Monthly Archives: December 2017

Exploring the Metrolinx Draft 2041 Regional Transportation Plan with Leslie Woo and Phil Verster

By: Seemal Saif, Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure           On November 20th, 2017, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto hosted a members-only breakfast event with Metrolinx at the head office of Arup Canada. The event was meant to showcase the Draft 2041 Regional Transportation Plan which outlines the 25-year plan for the GTHA region. Phil Verster, President and CEO of Metrolinx, gave the opening remarks and set the stage for the consideration of the Draft Plan that will guide the strategic direction of transportation for the region until … Read More

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Rose Center Scholarship Winner Shawni Lo Shares Her Highlights from the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in LA

By: Shawni Lo, Toronto Community Housing       Over the course of my career, I have consistently turned to ULI Toronto as a resource for professional development and knowledge sharing. Through the ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, I was amazed by the global reach and international scale of the institute. Thanks to generous support from the Rose Center, I was able to attend my first Fall Meeting where I met industry leaders from across North and Central America and gained first-hand experience on master-planned communities and affordable housing … Read More

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4 Executive Tips for Women Ready to Join a Not-For-Profit Board

By: Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate         The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is ULI Toronto’s internal committee that is committed to advancing women in the real estate and development industry. As recently showcased in the WLI Toronto Review, the committee has dedicated significant effort to three major initiatives: WLI Championship Team Celebration, She with He, and Women on Boards. A sold out members-only lunch was held at the offices of Cassels Brock LLP  on November 15, 2017 with more than 60 women in attendance from various practice … Read More

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