Urban Strategies Inc.

Urban Strategies Inc.

Urban Strategies® is a global urban design and planning consultancy based in Toronto.

The firm’s fourteen partners, 24 principals and associates, and complement of planners, designers and specialized staff come from diverse backgrounds, including architecture, economics, environmental science, landscape architecture, planning, public administration and the visual arts. Since 1986, Urban Strategies has earned over 100 awards and an international reputation.

The firm focuses on master planning, city-building, public policy, public and stakeholder engagement and strategic planning to produce creative, targeted and action-oriented land use plans.

The core of what the firm does is understand land – its development, constraints and opportunities and the strategies needed to best contribute to a community’s growth and development. At the base is a strong foundation in basic planning due diligence and policy analysis.

As an integrated planning and design firm Urban Strategies also has the expertise to test and understand different built form solutions for land development through massing and design exercises.

Through creative, meaningful engagement strategies, the firm involves community members from the very beginning and throughout the full program – the objective is to ensure that by the end of the process the plan belongs to the community.

Company information

197 Spadina Ave., Suite 600, Toronto, ON M5T 2C8, Canada
+1 (416) 340 9004

Recent News

 Last Tower Plan at Allenbury Gardens Redevelopment Submitted
 Revamped East Harbour Plan Makes First Appearance at DRP
 Photo of the Day: Kings Club
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 Next Steps for SmartTrack, Eglinton West LRT Projects
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 GM Mobility Campus Lacking Vision at Design Review Panel
 Plans Submitted for Phase 2 of Allenbury Gardens Rebuild
 Cats and a Cloudmaker: Exploring King West Public Realm Vision
 Design Evolves for Eglinton Square Mixed-Use Redevelopment
 First Look at Amenities for Greenland's Lakeside Residences
 Updated Wynford Green Master Plan Presented at Design Review
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 The Well: Diamond Corp Sells Interest as Construction Heats Up
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 Work Begins for Waterworks Building Heritage Preservation
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 Demolition Clearing Site for The Well at Front and Spadina
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 CTBUH and OPPI Hold Summer 2017 Tour
 Bay Adelaide North: New Tower Fuels Downtown Office Boom
 Government of Canada New Funding Partner for Finch West LRT
 Bay Park Centre Unveiled as 'CIBC Square' at Ground Breaking
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 Redevelopment of 10-Acre Bloor & Dundas Site on the Horizon
 Three Land Use Concepts Being Considered for Yorkdale Mall
 Denmark's COBE Architects Rethink Toronto's Scrivener Square
 Lower JCT: Mixed-Use Draft Building Coming to Sterling Road
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 Yorkdale Mall: West Wing the Next Step in Retail Expansion
 Iconic Honest Ed's Sign Coming Down on Markham Street
 Ontario Advances High-Speed Rail Between Toronto and Windsor
 The Well: Retailers and Offices to Anchor Mixed-Use Community
 Trio of Wellington Street Proposals Face Vocal Public Scrutiny
 Toronto City Council Advances Wave of Downtown Developments
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 CIBC Announced as Anchor Tenant for Bay Park Centre
 Urban Design Plans Reveal Potential Phasing At The Well
 Big Plans in Store for the Transformation of Don Mills & Eglinton
 Growth To Watch For 2017: Toronto's Central Waterfront
 Growth To Watch For 2017: U of T, West of Downtown
 20-Storey Office Tower Proposed at Clarence Square
 Growth to Watch For 2017: East York and Don Mills
 Growth to Watch for 2017: Beaches, Leslieville, & The Danforth
 Daniels Faculty Showcasing Concepts for Lower Junction Park
 GTAA Unveils Vision For Multi-Modal Transit Hub at Pearson
 Transit Hub Signals Bold Reinvention of Toronto's Pearson Airport
 Growth To Watch For 2017: York to Yorkdale to York Mills
 An Honest Farewell: Saying Goodbye to a Toronto Icon
 80- and 79-Storey Towers Proposed for Toronto's Waterfront
 79- and 80-Storey Condos Planned for Queens Quay LCBO Site
 Growth To Watch For: Dupont, the Junction, and St. Clair West
 Growth To Watch for 2017: Etobicoke Centre and Bloor West
 Rezoning Application Outlines Vision for East Harbour Site
 East Harbour: A Transit Hub in the Making for Toronto
 Growth To Watch For 2017: King West, Queen West, and More
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 Scarborough's Golden Mile Joins Wave of Mall Redevelopment
 High Park Ave: High-Rises Tabled to Fill Tower-In-The-Park Block
 Topping Off: UrbanToronto's Hottest Stories of 2016!
 East Bayfront: Podium Levels Rising at Moshe Safdie's Monde
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 Waterworks Redevelopment Presented to Design Review Panel
