Railway Lands Block 32 and 36
The Development Strategy provides a road map for the creation of a socially and environmentally sustainable community, on a significant city-owned property adjacent to Toronto’s historic Fort York.
The study addresses a number of important issues including heritage, archaeology, soil remediation, servicing, transportation, open space, and overall sustainability. A thoughtful stakeholder consultation process resulted in the balance struck between built form and open space, which values the heritage and recreational importance of the setting. The design also sets out to link the Blocks to nearby communities and the waterfront.
The centerpiece of the design is the Mouth of the Creek Park, a public open space at the historic entry point to the garrison that connects the neighbourhood to the Fort itself.