Since 1989, Urban Strategies has advised on the planning and economic development of Exhibition Place and Ontario Place, two prominent sites on Toronto’s waterfront. The sites, which until recently consisted largely of seasonal, recreation-oriented destinations, are playing an ever-increasing role in the city’s economy and culture. We advised on the planning, siting and urban design of the new National Trade Centre, a 1.2 million square foot facility that marks the first stage of Exhibition Place’s revitalization. We have also helped design transit infrastructure that improves access to the sites from downtown. Focusing on feasibility and design, we have assisted the Board of Governors in studying numerous development proposals for the sites, including a proposed arena for the Maple Leafs hockey team and other major sports facilities. Urban Strategies was subsequently retained as the lead planner for the Master Plan at Festival Plaza.
Saputo Dairyland Plant2019 – Present
Shops at Liberty Village2020 - Present
Union Park (315-325 Front Street West)2019 - Present
Grand Trunk Community Hub
The Grand Trunk Community Hub will be a convergence of education, community, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
Kingsway Edmonds Revelopment
Ttransforming an affordable housing neighbourhood in Burnaby BC into a reinvigorated mixed-income community.