City Planning is seeking your input on Indigenous Planning Perspectives, draft 2051 Directions and Principles. Learn more about them at our Future Directions Storymap.

At its meeting on July 19 – 22, 2022, City Council adopted two Final reports: Item PH35.15 on Employment policies and land use conversions and Item PH35.16 115-Major Transit Station Areas and Protected-MTSAs. Planning and Housing Committee considered the Land Needs Assessment (Item PH35.14) on July 5, 2022.

 

Please see the Open Houses, Town Halls and Policy Focus meetings held in May – June, 2022 in the Engagement Strategy Tab.

Please also visit our MTSA interactive engagement tool and share your thoughts.

For more information about the Chapter 7 Site and Area Specific Policy Review and the removal of Residential Permissions from Employment Areas, including Meeting Dates/Times, please see the Chapter 7 Site and Area Specific Policy Review tab below.

The Official Plan is Toronto’s road map for land use. It sets out our long-term vision, shared values, and policies that help guide decision-making on land development, economic growth, the environment, and more.

It’s important to keep the Official Plan up to date to accommodate growth. Toronto is expected to grow by 700,000 people and more than 450,000 jobs by 2051.

Our Plan Toronto will focus on identifying where growth should go, and what is needed to support healthy, complete communities that are thriving and inclusive. Your Guide to Our Plan Toronto provides more information on what we are doing and why.

The Official Plan review process is mandated by the Province of Ontario to satisfy growth planning requirements set out by the Province in A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (Growth Plan 2019). The Official Plan review process is technically referred to as the Municipal Comprehensive Review and Growth Plan conformity exercise.

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A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (Growth Plan (2019) came into effect on May 16, 2019. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has established a deadline of July 1, 2022 for municipalities to update their Official Plans to achieve conformity with the Growth Plan (2019). This provincially legislated requirement is satisfied through a Growth Plan Conformity exercise and Municipal Comprehensive Review. On June 29, 2020, City Council approved a work plan (Item PH14.4) for the “Growth Plan Conformity and Municipal Comprehensive Review of the Toronto Official Plan”. Attachment 5 of the Council report lists the work plan components. The dropdown tabs below provide more information on key elements of the work plan including Managing Forecasted Growth through Intensification, Major Transit Station Areas, Protecting Employment Areas and Updating Environmental Policies.

  • At its meeting on February 2, 2022, City Council requested a one-year extension to the date by which the City of Toronto’s Official Plan must conform with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (Item PH30.6). The decision from the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is pending.

The Official Plan review process, which the City is calling Our Plan Toronto, presents an opportunity to address, through planning policy, a number of the growth related challenges facing Toronto today and in the future. These challenges include: housing affordability, climate change, mobility, public health and others that will help inform the City’s response to, and recovery from, the current global pandemic.

Through Our Plan Toronto, the City of Toronto is undertaking an intensification strategy to satisfy the Growth Plan (2019) policies. This intensification strategy is intended to direct Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and prioritize growth where transit and other infrastructure currently exists or is planned, including in Major Transit Station Areas, Urban Growth Centres, and other Strategic Growth Areas. As part of the intensification strategy, City staff will lead a Land Needs Assessment, as required by the Growth Plan (2019), to assess the quantity of land required to accommodate forecasted growth to 2051.

MTSAs are defined in the Growth Plan (2020) as areas within an approximate 500-800 metre radius of a transit station and representing a 10-minute walk. The Growth Plan (2020) prescribes the following minimum density targets for MTSAs: 200 residents and jobs per hectare for subways; 160 residents and jobs per hectare for light rail transit; and 150 residents and jobs for GO Transit rail. Through Our Plan Toronto, to satisfy the Growth Plan (2020) requirements, the City is required to individually delineate the boundaries for the 140+ MTSAs within the City and to demonstrate that each MTSA is planned for the established minimum target for residents and jobs.

Protected Major Transit Station Areas (PMTSAs) will become a subset of the 140+ MTSAs. Under Policy 2.2.4.5 of the Growth Plan, the City can delineate PMTSAs before the Municipal Comprehensive Review is completed provided the delineation is in accordance with Section 16(15) of the Planning Act. The introduction of PMTSAs is part of Our Plan Toronto’s equity lens that prioritizes the delineation of PMTSAs to enable the implementation of Inclusionary Zoning as an affordable housing tool, where market conditions could support it.

