Item - 2011.PW7.9

Tracking Status

PW7.9 - Downtown Transportation Operations Study - Terms of Reference

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
20 - Trinity-Spadina, 27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

City Council Decision

City Council on September 21 and 22, 2011, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to develop and issue a Request For Proposals along the parameters set out in the report (August 30, 2011) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, for consulting services to undertake a Downtown Transportation Operations Study in the area bounded by: Lake Shore Boulevard/Harbour Street, to the south; Queen Street East/West, to the north; Jarvis Street, to the east; and Bathurst Street, to the west, and Dundas Street between University Avenue and Yonge Street.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, as applicable during the course of the study, on measures that can be implemented and have been identified as part of the Downtown Transportation Operations Study as short term enhancements that will optimize the use and capacity of the existing infrastructure.

 

3.         City Council amend the Terms of Reference for the Downtown Transportation Operations Study by revising the fifth bullet on page 6 of the report (August 30, 2011) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, under the heading "Key factors", so that it reads "Cycling and pedestrian demands and safety".

 

4.         City Council request that the General Manager, Transportation Services, as part of the Downtown Transportation Operations Study, review the pedestrian scramble intersection at Dundas Street and Yonge Street.

 

5.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in the review of the ‘pedestrian scramble,’ to include and incorporate public consultation with individuals, groups and institutions that will be directly affected by any changes, including, but not limited to:

             a.        the local Councillor;

             b.        local resident and ratepayer associations;

             c.        business associations, including BIAs;

             d.        hospitals;

             e.        Ryerson University and its Student Union;

             f.         the Yonge-Dundas Square Board of Management;

             g.        any other City resident; and

             h.        the Toronto Transit Commission.

6.         City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Chief of Police to ensure that the existing parking/stopping restrictions are diligently enforced on major arterial roads where rush hour parking/stopping restrictions are now causing traffic congestion.

Background Information (Committee)

(August 30, 2011) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Downtown Transportation Operations Study - Terms of Reference
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-40078.pdf
(August 22, 2011) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Downtown Transportation Operations Study - Terms of Reference - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-40475.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(September 3, 2011) E-mail from Dylan Reid (PW.New.PW7.9.1)
(September 7, 2011) Submission from Jacob Louy (PW.New.PW7.9.2)

Communications (City Council)

(September 21, 2011) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.PW7.9.3)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Amended)

That:

1.         City Council amend recommendation 4 by adding the word "pedestrian" and by changing "Dundas Avenue" to "Dundas Street" so that it now reads:

 4.         City Council request that the General Manager, Transportation Services, as part of the Downtown Transportation Operations Study, review the pedestrian scramble intersection at Dundas Street and Yonge Street.

2.         City Council add the following recommendation:

5.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in the review of the ‘pedestrian scramble,’ to include and incorporate public consultation with individuals, groups and institutions that will be directly affected by any changes, including, but not limited to:

                  a.   the local Councillor;

                  b.   local resident and ratepayer associations;

                  c.   business associations, including BIAs;

                  d.   hospitals;

                  e.   Ryerson University and its Student Union; and

                  f.    the Yonge-Dundas Square Board of Management.

 

Amended by motion 3 by Councillor Del Grande, and motion 5 by Councillor Minnan-Wong.

Vote (Amend Item) Sep-21-2011 6:02 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW7.9 - Wong-Tam - motion 1, as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Paula Fletcher, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Lost)

That Recommendation 4 be deleted.

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

4.         City Council request that the General Manager, Transportation Services, as part of the Downtown Transportation Operations Study, review the scramble intersection at Dundas Avenue and Yonge Street

Vote (Amend Item) Sep-21-2011 6:03 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PW7.9 - Perks - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 13 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 23 Members that voted No are Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Paula Fletcher, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson

3 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Mike Del Grande (Carried)

That City Council amend Part 2 of motion 1 by Councillor Wong-Tam by adding the following:

 

5.          g.        or any other City resident.

Vote (Amend Motion) Sep-21-2011 6:00 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW7.9 - Del Grande - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz

4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Chief of Police ensure that the existing parking/stopping restrictions are diligently enforced on major arterial roads where rush hour parking/stopping restrictions are now causing traffic congestion.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Sep-21-2011 6:04 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW7.9 - Shiner - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Mark Grimes, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Paula Fletcher, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson

5 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That City Council amend Part 2 of motion 1 by Councillor Wong-Tam by adding the following:

 

5.          h.        Toronto Transit Commission.

 

Vote (Amend Motion) Sep-21-2011 6:01 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW7.9 - Minnan-Wong - motion 5
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz
Ruling by Deputy Speaker John Parker (Upheld)
Councillor Wong-Tam rose on a Point of Privilege and objected to remarks made by Councillor Minnan-Wong.
Deputy Speaker Parker ruled that Councillor Wong-Tam had not raised a Point of Privilege and further ruled her remarks out of order.
Challenged by Councillor Anthony Perruzza


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Sep-21-2011 6:05 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW7.9 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Paula Fletcher, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Councillor Vaughan's speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Sep-21-2011 5:12 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW7.9 - Extend Councillor Vaughan's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Ron Moeser, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Parker proposed that Councillor Perks' speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Sep-21-2011 5:28 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW7.9 - Extend Councillor Perks' speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, John Filion, Doug Ford, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan

Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Parker proposed that Councillor Minnan-Wong's speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Sep-21-2011 5:49 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW7.9 - Extend Councillor Minnan-Wong's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Doug Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Adam Vaughan
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Jaye Robinson

PW7.9 - Downtown Transportation Operations Study - Terms of Reference

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
20 - Trinity-Spadina, 27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to develop and issue a Request For Proposals along the parameters set out in the report (August 30, 2011) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, for consulting services to undertake a Downtown Transportation Operations Study in the area bounded by: Lake Shore Boulevard/Harbour Street, to the south; Queen Street East/West, to the north; Jarvis Street, to the east; and Bathurst Street, to the west, and Dundas Street between University Avenue and Yonge Street.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, as applicable during the course of the study, on measures that can be implemented and have been identified as part of the Downtown Transportation Operations Study as short term enhancements that will optimize the use and capacity of the existing infrastructure.

 

3.         City Council amend the Terms of Reference for the Downtown Transportation Operations Study by revising the fifth bullet on page 6 of the report (August 30, 2011) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, under the heading "Key factors", so that it reads "Cycling and pedestrian demands and safety".

 

4.         City Council request that the General Manager, Transportation Services, as part of the Downtown Transportation Operations Study, review the scramble intersection at Dundas Avenue and Yonge Street.

Origin

(August 30, 2011) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

This report outlines the Terms of Reference and seeks approval from City Council to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to undertake a comprehensive traffic management study in the area bounded by: Lake Shore Boulevard/Harbour Street, to the south; Queen Street East/West, to the north; Jarvis Street, to the east; and Bathurst Street, to the west, hereafter referred to in this report as the Downtown Transportation Operations Study Area. 

 

The Downtown Transportation Operations Study itself is intended to address congestion concerns in the context of the current downtown environment and provide a framework for a cohesive assessment of the many transportation options that are already at various stages of development. It will focus on operational solutions to accommodate safe, efficient movement of people and goods within the downtown area with a specific emphasis on measures for shorter term implementation that will optimize the use and capacity of the existing infrastructure.

Background Information

(August 30, 2011) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Downtown Transportation Operations Study - Terms of Reference
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-40078.pdf
(August 22, 2011) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Downtown Transportation Operations Study - Terms of Reference - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-40475.pdf

Communications

(September 3, 2011) E-mail from Dylan Reid (PW.New.PW7.9.1)
(September 7, 2011) Submission from Jacob Louy (PW.New.PW7.9.2)

Speakers

Chris Drew, Ward Captain, Bike Union Ward 27 Advocacy Group
Jacob Louy (Submission Filed)

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That City Council amend the Terms of Reference for the Downtown Transportation Operations Study by revising the fifth bullet on page 6 of the report (August 30, 2011) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, under the heading "Key factors", so that it reads "Cycling and pedestrian demands and safety".


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That Recommendation 1 in the report (August 30, 2011) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, be amended to include Dundas Street between University Avenue and Yonge Street.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That City Council request that the General Manager, Transportation Services, as part of the Downtown Transportation Operations Study, review the scramble intersection at Dundas Avenue and Yonge Street.


4 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council