Monthly Archives: December 2016

Make Your City A Better Place in 2017!

          Dear ULI Toronto Members: As we close out 2016 for the holiday break I want to ask you to do one (1) small piece of homework to be ready for the new year ahead… On January 3rd we will be launching our third annual #CityResolve twitter campaign. Over four days, this initiative challenges Torontonians to commit to something that over the course of the year will improve our city region. The campaign is a simple one. Follow us on Twitter (@ULIToronto) and tweet (or email … Read More

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Urban Planners of Tomorrow Start Today

If you wanted to learn a new skill, where would you begin? In a library, lecture hall or on Google? What if you could learn by doing, with a hands-on project supported by experts in the field? Twenty high school students from Forest Hill Collegiate Institute recently had the opportunity to do just that through UrbanPlan, a mock city-building event put on by the Urban Land Institute. The event had an Infrastructure Ontario connection through Jeremy Warson, Director, Portfolio Development, who lent his time and expertise to mentor the student … Read More

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Launch of the Urban Leadership Program

By Andrew Garrett, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation  View Photos Here Click here for more information       On Saturday, November 19th, ULI Toronto brought together committed Councillors, Planners, Developers, Academics, Transit leaders, and Legal experts to the launch of the Urban Leadership Program, led by former Toronto Chief City Planner, Paul Bedford. There was a great energy throughout the Saturday program launch that marked the opening chapter to a great journey ahead. A distinguished volunteer team from both the public and private sector walked the Bloor-Dundas West area which will … Read More

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End of Year Message from Chair, Derek Goring

The calendar year end marks the mid-point of my first year as Chair of ULI Toronto, and I am very proud of the amazing level of energy and activity that we’ve already delivered as we embark on a new chapter for ULI in the Toronto Region. It is a chapter focused on community engagement and impact across the region, leveraging the recent growth in capacity of the organization achieved through the tremendous support of our volunteers, partners and sponsors. Our plan calls on us to more deeply engage in public … Read More

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WLI Brings Diverse Group Together for Discussion on Women on Boards

By Kendra FitzRandolph, Hullmark View Photo Gallery In Toronto, there is no shortage of events geared toward women in business. We have cocktail hours, networking afternoons as well as meet and greet sessions. These all serve the greater purpose of bringing women together and supporting each other in the business world. The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is ULI Toronto’s internal committee that promotes the advancement of women in real estate and development, has been at the forefront of this movement. In particular, WLI is focused on increasing diversity across the … Read More

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ULI Fall Meeting Scholarship Winners: Part Three – How the WLI Prologis Scholarship gave this Toronto member a unique 2016 Fall Meeting experience

By Salima Rawji, Build Toronto             Shortly after I returned from the Fall Meeting in Dallas, our local Toronto Metro News began a series of articles addressing the gross underrepresentation of women on corporate boards. It was at that moment, the true opportunity of the WLI Prologis Scholarship hit me. I had just returned home from a week of being surrounded by women who exude inspiration, ingenuity and, of course, leadership. I was instantly aware of how rare an opportunity it was to have witnessed … Read More

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These are the Top Trends to Watch in Canada and US Real Estate in 2017

By Seemal Saif, Economic Business Analyst, Region Municipality of York Images Courtesy of RedFlixx Photograhpy View Photo Gallery View Andrew Warren Presentation View Blake Hutcheson Presentation View George Carras Presentation View Paul Morassutti Presentation Download Emerging Trends In Real Estate Report On November 4th, 2016, ULI Toronto hosted the presentation of the annual ULI/PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate report for 2017 at The Carlu in Toronto. The event space was packed with an audience of 700, all eager to hear an in-depth analysis of the real estate market in … Read More

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