Item - 2016.TE13.8

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on February 3, 2016 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by the Toronto and East York Community Council on January 19, 2016 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on February 3, 2016.
  • See also By-law 87-2016

TE13.8 - Final Report - Queen Street East/Ashbridge Precinct Planning Study - City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment and Urban Design Guidelines

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted on Consent
Wards:
30 - Toronto-Danforth, 32 - Beaches-East York

City Council Decision

City Council on February 3 and 4, 2016, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands fronting on Queen Street East between Leslie Street and Coxwell Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment 4 to the report (December 15, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.  City Council adopt the Urban Design Guidelines attached as Attachment 5 to the report (December 15, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3.  City Council request the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, City Planning to research and evaluate properties on Queen Street East in the Ashbridge Precinct, located between Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue, for inclusion on the City's Heritage Register.

 

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

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Community Council)

(December 15, 2015) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Queen Street East/Ashbridge Precinct Planning Study - City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment and Urban Design Guidelines - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-87083.pdf
Attachment - Part 1 - Queen Street East: Ashbridge Precinct Urban Design Guidelines - Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-87228.pdf
Attachment - Part 2 - Queen Street East: Ashbridge Precinct Urban Design Guidelines - Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-87229.pdf
Attachment - Part 3 - Queen Street East: Ashbridge Precinct Urban Design Guidelines - Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-87230.pdf
Attachment - Part 4 - Queen Street East: Ashbridge Precinct Urban Design Guidelines - Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-87234.pdf
Attachment - Part 5 - Queen Street East: Ashbridge Precinct Urban Design Guidelines - Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-87235.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(January 17, 2016) Letter from Victoria Dinnick, Chair, Leslieville Community Coalition (TE.Supp.TE13.8.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-58152.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(February 1, 2016) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP (CC.Supp.TE13.8.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-58763.pdf
(February 2, 2016) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP (CC.New.TE13.8.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-58760.pdf

TE13.8 - Final Report - Queen Street East/Ashbridge Precinct Planning Study - City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment and Urban Design Guidelines

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
30 - Toronto-Danforth, 32 - Beaches-East York

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands fronting on Queen Street East between Leslie Street and Coxwell Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment 4 to the report (December 15, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.  City Council adopt the Urban Design Guidelines attached as Attachment 5 to the report (December 15, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3.  City Council request the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, City Planning Division to research and evaluate properties on Queen Street East in the Ashbridge Precinct, located between Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue, for inclusion on the City's Heritage Register.

 

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

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on January 19, 2016, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(December 15, 2015) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

In June 2014, City Council directed City Planning staff to determine if either the existing Urban Design Guidelines for Queen Street East (between Coxwell Avenue and Neville Park Boulevard) or the Leslieville Urban Design Guidelines (between Jimmie Simpson Park and Leslie Street) should be extended to apply to the portion of Queen Street between Leslie Street and Coxwell Avenue.  This area sits between the aforementioned study areas to the east and west.

 

This report summarizes the outcome of the Queen Street East/Ashbridge Precinct Planning Study; provides a draft City-initiated Official Plan Amendment for the study area; and recommends approval of the area-specific Queen Street East/Ashbridge Precinct Urban Design Guidelines to guide development within the study area.

Background Information

(December 15, 2015) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Queen Street East/Ashbridge Precinct Planning Study - City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment and Urban Design Guidelines - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-87083.pdf
Attachment - Part 1 - Queen Street East: Ashbridge Precinct Urban Design Guidelines - Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-87228.pdf
Attachment - Part 2 - Queen Street East: Ashbridge Precinct Urban Design Guidelines - Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-87229.pdf
Attachment - Part 3 - Queen Street East: Ashbridge Precinct Urban Design Guidelines - Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-87230.pdf
Attachment - Part 4 - Queen Street East: Ashbridge Precinct Urban Design Guidelines - Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-87234.pdf
Attachment - Part 5 - Queen Street East: Ashbridge Precinct Urban Design Guidelines - Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-87235.pdf

Communications

(January 17, 2016) Letter from Victoria Dinnick, Chair, Leslieville Community Coalition (TE.Supp.TE13.8.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-58152.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jan-19-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Paula Fletcher, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton (Chair), Pam McConnell
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council