Infrastructure and Environment Committee

Meeting No.:
26
Contact:
Matthew Green, Committee Administrator
Meeting Date:
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Phone:
416-397-4592
Start Time:
9:30 AM
E-mail:
iec@toronto.ca
Location:
Video Conference
Chair:
Councillor Jennifer McKelvie

Infrastructure and Environment Committee

Councillor Jennifer McKelvie, Chair Councillor James Pasternak, Vice-Chair

Councillor Mike Colle
Councillor Mike Layton

Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong
Councillor Anthony Perruzza

 

 

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Declarations of Interest under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

 

Confirmation of Minutes – October 26, 2021

 

Speakers/Presentations: The speakers list will be posted online at 8:30 a.m. on December 2, 2021

 

Communications/Reports


IE26.1 - Amendment to Purchase Order Number 6050693 with Ecosystem Energy for the Comprehensive Energy Retrofit Project at Emergency Services Headquarters

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
6 - York Centre

Origin

(November 15, 2021) Report from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management

Recommendations

The Interim Director, Environment and Energy and the Chief Procurement Officer recommend that:

 

1. The Infrastructure and Environment Committee in accordance with Section 71-11.1.C of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 71 (Financial Control), grant authority to amend Purchase Order Number 6050693 with Ecosystem Energy for the Comprehensive Energy Retrofit Project at Emergency Services Headquarters in the  amount of $841,345 net of all taxes and charges  ($856,153 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries),  revising the current purchase order value from $5,772,800 net of all taxes and charges ($5,874,401 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $6,614,145 net of all taxes and charges ($6,730,554 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).and to extend the Purchase Order delivery date to December 31, 2024.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to request authority to amend Purchase Order Number 6050693 issued to Ecosystem Energy, as a result of Request for Proposal Number 9118-19-5058 for a Comprehensive Energy Retrofit Project at Emergency Services Headquarters, 4330 Dufferin Street Toronto.

 

The Purchase Order Amendment is required due to unanticipated COVID-19 related cost increases, mainly due to increase in the price of steel and other equipment. In addition, the purchase order delivery date also needs to be amended to December 31, 2024 to account for the two years of Monitoring and Verification and Training work that will occur post-construction. This project is funded by the City's Sustainable Energy Plan Financing program, and the overall increased purchase order amount will still meet the Sustainable Energy Plan Financing requirements of a positive NPV and payback under 20 years.

 

The total value of the Purchase Order amendment being requested is $841,345 net of all taxes and charges ($856,153 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), revising the current purchase order value from $5,772,800 ($5,874,401 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $6,614,145 net of all taxes and charges ($6,730,554 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

Financial Impact

The Purchase Order Amendment request included in this report will increase the total value of Purchase Order Number. 6050693 by an additional $841,345 net of all taxes and charges ($856,153 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries),revising the current purchase order value from $5,772,800 net of all taxes and charges ($5,874,401 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $6,614,145 net of all taxes and charges ($6,730,553.95 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

 

Funding is included in the Environment and Energy's Approved 2021 Capital Budget and 2022-2030 Approved Capital Plan under WBS Element CCA712-05 (Renewable Thermal Energy Program 2020), with forecasted expenditures as shown in the Table 1 (net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

 

Table 1 - Financial Impact Summary

 

 

Year

Total (net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries)

2021

$4,969,322.07

2022

$1,295,538.23

2023

$53,993.45

2024

$53,993.45

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact.

