William Baker is one of five neighbourhoods surrounding Downsview Park in Toronto.
The mature woodlot is at the heart of the upcoming new neighbourhood, creating a quiet spot for people to enjoy nature in the city. The opportunities for the community include housing, services and a range of other uses to serve new residents as well as those who already live nearby.
The process for planning the William Baker neighbourhood is underway. In June 2019, a public consultation process was launched to share information and seek ideas, input and aspirations to inform the district plan. Canada Lands is eager to continuing to work with the community throughout the planning process. In addition, the Company will be working with a wide range of stakeholders, including the City of Toronto, ecologists, urban planners, engineers, transportation experts, social service providers and builders to ensure the neighbourhood is well designed and effectively meets the needs of the community.
Canada Lands anticipates it will take two to three years to prepare the plan and complete the approvals process with the City of Toronto to move forward with its implementation. Construction on the neighbourhood is expected to begin in 2022/23.
Canada Lands Company would like to thank everyone who attended the June and July open house and pop-up sessions for the William Baker neighbourhood. For those who were not able to attend the event, we have created this interactive form where you can view photos and materials from the events, download them and share your feedback. We thank you in advance for your valuable input.
Join us to learn about and discuss the future William Baker Neighbourhood. Canada Lands Company (CLC) and its consultants will share information about the planning process and seek ideas, input and aspirations to inform the District Plan for the new William Baker Neighbourhood. We’re holding two sessions, one Thursday evening and one Sunday afternoon to allow for more people to attend. The same information will be shared at both sessions.
When: Thursday, June 6, 2019 (4:00 – 8:00 P.M.) & Sunday, June 9, 2019 (12:00 – 4:00 P.M.)
Where: 70 Canuck Ave, Toronto
To RSVP, please contact James Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org