Category Archives: Young Leaders Initiative

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 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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Event Recap: Summer Social 2014

View Photos On a warm summer evening young professionals lined up along Queen Street West, eagerly awaiting entrance into the much-anticipated 2014 Young Leaders Summer Social hosted by ULI Toronto. The event, now in its fourth year, was social in nature, geared towards a younger demographic, and successful in part due to being a relaxed affair held at the rooftop bar patio atop CUBE Nightclub. With Toronto’s rapidly growing skyline as a dramatic backdrop, young professionals were afforded the opportunity to casually mingle over drinks and conversation. “Many in attendance … Read More

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Urban Ideas Awards Event Video

Thank you to our friends at Building Magazine for recording our Urban Ideas Competition Event.   To view the video please click this link. A reminder to all participants that Display Boards can be picked up at the ULI Office. Please email    

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Urban Ideas Competition: “Reconnecting the Waterfront”

View Photos View Video View Attendees Media Coverage: Toronto Star City Nights: Toronto Star Photos Building Magazine Canadian Architect Canadian Consulting Engineer By Brennan Carroll, BLG LLP and Danny SC Tseng, Quadrangle Architects Ltd It seems like everyone has an opinion about Toronto’s waterfront, particularly the stretch between Bathurst and Parliament Streets. Only one opinion seems to have reached consensus: there is a significant disconnect between Toronto’s vibrant downtown and its enviable waterfront and significant improvement is needed — the sooner the better. However, this seems to be where … Read More

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Event Recap: Revitalization of Toronto’s Waterfront

View Photos View Video View Attendees Speaker Presentations: John Campbell David Gerofsky Avi Tesciuba In Partnership with:    The Revitalization of Toronto’s Waterfront: Unlocking its Development Potential By Adrienne Smith and Anthony Taylor Toronto’s waterfront history has been long and varied. Beginning in the 1960s the out-migration of industry marked a pivotal point as the focus on port-related and other industrial uses became obsolete. Over time it became apparent that a long-term plan for the underused waterfront lands was is order. Today, Waterfront Toronto is leading a massive 25-year, 800-hectare … Read More

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Event Recap: Summer Social 2013

After only three years, a new tradition has been started in the Real Estate Industry – The ULI, GEMs & CoreNet Summer Social! Once again CUBE Nightclub was the place to be on a beautiful July evening for this free networking event. Over 500 young Real Estate professionals (and a few not so young ones) packed the rooftop patio, sampled the complimentary Smirnoff Vodka cocktail and got a free manicure. At times the line up outside stretched to more than 30 people – with curious Queen West shoppers wondering just … Read More

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