Randall Lewis/Building Healthy Places Forum at the Spring Meeting in Toronto

The 10th in the series of Building Healthy Places Forums will be held in conjunction with ULI’s Spring Meeting in Toronto, Canada.

The day long Forum, generously supported by ULI Foundation Governor Randall Lewis, will bring together leaders in health, wellness, and real estate to showcase and share what they are doing, planning, and observing in the field. The Forum promises to be a content-heavy, interactive, and dynamic exchange of ideas.

The Forum is organized in collaboration with ULI member leaders and will focus on sharing information about Toronto-based projects at the intersection of health and the built environment and applying lessons from these projects to the work of Forum participants who will gather from across the country.

The Forum will take place on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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When: Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Forum participants will meet at Sidewalk Labs 307 (307 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M5A 1C1, Canada) and visit multiple venues throughout the day.
Cost: A registration fee is required to attend the Forum
Member early registration (ends 3/31): $125 / CAD$165
Member registration: $175 / CAD$230

Registration is separate from the ULI Spring Meeting registration fee.

Following the Forum, attendees are invited to attend ULI’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance Happy Hour starting at 5 p.m. The full program agenda will be posted in January.

Forum Goals:

  • Provide a place for ULI members who are passionate about health and development to engage.
  • Offer the opportunity for ULI members to share knowledge and insights.
  • Showcase the latest work being done at ULI and other organizations on health and real estate.

Learn about past Forums


The Forum is open to all ULI Full and Associate members attending the Spring Meeting; however, a separate registration is required (opening in January). If you are interested in attending, please email us at health@uli.org. Please note that we prefer no more than two people per organization to attend. The number of participants is limited based on venue capacity.

To facilitate dialogue, we will create a handbook featuring a brief biography and photo of all participants. Please send your bio and photo to health@uli.org after registering. Note: If you attended a previous Forum, please send your updated bio or photo.

Draft Agenda:

7:15 a.m.–7:30 a.m.Bus from Metro Toronto Convention Centre to 307 (Sidewalk Labs Toronto)
7:30 a.m.Meet at 307 (Sidewalk Labs Toronto)

307 is home to Sidewalk Labs Toronto, the Alphabet/Google company charged with reimagining cities. Here the team is exploring ideas to shape Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront and meet targets for jobs creation, sustainability, housing, mobility, and urban innovation (including data privacy and digital governance).
7:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–8:15 a.m.Welcome, Introductions
8:15 a.m.–9:15 a.m.Panel: The Future of Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront with Sidewalk Labs
9:15 a.m.–9:40 a.m.Tour: 307, Sidewalk Labs’ Urban Innovation Center
9:40 a.m.–10:30 a.m.Break and Bus to Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)

The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) is a Toronto-based social enterprise that specializes in the creation of shared workspaces for people and organizations with a social mission. CSI seeks to connect and incubate social innovators though programmatic, strategic, administrative and/or financial services.
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Presentation: Lessons from North of the Border

Ray Tomalty and Alan Mallach, Canadian and America urban researchers, explore how Canada, a country similar to the US in many respects, has fostered healthier urban centers and more energy and resource efficient suburban growth.
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.Lunch
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.Panel: Rethinking Toronto’s Social Housing- Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park is a 1970s social housing community in Downtown Toronto and the first operated as co-op by its own tenants. In partnership with existing residents and Tridel (one of Canada’s largest privately held residential real estate groups), Toronto Community Housing is leading an extensive 18-acre revitalization of the area with newly developed public spaces, retails shops, and 1,500 privately owned residential units.
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.Tour: Alexandra Park and Surrounding Neighborhood
2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.Break; Return to Centre for Social Innovation
2:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m.Group Discussion: ULI BHP/Product Council Opportunity
4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.Wrap Up, Adjourn
4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.Bus or walk to CSEP Happy Hour
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.CSEP Happy Hour

Celebrate progress in promoting health, sustainability and resilience in buildings and communities with ULI’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance.

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