Councillors Layton, Perks and Bailão have initiated a Planning Study along Queen Street West from Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue. The Study is being initiated to address community concerns regarding the loss of buildings with heritage attributes, transit capacity, insufficient parking, and protecting the character of the street.
The letter, submitted to the Council by the Councillors, is available to read here [pdf].
The motion will be moved forward at the October 16 Toronto and East York Community Council meeting the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning to:
- Undertake a review of the policy context, built-form and heritage value of the properties on Queen Street West, between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue.
- Consult Transportation Services, the Toronto Transit Commission, and the Toronto Parking Authority to address concerns related to transit capacity and parking in the vicinity of the study area.
- Consult with the community, including residents and other stakeholder groups, together with the Ward Councillors, to understand what defines the character of the street and develop a vision for future development.
- Report back on the findings of the review and provide recommendations for changes, if necessary, to the planning framework for the study area.