“City launches public engagement for the Official Plan and Municipal Comprehensive Reviews”
The City of Toronto’s City Planning division today launched a website dedicated to the Official Plan and the Municipal Comprehensive Reviews: http://www.toronto.ca/opreview.
To ensure Toronto continues to be an attractive place in which to live, work, invest and play, Torontonians are being asked to reflect on what kind of city Toronto will be in the 21st century.
The City of Toronto’s Official Plan is the main policy document to manage and direct physical change in the city through to the year 2031. This review is the first review of the Official Plan that was approved by Council in 2002 and brought into effect in 2006. The City of Toronto is also undertaking a Municipal Comprehensive Review under the Provincial Growth Plan that looks specifically at designated areas of employment in the Official Plan.
“These reviews are important,” said Gary Wright, Chief Planner. “We want as many people as possible to provide their observations and ideas on planning in Toronto. We ask that residents take a moment to complete the survey or visit us at one of the open houses to participate in these reviews.”
The website contains videos, a survey, questions and answers, information about the open house events and more. The site is a portal for everyone to learn about, get involved in and share their thoughts on planning in Toronto.
As part of the first phase of the reviews, City Planning is hosting six open houses at civic centres across Toronto on the following dates:
Tuesday, September 13 – Metro Hall
Wednesday September 14 – Etobicoke Civic Centre
Tuesday, September 20 – Scarborough Civic Centre
Wednesday, September 21 – East York Civic Centre
Monday, September 26 – York Civic Centre
Tuesday, September 27 – North York Civic Centre
Each open house will run from 3 to 9 p.m. Members of the public can attend at any time to view displays and share their insights with City staff. A presentation and facilitated discussion will occur at each open house at 4 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. These open houses are a great opportunity for Torontonians to share observations and ideas on planning in Toronto. Open house material will also be posted on the website.
Following the initial public engagement, City Planning will report on feedback received and issues raised to the Planning and Growth Management Committee.
For City Planning’s initial report on the Official Plan and Municipal Comprehensive Reviews that went to Planning and Growth Management Committee on May 30, 2011, visit http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-38172.pdf.
For more information, visit http://www.toronto.ca/opreview.