Featured Projects

Rail Deck Park

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.

TOcore: Planning Toronto's Downtown

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

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.

Official Plan Review

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.

Initiatives

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Bloor West Village Avenue Study

The Bloor West Village Avenue Study will develop a recommended planning framework to guide future development and infrastructure improvements in the study area.

Sherway Area Study

The Sherway Area Study will review and update the existing policy framework for lands around Sheway Mall and establish recommendations on a new planning and development framework.

Finch Avenue West and Sheppard Avenue East - Planning Study Approach

A planning review was initiated as a result of planned investment in rapid transit along the Finch Avenue West and Sheppard Avenue East corridors. Areas for planning study are recommended on a priority basis in order to leverage investment in rapid transit and to encourage transit-supportive development.

Mimico - Judson Regeneration Areas Study

This study informs a Site and Area Specific Policy framework to implement City Council's redesignation of lands in the vicinity of Mimico GO Station to Regeneration Areas.

Mimico 20/20: A Revitalization Action Plan

The Mimico By-The-Lake Revitalization Initiative involves the study and creation of a Secondary Plan to revitalize the community of Mimico-By-The-Lake.

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Villa Charities

The applicant has applied to for zoning by-law amendment to permit a joint-use building on a portion of the site which will accommodate a community centre and a secondary school operated by the Toronto District School Board. The proposed building will replace the existing Columbus Centre and Dante Alighieri Academy Secondary School, which is currently located adjacent the south end of this site.

Allen District Plan

A district plan for the Allen District, located within the Downsview Area Secondary Plan area, has been submitted to the City. The Allen District is to develop as a mixed-use district with non-residential development near Downsview Subway Station and residential development to the south.

Laird in Focus

Laird in Focus will develop a planning framework to guide future development for the Laird Focus Area that also includes the Mixed Use Areas along the west side of Laird Drive. The intent of the study is to refine and build upon the existing and recent planning initiatives undertaken in the area and to develop a vision and planning framework for a complete community.

ConsumersNext

ConsumersNext is a project that will look for ways to enhance the Consumers Road Business Park and areas around the Sheppard Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue intersection.  The project will focus on six building blocks to address and the growing opportunity for mixed-use development, including residential construction, and the area's role as an important location for employment.

Keele Finch Plus

Keele Finch Plus is a planning study about planning for the future of the area and how to best leverage investment in rapid transit (subway and LRT) for the benefit of the community and city.

Murray Road Regeneration/Land Use Study

The purpose of this study is to assess the compatibility of established employment uses with the array of use permissions that exist through the current zoning bylaw and with the adjacent residential area. 

Don Mills Crossing

Don Mills Crossing examines ways to focus and shape anticipated growth around the intersection of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East, anchored by transit infrastructure being constructed as part of the Crosstown LRT.

Dufferin Wilson

The purpose of the Dufferin/Wilson Regeneration Study is to assess the conversion of employment lands through the re-designation of lands to non-employment uses and/or the introduction of residential uses.

Bathurst Manor Plaza Development Application

Rezoning, Site Plan Control and Plan of Subdivision applications have been submitted to the City to permit the redevelopment of the Bathurst Manor Plaza at 221-245 Wilmington Avenue, north of Overbrook Place.

3636 Bathurst Street

The City has received an Official Plan Amendment 3636 Bathurst Street Rezoning Application to permit the construction of a new 19 storey apartment building, as well as nine and ten storey additions to the existing 19 storey apartment building.

1100 Briar Hill Avenue Zoning By-law Amendment Application - 13 221087 NNY 15 OZ

An application was submitted to amend both the former City of North York Zoning By-law No. 7625 and the former City of York Zoning By-law 1-83 to permit the development of 136 stacked back-to-back townhouse units and four commercial units with underground parking. 

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

An Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application has been submitted for a six-storey residential building containing 114 residential units. A total of 120 car parking spaces are provided in three levels of below grade parking. 

Downsview Area Secondary Plan Review

The City of Toronto has completed its review of the Downsview Area Secondary Plan to ensure that the planning policies for this area are current and appropriate to guide future development with a specific focus on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension in developing and evaluating options for an updated Secondary Plan.

Dufferin Street Secondary Plan

This avenue study examines mixed land use and built form potential along Dufferin Street, between Highway 401 to just south of Lawrence Avenue West.

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

An Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application has been submitted for a 12-storey mixed use building containing 150 residential units at 491 Glencairn Avenue and 278, 280, 282 Strathallan Wood. 

31- 37 Helendale Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment Application

The application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to allow for a 24-storey (72.18 metres) residential building on the site.

3100 Keele St - Zoning By-law Amendment Application

This application proposes to amend the former City of North York Zoning By-law No. 7625 for the lands at 3100 Keele Street.  The application proposes to permit a 19-storey mixed used building and three four-storey stacked townhouse blocks with 422 total residential units and 380 square metres of grade related commercial space. 

146-150 Laird Drive - Zoning By-law Amendment

An application was submitted to amend the Zoning By-law to permit a phased development with an eight-storey rental retirement building (Phase 1) with 175 units and a seven-storey condominium for seniors (Phase 2) with 109 units at 146-150 Laird Drive.

Lawrence-Allen Secondary Plan

The City initiated planning study to develop a revitalization plan for the Lawrence-Allen area is complete and has resulted in a Secondary Plan and other supporting documents.

Lawrence Heights Phase 1

Development applications to implement phase one of the Lawrence Allen Secondary Plan.

50-52 Neptune Drive

The City has received an Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning Application for 50-52 Neptune Drive Rezoning Application to permit a 14-storey (43.8 metres) residential building fronting Neptune Drive.

Tippett Road Regeneration Area Study

The City has initiated a study is to assess the conversion of employment lands through the redesignation of lands to non-employment uses and/or the introduction of residential uses.

175, 181 and 187 Wynford Drive

The City has received a rezoning application to amend the site specific zoning that applies to the site to permit two towers.

Yonge Street North Planning Study

The City has initiated a planning study to develop a vision for the future of the Yonge Street corridor between Finch Avenue and Steeles Avenue in response to existing and anticipated development pressures in the area. 

Yonge, Duplex, Helendale and Orchard View Planning Study

The City of Toronto Planning Division is undertaking a study to consider development proposals, potential development sites and existing development within the block formed by Yonge Street, Orchard View Boulevard, Duplex Avenue and Helendale Avenue and determine the appropriateness of creating an area specific policy for the block through this study.

2360 Yonge Street - Zoning By-law Amendment Application

An application has been submitted to amend the Zoning By-law to permit the construction of a 28-storey mixed-use building contain 234 dwelling units and non-residential uses at grade.

2779, 2781 Yonge Street and 15-17, 19-21 Strathgowan  Avenue

The City has received a rezoning application to amend the zoning by-law to permit an 10 storey residential building with 117 condominium units and 28 rental replacement units and a single retail unit. In addition to the zoning by-law amendment application is a rental housing demolition proposal to demolish three rental residential buildings.

York University Secondary Plan

The City has completed its review of the York University Secondary Plan. City Council approved the updated Secondary Plan and associated amendments on December 4, 2009.

York University Southwest Precinct Plan

A look at York University's Precinct Plan that implements the York University Secondary Plan.

660 Eglinton Avenue East - Zoning By-law Amendment

An application was submitted to amend the former Town of Leaside Zoning By-law No. 1916 to permit a 19-storey (66 metre) and a 13-storey (50 metre) apartment building on top of a predominantly 8-storey (27.5 metre) base building, with retail at grade (2,316 m2). 

200-214 Keewatin Avenue - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment

Applications to amend the Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw have been submitted to permit two 4-storey stacked townhouse blocks comprised of 80 residential units with a residential gross floor area of 8,604 square metres. 

49-51 Lawrence Avenue East and 84 Weybourne Crescent

This application proposes to amend the Official Plan and zoning by-laws at 49-51 Lawrence Ave East and 84 Weybourne Crescent to permit a four-storey stacked townhouse development. A total of twenty-two residential units are proposed in two blocks. The total gross floor area of the proposal is 3,640 square metres and twenty-two parking spaces are proposed in a shared garage.

1087, 1091 and 1095 Leslie Street - Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision

The City received applications to rezone and subdivide approximately 2.07 hectares of land on the east side of Leslie Street, north of Eglinton Avenue East, for the purposes of a mix-use development. The proposal consists of four residential buildings with heights of 28, 29, 34 and 39 storeys containing 1,380 residential units and a total of 943 square metres of at-grade commercial uses. Also proposed are 2 blocks of 3-storey back to back townhouses containing 20 units.

939 Eglinton Avenue East - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment

This application proposes to amend the former Town of Leaside Zoning By-law No. 1916 to permit a mixed-use development with residential, office, and commercial uses. This rezoning application is being filed in conjunction with an application previously submitted to amend the City of Toronto Official Plan Employment Areas designation.

713 - 723 Lawrence Avenue West - Zoning By-law Amendment

These applications propose to amend the Zoning By-law to permit two 3-storey stacked townhouse blocks comprised of 93 residential units with a residential gross floor area of 8,473 square metres. 

Sheppard Avenue Commercial Area Secondary Plan Review

The purpose of this study is to review the permitted land uses, density and development standards along the Sheppard Avenue West segment of the Sheppard Avenue Commercial Area Secondary Plan.

3 and 5 Southvale Drive - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment

Applications have been submitted to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law to permit an 8 storey residential building containing 98 dwelling units and, 97 parking spaces in two levels of underground parking at 3 and 5 Southvale Drive.

100 Ranleigh Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment

An application was submitted to amend the former City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 438-86 to permit a 4,704 square metre, four-storey, 43 unit residential apartment building with a Floor Space Index of 1.81.

 

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Golden Mile Secondary Plan Study

The Golden Mile Secondary Plan Study will develop a vision and comprehensive planning framework for the Golden Mile area.  The vision and planning framework will form the foundation for the Secondary Plan, Urban Design Guidelines and other planning tools to be developed by the City.  The Golden Mile Secondary Plan Study will facilitate and support appropriate residential and non-residential growth within the Mixed Use Areas designation, while protecting and encouraging new employment and office development and investment within the Employment Areas designation.

Scarborough Centre on the Move

The City of Toronto is undertaking a Transportation Master Plan study for Scarborough Centre.  The study will support the vision and evolution of Scarborough Centre into a walkable and connected urban centre, with an efficient, safe, and balanced transportation network.

Scarborough Centre Public Art Master Plan

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.

ConsumersNext

ConsumersNext is a project that will look for ways to enhance the Consumers Road Business Park and areas around the Sheppard Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue intersection.  The project will focus on six building blocks to address and the growing opportunity for mixed-use development, including residential construction, and the area's role as an important location for employment.

Steeles – Redlea Regeneration Area Study

City Council adopted OPA 231 which proposes to redesignate lands near the Milliken GO Station and on the west side of the Stouffville GO Corridor from Employment Areas to Regeneration Areas.

Finch Avenue West and Sheppard Avenue East Corridors - Planning Study Approach

A planning review was initiated as a result of planned investment in rapid transit along the Finch Avenue West and Sheppard Avenue East corridors. Areas for planning study are recommended on a priority basis in order to leverage investment in rapid transit and to encourage transit-supportive development.

Kingston Road Revitalization Study

The City has completed a Revitalization Study for Kingston Road within the Birchcliff Community that promotes reurbanization and reinvestment along Kingston Road in the context of the policies of the Official Plan that builds upon and supports local community improvement initiatives.

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Rail Corridor Site Official Plan Amendment

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.

Port Lands Acceleration Initiative

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

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.

Yorkville Planning Portal

The Yorkville Planning Portal focuses on development applications in the Yorkville area.

King Parliament Development Portal

The King Parliament Development Portal focuses on development applications in the King Parliament area.

Lower Yonge Precinct

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.

Queen Street East Development Portal

The Queen Street East Development Portal focuses on development applications along Queen Street East, between the Don Valley Parkway and Leslie Street.

Bloor Corridor/Annex Planning Portal

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.

St. James Town Neighbourhood Initiatives

The St. James Town Neighbourhood Initiatives focuses on development applications in the St James Town neighbourhood.

Danforth Avenue Planning Study

City Council requested the City Planning Division to undertake a study of Danforth Avenue, between Coxwell Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue.

South of Eastern Development Portal

"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.

Unilever Precinct / East Harbour Proposed Employment Development

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.

West Queen West Study - Wards 14, 18, and 19

City staff are undertaking a planning study of Queen Street West, from Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue.

Dupont Street Study - Wards 19 and 20

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.

Broadview Avenue Planning Study

City staff are working on a study of Broadview Avenue, between Danforth Avenue and Bater Avenue.

Hillside Drive - Green Street Project

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.

Carlaw + Dundas Community Initiative

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.  

North Downtown Yonge Planning Framework

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.

45 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.

Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Plan

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.

266-322 King Street West

The City has received a Rezoning Application to redevelop two parcels with a mixed-use building on each parcel.

King Spadina Secondary Plan, East Precinct and Spadina Precinct Built Form Study

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.

Bathurst Land Use and Built Form Study

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.

Queen River Secondary Plan

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.

71-95 King Street East

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.

Downtown East Planning Study

The City of Toronto Planning Department is undertaking a development study entitled "Downtown East Planning Study".

Honest Ed's / Mirvish Village Proposed Redevelopment

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.

307 Sherbourne 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. 

75 The Esplanade

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.

Roncesvalles and Dundas West Study

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.

Davenport Triangle Review

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.

College Street Built Form Study

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.

321 Davenport Road

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

Bathurst Bloor Four Corners

 

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Environmentally Significant Areas

Environmentally Significant Areas (ESAs) are natural spaces within Toronto's natural heritage system that require special protection to preserve their environmentally significant qualities.

An Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands

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.

Greenbelt

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.

Biodiversity

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.

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King Street Pilot

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.

Relief Line Assessment Study

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.

Scarborough Transit Planning

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.

Eglinton East LRT

The Scarborough Rapid Transit Network was developed to support the transit priorities for Scarborough.

Waterfront Transit "Reset"

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 & Eglinton West LRT

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.

Feeling Congested

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.

Strategic Transportation Study: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport & Eireann Quay

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.

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Percent for Public Art Inventory

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.

Scarborough Centre Public Art Master Plan

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.

Privately-Owned Publicly Accessible Spaces (POPS)

Explore the City's Privately Owned Publicly-Accessible Spaces (POPS) map and draft Urban Design Guidelines.

Neighbourhoods 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

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.

Civic Improvement Program

A program to improve the public realm.

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Waterfront

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.

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Heritage Preservation

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.