Major Street Study Final Report


I am happy to share that at today’s Planning and Housing Committee meeting, Committee adopted with amendments the final report for the Major Street Study. This is part of the ongoing Expanding Housing Options (EHON) initiative, which aims to bring more housing to Toronto’s low-rise neighbourhoods to meet the needs of our growing city.

The Major Street Study final report proposes to permit gentle density – townhouses (up to four storeys) and small-scale apartment buildings (up to six storeys) along the major streets in neighbourhoods across the city. A Zoning By-law Amendment is also recommended to implement these permissions as-of-right in all residential zones across Toronto, and to implement appropriate performance standards.

Major streets within our ward include:

  • Dundas St. W.
  • Annette St.
  • Bloor St.
  • Jane St.
  • South Kingsway
  • Runnymede Rd.
  • Keele St.
  • Roncesvalles Ave.
  • Lansdowne Ave.
  • Queen St.
  • King St.
  • Dufferin St.

You can also learn more about the city’s major streets here

I believe that for our city to continue to thrive, both current and future residents will need homes that accommodate the diversity of household sizes and compositions across the city.

By expanding permissions for townhouses and small-scale apartment buildings along major streets across the city, additional housing can be developed to support those who cannot afford a detached or semi-detached home. New residents in Toronto’s neighbourhoods in turn can contribute to the stability of neighbourhoods and support local retail establishments and services.

This initiative is just one component of Toronto's 2022 - 2026 Housing Action Plan, which in addition to expanding housing options in neighbourhoods, includes other housing policies to support the development of co-op, affordable, and rental housing.

The Major Street Study final report will be considered by City Council on May 22, 2024, and I look forward to that discussion. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office.


  • Junction Farmers Market returns to Baird Park!
  • Gardiner Expressway Rehabilitation Project - Update 
  • “Neighbours Night Out” by West Neighbourhood House
  • Reminder: 1930 - 1938 Bloor St W and 3, 5 & 21 Quebec Ave Community Meeting and Staff Report to Toronto East York Community Council


Junction Farmers Market returns to Baird Park! 

The 2024 season begins May 18th in Baird Park (275 Keele St.) and will run every Saturday, 9am-1pm until October 26th 2024.

Come out and support the Junction community! 

Please visit their website for more information 

Gardiner Expressway Rehabilitation Project - Update 

As the City continues to make progress in the rehabilitation of the Gardiner Expressway between Dufferin Street and Strachan Avenue, the next stage of the work – the demolition and reconstruction - is scheduled to begin in early to mid-May. The work will take place in three main stages, ensuring a minimum of two lanes of traffic are open in each direction (with intermittent, additional lane reductions as required). 

For more information, please visit the project's dedicated website, which will continue to be updated throughout the duration of the project:

“Neighbours Night Out” by West Neighbourhood House

This is a free, family-friendly event supporting the next phase of supportive Social Medicine Housing development at 150 Dunn Ave supported by all three levels of government. Join us for an informal community meet and greet and hear about how Parkdale residents can collectively champion housing diversity in our neighbourhoods.


1930 - 1938 Bloor St W and 3, 5 & 21 Quebec Ave Community Meeting and Staff Report to Toronto East York Community Council

The City has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application for 1930 - 1938 Bloor St W and 3, 5 & 21 Quebec Ave. The application proposes a 17-storey mixed-use building containing 144 residential units (including 12 rental replacement units), retail on the ground floor, 159 bicycle parking spaces, and 63 vehicle parking spaces. As a result, City Planning staff scheduled a virtual Community Consultation Meeting for the evening of Tuesday, April 30th at 6pm.

Hearing demand from the neighbourhood for an in-person meeting within the community, City Planning has set up another community meeting for May 15th from 6pm-7:30pm, at 569 Jane Street in the Runnymede Collegiate Institute Auditorium. The Community Consultation Meeting on May 15th will consist of presentations by City Planning followed by a Q&A session. You will have opportunity to view the proposal and share your thoughts. Councillor Perks, and City Planning staff will be in attendance to help answer any questions that may arise.

This community meeting will be reviewing Staff Report: TE13.9 - 1930-1938 Bloor Street West and 3, 5 and 21 Quebec Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications - Decision Report – Refusal. City Planning Staff submitted a Staff Report to the Tuesday, May 7th Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC) meeting which recommended that City Council refuse the application for Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition, and in the event the applications are appealed to the Ontario Land Tribunal, City Council attempt to resolve the Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the City Solicitor. This refusal report was accepted and passed to City Council, due to be discussed during the May 22-24 City Council meeting.

The full report is available on-line at

Councillor Perks supported the staff recommendation. Please review the details of the report and share your questions and comments with our office: [email protected] , 416-392-7919.

Further information on the project, and what is being proposed, can be found on the City's Application Information Centre website here:

Looking forward to seeing you there,

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