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2019 Toronto Urban Design Awards: Call for Entries

Start/End Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:00 AM - Monday, April 29, 2019 12:00 AM
District: Ontario

2019 Toronto Urban Design Awards: Call for Entries

As of February 28, submissions are being accepted for the 2019 Toronto Urban Design Awards. The call for entries deadline is Monday, April 29 at 12 noon. The Toronto Urban Design Awards recognize a wide range of projects that demonstrate improvements to the built environment and quality of public places in the city. Project entry details and program information is available at www.toronto.ca/tuda 



ORD Creating Energy from Waste - Tour of the Durham York Energy Centre

Start/End Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:00 AM - Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:00 AM
District: Oak Ridges District

1835 Energy Drive, Clarington

Tour of the Durham / York Energy Centre
Join the Oak Ridges District for a presentation and tour of the Durham York Energy Centre. Also included will be a presentation by Municipality of Clarington staff regarding the land use planning background and context in establishing the DYEC.

About the Durham York Energy Centre:
The Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) is a waste management facility that produces energy from the combustion of garbage. The DYEC safely processes 140,000 tonnes of residential garbage per year that remains after maximizing waste diversion programs – reducing, reusing, recycling and composting – in Durham and York Regions. Councils from both Durham and York Regions endorsed Energy from Waste (EFW) in 2006 as the best long-term, local and sustainable option for final disposal of residential garbage. By using state-of-the-art pollution control systems and proven, reliable EFW technology, the DYEC meets the most stringent environmental standards; reduces greenhouse gas emissions compared to the existing landfill option; and reduces the overall volume of garbage being sent to landfill by up to 90 per cent.

Registration is at 8:45 am. Participants must wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and closed toe shoes (no heels). Refreshments (coffee, tea and water) will be provided.


Eastern District Book Club "Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World"

Start/End Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:00 PM - Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:00 PM
District: Eastern District

Fox & Feather Pub and Grill
283 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON

Due to weather, our last book club meeting of 2018 was postponed. Spring has sprung, and (knock on uncovered cement!) we think it’s safe to come out of hiding! With that, please join the Eastern District in discussing its last book of 2018 – Doug Saunders’ Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World. All are welcome to attend! Must purchase/borrow own copy of book (paper or electronic). Registration not necessary.

A special thanks to those who participated in the 2018 Book Club Survey. Your feedback will help us further develop the book club in ways that better suit your needs. Stay tuned for our 2019 program!

About Arrival City
“From one of Canada's leading journalists comes a major book about how the movement of populations from rural to urban areas on the margins is reshaping our world. These transitional spaces are where the next great economic and cultural boom will be born, or where the great explosion of violence will occur. The difference depends on our ability to notice.

The twenty-first century is going to be remembered for the great, and final, shift of human populations out of rural, agricultural life into cities. The movement engages an unprecedented number of people, perhaps a third of the world's population, and will affect almost everyone in tangible ways. The last human movement of this size and scope, and the changes it will bring to family life, from large agrarian families to small urban ones, will put an end to the major theme of human history: continuous population growth.

Arrival City offers a detailed tour of the key places of the "final migration" and explores the possibilities and pitfalls inherent in the developing new world order. From villages in China, India, Bangladesh and Poland to the international cities of the world, Doug Saunders portrays a diverse group of people as they struggle to make the transition, and in telling the story of their journeys — and the history of their often multi-generational families enmeshed in the struggle of transition — gives an often surprising sense of what factors aid in the creation of a stable, productive community."


LD 8th Annual World Town Planning Day - "Review of the City of Peterborough Official Plan Priorities"

Start/End Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:30 PM - Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:00 PM
District: Lakeland District

McDonnel Street Activity Centre (PTBO Lawn Bowling Club),

577 McDonnel Street, Peterborough, ON

Interested in understanding how cities and towns are organized? Do you love teamwork and communicating with the public? Maybe a career in planning or engineering is for you? Come join both students and young professionals for an event that will introduce participants to community planning and de elopement. Working side-by-side with area planners, architects, and other development professionals, participants will examine the City of Peterborough's identified priorities for the Official Plan update to provide valuable feedback to be considered by the City.


A free meal and beverages will be provided. For more information and to register by April 18, 2019 contact Kevin M. Duguay, MCIP, RPP; email:kevin@kmdplanning.com , phone: 705-749-6710


ED Jane's Walks in Kingston

Start/End Date: Friday, May 3, 2019 1:00 PM - Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:00 AM
District: Eastern District

All over Kingston

This year Jane’s Walk Kingston has a great selection with fourteen different walks including a number of brand new ones. The walks are given by volunteers, are free, happen rain or shine and usually take about 60 -90 minutes.

The calendar schedule on Jane's Walk Kingston outlines the times the walks will happen over the weekend. A few walks are offered twice. Click on the walk that interests you and learn more details about the walk and where to meet. Start planning your weekend!