Background Information

(November 15, 2021) Report from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Amendment to Purchase Order Number 6050693 with Ecosystem Energy for the Comprehensive Energy Retrofit Project at Emergency Services Headquarters
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173472.pdf

Communications

(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.Supp)

IE26.2 - Award of Request for Proposal Document Number 2913757955 to Black and Veatch Canada Company for the Preliminary Design of the Black Creek Class Environmental Assessment Solution and Detailed Design, Construction Services and Post Construction Services for Phase One Works

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
4 - Parkdale - High Park, 5 - York South - Weston, 6 - York Centre, 7 - Humber River - Black Creek, 9 - Davenport

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the Chief Engineer and the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management

Recommendations

The Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management recommend that:

 

1.  The Infrastructure and Environment Committee, in accordance with Section 195-8.4A
of the Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 195 (Purchasing), grant authority to award Request for Proposal Ariba Document Number 2913757955, Contract Number RFP-21ECS-LU-05TT, to Black and Veatch Canada Company, having submitted the highest scoring proposal meeting the requirements of the Request for Proposal, for the provision of Professional Engineering Services for the Preliminary Design of the Black Creek Class Environmental Assessment Solution and Detailed Design, Construction Services and Post Construction Services for Phase One Works, which includes a new Keele Relief Sanitary Trunk Sewer - South Section and Jane-Wilson Relief Sanitary Trunk Sewer, in the amount of $51,601,017 net of all applicable taxes and charges, $52,509,195 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries, including disbursements, provisional allowances and contingency, where the agreements are established by major task categories as follows:

 

a. Preliminary Design of the Black Creek Class Environmental Assessment Solution and Detailed Design of Phase 1 Works which include, a new Keele Relief Sanitary Trunk Sewer - South Section and Jane- Wilson Relief Sanitary Trunk Sewer, in the amount of $32,038,175 net of Harmonized Sales Tax, including labour, disbursements, provisional allowances and contingencies. This amount includes a contingency allowance of $3,628,863 net of Harmonized Sales Tax, for additional services, if necessary and authorized by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

b. Services during Construction for Phase 1 Works, which includes, a new Keele Relief Sanitary Trunk Sewer - South Section and Jane-Wilson Relief Sanitary Trunk Sewer, in the amount of $19,051,344 net of Harmonized Sales Tax, including labour, disbursements, provisional allowances and contingencies. This amount includes a contingency allowance of $2,270,199 net of Harmonized Sales Tax, for additional services, if necessary and authorized by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

c. Post Construction services of Phase 1 Works, in the amount of $511,499 net of Harmonized Sales Tax, including labour, disbursements and contingency. This amount includes a contingency allowance of $66,717 net of Harmonized Sales Tax, for additional services, if necessary and authorized by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;

 

and for each of a, b and c above,  all agreements are to be in accordance with the terms and conditions as set out in the Request for Proposal and any other terms and conditions satisfactory to the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, and the services and dollar amounts set out to be executed as three (3) distinct consulting agreements and the issuance of  three (3) Purchase Orders.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise of the results of Request for Proposal, Ariba Document Number 2913757955, Contract Number RFP-21ECS-LU-05TT, for the provision of Professional Engineering Services for the Preliminary Design of the Black Creek Class Environmental Assessment Solution and Detailed Design, Construction Services and Post Construction Services for Phase One Works, and to request authority to award the contract to Black and Veatch Canada Company, in the amount of $51,601,017 net of all applicable taxes and charges ($52,509,195 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

Financial Impact

The total value of the contract award for Request for Proposal Ariba Document Number 2913757955, Contract Number RFP-21ECS-LU-05TT for the Provision of Professional Engineering Services for the Preliminary Design of the Black Creek Class EA Solution and Detailed Design, Construction Services and Post Construction Services for Phase One Works is $58,309,150 including Harmonized Sales Tax and all applicable charges. The total potential cost to the City for this contract is $52,509,195 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries.

 

Funding for this contract award is included in the 2022 Recommended Capital Budget and 2023-2031 Recommended Capital Plan for Toronto Water under account code CWW014-20. Funding details with forecasted expenditures (net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) are provided in Table 1.

 

Table 1 - Financial Impact Summary of Recommended Contract

 

Year

 

 

Forecasted Expenditures

CWW014-20

(Black Creek Sanitary Trunk Sewer Design and Construction)

2022

               $5,500,000

2023

               $8,000,000

2024

               $8,000,000

2025

               $6,600,000

2026

               $6,400,000

2027

               $3,900,000

2028

               $3,800,000

2029

               $3,800,000

2030

               $3,586,000

2031

               $2,923,195

Total

(net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries)

           $52,509,195

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer has reviewed this report and agree with the financial impact information.

