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LD Tour of Friday Harbour Resort in Innisfil REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Start/End Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019 2:30 PM - Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:00 PM
District: Lakeland District

Friday Harbour Resort in Innisfil

Meet in front of the Starbucks at the Boardwalk

TOUR OF FRIDAY HARBOUR RESORT IN INNISFIL Bus tour, walking tour and apres tour snacks at the Beach Club

Friday Harbour Resort wasn’t designed to be a place. It was designed to be a destination. Come and tour the grounds and facilities of Friday Harbour Resort in Innisfil. It's going to be a great event to hear about the planning of the project and see the progress to date. The tour is bus / walking combined and will end with a reception at the Beach Club. This is the event you've been waiting for!


Thursday May 2, 2019 @ 2:30 pm @ Friday Harbour Resort, Innisfil, Ontario

Fee to register: $35.00 Generous hors d'heurves will be served. Drinks are extra. Fee includes bus transportation throughout the resort for the tour.

A limited amount of walking is involved with this tour.

Space is limited! 


2019 City of Hamilton Urban Design and Architecture Awards

Start/End Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:00 AM - Friday, June 14, 2019 4:00 PM
District: Ontario

To view submission requirements, download the submission package template and complete the online form, visit: www.hamilton.ca/designawards

E-mail: designawards@hamilton.ca or telephone: 905-546 2424 ext. 1291

The City of Hamilton formally opens the call for submissions for the 8th biennial Urban Design and Architecture Awards. The Awards program is now accepting submissions until Friday, June 14, 2019 by 4:00 pm. The Awards Program celebrates design excellence in our city, which is integral to a vibrant and sustainable community that fosters a high quality of life.
The City is reaching out to all architects, consultants, contractors, engineers, landscape architects, planners, owners, urban designers and students to submit your best projects. Projects can include adaptive reuse, additions, alterations, new buildings, brownfield redevelopment, master plans, ecological restoration, installations, landscapes, open spaces, parks, planning studies, public art, streetscapes and student work.
A high quality, well designed urban environment brings economic and social benefits to its citizens, and the Awards recognize and celebrate this.


Managing Skills for Professional Planners - May 24, 2019 SOLD OUT

Start/End Date: Friday, May 24, 2019 8:30 AM - Friday, May 24, 2019 5:00 PM
District: Ontario

Global Knowledge Centre

2 Bloor St E, 31st Fl.

Toronto, ON   M5H 2V4




Course Outline: 

Are you a professional planner who is about to, or already has transitioned to a more senior role in your organization? Are you looking for ways to develop your skills as a manager or leader? Participate in OPPI’s Managing Skills for Planners course to learn tools and techniques to help you effectively manage teams or departments. Learn more about this course on OPPI’s Programs & Events page.


OPPI wants you to go green! Please note that OPPI does not provide printed resources for course registrants. Instead, you will be provided with digital resources approximately two weeks before the commencement of the course and are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet with you on the day of the event.  


Course Instructor: 

Mellissa Last is a Certified Training and Development Professional with extensive project management experience. She has managed complex and highly strategic projects from inception to deployment and beyond involving stakeholders across multiple business units. She has experience in the Telecommunications, Retail, and Financial Services industries. 



Jane's Walk - Severed Connections:The Jackson Creek Story

Start/End Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:00 PM - Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:00 PM
District: Lakeland District

All are welcome to attend this free event.

The walk will take place in two parts, people are welcome to stay for the whole walk, or to join or leave us at the mid-way point:

1:00pm - We'll meet at the old railway station at 175 George St. and follow the creek to Fleming Park (240-256 Brock St).
2:30pm - Beginning at Fleming Park (240-256 Brock St) we will follow the creek up to Jackson Park.
4:00pm - The walk will end at Jackson Park.
The route will consist of city sidewalks, street crossings, paved alleys and parking garages, paved trails, and gravel trails. There will be plenty of breaks for conversation. The route will be linear, the starting and ending points are about 2.6km apart on foot (roughly 30-40min walk). Please let us know at janeswalkptbo@gmail.com if you have any accommodation needs.

Jackson Creek has been a focal point of Peterborough's economic, social, and environmental past. This walk will be a conversation about how Jackson Creek and other places in our community connect us to the land and the people around us. How might we use environmental restoration as a means for building community resilience? Over 3 hours we will discover the hidden Creek as it runs through downtown and out of the city centre. This walk is being led by Dylan Radcliffe in partnership the Peterborough Field Naturalists.


May is Shifting Gears in Peterborough, we encourage you to walk, bike, bus, or carpool to and from the walk - and remember to log your trips! We recommend you wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle and snacks. Dogs are welcome and must be kept on leash, please stoop and scoop.

This is a free walk – you don’t need to register, but if you do we can email you if there is an unforeseen change in plans. It will also help us gauge how many participants to expect. For more info and to register, click on the link: Jane’s Walk Severed Connections: The Jackson Creek Story


Land & Development Conference

Start/End Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:15 AM - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 4:45 PM
District: Ontario

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building,

255 Front St. West, Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6

The 15th annual Land & Development Conference will provide thought provoking views on national development, acquisition and disposition strategies, challenges, opportunities and risks. The program will include a 12-month review of the market and forecast on where land values are going and what developments are on the horizon for 2019 and beyond. Who is active today and tomorrow across the development spectrum? What are their strategies and how will their behavior impact the market? What role do foreign investors play in the Canadian landscape and how can we learn from global case studies? 2019 will also explore innovations, disrupters and opportunities with PropTech integration across all stages of the development cycle.

