Item - 2019.TE8.13

Tracking Status

TE8.13 - Port Lands Zoning Review Study - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
14 - Toronto - Danforth

City Council Decision

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

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-13, as amended, for the lands identified in the Port Lands Planning Framework as Warehouse District substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 1 to the supplementary report (September 27, 2019) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-13, as amended, for the lands identified in the Port Lands Planning Framework as East Port and South Port, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 2 to the supplementary report (September 27, 2019) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-13, as amended, for the lands identified in the Port Lands Planning Framework as Maritime Hub substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 3 to the supplementary report (September 27, 2019) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

4. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-13, as amended, for the lands identified in the Port Lands Planning Framework as Leslie Green Portal and Turning Basin Park, and 55, 79 and 115 Unwin Avenue, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 10 to the report (August 19, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

5. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

6. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to undertake Port + Industrial Urban Design Guidelines for East Port, South Port and Warehouse District to accompany amendments to Zoning for these employment-focused districts.  

 

7. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to explore operational and security requirements of port users adjacent to the Don Greenway South to identify potential performance standards during the development of Port + Industrial Urban Design Guidelines.

 

8. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to take any other actions necessary to implement the directions outlined in the report (August 19, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

9. City Council determine pursuant to Subsection 34 (17) of the Planning Act that no further notice is required.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Community Council)

(August 19, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-10 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Port Lands Zoning Review Study - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-136826.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(September 27, 2019) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Port Lands Zoning Review Study (TE8.13a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-138414.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(September 12, 2019) Letter from Kim Mullin, Wood Bull LLP (TE.Supp.TE8.13.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-96829.pdf
(September 16, 2019) Letter from Colin Evans (TE.Supp.TE8.13.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-96927.pdf
(September 16, 2019) Letter from Christopher Sawicki (TE.Supp.TE8.13.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-96946.pdf
(September 16, 2019) Letter from Paul Scrivener (TE.Supp.TE8.13.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-96928.pdf
(September 16, 2019) Letter from Christine Trinh (TE.Supp.TE8.13.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-96930.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(October 1, 2019) Letter from Christian Chan, C2 Planning (CC.New.TE8.13.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-97481.pdf
(October 1, 2019) Letter from Christopher J. Williams, Aird and Berlis LLP (CC.New.TE8.13.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-97546.pdf
(October 1, 2019) Letter from Jessica Ferri, Manager Policy and Planning, CRH Canada Group Inc. (CC.New.TE8.13.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-97550.pdf
(October 3, 2019) Letter from Andrew L. Jeanrie, Bennett Jones LLP (CC.New.TE8.13.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-97586.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council adopt the following recommendations in the report (September 27, 2019) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning [TE8.13a]:

 

1. City Council delete Recommendation 1 from Toronto and East York Community Council and replace with the following:

 

City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-13, as amended, for the lands identified in the Port Lands Planning Framework as Warehouse District substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 1.

 

2. City Council delete Recommendation 2 from Toronto and East York Community Council and replace with the following:

 

City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-13, as amended, for the lands identified in the Port Lands Planning Framework as East Port and South Port, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 2.

 

3. City Council delete Recommendation 3 from Toronto and East York Community Council and replace with the following:

 

City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-13, as amended, for the lands identified in the Port Lands Planning Framework as Maritime Hub substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 3.

 

4. City Council determine pursuant to Subsection 34 (17) that no further notice is required.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-02-2019 12:16 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE8.13 Fletcher motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Mike Colle, Michael Ford, Jim Karygiannis, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

TE8.13 - Port Lands Zoning Review Study - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
14 - Toronto - Danforth

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-13, as amended, for the lands identified in the Port Lands Planning Framework as Warehouse District substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 7 to the report (August 19, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-13, as amended, for the lands identified in the Port Lands Planning Framework as East Port and South Port, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 8 to the report (August 19, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-13, as amended, for the lands identified in the Port Lands Planning Framework as Maritime Hub, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 9 to the report, (August 19, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

4. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-13, as amended, for the lands identified in the Port Lands Planning Framework as Leslie Green Portal and Turning Basin Park, and 55, 79 and 115 Unwin Avenue, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 10 to the report, (August 19, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

5. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

6. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to undertake Port + Industrial Urban Design Guidelines for East Port, South Port and Warehouse District to accompany amendments to Zoning for these employment-focused districts.  

