TELL US WHAT YOU THINK OF OUR PLAN FOR 1495 HERON ROAD!
On April 13, Canada Lands held a webinar where it presented its preferred concept to reintegrate 1495 Heron Road into the community by introducing a new mix of housing, retail, open space, and amenities. Thank you to all who participated in this event. Answers to questions that we were not able to get to during the webinar will be posting here in the coming days.
Until April 29, those who could not attend and the community are invited to view the preferred concept (pictured in the media gallery below) and share their thoughts via an online questionnaire. We also invite you to watch the video below explaining the master planning process and how community input helped shape the latest plan for this site.
(The questionnaire is now closed)
ABOUT THE DRAFT PREFERRED CONCEPT
In this draft preferred concept (pictured in the gallery below), 1495 Heron Road is reimagined as a vibrant mixed-use community with many green and open spaces, framed by a beautiful and natural “blue-green” pathway along the east and north. Nearly all the heritage buildings are rehabilitated and re-used, and new buildings are arranged to maintain various views to the historic chapel – highlighting the site’s heritage campus feel. Space for a potential new elementary school has been set aside to the west near the existing greenspace, and a mix of low- and mid-rise housing types are built throughout to meet the needs of many different people with varying incomes, such as families, young professionals, and seniors. 1495 Heron Road has become a place that connects history with the future, surrounding neighbourhoods with one another, and greenspace with urban living.
NEXT STEPS - A MASTER PLAN FOR 1495 HERON ROAD
Based on the public’s feedback on the draft concept, Canada Lands will develop a master plan for 1495 Heron Road.
The master plan will outline how the available land will be used, what buildings will be built or removed, heritage and commemoration elements, servicing and infrastructure, as well as guidelines for architectural and landscape design, and the inclusion of public spaces and amenities for the broader community.
Stay tuned for information on the next steps in this process.