Request for Disabled Persons Parking Space
at 720 Willard Avenue
Ward 27, York Humber
The York Community Council recommends the adoption of the following report
(April14,1999) from the Director, Transportation Services, District 1:
To introduce a designated disabled persons parking space at No. 720 Willard Avenue.
The funds associated with the implementation of a designated disabled parking space,
estimated at $200.00, are contained in the Transportation Services Division 1999 Current
It is recommended that:
(1)the Uniform Traffic By-law Nos. 196-84 and 2958-94 be amended to prohibit parking
any time on the west side of Willard Avenue for one vehicle length, directly in front of
No.720Willard Avenue; and
(2)a copy of this report be forwarded to Mr. Humberto P. dosSantos, 720 Willard Avenue.
York Community Council, at its meeting of February 17, 1999 considered a request through
Councillor Bill Saundercook for a report on the designation of a disabled persons parking
space at 720Willard Avenue, and on whether there is a fee charged for disabled parking in the
former City of Toronto (Clause No. 7(q) of Report No. 2 of the York Community Council).
Mr. Humberto P. dosSantos, by letter dated March 2, 1999, is requesting a designated disabled
persons parking space directly in front of his residence, located at 720 Willard Avenue.
No. 720 Willard Avenue is located on the west side of Willard Avenue, between Dundas
Street West and St. Johns Road. Willard Avenue is a local roadway, operating two-way in a
On-street parking on Willard Avenue between Dundas Street West and St. Johns Road is
legally permitted on the west side, exclusively. The parking duration is an unsigned maximum
three (3) hour limit anytime, except between the hours 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. when
motorists are required to display a valid on-street parking permit, stating Willard Avenue.
Mr. H. dosSantos is requesting a designated disabled persons parking space directly in front of
his residence on Willard Avenue, where on-street parking is legally permitted.
As Council is aware, any person currently possessing a valid provincial permit bearing the
international symbol of access is exempt from the following on-street traffic regulations:
(1)Payment to engage a parking metre;
(2)"No Parking" for a period longer than 3 hours;
(3)"No Parking" restrictions, other than rush hour prohibitions, i.e. 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. or 7:00
to 6:00 p.m.; and
(4)Signed maximum parking duration regulations; i.e. 1 hour.
Within former City of York, unlike former City of Toronto, a disabled persons parking permit
does not exempt the motorist from parking without an on-street parking permit. This issue will
be addressed in a future harmonization report on on-street permit parking.
Mr. H. dosSantos does possess a valid Province of Ontario Disabled Persons Parking permit
#150933, expiring in July 2002.
Mr. H. dosSantos can legally park on the east side of Willard Avenue where on-street parking
is presently prohibited. This would impede two-way vehicular flow on Willard Avenue, as
well as disrupt maintenance programs such as street cleaning and winter snow clearing
It would be preferable to prohibit parking on the west side of Willard Avenue, where on-street
parking is legally permitted, by establishing a designated disabled persons parking space
directly in front of No. 720 Willard Avenue to accommodate a single motor vehicle. This
would enable Mr.H.dosSantos to park in the disabled persons parking space by virtue of his
provincial permit, without disrupting traffic.
Manager, Traffic Operations, District 1
Tel: 397-5021; Fax: 392-8504