In October 2013, at Toronto and East York Community Council, I moved a motion to initiate a Planning Study along Queen Street West from Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue. The motion was adopted by City Council in November 2013. You can see the joint letter I submitted with Councillor Perks and Councillor Bail√£o here [pdf].

The portion of Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue is experiencing increasing pressure for redevelopment. The community has raised concerns regarding the loss of buildings with heritage attributes, transit capacity, insufficient parking, and protecting the character of the street.

This stretch of Queen Street West has a diverse mix of commercial and residential uses in primarily low-rise buildings, as well as some mid-rise buildings. The surrounding residential neighbourhoods include Niagara, Trinity-Bellwoods, Ossington Village, Beaconsfield Village, Parkdale, and Roncesvalles-Macdonell,

This recommended planning study will focus on the character of the street and how to plan for new development that complements the built form and heritage attributes. Transit capacity and parking supply will also be reviewed. The study will involve public consultation to clarify what defines the street character and to develop a community vision for the future.

For more information visit the City Planning website here.

July 10, 2014 Presentation from City Planning