The Downsview Lands in north Toronto surround Downsview Park; one of Toronto’s largest urban green spaces. Its five neighbourhoods will be interconnected, incorporating city transit, walking and cycling networks. These park-centered neighbourhoods will feature innovative design and provide places to live, learn, work and play.
The Downsview Lands are comprised of a former military base of approximately 572 acres (231.5 hectares) and sit on one of the highest elevations in the City of Toronto. Canada Lands’ interests in this site are twofold.
The first is Downsview Park, which includes recreational and green space that over time will occupy in excess of 50 per cent of the entire site; namely, 291 acres of parkland, with passive and natural areas, as well as active uses. Canada Lands Company is serving in an ongoing stewardship role with Downsview Park and is committed to maintaining, improving and connecting the park with the evolving neighbourhoods that surround it.
The second is the planning and development of these emerging neighbourhoods, designed as complementary to the Park and currently identified in the City of Toronto’s Secondary Plan for residential and commercial development. Presently designated as the Stanley Greene, William Baker, Sheppard, Chesswood and Allen neighbourhoods, these five parcels together represent one of the region’s most exciting community-building initiatives.
Incorporating input from local residents, community groups and city officials, the transition of these neighbourhoods is already underway. Stanley Greene, the first of the five neighbourhoods, started welcoming new residents in 2017. In 2019 the William Baker neighbourhood District Plan will be initiated. Public consultations with the community will play a vital role in this process.
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Servicing at the Stanley Greene neighbourhood is nearly complete. Once completed, Stanley Greene will be a master planned community offering new connections, parkland and municipal infrastructure, steps from Downsview Park. Individuals looking to purchase a home at Stanley Greene should visit the Mattamy website for more information: (http://www.mattamyhomes.com/GTA/Communities/Toronto/Downsview-Park/)
Further consultation is scheduled for 2015 to engage the community regarding the William Baker neighbourhood, north of Downsview Park.