The Villiers Island Precinct Plan is an ambitious and inspirational plan to guide the transformation of an industrial area into a new sustainable and inclusive neighbourhood in Toronto’s Port Lands. The area known as Villiers Island will be created through the naturalization of the Don River, flood protection, and the formation of the new river mouth and outlet into Lake Ontario. As Toronto’s first climate positive first community, Villiers Island will showcase real-world solutions to mitigate climate change, and demonstrate excellence in carbon reduction and sustainable neighbourhood design.
In 2013, Waterfront Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority (TRCA) retained Urban Strategies Inc. to lead a multi-disciplinary team of consultants to establish a comprehensive vision for the neighbourhood, with directions on land use, heritage, built form, parks and open space, mobility networks, and infrastructure. The Precinct Plan was prepared through a multi-phase consultative process, which included a robust concept development phase to test and refine concepts against specific metrics related to energy demands and carbon output, sun/shadow and micro-climate conditions, views and relationships to heritage structures, and public realm conditions.
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.