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The Orbit, a planned community in the Canadian town of Innisfil, will feature retail and hospitality hubs, residential high-rises and green spaces, all surrounding a central station with rail links to nearby Toronto. The brainchild of Partisans, the Orbit will be dense and walkable, and it will deliver connectivity via mass fibre-optic cables, which can support future developments like drone ports and self-driving cars.

The jewel in the crown will be the station itself, buried beneath an undulating landscape — a site that evokes both the pleasures of rural life and the advantages of urban proximity.

Team: Alexander Josephson with Trisha Arts (Partisans) and Mike Bissett (Bousfields), LEA Consulting, The Greenland Group of Companies and AECOM

AZ Awards 2021 Finalist: The Orbit – Innisfil

The Orbit, a planned community in the Canadian town of Innisfil, will feature retail and hospitality hubs, residential high-rises and green spaces, all surrounding a central station with rail links to nearby Toronto.

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