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ULI Symposium: Charting a Path for Unprecedented Growth

Jennifer Keesmaat addresses ULI, image by Edward Skira
April 27, 2017 4:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Understanding the city is a daunting undertaking, one that gets all the more complicated and intricate as Toronto grows—almost explodes—from a regional metropolis into a centre of the global ... read more

ULI Symposium: Charting Toronto's Precarious Urban Future

April 21, 2017 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on April 24th and 25th, the Urban Land Institute's Toronto Symposium returns to examine the changing city. Featuring a wide variety of speakers and ... read more

Richard Florida: Toronto Coming of Age Amidst New Urban Crisis

Richard Florida, image via Creative Class
April 20, 2017 5:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2017, the cacophony of Toronto's urban discourse—and urban realities—makes understanding the city a daunting prospect. The skyrocketing rents, record waitlists for affordable housing, growing ... read more

Electric Cities: ULI Symposium Returns to Toronto

April 6, 2017 2:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This month, the Urban Land Institute's Toronto Symposium will bring together civic thought leaders and engaged citizens to promote a diverse range of interdisciplinary discussions about regional ... read more

#CityResolve—Along the Lake, Up the Humber—ULI Bikes with Jennifer Keesmaat

ULI Bike Ride, At the Oculus on the Humber Trail, image by Craig White
November 18, 2016 7:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's been a beautiful Fall in Toronto. This season, which like Spring often feels like an all-too-brief transition between the real seasons of cold and heat, has actually given us a serious dose ... read more

The Greenbelt: Does Smart Growth Policy Impact Affordability?

September 21, 2016 1:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"It's pretty straightforward," economist and planner Russell Matthews told the audience, "land use restrictions constrain supply. If demand stays high, that drives prices up." In that simple ... read more

Toronto City Builders Debate Bid for Expo 2025

Toronto sign, Pan Am Games, Expo 2025, image by Marcus Mitanis
May 20, 2016 4:42 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The legacy of the Pan Am Games and its contribution to city building and civic pride are just now being realized in full, but influential politicians and development professionals are already ... read more

University Students Create Plan for Downtown Site Competition

Proposal by Martello Group, University Guelph Undergraduate Real Estate
April 6, 2016 4:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The University of Guelph Undergraduate Real Estate Case Competition sends real estate students on a visioning exercise for a Toronto site. read more

Meeting Waterfront Toronto's New CEO at ULI's 'Fireside Chat'

March 9, 2016 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"Let's take that goal of 80% Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2050 and work backwards from there," Waterfront Toronto's new CEO William Fleissig told the audience. In conversation with urban designer ... read more

Is Toronto's Real Estate Market Healthy for Entrepreneurs?

Nina Gazzola, Lana Sherman, Michael Emory, Kristina Verner, Urban Land Institute
January 29, 2016 5:25 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The role that real estate plays in shaping the look and feel of cities is an obvious one. The built form of urban centres has a profound impact on the way people use the city. The designs of ... read more

Urban Land Institute to Host 'Startup City' Event This Week

Urban Land Institute, Startup City, ULI, Toronto
January 25, 2016 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While Toronto remains the country's economic heart, increasing real estate prices are edging entrepreneurs and business start-ups out of the city centre, which makes us ask ourselves; is Toronto’s ... read more

Keesmaat Talks Urbanism and Disruptive Technology at ULI

November 5, 2015 6:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On the opening day of the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Toronto Symposium, a lively series of plenary presentations and breakout dialogue sessions presented attendees with an opportunity to explore ... read more

Richard Florida Diagnoses A New Urban Crisis at ULI Symposium

Urban Land Institute, Toronto Symposium 2015, Richard Florida
November 4, 2015 6:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Taking the stage to deliver a keynote address at the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) inaugural Toronto Symposium, renowned urbanist Richard Florida wasted no time in proclaiming his admiration for ... read more

Interrogating the Urban Future at ULI's Toronto Symposium

Urban Land Institute, Toronto Symposium 2015
November 4, 2015 1:54 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) hosted its inaugural Toronto Symposium, bringing together hundreds of professionals and urban thinkers from around the world to create new dialogues in ... read more

Toronto Symposium Welcomes World's Leading Urban Thinkers

Urban Land Institute
October 28, 2015 2:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On November 2nd and 3rd, a global delegation of of urban thinkers and innovators will congregate in Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) 2015 Toronto Symposium. ... read more

Urban Land Institute Hosting Symposium on Disruptive Technology

Urban Land Institute
October 20, 2015 4:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced an upcoming panel discussion on disruptive technologies, to be held on November 3rd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Part of the ULI's Toronto ... read more

ULI Holds Urban Ideas Competition for Downtown Revitalization

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February 5, 2015 6:42 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The Urban Land Institute is holding its second annual Urban Ideas Competition, this time in cooperation with the Downtown Brampton Development Corporation. The competition this year focuses on ... read more

Toronto Urban Land Institute Hosting Pan Am Village Panel

Pan Am Village, West Don Lands, DundeeKilmer Developments, Toronto
January 9, 2015 11:18 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The Toronto Urban Land Institute is organizing a panel discussion about the Pan Am Village, currently under construction in the West Don Lands, east of downtown Toronto. The panel aims to take an ... read more