The West Queen West Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study was prioritized by City Council in March 2015. The purpose of the HCD Study was to provide an overall understanding of the area’s history and heritage character and to determine if an HCD would be an appropriate heritage planning tool for the area.
The City of Toronto’s City Planning Division initiated the West Queen West HCD Study in Spring 2016, engaging a consultant team led by EVOQ Architecture (formerly FGMDA) to conduct the study.
The Study phase concluded in June 2017 with the recommendation to proceed to the Plan phase for a potential West Queen West HCD (Bathurst to Dufferin) and Parkdale Main Street HCD (Dufferin to MacDonnell/Jameson).
The purpose of the HCD Plan phase is to develop policies and guidelines to conserve the cultural heritage value and heritage attributes of the two areas. The process includes two public meetings, as well as the convening of a community advisory group to provide specific and detailed feedback on policy directions and recommendations.
The West Queen West HCD Study Area includes all properties fronting onto Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue. The Study Area may be further divided through the Study process, and does not necessarily reflect any potential HCD boundary.
The boundary for the proposed West Queen West HCD Plan includes Queen Street West from Bathurst Street to Dufferin Street. The boundary for the proposed Parkdale Main Street HCD Plan includes Queen Street West from Dufferin Street to MacDonnell/Jameson Avenue.
The West Queen West HCD Study was initiated in Spring 2016 and concluded in Summer 2017 with a recommendation to proceed to the Plan Phase for a potential West Queen West HCD (Bathurst to Dufferin) and Parkdale Main Street HCD (Dufferin to MacDonnell/Jameson).
The HCD Plan Phase will be initiated in Spring 2018 and is estimated to take one year to complete. Once complete, the proposed HCD Plans for West Queen West and Parkdale Main Street will be presented to the Toronto Preservation Board, Toronto East York Community Council and City Council to consider the designation of the two HCDs.