Item - 2023.TE9.45

Tracking Status

  • City Council considered this item on December 13, 2023 and referred this item to an official or another committee or body. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the referral.
  • This item was considered by Toronto and East York Community Council on November 15, 2023. It is being forwarded to City Council without recommendations. It will be considered by City Council on December 13, 2023.

TE9.45 - 1404-1428 Yonge Street - Construction Staging Area

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Referred
Ward:
12 - Toronto - St. Paul's

City Council Decision

City Council on December 13, 14, and 15, 2023, referred Item TE9.45 to the January 24, 2024 meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council.

Background Information (Community Council)

(October 30, 2023) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services on 1404-1428 Yonge Street - Construction Staging Area
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-240365.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(December 4, 2023) E-mail from Stephen Job (CC.Main)
(December 12, 2023) Letter from Alison Stewart, Director, Advocacy and Public Policy, Cycle Toronto (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-174248.pdf
(December 12, 2023) E-mail from Rob Wanless (CC.Supp)
(December 11, 2023) Multiple Communications from 131 Individuals received from December 11, 2023 at 7:02 p.m. to December 12, 2023 at 11:55 a.m. (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-174287.pdf
(December 11, 2023) E-mail from Stuart Rogers (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2023) Letter from Holly Reid and Robin Richardson, Yonge4All (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-174257.pdf
(December 12, 2023) E-mail from Jacky Kennedy (CC.New)
(December 12, 2023) Letter from Lee Scott, Member Steering Committee, Walk Toronto (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-174262.pdf
(December 12, 2023) E-mail from Michael Tompkins (CC.New)
(December 12, 2023) Multiple Communications from 20 Individuals received from December 12, 2023 at 12:39 p.m. to December 12, 2023 at 5:40 p.m. (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-174289.pdf
(December 13, 2023) E-mail from Carmen Jones (CC.New)
(December 13, 2023) E-mail from Michael Black (CC.New)
(December 13, 2023) E-mail from Orlando Soler (CC.New)
(December 13, 2023) E-mail from Chris Adams (CC.New)
(December 12, 2023) E-mail from Siri Hansen (CC.New)
(December 12, 2023) E-mail from Marco Lo (CC.New)
(December 12, 2023) E-mail from Robert Zaichkowski (CC.New)
(December 12, 2023) E-mail from Susan Watt (CC.New)
(December 12, 2023) E-mail from Anne Fleming (CC.New)
(December 12, 2023) E-mail from Eduard Ionescu (CC.New)
(December 12, 2023) E-mail from Lars Bryan (CC.New)
(December 12, 2023) E-mail from Mitch Goodman (CC.New)
(December 12, 2023) E-mail from Hailey Mae (CC.New)
(December 13, 2023) E-mail from Geoff Kettel (CC.New)
(December 13, 2023) E-mail from Caitlin Smith (CC.New)
(December 13, 2023) E-mail from David Louie (CC.New)
(December 14, 2023) E-mail from Ben Russell (CC.New)
(December 13, 2023) E-mail from Dafne Gokcen (CC.New)
(December 13, 2023) E-mail from David Eaglesham (CC.New)
(December 13, 2023) E-mail from Kristina Stockwood (CC.New)
(December 13, 2023) E-mail from Erica Walker (CC.New)

Motions (City Council)

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

That consideration of Item TE9.45 headed, "1404-1428 Yonge Street - Construction Staging Area" be referred to the January 24, 2024 meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council.

TE9.45 - 1404-1428 Yonge Street - Construction Staging Area

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Without Recs
Ward:
12 - Toronto - St. Paul's

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council forwards the Item to City Council without recommendations.

Origin

(October 30, 2023) Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Yonge Street, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

YSC Development Corp is constructing a 50-storey condominium building at 1404-1428 Yonge Street. The site is located on the west side of Yonge Street between St Clair Avenue West and Farnham Avenue.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to close the west sidewalk, the southbound bike lane, a portion of the southbound lane, and the northbound bike lane on Yonge Street for a period of 35 months, from November 30, 2023 to October 31, 2026 to facilitate construction staging operations. Pedestrian movements on the west side of Yonge Street, abutting the site, will be maintained in a minimum 1.8 metre-wide covered and protected walkway. The southbound and northbound bike lanes will be closed, and signage will be posted informing cyclists the bike lane ends in advance of the construction staging area and shared lane pavement markings will be installed advising cyclists and motorists to merge into a single traffic lane in the vicinity of the work zone.

 

The construction staging area will result in the loss of four parking machine on-street spaces on the west side of Yonge Street.

Background Information

(October 30, 2023) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services on 1404-1428 Yonge Street - Construction Staging Area
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-240365.pdf

Motions

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

That:

 

1. Toronto and East York Community Council amend Recommendation 1 by deleting the date "October 31, 2026" and inserting the date "May 31, 2025", so that it now reads:

 

1. City Council authorize the closure of the west sidewalk, the southbound and northbound bike lanes, and a 2.8 metre wide portion of the southbound lane on Yonge Street, between a point 103 metres south of St Clair Avenue West and a point 47 metres further south and provision of a temporary pedestrian walkway within the closed portion of the southbound lane, from November 30, 2023 to May 31, 2025.

 

2. Toronto and East York Community Council add the following new Recommendation:

 

City Council direct the applicant to assess the feasibility of reducing their construction staging area and report back to the Councillor and the City's Work Zone Coordinator, in advance of any City Council extension approval beyond May 31, 2025.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Chris Moise (Carried)

Motion to Reconsider Item moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, the Toronto and East York Community Council reconsider Item TE9.45.


Motion to forward item Without Recommendations moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That the item be forwarded to City Council without recommendation.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council