Item - 2024.TE14.38

Tracking Status

TE14.38 - Avenue Road Study - Interim Update and Proposed Site-Specific Road Safety Improvements

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
11 - University - Rosedale

City Council Decision

City Council on June 26 and 27, 2024, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council prohibit northbound and southbound U-turn movements at all times on Avenue Road, between Dupont Street Roxborough Street West and Macpherson Avenue. 

 

2. City Council designate the westerly southbound lane on Avenue Road, between Dupont Street and a point 50 metres north for southbound right-turns only, buses and bicycles excepted. 

 

3. City Council authorize the installation of an intersection pedestrian signal at a mid-block location near 215 Avenue Road, between Pears Avenue and Roxborough Street West. 

 

4. City Council authorize the installation of road safety improvements on Avenue Road between Davenport Road and Dupont Street, as generally outlined in Attachment 3 to the supplementary report (June 19, 2024) from the Director, Planning, Design and Management, Transportation Services. 

 

5. City Council delegate, despite any City of Toronto By-law to the contrary, to the General Manager, Transportation Services, until November 1, 2027, for the purposes of implementing and then addressing operational and safety issues that may arise in relation to the projects identified in Parts 2 to 4 above, the authority to implement changes and submit directly to City Council any necessary bills for by-law amendments to the Schedules to City of Toronto Code Chapters on the streets and within the parameters as identified in Attachment 4 to the report (May 24, 2024) from the Director, Planning, Design and Management, Transportation Services, such that the by-laws submitted be made permanent on November 1, 2027.   

 

6. City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect to the Council's decision, including the introduction in Council of any and all bills that may be required.

 

7. City Council enact the parking by-law amendments to convert any on-street paid parking locations on Avenue Road, between the CN Rail Line and Davenport Road, to Mobile Only Zones, generally as set out in Attachments 5 and 6 to the supplementary report (June 19, 2024) from the Director, Planning, Design and Management, Transportation Services.

 

8. City Council request the Director, Planning, Design and Management, Transportation Services, to monitor and mitigate traffic infiltration through nearby residential streets by conducting traffic counts and observations, identifying and recommending actions to mitigate neighbourhood traffic infiltration, where appropriate, and publishing data and updates on the project webpage.

Background Information (Community Council)

