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Improving Urban Performance
What's New at CUI
We are building community and supporting informed decision making on the following projects:
- Scaling-up Affordable Home Ownership: on November 7, in partnership with Evergreen Cityworks, CUI hosted a national workshop to discuss actions to support affordable home ownership. Funded by the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA), the workshop brought together 18 different organizations and companies from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. The meeting resulted in a shared statement summarizing the groups recommendations for federal action on affordable home ownership. Read theAffordable Home Ownership Factsheet developed by CUI & CHBA.
- Toronto Ward Boundaries: we presented our findings on the Toronto Ward Boundary Review to City of Toronto Council in early November. Toronto Council voted 28-13 to adopt our Recommended Wards (47 Wards) as the new ward structure for Toronto. The new wards can last for the next four municipal elections.
LightSavers National Summit
On November 18, LightSavers Canada presented its 2016 National Summit in Toronto to exchange ideas on innovative Canadian and international outdoor lighting projects that drive energy efficiency and create connected, intelligent communities and presented the first annualLightSavers Innovation Awards. Outcomes from the presentations and panel discussions will be used to inform two upcoming LightSavers' publications.
Urban Leadership Awards
On November 21, we held our 13th Annual Urban Leadership Awards at the historic Great Hall in Toronto. Over 150 attendees joined us to celebrate this year’s winners: Ratna Omidvar, Wilmot and Judy Matthews, Martha Shuttleworth, Agazi Afewerki & the Aga Khan Museum. We would like to thank our urban steward sponsors, PCL, Loblaw, Airbnb, TD and Insurance Bureau of Canada, and our community builder sponsors, Hatch and Aird & Berlis LLP, for making the night possible. Urban Toronto’s article on the event can be found here.
- Annual Meeting with the Chief Planner hosted by CUI & NRU Publishing (Dec 2)
Sharing event news from organizations in our network:
- 2016 Brownie Awards hosted by Actual Media and the Canadian Brownfields Network (Nov 29)
- The Laneway Project presents The (Lane)way Forward: 2016 Laneway Summit and Exhibit (Nov 30)
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2017 CUI Membership
Join the City of Toronto's Committee of Adjustment
Want to help make decisions to guide land use in neighbourhoods across Toronto?The City of Toronto is seeking skilled and experienced residents to join the Committee of Adjustment, an independent quasi-judicial tribunal that hears applications for minor zoning variances and land severances. Applicants should have expertise in such areas as municipal law, urban planning, architecture, decision-making, and mediation.
Applications are due Friday December 30th and more information can be found here: https://secure.toronto.ca/pa/decisionBody/49.do.