This is a current Master Plan of Downsview Park and the surrounding sustainable communities, or neighbourhoods, updated fall 2011. To complete everything you see on the map, is a long-term process phased over many years (15 to 20 years). The first neighbourhood to be established is Stanley Greene, which lies to the south end of the Park.
Short description of each neighbourhood:
The Stanley Greene Neighbourhood
The Stanley Greene neighbourhood is 26 hectares (64.2 acres) and bounded on its west side by Keele Street and the existing Cuffley Crescent neighbourhood, on the east by the Bradford to Union Station Metrolinx rail line, on the south by Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery and Downsview Secondary School, and on the north by Downsview Park. The neighbourhood will be residential with a mix of housing.
The William Baker Neighbourhood
The William Baker neighbourhood covers 25.1 hectares (62 acres) north and west of Sheppard Avenue and east of Keele Street. A central feature of this area is an existing densely treed woodlot. This natural area is linked to the national urban park by an existing bridge over Sheppard Avenue.
The Sheppard Neighbourhood
The Sheppard neighbourhood is in the northwest quadrant of Downsview Park and covers 29.6 hectares (73.2 acres). Key to the Sheppard neighbourhood is the new TTC/GO station, scheduled to open fall 2015, at the north end of Downsview Park.
The Chesswood Neighbourhood
The Chesswood neighbourhood covers 17.4 hectares (43.0 acres) at the northern gateway to Downsview Park. The land use designation is entirely employment and may include a research and business park, educational and other institutional uses.
The Allen Neighbourhood
The Allen neighbourhood is 16.2 hectares (40 acres). The southern portion of the neighbourhood will be developed with medium and high density residential units. A centrally located public park will offer a significant eastern gateway to Downsview Park and a much needed amenity for the communities east of the Park.