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The Engagement Process

The Stakeholder Working Group Sessions were completed on August 12, 2021. The engagement process aimed to ensure the community was consulted in a respectful, open and transparent process.

Stakeholder Working Group

As an advisory group, the Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) operated using a consensus-based approach, where members sought general agreement on guidance and advice to the Project Team. The consensus-based approach allowed participants openly discuss ideas, perspectives and viewpoints, and develop common ground and maximize areas of agreement to the best of their ability.  The members of the SWG are listed below.

Mehrdad Ariannejad
Sarah Bay-Cheng
Bear Bergman
Wayne Hawes
Tanya Hayles
Brendan Healy
Barry Hughson
Sadie Marshall
Sharon McMillan
Dwayne Morgan
David Norsworthy
David Pell
Onika Powell
Aislinn Rose
Jennifer Taylor
Diana Weir
Russell Winkelaar
Mouhanad Youssef


The survey is now closed. Thank you for participating.

The public engagement included a survey that was distributed amongst Arts and Cultural Workers, St. Lawrence Business Association, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association, community organizations and specifically prioritized traditionally marginalized constituents. There will be a Stakeholder Working Group engaged in the public consultation that will be comprised of representation from arts disciplines (Music, Dance, Theatre, Visual arts), Black, Indigenous and people of colour, neighbourhood and community groups to collaborate with the suite of consultants. The Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) will reflect the population of Toronto and be the face of the St. Lawrence Centre redevelopment project during this engagement phase. The SWG will be selected from the survey participants.

Thank you for participating in the survey as part of the project to reimagine the future of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts at 27 Front St. East. Your hopes and visions will help us to understand the current challenges particularly facing the arts, culture and civic spaces in Toronto. The responses will be used as we formulate a plan and vision for STLC NEXT.


Although the Stakeholder Working Group Sessions were completed on August 12, 2021, you can still contact us. To get in touch, please fill out the following form. We will respond within 24 hours.