Agenda

Consolidated



North York Community Council


Meeting No. 26   Contact Francine Adamo, Committee Administrator
Meeting Date Tuesday, November 14, 2017
  Phone 416-395-0480
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail nycc@toronto.ca
Location Council Chamber, North York Civic Centre
  Chair   Councillor Maria Augimeri  


Councillor Maria Augimeri, Chair

Councillor Jon Burnside

Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb

Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Josh Colle

Councillor John Filion

Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong

Councillor James Pasternak, Vice Chair

Councillor Anthony Perruzza

Councillor Jaye Robinson

Councillor David Shiner

 

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Declarations of Interest under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

 

Confirmation of Minutes - October 17, 2017

 

Schedule of Timed Items 

9:45 a.m. - NY26.1, NY26.2

10:00 a.m. - NY26.3, NY26.4

10:15 a.m. - NY26.5, NY26.6

10:30 a.m. - NY26.34, NY26.35

10:45 a.m. - NY26.36, NY26.37, NY26.38

11:00 a.m. - NY26.39, NY26.40, NY26.41

11:15 a.m. - NY26.42, NY26.43, NY26.44

11:30 a.m. - NY26.45, NY26.46

 

NY26.1

ACTION 

9:45 AM 

 

Ward: 23 

Final Report - Zoning Amendment - 286 Finch Avenue West
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Origin
(October 27, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the former City of North York Zoning By-law No. 7625 for the lands at 286 Finch Avenue West in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 7.

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 286 Finch Avenue West in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 8.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

4. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the Owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act as follows:

 

a. the following matters will be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience:

 

i. the Owner shall provide and maintain the 47 existing residential rental units at 286 Finch Avenue West as rental housing for a period of at least 20 years, from the date of the Zoning By-Law coming into full force and effect and with no applications for demolition or conversion from residential rental use made during such 20 year period, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and the City Solicitor;

 

ii. the Owner shall secure the following facilities, amenities and building improvements for the existing residential rental units, with no pass-through of costs to the existing tenants, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and the City Solicitor:

 

a. the Owner shall add outdoor amenity space in the form of a courtyard that is adjacent to the entrance of the existing building fronting Finch Avenue West, and this space shall be furnished to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

b. the Owner shall add an enclosed garbage collection area to the rear of the existing building;

 

c. the Owner shall add a new Type G loading area to the rear of the existing building;

 

d. the Owner shall add bicycle spaces/racks for tenants of the existing building in the proposed new underground parking lot and the tenants of the existing building shall have access to those additional bicycle spaces/racks on the same basis as residents of the new building(s);

 

e. the Owner shall add landscaping in the form of green space, planters or other appropriate landscaping to the entrances of the existing ground floor units at the rear of the existing building to distinguish between the entrance to these units and the adjacent parking spaces to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

f. the Owner shall undertake improvements to the common doorways throughout the existing building; and

 

g. the Owner shall install and maintain security cameras in all indoor and outdoor common areas;

 

iii. the Owner shall provide a Construction Mitigation Strategy to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division;

 

iv. the Owner shall provide a Tenant Communication Plan to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division;

 

v. the Owner shall, prior to the final site plan approval, submit a financial guarantee in the form of an irrevocable letter of credit, made payable to the Treasurer, City of Toronto, to guarantee the provision of watermain upgrades with servicing off of Brenthall Avenue to accommodate the development of the townhouses in the amount of $325,000.00. In addition, the Owner shall submit an engineering and inspection fee in the amount of $18,000.00 by certified cheque and insurance as required, to the satisfaction of the Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services;

 

vi. the Owner shall, prior to the condominium registration enter into an agreement to provide for the shared access of and maintenance and easements with respect to the shared driveway, underground parking/bike parking, walkway, loading areas, servicing areas or any other commonly accessed areas as illustrated on any approved drawing between this condominium and the existing 4-storey rental apartment building to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and the City Solicitor; and

 

vii. the Owner shall submit to the Executive Director, Engineering & Construction Services, for review and acceptance, prior to depositing in the appropriate Land Registry Office, a draft Reference Plan of Survey, in metric units and integrated with the Ontario Co-ordinate System, showing the co-ordinate values at the main corners of the development lands, and delineating thereon, by separate PARTS, the lands to be severed and any appurtenant rights-of-way.

Summary

An application for Zoning By-law Amendments has been submitted for the lands located at 286 Finch Avenue West. This application proposes a residential infill development consisting of 25 three-storey stacked townhouse units fronting onto Brenthall Avenue. The proposed development would be three storeys plus a rooftop landing and have a gross floor area of 2,101 square metres. The existing four-storey, 47-unit rental apartment building fronting onto Finch Avenue West will be retained. As part of the proposal, a number of improvements and renovations are proposed to the existing rental apartment building.

 

The proposed 25 units to the north side of the site are to be condominium. Matters relating to site access and continued maintenance of the site as a whole are secured as a legal convenience in a Section 37 Agreement.

 

The proposed stacked townhouse development conforms to the development criteria for Mixed Use Areas, Healthy Neighbourhoods, Built Form, and Housing Policies of the Official Plan.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-laws.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 27, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-8 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on a Zoning Amendment for 286 Finch Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108453.pdf)

Communications
(October 30, 2017) E-mail from Diane Stocker (NY.Supp.NY26.1.1)
(November 9, 2017) E-mail from Natalie Riegler (NY.New.NY26.1.2)

NY26.2

ACTION 

9:45 AM 

 

Ward: 25 

Final Report - Zoning Amendment Application - 1 Heathcote Avenue
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Origin
(October 31, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 7625, for the lands at 1 Heathcote Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 6 to this report.

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 1 Heathcote Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 7 to this report.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

 

4. Before introducing the Bills to City Council for enactment, require the applicant to satisfy all outstanding servicing matters to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services.

Summary

This application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law applicable to the lands at 1 Heathcote Avenue to allow for the construction of a six-unit townhouse block fronting onto Bayview Avenue. The block would be three-storeys in height, have a gross floor area of 1,396 square metres, and floor space index of 1.06 times the lot area.  Vehicular access to the townhouses is proposed from Heathcote Avenue and each townhouse unit would have a rear integral garage. The existing single-detached dwelling would be demolished.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law, as it generally consistent with the Bayview Townhouse Design Guidelines.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 31, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-7 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on a Zoning Amendment Application for 1 Heathcote Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108559.pdf)

Communications
(October 26, 2017) E-mail from Abigail Chow (NY.Supp.NY26.2.1)

NY26.3

ACTION 

10:00 AM 

 

Ward: 34 

Final Report - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - 1648-1682 Victoria Park Avenue
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Origin
(October 27, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 7625 for the lands at 1648-1682 Victoria Park Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 8 to report dated October 27, 2017.

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 1648-1682 Victoria Park Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 9 to report dated October 27, 2017. 

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

4. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, the Owner shall:

 

a. submit a revised Functional Servicing Report and Geotechnical/ Hydrogeological Report to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;

 

b. make arrangements to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, for the construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that upgrades are required to support the development, based on the Reports in Part 4.a. above, accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services; and

 

c. enter into a financially secured agreement for the construction of any required improvements to the municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that upgrades are required to support the development based on the Reports in Part 4.a. above, accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

5. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, require the Owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, to be registered on title, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, to secure the following matters, services and facilities:

           

a. prior to the issuance of an above-grade building permit the Owner shall make a financial contribution to the City in the amount of $850,000.00 to be allocated as follows at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor:

           

1. $850,000.00 towards the construction of a splash pad and new playground equipment at Wigmore Park, located at 106 Wigmore Drive, and/or park improvements in Ward 34;

 

b. the financial contributions referred to in (a) shall be indexed in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Building Construction Price Index for Toronto calculated from the date of execution of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of submission of the funds by the Owner to the City; and

 

c. in the event the financial contributions referred to in (a) above have not been used for the intended purpose within 3 years of this By-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose at the sole discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor, provided that the purpose is identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands.

Summary

An application has been submitted to amend the Zoning By-law for the lands at 1648-1682 Victoria Park Avenue to permit 147 residential units in a four-and-one-half-storey stacked townhouse form.   The buildings are proposed to be arranged in four blocks with underground parking below.  Two blocks would be positioned parallel to and fronting on Victoria Park Avenue, and two blocks are proposed to be positioned directly behind the buildings fronting on Victoria Park Avenue, and also parallel to Victoria Park Avenue.  A total residential gross floor area of 16,096 square metres and an overall floor space index of 2.08 times the area of the lot are proposed.

 

This proposal represents an appropriate level of intensification along an arterial road in a built form that is compatible with the surrounding context.  This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law. 

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 27, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-9 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, on a Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 1648-1682 Victoria Park Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108460.pdf)

Communications
(November 13, 2017) E-mail from Kelly Nakamura (NY.New.NY26.3.1)
(November 14, 2017) E-mail from Luna Hanna (NY.New.NY26.3.2)

NY26.4

ACTION 

10:00 AM 

 

Ward: 24 

Request for Direction Report - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning Amendment and Site Plan Applications - 625-627 Sheppard Avenue East and 6, 8, and 10 Greenbriar Road
Origin
(October 27, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff and other appropriate staff, to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing to oppose the official plan amendment and zoning by-law amendment (16 118618 NNY 24 OZ)  and site plan control applications (File No. 16  245137 NNY 24 SA) in their current form.

 

2. In the event that the Ontario Municipal Board approves the applications in whole or in part, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request that the OMB withhold its Order approving the application until such time as:

 

a. the Board has been advised by the City Solicitor that the proposed official plan amendment and zoning by-law amendments are in a form satisfactory to the Chief Planner and City Solicitor; 
 

b. the City Solicitor confirms the satisfactory execution and registration of a   Section 37 Agreement satisfactory to the Chief Planner to secure the Section 37 matters;

 
c. City Planning has issued the Notice of Approval Conditions for site plan approval, and the City Solicitor confirms that all pre-approval conditions for such site plan approval have been met; and
 

d. City staff have confirmed that the applicant has made satisfactory arrangements with Engineering and Construction Services for the construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that upgrades are required to the infrastructure to support this development, and that the applicant has entered into a financially secured agreement to pay for and construct any necessary improvements to the municipal infrastructure.
 

3. Should the Ontario Municipal Board approve the applications, City Council direct the City Solicitor to advise the Board that the official plan amendment and zoning by-law amendments should not be approved without the provision of such services, facilities or matters pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, as may be considered appropriate by the Chief Planner in consultation with the applicant and the ward councillor.

 

4. The City Solicitor and appropriate staff be authorized to continue discussions with the applicant to address the issues outlined in this report and to report back to City Council on the outcome, including proposed Section 37 contributions relating to any revised proposal, as appropriate.

Summary

These official plan/zoning by-law amendment and site plan applications propose an 11-storey mixed-use building and a three-storey, six-unit townhouse block at 625-627 Sheppard Ave East and 6, 8 and 10 Greenbriar Road.  The development is proposed to have a gross floor area of 13,895 square metres resulting in a density of 3.95 times the area of the lot.  The proposal comprises 880 square metres of retail uses fronting on Sheppard Avenue East, 13,016 square metres of residential gross floor area, 178 dwelling units, two levels of underground parking and 150 parking spaces.  The application proposes parkland dedication along the Sheppard Avenue East frontage.

