Yonge North Subway Extension Intensification Analysis

The City of Markham undertook a “Yonge North Subway Extension Intensification Analysis” for consideration by Metrolinx as they deliberate the locations for potential subway stations from Steeles Avenue to Richmond Hill Centre.

Royal Orchard and Yonge


 In late fall 2019, the City of Markham received applications to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law (PLAN 19 137814) to permit a multi-building, mixed use high rise development at the northeast corner of Royal Orchard Boulevard and Yonge Street. The proposal includes:

  • 4 Residential towers on the north side of Royal Orchard Boulevard between Yonge Street and Inverlochy Boulevard ranging in height between 25 and 59 storeys
  • A total of 1560 residential units
  • Two podium buildings, 4 storeys in height consisting of 3,742 m2 (40,278 ft 2) non-residential uses including, retail, service and office uses
  • A total of 1,866 parking spaces are proposed (1,545 spaces underground, 321 spaces above ground)
  • A public park with an approximate area of 0.14 hectares (0.35 acres) is proposed to be located at the northwest corner of Inverlochy Boulevard at Royal Orchard Boulevard
  • A maximum site density of 9.4 FSI is proposed
  • The Floor Space Index (FSI) calculation is derived from the total floor area of the buildings divided by the area of the property
  • The Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications have been deemed complete and are currently under review by City departments and external agencies (Note when an application is deemed complete it means that all the documents required to review it have been filed; it does not mean that the application is approved)
  • Staff are targeting a preliminary report for Development Services Committee for Q2 2020
  • A Statutory Public Meeting has not yet been scheduled

349-351 John St.

The City of Markham is in receipt of a complete Zoning By-law Amendment application, submitted by 349-351 John Street Inc., to permit motor vehicle sales, a restaurant, and a recreational establishment (bowling alley) on the subject lands. The applicant is proposing to amend the Zoning By-law to add motor vehicle sales with limited accessory outdoor storage and the display of motor vehicles, a restaurant, and a recreational establishment as permitted uses.

Royal Orchard and Bayview

Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendment applications have been submitted on behalf of the Ladies Golf Club of Toronto by Tridel.

The proposal is to build a 12 storey residential building, a 14 storey residential building and a public park on 2.46 acres of land, currently comprising the 9th hole of the golf course, located at the southwest corner of Royal Orchard Boulevard and Bayview Avenue.

Langstaff Gateway

In 2018, Zoning By-law Amendment and draft plan of subdivision applications were received from Condor Properties Ltd. to build the first development block (Phase 1A) within the west Precinct area of the Langstaff Gateway community. The latter is the 47-hectare (116 acre) area of land bounded by Yonge in the west, Bayview in the east, Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in the south and Highway 407 in the north. For development planning purposes, the area is divided into three precincts: west, central and east. 

Applications for Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision submitted by Condor to permit two residential towers of 50 and 45 storeys connected by a 10-storey podium at what is currently 25, 11, 9 and 5 Langstaff Road East were approved, with conditions, by Markham Council in February.


Zonix 36 Steeles Avenue East

Applications for an Official Plan amendment (Major) and Zoning By-law amendment (Major) have been received by MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson Planning Ltd. c/o David McKay for 36-60 Steeles Avenue East; 37-63 Highland Park Boulevard. The applications are intended to facilitate the development of two 13-storey mixed-use buildings and two 8-storey residential buildings.

York Region District School Board 160 Henderson Avenue

A FOURTH REVISED Site Plan Control application has been received from York Region District School Board (Bryan Blackert) c/o MC Architects Inc. for 160 Henderson Avenue. The applicant is proposing to replace the two existing schools with a new two-storey elementary school including a gym and library. The proposed revisions have been submitted in response to comments from external agencies.