Monthly Archives: August 2018

Real estate and development community rubs shoulders at 8th Annual ULI Toronto Summer Social

By Danny Tseng, Syllable View Photos The ULI Summer Social is one of the most coveted events for Toronto city builders to revel and connect. The annual bash was held at the sprawling outdoor patio of The Addisons Residence, which was designed to evoke the experience of being at an upscale house party. Now in its 8th year running, the July 12th event was sponsored by Allied, BA Group, Baker and Giannone Petricone. The supporting sponsors were Bousfields, Diamond Schmitt, GBCA, SGL, ZToday, and Cadillac Fairview. Harris Sheaffer LLP, Hullmark … Read More

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Statement from ULI Toronto re: Jennifer Keesmaat’s Mayoral Candidacy

ULI Toronto will appoint a new Chair in the coming weeks to replace Jennifer Keesmaat, who stepped down last month when she became a mayoral candidate in the upcoming City of Toronto municipal election. ULI Toronto thanks Ms. Keesmaat for her contributions to the strategic direction of our dynamic and fast growing District Council. Current Vice Chairs, Hillary Marshall Vice President, Stakeholder Relations & Communications GTAA, and Michelle Ackerman Consultant, Infrastructure Development, Kilmer Group, will act as Co-Chairs of ULI Toronto until a new Chair is confirmed. ULI Toronto is … Read More

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Toronto Chief City Planner Gregg Lintern shares his top city building values with an members-only ULI Toronto crowd

By Danny SC Tseng, Syllable Inc. “I focus a lot on values, which has really manifested itself in the work we do, the way we built Toronto over many decades, and how we think we need to build the city going forward,” said Gregg Lintern to ULI members attending an intimate Members-Only Lunch held at Cassels Brock LLP’s downtown office on June 18. Lintern, whose career in city planning began in Etobicoke in 1984, took over the city’s top planning role following the departure of Jennifer Keesmaat in September 2017. … Read More

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New ULI Report Explores Growing Interest in Building for Health

TORONTO (August 14, 2018) — The Urban Land Institute (ULI) explores the growing popularity of building for health and wellness and the value derived from it in a new report, The Business Case for Healthy Buildings: Insights from Early Adopters. The report documents how real estate leaders worldwide are increasingly looking to create homes and workspaces that support healthy lifestyles. “From Los Angeles to London and beyond, developers, investors, building owners and managers, and leasing firms for office, mixed-use, and residential projects are looking to learn from the early adopters … Read More

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Summer 2018 Update from Executive Director Richard Joy

It’s hard to comprehend that Derek Goring’s two-year term as Chair of ULI Toronto, and Emma West’s term as Vice Chair has come to end – what an amazing whirlwind tenure they have had. Allow me to inventory some of the hi-lights… Our programming has tripled from 25 to 75, and doubled total registrations to over 7500. Stand outs from those 75 events include hosting our second major Symposium in Spring 2017 in conjunction with our sold out Meet the Chiefs gala and public event for a total of nearly … Read More

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ULI Toronto’s Urban Leadership Program participants engage community members in a dialogue about city development

By Becky Loi, University of Waterloo, School of Planning Master’s Candidate On May 30th 2018, ULI Toronto hosted a Community Presentation for the class of 2018 of its Urban Leadership Program (ULP). 135 people from the community and local councilors attended  the culmination of an eight-month long program where 29 mid-career city-building professionals came together to share their vision for two sites on Toronto’s East End: Main-Danforth transit node and the eight-hectare Shoppers World site. Now in its second year, the ULP was developed by a multi-disciplinary expert team led by … Read More

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Member Profile: Brennan Carroll, Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

By Nelson Mah, Meridian Credit Union Brennan Carroll is a partner in the Toronto office of the law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), where he’s spent his entire career practicing Commercial Real Estate Law. He is a part of the commercial leasing, health sector services and public private infrastructure groups and has over 18 years of experience in providing advice for all types of commercial real estate transactions, including leasing, purchasing, sales and financing. Brennan grew up near Chatham, ON, and became focused on a career as a lawyer … Read More

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