Current Area Developments Map

Current building applications filed with the City of Toronto within the GDRA

For detailed list of current developments select Developments from category list on right.
Shuter St Watermain Replacement Project

The City has held a few meetings earlier this year to glean insight to help us finalize the tender and to deliver the construction work for this project. Depending on your location east / west of Church Street along Shuter Street, there are some impacts to you. 

Work will be starting t will have one lane of traffic in each direction and regular operation resumes at the traffic signal at Yonge Street. 

If your property is affected by thon Monday, August 8. This one day, along with the first week will have a large traffic impact in the area as Shuter street will only have one westbound lane from Victoria Street to Yonge Street — cars can only exit Shuter Street into the Eaton Centre. If cars wish to access Yonge Street they will have to do so from an alternate street. From August 15 to the end of the project, October 28. Shuter Streee work going forward, like water shutoffs etc. the contractor will provide hand-delivered notice. 

Should you wish to receive regular updates please email Paul Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss any of the attached documents feel free to contact the Program Manager, Sinead Canavan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or the project engineer Julie Sharma at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Downtown East Revitalization Initiatives and Garden District HCD

A preliminary report was adopted by Toronto and East York Community Council recommending further review of the area, including the initiation of a Heritage Conversation District (HCD) study, the implementation of a revitalization strategy for the area, continued community consultation plans and the creation of an inter divisional working group. 


Planning and Revitalizing of Yonge Street

Yonge Street is an important cultural corridor that serves as “Canada’s Main Street”. The stretch of Yonge from the waterfront to Davenport Road borders on five Business Improvement Areas and ten Resident Associations. With landmark institutions such as the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Eaton's Centre, Yonge-Dundas Square, Ryerson University, the Yorkville shopping district and the iconic intersection of Yonge and Bloor, it serves as the Toronto's downtown core for arts, culture and shopping for residents and tourists alike.

The Five Year Capital Works Plan calls for major utility and road resurfacing work on Yonge Street to take place in 2016. This provides an opportunity to explore commercial improvements that might be made in conjunction with the scheduled construction work to increase the commercial vibrancy of the street and retail experience.

Section 37 Guidelines Toronto

This staff report shows money that was collected via the Parks Levy in recent years. As of Sept 2013 there was more than $230 million in uncommitted parkland reserve funds available. According to the list of appendices, there is a breakdown by ward available.

Design Guidelines for Tall Buildings in Toronto

Council recently adopted the updated Tall Building Design Guidelines for use in the evaluation of all new and current tall building development applications. The updated guidelines establish a unified set of performance measures for the evaluation of tall building development applications across the city. Updates to the guidelines include clear language and layout; strengthened connections to Official Plan policy; and emphasis on design excellence heritage conservation and sustainable design. The guidelines ensure tall buildings perform to the highest architectural design standards protect existing neighborhoods and enhance Toronto's livability.