William Baker

Toronto, Ontario

William Baker is one of five neighbourhoods surrounding Downsview Park in Toronto.

The mature woodlot is at the heart of the 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. The first phase of public consultation took place in the spring and summer of 2019 and followed a series of conversations with the community and local elected officials. During the first phase, Canada Lands hosted a number of events to share information, seek ideas, aspirations and additional feedback to inform the District Plan for the new William Baker Neighbourhood. The second phase of community consultation took place in fall 2019/winter 2020 to share information and seek feedback on early design options for the new neighbourhood. Canada Lands is eager to continue working 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. Construction is expected to begin in 2022/23.

For more details, please visit our project website williambakerneighbourhood.ca.

Property Update

2020 11 18

Canada Lands would like to thank everyone who was able to attend the online sessions for the William Baker Neighbourhood phase three community consultations on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:00pm and 7:00pm.
 

The presentation and video recordings have been posted to our project website. Your feedback is important to us, and we welcome you to review the presentation materials and complete the feedback form available on the project website. The deadline for phase three feedback is Thursday, December 10th. A summary of the feedback shared at the community meetings and online will be made available on the project website in January 2021.
 

For any questions about the William Baker Neighbourhood, please email James Cox, Senior Director at Canada Lands Company.

2020 11 02

Canada Lands invites you to participate in phase three of the William Baker consultation process and share and seek feedback on the emerging District Plan Concept prior to its submission to the City of Toronto. Due to COVID-19 and the need to protect public health, consultation activities will be online and by phone via virtual public sessions. Following the sessions the presentation and a feedback form will be made available at williambakerneighbourhood.ca. For details on how to participate, click here.

2020 09 18

Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020, and as a part of our ongoing planning work on the future William Baker Neighbourhood, we will be conducting soil testing within the William Baker property. This work will take place in various areas across the site. The work is expected to take place  through the Fall.If you have any questions please contact Victor Simone at vsimone@clc.ca or 647-289-4331.

2020 04 28

Canada Lands is paying close attention to the evolving situation with COVID-19. Following directives and recommendations from public health officials is Canada Lands’ top priority and as such any and all future consultation will follow public health recommendations to prioritize collective well-being. Canada Lands will continue to share information and ensure community members have an opportunity to share feedback in a safe and responsible manner.

2020 04 28

Canada Lands would like to thank everyone who participated in Phase Two of the William Baker Neighbourhood public consultation. The Phase Two Community Feedback Report is now complete and can be viewed and downloaded on the William Baker project website. The report summarizes feedback received during the second phase of consultation for the District Plan process, which took place in late 2019 and early 2020.

During the Phase Two consultations, we received a number of important questions related to the District Plan process. Canada Lands has compiled the responses and provided Bulletins on the topics of: Planning a Neighbourhood and District Plan; Retail/Service Commercial Uses; and Seniors. The Bulletins can be viewed and downloaded from the project website on the Phase Two Consultation page. Additional Bulletins will be posted to the project website as they become available.

2019 11 25

Canada Lands Company would like to thank everyone who attended the November open house sessions for the William Baker neighbourhood. For those who were not able to attend, presentation materials from the event can be viewed and downloaded from the right sidebar menu or the project website, www.williambakerneighbourhood.ca. We thank you for your valuable feedback.

2019 11 07

Join us as we continue discussions to develop the William Baker district plan. During this second round of consultation, we will begin exploring and seeking feedback on early design options for the new neighbourhood.

When: 

• Thursday, November 21, 2019 / 4:00 - 8:00 P.M.
• Sunday, November 24, 2019  /  12:00 – 3:00 P.M.

Where:
70 Canuck Ave, Toronto (Downsview Hub)

The same viewing materials will be made available at both open houses. Please pick the time that works best for you.

To RSVP, please contact: 

James Cox
Senior Director, Real Estate (Ontario), Canada Lands Company
jcox@clc.ca

2019 08 08

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, presentation materials from the event can be viewed and downloaded from the right sidebar menu or the project website, www.williambakerneighbourhood.ca. We thank you for your valuable input.

2019 06 05

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 jcox@clc.ca