 

The official plan amendment, zoning by-law amendments and site plan control applications have been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board on the basis that the City failed to make a decision within the prescribed time periods set out in the Planning Act.  This application represents a significant overdevelopment of the site and is not consistent with the Official Plan policies.  The proposal's height, density and scale are not appropriate.  The proposed built form does not adequately address the existing and planned context and does not provide an appropriate relationship with or transition to the abutting lands. 

 

This report recommends that the City Solicitor, together with City Planning and other appropriate city staff, attend the OMB hearing in opposition to the current proposal. It also recommends that staff continue to work with the applicant in an attempt to resolve the outstanding issues.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(October 27, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-8 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan Amendment, Zoning Amendment and Site Plan Applications for 625 - 627 Sheppard Avenue East and 6, 8, 10 Greenbriar Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108626.pdf)

Communications
(November 9, 2017) E-mail from Julie Griesdorf (NY.New.NY26.4.1)

NY26.5

ACTION 

10:15 AM 

 

Ward: 16 

Request for Direction - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - 2795-2799 and 2801 Bathurst Street
Origin
(November 8, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff and other appropriate staff, to attend the OMB hearing to oppose the Zoning By-law Amendment application in its current form.

 

2. Should the OMB approve the applications, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request that the OMB withholds its Order(s) approving the application until such time as:

 
a. Rental Housing Declaration of Use and Screening form has been submitted to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to identify whether there are 6 or more rental units on site;

 
b. the Board has been advised by the City Solicitor that the proposed Zoning By-law Amendments are in a form satisfactory to the City; and

 
c. a Section 37 Agreement has been executed to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

 
3. Should the Ontario Municipal Board approve the application, City Council direct the City Solicitor to advise the Board that the zoning by-laws should not be approved without the provision of such services, facilities or matters pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, as may be considered appropriate by the Chief Planner in consultation with the applicant and the Ward Councillor.

 
4. The City Solicitor and appropriate staff be authorized to continue discussions with the applicant to address the issues outlined in this report and to report back to City Council if any substantial positive changes are achieved, including proposed Section 37 contributions relating to any revised proposal, as appropriate.

Summary

The applicant has appealed the Zoning By-law Amendment application to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) due to Council's failure to make a decision on the applications within the time prescribed by the Planning Act. A prehearing at the Ontario Municipal Board will be held on December 13, 2017.

 

This application proposes to amend the former City of North York Zoning By-law No. 7625 and City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 2795-2799 and 2801 Bathurst Street to permit a 9-storey mixed use residential building fronting onto Bathurst Street and two wings of 4 and 5-storeys with grade related units on the eastern portion of the site with a total gross floor area of 14,490 square metres. The proposed density is 4.11 times the area of the lot. A total of 150 dwelling units are proposed.

 

This report recommends that the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff, attend the OMB hearing in opposition to the current proposal. The proposal is inappropriate  with regards to the proposed east building (rear yard) setback, building height, building massing and transition to the Neighbourhoods designation to the east, amongst other issues outlined in this report.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(November 8, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-9 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 2795-2799 and 2801 Bathurst Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108865.pdf)

(October 27, 2017) Notice of Pending Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, on a Request for Direction for a Zoning By-law Amendment Application at 2795-2799 and 2801 Bathurst Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108390.pdf)


NY26.6

ACTION 

10:15 AM 

 

Ward: 16 

Refusal Report - Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Application - 2400, 2430, 2440 and 2444 Yonge Street
Origin
(November 8, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. City Council refuse the applications for Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendments at 2400, 2430, 2440 and 2444 Yonge Street for the following reasons:

 

a. the proposal conflicts with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe;

 

b. the proposal is inconsistent with the PPS;

 

c. the proposal does not conform to the Official Plan and Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan; and

 

d. the proposal is inconsistent with Council-approved guidelines/policies for tall, mid-rise and townhouse buildings.  

 

2. Should the application be appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board, the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff be authorized to appear before the Ontario Municipal Board in support of Council's refusal of the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendments.

 

3. Should the application be approved by the Ontario Municipal Board, the City Solicitor be authorized to have Section 37 Community Benefits, a heritage designation of the properties at 2430 and 2434 Yonge Street, and a heritage easement secured.

Summary

This application proposes amend the City’s Official Plan, Zoning By-law 569-2013 and Zoning By-law 438-86 for the former City of Toronto to permit development of the lands at 2400, 2430, 2440 and 2444 Yonge Street for a mixed-use building with a 27-storey (90.85 metre high plus 7 metre high mechanical penthouse) south tower and 23-storey (80.95 metre high plus 7 metre high mechanical penthouse) north tower fronting on Yonge Street, connected by a 2 to 9-storey (13 to 36.1 metre high) base building, and six 3-storey (9.4 metre high) townhouses at the west end of the property fronting onto Roselawn Avenue. The proposal includes 637 residential units (44,594 square metres of residential gross floor area) and 7,902 square metres of commercial space gross floor area. The proposed total floor area of 52,496 square metres would result in a density of 6.34 times the lot area. The proposal would incorporate a 3 level below grade garage and have a total of 438 parking spaces. A total of 720 bicycle parking spaces are proposed.

 

This report recommends that the applications be refused as they are not consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement, do not conform with the Growth Plan, do not implement Official Plan and Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan policies, do not reflect acceptable conservation of the two heritage designated building on the site and do not represent good planning.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(November 8, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-8 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications for 2400, 2430, 2440 and 2444 Yonge Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108885.pdf)

(October 25, 2017) Notice of Pending Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications for 2400, 2430, 2440 and 2444 Yonge Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108251.pdf)

Communications
(November 9, 2017) E-mail from Linda McCarthy, Vice-President, Lytton Park Residents' Organization Inc. (NY.New.NY26.6.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/comm/communicationfile-73807.pdf)


NY26.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8 

Preliminary Report - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - 2839 Jane Street
Origin
(October 27, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 2839 Jane Street together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2. Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

3. Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

This application proposes to amend the City’s Zoning By-law #569-2013 and Zoning By-law #7625 for the former City of North York to permit development of the lands at 2839 Jane Street for a 12 storey, 36.9 metre high mixed use building. The proposed development would incorporate 869 square metres of commercial space on the ground floor, and 12,125 square metres of residential space including 172 residential units. The proposed density is 3.92 times the lot area. The proposal would incorporate a 3 level below grade garage and have a total of 212 parking spaces, which includes 34 resident visitor spaces and 13 commercial spaces of which 5 would be at grade. A total of 141 bicycle parking spaces are proposed.

 

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted application and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the applications and on the community consultation process.

 

Should the applicant provide any additional required information in a timely manner, it is anticipated the final report will be prepared and a public meeting scheduled provided all outstanding issues are addressed.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 27, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on a Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 2839 Jane Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108516.pdf)


NY26.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 9 

Preliminary Report - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - 151 Billy Bishop Way
Origin
(October 27, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 151 Billy Bishop Way together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2. Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

3. Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

An application has been submitted to amend the City's Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 and Zoning By-law No. 7625 for the former City of North York to permit a car dealership in a 3-storey building at 151 Billy Bishop Way. The proposed development would have a gross floor area of 3,275 square metres and incorporate 110 parking spaces.

 

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted application and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the application and on the community consultation process.

 

Should the applicant provide all required information in a timely manner, a public meeting will be scheduled provided all outstanding issues are addressed.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 27, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-9 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on a Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 151 Billy Bishop Way
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108513.pdf)


NY26.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Preliminary Report - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - 30 Tippett Road (South Lands)
Origin
(October 27, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 30 Tippett Road together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2. Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

3. Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

This application proposes an Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment to permit a 13-storey condominium building (356 units) and a 14-storey rental apartment building (165 units), for a total of 521 residential units at 30 Tippett Road.  As part of the total residential units, there are 50 affordable ownership units and 50 affordable rental units, proposed in the respective buildings.  The proposal includes approximately 476 square metres of community space at grade.  A total of 463 parking spaces would be provided in a four level underground garage.  The proposal also includes the conveyance to the City of a 1,554 square metre portion of the site towards the creation of a public park.

 

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted applications and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the applications and on the community consultation process.

 

A final report and public meeting under the Planning Act will be scheduled following community consultation and the resolution of the outstanding issues, and provided the applicant provides all required information in a timely manner.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 27, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-9 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications for 30 Tippett Road (South Lands)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108661.pdf)


NY26.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

Preliminary Report - Zoning Amendment Application - 529-543 Marlee Avenue
Origin
(October 26, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 529 to 543 Marlee Avenue together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2. Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

3. Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

This application proposes amend the City’s Zoning By-law 569-2013 and Zoning By-law 7625 for the former City of North York to permit development of the lands at 529 to 543 Marlee Avenue for a 9-storey mixed-use building, 28.5 metres in height (excluding mechanical penthouse), containing 84 residential units (7,032.6 square metres of residential gross floor area) and 361.7 square metres of commercial gross floor area on the ground floor. The proposed density is 5.23 times the lot area. The proposal would incorporate a 3 level below grade garage and have a total of 79 parking spaces, which includes 69 resident spaces and 10 visitor spaces. A total of 92 bicycle parking spaces are proposed.

 

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted application and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the applications and on the community consultation process.

 

A public meeting will be scheduled once the applicant provides any additional required information in a timely manner, and all outstanding issues are addressed.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 26, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, on a Zoning Amendment Application for 529-543 Marlee Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108463.pdf)


NY26.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

Preliminary Report - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - 579, 581, 583 and 585 Lawrence Avenue West
Origin
(October 25, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 579, 581, 583 and 585 Lawrence Avenue West together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2. Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

3. Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

These applications propose to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-laws at 579, 581, 583 and 585 Lawrence Avenue West to permit the construction of 12, five-storey freehold townhouses in 2 blocks fronting Lawrence Avenue West.  The total gross floor area of the proposal is 2,885 square metres which results in a density of 1.62 times the lot area.  The proposed height of the buildings is 16.06 metres for Block 1 at the eastern end and 15.78 metres for Block 2 at the western end.  Each unit would be provided with one integral parking space at the rear of the unit and two visitor parking spaces would be provided on site to serve all 12 residential units.  Vehicular access is proposed from Lawrence Avenue West with a two-way service driveway.

 

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted applications and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the applications and on the community consultation process.

 

This report recommends that a community consultation meeting be held, in consultation with the Ward Councillor's office, to present the proposal to the public and obtain public input.  A Final Report and a public meeting under the Planning Act will be scheduled following community consultation and resolution of the outstanding issues identified in this report.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 25, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications for 579, 581, 583 and 585 Lawrence Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108304.pdf)


NY26.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

Preliminary Report - Zoning Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision Applications - 3000 Dufferin Street
Origin
(October 27, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 3000 Dufferin Street together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2. Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

3. Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

These applications propose to establish a Plan of Subdivision for a 1.61 hectare site and to amend the City's Zoning By-law 569-2013 and Zoning By-law 7625 for the former City of North York to permit the development of the lands at 3000 Dufferin Street for part of a proposed future 18.5 metre wide public street running north from Playfair Avenue, a 16-storey mixed-use residential building with 239 dwelling units, 50.7 metres in height (excluding mechanical penthouse) and fronting onto Dufferin Street, a 23-storey residential building with 265 dwelling units, 71.5 metres in height (excluding mechanical penthouse) at the northwest corner of the site fronting onto the future public road, and 7, 3-storey townhouses, 9.6 metres in height fronting along Playfair Avenue.  The existing 18-storey residential rental (287 units) apartment building will remain.

