In today's Urban Planner: learn about transit at the "Now What?" series of panel discussions; think about social issues through the lens of design, starting with a talk about the Occupy Movement at the Centre for Social Innovation; and see a revue that visits a number of past Off-Broadway hits.
TRANSIT: The future of transit in the city is a hotly debated topic right now. On the one hand, it’s exciting to have the first of the new subway cars on the tracks and new streetcars on the way. On the other hand, there are lots of issues plaguing the system. Tonight, a discussion series takes a look at those issues with a transit-themed session. “Transit City is Dead: Now What?” will feature transit expert Steve Munro (a recent Torontoist guest contributor) talking about the current transit situation in the city and exploring what people can do to get the transit debate moving in the right direction. Metro Hall, Room 310 (200 Wellington Street West), 7 p.m., FREE.
DESIGN: The Centre for Social Innovation Design Common is hosting the first in a series of panel discussions examining current issues in design and its ability to create change. Tonight, the panel will talk about the Occupy Movement and will feature six panellists who work in a variety of disciplines, including activists and planners. Centre for Social Innovation Annex (720 Bathurst Street), 7 p.m., FREE.
THEATRE: Never got a chance to see all the wonderful Off-Broadway shows you’ve heard about over the years? Angelwalk Theatre can give you a taste of what you’ve missed with its new musical Off Broadway On Stage. The show features songs from many popular musicals, including The Fantasticks, Altar Boyz, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. The Brian Goldenberg–created show starts tonight and runs until Sunday. Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street), 8 p.m., $25–$35.
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