Monthly Archives: February 2017

Members Only Tour says goodbye to iconic Honest Ed’s and hello to future Mirvish Village

By: Monika Rau, Dream         On February 2, 2017, 35 ULI members came together for the final ever group tour of Honest Ed’s, Toronto’s iconic discount department store. The site of the popular store was put up for sale on July 16, 2013, and the store closed its doors in December 2016, after 68 years in business. Now, Westbank Projects Corp., the new owner of the 4.5-acre site, has something fresh in store: inspired by Ed Mirvish himself, the site is to be redeveloped as part of a … Read More

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Member Profile: Laurie Payne, Vice President, Development at DiamondCorp

By Robyn Brown, IBI Group               With the recently announced ULI Top 40 Under 40, Laurie Payne is one of only two Canadians selected for the great honour that recognizes the best young land-use professionals from around the globe. In her current role as the Vice President of Development at DiamondCorp, Laurie is in charge of one of the city’s largest redevelopment projects, the 60-acre former Celestica Site at Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East. Formerly employment lands, the new development will create a … Read More

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Union Station Revitalized: An inside look at the past, present and future of Toronto’s most important transit hub

By: Andrew Muscat           Every major global city has a critical transportation hub that acts as the main entrance and exit to their respective metropolises. In Toronto, Union Station undoubtedly serves this key purpose within our great city. Union Station facilitates the movement of over 200,000 citizens daily through its transportation systems. Despite its vital role, the station’s infrastructure was badly in need of repairs and construction has been underway since 2009 to make significant improvements to the hub. Already these changes have made a difference … Read More

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Leading Voices Podcast Series

          Our industry creates great leaders. These are their stories. Leading Voices with ULI, a new podcast series produced by the ULI Leadership Network, explores compelling stories from innovative leaders in the real estate, land use, and policy space. In each episode, gain inspiration from the guests as they candidly share their leadership journeys—their successes, their failures, and the pivotal moments in between. For more information, visit uli.org/leadingvoices. Subscribe Today: iTunes Google Play Stitcher Overcast  

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Members Only Breakfast explores vision driving the City of Hamilton’s waterfront redevelopment

By Marcus Bowman, Metrolinx         You could almost see Hamilton from high atop the Bay-Wellington Tower as ULI Toronto members gathered for breakfast at the host offices of McMillan LLP. The expansive view of Lake Ontario’s shore was a fitting backdrop for an event focused on the waterfront of the GTHA’s western anchor and its ever-growing attractiveness to the Toronto real estate and development community. The buzz about Hamilton was palpable among ULI members with Toronto District Council Executive Director Richard Joy noting that events about Hamilton … Read More

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