As part of the ongoing dialogue with Toronto city officials, including the inauguration of a modern delivery policy, the city is now in the process of establishing courier loading zones for commercial carriers.
As reported last week, OTA continues to advise the City to revisit its implementation of a zero tolerance-towing policy, but in the meantime is working with the mayor’s office on a comprehensive plan to deal with commercial vehicle operation and delivery in the downtown core.
The following two links contain loading zone areas identified and expected to become operational in early 2015. City officials inform OTA that signs are still required and while there is no firm deadline for the work to be completed, it “has been given highest priority”:
In the meantime, the current zones that are operational as of today are listed below.
Also noteworthy: All delivery vehicles, regardless of size and weight, can use the identified courier loading zones as long as they are making a delivery. For the time being, only “short stop deliveries” will be permitted, with a maximum stop time of about 20 minutes.
OTA will continue to update its members regarding the issues surrounding the development of these zones and other matters related to city of Toronto delivery and commercial vehicle policies.
Current loading zones:
1) 384 Adelaide St. W.
2) 320 Front St. W.
3) Emily St.
4) 100 King St. W.
5) Across from 79 Wellington St. W.
6) Victoria St. north of Adelaide St. E.
7) 55 Queen St. E.
8) Colborne St.
9) 57 The Esplanade
10) 20 Edward St.
11) 481 to 505 University Ave.
12) Centre Ave. south of Dundas St. W.
13) Pearl St. Between University Ave. and York St.