New developments in Toronto are required to provide automobile and bicycle parking based on standards in zoning by-laws. The City of Toronto is currently reviewing the accessible parking and bicycle parking standards in the city-wide Zoning By-law (569-2013), as a continuation of the work reported to Planning and Housing Committee on December 15, 2021 (https://secure.toronto.ca/council/agenda-item.do?item=2021.PH29.3).
This review responds to an increasing demand for bicycle parking, growing interest in the impact of parking supply on housing affordability and travel behaviour, and the importance of providing appropriate accessible parking spaces.
The City will be holding a series of online meetings to consult interested parties and the public for feedback that will inform recommendations for revised standards of accessible parking and bicycle parking. Both scheduled meetings on each of the two topics will cover the same content. Please register for an upcoming public meeting:
Monday, Nov 20 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/j.php?MTID=m60bf6e7a63239bd2825bb8a7b1f99f5e
Tuesday, Nov 21 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/j.php?MTID=mb6a135fb623f125003e9f90e127c96e3
Monday, Nov 20 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/j.php?MTID=m1f7b2d3d9e3d6d17700c33996faf6d97
Tuesday, Nov 21 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/j.php?MTID=mb4b9da9b0c0c934651e9d00724793971
Following these meetings, staff will develop draft proposals to amend the zoning by-law and present them to the public at a second series of public meetings in Q1 2024. Following Council Direction, staff are also currently monitoring the impacts of the new parking related policies and will report on the findings in early 2024.
We appreciate you sharing this meeting information with your networks. If you require accommodation, please email Michael.Hain@Toronto.ca by November 13, 2023.
Visit www.toronto.ca/parkingreview to learn more or sign up for updates.