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Monday, September 24, 2018 to Sunday, March 31, 2019

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Sep
12

The Principles of Traffic and Transportation - 20 Week Evening Lecture Series

Start/End Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:00 AM - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:00 AM
District: Ontario

The seminars will start September 12th and continue until February 2019 (total 20). The seminars will take place every Wednesday between 5:30 - 7:00pm at the Markham Civic Centre located at 101 Town Centre Blvd. Markham Ontario.

 

Introduction
The transportation system is being asked to play a greater role in society these days as we strive to move people, fuel the economy, be more energy efficient, and address the role of the automobile in climate change.

These are broad themes that will affect the transportation profession for years to come, however at the 'street level' there is still the day-today of designing, operating, evaluating and improving the local transportation system in our cities and towns.

Whether you are new to the transportation industry, are looking to refresh your knowledge on transportation principles, or if you have taken on a new responsibility or are working in a ‘niche area’ and wish to broaden your knowledge, PTRC’s 20 week evening lecture series offers a cost-effective and time-inexpensive training course that will benefit both the participating employee and their employer.

This evening seminar program has been running in Europe for over fifteen years. After the success of the program in Toronto from 2011 - 2014, PTRC will again be running the series from September 2018 to February 2019.

Structure
The series will consist of 20 lectures delivered by local experienced transportation practitioners from consultancies, local authorities and governments, who are experts in their
field. Presenters will be drawn from consulting firms, local agencies, academia and other government bodies. Each seminar will cover a specific topic and the content has been devised as far as possible to cover the typical principles of a transportation scheme.

Tutors will be encouraged to design interactive sessions to accompany their talk and there will be plenty of time for discussion and questions, and may also open up opportunities for networking.

 

To register, please click on the link https://event.ciltuk.org.uk/uploads/public/PTRC/Toronto%20Lecture%20Series%202018%20-%20Markham%20Final%20Web.pdf

Sep
25

Walk This Way: Designing a Pedestrian Paradise

Start/End Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:30 PM - Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:30 PM
District: Ontario

Urbanism Lab 40, Elgin Street, 2nd Floor - Access building from Elgin Street entrance

 

This panel discussion will explore how we can create spaces that contribute to the urban fabric as dynamic and multi-functional venues.

Speakers:
• Cynthia Nikitin, Senior Vice-President, Project for Public Spaces, New York City, New York
• Renée Daoust and Réal Lestage, Daoust Lestage, Montréal, Quebec, and designers of the Place des festivals / Quartier des spectacles
• Ron Redmond, Executive Director, Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, Vermont

All urbanism lab events can be also viewed on Youtube.

For more information, visit http://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/events/walk-this-way-designing-a-pedestrian-paradise/

Sep
26

How to Create Engaging Sessions - September 26, 2018

Start/End Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:00 AM - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM
District: Ontario

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown Toronto

475 Yonge St

Toronto

Rosedale Room

 

Participants are asked to bring a copy of their presentation with them so they can work together with the facilitator in a one-on-one coaching session.

Participants may be able to claim learning units under OPPI’s Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) program. Please consult the CPL Program Guide for more information.

There will be no breakfast or lunch.  Only beverages (coffee, tea and water) will be provided.

 

 

Sep
26

How to Create Engaging Sessions - September 26, 2018

Start/End Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:30 PM - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 4:30 PM
District: Ontario

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown Toronto

475 Yonge St

Toronto

Rosedale Room

 

Participants are asked to bring a copy of their presentation with them so they can work together with the facilitator in a one-on-one coaching session.

Participants may be able to claim learning units under OPPI’s Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) program. Please consult the CPL Program Guide for more information.

There will be no breakfast or lunch.  Only beverages (coffee, tea and water) will be provided.

 

 

Sep
26

Tips and Tools for Accessible Main Streets

Start/End Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 2:00 PM - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 3:00 PM
District: Ontario

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tips-and-tools-for-accessible-main-streets-tickets-49953649711

 

Join the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility on September 26, 2-3pm, for part two of their Accessible Champion series.

