Item - 2021.NY25.6

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 1, 2021 with amendments.
  • City Council considered this item on July 14, 2021 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 North York Community Council on June 23, 2021 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on July 14, 2021.

NY25.6 - Final Report - Allen East District Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
6 - York Centre

City Council Decision

City Council on October 1 and 4, 2021, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council endorse the Allen East District Plan Final Report and the Allen East District Plan documents submitted by CreateTO to the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District on March 15, 2021, and direct City staff to review all future development applications within the Allen East District against the documents listed below:

 

a.  Allen East District Plan Report, prepared by Urban Strategies Inc., dated March 2021, included as Attachment 13 to the report (May 31, 2021) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District;


b.  Allen East District Plan Urban Design Guidelines, prepared by The Planning Partnership and Perkins + Will, dated February 2021, included as Attachment 14 to the report (May 31, 2021) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District;


c.  Allen East District Plan Affordable Housing Strategy, prepared by Urban Strategies Inc., dated March 2021, included as Attachment 15 to the report (May 31, 2021) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District;


d.  Allen East District Plan Community Services & Facilities Strategy, prepared by Urban Strategies Inc., dated March 2021, included as Attachment 16 to the report (May 31, 2021) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District;


e.  Allen East District Plan Transportation Addendum, prepared by WSP, dated February 2021, included as Attachment 17 to the report (May 31, 2021) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District;


f.  Functional Servicing Memorandum, prepared by WSP, dated March 5, 2021, included as Attachment 18 to the report (May 31, 2021) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District; and

 

g.  Allen District Plan LEED Neighbourhood Development Feasibility Report, prepared by Enermodal Engineering, dated May 2013, included as Attachment 19 to the report (May 31, 2021) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District.
 

2.  City Council direct CreateTO and their future development partners to submit a Housing Issues Report at the time of the Zoning By-law Amendment application for each development phase to further detail the unit mix, delivery method, and timing for delivery of the affordable housing units in that phase.

 

3.  City Council request the Board of Directors of CreateTO to direct the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, in consultation with the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, to facilitate discussions with the Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf to pursue the potential opportunity for the lease or sale of space or lands at fair market rent or value, to accommodate the community and social service institution within the Allen East District.

 

4.  City Council request the Board of Directors of CreateTO to direct the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO to facilitate discussions with the Toronto Community Benefits Network in order to advance a shared vision for Community Benefits during the different construction phases of the Allen East District.

 

5.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to work with CreateTO and its development partners to further consider community benefits through future Zoning By-law Amendment applications.

 

6.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with CreateTO and the Toronto Parking Authority, to consider incorporating a commuter/shared parking facility within the future Mixed Use Neighbourhood (Phase 3) of the Allen District Plan.

 

7.  City Council direct the Transportation Services Development Planning and Review Area Manager to conduct the necessary studies to introduce a new signalized intersection at the corner of Joe Swirsky Boulevard and Wilson Heights Boulevard, and report back to North York Community Council by the first quarter of 2022.

 
8.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the local Councillor, to continue community and stakeholder engagement by organizing an Allen District Community Working Group that will closely follow and provide feedback on subsequent subdivision and rezoning applications, through the three different Allen District neighbourhood building phases.

 
9.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with the Ward Councillor and the Allen District Community Working Group, prior to the approval of a Construction Mitigation and Tenant Communication Plan, to be supplied by the future developer and pursuant to the Site Plan Approval process required at each of the Allen District Plan development phases.

 

10.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with CreateTO and the Housing Secretariat to consider applying the Housing Now affordable housing model to portions of the Neighbourhood, Apartment Neighbourhood and Mixed Use Neighbourhood during Allen District Plan's Phases 1, 2 and 3.

 
11.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation, to formalize the existing pedestrian pathway identified as a missing link/gap in the Toronto Transit Commission's 2021 Annual Service Plan, between Banting Park and Sheppard West Station through the installation of an east-west sidewalk in line with Street A's construction.

 

12.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Transportation Services to make the necessary right of way modifications along Avenue B, while applying Complete Streets Design Guidelines, to consider introducing a multi-use path connecting Banting Park to the lands west of Allen Road and aligning with a future connection between the Downsview National Urban Park through an integrated and expanded park network as adopted by City Council, as part of Northcrest's settlement, at its meeting on February 2, 3 and 5, 2021 [Item 2021.CC28.10].

