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February 21, 2008
Media Advisory - Forum on Innovative Approaches to Managing Public Places
The Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Public Advisory Group and the City of Toronto’s Facilities and Real Estate, and City Planning Divisions are hosting a public forum on Innovative Approaches to Managing Public Places with guest speaker, Dan Biederman.

The forum will explore how governance, programming and funding of public places in Toronto and other cities are successfully structured and delivered.

Dan Biederman - a driving force behind the revitalization of Bryant Park in New York City - will share his thoughts and experiences.

Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Design Exchange, Trading Floor, 234 Bay St.

Opening remarks:
Mayor David Miller

Guest speaker:
Dan Biederman, President, Bryant Park Corporation, 34th Street Partnership and BRV Corporation

Panel members:
• Geoff Cape, Executive Director, Evergreen
• Michael J. Cooper, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dundee Realty Corporation (Distillery Historic District, Toronto)
• Ron Soskolne, Development Consultant and Chair, Yonge-Dundas Square Board of Management

The forum will include a question and answer period with the guest speaker and panelists. The forum is sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group and the Design Exchange, along with the City of Toronto. The public is invited to attend.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:

Cindy Bromley, Manager, Communications, 416-392-4993,



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