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March 1, 2013
City of Toronto presents panel discussion as part of the Feeling Congested? consultation process
The City of Toronto is hosting a panel discussion entitled "Decongesting Toronto: Building a great city by changing the way we move." This important city-wide conversation will address how to plan and invest in improving transportation and transit infrastructure in the city.

The panel discussion will take place Monday, March 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jane Mallett Theatre, at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E.

The panel will be moderated by CBC Metro Morning host Matt Galloway, and will consist of the following panellists:
• Councillor Peter Milczyn (Ward 5 Etobicoke-Lakeshore), Chair, Planning and Growth Committee
• Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair, Economic Development Committee
• Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto
• Larry Beasley, former Co-Director of Planning, City of Vancouver
• Carol Wilding, President and CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade
• John Howe, Vice President, Investment Strategy and Project Evaluation, Metrolinx

Join the conversation. Help answer questions such as: How can Toronto take advantage of this important turning point and harness new investments to create a better transportation system that fundamentally changes the way we move?

Attend the panel discussion and hear some of Toronto's and Canada's leading urban thinkers tackle this question as they discuss the issue of transportation and transit.

RSVP for this event at

All stakeholders are invited to complete the City's online survey to provide feedback on funding models for transportation projects. Visit to complete the survey, which will be online until March 15. To date, almost 5,000 people have completed the online survey.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Coordinator



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