Keynote talk: Jennifer Keesmat talk on walking to school

Walk Toronto is pleased to announce Walk Toronto’s 2014 general meeting, with a keynote talk by Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner for the City of Toronto, on the subject of walking to school. Ms. Keesmaat speaks passionately on this important topic (including a widely-watched TEDx talk), and under her auspices the City has begun a project to both encourage walking to school and make it safer for students.

The talk and general meeting are free and open to the general public. Here are the event details:

Jennifer Keesmaat
“Walk this way: Transforming our City”
Wednesday February 12
7:00-8:00 pm (keynote talk and questions), 8:00-9:00 pm (general meeting)
University of Toronto Schools (UTS) Auditorium, 371 Bloor St. W.
(S-E corner of Bloor and Spadina)
Accessible entrance west of main doors
If you plan to attend, please RSVP through Eventbrite:

http://tinyurl.com/Eventbrite-Keesmaat

Following the keynote, the Walk Toronto general meeting will highlight current initiatives and describe our first year’s accomplishments, followed by an opportunity to connect with other walking advocates and talk to representatives of walk to school programs. Everyone is welcome to stay and participate.

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5 thoughts on “Keynote talk: Jennifer Keesmat talk on walking to school

  1. I don’t have children but have heard the “walking school bus” where an adult leads a walking schoolbus has been quite successful in other parts of Canada. Just wanted to put it out there as an idea for fu rther dicusssion.

  2. When politicians present their platforms on “transforming our city” and contradict themselves in the process, we should be aware that the victim of this conflict is the car congested infrastructure and consequently lack of proper space and consideration for the safety of pedestrians. Unless, we address the urgency for leadership and vision from our elected officials and Planning Department for a sustainable infrastructure, both space and air pollution will continue to stifle our city.

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