Item - 2018.TE33.42

Tracking Status

TE33.42 - Lower Yonge Public Realm Concept Plan - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

City Council Decision

City Council on June 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council endorse the Lower Yonge Public Realm Concept Plan, as outlined in Attachment 1 to the report (May 18, 2018), from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 
2.  City Council authorize the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District and the Executive Director, Transportation Services staff to update the Lower Yonge Public Realm Concept Plan as necessary.

 
3. City Council request the appropriate City staff to consider the Lower Yonge Public Realm Concept Plan contained in Attachment 1 to the report (May 18, 2018), from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District in the review of development applications within, and adjacent to, the Lower Yonge Precinct.

Background Information (Community Council)

(May 17, 2018) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Lower Yonge Public Realm Concept Plan - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-115462.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-28-2018 6:35 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE33.42 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Jonathan Tsao

TE33.42 - Lower Yonge Public Realm Concept Plan - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council endorse the Lower Yonge Public Realm Concept Plan, as outlined in Attachment 1 to the report (May 18, 2018), from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 
2.  City Council authorize the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District and the Executive Director, Transportation Services staff to update the Lower Yonge Public Realm Concept Plan as necessary.

 
3. City Council request the appropriate City staff to consider the Lower Yonge Public Realm Concept Plan contained in Attachment 1 to the report (May 18, 2018), from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District in the review of development applications within, and adjacent to, the Lower Yonge Precinct.

Origin

(May 17, 2018) Report from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

This report recommends that City Council endorse the Lower Yonge Public Realm Concept Plan which establishes a public realm framework and set of principles, strategies and standards to ensure a high quality Lower Yonge streetscape design that enhances walkability, accessibility, safety, connectivity and character within the Precinct, as well as public realm direction for parks, plazas and other public spaces. The Public Realm Concept Plan is one of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) outcomes that will be used to guide future development.

 

The 9 hectare Lower Yonge Precinct is anticipated to grow up to 28,000 workers and residents. This Concept Plan will support the daily activities of residents and workers in a pedestrian and cycling friendly, transit-oriented environment.

 
The purpose of the Concept Plan is to communicate a consistent approach for the design of the public realm in support of the Lower Yonge Precinct Plan, Lower Yonge Official Plan Modification (OPM) and Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. The Concept Plan represents a design framework for Lower Yonge public spaces including a hierarchy of streets, priority public realm improvements, and strategic direction regarding palette, furnishings, and materials. In this way, the Lower Yonge Public Realm Concept Plan clarifies important requirements for public spaces and streetscape design. The Concept Plan will be considered when reviewing Site Plan Control applications within the Lower Yonge Precinct.

 

The City is continuing to work with Waterfront Toronto on a Central Waterfront-wide public realm standard, including the selection of a Waterfront Standard Concrete Paver. The Concept Plan will be updated in the future to include a Waterfront Standard Concrete Paver.

Background Information

(May 17, 2018) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Lower Yonge Public Realm Concept Plan - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-115462.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Lucy Troisi (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council