(June 4, 2024) Revised Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Director, Planning, Design and Management, Transportation Services on Avenue Road Study - Interim Update and Proposed Site-Specific Road Safety Improvements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-246364.pdf
(May 24, 2024) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Director, Planning, Design and Management, Transportation Services on Avenue Road Study - Interim Update and Proposed Site-Specific Road Safety Improvements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-246147.pdf
Attachment 1 to motion 1b by Councillor Dianne Saxe
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-246475.pdf
Attachment 2 to motion 1b by Councillor Dianne Saxe
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-246476.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(June 19, 2024) Supplementary report from the Director, Planning, Design and Management, Transportation Services on Supplementary Report: Avenue Road Study - Interim Update and Proposed Site-Specific Road Safety Improvements (TE14.38a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-246796.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(June 3, 2024) E-mail from Chris Jackson (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Gideon Forman (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Anne Levenston (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Pym Buitenhuis and Murray Campbell, Co-presidents, Rathnelly Area Residentsí Association (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180311.pdf
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Mike Liebrock (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Andrew Fortier (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Max Dublin (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from John R. Mitchell (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from Joseph Vital (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from Edward Truant (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from James Mcleod (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from Stephanie Moy (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) Letter from Graeme Kennedy, Tenblock (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180337.pdf
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Merrill Barber (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Sean Clarke (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Chris Oliver (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Judith Shaver (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Elliot Van Woundenberg (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Wilma Spence (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from James Barker (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Holly Reid (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Andreas Witz (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Barbara Nichol (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Nancy Neale (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Cathy Park (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Kate Wild (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Adrian Leemhuis (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from James Macfarlane (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Brydon Gombay (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Barbara Captijn (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Joost Captijn (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Julia Robinson (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Arthur Klimowicz (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Michael Carter (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Laura Brocklebank (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from David Brill (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from Jennifer Dickie (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from Piotr Sepski (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from Pearl Langer (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from George Hanus (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) Letter from Christine Dingemans, Marilyn Tait Mcclellan, Cathy Carnevali, Kathryn Holden, Bay Cloverhill Community Association Executive (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180368.pdf
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Maribeth Solomon (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Paul Doyle (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Al Manchee (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Jason Leopold (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Pauline Thompson (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from David C Rich (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Carol Gray (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Robert Feeley (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) Letter from Robin Richardson, Spokesperson for Yonge4All (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180345.pdf
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Burton Kramer (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) Letter from Kim Hinton, St. Clare's Multifaith Housing Society (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180376.pdf
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Sandra Hamilton (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Marjorie Dumbrell (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Jan Gould (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from William A Fillmore (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Patricia Farquharson (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Trevor Townsend (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Jay Gould (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Emma Burns (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Sheila Hockin (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Susie Kacaba (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Rebecca Macdonald (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Michael Easterbrook (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Luben Blagoev (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Pauline Thompson (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Natasha Glossop (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Kim Enns (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Martti Paloheimo (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from Robert K. Schwartz (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) E-mail from Wendy Basian (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Candace Seguinot (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Lorraine Dal Cin (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Anna Prodanou (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Mark Smith (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Susan Raphael (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Andrew Hurlbut (TE.Supp)
(June 3, 2024) Letter from Ian Carmichael, ABC Residents Association, Henry Wiercinski, Annex Residents Association, and Mary Helen Spence and Arlene Desjardin, Avenue Road Safety Coalition (ARSC) (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180402.pdf
(June 9, 2024) Letter from Dylan Reid, on behalf of Walk Toronto (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180415.pdf
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Liis Palmer (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) E-mail from Martha Wilder (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) Letter from Sam Vise (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) E-mail from Adam Rodgers (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) E-mail from Catherine Ann Kerwin (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) Letter from Deborah Briggs, President, Summerhill Residents Association (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180404.pdf
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Katelyn Hermant (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Heather Cartwright (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Tracy Warne (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Michael Saban (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Susan Stock (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Richard J Guy (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from JG Bentley (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Lianne Miller (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Elliott Cappell (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from John and Jeanie Ritchie (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Chris Wallace (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Susan Stock (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Michele Chandler (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) Letter from Ian Carmichael and John Caliendo, Co-Chairs, The ABC Residents Association (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180438.pdf
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Sean Mccowan (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Natasha Moore (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Mark McQueen (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Jonathan Schwarz (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Donna Davey (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Norman Anderson (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Lorraine Dal Cin (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Anne Marie Crescenzi (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Barbara Murchie (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Nina Lester (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) E-mail from Alice Court (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Burton and Irene Kramer (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Liis Palmer (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from James Mcleod (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Sue Thompson (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) Letter from Derek Coss, AMICA Senior Lifestyles (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180465.pdf
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Robert Zaichkowski (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) Letter from Albert Koehl, Toronto Community Bikeways Coalition (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180432.pdf
(June 10, 2024) Letter from Cathie Macdonald, Deer Park Residents Group (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180466.pdf
(June 10, 2024) Letter from Scott Sandler (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Sarah Ferris (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Maribeth Solomon (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Susan Blanchard (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Daniel and Amanda Owen (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Al Cummings (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Maribeth Solomon (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) E-mail from Elizabeth Hallerman (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Eve Giannini (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Maria Makriyannis (TE.New)
(June 9, 2024) E-mail from Theo Makriyannis (TE.New)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Stephen Dembroski (TE.New)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Brock Howes (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Al Pearson (TE.New)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Chiara Fergusson (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from David Allgood (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) Submission from David Leinster, The Planning Partnership (TE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180513.pdf
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Peggy Molloy (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Emma Watson (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Alain Meloche (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Jimmy Molloy (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Beth Landau-Halpern (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Noelle Pepperall (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Karen Walsh (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Patrick Whitley (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Sam Vise (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Elizabeth Kaegi (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from David Bluestein, Ramsden Park Dog Owners Association (TE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180547.pdf
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from John Hogarth (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Bruce McDougall (TE.New)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Liz Ridout (TE.New)

