Case Competition

Are you interested in urban planning in Toronto? Do you like to work to find sustainable and smart solutions to key urban issues? Do you like meeting students and professionals with similar interests, and winning grand prizes? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions we welcome you to participate in GCSA’s first ever Case Competition!

 Rethinking The Concrete Jungle: An Urban Planning Case Competition will allow students to work in teams and apply their knowledge to rethink a major development in Toronto.

Once your team has signed up via email and paid the 12.00 fee, you will receive a booklet, which will contain the case and background information to support your solution. You and your team will analyze the case and prepare a 10-minute presentation that showcases an innovative and tangible solution for the issue, which will be presented in front of a panel of highly qualified professionals.

On February 5, GCSA will host an optional workshop for teams to learn/practice presentation skills, and get tips on preparing their work.

Competition day will be on March 12 where each team will present their solution in front of the panellists, teams, and guests. There will be a first and second place prize, and each team will receive a participatory certificate. 


  • Teams must be 2-4 four people
  • Each team will pay $12.00 to participate
  • Presentations are 10 minutes long with a 5-minute Q & A at the end from panellists and the audience
  • Any medium can be used for presentations (ex. Powerpoint, video, 3D Display, drawings etc.), but must be appropriate, academic, and properly convey solution
  • There will be a grand prize for 1st place winner along with congratulatory certificate from the university
  • There will be a 2nd place prize along with congratulatory certificate from the university
  • Each team will receive a participation certificate
  • Prize and judges will be announced end of January


January 30: Sign up deadline, email with your team name and members’ names. Then meet on campus to pay $12.00 fee.

February 1: Case Booklets will be released

February 10: Last day to drop out with payment return

March 5: Deadline for digital documents

March 12: Competition Day


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