Item - 2019.SC8.5

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 2, 2019 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by the Scarborough Community Council on September 16, 2019 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on October 2, 2019.

SC8.5 - 1571 Sandhurst Circle - Initiating a Planning Review of Woodside Square

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
23 - Scarborough North

City Council Decision

City Council on October 2 and 3, 2019, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to initiate a planning review for 1571 Sandhurst Circle, as outlined in the report (August 28, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District in consultation with the area Councillor and landowner.

Background Information (Community Council)

(August 28, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - 1571 Sandhurst Circle - Initiating a Planning Review of Woodside Square
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-137036.pdf

SC8.5 - 1571 Sandhurst Circle - Initiating a Planning Review of Woodside Square

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
23 - Scarborough North

Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct City Planning staff to initiate a planning review for 1571 Sandhurst Circle, as outlined in this report in consultation with the area Councillor and landowner.

Origin

(August 28, 2019) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District

Summary

This report seeks Council direction for City Planning staff to initiate a planning review of lands located at 1571 Sandhurst Circle, also known as Woodside Square.   

 

The subject lands are designated "Special Policy Area" in the Official Plan with a Site and Area Specific Policy (SASP) that requires a planning review be completed to Council's satisfaction prior to allowing any additional uses beyond places of worship and commercial uses.

 

The existing mall has recently undergone renovations, and an application for expansion of the mall with a new cinema, retail and restaurant uses is currently being reviewed.  The landowner has expressed a desire to explore additional development opportunities for the site, including the potential for residential intensification of the lands.  The addition of uses beyond the existing permissions presents the need to initiate the planning review consistent with the SASP for the subject site. 

 

Through a thorough public consultation process and comprehensive analysis, the planning review will determine the appropriateness of providing additional land use permissions for the site.  The review will also establish the policy framework necessary for implementation of any redevelopment of the subject site.

Background Information

(August 28, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - 1571 Sandhurst Circle - Initiating a Planning Review of Woodside Square
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-137036.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Cynthia Lai (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council