Midtown Planning Group
The Yonge-Eglinton area is considered a Centre within the Official Plan, and thus is designated for intensification of employment and residential uses. There is a great deal of development currently underway in, or being proposed for, the Centre and the construction of the light-rapid transit along Eglinton will likely increase development pressures.
Currently the Yonge-Eglinton area is divided between two planning departments, two Community Councils and three municipal ward boundaries (Wards 22, 16 and 25). The North York Community Council adjudicates planning applications for the north-west and north-east part of the Centre north of Roehampton, and the Toronto and East York Community Council adjudicates planning applications for the southern portion of the Centre. Although there are Urban Design Guidelines, an Area Study and work underway on a planning study related to the Eglinton Crosstown, a strategy is required to ensure this work is comprehensive and consistent across Community Council boundaries.
I have been working closely with our community and City staff on the Midtown in Focus study to create a framework for coordinated improvements within the Yonge Eglinton area.
The Midtown in Focus Parks, Open Space and Streetscape Master Plan adopted at City Council on August 25, 2014 can now be found here.
We held the first meeting of the Midtown Planning Group on November 12, 2012.
Please click here to read the meeting minutes. My sincere thanks to Richard MacFarlane for preparing them.