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The power of Toronto’s ‘hidden experts’

Over the past eight weeks, the Star has featured 24 “hidden experts” as part of its search for the Big Ideas that can transform our city. It’s a series designed to upend some of our assumptions about leadership and expertise, and show that our neighbours and co-workers are often the best source of real know-how for keeping the city strong.

In the midst of a brutal winter, just six weeks after the lights had finally come back on, we sent out an unusual call to find Torontonians with a particular knack for city-fixing.

We had strange parameters: They couldn’t be recognized experts with a string of degrees or fancy jobs. Instead we were looking for “hidden experts” — people who have earned their expertise on the front lines or in the pursuit of an important cause, and are respected by their peers.

Read the full article in the Toronto Star.