Jones Avenue Bicycle Lanes
Danforth Avenue to Queen Street East
(Don River and East Toronto)
The Toronto Community Council recommends the adoption of the following report (June7,1999) from the Director,
Transportation Programming and Policy:
To obtain approval to implement bicycle lanes on Jones Avenue from Danforth Avenue to Queen Street East.
Funding Sources, Financial Implications and Impact Statement:
Funds to cover the cost of the proposed work in the estimated amount of $40,000.00, are available in Capital Account
TR804 - Traffic Calming and Bicycle Lanes.
It is recommended that:
(1)Bicycle lanes be implemented on both sides of Jones Avenue from Danforth Avenue to Queen Street East, as
detailed in Appendix A attached hereto;
(2)In conjunction with the implementation of the bicycle lanes, the parking and no stopping regulations detailed in
Appendix B attached hereto be approved; and
(3)The appropriate City Officials be authorized and directed to take the necessary action to give effect to the foregoing,
including the introduction in Council of any Bills that may be required.
Toronto City Council, at its meeting of June 3, 1998, in adopting Clause No. 34 of Report No. 6 of the Toronto
Community Council, authorized the statutory advertising of by-laws necessary to implement the Danforth Avenue By-Pass
Bicycle Route and bicycle lanes on both sides of Jones Avenue between Danforth Avenue and Queen Street East. At the
July 22, 1998 hearing respecting the proposed enactment of the draft by-law, Toronto Community Council recommended
that the draft by-laws be amended by deleting reference to the proposed Jones Avenue bicycle lane and the Chatham
Avenue section of the proposed Danforth Avenue By-Pass bicycle route in order that additional public consultation be
conducted on these streets.
At its meeting of July 29, 30, and 31, 1998, City Council adopted Clause No. 6 of Report No. 10 of the Toronto
Community Council, which approved the proposed Danforth Avenue By-Pass bicycle route, except for the Chatham
Avenue section. The Danforth Avenue By-Pass bicycle route, between Broadview Avenue and Jones Avenue, was
subsequently installed in the fall of 1998.
This report presents the results of the additional consultation, the impacts on parking and the implementation timing for the
proposed Jones Avenue bicycle lanes.
Additional Public Consultation:
The offices of Councillor Bussin and Councillor Jakobek, in consultation with Transportation Services staff, sent out a
joint survey to obtain input from the residents in the area of the proposed bicycle lanes. The majority of the survey
respondents indicated that they favoured the proposal.
Impacts on Parking:
As noted in previous reports, the restriping of the road to provide bicycle lanes will significantly increase the number of
parking spaces on the north section of Jones Avenue. Currently, parking is prohibited at all times on the east side of Jones
Avenue between Danforth Avenue and Myrtle Avenue and between Gerrard Street East and Endean Avenue. With the
implementation of the bicycle lanes, 82 permit parking spaces will be added to the east side of Jones Avenue between
Chatham Avenue and Endean Avenue.
As part of the Transportation Services Division's Capital Works Program, the reconstruction of Jones Avenue from the
Canadian National Railway tracks to Strathcona Avenue is scheduled to begin in late July, 1999 with a scheduled
completion date near the end of August, 1999. The striping of Jones Avenue between Danforth Avenue and Queen Street
East to install the proposed bicycle lanes will be timed to coincide with the completion of the reconstruction project.
Manager, Pedestrian and Cycling Infrastructure
Schedule Additions to Article IV
Required to Implement the Jones Avenue Bicycle Lanes
Add the following:
194-6 Lanes designated principally for the use of bicycles.
HighwaySide and LocationBetween
Jones AvenueBoth, adjacent to curb laneDanforth Avenue to
used for parkingQueen Street East
Parking Regulation Amendments Required to Implement the
Jones Avenue Bicycle Lanes
(1)Delete the following:
400-76-Schedule XXIII - No Parking Certain Times
HighwaySide BetweenProhibited Times or Days
Jones Ave.East Danforth Ave. andAnytime
Jones Ave.East Gerrard St. E. andAnytime
(2)Add the following:
400-77-Schedule XXIV - No Stopping
HighwaySide Between Prohibited Times or Days
Jones Ave.East A point 30.5 metres Anytime
south of Danforth Ave.
and Chatham Ave.
(3)Add the following:
400-79-Schedule XXVI - Permit Parking
Part A: 12:01 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Street Side Between No. of Authorized Period
Jones Ave.Odd From 82
Endean Ave. All Times
to Chatham Ave.
Insert Table/Map No. 1
Proposed Jones Avenue - Bicycle Lanes
The Toronto Community Council reports, for the information of Council, having also had before it during consideration of
the foregoing matter, a communication (June 21, 1999) from Mr. Kevin Bourassa, in support of the application, and a copy
thereof is on file in the office of the City Clerk.