Item - 2021.PH29.8
- This item was considered by Planning and Housing Committee on November 25, 2021 and was adopted without amendment.
PH29.8 - Neighbourhood Change and Intensification Bulletin
- Decision Type:
The Planning and Housing Committee:
1. Received the report (November 10, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning for information.
The Neighbourhood Change and Intensification Bulletin examines growth and change within lands designated as Neighbourhoods. The results of this research provide a broad understanding of demographic characteristics across Toronto's low rise neighbourhoods and have helped inform the Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods initiative, an ongoing study exploring new policy approaches that could increase housing diversity in lands designated as Neighbourhoods.
The Bulletin examines Building Permits, Planning applications, and Census demographic data across the city's five low-density Residential zone types. The research categorizes these zone types as "more permissive" and "less permissive", and presents a high-level overview of how zoning, along with other intervening factors, may influence community outcomes. The Bulletin also looks more closely at case studies of neighbourhoods that represent some of the prototypical pre and post war fabric of the city to inform the conversation on the evolution of neighbourhoods. The work provides a critical input into the broader consideration about how neighbourhoods can play a role in serving goals around housing diversity and inclusion, regional growth management, and adapting the city to climate change.
Attachment 1 - Neighbourhood Change and Intensification Bulletin
Presentation from City Planning on Neighbourhood Change and Intensification
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Lauren Podmore (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Dodds (PH.New)
(November 25, 2021) Letter from Andy Choles, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association (PH.New)
Andy Choles, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association