Item - 2016.EX20.14

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 13, 2016 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on December 1, 2016 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on December 13, 2016.

EX20.14 - New Implementation Approach for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway Revised Strategic Rehabilitation Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
5 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore, 6 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore, 13 - Parkdale-High Park, 14 - Parkdale-High Park, 19 - Trinity-Spadina, 20 - Trinity-Spadina, 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 30 - Toronto-Danforth

City Council Decision

City Council on December 13, 14 and 15, 2016, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council authorize the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, to proceed with the new approach for the implementation of the Revised Strategic Rehabilitation Plan for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway, as described in the section titled "New Approach for Implementation of the Revised Strategic Rehabilitation Plan" in the report (November 23, 2016) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to include the revised cash flows associated with the new approach to the implementation of the Revised Strategic Rehabilitation Plan for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway within the Transportation Services 2017-2026 Capital Budget and Plan for Council's consideration.

 

3.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Financial Planning, the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, and the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report annually on the status of the implementation of the Revised Strategic Rehabilitation Plan for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Michael D'Andrea, Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, gave a presentation to City Council on this Item.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 23, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on New Implementation Approach for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway Revised Strategic Rehabilitation Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-98727.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(December 15, 2016) Presentation - New Implementation Approach for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway Revised Strategic Rehabilitation Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-99298.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 29, 2016) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Supp.EX20.14.1)
(December 1, 2016) Letter from Andrew Judge, President, The Toronto Industry Network (EX.New.EX20.14.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64448.pdf
(December 1, 2016) Submission from Ketan Shankardass (EX.New.EX20.14.3)
(December 1, 2016) Submission from Hamish Wilson (EX.New.EX20.14.4)

Communications (City Council)

(December 10, 2016) E-mail from John Brodhead, Chief of Staff, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, submitted by Mayor John Tory (CC.New.EX20.14.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-64514.pdf
(December 15, 2016) Letter from Andrew Judge, President, Toronto Industry Network (CC.New.EX20.14.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-64554.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Lost)

That City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, in consultation with the City Manager, to report back to the Executive Committee in 2017 on any adjustments to project funding for the new approach to the implementation of the Revised Strategic Rehabilitation Plan for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway, after the results of the 2nd Phase of Federal Infrastructure Funding is announced.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-15-2016 4:47 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.14 - Layton - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 14 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Joe Cressy, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that voted No: 22 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-15-2016 4:48 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.14 - Layton - motion 1 - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 15 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Joe Cressy, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that voted No: 21 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote on motion 1 by Councillor Layton.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Dec-15-2016 4:49 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.14 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Sarah Doucette, Mike Layton, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Point of Order by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Order asked if he can reintroduce the boulevard option.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that such a motion would be out of order as it would require a re-opening.


Point of Order by Councillor Paula Fletcher

Councillor Fletcher, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Councillor Mammoliti cannot say that the Gardiner would cost 2 Billion more and that he should correct this figure.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Councillor Mammoliti says what he wants to say.

EX20.14 - New Implementation Approach for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway Revised Strategic Rehabilitation Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
5 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore, 6 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore, 13 - Parkdale-High Park, 14 - Parkdale-High Park, 19 - Trinity-Spadina, 20 - Trinity-Spadina, 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 30 - Toronto-Danforth

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, to proceed with the new approach for the implementation of the Revised Strategic Rehabilitation Plan for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway, as described in the section titled "New Approach for Implementation of the Revised Strategic Rehabilitation Plan" in the report (November 23, 2016) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to include the revised cash flows associated with the new approach to the implementation of the Revised Strategic Rehabilitation Plan for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway within the Transportation Services 2017-2026 Capital Budget and Plan for Council's consideration.

 

3.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Financial Planning, the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, and the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report annually on the status of the implementation of the Revised Strategic Rehabilitation Plan for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway.

Origin

(November 23, 2016) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer

Summary

This report provides a summary of the current issues and concerns surrounding the previously approved procurement strategy for implementation of the F.G. Gardiner Expressway Revised Strategic Rehabilitation Plan and recommends approval of a new implementation approach that would permit the City to proceed as quickly as possible with the F.G. Gardiner Expressway's urgent rehabilitation needs.

 

The new approach involves:

 

1.  Implementing the necessary rehabilitation work for the "elevated" section, west of Cherry Street, and the entire "at-grade" section of the Expressway using multiple contracts under an accelerated design-bid-build approach;

 

2.  Incorporating construction contract terms and conditions to reduce schedule risk and promote additional opportunities for acceleration of the work; and,

 

3.  Undertaking the preliminary engineering design for the implementation of the Gardiner East Environmental Assessment Hybrid Alternative Design 3, incorporating, where feasible, the scope of work for relevant elements of other large projects planned within and adjacent to the Gardiner East work zone, in order to assess project risks and construction schedule before deciding on an appropriate project delivery approach.

 

The new approach recommended in this report provides for the phasing of the rehabilitation based on the current structural condition of the Expressway, incorporates proven techniques for mitigating the anticipated traffic congestion associated with this scale of construction, and provides the necessary additional technical information required to fully assess project risks and opportunities to advance the construction of other projects within the work zone of the eastern section of the Gardiner Expressway as one integrated project.

Background Information

(November 23, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on New Implementation Approach for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway Revised Strategic Rehabilitation Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-98727.pdf

Communications

(November 29, 2016) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Supp.EX20.14.1)
(December 1, 2016) Letter from Andrew Judge, President, The Toronto Industry Network (EX.New.EX20.14.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64448.pdf
(December 1, 2016) Submission from Ketan Shankardass (EX.New.EX20.14.3)
(December 1, 2016) Submission from Hamish Wilson (EX.New.EX20.14.4)

Speakers

Ketan Shankardass, Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Wilfrid Laurier University
Hamish Wilson
Councillor Gord Perks

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)
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