Andrea Kelemen is a communications and public engagement specialist at Waterfront Toronto. In her spare time you may find her exploring the waterfront, testing out new restaurants, studying maps or entertaining her two daughters.
Andrew Hilton is director of communications and marketing at Waterfront Toronto. He has worked as a journalist, political consultant and corporate communicator and has lived in Canada, China, Germany and Denmark. Andrew considers himself lucky to work at a job where he gets to both indulge his interests in cities, transit, cycling and design and participate in making the waterfront – and the city – a better place.
Andrew Tenyenhuis is a project manager on Waterfront Toronto's Planning & Design and Program Delivery Teams
Anna is a project manager in Waterfront Toronto’s Environment and Innovation group, providing research, planning, and project support for sustainability initiatives. These initiatives work towards implementing the corporation's objective to transform the waterfront into a series of sustainable, mixed use communities. When not working, Anna enjoys entertaining her two kids and teaching them about being green.
Brenda previously worked as a planning and design manager at Waterfront Toronto. An architectural and urban designer, she began her career revitalizing Manchester’s Castlefield, the world’s first industrial canal, and is passionate about revitalizing urban landscapes at the water’s edge. Brenda has lived and practiced in Berlin, Manchester and Halifax. She has been a professor of Architectural Design at the Bauhaus, Dalhousie University and the University of Toronto.
Carol Webb is a project communications manager with Waterfront Toronto. She has worked in communications in each of the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Her motto is act with integrity, communicate with clarity and laugh often.
Christopher McKinnon manages social media and public engagement at Waterfront Toronto. He previously held steady, paying gigs at the Toronto International Film Festival and Artscape. He’s passionate about cycling in the city, public transit and building really amazing parks.
Ciara McKeown was previously the public art program manager at Waterfront Toronto. She has worked in public art, commercial galleries, museums and non-profit arts organizations which have taken her to New York, Hamilton and Calgary. She received her Master of Arts degree from NYU and her BA in Art History & English literature from McGill University. Ciara is enthusiastic about issues in urban development, civic engagement, graffiti and contemporary art, spending some of her spare time working with a curatorial committee and organizing public art discussions with colleagues while musing on how to change the world through public art. The rest is time spent seeking out all things vintage.
Elspeth Holland completed a summer co-op placement as a research analyst at Waterfront Toronto in 2014. She is currently studying environment and business with a find arts studio minor at the University of Waterloo – which reflect her love for all things sustainable and beautiful.
Heather is a community relations and Issues Specialist at Metrolinx. She previously worked at Waterfront Toronto as a Communications and Public Engagement Coordinator where she specialized in public consultations and writing online content. She has worked in the public sector and for a municipal government working to keep the public informed on hot topics. In her free time, Heather enjoyed exploring Toronto’s many festivals and activities.
Ilana Shamoon is Interim Public Art Program Manager at Waterfront Toronto. She is also a curator of contemporary art. She holds a BA from McGill University in both Art History and Mathematics and an MA in Art History from the University of Toronto. After completing her master’s program, she moved to Paris, France. From 2006 until 2015, she was Curator at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, creating numerous exhibitions for the Jean Nouvel designed Paris space – a glass building, street front, and outdoor garden – and adapting them for institutions abroad. Since her return to Toronto, she has been interested in making art accessible outside of the gallery’s walls, from the public physical realm to the Internet.
Jake Tobin Garrett is a writer and public space advocate in Toronto. He works as Manager of Policy and Research for Park People. Read more on his blog This Land is Parkland.
John Campbell was previously the president and CEO of Waterfront Toronto. Prior to taking the reins of the corporation, John was a senior executive at Brookfield Properties, where he headed up the Canadian property management services subsidiary and played a leadership role in the development of the company's most prestigious property, BCE Place.
Jonathan Laski is the Director of Client Services at Zerofootprint. He was formerly a project manager at Waterfront Toronto, focused on environment and innovation initiatives. He has worked on city-building and sustainability issues for several years in both Canada and the United Kingdom. In his previous roles he has worked with staff in city governments around the world focused on reducing energy consumption in public and private buildings and enhancing their cities’ climate change resiliency. Jonathan was once a practicing lawyer but found he had a dislike for neck ties. He is more at ease when bicycling around town checking out local garage sales.
Kristina Verner is the of director of Intelligent Communities for Waterfront Toronto. She has been active in the intelligent community movement for the past fifteen years. Under her stewardship, Waterfront Toronto spearheaded the City’s 2013 and 2014 bids to be recognized as a world-leading smart city. In 2013, Toronto was shortlisted in the Top 7 globally. In 2014, Toronto was named as the Intelligent Community of the Year by New York's Intelligent Community Forum.
In 2012, Verner was honoured to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her leadership and commitment to the creation of intelligent communities and collaborative ecosystems that support the transparent, connected, vibrant communities and economies that will foster national prosperity. In 2014, she was named one of the 25 top global social business leaders by the Economist Intelligence Unit and IBM.
Margaret is a senior advisor, architectural design excellence at Metrolinx. She previously worked at Waterfront Toronto as a planning and design project manager. A Torontonian by way of Mexico, Texas and Brantford, Ontario, Margaret has always had a passion for – and felt inspired by – the vibrancy of this culturally diverse city. After graduating with a professional degree in architecture, Margaret continued her education working in award winning design offices, gaining valuable experience working on parks, public spaces, cultural and residential projects.
Meghan Hogan is a communications and public engagement specialist at Waterfront Toronto. She has a degree in Journalism and Public Relations, and previously worked as a public relations consultant in real estate development. When not mastering her craft, Meghan enjoys being outdoors, cooking, and attending as many Toronto events and festivals as possible.
Mira Shenker is a communications manager at Waterfront Toronto, specializing in the Central Waterfront and East Bayfront communities. She has worked as a journalist and PR and communications manager. In this role, Mira is lucky enough to be a part of creating the types of public spaces she wants for her city.
Rebecca Carbin holds a Masters in Curating Contemporary Art from Goldsmith’s College, University of London, UK. While working as an independent curator and art consultant in London she worked with a variety of clients and agencies including Artangel, Public Art Development Trust, British Broadcasting Corporation, the Corporation of London, West Ham United Football Club and the Saatchi Gallery. As Public Art Officer for the City of Toronto, Rebecca grew the City’s percent for art program and opened up commissioning opportunities to artists working in a variety of media and at all stages in their careers. Currently, Rebecca Carbin is Public Art Program Manager for Waterfront Toronto where she is responsible for all aspects of planning and commissioning art within the public realm of the designated Waterfront area. Rebecca is also Founder of I Heart Your Work Art Futures, an artwork production concept that brings a kick-starter approach to contemporary art patronage.
Samantha Gileno previously worked at Waterfront Toronto as a communications manager who specialized in all things related to the Central Waterfront and East Bayfront communities.
Tari Stork is a communications manager at Waterfront Toronto. Her favourite things are rocks, trees, water and mid-century architecture. When not spending time renovating her humble abode, you’ll find her laughing at her cats or hitting the road to check out off-the-beaten-path restos and architectural salvage spots.
Tennille Dowers is a social media and online content intern at Waterfront Toronto.
Tony is the director of development at Dream Unlimited. He was previously a project manager at Waterfront Toronto for the Gardiner Expressway East & lake Shore Boulevard Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment & Urban Design Study, Lower Yonge Precinct and East Bayfront Transit. He is a registered urban planner, landscape architect and urban designer holding a Masters of Urban Planning from Harvard University specializing in real estate development.