The Ontario Growth Secretariat has released case studies of recently completed projects that illustrate key policies in the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. These projects were selected because they:
They are organized under the following categories:
Link to the most recently added urban form case studies:
We encourage you to download these case studies to inform your work, to use as a platform for discussion and to share with your community, colleagues, and decision-makers.
Portico - Vancouver, British Columbia ( PDF 3.9 MB)
A successful transformation of an underused brownfield site into a higher density, pedestrian friendly, transit-supportive, mixed-use, infill development.
Selkirk Waterfront Community - Victoria, British Columbia ( PDF 6.5 MB)
An award-winning, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use, brownfield redevelopment project that includes affordable housing, green building and site development, the integration of employment and institutional uses, and urban intensification.
Port Credit Village, Phase 1 - Mississauga, Ontario ( PDF 6.3 MB)
An award-winning brownfield redevelopment that intensifies an established main street and residential area, within a ten-minute walk of a commuter rail station.
Holiday Neighborhood - Boulder, Colorado ( PDF 3.8 MB)
An award-winning redevelopment of a greyfield site into a residential, mixed-use community that is energy efficient and includes a substantial amount of affordable housing.
Garrison Woods - Calgary, Alberta ( PDF 3.4 MB)
An award-winning redevelopment of a greyfield site into a residential, mixed-use community with a strongly articulated public open space system.
Artscape Wychwood Barns - Toronto, Ontario
An award-winning project to transform an abandoned industrial heritage site into a multi-purpose facility, while creating a transit-supportive, pedestrian-oriented environment and high quality public open spaces.
Technology Square - Cambridge, Massachusetts ( PDF 2.3 MB)
A recent intensification and renovation of a 1960s office complex, transforming it into an office and mixed-use employment area.
Technopôle Angus - Montreal, Quebec ( PDF 3.9 MB)
An ongoing redevelopment of a former brownfield site into an urban business park that includes significant environmental sustainability features and adaptive reuse of an historic industrial building.
Rosslyn-Ballston Metro Corridor - Arlington, Virginia ( PDF 3.8 MB)
An award-winning redevelopment and intensification of five subway station areas on an existing regional subway line, transforming it into a mixed-use corridor, focused around transit, that preserves the adjacent stable residential neighbourhoods.
Portland Downtown Streetcar Corridor - Portland, Oregon ( PDF 3.0 MB)
A streetcar line that stimulated intensification, increased densities, mixed-use development, and brownfield redevelopment along its corridor.
King Street Reconstruction - Kitchener, Ontario
An award-winning street reconstruction project to revitalize six blocks of underused traditional main street in Downtown Kitchener. The project transformed the street into a vibrant, lively, pedestrian-oriented space, and resulted in increased pedestrian traffic and economic activity downtown.