Item - 2020.TE18.71
- This item was considered by Toronto and East York Community Council on September 16, 2020 and was adopted without amendment.
TE18.71 - Realignment of Permit Parking on Birch Avenue to exclude the development address of 26-40 Birch Avenue
- Decision Type:
- 12 - Toronto - St. Paul's
Community Council Decision
The Toronto and East York Community Council:
1. Requested the General Manager, Transportation Services, to review and report back to Toronto and East York Community Council on the realignment of Permit Parking on Birch Avenue to exclude the development located at 26-40 Birch Avenue.
Dear Chair and Members,
I am writing to you to request Community Council's support for a review and exclusion of the development at 26-40 Birch Avenue from the current permit parking program.
The exclusion of the development located at 26-40 Birch Avenue from the program is a means to ensure that current permit holders have sufficient parking space. The issuance of parking permits to residents of this development would negatively impact the already limited supply of parking spaces. My office has received a 16-household petition by the local working group of residents who have been working closely with the developer and my office on the development project itself.
I am requesting approval from Community Council to prohibit the General Manager, Transportation Services, from accepting applications from residents of, visitors to, and tradespersons at the subject development property. Residents have noted the difficulties they are already facing with finding parking close to home. It is clear that the street cannot take on any further parking pressures, as it is already over 85% capacity.