Item - 2014.PG34.18

Tracking Status

PG34.18 - Official Plan Review: Draft Policies for Healthy Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhoods, and Apartment Neighbourhoods

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct that the draft Official Plan policies in Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (May 20, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning be used as the basis for public consultation.

 

2.         City Council direct staff to conduct open house(s) in each Community Council district of the City and meet with key stakeholders including resident and ratepayer associations, tenant groups and  Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) to obtain comments and feedback regarding the draft changes to the policies for residential areas contained in Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (May 20, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3.         City Council direct staff to report back in the first quarter of 2015 on the findings of the public consultation and proposed policies resulting from the consultations.

Background Information (Committee)

(May 20, 2014) Report and Attachments 1-2 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on the Official Plan Review: Draft Policies for Healthy Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhoods, and Apartment Neighbourhoods
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70183.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council amend Planning and Growth Management Committee Recommendation 2 by adding the words " tenant groups" following "ratepayer associations" so that the recommendation now reads:

 

2.         City Council direct staff to conduct open house(s) in each Community Council district of the City and meet with key stakeholders including resident and ratepayer associations, tenant groups and Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) to obtain comments and feedback regarding the draft changes to the policies for residential areas contained in Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (May 20, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-09-2014 2:22 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.18 - Davis - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-09-2014 2:23 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.18 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Michael Thompson

PG34.18 - Official Plan Review: Draft Policies for Healthy Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhoods, and Apartment Neighbourhoods

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct that the draft Official Plan policies appended to the report (May 20, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in Attachments 1 and 2 to be used as the basis for public consultation.

 

2.         City Council direct staff to conduct open house(s) in each community council district of the City and meet with key stakeholders including resident and ratepayer associations and  Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) to obtain comments and feedback regarding the draft changes to the policies for residential areas contained in Attachments 1 and 2 of the report (May 20, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3.         City Council direct staff to report back in the first quarter of 2015 on the findings of the public consultation and proposed policies resulting from the consultations.

Origin

(May 20, 2014) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

This reports presents draft policies with respect to the Healthy Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhoods and Apartment Neighbourhoods sections of the Official Plan for the purpose of public consultation as part of the Five Year Review of the Official Plan. The draft policies are intended to strengthen and clarify the existing policies that protect the character and scale of existing established residential communities within Neighbourhoods and Apartment Neighbourhoods.

 

The draft policies add clarity to the policy framework as it pertains to a number of areas including limited infill development on sites with an existing apartment building(s) in Neighbourhoods and Apartment Neighbourhoods where there is sufficient surplus space to accommodate additional development while preserving amenities for residents of existing apartment buildings.

 

The draft policies also implement the City's Tower Renewal Initiative by encouraging small scale retail, institutional uses and community facilities on sites with high rise apartment buildings surrounded by large open space and isolated from community, institutional and retail facilities.  The draft policies encourage the renovation and retrofitting of older multi-residential apartment buildings.

 

The draft policies have been formulated to address issues raised as a result of feedback received at the initial series of public open houses at the commencement of the Five Year Review of the Official Plan in the fall of 2011, consultations with the Tower Renewal Office and internal consultations within the City Planning Division.

Background Information

(May 20, 2014) Report and Attachments 1-2 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on the Official Plan Review: Draft Policies for Healthy Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhoods, and Apartment Neighbourhoods
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70183.pdf

Speakers

Eileen Denny, Vice-Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto
Michael Rosenberg

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Josh Colle (Carried)
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