Public meetings, open houses and workshops have been held during the course of the study to provide updates and share emerging directions with community members and to ask the community to provide feedback on their priorities.

Event details, summaries and materials can be found under each tab.

June 21, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Roehampton Hotel, Eglinton Room
808 Mount Pleasant Road
Attendance: 140

Following direction from Planning and Growth Management Committee on June 7, 2018, on the Midtown in Focus planning study, this community consultation meeting focused only on obtaining feedback from the public on specific aspects of the City staff recommended Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan. This included:

  • Lowering permitted building heights for new buildings in the area generally bounded by Broadway Avenue to the north, Soudan Avenue to the south, Duplex Avenue to the west and Mount Pleasant Road to the east; and
  • Increasing employment opportunities within the area, including along Yonge Street, Eglinton Avenue and other key streets and intersections served by existing and future transit stations.

The feedback received and potential amendments to the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan were presented at the continuation of the Special Public Meeting held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee on July 5, 2018.

May 28, 2018
7 – 9 p.m.
Presentation at 7:30 p.m.
Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd.
Attendance: 100+

A Public Open House on the proposed Official Plan Amendment (OPA) was hosted on May 28, 2018. Information about the OPA and infrastructure assessments, including the Midtown Parks and Public Realm Plan and Community Services and Facilities Strategy was also available.

The open house provided the public an opportunity to review and ask questions about the proposed policies and related information and material in advance of the presentation of the Official Plan Amendment at a Special Public Meeting to be held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee on June 7, 2018.

 

February 10, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Workshops and Presentations at 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., and 1:15 p.m.
North Toronto Collegiate Institute, 17 Broadway Ave.
Attendance: 200+

The proposed Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan and on-going infrastructure assessments were presented at the Open House for discussion and feedback with area residents and stakeholders. Display boards provided information on proposed Secondary Plan policies and provided information about growth and infrastructure, built form, cultural heritage, parks and public realm, community services and facilities, transportation and municipal servicing. City staff and technical consultants were on hand to share information, answer questions and listen to feedback.

Breakout sessions and workshops were also held throughout the day to provide more information and gather feedback on the Secondary Plan, community services and facilities, the parks and public realm plan, and transportation.

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June 3, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
North Toronto Collegiate Institute, 17 Broadway Ave.
Attendance: 185

The emerging elements of the Yonge-Eglinton Growth, Built Form and Infrastructure Review were presented at the Open House for discussion and feedback with area residents and stakeholders. Display boards provided information on the built form direction for each character area and updates on the various associated studies and assessments (cultural heritage, parks and public realm, community infrastructure, transportation, municipal servicing). City staff and technical consultants were on hand to share information, answer questions and listen to feedback. Themes that came up through the open house included the need for additional community services and facilities and parks and open spaces to support the expected population growth and the need to tailor the built form vision to support the area’s existing varied character.

Workshops were also held to provide greater detail on the emerging built form and public realm directions for the Yonge-Eglinton Centre, Davisville, and Midtown Villages character areas. Each workshop was an hour-long and was hosted twice. Each workshop included an overview presentation about the area, a review of built form and public realm issues addressed through the study and the emerging built form vision. Small table discussions and reporting back to the group allowed attendees to provide feedback.

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November 19, 2016
1 – 5 p.m.
Greenwood College School, 445 Mount Pleasant Rd.
Attendance: 75

The fall 2016 workshop was held to explore opportunities and priorities to improve and expand the public realm in the Davisville area to complement the Midtown in Focus: Parks, Open Space and Streetscape Plan developed for Yonge-Eglinton. Following an introductory presentation attendees participated in facilitated walking tours of Davisville and workshops focused on identifying opportunities to improve the safety, connectivity and quality of the public realm. Key discussion points included the desire to improve existing park spaces, the need to manage increased vehicle traffic and congestion, the need for more mid-block pedestrian connections and a desire for more and better cycling infrastructure in the area.

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April 2, 2016
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North Toronto Collegiate Institute, 17 Broadway Ave.
Attendance: 90

The purpose of the spring 2016 open house was to share work completed to date by the City and its technical consultants on the Midtown in Focus: Growth, Built Form and Infrastructure Review and gather feedback from the public. Attendees were asked to provide feedback on draft built form principles, draft character areas and priorities for community services and facilities. Attendees noted that growth should be supported by more community services and facilities, the need for more open spaces and that transportation improvements were essential to the area’s liveability.

For a copy of any materials from this open house, please contact:

Paul Farish, Senior Planner
Telephone: 416-392-3529
Email: paul.farish@toronto.ca

March 23, 2015
7 – 9 p.m.
Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd.
Attendance: 120

The first Midtown in Focus public meeting was held to discuss the proposed changes to the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan (Official Plan Amendment 289) and to discuss potential planning priorities for the area. City staff presented an overview of the Midtown in Focus: Parks, Open Space and Streetscape Plan and summarized the proposed Official Plan Amendment that would help to implement the Plan. Staff also presented the City’s proposed planning priorities for 2015. Attendees asked questions and shared their feedback in plenary discussions. Attendees were pleased with the proposed Official Plan Amendments and noted that additional planning studies should progress as quickly as possible to address the pace of development in the area.

For a copy of any materials from this meeting, please contact:

Paul Farish, Senior Planner
Telephone: 416-392-3529
Email: paul.farish@toronto.ca