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Circularity in the City

Sarah Hasan

It’s no secret that urban centers like our beloved Toronto consume vast amounts of resources. What we buy, eat, and build all play a role in determining the volume of waste the city sends to landfills. In the midst of a global crisis of overconsumption, how can our city promote the principles of a circular economy, in which resources remain in the system for longer periods. How does our built environment encourage mindfulness in our consumption habits?

While we're familiar with the concepts of reduce, reuse, and recycle, we can expand this approach to include reflect, refrain, re-imagine, and re-purpose. This walk will guide us through locations in Toronto's Riverside and Leslieville, offering insights into how local businesses and the environment can encourage us to reflect on and challenge the relentless pursuit of "more" and "new." From fashion and architecture to our local ecosystems, we'll explore how city spaces can motivate us to re-evaluate our consumption habits.

Details: Sarah will be wearing a white safari hat.

Walk Start:

Riverdale Park East next to Statue of Dr. Sun Yat Sen (Broadview Ave and Riverdale Ave).

Leslieville, Jimmie Simpson Park. (Booth Ave and Queen St E)

Walk End:

Date: May 5

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.




Environment and Sustainability.


Breaks encouraged, Busy sidewalks, Dog-friendly walk.

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