October 27, 2017 -

Evergreen Brick Works

Jennifer Keesmaat
Former Chief Planner at the City of Toronto

  • 2017

Jennifer Keesmaat

As Chief Planner for the City of Toronto, Jennifer is committed to creating places where people flourish. Over the past decade, Jennifer has been recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute for her innovative work in Canadian municipalities. Overseeing over 4,000 development applications annually, Jennifer collaborates and engages a wide variety of sectors with municipal staff, developers, business leaders, NGOs, and residents’ associations to inform big decisions that shape the city. Most recently, Jennifer was named one of the most influential people in Toronto by Toronto Life magazine and one of the most powerful people in Canada by MacLean’s┬ámagazine. Jennifer is also the founder of Project Walk, which premiered its first short film in 2011 as an official selection at TIFF.