Lorna Day is the Director of Urban Design for the City of Toronto. She began her career as an architect with an interest in urban design, and over the past 29 years she has worked for the City of Toronto in urban design, community planning, and transportation planning. During that time she was responsible for the City’s ‘Avenues and Mid Rise Building’ study as well as the ‘Eglinton Connects’ study which weaves the new Crosstown LRT into the fabric of Toronto.
She has been Director of Community Planning for the Scarborough District and was the Director of Project Planning and Program Development for Metrolinx. She rejoined the City as Director of Urban Design in December, 2016.
Lorna has been named a ULI Woman of Influence and her work has been recognized through numerous planning awards from the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Ontario Professional Planning Institute, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Toronto Urban Design Awards.
She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, and is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s School of Architecture. Lorna is a frequent speaker and panelist and she guest lectures at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University.