Planning Studies & Initiatives

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.

What's New

A preliminary report on the application was before Community Council for it's consideration on June 13, 2012.

The report recommended that City Planning staff study and evaluate this application in the context of other submitted development proposals, potential development sites and existing development within the block between Yonge Street to the east, Orchard View Boulevard to the south, Duplex Avenue to the west and Helendale Avenue to the north and determine the appropriateness of creating an area specific policy for the block through this study.

Application Overview

The application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to allow for a 28-storey mixed use building on the site. The proposed building would contain 234 dwelling units and 2,260 m2 of commercial gross floor area, with five levels of below grade parking. The proposed building would have a total gross floor area of 17,544 m2 with a density of 12.2 times the area of the lot. 145 parking spaces in five levels of below grade parking are proposed. Additional site statistics can be found on the application data sheet.

Drawings and Reports

The following revised drawings and reports were submitted by the applicant for review by the City on June 14, 2013:

The following drawings and reports were submitted by the applicant for review by the City on May 2, 2012:

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.

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Planning Context

Zoning:
Zoning By-law 438-86 of the former City of Toronto zones the subject lands MCR. The MCR zoning permits a wide range of commercial, office, hotel and retail uses with a maximum density of 2.0 times the area of the lot. Residential uses are also permitted at a maximum density of 2.5 times the area of the lot. Mixed-use developments having commercial and residential components are permitted to a maximum density of 3.0 times the area of the lot (provided the commercial or residential components do not exceed their maximum density). The maximum building height permitted is 16 metres.
 


Official Plan:
The City's Official Plan is the City's vision for how the City should grow over the long-term. A key implementation tool of the Official Plan are land use designations. The Official Plan designates the subject site Mixed Use Areas. Mixed use Areas are one of four land use designations intended to accommodate growth. The designation encourages a broad range of commercial, residential, institutional and open space uses to accommodate increases in population and jobs along transit lines and reduce automobile dependency.

Development criteria in Mixed Use Areas includes, but is not limited to:

  • requirements for buildings to be located and massed to provide a transition between areas of different development intensity; and
  • providing setbacks for, and stepping down of, building heights towards existing lower scale development.

The Yonge Street frontages not included within the Yonge-Eglinton Centre are identified as an Avenue on Map 2 of the Official Plan. Avenues are identified as important corridors along major streets where re-urbanization is anticipated and encouraged to create new housing and job opportunities while improving the pedestrian environment, the appearance of the street, shopping opportunities and transit service for community residents.

The site is also located within the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan. The Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan, as a primary objective, requires maintaining and reinforcing the stability of Neighbourhoods and minimizing conflicts between the various designations in terms of land use, scale and vehicular movement. An additional objective of the Secondary Plan is to maintain the existing scale of development within stable Neighbourhoods and limit overshadowing by securing a transition in height and scale from development in Mixed Use Areas and Apartment Neighbourhoods.

Community Consultation

A community consultation meeting has not yet been scheduled.

Reports

A preliminary report on the application was before Community Council for it's consideration on June 13, 2012. The report recommended that City Planning staff study and evaluate this application in the context of other submitted development proposals, potential development sites and existing development within the block between Yonge Street to the east, Orchard View Boulevard to the south, Duplex Avenue to the west and Helendale Avenue to the north and determine the appropriateness of creating an area specific policy for the block through this study.