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Westboro Infill Zoning Study - Update and Proposed Zoning + Open House Webinar

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For those who have been following the Westboro Infill Study, we have some significant progress and updates.

Staff have completed recommendations for amendments to the zoning of the Westboro study area. These proposed amendments are available for public review and comment.

The proposed zoning amendment includes a number of proposed regulations intended to permit infill development in a manner that addresses important community characteristics, as noted and expressed throughout the study and by residents during the study’s consultation:

Density – focusing higher density on major streets within the study area including Byron Avenue and Churchill Avenue, and lots in close proximity to those streets, while generally ensuring flexibility in terms of permitted housing types

Rear Yard Treatment – ensures that soft landscaping is provided in rear yards, in order to ensure consistent greenspace and space for existing or new trees

Building Envelope – ensures that the height of buildings is not inconsistent with the existing streetscape context on local streets, while permitting taller low-rise buildings on major streets. In addition, ensures that deep lots do not permit buildings that are significantly larger and deeper than neighbouring lots.

Parking – ensuring that parking, where desired, does not supersede the other necessary functions of an infill development, and does not have an impact on other elements including rear yard greenspace and streetscape character

Please review the zoning recommendations and provide your comments by November 5, 2020. We are also hosting an online webinar open house:

Thursday, October 29 at 7:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Password: 434525


In order to join, you just need to download Zoom and click the link provided. You will then be prompted to use the password, and sign in with your name and e-mail address.

We will be recording the webinar and posted it on YouTube afterwards for anyone who is unable to attend on October 29. 

It is expected that the final amendment will be presented to Planning Committee in December 2020, such that it can be reviewed by Council in the new year.

The results of past consultation on this study are still available on the project website. In particular, the previous discussion paper can be found at this link. The “As We Heard It” report, which summarizes comments received on that discussion paper, is available at this link.

Please don’t hesitate to let our office, and / or the planner, know if you have any questions. We can be reached at and the planner on the file is Robert, who can be reached at

Posted October 14, 2020