Item - 2018.TE34.22

Tracking Status

TE34.22 - Danforth Avenue Planning Study - Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue - City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
31 - Beaches-East York, 32 - Beaches-East York

City Council Decision

City Council on July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 30, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan for the lands fronting Danforth Avenue between Coxwell Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment in Attachment 1 to the supplementary report (July 17, 2018) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

         

2. City Council direct the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to complete a final draft of the Danforth Avenue (Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue) Urban Design Guidelines and to post them online for further public comment by the end of the third quarter of 2018.

 

3. City Council direct the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to bring the completed Danforth Avenue (Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue) Urban Design Guidelines to Toronto and East York Community Council by the end of the 1st quarter of 2019.

 

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

 

5. City Council direct the Director, Urban Design, City Planning to research and evaluate properties with potential cultural heritage value identified within Attachment 10 to the report (June 15, 2018) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District for inclusion on the City's Heritage Register.

 

6. City Council direct the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to require that a Heritage Impact Assessment be submitted with a development application that includes any of the properties identified within Attachment 10 to the report (June 15, 2018) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District as properties with heritage potential.

 

7.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the January 2019 meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council on the draft Terms of Reference for Phase II of the Danforth Planning Study from Broadview Avenue to Coxwell Avenue.

 

8. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in cooperation with Economic Development and Culture, to initiate a Comprehensive Complete Street Study of the Danforth corridor in 2019 with a focus on Danforth Avenue as a "complete street" with a vibrant commercial sector, and include a consultation process that involves a broad range of stakeholders such as Business Improvement Areas, resident and cycling groups, and include any necessary resources in the Transportation Services Division 2019 budget submission for consideration in the 2019 budget process.

 

9.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Social Development, Finance and Administration Divison, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division, Children's Services Division and related City Divisions, to initiate a community engagement process and to undertake the necessary studies in conjunction with the Main Street Planning Study, with the process to include partners at the Toronto District School Board, Secord Public School, other community service providers, resident associations and local Ward Councillors to develop:

 

a. a Social Development Plan that identifies the necessary service providers and programs for the Main Street and Danforth Avenue area (including Wards 31 and 32); and

 

b. a Community Service and Facilities Plan that identifies the necessary services and facilities for the Main Street and Danforth Avenue area (including Wards 31 and 32) in anticipation of increased intensification in this area.

 

10. City Council request Transportation Services, City Planning, Engineering and Construction Services, and Real Estate Services, in cooperation with CreateTO, to undertake a review of the laneway system that runs parallel to Danforth Avenue and to develop a strategy for creating a complete public laneway system along Danforth Avenue to provide public access for vehicles, servicing, and parking.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Community Council)

(June 15, 2018) Report and Attachment 1-13 from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Danforth Avenue Planning Study (Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue) - City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-117254.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(July 17, 2018) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Danforth Avenue Planning Study (Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue) - City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment (TE34.22a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-119114.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Cameron Lapp (TE.Main.TE34.22.1)
(June 27, 2018) E-mail from Gerry Dunn (TE.Supp.TE34.22.2)
(June 28, 2018) E-mail from Charles Lanktree (TE.Supp.TE34.22.3)
(July 4, 2018) Letter from Uwe Sehmrau, The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society (TE.Supp.TE34.22.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/comm/communicationfile-85770.pdf
(June 25, 2018) Letter from Barbara Myrvold, The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society (TE.Supp.TE34.22.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/comm/communicationfile-85789.pdf
(July 3, 2018) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (TE.Supp.TE34.22.6)
(July 3, 2018) E-mail from Albert Koehl (TE.Supp.TE34.22.7)
(May 28, 2018) Letter from Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth (TE.New.TE34.22.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/comm/communicationfile-85855.pdf
(July 4, 2018) E-mail from Patrick Brown (TE.New.TE34.22.9)
(July 4, 2018) Submission from Hamish Wilson (TE.New.TE34.22.10)
(July 3, 2018) Letter from Laura Dean, Aird & Berlis LLP (TE.Supp.TE34.22.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/comm/communicationfile-86597.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(July 22, 2018) E-mail from Jean Cassidy (CC.New.TE34.22.12)

