General Members Meeting – September 21, 2021

  1. Welcome and agenda approval
  2. FoNTRA organization matters
    • 2021 membership update
    • Federal Candidate Meetings
    • Sept 28 (deferred date) Meeting with Gregg Lintern
    • Fall Planning Forum with City Planning
  3. Planning Policy Issues 
    • Official Plan (Our Plan)
      Public meetings scheduled
      MTSA Working Group
    • Mandatory Pre-Application Consultation
      Zoom meeting with Michelle Dryer – Oct 13 
    • Emerging issues re complete communities, infill in tower communities
  4. Low-rise/Neighbourhoods
    • Laneway suites
      Monitoring/Reporting
    • Garden Suites 
      Meetings with the Planning team
      City Planning Community Consultation meeting – dates TBC
      Are OPAs needed for EHON initiatives? Plan for Garden Suites?
    • Multi-Tenant Housing (Rooming Houses) –
      July 14 City Council deferred item to September 30
      CORRA issues re expansion to apartment buildings and need for pilot projects     
  5. Mid-Rise/Hi-Rise Apartment Neighbourhoods/Mixed Use
    • Mid to hi-rise conversion in Apartment Neighbourhoods
    • Mid to hi-rise conversion in apartment neighbourhoods outside the core
  6. Construction
    • Construction staging areas
      Matt Elliot article
  7. Area based
    • Canada Square implementation strategy update
    • 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?
  8. Other
    • Zoning By-law Parking Requirements Review
    • Design Review Panel – public access/engagement during COVID
    • Not for Profit Corporations Act changes effective Oct 19 2021
  9. Provincial Issues update
    • Ontario Court decision re MZOs
    • Provincial Audit of Land Use Planning
    • Provincial override of City Construction Noise By-laws 
  10. Adjournment

Next General Meeting: October 19, 2021