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Toronto’s Needs Have Outgrown A Lone City Planner

A city with a population larger than that of several provinces needs more than one chief. As Jennifer Keesmaat takes a leave from her five-year stint as the city’s chief planner, Toronto is provided with the opportunity to evaluate if its current administrative structure meets its planning needs.

Essentially, a city with a $10-billion budget and 2.7 million inhabitants requires a team of experts trained in economics, engineering, real estate and urban planning to meet its planning and governance needs. It’s not a job for one man or woman, it requires a team of expert leaders.

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