ConsumersNext Planning Study

R.E. Millward + Associates led a multidisciplinary team on an area planning study envisioning the future of a suburban Toronto business park undergoing significant changes at its edges. The planning study focused on managing the intensification and evolution of the Consumers Road business park from an auto-oriented employment centre with few amenities into a walkable,… Read more »

King-Spadina Cultural Spaces Retention Study

King-Spadina Cultural Spaces Retention Study

The King-Spadina area is home to Toronto’s greatest concentration of cultural work—due, in part, to the fact that many of the area’s historic industrial buildings have offered affordable workspaces attractive to artists, designers and cultural entrepreneurs. The area is also a hotbed of development, expected to grow by more than 25,000 new residents over the… Read more »

Markham Comprehensive Zoning By-law Review

The City of Markham currently has 49 different zoning by-laws governing how the city develops, covering areas as diverse as small hamlets, industrial areas, rural lands and master-planned urban neighbourhoods. This is a legacy of the diverse communities that have grown together to form the City, but as the urbanization of Markham continues, a single,… Read more »

East United Condos

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Berkeley Parliament Inc. retained R.E. Millward + Associates to oversee the development approval process, including Rezoning, Site Plan and Minor Variance applications, for a new 21-storey mixed-use redevelopment proposal at 93-95 Berkeley and 112-124 Parliament Streets.  As part of the Rezoning application, our firm prepared supporting documentation including a Planning Rationale and Community Services &… Read more »

Downsview Area Secondary Plan Review

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R.E. Millward + Associates, in partnership with DTAH, conducted a review of the Downsview Area Secondary Plan on behalf of the Canada Lands Company. Working iteratively with DTAH, our firm undertook a detailed analysis of the Secondary Plan policies and background materials, the development potential for CLC Land holdings, opportunities for improvements and appropriate phasing… Read more »

Steeles-Redlea Community Services and Facilities Strategy and Implementation Plan

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Straddling the border between Scarborough and Markham, the Steeles-Redlea area in northern Scarborough is poised for growth with a Regeneration Area Study currently underway. R.E. Millward and Associates worked with the City of Toronto Planning Division to develop a Community Services and Facilities Strategy for the defined area. Our firm engaged the City of Toronto,… Read more »

Dufferin Street Avenue Study

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R.E. Millward & Associates was part of a multidisciplinary consulting team of architects, urban designers, facilitators, and transportation and servicing engineers studying the potential future revitalization of Dufferin Street between Lawrence Avenue West and Highway 401. In addition to providing land use planning and policy expertise, our firm developed a comprehensive Community Services and Facilities… Read more »

In the Zone: Navigating Toronto’s New Citywide Zoning By-law 569-2013

Zoning Standards Demonstration

In the fall of 2013, R.E. Millward & Associates Director of Planning Ian Graham led two seminars to introduce the new harmonized Zoning By-law to planning professionals including planners, urban designers, architects, lawyers and developers. The seminar included: • An introduction of the new by-law and a brief history of its mandate; • a review… Read more »

Retail Planning Tools

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R.E. Millward & Associates was retained by J.C. Williams Group to examine City of Toronto Official Plan policies, zoning by-law regulations, and other planning legislation associated with the issue of retail stores and how they can be regulated through the planning process. J.C. Williams Group, a retail marketing advisory firm, was retained by the City… Read more »