 

The proposed total gross floor area would be 59,290 square metres (includes existing gross floor area of 21,670 square metres), and a total density of 3.67 times the area of the lot.  There would be a total of 511 new residential units.  A total of 613 vehicle parking spaces are proposed on three levels below grade in a common garage of which, 14 would be surface spaces.

 

Staff have significant issues with the development proposal in terms of site organization, building typologies, locations and organization, heights and massing, dimension of the proposed north south road, and a need for an on-site parkland dedication.

 

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted applications and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the applications and on the community consultation process.

 

A Final Report and Public Meeting under the Planning Act to consider this application will be scheduled provided the issues outlined in this report and all required information is submitted by the applicant in a timely manner.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 27, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-6 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Zoning Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision Applications for 3000 Dufferin Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108454.pdf)


NY26.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 16 

Preliminary Report - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - 368 and 372 Briar Hill Avenue
Origin
(October 26, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 368 and 372 Briar Hill Avenue together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2. Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

3. Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

This application proposes to amend former City of Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86 and City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 368 and 372 Briar Hill Avenue, to permit a seven unit, three-storey (approximately 10 metre high) townhouse development on two lots at the north-east corner of Avenue Road and Briar Hill Avenue.

 

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted application and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the application and on the community consultation process.

 

A statutory public meeting will be scheduled once the applicant provides all required information in a timely manner and addresses all outstanding issues.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 26, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-9 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 368 and 372 Briar Hill Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108297.pdf)

Communications
(November 7, 2017) E-mail from Harold B. Smith (NY.Supp.NY26.13.1)
(November 9, 2017) E-mail from Linda McCarthy, Vice-President, Lytton Park Residents' Organization Inc. (NY.New.NY26.13.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/comm/communicationfile-73808.pdf)


NY26.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 24 

Preliminary Report - Zoning Amendment Application - 101 Gordon Baker Road
Origin
(October 25, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 101 Gordon Baker Road together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2. Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

3. Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

This application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law applicable to the lands at 101 Gordon Baker Road to permit the construction of six self-storage buildings. The proposed buildings would range in height from one to four storeys and include a gross floor area of 12,597 square metres and a density of 0.41 times the area of the lot. The proposal would provide surface parking to serve the self-storage facility in addition to maintaining 278 leased parking spaces currently on site for the use of the office buildings to the north of the property (105-115 Gordon Baker Road). A small accessory office area (197 square metres) is proposed for the four-storey building fronting onto Gordon Baker Road.

 

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted application and seeks Community Council's direction on further processing of the application and on the community consultation process.

 

It is recommended that a community consultation meeting be scheduled by staff, in consultation with the ward councillor. A final report and a public meeting under the planning act will be scheduled following community consultation, and the resolution of outstanding issues.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 25, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-6 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on a Zoning Amendment Application for 101 Gordon Baker Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108300.pdf)


NY26.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 25 

Preliminary Report - Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications - 110, 114 and 120 Broadway Avenue
Origin
(October 27, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. Council withhold any approvals on the application until  the adoption of the revised Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan as part of the City-initiated Midtown in Focus: Growth, Built Form and Infrastructure Review.

 

2. Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 110-120 Broadway Avenue together with the Ward Councillor.

 

3. Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

4. Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

The Zoning By-law Amendment application proposes the development of a 28-storey (92 metres) tower and 35-storey (112 metres) tower connected by a six storey base building on the lands at 110-120 Broadway Avenue. The proposed development would consist of 822 residential units, including 121 rental replacement units and 261 parking spaces in two levels of underground parking.  The resulting density would be 9.45 times the lot area. 

 

An associated application for Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion under Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act (Chapter 667 of the Municipal Code) seeks approval to demolish the three existing buildings on the subject lands containing 121 rental units.

 

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted applications and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the applications and on the community consultation process.

 

A community consultation meeting scheduled by staff in consultation with the Ward Councillor is intended to be held in the fourth quarter of 2017.  A Final Report and statutory public meeting under the Planning Act to consider the applications will be scheduled provided issues identified are satisfactorily addressed, and the applicant submits all required information in a timely manner.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 27, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-6 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications for 110, 114 and 120 Broadway Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108423.pdf)

Communications
(November 13, 2017) E-mail from Barnet H. Kussner, WeirFoulds LLP (NY.New.NY26.15.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/comm/communicationfile-73809.pdf)


NY26.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Status Report - West Lansing Zoning Study
Origin
(October 27, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1. Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2. Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within the zoning study area.

 

3. Notice for the community consultation meeting be given via a newspaper advertisement.

 

4. Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to initiate a study in a portion of the area known as the West Lansing Community shown in the key map below for the purpose of determining whether the existing zoning is still representative of the prevailing built form and emerging character.

 

This report proposes the initiation of a study on zoning matters in a portion of the West Lansing area of Ward 23 and seeks Community Council's directions on further review on proposed City-initiated zoning amendments and a community consultation process.

 

Over a number of years, the neighbourhood immediately west of Yonge Street and south of Sheppard Avenue West has seen many new infill lots created through applications for consent. As a result, the lotting pattern in this area is evolving, becoming smaller and narrower than what has existed historically. Staff propose to undertake a zoning study to determine if a portion of this area should be re-zoned to more accurately reflect the character of the size and configuration of lots within this distinct character area.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 27, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-3 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on the West Lansing Zoning Study
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108558.pdf)


NY26.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8 

Traffic and Parking Regulations - Pioneer Village Station (Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension)
Origin
(October 23, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Steeles Avenue West at Northwest Gate and the new unnamed street north of Steeles Avenue West.

 

2. Conditional upon the City obtaining an easement agreement for York University lands for the purpose of installing traffic control signals, City Council authorize the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Northwest Gate at the TTC Bus Terminal Entrance, and in conjunction with the installation of these traffic control signals:

 

a. City Council designate the southbound left-turn lane on Northwest Gate for "Public Transit Vehicles" only, at all times, from the TTC Bus Terminal Entrance to a point 30.5 metres north; 

 

b. City Council prohibit southbound left and northbound right turns at all times from Northwest Gate to the TTC Bus Terminal Entrance, "Public Transit Vehicles" excepted; and

 

c. City Council prohibit entry, "Public Transit Vehicles" excepted at all times, from Northwest Gate to the TTC Bus Terminal Entrance.

 

3. City Council authorize the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Steeles Avenue West and Howard Moscoe Way/Private Access and in conjunction with the installation of these traffic control signals;

 

a. City Council designate the westernmost northbound lane on Howard Moscoe Way for "Public Transit Vehicles" only, at all times:

 

b. City Council designate the westbound left-turn lane on Steeles Avenue West for "Public Transit Vehicles" only, at all times, from Howard Moscoe Way to a point 106 metres east; and

 

c. City Council prohibit northbound left turns from Howard Moscoe Way to Steeles Avenue West and westbound left turns from Steeles Avenue West to Howard Moscoe Way, at all times, "Public Transit Vehicles" excepted.

 

4. City Council authorize the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Howard Moscoe Way and 190 metres south of Steeles Avenue West and in conjunction with the installation of these traffic control signals;

 

a. City Council prohibit southbound right-turns on red, at all times.

 

5. City Council prohibit entry at all times from the north/south section of Howard Moscoe Way to the Pioneer Village Station Bus Terminal Driveway 141 metres south of Steeles Avenue West.

 

6. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the south side of the east/west section of Howard Moscoe Way.

 

7. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the east side of the north/south section of Howard Moscoe Way.

 

8. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the west side of the north/south section of Howard Moscoe Way, between Steeles Avenue West to a point 52 metres south.

 

9. City Council designate a passenger loading zone to operate at all times on the west side of the north/south section of Howard Moscoe Way, from a point 52 metres south of Steeles Avenue West to a point 24 metres further south. 

 

10. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the west side of the north/south section of Howard Moscoe Way, and a point 76 metres south of Steeles Avenue West to a point 27 metres further south.

 

11. City Council designate a passenger loading zone to operate at all times on the west side of the north/south section of Howard Moscoe Way, from a point 103 metres south of Steeles Avenue West to a point 22 metres further south.

 

12. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the west side of the north/south section of Howard Moscoe Way, and a point 125 metres south of Steeles Avenue West to a point 64 metres further south.

 

13. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the north side of the east/west section of Howard Moscoe Way, from Northwest Gate to a point 28 metres east.

 

14. City Council designate a passenger loading zone to operate at all times on the north side of the east/west section of Howard Moscoe Way, from a point 28 metres east of Northwest Gate to a point 26.5 metres further east.

 

15. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the north side of the east/west section of Howard Moscoe Way, and a point 54.5 metres east of Northwest Gate to a point 30.5 metres further east.

 

16. City Council designate a passenger loading zone to operate at all times on the north side of the east/west section of Howard Moscoe Way, from a point 85 metres east of Northwest Gate to a point 27 metres further east.

 

17. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the north side of the east/west section of Howard Moscoe Way, and a point 112 metres east of Northwest Gate to a point 43 metres further east.

 

18. City Council prohibit northbound entry, "Public Transit Vehicles" excepted at all times, from Howard Moscoe Way to the Pioneer Village Station Bus Terminal Driveway 134 metres east of Northwest Gate.

 

19. City Council authorize compulsory stop control for westbound traffic on Howard Moscoe Way at Northwest Gate.

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Steeles Avenue West and is scheduled to operate a transit service on the newly constructed Howard Moscoe Way, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval for the installation of traffic control signals and accompanying traffic regulations in connection with the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) site at the Pioneer Village Station. Traffic control signals have been planned and designed for the intersections of Steeles Avenue West at Northwest Gate, Steeles Avenue West at Howard Moscoe Way, Northwest Gate at the TTC Bus Terminal access, and Howard Moscoe Way at the TTC Bus Terminal access 190 metres south of Steeles Avenue West.

 

The installation of these traffic control signals will facilitate efficient bus movements and will enhance safety for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and transit operations at the Pioneer Village Station.  In addition, a recommendation is required to designate the southbound left-turn lane from Northwest Gate to the Bus Terminal Entrance, the northbound left-turn lane from Howard Moscoe Way to Steeles Avenue West, and the westbound left-turn lane from Steeles Avenue West to Howard Moscoe Way as bus only lanes.  A westbound stop control on Howard Moscoe Way at its intersection with Northwest Gate is also proposed to clearly establish right-of-way and enhance pedestrian, cyclist and vehicular safety.

 

Howard Moscoe Way is a new roadway with a north/south and east/west section that provides access to Pioneer Village Station. Apart from the designated parking areas on the southbound and westbound sections of Howard Moscoe Way, the curb lanes are not appropriate for on-street parking.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the implementation of the new traffic control signals and associated traffic by-laws contained in this report will be borne by the Toronto Transit Commission-Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension Department (TTC-TYSSE).

Background Information
(October 23, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District, on Traffic and Parking Regulations at Pioneer Village Station (Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108375.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Proposed Traffic Control Signals and Turn Prohibition - Pioneer Village Station
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108376.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Map - Proposed Parking Regulations - Pioneer Village Station
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108377.pdf)


NY26.18

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 9 

Parking Amendments - George Appleton Way and James Finlay Way
Origin
(October 11, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that North York Community Council:

 

1. Rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times on the south side of George Appleton Way, between Keele Street and James Finlay Way.

 

2. Rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times on the north side of George Appleton Way, between Keele Street and a point 55 metres east.

 

3. Rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times on the north side of George Appleton Way, between James Finlay Way and a point 20 metres west.

   

4. Rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times on both sides of James Finlay Way, between Wilson Avenue and George Appleton Way.