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 Menkes' LCBO Site Concept Presented to the Public
 Menkes' LCBO Lands Proposal Presented to Design Review Panel
 Waterworks Building Redevelopment Looks to History for Cues
 Toronto to Share Costs for SmartTrack, Other Transit Projects
 Preliminary Plans Reveal Scope of Unilever Redevelopment
 Bathurst Station Unveils Bittersweet Homage to Honest Ed's
 North York's Celestica Site Re-Imagined as 'Wynford Green'
 Waterworks Building Showcases its Vision for the Future
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 CityAge: Is it Time to Change Toronto's Development Process?
 Application Officially Submitted for Galleria Mall Redevelopment
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 MOD, Woodcliffe, and YMCA to Redevelop Waterworks Building
 Lower JCT: Museum FLTS Joins A Changing Neighbourhood
 Explainer: Office Space Classifications
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 Four New SmartTrack Stations Announced for Toronto's East End
 The Foot of Yonge: Pier 27 Tower Joins Downtown Waterfront
 Mirvish Village: Updated Plan Praised, Criticized at Consultation
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 Unilever Site Gets Boost From Revamped Relief Line Corridor
 Menkes Applying for Significant Intensification of LCBO Lands
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 Topping Off November 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
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 Photo of the Day: Honest Ed's
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 More Details Emerge on Massive 81-141 Bay Street Development
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 Throwback Thursday: South Core and the ACC
 Topping Off March 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Toronto East of the Don River: Growth to Watch for in 2015
 Design of The Well Development at Spadina and Front Evolving
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 First Gulf Engages the Community on Transformative 'Project 21'
 Westbank's Bloor and Bathurst Model Shows Scale of Proposal
 Westbank Proposes Fully Rethought Mirvish Village Redevelopment
 Yorkdale Expansion Now Rising Above Ground Level
 Construction Begins on New Park and Trail at Ontario Place
 Major Redevelopment at 400 Front West by State Building Group
 Topping Off January 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Preliminary Design Surfaces for 30 Bay Street Office Tower
 Topping Off 2014: Our Most Popular News Stories
 First Capital Realty to Invest $1 Billion Over the Next 5 Years
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 New GO Bus Terminal Slated for Massive 45-141 Bay Development
 Excavation Progressing for Yorkdale's Nordstrom Expansion
 Evolving Design for The Well evident in New Renderings
 Connecting The Dots On A Major New Toronto Development
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 Transformation Begins In Toronto's Alexandra Park Community
 Construction Continues on Yorkdale Shopping Centre Expansion
 Update Unveiled for Park and Trail Plans at Ontario Place
 Topping Off February 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Allied Properties REIT Brings Office Space to Downtown West
 Alexandra Park Revitalization starts with Demolition and SQ Condos
 Topping Off January 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
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 Public Feedback Sought on New Park and Trail at Ontario Place
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 Ontarians Invited to Share Ideas to Revitalize Ontario Place
 Province Announces Ontario Place Revitalization Design Team
 Photo of the Day: Ontario Place
 Deciding the Future of Ontario Place
 The UrbanToronto dataBase Celebrates 500 Projects
 First Phase of Ontario Place Revitalization Plan Announced
 Introducing Visto Condominiums
 Topping Off April 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Yorkdale Shopping Centre Announces $331 Million Expansion
 Recommendations released from a Design Charrette on the Future of Ontario Place
 Cranes fill the Sky in the West Don Lands' Pan Am Village
 21 Don Roadway: First Gulf Launches Another Huge Project for Toronto
 First Capital Holds Second Public Humbertown Plaza Redevelopment Meeting Tonight
 First Capital Plans A Makeover For Humbertown
 Toronto's "Other" Development: Proposed Commercial Projects
 Checking in on Progress of the Yorkdale Mall Expansion
 TCHC Moves to Redevelop Allenbury Gardens
 First Gulf Corp Buys Old Unilever Factory at Don Valley and Lake Shore
 Urbancorp and First Capital Bringing Sophistication To King West
 Heritage Toronto Moment: Yorkdale Shopping Centre
 Another Yorkdale Expansion Well Underway
 Yorkdale Mall Expansion Updated
 Alexandra Park Is Set To Follow Regent Park As TCHC Plans Major Revitalization
 Oxford Properties and AIMCo's Yorkdale Mall Expands
 Rumours Circulating That A 50 Storey Office Tower Plus Bus Terminal Is Coming To 45 Bay Street
 Photo Of The Day: Toronto Skyline From Ontario Place
 Ontario Place Wants Your Thoughts About Revitalization
 Yorkdale Mall Planning Major Expansion
 Revitalization Coming To Toronto's Ontario Place?

