Team News

Urban Leadership Day 2015

On December 4 CUI hosted Urban Leadership Day at Artscape's newest venue the Sandbox. The morning kicked-off with our Annual Meeting with Toronto's Chief Planner with NRU Publishing and was followed by CUI's presentation of the 2015 Urban Leadership Awards program. Thank you to all who attended! ‪#‎togrows‬ ‪#‎ULD2015‬

Thank you to CBC and UrbanToronto for post-event coverage! And thank you to our sponsors: Loblaw Real Estate, TD, Aird & Berlis, KPMG for helping to make this event possible.

New CUI Directors bring fresh perspectives on city building, policy and stakeholder engagement.

CUI is excited to announce the appointment of three new board members:

  • John Campbell, President & CEO, Waterfront Toronto
  • Bruce Peever Senior Manager, KPMG Hamilton
  • Megan Wallingford Analyst, Sustainalytics

Our new Chair is Andréa Callà, a Senior Executive with Tridel, with Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas, P.Eng. as Vice-Chair. CUI thanks Marni Cappe, who served as Chair for the 2014-2015 term. Marni will continue as a Director. We also thank departing Directors Tanzeel Merchant and Winnie Shi.

Learn more about CUI's Governance structure here.

Read our 2014 Annual Report here.

CUI Recieves 2015 Toronto Foundation Vital Ideas Grant

CUI Recieves 2015 Toronto Foundation Vital Ideas Grant

The Toronto Foundation has officially announced the 2015 Vital Ideas grant recipients. This year 18 high-impact initiatives received funding including the Canadian Urban Institute. CUI’s grant will help launch Project YU – engaging young urbanists as city building thought leaders.

Get to know Jonathan Critchley: CUI's GIS Specialist

Jonathan Critchley is CUI's GIS Specialist started with us in February. He took planning at Dalhousie and a graduate degree in GIS at Ryerson, where he also teaches GIS part-time. In the responses below, Jonathan sums up his experience at CUI so far, talks about the importance of datasets, who we should be following on Twitter and more.