Toronto Reconsidering its Parking Requirements

Parking reform is reaching new frontiers.

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November 29, 2021, 10:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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"Citing concerns about a changing climate and the changing habits of urban dwellers, Toronto city council is set to decide if it will keep requiring a minimum number of parking spaces to be built with new developments," reports Trevor Dunn for CBC News.

According to Dunn, a Toronto City Council committee heard a staff report on earlier this month that included a number of recommendations that could help remake transportation planning in the fourth most populous city on the continent, ranging from expanding bicycle parking and electric vehicle infrastructure to the aforementioned parking requirement reforms.

The staff report has already prompted opposition. Dunn cites the example of the Federation of South Toronto Residents Associations (FoSTRA), which sent a letter to the committee opposing the proposed reforms.

The full council is expected to review the staff report in December. The full council voted to study its parking policy in January 2021.

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