Projects


2280 Dundas West

Concept for 2280 Dundas West, design by Giannone Petricone for Choice Properties
2280 Dundas St W, Toronto | Choice Properties REIT
Choice Properties REIT is planning a redevelopment of their site at 2280 Dundas Street West in Toronto, just south of Bloor and Dundas West subway and Bloor GO Transit and UP Express stations. The ... go to project

306-326 Davenport

306-326 Davenport, Toronto, designed by BBB Architects for Cityzen and Greybrook
306-326 Davenport at Designers Walk is a 27-storey multi-use residential tower designed by BBB Architects for Cityzen Development Group and Greybrook Realty Partners at the north end of Toronto's ... go to project

3429 Bloor Street West

3429 Bloor Street West, Toronto, by Verve Senior Living, Giannone Petricone
3429 Bloor Street West , Toronto | Verve Senior Living
Offical Plan Amendment and Rezoning application to construct a 18 storey retirement and assisted living facility, replacing the on-site Beer Store with a new street-level retail space. go to project

859 The Queensway

859 The Queensway, First Avenue, Latch, Teeple Architects, Toronto
859 The Queensway, Toronto | First Avenue Properties, Latch Developments
Proposed 14-storey condominium development with ground floor retail at 859 The Queensway in Toronto. The plan from First Avenue Properties and Latch Developments is designed by Teeple Architects go to project

95 Lake Shore Blvd E (LCBO Lands Block 2)

95 Lake Shore Boulevard East, Toronto | Menkes Developments
64 and 70-storey architectsAlliance-designed residential towers are proposed to rise on the northeast quadrant of the LCBO Lands on Queens Quay Boulevard East in Toronto's Lower Yonge Precinct ... go to project

Alexandra Park Revitalization

Alexandra Park Toronto Revitalization By Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Vanauley Walk & Napanee Ct, Toronto | Toronto Community Housing Corporation, Tridel
Toronto Community Housing is going beyond bricks and mortar to build clean, safe homes for our residents while creating vibrant communities where people can thrive. By working together with the ... go to project

Allenbury Gardens Redevelopment

Allenbury Gardens Redevelopment, Fram, TCHC, Core Architects, Toronto
3, 5, 11, 17, 21 Allenbury Gardens and 3, 5 Kingslake Road, Toronto | Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Allenbury Gardens Redevelopment by Fram Building Group and TCHC. Designed by Brook McIlroy and Core Architects. go to project

Auto BLDG. and MoCA at Lower JCT.

