Item - 2014.PG33.6

Tracking Status

PG33.6 - Final Report on Areas for Proposed Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) Zone

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council revise the draft zoning by-law amendments to City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 included in Attachment 2 of the report (May 2, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning by deleting the words "performing arts studio", "production studio", "artist studio", and "custom workshop" from part (B) in Section 2 of the amending by-law so that part (B) will read: "A service shop, or a veterinary hospital are located in non-residential buildings on the lot;".

 

2.         City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 by changing some of the Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) zoning requirements and applying the RAC zone to selected apartment building sites substantially in accordance with the draft zoning by-law amendments included in Attachment 2 of the report (May 2, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning , as amended by Part 1 above. 

 

3.          City Council determine that no further notice is required pursuant to Section 34(17) of the Planning Act with respect to the amendments to City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 referred to in Part 1 above.

 

4.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft zoning by-law amendments included in Attachment 2 of the report (May 2, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning as may be required.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered Items PG33.6 headed "Final Report on Areas for Proposed Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) Zone" and PG33.7 headed "Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) Zoning: Supporting Implementation" together.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Committee)

(May 2, 2014) Report and Attachment 1 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division on the Final Report on Areas for Proposed Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) Zone
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69367.pdf
(May 2, 2014) Draft Amendments from the Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning Division on the Final Report on Areas for Proposed Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) Zone
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69500.pdf
(May 8, 2014) Notice of Public Meeting to be Held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee (Under the Planning Act)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69379.pdf
(May 29, 2014) Presentation on Areas for Proposed Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) Zone - Report on Consulation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69673.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(June 10, 2014) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division (PG33.6a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-70430.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 24, 2014) E-mail from David Willis, President, Board of Directors, South Riverdale Community Health Centre (PG.Main.PG33.6.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47624.pdf
(May 5, 2014) Letter from Wendy Nott, Senior Principal, Walker, Nott, Draglicevic Associates Limited re: 2667-2677 Kipling Avenue (PG.Main.PG33.6.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47625.pdf
(May 5, 2014) Letter from Wendy Nott, Senior Principal, Walker, Nott, Draglicevic Associates Limited re: 1765-1775 Weston Road (PG.Main.PG33.6.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47626.pdf
(May 27, 2014) Letter from Daryl Chong, President & CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (PG.New.PG33.6.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47788.pdf
(May 27, 2014) E-mail from Robert Bathgate (PG.New.PG33.6.5)
(May 29, 2014) Letter from Pedro Barata, Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs, United Way Toronto (PG.New.PG33.6.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47795.pdf
(May 29, 2014) Letter from Graeme Stewart, ERA Architects, Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal (PG.New.PG33.6.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47821.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(June 9, 2014) Letter from Robert G. Doumani, Aird and Berlis LLP (CC.New.PG33.6.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-47940.pdf
(June 11, 2014) Letter from Eileen Denny, Vice Chair, Confederation of Resident & Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (CC.New.PG33.6.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48019.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That City Council adopt the following recommendations contained in the supplementary report (June 9, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning [PG33.6a]:

 

1.         City Council revise the draft zoning by-law amendments to City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 included in Attachment 2 of the report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning dated May 2, 2014 (PG33.6) by deleting the words "performing arts studio", "production studio", "artist studio", and "custom workshop" from part (B) in Section 2 of the amending by-law so that part (B) will read: "A service shop, or a veterinary hospital are located in non-residential buildings on the lot;".

 

2.         City Council determine that no further notice is required pursuant to Section 34(17) of the Planning Act with respect to the amendments to City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 referred to in recommendation 1 of this report.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-13-2014 2:21 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG33.6 - Ainslie - motion 1a
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz

1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Withdrawn)

That:

 

1.         City Council request the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee in the first quarter of 2015 on amendments to Chapter 694 of the Toronto Municipal Code to permit signage appropriate for the identification and advertising of commercial and institutional uses on properties in Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) Zones.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That Councillor Ainslie be permitted to withdraw motion 1b.

