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Activities






Organizing and Leadership




Co-founder, Walk Toronto advocacy group, 2013.

Joint winner, Jane Jacobs Prize, 2010 (as a co-founder of Spacing magazine).

Co-Chair, Toronto Pedestrian Committee, 2006-2010. Member, Toronto Pedestrian Committee, 2003-2006.

Co-organized Walk21 Community conference (an open conference for citizens featuring presentations from the international Walk21 conferene in Toronto), 2008.

Co-organizer, Walking Life (exhibition of walking-related art at the Gladstone Hotel in conjunction with the international Walk21 Conference in Toronto), September 2007.

Co-founder, Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation, 2006.

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Teaching and Guiding




Guest lecture for 3rd year undergraduate class "Urban Transportation Policy Analysis" taught by Jake Schabas, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough, June 2014

Presenter, "Pedestrian safety", & the City Walkshop Series (Jane's Walk Toronto) on "Walking and Health", March 2014.

External examiner, OCAD U, for Lisa Binnie, "The Port Lands Sensory Walk", thesis for Master's of Fine Arts (Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design), October 2013.

Presentation to Urban Studies Student Union, University of Toronto, for their "I Heart Walking" event, March 2013

Guest lecture for "Topics in Public Policy: Urban Policy" class at the University of Toronto School of Public Policy and Governance, unit on "Participation and Citizenship" taught by Prof. Richard Stren, November 2012.

Designed and taught (August 2011) "Pedestrian City" unit of "Maximum City", a teaching unit about urban issues for high school students designed at University of Toronto Schools.

Designed and presented walk on Toronto urban issues and civic engagement for "Atidim" tour by Israeli graduating students, July 2011.

Have led yearly Jane's Walks since 2008, each one in a different area of Toronto.

Co-designed and taught unit on walking for high school students participating in Walk21 conference youth program, July 2007.

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Consultation, Discussion and Facilitation




Panelist, Ground Landscape Architect Quarterly panel discussion on "The Commons", March 2017 (for publication in the magazine)

Stakeholder representative, City of Toronto Complete Streets Guidelines (2015-2016)

Panelist, "Our Future King," launch of the King Street visioning study with Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat, TTC CEO Andy Byford, and others, June 2016.

Panelist, "Engaging In-Between Spaces: Toronto's Summit on Laneways," organized by The Laneways Project, November 2014.

Panelist, screening of movie Artists on the Underground, Reel Artists Film Festival, February 2014.

Stakeholder representative, Metrolinx and TTC session on Yonge Relief transit options, February 2014.

Stakeholder representative, City of Toronto City Planning "Feeling Congested?" consultations, 2013-2014

Co-led walking tour, "Yorkville Pedestrian Improvements," at Complete Streets Forum, May 2013.

Moderator,"Building Momentum for Transportation Funding", Evergreen Cityworks Innovation Talk (panel including Mitzi Hunter, CivicAction; Matthew Bertin, Metrolinx; Teresa Di Felice, CAA; Cherise Burda, Pembina Institute; and others), April 2013.

Stakeholder representative, City of Toronto Transportation Services "Listening Session", April 2012

Panelist, Toronto Society of Architects Forum on "Transit Architecture", May 2012.

Moderator, talk by Mexican curator Jorge Muguia, Urban Field Speaker Series at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, March 2012

Member, Pedestrian Projects reference group, Public Realm Office, City of Toronto, 2012-present

Stakeholders Workshop, Toronto Wayfinding System Strategy, Metro Hall, December 2011, February 2012.

Advisor, Move! Transportation Charette, November 2011 (Institute without Boundaries, George Brown College)

Rivertowne Community Walk and consultation, September 2011

Street Food Vending Workshop, 519 Community Centre, Toronto, January 2011

CivicAction Greater Toronto Summit, Toronto, Metro Convention Centre, February 2011 (table facilitator)

Member, Transportation and Infrastructure Working Group, Toronto City Summit Alliance (now CivicAction), 2010-2011

Toronto City Summit Alliance, Preparatory roundtable on Neighbourhoods and Affordable Housing, Community Room, 246 Sackville St., Regent Park, October 2010

Toronto City Summit Alliance, Preparatory roundtable on Transit And Transportation Infrastructure, Wychwood Barns, July 2010 (table facilitator)

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Conference Participation




International Transport Forum, Leipzig, May-June 2017

Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) annual studio, November 2015.

Active City Summit (organized by City of Toronto Public Health, Transportation, and Planning), April 2015.

Conference Pre-event, Worldviews Conference on Media and Higher Education, MaRS Discovery District, April 2011.

Complete Streets Forum, Toronto, April 2010

Walk21 Conference, Toronto, October 2007

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Selected media appearances




"Notebook on Cities and Culture" by Colin Marshall (October 2014)

CBC radio, Metro Morning with Matt Galloway, "Toronto Public Etiquette Guide" (March 2017)

CBC Television, "Our Toronto" (first segment), May 13 2017 (about Toronto Public Etiquette Guide).

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