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ULI Symposium 2018: City Building Disruption – Pushing the rules of engagement for innovative development

By Becky Loi, University of Waterloo 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. Blockchain, machine learning, big data analytics — to most Torontonians, these are not words typically associated with the real estate or property sector. However, in recent years, … Read More

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Congratulations to the Curtner Leadership Program Class of 2019 Participants

We would like to thank all applicants for this year’s Curtner Leadership Program and congratulate those who will be a part of the Class of 2019.       Curtner Leadership Program Class of 2019 Participants: Alecsandra Parvu, IBI Group Amanda Mock, WSP Antonio (Tony) De Franco, Urban Strategies Banah Mustafa, Sweeny & Co. Architects Betty Vuong, HATCH Brian Teefy, Strategy Corp Carolyn Freeman, Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. Architects Cynthia Shahani, Dream Daniele Vezzoli, Zeidler Daran Somas, City of Toronto (Real Estate Services) Devan Sommerville, Counsel Public Affairs Harim Labuschagne, … Read More

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How high-quality work environments and employee wellness impact the “War on Talent”

By Danny Tseng, SYLLABLE In any business, high-caliber staff are the biggest assets a company can have. As a result, a “War for Talent” is ongoing as organizations compete to attract the best talent out there. Companies are offering competitive packages and perks while landlords are raising the bar for high quality buildings. On top of that, research shows that happier employees lead to higher productivity and overall benefits to a company’s bottom line. In a ULI Toronto panel lead by Ruth Fischer, Managing Director of National Occupier Services at … Read More

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Affordability Tops Concerns as Real Estate Sector Focuses on Supply

  Flex-space, PropTech and seniors housing on upward swing The proportion of household income to service the costs of a single-family home grew to 53.5% in the first quarter of 2018 as affordability concerns continue to rise. PropTech revs up with significant investment in funds dealing with the convergence of real estate and technology. Senior lifestyle housing is among the top development prospect for the next year as well as flex work and coworking spaces among the top new trends in commercial office space. (Toronto, October 10, 2018)–The real estate … Read More

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Toronto Urbanism: A Conference on Wheels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto’s 2018 Symposium will take the industry out of the convention centre and across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) October 1, 2018 (Toronto) – How is the GTA’s diversity shaping the built environment? What challenges and opportunities lie ahead for high-rise living in Toronto? Is it possible to reconcile the interests of development and heritage preservation? Will technology and access to data really improve our urban fabric? On November 7th, city builders from across the private and public sectors in the GTA … Read More

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Weston TAP Report 2.0

The ULI Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) is a high-profile industry program that brings together the finest expertise in the real estate, planning and development fields to collaborate on complex land use and redevelopment projects. Weston TAP 2.0 was organized by ULI Toronto with the aim of exploring the evolution and potential of the Weston neighbourhood and developing a vision for its retail environment. The panel was to follow-up and build on the findings of from the original 2011 Weston TAP. Weston TAP 2.0 included a group of 9 planning, design, … Read More

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#TorontoUrbanism

We want to hear from you! Answer the question: What does Toronto Urbanism mean to you? on social media for your chance to win a free registration to our 2018 Symposium! Toronto has a legacy of bold urbanism – the purposeful pursuit of city building designed to tackle challenges of building an economically competitive, liveable, environmentally sustainable and socially just urban society.  ULI Toronto will put a spotlight on Toronto urbanism – both celebrating our city region and challenging city builders to more effectively confront our urban challenges. Our symposium will … 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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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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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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