Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
The City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto are hosting a Public Information Centre on June 23, 2016 to present the latest designs for the transportation infrastructure in the Lower Yonge Precinct.
The City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto have initiated a study for alternative designs and public realm concepts for the transportation infrastructure associated with the Lower Yonge Precinct. The Notice of Commencement for this study can be found at the following link:
- Notice of Commencement, issued January 28, 2016
Transportation Master Plan
Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto are joinly undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study and Public Realm Concept for the Lower Yonge Precinct Area. The Lower Yonge Precinct Area includes approximately twelve hectares of waterfront land located between Yonge Street and Lower Jarvis Street, south of Lake Shore Boulevard East and North of Queens Quay East. This study will also assess the configuration of Harbour Street as far west as Lower Simcoe Street.
A Transportation Master Plan (TMP) was completed in 2015 that identied the transportation infrastructure required to support development within the Lower Yonge Precinct Area. The TMP addressed the requirements of Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class EA. This project will fulll Phases 3 and 4 requirements under Schedule ‘C’ of the Municipal Class EA process, which will dene specic road alignments, lane congurations, the public realm concept and other technical aspects, such as integrating active transportation.
Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto have completed Phases 1 & 2 (of 4) of an Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify the transportation infrastructure required to support development within the Lower Yonge Precinct. The EA is evaluating local and regional improvements, including the eastward extension of Harbour Street from Yonge Street to Lower Jarvis Street, the role and function of Harbour Street from Yonge Street to Lower Simcoe Street, and potential ramp changes to the Gardiner Expressway.
At the February 23, 2015 Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, a final report was received with recommendations to proceed to the next Phases (3 & 4) of the EA process. The decision document can be found here:
The PWIC report can be found here:
The Notice of Completion (Phase 1 & 2) can be found here
- Notice of Study Completion - Lower Yonge Precinct Transportation Master Plan Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
A summary of the Phase 1 & 2 EA process for the Lower Yonge Precinct can be found here:
- Lower Yonge Transportation Master Plan Environmental Assessment (TMPEA) Phase 1 & 2 Completion Summary
The full Lower Yonge Transportation Master Plan Environmental Assessment Phase 1 & 2 Report can be found here:
The City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto are now moving forward with the remaining steps (Phase 3/4) in the EA process for Transportation Infrastructure Improvements in the Lower Yonge Precinct, including a Public Realm Plan.
On August 26th, 2014, City Council received a report, entitled 'Lower Yonge Transportation Master Plan Environmental Assessment', which summarizes the results of Phases 1 & 2 of the EA. The report recommends a preliminary preferred design for a new local street network in the Lower Yonge Precinct, as well as several changes to the broader transportation network.
- Lower Yonge Transportation Master Plan Environmental Assessment (Aug 2014)
- Notice of Commencement (May 2013)
The Final Staff Report respecting the Lower Yonge Precinct, containing the proposed City-initiated Official Plan Amendment as well as the Lower Yonge Precinct Plan, was adopted by Council on June 7, 2016
Agenda materials are available here.
- Lower Yonge Precinct Final Staff Report
- Lower Yonge Precinct Plan
- Noise, Odour and Air Quality Assessment
The Waterfront Design Review Panel reviewed the Lower Yonge Precinct Plan at its meetings on September 16, 2015 and December 9, 2015. The Waterfront Design Review Panel Agendas and Meeting Minutes can be found at the following links:
- Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel - December 9, 2015 Agenda
- Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel - December 9, 2015 Meeting Minutes
- Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel - September 16, 2015 Agenda
- Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel - September 16, 2015 Meeting Minutes
Toronto City Planning and Waterfront Toronto hosted a Public Meeting on June 23, 2015, to provide an update on the Lower Yonge Precinct Plan and the application for the Toronto Star site at 1-7 Yonge Street.
- Public Meeting Summary Report
- June 2015 Public Update
- Public Meeting Notice
- Public Meeting Agenda and Worksheet
- City/Waterfront Toronto Presentation
- 1 Yonge Presentation
- Lower Yonge Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting 4 Summary Report
On August 26, 2014, Toronto City Council adopted the City Planning Staff Report, entitled "Lower Yonge Precinct Plan - Proposals Report". The report summarized the results of Phase 1 (of two) of the Precinct Planning process and contained recommendations to receive the "Lower Yonge Urban Design Report" and the "Lower Yonge Transportation Master Plan Environmental Study" report, to endorse the Planning and Policy Directions in the Staff Report and to direct City Staff with Waterfront Toronto, to complete the development of the Lower Yonge Precinct Plan, in consultation with landowners, community members and area stakeholders.
- Lower Yonge Precinct - Proposed Central Park - March 2015
- Lower Yonge Precinct - Landowners Comments Response - August 2014
- City Planning - August 2014 - Lower Yonge Precinct Plan - Proposals Report
- August 2014 Urban Design Report
- City Planning - February 2014 - Lower Yonge Precinct Plan - Update
- City Planning - October 2012 - Lower Yonge Precinct Plan - Update
- Lower Yonge Public Meeting – October 10, 2013
City of Toronto
- City Planning Division
- Community Council Meeting Schedule
- Application Information Centre
- Building Toronto Together: A Development Guide
- Waterfront Renewal
- Waterfront Toronto – Lower Yonge Precinct Planning
- Waterfont Toronto Lower Yonge Precinct Planning Blog