Multiplexes – Notice of Public Meeting

April 27, 2023
2:30 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter
City Hall, Committee Room 1, 2nd floor and By Video Conference, details below

The City-initiated Official Plan Amendment proposes to introduce a Site and Area-Specific Policy (SASP) that would apply to all lands designated Neighbourhoods on Maps 13-23 of the Official Plan. The purpose of the SASP is to enable permissions and define development criteria for the conversion and/or construction of multiplexes – defined as duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes – within Toronto’s low-rise neighbourhoods.

The City-initiated Zoning By-law Amendment proposes to amend By-law 569-2013, as amended, to permit duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes on lands zoned RD (Residential Detached), RS (Residential Semi-Detached) and RT (Residential Townhouse) throughout the City of Toronto. The Amendment also harmonizes certain zoning standards and regulations applicable to duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes in the R (Residential) and RM (Residential Multiple) zones, to align with those applicable to detached and semi- detached dwelling types. Other regulations are proposed to apply only to multiplex building types, including:

  • Exemption from Floor Space Index (FSI) maximums, where applicable;
  • Increased maximum height to 10 metres, where the current maximum height is less than 10 metres;
  • Permitted building depth of up to 19 metres, where the lot meets minimum lot frontage and lot depth requirements;
  • Permitting up to two decks or balconies at the front and rear of the building, which are each exempt
  • from 4.0 square metre maximum area in RD and RS zones; and
  • Permissions to allow conversion of existing detached and semi-detached dwellings to multiplexes.

Detailed information regarding the proposed Amendments, including background information and material, is available at: https://www.toronto.ca/multiplex.

The Planning and Housing Committee will receive input and review the proposal and any other material placed before it, in order to make recommendations on the application. These recommendations will then be forwarded to Toronto City Council for its consideration.

Read the full Notice (link below) for options on submitting comments and participating in the meeting.

You can follow the meeting at www.youtube.com/TorontoCityCouncilLive.

An online version of this Notice with all the details is available here.