Monthly Archives: October 2015

Join the BIG conversation about the Toronto region

Every so often a city region needs a really big conversation. This is the thinking behind ULI Toronto’s first major Symposium. Get the best thinkers and practitioners together to take stock of where our global-leading region is today – or more importantly, what it needs to do to fully embrace the future. In the past ten years, the Toronto Region became North America’s leader in arresting suburban sprawl. We have also been North America’s leader in intensifying our urban core. Within a short radius of our symposium the continent’s most … Read More

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ULI Europe Report: Technology, Real Estate, and the Innovation Economy

Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District has been profiled in a report published in September by Urban Land Institute Europe and the Oslo Metropolitan Area. Titled Technology, Real Estate, and the Innovation Economy, the report addresses how the real estate community is playing a role in fostering eco-systems “in which companies can start-up, grow, and succeed.” Professor Greg Clark, a senior fellow with ULI Europe, and Dr. Tim Moonen, Director of Intelligence at London-based consultancy The Business of Cities, co-authored the study that seeks to define how real estate providers can further … Read More

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Daniels Faculty Fora: Uber Urbanism

Thursday, October 22 Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West 7:00 – 8:30pm | FREE Visit eventbrite to RSVP. Ticket holders must arrive before 6:45pm to claim their seat. There will be a rush line for non-ticket holders. What is a “global city”? Are distinctions such as urban and rural, society and nature, or city and suburb still useful? When almost all the earth’s surface is subject to human technological intervention, is it time for a new way of understanding urbanization? Four decades ago, the French sociologist Henri Lefebvre prophesized … Read More

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Event Recap: Can Gen-Y Be Enticed to Move to the 905?

View Photos View Attendance View Presentations By Brad Stewart       On September 29th, industry leaders and real estate enthusiasts gathered at the Le Parc Hotel in Markham to discuss a familiar topic in today’s media: Generation Y. The event’s focus was to discuss how to best attract this generation, which loosely includes the cohort born between the early 1980s and early 2000s, to the 905 area (a common synonym for the Greater Toronto Area). Ahead of the event, ULI Toronto conducted its own survey among its members who … Read More

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Creative Spaces Partnership Exchange

Get ready for the 2nd annual Creative Spaces Partnership Exchange Monday Nov. 2! #CSPX15 is bigger than ever, including 60+ exhibitors in a networking fair showcasing creative space projects and programming across the GTA, high-profile speakers, workshops, local area meetups and a cocktail mixer. Learn more and register at

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ULI WNY Multifamily Housing: Emerging Trends & Affordable Housing

Stockton Williams, Executive Director of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, will present national trends and perspectives in multifamily housing development, including demographic changes, design and financing, as well as issues and emerging solutions for addressing affordable housing in many American metropolitan areas. Mr. Williams will be joined by a panel of local experts in housing and residential development, including the chief municipal planner for the City of Buffalo (Brendan Mehaffy), an affordable housing advocate and developer (Aaron Bartley), and a private real estate developer with experience developing residential projects … Read More

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MEDIA ADVISORY GLOBAL ORGANIZATION SEEKS INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES FOR URBAN IDEAS COMPETITION TO “RE-ENERGIZE AND REJUVENATE DOWNTOWN BRAMPTON, ONTARIO” October 14, 2015 . . . Toronto, ON – ULI Toronto, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) is seeking entries for ULI Toronto’s second annual Urban Ideas Competition, in partnership with the City of Brampton. This year’s competition is focused on ideas for rejuvenating and reinvigorating the downtowns of former small towns within the Greater Toronto Area, many of which have been transformed into large commuter suburbs. ULI Toronto … Read More

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Autumn Greetings from the ULI Toronto Women’s Leadership Initiative

ULI Toronto’s first major Symposium on Emerging Trends and City Building is coming up November 2nd + November 3rd. The Women’s Leadership Initiative is thrilled that a number of our 2015 WLI Championship Team members feature prominently in the program. The event shines a bright light on great leaders in our industry. Lori-Ann Beausoleil, National Real Estate Consulting and Deals Leader at PWC will be moderating the breakfast event – ULI | PwC Annual Real Estate Trends Program (November 2 at 7:30am). Ellen Dunham Jones, Professor, School of Architecture, Georgia … Read More

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MEDIA ADVISORY ULI Toronto Presents: Emerging Trends and City Building Nov 2nd and 3rd October 8, 2015…Toronto, ON – The real estate and land use development story in the Toronto Region over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift of focus from the suburban to the hyper-urban. But as cities in the region become increasingly interconnected and the boundaries between built form, mobility, and technology become blurred, a new dialogue about city building is beginning to emerge. To address some of the latest ideas and predictions, the Toronto Chapter … Read More

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Shift in Canadian Real Estate Market is Creating New Opportunities for Investors, Says New PwC Canada and Urban Land Institute Report

News release Date: October 7, 2015 Contact: David Gollom T: 416-869-2386 Email: Bryson Parks T : 416-941-8383 ext. 14625 Email : Shift in Canadian Real Estate Market is Creating New Opportunities for Investors, Says New PwC Canada and Urban Land Institute Report Vancouver and Toronto continue on a path toward growth while Calgary and Edmonton slip due to broader market forces Toronto, October 7, 2015 – The Canadian real estate market is in a period of transition and the factors that have traditionally driven the market are changing … Read More

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