Munk in the City is an educational initiative that brings students out of the classroom and into the community to see first-hand the challenges faced by residents across Toronto, and consider the urban policy solutions that can address these issues.

In the weeks leading up to the 2018 Toronto municipal election, 70 students from both the Munk School's Master of Public Policy and Master of Global Affairs programs ventured out to all corners of the city to explore and report on key issues and concerns in each of the 25 new municipal wards.


Walking new streets and neighbourhoods, talking with local residents and businesses, immersing themselves in new places and experiences, students produced a series of creative dispatches — more than 200 blog posts, photo essays, and videos (samples below) — that speak to the lived reality of different Torontonians across the city, and the policy questions we should ask ourselves, and our elected leaders.


Scroll through snapshots of the city in 280 characters or less


Immerse yourself in a stream of pics and vids (and filters, of course)


Browse the complete collection of blogs, vlogs, soundscapes, and commentaries

Ward 5
York South-Weston

Charlotte Dibb, Saif-U-Din Alnuweiri,
and Saurav Maini

Ward 13
Toronto Centre

Momina Habib, Abe Ravi,
and Caroline Ewen

Ward 17
Don Valley North

Rachel Vickerson, Lamia Aganagic, and Yu Wen

Ward 12
Toronto St. Paul's

Isaac Crawford-Ritchie,Joshua Johnson,
and Breanne Bateman

Ward 20
Scarborough Southwest

Fiona Cashell, Jasper Peredes,
and Arpit Kumar

Ward 18

Ainy Quratul, Doris Zhang, and Alex Gold-Apel