This month will focus on accessible mainstreets and will feature two Accessibility Champions. Brent Kittmer, CAO and Clerk for the Town of St. Marys, will discuss the experiences of reconstructing their main street within a heritage conservation district while also integrating accessibility upgrades. Luke Anderson, Executive Director and Founder of The Stopgap Foundation, will talk about the StopGap program and other initiatives.

For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tips-and-tools-for-accessible-main-streets-tickets-49953649711

*NOTE* If you require an alternative format of the presentation or have any accessibility requests related to accessing the content of the webinar, please contact the webinar team at aoda.events@ontario.ca

Sep
26

SD Aggregate Information Session & Tour - Southwest District SOLD OUT

Start/End Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 3:00 PM - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 6:15 PM
District: Ontario

St. Louis Bar & Grill
283 Northfield Drive East, Waterloo ON

 

Join your OPPI colleagues in learning about aggregate operations in our community. This event begins with a brief panel discussion and overview by aggregate operators, landowners, and professional planners. Following the discussion, participants will board a bus for a tour of an active aggregate extraction facility and a rehabilitated former site. An optional social event with light refreshments has been scheduled following the bus tour.

In order to make appropriate arrangements for group transportation, you must pre-register for this event by September 20, 2018.



Important: All participants must provide their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Steel toe boots, a hard hat, and a safety vest are all required to be worn during the tour.

This event is open to all students, members of the Southwest District, and our non-member colleagues.

 

Additional information:

Depart St. Louis Bar & Grill – 3:30 

Capital Paving Pit Tour – 4:15-5:00 (presentation by Neal DeRuyter, MHBC and George Lourenco, Capital Paving) 

Depart Capital Paving – 5:15 

Visit Snyder’s Flats – 5:45 – 6:00 (presentation by Crystal Allan, GRCA) 

Return to St. Louis Bar & Grill – 6:15

Light Refreshments / Appetizers – 6:30-8:30 

Sep
26

ORD Walk and Talk with York Region's Chief Planner SOLD OUT

Start/End Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:30 PM - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 6:30 PM
District: Oak Ridges District

100 New Park Place, Vaughan. Meet in front of the YRT welcome tent in Transit Square on east side of the KPMG building

 

York Region in partnership with OPPI is hosting a walking tour of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) entitled Walk & Talk with York Region’s Chief Planner. The VMC is one of York Region’s fastest growing urban centres where future growth is being directed. It is transforming into a vibrant location for people of all ages that brings a diverse mix of new jobs, shops, services as well as housing and transportation options.

Come and hear from York Region and the City of Vaughan’s planning staff, York Region economic business analyst and York Region Transit (YRT) staff, on how the VMC is being developed as part of the Region’s larger city building initiatives. The 45 minute tour will cover a short loop within the VMC plus a view of the entire area from within the KPMG building. Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The tour will begin and end at the YRT welcome tent in Transit Square (east of the KPMG building at 100 New Park Place).

York Region is currently undertaking the Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) process to update the Regional Official Plan. The updated Official Plan will guide decisions on land use planning and infrastructure delivery, while building on direction provided through provincial planning documents. Use york.ca/mcrgetinvolved to stay informed.

Please note the following:

• Waiver - In order to participate in this walking tour, OPPI will require all participants to sign a waiver onsite. Volunteers with OPPI will be asking participants to review and sign the waiver prior to the start of the walking tour.

• Video - As part of the MCR process, York Region is creating a video entitled “As You Said It” to get various perspectives from residents and business operations on growth in the community, future trends, opportunities and challenges and what future priorities should be the focus for the Region. York Region is hoping that you will participate in this; however, only those people who agree to be taped will be recorded.

• Post Tour Dinner - After the tour, we will be stopping in at St. Louis Bar & Grill (90 Edgeley Blvd.) for dinner and refreshments. Please indicate when you register if you plan on attending the dinner afterward so we can ensure the restaurant reserves enough room for all of us. Note that York Region and/or OPPI will not be covering the cost of this dinner. You are responsible for the cost of any food or refreshments you order.

