Community improvements are on the way to the St. Clair West neighbourhood through the Section 37 benefits. Staff are engaging the community to help decide how these funds will be used towards local parks and other improvements.

Project Timeline

January to March 2021: Community engagement

The timeline is subject to change.

There will be a new 10-storey mixed-use building development at 2306 St. Clair Ave. W. Funding from this development (Section 37) will be used to improve local parks, streetscapes and/or cycling and pedestrian safety in the neighbourhood. We want your feedback to inform how these funds will be used towards local improvements.

What is Section 37?

Zoning bylaws control how the land in your neighbourhood is used, including the height and density of buildings. When a developer wants to build something that exceeds these limitations, Section 37 of Ontario’s Planning Act allows the City to permit the developer’s proposed construction, in return for community benefits (cash-in-lieu or in-kind contributions) that help to improve the neighbourhood the development is located in. Section 37 benefits are used for a variety of local improvements that meet the needs of the community. Learn more about Section 37 benefits.

This project is in the public consultation phase, which will help to determine how Section 37 benefits are used in the area surrounding 2306 St. Clair Ave. W.

March 5 to March 21, 2021

Virtual Rating Activity

Staff ran a virtual rating exercise to allow members of the community to rank the top ideas that came through as a result of previous community feedback received from the Interactive Mapping Activity and Virtual Open House. These results and next steps will be shared with the community in Spring 2021.

February 24, 2021

Virtual Open House

Using the community feedback from the Interactive Map Activity, City staff prsented a list of options for how Section 37 benefits could be used. The community provided feedback and asked questions.

February 1 to February 19, 2021

Interactive Mapping Activity (Social Pinpoint)

The improvements that residents would like to see come to their neighbourhood were collected on an interactive map. The information collected from this exercise will allow City staff and the local Councillor to identify the needs of the community and options for Section 37 benefits. These options will be presented to the community for more feedback.

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