Emerging City Champions Studio

JUNE 12-16, 2015    TORONTO, ON

For four days, the Champions participated in guided tours and interactive workshops, which equipped them with the skills and knowledge to improve the engagement, vibrancy, and livability of their focus neighbourhoods. Guest presenters and expert workshop leaders exposed the Champions to inspiring stories of community change, and guided them through each step of developing their own community building projects.

The Studio was also about building relationships. The Champions worked directly with their professional mentors, and collaborated with peers from their home city.

Each Champion returned to their city with a well-defined and developed action plan for their community project. This will ensure they are ready to hit the ground running by July 2015.


  • Friday, June 12: Champions arrive in Toronto
  • June 13: Day 1 / Emerging Cities 101: Thinking Big, Acting Small
  • June 14: Day 2 / Getting to Work: Project Planning & Development
  • June 15: Day 3 / Media & Communications: Telling Your Story
  • June 16: Day 4 / Moving from Talking to Doing: Project Implementation

Studio Presenters

These are just some of the highlights from our action-packed studio.