 

7. City Council directs Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to explore operational and security requirements of port users adjacent to the Don Greenway South to identify potential performance standards during the development of Port + Industrial Urban Design Guidelines.

 

8. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to take any other actions necessary to implement the directions outlined in the report (August 19, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

Origin

(August 19, 2019) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

The purpose of the Port Lands Zoning Review Study is to align Zoning By-law 569-13 with the Port Lands Planning Framework (PLPF) and implementing Official Plan Modification (OPM) to facilitate appropriate development that is consistent with the Council-adopted vision for the Port Lands and modernizing zoning regulation for the employment-focused districts in the Port Lands - specifically East Port, Warehouse District and South Port. The Study has reviewed zoning regulations for Maritime Hub, a destination/catalytic district that is the gateway to Cherry Beach. 

 

Adopted by City Council on December 8, 2017, the PLPF is a strategic planning study that provides specific guidance to how Regeneration Areas in the Port Lands will develop over the next 50 years, with land use typologies that create a unique mix of employment-focused districts and mixed use precincts. The PLPF addresses land use, transportation, infrastructure, community facilities, parks, biodiversity, built form and sustainability. The PLPF envisions the employment-focused districts will support modern employment, industrial, port and City-servicing uses that provide diverse opportunities for the intensification of employment uses to accommodate approximately 30,000 employees. 

 

The PLPF and OPM anticipate that East Port, South Port and Warehouse District will continue to serve Toronto's port and industrial needs.

 

The Zoning Review Study has been completed with the objective of modernizing zoning in the Port Lands. The current Zoning By-law 438-86 regulations do not permit many desirable land uses, whereas many unwanted land uses are currently permitted. These outdated regulations have resulted in legally non-conforming uses south of the Ship Channel and rezoning or minor variance applications for land uses in the employment-focused districts.

 

The Zoning Review Study has been completed with the objective of modernizing zoning in the Port Lands through amendments to Zoning Bylaw 569-13. Zoning By-law 569-13 was adopted by City Council on May 9, 2013 to replace the 42 pre-amalgamation zoning by-laws, and is currently not in force for the Port Lands. This report recommends four (4) zoning by-law amendments to Zoning By-law 569-13:

 

·         Warehouse District Zoning Bylaw Amendment  

·         East Port and South Port Zoning By-law Amendment  

·         Maritime Hub Zoning By-law Amendment  

·         Open Space Zoning By-law Amendment  

 

The Zoning Review Study recommends new performance standards, such as built form, setbacks from a lot line, landscaping, and building height that were informed by the PLPF recommendations and the Port Lands OPM policy framework. The proposed Zoning By-law Amendments were developed with consideration of comments from community consultations, including stakeholders, and land-owners and users, and the public, as well as input from other agencies and divisions.

 

A policy-oriented industrial parking rates analysis was undertaken as part of the Study, including a review of existing zoning requirements, parking demand surveys, a first principles analysis, and a policy review, resulting in recommended minimum and maximum parking standards for industrial land-uses permitted in the Port Lands to support the shift towards active and sustainable transportation as the primary means of travel in the Port Lands.

 

This report also recommends that Port and Industrial Urban Design Guidelines be developed to support the outcomes of the Zoning Review Study. Specifically, these Port and Industrial Urban Design Guidelines will provide further direction on public realm and street frontage interfaces; landscaping; site organization; screening of open storage; and interfaces between proposed parks and industrial/port uses.

Background Information

(August 19, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-10 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Port Lands Zoning Review Study - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-136826.pdf

Communications

(September 12, 2019) Letter from Kim Mullin, Wood Bull LLP (TE.Supp.TE8.13.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-96829.pdf
(September 16, 2019) Letter from Colin Evans (TE.Supp.TE8.13.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-96927.pdf
(September 16, 2019) Letter from Christopher Sawicki (TE.Supp.TE8.13.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-96946.pdf
(September 16, 2019) Letter from Paul Scrivener (TE.Supp.TE8.13.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-96928.pdf
(September 16, 2019) Letter from Christine Trinh (TE.Supp.TE8.13.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-96930.pdf

Speakers

Leena Kaleva, Distribution Manager, Windsor Salf
Christian Chan, Planner , C2 Planning
Adrian Litavski, Johnson Litavski LTD.

Motions

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