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ULI Toronto Symposium 2018: Reimagining the Galleria Mall and Toronto’s laneways

By Kendra FitzRandolph, Allied 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. ULI Toronto has been at the forefront of finding new ways to explore and investigate North America’s fastest growing metropolis. Fueled on the great success past years, the 2018 … Read More

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ULI Toronto Symposium 2018: Exploring the rapidly emerging world of proptech at Toronto’s innovation hubs

By Danny Tseng, SYLLABLE 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. A key emerging trends in real estate, proptech is defined as all innovation at the intersection of real property and technology. It describes the changes in how we invest, … Read More

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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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ULI Toronto Symposium 2018: Big Changes on Eglinton – A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New Crosslinx Stations

By: Alyssa Cerbu, IBI Group 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. On November 7th, as part of the Urban Land Institute’s Symposium 2018, a group of urban enthusiasts joined the design team behind the new Crosslinx stations for an … Read More

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ULI Symposium 2018: The New Wealth is Health – Realigning our Cities

By: Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate 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. A single-family home with a double-car garage was often viewed as the definition of how wealth was measured in a growing urban community like Toronto. However, … Read More

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Inside Eglinton Crosstown Tour Presented by DIAC

Design is a relatively small part of the budget for Public-Private Partnership (P3) projects, but when design is used strategically the impact can be catalytic. The Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC) took up ULI Toronto’s invitation to organize a design tour and talk on the Eglinton Crosstown, as part of the Toronto Urbanism Symposium on November 7th 2018. We wanted to explore aspects of the design process in Canada’s largest transit project; we wanted to understand the steps taken towards Design Excellence; and we also wanted to talk about the … Read More

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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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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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