Auto BLDG., Toronto, by Greybrook Capital, Castleptiont Numa, ERA Architects, aA
158 Sterling Road, Toronto | Castlepoint Numa, Greybrook Realty Partners
The industrial facade of 158 Sterling Rd. is unusually well preserved, with its iconic buff-coloured concrete pilasters and mullioned glass seemingly unchanging on the horizon since the building ... go to project

CIBC Square (was Bay Park Centre)

Looking southeast to CIBC Square, Toronto, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Hines
45 Bay Street, Toronto | Hines, Ivanhoé Cambridge
CIBC Square is a two-phase office and retail development at 81 and 141 Bay Street by Hines on a site owned by SITq real estate arm Ivanhoé Cambridge. Hines serves as development manager for phase ... go to project

Draft Building at Lower JCT.

Draft Building at Lower JCT., Toronto, by Castlepoint Numa, Greybrook, SvN
158 Sterling Road , Toronto | Castlepoint Numa, Greybrook Realty Partners
The Tower Automotive Building and its surrounding lands in Toronto’s Junction Triangle have been vacant since 2006, lying fallow at the epicenter of a once vital manufacturing district. The ‘Draft ... go to project

East Harbour

Bridge, East Harbour, Toronto, designed by OMA and Adamson for First Gulf
21 Don Roadway, Toronto | First Gulf
Located on a 60-acre site directly east of Toronto’s downtown core, East Harbour is the largest commercial project currently planned in Canada. Once complete, this 12-million square foot, unique ... go to project

Galleria Mall Redevelopment

Galleria Mall Redevelopment, Freed, ELAD Canada, Hariri Pontarini Architects
1245 Dupont Street, Toronto | Freed Developments, ELAD Canada
Proposed redevelopment of the Galleria Mall at 1245 Dupont Street by Freed and ELAD Canada go to project

Golden Mile Shopping Centre Redevelopment

Golden Mile Shopping Centre, Toronto, by Choice Properties REIT
1890 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough | Choice Properties REIT
Official Plan Amendment application to add new policies to the Official Plan that would guide the re-development of the Golden Mile Shopping Centre at 1880-1892 Eglinton Ave. East and 1523 & ... go to project

Humbertown Redevelopment

Humbertown Redevelopment proposal by First Capital Realty, Toronto
270 The Kingsway, Etobicoke | First Capital Realty, Tridel
The development proposal puts forward a liveable, mixed-use community. with generous high-quality open spaces and public thoroughfares that will bring to Humbertown a welcoming quality of life for ... go to project

LCBO Tower (100 Queens Quay East)

Looking northeast towards the LCBO Tower at 100 Queens Quay East, Toronto
100 Queens Quay East, Toronto | Menkes Developments
The proposed Menkes Waterfront development will include a 25-storey, 763,000 square foot office tower, 300,000 square feet of commercial retail space, and a new residential community. This new ... go to project

Lakeside Residences

215 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, by Hariri Pontarini Architects for Greenland
215 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto | Greenland Group
The City's most anticipated master-planned community located in the heart of the Toronto’s waterfront at 215 Lake Shore Boulevard East. Sitting on one of the largest remaining parcels of land in ... go to project

Mirvish Village (Honest Ed's Redevelopment)

Mirvish Village, Toronto, by Henriquez Partners Architects for Westbank
581 Bloor St W, Toronto | Westbank Corp
Westbank Corp is proposing a redevelopment of the Honest Ed's and Mirvish Village site at Bloor and Bathurst Streets in Toronto's Annex area. The development proposes fine grain details at ground ... go to project

Museum FLTS. at Lower JCT.

