Background and Purpose of Study
The City of Toronto Planning Department is undertaking a development study entitled "Downtown East Planning Study".
At its meeting on July 6, 2010 City Council directed staff to conduct a full local area review for the lands designated in the Official Plan as Mixed Use Areas fronting on Dundas Street East between George Street and Sherbourne Street and Mixed Use Areas and Neighbourhoods on Sherbourne Street between Dundas Street East and Shuter Street. Since then the study area has been expanded and now is bounded by Jarvis Street, Parliament Street, Queen Street East and Carlton Street.
The purpose of the study is to identify opportunities for potential reinvestment in the area including higher density residential and non-residential development and other longer term revitalization initiatives. This area houses a diverse population and includes a range of supportive housing, providing an important resource for the city and the downtown. The area is also characterized by numerous heritage buildings and streetscapes. A careful balance must be struck between preservation and accommodating change.
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