Toronto, with its Pedestrian Charter, has an excellent reputation as a walkable city and we look forward to this opportunity to showcase the city and our neighbourhoods to the delegates who attend this conference,” said Gary Welsh, General Manager, Transportation Services.
This is the eighth year for the event and the second time that it has been held in North America. The conference theme is “Putting Pedestrians First” and will focus on the importance of walking in urban, suburban and rural communities. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss various walking issues in an international forum. Delegates will include leaders in government, academia, private sector, and community and non-government organizations.
Conference attendees will have a unique opportunity to explore and analyse Toronto from a pedestrian’s perspective. The conference will also highlight many of the best practices in use in other areas of the world and identify the need for future research. For more information about the event, visit www.toronto.ca/walk21