Item - 2016.EX13.3

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on March 31, 2016 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on March 9, 2016 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on March 31, 2016.

EX13.3 - Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan: Phase 1

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on March 31 and April 1, 2016, adopted the following: 

 

1.  City Council request the City Manager and Metrolinx to finalize the technical and planning analysis phase for SmartTrack and prepare background studies required for Transit Project Assessment Processes (TPAPs), by completing the following:

 

a.  review the approved environmental assessment for the Eglinton West LRT extension from Mount Dennis to the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre and Pearson Airport to optimize design, and remove the heavy rail options on the western corridor from further consideration;

 

b.  complete the analysis for SmartTrack/GO Regional Express Rail integration options C and D, and remove from consideration the Separate and Parallel SmartTrack option, option A and option B, as defined in table 3 in the report (March 3, 2016) from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning; and

 

i.  that the St. Clair West Station being recommended in the integrated GO Regional Express Rail/SmartTrack Options C and D be further considered within the context of the ongoing employment growth in the immediate area, and the purpose of the St. Clair Avenue West and St. Clair Avenue Study; and

 

c.  report to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee meeting ,subject to Part 22 below, and the June 28, 2016 Metrolinx Board meeting with the recommended SmartTrack concept.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Manager to request Metrolinx to assess the requirement for grade separation at Progress Avenue as part of the infrastructure required by the Province to implement Regional Express Rail in the City of Toronto and include the results of the review as part of the Regional Express Rail costs and associated municipal impacts to be included in the June 28, 2016 report to Executive Committee, subject to Part 22 below.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Manager in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to report to the Executive Committee on June 28, 2016, subject to Part 22 below, on information regarding the capital and operating cost sharing discussions related to the following projects and initiatives, and report any terms and conditions for City Council consideration in order to protect the City's policy and fiscal interests, prior to entering into any new or amended agreement with the Province and Metrolinx:

 

a.  Metrolinx Light Rail Transit Program

 

b.  SmartTrack

 

c.  Eglinton West LRT and Eglinton East LRT Extensions

 

d.  Scarborough Subway Extension

 

e.  Relief Line

 

f.  Regional Express Rail/ GO Transit Capital including grade separations

 

g.  Fare Policy

 

h.  Governance

 

4.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to complete the review of corridor options and related work for the Scarborough Subway Extension, and in doing so:

 

a.  remove the Bellamy corridor from further consideration;

 

b.  remove the Scarborough Express Rail from further consideration;

 

c.  develop recommendations to integrate the proposed optimized Eglinton East LRT into the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus secondary plan; and identify areas in need of an Avenue Study to facilitate intensification along the proposed LRT corridor in consultation with the Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx and the University of Toronto.

 

d.  report to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee on Part c above, subject to Part 22 below, along with a recommended preferred corridor and alignment that includes an update, in consultation with Metrolinx, of Item CC39.5 Scarborough Rapid Transit Options: Reporting on Council Terms and Conditions presented to the October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013 meeting of City Council, to determine whether all or portions of the Scarborough Subway Extension could be built at-grade along with the number and location of stations.

 

5.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to work with Metrolinx to create an expedited project delivery schedule for the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT by 2021, if at all possible, and report to the June 28, 2016 meeting of Executive Committee, subject to Part 22 below.

 

6.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to work with Metrolinx to create an expedited project delivery schedule for the Eglinton Crosstown West LRT by 2021, if at all possible, and report to the June 28, 2016 meeting of Executive Committee, subject to Part 22 below.

 

7.  City Council direct to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to commence a comprehensive planning framework review for the Eglinton Avenue West corridor from Mount Dennis to the Etobicoke Creek to articulate the future of this linear tract and catchment area, along with an integrated approach to the community's long term vision, such review will:

 

a.  build upon and extend the work of Eglinton Connects and the Mount Dennis Nodal Study, and better inform land use, transportation and transit planning with an aim to define specific future growth potential;

 

b.  include, but not be limited to, Official Plan designations, zoning bylaws, avenue overlays where they exist, a market feasibility study, nodal opportunities, roads, infrastructure and public realm associated with transit and transportation infrastructure investments, and an enhanced public communication and consultation process; and

 

c.  incorporate Eglinton Avenue West itself, and significant points of potential such as plazas, apartment lands infill sites, and under-utilized sites within 750 metres of transit along the avenue.

