ULI Toronto: Transit-Oriented Communities: Uptown Hurontario-Steeles Virtual Walkshop


Friday, October 2nd, 2020
9:00am - 1:00pm EDT


This event is by invitation only.
Unlocking Transit-Oriented Communities (TOC): How to Capture the Value of a “26-hour City”?
 The Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) is the fastest growing Global City Region in North America, with two thirds of the growth anticipated outside of the Toronto core, connected by rapid transit investments and lands owned by the province. TOC is the leading direction to expand healthy, convenient, high-quality live-work-play along subways networks, Light Rail Transit (LRT) and across existing GO networks. The effective and efficient delivery of such TOC requires a new way of problem-solving that aligns stakeholders to a shared perspective that enables concurrent decision making and effective cross-sector collaborations to unlock the value of untapped land, social and workforce assets. 
On the morning of Friday, October 2, 2020, a virtual “walkshop” will explore what it takes to make this happen. The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto, in collaboration with the City of Brampton, City of Helsinki, Greenberg Consultants and University of Toronto School of Cities will bring this subject to life through exploring the invisible hands that shape the 100,000 people and jobs expected at Uptown Brampton Hurontario-Steeles. With the LRT coming in 2024, this area is experiencing substantial transformation into high-density, mixed-use, family-oriented, healthy and walkable transit-oriented community, taking shape through the combined interests of Provincial, Regional, Municipal, Private Sector and Community interests.
Recommendations from the walkshop will be presented at a virtual townhall webinar on the evening of Thursday, October 8, 2020.
Yvonne Yeung
, Manager of Urban Design, City of Brampton
Ken Greenberg, Principal, Greenberg Consultants
Matti Siemiatycki, Interim Director, University of Toronto School of Cities
Jani Moliis, Head of International Affairs, City of Helsinki
Tuomas Hakala, Head of Detail Design, City of Helsinki
Anni Sinnemäki, Deputy Mayor of Urban Environment, City of Helsinki 
Andre Brumfield, Cities & Urban Design Leader, Design Director, Principal, Gensler
Daniel Haufschild, Principal, Arup
Kate Collignon, Partner, HR&A 
Opening and Closing Remarks
Mayor Patrick Brown (pre-recorded greeting)
Regional Councillor Paul Vicente, Vice-chair, Economic Development Comm.
Bob Bjerke, Director of Policy Planning, City of Brampton
Regional Councillor Martin Medeiros, Wards 3 & 4; Chair, Planning & Development Comm.
Richard Forward, Commissioner of Planning, Building and Economic Development
9:00am-10:00am: Healthy City Region Panel
10:00am-11:00am: Emerging Trends and Industry Foresights
11:00am-12:00pm: TOC in Helsinki, The Most Functional City in the World
12:00pm-1:00pm: Deliver TOC by 2024
As ULI Toronto moves forward with a calendar of virtually-programmed events this year we will be charging a modest fee to our members and guests to offset the costs of the operations of our events as we continue to provide you with convenient, quality programming driven by curiosity and the desire to create and sustain thriving communities. 

Event Sponsors

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City of Brampton Planning, Building and Economic Development
School of Cities University of Toronto

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