Conference Schedule

Monday: May 11

May 11

Construction and Design Service Procurement: Best Practices for Development Professionals

Although construction is one of the most important facets of real estate development and redevelopment, this complex process is often not well understood by real estate professionals. Construction is among the most expensive and risk-laden…

Monday, May 11, 2020 8:30 – 5:00 PM Special Programming
Additional Registration Fee
Open to All Attendees
May 11

City of Vaughan Showcase

Skyscrapers are rising from vacant land in a suburb of Toronto. This is the direct result of an ambitious vision shared by many partners to build a vibrant, transit-oriented, walkable downtown in the City of…

Monday, May 11, 2020 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM Special Programming
By Invitation Only
May 11

Steam Whistle Brewery Reception Hosted by ULI Toronto

Join ULI Toronto at the historic John Street Roundhouse, in the heart of Toronto, at the base of the CN Tower for a special evening of networking inside one of Canada s largest and most…

Monday, May 11, 2020 06:00 PM – 8:00 PM Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd Networking
Additional Registration Fee
Open to All Attendees

Tuesday: May 12

May 12

Fun Run: Brickworks to City Hall – The Old Bones of Toronto

We will start at the Don Valley Brick Works, now commonly known as the Evergreen Brickworks, and see the old clay quarry and brick factory that operated between 1889 and 1984. From there we will…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 06:15 AM – 7:15 AM Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
May 12

Smart Buildings and Cities

With the rise of the “internet of things” (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and other smart technologies, Toronto has embraced the potential for technology-enabled solutions in our city—using data to build real estate assets, drive value…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Urban Tech

Toronto is home to one of the fastest-growing technology sectors in North America and is quickly becoming a global leader in urban tech. Real estate companies like Uber, Amazon, and Sidewalk Labs are taking advantage…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:00 AM – 4:30 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

City Building Disruption

Toronto finds itself on a global frontier of change as the rise of technology disrupts the way we approach commercial real estate. From affordability to sustainability, new technologies and innovations run up against old zoning…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:00 AM – 5:30 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Randall Lewis/Building Healthy Places Forum

This forum series, generously supported by ULI Foundation Governor Randall Lewis, brings together leaders and members in health, wellness, and real estate to discuss what they are doing, planning, and observing in the field. This…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM Special Programming
Additional Registration Fee
May 12

Development on the GO: Building Density on Transit Station Sites

The province of Ontario recently announced a $28 billion regional transit plan and introduced a suite of land use policy changes designed to encourage significant density around transit. Metrolinx, the provincial transit agency, has recently…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:15 AM – 4:15 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Unlocking the Eastern Waterfront

Toronto’s eastern waterfront is experiencing a powerful confluence of city building, placemaking, and flood-proofing opportunities that will provide transformative new transit connections, overcome numerous barriers to connectivity, provide a comprehensive network of beautiful public parks…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:15 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Private Business and Public Interest

While Toronto city building has a long history of being progressive, more is being asked of developers and the larger city-building industry in light of growing public revenue shortages and social demands. New initiatives are…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:15 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Reinventing the High-Rise

Toronto has long led North America in high-rise construction. With more cranes in the sky today than New York, Chicago, and San Francisco combined, we continue to live in an era of massive population growth…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:15 AM – 5:30 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

DiverseCity

Immigrants make up nearly half the population of Greater Toronto, and they are redefining expectations for city building by presenting new challenges and opportunities. How are the private development industry and public agencies responding to this diversity? Join us…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:30 AM – 4:30 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Urban Suburbs

Two major facts distinguish Toronto from many of its municipal cousins south of the border: (1) the urban core was never hollowed out, and (2) its suburbs began embracing high-density apartment towers as early as…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:30 AM – 5:15 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

The Kings

Almost 25 years ago, globally renowned urbanist Jane Jacobs helped convince the city of Toronto to breathe new life into 400 acres of moribund industrial lands straddling Toronto’s financial core by opening up zoning permissions…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:30 AM – 4:30 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Terwilliger Center Board Breakfast

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:30 AM – 9:30 AM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 12

Construction and Design Service Procurement: Best Practices for Development Professionals

Although construction is one of the most important facets of real estate development and redevelopment, this complex process is often not well understood by real estate professionals. Construction is among the most expensive and risk-laden…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:30 AM – 3:00 PM Special Programming
Additional Registration Fee
Open to All Attendees
May 12

Tall Buildings: Toronto’s Skyline Changes Every Day.