Additional detail on the recommended MTSA and PMTSA delineations adopted by City Council can be found on the MTSA Interactive Engagement Tool.

Major Transit Station Areas progress:

  • At its Meeting on July 19 – 22, 2022, City Council adopted the recommended MTSA and PMTSA Official Plan Amendments (OPA 540, OPA 544, OPA 570 and OPA 575), which would amend Chapter 8 of the Official Plan pursuant to Sections 16(15) and 26 of the Planning Act. These OPAs add a combined total of 115 MTSAs and PMTSAs to Chapter 8 of the Official Plan. These OPAs will now be submitted to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for final approval. See Item PH35.16 for more details.
  • At its Special Public Meeting on July 5, 2022, Planning and Housing Committee recommended the MTSA and PMTSA Official Plan Amendments (OPA 540, OPA 544, OPA 570 and OPA 575) for adoption by City Council. These OPAs amend Chapter 8 of the Official Plan pursuant to Sections 16(15) and 26 of the Planning Act.
  • Draft OPA 570 and 575: At its meeting on March 25, 2022 Planning and Housing Committee approved for consultation 57 PMTSAs and 40 MTSAs (Item PH32.7) located across the City.
    • [Correction to Staff Report, page 7 of 23] Seven stations are identified as potential Protected Major Transit Station Areas (PMTSA), but are not within Inclusionary Zoning Market Areas shown on Map 37 of the Official Plan. The Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) By-Law will only apply to development that is both within an IZ Market Area and an approved PMTSA.
      • These stations are: Islington, Kipling, Caledonia, Fairbank, Oakwood, Keelesdale and Guildwood GO.
  • OPA 524 – Downtown Plan PMTSAs & Interpretation Policies
    At its meeting on February 2, 2022, City Council adopted Official Plan Amendment (OPA) No. 524. This OPA includes 16 Protected Major Transit Station Areas (PMTSAs) within the Downtown Secondary Plan area (PH30.3). It also includes new interpretation policies and guidance in the Official Plan to implement PMTSAs and Major Transit Station Areas.
  • Draft OPA 540 – Bloor-Danforth Corridor
    At its meeting on January 12, 2022, Planning and Housing Committee approved the draft delineation of 23 Protected Major Transit Station Areas along two segments of the Bloor-Danforth corridor, from Jane Station to Bathurst Station, and Castle Frank Station to Victoria Park Station. This includes 20 Line 2 Subway Stations, and 3 GO Rail stations.
  • Draft OPA 544 – Lower Targets Request
    At its meeting on October 18, 2021, Planning and Housing Committee approved the draft delineation of 11 Major Transit Station Areas that require lower density targets than are otherwise identified in the Growth Plan (Item PH27.5). Seven of these stations are identified at Protected Major Transit Station Areas (PMTSA).
  • OPA 482 – Keele Finch Secondary Plan PMTSAs
    At its meeting on December 16, 2020, City Council adopted Official Plan Amendment No. 482 (Protected Major Transit Station Areas) and endorsed Official Plan Amendment 483 (Keele Finch Secondary Plan). Official Plan Amendment No. 482 is before the Province for consultation and approval.

MTSA Key Map

The Key Map below shows the delineation of Council-adopted Major Transit Station Areas and Protected Major Transit Station Areas across the City, as well as stations requiring further study as indicated by red text.

The Key Map below shows the delineation of recommended and Council-adopted Major Transit Station Areas and Protected Major Transit Station Areas across the City, as well as stations requiring further study

If you have any questions, please contact:

Joshua Wise – Joshua.Wise@toronto.ca (Planner) 416-392-4787 or Dan Godin – Dan.Godin@toronto.ca (Senior Planner) 416-392-0421.

The City of Toronto is developing inclusionary zoning policy that would require new residential developments to include affordable housing units, creating mixed-income housing. Inclusionary zoning is one solution among a range of City initiatives to help address Toronto’s housing needs. The policies that get developed through the Inclusionary Zoning Policy work currently underway will be aligned with Our Plan Toronto.

An integral component of the City’s economic health are the 8,000 hectares of lands designated as Core Employment Areas and General Employment Areas. These two designations account for 13 per cent of all lands in the City, accommodating of 400,000 jobs. Since 2000, the value of new industrial building permits within Employment Areas averaged over $48 million annually, demonstrating continued investment, interest and confidence in these areas.

