On September 28, 2023, at a Special Public Meeting, Planning and Housing Committee will consider recommendations on the East Harbour employment area conversion request, including the proposed Official Plan Amendment 683, and the associated Staff Report and Final Assessment.

City Council, at its July 19, 20 and 21, 2023 meeting, considered the item Seventy Employment Areas Conversion Requests and Chapter 7 Site and Area Specific Policy Review – Final Report, and adopted the item with amendments. The By-law to enact Official Plan Amendment 653 will be enacted at the September 6, 2023 City Council meeting. Please see the associated Staff Report, Supplementary Report, and Final Assessments.

City Council has concluded the Municipal Comprehensive Review with the exception of eight remaining conversion requests and one remaining property for the Chapter 7 Site and Area Policy Review. Details and timing of the consideration of these sites are listed in the Council motion adopted on July 19 and 20, 2023.

Employment Areas play an important role in the economy to help accommodate jobs across the city. Explore Employment Stories, a series of interviews and site visits of businesses that operate in the City. You can learn more in the poster highlights on how these lands connect to your home.

Open House material for the Municipal Comprehensive Review items to be reported on at the June and July 2023 Planning and Housing Committee (OPA 644 and OPA 653) are available in the Engagement Strategy accordion under Spring 2023 Open Houses and Public Meetings section.

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.

Council has considered final recommendations for Conversion Requests in three reports, and adopted these items, with amendments, resulting in Official Plan Amendments 591, 644 and 653. Council consideration for these reports can be found here:

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
004A Alma Avenue, 50 By motion to provide an expanded Preliminary Assessment for Conversion Request No. 004 No Conversion
005 Dufferin Street, 2482, 2486, 2488 and Castlefield Avenue, 1120 Submission: October 20, 2020 No Conversion
006 York Mills Road, 808 and Leslie Street, 1859 Submission: December 17, 2020 No Conversion
007 Overlea Boulevard, 26 Submission: December 17, 2020 Group 1 Withdrawn: June 7, 2023
008 Midland Avenue, 3266, 3280, 3290, 3330 and Silver Star Boulevard, 50, 70 Submission: December 16, 2020 OPA 653
009 Brentcliffe Road, 20 Submission: December 17, 2020 OPA 653
010 Wynford Drive, 20 Submission: December 17, 2020 No Conversion
011 York Mills Road, 861 Submission: December 17, 2020 No Conversion
012 McCowan Road, 1455-1457 and Milner Avenue, 41-47 Submission: December 8, 2020

Supplementary Submission: February 19, 2021

OPA 653
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

No Conversion
015 Gervais Drive, 15 Submission: December 16, 2020

Supplementary Submission: March 17, 2021

OPA 653
016 Leslie Street, 1123 Submission: December 17, 2020

Supplementary Submission: March 17, 2021

OPA 653
017 Green Belt Drive, 33 Submission: December 17, 2020

Supplementary Submission: March 17, 2021

No Conversion
018 Ellesmere Road, 1774 Submission: December 8, 2020

Supplementary Submission: April 6, 2021

OPA 653
18A Ellesmere Road, 1760 By motion to provide an expanded Preliminary Assessment for Conversion Request No. 018 OPA 653
019 Chesswood Drive, 3710 Submission: December 16, 2020

Supplementary Submission: April 16, 2021

No Conversion
020 Overlea Boulevard, 60 Submission: April 28, 2021

 

No Conversion
021 Yorkland Boulevard, 279 and 285 Submission: December 17, 2020

Supplementary Submission: May 11, 2021

No Conversion
022 Queensway, 125 Submission: May 17, 2021 No Conversion
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
No Conversion
025 Ellesmere Road, 1001 Submission: June 11, 2021
Supplementary Submission: June 21, 2021
OPA 653
026 Steeles Avenue East, 4711, 4723, 4733, and
4751
Submission: July 5, 2021 OPA 653
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
No Conversion
031 The Queensway, 1543-1551 and Fordhouse Boulevard, 66, 70 & 76 Submission: December 17, 2020
Supplementary Submission: July 12, 2021
OPA 644
032 Wynford Drive, 39 Submission: July 21, 2021 OPA 653
033 Leslie Street, 1121 Submission: July 20, 2021 OPA 653
034 Steeles Avenue East, 5975 – 6025 Submission: December 17, 2020
Supplementary Submission: July 22, 2021
No Conversion
035 Dupont Street, 1655 Submission: July 21, 2021 OPA 653
036 Laird Drive, 85 and 115 Submission: December 17, 2020
Supplementary Submission: July 21, 2021
No Conversion
037 Sheppard Avenue East, 4630 Submission: July 23, 2021 OPA 653
038 Davies Avenue, 9, Queen Street, 600 and Carroll Street, 16 Submission: July 22, 2021 OPA 653
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 OPA 644
041 Don Roadway, 21, Booth Avenue, 30 and Eastern Avenue, 375 & 385 Submission: July 27, 2021 OPA 683
042 Vanderhoof Ave, 105-109 and Brentcliffe Rd, 10 Submission: July 27, 2021 No Conversion
043 Eglinton Avenue East, 2001, 2007, 2043, and 2201 Submission: July 28, 2021 OPA 644
044 Vine Avenue, 36-162 Submission: July 28, 2021 No Conversion
045 Sterling Road, 150R (Block 5C) Submission: July 28, 2021 OPA 591
046 Sheppard Avenue East , 4570 Submission: July 28, 2021 OPA 653
047 Orfus Road, 38 Submission: December 17, 2020

