Lori Martin Senior Cultural Affairs Officer, City of Toronto
As an urban planner, Lori Martin has worked on the adaptive reuse of industrial heritage buildings for cultural purposes such as the Artscape Wychwood Barns, Evergreen Brick Works and the John Street Roundhouse.
Lori was an expert witness at the Ontario Municipal Board hearing regarding the West Queen West neighbourhood. More recently, Lori was a strategic contributor to a multi-departmental city team that successfully negotiated the Mirvish+Gehry redevelopment that retains the Princess of Wales Theatre, heritage warehousing and non-residential uses.
She is the past Chair of Art City in St. James Town and currently holds an adjunct position at the University of Waterloo.
Her interests also include collaborating with others who are committed to increasing creativity in the places where we live with the goal of developing new ways to stimulate regional prosperity by leveraging the connections between culture, economy and place.