As part of Our Plan Toronto, the City is reviewing the Official Plan land use policies for these areas. The Growth Plan 2019 requires municipalities to: prohibit certain land uses (residential); prohibit or limit other sensitive land uses; prohibit or establish size or scale thresholds for major retail uses; and address compatibility issues between Employment Areas and non-employment areas.

In support of the Growth Plan conformity exercise and MCR, the City retained Hemson Consulting Ltd., with Cushman & Wakefield, to carry out an employment study and economic analysis of the City’s Employment Areas and office market (“Employment Study”). The Employment Study was provided to Planning and Housing Committee for consideration at its meeting on April 27, 2022 (PH33.13). The Employment Study recommends directions to strengthen and clarify the Official Plan policies to support and grow employment and maintain a healthy economy.

  • Future of Toronto Employment Areas and the Office Market (Attachment 6, Part 1)
  • Appendix 1: Mapping of Employment Distribution and Change Over Time by Land Use Category
  • Appendix 2: Area of Employment Profiles – (1) South of Eastern; (2) Rexdale-Airport; (3) Junction-Weston-Dupont; (4) Tapscott; (5) Liberty Village; (6) South Etobicoke; and (7) Northwest Etobicoke
  • Appendix 2: Area of Employment Profiles (con’t) – (8) Port Lands-Central Waterfront; (9) Eastern-Carlaw-DVP; (10) Leaside-Thorncliffe Park; (11) Bermondsey-Railside; (12) Scarborough-Highway 401; (13) Milliken; (14) Coronation Drive; (15) Golden Mile / South-Central Scarborough
  • Appendix 2: Area of Employment Profiles (con’t) – (16) Scarborough Junction; (17) Highway 400; (18) Downsview; (19) Caledonia – South Downsview; (20) Victoria Park – Steeles; (21) Consumers Road; (22) Duncan Mill; and (23) Don Mills

Research and recommendations provided in the Employment Study along with business-focused consultation has helped informed staff’s draft employment policies adopted by Planning and Housing Committee at the April 27, 2022 (PH33.13) meeting to be used as the basis for consultation.

  • Attachment 2: Draft revisions to Chapters 2, 3, and 4 – Employment Area, Economic Health, and Land Use Designation Policies

 

The City Planning Division has received approximately 150 requests to convert lands designated Core Employment Areas or General Employment Areas for non-employment uses as part of the city-initiated MCR.  The year-long City Council approved window to receive conversion requests closed on August 3, 2021.

The City is also considering the conversion of some lands designated Employment Areas resulting from the outcome of a city-initiated planning study; as directed by Planning and Housing Committee to expand Preliminary Assessments for specific conversion requests; and, complete applications for an Official Plan Amendment.

City Planning and Economic Development and Culture staff are currently reviewing requests to convert Employment Areas. Planning and Housing Committee considered Preliminary Assessments in 4 groups. The Preliminary Assessments form the basis for consultation with key stakeholders and the public, including landowners and businesses, to obtain comments and feedback.

Staff’s final recommendation for each conversion request will be considered by Planning and Housing Committee and Council in the coming months.

City Council authorized the commencement of the Municipal Comprehensive Review on August 4, 2020, and requested the Chief Planner to receive written conversion requests pursuant to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2019) policies 2.2.5.9 and 2.2.5.10 until August 3, 2021.

Requests received on or after December 18, 2020 to August 3, 2021 are subject to the Employment Areas Conversion Request User Fee of $20,000 per request (Item PH19.3, By-law 1137-2020). The fee is waived in circumstances where a complete application for an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) has been received for the same address(es), including payment of the OPA application fee.

