In Ontario the Planning Act requires municipalities to have an Official Plan. The Official Plan is a legal document approved by Council that describes policies and objectives for land uses and how and where the community should grow. The Official Plan is prepared in consultation with residents and reflects a community vision for future change and development.
The City of Toronto’s Official Plan sets out the vision for where and how Toronto will grow to the year 2031. That's a fairly long time, so it is important to do regular "check-ups" to ensure that the Official Plan is working to fulfill its vision. So the current review is one of those checkups.
Toronto is also undertaking a Municipal Comprehensive Review that looks specifically at designated areas of employment in the Official Plan. Both reviews are important, so we can all help by sharing ideas on how we can plan for Toronto's future. We all want Toronto to continue to be a great place to live, work, invest and play.
We invite you to get involved and be engaged. Together we can make Toronto better. As part of this review, the City is holding events to listen to your views on draft changes that address policies on Urban Design, the Environment, as well as our Neighbourhoods and Apartment Neighbourhoods (PDF) .
Come out and have your opinions and ideas heard. There will be a “pop-up event” here at the Toronto Reference Library to let you participate in an interactive mapping exercise. Sound intriguing?
Where: Toronto Reference Library, front entrance
When: Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 9-5
The Toronto Collection, 2nd floor, Humanities and Social Sciences, has official plans and background reports for Toronto and other municipalities going back for decades.
Look for plans of the past with titles like Cityplan '91, The Liveable Metropolis, and Plan for the Urban Structure of Metropolitan Toronto.