General Members Meeting – October 19, 2021

  1. Welcome and agenda approval
  2. FoNTRA organization matters
    • 2021 membership update
    • Federal Candidate Meetings
    • Oct. 14 Meeting with Gregg Lintern
    • Planning Forum with City Planning (deferred to winter/spring 2022)
  3. Planning Policy Issues 
    • Official Plan (Our Plan)
      OP Review (Our Plan) – 4 stakeholder meetings, public meeting Oct. 20
      MTSA Working Group
      MTSA report on lower density requests at PHC Oct. 18
    • Inclusionary Zoning
      Planning and Housing Committee Oct. 25 2021 
    • Mandatory Pre-Application Consultation
      Zoom meeting with Michelle Dryer – Oct. 13
  4. Low-rise/Neighbourhoods
    • Laneway suites
      Monitoring and Evaluation issues raised with Chief Planner
      New – Consultation meeting Wednesday, October 27 
      Report at November 25 Planning and Housing Committee
    • Garden Suites 
      Meetings with the Planning team October 26
      City Planning Community Consultation meeting – dates TBC
      Expected PHC date in 2022
  5. Mid-Rise/Hi-Rise
    • Mid to hi-rise conversion in Apartment Neighbourhoods
    • COVID and TowersMike Colle Motion adopted by City Council
  6. Tribunal Update
    • CofA – ConsultantStudy about to begin  
    • TLAB – Report on Public Business Meeting
    • LPAT Hearing on bylaw 569-2013 – Decision released – supported City position; administrative implementation of the changes beginning
  7. Construction
    • Construction staging areas
      Matt Elliot article
      Jaye Robinson motions (Leaside)
      Importance of neighbourhood Construction Liaison Committees and Construction
      Management Plans
  8. Area based
    • Canada Square implementation strategy update
      Oct. 13 Public Meeting
      Oct. 18 Planning report to PHC
    • Concorde Place – 9 tower replacement for offices
    • Midtown Zoning Review  – Concerns re: basis in OPA 405 and consultant study 
      PH24.8 Midtown Infrastructure Implementation Strategies – Interim Report (Ward 8, 12, 15)
    • Don Valley/Metrolinx 
    • Ontario Line MSF
      Community Consultation Table update
    • Yonge Street Active TO – feedback from RAs?
  9. Other
    • Emergence of Housing Advocacy groups
    • Zoning By-law Parking Requirements Review
    • Design Review Panel – public access/engagement during COVID
    • Not for Profit Corporations Act changes effective Oct. 19 2021
    • Banning Gas Powered Garden Equipment
  10. Provincial Issues update
    • Supreme Court Canada decision re: Bill 8
    • Ontario Court decision re MZOs
    • Delegation of certain planning bylaws to staff – comments by Nov. 21
  11. Adjournment

Next General Meeting: November 16, 2021