 

8.  City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to request:

 

a.  the Toronto Transit Commission to add to its service plan the north-south bus route designed for Ward 43 in 2010, considered at its Board meeting on March 24, 2014 for further study, to facilitate ridership to support for the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT.

 

b.  Toronto Transit Commission staff to report on a possible enhanced bus service from the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT to the Toronto Zoo as a destination.

 

9.  City Council approve Pape to Downtown via Queen/Richmond as the preferred corridor for the Relief Line project and request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Toronto Transit Commission to report the preferred alignment and stations to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee, subject to Part 22 below.

 

10.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee, subject to Part 22 below, with an update on the Waterfront Transit Reset Study.

 

11.  City Council direct the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to include the transit network plan priorities for the next 15 years in the inventory of projects for funding consideration in the development of the City's fiscal plan.

 

12.  City Council direct the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to undertake additional consultation and stakeholder engagement with respect to the transit network plan and rapid transit expansion projects outlined in the report (March 3, 2016) from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in advance of the June 28, 2016 report to Executive Committee, subject to Part 22 below.

 

13.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to include in her report to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee, meeting subject to Part 22 below, whether an Avenue Study in the vicinity of Kingston Road from Celeste Drive (Guildwood GO Station) to the intersection of Kingston Road and Old Kingston Road is beneficial given the impacts to the area.

 

14.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee, subject to Part 22 below, on the cost of extending the Eglinton Crosstown LRT from the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus, to Malvern Town Centre.

 

15.  City Council request that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review and consider the transportation needs of the employment zone surrounding Toronto Pearson International Airport in the development of the transit network plan and transit expansions on projects outlined in the report (March 3, 2016) from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

16.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to include in their Fall 2016 re-evaluation of all candidate projects using "Feeling Congested?" criteria, a cost range and funding options for an environmental assessment for the Downsview Station - Sheppard -Yonge Line connection as outlined in Communication EX13.3.8. 

 

17.  City Council direct the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee by the end of 2016 on potential projects to be included in phase two of the City's Transit Network Plan, such plan to include priority transit projects which connect urban growth centres across the City, in order to address the intensification that had already occurred and to ensure that the City's transit planning keeps pace with the development of the City's Urban growth centres.

 

18. City Council direct the City Manager and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to forward the report and appendices (March 3, 2016) from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to Metrolinx for consideration in the review of the Regional Transportation Plan ("The Big Move"), and Regional Express Rail planning.

 

19.  City Council request the City Manager and Metrolinx to consider:

 

a. that service levels north of Mount Dennis on the Kitchener GO Corridor, should be similar to the service levels proposed under SmartTrack/Regional Express Rail integration options C and D, in order to provide improved service to northern Etobicoke; and

 

b. including an additional station in the vicinity of the Woodbine Racetrack in the GO Regional Express Rail Program.

 

20. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to study an extension of the Finch West LRT from Humber College to Pearson International Airport, including a review of the opportunity to create an interchange from Kitchener GO corridor in the vicinity of the Woodbine Racetrack, and to report back to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2017.

 

21.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to further consult with GO Transit Regional Express Railway on the feasibility of implementing the Caledonia/St. Clair GO Transit Station on the Barrie GO Transit Line, in view of the ongoing employment growth and economic revitalization in the area due to the St. Clair Avenue Study, the Exclusive Right of Way, and the five-year Official Plan Review of the north-west quadrant of St. Clair Avenue West and Caledonia Road, and request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report back to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee meeting subject, to Part 22 below.

 

22.  City Council request the Chair of the Executive Committee to call a special meeting of the Executive Committee to consider the Toronto Transit Network reports and related matters, on a date prior to June 28, 2016 as determined by the Chair.

 

23.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to release all reports identified for the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee on or before June 14, 2016, subject to Part 22 above.

 

24.   City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to hold one public information meeting between June 14, 2016 and June 27, 2016 regarding all reports identified for the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee, subject to Part 22 above.

