Allen District Plan - City of Toronto Comments Update

June, 2017

Since the Community Consultation Meeting held last year, Build Toronto has received all comments from City staff on the Allen District Plan submission for the lands east of Allen Road. Comments received included very detailed commentary on specific background reports, as well as overall remarks with respect to the District. In an effort to summarize the wide-ranging comments, Build Toronto has grouped the comments into various "focus areas" in a summary, which you can review by clicking on the link below. City staff have reviewed and concur with this summary, and both Build Toronto and City staff will continue to meet to discuss the comments received before the District Plan resubmission. 

Allen District Plan - City of Toronto Comments Update Summary


Allen District Plan Update

February, 2017

Since the Community Consultation Meeting held last year by Councillor Pasternak and City staff, Build Toronto has received a first round of comments from City  Staff.

Build Toronto and City staff will be meeting at the end of March to discuss and address the comments. A summary will be posted to the City's website and on this website following this meeting.

Build Toronto will be updating the Allen District Plan in order to resubmit it to the City. Prior to this resubmission, Build Toronto will be hosting the second round of community consultation to present updates to the Allen District Plan and discuss refinements for Phase 2 of the community engagement process. This will include a LAC and community meeting, similar to the first set of meetings (see process graphic below for more detail). We will post the community details here as soon as we've scheduled a date for the meeting.

Thank you for your interest and continued participation in the process.

High-Level Process Overview  - Allen District Plan

Consultation Update

June, 2016

During the first half of 2016 the City of Toronto and Build Toronto hosted a series of community conversations and consultation meetings to share information, answer questions, and receive comments on the draft Allen District Plan. This included Pre-Consultation Conversations and a Local Advisory Committee meeting (hosted by Build Toronto) and a Community Consultation meeting (hosted by City staff and Councillor Pasternak). You can review the meeting materials, including the meeting summaries by clicking on the links below:

Pre-Consultation Conversations

Local Advisory Committee Meeting

Community Consultation Meeting

Welcome to the Allen District Website

April 1, 2016

We have launched this website as a community resource for all information related to the Allen District Plan as well as Build Toronto's future development plans in the area around Sheppard Avenue West and Allen Road.

Updating this website is the Build Toronto team as well as Swerhun Facilitation, independent community facilitators hired by Build Toronto to help shape the community engagement for this project.

Please feel free to check out the following pages for further information:

Background - is an introduction to the Allen District Plan and how it ties into the Downsview Area Secondary Plan and the area's future development. Here you will find all reports associated with the project such as the full application for the Allen District Plan as well as links to Staff Reports.

Consultation materials - is where you will find updated summaries and any other material relating to the past community meetings as well as information on upcoming meetings.

About Build Toronto - is an introduction to the team leading the efforts of the Allen District Plan as well as future development plans on the western portion of the lands.


We encourage you to sign up for updates through the electronic form found on this page. This will allow you to receive updates directly to your email. 

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us through the contact page.

You can find out about additional planning activity in the area by visiting the City of Toronto's North York District Community Planning Website.



Located around the Downsview Subway Station, the Allen District is one of the districts comprising of 73 total acres and since 2009 Build Toronto has been tasked with developing 57 acres of land in the district east of Allen Road.  To find out more click here.

About this Website

This website is managed by Swerhun Facilitation, Build Toronto's community facilitation and engagement partner for the Allen District project.

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