 

5. Prohibit standing at all times on the south side of George Appleton Way, between Keele Street and James Finlay Way.

 

6. Prohibit standing at all times on the north side of George Appleton Way, between Keele Street and a point 55 metres east.

 

7. Prohibit standing at all times on the north side of George Appleton Way, between James Finlay Way and a point 20 metres west.

 

8. Prohibit standing at all times on both sides of James Finlay Way, between Wilson Avenue and George Appleton Way.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

At the request of Councillor Augimeri, Transportation Services is requesting approval to enhance the existing parking prohibitions at all times on George Appleton Way, between Keele Street and James Finlay Way, and James Finlay Way, between Wilson Avenue and George Appleton Way, with standing prohibitions at all times.

 

These parking amendments will address the concerns raised by local residents of street obstructions caused by vehicles stopped on both sides of these streets.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with amendments to the parking regulations on George Appleton Way and James Finlay Way are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget.

Background Information
(October 11, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District on Parking Amendments for George Appleton Way and James Finlay Way
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108338.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - George Appleton Way and James Finlay Way Parking Amendments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108339.pdf)


(Deferred from October 17, 2017 - 2017.NY25.13)
NY26.19

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 10 

All-Way Stop Control - King High Avenue and Robbie Avenue
Origin
(September 25, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that North York Community Council:

 

1. Deny the installation of an all-way stop control at the intersection of King High Avenue and Robbie Avenue.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services was requested to review the need for all-way stop control at King High Avenue and Robbie Avenue.

 

The installation of an all-way stop control is not warranted at this location as the combined vehicle and pedestrian volumes crossing the major street are insufficient to warrant the installation of an all-way stop control.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications to this report. However, should North York Community Council overturn staff's recommendation, the funds for the installation of the all-way stop control at the intersection of King High Avenue and Robbie Avenue, estimated at $500.00 are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget.

Background Information
(September 25, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District on an All-Way Stop Control at King High Avenue and Robbie Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108189.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Requested All-Way Stop Control - King High Avenue and Robbie Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108190.pdf)


(Deferred from October 17, 2017 - 2017.NY25.11) (Deferred from September 6, 2017 - 2017.NY24.11)
NY26.20

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 10 

All-Way Stop Control - Armour Boulevard and Lyonsgate Drive
Origin
(June 28, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that North York Community Council:

 

1. Deny the installation of an all-way stop control at the intersection of Armour Boulevard and Lyonsgate Drive.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services was requested to review the need for all-way stop control at the intersection of Armour Boulevard and Lyonsgate Drive.

 

The installation of an all-way stop control at this intersection is not warranted as the combined vehicle and pedestrian volumes crossing the major street and percentage of traffic on major road are insufficient to warrant the installation of an all-way stop control.

Additionally, there are all-way stop controlled intersections located on Armour Boulevard in close proximity to this intersection in both directions.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications to this report. However, should North York  Community Council overturn staff's recommendation, the installation of the all-way stop control at Armour Boulevard and Lyonsgate Drive, including required pedestrian ramps, are estimated at $4,000.00 and will be included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget.

Background Information
(June 28, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District on an All-Way Stop Control at Armour Boulevard and Lyonsgate Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108187.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - All-Way Stop Control - Armour Boulevard and Lyonsgate Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108188.pdf)


NY26.21

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 10 

All-Way Stop Control - Dufferin Street and Waterloo Avenue
Origin
(October 26, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services Division, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that North York Community Council:

 

1. Authorize all-way compulsory stop control at the intersection of Dufferin Street and Waterloo Avenue.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is requesting North York Community Council to authorize the installation of all-way stop control at the intersection of Dufferin Street and Waterloo Avenue.

 

The installation of all-way stop control is warranted at this intersection and will enhance safety for all road users, including pedestrians destined to/from an adjacent secondary school.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the installation of the all-way stop control at the intersection of Dufferin Street and Waterloo Avenue, estimated at $800.00 are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget. No new pedestrian ramps are required to be installed as part of the all-way stop control installation.

Background Information
(October 26, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District, on an All-Way Stop Control at Dufferin Street and Waterloo Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108381.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - All-Way Stop Control - Dufferin Street and Waterloo Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108382.pdf)


NY26.22

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 10 

Traffic Calming - King High Avenue and Allingham Gardens
Origin
(October 23, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that North York Community Council:

 

1. Deny the installation of speed humps on King High Avenue, between Invermay Avenue and Allingham Gardens.

 

2. Deny the installation of speed humps on Allingham Gardens, between King High Avenue and Wilson Avenue.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is reporting on the results of the traffic calming measures (speed humps) investigation on King High Avenue, between Invermay Avenue and Allingham Gardens, and on Allingham Gardens, between King High Avenue and Wilson Avenue.

 

The results of the traffic calming assessment on the sections of King High Avenue and Allingham Gardens indicate that the minimum requirements of the traffic calming warrant have not been achieved. Therefore, traffic calming should not be installed on either King High Avenue or Allingham Gardens.

Financial Impact

There are no financial impacts associated with the adoption of the recommendations of this staff report.

 

If, however, North York Community Council decides speed humps on King High Avenue, between Invermay Avenue and Allingham Gardens, and on Allingham Gardens, between King High Avenue and Wilson Avenue, would be beneficial, the following financial impacts will result:

 

The estimated cost for installing approximately four speed humps on King High Avenue, between Invermay Avenue and Allingham Gardens, is $12,800.00.

 

The estimated cost for installing approximately one speed hump on Allingham Gardens, between King High Avenue and Wilson Avenue, is $3,200.00.

 

Funds in the amount of $298,000 have been approved in Transportation Services' 2017 Capital Budget submission for traffic calming initiatives; however, all funds have been fully allocated. Installing speed humps on King High Avenue and Allingham Gardens would be subject to competing priorities and funding availability in 2018.

Background Information
(October 23, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District, on Traffic Calming on King High Avenue and Allingham Gardens
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108317.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Traffic Calming - King High Avenue and Allingham Gardens
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108318.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Traffic Calming Warrant Criteria - King High Avenue and Allingham Gardens
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108319.pdf)


NY26.23

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 10 

Traffic Calming - Codsell Avenue, between Bathurst Street and Wilson Heights Boulevard
Origin
(October 23, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that North York Community Council:

 

1. Deny the installation of speed humps on Codsell Avenue, between Bathurst Street and Maxwell Street.

 

2. Deny the installation of speed humps on Codsell Avenue, between Maxwell Street and Wilmington Avenue.

 

3. Deny the installation of speed humps on Codsell Avenue, between Wilmington Avenue and Wilson Heights Boulevard.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is reporting on the results of the investigation of traffic calming measures (speed humps) on Codsell Avenue, between Bathurst Street and Wilson Heights Boulevard.

 

The results of the traffic calming assessment on Codsell Avenue, between Bathurst Street and Wilson Heights Boulevard, indicate that the minimum requirements of the traffic calming warrant have not been achieved. Therefore, traffic calming should not be installed on any section of Codsell Avenue.

Financial Impact

There are no financial impacts associated with the adoption of the recommendations of this staff report.

 

If, however, North York Community Council decides speed humps on Codsell Avenue, between Bathurst Street and Wilson Heights Boulevard, would be beneficial, the following financial impact will result:

 

The estimated cost for installing approximately seven speed humps on Codsell Avenue, between Bathurst Street and Maxwell Street, is $22,400.00.

 

The estimated cost for installing approximately six speed humps on Codsell Avenue, between Maxwell Street and Wilmington Avenue, is $19,200.00.

 

The estimated cost for installing approximately five speed humps on Codsell Avenue, between Wilmington Avenue and Wilson Heights Boulevard, is $16,000.00.

 

Funds in the amount of $298,000 have been approved in Transportation Services' 2017 Capital Budget submission for traffic calming initiatives; however all funds have been fully allocated. Installing speed humps on this section of Codsell Avenue would be subject to competing priorities and funding availability in 2018.

Background Information
(October 23, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District on Traffic Calming for Codsell Avenue, between Bathurst Street and Wilson Heights Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108383.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Traffic Calming - Codsell Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108384.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Traffic Calming Warrant Criteria - Codsell Avenue, between Bathurst Street and Maxwell Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108385.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Traffic Calming Warrant Criteria - Codsell Avenue, between Maxwell Street and Wilmington Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108386.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Traffic Calming Warrant Criteria - Codsell Avenue, between Wilmington Avenue and Wilson Heights Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108387.pdf)


NY26.24

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Safety Review - Bombay Avenue and Bideford Avenue/Avenue Road
Origin
(October 23, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize all-way compulsory stop control at the intersection of Bombay Avenue and Bideford Avenue/Avenue Road.

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Avenue Road,

City Council approval of this report is required.

 

North York Community Council, at its meeting on September 6, 2017, directed Transportation Services to undertake a safety review at the intersection of Bombay Avenue and Bideford Avenue/Avenue Road and to report back to North York Community Council on the findings, including enhanced intersection controls, signs, pavement markings and a lowered speed limit.

 

As a result of the intersection safety review, Transportation Services is recommending the installation of all-way stop control at the intersection of Bombay Avenue and Bideford Avenue/Avenue Road. This installation will enhance safety, provide consistent guidance to motorists and pedestrians, and will have minimal impacts on traffic.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the installation of all-way stop sign control at intersection of Bombay Avenue and Bideford Avenue/Avenue Road are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget.

Background Information
(October 23, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District on a Safety Review for Bombay Avenue and Bideford Avenue/Avenue Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108333.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Safety Review - Bombay Avenue and Bideford Avenue/Avenue Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108334.pdf)


(Deferred from September 6, 2017 - 2017.NY24.14)
NY26.25

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

Road Alteration - Lawrence Avenue West at Dufferin Street and Corona Street/Via Bagnato
Origin
(August 18, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Infrastructure Management
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Infrastructure Management recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the alteration of the intersections of Lawrence Avenue West and Dufferin St. and Lawrence Avenue West and Corona St./Via Bagnato, providing a westbound right-turn lane (Buses Excepted), generally as shown in Attachment 1 of the report entitled "Road Alteration – Lawrence Avenue West at Dufferin Street and Corona Street/Via Bagnato", dated August 18, 2017 from the Acting Director, Transportation Infrastructure Management.

 

2. City Council designate the newly created westbound lane at Lawrence Avenue West and Corona St./Via Bagnato as right-turn only, with an exception provided for TTC vehicles.

Summary

Transportation Services is requesting approval, on behalf of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), to alter Lawrence Avenue West from Dufferin Street to a point 57 metres (m) east of Corona St./Via Bagnato in order to provide an extended westbound  lane for right-turning traffic and through buses. Doing so will allow TTC vehicles to bypass general traffic in this area, improving service reliability. The change has been evaluated for benefits and impacts according to established criteria for queue-jump lane requests.

 

This lane can be accommodated by widening the south side of Lawrence Avenue by up to 2.0m, reducing existing lane widths, and extending existing turn lanes.

 

These modifications will not result in the loss of any travel lanes, as the current two eastbound and two westbound lanes will be maintained.

 

As TTC operates bus service on both Lawrence Avenue West and Dufferin Street, City Council approval of this report is required.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the alteration of Lawrence Avenue West from Dufferin Street to a point 57m east of Corona St./Via Bagnato will be the responsibility of the TTC.

