Item - 2017.PW22.5

Tracking Status

PW22.5 - Front Yard Parking Regulations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 4, 5, 6  and 7, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council amend Chapter 918 to add a new subsection 918-21C substantially as follows:

 

C.  Despite 918-21A, in addition to any other appeal requirement and/or right under this chapter, no appeal shall be accepted for a front yard parking application or boulevard parking application unless the grounds for that appeal is:

 

i. a refusal of the application on the basis of a negative poll result; and/or

 

ii. a refusal of the application on the basis of 918-8C(3) (the permit parking subscription threshold requirement).

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(May 25, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Front Yard Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-104233.pdf
(June 1, 2017) Public Notice - Proposed Amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 918, Parking on Residential Front Yards and Boulevards
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-104849.pdf
(June 8, 2017) Presentation from the Senior Strategic Director, Business Operations and Improvements, Transportation Services on Front Yard Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-104838.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(June 29, 2017) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Front Yard Parking (PW22.5a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-105514.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(May 30, 2017) Letter from Councillor Cesar Palacio, Ward 17 - Davenport and Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, Ward 12 - York South Weston (PW.Supp.PW22.5.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-69847.pdf
(June 1, 2017) E-mail from David S. Crawford (PW.Supp.PW22.5.2)
(June 6, 2017) E-mail from Todd Anderson (PW.New.PW22.5.3)
(June 7, 2017) Letter from Robert Bowers, Director of Engineering, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (PW.New.PW22.5.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-70176.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Withdrawn)

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake a review to identify a mechanism to bring unauthorized parking pad locations with existing legal ramps into compliance.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)

That Councillor McMahon be permitted to withdraw her motion 1.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-05-2017 6:50 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW22.5 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Pam McConnell, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam

PW22.5 - Front Yard Parking Regulations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Chapter 918 to add a new subsection 918-21C substantially as follows:

 

a. C.  Despite 918-21A, in addition to any other appeal requirement and/or right under this chapter, no appeal shall be accepted for a front yard parking application or boulevard parking application unless the grounds for that appeal is:

 

i. a refusal of the application on the basis of a negative poll result; and/or

 

ii. a refusal of the application on the basis of 918-8C(3) (the permit parking subscription threshold requirement).

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee:

 

1.  Requested the General Manager, Transportation Services to provide to City Council a copy of all addresses with licensed parking pads.

 

2.  Requested the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on:

 

a.  a process or regulatory change which will assist bringing unlicensed parking pads into compliance, including an option where  meeting certain conditions could result in a non-transferrable permit which may be granted and restricted to only the current homeowner so long as they live in the home.

 

b. explore the ability to place the parking pad licence fee onto the tax or utility bill.

 

The Senior Strategic Director, Business Operations and Improvements, Transportation Services gave a presentation on Front Yard Parking Regulations.

Origin

(May 25, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The provision of a parking area on the boulevard and/or front yard originated in the area of the former City of Toronto to provide parking for residents where no parking was available on-site in the form of a garage or driveway. It was later expanded and introduced to a number of other areas in the former municipalities of York and East York as the City grew and demand for parking continued to increase.

 

The purpose of this report is to respond to a request from Public Works and Infrastructure Committee to:

 

- provide information on the current front yard parking regulations;

 
- the general impact of parking pads on the natural environment, storm-water operations and property values;

 
- the current challenges of implementing the policy; and

 
- identify a mechanism to bring unauthorized parking pad locations with existing legal ramps into compliance.
 

As a consequence of this review, staff recommend that the current Front Yard Parking program be brought to a close, and that no further Front Yard Parking pads be approved in the City of Toronto. This recommendation is based on:

 

- a belief that based on the length of the program, that the majority of those parking pads that can be legally permitted have been;

 
- the cumulative environmental impacts of parking pads, specifically as it pertains to stormwater runoff; and

 
- administrative challenges arising from an inconsistent and frequently modified by-law.

Background Information

(May 25, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Front Yard Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-104233.pdf
(June 1, 2017) Public Notice - Proposed Amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 918, Parking on Residential Front Yards and Boulevards
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-104849.pdf
(June 8, 2017) Presentation from the Senior Strategic Director, Business Operations and Improvements, Transportation Services on Front Yard Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-104838.pdf

Communications

(May 30, 2017) Letter from Councillor Cesar Palacio, Ward 17 - Davenport and Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, Ward 12 - York South Weston (PW.Supp.PW22.5.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-69847.pdf
(June 1, 2017) E-mail from David S. Crawford (PW.Supp.PW22.5.2)
(June 6, 2017) E-mail from Todd Anderson (PW.New.PW22.5.3)
(June 7, 2017) Letter from Robert Bowers, Director of Engineering, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (PW.New.PW22.5.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-70176.pdf

Speakers

Ellise Gasner, Purus NA Ecoraster Inc
Derek Moran
Emily Daigle
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Cesar Palacio
Councillor Jim Karygiannis
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Gord Perks
Councillor Frank Di Giorgio
Councillor Janet Davis

Motions

1 - Motion to Defer Item Indefinitely moved by Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb (Lost)

Vote (Defer Item Indefinitely) Jun-08-2017

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 3 Members that voted Yes are Christin Carmichael Greb, Giorgio Mammoliti, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Chin Lee, Jaye Robinson (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

2 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Lost)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-08-2017

Result: Lost Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 1 Members that voted Yes are Jaye Robinson (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Christin Carmichael Greb, Stephen Holyday, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

That the General Manager, Transportation Services be requested to provide to City Council a copy of all addresses with licensed parking pads.


4 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council amend Chapter 918 to add a new subsection 918-21C substantially as follows:

 

a. C.  Despite 918-21A, in addition to any other appeal requirement and/or right under this chapter, no appeal shall be accepted for a front yard parking application or boulevard parking application unless the grounds for that appeal is:

 

i. a refusal of the application on the basis of a negative poll result; and/or

 

ii. a refusal of the application on the basis of 918-8C(3) (the permit parking subscription threshold requirement).

 

 

2.  The  General Manager, Transportation Services be requested to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on:

 

a.  a process or regulatory change which will assist bringing unlicensed parking pads into compliance, including an option where  meeting certain conditions could result in a non-transferrable permit which may be granted and restricted to only the current homeowner so long as they live in the home.

 

b. explore the ability to place the parking pad licence fee onto the tax or utility bill.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-08-2017 12:30 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - Part 1. a. ii. of motion 4 by Councillor Holyday
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Christin Carmichael Greb, Stephen Holyday, Chin Lee, Jaye Robinson (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-08-2017 12:31 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - Parts 1. a. i. and 2 of motion 4 by Councillor Holyday
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Christin Carmichael Greb, Stephen Holyday, Chin Lee, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Point of Order by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Order, stated that the item was not properly before the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.

Ruling by Councillor Jaye Robinson
Councillor Robinson did not accept the Point of Order and stated the rule respecting content and placement of items on a Committee agenda.


Point of Order by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he wanted to challenge the Chair on her ruling.

Ruling by Councillor Jaye Robinson
Councillor Robinson ruled that stating a rule of procedure was not subject to challenge.


Point of Order by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Order, asked if an individual promoting a product is allowed to make a public presentation on items before a Committee. 

Ruling by Councillor Jaye Robinson
Councillor Robinson accepted the Point of Order and asked the City Clerk to respond. The City Clerk advised that the public presenter may address the Committee on matters germane to the item.

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