In Toronto, more cranes are on the horizon than in any other city across Canada and the United States. A building of 80 stories is no longer uncommon. As each skyscraper rises, the city is…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:45 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Mixed-Income Affordable Housing

Toronto has a deep history of developing affordable urban communities attractive to mixed-income residents. The approach has shifted over the years from public agency–led brick-and-mortar strategies to models that use real estate value to enable…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:45 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Greenbelt/Growth Plan/Regional Transit Plan

With few natural barriers to urban expansion, Toronto and the metro region have experienced remarkably compact growth for a North American city. This is no accident. As a Canadian city, significant planning authority rests with…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:45 AM – 4:45 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Innovations in Creative Space and Placemaking

Making space for creativity takes ingenuity and dogged determination in the best of times. Today, it is harder than ever. Many cities are in the midst of unprecedented affordability crises driven by overheated real estate…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

City Squares

Public spaces are a reflection of our time. Every generation has had a different approach to building the public realm. This is especially true in Toronto—from the gardens built by loyalists to the civic squares…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Indigenous Placekeeping

This is a story waiting to be told. It is a powerful voice that has been quieted down for much too long. As Canada commits to a process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, Toronto seeks…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

The Making of a CBD

Toronto’s commercial business district (CBD) has been a few centuries in the making—at one point, it hosted the tallest building in the British Dominion. Fast-forward many decades and it became a canvas where Mies van…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Contemporary Heritage: Oxymoron or the Only Way Forward?

Every world-class city struggles to choose between heritage conservation and contemporary development. In Toronto, we think we can have both—sometimes successfully, sometimes not. The tour will navigate through a number of districts, landscapes, and buildings…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 09:15 AM – 5:15 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Social-Purpose Real Estate

Like all thriving global cities, Toronto faces the conundrum of deepening social challenges. The city’s buoyant real estate market (booming for over two decades) has put pressure on social organizations that provide essential civic services…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 09:15 AM – 5:15 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Confronting Low-Density Neighborhoods

Nearly two-thirds of Toronto’s land mass is zoned as low density, allowing for little more than granny suites and single-family homes. Paradoxically in a rapidly growing city, this highly protected “yellow belt” has experienced population…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 09:15 AM – 5:15 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Well-Being: Realigning Our Cities

One hundred years ago, cities were planned to fend off infectious diseases—the “garden city” movement had begun and with it the flight to the suburbs. Today, we are striving to design cities and buildings that…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 09:30 AM – 5:30 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

Transit City

Transit is one of Toronto’s favorite topics. Newspapers every day of the week will debate if we are building too much, not enough, and if it’s in the right or wrong place. Politicians run on…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 09:30 AM – 5:30 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 12

UrbanPlan City Council Day

UrbanPlan has been running in Toronto for over 3 years now involving over 200 student each year on careers in urban planning and development. The program promotes a positive and informed dialog about land use…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Ryerson University, 105 Bond Street, Room SBB 312 Special Programming
By Invitation Only
May 12

WLI and Larson Leadership Luncheon

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Special Programming
By Invitation Only
May 12

ULI Legacy Forum for Multifamily Housing

The Legacy Forum for Multifamily Housing, formerly the ULI/Carolyn and Preston Butcher Forum, is an annual invitation-only forum that brings together 30 to 40 executives from across the multifamily housing industry to explore various aspects…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Special Programming
By Invitation Only
May 12

