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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.
Judy Morgan, MCIP, RPP is a planning and economic development professional with decades of experience working for the City of Toronto to develop policies and implement programs to support BIAs and commercial revitalization. Judy was the City of Toronto’s specialist in retail planning and policy development and market analysis for the first twenty years of her career. She was the primary author of the three foundation documents for Toronto adopting a planning framework supportive of retail strips. She led the development of Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments to implement the new policies and was responsible for analyzing retail trends and issues. She then joined the Economic Development Division and became the Manager of Toronto’s BIA program, leading the development of several innovative commercial revitalization programs. Judy then held three Director-level positions in the amalgamated City of Toronto Economic Development Division. She left the City in 2014 to become a freelance Consultant, frequently working on retail and main street issues and solutions as part of Three Sixty Collective. Recent projects include the Toronto Retail Main Street Study, a Solution Brief on small-business-friendly policy for the Canadian Urban Institute's Bring Back Main Street initiative, and the Toronto Retail Design Manual.