Item - 2023.EX4.10

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 10, 2023 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on May 2, 2023 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on May 10, 2023.
  • See also By-law 459-2023

EX4.10 - Transit Priority Measures to Support Scarborough SRT Bus Replacement

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
21 - Scarborough Centre

City Council Decision

City Council on May 10, 11 and 12, 2023, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council authorize the implementation of priority bus lanes on the following roadway sections:

 

a. northbound Kennedy Road from Eglinton Avenue East to Ellesmere Road;

 

b. southbound Midland Avenue from Ellesmere Road to Lord Roberts Drive;

 

c. eastbound Ellesmere Road from Kennedy Road to a point 75 metres east of Midland Avenue;

 

d. westbound Ellesmere Road from Brimley Road to a point 100 metres west of Midland Avenue; and

 

e. westbound Eglinton Avenue East from a point 300 metres west of Midland Avenue to Kennedy Station.

 

2. City Council authorize the alteration of the intersections of Brimley Road at Ellesmere Road, Golden Gate Court/Omni Drive and Triton Road, and City Council:

 

a. designate the newly created southbound lane at Brimley Road and Ellesmere Road as a right-turn lane with an exception for public transit vehicles only;

 

b. designate the newly created southbound lane at Brimley Road and Golden Gate Court/Omni Drive as a right-turn lane with an exception for public transit vehicles only; and

 

c. designate the newly created northbound lane at Brimley Road and Triton Road as a right-turn lane only.

 

3. City Council authorize the alteration of the intersections of Triton Road at Brimley Road and Borough Drive, and City Council:

 

a. designate one westbound left-turn lane reserved for public transit vehicles only;

 

b. designate one westbound left-turn lane for vehicles;

 

c. designate one westbound right-turn lane for vehicles; and

 

d. designate one eastbound right-turn lane for vehicles, public transit vehicles excepted.

 

4. City Council designate the existing eastbound left-turn lane at Ellesmere Road and Brimley Road as a left-turn lane reserved for public transit vehicles only.

 

5. City Council authorize the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Ellesmere Road and Borough Approach West, and City Council:

 

a. prohibit southbound right turns on a red signal at all times.

 

6. City Council enact the amendments to traffic and parking regulations associated with Parts 1 to 5 above and as described in Attachment 1 to the report (May 1, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

  

7. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to collect traffic and transit data, monitor the performance of the bus replacement service plan, and publish the results on a quarterly basis for the first year of its operation, subject to data availability.

 

8. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to report back to City Council at an appropriate time with recommendations to retain the transit priority measures or reinstate to original roadway conditions once the existing Scarborough Rapid Transit right-of-way between Kennedy Station and Ellesmere Station is converted to a dedicated busway or when the Scarborough Subway Extension begins service.

 

9.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to hold hybrid town hall discussions in Scarborough about the busway to collect community and stakeholder feedback.

 

10.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to reimburse the Toronto Transit Commission in the amount of $2.9 million for design-related work for the Scarborough Rapid Transit busway conversion. 

 

11. City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to direct the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to proceed with design work on the Scarborough Rapid Transit busway conversion. 

 

12. City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to direct the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to report to the Toronto Transit Commission Board in the fourth quarter of 2023 with a preliminary report on Scarborough Rapid Transit busway conversion plan including costing and an update on the City's discussions with the Province of Ontario, and forward the report to Executive Committee for consideration. 

 

13. City Council request the the Toronto Transit Commission Board to direct the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to consult with the City Manager, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office on the status of the City's discussions with the Province of Ontario in advance of reporting to the Toronto Transit Commission Board in the fourth quarter of 2023. 

