Item - 2021.PH26.2

Tracking Status

  • This item was considered by Planning and Housing Committee on September 21, 2021. The Planning and Housing Committee postponed consideration of this item. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the deferral.

PH26.2 - Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas - Phase 1 Final Report and Phase 2 Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Deferred
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Committee Decision

The Planning and Housing Committee:

 

1. Adjourned the statutory public meeting under the Planning Act for the Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas - Phase 1 Final Report and Phase 2 Update until the October 18, 2021 meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee at 10:30 a.m.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee commenced a statutory public meeting on June 28, 2021, that continued on September 21, 2021 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(June 10, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

Toronto's Official Plan includes extensive policies that recognize the importance of Employment Areas to provide for a broad and diverse employment base. On December 10, 2019, the Planning and Housing Committee endorsed a proposed two-phased zoning framework to bring the City's zoning by-laws into conformity with Official Plan Amendment 231 (OPA 231), Employment Areas policies.

 

Phase 1 of the review involves the removal of sensitive land uses as permitted uses in all former general zoning by-laws and the city-wide Zoning By-law for lands designated as Employment Areas in the Official Plan.

 

This report summarizes the Phase 1 review and recommends amendments to all of the in-force zoning by-laws to remove permissions for sensitive land uses or other land uses that are not permitted in General Employment Areas or Core Employment Areas under the policy direction of OPA 231. This report also describes the next steps for Phase 2 of the review.

Background Information

(June 10, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas - Phase 1 Final Report and Phase 2 Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-169846.pdf
Attachment 1 - Amendment to Zoning By-law 569-2013
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-169847.pdf
Attachment 2: Amendment to North York Zoning By-law 7625
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-169848.pdf
Attachment 3: Amendment to York Zoning By-law 1-83
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-169849.pdf
Attachment 4: Amendment to Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-169850.pdf
Attachment 5: Amendment to Leaside Zoning By-law 1916
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-169852.pdf
Attachment 6: Amendment to East York Zoning By-law 6752
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-169851.pdf
Attachment 7: Amendment to Scarborough Employment Districts Zoning By-law 24982
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-169853.pdf
Attachment 8: Amendment to Municipal Shelter By-law 138-2003
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-169854.pdf
Attachment 9: Amendment to Etobicoke Zoning Code
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-169855.pdf
Attachment 10: Site-specific amendment for 60 Starview Lane
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-169876.pdf
Attachment 11: Summary Table of proposed changes to use permissions in Former General Zoning By-laws
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-169878.pdf
Attachment 12: Summary Table of proposed exceptions for legally established ice arenas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-169879.pdf
(June 7, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-169877.pdf

