Urban Strategies has been retained by Northcrest Developments and Canada Lands Company to re-imagine the future of the Downsview airport area. The project includes the 350 acre Bombardier site and an additional 150 acres owned by Canada Lands Company. The existing 291 acre Downsview Park will be the heart of a new truly mixed-use community including opportunities for significant employment. Urban Strategies is leading the required municipal approvals and supporting the design team with our extensive local knowledge.
Downsview, and the Bombardier lands in particular, presents an unparalleled opportunity to meet the long-term growth needs of Toronto. Downsview is currently surrounded by three subway stations and a regional train station; is neighboured by Yorkdale mall, a regional shopping destination; and is in close proximity to York University, a major institutional presence in the area. The departure of Bombardier from the site and removal of the runway will create new opportunities to develop a plan that will support future investment and growth, and achieve a broad range of city building objectives including integration with transit infrastructure, employment growth, and the creation of new public open spaces.
The process to consider the opportunity associated with these lands will include broad community engagement. Please visit www.id8dDownsview.ca to participate and learn more