Item - 2018.PG27.2

Tracking Status

PG27.2 - ConsumersNext: Planning for People and Business at Sheppard and Victoria Park- Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
33 - Don Valley East, 40 - Scarborough Agincourt

City Council Decision

City Council on March 26 and 27, 2018, adopted the following:  

 

1.  City Council adopt Official Plan Amendment for the ConsumersNext Secondary Plan attached as Attachment 2 to the supplementary report (March 20, 2018) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning. 

 

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 direct staff to use the ConsumersNext Secondary Plan in the evaluation of all current and new development proposals falling within its boundaries.

 

4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and other staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board and request to modify Official Plan Amendment 231 to delete Site and Area Specific Policy 386.

 

5. City Council request staff to bring forward Zoning By-law amendments to Zoning By-law 569-2013 and former City of North York Zoning By-law 7625 to implement the land uses and performance standards provided for by the ConsumersNext Secondary Plan.

 

6. City Council endorse the Draft Boundaries for Major Transit Station Areas map attached as Attachment 3 to the report (January 31, 2018) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to be considered in the context of the review of major transit station through a city-wide Growth Plan conformity exercise.

 

7.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Executive Committee by no later than the third quarter of 2019, in the context of evaluating the next stage of transit priorities in the Official Plan Transportation Policy Review Phase 2, in the current work on the Relief Line North, and in future work on the Sheppard East LRT, the feasibility of extending the Sheppard subway line (line 4) to the Consumers Road Business Park with a Class 5 cost estimate with specific reference to:

 

i. updated costs for the 2007 Sheppard East LRT Class Environmental Assessment Study for:

 

1. Recommended Option 2b – LRT underground to subway platform level at Don Mills Station; and


2. Recommended Option 3b – Shallow subway extension to Consumers Road with surface LRT;


ii.  potential ridership from the Sheppard subway line (Line 4);

 

iii. potential ridership from the Sheppard LRT;

 

iv. the number of employees currently working and forecasted to work in the Consumers Road Business Park and how this compares with other centres of employment in Toronto; and

 

v. an assessment of the current travel mode and direction of travel to and from the Business Park and potential impact of the higher order of transit (subway or light rail) into the area.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Committee)

(January 31, 2018) Report and Attachments 1 and 3 from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on ConsumersNext: Planning for People and Business at Sheppard and Victoria Park - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-112461.pdf
Attachment 2- Draft Official Plan Amendment, ConsumersNext Secondary Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-112543.pdf
(January 31, 2018) Notice of Public Meeting to be held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee (under the Planning Act)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-112596.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(March 20, 2018) Supplementary report from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on ConsumersNext - Planning for People and Business at Sheppard and Victoria Park (PG27.2a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-113588.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(February 20, 2018) Letter from Joel Farber, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP on behalf of Hydin Limited and Fontmil Investments Limited (PG.New.PG27.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-78846.pdf
(February 21, 2018) Letter from Stephen J. D'Agostino, Thomson Rogers, on behalf of Heritage Seven Properties Limited (PG.New.PG27.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-78889.pdf
(February 21, 2018) Letter from Ryan Guetter, Senior Vice President, Weston Consulting, on behalf of Armenian Community Centre (PG.New.PG27.2.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-78895.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(March 13, 2018) Submission from Serouj Kaloustian on behalf of the Armenian Community Centre (CC.Main.PG27.2.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79104.pdf
(March 14, 2018) Submission from Harout Kassabian, Chair, Saint Mary Armenian Apostolic Church (CC.Main.PG27.2.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79145.pdf
(March 22, 2018) Letter from Jason Park, Devine Park LLP (CC.Supp.PG27.2.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79231.pdf
(March 23, 2018) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP (CC.Supp.PG27.2.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79232.pdf
(March 26, 2018) Letter from Calvin Lantz, Stikeman Elliott LLP (CC.New.PG27.2.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79212.pdf
(March 26, 2018) Letter from Raj Kehar, Wood Bull LLP (CC.New.PG27.2.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79213.pdf
(March 27, 2018) Letter from Joel D. Farber, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP (CC.New.PG27.2.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79260.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

That City Council delete Planning and Growth Committee Recommendation 1

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

1.  City Council adopt the Official Plan Amendment for the ConsumersNext Secondary Plan, attached as Attachment 2 to the report (January 31, 2018) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

and adopt instead the following recommendation contained in the supplementary report (March 20, 2018) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning [PG27.2a]:

 

1.  Adopt the Official Plan Amendment for the ConsumersNext Secondary Plan attached as Attachment 2 to this Supplementary Report. 

