Monthly Archives: November 2016

Welcome New Members!

ULI Toronto would like to welcome our newest members, who joined between October 8 and November 28, 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  Jason Ferrigan, City of Greater Sudbury Sean Finlay, Infrastructure Ontario Reuven Gorsht, MoveSnap Full Member – Private Sanja … 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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Members Only Tour Sheds Light on how Karma Condos made it from Conception to Occupancy

By Brad Stewart, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope               On Monday, October 24, 2016, a group of real estate professionals and enthusiasts gathered at Karma Condos, a collaborative effort by Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments in downtown Toronto. ULI Toronto membership was offered an exclusive tour of the property led by CentreCourt President Shamez Virani. Karma Condos, which has now begun occupancy, is located just a block north of College on the west side of Yonge St. on Grenville St. The vibrant area offers great subway access … Read More

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15th Annual ULI Hines Student Competition: Accepting 2017 Student Team Applications

15th Annual ULI Hines Student Competition is now accepting applications from student teams for the 2017 competition. Challenge students to create thriving communities with the ULI student urban design and development competition, sponsored by Gerald D. Hines. Successful real estate development and design in the 21st century requires intensive collaboration across disciplines and sectors. In the ULI Hines Student Competition, students have the chance to form a five-person, multidisciplinary team in the United States or Canada and tackle a real land use challenge in a North American city. The winning team receives $50,000 and the finalist teams … Read More

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Cycling the Humber Trail with Toronto’s Chief City Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat

            By Kendra FitzRandolph, NXT City “It is a perfect day for a bike ride!” That’s not something you expect to hear from Toronto’s incomparable chief city planner on the first weekend in November. But this was exactly what was said by Jennifer Keesmaat and reiterated by this writer and sixteen other lucky ULI members who got to ride on the sold out annual ULI Bike Tour. This year, the route was inspired by our chief city planner’s #CityResolve commitment to “Bike the Humber” ravine … 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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Introducing the Class of 2017: Urban Leadership Program

          Please join us in congratulating the ULI Toronto members who have been selected for the Urban Leadership Program, whose mission is to cultivate thought and industry leadership by immersing emerging leaders in the real estate and land use industry in the challenges and opportunities of developing the Greater Toronto Area. Led by former City of Toronto, Chief Planner Paul Bedford this program is a curriculum-based program designed to immerse mid-career professionals from different disciplines in Toronto city building, to create positive change in our city. … Read More

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ULI Fall Meeting Scholarship Winners: Part One- Why TCH’s Vincent Tong thinks ULI’s Product Council is an essential experience

In this four part series, ULI Toronto members who received a scholarship to the ULI Fall Meeting reflect on their time at the meeting, and how they can incorporate their learnings to city-building in Toronto.         Vincent Tong, Toronto Community Housing After hearing I was one of a few lucky recipients of the Rose Center ULI Fall Meeting Scholarship, I quickly set out planning my week — downloading the ULI app, mapping out which general session and concurrent sessions I would attend. Just when I thought I … Read More

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