10 November 2021, EST (UTC-5)

Organized by the CTBUH Canada Chapter and CTBUH Toronto Committee



Event Overview

CTBUH in Toronto to discuss the critical issues facing the urban realm today, including carbon footprint, the changing climate, social justice, and human health. This multi-modal event will include virtual presentations, a walking tour highlighting current projects in the city and how they are addressing these issues, and a networking reception. Put on some comfortable shoes and get ready to make meaningful connections across the industry in an engaging environment.

Login details for the virtual presentations will be provided to registrants in advance of the program.


  • Half-day event
  • Virtual presentations (12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST) by James Parakh, Anton Davies, and more
  • City walking tour (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST), exploring the theme of “Towers and Transit” touring tall buildings including Union Station, CIBC Square, Pinnacle 1 Yonge, Sugar Wharf, and 160 Front Street West.
  • Networking reception (6:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST)
  • Time zone: EST (UTC-5)


Event details are subject to change.

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Session 1—Virtual Presentations

James Parakh

Urban Design Manager, City of Toronto Planning Department

"Urban Habitat around the World"

Anton Davies

Founding Partner, RWDI

"Wind and Thermal Comfort in the Public Realm: New Guidance Initiatives"

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Session 2—Walking Tour

Walking Tour of Downtown Toronto: Towers and Transit

65 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario

The Toronto CTBUH walk this year will explore the theme of “Towers and Transit” touring tall buildings in the vicinity of the recently renovated Union Station. Over the last decade Union Station, which is Toronto’s Main transit station, has been undergoing significant expansions. Tour participants will tour the new transit concourses, retail establishments and a terminal for the Union Pearson “UP” express which is the direct train from Pearson International Airport to downtown. Other buildings which will be toured include CIBC Square, Pinnacle 1 Yonge, Sugar Wharf and 160 Front Street West. **Please note that due to logistical constraints, only the first 35 registrants will be able to participate in the Walking Tour.**

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Session 3—Networking Reception

Prenup Pub

191 College St, Toronto, Ontario

Following the walking tour, a networking reception will be held on the second floor of the Prenup Pub.


Early Bird Rate
(Payment on or before 8 October)
Regular Rate
(Payment after 8 October)
Half Day Program
Includes: Virtual presentations, walking tour, and networking reception

Please note that the above rates are based on pricing for CTBUH Platinum Members. Price will vary depending on your membership level. Non-member rates are approximately 25% higher than listed above.

+ Read the general payment and cancellation notes

Payments: Registration payments are required to be paid in US Dollars (USD), at the rates portrayed, irrespective of daily exchange rate fluctuations. Registrations are not confirmed until payment is received. If a payment is not received within 24 hours of registration, then the registration may be canceled.

Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund, minus a $75 administrative cancellation fee (per delegate) will be given if written notice of cancellation is received by 8 October 2021. No refund will be given for cancellation after 8 October 2021 due to costs incurred by CTBUH for each delegate at that time. No refunds will be given for those who register at an incorrect rate. No refunds will be given for those who do not attend the conference. If you cannot attend the conference we are happy to accept a substitute colleague without penalty up to 13 October 2021. No substitutions are allowed after 13 October 2021. All refunds will be handled after the conference.

Reimbursement Policy: If a delegate wishes to remain registered but change their selections and this is possible within the terms of the Cancellation Policy above, then a US US$30 administration and bank fee (per delegate) will be charged on any reimbursement refund.


Email the CTBUH Events team for more information: [email protected]

Additional Notes:
+Program details are subject to change.

Attendees’ health and safety is of paramount concern to CTBUH. Local events will implement health and safety protocols appropriate to the public health circumstances existing at the time of the conference, and in accordance with local guidelines. Compliance with some or all of the protocols adopted by CTBUH may be mandatory for attendance at in-person events. Additional health and safety measures, and any necessary consents by you, will be communicated to attendees in advance of the event.