DATE: Wednesday, 10 April 2013
TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
COST : Free. Light Refreshment
LOCATION: S. Walter Stewart Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave., Toronto M4J 2K5
Via TTC: From Coxwell Station on Bloor-Danforth subway, take the O'Connor "70" or "70A" or "70B" bus NORTH to the third traffic light (Mortimer), then walk one block north and one block west.
Via Automobile: Limited free parking on north side of library, and on side streets.
1. The challenges and opportunities facing the TTC
2. Plans for transit expansion in Toronto
3. The pros and cons of using private partners + financing in delivering new transit
4. The City's appetite for new revenue tools to fund transit expansion
Guest Speaker: Josh Colle, B.A. (Honours, Political Science), City of Toronto Councillor, Ward 15 and TTC Commissioner
Born and raised in Toronto, Mr. Colle brings a wealth of private sector and community experience to City Hall. He has been employed in Toronto’s financial services sector; in the transportation industry at Canada's busiest airport; and, most recently, as an executive at an energy and infrastructure firm, where he worked with international and local companies in the energy, environmental, and transportation sectors.
Josh served as an elected school board trustee from 2000 to 2003, and is an active member of the community. He was director of his local residents association, served as director for an environmental organization, was past president of St Michael's College School alumni association, and today coaches local kids’ hockey.
In October 2010, Mr. Colle was elected to City of Toronto Council to represent Ward 15, Eglinton-Lawrence. At City Hall, Josh sits on a number of committees, boards, and agencies, including the Planning and Growth Management Committee, North York Community Council, the Toronto Hydro Board, Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance. In March 2012, he was elected by City Council to serve as a Commissioner of the TTC.
Josh earned an Honours degree in Political Science from McGill University and graduated from St. Michael’s College High School. Josh lives in the Oakwood and Vaughan area of Toronto, with his wife and 3 children.