Municipal Development Approvals

In order to make the site development-ready, the Ontario government is following the City’s of Toronto’s development review process to secure site-wide planning approvals for Ontario Place.

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Key objectives include:

  • Obtain site-wide municipal development approvals to permit the proposed uses for the redeveloped Ontario Place
What development approvals is the Ontario government seeking?

To help realize the vision for Ontario Place and make the site development-ready for both tenant and government undertakings, an updated municipal planning framework (Official Plan and zoning) is required for the entire site, including tenanted areas and non-tenanted areas.

On behalf of the Ontario government, Infrastructure Ontario is working with a planning consultant to submit applications for Official Plan and zoning by-law amendments and manage the process through to Council decision. The applications will be phased, with submission of a site-wide Official Plan amendment application expected late Fall 2022. This submission will also include a zoning by-law amendment application for the Therme proposal. 

A City of Toronto staff report (Ontario Place Redevelopment – Priority Areas for Collaboration and Development Approvals Process) was adopted by City Council on February 2, 2022, and provides more details on the agreed-upon approach to development approvals, as well as other priority areas for collaboration with the province.

Current status

Work on the planning applications is underway, including preparation of technical studies and drawings. The first application is expected to be submitted to the City this Fall. More information will be available soon.