Item - 2015.PW4.1

Tracking Status

PW4.1 - Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard East Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment (EA) and Integrated Urban Design Study - Updated Evaluation of Alternatives

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 30 - Toronto-Danforth

City Council Decision

City Council on June 10, 11 and 12, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council's preferred alternative for the Gardiner East Environmental Assessment is "Hybrid", on the basis of greater emphasis on the Environmental Assessment transportation and infrastructure study lens, and as it retains continuous expressway linkage to the Don Valley Parkway, as well as:

 

a.  Re-decking of the existing elevated expressway east of Jarvis Street;

 

b.  Re-decking of existing Gardiner-Don Valley Parkway ramps;

 

c.  Removal of about 750 metres (eastbound lanes) and 850 metres (westbound lanes) of the existing Gardiner on/off ramps west of Logan Avenue;

 

d.   Configuration of new ramps in the Keating precinct:

 

1.  about 470 metres of new westbound on-ramp; and

 

2.  about 425 metres of new eastbound off-ramp;

 

e.  Realignment of Lake Shore Boulevard from Cherry Street to Don River; and

 

f.   Construction of a new multi-use pathway, as well as some pedestrian and intersection improvements.

 

2. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning to report to Toronto and East York Community Council after Gardiner East Environmental Assessment approval by the Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change on a review of the Keating Channel Precinct Plan as it relates to lands east of Cherry Street, in partnership with Waterfront Toronto.

 

3. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report back to Executive Committee on incorporating the preferred alternative into the Strategic Plan for the Rehabilitation of the F.G. Gardiner Expressway, including a preferred procurement delivery option, project delivery schedule, multi-year cash flow requirements and financing strategy.

 

4. City Council authorize staff to develop and evaluate alternative design concepts of the Gardiner East Environmental Assessment preferred solution, including the further investigation of options to mitigate negative impacts and all required public consultation.

 

5. City Council authorize staff to complete the Gardiner East Environmental Assessment and submit the final Environmental Assessment report to the Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.

 

6.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the appropriate officials to report as part of the 2016 Budget process on implementation funding for the preferred Environmental Assessment solution in conjunction with the completion of the preferred design and the resulting refined capital cost estimates.

 

7. City Council direct that the approved 2015 Capital Budget for the Waterfront Revitalization Initiative be adjusted to reflect an increase in project costs of $780,000 allowing for the completion of the Gardiner Environmental Assessment, that will be accommodated within the Transportation Initiatives sub-project in 2015, resulting in a $0 net change to the 2015 Capital Budget.

 

8.  City Council direct the City Manager to report back to the next Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on various design options for the hybrid alignment of the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway East.  The various options would assess the following implications:

 

a. Degree of turns;

b. Speed of vehicles on turning point;

c. All associated costs;

d. Construction feasibility; and

e. Impact on development potential in the area.

 

9.  City Council direct the City Manager to report back to the September 22, 2015 meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the feasibility of a tunnelling option for the Gardiner, taking into account cost implications and technical capabilities, such report to include:

 

a.  funding options on public and private partnerships as well as City of Toronto highway road pricing (tolling) to fund the Gardiner Expressway; and

 

b.  options with no cost to the taxpayer.

 

10.  City Council direct the City Manager to report to the September 21, 2015 meeting of the Executive Committee on the following:

 

a.  various options for City of Toronto highway road pricing (tolling) for the Gardiner Expressway including linkage to the Don Valley Parkway, for the purpose of offsetting capital, operating and maintenance cost for these highways and other Transportation needs, such report to include:

 

1.  the following options and associated projected revenues:

 

a. flat rate fees;

b. fees by distance;

c. fee cost allocation reduced by number of passengers;

d. fee cost reduced by frequency or monthly pass concept; and

e. a five (5) and ten (10) year sunset clause,

 

2. information on the number of vehicles per day including:

 

a. number and type of trucks and commercial vehicles per day;

b. estimated number of cars and truck originating:

1. from within Toronto City limits; and

2. from outside Toronto,

 

3. information on various technological options such as electronic scanning of plates, transponders and number of passengers; and

 

4. current and projected operating and capital costs;

 

b.  the feasibility of City of Toronto highway road pricing (tolling) for the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway, for non-residents of the City, with the resulting revenues to be directed to the Toronto Transit Expansion Reserve Fund.

 

11.  City Council direct the City Manager to report to the October 20, 2015 Executive Committee meeting on acceleration and costing of the East Bayfront LRT and analysis of how its implementation would reduce travel times under the "Hybrid" option.

 

12.  City Council request the City Manager to report back to City Council on a process to request the Province of Ontario to designate the Gardiner Expressway a King's Highway whether tunnelled or elevated; such report to include but not be limited to:

 

a. the steps required to complete this process under the Ontario Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act including an assumption plan;

 

b. the business case for the Province controlling the Gardiner Expressway due to the use of the expressway by residents predominantly from outside of Toronto;

 

c. the need to create an intergovernmental working group to advise and assist throughout the process;

 

d. regulatory conditions including maintaining connectivity of the ring road via the Don Valley Parkway and its connections to Highway 401 and Highway 404;

 

e. case studies of Ontario and/or Canadian municipalities uploading existing large infrastructure to the Province; and

 

f. the feasibility of a sale or long-term lease of the Gardiner Expressway.

 

13.  City Council refer the package attached to motion 10b by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti to the City Manager for consideration in any future discussion of options for the remaining portion of the Gardiner Expressway.

 

14.  City Council direct that a copy of Council's decision on this Item be forwarded to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities with a request for their assistance in advocating for transportation funding for municipalities.

 

15.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 2 to the supplementary report (June 1, 2015) from the Acting City Manager and the City Solicitor remain confidential.

 

Confidential Attachment 2 to the supplementary report (June 1, 2015) from the Acting City Manager and the City Solicitor remains confidential in its entirety in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it pertains to litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the City or a local board.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

John Livey, Acting City Manager and Don McKinnon, Planner and Consultant, Dillion Consulting Limited, gave a presentation to City Council.

 

City Council recessed its public session and met as Committee of the Whole in two closed sessions on June 10, 2015, to consider confidential information on this Item as it relates to litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or local board and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the City or local board

Background Information (Committee)

