In July 2018, Council adopted the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan (OPA 405), which was approved with modifications by the Province in June 2019. OPA 405 provides policy direction on intensification and accompanying infrastructure improvements in the Midtown area. OPA 405 also includes policy to prioritize a multi-functional signature public park on the lands of the Davisville Yard and highlights the area for further study in the Parks and Open Space Network Plan.
In adopting OPA 405, Council also directed staff to undertake a Special Study to explore the possibility of decking over the Davisville Yard. This is an outcome of the Council-endorsed Midtown Parks and Public Realm Plan, which highlights decking the Davisville Yard as a major opportunity to deliver a mixed-use office district with a signature public park.
CreateTO, the City of Toronto’s real estate agency, is collaborating and working in partnership with the City of Toronto, City Planning Division and in consultation with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), on the decking feasibility study of the Davisville Yard (“Yard”) and development concept plan for the McBrien Site located at 1900 Yonge Street.
This work responds to City Council direction to undertake a comprehensive study to explore decking over the Davisville Yard, and to conduct site due diligence and community consultations with respect to 1900 Yonge Street (McBrien Site) as part of the ModernTO Initiative.
The comprehensive study will be advanced through a stage-gate approach. Stage 1 will include a review of existing conditions, identifying strengths, opportunities and constraints and developing a vision and guiding principles. This will support the preparation of preliminary development concepts supported by technical decking considerations, identification of a preferred concept and advancement of a more detailed development concept for the McBrien Site. Stage 2 will focus on the refinement of a preferred concept and further detailed engineering and costing analysis.
As the Davisville Yard Study advances, staff will be hosting consultation activities to seek public feedback and help shape the recommendations of the study. Information on upcoming engagement opportunities will be posted on this webpage.
You can also reach out to the project team at any time via email if you have any questions or comments.
At this upcoming meeting, the team will review the project background and existing site conditions in and around the Davisville Yard. There will be a presentation and discussion of the draft Vision and Guiding Principles. This will be followed by a facilitated workshop to identify priorities for the site and potential options for the future park.
Thursday, May 26, 2022 (held virtually)
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
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