Item - 2014.PW30.7

Tracking Status

PW30.7 - Eglinton Connects - Environmental Assessment Study

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
11 - York South-Weston, 12 - York South-Weston, 15 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 16 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 17 - Davenport, 21 - St. Paul's, 22 - St. Paul's, 25 - Don Valley West, 26 - Don Valley West

City Council Decision

City Council on May 6, 7 and 8, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to issue a Notice of Completion and to file the Environmental Study Report (ESR) for the Eglinton Avenue Class Environmental Assessment Study in the public record for a minimum 30 days in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.

 

2.         City Council advise Metrolinx to incorporate the recommended plans in any segments of Eglinton Avenue that Metrolinx will be reconstructing as part of the below-grade section of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project.

 

3.         City Council direct the appropriate staff to continue to work with Metrolinx during the construction period to monitor traffic patterns and conduct the post-Environmental Assessment traffic studies described in this report.

 

4.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the appropriate City staff, to develop an interim design and implementation strategy for the mid-block areas between stations, prior to the construction of the recommended ultimate configuration.

 

5.         City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, following the completion of the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project, to identify a recommended funding strategy for Council's consideration as part of the future capital budget process for the implementation of the recommended ultimate configuration.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered the following Items together:

 

-           EX41.2, headed "Metrolinx Rapid Transit Program – Allocation of the Public Realm Amount";

 

-           PG32.4, headed "Eglinton Connects Planning Study – Final Directions Report"; and

 

-           PW30.7, headed "Eglinton Connects – Environmental Assessment Study".

Background Information (Committee)

