Item - 2013.PW27.13

Tracking Status

PW27.13 - Downtown Transportation Operations Study - Final Report

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

City Council Decision

City Council on December 16, 17 and 18, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council endorse the Downtown Transportation Operations Study implementation plan outlined in Attachment 2 to the report (October 29, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, with the exception of Project 12 "Wellington Street and Simcoe Street Redesign and Two-Way Conversion".

 

2.         City Council approve the amendments to traffic and parking regulations outlined in the revised Attachments 3 and 4 to the supplementary report (December 13, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 29, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Downtown Transportation Operations Study - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63489.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 1 - Study Area Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63564.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 2 - Project Descriptions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63565.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 3 - By-laws to be Rescinded
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63626.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 4 - By-laws to be Enacted
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63627.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 5 - Proposed Project Schedule
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63628.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 6 - Costs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63629.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(December 13, 2013) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on the Downtown Transportation Operations Study (PW27.13b)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-64967.pdf
Attachment 3 - By-laws to be Rescinded
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-64968.pdf
Attachment 4 - By-laws to be enacted
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-64969.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 18, 2013) Letter from Grant Humes, Executive Director, Toronto Financial District BIA (PW.New.PW27.13.1)

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council replace Attachments 3 and 4 to the report (October 29, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, with the revised Attachments 3 and 4 attached to the supplementary report (December 13, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services [PW27.13b].

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-18-2013 8:25 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW27.13 - Minnan-Wong - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, John Parker, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-18-2013 8:26 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW27.13 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, John Parker, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

13a - Supplementary Report - Downtown Transportation Operations Study - Final Report

Background Information (Committee)
(November 20, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Supplementary Report - Downtown Transportation Operations Study - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63958.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 1 - Study Area Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-64295.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 2 - Project Descriptions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-64296.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 3 - By-laws to be Rescinded
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-64335.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 4 - By-laws to be Enacted
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-64336.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 5 - Proposed Project Schedule
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-64297.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 6 - Costs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-64298.pdf

PW27.13 - Downtown Transportation Operations Study - Final Report

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

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council endorse the Downtown Transportation Operations Study implementation plan outlined in Attachment 2 to the report (October 29, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, with the exception of Project 12 "Wellington Street and Simcoe Street Redesign and Two-Way Conversion".

 

2.         City Council approve the amendments to traffic and parking regulations outlined in Attachments 3 and 4 to the report (October 29, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee referred Project 12 (Wellington Street and Simcoe Street Redesign and Two-Way Conversion) identified in the report (October 29, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, together with the following motion, to the General Manager, Transportation Services, for a report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee by June 30, 2014:

 

Motion by Councillor Minnan-Wong:

 

“1.       That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to convert Simcoe Street to a two-way street from Front Street West to Queen Street West.

 

2.         That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to convert Wellington Street to a two-way street from University Avenue to Spadina Avenue, with an appropriate approach to the Clarence Square ring road, and include in this proposal a capacity and design for potential bike lanes.”

Origin

(October 29, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The purpose of this report is provide an update to the March 21, 2013 staff report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee “Downtown Transportation Operations Study – Interim Progress Report”, to present the study findings and recommendations for the Downtown Transportation Operations Study (DTOS), and to request City Council's endorsement of the implementation plan.

 

The DTOS is 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.  However, a number of the recommended implementations can be of benefit outside the study area.

 

It is expected that by implementing the recommendations and initiating the proposed projects that traffic operations will improve and congestion will be better managed in the downtown area.

Background Information

(October 29, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Downtown Transportation Operations Study - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63489.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 1 - Study Area Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63564.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 2 - Project Descriptions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63565.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 3 - By-laws to be Rescinded
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63626.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 4 - By-laws to be Enacted
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63627.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 5 - Proposed Project Schedule
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63628.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 6 - Costs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63629.pdf

Communications

(November 18, 2013) Letter from Grant Humes, Executive Director, Toronto Financial District BIA (PW.New.PW27.13.1)

Speakers

Evan Weinberg, Financial District Business Improvement Area
Councillor Gord Perks
Councillor Adam Vaughan

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Referred)

1.        That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to convert Simcoe Street to a two-way street from Front Street West to Queen Street West.

 

2.        That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to convert Wellington Street to a two-way street from University Avenue to Spadina Avenue, with an appropriate approach to the Clarence Square ring road, and include in this proposal a capacity and design for potential bike lanes.


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

That the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee refer Project 12 (Wellington Street and Simcoe Street Redesign and Two-Way Conversion) identified in the report (October 29, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, together with Motion 1 by Councillor Minnan-Wong, to the General Manager, Transportation Services, for a report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee by June 30, 2014.


3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

13a - Supplementary Report - Downtown Transportation Operations Study - Final Report

Origin
(November 20, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

Since the submission of this report on October 29, 2013, some additional information regarding financial impacts is available and has been provided in this supplementary report.   Following further discussions with the Toronto Parking Authority and Toronto Parking Enforcement, we submit the following amended financial impact section.

Background Information
(November 20, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Supplementary Report - Downtown Transportation Operations Study - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63958.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 1 - Study Area Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-64295.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 2 - Project Descriptions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-64296.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 3 - By-laws to be Rescinded
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-64335.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 4 - By-laws to be Enacted
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-64336.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 5 - Proposed Project Schedule
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-64297.pdf
(October 29, 2013) Attachment 6 - Costs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-64298.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council