Stage 1 involves gathering information and public engagement. Information gathering includes research on growth trends and studies on specific topics like heritage and employment lands. Research bulletins and studies will be posted under the "Documents and information" tab.
Public engagement has three components: online consultation, stakeholder roundtable meetings, and six public open houses. This is a great opportunity to provide your observations and ideas on planning in Toronto.
Following the initial public engagement in Fall 2011, City Planning Staff will report on feedback received and issues raised to the Planning and Growth Management Committee.
Stage 2 involves identifying directions and potential changes to the Official Plan in response to Stage 1 outcomes as well as Council referrals. A second round of public engagement will occur to obtain feedback on potential changes. Public engagement will include online and public meeting formats.
The Planning Act contains special public consultation requirements that apply to the 5 Year Review of the Official Plan. Before adopting amendments arising from the Review, a special public meeting of Council is required. Council will have regard to any written submissions about what revisions may be required to the Plan, and any person who attends the special public meeting has an opportunity to speak.