Item - 2022.EX33.1

Tracking Status

EX33.1 - Metrolinx Transit Expansion Projects - Second Quarter 2022

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 15 and 16, 2022, adopted the following:

 

Ontario Line Lakeshore East Joint Corridor Early Works

 

1. City Council approve the temporary bicycle lane closures on Logan Avenue for the purpose of Ontario Line Early Works construction, as follows:

 

a. temporary closure of the northbound and southbound bicycle lanes to bicyclists on Logan Avenue, respectively, between Dundas Street East and a point 150 metres north, from April 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024, inclusive;

 

b. temporary closure of the northbound bicycle lane to bicyclists on Logan Avenue, between Dundas Street East and a point 150 metres north, from January 1, 2025 to March 31, 2025, inclusive;

 

c. temporary closure of the southbound bicycle lane to bicyclists on Logan Avenue, between Dundas Street East and a point 150 metres north, from April 1, 2025 to May 31, 2025, inclusive; and

 

d. temporary closure of the northbound and southbound bicycle lanes to bicyclists on Logan Avenue, respectively, between Dundas Street East and a point 150 metres north, from June 1, 2025 to July 31, 2025, inclusive.

 

2. City Council approve the traffic regulation amendments on Logan Avenue associated with the Ontario Line Early Works construction and authorize the requisite associated amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking as follows:

 

a. prohibit stopping of vehicular traffic at all times on the east side of Logan Avenue, between a point 39 metres north of Dundas Street East and a point 111 metres further north, from October 1, 2023 to July 31, 2025, inclusive; and

 

b. prohibit stopping of vehicular traffic at all times on the west side of Logan Avenue, between a point 37 metres north of Dundas Street East and a point 113 metres further north, from October 1, 2023 to July 31, 2025, inclusive.

 

3. City Council approve the temporary bicycle lane and traffic lane closures on Dundas Street East for the purpose of Ontario Line Early Works construction, as follows:

 

a. temporary closure of the eastbound and westbound dedicated bicycle lanes to bicyclists on Dundas Street East, between Logan Avenue and Wardell Street, from April 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024 and from January 1, 2025 to July 31, 2025, inclusive;

 

b. temporary closure of the westbound left-turn lane for vehicular traffic on Dundas Street East, from Wardell Street and a point 39 metres east, from April 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024 and from January 1, 2025 to July 31, 2025, inclusive; and

 

c. temporary closure of the eastbound left-turn lane for vehicular traffic on Dundas Street East, from Logan Avenue to a point 27 metres west, from April 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024 and from January 1, 2025 to July 31, 2025, inclusive.

 

4. City Council approve the traffic regulation amendments on Dundas Street East associated with the Ontario Line Early Works construction and authorize the requisite associated amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking as follows:

 

a. prohibit west bound left-turn movements for vehicular traffic on Dundas Street East at Wardell Street, from April 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024 and from January 1, 2025 to July 31, 2025, inclusive; and

 

b. prohibit eastbound left-turn movements for vehicular traffic on Dundas Street East at Logan Avenue, from April 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024 and from January 1, 2025 to July 31, 2025, inclusive.

 

5. City Council approve the temporary lane closures for pedestrians and vehicular traffic on Queen Street East for the purpose of the Ontario Line Early Works construction, as follows:

 

a. temporary closure of the north sidewalk for pedestrians on Queen Street East, between De Grassi Street and McGee Street, from June 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023 and from November 1, 2024 to November 30, 2024, inclusive;

 

b. temporary closure of the westbound curb lane for vehicular traffic on Queen Street East, between De Grassi Street and a point 40 metres west of Empire Avenue, from June 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023 and from November 1, 2024 to February 28, 2025, inclusive;

 

c. temporary closure of the south sidewalk for pedestrians on Queen Street East, between Strange Street and McGee Street, from April 1, 2023 to May 30, 2023, from December 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023, and March 1, 2025 to March 31, 2025, inclusive; and

 

d. temporary closure of the eastbound curb lane for vehicular traffic on Queen Street East, between Strange Street and McGee Street, from April 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023, December 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024, and March 1, 2025 to June 30, 2025, inclusive.

 

6. City Council approve the traffic regulation amendments on Queen Street East associated with the Ontario Line Early Works construction and authorize the requisite associated amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 910, Parking Machines and Meters and Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking as follows:

 

a. rescind the existing parking machine regulation in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday; 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, at a rate of $2.00 per hour and for a maximum period of three hours, on the north side of Queen Street East, between McGee Street and a point 40 metres west of Empire Avenue, from June 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023 and from November 1, 2024 to February 28, 2025, inclusive;

 

b. prohibit stopping of vehicular traffic at all times on the north side of Queen Street East, between De Grassi Street and a point 40 metres west of Empire Avenue, from June 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023 and from November 1, 2024 to February 28, 2025, inclusive;

 

c. rescind the existing stopping prohibition in effect from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays on the south side of Queen Street East, between Strange Street and McGee Street, from April 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023, December 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024, and March 1, 2025 to June 30, 2025, inclusive; and

 

d. prohibit stopping of vehicular traffic at all times on the south side of Queen Street East, between Strange Street and McGee Street, from April 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023, December 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024, and March 1, 2025 to June 30, 2025, inclusive.

 

7. City Council approve the traffic regulation amendments on De Grassi Street associated with the Ontario Line Early Works construction and authorize the requisite associated amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 925, Permit Parking as follows:

 

a. rescind the existing permit parking regulation in effect from 12:01 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. daily and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday on the odd (east) side of De Grassi Street, from Queen Street East to a point 30 metres further north, from November 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025, inclusive.

 

8. City Council approve the temporary lane closures on Eastern Avenue for the purpose of the Ontario Line Early Works construction, as follows:

 

a. temporary closure of the westbound curb lane on Eastern Avenue for vehicular traffic, between 10 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 70 metres east of Lewis Street, from November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2026, inclusive; and

 

b. temporary closure of the eastbound curb lane on Eastern Avenue for vehicular traffic, between 50 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 50 metres east of Lewis Street, from November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2026, inclusive.

