InNovember 2016, Planning & Growth Management Committee considered City Planning's report on Growing Up: Planning for Children in New Vertical Communities.
Through the development of guidelines and possible policy direction, the Growing Up study will encourage new multi-unit residential developments to include family suitable housing. The Study seeks to implement Official Plan policies which aim to provide a full range of housing across the city by specifically addressing the needs of households with children at three scales: the unit, the building and the neighbourhood.
Staff have been working to prepare draft guidelines and policy directions that will be presented to the Planning & Growth Management Committee in the first half of 2017.
The City of Toronto has launched a short survey to help inform residents which guidelines at the unit and building scales, families with children see as priorities. We encourage you, especially those living in vertical communities with children to participate in this survey.