Communications (City Council)

(June 10, 2024) Letter from Andrea Goldfarb, Principal, Brown Junior Public School (CC.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/cc/comm/communicationfile-180921.pdf
(June 24, 2024) Letter from Ian Carmichael and John Caliendo, Co-Chairs, The ABC Residents Association (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/cc/comm/communicationfile-181216.pdf
(June 24, 2024) Letter from MH Spence and Arlene Dejardins, The Avenue Road Safety Coalition (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/cc/comm/communicationfile-181110.pdf
(June 24, 2024) Letter from Rita Bilerman, Chair, Annex Residentsí Association (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/cc/comm/communicationfile-181125.pdf
(June 24, 2024) Letter from Alan Baker, President and Paul Bedford Director, Community Planning, Greater Yorkville Residentsí Association (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/cc/comm/communicationfile-181141.pdf
(June 24, 2024) E-mail from Grace McSorley, President, Rathnelly Area Residents' Association (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/cc/comm/communicationfile-181142.pdf
(June 24, 2024) E-mail from John and Jeanie Ritchie (CC.Supp)
(June 25, 2024) Letter from Dylan Reid, on behalf of Walk Toronto (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/cc/comm/communicationfile-181104.pdf
(June 25, 2024) Letter from Summerhill Residents Association (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/cc/comm/communicationfile-181187.pdf
(June 25, 2024) Letter from Cathie Macdonald, President, Deer Park Residents Group (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/cc/comm/communicationfile-181208.pdf
(June 26, 2024) E-mail from Frank Marra (CC.New)

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council adopt the following recommendations 2 to 8 in the supplementary report (June 19, 2024) from the Director, Planning, Design and Management, Transportation Services [TE14.38a], amended to read as follows:

 

2. City Council prohibit northbound and southbound U-turn movements at all times on Avenue Road, between Dupont Street Roxborough Street West and Macpherson Avenue. 

 

3. City Council designate the westerly southbound lane on Avenue Road, between Dupont Street and a point 50 metres north for southbound right-turns only, buses and bicycles excepted. 

 

4. City Council authorize the installation of an intersection pedestrian signal at a mid-block location near 215 Avenue Road, between Pears Avenue and Roxborough Street West. 

 

5. City Council authorize the installation of road safety improvements on Avenue Road between Davenport Road and Dupont Street, as generally outlined in Attachment 3. 

 

6. City Council delegate, despite any City of Toronto By-law to the contrary, to the General Manager, Transportation Services, until November 1, 2027 , for the purposes of implementing and then addressing operational and safety issues that may arise in relation to the projects identified in Recommendation 3-5, the authority to implement changes and submit directly to Council any necessary bills for by-law amendments to the schedules to City of Toronto Code Chapters on the streets and within the parameters as identified in Attachment 4 to the report (May 24, 2024) from the Director, Planning, Design & Management, Transportation Services, such the by-laws submitted be made permanent on November 1, 2027.   

 

7. City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect to the Council's decision, including the introduction in Council of any and all bills that may be required.

 

8. City Council enact the parking by-law amendments to convert any on-street paid parking locations on Avenue Road, between the CN Rail Line and Davenport Road, to Mobile Only Zones, generally as set out in Attachments 5 and 6.


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

That:

 

1. City Council request the Director, Planning, Design and Management, Transportation Services, to monitor and mitigate traffic infiltration through nearby residential streets by conducting traffic counts and observations, identifying and recommending actions to mitigate neighbourhood traffic infiltration, where appropriate, and publishing data and updates on the project webpage.

