Item - 2021.PH29.3

Tracking Status

PH29.3 - Recommended Parking Requirements for New Development

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on December 15, 16 and 17, 2021, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013 substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 1 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to update automobile parking standards.

 

2. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013 substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 2 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to update bicycle parking standards.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

4. Before introducing the necessary Bills contemplated in Part 2 above to City Council for enactment, City Council require that the elements necessary for the successful implementation of the payment-in-lieu of bicycle parking provision must be in place to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, including the establishment of a reserve fund and the necessary updates to the City of Toronto's business systems.

 

5. City Council delegate approval and signing authority to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and their designate for agreements related to payments-in-lieu of bicycle parking under Clause 230.5.10.11(7) of Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

6. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to use $500 per "short-term" bicycle parking space reduced, adjusted for inflation, as the basis upon which payments under Clause 230.5.10.11(7) of Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, be calculated.

 

7. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning or their designate to report to the appropriate standing committee annually on the exercise of any delegated authority in Part 5 above.

 

8. City Council approve the establishment of an obligatory reserve fund called the "Payment-In-Lieu of Bicycle Parking Reserve Fund" in Appendix C, Schedule 17, Parking Authority Reserve Funds of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 227, Reserves and Reserve Funds, the purpose of which is to receive payments-in-lieu of bicycle parking contributions received pursuant to Section 40 of the Planning Act with monies applied to the acquisition of new bike share stations and bike share bicycles with criteria as set out in Attachment 3 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

9. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in collaboration with the General Manager, Transportation Services, to include potential amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 925, Permit Parking in order to exclude residents of, visitors to or tradespersons at addresses associated with new Zoning By-law Amendment Applications in all directions reports or final reports, where the addresses have not already been excluded.

 

10. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to include the following as approval conditions at the earliest opportunity in the development application and review process for all Rezoning, Official Plan or Site Plan Control Applications:

 

a. the Owner shall insert the advisory clause in Attachment 4 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer into all purchases, agreements of purchase and sale or agreements to lease and condominium declaration document(s) for each affected residential unit within the development; and

 

b. the Owner must notify the Manager, Parking and Administration, Transportation Services that their property located at [replace with address of development] is to be excluded from permit parking area [replace with applicable parking area].

 

11. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report periodically so that City Council can consider amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 925, Permit Parking to exclude residents of, visitors to or tradespersons at properties about which they have been notified are to be removed.

 

12. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to revise the performance measures for electric vehicle requirements in the Toronto Green Standard Version 4 in accordance with the revised Zoning By-law.

 

13. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to continue work on the review of parking requirements in the Zoning By-law as part of the City-Wide Parking Strategy; and this work should include:

 

a. an exploration of options to ensure access to Type A accessible spaces for users of accessible vans;

 

b. a review of required minimum rates for accessible parking spaces;

 

c. a review of the City of Toronto's Guidelines for the Design and Management of Bicycle Parking Facilities;

 

d. a review of the required minimum rates for bicycle parking in Zoning By-law 569-2013;

 

e. the development of guidelines for travel demand management guide for the City to apply when considering development applications, when evaluating whether developments have met the Toronto Green Standard requirements related to single-occupant vehicle trip reductions and in assessing the adequacy of mobility provisions in the City-initiated development;

 

f. the establishment of a parking monitoring program;

 

g. a review of Chapter 220, Loading Space Regulations in Zoning By-law 569-2013;

 

h. a review of the visitor parking requirements; and

 

i. a review of the electric vehicle requirements.

 

14. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to complete the assessment of whether to apply the proposed parking rates to any future development on Blocks 2 and 4 in Plan of Subdivision 66M-2265 for 1400 Weston Road and report back to Planning and Housing Committee in 2022.

 

15. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report back to City Council in the second quarter of 2022 on the approach to minimum requirements for visitor parking in new developments in different contexts within the City and in the different policy areas established in the revised zoning by-law requirements.

 

16. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning to prioritize securing car-share spaces when securing travel demand management infrastructure through the development process.

