Rail Deck Park is a proposal for a new major park in Downtown Toronto, to be built over the rail corridor that supports the continued growth, prosperity, and liveability of the city. It presents an opportunity to create the city’s next great civic space, where all Torontonians can come to play, relax, connect, and celebrate.
Looks at how Toronto's Downtown should grow, ensuring that it has the necessary infrastructure to remain a great place to live, work, learn and play.
Growing Up: Planning for Children in New Vertical Communities is a study being undertaken by the City Planning Division that examines how new multi-unit housing in high-density communities can better accommodate the needs of households with children and youth.
The Official Plan sets out the vision for where and how Toronto will grow to the year 2031. There has been tremendous progress on Toronto's Official Plan Review since it was initiated. Given the size of the city and the breadth of policy matters in the Official Plan, the review is being done in stages by policy areas.
City Planning has begun work on a planning study of the rail corridor to determine how this site can help support growth in the Downtown and contribute to prosperous, liveable and accessible communities.
Waterfront Toronto, the City of Toronto and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority are working together to revitalize the Port Lands and build upon the work completed in 2011 and 2012.
Midtown in Focus is an inter-divisional response to the intensification and change underway in parts of Midtown Toronto (the Yonge-Eglinton area). The study seeks to ensure that growth positively contributes to the vitality and livability of one of Toronto's most dynamic neighbourhoods.
The Yorkville Planning Portal focuses on development applications in the Yorkville area.
The King Parliament Development Portal focuses on development applications in the King Parliament area.
The Lower Yonge Precinct focuses on development applications and studies in an area bounded by the rail corridor to the north, Jarvis Street to the east, Queens Quay to the south and Yonge Street to the west.
The Queen Street East Development Portal focuses on development applications along Queen Street East, between the Don Valley Parkway and Leslie Street.
The Bloor Corridor/Annex Planning Portal focuses on development applications along the north side of Bloor Street West, between St. George Street and Walmer Road.
The St. James Town Neighbourhood Initiatives focuses on development applications in the St James Town neighbourhood.
City Council requested the City Planning Division to undertake a study of Danforth Avenue, between Coxwell Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue.
"South of Eastern" is an active, successful employment area in Toronto, in close proximity to the Downtown Core and the revitalizing waterfront. The City is engaged in planning studies and development application review, working to sustain a vibrant and dynamic employment district and a positive relationship with adjacent neighbours. The City is also working to achieve the major infrastructure, including transit and flood protection, necessary to support continued employment growth in this area.
In October 2015, City Planning received a conceptual Official Plan Amendment from First Gulf, to permit development of a broad variety of non-residential land uses providing employment opportunities for approximately 50,000 workers. In December 2016, City Planning received applications for rezoning and subdivision from First Gulf, which continued to advance applicant's vision for a new employment node.
City staff are undertaking a planning study of Queen Street West, from Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue.
In December of 2013 City Council adopted an amendment to the City of Toronto Official Plan which directed City staff to undertake a study of the Dupont Street corridor for lands in Wards 19 and 20.
City staff are working on a study of Broadview Avenue, between Danforth Avenue and Bater Avenue.
Hillside Drive is a unique street with a discontinuous roadway and has been described by its residents as East York's hidden gem, an oasis in the city, and feeling like a small town that is private yet open. Hillside Drive is currently the subject of a review for future streetscape improvements.
The purpose of the Carlaw + Dundas Community Initiative is to explore opportunities for pedestrian, transit, public realm improvements and community benefits and the relationship of this community to the surrounding residential community.
The City has initiated a development review for the area of Yonge Street between College Street/Carlton Street to Bloor Street and Church Street to Bay Street.
The City has received a Site Plan Approval application for the development of a 48 storey office tower on 45 Bay Street. The proposal also involves a relocated bus terminal which is integrated into the podium of the office tower and an open space area which bridges over a portion of the rail corridor with and access portal from the north side of the rail corridor on the 141 Bay Street property.
The goal of the Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Plan is to create a long-term vision for the Bathurst Quay community. The study will develop recommendations for public realm and transportation improvements, pedestrian and cycling connections and facilities, and open space and park facilities. The study will also develop an approach for the future of the Canada Malting silos and address traffic and access issues related to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
The City has received a Rezoning Application to redevelop two parcels with a mixed-use building on each parcel.
This study examines the Planning Policy Framework, Urban Design Guidelines, Zoning By-law, and Community Improvement Plan for area bounded by Front Street West to the south, Richmond Street West to the north, Simcoe and John Streets to the east, and Spadina Avenue to the west.
The City of Toronto has initiated a study to develop a built form and land use vision for Bathurst Street between Queen and Dupont Streets.
The Queen-River area is designated Regeneration Areas in the City of Toronto's Official Plan with the exception of a narrow sliver of land abutting Bayview Avenue from Dundas Street East to Queen Street East which is designated Parks.
The City has received a Rezoning Application for a 47-storey mixed-use building including a 4-storey base building at 71-95 King Street East.
The City of Toronto Planning Department is undertaking a development study entitled "Downtown East Planning Study".
On July 10, 2015, the City Planning Division received applications from Westbank to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-laws to redevelop a number of properties bordered by Bloor Street West, Bathurst Street, Lennox Street, and Markham Street, as well as a number of properties on the west side of Markham Street.
