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Community Readiness

Symposium 2018

Annely Zonena, RPP, MCIP


City Planning, City of Toronto

Annely Zonena is a Professional Planner with over 10 years' experience in the private and public sectors.  Annely has worked on master planning and urban design projects in municipalities across Canada.  In Toronto, Annely played a central role in the planning and development of the early phases of the Regent Park Revitalization and developed innovative the community consultation approaches for the project.  Annely managed the approvals and design of multiple community facilities (Regent Park Aquatic Centre, the Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre (Daniels Spectrum), community centres, new parks), and many affordable housing buildings on behalf of Toronto Community Housing.  At the City of Toronto, Annely has led major growth studies involving the repositioning of a key office employment district, the review of the City's Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate, and is one of the leads in implementing the Growing Up Urban Design Guidelines.  Annely's focus has been youth engagement and development; she has led numerous workshops about urban planning for young people across the GTA.