Planning and Development

  • Missing Middle – Sharing Stories from our Community

    Last week, we requested members from our community provide their stories about missing middle housing. I wanted to share one we have received: My partner and I live in a house on St. Clarens Ave that was long ago converted into three units (and now houses 6 people), but unless you know, you can't tell as you're walking down the sidewalk. The fear in some that allowing duplexes and triplexes as-of-right across the City will forever change the character of...
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  • “Missing Middle“ Story

    Earlier this week, on the date that City Planning staff reported back on Expanding Housing Options in Toronto Neighbourhoods,  I invited residents to share their story of living in “missing middle”. I am happy to follow up with the story of Ward 9 resident Emile L. on Dovercourt Road who shared the following: "I am a 26 year old young professional who has lived in a Detached House that was converted into 4 apartment units (one for each floor, and the basement). The...
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  • 900 Dufferin Request for Directions Report

    City Staff prepared this request for directions report in order to have City Council approval for their positions in the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) case with the developers of 900 Dufferin Street (the Dufferin Mall site). I am working closely with the community to help inform City Planning’s position on these matters. Subsequent to our public meeting in February, I convened our Working Group and we recently had our initial meeting. With this report and the additional direction we...
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  • Bloor Street Area Study Perth to St Helens

    Development pressures in this area have begun increasing, with several properties being bought and companies seeking meetings with my office and the planning department. With large projects proposed and approved to the south and several more plans forthcoming to the north, there is significant development pressure in the area. In order to ensure a comprehensive plan for the area and that growth occurs in a well-planned, comprehensive and coordinated manner I requested this study.
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  • Planning and Housing Committee

    The Planning and Housing Committee met today. There were are a number of important items on the agenda, including expanding housing options in neighbourhoods, Toronto Building Division requirements for laneway suites, and the City’s submission on Bill 184, the provincial government's new law that weakens tenant protections. Highlighting PH15.6 Expanding Housing Options in Toronto Neighbourhoods The expansion of housing options in areas of the City where zoning regulations are too stringent is an initiative I introduced and have been leading since last summer along,...
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  • Planning and Housing Committee – July 13

    There are a number of important items on the upcoming Planning and Housing Committee agenda, including expanding housing options in neighbourhoods, Toronto Building Division requirements for laneway suites, and the City’s submission on Bill 184, the provincial government's new law that weakens tenant protections.
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  • Modular Housing Consultation – 150 Harrison St

    The City of Toronto is proposing to build 44 modular housing apartments at Harrison Street and Dovercourt Road. Would you like to share your views? Learn more about how to get involved here.  
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  • Building Permits Update

    All permitting and inspection services are now being offered. Some of the services are modified with new applications being accepted electronically only and in-person inspection protocols have been established to ensure health and safety. Staff are focusing their efforts on permits that were received prior to the service disruption. As of April 29, 92% of all active building applications received prior to the service disruption have been reviewed and processed. New building permit applications are being accepted electronically and staff...
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  • 18 Foundry Splashpad

    I am pleased to share that the design of the splash pad project at 18 Foundry Avenue has been completed and the work is scheduled to proceed this year. I am glad that this important addition is moving forward for the families in the community can enjoy this new feature. Thank you to all the residents who have put in time to consult on the design of this work. To see the design work, please visit: anabailao.com/FoundaryAve_SplashPad
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  • Bloor and Dufferin Development Update

    Bloor Dufferin Development Proposal Moves to Toronto East York Community Council I am pleased to update you once again with respect to the lands at the southwest corner of Bloor Street West and Dufferin Street. As you may know, in 2013 the Toronto District School Board decided to essentially relocate Bloor Collegiate Institute to the former Brockton High School site on Croatia Street.  They then declared 7.3 acres of their lands on the site to be surplus and directed that they...
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