The Summit on the City: Recovering Canada's Downtowns

This two-day summit brought together leaders from across Canada and the US to transform our downtowns into more inclusive, just, and resilient places.

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The Case for the Core

The Case for the Core report presents three possible scenarios for Canada’s downtowns to provoke a sharp re-thinking, spur dialogue and inspire bold action.

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CityTalk Leadership Lecture

The Canadian Urban Institute and its Board of Directors proudly presented the second annual CityTalk Leadership Lecture featuring Rosanne Haggerty.

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My Main Street

My Main Street is a $23.25-million investment by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario to help drive business to local communities in the aftermath of COVID-19.

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The Healthy Communities Initiative (CHCI)

The Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to support communities as they adapt spaces and services to respond to needs arising from COVID-19.

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COVID Signpost 365

To mark the one-year anniversary of the WHO’s declaration of the global pandemic the Canadian Urban Institute has released a seminal report that shares new findings drawn from the opinions of 180,000 Canadians about how COVID-19 hit Canada’s largest cities, and how people felt throughout a year unlike any other.

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In It Together: Bringing Back Canada's Main Streets

In It Together: Bringing Back Canada’s Main Streets reinforces the value of main streets to cities and communities and assesses how they have been impacted through the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Main Street Design Challenge Playbook

The Design Challenge Playbook reflects the importance of design in revitalizing our streets and showcases creative and practical interventions to help us build back better than ever.

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Cities call for united front eliminate homelessness and protect tenants

Convened by CUI and The Shift, the Right to Home Municipal Working Group issues an urgent Call to Action to end homelessness, protect tenants and ensure everyone in Canada has access to a safe, secure, place to call home.

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CUI is Canada’s Urban Institute

The Canadian Urban Institute is the national platform that houses the best in Canadian city building – where policymakers, urban professionals, civic and business leaders, community activists and academics can learn, share and collaborate with one another from coast to coast to coast. Through research, engagement and storytelling, our mission is to ensure Canada builds vibrant, equitable, livable and resilient cities. (Registered charity #121844419 RR0001)
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