 

13.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report back to the North York Community Council on a capital park plan and community consultation strategy for improvements to Banting Park and the new parkland spaces within the Allen East District.

 
14.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, to explore opportunities to locate a not-for-profit tennis facility, bound to a satisfactory public access agreement, in partnership with the Ontario Tennis Association, to be located on the southwest end of the Allen District and report back to North York Community Council including all major terms and conditions of any required agreement, by October 2021.

 

15.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to ensure, as part of the future Zoning By-law Amendment application, that the two mid-rise buildings, located east of Street A, have a maximum height of five or six storeys and transition appropriately to the proposed low-rise neighbourhood.

 

16.  City Council direct the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review the privacy and flooding concerns expressed by the residents along the south side of Reiner Road as part of the future Zoning By-law Amendment and Plan of Subdivision applications for the Allen East lands by evaluating the feasibility of implementing one or a combination of the following elements:

 

a.  stormwater management mitigation measures across the Allen East District including, but not restricted to, the preservation of the existing swale;

 

b.  increased tree planting between the existing residences along the south side of Reiner Road and the proposed row of residences to be built immediately to the south; and

 

c.  implementation of a minimum 1.8 metre tall backyard fence along the property lines of the northern most row of proposed residences abutting the existing residences located along the south side of Reiner Road.

 

17.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to incorporate the Complete Street Guidelines and Vision Zero Guidelines in the design of the future cross-section of Street A that prioritizes people, promotes healthy and active living, provides multiple travel options for uses, connects to the surrounding area and gives people mobility choice through a connected multimodal network; and incorporation of these Guidelines may also include the consideration of reducing the number of travel lanes on Street A, subject to further study and analysis.

 

18.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake community consultation on the future phasing of traffic signal installation along Allen Road.

Background Information (Community Council)

(May 31, 2021) Report and Attachments 1 to 12 from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District on the Allen East District Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-167791.pdf
Attachment 13 - Allen East District Plan Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168048.pdf
Attachment 14 - Allen East District Plan Urban Design Guidelines (Part 1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168054.pdf
Attachment 14 - Allen East District Plan Urban Design Guidelines (Part 2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168055.pdf
Attachment 14 - Allen East District Plan Urban Design Guidelines (Part 3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168056.pdf
Attachment 15 - Allen East District Plan Affordable Housing Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168049.pdf
Attachment 16 - Allen East District Plan Community Services and Facilities Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168050.pdf
Attachment 17 - Allen East District Plan Transportation Addendum
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168051.pdf
Attachment 18 - Functional Servicing Memorandum
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168052.pdf
Attachment 19 - Allen District Plan LEED Neighbourhood Development Feasibility Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168053.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(June 20, 2021) E-mail from Albert Krivickas, Vice-President, Downsview Land Community Voice Association (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/comm/communicationfile-133129.pdf
(June 21, 2021) Submission from Minda Davis (NY.New)
(June 21, 2021) E-mail from David McKee, President, Congregation Darchei Noam (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/comm/communicationfile-133096.pdf
(June 21, 2021) E-mail from Mark Richardson, HousingNowTO.com (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/comm/communicationfile-133130.pdf
(June 22, 2021) Submission from Stephen Moranis (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/comm/communicationfile-133131.pdf
(June 22, 2021) Submission from Hilda Swirsky (NY.New)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report back to the North York Community Council on a capital park plan and community consultation strategy for improvements to Banting Park and the new parkland spaces within the Allen East District.

 

2.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Transportation Services to make the necessary right of way modifications along Avenue B, while applying Complete Streets Design Guidelines, to consider introducing a multi-use path connecting Banting Park to the lands west of Allen Rd. and aligning with a future connection between the Downsview National Urban Park through an integrated and expanded park network as adopted by City Council, as part of Northcrest's settlement, at its meeting on February 2, 3 and 5, 2021 [Item CC28.10.]