Background Information

(November 18, 2021) Report from the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Award of Request for Proposal Document Number 2913757955 to Black and Veatch Canada Company for the Preliminary Design of the Black Creek Class Environmental Assessment Solution and Detailed Design, Construction Services and Post Construction Services for Phase One Works
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173745.pdf
Attachment 1 - Black Creek Sanitary Trunk Sewer Servicing Area Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173746.pdf
Attachment 2 - Map of Environmental Assessment Study Recommended Solution and Phase 1 and Phase 2 Works
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173747.pdf
Attachment 3 - Fairness Monitor Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173748.pdf

Communications

(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Piotr Sepski (IE.Supp)

IE26.3 - Amendment to Purchase Order Number 6043932 with Drainstar Contracting Limited for Construction Services for the Basement Flooding Protection Program Storm and Sanitary Sewer Improvements and Watermain Replacement on Bestview Drive, Goldenwood Road, Harrington Crescent and Kentland Crescent

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
17 - Don Valley North

Confidential Attachment - This report is about litigation or potential litigation that affects the City of Toronto. The attachment to this report contains advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege and litigation privilege.

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management

Recommendations

The Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Chief Procurement Officer recommend that:  

 

1. City Council adopt the confidential instructions to staff, in Confidential Attachment 1.

 

2. City Council direct that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1, remain confidential in its entirety, as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege and pertains to litigation or potential litigation.

 

3. City Council grant authority to amend Purchase Order Number 6043932 issued to Drainstar Contracting Limited, for the provision of construction services for storm and sanitary sewer improvements and watermain replacement on Bestview Drive, Goldenwood Road, Harrington Crescent, and Kentland Crescent as part of the Basement Flooding Protection Program by the amount of $400,000 net of all taxes and charges ($407,040 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), revising the current Purchase Order value from $7,650,388 net of all taxes and charges ($7,785,034 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $8,050,388 net of all taxes and charges ($8,192,074 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

Summary

The purpose of this report is to request authority to amend Purchase Order Number 6043932 issued to Drainstar Contracting Limited, as a result of Request for Tender Number 49-2016 for Contract Number 16ECS LU 05FP, for the provision of construction services for storm and sanitary sewer improvements and watermain replacement on Bestview Drive, Goldenwood Road, Harrington Crescent, and Kentland Crescent as part of the Basement Flooding Protection Program.

 

A Purchase Order Amendment of $400,000 net of all taxes and charges ($407,040 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) is being requested, revising the current Purchase Order value from $7,650,388 net of all taxes and charges ($7,785,034 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $8,050,388 net of all taxes and charges ($8,192,074 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

 

This Purchase Order Amendment is necessary to address an overrun on the tendered quantity for the "Disposal of Asbestos-Containing Asphalt in accordance with Ministry of the Environment Asbestos Waste Disposal Requirements", as a result of asbestos-containing asphalt being found on additional streets paved within the contract area.

Financial Impact

Funding for the contract amendment is available in the 2020-2029 Approved Capital Budget and Plan for Transportation Services as summarized in Table 1 below (net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

 

Table 1 - Financial Impact Summary for Purchase Order Number 6043932

 

Year

CTP315-07-170

Local Road Rehabilitation

2021

$407,040

Total

$407,040

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information

(November 18, 2021) Report from the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Amendment to Purchase Order Number 6043932 with Drainstar Contracting Limited for Construction Services for the Basement Flooding Protection Program Storm and Sanitary Sewer Improvements and Watermain Replacement on Bestview Drive, Goldenwood Road, Harrington Crescent and Kentland Crescent
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173682.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

IE26.4 - Award of Negotiated Request for Proposals to Various Suppliers for the Provision of Winter Maintenance Services

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Origin

(November 23, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management

Recommendations

The General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management recommends that:  

 

