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.
Ward 13 Construction Staging Area Requirements
Since virtually all construction sites in the downtown core need to encroach on the public domain, several conditions are placed on all construction staging area applications for all developments in Ward 13 by the Toronto and East York Community Council. Review the Construction Staging Area Requirements.
Residents: Please report any violations of these requirements to [email protected] for Transportation Services to investigate and enforce.
Developers: Please review these requirements and submit your completed Hoarding Plan to my office for review prior to the Construction Staging Area Approval goes to Community Council.
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.
The Ward Councillor can request that any application be “bumped-up” for a report to City Council. Usually, a Ward Councillor will make this request to provide an opportunity for consultation with the local community. In this case, the community consultation meeting, also referred to as a Site Plan Working Group, is organized and chaired by the Ward Councillor. Planning staff usually will attend the meeting as a resource.
Site Plan Working Groups provide a process that examines the design and technical aspects of a proposed development to ensure it is attractive and compatible with the surrounding area and contributes to the economic, social and environmental vitality of the City. Features such as building designs, site access and servicing, waste storage, parking, loading and landscaping are reviewed.
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. Learn more about Section 37.
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. Learn more about Section 42.