On June 16, 2021, Council adopted Official Plan Amendment 2006-197 (OP2006-197), which changed the Official Plan land use designation on the undeveloped lands in the southern quadrant of Toronto Gore from “Estate Residential” to “Residential”. OP2006-197 identified the undeveloped lands as a new Secondary Plan area referred to as the Gore Meadows Secondary Plan (Area 56). A policy was also added to the Official Plan to guide the policy formulation (i.e. land use compatibility, housing mix and densities, road access, servicing, natural heritage system, and pedestrian connectivity) of the Gore Meadows Secondary Plan.
See the Clerk’s Notice of Adoption of Official Plan Amendment 2006-197, that identifies the new Gore Meadows Secondary Plan area.
The Gore Meadows Secondary Plan area is bounded by Toronto Gore estate residential housing (2.0 acre residential lots) to the north, the Gore Road to the east, Castlemore Road to the south, and McVean Drive to the west and includes an area of approximately 185 hectares (31 acres).
The Secondary Plan boundary includes lands that are owned by the City of Brampton for Community Park purposes and it also includes the Erinoak Kids Centre for Treatment and Development located at the north-east corner of The Gore Road and Castlemore Road.
Secondary Planning and Community Block Planning Programs
Secondary Plans provide a framework for appropriate development including, the vision and character for an area, urban design, street and block pattern, municipal servicing and infrastructure and establishing the appropriate mix, location and intensity of certain uses for various neighbourhoods or districts of the City.
A Community Block Plan specifically address the extent and precise location of the Secondary Plan elements, including lot patterns, the location, configuration character, size and urban form of parks, institutional, commercial and industrial sites and the layout/function of open space corridors, valleylands, woodlands and other natural features and functions, including storm water management. Community Block Plans are also required to co-ordinate the overall delivery of services and infrastructure, allocation of development priority, layout of arterial, collector and strategic local roads.
A Recommendation Report was approved by Planning and Development Committee on September 13, 2020, which outlined the two-step planning programs for Gore Meadows. Overall, the Secondary Plan process for Gore Meadows will be coordinated by the City and the funding for the Secondary Plan and Community Block Plan component studies and related administration will be the responsibility of the Gore Meadows Landowners Group, which will be coordinated by Candevcon Limited as the Landowner Group Consultant.
The following studies will be undertaken as part of the Secondary Plan and Block Plan processes:
- Geotechnial and Hydrogeological Studies (Slope Stability as required)
- Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment
- Traffic Impact Study including Active Transportation
- Preliminary Noise Assessment Study
- Heritage and Archaeological Assessments
- Master Environmental Servicing Plan (MESP)
- Community Design Guidelines
- Institutional and Retail Study
- Staging and Sequencing Study
- Planning Justification Study (including Housing Analysis)
The following is a preliminary schedule (key work steps and milestones) for the Secondary Plan and Block Plan:
- Submission of Terms of Reference and Consultant Team by Candevcon to City: September 2021
- Coordination Meeting with the Landowners’ Group, City, Region and TRCA: October 2021
- Conduct Site Walks (staking of natural heritage features) with City staff, Landowners’ Group and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority: November 2021
- Initial Draft of Land Use Framework/Structuring Plan: February 2022
- Initial Agency Review of Land Use Framework Plan and base Studies and Coordination Meeting: April 2022
- Public Open House: May 2022
- Recommendation Report to endorse community vision, planning principles and land use designations for the Gore Meadow Secondary Plan by Planning and Development Committee and Council: July 2022
- Finalize draft Technical Studies and Land Use Plan: July/August 2022
- Agency Review and coordination meeting: August 2022
- Statutory Public Meeting: September 2022
- Finalize Secondary Plan and Block Plan and Technical Studies: November 2022
- Recommendation Report on Secondary Plan and Block Plan to Planning and Development Committee and Council: February 2023
- Council Adoption of Secondary Plan and Block Plan Official Plan Amendment: April 2023
It is expected that at least one public open house meeting and a statutory public meeting will be held to provide an opportunity for landowners, the public, and agencies to provide comments throughout the Secondary Planning and Block Planning processes. Public participation is tentatively scheduled to begin in Spring/Summer 2022.
For more information contact:
Michelle Gervais, MCIP, RPP
Policy Planner, Planning and Design Division