Monthly Archives: October 2016

Event Recap: ULI Toronto Mentorship Program

        By: Jonathan Cheng,  Stikeman Elliot LLP On October 12, 2016, participants in ULI Toronto’s mentorship program gathered for a networking social held at a classic cocktail lounge at the foot of Church Street. The venue was D.W. Alexander, a speakeasy nestled away in the basement of a historic brick warehouse, which provided the perfect atmosphere for the group of around 20 attendees to mix and mingle, as all took part in a few rounds of drinks, delicious food, and good company. Through the generous sponsorship of SGL … Read More

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Event Recap: Brian L. Curtner Legacy Fund

By: Danny Tseng, Soldatova Tseng Inc.       On the evening of October 6th 2016, Quadrangle Architects hosted a reception honouring the recipients of the inaugural ULI Toronto Legacy Fund, which provides yearly ULI Associate Memberships to emerging leaders below the age of 35. This idea came about as a way to celebrate the late Brian L. Curtner, who founded Quadrangle in 1986 with Les Klein. Since its inception, Quadrangle has grown into a renowned design firm with over 140 staff and a broad portfolio of work throughout Canada and … Read More

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Member Profile: Valerie (Val) Shuttleworth, Chief Planner of York Region

By Seemal Saif, Economic Business Analyst, York Region         As a long-time advocate for positive urban change, Val Shuttleworth, the Chief Planner of York Region, has faced the challenge of keeping up with rapid transformation. Speaking about her career in York Region, Val marvels at the evolution that has taken place. “In 10 years, seeing York Region transform from a collection of towns and villages to an emerging urban entity has been very exciting for me,” Val remarks. After spending the formative years of her career working … 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: Waterfront 905: Exploring the GTHA’s Dynamic Development Frontier

By Kathy Ribeiro, Empire Communities Media Coverage: The Mississauga News View Photos   On October 5th, ULI Toronto traveled west for its annual 905 event, a program that tackles an issue important to the municipalities that surround the city and make up the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). As anyone in the industry can attest, collaboration and partnerships are essential when approaching the future of development for the city and region — particularly when speaking about the GTHA’s waterfront redevelopment strategy, a collective challenge from east to west. Hosted … Read More

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Congratulations to ULI Fall Meeting Scholarship Winners

By Sean MacKay, BuzzBuzzHome             Please join us in congratulating four ULI Toronto members who have received scholarships to attend this month’s ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas, Texas. Michelle Ackerman,The Kilmer Group and Salima Rawji, Build Toronto, both received the Women’s Leadership Initiative Prologis Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to 10 women who have shown strong leadership at their jobs and within ULI. Vincent Tong, Toronto Community Housing, received the Rose Center ULI Fall Meeting Scholarship, provided by The Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land … Read More

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A Message from Incoming Chair Derek Goring

My tenure as Chair of ULI Toronto picks up on an amazing period of growth in organizational capacity and influence for our District Council. It is an exciting moment for us. Entering its twelfth year in the region, ULI Toronto has established itself as major institution within a broad and healthy constellation of city and region building organizations. Our DNA as a multi-disciplinary, public and private sector, and international network makes us a unique leadership platform. As Rob notes in his outgoing Chair message, we will leverage this gained momentum … Read More

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Housing Affordability- Is it up to the Province?

Housing affordability seems to have leap frogged transit, crime, the economy, the environment and even hydro rates as the number one issue of civic conversation. And no longer is it only a concern for the low income – a demographic whose ranks have swollen – it is front of mind for mid to high income citizens (and voters) as well. Almost an entire generation of professionals earning decent incomes may be denied home ownership, whether they choose the urban core or the suburbs. And renters looking to dodge the real … Read More

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Welcome New Members

ULI Toronto would like to welcome our newest members, who joined between July 28 and October 7, 2016. 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 – Public  Dennis Cutajar, City of Brampton Burkhard Mausberg, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation Abigail Moriah, Toronto Community Housing … Read More

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