Item - 2017.NY24.19

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 2, 2017 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by the North York Community Council on September 6, 2017 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on October 2, 2017.
  • See also By-law 1112-2017

NY24.19 - Pedestrian Safety Corridor - Avenue Road, between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
16 - Eglinton-Lawrence

City Council Decision

City Council on October 2, 3 and 4, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on Avenue Road, between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West.

 

2. City Council rescind the existing School Speed Zone on Avenue Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, between a point approximately 10 metres north of Willowbank Boulevard and approximately 10 metres north of Briar Hill Avenue.

 

3. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the east side of Avenue Road, between Elwood Boulevard and Roselawn Avenue.

 

4. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays on the east side of Avenue Road, between Eglinton Avenue West and a point 30.5 metres south of Burnaby Boulevard.

 

5. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times, on the east side of Avenue Road, between Burnaby Boulevard and Willowbank Boulevard.

 

6. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times, on the east side of Avenue Road, between Briar Hill Avenue and Hillhurst Boulevard.

 

7. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times, on the west side of Avenue Road, between Glencairn Avenue and Strathallan Boulevard.

 

8. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays, on the east side of Avenue Road, between Lawrence Avenue West and Kimbark Boulevard.

 

9. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays, on the west side of Avenue Road, between Glengrove Avenue West and Lawrence Avenue West.

 

10. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times, on the west side of Avenue Road, between Eglinton Avenue West and Willowbank Boulevard.

 

11. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times, on the west side of Avenue Road, between Castlefield Avenue and St. Clements Avenue.

 

12. City Council amend the existing stopping prohibition, in effect from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays, on the east side of Avenue Road, between Burnaby Boulevard and Kimbark Boulevard, to operate between Burnaby Boulevard and Lawrence Avenue West.

 

13. City Council amend the existing stopping prohibition, in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays, on the west side of Avenue Road, between Oxton Avenue and Kimbark Boulevard, to operate between Oxton Avenue and Lawrence Avenue West.

 

14. City Council prohibit parking at all times on both sides of Avenue Road, between Lawrence Avenue West and Burnaby Boulevard.

 

15. City Council request General Manager, Transportation Services to report back in one year on the status of the reduction of the speed limit on Avenue Road between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West.

Background Information (Community Council)

(August 10, 2017) Report and Appendix A from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District on Pedestrian Safety Corridor - Avenue Road, between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-106221.pdf
Attachment 1 - Map - Pedestrian Safety Corridor - Avenue Road between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-106222.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Harold B. Smith (NY.New.NY24.19.1)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Tom Worrall (NY.New.NY24.19.2)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Sarosh Nanavati (NY.New.NY24.19.3)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Michael McKenzie (NY.New.NY24.19.4)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Krista Chaytor (NY.New.NY24.19.5)
(September 1, 2017) E-mail from Charles Cooke (NY.New.NY24.19.6)
(September 1, 2017) E-mail from Tiffany Harding (NY.New.NY24.19.7)
(September 1, 2017) E-mail from Brandon Rose (NY.New.NY24.19.8)
(September 1, 2017) E-mail from Sunita and Peter Iglezos (NY.New.NY24.19.9)
(September 3, 2017) E-mail from Jeff Kenney (NY.New.NY24.19.10)
(September 4, 2017) E-mail from Adrienne Zarem (NY.New.NY24.19.11)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Dan and Erin Christian (NY.New.NY24.19.12)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Lesley Greenwald (NY.New.NY24.19.13)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Birgitta and Marc-Andre Savoie (NY.New.NY24.19.14)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Peter Brady (NY.New.NY24.19.15)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Serin Benadiba (NY.New.NY24.19.16)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Julie D'Ugo (NY.New.NY24.19.17)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Kerri McGonigle (NY.New.NY24.19.18)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Mark Winfield (NY.New.NY24.19.19)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Erin Christian (NY.New.NY24.19.20)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Louise McCrindle (NY.New.NY24.19.21)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Stuart and Sarah Robertson (NY.New.NY24.19.22)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Peter Alexopoulous (NY.New.NY24.19.23)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Valerie Midmer (NY.New.NY24.19.24)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from MaryRose Ebos (NY.New.NY24.19.25)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Jared Kolb, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto (NY.New.NY24.19.26)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Lisa Parker, Chair, Allen Parents' Association (NY.New.NY24.19.27)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Chris McGarth (NY.New.NY24.19.28)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Nic Sulsky (NY.New.NY24.19.29)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Chris Ujimoto (NY.New.NY24.19.30)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Allon Riczker (NY.New.NY24.19.31)
(September 5, 2017) Letter from David Heath (NY.New.NY24.19.32)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Jean Pearson (NY.New.NY24.19.33)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Linda McCarthy, Vice-President, Lytton Park Residents' Organization (NY.New.NY24.19.34)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/comm/communicationfile-71779.pdf
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Kelly Watt (NY.New.NY24.19.35)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Cora Brady (NY.New.NY24.19.36)
(September 6, 2017) E-mail from Dawn Morris (NY.New.NY24.19.37)

