Item - 2020.TE16.62
- This item was considered by Toronto and East York Community Council on July 16, 2020 and was adopted without amendment. City Council has delegated authority for this matter to the Toronto and East York Community Council and therefore, the decision is final.
- See also By-law 586-2020
TE16.62 - Parking Amendment - Markdale Avenue
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- 12 - Toronto - St. Paul's
Community Council Decision
The Toronto and East York Community Council:
1. Prohibited parking at all times on both sides of Markdale Avenue, between Strathearn Road and the west end of Markdale Avenue.
I am writing to you to request Community Council's support for a motion that is important to the constituents of the Toronto-St. Paul's ward, but one that could not be brought forward by staff due to the impacts of the pandemic on staff redeployments.
My office has received a petition from the residents on the stretch of Markdale Avenue, between Strathearn Road and Cedarvale Park, expressing their desire to have a no parking by-law in place at all times. The residents shared their concerns over the current setup at the location, which allows for up to 3 hours of parking on each side of the street. As this is a gateway into Cedarvale Park, the residents have noted numerous close calls between drivers doing three point turns and pedestrians trying to access the park. City Council has recently approved a sidewalk on the block there, but due to an abundance of caution and the desire of the residents, I am also moving this motion to prohibit parking on both sides of the block in question.