Background Information (Committee)

(March 3, 2016) Report from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan - Phase 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90854.pdf
Appendix 1 - Transit Network Analysis
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90855.pdf
(January 18, 2016) Attachment 1 to Appendix 1 - SmartTrack Ridership Forecast
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90864.pdf
(February 29, 2016) Attachment 2 to Appendix 1- SmartTrack Ridership Forecast Including Scarborough Subway Extension
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90865.pdf
(February 16, 2016) Attachment 3 to Appendix 1 - SmartTrack Ridership Forecast Including Relief Line
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90866.pdf
Attachment 4 to Appendix 1 - Growth Assumptions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90867.pdf
(February 29, 2016) Attachment 5 to Appendix 1 - Peer Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90868.pdf
Appendix 2 - Metrolinx Board Report: Integrating GO RER and SmartTrack
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90856.pdf
Appendix 3 - SmartTrack: Western Corridor Heavy Rail Options Assessment (Memorandum from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90857.pdf
Appendix 4 - February 12, 2016 Letter from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to President and CEO, Metrolinx
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90858.pdf
Appendix 5 - Metrolinx Public Information Session Station Boards
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90880.pdf
Appendix 6 - Relief Line Project Assessment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90881.pdf
(February 24, 2016) Report from the City Manager on Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90869.pdf
(March 9, 2016) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division on Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan: Phase 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90912.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(March 7, 2016) E-mail from Bruce Budd, Vice-President, Transport Action Canada and Peter Miasek, President, Transport Action Ontario (EX.Supp.EX13.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59394.pdf
(March 7, 2016) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Supp.EX13.3.2)
(March 7, 2016) E-mail from Michele Cummings, President, Corktown Residents and Business Association (EX.Supp.EX13.3.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59378.pdf
(March 8, 2016) Letter from the Airport Employment Zone Coalition, forwarded by Ingrid Pringle (EX.New.EX13.3.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59402.pdf
(March 8, 2016) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow (EX.New.EX13.3.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59403.pdf
(March 8, 2016) Letter from Councillor Vincent Crisanti (EX.New.EX13.3.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59404.pdf
(March 9, 2016) Submission from Bruce Budd (EX.New.EX13.3.7)
(February 5, 2016) Letter from Toronto Transit Commission, submitted by Councillor Pasternak (EX.New.EX13.3.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59409.pdf
(March 9, 2016) E-mail from Daniel Connor (EX.New.EX13.3.9)
(March 9, 2016) Submission from Hamish Wilson (EX.New.EX13.3.10)

Communications (City Council)

(March 21, 2016) E-mail from Dan Janssen, Vice President, Local Lodge 2323, International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) (CC.Main.EX13.3.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-59599.pdf
(March 24, 2016) Submission from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.EX13.3.12)
(March 28, 2016) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.Supp.EX13.3.13)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to report to the Executive Committee on June 28, 2016 information regarding the capital and operating cost sharing discussions related to the following projects and initiatives, and report any terms and conditions for City Council consideration in order to protect the City's policy and fiscal interests, prior to entering into any new or amended agreement with the Province and Metrolinx: 

 

a.  Metrolinx Light Rail Transit Program

b.  SmartTrack

c.  Eglinton West LRT and Eglinton East LRT extensions

d.  Scarborough Subway Extension

e.  Relief Line

f.   Regional Express Rail/ GO Transit Capital including grade separations

g.  Fare Policy

h.  Governance

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Mar-31-2016 4:39 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.3 - Perks - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, 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, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, 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, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser

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

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 4 by adding the words "by 2021, if at all possible" so that the recommendation now reads as follows:

 

4. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to work with Metrolinx to create an expedited project delivery schedule for the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT by 2021, if at all possible, and report to the June 28, 2016 meeting of Executive Committee.


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

That: 

 

1.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to work with Metrolinx to create an expedited project delivery schedule for the Eglinton Crosstown West LRT by 2021, if at all possible, and report to the June 28, 2016 meeting of Executive Committee.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Mar-31-2016 4:40 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.3 - Mihevc - motion 2b
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That City Council direct to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to commence a comprehensive planning framework review for the Eglinton Avenue West corridor from Mount Dennis to the Etobicoke Creek to articulate the future of this linear tract and catchment area, along with an integrated approach to the community's long term vision, such review will:

 

a.  build upon and extend the work of Eglinton Connects and the Mount Dennis Nodal Study, and better inform land use, transportation and transit planning with an aim to define specific future growth potential;

 

b.  include, but not be limited to, Official Plan designations, zoning bylaws, Avenue overlays where they exist, a market feasibility study, nodal opportunities, roads, infrastructure and public realm associated with transit and transportation infrastructure investments, and an enhanced public communication and consultation process; and

