Post-carbon Communities: Black Creek Neighbourhood

Post-carbon Communities: Black Creek Neighbourhood, Greater Toronto Area, Municipality of Vaughan, Ontario - Proposal

Black Creek is one of the priority neighbourhoods in Toronto due to its lack of access to rapid public transit. It has a long history in agriculture which has almost completely disappeared from this area in recent years. Here, growing food becomes a catalyst for change; it becomes a tool for education, creating new jobs, and building a stronger community.

Centered on the importance of consuming fresh food, this proposal makes an attempt to connect the Black Creek community to the city by proposing a rapid transit system and creating a highly integrated system of bicycle and pedestrian pathways. A community on the Northern edge of the neighbourhood becomes a node as an arrival point for the city. While ‘bridge’ becomes the main physical and symbolic element of the community-city connection.