The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, has announced the appointment of a new federal representative to the Waterfront Toronto Board of Directors. Jeanhy Shim was named a member of the Board for a three year period, effective June 7.
Shim has years of experience providing strategic advice and innovative solutions for the real estate development industry. She has held roles including vice president and consultant on over 100 major residential projects in Toronto, as well as on other projects in Canada and the United States. Shim is currently the president of Housing Lab Toronto, an independent housing research and consulting company. She is also the Associate Director at the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure at Schulich School of Business.
“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jeanhy Shim to the Toronto Waterfront Board of Directors. With her leadership and expertise on city building and the real estate development industry in the Toronto area, she will have an important contribution to the Toronto Waterfront Board of Directors,” said Minister Sohi in a press release. “The Toronto Waterfront initiative is revitalizing Toronto’s waterfront into a beautiful, vibrant place where Canadians want to live, work and play. We are proud of the leadership, talent and expertise that federal representatives bring to this initiative, while working together with provincial and municipal Board members.”
Waterfront Toronto is a partner corporation that was established in 2001 by the Governments of Canada and Ontario and the City of Toronto to oversee, lead and deliver the renewal and revitalization of Toronto’s waterfront. It has a 25-year mandate and $30 billion long-term plan to transform 800 hectares of brownfield lands on Toronto’s waterfront into accessible, sustainable and dynamic public spaces.
The Board consists of representatives from all three levels of government. The Minister of Infrastructure and Communities is responsible for selecting federal representatives to sit on the Waterfront Toronto Board.
Infrastructure Canada would like to thank David Johnson for his significant contributions to the Waterfront Toronto Board of Directors as a member since 2008.