 

17. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning, in collaboration with the General Manager, Transportation Services, to explore options to increase the supply of car-share vehicles in the City and report back in 2023.

 

18. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consider the impact of changes in Parking Requirements for New Developments on the economic modelling underlying Toronto's Inclusionary Zoning By-law as part of the next review of the Inclusionary Zoning By-law.

 

19. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with other City Divisions as necessary, to: 

 

a. assess the feasibility of utilizing underground parking structures with excess parking stalls for other purposes including, but not limited to:

 

1. social enterprises;

2. amenity rooms for apartment building residents;

3. entertainment and cultural facilities such as bowling alleys or theatres;

4. small retail such as personal services and convenience stores; and

5. urban farming; and

 

b. consult with relevant stakeholders, and the broader community, regarding Part 19 above and report to the July 5, 2022 meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee. 

 

20. City Council request the Province of Ontario to reconsider Community Benefits Charges in light of the savings for developers and the additional demand for public transit created by the changes in Parking Requirements for New Developments.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Committee)

(November 10, 2021) Report and Attachments 3 and 4 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Recommended Parking Requirements for New Development
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173150.pdf
Attachment 1 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173161.pdf
Attachment 2 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment pertaining to Payment-in-Lieu of Bicycle Parking
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173151.pdf
Attachment 5 - Consultation Summary Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173152.pdf
Attachment 6 - Diagrams of Permitted Installation Locations for EV Infrastructure
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173162.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172905.pdf
Presentation from the Program Manager Transportation Planning, City Planning on Recommended Parking Requirements for New Development
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173818.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(December 15, 2021) Revised Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Recommended Parking Requirements for New Development (PH29.3a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174408.pdf
Revised Attachment 1 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174409.pdf
Revised Attachment 2 - Memo - Economic Impacts of Removal of Minimum City Parking Standard
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174410.pdf
Revised Attachment 3 - Sample of Mixed-Use and Residential Apartment Projects with at least One Planning Approval and Known Parking Requirements Active Between 2013 and 2019
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174411.pdf
Revised Attachment 4 - Selling Price of Parking Spaces in Active High-Rise Developments
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174412.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Michael Capotosto (PH.Main)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Davenport Triangle Residents Association (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-139885.pdf
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Mel Rapp, Rapp Optical (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140006.pdf
(November 18, 2021) E-mail from Jesse de Leon (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Richard Lyall, Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140091.pdf
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Shane Keulen (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Givertz-Steel (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Stephen de Rusett (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Yoshua Wakeham (PH.New)
(November 19, 2021) E-mail from Jovana Jankovic (PH.New)
(November 19, 2021) E-mail from Ramsey Kilani (PH.New)
(November 19, 2021) E-mail from Bilal Akhtar (PH.New)
(November 20, 2021) E-mail from Conrad Owen (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) Letter from Rick Green, Federation of South Toronto Residents' Association (FoSTRA) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140170.pdf
(November 21, 2021) E-mail from Hardik Jogi (PH.New)
(November 21, 2021) E-mail from Daven Boparai (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Luke Andrews (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Philipp Angermeyer (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) Letter from Anthony Fragale, Greenpark Group (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140171.pdf
(November 18, 2021) Letter from Jacob Dawang, More Neighbours Toronto (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140173.pdf
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Andrei Korac (PH.New)
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Keith Marshall (PH.New)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Kensington Residents Association (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-139905.pdf
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Sophie Paas-Lang (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Frank (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) Letter from Adam DaSilva, Executive Vice President, Stafford (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140266.pdf
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Simon Tran (PH.New)
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Kevin Linger (PH.New)
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Barb Moore (PH.New)
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Allen George (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Nadia Todorova, Executive Director, Residential Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140356.pdf
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Lauren Podmore (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Ene Underwood, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140374.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Philip Pothen, Ontario Environment Program Manager, Environmental Defence (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140375.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Jeremy Alter, Vice President - Construction, The Goldman Group (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140384.pdf
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Linda Brett, President, Bloor Street East Neighbourhood Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140377.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Mike Riccardi, Vice-President, Construction, Fernbrook Homes (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140380.pdf
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Vicki McGregor (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Debbie Briggs, Summerhill Residents Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140425.pdf
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Dodds (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Alexandra Simpson (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Bryan Purcell, The Atmospheric Fund (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140430.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Judy Farvolden, University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140431.pdf
(November 25, 2021) Letter from Daryl Chong, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140434.pdf
(November 25, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140438.pdf
(November 25, 2021) Letter from Michael Mestyan, Vice President, Development, Tridel Builders Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140410.pdf
(November 25, 2021) E-mail from Paul Bishop (PH.New)

