Item - 2020.TE14.5

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on September 30, 2020 with amendments.
  • City Council considered this item on June 29, 2020 and postponed its consideration to a later date. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the deferral.
  • This item was considered by the Toronto and East York Community Council on March 12, 2020 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on June 29, 2020.
  • See also By-law 915-2020

TE14.5 - Queen Street West Planning Study - Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
4 - Parkdale - High Park, 9 - Davenport, 10 - Spadina - Fort York

City Council Decision

City Council on September 30, October 1 and 2, 2020, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands generally fronting Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment 445, in Attachment 1 to the supplementary report (September 29, 2020) from the 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 request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and other appropriate City Divisions, to initiate a review of the Queen Street West right-of-way located generally between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, including consultation, and develop recommendations to improve the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians, cyclists, and transit along the West Queen Street West corridor.

 

4. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to prepare necessary Zoning By-law Amendments to implement Official Plan Amendment 445, having regard for Heritage Conservation District Plans under development, and existing site-specific zoning permissions.

 

5. City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City Staff to attend and support the recommended Official Plan Amendment should the Official Plan Amendment be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Community Council)

(February 25, 2020) Revised report and Attachments 1-3 and 5-8 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Queen Street West Planning Study (Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue) - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-146706.pdf
Attachment 4
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-146520.pdf
(February 25, 2020) Report and Attachments 1,5, 6, 7 and 8 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Queen Street West Planning Study - Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-146519.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(September 29, 2020) Supplementary report and Attachment 2 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Queen Street West Planning Study (Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue) - Official Plan Amendment (TE14.5a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-157090.pdf
Attachment 1: Revised Draft Official Plan Amendment No. 445
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-157091.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Eillen P. K. Costello (TE.Supp.TE14.5.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101450.pdf
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Eileen P. K. Costello (TE.Supp.TE14.5.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101452.pdf
(March 10, 2020) Letter from Jennifer Horvath (TE.Supp.TE14.5.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101426.pdf
(March 10, 2020) Letter from Louis Tinker (TE.Supp.TE14.5.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101534.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Leo Longo (TE.Supp.TE14.5.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101592.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Ric Amis (TE.Supp.TE14.5.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101615.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Ralph Daley (TE.Supp.TE14.5.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101616.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from David Bronskill (TE.Supp.TE14.5.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101618.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from David Bronskill (TE.Supp.TE14.5.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101619.pdf
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Eileen P. K. Costello (TE.Supp.TE14.5.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101602.pdf
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Eileen P. K. Costello (TE.Supp.TE14.5.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101625.pdf
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Leonard Baranek (TE.Supp.TE14.5.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101626.pdf
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from David Markovic (TE.Supp.TE14.5.13)
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Fernando Tavares (TE.Supp.TE14.5.14)
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Matthew Zambri (TE.Supp.TE14.5.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101607.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Ric Amis, West Side Community Council (TE.Supp.TE14.5.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101630.pdf
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Emma West, Bousfields (TE.Supp.TE14.5.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101649.pdf
(March 12, 2020) Letter from Eileen Costello (TE.Supp.TE.14.5.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101658.pdf
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Djanka Gajdel (TE.New.TE14.5.19)

Communications (City Council)

(April 27, 2020) Letter from Kate Cooper, Bousfields Inc. (CC.Main.TE14.5.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-113891.pdf
(May 14, 2020) Letter from Andrew Davidge, Gladki Planning Associates (CC.Main.TE14.5.21)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-113892.pdf
(June 26, 2020) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP on behalf of Skale 1375 QSW Inc. (CC.New.TE14.5.22)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-113893.pdf
(June 26, 2020) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP on behalf of Jameson Plaza Ltd. (CC.New.TE14.5.23)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-113894.pdf
(June 26, 2020) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP on behalf of High Rhodes Inc. (CC.New.TE14.5.24)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-113890.pdf
(March 30, 2020) Letter from Adrienne Van (CC.Main.TE14.5.25)
(July 21, 2020) E-mail from Larry Swern, Rosestone Developments Limited (CC.Main.TE14.5.26)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-118351.pdf
(September 29, 2020) Letter from Eileen P.K. Costello, Aird Berlis on behalf of Silver Hotel Management Inc. (CC.New.TE14.5.27)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-120919.pdf
(September 29, 2020) Letter from Eileen P.K. Costello, Aird Berlis on behalf of 835 Queen West Inc. (CC.New.TE14.5.28)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-120915.pdf
(September 29, 2020) Letter from Eileen P.K. Costello, Aird Berlis on behalf of Hullmark Developments Inc. (CC.New.TE14.5.29)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-120920.pdf
(September 29, 2020) Letter from Eileen P.K. Costello, Aird Berlis on behalf of Timbertrin (Queen/Bathurst) LP (CC.New.TE14.5.30)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-120921.pdf
(September 29, 2020) Letter from Eileen P.K. Costello, Aird Berlis on behalf of Queen and Brock Holdings Inc. (CC.New.TE14.5.31)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-120922.pdf
(September 29, 2020) E-mail from Djanka Gajdel, West Queen West Business Improvement Area (CC.New.TE14.5.32)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-121047.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That City Council adopt the following recommendations in the supplementary report (September 29, 2020) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning [TE14.5a]:

