Monthly Archives: June 2018

ULI Toronto announces new executive leadership for 2018 – 2020

Jennifer Keesmaat, Michelle Ackerman and Hillary Marshall to drive ULI Toronto’s biggest mission – community impact TORONTO (June 28, 2018) – With a fast-growing membership in a fiercely competitive global city, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto is excited to welcome three notable and influential industry professionals as the new leadership of its Management Committee. Former Chief Planner for the City of Toronto, and Chief Executive Officer at the Creative Housing Society Jennifer Keesmaat will join the Management Committee of ULI Toronto as the new Chair. Michelle Ackerman, Infrastructure Development … Read More

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Planning for Women in the Industry Starts Early

By Becky Loi, University of Waterloo, School of Planning Master’s Candidate What would you do if you had to redevelop a 5 ½ block site in the city? That was the question facing groups of high school students under ULI Toronto’s inaugural UrbanPlan program. An exciting program that spans ULI across North America and the UK, UrbanPlan is a practical, engaging exercise in which participants simulate a development project. In Toronto, the focus is on students in nine local high school classrooms participating for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 … Read More

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Extreme weather and transportation: Adapting to reality

How Metrolinx is planning to overcome the worst Mother Nature has to offer It was five years ago when torrential rain began to pour down, just as commuters in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) were heading home. It turned out to be more than just a storm passing through, but an extreme weather event with consequences. The Richmond Hill GO train that runs alongside the flood prone Don River left Union Station to head north. Shortly after it became clear that the corridor was impassible, water began quickly entering … Read More

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Member Profile: Andrew Garrett, Director, Real Estate Development at Cadillac Fairview

  By Brad Stewart, Project Manager, Quest Windows Andrew Garrett is the Director of Cadillac Fairview’s (CF) real estate development group,  overseeing a team of analysts responsible for assessing development and redevelopment opportunities within CF’s portfolio. In his spare time Andrew is known for helping early career professionals trying to break into commercial real estate and has been an important force in helping ULI Toronto develop its leadership program for mid-career professionals, now midway through its second class. He is also the founder of the WeBuild organization, which he started … Read More

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Join our team – ULI Toronto is Hiring

ULI Toronto -Events Assistant POSITION TITLE:                          Events Assistant DEPARTMENT:                             District Councils LOCATION:                                     Toronto REPORTS TO:                                 Director           POSITION STATUS:                    FULL TIME ULI (URBAN LAND INSTITUTE) ULI – the Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. With over 1600 members, ULI Toronto is the first Canadian District Council that provides an avenue for active dialogue … Read More

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