Item - 2013.TE28.9

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 16, 2013 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by the Toronto and East York Community Council on November 19, 2013 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on December 16, 2013.

TE28.9 - Final Report - Local Area Study - Lands Along the CN Rail Tracks from Queen Street West to Dupont Street - Ward 18

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted on Consent
Ward:
18 - Davenport

City Council Decision

City Council on December 16, 17 and 18, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council adopt the Study, entitled "Besides the Tracks: Knitting the Rail Corridor Back to the Community", attached at Attachment 1 to the report (November 4, 2013) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.         City Council direct City Staff to use this framework to review development applications as well as infrastructure investment in the long-term for the lands within the Study Area.

 

3.         City Council request the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, in consultation with appropriate City Divisions, to report back in the first quarter of 2014 on an implementation strategy, including quick hits to move forward with elements of the "Besides the Tracks" Study.

Background Information (Community Council)

(November 4, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Local Area Study - Lands Along the CN Rail Tracks from Queen Street West to Dupont Street - Ward 18 - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-63438.pdf
Attachment 1 - "Besides the Tracks: Knitting the Rail Corridor Back to the Community" - Final Report - Local Area Study - Lands Along the CN Rail Tracks from Queen Street West to Dupont Street - Ward 18 - Part 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-63439.pdf
Attachment 1 - "Besides the Tracks: Knitting the Rail Corridor Back to the Community" - Final Report - Local Area Study - Lands Along the CN Rail Tracks from Queen Street West to Dupont Street - Ward 18 - Part 2
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-63493.pdf
Attachment 1 - "Besides the Tracks: Knitting the Rail Corridor Back to the Community" - Final Report - Local Area Study - Lands Along the CN Rail Tracks from Queen Street West to Dupont Street - Ward 18 - Part 3
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-63494.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(November 18, 2013) E-mail from Todd Ambachtsheer (TE.Supp.TE28.9.1)
(November 19, 2013) E-mail from Andrea Dawber (TE.Supp.TE28.9.2)

TE28.9 - Final Report - Local Area Study - Lands Along the CN Rail Tracks from Queen Street West to Dupont Street - Ward 18

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
18 - Davenport

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adopt the Study, entitled "Besides the Tracks: Knitting the Rail Corridor Back to the Community", attached at Attachment 1 to the report (November 4, 2013) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.         City Council direct City Staff to use this framework to review development applications as well as infrastructure investment in the long-term for the lands within the Study Area.

 

3.         City Council request the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, in consultation with appropriate City Divisions, to report back in the first quarter of 2014 on an implementation strategy, including quick hits to move forward with elements of the "Besides the Tracks" Study.

Origin

(November 4, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

In March 2011, Toronto and East York Community Council requested City Planning to conduct a review of lands abutting the CN railway, which form the western boundary of Ward 18. The Study did not look at land use as this was being considered through the Municipal Comprehensive Review, but focused on opportunities to improve this area and better connect it to the surrounding neighbourhood. The result will help the City to proactively respond to any development proposals in the area and plan for the long-term investment and revitalization of these lands. The Study responds to a unique combination of factors including relatively large industrial sites lacking local infrastructure immediately bounded by stable neighbourhoods. In addition, the area is under increasing development pressures. 

 

City staff, the Ward Councillor and members of the community have worked together to develop a vision for new development and direct infrastructure investment within the Study Area. In addition, an inter-divisional staff team worked on the project and were involved in developing the recommendations. The Study outlines short-term and long-term recommendations pertaining to parks, the transportation network (including new roads, bikeways, parking and walkways), heritage buildings, urban design and community services and facilities.

Background Information

(November 4, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Local Area Study - Lands Along the CN Rail Tracks from Queen Street West to Dupont Street - Ward 18 - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-63438.pdf
Attachment 1 - "Besides the Tracks: Knitting the Rail Corridor Back to the Community" - Final Report - Local Area Study - Lands Along the CN Rail Tracks from Queen Street West to Dupont Street - Ward 18 - Part 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-63439.pdf
Attachment 1 - "Besides the Tracks: Knitting the Rail Corridor Back to the Community" - Final Report - Local Area Study - Lands Along the CN Rail Tracks from Queen Street West to Dupont Street - Ward 18 - Part 2
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-63493.pdf
Attachment 1 - "Besides the Tracks: Knitting the Rail Corridor Back to the Community" - Final Report - Local Area Study - Lands Along the CN Rail Tracks from Queen Street West to Dupont Street - Ward 18 - Part 3
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-63494.pdf

Communications

(November 18, 2013) E-mail from Todd Ambachtsheer (TE.Supp.TE28.9.1)
(November 19, 2013) E-mail from Andrea Dawber (TE.Supp.TE28.9.2)

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)
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