Item - 2015.PG5.9

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 7, 2015 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by the Planning and Growth Management Committee on June 18, 2015 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 7, 2015.

PG5.9 - O'Connor Drive Avenue Study - Implementation Plan for Streetscape and Other Public Space Improvements

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
31 - Beaches-East York

City Council Decision

City Council on July 7, 8 and 9, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council request the Director, Urban Design, City Planning in consultation with Transportation Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Economic Development and Culture, to develop an implementation plan for streetscape and other public space improvements identified through the O'Connor Drive Avenue Study and contained in the O'Connor Drive Avenue Study Urban Design Guidelines adopted by Council on November 27, 28 and 29, 2012, for consideration in the 2016- 20 capital plan.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 1, 2015) Letter from Councillor Janet Davis, Ward 31, Beaches-East York, O'Connor Drive Avenue Study - Implementation Plan for Streetscape and Other Public Space Improvements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-81170.pdf
(June 17, 2015) Letter from the City Clerk on O'Connor Drive Avenue Study - Implementation Plan for Streetscape and Other Public Space Improvements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-81629.pdf

PG5.9 - O'Connor Drive Avenue Study - Implementation Plan for Streetscape and Other Public Space Improvements

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
31 - Beaches-East York

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Director, Urban Design, City Planning in consultation with Transportation Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Economic Development and Culture, to develop an implementation plan for streetscape and other public space improvements identified through the O'Connor Drive Avenue Study and contained in the O'Connor Drive Avenue Study Urban Design Guidelines adopted by Council on November 27, 28 and 29, 2012, for consideration in the 2016- 20 capital plan.

Origin

(June 1, 2015) Letter from Councillor Janet Davis

Summary

At its meeting on November 8, 2012, the Planning and Growth Management Committee submitted recommendations to City Council regarding the O'Connor Drive Avenue Study (Item PG19.2).  The recommendations included amendments regarding the Official Plan, the O'Connor Drive Avenue Study Urban Design Guidelines, street parking, sanitary sewer flow and storm-water runoff impacts, and the possibility of establishing a Business Improvement Area.

 

City Council made further amendments and adopted the Item, as amended, at its meeting on November 27, 28 and 29, 2012.  

 

It has recently come to my attention that the City Clerk, in transmitting the Planning and Growth Management Committee recommendations to City Council, omitted the following recommendation relating to an Implementation Plan for streetscape and other public space improvements for inclusion in the City's future capital plans:

 

"City Council request that the Director, Urban Design, City Planning,  in consultation with Transportation Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Economic Development and Culture, develop an implementation plan for streetscape and other public space improvements identified through the Avenue study and contained in the Urban Design Guidelines for consideration in future capital plans."

 

The City Clerk has confirmed that the recommendation, although adopted by Committee for submission to Council, was omitted in error and, as a result, was not before City Council when it considered the item.

 

In order to correct the error expeditiously and to ensure the inclusion of the Implementation Plan in the City's future capital plans as soon as possible, I am asking Planning and Growth Management Committee to adopt the following:

 

"That City Council request the Director, Urban Design, in consultation with Transportation Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Economic Development and Culture, to develop an implementation plan for streetscape and other public space improvements identified through the O'Connor Drive Avenue Study and contained in the O'Connor Drive Avenue Study Urban Design Guidelines adopted by Council on November 27, 28 and 29, 2012, for consideration in the 2016- 20 capital plan."

Background Information

(June 1, 2015) Letter from Councillor Janet Davis, Ward 31, Beaches-East York, O'Connor Drive Avenue Study - Implementation Plan for Streetscape and Other Public Space Improvements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-81170.pdf
(June 17, 2015) Letter from the City Clerk on O'Connor Drive Avenue Study - Implementation Plan for Streetscape and Other Public Space Improvements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-81629.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That the item be referred to the Director, Urban Design, City Planning to review the opportunity to enhance the Streetscape Plan with the local Councillor and report to the Planning and Growth in the fall of 2015.


2 - Motion to Reconsider Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

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