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.
The prioritization process included consideration of:
- the existing planning framework;
- social equity;
- city building objectives; and
- market potential.
The process was informed by three streams of background research for each corridor: a profile, a market conditions study, and a planning and social equity scan.