Item - 2017.EX25.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 24, 2017 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on May 16, 2017 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on May 24, 2017.

EX25.1 - Advancing Planning and Design for the Relief Line and Yonge Subway Extension

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on May 24, 25 and 26, 2017, adopted the following:

 

Relief Line

 

1.  City Council approve the Carlaw alignment, as illustrated in Figure 6 in the report (May 8, 2017) from the City Manager, for the segment of the Relief Line South from immediately north of the GO tracks at Gerrard Avenue East south to Queen Street East and commence the Transit Project Assessment Process.

 

2.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx, to advance the planning and design of the Relief Line South based on the recommended alignment and report to City Council, when a Class 3 cost estimate and schedule has been developed for the project, which is anticipated to be in the fourth quarter of 2019.

 

3.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to prepare a cost benefit analysis between the "downtown" relief line and the Sheppard Subway Extensions to Scarborough and the North York relief line between Yonge and Sheppard and Downsview Station.

 

4.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to report as soon as possible, and at the latest to the September 5, 2017 meeting of the Toronto Transit Commission Board , and the September 26, 2017 meeting of the Executive Committee, on the requirement for and possible removal of the Bayview "Bus Ramp Easement" in the West Don Lands as it relates to City Council's consideration of the Relief Line Project and the build-out of the West Don Lands Precinct.

 

5.  City Council authorize the City Manager to negotiate and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Metrolinx and Toronto Transit Commission to define roles and responsibilities and the cost-sharing agreement between Metrolinx, the City of Toronto, and Toronto Transit Commission, as described in this report, to complete the planning and design work required to develop a Class 3 cost estimate and schedule for the Relief Line South.

 

6.  City Council authorize the Mayor and the City Manager to negotiate funding agreements with the Province of Ontario and Government of Canada for the capital construction of the Relief Line South and report back to City Council.

 

7.  City Council request the City Manager to work in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, and Metrolinx to develop an initial business case for the Relief Line North, as an extension of the Relief Line South alignment described in Part 1 above, and report to City Council in the first quarter of 2018 with a preferred alignment and station locations.

 

8.  City Council request the City Manager to consider the following in the preparation of the report to City Council on the business case for the Relief Line North:

 

a.  renaming the Downtown Relief Line North to the Don Mills Subway Line;


b.   building a subway or LRT as part of the Don Mills line, both at grade where possible and below grade where necessary;


c.  a robust community consultation, communications and stakeholder relations plan, developed as part of planning the Don Mills line, to be developed by a third party consultant in consultation with City and Toronto Transit Commission staff and local Councillors; and


d.  extending the Don Mills line north to the Sheppard subway line.

 

9. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx to conduct the following subsequent to the 30 percent design stage:

 

a. develop a traffic management plan for the Relief Line South for those streets directly associated with the route as well as a much wider area around the route, and submit the study area to Toronto and East York Community Council;

 

b. create a terms of reference for a Community Liaison in consultation with the local Councillors and submit it to the appropriate Committee; and

 

c. initiate a community benefits plan for the building of the Relief Line South and North and report to the appropriate Committee.

 

Yonge Subway Extension

 

10.  City Council request the City Manager and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, in partnership with Metrolinx and York Region to advance the planning and design of the Yonge Subway Extension at no financial cost to the City, and report to City Council at the next decision gate with a Class 3 cost estimate and schedule, anticipated to be in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to the following:

 

a.  City/Toronto Transit Commission will own, operate, and maintain the future Yonge Subway Extension, recognizing it is an extension of Line 1 service, subject to satisfactory cost-sharing agreements with York Region and/or the Province of Ontario;

 

b.  Toronto Transit Commission will be responsible for project management of project planning and design;

 

c.  York Region and/or Metrolinx will be responsible for the costs associated with the planning and design of the project and provide funding to the Toronto Transit Commission;

 

d.  all parties will agree to a procurement options analysis to assess the best project delivery model for the Yonge Subway Extension project; and

 

e.  Toronto Transit Commission will be responsible for future delivery of the Yonge Subway Extension project.

 

11.  City Council authorize the City Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx and York Region, to define roles and responsibilities as described in Part 6 above, and ensure the Toronto Transit Commission recovers the full costs from Metrolinx and York Region of undertaking work required to develop a Class 3 cost estimate and schedule for the Yonge Subway Extension.

 

12.  City Council authorize the Mayor and the City Manager to negotiate funding agreements with York Region, the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada for the capital construction, operating, maintenance and life cycle costs of the Yonge Subway Extension and report back to City Council on the status of these negotiations with each "decision gate" report.

