The coronavirus pandemic has thrown into relief a range of health, social, and economic challenges for municipalities in the Greater Toronto region. These challenges – such as lack of affordable housing, income inequality, the need to spur economic development, and the impact of climate change – all spill across municipal boundaries and need to be addressed through cooperation and coordination at the regional scale.
André Côté, Gabriel Eidelman, and Michael Fenn propose a “playbook” for regional coordination in Greater Toronto. The authors recommend that senior municipal public servants take the lead, and propose six steps officials can take to develop their own voluntary, bottom-up approach to regional governance.
Media release: https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/imfg/research/doc/?doc_id=531