Item - 2023.DM6.4

Tracking Status

  • This item was considered by City Council on May 10, 2023 and was not adopted.

DM6.4 - Getting the Gardiner Right: Moving Forward with a New Study on Better Options for the Gardiner East - by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Amber Morley

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Not Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on May 10, 11 and 12, 2023, did not adopt Item DM6.4.

 

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(March 27, 2023) Letter from Maureen Kapral, President, Lytton Park Residentsí Organization (DM.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/dm/comm/communicationfile-166765.pdf
(March 28, 2023) Letter from Alison Stewart, Interim Co-Executive Director, Advocacy and Public Policy, Cycle Toronto (DM.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/dm/comm/communicationfile-166764.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Chris Moise (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the Province of Ontario to upload the cost for the continued construction and maintenance of the Gardiner and the Don Valley Parkway, including any future capital and operating costs.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-11-2023 5:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - DM6.4 - Moise - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Jamaal Myers, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Alejandra Bravo (Lost)

REVISED

 

That:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the June 28, 2023 meeting of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the future maintenance costs or lifecycle costs of the elevated Gardiner Expressway, confirming the Operations and Maintenance Estimate presented with the Hybrid Model 2015 and the Remove (Boulevard) option.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-11-2023 5:09 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - DM6.4 - Bravo - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Alejandra Bravo, Lily Cheng, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Josh Matlow, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 16 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Stephen Holyday, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Lost)

That:

 

1. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services, to report to the June 28, 2023 meeting of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the impact(s) on project timing and design of the Waterfront LRT, if the Gardiner East project were to return to the original Hybrid design studied in the Environmental Assessment.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-11-2023 5:10 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - DM6.4 - Fletcher - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Alejandra Bravo, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Josh Matlow, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 17 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Stephen Holyday, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

4 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Lost)

That City Council amend Item DM6.4 Recommendation 1 so that it now reads as follows:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to temporarily pause entering the City of Toronto into new contractual obligations regarding the Gardiner East of Jarvis, given that no new construction is scheduled until 2026, to allow for a comprehensive report, in consultation with the City Planning, Housing Secretariat, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Waterfront Toronto, and CreateTO, is provided to the June 28, 2023 meeting of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee, including:

 

a. updated costs for the construction of the “Hybrid” and “Boulevard” options that consider inflation and supply chain issues;

 

b. updated lifecycle maintenance costs of the “Hybrid” and “Boulevard” options that consider inflation and supply chain issues;

 

c. a detailed analysis of the land value and additional housing that could be realized by opting for the at-grade boulevard; and

 

d. contemplation of any alternative option that maximizes existing investment and achieves a Hybrid that opens up more City land and minimizes lifecycle maintenance costs.

Vote (Amend Item) May-11-2023 5:06 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - DM6.4 - Fletcher - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 7 Members that voted Yes are Alejandra Bravo, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Josh Matlow, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 18 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Stephen Holyday, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Lost)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) May-11-2023 5:12 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - DM6.4 - Adopt the Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Alejandra Bravo, Mike Colle, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Josh Matlow, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 15 Members that voted No are Brad Bradford, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Stephen Holyday, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Point of Privilege by Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Matlow, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that he wished to request that if Transportation staff have a clarification or a correction to an answer that they provided earlier, about whether or not this section of the Gardiner is the least used section, that staff may have an opportunity to provide it.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and asked Transportation staff to respond.

Transportation staff advised Council that, based on the latest data they have, Councillor Matlow is correct to say that it is the least-traffic used section of the Gardiner.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Amber Morley

In response to comments made by Councillor Nunziata on the Item, Councillor Morley, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Etobicoke-Lakeshore residents have a lot of concerns, including the environment, green city, sustainability, and responsible management of resources, and that is why they elected her to City Council. Councillor Morley further stated that she appreciates Councillor Nunziata's reminder regarding her constituents, but she is very firm on her constituency's values and what she ran on, and that's what she continues to represent.

Ruling by Deputy Speaker Stephen Holyday
Deputy Speaker Holyday ruled that Councillor Morley's statement was not a Point of Privilege.

Ruling by Councillor Stephen Holyday
The Deputy Speaker Ruled that it was not a Point of Privilege


Point of Privilege by Councillor Amber Morley

Councillor Morley, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Councillor Nunziata had called her out about her priorities for her constituents, and that she wanted to clarify.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Paula Fletcher

Councillor Fletcher, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that the Deputy Speaker could not have one Member of Council attacking another Member of Council for their thoughts and beliefs in that way. Councillor Fletcher further stated that she would like the Deputy Speaker to bring the meeting back to order.

Ruling by Deputy Speaker Stephen Holyday
Deputy Speaker Holyday, accepted the Point of Privilege, and thanked Councillor Fletcher. Deputy Speaker Holyday ruled that Councillor Morley's remarks were debate and asked if Councillor Nunziata would like to respond to the Point of Privilege.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Amber Morley

Councillor Morley, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that her impression from the comment from Councillor Nunziata was a suggestion that Councillor Morley is not here representing the values or desires of her constituents, and she would like a clarification as to whether or not that is a Point of Privilege.

Ruling by Deputy Speaker Stephen Holyday (Not Upheld)
Deputy Speaker Holyday accepted the Point of Privilege and ruled that Councillor Morley's statement earlier was not a Point of Privilege, but that the Deputy Speaker did allow Councillor Morley to state her point.

Challenged by Councillor Amber Morley


Point of Order by Councillor Amber Morley

Councillor Morley, rising on a Point of Order, stated that she had put her name up to ask questions of the mover, to Councillor Fletcher, but was not called at that time.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata, accepted the Point of Order, and ruled that Councillor Morley's name was on the list to ask questions of Councillor Pasternak, unless the request came in later. Speaker Nunziata allowed Councillor Morley to ask questions of the mover to Councillor Fletcher.


Point of Order by Councillor Michael Thompson

Councillor Thompson, rising on a Point of Order, asked Speaker Nunziata to clarify what happens if he chooses to vote "no" on the item, as Council had voted to support Councillor Moise's motion, and would voting against the item kill the motion.  

Ruling by Deputy Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that yes, it would.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council