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June 15, 2001
Toronto announces community meetings on land use strategy
  
Urban Development Services - This month, the City of Toronto will host
community meetings to present for discussion a proposed new Land Use Strategy.
The City's new Land Use Strategy is all about providing people with options and
creating opportunities, and will be a major component of Toronto's new Official
Plan.

Land use policies:
- direct where we put new housing, jobs and services
- guide how we develop new neighbourhoods and businesses
- help determine where transit improvements should be made
- preserve the physical character of established neighbourhoods
- protect open space, and
- promote good urban design.

City Planning staff are proposing a much simpler land use system, with eight
land use designations rather than the existing 112 designations. The new
approach will be easy to read and less complex, with clear and concise
objectives, criteria and policies.

Each meeting will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The public can meet with planners
between 6:30 and 7 p.m. to discuss the proposals. A presentation by staff will
start at 7 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer period.

Wednesday, June 20
Scarborough Civic Centre
Council Chamber/Rotunda

Monday, June 25
Metro Hall
Rotunda

Tuesday, June 26
Etobicoke Civic Centre
Council Chamber

Thursday, June 28
North York Central Library
Memorial Hall, Burgundy Room
5110 Yonge Street

All venues are close to major public transportation routes and provide
wheelchair access.

There will be a sign-language interpreter at the community meeting at Metro
Hall on June 25.

For more information, call City Planning at 416-392-8777 or 416-397-4074
TTY: 416-338-0889 (Access Toronto)
E-mail: torontoplan@city.toronto.on.ca
Web site: http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/torontoplan/index.htm


Media Contact
City Planning
416-392-8777

 

 

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