There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace
With Mirvish Village we seek to redefine what can be achieved—and what should increasingly be expected—for large-scale mixed-use projects.
There are moments in the arc of any city’s history that play pivotal roles in shaping its physical form and character and ultimately, its success as a place to live. Over two centuries these moments have combined to shape Toronto as we know it today: diverse, thriving, creative, tolerant and vital. Westbank was attracted to Toronto because of the rich layers of its previous city-building, and we have been inspired to shape a project worthy of this legacy.
“They have a lot of energy and a lot of vision…something very exciting could happen in this neighbourhood. There are very few opportunities to bring this size of land together and do something creative with it.”
David Mirvish on Westbank, The Globe and Mail, October 27 2013
After a year of engaging neighbourhood residents, the local business community and hundreds of other stakeholders in conversations about their aspirations and concerns, as well as about the opportunities inherent in such a unique site, we have produced a vision for a comprehensive community with purpose-designed rental housing at its heart. Our proposal is unlike any other recent Toronto development because the ideas and values that shape it are different.