A planning review was initiated as a result of planned investment in rapid transit along the Finch Avenue West and Sheppard Avenue East corridors. Areas for planning study are recommended on a priority basis in order to leverage investment in rapid transit and to encourage transit supportive development.

The prioritization process included consideration of:

  • the existing planning framework;
  • social equity;
  • city building objectives; and
  • market potential.

The process was informed by three streams of background research for each corridor: a profile, a market conditions study, and a planning and social equity scan.