UrbanPlan Lightning Round

Curious about UrbanPlan. Join us as UrbanPlan aficionados demonstrate the program0s fundamentals in an interactive lightning-round. From the construction of a vision statement and site plan to the heat of the facilitation and city council…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 01:00 PM – 2:00 PM Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
May 12

ULIF Campaign Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 01:30 PM – 3:30 PM Special Programming
By Invitation Only
May 12

ULI Investment Committee

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 01:30 PM – 3:00 PM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 12

WLI Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 02:00 PM – 3:30 PM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 12

ULI J.C. Nichols Prize Management Committee Meeting

The management committee for the ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development meets twice per year…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 03:00 PM – 5:00 PM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 12

WLI Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 03:30 PM – 5:00 PM Committee Meeting
Open to All Attendees
May 12

ULI Foundation Benefactor Thought Leadership Session

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 03:30 PM – 5:00 PM Special Programming
By Invitation Only
May 12

ULI Audit Committee

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 03:30 PM – 4:30 PM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 12

Center for Sustainability Happy Hour

Join ULI's Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance to celebrate progress in promoting health, sustainability and resilience in buildings and communities. This event is invite-only. If you are interested in learning more, please email csep@uli.org…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 04:00 PM – 6:00 PM Networking
By Invitation Only
May 12

Developing our Pride: An LGBTQ Reception

Join your fellow ULI members for the first formal LGBTQ reception at a Spring or Fall Meeting - a biannual tradition we hope to continue for years to come. Hosted by our friends at Gensler…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 04:30 PM – 6:00 PM Gensler, 150 King Street West, Suite 1400 Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 12

WLI Reception

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 04:30 PM – 5:30 PM McCarthy Tetrault, 66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300 Networking
Additional Registration Fee
By Invitation Only
May 12

ULI Foundation Governors Reception

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 05:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking
By Invitation Only
May 12

ULI Welcome Reception

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 06:00 PM – 7:30 PM CN Tower, 290 Bremner Blvd Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 12

ULI Global Board of Directors/Americas Executive Committee/ULI Foundation Board Joint Dinner

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 07:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Loft, 18 Tank House Lane Networking
By Invitation Only
May 12

District Council Chairs Dinner

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 07:00 PM – 9:30 PM Canoe, 66 Wellington St W, 54th Floor Networking
By Invitation Only

Wednesday: May 13

May 13

Key Leaders Thought Leadership Breakfast with Adam Grant

The Key Leaders Thought Leadership Breakfast will feature Adam Grant, New York Times best-selling author and expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 07:00 AM – 8:30 AM Special Programming
By Invitation Only
May 13

New Member Breakfast

Please join us for breakfast to meet other new members and chat with ULI staff about your membership questions…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 07:30 AM – 9:00 AM Networking
By Invitation Only
May 13

Urban Campuses

Post-secondary educational institutions are a critical foundation of Toronto’s future. These institutions attract and integrate talent and build an entrepreneurial and resilient workforce, and their innovations fuel our economy. With such an important role to…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 13

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre: A Suburban (Urban) City Rises

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is rising on the outskirts of Toronto where a subway extension recently crossed the city line for the first time. This large project is transforming a suburban big-box zone into a…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 13

Sports, Culture, and Entertainment

Downtown Toronto experienced a boom of new cultural and athletic facilities from the late 1980s through the early 2010s, with the development of the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (1988), MLB stadium the Rogers Centre (1989), Metro…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:00 AM – 12:15 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 13

Meanwhile Places

Our cities are constantly evolving as buildings and their spaces are developed and redeveloped through cycles of population, business and industry growth, and transformation. Toronto is in the midst of a growth spurt of its…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:00 AM – 12:15 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 13

The Changing Landscape: High-Impact Developments Led by Women

Toronto’s rapidly evolving cityscape is being created by new developments that foster economic opportunity, creative expression, better housing choice, improved mobility, and social connectivity. While not always visible from the street, the leadership of women is…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 13

Central Waterfront

Big things are happening along Toronto’s waterfront. The shoreline has shifted since the early days of indigenous commerce, loyalist battlefields, and industrious port lands. Today, it is emerging as a vibrant people-place, a catalyst for…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 13