(March 25, 2014) Report and Attachments 1 to 4 from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Eglinton Connects - Environmental Assessment Study
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-67919.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(February 27, 2014) Letter from Trustee Jo-Ann Davis, Toronto Catholic District School Board (PW.Main.PW30.7.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46129.pdf
(March 24, 2014) Letter from Trustee Shelley Laskin, Toronto District School Board (PW.Main.PW30.7.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46130.pdf
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jacob Arscott (PW.New.PW30.7.3)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Julie Henderson (PW.New.PW30.7.4)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Lyle Jones (PW.New.PW30.7.5)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Samantha Green (PW.New.PW30.7.6)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Brian Olmsted (PW.New.PW30.7.7)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Peter Bird (PW.New.PW30.7.8)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Teresa S. Pavlin (PW.New.PW30.7.9)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Etan Vlessing (PW.New.PW30.7.10)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Fiona Rankin (PW.New.PW30.5.11)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jason Williams (PW.New.PW30.7.12)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jacob Allerdice (PW.New.PW30.7.13)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Judy Overton (PW.New.PW30.7.14)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from William Wolfe-Wylie (PW.New.PW30.7.15)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Matt Worona (PW.New.PW30.7.16)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Vincent de Tourdonnet and Beth Easton (PW.New.PW30.7.17)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Phil Martin (PW.New.PW30.7.18)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Geoff Rytell (PW.New.PW30.7.19)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Kirsten Heyerdahl (PW.New.PW30.7.20)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Fred Spek (PW.New.PW30.7.21)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Toni Brinck (PW.New.PW30.7.22)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Josh Bowman (PW.New.PW30.7.23)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Chris Cavacuiti, Medical Director, True North Medical Clinic (PW.New.PW30.7.24)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46482.pdf
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Michael Poos (PW.New.PW30.7.25)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Deborah Buehler (PW.New.PW30.7.26)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Angela Golas (PW.New.PW30.7.27)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jacqueline Whyte Appleby (PW.New.PW30.7.28)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from A-J Canavor (PW.New.PW30.7.29)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Amelia Bishop (PW.New.PW30.7.30)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Alison Morgan (PW.New.PW30.7.31)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Mark Tennenhouse (PW.New.PW30.7.32)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Frank Griggs (PW.New.PW30.7.33)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Francesca Allodi-Ross (PW.New.PW30.7.34)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Lisa Hayes (PW.New.PW30.7.35)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Judith Rae (PW.New.PW30.7.36)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Paul Slavickas (PW.New.PW30.7.37)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Beth Savan (PW.New.PW30.7.38)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Anne Eriksen (PW.New.PW30.7.39)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Lori Newton (PW.New.PW30.7.40)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from T.J. Goertz (PW.New.PW30.7.41)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Erin Pleet (PW.New.PW30.7.42)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jessica Moore (PW.New.PW30.7.43)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Chris Luginbuhl (PW.New.PW30.7.44)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Gerrit Holl (PW.New.PW30.7.45)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Michael Steepe (PW.New.PW30.7.46)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Mel Mariampillai (PW.New.PW30.7.47)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Kassidy Crowe (PW.New.PW30.7.48)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Daniel Amin (PW.New.PW30.7.49)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Cassandra Nicolaou (PW.New.PW30.7.50)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Youval Zilberberg (PW.New.PW30.7.51)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Ken Zolotar (PW.New.PW30.7.52)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Erin Pope (PW.New.PW30.7.53)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Laura Lewis-Watts (PW.New.PW30.7.54)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Sheila Miller (PW.New.PW30.7.55)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Sara Macdonald (PW.New.PW30.7.56)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Will McCarty (PW.New.PW30.7.57)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Kim Brodey (PW.New.PW30.7.58)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from M. Arkin (PW.New.PW30.7.59)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jack Howard (PW.New.PW30.7.60)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Geraldo Gonzalez (PW.New.PW30.7.61)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Karen Thurnau (PW.New.PW30.7.62)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Bill Barber (PW.New.PW30.7.63)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Kaye Coholan (PW.New.PW30.7.64)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Ben Bull (PW.New.PW30.7.65)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Bill Gaw (PW.New.PW30.7.66)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Heather Keachie (PW.New.PW30.7.67)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Gray Taylor (PW.New.PW30.7.68)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Mary Frances Ellison (PW.New.PW30.7.69)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Graham Lavender (PW.New.PW30.7.70)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Peter Shepherd (PW.New.PW30.7.71)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Mireille Mai Truong (PW.New.PW30.7.72)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Robert and Galya Sarner (PW.New.PW30.7.73)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Joseph Schlegel (PW.New.PW30.7.74)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jamie Thiers (PW.New.PW30.7.75)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Roger Partington (PW.New.PW30.7.76)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Peter Low (PW.New.PW30.7.77)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Christopher Hoyle (PW.New.PW30.7.78)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Artur Rozumek (PW.New.PW30.7.79)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Robert Wallis (PW.New.PW30.7.80)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Kathleen Mackey (PW.New.PW30.7.81)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Davis and Rhonda Costas-Mirza (PW.New.PW30.7.82)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Kate Chung (PW.New.PW30.7.83)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Sharon Zikman (PW.New.PW30.7.84)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Julia Armstrong (PW.New.PW30.7.85)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Lorrie McIntyre (PW.New.PW30.7.86)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Andre Martin (PW.New.PW30.7.87)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Katrusia Balan (PW.New.PW30.7.88)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Leslie O'Reilly (PW.New.PW30.7.89)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jessica Presotto (PW.New.PW30.7.90)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Erin White (PW.New.PW30.7.91)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Martin Tomlinson (PW.New.PW30.7.92)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Sam Bootsma (PW.New.PW30.7.93)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Art Mullin (PW.New.PW30.7.94)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Elizabeth Kroeker (PW.New.PW30.7.95)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from David Mandelzys (PW.New.PW30.7.96)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from David Kreindler (PW.New.PW30.7.97)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Christopher Jacobs (PW.New.PW30.7.98)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Stephen Moore (PW.New.PW30.7.99)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Sarah Freeman (PW.New.PW30.7.100)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Janet Joy Wilson (PW.New.PW30.7.101)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Geoff Kettel, Louis Fliss and Kyla Winchester, Cycle 26 (PW.New.PW30.7.102)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46556.pdf
