For the Mimico Judson Regeneration Area Study in Toronto, Ontario, Urban Strategies investigated options for appropriate land uses on former employment lands which are adjacent to an important regional rail yard and a GO Station. Balancing desires for redevelopment and residential intensification with the needs of existing businesses who wish to stay and operate in this area, Urban Strategies devised a preferred land use option that preserved the viability of the rail yard while encouraging reinvestment and a mix of residential and employment land uses where appropriate. In this study, Urban Strategies reviewed the complex policy history applying to these sites including the process and outcomes of a Municipal Comprehensive Review. Urban Strategies recommended new land uses, urban design strategies and policy approaches to encourage balanced redevelopment of employment and residential uses.
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