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Members Explore the East End of Toronto

By: Christine Chea, Graywood Developments             Late this summer, ULI Toronto decided to visit a part of the city not featured heavily in past events: the east end! More specifically, the East End Brewery Tour took members all the way to Gerrard and Coxwell, where former Dieu-du-Ciel brewmaster Luc Lafontaine recently opened Godspeed Brewery (242 Coxwell Avenue). Offering an impressive variety of craft beers, most of them inspired by his recent stint in Japan, Godspeed pairs Lafontaine’s carefully cultivated selection with Japanese fine fare. The … Read More

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Panelists explore technology’s influence on the built environment during Electric Cities session

By Daniel Nedecki, IBI Group           This post is part of a series covering ULI Toronto’s Electric Cities Spring 2017 Symposium which took place on April 24 and 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. ULI Toronto’s second city building symposium saw over 1,000 industry professionals gather to learn and engage on topics revolving around placemaking, mobility and technology. Following the Spring Symposium’s opening keynote panel, Civic Action CEO Sevaun Palvetzian took the stage to moderate the second session of the morning, the titular Electric Cities … Read More

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Meet The Chiefs 2017: A path to overcome the greatest planning & development challenges of the 21st century

By Danny Tseng, Soldatova Tseng Inc. View Pictures View Program Watch Video         This post is part of a series covering ULI Toronto’s Electric Cities Spring 2017 Symposium which took place on April 24 and 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. ULI Toronto’s second city building symposium saw over 1,000 industry professionals gather to learn and engage on topics revolving around placemaking, mobility and technology. “People are not persuaded by facts, but enticed by perspective,” remarked keynote speaker Maarten Hajer as he gazed across the packed … Read More

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WLI 2017 Championship Team – Nominations Open!

      The Toronto chapter of WLI was created in 2014 with a mandate to advance women in real estate and the Championship Team was born with the first 80 members.   The WLI Championship Team profiles women real estate experts and leaders and recognizes the talent that exists in our city region.  Each year a subset of the most influential women in the Toronto real estate community and land use sector will be chosen as Champions and formally inducted at the annual WLI reception.   In 2016, 23 … Read More

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#CityResolve on the Square

How Will You Make Your City A Better Place in 2017? ULI Toronto’s Communications Team took to the streets to ask Torontonians how they plan to make their city a better place in 2017! Share your #CityResolve with us by tagging #CityResolve and #yyz with your answer on social media for a chance to win daily prizes. Daily winners from January 3-6 will receive tickets to ULI Toronto Electric Cities Symposium in April, and the Grand Prize winner will have the opportunity to go for lunch with Councillor Norm Kelly aka … Read More

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#CITYRESOLVE How Will You Make Your City A Better Place in 2017?

Share your #CityResolve to win a one-on-one lunch with Councillor Norm Kelly a.k.a #6Dad ULI Toronto challenges you to take part in their 3rd annual #CityResolve campaign by sharing how you plan to make a difference in your city in 2017. From January 3rd – 5th, tag #CityResolve and #yyz with your answer on social media for a chance to win! Daily winners will receive tickets to ULI Toronto Electric Cities Symposium in April, and the Grand Prize winner will have the opportunity to go for lunch with Councillor Norm … Read More

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Member Profile: Carlos Salazar, Municipality of Clarington

The following is a throwback to ULI Toronto’s Winter 2006 interview with Municipality of Clarington city planner and current ULI member Carlos Salazar. The ULI team recently reached out to Carlos and asked him if he’d like to make any updates to the content of the interview so it would more accurately reflect recent developments in his life and career. As a result, portions of the original interview have been revised by Carlos. Q: What do you do for a living? A: I am a city planner and have been … Read More

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Event Recap: Members-Only City Exchange: Detroit

By Christine Chea, DiamondCorp & Monika Rau, DREAM View Photos View Attendees Download Program Booklet View Electronic Tour Guide Media Coverage: The Globe and Mail   This June, ULI Toronto members had the privilege of attending a unique Members-Only two-day City Exchange organized in collaboration with ULI Michigan. With certainty we can say we’re not the only attendees who were in complete awe of the advanced revitalization efforts taking place in Downtown Detroit. The resurgence of the Motor City was immediately evident throughout our tours from initiatives within the City. Our … Read More

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Event Recap: An Evening To Remember – 2016 WLI Championship Team

By Seemal Saif, Economic Business Analyst, York Region View Photos View Attendees       ULI Toronto’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) celebrated its 2016 Championship Team with an evening event on June 22 at the McCarthy Tétrault Toronto office. The evening featured a lively and deeply personal conversation with Janet De Silva, President and CEO of Toronto Region Board of Trade (TRBOT) and Geeta Sheker, Director, Initiative for Women in Business at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. The event began by highlighting some of the achievements of … Read More

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Event Recap – Members Only Tour of the Luminato Festival’s Hearn Generating Station

By: Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate View Photos View Attendees       What was once a coal-fired electrical plant is now one of Toronto’s cultural beacons and one of Canada’s most majestic industrial landmarks. Known as the R.L. Hearn Generating Station (“the Hearn”), the nearly 297,000-square-foot decommissioned plant has served as a location for various film and television productions and has most recently been known for its use in Toronto’s Luminato Festival. Located at 440 Unwin Avenue in the Port Lands area of downtown Toronto, the plant was … Read More

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