Communications (City Council)

(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Mary Ann and Douglas Needham (CC.Supp.NY24.19.38)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb (Carried)

That City Council delete North York Community Council Recommend 4:

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

4. City Council amend the existing parking prohibition in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays, on the east side of Avenue Road, between College View Avenue and a point 30.5 metres south of Burnaby Boulevard, to operate between College View Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West.

 

and replace it with the following new recommendation:

 

4. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays on the east side of Avenue Road, between Eglinton Avenue West and a point 30.5 metres south of Burnaby Boulevard.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jon Burnside (Carried)

That City Council request General Manager, Transportation Services to report back in one year on the status of the reduction of the speed limit on Avenue Road between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-04-2017 8:28 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - NY24.19 - Burnside - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Mike Layton, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are John Campbell, Josh Colle, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, James Pasternak, David Shiner

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-04-2017 8:30 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - NY24.19 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are John Campbell, Josh Colle, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, James Pasternak, David Shiner

19a - Speed Limit Reduction - Avenue Road between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 24, 2017) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, North York District on Speed Limit Reduction - Avenue Road between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-106333.pdf
Attachment 1 - Map - 50 km/h to 40 km/h - Avenue Road between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-106334.pdf
Communications (Community Council)
(February 16, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Levine (NY.Main.NY24.19a.1)
(February 16, 2017) E-mail from Sarah Gallienne (NY.Main.NY24.19a.2)
(February 15, 2017) E-mail from Chris Ujimoto (NY.Main.NY24.19a.3)

NY24.19 - Pedestrian Safety Corridor - Avenue Road, between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
16 - Eglinton-Lawrence

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the reduction of the speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on Avenue Road, between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West.

 

2. City Council rescind the existing School Speed Zone on Avenue Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, between a point approximately 10 metres north of Willowbank Boulevard and approximately 10 metres north of Briar Hill Avenue.

 

3. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the east side of Avenue Road, between Elwood Boulevard and Roselawn Avenue.

 

4. City Council amend the existing parking prohibition in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays, on the east side of Avenue Road, between College View Avenue and a point 30.5 metres south of Burnaby Boulevard, to operate between College View Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West.

 

5. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times, on the east side of Avenue Road, between Burnaby Boulevard and Willowbank Boulevard.

 

6. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times, on the east side of Avenue Road, between Briar Hill Avenue and Hillhurst Boulevard.

 

7. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times, on the west side of Avenue Road, between Glencairn Avenue and Strathallan Boulevard.

 

8. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays, on the east side of Avenue Road, between Lawrence Avenue West and Kimbark Boulevard.

 

9. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays, on the west side of Avenue Road, between Glengrove Avenue West and Lawrence Avenue West.

 

10. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times, on the west side of Avenue Road, between Eglinton Avenue West and Willowbank Boulevard.

 

11. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times, on the west side of Avenue Road, between Castlefield Avenue and St. Clements Avenue.

 

12. City Council amend the existing stopping prohibition, in effect from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays, on the east side of Avenue Road, between Burnaby Boulevard and Kimbark Boulevard, to operate between Burnaby Boulevard and Lawrence Avenue West.

 

13. City Council amend the existing stopping prohibition, in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays, on the west side of Avenue Road, between Oxton Avenue and Kimbark Boulevard, to operate between Oxton Avenue and Lawrence Avenue West.

 

14. City Council prohibit parking at all times on both sides of Avenue Road, between Lawrence Avenue West and Burnaby Boulevard.

Origin

(August 10, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Avenue Road,

City Council approval of this report is required.

 

North York Community Council, at its meeting on February 22, 2017, deferred consideration of Item NY20.12, which recommended against the reduction of the speed limit on Avenue Road, between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West, from 50 km/h to 40 km/h. Staff were requested to meet with the school communities fronting on Avenue Road, local residents, and the local Councillor, to explore a range of alternate design solutions as soon as possible.