For more information and to register:  https://www.realestateforums.com/landconference/en/overview/overview.html


WLOD CIP Policy Overview

Start/End Date: Friday, May 31, 2019 8:30 AM - Friday, May 31, 2019 12:00 PM
District: Western Lake Ontario District

Room CE101, Region of Niagara Headquarters,

1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold

"In early 2019, CIP released three policy statements to assist Canadian planners address climate change, healthy communities and working with indigenous communities. This session will introduce the CIP policies in general, the volunteer committees role, and implementation of the final effort to bring these policy statements to fruition. We will also provide our thoughts on what went into these documents and how your practice may benefit most from their application."


Speakers include: George McKibbon, RPP, former member of the CIP Healthy Communities Committee and indigenous planning specialist; and Mike Sullivan, RPP, former Chair of the CIP Climate Change Committee. Doug Giles, RPP, Director of Community Planning, Niagara Region, will moderate.


Building Bridges 2019: Sharing Ideas and Experiences

Start/End Date: Monday, June 3, 2019 9:00 AM - Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:00 PM
District: Ontario

Brock University will be the primary setting for the 2019 Building Bridges conference. Located one hour from Toronto and even closer to Niagara Falls, Brock’s main campus sits in a peaceful and private setting on 500 acres in the heart of the beautiful Niagara region.

Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1

In recognition of the value of the relationships between cities and post-secondary institutions, Brock University, Niagara College and the Cities of St. Catharines, Thorold, Welland, and Niagara-on-the-Lake are organizing a national “Town and Gown” Conference to explore the connections between post-secondary institutions and municipalities, local citizens and students. The conference will gather stakeholders to discuss the issues surrounding campus and community relations and will focus on sharing of ideas, experiences and methods of best practice.

Building Bridges 2019 offers delegates concurrent programming throughout the conference in addition to three world-renowned keynote speakers, generative discussion sessions, and numerous opportunities to network and reconnect with colleagues while enjoying the hospitality of the Niagara region. Find a tentative conference program here: https://brocku.ca/building-bridges/program/

Register now for Building Bridges and take advantage of the Early Bird Rate until May 7, 2019. Please visit https://brocku.ca/building-bridges/ for more information about the conference and to register.


SD Brantford Walk + Bike Tour

Start/End Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 4:30 PM - Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:00 PM
District: Southwest District

Location 1: Brant’s Crossing (Parking behind 79 Market St S, Brantford, ON N3S 2E4)
Location 2: Sociable Kitchen and Tavern (45 King George Rd, Brantford, ON N3R 5K2)

Join your OPPI colleagues for a walk + bike tour around Brantford! The first half of the tour will begin on a bike ride to explore West Brant. We will travel along the rail trail, through a Complete Streets corridor, new development lands, and active transportation connections. The total length of the bike ride is approximately 14 kilometres, and is mostly flat and 90% off-road. A bike with gears, water bottle, helmet, bike lock and weather appropriate clothing is recommended.

The second portion of the tour we will walk the downtown, where we will explore the transformation of underutilized public spaces through Laurier’s proactive approach to preserve and repurpose the buildings.

The tour will begin and end at Brant’s Crossing in Downtown Brantford. After the bike ride we will lock our bikes at the YMCA (where the walking tour starts) or you can bring it back to your vehicle. After the walking tour we will make our way to Sociable Kitchen & Tavern at 45 King George Road (you will need to drive here). Some light snacks will be provided, however, attendees will be asked to pay for their own drinks.

This event is open to all students, members of the Southwest District, and our non-member colleagues.


Project Management for Planners - PM - June 7, 2019

Start/End Date: Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30 AM - Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 PM
District: Ontario

Global Knowledge (Nexient Learning Centre)

2 Bloor St East, 31st Floor

Toronto, ON M4W 1A8


Course Outline: 

OPPI’s popular Project Management for Planners course has a new look! Join us for a one-day session that will help you understand the importance of effective project management in ensuring the success of your project. Learn more about this course on OPPI’s Programs & Events page. 


OPPI wants you to go green! Please note that OPPI does not provide printed resources for course registrants. Instead, you will be provided with digital resources approximately two weeks before the commencement of the course and are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet with you on the day of the event. 


Course Instructor: 

Mellissa Last is a Certified Training and Development Professional with extensive project management experience. She has managed complex and highly strategic projects from inception to deployment and beyond involving stakeholders across multiple business units. She has experience in the Telecommunications, Retail, and Financial Services industries. 


Lakeland District Hike and Social

Start/End Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019 5:45 PM - Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:30 PM
District: Lakeland District

We will meet and park along 12th Sideroad (the 6th Street extension coming out of Collingwood) just west of Mission Road. From there we will hike south, returning back to the start point after approximately 4 kms. This event runs rain or shine.

How to get there and where to park:
From Collingwood take 6th Street west which turns into 12th Sideroad. A map showing both the locations of the hike and the restaurant has been included on the event poster.

Now that the nice weather is here, it’s time to get out and enjoy it, with a hike, dinner, and drinks. Join fellow planners at the next Lakeland District Planners Social Event. We will be hiking along the Bruce Trail. For those that have never been before, the hike is approximately 4 kilometres in length, but is moderate – easy in difficulty level. The hike does have some steep sections, so we recommend people wear proper footwear. A map of the area from the Bruce Trail Websitehttp://www.brucetrail.org has been included in the attached event poster.


If you cannot make the hike please feel free to attend just the dinner portion as well, though times referenced above are approximate. There is no cost to the hike and attendees will be required to pay for their own dinner. We will meet for the hike at 5:45 p.m. for the hike. Following the hike, we will aim to be at Northwinds Brewhouse and Kitchen in Blue Mountain Village at approximately 8:00 p.m.

Cancellation Policy for OPPI Events

  • Full refund: requires a minimum of one month's notice
  • 75% refund: requires 2-4 weeks' notice
  • No refund: if less than 2 weeks' notice

Cancellation Policy for Partnered Events

  • Please contact the partnered organization directly