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Geoff Kettel and Carol Burtin-Fripp, Co-Presidents, Leaside Property Owners' Association Incorporated (PW.New.PW30.7.103)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46589.pdf
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Val Muzik (PW.New.PW30.7.104)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from David Simmons (PW.New.PW30.7.105)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Stephen Trigg (PW.New.PW30.7.106)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Michael Drainie (PW.New.PW30.7.107)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Robert F. Kennedy (PW.New.PW30.7.108)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Gord Henning (PW.New.PW30.7.109)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Neil McDermott, Captain, Ward Advocacy Group 21, Cycle Toronto (PW.New.PW30.7.110)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46602.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Leslie Solomonian (PW.New.PW30.7.111)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Stephen Allen (PW.New.PW30.7.112)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Rebecca Hasdell (PW.New.PW30.7,113)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Dennis Wheeler (PW.New.PW30.7.114)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Michael Waglay (PW.New.PW30.7.115)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Sarah Robertson (PW.New.PW30.7.116)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Jody Smith (PW.New.PW30.7.117)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Alex Korobchevsky (PW.New.PW30.7.118)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Wendy Tamminen (PW.New.PW30.7.119)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Sage Walker (PW.New.PW30.7.120)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Don Sinclair (PW.New.PW30.7.121)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Rita Vanderheiden (PW.New.PW30.7.122)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Hanna Caplan (PW.New.PW30.7.123)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Joan Schafer and Peter Thurling (PW.New.PW30.7.124)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from John E. Plumadore, President, Brentwood Towers Tenants' Association (PW.New.PW30.7.125)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46631.pdf
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Marabelle McTavish, President, Mount Dennis Community Association (PW.New.PW30.7.126)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46632.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Neil Van Meter (PW.New.PW30.7.127)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Craig Miller (PW.New.PW30.7.128)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from David Myhre (PW.New.PW30.7.129)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Mike McLean (PW.New.PW30.7.130)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Roger Brook (PW.New.PW30.7.131)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Mary Alton (PW.New.PW30.7.132)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Kate Lawton (PW.New.PW30.7.133)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Liz Sutherland (PW.New.PW30.7.134)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Viven Leong (PW.New.PW30.7.135)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Gabriella Kalapos (PW.New.PW30.7.136)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Ben Daube, President, The Sherwood Park Residents' Association (PW.New.PW30.7.137)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46687.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Devin Schaffner (PW.New.PW30.7.138)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Trustee Pamela Gough, Toronto District School Board (PW.New.PW30.7.139)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46689.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Alexi White (PW.New.PW30.7.140)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Chriz Miller (PW.New.PW30.7.141)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Christine Gebel (PW.New.PW30.7.142)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Kevin Cooper (PW.New.PW30.7.143)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Enzo Torrone, Chair, Fairbank Village Business Improvement Area (PW.New.PW30.7.144)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46694.pdf
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Nancy Smith Lea, Director, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) (PW.New.PW30.7.145)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46695.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Aurelia Chenu (PW.New.PW30.7.146)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Jared Kolb, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto (PW.New.PW30.7.147)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46697.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from James Chan (PW.New.PW30.7.148)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Laura Paolini (PW.New.PW30.7.149)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Geoffrey Lynch (PW.New.PW30.7.150)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Charlie Pullen, Department Coordinator, Expressive Arts Department, University of Toronto Schools (PW.New.PW30.7.151)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Arlene Clement (PW.New.PW30.7.152)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Tom Cohen, Chair, Elginton Park Residents' Association (PW.New.PW30.7.153)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46707.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Terry West, President, Don Mills Residents Inc. (PW.New.PW30.7.154)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46708.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Burns Wattie (PW.New.PW30.7.155)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Monique Drepaul, Coordinator, The Eglinton Way Business Improvement Area (PW.New.PW30.7.156)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46710.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Douglas Yardley (PW.New.PW30.7.157)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Nalin Sahni (PW.New.PW30.7.158)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Georgina Wilcock (PW.New.PW30.7.159)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Joey Schwartz, Advocacy Director, Toronto Bicycling Network (PW.New.PW30.7.160)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46714.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Phil Oliva (PW.New.PW30.7.161)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Michael Gravelle (PW.New.PW30.7.162)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Ruth Oppenheim (PW.New.PW30.7.163)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Michelle Wolfson (PW.New.PW30.7.164)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Rob Mausser (PW.New.PW30.7.165)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Douglas Thoms (PW.New.PW30.7.166)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from students and staff members of North Toronto Collegiate Institute (PW.New.PW30.7.167)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46673.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Christopher Grouios (PW.New.PW30.7.168)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Lois Adams (PW.New.PW30.7.169)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Paul Karvanis (PW.New.PW30.7.170)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Ben McCanny (PW.New.PW30.7.171)
(April 9, 2014) E-mail from Julia Keech (PW.New.PW30.7.172)
(April 9, 2014) E-mail from Cory Popescu (PW.New.PW30.7.173)
(April 9, 2014) E-mail from Michael Szego (PW.New.PW30.7.174)
(April 9, 2014) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (PW.New.PW30.7.175)

