The Queen Street Corridor Land Use Study is located within the Queen Street Corridor Secondary Plan (Area 36), more specifically it includes the properties along Queen Street East between Etobicoke Creek and Highway 410.
The Queen Street Corridor is planned to attract significant growth through revitalization and infill/intensification that will continue the transformation of the area into a transit and pedestrian oriented district. The Queen Street Corridor is identified as an Urban Growth Centre in the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017) and is directed to achieve a minimum gross density target of 200 people and jobs combined per hectare by 2031.
At its November 11, 2017 meeting, Council enacted Interim Control By-law (ICBL) 246-2017 to protect lands along Queen Street East from new uses or development (the erection, enlargement or replacement of existing land, buildings and structures) that may prejudice the outcome of the Queen Street Corridor Land Use Planning Study being undertaken in the area. The ICBL generally prohibits the establishment of new uses but includes exceptions for uses that are considered to not affect the City’s ability to achieve its planning objectives for the study area if they are established in existing buildings.
In 2018, the City retained WSP Canada Group Ltd. to complete the Queen Street Corridor Land Use Planning Study, which involves the following:
- To determine what amendments are needed to ensure the Secondary Plan policies and Zoning By-law regulations are compatible with the vision for this area and facilitate development that is in keeping with the Urban Growth Centre policies; and
- To recommend a strategy on how to manage interim uses to accommodate reasonable changes to existing low-density commercial uses while also ensuring that they will not hinder the City’s ability to achieve its growth forecasts and the planning objectives for the area.
Notice of Open House
The City held an informal Open House on June 20, 2018 to present the results of the Queen Street Corridor Land Use Study background analysis that has been completed by WSP. To view the boards presented at the open house, click here.
If you have comments or questions regarding the Queen Street Corridor Land Use Study, please contact:
Michelle Gervais, MCIP, RPP
Policy Planner, Planning & Development Services Department