2008 Niagara Community Design Awards for Policy and Plans
Urban Strategies prepared a Vision document for Old Town, the historic core of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Old Town has a unique character, image and sense of place, but as a small town that attracts some three million visitors annually, it is also subject to an array of complex challenges. Following the Old Town Vision process, Urban Strategies re-engaged the community to craft a Secondary Plan for the heart of the Town’s waterfront.
Employing a highly collaborative and consultative process, the Vision process engaged residents and stakeholders to establish directions to promote a more sustainable and vibrant Old Town. The directions identify opportunities for building a more complete community, diversifying the economy celebrating local heritage and cultural assets, protecting the environment, building a cohesive open space network and promoting cycling and walking.
With the Vision in place, the Town is in a better positioned to tackle its issues as rural hub town and create a design-based planning policy framework.
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.