Item - 2016.PW12.16

Tracking Status

PW12.16 - Pedestrian Crossing Protection - Victoria Park Avenue at Conroy Avenue/Donora Drive

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
31 - Beaches-East York, 35 - Scarborough Southwest

City Council Decision

City Council on May 3, 4 and 5, 2016, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Victoria Park Avenue and Conroy Avenue/Donora Drive.

Background Information (Committee)

(January 14, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Pedestrian Crossing Protection - Victoria Park Avenue at Conroy Avenue/Donora Drive
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-92094.pdf
Attachment 1 - Location Plan - Pedestrian Crossing Protection - Victoria Park Avenue at Conroy Avenue/Donora Drive
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-92095.pdf
Attachment 2 - Decision Letter from the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on Item PW9.8 - Pedestrian Crossing Protection - Victoria Park Avenue at Donside Drive
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-92093.pdf
Attachment 3 - Decision Letter from the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on Item PW11.8 - Pedestrian Crossing Protection - Victoria Park Avenue at Donside Drive
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-92096.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(February 28, 2016) Letter from Vivien Leong, Communications and Outreach and Paul Young, Principal, Public Space Workshop (PW.Main.PW12.16.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-59922.pdf
(April 19, 2016) Letter from Sharon Fenton dated September 29, 2015, submitted by the Office of Councillor Janet Davis (PW.New.PW12.16.2)
(April 22, 2016) Petition from approximately 53 individuals supporting the installation of a safe pedestrian crossing at Victoria Park Avenue and Conroy Avenue, submitted by the Office of Councillor Janet Davis (on file in the City Clerk's Office) (PW.New.PW12.16.3)
(April 22, 2016) Letter from Michael Black, Walk Toronto, Steering Committee (PW.New.PW12.16.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-60144.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(April 22, 2016) Letter from Michael Black, Member of the Steering Committee, Walk Toronto (CC.Supp.PW12.16.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-60343.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Victoria Park Avenue and Conroy Avenue/Donora Drive.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) May-05-2016 4:53 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW12.16 - Davis - motion 1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Ron Moeser, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Redundant)

That City Council adopt the following recommendations contained in the report (January 14, 2016) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

1.  City Council not approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersectionof Victoria Park Avenue and Conroy Avenue/Donora Drive.

 

2.  City Council not approve the installation of a pedestrian crossover on Victoria ParkAvenue between Conroy Avenue and Donora Drive.

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


Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Lost)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council end the debate on Item PW12.6 and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) May-05-2016 4:48 PM

Result: Lost Two-Thirds Required - PW12.16 - Pasternak - End debate
Total members that voted Yes: 13 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 21 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Ron Moeser, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

PW12.16 - Pedestrian Crossing Protection - Victoria Park Avenue at Conroy Avenue/Donora Drive

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Without Recs
Wards:
31 - Beaches-East York, 35 - Scarborough Southwest

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee forwards the item to City Council without recommendation as all motions lost on tie votes.

Origin

(January 14, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, at its meeting on November 12, 2015 in considering a staff report titled "Pedestrian Crossing Protection – Victoria Park Avenue at Donside Drive” (PW9.8), requested the General Manager, Transportation Services to report on the need and feasibility of a pedestrian crossover or traffic control signal at the Conroy Avenue intersection, located approximately 150 metres north of Donside Drive.

 

This staff report outlines the results of this assessment which concludes that based on current peak vehicular and pedestrian volumes, delays and conflicts at the Conroy Avenue intersection neither traffic control signals nor a pedestrian crossover is warranted at this time.  However, should pedestrian crossing volumes increase at this location in the future, the warrants for the provision of crossing protection could be reassessed at that time.

 

This report is submitted to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee as Victoria Park Avenue forms a shared boundary between Toronto East York Community Council and Scarborough Community Council.

Background Information

(January 14, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Pedestrian Crossing Protection - Victoria Park Avenue at Conroy Avenue/Donora Drive
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-92094.pdf
Attachment 1 - Location Plan - Pedestrian Crossing Protection - Victoria Park Avenue at Conroy Avenue/Donora Drive
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-92095.pdf
Attachment 2 - Decision Letter from the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on Item PW9.8 - Pedestrian Crossing Protection - Victoria Park Avenue at Donside Drive
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-92093.pdf
Attachment 3 - Decision Letter from the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on Item PW11.8 - Pedestrian Crossing Protection - Victoria Park Avenue at Donside Drive
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-92096.pdf

Communications

(February 28, 2016) Letter from Vivien Leong, Communications and Outreach and Paul Young, Principal, Public Space Workshop (PW.Main.PW12.16.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-59922.pdf
(April 19, 2016) Letter from Sharon Fenton dated September 29, 2015, submitted by the Office of Councillor Janet Davis (PW.New.PW12.16.2)
(April 22, 2016) Petition from approximately 53 individuals supporting the installation of a safe pedestrian crossing at Victoria Park Avenue and Conroy Avenue, submitted by the Office of Councillor Janet Davis (on file in the City Clerk's Office) (PW.New.PW12.16.3)
(April 22, 2016) Letter from Michael Black, Walk Toronto, Steering Committee (PW.New.PW12.16.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-60144.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Lost)

That City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Victoria Park Avenue and Conroy Avenue/Donora Drive.

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-25-2016

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Mary-Margaret McMahon, Jaye Robinson (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Chin Lee, Ron Moeser

2 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Lost)

Vote (Adopt Item) Apr-25-2016

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Stephen Holyday, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Mary-Margaret McMahon, Jaye Robinson (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Chin Lee, Ron Moeser
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council