Item - 2023.MM7.24

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 14, 2023 without amendments.

MM7.24 - Mitigating Disruption of Betty Sutherland Trail Closure - by Councillor Shelley Carroll, seconded by Councillor Jon Burnside

Decision Type:
17 - Don Valley North

City Council Decision

City Council on June 14 and 15, 2023, adopted the following:


1. City Council request the Ministry of Transportation, in consultation with appropriate City Divisions, to investigate alternatives to the trail closure, including:


a. providing alternative routes for pedestrian and cyclist access under the Highway 401; and


b. exploring opportunities to open the trail for special events such as the Annual North York General Hospital Rally in the Ravine.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(June 13, 2023) Letter from Alison Stewart, Director, Advocacy and Public Policy, Cycle Toronto (MM.New)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM7.24 be referred to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
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