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To Nancy Martins,
RE: PH3.16 – Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods: Multiplex Study
Dear Chair Brad Bradford and Members of the PHC
I agree that Toronto needs more multiplexes, particularly in Neighbourhoods where populations are declining, and infrastructure exists. But the proposed current by-laws in front of you are flawed and need to be sent back to staff to be revised before going to City Council.
Major changes that need to be made to the Multiplex bylaw:
- Building Depth should not be more than 17m.
- Floor Space Index (FSI) must be retained (to regulate the mass and size of the building on the lot).
- Meet provincial government requirements of 3 units (NOT exceed it with 4 units AS City Planning is recommending).
- Not increasing the permitted height limit to 10m (many neighbourhoods permitted height limit is 8.5m or 9m currently).
Councillor Josh Matlow, Councillor Jon Burnside, Councillor Brad Bradford, Councillor Vincent Crisanti, Councillor Paula Fletcher, Councillor Ausma Malik, Councillor Jamaal Myers, Councillor Frances Nunziata, Councillor Mike Colle, Councillor Jaye Robinson