Client Appreciation 45th Anniversary Party

Bousfields Inc. is one of the pre-eminent community planning firms in Ontario with special expertise in urban design, planning policy, community design, development approvals, community consultation and project management. Bousfields offers a full range of land use planning and urban design services to the development industry, municipalities and government agencies.

In addition, as land use planning and urban design specialists, the firm is frequently a prominent team player within multi-disciplinary consortium of firms having complementary skills. We quite often act as the prime facilitator or project manager coordinating the overall project design and working with a number of different landowners and municipal staff.

ULI Toronto: Urbanizing Suburbia: The Nordic Solution

From its innovation super corridor, to its young, diverse, educated population, the City of Brampton is brimming with potential. ULI Toronto, in partnership with Nordic City Solutions, Ryerson University and the City of Brampton, is hosting a panel discussion at the Rose Theatre. This event will be an opportunity to explore Nordic strategies for city-building and how such strategy can be applied to Brampton, one of Canada's youngest, culturally diverse and the second fastest growing city.

Join Nordic experts from Helsinki and Denmark as they discuss development in terms of mobility, affordable housing, and complete communities. Topics will also include tapping the innovation economy, the transformation of post war suburbs and the simplification of civic operations in dealing more effectively with ‘city building’ and stewardship.

Prior to the panel ULI Toronto is bringing international cuisines to the City of Brampton. Experience the diversity of Brampton for yourself through food and drink from around the world, with food menu orchestrated by nationally-acclaimed CBC food critic, Suresh Doss. Don't miss your chance to meet and network with local and Nordic experts and engage in city-building discussion topics.

KEYNOTE: Nordic Integrated-Transformation

Helsinki: Jani Moliis, Vice-Director, Economic Development, City of Helsinki

Learn from the City of Helsinki on how their push to an innovative economy has translated into successful urban regeneration in areas of suburban transformation, transit-oriented development and the reorganization of civic government to prioritize city building.

Ken Greenberg, Principal, Greenberg Consultants

PANEL DISCUSSION: Nordic Solutions: Mobility, Affordable Housing & Complete Communities
Helsinki: Jani Moliis, Vice-Director, Economic Development, City of Helsinki
Helsinki: Chris Morris, Architect, ALA Architects
Denmark: Carsten Primdahl, Founding Partner & Architect, CEBRA Architects
Cherise Burda, Executive Director, Ryerson City Building Institute

Hear from local and international experts on the Nordic city building experience. Learn how Nordic cities and countries are planning for complete communities with an emphasis on mobility and housing, and how we can examine and implement these in a suburban Canadian context.

5:30 pm – 6:45 pm: Networking & Brampton Taste of Culture
7:00 pm – 7:20 pm: Introduction: Urbanizing Suburbia
7:20 pm – 7:45 pm: Keynote: Nordic-Integrated Transformation
7:45 pm – 8:25pm : Nordic City Solutions Panel

ULI Toronto: Proptech - Shark Tank

Join ULI Toronto’s evening of pitching PropTech! Up-and-coming Toronto-based PropTech companies will present their budding businesses in front of three established ‘Sharks’ in the PropTech industry. After rigorous questioning, the Sharks, and audience, will vote on whether they would be willing to give funding to these groups or not. Come out and join the intensity!


Kaspar Shahzada, IoT Leader, Deloitte


Thano Lambrinos, VP, Smart Building Technology, Digital Innovation, QuadReal
Mary Criebardis Singh, Head of Ventures, R-Labs
Angela Choi, Manager - Value Creation Services, M&A Advisory, Deloitte

ULI Toronto: The New Deal Structure - Understanding the Emerging Opportunities for Development around Transit

A year into its mandate, the new Ford government has set forward a plan to aggressively advance the twin pursuits of accelerating the expansion of regional transit infrastructure and urban density. How can the development industry respond to the new policy climate and public investments - and what are the opportunities that may emerge at the intersection of these objectives?

Overview Presentation

Moderator: John Matheson, Partner & General Counsel, StrategyCorp
Panel 1: Transit Infrastructure
What are the key features and opportunities of the new regional transit plan and what is the state of its financing? What does “the private sector paying for stations” look like and where?

Glenn Miller, Senior Associate, Canadian Urban Institute
Lorrie McKee, Director, Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations, GTAA
Michael Sutherland, Director, Urban Solutions, Hatch

Panel 2: Planning Lens
Exploring how Bill 108 and other legislative reforms intersect with the goal of encouraging densification around station areas.
Jocelyn Deeks
, Principal, Bousfields Inc.
Melissa Winch, Partner, Cassels Brock
Ed Sajecki, Partner, Sajecki Planning & Senior Advisor, StrategyCorp

Panel 3: The Deal Structure
The economics of making a deal on public land and what needs to happen in order for it to be successful.
Iain Dobson
, Co-Founder, Strategic Regional Research Alliance
Scott Walker, Partner, N. Barry Lyon Consultants

Panel 4: Developer Lens
Ground-truthing the market response to the opportunities offered through the new policy landscape and infrastructure investments.

Todd Cullen
, Director, Acquisitions & Development, Fieldgate Properties Ltd.
Derek Goring, Senior Vice President, Development, First Gulf Corporation
Laurie Payne, Vice President, Development, DiamondCorp
Toby Wu, Senior Vice President, Development, Eastern Canada, QuadReal Property Group