Background Information (Committee)

(May 1, 2023) Revised Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Transit Priority Measures to Support Scarborough SRT Bus Replacement
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-235966.pdf
(April 18, 2023) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Transit Priority Measures to Support Scarborough SRT Bus Replacement
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-236178.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Dana Snell (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Audy Noor (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from P. Duerr (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Kieran McGarry (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Kim Duong (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Allan Baker (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Aaron Ling (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Habibah Haque (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Holly Kirkconnell (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from William C. Smith (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Chris Lee (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Murray and Linda Lumley (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Yogi Hemant Panchpor (EX.Supp)
(April 27, 2023) E-mail from Mathew Inchoco (EX.Supp)
(April 28, 2023) E-mail from Gordon Doctorow (EX.Supp)
(April 28, 2023) E-mail from Sam Tamimi (EX.Supp)
(April 28, 2023) E-mail from Dana Snell (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Christine Gebel (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Sean Cooper (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Jeff Slater (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Elizabeth Mudenyo (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Ella Wind (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Diane Allen (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Muryani Tang (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Zuhair AlSader (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Elaine Vautour (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Zack Red (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) Letter from Zain Khurram on behalf of the Transit Working Group of the Toronto Youth Cabinet (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ex/comm/communicationfile-168521.pdf
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Yobie Saravanabavan (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Sahana Puvirajasingam (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Lionel Romain (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Justin Stayshyn (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Lulu Gemma (EX.Supp)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Desmond Miller (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Sugal Dabakaeri (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Shelagh Pizey-Allen (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) Letter from Alison Stewart on behalf of Cycle Toronto (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ex/comm/communicationfile-168591.pdf
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Vithusan Ranjan (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Chelsea Braun (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Tanveer Chowdhury (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Sue Hranilovic (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Anne-Marie Quan (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Lex A (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) Submission from Hafeez Alavi (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ex/comm/communicationfile-168614.pdf
(May 1, 2023) Letter from Councillor Jamaal Myers (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ex/comm/communicationfile-168635.pdf
(May 2, 2023) Submission from Mike Smith (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Natasha Pirani (EX.New)

Communications (City Council)

(May 3, 2023) E-mail from Jacky Kennedy (CC.Main)
(May 3, 2023) E-mail from Lyn Adamson (CC.Main)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Maureen Kapral (CC.Main)
(May 3, 2023) E-mail from Megan Davies (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Douglas Buck (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Sharon Zeiler (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Marilyn MacKellar (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Hemant Panchpor (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Al McPherson (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Amy A (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Anil Menezes (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Caitlin Henderson (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Chris Ambidge (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Crystal Wu (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Daniel Longmire (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Darwin Valeny (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Elizabeth Parke (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Erin Celovsky (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from James Roche (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Janet Love (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from John Kraan (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Luke Rivett (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Michelle Flecker (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Ming Huang (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from Steve Murphy (CC.Supp)
(May 6, 2023) E-mail from Ben Bateson (CC.Supp)
(May 6, 2023) E-mail from Bruce Novakowski (CC.Supp)
(May 6, 2023) E-mail from Daniel Baum (CC.Supp)
(May 6, 2023) E-mail from David Parsons (CC.Supp)
(May 6, 2023) E-mail from JJ Viviers (CC.Supp)
(May 6, 2023) E-mail from Joe Craib (CC.Supp)
(May 6, 2023) E-mail from Jordi McLauchlin (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Ted Robinson (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Aracely Reyes (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Azad Memon (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Caleb Downs (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Chowdhury Zulkarnine (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Chris Schock (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Denis Romanov (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Elisabeth Foerster (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Ezra de Leon (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Francie Kendal (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Heather Jackson (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Ho Yin Yuen (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Jennifer Lee (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Jodi McCormick (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Karthik Sivalingam (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Lubaba Gemma (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Magali Ribbes (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Manon Lemus (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Mary McGeer (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Michele Teglia (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Milithza Silva (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Scott McCulloch (CC.Supp)
(May 7, 2023) E-mail from Tarek Delgado (CC.Supp)
(May 8, 2023) E-mail from A Brewitt (CC.Supp)
(May 8, 2023) E-mail from Ani Hajderaj (CC.Supp)
(May 8, 2023) E-mail from Chris Gapski (CC.Supp)
(May 8, 2023) E-mail from Diana Da Silva (CC.Supp)
(May 8, 2023) E-mail from Jennifer Harris (CC.Supp)
(May 8, 2023) E-mail from Joy Edwards (CC.Supp)
(May 8, 2023) E-mail from Ryan Heasman (CC.Supp)
(May 8, 2023) E-mail from Sebastian Lothian (CC.Supp)
(May 8, 2023) E-mail from Veronica Wojnas (CC.Supp)
(May 5, 2023) E-mail from E Krementsova (CC.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) Letter from Shelagh Pizey-Allen, TTCriders, Rhoda Potter, Agincourt Village Community Association, Tima Shah, Centennial College Student Association Inc., Khadidja Roble, Scarborough Campus Studentsí Union, Camilla Singh, Scarborough Civic Action Network (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-169259.pdf
(May 8, 2023) E-mail from Katrina Chin (CC.Supp)
(May 8, 2023) E-mail from Marika Robillard (CC.Supp)
(May 8, 2023) E-mail from Kimalee Phillip (CC.Supp)
(May 9, 2023) E-mail from Gregory Hollinshead (CC.New)
(May 9, 2023) E-mail from Myuri Srikugan (CC.New)
(May 10, 2023) E-mail from Andrea Milek (CC.New)
(May 10, 2023) E-mail from Amy Buck (CC.New)
(May 10, 2023) E-mail from Nithursan Elamuhilan (CC.New)
(May 10, 2023) E-mail from Ryan Lindsay (CC.New)
(May 10, 2023) E-mail from Hugh Pattison (CC.New)
(May 10, 2023) E-mail from Zane Ladhani (CC.New)
(May 11, 2023) E-mail from Claudia Mak (CC.New)
(May 11, 2023) E-mail from Karima Ladhani (CC.New)
(May 11, 2023) E-mail from Shaina Perrotte (CC.New)
(May 11, 2023) E-mail from Uma Gundi (CC.New)

