Urban Strategies Inc. worked with the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto to realize one of the Society’s long-standing goals: to create a new head office facility providing centralized services to children and their families from across Toronto. In 2000, we were retained to establish the redevelopment potential of the Society’s downtown properties. We recommended that the new head office be developed on the existing head office site, and that the Society proceed with a call for proposals to select a development partner for the site. Part of the project involved a substantial residential tower linked to the head office building by an integrated parking facility. The 44 storey condominium tower, designed by Peter Clewes of Architects Alliance will fund a large part of the cost of the office building.
We were retained to structure and manage a national, two-stage proposal call process that led to the selection of a development partner for the Society and the finalization of implementing agreements between the parties. The selected Development Proponent was a team of Bird Construction and Cresford Developments whose proposal included a new head office building and a substantial residential tower linked by an integrated parking facility. Urban Strategies also successfully secured municipal planning approvals for this mixed-use project.
The new Children’s Aid Society of Toronto office building is now complete, and a 44 storey condominium designed by Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance is about to begin construction. The condominium will fund a large part of the cost of the office building.