Supplementary Submission: July 28, 2021

No Conversion
048 Rexdale Blvd, 415 Submission: July 28, 2021 OPA 591
049 Queens Plate Drive, 330 Submission: July 29, 2021 No Conversion
050 Evans Avenue, 560 Submission: July 29, 2021 OPA 591
051 Redway Road, 11 Submission: July 29, 2021 No Conversion
052 Finch Avenue East, 4016 and 4020 Submission: December 17, 2020

Supplementary Submission: July 29, 2021

OPA 653
053 Kennedy Road, 2901-2913, Trojan Gate, 21 and Milliken Boulevard, 15-19 Submission: July 29, 2021 OPA 653
054 The Queensway, 1025 Submission: July 29, 2021 Group 3
Withdrawn: January 30, 2023
055 Leslie Street, 17 Submission: July 29, 2021 No Conversion
056 Dufferin Street, 4925-5201 Submission: July 29, 2021 No Conversion
057 Finch Avenue East, 4140 Submission: July 29, 2021 OPA 653
058  Finch Avenue East, 4186-4190 Submission: July 29, 2021 OPA 653
059 Ryding Avenue, 116R, 126-142 Submission: July 29, 2021 OPA 653
060 Silver Star Boulevard, 681 Submission: July 29, 2021 OPA 653
061 Midland Avenue, 3360 Submission: July 30, 2021 OPA 653
062 Scarlett Road, 2 Submission: December 17, 2020

Supplementary Submission: July 30, 2021

No Conversion
063 Manstor Road, 51 Submission: July 30, 2021 OPA 644
064 Keele Street, 3897-3931, Toro Road, 14-20, Tangiers Road, 20-26 Submission: July 30, 2021 No Conversion
065 Kennedy Road, 399 Submission: July 30, 2021 OPA 591
066 Sheppard Avenue East, 5080 Submission: July 30, 2021 No Conversion
067 Eglinton Avenue East, 1941 Submission: July 30, 2021 OPA 644
068 Leslie Street, 1121-1155 Submission: July 30, 2021 No Conversion
069 Geary Avenue, 322-328, 330 Submission: July 30, 2021 No Conversion
070 Don Mills Road, 825 Submission: July 30, 2021 Group 2
071 Davies Avenue, 33,39 Submission: July 30, 2021 No Conversion
072 Wynford Drive, 100 Submission: July 27, 2021 No Conversion
073 Steeles Avenue East, 3125-3389 and Victoria Park Avenue, 4000 Submission: July 30, 2021 No Conversion
074 Rexdale Boulevard, 555 Submission: July 30, 2021 OPA 653
075 Redlea Avenue, 29 Submission: July 31, 2021 OPA 653
076 Weston Road, 2549 Submission: July 31, 2021 OPA 653
077 East Liberty Street, 171 and Hanna Avenue, 37 Submission: December 17, 2020

Supplementary Submission: August 3, 2021

OPA 653
078 Progress Avenue, 920 and 930 Submission: August 3, 2021 OPA 653
079 Bridgeland Avenue, 100 Submission: August 3, 2021 No Conversion
080 Islington Avenue, 2200-2250 Submission: August 3, 2021 No Conversion
081 Coldwater Road. 25-49 Submission: December 16, 2020

Supplementary Submission: August 3, 2021

No Conversion
082 Sterling Road, 211-213 Submission: August 3, 2021 No Conversion
083 Kennedy Road, 347, 357 and 375 Submission: August 3, 2021 Submitted: November 9, 2021

Deemed Complete: November 23, 2021

OPA 591
084 Eglinton Avenue East, 1911 and 1921 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 1
085 Kennedy Road, 3447 Submission: August 3, 2021 OPA 653
086 Steeles Avenue, 4577 Submission: August 3, 2021 OPA 591
087 Sheppard Avenue East, 4800-4830 Submission: August 3, 2021 Group 3 Withdrawn: November 14, 2023
088 Keele Street, 3765-3777 and Lepage Court, 10 Submission: August 3, 2021 No Conversion
089 Midland Avenue, 1530-1536 Submission: August 3, 2021 No Conversion
090 Victoria Park Avenue, 3601 Submission: August 3, 2021 No Conversion
091 North Queen Street, 162 (South Portion) Submission: August 3, 2021 No Conversion
092 Eastern Avenue, 629 Submission: August 3, 2021 No Conversion
093 Milner Avenue, 799 Submission: August 3, 2021 No Conversion
094 O’Connor Drive, 1100 Submission: August 3, 2021 No Conversion
095 Keele Street, 3675-3685 Submission: August 3, 2021 No Conversion
096 Weston Road, 2625 Submission: August 3, 2021 OPA 653
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 OPA 591
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 No Conversion
098B Colville Road, 44-88 By motion to provide an expanded Preliminary Assessment for Conversion Request No. 098 and 098A OPA 653
099 Royal York Road, 266 and 268 Submission: August 3, 2021 Submitted: September 22, 2022

