Growing Up: Planning for Children in New Vertical Communities


The City Planning Division is undertaking a study that examines how new multi-unit housing in high-density communities can better accommodate the needs of households with children and youth. Staff have been working to prepare draft guidelines and policy directions that will be presented to the Planning & Growth Management Committee in the first half of 2017.

A number of Planner in Public Space (PiPs) events were held at various locations over the Family Day weekend (Agincourt Public Library, Colonel Samuel Smith Skate Park, and Harbourfront Centre) to discuss the guidelines with families and solicit their feedback.

Staff will be holding another PiPs meeting this Saturday, February 25th at the Scarborough Civic Centre Library and will be participating in the upcoming TOcore consultation on March 4th, and a youth city building conference on March 19th.

City Planning have also launched a short survey to help inform which guidelines at the unit and building scales families with children see as priorities. You can access and share the survey with your friends and neighbours by clicking on the following link: