Planning Studies & Initiatives

Yonge, Duplex, Helendale and Orchard View Planning Study


The City of Toronto Planning Division is undertaking a study entitled "Yonge, Duplex, Helendale and Orchard View Planning Study".

On June 13, 2012 North York Community Council directed that City Planning staff consider development proposals, potential development sites and existing development within the block formed by 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.

There are currently two Zoning By-law Amendment applications for development within the study area. The application at 31 to 37 Helendale Avenue proposes a 24-storey residential building with 231 dwelling units. The application at 2360 to 2378 Yonge Street proposes a 28-storey mixed-use residential and commercial building with 234 dwelling units and 2,270 m² of commercial gross floor area. Preliminary Reports for the applications were considered by North York Community Council on June 13, 2012.

What's new

Community Consultation Meeting - October 7, 2013

On October 7, 2013 the City is holding a Community Consultation meeting for the planning study where you can learn about the results of the Working Group process, ask questions and share your comments. The time and location for the Community Consultation are included in the attached Notice.

Status Report - Considered by North York Community Council September 10, 2013

A Status Report for the Yonge, Duplex, Helendale and Orchard View Block Study was considered by the North York Community Council at its meeting on September 10, 2013. View a copy of the Status Report, Item NY26.53

Study Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of the study is to provide planning and design direction for future development of the block.

The objectives of the study are to:

  • consider the block in a comprehensive fashion.
  • develop an effective planning and design framework for the block.
  • provide greater certainty about development and public realm improvements for the block.