Item - 2024.TE14.53

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 26, 2024 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by the Toronto and East York Community Council on June 11, 2024 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on June 26, 2024.

TE14.53 - Implementation of Permit Parking in a Newly Designated Permit Parking Area for Regent Park

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted on Consent
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre

City Council Decision

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

 

1. City Council exempt the implementation of permit parking on the following streets from the requirements of subsection 925-4B of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 925, Permit Parking, until such time as Toronto and East York Community Council considers a request for implementation of permit parking at that location:

 

a. Oak Street, between Parliament Street and River Street;


b. Cole Street, between Parliament Street and Sackville Street;


c. St Bartholomew Street, between Regent Street and Sackville Street;


d. Wyatt Avenue, between Sumach Street and River Street;


e. St David Street, between Regent Street and Sumach Street;


f. Sutton Avenue, between Regent Street and Sackville Street;


g. Arnold Avenue, between St David Street and Dundas Street East;


h. Dreamers Way, between Oak Street and Gerrard Street East;


i. Regent Street, between Shuter Street and Oak Street;


j. Pashler Avenue, between Dundas Street East and St Bartholomew Street;


k. Peaceful Way, between Shuter Street and Sutton Avenue;


l. Sackville Street, between Shuter Street and Gerrard Street East;


m. Regent Park Boulevard, between St David Street and Dundas Street East;


n. Sumach Street, between Shuter Street and Gerrard Street East;


o. Tubman Avenue, between Wyatt Avenue and Oak Street; and


p. Nicholas Avenue, between Shuter Street and Wyatt Avenue.

Background Information (Community Council)

(May 28, 2024) Letter from Councillor Chris Moise on Implementation of Permit Parking in a Newly Designated Permit Parking Area for Regent Park
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-246267.pdf

TE14.53 - Implementation of Permit Parking in a Newly Designated Permit Parking Area for Regent Park

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council exempt the implementation of permit parking on the following streets from the requirements of subsection 925-4B of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 925, Permit Parking, until such time as Toronto and East York Community Council considers a request for implementation of permit parking at that location:

 

a. Oak Street, between Parliament Street and River Street;


b. Cole Street, between Parliament Street and Sackville Street;


c. St Bartholomew Street, between Regent Street and Sackville Street;


d. Wyatt Avenue, between Sumach Street and River Street;


e. St David Street, between Regent Street and Sumach Street;


f. Sutton Avenue, between Regent Street and Sackville Street;


g. Arnold Avenue, between St David Street and Dundas Street East;


h. Dreamers Way, between Oak Street and Gerrard Street East;


i. Regent Street, between Shuter Street and Oak Street;


j. Pashler Avenue, between Dundas Street East and St Bartholomew Street;


k. Peaceful Way, between Shuter Street and Sutton Avenue;


l. Sackville Street, between Shuter Street and Gerrard Street East;


m. Regent Park Boulevard, between St David Street and Dundas Street East;


n. Sumach Street, between Shuter Street and Gerrard Street East;


o. Tubman Avenue, between Wyatt Avenue and Oak Street; and


p. Nicholas Avenue, between Shuter Street and Wyatt Avenue.

Origin

(May 28, 2024) Letter from Councillor Chris Moise

Summary

I am writing to take advantage of an opportunity for permit parking in the Regent Park neighbourhood. Prior to revitalization, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) tenants in Regent Park had above ground parking lots with parking for their tenants. Through revitalization and with the start of Phases 4 and 5 construction, TCHC tenants have now lost this above ground parking. Limited underground parking within TCHC buildings has instead been made available. As the City begins to assume roads in Regent Park, this provides an opportunity to add overnight permit parking, while being intentional about using an equity lens to ensure those affordable parking spaces go to TCHC tenants.

 

Due to the immense population growth pressures in the downtown core and the fixed, extremely limited, street capacity, City Council’s practice of excluding all new developments in the downtown from being eligible for on-street permit parking remains necessary. In these very unique circumstances in Regent Park, I believe that making an exception for TCHC residents is an equity-driven and balanced approach.

 

This letter is required to exempt petition and polling requirements to implement permit parking on streets within Regent Park.  A future report is expected that would properly implement permit parking on the noted streets and to exclude non-TCHC buildings from the new permit parking area. 

Background Information

(May 28, 2024) Letter from Councillor Chris Moise on Implementation of Permit Parking in a Newly Designated Permit Parking Area for Regent Park
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-246267.pdf

Motions

Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Councillor Alejandra Bravo (Carried)

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Chris Moise (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council