ABOUT BUTO

BLACK URBANISM TORONTO

Founded in 2018 Black Urbanism TO aims to increase the participation of Black people in community development to advance the collective cultural, economic and social interests in the neighbourhoods we call home.

Our story

BUTO

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Our Values

OUR IDEOLOGIES, BELIEFS & PRINCIPALS
PEOPLE • PLACE • CULTURE
Trust • Respect • Integrity
PARTNERSHIP • COMMUNITY • UNITY
LIBERATION • AGENCY • POWER

Our cause

PEOPLE
PLACE
CULTURE

Mission

Black Urbanism TO aims to increase the participation of Black people in community development to advance the collective cultural, economic and social interests in the neighbourhoods we call home.

Vision

Black Urbanism TO is a vessel to amplify the soul of Black communities.

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The Team

Our Team

Connect with our team

Chair of BUTO

Romain Baker

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Co-Founder AND Director of Partnerships

Dane Williams

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Secretary-Treasurer

Yohana Mebrahtu

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DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND URBAN PLANNING​

Ruth Belay

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DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Jessica Hines

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DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATION​

Ingrid Barrett

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director of community economic development

Olusegun Villasa

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DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS​

Anyika Mark

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Staff

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