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Master Planning for Complex Sites

Rendering of Runway Combined Winter-Summer.


2018 - Present

Master planning a 500-acre former airfield area into a new vibrant, resilient and green neighbourhood in Toronto.

Master Planning for Complex Sites

Urban Strategies has led some of the most challenging and important re-urbanization projects in across North America and the UK.  While each being distinct, they have in common a mix of uses and housing types, a rich open space system, live-work opportunities and pedestrian-friendly streets.  Our wide range of public and private sector work in a variety of settings has allowed us to develop a skill in preparing clear, concise and understandable development and design guidelines and policies that allow municipalities and developers to understand design intentions and rationales, and then use their creativity to implement good urban design that fits within each locality’s unique sense of place.

We understand the elements and processes of successful city-building, the important relationships between built form and the public realm, the range of building and development typologies that can accommodate a diverse population, and the need to create an appropriate mix of uses.

  • Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Complete Communities
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Proposal Call and Design Competition Management
  • Downtown and Main Street Strategies
  • Parks and Open Space Planning
  • Sustainable Community Design
  • Transit Oriented Communities Planning and Design
  • Urban Design Guidelines
  • Visioning
  • Visualization, 3D Renderings and Animation
  • Waterfront Revitalization
  • Community Engagement
The Well project rendering

The Well


An integrated development comprised of boutique office, hotel, residential, retail and gallery uses

Aerial photo of Loch-Sloy business park and Picton Airport with clearly delineated border.

Base 31

2021 – Present

A 300-acre development that catalyzes creative industry heritage adaptive reuse to launch a major residential expansion over the next 30 years.

Photo of people standing around a large model.

Inspiration Lakeview

2010 – 2014

A visionary concept plan for the former Lakeview Generating Station lands known as the ‘four sisters’.

Conceptual plan of Punggol, Singapore with the estate in green and the rest of the city in grey.


2009 – 2013

Urban Strategies has created visionary master plans for several major projects in Singapore.

Aerial view rendering of the London Docklands.

London Docklands

2001 – 2012

Urban Strategies is playing a key role in the regeneration of the London Docklands, a former heavy industrial district located along the Thames River in East London.

3262 Station Square office interior rendering.

2150 Lake Shore – Christie Cookies Site

2014 – Present

The master plan introduces a range of new mixed use and commercial/retail buildings, including 7500 residential units and over 1 million square feet of commercial and community uses.