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.
Parks + Streetscapes
Plan completed 2013
Urban Strategies (Lead), FORREC Ltd., GHD, Brad Golden & Co., ASI, Halsall Associates