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Shape My City is your invitation…

Join Toronto’s active network for people who are passionate about making this city a place where everyone can engage, where everyone can thrive.

Shape My City is your local match-maker…

Connect with people, groups and communities across Toronto that will fuel your city-builder passions.

Shape My City is your “action central”

Get creative. Embrace your inner activist! Access tons of let’s-make-it-happen tools and resources. Help build extraordinary events and movements – like YIMBY (Yes in my back yard) and more!

Shape My City is your platform

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Let’s shape something great!

Shape My City is your story

Share it here. As Jane Jacobs said, “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”

Media and Recognition

On the Airwaves: In January 2015, Shape My City was invited onto the CBC's Metro Morning. Listen in to our conversation with Matt Galloway about our founding story and the vision behind our platform.

In Print: In February 2015, Shape My City was featured in Toronto's Metro News.

Shape My City has been selected as a 2015 Agent of Change with the Centre for Social Innovation's: City Builders. Read up on the program, peer projects, and partners.

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Who's behind this?

Shape My City was founded by The Centre for City Ecology,Urbanspace and Meta Strategies. Meta Strategies is currently the managing partner. We are currently expanding our partnerships, building an advisory committee of users, urban activists and thinkers. Shape My City is also in need of a long-term funding strategy. For more information or to get involved please contact info@shapemycity.com.

Development Team

Liz Rykert

Liz Rykert,
Co-founder and Principal

I love Toronto. I am excited to be a part of Shape My City and to find ways to get more involved in the things going in my neighbourhood. I also have lots of experience helping groups of people work together. I particularly like big challenges and using complexity science to see into and understand how systems work and adapt and change.

Erin Kang

Erin Kang

Project Manager for Shape My City. Passionate storyteller, event producer, social entrepreneur, & city-builder local to Toronto who sometimes dabbles in writing, improv, jewelry-making and art. Believes in collaboratively tackling issues, empowering Torontonians to increase civic engagement and fight systemic oppression, and using creative arts to support strong, resilient communities. Founder of Stories of Ours: storiesofours.org

Caitlin Colson

Caitlin Colson,
Project Manager

Born and raised in Toronto, I love cycling through the city´s patchwork of neighbourhoods and pockets of green spaces. I have a strong track record of network development, food systems work. Currently exploring the power of mindfulness and meditation for personal and social transformation. 2015 Centre for Social Innovation Agent of Change

Barry Veerkamp

Barry Veerkamp,
Web Developer

Barry has over 15 years experience in developing web sites and web based applications. He has worked on a variety of projects both locally and internationally. He has developed online radio projects in South Africa, setup a computer labs in Bangladesh and developed dozens of online projects for diverse organizations throughout Canada and abroad.

Adam Zinzan

Adam Zinzan,
Designer

Art Director and designer of things. Lover of cities, futurism, gardening, problem solving and new cultural frontiers. Working to apply the lessons of the past and create a present of greater meaning and expanding possibility.

Advisory Commitee

Aisling Nolan

Aisling Nolan

Lindsay McD

Lindsay McD

Aidan Loweth

Aidan Loweth

Architecture and urban design professional.

Jane Garthson

Jane Garthson

I provide interim leadership and leadership services to not-for-profits & governments creating better futures for people & communities. Volunteer at Creating the Future, seeking to transform the world through questions that bring out the highest potential of people & situations, RABIT & WelcomeHomeTO. Member of Shape My City Advisory Committee. Centre for Social Innovation community member. Live & garden near Yonge & Finch. Make music often.

Andrew Simpson

Andrew Simpson

Riverdale resident and keen observer of urban life. Interested in all things sustainability and environment related. Long time volunteer at Evergreen Brickworks (stewardship, Farmers Market, and 100in1Day Toronto) and board member of Queen Street Solar.

Amelia Rose Khan

Amelia Rose Khan

Working locally in neighbourhoods and communities that I live in. I am helping people and groups connect together to learn from each other. My biggest learnings are from the people on the frontlines.

Camara Chambers

Camara Chambers

Robin Buxton Potts

Robin Buxton Potts

housing and feminism and arts, oh my!

Dave Rose

Dave Rose

Interested in including the #suburbs in city shaping and #citizen led conversations. Developing our next #leaders through coaching and mentoring is where I place my energies. #Volunteering junkie :-)

Gerry Dunn

Gerry Dunn

60s 70s activist back from retirement and trying to catch up. Stopping Line 9 is my way of building a better city. Collaboration and networks are the method. Fun is a valid component.

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