Community Meeting on CNE Temporary Parking on Private Properties in South Parkdale – Monday November 2, 2015


Community Meeting

Monday November 2nd, 7 PM

Parkdale United Church, 171 Dunn Ave, at King St. West




As you may be aware, the bylaw that allows for the temporary parking of motor vehicles on the boulevard or front yard during the CNE, in place since 1982, on the following streets will be discussed at the community meeting on November 2nd, 2015:


  • Cowan Avenue between Springhurst Avenue and the south end
  • Spencer Avenue between Springhurst Avenue and the south end
  • Springhurst Avenue between Fort Rouille Street and Dunn Avenue
  • Thorburn Avenue, entire length, and
  • Tyndall Avenue between Thorburn Avenue and the south end


The bylaw,  has raised concerns from many of you about the impact of temporary parking currently allowed on private property in South Parkdale during the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE).


You have raised concerns about the volume of traffic looking for a parking spot on a private lot , the ‘street permit parking‘ space left vacant to provide driveway access to a private lot, vehicles driving over curbs to enter private property spots causing safety issues for pedestrians, and more.


The Staff report is now available online to review prior to the community meeting. The report is will be presented at the November 10th Toronto and East York Community Council.


I hope you can attend the community meeting. Please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or if you are unable to attend but would like to stay informed. Please share this reminder with your neighbours.


Councillor Gord Perks

Ward 14, Parkdale High-Park