A recommended Official Plan Amendment for the Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study, including the recommended Keele-St. Clair Secondary Plan, was endorsed by Planning & Housing Committee at the Special Meeting of Council on April 27, 2022. The amendment will be considered by City Council on May 11, 2022.

City staff conducted the Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study as part of the Growth Plan (2019) conformity exercise in response to the planned GO/Smart Track station near Keele Street and St. Clair Avenue West and additional transportation, transit and infrastructure improvements approved through the St. Clair Avenue West Area Transportation Master Plan. The Study has resulted in a recommended Official Plan Amendment that introduces a new Keele-St. Clair Secondary Plan.

The preliminary public consultation program for the Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study was held from September – December 2020, followed by subsequent public and stakeholder consultations throughout 2021. Multiple landowner, business owner and community agency workshops have been held, as well as a public information session, public meetings, and two online surveys. A Statutory Public Open House was held on March 3, 2022.

Indigenous engagement has been ongoing since the start of the study. Indigenous youth from Toronto created a virtual First Story Walking Tour that shares details about the rich Indigenous history of the Keele-St. Clair area. The video can be viewed at the bottom of this page.

The Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study followed 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 also examined the Employment Area adjacent to McCormack Street.

A review of the larger Employment Areas adjacent to the Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study boundary is being conducted as part of the broader Municipal Comprehensive Review of the City’s Employment Areas.

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May 11, 2022

City Council will consider the final report and endorsed Official Plan Amendment for the Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study on May 11, 2022.

April 27, 2022

A final report with recommended Official Plan Amendments for the Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study was endorsed at the April 27, 2022 Planning & Housing Committee Statutory Public Meeting and Special Meeting of Council.

March 3, 2022

A Virtual Statutory Public Open House was held on March 3, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

November 25, 2021

A report with draft Official Plan Amendments for the Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study was 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 April 27, 2022, Planning & Housing Committee adopted PH33.2 Our Plan Toronto: Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study – Final Recommendation Report. The report includes a recommended Official Plan Amendment, including a new Keele-St. Clair Secondary Plan.

On November 25, 2021, Planning & Housing Committee adopted 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 Secondary Plan, as well as other site and area specific policy amendments for nearby lands.

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 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 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.