Watch Live: Real City Matters—Civil Discourse for a Crazy Town
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Watch Live: Real City Matters—Civil Discourse for a Crazy Town

In the lead-up to the 2014 municipal election, Torontoist has partnered with former urban affairs reporter Siri Agrell to create a series of discussions about the statte of our city. Our goal: figure out how to speak better—more optimistically and also more honestly—about Toronto, and how to make more inclusive decisions about the city’s future.

Our first discussion is called “What’s Going Right?” Tonight we will be discussing what we genuinely do well in Toronto—in all parts of the city—and what real challenges we face. Why, when there is a great deal that is going well, does it so often feel that we speak about Toronto as if it were a failing city?

Our panelists:

  • Sabina Ali, Jane Jacobs Prize winner, Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee
  • Rita Davies, founder, Toronto International Book Fair; former Executive Director of Culture for the City of Toronto
  • Roscoe Handford, Manager, Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market; Hospital for Sick Children Farmers’ Market; Regent Park Farmers’ Market
  • Alvis Julian, Black Creek Community Farm
  • Bilal Khan, Managing Director, OneEleven