Spring Meeting

Vibrant New Neighborhoods Rise on Old Industrial Sites in Toronto

West Don Lands and the Canary District, Liberty Village, and Concord CityPlace demonstrate urban renewal done well.

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The Well: Adding Walkable Mixed-Use Density to Downtown Toronto

An ambitious seven-building development near Toronto’s urban core is an innovative effort to deliver density and a diverse range of uses, along with a walkable urban environment, plenty of green space, and innovative energy storage technology.

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Drawing High-End Consumers Back to Mixed-Use Retail

In a discussion of the ongoing transformation of U.S. retail, panelists participating in the 2020 ULI Spring Meeting Webinar Series agreed that the authenticity, differentiation, and transparency creating a sense of place in mixed-use retail spaces are likely to be what consumers seek in the future. Single-use spaces are about convenience, but that is only half of what consumers say they are looking for.

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Survey: U.S. Commercial Real Estate Sector Expected to Be Resilient in Recovery

According to survey data from the latest ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast, the current economic recession will be short-lived in the United States, with above-average gross domestic product growth returning in 2021 and 2022. Second, the impact on real estate market conditions and values will be relatively modest and much less severe than the impact experienced during the global financial crisis, with some exceptions by sector.

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Recent Articles

  • ULI Coastal Forum Looks at How Toronto Is Floodproofing for the Future

    May 18, 2020

    In 2013, Toronto had record-high rainfall and flash flooding that overwhelmed urban stormwater and river systems, and ultimately caused an estimated $940 million in damage payouts. In 2019, Lake Ontario experienced record lake level conditions. Waterfront Toronto is in the process of transforming this vulnerable site to both revitalize the city’s eastern waterfront and manage flood risk.

  • Sidewalk Labs Planning Its Next Steps for Urban Innovation

    May 15, 2020

    Sidewalk Labs recently announced that it would withdraw from a proposed smart city project in Toronto. But Sidewalk is already in talks to repurpose those innovations, said participants in ULI’s Spring Meeting Webinar Series.

  • Cities within Cities: Toronto’s New Mega-Mixed-Use Projects

    April 1, 2020

    Seeking innovative ways to accommodate Toronto’s growing population, developers across the city are launching “mega-mixed-use” projects that are redefining urban living for generations to come.

  • Driving Dense and Sustainable Growth in Toronto’s Thriving Suburbs

    March 23, 2020

    During a period of phenomenal growth in which Toronto has had more cranes in the sky than any other North American city, a new form of city region with multiple urban centers has started to emerge in the Greater Toronto Area. This new city region is propelled by powerful economic and social forces and spurred by the imperative of a more sustainable future.

  • Finding Solutions to Maintain Toronto’s Densest Affordable Housing

    March 13, 2020

    Aging high-rise residential towers in the city of Toronto are home to nearly 13 percent of the current population, but are falling behind on maintenance. A ULI Advisory Services panel was invited to evaluate a range of solutions.

  • What Do CRE Tenants Want? Workplaces as Customizable Tools

    April 22, 2019

    The commercial real estate sector must adjust to a trend in which corporate tenants increasingly see buildings as tools to recruit and retain talent and boost workforce productivity, panelists said at the ULI Spring Meeting in Nashville. Real estate developers need to focus on designing innovative, customized spaces and offering amenities that help their tenants meet their strategic goals concerning human capital.

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