Virtual Community Consultation Meeting #1 was held on November 3, 2020. Please email rory.mcneil@toronto.ca to request a recording of the meeting.

The City of Toronto is conducting an area-based study of the Mount Dennis neighbourhood with the purpose of reviewing and updating the planning policy framework for the area. The updated policy framework will guide future change and development within Mount Dennis.

The Mount Dennis Planning Framework Study aims to create a renewed vision for the Mount Dennis neighbourhood and leverage the investment in light rail transit (LRT) to support healthy and inclusive communities, local business activity and growth, while also preserving the historical fabric and defining attributes of Mount Dennis.

Visit the Mount Dennis Social Pinpoint page to help us understand your neighbourhood. You will find an interactive map, survey and community ideas activity to help us understand how you interact with your community and what you would like to see in its future.

The Mount Dennis area is anticipated to undergo significant change and development in the coming years. The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line Phase 1 is currently under construction with the westerly terminus located in the heart of Mount Dennis. Phase 1 is expected to be completed in 2022 and will provide convenient and reliable rapid transit to area residents, businesses and institutions.

Phase 2 is envisioned to continue between Mount Dennis and Pearson Airport.

On March 10, 2016, City Council directed staff to undertake a planning study for the Mount Dennis area in advance of the opening of the new transit line. The intent is to leverage public investment in transit infrastructure for the benefit of local communities. Through an engagement process that will allow residents to help shape the planning of their community, the purpose of the Mount Dennis Planning Framework Study is to align people and place focused initiatives into an integrated complete-community framework for the area.

The study will be conducted by a consulting team led by Perkins & Will. The study began in January 2020 and is anticipated to be completed by August 2021.

The Mount Dennis Study Area comprises lands generally bounded by Clouston Avenue to the north, Trethewey Drive to the northeast, the Black Creek to the east, Humber Boulevard to the southeast, Alliance Avenue to the south, Jane Street to the southwest, and the Humber River to the west.

Mount Dennis planning framework study boundary map
Mount Dennis planning framework study boundry

A City Status Report regarding the purpose, objectives, and timeline for the Mount Dennis Planning Framework Study was provided to Etobicoke York Community Council on June 13, 2018.

Further information and reports will be posted here as they become available.

Community Meeting #1 – November 3, 2020

Virtual Community Consultation Meeting #1 was held on November 3, 2020. Please email rory.mcneil@toronto.ca to request a recording of the meeting.

The Study is being undertaken in three phases. Virtual Community Consultation Meeting #1 is part of Phase 1 which assesses existing conditions and identifies opportunities and constraints in the area.

The purpose of this community meeting is to:

  • Introduce the project and process;
  • Review the consultant team’s preliminary findings;
  • Seek feedback on issues to be considered through the study; and
  • Provide next steps and information on further engagement opportunities.

There are many ways to provide your input:

  • Attend upcoming meetings and events;
  • Contact or submit feedback by email to Rory McNeil;
  • Visit the Mount Dennis Social Pinpoint page to provide feedback; and,
    Visit the Mount Dennis Branch of Toronto Public Library to complete a hard copy survey (available after November 3rd 2020) and view information panels.