 

3.  City Council direct the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review the privacy and flooding concerns expressed by the residents along the south side of Reiner Road as part of the future Zoning By-law Amendment and Plan of Subdivision applications for the Allen East lands by evaluating the feasibility of implementing one or a combination of the following elements:

 

a.  storm-water management mitigation measures across the Allen East District; included but not restricted to the preservation of the existing swale;

 

b.  increased tree planting between the existing residences along the south side of Reiner Road and the proposed row of residences to be built immediately to the south; and

 

c.  implementation of a minimum 1.8 metre tall backyard fence along the property lines of the northern most row of proposed residences abutting the existing residences located along the south side of Reiner Road.

 

4.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to ensure, as part of the future Zoning By-law Amendment application, that the two mid-rise buildings, located east of Street A, have a maximum height of 5 or 6-storeys and transition appropriately to the proposed low-rise neighborhood.

 

5.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to incorporate the Complete Street Guidelines and Vision Zero Guidelines in the design of the future cross-section of Street A, that prioritizes people, promotes healthy and active living, provides multiple travel options for uses, connects to the surrounding area, and gives people mobility choice through a connected multimodal network. Incorporation of these Guidelines may also include the consideration of reducing the number of travel lanes on Street A, subject to further study and analysis.

 

6.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake community consultation on the future phasing of traffic signal installation along Allen Road.

 

7.  City Council request the Board of Directors of CreateTO to direct the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, in consultation with the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, to facilitate discussions with the Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf to pursue the potential opportunity for the lease or sale of space or lands at fair market rent or value, to accommodate the community and social service institution within the Allen East District.

  

8.  City Council request the Board of Directors of CreateTO to direct the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO to facilitate discussions with the Toronto Community Benefits Network in order to advance a shared vision for Community Benefits during the different construction phases of the Allen East District.

 

9.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to work with CreateTO and its development partners to further consider community benefits through future Zoning By-law Amendment applications.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-01-2021 3:56 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - NY25.6 - Pasternak - 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, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Mike Colle
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Josh Matlow, Jaye Robinson

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That City Council amend North York Community Council Recommendation 7 [Now Part 10 of City Council's decision] to read as follows:

 

7. City Council to request direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with CreateTO and the Housing Secretariat to consider bringing applying the Housing Now Initiative's affordable housing model to a section portions of the Neighbourhood, Apartment Neighbourhood and Mixed Use Neighbourhood during Allen District Plan's phases 1, 2 and 3.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-01-2021 3:54 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - NY25.6 - Bail„o - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, 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: 4 Members that were absent are Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Josh Matlow, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-01-2021 3:58 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - NY25.6 - 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, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Mike Colle
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Josh Matlow, Jaye Robinson

Point of Order by Councillor Anthony Perruzza

Councillor Perruzza, on a Point of Order, stated that the Item speaks to the development in the area and the Speaker should give Councillor Colle some latitude in his questions of staff.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Members need to ask questions on the Item before Council.

NY25.6 - Final Report - Allen East District Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Deferred
Ward:
6 - York Centre

City Council Decision

City Council on July 14, 15 and 16, 2021, deferred consideration of Item NY25.6 to the September 30 and October 1, 2021 meeting of City Council.

Background Information (Community Council)

(May 31, 2021) Report and Attachments 1 to 12 from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District on the Allen East District Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-167791.pdf
Attachment 13 - Allen East District Plan Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168048.pdf
Attachment 14 - Allen East District Plan Urban Design Guidelines (Part 1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168054.pdf
Attachment 14 - Allen East District Plan Urban Design Guidelines (Part 2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168055.pdf
Attachment 14 - Allen East District Plan Urban Design Guidelines (Part 3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168056.pdf
Attachment 15 - Allen East District Plan Affordable Housing Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168049.pdf
Attachment 16 - Allen East District Plan Community Services and Facilities Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168050.pdf
Attachment 17 - Allen East District Plan Transportation Addendum
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168051.pdf
Attachment 18 - Functional Servicing Memorandum
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168052.pdf
Attachment 19 - Allen District Plan LEED Neighbourhood Development Feasibility Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168053.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(June 20, 2021) E-mail from Albert Krivickas, Vice-President, Downsview Land Community Voice Association (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/comm/communicationfile-133129.pdf
(June 21, 2021) Submission from Minda Davis (NY.New)
(June 21, 2021) E-mail from David McKee, President, Congregation Darchei Noam (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/comm/communicationfile-133096.pdf
(June 21, 2021) E-mail from Mark Richardson, HousingNowTO.com (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/comm/communicationfile-133130.pdf
(June 22, 2021) Submission from Stephen Moranis (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/comm/communicationfile-133131.pdf
(June 22, 2021) Submission from Hilda Swirsky (NY.New)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That consideration of the item be deferred until the September 30 and October 1, 2021 meeting of City Council.