Motions (City Council)

1a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to direct the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to proceed with design work on the Scarborough Rapid Transit busway conversion.

 

2. City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to direct the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to report to the Toronto Transit Commission Board in the fourth quarter of 2023 with a preliminary report on Scarborough Rapid Transit busway conversion plan including costing and an update on the City's discussions with the Province of Ontario, and forward the report to Executive Committee for consideration.

 

3. City Council request the the Toronto Transit Commission Board to direct the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to consult with the City Manager, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office on the status of the City's discussions with the Province of Ontario in advance of reporting to the Toronto Transit Commission Board in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-11-2023 6:45 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX4.10 - Thompson - motion 1a
Total members that voted Yes: 16 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Stephen Holyday, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Gary Crawford, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Jamaal Myers, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza

1b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 9 by deleting the words "provide funding" and "to proceed with and complete" and adding the words "reimburse the TTC" so that the recommendation reads as follows:

 

9.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to provide funding reimburse the TTC in the amount of $2.9 million to proceed with and complete for design-related work for the Scarborough Rapid Transit busway conversion.

Vote (Amend Item) May-11-2023 6:01 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX4.10 - Thompson - motion 1b
Total members that voted Yes: 20 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Stephen Holyday, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Paula Fletcher
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson

Vote (Amend Item) May-11-2023 6:03 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX4.10 - Thompson - motion 1b - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, James Pasternak

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Out of Order)

That:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to proceed with construction and related work for the Scarborough Rapid Transit busway conversion once design is completed and in the meantime investigate a funding source for the construction.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 2 by Councillor Perruzza out of order, as Council does not have the money.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) May-11-2023 6:46 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX4.10 - Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Gary Crawford, Ausma Malik, Jamaal Myers, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza

Point of Order by Councillor Anthony Perruzza

Councillor Perruzza, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he wished to add the City-building fund to his motion, as the last three words.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Councillor Perruzza could not do that.


Point of Order by Councillor Anthony Perruzza

Councillor Perruzza, rising on a Point of Order, asked the Speaker not to cheap out and do that to Scarborough.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and stated that she had already ruled that Councillor Perruzza's motion was out of order, and that he could challenge the Speaker's ruling, if he wished.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
In response to continued comments on the matter from Councillor Perruzza, the Speaker ruled that Councillor Perruzza could not speak to her that way and asked him to leave the Council Chamber.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Carroll, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that she was raising a Point of Privilege on behalf of Speaker Nunziata, and that as Member of Council, she will not listen to her colleagues treat the Speaker this way.

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


Point of Privilege by Councillor Michael Thompson

Councillor Thompson, rising on a Point of Privilege, thanked Deputy Mayor McKelvie and her team for leadership on the issue.

