Temporary Road Closure - Park Home Avenue - North York Centre
The North York Community Council recommends the adoption of the following report (May17,1999) from the
Director, Transportation Services, District 3:
To temporarily close Park Home Avenue, to accommodate the 9th annual Ismaili Run for Charity event.
Source of funds:
All costs associated with the temporary closure of Park Home Avenue, excluding the $50.00 application fee, are included
within the 1999 operating budget.
(1)by enactment of a confirmatory By-law adopting this report, Park Home Avenue, between Yonge Street and Beecroft
Road, be closed temporarily on Sunday, June 20, 1999, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., subject to the applicant's compliance
with Procedural By-law No. 27433 of the former City of North York; and
(2)during the temporary closure, there shall be no use of the closed roadway for vehicular traffic except under the
authority of a permit issued by the Commissioner of Works and Emergency Services.
The Transportation Services Division of the Works and Emergency Services Department received a request from Mr.
Karim Teja, Assistant Race Director of the Ismaili Charity Run, to temporarily close Park Home Avenue, between Yonge
Street and Beecroft Road, for the purpose of conducting a charity run fund raising event.
Mr. Teja has indicated that on Sunday, June 20, 1999, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Park Home Avenue will be used as a
registration and formation area for their annual run for charity event.
Similar events have been conducted at this location for the preceding eight years, without incident.
Staff of the Transportation Services Division have received no objections to the closure, subject to the following conditions
from the Fire and Police Services.
(a)the applicant shall insure that the area to be barricaded off is cleared of parked vehicles and obstacles that would
interfere with the movement of fire vehicles, in the event of an emergency, and that individuals be readily available to
remove the barricades in order not to impede the movement of the fire department vehicles should an emergency occur.
Further, the organizers of the event be made aware that should an emergency arise within the area, it could well interrupt
the program as planned; and
(b)paid duty police officers to be provided, at no expense to the City of Toronto at the discretion of the Toronto Police
Services, to provide protection and assistance for motorists, pedestrians and participants.
The Transportation Services Division supports the temporary closure of Park Home Avenue, between Yonge Street and
Beecroft Road, as requested by the applicant.
Allen Pinkerton, Manager, Traffic Operations - District 3