Just The Facts: Driving Toronto's Transit System Forward

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A moderated panel & Q&A where we ask the experts how we can utilize available evidence to drive Toronto's transit systems forward.

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Decades of underfunding. Daily delays and closures. Presto glitches. Under-developed bike infrastructure. These are some of the many issues that Toronto's transit system, and its million of riders, face today on a daily basis.

Despite these issues, there are many promising ideas, policies and action plans proposed by Toronto's many researchers, urban planners and elected representatives to tackle these very concerns. If these experts had three minutes with a decision maker, what one policy or research finding would they propose to drive Toronto's transit systems forward?

That's exactly what we - the Toronto Science Policy Network, a student science policy group based at the University of Toronto - will be asking our panelists on Thursday November 12th, 2020. Come out to attend our expert panel, moderated discussion and Q&A to learn about how we can utilize available evidence to drive Toronto's transit systems forward.

We are very pleased to announce our panelists:

Cherise Burda (Executive Director of the City Building Ryerson)

Amanda O'Rourke (Executive Director, 8 80 Cities)

Professor Matti Siemiatycki (Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Planning and Finance)

Ben Spurr (Toronto Star, Transportation Reporter) as our moderator.

This event is being hosted by the Toronto Science Policy Network (TSPN), with support from the University of Toronto’s Student Initiative Fund.

This is a virtual event hosted on Zoom. A link to join the webinar will be sent to you before the start of the panel.

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