Main Street Unionville Precinct Master Plan
The City of Markham has engaged the team of Torti Gallas and Partners Inc., Michael Morrissey and an alliance of independent experts to develop a strategic vision that guides the development and economic vitality of Main Street Unionville over the next few decades. As part of the process, the consulting team held a five-day planning process (charrette) in early June at the Crosby Memorial Arena. The public was free to observe, ask questions and give feedback throughout the event.
The design team identified ten key focus areas starting at Highway 7 and moving north to Toogood Pond. Each focus area was designed and developed to demonstrate realistic improvement opportunities which could be introduced into the village. These include potential redevelopment opportunities through public/private partnerships with the school board, the Conservation Authority, the Arena, and the Curling Club; retail enhancement in the core area, washroom opportunities and entry features at Highway 7.
November 2014 - The Community Vision Plan Final Report has been published and is available for viewing in the Documents, News and Resources section.
The project to create a long-term vision for a thriving Unionville unfolded in the following stages:
- Stage I – Pre-Charrette Discovery: Spring 2013; complete
- Stage II – Design Charrette to produce a Draft Master Plan Vision: June 5 to 9 at Crosby Memorial Arena; complete
- Stage III – Post-Charrette public review and comments by all stakeholders; development of three major focus areas; further feedback via this website and detailing of concepts following public information meetings held November 7, 2013 and January 30, 2014 in Markham City Council Chambers; complete
- Stage IV – Development of Concept Master Plan recommendations and presentation to Council: June 2014; complete.
None scheduled at this time.
Main Street Unionville Committee
The Study Committee includes representation from: Unionville BIA, Unionville Ratepayers Association, Villagers Association, Historical Society, Village Conservancy, Heritage Markham Committee, and Markham staff.
Mr. Regan Hutcheson
Planning and Urban Design Department
City of Markham
Phone: 905.477.7000 extension 2585