 

As a result of the follow-up review, Transportation Services are proposing to designate this section of Avenue Road as a Pedestrian Safety Corridor, due to the presence of vulnerable pedestrians and the street's physical geometry. As part of this designation, a number of enhancements will be implemented, including a reduced 40 km/h speed limit.  The lowered speed limit will be reinforced with narrowed traffic lanes and a painted buffer between the curb lane and the sidewalk. The narrowing of the lanes will necessitate the removal of on-street parking on this section of street.

Background Information

(August 10, 2017) Report and Appendix A from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District on Pedestrian Safety Corridor - Avenue Road, between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-106221.pdf
Attachment 1 - Map - Pedestrian Safety Corridor - Avenue Road between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-106222.pdf

Communications

(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Harold B. Smith (NY.New.NY24.19.1)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Tom Worrall (NY.New.NY24.19.2)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Sarosh Nanavati (NY.New.NY24.19.3)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Michael McKenzie (NY.New.NY24.19.4)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Krista Chaytor (NY.New.NY24.19.5)
(September 1, 2017) E-mail from Charles Cooke (NY.New.NY24.19.6)
(September 1, 2017) E-mail from Tiffany Harding (NY.New.NY24.19.7)
(September 1, 2017) E-mail from Brandon Rose (NY.New.NY24.19.8)
(September 1, 2017) E-mail from Sunita and Peter Iglezos (NY.New.NY24.19.9)
(September 3, 2017) E-mail from Jeff Kenney (NY.New.NY24.19.10)
(September 4, 2017) E-mail from Adrienne Zarem (NY.New.NY24.19.11)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Dan and Erin Christian (NY.New.NY24.19.12)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Lesley Greenwald (NY.New.NY24.19.13)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Birgitta and Marc-Andre Savoie (NY.New.NY24.19.14)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Peter Brady (NY.New.NY24.19.15)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Serin Benadiba (NY.New.NY24.19.16)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Julie D'Ugo (NY.New.NY24.19.17)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Kerri McGonigle (NY.New.NY24.19.18)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Mark Winfield (NY.New.NY24.19.19)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Erin Christian (NY.New.NY24.19.20)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Louise McCrindle (NY.New.NY24.19.21)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Stuart and Sarah Robertson (NY.New.NY24.19.22)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Peter Alexopoulous (NY.New.NY24.19.23)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Valerie Midmer (NY.New.NY24.19.24)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from MaryRose Ebos (NY.New.NY24.19.25)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Jared Kolb, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto (NY.New.NY24.19.26)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Lisa Parker, Chair, Allen Parents' Association (NY.New.NY24.19.27)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Chris McGarth (NY.New.NY24.19.28)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Nic Sulsky (NY.New.NY24.19.29)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Chris Ujimoto (NY.New.NY24.19.30)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Allon Riczker (NY.New.NY24.19.31)
(September 5, 2017) Letter from David Heath (NY.New.NY24.19.32)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Jean Pearson (NY.New.NY24.19.33)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Linda McCarthy, Vice-President, Lytton Park Residents' Organization (NY.New.NY24.19.34)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/comm/communicationfile-71779.pdf
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Kelly Watt (NY.New.NY24.19.35)
(September 5, 2017) E-mail from Cora Brady (NY.New.NY24.19.36)
(September 6, 2017) E-mail from Dawn Morris (NY.New.NY24.19.37)

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb (Carried)

That North York Community Council recommend that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the traffic regulations outlined in Appendix "A" attached to the (August 10, 2017) report entitled, "Pedestrian Safety Corridor - Avenue Road, between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West", from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District.

19a - Speed Limit Reduction - Avenue Road between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West

Origin
(January 24, 2017) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Avenue Road City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services was requested by the local Councillor to reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on Avenue Road between Lawrence Avenue and Eglinton Avenue.

 

Given the characteristics of Avenue Road between Eglinton Avenue West and Lawrence Avenue West, the existing 50 km/h speed limit, with a 40 km/h school speed zone in the vicinity of the local schools, is appropriate and should not be reduced.

Background Information
(January 24, 2017) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, North York District on Speed Limit Reduction - Avenue Road between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-106333.pdf
Attachment 1 - Map - 50 km/h to 40 km/h - Avenue Road between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-106334.pdf
Communications
(February 16, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Levine (NY.Main.NY24.19a.1)
(February 16, 2017) E-mail from Sarah Gallienne (NY.Main.NY24.19a.2)
(February 15, 2017) E-mail from Chris Ujimoto (NY.Main.NY24.19a.3)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council