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The cities of the future start with you today

Our cities are at the crossroads of change and innovation, disruption and progress. We must ensure our cities are fostering resilience, growing equitably, harnessing technology and enabling us to work together to build better and smarter cities for all.

The Future Cities Canada Summit brings together city leaders and urban innovators working to sustain and build our cities for people to live and thrive now and into the future. 

Alicia Glen


See the top international and national minds in city building who will be speaking at the Summit, including Alicia Glen, New York City's Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development.

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Sessions & Schedule

Explore the program at a glance and get a look into the interactive sessions at the Future Cities Canada Summit. 

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Meet Our Advisory Committee

Meet the more than 20 top leaders in inclusive city building helping shape the Future Cities Canada Summit. We are excited to have such innovators from across sectors on board!

Who will be attending the Summit?

  • Community leaders and Philanthropists leading the charge towards inclusive and flourishing urban futures
  • Industry leaders and Entrepreneurs driving change within new and established private and public companies, subsidiaries, and Crown corporations in sectors that contribute to cities
  • Government Officials from municipal, provincial and federal levels
  • Research Organizations, Academic Institutions, and Think Tanks working at the intersection of cities, policy, community and innovation
  • Smart Cities Challenge Finalists and their Partners participating in the challenge as technologists, planners or community engagement specialists

Collaborate with inspiring minds from across sectors on topics such as:

  • Open Data & Technology
  • Smart Cities
  • Capital & Civic Innovation
  • Resilience Planning
  • Mobility
  • Affordable Housing
  • Participatory City Building
  • Indigenous Placemaking
  • Youth Engagement
  • Low-Carbon Infrastructure
  • Cross-Sector Collaboration
  • Disaster Management


Day 1

November 7

Toronto Urbanism

Innovations in the Field: Immersive tours led by the Urban Land Institute

Join ULI Toronto’s exploration of global urban leadership of Toronto’s development frontiers.

Days 2+3

November 8–9

Join fellow leaders at the forefront of shaping our future cities and communities

Over the next two days, attendees will work together to reimagine our urban futures, identify opportunities for scaling innovations, and build new relationships and collaborations to realize the potential of our cities.

Attendees will hear inspiring talks from leading urbanists and experts, and take part in workshops and collaborative sessions to learn the mindsets, leading practices and innovations shaping the future of cities.

For any questions regarding the Future Cities Canada Summit, please email futurecitiescanada​