Urban Strategies was retained by the City of Toronto to develop a Master Plan for the PATH system, to strengthen the vital role it plays in our downtown core’s well-being, The PATH Master Plan, supported by comprehensive, user-friendly guidelines, provided a broadly endorsed framework for its strategic growth and retrofit, providing our downtown core an edge in attracting new investment. It also prepared Toronto’s downtown core for its expanded role in the Province of Ontario’s ambitious Regional Transportation Plan.
The scope of work included a historical analysis, policy review, study of issues and opportunities, economic analysis, development of a vision and vision statement for the PATH, production of design guidelines, a draft of Official Plan policies and the creation of implementation strategies. These Tasks seamlessly integrated into the creation of a compelling set of Design Guidelines and blended into a PATH Structure and Directions document, which identifies the tools and strategies for the plan’s successful implementation. Working together with the City of Toronto, our multi-disciplinary consultant team ensured that the Design Guidelines and Structure and Directions document reflect the City’s aspirations for the future of the PATH.
In August 2014, a new pedestrian bridge opened, connecting the PATH to Toronto’s waterfront — a key element of our plan.
Surrey Centre Block Master Plan2018 - 2019
Region of Durham Social Housing2020 - present
Eglinton East Planning Study – Phase 12018 - present
East Warren/Cadieux Neighborhood Plan
Jericho/ʔəy̓alməxw/Iy̓álmexw Lands Comprehensive Development Concept Plan2020 – Ongoing
CMHC National Housing Strategy2019-2020
3411 and 3429 Bloor Street West2016 - Present
Master planning a 500-acre former airfield area into a new vibrant, resilient and green neighbourhood in Toronto.