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Aaron Barter

As innovation and sustainability manager at Waterfront Toronto, Aaron focuses on making climate-positive, complete communities a reality. He was previously at the MaRS Advanced Energy Centre, where he worked with government, utilities, and private-sector leadership teams on the evolution of Ontario’s energy sector, and aimed to spark connections between Canadian start-ups and scale-ups and energy sector incumbents, including utilities. Before joining MaRS Discovery District in 2013 to help establish the Advanced Energy Centre, he worked in land development with Mattamy Homes as a construction and project coordinator. He has also spent time working at municipalities on roads, public works, mapping, and environmental projects. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and is an avid runner and cross-country skier.

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Alissa Randall

Alissa Randall was a social media and online content intern at Waterfront Toronto. She has a Journalism and Public Relations education background and has worked for community newspapers. She is also interested in learning about what elements go into making a great city. In her free time, Alissa enjoys finding new cafes in the city, reading, fitness, and attending festivals and concerts.

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Andrea Kelemen

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. 

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Andrew Hilton

Andrew Hilton was previously the director of communications and marketing at Waterfront Toronto and is currently the Vice President of External Communications at Vestas in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has worked as a journalist, political consultant and corporate communicator and has lived in Canada, China, Germany and Denmark. 

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Andrew Tenyenhuis

Andrew Tenyenhuis was previously a project manager on Waterfront Toronto's Planning & Design and Program Delivery Teams. He is now a Senior Project Manager at Infrastructure Ontario.

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Anna Palamarchuk

Anna was previously a project manager in Waterfront Toronto’s Environment and Innovation group, providing research, planning, and project support for sustainability initiatives. These initiatives worked towards implementing the corporation's objective to transform the waterfront into a series of sustainable, mixed use communities. She is now a Senior Program Analyst for the Ontario Ministry of the Environmental and Climate Change. 

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Brenda Webster

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. 

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Carol Webb

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.

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Christopher McKinnon

Christopher McKinnon manages communications 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. 

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Ciara McKeown

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. 

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Elspeth Holland

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.

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Heather Glicksman

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.

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Ilana Shamoon

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.  

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Jake Tobin Garrett

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.

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John Campbell

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.  

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Jonathan Laski

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.

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Kristina Verner

Kristina Verner is the vice president of innovation, sustainability and prosperity at 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. 

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Margaret Goodfellow

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.

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Meghan Hogan

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. 

 

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Mira Shenker

Mira Shenker is a project communications manager at Waterfront Toronto. She has worked as a journalist and executive editor at industry and business publications. In this role, Mira collaborates with project stakeholders and the public, and is lucky enough to be part of creating the type of city she is proud to call home. 

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Rebecca Carbin

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.

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Samantha Gileno

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. 

 

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Tari Stork

Tari Stork was 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.

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Tennille Dowers

Tennille Dowers was a social media and online content intern at Waterfront Toronto in 2016.

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Tony Medeiros

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. 

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