Gabriel Eidelman

Director, Urban Policy Lab
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Institute for Management and Innovation
Affiliated Faculty, School of Cities

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14 Queen’s Park Cres. West
Toronto, ON M5S 3K9

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Current affiliations

  • Faculty Fellow, Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance

Areas of interest

  • Cities
  • Urban policy
  • Local and municipal government
  • Regional and metropolitan governance
  • Intergovernmental relations and multilevel governance
  • Comparative urban governance


Main Bio

Gabriel Eidelman is Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, where he serves as director of the Urban Policy Lab, with a joint appointment at the Institute for Management and Innovation. He teaches courses on urban politics, policy, and governance in the Munk School's Master of Public Policy program as well as IMI's Master of Urban Innovation program. 

Gabriel’s research focuses on cities, urban governance, and intergovernmental relations in Canada and North America. His work has been published in numerous journals, including CitiesUrban Affairs Review, and the Journal of Urban Affairs, and has appeared in news coverage by the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, and the New York Times. He has authored several reports for policy audiences, including for the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, the Institute for Research on Public Policy, and the Canadian Urban Institute.

Read more about Gabriel’s teaching and research on his website



Governance and Institutions
Urban Policy
Comparative Urban Governance