Right to Walk TO

Date
Time range
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Event Type
Community Events
Location

Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto
2 Sussex Avenue
Toronto ON M5S 1J5
Canada

Walk Toronto invites you to celebrate their sixth anniversary with Right to Walk TO, a panel discussion that explores walking – the love of it, our need for it, and it's meaning – through a justice and equity lens.

Right to Walk TO is a love letter to walking, as well as a critical look at the walking experience our city creates, from different perspectives. The event will explore how policy impacts Torontonians’ right to walk, using lenses of equity and accessibility. 

Event Format
Panel of three speakers with short presentations (maximum 5-7 mins. per speaker), followed by a moderated panel discussion, and then a Q&A session with the audience. 
Confirmed speakers include:

  • Philip Cote, Young Spiritual Elder, Indigenous Artist, Activist, Educator, Historian, and Traditional Wisdom Keeper
  • Nadia Halim, Longtime Toronto Walker and Walk Organizer, Host of the Podcast The Opposite of Lonely
  • Daniella Levy-Pinto, Pedestrian Safety and Accessibility Activist

 

The questions this event will ask are:

  • Why should walking be seen as an essential right?
  • How do design, policy, and policing take away this right?
  • Who is it taken away from?
  • How can we inspire change so that everyone can equally experience the right to walk? 

This event is sponsored by the University of Toronto Urban Studies Program, University of Toronto School of Cities, public space workshop, and Spacing.

ASL-English interpretation will be provided. If you need assistance to navigate from St. George Station to the venue, or have other needs that require accommodation, please contact info@walktoronto.ca. 

The event is free, but please register as space is limited.  

For more details and to register, please visit the Eventbrite page.

If you use a screen reader and are having problems registering through Eventbrite, please contact info@walktoronto.ca.

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