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Public Health + Cities


As Toronto grapples with COVID-19, city builders are considering its potential impacts. This discussion series brings together notable urbanists and Ryerson academics for insightful discussions of how this global pandemic will change the way we live.

Event Series

Urban Innovation Café

CBI’s popular morning discussion series focuses on innovative approaches to critical urban issues…with coffee. Join us for presentations and conversation with industry thought leaders, academics, practitioners and policy makers.

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On Tax Policy


In 2018, we produced a gallery exhibition illustrating the threat of rising commercial property taxes to small business and culture in Toronto. The question: can our main streets survive?

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Our signature meet-up events convene city builders around critical issues and raise awareness of policy issues. Held at the Ryerson Student Learning Centre, they consist of an expert panel, professional moderator and audience-led Q&A. Explore our past events for topics, videos and links to media.