Category Archives: Young Leaders Initiative

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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Touring Toronto’s historic CAMH Queen Street campus with ULI Connect

By Christine Chea, Graywood Developments ULI Toronto and twenty of its members had the pleasure of being taken on a tour by The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Senior Information Officer, Nadia Ramadhin, of the hospital’s historic 27-acre Queen Street location, which is currently in the third phase of a bold and innovative redevelopment initiative. David Cunic (Vice President, Redevelopment) of CAMH along with Ronald Mar (Principal, Architecture) and Ena Kenny (Senior Interior Designer) of Stantec presented on the proposed design for the multi-phase master plan at the … Read More

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Real estate and development community rubs shoulders at 8th Annual ULI Toronto Summer Social

By Danny Tseng, Syllable View Photos The ULI Summer Social is one of the most coveted events for Toronto city builders to revel and connect. The annual bash was held at the sprawling outdoor patio of The Addisons Residence, which was designed to evoke the experience of being at an upscale house party. Now in its 8th year running, the July 12th event was sponsored by Allied, BA Group, Baker and Giannone Petricone. The supporting sponsors were Bousfields, Diamond Schmitt, GBCA, SGL, ZToday, and Cadillac Fairview. Harris Sheaffer LLP, Hullmark … Read More

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ULI Toronto welcomes members from across North America for 2018’s Young Leader’s Exchange

By Christine Chea, Graywood Developments This past May, ULI Toronto had the honour of hosting this year’s Young Leader’s Exchange where the ULI Connect Committee (formerly known as the Young Leader Committee) welcomed Young Leaders (ULI members under the age of 35) from across North America to see for themselves what this city has to offer. Over the course of three days, ULI Toronto played host to ULI members from cities such as Philadelphia, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Washington, Tampa, Nashville, and Baltimore. The Exchange kicked off at Stikeman Elliott’s … Read More

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Learning how to create family-friendly environments in Toronto’s vertical communities

  By Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate On April 26, 2018, ULI Toronto brought together a panel of 6 developers, planners, designers, and urban families, to discuss how new City policy guidelines meant to promote liveable communities for families in the city’s downtown will influence how Toronto develops vertically. Moderator Ara Mamourian, a residential real estate broker with Property.ca, started the discussion by sharing his own personal experience of raising a family in a downtown condo, mainly driven by the desire to maximize the time spent with his family. … Read More

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Passionate urbanists from across the industry rub shoulders at the 2017 ULI Toronto Summer Social

By Danny Tseng, Soldatova Tseng Inc. View Photos Here         There’s something special about connecting with like-minded individuals passionate about city building against the backdrop of one of the most stunning views of Toronto’s skyline. Now in its 7th year, the ULI Summer Social took place at Lavelle, currently King West’s most prominent rooftop hospitality venue. The July 13th event was supported by Cushman & Wakefield, Harris Sheaffer (bar sponsors), architectsAlliance, Hullmark, Triangles (cabana sponsors), Diamond Schmitt, GBCA, Rumble (supporting sponsors), and ZToday (partner sponsor). Freed Development … Read More

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Career Event Recap: Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow

By Marcus Bowman, Metrolinx View photos View Attendees Panelist Bios Who knew that speed-dating could be so much fun? On March 15th, attendees at the 2016 ULI Toronto Career Event were treated to candid conversations with a diverse group of panelists as they shuffled between tables, signalled by the dimming of the lights in the room. The event’s unique format served as a remarkable immersion into the industry and an unbeatable way to develop career skills and network with peers. Held at the Toronto Region Board of Trade offices, the … Read More

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Event Recap: Urban Ideas Competition Awards Night

View Photos View Attendees View All Submissions View Media Coverage by Andrea Diamond On November 24th, eager competitors and curious onlookers gathered at Alderlea, a recently refurbished heritage mansion turned event hall in Brampton, to find out the result of ULI Toronto’s Second Annual Urban Ideas Competition. The competition featured 20 entries which vied to provide the most compelling scheme to revitalize Brampton’s City Centre. In charge of selecting the best entries was a jury of five: Matthew Blackett of Spacing, Don Naylor of Don Naylor + Associates Landscape Architects, … Read More

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Event Recap: Summer Social 2015

By Kendra FitzRandolph The ULI Summer Social has become a staple in the social calendars for many young developers and urban enthusiasts. For 5 years now, on the second Thursday in July, over 500 urbanists descend upon the ultra-chic Queen West Club, Cube in their most fashion-forward business wear and engage in wonderful conversations and libations. Old friends have the chance to reconnect while new members get to see a whole other side to ULI Toronto. This year, ULI Toronto’s committees wanted to add a little “je-ne-sais-quoi’ to the event … Read More

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Event Recap: Pan Am Village: The Games & Beyond Panel

View Urbantoronto.ca article View Photos View Video View Rob Spanier Presentation View Meg Davis Presentation View Bruce Kuwabara Presentation View Peter Clewes Presentation View Ken Tanenbaum Presentation   By Danny Tseng For a short period of time in the summer of 2015, Toronto will be in the global spotlight as the host of the Pan Am and Parapan American Games. However, perhaps the most interesting aspect of the event is what follows after the curtain has closed. Toronto, a city going through an incredible growth spurt, is home to the … Read More

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