NY25.6 - Final Report - Allen East District Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
6 - York Centre

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council endorse the Allen East District Plan Final Report and the Allen East District Plan documents submitted by CreateTO to the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District on March 15, 2021, and direct City staff to review all future development applications within the Allen East District against the documents listed below:

 

a. Allen East District Plan Report, prepared by Urban Strategies Inc., dated March 2021, included as Attachment 13 to the report (May 31, 2021) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District;


b. Allen East District Plan Urban Design Guidelines, prepared by The Planning Partnership and Perkins + Will, dated February 2021, included as Attachment 14 to the report (May 31, 2021) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District;


c. Allen East District Plan Affordable Housing Strategy, prepared by Urban Strategies Inc., dated March 2021, included as Attachment 15 to the report (May 31, 2021) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District;


d. Allen East District Plan Community Services & Facilities Strategy, prepared by Urban Strategies Inc., dated March 2021, included as Attachment 16 to the report (May 31, 2021) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District;


e. Allen East District Plan Transportation Addendum, prepared by WSP, dated February 2021, included as Attachment 17 to the report (May 31, 2021) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District;


f. Functional Servicing Memorandum, prepared by WSP, dated March 5, 2021, included as Attachment 18 to the report (May 31, 2021) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District; and

 

g. Allen District Plan LEED Neighbourhood Development Feasibility Report, prepared by Enermodal Engineering, dated May 2013, included as Attachment 19 to the report (May 31, 2021) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District.
 

2. City Council direct CreateTO and their future development partners to submit a Housing Issues Report at the time of the Zoning By-law Amendment application for each development phase to further detail the unit mix, delivery method, and timing for delivery of the affordable housing units in that phase.

 

3. City Council to direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with CreateTO and the Toronto Parking Authority, to consider incorporating a commuter/shared parking facility within the future Mixed Use Neighbourhood (Phase 3) of the Allen District Plan.

 

4. City Council to direct the Transportation Services Development Planning and Review Area Manager to conduct the necessary studies to introduce a new signalized intersection at the corner of Joe Swirsky Boulevard and Wilson Heights Boulevard, and report back to North York Community Council by Q1 2022.

 
5. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the local Councillor, to continue community and stakeholder engagement by organizing an Allen District Community Working Group that will closely follow and provide feedback on subsequent subdivision and rezoning applications, through the three different Allen District neighbourhood building phases.

 
6. City Council to direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with the Ward Councillor and the Allen District Community Working Group, prior to the approval of a Construction Mitigation and Tenant Communication Plan, to be supplied by the future developer and pursuant to the Site Plan Approval process required at each of the Allen District Plan development phases.

 

7. City Council to request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with CreateTO and the Housing Secretariat to consider bringing the Housing Now Initiative's affordable housing model to a section of the Apartment Neighbourhood and Mixed Use Neighbourhood during Allen District Plan's phases 2 and 3.

 
8. City Council to direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation, to formalize the existing pedestrian pathway identified as a missing link/gap in the Toronto Transit Commission's 2021 Annual Service Plan, between Banting Park and Sheppard West Station through the installation of an east-west sidewalk in line with Street A's construction.

 
9. City Council direct the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, in consultation with the Interim Chief Executive Officer of CreateTO, to explore opportunities to locate a not-for-profit tennis facility, bound to a satisfactory public access agreement, in partnership with the Ontario Tennis Association, to be located on the southwest end of the Allen District and report back to North York Community Council including all major terms and conditions of any required agreement, by October 2021.

Origin

(May 31, 2021) Report from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District

Summary

This report recommends that City Council endorse the Allen East District Plan which is comprised of a series of strategies, reports, and guidelines submitted by CreateTO to guide future development within the 57 acres of land generally located south of Sheppard Avenue West, on the east side of William R. Allen Road (Allen Road). The Downsview Area Secondary Plan (DASP) requires the completion of a District Plan, to the satisfaction of the City, prior to any development proceeding in a District. The purpose of the District Plan is to outline development principles and guidelines at a finer level of detail to guide the future development of the area. The District Plan establishes more detailed information on key elements of the District, including land use, built form, blocks and structure plan, the delivery of affordable housing, and the massing and treatment of the public realm and parks and open spaces. The Downsview Area Secondary Plan is under review as a result of the Downsview Airport ceasing operations in the future and it may be necessary to revisit the Allen East District Plan in the future. The current plan, however, reflects those policies of the DASP that are in force today.

