New book “Complete Street Transformations” launches in Toronto today

The book, published by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, can be purchased online or at the Spacing store.

TORONTO, May 4, 2016. To celebrate the release of their new book, Complete Street Transformations in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) is hosting a launch event open to the general public on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Ryerson University, Room 312 (3rd floor), 105 Bond Street (just east of Yonge & Dundas), Toronto.

The book profiles nine distinctly different street redesign projects throughout the region that have been made more “complete” by adding space or infrastructure to benefit people on foot, on bike, or on transit. This event will offer a chance to find out more about how effective these Complete Street designs have been, and engage in a dialogue about how municipalities in the region can build more effective and inclusive streets for all modes, ages, and abilities.

Opening remarks will be provided by TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea, followed by a short presentation by researchers Neil Loewen & Brandon Quigley. The event will also include a panel discussion featuring: 
•    Dr. Raktim Mitra, Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University;  
•    Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati, Manager of Cycling Infrastructure and Programs at the City of Toronto;
•    Lizuarte Simas, Manager, Rapid Transit Liaison, York Region.

Free tickets + advance purchase of book available on Eventbrite. Print copies of the book are $10 at launch event, $20 online, or $25 at the Spacing Store, 401 Richmond. 

The book is a joint project between TCAT, Dr. Raktim Mitra, Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University and Dr. Paul Hess, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto, with funding from the Government of Ontario through the Places to Grow Implementation Fund. 

About the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT)
TCAT, a project of the registered charity Clean Air Partnership, advances knowledge and evidence to build support for safe and inclusive streets for walking and cycling. We believe that active transportation plays a critical role in creating environmentally and economically sustainable cities. Find out more at

A PDF version of the press release is available here.

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