 

9. City Council approve the traffic regulation amendments on Eastern Avenue associated with the Ontario Line Early Works construction and authorize the requisite associated amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking as follows:

 

a. rescind the existing stopping prohibition in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays on the north side of Eastern Avenue, between 30 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 50 metres east of Lewis Street, from November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2026, inclusive;

 

b. prohibit stopping of vehicular traffic at all times on the north side of Eastern Avenue, between 30 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 50 metres east of Lewis Street, from November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2026, inclusive;

 

c. rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times on the north side of Eastern Avenue between 30 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 50 metres east of Lewis Street;

 

d. rescind the existing stopping prohibition in effect from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays on the south side of Eastern Avenue, between 30 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 50 metres east of Lewis Street, from November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2026, inclusive;

 

e. rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times on the south side of Eastern Avenue between 30 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 40.3 metres further west; and

 

f. prohibit stopping of vehicular traffic at all times on the south side of Eastern Avenue, between 30 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 50 metres east of Lewis Street, from November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2026, inclusive.

 

10. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways, to delegate to the General Manager, Transportation Services, until December 31, 2026, inclusive, the authority to temporarily close to pedestrians and vehicular traffic highways or portion of highways for a period up to and including 365 consecutive days but ending no later than December 31, 2026, inclusive, with the exception of those highways listed in Section 937-4 of Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways, as required for the purpose of the construction of the Ontario Line Early Works in the Lakeshore East Joint Corridor and City Council exempt the General Manager, Transportation Services, in carrying out this delegated authority from Section 937-5 of Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways, that being the requirement to notify the local Ward Councillor of the pending closure and the requirement to report on the proposed closure if so requested by the local Ward Councillor.

 

11. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures, to provide that the current delegation to Community Council to temporarily close public lanes or public alleys, local roads, collector roads, and minor arterial roads, and major arterial roads on which the proposal complies with all relevant City by-laws and policies does not include closures delegated to the General Manager, Transportation Services, in carrying out the authority in Part 10 above.

 

12. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to request Metrolinx to expand its use of a 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline to accept and track complaints and reports of issues associated with the Ontario Line Early Works construction in the Lakeshore East Joint Corridor.

 

13. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to work with Metrolinx to provide details of long-term road occupancy permits to the public on project websites, consistent with current practices deployed on the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit, Finch West Light Rail Transit and GO Expansion.

 

14. City Council approve the temporary closure of the southbound curb lane and adjacent pavement shoulder to vehicular traffic on the Don Valley Parkway, between 150 metres north of the Leaside Bridge and a point 550 metres south of the Leaside bridge, from 11:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022 to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022 and from 11:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022 to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2022 to facilitate the borehole work related to the Metrolinx Ontario Line project.

 

15. In the event of that the borehole work cannot occur on the dates and times referenced in Part 14 above because of poor weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances, City Council approve the temporary closure to vehicular traffic of the southbound curb lane and adjacent pavement shoulder on the Don Valley Parkway, between 150 metres north of the Leaside Bridge and a point 550 metres south of the Leaside bridge, from 11:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022 to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 22, 2022 and from 11:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022 to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2022 to facilitate the borehole work related to the Metrolinx Ontario Line project.

 

16. City Council approve the temporary closure to vehicular traffic of the southbound curb lane and adjacent pavement shoulder on the Don Valley Parkway, between 150 metres north of the Leaside Bridge and a point 550 metres south of the Leaside bridge, from 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 to 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, from 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 to 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 and from 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 to 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 to facilitate the water level monitoring work related to the Metrolinx Ontario Line project.

 

17. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary Bills to give effect to City Council's decision and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor or the General Manager, Transportation Services in order to give effect to Parts 1 to 16 above.

 

18. City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, in consultation with Metrolinx, the Transit Expansion Office, the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, and the local Business Improvement Areas, to develop a program to measure baseline conditions of small businesses on Queen Street East, and monitor the impacts of the Ontario Line construction on the viability of local businesses, and request Metrolinx to fund this initiative. 

 

19. City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to request Metrolinx to fund and develop a business compensation program and a program of financial supports for Business Improvement Areas similar to the Eglinton Crosstown Support Program in consultation with the Business Improvement Area Office, the Transit Expansion Office, the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, and the local Business Improvement Areas and communicate the details of that program to all stakeholders. 

 

20. City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to request Metrolinx, in consultation with the Transit Expansion Office, the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, Transportation Services, the Lakeshore East Community Advisory Committee and the local Business Improvement Areas, to develop a program of enhanced cleaning of the construction sites of the Ontario line and a broad radius around; such program should be inclusive of property such as business facades, Business Improvement Area streetscape assets, and Privately-Owned Publicly Accessible Spaces, and cleaning activities should include stray garbage collection, garbage bin collection, dust remediation and pressure washing, snow removal, graffiti removal and coverup, poster and sticker removal, maintenance of protected trees and planting zones, and the provision of window washing, and as requested in Item 2021.IE19.10, this enhanced cleaning program be included in Metrolinx's tendering documents for the construction of the Ontario Line. 

 

21. City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to instruct the new Business Improvement Area Ontario Line Ambassador to meet, in the first week of their employment, with the local Business Improvement Area offices. 

 

22. City Council request the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to request Metrolinx to invite local Business Improvement Areas to Construction Liaison Committees and to create a Business Improvement Area Construction Liaison Committee for Business Improvement Areas all along the Ontario Line. 

 

23. City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to work with Metrolinx and the Chief Communications Officer to develop a coordinated, comprehensive and proactive communication plan, in consultation with the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas and the local Business Improvement Areas, to foster the viability of local businesses impacted by the construction of the Ontario Line. 

 

24. City Council request the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to review the Council decision in Item 2021.IE19.10 as part of the deliberations in Parts 18 to 23 above and provide an update on all of these Parts to the first meeting of the Economic and Community Development Committee in 2023. 

