The Summit on the City: Recovering Canada’s Downtowns

As we emerge from the most acute global challenge in a generation, Canada’s largest and most economically significant downtowns have been irrevocably changes.

Join us and leaders from every sector across Canada in crafting integrated, urgent, and practical solutions for downtown recovery.

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About The Summit

The Canadian Urban Institute, with partners, is planning The Summit on the City: Recovering Canada’s Downtowns on January 25 and 26, 2022.

Together, with a national network of organizations, initiatives, researchers, city staff, elected leaders, community activists, professional and industry associations, and business and corporate leaders, we are bringing the best expertise to transform our downtowns into more inclusive, just, and resilient places.

The two-day summit will feature public sessions to drive thought leadership on the future of downtowns and working table discussions with leaders across industries and sectors.

The end result: an action plan for downtown recovery that includes federal, provincial, and municipal investment priorities and policy leadership, crucial elements of the new urban agenda for Canada.

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Summit Topics Include 

  • Why Downtowns Matter to the Canadian Economy
  • How Canada’s downtowns compare with cities in North America
  • What is the Data Telling Us?
  • Bringing People Back: Housing
  • Bringing People Back: Mental Health, Safety, and Inclusion
  • Bringing People Back: Transit
  • Bringing People Back: Hospitality, Culture, and Tourism
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Anchor Institutions to Rebuild Downtowns: Libraries
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Anchor Institutions to Rebuild Downtowns: Post-Secondaries
  • Challenges and Opportunities for the Commercial Real Estate Sector
  • Political Leadership for City Recovery
  • Local Government Approaches to Downtown Recovery
  • Fuelling the Economic Recovery of Canada: the Role of Business to Lead
  • What Can be Done on the Ground to Recover our Downtowns?
  • Canada’s Downtowns of the Future

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For More Information

Mary W. Rowe
President and CEO
mwrowe@canurb.org