Item - 2013.MM39.16

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 8, 2013 with amendments.

MM39.16 - Maintaining Traffic Flow in the Downtown Area - by Councillor Karen Stintz, seconded by Councillor John Parker

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.           City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider undertaking the following initiatives to improve traffic flow in the downtown area as part of the Downtown Transportation Operations Study (DTOS):

 

a.           review existing parking regulations in the downtown area to determine if the appropriate regulation (No Parking, No Standing, No Stopping), hours of operations and locations meet the current traffic conditions;

 

b.           development of a Joint Enforcement Team consisting of representatives from the Toronto Police Services Toronto Parking Enforcement Unit and staff of Transportation Services to develop an aggressive action plan to address the impacts of illegally parked and stopped vehicles on arterial roads and in the downtown area; and

 

c.           liaise with the Canadian Courier and Logistic Association and trucking associations, to develop solutions to improve the management of loading and unloading activity in the downtown area, such as:

 

i.           specific hours for loading for couriers;

ii           the implementation of designated loading zones for couriers; and

iii          the implementation of a loading zone permit for couriers.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(October 4, 2013) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (MM.Supp.MM39.16.1)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM39.16 be referred to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.  A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Oct-09-2013 2:51 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM39.16 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are Michelle Berardinetti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That City Council amend the introductory paragraph in Recommendation 1 by deleting the word "undertake" and replacing it with the words "consider undertaking", so the introductory paragraph now reads as follows:

 

1.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider undertaking the following initiatives to improve traffic flow in the downtown area as part of the Downtown Transportation Operations Study (DTOS):

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-11-2013 12:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM39.16 - Perks - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-11-2013 12:09 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM39.16 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Raymond Cho
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council