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KPMB at the 2023 ULI Spring Meeting

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May 15, 2023

This year, the ULI Spring Meeting will be held in Toronto for the first time ever and we’re pleased to be participating in four exclusive tours across the city.  

From the award-winning Downsview Framework Plan which proposes redeveloping the Downsview Airport north of Toronto into a vibrant and accessible 15-minute city to the transformed campus at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), our team will be showcasing some of our most groundbreaking projects yet. 

Tour Details:  

Regent Park and Alexandra Park: The Replanning of Toronto’s Pre-Planned Affordable Housing Projects 

KPMB Speakers: Bruno Weber 

Date: May 16, 2023 

Time: 8:30am – 12pm 

As part of a tour focused on highlighting projects that show how private-sector participation can advance public policy and community objectives, Partner Bruno Weber will discuss the process, challenges, and spatial organization behind The Wyatt, a residential project that offers grade level retail and generous landscaped sidewalks and makes Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood more attainable for mixed-income residents. 

A New Community Takes Off: Building a 15-Minute City at Downsview 

KPMB Speakers: Kevin Bridgman, Laurence Holland 

Date: May 16, 2023 

Time: 9am – 4pm 

Under the Downsview Framework Plan, over 80,000 residents will have access to public transit, affordable housing units, community-led initiatives like markets, maker spaces and urban farms, and thousands of jobs.  

Partner Kevin Bridgman and associate Laurence Holland will join project partners Henning Larsen, SLA, and Urban Strategies to share insights on creating a master plan backed by community consultation, and envisions complete, connected communities founded upon design principles that are equitable, accessible and sustainable.   

Exclusive NEXT Tour 

KPMB Speakers: Shirley Blumberg  

Date: May 17, 2023 

Time: 8am – 1pm 

With a focus on vertical communities, founding partner Shirley Blumberg will spotlight the Fort York Library and 150 Dan Leckie Way. 

Designed with large families in mind, 150 Dan Leckie Way addresses the increasing demand for affordable rental housing for families in our rapidly growing city.  

Libraries foster literacy, create healthy communities, and provide public spaces for people to gather. The Fort York Library is no exception. A multi-award-winning project, its multi-level layout and large atrium makes it a warm, open space for study, event programming, and community activities. 

On May 18, from 1– 2pm, Blumberg will also participate in a panel discussion highlighting key themes of the Regent Park Revitalization. 

Community Well-Being: How Toronto Developments are Building Around Healthy Lifestyles 

KPMB Speakers: Mitchell Hall 

Date: May 17, 2023 

Time: 8:15am – 12pm 

Designed by KPMB Architects and TreanorHL, the upcoming Research & Discovery Centre at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) will culminate our 20-plus-year contribution to the campus and it will be a global symbol of CAMH’s commitment to ending the stigma associated with mental health and investing in ambitious brain research. 

Partner Mitchell Hall will discuss the intersection of architecture, city planning and mental health care and share how design can be used to create more open, healthier, and connected communities. 

ULI members can register for events here.