Mary-Margaret is dedicated to citizen-led planning. Since being elected in 2010 Councillor McMahon has helped our community to create planning regulations that protect our neighbourhoods and guide appropriate development on our avenues. An opponent of the Ontario Municipal Board, she believes that local residents and elected representatives should decide local planning and development issues.
In 2012 Councillor McMahon directed the City of Toronto’s Planning Department to conduct a community led Visioning Study to help create new planning regulations in the Beach. The Beach Urban Design Guidelines were enshrined in the City of Toronto’s Official Plan in 2013. These rules govern the height, shape and style of buildings in the Beach.
In 2016, City Council unanimously endorsed the Queen Street East: Ashbridge Precinct Guidelines to set limits on development from Coxwell to Leslie.
An Urban Design study is planned for Danforth Avenue from Coxwell to Victoria Park and will begin in late 2016.