Item - 2011.TE11.50

Tracking Status

  • City Council considered this item on February 6, 2012 and referred this item to an official or another committee or body. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the referral.
  • City Council considered this item on November 29, 2011 and postponed its consideration to a later date. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the deferral.
  • This item was considered by Toronto and East York Community Council on November 2, 2011 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on November 29, 2011.
  • See also By-laws 94-2012, 95-2012

TE11.50 - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Referred
Wards:
30 - Toronto-Danforth, 32 - Beaches-East York

City Council Decision

City Council on February 6 and 7, 2012 referred Item TE11.50 to the General Manager, Transportation Services, for further consideration in consultation with the Ward Councillors, Transportation Services staff, the Toronto Transit Commission and area residents and directed the General Manager, Toronto Transportation Services to submit refinements to the plan back to City Council, through Toronto and East York Community Council.

Background Information (Community Council)

(October 17, 2011) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-41827.pdf
Attachment 1 - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-41828.pdf
Attachment 2 - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-41829.pdf
Attachment 3 - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-41830.pdf
Attachment 4 - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-41831.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

Deferred Item TE11.50
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44856.pdf
Motion by Councillor McMahon, moved at the November 29, 30 and December 1, 2011 City Council Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44852.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(October 21, 2011) E-mail from Donald J. Agopsowicz (TE.Supp.TE11.50.1)
(October 22, 2011) E-mail from Tawnya Hallman (TE.Supp.TE11.50.2)
(October 28, 2011) E-mail from Debbie Harris (TE.Supp.TE11.50.3)
(October 31, 2011) E-mail from Michael Ufford (TE.Supp.TE11.50.4)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Robert Allsopp (TE.Supp.TE11.50.5)
(November 2, 2011) E-mail from Icrus Murphy (TE.Supp.TE11.50.6)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Verena Besso and Joshua Weisz (TE.Supp.TE11.50.7)
(July 8, 2008) Submission from Bryce Miranda (TE.Supp.TE11.50.8)

Communications (City Council)

(November 3, 2011) E-mail from Faiz Qureshi (CC.Main.TE11.50.9)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That Item be referred back to staff for further consideration in consultation with the Ward Councillors, Transportation Services staff, Toronto Transit Commission and area residents, with submission of refinements to the plan to be submitted back to City Council through Toronto and East York Community Council.

Vote (Refer Item) Feb-06-2012 2:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE11.50 - Fletcher - motion 1 - refer the Item
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Rob Ford, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz

TE11.50 - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Deferred
Wards:
30 - Toronto-Danforth, 32 - Beaches-East York

City Council Decision

City Council on November 29, 30 and December 1, 2011, deferred consideration of Item TE11.50, together with the following motion by Councillor McMahon, to the next regular City Council meeting on February 6 and 7, 2012:

 

Moved by Councillor McMahon:

 

That City Council:

 

1.         Direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake the following operational measures when the Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East intersection has been altered:

 

a.         implement a traffic control signal phasing plan to accommodate safe pedestrian crossings, minimize impacts to Toronto Transit Commission buses and ensure efficient  movement of vehicles;

b.         after a period of two (2) months or sooner, identify any pedestrian and vehicle problems and make required signal timing adjustments; 

c.         install appropriate signs and pavement markings to ensure that pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle operators have a clear understanding how to safely and efficiently enter and exit the intersection;

d.         review existing parking regulations on Gerrard Street, Coxwell Avenue and adjacent local streets and prepare a report on any possible adjustments; and

e.         meet with Toronto Transit Commission staff to ensure that transit needs are being addressed for the intersection including the location of Toronto Transit Commission stops.

 

2.         City Council request the Toronto Police Service to expedite its review and traffic study related to Councillor McMahon's request for a School Crossing Guard for this intersection and expedite the staffing of this intersection through appropriate channels.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, to carry out a study of alternatives for Gainsborough Road to calm traffic, minimize traffic infiltration and enhance pedestrian safety and report back to the Toronto and East York Community Council.

