Planning Studies & Initiatives

Bathurst Bloor Four Corners

On June 14, 2016 Toronto and East York Community Council adopted the Status Report on the Bathurst - Bloor Four Corners Study  Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment. The report describes draft Official Plan policies and a proposed zoning by-law amendment for the Bathurst-Bloor Character Area and recommends that a statutory meeting to adopt the Official Plan Amendment be held in the fourth quarter of 2016. The draft policies include:

  • conservation of heritage buildings and properties;
  • providing for transition to Neighbourhoods and to developments of lesser scale;
  • requirements for parkland dedication; and public realm improvements;
  • maintaining the prevailing two and three storey streetwall heights on Bloor and Bathurst Streets
  • increasing building height permissions to between six and nine stories in three of the four quadrants; and
  • allowing a greater level of intensification and height in the southwest quadrant (former Honest Ed's site).

A link to the staff report and recommendations is below:


The City is holding its 3rd community consultation meeting to get your feedback on revised draft Official Plan policy for the study area. At the meeting staff will present refinements to the draft policy direction that was presented in November 2015. These draft policies will be forwarded to City Council for adoption later this year.

Date:   Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Place:  Bickford Centre Cafeteria located at 777 Bloor Street West
Time:  7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The City held a community consultation meeting on Saturday February 2, 2016 to get your feedback on draft Official Plan policy for the Bathurst Bloor Four Corners Study Area on built form, heritage, the public realm, movement, and land use.

If you could not attend this meeting and would like to participate, please review the materials the presentation materials below and provide your comments by February 16, 2016 to Liora Freedman at


This area-specific study will create a vision and ultimately policy for the Bathurst-Bloor four corners area including but not limited to recommendations for achieving public realm improvements, pedestrian and cycling connections, heritage conservation, open space, new parks, the relationship of transit stations with their surroundings, built form, a full range of residential unit sizes and affordability and land use.

What's New

In April 2015 Community Council endorsed the principles for the Bathurst Bloor Four Corners Study. A copy of the staff report and the principles are available

A community consultation meeting on draft Official Plan policies for the study area will be
held after the summer.

At the December 9, 2014 Community Consultation Meeting City Planning presented the emerging principles for the future of the study area and asked for feedback on them.

Click Here for the Staff Presentation

Click Here for the December 9, 2014 Panels

Click Here for the Bathurst Study from Dupont Street to Queen Street West