If you have any questions, please contact:

  • Etobicoke York District – Gerry Rogalski (Senior Planner) 416-397-4074
  • North York District – Kyle Fearon (Senior Planner) 416-397-5264
  • Scarborough District – Pauline Beaupre (Senior Planner) 416-392-0881
  • Toronto and East York District – Janani Mahendran (Senior Planner) 416-338-3003
# Municipal Address(es) Conversion Request by Type  (per Official Plan Policy 2.2.4.14 to 2.2.4.18, inclusive) Preliminary Assessment Group or Council Adopted Amendment
Via Conversion Request Via Official Plan Amendment application
001 Herons Hill Way, 1 Submitted: June 1, 2020

Deemed Complete: July 29, 2020

OPA 591
002 Gordon Mackay Road, 45 and surrounding lands bounded by Jane Street and Hwy’s 400 and 401 Submission:  October 30, 2020

Supplementary Submission:  November 16, 2020

n/a OPA 591
003 Danforth Road, 641 – 663

“Scarborough Junction”

Submitted: October 27, 2020

Deemed Complete: November 10, 2020

OPA 591
004 Dufferin Street, 450 Submission: December 3, 2020 OPA 591
005 Dufferin Street, 2482, 2486, 2488 and Castlefield Avenue, 1120 Submission: October 20, 2020 Group 3
006 York Mills Road, 808 and Leslie Street, 1859 Submission: December 17, 2020 Group 3
007 Overlea Boulevard, 26 Submission: December 17, 2020 Group 1
008 Midland Avenue, 3266, 3280, 3290, 3330 and Silver Star Boulevard, 50, 70 Submission: December 16, 2020 Group 1
009 Brentcliffe Road, 20 Submission: December 17, 2020 Group 1
010 Wynford Drive, 20 Submission: December 17, 2020 Group 2
011 York Mills Road, 861 Submission: December 17, 2020 Group 3
012 McCowan Road, 1455-1457 and Milner Avenue, 41-47 Submission: December 8, 2020

Supplementary Submission: February 19, 2021

Group 2
013 Dundas Street West, 2400 Submission: December 16, 2020

Supplementary Submission: March 16, 2021

OPA 591
014 Islington Avenue, 871 Submission: October 20, 2020

Supplementary Submission: March 16, 2021

Group 1
015 Gervais Drive, 15 Submission: December 16, 2020

Supplementary Submission: March 17, 2021

Group 2
016 Leslie Street, 1123 Submission: December 17, 2020

Supplementary Submission: March 17, 2021

Group 1
017 Green Belt Drive, 33 Submission: December 17, 2020

Supplementary Submission: March 17, 2021

Group 2
018 Ellesmere Road, 1774 Submission: December 8, 2020

Supplementary Submission: April 6, 2021

Group 2
18A Ellesmere Road, 1760 By motion to provide an expanded Preliminary Assessment for Conversion Request No. 018 Group 4
019 Chesswood Drive, 3710 Submission: December 16, 2020

Supplementary Submission: April 16, 2021

Group 3
020 Overlea Boulevard, 60 Submission: April 28, 2021

 

Group 1
021 Yorkland Boulevard, 279 and 285 Submission: December 17, 2020

Supplementary Submission: May 11, 2021

Group 1
022 Queensway, 125 Submission: May 17, 2021 Group 2
023 Bloor Street West, 1360-1364 and Wade Avenue, 55 Submission: December 15, 2020

Supplementary Submission: June 6, 2021

OPA 591
024 Milner Avenue, 30 and 44 Submission: December 17, 2020
Supplementary Submission: June 20, 2021
Group 2
025 Ellesmere Road, 1001 Submission: June 11, 2021
Supplementary Submission: June 21, 2021
Group 3
026 Steeles Avenue East, 4711, 4723, 4733, and
4751
Submission: July 5, 2021 Group 3
027 McNicoll Avenue, 1020 Submission: December 17, 2020
Supplementary Submission: July 5, 2021
OPA 591
028 Scottfield Drive, 40 Submission: July 7, 2021 OPA 591
029 Junction Road, 5 and 43 Submitted: July 8, 2021

