Item - 2023.IE7.2

Tracking Status

IE7.2 - Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on November 8 and 9, 2023, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council amend Appendix C: Construction Hubs to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 743, Streets and Sidewalks, Use Of, to include new construction hubs in wards 3, 8 and 19 and the expansion of four (4) existing construction hubs generally as set out in Revised Appendix 1 (amended 2) to the supplementary report (November 7, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, as amended by Part 2 below, and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor or General Manager, Transportation Services, in order to give effect to City Council's decision. 

 

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to extend the northerly boundary limits of the East Harbour Construction Hub to Gerrard Street East to capture the Joint Corridor Project with Metrolinx in this area, and amend the revised Appendix 1 (amended 2) - Construction Hubs, Amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 743, by replacing the previous East Harbour Construction Hub boundaries with the following boundaries:

 

East Harbour Construction Hub

 

The area bounded by and including frontages on*:

 

- Carlaw Avenue, from Gerrard Street East to Commissioners Street
- Commissioners Street, from Carlaw Avenue to the eastern edge of the Turning Basin
- The eastern edge of the Turning Basin, from Commissioners Street to Unwin Avenue
- Unwin Avenue, from the eastern edge of the Turning Basin to Lake Ontario
- Lake Ontario, from Unwin Avenue to the Keating Channel
- Cherry Street, from the Keating Channel to Eastern Avenue
- Eastern Avenue, from Cherry Street to the Don River
- The Don River at Gerrard Street East to Carlaw Avenue at Gerrard Street East


* Where any portion of a permit area or location falls within a Construction Hub, applicable permit  fees will be calculated as if the entire permit area or location is within a Construction Hub. 

 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate, enter into and execute an agreement with the Toronto Police Services Board for the use of callback police officers and special constables to expand the Traffic Agent Program as required, generally upon such terms and conditions as described in the report (October 11, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, and upon such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to take all reasonable measures to recruit and train Traffic Agents to the extent necessary to expand the Traffic Agent Program as generally as described in the report (October 11, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, and upon such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

5. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to propose where feasible, in the first quarter of 2024, a fee increase for road encroachment permits that slow vehicular traffic on Toronto Transit Commission bus routes, to take into full account the measures necessary to overcome their adverse impacts on the timeliness and reliability of Toronto Transit Commission service, as well as on the safety of vulnerable road users.

 

6. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to ensure that Traffic Agents are trained and instructed, throughout the course of their duties on giving priority emphasis to vulnerable road users, with specific focus on accessibility needs, and on transit vehicles when implementing the Traffic Agent program.

 

7. City Council request the Toronto Parking Authority to relocate any electric vehicle charging infrastructure that is located in a “rush hour no parking” zone to a nearby location that is not located in a “rush hour no parking” zone.

 

8. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the January 9, 2024 meeting of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee with:

 

a. measures that can be implemented to improve way-finding on long term road closures, including but not limited to pavement markings and better signage, reducing the need for temporary measures on sidewalks such as displaceable pylons; and

 

b. measures that can be implemented to improve way-finding on short-term road closures for utility construction and special events, including but not limited to better signage, to direct drivers and pedestrians to alternate routes and improve traffic flow. 
 

9. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to include in the report to the January 9, 2024 Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

 

a. the feasibility of an increase or additional fee to road occupation permits to contribute towards the cost of managing congestion caused by road and sidewalk occupations; and

 

b. a plan to consult with road users and advocacy groups including Cycle Toronto, Canadian Automobile Association, Walk Toronto, Toronto Transit Commission Riders, and others on the Congestion Management Plan, and to include how feedback will be captured, incorporated into future reports, and reported to City Council. 

 

10. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee, semi-annually, beginning on January 9, 2024, on the status of congestion in the City of Toronto and the implementation of the Congestion Management Plan.

 

11. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure Services to further enhance and expand the existing capital coordination programs and report back in the second quarter of 2024 with an approach to this work that improves integration across major capital projects, enhances oversight and accountability and streamline processes. 

 

12. City Council direct the City Manager to request the Province of Ontario to make the necessary amendments to the Highway Traffic Act that will essentially enable all municipalities the ability to leverage automated enforcement technology for offences related to vehicles improperly stopping within intersections. 