 

25. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to work with Metrolinx to further refine the Transportation Mitigation Plan, in consultation with local Business Improvement Areas, the Lakeshore East Community Advisory Committee and the local ward Councillor for the Ontario Line Construction by:

 

a. requesting Metrolinx to provide traffic control persons at the Pedestrian Crossovers at Queen and Empire, and Queen and Boulton, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on all days where either the north or south sidewalk under the Queen Street Bridge is closed except when a City Crossing Guard is present;

 

b. requesting Metrolinx to provide traffic control persons at all signalized intersections, pedestrian crossovers, or other areas along the truck haul routes during any hours where trucks are in use, and that any additional locations be determined by the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Ward Councillor;

 

c. working with Metrolinx to minimize sidewalk, bike lane and parking space closures;

 

d. working with Metrolinx to create reasonable loading zones and a delivery hours regime for business operations and where that is not possible, request Metrolinx to fund and coordinate safe courier services to businesses;

 

e. requesting Metrolinx to make sure all pedestrian walkways in the construction area are well lit and include attractive features, such as public art, as required with construction hoarding by the City for other projects;

 

f. requesting Metrolinx to limit full road closures to Mondays and Tuesdays to minimize impacts to business operations, and where this is not possible, directly compensate businesses for their lost revenue;

 

g. working with Metrolinx to create signage and promotions that encourage everyone, including Metrolinx's contractors, to walk, cycle, use public transit or find other means to shop, eat and use services of local businesses impacted by the construction of the Ontario Line;

 

h. reviewing and enhancing if needed the coordination of the Ontario Line construction work with relevant Toronto Transit Commission and City capital projects and private development construction;

 

i. working with Metrolinx, the Chief Communications Officer and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to develop a coordinated, comprehensive and proactive  communication plan, in consultation with local Business Improvement Areas, Lakeshore East and other appropriate Community Advisory Committees and local Ward Councillors, to enhance public awareness of the construction impacts of the Ontario Line on the transportation system; and

 

j. providing an update report on Part 24 above to the first meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council in 2023.

  

26. City Council request the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office and the General Manager, Transportation Services to report on Metrolinx's proposals for a First Avenue Plaza and related walkway to the first meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council in 2023, and in the interim keep the impacted community and local Ward Councillor updated on the matter. 

 

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Long-Term Road Closures for Elevated Guideway and Tunnel Portal Construction and Scarborough Subway Extension LS2 Diversion Road

 

27. City Council authorize installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Richview Road and Scarlett Road.

 

28. City Council approve a temporary closure to pedestrian traffic of the north sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue West, between Scarlett Road and a point 450 metres west, from April 1, 2025 to September 30, 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

29. City Council approve a temporary closure to vehicular traffic of the westbound curb and median lanes on Eglinton Avenue West, between Scarlett Road and a point 450 metres west, from April 1, 2025 to September 30, 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

30. City Council approve a temporary closure to pedestrian traffic of the north sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue West, between Scarlett Road and a point 230 metres east, from October 1, 2024 to September 30, 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

31. City Council approve a temporary closure to pedestrian traffic of the north sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue West, between a point 275 metres east of Scarlett Road and Emmett Avenue, from October 1, 2024 to September 30, 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

32. City Council approve a temporary closure to pedestrian traffic of the north sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue West, between Emmett Avenue and Jane Street, from October 1, 2024 to September 30, 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

33. City Council approve a temporary closure to vehicular traffic of the westbound curb lane on Eglinton Avenue West, between Scarlett Road and a point 230 metres east, from October 1, 2024 to September 30, 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

34. City Council designate the northerly westbound lane on Eglinton Avenue West, between Scarlett Road and a point 200 metres east, for westbound right-turns only.

 

35. City Council approve a temporary closure to pedestrian traffic of the north sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue West, between a point 170 metres west of Pearen Street and a point 230 metres further west, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

36. City Council approve a temporary closure to cycling and pedestrian traffic of the north side multi-use trail on Eglinton Avenue West, between Jane Street and Glenvalley Drive, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

37. City Council approve a temporary closure to vehicular traffic of the westbound curb lane on Eglinton Avenue West, between a point 120 metres east of Jane Street and Weston Road, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

38. City Council approve a temporary closure to pedestrian traffic of the north sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue West, between Weston Road and a point 250 metres east, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

39. City Council approve a temporary closure to cycling and pedestrian traffic of the north side multi-use trail on Eglinton Avenue West, between Weston Road and a point 250 metres east, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

40. City Council approve a temporary closure to vehicular traffic of the westbound curb lane on Eglinton Avenue West, between Weston Road and a point 180 metres east, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

41. City Council approve a temporary closure to vehicular traffic of the eastbound curb lane on Eglinton Avenue West, between a point 30 metres east of Jane Street and Keelesdale Road, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

42. City Council approve the installation of temporary protected two-way cycle tracks in the eastbound curb lane on Eglinton Avenue West, between a point 30 metres east of Jane Street and Keelesdale Road, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

43. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West, between a point 30 metres east of Jane Street and Keelesdale Road, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

44. City Council temporarily close Eglinton Avenue East, between Midland Avenue and Huntington Avenue, to both pedestrians and vehicular traffic from October 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024, inclusive, for purposes of the Scarborough Subway Extension project.

 

45. City Council authorize public highway designation for the diversion road, to be known as the "Eglinton Avenue East diversion road", between Midland Avenue and Huntington Avenue, as shown in Attachment 1 to the report (May 25, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office to become effective upon the registration of the transfer to the City of the required interest in lands forming the diversion road and the registration of the highway dedication by-law on those lands.

 

46. City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to take all steps necessary to implement the proposed dedication referred to in Part 45 above, including requesting the City Solicitor to prepare and submit the relevant Bills and to pay any costs necessary to register the resultant By-laws, if required.

 

47. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate, enter into and execute an agreement with Metrolinx on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services, in relation to, among other things, the construction, maintenance and warranty work of the diversion road;  as well as  to negotiate, enter into and execute any necessary agreements and documents, and take steps and measures necessary, on behalf of the City, to temporarily exercise the City's authority.

 

48. City Council designate a 40 kilometre per hour speed limit on the Eglinton Avenue East diversion road, between Midland Avenue and Huntington Avenue.

 

49. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on both sides of the Eglinton Avenue East diversion road, between Midland Avenue and Huntington Avenue.

 

50. City Council approve a temporary closure to vehicular traffic of Commonwealth Avenue at Eglinton Avenue East, from October 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024, inclusive, for purposes of the Scarborough Subway Extension project.

 

51. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, in issuing any requisite permits to include additional permit terms and conditions as the General Manager, Transportation Services deems necessary and appropriate.

 

52. City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to submit directly to City Council at the appropriate time any necessary Bills to amend the appropriate City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapters, and any Schedules to the Chapters, to reinstate the traffic and parking regulations to what they were immediately prior to the By-law amendments made in connection with the report (May 25, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office. 

 

53. City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to submit directly to City Council at the appropriate time any necessary Bills to amend the effective date of any dedication By-law(s) and/or traffic and parking regulation by-law(s) made in connection with the report (May 25, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office to, among other things, insert a specific effective date, in order to give effect to Parts 35 to 51, inclusive, above.

