Item - 2022.IE29.4

Tracking Status

IE29.4 - Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan and Legion Road - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore

City Council Decision

City Council on May 11 and 12, 2022, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council endorse the Final Preferred Transportation Master Plan Network as generally shown in Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to prepare the Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan (including an Environmental Assessment Addendum for the 2010 Legion Road Extension Environmental Assessment that confirms the validity of the 2010 Environmental Assessment), based on the Final Preferred Transportation Master Plan Network, issue the Notice of Completion, and put the Transportation Master Plan in the public record in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.

 

3. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to prepare an Official Plan Amendment to reflect the planned right-of-way widths and new road connections associated with the Transportation Master Plan for a Statutory Public Meeting of the Etobicoke York Community Council, once the Transportation Master Plan is finalized.

 

4. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate, enter into and execute any requisite agreement(s) with the Owner of the Christie's site to undertake the required Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Street A at the Owner's full cost, including funding for City staff position(s), together with any security, financing or other documents required, as well as any amendment, renewal or extension thereof, on terms and conditions generally as set out in the report (April 8, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, and on such other terms and conditions acceptable to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

5. City Council deem that the Funding Agreement in Part 4 above is not subject to the Donations to the City of Toronto For Community Benefits Policy, on the basis that the Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study for Street A is in the public interest of the City and advancing the study will allow for the design of the road and grade separation to be coordinated effectively with private development in a manner consistent with the City Council-approved Christie's Secondary Plan.

 

6. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to revise the phasing strategy for Park Lawn Road, as part of preparing the Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan, to acknowledge the need to ensure adequate capacity to implement the improvements and potential need for the implementation of other north-south streets (Legion Road Extension or the proposed New North-South Street), or segments thereof, prior to reduction of capacity on Park Lawn Road, or segments thereof.

 

7. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake a Neighbourhood Mobility Plan for the Humber Bay Shores neighbourhood, between Lake Shore Boulevard West and Marine Parade Drive, and the Sunnylea neighbourhood along Park Lawn Road and Prince Edward Drive, between The Queensway and Bloor Street West, and to report back by the second quarter of 2023 with an update on any appropriate traffic calming measures and any other operational improvements deemed suitable to address pedestrian and cyclist safety, cut-through vehicle traffic, excessive vehicular speeding and traffic volumes.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 8, 2022) Report and Attachments 1-2 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan and Legion Road - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224367.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 19, 2022) E-mail from Cyd Barley (IE.Supp)
(April 20, 2022) E-mail from Anna Reggio (IE.Supp)
(April 25, 2022) Letter from Submitted by Sonam Vashisth on behalf of Alison Stewart, Senior Advocacy Manager, Cycle Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-149236.pdf
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Mark Frew (IE.Supp)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to revise the phasing strategy for Park Lawn Road, as part of preparing the Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan, to acknowledge the need to ensure adequate capacity to implement the improvements and potential need for the implementation of other north-south streets (Legion Road Extension or the proposed New North-South Street), or segments thereof, prior to reduction of capacity on Park Lawn Road, or segments thereof.

 

2. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake a Neighbourhood Mobility Plan for the Humber Bay Shores neighbourhood, between Lake Shore Boulevard West and Marine Parade Drive, and the Sunnylea neighbourhood along Park Lawn Road and Prince Edward Drive, between The Queensway and Bloor Street West, and to report back by the second quarter of 2023 with an update on any appropriate traffic calming measures and any other operational improvements deemed suitable to address pedestrian and cyclist safety, cut-through vehicle traffic, excessive vehicular speeding and traffic volumes.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-11-2022 5:45 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE29.4 - Grimes - motion 1 - Part 1
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Mike Colle, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-11-2022 5:46 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE29.4 - Grimes - motion 1 - Part 2
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Mike Colle, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

IE29.4 - Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan and Legion Road - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council endorse the Final Preferred Transportation Master Plan Network as generally shown in Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to prepare the Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan (including an Environmental Assessment Addendum for the 2010 Legion Road Extension Environmental Assessment that confirms the validity of the 2010 Environmental Assessment), based on the Final Preferred Transportation Master Plan Network, issue the Notice of Completion, and put the Transportation Master Plan in the public record in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.

