Waterfront Summit


You're invited to Toronto's first Waterfront Summit! This unique event will bring together stakeholders from across our city's waterfront - from Etobicoke to Scarborough. Together, we will hear from thought-provoking speakers and work on solutions to urgent issues facing our waterfront.

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Experts and organizations ranging from community groups to governmental and business interests will share their waterfront passions, goals, and stories in panel discussions and workshops. Together, we will strive to elevate civic engagement and shape the future of our waterfront.

Here's the detailed agenda with speakers, Pecha Kucha presentations, and workshop detail.

Don't miss out on this special event. Reserve your spot today! Have an organization? Register here, then come back and purchase your tickets!


  • Friday, October 27, 7-10 PM: Keynote speaker David Crombie, presentations, and reception (cash bar)
  • Saturday, October 28, 9 AM-5 PM: Workshops and speeches (lunch provided)

Keynote Speakers

Workshop Topics and Facilitators

  • Who’s in Charge: Silos vs. Coordination - Paul Bedford, former Chief City Planner of Toronto
  • Foundations, Philanthropists and Sponsors: Finding the right fit - Geoff Cape, Evergreen
  • Stewardship: How do we maintain and activate our waterfront improvements? - John Wilson, formerly Bring Back the Don
  • Access: Getting to, Across and Into the Water(front) - Zahra Ebrahim, Doblin Canada
  • Arts & Culture as a Catalytic Force for Waterfront Development - Rebecca Carbin, Waterfront Toronto
  • The Waterfront as a Unique Development Context: Finding the Right Balance - Joe Cressy, City Councillor
  • Climate Change: Creating a Resilient and Low-Carbon Waterfront - Tim Ehlich, The Atmospheric Fund  
  • Special Art Spin bike tour of the central waterfront

Event Sponsors

The Waterfront Summit is made possible by the generous support of the following entities:

Are you interested in sponsoring this important event? Get in touch via info@waterfrontforall.ca

If you are unwaged, underemployed or a student, please message us for complimentary tickets.


October 27, 2017 at 7pm - October 28, 2017 at 5pm
The Globe and Mail Centre
351 King St E Toronto, ON M5G 0L6 Canada
Devika Prakash, Event Coordinator ·

Will you come?

$100.00 Waterfront Hero Ticket
Help us with summit costs, and help sustain us for the long term.
$50.00 Supporter Level Ticket
Help us with the costs associated with hosting this summit!
$25.00 Base Level Ticket
Regular ticket to attend our Waterfront Summit
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