 

1. City Council delete Toronto and East York Community Council's recommendation 1 and replace it with the following:

 

City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands generally fronting Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment No. 445, at Attachment 1 to the Supplementary Report (September 28, 2020) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council delete Toronto and East York Community Council's recommendation 3 and replace it with the following:

 

City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and other appropriate City Divisions, to initiate a review of the Queen Street West right-of-way located generally between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, including consultation, and develop recommendations to improve the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians, cyclists, and transit along the West Queen Street West corridor.

Vote (Amend Item) Sep-30-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE14.5 - Perks - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Michael Ford, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Redundant)

That City Council adopt the following recommendations in the supplementary report (September 29, 2020) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning [TE14.5a], amended to read as follows:

 

1. City Council delete Toronto and East York Community Council's recommendation 1 and replace it with the following:

 

City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands generally fronting Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment No. 445, at Attachment 1 to the Supplementary Report (September 28, 2020) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council delete Toronto and East York Community Council's recommendation 3 and replace it with the following:

 

City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and other appropriate City Divisions, to initiate a review of the Queen Street West right-of-way located generally between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, including consultation, and develop recommendations to improve the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians, cyclists, motor vehicles and transit along the West Queen Street West corridor.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 2 by Councillor Holyday redundant due to Council's adoption of motion 1 by Councillor Perks.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Sep-30-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE14.5 - Adopt the Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Michael Ford, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Reconsider Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

October 1, 2020 - That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider Item TE14.5 only for the purpose of revoting.


1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That City Council adopt the following recommendations in the supplementary report (September 29, 2020) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning [TE14.5a]:

 

1. City Council delete Toronto and East York Community Council's recommendation 1 and replace it with the following:

 

City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands generally fronting Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment No. 445, at Attachment 1 to the Supplementary Report (September 28, 2020) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council delete Toronto and East York Community Council's recommendation 3 and replace it with the following:

 

City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and other appropriate City Divisions, to initiate a review of the Queen Street West right-of-way located generally between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, including consultation, and develop recommendations to improve the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians, cyclists, and transit along the West Queen Street West corridor.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-01-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE14.5 - Perks - motion 1 - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-01-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE14.5 - Adopt the Item as amended - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson

TE14.5 - Queen Street West Planning Study - Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Deferred
Wards:
4 - Parkdale - High Park, 9 - Davenport, 10 - Spadina - Fort York

City Council Decision

City Council on June 29 and 30, 2020, deferred consideration of Item TE14.5 to the September 30 and October 1, 2020 meeting of City Council.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Community Council)

(February 25, 2020) Revised report and Attachments 1-3 and 5-8 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Queen Street West Planning Study (Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue) - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-146706.pdf
Attachment 4
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-146520.pdf
(February 25, 2020) Report and Attachments 1,5, 6, 7 and 8 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Queen Street West Planning Study - Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-146519.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Eillen P. K. Costello (TE.Supp.TE14.5.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101450.pdf
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Eileen P. K. Costello (TE.Supp.TE14.5.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101452.pdf
(March 10, 2020) Letter from Jennifer Horvath (TE.Supp.TE14.5.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101426.pdf
(March 10, 2020) Letter from Louis Tinker (TE.Supp.TE14.5.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101534.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Leo Longo (TE.Supp.TE14.5.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101592.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Ric Amis (TE.Supp.TE14.5.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101615.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Ralph Daley (TE.Supp.TE14.5.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101616.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from David Bronskill (TE.Supp.TE14.5.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101618.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from David Bronskill (TE.Supp.TE14.5.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101619.pdf
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Eileen P. K. Costello (TE.Supp.TE14.5.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101602.pdf
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Eileen P. K. Costello (TE.Supp.TE14.5.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101625.pdf
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Leonard Baranek (TE.Supp.TE14.5.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101626.pdf
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from David Markovic (TE.Supp.TE14.5.13)
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Fernando Tavares (TE.Supp.TE14.5.14)
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Matthew Zambri (TE.Supp.TE14.5.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101607.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Ric Amis, West Side Community Council (TE.Supp.TE14.5.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101630.pdf
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Emma West, Bousfields (TE.Supp.TE14.5.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101649.pdf
(March 12, 2020) Letter from Eileen Costello (TE.Supp.TE.14.5.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101658.pdf
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Djanka Gajdel (TE.New.TE14.5.19)

