CUI November 2016 Newsletter

Sharing program updates, event alerts and good news from CUI

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.

Sharing Outcomes

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, PCLLoblawAirbnbTD 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.

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2017 CUI Membership

Click here to become a CUI Member for 2017 or renew your current membership. Members receive discounted rates to all CUI events. 

Get Involved

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: