TORONTO, April 16, 2013 /CNW/ - CivicAction will kick off the next phase of its Your32 regional transportation campaign tomorrow at the CivicAction Forum: Our Region, Our Move. The event brings together 300 Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) business, government, labour, academic, and community leaders for a day of discussion and action on transportation investment in the GTHA.
Delegates attending the CivicAction Forum will deliver feedback to Metrolinx and to governments on a number of fronts, including what it will take to earn the public's trust, and how to maximize the impact and benefits of transportation expansion in the GTHA.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne begins the day with an address on transportation and priorities for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Speakers and moderators represent leading voices in Canada and internationally on urban affairs.
|What:||CivicAction Forum: Our Region, Our Move|
|When:||Wednesday, April 17th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Where:|| The Allstream Centre
105 Princes' Blvd
|Who:|| Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
Greater Toronto Area Mayors
Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner and Executive Director, City of Toronto
Rob Prichard, Chair, Metrolinx
John Tory, Chair, and Mitzie Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, CivicAction
| 9:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Opening Keynote by Premier Wynne
9:35 a.m. to 10:00 a.m, Jan Sturesson, PwC (Sweden), "Cities of Opportunity"
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Greater Toronto Area Mayors Panel
12:15 p.m. to 12:25 p.m., Launch of Next Phase of Your32 Regional Transportation
1:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m., Regional Transportation Breakout Sessions
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Rob Prichard, Metrolinx, Response to Delegates' Feedback
For the complete agenda and the list of speakers, visit www.civicaction.ca/forum.
For further information:
Media are invited to attend all or part of the Forum. To RSVP, please contact Maggie Fairs at [email protected] or 416-848-1419 (office) or 647-449-2080 (cell).