Item - 2018.SC30.3

Tracking Status

SC30.3 - Scarborough Centre Transportation Master Plan - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
37 - Scarborough Centre, 38 - Scarborough Centre

City Council Decision

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

 

1. City Council endorse, in principle, the Scarborough Centre Transportation Master Plan and direct City Planning to circulate the Scarborough Centre Transportation Master Plan to all relevant City Divisions, Boards, Agencies and Commissions.

 

2. City Council direct City Planning to issue the notice of completion for the Scarborough Centre Transportation Master Plan.

 

3. City Council endorse the implementation and direct all City Divisions, Boards, Agencies and Commissions to advance the projects identified in Table 2 of the report (April 11, 2018) from the Director, Transit and Transportation Planning and Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District, City Planning.

 

4.  City Council amend the Official Plan and Scarborough Centre Secondary Plan substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendments included as Attachments 2 and 3 to the supplementary report (May 18, 2018) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

5.  City Council determine that no further notice is required in respect of the draft Official Plan Amendments identified in Part 4 above.

 

6. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendments as may be required.

 

7. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to move forward immediately with the Environmental Assessment for the Progress Avenue and McCowan Road intersection reconfiguration.

 

8. City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission to coordinate future work on the Scarborough Subway Extension and associated bus terminal with bringing the Progress Avenue and McCowan Road intersection to grade in order to minimize further disruptions, subject to:

 

a. a traffic operation analysis, comments from the Toronto Transit Commission bus operations staff and other appropriate Toronto Transit Commission and City Transportation staff and an independent peer review of the traffic study; and

 

b. a staff report which reviews the feasibility of the “Span McCowan” proposal presented by the Glen Andrew Community Association including cost estimates and conceptual designs.

 

9. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to:

 

a. advance the construction of a new sidewalk on the north side of Borough Drive, between Borough Approach East and Town Centre Court (southwest intersection); and

 

b. undertake the design and cost estimate of the Borough Drive (southern segment) reconfiguration, from Omni Drive to the northeast intersection of Town Centre Court and Borough Drive, to implement restriping and other interim measures to facilitate on-street parking, cycling, pedestrian and public realm enhancements.

 

10. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake the design and cost estimate of the Borough Drive (southern segment) reconfiguration, from Omni Drive to the northeast intersection of Town Centre Court and Borough Drive, to implement on-street parking, cycling, pedestrian and public realm enhancements.

 

11. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services to undertake, and include in the Transportation Services 2019 Capital Budget submission:

 

i. the design and construction related to the installation of traffic control signals and the realignment of Borough Approach West/Packard Boulevard at Ellesmere Road;

 

ii. the installation of traffic control signals on Ellesmere Road at Saratoga Drive while decommissioning the existing traffic control signals at Borough Approach East; and

 

iii. the stopping up and closure of Borough Approach East as a public highway from Ellesmere Road to Borough Drive, and the design and construction of the former Borough Approach East as an active (pedestrian and cycling) connection, consolidating the Frank Faubert Woodlot and the Park.

 

12. City Council maintain all speed limits currently in and around the Scarborough Centre unless otherwise changed by a future resolution.

 

13. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to install increased pedestrian safety measures in the form of "zebra strips" in 2018 at all intersections in the City Centre area. 

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 11, 2018) Report and Attachments 1 - 3 from the Director, Transit and Transportation Planning and Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District, City Planning Division - Scarborough Centre Transportation Master Plan - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-114116.pdf
(April 9, 2018) Notice of Public Meeting - Scarborough Centre Transportation Master Plan - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-114118.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(May 18, 2018) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Scarborough Centre Transportation Master Plan (SC30.3a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-115522.pdf
Attachment 2: Draft Official Plan Amendment No. 408
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-115523.pdf
Attachment 3: Draft Official Plan Amendment No. 409
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-115524.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(April 27, 2018) Letter from David Tang, Miller Thomson LLP (SC.New.SC30.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/sc/comm/communicationfile-79798.pdf
(April 30, 2018) Letter from Urban Strategies Inc. (SC.New.SC30.3.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/sc/comm/communicationfile-79965.pdf
(May 1, 2018) Letter from Robert A. Dragicevic, Senior Principal, WND associates planning + urban design (SC.New.SC30.3.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/sc/comm/communicationfile-80102.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That City Council adopt the following recommendations contained in the supplementary report (May 18, 2018) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning [SC30.3a]:

 

1.  City Council delete recommendation #4 from Scarborough Community Council and replace with the following:

 

City Council amend the Official Plan and Scarborough Centre Secondary Plan substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendments included as Attachments 2 and 3 of this Supplementary Report dated May 18, 2018.

