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TORONTO: The Walrus Talks a New City

Date & time
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.



University Advancement


Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles St. W., Toronto

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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REGISTER: Join us in person in Toronto or watch online.

Join seven speakers at The Walrus Talks a New City to explore how we can reimagine our cities, now and into the future.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Alumni reception
6:30 p.m. Doors open
7 p.m. The Walrus Talks a New City
8 p.m. The Walrus public reception

Cities across Canada are trying to reconcile urban design with the needs of residents. From eco sustainability to stunted improvements in transportation and a housing crunch, cities are grappling with how to envision a future that will prove both durable and flexible enough to meet the ever-evolving demands of urban living. 

What does it mean to make our cities more sustainable, inclusive places in the long term? How can we shift urban development toward cities that are safer, more accessible, and overall more resilient? What changes are happening now to make cities better tomorrow?

Complimentary entry: includes alumni reception before the event, admission to the Walrus Talks, followed by The Walrus reception


  • Natalie Voland, Member, Concordia's Next-Generation Cities Institute; PhD candidate; President, Quo Vadis Capital
  • Carly Ziter, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, and University Research Chair in Urban Ecology and Sustainability, Concordia University
  • Herbie Barnes, Artistic Director, Young People's Theatre
  • Marco D'Angelo, President and CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Association
  • Alkarim Devani, Co-founder, RNDSQR
  • Jeff Gray, Queen's Park Reporter, The Globe and Mail
  • Cheyenne Sundance, Farmer, Sundance Harvest
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