At the December 6, 2017 meeting, City Council considered items EX29.2 and TE28.7 together. Council adopted the Rail Deck Park Secondary Plan (Official Plan Amendment 395), and directed staff to advance the Stage 2 Work Plan for Rail Deck Park. The adopted recommendations in EX29.2 are summarized as follows:
At the November 14, 2017 meeting, Toronto and East York Community Council adopted item TE 28.7 which introduced a draft Official Plan Amendment and the proposed Rail Deck Park Secondary Plan. The adopted recommendations are summarized as follows:
At the June 13, 2017 meeting, Toronto and East York Community Council adopted item TE25.57, which provided preliminary findings and emerging directions for the updated planning framework for the rail corridor by way of a preliminary report as directed by City Council’s adoption of EX 17.1. The adopted recommendations were as follows:
The Toronto and East York Community Council directed that:
At the October 5, 2016 meeting, City Council adopted item EX17.1, which provided direction for development of an updated planning framework for the rail corridor. The adopted recommendations are summarized as follows:
City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to initiate Official Plan Amendments for both the Railway Lands West and Railway Lands Central Secondary Plans, informed by community and stakeholder consultation, to provide a planning framework for park use over the rail corridor.
A Planning Study was undertaken by the City of Toronto and consultants Urban Strategies Inc. to inform the updated planning framework for the rail corridor area. The study provides a comprehensive planning analysis in support of the draft Official Plan Amendment and proposed Rail Deck Park Secondary Plan.
As part of the Rail Deck Park Implementation Strategy, an Engineering and Costing Study for Rail Deck Park was undertaken by Build Toronto and consultants WSP Canada Group Ltd and McMillan Associates Architects, in consultation with the City of Toronto.
City Staff hosted a technical briefing on the results of the feasibility analysis and to outline next steps for implementation of Rail Deck Park that will be considered at the City’s Executive Committee on Tuesday, November 28.
A meeting held by Toronto and East York Community Council provided an opportunity for the public to give comments on the final draft OPA and proposed Rail Deck Park Secondary Plan.
City staff held second Public Consultation Meeting on the Rail Corridor Official Plan Amendment on September 25th in City Hall Council Chambers to present the draft amendments and gather community feedback.
City staff held a Public Consultation Meeting on June 13th at Metro Hall to present preliminary findings and gather community feedback on the City-Initiated Rail Corridor Official Plan Amendment.