Contested Geographies, Neighborhood Change, and Cultural Histories

Does the city truly live up to its moniker, Toronto the Good? Or not so much? Different waves of populations, settlements, policies, and urban developments have transformed the relationships between people and place—these have not…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 13

Infrastructure Forum

Please click here for more information about this forum and to let us know if you are interested in attending. Your submission will be reviewed by the leadership of the forum to ensure the best mix…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM Special Programming
Additional Registration Fee
By Invitation Only
May 13

Gentrification Forum

Please click here for more information about this forum and to let us know if you are interested in attending. Your submission will be reviewed by the leadership of the forum to ensure the best mix of…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM Special Programming
Additional Registration Fee
By Invitation Only
May 13

Construction Forum

Please click here for more information about this forum and to let us know if you are interested in attending. Your submission will be reviewed by the leadership of the forum to ensure the best mix of…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM Special Programming
Additional Registration Fee
By Invitation Only
May 13

Public/Private Partnerships In Action Symposium

The PPP in Action Forum focuses on the application of PPP tools to the urban challenges of redevelopment, TOD, airports, facility PPP, affordable housing, conversion of obsolete industrial/commercial sites, placemaking, resiliency, transit, and transportation value…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:00 AM – 12:45 PM Special Programming
Additional Registration Fee
Open to All Attendees
May 13

New Housing Paradigms Forum

Please click here for more information about this forum and to let us know if you are interested in attending. Your submission will be reviewed by the leadership of the forum to ensure the best mix of…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM Special Programming
Additional Registration Fee
By Invitation Only
May 13

District Council and Centers Exchange Breakfast

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:30 AM – 10:30 AM Networking
By Invitation Only
May 13

Greenprint Performance Committee Breakfast Meeting

The Greenprint Performance Committee will meet for a Members-Only Breakfast on Wednesday morning of ULI Spring Meeting. Additionally, Greenprint invites any local sustainability and real estate leads from Canadian asset owners/investors to join the breakfast…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:30 AM – 9:30 AM Special Programming
By Invitation Only
May 13

Networking Break

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 13

ULI Americas Executive Committee

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 13

Janes Walk

The world's most famous urbanist, Jane Jacobs called Toronto home for almost 40 years, and so do we. Now in 500 cities around the world, Jane's Walk keeps her legacy alive by walking together and…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM Special Programming
Additional Registration Fee
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Key Leaders Tour

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 09:00 AM – 11:15 AM Special Programming
By Invitation Only
May 13

Capturing Value in Toronto’s High-Rise Multifamily Towers with Sustainable Retrofits

In February 2020, ULI hosted an Advisory Services Panel in Toronto to determine how the public and private sector can work together to drive the sustainable redevelopment of the city's approximately 1,000 multifamily high-rise towers…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 09:30 AM – 10:30 AM Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Advisory Services US Virgin Islands Retrospective

ULI's Advisory Services invites you to a retrospective on Advisory Services panels held in the US Virgin Islands. ULI staff and panelists who participated in panels in St. Croix and St. Thomas will discuss the…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 09:30 AM – 11:30 AM Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Project Analysis Session 1

ULI's Advisory Services Program will host a Project Analysis Session in partnership with a sponsor to address a land use question. The event is a conversation between a sponsor and a panel of ULI members…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Fishbowl – Spring Meeting 2020

Welcome to the fishbowl. You are invited to join a facilitated conversation with industry and advocacy experts about two forces at work in gateway cities around the world; the natural tension that exists between the…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Reclaiming Our Legacy Cities

This ULI senior fellows–led session identifies replicable strategies that have helped legacy cities overcome population loss, economic dislocation, neighborhood disinvestment, civil strife, and unemployment, and the resulting reductions in resources and city services. The panel…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 105 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Center for Sustainability Open House

Have you heard about the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance's work but are not sure how to get involved? Want to learn more about our research, reports, and programs? Use your lunch break…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 13

