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The City’s Official Plan

The City of Toronto’s Official Plan provides direction for Toronto’s physical growth and evolution. The Official Plan acts as a framework guiding decision-making with a focus on the following themes:

Urban Growth

Focused development at transportation nodes to maximize use of existing urban infrastructure.


Compact urban form with complete communities where people can live, work and play.


The Avenues are important corridors along major streets where reurbanization is encouraged to create new housing and job opportunities.

Public Realm

High quality public realm featuring public squares and parks, public art and a comfortable environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

Diverse Housing

A range of housing types for people in all life stages and increased affordability in all communities.


Promoting sustainability through transit-oriented development and by investing in green infrastructure and energy efficiency.

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