Background Information
(August 18, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Director, Transportation Infrastructure Management on a Road Alteration on Lawrence Avenue West at Dufferin Street and Corona Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108184.pdf)


NY26.26

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 15 

Accessible Parking Space - Westmount Avenue
Origin
(October 26, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that North York Community Council:

 

1. Approve an accessible parking space to operate at all times on the west side of Westmount Avenue, between a point 128 metres north of Rogers Road and a point 5.5 metres further north.

 

2. Rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times from December 1 to March 31, inclusive, on the east side of Westmount Avenue, between Rogers Road and Amherst Avenue.

 

3. Amend the existing permit regulation in effect from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., daily, on the west side of Westmount Avenue, between a point 41 metres north of Rogers Road and Amherst Avenue, to be in effect from Rogers Road to Amherst Avenue.

 

4. Amend the traffic calming regulation in effect on Westmount Avenue, between Regal Road and St. Clair Avenue West, to operate between Regal Road and Gibson Street.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is requesting North York Community Council to authorize the installation of an accessible parking space on the west side of Westmount Avenue, north of Rogers Road.

 

The installation of an accessible parking space will address the needs of a local resident, while reducing the available on-street parking by one space.

 

This report also identifies and rectifies overlapping and outdated traffic regulations on Westmount Avenue by introducing "house-keeping" by-law amendments.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the installation of the accessible parking space on Westmount Avenue are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget.

Background Information
(October 26, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District, on an Accessible Parking Space on Westmount Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108379.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Accessible Parking Space - Westmount Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108380.pdf)


NY26.27

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 15 

All-Way Stop Control - Glengrove Avenue and Lois Avenue
Origin
(October 11, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that North York Community Council:

 

1. Authorize all-way compulsory stop control at the intersection of Glengrove Avenue and Lois Avenue.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is requesting North York Community Council to authorize the installation of an all-way stop control at the intersection of Glengrove Avenue and Lois Avenue.

 

The installation of an all-way stop control at this intersection is warranted and will appropriately assign the right-of-way to address safety concerns at the intersection.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the installation of the all-way stop control at the intersection of Glengrove Avenue and Lois Avenue, including required pedestrian ramps, estimated at $1,000.00 are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget.

Background Information
(October 11, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District on an All-Way Stop Control at Glengrove Avenue and Lois Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108256.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - All-Way Stop Control - Glengrove Avenue and Lois Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108330.pdf)


NY26.28

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

Traffic Control Signals - Dufferin Street at Glengrove Avenue
Origin
(October 25, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Dufferin Street and Glengrove Avenue.

Summary

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

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to install traffic control signals at the intersection of Dufferin Street and Glengrove Avenue. The installation is recommended based on the pedestrian crossing activity in the vicinity and the long spacing to adjacent pedestrian crossing protection. Traffic control signals will enhance safety for pedestrians and motorists but may increase delays for north-south motorists.

Financial Impact

The estimated cost for installing traffic control signals at the intersection of Dufferin Street and Glengrove Avenue is approximately $180,000.00. Installation is subject to the availability of funding and competing priorities.

Background Information
(October 25, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District, on Traffic Control Signals on Dufferin Street at Glengrove Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108370.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Traffic Control Signals - Dufferin Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108371.pdf)

Communications
(November 9, 2017) E-mail from Lucy Forcina (NY.New.NY26.28.1)

NY26.29

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 16 

Accessible Parking Space - Frontenac Avenue
Origin
(October 23, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that North York Community Council:

 

1. Designate an accessible parking space to operate at all times on the south side of Frontenac Avenue, between a point 110 metres east of Bathurst Street and a point 5.5 metres further east.

 

2. Rescind the existing stopping prohibition in effect at all times on both sides of Frontenac Avenue, between Bathurst Street and a point 30 metres east of Bathurst Street.

 

3. Amend the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times on the south side of Frontenac Avenue, between a point 30 metres east of Bathurst Street and a point 91 metres east of Bathurst Street, to operate between Bathurst Street and a point 77 metres east of Bathurst Street.

 

4. Prohibit parking at all times on the north side of Frontenac Avenue, between Bathurst Street and a point 10 metres east of Bathurst Street.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is requesting North York Community Council to authorize the installation of an accessible parking space on the south side of Frontenac Avenue, between Bathurst Street and Glen Rush Boulevard.

 

The installation of an accessible parking space will address the needs of a local resident, while reducing the available on-street parking by one space.

 

This report also identifies and rectifies conflicting parking by-laws on Frontenac Avenue by introducing "house-keeping" by-law amendments.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the installation of the accessible parking space on Frontenac Avenue are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget.

Background Information
(October 23, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District on an Accessible Parking Space for Frontenac Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108253.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Frontenac Avenue - Proposed Accessible Parking Space
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108254.pdf)


NY26.30

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 16 

Turn Prohibitions - Avenue Road at Briar Hill Avenue
Origin
(October 23, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that:

 

1. City Council prohibit eastbound through movements at all times at Avenue Road and Briar Hill Avenue.

 

2. City Council prohibit eastbound left turns at all times at Avenue Road and Briar Hill Avenue.

 

3. City Council prohibit westbound through movements at all times at Avenue Road and Briar Hill Avenue.

 

4. City Council prohibit westbound left turns at all times at Avenue Road and Briar Hill Avenue.

Summary

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

 

In response to concerns raised by area residents, Transportation Services reviewed the safety of the intersection of Avenue Road and Briar Hill Avenue. Although traffic control signals would not be appropriate due to the close proximity of adjacent signals located to the north and south on Avenue Road, a pattern of collisions has been identified involving eastbound and westbound vehicles exiting or crossing Avenue Road. Therefore, approval is requested to prohibit eastbound and westbound through and left-turn movements at the intersection of Avenue Road and Briar Hill Avenue at all times.

 

The proposed prohibitions will address the safety concerns for eastbound and westbound through and left-turning movements at the intersection of Avenue Road and Briar Hill Avenue but may result in increased traffic volumes on the adjacent residential streets.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the installation of the proposed turn prohibitions are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget.

Background Information
(October 23, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District, on Turn Prohibitions on Avenue Road at Briar Hill Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108365.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Turn Prohibitions - Avenue Road at Briar Hill Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108366.pdf)


NY26.31

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 23 

Speed Limit Reduction - Pleasant Avenue
Origin
(October 11, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that North York Community Council:

 

1.  Rescind the existing 40 km/h speed limit on Pleasant Avenue, between a point 150 metres west of Peckham Avenue and a point 150 metres east of Cactus Avenue.

 

2.  Enact a 40 km/h speed limit on Pleasant Avenue, between Chelmsford Avenue and Crossen Drive.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to extend the limits of the existing 40 km/h posted speed limit on Pleasant Avenue, currently in effect within 150 metres of Pleasant Public School. The proposed changes will extend the 40 km/h posted speed limit further west to Chelmsford Avenue and further east to Crossen Drive. These adjacent sections of Pleasant Avenue currently have a 50 km/h regulatory speed limit.

 

The extension of the 40 km/h posted speed limit on Pleasant Avenue will encourage motorists to slow down in the vicinity of students walking to/from Pleasant Public School and will result in a consistent speed limit on Pleasant Avenue, between Chelmsford Avenue and Crossen Drive.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with extending the 40 km/h posted speed limit on Pleasant Avenue are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget.

Background Information
(October 11, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District, on a Speed Limit Reduction on Pleasant Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108388.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Pleasant Avenue - Proposed 40km/h Speed Limit
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108389.pdf)


NY26.32

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Traffic Control Signals and Road Alteration - Willowdale Avenue
Origin
(October 18, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Willowdale Avenue and Spring Garden Avenue.

 

2. City Council approve the alteration of the intersection of Willowdale Avenue and Elmwood Avenue, including the installation of modular islands, generally as shown on Drawing No. NYRD17-0040 dated October 2017, attached to the report entitled "Traffic Control Signals and Road Alteration - Willowdale Avenue", from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District.

 

3. City Council deny the removal of the pedestrian crossover coincident with the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Willowdale Avenue and Elmwood Avenue.

Summary

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

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to install traffic control signals at the intersection of Willowdale Avenue and Spring Garden Avenue. The installation is recommended, based on the pedestrian and motorist crossing activity in the vicinity, the significant planned development in the area and the long spacing to adjacent pedestrian crossing protection. Traffic control signals will enhance safety for pedestrians and motorists but may increase delays for north-south motorists and impact traffic patterns on side-streets.

 

Additionally, approval is requested to implement roadway alterations at the intersection of Willowdale Avenue and Elmwood Avenue. The roadway alterations will narrow the road width at the existing pedestrian crossover (PXO), reducing the crossing distance for pedestrians and potentially reducing vehicle speeds through the intersection.

 

Transportation Services does not support the removal of the PXO at the intersection of Willowdale Avenue and Elmwood Avenue, coincident with the installation of traffic control signals at Spring Garden Avenue. The combined vehicle and pedestrian volumes crossing Willowdale Avenue at Elmwood Avenue do not satisfy the technical justifications for traffic control signals and studies indicate the existing PXO is operating satisfactorily.

Financial Impact

The estimated cost for installing traffic control signals at Willowdale Avenue and Spring Garden Avenue is approximately $180,000.00. Installation is subject to the availability of funding and competing priorities.

 

The estimated cost for the installation of modular islands and pavement markings included in the road alteration at the intersection of Willowdale Avenue and Elmwood Avenue is $15,000.

 

If, however, North York Community Council decides to not proceed with the above-noted road alterations and remove the PXO on Willowdale Avenue at Elmwood Avenue and replace it with traffic control signals, the total estimated cost would be approximately $180,000.00.

Background Information
(October 18, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District on Traffic Control Signals and Road Alteration on Willowdale Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108337.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Traffic Control Signals and Road Alterations on Willowdale Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108340.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Map - Intersection of Elmwood Avenue and Willowdale Avenue Proposed Roadway Alterations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108362.pdf)


NY26.33

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 26 

Traffic Control Signals - Wynford Drive and Garamond Court/Private Access
Origin
(October 16, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Wynford Drive and Garamond Court/Private Access.

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates bus service on Wynford Drive, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to install traffic control signals at the intersection of Wynford Drive and Garamond Court/private access.

 

The installation of traffic control signals is technically justified and will enhance safety for all road users. However, this installation may increase delays for east-west motorists on Wynford Drive, as these movements will no longer operate with free flow. There are no changes recommended at the existing pedestrian crossover (PXO) on Wynford Drive, 150 metres east of Garamond Court/private access, as it is operating satisfactorily.

Financial Impact

The estimated cost for installing traffic control signals is approximately $180,000. This installation would be subject to the availability of funding and competing priorities.

Background Information
(October 16, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District, on Traffic Control Signals at Wynford Drive and Garamond Court/Private Access
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108368.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Proposed Traffic Control Signals - Wynford Drive and Garamond Court
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108369.pdf)


NY26.34

ACTION 

10:30 AM 

Delegated 

Ward: 16 

Encroachment Appeal - 255 St. Germain Avenue
Origin
(October 2, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District, recommends that:

 

1. North York Community Council approve the request to maintain a 2.3 metres high wooden fence and 2 metres high cedar hedges on the Greer Road flankage of the subject premises on the public right of way at 255 St. Germain Avenue, subject to the following conditions:

 

a. the property owners enter into an encroachment agreement with the City of Toronto at the applicant's expense and assume all liability and damages related to the encroachments;

 

b. the property owners must retain valid property insurance for the duration of the encroachments in case there are any claims initiated due to the encroachments;

 

c. the property owners agree that the City and/or utility companies may remove the fence and hedges in order to install or maintain services within the affected public right of way with no obligation to replace these encroachments; and

 

d. the property owners reduce the height of the hedges fronting the residence on St. Germain Avenue at the intersection to a maximum 0.9 metre height measured from the roadway grade to mitigate a traffic sight line impediment.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision provided it is in keeping with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is requesting authority to enter into an encroachment agreement with the owners of 255 St. Germain Avenue for a 2.3 metres high wooden fence setback 0.6 metres from the City sidewalk and 2.3 metres from the adjacent driveway, as well as 2 metres high cedar hedges located behind this fence.

