Item - 2021.EX22.3

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on April 7, 2021 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on March 30, 2021 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on April 7, 2021.

EX22.3 - Surface Transit Network Plan - Consultation Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 7 and 8, 2021, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to add one consultation meeting in the north west area of the City to the four District-based Virtual Public Meetings outlined in the revised report (March 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, in both Phase 1 and 2, in consultation with the local Councillors.

 

2.  City Council amend the Consultation Plan by:

 

a.  deleting the word "five" and inserting the word "eight" under the bullet Feedback Survey on page five of the revised report (March 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services so that it now reads as follows:

 

Feedback survey: An online survey will be the primary tool used to gather public opinion on the focus and weighting of evaluation criteria and input on additional evaluation criteria. The survey will remain open for a total of eight weeks. The comment period will close two weeks after the final district-based meeting;

 

b.  amending the bullet One-window contact on page six of the revised report (March 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services so that it now reads as follows:

 

One-window contact: The public and stakeholders will have the option to submit questions and comments by phone, email, mail and petitions. Staff will track and respond to all comments and questions.

 

3.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to: 

 

a.  report on the number of participants per ward as part of the consultation and public meeting process; and

 

b.  ask residents if they are in favour, opposed or need more information on busways in general and specific bus ways under consideration, as part of the public consultation process.

 

4.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back to City Council on the outcome of the consultation and final Surface Transit Network Plan program in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Background Information (Committee)

(March 23, 2021) Revised report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Surface Transit Network Plan - Consultation Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-165093.pdf
(March 16, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Surface Transit Network Plan - Consultation Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-164970.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Apr-07-2021 11:35 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX22.3 - Adopt the Item
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Mike Colle, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Brad Bradford, Mark Grimes

Point of Privilege by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Carroll, on a Point of Privilege, stated that the reason that she was shaking her head was because Councillor Perruzza is asking questions about Toronto Transit Commission operations and the Item before Council is about Transportation Services inside the City of Toronto. Councillor Carroll further stated that she was being admonished by someone other than the Speaker and asked the Speaker to rule.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and ruled that Councillor Perruzza should keep his questions to the Item before Council.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Carroll, on a Point of Privilege, stated that the Speaker did not rule on her last Point of Privilege about being admonished by another Member of Council other than the Speaker and Councillor Carroll questioned why the Speaker is still allowing questions to be asked about Toronto Transit Commission operations to Transportation Services staff.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and ruled that the consultation plan is on Jane Street which will affect the number of buses along Jane Street and that is why the question is being asked.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Carroll, on a Point of Privilege, asked the Speaker to rule on who does the admonishing in the Council meeting, is it Members of Council or is it the Speaker.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Councillor Perruzza's questions were in order.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Anthony Perruzza

Councillor Perruzza, on a Point of Privilege, stated that he was not admonishing Councillor Carroll and apologized to Councillor Carroll.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and thanked Councillor Perruzza.

EX22.3 - Surface Transit Network Plan - Consultation Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to add one consultation meeting in the north west area of the City to the four District-based Virtual Public Meetings outlined in the revised report (March 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, in both Phase 1 and 2, in consultation with the local Councillors.

 

2.  City Council amend the Consultation Plan by:

 

a.  deleting the word "five" and inserting the word "eight" under the bullet Feedback Survey on page five of the revised report (March 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services so that it now reads as follows:

 

Feedback survey: An online survey will be the primary tool used to gather public opinion on the focus and weighting of evaluation criteria and input on additional evaluation criteria. The survey will remain open for a total of eight weeks. The comment period will close two weeks after the final district-based meeting;

 

b.  amending the bullet One-window contact on page six of the revised report (March 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services so that it now reads as follows:

 

One-window contact: The public and stakeholders will have the option to submit questions and comments by phone, email, mail and petitions. Staff will track and respond to all comments and questions.

 

3.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to: 

 

a.  report on the number of participants per ward as part of the consultation and public meeting process; and

 

b.  ask residents if they are in favour, opposed or need more information on busways in general and specific bus ways under consideration, as part of the public consultation process.

 

4.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back to City Council on the outcome of the consultation and final Surface Transit Network Plan program in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Origin

(March 16, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

This report details the proposed approach for public consultation of the Surface Transit Network Plan (STNP) and responds to Recommendation #2 of EX18.1 - Surface Transit Network Plan Update, adopted by City Council with amendments on November 25-26, 2020.

 

The Surface Transit Network Plan is a roadmap to guide the planning, implementation, operation, maintenance, and monitoring of Toronto's transit priority measures. The development and delivery of the Surface Transit Network Plan will involve a three-phased consultation approach. Consultation in Phases 1 and 2 will focus on the evaluation framework used to identify and prioritize surface transit corridors and develop the plan. 

 

Once Council approves the Surface Transit Network Plan, City staff will undertake corridor-specific studies to determine the feasibility, benefits and impacts of various transit priority measures, informed by community consultation (Phase 3).

 

In this third phase of consultation, more localized and targeted consultation will be undertaken along individual corridors to gather public input on the proposed transit priority measures for all road users and any potential relocation or removal of bus stops in conjunction with the TTC. The form and frequency of these corridor-specific consultations will be determined at a later stage of the project.

Background Information

(March 23, 2021) Revised report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Surface Transit Network Plan - Consultation Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-165093.pdf
(March 16, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Surface Transit Network Plan - Consultation Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-164970.pdf

Speakers

Councillor Anthony Perruzza

Motions

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

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to:

 

a.  report on the number of participants per ward as part of the consultation and public meeting process; and

 

b.  ask residents if they are in favour, opposed or need more information on busways in general and specific bus ways under consideration, as part of the public consultation process.


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

That:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to add one consultation meeting in the north west area of the City to the four District-based Virtual Public Meetings outlined in the revised report (March 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, in both Phase 1 and 2, in consultation with the local Councillors.

 

2.  City Council amend the Consultation Plan by:

 

a.  deleting the word "five" and inserting the word "eight" under the bullet Feedback Survey on page five of the revised report (March 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services so that it now reads as follows:

 

Feedback survey: An online survey will be the primary tool used to gather public opinion on the focus and weighting of evaluation criteria and input on additional evaluation criteria. The survey will remain open for a total of five eight weeks. The comment period will close two weeks after the final district-based meeting;

 

b.  amending the bullet One-window contact on page six of the revised report (March 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services so that it now reads as follows:

 

One-window contact: The public and stakeholders will have the option to submit questions and comments by phone, and email, mail and petitions. Staff will track and respond to all comments and questions.


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