Team Presentations

On Wednesday May 30th participants shared their vision and action plans to the community looking at 2 sites: Main & Danforth and the Shoppers World Site. The Challenge was a unique opportunity to break down traditional barriers of city building by thinking, acting and planning differently. The prime expectation from all participants is to collaborate to produce a new way to achieve positive change.

Team Presentations

Over the last eight-month program, participants of the Urban Leadership Program have been working in teams and sharing their expertise and advice to develop recommendations.  The program has been developed by a multidisciplinary expert team led by former City of Toronto Chief Planner Paul Bedford. Leaders had the opportunity to collaborate with top industry peers from various real estate disciplines, to engage in solving real land use challenges within a defined region of Toronto District involving key stakeholders from the private, public, and non-profit community sectors.

Main and Danforth Team 1

Main and Danforth Team 1 – Presentation

Main and Danforth Team 1 – Report

Lesley Leech, Cadillac Fairview
Melissa Lui, Perkins + Will
Kayam Ramsewak, MTE Consultants
Jeffrey Thompson, RioCan
Isaac Tang, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Hadley Nelles, New Commons Development
Leigh McGrath, Urban Strategies
Eric Lucic, City of Mississauga

Main and Danforth Team 2

Main and Danforth Team 2 – Presentation

Main and Danforth Team 2 – Report

Shawn Gilligan, QuadReal
Golara Jalalpour, DIALOG Design
Rasheed Serrao, Counterpoint Engineering
Emily Irvine, City of Mississauga
Yvonne Yeung, City of Markham
Stefanie Siu Chong, Quadrangle Architects Limited
Isaac Tang, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


Shoppers World Team 1

Shoppers World  Team 1 – Presentation

Shoppers World Team 1 -Report

Andreas Sokolowski, Artscape
Carsten Liesenberg, RAW Design
Amit Ayare
Aaron Clodd, Smart REIT
Caitlin Allan, Bousfields Inc.
Liliana DaSilva, Region of Peel
Nasim Adab, City of Toronto

Shoppers World Team 2

Shoppers World Team 2 – Presentation

Shoppers World Team 2 – Report

Natalie Boodram, WSP
Joanne Lam, RAW Design
Dana Roebuck, First Gulf
Tsering Yangki, DREAM Unlimited Corp.
Melissa Winch, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Graham Haines, Ryerson City Building Institute
Mathieu Maslard, City of Toronto
Melissa McEnroe, Region of York