 

The fence and hedges on the public right of way do not meet the requirements of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 743, Streets and Sidewalks, Use of. The owner will be given an opportunity to make a deputation before Community Council.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact to the City as a result of this report.

Background Information
(October 2, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District on an Encroachment Appeal for 255 St. Germain Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108323.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Site Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108324.pdf)


NY26.35

ACTION 

10:30 AM 

Delegated 

Ward: 25 

Encroachment Appeal - 97 Roslin Avenue
Origin
(September 11, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Recommendations

The Director, Transportation Services, North York District, recommends that:

 

1.  North York Community Council approve the request to install a 1.5 metres high wooden fence on the Mount Pleasant Road flankage of the subject premises on the public right of way at 97 Roslin Avenue, subject to the following conditions:

 

a. the property owners will enter into an encroachment agreement with the City of Toronto at the applicant's expense and assume all liability and damages related to the encroachment;

 

b. the property owners must retain valid property insurance for the duration of the encroachment in case there are any claims initiated due to the encroachment; and

 

c. the property owners agree that the City and/or utility companies may remove the fence encroachment in order to install or maintain services within the affected public right of way with no obligation to replace the fence.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision provided it is in keeping with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is requesting authority to enter into an encroachment agreement with the owners of 97 Roslin Avenue for a 1.5 metre high wooden fence, setback 0.5 metres from the City sidewalk and 3 metres from the adjacent driveway. Footings for the fence located within the right of way are a depth of 1.2 metres.

 

The fence on the public right of way does not meet the requirements of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 743, Streets and Sidewalks, Use of. The owner will be given an opportunity to make a deputation before Community Council.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact to the City as a result of this report.

Background Information
(September 11, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District on an Encroachment Appeal for 97 Roslin Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108312.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Site Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108313.pdf)


NY26.36

ACTION 

10:45 AM 

Delegated 

Ward: 16 

Residential Demolition Application - 426 Glengrove Avenue
Origin
(October 27, 2017) Report from the Deputy Chief Building Official and Director, Toronto Building
Recommendations

The Toronto Building Division recommends that the North York Community Council give consideration to the demolition application for 426 Glengrove Avenue and decide to:

 

1. Refuse the application to demolish the single family dwelling because there is no permit to replace the building on the site. Or,

 

2. Approve the application to demolish the single family dwelling without conditions. Or,

 

3. Approve the application to demolish the single family dwelling with the following conditions:

 

a. that a construction fence be erected in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Code, Chapter 363, Article III, if deemed appropriate by the Chief Building Official;

 

b. that all debris and rubble be removed immediately after demolition;

 

c. that sod be laid on the site and be maintained free of garbage and weeds, in accordance with the Municipal Code Chapter 623-5, and 629-10, paragraph B; and

 

d. that any holes on the property are backfilled with clean fill.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

In accordance with Section 33 of the Planning Act and the former City of Toronto Municipal Code Ch. 363, Article II “Demolition Control”, the application for the demolition of a vacant single family dwelling at 426 Glengrove Avenue is being referred to the North York Community Council to consider as a building permit has not been issued for a replacement building.

 

North York Community Council may impose conditions, if any, to be attached to the demolition permit.

Financial Impact

Future property tax may change due to a change in the property's classification.

Background Information
(October 27, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-2 form the Deputy Chief Building Official and Director, Toronto Building on a Residential Demolition Application for 426 Glengrove Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108296.pdf)


NY26.37

ACTION 

10:45 AM 

Delegated 

Ward: 23 

Residential Demolition Application at 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24 Bonnington Place
Origin
(October 19, 2017) Report from the Director and Deputy Chief Building Official, Toronto Building
Recommendations

The Director and Deputy Chief Building Official, Toronto Building, North York District recommends that the North York Community Council give consideration to the application for the demolition at 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24 Bonnington Place to:

 

1. Refuse the application to demolish the vacant residential buildings because there is no permit application to replace the buildings on the site. Or,

 

2. Approve the application to demolish the vacant residential buildings without any conditions. Or,

 

3.  Approve the application to demolish the vacant residential buildings with the following conditions:

 

a. that a construction fence be erected in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Code, Chapter 363, Article III, if deemed appropriate by the Chief Building Official;

 

b. that all debris and rubble be removed immediately after demolition;

 

c. that sod be laid on the site and be maintained free of garbage and weeds, in accordance with the Municipal Code Chapter 629-10, paragraph B and 629-11; and 

 

d. that any holes on the property are backfilled with clean fill.  

Summary

This report is about a matter for which the North York Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision.

 

In accordance with Section 33 of the Planning Act and the City of Toronto Municipal Code Ch. 363, Article II "Demolition Control", the demolition permit applications for 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24 Bonnington is referred to North York Community Council to grant or refuse, including any conditions, to be attached to the permit. The owner proposes to demolish the 10 existing single detached dwellings on the property.  A permit for construction of a new building has not been submitted because the properties will acquired will form part of the North York Centre Service Road.

Financial Impact

There are no financial impacts.

Background Information
(October 19, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-3 from the Director and Deputy Chief Building Official, Toronto Building on a Residential Demolition Application for 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24 Bonnington Place
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108289.pdf)


NY26.38

ACTION 

10:45 AM 

Delegated 

Ward: 25 

Proposed Official Naming of Future Park at 100 Ranleigh Avenue
Origin
(October 23, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Recommendations

The General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation recommends that North York Community Council:

 

1. Officially name the future park located at 100 Ranleigh Avenue "Ranleigh Park".

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

The Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division is recommending that the future parkland located at 100 Ranleigh Avenue be officially named "Ranleigh Park".

 

The Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division has reviewed the policy criteria in the Council-approved City of Toronto Property Naming Policy and verifies that the proposed park name meets the criteria.

Financial Impact

There are no financial impacts resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(October 23, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on the Proposed Official Naming of Future Park at 100 Ranleigh Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108150.pdf)


NY26.39

ACTION 

11:00 AM 

 

Ward: 24 

Application to Remove a Private Tree - 36 McNicoll Avenue
Origin
(October 23, 2017) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Recommendations

The General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation recommends that:

 

1. City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) privately owned tree located at 36 McNicoll Avenue.

Summary

This report recommends that City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) privately-owned tree located at 36 McNicoll Avenue. The application indicates the reason for removal is that the tree's roots have grown into the sewer line causing the basement to flood.

 

The subject tree is a silver maple (Acer saccharinum), measuring 96 cm in diameter. The Private Tree By-law does not support the removal of this tree as it is healthy and maintainable.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(October 23, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on an Application to Remove a Private Tree at 36 McNicoll Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108192.pdf)

Communications
(November 13, 2017) E-mail from Paul Kang (NY.New.NY26.39.1)
(November 14, 2017) E-mail from Haiyan Cheng (NY.New.NY26.39.2)
(November 14, 2017) Submission from Haiyan Cheng (NY.New.NY26.39.3)

NY26.40

ACTION 

11:00 AM 

 

Ward: 25 

Application to Remove a Private Tree - 134 Yorkminster Road
Origin
(October 23, 2017) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Recommendations

The General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation recommends that:

 

1. City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) privately owned tree located at 134 Yorkminster Road.

Summary

This report recommends that City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) privately-owned tree located at 134 Yorkminster Road. The application indicates the reasons for removal are to address concerns that the tree is damaging an existing fence and interfering with another tree.

 

The subject tree is a Norway maple (Acer platanoides), measuring 42 cm in diameter. The Private Tree By-law does not support the removal of this tree as it is healthy and maintainable. 

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(October 23, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on an Application to Remove a Private Tree at 134 Yorkminster Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108152.pdf)


NY26.41

ACTION 

11:00 AM 

 

Ward: 34 

Application to Remove a Private Tree - 56 Cassandra Boulevard
Origin
(October 23, 2017) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Recommendations

The General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation recommends that:

 

1. City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) privately owned tree located at 56 Cassandra Boulevard.

Summary

This report recommends that City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) privately-owned tree located at 56 Cassandra Boulevard. The application indicates the reason for removal is that the tree is too large and that a resident at 56 Cassandra Boulevard has an allergy to pollen from pine trees (Pinus spp.).

 

The subject tree is a white spruce (Picea glauca), measuring 41.5 cm in diameter. The Private Tree By-law does not support the removal of this tree as it is healthy and maintainable.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(October 23, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on an Application to Remove a Private Tree at 56 Cassandra Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108151.pdf)

Communications
(November 14, 2017) Submission from Ayesha Rahman (NY.New.NY26.41.1)

(Deferred from September 6, 2017 - 2017.NY24.40)
NY26.42

ACTION 

11:15 AM 

Delegated 

Ward: 16 

Front Yard Parking Appeal - 450 Woburn Avenue
Origin
(August 11, 2017) Report from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services
Recommendations

The Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services Toronto and East York District recommends that North York Community Council:  

 

1. Deny the request for front yard parking at 450 Woburn Avenue.

 

2. Request that the owner pay for the removal of the obsolete ramp and restoration of a full face curb, remove the existing brick paving and restore the area to soft landscaping, as indicated in Attachment 'C' to the report (August 11, 2017) from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

Transportation Services has assessed an appeal from the owner of 450 Woburn Avenue for front yard parking. Front yard parking at this location is not recommended because it does not meet the soft landscaping requirements of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 918 and the Code does not permit the licensing of a front yard parking pad where the property has adequate space to provide a parking facility at the rear of the property by means of a public laneway. The owner will be given an opportunity to make a deputation before Community Council.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact resulting from the adoption of the recommendations in this report.

Background Information
(August 11, 2017) Report and Attachments A-C from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services on Front Yard Parking Appeal - 450 Woburn Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108185.pdf)

Communications
(November 13, 2017) Petition from Marc Kestenberg containing 9 signatures of area residents (NY.New.NY26.42.1)
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Roberto Roberti and Wilma Visser, submitted by Marc Kestenberg (NY.New.NY26.42.2)
(November 11, 2017) E-mail from Jane Ambrosino, Ambrosino Law Group, submitted by Marc Kestenberg (NY.New.NY26.42.3)
(November 13, 2017) E-mail from Marc Kestenberg (NY.New.NY26.42.4)

42a Supplementary Report - Front Yard Parking Appeal - 450 Woburn Avenue
Origin
(October 20, 2017) Report from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services
Recommendations

The Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services Toronto and East York District recommends that North York Community Council:  

 

1. Deny the request for front yard parking at 450 Woburn Avenue.

 

2. Request that the owner pay for the removal of the obsolete ramp and restoration of a full face curb, remove the existing brick paving and restore the area to soft landscaping, as indicated in Attachment 'C', attached to the report (October 20, 2017) from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

Transportation Services has assessed an appeal from the owner of 450 Woburn Avenue for front yard parking. Front yard parking at this location is not recommended because it does not meet the soft landscaping requirements of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 918 and the Code does not permit the licensing of a front yard parking pad where the property has adequate space to provide a parking facility at the rear of the property by means of a public laneway. The owner will be given an opportunity to make a deputation before Community Council.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact resulting from the adoption of the recommendations in this report.

