- Tuesday November 3, 2015
- 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm
- Arcadian Loft
401 Bay Street
OR via Webcast
Pricing Congestion in the GTHA
In the GTHA gridlock is approaching a tipping point. Torontonians feel that traffic is harming their quality of life. With many large transit and infrastructure projects on the table, still more is needed to get the GTHA moving—both now and into the future. The event will include a dynamic and conversational panel discussion about traffic congestion with diverse experts moderated by Chris Ragan, followed by a question and answer session. You can also join us by webcast.
Cherise Burda recently joined the Ryerson City Building Institute as executive director, where she brings together research, policy ideas and leadership from diverse backgrounds to address todays critical urban challenges. Prior to assuming this role, Cherise was the Pembina Institute’s Ontario Director, where she led research, advocacy and communications strategies for transportation, sustainable cities and clean energy solutions in Ontario. She has authored dozens of publications on these issues and is also a regular presenter, spokesperson, blogger and tweeter.
In 2013 Cherise was a member of the Premiers’ transit investment strategy advisory panel as well as a Clean 50 honouree. Before returning to Toronto, Cherise spent over a decade in British Columbia where she held positions as senior researcher at University of Victoria’s Polis Project at the Faculty of Law and a program director for the David Suzuki Foundation. She holds an M.A. in environmental legislation and policy, a BSc. in environmental science and a B.Ed.
- 1:00 pm: Doors open
- 1:30 pm: Welcome and Keynote
- Anne Sado, Chair, Toronto Regional Board of Trade and President, George Brown College
- 1:40 pm: Introduction
- Chris Ragan, Chair, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and Associate Professor, Macroeconomics and Economic Policy, McGill University
- 1:50 pm: Panel Discussions and Audience Q&A
- 3:00 pm: Closing Remarks and Reception