Item - 2014.PG35.23

Tracking Status

PG35.23 - McNicoll Bus Garage Transit Project Assessment Study

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
39 - Scarborough-Agincourt

City Council Decision

City Council, on August 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve the McNicoll Bus Garage Draft Environmental Project Report and authorize submission of the Environmental Project Report (EPR) to the Ministry of Environment (MOE).

 

2.         City Council request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to report back to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) on details of proposed mitigations to demonstrate all MOE requirements will be satisfied, as well as reporting on consultation with Toronto Public Health regarding community health impacts of the project.

 

3.         In addition to the greening initiatives directed by the Toronto Transit Commission, City Council direct that the following be included, similar to what was done at the Leslie Barns:

 

a.         provision of a green roof in excess of Toronto Green Standard requirements;

 

b.         maximizing tree canopy on site;

 

c.         minimizing or eliminating storm-water runoff from the site; and

 

 d.        installation of rooftop photovoltaic cells

 

and that the TTC consult with the public on perimeter landscape design and other opportunities to enhance the building exterior.

 

4.         City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission to hire a third party consultant with cultural competencies to undertake all further community consultation at the McNicoll Bus Garage including:

 

a.         enhanced architectural features for delineating the new bus garage from the other nearby users;

 

b.         ways to better integrate the bus garage into the neighbourhood;

 

c.         communications to the larger community on the true benefits of improved transit service; and

 

d.         other outreach measures into the surrounding communities.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council adopted a procedural motion under Item MM55.75 to remove this Item from the jurisdiction of the Planning and Growth Management Committee and bring it forward for consideration by City Council.

Background Information (Committee)

(July 24, 2014) Letter and from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) on the McNicoll Bus Garage Transit Project Assessment Study
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-72002.pdf
(July 23, 2014) Attachment 1 - Toronto Transit Commission - Report No. 8(a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-72340.pdf
(August 6, 2014) McNicoll Bus Garage - Frequently Asked Questions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-72563.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(August 22, 2014) Letter from Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission on McNicoll Bus Garage Transit Project Assessment Study Removal of Matter from Committee (MM55.75a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-73139.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(August 2, 2014) Letter from Patricia Sinclair, Ward 39, Member of the Coalition Against the TTC McNicoll Bus Garage (PG.Supp.PG35.23.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48752.pdf
(August 5, 2014) Letter from Christopher Williams, Partner, Aird and Berlis, representing the Mon Sheong Foundation (PG.Supp.PG35.23.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48811.pdf
(August 4, 2014) Letter from May Wong, President, Villa Elegance (PG.Supp.PG35.23.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48814.pdf
(August 6, 2014) Letter from Agnes Luk (PG.Supp.PG35.23.4)
(August 6, 2014) Letter from Helen Leung, Chief Executive Officer, Carefirst (PG.Supp.PG35.23.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48825.pdf
(August 5, 2014) E-mail from Kenneth Plummer, Vice-President, Bamburgh Manor Residence (Coaliton Against TTC Bus Garage) (PG.Supp.PG35.23.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48841.pdf
(August 5, 2014) E-mail from Sanson Yee (PG.Supp.PG35.23.7)
(August 6, 2014) Letter from Richard Leung, Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church (PG.Supp.PG35.23.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48853.pdf
(August 6, 2014) Letter from Lisa Chan (PG.Supp.PG35.23.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48903.pdf
(August 5, 2014) E-mail from Patricia Sinclair (PG.Supp.PG35.23.10)
(August 7, 2014) Letter from Jim Karygiannis (PG.New.PG35.23.11)

Communications (City Council)

(August 22, 2014) Letter from Christopher J. Williams, Aird and Berlis LLP (CC.New.PG35.23.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-49826.pdf
(August 23, 2014) E-mail from Agnes Luk (CC.New.PG35.23.13)
(August 23, 2014) E-mail from Olivia Koo (CC.New.PG35.23.14)
(August 23, 2014) E-mail from Karen Fung - With attached petition signed by approximately 185 persons. (CC.New.PG35.23.15)
(August 22, 2014) E-mail from Alice Leung, Property Manager, Brookfield Residential Services on behalf of MTCC1278 - Villa Elegance - With attached petition signed by approximately 105 persons. (CC.New.PG35.23.16)
(August 22, 2014) E-mail from Patricia Sinclair (CC.New.PG35.23.17)
(August 24, 2014) E-mail from May Wong (CC.New.PG35.23.18)
(August 4, 2014) E-mail from May Wong, President, Villa Elegance, Board of Directors (CC.New.PG35.23.19)
(August 5, 2014) Letter from John Verdone, The Brighton Convention & Event Centre (CC.New.PG35.23.20)
(August 24, 2014) Letter from Lisa Chan (CC.New.PG35.23.21)
(August 24, 2014) Submission from Coalition Against McNicoll Bus Garage (CC.New.PG35.23.22)
(August 24, 2014) Letter from Kenneth Plummer, Vice President, Bamburgh Manor Residence (CC.New.PG35.23.23)
(August 5, 2014) E-mail from John Verdone, The Brighton Convention & Event Centre (CC.New.PG35.23.24)
(August 25, 2014) Submission from Vincent Ching, Chair, Board of Directors, Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church (CC.New.PG35.23.25)
(August 26, 2014) Letter from Jim Karygiannis (CC.New.PG35.23.26)
(August 25, 2014) E-mail from Vincent Ching, Chair, Board of Directors, Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church (CC.New.PG35.23.27)
(August 26, 2014) E-mail from Sanson Yee (CC.New.PG35.23.28)
(August 26, 2014) E-mail from Sanson Yee (CC.New.PG25.23.29)
(August 27, 2014) E-mail from Olivia Koo (CC.New.PG35.23.30)
(August 27, 2014) Submission from Nelson Wong (CC.New.PG35.23.31)
(August 28, 2014) E-mail from Ivan Hon (CC.New.PG35.23.32)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Remove from Committee moved by Deputy Mayor Norman Kelly (Carried)

