In 1998, Call-Net Enterprises, owner of Sprint Canada, proposed a head office campus in Toronto and retained Urban Strategies to help develop a master plan and lead the planning approvals process. The plan envisioned mid-rise, large-floorplate buildings surrounding a landscaped quadrangle. Faced with a tight project schedule and complex traffic issues, we mapped a two-track approvals strategy that separated short-term and long-term issues, allowing Phase One to begin construction in January 1999. Before the first buildings were completed, the 47-acre site was sold to Bentall, who renamed it the Steeles Technology Campus. Bentall is carrying out the vision of the original master plan for a mix of tenants attracted by the campus’s state-of-the-art buildings and site amenities. Continuing as planning advisors, Urban Strategies guided the approvals for the second phase of development, a 300,000 square foot building.
Tewin Community2019 - Present
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.