Client City of Toronto
The redevelopment of this community connects neighbourhoods, improves walkability and safety, and creates additional open space. The master plan features a 10-metre wide, multi-use trail corridor called the Greenway which lines both sides of the Allen Road trench. It gives pedestrians and cyclists an alternate north-south route, provides recreational opportunities and contributes to the city’s goal of increasing forestation.
Bioswales and a tree planting strategy improve the Greenway’s role as part of the larger storm water management system. The master plan also rehabilitates Baycrest Park, an under-utilized, nine-hectare park currently hemmed in by highways and backlot fences. It will be made more accessible, functional and safe by adding more programming and enhancing existing park features.
Plan completed 2013
Urban Strategies (Lead), FORREC Ltd., GHD, Brad Golden & Co., ASI, Halsall Associates