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EXPO 2025: To Bid or Not to Bid?

May 17, 2016
Toronto Region Board of Trade, 77 Adelaide St. West, Toronto, Ontario

EXPO 2025: To Bid or Not to Bid?

May 17, 2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Toronto Region Board of Trade
77 Adelaide St. West
Toronto, Ontario ON M5X 1C1 Canada

On the eve of the City of Toronto Council debate on whether to advance North America’s first Expo World’s Fair in North America since 1986 (Vancouver), join us for a powerful panel discussion as we examine the broad spectrum of civic considerations that should be weighed by the city. Historically Toronto’s flirtations with hosting a major world event – something it has rarely done – has been mixed. Most recently it rejected the opportunity to advance an Olympic bid, and past bids have both united and divided the city.

Could the Expo 2025 opportunity be right for our city? What are the opportunities to advance social, economic and development interests? Is it a potential major city building catalyst or an expensive risk not worth taking?

Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction

David Peterson, Former Chair, Toronto Pan/Para Pan American Games & Former Premier, Ontario
Barbara Hall, Former Mayor, City of Toronto
Dr. Kwame McKenzie, President & CEO, Wellesley Institute
Andrew Grantham, Senior Economist, CIBC

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