Item - 2020.TE16.77

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 28, 2020 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by the Toronto and East York Community Council on July 16, 2020 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 28, 2020.

TE16.77 - Bloor Street Study - St. Helens Avenue to Perth Avenue

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
9 - Davenport

City Council Decision

City Council on July 28 and 29, 2020, adopted the following:

  

1. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to undertake an area study for the area generally bounded by the north side of Bloor Street West, St. Helen’s Avenue to the east, the Kitchener GO Rail corridor to the west and Sterling Road to the south, to develop a planning framework, including an evaluation of appropriate built form, transportation and pedestrian networks, an overall public realm strategy including parks and open spaces and potential heritage sites; an Official Plan Amendment or a Site and Area Specific Policy to implement the finding of the planning framework would be addressed as a second phase of the study.

 

2. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to work with the Ward Councillor to establish a community consultation process for this study and to report back with a planning framework to the Toronto and East York Community Council in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Background Information (Community Council)

(July 15, 2020) Letter from Councillor Ana Bail„o, Ward 9 - Davenport - Bloor Street Study - St. Helens Avenue to Perth Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-151594.pdf
(July 15, 2020) Attachment - Area Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-151634.pdf

TE16.77 - Bloor Street Study - St. Helens Avenue to Perth Avenue

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
9 - Davenport

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:                         

  

1. City Council request that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, undertake an area study for the area generally bounded by; the north side of Bloor Street West, St. Helen’s Avenue to the east, the Kitchener GO Rail corridor to the west and Sterling Road to the south, to develop a planning framework, including an evaluation of appropriate built form, transportation and pedestrian networks, an overall public realm strategy including parks and open spaces and potential heritage sites. An Official Plan Amendment or a Site and Area Specific Policy to implement the finding of the planning framework would be addressed as a second phase of the study.

 

2. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to work with the Ward Councillor to establish a community consultation process for this study and to report back with a planning framework to the Toronto and East York Community Council in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Origin

(July 15, 2020) Letter from Councillor Ana Bail„o, Ward 9 - Davenport

Summary

Development pressures in this area have begun increasing, with several properties being bought and companies seeking meetings with my office and the planning department. With large projects proposed and approved to the south and several more plans forthcoming to the north, there is significant development pressure in the area. In order to ensure a comprehensive plan for the area and that growth occurs in a well-planned, comprehensive and coordinated manner I am requesting that City Council adopt the recommendations below.

Background Information

(July 15, 2020) Letter from Councillor Ana Bail„o, Ward 9 - Davenport - Bloor Street Study - St. Helens Avenue to Perth Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-151594.pdf
(July 15, 2020) Attachment - Area Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-151634.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

2 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council