Item - 2015.PG4.2

Tracking Status

PG4.2 - Midtown in Focus - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
16 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 22 - St. Paul's, 25 - Don Valley West

City Council Decision

City Council on June 10, 11 and 12, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council amend draft policy 6.7 in Attachment 1, Draft Official Plan Amendment, to the report (April 17, 2015) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning by amending sub-policy (b) and adding a new sub-policy (c) as follows and renumbering all subsequent sub-policies: 

(b) A minimum 5 metre setback at grade and above established grade from the property line will be provided on all Greenway street frontages in Mixed Use Areas and Apartment Neighbourhoods.

(c) A minimum 7.5 metre setback at grade and above established grade from the property line will be provided on both sides of Erskine Avenue between Yonge Street and Mount Pleasant Road."

2.  City Council amend the Official Plan, as amended, substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment, attached to the report (April 17, 2015) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as Attachment 1.

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment as may be required.

 

4.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the General Managers of Transportation Services, Toronto Water, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Economic Development and Culture and Children’s Services, as well as other applicable divisions and agencies, to undertake further review of the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan in accordance with the planning priorities identified in the report (April 17, 2015) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, use the robust and high standard of public consultation used throughout the Midtown in Focus process and bring forward a Proposals Report in early 2016 to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on the emerging directions.

 

5.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the General Managers of Transportation Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Toronto Water, Real Estate Services, Engineering and Construction Services, Finance and Economic Development and Culture, as well as other applicable divisions and agencies, to bring forward a report in early 2016 to the Planning and Growth Management Committee outlining the proposed Implementation Strategy for the Midtown in Focus Parks, Open Space and Streetscape Plan, specifically as it relates to 'quick hit' projects that are able to be implemented in the near term and potential funding sources. 

 

6.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review and report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee in the first quarter of 2016, or sooner, on what Official Plan policies and other planning tools can be employed to manage future growth and provide for the timely improvement of hard and soft infrastructure in the area covered by the Yonge Eglinton Secondary Plan.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Committee)

(April 17, 2015) Report and Attachment 1 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Midtown in Focus - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-79743.pdf
(April 23, 2015) Notice of Public Meeting to be Held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee (Under the Planning Act)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-79780.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(May 6, 2015) Letter from Robert A. Dragicevic, Senior Principal, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited (PG.New.PG4.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52596.pdf
(May 8, 2015) Letter from Ann King, Chair, Community Liaison Committee, Stanley Knowles Housing Co-operative (PG.New.PG4.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52601.pdf
(May 11, 2015) Letter from Patrick Devine, Devine Park LLP (PG.New.PG4.2.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52649.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from Burns Wattie, Chair, Cycle Toronto's Yonge Working Group (PG.New.PG4.2.4)
(May 13, 2015) Letter from Tom Worrall, Volunteer Board Member, Cycle Toronto (PG.New.PG4.2.5)
(May 13, 2015) Letter from Terry Mills, ARRIS Strategy Studio (PG.New.PG4.2.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52698.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from Adam J. Brown, Sherman Brown, Barristers and Solicitors (PG.New.PG4.2.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52701.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from Christopher J. Tanzola, Partner, Overland LLP (PG.New.PG4.2.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52702.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from Robert A. Dragicevic, Senior Principal, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited - 58 and 70 Montgomery Avenue (PG.Main.PG4.2.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52703.pdf
(May 14, 2015) Letter from Robert A. Dragicevic, Senior Principal, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited - 40 Erskine Avenue (PG.New.PG4.2.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52705.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from Robert A. Dragicevic, Senior Principal, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited - 89 and 101 Roehampton Avenue (PG.New.PG4.2.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52707.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans, Barristers and Solicitors - 100 Broadway Avenue (PG.New.PG4.2.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52708.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans Barristers and Solicitors - 117 - 127 Broadway Avenue (PG.New.PG4.2.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52709.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from David Byrne, Vice President, Roselawn and Main Urban Properties (PG.New.PG4.2.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52710.pdf
(February 15, 2015) Submission from Terry Mills, ARRIS Strategy Studio - Submission on file in City Clerk's Office (PG.New.PG4.2.15)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-11-2015 10:04 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG4.2 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Rob Ford
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson

PG4.2 - Midtown in Focus - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
16 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 22 - St. Paul's, 25 - Don Valley West

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend draft policy 6.7 in Attachment 1, Draft Official Plan Amendment, to the report (April 17, 2015) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning by amending sub-policy (b) and adding a new sub-policy (c) as follows and renumbering all subsequent sub-policies: 

(b) A minimum 5 metre setback at grade and above established grade from the property line will be provided on all Greenway street frontages in Mixed Use Areas and Apartment Neighbourhoods.

(c) A minimum 7.5 metre setback at grade and above established grade from the property line will be provided on both sides of Erskine Avenue between Yonge Street and Mount Pleasant Road."

2.  City Council amend the Official Plan, as amended, substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment, attached to the report (April 17, 2015) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as Attachment 1 .

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment as may be required.

 

4.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the General Managers of Transportation Services, Toronto Water, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Economic Development and Culture and Children’s Services, as well as other applicable divisions and agencies, to undertake further review of the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan in accordance with the planning priorities identified in the report (April 17, 2015) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, use the robust and high standard of public consultation used throughout the Midtown in Focus process and bring forward a Proposals Report in early 2016 to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on the emerging directions.

