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 Rail Deck District that addresses all three of these critical needs holistically.
Stay updated on the evolving concept for the Rail Deck Corridor between Bathurst and Blue Jays Way.
Rail Deck District integrates publicly accessible amenities with mixed-use neighbourhoods, addressing our city’s need for housing and open spaces head-on. The Team intends to make a submission to the City in the coming weeks.
Our first virtual public open house was held on February 23, 2022. Watch a recording of the open house below.
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MEET THE TEAM
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.
Timeline of events
Project team is onboarded with local champions and experienced Rail Deck experts.
Project and Development teams review past plans, comments, and feedback.
May 2021 – 2022
Development and Project teams meet with the City to discuss park space and public realm.
February 23, 2022
First open house to be held.
Early Spring 2022
Rezoning application to be submitted to the City of Toronto.
Summer / Fall 2022
Second open house to be held.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Following the open house, this page will be updated with frequently asked questions.
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