Communications (City Council)

(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Adrianna Ascalon (CC.Main)
(November 29, 2021) Letter from Suzanne Goldberg, Director of Public Policy - Canada, ChargePoint Canada Inc. (CC.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142325.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Kulotaman Paramanantharajah (CC.Main)
(December 3, 2021) E-mail from Jeff Mount (CC.Main)
(December 6, 2021) Letter from Gary Bensky, President, Wycliffe Homes (CC.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142328.pdf
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Javed Nissar (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Givertz-Steel (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Justin Bull (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Aditya Trivedi (CC.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) E-mail from Ke Xin (Crystal) Hu (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Jacob Dawang, More Neighbours Toronto (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142603.pdf
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Garnet Lollar (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Nadia Todorova, Executive Director, Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142615.pdf
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Sara O'Sullivan (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Luke Bradley (CC.Supp)
(December 15, 2021) Letter from Peter Athanasopoulos, The Provincial Accessible Parking Task Force (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142829.pdf
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Wendy Murphy (CC.New)
(November 10, 2021) Submission from Peter Athanasopoulos, The Provincial Accessible Parking Task Force (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142841.pdf
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Mark Stevenson (CC.New)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with other City Divisions as necessary, to:

 

a. assess the feasibility of utilizing underground parking structures with excess parking stalls for other purposes including, but not limited to:

 

1. social enterprises;

2. amenity rooms for apartment building residents;

3. entertainment and cultural facilities such as bowling alleys or theatres;

4. small retail such as personal services and convenience stores; and

5. urban farming; and

 

b. consult with relevant stakeholders, and the broader community, regarding Part a. above and report to the July 5, 2022 meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee. 


2a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Out of Order)

That City Council amend Municipal Code Chapter 925, Permit Parking, such that the General Manager, Transportation Services, will not accept applications for locations in Ward 2.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata made the following ruling:

Members, I have been asked to rule on whether Councillor Holyday's motion 2a that proposes a moratorium on permit parking applications in Ward 2 is in order.

While the Permit Parking chapter does not contemplate a moratorium on applications in the form proposed by Councillor Holyday, it does contemplate the giving of notice and a public hearing for other forms of reducing permit parking in parking areas and individual roads.

In my view, a moratorium is essentially the same as a reduction in parking that requires notice and an opportunity for interested persons to address the Community Council.

For those reasons, I am ruling the motion out of order.


2b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Lost)

That City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to consider the increased demand on parking enforcement activities arising out of the by-law changes and spillover parking into adjacent neighbourhoods, and to include any required enhancements into future Budget submissions.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-15-2021 5:57 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PH29.3 - Holyday - motion 2b
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Gary Crawford, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor John Filion (Lost)

That:

 

1. City Council amend Table 200.5.10.1 in Attachment 1 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to so that the Parking Rate for Visitor Requirement: For a dwelling unit in an Apartment Building, a Mixed Use Building, and / or a Multiple Dwelling Unit Building reads as follows:

 

Parking spaces must be provided:

 

(A) in Parking Zone A (PZA) at a minimum rate of 2.0 plus 0.01 per dwelling unit;

 

(B) in Parking Zone B (PZB) and in all other areas of the City, at a minimum rate of 0.1 per dwelling unit and

 

(C) at a maximum rate of 1.0 per dwelling unit for the first five (5) dwelling units; and

 

(D) at a maximum rate of 0.1 per dwelling unit for the sixth and subsequent dwelling units.

