ULI Toronto: How to Put Affordable in the Missing Middle?

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2023-02-06 - 2023-02-09

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    4 Part Lunch Time Webinar Series:
    How to Put Affordable in the Missing Middle

    The Ontario government is changing exclusionary zoning, and many municipalities, including Toronto, are rolling out programs specific to adding units to single-family properties such as multiplexes and backyard or laneway suites. But will these programs lead to significant housing supply? Will any of these homes be affordable?
     
    February 6 to 9, 2023, join University of Toronto’s School of Cities, City Building TMU and ULI Toronto for a four-part webinar “how-to” with industry experts that will trailblaze a renovation revolution across our neighbourhoods and ensure Missing Middle housing gains are also affordable and equitable, starting at the smallest scale – single-family properties – the “Missing Little.”
     
    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6: 12:00 PM TO 1:45 PM
    THE “MISSING LITTLE” — A RENOVATION REVOLUTION! PLUS INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES
    Creating the blueprint for simple, replicable designs that are cost effective and easy to deploy.
     
    Introducing the “Missing Little” – the opportunity to cost-effectively renovate the smaller-scale segment of the Missing Middle spectrum. How can we design and deliver units quickly and affordably to live in? Can we reduce construction costs by using less construction and simplified replicable plans? How do the numbers pencil out? 
     
    Opening Introduction:
    Cherise Burda
    , Executive Director, City Building at Toronto Metropolitan University
    Karen Chapple, Director, School of Cities, University of Toronto

    Moderator and Pre-panel presenter:
    Michael Piper
    , Assistant Professor, John H. Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto

    Panelists:
    Janna Levitt, Founding Partner, LGA Architectural Partners
    Jacob Sofer, Co-founder and CEO, Metrosuite 
    Kfir Gluzberg, Architect, Kilogram Studio
    Rohan Walters, Principal Designer, Spaces by Rohan Inc.
     
    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    PART TWO: BUSTING THROUGH THE BARRIERS TO THE "MISSING LITTLE"
    The blueprint for the Missing Little is here– now let’s make way for the renovation revolution!
     
    In this session, we examine what needs to change, from bylaws to building code, to adopt replicable, simplified, cost-effective designs for “Missing Little” housing supply. What can we learn from leaders in other cities? How can a municipal one-stop shop make the whole process easy and cost effective, from financing to construction?
     
    Moderator:
    Karen Chapple, Director, School of Cities, University of Toronto

    Panelists:
    Bindu Shah, Strategic Lead, Planning, Town of Caledon 
    Denise Pinkston, Partner, TMG Partners, and Founder, The Casita Coalition 
    Eli Spevak, Owner, Orange Splot LLC 
    Leith Moore, Co-Founder, R-Hauz Solutions
     
    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    PART THREE: UPTAKE VERSUS AFFORDABILITY: WHAT'S IN IT FOR THE HOMEOWNER?
    Finding the “middle” between homeowner profits and affordable units.
     
    Why would any homeowner want to go through a disruptive renovation and not charge as much market rent/sale price as possible? Can we create new innovations in financing and incentives to strike a balance between homeowner revenue and affordable units? And what is the potential role of the National Housing Strategy?
     
    Moderator:
    Cherise Burda, Executive Director, City Building at Toronto Metropolitan University

    Panelists:
    Gracen Johnson, Senior Specialist, Innovation and Research, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation  
    Kira Gerwing, Chief Real Estate Investment Officer, Sacha Investments Ltd.
    Marcel Greaux, Founder, Ownablii 
    Stewart Dutfield, Senior Project Manager, Environment and Climate Division, City of Toronto

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    PART 4: THIS RENOVATION REVOLUTION INCLUDES EQUITY
    Ensuring up zoned neighbourhoods don’t become more exclusive.
     
    How do we up-zone and gently increase the density of our neighbourhoods while promoting more inclusivity? How can Missing Middle policies and regulatory changes by municipalities and civic leaders facilitate equity and inclusion? Are there best practices and successful case studies that we can learn from?
     
    Moderator:
    Cheryll Case
    , Founder and Director, CP Planning

    Panelists:
    Chazandra Kern,
    Founder, Office of Office
    Paul Lewkowicz, Principal Planner, Housing Policy, Region of Peel
    Sherry Taylor, Interim Executive Director, Durham Community Land Trustees

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