Communications

(June 21, 2021) E-mail from Zachary Fleisher, Davies Howe LLP, on behalf of 2495861 Ontario Inc., the owner of 55 Scarsdale Road (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135878.pdf
(June 24, 2021) Letter from Rosemarie L Humphries, President, Humphries Planning Group Inc. on behalf of 2130254 Ontario Inc. (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135870.pdf
(June 25, 2021) Letter from Bruce H. Engell, WeirFoulds LLP on behalf of Ontario Lands Corporation (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135872.pdf
(June 25, 2021) Letter from Kim Beckman, Davies Howe LLP on behalf of Woodbine Entertainment Group (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135884.pdf
(June 24, 2021) Letter from Abdul Jogiat, President, Islamic Society of Toronto (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135879.pdf
(June 25, 2021) E-mail from Alan Heisey on behalf of 2465855 Ontario Limited (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135873.pdf
(June 25, 2021) Letter from David C. K. Tang, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP on behalf of Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation for The Diocese Of Toronto (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135880.pdf
(June 25, 2021) Letter from Patrick Duffy, Stikeman Elliott LLP on behalf of 39 Wynford Inc. (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135886.pdf
(June 25, 2021) Letter from Craig McLuckie, Toronto Industry Network (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135887.pdf
(June 25, 2021) Letter from Christian Chan, C2 Planning on behalf of Soulmutts Toronto Limited (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135888.pdf
(June 25, 2021) Letter from Steven O'Melia, Miller Thomson on behalf of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135876.pdf
(June 25, 2021) E-mail from Peter Shut, Broookfield Properties (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135877.pdf
(June 28, 2021) Letter from Robert Walter-Joseph, Gladki Planning Associates on behalf of DUKE Heights Business Improvement Area (BIA) (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135885.pdf
(June 28, 2021) Letter from Robert MacFarlane, Zelinka Priamo Ltd. on behalf of Choice Properties REIT (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135875.pdf
(June 28, 2021) Letter from Robert MacFarlane, Zelinka Priamo Ltd. on behalf of Loblaw Properties Limited (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135869.pdf
(June 28, 2021) Letter from Christian Chan, C2 Planning on behalf of Owens Corning Insulating Systems Canada LP (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135871.pdf
(June 28, 2021) Letter from Robert Blunt and Andrew Jeanrie, Partners, Bennett Jones LLP on behalf of Sunray Group (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135881.pdf
(June 28, 2021) Letter from Signe Leisk, Cassels, Brock & Blackwell on behalf of Champagne Centre Ltd. (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135882.pdf
(June 28, 2021) Letter from Christian Chan, C2 Planning on behalf of 2613815 Ontario Inc. (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135874.pdf
(June 28, 2021) Letter from Christian Chan, C2 Planning on behalf of Heritage Funeral Centre - O'Connor Bros and Ralph Day Chapels (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135883.pdf
(August 27, 2021) Letter from Peter Harrington, Aird & Berlis, on behalf of STC Investments Inc. c/o North American Development Group (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-135989.pdf
(September 7, 2021) Letter from Adam Layton, Evans Planning, on behalf of CTN Finch Inc. (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136251.pdf
(September 13, 2021) Letter from Adam Layton, Evans Planning, on behalf of David Hertzman (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136237.pdf
(September 13, 2021) Letter from Piper Morley, Borden Ladner Gervais, on behalf of New Queensway LP (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136239.pdf
(September 13, 2021) Letter from Sandra Farina, Executive Director, Emery Village BIA (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136274.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from Dennis Wood, Wood Bull LLP, on behalf of 2129152 Ontario Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136370.pdf
(September 13, 2021) Letter from Rob MacFarlane, Zelinka Priamo Ltd., on behalf of Loblaws Properties Limited (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136389.pdf
(September 10, 2021) Letter from Rob McFarlane, Zelinka Priamo Ltd., on behalf of Choice Properties REIT (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136390.pdf
(September 15, 2021) Letter from Eileen Costello, Aird Berlis, on behalf of Rimrock Plaza Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136391.pdf
(September 17, 2021) E-mail from Linda Hong (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136372.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 3 Elm Grove (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136373.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 5 Elm Grove (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136374.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 15 Milford (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136375.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 17 Milford (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136376.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 18 Ingram (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136377.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 19 Milford (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136378.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 21 Milford (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136380.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 22 Ingram (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136381.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 25 Clayson (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136382.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 28 Ingram (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136383.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 31 Densley (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136384.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 75 Samor (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136385.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 77 Samor (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136386.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 137-139 Peter Street (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136387.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 169 Balmoral (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136388.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 171A Balmoral (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136409.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 171B Balmoral (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136410.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 438 Avenue Road (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136411.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 440 Avenue Road (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136412.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 918 Bloor Street (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136413.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 920 Bloor Street (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136414.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 1268 King Street (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136415.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 2301 Keele Street (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136416.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 5145 Steeles Avenue (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136417.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 6283 Yonge Street (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136418.pdf
(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 6285 Yonge Street (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136419.pdf
(September 17, 2021) Letter from Judy Menceles, President, Charles Sos Investments Ltd. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136420.pdf
(September 17, 2021) Letter from Jane Pepino, Aird Berlis, on behalf of OTT Financial Group - 1123 Leslie Street (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136422.pdf
(September 2, 2021) Letter from Rosemarie Humphries, Humphries Planning Group Inc., on behalf of 2130254 Ontario Inc., (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136429.pdf
(September 3, 2021) Letter from Rosemarie Humphries, Humphries Planning Group Inc., on behalf of Village of Duke Heights Landowners Group (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136449.pdf
(September 17, 2021) Letter from Michael J . St. Pierre, Executive Vice President and General Manager, TRC (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136430.pdf
(September 17, 2021) Letter from Signe Leisk, Cassels Brock and Blackwell, on behalf of Duke Heights Business Improvement Area (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136450.pdf
(September 20, 2021) Letter from Kimberly L. Beckman, Davies Howe on behalf of Woodbine Entertainment Group (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136434.pdf
(September 20, 2021) Letter from Chris Barnett, Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP on behalf of Humbold Commercial Limited and Century Standard Development Corporation (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136435.pdf
(September 17, 2021) Letter from Lew Pliamm, Chair, Duke Heights Business Improvement Area (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136436.pdf
(September 17, 2021) Letter from George Hood, Director of Government Relations, Herzing College System (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136437.pdf
(September 19, 2021) Submission from Bruce Van-Lane (PH.New)
(September 20, 2021) Letter from Ralph Grittani, RG Consulting Inc., on behalf of West Four Hundred Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136441.pdf
(September 20, 2021) Letter from Dag Enhoming, President, Siltech Corporation (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136442.pdf
(September 20, 2021) Letter from Ronald M Tam, Barrister & Solicitor, on behalf of Viron Properties Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136479.pdf
(September 20, 2021) Letter from Craig McLuckie, Toronto Industry Network (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136480.pdf
(September 20, 2021) Letter from Laura Dean, Aird & Berils, LLP, on behalf of Shell Canada Products (3975 Keele Street), Imperial Oil (1150 Finch Avenue West) and Suncor Energy Inc. (1138 Finch Avenue West) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136481.pdf
(September 20, 2021) Letter from Geoff Grant, General Manager, Pinewood Toronto Studios (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136482.pdf