Communications (City Council)

(April 27, 2020) Letter from Kate Cooper, Bousfields Inc. (CC.Main.TE14.5.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-103470.pdf
(May 14, 2020) Letter from Andrew Davidge, Gladki Planning Associates (CC.Main.TE14.5.21)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-103471.pdf
(June 26, 2020) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP on behalf of Skale 1375 QSW Inc. (CC.New.TE14.5.22)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-107261.pdf
(June 26, 2020) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP on behalf of Jameson Plaza Ltd. (CC.New.TE14.5.23)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-107262.pdf
(June 26, 2020) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP on behalf of High Rhodes Inc. (CC.New.TE14.5.24)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-107263.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That consideration of the item be deferred until the September 30 and October 1, 2020 meeting of City Council.

TE14.5 - Queen Street West Planning Study - Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
4 - Parkdale - High Park, 9 - Davenport, 10 - Spadina - Fort 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 generally fronting Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment No. 445, at Attachment 4 to the report (February 25, 2020) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

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 request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and other appropriate City Divisions, to initiate a review of the Queen Street West right-of-way located generally between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, including consultation, and develop recommendations to prioritize the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians, cyclists, and transit along the West Queen Street West corridor.

 

4. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to prepare necessary Zoning By-law Amendments to implement Official Plan Amendment 445, having regard for Heritage Conservation District Plans under development, and existing site-specific zoning permissions.

 

5. City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City Staff to attend and support the recommended Official Plan Amendment should the Official Plan Amendment be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on March 12, 2020 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Summary

On November 18, 2013, City Council requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division to undertake a planning study of Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue. This report summarizes the outcome of the study, recommends amendments to the City’s Official Plan in the form of a Site and Area Specific Policy to guide development and public initiatives in the study area, and requests direction regarding additional implementation measures.

 

The proposed policies are intended to allow opportunities for contextually appropriate growth and change, conserve and enhance historic and culturally significant attributes of Queen Street West, guide public and private investment in public spaces, and encourage sustainable choices in new buildings and additions. The proposed amendments align with the recommendations of the West Queen West Heritage Conservation District Study, and the emerging direction for the West Queen West and Parkdale Main Street Heritage Conservation District Plans, which are under development and will be presented to the Toronto Preservation Board and City Council in Q3 2020. A multiple listing report identifying heritage properties in the study area will be presented to the Toronto Preservation Board and Council in Q2 2020.

 

In addition to the proposed Official Plan Amendment, this report recommends that Transportation Services staff, in consultation with City Planning staff, undertake a review of the Queen Street West Right-of-Way between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue and develop recommendations to prioritize the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians, cyclists, and transit along the West Queen West corridor. The report further recommends City Planning staff prepare a Zoning By-law Amendment to implement the proposed policy framework.

Background Information

(February 25, 2020) Revised report and Attachments 1-3 and 5-8 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Queen Street West Planning Study (Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue) - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-146706.pdf
Attachment 4
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-146520.pdf
(February 25, 2020) Report and Attachments 1,5, 6, 7 and 8 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Queen Street West Planning Study - Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue - Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-146519.pdf

Communications

(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Eillen P. K. Costello (TE.Supp.TE14.5.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101450.pdf
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Eileen P. K. Costello (TE.Supp.TE14.5.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101452.pdf
(March 10, 2020) Letter from Jennifer Horvath (TE.Supp.TE14.5.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101426.pdf
(March 10, 2020) Letter from Louis Tinker (TE.Supp.TE14.5.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101534.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Leo Longo (TE.Supp.TE14.5.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101592.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Ric Amis (TE.Supp.TE14.5.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101615.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Ralph Daley (TE.Supp.TE14.5.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101616.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from David Bronskill (TE.Supp.TE14.5.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101618.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from David Bronskill (TE.Supp.TE14.5.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101619.pdf
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Eileen P. K. Costello (TE.Supp.TE14.5.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101602.pdf
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Eileen P. K. Costello (TE.Supp.TE14.5.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101625.pdf
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Leonard Baranek (TE.Supp.TE14.5.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101626.pdf
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from David Markovic (TE.Supp.TE14.5.13)
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Fernando Tavares (TE.Supp.TE14.5.14)
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Matthew Zambri (TE.Supp.TE14.5.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101607.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Ric Amis, West Side Community Council (TE.Supp.TE14.5.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101630.pdf
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Emma West, Bousfields (TE.Supp.TE14.5.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101649.pdf
(March 12, 2020) Letter from Eileen Costello (TE.Supp.TE.14.5.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101658.pdf
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Djanka Gajdel (TE.New.TE14.5.19)

Speakers

Ric Amis, Parkdale Residents Association
Mark Richardson, HousingNowTO.com
Ingrid Beausoleil

Motions

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