ULI Toronto: Planning and Development in Doug Ford’s Ontario:  New policies, emerging challenges


2021-06-18T12:00:00 - 2021-06-18T13:30:00

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    With just one year until the next provincial election, the Doug Ford government has put its stamp on key files of the real estate and development landscape. How are they doing?
    Join ULI Toronto for a multi-panel program exploring signature themes of the Ontario PC tenure, including: Transit-Oriented Communities, Attainable Housing, Community Benefits, and Development Approvals.
    John Matheson, Principal, StrategyCorp
    Panel 1: Transit-Oriented Communities
    Ontario is seeking to be a leader in developing Transit Oriented Communities (TOC). Has the government been successful thus far in delivering, promoting and connecting communities with much-needed, faster and more reliable transit infrastructure?
    Aidan Grove-White, Manager, Municipal Affairs, StrategyCorp
    Rowan Mills, VP Infrastructure Advisory, Colliers Project Leaders
    Yvonne Yeung, Manager, Urban Design, City of Brampton
    Panel 2: Attainable Housing
    It’s very clear that we need more housing, and we need it now. Has the government been effective thus far in delivering on its promise to increase housing supply and provide attainable housing options? Which of its many housing-related initiatives has had the most or least impact?
    Jeanhy Shim, President and Founder, Housing Lab Toronto
    Joe Vaccaro, CEO, Ontario Home Builders' Association
    Panel 3: Community Benefits
    The adoption of Community Benefit Charges (CBCs) is well underway. Will the implementation of CBCs live up to their intented purpose of ensuring municipalities have the tools and resources to build “complete communities”, or will they fall short? Join our panelists as they discuss their opinion on, and expected impacts of changes to municipalities and development across our region.
    Pino Di Mascio, Head of Impact Strategy and Delivery, Dream
    Heela Omarkhail, Vice President, Social Impact, The Daniels Corporation
    Rosemarie Powell, Executive Director, Toronto Community Benefits Network
    Panel 4: Development Approvals
    Between changes to the LPAT and the recently increased use of MZOs (in addition to various other procedural amendments), some would argue that the government has clearly succeeded in “cutting the red tape” to streamline land use planning decisions. Or has the system of responsible planning been compromised? Join our panel of experts as they provide analysis of the development approval process.
    Andrew Ip, Principal, Masongsong Associates Engineering
    Signe Leisk, Partner, Cassels
    Meaghan McDermid, Partner, Davies Howe LLP
    Continuous Professional Learning (CPL)
    This program contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of Substantive Content.