The structure of the document
The Master Plan is divided into three parts. The first part covers issues that affect the City as a whole. The second presents documents that are specific to each of the 27 boroughs. The third is the complementary document.
The Master Plan's planning approach presents a comprehensive vision that leads to seven development goals. The second chapter fleshes out these goals and sets the resultant development objectives and implementation measures. The third chapter deals with the Plan's implementation, including monitoring, regulatory guidelines, municipal investment strategy and partners. Finally, the fourth chapter discusses areas of the City that will require further detailed planning after the Master Plan is adopted.
The second part of the Plan presents, for each of the 27 boroughs:
- An overview of City-wide objectives;
- An enlargement of the land use designation map;
- An enlargement of the building density map;
- An enlargement of the parks and green spaces map;
- An enlargement of the built heritage map;
- A list of heritage buildings in the borough.
The Master Plan can be modified at the initiative of a borough to add the following elements:
- Specific planning and development goals to respond to local issues;
- Treatment of local Detailed Planning Areas;
- Regulatory guidelines specific to the borough;
- The local action plan.
The third part of the Master Plan is the complementary document. It establishes the rules and criteria for the boroughs' urban planning by-laws. These rules and criteria emerge from Parts I and II of the Plan.