Vote (Amend Item) Mar-27-2018 5:01 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG27.2 - Carroll - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan

Vote (Amend Item) Mar-27-2018 5:03 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG27.2 - Carroll - motion 1 - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, Neethan Shan

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote on motion 1 by Councillor Carroll.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Campbell (Carried)

That City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Executive Committee by no later than the third quarter of 2019, in the context of evaluating the next stage of transit priorities in the Official Plan Transportation Policy Review Phase 2, in the current work on the Relief Line North, and in future work on the Sheppard East LRT, the feasibility of extending the Sheppard subway line (line 4) to the Consumers Road Business Park with a Class 5 cost estimate with specific reference to:

 

i. updated costs for the 2007 Sheppard East LRT Class Environmental Assessment Study for:

 

1. Recommended Option 2b – LRT underground to subway platform level at Don Mills Station; and


2. Recommended Option 3b – Shallow subway extension to Consumers Road with surface LRT


ii.  potential ridership from the Sheppard subway line (Line 4);

 

iii. potential ridership from the Sheppard LRT;

 

iv. the number of employees currently working and forecasted to work in the Consumers Road Business Park and how this compares with other centres of employment in Toronto;

 

v. an assessment of the current travel mode and direction of travel to and from the Business Park and potential impact of the higher order of transit (subway or light rail) into the area.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Mar-27-2018 5:04 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG27.2 - Campbell - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 14 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Mary Fragedakis, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, Neethan Shan

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Point of Order by Councillor Janet Davis

Councillor Davis, rising on a Point of Order, asked the Speaker to rule whether motion 2 by Councillor Campbell was in order.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and advised that she would review the motion and then rule.

Speaker Nunziata subsequently ruled that motion 2 by Councillor Campbell was in order as the Item mentions transit.

PG27.2 - ConsumersNext: Planning for People and Business at Sheppard and Victoria Park- Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
33 - Don Valley East, 40 - Scarborough Agincourt

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council adopt the Official Plan Amendment for the ConsumersNext Secondary Plan, attached as Attachment 2 to the report (January 31, 2018) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

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 direct staff to use the ConsumersNext Secondary Plan in the evaluation of all current and new development proposals falling within its boundaries.

 

4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and other staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board and request to modify Official Plan Amendment 231 to delete Site and Area Specific Policy 386.

 

5. City Council request staff to bring forward Zoning By-law amendments to Zoning By-law 569-2013 and former City of North York Zoning By-law 7625 to implement the land uses and performance standards provided for by the ConsumersNext Secondary Plan.

 

6. City Council endorse the Draft Boundaries for Major Transit Station Areas map attached as Attachment 3 to this report (January 31, 2018) to be considered in the context of the review of major transit station through a city-wide Growth Plan conformity exercise.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee:

 

1.  Requested the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with deputants and the local City Councillor and report directly to City Council, if necessary, with any further recommendations as appropriate.

 

The Planning and Growth Management Committee held a statutory public meeting on February 22, 2018, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(January 31, 2018) Report from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

The Consumers Road Business Park is home to over 18,000 workers and is the largest concentration of office employment in Toronto outside of the downtown. On the arterial fringes of the business park, mixed uses are provided for along Sheppard Avenue East and Victoria Park Avenue with 4,500 residential units and 55,000 square metres of non-residential floor area occupied, under construction, approved or under review.

