City of Toronto Downtown Tall Buildings Project
February 8, 2012
In addition to reporting on the public consultation that has taken place, City Staff are also recommending revisions to the proposed regulations set out in the Consultant’s Study. City Staff have set out a set of 23 "Performance Standards" for tall buildings, expanding on and reworking the original 17 regulations in the Consultant’s Study.
Some of the revised or new performance standards could present significant challenges for developing Downtown sites, including new requirements for at-grade setbacks and a return to larger tower-to-tower and tower-to-property line separation distances (see Tall Building Performance Standards — Comparison of 2010 Consultant' Study and 2012 Staff Report).
Please note as well that the mapping in the Staff Report is different than the mapping in the Consultant's Study, both in terms of the location of certain High Streets and the proposed heights along those streets. The new mapping is found in Attachments 1 to 4 of the Staff Report. Attachment 1 – High Streets Map – can be found here.*
Links to the Staff Report can be found here:
McCarthy Tétrault LLP is continuing to review and analyze the Staff Report in order to offer you advice on its implications for your development sites and future projects in the Downtown. We have prepared the chart referred to above as a preliminary aid in your own review of the Staff Report. Please feel free to contact us for further discussion.
* Source: City of Toronto