Planning Studies & Initiatives
A look at how Toronto's Downtown should grow, ensuring that it has the necessary infrastructure to remain a great place to live, work, learn and play.
City Planning has begun work on a planning study of the rail corridor to determine how this site can help support growth in the Downtown and contribute to prosperous, liveable and accessible communities.
Waterfront Toronto, City of Toronto and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority continue to work together to revitalize the Port Lands and build upon the work completed in 2011 and 2012.
City Council requested the City Planning Division to undertake a study of Danforth Avenue, between Coxwell Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue.
South of Eastern is an active, successful employment area in the City of Toronto, in close proximity to the Downtown Core and the revitalizing waterfront. The City is engaged in planning studies and development application review, working to sustain a vibrant and dynamic employment district and a positive relationship with adjacent neighbours. The City is also working to achieve the major infrastructure, including transit and flood protection, necessary to support continued employment growth.
In October 2015, City Planning received a conceptual Official Plan Amendment from First Gulf, to permit development of a broad variety of non-residential land uses providing employment opportunities for approximately 50,000 workers.
In December 2016, City Planning received applications for rezoning and subdivision from First Gulf, which continued to advance applicant's vision for a new employment node.
City Staff have studied an amendment to the Zoning By-law with respect to restaurants and related uses on Queen Street East between the east side of Woodbine Avenue and the west side of Nursewood Road (the Study Area) in Ward 32.
In November of 2013, City Council adopted a motion which directed City staff to undertake a planning study of Queen Street West, from Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue.
In December of 2013 City Council adopted an amendment to the City of Toronto Official Plan which directed City staff to undertake a study of the Dupont Street corridor for lands in Wards 19 and 20.
City Council requested the City Planning Division to undertake a study of Broadview Avenue, between Danforth Avenue and Bater Avenue.
Hillside Drive is a unique street with a discontinuous roadway and has been described by its residents as East York's hidden gem, an oasis in the city and feeling like a small town that is private yet open. Hillside Drive is currently the subject of a City Planning coordinated review for future streetscape improvements.
The purpose of the Carlaw + Dundas Community Initiative is to explore opportunities for pedestrian, transit, public realm improvements and community benefits and the relationship of this community to the surrounding residential community.
The City has initiated a development review for the area of Yonge Street between College Street/Carlton Street to Bloor Street and Church Street to Bay Street.
On April 8, 2014, Toronto and East York Community Council requested the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, to initiate a review of Area Specific Policy 221 of the Official Plan, and report back to Toronto and East York Community Council providing recommended amendments with respect to height and built form, as well as community benefits under Section 37.
An application to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law to construct a 7 storey residential mixed-use building containing 29 residential units, ground floor commercial, and 2 levels of below grade parking was received by the City of Toronto on June 10, 2015.
The City has received rezoning and site plan applications that propose to develop the site with a 9 storey mixed-use residential condominium building with a total height of 29.75 m (31.25 m including mechanical penthouse).
The City has received a Site Plan Approval application for the development of a 48 storey office tower on 45 Bay Street. The proposal also involves a relocated bus terminal which is integrated into the podium of the office tower and an open space area which bridges over a portion of the rail corridor with and access portal from the north side of the rail corridor on the 141 Bay Street property.
The Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Plan will commence in January 2015 with the goal of creating a long-term vision for the Bathurst Quay community. The study will develop recommendations for public realm and transportation improvements, pedestrian and cycling connections and facilities, and open space and park facilities. The study will also develop an approach for the future of the Canada Malting silos and address traffic and access issues related to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
The City has received a Rezoning Application to redevelop two parcels with a mixed-use building on each parcel.
An application to amend the Official Plan and the Zoning By-law has been made by Toronto Community Housing Corporation.
This study will examine the Planning Policy Framework, Urban Design Guidelines, Zoning By-law, and Community Improvement Plan for area bounded by Front Street West to the south, Richmond Street West to the north, Simcoe and John Streets to the east, and Spadina Ave to the west.
The City of Toronto has initiated a study to develop a built form and land use vision for Bathurst Street between Queen and Dupont Streets.
Build Toronto has submitted Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment applications proposing a mixed-use development at 28 Bathurst Street consisting of three residential towers.
Review of the current status of properties on the west side of Roncesvalles Avenue, to determine if any additional zoning permissions could be introduced.
Development proposal to amend the Zoning By-law to allow the construction of a new 18-storey (61.7 m) mixed-use building containing a total of 105 residential units.