 

3. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to prepare an Official Plan Amendment to reflect the planned right-of-way widths and new road connections associated with the Transportation Master Plan for a Statutory Public Meeting of the Etobicoke York Community Council, once the Transportation Master Plan is finalized.

 

4. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate, enter into and execute any requisite agreement(s) with the Owner of the Christie's site to undertake the required Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Street A at the Owner's full cost, including funding for City staff position(s), together with any security, financing or other documents required, as well as any amendment, renewal or extension thereof, on terms and conditions generally as set out in the report (April 8, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, and on such other terms and conditions acceptable to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

5. City Council deems that the funding agreement recommended in Recommendation 4 above is not subject to the Donations to the City of Toronto For Community Benefits Policy, on the basis that the Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study for Street A is in the public interest of the City and advancing the study will allow for the design of the road and grade separation to be coordinated effectively with private development in a manner consistent with the Council-approved Christie's Secondary Plan.

Origin

(April 8, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The Park Lawn Road and Lake Shore Boulevard West area is a vibrant waterfront community that has experienced considerable growth over the last two decades and is set to continue to transform and intensify with the revitalization of the former Christie's cookie factory site into a transit-supportive, mixed-use residential and employment district anchored by a new transit hub, as adopted by City Council in May 2021.

 

Continued growth in the area results in the need for new and improved multi-modal transportation infrastructure that accommodates people of all ages and abilities, and to complement the planned transit hub consisting of the new Park Lawn GO Station and new streetcar loop internal to the Christie's site that will connect to a dedicated streetcar right-of-way on Lake Shore Boulevard West.

 

At the direction of City Council, Transportation Services initiated the Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan in 2016 as a comprehensive transportation study to plan for the required transportation infrastructure in the area. The Transportation Master Plan was put on hold from 2017 to 2019 pending City Council's decision on the land use of the Christie's site, and was reinitiated at Council's direction in 2019 in tandem with the Christie's Planning Study.

 

The Transportation Master Plan is completing phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process - establishing a long-term transportation vision for the area, including reassessing the previously completed Environmental Assessment for the Legion Road Extension.

 

City Council considered an interim staff report in July 2021 which provided an update on the Transportation Master Plan, and sought Council direction to undertake stakeholder and public engagement on the preliminary preferred network presented in the report. The interim report also provided a status update on the Legion Road Extension and outlined next steps to finalize the Transportation Master Plan.

 

This report summarizes stakeholder and public feedback received since July 2021, recommends a final preferred Transportation Master Plan network for Council's endorsement, outlines an implementation plan with high-level order of magnitude cost estimates, provides a status update on the Legion Road Extension, and seeks direction on a number of next steps to begin implementing the Transportation Master Plan.

 

Key next steps include completing phases 3 and 4 of the Environmental Assessment process for Street A and the preliminary design of the Legion Road Extension. Street A is required to support Phase 1 of the Christie's redevelopment and the proposed Park Lawn GO Station. City staff have been working with the Owner of the Christie's site on a proposal to have the developer complete the Environmental Assessment, at their expense, as part of an integrated planning process with their Plan of Subdivision application.

 

This report seeks authority for the General Manager, Transportation Services and City Solicitor to enter into any requisite legal agreement(s) with the Owner of the Christie's site to complete the Environmental Assessment on terms and conditions acceptable to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Background Information

(April 8, 2022) Report and Attachments 1-2 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan and Legion Road - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224367.pdf

Communications

(April 19, 2022) E-mail from Cyd Barley (IE.Supp)
(April 20, 2022) E-mail from Anna Reggio (IE.Supp)
(April 25, 2022) Letter from Submitted by Sonam Vashisth on behalf of Alison Stewart, Senior Advocacy Manager, Cycle Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-149236.pdf
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Mark Frew (IE.Supp)

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council