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NEXT SIMCOE CHAPTER DINNER MEETING

"YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR: IS IT TIME TO DIVERSIFY FUNDING SOURCES FOR CANADIAN CITIES?"

 

DATE: Tuesday, February 21, 2017


LOCATION: University Club of Toronto
, 380 University Avenue 

 

SPEAKER: Dr. Enid Slack, Director, Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto


NETWORKING RECEPTION: 6:00 p.m.
DINNER:
7:00 p.m.
PRESENTATION:
8:00 p.m.

 

Canadian cities face many challenges – changing demographics, increased income inequality, increasingly complex expenditure demands, deteriorating infrastructure, and more. These challenges have been increasing but the revenues available to cities to respond to them have remained roughly the same – property taxes, user fees, and transfers from federal and provincial governments.

For a long time, Canadian cities have been calling for access to more taxes, comparable with what large U.S. and European cities have. This presentation will look at whether Canadian cities should have access to more tax sources, which taxes would be best, and how we gain public trust to raise taxes.

Dr. Enid Slack is the Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. Recognized as one of Canada's foremost experts in municipal finance, Enid has been working in this field for over 35 years and is respected nationally and internationally for her research on property taxes and other aspects of municipal finance.

 

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SIMCOE CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETING

AND INDUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

 

 

INDUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

 

Congratulations to our new members, who were inducted during the Chapter's 49th Annual Meeting and Induction of New Members, held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016:

 

Michael Bissett

Partner

Bousfields Inc.


Carlo Bonanni

Vice President, Land and Development Planning

Build Toronto


Brian Bridgeman

Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development

Regional Municipality of Durham


Paula Bustard

Director of Development

SmartREIT


Jamie Cook

Director

Watson & Associates Economists Ltd.


Eileen Costello

Partner

Aird & Berlis LLP


Greg Dunn

Principal

Adamson Associates


Andrew Ferancik

Principal

Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Ltd.


Derek Goring

Vice President of Development

First Gulf Corporation


Kyle Knoeck

Manager of Community Planning

City of Toronto


Harriet Lewis

Consultant


Anne McIlroy

Partner

Brook McIlroy


Tanzeel Merchant

Director, Partnerships and Consultation

Ontario Growth Secretariat, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing


Aaron Platt

Partner

Davies Howe Partners LLP Lawyers


Robyn Rabinowitz

Director of Land Development

Plazacorp Investments Limited


Michael Tedesco

President

Tedesco Engineering


Eldon Theodore

Partner

MHBC


Emma West

Partner

Bousfields Inc.

 

 

PRESIDENT'S AWARD OF RECOGNITION

 

Robert McBride was honoured by the Chapter as the recipient of the 2016 President’s Award  in recognition of his remarkable career in transportation consulting and his influence on Toronto’s growth. Click HERE to read Chapter President Bronwyn Krog's remarks.

 

 

SLATE OF DIRECTORS FOR 2O16-18

 

During the Annual Meeting, the following members were elected to the Simcoe Chapter Board of Directors for the 2016-18 term:

 

Scott Burns  President

Jason Park  Vice President and Chair, Membership

David McKay  Vice President and Chair, Programs

Russell Mathew  Treasurer

Julian Jacobs  Secretary

Paul Ferris  Chair, Communications

Laura Taylor  Chair, Academic Liaison

 

Members at Large:

Robert Glover

Paul Johnston

Adrian Litavski

Loretta Ryan

Agnieszka Wloch

 

Ex Officio, Non-voting Members:

 

Bronwyn Krog  Immediate Past President

Robert McBride  International First Vice President


 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

 

NEXT SIMCOE CHAPTER DINNER MEETING

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Royal Canadian Military Institute

426 University Avenue

 

"The Impact of Foreign Investors and Visitors in Toronto"

 

Confirmed Speakers:


Richard Cook

Principal, Jorden Cook Associates, Vancouver

 

Hunter Milborne

CEO, Milbourne Real Estate Inc.

 

FALL 2016 LAND ECONOMICS WEEKEND

 

LAI’s Fall 2016 Land Economics Weekend was held in Toronto from September 22-24, 2016.

 

Congratulation to the LEW Organizing Committee, co-chaired by Russell Mathew and Leslie Yager, for an outstanding event!

 

Click HERE to read the thank you letter from Stephen Gragg, International President of LAI.

 

To view the presentations and photos from the LEW, please visit LAI’s web site at:

https://www.lai.org/land-economics-weekend-scribe-reports.

 

Click HERE to view the 2016 LEW Guide.

 

For information regarding Lambda Alpha International or the Land Economics Foundation

click here:  LAILEF