from Graig Uens, MCIP, RPP Senior Planner, Community Planning City of Toronto
The City of Toronto hosted a Community Meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 29th 2018. The meeting was attended by over 200 people who provided comments on the City’s Draft Laneway Suites Guidelines and Zoning By-law standards. At the meeting, City Planning staff presented a background of our work on the Changing Lanes initiative and shared a set of draft guidelines and By-law provisions intended to guide the form, scale, and location of laneway suites for discussion and comment. We also discussed implementation, monitoring, and next steps.
The City’s presentation of the Changing Lanes Guidelines and By-law standards, as presented download pdf here
Please note that these zoning provisions and guidelines are still in draft. They will continue to develop as we consider your comments and questions, including those from our recent meeting.
These materials will be posted on the City’s website, www.toronto.ca/changinglanes
The meeting included an open house component and a question and answer period. The following is brief summary of some of the questions and comments raised at the meeting:
City Planning Staff are currently preparing a report for the May 2nd meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council with recommendations regarding Laneway Suites. The report will be available at the following link once the agenda is published: