Our Development Approach

A Balanced Approach to Building

Building upon the strengths of our collective experiences, we look to create more opportunities for businesses, partners and communities through innovative solutions for using the City’s real estate portfolio. A new employment centre, greater access to transit, more parks and open spaces – our approach strikes a balance.

Featured Projects

The Allen District

Facilitating the development of a complete community

Located around the Downsview Subway Station, the Allen District includes 73 acres and CreateTO has been tasked with developing a vision for the 57-acre parcel of land located east of Allen Road. We are currently working with the City of Toronto on the Allen District Plan to refine how development will occur in the District and serve as a comprehensive master plan. Earlier this year, the final District Plan was submitted to City staff. It will be presented at North York Community Council in June 2021. The completion of the Allen District Plan will work to facilitate the development of a complete community as it will address areas such as servicing, transportation, urban design and the environment.

Danforth Garage

A catalyst for regeneration and place-making

The Danforth Garage is a key site situated in Ward 32, which brings together civic and community interests from three adjoining wards – 29, 30, and 31. At its meeting on December 17, 2019, City Council adopted the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments necessary to implement the Danforth Garage Master Plan at the Danforth Garage site. The Plan identifies redevelopment parcels and a phasing strategy to permit the site’s anchor tenants, Toronto Police Services, Toronto Public Library and the TTC to advance their respective programs, while further feasibility and market testing is being undertaken to explore the subsequent uses and phases of development.

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Development Highlights

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...
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...
Master Planning St. Andrew’s Market part of 505 Richmond Re-development
In 1837, when the property was set aside for a public market, the lands directly to the south were dedicated for a future public recreational use. Today, that area is known as St. Andrew’s Market...