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In early 2023, the Woodlands Park development progresses as Portwood, this page will continue to live on as archive as community engagement that took place leading up to the approval. Of you’re looking for info on the homes in the community, please visit

Public engagement is a key part of the planning process, which helps our team understand community values, concerns and aspirations for the future of the site. This community input is considered along with existing property conditions and constraints, developer aspirations and applicable planning policies to inform the development for the site.



On Monday, November 27, EDGAR and the Woodland Park project team (Portwood) hosted an Open House at Seaview Elementary School to share an update about the construction for Phase 1 rental development. 


The construction preparation for Phase 1 is underway and will continue into the new year.


To learn more about the project and how it may impact traffic flow to the school, see the Open House boards below.


We've developed a series of videos with members of the project team speaking to different aspects of the proposal. To date, we have done three videos. The first one features Pete Edgar of EDGAR (the landowner), and Mark Ostry of Acton Ostry Architects (project architect) providing an introduction to the site and the proposal. The second video features Chris Macmillan of Sartori Environmental, the project biologist, providing information related to the Environmental Overview Assessment completed for the site. The third video features the sustainability consultant, Kevin Welsh from Integral Group and the landscape architect, Derek Lee from PWL Partnership speaking to the sustainability features and the parks planning.

*Please note that as the project is constantly evolving due to feedback from staff, the community and Council, some of the information in the videos may be out of date.

Woodland Park & Sustainability

Created: August 2020

For our third video, Kevin Welsh, our sustainability consultant, and Derek Lee, landscape architect discuss the sustainability considerations and how it shapes the proposal. 

Woodland Park & the Environment

CREATED: June 2020

For our second video, our project biologist, Chris Macmillan discusses the environmental characteristics of the site and how it shapes the proposal. 

Thank you to everyone that participated in the contest to guess how many acres of environmentally sensitive area are being protected and/or enhanced.

The answer is 5.2 acres. 

Introduction Video

created: April 2020

In our first video, Peter Edgar, president of EDGAR and Mark Ostry of Acton Ostry Architects introduce and provide an overview of the Woodland Park proposal.


We asked the community "What do you want to learn more about in upcoming videos?" and provided the following options: affordable housing, retail and commercial opportunities, community facilities, alternative transportation, environment and sustainability features, and parks and open space. 

Thanks to everyone that participated! Environment and sustainability features, affordable housing and alternative transportation tied for the top 3 choices. 

Information Sessions

Resident Information Session, May 2, 2019
Material presented was for residents-only, however the information shared was similar to the information presented at the July 11, 2019 information session.

Public Information Session, July 11, 2019

Public Information Session, December 11, 2019

Resident Information Session, December 11, 2019​

Residents were invited to attend earlier for a residents-only portion of the evening. 

Public Information Session (Online), September 23 and 24, 2020

Resident Information Session, June 28, 2021
Material presented was for residents-only, however the information shared was similar to the information presented at the July 5, 2021 information session, linked below.

Public Information Session (Online), July 5, 2021
(Click the link to view the presentation slides presented during the live presentation)

Public Art Open House, September 22, 2022

(Click the link to view the display material shared at the open house)

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