Monday, 10 April 2017

ResilientTO: Setting the Agenda

By Stewart Dutfield, Project Lead, Environment & Energy, City of Toronto

In December 2016, Toronto formally kick-started a process to develop and implement a resilience strategy, in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC).

At the Agenda Setting Workshop, a variety of stakeholders from City government, the public, private and NGO sector were introduced to 100RC and key resilience-building framework and concepts.
City of Toronto Mayor John Tory, 100 Resilient Cities CCO, Elizabeth Mercer and Toronto City Manager Peter Wallace at the ResilientTO Agenda Setting workshop in December 2016.
City of Toronto Mayor John Tory, 100 Resilient Cities CCO, Elizabeth Mercer and Toronto City Manager Peter Wallace
The day began with introductions from Mayor John Tory; City Manager, Peter Wallace, and 100RC's Chief Operating Officer, Elizabeth Mercer. The Mayor and City Manager spoke to the stresses and shocks Toronto faces, now and into the future. They also acknowledged Toronto's strengths and opportunities to better integrate efforts to tackle problems holistically and across silos. Toronto's search for a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) was also announced at the event.