MIX OF USES

From its previous existence as a single use mall, the community vision will offer a broad mix of uses such as:

 

 

• Shopping with a mix of large store and neighbourhood retail

• Dining at a selection of restaurants and cafes

• Offices to bring more employment to the neighbourhood

• Residential to give people more opportunity to own here

• Parkland where there used to be pavement

• Complete Streets that make walking, cycling and driving safer for everyone

• Pathways that link our neighbourhood, and our neighbours, together

• And a central square where our community can gather

All renderings are artist’s concept. Map not to scale, E. & O.E.

RETAIL SQUARE

 

• Accessible Complete Streets are designed so that pedestrians, bikes and cars will share the street together –
with priority given to pedestrians.

• Rows of shade trees will shelter restaurants and retail in the manner of the retail promenade.

• The new street pattern will include natural links and connections to the surrounding community.

All renderings are artist’s concept. Map not to scale, E. & O.E.

NEW PARK

AND OPEN SPACES

 

• Connect the community to the surrounding neighbourhood through shared use of the parks

• A variety of Programming can be planned for different parks and public spaces (privately owned features of our community like the central square)

• Shoppers will be drawn to new retail by the main street where residents will interact, creating a stronger sense of community

All renderings are artist’s concept. E. & O.E.

NEW STREETS

 

• Better connections and new mobility options to the surrounding neighbourhoods

• Better traffic management opportunities

• Safer driving experience than a large parking lot

• Safer cycling and pedestrian experience

All renderings are artist’s concept. Map not to scale, E. & O.E.

PUBLIC REALM

 

• Meet neighbours while strolling, window shopping, biking or heading out in your car. The public realm of roads, paths, sidewalks and parks will bring people together

• Good connections make a great community

“Residential units above retail keep the street active around the clock, providing convenience for residents and sales volume for retailers.” - Urban Land Insitute Report - "Ten Principles for Rebuilding Neighbourhood Retail"

All renderings are artist’s concept. Map not to scale, E. & O.E.

SUSTAINABILITY

 SOLAR 

PASSIVE SOLAR DESIGN TO REDUCE ENERGY

Active Solar Systems to capture the energy and heat from the sun

 

 AIR 

HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENTS

Through the use of modern fresh air systems

 

 EARTH 

SUITABLE LANDSCAPING TO REDUCE HEAT ISLAND EFFECT

Parks and parkettes added to enhance outdoor space

 

 WATER 

STORM WATER MANAGEMENT TO REDUCE THE LOAD ON THE CITY’S INFRASTRUCTURE

Low flow plumbing fixtures to latest building code standards

 

TRANSPORTATION

 New roads will create additional options in a community that is currently well-served by transportation routes. Current transportation plans include major upgrades to local services.

•    Agincourt GO Station and the planned SmartTrack are within a 10-minute walk

•    Seven bus lines are in the immediate area

•    The Hwy. 401 on-ramp is located 0.7 km’s from Kennedy and Sheppard

•    Toronto has major plans for a new Subway/LRT that will stop at our corner

•    19 minutes by bus from Don Mills Subway Station

•    25 minutes by bus from Kennedy Subway Station

•    24 minutes by bus from Scarborough SRT

•    30 minutes to Union Station by GO Train

COMMUNITY

SERVICES

 From parks to community centres and libraries, the neighbourhood currently offers a broad spectrum of community amenities

• Agincourt Public Library is right next door. A recent renovation has added a Digital Innovation Hub, Expanded Teen Zone, two new program room spaces, attractive and accessible front entrance doors and a laptop counter for additional study space

• Seven parks are within a 15-minute walk, including the 19-acre Ron Watson Park across Bonis Ave

 

• Stephen Leacock Community Centre and Stephen Leacock Seniors Community Centre are within a 12-minute walk

 

• The 42.20 ha Tam O’Shanter Golf Club provides a vast expanse of green within 400 metres of the neighbourhood

 

• This community will be a strong support to the new planned transportation infrastructure, including SmartTrack and the proposed Sheppard Subway/LRT, both of which will be within walking distance

• New Community Centre connected to Agincourt Public Library

Map not to scale, E. & O.E.