What are we missing in Toronto?
That’s a great question, and not a hard one to answer. Transit, affordable housing, broader social programs, and steady finances at City Hall are some of the first things that come to mind. But Toronto’s issues stretch beyond the borders of our city, and the needs of the suburbs creep onto our streets with the commuter trains every morning.
What we’ve been missing in each municipality as we all scramble to solve our issues as if we are islands is one comprehensive vision for the region that encompasses the cities and towns of the golden horseshoe.
While we focus on our small problems we’re missing the bigger picture. We can’t wait any longer, we need a regional vision to head into the future.
Enter the Toronto Region Vision Summit. Leaders from each municipality, different levels of governance, the province, the private sector, planners, developers, and students all coming together to get to work on the ideas that will help us successfully move ahead as a region.
I can’t wait to see what is in store.
For more information visit http://www.unlockgridlock.ca/events/visionsummit.