Item - 2020.TE14.56

Tracking Status

TE14.56 - Traffic Control Signals and Intersection Improvements - College Street, Dundas Street West and St. Helen's Avenue

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted on Consent
Ward:
9 - Davenport

City Council Decision

City Council on May 28, 2020, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council authorize the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Dundas Street West and College Street.

 

2. City Council authorize the closure to vehicular traffic of St. Helen's Avenue between College Street [North] and College Street, as shown in Attachment 1 of the report (February 25, 2020) from the Director, Project Design and Management, Transportation Services.

 

3. City Council amend traffic and parking regulations as set out in Attachment 2 to the report (February 25, 2020) from the Director, Project Design and Management, Transportation Services.

 

4. City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City Officials to take the necessary action to give effect to City Council's decision, including the introduction of any Bills that may be required.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 11, 2020) Revised report from the Director, Project Design and Management, Transportation Services - Traffic Control Signals and Intersection Improvements - College Street, Dundas Street West and St. Helen's Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-146798.pdf
(February 25, 2020) Report and Attachments 1-2 from the Director, Project Design and Management, Transportation Services - Traffic Control Signals and Intersection Improvements - College Street, Dundas Street West and St. Helen's Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-146668.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(March 10, 2020) Letter from Cycle Toronto Davenport (TE.Supp.TE14.56.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101509.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Parkdale High Park Bikes (TE.Supp.TE14.56.2)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Adam Sinnott (TE.Supp.TE14.56.3)
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (TE.New.TE14.56.4)

Communications (City Council)

(May 27, 2020) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.TE14.56.5)

TE14.56 - Traffic Control Signals and Intersection Improvements - College Street, Dundas Street West and St. Helen's Avenue

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
9 - Davenport

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Dundas Street West and College Street.

 

2. City Council authorize the closure to vehicular traffic of St. Helen's Avenue between College Street [North] and College Street, as shown in Attachment 1 of the report (February 25, 2020) from the Director, Project Design and Management, Transportation Services.

 

3. City Council authorize the amendments to traffic and parking regulations set out in Attachment 2 of the report  (February 25, 2020) from the Director, Project Design and Management, Transportation Services.

 

4. City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City Officials to take the necessary action to give effect to the recommendations above, including the introduction of any Bills that may be required.

Origin

(February 25, 2020) Report from the Director, Project Design and Management, Transportation Services

Summary

As part of the overall state-of-good-repair program, the College Street and Dundas Street West intersection has been programmed for reconstruction in 2020, including the replacement of Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) streetcar track in this area.

 

The reconstruction project presents an opportunity to make other changes as part of a complete streets approach to improve the intersection for all road users with a focus on vulnerable road user safety.

 

The purpose of this report is to seek approval from City Council to implement the following improvements to the intersection of College Street, Dundas Street West and St. Helen's Avenue:

 

A new traffic control signal at the College Street and Dundas Street West intersection; and
Closure to vehicular traffic of St. Helen's Avenue between College Street [North] and College Street.
 

The changes proposed would improve road safety for everyone including shorter crossing distances for people walking, a safe connection between the existing bike lanes on College Street and Dundas Street West for people cycling, as well as improved sightlines and safer motor vehicle turning movements at the intersection of College Street and Dundas Street West.

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission operates transit service on both College Street and Dundas Street West, City Council approval of this report is required.

Background Information

(March 11, 2020) Revised report from the Director, Project Design and Management, Transportation Services - Traffic Control Signals and Intersection Improvements - College Street, Dundas Street West and St. Helen's Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-146798.pdf
(February 25, 2020) Report and Attachments 1-2 from the Director, Project Design and Management, Transportation Services - Traffic Control Signals and Intersection Improvements - College Street, Dundas Street West and St. Helen's Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-146668.pdf

Communications

(March 10, 2020) Letter from Cycle Toronto Davenport (TE.Supp.TE14.56.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/comm/communicationfile-101509.pdf
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Parkdale High Park Bikes (TE.Supp.TE14.56.2)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Adam Sinnott (TE.Supp.TE14.56.3)
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (TE.New.TE14.56.4)

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council