DRP E-update No. 55, April 17, 2018

The Design Review Panel is a group of independent design professionals, including architects, landscape architects, urban designers and engineers. They review large-scale private development and public projects, and provide objective advice aimed at improving design of the public realm. Panel meetings are open to the public and interested persons are welcome to attend.

Next Meeting: Tuesday April 17, 2018

Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 2 (2nd floor)

2 p.m. – High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area Character Study (2nd Review)

Application: City Study


  • Elisabeth Silva Stewart, Community Planning; Allison Reid, Urban Design

High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Study Boundary

The City of Toronto is undertaking an area based study of the Apartment Neighbourhood located north of High Park. The Study will assess the physical character of the area and develop a policy framework to guide future change and compatible infill development.

The Study began in October 2017 and is expected to be completed by mid-2018. It is anticipated that the Study will result in a Site and Area-Specific Official Plan Policy.

Find out more: High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area Character Study

3:20 p.m. – 721 Eastern Avenue (2nd Review)

Rendering of 721 Eastern Avenue

Application: Rezoning & Subdivision

General Motors of Canada Company


  • Paul Mule, Community Planning; Deanne Mighton, Urban Design
  • Quadrangle Architects; Jeffrey Craft, Terraplan

The proposal includes a multi-use development consisting of office, research and development, ancillary retail, and an auto dealership.

Find out more: 721 Eastern Avenue

4:30 p.m. Adjournment

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