Margaret “Margie” Zeidler
Margie Zeidler is the founder of Urbanspace Property Group, a mission-driven developer whose first project, 401 Richmond, contains a vibrant and diverse urban community of artists and entrepreneurs located in the old garment district of downtown Toronto. Another project, the Robertson Building, houses the city’s largest community of social entrepreneurs and innovators, including Tides Canada’s Toronto office. She was co-founder of the Centre for Social Innovation as well the Centre for City Ecology, and Jane’s Walk. Margie was awarded the 2003 Jane Jacobs Prize established to honour Toronto’s “unsung heroes”, as well as Toronto’s “Best Friend of the Arts” Award in 2004, and the Order of Ontario in 2005.