Ward 14 is a unique and vibrant community in Toronto. How will it look in 10, 20 or 30 years? Planning for the future means setting priorities for our community, and making sure changes to our neighbourhoods are consistent with our vision for a fairer, more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous community.
Working with City Planning, I continue to work to ensure the highest standard is met for public input and consultation, to ensure development is to scale, mixed use and helps contribute to a more inclusive Ward 14. Together with the community, Toronto-Danforth has been the subject of several planning studies, which were the result of years of consultation and input from our community.
A significant accomplishment was securing the Red Door Shelter’s new home in a new development on Queen St. East. Upon hearing that the Red Door Shelter was facing relocation, I worked with the City, the developers, the shelter and thousands of residents to push for a breakthrough solution to keep these families in our community. My sincere hope is that this becomes an example for the City as we work to plan complete communities.
Major Transit Station Areas (MTSAs)
MTSAs are defined in the Growth Plan (2019) as areas within an approximate 500-800 metre radius of a transit station and representing a 10-minute walk. The Growth Plan (2019) prescribes the following minimum density targets for MTSAs: 200 residents and jobs per hectare for subways; 160 residents and jobs per hectare for light rail transit; and 150 residents and jobs for GO Transit rail.
Protected Major Transit Station Areas (PMTSAs) will become a subset of the 180+ MTSAs. The introduction of PMTSAs is part of Our Plan Toronto’s equity lens that prioritizes the delineation of PMTSAs to enable the implementation of Inclusionary Zoning as an affordable housing tool, where market conditions could support it.
Please note this matter is expected to be on the agenda of July 5th Meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee
You can find out more about this issue on this City website.
Planning Studies in Ward 14
Queen St. East / Leslieville Planning Study
Projects in Ward 14
Development Application for Cosburn and Gowan (5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19 Cosburn Ave and 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 Gowan Ave)
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