 

In June 2015, the City of Toronto launched ConsumersNext - a multi-faceted study examining ways to manage anticipated growth while improving the Consumers Road Business Park and area around Sheppard and Victoria Park Avenues. In July 2017, City Council adopted a Proposals Report directing staff to prepare a Secondary Plan based on directions that emerged from the completion of three component studies: a Planning Study which included Transportation and Servicing Master Plans, an Economic Potential Study and a Community Services and Facilities Study. 

 

This report recommends the adoption of a Secondary Plan that outlines a vision for the ConsumersNext area as a modern, vibrant business park that is an attractive, transit-oriented location for employment investment and well-connected to a walkable, mixed use community along Sheppard Avenue East and Victoria Park Avenue. The Plan advances a preferred development alternative which has the potential to accommodate an additional 13,500 jobs and 11,800 residents within the Secondary Plan area over the next 25 years.

 

The recommended Secondary Plan, shown in Attachment 2, is framed by three guiding principles - Define and Enhance Place & Livability; Connect and Move; and Support and Promote Business.  These principles work together to advance the vision.  The Plan also contains policies that will manage anticipated growth in employment and residential population to align with the implementation of infrastructure and identify public realm improvements to benefit workers and residents.  It supports the long term economic health of the business park while providing for a full range of housing options and community services and facilities.

The recommended Plan provides a comprehensive framework to guide growth, including direction for a desired type and form of physical development.

 

As an early implementation measure, this report further recommends that City Council request staff to prepare amendments to city-wide Zoning By-law 569-2013 and former City of North York Zoning By-law 7625 based on this policy framework.  Updated zoning for the Secondary Plan area would advance the built form performance standards necessary to define and support the improved public realm, while permitting the complementary uses envisioned by the Secondary Plan to add amenity within the business park.

 

The recommended Secondary Plan is the conclusion of a process in developing a vision, a preferred form of development and the creation of policy that was informed and refined by significant community consultation over the past two and a half years.  It advances a vision for the future business park, surrounded by a pedestrian-oriented mixed use community anchored by higher order transit on Sheppard Avenue East, to remain an attractive and highly successful concentration of employment. Protecting and enhancing the business park's economic function is important for Toronto to maintain a diversity of employment uses across the city.

Background Information

(January 31, 2018) Report and Attachments 1 and 3 from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on ConsumersNext: Planning for People and Business at Sheppard and Victoria Park - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-112461.pdf
Attachment 2- Draft Official Plan Amendment, ConsumersNext Secondary Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-112543.pdf
(January 31, 2018) Notice of Public Meeting to be held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee (under the Planning Act)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-112596.pdf

Communications

(February 20, 2018) Letter from Joel Farber, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP on behalf of Hydin Limited and Fontmil Investments Limited (PG.New.PG27.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-78846.pdf
(February 21, 2018) Letter from Stephen J. D'Agostino, Thomson Rogers, on behalf of Heritage Seven Properties Limited (PG.New.PG27.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-78889.pdf
(February 21, 2018) Letter from Ryan Guetter, Senior Vice President, Weston Consulting, on behalf of Armenian Community Centre (PG.New.PG27.2.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-78895.pdf

Speakers

Ryan Guetter, Senior Vice President, Weston Consulting
Joel Farber, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
Serouj Kaloustian, President, HSK Design Inc.
Harout Kassabian, Chairman, Saint Mary Armenian Apostolic Church
Tony Volpentesta, Bousfields Inc.
Denitza Koev, J.D. Associate, Thomson, Rogers LLP
Sevag Kupelian, A.R.S. Armenian Private School
Haig Bedrossian

Motions

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

That the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning consult with deputants and the local City Councillor and report directly to City Council, if necessary, with any further recommendations as appropriate.


Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Campbell (Lost)

That:

 

1.   City Council request the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report on the future construction of the higher order of transit into the Consumers Road Business Park including the feasibility of extending the Sheppard subway line (Line 3) to the Consumers Road Business Park and a Class 5 estimate with specific reference to potential ridership from the Sheppard subway line (Line 3), the number of employees served in the Consumers Road Business Park, and potential residential growth.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)
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