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Notice of a Proposal to Amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways Chapter 27, Council Procedures

Metrolinx Projects: Line 2 Scarborough Subway Extension, Temporary Delegation for Long Term Road Closures

Decision Body

Infrastructure and Environment Committee

Event Location, Date and Time

Committee Room 1, Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2N2
Canada
January 9, 2020 - 09:30 AM

Description

Toronto City Council will be considering recommendations to pass a by-law to amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways Chapter 27, Council Procedures in order to authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to temporarily close to pedestrian and vehicular traffic highways or portions of highways for a period up to and including 365 consecutive days, but ending no later than December 31, 2030, inclusive, as required for the purpose of construction of the Line 2 Scarborough Subway Extension.

It is proposed that the by-law be adopted at the Council meeting to be held on January 29 and 30, 2020 or at a subsequent meeting.

The report from the General Manager, Transportation Services, titled "Metrolinx Projects: Line 2 Scarborough Subway Extension, Temporary Delegation for Long Term Road Closures" has the following recommendations:

1. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways, to delegate to the General Manager, Transportation Services, until December 31, 2030, inclusive, the authority to temporarily close to pedestrian and vehicular traffic highways or portions of highways for a period up to and including 365 consecutive days but ending no later than December 31, 2030 inclusive, with the exception of those highways listed in Section 937-4 of Chapter 937, as required for the purpose of the construction of the Line 2 Scarborough Subway Extension and exempt the General Manager, Transportation Services, in carrying out this delegated authority from Section 937-5 of Chapter 937, that being the requirement to notify the local Ward Councillor of the pending closure and the requirement to report on the proposed closure if so requested by the local Ward Councillor.

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures, to provide that the current delegation to Community Council to temporarily close local roads, collector roads, and minor arterial roads does not include closures delegated to the General Manager, Transportation Services, in carrying out the authority in Part 1 above.

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to request Metrolinx to expand its use of a 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline to accept and track complaints and reports of issues associated with the Line 2 Scarborough Subway Extension.

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to work with Metrolinx to provide details of long-term road occupancy permits to the public on project websites, consistent with current practices deployed within the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit, Finch West Light Rail Transit and GO Expansion projects.

5. City Council direct that the traffic lanes and sidewalks be reopened when the project is complete.

If approved by City Council, City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways Chapter 27, Council Procedures will require amendment.

At its meeting to be held in Committee Room 1, Toronto City Hall on January 9, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. or as soon as possible thereafter, the Infrastructure and Environment Committee of Toronto City Council will hear in person, or by his or her counsel, agent or solicitor, any person who wishes to speak to the matter.

To view or obtain a copy of the report that outlines the related amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways Chapter 27, Council Procedures visit the City's website.

To submit comments or make a presentation to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on January 9, 2020, please contact the Committee no later than 12:00 p.m. on January 8, 2020:

Infrastructure and Environment Committee
Toronto City Hall

100 Queen Street West, 10th Floor, West Tower
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Telephone: 416-397-4579
Fax: 416-392-1879
Email: iec@toronto.ca  

To ask questions regarding the content of the report contact:

Ashley Curtis

Director, Transportation Planning and Capital Program

Transportation Services

Telephone: 416-392-0170

Email: Ashley.Curtis@toronto.ca

Any comments received after the Committee meeting will be forwarded to Council.

While the staff report sets out proposed changes, the Committee and/or City Council may make amendments from the recommendations set out in the report.

If this matter is postponed at the Committee meeting or Council meeting or considered at a subsequent Committee or Council meeting, no additional notice will be provided other than the information on the subsequent Committee or Council agenda.  Please contact the above City officials if you require notice in these cases.

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee will make its final recommendations on January 9, 2020 which will be forwarded to City Council at its meeting on January 29 and 30, 2020.

Notice to people writing or making presentations to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee:  The City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the City of Toronto Municipal Code authorize the City of Toronto to collect any personal information in your communication or presentation to City Council or its committees.

The City collects this information to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s). If you are submitting letters, faxes, e-mails, presentations or other communications to the City, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the City will become part of the public record and will appear on the City’s website. The City will also make your communication and any personal information in it – such as your postal address, telephone number or e-mail address – available to the public, unless you expressly request the City to remove it.

Many Committee, Board, and Advisory Body meetings are broadcast live over the internet for the public to view. If you speak at the meeting you will appear in the video broadcast. Video broadcasts are archived and continue to be publicly available.

If you want to learn more about why and how the City collects your information, write to the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto ON M5H 2N2 or by calling 416-397-4579.

For More Information Contact

Infrastructure and Environment Committee
iec@toronto.ca
Phone: 416-397-4579
Fax: 416-392-1879

Toronto City Hall, 10th Floor, West Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2N2
Canada

Signed By

Ulli S. Watkiss, City Clerk

Date

January 2, 2020

Additional Information

Background Information

Notice of a Proposal to Amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways Chapter 27, Council Procedures - View

References

2019.IE11.13 - Metrolinx Projects: Line 2 Scarborough Subway Extension, Temporary Delegation for Long Term Road
http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2020.IE11.13

Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/municode/1184_937.pdf

Topic

  • Licensing > Proposal to amend the Municipal Code
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