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Cheryll Case

Toronto, ON

Cheryll Case is an urban planner who dabbles in the production of visual arts and cultural events. Her human rights approach to land use planning integrates the arts into transformative public policy conversations that elicit fun and new community relationships. Through this work, Cheryll and partners pursue environmental justice – this includes for people of all backgrounds to benefit from the economic use of land and all to have access to healthy and affordable housing. Cheryll founded Community in Public, Planning in 2017, a non-profit planning organization. Based out of Tkaronto, this organization strives to improve relationships between people, institutions, and land. This includes working with marginalized and allied residents in the Little Jamaica neighbourhood of Toronto through the recently completed Black Futures on Eglinton project and the ongoing Tenant Solidarity Program. Cheryll is a co-editor of the book, How the Missing Middle Will Solve Toronto’s Affordability Crisis, and was an advisor to the City of Toronto’s 2020-2030 Affordable Housing Action Plan.