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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 to Thursday, January 31, 2019

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Jul
01

Toronto District Book Club: The Well-Tempered City

Start/End Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00 AM - Friday, August 31, 2018 12:00 AM
District: Ontario

Weekly discussions will take place in the dedicated Google Group message board.

Date and location for an in-person meet-up will be determined through discussion with the group

 

The Toronto District book club is back for its fourth installment!

The purpose of the club is to read planning-related literature and generate discussion on emerging themes in planning.

This time, we will be reading “The Well-Tempered City” By Jonathan F.P. Rose. This book is “a celebration of the city and an impassioned argument for its role in addressing the important issues in these volatile times”.

This book comes highly recommended:
2017 PROSE Award Winner
One of Planetizen's Top 10 Books of 2016

We will aim to read 40 pages per week, for 10 weeks. We invite all participants to share their thoughts, musings, and related content on the group page (see link below). We will hold an in-person book salon in Toronto with a date and location TBD, but likely towards the end of September.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/oppi-book-club

The book is available from Indigo, Amazon, or your local library. Indigo is currently selling the paperback for $20.18, and the kobo e-book for $11.99
https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-well-tempered-city-what/9780062234735-item.html?ikwid=well-tempered+city&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

Planners from outside of Toronto are also invited to join and read along!

OPPI members may claim Continuous Professional Learning units according to the CPL Program Guide.

Jul
19

TD Bentway Walking Tour SOLD OUT

Start/End Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:00 PM - Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:30 PM
District: Toronto District

250 Fort York Blvd
Outside the Fort York Visitors Centre

 

On July 19th, join the Toronto District OPPI for a walking tour of Toronto's under the Gardiner transformation: the Bentway!

The Bentway is a unique and innovative public space that transforms 1.75km underneath Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway into a new gathering place for our city’s growing population, and we’ll be taken on a tour to describe the transformation process, exceptional public events, and future possibilities for any underutilized infrastructure.

We’ll meet just outside the Fort York Visitors Centre, located at 250 Fort York Blvd at 6:00pm

For those arriving on wheels, there is have a car park at the Visitors Centre, along with a bike rack and a Bike Share dock

Jul
25

Eastern District Book Club: The New Urban Crisis

Start/End Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 7:00 PM - Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:00 PM
District: Eastern District

Planet Coffee, By Ward Market
24A York Street, Ottawa

On Wednesday, July 25th the Book Club will meet from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Planet Coffee on York Street in the By Ward Market to discuss Richard Florida’s new book, The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation and Failing the Middle Class. All are welcome to attend!

About New Urban Crisis
“In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis. Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back-to-the-city movement in his ground-breaking The Rise of the Creative Class, demonstrates how the same forces that power the growth of the world's superstar cities also generate their vexing challenges: gentrification, unaffordability, segregation, and inequality. Meanwhile, many more cities still stagnate, and middle-class neighborhoods everywhere are disappearing. Our winner-take-all cities are just one manifestation of a profound crisis in today's urbanized knowledge economy.

A bracingly original work of research and analysis, The New Urban Crisis offers a compelling diagnosis of our economic ills and a bold prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring growth and prosperity for all.”

About Richard Florida
“Richard Florida is a University Professor and the Director of Cities at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a Distinguished Fellow at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. He is a senior editor at the Atlantic, cofounder and editor-at-large for the Atlantic’s CityLab, and founder of the Creative Class Group.”

Jul
26

LD NEIGHBOURPLAN: Vision for Jackson Park-Brookdale Neighbourhood

Start/End Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018 10:30 AM - Thursday, July 26, 2018 3:30 PM
District: Lakeland District

Venue to be confirmed in the Jackson Park-Brookdale neighbourhood
Peterborough

 

Peterborough’s Jackson Park-Brookdale Neighbourhood is one of three Peterborough neighbourhoods to be participating in GreenUP’s NeighbourPLAN participatory planning program as part of the Active Neighbourhoods Canada national project. The goal of this event is to develop a vision for public space in the Jackson Park-Brookdale neighbourhood, which reflects the best and most creative practices in the fields of planning, urban design, architecture, engineering, and public health. Come out to contribute to this community-led process by participating in a professional design charrette. At the charrette, you’ll be introduced to the project, the phases, and the people involved. The ideas captured during this workshop will inform the final Neighbourhood Vision.

Please RSVP by June 30
Email or call Laura Keresztesi, GreenUP, at laura.keresztesi@greenup.on.ca | 705.745.3238 x206

Aug
02

TO District & Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat - "Walking on Water" Walking Tour SOLD OUT

Start/End Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018 5:30 PM - Thursday, August 2, 2018 8:00 PM
District: Toronto District

The tour will start at 5:30 p.m. on August 2nd from Maple Leaf Square and the tour will finish with a social at Against the Grain restaurant.

 

The CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) in conjunction with the OPPI will be holding its annual walk on August 2nd. The walk forms part of the larger global initiative where tours will take place in over 20 cities using a common theme. This will be the fifth annual walk exploring the relationship between tall buildings and the urban environment.

This years theme is "walking on water" and will explore the relationship of the tall building with their waterfront setting. The tour will begin at Maple leaf Square and will walk along the PATH to the ferry Docks. The tour will then explore the new developments and public spaces in the East Bayfront before concluding with drinks at a patio on the water's edge.

The tour will be lead by James Parakh, who is a Licensed Architect and the Manager of Urban Design for Toronto and East York District, City of Toronto Planning Division.

During the last decade, James has led the urban design studio that has helped guide the review of all development in Downtown Toronto and surrounding urban areas, a portfolio that includes well over 250 tall buildings ranging in height from 20 stories to over 92 stories.

Tour participants from around the world will be tweeting images of the tour using the hash tag #CTBUHwalks

Aug
14

LD Mentor Mash-Up (for new and not-so-new planners)

Start/End Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:31 PM - Tuesday, August 14, 2018 4:00 PM
District: Lakeland District

Presentations and discussion from 1:30 - 4:00 pm at the Town of the Blue Mountains Council Chambers, 32 Mill Street, Thornbury, followed by a social from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Thornbury Village Cider House and Brewery at 90 King Street East in Thornbury.

 

Mentor Mash-Up (for new and not-so-new planners)

The event is aimed and helping new planners and seasoned veterans navigate their way through the PSB process, and answering any questions along the way. Through presentations and a panel discussion, pre-candidates, candidates, mentors, and sponsors (and aspiring mentors/sponsors) will be given the opportunity to understand their roles better.

PSB staff will present information on the process, resources available, and responsibilities associated with each role. The panel discussion will include mentors, sponsors, candidates, and recent graduates of the PSB membership exam. The panel will provide tips on everything from exam preparation, to tips on how mentors and sponsors can better assist new planners through this process.

If you are an aspiring Registered Professional Planner (RPP) this event is perfect for you. If you’re already an RPP please come out and show your support for newer members of the profession, and learn about how you can support the RPPs of tomorrow.

Please join us after for a networking social at the lovely Thornbury Village Cider House and Brewery to mix and mingle with aspiring, new, and not-so-new planners. The Thornbury Village Cider House and Brewery is just a short walk away, with both indoor and outdoor seating available.

Admission is $15 for members and non-members, or $12 for students. Admission covers the presentations and light refreshments, but drinks at the social will be at your own expense.

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
27

How to Create Engaging Sessions - September 27, 2018

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.

 

 

Sep
27

How to Create Engaging Sessions - September 27, 2018

Start/End Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:30 PM - Thursday, September 27, 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.

 

 




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