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Official Launch Party

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On November 10, 2014, the Ryerson City Building Institute officially launched with the enthusiastic support of more than 200 city builders, political leaders and Ryerson community members.

In his keynote address, newly-elected Mayor John Tory shared his thoughts on city building and his support for the new Institute:

“We can become a more inclusive city, so that all of our citizens get to play a much bigger role in building Toronto. I strongly believe that the Ryerson City Building Institute will be a leading, positive addition to our civic engagement framework.” – Mayor John Tory

Read news coverage from the event:

Ryerson’s City-Building Institute embraces complexity
By: Christopher Hume, Toronto Star, Nov 14, 2014

“Toronto’s multiplicity has been endlessly analyzed and quantified, but we have yet to incorporate that understanding into its organization and maintenance. How appropriate, then, that the CBI should have taken shape at Ryerson, which under president Sheldon Levy has become one of our pre-eminent city-builders.” – Christopher Hume, Toronto Star

John Tory launches City Building Institute
By: Will Sloan, Ryerson Today, November 12, 2014
Will Sloan writes about the opening of the Ryerson City Building Institute.

“How (do we) improve Toronto, and other cities with similar problems? Enter the Ryerson City Building Institute, a nonpartisan centre housed in the Faculty of Community Services that seeks to address urban issues at local, national and global levels.” – Will Sloan, Ryerson Today

John Tory begins building legacy with Rye
By: Alex Downham, The Eyeopener, November 12, 2014
Mayor-elect John Tory is working with Ryerson’s newly launched City Building Institute to address growth and equity issues in Toronto.

“If I didn’t become mayor, I’d still support this institute,” Tory said Nov. 10 at Ryerson’s Sears Atrium inside the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre.” This will build a stronger, respected, fairer city.” – Alex Downham, The Eyeopener