Item - 2019.EX6.5

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 18, 2019 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on June 6, 2019 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on June 18, 2019.

EX6.5 - Status Update - Toronto-Ontario Transit Responsibilities Realignment Review

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 18 and 19, 2019, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager to include accessibility as a key focus of ongoing transit responsibility realignment discussions with Metrolinx and the Government of Ontario. 

 

2.  City Council direct the City Manager to request the Minister of Transportation and the Chief Executive Officer, Metrolinx to consult the Toronto Transit Commission's Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit in the planning of future transit expansion projects.

 

3.  City Council request the City Manager, the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office, and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to request the Ontario Minister of Transportation to continue with procurement and development for the Central Section of the proposed Ontario Line in so much as it is in-line with the City's approved Relief Line alignment, and that there are opportunities for schedule-compression through fast tracking.

 

4.  City Council request the City Manager, the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office, and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to ensure that future negotiations with the Ontario Government and update reports to City Council include consideration for the impacts of proposed Provincial priority projects on the City's Transit Network Plan, and that any modelling for proposed changes in alignment from the City's Network Plan include an evaluation of network impacts under a Network Plan scenario, and any alternative proposed scenarios.

 

5.  Given that the Province has not shared with City of Toronto staff and the Toronto Transit Commission the new technology the Province will deploy on the proposed $10.9 billion Ontario Relief Line, City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to report to the Executive Committee on the possible delays in the construction of the Relief Line and the strategies and plans needed to deal with the continued overcrowding on the Yonge Line that may be caused by those delays.

 

6.  City Council receive the report (June 3, 2019) from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services and the City Solicitor for information.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 3, 2019) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 on Status Update - Toronto-Ontario Transit Responsibilities Realignment Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-133869.pdf
(May 23, 2019) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services and the City Solicitor on Status Update - Toronto-Ontario Transit Responsibilities Realignment Review - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-133452.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 6, 2019) Letter from John Sewell (EX.New.EX6.5.1)
(June 6, 2019) Letter from John Wilson, Co-Chair, West Don Lands Committee (EX.New.EX6.5.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-95091.pdf
(June 6, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.New.EX6.5.3)

Communications (City Council)

(June 18, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.EX6.5.4)

Motions (City Council)

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

That:

 

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 of Ontario and the City of Toronto to further the Province of Ontario'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. City Council direct the City Manager to cease further engagement with the Province of Ontario on matters regarding the upload of Toronto’s existing subway network, including the exchange of confidential information toward that aim.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-18-2019 3:33 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX6.5 - Matlow - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 7 Members that voted Yes are Mike Colle, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 19 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Colle (Carried)

That, given the Province has not shared with City of Toronto staff and the Toronto Transit Commission the new technology the Province will deploy on the proposed $10.9 billion Ontario Relief Line, City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to report to the Executive Committee on the possible delays in the construction of the Relief Line and the strategies and plans needed to deal with the continued overcrowding on the Yonge Line that may be caused by those delays.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-18-2019 3:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX6.5 - Colle - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, 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: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Brad Bradford (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the City Manager, the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office, and the General Manager, Toronto Transit Commission to request the Ontario Minister of Transportation to continue with procurement and development for the Central Section of the proposed Ontario Line in so much as it is in-line with the City's approved Relief Line alignment, and that there are opportunities for schedule-compression through fast tracking.

 

2. City Council request the City Manager, the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office, and the General Manager, Toronto Transit Commission to ensure that future negotiations with the Ontario Government and update reports to City Council include consideration for the impacts of proposed Provincial priority projects on the City's Transit Network Plan, and that any modelling for proposed changes in alignment from the City's Network Plan include an evaluation of network impacts under a Network Plan scenario, and any alternative proposed scenarios.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-18-2019 3:35 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX6.5 - Bradford - motion 3 Part 1 only
Total members that voted Yes: 22 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, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Stephen Holyday, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-18-2019 3:36 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX6.5 - Bradford - motion 3 Part 2 only
Total members that voted Yes: 20 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Mike Colle, John Filion, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

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

That:

 

1. City Council direct the City Manager to include accessibility as a key focus of ongoing transit responsibility realignment discussions with Metrolinx and the Government of Ontario. 

