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ULI Fall Meeting Scholarship Winners: Part Three – How the WLI Prologis Scholarship gave this Toronto member a unique 2016 Fall Meeting experience


By Salima Rawji, Build Toronto             Shortly after I returned from the Fall Meeting in Dallas, our local Toronto Metro News began a series of articles addressing the gross underrepresentation of women on corporate boards. It was at that moment, the true opportunity of the WLI Prologis Scholarship hit me. I had just returned home from a week of being surrounded by women who exude inspiration, ingenuity and, of course, leadership. I was instantly aware of how rare an opportunity it was to have witnessed … Read More

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FY16 Annual Report Released


ULI Toronto is pleased to announce the release of our FY16 Annual Report. This Annual Report goes beyond providing detail of the fiscal year past and points to how we will leverage this momentum to deliver greater impact to our urban region in the year ahead. Two major milestones of the past year signaled a direction for our future. The Fall 2015 Symposium identified three important intersecting lenses through which we will drive our mission to advance the responsible use of land: mobility, placemaking and technology. The other was the … Read More

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Metrolinx Chiefs Share Vision for Next 25 Years of Transit Development in GTHA


                By: Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate On the morning of October 31, 2016, Goodmans LLP hosted and sponsored a sold-out members only breakfast presentation for ULI Toronto members and Metrolinx. The presentation highlighted how Metrolinx is reigniting the conversation around a multi-modal, shared regional vision for transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (“GTHA”). In 2008, the GTHA adopted its first 25-year multi-modal Regional Transportation Plan (“RTP”), the Big Move. The Big Move was the first regional transportation plan that covered … Read More

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ULI Fall Meeting Scholarship Winners: Part Two- A Wells Fargo Student Scholar’s top experiences from Dallas 2016


By Brittany Lee, Queens University             A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be one of the dozen undergraduate students to attend the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas, Texas, as a recipient of the Wells Fargo ULI Scholarship. My week started with the Women’s Leadership Initiative’s reception at the Nasher Sculpture Centre, which features a beautiful garden space. Afterwards, I checked out one of Dallas’ best public spaces: Klyde Warren Park. Here, I met with a fellow Wells Fargo Scholar from California at … Read More

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Inclusionary Zoning Summary By: Urban Strategies


ULI presented Michael Wilkerson, Chaired by Emily Reisman, Urban Strategies         On September 8, 2016, ULI and Urban Strategies Inc. hosted an invited group of industry experts for a round-table discussion on Inclusionary Zoning (IZ). Participants included developers, academics, the non-profit housing sector, municipal council and staff, and provincial staff. Dr. Michael Wilkerson, project director at ECONorthwest and author of the recent ULI report The Economics of Inclusionary Development, presented his study of the American experience with IZ and discussed how that might apply in the Ontario … Read More

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Event Recap: Weston Project Groundbreaking


By Marcus Bowman, Metrolinx Photos by Mauricio Calero         Under the bright sky of an immaculate June day, ULI Toronto joined a large group of organizations to celebrate the groundbreaking of a remarkable new project and a big leap forward for the city’s Weston neighbourhood. If the source of Toronto’s incredible vitality is the dedication of its people, it was on display among those who came out that day to show a long-lagging part of the city some love.   The new Artscape Weston Hub and Residential … Read More

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New Changes In Leadership and Growing Presence on the Global Stage


TORONTO (July 18, 2016) – Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto is proud to announce several new changes in leadership on their management committee, as well as the appointment of district council members to the global ULI network. Derek Goring will serve as the new Chair of ULI Toronto, while Emma West will be the new Vice Chair, and Chair of Mission Advancement. Rob Spanier, who recently completed his two-year term as Chair of ULI Toronto, will now continue his strategic leadership of ULI Toronto as the new Chair of the … Read More

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Apply now for a Curtner Legacy Membership


DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 22 ULI Toronto Legacy Fund In memory of Brian L. Curtner and the mark the 30th anniversary of the firm he co-founded, Quadrangle has made a donation to the Urban Land Institute, an organization he supported and participated in throughout his professional career.   This will be the lead donation to the ULI Toronto Legacy fund, which will provide yearly ULI Associate Memberships for twenty under-35 emerging leaders in Brian’s name. These memberships will be presented to the recipients an an annual event hosted by Quadrangle. … Read More

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Remembering Rob Ford (1969 – 2016)


ULI Toronto conveys its deepest sympathies to Rob Ford’s family today.  The former mayor captured the sentiment of many Torontonians and, in doing so, transcended politics-as-usual and became the symbol of a civic force. Undoubtedly, Ford Nation will survive the life of a man who gave voice to many. In death, he will remain a potent political force and a powerful reminder that a great city must lift all boats. His legacy, though controversial, is a legitimate one. (Photo: ULI Toronto Mayoral debate, 2010)

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Event Recap: Fireside Chat 2016 with William Fleissig, President and CEO of Waterfront Toronto


By Kathy Ribeiro, Empire Communities View Photos View Video View Attendees View Urban Toronto Article On March 8th, ULI Toronto hosted its 8th Annual Fireside Chat with guest William Fleissig, Waterfront Toronto’s new president and CEO, at the Toronto Region Board of Trade offices. The Fireside Chat format is a little different than most ULI Toronto events, staged as an informal chat between two industry leaders (while a few hundred guests listen in, of course). This year, Ken Greenberg of Greenberg Consultants conducted the interview. Greenberg is a favourite of … Read More

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