Tackling the Biggest Challenges Facing Toronto Today, the WITHIN REACH WITH JENNIFER KEESMAAT Podcast is Available Now on iHeartRadio Canada

— September 26, 2019

– Hosted by former Toronto city planner Jennifer Keesmaat, the WITHIN REACH WITH JENNIFER KEESMAAT podcast features guests Larry Beasley, Dave Bidini, Gil Meslin, Amanda Rourke, Janette Sadik-Khan, John Sewell, Alexander Stahle, and Jeffrey Tumlin –

TORONTO (September 26, 2019) – iHeartRadio Canada’s NEWSTALK 1010 continues to tackle the top issues that matter most to Torontonians as it launches the new podcast WITHIN REACH WITH JENNIFER KEESMAAT today. Hosted by former Toronto city planner Jennifer Keesmaat, the weekly podcast features a frank and in-depth discussion on the biggest challenges the city of Toronto faces every day. Diving deep into hot button topics including urban planning, traffic management, development, housing affordability, and transit, Keesmaat’s ultimate goal is to show that a better Toronto is within reach. The podcast is available for listeners to stream now on the iHeartRadio app and wherever podcasts are available.

Covering a vast range of expertise, featured guests on WITHIN REACH WITH JENNIFER KEESMAAT will include Janette Sadik-Khan, former Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, NYC; Alexander Stahle, CEO Spacescape, Stockholm; Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal and Director of Strategy, Nelson Nygaard, San Francisco;  Dave Bidini, founder, West End Phoenix; John Sewell, former mayor of the city of Toronto; Amanda Rourke, 8-80 Cities; Gil Meslin, Artscape, Research and Development Manager; Larry Beasley, Distinguished Practice Professor of Planning, UBC and former Chief Planner, Vancouver.

“The WITHIN REACH podcast is all about moving the dial on the toughest challenges that we face as a city,” said Keesmaat. “NEWSTALK 1010 and the iHeartRadio team have been front and centre in driving this content forward, and it’s been a thrilling collaboration.”

“Jennifer has, and continues to be, a driving force for change within the city of Toronto, and we are excited to share her vast breadth of knowledge through this new podcast,” said Mike Bendixen, Program Director and National Format Director, News and Talk Programming, NEWSTALK 1010. “Covering the issues that matter most to Torontonians, this podcast brings even more thought-provoking and engaging content to our iHeartRadio Canada Podcast Network.”

Topics covered this fall on WITHIN REACH WITH JENNIFER KEESMAAT include “Unlocking the Congested City”, “Getting Ahead of Congested City Streets”, “The Roads Aren’t Free”, “The Value of the Neighbourhood News”, “Free Toronto: A Charter for this City”, “The Quick Redesign: Toronto Street Pilots”, “Unlocking the Affordable City”, and “Vancouverism for Toronto: Lessons.”

The robust collection of podcasts streaming on the iHeartRadio Canada app and at iHeartRadio.ca also contain nearly 100 Bell Media original podcasts, including THE JAY AND DAN PODCAST, THE BUSINESS OF LIFE, VERONIQUE ET LES FANTASTIQUES, OVERDRIVE, and THE HAPPY TIMES, as well as some of the most-talked about podcasts in pop culture including THE RON BURGUNDY PODCAST, CONAN O’BRIEN NEEDS A FRIEND, DISGRACELAND, and ARMCHAIR EXPERT WITH DAX SHEPARD.

About iHeartRadio Canada
iHeartRadio, a best-in-class customizable digital listening experience and live events brand, is now in Canada through a partnership between Bell Media and iHeartMedia. A leader in innovative radio programming throughout Canada, Bell Media features the country’s most dynamic, popular, and respected radio brands, including Toronto’s CHUM 104.5, Canada’s #1 FM station, and the ÉNERGIE group in Québec, as well as international brands like Virgin Radio. In the U.S., iHeartRadio has surpassed 90 million registered users, reaching milestones at a rate faster than Facebook or any other streaming music service. In addition, iHeartRadio’s registered user milestone does not account for the millions of listeners who tune into iHeartRadio’s live radio streams without registering. 




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