To guide positive change and support the development of Scarborough Centre as a vibrant urban node over the coming decades, City staff have initiated a focused review of the Council approved 2005 Scarborough Centre Secondary Plan.

The Study will include:

  • Updated Vision and Planning Framework for Scarborough Centre
  • Conceptual Master Plan and Urban Design Guidelines
  • Public Realm Strategy
  • Built Form and Density Strategies
  • Scarborough Centre Massing (3D) Model
  • Parks and Open Space Strategy
  • Connections/Linkages Strategy
  • Community Infrastructure Strategy
  • Employment Strategy
  • Scarborough Centre Transportation Master Plan Refinements
  • Servicing Strategy

The Study is being undertaken in four phases. The City hired the consulting firm of The Planning Partnership, who assisted with Phase 1, which is now complete.

To assist with Phases 2-4, the City has hired the consulting firm of Gladki Planning Associates.

Our Scarborough Centre Study area is bounded by Highway 401 in the north, Bellamy Road North in the east, Ellesmere Road in the south and west of Brimley Road in the west.

The study area is divided into four precincts:

  • Brimley Precinct
  • Town Centre Commercial Precinct
  • The Civic Precinct
  • McCowan Precinct

Map of Our Scarborough Centre Study Area

Map of Our Scarborough Centre Study Area

Our Scarborough Centre Study consists of four phases and is currently in Phase 2.

Each phase will be complemented by robust public engagement components and other public events as required.

The consulting firm of The Planning Partnership, assisted staff with the completion of Phase 1 of the Study

Phase 1: Establish a Vision (Completed)
Oct 2018 – April 2019

  • Synthesis of work done to date
  • Update vision and planning principles
  • Community consultation
  • Develop a preliminary public realm plan
  • Final Consultant Report
  • Information Report to Scarborough Community Council

To assist staff with the remaining phases of the study (Phases 2-4), the City has hired the consulting firm of Gladki Planning Associates, who are leading a team of professionals in land use planning, urban design, transportation, servicing, community services and public engagement.

Phase 2: Generate and Test Ideas
Nov 2019 – Aug 2020

  • Background and existing conditions analysis
  • Preliminary development ideas and concepts
  • Visioning
  • Community Consultation

Phase 3: Synthesis and Recommendations Design, Analysis and Testing
Sept 2020 – Mar 2021

  • Revised Vision and Guiding Principles and Character Areas
  • Study Area and Character Area Development Concepts
  • Analysis and Testing
  • Design Review Panel
  • Community Consultation

Phase 4: Implementation and Report
April 2021 – July 2021

  • Final Design and Plan Development
  • Design Review Panel
  • Community Consultation
  • Final Consultant Report
  • Final Staff Report
  • Statutory Public Meeting – Scarborough Community Council
  • City Council