Travel Survey underway
If you live in a mid-rise building in Toronto, you should have received a request to complete a survey about your travel behaviours. So far, we have received thousands of replies! Thank you. Data entry and analysis of the results are to follow.
Monitoring period underway
The monitoring period of the Avenues and Mid-rise Performance Standards is underway, as directed by Council in 2010, and amended in 2013. There were a total of 76 applications for intensification on the Avenues from July 2010 to July 2012 (inclusive), and not including as-of-right applications. Of these, 36 were for buildings between 4 and 11 storeys, 19 were for buildings 12 storeys or taller, and 8 were for more complex applications including both mid-rise size and tall buildings on the same site. The remaining 13 applications were to intensify an existing use, but came in at 3 storeys in height or less. Townhouse applications were excluded.
Summary of the Performance Standards for Mid-Rise Buildings
City Planning has prepared a presentation summarizing each of the Performance Standards for Mid-Rise Buildings. The Performance Standards are included in Chapter 3 of the final consultants report (below).
The Avenues & Mid-Rise Buildings Study wins Four awards!
City Planning is pleased to announce that the Avenues & Mid-Rise Buildings Study has received a a 2012 National Urban Design Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Among the jury comments:
"The Avenues and Mid-Rise Buildings Study is a landmark document for Toronto and for urban design in Ontario. It is a model to be followed, setting up new standards and contributing greatly to the body of knowledge for an emerging Canadian Urbanism."
This award is in addition to a 2011 Ontario Professional Planners Institute’s Excellence in Planning Award in the Community Planning and Development Studies/Reports category, a Toronto Urban Design Award in the Visions and Master Plans category and an Honourable Mention for the Canadian Institute of Planners' 2011 Award for Planning Excellence in the Urban Design Category.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Study. We continue to welcome feedback and comments.
Staff Report adopted at City Council
Toronto City Council, on July 8, 2010, adopted the recommendations contained in the staff report prepared by City Planning with modifications.
Staff now use the Performance Standards for Mid-Rise Buildings in reviewing proposals. A monitoring period of the Performance Standards is the first step toward setting the Performance Standards in guidelines, policies, and as-of-right zoning.
At the end of the two year monitoring period, staff will report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on the effectiveness of the Performance Standards and potential implementation measures.
As a result of adopted motions changes have been made to the following Study maps: