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September 21 and 22
2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.
Facing change and guiding Ontario into the next quarter century
Renée Gomes is a Registered Professional Planner and Vice President of Development for First Gulf’s East Harbour project. She has both public- and private-sector experience in the Toronto region and in England, managing the transformation of challenging urban and brownfield sites into precedent-setting, sustainable communities. As a champion of creative, multi-sector approaches to city building, she has led numerous strategies for achieving public policy objectives through commercially successful real estate development projects. Renée was previously responsible for implementation of Waterfront Toronto’s precinct plans for the East Bayfront and West Don Lands communities, including Athletes’ Village for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. She is also a lecturer in the University of Toronto’s Graduate Program in Planning, and a Member of the Board of Directors of Evergreen, a national non-profit.