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

EX4.10 - Transit Priority Measures to Support Scarborough SRT Bus Replacement

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
21 - Scarborough Centre

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the implementation of priority bus lanes on the following roadway sections:

 

a. northbound Kennedy Road from Eglinton Avenue East to Ellesmere Road;

 

b. southbound Midland Avenue from Ellesmere Road to Lord Roberts Drive;

 

c. eastbound Ellesmere Road from Kennedy Road to a point 75 metres east of Midland Avenue;

 

d. westbound Ellesmere Road from Brimley Road to a point 100 metres west of Midland Avenue; and

 

e. westbound Eglinton Avenue East from a point 300 metres west of Midland Avenue to Kennedy Station.

 

2. City Council authorize the alteration of the intersections of Brimley Road at Ellesmere Road, Golden Gate Court/Omni Drive and Triton Road, and City Council:

 

a. designate the newly created southbound lane at Brimley Road and Ellesmere Road as a right-turn lane with an exception for public transit vehicles only;

 

b. designate the newly created southbound lane at Brimley Road and Golden Gate Court/Omni Drive as a right-turn lane with an exception for public transit vehicles only; and

 

c. designate the newly created northbound lane at Brimley Road and Triton Road as a right-turn lane only.

 

3. City Council authorize the alteration of the intersections of Triton Road at Brimley Road and Borough Drive, and City Council:

 

a. designate one westbound left-turn lane reserved for public transit vehicles only;

 

b. designate one westbound left-turn lane for vehicles;

 

c. designate one westbound right-turn lane for vehicles; and

 

d. designate one eastbound right-turn lane for vehicles, public transit vehicles excepted.

 

4. City Council designate the existing eastbound left-turn lane at Ellesmere Road and Brimley Road as a left-turn lane reserved for public transit vehicles only.

 

5. City Council authorize the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Ellesmere Road and Borough Approach West, and City Council:

 

a. prohibit southbound right turns on a red signal at all times.

 

6. City Council enact the amendments to traffic and parking regulations associated with Recommendations 1 to 5 above and as described in Attachment 1 to the report (May 1, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

  

7. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to collect traffic and transit data, monitor the performance of the bus replacement service plan, and publish the results on a quarterly basis for the first year of its operation, subject to data availability.

 

8. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to report back to City Council at an appropriate time with recommendations to retain the transit priority measures or reinstate to original roadway conditions once the existing Scarborough Rapid Transit right-of-way between Kennedy Station and Ellesmere Station is converted to a dedicated busway or when the Scarborough Subway Extension begins service.

 

9.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to provide funding in the amount of $2.9 million to proceed with and complete design related work for the Scarborough Rapid Transit busway conversion.

 

10.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to hold hybrid town hall discussions in Scarborough about the busway to collect community and stakeholder feedback.

Origin

(April 18, 2023) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The Line 3 Scarborough Rapid Transit (SRT) has surpassed its life expectancy and is planned to be decommissioned by Q4 2023. The Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) will ultimately replace the service in 2030. An interim bus replacement plan, to service the SRT's 35,000 daily customers with on street express buses at a combined frequency of up to 70 buses per hour, was developed and subsequently approved by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) board in April 2022, including proposals to install transit priority measures on the road network. Transportation Services is now requesting approval, on behalf of the TTC, to install transit priority measures (TPMs) to support the on-street express bus replacement service.

 

The approved route connects customers between Kennedy Station and Scarborough Town Centre Station with intermediate stops at Kennedy Road, Ellesmere Road and Midland Avenue.

 

A suite of transit priority measures are proposed to support the bus replacement service plan: (1) priority bus lanes on Kennedy Road, Ellesmere Road, Midland Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East designed as a one-way loop routing between Kennedy Station and Scarborough Town Centre Station; (2) queue-jump lane on southbound Brimley Road at Ellesmere Road; (3) left-turn lanes exclusive to TTC buses; (4) transit signal priority; and (5) stopping and turning prohibitions.

 

The City and TTC will collect transit and traffic data to monitor bus operations and make necessary adjustments to improve transit service and to generally reduce impacts on road users. The monitoring program will inform decisions on the viability of retaining the TPMs after the SSE is operational as part of the long-term vision for surface transit in Scarborough envisaged by the emerging RapidTO program.

