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

ULI Toronto Transit Oriented Development

With the announced $28 billion regional transit plan, the provincial government is seeking to capture a significant amount of the land value created by its massive infrastructure investments. It’s a new approach to funding public infrastructure and delivering transit oriented development - promising to play a significant role in project planning and implementation timelines with nearly two-thirds of the plan’s funding to be sourced by other levels of government and benefiting land owners. What does success look like across the region and what are the implications for public agencies and regional municipalities?

Global Context Setting:
Omid Nakhaei, Associate Principal, Arup Canada
Rowan Mills, Transaction Advisory Practice Leader, Arup
Leslie Woo, Chief Development Officer, Metrolinx + Infrastructure Ontario
Brian Johnston, CEO, CreateTO
Jason Bevan, Planning Strategies Director, City of Mississauga
Marcia Wallace, Assistant Deputy Minister, Municipal Affairs and Housing

ULI Toronto: House Divided Book Launch

ULI Toronto invites you to the launch of House Divided, published by Coach House Books. As Toronto faces a housing crisis, how should planners and the development industry rethink the way the city is growing? This anthology looks at the single-family "Yellowbelt" and suggests how the missing middle could help create a more affordable and inclusive Toronto. The event will feature a presentation by co-editor John Lorinc, and a panel discussion including co-editors Alex Bozikovic and Cheryll Case. Copies of House Divided will be available for purchase.

John Lorinc, Author & Journalist

Cheryll Case, Principal, CP Planning

Cherise Burda, Executive Director, Ryerson City Building Institute
Alex Bozikovic, Architecture Critic, The Globe and Mail
Geoff Kettel, Co-Chair,Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations
Leona Savoie, Senior Vice President Development, Hullmark Developments