ULI Toronto: Squeezed out? Squeezed in? A community fishbowl conversation about Social Purpose Real Estate


Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
6:00pm - 8:30pm EST


MOCA Toronto 158 Sterling Rd. Toronto, ON M6R 2B7 CANADA


Standard Pricing Until January 10 Members Non-Members
Private CA$50.00 CA$65.00
Public/Academic/Nonprofit CA$20.00 CA$20.00
Retired CA$50.00 N/A
Student CA$50.00 CA$65.00
Under Age 35 CA$50.00 CA$65.00
This event has sold out. To join the waitlist, please email toronto@uli.org.
This event has sold out. For onsite registration information, please email toronto@uli.org
 Join us at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Toronto) as ULI Toronto and Akin lead a group ‘fishbowl’ discussion on social purpose real estate with a unique and eclectic group of city builders and cultural leaders.
  • Why is the need for social purpose real estate emerging in the fabric of our growing city and what are the barriers on both sides of the fence?
  • How can developers create unique partnerships and collaborations with non profits and other community-focused groups to address space needs and provide a social good?
  • How can a booming real estate market in a fast growing city be leveraged to foster a climate where innovative and necessary but less profitable enterprises and causes can thrive and support communities?
  • What are some of the successes we can look to in Toronto, and abroad, as we have a frank and open discussion around the impact and future of social purpose real estate in the fabric of our city?
Jane Farrow, Principal, Dept of Words & Deeds
Jessa Agilo, Founder, President & CEO, ArtsPond
Laura Alderson, Co-ordinator, Mount Dennis BIA
Georgia Cowan, Community & Facilities Manager, MOCA Toronto
Diane Dyson, Director, Research & Public Policy, Central Neighbourhood House (The Neighbourhood Group)
Robert Fiorino, Architect, Vice President - Market Strategy, Lemay
Andrew Garrett, Executive Director, Real Estate Portfolio, IMCO
Ken Greenberg, Urban Designer
Lori Martin, Senior Cultural Affairs Officer, City of Toronto
Sherif Masood, VP Asset Management (Retail), Oxford Properties Group 
Abigail Moriah, Senior Development Manager, New Commons Development 
Oliver Pauk,  Co-Director, Akin
Pru Robey, Consultant
Liza Stiff, Director, Research & Programs, TAS DesignBuild 
Laura Trujillo, Vice President, Property Management, Allied REIT
Peter Venetas, Real Estate Consultant
Michael Vickers,  Co-Director, Akin
Jordana Wright, Managing Director, Activate Space
More panelists to be announced. Limited to 60 participants.
What is a fishbowl conversation? Part panel talk and part group brainstorm, a fishbowl conversation is intended to help facilitate large group discussions- allowing the entire audience to participate in the conservation or simply listen. A small group of participants have been selected to fill the fishbowl, along with empty chairs available for others to join in as desired.

Accessibility: MOCA Toronto aims to be a barrier-free and accessible museum for all. This discussion will be hosted on the first floor of the building where there is an all gender washroom with automated entrances and accessible stalls with grab bars. Two wheelchairs are available for use, and service animals are welcome. Should you have any other needs or accommodation requests, including ASL interpretation,  please let us know at michael@akincollective.com to make arrangements.

Event Sponsors

Supporting Sponsor

In Kind Sponsor

Henderson Brewing Company

Lead Event Sponsor

Zeidler Architecture Inc
Castlepoint Studio Partners Limited

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please keep in touch .