Yonge and Eglinton includes numerous distinct communities that hold diverse visions of the future of Canada Square. Please see the list of frequently asked questions below, or ask our project team a question.

About Canada Square

Located at the southwest corner of Yonge St. and Eglinton Ave. W., Canada Square is an existing mixed-use office complex, constructed between 1961 and 1987 that contains office, retail and entertainment uses. The Canada Square site is bordered by Eglinton Avenue West to the north, Duplex Avenue to the west, Berwick Avenue to the south, and Yonge Street to the east. The site is also situated over the existing TTC Eglinton Station and the future Eglinton Crosstown LRT station. Together the property is approximately 3.7 hectares (9.2 acres) in size, spanning an entire city block.

Oxford Properties Group is leading the redevelopment of Canada Square.

Oxford Properties Group is the owner, developer and manager of some of the world’s best real estate assets. Oxford’s portfolio encompasses office, retail, industrial, hotels and multifamily residential and spans more than 100 million square feet in global gateway cities and hubs across four continents. Its long-term approach to real estate investment aligns Oxford’s interests to its customers and the communities in which it operates. Oxford is owned by OMERS, the defined benefit pension plan for Ontario's municipal employees.

For more information on Oxford, visit www.oxfordproperties.com.

The Canada Square project team is composed of a multi-disciplinary team that includes both local and international experts in their respective fields:

Architecture: Adamson Associates Architects, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and Hariri Pontarini Architects

Landscape and Urban Design: OJB Landscape Architecture

Planning and Urban Design: Urban Strategies

Public Engagement: LURA Consulting

Transportation Planning: BA Group

For more information on the project team, visit the Meet the Team page.

Application Process and Construction

Oxford is working on a comprehensive master plan for the site and plans to file a Zoning By-law Amendment application with the City of Toronto in late 2020. The first phase of construction would commence after the ECLRT project is complete (anticipated completion is 2022).

Construction on the Canada Square site will need to be phased to accommodate the ongoing transit operations on the site. The first phase of the redevelopment will be focused on the northern portion of the site, fronting Eglinton Ave.

Canada Square is being redeveloped to realize the full potential of this important site at the heart of Midtown. The redevelopment will allow for a new and exciting mix of uses, enhanced public realm and open spaces, new amenities and improved transit integration. It will also allow for the implementation of various policy objectives from the recently completed Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan.

Oxford is pursuing a rezoning application for the site given the contextual and policy changes that have occurred at Yonge and Eglinton since the enactment of Zoning By-law 236-2009. These include the Provincial commitment to and investment in the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, and changes to Provincial planning policies that have placed a stronger emphasis on transit investment and intensification. Rezoning the site will allow the site to better respond to the changes that have occurred over the past decade and that continue to shape this area.

Engagement Process and Feedback

The community is being consulted on the redevelopment of Canada Square to inform community members about Oxford’s proposed redevelopment plans and to gather feedback on how the plan can enhance livability at Yonge and Eglinton.

LURA Consulting is a third-party facilitation, public engagement, and consultation firm whose role is to help create a transparent, welcoming, and accessible process where communities can learn about the emerging plans for Canada Square and provide their feedback. As a third party, LURA Consulting does not advocate for any particular outcome of this process.

All feedback is collected, compiled, and summarized by LURA Consulting, the third-party independent facilitation and engagement consultant for the Canada Square project. This feedback is periodically reported to Oxford and its design consultants, and is used to inform, as one of several inputs, planning and design decisions for the project.

In addition to City-led consultation processes that shaped the policy framework for the Canada Square site, Oxford began engaging with the community regarding the future of Canada Square in 2017 through a series of engagement events. These events helped to identify key principles that would help define this landmark destination. Engagement events included walking tours of the site, community idea fairs, open houses, and outreach to local community associations.

The 2020 engagement process picks up on where this engagement process left off in 2017 with the intention to hold conversations about detailed planning and design as Oxford prepares to submit its rezoning application.

The City of Toronto will notify all residents within 120 metres of the subject site by mail with information regarding the City-led community meeting which will be held after the submission of the rezoning application. The Councillor may choose to expand the notification area and will do so when the preliminary report goes to Community Council.

Ask a question about the Canada Square redevelopment.

If you have a question that was not answered above, submit it below and our project team will get back to you within 2-3 business days. Also, don't forget to check out the questions other members of the Yonge and Eglinton community have asked.

LURA Consulting will moderate all feedback submitted and requests that all discussion on this website be conducted respectfully. LURA Consulting reserves the right to remove comments that are disrespectful or discriminatory.

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LURA Consulting

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Urban Strategies Inc.

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Senior Manager, Marketing

Oxford Properties Group

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