Item - 2014.PE27.3

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 10, 2014 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Parks and Environment Committee on May 20, 2014 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on June 10, 2014.

PE27.3 - Vehicle Parking in Non-Designated Areas in City Parks - Exemption Criteria

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Acting General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to apply the criteria as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report (April 30, 2014) from the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation with Appendix 1 amended to read as outlined below, to determine when special event permits may allow for temporary parking in areas within parks that are not designated for parking.

 

Appendix 1

 

VEHICLE PARKING IN NON-DESIGNATED AREAS IN CITY PARKS

- EXEMPTION CRITERIA

 

The following is a list of criteria to be applied by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation as part of a special event permit application process when determining if an exemption should be granted to the Chapter 608 requirement that parking must be confined to designated parking areas within parks:

 

1.             Availability of other parking options within the event's vicinity, i.e. malls, schools, hydro fields (as authorized by those property owners);

 

2.             Availability of street parking;

3.         Options to park elsewhere and provide shuttle service to event;

4.             Availability of public transit to event;

5.         Impact to natural environment;

6.             No vehicle parking permitted within tree protection zones determined by Urban Forestry;

 

7.             Frequency, duration and size of special event;

 

8.             Impact on other park activities and park usage; and

 

9.             Impact of inclement weather and options to mitigate damage.

 

The Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to consult with the local Councillor on all applications for use of parks for parking prior to the Acting General Manager's decision being made.

 

2.         City Council request the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report to the Parks and Environment Committee on the cost of any products that are required to protect parks from damage caused by parking in parks.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 30, 2014) Report and Appendix 1 from the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on Vehicle Parking in Non-Designated Areas in City Parks - Exemption Criteria
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-69024.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(May 20, 2014) Submission from Jacqueline Mackey, Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Film Centre, on a Request for an Exception to a By-law Prohibiting Vehicle Parking in City Parks re the CFC Annual Barbeque (PE.New.PE27.3.1)

Communications (City Council)

(June 6, 2014) Letter from Christina Jennings, Chair and Slawko Klymkiw, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Film Centre (CC.Supp.PE27.3.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-47947.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Peter Leon (Carried)

That City Council delete the Parks and Environment Committee recommendation and instead adopt the recommendation contained in the report (April 30, 2014) from the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to apply the criteria, as outlined in Appendix 1 of this report, to determine when special event permits may allow for temporary parking in areas within parks that are not designated for parking.

 

with Appendix 1 amended by deleting the words "the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation's decision as to whether an exemption will be granted shall be final" and inserting the words "the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to consult with the local Councillor on all applications for use of parks for parking" so that Appendix 1 now read as follows:

 

Appendix 1

 

VEHICLE PARKING IN NON-DESIGNATED AREAS IN CITY PARKS- EXEMPTION CRITERIA

 

"The following is a list of criteria to be applied by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation as part of a special event permit application process when determining if an exemption should be granted to the Chapter 608 requirement that parking must be confined to designated parking areas within parks:

 

1.          Availability of other parking options within the event's vicinity, i.e. malls, schools, hydro fields (as authorized by those property owners);

 

2.          Availability of street parking;

3.         Options to park elsewhere and provide shuttle service to event;

4.          Availability of public transit to event;

5.         Impact to natural environment;

6.          No vehicle parking permitted within tree protection zones determined by Urban Forestry;

 

7.          Frequency, duration and size of special event;

 

8.          Impact on other park activities and park usage; and

 

9.          Impact of inclement weather and options to mitigate damage.

 

The Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to consult with the local Councillor on all applications for use of parks for parking prior to the Acting General Manager's decision being made.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-13-2014 11:51 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PE27.3 - Leon - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Redundant)

That City Council amend the Parks and Environment Committee recommendation so it now reads as follows:

 

1.         City Council direct City staff to end all for-profit use of parks for parking in 2015, and all other uses of parks for parking in 2016, with the exception of the following events:

 

a.         Rotary Club – Ribfest at Thomson Memorial Park;

 

b.         Rotary Club – Ribfest at Centennial Park;

 

c.         James Shaver Woodworth Homestead Foundation - Applewood Summer Concert Series at Broadacres Park; and

 

d.         Canadian Film Centre – Windfields Park.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 2 by Councillor Shiner redundant due to Council's adoption of motion 1 by Councillor Leon.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council request the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report to the Parks and Environment Committee on the cost of any products that are required to protect parks from damage caused by parking in parks.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-13-2014 11:53 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PE27.3 - Mammoliti - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Pam McConnell, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Mike Del Grande, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-13-2014 11:54 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PE27.3 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Mike Del Grande, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser

PE27.3 - Vehicle Parking in Non-Designated Areas in City Parks - Exemption Criteria

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Parks and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct City staff to end all for-profit use of parks for parking in 2015, and all other uses of parks for parking in 2016

Origin

(April 30, 2014) Report from the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

City Council at its meeting on July 16, 2013, directed the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report back on the feasibility of a criteria-based exemption by permit, from the requirements of Section 27 of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 608, Parks to allow temporary permitted parking in areas within parks that are not designated for parking. This report provides a list of criteria to determine possible exemptions as part of the special event permit guidelines.

Background Information

(April 30, 2014) Report and Appendix 1 from the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on Vehicle Parking in Non-Designated Areas in City Parks - Exemption Criteria
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-69024.pdf

Communications

(May 20, 2014) Submission from Jacqueline Mackey, Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Film Centre, on a Request for an Exception to a By-law Prohibiting Vehicle Parking in City Parks re the CFC Annual Barbeque (PE.New.PE27.3.1)

Speakers

Jacqueline Mackey, Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Film Centre

Motions

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

That Recommendation 1 in the report (April 30, 2014) from the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation be deleted and replaced with the following:

 

"City Council direct City staff to end all for-profit use of parks for parking in 2015, and all other uses of parks for parking in 2016."

Vote (Amend Item) May-20-2014

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 3 Members that voted Yes are Sarah Doucette, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti (Chair)

2 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Redundant)

3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) May-20-2014

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 3 Members that voted Yes are Sarah Doucette, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti (Chair)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council