(May 6, 2015) Report and Appendix 1 from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, on the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard East Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment (EA) and Integrated Urban Design Study - Updated Evaluation of Alternatives
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-79902.pdf
Appendix 2 - Gardiner East Environmental Assessment, Round Four Consultation Report from Lura Consulting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-79866.pdf
Appendix 3 & 3A-3D - Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard East Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment and Urban Design Study - Alternative Solutions Evaluation Interim Report Addendum from Dillon Consulting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-79867.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Presentation from the Acting City Manager - Gardiner East EA & Integrated Urban Design Study
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-80083.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(June 4, 2015) Supplementary report from the Acting City Manager on Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard East Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment (EA) and Integrated Urban Design Study (PW4.1.a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-81110.pdf
(June 1, 2015) Supplementary report from the Acting City Manager and the City Solicitor on the Gardiner Environmental Assessment - North Keating Precinct (PW4.1b)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-81230.pdf
Confidential Attachment 2
(June 10, 2015) Presentation from the Acting City Manager - Gardiner East Environmental Assessment and Integrated Urban Design Study (PW4.1c)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-81271.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 16, 2015) E-mail from J. Muir (PW.Main.4.1.1)
(April 15, 2015) E-mail from Tucker Stone (PW.Main.4.1.2)
(April 20, 2015) E-mail from Peter Epstein (PW.Main.4.1.3)
(April 22, 2015) E-mail from Robin Riko (PW.Main.4.1.4)
(May 5, 2015) E-mail from Ronny Yaron (PW.Main.4.1.5)
(May 5, 2015) E-mail from Bob Kirk (PW.Main.4.1.6)
(May 5, 2015) E-mail from Sarah Hunt (PW.Main.4.1.7)
(May 6, 2015) E-mail from Ken Greenberg and Paul Bedford (PW.Main.4.1.8)
(May 6, 2015) E-mail from Laura Bowman (PW.Main.4.1.9)
(May 7, 2015) E-mail from Jack Brannigan (PW.New.4.1.10)
(May 8, 2015) E-mail from Jon Robson (PW.New.4.1.11)
(May 8, 2015) Letter from Stephen Pawlowski (PW.New.4.1.12)
(May 8, 2015) E-mail from Ben Bull (PW.New.4.1.13)
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Sharon Yetman, Platform Technology Consultancy (PW.New.4.1.14)
(May 8, 2015) E-mail from Mark Wilson, Chair, Waterfront Toronto (PW.New.4.1.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52608.pdf
(May 9, 2015) E-mail from Marg Soden (PW.New.4.1.16)
(May 10, 2015) E-mail from Stephane Levac (PW.New.4.1.17)
(May 8, 2015) E-mail from Julie Beddoes (PW.New.4.1.18)
(May 10, 2015) E-mail from Peter Clarke (PW.New.4.1.19)
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Gerry Brown (PW.New.4.1.20)
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Cathie Macdonald (PW.New.4.1.21)
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Peter Clarke (PW.New.4.1.22)
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Paul H. Martin, President, DEL Equipment Ltd. (PW.New.4.1.23)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52627.pdf
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Alex Korobchevsky (PW.New.4.1.24)
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Larry Webb (PW.New.4.1.25)
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Karl Junkin, Gardiner East Stakeholder Advisory Committee representative, Transport Action Ontario (PW.New.4.1.26)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52632.pdf
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Suzanne Kavanagh, President St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (PW.New.4.1.27)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52634.pdf
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Sharon Yetman, Platform Technology Consultancy (PW.New.4.1.28)
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Grant Humes, Executive Director, Toronto Financial District Business Improvement Area (PW.New.4.1.29)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52644.pdf
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Stephen Laskowski, Vice President, Ontario Trucking Association (PW.New.4.1.30)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52645.pdf
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Alfredo Romano, Castlepoint Group (PW.New.4.1.31)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52638.pdf
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Leena M. Kaleva, Manager of Stockpiles, K + S Windsor Salt Ltd. (PW.New.4.1.32)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52653.pdf
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Cynthia Wilkey, West Donlands Committee (PW.New.4.1.33)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52654.pdf
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from David Turnbull, President, Canadian Courier and Logisitics Association (PW.New.4.1.34)
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Adrian Litavski, Principal, Johnston Litavski Ltd. (PW.New.4.1.35)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52656.pdf
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from N. Jane Pepino, Aird & Berlis LLP (PW.New.4.1.36)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52657.pdf
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Brandon Quigley (PW.New.4.1.37)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Dennis Findlay (PW.New.4.1.38)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Sharon Yetman, Platform Technology Consultancy (PW.New.4.1.39)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Janet De Silva, Toronto Region Board of Trade (PW.New.4.1.40)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52681.pdf
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Janet De Silva, Toronto Region Board of Trade (PW.New.4.1.41)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Paul Scrivener, Director, External Relations, Toronto Industry Network (PW.New.4.1.42)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Andrew Judge, Manager, Logistics and Customer Service, Redpath Sugar (PW.New.4.1.43)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52684.pdf
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Michael Kirkland, Principal, TKP Architects (PW.New.4.1.44)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Paul Bedford (PW.New.4.1.45)
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.4.1.46)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Christopher Williams, Aird & Berlis LLP (PW.New.4.1.47)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52694.pdf
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from David Gerofsky, First Gulf (PW.New.4.1.48)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52695.pdf
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Adele Armin (PW.New.4.1.49)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from John Quarterly (PW.New.4.1.50)

Communications (City Council)

