December 14, 1999
To: Toronto Community Council
From: Director, Transportation Services District 1
Subject: Premises No. 51 Glenholme Avenue.
Establishment of an on-street loading zone for disabled persons.
To facilitate curbside access to the wheelchair ramp fronting the subject address.
Financial Implications and Impact Statement:
Funds to undertake the necessary pole and sign installations in the estimated amount of $300.00 are available in the
Transportation Services Division 2000 Current Estimates.
It is recommended that:
(1) an on-street disabled persons loading zone be established on the east side of Glenholme Avenue from a point 41 metres
south of Rosemount Avenue to a point 2.4 metres further south; and
(2) the appropriate City Officials be requested to take whatever action is necessary to give effect to the foregoing, including
the introduction in Council of any Bills that may be required.
At the request of a resident of Premises No. 51 Glenholme Avenue, Transportation Services' staff have investigated
establishing a designated on-street loading zone for disabled persons fronting the existing wheelchair ramp at the
The resident has a valid disabled person parking permit issued by the Ministry of Transportation and requires the use of
Wheel-Trans transportation on a regular basis. Parking is permitted on Glenholme Avenue fronting the subject location to a
maximum period of three hours outside the hours of permit parking operation between 12:01 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., daily.
Vehicles frequently park in front of the wheelchair ramp blocking access, especially during the winter months when the
ramp is obscured by snow.
To facilitate curbside access for wheelchairs, an on-street loading zone for disabled persons could be established on the
east side of Glenholme Avenue fronting the ramp. Signs would be posted to identify the disabled persons loading zone
permitting motorists displaying a valid disabled persons parking permit to temporarily halt their vehicle while actively
engaged in picking-up or dropping-off a disabled person but would not permit a vehicle to park in front of the wheelchair
Contact Name and Telephone:
Traffic Investigator, Traffic Operations, District 1 - West
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