 

13.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx to include in the reports on the Relief Line South, Relief Line North and the Yonge Subway Extension strategies to maximize the potential for mixed-income residential development as part of the planning and design of stations for the Relief Line South, Relief Line North and the Yonge Subway Extension.

 

14. City Council reaffirm the position that it will not agree to an extension of the Yonge North subway line unless construction of the Relief Line South, including required improvements to the Yonge/Bloor station, has been fully funded with a firm schedule for completion; if both projects proceed concurrently, the Relief Line must be in operation prior to the opening of the Yonge North extension.

 

Line 1 Capacity

 

15.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to undertake further analysis of forecasted Line 1 demand in 2031 and 2041, including the following:

 

a.  in consultation with Metrolinx, consider the potential impacts on Line 1 demand of different fare structure scenarios including but not limited to the concepts currently included in Metrolinx's ongoing Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Fare Integration Study;

 

b.  in consultation with York Region and Metrolinx, identify and evaluate other possible measures to address Line 1 demand; and

 

c.  report back to the Toronto Transit Commission Board and City Council at the next decision gate of the Yonge Subway Extension once a Class 3 cost estimate has been developed for the project, which is anticipated to be in the fourth quarter of 2019.

 

16. City Council confirm the expansion of Yonge-Bloor interchange station as a priority project for Toronto City Council and for Provincial and Federal Funding.

 

17. City Council request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to report to the Executive Committee and the Toronto Transit Commission Board on the status of plans to expand Yonge-Bloor interchange station, including estimated costs, timelines and potential capacity added to Line 1. 

 

General

 

18. City Council request the City Manager, in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to report back in early 2019 with an evaluation and prioritization of the full range of current transit expansion projects including but not limited to:

 

a. Eglinton East;

b. Eglinton West;

c.  Waterfront East;

d.  Waterfront West;

e.  Relief Line;

f.  Sheppard East LRT;

g.  Yonge North;

h.  Finch West LRT to airport;

i.  bus fleet and service expansion;

j.  Yonge/Bloor Interchange;

k.  platform edge doors on Yonge/University Line;

l.  automatic train control - Bloor Line;

m.  RER/Smart Track - extra stations; and

n.  Bloor - Danforth extension East;

 

identified by City Council as part of the second phase of the Official Plan Transportation Review, and other Toronto Transit Commission system improvement projects, using a comprehensives set of criteria that considers, but is not limited to:

 
1.  ridership and change to transit modal share;
2.  City building objectives (Rapid Transit Evaluation Framework in the Official Plan review);
3.  operations and service planning objectives;
4.  technical feasibility and deliverability;        
5.  financial impact (cost-benefit analysis, opportunity costs);
6.  economic impacts;
7.  existing City Council direction and commitments;
8.  federal and provincial interests and funding commitments; and

9.  social equity objective;

 

with a review to funding strategies at optimal and sub-optimal levels.  

 

19. City Council convey its gratitude to staff for their ongoing dedication and hard work, and ‎City Council direct staff to prioritize their work moving forward in accordance with Toronto's number one transit priority, the Relief Line.

 

20.  City Council request the City Manager to forward this Item to the Province of Ontario, Metrolinx and York Region for information.

Background Information (Committee)

(May 8, 2017) Report from the City Manager on Advancing Planning and Design for the Relief Line and Yonge Subway Extension
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-103533.pdf
Attachment 1 - Relief Line South - Local Alignment Assessment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-103734.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(May 19, 2017) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission with attached report (EX25.1a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-104072.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 7, 2017) E-mail from Simon Cohen (EX.Main.EX25.1.1)
(April 7, 2017) E-mail from Derek Finkle (EX.Main.EX25.1.2)
(April 14, 2017) E-mail from Andy Anthony (EX.Main.EX25.1.3)
(April 17, 2017) E-mail from Nancy Spence (EX.Main.EX25.1.4)
(April 17, 2017) E-mail from Michael Folland (EX.Main.EX25.1.5)
(May 2, 2017) E-mail from Marla Boltman (EX.Main.EX25.1.6)
(May 18, 2017) E-mail from Melissa Taylor (EX.Main.EX25.1.7)
(April 18, 2017) E-mail from Nicolette Holovaci (EX.Main.EX25.1.8)
(April 19, 2017) E-mail from James Elson (EX.Main.EX25.1.9)
(April 25, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Spence (EX.Main.EX25.1.10)
(April 26, 2017) E-mail from Ilana Shteinberg (EX.Main.EX25.1.11)
(May 2, 2017) E-mail from Christa Dickenson (EX.Main.EX25.1.12)
(May 4, 2017) E-mail from Imali Perera (EX.Main.EX25.1.13)
(May 8, 2017) E-mail from Elmar Maripuu (EX.Main.EX25.1.14)
(May 8, 2017) E-mail from Shereen Zahawi (EX.Main.EX25.1.15)
(May 8, 2017) E-mail from Sami Kazemi (EX.Main.EX25.1.16)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Chris Cockeram (EX.Supp.EX25.1.17)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Kasia Zahiri and family (EX.Supp.EX25.1.18)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Greg Court and family (EX.Supp.EX25.1.19)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Nicolette Holovaci (EX.Supp.EX25.1.20)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Bryce and Anne Tanner (EX.Supp.EX25.1.21)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from John Roy (EX.Supp.EX25.1.22)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Keith Bridger (EX.Supp.EX25.1.23)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Sue Birge (EX.Supp.EX25.1.24)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Lori Ongcangco (EX.Supp.EX25.1.25)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Gavin Platt (EX.Supp.EX25.1.26)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from John Roy (EX.Supp.EX25.1.27)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from Moira Noronha (EX.Supp.EX25.1.28)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from Elizabeth Kalbfleisch (EX.Supp.EX25.1.29)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from William R. Spence (EX.Supp.EX25.1.30)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from Samantha Spence (EX.Supp.EX25.1.31)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from Adam Levy (EX.Supp.EX25.1.32)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from Kelly Morris (EX.Supp.EX25.1.33)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from Cynthia Warner Beck (EX.Supp.EX25.1.34)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from Nancy Spence (EX.Supp.EX25.1.35)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Ron Loranger (EX.Supp.EX25.1.36)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Steven Crozier and Christopher Saunders (EX.Supp.EX25.1.37)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Nick Spence (EX.Supp.EX25.1.38)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Edyth Karwecki (EX.Supp.EX25.1.39)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Dave Woods (EX.Supp.EX25.1.40)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Supp.EX25.1.41)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Rebecca Renwick (EX.Supp.EX25.1.42)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Colin and Ivana Campbell (EX.Supp.EX25.1.43)
(May 12, 2017) E-mail from Fragile Tossa (EX.Supp.EX25.1.44)
(May 15, 2017) E-mail from Terri Lang, Vice President Corporate Services and Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Ontario Science Centre (EX.Supp.EX25.1.45)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-69386.pdf
(May 15, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX25.1.46)
(May 15, 2017) Letter from Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (EX.Supp.EX25.1.47)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-69403.pdf
(May 15, 2017) Letter from Stephen Diamond, President and Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Corp. on behalf of Wynford Green Limited Partnership (EX.Supp.EX25.1.48)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-69405.pdf
(May 15, 2017) Submission from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX25.1.49)
(May 15, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Supp.EX25.1.50)
(May 15, 2017) E-mail from George Holovaci (EX.Supp.EX25.1.51)
(May 16, 2017) Submission from Hamish Wilson (EX.New.EX25.1.52)
(May 16, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.New.EX25.1.53)

Communications (City Council)

(May 17, 2017) E-mail from Morgan A. MacDonald (CC.Main.EX25.1.54)
(May 23, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.EX25.1.55)
(May 23, 2017) E-mail from George Holovaci (CC.New.EX25.1.56)
(May 24, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.New.EX25.1.57)
(May 24, 2017) Submission from Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 10 York Centre - Letter (February 5, 2017) from the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission (CC.New.EX25.1.58)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-69684.pdf
(May 24, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.New.EX25.1.59)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Lost)

That City Council delete Executive Committee Recommendations 9, 10, 11 and 12.

 

Recommendations to be deleted:

 

9.  City Council request the City Manager and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, in partnership with Metrolinx and York Region to advance the planning and design of the Yonge Subway Extension, and report to City Council at the next decision gate with a Class 3 cost estimate and schedule, anticipated to be in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to the following:

 

a.  City/Toronto Transit Commission will own, operate, and maintain the future Yonge Subway Extension, recognizing it is an extension of Line 1 service;

 

b.  Toronto Transit Commission will be responsible for project management of project planning and design;

 

c.  York Region and/or Metrolinx will be responsible for the costs associated with the planning and design of the project and provide funding to the Toronto Transit Commission;

 

d.  all parties will agree to a procurement options analysis to assess the best project delivery model for the Yonge Subway Extension project; and

 

e.  Toronto Transit Commission will be responsible for future delivery of the Yonge Subway Extension project.

 

10.  City Council authorize the City Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx and York Region, to define roles and responsibilities as described in Recommendation 6, and ensure the Toronto Transit Commission recovers the full costs from Metrolinx and York Region of undertaking work required to develop a Class 3 cost estimate and schedule for the Yonge Subway Extension.

 

11.  City Council authorize the Mayor and the City Manager to negotiate funding agreements with York Region, the Province of Ontario and Government of Canada for the capital construction of the Yonge Subway Extension and report back to City Council.

 

12.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx to include in the reports on the Relief Line South, Relief Line North and the Yonge Subway Extension strategies to maximize the potential for mixed-income residential development as part of the planning and design of stations for the Relief Line South, Relief Line North and the Yonge Subway Extension.

Vote (Amend Item) May-24-2017 4:58 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX25.1 - Matlow - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 7 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Michelle Holland, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 36 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, 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, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti

Vote (Amend Item) May-24-2017 5:00 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX25.1 - Matlow - motion 1 - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 35 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, 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, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti

Vote (Amend Item) May-24-2017 5:01 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX25.1 - Matlow - motion 1 - 2nd REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 37 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, 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, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

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


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

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


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Carried)

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 8.c. so that it now reads as follows:

 

8.  City Council request the City Manager to consider the following in the preparation of the report to City Council on the business case for the Relief Line North:

 

c.  a robust community consultation, communications and stakeholder relations plan, developed as part of planning the Don Mills line, to be developed by a third party consultant in consultation with City and Toronto Transit Commission Staff and local Councillors.

Vote (Amend Item) May-24-2017 5:02 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX25.1 - Fragedakis - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 42 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, 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, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, 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, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Norman Kelly
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti

3a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager, in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to report back in early 2019 with an evaluation and prioritization of the full range of current transit expansion projects including but not limited to:

 

a. Eglinton East;

b. Eglinton West;

c.  Waterfront East;

d.  Waterfront West;

e.  Relief Line;

f.  Sheppard East LRT;

g.  Yonge North;

h.  Finch West LRT to airport;

i.  bus fleet and service expansion;

j.  Yonge/Bloor Interchange;

k.  platform edge doors on Yonge/University Line;

l.  automatic train control - Bloor Line;

m.  RER/Smart Track - extra stations; and

n.  Bloor - Danforth extension East;

 

identified by Council as part of the second phase of the Official Plan Transportation Review, and other Toronto Transit Commission system improvement projects, using a comprehensives set of criteria that considers, but is not limited to:

 
a.  ridership and change to transit modal share;
b.  City building objectives (Rapid Transit Evaluation Framework in the Official Plan review);
c.  operations and service planning objectives;
d.  technical feasibility and deliverability;        
e.  financial impact (cost-benefit analysis, opportunity costs);
f.  economic impacts;
g.  existing City Council direction and commitments;
h.  federal and provincial interests and funding commitments; and

i.  social equity objective;

 

with a review to funding strategies at optimal and sub-optimal levels.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-24-2017 5:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX25.1 - Mihevc - motion 3a
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, 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, Michelle Holland, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti

3b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 8.b by adding the words "or LRT" and the words "both at grade where possible and below grade where necessary" so that it now reads as follows:

 

8. b.  building a subway or LRT as part of the Don Mills line, both at grade where possible and below grade where necessary;

Vote (Amend Item) May-24-2017 5:03 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX25.1 - Mihevc - motion 3b
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, 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, Michelle Holland, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 9 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti

3c - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 9 by adding the words "at no cost to the City" after the word "extension" so that it now reads as follows:

 

9.  City Council request the City Manager and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, in partnership with Metrolinx and York Region to advance the planning and design of the Yonge Subway Extension at no financial cost to the City and report to City Council at the next decision gate with a Class 3 cost estimate and schedule, anticipated to be in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to the following:

 

a.  City/Toronto Transit Commission will own, operate, and maintain the future Yonge Subway Extension, recognizing it is an extension of Line 1 service;

 

b.  Toronto Transit Commission will be responsible for project management of project planning and design;

 

c.  York Region and/or Metrolinx will be responsible for the costs associated with the planning and design of the project and provide funding to the Toronto Transit Commission;

 

d.  all parties will agree to a procurement options analysis to assess the best project delivery model for the Yonge Subway Extension project; and

 

e.  Toronto Transit Commission will be responsible for future delivery of the Yonge Subway Extension project.

Vote (Amend Item) May-24-2017 5:05 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX25.1 - Mihevc - motion 3c
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, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, 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, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Frank Di Giorgio, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti

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

That:

 

1.   City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 9.a. by adding the words "subject to satisfactory cost-sharing agreements with York Region and/or the Province of Ontario" so that it now reads as follows:

 

9.a.  City/Toronto Transit Commission will own, operate, and maintain the future Yonge Subway Extension, recognizing it is an extension of Line 1 service, subject to satisfactory cost-sharing agreements with York Region and/or the Province of Ontario;

 

2.  City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 11 by inserting the words "operating, maintenance and life cycle costs" after the word "construction" and adding the words "on the status of these negotiations with each "decision gate" report" so that it now reads as follows:

 

11.  City Council authorize the Mayor and the City Manager to negotiate funding agreements with York Region, the Province of Ontario and Government of Canada for the capital construction, operating, maintenance and life cycle costs of the Yonge Subway Extension and report back to City Council on the status of these negotiations with each "decision gate" report.

