Led by resident and CLRA member, Barbara Chernin and supported by the CLRA, the Toronto and East York Council unanimously passed a motion by Councillor Josh Matlow on October 10th to request a comprehensive Traffic Management and Mitigation Plan for the St. Clair Avenue West and Bathurst Street Planning Framework Area. Now that it has been passed by the Community Council, it will be considered by City Council on October 29, 2019.
This initiative is timely as the developer of the old gas station property at Bathurst & St. Clair is expected to present his application for 3 rental apartment towers and a seven storey podium this fall.
Josh Matlow’s Motion to Toronto and East York Council Meeting
Re: Developing a Traffic Management & Mitigation Plan for the St. Clair Avenue West and Bathurst Street Planning Framework Area
Dear Chair and Members,
The area of the St. Clair Avenue West and Bathurst Street Planning Framework has seen an increase in development applications in past years. We are anticipating further intensification in this area, which has spurred concern from local residents about the cumulative impact this will have on the community. Residents have raised concerns over traffic management, noise controls, air quality, truck traffic and overall road safety, which is why I am requesting the development of a comprehensive Traffic Management & Mitigation Plan for the area.
I believe it is imperative to take a proactive approach in minimizing disruption and promoting safety in the community. This necessitates a coordinated effort by several City divisions to assess current conditions and make informed recommendations as to a focused and productive approach to these concerns.
It is recommended that:
- City Council request the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, in co-operation with other relevant City divisions, to develop a Traffic Management & Mitigation Plan for the area of the St. Clair Avenue West and Bathurst Street’s Planning Framework, including but not limited to: a. Traffic management in light of increasing density in the area; b. Construction staging coordination and management that would not impact the public right-of-way for development construction purposes; c. Construction and related noise monitoring and enforcement to be coordinated by Transportation Services and Municipal Licensing & Standards divisions;
- Ensure coordination between development construction sites to minimize impacts of truck traffic in the area and ensure compliance with the truck prohibitions on local streets in the area; e. Coordinate with relevant stakeholders, divisions and agencies, to do air quality studies and ensure mitigation of any additional construction-related pollution to the area.
Councillor Josh Matlow Ward 12, Toronto – St. Paul’s
City Council approved the Traffic Management & Mitigation Plan for the area of the St. Clair Avenue West and Bathurst Street’s Planning Framework on October 29th, 2019