 

c.  incorporate Eglinton Avenue West itself, and significant points of potential such as plazas, apartment lands infill sites, and under-utilized sites within 750 metres of transit along the avenue.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Mar-31-2016 4:41 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.3 - Holyday - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, 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, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser

4 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 3d by adding the words "that includes an update, in consultation with Metrolinx, of Item CC39.5 Scarborough Rapid Transit Options: Reporting on Council Terms and Conditions presented to the October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013 meeting of City Council, to determine whether all or portions of the Scarborough Subway Extension could be built at-grade along with the" after the word "alignment", and deleting the words "and" and "for the Scarborough Subway Extension" the so that it now reads as follows:

 

d.  report to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee on Part c above, along with a recommended preferred corridor and alignment that includes an update, in consultation with Metrolinx, of Item CC39.5 Scarborough Rapid Transit Options: Reporting on Council Terms and Conditions presented to the October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013 meeting of City Council, to determine whether all or portions of the Scarborough Subway Extension could be built at-grade along with the number and location of stations.

 

2. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to release all reports identified for the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee on or before June 14, 2016.

 

3. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to hold one public information meeting between June 14, 2016 and June 27, 2016 regarding all reports identified for the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee. 

Vote (Amend Item) Mar-31-2016 4:43 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.3 - Matlow - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, 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, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser

5a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Withdrawn)

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 9 by inserting the words "and fare integration models" so that it now reads as follows:

 

9. City Council direct the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to undertake additional consultation and stakeholder engagement with respect to the transit network plan, rapid transit expansion projects and fare integration models outlined in the report (March 3, 2016) from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in advance of the June 28, 2016 report to Executive Committee.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That Councillor Davis be permitted to withdraw her motion 5a.


5b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council request the Chair of the Executive Committee to call a special meeting of the Executive Committee to consider the Toronto Transit Network reports and related matters, on a date prior to June 28, 2016 as determined by the Chair.


6a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to include in her report to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee meeting whether an Avenue Study in the vicinity of Kingston Road from Celeste Drive (Guildwood GO Station) to the intersection of Kingston Road and Old Kingston Road is beneficial given the impacts to the area.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Mar-31-2016 4:44 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.3 - Ainslie - motion 6a
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, 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, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Justin J. Di Ciano, Jim Karygiannis, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser

6b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to request Toronto Transit Commission staff to report on a possible enhanced bus service from the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT to the Toronto Zoo as a destination.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Mar-31-2016 4:44 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.3 - Ainslie - motion 6b
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Justin J. Di Ciano, Jim Karygiannis, Josh Matlow, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser

7 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Vincent Crisanti (Carried)

That:

 

1.   City Council request the City Manager and Metrolinx to consider:

 

a.  that service levels north of Mount Dennis on the Kitchener GO Corridor, should be similar to the service levels proposed under SmartTrack/Regional Express Rail integration options C and D, in order to provide improved service to northern Etobicoke; and


b. including an additional station in the vicinity of the Woodbine Racetrack in the GO Regional Express Rail Program.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Mar-31-2016 4:45 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.3 - Crisanti - motion 7
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser

8 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Amended)

That:

 

1.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to study an extension of the Finch West LRT from Humber College to Pearson International Airport, including a review of the opportunity to create an interchange from Kitchener GO corridor in the vicinity of the Woodbine Racetrack, and to report back on this matter as part the report to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee.

 

Amended by motion 11 by Councillor Colle


9 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Raymond Cho (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee on the cost of extending the Eglinton Crosstown LRT from the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus, to Malvern Town Centre.


10 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to further consult with GO Transit Regional Express Railway on the feasibility of implementing the Caledonia/St. Clair GO Transit Station on the Barrie GO Transit Line, in view of the ongoing employment growth and economic revitalization in the area due to the St. Clair Avenue Study, the Exclusive Right of Way, and the five-year Official Plan Review of the north-west quadrant of St. Clair Avenue West and Calendonia Road, and request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report back to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Mar-31-2016 4:48 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.3 - Palacio - motion 10
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, 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: 8 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser

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

That motion 8 by Councillor Perruzza be amended by deleting the words "as part of the report to the June 28, 2016" and inserting the words "the" and "in the first quarter of 2017 " so that it now reads as follows:

 

1. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to study an extension of the Finch West LRT from Humber College to Pearson International Airport, including a review of the opportunity to create an interchange from Kitchener GO corridor in the vicinity of the Woodbine Racetrack, and to report back to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2017.