Communications (City Council)

(April 10, 2014) E-mail from Justin Levine (CC.Main.PW30.7.176)
(April 11, 2014) E-mail from Scott Holladay (CC.Main.PW30.7.177)
(April 13, 2014) E-mail from Lynn Francis (CC.Main.PW30.7.178)
(April 11, 2014) E-mail from Nicole Bennett (CC.Main.PW30.7.179)
(April 11, 2014) E-mail from J. Tosh Weyman (CC.Main.PW30.7.180)
(April 11, 2014) E-mail from Emad Ghattas (CC.Main.PW30.7.181)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) May-06-2014 5:15 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW30.7 - Adopt the item
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, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, 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, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan

PW30.7 - Eglinton Connects - Environmental Assessment Study

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
11 - York South-Weston, 12 - York South-Weston, 15 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 16 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 17 - Davenport, 21 - St. Paul's, 22 - St. Paul's, 25 - Don Valley West, 26 - Don Valley West

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council grant authority to the General Manager, Transportation Services, to issue a Notice of Completion and to file the Environmental Study Report (ESR) for the Eglinton Avenue Class Environmental Assessment Study in the public record for a minimum 30 days in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.

 

2.         City Council advise Metrolinx to incorporate the recommended plans in any segments of Eglinton Avenue that Metrolinx will be reconstructing as part of the below-grade section of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project.

 

3.         City Council direct appropriate staff to continue to work with Metrolinx during the construction period to monitor traffic patterns and conduct the post-Environmental Assessment traffic studies described in this report.

 

4.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with appropriate City staff, to develop an interim design and implementation strategy for the mid-block areas between stations, prior to the construction of the recommended ultimate configuration.

 

5.         City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, following the completion of the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project, to identify a recommended funding strategy for Council's consideration as part of the future capital budget process for the implementation of the recommended ultimate configuration.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The General Manager, Transportation Services, and the Director, Transportation Infrastructure Management, gave a presentation to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on Eglinton Connects - Environmental Assessment Study.

Origin

(March 25, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

Metrolinx is currently undertaking the design and construction of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line, a 19-kilometre facility between Weston Road in the west and the Kennedy subway station in the east.  This project includes an 11-kilometre underground portion between Black Creek Drive and Brentcliffe Road.   At the same time, the City Planning Division is undertaking the "Eglinton Connects Study", a comprehensive planning study for this Eglinton corridor that is complementary to the Metrolinx project.  The purpose of the Eglinton Connects Study is to evaluate land use and design options for this corridor in order to take advantage of the implementation of the new transit infrastructure.