1. City Council, in accordance with Section 195-8.5 of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 195 (Purchasing), authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate, enter into, and execute an agreement based on the terms and conditions set out in Negotiated Request for Proposal Doc2970598171 and on such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor with:

 

a. Infrastructure Maintenance Limited for the provision of Winter Maintenance Services for Contract Area TOA 1-1, as defined in Negotiated Request for Proposal Doc2970598171, for a contract term of seven (7) years from date of execution of the agreement in the amount of $96,187,111 net of all applicable taxes and charges, including contingency and annual escalation adjustment of three (3) percent to account for Consumer Price Index inflation ($97,880,004 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), with the option to renew the agreement at the sole discretion of the General Manager Transportation Services for up to three (3) additional separate one (1) year periods at a total additional amount of $47,719,300 net of all applicable taxes and charges, including contingency and annual escalation adjustment of three (3) percent to account for Consumer Price Index inflation adjustment ($48,559,160 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) for a total potential maximum contract value of $143,906,411 net of all applicable taxes and charges ($146,439,164 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

 

b. A&F Di Carlo Construction Incorporated for the provision of Winter Maintenance Services for Contract Areas TOA 1-4 and TOA 1-5, as defined in Negotiated Request for Proposal Doc2970598171, for a contract term of seven (7) years from date of execution of the agreement in the amount of $119,610,422 net of all applicable taxes and charges, including contingency and annual escalation adjustment of three (3) percent to account for Consumer Price Index inflation adjustment ($121,715,565 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), with the option to renew the agreement at the sole discretion of the General Manager Transportation Services for up to three (3) additional separate one (1) year periods at a total additional amount of $59,339,817 net of all applicable taxes and charges, including contingency and annual escalation adjustment of three (3) percent to account for Consumer Price Index inflation adjustment ($60,384,198 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) for a total potential maximum contract value of $178,950,239 net of all applicable taxes and charges ($182,099,763 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

 

c. Maple Crete Incorporated for the provision of Winter Maintenance Services for Contract Area TOA 2-2, as defined in Negotiated Request for Proposal Doc2970598171, for a contract term of seven (7) years from date of execution of the agreement in the amount of $ 81,463,570 net of all applicable taxes and charges, including contingency and annual escalation adjustment of three (3) percent to account for Consumer Price Index inflation adjustment ($82,897,329 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), with the option to renew the agreement at the sole discretion of the General Manager Transportation Services for up to three (3) additional separate one (1) year periods at a total additional amount of $40,414,817 net of all applicable taxes and charges, including contingency and annual escalation adjustment of three (3) percent to account for Consumer Price Index inflation adjustment ($41,126,118 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) for a total potential maximum contract value of $121,878,387 net of all applicable taxes and charges ($124,023,447 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

 

d. Emcon Services Incorporated for the provision of Winter Maintenance Services for Contract Area Don Valley/Gardiner Expressway, as defined in Negotiated Request for Proposal Doc2970598171, for a contract term of seven (7) years from date of execution of the agreement in the amount of $39,425,336 net of all applicable taxes and charges, including contingency and annual escalation adjustment of three (3) percent to account for Consumer Price Index inflation adjustment ($40,119,222 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), with the option to renew the agreement at the sole discretion of the General Manager Transportation Services for up to three (3) additional separate one (1) year periods at a total additional amount of $19,547,361 net of all applicable taxes and charges, including contingency and annual escalation adjustment of three (3) percent to account for Consumer Price Index inflation adjustment ($19,891,394 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) for a total potential maximum contract value of  $58,972,697 net of all applicable taxes and charges ($60,010,616 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

 

