Sam Carter-Shamai

Previous Research Assistant

Sam co-authored our report on repurposing one of Toronto’s most iconic heritage buildings, Old City Hall. He compiled international best practices of civic forums, adaptive re-use, and innovative gallery spaces to provide inspiration and direction for this exciting project. He also presented his work at the City of Toronto public consultation and was interviewed by media about the report.

A Masters student of Urban Planning at Ryerson, his own research is about neighbourhood capacity building through tactical urbanism and temporary use in lane ways and transitional zones. Sam’s interests combine tenets of heritage preservation and social justice to provide support for marginalized narratives and cultural landscapes in the city.