Speaker Presentations 2018

ULI Toronto's Curtner Leadership Program is an annual curriculum-based program designed to immerse mid-career professionals from different disciplines in Toronto city building to create positive change in our city.

The Curtner Leadership Program is sponsored by Quadrangle in memory of one of its founding partners, Brian L. Curtner. The program reflects many of Brian’s passions, including city building, mentorship and collaboration.

Speaker Presentations 2018

October 14th2017

Kick off and walking tour
Councillor Davis
Daniel Woolfson, Community Planner
Gerry Dunn, Danforth Village Residents Association
Debra Polgrain, Danforth Village Residents Association
Nasima Akter, Bangladeshi-Canadian Community Services
Trevor Moo, community member
Audrey Kvedaras, community member
Stephen Wickens, community member
Diane Gordon, community member
Brian Stevens, community member

November 24th, 2017 – Agenda – November 24, 2017



City Building Context & Policy Framework
Councillor Mary Margaret
Graig Uens, Community Planner, Toronto City Planning
Lorna Day, Director of Urban Design, City of Toronto
Daniel Woolfson, Community Planner – Danforth Planning Study Profile Report
Caroline Kim, Urban Design Considerations
Steven Dixon, Policy Planner – Official Plan Team
Tamara Anson-Cartwright, Heritage Preservation Services Program Manager
Pourya Nazemi, Heritage Preservation Services Planner –Heritage Assessment and Considerations
Ken Greenberg, Greenberg Consultants, former Toronto Director of Urban Design – Kind of Problem this is: Leveraging a ‘World in Motion’
Mark Guslits, Housing Consultant
Sean Gadon, Toronto Affordable Housing Director

Friday January 19, 2018 –Agenda – January 19, 2018

Integrating Land Use and Transportation Planning

Leslie Woo, Chief Development Officer, Metrolinx –Building the Mobility Hub: Regional Lens
Antoine Belaieff, Director of Regional Planning, Metrolinx
Gregory Pereira, Senior Advisor – RER Project Planning, Planning and Policy, Metrolinx
Susan Reed Tanaka, Chief Capital Officer, TTC
James Brown and Kim Storey, Brown + Storey Architects – Integrating City Building and Transportation Planning Public Realm Opportunities and Strategies
George Dark, Urban Strategies  – Presentation
Cherise Burda, Executive Director, Ryerson City Building Institute
Marcy Burchfield, CEO, Neptis Foundation
Pamela Blais, Principal, Metropole Consultants

Friday February 23, 2018 – Agenda February 23

Financial and Market Considerations

Remo Agostino, VP Development, The Daniels Corporation
John Sullivan, President &CEO, Cadillac Fairview
Andrew Garrett, Director, Development, Cadillac Fairview – Determining Financial Feasibility of Masterplan
Dr. Steven Webber, Ryerson University School of Urban and Regional Planning, Principal of Urban Formation – Pro Forma February 23, 2018
Niall Collins, Senior VP Development, Cadillac Fairview
Vanessa Judelman, Mosaic People Development

Thursday, March 22 – Agenda March 22

Meric Gertler, President, University of Toronto
Kevin Stolarick, Provocateur, Research and Innovation, OCAD University
Daniel Woolfson, Senior Planner, Community Planning, City of Toronto
Vanessa Judelman, President, Mosaic People Development
Barbara Gray, General Manager, Transportation Services Division, City of Toronto – Leading Through Change
Mathieu Goetzke, Former Co-Deputy City Manager for Urban Development and Quality, City of Lille – The Transformation of Lille

Thursday, April 12

Ken Greenberg, Principal, Greenberg Consultants Inc.
Mark Guslits, Principal, Mark Guslits & Associates Inc
Remo Agostino, Vice President Development, The Daniels Corporation
Kim Storey, Owner, Brown and Storey Architects Inc. + ORE – Office for Responsive Environments
James Brown, Principal & Partner, Brown + Storey Architects
Daniel Woolfson, Senior Planner, Community Planning, City of Toronto
George Pantazis, Assistant Planner, City of Toronto
Setareh Fadaee, City of Toronto