2.  City Council, in accordance with Section 195-8.5 of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 195 (Purchasing), authorize to the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate, enter into, and execute an agreement with 2868415 Ontario Incorporated (Joint Venture) for the provision of Winter Maintenance Services in Contract Areas TOA 1-2, TOA 1-3, TOA 2-3, TOA 2-4, as defined in Negotiated Request for Proposal Doc3136860258, for a contract term of seven (7) years from date of execution of the agreement in the amount of $381,088,780 net of all applicable taxes and charges, including contingency and annual escalation adjustment of three (3) percent to account for Consumer Price Index inflation adjustment ($387,795,942 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), with the option to renew at the sole discretion of the General Manager Transportation Services for up to three (3) additional separate one (1) year periods at a total additional amount of $189,061,607 net of all applicable taxes and charges, including contingency and annual escalation adjustment of three (3) percent to account for Consumer Price Index inflation adjustment ($192,389,092 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) for a total potential maximum contract value of $570,150,387 net of all applicable taxes and charges ($580,185,033 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), based on the terms and conditions set out in Negotiated Request for Proposal Doc3136860258 and on such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate, enter into and execute a non-competitive agreement with 2868415 Ontario Incorporated (Joint Venture) for the provision of Winter Maintenance Services in Contract Areas TOA 2-1 and TOA 2-5, as defined in Negotiated Request for Proposal Doc3136860258, for a contract term of seven (7) years from date of execution of the agreement in the amount of $265,706,565 net of all applicable taxes and charges, including contingency and annual escalation adjustment of three (3) percent to account for Consumer Price Index inflation adjustment ($270,383,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), with the option to renew the agreement at the sole discretion of the General Manager Transportation Services for up to three (3) additional separate one (1) year periods at a total additional amount of $131,819,442 net of all applicable taxes and charges, including contingency and annual escalation adjustment of three (3) percent to account for Consumer Price Index inflation adjustment ($134,139,464 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) for a total potential maximum contract value of $397,526,007 net of taxes and charges ($404,522,464 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise on the results of the Negotiated Request for Proposals Doc2970598171 and Doc3136860258, as well as a non-competitive procurement for the provision of winter maintenance services, for all roads, sidewalks and cycling infrastructure types including anti-icing, de-icing, plowing and snow removal, and to request authority for the General Manager, Transportation Services to enter into agreements commencing October 2022 to April 2029, with three (3) additional separate option years to April 2032, with the recommended Suppliers meeting the requirements set out in the Negotiated Request for Proposals.

 

Transportation Services currently provides annual winter maintenance services on approximately 5,600 km of roads, 6,960 km of sidewalks, and 940 km of bike lanes/trails/routes, which makes up the transportation network. The majority of winter maintenance is delivered by private contractors. Presently, there are 47 contracts under a 7-year term, which the City manages on a seasonal basis and are due to expire at the end of the 2021/2022 season (April 2022). Winter maintenance contracts are expected to maintain a safe transportation network that is efficient for all road users during the winter months and ensure that the City meets its legislative requirements under the Provincial Maintenance Standards, in addition to City Council's mandated Level of Service.

 

Transportation Services embarked on a process to review the existing winter services contracts with an aim to consolidate, adjust and provide specific and measureable performance measures with enhancements. On October 27, 2020, City Council adopted the Auditor General's Report of the Winter Road Maintenance Program along with a set of recommendations focused on improving the design, management and adherence to service levels.  These City Council approved directions informed this procurement for winter services contracts. 

This procurement is intended to set the foundation for partnerships that leverage the industry and best practices, while increasing performance and quality of work delivered by winter service suppliers.

 

This Negotiated Request for Proposals was developed as a strategic sourcing initiative led by the Purchasing and Materials Management Division's Category Management and Strategic Sourcing unit working with Transportation Services staff and external consultant support.

 

As a result of this sourcing initiative, the City will benefit from better contract controls around Global Positioning System and key performance metrics to hold Suppliers accountable in terms of contract requirements. Other potential benefits include value added services provided by Suppliers such as access to dash camera footage to respond to claims, an insurance rebate, volume discounts, LiDAR (Light detection and ranging) technology to weigh salt quantities, leasing revenue in the off season to store equipment on site, and a pilot to reduce the number of vehicles required for plow teams on expressways.

