Cities have been on the frontlines of responding to the pandemic. From pop-ups, to café-lined streets, greenspaces and art installations, cities have innovated to help businesses keep afloat and keep citizens safe. Hear from Toronto Mayor John Tory about what’s on the horizon as we move towards reopening and how Canada’s urban centre is positioned to come back stronger than ever.
Born and raised in Toronto, John Tory is the current Mayor of Toronto, first elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. Over the last year, the Mayor has been leading Toronto’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring that the City government does everything it can to help people get through this emergency.
Leslie Woo CRE® is a respected leader with over 25 years of experience building sustainable communities and shaping urban development in Canada’s fastest-growing urban region, greater Toronto. Leslie has been the CEO of CivicAction since September 2020.