Item - 2013.PE21.6

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 16, 2013 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Parks and Environment Committee on June 24, 2013 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 16, 2013.

PE21.6 - Vehicle Parking in Marilyn Bell Park

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
14 - Parkdale-High Park

City Council Decision

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council, effective immediately, end the Canadian National Exhibition's use of Marilyn Bell Park for temporary permitted parking.

 

2.         City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report back on the feasibility of a criteria-based exemption by permit policy on possible exemptions to the Division approach to confining vehicle parking in all parks to designated parking lots.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 10, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation - Vehicle Parking in Marilyn Bell Park
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-59450.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 21, 2013) Letter from David Bednar, Canadian National Exhibition (PE.Main.21.6.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-38615.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report back on the feasibility of a criteria-based exemption by permit policy on possible exemptions to the Division approach to confining vehicle parking in all parks to designated parking lots.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-18-2013 10:01 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PE21.6 - Crawford - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Mike Del Grande, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-18-2013 10:02 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PE21.6 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Norman Kelly, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson

PE21.6 - Vehicle Parking in Marilyn Bell Park

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
14 - Parkdale-High Park

Committee Recommendations

The Parks and Environment Commtitee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council, effective immediately, end the CNE's use of Marilyn Bell Park for temporary permitted parking.

Origin

(June 10, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation

Summary

This report seeks Council approval to end the practice of allowing vehicle parking in Marilyn Bell Park during the 18-day annual event at Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). In 2000, Toronto City Council approved the use of Marilyn Bell Park and Battery Park for temporary parking in exchange for a contribution from the CNE to the Parkland Acquisition Reserve Fund. The park has since undergone substantial improvements, which include tree planting and the relocation of the Martin Goodman Trail. In May 2012, Parks, Forestry and Recreation notified the CNE of its intention to end the practice of allowing vehicle parking in Marilyn Bell Park, starting in 2013. This intention is consistent with the Division's approach to confining vehicle parking in all parks to designated parking lots.

Background Information

(June 10, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation - Vehicle Parking in Marilyn Bell Park
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-59450.pdf

Communications

(June 21, 2013) Letter from David Bednar, Canadian National Exhibition (PE.Main.21.6.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-38615.pdf

Speakers

David Bednar, General Manager, Canadian National Exhibition
Councillor Doug Holyday, Ward 3, Etobicoke Centre

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Lost)

That:

 

1.         the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation commence negotiations with the CNE to negotiate a new agreement that ensures parking is preserved in Marilyn Bell Park for the next two years; and

 

2.         staff report back to the Parks and Environment Committee on a new agreement between the CNE and the City of Toronto.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-24-2013

Result: Lost Majority Required - Motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 1 Members that voted Yes are James Pasternak
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie (Chair), Sarah Doucette, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

2 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-24-2013

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie (Chair), Sarah Doucette, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are James Pasternak
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council