Financial Impact

The total amount of the award for Negotiated Request for Proposal Doc2970598171, Negotiated Request for Proposals Doc3136860258, and non-competitive procurement for the provision of Winter Maintenance Services, for all roads, sidewalks and cycling infrastructure types including anti-icing, de-icing, plowing and snow removal within the City of Toronto, for Area 1 (TOA1-1 through TOA1-5), and Area 2 (TOA2-1 through TOA2-5) and Don Valley/Gardiner Expressways is $1,471,384,127 ($1,497,280,488 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) over the ten (10) year contract term (inclusive of the three option years and contingency).  A detailed map of Area 1 and Area 2 has been outlined in Figure 1 of the Comments Section below.

 

Funding for these contracts will be included in the 2022 Operating Budget submission. Funding for future years that reflects the actual experience of the prior winter seasons will be included for consideration in the future years' budget processes along with all other funded and unfunded City priorities.

 

Table 1 – Transportation Services Forecasted Operating Budget for Area 1, 2 and Don Valley/Gardiner Expressways for 2022 (Net of Harmonized Sales Tax Recoveries)

 

Cost Centre

 

 

Area

 

 

November 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022

 

Total (Net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries)

TS6020 and TS6050

Area 1

16,814,607

16,814,607

TS6030 and TS6040

Area 2

20,797,526

20,797,526

TS6040 and TS6050

Don Valley/Gardiner Expressways

1,577,115

1,577,115

Total

 

39,189,248

39,189,248

 

Table 2 – Total Contract Value from 2022 – 2032 (Net of Harmonized Sales Tax Recoveries)

 

Year

 

 

 

 

Area 1

 

 

 

 

Area 2

 

 

 

 

Don Valley/Gardiner Expressways

 

 

Annual Amount (Net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries)

2022

16,814,607

20,797,526

1,577,115

39,189,248

2023

56,553,130

69,949,013

5,296,815

131,798,958

2024

58,249,724

72,047,484

5,438,111

135,735,319

2025

59,997,215

74,208,908

5,601,255

139,807,378

2026

61,797,132

76,435,175

5,769,292

144,001,600

2027

63,651,046

78,728,231

5,942,371

148,321,648

2028

65,560,577

81,090,078

6,120,642

152,771,297

2029

46,847,548

57,944,446

4,373,620

109,165,615

Total Base Contract

429,470,980

531,200,860

40,119,222

1,000,791,062

Option Year 1

68,932,821

85,261,113

6,435,470

160,629,404

Option Year 2

71,000,806

87,818,947

6,628,534

165,448,286

Option Year 3

73,130,830

90,453,515

6,827,390

170,411,735

Total Option years

213,064,457

263,533,575

19,891,394

496,489,426

Grand Total

642,535,437

794,734,435

60,010,616

1,497,280,488

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

 

Projected Benefit(s)

 

Through the Strategic Sourcing initiatives, the City's total spend across all eleven (11) contract areas over the ten (10) year term, inclusive of the three option is $1,421,459,109 net all applicable taxes and charges (excluding contingency, provisions and potential financial benefits stemming from value added services). This results in a cost avoidance of $401,297,702 (or $40,129,770 average annual cost avoidance) as compared to the estimated baseline (pre-solicitation estimate adjusted for inflation and market conditions) determined by the City for this contract.

 

In addition to the cost avoidance benefit, the City secured multiple value added services that were identified through proposal submissions, where Suppliers were encouraged to propose services that could enhance the winter maintenance contracts in areas such as management oversight, tracking, monitoring and/or delivering requirements outlined in the procurements. Some of the major value added services include, but are not limited to:  

 

- Insurance Rebates: Based on historical slip and fall claims, Suppliers have built in the cost of insurance claims into the daily rate charged to the City. Through negotiations, the City and multiple Suppliers have agreed to annually review the settled insurance claims over the previous 12-months. For all claims that are settled below the cost forecasted by Suppliers at the timing of their proposal submission, the City will receive an insurance rebate.

 

- Lease of City Depot for Parking Equipment: The City and Suppliers have agreed to enter into a separate lease agreement that will allow Suppliers to park their equipment within the designated contract areas during the off-season months. Separate discussions to outline the details of the agreement will be conducted between the respective Suppliers and the appropriate City divisions.

