High-quality urban design is an essential ingredient for building a great city. From the largest-scale planning decisions down to the smallest site and building details, urban designers strive at every level to create beautiful, vibrant, safe and inclusive places. Each new development contributes to the overall quality and experience of the city. Toronto's heritage properties, as well as streets, parks and public open spaces are key shared assets that require special design attention.
Heritage Preservation Services monitors and conserves the City's heritage resources.
Eglinton Connects is a comprehensive Planning Study that is being conducted around three themes of Building, Travelling, and Greening Eglinton. The goal is to evolve Eglinton in ways that are appropriate to local contexts, while also leveraging the opportunities that the new Crosstown transit line will bring.
City Council adopted updated Tall Building Design Guidelines for the entire city, as well as a Vision and Supplementary Design Guidelines for tall building development Downtown.
The Avenues and Mid-Rise Buildings Study was conducted to help implement the Official Plan's vision for reurbanized and vibrant corridors along certain major streets. The Study identified Performance Standards for 'in between' sized buildings larger than houses, but smaller than towers (called 'mid-rise buildings') which could achieve reurbanization with limited impact to nearby neighbourhoods.
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