 

Background Information (Community Council)

(October 17, 2011) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-41827.pdf
Attachment 1 - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-41828.pdf
Attachment 2 - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-41829.pdf
Attachment 3 - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-41830.pdf
Attachment 4 - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-41831.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(October 21, 2011) E-mail from Donald J. Agopsowicz (TE.Supp.TE11.50.1)
(October 22, 2011) E-mail from Tawnya Hallman (TE.Supp.TE11.50.2)
(October 28, 2011) E-mail from Debbie Harris (TE.Supp.TE11.50.3)
(October 31, 2011) E-mail from Michael Ufford (TE.Supp.TE11.50.4)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Robert Allsopp (TE.Supp.TE11.50.5)
(November 2, 2011) E-mail from Icrus Murphy (TE.Supp.TE11.50.6)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Verena Besso and Joshua Weisz (TE.Supp.TE11.50.7)
(July 8, 2008) Submission from Bryce Miranda (TE.Supp.TE11.50.8)

Communications (City Council)

(November 3, 2011) E-mail from Faiz Qureshi (CC.Main.TE11.50.9)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Redundant)

That City Council:

 

1.         Direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake the following operational measures when the Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East intersection has been altered:

 

a.         implement a traffic control signal phasing plan to accommodate safe pedestrian crossings, minimize impacts to Toronto Transit Commission buses and ensure efficient  movement of vehicles;

b.         after a period of two (2) months or sooner, identify any pedestrian and vehicle problems and make required signal timing adjustments; 

c.         install appropriate signs and pavement markings to ensure that pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle operators have a clear understanding how to safely and efficiently enter and exit the intersection;

d.         review existing parking regulations on Gerrard Street, Coxwell Avenue and adjacent local streets and prepare a report on any possible adjustments; and

e.         meet with Toronto Transit Commission staff to ensure that transit needs are being addressed for the intersection including the location of Toronto Transit Commission stops.

 

2.         City Council request the Toronto Police Service to expedite its review and traffic study related to Councillor McMahon's request for a School Crossing Guard for this intersection and expedite the staffing of this intersection through appropriate channels.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, to carry out a study of alternatives for Gainsborough Road to calm traffic, minimize traffic infiltration and enhance pedestrian safety and report back to the Toronto and East York Community Council.

 

Motion 1 by Councillor McMahon carried. City Council subsequently reconsidered the Item and deferred it, together with the motion by Councillor McMahon, to the February 6 and 7, 2012 City Council meeting.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-01-2011 2:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE11.50 - McMahon - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

Motion to Reconsider Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider Item TE11.50.

Vote (Reconsider Item) Dec-01-2011 2:09 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - TE11.50 - Reconsider the Item
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

2 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)
That consideration of the item be deferred together with motion 1 by Councillor McMahon to the next regular meeting of City Council.

Vote (Defer Item) Dec-01-2011 2:11 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE11.50 - Fletcher - Defer the item
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

TE11.50 - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
30 - Toronto-Danforth, 32 - Beaches-East York

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council rescind the alteration of the roadway by removing the uncontrolled two-way channel on the southwest corner of the intersection of Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue, generally as shown on Drawing No. 421F-9140 dated December 2007 and attached to the report from the Director of Transportation Services of Toronto and East York District dated October 17, 2011.

 

2.         City Council approve the alteration of the intersection of Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East, by diverting the north leg of Fairford Avenue approximately 30 metres southerly and creating a fully signalized offset intersection, generally as shown in Drawing No. 421G-0471, dated October 2011, attached to the report from the Director of Transportation Services of Toronto and East York District dated October 17, 2011, in order to achieve the design deriving pedestrian and community traffic benefits favoured by area residents and recommended by the independent transportation and safety consultant retained to assess various alternatives.

