The first phase of a draft zoning by-law, focussed on the Secondary Plan ‘Villages’, will be brought forward in an upcoming Staff Report.

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. 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.

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Review Draft 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 includes mapping which shows which properties are included. Please review and provide your feedback by March 31, 2022. Please provide comments by sending an email to ReadySetMidtown@Toronto.ca with the subject line “Phase 1 Zoning Comments”. As an alternative, you may also mail your comments to the address listed on this page or give us a call.

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.

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 11 – March 16, 2022. Ready, Set, Midtown, Toronto City Planning Division.

Draft Zoning By-law for Midtown ‘Villages’ Available for Comment

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). This Review is accompanied by work on a Strategy for providing infrastructure to serve growth, including Public Realm improvements.

In November of 2021, Planning and Housing Committee received a report that outlined objectives and a draft zoning framework for a revised zoning by-law to implement the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan. The report also included a consultation summary of feedback received to date. Since that time we have been continuing to hear from you, and we have drafted the first phase of a zoning by-law for four of the Midtown ‘Villages’: Eglinton Way, Yonge Street North, Mount Pleasant South, and Bayview-Leaside. We endeavour to add the Yonge Street South Village Character area shortly. We encourage you to review this summary document (which includes a map) and the full draft zoning by-law (which included detailed mapping), and let us know if you have any suggestions, comments, or concerns by using the contact information below. Please provide your input as soon as possible, and before March 31 if possible.

 

Matt Armstrong
Senior Planner, City Planning
55 John Street, 22nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3C6
Telephone:
416-392-3521
Email: ReadySetMidtown@toronto.ca
Project Website: www.toronto.ca/ReadySetMidtown

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