A community consultation about draft directions for an updated zoning by-law took place online on October 27, 2021. You can review the consultation summary and presentation from the meetings.

Ready, Set, Midtown 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 Ready, Set, Midtown e-updates below.

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

Please note that this webpage only contains the latest E-update. If you would like a copy of any of the previous E-updates, please contact Anson Ma by email at anson.ma@toronto.ca or by phone at 416-392-4392.

October 27, 2021 – Ready, Set, Midtown: Zoning Review Virtual Community Consultation Event

On October 27, staff facilitated two virtual community consultation meetings for the Midtown Zoning Review. This meeting was to share information and receive feedback on directions for implementing an updated zoning by-law in Midtown. Staff presented an overview on the current planning policy and zoning framework in Midtown, reviewed the timeline and objectives for an updated zoning by-law, and discussed how the draft zoning framework may be used to regulate built form. This was followed by a Q&A session where attendees were able to ask questions and provide comments.

Event Materials:

A video recording of the two virtual community consultation meetings is available by email request to ReadySetMidtown@toronto.ca.

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:

June 22, 2021 – MPG #4: Built Form Study Update

This MPG was held virtually through WebEx Meetings. Consultants presented the proposed recommendations for the eleven Character Areas under review in the Built Form Study. City staff also provided an update on the implementation of the Midtown Parks and Public Realm Plan. A total of 17 MPG members participated, as well as Councillor Colle (Ward 8), Councillor Matlow (Ward 12) and Councillor Robinson (Ward 15).

Event Materials:

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.

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E-update 10 – November 18, 2021. Ready, Set, Midtown, Toronto City Planning Division.

Ready, Set, Midtown: Consultation Materials Now Available and Report to Planning and Housing Committee on November 25

The Midtown Zoning Review is one of the key pillars in the Ready, Set, Midtown initiative to implement the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan (OPA 405).

On October 27, a virtual community consultation event was held to discuss draft directions for updated zoning in the Midtown area. Approximately 350 people attended the event. Thank you to everyone who joined us and for your questions and feedback!

The event materials are now available on the Get Involved page of the Ready, Set, Midtown website. This includes a consultation summary, staff presentation and the notice flyer which was mailed to addresses in Midtown.

On Thursday, November 25, the Planning and Housing Committee (PHC) will consider a staff report. The purpose of the report is to provide an update on the Midtown Zoning Review, directions for the development of an updated Zoning By-law, and a summary of consultation undertaken to date.  For more information, please visit:

If you have any questions or wish to provide any feedback, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

 

Matt Armstrong, Senior Planner, City Planning
Telephone:
416-392-3521
Email: ReadySetMidtown@toronto.ca
Project Website: www.toronto.ca/ReadySetMidtown

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