The Queen-River area is designated Regeneration Areas in the City of Toronto's Official Plan with the exception of a narrow sliver of land abutting Bayview Avenue from Dundas Street East to Queen Street East which is designated Parks.
Queen Street East Visioning Study (Coxwell Avenue to Neville Park Boulevard), Toronto and East York District
The City has received a Rezoning Application for a 47-storey mixed-use building including a 4-storey base building at 71-95 King Street East.
The City has received a Rezoning Application for a 25 storey mixed-use building including 281 residential condominium units and 890 square metres of commercial uses at grade.
Development proposal to amend the Zoning By-law to allow the construction of a new 11-storey (39.5 m to top of roof) mixed-use building containing a total of 172 residential units.
Development proposal to amend the Zoning By-law to permit the re-development of 1443, 1445 and 1451 Bathurst Street for a new 25-storey mixed-use building, containing 324 dwelling units, including 7 rental replacement units, 283 parking spaces in a below grade parking structure, a portion of which would be operated by the Toronto Parking Authority.
The City of Toronto Planning Department is undertaking a development study entitled "Downtown East Planning Study".
Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning applications proposes to revitalize and redevelop Alexandra Park and Atkinson Housing Co-op.
At its March 2008 meeting, City Council approved an 'Avenue' study for the portion of Bloor Street West between Keele Street and Dundas Street West and for Dundas Street West between Glenlake Avenue and Boustead Avenue.
The St Clair Avenue West Avenue Study (Bathurst St to Glenholme Ave) examines the mixed-use corridor along St Clair Avenue West between Bathurst Street and Glenholme Avenue.
The application is to amend the Zoning By-law to permit the construction of a 42-storey mixed-use building with retail uses at-grade and residential above. The proposal consists of a 10-storey base and 32-storey tower and an overall height of 140.5 metres, including the mechanical equipment. A total of 255 residential units, 49 residential parking spaces and 260 residential bicycle parking spaces are proposed.
The application is to amend the Zoning By-law to permit the construction of a 52-storey mixed-used building with retail at-grade and residential above. The front portions of the existing heritage buildings will be retained and incorporated into the base of the proposed building. The overall proposed height is 162 metres (167.4 including mechanical equipment). A total of 439 condominium units and 20 rental replacement units are proposed.
Development proposal to amend the Zoning By-law to
permit a 26-storey mixed-use building containing a hotel, event space,
ancillary retail, and residential uses. The first 6 storeys of the
building will contain the hotel and commercial uses (including 157 hotel
suites), and the 20-storeys above will contain 209 residential units.
On July 10, 2015, the City Planning Division received applications from Westbank to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-laws to redevelop a number of properties bordered by Bloor Street West, Bathurst Street, Lennox Street, and Markham Street, as well as a number of properties on the west side of Markham Street.
The application is to amend the Zoning By-law to permit the construction of a 13-storey residential. The proposal consists of a 5-storey base and 7-storey tower and an overall height of 47.5 metres, including the mechanical equipment. A total of 94 residential units, 43 parking spaces and 95 bicycle parking spaces are proposed.
The application is to amend the Zoning By-law to permit the construction of a 34-storey mixed-use building containing street level retail and residential uses above. The proposal consists of a 7-storey base and 27-storey tower with an overall height of 112.6 metres, including the mechanical equipment. A total of 350 residential units, 126 parking spaces and 350 residential bicycle parking spaces are proposed.
In November of 2015 City Council requested a review of development along Roncesvalles Avenue, between Queen Street West and Boustead Avenue, and on Dundas Street West, between Boustead Avenue and Sorauren Avenue, in Ward 14.
At its meeting in November 2015, City Council directed Community Planning staff to review current and future development pressures within the Davenport Triangle block, and work with Transportation Services to review the capacity of Designer's Walk Lane and Urban Design staff to consider urban design and built form guidelines on top of the existing Planning framework.
In February 2012, Toronto and East York Community Council requested Staff review the policy context for College Street generally from University Avenue to Bathurst Street. Following this request, Staff commenced the College Street Built Form Study.
On September 13, 2016, the City Planning Division received an application to establish a new Secondary Plan for the University of Toronto St. George Campus area. This new plan would replace the existing University of Toronto Secondary Plan for the campus that was adopted in 1997. The policies of the Secondary Plan would apply to the lands generally bounded by Bloor Street West to the north, Spadina Avenue to the west, College Street to the south and an irregular boundary generally running along Bay Street to the east.