Deemed Complete: August 23, 2021

OPA 591
030 Davies Avenue, 11 Submission: December 17, 2020
Supplementary Submission: July 2, 2021
Group 1
031 The Queensway, 1543-1551 and Fordhouse Boulevard, 66, 70 & 76 Submission: December 17, 2020
Supplementary Submission: July 12, 2021
Group 2
032 Wynford Drive, 39 Submission: July 21, 2021 Group 2
033 Leslie Street, 1121 Submission: July 20, 2021 Group 1
034 Steeles Avenue East, 5975 – 6025 Submission: December 17, 2020
Supplementary Submission: July 22, 2021
Group 2
035 Dupont Street, 1655 Submission: July 21, 2021 Group 3
036 Laird Drive, 85 and 115 Submission: December 17, 2020
Supplementary Submission: July 21, 2021
Group 1
037 Sheppard Avenue East, 4630 Submission: July 23, 2021 Group 3
038 Davies Avenue, 9, Queen Street, 600 and Carroll Street, 16 Submission: July 22, 2021 Group 1
039 Birmingham Street, 99 and Islington Avenue, 210 Submission: December 17, 2020
Supplementary Submission: July 27, 2021
OPA 591
040 Milne Avenue, 55 Submission: July 28, 2021 Group 2
041 Don Roadway, 21, Booth Avenue, 30 and Eastern Avenue, 375 & 385 Submission: July 27, 2021 Group 1
042 Vanderhoof Ave, 105-109 and Brentcliffe Rd, 10 Submission: July 27, 2021 Group 1
043 Eglinton Avenue East, 2001, 2007, 2043, and 2201 Submission: July 28, 2021 Group 1
044 Vine Avenue, 36-162 Submission: July 28, 2021 Group 3
045 Sterling Road, 150R (Block 5C) Submission: July 28, 2021 OPA 591
046 Sheppard Avenue East , 4570 Submission: July 28, 2021 Group 3
047 Orfus Road, 38 Submission: December 17, 2020

Supplementary Submission: July 28, 2021

Group 2
048 Rexdale Blvd, 415 Submission: July 28, 2021 OPA 591
049 Queens Plate Drive, 330 Submission: July 29, 2021 Group 1
050 Evans Avenue, 560 Submission: July 29, 2021 OPA 591
051 Redway Road, 11 Submission: July 29, 2021 Group 1
052 Finch Avenue East, 4016 and 4020 Submission: December 17, 2020

Supplementary Submission: July 29, 2021

Group 1
053 Kennedy Road, 2901-2913, Trojan Gate, 21 and Milliken Boulevard, 15-19 Submission: July 29, 2021 Group 1
054 The Queensway, 1025 Submission: July 29, 2021 Group 3
055 Leslie Street, 17 Submission: July 29, 2021 Group 1
056 Dufferin Street, 4925-5201 Submission: July 29, 2021 Group 3
057 Finch Avenue East, 4140 Submission: July 29, 2021 Group 1
058  Finch Avenue East, 4186-4190 Submission: July 29, 2021 Group 1
059 Ryding Avenue, 116R, 126-142 Submission: July 29, 2021
060 Silver Star Boulevard, 681 Submission: July 29, 2021 Group 3
061 Midland Avenue, 3360 Submission: July 30, 2021 Group 1
062 Scarlett Road, 2 Submission: December 17, 2020

Supplementary Submission: July 30, 2021

Group 3
063 Manstor Road, 51 Submission: July 30, 2021 Group 3
064 Keele Street, 3897-3931, Toro Road, 14-20, Tangiers Road, 20-26 Submission: July 30, 2021 Group 3
065 Kennedy Road, 399 Submission: July 30, 2021 Group 1
066 Sheppard Avenue East, 5080 Submission: July 30, 2021 Group 3
067 Eglinton Avenue East, 1941 Submission: July 30, 2021 Group 1
068 Leslie Street, 1121-1155 Submission: July 30, 2021 Group 1
069 Geary Avenue, 322-328, 330 Submission: July 30, 2021 Group 3
070 Don Mills Road, 825 Submission: July 30, 2021 Group 2
071 Davies Avenue, 33,39 Submission: July 30, 2021 Group 1
072 Wynford Drive, 100 Submission: July 27, 2021 Group 2
073 Steeles Avenue East, 3125-3389 and Victoria Park Avenue, 4000 Submission: July 30, 2021 Group 3
074 Rexdale Boulevard, 555 Submission: July 30, 2021 Group 1
075 Redlea Avenue, 29 Submission: July 31, 2021 Group 3
076 Weston Road, 2549 Submission: July 31, 2021 Group 3
077 East Liberty Street, 171 and Hanna Avenue, 37 Submission: December 17, 2020

Supplementary Submission: August 3, 2021

Group 3
078 Progress Avenue, 920 and 930 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 2
079 Bridgeland Avenue, 100 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 2
080 Islington Avenue, 2200-2250 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 2
081 Coldwater Road. 25-49 Submission: December 16, 2020