 

2. City Council direct the City Manager to request the Minister of Transportation and the Chief Executive Officer, Metrolinx to consult the Toronto Transit Commission's Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit in the planning of future transit expansion projects.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-18-2019 3:37 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX6.5 - Robinson - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, 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: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-18-2019 3:38 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX6.5 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, 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: 0 Members that were absent are

EX6.5 - Status Update - Toronto-Ontario Transit Responsibilities Realignment Review

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the report (June 3, 2019) from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services and the City Solicitor for information.

Origin

(June 3, 2019) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services and the City Solicitor

Summary

This report responds to City Council’s request for the City Manager and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to provide regular updates on the status of engagement with the Province regarding the realignment of transit responsibilities.

 

Recent engagement with the Province has focused on the assessment of the Province's proposed changes to Toronto’s transit expansion program, including opportunities to advance funding from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan – Public Transit Infrastructure Fund Phase 2, and the significance and criticality of the $33.5 billion state of good repair needs as reflected in the Toronto Transit Commission Capital Improvement Plan.

 

City and Toronto Transit Commission staff have met with staff from Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario several times throughout the end of April and month of May to gain an understanding of the Provincial transit proposal. The conceptual plans that the Province has presented to City and Toronto Transit Commission staff have some positive aspects that could improve Toronto Transit Commission's rapid transit service and merit more analysis. The Ontario Line concept proposed by the Province is at an early stage of design. The Province has also committed to the Line 2 East Extension as a multiple-stop option, similar to that considered by Council in July 2016 (Item 2016.EX16.1).

 

The Province has confirmed its support for two of the City’s priorities for Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan – Public Transit Infrastructure Fund Phase 2 funding: the SmartTrack Stations Program and the Bloor-Yonge Capacity Improvement project. Toronto’s endorsement of the additional Provincial transit priorities for Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan – Public Transit Infrastructure Fund Phase 2 is subject to the completion of the assessment and further direction from City Council.

 

This report also provides an overview of Bill 107 - Getting Ontario Moving Act, which affects the City of Toronto's transit responsibilities. When enacted, Bill 107 will give authority to the Lieutenant Governor in Council to designate rapid transit projects by regulation as either "Sole Responsibility Projects" of Metrolinx or as being subject to Ministerial authority. On May 15, 2019 the Province posted a draft regulation that would designate three projects as being Sole Responsibility Projects: the Relief Line (North and South); the Line 2 East Extension; and the Line 1 Yonge Extension.

 

Continued engagement with the Province remains critical to providing City and Toronto Transit Commission staff the opportunity to discuss a wide-range of ongoing topics including:

 

- conducting the assessment of the Province's transit proposal;


- intergovernmental funding decisions under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan – Public Transit Infrastructure Fund Phase 2;


- funding requirements for the state of good repair of the existing network; and


- ensuring meaningful public consultation is conducted including the necessity of consultation with local communities regarding the Province’s transit proposal.

 
This report was prepared in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission.

Background Information

(June 3, 2019) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 on Status Update - Toronto-Ontario Transit Responsibilities Realignment Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-133869.pdf
(May 23, 2019) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services and the City Solicitor on Status Update - Toronto-Ontario Transit Responsibilities Realignment Review - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-133452.pdf

Communications

(June 6, 2019) Letter from John Sewell (EX.New.EX6.5.1)
(June 6, 2019) Letter from John Wilson, Co-Chair, West Don Lands Committee (EX.New.EX6.5.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-95091.pdf
(June 6, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.New.EX6.5.3)

Speakers

John Sewell
Robyn Vilde, TTC Riders
John Wilson, West Don Lands Committee
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Motions

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