Vote (Amend Motion) Mar-31-2016 4:47 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.3 - Colle - motion 11
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, 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, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, 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: 4 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Sarah Doucette, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of Executive Committee Recommendation 1a.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Mar-31-2016 4:49 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.3 - Adopt item as amended - Executive Committee Recommendation 1a
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, 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, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, 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, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of Executive Committee Recommendation 3b.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Mar-31-2016 4:50 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.3 - Adopt item as amended - Executive Committee Recommendation 3b
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, 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, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Janet Davis, Jim Karygiannis
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of balance of Item as amended.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Mar-31-2016 4:51 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.3 - Adopt the balance of the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 40 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, 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, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, 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, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser

EX13.3 - Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan: Phase 1

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that: 

 

1.  City Council request the City Manager and Metrolinx to finalize the technical and planning analysis phase for SmartTrack and prepare background studies required for Transit Project Assessment Processes (TPAPs), by completing the following:

 

a.  review the approved environmental assessment for the Eglinton West LRT extension from Mount Dennis to the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre (MACC) and Pearson Airport to optimize design, and remove the heavy rail options on the western corridor from further consideration;

 

b.  complete the analysis for SmartTrack/GO RER integration options C and D, and remove from consideration the Separate and Parallel SmartTrack option, option A and option B, as defined in table 3 in the report (March 3, 2016) from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning; and

 

i.  that the St. Clair West Station being recommended in the integrated GO RER/SmartTrack Options C and D be further considered within the context of the ongoing employment growth in the immediate area, and the purpose of the St. Clair Avenue West (EROW) and St. Clair Avenue Study; and

 

c.  report to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee and June 28, 2016 Metrolinx Board meetings with the recommended SmartTrack concept.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Manager to request Metrolinx to assess the requirement for grade separation at Progress Avenue as part of the infrastructure required by the Province to implement Regional Express Rail (RER) in the City of Toronto and include the results of the review as part of the RER costs and associated municipal impacts to be included in the June 28, 2016 report to Executive Committee.

 

3.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to complete the review of corridor options and related work for the Scarborough Subway Extension, and in doing so:

 

a.  remove the Bellamy corridor from further consideration;

 

b.  remove the Scarborough Express Rail (SmartSpur) from further consideration;

 

c.  develop recommendations to integrate the proposed optimized Eglinton East LRT into the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus secondary plan; and identify areas in need of an Avenue Study to facilitate intensification along the proposed LRT corridor in consultation with the Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx and the University of Toronto.

 

d.  report to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee on Part c above, along with a recommended preferred corridor and alignment, and number and location of stations for the Scarborough Subway Extension.

 

4.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to work with Metrolinx to create an expedited project delivery schedule for the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT, and report to the June 28, 2016 meeting of Executive Committee.

 

5.  City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to request the Toronto Transit Commission to add to its service plan the north-south bus route designed for Ward 43 in 2010, considered at its Board meeting on March 24, 2014 for further study, to facilitate ridership to support for the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT.

 

6.  City Council approve Pape to Downtown via Queen/Richmond as the preferred corridor for the Relief Line project and request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Toronto Transit Commission to report the preferred alignment and stations to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee.

 

7.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee with an update on the Waterfront Transit Reset Study.

 

8.  City Council direct the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to include the transit network plan priorities for the next 15 years in the inventory of projects for funding consideration in the development of the City's fiscal plan.

 

9.  City Council direct the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to undertake additional consultation and stakeholder engagement with respect to the transit network plan and rapid transit expansion projects outlined in the report (March 3, 2016) from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in advance of the June 28, 2016 report to Executive Committee.

 

10.  City Council request that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review and consider the transportation needs of the employment zone surrounding Toronto Pearson International Airport in the development of the transit network plan and transit expansions on projects outlined in the report (March 3, 2016) from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

11.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to include in their Fall 2016 re-evaluation of all candidate projects using "Feeling Congested?" criteria, a cost range and funding options for an environmental assessment for the Downsview Station - Sheppard -Yonge Line connection as outlined in Communication EX13.3.8. 

