21 Don Roadway

People centric, sustainable, innovative – welcome to a bold new vision for Toronto’s east end.

A master-planned, 60-acre mixed-use development in the heart of east downtown, 21 Don Roadway will bring more than 50,000 jobs and a vibrant new district for Torontonians to explore and enjoy.

This dynamic corner of the downtown will see a new neighbourhood rise from its industrial past. Visitors will find a modern, urban mix of office and retail sites, cultural and public spaces, entertainment, parks and restaurants, all threaded within a highly walk-able, bike-able environment.


Core Elements

21 Don Roadway represents an exciting, vibrant opportunity for downtown Toronto’s east end. By repurposing what was once the industrial heart of the region, our goal is to create a new and innovative commercial and cultural district. Once complete, this new district will connect citizens and businesses, so they can thrive in an unprecedented and highly urbanized vision of city building.

A Microcosm of Toronto

As one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, Toronto is home to a unique mix of people, neighbourhoods and businesses. In every aspect, our city offers a true reflection of the broader world. With this in mind, 21 Don Roadway will offer a unique mix of office, retail, cultural and public spaces interwoven within a fabric of best-in-class mom and pop shops, entertainment and incredible dining options. In keeping with the best of contemporary urban design, this will all be offered within a pedestrian-friendly, easy-to-cycle environment.


Connecting people and places is the objective of 21 Don Roadway. Not only will this new neighbourhood offer virtual connections via wireless broadband, it will physically connect to the broader city thanks to a regionally linked, multi-modal transit hub. Plans also include new walking and cycling trails, including connections to the Don River and Don Trails, as well as improvements and connections to the existing road network. In all aspects, 21 Don Roadway will fuel economic growth and enrich the lives of Torontonians who will work and play there.

Economic Development

Vibrant, energetic and open for business. When complete, the businesses of 21 Don Roadway will employ approximately 50,000 people and generate a stunning $1.3 to $1.4 billion in direct incremental tax revenue – every single year. An economic powerhouse, the district will attract new tenants from around the world, accommodate the growth of the city’s employment base, and meet the demand for future-forward office space.  Importantly, the project will leverage existing and planned infrastructure investments.

Urban Amenities

A product of contemporary urban thinking, 21 Don Roadway will include a wide variety of urban amenities designed to foster a sustainable sense of community. Visitors will find recreational opportunities, educational and cultural institutions, and community facilities all within a walkable neighbourhood that promotes healthy, active lifestyles.

Modern and Flexible Office & Retail Spaces

In business as in city life, change is the only constant. That’s why 21 Don Roadway will offer cutting-edge office spaces with the flexibility organizations need to engage their staff, stay competitive and attract top talent – no matter what the future of business may look like. In the same vein, retailers as well as health & wellness professionals will find innovative & sustainable spaces that reflect the diversity, and prosperity of our city.

Spectacular Parks & Public Spaces

Life in the city should include adventure, wonder and recreation. Thanks to a mix of active and passive public space, 21 Don Roadway will deliver on all the above. By seamlessly integrating the public and private realms, the project will offer countless opportunities for Torontonians to experience their city in a new light, and for newcomers to forge enduring, active ties to one of the world’s greatest cities.


Community Engagement

All great development plans respect the collection of voices, opinions and needs of the citizens it will serve. As such, engaging with our community is a key element of 21 Don Roadway. Have your voice heard by attending one of our community meetings, or writing to us directly. Your opinion is valued, and needed.

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About Us

About Us

firstgulfWhen it comes to the development of mixed-use, retail, office and industrial properties, First Gulf is a proven market leader. For more than 25 years, we’ve drawn from dependable core services to create a culture of widespread success. Offering finance, development, construction, leasing and project management expertise, we provide clients with unique market opportunities which would be unavailable through a traditional developer role.

First Gulf is the commercial arm of the respected builder, Great Gulf. From a foundation of trust building homes, to supporting the commercial success of international corporations and retailers, we’re proud of the partnerships we’ve established and the reputation we’ve upheld – a reputation which has resulted in more than $2.5-billion in developed assets.

We are proud of our vision for the east end of downtown Toronto, and are committed to working with the community to develop a new neighbourhood Torontonians will be proud of for generations to come.

We believe the convergence of unique people, experiences and business is the key to accelerating human achievement.

We exist to create a centre of gravity where the ‘best’ come together.

When we think about cities, we think about people.

From building treasured homes to innovative office and business spaces, First Gulf has solidified a reputation as one of North America’s most diversified, commercial real estate developers. For over 25 years, our company has built partnerships based on trust, professionalism and quality to become a proven market leader.

We are proud of our vision for the east end of Toronto, and are committed to working with the community to develop a new neighbourhood Torontonians will be proud of for generations to come.

Colliers InternationaL

colliersColliers International is a leader in global real estate services defined by our spirit of enterprise. Through a culture of service excellence and a shared sense of initiative, we have integrated the resources of real estate specialists worldwide to accelerate the success of our clients.

Colliers International delivers real estate services through 15,000 specialized professionals in more than 480 offices in 61 countries. Colliers provides advice for clients on over $53 billion in transactions annually and manages in excess of 2.4 billion square feet with revenue reaching $2 billion.

Globally, Colliers International is a majority-owned entity. Our major shareholder, FirstService Corporation (FSC on TSE), owns approximately 70% of the business globally and the remaining 30% equity is retained at the local level, combining the strength and consistency of a global firm with the accountability and agility of local market knowledge.

FirstService is a Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and is a major shareholder in all Canadian offices with the exception of Kelowna, Halifax and Winnipeg where the Colliers Canadian platform supports local ownership.

Colliers in Canada

First established in 1898 in Vancouver as Macaulay & Nicholls, Colliers has grown to become Canada’s largest commercial real estate services company, providing a full range of services to real estate occupiers, developers and investors. Services include brokerage, real estate management, valuation, consulting, project management, project marketing and research. Through a culture of service excellence and a shared sense of initiative, Colliers Canada and our more than 1,400 professionals have integrated the resources of real estate specialists across Canada to accelerate the success of our clients.

In 2009 alone, Colliers Canada concluded more than 3,500 sale and lease transactions on behalf of investors and occupiers totaling some $4.8 billion across every province in Canada. Colliers also completed 854 property valuations in 2009 and currently manages more than 50 million square feet of space.


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