 

As part of the Eglinton Connects Study, a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study was undertaken for the reconfiguration of Eglinton Avenue along the below-grade section of the LRT between Black Creek Drive and Brentcliffe Road. When the LRT plans were formulated (in the TTC's 2010 Eglinton Crosstown LRT Environmental Assessment), no changes had been proposed to this segment of Eglinton Avenue.  By undertaking this EA now, if approved, Metrolinx could incorporate and implement elements of the proposed reconfiguration of Eglinton Avenue as part of the LRT station construction.

 

With the construction of the LRT, the existing reserved bus lanes on Eglinton Avenue will no longer be required.   Therefore, there is an opportunity to utilize this space as part of a new design of the road cross-section that would support the public realm objectives of the Eglinton Connects Study which reflects future traffic demand, planned mid-rise development, pedestrian and cyclist needs, as well as the new transit infrastructure and service.

 

The Recommended Design includes the following key features:

 

           Roadway:

-           Generally, a four lane road with turn lanes at selected intersections;

-           A three lane cross-section between Avenue Road and Mount Pleasant Road (which includes a centre lane functioning as a two-way left-turn lane, separate left turn lanes, or a flush median depending on location and needs).

 

           Parking:

-           Maintains the number of existing parking spaces;

-           Provides for on-street off-peak parking in the curb lane in the four lane segments;

-           Indented (lay-by) parking spaces in the three lane segment.

 

           Cyclist Infrastructure:

            -           A continuous raised bicycle lane (at sidewalk level) in each direction.

 

           Pedestrian Features:

-           Wide sidewalk zones (per the City's mid-rise guidelines);

-           Additional controlled pedestrian crossings and reduced crossing distances.

 

           Public Realm:

-           More space for large trees, creating an increase in tree canopy and shade;

-           Installation of post-and-ring bicycle parking;

-           More space for street furniture and patio space through required conveyances required as part of development projects to achieve the 27.0 metre right-of-way width specified in the Official Plan.

 

The proposed roadway configuration will accommodate forecasted traffic volumes.  Prior to construction, a traffic study focussing on managing neighbourhood traffic infiltration will be undertaken. In response to concerns that emergency vehicle response could be delayed with the new cross-section without appropriate mitigation measures, a corridor-wide signal pre-emption system will be developed, in addition to a review of opportunities to integrate fire stations in new development, operational changes to dispatch, and other measures currently under consideration.

 

Metrolinx is responsible for reconstructing Eglinton Avenue at the LRT station areas to City standards, and requires immediate Council endorsement to complete this work in accordance with the plan.  Any enhancements or upgrades to these standards in the station areas will be funded from the Public Realm Amount – a component of the LRT construction program cost to be used by Metrolinx to price, design and construct discretionary improvements to the streetscape requested by the City, as defined in the Master Agreement.

 

The mid-block sections between stations will not generally be affected by the tunneling construction of the LRT and, therefore, Metrolinx is not responsible for any modifications to these sections of roadway.  Consequently, the costs associated with the reconfiguration of these mid-block sections of Eglinton Avenue, in accordance with the recommended plan, would be the responsibility of the City.  The implementation would have to commence following the completion of the LRT construction, which is expected in 2020, so as not to interfere or conflict with the Metrolinx construction activities.

 

Based on preliminary estimates, costs for the mid-block reconfiguration and streetscaping would total approximately $150 million which would include boulevard treatments (tree planting, sidewalk reconstruction, cycling facilities, etc.), road related works (curb adjustments, streetlighting, pavement markings, road rehabilitation, etc.), adjustments to traffic signals, storm sewer related works, etc.  Funding for this capital work is not currently included in Transportation Services' approved 10-Year Capital Plan.  However, as noted above, there is no immediate need for the funding.  Funding will be identified for Council's consideration, following the completion of the Metrolinx LRT construction, as part of the future capital budget process and would include the identification of alternative funding sources available at that time, for example, Section 37 funds and other developer contributions, BIA contributions, strategic partnerships, as well as the capital budgets of various City Divisions.