 

The bus replacement service will continue operating on-street until either the existing SRT right-of-way between Kennedy Station and Ellesmere Station is converted to a dedicated busway (subject to funding availability) or the SSE begins service, whichever occurs first.

 

As TTC operates bus service on Kennedy Road, Ellesmere Road, Brimley Road, Triton Road, Midland Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East, City Council approval of this report is required.

Background Information

(May 1, 2023) Revised Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Transit Priority Measures to Support Scarborough SRT Bus Replacement
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-235966.pdf
(April 18, 2023) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Transit Priority Measures to Support Scarborough SRT Bus Replacement
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-236178.pdf

Communications

(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Dana Snell (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Audy Noor (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from P. Duerr (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Kieran McGarry (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Kim Duong (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Allan Baker (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Aaron Ling (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Habibah Haque (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Holly Kirkconnell (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from William C. Smith (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Chris Lee (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Murray and Linda Lumley (EX.Supp)
(April 26, 2023) E-mail from Yogi Hemant Panchpor (EX.Supp)
(April 27, 2023) E-mail from Mathew Inchoco (EX.Supp)
(April 28, 2023) E-mail from Gordon Doctorow (EX.Supp)
(April 28, 2023) E-mail from Sam Tamimi (EX.Supp)
(April 28, 2023) E-mail from Dana Snell (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Christine Gebel (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Sean Cooper (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Jeff Slater (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Elizabeth Mudenyo (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Ella Wind (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Diane Allen (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Muryani Tang (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Zuhair AlSader (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Elaine Vautour (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Zack Red (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) Letter from Zain Khurram on behalf of the Transit Working Group of the Toronto Youth Cabinet (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ex/comm/communicationfile-168521.pdf
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Yobie Saravanabavan (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Sahana Puvirajasingam (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Lionel Romain (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Justin Stayshyn (EX.Supp)
(May 1, 2023) E-mail from Lulu Gemma (EX.Supp)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Desmond Miller (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Sugal Dabakaeri (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Shelagh Pizey-Allen (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) Letter from Alison Stewart on behalf of Cycle Toronto (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ex/comm/communicationfile-168591.pdf
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Vithusan Ranjan (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Chelsea Braun (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Tanveer Chowdhury (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Sue Hranilovic (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Anne-Marie Quan (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Lex A (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) Submission from Hafeez Alavi (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ex/comm/communicationfile-168614.pdf
(May 1, 2023) Letter from Councillor Jamaal Myers (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ex/comm/communicationfile-168635.pdf
(May 2, 2023) Submission from Mike Smith (EX.New)
(May 2, 2023) E-mail from Natasha Pirani (EX.New)

Speakers

David Mitchelson
Zane Oueja
Federico Rouby Apelbaum
Chris Petrou
August Puranauth, TTCRiders
Fern Hahn
Hafeez Alavi (Submission Filed)
Mike Smith (Submission Filed)
Jonah Brooker-Nulman
Zain Khurram
Yani T
Sophia Chapman
Derek Song
Daniel McIntosh
Kevin Rupasinghe
Councillor Michael Thompson
Councillor Jamaal Myers

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Amber Morley (Amended)

That:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to hold hybrid town hall discussions in Scarborough about the busway to collect community and stakeholder feedback.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to report back by the fourth quarter of 2023 on employing the shared cost model used to build the York University Busway to enable a replacement rapid transit option within the existing busway footprint.

 

Part 2 of motion 1 by Councillor Amber Morley did not carry. The balance of the motion carried.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-02-2023

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX4.10 - Morley - motion 1 Part 2
Total members that voted Yes: 1 Members that voted Yes are Amber Morley
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Jennifer McKelvie (Chair), James Pasternak
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Lily Cheng

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to provide funding in the amount of $2.9 million to proceed with and complete design related work for the Scarborough Rapid Transit busway conversion.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-02-2023

Result: Carried Majority Required - Ex4.10 - McKelvie - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 7 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Jennifer McKelvie (Chair), Amber Morley, James Pasternak
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Lily Cheng

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) May-02-2023

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX4.10 - Adopt the Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 7 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Jennifer McKelvie (Chair), Amber Morley, James Pasternak
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Lily Cheng
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council