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Jennifer Keesmaat Announces Departure From Toronto Planning

Jennifer Keesmaat at the Toronto Urban Design Awards, Sept 2015, Craig White
August 28, 2017 4:39 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Jennifer Keesmaat has announced her departure from the top job in Toronto's Planning Department effective September 29, 2017. Chief Planner and Executive Director of the City Planning division ... read more

Chief Planner Talks Toronto Urbanism at CUI Event

Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto, Canadian Urban Institute
December 7, 2015 4:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Canadian Urban Institute has been the country's non-profit urban policy organization for 25 years. Raising awareness of local and international planning issues through education and applied ... read more

Keesmaat Talks Urbanism and Disruptive Technology at ULI

November 5, 2015 6:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On the opening day of the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Toronto Symposium, a lively series of plenary presentations and breakout dialogue sessions presented attendees with an opportunity to explore ... read more

Chief Planner Roundtable Discusses Main Street Retail

Looking north up Market Street from The Esplanade, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 10, 2014 4:15 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Jennifer Keesmaat has taken an active role in educating Torontonians about the planning process since becoming the City's Chief Planner in 2012. One of the primary ways she has done this is by ... read more

Chief Planner Roundtable Tackles Planning Cities for Families

Jennifer Keesmaat Hosts Chief Planner Roundtable. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
May 5, 2014 12:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat joined City staff, industry representatives, and interested residents on April 24 at City Hall to host another installment of the Chief Planner Roundtable series. ... read more

Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat Talks First Annual Report

2013 Development Review title page from the Toronto Planning Annual Report
March 10, 2014 4:58 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The City of Toronto’s Planning Division has had a very busy year. City Planning recently released their very first Annual Report which outlines the achievements of the past year and the priorities ... read more

Planning Roundtable Looks for Solutions to Suburban Issues

Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner Roundtable, Toronto, Jane Farrow, Swerhun
November 26, 2013 4:15 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
On November 25, as budget talks progressed—and sometimes raged—across the hall, Toronto's Chief Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, led her sixth Chief Planner Roundtable of the year, closing out a ... read more

Roundtable Seeks to take "Sub" out of "Suburbs"

Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto
October 2, 2013 4:00 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Since becoming Chief Planner of Toronto a year ago, Jennifer Keesmaat has been a shining star of the city, putting herself out there in a manner that we don't normally expect from public servants, ... read more

Don Schmitt on the Art of the Architect at the Walrus Talks

Donald Schmitt speaks at the Walrus Talks 2012, image by Jack Landau
November 27, 2012 7:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Back in October the Walrus Magazine, Canada's general interest literary journal, invited nine Toronto-based movers and shakers to speak on "The Art of the City" at a salon held in front of a ... read more

Going To School: A Transit Summit Connects Education, Development & Transportation in GTHA

Going to School, York University, TTC Subway Extension, Toronto Condos
October 1, 2012 2:13 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Going To School: A Transit Summit took place on September 28th at York University, and gathered post-secondary representatives, planners, politicians, transit agencies and leading academics to ... read more