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Munk in the City 2019

September 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

* Restricted to students registered in the Munk School’s Master of Public Policy and Master of Global Affairs programs


Munk in the City 2019: Federal Election Edition

Federal election issues such as infrastructure, immigration, housing, and the environment are national in scope, but play out at the local level. Decisions made by the next federal government will undoubtedly impact the everyday lives of Torontonians.

The Urban Policy Lab’s Munk in the City initiative, now in its second year, is designed to motivate students to think critically about these impacts first-hand, by exploring Toronto’s diverse neighbourhoods and engaging with its residents. (See highlights from Munk in the City 2018.)

In the weeks leading up to the federal election, 25 pairs of students from both the Master of Public Policy and Master of Global Affairs programs will step out of the classroom and into the community, venturing to all corners of the city to explore and report on key issues and concerns in each of Toronto’s 25 ridings.

Walking new streets and neighbourhoods, talking with local residents and businesses, and immersing themselves in new places and experiences, students will produce a series of creative dispatches — blog entries, photo essays, podcasts, and video documentaries — that speak to the lived reality of people in the city, and the policy questions we should ask ourselves, and our elected leaders, as voters head to the polls on October 21.


Kick-Off Workshop with Zahra Ebrahim
Date and Time: Friday Sept, 20th, 3:30-5:30pm
Location: 315 Bloor St. W., Boardroom 

To prepare and inspire students to chronicle the city around them, the initiative will kick off with a training workshop led by Zahra Ebrahim, an award-winning city builder, human-centred designer, social innovator, and chair of Jane’s Walk, a movement of citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. 


Showcase and Election Viewing Party
Date and Time: Monday October 21st (exact time TBC)
Location: TBC
A celebration and showcase of participants’ work at the Munk Schools federal election viewing party.


September 20, 2019
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:


Urban Policy Lab


The Observatory, main floor boardroom/library
315 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, Canada
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