 

3.         City Council, upon completion of the proposed reconfiguration of the intersection, prohibit right turns on a red signal from northbound Coxwell Avenue to Gerrard Street East, from southbound Coxwell Avenue to Fairford Avenue, and from eastbound Fairford Avenue to Coxwell Avenue.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council under its delegated authority:

 

1.         Approved the installation of westbound "No left turn, 7:00 to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday" regulation at Ashdale and Fairford and Woodfield and Fairford by January 2012.

 

2.         Directed that Transportation Services invite the Principal, staff and school council of Equinox Alternative School to develop a school traffic management plan for parents driving their children to the school.

 

3.         Directed that the document, entitled "Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue Intersection, Toronto - Analysis for Pedestrian Safety", dated September 6, 2011, review conducted by the Public Space Workshop, be forwarded to the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, with a request that the suggestions contained in the document be taken into consideration during intersection redesign.

Origin

(October 17, 2011) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District

Summary

In 2009, City Council approved alterations to the intersection of Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East which included the removal of the uncontrolled two way channel, generally as shown on the attached Drawing No. 421F 9140, dated December 2007.

 

After considerable consultation with the Ward Councillors and residents of the area, and a review of the pedestrian safety and walkability of the intersection by an independent consultant, a revised option for the reconfiguration of the intersection of Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerard Street East has been developed.

 

The proposed reconfiguration of the intersection includes diverting the north leg of Fairford Avenue approximately 30 metres southerly and creating a fully signalized offset intersection with Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East.  This proposal will improve pedestrian safety by reducing the intersection by at least one leg.  The parkette on the northwest corner of the intersection can be expanded.  There may be a reduction in commuter traffic through the community to the west of Coxwell Avenue, although access and egress for residents will be maintained.  While providing the positive benefits noted, the proposed 3-phase operation of the intersection will result in an increase in queues and delays for traffic and transit on both Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East.

Background Information

(October 17, 2011) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-41827.pdf
Attachment 1 - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-41828.pdf
Attachment 2 - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-41829.pdf
Attachment 3 - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-41830.pdf
Attachment 4 - Road Alterations - Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-41831.pdf

Communications

(October 21, 2011) E-mail from Donald J. Agopsowicz (TE.Supp.TE11.50.1)
(October 22, 2011) E-mail from Tawnya Hallman (TE.Supp.TE11.50.2)
(October 28, 2011) E-mail from Debbie Harris (TE.Supp.TE11.50.3)
(October 31, 2011) E-mail from Michael Ufford (TE.Supp.TE11.50.4)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Robert Allsopp (TE.Supp.TE11.50.5)
(November 2, 2011) E-mail from Icrus Murphy (TE.Supp.TE11.50.6)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Verena Besso and Joshua Weisz (TE.Supp.TE11.50.7)
(July 8, 2008) Submission from Bryce Miranda (TE.Supp.TE11.50.8)

Speakers

Bryce Miranda, Ashdale Village Residents Association (Submission Filed)
Matt Humphries, Ashdale Village Residents Association
Belinda Blyth, Ashdale Village Residents Association

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That the Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.         Recommend to City Council the adoption of the recommendations in the report dated October 17, 2011, from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.         Approve the installation of westbound "No left turn, 7:00 to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday" regulation at Ashdale and Fairford and Woodfield and Fairford by January 2012.

 

3.         Direct that Transportation Services invite the Principal, staff and school council of Equinox Alternative School to develop a school traffic management plan for parents driving their children to the school.

 

4.         Direct that the document, entitled "Coxwell Avenue and Fairford Avenue Intersection, Toronto - Analysis for Pedestrian Safety", dated September 6, 2011, review conducted by the Public Space Workshop, be forwarded to the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, with a request that the suggestions contained in the document be taken into consideration during intersection redesign.


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Redundant)

That City Council confirm its previous approval of the reconfiguration of the Coxwell Avenue/Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East intersection as described in Item TE24.74, adopted by City Council at its meeting of April 6, 2009, subject to Transportation Services being directed to refine the approved configuration during the detailed design phase such that the west leg of the intersection (Fairford Avenue) is narrowed to provide one lane of travel in each direction.


3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council