Planning Studies & Initiatives

Rail Corridor Site Official Plan Amendment


In October 2016, City Council directed the City Planning Division to initiate Official Plan Amendments for both the Railway Lands West and Railway Lands Central Secondary Plans, informed by community and stakeholder consultation, to provide a planning framework for park use over the rail corridor. The Toronto City Council direction authorizing the study is available as EX17.1 - Rail Deck Park - Work Plan for Official Plan Amendments and an Implementation Strategy.

Subject Site

The subject site of the City-Initiated Official Plan Amendments includes the portion of the rail corridor between Bathurst Street and Blue Jays way, as illustrated below.

Study Area for the Rail Deck Park Official Plan Amendment

Community Engagement

Two public and stakeholder consultations will be held to provide input into the City-initiated Official Plan Amendment. The first will be held on June 13th and will provide an opportunity for further information and response to the information presented in this report. The second consultation, to be scheduled in the Fall, will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed Official Plan and/or Zoning By-law Amendments for the rail corridor.

Public Consultation Meeting 1

Date/Time: June 13, 2017 | 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Metro Hall Rotunda – 55 John Street

The purpose of this public consultation is to share work to date on the Official Plan Amendment for the Rail Corridor Site and gather public feedback on future uses of this important site. Staff have prepared a Preliminary Report on the Rail Corridor Official Plan Amendment. Comments from the community will help to guide the final recommendations for the Official Plan Amendment.

Online Survey

Not able to attend a consultation session in person? Provide your feedback on the discussion questions that were considered during the June 13th Public Meeting by taking this quick online survey.

Online Survey for Discussion Questions from June 13th Public Meeting

Contact us

To submit comments or questions, please contact:

Paul Mulé, Senior Planner
City Hall, 18th Floor, East Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Tel: (416) 392-1306