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From High Line to Millennium Park: How Major Parks Transform the Urban Experience

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ULI TORONTO SYMPOSIUM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON April 24-25, 2017 TUESDAY APRIL 25, at 12PM Demand for open public space has fast become the urban challenge of our time as global cities seek to accommodate employment & population growth in their central cores. Cities across North America & the world are securing large tracts of public realm space to meet demands of labour attractiveness, economic competitiveness, tourism, urban development & renewal. Learn from the experience of these major, recent, large scale public realm projects & what their lessons … Read More

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Over 80+ Speakers Announced To ULI Toronto Symposium

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  The ULI Toronto Symposium will challenge Canada’s largest and fastest growing city region to become a global leader on how to make cities better places to live, work, learn, play and invest. Convening experts internationally and regionally to address the most current real estate topics at the intersection of MOBILITY, PLACEMAKING & TECHNOLOGY CLICK HERE TO REGISTER PLENARY SPEAKERS PLENARY SESSION SPEAKERS Jim Berry HATCH Jesse Brackenbury Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Elizabeth Diller Diller Scofidio + Renfro Daniel Jongtien Benthem Crouwel Architects Matt Nielson Chicago Millennium Park Sevaun Palvetzian … Read More

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City of Toronto Symposium: Design for Unprecedented Growth

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ULI brings Emerging Trends in Real Estate event to Ottawa for the first time

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By Tara Vasdani, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP     On February 8, 2017, the Urban Land Institute held its first-ever breakfast event in the nation’s capital, highlighting the ULI/PwC Emerging Trends in Canadian Real Estate 2017 report and drawing a sold out audience of over 100 members of Ottawa’s real estate community. Hosted at the offices of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, the event was moderated by Nadia King, Partner at PwC Canada, who was joined by a panel of industry leaders, including Susan Murphy, Vice President of Development at The … Read More

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Welcome New Members

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            ULI Toronto would like to welcome our newest members, who joined between November 28, 2016 and March 3, 2017. The shared wisdom and experience of our members is what makes ULI unique. Member leadership and expertise make it possible for ULI to offer what it is known for: the gold standard in quality programs and research, and the opportunity to make an impact on communities. Not a member? Join today! Associate Member – Private David Ashbourne, IBI Group Aravinthan Balakrishnan, Balakrishnan Capital Morgan Boyco, Dillon Consulting … Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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          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

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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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