Item - 2017.EX27.31

Tracking Status

  • City Council considered this item on October 2, 2017 and referred this item to an official or another committee or body. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the referral.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on September 26, 2017 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on October 2, 2017.

EX27.31 - Further Direction to the City Manager on the Study of the Commuter Parking Crisis in Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Referred
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on October 2, 3 and 4, 2017, referred Item EX27.31 to the Toronto Realty Agency for consideration.

Background Information (Committee)

(July 18, 2017) Member Motion from Councillor James Pasternak, seconded by Councillor Stephen Holyday on Further Direction to the City Manager on the Study of the Commuter Parking Crisis in Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-105822.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(September 21, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Supp.EX27.31.1)
(September 25, 2017) Letter from Roman Baber (EX.Supp.EX27.31.2)
(September 26, 2017) Submission from Councillor Jim Karygiannis (EX.New.EX27.31.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-72178.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(October 4, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.New.EX27.31.4)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Redundant)

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 1 by adding the words "with the Toronto Realty Agency Board" and deleting the words "to hold public information sessions on the planned partial closure of the Wilson Subway station parking lot" and insert the words "the Chief Corporate Officer and Transition Lead, City-Wide Real Estate Program to report back to Executive Committee on a public engagement strategy for planned, pending and future status of Toronto Transit Commission parking lots" so that it now reads as follows:

 

1.  City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board working with the Toronto Realty Agency Board to request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, the Chief Corporate Officer and Transition Lead, City-Wide Real Estate Program to report back to Executive Committee on a public engagement strategy for planned, pending and future status of Toronto Transit Commission parking lots.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 1 by Councillor Pasternak redundant due to Council's adoption of motion 3 by Councillor Colle.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Campbell (Redundant)

That, in order to preserve commuter parking needs along the new Spadina-University Subway line, City Council direct that as a condition of sale, Build Toronto (or any subsequent City of Toronto Real Estate entity) include terms requiring that the equivalent number of repurposed commuter parking lot spaces be replaced in any new development for commuter parking along that corridor or on any other site where commuter parking would be affected by redevelopment.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 2 by Councillor Campbell redundant due to Council's adoption of motion 3 by Councillor Colle.


3 - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Josh Colle (Carried)

That City Council refer the item to the Toronto Realty Agency for consideration.

Vote (Refer Item) Oct-04-2017 12:11 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX27.31 - Colle - motion 3 - Refer the item
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Joe Cressy, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Jaye Robinson

Point of Order by Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Perks, rising on a Point of Order, stated the Councillor Di Ciano's questions should be on the plan for Wilson for the questions to be in order.

Ruling by Deputy Speaker Shelley Carroll
Deputy Speaker Carroll accepted the Point of Order and cautioned Councillor Di Ciano to confine his remarks to the parking lot slated for closure.


Point of Order by Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Holyday, rising on a Point of Order, stated that other points of entry are noted in Recommendation 1 of the Member Motion.  Councillor Holyday further stated that the words "other points of entry" were included to encompass all subway stations on the line and the commonality of parking issues.

Ruling by Deputy Speaker Shelley Carroll
Deputy Speaker Carroll accepted the Point of Order and ruled that the Member Motion speaks to other points of entry and the Item before Council does not.


Point of Order by Councillor John Campbell

Councillor Campbell, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he needed clarification about the topic before Council as the title is about further direction on the commuter parking crisis, however Councillors are being asked to keep comments to the closing of the Wilson Station parking lot.

Ruling by Deputy Speaker Shelley Carroll
Deputy Speaker Carroll accepted the Point of Order and ruled that subsequent to cautioning Councillor Di Ciano to keep his remarks on the parking lot slated for closure, the City Clerk has shared the original motion and as a result, a broader discussion on the other points of entry will be allowed.


Point of Order by Councillor David Shiner

Councillor Shiner, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he wished to know whether the word "direct" in Councillor Campbell's motion should be changed to "request".

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and asked the City Solicitor to respond.

Wendy Walberg, City Solicitor stated that as the sole shareholder, City Council can issue a shareholder direction


Point of Order by Councillor David Shiner

Councillor Shiner, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Councillor Campbell's motion is not stated as a shareholder direction and would be contrary to City Council's decision to release the land to Build Toronto.  Councillor Shiner asked whether City Council would need to re-open its previous decision

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled a re-opening would not be required to consider Councillor Campbell's motion.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Janet Davis

Councillor Davis, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that she would like to apologize for the comment she made in her remarks when questioning Councillor Campbell on his motion.

EX27.31 - Further Direction to the City Manager on the Study of the Commuter Parking Crisis in Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to hold public information sessions on the planned partial closure of the Wilson Subway station parking lot.

Origin

(July 18, 2017) Member Motion from Councillor James Pasternak, seconded by Councillor Stephen Holyday

Summary

City Council on July 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2017, referred Motion MM31.24 to the Executive Committee.

 

On January 31, 2017, City Council passed item EX21.19 Commuter Parking Options that directed the City Manager to "contextualize, assess, vision and provide commuter feedback on the commuter parking needs along the new Spadina-University Subway line and other points of entry for travel" and report back to Executive Committee. The need for such a report was driven in part by the chaotic situation around Wilson Station with the permanent closure of a commuter parking lot in December 2016.

 

Recently, the Toronto Transit Commission announced that a further 230 commuter parking spots would be temporarily lost from July 4 to December 30, 2017 around Wilson Station due to construction as the Toronto Transit Commission rehabilitates the upper bus loop at the station. It is unclear if the recently reopened Yorkdale commuter lot will be able to handle the overflow from Wilson.

 

It is vital that these concerns be addressed in the City Manager's report along with clarity as to the status of the commuter parking lot at Sheppard West Station (formerly Downsview Station) and any future construction work at Wilson Station that would affect the commuter parking lot.

Background Information

(July 18, 2017) Member Motion from Councillor James Pasternak, seconded by Councillor Stephen Holyday on Further Direction to the City Manager on the Study of the Commuter Parking Crisis in Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-105822.pdf

Communications

(September 21, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Supp.EX27.31.1)
(September 25, 2017) Letter from Roman Baber (EX.Supp.EX27.31.2)
(September 26, 2017) Submission from Councillor Jim Karygiannis (EX.New.EX27.31.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-72178.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That:

 

3.  City Council request the TTC Board to request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to hold public information sessions on the planned partial closure of the Wilson Subway station parking lot

Rulings

Ruling by Mayor John Tory
The Chair ruled that recommendations 1 and 2 in the Member Motion from Councillor James Pasternak were previously considered as part of Item EX27.11.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council