(May 14, 2015) E-mail from Murray Lumley (CC.Main.PW4.1.51)
(May 15, 2015) E-mail from Randy Brown (CC.Main.PW4.1.52)
(May 15, 2015) E-mail from Randy Brown (CC.Main.PW4.1.53)
(May 16, 2015) E-mail from Joan York (CC.Main.PW4.1.54)
(May 17, 2015) E-mail from Jim Bondett (CC.Main.PW4.1.55)
(May 19, 2015) E-mail from Deborah Messal (CC.Main.PW4.1.56)
(May 20, 2015) E-mail from Sabina Sormova (CC.Main.PW4.1.57)
(May 20, 2015) E-mail from Adrian Cammaert, Chair, Congress for the New Urbanism, Ontario Chapter (CC.Main.PW4.1.58)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-52784.pdf
(May 21, 2015) E-mail from Anne Hume (CC.Main.PW4.1.59)
(May 21, 2015) E-mail from Randy Brown (CC.Main.PW4.1.60)
(May 24, 2015) E-mail from Reva Pomer (CC.Main.PW4.1.61)
(May 25, 2015) E-mail from Nan F. Cooper (CC.Main.PW4.1.62)
(May 25, 2015) E-mail from Professor Alan Barthel (CC.Main.PW4.1.63)
(May 25, 2015) E-mail from Hugh Cleland (CC.Main.PW4.1.64)
(May 25, 2015) E-mail from Carol Frilegh (CC.Main.PW4.1.65)
(May 25, 2015) E-mail from Carolyn Naftel (CC.Main.PW4.1.66)
(May 25, 2015) E-mail from Bella Pomer (CC.Main.PW4.1.67)
(May 25, 2015) E-mail from Avrum Jacobson (CC.Main.PW4.1.68)
(May 25, 2015) E-mail from Tom Hopkins (CC.Main.PW4.1.69)
(May 25, 2015) E-mail from Martin Aller-Stead (CC.Main.PW4.1.70)
(May 26, 2015) Letter from Janice Pomer (CC.Main.PW4.1.71)
(May 26, 2015) E-mail from Elizabeth MacCallum (CC.Main.PW4.1.72)
(May 27, 2015) E-mail from Larry Webb (CC.Main.PW4.1.73)
(May 27, 2015) E-mail from Santiago Kunzle (CC.Main.PW4.1.74)
(May 29, 2015) E-mail from Penelope Tyndale (CC.Main.PW4.1.75)
(May 29, 2015) E-mail from Carolyn Johnson (CC.Main.PW4.1.76)
(May 29, 2015) Letter from The Council for Canadian Urbanism (CC.Main.PW4.1.77)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-52959.pdf
(June 1, 2015) Submission from George Milbrandt, Chair, St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Business Improvement Area (CC.Main.PW4.1.78)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-52960.pdf
(June 1, 2015) E-mail from John Leeson (CC.Main.PW4.1.79)
(June 1, 2015) E-mail from Sam Tassone (CC.Main.PW4.1.80)
(June 1, 2015) E-mail from David S. Crawford (CC.Main.PW4.1.81)
(June 1, 2015) E-mail from Mary Helen Spence (CC.Main.PW4.1.82)
(June 1, 2015) E-mail from Anthony Samotus (CC.Main.PW4.1.83)
(June 1, 2015) E-mail from Jerry Hammack (CC.Main.PW4.1.84)
(June 1, 2015) E-mail from Kimberly Robinson (CC.Main.PW4.1.85)
(June 1, 2015) Letter from Stella Kargiannakis (CC.Main.PW4.1.86)
(June 2, 2015) E-mail from Patrick Dinnen (CC.Main.PW4.1.87)
(June 2, 2015) E-mail from Ian Waldron (CC.Main.PW4.1.88)
(June 2, 2015) E-mail from Alison McConnell (CC.Main.PW4.1.89)
(April 16, 2015) E-mail from Tuck Stone (CC.Supp.PW4.1.90)
(April 22, 2015) E-mail from Robin Riko and Daniel Irawan (CC.Supp.PW4.1.91)
(June 3, 2015) Letter from Jack Brannigan (CC.Supp.PW4.1.92)
(June 3, 2015) E-mail from Richard Longley (CC.Supp.PW4.1.93)
(June 4, 2015) Letter from Teresa Di Felice, Director, Government and Community Relations and Driver Training, Canadian Automobile Association South Central Ontario (CC.Supp.PW4.1.94)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53012.pdf
(June 4, 2015) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.Supp.PW4.1.95)
(June 4, 2015) E-mail from Nick Shcherban (CC.Supp.PW4.1.96)
(June 5, 2015) Letter from Leo DelZotto, Mitchell Cohen, Peter Politis, Sam Crignano, Jason Lester, Jane Gol, Michael Bardyn, Jeff Kerbel, Howard Cohen, David Jackson, Peter Takis, Les Mallins, Mazyar Mortazavi and Alfredo Romano (CC.Supp.PW4.1.97)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53015.pdf
(June 5, 2015) E-mail from Bahador Khani (CC.Supp.PW4.1.98)
(June 5, 2015) E-mail from Jackie Lively (CC.Supp.PW4.1.99)
(June 3, 2015) Letter from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.PW4.1.100)
(June 5, 2015) Letter from Janet Ecker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Financial Services Alliance (CC.Supp.PW4.1.101)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53019.pdf
(June 5, 2015) Letter from Colleen Musalem, Vice President Finance, Cana-Datum Moulds Ltd. (CC.Supp.PW4.1.102)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53020.pdf
(June 5, 2015) E-mail from Michele Cummings (CC.Supp.PW4.1.103)
(June 5, 2015) E-mail from Colin Wolfe (CC.Supp.PW4.1.104)
(June 5, 2015) E-mail from Frank A. Clayton (CC.Supp.PW4.1.105)
(June 5, 2015) E-mail from Mona Moreau (CC.Supp.PW4.1.106)
(June 8, 2015) E-mail from Julie Beddoes (CC.Supp.PW4.1.107)
(June 5, 2015) Letter from Sandra Iskandar, President, Corktown Residents and Business Association (CC.Supp.PW4.1.108)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53026.pdf
(June 6, 2015) Letter from Ed Hore, Co-Chair, York Quay Neighbourhood Association (CC.Supp.PW4.1.109)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53027.pdf
(June 7, 2015) E-mail from Corrie Galloway (CC.Supp.PW4.1.110)
(June 7, 2015) Submission from Cynthia Wilkey, Co-Chair, West Don Lands Committee (CC.Supp.PW4.1.111)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53029.pdf
(June 8, 2015) Letter from Paul Bedford, Stephen McLaughlin, Robert Millward and Gary Wright (CC.Supp.PW4.1.112)
(June 7, 2015) E-mail from Christine de Groot (CC.Supp.PW4.1.113)
(June 6, 2015) E-mail from Patricia Watt (CC.Supp.PW4.1.114)
(June 5, 2015) E-mail from Buna Nota (CC.Supp.PW4.1.115)
(June 6, 2015) E-mail from Randy Brown (CC.Supp.PW4.1.116)
(June 8, 2015) Submission from the following members of the Move the GTHA: CodeRedTO, David Suzuki Foundation, Evergreen CityWorks, Pembina Institute, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, Transport Action Ontario, Toronto Environmental Alliance and Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (CC.Supp.PW4.1.117)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53036.pdf
(June 8, 2015) E-mail from Jane Robinson (CC.Supp.PW4.1.118)
(June 8, 2015) E-mail from John Stillich (CC.Supp.PW4.1.119)
(June 8, 2015) E-mail from Michelle Treacy (CC.Supp.PW4.1.120)
(June 8, 2015) E-mail from Emma Mitchell (CC.Supp.PW4.1.121)
(May 11, 2015) Letter from Paul H. Martin, P. Eng., President, DEL Equipment Limited (CC.Supp.PW4.1.122)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53066.pdf
(June 9, 2015) E-mail from Davis and Rhonda Costas-Mirza (CC.Supp.PW4.1.123)
(June 9, 2015) E-mail from John Stillich (CC.Supp.PW4.1.124)
(June 9, 2015) E-mail from Sharon Yetman, Platform Technology Consultancy (CC.New.PW4.1.125)
(June 8, 2015) E-mail from Breck McFarlance (CC.New.PW4.1.126)
(June 9, 2015) Letter from Grant Humes, Executive Director, Toronto Financial District Business Improvement Area (CC.New.PW4.1.127)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53083.pdf
(June 9, 2015) E-mail from Jean-Pierre Boutros (CC.New.PW4.1.128)
(June 9, 2015) E-mail from James Muir (CC.New.PW4.1.129)
(June 5, 2015) Letter from Bruce Kuwabara, Betsy Williamson, Brigitte Shim, Claude Cormier, Donald Schmitt, George Baird, Jane Wolff, Pat Hanson and Paul Bedford (CC.New.PW4.1.130)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53096.pdf
(May 29, 2015) Letter from Toon Dreessen, President, Ontario Association of Architects (CC.New.PW4.1.131)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53093.pdf
(June 9, 2015) Letter from Hillary Holden (CC.New.PW4.1.132)
(June 8, 2015) Letter from Richard M. Sommer, Dean, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, John H. Daniels Faculity of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto (CC.New.PW4.1.133)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53097.pdf
(June 9, 2015) E-mail from Colin Randall-Smith (CC.New.PW4.1.134)
(June 9, 2015) Letter from Walk Toronto Steering Committee, submitted by Judith Kidd (CC.New.PW4.1.135)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53099.pdf
(June 10, 2015) E-mail from Bruna Nota (CC.New.PW4.1.136)
(June 9, 2015) E-mail from George Milbrandt (CC.New.PW4.1.137)
(June 10, 2015) Letter from Richard Longley (CC.New.PW4.1.138)
(June 9, 2015) Petition from Brandon Donnelly and Stephen Job containing the names of approximately 3,135 persons (CC.New.PW4.1.139)
(June 10, 2015) E-mail from Mark Seasons, Professor, School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo (CC.New.PW4.1.140)
(June 10, 2015) Letter from Andrew Judge, President, The Toronto Industry Newtwork (CC.New.PW4.1.141)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53143.pdf
(June 10, 2015) E-mail from John Stillich (CC.New.PW4.1.142)
(June 10, 2015) Submission from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, York West, Ward 7 - June 10, 2015 Media Release (CC.New.PW4.1.143)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53147.pdf
(April 20, 2015) E-mail from H. Peter Epstein (CC.New.PW4.1.144)
(June 10, 2015) E-mail from Karl Haab (CC.New.PW4.1.145)
(June 10, 2015) E-mail from Peter Clarke (CC.New.PW4.1.146)
(June 10, 2015) Submission from Councillor Michelle Berardinetti, Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest - Toronto Star Article (CC.New.PW4.1.147)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53127.pdf
(June 8, 2015) Submission from Murtaza Haider, submitted by Councillor Norman Kelly, Ward 40, Scarborough-Agincourt (CC.New.PW4.1.148)
(June 10, 2015) E-mail from Briar and Jon Riddell (CC.New.PW4.1.149)
(June 11, 2015) E-mail from Richard Longley (CC.New.PW4.1.150)
(June 11, 2015) E-mail from Grant Barrett (CC.New.PW4.1.151)
(June 11, 2015) Submission from Councillor Sarah Doucette, Ward 13, Parkdale-High Park - Health Impact Assessment Summary (CC.New.PW4.1.152)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53471.pdf
(June 10, 2015) Petition from Councillor Pam McConnell, Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)
(June 11, 2015) Submission from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Ward 7, York West, attached to motion 10b (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-53580.pdf

Motions (City Council)

a - Report of Committee of the Whole

June 10, 2015 at 12:25 p.m. - Speaker Nunziata advised that City Council had not yet completed its closed session consideration of Item PW4.1 headed "Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard East Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment (EA) and Integrated Urban Design Study - Updated Evaluation of Alternatives".  Council would resume closed session consideration after the lunch break.


b - Report of Committee of the Whole

June 10, 2015 at 3:08 p.m. - Speaker Nunziata advised that City Council had completed its closed session consideration of Item PW4.1 headed "Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard East Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment (EA) and Integrated Urban Design Study - Updated Evaluation of Alternatives ".  No motions were made in closed session.