ULI Global Governing Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 13

Networking Lunch

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Real Estate Research Forum

The forum provides a round-table for members involved in real estate focused economics and research. - Open dialogue on current and future topics involving real estate and the economic environment surrounding the industry. - Sharing and cultivation…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Special Programming
Additional Registration Fee
By Invitation Only
May 13

Opening General Session: Global City Rising

The Toronto region is a North American conurbation that has rapidly emerged as one of the continent's great global cities. It is a story of a metropolitan area that for decades has sought to get…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 01:00 PM – 2:00 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hall A General Session
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Coastal Forum

The Coastal Forum is a ULI member-initiated project to bring together leaders in real estate, land use and climate resilience to share best practices for coastal development. The Forum offers a dialogue-based setting to analyze…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Project Analysis Session – 2

ULI's Advisory Services Program will host a Project Analysis Session in partnership with a sponsor to address a land use question. The event is a conversation between a sponsor and a panel of ULI members…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Institutional Capital Providers Forum

Please click here for more information about this forum and to let us know if you are interested in attending. The forums leadership will review requests with a heavy reliance on members managing institutional capital…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Special Programming
Additional Registration Fee
By Invitation Only
May 13

Networking Break

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 02:00 PM – 2:30 PM Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Incoming District Council Chairs Bootcamp

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 02:00 PM – 5:00 PM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 13

Americas Young Leader/NEXT Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 02:00 PM – 3:30 PM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 13

Project Analysis Session: Rochester, New York

ULI's Advisory Services Program will host a Project Analysis Session in partnership with Chicago Trend regarding retail in Rochester, New York's challenged inner city neighborhoods and corridors. The event is a conversation between the sponsor…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
May 13

ULI Global Board of Directors

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 02:30 PM – 5:30 PM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 13

The Future of P3s: Redefining the Traditional Model

From new transit lines to hospitals and from large government-funded institutional projects to university-sponsored technology business incubators, public/private partnerships (PPPs or P3s) have been the preferred choice for procurement and delivery of many projects in…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 02:30 PM – 3:30 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 106 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Learning in Real Time: Experts Share Their Forecasts for Real Estate in ’20, ’21, and ’22

The “ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast” is a semiannual survey of leading industry experts, the most recent taking place in April. According to their forecasts for a broad spectrum of 27 metrics, what do the…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 02:30 PM – 3:30 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hall A Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Accelerating to Net Zero at the District Scale: Climate Action and Resilience in Toronto

As home to some of the world's largest banks, pension funds, and insurance companies, Toronto is a leader in delivering well-designed projects built for the long term. Recent projects, including renovations, are going above and…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 02:30 PM – 3:30 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 104AB Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Edge City Density: Building Up the TOD Urban Region

Explosive growth in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has been deliberately contained geographically within an ecological greenbelt. To accommodate the more than 100,000 new residents per year and the associated economic expansion, Toronto's satellite cities…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 02:30 PM – 3:30 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 105 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Family Rental Housing: A Growing Need and Emerging Opportunity

Fifteen million American families with children at home—most of them middle class—live in rental housing and are often priced out of both for-sale housing and newly constructed rental apartments. As a result, this population is…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 02:30 PM – 3:30 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 107 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 13

District Council Task Forces for Health and Social Equity

Selected ULI District Councils are convening special task forces to identify policy and regulatory barriers to healthier and more equitable places and provide recommendations for local policy shifts and reforms. At this gathering, participating task…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 02:30 PM – 4:30 PM Special Programming
By Invitation Only
May 13

Breathing New Life into Old Bones: Toolkit for Building Repositioning

Aging buildings whose original uses are obsolete offer extraordinary opportunities to create innovative and authentic design solutions, particularly in dense urban markets. Transformative building repositionings unlock undervalued assets, are a catalyst for giving new life…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 02:30 PM – 3:30 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 104CD Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 13

UrbanPlan Lightning Round

Curious about UrbanPlan. Join us as UrbanPlan aficionados demonstrate the program0s fundamentals in an interactive lightning-round. From the construction of a vision statement and site plan to the heat of the facilitation and city council…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 03:00 PM – 4:00 PM Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
May 13

