Monthly Archives: November 2018

ULI Toronto Symposium 2018: Reinventing high-rise across key master-planned and intensifying Toronto neighbourhoods

By Nelson Mah, Meridian Credit Union The following is a recap of one of the 11 city tours that made up ULI Toronto’s Symposium2018. On November 7th, hundreds of urban professionals from the region and beyond came together to explore the leading edges of North America’s fastest growing metropolis, exposing the contemporary tensions and innovative approaches to building a global city region. Parkway Forest Tour Parkway Forest is a master-planned community by a single developer, ELAD Canada. Development began 10 years and the site mainly consists of high-rise and mid-rise … Read More

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ULI Toronto Symposium 2018: Putting the public back into public spaces

By: Alissa Randall, Infomart The following is a recap of one of  the 11 city tours that made up ULI Toronto’s Symposium 2018. On November 7th, hundreds of urban professionals from the region and beyond came together to explore the leading edges of North America’s fastest growing metropolis, exposing the contemporary tensions and innovative approaches to building a global city region. During ULI Toronto’s 2018 Symposium, the “Putting the Public back into Public Spaces” tour explored how Toronto is getting creative in reinventing its public spaces, attracting worldwide attention and … Read More

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These are the emerging trends in Canadian real estate to watch for in 2019

Danny SC Tseng, Syllable Inc. See photos of the event here. Presentation: Andrew Warren Report: Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019  Video: Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019 See who attended here.   For 40 years, the Emerging Trends in Real Estate publication has offered a comprehensive forecast on the US and Canadian real estate markets. Sponsored jointly by PwC and the Urban Land Institute, the report is renowned as the industry’s most predictive forecast based on insights from over 2,400 personal interviews and survey responses across North America. On October 19, 2018, ULI … Read More

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ULI Toronto Symposium 2018: Reinventing public-private partnerships in a fast-growing and dynamic metropolis

By Jin Han, Tolobi The following is a recap of one of the 11 city tours that made up ULI Toronto’s Symposium 2018. On November 7th, hundreds of urban professionals from the region and beyond came together to explore the leading edges of North America’s fastest growing metropolis, exposing the contemporary tensions and innovative approaches to building a global city region. “Private Business and Public Interest” was one of ULI Toronto’s eleven tours that made up its “Conference on Wheels,” which explored the development frontiers of this dynamic city. Public-private … Read More

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ULI Toronto Symposium 2018: Key lessons for Toronto’s data driven, smart city future

By Candace Safonovs, Ryerson University, Urban Development Masters Student The following is a recap of one of the 11 city tours that made up ULI Toronto’s Symposium 2018. On November 7th, hundreds of urban professionals from the region and beyond came together to explore the leading edges of North America’s fastest growing metropolis, exposing the contemporary tensions and innovative approaches to building a global city region. The need to balance how we build cities, use data and share in its value creation and benefits lies at the intersection of digital … Read More

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2019 ULI Hines Student Competition

In its 17th year, the ULI Hines Student Competition—the annual urban design and development competition sponsored by legendary developer Gerald D. Hines—offers students in real estate, business, architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning the opportunity to form multidisciplinary teams to solve a design and finance problem. In addition to valuable feedback from senior ULI members, the winning team receives $50,000 and the finalist teams receive $10,000 each. Students on the four finalist teams receive an all-expense-paid trip to the competition city for their final presentation and selection of the winner. … Read More

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ULI Toronto Symposium 2018: How diversity is shaping Toronto’s built environment

By Kate Salmon, The Roundtable Inc. The following is a recap of one of the 11 city tours that made up ULI Toronto’s Symposium 2018. On November 7th, hundreds of urban professionals from the region and beyond came together to explore the leading edges of North America’s fastest growing metropolis, exposing the contemporary tensions and innovative approaches to building a global city region. Toronto is shaped by and for the people who live here. At the ULI Toronto Symposium on November 7th, the DiverseCity tour travelled to four key landing … Read More

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Two ULI Toronto Young Leaders on their experiences and key takeaways from the 2018 Fall Meeting in Boston

By Christine Chea, Graywood Developments and Alex Candy, Allied Properties REIT On October 8th, 6,000 industry leaders from around the world gathered to meet in Boston to discuss the future of the real estate and responsible land-use industries at the ULI Fall Meeting. Over four days, developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, decision makers and public officials gathered to exchange ideas, expand networks, and explore a vibrant city. Among those in attendance were two Young Leaders from Toronto, Christine Chea (Graywood Developments) and Alexander Candy (Allied Properties REIT). They … Read More

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All-star C-Suite women share their executive suite stories on this WLI panel

By Ashley Paton, Jrop On November 12th, ULI Toronto and the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) hosted “Stories from the Executive Suite,” which featured a panel of esteemed C-Suite executive women. The panel, moderated by Vanessa Judelman (Mosaic People Development), was comprised of: Allison Wolfe (CFO, Oxford Properties Group); Audrey Jacob (Deputy Regional Director, IBI Group); Michelle Banik (Chief People Officer, OMERS); Beth Wilson (Canada CEO, Dentons); and Catherine Karakatsanis (COO, Morrison Hershfield). The topics discussed ranged from neurological differences in gender and implementing changes within a company to accommodate for … Read More

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When I Grow Up, I Can Be A City Builder?

How schooling can contribute to the city building profession. By Kendra FitzRandolph, Allied Properties REIT We live in our cities and experience the complexities of them each and every day. We know what it takes to make a strong and resilient city. We are a dynamic group of professional, wear many different hats and work in many different jobs, but we are all city builders. Being a city builder, however, is not a likely choice for students when they start to think about what they want to be when they grow … Read More

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