 

54. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary Bills to give effect to City Council's decision and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor or the General Manager, Transportation Services in order to give effect to Parts 27 to 53, inclusive, above.

 

General

 

55. City Council authorize the Director, Transaction Services, Corporate Real Estate Management to enter into and execute an agreement (the "Agreement") and/or any such ancillary or related agreements, amendments, extensions and renewals as may be necessary with respect to the transfer of the City-owned property at 1269 Danforth Road to Metrolinx at less than fair market value but at the cost the City paid for the property in 2018, plus all additional City costs associated with the expropriation and demolition of the property as outlined in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (May 25, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office all on such terms and conditions as are satisfactory to the  Director, Transaction Services, Corporate Real Estate Management and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

56. City Council request that any additional costs or savings related to the compliance by Metrolinx to the City's Fair Wage Policy be identified in any future reports to City Council which seek approval for additional works projects.

 

57. City Council authorize the public release of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (May 25, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office, following the closing of the transaction under the Agreement.

 

58. City Council authorize the proceeds from the disposition of 1269 Danforth Road be deposited in the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund (XR1012).

 

59. City Council reaffirm its request through the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office in Motion 2022.MM43.34 headed "Running the Elevated Segment of Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Underground" that Metrolinx report back to City Council on their assessment of running the elevated segment of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension underground, including any options that may exist to accommodate this change.                     

 

60. City Council request Metrolinx to expedite its response to City Council's concerns with respect to items related to the routing of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, including the routing of the elevated structure through parkland as opposed to a route at the side of Eglinton Avenue, and matters which may make an impact on the recommended closure of some access points to the Mount Dennis transit hubs, and City Council request the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office to inform Metrolinx that the findings of that report will be taken into account in reviewing some of the authorities set out in the recommendations made in the report (May 25, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (May 25, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office remains confidential at this time in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it pertains to a proposed or pending disposition of land by the City of Toronto.  Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (May 25, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office will be made public following the closing of the transaction under the Agreement.

Public Notice Given

Confidential Attachment - Proposed or pending disposition of land by the City of Toronto.

Background Information (Committee)

(May 25, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and Executive Director, Transit Expansion Division on Metrolinx Transit Expansion Projects - Second Quarter 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-226597.pdf
Attachment 1 - SSE Eglinton Avenue East Temporary Diversion Road Drawing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-226598.pdf
Attachment 2 - City Council Decision History
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-226599.pdf
Attachment 3 - Metrolinx's approach to Indigenous engagement at the First Parliament and future Corktown Station sites
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-226600.pdf
Attachment 4 - Metrolinx's Community Benefits/Supports Approach
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-226601.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - 1269 Danforth Avenue
(June 1, 2022) Public Notice from the City of Toronto on considering the temporary removal of permit parking spaces on De Grassi Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-226611.pdf
(June 1, 2022) Public Notice from the City of Toronto on amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-226616.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(June 15, 2022) Supplementary Report from the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office on Metrolinx Response to City's Fair Wage Policy Request (EX33.1a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-227517.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 5, 2022) E-mail from Antonio J Pacheco (EX.Supp)
(June 3, 2022) E-mail from Tanya Connors (EX.Supp)
(June 6, 2022) Letter from Mike Mattos, Judith Hayes, and Rick Ciccarelli, Team Leads, Mount Dennis ecoNeighbourhood Initiative (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-151090.pdf
(June 6, 2022) E-mail from Heather McKinnon (EX.Supp)
(June 7, 2022) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp)
(June 7, 2022) E-mail from Susan McMurray, Executive Assistant, Toronto and York Region Labour Council (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-151422.pdf
(June 7, 2022) Submission from Neiland Brissenden, on behalf of Stop the Trains in Our Parks (STOP) community group (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-151428.pdf
(June 8, 2022) Petition from Sarah Castilho (EX.Supp)
(June 8, 2022) E-mail from Anna-Louise Richardson, Friends of Smythe Park (EX.Supp)
(June 8, 2022) Letter from Mike Gallagher, Business Manager, International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793 (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-151497.pdf
(June 8, 2022) Letter from Kevin Rupasinghe (EX.New)

Communications (City Council)

(June 10, 2022) Letter from Patrick McManus, Executive Director, Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Contractors Association (GTSWCA) and Andy Manahan, Executive Director, Toronto and Area Road Builders Association (TARBA) (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-152197.pdf
(June 14, 2022) Letter from Jennifer Lay, Executive Director, Riverside Business Improvement Area (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-152667.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, in consultation with Metrolinx, the Transit Expansion Office, the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, and the local Business Improvement Areas, to develop a program to measure baseline conditions of small businesses on Queen Street East, and monitor the impacts of the Ontario Line construction on the viability of local businesses, and request Metrolinx to fund this initiative.

 

2. City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to request Metrolinx to fund and develop a business compensation program and a program of financial supports for Business Improvement Areas similar to the Eglinton Crosstown Support Program in consultation with the Business Improvement Area Office, Transit Expansion Office, Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, and the local Business Improvement Areas; and communicate the details of that program to all stakeholders.

 

3. City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to request Metrolinx, in consultation with the Transit Expansion Office, the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, Transportation Services, the Lakeshore East CAC and the local Business Improvement Areas, to develop a program of enhanced cleaning of the construction sites of the Ontario line and a broad radius around; and should be inclusive of property such as business facades, Business Improvement Area streetscape assets, and Privately-Owned Publicly Accessible Spaces, with cleaning activities should include stray garbage collection, garbage bin collection, dust remediation and pressure washing, snow removal, graffiti removal and coverup, poster and sticker removal, maintenance of protected trees and planting zones, and the provision of window washing; and as requested in Item 2021.IE19.10, this enhanced cleaning program be included in Metrolinx's tendering documents for the construction of the Ontario Line.

 

4. City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to instruct the new Business Improvement Area Ontario Line Ambassador to meet, in the first week of their employment, with the local Business Improvement Area offices.

 

5. City Council request the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to request Metrolinx to invite local Business Improvement Areas to Construction Liaison Committees and to create a Business Improvement Area Construction Liaison Committee for Business Improvement Areas all along the Ontario Line.

 

6. City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to work with Metrolinx and the Chief Communications Officer to develop a coordinated, comprehensive and proactive communication plan, in consultation with the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas and the local Business Improvement Areas, to foster the viability of local businesses impacted by the construction of the Ontario Line.