District Council Chairs for Mission Advancement Meeting

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 03:30 PM – 5:00 PM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 13

Pathways to Inclusion Networking Event

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 03:30 PM – 4:30 PM Networking
By Invitation Only
May 13

Networking Break

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 03:30 PM – 4:00 PM Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Waterfront Toronto: Toronto’s Most Celebrated, Tech-Enabled Development Precinct

Sidewalk Labs has grabbed international headlines, putting Toronto on the global technology frontier of city building. The Quayside proposal, however, is just part of a much larger story about a unique approach to revitalizing a…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 04:00 PM – 5:00 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 106 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Diversity by Design: Toronto’s Leadership Role and Competitive Advantages

Toronto has a long history of promoting diversity and inclusion, and the city's motto, “Diversity Our Strength,” is often used in city branding and promotion. Research has revealed that diversity adds advantages and competitiveness to…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 04:00 PM – 5:00 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 104AB Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 13

The Climate-Savvy Investor: Assessing Resilience in U.S. Markets

Global real estate is increasingly recognizing both the short- and long-term threat posed by climate change, but there is no consensus yet on how to price climate risk into real estate investment decisions and how…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 04:00 PM – 5:00 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 104CD Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Housing Affordability: A Place to Call Home—Success Is in the “Mix”

Toronto enjoys a reputation for the development of mixed-income affordable residential communities that serve both subsidized and market housing demands. From the acclaimed 1970s St. Lawrence neighborhood to the current redevelopment of the postwar housing…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 04:00 PM – 5:00 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 107 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Why Experience Is the Next Big Office Amenity

The needs of office tenants have moved well beyond just four walls and a roof. Today's tenants are sophisticated and composed of young talent that expects more from their office space. They don't just use…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 04:00 PM – 5:00 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 105 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Janes Walk

The world's most famous urbanist, Jane Jacobs called Toronto home for almost 40 years, and so do we. Now in 500 cities around the world, Jane's Walk keeps her legacy alive by walking together and…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 05:30 PM – 8:30 PM Special Programming
Additional Registration Fee
Open to All Attendees
May 13

BREWERY TOURS: Historic Leslieville Brewery Tour

Toronto has a rich brewing history that has largely been forgotten as a result of prohibition and midcentury consolidation. Unbeknownst to many of its citizens, a significant number of the city’s landmarks were financed by…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 06:00 PM – 9:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 13

District Council Staff Dinner

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 06:00 PM – 9:00 PM Networking
By Invitation Only
May 13

YLG Reception at the Spring Meeting

ULI Toronto YL members invite you to join them for a reception during the Spring 2020 Meeting for an opportunity to network and engage. Join us for some drinks and appetizers while you come together…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 06:00 PM – 8:00 PM CBRE, 145 King St W, Suite 1000 Networking
Additional Registration Fee
Open to All Attendees
May 13

WLI Speakeasy: An Evening of Curated Conversations

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 06:00 PM – 8:00 PM Special Programming
Additional Registration Fee
Open to All Attendees
May 13

Night Summit

Designed to squeeze in more international networking, join us for special late night social event in Toronto s very special Distillery District a national historic site just 10 minutes from the convention centre. Set in…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:30 PM – 10:30 PM Distillery District, 28 Distillery Lane Networking
Open to All Attendees

Thursday: May 14

May 14

Fun Run: Sunrise on the Lakeshore: Waterfront Parks & Public Realm

Morning RUN Hidden Gems of Toronto's West End Beach & Riverfront  This 6-km run will begin at the Simcoe Wave Deck, one of Toronto's four waterfront wave decks designed to imitate the contours of Lake…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 06:15 AM – 7:15 AM Simcoe Wavedeck, 243 X Queens Quay W Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
May 14

ULI Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, May 14, 2020 07:00 AM – 9:00 AM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 14