Vote (Withdraw a Motion) Jun-13-2014 2:20 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG33.6 - Ainslie - Withdraw motion
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-13-2014 2:22 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG33.6 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz

PG33.6 - Final Report on Areas for Proposed Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) Zone

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Committee Recommendations

The Planning Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 by changing some of the Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) zoning requirements and applying the RAC zone to selected apartment building sites  substantially in accordance with the draft zoning by-law amendments included in Attachment 2 of the report (May 2, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning; and 

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft zoning by-law amendments included in Attachment 2 of the report (May 2, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning as may be required.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee:

 

1.         Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review the requirements that limits the location of arts studios to a separate building, in consultation with the Toronto Arts Council, and report directly to City Council.

 

2          Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee at the earliest opportunity to include 1765-1775 Weston Road in the Residential Apartment Commercial zone.

 

The Director, Zoning By-law and Environmental Planning, City Planning, gave a presentation to the Planning and Growth Management Committee.

 

Origin

(May 2, 2014) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

The new Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) zone will permit a number of small-scale commercial and community uses on apartment building sites, providing opportunities for new ventures which will contribute to the vibrancy and diversity of apartment neighbourhoods.

 

The new uses may include, for example, small shops, food markets, cafes, learning centres, barbershops, doctor's offices, community centres and places of worship. The RAC zone requires the apartment site to have at least 100 units in order to have these uses and each shop is limited in size. As well, the total maximum amount of floor area devoted to non-residential uses is restricted in order to ensure these uses remain oriented to the local area. In this manner, the RAC zone regulations allow the flexibility for these uses and services to occur, thereby improving the neighbourhood conveniences, while ensuring they remain compatible with the primary residential uses.

 

This report outlines the results of the public consultation on the final recommended areas for application of the RAC zoning and proposed amendments to the City-wide Zoning By-law pertaining to the RAC zone.

Background Information

(May 2, 2014) Report and Attachment 1 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division on the Final Report on Areas for Proposed Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) Zone
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69367.pdf
(May 2, 2014) Draft Amendments from the Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning Division on the Final Report on Areas for Proposed Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) Zone
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69500.pdf
(May 8, 2014) Notice of Public Meeting to be Held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee (Under the Planning Act)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69379.pdf
(May 29, 2014) Presentation on Areas for Proposed Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) Zone - Report on Consulation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69673.pdf

Communications

(April 24, 2014) E-mail from David Willis, President, Board of Directors, South Riverdale Community Health Centre (PG.Main.PG33.6.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47624.pdf
(May 5, 2014) Letter from Wendy Nott, Senior Principal, Walker, Nott, Draglicevic Associates Limited re: 2667-2677 Kipling Avenue (PG.Main.PG33.6.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47625.pdf
(May 5, 2014) Letter from Wendy Nott, Senior Principal, Walker, Nott, Draglicevic Associates Limited re: 1765-1775 Weston Road (PG.Main.PG33.6.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47626.pdf
(May 27, 2014) Letter from Daryl Chong, President & CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (PG.New.PG33.6.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47788.pdf
(May 27, 2014) E-mail from Robert Bathgate (PG.New.PG33.6.5)
(May 29, 2014) Letter from Pedro Barata, Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs, United Way Toronto (PG.New.PG33.6.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47795.pdf
(May 29, 2014) Letter from Graeme Stewart, ERA Architects, Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal (PG.New.PG33.6.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47821.pdf

Speakers

Pedro Barata and Graeme Stewart, United Way Toronto/ E.R.A. Architects
Claire Hopkinson, Director & CEO, Toronto Arts Council
Daryl Chong, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association
Eileen Denny, Vice-Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto

Motions

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Filion (Carried)

That the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning review the requirements that limits the location of arts studios to a separate building in consultation with the Toronto Arts Council and report directly to City Council.


Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

Request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee at the earliest opportunity to include 1765-1775 Weston Road in the RAC zone.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council