Supplementary Submission: August 3, 2021

Group 3
082 Sterling Road, 211-213 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 2
083 Kennedy Road, 347, 357 and 375 Submission: August 3, 2021 Submitted: November 9, 2021

Deemed Complete: November 23, 2021

Group 1
084 Eglinton Avenue East, 1911 and 1921 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 1
085 Kennedy Road, 3447 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 3
086 Steeles Avenue, 4577 Submission: August 3, 2021 OPA 591
087 Sheppard Avenue East, 4800-4830 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 3
088 Keele Street, 3765-3777 and Lepage Court, 10 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 3
089 Midland Avenue, 1530-1536 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 3
090 Victoria Park Avenue, 3601 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 2
091 North Queen Street, 162 (South Portion) Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 3
092 Eastern Avenue, 629 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 1
093 Milner Avenue, 799 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 3
094 O’Connor Drive, 1100 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 3
095 Keele Street, 3675-3685 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 3
096 Weston Road, 2625 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 3
097 Wilson Avenue, 695 and Billy Bishop Way, 90 and 100 Submission: August 3, 2021 OPA 591
097A 600 and 608 Wilson Avenue; 3673, 3687, 3693, and 3695 Dufferin Street; and 151 Billy Bishop Way By motion to expand the review of Conversion Request No. 097
098 Lawrence Avenue West, 1265-1275 Submission: August 3, 2021 OPA 591
098A Lawrence Avenue West, 1235-1255 and Benton Road, 3-16, 22 By motion to provide an expanded Preliminary Assessment for Conversion Request No. 098 Group 3
098B Colville Road, 44-88 By motion to provide an expanded Preliminary Assessment for Conversion Request No. 098 and 098A Group 4
099 Royal York Road, 266 and 268 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 3
100 Eglinton Avenue West, 5395-5409 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 3
101 William Kitchen Road, 1, 11-37, 12, 16, 20-26 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 2
102 Kennedy Road, 2021 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 2
103 Evans Avenue, 340-364 and Arnold Street 12-16 Submission: August 1, 2021 Group 3
104 Finch Avenue West, 2450 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 2
105 Eglinton Avenue East, 1681-1725, Mobile Drive, 20-32, Credit Union Drive, 1 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 3
106 St. Clair Avenue West, 2121-2161, Keele Street, 542, 620-630, Old Stock Yards Road, 10 Submission: July 30, 2021 OPA 591
107 Billy Bishop Way, 75 Submission: July 30, 2021

Supplementary Submission: August 23, 2021

Group 3
108 Kodiak Crescent, 5-15 Submission: August 3, 2021

Supplementary Submission: August 27, 2021

Group 3
109 Bowie Avenue, 250 and Caledonia Road, 670-680 Submission: August 3, 2021

Supplementary Submission: August 30, 2021

OPA 591
110 Symes Road, 100 Submission: August 3, 2021

Submission date: August 30, 2021

Group 3
111 Paton Road, 60 Submission: July 30, 2021

Supplementary Submission: August 30, 2021

Group 2
111A Lansdowne Avenue, 640 By motion to provide an expanded Preliminary Assessment for Conversion Request No. 111 Group 2
112 Queens Plate Drive, 140 Submission: July 30, 2021

Supplementary Submission: August 31, 2021

Group 1
113 Lansing Square, 2,4, 6 and Victoria Park Avenue, 2550 Submission: August 3, 2021

Supplementary Submission: August 31, 2021

Group 1
114 Rockcliffe Boulevard, 301 Submission: July 30, 2021

Supplementary Submission: August 30, 2021

Group 3
115 The Queensway, 1377 Submission: August 3, 2021

Submission date: August 31, 2021

Group 2
116 St. Clair Avenue West, 2225, 2237, 2283 Submission: August 3, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 2, 2021

Group 2
Withdrawn: August 16, 2022
117 St. Clair Avenue West, 2221-2231 Submission: August 3, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 2, 2021

Group 2
Withdrawn: August 16, 2022
 118 Dundas Street West, 3400-3422 Submission: August 3, 2021

Submission date: September 1, 2021

Group 3
119 Islington Avenue, 994 Submission: August 3, 2021

Submission date: September 1, 2021

OPA 591
120 Six Point Road, 105 Submission: August 3, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 1, 2021

Group 3
121 Ryding Avenue, 109 Submission: August 3, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 2, 2021

