Now more than ever, we understand a vision for downtown Toronto should prioritize open public spaces, affordable housing, and improved transit connectivity.

To help make this vision a reality we’re pushing reset on our plans, and reassessing what a mixed-use community and a generous public park in the heart of downtown can and should look like.

By decking over the rail corridor between Bathurst Street and Blue Jays Way, we have a generational opportunity to build a mixed-use community that can address the need for public spaces, affordable housing, and improved transit connectivity.

The evolving concept for the Rail Deck District will be presented publicly at two events this Spring.

An in-person open house, and virtual public meeting hosted by the City of Toronto, and co-led by the design team, will explore the highest and best use of the district’s public spaces and community hubs.

Meeting Details:
Join in Person at an Open House
The Open House will take place on March 27, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Canoe Landing Community Recreation Centre, Multipurpose Room #4 (45 Fort York Boulevard).

Individuals are welcome to drop by the Open House anytime between the scheduled hours.
Join Online or by Phone at a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting
The session will take place on April 4, 2023, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. A link will be provided on the City Planning Consultations Webpage at before the session begins to be used for joining the meeting Online.

For more information about how to join the meeting and how to participate visit Participate in City Virtual Engagement
In February 2022, the Rail Deck District team held a virtual public townhall to discuss the status of the project and the overarching vision. You can watch a recording of the event here:
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Feb. 23, 2022
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6:30 - 7:30 pm
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Online (Zoom)

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Decking over the rail corridor has transformational potential for the city of Toronto. This is a conversation that has been ongoing for the last eight years.

While we are pushing reset on our vision to work towards the best mix of open spaces and new mixed-use communities possible, we aren’t walking from all of the learning that has taken place to date. Instead we are adding to our knowledge by blending new voices and expertise with experienced Rail Deck consultants including some of the original team behind Rail Deck Park.
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Timeline of events

Spring 2021
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Project team is onboarded with local champions and experienced Rail Deck experts.
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Project and Development teams review past plans, comments, and feedback.
May 2021 – 2022
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Development and Project teams meet with the City to discuss park space and public realm.
February 23, 2022
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First open house to be held.
Early Spring 2022
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Rezoning application to be submitted to the City of Toronto.
Summer / Fall 2022
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Second open house to be held.

Following the open house, this page will be updated with frequently asked questions.

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