Urban Residential Neighbourhoods
Vibrant new urban neighborhoods replace obsolete land uses. Featuring a mix of medium and high-density condominiums and apartments that are well supported by amenities and services, they also include elements of office and institutional space that diversify risk and add both financial and convenience value.
Client: Wellesley Central Health Corporation, Toronto
October 2001 – March 2007
As a legacy to its earlier use, the 6.5 acre site of the former Wellesley and Princes Margaret hospitals has been transformed into a healthy urban community, consisting of a public park and new street, a long-term care facility, supportive housing for frail individuals, condominiums and townhomes.
Role: Acted for the client in the capacity of Vice President, Real Estate to manage the redevelopment of a 6.5-acre former hospital site In midtown Toronto, including overseeing demolition of existing buildings, masterplanning of new mixed-Income residential development, negotiating City approvals, marketing and negotiating the sale of land parcels to potential developers, and overseeing environmental remediation and infrastructure development.
Client: Silvercore Developments, Toronto
October 2007 – June 2015
Situated in a prime subway location at the northern gateway to North York City Centre, this 10-acre site is currently occupied by a suburban retail strip mall. It is soon to be transformed consistent with the illustrated vision, into an intensified urban district of residential, office, retail, and park uses.
Role: Directed the masterplanning and approvals process.
Client: Toronto Economic Development Corporation
August 2003 – September 2008
The 26-acre Queen Elizabeth Docks site on Toronto’s central waterfront is being developed under the aegis of Waterfront Toronto in accordance with a master plan finalized in 2008. The plan envisages the creation of a new medium-to-high density mixed use community that celebrates the downtown waterfront location, and features two new parks and an animated waterfront promenade.
Role: Worked with TEDCO, the City of Toronto agency that controlled the land, in negotiating the development of the master plan, and in managing the development of a 500,000 sq. ft. office building for Corus Communications as the first major new building on the site.