West Don Lands

DTAH played a key role in the planning, design and implementation of the West Don Lands Precinct, a 32-ha brownfield site located east of Toronto’s downtown. This former industrial site will provide up to 6,000 residential units and a wide range of live/work, commercial, retail, and employment space. Following extensive site remediation, the West Don Lands primary park space and portions of the residential blocks are now under construction.

The Precinct Plan developed in 2004 was led by Urban Design Associates (UDA) of Pittsburgh, and included DTAH as public space and local urban design consultant. DTAH later collaborated with UDA on the accompanying 2006 Block Plan and Design Guidelines. In 2007, DTAH led the Cherry Street Charrette and was part of the West Don Lands Transit EA team. The local councillor and community praised both the TTC and Waterfront for their efforts, seen by many as a watershed moment for holistic, community-initiated street design in the City.

This precinct is home to the 2015 Pan Am Games Athletes’ Village, with DTAH acting as a key member of the Planning, Design and Compliance team.