 

City Council would now proceed to questions.


1a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Lost)

That City Council delete the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommendations and instead adopt the following:

 

1.  City Council maintain the elevated Gardiner Expressway east of Jarvis Street in its existing configuration.

 

2.  City Council authorize staff to cancel the Environmental Assessment.

 

3.  City Council direct staff to proceed with the rehabilitation of the Gardiner Expressway east of Jarvis Street.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-11-2015 4:10 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PW4.1 - Tory - motion 1a
Total members that voted Yes: 1 Members that voted Yes are Rob Ford
Total members that voted No: 44 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

1b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Lost)

If motion a fails:

 

That:

 

1. City Council's preferred alternative for the Gardiner East Environmental Assessment is "Removal", on the basis of greater emphasis on the Environmental Assessment urban design, environment and economics study lenses, composed of:

 

• Removal of 1.7 kilometres of elevated expressway east of Jarvis Street and replacement with an at-grade eight-lane tree-lined Lake Shore Boulevard;

 

• Realignment of Lake Shore Boulevard from Cherry Street to Don River;

 

• Removal of about 750 metres (eastbound lanes) and 850 metres (westbound lanes) of the existing Gardiner on/off ramps west of Logan Avenue;

 

• Removal of all road infrastructure along Keating Channel;

 

• Construction of a new Lake Shore-Don Valley Parkway ramp connection;

 

• Construction of new three-lane on/off ramps at Jarvis Street; and

 

• Construction of a new multi-use pathway, as well as pedestrian and intersection improvements.

 

Amended by motions 7a and 8a.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-11-2015 4:13 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PW4.1 - Tory - motion 1b - as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 26 Members that voted No are Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

1c - Motion to Amend Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Amended)

If motions a and b fail:

 

That:

 

1.  City Council's preferred alternative for the Gardiner East Environmental Assessment is "Hybrid", on the basis of greater emphasis on the Environmental Assessment transportation and infrastructure study lens, and as it retains continuous expressway linkage to the Don Valley Parkway, as well as:

 

• Re-decking of the existing elevated expressway east of Jarvis Street;

 

• Re-decking of existing Gardiner-Don Valley Parkway ramps;

 

• Removal of about 750 metres (eastbound lanes) and 850 metres (westbound lanes) of the existing Gardiner on/off ramps west of Logan Avenue;

 

• Addition of two new ramps (two lanes each) in the Keating precinct:

 

- about 470 metres of new westbound on-ramp; and

 

- about 425 metres of new eastbound off-ramp;

 

• Realignment of Lake Shore Boulevard from Cherry Street to Don River; and

 

• Construction of a new multi-use pathway, as well as some pedestrian and intersection improvements.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Manager to report back to the next Public Works and Infrastructure Commitee on various options for the hybrid alignment of the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway East, to maximize the development potential of the area including the original First Gulf proposal.  The various options would assess the following implications:

 

a.  Degree of turns;

 

b.  Speed of vehicles on turning point;

 

c.  All associated costs;

 

d.  Construction feasibility; and

 

e.  Impact on development potential in the area.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Manager to report back to the next Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the feasibility of a tunnelling option for the Gardiner, taking into account cost implications and technical capabilities.

 

Amended by motions 2b, 8b, 9, 10a and 13.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-11-2015 4:18 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Tory - motion 1c - Part 1 - as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 21 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-11-2015 4:19 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Tory - motion 1c - Part 2 as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 17 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-11-2015 4:20 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - motion 1c - Part 3 as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 17 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Point of Order by Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Perks, rising on a Point of Order, asked the Speaker to rule on whether motion 1c was in order. Councillor Perks stated that Part 1 of the motion says Council's preferred option should be the hybrid option and Part 3 of the motion asks the City Manager to report on the tunnelling option, and Council can't give contradictory advice.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata (Upheld)
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and rule that the three motions before Council are in order and Council has three options.
Challenged by Councillor Gord Perks


Point of Order by Councillor Janet Davis

Councillor Davis, rising on a Point of Order, asked the Speaker to rule on whether Part 2 of motion 1c was properly before Council as Part 2 is contrary to Part 1 of the motion.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that she had already made a ruling on this matter and her ruling was upheld.


2a - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Lost)

 That City Council refer the item back to the Acting City Manager to report to the September 30 and October 1, 2015 City Council meeting, through the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, on the feasibility of a tunnel to replace the elevated portion of the Gardiner Expressway, such report to include funding options on public and private partnerships as well as City of Toronto highway road pricing (tolling).

 

Amended by motions 3 and 4.

Vote (Refer Item) Jun-10-2015 7:31 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PW4.1 - Karygiannis - motion 2a as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 15 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 29 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Rob Ford

2b - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That Recommendation 3 of motion 1c by Mayor Tory be amended by adding the words "such report to include funding options on public and private partnerships as well as City of Toronto highway road pricing (tolling) to fund the elevated portions of the Gardiner Expressway" so that Recommendation 3 now reads:

 

3. City Council direct the City Manager to report back to the next Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the feasibility of a tunnelling option for the Gardiner, taking into account cost implications and technical capabilities; such report to include funding options on public and private partnerships as well as City of Toronto highway road pricing (tolling) to fund the Gardiner Expressway.

Vote (Amend Motion) Jun-11-2015 4:14 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Karygiannis - motion 2b
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 17 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Pam McConnell (Carried)

That motion 2a by Councillor Karygiannis be amended by adding the words "and to include a report on acceleration and costing of the Congestion Management Plan for the entire city and analysis of how its implementation would reduce travel times under the Remove and Hybrid options" so that the motion would now read:

 

That City Council refer the item back to the Acting City Manager to report to the September 30 and October 1, 2015 City Council meeting, through the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, on the feasibility of a tunnel to replace the elevated portion of the Gardiner Expressway, such report to include funding options on public and private partnerships as well as City of Toronto highway road pricing (tolling) and to include a report on acceleration and costing of the Congestion Management Plan for the entire city and analysis of how its implementation would reduce travel times under the Remove and Hybrid options.

Vote (Amend Motion) Jun-10-2015 7:29 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - McConnell - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 19 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Rob Ford

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

That motion 2a by Councillor Karygiannis be amended by adding the following words "as well as further analysis of the feasibility of the Hybrid option as originally proposed including moving the elevated expressway alignment closer to the railway", so that it now reads as follows:

 

That City Council refer the item back to the Acting City Manager to report to the September 30 and October 1, 2015 City Council meeting, through the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, on the feasibility of a tunnel to replace the elevated portion of the Gardiner Expressway, such report to include funding options on public and private partnerships as well as City of Toronto highway road pricing (tolling) as well as further analysis of the feasibility of the Hybrid option as originally proposed including moving the elevated expressway alignment closer to the railway.

Vote (Amend Motion) Jun-10-2015 7:29 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Fletcher - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 18 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Rob Ford

5 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Lost)

That motion 2a by Councillor Karygiannis be amended by adding the following words "and direct the City Manager to include proposed weighting of the Environmental Assessment (EA) criteria in his report", so that it now reads as follows:

 

That City Council refer the item back to the Acting City Manager to report to the September 30 and October 1, 2015 City Council meeting, through the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, on the feasibility of a tunnel to replace the elevated portion of the Gardiner Expressway, such report to include funding options on public and private partnerships as well as City of Toronto highway road pricing (tolling) and direct the City Manager to include proposed weighting of the Environmental Assessment (EA) criteria in his report.

Vote (Amend Motion) Jun-10-2015 7:30 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PW4.1 - Perks - motion 5
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 23 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Rob Ford

6 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Amended)

That City Council request the City Manager to report back to City Council on a process to request the Province of Ontario to designate the Gardiner Expressway a King's Highway; such report to include but not be limited to:

 

a.  the steps required to complete this process under the Ontario Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act including an assumption plan;

 

b.  the business case for the Province controlling the Gardiner Expressway due to the use of the expressway by residents predominantly from outside of Toronto;

 

c.  the need to create an intergovernmental working group to advise and assist throughout the process;

 

d.  regulatory conditions including maintaining connectivity of the ring road via the Don Valley Parkway and its connections to Highway 401 and Highway 404; and

 

e.  case studies of Ontario and/or Canadian municipalities uploading existing large infrastructure to the Province. 