Motions (City Council)

1a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council adopt the recommendation contained in the supplementary report (July 17, 2018) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning [TE34.22a], as follows:

 

1. City Council amend Toronto and East York Community Council Recommendation 1 by replacing Attachment 13 to the Report (June 15, 2018) from the Acting Director, Toronto and East York District with Attachment 1 to the report (July 17, 2018) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-27-2018 2:15 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE34.22 - Davis - motion 1a
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are John Campbell, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, David Shiner

1b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council amend Toronto and East York Community Council Recommendation 8 by adding the words "and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning" so that it now reads as follows:

 

8.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in cooperation with Economic Development and Culture, to initiate a Comprehensive Complete Street Study of the Danforth corridor in 2019 with a focus on Danforth Avenue as a "complete street" with a vibrant commercial sector, and include a consultation process that involves a broad range of stakeholders such as Business Improvement Area's, resident and cycling groups, and include any necessary resources in the Transportation Services Division 2019 budget submission for consideration in the 2019 budget process.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-27-2018 2:16 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE34.22 - Davis - motion 1b
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are John Campbell, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, David Shiner

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-27-2018 2:17 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE34.22 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are John Campbell, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, David Shiner

TE34.22 - Danforth Avenue Planning Study - Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue - City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
31 - Beaches-East York, 32 - Beaches-East York

Public Notice Given

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 Danforth Avenue between Coxwell Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment 13 to the report (June 15, 2018) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

         

2. City Council direct the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, to complete a final draft of the Danforth Avenue (Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue) Urban Design Guidelines and to post them online for further public comment by the end of the 3rd quarter of 2018.

 

3. City Council direct the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, to bring the completed Danforth Avenue (Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue) Urban Design Guidelines to Toronto and East York Community Council by the end of the 1st quarter of 2019.

 

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

 

5. City Council direct the Director, Urban Design, City Planning, to research and evaluate properties with potential cultural heritage value identified within Attachment 10 to the report (June 15, 2018) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District for inclusion on the City's Heritage Register.

 

6. City Council direct the Acting Director, Community Planning, to require that a Heritage Impact Assessment be submitted with a development application that includes any of the properties identified within Attachment 10 to the report (June 15, 2018) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District as properties with heritage potential.

 

7.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the January 2019 meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council on the draft Terms of Reference for Phase II of the Danforth Planning Study from Broadview Avenue to Coxwell Avenue.

 

8. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in cooperation with Economic Development and Culture, to initiate a Comprehensive Complete Street Study of the Danforth corridor in 2019 with a focus on Danforth Avenue as a "complete street" with a vibrant commercial sector, and include a consultation process that involves a broad range of stakeholders such as Business Improvement Area's, resident and cycling groups, and include any necessary resources in the Transportation Services Division 2019 budget submission for consideration in the 2019 budget process.

 

9.  City Council direct the Acting Deputy City Manager, Cluster A and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Social Development, Finance and Administration, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Children's Services and related City Divisions, to initiate a community engagement process and to undertake the necessary studies in conjunction with the Main Street Planning Study, with the process to include partners at the Toronto District School Board, Secord Public School, other community service providers, resident associations and local Ward Councillors to develop:

 

a. a Social Development Plan that identifies the necessary service providers and programs for the Main Street and Danforth Avenue area (including Wards 31 and 32); and,

 

b. a Community Service and Facilities Plan that identifies the necessary services and facilities for the Main Street and Danforth Avenue area (including Wards 31 and 32) in anticipation of increased intensification in this area.

 

10. City Council request Transportation Services, City Planning, Engineering and Construction Services, and Toronto Real Estate Services, in cooperation with CreateTO, to undertake a review of the laneway system that runs parallel to Danforth Avenue and to develop a strategy for creating a complete public laneway system along Danforth Avenue to provide public access for vehicles, servicing, and parking.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council directed the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to report to the July 23, 24 and 25, 2018 meeting of City Council with an amendment to the draft Site and Area Specific Policy 552, as shown as Attachment 13 to the report (June 15, 2018) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, to include a policy on creating a complete laneway system adjacent to the planning study area.

