Overview

The City of Toronto initiated the Sherway Area Study to review and update the existing planning and development framework for the area to manage growth and change. The study is complete and the final study documents for the Sherway Area Study include the following:

  • Sherway Area Study – Final Staff Report presents the key findings and requests City Council direction to develop an updated planning policy and development framework for the area, in the form of a Secondary Plan.

Final Study Documents

To obtain copies of the Final Study Documents including: Urban Design and Streetscape Guidelines; Community Services and Facilities Report; Transportation Master Plan and Appendices; and the Servicing Master Plan, please email Carla Schreiber or phone 416-394-2607.

Study Area

Sherway Study Area Map showing the boundaries of Highway 27, Q.E.W, Canadian Pacific Railway and Etobicoke Creek

The boundaries of the Sherway Study Area are Highway 427 to the east, the CP rail corridor to the north, the Etobicoke Creek and municipal boundary to the west, and the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) and Evans Avenue to the south.

The Sherway Area encompasses approximately 200 hectares and is characterized by retail and commercial uses that include the Sherway Gardens shopping centre.  The area also contains institutional, office and employment uses (i.e. Trillium Health Care Centre, the office buildings at 701 and 703 Evans Avenue, industrial uses south of the CP rail corridor) and residential uses on Evans Avenue.  The western boundary of the Study Area includes extensive natural areas associated with the Etobicoke Creek valley and open space system.

Four Study Phases

Phase 1: Background review and formulation of alternatives

  • Analyze existing conditions and background information
  • Development of vision and key principles to guide study process
  • Formulation of development options/alternatives
  • Development of evaluation criteria to test development alternatives

Phase 2: Testing and evaluation of development alternatives

  • Generate development alternatives
  • Assess each alternative using evaluation criteria

Phase 3: Identify a recommended alternative

  • Refine analysis based on ongoing work as well as stakeholder input and feedback
  • Identify a recommended development alternative
  • Provide rationale for the recommended alternative and its key elements
  • Create a draft outline of each of the required Study

Phase 4: Synthesis and final report

  • Prepare Draft study reports
  • Review and Finalize study reports
  • Final Report to the Etobicoke York Community Council

In developing the Transportation and Servicing Master Plans for the area, the Study examined the need for new infrastructure such as new streets, water mains and sewers. The Study will also satisfy Phase 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Master Plan Process. This process includes clearly establishing the problems and/or opportunities to be addressed, as well as developing and evaluating a reasonable range of solutions. Public consultation is an important part of the process and while your comments and involvement are welcome at any time, the process ensures that there will be public meetings held at key decision points. Project updates and notices of these events are posted on this website and mailed to residents within the study area.

To obtain copies of the public consultation presentations and notices, please email Carla Schreiber or phone 416-394-2607.

The third Community Consultation Meeting and Open House was held on:

Wednesday May 25, 2016
Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall
Council Chambers (Main Level)
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The purpose of this meeting was to provide an update on the Study Process and to present a draft of the final study findings for the area. The public was invited to attend this meeting to provide input into the development of a vision for future growth within the area. Additional information can be found in:

  • Second Phase Memo, April 2015
  • Third Phase Memo, August 2015

The second Community Consultation Meeting and Open House provided an update on the Study Process and presented the Phase 1 Findings, which included three Development Options for the area.

The public is invited to attend this meeting to provide input into the development of a vision for future growth within the area. It was held on:

Wednesday April 08, 2015
Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall
Council Chambers (Main Level)
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Additional details can be found in the Consultation Meeting Notice, the Public Meeting Presentation with Development Options and the Sherway Area Study First Phase Memo.

The first community consultation introduced the Study, and provided an opportunity for community input to begin developing a vision to guide future growth within the area.

Wednesday June 25, 2014
Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall
Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 (Basement)
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This meeting also served as the first public consultation in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process for the Transportation Master Plan and Servicing Master Plan to be developed as part of the Study. Additional details can be found in the Consultation Meeting Notice and the Public Meeting Presentation.

On November 15, 2016, the Etobicoke York Community Council adopted the recommendations of the October 27, 2016 staff report that outlined the Consultant findings resulting from the Sherway Area Study.

This item was considered at the December 13, 2016 meeting of City Council and adopted on consent.  As a result, City staff will begin the work of developing Secondary Plan policies for the area in early 2017. The City Council decision and other supporting documents:

  • Sherway Area Study – Final Staff Report presents the key findings and requests City Council direction to develop an updated planning policy and development framework for the area, in the form of a Secondary Plan.

To obtain copies of the Final Study Documents including: Urban Design and Streetscape Guidelines; Community Services and Facilities Report; Transportation Master Plan and Appendices; and the Servicing Master Plan, please email Carla Schreiber or phone 416-394-2607.

Applications within Study Area

There are presently three active development applications within the study area:

  • 1750 to 1900 The Queensway and 290 to 320 North Queen Street
  • 170 North Queen Street
  • Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre
    • Site Plan Approval application to permit additional retail floor area and an above-grade parking structure