Item - 2022.PH31.6

Tracking Status

PH31.6 - Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods - Update Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Decision

The Planning and Housing Committee:

 

1. Endorsed the contents of the report (February 1, 2022) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning titled Expanding Housing options in Neighbourhoods - Update Report, as the basis for ongoing public consultation.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Senior Planner, City Planning and the Coordinator Stakeholder Engagement, City Planning gave a presentation on Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods.

Origin

(February 1, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

On July 28, 2020, City Council endorsed the Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods (EHON) Work Plan Report and endorsed City Planning proceeding with several priority initiatives in 2020. The EHON Work Plan established a framework of strategies at various scales to increase housing options within areas designated as Neighbourhoods.

 

Since Council adopted the Work Plan in 2020, City Planning staff, collaborating with staff from other City divisions, have initiated and advanced many of the original 19 action items in the plan, in some cases, combining them, and in other cases implementing them as part of other work in City Planning’s work program.

 

This report summarizes the progress of the EHON work plan, discusses the various consultation methods employed, forecasts future reports and consultation, and discusses themes emerging through consultation and advancement of the work plan initiatives.

Background Information

(February 1, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods - Update Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-199053.pdf
Presentation from Senior Planner, City Planning and the Coordinator Stakeholder Engagement, City Planning on Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-221937.pdf

Communications

(February 13, 2022) Letter from Bilal Akhtar, More Neighbours Toronto (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-145600.pdf
(February 14, 2022) Letter from Sheila Dunlop, Secretary, South Armour Heights Residentsí Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-145656.pdf
(February 14, 2022) Letter from Christine Mercado Chair and Judy Gibson, Chair, Tree Canopy Preservation and Enhancement Committee, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-145657.pdf
(February 15, 2022) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-145665.pdf

Speakers

Christine Mercado, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association
Geoff Kettel, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations
Mark Richardson
Rocky Petkov
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Motions

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