ULI Toronto: Affordable Housing in the GTA: Right Track? Wrong Track?

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2022-11-21 - 2022-11-25

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    NATIONAL HOUSING WEEK

    Five-Part Lunch Time Webinar Series

    Monday, November 21 – Friday, November 25, 2022 at 12:00PM -1:00PM 
    ULI MEMBER RATE: $90 for the series of 5
    ULI NON MEMBER RATE: $130 for the series of 5
     
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    No issue has dominated the political and industry agenda more in recent years than housing costs and affordability, now ranked the top social/political issue among respondents to this year’s PwC/ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate survey. From market affordable to deeply subsidized housing, the challenge to arrest spiraling home ownership costs and rent increases appears out of control.
    With quality of life and the region’s prosperity at stake, join ULI Toronto for a special five-part webinar series during National Housing Week that explores what most describe as a housing affordability crisis in the GTA: what is fuelling it, the impact of current efforts, and new ideas to truly and sustainably solve for it.
     
    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    HOUSING AFFORDABILITY CRISIS IN THE GTA: HOW DEEP IS IT?
    That the Toronto region faces a severe and worsening crisis of housing affordability is not new, but this rapidly worsening crisis is taking on new urgency. Dominating two elections in 2022 and reaching the top of the federal agenda, ULI Toronto takes stock of the economics and politics of this crisis. On the eve of the anniversary of National Housing Day, are we on the right track or wrong track in delivering affordable housing, including market affordability and subsidized housing?
     
    Moderator: Leslie Woo, CEO, CivicAction
    Isabel Cascante, Director, Research, Public Policy and Evaluation, United Way Greater Toronto
    Derek Goring, Executive Vice President, Development, Northcrest Developments 
    Professor Nemoy Lewis, Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Toronto Metropolitan University 
    Heela Omarkhail, VP Social Impact, The Daniels Corporation 
    Craig Ruttan, Senior Director, Policy, Toronto Region Board of Trade
     
    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    SUPPLY, SUPPLY, SUPPLY: WILL TRICKLE DOWN DELIVER AFFORDABILITY?
    The federal and provincial housing affordability strategies assume that by enabling massive new housing supply, we can achieve affordability in a competitive marketplace, albeit more for future home purchasers and tenants than those struggling now. Is it even possible to achieve the level of supply envisioned (1.5-2+ million new homes in the next decade), and if so, can a surge of supply deliver the housing affordability that our region needs?
     
    Moderator: Jesse Helmer, Senior Research Associate, Smart Prosperity Institute
    Professor Karen Chapple, Director, University of Toronto, School of Cities
    Robyn Brown, Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Planning, Arcadis IBI Group 
    Andrew Garrett, Senior Principal, Real Estate Portfolio, IMCO and Ontario Housing Affordability Task Force Member - Appointed by Ontario's Ministry of Municipal Affair and Housing 
    Robert Kavcic, Director and Senior Economist, BMO Capital Markets
     
    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    DEMAND SIDE: EXAMINING THE UNDERDISCUSSED SIDE OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND
    Markets are defined by supply and demand, and yet the demand side of the housing affordability crisis in the GTA gets much less airtime. Myriad demand pressures and incentives are at play in our housing market. What are these pressures, and how is public policy at each level of government contributing to the region's affordability challenges or solutions in both the ownership and rental markets?
     
    Moderator: Cherise Burda, Executive Director, City Building Research and Innovation, Toronto Metropolitan University
    Shaun Hildebrand, President, Urbanation Inc.
    Tobias Oriwol, Vice President, Investments, Tricon Residential Inc.
    John Pasalis, President and Broker, Realosophy Realty Inc.  
    Steve Pomeroy, Industry Professor, and Executive Advisor, McMaster University, Canadian Housing Evidence Collaborative (CHEC) and Senior Research Fellow, Carleton University
     
    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    REALITY CHECK: HITS AND MISSES OF GOVERNMENT-SUPPORTED AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING
    We've had a decade of public policy and programs - from the National Housing Strategy to Inclusionary Zoning and Housing Now - aimed at delivering affordable rental housing units. How are we doing? How many units are delivered, under construction or in the pipeline in the region? How many are lost or ‘on pause’? What are the implications of Bill 23 (More Homes, Built Faster Act) on affordable rental?
     
    Moderator: Mark Richardson, CTO, Rich Analytics Technical Lead, HousingNowTO.com
    Andrew Joyner, Managing Director, Tricon Residential Inc.
    Joe Svec, Vice President, Development & Planning, Choice Properties
    Ray Sullivan, Executive Director, Canadian Housing and Renewal Association
    Chiyi Tam, Executive Director, Kensington Market Community Land Trust 
     
    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    RIGHT TO ADEQUATE HOUSING IN CANADA: FAILING THE UNDER-HOUSED AND HOMELESS
    The National Housing Strategy introduced on November 22, 2017 promised legislation to implement the government’s commitment to the progressive realization of the “right to housing” as guaranteed in international human rights law. What does this right mean and what is the collective duty across the public and private sectors in Canada to achieve this international standard? More immediately, as winter approaches, how are we meeting our moral obligation to address our worst ever homelessness crisis in the region?
     
    Moderator: Adrienne Pacini, Partner, SHS Consulting
    Michael Brooks, CEO, REALPAC 
    Cheryll Case, Founder and Executive Director, CP Planning and Early Canadian Urban Leader, University of Toronto – School of Cities
    Emily Paradis, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Federal Housing Advocate
    Mwarigha M.S, Vice President, WoodGreen Community Services