Sep
26

TD Film Screening & Panel Discussion - Accidental Parkland

Start/End Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 6:30 PM - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:00 PM
District: Ontario

Carlton Cinema
20 Carlton St. at Yonge St.
Toronto, ON M5B 2H5

Near the College TTC Station on the Yonge line.

 

OPPI Toronto District proudly presents the film screening of Accidental Parkland documentary with director / producer Dan Berman of Metal Dog Films.

Director / producer Dan Berman will moderate a panel discussion following the film with a panelists who appear in the film.

Accidental Parkland is a documentary project on the changing nature and sustained value of Toronto’s urban waterways, both the waterfront and ravines.

Toronto’s most distinctive physical attribute is also one of its least appreciated: its 44,000-acre ravine system. That’s thirty times the size of Central Park in New York that is distributed throughout the region, interconnecting the entire Greater Toronto Area from the Oak Ridges Moraine to Lake Ontario. Many people don’t even realize that we all are linked by these indented spaces and the water that flows through them. Development over the last century and a half has engineered, and sometimes buried, the ravines and watercourses out of our sight and minds.

Registration begins at 6:30 pm, film screening starts promptly at 7:00 pm

This event counts towards CPL credits!

Concession snacks not included in the price.

Sep
26

Eastern District Book Club - Born to Walk: The Transformative Power of the Pedestrian Act

Start/End Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 7:00 PM - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:00 PM
District: Eastern District


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

An evening with the Eastern District Book Club

On Wednesday, September 26th the Book Club will meet from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill to discuss Dan Rubinstein’s book, Born to Walk: The Transformative Power of the Pedestrian Act. All are welcome to attend!

About Born to Walk
“The humble act of putting one foot in front of the other transcends age, geography, culture, and class, and is one of the most economical and environmentally responsible modes of transit. Yet with our modern fixation on speed, this healthy pedestrian activity has been largely left behind. At a personal and professional crossroads, writer, editor, and obsessive walker Dan Rubinstein travelled throughout the U.S., U.K., and Canada to walk with people who saw the act not only as a form of transportation and recreation, but also as a path to a better world. There are no magic-bullet solutions to modern epidemics like obesity, anxiety, alienation, and climate change. But what if there is a simple way to take a step in the right direction? Combining fascinating reportage, eye-opening research, and Rubinstein’s own discoveries, Born to Walk explores how far this ancient habit can take us, how much repair is within range, and guarantees that you’ll never again take walking for granted."

About Dan Rubinstein
”My name is Dan Rubinstein. I like to walk. And I like to write. So I decided to combine my two passions. The result was my first book, Born to Walk: The Transformative Power of a Pedestrian Act, published in 2015 by ECW Press, and available for purchase at bookstores (bricks-and-mortar and online) throughout Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Australia and New Zealand, with French and Portuguese editions also available.”

“My articles about walking have appeared in publications such as The Walrus, The Economist, the Globe and Mail, enRoute, Spacing, Cottage Life, Canadian Business, Ottawa Magazine, explore and Canadian Geographic, where I worked as the managing editor/acting editor. As part of the Born to Walk project, I’m also pursuing collaborations with storytellers who work in other fields, including film, visual art, music, radio and digital design. Because everybody walks … sometimes.”

For more information about Dan Rubinstein or Born to Walk, visit:https://borntowalk.org/about/ 

Sep
27

How to Create Engaging Sessions - September 27, 2018 SOLD OUT

Start/End Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 8:00 AM - Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:00 PM
District: Ontario

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown Toronto

475 Yonge St

Toronto

Rosedale Room

 

Participants are asked to bring a copy of their presentation with them so they can work together with the facilitator in a one-on-one coaching session.

Participants may be able to claim learning units under OPPI’s Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) program. Please consult the CPL Program Guide for more information.

There will be no breakfast or lunch.  Only beverages (coffee, tea and water) will be provided.

 

 




Cancellation Policy for OPPI Events

  • Full refund: requires a minimum of one month's notice
  • 75% refund: requires 2-4 weeks' notice
  • No refund: if less than 2 weeks' notice


Cancellation Policy for Partnered Events

  • Please contact the partnered organization directly