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toronto | october 1–3

Facing change and guiding Ontario into the next quarter century

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703: Backyards and Bistros: Designing Suburbs for City-Loving Millennials

October 02, 2019

3:45PM - 4:45PM

Ontario is on the cusp of a new wave of suburban growth as millennials seek affordable communities to settle in and raise a family. Most millennials, however, certainly those who migrated to inner cities for work and an urban lifestyle, want something more than the suburbs of their parents and grandparents. They want backyards and walkable neighbourhoods. This session will discuss how to bring urbanity, along with sustainability and affordability, to Ontario’s future suburbs, and how communities can be designed to be more diverse, affordable and sustainable. The conversation will be framed by laying out the challenges of creating truly urban greenfield communities and showing how it can be achieved.