City of Toronto Official Plan

FoNTRA believes that long-term planning can be improved through stabilizing Toronto’s Official Plan. Accordingly, we encourage rules-based planning and discourage site-specific Official Plan amendments. To enhance the Official Plan as a planning instrument, FoNTRA advocates two changes to the Planning Act.

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Proposed Development for 100 Ranleigh Avenue (By-law No. 469-2013) – OMB Case No. PL130503 Overview North York Community Council (October 2012) and City Council (November 2012) approved an application to amend the City’s Zoning By-law to allow the following in a residential neighbourhood. 1. A four-storey 60 unit (subsequently changed to 46 units) mixed-use apartment/condominium […]

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Mayor and Members of Toronto City Council Attention: City Clerk Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto Ontario M5H 2N2 City Council Meeting No.28 – 27 November 2012 – Agenda Item NY20.35 Zoning By-law Amendment Application: 100 Ranleigh Avenue – Bedford Park United Church Dear Mayor and Councillors: The North York Community Council recommends […]

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Heritage Open House – Proposed Official Plan Policies Official Plan Review As part of the current review of the Toronto Official Plan, the City is updating and strengthening the Official Plan heritage policies. After consultation with the public and with assistance from a team of consultants, new proposed Official Plan heritage policies have been drafted […]

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Folks, Following is an attempt to respond to questions that have been asked over the recent past – especially regarding the contention of the city planner (echoed by our councillor) with respect to not requiring an Official Plan (OP) amendments in order for the 100 Ranleigh modified proposal to proceed. Many of you may have […]

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Dear Friends, The demolition of 81 Wellesley is one of the most unfortunate and avoidable circumstances I have seen happen in the city of Toronto. There are no excuses to justify what happened, but there are a number of policy gaps that I have learned about and that I addressed immediately.

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Mark Chlon, Senior Planner, mchlon@toronto.ca Dear Mark Chlon, We are writing regarding the revised proposal for the development at 100 Ranleigh Ave. as we believe this is a city-wide issue relating to Official Plan policies and is more than just a local development requesting amendments to the Zoning By-law. From an e-mail written by Councillor […]

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The following selected Official Plan Policies may be useful for resident associations and individuals in determining whether a proposed development is in harmony or not as set out in the Official Plan Neighbourhood protection policies and Zoning By-laws. In addition, an example is provided concerning an area specific policy for a selected residential area..

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Planners Preliminary Staff Report Planners Final Staff Report Community Council City Council Possible Appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board

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For the City of Toronto –November 2011 Introduction The City of Toronto’s framework for local land-use planning decisions is governed by its Official Plan (OP), Zoning By-laws (ZB), and the City appointed Committees of Adjustment (CofA) which hears applications for minor variances from the Zoning By-laws. A new city-wide and harmonized ZB was approved by […]

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