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Modular Housing Phase 2 Underway
The second phase of the Modular Housing Initiative, launched in February 2021, will include two new sites and create approximately 128 modular homes that will provide stable, affordable housing and...
Housing Now Progress Update
At its meeting on Friday, December 4, 2020, the CreateTO Board of Directors received an update on the status of the Housing Now sites included in Phases 1 and 2 of the initiative. Progress since the...
Garrison Crossing’s One-Year Anniversary
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of Garrison Crossing, the pedestrian and cycle bridge connecting Trinity Bellwoods Park in the north and the Fort York grounds and the waterfront...

Project Highlights

Housing Now

Creating Mixed-Income Communities on Public Land

CreateTO, working in partnership with City Planning and the Housing Secretariat, has identified 17 City-owned properties with high potential for mixed-use, mixed-income development. These properties will offer the opportunity to engage the private, non-profit and public sectors to creatively deliver significant rental and affordable units within transit accessible neighbourhoods throughout the City.

Parkdale Hub

Transformational and collaborative City building

The Parkdale Hub project, located at the intersection of Queen Street West and Cowan Avenue, is a unique city-building initiative that will deliver wide-ranging social, cultural and economic benefits to the Parkdale community. Reimagining the future of this area provides a unique opportunity for CreateTO to collaborate with City divisions, agencies, the non-profit sector and the broader community to create spaces that will more efficiently and effectively serve the Parkdale community into the future.

Leslie Slip Lookout Park

Revitalizing underutilized land to create a new destination in the Port Lands

The Leslie Slip Lookout Park will be a new destination in Toronto’s Port Lands located on the Martin Goodman Trail at the entrance to Tommy Thompson Park. The park will include a public beach, distinguished by forested dunes that will create a new multi-use community destination in Toronto’s east end. The centrepiece of Leslie Slip Lookout Park will be a 1.9 acre open space at 12 Leslie Street that will connect the public to the water’s edge with views of the entire length of the Ship Channel. The open space will include a viewing platform that will provide the public with dramatic views of the Toronto skyline.


‘It’s a very surreal landscape and we don’t want to hide it’: What’s planned for the new park on Toronto’s waterfront

A white sand beach, an elevated viewing platform and nature trails that hide the city’s noise are all part of the proposed plans for a new waterfront park in Toronto.


Toronto’s first modular supportive housing project opens its doors

Toronto’s first modular supportive housing project opened its doors on the weekend, with 56 studio apartment spaces meant to move people out of the city’s homeless shelter system.


Toronto’s Hollywood North expanding in all directions

It’s lights, cameras and action – everywhere. While just a few months ago, it appeared COVID-19 was forcing a wrap for the film industry, there’s now so much demand for production space that studios are expanding, and new ones are being built in all corners of the Greater Toronto Area.


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Our #BloorKipling & #BloorIslington Community Meeting #3 takes place one week from today. Join us from 6:30 to 9PM on April 28 to learn more about the Housing Now Initiative and the final Block Context Plan. Visit http://www.createto.ca/housingnow/etobicokecentre for meeting materials. #HousingNow

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 158 Borough Community Consultation Meeting yesterday. If you weren’t able to join the session, a recording of the meeting will be available on the project page soon. http://www.createto.ca/158borough #ScarboroughCentre

Our 158 Borough Drive Community Consultation Meeting is now under way. If you’re interested in joining in and haven’t logged on yet, please visit the project page for instructions on how to join – http://www.createto.ca/158borough #ScarboroughCentre

Join us at 6:30 PM tonight to learn more about the preliminary development concept for the #HousingNow site at 158 Borough Drive. @Thompson_37 @CityPlanTO @TORHousing will be on hand to discuss the project. Details: https://bit.ly/3gme1Xz

We are seeking ideas on how the Leslie Slip Lookout Park can be a welcoming Indigenous place. Join us for an Indigenous Community Sharing Meeting on April 27 at 6:30 pm. Please First Nations, Métis and Inuit only. Register: https://lnkd.in/gHu_rsM #Indigenous #Placemaking

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