 

2. City Council amend the map in Attachment 1 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer so that properties bounded by Highway 401, Bathurst Street, Steeles Avenue and Bayview Avenue currently identified as Parking Zone A are revised to Parking Zone B.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-15-2021 5:55 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PH29.3 - Filion - motion 3a
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 16 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Filion (Amended)

That:

 

1. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning to prioritize securing car-share spaces when securing travel demand management infrastructure through the development process.

 

2. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning, in collaboration with the General Manager, Transportation Services, to explore options to increase the supply of car-share vehicles in the City and report back in 2023.

 

3. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning to develop a procedure to allow the flexibility to provide visitor parking above the maximum, to be available at the request of the local councillor, through a process that does not require any financial consideration or trade-off for other benefits provided by the applicant.

 

Parts 1 and 2 of motion 3b by Councillor Filion carried.  Part 3 did not carry.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-15-2021 5:59 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PH29.3 - Filion - motion 3b - Parts 1 and 2
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Mike Colle, Nick Mantas, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Michael Ford

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-15-2021 6:01 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PH29.3 - Filion - motion 3b - Parts 1 and 2 - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Michael Ford

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-15-2021 6:02 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PH29.3 - Filion - motion 3b - Part 3
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Michael Ford

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Joe Cressy (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote on Parts 1 and 2 of motion 3b by Councillor Filion.


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

That City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report back to City Council in the second quarter of 2022 on the approach to minimum requirements for visitor parking in new developments in different contexts within the City and in the different policy areas established in the revised zoning by-law requirements.


5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That City Council adopt the following recommendations in the supplementary report (December 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning [PH29.3a]:

 

1. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to complete the assessment of whether to apply the proposed parking rates to any future development on Blocks 2 and 4 in Plan of Subdivision 66M-2265 for 1400 Weston Road and report back to Planning and Housing Committee in 2022.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-15-2021 6:04 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PH29.3 - Adopt the Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Stephen Holyday, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Michael Ford

Point of Order by Councillor Michael Thompson

Councillor Thompson, on a Point of Order, stated that he had put his name on the list to ask Councillor Matlow a question regarding Councillor Matlow's motion.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Councillor Thompson could ask his question.

PH29.3 - Recommended Parking Requirements for New Development

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013 substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 1 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to update automobile parking standards.

 

2. City Council amend the Zoning By-law 569-2013 substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 2 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to update bicycle parking standards.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

 

4. Before introducing the necessary Bills contemplated in Recommendation 2 above, to City Council for enactment, the elements necessary for the successful implementation of the Payment-in-Lieu of Bicycle Parking provision must be in place, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, including the establishment of a reserve fund and the necessary updates to the City's business systems.

 

5. City Council delegate approval and signing authority to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and his or her representatives for agreements related to payments-in-lieu of bicycle parking under Clause 230.5.10.11(7) of Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

6. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to use $500 per "short-term" bicycle parking space reduced, adjusted for inflation, as the basis upon which payments under Clause 230.5.10.11(7) of Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, be calculated.

 

7. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning or designate to report to the appropriate standing committee annually on the exercise of any delegated authority in Recommendation 5 above.

 

8. City Council approve the establishment of an obligatory reserve fund called the 'Payment-In-Lieu of Bicycle Parking Reserve Fund' in Appendix C, Schedule 17, Parking Authority Reserve Funds of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 227, Reserves and Reserve Funds, the purpose of which is to receive payments-in-lieu of bicycle parking contributions received pursuant to Section 40 of Planning Act with monies applied to the acquisition of new bike share stations and bike share bicycles with criteria as set out in Attachment 3 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

9. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in collaboration with the General Manager, Transportation Services, to include potential amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 925, Permit Parking in order to exclude residents of, visitors to or tradespersons at addresses associated with new Zoning By-law Amendment Applications in all directions reports or final reports, where the addresses have not already been excluded.

