Development

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Ward 13 Development Map
As our city is growing, development projects currently underway in Ward 13 can be found on our Development Map. This map also outlines by-law’s that are under review or have received approval. This map is continuously updated by Ward 13 staff to better help residents and communities to learn more about developments taking place across the ward.

Planning jargon can be complicated. Here is some is a helpful primer on terms: 

Zoning By-law: The Zoning By-law monitors the day-to-day operations around a scheduled plan. It outlines the legality surrounding land-use zones.

Site plans under review: Site plans conduct an analysis of the appropriate procedures outlined for the implementation of commercial/industrial development. The Site plan audit, as a rule, centers around stopping, traffic, seepage, roadway development, signage, utilities, screening, lighting, and different parts of the proposition to land at the most ideal plan for the area.

Section 37 of the Planning Act permits the City to authorize increases in permitted height and/or density through the zoning bylaw in return for community benefits, provided that there are related Official Plan policies in place. Community benefits could mean more park spaces, improved community centres and other supports for the growing neighbourhood. As Section 37 is intended to address the needs created by growth, the Planning Act requires benefits to have a reasonable geographic relationship with a proposed development.

More information on Section 37 here.

Section 42 of the Planning Act is Toronto’s planning tool for acquiring new parkland is through land dedications or cash-in-lieu of parkland paid as a condition of development or redevelopment. Section 42 sets out a standard rate for parkland dedication of a maximum of 2 percent of the land area for commercial or industrial development and a maximum of 5 percent of the land area for residential development.  Section 42 also permits municipalities to set their own Alternative Parkland Dedication Rates (within limits set by the Planning Act) to enable the City to require parkland as a condition of development and redevelopment.

More Information on Section 42.


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