Item - 2014.PW32.13

Tracking Status

PW32.13 - Gardiner East Contaminated Soil Monitoring and Review Committee: Final Outcomes

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
30 - Toronto-Danforth, 32 - Beaches-East York

City Council Decision

City Council on July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council formally thank the South Riverdale Environmental Liaison Committee for their participation in the Gardiner East Contaminated Soil Monitoring and Review Committee.

 

2.          City Council accept the 2009 Aqua Terre Solutions and the 2010 Terrapex Environmental reports as the final soil and groundwater monitoring reports regarding the capped Areas "A" and "B", as shown in Figure 1 to the report (June 3, 2014) from Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, necessary to complete the environmental requirements of the 1999-2002 Gardiner East Dismantling Project.

 

3.          City Council direct Transportation Services and Toronto Transit Commission staff to continue to ensure that the recommendations for long-term (perpetual) inspections and repair of the soil caps in Areas "A" and "B", as shown in Figure 1 to the report (June 3, 2014) from Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, in the City's rights-of-way and within lands under the Toronto Transit Commission's operational control are conducted annually.

 

4.         City Council direct the appropriate staff to ensure that all relevant documents and materials associated with the remediation of contaminated soils in the areas identified as a result of the dismantling of the F.G. Gardiner Expressway at Lake Shore Boulevard East are publicly available at the Jones Branch of the Toronto Public Library, located at 118 Jones Avenue, or other local branch of the Toronto Public Library and on the City's website.

 

5.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, through the Division's Public Realm Section, to design and erect information signage in proximity to Area "A" by October 2014 and Area "B" by the spring of 2015, based on the proposal submitted by Councillor Fletcher contained in Figure 2 to the report (June 3, 2014) from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

6.         City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission to report through its Liaison Committee on the Final Environmental Reports on the reinstatement of the soil cap for Areas A and B, as shown in Figure 1, appended to the report (June 3, 2014) from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

7.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee upon completion of the Toronto Transit Commission's construction activity in 2015 on:

 

a.         the community consultation that the Toronto Transit Commission undertook on the environmental aspects of their project;

 

b.         the status of the final condition of the soil cap in Areas A and B, reinstated by the Toronto Transit Commission, as outlined in the Toronto Transit Commission's Final Environmental Reports;

 

c.         the need for ongoing soil and groundwater quality monitoring (within Areas A and B); and

 

d.         the need for ongoing consultation with the Gardiner East Contaminated Soil Monitoring and Review Committee.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 3, 2014) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, on Gardiner East Contaminated Soil Monitoring and Review Committee: Final Outcomes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-70164.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 16, 2014) Letter from William E. Brown (PW.New.PW32.13.1)
(June 17, 2014) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30 - Toronto Danforth (PW.New.PW32.13.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-48238.pdf

PW32.13 - Gardiner East Contaminated Soil Monitoring and Review Committee: Final Outcomes

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
30 - Toronto-Danforth, 32 - Beaches-East York

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council formally thank the South Riverdale Environmental Liaison Committee for their participation in the Gardiner East Contaminated Soil Monitoring and Review Committee.

 

2.          City Council accept the 2009 Aqua Terre Solutions and the 2010 Terrapex Environmental reports as the final soil and groundwater monitoring reports regarding the capped Areas "A" and "B", as shown in Figure 1 of the report (June 3, 2014) from Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, necessary to complete the environmental requirements of the 1999-2002 Gardiner East Dismantling Project.

 

3.          City Council direct Transportation Services and Toronto Transit Commission staff to continue to ensure that the recommendations for long-term (perpetual) inspections and repair of the soil caps in Areas "A" and "B", as shown in Figure 1 of the report (June 3, 2014) from Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, in the City's rights-of-way and within lands under the Toronto Transit Commission's operational control are conducted annually.

 

4.         City Council direct the appropriate staff to ensure that all relevant documents and materials associated with the remediation of contaminated soils in the areas identified as a result of the dismantling of the F.G. Gardiner Expressway at Lake Shore Boulevard East are publicly available at the Jones Branch of the Toronto Public Library, located at 118 Jones Avenue, or other local branch of the Toronto Public Library and on the City's website.

 

5.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, through the Division's Public Realm Section, to design and erect information signage in proximity to Area "A" by October 2014 and Area "B" by the spring of 2015, based on the proposal submitted by Councillor Fletcher contained in Figure 2 of the report (June 3, 2014) from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

6.         City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission to report through their Liaison Committee on the Final Environmental Reports on the reinstatement of the soil cap for Areas A and B, as shown in Figure 1, appended to the report (June 3, 2014) from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

7.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee upon completion of the TTC's construction activity in 2015 on:

 

a.         the community consultation that the TTC undertook on the environmental aspects of their project;

b.         the status of the final condition of the soil cap in Areas A and B, reinstated by the TTC, as outlined in the TTC's Final Environmental Reports;

c.         the need for ongoing soil and groundwater quality monitoring (within Areas A and B); and

d.         the need for ongoing consultation with the Gardiner East Contaminated Soil Monitoring and Review Committee.

Origin

(June 3, 2014) Report from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services

Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide: (1) the status of the two capped areas along Lake Shore Boulevard East, which were the subject of remediation activities after the dismantling of the eastern portion of the F.G. Gardiner Expressway was completed in 2001; (2) a mechanism for further monitoring and reporting requirements on the affected areas; and (3) an implementation plan and timeline for the installation of information signage near the capped areas. The report also highlights the need to ensure that all documents related to the mitigation of soil contamination in these areas remain publicly available.

Background Information

(June 3, 2014) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, on Gardiner East Contaminated Soil Monitoring and Review Committee: Final Outcomes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-70164.pdf

Communications

(June 16, 2014) Letter from William E. Brown (PW.New.PW32.13.1)
(June 17, 2014) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30 - Toronto Danforth (PW.New.PW32.13.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-48238.pdf

Speakers

William Brown
Councillor Paula Fletcher

Motions

1a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That:

 

a.         Recommendation 4 in the report (June 3, 2014) from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, be amended by adding the words "or other local branch of the Toronto Public Library and on the City's website;" so that it now reads:

 

4.         City Council direct the appropriate staff to ensure that all relevant documents and materials associated with the remediation of contaminated soils in the areas identified as a result of the dismantling of the F.G. Gardiner Expressway at Lake Shore Boulevard East are publicly available at the Jones Branch of the Toronto Public Library, located at 118 Jones Avenue, or other local branch of the Toronto Public Library and on the City's website.

 

b.         Recommendation 5 in the report (June 3, 2014) from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, be amended to read as follows:

 

5.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, through the Division's Public Realm Section, to design and erect information signage in proximity to Area "A" by October 2014 and Area "B" by the spring of 2015, based on the proposal submitted by Councillor Fletcher contained in Figure 2 of the report (June 3, 2014) from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.


1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council request the TTC to report through their Liaison Committee on the Final Environmental Reports on the reinstatement of the soil cap for Areas A and B, as shown in Figure 1, appended to the staff report.

 

2.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee upon completion of the TTC's construction activity in 2015 on:

 

a.         the community consultation that the TTC undertook on the environmental aspects of their project;

 

b.         the status of the final condition of the soil cap in Areas A and B, reinstated by the TTC, as outlined in the TTC's Final Environmental Reports;

 

c.         the need for ongoing soil and groundwater quality monitoring (within Areas A and B); and

 

d.         the need for ongoing consultation with the Gardiner East Contaminated Soil Monitoring and Review Committee.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)
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