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FY17 Annual Report Released

The release of our FY17 Annual Report lands well into FY18 – so it serves as both a review of the fiscal year past and an interim report of the exciting year we have begun. Last April we hosted our second major symposium, which deepened our investigation into the areas of placemaking, mobility and technology. Established in 2015, these themes have proven to be durable programming lenses but much more work needs to be applied – both to their points of intersection and the balancing of these urban forces – … Read More

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2018 WLI Championship Team Nominations Now Open!

        The Toronto chapter of WLI was created in 2014 with a mandate to advance women in real estate and the Championship Team was born with the first 80 members. The WLI Championship Team profiles women real estate experts and leaders and recognizes the talent that exists in our city region.  Each year a subset of the most influential women in the Toronto real estate community and land use sector will be chosen as Champions and formally inducted at the annual WLI reception. In 2017, 15 women were selected … Read More

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Toronto Selected as Host for 2018 ULI Hines Student Competition

We are pleased to announce that Toronto has been selected as the host for the 2018 ULI Hines Student Competition! 2018 General Competition Brief: Toronto (PDF)     Since 2002, the ULI Hines Student Competition has challenged students to collaborate across disciplines and imagine a better built environment. Groups of five students form teams to devise a development program for a real site in a North American city, providing designs, market-based financial data, and related narratives. This year’s Toronto is the host city, with a challenge to develop a comprehensive … Read More

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#CityResolve 2018: What Makes Toronto

        #CityResolve is an initiative conceived by the Toronto Urban Land Institute, a non-profit focused on fostering discussions around responsible land use and city building, along with creating and sustaining thriving communities. #CityResolve brings Torontonians together with the common goal of making our (your) City a better place. This year, we want to focus on home.  “What Makes Toronto,” well.. Toronto? Is it the people? The places? The groups, the music, the ideas? We want to hear from you! The campaign will run between January 8 and … Read More

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Affordability hack-a-thon

By: Richard Joy There is no coincidence that as the fastest growing urban region on the continent, the Toronto region is tracking to become the least affordable metropolitan area on the continent. It’s a worrying fact that every highly successful urban economy in the world has left its poorest residents on the losing side of this prosperity, not to mention its middle class. Must this be the Toronto region’s destiny? Is there a missing piece in our growth equation that can address this universal urban economic failure? Amazing work and leadership is being undertaken by an array of organizations, progressive developers, academics and government to bend this dangerous trajectory. It’s widely recognized that … Read More

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End of Year Message from Chair, Derek Goring

The end of the 2017 calendar year is bittersweet as takes me into the home stretch of my two-year term as Chair of ULI Toronto, and while such a milestone warrants a look back on highlights, my eye is focused on the future. My term overlapped some of the most significant shifts in the public policy landscape that our industry has ever witnessed. In addition to the anticipated 10-year reviews of the provincial growth plan and Metrolinx’s regional transportation plan, the province has moved to abolish the Ontario Municipal Board. … Read More

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We’ve Moved!

We’ve Moved! Please update your contact information with our new address: ULI Toronto 30 St. Patrick St. 5th floor Toronto, ON M5T 3A3 647-258-0017  

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Call for Urban Plan Volunteers

          UrbanPlan is a project-based learning curriculum unit for high schools. Bringing together disciplines such as economics, city government, real estate and urban planning, UrbanPlan engages students to consider the myriad of complex decisions that shape our built environment. ULI Toronto is seeking members who are looking to volunteer their time as ‘Facilitators’ or as ‘City Council Members’ for this program. Interested volunteers must meet the following criteria: A minimum of five years experience in a land use or real estate development profession Flexibility in scheduling … Read More

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Connecting People: A Draft Transportation Plan for the Region in 2041

      The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is one of the fastest-growing regions in North America. Between 2011 and 2041 it will attract more than 110,000 new residents annually, which means more than 10 million people will call it home by 2041. Metrolinx and its partners are planning for that future through the Draft 2041 Regional Transportation Plan – the next chapter in the story of our region. The Draft Plan outlines how governments, transit agencies, businesses, institutions, civic organizations and the public can work together to continue building … Read More

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These are the emerging trends in Canadian real estate to watch for in 2018

By: Danny Tseng, Soldatova Tseng See photos of the event here. Presentation: Andrew Warren Presentation: Eve Lewis Presentation: Michael Turner See who attended here.   Now in its 39th year of publication, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI)’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate is a highly-regarded and widely-read forecast report in North America that provides an in-depth review of the key trends and outlook in the Canada and US real estate markets. There’s a persistent question in every market regarding where we currently are in the real estate cycle. Craig Hughes, global head … Read More

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