Simon Van Vliet
Multimedia journalist and social artist

Simon Van Vliet, multimedia journalist and social artist, holds a degree in territorial development sociology with a focus on cultural organization management. He was awarded the Fellowship for International Development Reporting by the International Development Research Centre. Since 2013, he has been fighting for the preservation and enhancement of the natural and human heritage of the Marconi-Alexandra neighbourhood in Montreal.

Day 1

June 22, 2023

10:00 am EDT

Materializing a Community’s Dreams: Community-led Advocacy and Parks

This session will be held in English with simultaneous French interpretation.

Across Canada, communities have visualized, mobilized and led the transformation of underused spaces that were once overlooked, vacant or abandoned. Learn from three inspiring groups that successfully led campaigns that tap into community assets and knowledge and transformed their urban landscapes.

Presenting Sponsor

Sponsor logo TD The Ready Commitment

Host City Partner

City of Toronto

Event Sponsor

Parks Canada


The Bentway
Metcalf Foundation
Government of Canada
Municipal World
Mohari Hospitality