 

7. City Council request the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to review the Council decision in Item 2021.IE19.10 as part of the deliberations in Parts 1 to 6 above and provide an update on all of these Parts to the first meeting of the Economic and Community Development Committee in 2023.

 

8. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to work with Metrolinx to further refine the Transportation Mitigation Plan, in consultation with local Business Improvement Areas, Lakeshore East CAC and the local ward Councillor for the Ontario Line Construction by:

 

a. requesting Metrolinx to provide traffic control persons at the Pedestrian Crossovers at Queen and Empire, and Queen and Boulton, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on all days where either the north or south sidewalk under the Queen Street Bridge is closed except when a City Crossing Guard is present;

 

b. requesting Metrolinx to provide traffic control persons at all signalized intersections, pedestrian crossovers, or other areas along the truck haul routes during any hours where trucks are in use, and that any additional locations be determined by the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Ward Councillor;

 

c. working with Metrolinx to minimize sidewalk, bike lane and parking space closures;

 

d. working with Metrolinx to create reasonable loading zones and a delivery hours regime for business operations and where that is not possible request Metrolinx to fund and coordinate safe courier services to businesses;

 

e. requesting Metrolinx to make sure all pedestrian walkways in the construction area are well lit and include attractive features, such as public art, as required with construction hoarding by the City for other projects;

 

f. requesting Metrolinx limit full road closures to Mondays and Tuesdays to minimize impacts to business operations, and where this is not possible, directly compensate businesses for their lost revenue;

 

g. working with Metrolinx to create signage and promotions that encourage everyone, including Metrolinx's contractors, to walk, cycle, use public transit or find other means to shop, eat and use services of local businesses impacted by the construction of the Ontario Line;

 

h. reviewing and enhancing if needed the coordination of the Ontario Line construction work with relevant Toronto Transit Commission and City capital projects and private development construction;

 

i. working with Metrolinx, the Chief Communications Officer and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to develop a coordinated, comprehensive and proactive  communication plan, in consultation with local Business Improvement Areas, Lakeshore East and other appropriate CACs and local Ward Councillors, to enhance public awareness of the construction impacts of the Ontario Line on the transportation system; and

 

j. providing an update report on Part 7 above to the first meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council in 2023.

 

9. City Council request the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office and the General Manager, Transportation Services to report on Metrolinx's proposals for a First Avenue Plaza and related walkway to the first meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council in 2023; and in the interim keep the impacted community and local Ward Councillor updated on the matter.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-16-2022 12:21 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX33.1 - Fletcher - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Robin Buxton Potts, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request that any additional costs or savings related to the compliance by Metrolinx to the City's Fair Wage Policy be identified in any future reports to City Council which seek approval for additional works projects.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-16-2022 12:22 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX33.1 - Holyday - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 15 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Robin Buxton Potts, Mike Colle, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-16-2022 12:24 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX33.1 - Adopt the Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Robin Buxton Potts, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Brad Bradford, Jennifer McKelvie

EX33.1 - Metrolinx Transit Expansion Projects - Second Quarter 2022

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Confidential Attachment - Proposed or pending disposition of land by the City of Toronto.

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

Ontario Line Lakeshore East Joint Corridor Early Works

 

1. City Council approve the temporary bicycle lane closures on Logan Avenue for the purpose of Ontario Line Early Works construction, as follows:

 

a. temporary closure of the northbound and southbound bicycle lanes to bicyclists on Logan Avenue, respectively, between Dundas Street East and a point 150 metres north, from April 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024, inclusive;

 

b. temporary closure of the northbound bicycle lane to bicyclists on Logan Avenue, between Dundas Street East and a point 150 metres north, from January 1, 2025 to March 31, 2025, inclusive;

 

c. temporary closure of the southbound bicycle lane to bicyclists on Logan Avenue, between Dundas Street East and a point 150 metres north, from April 1, 2025 to May 31, 2025, inclusive; and

 

d. temporary closure of the northbound and southbound bicycle lanes to bicyclists on Logan Avenue, respectively, between Dundas Street East and a point 150 metres north, from June 1, 2025 to July 31, 2025, inclusive.

 

2. City Council approve the traffic regulation amendments on Logan Avenue associated with the Ontario Line Early Works construction and authorize the requisite associated amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking as follows:

 

a. prohibit stopping of vehicular traffic at all times on the east side of Logan Avenue, between a point 39 metres north of Dundas Street East and a point 111 metres further north, from October 1, 2023 to July 31, 2025, inclusive; and

 

b. prohibit stopping of vehicular traffic at all times on the west side of Logan Avenue, between a point 37 metres north of Dundas Street East and a point 113 metres further north, from October 1, 2023 to July 31, 2025, inclusive.

 

3. City Council approve the temporary bicycle lane and traffic lane closures on Dundas Street East for the purpose of Ontario Line Early Works construction, as follows:

 

a. temporary closure of the eastbound and westbound dedicated bicycle lanes to bicyclists on Dundas Street East, between Logan Avenue and Wardell Street, from April 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024 and from January 1, 2025 to July 31, 2025, inclusive;

 

b. temporary closure of the westbound left-turn lane for vehicular traffic on Dundas Street East, from Wardell Street and a point 39 metres east, from April 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024 and from January 1, 2025 to July 31, 2025, inclusive; and

 

c. temporary closure of the eastbound left-turn lane for vehicular traffic on Dundas Street East, from Logan Avenue to a point 27 metres west, from April 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024 and from January 1, 2025 to July 31, 2025, inclusive.

 

4. City Council approve the traffic regulation amendments on Dundas Street East associated with the Ontario Line Early Works construction and authorize the requisite associated amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking as follows:

 

a. prohibit west bound left-turn movements for vehicular traffic on Dundas Street East at Wardell Street, from April 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024 and from January 1, 2025 to July 31, 2025, inclusive; and

 

b. prohibit eastbound left-turn movements for vehicular traffic on Dundas Street East at Logan Avenue, from April 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024 and from January 1, 2025 to July 31, 2025, inclusive.