Background Information
(October 20, 2017) Supplementary Report and Attachments A-C from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services, on a Front Yard Parking Appeal for 450 Woburn Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108215.pdf)


(Deferred from September 6, 2017 - 2017.NY24.41)
NY26.43

ACTION 

11:15 AM 

Delegated 

Ward: 16 

Front Yard Parking Appeal - 452 Woburn Avenue
Origin
(August 11, 2017) Report from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services
Recommendations

The Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services Toronto and East York District recommends that North York Community Council:  

 

1. Deny the request for front yard parking at 452 Woburn Avenue.

 

2. Request that the owner remove the existing brick paving and restore the area to soft landscaping, as indicated in Attachment 'C' to the report (August 11, 2017) from the Manager,  Right of Way Management, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District.

 

3. Require the owner pay for the removal of the unauthorized ramp and restoration of the full face curb.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

Transportation Services has assessed an appeal from the owner of 452 Woburn Avenue for front yard parking. Front yard parking at this location is not recommended because it does not meet the soft landscaping requirements of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 918 and the Code does not permit the licensing of a front yard parking pad where the property has access to a parking facility at the rear of the property by means of a public laneway. The owner will be given an opportunity to make a deputation before Community Council.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact resulting from the adoption of the recommendations in this report.

Background Information
(August 11, 2017) Report and Attachments A-C from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services on Front Yard Parking Appeal - 452 Woburn Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108186.pdf)


43a Supplementary Report - Front Yard Parking Appeal - 452 Woburn Avenue
Origin
(October 20, 2017) Report from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services
Recommendations

The Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services Toronto and East York District recommends that North York Community Council:  

 

1. Deny the request for front yard parking at 452 Woburn Avenue.

 

2. Request that the owner remove the existing brick paving and restore the area to soft landscaping, as indicated in Attachment 'C', attached to the report (October 20, 2017) from the Manager,  Right of Way Management, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District.

 

3. Require the owner pay for the removal of the unauthorized ramp and restoration of the full face curb.                  

Summary

This staff report is about a matter which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

Transportation Services has assessed an appeal from the owner of 452 Woburn Avenue for front yard parking. Front yard parking at this location is not recommended because it does not meet the soft landscaping requirements of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 918 and the Code does not permit the licensing of a front yard parking pad where the property has access to a parking facility at the rear of the property by means of a public laneway. The owner will be given an opportunity to make a deputation before Community Council.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact resulting from the adoption of the recommendations in this report.

Background Information
(October 20, 2017) Supplementary Report and Attachments A-C from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services, on a Front Yard Parking Appeal for 452 Woburn Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108216.pdf)


NY26.44

ACTION 

11:15 AM 

Delegated 

Ward: 25 

Front Yard Parking Appeal - 12 Ardrossan Place
Origin
(October 20, 2017) Report from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services
Recommendations

The Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, recommends that:  

 

1. North York Community Council deny the request for front yard parking at 12 Ardrossan Place.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

Transportation Services has assessed an appeal from the owner of 12 Ardrossan Place for front yard parking. Front yard parking at this location is not recommended because it does not meet the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 918 in that the Code does not permit the licensing of a front yard parking pad where on-street permit parking is authorised on the same side of the street. The owner will be given an opportunity to make a deputation before Community Council.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact resulting from the adoption of the recommendations in this report.

Background Information
(October 20, 2017) Report and Attachments A-B from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services, on a Front Yard Parking Appeal for 12 Ardrossan Place
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108214.pdf)

Communications
(November 14, 2017) Submission from Mike Ricafort (NY.New.NY26.44.1)

(Deferred from October 17, 2017 - 2017.NY25.29)
NY26.45

ACTION 

11:30 AM 

Delegated 

Ward: 8 

Application for Fence Exemption - 79 Martin Ross Avenue
Public Notice Given
Origin
(August 2, 2017) Report from the Manager, Municipal Licensing and Standards, North York District
Recommendations

The Manager, Municipal Licensing and Standards, North York District recommends that the North York Community Council:

 

1.  Refuse to grant the application for an exemption permit, by the property owner of 79 Martin Ross Ave for the proposed corrugated metal fence in lieu of complying with the requirements for height and material stipulated in City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 447. Or,

 

2.  Grant the application for a fence height/ material exemption, without conditions, thereby allowing the fence to be maintained, as constructed and permit the metal sheet fence at the flankage yard, as proposed.  Direct and require that the installation be maintained in good repair without alteration.  Direct and require that at such time as replacement of the fence enclosure is required that such installation will comply with Municipal Code Chapter 447, or its successor by-law.

Summary

This staff report concerns a matter for which the North York Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

The purpose of this report is to advise Community Council concerning an application by the property owner for a site-specific Fence Exemption, pursuant to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 447- Fences.  The property owner is seeking Community Council's permission to erect a sheet metal fence which exceeds the permitted height.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact anticipated in this report.

Background Information
(August 2, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Manager, Municipal Licensing and Standards, North York District on an Application for Fence Exemption for 79 Martin Ross Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108191.pdf)


NY26.46

ACTION 

11:30 AM 

Delegated 

Ward: 16 

Application for Fence Exemption - 56 Glengrove Avenue West
Origin
(October 2, 2017) Report from the Manager, Municipal Licensing and Standards, North York District
Recommendations

The Manager, Municipal Licensing and Standards, North York District recommends that the North York Community Council:

 

1. Refuse to grant the application for an exemption permit, by the property owner of 56 Glengrove Ave for the existing panel and garage, as part of the swimming pool enclosure, in lieu of complying with the requirements for material stipulated in City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 447-3 (3). Or,

 

2. Grant the application for the material exemption, without conditions, thereby allowing the swimming pool enclosure fence to be maintained, as constructed and permit the panel and garage, as existing.  Direct and require that the installation be maintained in good repair without alteration.  Direct and require that at such time as replacement of the fence enclosure is required that such installation will comply with Municipal Code Chapter 447, or its successor by-law.

Summary

This staff report concerns a matter for which the North York Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

The purpose of this report is to advise Community Council concerning an application by the property owner for a site-specific Fence Exemption, pursuant to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 447- Fences.  The property owner is seeking Community Council's permission to keep the existing panel and garage as part of the swimming pool enclosure contrary of bylaw Chapter 447-3 (3).

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact anticipated in this report.

Background Information
(October 2, 2017) Report from the Manager, Municipal Licensing and Standards, North York District, on an Application for a Fence Exemption for 56 Glengrove Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108149.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Over head view of 56 Glengrove Ave located in RD zone
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108205.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Over head view of property depicting approximate location of pool
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108206.pdf)

Attachment 3 - View of pool from sliding door located at the rear of building
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108207.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Rear yard looking North towards back of building
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108208.pdf)

Attachment 5 - View of pool looking East to West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108209.pdf)


NY26.47

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 9 

Installation of All-Way Compulsory Stop Control at Exbury Road and Monclova Road
Origin
(November 7, 2017) Memo from Coucillor Maria Augimeri
Recommendations

Councillor Augimeri recommends that:

 

1. North York Community Council authorize an all-way compulsory stop control at the intersection of Exbury Road and Monclova Road.

Summary

Exbury Road, east of Jane Street, is a two-way collector street. There are currently no controlled crossings for pedestrians on this street between the traffic control signals at Jane Street and the all-way stop sign control at Troutbrooke Drive, a distance of approximately 620 metres. This area is generally residential. The section between Jane Street and Monclova Road has high-rise buildings, but the remainder of the street consists of single family dwellings. Other land uses in the area include Exbury Park, Belmar Park and Beverley Heights Middle School.

 

The residents of Exbury Road have requested that an all-way stop sign control be installed in the section of road between Jane Street and Troutbrooke Drive. Although none of the intersecting streets in this section of Exbury Road would meet the numerical warrants for the installation of all-way stop control, the residents feel that the lack of controlled crossings creates a barrier to pedestrian movements. The intersection of Exbury Road and Monclova Road was determined to be the optimal location for this control in this section of street and will provide the most benefit to pedestrians and motorists crossing Exbury Road.

Background Information
(November 7, 2017) Memo from Councillor Maria Augimeri on the Installation of All-Way Compulsory Stop Control at Exbury Road and Monclova Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108923.pdf)


NY26.48

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 9 

Installation of All-Way Compulsory Stop Control at Heathrow Drive and Datchet Road
Origin
(November 7, 2017) Memo from Councillor Maria Augimeri
Recommendations

Councillor Augimeri recommends that:

 

1. North York Community Council authorize all-way compulsory stop control at the intersection of Heathrow Drive and Datchet Road.

Summary

The residents of the area have requested that an all-way stop sign control be installed at the intersection of Heathrow Drive and Datchet Road. Although the investigation carried out by Transportation Services did not meet the numerical warrants for the installation of an all-way stop control, the residents feel that the lack of controlled crossings creates a barrier to pedestrian movements. Residents also believe that an all-way stop control would create a safer situation for the school buses who frequently travel these roadways.  There is TTC service provided on Heathrow Drive by the 120 Calvington bus route.

Background Information
(November 7, 2017) Memo from Councillor Maria Augimeri on the Installation of an All-Way Compulsory Stop Control at Heathrow Drive and Datchet Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108924.pdf)

Communications
(November 4, 2017) Petition from area residents containing 53 signatures of residents in support of the all-way stop control, submitted by Councillor Augimeri  (NY.New.NY26.48.1)

NY26.49

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 23 

Re-opening of North York Community Council Item NY24.47, headed "Request for a Fence Exemption - 108 Elmhurst Avenue"
Origin
(November 6, 2017) Memo from Councillor John Filion
Recommendations

Councillor Filion recommends that:

 

1. North York Community Council re-open item NY24.47.
 
2. North York Community Council amend part 1 of its decision, at its September 6, 2017 meeting, to include the words "and front" after the word  "flankage"  so that Part 1 of the Decision shall now read as follows:
 

"North York Community Council grant the application for a fence height exemption for the property at 108 Elmhurst Avenue without conditions, thereby allowing the fence to be constructed, maintained; and permit the wooden fence at the flankage and front yard, as proposed."

Summary

A fence exemption was requested by the resident at 108 Elmhurst to erect a wooden fence which exceeds the permitted height, with the resident citing privacy as the main reason. At the North York Community Council meeting on September 6, 2017, Community Council's decision was to grant the application for a fence height exemption. The applicant's request included the flankage and front yard. In the report, staff inadvertently did not include front yard and only stated flankage yard.

Background Information
(November 6, 2017) Memo from Councillor John Filion on Re-opening of Item NY24.47, Request for a Fence Exemption for 108 Elmhurst Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108925.pdf)


NY26.50

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 25 

Endorsement of Events for Liquor Licensing Purposes
Summary

Seeking endorsement of events for Municipal Significance for liquor licensing purposes.

Communications
(November 2, 2017) E-mail from Jared Goldberg, Managing Director, Fifth Element Group, requesting that the Cadillac Fairview "Winter Warm Up Lounge" event to be held on December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., December 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 11:00 p.m., and December 3, 10, and 17, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 9:00 p.m. at the Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Road, be declared an Event of Municipal Significance. (NY.New.NY26.50.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/comm/communicationfile-73602.pdf)


NY26.51

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 15 

Reduce the Speed Limit on All Local Roads in Ward 15 to 40km/h
Origin
(November 14, 2017) Memo from Councillor Josh Colle
Recommendations

Councillor Colle recommends that:

                    

1.  North York Community Council reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on all local roads within the boundaries of Ward 15, excluding those roads that bound other wards or Community Council areas.

