Councillor Wong-Tam is working with staff from City Planning and Social Development, Finance and Administration on a review of planning in the downtown east section of Ward 27. The boundaries of the area under review are from Jarvis Street to Sherbourne Street (West-East) and from Carlton Street to Queen Street (South-North). This initiative is a response to growing development pressure in the area and the need to provide a framework to support inclusive social and economic development.
The first public meeting about this review was held on Wednesday October 19 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at St. Andrews Church and about ninety members of the community attended and participated actively in discussions. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information about the study and invite feedback from the community to guide longer-term planning efforts in the area.
On Wednesday November 2nd, a preliminary report was adopted by Toronto and East York Community Council recommending further review of the area, including the initiation of a Heritage Conversation District study, the implementation of a revitalization strategy for the area, continued community consultation plans and the creation of an interdivisional working group for City staff with Councillor Wong-Tam.