Engagement Highlights

Engagement Highlights

Read more about our latest meetings and interactions with the community, partners, stakeholders and more.

Our New Projects Portfolio Page
CreateTO has launched a new and enhanced projects portfolio available on the website. The new portfolio offers filtering features, opportunities to download and view project resources, information to...
ModernTO Community Information Sessions
The community engagement process for the first two sites within the ModernTO portfolio, 931 Yonge Street and 610 Bay Street / 130 Elizabeth Street, kicked off this summer with Community Pop-Ups and...
New long-term care home coming to Scarborough
On June 14, CreateTO CEO Vic Gupta joined Mayor John Tory, Councillor Cynthia Lai and Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson to announce a new City of Toronto long-term care (LTC) home to be built at 4610...
Exploring a New Campus Opportunity in Mount Dennis
On April 27, the City of Toronto, CreateTO and George Brown College announced they will work collaboratively to explore the feasibility of a post-secondary campus project in the Mount Dennis area...
Mass Timber Pilot Program for Affordable Rental Housing
On April 25, CreateTO joined Mayor John Tory, Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão and Councillor Joe Cressy at 1117 Dundas Street West to announce a Mass Timber Pilot Program which will see 100 housing units...
Toronto City Council adopts ModernTO plan to repurpose eight City-owned sites
Toronto City Council has approved the proposed vision for unlocking eight City-owned properties to enable the delivery of affordable housing and other key City objectives through the ModernTO...
City announces plans for park in downtown Toronto as part of new development
The City of Toronto announced plans for a park in the downtown core that will be part of a new development on City-owned property which also includes more affordable housing units. “This represents...
Housing Now Phase 3 Sites Approved at City Council
At its meeting in November 2021, City Council approved the third phase of Housing Now, expanding the initiative to include four new sites in addition to the 17 sites identified in Phases One and Two...
CreateTO and the City of Toronto announce the development partner for the Housing Now site at 777 Victoria Park Avenue
CreateTO and the City of Toronto are pleased to announce the development partners for the Housing Now site at 777 Victoria Park Avenue. The Alterra Group of Companies and Mahogany Management have...
Wellington Destructor site on way to becoming a community hub
City Council has approved TAS, a Toronto-based real estate development company, as the long-term head lessee of the Wellington Destructor site, a 0.85 hector City-owned heritage landmark at 677...
City of Toronto and CreateTO announce development partner for the Basin Media Hub
Hackman Capital Partners (HCP) and The MBS Group (MBS) have been selected to develop and operate the Basin Media Hub, a purpose-built, state-of-the-art film, television, and digital media hub to be...
City Council appoints new CEO of CreateTO
CreateTO is pleased to announce that Toronto City Council has appointed Vic Gupta as its new Chief Executive Officer effective November 22, 2021. Learn more...
Redevelopment of 260 Adelaide St. W and Allen East District Plan Final Report Adopted at Council
The redevelopment of 260 Adelaide St. West and the Allen East District Plan Final Report were adopted at City Council on October 4, 2021. These two city-building projects will bring livability and...
CreateTO and the City of Toronto announce the development partners for two Phase One Housing Now sites
CreateTO and the City of Toronto are pleased to announce the development partners for two Phase One Housing Now sites. Tridel Builders Inc. and Greenwin Holdings Inc. will develop the Housing Now...
TAS recommended as long-term lessee to revitalize Wellington Destructor site and create a community hub
Following an extensive call process, Toronto-based real estate development company TAS is being recommended by CreateTO and City of Toronto staff as the long-term head lessee of the Wellington...
CreateTO 2020 Highlights
2020 was a notable and demanding year for CreateTO. In the third year of our existence we, and the entire world, were confronted with a global pandemic that brought unprecedented challenges to our...
Proposed redevelopment of two City-owned sites to create multiple city-building opportunities in the downtown core
TORONTO, ONTARIO – May 14, 2021 – Today, Toronto Mayor John Tory joined Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão, Spadina-Fort York Councillor Joe Cressy and CreateTO CEO Steven Trumper to announce plans for a...
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...
Basin Media Hub – Development Opportunity
CreateTO, in partnership with the City of Toronto, is seeking proposals globally from film and television production consortiums to develop and operate a purpose-built, state-of-the-art film...