The application is to amend the Zoning By-law to permit the construction of a 13-storey residential. The proposal consists of a 5-storey base and 7-storey tower and an overall height of 47.5 metres, including the mechanical equipment. A total of 94 residential units, 43 parking spaces and 95 bicycle parking spaces are proposed.
The application is to amend the Zoning By-law to permit the construction of a 34-storey mixed-use building containing street level retail and residential uses above. The proposal consists of a 7-storey base and 27-storey tower with an overall height of 112.6 metres, including the mechanical equipment. A total of 350 residential units, 126 parking spaces and 350 residential bicycle parking spaces are proposed.
In November of 2015 City Council requested a review of development along Roncesvalles Avenue, between Queen Street West and Boustead Avenue, and on Dundas Street West, between Boustead Avenue and Sorauren Avenue.
At its meeting in November 2015, City Council directed Community Planning staff to review current and future development pressures within the Davenport Triangle block, and work with Transportation Services to review the capacity of Designer's Walk Lane and Urban Design staff to consider urban design and built form guidelines on top of the existing Planning framework.
In February 2012, Toronto and East York Community Council requested staff review the policy context for College Street from University Avenue to Bathurst Street. Following this request, staff commenced the College Street Built Form Study.
A Zoning By-law Amendment application to permit an 8-storey residential building with 21 units and 31 vehicular parking spaces was received by the City of Toronto on April 25, 2016.
Bathurst Bloor Four Corners
Environmentally Significant Areas (ESAs) are natural spaces within Toronto's natural heritage system that require special protection to preserve their environmentally significant qualities.
In 2012, photographer Robert Burley was commissioned by the City of Toronto to document these natural spaces at this pivotal time in the City's history. The result is the book An Enduring Wilderness: Toronto’s Natural Parklands.
As part of the Five Year Review of the Official Plan, the City is amending its Official Plan to bring it into conformity with the Provincial Greenbelt Plan (2005) and other environmental planning initiatives.
The Biodiversity Booklet Series helps re-connect people with the natural world, and raises awareness of the seriousness that biodiversity loss represents and how it affects them directly.
The King Street Pilot Study is exploring bold, transformative ideas to redesign King Street in order to achieve three broad city-building objectives: moving people on transit more efficiently, improving placemaking and the public realm, and supporting business and economic prosperity.
Planning for a new rapid transit line to connect Line 1 Yonge-University, in the downtown to Line 2 Bloor-Danforth, east of the Don River.
The City of Toronto, together with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), is planning an extension to the Bloor-Danforth Subway (Line 2) and Crosstown LRT eastward to University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.
The Scarborough Rapid Transit Network was developed to support the transit priorities for Scarborough.
The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto Transit Commission and Waterfront Toronto is undertaking a Waterfront Transit "Reset" study. The study will involve a comprehensive review of existing and planned waterfront transit, and will clearly articulate the opportunities and options that exist to realize an integrated and continuous waterfront transit route and network.
SmartTrack is a proposed new transit solution that uses existing track to link Scarborough to Etobicoke via Downtown. SmartTrack includes enhanced service on the Kitchener and Stouffville/Lakeshore East GO corridors and the Eglinton West LRT. The Eglinton West Light Rapid Transit line will close a gap in the city and region's transit network, providing a continuation of crosstown services, and a connection to Pearson airport area and the west end.
The Feeling Congested transportation consultation campaign engages Torontonians on a range of issues related to transportation planning, priorities and funding. This engagement supports and informs the current 5-Year Review of the City's Official Plan transportation policies, the development of a new long-term transportation plan, and the development of a funding and investment strategy.
The City of Toronto, Toronto Port Authority, Toronto District School Board, and Build Toronto are undertaking a Strategic Transportation Study for the area around the BBTCA and Eireann Quay to resolve traffic congestion issues and address community concerns.
Explore the results of the City Planning's Public Art Program to see how art animates Toronto's public realm, and learn how the program works in conjunction with the Percent for Public Art Guidelines.
The Scarborough Centre Public Art Master Plan will guide the development and/or acquisition of public art to enhance the Centre’s image and foster creativity and innovation in the shaping an authentic downtown.
Explore the City's Privately Owned Publicly-Accessible Spaces (POPS) map and draft Urban Design Guidelines.
This study is about creating a "template" for Neighbourhood Urban Design Guidelines and a how-to manual to enable residents and community groups to develop tailored design guidelines for their neighbourhood, while ensuring consistent content and format with other neighbourhood specific design guidelines throughout the city.
Eglinton Connects is a comprehensive Planning Study being conducted around the three themes of building, travelling, and greening Eglinton. The goal is to evolve Eglinton in ways that are appropriate to local contexts, while leveraging opportunities the new Crosstown transit line will bring.
A program to improve the public realm.
Toronto's waterfront renewal is a long-term, multi-billion dollar plan to make environmental improvements, generate economic activity and enhancement the overall quality of life along Toronto's waterfront between Coxwell and Dowling Avenues.
Heritage Preservation Services plays an important role in preserving Toronto's heritage by advising City Council on matters relating to the Ontario Heritage Act and acting as a professional resource for the community and property owners on the conservation of the City's historic resources.