 

Amended by motions 8c and 10d.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-11-2015 4:23 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Pasternak - motion 6 as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 15 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, John Filion, Rob Ford, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

7a - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Pam McConnell (Carried)

That motion 1b by Mayor Tory be amended by adding the following new recommendation:

 

2.  That City Council direct the City Manager to report back to the next Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on acceleration and costing of the Congestion Management Plan for the entire city and analysis of how its implementation would reduce travel times under the Remove option.

Vote (Amend Motion) Jun-11-2015 4:11 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - McConnell - motion 7a
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 21 Members that voted No are Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

7b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Pam McConnell (Carried)

That City Council adopt the recommendation contained in the supplementary report (June 1, 2015) from the Acting City Manager and the City Solicitor [PW4.1b]:

 

1. City Council consider the confidential Attachment 2 to this report for information, and that Attachment 2 remain confidential.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-11-2015 4:23 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - McConnell - motion 7b
Total members that voted Yes: 45 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

8a - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Josh Colle (Carried)

That motion 1b by Mayor Tory be amended by adding the following new recommendation:

 

New Recommendation:

  

2.  City Council direct the City Manager to report to the October 20, 2015 Executive Committee meeting on acceleration and costing of the East Bayfront LRT and analysis of how its implementation would reduce travel times under the "Removal" option.

Vote (Amend Motion) Jun-11-2015 4:12 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Colle - motion 8a
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

8b - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Josh Colle (Carried)

That motion 1c by Mayor Tory be amended by adding the following new recommendation:

 

New Recommendation:

 

4. City Council direct the City Manager to report to the October 20, 2015 Executive Committee meeting on acceleration and costing of the East Bayfront LRT and analysis of how its implementation would reduce travel times under the "Hybrid" option.

Vote (Amend Motion) Jun-11-2015 4:15 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Colle - motion 8b
Total members that voted Yes: 43 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Rob Ford, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

8c - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Josh Colle (Carried)

That motion 6 by Councillor Pasternak be amended by adding a new part f. so that the motion would now read:

 

That City Council request the City Manager to report back to City Council on a process to request the Province of Ontario to designate the Gardiner Expressway a King's Highway; such report to include but not be limited to:

 

a. the steps required to complete this process under the Ontario Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act including an assumption plan;

 

b. the business case for the Province controlling the Gardiner Expressway due to the use of the expressway by residents predominantly from outside of Toronto;

 

c. the need to create an intergovernmental working group to advise and assist throughout the process;

 

d. regulatory conditions including maintaining connectivity of the ring road via the Don Valley Parkway and its connections to Highway 401 and Highway 404;

 

e. case studies of Ontario and/or Canadian municipalities uploading existing large infrastructure to the Province; and

 

f.  the feasibility of a sale or long-term lease of the Gardiner Expressway.

Vote (Amend Motion) Jun-11-2015 4:21 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Colle - motion 8c
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

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

That Recommendation 3 of motion 1c by Mayor Tory be amended by deleting the words "next" and inserting the words "September 22, 2015 meeting of the", so that it now reads as follows:

 

3. City Council direct the City Manager to report back to the September 22, 2015 meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the feasibility of a tunnelling option for the Gardiner, taking into account cost implications and technical capabilities.

Vote (Amend Motion) Jun-11-2015 4:16 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Palacio - motion 9
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

10a - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

That Recommendation 3 of motion 1c by Mayor Tory be amended by adding the words "such report also to include options with no cost to the taxpayer", so that it now reads as follows:

 

3. City Council direct the City Manager to report back to the next Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the feasibility of a tunnelling option for the Gardiner, taking into account cost implications and technical capabilities, such report also to include options with no cost to the taxpayer.

Vote (Amend Motion) Jun-11-2015 4:16 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Mammoliti - motion 10a
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

10b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

That City Council refer the package attached to this Motion to the City Manager for consideration in any future discussion of options for the remaining portion of the Gardiner Expressway.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-11-2015 4:24 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Mammoliti - motion 10b
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 18 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

10c - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

That City Council direct that a copy of Council's decision on this Item be forwarded to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities with a request for their assistance in advocating for transportation funding for municipalities.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-11-2015 4:25 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Mammoliti - motion 10c
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 15 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

10d - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

That motion 6 by Councillor Pasternak be amended by adding the words "whether tunnelled or elevated" after the word "Highway" so that it now reads as follows:

 

That City Council request the City Manager to report back to City Council on a process to request the Province of Ontario to designate the Gardiner Expressway a King's Highway, whether tunnelled or elevated; such report to include but not be limited to:

 

a.  the steps required to complete this process under the Ontario Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act including an assumption plan;


b.  the business case for the Province controlling the Gardiner Expressway due to the use of the expressway by residents predominantly from outside of Toronto;


c.  the need to create an intergovernmental working group to advise and assist throughout the process;


d.  regulatory conditions including maintaining connectivity of the ring road via the Don Valley Parkway and its connections to Highway 401 and Highway 404; and


e.  case studies of Ontario and/or Canadian municipalities uploading existing large infrastructure to the Province.

Vote (Amend Motion) Jun-11-2015 4:21 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Mammoliti - motion 10d
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 18 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

11 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager to report to the September 21, 2015 meeting of the Executive Committee on the feasibility of City of Toronto highway road pricing (tolling) for the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway, for non-residents of the City, with the resulting revenues to be directed to the Toronto Transit Expansion Reserve Fund.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-11-2015 4:26 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Shiner - motion 11
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Rob Ford, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

12 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Campbell (Carried)

That:

 

1.   City Council direct the City Manager to report to the September 21, 2015 meeting of the Executive Committee on various options for City of Toronto highway road pricing (tolling) for the Gardiner Expressway, including linkage to the Don Valley Parkway, for the purpose of offsetting capital, operating and maintenance cost for these highways and other Transportation needs, and such report to include:

 

a. the following options and associated projected revenues:

 

1. flat rate fees;

2. fees by distance;

3. fee cost allocation reduced by number of passengers;

4. fee cost reduced by frequency or monthly pass concept; and

5. a five (5) and ten (10) year sunset clause,

 

b. information on the number of vehicles per day including:

 

1. number and type of trucks and commercial vehicles per day;

2. estimated number of cars and truck originating:

a. from within Toronto City limits; and

b. from outside Toronto,

 

c. information on various technological options such as electronic scanning of plates, transponders and number of passengers; and

 

d. current and projected operating and capital costs.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-11-2015 4:27 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Campbell - motion 12
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

13 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

That motion 1c by Mayor Tory be amended as follows:

 

Recommendation 1:

 

a. by deleting the words "Addition of two" and the words "(two lanes each)" and inserting "Configuration of" in the fourth bullet point of Recommendation 1 so that it now reads as follows:

 

"- Configuration of new ramps in the Keating precinct;"

 

Recommendation 2:

 

b. by:

 

- deleting the phrase "to maximize the development potential of the area including the original First Gulf proposal" and

 

- inserting the word "design"

 

so that it now reads:

 

"2. City Council direct the City Manager to report back to the next Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on various design options for the hybrid alignment of the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway East.  The various options would assess the following implications:

 

a. Degree of turns;

b. Speed of vehicles on turning point;

c. All associated costs;

d. Construction feasibility; and

e. Impact on development potential in the area."

Vote (Amend Motion) Jun-11-2015 4:17 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Robinson - motion 13
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 9 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-11-2015 4:28 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 19 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Raymond Cho (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote to adopt the item as amended.