 

12.  City Council direct the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee by the end of 2016 on potential projects to be included in phase two of the City's Transit Network Plan, such plan to include priority transit projects which connect urban growth centres across the City, in order to address the intensification that had already occurred and to ensure that the City's transit planning keeps pace with the development of the City's Urban growth centres.

 

13. City Council direct the City Manager and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to forward the report and appendices (March 3, 2016) from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to Metrolinx for consideration in the review of the Regional Transportation Plan ("The Big Move"), and Regional Express Rail planning.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the Executive Director, Strategic and Corporate Policy gave a presentation on Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan: Phase 1.

Origin

(March 3, 2016) Report from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

Significant investment has been made by all three orders of government to expand the transit network and address years of underinvestment in a critical infrastructure system for Toronto. The Toronto York-Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE), Eglinton LRT (Mount Dennis to Kennedy) and Finch West LRT will be in service by 2021. In order to sustain recent progress, planning for new transit expansion projects must keep pace given the lead times to plan, design and build complex infrastructure. The purpose of this report is to recommend advancing planning and technical analysis on SmartTrack, Scarborough Subway Extension, Relief Line and Waterfront Transit, in order to set the stage for upcoming discussions on funding and financing new transit. In particular, this report recommends:

 

- Finalizing the SmartTrack concept by narrowing the planning analysis to focus on key elements: an optimized Eglinton West LRT extension to Pearson Airport; and two SmartTrack/GO RER integration options that propose an urban service frequency at 11 existing GO RER stations with 4 to 8 new stations on the Kitchener GO and Stouffville/Lakeshore East GO Corridors;

 

- Approving Pape to Downtown via Queen/Richmond as the preferred corridor for the Relief Line, and proceed to determine the preferred alignment and stations;

 

- Completing the review of corridor options and related work for the Scarborough Subway Extension, and develop recommendations to integrate the proposed, optimized Eglinton East LRT into the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus secondary plan; and identify areas in need of an Avenue Study to facilitate intensification along the proposed LRT corridor.

 

- Provide an update on Phase 1 work related to the Waterfront Transit Reset Study in June 2016.

Each project has an integral role in the development of a transit network plan for Toronto that achieves the goals of serving people, strengthening places and supporting prosperity. Taking into consideration projects under construction, planned, and identified in the Official Plan long list of projects, a preliminary transit network plan for the next 15 years is being developed. It is critical to note that this does not represent a full build out of our transit network. This report introduces that vision for Toronto and next steps to review and refine the plan in consultation with the public and key partners, including Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

 

Background

 

Over the past few years, City Council directed City staff to review various transit expansion projects in consultation with the TTC and Metrolinx. Each of these projects are at various stages of the planning and approvals process, with some projects having funding commitments from the City, provincial and federal governments.

 

In late 2013, the Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) was approved by City Council and staff were directed to undertake a Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP). In 2014, City Council directed the Chief Planner to initiate planning for the Relief Line project. In early 2015, City Council approved a work plan for reviewing SmartTrack and its integration with the Province of Ontario's Regional Express Rail (GO RER) program announced in 2014. In December 2015, City Council requested the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B to undertake a comprehensive review of Waterfront transit opportunities. In 2016, Executive Committee directed staff to re-examine the planned Scarborough rapid transit network and to include an optimized network solution in the analysis which includes an express SSE; extension of the Eglinton LRT East to the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC); and SmartTrack/ GO RER.

 

This report brings together all transit projects currently under study, in order to consider each within the context of their contribution to the transit network as a whole. A systems approach is critical given the complex and interconnected nature of the transit network, and the desire of the City to guide transit infrastructure investment that will serve people, strengthen places and support prosperity. These three strategic objectives are embedded within the "Feeling Congested?" Rapid Transit Evaluation Framework (RTEF), which is used to assess individual projects and guide prioritization of future rapid transit projects from a planning perspective.

