Item - 2019.CC1.6

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 4, 2018 with amendments.

CC1.6 - Engagement with the Province on Toronto's Transit System

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on December 4, 5 and 13, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council reaffirm its support for keeping ownership of the Toronto Transit Commission in the City of Toronto. 

 

2. As City Council is charged with safeguarding City assets, City Council request the Province to demonstrate clearly and with evidence the goals they believe can only be achieved through a change in subway ownership.

 

3. City Council indicate its interest in working with the Province to get the Relief Line subway built as a priority and as quickly as possible. 

 

4. City Council request the Federal Government to hold a summit with representatives of the Federal, Provincial and City of Toronto governments, as soon as possible, recognizing the national significance of Toronto’s transit infrastructure, with a goal to develop a long-term plan for investment in transit infrastructure, including both capital and operating funding.

 

5. City Council authorize the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to negotiate a joint Terms of Reference to guide a discussion and information exchange process between the Province and the City on the alignment of transit responsibilities between the parties (the "Discussion") having regard to:

 

a. a jointly agreed upon set of objectives which give consideration to the City's following principles set out in Attachment 2 to the report (December 7, 2018) from the City Manager and the City Solicitor, as amended:

 

Guiding Principles

 

Good Governance

 

Accountability
Responsiveness to Community
Transparency
 

Policy and Operations

 

Safety and Security of the System
Preserving Mobility Options and a Seamless Journey
Ensure Accessible Local Service
Alignment of Infrastructure Investments with the City's Planning Objectives
Advance priority expansion projects underway
 

Funding

 

Financial Sustainability of the transit system and the implications for the City as a whole
Fair Allocation of Financial Obligations

 

 b. an evaluation of potential models and other policy options, including a comprehensive assessment of the potential risks, liabilities and implications, to achieve both the Province and City objectives; and
 

c. the inclusion of a public consultation process which results in a meaningful exchange of concerns and/or opportunities raised in transparent manner.

 

6. Conditional upon a joint Terms of Reference having been developed in accordance with Part 5 above to the City Manager's satisfaction, City Council authorize the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to engage, as requested by the Province, in the Discussion, based upon the joint Terms of Reference.

 

7. City Council also authorize the Mayor, the Chair, Toronto Transit Commission, the City Manager and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission and other relevant staff at the discretion of the City Manager, to engage in discussions with the Province on this matter and City Council direct the City Manager to report back as necessary.

 

8. City Council direct the City Manager to retain a third party validator for the City to determine all asset values. 

 

9. City Council request the City Manager to report to City Council in the first quarter of 2019 with an update on the process, and to seek such further authority to engage in the process as may be required.

 

10. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (December 7, 2018) from the City Manager and the City Solicitor remain confidential in its entirety as it contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

 

11. City Council forward a copy of City Council's decision to the Toronto Transit Commission Board for its information.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (December 7, 2018) from City Manager and the City Solicitor remains confidential in its entirety in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it contains advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Confidential Attachment - Advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege

Background Information (City Council)

(December 7, 2018) Report from the City Manager and the City Solicitor on Engagement with the Province on Toronto's Transit System (CC1.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122379.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1
Public Attachment 2 - Guiding Principles
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122443.pdf
Public Attachment 3 - Correspondence between the City of Toronto and Province of Ontario
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122444.pdf
Public Attachment 4 - "Special Advisor to Cabinet - Transit Upload and Transit Upload Advisory Panel" Terms of Reference
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122445.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(December 9, 2018) Letter from Carolyn Johnson and Angelo Bertolas Co-chairs, York Quay Neighbourhood Association (CC.Supp.CC1.6.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-88157.pdf
(December 11, 2018) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.CC1.6.2)
(December 11, 2018) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.CC1.6.3)
(December 12, 2018) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.CC1.6.4)

Motions (City Council)

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

That:

 

1. City Council reaffirm its support for keeping ownership of the Toronto Transit Commission in the City of Toronto. 

 

2. As City Council is charged with safeguarding City assets, City Council request the Province to demonstrate clearly and with evidence the goals they believe can only be achieved through a change in subway ownership.

 

3. City Council authorize the Mayor, the Chair, Toronto Transit Commission, the City Manager and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission and other relevant staff at the discretion of the City Manager, to engage in discussions with the Province on this matter and City Council direct the City Manager to report back as necessary.

 

4. City Council indicate its interest in working with the Province to get the Relief Line subway built as a priority and as quickly as possible.

 

5. City Council direct the City Manager to retain a third party validator for the City to determine all asset values. 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2018 4:43 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC1.6 - Tory - motion 1 - Part 1 only
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2018 4:43 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC1.6 - Tory - motion 1 - Part 2 only
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, 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 Shelley Carroll

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2018 4:44 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC1.6 - Tory - motion 1 - Part 3 only
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2018 4:44 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC1.6 - Tory - motion 1 - Part 4 only
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, 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 Shelley Carroll

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2018 4:45 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC1.6 - Tory - motion 1 - Part 5 only
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll

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

That City Council delete the recommendations from the City Manager and City Solicitor and adopt instead the following new recommendations:

 

1. City Council authorize the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to guide a discussion and information exchange process between the Province and the City to further the Province’s stated transit objectives, specifically:

 

a) more efficient and cost-effective construction of rapid transit projects; and

b) improved regional transit service across the Greater Toronto Area.

 

2. Should the Province introduce legislation affecting the City of Toronto's transit responsibilities, City Council request the City Manager to report to the next meeting of City Council with a comprehensive assessment of the potential risks, liabilities and implications, and to seek authority to engage with the Province as may be required.

 

3. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (December 7, 2018) remain confidential in its entirety as it contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

 

4. City Council forward a copy of this report to the TTC Board for its information. 

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-13-2018 4:40 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC1.6 - Matlow - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 3 Members that voted Yes are John Filion, Jim Karygiannis, Josh Matlow
Total members that voted No: 22 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll

3 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Lost)

That City Council amend Part 4 of motion 1 by Mayor Tory so that it now reads as follows:

 

4. City Council indicate its interest in working with the Province to get the Relief Line subway and the Sheppard Line subway extension to Scarborough built as a priority and as quickly as possible.

Vote (Amend Motion) Dec-13-2018 4:42 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC1.6 - Karygiannis - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 3 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai
Total members that voted No: 22 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll

4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

City Council request the federal government to hold a summit with representatives of the Federal, Provincial and City of Toronto governments, as soon as possible, recognizing the national significance of Toronto’s transit infrastructure, with a goal to develop a long-term plan for investment in transit infrastructure, including both capital and operating funding.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2018 4:45 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC1.6 - Layton - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Mike Colle, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll

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

That:

 

1. City Council amend Recommendation 1.c. so that it now reads:

 

c. the inclusion of a public consultation process which results in a meaningful exchange of concerns and/or opportunities raised in transparent manner.

 

2.  City Council amend the Guiding Principles in Attachment 2 by adding the words to Financial Sustainability so that it now reads:

 

  • Financial Sustainability of the transit system and the implications for the City as a whole

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-13-2018 4:41 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC1.6 - Fletcher - motion 5
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, 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 Shelley Carroll

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-13-2018 4:46 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC1.6 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council