Welcome!

West Queen West Study
Meeting #1

July 10, 2014

Agenda
PART I
 Introductions
 Why are we doing this study?
 Existing policy framework
 Work to be done
 Process moving forward
 Questions and Comments

PART II
 Workshop

West Queen West Study Area
Why Are We Doing This Study?
Council Direction
 Review the policy context, built form and heritage value of
properties in the area

 Work with Transportation Services, TTC and Toronto Parking
Authority to address concerns related to transit capacity and
parking

 Understand what defines the character of the street and develop
a vision for future development

 Recommend changes, if necessary, to the planning framework

Official Plan – Land Use
Avenues: Reurbanizing Arterial Corridors
Toronto’s Avenues:

• are selected corridors along major transit routes
where transit-supportive reurbanization is
encouraged

• is intended to create new jobs and housing while
improving local streetscapes, infrastructure and
amenities.

• intended to gradually accommodate development
as Toronto continues to grow


Zoning
Heritage
Work that we need to do……
 Policy Context
– Official Plan policies
 Heritage Character
 Built Form
– Height, density, setbacks
– Parking, amenity space, loading
 Transportation
– Transit capacity, parking, cycling
 Public Spaces / Parks / Streetscape
 Character of the street / Vision for the future



Community Consultation
 Could include:
– Walking tours
– Workshops
– Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
– Website
– Working Group
– Red Pen or other interactive online tool
– Other ideas?




Process Moving Forward
 Aug. 2014 Walking Tours
 Nov/Dec 2014 Transportation community meeting
 Autumn 2014 Work on developing options
 Winter 2015 Hold 2 community meetings for areas east and
west of Dufferin Street to present options
 Spring 2015 Work on finalizing the options
 Mid 2015 Community meetings to present final
recommendations
 Autumn 2015 Final report
 Late 2015 City Council will make the final decision




Workshop
 We need your feedback, your comments, and your knowledge and
expertise of this neighbourhood.
 4 tables – each on a specific topic
– Strengths and Weaknesses of the area
– Character and Vision
– Streets and Public Space
– Heritage
 Key Questions for each map
 Mark up the maps!




Questions and Comments
Contact information:
Avery Carr
acarr2@toronto.ca
416-392-0423

Dan Nicholson
dnichol2@toronto.ca
416-397-4077
www.toronto.ca/planning/westqueenweststudy