Janet Rosenberg & Studio (Landscape Architect)
Hariri Pontarini Architects (Architect)
Urban Strategies Inc. (Planners)
Renderings: Hariri Pontarini Architects
Yorkdale Shopping Centre is the premiere shopping destination in the GTA and one of the most iconic retail destinations in Canada. The proposed Yorkdale Shopping Centre Block Master Plan represents an opportunity to maintain the existing shopping centre in its entirety, while developing the surface parking lots around the mall into a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use, high-rise community. The well-connected neighbourhood will feature a network of high-quality open spaces that live up to the excellence that has become associated with Yorkdale.
The 35+ acre, crescent-shaped proposed development features 19 new mixed-use towers and over 5,000 residential units, a mix of public spaces, privately-owned publicly accessible spaces (POPS), animated streetscapes, community amenities, retail, office, hotel and commercial spaces. With a focus on sustainability and resilient public realm, the master plan will dedicate 3.39 hectares of land – 24% of the total site area – to pedestrian-friendly open and green spaces with three new public parks and dynamic, programmable community spaces. Pathways, neighbourhood-focused promenades, underground parking, and retail-oriented high streets will be woven throughout the dynamic mixed-use site.
The open spaces within the proposed block master plan site will set the site apart from other mall redevelopment and intensification projects that are taking place across the GTA, creating a welcoming, dynamic and cohesive new Yorkdale community.