Update on West Queen West Planning Study, Parkdale Main Street and West Queen West Heritage Conservation District

City Planning have concluded the Planning Study of Queen St. West between Roncesvalles Avenue and Bathurst Street. It was presented and adopted this week at City Council.

This is wonderful news for one of Toronto’s most important and historic main streets.

This Staff report summarizes the study, and proposes to amend the Official Plan by adopting ‘Site and Area Specific Policy 566’ for the properties fronting Queen Street West between Roncesvalles Avenue and Bathurst Street.
This policy is intended to:

  • guide the height, form and characteristics of new development to ensure it responds appropriately to the existing and planned context of the study and adjacent areas;
  • conserve and enhance the cultural heritage value and function of Queen St as a commercial main street; and
  • provide appropriate transition to adjacent low-rise neighbourhoods.

The proposed amendments to the Official Plan will also inform civic investment and improvements to transportation infrastructure, public open spaces and community facilities within this area.
The Staff report is available on line at:   http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2020.TE14.5

Please note that the Parkdale Main Street and West Queen West Heritage Conservation District Plans are scheduled to be presented to Toronto Preservation Board (TPB) and Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) in the spring of 2021. My office will keep you up-to-date as it moves forward.

Thank you to the many community residents who took part in this Planning Study by participating in community meetings, surveys, walking tours and events. Your commitment to the community is appreciated and helped to shape a Planning Report that celebrates this main street.