Monthly Archives: November 2017

2018 ULI Hines Student Competition

          The ULI Hines Student Competition—entering now its 16th year—offers graduate students the opportunity to form their own multidisciplinary teams and engage in a challenging exercise in responsible land use. Since 2002, the ULI Hines Student Competition has challenged students to collaborate across disciplines and imagine a better built environment. Student teams comprising at least three disciplines will have two weeks to devise a comprehensive design and development program for a real, large-scale site full of challenges and opportunities. Submissions consist of graphic boards and narratives that … Read More

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Member Profile: Salima Rawji, Vice President Development, CreateTO

By Seemal Saif, Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure             Salima Rawji couldn’t be in a better place right now. Her 505 Richmond project with Build Toronto was recently featured in The Globe and Mail and received a rave review, with the paper’s architecture critic writing that the project “breaks nearly every expectation.” It’s clear that she’s excited for what’s in store for her career and the City. The morning we met she had just tweeted “I love my job.” Salima moved to Toronto from Vancouver 15 … Read More

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Toronto’s West Don Lands Master-Plan Community Wins 2017-2018 ULI Global Awards of Excellence

                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO’S WEST DON LANDS MASTER-PLAN COMMUNITY WINS 2017-2018 ULI GLOBAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE TORONTO (Nov. 17, 2017) – A major Toronto redevelopment project has been recognized on the international stage, alongside projects from the United States, Japan, Spain and Singapore, for achieving a high standard of excellence in the development industry. West Don Lands, an industrial area currently being redeveloped as a mixed-use neighbourhood in Toronto’s downtown east end, was named one of thirteen winners in the Urban Land … Read More

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Urban Leadership Program Kick Off

By: Brennan Carroll, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP     On Saturday, October 14, the Urban Leadership Program (ULP) for 2017/2018 kicked off with an immersive day in the Main and Danforth neighbourhood. We started at the Main Square Community Centre, where the ULP participants introduced themselves and heard from Councillor Janet Davis, a representative of the City of Toronto Planning Department, as well as other Community Leaders and Local Residents. After a hearty lunch at Len Duckworth’s Fish & Chips, the ULP then set out on a walking tour of … Read More

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Women’s Leadership Initiative Presents The WLI Toronto Review

The WLI Toronto Review captures all the initiatives ULI Toronto’s WLI (Women’s Leadership Initiative) has launched since its inception in 2012. Inside this publication, you will learn about WLI Toronto’s history, our mission and accomplishments as well as three major initiatives we’ve undertaken: She with He, Women on Boards, and the WLI Championship Team Celebration. Vivian Kwok from the WLI Committee undertook creating a WLI Toronto review to showcase the exciting activities of the District Council. She shared this book with members of the WLI Global Steering committee and others at the … Read More

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Leapfrog Exurbia?

By: Richard Joy If there was a stinging criticism of the provincially imposed greenbelt, designed to curb the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA) urban sprawl, it was the concern that homebuyers would be determined to pursue the dream of low density, detached homes and would leapfrog over the two-million acres of protected land to the promise land of outer exurbia. Headline stories of desperate families sleeping in their cars for days in mid-winter to get a slice of cul-de-sac nirvana became proof points of failed land use policies forcing higher densities in the GTA. Home buyers want … Read More

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ULI Toronto to Host 2018 Young Leader Exchange 

By: Christine Chea, Graywood Developments Congratulations to ULI Toronto for being selected as the host city of the Spring 2018 Young Leader Exchange!   It is with great excitement that we announce that ULI Toronto has been selected as the host city for the Young Leader Exchange in Spring 2018. ULI Toronto plans to highlight a variety of project types, including the Daniels Spectrum community cultural hub, winner of the ULI Global Award for Excellence in 2016. ULI Toronto’s Connect Committee (previously known as the Young Leader Committee) will organize an … Read More

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ULI Toronto Celebrates 10 Recipients of Second Annual Brian Curtner Legacy Program

By Danny Tseng, Soldatova Tseng Inc.           Now in its second year, the Brian Curtner Legacy Program awards 10 ULI Toronto young leaders under the age of 35 who have demonstrated active involvement in the organization with a year-long Associate Membership. Sponsored by Quadrangle Architects in memory of one of their founding partners, the endowment celebrates Brian L. Curtner’s commitment to mentorship and concern about the next generation. This fund is also closely aligned with the success of ULI Toronto. The Greater Toronto region has become … Read More

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UrbanPlan 2017/18

By: Amber Couse         Since the UrbanPlan program was initiated in Toronto last year, members of ULI have been working hard to develop it in order to launch during this fall’s regular school semester. As the program progresses, there continue to be opportunities for like-minded individuals to contribute to the discussion around city growth and development through volunteer training. ULI Toronto has trained over 20 volunteers over the past year that we hope will join the workshops as team facilitators and mentors, which will conclude in final … Read More

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Meet the Chiefs 2018 – Save the Date

It’s almost that time of year! ULI presents Meet the Chiefs on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at Arcadian Court. Save the date in your calendar.

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