Background Information

(March 25, 2014) Report and Attachments 1 to 4 from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Eglinton Connects - Environmental Assessment Study
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-67919.pdf

Communications

(February 27, 2014) Letter from Trustee Jo-Ann Davis, Toronto Catholic District School Board (PW.Main.PW30.7.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46129.pdf
(March 24, 2014) Letter from Trustee Shelley Laskin, Toronto District School Board (PW.Main.PW30.7.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46130.pdf
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jacob Arscott (PW.New.PW30.7.3)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Julie Henderson (PW.New.PW30.7.4)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Lyle Jones (PW.New.PW30.7.5)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Samantha Green (PW.New.PW30.7.6)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Brian Olmsted (PW.New.PW30.7.7)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Peter Bird (PW.New.PW30.7.8)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Teresa S. Pavlin (PW.New.PW30.7.9)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Etan Vlessing (PW.New.PW30.7.10)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Fiona Rankin (PW.New.PW30.5.11)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jason Williams (PW.New.PW30.7.12)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jacob Allerdice (PW.New.PW30.7.13)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Judy Overton (PW.New.PW30.7.14)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from William Wolfe-Wylie (PW.New.PW30.7.15)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Matt Worona (PW.New.PW30.7.16)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Vincent de Tourdonnet and Beth Easton (PW.New.PW30.7.17)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Phil Martin (PW.New.PW30.7.18)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Geoff Rytell (PW.New.PW30.7.19)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Kirsten Heyerdahl (PW.New.PW30.7.20)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Fred Spek (PW.New.PW30.7.21)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Toni Brinck (PW.New.PW30.7.22)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Josh Bowman (PW.New.PW30.7.23)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Chris Cavacuiti, Medical Director, True North Medical Clinic (PW.New.PW30.7.24)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46482.pdf
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Michael Poos (PW.New.PW30.7.25)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Deborah Buehler (PW.New.PW30.7.26)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Angela Golas (PW.New.PW30.7.27)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jacqueline Whyte Appleby (PW.New.PW30.7.28)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from A-J Canavor (PW.New.PW30.7.29)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Amelia Bishop (PW.New.PW30.7.30)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Alison Morgan (PW.New.PW30.7.31)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Mark Tennenhouse (PW.New.PW30.7.32)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Frank Griggs (PW.New.PW30.7.33)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Francesca Allodi-Ross (PW.New.PW30.7.34)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Lisa Hayes (PW.New.PW30.7.35)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Judith Rae (PW.New.PW30.7.36)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Paul Slavickas (PW.New.PW30.7.37)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Beth Savan (PW.New.PW30.7.38)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Anne Eriksen (PW.New.PW30.7.39)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Lori Newton (PW.New.PW30.7.40)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from T.J. Goertz (PW.New.PW30.7.41)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Erin Pleet (PW.New.PW30.7.42)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jessica Moore (PW.New.PW30.7.43)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Chris Luginbuhl (PW.New.PW30.7.44)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Gerrit Holl (PW.New.PW30.7.45)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Michael Steepe (PW.New.PW30.7.46)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Mel Mariampillai (PW.New.PW30.7.47)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Kassidy Crowe (PW.New.PW30.7.48)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Daniel Amin (PW.New.PW30.7.49)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Cassandra Nicolaou (PW.New.PW30.7.50)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Youval Zilberberg (PW.New.PW30.7.51)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Ken Zolotar (PW.New.PW30.7.52)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Erin Pope (PW.New.PW30.7.53)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Laura Lewis-Watts (PW.New.PW30.7.54)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Sheila Miller (PW.New.PW30.7.55)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Sara Macdonald (PW.New.PW30.7.56)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Will McCarty (PW.New.PW30.7.57)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Kim Brodey (PW.New.PW30.7.58)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from M. Arkin (PW.New.PW30.7.59)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jack Howard (PW.New.PW30.7.60)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Geraldo Gonzalez (PW.New.PW30.7.61)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Karen Thurnau (PW.New.PW30.7.62)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Bill Barber (PW.New.PW30.7.63)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Kaye