Provincial priority request for a Minister’s Zoning Order for a Transit-Oriented Community (Gerrard-Carlaw North) in the City of Toronto

ERO number
019-8680
Notice type
Regulation
Act
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Notice stage
Proposal
Proposal posted
Comment period
May 17, 2024 - June 16, 2024 (30 days) Open
Last updated

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This consultation closes at 11:59 p.m. on:
June 16, 2024

Proposal summary

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has received a request from the Minister of Infrastructure to make a Minister’s Zoning Order for a Transit-Oriented Community (Gerrard-Carlaw North) in the City of Toronto. The Ministry is seeking input and any additional information that may help inform the Minister’s decision-making.

Why consultation isn't required

Part II of the Environmental Bill of Rights Act, 1993 does not apply to proposals to make a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) under subsection 47(1) of the Planning Act, or to amend or revoke an MZO under subsection 47(8) of the Planning Act.

Although not required, the Ministry is providing public notice of this request for a zoning order.

Proposal details

A Minister’s Zoning Order, made pursuant to clause 47(1)(a) of the Planning Act, regulates the use of land and the erection, location and use of any building or structure on the land.

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is considering a request made by the Minister of Infrastructure to make a Minister’s Zoning Order at 425-471 Carlaw Avenue, in the City of Toronto.

The site is approximately 2.26 hectares and is bound by Carlaw Avenue to the west, a laneway to the north, the Metrolinx rail corridor to the south, and Pape Avenue to the east. See location map below. The site is estimated to have about 1,080 residential units and accommodate approximately 225 jobs.

The site is currently occupied by the Riverdale Shopping Centre which includes a grocery store, a medical centre, a gas station, and other retail uses.

The requested Zoning Order would permit:

  • a mixed-use building with three towers of 30, 35, and 40 stories in height on a two-to-six storey shared podium;
  • 86,000 square metres of residential Gross Floor Area (GFA);
  • 6,500 square meters of non-residential GFA, including a grocery store;
  • a new street crossing diagonally through the site to link Pape and Carlaw Avenues;
  • a new public park and public open space on the northern portion of the site of a minimum of 3,240 square meters;
  • a new public open space on the southern end of the site located over the rail corridor;

To help ensure decisions are made in a transparent manner and support government priorities, the Ministry is seeking feedback on whether this request should be considered and any additional information that may help inform a decision.

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Municipal Services Office - Central Ontario
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16th floor
777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M7A 2J3
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16th floor
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M7A 2J3
Canada

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Municipal Services Office - Central Ontario
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16th floor
777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M7A 2J3
Canada

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