The Richmond Hill Regional Centre, a large “big box” shopping district focused north and east around the juncture of Highway 7 and Yonge Street in the Town of Richmond Hill, has been identified by the Province of Ontario as an Urban Growth Centre and a Mobility Hub. Supported by the planned convergence of five major modes of public transit, the Regional Centre is poised to become “Union Station North,” an attractive place for new residential and office investment. It will be one of the primary places to focus growth and investment in the future.
To plan for this growth and change, Urban Strategies worked with the Town of Richmond Hill to conduct a land use and urban design study and complete an update to the secondary plan for the Centre.
Urban Strategies was retained in 2019 to conduct a study refresh and develop a Secondary Plan for the Centre. The updated concept and Secondary Plan establish a framework to guide the area’s transformation into a more transit supportive place with a mix of parks, housing, jobs and community facilities. The plan accounts for the distinct land holdings and infrastructure constraints and was supported by comprehensive transportation, environmental and infrastructure assessments which included an evaluation of the feasibility of district energy.
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
101 Spadina Avenue
An exciting new mixed-use development that will deliver additional public parkland, retail and high-density residential units in the King-Spadina neighbourhood.