Founder & President, Urban Space Property Group
Margie is the Founder and President of Urbanspace Property Group – a mission-driven developer whose first project: 401 Richmond contains a vibrant and diverse urban community of artists and cultural entrepreneurs, located in the old garment district of downtown Toronto. Her Robertson Building project (215 Spadina) gave birth to the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) in 2004. She is also the Co-founder of, Jane’s Walk, Centre for City Ecology, and the Urbanspace Gallery. Margie was awarded the Jane Jacobs Prize in 2003, established to honour Toronto residents who are actively contributing to Toronto’s vibrancy, the Order of Ontario, and the Best Friend of the Arts, from Toronto Untitled Arts Awards. She has also received Lifetime Achievement awards from Sustainable Buildings Canada and the Canadian Urban Institute.