 

10. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to include the following as approval conditions at the earliest opportunity in the development application and review process for all Re-Zoning, Official Plan, or Site Plan Control Applications:

 

  • The Owner shall insert the advisory clause contained in Attachment 4 of this report into all purchases, agreements of purchase and sale or agreements to lease, and condominium declaration document(s) for each affected residential unit within the Development.
  • The Owner must notify the Manager, Parking and Administration, Transportation Services Division that their property located at [replace with address of development] is to be excluded from permit parking area [replace with applicable parking area].

11. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report periodically so that City Council can consider amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 925, Permit Parking, to exclude residents of, visitors to or tradespersons at properties about which they have been notified are to be removed.

 

12. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to revise the performance measures for electric vehicle requirements in the Toronto Green Standard Version 4 in accordance with the revised Zoning Bylaw.

 

13. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to continue work on the Review of Parking Requirements in the Zoning By-law as part of the City-wide Parking Strategy. This work should include:

  • Exploration of options to ensure access to Type A accessible spaces for users of accessible vans;
  • Review of required minimum rates for accessible parking spaces;
  • Review of the City's Guidelines for the Design and Management of Bicycle Parking Facilities;
  • Review of the required minimum rates for bicycle parking in Zoning By-law 569-2013;
  • Development of guidelines for travel demand management guide for the City to apply when considering development applications, when evaluating whether developments have met the Toronto Green Standard requirements related to single-occupant vehicle trip reductions, and in assessing the adequacy of mobility provisions in the City-initiated development;
  • Establishment of a parking monitoring program; and
  • Review of Chapter 220 - Loading Space Regulations of Zoning By-law 569-2013
  • Review the visitor parking requirements
  • Review the Electric Vehicle requirements

14. City Council direct the Chief Planner, and Executive Director to consider the impact of changes in Parking Requirements for New Development on the economic modelling underlying Toronto's Inclusionary Zoning bylaw as part of the next review of the Inclusionary Zoning by-law.

 

15. City Council request the Province of Ontario to reconsider Community Benefits Charges in light of the savings for developers and the additional demand for public transit created by the changes in Parking Requirements for New Developments.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee:

 

1. Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report directly to the December 15, 2021 meeting of City Council on whether to apply the proposed parking rates to any future development on Blocks 2 and 4 in Plan of Subdivision 66M-2265 for 1400 Weston Road.

 

2. Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to prepare a supplementary report directly to City Council with relevant information regarding the application of the proposed parking policy for new developments in areas outside of downtown.

 

The Program Manager Transportation Planning, City Planning gave a presentation on Recommended Parking Requirements for New Development.

 

The Planning and Housing Committee held a statutory public meeting on November 25, 2021 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(November 10, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Summary

This report recommends the adoption of Zoning By-law Amendments to the city-wide Zoning By-law 569-2013 to modify the current standards for automobile and bicycle parking. These standards were adopted by Council in 2013 and based on a series of studies conducted between 2005 and 2007. The majority of the regulations for parking spaces, and bicycle parking spaces were approved without modifications as per a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Order dated October 3, 2019. The Zoning By-law Amendments respond to the request made by Planning and Housing Committee for a review of the City's parking requirements in the Zoning By-law 569-2013. The recommended Zoning By-law Amendments (Attachment 1 and 2) reflect staff's analysis, feedback received through public consultations, discussions with relevant City Divisions and Agencies, and research across other major cities.

 

Updating the City's parking standards to better manage auto dependency and achieve a better balance between building too much or too little parking ultimately contributes to building more sustainable and healthy communities. The City is facing several major challenges including a climate emergency; decreasing housing affordability; and increasing demand for mobility. While not sufficient on its own to overcome these challenges, more strategic, thoughtful management of the parking supply will contribute to addressing all of these challenges.

