The Resilient TO exhibition supports the launch of the City of Toronto's first Resilience Strategy, a vision to help Toronto survive, adapt, and thrive in the face of any challenge — particularly climate change and growing inequities.
Curated by Fadi Masoud (MLA 2010), Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, with Lead Designer, Sessional Lecturer Emilia Hurd (MLA 2014), the exhibition and launch of the Resilience Strategy is a celebration of Toronto's resilience and the Strategy's initiation.
The exhibition reflects the Resilience Strategy's three focus areas — Resilient People and Neighbourhoods, Resilient Design and Infrastructure, and Leading a Resilient City — and traces political, cultural, and physical manifestations of resilience, design, and infrastructure across Toronto. A particular focus is given to contemporary resilient design and urbanism work, with precedents from around the world.
The exhibition features the work of students and faculty from across Daniels as well as the University of Toronto's School of Cities network.
Based on engagement with over 8,000 Torontonians, Toronto’s Resilience Strategy was created to help shape future plans, and drive action within the City of Toronto, and among business, academic, and non-profit organizations, and residents. The goal: to build a city where everyone can thrive.
With the development of the first ever Resilience Strategy, Toronto joins cities spanning the globe that are putting resilience at the centre of their efforts to plan for the physical, social, and economic challenges of the 21st century.
Learn more about the City of Toronto's Resilience Strategy at www.resilienttoronto.ca.
The Resilient TO exhibition is sponsored by:
- Canadian Urban Institute and ResilientTO
- School of Cities
- John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
- Faculty of Forestry
- University of Toronto
- Jay Pooley Design Practice