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City Planning Rail and Land Use Study Consultations

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The City Planning Division is conducting a Land Use Study to develop a series of rail corridor typologies that are intended to inform the creation of a set of guidelines that will assist City Planning staff in the review of development applications on lands that are adjacent to rail corridors and yards.

Each meeting will run from 7:00pm – 9:00pm and have been scheduled as follows:

November 6 – Metro Hall, Room 308/309 (55 John Street)

November 8 – Etobicoke Civic Centre, Council Chambers (399 The West Mall)

November 16 – North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers (5100 Yonge Street)

November 21 – Scarborough Civic Centre, Council Chambers (150 Borough Drive)

November 30  Metro Hall, Room 308/309 (55 John Street)

The study is being conducted in two Phases. Phase 1, is an inventory and information gathering phase to gain a better understanding of what rail infrastructure exists in the City, the nature of rail operations and allow for the creation of a series of potential rail infrastructure typologies. Informed by Phase 1, and using the typologies identified, Phase 2 will include the creation of the proposed guidelines for development in proximity to rail infrastructure.

Public consultation and input is a key feature of the Study and City of Toronto Planning staff have scheduled four public consultation meetings across the City. These meetings offer an opportunity to provide comments on the Phase 1 report, ask questions of City Planning staff and provide input regarding rail safety and new development in the City. Feedback from these meetings will help inform City Planning staff as we develop a series of Toronto specific guidelines for development in proximity to rail operations.

In addition to notices in community newspapers, invitations have been distributed to resident, ratepayer and community associations throughout the City as well as to other interested parties and rail operators.

We would appreciate if you could forward notice to any potentially interested constituents. For more information regarding the ongoing study please visit the website at: https://web.toronto.ca/city-government/planning-development/planning-studies-initiatives/guidelines-for-development-close-to-rail-corridors-yards/