Vote (Amend Item) May-24-2017 5:06 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX25.1 - Davis - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 43 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, 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, Michael Ford, 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, Neethan Shan, 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: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti

5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

That City Council convey its gratitude to staff for their ongoing dedication and hard work, and ‎City Council direct staff to prioritize their work moving forward in accordance with Toronto's number one transit priority, the Relief Line.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-24-2017 5:09 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX25.1 - Wong-Tam - motion 5
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 9 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cesar Palacio
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti

6a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor John Filion (Lost)

That City Council delete Executive Committee recommendation 3.

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

3.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to prepare a cost benefit analysis between the "downtown" relief line and the Sheppard Subway Extensions to Scarborough and the North York relief line between Yonge and Sheppard and Downsview Station.

Vote (Amend Item) May-24-2017 5:07 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX25.1 - Filion - motion 6a
Total members that voted Yes: 15 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that voted No: 28 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti

6b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Filion (Carried)

That City Council reaffirm the position that it will not agree to an extension of the Yonge North subway line unless construction of the South relief line, including required improvements to the Yonge/Bloor station, has been fully funded with a firm schedule for completion. If both projects proceed concurrently, the relief line must be in operation prior to the opening of the Yonge north extension.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-24-2017 5:10 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX25.1 - Filion - motion 6b
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti

7 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Colle (Carried)

That City Council:

 

1. Confirm the expansion of Yonge-Bloor interchange station as a priority project for Toronto City Council and for Provincial and Federal Funding.

 

2. Request that the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission report to the Executive Committee and Toronto Transit Commission Board on the status of plans to expand Yonge-Bloor interchange station, including estimated costs, timelines and potential capacity added to Line 1. 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-24-2017 5:12 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX25.1 - Colle - motion 7
Total members that voted Yes: 42 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, 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, Michael Ford, 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, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti

8 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx to conduct the following subsequent to the 30 percent design stage:

 

a. develop a traffic management plan for the Relief Line South for those streets directly associated with the route as well as a much wider area around the route, and submit the study area to Toronto and East York Community Council;

b. create a terms of reference for a Community Liaison in consultation with the local Councillors and submit it to the appropriate Committee; and

c. initiate a community benefits plan for the building of the Relief Line South and North and report to the appropriate Committee.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-24-2017 5:13 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX25.1 - Fletcher - motion 8
Total members that voted Yes: 42 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, 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, Michael Ford, 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, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Jim Karygiannis
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) May-24-2017 5:15 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX25.1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 42 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, 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, Michael Ford, 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, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Jim Karygiannis
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti

Point of Privilege by Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Matlow, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Mayor Tory's remarks had unfairly and wrongly suggested motivation behind Councillor Matlow's comments and actions. Councillor Matlow asked that Mayor Tory withdraw his remarks.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege, and ruled that she did not hear the remarks. Mayor Tory withdrew his remarks.


Point of Order by Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Matlow, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Council should vote separately on Executive Committee Recommendation 9.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Recommendation 9 could not be voted on separately as a motion to delete that recommendation had already been voted on and lost.

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Karygiannis' questions of the Mayor were not in order as they do not pertain to the matter before Council.

EX25.1 - Advancing Planning and Design for the Relief Line and Yonge Subway Extension

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

Relief Line

 

1.  City Council approve the Carlaw alignment, as illustrated in Figure 6 in the report (May 8, 2017) from the City Manager, for the segment of the Relief Line South from immediately north of the GO tracks at Gerrard Avenue East south to Queen Street East and commence the Transit Project Assessment Process.

 

2.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx, to advance the planning and design of the Relief Line South based on the recommended alignment and report to City Council, when a Class 3 cost estimate and schedule has been developed for the project, which is anticipated to be in the fourth quarter of 2019.

 

3.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to prepare a cost benefit analysis between the "downtown" relief line and the Sheppard Subway Extensions to Scarborough and the North York relief line between Yonge and Sheppard and Downsview Station.

 

4.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to report as soon as possible, and at the latest to the September 5, 2017 meeting of the Toronto Transit Commission Board, and the September 26, 2017 meeting of Executive Committee, on the requirement for and possible removal of the Bayview "Bus Ramp Easement" in the West Don Lands as it relates to City Council's consideration of the Relief Line Project and the build-out of the West Don Lands Precinct.

