About NXT

Our cities need big ideas. Young people need a platform. That’s where NXT City comes in.

We’re a not-for-profit organization that connects young leaders with city builders to create, activate and program public spaces. We work with public and private partners to pull off compelling programs that engage and spur young people to action.

In four short years, NXT City has led:

And that’s just the beginning.


Our Team:

Co-Founders & Directors
Christine Caruso
Mackenzie Keast
Justin Leclair

2017 Advisory Board
Brandon Donnelly, Slate, Globizen Group
Todd Falcowsky, Canadian Design Resource
Daniel Fusca, City of Toronto Planning Division
Sarah Harris, CivicAction
Alex Josephson, Partisans
Jennifer Keesmaat, City of Toronto Planning Division
Benjamin Leszcz, Whitman Emorson
Lachlan MacQuarrie, Oxford Properties
Claire McIntyre, Oxford Properties
Jason Maghanoy, NOW
Sevaun Palvetzian, CivicAction
Natalie Pastuszak, Build Toronto
Salima Rawji, Build Toronto
Nicola Spunt, Partisans
Amin Todai, One Method

2017 Symposium Committee
Giulia Barletta
Monika Rau
Matthew Rosenberg
Rosemary Snell

2017 Prize Committee

Todd Westcott
Jasmine Frolick
Trevor Duwyn