Creating cities for all.

Our mission is to ignite action and challenge the status quo to create healthier, more equitable, and sustainable cities for all people.

We are guided by the simple but powerful idea that if everything we do in our cities is great for an 8 year old and an 80 year old, then it will be better for all people.


8 80 Neighbourhood Diagnostic

We work with community partners to put neighbourhoods back at the center of city development.

8 80 Community Engagement & Public Space Activations

We co-create inclusive engagement strategies with community partners that activate public space.

8 80 Workshops & Training

We provide unique training and capacity building workshops on creating equitable and age-friendly cities and public spaces.

8 80 Resources & Toolkits

We work with partners and clients to create attractive and accessible public space resources and toolkits.

8 80 Tailored Programs

We develop custom-made programs in collaboration with funders and partners that break the mold.


TorontoWestern Waterfront Second Round of Public Life Studies

Join us on October 12 & 14 as we return to the Western Waterfront area for our second round of Public Life Studies! We are looking for volunteers to collect data on pedestrian and cyclist movement and public space usage at the waterfront using simple and fun observational tools. This data will be used to inform the Western Waterfront Master Plan Update and make the space even better for all users. You can sign up here.


This Is 8 80 in Action

The 8 80 concept is universal. From communities of 5,000 to 5 million, our projects always start at the same place: how do we meaningfully engage people in urban transformation?

“Post-COVID People and Cities. People: healthier and happier.
Cities: equitable and sustainable.”

– Gil Penalosa, Founder


From the world of 8 80 Cities

Like cities, we’re constantly evolving! Keep up to date with the latest stories and thoughts from 8 80.

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    Now in our third year of the Ontario Community Changemakers program, a microgrant and fellowship opportunity designed by 8 80 Cities and powered by Balsam Foundation, we are beginning to see the return on investment this type of youth-focused low-barrier funding can offer.   The......

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8 80 Videos

We have a growing library of videos featuring the work we do. Get familiar with scenes of our 8 80 adventures.

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