Urban Strategies was retained to undertake an Urban Structure Study for Niagara Region to explore how a new Regional Urban Structure could guide economic development, job creation, and growth management. Recognizing that urban areas are key drivers of growth and prosperity, the Urban Structure Study assessed which areas have the greatest potential to foster near-term growth and economic development, leverage regional assets and opportunities, contribute to Niagara’s competitiveness within the Greater Golden Horseshoe, and position Niagara globally. The Regional Urban Structure Strategy represents a new approach to planning that responds the the Region’s changing context and best captures and positions the potential of its regional assets. The result was the identification of a hierarchy and complete assessment of key centres and corridors across the region and their comparative potential to drive Niagara’s regional economy.
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.
RioCan Colossus Master Plan2020 - Present
Loch-Sloy Business Park and Picton Airport Lands Revitalization2021 - present
Weston Park2021 - present
CF Sherway Gardens Mall Intensification
Creating a new community around a regionally-significant shopping mall
50-64 Merton Street
High-quality mixed-use development to contribute to a complete community in the Davisville Neihbourhood