 

2. North York Community Council authorize the appropriate City staff to take the necessary action to implement the foregoing reduction in the speed limit, including the introduction of the necessary Bills to the North York Community Council.

 

3. Transportation to report back by April 2018 with staff recommendations as to whether to lower the speed limit to 40 km on any or all of the Collector and minor Arterial roads within Ward 15.

Summary

Ward 15 residents call in increasing numbers about their growing concerns over motorists driving above the local speed limit causing concern for pedestrian safety, particularly children and seniors. The implementation of the 40 km/h speed limit on all local roads within Ward 15 will address residents' safety concerns.

 

Transportation Services recommends the approval of a 40 km/h speed limit as indicated in a policy adopted by the Works Committee report in 2002. 

Background Information
(November 14, 2017) Memo from Councillor Josh Colle on Reducing the Speed Limits on All Local Roads in Ward 15 to 40 km/h.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108926.pdf)

Map of Local Roads in Ward 15
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108927.pdf)


NY26.52

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 23 

Extending the Existing 40 km/h Speed Limit on Avondale Avenue to Yonge Street
Origin
(November 14, 2017) Memo from Councillor John Filion
Recommendations

Councillor Filion recommends that:

 

1. North York Community Council reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on Avondale Avenue, between Yonge Street and Burnwell Street.

Summary

Avondale Ave. runs from Yonge St. to a cul-de-sac near Willowdale Ave. The portion of the road from Tradewind Ave. to the cul-de-sac. is a local road; the portion from Tradewind Ave. west to Yonge St. is part of the North York Service Road Network and it is planned that it be connected to Doris Ave. within a few years. Within the local road section of Avondale Ave., there are currently two posted speed limits; 40km/h near Avondale Public School between Burnwell and the cul-de-sac and 50 km/h between Tradewind Ave. and Burnwell St. To avoid driver confusion it is proposed that that entire section be made 40km/h.

 

In addition, a traffic study has shown that a significant number of vehicles speeding on the service road section of Avondale between Tradewind Ave. and Yonge St. It is proposed that this section also be changed to 40km/h. This would be consistent with the speed limit on the Doris Rd. Service Road to which this section of Avondale Avenue will soon be connected.

Background Information
(November 14, 2017) Memo from Councillor John Filion on Extending the Existing 40 km/h Speed limit on Avondale Avenue to Yonge Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108983.pdf)


NY26.53

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 23 

Parking Prohibitions - Betty Ann Drive
Origin
(November 14, 2017) Memo from Councillor John Filion
Recommendations

Councillor Filion recommends that:

 

1. North York Community Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the north side of Betty Ann Drive, between Diagonal Road and a point 132.5 metres west.

 

2. North York Community Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the south side of Betty Ann Drive, between Blenheim Street and a point 132 metres west.

 

3. North York Community Council prohibit parking from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, on both sides of Betty Ann Drive, between Blenheim Street/Diagonal Road and Senlac Road.

Summary

The purpose of this request is to obtain approval to extend the existing parking restrictions on Betty Ann Drive to apply to all of Betty Ann Drive between Diagonal Rd. and Senlac Rd., in order to limit commuter parking.

 

Currently, on both the north and south side of Betty Ann west of 174 and 173 (midpoint of the street), there are no parking restrictions with the exception of a complaint-based three-hour maximum stay bylaw. East of 174 and 173 Betty Ann there is a "no parking, 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday to Friday" regulation on both sides of the street. The rest of Betty Ann between Senlac Rd. and Beecroft Rd. have similar parking restrictions on both sides.

 

My office received complaints that the existing street parking, where there is no parking restrictions, is lined with vehicles on both sides with commuters parking to access the North York Centre subway station. Residents also cite poor visibility when backing out of their driveways. My office has monitored the parking situation on Betty Ann Dr. and surveyed the residents on the street, where a majority were in favour of extending the existing parking restrictions west to Senlac Rd.

Background Information
(November 14, 2017) Memo from Councillor John Filion on Recommendations for Parking Prohibitions on Betty Ann Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108991.pdf)


NY26.54

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 34 

Request to Place a No Entry Sign at Terraview Drive and the Intersection of Victoria Park Avenue and Farm Greenway
Origin
(November 14, 2017) Memo from Councillr Denzil Minnan-Wong
Recommendations

Councillor Minnan-Wong recommends that:

 

1. Transportation Services report back to the next meeting of Community Council on the merits of installing a No Entry Sign for all vehicles travelling from the townhouse development on Farm Greenway to Terraview Drive.

Summary

Recently, a signalized intersection was installed at the intersection of Terraview and Victoria Park and Farm Greenway.  A no left turn prohibition was added, prohibiting left hand turn lanes for vehicles travelling south on Victoria Park. 

 

In order to circumvent the no left turn prohibition, many vehicles travelling south are turning right into the adjacent townhouse development on Farm Greenway and making three point turns.  This additional traffic on private property is unwanted and dangerous.

Background Information
(November 14, 2017) Memo from Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong on a Request to Place a No Entry Sign at Terraview Boulevard and the Intersection of Victoria Park Avenue and Farm Greenway
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108993.pdf)


NY26.55

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 9 

Installation of All-Way Compulsory Stop Control at Garratt Boulevard and Regent Road
Origin
(November 14, 2017) Memo from Councillor Maria Augimeri
Recommendations

Councillor Augimeri recommends that:

 

1. North York Community Council authorize all-way compulsory stop control at the intersection of Garratt Boulevard and Regent Road.

Summary

The residents of the area have requested that an all-way stop sign control be installed at the intersection of Garratt Boulevard and Regent Road. Although the investigation carried out by Transportation Services did not meet the numerical warrants for the installation of an all-way stop control, the residents feel that it would create a safer situation for pedestrians and motorists, as there have been several accidents at this intersection over the years.

 

Garratt Boulevard serves as one of the access points to Bombardier Aerospace which is located at 123 Garratt Boulevard, and TTC route 120 Calvington also operates along Garratt Boulevard. As such, the intersection is high in traffic and safety measures could be improved.

Background Information
(November 14, 2017) Memo from Councillor Maria Augimeri on an Installation of All-Way Compulsory Stop Control at Garratt Boulevard and Regent Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-108994.pdf)


NY26.56

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8 

Turn Prohibitions - Codsell Avenue at Wilson Heights Boulevard, Wilmington Avenue and Bathurst Street
Origin
(November 14, 2017) Memo from Counillor James Pasternak
Recommendations

Councillor Pasternak recommends that:

 

1. North York Community Council direct Transportation staff to:

 

a. study implementing "no right/left turns" onto Codsell Avenue during peak periods from Wilmington Avenue and Wilson Heights Boulevard;

 

b. study implementing "no left turns" from westbound Codsell Avenue to northbound Bathurst Street during peak periods; and

 

c. report back to North York Community Council at its April 4, 2018 meeting.

Summary

My office has been receiving calls and correspondence regarding the excessive traffic and speeds on Codsell Avenue for years.  Codsell Avenue is a residential street that is often used as a thorough-street by those travelling between Bathurst Street and Wilson Heights Boulevard.  Current conditions on the street allow drivers to essentially cut through this street to get around travelling along the congested Sheppard Avenue West without many restrictions. 

 

This street houses many young families and seniors who are placed in danger daily due to the heavy flow of traffic on this residential street.  For this reason, turn prohibitions at these locations must be studied.

Background Information
(November 14, 2017) Memo from Councillor James Pasternak on Turn Prohibitions on Codsell Avenue at Wilson Heights Boulevard, Wilmington Avenue, and Bathurst Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-109003.pdf)


NY26.57

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

City of Vaughan Yonge-Steeles Corridor Secondary Plan
Origin
(November 14, 2017) Letter from Councillor John Filion
Recommendations

Councillor Filion recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board (Case No. PL111184) and seek party status for the purpose of participating in any mediation held as part of the hearing in order to support the City's interests and in support of the densities in the Yonge-Steeles Corridor Secondary Plan.

 

2.  Should the Secondary Plan be amended as a result of mediation or further discussions between the parties, City Council direct the City Solicitor report back to Council on the modifications and for further instructions.

 

3.  City Council pass a resolution indicating that the City of Toronto supports the densities contained in the City of Vaughan's Yonge-Steeles Corridor Secondary Plan, in its current form.

Summary

The City of Vaughan recently approved the Yonge-Steeles Corridor Secondary Plan which has been appealed by a number of parties to the Ontario Municipal Board. The Secondary Plan provides a vision for both the west side of Yonge Street and the north side of Steeles Avenue West within the City of Vaughan, including a policy framework with regards to land use, building heights and densities. Recently there have been a number of development inquires for potential development in the area.

 

The recommended population caps and densities in the Vaughan Secondary Plan were put forward based on a transportation plan that supported these numbers from an infrastructure perspective. The City of Toronto participated in that study and supplied our population and density predictions based on the City of Toronto Official Plan and the on-going work for the North Yonge Secondary Plan study.

 

One of the primary issues identified in the appeals of the Yonge-Steeles Corridor Secondary Plan is the maximum permitted densities and population caps prior to and after the future TTC subway expansion of Line 1 into the Town of Richmond Hill. Permitted densities in the Vaughan Secondary Plan, in the proximity of the Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue intersection, range between an FSI of 2.5 and 6.0. An increase in densities above those contemplated in the Vaughan Secondary Plan would create a context which is different than the existing and planned context for this portion of Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue within the City of Toronto. In order to ensure that any mediation regarding specific appeals along Steeles Avenue and at the Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue intersection are consistent with the City of Toronto's Official Plan, the City Solicitor and appropriate staff should attend to support the City of Vaughan's vision and the densities contained in the Vaughan Secondary Plan. More information on the City of Vaughan's study and the Secondary Plan can be found at https://www.vaughan.ca/projects/policy_planning_projects/Pages/Yonge-Street-Area-Study.aspx.

 

This Motion directs the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board and seek party status for the purpose of participating in any mediation in support of the densities in the Vaughan Secondary Plan.

 

City Planning and Legal Services have participated in the preparation of this motion.

This is a time sensitive matter due to the timing of the Pre-hearing Conference scheduled for November 23, 2017.

Background Information
(November 14, 2017) Letter from Councillor John Filion on City of Vaughan Yonge-Steeles Corridor Secondary Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-109010.pdf)


NY26.58

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Naming of Community Room at Goulding Community Centre
Origin
(November 14, 2017) Letter from Councillor John Filion
Recommendations

Councillor Filion recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to investigate the feasibility of naming the viewing gallery at Goulding Community Centre to "Brant Snow Viewing Gallery and report back to North York Community Council with a recommendation based on the criteria and process outlined in the Property Naming Policy.

 

Summary

The Property Naming Policy was approved by Toronto City Council in July 2015 and came into effect in October 2015. It outlines the process by which the public can initiate an application for naming or renaming city assets including requirements for community consultation and cost recovery, however members of City Council are excluded as potential applicants.

 

This motion would give staff the authority to commence the process under the policy, in lieu of an application, and report back to the relevant community council with recommendations on the re-naming.

Background Information
(November 14, 2017) Letter from Councillor John Filion on Community Room at Goulding Community Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-109008.pdf)


NY26.59

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

 

Enactment of By-laws
Summary

Introduction and consideration of bills for enactment as By-laws.