Mixed Use Communities: Toronto’s King West Neighbourhood
Written By: Rob Spanier | April 19th, 2012
The Urban Symposim will be held at the Thompson Hotel, Toronto, April 19 and 20, 2012.The Symposium will open on Thursday at 1pm for onsite registration with sessions scheduled from 2-5pm, with a working dinner and discussion at the Thompson Hotel to follow. Friday registration will be open at 7:30 am with sessions from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. (Please note times are approximate and subject to change).
Rob Spanier is the Senior Vice President of LiveWorkLearnPlay (LWLP), an international urban development and advisory firm with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Austin, and Nashville. LWLP is dedicated to creating and redeveloping iconic mixed-use real estate projects, and has extensive experience in the planning and implementation of large-scale, mixed-use urban real estate developments.
With over 13 years of international ‘hands-on’ experience in mixed-use development and deal making, Rob has helped develop over 30 large-scale projects in North America, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean. Before joining LWLP, Rob spent five years with Intrawest Corporation creating globally renowned mixed-use destination resort towns. During his time with Intrawest, he led an international leasing team that completed over 300 retail, restaurant and entertainment deals.
Most recently, Rob has been involved in projects such as the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Athletes Village, The City of Mississauga, Ontario, and Cadillac Fairview’s Shops at Don Mills. Rob is the Vice Chair of The Urban Land Institute - Toronto District Council, and is actively involved with The Congress for New Urbanism.