Moved on Motion MM55.75:

 

That in accordance with Section 27-60 of Council Procedures, City Council remove Item PG35.23, headed "McNicoll Bus Garage Transit Project Assessment Study” from the Planning and Growth Management Committee and bring the Item forward to City Council for consideration.

Vote (Remove from Committee) Aug-26-2014 5:41 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM55.75 - Remove Item PG35.23 from Committee's jurisdiction
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Maloney, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Rob Ford, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Doug Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

1a - Motion to Defer Item moved by Deputy Mayor Norman Kelly (Lost)

That City Council defer consideration of the Item to the first regular Council meeting of the new term and request the Toronto Transit Commission to conduct public consultations in the interim in the affected communities and to report to Council on the results of these consultations.

Vote (Defer Item) Aug-28-2014 11:39 AM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PG35.23 - Kelley - motion 1a - Defer the item
Total members that voted Yes: 13 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, James Maloney, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 26 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Peter Leon, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are John Filion, Doug Ford, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson

Vote (Defer Item) Aug-28-2014 11:42 AM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PG35.23 - Kelly - motion 1a - Defer the item - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, James Maloney, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 27 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Peter Leon, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are John Filion, Doug Ford, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote on motion 1a by Deputy Mayor Norman Kelly.

Vote (Reconsider Vote) Aug-28-2014 11:41 AM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - PG35.23 - Perks - Reconsider the vote on motion 1a by Deputy Mayor Kelly
Total members that voted Yes: 38 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, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Joe Mihevc
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are John Filion, Doug Ford, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson

1b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Deputy Mayor Norman Kelly (Amended)

That:

 

1.         City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission to arrange for an additional public consultation to address alternative locations suggested by the community in the Letter dated July 21, 2014 from the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Toronto Transit Commission.

 

2.         City Council request the Chief Executive Officer, TTC to report back to the Toronto Transit Commission on details of proposed mitigations to demonstrate all MOE requirements will be satisfied, as well as reporting on consultation with Toronto Public Health regarding community health impacts of the project.

 

3.         In addition to the greening initiatives directed by the Toronto Transit Commission, City Council direct that the following be included, similar to what was done at the Leslie Barns:

 

a.         provision of a green roof in excess of Toronto Green Standard requirements;

 

b.         maximizing tree canopy on site;

 

c.         minimizing or eliminating storm-water runoff from the site; and

 

d.         exploring rooftop photovoltaic cells

 

and that the TTC consult with the public on perimeter landscape design and other opportunities to enhance the building exterior.

 

Part 1 lost.  Part 3 was amended by motion 3 by Councillor Cho.

Vote (Amend Item) Aug-28-2014 3:03 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PG35.23 - Kelly - motion 1b - Part 1
Total members that voted Yes: 15 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 25 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti

Vote (Amend Item) Aug-28-2014 3:04 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG35.23 - Kelly - motion 1b - Part 2
Total members that voted Yes: 40 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, 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 Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti

Vote (Amend Item) Aug-28-2014 3:05 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG35.23 - Kelly - motion 1b - Part 3 as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Rob Ford, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti

Vote (Amend Item) Aug-28-2014 3:07 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PG35.23 - Kelly - motion 1b - Part 1 - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 14 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 26 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)
That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote on Part 1 of motion 1b by Deputy Mayor Kelly.

Vote (Reconsider Vote) Aug-28-2014 3:06 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - PG35.23 - Carroll - Reconsider the vote on Part 1 of motion 1b by Deputy Mayor Kelly
Total members that voted Yes: 40 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, 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 Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council approve the McNicoll Bus Garage Draft Environmental Project Report and authorize submission of the Environmental Project Report (EPR) to the Ministry of Environment.

Vote (Amend Item) Aug-28-2014 3:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG35.23 - Mihevc - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti

3 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Raymond Cho (Carried)

That motion 1b by Deputy Mayor Kelly be amended by deleting the word "exploring" from Recommendation 3 and replacing it with the words "installation of" so that the recommendation now reads:

 

 3.        In addition to the greening initiatives directed by the Toronto Transit Commission, City Council direct that the following be included, similar to what was done at the Leslie Barns:

 

              a.       provision of a green roof in excess of Toronto Green Standard requirements;

 

              b.       maximizing tree canopy on site;

 

              c.       minimizing or eliminating storm-water runoff from the site; and

 

              d.        installation of rooftop photovoltaic cells

 

and that the TTC consult with the public on perimeter landscape design and other opportunities to enhance the building exterior.