 

5. City Council approve the temporary lane closures for pedestrians and vehicular traffic on Queen Street East for the purpose of the Ontario Line Early Works construction, as follows:

 

a. temporary closure of the north sidewalk for pedestrians on Queen Street East, between De Grassi Street and McGee Street, from June 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023 and from November 1, 2024 to November 30, 2024, inclusive;

 

b. temporary closure of the westbound curb lane for vehicular traffic on Queen Street East, between De Grassi Street and a point 40 metres west of Empire Avenue, from June 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023 and from November 1, 2024 to February 28, 2025, inclusive;

 

c. temporary closure of the south sidewalk for pedestrians on Queen Street East, between Strange Street and McGee Street, from April 1, 2023 to May 30, 2023, from December 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023, and March 1, 2025 to March 31, 2025, inclusive; and

 

d. temporary closure of the eastbound curb lane for vehicular traffic on Queen Street East, between Strange Street and McGee Street, from April 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023, December 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024, and March 1, 2025 to June 30, 2025, inclusive.

 

6. City Council approve the traffic regulation amendments on Queen Street East associated with the Ontario Line Early Works construction and authorize the requisite associated amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 910, Parking Machines and Metres and Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking as follows:

 

a. rescind the existing parking machine regulation in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday; 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, at a rate of $2.00 per hour and for a maximum period of three hours, on the north side of Queen Street East, between McGee Street and a point 40 metres west of Empire Avenue, from June 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023 and from November 1, 2024 to February 28, 2025, inclusive;

 

b. prohibit stopping of vehicular traffic at all times on the north side of Queen Street East, between De Grassi Street and a point 40 metres west of Empire Avenue, from June 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023 and from November 1, 2024 to February 28, 2025, inclusive;

 

c. rescind the existing stopping prohibition in effect from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays on the south side of Queen Street East, between Strange Street and McGee Street, from April 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023, December 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024, and March 1, 2025 to June 30, 2025, inclusive; and

 

d. prohibit stopping of vehicular traffic at all times on the south side of Queen Street East, between Strange Street and McGee Street, from April 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023, December 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024, and March 1, 2025 to June 30, 2025, inclusive.

 

7. City Council approve the traffic regulation amendments on De Grassi Street associated with the Ontario Line Early Works construction and authorize the requisite associated amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 925, Permit Parking as follows:

 

a. rescind the existing permit parking regulation in effect from 12:01 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. daily and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday on the odd (east) side of De Grassi Street, from Queen Street East to a point 30 metres further north, from November 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025, inclusive.

 

8. City Council approve the temporary lane closures on Eastern Avenue for the purpose of the Ontario Line Early Works construction, as follows:

 

a. temporary closure of the westbound curb lane on Eastern Avenue for vehicular traffic, between 10 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 70 metres east of Lewis Street, from November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2026, inclusive; and

 

b. temporary closure of the eastbound curb lane on Eastern Avenue for vehicular traffic, between 50 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 50 metres east of Lewis Street, from November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2026, inclusive.

 

9. City Council approve the traffic regulation amendments on Eastern Avenue associated with the Ontario Line Early Works construction and authorize the requisite associated amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking as follows:

 

a. rescind the existing stopping prohibition in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays on the north side of Eastern Avenue, between 30 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 50 metres east of Lewis Street, from November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2026, inclusive;

 

b. prohibit stopping of vehicular traffic at all times on the north side of Eastern Avenue, between 30 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 50 metres east of Lewis Street, from November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2026, inclusive;

 

c. rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times on the north side of Eastern Avenue between 30 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 50 metres east of Lewis Street;

 

d. rescind the existing stopping prohibition in effect from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays on the south side of Eastern Avenue, between 30 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 50 metres east of Lewis Street, from November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2026, inclusive;

 

e. rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times on the south side of Eastern Avenue between 30 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 40.3 metres further west; and

 

f. prohibit stopping of vehicular traffic at all times on the south side of Eastern Avenue, between 30 metres west of Dibble Street and a point 50 metres east of Lewis Street, from November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2026, inclusive.

 

10. City Council amend the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways, to delegate to the General Manager, Transportation Services, until December 31, 2026, inclusive, the authority to temporarily close to pedestrians and vehicular traffic highways or portion of highways for a period up to and including 365 consecutive days but ending no later than December 31, 2026, inclusive, with the exception of those highways listed in Section 937-4 of Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways, as required for the purpose of the construction of the Ontario Line Early Works in the Lakeshore East Joint Corridor and City Council exempt the General Manager, Transportation Services, in carrying out this delegated authority from Section 937-5 of Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways, that being the requirement to notify the local Ward Councillor of the pending closure and the requirement to report on the proposed closure if so requested by the local Ward Councillor.

 

11. City Council amend the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures, to provide that the current delegation to Community Council to temporarily close public lanes or public alleys, local roads, collector roads, and minor arterial roads, and major arterial roads on which the proposal complies with all relevant City by-laws and policies does not include closures delegated to the General Manager, Transportation Services, in carrying out the authority in Recommendation 10 above.

 

12. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to request Metrolinx to expand its use of a 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline to accept and track complaints and reports of issues associated with the Ontario Line Early Works construction in the Lakeshore East Joint Corridor.

 

13. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to work with Metrolinx to provide details of long-term road occupancy permits to the public on project websites, consistent with current practices deployed on the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit, Finch West Light Rail Transit and GO Expansion.

 

14. City Council approve the temporary closure of the southbound curb lane and adjacent pavement shoulder to vehicular traffic on the Don Valley Parkway, between 150 metres north of the Leaside Bridge and a point 550 metres south of the Leaside bridge, from 11:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022 to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022 and from 11:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022 to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2022 to facilitate the borehole work related to the Metrolinx Ontario Line project.

 

15. In the event of that the borehole work cannot occur on the dates and times referenced in Recommendation 14 above because of poor weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances, City Council approve the temporary closure to vehicular traffic of the southbound curb lane and adjacent pavement shoulder on the Don Valley Parkway, between 150 metres north of the Leaside Bridge and a point 550 metres south of the Leaside bridge, from 11:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022 to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 22, 2022 and from 11:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022 to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2022 to facilitate the borehole work related to the Metrolinx Ontario Line project.

 

16. City Council approve the temporary closure to vehicular traffic of the southbound curb lane and adjacent pavement shoulder on the Don Valley Parkway, between 150 metres north of the Leaside Bridge and a point 550 metres south of the Leaside bridge, from 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 to 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, from 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 to 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 and from 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 to 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 to facilitate the water level monitoring work related to the Metrolinx Ontario Line project.

 

17. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to give effect to City Council's decision and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor or General Manager, Transportation Services, in order to give effect to Recommendations 1 to 16 above.

