When the Changing Lanes policy was enacted in 2018, City Council requested that Toronto Planning undergo a by-law monitoring program, reporting back following the first 200 permits issued or 2 years into implementation. The direction was to review the policy’s progress, evaluate, and make recommendations for refinement if necessary, in consultation with the community. We feel it’s a great initiative that allows lessons learned in implementation to inform an evolving framework.
On August 31st and September 1st, 2021, Toronto Planning hosted two information sessions presenting their findings from both an internal review and a report commissioned by Gladki and Associates Planning. On October 27th, City Planning presented a series of recommendations for by-law amendments based on their community consultation and recommendations put forth in the Gladki report.
Here, we summarize the notable recommendations that will be presented to the Planning and Housing Committee on November 25th, 2021.