Item - 2018.PW29.5

Tracking Status

PW29.5 - StreetARToronto Road Mural Pilot Program

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on May 22, 23 and 24, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to implement The Road Mural Pilot Program on an ongoing basis as part of the StreetARToronto suite of programs through an application based process to facilitate the implementation of mid-block road murals on low volume, local streets, during street events with permitted road closure and authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to provide support materials (paint, brushes, rollers, etc.) of up to $500 and an artist honorarium of $500 per project, to a maximum of 20 projects per year.

 

2.  City Council direct that the materials used in the program be environmentally friendly products.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 24, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on StreetARToronto Road Mural Pilot Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-114490.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council amend Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Recommendation 1 by adding the words "and authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to provide support materials (paint, brushes, rollers, etc.) of up to $500 and an artist honorarium of $500 per project, to a maximum of 20 projects per year" so that it now reads as follows:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to implement The Road Mural Pilot Program on an ongoing basis as part of the StreetARToronto suite of programs through an application based process to facilitate the implementation of mid-block road murals on low volume, local streets, during street events with permitted road closure and authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to provide support materials (paint, brushes, rollers, etc.) of up to $500 and an artist honorarium of $500 per project, to a maximum of 20 projects per year.

Vote (Amend Item) May-24-2018 2:10 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW29.5 - Fletcher - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Jonathan Tsao
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, John Tory

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) May-24-2018 2:12 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW29.5 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are John Campbell, Vincent Crisanti, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, John Tory

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Robinson should only ask questions of clarification of Councillor Fletcher on her motion 1.

PW29.5 - StreetARToronto Road Mural Pilot Program

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to implement The Road Mural Pilot Program on an ongoing basis as part of the StreetARToronto suite of programs through an application based process to facilitate the implementation of mid-block road murals on low volume, local streets, during street events with permitted road closure.

 

2.  City Council direct that the materials used in the program be environmentally friendly products.

Origin

(April 24, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

City Council requested the General Manager undertake a pilot program in 2016 to examine the implications of the installation of road murals by local residents painted on the asphalt road surface of city streets.  The two-year pilot program is now complete.  A total of eight road murals were painted over the two-year period, four in each year, all in mid-block locations on low volume, local streets, during street events with permitted road closure as approved by Council.

 

All eight murals were designed and installed by local community groups at no cost to the City following a review by Transportation Services staff to ensure there were not any road safety concerns.  As anticipated the life span of road murals was relatively short (6 - 12 months) given their exposure to rain, snow and salt as well as vehicle traffic.  As a result ongoing maintenance is not required.  Transportation Services staff attended all eight sites to conduct traffic safety reviews before and after the mural installations and observed that the murals did not have an impact, positive or negative, on road safety.

 

This report concludes that the pilot program was successful and recommends that the program be implemented on an ongoing basis through an application based process as part of the StreetARToronto suite of programs and that the Transportation Services Division be authorized to provide support materials (paint, brushes, rollers, etc.) of up to $500 and an artist honorarium of $500 per project to facilitate these installations, to a maximum of 10 projects per year.

 

In addition, staff will explore the strategic use of paint on road surfaces to identify various elements, such as bump-outs, which may help improve road safety.

Background Information

(April 24, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on StreetARToronto Road Mural Pilot Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-114490.pdf

Speakers

Dave Meslin

Motions

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

That Recommendation 1 be amended by deleting "and authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to provide support materials (paint, brushes, rollers, etc.) of up to $500 and an artist honorarium of $500 per project, to a maximum of 10 projects per year."  so that it now reads as follows:

 

"1. City Council direct that The Road Mural Pilot Program be implemented on an ongoing basis as part of the StreetARToronto suite of programs through an application based process to facilitate the implementation of mid-block road murals on low volume, local streets, during street events with permitted road closure."


Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

That City Council direct that the materials used in the program be environmentally friendly products.

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