Monthly Archives: February 2015

Welcome New Members

ULI Toronto would like to welcome our newest members, who joined between November 1, 2015 and March 2, 2015. 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! Full Member Private Marvin Green, River Oaks Group Danny Roth, Brandon Communications Agnieszka Wloch, Minto Communities Canada Full Member Public David … Read More

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WLI 2015 Championship Team

In 2014, the Urban Land Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative chose the first Championship Team.  Eighty exemplary women were selected who represent Toronto’s real estate development and land use sector.  Members come from government, public service, academia, non-profits, professional services, finance, commercial and residential development. The ULI Toronto Women’s Leadership Initiative is currently taking nominations for the 2015 Championship Team. The Championship Team members are selected based on: Exceptional leadership and skill in the real estate development and land use disciplines; Dedication to, and success at, building thriving communities across the Toronto … Read More

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Get up close and personal with Mayor John Tory

What would you ask Mayor John Tory if you had the chance? Do you wonder how he got to where he is today? What is his vision for the future of Toronto? Do you have questions about Transit? Traffic? The upcoming Pan Am Games? If you’ve got burning questions for Toronto’s newly elected mayor, now’s your chance to have your voice heard. Use the hashtag #AskMayorTO on Twitter to send us your questions. A selection of the best topics will be addressed by Mayor Tory at ULI’s 2015 Fireside Chat. … Read More

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Members Only Event Recap: Fortress Real Developments

By Braiden Goodchild, PwC Real Estate Deals Fortress Real Developments, with over $4.0 billion of development projects in 4 provinces, has seemingly burst onto the development scene, however the CEO, Jawad Rathore, jocularly points out that “Fortress is the overnight success story that was 14 years in the making”. Generating significant buzz as a keynote speaker at ULI’s Annual Trends event in November 2014, “Fortress” has showed little signs of slowing down with 15 projects slated to start construction in 2015 with a built out value ranging from $1.5 to … Read More

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Event Recap: Pan Am Village: The Games & Beyond Panel

View article View Photos View Video View Rob Spanier Presentation View Meg Davis Presentation View Bruce Kuwabara Presentation View Peter Clewes Presentation View Ken Tanenbaum Presentation   By Danny Tseng For a short period of time in the summer of 2015, Toronto will be in the global spotlight as the host of the Pan Am and Parapan American Games. However, perhaps the most interesting aspect of the event is what follows after the curtain has closed. Toronto, a city going through an incredible growth spurt, is home to the … Read More

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WLI Profile: Professor Patricia McCarney

By Robyn Brown and Emily Graham Looking back over her illustrious career is not something Patricia McCarney does often, in part due to her fervent working pace. She describes her journey as both “strategic, and serendipitous.” McCarney is a Professor of Political Science and Director and Founder of the Global City Indicators Facility (GCIF) and the Global Cities Institute (GCI) at the University of Toronto. She is also the President and CEO of the World Council of City Data (WCCD), which is the host of the first international set of … Read More

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Looking back & looking ahead . . .

What a way to begin the year! Fresh from the holiday break, ULI Toronto launched a Twitter campaign #CityResolve to tap into the civic spirit of the Toronto Region. Residents of the region were asked to identify how they were going to make our city region a better place. The campaign went viral. Within hours our initiative was the number one trending topic on Twitter. Not bad for a day that the Maple Leafs fired their head coach… The success of the #CityResolve not only revealed a wellspring of civic … Read More

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