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Episode 9 – Mindfulness, Food & Hunting, Diverse Viewpoints in Culture (Ryan & Andreas “Free-for-All #2”)

In this episode, we discuss our own strategies for mindful living, the culture of food production,  and diversity in media. 

Episode 8 – Nadine Guimond: Environmental Stewardship, Reducing Consumption & #BringYourOwnContainer

In this episode, we welcome Nadine Guimond to discuss her new initiative ‘Bring Your Own Container’ which encourages us to be good stewards for our world by reducing our use of plastic, be more mindful about our carbon footprint, and take the time to slow down. 

This is what Nadine’s talking about: 

Episode 7 – Shifting Urbanization Demands; Community Building; Trends in Tech (“Ryan and Andreas Free-for-All #1”)

This episode is a Free-for-All! 

We discuss shifting urbanization demands in Toronto, from Regent Park to Liberty Village; food security in Canadian cities; macro-level trends in international development; and, social implications of VR, big-data, privacy and tech.

We hope you enjoy, and please don’t forget to hit that subscribe button!

Music Courtesy of: Art of Shades

Episode 6 – Monika Rau: Development in Toronto; Looking to the Future of Toronto and Housing; City-Building and Getting into Urban Planning

We chat with Monika Rau about the future of Toronto, and development trends regarding commercial and mixed-use retail, as well as affordable housing – from lane-way homes to tiny homes.  Overall, we are bullish on the future of this City. Monika also shares her story on getting involved in the industry and development policy, from her involvement with ULI to OPPI to NXT City.

Oh – and we discover that we all agree that Bounty chocolate bars are, well….amazing.

Monika is an urban planner currently working on the mixed-use commercial team at Dream

Episode 5: Rob Pelaccia on Toronto Real Estate, New Mortgage Rules and Views from the Ambulance

In this episode, we welcome Rob Pelaccia to the show

Rob is a mortgage broker with Dominion Lending Centres and a paramedic. This conversation is about where Toronto real estate may be headed, new mortgage rules and how changing demands from millennials are influencing the market.  Rob also talks about his time travelling around in the back of an ambulance…

Episode 4: Motorcycle Stories; Michael Jackson, Resilience, Struggle & Developing Skills; Tribalism in Journalism

In this episode, we get into motorcycles, freedom and fatherhood; how we can learn about resilience from Michael Jackson; ‘tribalism’ in journalism; and building skills & developing yourself as a person. We also welcome Sheldon D’Souza to the show. Sheldon is a musician, music programmer and producer.

Expensive Realities – Episode 3: Toronto Music City’s Affordable Housing + Hub for Musicians

In this episode, Ryan and Andreas discuss Toronto Music City’s first affordable housing project – a 100-unit co-op + music hub in Regent Park, exclusively for Toronto musicians.  Andreas discusses the vision for the project, the business + social case for incorporating creative elements and place-making into new developments, and how innovation, disruptive technology and the need for physical spaces are impacting the music industry.

Expensive Realities – Episode 2: Roselyn Kelada-Sedra on Failure and Lawyer-Life

In this episode, we welcome lawyer, actress and storyteller Roselyn Kelada-Sedra to talk about her new web series Fail Better. We also get into balancing lawyer-life with creative pursuits, failure, articling horror-stories and emotional well-being in the law. We….get her name wrong several times….

Expensive Realities – Episode 1: Real Estate Co-Ownership, Culture and Community

Have you ever thought about co-owning a home in the GTA? And what happened to Mitzi’s Sister, anyway? In this episode, we speak with co-ownership and mortgage experts Lesli Gaynor (Goco Solutions) and Lesley Tenaglia (Lesley’s Mortgages) about home co-ownership, community and how neighbourhoods and culture are evolving in Toronto.