Architizer A+ Awards Special Mention in Landscape & Planning, Unbuilt Masterplan
Downsview Hangar District is the first of ten Districts that will realize the vision established by the broader 520-acre Downsview Framework Plan. Urban Strategies is working with Northcrest Developments on the development of the District Plan, and the associated municipal approvals.
Downsview Hangar District encompasses approximately 100 acres of land, where the existing Bombardier Hangars exist today. With the closure of the airport, these lands present a unique opportunity to reuse the Hangars, and create a dynamic employment-focused mixed use community. The District will be anchored by a new 1 million square foot film studio campus, as well as a modern employment hub within the reimagined hangars, which are expected to generate over 7,000 jobs in technology and creative industries. The District will also include diverse housing options, as well as amenities and community infrastructure, all contributing to the transformation the former industrial site into a thriving live-work community. Over six acres of new parks and open space will be threaded within a highly connected pedestrian-centred environment, supporting the District’s ambition to become a low-carbon District that promotes community health.
2 Bloor Street East
Renovation and redesign of the existing 6-storey podium for an integrated office and retail development.
Urban Strategies is working with QILP on a transit-oriented complete community development located in the Quayside lands.
Under Concord2020 - PRESENT
Canada Square is a 3.7 hectare (9.1 acre) site located at the intersection of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue.
Charleston Downtown Plan
Significant growth in tourism and institutional expansion, while positive economic signs, were threatening the quality of life in downtown Charleston.