This is the fifth consecutive year for the Jane’s Walk Weekend in Kingston. The walks change each year. If you would like to keep informed please add your name to the email list and we will ensure that you are notified. https://janeswalkkingston.wordpress.com/


ED Jane’s Walk in Ottawa - Gatineau

Start/End Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 11:00 AM - Monday, May 6, 2019 1:00 PM
District: Eastern District

Please visit the Jane’s Walk website for further details. https://www.janeswalkottawa.ca/en/walks/current

Jane’s Walk Ottawa-Gatineau every year celebrates by hosting walks throughout the capital the weekend of May 4 and 5.  New walks are being posted everyday on their website. 

https://www.janeswalkottawa.ca/en/walks/current  Are you interested in participating or evening leading a walk? View the list in current walks or submit your walk on their webpage.  Walks are free, rain or shine.


Lakeland Distrtict Jane's Walks

Start/End Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019 10:00 AM - Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:00 PM
District: Ontario

We will meet outside Peterborough Square; at the tables, on the corner of Charlotte St. and Water St. There is plenty of bicycle parking on the opposite corner at the Ontario Government Building. Parking is available underground at Peterborough Square.

What makes a Vibrant Downtown?
All are welcome to join us on a walking discussion through Peterborough’s downtown. Along the way we will chat about what we want for the future, maybe what we don’t want and how can we help make that happen.

We’ll cover a number of topics:
What makes an economically healthy downtown?
Who is downtown for? How do we make it for everyone?
Car versus pedestrian versus bicycles; making it work.
How do we preserve the historical fabric of downtown while still encouraging growth?


All are welcome to attend this free event. Registration is not necessary but appreciated in order to get a sense of numbers https://www.eventbrite.com/e/janes-walk-ptbo-2019-what-makes-a-vibrant-downtown-registration-59999890287

We recommend you wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle and snacks. Dogs are welcome and must be kept on leash, please stoop and scoop.


Planner as a Facilitator Course - May 6 & 7, 2019 SOLD OUT

Start/End Date: Monday, May 6, 2019 8:30 AM - Tuesday, May 7, 2019 5:00 PM
District: Ontario

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown Toronto

475 Yonge St

Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7


Room: TBA


This two-day course provides training in effective facilitation methods and techniques to lead groups, guide discussions, analyze problems and achieve a consensus within groups. The course is designed to be interactive and offers participants the theory and methods to:


·         Facilitate any group more effectively and confidently

·         Make meetings more productive

·         Focus a diverse group's energy on common goals

·         Lead discussion on sensitive issues and problems

·         Create a sense of teamwork

·         Maximize productivity

·         Analyze and solve problems


Participants will be introduced to facilitation theory and be given the opportunity to lead actual facilitation sessions.


Course Instructor: Brian Benn


Lakeland District Jane's Walk - Small and Hidden Parks

Start/End Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 6:30 PM - Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:30 PM
District: Lakeland District

We will meet at Hamilton Park on Bonnacord Street just east of Monaghan Road, City of Peterborough. Parking is available at nearby Bonnerworth Park of McDonnel Street.

Join us for an evening stroll City of Peterborough to explore three small parks (and pass by two larger parks for contrast). We will look into how these parks are being used, and how they have been improved, or not, as the case may be. This walk will begin at Hamilton Park, pass through Bonnerworth Park, and then walk through The Mount and along quiet residential streets to Manor Heights Park before ending in Hastings Park. On our return to Hamilton Park we will pass Queen Mary school park.


All are welcome to attend this free event. 

The route will consist of paved and gravel surfaces, grassy park fields, and street crossings. Please let us know at janeswalkptbo@gmail.com if you have any accommodation needs.

We recommend you wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle and snacks. Dogs are welcome and must be kept on leash, please stoop and scoop.


Understanding Legislation for Planners Course - May 10, 2019

Start/End Date: Friday, May 10, 2019 8:30 AM - Friday, May 10, 2019 5:00 PM
District: Ontario

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown Toronto

475 Yonge St

Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7


Room: TBA


Planning operates within many legislative frameworks which affect planners and their day to day activities. This myriad of legislation can at times produce complex and frustrating issues for planners and organizations when they apply and use the legislation.


Understanding Legislation for Planners is a one-day course designed to provide planners with a foundation for working with planning legislation. It is an introductory course to help planners read and draft legislation and covers:


Ø    The role of legislation in the planning framework and an    overview of legislation relevant to Ontario planners

Ø    How legislation is enacted and implemented, principles of statutory interpretation

Ø    Jurisdictions and interrelations of planning legislation

Ø    Guidelines for drafting municipal by-laws

Ø    Applying, interpreting and challenging legislation


This course focuses on legislation that is applicable to Ontario planners, touching on relevant precedent decisions of the courts and tribunals related to legislative interpretation. Participants are provided with resource materials related to the legislation, relevant readings and case law. In addition, practical examples of drafting techniques arising in land use planning are covered. 


Course instructors: Ian Lord and Martin Rendl, RPP

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