 

5.  City Council authorize the City Manager to negotiate and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Metrolinx and Toronto Transit Commission to define roles and responsibilities and the cost-sharing agreement between Metrolinx, the City of Toronto, and Toronto Transit Commission, as described in this report, to complete the planning and design work required to develop a Class 3 cost estimate and schedule for the Relief Line South.

 

6.  City Council authorize the Mayor and the City Manager to negotiate funding agreements with the Province of Ontario and Government of Canada for the capital construction of the Relief Line South and report back to City Council.

 

7.  City Council request the City Manager to work in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, and Metrolinx to develop an initial business case for the Relief Line North, as an extension of the Relief Line South alignment described in Recommendation 1, and report to City Council in the first quarter of 2018 with a preferred alignment and station locations.

 

8.  City Council request the City Manager to consider the following in the preparation of the report to City Council on the business case for the Relief Line North:

 

a.  renaming the Downtown Relief Line North to the Don Mills Subway Line,


b.  building a subway as part of the Don Mills line,


c.  a robust community consultation plan developed as part of planning the Don Mills line, and


d.  extending the Don Mills line north to the Sheppard subway line.

 

Yonge Subway Extension

 

9.  City Council request the City Manager and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, in partnership with Metrolinx and York Region to advance the planning and design of the Yonge Subway Extension, and report to City Council at the next decision gate with a Class 3 cost estimate and schedule, anticipated to be in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to the following:

 

a.  City/Toronto Transit Commission will own, operate, and maintain the future Yonge Subway Extension, recognizing it is an extension of Line 1 service;

 

b.  Toronto Transit Commission will be responsible for project management of project planning and design;

 

c.  York Region and/or Metrolinx will be responsible for the costs associated with the planning and design of the project and provide funding to the Toronto Transit Commission;

 

d.  all parties will agree to a procurement options analysis to assess the best project delivery model for the Yonge Subway Extension project; and

 

e.  Toronto Transit Commission will be responsible for future delivery of the Yonge Subway Extension project.

 

10.  City Council authorize the City Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx and York Region, to define roles and responsibilities as described in Recommendation 6, and ensure the Toronto Transit Commission recovers the full costs from Metrolinx and York Region of undertaking work required to develop a Class 3 cost estimate and schedule for the Yonge Subway Extension.

 

11.  City Council authorize the Mayor and the City Manager to negotiate funding agreements with York Region, the Province of Ontario and Government of Canada for the capital construction of the Yonge Subway Extension and report back to City Council.

 

12.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx to include in the reports on the Relief Line South, Relief Line North and the Yonge Subway Extension strategies to maximize the potential for mixed-income residential development as part of the planning and design of stations for the Relief Line South, Relief Line North and the Yonge Subway Extension.

 

Line 1 Capacity

 

13.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to undertake further analysis of forecasted Line 1 demand in 2031 and 2041, including the following:

 

a.  in consultation with Metrolinx, consider the potential impacts on Line 1 demand of different fare structure scenarios including but not limited to the concepts currently included in Metrolinx's ongoing Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Fare Integration Study;

 

b.  in consultation with York Region and Metrolinx, identify and evaluate other possible measures to address Line 1 demand; and

 

c.  report back to the Toronto Transit Commission Board and City Council at the next decision gate of the Yonge Subway Extension once a Class 3 cost estimate has been developed for the project, which is anticipated to be in the fourth quarter of 2019.

 

14.  City Council request the City Manager to forward this report to the Province of Ontario, Metrolinx and York Region for information.

Origin

(May 8, 2017) Report from the City Manager

Summary

This report was prepared in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

 

The purpose of this report is to recommend a final alignment for the Relief Line South, and advance planning and design for the Relief Line and Yonge Subway Extension (YSE) within the context of current demand forecasts for Line 1 (Yonge Subway).

 

Relief Line

 

The Relief Line South from Pape-Danforth to Downtown will be required by 2031 to reduce crowding on Line 1. This has been confirmed by several past studies including the Toronto Transit Commission's 2012 Downtown Rapid Transit Expansion Study (DRTES). Advancing work on the Relief Line South is a key priority for the City and Toronto Transit Commission.

