The main objective of the in-force Secondary Plan is to encourage reinvestment in a former industrial part of the city. The Secondary Plan encourages a mix of uses that reinforce the historic built form and public realm while ensuring growth is mutually compatible and complementary to the existing built form character and scale of the area.
The Downtown Plan provides an updated planning framework for the King-Parliament area. The King-Parliament Secondary Plan review will build on this framework to provide specific direction on built form, the public realm and heritage.
Concurrent with the King-Parliament Secondary Plan review, City Planning will also undertake a built form, public realm and heritage study for the north side of Queen Street East, in the area generally between Jarvis and River.
Since the adoption of the King-Parliament Secondary Plan in 1996, the King-Parliament area has emerged as a highly desirable mixed use community. The area’s proximity to the Financial District, its character, and its unique built form has made it central to the creative industries and cultural sector boom in the city.
The Downtown Plan (OPA 406) was adopted by City Council in May 2018, and provides an updated planning framework for the King-Parliament area. The King-Parliament Secondary Plan review will build on this framework to provide specific direction on built form, the public realm and heritage.
The King-Parliament Secondary Plan Review will commence in Winter 2019, and put forward a Proposed Secondary Plan in Fall 2019. A Recommended Secondary Plan will be considered by City Council in Spring 2020. Stakeholder engagement will take place throughout the study.