Event Series

Urban Innovation Café

CBI’s popular discussion series focused on innovative approaches to critical urban issues, in presentations and conversation with industry thought leaders, academics, practitioners and policy makers.

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Banner image for series featuring person looking across Lake Ontario at Toronto

Public Health + City Building


This discussion series brought together notable urbanists and Ryerson academics for insightful discussions of the impacts of COVID-19 on cities and how the pandemic may change the way we live. Presented in partnership with Urban Land Institute Toronto.

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

Policy Issues


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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