Vote (Amend Motion) Aug-28-2014 3:02 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG35.23 - Cho - Motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Rob Ford, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti

4 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission to hire a third party consultant with cultural competencies to undertake all further community consultation at the McNicoll Bus Garage including:

 

a.         enhanced architectural features for delineating the new bus garage from the other nearby users;

 

b.         ways to better integrate the bus garage into the neighbourhood;

 

 c.        communications to the larger community on the true benefits of improved transit service; and

 

d.         other outreach measures into the surrounding communities.

Vote (Amend Item) Aug-28-2014 3:09 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG35.23 - Fletcher - Motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Rob Ford, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti

Point of Privilege by Councillor Mike Del Grande

Councillor Del Grande, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Item PG35.23 concerned his Ward and that he has not been consulted on this matter prior to Council.  Councillor Del Grande requested that the item be held down until 7:30 p.m. so he could obtain more information.


Point of Order by Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Perks, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he was unclear about what motions were on the floor, and whether Deputy Mayor Kelly has moved approval of the McNicoll Bus Garage draft  Environmental Assessment report.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and asked the City Clerk to respond. John Elvidge, Director, Secretariat advised Council that the Deputy Mayor had not intended to move approval of the draft Environmental Assessment report and that the recommendations would still need to be moved.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Josh Colle

Councillor Colle, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that he objected to remarks made by Councillor Maria Augimeri that the Deputy Mayor had betrayed the Toronto Transit Commission.  Councillor Colle stated that Toronto Transit Commission staff had assisted with preparing the Deputy Mayor's motion.  Councillor Colle requested that Councillor Augimeri retract her remarks.

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Davis could not place her motion as she was in the middle of speaking and had not moved her motion at the beginning of her speaking time.

PG35.23 - McNicoll Bus Garage Transit Project Assessment Study

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Deferred
Ward:
39 - Scarborough-Agincourt

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee deferred consideration of this item to the next Planning and Growth Management Committee meeting in the new term of Council in 2015.

Origin

(July 24, 2014) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

Summary

At its meeting on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) considered the attached report entitled, “McNicoll Bus Garage Transit Project Assessment Study” and forwarded to the Planning and Growth Committee for consideration of the Commission's request.

Background Information

(July 24, 2014) Letter and from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) on the McNicoll Bus Garage Transit Project Assessment Study
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-72002.pdf
(July 23, 2014) Attachment 1 - Toronto Transit Commission - Report No. 8(a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-72340.pdf
(August 6, 2014) McNicoll Bus Garage - Frequently Asked Questions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-72563.pdf

Communications

(August 2, 2014) Letter from Patricia Sinclair, Ward 39, Member of the Coalition Against the TTC McNicoll Bus Garage (PG.Supp.PG35.23.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48752.pdf
(August 5, 2014) Letter from Christopher Williams, Partner, Aird and Berlis, representing the Mon Sheong Foundation (PG.Supp.PG35.23.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48811.pdf
(August 4, 2014) Letter from May Wong, President, Villa Elegance (PG.Supp.PG35.23.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48814.pdf
(August 6, 2014) Letter from Agnes Luk (PG.Supp.PG35.23.4)
(August 6, 2014) Letter from Helen Leung, Chief Executive Officer, Carefirst (PG.Supp.PG35.23.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48825.pdf
(August 5, 2014) E-mail from Kenneth Plummer, Vice-President, Bamburgh Manor Residence (Coaliton Against TTC Bus Garage) (PG.Supp.PG35.23.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48841.pdf
(August 5, 2014) E-mail from Sanson Yee (PG.Supp.PG35.23.7)
(August 6, 2014) Letter from Richard Leung, Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church (PG.Supp.PG35.23.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48853.pdf
(August 6, 2014) Letter from Lisa Chan (PG.Supp.PG35.23.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48903.pdf
(August 5, 2014) E-mail from Patricia Sinclair (PG.Supp.PG35.23.10)
(August 7, 2014) Letter from Jim Karygiannis (PG.New.PG35.23.11)

Speakers

Patricia Sinclair, Coalition Member, Against Bus Garage
Richard Leung, Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church
Dr. Karen Fong, Mon Sheong Court & Mon Sheong Long Term Care Residents
Lisa Chan, Mon Sheong Long Term Care Residents
Christopher Williams, Partner, Aird and Berlis
Jim Karygiannis
Maureen Tang, Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association
Sanson Yee

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Karen Stintz (Redundant)

That the Planning and Growth Management Committee request TTC staff to report directly to City Council on the feasibility of relocating the bus garage; if the bus garage cannot be relocated, then the Transit Project Assessment Study should include a full environmental review of the impacts on the community, including working with the local community on traffic concerns.


2 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That the Planning and Growth Management Committee defer consideration of this item to the first Planning and Growth Management Committee meeting in the new term of Council in 2015.

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