PLANNING AND ANALYSIS – Regional Honour Award
This Master Plan was for the Lower Don Trail, a 6-kilometre long corridor extending from Pottery Road to the north to Parliament Street to the south. The intensification and development of new communities in the Lower Don Valley neighbourhoods will bring an estimated 80,000 new people into the core of the city.
The Master Plan recommends strategies to improve environmental protection and access, and to consider possibilities for public art in the Lower Don River valley lands. It also provides a long-term strategy to establish a theme, create positive user experiences, improve access, and incorporate all existing studies, plans and initiatives in the study area – a bold new chapter of the ongoing revitalization of the Lower Don Valley.
The master plan was prepared for the City of Toronto and the Toronto and Region Conservation. The consultant team was led by DTAH, with AECOM, Andrew Davies Design, Public Space Workshop, SPH Planning and Consulting, and LURA.