Area Plan aka Official Plan Amendment 183
North Downtown Yonge Planning Framework
In the making since 2010, the area-specific policies for the North Downtown Yonge had considerable community engagement with numerous working group sessions. The Area is bounded by the south side of College/Carlton Streets, south side of Charles Street, west side of Bay Street and east side of Church Street.
North Downtown Yonge is comprised of unique character areas. The policies are designed to guide the unique and evolving mixed use community that accommodates both local level and non-local (regional and international) needs.
North Downtown Yonge Urban Design Guidelines will now have to be considered in the evaluation of all new and current (pipeline) development proposals falling within its boundaries.
The aim of the Guidelines is to improve the quality of life by providing appropriate built form and public space guidance, while being respectful of the integrity of the surrounding context.
The Official Plan Amendment 183 was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board following its approval by council in October 2013. The Appellants include
1 Sebert Productions Limited
2 1734141 Ontario Limited
3 KingSett Capital Inc.
4 Lanterra Developments (Bay Wellesley) Limited (later withdrawn)
5 Stancorp Properties Inc.
6 Aragon (Wellesley) Development (Ontario) Corporation
7 RML 9 Isabella Street Limited and RML 625 Yonge Street Limited
8 The Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
9 Darlon Investments Corporation
10 Wood & Church Inc.
11 Lifetime Developments Ltd.
12 Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD)
13 Plazacorp Properties Limited
14 Wellesley Residences Corp.
15 Tribute (Church Street) Limited
16 Paul Lee
Church Wellesley Neighbourhood Association in conjunction with Bay Cloverhill Community Association have retained counsel to represent our joint interests at the hearings on this matter. Donations are earnestly solicited and warmly welcomed.
See OPA183 Colour Coded to reflect phasing of hearings
See Urban Design Guidelines
Some Images from the guidelines