Coholan (PW.New.PW30.7.64)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Ben Bull (PW.New.PW30.7.65)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Bill Gaw (PW.New.PW30.7.66)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Heather Keachie (PW.New.PW30.7.67)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Gray Taylor (PW.New.PW30.7.68)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Mary Frances Ellison (PW.New.PW30.7.69)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Graham Lavender (PW.New.PW30.7.70)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Peter Shepherd (PW.New.PW30.7.71)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Mireille Mai Truong (PW.New.PW30.7.72)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Robert and Galya Sarner (PW.New.PW30.7.73)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Joseph Schlegel (PW.New.PW30.7.74)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jamie Thiers (PW.New.PW30.7.75)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Roger Partington (PW.New.PW30.7.76)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Peter Low (PW.New.PW30.7.77)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Christopher Hoyle (PW.New.PW30.7.78)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Artur Rozumek (PW.New.PW30.7.79)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Robert Wallis (PW.New.PW30.7.80)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Kathleen Mackey (PW.New.PW30.7.81)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Davis and Rhonda Costas-Mirza (PW.New.PW30.7.82)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Kate Chung (PW.New.PW30.7.83)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Sharon Zikman (PW.New.PW30.7.84)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Julia Armstrong (PW.New.PW30.7.85)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Lorrie McIntyre (PW.New.PW30.7.86)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Andre Martin (PW.New.PW30.7.87)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Katrusia Balan (PW.New.PW30.7.88)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Leslie O'Reilly (PW.New.PW30.7.89)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Jessica Presotto (PW.New.PW30.7.90)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Erin White (PW.New.PW30.7.91)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Martin Tomlinson (PW.New.PW30.7.92)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Sam Bootsma (PW.New.PW30.7.93)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Art Mullin (PW.New.PW30.7.94)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Elizabeth Kroeker (PW.New.PW30.7.95)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from David Mandelzys (PW.New.PW30.7.96)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from David Kreindler (PW.New.PW30.7.97)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Christopher Jacobs (PW.New.PW30.7.98)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Stephen Moore (PW.New.PW30.7.99)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Sarah Freeman (PW.New.PW30.7.100)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Janet Joy Wilson (PW.New.PW30.7.101)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Geoff Kettel, Louis Fliss and Kyla Winchester, Cycle 26 (PW.New.PW30.7.102)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46556.pdf
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Geoff Kettel and Carol Burtin-Fripp, Co-Presidents, Leaside Property Owners' Association Incorporated (PW.New.PW30.7.103)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46589.pdf
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Val Muzik (PW.New.PW30.7.104)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from David Simmons (PW.New.PW30.7.105)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Stephen Trigg (PW.New.PW30.7.106)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Michael Drainie (PW.New.PW30.7.107)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Robert F. Kennedy (PW.New.PW30.7.108)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Gord Henning (PW.New.PW30.7.109)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Neil McDermott, Captain, Ward Advocacy Group 21, Cycle Toronto (PW.New.PW30.7.110)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46602.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Leslie Solomonian (PW.New.PW30.7.111)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Stephen Allen (PW.New.PW30.7.112)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Rebecca Hasdell (PW.New.PW30.7,113)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Dennis Wheeler (PW.New.PW30.7.114)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Michael Waglay (PW.New.PW30.7.115)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Sarah Robertson (PW.New.PW30.7.116)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Jody Smith (PW.New.PW30.7.117)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Alex Korobchevsky (PW.New.PW30.7.118)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Wendy Tamminen (PW.New.PW30.7.119)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Sage Walker (PW.New.PW30.7.120)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Don Sinclair (PW.New.PW30.7.121)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Rita Vanderheiden (PW.New.PW30.7.122)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Hanna Caplan (PW.New.PW30.7.123)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Joan Schafer and Peter Thurling (PW.New.PW30.7.124)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from John E. Plumadore, President, Brentwood Towers Tenants' Association (PW.New.PW30.7.125)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46631.pdf
