Will new building rules stunt Toronto growth?


The city's new 157-page study that suggests regulations for a large part of the city has one councillor worried that it will stunt development in Toronto.

The study, which proposes blanket recommendations for everything south of Dupont, east of Bathurst and west of the Don Valley Parkway, suggests firm height caps and a particular "vision" for how tall buildings will fit in downtown Toronto.

But Councillor Adam Vaughan worries the rules would take away negotiation powers between the city and developers. "From an architectural perspective it's an interesting set of ideas ... but on the ground, in reality, I've got a lot of concerns," he said, according to the Globe and Mail.

Council will vote on the report next year.


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