The City Seminar: Riding the Train to Better Student Mobility in the GTA

The City Institute at York University: December 2nd 2016


Roger Keil, York University

Matti Siemiatycki, University of Toronto

Chris Harding, University of Toronto 

Md. Moniruzzaman & Steven Farber, University of Toronto 

Carol Skelton, OCAD University

Tian Lin, University of Toronto 

Sean Nash & Raktim Mitra, Ryerson University 

Student Transportation Symposium

On Monday, September 21, 2015  StudentMoveTO held a  symposium on Student Transportation at Toronto City Hall

Getting here is standing in the way of being here.

Together we can fix this.

Join us on September 21st for an interactive symposium on the challenging transportation issues facing students in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA). The presidents of Toronto’s universities, along with policy leaders and students, will discuss the difficult and sometimes bewildering obstacles students confront when travelling in the GTHA.

What issues do students face in getting around the region? What ideas and aspirations do they have for improving mobility in the future? What are the views of leading transportation experts and university presidents? Because student-specific data are scarce, student transportation needs are not always considered in transportation policy decisions. To help correct this, we will also be launching a new student travel behaviour survey, one of the largest such surveys ever conducted. We anticipate an eventful evening and we hope you can join us.


4:00 – 4:30 Opening Remarks from Presidents

4:30 – 6:00 Student Presentations and Discussion

6:00 – 6:30 Reception

Please advise of any accessibility requirements.

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Confirmed Speakers

Moderator: Hilary Holden, Director, Transit & Sustainable Transportation, City of Toronto 

Meric Gertler, President, University of Toronto 

Sara Diamond,  President, OCAD U 

Sheldon Levy, President, Ryerson University 

Mamdouh Shoukri, President, York University

Policy Responders:

Angela Gibson, Head of Performance Monitoring and Research, Regional Municipality of York.

Leslie Woo, Chief Planning Officer, Metrolinx

Chris Upfold, Deputy CEO andChief Customer Officer, TTC

Ryerson University
Link to the York instance of the StudentMoveTO survey