Canada Square

2017 - Present

Toronto, Ontario

Canada Square is a 3.7 hectare (9.1 acre) site located at the intersection of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue. The site straddles Eglinton Station, a multimodal transit hub with access to the Yonge-University Subway Line, the Eglinton LRT (underconstruction), and the Eglinton bus terminal.

Since 2017, Urban Strategies has been working with a multidisciplinary team of master planners and designers, to revitalize the site with a mix of uses in a manner that integrates development with new and planned transit infrastructre investments.

The proposed development integrates five mixed-use buildings around a generous supply open space network. The realization of the proposed development will bring a number of benefits to the City by providing a variety of services and facilities to the community on an underutilized site, responding to a long history of planning policy objectives for the Yonge and Eglinton Centre.

Urban Strategies has been leading the municipal approvals process and is taking an active role in the public engagement on behalf of Oxford Properties Group, the long-term tenant of the site. To permit the proposed development, a Zoning By-law Amendment and Official Plan Amendment are required. In 2020, Urban Strategies submitted a Planning Justification, Urban Design & Block Context Analysis. For the past two years, Urban Strategies has been revising the proposed development to best address the needs of the community, with active feedback from residents during the process.

 

Banner Rendering by Hariri Pontarini Architects
Below Renderings by OBJ

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