 

2.  City Council determine that no further notice is required in respect of the draft Official Plan Amendments identified in Part 1 above.

Vote (Amend Item) May-23-2018 10:07 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - SC30.3 - De Baeremaeker - motion 1a
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, 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 Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, John Tory

1b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That City Council amend Scarborough Community Council Recommendation 7.b. by deleting the word "preliminary" and inserting the word "conceptual" so that it now reads as follows:

 

7.b. A staff report which reviews the feasibility of the “Span McCowan” proposal presented by the Glen Andrew Community Association including cost estimates and conceptual designs.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) May-23-2018 10:08 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - SC30.3 - 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, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, 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 Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, John Tory

SC30.3 - Scarborough Centre Transportation Master Plan - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
37 - Scarborough Centre, 38 - Scarborough Centre

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council endorse, in principle, the Scarborough Centre Transportation Master Plan (SCTMP) and direct City Planning Division to circulate the SCTMP to all relevant City Divisions, Boards, Agencies and Commissions.

 

2. City Council direct City Planning Division to issue the notice of completion for the Scarborough Centre Transportation Master Plan.

 

3. City Council endorse the implementation and direct all City Divisions, Boards, Agencies and Commissions to advance the projects identified in Table 2 of the report (April 11, 2018) from the Director, Transit and Transportation Planning and Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District, City Planning Division.

 

4. City Council amend the Official Plan and Scarborough Centre Secondary Plan substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendments included as Attachments 2 and 3 of the report (April 11, 2018) from the Director, Transit and Transportation Planning and Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District, City Planning Division.

 

5. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendments as may be required.

 

6. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to move forward immediately with the Environmental Assessment for the Progress Avenue and McCowan Road intersection reconfiguration.

 

7. City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission to coordinate future work on the Scarborough Subway Extension and associated bus terminal with bringing the Progress Avenue and McCowan Road intersection to grade in order to minimize further disruptions, subject to:

 

a. A traffic operation analysis, comments from the TTC bus operations staff and other appropriate TTC and City Transportation staff and an independent peer review of the traffic study; and

 

b. A staff report which reviews the feasibility of the “Span McCowan” proposal presented by the Glen Andrew Community Association including cost estimates and preliminary designs.

 

8. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to:

 

a. Advance the construction of a new sidewalk on the north side of Borough Drive, between Borough Approach East and Town Centre Court (southwest intersection).

 

b. Undertake the design and cost estimate of the Borough Drive (southern segment) reconfiguration, from Omni Drive to the northeast intersection of Town Centre Court and Borough Drive, to implement restriping and other interim measures to facilitate on-street parking, cycling, pedestrian and public realm enhancements.

 

9. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake the design and cost estimate of the Borough Drive (southern segment) reconfiguration, from Omni Drive to the northeast intersection of Town Centre Court and Borough Drive, to implement on-street parking, cycling, pedestrian and public realm enhancements.

 

10. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services to undertake, and include in the Transportation Services 2019 Capital Budget submission:

 

i. the design and construction related to the installation of traffic control signals and the realignment of Borough Approach West/Packard Boulevard at Ellesmere Road;

 

ii. the installation of traffic control signals on Ellesmere Road at Saratoga Drive while decommissioning the existing traffic control signals at Borough Approach East; and

 

iii. the stopping up and closure of Borough Approach East as a public highway from Ellesmere Road to Borough Drive, and the design and construction of the former Borough Approach East as an active (pedestrian and cycling) connection, consolidating the Frank Faubert Woodlot and the Park.

 

11. City Council maintain all speed limits currently in and around the Scarborough Centre unless otherwise changed by a future resolution.

 

12. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to install increased pedestrian safety measures in the form of "zebra strips" in 2018 at all intersections in the City Centre area.

Decision Advice and Other Information

Scarborough Community Council:

 

1. Requested that staff review the information and requests within the correspondence and deputations/submissions considered by Scarborough Community Council and report directly to City Council with any recommended changes to the Master Plan, if necessary.

 

2. Requested the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake pre and post monitoring on Packard Boulevard in relation to the signalization and report back on any mitigation measures if required.

 

The Scarborough Community Council held a statutory public meeting on May 2, 2018, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(April 11, 2018) Report from the Director, Transit and Transportation Planning and Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District, City Planning Division

Summary

This report presents the recommended transportation network developed as part of the Scarborough Centre Transportation Master Plan (SCTMP) study.  The study supports the future vision and evolution of Scarborough Centre into a walkable and connected urban centre supported by an efficient, safe, and balanced transportation network for all users and modes.  Extensive public and stakeholder consultation was undertaken as part of the study.

