Item - 2022.PH35.2
- This item was considered by Planning and Housing Committee on July 5, 2022 and was adopted without amendment.
PH35.2 - Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods: Major Streets - Interim Report
- Decision Type:
The Planning and Housing Committee:
1. Endorsed the contents of the report (June 15, 2022) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning as the basis for ongoing public consultation.
The Major Streets study is part of the Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods (EHON) initiative, intended to review the opportunity to support the introduction of gentle intensification of residential units in those portions of neighbourhoods that directly abut Major Streets. This study supports a number of City and Provincial policy objectives to provide a full range of housing options to Torontonians, in a form that makes efficient use of land, infrastructure, existing services, and recognizes the influence of these streets, and their transportation opportunities, on existing residential permissions.
Major streets are identified on Map 3 - Right-of-Way Widths Associated with Existing Major Streets. Major streets are those transportation corridors which support surface transportation, shipping and delivery routes, and provide connectivity across the city. The scope of this study includes an examination of road segments of Major Streets that have abutting lands designated Neighbourhoods in the Official Plan, the existing policies in that context, and the opportunities to build on the proposed changes to land use permissions to be proposed by the Multiplex and Neighbourhood Retail and Services studies of EHON.
This report provides an update on the work of the Major Streets stream of the EHON initiative, and requests endorsement for further consultation in Q4 2022 and into 2023.
Attachment 1: EHON: Major Streets Map Toronto and East York
Attachment 2: EHON: Major Streets Map North York
Attachment 3: EHON: Major Streets Map Etobicoke
Attachment 4: EHON: Major Streets Map Scarborough
(July 3, 2022) Letter from Sheila Dunlop, Secretary, South Armour Heights Residentsí Association (SAHRA) (PH.New)
(July 4, 2022) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (FoNTRA) (PH.New)
Cathie McDonald, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations