Item - 2015.TE7.106

Tracking Status

TE7.106 - Canada Post Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
14 - Parkdale-High Park, 18 - Davenport, 19 - Trinity-Spadina, 20 - Trinity-Spadina, 21 - St. Paul's, 22 - St. Paul's, 27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 29 - Toronto-Danforth, 30 - Toronto-Danforth, 31 - Beaches-East York, 32 - Beaches-East York

City Council Decision

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

 

1.   City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report with a comparison of City of Toronto public realm and public right- of-way management policies, and the Canada Post location, siting and design guidelines.
  
2.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report with additional information on the potential costs associated with each new Community Mail Boxes on our streets including siting, parking signage changes, curb cuts and landscaping repairs; traffic management; snow clearing, litter collection and other anticipated costs.
  
3.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the City Solicitor to report on how the "streets" right of way by-law that requires residents to maintain the City-owned right of way adjacent to their property will apply to residents living next to the Community Mail Boxes.
  
4. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the City Solicitor to report  on the different sidewalk snow removal services and how these differences may affect residents’ responsibilities regarding snow removal around Canada Post mail boxes.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered the following items together:

 

PG5.7 headed "Canada Post Community Mailbox Program in Toronto"; and

 

TE7.106 headed "Canada Post Update"

Background Information (Community Council)

(June 1, 2015) Report from the Director, Public Realm Section, Transportation Services, Canada Post Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-81003.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(April 17, 2015) E-mail from Yin Brown, Manager, Advocacy - Ontario and Nunavut, CNIB (TE.Main.TE7.106.1)
(May 20, 2015) Letter from Cheryl Britton (TE.Main.TE7.106.2)
(May 15, 2015) Letter from Peter McLaughlin (TE.Main.TE7.106.3)
(May 29, 2015) Letter from Lynn Gardner (TE.Main.TE7.106.4)
(May 27, 2015) Petition from approximately 16 individuals, addressed to Matthew Kellway, MP, concerning the reduction in Canada Post Services (TE.Main.TE7.106.5)
(May 15, 2015) E-mail from Walter Rhodius (TE.Supp.TE7.106.6)
(June 4, 2015) E-mail from Trudy Chin (TE.Supp.TE7.106.7)
(June 5, 2015) Letter from Susan Smith (TE.Supp.TE7.106.8)
(June 6, 2015) Letter from Lee Atkinson (TE.Supp.TE7.106.9)
(June 14, 2015) E-mail from J. Charles Grieco (TE.Supp.TE7.106.10)
(June 14, 2015) E-mail from Margaret Grieco (TE.Supp.TE7.106.11)
(June 9, 2015) Letter from Eileen Alexiou (TE.Supp.TE7.106.12)
(June 15, 2015) Letter from Wendy Komiotis, Executive Director, METRAC (TE.Supp.TE7.106.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-53417.pdf
(June 15, 2015) Letter from John Caliendo and Ian Carmichael, ABC Residents Association (TE.Supp.TE7.106.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-53418.pdf
(June 15, 2015) E-mail from David Harrison, Chair, Annex Residents' Association (TE.Supp.TE7.106.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-53419.pdf
(June 15, 2015) Letter from Lewis Reford, President, North Rosedale Residents Association (TE.Supp.TE7.106.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-53489.pdf
(June 15, 2015) Letter from Jessica Wilson, Vice-President, Ossington Community Association (TE.Supp.TE7.106.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-53490.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Karygiannis should not make comments about other Members during his speaking time.

Councillor Karygiannis retracted his comments.

TE7.106 - Canada Post Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
14 - Parkdale-High Park, 18 - Davenport, 19 - Trinity-Spadina, 20 - Trinity-Spadina, 21 - St. Paul's, 22 - St. Paul's, 27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 29 - Toronto-Danforth, 30 - Toronto-Danforth, 31 - Beaches-East York, 32 - Beaches-East York

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that, as it relates to the Toronto and East York Community Council area:

 

1.   City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report with a comparison of City of Toronto public realm and public right- of-way management policies, and the Canada Post location, siting and design guidelines.
  
2.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report with additional information on the potential costs associated with each new Community Mail Boxes on our streets including siting, parking signage changes, curb cuts and landscaping repairs; traffic management; snow clearing, litter collection and other anticipated costs.
  
