Toronto of the Future launches in June

Leading players in real estate and architecture will introduce the Toronto of the Future® in a unique display of ideas for commercial, industrial and residential developments and urban infrastructure and transportation projects that will shape Canada’s most dynamic city for years to come.

Toronto of the Future® is a free exhibit of major architectural concepts to be held from June 1-5, 2015 at MetroCentre/Metro Hall, located at 55 John Street in Toronto. The event’s title sponsors are Oxford Properties Group and Brookfield Canada Office Properties, and NAIOP Greater Toronto is the exhibit’s orincipal supporting association, on behalf of the development industry.

This not-to-be missed event will feature groundbreaking 3D scale models, illustrations, renderings and virtual presentations from top architects, contractors, developers and government agencies, including the City Planning Division of the City of Toronto. The displays will include various projects under construction, approved, planned or envisioned, but all will inspire the conversation of the evolution of a great city. Key stakeholders from the private and public sectors will be brought together to demonstrate to the public and media their leadership in contributing to the evolution of Toronto. Thousands of visitors are expected to tour the showcase, in addition to the many people who pass through Metro Hall/MetroCentre every day.

Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City Planning Division of the City of Toronto, the official host of the exhibition at Metro Hall, declares: “Toronto is leading all cities in the Western Hemisphere with respect to the unprecedented scale of urbanization, redevelopment and renewal in this metropolitan area. The trend that we are experiencing is expected to be a permanent characteristic in the evolution of our city. As a result, the timing is excellent to present Toronto of the Future®”.

Admission is free to all. Hours of operation are:

Monday—12:00 noon to 4:00pm
Tuesday—9:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday—9:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday—9:00am to 9:00pm
Friday—9:00am to 5:00pm

Taking place with great success in Montreal every two years since 2006 under the title Montreal du Futur, a Toronto version of this unique public event has been organized to showcase multiple major commercial-office, residential and institutional real estate projects as well as transportation/infrastructure projects that will shape the skyline of Metropolitan Toronto over the next few years. This free event will bring together several key business and civic organizations who contribute to the future development of the city, as well as the media and the general public.

For the first time, Toronto of the Future® will bring together key real estate stakeholders in a unique neutral, educational and information-sharing setting. This urban development and infrastructure event will attract significant media exposure and public interest. The event will feature a minimum of 25 exhibitors, most showcasing multiple projects, including commercial – office and retail; residential (including mixed use); institutional/civic; and infrastructure/transportation.

Target audiences of Toronto of the Future® include: sponsor, exhibitor and media representatives; key stakeholders and industry leaders in real estate and development; architecture and design professionals; skyscraper fans including members of several specialized blogs; graduate university students in the field; and the general public.

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