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.

This page contains presentations from the speakers for participants of the program.





November 19, 2017
Agenda – November 19, 2017

Kick Off & Walking Tour
Councillor Ana Bailão
Judy Land, Noah Frank, Bloordale Community Improvement Association
Liza Lukashevesky
Dyan Marie, Junction Triangle Rail Committee
Laura Zeglen, Options for Davenport
Philip Share, South Perth and Sterling Road Residents Association
Scott Dobson, Friends of West Toronto Railpath
The West Bend Community Association
Bloor by the Park BIA

January 20, 2017
Agenda – January 20, 2017





City Building Context & Policy Framework
Michael Wright, City of Toronto – Bloor Dundas Neighbourhood Demographics Profile
Aviva Pelt, City of Toronto – Policy Framework and Development Context City Planning
Deanne Mighton & Joseph Luk, City of Toronto
Art Welter, Choice Properties REIT – Choice Properties REIT

Economic Drivers & Forces of Change
Dr. Kevin Stolarick, The Creative City
Michael McClelland, ERA Architects – ERA – Bloor Dundas
Heather Steele, Ubisoft
Doug Simpson, Net Gain Partners, MOCA

February 16, 2017
Agenda – February 16, 2017

Infrastructure & Environment
Graham Harding, Toronto Waterfront Infrastructure Management – Developing in the City: Water Infrastructure Challenges & Opportunities
Angelo Boschetti, Toronto Hydro
Richard Saunders, MOECC – Overview of Record of Site Condition Process
John Minor, Toronto Environment – Environmental Requirements for Development Applications
Chris De Sousa, Ryerson University – Brownfield Redevelopment in Toronto

Transportation Planning
Pierre Laurin, – TTC
John Potter and Nadine Navarro, Metrolinx – RER Project Planning in The Junction
James Perttula, Toronto Transportation Planning – Urban Transit and Transportation Planning: City Building Challenges and Opportunities
Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati
Stuart B. Anderson, BA Consulting – Development Site Transportation 
J. Pitman Patterson – Expropriation as a Planning Tool

March 16, 2017
Agenda – March 16, 2017





Market Considerations Overview
Andy Byford- TTC 
Lauren Doughty, CBRE– Financial Market Considerations
Phong Ngo, Altus Group – Altus Group: GTA Residential Development Market Overview
Lori Ann Girvan, Artscape Inc. – Mixing It Up Through Creative Placemaking

Financial Considerations Overview
Stephen Diamond, Diamond Corp – Understanding the Development Proforma
Andrew Garrett, Cadillac Fairview – Determining Financial Feasibility of Masterplan
Steven Webber, Ryerson University – Understanding the Development Proforma


April 20, 2017
Agenda – April 20, 2017





Inspired Leadership, Moving Minds & Raising City Building Expectations
Richard Peddie
Alfredo Romano, Castlepoint Numa
Sean Gadon, Toronto Affordable Housing Raising City Building Expectations
David Sajecki, Brook McIlroy – Bloor – Dundas West: Vision, Action Plans and Results


Rising to the Challenge of Building a 21st Century City
Celia Smith, TAS Designs – Rising to the Challenge
Remo Agostino, Daniels Corp. – Learning from Regent Park
Will Fleissig, Waterfront Toronto
Jennifer Keesmaat, City of Toronto – GO WEST Revitalization and Toronto’s Ongoing Transformation