 

Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan

 

The identification of future transit network priorities is critical to ensuring that planning and technical work advances on rapid transit projects that will be required to address the future growth and transit needs of the City. This work will be integrated with and developed collaboratively with Metrolinx in light of the Regional Transportation Plan review. The timeframe to plan, design and build rapid transit expansion projects can be significant depending on the technology, existing infrastructure, and conditions. For example, a complex project such as the Relief Line subway has an estimated schedule of 13+ years to move from initial project planning to the in-service date. A long term vision and upfront planning ensures network priority projects are in a state of readiness to be considered for funding and investment. The transit network vision is also a key input to a broader assessment of the infrastructure needs and priorities of the City. This report sets the stage for discussion on funding and financing transit expansion infrastructure for the next 15 years through the City's fiscal plan, being lead by City finance staff.

 

Based on the Feeling Congested? RTEF, the preliminary network analysis undertaken by City Planning division in 2013 identified the top performing projects for consideration within the next 15 years. The top ten projects include the Relief line (and extension), Scarborough-Malvern LRT, Sheppard RT, Waterfront Transit East and West, Eglinton LRT East and West extensions, Jane LRT and Steeles BRT. The Yonge Relief Network Study recently completed by Metrolinx, recommended that planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension be developed at the same pace as the Relief Line. SmartTrack and GO RER are projects that were introduced post-2013 and will be included in the refinement of the Feeling Congested? network evaluation scheduled to be undertaken in late 2016. This updated network plan will look beyond the next 15 years, identifying a recommended full network build out. The Chief Planner & Executive Director, City Planning will report to City Council in early 2017 on the updated network plan (Phase 2) as part of the proposed package of transportation policy updates to the Official Plan.

 

However, development of the City's recommended network plan for Toronto is an iterative process that will require further refinement based on the findings of ongoing or future project assessments. Appropriate sequencing of the range of projects will be the subject of further analysis. The resulting outputs will need to be further consulted upon with the TTC, Metrolinx and the public. This includes determining where there is alignment between the City's priorities and Metrolinx's regional planning and prioritization.

 

Next Steps

 

Subject to City Council direction to proceed with planning and technical work on key projects, a further report will be brought to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee in order to achieve the following:

 

- Seek City Council approval for the recommended SmartTrack concept and business case and initiate discussions on funding and financing with the Provincial and Federal governments;

 

- Recommend the preferred alignment and stations for the Relief Line project and seek City Council authority to commence the formal TPAP process;

 

- Recommend the preferred Scarborough Transit network solution, including the preferred alignment for the SSE and seek authority to commence the formal TPAP process. Potential recommendations on amending the environmental assessment for the Eglinton East LRT extension may be brought forward;

 

- Provide findings on the Waterfront Transit Reset Study, and report on next steps;

 

- Provide an update on the GTHA Fare Integration study, including the City's own review and analysis of the implications of potential new fare structures proposed by Metrolinx; and

 

- Continue to advance refinements to the transit network vision for the City beyond the recommendations contained in this report, targeting report out in the first quarter of 2017.

 

Background Information

(March 3, 2016) Report from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan - Phase 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90854.pdf
Appendix 1 - Transit Network Analysis
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90855.pdf
(January 18, 2016) Attachment 1 to Appendix 1 - SmartTrack Ridership Forecast
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90864.pdf
(February 29, 2016) Attachment 2 to Appendix 1- SmartTrack Ridership Forecast Including Scarborough Subway Extension
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90865.pdf
(February 16, 2016) Attachment 3 to Appendix 1 - SmartTrack Ridership Forecast Including Relief Line
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90866.pdf
Attachment 4 to Appendix 1 - Growth Assumptions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90867.pdf
(February 29, 2016) Attachment 5 to Appendix 1 - Peer Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90868.pdf
Appendix 2 - Metrolinx Board Report: Integrating GO RER and SmartTrack
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90856.pdf
Appendix 3 - SmartTrack: Western Corridor Heavy Rail Options Assessment (Memorandum from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90857.pdf
Appendix 4 - February 12, 2016 Letter from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to President and CEO, Metrolinx
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90858.pdf
Appendix 5 - Metrolinx Public Information Session Station Boards
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90880.pdf
Appendix 6 - Relief Line Project Assessment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90881.pdf
(February 24, 2016) Report from the City Manager on Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90869.pdf
(March 9, 2016) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division on Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan: Phase 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90912.pdf

