The City of Toronto recently announced the appointment of Jennifer Keesmaat, Principal at Dialog, as Toronto's new Chief Planner. Keesmaat is recognized as one of Canada's foremost planners, with successful projects nationally and internationally, and awards for planning excellence from several different organizations. She is also a vocal advocate for walking and cycling. Spacing interviewed Keesmaat shortly after the announcement, offering a look at the perspective and ideas she will bring to Toronto City Hall when she begins next month. Please watch her presentation at Tedx Regina from earlier this year for some of her thoughts on walking.