Vote (Reconsider Vote) Jun-11-2015 4:33 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - PW4.1 - Cho - Reconsider the vote on item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-11-2015 4:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW4.1 - Adopt the item as amended REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 21 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Point of Order by Councillor Norman Kelly

Councillor Kelly, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Professor Murtaza Haider from Ryerson University would be available in the Members Lounge if Members have questions.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Perks, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that his privilege as a Member was abrogated as the Members Lounge is for Members only and not for bringing people in to lobby for a particular point of view on an issue.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Points of Order and Privilege. Speaker Nunziata ruled that the individual should not be in the Members Lounge and that Councillor Kelly had been advised by staff that it was not appropriate.


Point of Order by Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Perks, rising on a Point of Order, stated that City Council should recess to permit circulation of Mayor Tory's motions before Members ask questions of the Mayor.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Council would take a brief recess to permit circulation of the motions.


Point of Order by Councillor John Campbell

Councillor Campbell, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Councillor Robinson's questions of the Mayor are not a clarification of his motions.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that when the Mayor speaks he can be questioned on the entire matter.


Point of Order by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he needed clarification on the extension of speaking time for local Councillors.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and stated the rule that the local Councillor gets an additional two minutes to speak with the consent of Council.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Karygiannis must ask questions on clarification of Councillor Colle's motions.


Point of Order by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong

Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Councillor Pasternak's questions were not in order.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata, accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Councillor Pasternak should ask questions on Councillor Colle's motions.


Point of Privilege by Councillor David Shiner

Councillor Shiner, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Councillor Carroll, at the end of asking questions, tends to make statements and/or comments, then apologizes, but Councillor Shiner does not believe the Councillor is sorry. Councillor Shiner stated that if a Member wants to express opinions on his motion, they can do so by putting their name down to speak on the Item.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Carroll, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Councillor Shiner's remarks about whether she is sincere or not when apologizing is disrespectful. Councillor Carroll further stated that when she did apologize, she meant it.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Carroll, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Councillor Mammoliti is making remarks about her tweets.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Points of Privilege, asked Members to move on with the debate and asked Councillor Mammoliti to apologize for his remarks.


Point of Order by Councillor Janet Davis

Councillor Davis, rising on a Point of Order, stated that she needed clarification on whether Committee Recommendation 5 should be deleted as a result of Council's decision on this item.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and asked the Acting City Manager to respond.

The Acting City Manager advised Council that Recommendation 5 delegates to the City Manager authority to submit the Environmental Assessment. Council has also given direction to come back so staff will not be submitting the Environmental Assessment until they have reported back as directed by Council.


Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Council consent to a two minute extension of Councillor Fletcher's speaking time.


Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Council consent to a two minute extension of Councillor McMahon's speaking time.

PW4.1 - Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard East Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment (EA) and Integrated Urban Design Study - Updated Evaluation of Alternatives

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 30 - Toronto-Danforth

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council make a decision on a preferred Gardiner East Environmental Assessment (EA) alternative – either:

 

a.  Remove, on the basis of greater emphasis on the Environmental Assessment (EA) urban design, environment and economics study lenses.

 

The Remove alternative, optimized, comprises:

 

• Removal of 1.7 kilometres of elevated expressway east of Jarvis Street and replacement with an at-grade eight-lane tree-lined Lake Shore Blvd;

• Realignment of Lake Shore Blvd. from Cherry Street to Don River;

• Removal of about 750 metres (eastbound lanes) and 850 metres (westbound lanes) of the existing Gardiner on/off ramps west of Logan Avenue;

• Removal of all road infrastructure along Keating Channel;

• Construction of a new Lake Shore-Don Valley Parkway ramp connection;

• Construction of new three-lane on/off ramps at Jarvis Street; and

• Construction of a new multi-use pathway, as well as pedestrian and intersection improvements.

 

or

 

b.  Hybrid, on the basis of greater emphasis on the Environmental Assessment (EA) transportation and infrastructure study lens.

 

The Hybrid alternative retains continuous expressway linkage to the DVP as well as:

 

• Re-decking of the existing elevated expressway east of Jarvis Street;

• Re-decking of existing Gardiner-Don Valley Parkway ramps;

• Removal of about 750 m (eastbound lanes) and 850 m (westbound lanes) of the existing Gardiner on/off ramps west of Logan Avenue;

• Addition of two new ramps (two lanes each) in the Keating precinct:

- about 470 metres of new westbound on-ramp; and

- about 425 metres of new eastbound off-ramp;

• Realignment of Lake Shore Blvd. from Cherry Street to Don River; and

• Construction of a new multi-use pathway, as well as some pedestrian and intersection improvements.

 

2. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning to report to Toronto and East York Community Council after Gardiner East Environmental Assessment (EA) approval by the Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change on a review of the Keating Channel Precinct Plan as it relates to lands east of Cherry Street, in partnership with Waterfront Toronto.

 

3. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report back to Executive Committee on incorporating the preferred alternative into the Strategic Plan for the Rehabilitation of the F.G. Gardiner Expressway, including a preferred procurement delivery option, project delivery schedule, multi-year cash flow requirements and financing strategy.

 

4. City Council authorize staff to develop and evaluate alternative design concepts of the Gardiner East Environmental Assessment (EA) preferred solution, including the further investigation of options to mitigate negative impacts and all required public consultation.

 

5. City Council authorize staff to complete the Gardiner East Environmental Assessment (EA) and submit the final Environmental Assessment (EA) report to the Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.

 

6. Subject to Council approval of a preferred Gardiner East Environmental Assessment (EA) alternative, City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the appropriate officials to report as part of the 2016 Budget process on implementation funding for the preferred Environmental Assessment (EA) solution in conjunction with the completion of the preferred design and the resulting refined capital cost estimates.

 

7. City Council direct that the approved 2015 Capital Budget for the Waterfront Revitalization Initiative be adjusted to reflect an increase in project costs of $780,000 allowing for the completion of the Gardiner Environmental Assessment (EA), that will be accommodated within the Transportation Initiatives sub-project in 2015, resulting in a $0 net change to the 2015 Capital Budget.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee requested the Acting City Manager to report directly to City Council on:

 

1.  additional strategies to enhance the Hybrid option, such as:

 

a.  the location and/or necessity of expressway on/off ramps east of Jarvis Street; 

 

b.  opportunities to enhance the areas underneath and beside the elevated expressway and on/off ramps; and,

 

c.  opportunities to improve the streetscape of Lake Shore Boulevard, including opportunities to improve pedestrian safety.

 

2.  additional strategies to mitigate the congestion impacts of the Remove alternative, including:

 

a.  additional travel lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard; 

 

b.  pedestrian overpasses at key intersections on Lake Shore Boulevard; and,

 

c.  any other opportunities to reduce vehicle travel times.

Origin

(May 6, 2015) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B

Summary

This report seeks a Council decision related to the preferred alternative for the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard East Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment (EA) and Integrated Urban Design Study (Gardiner East EA). The Gardiner East EA study area is a 2.4-kilometre segment of the elevated expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard, from approximately Lower Jarvis Street to Logan Avenue.

 

A decision on the Gardiner East EA is urgent. The elevated Gardiner structure was constructed in sections between 1955 and 1966. The deck and concrete barriers are in poor condition and considered to be at the end of their service life. Since 2012, incidents of falling concrete have occurred along the corridor, including the area east of Jarvis Street. In advance of Council’s 2013 decision to reallocate funding for the Gardiner East EA, a phased approach had been planned for the replacement of the deck and parapet (concrete barrier) walls from Jarvis Street to the Don Roadway for the period 2013 to 2018. Recognizing that work to implement a preferred EA option would not likely commence until 2020, Council authorized a series of interim repairs to make the structure safe and extend its service life to 2020. These repairs consisted of: temporary timber bracing under the deck; localized concrete deck repairs; and repair and replacement of severely deteriorated parapet walls. An estimated $9 million has already been spent on emergency and interim repairs for this section of the Gardiner, and an additional estimated $5 million will be required to complete the interim repairs.

 

Given the current condition of the Gardiner East, a final decision on the Gardiner East EA is now imperative, particularly given that the interim repairs were only intended to extend the service life to 2020, and considering the timelines required to complete the Environmental Assessment process, including approval from the Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), undertake the engineering design, prepare construction tender documents and procure the necessary construction contractor(s).

