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.

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505 Richmond Street West

A community built by the community

Over the last four years, our team has worked with a number of stakeholders to better understand the history of this site and the potential of this heritage-designated property. Following extensive consultations with a heritage consultant, City of Toronto stakeholders and community members, we announced the revitalization plans for this community-focused development. The 13-storey complex will include 299 residential units, a new YMCA, a public food hall and retail space. Eva’s Phoenix, a homeless youth initiative, has already opened in the east quarter of the complex. In 2016, we partnered with MOD Developments and Woodcliffe Landmark Properties to help deliver the program. The project is currently under construction. 

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...