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 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.

October 21, 2020

A virtual kick-off Public Information Session was held on October 21, 2020 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

November 18, 2020

A Virtual Community Consultation Meeting was held on November 18, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 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.

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