Planning staff were directed in 2014 by North York Community Council to draft Official Plan Amendments, amendments to the Zoning By-laws, and other planning tools and necessary implementation strategies, suited to the Avenue. The Avenue Study recommendations will be implemented through a Secondary Plan. The proposed Secondary Plan for Dufferin Street provides a comprehensive framework to guide growth, including direction for a desired type and form of physical development, providing for appropriate transition in scale and activity between districts, and guides investment in infrastructure and community services and facilities required to support future growth. Specifically, the proposed Secondary Plan envisions a mix of residential and commercial land uses, improved connectivity through new public streets and lanes, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, and priority transit lanes.

The Dufferin Street Secondary Plan draft Official Plan policies and draft Urban Design Guidelines, and the city staff report with recommendations, was considered at the June 12th, 2015 North York Community Council meeting where Council directed staff to circulate the Draft Secondary Plan to City Divisions, Agencies, the Technical Advisory Committee, and Local Advisory Committee, and to post the draft Secondary Plan on the study webpage. In addition to the Dufferin Street Avenue Study community consultation initiatives in 2013 – 2014), two PIPs (Planners and Public Spaces) events were hosted by City staff on August 12th, 2015 at the Marleeville Festival on Marlee Avenue, and September 10th, 2015 at the Columbus Centre.

The Dufferin Street Secondary Plan Official Plan Amendment and Urban Design Guidelines, and the City staff report with recommendations was considered at the November 10th, 2015 North York Community Council  and adopted with amendments. On December 9, 2015, City Council adopted the Secondary Plan and Urban Design Guidelines without amendments and without debate. By-law 1351-2015 has been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.