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ULI Toronto Symposium 2018: Reinventing public-private partnerships in a fast-growing and dynamic metropolis

By Jin Han, Tolobi The following is a recap of one of the 11 city tours that made up ULI Toronto’s Symposium 2018. On November 7th, hundreds of urban professionals from the region and beyond came together to explore the leading edges of North America’s fastest growing metropolis, exposing the contemporary tensions and innovative approaches to building a global city region. “Private Business and Public Interest” was one of ULI Toronto’s eleven tours that made up its “Conference on Wheels,” which explored the development frontiers of this dynamic city. Public-private … Read More

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ULI Toronto Symposium 2018: Key lessons for Toronto’s data driven, smart city future

By Candace Safonovs, Ryerson University, Urban Development Masters Student The following is a recap of one of the 11 city tours that made up ULI Toronto’s Symposium 2018. On November 7th, hundreds of urban professionals from the region and beyond came together to explore the leading edges of North America’s fastest growing metropolis, exposing the contemporary tensions and innovative approaches to building a global city region. The need to balance how we build cities, use data and share in its value creation and benefits lies at the intersection of digital … Read More

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2019 ULI Hines Student Competition

In its 17th year, the ULI Hines Student Competition—the annual urban design and development competition sponsored by legendary developer Gerald D. Hines—offers students in real estate, business, architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning the opportunity to form multidisciplinary teams to solve a design and finance problem. In addition to valuable feedback from senior ULI members, the winning team receives $50,000 and the finalist teams receive $10,000 each. Students on the four finalist teams receive an all-expense-paid trip to the competition city for their final presentation and selection of the winner. … Read More

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ULI Toronto Symposium 2018: How diversity is shaping Toronto’s built environment

By Kate Salmon, The Roundtable Inc. The following is a recap of one of the 11 city tours that made up ULI Toronto’s Symposium 2018. On November 7th, hundreds of urban professionals from the region and beyond came together to explore the leading edges of North America’s fastest growing metropolis, exposing the contemporary tensions and innovative approaches to building a global city region. Toronto is shaped by and for the people who live here. At the ULI Toronto Symposium on November 7th, the DiverseCity tour travelled to four key landing … Read More

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Two ULI Toronto Young Leaders on their experiences and key takeaways from the 2018 Fall Meeting in Boston

By Christine Chea, Graywood Developments and Alex Candy, Allied Properties REIT On October 8th, 6,000 industry leaders from around the world gathered to meet in Boston to discuss the future of the real estate and responsible land-use industries at the ULI Fall Meeting. Over four days, developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, decision makers and public officials gathered to exchange ideas, expand networks, and explore a vibrant city. Among those in attendance were two Young Leaders from Toronto, Christine Chea (Graywood Developments) and Alexander Candy (Allied Properties REIT). They … Read More

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All-star C-Suite women share their executive suite stories on this WLI panel

By Ashley Paton, Jrop On November 12th, ULI Toronto and the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) hosted “Stories from the Executive Suite,” which featured a panel of esteemed C-Suite executive women. The panel, moderated by Vanessa Judelman (Mosaic People Development), was comprised of: Allison Wolfe (CFO, Oxford Properties Group); Audrey Jacob (Deputy Regional Director, IBI Group); Michelle Banik (Chief People Officer, OMERS); Beth Wilson (Canada CEO, Dentons); and Catherine Karakatsanis (COO, Morrison Hershfield). The topics discussed ranged from neurological differences in gender and implementing changes within a company to accommodate for … Read More

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When I Grow Up, I Can Be A City Builder?

How schooling can contribute to the city building profession. By Kendra FitzRandolph, Allied Properties REIT We live in our cities and experience the complexities of them each and every day. We know what it takes to make a strong and resilient city. We are a dynamic group of professional, wear many different hats and work in many different jobs, but we are all city builders. Being a city builder, however, is not a likely choice for students when they start to think about what they want to be when they grow … Read More

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ULI Toronto announces Chair, Les Klein

ULI Toronto is pleased to announce that Les Klein, Co-Founder and Principal of Quadrangle, one of our city’s most active and successful architecture and design firms, has been appointed as Chair. Les’ work in innovative urban residential developments, the adaptive reuse of existing structures, broadcast facilities and dynamic environments for ideas-based entrepreneurs has been at the heart of Quadrangle’s growth and success. In 1994, Les was inducted into the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and received the Order of Da Vinci Award from the Ontario … Read More

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Touring Toronto’s historic CAMH Queen Street campus with ULI Connect

By Christine Chea, Graywood Developments ULI Toronto and twenty of its members had the pleasure of being taken on a tour by The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Senior Information Officer, Nadia Ramadhin, of the hospital’s historic 27-acre Queen Street location, which is currently in the third phase of a bold and innovative redevelopment initiative. David Cunic (Vice President, Redevelopment) of CAMH along with Ronald Mar (Principal, Architecture) and Ena Kenny (Senior Interior Designer) of Stantec presented on the proposed design for the multi-phase master plan at the … Read More

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Congratulations to the Curtner Leadership Program Class of 2019 Participants

We would like to thank all applicants for this year’s Curtner Leadership Program and congratulate those who will be a part of the Class of 2019.       Curtner Leadership Program Class of 2019 Participants: Alecsandra Parvu, IBI Group Amanda Mock, WSP Antonio (Tony) De Franco, Urban Strategies Banah Mustafa, Sweeny & Co. Architects Betty Vuong, HATCH Brian Teefy, Strategy Corp Carolyn Freeman, Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. Architects Cynthia Shahani, Dream Daniele Vezzoli, Zeidler Daran Somas, City of Toronto (Real Estate Services) Devan Sommerville, Counsel Public Affairs Harim Labuschagne, … Read More

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