Meeting presentations from the virtual consultation for the next phase of the Midtown Zoning Review on January 25 are now available online. The consultation summary will be available soon.

Opportunities for public consultation continue to be provided, building on the network of local partners established through the previous work on the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan. You may also visit the City Planning Consultations 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.

Draft zoning by-laws will be placed here. A draft by-law for select low-rise areas is anticipated to be posted after consideration of public input.

Previous Phase: Zoning for Midtown Villages

Revised zoning is advancing in stages to implement the Secondary Plan. The first areas advancing are the ‘Villages’ Character Areas:

  • Eglinton Way (between Chaplin Crescent and Avenue Road)
  • Yonge Street North (between Roselawn Avenue and Alexandra Boulevard)
  • Yonge Street South (between Berwick Avenue and Millwood Road)
  • Mount Pleasant South (between Soudan Avenue and Millwood Road)
  • Bayview-Leaside (south of Eglinton to Mount Pleasant Cemetery)

The zoning is advancing under the framework presented to Planning and Housing Committee, using city-wide zoning by-law 569-2013 as a basis. The ‘Villages’ zoning is the first phase developed under this framework, through an approach that will be repeated in future phases for other geographic areas within the Secondary Plan.

To learn more about this, and review a high-level summary of what the Zoning By-law does, download this short document.

The full draft zoning by-law was released for public consultation on May 16, 2022. Feedback received was considered in making revisions to the draft and arriving at a final recommended zoning by-law. The Staff Report with a recommended zoning by-law amendment for Midtown ‘Villages’ is now available.

January 25, 2023 – Ready, Set, Midtown: Zoning Review – Community Consultation for Select Low-rise Areas

On January 25, staff facilitated a virtual community consultation meeting regarding rezoning for select low-rise areas with the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan. Staff presented an overview on the current planning policy and zoning framework in Midtown, reviewed the timeline and presented zoning by-law changes for discussion. 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.

  • Consultation Summary (coming soon)
  • Presentation
  • Letter (which was mailed to all addresses under consideration for rezoning through this phase – please email to request a copy)

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 Ward 8 Eglinton-Lawrence Councillor, Ward 12 Toronto-St. Paul’s Councillor and Ward 15 Don Valley West Councillor.

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 Ward 12 Toronto-St. Paul’s Councillor and staff on behalf of Ward 8 Eglinton-Lawrence Councillor and Ward 15 Don Valley West Councillor.

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 Ward 12 Toronto-St. Paul’s Councillor and staff on behalf of Ward 8 Eglinton-Lawrence Councillor and Ward 15 Don Valley West Councillor.

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 Ward 8 Eglinton-Lawrence Councillor, Ward 12 Toronto-St. Paul’s Councillor and staff on behalf of Ward 15 Don Valley West Councillor.

A copy of the meeting summary is available.

A rendering of a reconstructed street, with emphasis on the landscaping between the road and the sidewalk, the wide sidewalks, and many pedestrians of all ages and abilities.

E-update 15 – January 10, 2023. Ready, Set, Midtown – Toronto City Planning Division.

Upcoming Consultation Events for Next Stop: Davisville and the Midtown Zoning Review

Next Stop: Davisville

Thank you for your continuous involvement in the Next Stop: Davisville project.  Please join us for an in-person public information session to provide project progress to date. The event will be held on January 19 at the Northern District Library, Room 224, located at 40 Orchard View Boulevard. The session will run from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. with a brief overview at 6:45 p.m. We hope to see you there.

Midtown Zoning Review

The next phase of the Midtown Zoning Review is underway. We invite you to join us on January 25 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. for a virtual community consultation event regarding rezoning for select low-rise areas within the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan. Registration is optional, but encouraged. The session will start with a presentation, but the majority of time will be devoted to questions and comments. An overview of the proposed changes will be provided. We hope you can join us, but the event materials will be posted on the project website if you are unable to attend.

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