Item - 2022.PH35.2

Tracking Status

PH35.2 - Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods: Major Streets - Interim Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Decision

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.

Origin

(June 15, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

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. 

Background Information

(June 15, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods: Major Streets - Interim Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-227634.pdf
Attachment 1: EHON: Major Streets Map Toronto and East York
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-227635.pdf
Attachment 2: EHON: Major Streets Map North York
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-227636.pdf
Attachment 3: EHON: Major Streets Map Etobicoke
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-227637.pdf
Attachment 4: EHON: Major Streets Map Scarborough
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-227638.pdf

Communications

(July 1, 2022) Letter from Steven Vella, Co-Chair, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-154021.pdf
(July 3, 2022) Letter from Sheila Dunlop, Secretary, South Armour Heights Residentsí Association (SAHRA) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-154043.pdf
(July 4, 2022) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (FoNTRA) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-154102.pdf

Speakers

Steven Vella, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association
Cathie McDonald, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations

Motions

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