Toronto Official Plan• guides growth for the next 30 years• articulates a vision and outlines the principles for a successful city• develops a strategy for directing growth and sets out policies for managing change• contains policies to guide decision making based on the Plan’s goals for human, built, economic and natural environments• contains land use designations
Development Activities• 135,700 residential units in pipeline• 2,190 development proposals since Council adoption of the Official Plan in 2002• 89,379 units (65%) proposed in priority growth areas (Downtown, Centres and Avenues)• 4.5 million sq m of proposed non-residential GFA
Sustainability must consider local contextNew Construction in Toronto• Toronto has more high rise construction than any other North American City 200 178 150 January 2011 • Toronto has more high rise construction than any other North American City 97 88 88 95 January 2012 100 74 50 16 24 22 1616 12 8 9 10 8 9 7 4 7 9 4 24 33 22 0
THE 2030 CHALLENGEAll new buildings, developments and major renovationsshall be designed to meet a fossil fuel, GHG-emitting,energy consumption performance standard of 50% of theregional (or country) average for that building type.The fossil fuel reduction standard for all new buildings andmajor renovations shall be increased to: 60% in 2010 70% in 2015 80% in 2020 90% in 2025 Carbon-neutral in 2030 (using no fossil fuel GHG emitting energy to operate).
Designing A Sustainable City: 3 Scales Site/ Building Neighbourhood LEED TGS TGS GREEN LEED CITY City Transit City / Avenues / Mid- Rise
City Scale: Response to Environmental Challenges Site/Reurbanization Policies: Toronto will …develop a framework for dealing Building Neighbour- with growth which: hood• focuses urban growth into a pattern of compact centres and corridors connected by an integrated regional transportation system City• makes better use of existing urban infrastructure and services• reduces auto dependency• increases the supply of housing in mixed use environments to create greater opportunities for people to live and work locallyToronto should accommodate a minimum of 3 million residents and 1.835 million jobs by 2031 Reurbanize The Plan Building a sustainable city with 75% Stable transit and Provide 25% Growth supportive land Transportation Options uses.
Objective: Intensification/Reurbanization A CITY WHERE YOU DON’T HAVE TO FEEL IN ANY WAY DISADVANTAGED IF YOU DON’T OWN A CAR. Create vibrant, urban streets
Avenues – Incremental Change Example: The Queensway
The Toronto Green StandardMore than just buildings Site/ Neighbour- Building hoods LEED OP TGS TGS LEED Background City Transit Avenues Voluntary Green Development Standard: - Council Approved July 2006 New Toronto Green Standard: -Council Approved December 2008 - Revised October 2009 - Required January 31, 2010