Yesterday the company published this interactive visualization looking at development potential across the City of Toronto. The mapping looks for the following:
- Land that has a Mixed Use, Apartment or Regeneration designation in the City of Toronto’s Official Plan
- Land that is located within a Provincially designated Urban Growth Centre
- Land that is located within 500m of a Major Transit Station
The tool then ranks each development site – AAA, AA, A – according to how many of the above criteria it meets.
It also flags land that it refers to as “Missed Opportunity.” These are lands located within 500m of a Major Transit Station, but that are designated as Neighbourhoods (considered stable) or Employment (whole other discussion).
Based on this filter, about 5.6% of the City’s land is a “Missed Opportunity” and about 1.2% is AAA.
When you look at the visualization, that is one of the first things you will probably notice; a lot of our transit infrastructure is currently underutilized as a result of land use policies.