Monthly Archives: June 2013

Event Recap: WLI Toronto Spends an Evening with Janet Graham

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“I made a documentary.” “I entered a singing contest; and I won!” “I asked for a promotion because I earned it and my boss agreed.” “I started my own business.” “I was appointed to a corporate board” “My goal is to be on a corporate board.” “I want to be CEO.” These are the voices of ULI Toronto’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). They are a select group of thirty-five accomplished female leaders in real estate, who came together for the first time to share secrets of success and career aspirations. … Read More

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Event Recap: A Place in Transition: The Changing Yonge & Eglinton

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“We don’t want Yonge & Eglinton [to grow] like Yonge & Sheppard,” is what Karen Stintz, City Councillor of the Eglinton-Lawrence ward and Chair of the TTC, said during the ULI Toronto event on June 5th, echoing the concern of residents located in the Yonge & Eglinton ward. With one snide comparison to another Toronto intersection most new urbanists would likely balk at, the core issue at Yonge & Eglinton was revealed: uncontrolled intensification. The area, which is known affectionately to its residents as “Yonge & Eg” (and also “Yonge … Read More

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Event Recap: Evergreen Brickworks

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ULI Toronto’s Young Leaders Group volunteered at the Evergreen Brickworks on June 19, 2013, to help with maintaining the landscaped areas on the grounds.  A group of 20+ Young Leaders and guests rolled up their sleeves and worked together to  ”build soil” – a process to add nutrients and stabilize soil to reduce soil erosion and promote healthier plants.  Everyone had a fun time working together and many felt proud to help Evergreen improve the natural environment.  To top this off, the late spring weather was ideal for working outdoors … Read More

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Summer Sale at the ULI Bookstore

Summer is here, and there is no better time to brush up on the real estate fundamentals. Save during ULI’s biggest book sale of the year—order by June 30 to save 10 percent on all 35 titles in the Essentials for Real Estate Professionals section of the ULI online bookstore. ULI members enjoy an even greater discount of 35 percent. Learn more about the summer book sale.

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Online Models for Community Engagement Emerge

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While public hearings aren’t going away, two companies talked about how they are helping developers and civic leaders get input from community members at the 2013 ULI Spring Meeting.    http://urbanland.uli.org/Articles/2013/May/WidnessCommunity?utm_source=ULI&utm_medium=DCs&utm_campaign=UrbanLandSpring2013

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ULI Partners With C40 to Foster Energy Efficiency in City Buildings

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The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and ULI have entered a global partnership to advance investments in energy conservation and carbon emission reduction in existing buildings in cities around the world. The organizations will forge better connections between public sector officials and private building owners by leveraging ULI’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance. Yan Peng (left), the East Asia Regional Director of the C40 group, and ULI CEO Patrick L. Phillips announced the partnership on June 5 at ULI’s Asia Pacific Summit in Shanghai. Read more.

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ULI Toronto Women’s Leadership Initiative – Taking Strides

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In November, ULI Toronto announced its Women’s Leadership Initiative. Our goal is to promote the advancement of women in Toronto’s real estate and development industry. We profile and celebrate the success of women in building a better Toronto. We create opportunities for young women to become leaders in our industry, We work to ensure ULI Toronto events, committees and leadership better reflect the diversity of our membership. To get the ball rolling, ULI Toronto’s Women’s Leadership Initiative co-hosted the 2013 Fireside Chat with Mayor Hazel McCallion and Toronto’s Chief Planner Jennifer … Read More

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