Speakers

John Gagliano, LIKE - Lawrence Ingram Keele BIA
Toni Varone, Montecassino Hotel

Motions

1 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That the Planning and Housing Committee:

 

1. Adjourn the statutory public meeting under the Planning Act for the Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas - Phase 1 Final Report and Phase 2 Update until the October 18, 2021 meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee at 10:30 a.m.

 

2a - Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas - Supplementary Report

Origin

(September 1, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

At its meeting of June 28, 2021, the Planning and Housing Committee adjourned the statutory public meeting under the Planning Act for the Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas - Phase 1 Final Report and Phase 2 Update until the September 21, 2021 meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee.

 

The Committee requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to provide a supplementary report that addresses: 1) zoning permissions for art gallery, museum and performing arts studio uses in General Employment Areas of the Official Plan (OP); 2) whether zoning by-law amendments are required to maintain land use permissions for the Woodbine Racetrack lands at 555 Rexdale Boulevard, in conformity with the OP; and 3) whether zoning by-law amendments are required to maintain existing zoning permissions for sites owned by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) that are zoned industrial but not designated as either General Employment Areas or Core Employment Areas in the OP.

 

This Supplementary Report responds to the Committee requests, as well as written submissions made to the Committee, and revises some of the draft by-laws contained in the previously submitted final report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, dated June 10, 2021.

Background Information

(September 1, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas - Supplementary Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-170517.pdf
Attachment 1: Amendment to Zoning By-law 569-2013
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-170518.pdf
Attachment 2: Amendment to North York Zoning By-law 7625
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-170519.pdf
Attachment 3: Amendment to York Zoning By-law 1-83
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-170520.pdf
Attachment 4: Amendment to Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-170521.pdf
Attachment 5: Amendment to Leaside Zoning By-law 1916
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-170522.pdf
Attachment 7: Amendment to Scarborough Employment Districts Zoning By-law 24982
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-170523.pdf
Attachment 9: Amendment to Etobicoke Zoning Code
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-170524.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council