City staff are studying the Keele-St. Clair West area as part of the Growth Plan (2019) conformity exercise for lands in close proximity to the planned GO/Smart Track station near Keele Street and St. Clair Avenue West. The Local Area Study will recommend a planning framework to Council for the creation of a complete community in light of planned transportation, transit and infrastructure improvements approved through the St. Clair Avenue West Area Transportation Master Plan.
The preliminary public consultation program for the Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study was held from September – December 2020. During this time, multiple landowner, business owner and community agency workshops were held, as well as a public information session, public meeting, and two online surveys.
Indigenous engagement was also held and Indigenous youth from Toronto lextd a virtual First Story Walking Tour that shares details about the rich Indigenous history of the Keele-St. Clair area.
The Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study follows dissemination area boundaries approximately 500-800 metres from the planned GO/Smart Track station. As directed by the Planning and Housing Committee, the Local Area Study will also study the Employment Area adjacent to McCormack Street.
A concurrent review of the larger Employment Areas adjacent to the Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study boundary will be prioritized as part of the broader Municipal Comprehensive Review of the City’s Employment Areas.
November 25, 2021
A report with a draft Official Plan Amendment for the Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study will be considered at the November 25, 2021 Planning & Housing Committee meeting.
July 8, 2021
A Virtual Community Consultation Meeting was held on July 8, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
June 28, 2021
A directions report for the Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study was considered at the June 28, 2021 Planning & Housing Committee meeting.
November 18, 2020
A Virtual Community Consultation Meeting was held on November 18, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
October 21, 2020
A virtual kick-off Public Information Session was held on October 21, 2020 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
On October 15, 2019, Planning and Housing Committee adopted PH9.2 regarding the Growth Plan (2019) and Municipal Comprehensive Review/Comformity Exercise Requirements. The Committee directed City Planning “to prioritize the study of the Keele-St. Clair area including lands around McCormack Street where lands are designated as Employment Areas and are not identified as a Provincially Significant Employment Zone as part of the upcoming review in order to enable the potential unlocking of the lands in the vicinity of the Smart Track/GO Kitchener line and planned station located in the area of these lands.”
On June 29, 2020, Council adopted PH14.4, a work plan for the Growth Plan Conformity and Municipal Comprehensive Review. The work plan describes Local Area Studies required for certain Major Transit Station Areas (MTSAs), including the Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study.
On June 28, 2021, Planning & Housing Committee adopted the PH25.8 Our Plan Toronto: Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study – Directions Report. The report includes land use and policy directions, Preliminary Assessments of potential Employment Area conversions, and a draft delineation and policies for a Protected Major Transit Station Area around the planned GO/Smart Track Station, as part of the current Municipal Comprehensive Review and Growth Plan Conformity Exercise.
On November 25, 2021, Planning & Housing Committee will consider report PH29.10 Our Plan Toronto: Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study – Draft Official Plan Amendment. The report includes draft land use changes and policies for the draft Keele-St. Clair Local Area Secondary Plan, as well as other site and area specific policy amendments for nearby lands.
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