Richard Joy is the Executive Director of ULI Toronto. Since his arrival as the first full-time Executive Director in 2014 the organization has doubled its membership, its staff, and its brand recognition throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
Key initiatives that Richard has implemented include the Curtner Leadership Program, Urban Plan Program, Meet The Chiefs dinner and three regional Symposiums. Prior to joining ULI, Richard served as the Vice President Policy and Government Relations at the Toronto Region Board of Trade as Director of Municipal Affairs and Ontario (Provincial Affairs) at Global Public Affairs, a leading Canadian Government Relations firm.
Richard’s extensive public policy knowledge and experience comes from years of service at Queen’s Park and Toronto City Hall, where he was the Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, responsible for the public policy development for the City of Toronto Act.
Richard received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Carleton University. He currently sits on the Community Hubs Advisory Group for the Government of Ontario and the Advisory Committee for Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Research and Land Development.