In June of 2017, Hopewell Residential submitted an application to develop the former Hawkwood Farm with the intention of building a new residential community that includes approximately 890 new residential units. The proposal includes a mix of housing types including single detached dwellings, townhouses and apartment buildings (approximately 4 storeys). The proposal also includes new streets, public parks and public pathways.

Why is The City considering this application?

The former Hawkwood Farm is a privately owned piece of land. The landowner has the right to apply to The City through a land use redesignation application, to change the way they use their land. The City is obliged to conduct an impartial review of these applications.

There are three parts to this application:

  • Land Use Redesignation
  • Outline Plan
  • Master Plan and Design Guidelines

This application proposes to change the current land use designation (zoning) of this site from Special Purpose Future Urban Development (S-FUD) District to a range of multi-residential and low density residential land uses to allow for the development of a range of new housing.

The Outline Plan for this application lays out the framework for future subdivision of the “Hawkwood Farm” property and establishes the configuration of streets, accesses, park space, pathway connections and servicing requirements.

A Master Plan and Design Guidelines would be created to provide direction and guidance for The City in evaluating future development permit applications for buildings on the site.


Following the public engagement sessions that were held from August through September 2017, The City compiled a What We Heard Report. This report provides an overview of all of the feedback that was captured through the open houses, online survey and community sounding boards. It also provides a summary of key themes and concerns that emerged from those platforms.

The City has shared the What We Heard Report, alongside its technical feedback in the form of a Detailed Team Review (DTR). The applicant is reviewing the information provided and plans to submit a revised application to The City later this year. Once The City receives the amended application, another opportunity to review the application will be made available.