Item - 2020.MM16.8

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on February 26, 2020 without amendments.

MM16.8 - The Delay of the Eglinton Crosstown by the Province's Metrolinx - by Councillor Mike Colle, seconded by Councillor Josh Matlow

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on February 26, 2020, adopted the following:


1.  City Council request the City Manager and Mayor John Tory to request an emergency meeting with the Provincial Minister of Transportation, Caroline Mulroney and the Metrolinx Board of Directors Chair, Donald Wright, for the purpose of helping small businesses encompassed within the 12 Business Improvement Areas along and adjacent to Eglinton Avenue survive given the Eglinton Crosstown Project has been delayed again; the purpose of this meeting is to request that the Province of Ontario and Metrolinx immediately implement an Eglinton Avenue Small Business survival plan that includes:


1.  an Eglinton Avenue small business recovery and sustainability compensation plan so remaining small business can keep their doors open through another 2 years of construction until the end of 2022;


2.  a report on the feasibility of phasing in the opening of the Eglinton Crosstown by separating out the portion of the Eglinton Crosstown from Mount Dennis Station to the Cedervale Station (Eglinton West), so that at minimum one section of the Eglinton Crosstown line is operational at an earlier date than sometime "well into 2022"; and


3.  an immediate construction equipment clean-up to remove as much as possible of the heavy equipment trailers from public sidewalks and road allowances, so that small businesses will no longer have their storefronts blocked and obstructed.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(February 24, 2020) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (MM.Supp.MM16.8.1)
(February 24, 2020) E-mail from Lais Fabricio, The Eglinton Way Business Improvement Area (MM.Supp.MM16.8.2)
(February 25, 2020) Letter from Nick Alampi, Chair, Board of Management, York-Eglinton Business Improvement Area (MM.New.MM16.8.3)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM16.8 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
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