We invite you to join us for a Virtual Community Visioning Session on Thursday, May 26. Details are available on the Meetings & Events tab.
The Davisville Yard offers an opportunity to reimagine a large site in the heart of the Davisville neighbourhood, with a signature public park and a mix of new land uses. The City Planning Division, in partnership with CreateTO and the Toronto Transit Commission, is launching Next Stop: Davisville – a Special Study to assess the feasibility of decking the Davisville Yard. The study includes an engineering review, identifying TTC facility requirements, a land use and built form review and a funding strategy to realize the project.

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.

Virtual Community Visioning Session – May 26, 2022

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.

Meeting Details:

Thursday, May 26, 2022 (held virtually)
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Register or join up to 10 minutes in advance of the meeting starting.

If you prefer to join by phone
The call in number is: 416-915-6530
When prompted, enter the meeting code: 2462 002 9110
If prompted for a password, dial: 32847845

For information about how to join an online meeting, how to participate, and the code of conduct, please visit Participate in City Virtual Engagement Events.

A promotional postcard was mailed to all addresses located near the Davisville Yard.

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