 

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Long-Term Road Closures for Elevated Guideway and Tunnel Portal Construction and Scarborough Subway Extension LS2 Diversion Road

 

18. City Council authorize installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Richview Road and Scarlett Road.

 

19. City Council approve a temporary closure to pedestrian traffic of the north sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue West, between Scarlett Road and a point 450 metres west, from April 1, 2025 to September 30, 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

20. City Council approve a temporary closure to vehicular traffic of the westbound curb and median lanes on Eglinton Avenue West, between Scarlett Road and a point 450 metres west, from April 1, 2025 to September 30, 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

21. City Council approve a temporary closure to pedestrian traffic of the north sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue West, between Scarlett Road and a point 230 metres east, from October 1, 2024 to September 30, 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

22. City Council approve a temporary closure to pedestrian traffic of the north sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue West, between a point 275 metres east of Scarlett Road and Emmett Avenue, from October 1, 2024 to September 30, 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

23. City Council approve a temporary closure to pedestrian traffic of the north sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue West, between Emmett Avenue and Jane Street, from October 1, 2024 to September 30, 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

24. City Council approve a temporary closure to vehicular traffic of the westbound curb lane on Eglinton Avenue West, between Scarlett Road and a point 230 metres east, from October 1, 2024 to September 30, 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

25. City Council designate the northerly westbound lane on Eglinton Avenue West, between Scarlett Road and a point 200 metres east, for westbound right-turns only.

 

26. City Council approve a temporary closure to pedestrian traffic of the north sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue West, between a point 170 metres west of Pearen Street and a point 230 metres further west, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

27. City Council approve a temporary closure to cycling and pedestrian traffic of the north side multi-use trail on Eglinton Avenue West, between Jane Street and Glenvalley Drive, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

28. City Council approve a temporary closure to vehicular traffic of the westbound curb lane on Eglinton Avenue West, between a point 120 metres east of Jane Street and Weston Road, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

29. City Council approve a temporary closure to pedestrian traffic of the north sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue West, between Weston Road and a point 250 metres east, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

30. City Council approve a temporary closure to cycling and pedestrian traffic of the north side multi-use trail on Eglinton Avenue West, between Weston Road and a point 250 metres east, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

31. City Council approve a temporary closure to vehicular traffic of the westbound curb lane on Eglinton Avenue West, between Weston Road and a point 180 metres east, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

32. City Council approve a temporary closure to vehicular traffic of the eastbound curb lane on Eglinton Avenue West, between a point 30 metres east of Jane Street and Keelesdale Road, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

33. City Council approve the installation of temporary protected two-way cycle tracks in the eastbound curb lane on Eglinton Avenue West, between a point 30 metres east of Jane Street and Keelesdale Road, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

34. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West, between a point 30 metres east of Jane Street and Keelesdale Road, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project.

 

35. City Council temporarily close Eglinton Avenue East, between Midland Avenue and Huntington Avenue, to both pedestrians and vehicular traffic from October 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024, inclusive, for purposes of the Scarborough Subway Extension project.

 

36. City Council authorize public highway designation for the diversion road, to be known as the "Eglinton Avenue East diversion road", between Midland Avenue and Huntington Avenue, as shown in Attachment 1 to the report (May 25, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Division to become effective upon the registration of the transfer to the City of the required interest in lands forming the diversion road and the registration of the highway dedication by-law on those lands.

 

37. City Council authorize the appropriate City Officials to take all steps necessary to implement the proposed dedication referred to in Recommendation 36  above, including requesting the City Solicitor to prepare and submit the relevant bills and to pay any costs necessary to register the resultant by-laws, if required.

 

38. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate, enter into and execute an agreement with Metrolinx on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services, in relation to, among other things, the construction, maintenance and warranty work of the diversion road;  as well as  to negotiate, enter into and execute any necessary agreements and documents, and take steps and measures necessary, on behalf of the City, to temporarily exercise the City's authority.

 

39. City Council designate a 40 kilometre per hour speed limit on the Eglinton Avenue East diversion road, between Midland Avenue and Huntington Avenue.

 

40. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on both sides of the Eglinton Avenue East diversion road, between Midland Avenue and Huntington Avenue.

 

41. City Council approve a temporary closure to vehicular traffic of Commonwealth Avenue at Eglinton Avenue East, from October 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024, inclusive, for purposes of the Scarborough Subway Extension project.

 

42. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, in issuing any requisite permits to include additional permit terms and conditions as the General Manager of Transportation Services deems necessary and appropriate.

 

43. City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to submit directly to City Council at the appropriate time any necessary bills to amend the appropriate City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapters, and any Schedules to the Chapters, to reinstate the traffic and parking regulations to what they were immediately prior to the by-law amendments made in connection with the report (May 25, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office. 

 

44. City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to submit directly to City Council at the appropriate time any necessary bills to amend the effective date of any dedication by-law(s) and/or traffic and parking regulation by-law(s) made in connection with the report (May 25, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office to, among other things, insert a specific effective date, in order to give effect to Recommendations 26 to 42, inclusive, above.

 

45. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to give effect to City Council's decision and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor or General Manager, Transportation Services, in order to give effect to Recommendations 18 to 44, inclusive, above.

 

General

 

46. City Council authorize the Director, Transaction Services, Corporate Real Estate Management to enter into and execute an agreement (the "Agreement") and/or any such ancillary or related agreements, amendments, extensions and renewals as may be necessary with respect to the transfer of the City-owned property at 1269 Danforth Road to Metrolinx at less than fair market value but at the cost the City paid for the property in 2018, plus all additional City costs associated with the expropriation and demolition of the property as outlined in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (May 25, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office, all on such terms and conditions as are satisfactory to the  Director, Transaction Services, Corporate Real Estate Management and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

47. City Council authorize the public release of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (May 25, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Division, following the closing of the transaction under the Agreement.

 

48. City Council authorize the proceeds from the disposition of 1269 Danforth Road be deposited in the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund (XR1012).

 

49. City Council reaffirm its request through the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office in Motion MM43.34 headed "Running the Elevated Segment of Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Underground" that Metrolinx report back to City Council on their assessment of running the elevated segment of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension underground, including any options that may exist to accommodate this change.                     

 

50. City Council request Metrolinx to expedite its response to City Council's concerns with respect to items related to the routing of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, including the routing of the elevated structure through parkland as opposed to a route at the side of Eglinton Avenue, and matters which may make an impact on the recommended closure of some access points to the Mount Dennis transit hubs, and City Council request the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office to inform Metrolinx that the findings of that report will be taken into account in reviewing some of the authorities set out in the recommendations made in the report (May 25, 2022) from the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office.