 

Further, given Council support of the accelerated approach for the implementation of the Strategic Rehabilitation Plan for the Gardiner Expressway, there is tremendous value in including the preferred Gardiner East EA alternative solution within the scope of work for the implementation of the Plan. There are efficiencies of scale which can be expected to decrease overall costs and, as presented in the Plan, if undertaken as one large construction project across the at-grade and elevated sections combined, should result in significant traffic impact reductions during construction.

 

This report presents "Remove" and "Hybrid" as two viable EA alternatives for Council consideration. Maintain remains the EA base case.

 

Figure 1 – Don River and Keating Channel Looking West under Existing Conditions, Remove and Hybrid

 

Please see the Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B in the Background Attachments below to view "Figure 1 - Don River and Keating Channel Looking West under Existing Conditions, Remove and Hybrid".

 

The Remove alternative, optimized, comprises:

 

-  Removal of 1.7 kilometres of elevated expressway east of Jarvis Street and replacement with an at-grade eight-lane tree-lined Lake Shore Blvd;

-  Realignment of Lake Shore Blvd. from Cherry Street to Don River;

-  Removal of about 750 metres (eastbound lanes) and 850 metres (westbound lanes) of the existing Gardiner on/off ramps west of Logan Avenue;

-  Removal of all road infrastructure along Keating Channel;

-  Construction of a new Lake Shore-Don Valley Parkway ramp connection;

-  Construction of new three-lane on/off ramps at Jarvis Street; and

-  Construction of a new multi-use pathway, as well as pedestrian and intersection improvements.

 

The Hybrid alternative retains continuous expressway linkage to the DVP as well as:

 

-  Re-decking of the existing elevated expressway east of Jarvis Street;

-  Re-decking of existing Gardiner-Don Valley Parkway ramps;

-  Removal of about 750 m (eastbound lanes) and 850 m (westbound lanes) of the existing Gardiner on/off ramps west of Logan Avenue;

-  Addition of two new ramps (two lanes each) in the Keating precinct:

 

-  about 470 metres of new westbound on-ramp; and

-  about 425 metres of new eastbound off-ramp;

 

-  Realignment of Lake Shore Blvd. from Cherry Street to Don River; and

-  Construction of a new multi-use pathway, as well as some pedestrian and intersection improvements.

 

There are key differences in the benefits related to the two alternatives:

 

-  Remove would feature significantly lower lifecycle costs, higher forecasted revenues from public land sales and lower greenhouse gas emissions. It would create an animated Lake Shore Boulevard, additional public realm space and amenities, as well as new linkage to the DVP and better connections to the waterfront; and

 

-  Hybrid would retain a continuous expressway linkage between the Gardiner and the DVP. It would have lower auto and goods movement travel times, and result in less construction disruption.

 

Both alternatives would facilitate the significant opportunity for a secondary office market presented by the First Gulf site, as well as the potential of other developments proposed for the Port Lands and South of Eastern area. In addition, both alternatives would complement the flood protection and sediment management components of the Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection project. For these reasons, the Remove and Hybrid options are preferred over Maintain.

 

In a February 21, 2014 staff report, City staff recommended Remove as the preferred Gardiner East EA alternative. Staff's recommendation was based on assessing the alternatives against 16 unweighted criteria groups that summarized approximately 60 criteria measures. Each alternative was compared against the measures, then against each other, until a preferred alternative – Remove – emerged as the best option for meeting the EA study goals and objectives.

 

The Remove alternative remains a strong and viable option. The design has been "optimized" to address traffic congestion concerns by adjusting proposed traffic signal phasing and coordination, as well as modifying Lake Shore Boulevard intersection configurations by the addition of turning lanes and elimination of some turning restrictions. Transportation modelling demonstrates that the optimized Remove alternative would involve morning peak hour travel time increases of three-to-five minutes (for the modelled Origin-Destination pairs) instead of the previously presented five-to-10 minutes. The Remove alternative performs better than Hybrid in a number of EA study criteria groups, including several related to urban design, environment and economics.

 

On March 4, 2014, the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee directed staff to work with Waterfront Toronto to develop and evaluate an additional option (now known as Hybrid) that preserves expressway linkage and functionality between the Gardiner and the DVP.

 

Like Remove, the Hybrid alternative has emerged as a strong and viable option. Hybrid has evolved from what was originally proposed in March of 2014 because the original concept was not deemed viable when taking into account geometric, operational and safety criteria and standards, as well as existing and planned initiatives (discussed in Section 3.2). The alternative performs better than Remove in relation to a number of EA study criteria groups, including auto travel times, goods movement and construction impact. Hybrid performs as well as Remove in terms of cycling and transit, social and health impact, and global economic competitiveness impact. Hybrid delivers some benefits related to public realm, planning and built form east of the Don River. However, it also consumes land in the Keating Precinct slated for mixed-use development.

 

Fundamentally, the Gardiner East EA decision comes down to addressing two very important priorities: traffic congestion and city building. The Hybrid alternative is preferred on the basis of the EA Transportation and Infrastructure study lens while the Remove is preferred on the basis of the Urban Design, Environment and Economics study lenses. The EA process involved consultation with public participants on the relative importance of the study criteria groups, however, feedback was strongly divided. City Council will need to make a decision based on the advantages and disadvantages of the alternatives. This report presents two viable EA alternatives for Council consideration. The EA study findings provide the rationale for each of the two options, Remove and Hybrid, from which Committee and Council will make a decision.

 

Should City Council not be able to make a decision on a preferred Gardiner East EA alternative, staff should be directed to cancel the EA and proceed with the rehabilitation of the existing structure due to its rapidly deteriorating condition. This would have the effect of returning to the EA base case, the Maintain option, which precludes many of the benefits associated with the Remove and Hybrid options. Rehabilitation of the Gardiner East Deck could be incorporated into the implementation of the Strategic Plan for the Rehabilitation of the F.G. Gardiner Expressway, now underway, as a state-of-good-repair undertaking.

 

If either Remove or Hybrid are endorsed by Council, the preferred alternative would be designed and assessed through the "alternative designs" stage of the EA process. Staff would complete this stage using a compressed schedule given the associated urgency. This stage would evaluate public realm and functional/traffic design options, and would result in a more detailed construction implementation plan. In addition, the phase would further investigate and refine mitigation opportunities related to the preferred alternative, for example, opportunities to use corridor design, intelligent transportation systems and other best practices to reduce user impacts. The process would include opportunities for public and stakeholder consultation. At the conclusion of this phase, anticipated for early 2016, an EA study report would be finalized and submitted to the MOECC for an approval decision.

 

An estimate of schedule, assuming conventional implementation and seven months of MOECC review, is:

 

-  Complete EA (alternative designs): by end of 2015;

-  Submit EA: by winter 2016;

-  EA approval decision by MOECC: by end of 2016;

-  Detailed design: by early 2018;

-  Tendering: by end of 2018; and

-  Start of implementation: 2019.

 

The 2015 to 2024 approved Capital Budget and Plan for Transportation Services, coupled with previously planned funding in the year 2025, totals a $232 million budget for rehabilitation of the Gardiner East deck. In addition, there is potential Development Charge funding of $32 million for projects included in both the Remove and Hybrid alternatives that are also captured in the City Wide Development Charge By-law. Further, additional potential offsets include approved funding for program management and accelerated deck replacement budgets related to the Strategic Plan for the Rehabilitation of the F.G. Gardiner Expressway, and rehabilitation budgets for major roads and bridges. These items are dealt with comprehensively in the Financial Impacts section which follows. Staff can report on funding for the implementation of whichever option is selected through the 2016 Budget process.

 

Both the Remove and Hybrid options would require review and revision of the Keating Channel Precinct Plan as it relates to lands east of Cherry Street. In July 2010, Council deferred approval of the Keating Channel Precinct Plan and the Keating Channel Class EA Environmental Study Report as they relate to lands east of Cherry Street until the Gardiner East EA was further advanced. Upon submission of the Gardiner EA to the MOECC for an approval decision, the City Planning Division will review the Keating Channel Precinct Plan, in partnership with Waterfront Toronto.

