Christopher McKinnon

Christopher McKinnon
  • Manager, Communications & Public Engagenment
  • Company: Waterfront Toronto

Christopher completed undergraduate studies in philosophy and biological sciences at the University of Toronto and is currently working on a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. In their professional life, they have made it their goal to build more compassionate and empathetic frameworks for civic discourse. They currently oversee public consultation and engagement for Waterfront Toronto, a government-sponsored real estate redevelopment corporation charged with revitalizing Toronto’s post-industrial waterfront lands. Outside of working hours, they devote time to writing, organizing and community development—with a focus on building capacity, compassion, and equity, most especially in the arts and creative community. They are the president of the Music Gallery, Toronto’s centre for creative music. They are also a working group member for the Green Line, a project that hopes to realize a five-kilometre-long linear park and trail that follows Toronto’s Dupont Street hydro corridor.