Toronto and East York District

Lower Yonge Precinct

Recent Applications and Studies: Plans and Reports

The Final Staff Report respecting the Lower Yonge Precinct will be considered at the May 10, 2016 meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council. The report contains the proposed City-initiated Official Plan Amendment, as well as the Lower Yonge Precinct Plan.

Agenda materials are available here.

 

The Waterfront Design Review Panel reviewed the Lower Yonge Precinct Plan at its meetings on September 16, 2015 and December 9, 2015. The Waterfront Design Review Panel Agendas and Meeting Minutes can be found at the following links:

 

Toronto City Planning and Waterfront Toronto hosted a Public Meeting on June 23, 2015, to provide an update on the Lower Yonge Precinct Plan and the application for the Toronto Star site at 1-7 Yonge Street.


On August 26, 2014, Toronto City Council adopted the City Planning Staff Report, entitled "Lower Yonge Precinct Plan - Proposals Report".  The report summarized the results of Phase 1 (of two) of the Precinct Planning process and contained recommendations to receive the "Lower Yonge Urban Design Report" and the "Lower Yonge Transportation Master Plan Environmental Study" report, to endorse the Planning and Policy Directions in the Staff Report and to direct City Staff with Waterfront Toronto, to complete the development of the Lower Yonge Precinct Plan, in consultation with landowners, community members and area stakeholders.

 

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

The City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto are hosting a Public Information Centre on June 23rd, to present the latest designs for the transportation infrastructure in the Lower Yonge Precinct. 

 

The City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto have initiated a study for alternative designs and public realm concepts for the transportation infrastructure associated with the Lower Yonge Precinct.  The Notice of Commencement for this study can be found at the following link:

 

Transportation Master Plan

Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto are joinly undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study and Public Realm Concept for the Lower Yonge Precinct Area. The Lower Yonge Precinct Area includes approximately twelve hectares of waterfront land located between Yonge Street and Lower Jarvis Street, south of Lake Shore Boulevard East and North of Queens Quay East. This study will also assess the configuration of Harbour Street as far west as Lower Simcoe Street.

A Transportation Master Plan (TMP) was completed in 2015 that identied the transportation infrastructure required to support development within the Lower Yonge Precinct Area. The TMP addressed the requirements of Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class EA. This project will fulll Phases 3 and 4 requirements under Schedule ‘C’ of the Municipal Class EA process, which will dene specic road alignments, lane congurations, the public realm concept and other technical aspects, such as integrating active transportation.

Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto have completed Phases 1 & 2 (of 4) of an Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify the transportation infrastructure required to support development within the Lower Yonge Precinct.  The EA is evaluating local and regional improvements, including the eastward extension of Harbour Street from Yonge Street to Lower Jarvis Street, the role and function of Harbour Street from Yonge Street to Lower Simcoe Street, and potential ramp changes to the Gardiner Expressway. 

At the February 23, 2015 Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, a  final report was received with recommendations to proceed to the next Phases (3 & 4) of the EA process.  The decision document can be found here:

 

The PWIC report can be found here:

 

The Notice of Completion (Phase 1 & 2) can be found here

 

A summary of the Phase 1 & 2 EA process for the Lower Yonge Precinct can be found here:

 

The full Lower Yonge Transportation Master Plan Environmental Assessment Phase 1 & 2 Report can be found here:

 

The City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto are now moving forward with the remaining steps (Phase 3/4) in the EA process for Transportation Infrastructure Improvements in the Lower Yonge Precinct, including a Public Realm Plan.

 

August 2014

On August 26th, 2014, City Council received a report, entitled 'Lower Yonge Transportation Master Plan Environmental Assessment', which summarizes the results of Phases 1 & 2 of the EA.  The report recommends a preliminary preferred design for a new local street network in the Lower Yonge Precinct, as well as several changes to the broader transportation network.