Planning Studies & Initiatives

41 Chatsworth Drive - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications

Application Overview

An Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application has been submitted for a 6-storey residential condominium building with a 4-storey podium that steps back above the 4th and 5th storey at the west, north and east facades. 114 residential units are proposed. The main pedestrian entrance of the building is at the approximate mid-point of the building facing Chatsworth Drive. A total of 120 car parking spaces are provided in 3 levels of below grade parking. 

Drawings and Reports

The following drawings and documentation were submitted by the applicant for review by the City:

Process

For information on rezoning applications and the process that City Planning staff use to review rezoning applications, view Building Toronto Together: A Development Guide.

Further information can also be found on the City Planning Division.

Planning Context

Zoning

A Zoning By-law Amendment  to the former City of Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86 and to the new City-Wide Zoning By-law 569-2013 is required to rezone the redevelopment portion of the subject site from R1 Z0.35 to R2 in the City of Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86 and RD (d0.35x) to RA – Residential Apartment Zone in the City-Wide Zoning By-law 569-2013 in order to permit the apartment dwelling type on site. In addition, standards will need to be amended to implement the proposal relating to setbacks and step backs, maximum Gross Floor Area (Density), parking rates, permitted projections, building height, landscaping and service areas.


Official Plan

The Official Plan designates the site as Neighbourhoods which are considered physically stable areas and are made up of low scale residential uses along with parks, schools and local institutions. Small-scale retail, service and offices uses are also permitted. Development in this area is expected to “respect and reinforce” the existing physical character including size and configuration of lots, heights, massing and scale. Infill developments, such as the one proposed, should have heights, massing and scale that are appropriate for the site and surrounding area. The Official Plan also guides the design of the public realm, built form and transition between higher density development and stable low density residential areas.  

As the proposed 6 storey height of the building exceeds the four (4) storey maximum for lands in the Neighbourhoods land use designation, an OPA is required to create a site-specific exception, permitting 2 additional floors on this site.

Community Consultation

A Community Consultation Meeting will be held on June 24th, 2014 in the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, 200 Eglinton Avenue West at 6:00pm until 8:30pm, details of which can be downloaded on the Meeting Notice below.

Meeting Notice (PDF) 

Reports

preliminary report on the application was before North York Community Council for it's consideration on May 13, 2014. The report recommended that City Planning staff conduct a community consultation meeting within 120m of the proposed development site and that the notice area be extended to include all landowners and residents starting at the corner of Rosewell Avenue and Lawrence Avenue West in a clockwise direction, east on Lawrence Avenue West, across Yonge Street and east on Lawrence Avenue East to Mount Pleasant Road, south on Mount Pleasant Road to Blythwood Road, west on Blythwood Road to Yonge Street, across Yonge Street and westerly along Lytton Boulevard to Rosewell Avenue, south on Rosewell Avenue to Cortleigh Boulevard, west on Cortleaigh Boulevard to Avenue Road, north on Avenue Road to Glenview Avenue, east on Glenview Avenue to Rosewell Avenue, north on Rosewell Avenue to Lawrence Avenue; and that the applicant pay the City for the costs associated with extending the notice area.

Ontario Municipal Board Decision

Ontario Municipal Board Decision - April 14, 2016 (PDF)