The City of Toronto’s planning division has launched the Yonge-Eglinton Planning Portal as part of the current Growth, Built Form and Infrastructure review for the area. The portal provides information on policy directions and identifies capital upgrades needed to support the vitality and quality of life in the Yonge-Eglinton neighbourhood. It also serves as a one-stop shop for information on development proposals in the area.
The review builds on and complements recent major studies completed for the area including the Midtown in Focus Parks, Open Space and Streetscape Plan, Eglinton Connects and the Yonge-Eglinton Centre Review. SvN co-led the Eglinton Connects project with Brook McIlroy and developed the Built Form Zoning Recommendations and Guidelines as well as the Streetscape Design for 19 km of the 26 km LRT corridor, from Jane Street to Kennedy Road. In parallel with this process, SvN supported the City of Toronto in a review of the preliminary designs for the LRT stations and station areas, in preparation for Metrolinx’s issuance of the RFP document to consortia to deliver the Eglinton Crosstown line.