Paul Ainslie  
    Coronation and West Hill Community


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Request for Designated Southbound Right Turn Lane: Kingston Road at Lawrence Avenue East
Transportation Services – Scarborough District conducted a review of the above noted issue.  The results of the review indicates that that a designated southbound right turn lane on Kingston Road at Lawrence Avenue East is not justified at this time.

Request for an Eastbound No U-Turn sign or Eastbound No Left Turn sign Kingston Road at Poplar Road
I have put in a request for a No U-Turn sign or No Left Turn sign eastbound at Kingston Road and Poplar Road. Transportation Services has completed a review of the noted matter and have concluded that the changes to existing signage of roadway operations are not justified at the intersection of Kingston Rd and Poplar Rd at this time.  To view the full report.

Request for Traffic Control Signals or Pedestrian Crossing Protection: Galloway Road at Waldock Street
A request was made to install a traffic signals or a pedestrian crossing protection at this intersection.  Transportation staff have conducted their study and have concluded that the installation of either is not justified at this time siting that the traffic volumes recorded over the peak eight hours of a typical weekday did not meet the requirements.  The "T-type" intersection in place requires motorists to obey the "All-Way Stop" controls at the subject intersection. To view the full report.

Rodda Boulevard Inspection
Last month on my regular drives around Ward 43 I was quite surprised at how the roadway was sinking on Rodda Boulevard from Lawrence Ave East to 60 Rodda Boulevard.

I requested Transportation Services inspect the area, and temporary repairs were made.  Toronto Water will be placing cameras into the pipes to explore why the road is sinking. Once the results from the inspection are received a plan for permanent repairs will take place.  

I have been informed from Transportation Services that the road is presently safe and passable while awaiting for the permanent repairs to be completed.

Request for Pedestrian Crossing Protection: Morningside Avenue at Gardentree Street / Pixley Crescent
Transportation Services – Scarborough District conducted a review of the above noted issue.  The results of the review indicates that the installation of a pedestrian crossover or traffic control signals is not justified at the subject intersection at this time.

Morningside Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation and Road Resurfacing
The bridge work will not be completed until May of 2018. The timelines have changed due rainy weather but mainly due to the contractor not anticipating material needs, and having trouble properly managing a sub-contractor. 

The road repaving work will be done first, and completed by the end of November 2017, as originally scheduled.  This decision was made in order to lessen the effect of the bridge work delay on area residents.

The driveway paving in front of West Hill Collegiate was completed on September 1, 2017. The installation of the base coat of asphalt on Morningside on either side of the bridge was done soon after.

I am very disappointed in this delay. The contractor is adding a second shift to meet the May 2018 completion date including working through the winter.  (There are financial penalties imposed upon the contractor for any delays) 

Listed in the October 2017 ward report were stages 1 and 2 of the bridge rehabilitation works. Leading into stage three this is what we can expect  

Stage 3: October-November
Work involves repairing the road, road curves and sidewalks and resurfacing Morningside Avenue. The east sidewalk will be open to pedestrians.

Former Shell Gas Station Property Kingston Rd. & Lawrence Avenue East
City Planning staff had a pre-application meeting with the owners in early in 2016. There has not been any communication or interest further since then. There is no formal application for the 4384 Kingston Road (Old Shell gas station) I have been keeping an eye on this property, and have been filing regular complaints with the Municipal Licensing and Standards staff regarding the conditions of the site. Large wind swept piles of dirt, as well as tall weeds along the boulevard are not acceptable.

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