 

In order to achieve Council's target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, aggressive action must be taken to curb the emissions from the transportation sector. Minimum parking requirements lead to the overbuilding of parking and support the continued growth of those emissions. Introducing maximum parking permissions will slow that growth in automobile use and resultant emissions.

 

Housing affordability is a significant challenge in Toronto. The cost of constructing and maintaining parking is significant; minimum parking requirements limits households' ability to avoid those costs. Further, minimum parking requirements may result in households in multi-unit residential buildings who do not own automobiles subsidizing the cost of parking for other residents of the building who do. This is inequitable, as higher-income households are more likely to own automobiles.

 

Easily available parking encourages people to drive more often. More people driving contributes to worsening traffic congestion, slowing transit operating in mixed traffic and making it more difficult to improve travel conditions for alternatives like transit, walking and cycling. To accommodate the growing demand for travel that will come with the City's growing population and employment base, the City will need to promote more space efficient modes of travel and discourage automobile travel.

 

Recognizing these challenges, this review of the parking standards in the city-wide Zoning By-law 569-2013 was guided by the principle that parking standards should allow only the maximum amount of automobile parking reasonably required for a given use and minimums should be avoided except where necessary to ensure equitable access. New developments will still have to provide adequate parking onsite, and not assume residents will be able to park on street.

 

The resulting recommended Amendments to the Zoning By-law will more aggressively implement Official Plan policies related to discouraging auto dependence and encouraging walking, cycling and transit over other modes of passenger travel, clarify expectations related to the provision of infrastructure to support lower parking rates and simplify the Zoning By-law. The Amendments also support the City's climate action strategy, TransformTO, and Provincial land use policies, namely the Provincial Policy Statement and the Growth Plan (2019) as amended. Among other things, the Amendments would:

  • Create two new Parking Zones to administer the recommended parking rates;
  • Group existing land uses into categories to simplify and reduce the number of parking rates;
  • Eliminate most minimum parking standards;
  • Introduce maximum parking standards where they do not already exist, for most uses;
  • Eliminate the use of Parking Occupancy Rates;
  • Maintain or increase accessible parking requirements;
  • Introduce requirements for electric vehicle infrastructure and permissions for charging equipment within required parking space dimensions;
  • Increase "short-term" bicycle parking rates for residential uses in Bicycle Zone 1 and introduce a payment-in-lieu of bicycle parking provision;
  • Amend zone-specific regulations related to parking to accommodate the replacement of parking minimums with parking maximums; and
  • Introduce other requirements to support low parking rates.

These changes will reduce the growth of the City's parking supply while allowing those who need parking to have access to it. The removal of minimum parking standards does not remove existing parking, nor prevent new parking from being built. Staff will continue to work across divisions and agencies to advance the City's policy objectives related to parking, including further revisions to the Zoning By-law and a review of the City's current approach to residential on-street parking, front yard parking and boulevard parking.

Background Information

(November 10, 2021) Report and Attachments 3 and 4 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Recommended Parking Requirements for New Development
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173150.pdf
Attachment 1 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173161.pdf
Attachment 2 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment pertaining to Payment-in-Lieu of Bicycle Parking
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173151.pdf
Attachment 5 - Consultation Summary Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173152.pdf
Attachment 6 - Diagrams of Permitted Installation Locations for EV Infrastructure
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173162.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172905.pdf
Presentation from the Program Manager Transportation Planning, City Planning on Recommended Parking Requirements for New Development
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173818.pdf