122 Campbell Avenue, 300 Submission: August 3, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 2, 2021

Group 2
123 Yorkland Boulevard, 185 Submission: July 30, 2021

Submission date: August 30, 2021

Group 1
124 Drummond Street, 12-50 and Harold Street, 1 Submission: July 26, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 3, 2021

Group 3
125 Hallcrown Place , 55 Submission: July 29, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 3, 2021

Group 1
126 Wilson Avenue, 1677 Submission: July 16, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 3, 2021

Group 3
127 Heward Avenue, 65-87 Submission: July 30, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 3, 2021

Group 1
128 Morningside Avenue, 2270 Submission: August 3, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 3, 2021

Group 2
129 Kipling Avenue, 710 Submission: August 3, 2021 OPA 591
130 Yorkland Boulevard, 235 and 245 Submitted: December 24, 2021

Deemed Complete: June 13, 2022

KSC Union Street, 31 and Townsley Street, 6, 16 Submission: July 30, 2021
KSC McCormack Street, 33 to 177 Submission: December 15, 2020 McCormack Street, 33-177 Submitted: March 17, 2020 OPA 591
KSC Old Weston Road, 290 Submission: December 15, 2020 Submitted: July 26, 2020

Deemed Complete: August 26, 2020

KSC Old Weston Road, 189-195 Submission: December 17, 2020 Submitted: August 17, 2021
KSC Union Street, 2-80 Submission: December 17, 2020 Submitted: November 9, 2021
KSC Union Street, 126 Submission: December 17, 2020
KSC Union Street, 100 Submission: December 17, 2020
KSC Union Street, 101 Submission: December 17, 2020
KSC Benny Stark Street, 0, 119-125, 144, 160, and 200 Submission: December 17, 2020 Submitted: October 21, 2021

Deemed Complete: November 30, 2021

KSC Union Street, 77-89 Submission: December 16, 2020 Submitted: April 8, 2022

Deemed Complete: May 18, 2022

KSC Weston Rd, 30 Submission: April 15, 2020
KSC Cawthra Ave, 88-142 Submission: June 30, 2021
KSC St. Clair Avenue  West, 1799 Submission: July 30, 2021

Deemed Complete: August 25, 2021

KSC Cawthra Avenue, 35 Submission: August 3, 2021
Geary Works Dupont Street, 1000–1060, 1100–1136, & 1170–1292 Geary Works Planning Study OPA 591
Mount Dennis Weston Road, 915-945 Picture Mount Dennis Planning Framework Study Group 4
Downsview 95 Garratt Boulevard Update Downsview Study OPA 591
* Tangiers Road, 17 and 25 Submission: December 11, 2020
* York Mills Road, 865 Submission: December 16, 2020
* Apex Road, 48-50, 53 and Lawrence Avenue West, 950 Submission: December 16, 2020
* Consumers Road, 280-422 Submission: December 17, 2020
* Denison Road East, 55 Submission: December 17, 2020
* Overlea Boulevard, 14-16 and Banigan Drive, 7-11 Submission: December 17, 2020
* Tangiers Road, 30 Submission: July 30, 2021
* Overlea Boulevard, 20 Submission: August 3, 2021


KSC
= Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study.

The Province’s Growth Plan Policy 2.2.5.7 requires the City to prohibit residential uses within lands designated as Employment Areas in the Official Plan.

As part of the MCR, Site and Area Specific Policies (SASPs) in Chapter 7 of the Official Plan are being reviewed. There are 14 SASPs that currently permit residential uses on lands that are designated Core or General Employment Areas. The residential permissions in these SASPs prevail over the Employment Areas policies that do not allow residential uses.

A staff report with draft directions for upcoming consultation on these matters was considered by the Planning and Housing Committee on July 5, 2022.  The following are links to the Council item, staff report, draft directions for this study and Chapter 7 of the Official Plan, Site and Area Specific Policies.

Chapter 7 Site and Area Specific Policy Review
A city-wide map showing the Chapter 7 Site and Area Specific Policy Review.

