Built For This: A Plan for the Economy and the Environment
PREREGISTER: office@rotarytoronto.com by Wed. Nov. 23rd!
Rotary Meeting Friday, November 25, 2022
at The National Club, 303 Bay Street
PREREGISTER: office@rotarytoronto.com
no later than the Wednesday!
Keynote Speaker:  George Zegarac
President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterfront Toronto 
Topic Built For This: A Plan for the Economy and the Environment
Host:  James Statham
Rotarian and Guests: RSVP to office@rotarytoronto.com
Views and Opinions Expressed Disclaimer:  The views and opinions are those expressed by the Speaker and do not necessarily
reflect the official views or opinions, policy or position of The Rotary Club of Toronto or its Members.
George Zegarac is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterfront Toronto. He joined the Corporation in 2019 following a distinguished 33-year career in the Ontario Public Service in addition to a short period with the Federal Government at the beginning of his career.
During his time with the provincial government, George served in eleven different portfolios including, Ministries of Infrastructure, Environment, Health and Education. He was a Deputy Minister for 11 years in five different portfolios.
While he was the Deputy Minister for Ontario’s Ministry of Infrastructure, he helped negotiate the tri-government funding agreement to support Waterfront Toronto’s Port Lands Flood Protection Project. George led the development of the Provincial 10-year infrastructure plan and managed one of the largest real estate portfolios in the nation.
Aside from his experience working on waterfront-related initiatives, George also played a vital role in the creation of new agencies including the Ontario Clean Water Agency, Local Health Integration Networks and Northern Ontario Medical School.
His contributions to public service have been acknowledged with two Amethyst Awards, Ontario’s highest honour awarded to members of the public service, and the Carleton 2018 Bissett Distinguished Alumni Award for distinctive contributions to the public sector.
George holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Carleton University, an Honours B.A. Degree in Economics and Political Science and is a graduate of Western University’s Ivey Executive Program.