 

The recommended street network includes, but is not limited to, the: 

  • reconfiguration of Progress Avenue and McCowan Road to an at-grade intersection;
  • reconfiguration of the Corporate Drive and Progress Avenue intersection;
  • Borough Drive (southern segment) reconfiguration;
  • reconfiguration of the Borough Approaches;
  • Bushby Drive extension (to Bellamy Road North); and,
  • Bellamy Road North extension (to Milner Avenue). 

The attached draft Official Plan Amendments to the Scarborough Centre Secondary Plan implement the findings of the study.  Generally, the Scarborough Centre policy updates are intended to: 

  • create a vibrant public realm and sense of place that attracts people and jobs;
  • provide mobility options for all users, regardless of mode, age, ability, or income; and,
  • support the growth, development and investment in Scarborough Centre.

Background Information

(April 11, 2018) Report and Attachments 1 - 3 from the Director, Transit and Transportation Planning and Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District, City Planning Division - Scarborough Centre Transportation Master Plan - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-114116.pdf
(April 9, 2018) Notice of Public Meeting - Scarborough Centre Transportation Master Plan - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-114118.pdf

Communications

(April 27, 2018) Letter from David Tang, Miller Thomson LLP (SC.New.SC30.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/sc/comm/communicationfile-79798.pdf
(April 30, 2018) Letter from Urban Strategies Inc. (SC.New.SC30.3.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/sc/comm/communicationfile-79965.pdf
(May 1, 2018) Letter from Robert A. Dragicevic, Senior Principal, WND associates planning + urban design (SC.New.SC30.3.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/sc/comm/communicationfile-80102.pdf

Speakers

Cory Estrela, Director, Corporate Legal, Oxford Properties Group
David Tang, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP
Janice Robinson, Senior Associate, Goldberg Group
Lorne Ross, Glen Andrew Community Association

Motions

1a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That staff review the information and requests within the correspondence and deputations / submissions considered by Scarborough Community Council and report directly to Council with any recommended changes to the Master Plan, if necessary.


1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That City Council:

 

1. Request the General Manager, Transportation Services to move forward immediately with the Environmental Assessment for the Progress Avenue and McCowan Road intersection reconfiguration

 

2. Request the Toronto Transit Commission coordinate future work on the Scarborough Subway Extension and associated bus terminal with bringing the Progress Avenue and McCowan Road intersection to grade in order to minimize further disruptions, subject to:

 

a. A traffic operation analysis, comments from the TTC bus operations staff and other appropriate TTC and City Transportation staff and an independent peer review of the traffic study; and


b. A staff report which reviews the feasibility of the “Span McCowan” proposal presented by the Glen Andrew Community Association including cost estimates and preliminary designs


1c - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That Scarborough Community Council recommend that City Council:

 

1. Request the General Manager, Transportation Services to:

 

a. advance the construction of a new sidewalk on the north side of Borough Drive, between Borough Approach East and Town Centre Court (southwest intersection).

 

b. Undertake the design and cost estimate of the Borough Drive (southern segment) reconfiguration, from Omni Drive to the northeast intersection of Town Centre Court and Borough Drive, to implement restriping and other interim measures to facilitate on-street parking, cycling, pedestrian and public realm enhancements.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That Scarborough Community Council recommend that City Council:

 

1. Request the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake the design and cost estimate of the Borough Drive (southern segment) reconfiguration, from Omni Drive to the northeast intersection of Town Centre Court and Borough Drive, to implement on-street parking, cycling, pedestrian and public realm enhancements.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That Scarborough Community Council recommend that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services to undertake, and include in the Transportation Services 2019 Capital Budget submission:

 

i. the design and construction related to the installation of traffic control signals and the realignment of Borough Approach West/Packard Boulevard at Ellesmere Road;

 

ii. the installation of traffic control signals on Ellesmere Road at Saratoga Drive while decommissioning the existing traffic control signals at Borough Approach East; and

 

iii. the stopping up and closure of Borough Approach East as a public highway from Ellesmere Road to Borough Drive, and the design and construction of the former Borough Approach East as an active (pedestrian and cycling) connection, consolidating the Frank Faubert Woodlot and the Park.


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That Scarborough Community Council:

 

1. Request the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake pre and post monitoring on Packard Boulevard in relation to the signalization and report back on any mitigation measures if required.


5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That Scarborough Community Council recommend that City Council add the following recommendations:

 

1. That all speed limits currently in and around the Scarborough Centre area remain in place unless otherwise changed by a future resolution.

 

2. That increased pedestrian safety measures in the form of "zebra strips" be installed in 2018 at all intersections in the City Centre area.


6 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)
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