1755 Steeles Avenue

1755 Steeles Avenue

This application proposes to permit a new 15,400 square metre manufacturing and office building outside of the permitted building envelopes. To allow the proposed building, the application also proposes to remove the holding provision with respect to the infrastructure required to service the site.

In 2010 the applicant filed an application for the southern portion of the lands to “allow for the expansion of the light manufacturing and medical research and development campus”. The application redesignated the southern portion of the site from Neighbourhoods to Employment Lands, rezoned the site with a holding provision for servicing and laid out future building envelopes. City Council approved the application on February 20, 2013. City Council’s decision can be found at

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.PG20.3

A pre-application consultation meeting was held September 26, 2016 with the applicant to discuss complete application submission requirements.

The proposed building would be devoted primarily to the manufacturing of bulk quantities of vaccines. The site currently employs between 1500 and 2000 people and the application has been deemed a Gold Star project as it is expected to create new jobs.  The portion of the site to be redeveloped is currently open space. The building will consist of approximately 200 square metres of office space with the remainder of the site.

The applicant is also proposing to remove the holding provision on the site. The holding provision requires the applicant to submit a Functional Servicing Report outlining the private and public infrastructure required to service the proposed development for any new building on the southern portion of the site.

More information can be found here:

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.NY19.26 and http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-99358.pdf

A community consultation meeting was held on March 6th, 2017 at Rockford Public School.