TE14.38 - Avenue Road Study - Interim Update and Proposed Site-Specific Road Safety Improvements

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Without Recs
Ward:
11 - University - Rosedale

Community Council Recommendations

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

Origin

(May 24, 2024) Report from the Director, Planning, Design and Management, Transportation Services

Summary

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

 

As directed by City Council in 2019, the Area Transportation Planning unit in Transportation Services initiated a study of the Avenue Road corridor between Bloor Street West and St. Clair Avenue West, focused on improving pedestrian safety. The study’s two objectives are to develop a vision for the road that improves safety for all road users, and to identify near-term actions that can be taken to move toward the vision, in advance of full road reconstruction. Over the last four years, Transportation Services has made several changes to the roadway to improve road user safety and reduce motor vehicle speeding. 

  

This report provides an interim update on the Avenue Road Study and proposes site-specific safety improvements focused on the 280 metre segment between Davenport Road and Dupont Street, targeted for implementation beginning in 2024. A final Avenue Road Study report will be presented at a future Infrastructure and Environment Committee meeting to provide recommendations on the long-term vision, and near-term plan for the segment of Avenue Road between Dupont Street and St. Clair Avenue West. 

 

As part of this report, Transportation Services is continuing to utilize the streamlined reporting process for by-law amendment submissions associated with road safety projects approved by Council for implementation. Once projects are approved by Council, the streamlined process involves delegation of authority to submit bills directly to Council for a discreet period of time after project implementation which enables Transportation Services to make minor adjustments to constructed conditions without delay and based on local Councillor and public feedback such as parking adjustments to improve sight-lines, adjustments or addition of accessible loading areas, and similar modifications.

Background Information

(June 4, 2024) Revised Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Director, Planning, Design and Management, Transportation Services on Avenue Road Study - Interim Update and Proposed Site-Specific Road Safety Improvements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-246364.pdf
(May 24, 2024) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Director, Planning, Design and Management, Transportation Services on Avenue Road Study - Interim Update and Proposed Site-Specific Road Safety Improvements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-246147.pdf
Attachment 1 to motion 1b by Councillor Dianne Saxe
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-246475.pdf
Attachment 2 to motion 1b by Councillor Dianne Saxe
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-246476.pdf