 

The Relief Line Project Assessment was initiated in 2014 to identify an alignment and station locations for the Relief Line South. In July 2016, City Council approved a Pape-Eastern-Queen alignment subject to further assessment of a segment of the alignment between Queen Street and the area north of the GO tracks on Pape Avenue. Since July, the City and Toronto Transit Commission have undertaken further due diligence and extensive consultation with the local community to assess the alignment for the Relief Line South. As a result, this report recommends City Council approve a Carlaw alignment for the local segment of the Relief Line South in order for staff to complete the Environmental Assessment (EA)/Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP). Finalizing the project concept and moving to complete the Environmental Assessment / Transit Project Assessment Process process is a significant milestone in advancing this important project.

 

The next phase of work for the Relief Line South is to accelerate the planning and design, including developing a project budget and schedule (Class 3 cost estimate), which is approximately 15 to 30 percent design. This report recommends the City and Toronto Transit Commission in partnership with Metrolinx advance work on the Relief Line South and report back to City Council at the next decision gate for the project which includes a Class 3 cost estimate and schedule in 2019.

 

The Relief Line North (Pape-Danforth to Sheppard) will provide another travel alternative, divert demand from Line 1, and provide greater transit capacity to downtown. Given the long lead time required to plan complex infrastructure projects, this report recommends initiating the planning studies including the development of the initial business case for the Relief Line North in partnership with Metrolinx.

 

There is currently no commitment by any order of government to fund the capital costs of building the Relief Line. This report recommends City Council authorize the Mayor and City Manager to enter into discussions with the Provincial and Federal governments to identify sources of capital funding for the Relief Line South.

 

Yonge Subway Extension

 

The Yonge Subway Extension (YSE) is currently more advanced in the project development process than the Relief Line. An Environmental Assessment for the Yonge Subway Extension project was approved by City Council, York Region Council and Toronto Transit Commission Board in 2009.

 

This report recommends City Council authorize City and Toronto Transit Commission staff to undertake the planning and design required to advance to the next decision gate of the project, which includes developing a Class 3 cost estimate and schedule. The Toronto Transit Commission will project manage and lead the planning and design of the Yonge Subway Extension, with York Region and Metrolinx represented in the project team. The costs will be fully funded by the Province/Metrolinx and York Region. There is currently no commitment by any order of government to fund the capital costs of building the Yonge Subway Extension.

 

Line 1 Demand Forecasts

 

Demand forecasting to-date indicates that Line 1 will be at capacity in 2031 and the Relief Line South will be required. These projections also indicate that a future extension of the Relief Line North to Sheppard Avenue would provide benefits over the longer-term. Current forecasts are based on a network of currently funded/committed projects including the Toronto-York-Spadina Subway Extension, Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit, Scarborough Subway Extension, Sheppard East Light Rail Transit, Finch West Light Rail Transit, Regional Express Rail, and SmartTrack.

 

This report recommends advancing planning and design for the Relief Line South and Yonge Subway Extension in anticipation of both projects being in-service by 2031. Given the implications of the proposed Yonge Subway Extension on Line 1 demand, future project approvals for the Yonge Subway Extension beyond the current phase of work will continue to be considered within the context of Line 1 capacity analysis. City and Toronto Transit Commission will undertake further work to update modelling results in collaboration with Metrolinx and York Region.

 

The analysis will also assess the impacts of fare integration and local and regional service integration. This report also recommends the City and Toronto Transit Commission continue to work in partnership with Metrolinx and York Region to assess potential measures to address demand on Line 1. This analysis will be included in the report back to City Council and the Toronto Transit Commission Board at the next decision gate for the Yonge Subway Extension, anticipated in 2019.

Background Information

(May 8, 2017) Report from the City Manager on Advancing Planning and Design for the Relief Line and Yonge Subway Extension
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-103533.pdf
Attachment 1 - Relief Line South - Local Alignment Assessment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-103734.pdf

