Midtown in Focus, an inter-divisional initiative led by City Planning, is a response to the rapid intensification and change underway in parts of the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan area. The study seeks to ensure that growth positively contributes to the vitality and quality of life in one of Toronto’s most dynamic neighbourhoods.

The Yonge-Eglinton area of Midtown Toronto is situated at the centre of the city and combines many of the best qualities of Toronto: tower neighbourhoods and tree-lined sidestreets, local businesses and regional transit connections, historic main streets and expansive open spaces.

An era of sustained development in Midtown has been underway since the early 2000s. This concentration of activity, investment and intensification presents challenges but, planned for appropriately, also offers opportunities to sustain a livable, complete community.

The Midtown in Focus study is a comprehensive response to these opportunities that will outline a clear and compelling vision and detailed plan for the continued evolution of the community.  In the current phase of the study, City Planning is leading an inter-divisional review of growth and infrastructure issues in the Yonge-Eglinton area. The current study builds on the direction of the 2014 Midtown in Focus: Parks, Open Space and Streetscape Plan to address other key contributors to a livable community (for information about the 2014 Midtown in Focus: Parks, Open Space and Streetscape Plan, contact Leo deSorcy).

The review will inform the development of up-to-date planning policies and identify key capital upgrades needed to improve the area’s parks and public realm and local transportation, municipal servicing and community infrastructure.