The Master Plan will provide:
(321,970 ft2) retail GFA
(68,792 ft2) office GFA
(51,000 ft2) community centre
Residential (sq. ft.)
Retail (sq. ft.)
Office (sq. ft.)
Five major structuring moves have been developed to implement the Master Planning principles. They define a series of moves that comprehensively organize the site.
A Unique Opportunity for City Building
The Reimagine Galleria site is one of only a few significantly sized mixed-use sites in the west end of Toronto offering potential for major transformation and city-building, located 850m away from Dufferin Station and 1.2km from the Union Pearson Express.
Wallace Emerson Park plays a key role in the vitality and vibrancy of the neighbourhood. The Master Plan proposes a significant investment in this fundamental public asset by adding 9,000 sq. m. to the parkland, and re-envisions the park to be an integral part of the present and future community.
Reconsidering movement around the site. The new version for the Reimagine Galleria site consists of a cyclist and pedestrian first community, while also creating new roadways to facilitate the efficient movement of cars and public transit service into and around the site. Several pedestrian-oriented pathways, will provide connect with existing routes surrounding the area in order to foster a true multi-modal community.
The new vision for Galleria offers a diverse range of open spaces, including a large park, linear landscapes, plazas, small greens, and a series of gateways. Building a socially connected community is important, which is why the plan offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for informal and formal community gatherings. At the heart of the Reimagine Galleria site is a 5-Points Plaza, a flexible and inviting gathering space that celebrates the community node legacy of the Galleria Shopping Centre that exists today.
A New Retail Experience
Although outdated, the current mall serves an important retail destination for the community. Our vision to build on this success by creating a shopping destination with high quality street treatments, inspired public art, and a large variety of shops. The retail experience is conceived to enable year-round activity, creating vibrant atmosphere for shopping and socializing. A range of retail footprint sizes will support a creative mix of small business and established brands, ensuring both daily needs and specialty interests are met. Retail spaces will be located on the first floor and second storeys of buildings, with space reserved for vital community amenities like a grocery store, liquor store, and pharmacy.
By the numbers:
The current mall is approximately 225,000sq. ft. The 2004 Entitlement Plan only allowed for 37,000 sq. ft. of retail. Our vision is to bring 325,000sq. ft. of retail to the site for the community.
The Terraces will provide a dynamic gateway into the site from Dupont Street. The varied storefronts and generous boulevards will be situated on a street that accommodates pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers, ensuring a safe and pleasant atmosphere for the Reimagine Galleria community.
A World Class Community Centre
The Wallace Emerson Community Centre plays a vital role in the social vibrancy and vitality of Reimagine Galleria. The proposal for Reimagine Galleria envisions a New Community Centre, which will offer increases in terms of size and amenity for the community. The proposed Community centre is a model of Social Progress and City Building, capable of offering a larger menu of activities and integrating housing into the building.
A Complete Community
Reimagine Galleria is a vibrant, mixed-use development that responds to the varying needs of the community by offering a range of housing options, a new community centre, a larger and reprogrammed public park, a mix of retail and office uses, and a variety community amenities.