 

5.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the General Managers of Transportation Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Toronto Water, Real Estate Services, Engineering and Construction Services, Finance and Economic Development and Culture, as well as other applicable divisions and agencies, to bring forward a report in early 2016 to the Planning and Growth Management Committee outlining the proposed Implementation Strategy for the Midtown in Focus Parks, Open Space and Streetscape Plan, specifically as it relates to 'quick hit' projects that are able to be implemented in the near term and potential funding sources. 

 

6.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review and report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee in the first quarter of 2016, or sooner, on what Official Plan policies and other planning tools can be employed to manage future growth and provide for the timely improvement of hard and soft infrastructure in the area covered by the Yonge Eglinton Secondary Plan.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee held a public meeting on May 14, 2015, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(April 17, 2015) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

At its August 2014 meeting, City Council adopted the Midtown in Focus Parks, Open Space and Streetscape Plan for the Yonge-Eglinton area (Midtown in Focus Plan) and supported the strategies and initiatives identified in the Plan to inform the priorities for local capital investment, assist in obtaining and directing Section 37 funds for community improvements, identify a parkland acquisition strategy and guide the review of development applications.  To advance implementation of the Plan, City Council requested that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, prepare draft amendments to the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan to implement the Midtown in Focus Plan and its objectives.

 

This report summarizes the proposed amendments to the Secondary Plan (refer to Attachment 1).  The proposed amendments integrate the Council-adopted Midtown in Focus Plan into the existing planning framework of the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan.  An enhanced policy framework is necessary to secure the Midtown in Focus vision of more liveable, walkable and memorable public spaces across the Yonge-Eglinton area. 

 

This report also outlines the scope of work for an additional phase of planning activity to be initiated in 2015 and reported out in 2016 that will further enhance the existing planning framework for the Yonge-Eglinton area.

Background Information

(April 17, 2015) Report and Attachment 1 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Midtown in Focus - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-79743.pdf
(April 23, 2015) Notice of Public Meeting to be Held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee (Under the Planning Act)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-79780.pdf

Communications

(May 6, 2015) Letter from Robert A. Dragicevic, Senior Principal, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited (PG.New.PG4.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52596.pdf
(May 8, 2015) Letter from Ann King, Chair, Community Liaison Committee, Stanley Knowles Housing Co-operative (PG.New.PG4.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52601.pdf
(May 11, 2015) Letter from Patrick Devine, Devine Park LLP (PG.New.PG4.2.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52649.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from Burns Wattie, Chair, Cycle Toronto's Yonge Working Group (PG.New.PG4.2.4)
(May 13, 2015) Letter from Tom Worrall, Volunteer Board Member, Cycle Toronto (PG.New.PG4.2.5)
(May 13, 2015) Letter from Terry Mills, ARRIS Strategy Studio (PG.New.PG4.2.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52698.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from Adam J. Brown, Sherman Brown, Barristers and Solicitors (PG.New.PG4.2.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52701.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from Christopher J. Tanzola, Partner, Overland LLP (PG.New.PG4.2.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52702.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from Robert A. Dragicevic, Senior Principal, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited - 58 and 70 Montgomery Avenue (PG.Main.PG4.2.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52703.pdf
(May 14, 2015) Letter from Robert A. Dragicevic, Senior Principal, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited - 40 Erskine Avenue (PG.New.PG4.2.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52705.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from Robert A. Dragicevic, Senior Principal, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited - 89 and 101 Roehampton Avenue (PG.New.PG4.2.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52707.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans, Barristers and Solicitors - 100 Broadway Avenue (PG.New.PG4.2.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52708.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans Barristers and Solicitors - 117 - 127 Broadway Avenue (PG.New.PG4.2.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52709.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Letter from David Byrne, Vice President, Roselawn and Main Urban Properties (PG.New.PG4.2.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-52710.pdf
(February 15, 2015) Submission from Terry Mills, ARRIS Strategy Studio - Submission on file in City Clerk's Office (PG.New.PG4.2.15)

Speakers

Ann King, Chair, Community Liaison Committee, Stanley Knowles Housing Co-operative
Burns Wattie, Cycle Toronto
Tom Worrall, Cycle Toronto
Ben Daube, President, The Sherwood Park Residents' Association
Terry Mills, ARRIS Strategy Studio
Councillor Josh Matlow

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb (Carried)

That:

 

City Council amend draft policy 6.7 in Attachment 1, Draft Official Plan Amendment by amending sub-policy (b) and adding a new sub-policy (c) as follows and renumbering all subsequent sub-policies:

 

"(b)  A minimum 5 metre setback at grade and above established grade from the property line will be provided on all Greenway street frontages in Mixed Use Areas and Apartment Neighbourhoods.

 

(c)  A minimum 7.5 metre setback at grade and above established grade from the property line will be provided on both sides of Erskine Avenue between Yonge Street and Mount Pleasant Road."


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That:

 

City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review and report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee in the first quarter of 2016, or sooner, on what Official Plan policies and other planning tools can be employed to manage future growth and provide for the timely improvement of hard and soft infrastructure in the area covered by the Yonge Eglinton Secondary Plan.


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