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

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...