Communications

(March 7, 2016) E-mail from Bruce Budd, Vice-President, Transport Action Canada and Peter Miasek, President, Transport Action Ontario (EX.Supp.EX13.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59394.pdf
(March 7, 2016) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Supp.EX13.3.2)
(March 7, 2016) E-mail from Michele Cummings, President, Corktown Residents and Business Association (EX.Supp.EX13.3.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59378.pdf
(March 8, 2016) Letter from the Airport Employment Zone Coalition, forwarded by Ingrid Pringle (EX.New.EX13.3.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59402.pdf
(March 8, 2016) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow (EX.New.EX13.3.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59403.pdf
(March 8, 2016) Letter from Councillor Vincent Crisanti (EX.New.EX13.3.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59404.pdf
(March 9, 2016) Submission from Bruce Budd (EX.New.EX13.3.7)
(February 5, 2016) Letter from Toronto Transit Commission, submitted by Councillor Pasternak (EX.New.EX13.3.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59409.pdf
(March 9, 2016) E-mail from Daniel Connor (EX.New.EX13.3.9)
(March 9, 2016) Submission from Hamish Wilson (EX.New.EX13.3.10)

Speakers

Stephen Wickens
Andre Sorenson, Chair, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough
Hamish Wilson
Peter Miasek, President, Transport Action Ontario
Bruce Budd, Vice-President, Transport Action Canada
Michael Rosenberg
Andrew Arifuzzaman, Chief Administrative Officer, University of Toronto Scarborough
Jim Jones, Regional Councillor, City of Markham
Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Joe Mihevc
Councillor Mary Fragedakis
Councillor Josh Matlow
Councillor Stephen Holyday
Councillor Gord Perks
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Anthony Perruzza
Councillor Josh Colle
Councillor Frances Nunziata

Motions

1a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That City Council request that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review and consider the transportation needs of the employment  zone surrounding Toronto Pearson International Airport in the development of the transit network plan and transit expansions on projects outlined in this report.


1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That City Council direct the City Manager to request Metrolinx to assess the requirement for grade separation at Progress Avenue as part of the infrastructure required by the Province to implement Regional Express Rail (RER) in the City of Toronto and include the results of the review as part of the RER costs and associated municipal impacts to be included in the June 28, 2016 report to Executive Committee. 


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission include in their Fall 2016 re-evaluation of all candidate projects using "Feeling Congested?" criteria, a cost range and funding options for an environmental assessment for the Downsview Station - Sheppard -Yonge Line connection as outlined in Communication EX13.3.8.


3a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Lost)

That City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planner to develop an Avenue Study in the vicinity of Kingston Road from Celeste Drive (Guildwood GO Station) to the intersection of Kingston Road and Old Kingston Road.


3b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to work with Metrolinx to create an expedited project delivery schedule for the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT, and report to the June 28, 2016 meeting of Executive Committee.


3c - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Lost)

That Recommendation 2b be deleted and replaced with the following:

 

"2b.  Include Scarborough Express Rail (SmartSpur) to Centennial College via Scarborough Town Centre in ongoing modelling work, at frequencies of ten, six, and four minutes, in networks with and without the one-stop Scarborough Subway Extension, with the impact on Bloor-Yonge transfer traffic in the same format as provided for the Yonge Subway Extension model results as listed on Attachment 3 to Appendix 1 to the report (March 3, 2016) from the City Manager."

Vote (Amend Item) Mar-09-2016

Result: Lost Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 1 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Michelle Holland

3d - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to request the Toronto Transit Commission to add to its service plan the north-south bus route designed for Ward 43 in 2010, considered at its Board meeting on March 24, 2014 for further study, to facilitate ridership to support for the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT.


3e - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Lost)

That a new part be added to Recommendation 2 as follows:

 

"2e.  Request the TTC Board to request the TTC to report on a possible enhanced bus service for the Toronto Zoo as a destination with the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT."


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That a new part be added to Recommendation 1b as follows:

 

 

"i.  and that the St. Clair West Station being recommended in the integrated GO RER/SmartTrack Options C and D be further considered within the context of the ongoing employment growth in the immediate area, and the purpose of the St. Clair Avenue West (EROW) and St. Clair Avenue Study."


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

That City Council direct the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee by the end of 2016 on potential projects to be included in phase two of the City's Transit Network Plan, such plan to include priority transit projects which connect urban growth centres across the City, in order to address the intensification that had already occurred and to ensure that the City's transit planning keeps pace with the development of the City's Urban growth centres. 


6 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Mar-09-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Michelle Holland
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council