Communications

(April 7, 2017) E-mail from Simon Cohen (EX.Main.EX25.1.1)
(April 7, 2017) E-mail from Derek Finkle (EX.Main.EX25.1.2)
(April 14, 2017) E-mail from Andy Anthony (EX.Main.EX25.1.3)
(April 17, 2017) E-mail from Nancy Spence (EX.Main.EX25.1.4)
(April 17, 2017) E-mail from Michael Folland (EX.Main.EX25.1.5)
(May 2, 2017) E-mail from Marla Boltman (EX.Main.EX25.1.6)
(May 18, 2017) E-mail from Melissa Taylor (EX.Main.EX25.1.7)
(April 18, 2017) E-mail from Nicolette Holovaci (EX.Main.EX25.1.8)
(April 19, 2017) E-mail from James Elson (EX.Main.EX25.1.9)
(April 25, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Spence (EX.Main.EX25.1.10)
(April 26, 2017) E-mail from Ilana Shteinberg (EX.Main.EX25.1.11)
(May 2, 2017) E-mail from Christa Dickenson (EX.Main.EX25.1.12)
(May 4, 2017) E-mail from Imali Perera (EX.Main.EX25.1.13)
(May 8, 2017) E-mail from Elmar Maripuu (EX.Main.EX25.1.14)
(May 8, 2017) E-mail from Shereen Zahawi (EX.Main.EX25.1.15)
(May 8, 2017) E-mail from Sami Kazemi (EX.Main.EX25.1.16)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Chris Cockeram (EX.Supp.EX25.1.17)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Kasia Zahiri and family (EX.Supp.EX25.1.18)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Greg Court and family (EX.Supp.EX25.1.19)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Nicolette Holovaci (EX.Supp.EX25.1.20)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Bryce and Anne Tanner (EX.Supp.EX25.1.21)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from John Roy (EX.Supp.EX25.1.22)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Keith Bridger (EX.Supp.EX25.1.23)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Sue Birge (EX.Supp.EX25.1.24)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Lori Ongcangco (EX.Supp.EX25.1.25)
(May 9, 2017) E-mail from Gavin Platt (EX.Supp.EX25.1.26)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from John Roy (EX.Supp.EX25.1.27)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from Moira Noronha (EX.Supp.EX25.1.28)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from Elizabeth Kalbfleisch (EX.Supp.EX25.1.29)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from William R. Spence (EX.Supp.EX25.1.30)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from Samantha Spence (EX.Supp.EX25.1.31)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from Adam Levy (EX.Supp.EX25.1.32)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from Kelly Morris (EX.Supp.EX25.1.33)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from Cynthia Warner Beck (EX.Supp.EX25.1.34)
(May 10, 2017) E-mail from Nancy Spence (EX.Supp.EX25.1.35)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Ron Loranger (EX.Supp.EX25.1.36)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Steven Crozier and Christopher Saunders (EX.Supp.EX25.1.37)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Nick Spence (EX.Supp.EX25.1.38)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Edyth Karwecki (EX.Supp.EX25.1.39)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Dave Woods (EX.Supp.EX25.1.40)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Supp.EX25.1.41)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Rebecca Renwick (EX.Supp.EX25.1.42)
(May 11, 2017) E-mail from Colin and Ivana Campbell (EX.Supp.EX25.1.43)
(May 12, 2017) E-mail from Fragile Tossa (EX.Supp.EX25.1.44)
(May 15, 2017) E-mail from Terri Lang, Vice President Corporate Services and Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Ontario Science Centre (EX.Supp.EX25.1.45)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-69386.pdf
(May 15, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX25.1.46)
(May 15, 2017) Letter from Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (EX.Supp.EX25.1.47)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-69403.pdf
(May 15, 2017) Letter from Stephen Diamond, President and Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Corp. on behalf of Wynford Green Limited Partnership (EX.Supp.EX25.1.48)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-69405.pdf
(May 15, 2017) Submission from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX25.1.49)
(May 15, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Supp.EX25.1.50)
(May 15, 2017) E-mail from George Holovaci (EX.Supp.EX25.1.51)
(May 16, 2017) Submission from Hamish Wilson (EX.New.EX25.1.52)
(May 16, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.New.EX25.1.53)

Speakers

Wayne Emerson, Chair, York Region
Dave Barrow, Mayor, City of Richmond Hill
Frank Scarpitti, Mayor, City of Markham
Andrew Spence
Simon Cohen
Hamish Wilson
Cynthia Wilkey, Co-Chair, West Don Lands Committee
Miguel Avila-Velarde
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Jim Karygiannis
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Pam McConnell

Motions

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

That City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to prepare a cost benefit analysis between the "downtown" relief line and Sheppard Subway Extensions on Scarborough and North York relief line between Yonge and Sheppard and Downsview Station.


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

That the following be considered in the preparation of the report to City Council on the business case for the Relief Line North:

 

a.  renaming the Downtown Relief Line North to the Don Mills Subway Line,


b.  building a subway as part of the Don Mills line,


c.  a robust community consultation plan developed as part of planning the Don Mills line, and


d.  extending the Don Mills line north to the Sheppard subway line.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx to include in the reports on the Relief Line South, Relief Line North and the Yonge Subway Extension strategies to maximize the potential for mixed-income residential development as part of the planning and design of stations for the Relief Line South, Relief Line North and the Yonge Subway Extension.


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, report as soon as possible, and at the latest to the September 5, 2017 meeting of the Toronto Transit Commission Board, and the September 26, 2017 meeting of Executive Committee, on the requirement for and possible removal of the Bayview "Bus Ramp Easement" in the West Don Lands as it relates to City Council's consideration of the Relief Line Project and the build-out of the West Don Lands Precinct.


5 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council