Media Page

This is where I’ll post clips and links related to urban issues that I think are interesting. From time to time, I’ll also post clips of media interviews, to give you a sense of what I’m up to on a daily basis.

Own Your City

Own Your City

Watch my Own Your City TedX Talk:

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A Short Feature on Creativity

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The Guild : Jennifer Keesmaat from Freeman House on Vimeo.

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Developing Our City: All Going to Plan

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This article appeared in the Melbourne Times during my visit to Australia this August. In it, I discuss my vision for the Toronto Planning Division, and draw comparisons between the public realm in Melbourne vs. Toronto.  

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The Future of the Suburbs

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I spoke during a segment on the Business News Network (BNN) about Leigh Gallagher’s book, The End of the Suburbs. Watch it here.

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Toronto’s chief planner seeks ways to develop ‘the Avenues’

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By latest count, Toronto’s skyline boasts 185 construction cranes. That is good news for the construction industry and good news for the city. “We have sucked up like a vortex all of the cranes in North America,” marvels Jennifer Keesmaat, … Continue reading

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Jennifer Keesmaat pushes for lots of mid-rise

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Condo Town may be up there in the list of nicknames with Hogtown and Toronto the Good these days, judging by the myriad cranes building towers beside towers. And Toronto’s chief planner has resolved to make it easier for developers … Continue reading

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Toronto Chief Planner’s speech to the Board of Trade

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The National Post published an article on my presentation to the Toronto Board of Trade, read the full story here.

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Walking To School

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In the Spring of 2012, I gave a TEDX talk in Regina on the importance of a child’s walk to school. In September of 2012, I also spoke on the Morning Show on Global about the importance of walking to … Continue reading

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Our cities will define our future

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This op-ed piece appeared in the Globe and Mail on my first day on the job. In it, I talk about why cities are so important to our future as a country, and why this is such an exciting time … Continue reading

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An Interview with Spacing Magazine

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I sat down with Matt Blackett of Spacing Magazine after my appointment as Chief Planner. Here’s a transcript of that interview.

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