The City of Toronto is undertaking an area based character study of the Apartment Neighbourhood located north of High Park.

Through extensive community consultation and technical review the Study will evaluate existing physical characteristics of the Apartment Neighbourhood and identify appropriate principles, policies and guidelines that will guide future change and compatible infill development in the area.

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 Policy in the Toronto Official Plan.

The Study Area covers lands designated Apartment Neighbourhoods located generally north of High Park and Bloor Street West, west of Keele Street, east of Gothic Avenue and south of Glenlake Avenue.

Properties located along Bloor Street West, south of the Bloor Danforth Subway corridor, are excluded from the Study Area, since these lands are already being studied as part of the ongoing Bloor West Village Avenue Study.

Map showing boundary of High Park Apartment Neighbourhood study area which includes streets and properties generally north of the Bloor Danforth Subway corridor, west of Keele Street, east of Gothic Avenue and south of Glenlake Avenue.
High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area Character Study Boundary

The High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area Character Study consists of three phases.

The Study is currently in Phase 3: Implementation.

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Phase 1:
Existing Conditions Assessment

October 2017 – March 2018

Phase 2:
Developing Policy & Guidelines

March 2018 – May 2018

Phase 3:
Implementation

May 2018 – July 2018

Official Plan Policy 2.3.1.3 permits City Council to determine whether an area based study is required where significant intensification of land adjacent to a Neighbourhood or Apartment Neighbourhood is proposed.

As a result of the proposed level of intensification in recent development applications in the Apartment Neighbourhood north of High Park, City staff recommended to City Council that an area based character study be undertaken.

City council adopted the staff recommendation in the preliminary staff reports for 35 High Park Avenue and 111 Pacific Avenue to conduct the area based study.