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ULI Toronto Celebrates 10 Recipients of Second Annual Brian Curtner Legacy Program

By Danny Tseng, Soldatova Tseng Inc.           Now in its second year, the Brian Curtner Legacy Program awards 10 ULI Toronto young leaders under the age of 35 who have demonstrated active involvement in the organization with a year-long Associate Membership. Sponsored by Quadrangle Architects in memory of one of their founding partners, the endowment celebrates Brian L. Curtner’s commitment to mentorship and concern about the next generation. This fund is also closely aligned with the success of ULI Toronto. The Greater Toronto region has become … Read More

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UrbanPlan 2017/18

By: Amber Couse         Since the UrbanPlan program was initiated in Toronto last year, members of ULI have been working hard to develop it in order to launch during this fall’s regular school semester. As the program progresses, there continue to be opportunities for like-minded individuals to contribute to the discussion around city growth and development through volunteer training. ULI Toronto has trained over 20 volunteers over the past year that we hope will join the workshops as team facilitators and mentors, which will conclude in final … Read More

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Meet the Chiefs 2018 – Save the Date

It’s almost that time of year! ULI presents Meet the Chiefs on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at Arcadian Court. Save the date in your calendar.

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Women’s Leadership Initiative Presents: Provincial Leaders’ Reception Series

WLI Presents: Provincial Leaders’ Reception Series. Register here for the Patrick Brown reception on November 20, 2017.

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What Toronto Can Learn from These Two New Global Business Hubs

By: Janani Mahendran See who attended here. Photos of the event can be found here. Presentations: Canary Wharf – John Pagano East Harbour – David Gerofsky On October 5, 2017, ULI Toronto, along with First Gulf Corporation, held a panel discussion on the global-scale regeneration, employment-based projects in Canary Wharf in London and the Hudson Yards in New York. Panelists Dean Shapiro (Senior Vice President, Investments, US Region, Oxford Properties Group, Hudson Yards), John Pagano (former Managing Director, Canary Wharf Group), and David Gerofsky (President & CEO, First Gulf Corporation) … Read More

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ULI Explores Ottawa’s Future as a Major Urban Centre at 2017 Fireside Chat

By: William Cohen, Carleton University See Who Attended Here Presentation: Ottawa’s Transformation, Steven Willis Presentation: Light Rail Transit Drives Transformation, John Manconi     On Wednesday, September 19th, ULI Toronto hosted the 2017 Ottawa Fireside Chat at the Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG LLP) offices, overlooking the iconic Parliament buildings. Ottawa, a city transitioning from its mid-sized government town status to that of an up-and-coming centre for urban life, commerce, technology and culture, is investing enormously in rapid transit infrastructure and transit-oriented development centres. To shed some light on Ottawa’s future, … Read More

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Toronto- A World Class City

Toronto is not a world-class city. To think otherwise is delusional and un-Canadian. We are a humble, beta-city that knows our place in the world. If you don’t believe me, ask any self-respecting local urbanist. But can we at least allow that we are a global city? It may be semantics, but as North America’s fastest growing city region — recently passing Chicago in population and tracking to surpass Los Angeles by mid-century —is it untoward to acknowledge our international ascendency? We accept that we are the world’s most diverse … Read More

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Member Profile – Hillary Marshall, GTAA

By: Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate           Hillary Marshall, Vice President of Stakeholder Relations and Communications at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (“GTAA”), has come full circle in her current role. Working out of Lester B. Pearson International Airport (“Toronto Pearson”), the Mississauga native draws perspective from a long career in public affairs and communications to bring rapid transformation to a global hub in Canada. Specializing in all aspects of communications, including government and stakeholder relations and crisis and issues management, Hillary possesses over 20 … Read More

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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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What does the Fair Housing Plan mean for the future of real estate in the GTA?

By Brad Stewart, Project Manager, AGC Glass Click Here to View Presentations          Toronto’s real estate community gathered at the offices of McMillan LLP on June 26, 2017 to review the latest statistics for residential real estate transactions and metrics and to hear from a panel of experts for an assessment of the impacts of Ontario’s Fair Housing legislation. McMillan’s offices offered a beautiful view of the city skyline, which seemed fitting given the skyline’s plethora of condos and their relevance to the topic of discussion. The panelists … Read More

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