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Marabelle McTavish, President, Mount Dennis Community Association (PW.New.PW30.7.126)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46632.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Neil Van Meter (PW.New.PW30.7.127)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Craig Miller (PW.New.PW30.7.128)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from David Myhre (PW.New.PW30.7.129)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Mike McLean (PW.New.PW30.7.130)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Roger Brook (PW.New.PW30.7.131)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Mary Alton (PW.New.PW30.7.132)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Kate Lawton (PW.New.PW30.7.133)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Liz Sutherland (PW.New.PW30.7.134)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Viven Leong (PW.New.PW30.7.135)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Gabriella Kalapos (PW.New.PW30.7.136)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Ben Daube, President, The Sherwood Park Residents' Association (PW.New.PW30.7.137)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46687.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Devin Schaffner (PW.New.PW30.7.138)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Trustee Pamela Gough, Toronto District School Board (PW.New.PW30.7.139)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46689.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Alexi White (PW.New.PW30.7.140)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Chriz Miller (PW.New.PW30.7.141)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Christine Gebel (PW.New.PW30.7.142)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Kevin Cooper (PW.New.PW30.7.143)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Enzo Torrone, Chair, Fairbank Village Business Improvement Area (PW.New.PW30.7.144)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46694.pdf
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Nancy Smith Lea, Director, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) (PW.New.PW30.7.145)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46695.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Aurelia Chenu (PW.New.PW30.7.146)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Jared Kolb, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto (PW.New.PW30.7.147)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46697.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from James Chan (PW.New.PW30.7.148)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Laura Paolini (PW.New.PW30.7.149)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Geoffrey Lynch (PW.New.PW30.7.150)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Charlie Pullen, Department Coordinator, Expressive Arts Department, University of Toronto Schools (PW.New.PW30.7.151)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Arlene Clement (PW.New.PW30.7.152)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Tom Cohen, Chair, Elginton Park Residents' Association (PW.New.PW30.7.153)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46707.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Terry West, President, Don Mills Residents Inc. (PW.New.PW30.7.154)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46708.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Burns Wattie (PW.New.PW30.7.155)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Monique Drepaul, Coordinator, The Eglinton Way Business Improvement Area (PW.New.PW30.7.156)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46710.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Douglas Yardley (PW.New.PW30.7.157)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Nalin Sahni (PW.New.PW30.7.158)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Georgina Wilcock (PW.New.PW30.7.159)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Joey Schwartz, Advocacy Director, Toronto Bicycling Network (PW.New.PW30.7.160)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46714.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Phil Oliva (PW.New.PW30.7.161)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Michael Gravelle (PW.New.PW30.7.162)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Ruth Oppenheim (PW.New.PW30.7.163)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Michelle Wolfson (PW.New.PW30.7.164)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Rob Mausser (PW.New.PW30.7.165)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Douglas Thoms (PW.New.PW30.7.166)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from students and staff members of North Toronto Collegiate Institute (PW.New.PW30.7.167)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46673.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Christopher Grouios (PW.New.PW30.7.168)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Lois Adams (PW.New.PW30.7.169)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Paul Karvanis (PW.New.PW30.7.170)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Ben McCanny (PW.New.PW30.7.171)
(April 9, 2014) E-mail from Julia Keech (PW.New.PW30.7.172)
(April 9, 2014) E-mail from Cory Popescu (PW.New.PW30.7.173)
(April 9, 2014) E-mail from Michael Szego (PW.New.PW30.7.174)
(April 9, 2014) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (PW.New.PW30.7.175)

Speakers

Daniel Arancibia, Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank, University of Toronto
Jack Denton, North Toronto Collegiate Institute
Rebecca Beutel, North Toronto Collegiate Institute
Matthew Gerry, North Toronto Collegiate Institute
Monique Drepaul, The Eglinton Way Business Improvement Area
Anthony M. Humphreys
Michael Black, Walk Toronto
John Taranu
Jared Kolb, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto
Kyla Winchester
Rick Ciccarelli, Mount Dennis Community Association
Geoff Kettel, Co-President, Leaside Property Owners Association

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council