Residents want street parking ban for condo owners
Residents of Foxbar Road, a quiet residential street near Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue, appealed to Ward 22 councillor Josh Matlow to help them hang on to the limited parking available on their street. Many are concerned the influx of residents from new condos and townhomes will result in a lack of curbside real estate.
A motion by Matlow to exclude the future residents of the developments at 101, 111, and 129 St. Clair Ave. W. from permit parking on Foxbar Road was approved by Toronto and East York Community Council on Oct. 17.
Foxbar Road resident Paul Le Vay said many homes on the street don’t have driveways, so homeowners rely heavily on street parking. Le Vay said it’s a simple utilitarian issue, not a snub to incoming residents.
“If you look at it from a basic fairness or necessity perspective, the persons who are going to live in the new development all have access to underground parking, including the townhomes,” he said.
Matlow said residents worked with the developers DiamondCorp and Camrost Felcorp over multiple issues that came up and parking was just one of them.
“The Foxbar residents … are going to have to deal with a lot of dust and noise and trucks and everything that comes with a big development construction,” said Matlow. “Frankly, I think it’s important that this was done now rather than in two years.”
Steve Diamond, of DiamondCorp, said there is more than enough parking provided for the future residents of 129 St. Clair Ave. W. in the parking garage.
“We never intended to rely on street parking,” said Diamond.
The developer Camrost Felcorp declined requests for comment.