Etobicoke Centre Community Meeting #2
CreateTO and the City of Toronto held a second community meeting for the Etobicoke Centre initiative on Thursday, February 20 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Islington. The meeting consisted of...
Garrison Crossing opens to the public
On October 1st, Mayor John Tory officially opened Garrison Crossing to the public – including pedestrians, cyclists, dog walkers, stroller pushers and snakes (yes, one of the first to cross the...
City Council unanimously approves ModernTO plan
City Council unanimously adopted ModernTO, which sets out a new approach to optimize the City’s real estate assets while helping the City modernize its office space and save money, at its...
CreateTO & Corporate Board Meetings Recap
City Council unanimously adopted ModernTO, which sets out a new approach to optimize the City’s real estate assets while helping the City modernize its office space and save money, at its...
Parkdale Community Hub – Feasibility Study
CreateTO has been directed by City Council to initiate the Phase 2 feasibility work to advance the schematic design for the Parkdale Community Hub project. The Parkdale Community Hub is focused on...
Relocation of the Etobicoke Civic Centre
City Council, at its meeting on December 17, 2019, authorized CreateTO to proceed with Phase Three of the Major Capital Project Approval Process work – including Detail Design, Contract Documents and...
Danforth Garage Master Plan
The Danforth Garage Master Plan, endorsed by the CreateTO Board on May 13, will go to Executive Committee for consideration on June 6, 2019. In May, the CreateTO Board endorsed the Master Plan to...
Danforth Garage Master Planning Study – Community Meeting #3
CreateTO and The City of Toronto will be hosting a third and final community meeting for the Danforth Garage Master Planning Study on Thursday, December 13 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Monarch Park...
Build Toronto wins 2017 Brownie Award – New Eva’s Phoenix (Toronto, ON)
On Wednesday, November 22, the Canadian Brownfields Network announced the winning and shortlisted projects and programs for the 2017 Brownie Awards. The New Eva’s Phoenix (Toronto, Ontario) part of...
Build Toronto Celebrates the Official Opening of 75 Billy Bishop Way, Shops at Wilson Station
On November 23, 2017, Build Toronto in collaboration with Councillor David Shiner, Build Toronto Board Chair and Ward 24 Councillor and Councillor Maria Augimeri, Ward 9 Councillor, held a ribbon...
Etobicoke Civic Centre Approved at City Council
Build Toronto is pleased to announce City Council has accepted the Adamson Associate Architects | Henning Larsen Architects | PMA Landscape Architects winning submission as the conceptual design for...
Third Pre-Application Public Community Meeting Held for Richview Square + 4620 Eglinton Ave. W.
On Wednesday November 1, 2017, Build Toronto, in collaboration with Trinity Development Group, Councillor Campbell and our community facilitation partners, Brook Pooni Associates, held a third...
Etobicoke Civic Centre Design Competition Winning Team Public Exhibit
The Etobicoke Civic Centre (ECC) Design Competition Winning Team Exhibit is currently on display at the ECC until November 6, 2017. The exhibit includes winning team Adamson Associates Architects...
Final Report: The Etobicoke Civic Centre – Building a New Vision
In July 2016, City Council directed Build Toronto, in collaboration with the City, to launch a design competition for a new ECC on the Westwood Theatre Lands and the development of a business case. ...
Winning Etobicoke Civic Centre Design Team
In May 2017, Build Toronto (now part of CreateTO), in partnership with the City of Toronto, announced Adamson Associates Architects of Toronto, Henning Larsen Architects of Copenhagen and PMA...
A Design Competition to Build the New Etobicoke Civic Centre at Westwood
Build Toronto, on behalf of the City of Toronto, has invited design teams to submit their qualifications for the first of a two-stage design competition for the proposed Etobicoke Civic Centre which...
Redevelopment of the Wilson West Lot
Redevelopment of the Wilson West Lot Answers to your frequently asked questions Why is this parcel of land being redeveloped? Around 2008, the City of Toronto began to examine new strategies for...
505 Richmond St. W. transformed to host NXT City Prize
On September 24, CreateTO’s historic building at 505 Richmond St. W. was transformed with lounge furniture, full-service food and beverage booths and flashing lights in order to help the NXT...
Prime Location for Ten York
On a site with across-the-street access to the PATH, the City’s 30-km underground pathway, and within walking distance of Union Station, Build Toronto has entered into a joint venture partnership...
Largest Potential to Deliver Employment at Downsview
Situated adjacent to the Downsview subway station, this parcel of land represents the largest property in Build Toronto’s portfolio and has the largest potential to deliver employment. The property...