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

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 francis.kwashie@toronto.ca
  • This study is being conducted in Scarborough Guildwood – Paul Ainslie