The Midtown Zoning Review will provide opportunities for public consultation, building on the network of local partners established through the previous work on the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan. The format of consultation will be modified to align with the advice of the City’s Medical Officer of Health to practice physical distancing to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19. For more information on the current health situation and the City’s response to COVID-19, please visit the City’s COVID-19 page. You may also visit the City Planning Consultations page for information on upcoming consultation events within Midtown and across the city.

Please check back often for upcoming consultation opportunities, or subscribe to Midtown Zoning Review e-updates below.

For help with participating in virtual community consultation meetings, please visit Participate in City Virtual Events.

November 10, 2020 – Broadway-Erskine Block Study

The virtual community consultation meeting for the Broadway-Erskine Block Study was held on November 10. Staff provided an overview of the Council-directed Block Study including a summary of background and context, built form analysis and potential test cases. This was followed with a Q&A session with questions from the public and a public survey to provide feedback on the next steps for the Block Study.

Event Materials:

Presentation – Staff
Presentation – Block Plan Study

July 22, 2020 – MPG #3: Transportation

This MPG was held virtually through WebEx Events. Staff provided an overview of major transportation initiatives in Midtown, including the City’s response to COVID-19 through the ActiveTO initiatives, and updates for ongoing transportation studies. A total of 21 MPG members participated, as well as Councillor Matlow (Ward 12) and staff on behalf of Councillor Colle (Ward 8) and Councillor Robinson (Ward 15).

A copy of the meeting summary is available.

June 11, 2020 – MPG #2: Parks and Public Realm

This MPG was held virtually through WebEx Events. Staff provided an overview of the Midtown Public Realm Moves and discussed implementation tools and phasing approaches. Plans and renderings were shared for the Eglinton Green Line and Park Street Loop Public Realm Moves.  A total of 25 MPG members participated, as well as Councillor Matlow (Ward 12) and staff on behalf of Councillor Colle (Ward 8) and Councillor Robinson (Ward 15).

A copy of the meeting summary is available.

June 4, 2020 – MPG #1: Implementation Initiatives and Zoning Review

This MPG was held virtually through WebEx Events. Staff provided a refresher on the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan, an update on the Midtown Implementation Initiatives and a summary of work being undertaken as part of the Midtown Zoning Review. A total of 27 MPG members participated, as well as Councillor Colle (Ward 8), Councillor Matlow (Ward 12) and staff on behalf of Councillor Robinson (Ward 15).

A copy of the meeting summary is available.

Achieving design excellence is a key objective for parks and public realm in the Midtown neighbourhood. Incorporating new sustainable strategies, maximizing tree growth life span, creating flexible and integrated open spaces, and designing “Parks Without Borders” will establish a high design standard and create a complete community.

The Eglinton Green Line is one of the Public Realm Moves showcased in the Midtown Parks and Public Realm Plan. It will provide a linear and landscaped promenade connecting eight blocks along Eglinton Avenue, from Eglinton Park to the upcoming Mount Pleasant Station. Eglinton Green Line was presented at the Design Review Panel in February 2020 and received positive feedback and complete support for this generous signature linear green space that adds life and vitality to public life along Eglinton Avenue.

Broadway-Erskine Block Study – Online Survey and Meeting Presentations Now Available

Thank you to everyone who attended last Tuesday’s virtual community consultation meeting for the Broadway-Erskine Block Study. We greatly appreciated the high turnout and your involvement as we move through the process.

Copies of the staff presentation and the block plan study presentation are now available on the Midtown Zoning Review website.

Whether you were able to attend or not, we encourage you to take our survey and provide feedback on the next steps for the Block Study. You’ll be able to give your thoughts on upcoming priorities in the study area, and the three potential development test cases. The survey will be available until Friday, November 27.

Upcoming Virtual Consultation on November 10: Broadway-Erskine Block Study

We would like to invite you to join us at a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting for the Broadway-Erskine Block Study on Tuesday, November 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The block study will inform zoning and development review in the Broadway & Erskine area and will address, among others, building heights and placement, separation between tall buildings, parks, pedestrian connections and vehicular circulation and access.

Map of Broadway + Erskine block study boundary

 

Staff will provide an overview of the Council-directed Block Study including a summary of background and context, built form analysis and potential test cases. The meeting will include a Q&A session and an online survey will be launched following the meeting for participants to share feedback.

Following the expert advice of the City’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to practice physical distancing, this meeting will be held virtually on the Webex Events platform.

Transitioning to the Midtown Zoning Review

Thank you for subscribing to e-updates for the Midtown in Focus planning study. The City Planning Division completed the Midtown in Focus study in 2018 and the Province approved the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan (OPA 405) on June 5, 2019. At the direction of City Council, City Planning staff are now focusing on the implementation of OPA 405, including undertaking the Midtown Zoning Review and other implementation initiatives.

We would like to inform you that these e-updates will now be used to provide updates on the Midtown Zoning Review.

The Midtown Zoning Review will include a comprehensive review of current zoning regulations in the area, a updated built form study in key areas to respond to development patterns and policy changes, and updates to previous infrastructure assessments to ensure that continued growth is supported with the necessary infrastructure.

For more information on the Midtown Zoning Review, we encourage you to visit the new project website at www.toronto.ca/midtownzoning or get in touch with us at midtownzoning@toronto.ca. The website will provide latest project information and background information.

As a current subscriber to the Midtown in Focus e-updates, you will continue to receive updates on the Midtown Zoning Review as this new stage of work is underway. If you wish to unsubscribe from further updates, you may click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of this email.

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