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On September 9, 2020, City Planning staff conducted a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting to kick-off the Transportation Master Plan that is part of the Yonge Street North Planning Study. Within the study area, this long-term plan will identify and recommend transportation improvements, including:

  • New road connections
  • Walking and cycling networks
  • Safety and road design
  • Access to public transit
  • Parking
  • Managing travel growth

The Transportation Master Plan will follow Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. It builds upon and updates draft analysis previously initiated. It will identify transportation problems and opportunities, review potential solutions, and provide a plan to implement recommended infrastructure, policies, and initiatives. Opportunities for public and stakeholder consultation will be provided through the study.

In addition, Community Planning staff presented an amended draft Secondary Plan boundary that expanded the boundary further east to Willowdale Avenue and further south to Centre Avenue and initiated a discussion around Missing Middle Housing through the introduction of a range of low-rise, low-scale building types in the expanded boundary area.

You can view the materials on Missing Middle Housing and draft boundary changes and the materials on the Transportation Master Plan. In addition, you can view a copy of the presentation that was presented by Community Planning and Transportation Planning staff on September 9, 2020.

In advance of the virtual Community Consultation Meeting on September 9, 2020, you can view a copy of the materials on Missing Middle Housing and draft boundary changes that will be presented by Community Planning staff. In addition, you can also view a copy of the materials on the Transportation Master Plan that will be presented by Transportation Planning staff.

Following your review of the Transportation Master Plan materials, please take this short survey to share your feedback on transportation priorities, concerns, and trends. We ask that you please provide your feedback on all the materials presented during the Virtual Community Consultation Meeting by September 30, 2020.

On June 20, 2019 staff presented the study to the City’s Design Review Panel. Staff had originally presented to the Panel on June 19, 2012 and had not presented since. The purpose of the presentation was to inform the Panel of the status of the study and to receive feedback on three questions:

  • The consultants proposed tall buildings in the nodes around the future subway stations with mid-rise buildings along Yonge Street and transition areas surrounding the nodes. Are these the appropriate building typologies? Are there other characteristics and particular issues along this stretch of the Yonge Street Corridor that the study should consider?
  • Are the draft Secondary Plan boundaries appropriate or should other areas be included?
  • The consultant proposed a network of parks and open spaces. Is the network appropriate? If so, are there things that can be done to compliment it?

View the Staff Presentation to the Panel

A copy of the minutes of the meeting is available here.

Since the community consultation meeting in 2014, staff have not consulted with the community on the study. This meeting was held to re-launch the study and to receive feedback from the community. Following a presentation from staff, table discussions were held which focused on six topics:

  • Massing
  • Parks & Open Spaces
  • Community Services & Facilities
  • Transportation
  • Streetscape
  • Secondary Plan Boundaries

The feedback received will be used to review and update (if necessary) the previous work done on the study. Following this work, further public consultation will be held.

View the Staff Presentation to the Panel

View the Presentation Boards

View the Meeting Notes

The Yonge Street North Planning Study was initiated in 2011 in response to increasing development pressures in the Yonge Street corridor between Finch and Steeles Avenues. In consultation with the community, the Study will help set the stage for managing growth within the Yonge Street corridor, particularly in light of the planned northerly extension of the Yonge subway line and associated stations at Drewry/Cummer and Steeles Avenues.

At our last meeting in June 2013, the community provided comments on a preferred land use option and transportation alternatives. In November 2013, City Council requested staff to consult with residents on a number of matters including an implementation plan for the Yonge Street North Study area.

View a copy of the Staff Report and Council minutes.

The range of land use options and transportation alternatives have now been assessed, and the purpose of this meeting is for the consultant team to present a draft preferred land use and transportation option and receive comments from the community.

This second community meeting is to help with the second phase of the Study, which involves preparing a series of land use options that will be modeled and tested. The options will consider key elements such as building heights and densities, improvements to community facilities, the parks and open space system, pedestrian amenities and streetscape, and transition to low-density residential areas. As part of evaluating the options, the community will rank specific elements, as well as the options as a whole.

This meeting will introduce the Study and provide an initial opportunity for community input and questions as a basis for development of a draft vision statement.

The land use planning study will also be supported and guided by a Transportation Master Plan and Infrastructure Master Plan including any new roads, sewers and watermains. The Master Plans will satisfy Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process. This includes identifying the problem/opportunity to be addressed, developing and evaluating a reasonable range of alternative solutions, and providing opportunities for public input at key stages.