Item - 2021.PH29.8

Tracking Status

PH29.8 - Neighbourhood Change and Intensification Bulletin

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Decision

The Planning and Housing Committee:

 

1. Received the report (November 10, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning for information.

Origin

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

Summary

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.

Background Information

(November 10, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Neighbourhood Change and Intensification Bulletin
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173164.pdf
Attachment 1 - Neighbourhood Change and Intensification Bulletin
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173165.pdf
Presentation from City Planning on Neighbourhood Change and Intensification
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173803.pdf

Communications

(November 21, 2021) Letter from Jacob Dawang, More Neighbours Toronto (PH.New)
(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)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140436.pdf

Speakers

Phil Pothen, Environmental Defence
Andy Choles, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association
Andrew Dodds

Motions

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