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World Town Planning Day 2023

Each year on November 8, planners in over 30 countries celebrate World Town Planning Day (WTPD), an international day celebrating the accomplishments of planners and their contributions to their communities.  A practice that began in 1949, WTPD is a day when planners can host and engage in activities that raise awareness about the importance of good planning.


On an exponential scale, the planning landscape is changing dramatically. Planning in Ontario has far-reaching implications for the future of our communities; decision-makers have many choices to make and resources have never been scarcer. RPPs bring the ability and expertise to help inform choices and inspire communities. Bringing awareness and celebrating the role of the planner is vital in continuing to shape great communities. 


Get involved! OPPI's Districts have planned a number of WTPD events and would love for you to attend. Check out the OPPI Events Calendar for local events in your area! 

Don't forget to check out the Canadian Institute of Planners for national event listings, including the CIP & APA “Learn Globally, Apply Locally"  conference. 

Attend the UWPAT 31st Annual Planning Alumni Dinner. Join The University of Waterloo Planning Alumni of Toronto (UWPAT) Tuesday, November 7, 2023 (World Town Planning Day), at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel for the 31st Anniversary Toronto Planning Dinner! Reconnect with classmates, network with new contacts, and engage in fruitful conversations at the largest planning and development industry event in Toronto. 

Plan a WTPD event

Are you planning a WTPD event? Talk about being a leader in the profession! 
Below are presentation materials that you are welcome to use in your event planning stages. 

Join the WTPD conversation

Let's get the conversation going on social media! 
Follow the global World Town Planning Day account on Twitter @wtpdonline and don't forget to tag us at @ontarioplanners.  Share your thoughts via the hashtags #WTPD2023, #WTPD, or #WorldTownPlanningDay, #WorldUrbanismDay.