Item - 2020.TE16.66

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.

TE16.66 - Traffic Calming - Speed Humps - Strathearn Road

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 Strathearn Road, between Eglinton Avenue West and Dewbourne Avenue, 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 Strathearn Road, between Eglinton Avenue West and Dewbourne Avenue; and

 

b. Directed the City Solicitor to prepare a by-law to alter sections of the roadway on Strathearn Road, between Eglinton Avenue West and Dewbourne Avenue, to install one speed hump, generally as shown on the attached copy of Drawing No. 421G-3758, 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 Strathearn Road approached my office last September with a petition for speed humps on the block between Eglinton Avenue West and Dewbourne Avenue. We have recently received the findings of the study conducted by Traffic Operations, which indicated that the street did not meet the minimum warrants in order to be approved for speed humps. As staff have not provided any other options that could address the community's concern over speeding at this location, I would like to give the community the opportunity to voice their interest in having speed humps through an official City poll. Speed humps tend to be one of the more effective and meaningful ways that we can help address these concerns over speeding, so I hope you will support my request in order to help my constituents.

Background Information

(July 16, 2020) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto - St. Paul's - Traffic Calming - Speed Humps - Strathearn Road
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-150854.pdf
Attachment: Drawing No. 421G-3758, dated June 2020
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-150855.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