Monthly Archives: May 2012

Event Recap: Neighbourhood Gentrification

For many people, “gentrification” is a negative word. It raises images of an older, eclectic neighbourhood being uprooted by wealthier, more homogeneous locals, more chain stores and less culture. But for the speakers at ULI Toronto’s “Neighbourhood Gentrification – The Future of Toronto” panel discussion, moderated by Young Leaders Group co-chair Joel Conquer, gentrification represents the enhancement and renewal of local communities, some of which would otherwise be in a period of decline. Tim Jones, president and CEO of Artscape and an internationally recognized leader in city-building through the arts, … Read More

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Unlocking Employment Lands

“There are both theoretical and practical issues regarding employment lands,” said Mark Kindrachuk, president of Intermarket Developments Inc., as he addressed a packed room on April 16 at the Board of Trade, where a diverse range of perspectives including planner, developer, lawyer and both municipal and provincial government addressed the complex issue of unlocking employment lands for smart development. Drawing on his more-than-considerable planning expertise, Ken Greenberg, previous chief planner for the City of Toronto and now principal of Greenberg Consultants Inc., explained how relaxed zoning bylaws allowed for adaptive … Read More

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ULI Toronto Creates Student Committee

In 2012 the ULI YLG Committee created a Student Committee, which is focused on increasing student awareness of ULI YLG and its membership benefits. The Committee is comprised of students from various real estate and development related faculties who are currently in attendance at Ryerson, UofT and York University. These student representatives act as a liaison between students and ULI YLG, promoting ULI YLG programs and events, providing feedback on existing programs and helping to brainstorm, plan and organize new student-targeted events. To further ULI YLG’s successful growth, three goals … Read More

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