The City of Toronto launched the Kingston Road Planning Framework Review in the fall of 2021 to look at ways to manage future growth on the lands at 4121 Kingston Road/Guildwood GO Station and the surrounding area, to create a vibrant and complete community.

In April 2021, the City received an application to permit four buildings consisting of 10 and 12-storey mid-rise buildings located along Kingston Road and 25 and 35-storey buildings at the rear.

On September 17, 2021, City staff’s Preliminary Report was considered by Scarborough Community Council.

On October 1, 2021 City Council:

  • Directed Planning staff to initiate a Planning Study, as outlined in the report (August 19, 2021) from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District in consultation with the Ward Councillor and the Owner of the lands at 4121 Kingston Road.
  • Determined that an Avenue Segment Study is not required given that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning is undertaking a Planning Study for the area that includes the subject lands.

The review will be conducted over four phases.

Each phase will be complemented by public engagement components, including Public Open Houses, a Design Charette, Local Advisory and Technical Advisory Committee Meetings, presentations to the Design Review Panel, and other public events as required.

Phase 1 – Fall 2021

Kick-off meeting

  • Background Review/Assets, Opportunities & Challenges
  • Creation of a Local Advisory Committee (LAC) comprised of area residents, landowners, business owners, a representative from the Ward Councillor’s office, the applicant, Metrolinx staff, the developer and other interested parties
  • Creation of a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprised of City of Toronto, TTC and Metrolinx staff and other government agencies

Phase 2 – Winter 2022

Visioning (creating a vision statement and guiding principles) and Design Charrette

Phase 3 – Spring/Fall 2022

Creating Development Options & Evaluation Framework, Testing and Confirming Ideas

Phase 4 – Winter 2023

Synthesis and Report: Recommended Development Option and Planning Framework

Final Staff Report – Fall 2023

Kick-off Meeting – 1st Virtual Community Consultation Meeting – November 16, 2021

The purpose of the meeting was to:

  • Raise awareness, generate interest and provide information about the Kingston Road Guildwood Planning Study;
  • Engage with the community to better understand existing conditions, challenges and opportunities;
  • Engage with the community to jointly develop a Vision with Guiding Principles for the study as well as the redevelopment of the 4121 Kingston Road site and how it can best be integrated with the surrounding area; and
  • Advise the public on how they can get involved in the Study.

This event was part of the first phase of the Kingston Road Guildwood Planning Study. City staff from various Divisions, including City Planning, Transportation Services, Engineering & Construction Services and Parks, Forestry & Recreation were present at the event to answer questions and engage with attendees. Representatives from TTC, Metrolinx and School Boards were also in attendance to answer questions.

Approximately 80 people attended the virtual community consultation meeting. People of different age ranges, from children to seniors and of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds attended.

1st Local Advisory Committee (LAC) Meeting – December 16, 2021

The purpose of the meeting was to provide LAC members with an update on the Planning Study process and present and seek feedback on the emerging guiding principles which are intended to guide development on the 4121 Kingston Road site and in the surrounding area.

Preliminary Report

Decision History

2003 Kingston Road Avenue Study (between the Guildwood GO Station and Highland Creek)

Previous Development Application

Eglinton East LRT

In March 2016, City Council endorsed the Eglinton East LRT (EELRT) extension as part of the Scarborough rapid transit network. In April 2019 Council supported an EELRT alignment to Malvern Town Centre.

Find additional information about the Eglinton East LRT.

Active Development Applications

There are many ways to provide your input into the Kingston Road Planning Framework Review and influence the final recommendations for future redevelopment at 4121 Kingston Road/Guildwood GO Station and the surrounding area.

  • Attend upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Contact or submit your feedback to
  • This study is being conducted in Scarborough Guildwood – Paul Ainslie