1035 Sheppard Avenue West

Mixed Use

1035 Sheppard Avenue West

Site Introduction

Representing the largest site in Build Toronto’s portfolio, the Downsview project involves a comprehensive master plan and the future development of approximately 57 acres of land around Downsview subway station. This area encompasses one of the largest undeveloped sites in the City of Toronto.

Before a development application can be put together, Build Toronto is working with the City of Toronto on the approval of Allen District Plan and an environmental assessment for the new roads in the precinct. Build Toronto will also be looking at the servicing, transportation and environmental considerations in this area.

Build Toronto has begun a comprehensive community engagement process for the Allen District Plan. For more information, visit theallendistrict.ca



Major Intersection: Sheppard Avenue West and Allen Road
Surrounding Uses: Medium- to high-density residential to the north; low-density residential to the east; the Allen Expressway to the south and south-west; and Parc Downsview Park vacant lands and Bombardier Aerospace to the west. Adjacent to subway access and transit bus terminal.
Ward: 10 - York-Centre
Councillor: James Pasternak
Site Area (acres): 57
Current Use: Vacant and TTC commuter parking
Proposed Use: Mixed-Use with residential, retail and office components
Official Plan - Land Use Designation: Mixed Use Area, Apartment Neighbourhood and Neighbourhood
Planning and Staff Reports:

Development Objectives

  • Civilize Allen Road
  • Create gateways
  • Provide sensitive and appropriate transitions to adjacent uses
  • Create a vibrant, interconnected parks and open-space system
  • Ensure that a mix of land uses is provided
  • Promote greening opportunities
  • Introduce high-quality builtform and design
  • Create employment
  • Create transit-oriented development on a transit node
  • Develop significant residential neighbourhood
  • Integrate 300 affordable housing units
  • Rendering of a Design Concept (Zeidler Partnership, 2014)

  • Southeast aerial view of the site (2012)

  • Southeast aerial view of the site (2012)

Development Lead

Michael S. Whelan Michael S. Whelan
Vice President, Development

Bayne Anderson Bayne Anderson
Director, Development

Don Logie Don Logie
Senior Vice President, Development & Investments