 

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on July 4, 2018, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(June 15, 2018) Report from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

On July 8, 2014, City Council adopted a motion to request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to undertake a planning study of Danforth Avenue (the Study) in two segments, from the Don River to Coxwell Avenue and from Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue, and to report on the funds necessary to complete these studies. City Planning commenced the Danforth Avenue Planning Study (Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue)(the Study Area) in June 2016.

 

This report summarizes the outcome of the study, provides an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) in the form of a Site and Area Specific Policy (SASP) to guide development in the study area, and requests direction on finalizing the area-specific Urban Design Guidelines.

Background Information

(June 15, 2018) Report and Attachment 1-13 from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Danforth Avenue Planning Study (Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue) - City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-117254.pdf

Communications

(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Cameron Lapp (TE.Main.TE34.22.1)
(June 27, 2018) E-mail from Gerry Dunn (TE.Supp.TE34.22.2)
(June 28, 2018) E-mail from Charles Lanktree (TE.Supp.TE34.22.3)
(July 4, 2018) Letter from Uwe Sehmrau, The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society (TE.Supp.TE34.22.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/comm/communicationfile-85770.pdf
(June 25, 2018) Letter from Barbara Myrvold, The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society (TE.Supp.TE34.22.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/comm/communicationfile-85789.pdf
(July 3, 2018) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (TE.Supp.TE34.22.6)
(July 3, 2018) E-mail from Albert Koehl (TE.Supp.TE34.22.7)
(May 28, 2018) Letter from Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth (TE.New.TE34.22.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/comm/communicationfile-85855.pdf
(July 4, 2018) E-mail from Patrick Brown (TE.New.TE34.22.9)
(July 4, 2018) Submission from Hamish Wilson (TE.New.TE34.22.10)
(July 3, 2018) Letter from Laura Dean, Aird & Berlis LLP (TE.Supp.TE34.22.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/comm/communicationfile-86597.pdf

Speakers

Gideon Forman
Hamish Wilson
Jess Spieker
Liz Sutherland, Cycle Toronto

Motions

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

That:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in cooperation with Economic Development and Culture, to initiate a Comprehensive Complete Street Study of the Danforth corridor in 2019 with a focus on Danforth Avenue as a "complete street" with a vibrant commercial sector, and include a consultation process that involves a broad range of stakeholders such as BIA's, resident and cycling groups, and include any necessary resources in the Transportation Services Division 2019 budget submission for consideration in the 2019 budget process.

 


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That:

 

2.  City Council direct the Acting Deputy City Manager Cluster A and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, Social Development, Finance and Administration, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Children's Services and related City Divisions to initiate a community engagement process and undertake the necessary studies in conjunction with the Main Street Planning Study, with the process to include partners at the Toronto District School Board, Secord Public School, other community service providers, resident associations and local Councillors to develop:

 

a) a Social Development Plan that identifies the necessary service providers and programs for the Main Street and Danforth Avenue area (including wards 31 and 32); and,

 

b) a Community Service and Facilities Plan that identifies the necessary services and facilities for the Main Street and Danforth Avenue area (including wards 31 and 32) in anticipation of increased intensification in this area.

 

3. City Council direct the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to report to the July 23-25 meeting of City Council with an amendment to the draft Site and Area Specific Policy 552, as shown as Attachment 13 to the report (June 15, 2018) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, to include a policy on creating a complete laneway system adjacent to the planning study area;

 

4. City Council request Transportation Services, City Planning, Engineering and Construction Services, and Toronto Real Estate Services, in cooperation with CreateTO, to undertake a review of the laneway system that runs parallel to Danforth Avenue and develop a strategy for creating a complete public laneway system along Danforth Avenue to provide public access for vehicles, servicing, and parking


3 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the January 2019 meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council on the draft Terms of Reference for Phase II of the Danforth Planning Study from Broadview Avenue to Coxwell Avenue.


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

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-04-2018

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Gord Perks, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Joe Mihevc
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council