Deemed Complete: February 8, 2023

OPA 653
100 Eglinton Avenue West, 5395-5409 Submission: August 3, 2021 No Conversion
101 William Kitchen Road, 1, 11-37, 12, 16, 20-26 Submission: August 3, 2021 OPA 653
102 Kennedy Road, 2021 Submission: August 3, 2021 OPA 653
103 Evans Avenue, 340-364 and Arnold Street 12-16 Submission: August 1, 2021 No Conversion
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 No Conversion
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

OPA 591
108 Kodiak Crescent, 5-15 Submission: August 3, 2021

Supplementary Submission: August 27, 2021

No Conversion
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

No Conversion
111 Paton Road, 60 Submission: July 30, 2021

Supplementary Submission: August 30, 2021

OPA 653
111A Lansdowne Avenue, 640 By motion to provide an expanded Preliminary Assessment for Conversion Request No. 111 No Conversion
112 Queens Plate Drive, 160 (formerly 140) Submission: July 30, 2021

Supplementary Submission: August 31, 2021

OPA 653
113 Lansing Square, 2,4, 6 and Victoria Park Avenue, 2550 Submission: August 3, 2021

Supplementary Submission: August 31, 2021

No Conversion
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

No Conversion
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

No Conversion
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

OPA 591
121 Ryding Avenue, 109 Submission: August 3, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 2, 2021

OPA 653
122 Campbell Avenue, 300 Submission: August 3, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 2, 2021

No Conversion
123 Yorkland Boulevard, 185 Submission: July 30, 2021

Submission date: August 30, 2021

No Conversion
124 Drummond Street, 12-50 and Harold Street, 1 Submission: July 26, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 3, 2021

No Conversion
125 Hallcrown Place , 55 Submission: July 29, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 3, 2021

No Conversion
126 Wilson Avenue, 1677 Submission: July 16, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 3, 2021

No Conversion
127 Heward Avenue, 65-87 Submission: July 30, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 3, 2021

OPA 653
128 Morningside Avenue, 2270 Submission: August 3, 2021

Supplementary Submission: September 3, 2021

OPA 653
129 Kipling Avenue, 710 Submission: August 3, 2021 OPA 591
130 Yorkland Boulevard, 235 and 245 No Conversion
131 Campbell Avenue, 350 Submission: January 17, 2023

Deemed Complete: February 27, 2023

OPA 653
132 York Mills Road, 865 Submission: December 16, 2020 No Conversion
KSC Union Street, 31 and Townsley Street, 6, 16 Submission: July 30, 2021 OPA 537
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

OPA 537
KSC Old Weston Road, 189-195 Submission: December 17, 2020 Submitted: August 17, 2021 OPA 537
KSC Union Street, 2-80 Submission: December 17, 2020 Submitted: November 9, 2021 OPA 537
KSC Union Street, 126 Submission: December 17, 2020 OPA 537
KSC Union Street, 100 Submission: December 17, 2020 OPA 537
KSC Union Street, 101 Submission: December 17, 2020 OPA 537
KSC Benny Stark Street, 0, 119-125, 144, 160, and 200 Submission: December 17, 2020 Submitted: October 21, 2021

Deemed Complete: November 30, 2021

OPA 537
KSC Union Street, 77-89 Submission: December 16, 2020 Submitted: April 8, 2022

Deemed Complete: May 18, 2022

OPA 537
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

OPA 537
KSC Cawthra Avenue, 35 Submission: August 3, 2021 OPA 537
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 No Conversion
Downsview 95 Garratt Boulevard Update Downsview Study OPA 591
* Tangiers Road, 17 and 25 Submission: December 11, 2020 No Conversion
* Apex Road, 48-50, 53 and Lawrence Avenue West, 950 Submission: December 16, 2020 No Conversion
* Consumers Road, 280-422 Submission: December 17, 2020 No Conversion
* Denison Road East, 55 Submission: December 17, 2020 No Conversion
* Overlea Boulevard, 14-16 and Banigan Drive, 7-11 Submission: December 17, 2020 No Conversion
* Tangiers Road, 30 Submission: July 30, 2021 No Conversion
* 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.

City Council has adopted the staff recommendations for the Chapter 7 Site and Area Specific Policy Review as part of the item Seventy Employment Areas Conversion Requests and Chapter 7 Site and Area Specific Policy Review – Final Report. The following are links to the Staff Report, Supplementary Report and recommended Official Plan Amendment 653 (Part 1, Part 2).

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

 

The information presented at the three meetings above can be found in the Policy Study of Employment Areas that have Residential Permissions presentation.

Additional recommendations since December 2022 have been made for SASPs 1, 154 (7-77 Florence Street and 478-492 Dufferin Street) and 288 (136 Westmore Drive) and are also included in the presentation.

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:

Spring 2023 Open Houses and Public Meetings

Fall 2023 Open House

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.

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.

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.

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