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Ontario Urban Form Case Studies

The Ontario Growth Secretariat has completed two new case studies of completed projects that illustrate key policies in the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The case studies are King Street Reconstruction in Kitchener and Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto. These projects were selected because they:

  • Illustrate density targets established in the Growth Plan.
  • Support nearby transit, encourage walking, and are mixed use.
  • Demonstrate high quality urban design and built form.
  • Are highly marketable, economically successful, and award-winning.
  • Have environmentally sustainable features.
  • Are located in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

The original Urban Form Case Studies were published in 2009. (See this blog post.)

Case studies have been divided into five categories:

  • Residential / Mixed-Use:  150+ Residents and Jobs per Hectare
  • Residential / Mixed-Use:  50-150 Residents and Jobs per Hectare
  • Employment Lands
  • Intensification Corridors
  • Public Realm Improvements

In addition to the new studies, the case studies cover Canadian projects in Calgary, AB; Montreal, QC; Vancouver and Victoria, BC; Mississauga, ON; and projects in the United States from Boulder, CO; Arlington, VA; Cambridge, MA; and Portland,OR. - See more at:

For more information about the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, please visit