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Urban design

  • New project targets empty-nester market gap

    November 16, 2017 by

    What’s an empty-nester baby boomer to do? There are plenty of options for group and assisted living. But up to now, downsizing boomers who want to continue to live independently and age gracefully in place in their own house have

  • Why Does Public Art Matter?

    July 18, 2016 by David Allison

    There is research galore that proves we can create new synaptic connections in our brain if we alter the most mundane of our daily tasks even slightly. Cross the street at a different corner than you have done before. Eat

  • Feature Urban Planning

    Walk With Joy

    May 4, 2016 by Richard Joy

    ULI Toronto’s Executive Director hits the road to talk with GTA planning officials about what challenges they face.

  • Kengo Kuma reveals details for his first North American, large-scale tower in Vancouver

    May 3, 2016 by

    Architect Kengo Kuma has revealed plans for his first North American, large-scale residential tower in Vancouver. Being called Alberni by Kuma, the proposed the 43-storey tower near the entrance to Vancouver’s Stanley Park is being led by Kengo Kuma and

  • Up and Away

    May 2, 2016 by Peter Sobchak

    Dancing about architecture may be impossible (or “stupid,” if I want to accurately quote Elvis Costello, who coined the phrase), but “acting” about architecture? As High-Rise, a new film directed by Ben Wheatley and based on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel,

  • Regent Park revitalization adds international commercial tenants

    April 18, 2016 by

    Regent Park’s commercial footprint will soon expand with two international food service chains. Newest tenants slated to open this summer will include a 2,045 square foot Wendy’s restaurant located at Dundas Street and Sumach Street, and a combined 1,321 square

  • News

    Trees in the Public Realm: Staying Alive

    April 12, 2016 by

    Trees make our cities healthier, more resilient, enjoyable and prosperous.  Yet, many new urban trees don’t live longer than 10 years and many opportunities to plant new trees are missed. This session looks at the challenges trees face in the

  • Projects in nine cities receive National Urban Design Awards

    April 11, 2016 by

    Nine cities across Canada “have been enriched by the addition of remarkable urban design initiatives,” says the jury of the 2016 National Urban Design Awards. “The quality of the submissions this year was impressive,” said the three-member jury. “These unique solutions

  • News

    Meet the Chiefs

    March 23, 2016 by

    ULI Toronto’s 2nd annual regional gala event for the professional land use community celebrating the synergies between the private and public sectors. We invite you to an evening with senior municipal and provincial planning and development officials of the Toronto Region. Attendees will enjoy

  • Open call for artwork to be suspended over Les Jardins Gamelin

    March 10, 2016 by

    The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership is proud to announce a competition for the commissioning of a public artwork to be suspended over Place Émilie-Gamelin. The work, which will be presented for the first time from May to October 2017, will

  • Calgary Municipal Land Corporation and Calgary Stampede create strategic alliance

    February 19, 2016 by

    Calgary Municipal Land Corporation and Calgary Stampede have been neighbours, literally, since 2007 when the development company moved into East Village and began to deliver a master plan vision for the East Village neighbourhood. Like all good neighbours, the two

  • Cold Comfort

    February 19, 2016 by Rhys Phillips

    It’s time Canadian cities embraced their “true north” character, and all the seasons that go with it.