The City Planning Division is undertaking a Planning Review of the properties designated Mixed Use Areas and Institutional Areas in the Toronto Official Plan along Sheppard Avenue East between the east side of Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street. The Planning Review will analyze the existing and planned built form context to clarify, refine, and/or strengthen the appropriate density and height limitations and other planning and built form policies for these areas.

The Planning Review will also consider whether there is potential for appropriate, grade related, low-rise intensification opportunities on existing older two-storey and three-storey townhouse and apartment building sites in the vicinity of Talara Drive and Highway 401. The Planning Review will provide recommendations to clarify, refine, and/or strengthen the existing policy framework, which could include official plan changes, area-specific planning tools and policies, and area-specific urban design guidelines.

Public Open House – January 27, 2020

Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Elkhorn Public School (Gymnasium), 10 Elkhorn Drive

The City is holding a community consultation meeting where you can learn more about this planning review, ask questions and share your comments. This meeting is combined with a community consultation meeting open house for the development application at 699 Sheppard Avenue East.

There are several development applications that are under review that are located within the study area.

They are:

For more information on these applications, please see the Application Information Centre.

On June 26, 2018, City Council directed City Planning staff to review the existing policies contained within the Sheppard East Subway Corridor Secondary Plan and the associated Bessarion-Leslie Context Plan for the lands located to the north and south of Sheppard Avenue East between the east side of Bayview Avenue and the east side of Leslie Street.

The review is to analyze the existing and planned built form context to clarify, refine, and/or strengthen the appropriate density and height limitations and other planning and built form policies for the Mixed Use Areas and Institutional Areas in this segment.

This review was also to evaluate whether there is potential for appropriate, grade-related, low-rise intensification opportunities on existing older two-storey and three-storey townhouse and apartment building sites in the vicinity of Talara Drive and Highway 401 that are designated Neighbourhoods and Apartment Neighbourhoods.