Background Information (Committee)

(October 11, 2023) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239866.pdf
Appendix 1 - Construction Hubs, Amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 743 on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239868.pdf
Appendix 2 - Queen Street Streetcar Line 501 - Signal Timing Changes Intersection List on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239869.pdf
Appendix 3 - Transit Signal Priority Locations Map on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239881.pdf
Appendix 4 - Traffic Agent Typical Support Locations Map on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239883.pdf
Appendix 5 - Proposed Special Event Zones Map on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239885.pdf
Appendix 6 - Congestion Management Plan Historical Summary on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239871.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(November 7, 2023) Supplementary Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026 (IE7.2a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-240533.pdf
Revised Appendix 1 (amended 2) - Construction Hubs, Amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 743
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-240633.pdf
Revised Appendix 1 (amended) - Construction Hubs, Amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 743
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-240592.pdf
Appendix 1 (amended) - Construction Hubs, Amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 743
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-240564.pdf
Appendix 2 - Functional Org Chart-Traffic Event Management
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-240534.pdf
Appendix 3 - Construction Hub Maps
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-240565.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(October 18, 2023) E-mail from Gabe Hayos (IE.Supp)
(October 19, 2023) E-mail from Walter Lis (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2023) E-mail from Zsuzsanna Lichner (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2023) E-mail from Jun Nogami (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2023) Multiple Communications from 104 Individuals (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173174.pdf
(October 24, 2023) Letter from Oliver Hierlihy, Director, Operations, Waterfront Business Investment Area (BIA) (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173184.pdf
(October 24, 2023) Letter from Alison Stewart, Cycle Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173187.pdf
(October 24, 2023) Letter from Lee Scott, Walk Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173177.pdf
(October 25, 2023) Multiple Communications from 18 Individuals (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173194.pdf
(October 25, 2023) Letter from Jessica Spieker Spokesperson, Friends and Families for Safe Streets (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173204.pdf
(October 25, 2023) Letter from Shelagh Pizey-Allen, TTCriders (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173205.pdf
(October 25, 2023) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.New)
(October 25, 2023) Multiple Communications from 3 Individuals (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173216.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(October 27, 2023) E-mail from Nathalie NoŽl (CC.Supp)
(November 5, 2023) E-mail from Bob Ciborowski (CC.Supp)
(November 5, 2023) E-mail from Bob Ciborowski (CC.Supp)
(November 3, 2023) Submission from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp)
(October 26, 2023) E-mail from Christine Gebel (CC.Supp)
(October 28, 2023) E-mail from Despina Melohe (CC.Supp)
(October 25, 2023) E-mail from Francesca Colussi (CC.Supp)
(October 26, 2023) E-mail from Martina Betkova (CC.Supp)
(October 25, 2023) E-mail from Megan Bontrager (CC.Supp)
(October 30, 2023) E-mail from Paul Clarke (CC.Supp)
(October 26, 2023) E-mail from Rob Howard (CC.Supp)
(October 25, 2023) E-mail from Tanya Bruce (CC.Supp)
(October 27, 2023) E-mail from Vanessa Gentile (CC.Supp)
(October 25, 2023) E-mail from Vickram Jain (CC.Supp)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Brad Bradford (Carried)

That City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure Services to further enhance and expand the existing capital coordination programs and report back in the second quarter of 2024 with an approach to this work that improves integration across major capital projects, enhances oversight and accountability and streamline processes.


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Chris Moise (Carried)

That City Council amend Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 7 by adding the following new part b so that it now reads as follows:


7. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report to the January 9, 2024 meting of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee with:

 

a. Measures that can be implemented to improve way-finding on long term road closures, including but not limited to pavement markings and better signage, reducing the need for temporary measures on sidewalks such as displaceable pylons.

 

b. Measures that can be implemented to improve way-finding on short term road closures for utility construction and special events, including but not limited to better signage, to direct drivers and pedestrians to alternate routes and improve traffic flow.


3a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

1. That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to include in the report to the January 9, 2024 Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

 

a. the feasibility of an increase or additional fee to road occupation permits to contribute towards the cost of managing congestion caused by road and sidewalk occupations; and

 

b. a plan to consult with road users and advocacy groups including Cycle Toronto, Canadian Automobile Association, Walk Toronto, Toronto Transit Commission Riders, and others on the Congestion Management Plan, and to include how feedback will be captured, incorporated into future reports, and reported to City Council.