3.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the City Solicitor to report on how the "streets" right of way by-law that requires residents to maintain the City-owned right of way adjacent to their property will apply to residents living next to the Community Mail Boxes.
  
4. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the City Solicitor to report  on the different sidewalk snow removal services and how these differences may affect residents’ responsibilities regarding snow removal around Canada Post mail boxes.

Origin

(June 1, 2015) Report from the Director, Public Realm Section, Transportation Services

Summary

At its meeting on April 14, 2015, the Toronto and East York Community Council requested that the Director of the Public Realm Section, in consultation with the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, report back to the Toronto and East York Community Council on June 16, 2015 with information on the implementation of Canada Post’s CMB program, including the City of Toronto and Canada Post’s authority and responsibilities regarding the conversion. The Community Council also requested information on potential placement locations, the relationship between the CMB program and City right-of-way guidelines and obligations, discussions with the federal government and Canada Post and other pertinent information.

Background Information

(June 1, 2015) Report from the Director, Public Realm Section, Transportation Services, Canada Post Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-81003.pdf

Communications

(April 17, 2015) E-mail from Yin Brown, Manager, Advocacy - Ontario and Nunavut, CNIB (TE.Main.TE7.106.1)
(May 20, 2015) Letter from Cheryl Britton (TE.Main.TE7.106.2)
(May 15, 2015) Letter from Peter McLaughlin (TE.Main.TE7.106.3)
(May 29, 2015) Letter from Lynn Gardner (TE.Main.TE7.106.4)
(May 27, 2015) Petition from approximately 16 individuals, addressed to Matthew Kellway, MP, concerning the reduction in Canada Post Services (TE.Main.TE7.106.5)
(May 15, 2015) E-mail from Walter Rhodius (TE.Supp.TE7.106.6)
(June 4, 2015) E-mail from Trudy Chin (TE.Supp.TE7.106.7)
(June 5, 2015) Letter from Susan Smith (TE.Supp.TE7.106.8)
(June 6, 2015) Letter from Lee Atkinson (TE.Supp.TE7.106.9)
(June 14, 2015) E-mail from J. Charles Grieco (TE.Supp.TE7.106.10)
(June 14, 2015) E-mail from Margaret Grieco (TE.Supp.TE7.106.11)
(June 9, 2015) Letter from Eileen Alexiou (TE.Supp.TE7.106.12)
(June 15, 2015) Letter from Wendy Komiotis, Executive Director, METRAC (TE.Supp.TE7.106.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-53417.pdf
(June 15, 2015) Letter from John Caliendo and Ian Carmichael, ABC Residents Association (TE.Supp.TE7.106.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-53418.pdf
(June 15, 2015) E-mail from David Harrison, Chair, Annex Residents' Association (TE.Supp.TE7.106.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-53419.pdf
(June 15, 2015) Letter from Lewis Reford, President, North Rosedale Residents Association (TE.Supp.TE7.106.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-53489.pdf
(June 15, 2015) Letter from Jessica Wilson, Vice-President, Ossington Community Association (TE.Supp.TE7.106.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-53490.pdf

Speakers

Anthony Quinn, CARP
Adina Lebo, Chair, CARP, Downtown Toronto Chapter #2
Derek Richmond, Coordinator, Save Canada Post
Angela Jones, Campaign Coordinator, C.U.P.W.
Stephen Cameronsmith, Deer Park Residents' Group
John Fischer, Walk Toronto
Blair deLange, Bloor-Yorkville BIA

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That the Toronto and East York Community Council recommend that, as it relates to the Toronto and East York Community Council area:

 

1.   City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report with a comparison of City of Toronto public realm and public right- of-way management policies, and the Canada Post location, siting and design guidelines.

 

2.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report with additional information on the potential costs associated with each new Community Mail Boxes on our streets including siting, parking signage changes, curb cuts and landscaping repairs; traffic management; snow clearing, litter collection and other anticipated costs.

 

3.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the City Solicitor to report on how the "streets" right of way by-law  that requires residents to maintain the City-owned right of way adjacent to their property will apply to residents living next to the Community Mail Boxes.

 

4. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the City Solicitor to report  on the different sidewalk snow removal services and how these differences may affect residents’ responsibilities regarding snow removal around Canada Post mail boxes. 

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-16-2015

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Janet Davis, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton (Chair), Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Joe Cressy
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council