Staff Reports & Decision History
Responding to Council Direction, the Avenues and Mid-rise Building Study was initiated in 2008, and a related Staff Report was presented to Council in July 2010. That Staff Report was adopted by City Council, and included adoption of the Performance Standards (section 3 of the Study, with the exception of Standard 5B). At that time, Council provided City Planning with a series of directions to encourage the realization of the 'vision' of the Official Plan identified Avenues more quickly, and to monitor the Performance Standards over a 2 year period.
In November 2013, City Council extended the monitoring period, and directed City Planning to include resident and ratepayer groups as stakeholders in any consultations.
In May 2014, City Planning provided an update to the monitoring period to Planning and Growth Management Committee.
There were 156 applications for mid-rise sized buildings and 61 approvals from the time of adoption of the Standards in July, 2010 and the end of December, 2014.
In 2016, an addendum was brought forward to update the Performance Standards based on results of the monitoring period and to bring greater clarity for their use. The addendum was adopted by City Council in April 2016.
The addendum is to be used by City Staff together with the 2010 approved Mid-Rise Building Performance Standards during the evaluation of development applications where mid-rise buildings are proposed and the Performance Standards are applicable.
The Performance Standards and Addendum may also be used to help inform the preparation or review of area studies and policies involving mid-rise buildings. The Addendum is approved as an interim supplement to the 2010 Performance Standards until such time as Council considers and adopts updated Mid-Rise Building Design Guidelines.
A survey was sent out to evaluate the travel behaviour of residents of mid-rise buildings throughout the city. Thousands of replies were received and synthesized into results and included in Volume 2 of the Eglinton Connects Planning Study. Download this appendix here.