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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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Exploring the Metrolinx Draft 2041 Regional Transportation Plan with Leslie Woo and Phil Verster

By: Seemal Saif, Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure           On November 20th, 2017, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto hosted a members-only breakfast event with Metrolinx at the head office of Arup Canada. The event was meant to showcase the Draft 2041 Regional Transportation Plan which outlines the 25-year plan for the GTHA region. Phil Verster, President and CEO of Metrolinx, gave the opening remarks and set the stage for the consideration of the Draft Plan that will guide the strategic direction of transportation for the region until … Read More

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Rose Center Scholarship Winner Shawni Lo Shares Her Highlights from the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in LA

By: Shawni Lo, Toronto Community Housing       Over the course of my career, I have consistently turned to ULI Toronto as a resource for professional development and knowledge sharing. Through the ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, I was amazed by the global reach and international scale of the institute. Thanks to generous support from the Rose Center, I was able to attend my first Fall Meeting where I met industry leaders from across North and Central America and gained first-hand experience on master-planned communities and affordable housing … Read More

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