Councillor Josh Matlow

The new Midtown Planning Group






Request to Establish a Midtown Planning Group- adopted by committee, going to July 2012 City council meeting

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:


1.         City Council establish the Midtown Planning Group to create a proactive, holistic, and comprehensive strategy for planning in the Yonge and Eglinton area of Midtown, which will bring consistency to planning across Community Council Boundaries.  The composition of the Midtown Planning Group would include the three local councillors who represent the centre of Yonge and Eglinton and local resident association members invited to participate by the local councillors.  The purpose of the strategy is to be proactive and to establish the planning framework in advance of planning applications.

(May 28, 2012) Letter from Councillors Josh Matlow and Karen Stintz

The Yonge-Eglinton area is considered a Centre within the Official Plan, which means the area 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 activity.


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 for the urban planning to support the light-rapid transit line, a strategy is required to ensure this work is comprehensive and consistent across Community Council boundaries.

Background Information
(May 28, 2012) Joint Letter from Councillors Josh Matlow and Karen Stintz on Midtown Planning Group

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