Item - 2020.TE16.65

Tracking Status

  • 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 6-2021

TE16.65 - Traffic Calming - Speed Humps - Lascelles Boulevard

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Schedule Type:
Delegated
Ward:
12 - Toronto - St. Paul's

Community Council Decision

The Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1. Directed the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services, to request the City Clerk to poll eligible householders on Lascelles Boulevard, between Tranmer Avenue and Imperial Street, to determine whether residents support the installation of traffic calming, in accordance with the City of Toronto Traffic Calming Policy.

 

2. Subject to favourable results of the poll:

 

a. Authorized the installation of traffic calming (speed humps) on Lascelles Boulevard, between Tranmer Avenue and Imperial Street; and

 

b. Directed the City Solicitor to prepare a by-law to alter sections of the roadway on Lascelles Boulevard, between Tranmer Avenue and Imperial Street, for traffic calming purposes to install two speed humps, generally as shown on the attached copy of Drawing No. 421G-3761, dated June 2020.

Origin

(July 16, 2020) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto St. Paul's

Summary

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.

 

The residents of Lascelles Boulevard came to my office last September with a petition for speed humps on the block between Tranmer Avenue and Imperial Street. We have recently received the findings of the study conducted by Traffic Operations, which indicated that the street did not meet the operating speed warrant in order to be approved for speed humps (45 km/h was the observed speed). As the actual signed speed limit on the street is 30 km/h and numerous residents have shown concern over the speeding, I would like to provide the community the opportunity to voice their interest in having the speed humps through an official City poll.

Background Information

(July 16, 2020) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto - St. Paul's - Traffic Calming - Speed Humps - Lascelles Boulevard
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-150814.pdf
Attachment: Drawing No. 421G-3761, dated June 2020
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-150815.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

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