TGAO Mandate:  The Town and Gown Association of Ontario (TGAO) is the trusted, coordinated voice for students, post-secondary institutions, municipalities, first responders, residents, and landlords in Ontario communities that host post-secondary institutions.  TGAO shares information and facilitates connections among diverse stakeholders to promote vibrant, cohesive communities for everyone.
In this issue:
  • 2017 Symposium:  Celebrating the Journey, Ottawa
  • New membership benefits
  • Town and Gown in our communities

"Celebrating the Journey"

May 8-10, 2017

This year, we are “Celebrating the Journey”, celebrating your accomplishments for the work you and your peers have done within your respective campuses, cities and communities. Celebrating the connections you have made and the partnerships to come, but also sharing the challenges faced along the way and celebrating the growth still to come. All in the heart of the nation’s Capital that is celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation with a year of numerous events and unique experiences.

Call for presentations is now open!

The themes for the 2017 symposium include but are not limited to the following:
Open Communities 
Joint City / Post-Secondary Initiatives 
Community Integrated City / Campus Planning 
Integrated City / Campus Planning  
Education and Experiential Learning   
Community Relations and Off-Campus Living  
 The deadline to submit proposals is February 28, 2017.
Download the 2017 Call for Proposals

New Membership Benefits


To grow our membership and the TGAO network, we have intrdouced a free membership for student organizations and neighbourhood groups.  We are also formally presenting an out-of-province membership opportunity.  You can find out more details about our membership options on our website

In 2017 we are launching a Listserv for members and a membership directory on our website.  Join the conversation, find out about emerging practices, and expand your town and gown network by purchasing your 2017 TGAO membership today. 

Town and Gown in our Communities

Become a 2017 TGAO member today!
Tell us about what Town and Gown happenings are in your community.
Email us at to feature your story. 
Town and Gown Association of Ontario
32 Samuel Street, Kitchener ON N2H 1P1
T: 519-744-4764
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