Planning Studies & Initiatives

491 Glencairn Ave & 278, 280, 282 Strathallan Wood - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment

What's New

A Community Consultation meeting will be held on Thursday, July 24th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm at the Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 470 Glencairn Ave, details of which can be found hereunder.

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that this meeting has been rescheduled from June 26th. 

Application Overview

An Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application has been submitted for a 12-storey mixed use building. 150 residential units are proposed and 478 sqm of grade related commercial space. The proposed building incrementally steps back as height increases, with the height massed towards Bathurst St. Along Strathallan Wood, a 3-storey base building element is proposed, approximattely 9.5m in height and set back 6m from the lot line to create front yard landscaped open space along the street edge. This 3-storey element would be comprised of 6 grade related townhouse units. The proposed development will also provide a total of 149 parking spaces in a 3 level underground garage. 

Drawings and Reports

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

Process

For information on the process that City Planning staff use to review Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications, please 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 North York Zoning By-law 7625 and to the new City-Wide Zoning By-law 569-2013 is required. The site is currently zoned C1 (General Commercial) on the northern portion of the site and RM3 (Residential Multiple-Family) on the southern portion of the site in the City of North York Zoning By-law 7625. Only the southern portion of the site is zoned under the new City-wide Zoning By-law 569-2013, RM (d0.75), in order to permit the Residential Multiple Dwelling. 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 for the southerly portion of the site and Mixed Use Areas for the northerly portion of the site. Neighbourhoods 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. The Mixed Use Areas designation permits a broad range of commercial, residential and institutional uses, in single or mixed use buildings. Development in this area is expected to create a balance of high quality commercial, residential, institutional and open space uses. 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.

Community Consultation

A Community Consultation meeting will be held on Thursday, July 24th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm at the Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 470 Glencairn Ave, details of which can be found hereunder.

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that this meeting has been rescheduled from June 26th.