Our Engagement Approach

Creating Connections Across the City

We take a holistic approach to the way we plan for, build and develop neighbourhoods across Toronto. We engage with community members, local residents and stakeholders to ideate, create and find solutions during the development process. These personal connections build a solid foundation for our practices to ensure we deliver on projects that are recognized and celebrated by the community.

Featured Projects

Housing Now

Creating mixed-income communities on public land

Since spring 2019, CreateTO, along with City Planning and the Housing Secretariat, have been hosting community consultation meetings on Housing Now, an initiative investing in City-owned lands across Toronto for the development of affordable housing within mixed-income, mixed-use and transit-oriented communities. Currently, we are consulting the community on several of the phase two Housing Now sites. For more information on Housing Now and how to get involved, visit the Housing Now website.

Etobicoke Civic Centre

Building a new vision together

The plans for the Etobicoke Civic Centre (ECC) will transform the area into a revitalized civic hub for municipal, cultural and community uses. In collaboration with the City, a design competition was launched, with four shortlisted design teams as the competing finalists, all of which submitted their various conceptual designs for the development. A jury of professional architects, landscape architects, planners and urban designers selected Adamson Architects & Associates | Henning Larsen Architects | PMA Landscape Architects as the winning submission. In December 2017, City Council accepted the winning submission as the conceptual design for the new ECC. 

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Engagement Highlights

Community Engagement to Reconfigure the Six Points Interchange
The community has been engaged throughout the Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration process. For more information, please visit the City of Toronto Construction...
Four Competing Design Teams Unveil Their Concepts for the Etobicoke Civic Centre
On Tuesday, April 25, four shortlisted design teams publicaly presented their designs for a new Etobicoke Civic Centre in front of over 140 community members, a five-member jury, City Councillors in...
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...