Downtown is Growing
Toronto’s high quality of life and economic opportunities have made it one of the fastest growing cities in North America. Nowhere is this more evident than in our growing and increasingly vibrant Downtown.
TOcore is an initiative to prepare a new plan for Toronto’s Downtown along with a series of five infrastructure-related strategies for community facilities, parks and public realm, mobility, energy and water.
The proposed Downtown Plan is a 25-year vision that sets the direction for the city centre as the cultural, civic, retail and economic heart of Toronto and as a great place to live. The proposed Plan seizes the opportunities that come with intensification, while addressing the challenges often associated with growth. A series of goals – grouped around the themes of complete communities, connectivity, prosperity, resiliency and responsibility – establish outcomes the Downtown Plan intends to achieve as growth continues.
The proposed Downtown Plan provides detailed direction on the appropriate scale and location of future growth. It links this growth with infrastructure provision to ensure the creation of 'Complete Communities', addressing the requirements under the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017).