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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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Symposium 2018: Toronto Urbanism

Join global urbanists on November 7th at Evergreen Brick Works for a tour-focused symposium on the leading edge of North America’s fastest growing, and the world’s most diverse, city region. Investigate the contemporary tensions of city building and innovative approaches to building a resilient, inclusive and prosperous modern metropolis. Tour details to follow. ULI Toronto Symposium 2018 is offered in conjunction with the Future Cities Canada Summit at Evergreen Brick Works. That means that you can attend the ULI Toronto Symposium on November 7th and the Future Cities Canada Summit November … Read More

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Winning submission announced for first ever Toronto-focused Urban Land Institute Hines Student Competition

By Sean MacKay, Managing Editor, BuzzBuzzHome A graduate student team from Cornell University took home the top prize at the 2018 Urban Land Institute Hines Student Competition for its redevelopment vision for a large swath of land adjacent to the mouth of Toronto’s Don River. The winning team was announced at ULI Toronto’s fourth annual Meet The Chiefs dinner on April 5, which also featured a keynote address from Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff. This year marked the first time in 16 years that a site outside the US was … Read More

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Team from Cornell University Wins 2018 ULI Hines Student Competition with Plan to Redevelop Toronto Site

 Cornell Tops Teams from University of Maryland and Georgia Institute of Technology For more information, contact Trisha Riggs at 202-624-7086; trisha.riggs@uli.org TORONTO (April 9, 2018) – A redevelopment plan for a Toronto site presented by a team from Cornell University has taken top honors in the 2018 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that provides graduate students the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for a large-scale site in an urban area. Members of the Cornell team were awarded a prize of $50,000 … Read More

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