Communications

(June 3, 2024) E-mail from Chris Jackson (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Gideon Forman (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Anne Levenston (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Pym Buitenhuis and Murray Campbell, Co-presidents, Rathnelly Area Residentsí Association (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180311.pdf
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Mike Liebrock (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Andrew Fortier (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Max Dublin (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from John R. Mitchell (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from Joseph Vital (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from Edward Truant (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from James Mcleod (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from Stephanie Moy (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) Letter from Graeme Kennedy, Tenblock (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180337.pdf
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Merrill Barber (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Sean Clarke (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Chris Oliver (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Judith Shaver (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Elliot Van Woundenberg (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Wilma Spence (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from James Barker (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Holly Reid (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Andreas Witz (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Barbara Nichol (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Nancy Neale (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Cathy Park (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Kate Wild (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Adrian Leemhuis (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from James Macfarlane (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Brydon Gombay (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Barbara Captijn (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Joost Captijn (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Julia Robinson (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Arthur Klimowicz (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Michael Carter (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Laura Brocklebank (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from David Brill (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from Jennifer Dickie (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from Piotr Sepski (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from Pearl Langer (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from George Hanus (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) Letter from Christine Dingemans, Marilyn Tait Mcclellan, Cathy Carnevali, Kathryn Holden, Bay Cloverhill Community Association Executive (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180368.pdf
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Maribeth Solomon (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Paul Doyle (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Al Manchee (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Jason Leopold (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Pauline Thompson (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from David C Rich (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Carol Gray (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Robert Feeley (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) Letter from Robin Richardson, Spokesperson for Yonge4All (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180345.pdf
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Burton Kramer (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) Letter from Kim Hinton, St. Clare's Multifaith Housing Society (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180376.pdf
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Sandra Hamilton (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Marjorie Dumbrell (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Jan Gould (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from William A Fillmore (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Patricia Farquharson (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Trevor Townsend (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Jay Gould (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Emma Burns (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Sheila Hockin (TE.Supp)
(June 5, 2024) E-mail from Susie Kacaba (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Rebecca Macdonald (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Michael Easterbrook (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Luben Blagoev (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Pauline Thompson (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Natasha Glossop (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Kim Enns (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Martti Paloheimo (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) E-mail from Robert K. Schwartz (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) E-mail from Wendy Basian (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Candace Seguinot (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Lorraine Dal Cin (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Anna Prodanou (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Mark Smith (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Susan Raphael (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Andrew Hurlbut (TE.Supp)
(June 3, 2024) Letter from Ian Carmichael, ABC Residents Association, Henry Wiercinski, Annex Residents Association, and Mary Helen Spence and Arlene Desjardin, Avenue Road Safety Coalition (ARSC) (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180402.pdf
(June 9, 2024) Letter from Dylan Reid, on behalf of Walk Toronto (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180415.pdf
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Liis Palmer (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) E-mail from Martha Wilder (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) Letter from Sam Vise (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) E-mail from Adam Rodgers (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) E-mail from Catherine Ann Kerwin (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) Letter from Deborah Briggs, President, Summerhill Residents Association (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180404.pdf
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Katelyn Hermant (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Heather Cartwright (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Tracy Warne (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Michael Saban (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Susan Stock (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Richard J Guy (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from JG Bentley (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Lianne Miller (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Elliott Cappell (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from John and Jeanie Ritchie (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Chris Wallace (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Susan Stock (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Michele Chandler (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) Letter from Ian Carmichael and John Caliendo, Co-Chairs, The ABC Residents Association (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180438.pdf
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Sean Mccowan (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Natasha Moore (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Mark McQueen (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Jonathan Schwarz (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Donna Davey (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Norman Anderson (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Lorraine Dal Cin (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Anne Marie Crescenzi (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Barbara Murchie (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Nina Lester (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) E-mail from Alice Court (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Burton and Irene Kramer (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Liis Palmer (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from James Mcleod (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Sue Thompson (TE.Supp)
(June 6, 2024) Letter from Derek Coss, AMICA Senior Lifestyles (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180465.pdf
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Robert Zaichkowski (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) Letter from Albert Koehl, Toronto Community Bikeways Coalition (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180432.pdf
(June 10, 2024) Letter from Cathie Macdonald, Deer Park Residents Group (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180466.pdf
(June 10, 2024) Letter from Scott Sandler (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Sarah Ferris (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Maribeth Solomon (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Susan Blanchard (TE.Supp)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Daniel and Amanda Owen (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Al Cummings (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Maribeth Solomon (TE.Supp)
(June 9, 2024) E-mail from Elizabeth Hallerman (TE.Supp)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Eve Giannini (TE.Supp)
(June 7, 2024) E-mail from Maria Makriyannis (TE.New)
(June 9, 2024) E-mail from Theo Makriyannis (TE.New)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Stephen Dembroski (TE.New)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Brock Howes (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Al Pearson (TE.New)
(June 8, 2024) E-mail from Chiara Fergusson (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from David Allgood (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) Submission from David Leinster, The Planning Partnership (TE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180513.pdf
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Peggy Molloy (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Emma Watson (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Alain Meloche (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Jimmy Molloy (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Beth Landau-Halpern (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Noelle Pepperall (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Karen Walsh (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Patrick Whitley (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Sam Vise (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Elizabeth Kaegi (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from David Bluestein, Ramsden Park Dog Owners Association (TE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/comm/communicationfile-180547.pdf
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from John Hogarth (TE.New)
(June 11, 2024) E-mail from Bruce McDougall (TE.New)
(June 10, 2024) E-mail from Liz Ridout (TE.New)

Speakers

Frank Marra
Joel Rubinovich
Kris Faibish
Trevor Townsend
Max Dublin
Kim Hinton
Richard Guy
Robin Richardson, Yonge4All
James Young
Alison Keller
Arlene Desjardins
Clifford M. Goldlist
Dylan Reid, Walk Toronto
Morgan Cann
Jeffrey Citron
Scott Sandler
David Leinster, The Planning Partnership
Mary Helen Spence
Cathie Macdonald, Deer Park Residents Group

Motions

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

That the Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1. Delete Recommendation 1:

 

Recommendation to be deleted

1. City Council endorse the installation of a median between the northbound left-turn lane, and northbound centre through lane on Avenue Road between Dupont Street and a point 46 metres south, generally as shown on Attachment 2, Drawing ATP24-AR-MD-001 dated May 2024.

