Item - 2014.PG33.12

Tracking Status

PG33.12 - Relief Line Project Assessment: Finalized Terms of Reference and Public Consultation Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve the final Terms of Reference and Public Consultation Plan presented in Appendix A and Appendix B of the report (May 15, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, with Section 3, Scope of Work, Phase 2 Evaluation Framework and Long List of Options and Phase 3 - Evaluation of the Long List of Options in the Terms of Reference and the Public Consultation Plan amended by including consideration of off-peak fare pricing as suggested in the report "Toronto's Suburban Relief Line" by the Economist of Consumer Policy Institute, to guide the next phases (Phases 1B to 4) of the Relief Line Project Assessment. With this approval the City and Toronto Transit Commission will jointly proceed with the Relief Line Project Assessment.

Background Information (Committee)

(May 15, 2014) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on the Relief Line Project Assessment: Finalized Terms of Reference and Public Consultation Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69421.pdf
(May 15, 2014) Appendix A: Terms of Reference
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69423.pdf
(May 15, 2014) Appendix B: Public Consultation Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69424.pdf
(May 29, 2014) Presentation on Relief Line Project Assessment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69733.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(May 20, 2014) Letter from Kara Isert, President, Corktown Residents & Business Association (PG.New.PG33.12.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47762.pdf
(May 28, 2014) Letter from Grant Humes, Executive Director, Toronto Financial District BIA (PG.New.PG33.12.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47760.pdf
(May 26, 2014) Letter from Cynthia Wilkey, Chair, West Don Lands Committee (PG.New.PG33.12.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47768.pdf
(May 28, 2014) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (PG.New.PG33.12.4)
(May 29, 2014) Letter from Hamish Wilson (PG.New.PG33.12.5)

Communications (City Council)

(June 6, 2014) Letter from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.PG33.12.6)
(June 12, 2014) Submission from Councillor Chin Lee, Ward 41 - Scarborough Rouge River - report "Toronto's Suburban Relief Line" by the Economist of Consumer Policy Institute (CC.New.PG33.12.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48033.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Withdrawn)

That the City and Toronto Transit Commission jointly proceed with the Relief Line Project Assessment for 'Phase 2' of the Relief Line Project, as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as soon as the Assessment is completed for Phase 1, or no later than December 31, 2015.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That Councillor Matlow be permitted to withdraw motion 1.

Vote (Withdraw a Motion) Jun-13-2014 4:09 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG33.12 - Matlow - Withdraw motion
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Chin Lee (Carried)

That City Council amend the Planning and Growth Management Committee recommendation by adding the words "with Section 3, Scope of Work, Phase 2 Evaluation Framework and Long List of Options and Phase 3 - Evaluation of the Long List of Options in the Terms of Reference and the Public Consultation Plan amended by including consideration of off-peak fare pricing as suggested in the report "Toronto's Suburb Relief Line" by the Economist of Consumer Policy Institute" so that the recommendation now reads:

 

1.         City Council approve the final Terms of Reference and Public Consultation Plan presented in Appendix A and Appendix B of the report (May 15, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, with Section 3, Scope of Work, Phase 2 Evaluation Framework and Long List of Options and Phase 3 - Evaluation of the Long List of Options in the Terms of Reference and the Public Consultation Plan amended by including consideration of off-peak fare pricing as suggested in the report "Toronto's Suburb Relief Line" by the Economist of Consumer Policy Institute, to guide the next phases (Phases 1B to 4) of the Relief Line Project Assessment. With this approval the City and Toronto Transit Commission will jointly proceed with the Relief Line Project Assessment.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-13-2014 4:11 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG33.12 - Lee - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-13-2014 4:11 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG33.12 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

PG33.12 - Relief Line Project Assessment: Finalized Terms of Reference and Public Consultation Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the final Terms of Reference and Public Consultation Plan presented in Appendix A and Appendix B of the report (May 15, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to guide the next phases (Phases 1B to 4) of the Relief Line Project Assessment. With this approval the City and Toronto Transit Commission will jointly proceed with the Relief Line Project Assessment.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Director, Transportation Planning, City Planning, gave a presentation to the Planning and Growth Management Committee.

Origin

(May 15, 2014) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

This report recommends a final Terms of Reference and Public Consultation Plan for the Relief Line Project Assessment, a study to determine the station locations and route alignment for a new rapid transit line that would connect Downtown Toronto to the Bloor-Danforth Subway (Line 2) east of the Don River. With this approval the City and TTC will jointly proceed with the Relief Line Project Assessment.

 

This project is required to accommodate current and future ridership demands on the Yonge Line (Line 1), increase capacity and relieve crowding at the Bloor/Yonge interchange station and, provide new transit capacity to relieve overcrowding on the surface transit network.

 

The Relief Line Project Assessment encompasses the environmental assessment work that must be completed in advance of initiating a Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) for this project. 

 

At the December 4, 2013 meeting of Planning and Growth Management Committee, staff received authority to commence Phase 1A of this work, to consult with the public on the draft study Terms of Reference and a proposed Public Consultation Plan. This consultation has been completed in coordination with the Metrolinx Yonge Relief Network Study (YRNS) which is underway concurrently to relieve crowding on the Yonge Subway Line through a review of broader regional solutions.

 

A summary of  public feedback from the March and April 2014 public consultation is presented along with a final Terms of Reference (Appendix A) and Public Consultation Plan (Appendix B).  The report recommends approval of these guiding documents.

Background Information

(May 15, 2014) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on the Relief Line Project Assessment: Finalized Terms of Reference and Public Consultation Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69421.pdf
(May 15, 2014) Appendix A: Terms of Reference
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69423.pdf
(May 15, 2014) Appendix B: Public Consultation Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69424.pdf
(May 29, 2014) Presentation on Relief Line Project Assessment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-69733.pdf

Communications

(May 20, 2014) Letter from Kara Isert, President, Corktown Residents & Business Association (PG.New.PG33.12.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47762.pdf
(May 28, 2014) Letter from Grant Humes, Executive Director, Toronto Financial District BIA (PG.New.PG33.12.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47760.pdf
(May 26, 2014) Letter from Cynthia Wilkey, Chair, West Don Lands Committee (PG.New.PG33.12.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47768.pdf
(May 28, 2014) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (PG.New.PG33.12.4)
(May 29, 2014) Letter from Hamish Wilson (PG.New.PG33.12.5)

Speakers

Eileen Denny, Vice-Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto
Hamish Wilson (Submission Filed)
Councillor Paula Fletcher

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Karen Stintz (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council