Communications

(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Michael Capotosto (PH.Main)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Davenport Triangle Residents Association (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-139885.pdf
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Mel Rapp, Rapp Optical (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140006.pdf
(November 18, 2021) E-mail from Jesse de Leon (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Richard Lyall, Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140091.pdf
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Shane Keulen (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Givertz-Steel (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Stephen de Rusett (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Yoshua Wakeham (PH.New)
(November 19, 2021) E-mail from Jovana Jankovic (PH.New)
(November 19, 2021) E-mail from Ramsey Kilani (PH.New)
(November 19, 2021) E-mail from Bilal Akhtar (PH.New)
(November 20, 2021) E-mail from Conrad Owen (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) Letter from Rick Green, Federation of South Toronto Residents' Association (FoSTRA) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140170.pdf
(November 21, 2021) E-mail from Hardik Jogi (PH.New)
(November 21, 2021) E-mail from Daven Boparai (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Luke Andrews (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Philipp Angermeyer (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) Letter from Anthony Fragale, Greenpark Group (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140171.pdf
(November 18, 2021) Letter from Jacob Dawang, More Neighbours Toronto (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140173.pdf
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Andrei Korac (PH.New)
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Keith Marshall (PH.New)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Kensington Residents Association (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-139905.pdf
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Sophie Paas-Lang (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Frank (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) Letter from Adam DaSilva, Executive Vice President, Stafford (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140266.pdf
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Simon Tran (PH.New)
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Kevin Linger (PH.New)
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Barb Moore (PH.New)
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Allen George (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Nadia Todorova, Executive Director, Residential Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140356.pdf
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Lauren Podmore (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Ene Underwood, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140374.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Philip Pothen, Ontario Environment Program Manager, Environmental Defence (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140375.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Jeremy Alter, Vice President - Construction, The Goldman Group (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140384.pdf
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Linda Brett, President, Bloor Street East Neighbourhood Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140377.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Mike Riccardi, Vice-President, Construction, Fernbrook Homes (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140380.pdf
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Vicki McGregor (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Debbie Briggs, Summerhill Residents Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140425.pdf
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Dodds (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Alexandra Simpson (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Bryan Purcell, The Atmospheric Fund (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140430.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Judy Farvolden, University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140431.pdf
(November 25, 2021) Letter from Daryl Chong, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140434.pdf
(November 25, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140438.pdf
(November 25, 2021) Letter from Michael Mestyan, Vice President, Development, Tridel Builders Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140410.pdf
(November 25, 2021) E-mail from Paul Bishop (PH.New)

Speakers

Rocky Petkov
Andy Choles, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association
Bradley Wentworth
Steven Vella
David Scrivener
Geoff Kettel, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (Fontra)
Rick Green, Federation of South Toronto Residents Associations
Councillor Paul Ainslie

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That the Planning and Housing Committee: 

 

1. Add the following bullets to Recommendation 13:

  • Review the visitor parking requirements
  • Review the Electric Vehicle requirements

2. Add the following new recommendations:

 

14. City Council direct the Chief Planner, and Executive Director to consider the impact of changes in Parking Requirements for New Development on the economic modelling underlying Toronto's Inclusionary Zoning bylaw as part of the next review of the Inclusionary Zoning by-law.

 

15. City Council request the Province of Ontario to reconsider Community Benefits Charges in light of the savings for developers and the additional demand for public transit created by the changes in Parking Requirements for New Developments.


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

1.  Amend recommendation 10, so that the recommendation reads as follows:

 

"10. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to include the following as approval conditions at the earliest opportunity in the development application and review process for all Re-Zoning, Official Plan, or Site Plan Control Applications: 

  • The Owner shall insert the advisory clause contained in Attachment 4 of this report into all purchases, agreements of purchase and sale or agreements to lease, and condominium declaration document(s) for each affected residential unit within the Development.
  • The Owner must notify the Manager, Parking and Administration, Transportation Services Division that their property located at [replace with address of development] is to be excluded from permit parking area [replace with applicable parking area]."

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That:

 

1.  The Planning and Housing Committee request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report directly to the December 15, 2021 meeting of City Council on whether to apply the proposed parking rates to any future development on Blocks 2 and 4 in Plan of Subdivision 66M-2265 for 1400 Weston Road.


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That:

 

1. The Planning and Housing Committee request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to prepare a supplementary report directly to City Council with relevant information regarding the application of the proposed parking policy for new developments in areas outside of downtown.


5 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Nov-25-2021

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o (Chair), Brad Bradford, Paula Fletcher, Frances Nunziata, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council