 

and adopt instead the following new Recommendation:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in 2025 and/or as part of the design of a future proposed bikeway on Dupont Street, to evaluate and consult on the possible installation of a safety median between the northbound left-turn lane, and northbound centre-through lane on Avenue Road between Dupont Street and a point 46 metres south, generally as shown on Attachment 2, Drawing ATP24-AR-MD-001 dated May 2024. 

 

2.  Amend Recommendation 4 by adding the words "coordinated with other safety improvements to extent practicable" after the word "West" so that it now reads:

 

4. City Council authorize the installation of an intersection pedestrian signal at a mid-block location near 215 Avenue Road, between Pears Avenue and Roxborough Street West, coordinated with other safety improvements to extent practicable.


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

That the Toronto and East York Community Council adopt the following new Recommendations:

 

Mobile-only zones

1.  City Council enact the parking by-law amendments to convert any on-street paid parking locations on Avenue Road, between the CN Rail Line and Davenport Road, to Mobile Only Zones, generally as set out in Attachments 1 and 2 to this motion.

 

Buffer space

2.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to install a safety buffer of approximately 0.5 metres, where feasible, between the curb and any on-street parking spaces on Avenue Road, between Dupont Street and Davenport Road.

 

ROW obstructions

3.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to take appropriate opportunities to remove or relocate sign poles and street furniture in order to maximize unobstructed sidewalk space on Avenue Road, between Dupont Street and Davenport Road.

 

Parking, loading and street-level pedestrian space

4.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to prepare and implement a detailed design to reallocate the curb lane on Avenue Road, between Davenport Road and Roxborough Street West, to maximize pedestrian safety, (especially where sidewalks are dangerously narrow/ obstructed) while providing sufficient loading and parking space for the reasonable needs of abutting businesses and institutions, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, with consideration for input from the Avenue Road Safety Coalition as proposed in the design prepared by the Planning Partnership. 

 

Roxborough through traffic

5.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to evaluate options to reduce through traffic on Roxborough Street West, collisions at the intersections of Avenue Road and Dupont Street, and Avenue Road and Roxborough Street West, as well as congestion on Yonge Street, by adjusting the intersection of Roxborough Road and Yonge Street, including a possible left-turn rush-hour restriction for northbound traffic, and an advanced green to facilitate northbound turning traffic when such turns are permitted.

 

Commercial Dog walking

6.  City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to develop criteria to determine sites acceptable for Commercial Dog Walkers and to propose a list of acceptable sites across the City, as part of the city-wide Dogs Off-Leash report due to City Council in the fall of 2024, and in the interim, to reduce parking demand and neighbourhood disturbance by posting the Ramsden Park Dog Off-Leash area as closed to Commercial Dog Walkers.

 

Raised crosswalk

7.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to install a raised crosswalk on the east leg of the Roxborough Street West and Avenue Road intersection to improve the safety of north and south pedestrian crossing movements across Roxborough Street West.

 

Dupont to CN Rail

8.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to convert the curb lanes between Dupont Street and the CN Rail line to street-level pedestrian space and/or full time on-street parking spaces, subject to prior City Council approval of motor vehicle lane reduction on Avenue Road immediately north of the CN Rail line.

 

Progress reports

9. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to provide the Ward Councillor and the Avenue Road Safety project update list with monthly updates until these improvements have been completed, and a follow-up one year later.


2 - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Withdrawn)

That the Item be referred back to the Director, Planning, Design and Management, Transportation Services for further consideration and direct the Director, Planning, Design and Management, Transportation Services to report back to the Toronto and East York Community Council by the fourth quarter of 2024, such report to include options for sidewalk widening.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That Councillor Matlow be permitted to withdraw his motion 2.


3 - Motion to forward item Without Recommendations moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That the item be forwarded to City Council without recommendation.

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