Decision Advice and Other Information

That Executive Committee:

 

1. Directed the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office, to continue discussions with Metrolinx on the application of the City’s Fair Wage Policy requirements under City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 67, Fair Wage, Schedule A – Fair Wage Policy, on the following three transit projects: the Subways Program, the Light Rail Transit Program, and the GO Expansion Program, and report directly to the June 15 and 16 meeting of City Council on the outcome of these discussions.

Origin

(May 25, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and Executive Director, Transit Expansion Division

Summary

The Province of Ontario's Subways Program, being delivered by Metrolinx, is a significant investment towards transit expansion within the City of Toronto. The Subways Program consists of the Ontario Line (OL), Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE), Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (ECWE) and Yonge North Subway Extension (YNSE) projects.

 

Metrolinx continues to advance the delivery of the Subways Program on an accelerated basis. City staff continue to play a crucial role in the planning, design and implementation of the Subways Program. Some of the tasks being done by City staff include: reviewing draft studies and technical drawings; negotiating required legal agreements; participating in commercial procurement process meetings; approving construction and traffic management plans; granting planning approvals; and, advocating and providing input on local interests and concerns.

 

This report:

 

-Provides an update on components of the Subways Program that have achieved milestones since staff last reported to City Council in July 2021 and addresses several related City Council directives;

 

-Seeks approval for temporary road closures to enable OL Lakeshore East Joint Corridor (LSE JC) Early Works, and delegated authority for such closures up to and including 365 days on the OL LSE JC until the end of 2026;

 

-Seeks approval for temporary long-term traffic lane, sidewalk and multi-use trail closures on Eglinton Avenue West to support construction of the ECWE's elevated guideway and tunnel portals;

 

-Seeks approval for a temporary road diversion to provide continuity of vehicular and pedestrian connectivity on Eglinton Avenue East around the SSE's Tunnel Boring Machine extraction shaft site, approval to designate the diversion road as a public highway and implement traffic by-laws for approximately 27 months, upon registration of the City's ownership interest in lands and construction, acceptance, and commissioning of the diversion road;

 

-Seeks approval to temporarily close Eglinton Avenue East, between Midland and Huntington Avenues, for approximately 27 months to support SSE work;

 

-Provides information on mitigation measures to reduce construction impacts and Metrolinx's communication to keep communities updated during construction; and

-Seeks authority to dispose of a parcel of City land to Metrolinx for the SSE and exempt Metrolinx from the City's Fair Wage Policy.

Background Information

(May 25, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and Executive Director, Transit Expansion Division on Metrolinx Transit Expansion Projects - Second Quarter 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-226597.pdf
Attachment 1 - SSE Eglinton Avenue East Temporary Diversion Road Drawing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-226598.pdf
Attachment 2 - City Council Decision History
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-226599.pdf
Attachment 3 - Metrolinx's approach to Indigenous engagement at the First Parliament and future Corktown Station sites
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-226600.pdf
Attachment 4 - Metrolinx's Community Benefits/Supports Approach
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-226601.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - 1269 Danforth Avenue
(June 1, 2022) Public Notice from the City of Toronto on considering the temporary removal of permit parking spaces on De Grassi Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-226611.pdf
(June 1, 2022) Public Notice from the City of Toronto on amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-226616.pdf

Communications

(June 5, 2022) E-mail from Antonio J Pacheco (EX.Supp)
(June 3, 2022) E-mail from Tanya Connors (EX.Supp)
(June 6, 2022) Letter from Mike Mattos, Judith Hayes, and Rick Ciccarelli, Team Leads, Mount Dennis ecoNeighbourhood Initiative (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-151090.pdf
(June 6, 2022) E-mail from Heather McKinnon (EX.Supp)
(June 7, 2022) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp)
(June 7, 2022) E-mail from Susan McMurray, Executive Assistant, Toronto and York Region Labour Council (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-151422.pdf
(June 7, 2022) Submission from Neiland Brissenden, on behalf of Stop the Trains in Our Parks (STOP) community group (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-151428.pdf
(June 8, 2022) Petition from Sarah Castilho (EX.Supp)
(June 8, 2022) E-mail from Anna-Louise Richardson, Friends of Smythe Park (EX.Supp)
(June 8, 2022) Letter from Mike Gallagher, Business Manager, International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793 (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-151497.pdf
(June 8, 2022) Letter from Kevin Rupasinghe (EX.New)

Speakers

Neiland Brissenden, Stop the Trains in Our Parks
Mike Mattos, Mount Dennis Community Association
Chris Paul
Sean Blake, Carpenters District Council of Ontario
Jeff Irons, IBEW Local 353
Marc Arsenault, Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario
Jason Ottey, LIUNA Local 183
Simon Chamberlain, Mount Dennis Community Association
Councillor Paula Fletcher

Motions

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

That Executive Committee delete Recommendation 49:

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

49. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 67, Fair Wage, Schedule A – Fair Wage Policy, to exempt Metrolinx from the City's Fair Wage Policy requirements for the following three transit projects: the Subways Program, the Light Rail Transit Program, and the GO Expansion Program.

 

and adopt the following new Recommendation:

 

Executive Committee direct the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office, to continue discussions with Metrolinx on the application of the City’s Fair Wage Policy requirements under City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 67, Fair Wage, Schedule A – Fair Wage Policy, on the following three transit projects: the Subways Program, the Light Rail Transit Program, and the GO Expansion Program, and report directly to the June 15 and 16 meeting of City Council on the outcome of these discussions.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-08-2022

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 7 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Jennifer McKelvie, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

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

That City Council reaffirm it's request through the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office in Motion MM43.34 that Metrolinx report back to City Council on their assessment of running the elevated segment of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension underground, including any options that may exist to accommodate this change.                

 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-08-2022

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

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

That City Council request Metrolinx to expedite its response to City Council's concerns with respect to items related to the routing of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, including the routing of the elevated structure through parkland as opposed to a route at the side of Eglinton Avenue, and matters which may make an impact on the recommended closure of some access points to the Mount Dennis transit hubs, and City Council request the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office to inform Metrolinx that the findings of that report will be taken into account in reviewing some of the authorities set out in the recommendations made in the May 25, 2022 report from the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-08-2022

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-08-2022

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council