Background Information

(May 31, 2021) Report and Attachments 1 to 12 from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District on the Allen East District Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-167791.pdf
Attachment 13 - Allen East District Plan Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168048.pdf
Attachment 14 - Allen East District Plan Urban Design Guidelines (Part 1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168054.pdf
Attachment 14 - Allen East District Plan Urban Design Guidelines (Part 2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168055.pdf
Attachment 14 - Allen East District Plan Urban Design Guidelines (Part 3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168056.pdf
Attachment 15 - Allen East District Plan Affordable Housing Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168049.pdf
Attachment 16 - Allen East District Plan Community Services and Facilities Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168050.pdf
Attachment 17 - Allen East District Plan Transportation Addendum
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168051.pdf
Attachment 18 - Functional Servicing Memorandum
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168052.pdf
Attachment 19 - Allen District Plan LEED Neighbourhood Development Feasibility Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-168053.pdf

Communications

(June 20, 2021) E-mail from Albert Krivickas, Vice-President, Downsview Land Community Voice Association (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/comm/communicationfile-133129.pdf
(June 21, 2021) Submission from Minda Davis (NY.New)
(June 21, 2021) E-mail from David McKee, President, Congregation Darchei Noam (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/comm/communicationfile-133096.pdf
(June 21, 2021) E-mail from Mark Richardson, HousingNowTO.com (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/comm/communicationfile-133130.pdf
(June 22, 2021) Submission from Stephen Moranis (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/comm/communicationfile-133131.pdf
(June 22, 2021) Submission from Hilda Swirsky (NY.New)

Speakers

Hilda Swirsky (Submission Filed)
Nicole Dason, Banting Park Homeowners' Association
Stephen Moranis, President & CEO, Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) (Submission Filed)
Minda Davis (Submission Filed)
Al Smith, Banting Park Home Owners Association
Mark Richardson, HousingNowTO.com

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That North York Community Council recommend that:

 

1. City Council to direct the Transportation Services Development Planning and Review Area Manager to conduct the necessary studies to introduce a new signalized intersection at the corner of Joe Swirsky Boulevard and Wilson Heights Boulevard, and report back to North York Community Council by Q1 2022.

 
2. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the local Councillor, to continue community and stakeholder engagement by organizing an Allen District Community Working Group that will closely follow and provide feedback on subsequent subdivision and rezoning applications, through the three different Allen District neighbourhood building phases.

 
3. City Council to direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with the Ward Councillor and the Allen District Community Working Group, prior to the approval of a Construction Mitigation and Tenant Communication Plan, to be supplied by the future developer and pursuant to the Site Plan Approval process required at each of the Allen District Plan development phases.

 

4. City Council to request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with CreateTO and the Housing Secretariat to consider bringing the Housing Now Initiative's affordable housing model to a section of the Apartment Neighbourhood and Mixed Use Neighbourhood during Allen District Plan's phases 2 and 3.

 
5. City Council to direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation, to formalize the existing pedestrian pathway identified as a missing link/gap in the Toronto Transit Commission's 2021 Annual Service Plan, between Banting Park and Sheppard West Station through the installation of an east-west sidewalk in line with Street A's construction.

 
6. City Council direct the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, in consultation with the Interim Chief Executive Officer of CreateTO, to explore opportunities to locate a not-for-profit tennis facility, bound to a satisfactory public access agreement, in partnership with the Ontario Tennis Association, to be located on the southwest end of the Allen District and report back to North York Community Council including all major terms and conditions of any required agreement, by October 2021.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That North York Community Council recommend that:

 

1. City Council to direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with CreateTO and the Toronto Parking Authority, to consider incorporating a commuter/shared parking facility within the future Mixed Use Neighbourhood (Phase 3) of the Allen District Plan.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-23-2021

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are John Filion, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak (Chair), Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council