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Future Ain’t What it Used to Be: The 8th Annual IMFG Toronto City Manager’s Address

November 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

To tackle our modern challenges – population growth and changing demographics, climate change, aging infrastructure, congestion, and poverty – Toronto and the region‘s success decades from now will hinge on how we work together. On November 4, Chris Murray, Toronto’s City Manager, spoke about how these challenges require municipalities not only to set their own priorities, but to work together and with other governments, institutions, the private sector, community partners and Indigenous peoples to improve quality of life.

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On June 27, 2018, Chris Murray was appointed the City Manager of Toronto. Prior to this, Chris was the City Manager of Hamilton for almost 10 years. He is by profession a registered city planner; by previous experience a transportation and housing director; by necessity a relationship builder; and by passion a public sector employee. Chris is the current Chair of the Municipal Benchmarking Network of Canada.


Anne Golden is Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Special Advisor at Ryerson University, where she serves as Chair of the Ryerson City Building Institute. She is a member of the board of Metrolinx, and a Fellow at Evergreen’s Future Cities program. Dr. Golden was the President and CEO of The Conference Board of Canada from 2001 to 2012. Previously, she was President of the United Way of Greater Toronto for 14 years. She earned national profile for her work as Chair of the Homelessness Action Task Force (1999), the Greater Toronto Area Task Force (1996), and most recently, the Premier of Ontario’s Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel (2013).


November 4
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance


Campbell Conference Facility
Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, 1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7 Canada
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