 

- Material Measurement Report through Lidar Technology: As part of the contract deliverables, Suppliers are required to periodically weigh the salt stored in the depot(s) of their respective Contract Area(s). For the Gardiner Express Way – Don Valley Contract Area, the City collaborated with the Supplier to supply and utilize a Lidar Technology system in the ceiling of the salt dome located at 777 Bayview Avenue. This system will be used to scan salt material and perform volumetric calculations to periodically determine the volume and weight of salt. This system will regularly report, at a low cost to the City, details including volume of material, material density factor, and weight of salt stored within the structure. This will result in efficiencies related to time, labour and resources for the City.

 

- Volume Discount: In the technical proposal submission, multiple Suppliers had proposed volume discounts that would be applied based on the City’s total spend in each Winter Season per spend ranges pre-defined by the City. Upon review, the City ultimately secured an agreement which included a volume discount for all Contract Areas. The percent discount agreed upon with each supplier will be calculated based on City's total spend at the end of each Winter Season and applied against the invoices of the following Winter Season.

Background Information

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Award of Negotiated Request for Proposals to Various Suppliers for the Provision of Winter Maintenance Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173608.pdf

Communications

(December 1, 2021) Letter from Anthony Rossi and Rick Logozzo, Coco Paving Inc. (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141998.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Jim Hurst, President, Steed and Evans Limited (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142014.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Dominic Crupi, D. Crupi & Sons Limited (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142094.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Domenic Passalacqua C.Tech , General Manager, D. Crupi & Sons Limited (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142096.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Cosimo Crupi, D. Crupi & Sons Limited (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142168.pdf

IE26.5 - Non-Competitive Contract for Two-Way Radio Supply and Service with BearCom Canada Corporation

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management

Recommendations

The General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management recommend that:

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to negotiate and enter into a non-competitive agreement with BearCom Canada Corporation for the supply of two-way radios and accessories including a supplier-hosted two-way radio system and professionals services for installation, programming and repairs of the two-way radios for a period of 18 months with a 6 months optional extension, at the sole discretion of the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, commencing March 1, 2022 to February 28, 2024 for a grand total contract value of $374,370 net of all taxes and charges including estimated annual adjustment for consumer price index, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek authority from City Council for the General Manager Solid Waste Management Services to negotiate and enter into an 18 months non-competitive contract with a 6 months optional extension with BearCom Canada Corporation for the supply of two-way radios and accessories including a supplier-hosted two-way radio system and professional services for programming of the two-way radios.

 

The current contract 47020597 was issued to BearCom Canada Corporation as a result of the Request for Quotation Number 2104-17-0028 and scheduled to expire effective February 28, 2022.

 

The 18 months non-competitive contract with 6 months optional extension has a total potential value of $374,370 net of all taxes and charges, ($380,960 Net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries)

 

The non-competitive contract is required to address the ongoing global electronics shortage which has resulted in supply chain inconsistency, and severe inflation of pricing in the electronics market. By entering into this non-competitive contract Solid Waste Management Services can avoid the financial risk of having an over-valued contract which would be based off of the current inflated market value for radios. The division would also be avoiding any other procurement risks that may result from supply chain inconsistency.

 

In addition to mitigating financial and procurement risks, this non-competitive contract serves to ensure critical business continuity, as the radios are used operationally for the delivery of front line essential services.

Financial Impact

The total estimated value of the two (2) years non-competitive contract is $374,370 net of all taxes and charges, ($380,960 Net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) including 3 percent estimated annual adjustment for consumer price index.

