Free-Range Kids (Family-Friendly Development)


What? ‘Free-Range’ Kids (family-friendly development, Lansing Square)

Why? True Family-Friendly Development

Who? ELAD Canada



Lansing Square is located in North York at the intersection of Sheppard East and Victoria Park. The area is currently a suburban office park, but with the introduction of an LRT line along Sheppard East the area is expected to undergo massive redevelopment. The site is subject to a recently approved secondary plan that controls some of the design aspects including a predetermined total density.

When working on the master plan for the Lansing Square site, we enjoyed the atypical (for Toronto) constraints of a predefined density for the entire site – and we used it to achieve unusual qualities for the project and the public realm. We: