Item - 2014.MM50.39

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on April 1, 2014 with amendments.

MM50.39 - Safety Concerns regarding the Transportation of Hazardous Materials on CP Rail Line in Toronto - by Councillor Cesar Palacio, seconded by Councillor Frances Nunziata

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 1, 2 and 3, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council request Transport Canada to review the state of good repair and safety of the existing CP rail line running between Dupont Street and Davenport Road, and Weston Road/Mount Dennis, in the City of Toronto.

 

2.         City Council request the Office of Emergency Management, in cooperation with the relevant divisions and agencies, to investigate the health and safety issues as they relate to the transportation of hazardous materials such as oil, nuclear materials, etc., along the CP rail line corridor and report back to the Board of Health and City Council.

 

3.         City Council request Transport Canada to re-examine all alternative modes of transporting hazardous materials.

 

4.         City Council request Transport Canada to look at the feasibility of re-routing trains that carry hazardous materials to avoid heavily populated centres.

 

5.         City Council request the City Manager to report back to City Council no later than January 2015 on all Council's requests in Parts 1 to 4 above.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That Councillor Cesar Palacio be permitted to add to the agenda of today's meeting an urgent Motion without notice concerning:

 

Safety Concerns regarding the Transportation of Hazardous Materials on CP Rail Line in Toronto

 

Reason for Urgency:

 

This motion is urgent as many trains run through our City and Council needs to act immediately to ensure residents peace of mind regarding this urgent health and safety issue.

Vote (Introduce Motion without Notice) Apr-01-2014 7:57 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds full Council Required - Palacio - Add Urgent Motion
Total members that voted Yes: 40 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, 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, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, 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: 5 Members that were absent are Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That City Council amend MM50.39 Recommendation 2 by deleting the words "Medical Officer of Health" and replacing them with "Office of Emergency Management, in cooperation with the relevant divisions and agencies," so that the recommendation now reads:

 

2.         City Council request the Office of Emergency Management, in cooperation with the relevant divisions and agencies, to investigate the health and safety issues as they relate to the transportation of hazardous materials such as oil, nuclear materials, etc., along the CP rail line corridor and report back to the Board of Health and City Council.

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-03-2014 8:03 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM50.39 - Palacio - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 19 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, David Shiner, Karen Stintz

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager to report back to Council no later than January 2015 on all Council's requests above.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-03-2014 8:04 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM50.39 - Fragedakis - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Rob Ford, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 19 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, David Shiner, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-03-2014 8:05 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM50.39 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 19 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, David Shiner, Karen Stintz
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council