Public Talk #1

Our first Sidewalk Toronto public talk explored the future of complete streets.
  • When

    March 27th 2018 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

  • Where

    Fleck Dance Theatre 207 Queens Quay West Toronto, ON M5J 1A7 Canada

What’s the future of complete streets?

Complete streets are streets that work for everyone—not just cars and drivers. They mean safer crosswalks for pedestrians, more bike lanes for cyclists, and better access to buses and streetcars for transit riders. But as demand for ride-hail services, delivery vehicles, and (eventually) self-driving shuttles grows, we must plan ahead—and ensure tomorrow’s streets put people, not vehicles, first.

In our first of four public talks, journalist Philip Preville moderated a conversation with three international experts challenging cities to think differently about how streets are designed and used.


  • Director, Global Designing Cities Initiative, NACTO Skye Duncan

  • Founder and Chair of the Board, 8-80 Cities Gil Penalosa

  • Executive Director, Gehl Institute Shin-Pei Tsay