Former Toronto mayor and mayoral candidate explore future of cities Friday

Lex and the City Conference Poster

Former Toronto Mayor David Miller will explore the future of cities Friday at a student-run conference.

Lex and the City: Urban Issues in Law & Business, the 17th annual conference of the JD/MBA Students’ Association of York’s Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business will take place Friday, Feb. 28, from 8.30am to 2:15pm at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 475 Yonge St., Toronto.

David Miller
David Miller

The conference will explore the central questions of “Where is our city headed?” and “How can we ensure a brighter and more sustainable future?” Specific focus will be on the themes of sustainability and municipal governance, real estate development, and infrastructure and finance.

Keynote addresses will be given by Miller, current president and CEO of World Wildlife Foundation Canada; Karen Stintz, Toronto city councillor and 2014 mayoral candidate; Joe Pennachetti, Toronto city manager; and Michael Cooper, president and CEO of DREAM Unlimited Corp. In addition, Paul Bedford, former chief planner for the City of Toronto, and Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, will participate in the panel discussions.

A full agenda and speakers’ list can be found at

For more details or information, contact Davina Finn and Ali Daneshvar, conference co-chairs at