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?
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