Affordability and Resilience - The Challenge of Tower Renewal in Private Rental Apartment Buildings

When and Where

Friday, February 28, 2020 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Campbell Conference Facility
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
1 Devonshire Pl, Toronto, ON M5S 3K7


Moderator: Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão
Jim Heid, Panel Chair, Founder, Urban Green, LLC, Healdsburg, CA
Bradford Dockser, Chief Executive Office, Co-Founder, Green Generation, Bethesda, MD
Billy Grayson, Executive Director, Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC
Purnima Kapur, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, New York, NY
Bill Lashbrook, Senior Vice President, PNC Real Estate, East Brunswick, NJ
Laura London, Associate Director, Real Estate Development, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Arlington, VA
Elizabeth Propp, Senior Vice President, The Community Preservation Corporation, New York, NY



The City of Toronto is partnering with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the School of Cities to bring international experts to Toronto to explore one of its biggest resilience challenges: retrofitting our aging apartment towers. Experts from across North America will form an Advisory Panel and visit Toronto during the week of February 24 to learn about Toronto's challenges, meet with leaders on this topic, and make recommendations. 

These recommendations will be shared at a public form forum on Friday, February 28 at 9am.

The Advisory Panel will focus on solutions that encourages broad investment in the improving private apartment towers while maintaining rents at affordable levels for residents.

Come and be part of the conversation about the future of Toronto's rental apartment towers as the Advisory Panelists share their findings and recommendations. 


City of Toronto, Tower Renewal Partnership, Urban Land Institute (ULI)


1 Devonshire Pl, Toronto, ON M5S 3K7