ConsumersNext

ConsumersNext is a City of Toronto study that will look for ways to enhance the Consumers Road Business Park and areas around the Sheppard and Victoria Park intersection.  ConsumersNext will focus on six building blocks to address the area's city-wide role as an important location for employment, and the growing opportunity for Mixed Use development, including residential construction, along Sheppard Avenue and Victoria Park.


Click on the icons below to learn more about the six building blocks of ConsumersNext:

        Public Places

                 Built Form

                  Transportation Choices

           Opportunities for Business Growth

             Community Services

              Water Infrastructure


The Consumers Road Business Park and areas at the intersection of Sheppard Avenue East and Victoria Park Avenue provides a place of work to over 18,000 employees, and is one of Toronto's most concentrated areas of office jobs.  The area is also the location of significant residential growth, with over 3,500 residential units approved, under construction, or occupied in the past ten years.  Meeting the needs of residents and workers requires investment and options for active transportation, public spaces and community services.   

More office and residential growth is anticipated in the area.  To manage the growth, support employment uses, and to direct investments into broader community improvements, the City of Toronto is undertaking a study of the area called ConsumersNext.  ConsumersNext will set out a new planning framework to support continued employment investment and intensification in the Consumers Road Business Park, residential uses, community facilities, a street and block plan, and public realm improvements to serve resident and working populations. 



Study Area Map


The study area is almost 100 hectares in the areas of North York and Scarborough



What's part of ConsumersNext?

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Study Phasing

Consumers next process graphics showing study is at the end of Phase 3, beginning of Phase 4 (Implementation)

Phase 3 of ConsumersNext is complete and final reports from the consultant teams have been posted here under the 'Background Studies' tab.  

At its May 31, 2017, Planning and Growth Management Committee adopted City Planning's Proposal Report for ConsumersNext requesting staff undertake additional consultation to inform the preparation of a Secondary Plan for the area.  

You can watch the Committee's discussion here and click on the play button by Agenda Item PG21.11.  The Committee's decision is available here.  The Proposals Report is posted here under the 'Staff Reports' Tab.

City Planning will be hosting additional consultation with community stakeholders in Fall 2017.

 

Notice of Completion

The City of Toronto has completed a Transportation Master Plan (TMP) and Infrastructure Master Plan (IMP) to address transportation and infrastructure needs in the Consumers Road Business Park and areas around the Sheppard and Victoria Park intersection. The TMP and IMP have been prepared in accordance with Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process and complement the recommended preferred land use and built form scenario in the ConsumersNext Planning Study.

The TMP and IMP are placed on public record for a 30-day review period starting August 10, 2017 and ending September 11, 2017.

For Opportunities to Review the plans and to view the Notice of Completion, click here.