Museum FLTS., Toronto, by Greybrook, Castlepoint Numa, architectsAlliance
Drawing inspiration from the industrial and artistic character of the neighbourhood, the architecture of the Museum FLTS. speaks of a rich heritage and timeless design. The new 10-storey ... go to project

Ontario Place

Toronto's Ontario Place
955 Lake Shore Blvd W,, Toronto | Province of Ontario
Ontario Place is a multiple use entertainment and seasonal waterfront park attraction located in Toronto, Ontario, and owned by the Crown in Right of Ontario. It is administered as an agency of ... go to project

Pearson Transit Hub

Pearson Transit Hub, image courtesy of the Great Toronto Airports Authority
6090 Viscount Rd, Mississauga | Greater Toronto Airports Authority
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is moving ahead with plans for a regional transit centre to connect the airport area to key employment and residential areas throughout the Greater ... go to project

Scrivener Court

Scrivener Court, Toronto, designed by COBE Architects for DiamondCorp, Tricon
5 Scrivener Square, Toronto | Diamond Corp, Tricon Capital Group Inc.
Scrivener Court, to be 8- and 26-storey buildings containing 182 rental units and retail, addressed to 5 Scrivener Square at Yonge Street, just south of Summerihill subway station. Designed by ... go to project

The Well

Aerial, The Well, Toronto, Allied REIT, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini, Tridel
410 Front St. W., Toronto | RioCan REIT, Allied Properties REIT, Tridel
The Well is a new, open and vibrant mixed-use community in downtown Toronto where people can live, work, and shop well. Spread over seven and a half acres, The Well borders Wellington, Spadina and ... go to project

Toronto GM Mobility Campus

GM Mobility Campus at 271 Eastern Avenue, Quadrangle Architects Limited, Toronto
721 Eastern Avenue, Toronto |
A new employment campus at 721 Eastern Avenue by General Motors Canada. The project includes a new Mobility Hub for GM with 150-265 high-paying skilled jobs, in addition to a new public street ... go to project

UTSC Student Residence

UTSC Student Residence, University of Toronto, Kearns Mancini Architects
3300 Ellesmere Road, Toronto | University of Toronto
Proposed UTSC Student Residence building at 3300 Ellesmere Road in Scarborough. The 10-storey building will feature a design by Kearns Mancini Architects go to project

Waterworks Building Redevelopment

The view through St. Andrew's Playground to Waterworks Toronto, MOD, Woodcliffe
505 Richmond Street West , Toronto | MOD Developments Inc., Woodcliffe Properties
When we coined the phrase, "The Industrial Evolution." it was less an advertising slogan than a descriptive for our transformation of the 1930's era public utilities building into stylish city ... go to project

West TWNS. at Lower JCT.

West TWNS., Toronto, by Greybrook Capital, Castlepoint Numa, TACT
34 Perth Avenue, Toronto | Castlepoint Numa, Greybrook Realty Partners
In the art world these residences would be labeled as “limited editions”. There are, and will never be, any more than the 32 townhomes like these. West TWNS. are residential masterworks, designed ... go to project

West Village Port Credit

West Village Port Credit, Mississauga, by Dream, Fieldgate, DiamondCorp, Fram
West Village Partners ("WVP") is pleased to announce that it has concluded the purchase of the 72-acre former industrial site at 70 Mississauga Road South in Port Credit. WVP is looking forward to ... go to project

Wynford Green

Wynford Green, Celestica, Office Building, Sweeny & Co Architects, Toronto
844 Don Mills Road, Toronto | Diamond Corp, Lifetime Developments, Context Development
Located on the northwest corner of Eglinton and Don Mills Road, the 60-acre master planned and transit-oriented development would feature commercial space, office buildings, and residential uses ... go to project

Yorkdale Mall

Yorkdale Mall 2016 Expansion Toronto by Oxford Properties
3401 Dufferin St, Toronto | Oxford Properties Group
Yorkdale Shopping Centre, one of Canada’s leading shopping destinations, announced a new 298,000 square foot retail expansion that will be complete in the Fall of 2016. Construction of Yorkdale’s ... go to project