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February 4, 2009
City of Toronto launches Development Application Status website
The City of Toronto has launched the new Development Application Status website as part of City Planning’s commitment to continually improve the planning process. This website allows the public to access detailed and current information on active development projects and planning applications back to January 1, 2006. Information can be accessed through a user-friendly search tool that returns the following results: project data, approval process status, public meeting dates and the assigned planner’s name and phone number.

Planning & Growth Management Chair, Norm Kelly (Councillor, Ward 40 Scarborough-Agincourt) says that “giving citizens the power to go to the City’s website and search planning applications in their neighbourhood by address, ward, district or application allows for greater interaction between the City and its citizens, stakeholders and the development industry. This is another example of further involving the residents of Toronto in the rebuilding of the city for the 21st century.”

The Development Application Status website launched on Feb. 3 and is the first of two phases in the development of City Planning’s web-based Application Information Centre. The second phase will include the ability to use a dynamic map to aid the search for applications.

Chief Planner Gary Wright says “the Development Application Status website is a service initiative that makes the planning process more accountable to the public through greater accessibility and transparency. This will be a useful tool for residents and the development industry.”

The new Development Application Status website is located at:

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Media contacts:
Gary Wright, Chief Planner & Executive Director, City Planning, 416-392-8772,
Barbara Leonhardt, Director, Policy & Research, 416-392-8148,



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