TABE Growing Jobs & Opportunity in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region

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Thursday 04 April 2019, 12:00 - 13:15


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Growing Jobs & Opportunity in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region: Why Regional Economic Strategy is a Must


Pamela Blais' recent report Planning the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) Region shows that the region is in the midst of a dramatic shift where a more balanced pattern of urban and suburban employment growth has given way to the hyper-concentration of knowledge-based activities in and around downtown Toronto. The report points out that the GGH suffers from the lack of regional economic development strategy and raises the question of whether the region should be planning for a second "downtown" that is well-connected by transit, to promote economic resilience, reduce commutes, and achieve other benefits. 

About our speaker

pam blais

Pamela Blais is an urban planner and Principal of Metropole Consultants. In her twenty-plus year career as an urban planning consultant, her work has included re-urbanization strategies, long term regional growth planning, municipal economic development strategies, innovative land use policies, and urban regeneration strategies. She is also the author of Perverse Cities: Hidden Subsidies, Wonky Policy and Urban Sprawl, which was shortlisted for the 2011 Donner Book Prize - awarded for the best Canadian public policy book of the year. 


Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Registration: 11:45am

Presentation and Q&A: 12-1:15pm

Where:  70 York Street, 11th Floor, HSBC Building, Toronto

Price:  Members $25, Non-Members $45, Students $15

- Lunch will be provided -

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