Item - 2017.TE24.3

Tracking Status

TE24.3 - College Street Study - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
20 - Trinity-Spadina

City Council Decision

City Council on May 24, 25 and 26, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands along College Street generally between McCaul Street and Bathurst Street substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment 1 to the report (April 25, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

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

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor and any required staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board to support the draft Site and Area Specific Official Plan Policy as may be required.

 

4.  City Council adopt the Urban Design Guidelines attached as Attachment 3 to the report (April 10, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

5.  City Council direct the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services to report to the Toronto Preservation Board and the Toronto and East York Community Council on the possibility for inclusion on the City's Heritage Register of the potential heritage resources identified in the study area as illustrated in Attachment 4 to the report (April 10, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

6.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review the appropriate size for retail units for the north side of College Street between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street and to report to City Council on any necessary amendments to the Zoning By-law to limit retail unit size in this area.

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 10, 2017) Report and Attachments 1 - 6 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - College Street Study - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-103021.pdf
Attachment 3 - College Street Urban Design Guidelines
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-103303.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(May 17, 2017) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on College Street Study - Official Plan Amendment (TE24.3b)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-104106.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(April 23, 2017) Letter from Michael Domovitch, President, The Domus Group (TE.Supp.TE24.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-68960.pdf
(April 26, 2017) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP, on behalf of BRL Realty Limited (TE.Supp.TE24.3.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-69028.pdf
(April 27, 2017) E-mail from Michael Domovitch, President, The Domus Group (TE.Supp.TE24.3.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-69065.pdf
(May 1, 2017) Letter from Roslyn Houser, Goodmans LLP, on behalf of 2041134 Ontario Limited (TE.Supp.TE24.3.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-69085.pdf
(May 1, 2017) Letter from Signe Leisk, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, on behalf of The Governing Council of the University of Toronto (TE.Supp.TE24.3.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-69086.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(May 23, 2017) Letter from Ian Andres, Goodmans LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, on behalf of 431 College Street (SD) GP Inc. (CC.Supp.TE24.3.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-69505.pdf

3a - College Street Study - Official Plan Amendment - Supplementary Report

Background Information (Community Council)
(April 25, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - College Street Study - Official Plan Amendment - Supplementary Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-103306.pdf

TE24.3 - College Street Study - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
20 - Trinity-Spadina

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 along College Street generally between McCaul Street and Bathurst Street substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment 1 to the report (April 25, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

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

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor and any required staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board to support the draft Site and Area Specific Official Plan Policy as may be required.

 

4.  City Council adopt the Urban Design Guidelines attached as Attachment 3 to the report (April 10, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

5.  City Council direct the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services to report to the Toronto Preservation Board and to the Toronto and East York Community Council on the possibility for inclusion on the City's Heritage Register of the potential heritage resources identified in the study area as illustrated in Attachment 4 to the report (April 10, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

6.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review the appropriate size for retail units for the north side of College Street between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street and to report to City Council on any necessary amendments to the Zoning By-law to limit retail unit size in this area.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council requested the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to report directly to City Council regarding the matters raised by both the deputants and in the communications received at the Toronto and East York Community Council meeting on May 2, 2017.

 

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on May 2, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(April 10, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

In February 2012, Toronto and East York Community Council requested Staff to review the policy context for College Street generally from University Avenue to Bathurst Street to address: land use and the inclusion of institutional uses within mixed-use buildings; building scale and height; and public realm, including special places and pedestrian improvements.  This was later amended to include analysis of the social value of buildings, in addition to built form and physical character. This report summarizes the outcome of the College Street Study, and recommends the adoption of a new Official Plan Site and Area Specific Policy (SASP)  and area-specific Urban Design Guidelines to guide development for the area of College Street generally from McCaul Street to Bathurst Street.

 

Planning Staff have held three Community Consultation meetings and four Stakeholder Advisory Committee meetings since beginning the Study in 2013.

 

This report discusses the methodology, considerations and community comments that informed the planning study and details the planning rationale associated with each component of the draft area-specific Official Plan policy.

 

The College Street Site and Specific Policy is intended to provide clear direction to stakeholders on the expectations of the City of Toronto and the community.  While a number of the policies in the draft Official Plan Amendment provide direction for the entire Study Area, the Study Area is divided into 6 distinct Character Areas and the draft Official Plan Amendment provides further direction specific to development in each Character Area to reflect the unique characteristics of each Character Area.

Background Information

(April 10, 2017) Report and Attachments 1 - 6 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - College Street Study - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-103021.pdf
Attachment 3 - College Street Urban Design Guidelines
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-103303.pdf

Communications

(April 23, 2017) Letter from Michael Domovitch, President, The Domus Group (TE.Supp.TE24.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-68960.pdf
(April 26, 2017) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP, on behalf of BRL Realty Limited (TE.Supp.TE24.3.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-69028.pdf
(April 27, 2017) E-mail from Michael Domovitch, President, The Domus Group (TE.Supp.TE24.3.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-69065.pdf
(May 1, 2017) Letter from Roslyn Houser, Goodmans LLP, on behalf of 2041134 Ontario Limited (TE.Supp.TE24.3.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-69085.pdf
(May 1, 2017) Letter from Signe Leisk, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, on behalf of The Governing Council of the University of Toronto (TE.Supp.TE24.3.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-69086.pdf

Speakers

Matthew Garnet
Sue Dexter, Harbord Village Residents' Association

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Cressy (Carried)

The Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.  Request the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to report directly to City Council regarding the matters raised by the deputants and in the correspondence received by Community Council on May 2, 2017.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-02-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Mary Fragedakis

2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

3a - College Street Study - Official Plan Amendment - Supplementary Report

Origin
(April 25, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This supplementary report recommends amendments to the draft Official Plan Amendment attached to the April 10, 2017 "College Street Study – Official Plan Amendment – Final Report".  The key revisions include incorporation of a new policy relating to properties designated Neighbourhoods in the Study Area, providing for additional flexibility in setbacks adjacent to public streets, and minor modifications to some policies for the purposes of clarity.

Background Information
(April 25, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - College Street Study - Official Plan Amendment - Supplementary Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-103306.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council