Item - 2018.TE29.96

Tracking Status

TE29.96 - Turn restrictions at Church Street and Wood Street

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

City Council Decision

City Council on January 31 and February 1, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council prohibit northbound left-turns from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on Church Street at Wood Street.

 

2.  City Council direct that the northbound left-turn prohibition in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, be rescinded upon completion of the construction staging project at 411 Church Street.

Background Information (Community Council)

(January 15, 2018) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam - Turn restrictions at Church and Wood Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-110803.pdf

TE29.96 - Turn restrictions at Church Street and Wood Street

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council prohibit northbound left-turns from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on Church Street at Wood Street.

 

2.  City Council direct that the northbound left-turn prohibition in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, be rescinded upon completion of the construction staging project at 411 Church Street.

Origin

(January 15, 2018) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale

Summary

The construction staging area at 411 Church Street has resulted in the closure of the northbound curb lane from Carlton Street to a point immediately south of Wood Street.  This closure is anticipated to continue until May 31, 2019.  Parents of children attending Church Street Junior Public School, located to the east of Church Street between Wood Street and Alexander Street, have expressed concerns with respect to the congestion that has been created and the aggressive movements by some motorists as a result of this congestion.  Specifically, northbound motorists queued to turn left onto Wood Street block, or partially block, all northbound traffic resulting in some motorists squeezing to the right of a left turning vehicle in the vicinity of the crosswalk at the intersection.

 

Proposed is a northbound left-turn prohibition during the morning and afternoon school peak admission and dismissal hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. This turn prohibition will be removed following the completion of the construction staging for 411 Church Street. 

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Church Street, City Council approval of this proposal is required.

Background Information

(January 15, 2018) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam - Turn restrictions at Church and Wood Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-110803.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Carried)

2 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council