Item - 2014.PG35.2

Tracking Status

PG35.2 - "Feeling Congested?" Recommended Official Plan Amendment for Selected Transportation Policies: Official Plan Comprehensive Review

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on August 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council amend the Official Plan substantially in accordance with the proposed Official Plan Amendment appended as Attachment 1 to the report (July 11, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, with Attachment 1 amended by:

 

a.         inserting the words "and affordable" between the words "good" and "transit" in Section 2.2.1 (a), Transportation and Land Use Integration, so that it now reads:

 

(a)         attracting more people and jobs to targeted growth areas in the City that are supported by good and affordable transit services and other infrastructure;

 

b          adding a new subsection (g) in Section 2.4.3. (b), Transportation Demand Management, as follows:

 

(g)         recognizing the transportation implications of diverse travel patterns, such as those of caregivers, shift workers and other vulnerable groups.

 

c.        adding a new subsection after (ii) in Section 3.1.1 (5), Public Realm, as follows:

 

iii.         ensuring the safety of vulnerable groups such as women, children, seniors and people with disabilities by implementing the Toronto Safer City Guidelines, or an updated version thereof.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the proposed Official Plan Amendment as may be required.

 

3.         City Council declare by resolution to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing that the Official Plan Amendment set out in Attachment 1, as amended, to the report (July 11, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning:

 

a.         conforms with Provincial Plans or does not conflict with them;

 

b.         has regard to the matters of Provincial Interest listed in Section 2 of the Planning Act; and

 

c.         is consistent with policy statements issued under subsection 3.1 of the Planning Act.

 

4.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to establish a measurement tool which outlines the benefits of moving towards sustainable transportation.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Committee)

(July 11, 2014) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on "Feeling Congested?" Recommended Official Plan Amendment for Selected Transportation Policies: Official Plan Comprehensive Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-71992.pdf
(June 30, 2014) Notice of Public Meeting to be Held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee (Under the Planning Act)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-72215.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(August 6, 2014) Letter from Nancy Lea Smith, Director, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (PG.Supp.PG35.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48829.pdf
(July 8, 2014) Letter from Regula Modlich on behalf of Toronto Women's City Alliance Planning Team (PG.Supp.PG35.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48831.pdf
(August 6, 2014) E-mail from Michael Black (PG.Supp.PG35.2.3)
(August 7, 2014) Letter from Dr. Kara Santokie, Director, Toronto Women's City Alliance (PG.New.PG35.2.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48951.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(August 22, 2014) Submission from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.PG35.2.5)
(August 23, 2014) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.New.PG35.2.6)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

That City Council amend Planning and Growth Management Committee Recommendation 1, Attachment 1 by:

 

1.         Inserting the words "and affordable" between the words "good" and "transit" in Section 2.2.1 (a), Transportation and Land Use Integration, so that it now reads:

 

a.         attracting more people and jobs to targeted growth areas in the City that are supported by good and affordable transit services and other infrastructure;

 

2          Adding a new subsection (g) in Section 2.4.3. (b), Transportation Demand Management as follows:

 

(g)         recognizing the transportation implications of diverse travel patterns, such as those of caregivers, shift workers and other vulnerable groups.

 

3.         Adding a new subsection after (ii) in Section 3.1.1 (5), Public Realm, as follows:

 

iii.         ensuring the safety of vulnerable groups such as women, children, seniors and people with disabilities by implementing the Toronto Safer City Guidelines, or an updated version thereof.

Vote (Amend Item) Aug-27-2014 6:17 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG35.2 - Wong-Tam - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Doug Ford, Rob Ford, John Parker
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, David Shiner, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Aug-27-2014 6:18 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG35.2 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, 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 Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, David Shiner, Karen Stintz

PG35.2 - "Feeling Congested?" Recommended Official Plan Amendment for Selected Transportation Policies: Official Plan Comprehensive Review

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the Official Plan substantially in accordance with the proposed Official Plan Amendment appended as Attachment 1 of the report (July 11, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the proposed Official Plan Amendment as may be required.

 

3.         City Council declare by resolution to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing that the Official Plan Amendment set out in Attachment 1 of the report (July 11, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning:

 

a.         conforms with Provincial Plans or does not conflict with them;

b.         has regard to the matters of Provincial Interest listed in Section 2 of the Planning Act; and

c.         is consistent with policy statements issued under subsection 3.1 of the Planning Act.

 

4.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to establish a measurement tool which outlines the benefits of moving towards sustainable transportation.

Origin

(July 11, 2014) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

This report proposes an Official Plan Amendment to address the City's transportation policies covering the areas of:  (1) Integration with Land Use; (2) Streets and "Complete Streets"; (3) Active Transportation; (4) Auto, Travel Demand Management (TDM) and Parking; and (5) Goods Movement.  A further Official Plan Amendment is anticipated to be proposed in 2015 covering the remaining transportation policy areas, namely:  development of a Comprehensive Rapid and Surface Transit Plan; introduction of a Cycling Policy Framework; and updates to Street Related Maps and Schedules.

 

The policy changes in the proposed Official Plan Amendment (see Attachment 1) have been informed by a broad inter-divisional, inter-agency and public review process.  This consultation was undertaken over the past seven months as part of the “Feeling Congested?” initiative which, in turn, is part of the City’s larger, on-going Five Year Official Plan Review.  Those consulted throughout the process were generally supportive of the proposed policies.  Overall, the proposed Official Plan Amendment seeks to strengthen the integration of the City's land use and transportation policies, and to advance the Official Plan's city-building vision of creating sustainable and complete communities.

Background Information

(July 11, 2014) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on "Feeling Congested?" Recommended Official Plan Amendment for Selected Transportation Policies: Official Plan Comprehensive Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-71992.pdf
(June 30, 2014) Notice of Public Meeting to be Held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee (Under the Planning Act)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-72215.pdf

Communications

(August 6, 2014) Letter from Nancy Lea Smith, Director, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (PG.Supp.PG35.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48829.pdf
(July 8, 2014) Letter from Regula Modlich on behalf of Toronto Women's City Alliance Planning Team (PG.Supp.PG35.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48831.pdf
(August 6, 2014) E-mail from Michael Black (PG.Supp.PG35.2.3)
(August 7, 2014) Letter from Dr. Kara Santokie, Director, Toronto Women's City Alliance (PG.New.PG35.2.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48951.pdf

Speakers

Dr. Kara Santokie, Toronto Women's Alliance
Jean Roy, Representative, The Canadian Fuels Association
Eileen Denny, Vice Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto
Michael Rosenberg

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to establish a measurement tool which outlines the benefits of moving towards sustainable transportation.


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