I took notes, but I don't think I'll share them.
It was a good event and very interesting (even enlightening) to see three GTA mayors in the same room and responding to the same questions. The region is strange that way. There are so many voices and political actors going on at the same time that Local issues are often regional issues and all regional issues are local. It's sometimes strange to see how a conversation about an issue Toronto impacts work being done in Brampton or a conversation between Ajax and the province.
This event was put on by the Ryerson City Building Institute and moderated by Anne Golden. You might have noticed a series of articles in the Star over the past month about various issues in the city. All of that series was a build up to this event. The issues identified through the series of articles in the Star were passed on to teams of activists and researchers who came up with ideas and solutions. Finally, at this event, those ideas were pitched to the mayors. Even members of the audience had a chance to stand up and pitch ideas to everyone. Neat idea.
It's also always really neat to see David Hulchanski's maps. The three cities are a great way to visualize and enter a discussion about complex socio-economic change.
A big thank you to the mayors for participating in this. It was a great event made even better by their presence.