Council Day

Note: More detail will be available in March 2020…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 07:00 AM – 4:00 pm By Invitation Only
May 14

District Council Staff Breakfast

Thursday, May 14, 2020 08:00 AM – 9:00 AM Networking
By Invitation Only
May 14

Networking Break

Thursday, May 14, 2020 08:00 AM – 9:00 AM Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 14

Workforce 2030: How the Workplace, the Work, and the Workers Will Be Redefined with Featured Speaker Dr. Shirley Davis

The work, workers, and workplace of the future will continue to undergo dramatic transformation. Research suggests that by 2030 the workforce will be older and younger at the same time, more educated and less skilled…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hall A General Session
Open to All Attendees
May 14

Networking Break

Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 14

Peer Discussion: Office/Industrial & Commercial/Retail

Join your peers for 75 minutes of in-depth discussion. These conversations will each be led by a professional facilitator, creating a dynamic forum where participants can exchange ideas, engage in lively dialogue, and network with…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hall B Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 14

Peer Discussion: Housing/Residential

Join your peers for 75 minutes of in-depth discussion. These conversations will each be led by a professional facilitator, creating a dynamic forum where participants can exchange ideas, engage in lively dialogue, and network with…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hall B Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 14

Peer Discussion: Young Leaders

ULI’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) program aims to create opportunities at the local District Council level for tomorrow’s real estate and land use leaders to interact with established professionals to develop skills and build relationships…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hall B Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 14

Networking Lunch with Featured Speaker Dan Doctoroff of Sidewalk Labs

Sidewalk Labs designed a Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) for Toronto's eastern waterfront, an ambitious effort that hopes to create a new model for innovative and inclusive urban growth. The proposal was presented to…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hall A General Session
Open to All Attendees
May 14

Unlocking the Power of Parks: How New Approaches Are Creating Vibrant Parks and Open Spaces

Successful parks require innovations like creative approaches to partnerships and new thinking about existing places, including outmoded infrastructure such as abandoned rail lines, parking lots, and highway underpasses. This session will examine new approaches to…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 104AB Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 14

Realizing Best Practices in the Delivery of Infrastructure and Mixed-Use Developments

Infrastructure and mixed-use development are key for city building and community development. Best practices in the execution of such developments include rigorous front-end due diligence, stakeholder engagement, and innovation right from the start. They also…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 104CD Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 14

Future Glimpse: The Evolving Business of Real Estate

Over the next decade, many if not most of the familiar names in the industry will retire, contemporaneous with a tsunami of external forces demanding that the industry evolve. Tens of billions is being invested…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 105 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 14

Networking Break

Thursday, May 14, 2020 02:30 PM – 3:00 PM Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 14

The Purpose of Place and Retail’s Great Transformation

Reports about the death of retail have been greatly exaggerated. Developers are breathing new life into older retail developments and creating next-generation retail destinations, transforming the traditional shopping experience. Today, the entire retail environment is…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 03:00 PM – 4:00 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 105 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 14

The Truth about Digital (Smart) Buildings: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Creating a digital, or smart, building is too hard. Desirable anchor tenants want them to attract and retain talent. Owners want them to attract marquee tenants, have a great marketing story, and increase net operating…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 03:00 PM – 4:00 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 104CD Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 14

Building Better: New Opportunities in Sustainable Construction

Too often, sustainability is considered only during building operations. However, decisions made during the design and construction phase can have a huge impact on a building's environmental footprint. A recent focus on carbon emitted by…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 03:00 PM – 4:00 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 104AB Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 14

Networking Break

Thursday, May 14, 2020 03:45 PM – 4:15 PM Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 14

Closing General Session: Zanny Minton Beddoes

Thursday, May 14, 2020 04:15 PM – 5:15 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hall A General Session
Open to All Attendees
May 14

Closing Reception

Please join us in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre immediately following the closing general session for a fond farewell to a memorable and impactful Spring Meeting…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 05:15 PM – 6:15 PM Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 14

ULI Global Governing Trustees Dinner

Thursday, May 14, 2020 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge St Networking
By Invitation Only