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Jennifer Keesmaat

October 9, 2018, 5am PDT
Former chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat wants to transform three failing golf courses into free public spaces.
The Toronto Star
August 2, 2018, 5am PDT
If Keesmaat wins the election, it would complete one of the highest-profile transitions from planner to politician in recent memory.
Toronto Star
June 19, 2018, 5am PDT
Former Toronto Planning Director Jennifer Keesmaat is responding to rising pedestrian and bike fatalities in the "Vision Zero" city with a series of calls for action.
The Toronto Star
August 28, 2017, 2pm PDT
One of the highest-profile planning positions on the continent, and perhaps in the world, will soon be changing hands.
CBC News
September 7, 2016, 1pm PDT
Toronto Chef Planner Jennifer Keesmaat describes how she prepared her children for an old-fashioned commute to and from school.
The Toronto Star
January 26, 2016, 12pm PST
Here's a project to watch: an influential group of contractors has been hired for a complete streets makeover for King Street in Toronto.
Toronto Star
June 12, 2015, 1pm PDT
Coulda, woulda, shoulda. The Toronto City Council sided with Mayor John Tory this week to rebuild an elevated freeway in downtown rather than tearing it down.
Toronto Star
May 25, 2015, 7am PDT
Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat has broken rank from Mayor John Tory on the issue of whether to replace or remove an elevated highway along the city's waterfront. The cost to replace the expressway, $919 million, is more than removing it.
The Globe and Mail
January 7, 2015, 1pm PST
Jennifer Keesmaat, chief planner and executive director for the city of Toronto, shares tips for how to create safe, fun environments for children.
Active for Life
October 14, 2013, 5am PDT
A decade of high-rise condo construction has transformed Toronto's skyline. But it appears the sky's not the limit when it comes to more skyscrapers. A proposal to build three 80-story towers designed by Frank Gehry has sparked a debate over density.
The Toronto Star
March 6, 2013, 5am PST
Jennifer Keesmaat is "on her way to becoming modern Toronto’s first celebrity bureaucrat," says Marcus Gee, who profiles the city's new chief planner. Can she succeed in her quest for change without offending those whose support she'll need?
Globe and Mail
August 1, 2012, 1pm PDT
This week it was announced that, after a lengthy search, Toronto had found a candidate willing to take on the challenge of guiding the city's planning efforts amid a hostile climate created by "car-loving" mayor Rob Ford.
The Globe and Mail