 

Staff are reviewing these SASPs and will consult with the landowners, based on the draft directions, on the following dates:

Ward(s) SASP Meeting Date Registration Link
Parkdale-High Park 154 (Maps 8, 15) Meeting 1 – December 12
(6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Register
York South-Weston 58, 79, 154 (Map 1) Meeting 1 – December 12
(6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Register
Eglinton-Lawrence 57 Meeting 1 – December 12
(6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Register
Davenport 154 (Map 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14), 255, 419 Meeting 2 – December 13
(6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Register
University-Rosedale 163 Meeting 1 – December 7
(6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Register
Toronto-Danforth 154 (Map 12 and 53 Colgate Avenue), 190 Meeting 3 – December 15
(6 p.m .to 8 p.m.)
Register
Don Valley West 148 Meeting 2 –December 13
(6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Register
Don Valley East 56 Meeting 2 – December 13
(6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Register
Beaches-East York 146 Meeting 3 – December 15
(6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Register
Scarborough-Agincourt 104 Meeting 1 – December 12
(6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Register
Scarborough North 130, 137 Meeting 1 – December 12
(6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
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Official Plan Amendment 583

On June 15, 2022, City Council adopted Official Plan Amendment (OPA) 583 with updates related to environment and climate change. These updates were adopted as part of Item PH34.1, which includes OPA 583, a summary of changes, and redline version showing the updates made to the Official Plan. OPA 583 has been submitted to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and will be in-force following the Minister’s approval.

The Official Plan articulates the City’s vision for the future, directs land use, and guides city building decisions that can help address our goals as we plan within a climate and biodiversity emergency. OPA 583 brings the Official Plan into conformity with The Growth Plan (2020); the Provincial Policy Statement (2020); the Greenbelt Plan (2017); and the Food and Organic Waste Policy Statement (2018) as it relates to the City’s environmental and climate change policies. OPA 583 also reflects City Council’s directions made in adopting the City’s updated TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, Toronto Green Standard Version 4, the 2019 declaration of a Climate Emergency, and the Long Term Waste Management Strategy. These updates make changes to the Official Plan’s Chapters 2-5, Chapter 7, Schedule 3, and updates to Map 9, Map 12A and Map 12B.

As a major undertaking that will direct the future growth of the City for the next 30 years, Our Plan Toronto includes engagement opportunities for all Torontonians, businesses, and other stakeholders, including First Nations and Métis communities to have the opportunity to participate and engage with the City on this important project. Engagement opportunities will include online consultation, surveys, interactive mapping and virtual meetings. Engagement activities must accommodate physical distancing measures, given the City’s current inability to host public gatherings.

You can access the Engagement Summaries

October 2021 Stakeholder meetings or our Public Meetings Youtube presentations:

Spring 2022 Open Houses, Town Halls and Public Meetings YouTube presentations:

The MTSA interactive engagement tool provides some introductory information and Major Transit Station Areas and an ability to interact with our map.

Through the course of Our Plan Toronto, City staff may determine that additional Official Plan policy matters may need to be reviewed and amended.

The City of Toronto Official Plan was approved by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) in 2006. The first statutory Five Year Review subsequently began in 2011. Updated policies have been adopted by Council for a number of thematic policy areas and are either in effect, being reviewed by the Province, or are being adjudicated at the LPAT.

Environment

OPA 262 was approved by the Province in May 2016. The OPA is in full force and effect.

Employment

OPA 231 is currently being adjudicated by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). The majority of the policies and mapping are in full force and effect.

An April 2021 consolidated version of OPA 231 is available.

Heritage

OPA 199, which won the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals Award of Excellence, was approved with modifications by the Ontario Municipal Board in April 2015. The OPA is in full force and effect.

Housing

OPA 214 was approved by City Council in July 2013. The OPA is in full force and effect.

On April 6, 2016, Planning and Growth Management Committee considered a new Official Plan definition for Affordable Ownership Housing.

Neighbourhoods & Apartment Neighbourhoods

OPA 320 was approved with modifications by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) in December 2017 and December 2018. The OPA is in full force and effect.

Urban Design

OPA 479 and OPA 480 were approved by the Province with one modification on September 11, 2020. The OPAs are in full force and effect. The Minister’s Decision approving OPA 479 and the Minister’s Decision approving OPA 480 are available using the links provided.

Transportation

OPA 274 was approved by the Province on December 31, 2014. The OPA is in full force and effect.

OPA 456 was adopted by City Council on February 26, 2020, and was approved by the Province with one modification on June 9, 2021. The Minister’s Decision approving OPA 456 is available using the link provided.

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