3b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to extend the northerly boundary limits of the East Harbour Construction Hub to Gerrard Street East to capture the Joint Corridor Project with Metrolinx in this area, and amend the revised Appendix 1 (amended 2) - Construction Hubs, Amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 743, by replacing the previous East Harbour Construction Hub boundaries with the following boundaries:

 

East Harbour Construction Hub

 

The area bounded by and including frontages on*:

  • Carlaw Avenue, from Gerrard Street East to Commissioners Street

  • Commissioners Street, from Carlaw Avenue to the eastern edge of the Turning Basin

  • The eastern edge of the Turning Basin, from Commissioners Street to Unwin Avenue

  • Unwin Avenue, from the eastern edge of the Turning Basin to Lake Ontario

  • Lake Ontario, from Unwin Avenue to the Keating Channel

  • Cherry Street, from the Keating Channel to Eastern Avenue

  • Eastern Avenue, from Cherry Street to the Don River

  • The Don River at Gerrard Street East to Carlaw Avenue at Gerrard Street East

* Where any portion of a permit area or location falls within a Construction Hub, applicable permit  fees will be calculated as if the entire permit area or location is within a Construction Hub. 


4 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Carried)

REVISED

 

That City Council adopt the following recommendations in the supplementary report (November 7, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services [IE7.2a], amended to read as follows:

 

1. City Council delete Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 1 and replace with the following:

 

1. City Council amend Appendix C: Construction Hubs to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 743, Streets and Sidewalks, Use Of, to include new construction hubs in wards 3, 8 and 19 and the expansion of four (4) existing construction hubs generally as set out in Revised Appendix 1 (amended 2) to the supplementary report (November 7, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor or General Manager, Transportation Services, in order to give effect to City Council's decision.

 

2. City Council direct the City Manager to request the Province of Ontario to make the necessary amendments to the Highway Traffic Act that will essentially enable all municipalities the ability to leverage automated enforcement technology for offences related to vehicles improperly stopping within intersections.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

IE7.2 - Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

 The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Appendix C: Construction Hubs to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 743, Streets and Sidewalks, Use Of, to include new construction hubs in wards 3, 8 and 19 and the expansion of four (4) existing construction hubs generally as set out in Appendix 1 to the report (October 11, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor or General Manager, Transportation Services, in order to give effect to City Council's decision.

 

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate, enter into and execute an agreement with Toronto Police Services Board for the use of callback police officers and special constables to expand the Traffic Agent Program as required, generally upon such terms and conditions as described in the report (October 11, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, and upon such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to take all reasonable measures to recruit and train Traffic Agents to the extent necessary to expand the Traffic Agent Program as generally as described in the report (October 11, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, and upon such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to propose where feasible, in the first quarter of 2024, a fee increase for road encroachment permits that slow vehicular traffic on Toronto Transit Commission bus routes, to take into full account the measures necessary to overcome their adverse impacts on the timeliness and reliability of Toronto Transit Commission service, as well as on the safety of vulnerable road users.

 

5. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to ensure that Traffic Agents are trained and instructed, throughout the course of their duties on giving priority emphasis to vulnerable road users, with specific focus on accessibility needs, and on transit vehicles when implementing the Traffic Agent program.

 

6. City Council request the Toronto Parking Authority to relocate any electric vehicle charging infrastructure that is located in a “rush hour no parking” zone to a nearby location that is not located in a “rush hour no parking” zone.

 

7. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report to the January 9, 2024 Infrastructure and Environment Committee with:

 

a. Measures that can be implemented to improve way-finding on long term road closures, including but not limited to pavement markings and better signage, reducing the need for temporary measures on sidewalks such as displaceable pylons.
 

8. City Council request that the General Manager, Transportation Services, report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee, semi-annually, beginning on January 9, 2024, on the status of congestion in the City of Toronto and the implementation of the Congestion Management Plan.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

 

1. Requested the General Manager, Transportation Services, provide a supplementary report directly to the November 8, 9 and 10, 2023 City Council meeting covering:

 

a. The status of work regarding MM5.26 "Don't Block the Box," requesting increased fines and best practices for "don’t block the box" solutions beyond an increased fine, including the feasibility of expanding the red light camera program;


b. The structure of the dedicated event management team and construction coordination teams; and


c. The relationship with the Province of Ontario around events coordination and congestion management.

 

The General Manager, Transportation Services, and the Director, Traffic Management, gave a presentation on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026.

Origin

(October 11, 2023) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The City is facing an unprecedented amount of construction road closures creating congestion issues for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians and surface street transit. There has also been a significant demand for special events in the City post-pandemic with the needs for road closures and more comprehensive traffic management strategies to minimize the impacts. This situation emphasizes the demand for better coordination of access to the right-of-way and the need for improved traffic management overall to help mitigate the impacts of congestion while maintaining safety for all road users.

 

The Congestion Management Plan was originally adopted by City Council in 2013 and was updated in November of 2015 to cover the period 2016 through 2020. In 2020 City Council adopted Congestion Management Plan 2021-25 Interim Action Plan.

