2013 Ontario Provincial Planners Institute Award for Excellence in Planning: Research/New Directions
Urban Strategies led a multi-disciplinary team in developing a strong, detailed, defensible, and comprehensive set of performance standards for tall buildings in Toronto’s downtown core. The final report identifies appropriate locations and heights for tall buildings and set out regulations for how they should be designed in order to relate appropriately to their surroundings and improve the livability and enjoyment of Downtown as a whole. The vision and regulations are designed to be seamlessly integrated into the existing regulatory framework through amendments to the Zoning By-law and the Official Plan.
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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.