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About CAGONT 2010 @ Ryerson University

The Department of Geography (Faculty of Arts) and the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (Ted Rogers School of Management) at Ryerson University welcomed attendees to the CAGONT 2010 Annual Meeting from October 15-16, 2010. The main activities were held on the 7th and 9th floors of the Ted Rogers School of Management Building located at 55 Dundas Street W (between Yonge and Bay Streets) in Toronto.

Abstract Submission is now CLOSED!

Abstracts of 250 words (maximum)
Should be submitted to: CLOSED
ONLY electronic copies of abstracts will be accepted.
Please state ABSTRACT (Paper) or ABSTRACT (Poster) in the subject line of the e-mail. All abstracts must be submitted in Word .doc or .docx format as an e-mail attachment. They must be formatted using the example available here. Paste your information into this document and keep the formatting as it appears. The title should come first, in UPPER and lower case. This should be followed by the author list, including affiliations. Leave one blank line between title, author list, and the body of the abstract. Provide up to five keywords related to your abstract.
Note: All abstracts must be received by September 27, 2010. Faxed or paper abstracts will not be accepted. All presenters must be registered.

Access the CAGONT 2010 Book of Abstracts.

Each paper will be allotted 20 minutes, including time for questions. All papers and posters will be presented on Saturday October 16.
Posters can be setup in the late afternoon on Friday October 15 or early morning on Saturday October 16.

Registration is now CLOSED!

Registration costs are outlined below. Please download the registration form here (fillable .pdf format). Fill in your information and print the form. Then send it and a cheque or money order with your conference fees to:

Sally Wong, CAGONT 2010 Registration
Department of Geography, Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Cheques should be made out to: CAGONT2010, Department of Geography, Ryerson University. Please indicate the registrants name in the memo section of the cheque.


On or before Sept. 24, 2010

After Sept. 24, 2010

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Graduate student



Undergraduate student



Interested others



Conference Themes

The main conference theme is "Geography Works". Topics that are currently planned include:

* Spatial Analysis
* Urban Patterns and Housing
* Environmental Management
* Transportation
* Remote Sensing
* Sustainability and Development
* Contaminants in the Environment
* Housing and Neighbourhoods
* Gentrification, Urban Renewal and Displacement
* GIS Modelling
* Climate Change: past, present and future
* Water Resources
* Applied/Practical Cartography
* GIS and Cartography
* Suburbia and Exurbia
* Atmosperic Processes
* Health
* Geographic and Spatial Literacies
* Business and Commercial Activity

If you would like to add an additional theme/topic or organize an additional session, please send an email to: CLOSED.

Final Program

The final program is now available. The final program will be available by October 7, 2010 (4:00 pm). The plenary lecture occurred on Friday October 15 from 7-8pm, and all conference papers/posters were presented on Saturday October 16. Two special sessions for graduate students were organized....see the Book of Abstracts for details.

Book of Abstracts

The Book of Abstracts can be accessed here.


The organizers of CAGONT 2010 would like to thank the following organizations for sponsoring our Annual Meeting:

| Ryerson University, Department of Geography |
| Ryerson University, Faculy of Arts |
| Ryerson University, Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity |
| Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management |

Accommodation Info

The conference takes place in downtown Toronto. There are many hotels within the a short distance of the conference venue. Some of the closest include:

| The Delta Chelsea (quoted university rate is available to all CAGONT participants) | Bond Place Hotel | Hilton Garden Inn |

There are many other options. We suggest going to any one of the numerous travel sites for discounted room and group rates. The website lists more than 100 hotels in the downtown area.

Venue Map

A map of the Ryerson University campus can be found here. You are looking for the Ted Rogers School of Management Building (TRS) in the bottom corner of the map at 55 Dundas Street W (between Yonge and Bay Streets). Once inside the building please take the elevators up to the 9th floor (TRS-3). The main conference activities will take place there. Lunch will occur in the Cara Commons on the 7th floor (TRS-1). Signs will be posted to assist you in finding your way in the building.


The CAGONT awards include:

| Service to Ontario Geography Award | Recipients |

| Student Paper Competition Awards | Winners |

| CAGONT Best Poster Award | Winners |

Organizing Committee

Wayne Forsythe (Chair)
Sally Wong
Stephen Swales
Tony Hernandez
Brian Ceh
Ian Lindsay
David Atkinson

Contact Us

CAGONT 2010 Organizing Committee

Wayne Forsythe
Department of Geography
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Tel: 416-979-5000 x. 7141
CAGONT 2010 Administrative Support

Sally Wong
Department of Geography
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Tel: 416-979-5000 x. 5038

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