ULI Toronto News

Turning parkland into urban and social infrastructure

Documentary screening and panel event highlights opportunities for Downsview Park and role of nature in urban landscapes By Riva Finkelstein, kg&a On October 3rd, ULI Toronto and mixed-use developer TAS brought community members and industry leaders together for an evening that combined a documentary screening of Accidental Parkland, and an expert-led panel about place-making opportunities in Downsview Park. The event took place on the future site of The Keeley, a mid-rise development located at 3100 Keele Street, directly across the street from Downsview Park. Providing a relevant backdrop for the … Read More

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Affordability Tops Concerns as Real Estate Sector Focuses on Supply

  Flex-space, PropTech and seniors housing on upward swing The proportion of household income to service the costs of a single-family home grew to 53.5% in the first quarter of 2018 as affordability concerns continue to rise. PropTech revs up with significant investment in funds dealing with the convergence of real estate and technology. Senior lifestyle housing is among the top development prospect for the next year as well as flex work and coworking spaces among the top new trends in commercial office space. (Toronto, October 10, 2018)–The real estate … Read More

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Toronto Urbanism: A Conference on Wheels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto’s 2018 Symposium will take the industry out of the convention centre and across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) October 1, 2018 (Toronto) – How is the GTA’s diversity shaping the built environment? What challenges and opportunities lie ahead for high-rise living in Toronto? Is it possible to reconcile the interests of development and heritage preservation? Will technology and access to data really improve our urban fabric? On November 7th, city builders from across the private and public sectors in the GTA … Read More

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Ottawa Summer Social

By Bria Aird, M.Pl The ULI Ottawa chapter took a big step on September 12th with its inaugural Summer Social event. Over 100 professionals from across the real estate, planning and development industries registered for the event, which was held in “The Stores,” a refurbished 113-year-old mill building at the heart of the Zibi mixed-use community. Hosted by Dream Unlimited and Windmill Developments on the 4 million square foot development site, the event space was emblematic of the current momentum in Ottawa’s development scene. The room’s atmosphere was optimistic, with … Read More

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Weston TAP Report 2.0

The ULI Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) is a high-profile industry program that brings together the finest expertise in the real estate, planning and development fields to collaborate on complex land use and redevelopment projects. Weston TAP 2.0 was organized by ULI Toronto with the aim of exploring the evolution and potential of the Weston neighbourhood and developing a vision for its retail environment. The panel was to follow-up and build on the findings of from the original 2011 Weston TAP. Weston TAP 2.0 included a group of 9 planning, design, … Read More

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#TorontoUrbanism

We want to hear from you! Answer the question: What does Toronto Urbanism mean to you? on social media for your chance to win a free registration to our 2018 Symposium! Toronto has a legacy of bold urbanism – the purposeful pursuit of city building designed to tackle challenges of building an economically competitive, liveable, environmentally sustainable and socially just urban society.  ULI Toronto will put a spotlight on Toronto urbanism – both celebrating our city region and challenging city builders to more effectively confront our urban challenges. Our symposium will … Read More

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Real estate and development community rubs shoulders at 8th Annual ULI Toronto Summer Social

By Danny Tseng, Syllable View Photos The ULI Summer Social is one of the most coveted events for Toronto city builders to revel and connect. The annual bash was held at the sprawling outdoor patio of The Addisons Residence, which was designed to evoke the experience of being at an upscale house party. Now in its 8th year running, the July 12th event was sponsored by Allied, BA Group, Baker and Giannone Petricone. The supporting sponsors were Bousfields, Diamond Schmitt, GBCA, SGL, ZToday, and Cadillac Fairview. Harris Sheaffer LLP, Hullmark … Read More

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Statement from ULI Toronto re: Jennifer Keesmaat’s Mayoral Candidacy

ULI Toronto will appoint a new Chair in the coming weeks to replace Jennifer Keesmaat, who stepped down last month when she became a mayoral candidate in the upcoming City of Toronto municipal election. ULI Toronto thanks Ms. Keesmaat for her contributions to the strategic direction of our dynamic and fast growing District Council. Current Vice Chairs, Hillary Marshall Vice President, Stakeholder Relations & Communications GTAA, and Michelle Ackerman Consultant, Infrastructure Development, Kilmer Group, will act as Co-Chairs of ULI Toronto until a new Chair is confirmed. ULI Toronto is … Read More

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Toronto Chief City Planner Gregg Lintern shares his top city building values with an members-only ULI Toronto crowd

By Danny SC Tseng, Syllable Inc. “I focus a lot on values, which has really manifested itself in the work we do, the way we built Toronto over many decades, and how we think we need to build the city going forward,” said Gregg Lintern to ULI members attending an intimate Members-Only Lunch held at Cassels Brock LLP’s downtown office on June 18. Lintern, whose career in city planning began in Etobicoke in 1984, took over the city’s top planning role following the departure of Jennifer Keesmaat in September 2017. … Read More

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New ULI Report Explores Growing Interest in Building for Health

TORONTO (August 14, 2018) — The Urban Land Institute (ULI) explores the growing popularity of building for health and wellness and the value derived from it in a new report, The Business Case for Healthy Buildings: Insights from Early Adopters. The report documents how real estate leaders worldwide are increasingly looking to create homes and workspaces that support healthy lifestyles. “From Los Angeles to London and beyond, developers, investors, building owners and managers, and leasing firms for office, mixed-use, and residential projects are looking to learn from the early adopters … Read More

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