 

This report serves as an update to the Congestion Management Plan and refocuses on four (4) key target objectives to address the current congestion issues facing the City:

 

-  Leveraging Technology to Better Coordinate Construction on City Streets and expanding the Construction Hub program

 

-  Establishing a dedicated traffic management team that will work with stakeholders such as Toronto Police Services, Toronto Parking Authority, Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx GO, the Office of Emergency Management and City Councillors to improve traffic management planning efforts around major events while also coordinating with ongoing construction

 

-  Providing increased traffic management support for surface street transit for both Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx GO to help mitigate the impacts of construction related route diversions

 

-  Investigating Intelligent Transportation Systems, including Artificial Intelligence and Internet-of-Things technology to better optimize traffic signal operations to help all modes move more efficiently and safely with less delay around the City. 

 

The report outlines each of the measures and programs as well as the required Council actions to advance specific aspects of the plan.

Background Information

(October 11, 2023) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239866.pdf
Appendix 1 - Construction Hubs, Amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 743 on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239868.pdf
Appendix 2 - Queen Street Streetcar Line 501 - Signal Timing Changes Intersection List on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239869.pdf
Appendix 3 - Transit Signal Priority Locations Map on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239881.pdf
Appendix 4 - Traffic Agent Typical Support Locations Map on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239883.pdf
Appendix 5 - Proposed Special Event Zones Map on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239885.pdf
Appendix 6 - Congestion Management Plan Historical Summary on Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239871.pdf

Communications

(October 18, 2023) E-mail from Gabe Hayos (IE.Supp)
(October 19, 2023) E-mail from Walter Lis (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2023) E-mail from Zsuzsanna Lichner (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2023) E-mail from Jun Nogami (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2023) Multiple Communications from 104 Individuals (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173174.pdf
(October 24, 2023) Letter from Oliver Hierlihy, Director, Operations, Waterfront Business Investment Area (BIA) (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173184.pdf
(October 24, 2023) Letter from Alison Stewart, Cycle Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173187.pdf
(October 24, 2023) Letter from Lee Scott, Walk Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173177.pdf
(October 25, 2023) Multiple Communications from 18 Individuals (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173194.pdf
(October 25, 2023) Letter from Jessica Spieker Spokesperson, Friends and Families for Safe Streets (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173204.pdf
(October 25, 2023) Letter from Shelagh Pizey-Allen, TTCriders (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173205.pdf
(October 25, 2023) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.New)
(October 25, 2023) Multiple Communications from 3 Individuals (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173216.pdf

Speakers

Alison Stewart, Cycle Toronto
Adam Rodgers
Hamish Wilson
Adam Cohoon

Motions

1a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Dianne Saxe (Carried)

That the Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommend that:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to take all reasonable measures to recruit and train Traffic Agents to the extent necessary to expand the Traffic Agent Program as generally as described in the report (October 11, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, and upon such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to propose where feasible, in the first quarter of 2024, a fee increase for road encroachment permits that slow vehicular traffic on Toronto Transit Commission bus routes, to take into full account the measures necessary to overcome their adverse impacts on the timeliness and reliability of Toronto Transit Commission service, as well as on the safety of vulnerable road users.

 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to ensure that Traffic Agents are trained and instructed, throughout the course of their duties on giving priority emphasis to vulnerable road users, with specific focus on accessibility needs, and on transit vehicles when implementing the Traffic Agent program.


1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Dianne Saxe (Carried)

That the Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Toronto Parking Authority to relocate any electric vehicle charging infrastructure that is located in a “rush hour no parking” zone to a nearby location that is not located in a “rush hour no parking” zone.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Carried)

That the Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. The General Manager, Transportation Services, provide a supplementary report directly to the November 8, 9 and 10, 2023 City Council meeting covering:

 

a. The status of work regarding MM5.26 "Don't Block the Box," requesting increased fines and best practices for "don’t block the box" solutions beyond an increased fine, including the feasibility of expanding the red light camera program;


b. The structure of the dedicated event management team and construction coordination teams; and


c. The relationship with the Province of Ontario around events coordination and congestion management.
 

2. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report to the January 9, 2024 Infrastructure and Environment Committee with:

 

a. Measures that can be implemented to improve way-finding on long term road closures, including but not limited to pavement markings and better signage, reducing the need for temporary measures on sidewalks such as displaceable pylons.
 

3. City Council request that the General Manager, Transportation Services, report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee, semi-annually, beginning on January 9, 2024, on the status of congestion in the City of Toronto and the implementation of the Congestion Management Plan.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council