 

Implementation of either Remove or Hybrid as the preferred EA alternative can be accommodated in the Strategic Plan for the Rehabilitation of the F.G. Gardiner Expressway. It is recommended that staff report back to the Executive Committee on incorporating the preferred alternative into the Strategic Plan for implementation.

 

The approved budget for the Gardiner East EA included in the Waterfront Revitalization Initiative Transportation Initiatives Capital Project is approximately $7.7 million. Funds earmarked for the EA alternative designs stage have been spent on work completed in the last 12 months, including optimization of the Remove alternative and development of the Hybrid alternative. Thus, additional funding of $780,000 is required to complete the EA.

 

Information about the Gardiner East EA, including summaries related to public consultation, can be found on the project web site at www.gardinereast.ca.

Background Information

(May 6, 2015) Report and Appendix 1 from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, on the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard East Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment (EA) and Integrated Urban Design Study - Updated Evaluation of Alternatives
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-79902.pdf
Appendix 2 - Gardiner East Environmental Assessment, Round Four Consultation Report from Lura Consulting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-79866.pdf
Appendix 3 & 3A-3D - Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard East Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment and Urban Design Study - Alternative Solutions Evaluation Interim Report Addendum from Dillon Consulting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-79867.pdf
(May 13, 2015) Presentation from the Acting City Manager - Gardiner East EA & Integrated Urban Design Study
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-80083.pdf

Communications

(April 16, 2015) E-mail from J. Muir (PW.Main.4.1.1)
(April 15, 2015) E-mail from Tucker Stone (PW.Main.4.1.2)
(April 20, 2015) E-mail from Peter Epstein (PW.Main.4.1.3)
(April 22, 2015) E-mail from Robin Riko (PW.Main.4.1.4)
(May 5, 2015) E-mail from Ronny Yaron (PW.Main.4.1.5)
(May 5, 2015) E-mail from Bob Kirk (PW.Main.4.1.6)
(May 5, 2015) E-mail from Sarah Hunt (PW.Main.4.1.7)
(May 6, 2015) E-mail from Ken Greenberg and Paul Bedford (PW.Main.4.1.8)
(May 6, 2015) E-mail from Laura Bowman (PW.Main.4.1.9)
(May 7, 2015) E-mail from Jack Brannigan (PW.New.4.1.10)
(May 8, 2015) E-mail from Jon Robson (PW.New.4.1.11)
(May 8, 2015) Letter from Stephen Pawlowski (PW.New.4.1.12)
(May 8, 2015) E-mail from Ben Bull (PW.New.4.1.13)
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Sharon Yetman, Platform Technology Consultancy (PW.New.4.1.14)
(May 8, 2015) E-mail from Mark Wilson, Chair, Waterfront Toronto (PW.New.4.1.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52608.pdf
(May 9, 2015) E-mail from Marg Soden (PW.New.4.1.16)
(May 10, 2015) E-mail from Stephane Levac (PW.New.4.1.17)
(May 8, 2015) E-mail from Julie Beddoes (PW.New.4.1.18)
(May 10, 2015) E-mail from Peter Clarke (PW.New.4.1.19)
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Gerry Brown (PW.New.4.1.20)
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Cathie Macdonald (PW.New.4.1.21)
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Peter Clarke (PW.New.4.1.22)
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Paul H. Martin, President, DEL Equipment Ltd. (PW.New.4.1.23)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52627.pdf
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Alex Korobchevsky (PW.New.4.1.24)
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Larry Webb (PW.New.4.1.25)
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Karl Junkin, Gardiner East Stakeholder Advisory Committee representative, Transport Action Ontario (PW.New.4.1.26)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52632.pdf
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Suzanne Kavanagh, President St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (PW.New.4.1.27)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52634.pdf
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Sharon Yetman, Platform Technology Consultancy (PW.New.4.1.28)
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Grant Humes, Executive Director, Toronto Financial District Business Improvement Area (PW.New.4.1.29)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52644.pdf
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Stephen Laskowski, Vice President, Ontario Trucking Association (PW.New.4.1.30)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52645.pdf
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Alfredo Romano, Castlepoint Group (PW.New.4.1.31)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52638.pdf
(May 11, 2015) E-mail from Leena M. Kaleva, Manager of Stockpiles, K + S Windsor Salt Ltd. (PW.New.4.1.32)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52653.pdf
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Cynthia Wilkey, West Donlands Committee (PW.New.4.1.33)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52654.pdf
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from David Turnbull, President, Canadian Courier and Logisitics Association (PW.New.4.1.34)
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Adrian Litavski, Principal, Johnston Litavski Ltd. (PW.New.4.1.35)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52656.pdf
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from N. Jane Pepino, Aird & Berlis LLP (PW.New.4.1.36)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52657.pdf
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Brandon Quigley (PW.New.4.1.37)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Dennis Findlay (PW.New.4.1.38)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Sharon Yetman, Platform Technology Consultancy (PW.New.4.1.39)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Janet De Silva, Toronto Region Board of Trade (PW.New.4.1.40)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52681.pdf
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Janet De Silva, Toronto Region Board of Trade (PW.New.4.1.41)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Paul Scrivener, Director, External Relations, Toronto Industry Network (PW.New.4.1.42)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Andrew Judge, Manager, Logistics and Customer Service, Redpath Sugar (PW.New.4.1.43)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52684.pdf
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Michael Kirkland, Principal, TKP Architects (PW.New.4.1.44)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Paul Bedford (PW.New.4.1.45)
(May 12, 2015) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.4.1.46)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Christopher Williams, Aird & Berlis LLP (PW.New.4.1.47)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52694.pdf
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from David Gerofsky, First Gulf (PW.New.4.1.48)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-52695.pdf
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from Adele Armin (PW.New.4.1.49)
(May 13, 2015) E-mail from John Quarterly (PW.New.4.1.50)

Speakers

Janet De Silva, President & CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade
Gerry Brown
Cynthia Wilkey, Co-Chair, West Don Lands Committee
Jane Robinson, Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association
Evan Weinberg, Manager of Policy and Advocacy Manager , Toronto Financial District BIA
Paul Scrivener, Director, External Relations , Toronto Industry Network
Andrew Judge, Manager, Logistics and Customer Service, RedPath Sugar
David Turnbull, President, Canadian Courier and Logistics Association
Elliott Silverstein, Manager, Government Relations, CAA South Central Ontario
Raymond Chan, Government Relations Specialist, CAA South Central Ontario
Paul Bedford
Michael Kirkland, Principal, TKP Architects
Andrew Bourgeois
Jane Pepino, Aird & Berlis LLP, on behalf of 3C Lakeshore Inc.
Alfredo Romano, Castlepoint Numa
John Wilson, CodeBlueTO
Jude MacDonald
Barry Lipton
David Gerofsky, First Gulf Corporation
Nicholas Koschany, Co-President, Ryerson Association of Planning Students
Hamish Wilson
Sharon Yetman
Colin Evans, Environment and Lands Manager, CBM Ready Mix and Aggregates
Brandon Quigley
Gord Morgan
John Quarterly
Councillor Joe Cressy

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

That the Acting City Manager report directly to City Council on additional strategies to enhance the Hybrid option, such as:
 
a.  the location and/or necessity of expressway on/off ramps east of Jarvis Street;
 
b.  opportunities to enhance the areas underneath and beside the elevated expressway and on/off ramps; and,
 
c. opportunities to improve the streetscape of Lake Shore Boulevard, including opportunities to improve pedestrian safety.
 


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

That the Acting City Manager report directly to City Council on additional strategies to mitigate the congestion impacts of the Remove alternative, including:
 
a.  additional travel lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard;
 
b.  pedestrian overpasses at key intersections on Lake Shore Boulevard; and,
 
c.  any other opportunities to reduce vehicle travel times.

 


3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council