 

Funding is available in the Recommended 2022 Capital and Operating Budgets for Solid Waste Management Services. Additional funding for the remainder of the contract period will be included in the 2023-2024 Operating Submissions for Solid Waste Management Services. Funding details are provided in Table 1 to follow:

 

Table 1 - Financial Impact Summary

 

Account Information Cost Centre/ Cost Element

 

2022

 

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

 

2024

 

 

 

 

$ Amount

(Net of Harmonized Sales Tax Recoveries)

Capital Budget

 

CSW380-01-01

$50,000

 

 

 

Operation Budget

SW1030-GL4436

$50,000

 

$51,555

 

$10,311

 

SW1040-GL4436

$35,000

 

$34,876

 

$6,975

 

SW1060-GL4436

$10,000

 

$10,614

 

$2,123

 

SW0715-GL4436

$27,000

 

$27,294

 

$5,459

 

SWO718-GL4436

$27,000

 

$27,294

 

$5,459

 

Total Cost

$199,000

$151,633

$30,327

$380,960

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Non-Competitive Contract for Two-Way Radio supply and Service with BearCom Canada Corporation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173496.pdf

IE26.6 - Actions to Reaffirm Toronto's Tree Canopy Target

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Recommendations

The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation recommends that:

 

1. City Council reaffirm Toronto's target of 40 percent tree canopy cover by 2050 to align with the City of Toronto's TransformTO NetZero Strategy.

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to commission and select an official arboreal emblem for the City of Toronto in partnership with the Chief Communications Officer for Strategic Public and Employee Communications and the City Clerk's Office, following public engagement.

Summary

Toronto's urban forest is a critical component of the city's green infrastructure. Trees provide a range of environmental, ecological, physical and mental health, social, cultural and economic benefits, and contribute to climate resiliency as recognized in the City’s TransformTO Net Zero Strategy. In addition to enhancing city streetscapes and providing habitat within parks, ravines, and natural areas, the urban forest provides valuable ecosystem services that improve the quality of life in the city. Some services include carbon sequestration, pollution removal, energy savings and avoided runoff, worth an estimated $55 million annually.

 

At its meeting on January 29, 2020, City Council adopted the 2018 Tree Canopy Study. This report responds to various motions adopted by City Council since that time, including addressing tree canopy at the neighbourhood scale; canopy expansion on private land; strengthening tree protection, monitoring LDD moth (European gypsy moth) and a reaffirmation of Toronto's canopy cover target of 40 per cent by 2050 to align with the City's TransformTO Net Zero Strategy. It also outlines a process for the creation of Toronto's first arboreal emblem using public feedback.

 

Urban Forestry's mandate is to maintain, protect, plant and plan for Toronto's urban forest. Through the analysis and use of data and evidence based decision making, action is being taken across the city to address the challenges underscored in the 2018 Tree Canopy Study. The introduction of a tree equity approach to planning and service delivery at the neighbourhood scale will help to address inequitable distribution of the urban forest. Ongoing investments that are being made in tree planting and stewardship will support canopy expansion on private property through the Urban Forestry Grants and Incentives program, since the greatest potential for canopy expansion exists on private land. The use of fees and fines to address compliance with the City's Tree By-laws, as well as public and industry education, are important components of a successful tree protection model. Updates on Compliance and Enforcement inspection fees and response times as well as enhanced educational materials are presented in this report. A status update on LDD moth monitoring and management is also provided.

 

The creation of an arboreal emblem to add to the City of Toronto's family of official symbols will underscore the significance of trees in Toronto and reaffirm our commitment to grow, enhance and protect the urban forest. Parks, Forestry and Recreation will support the City Clerk's Office and Strategic Public and Employee Communications to undergo public engagement and consultation with Toronto's diverse communities to determine a tree best suited to represent Toronto and to be included as one of Toronto's Official Symbols.

Financial Impact

There are no direct financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

 

Any future capital and operating funding needs will be addressed as part of future year budget processes for City Council approval.

Background Information

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Actions to Reaffirm Toronto's Tree Canopy Target
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173560.pdf
Attachment 1 - CanopyTO, Revised
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173552.pdf
Attachment 2 - 2018 Tree Canopy Study - Technical Report, Revised
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173563.pdf
Attachment 3 - Tree Planting Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173554.pdf
Attachment 4 - Urban Forestry Grants and Incentives Program Impact Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173564.pdf

Communications

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141687.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Beth Moore (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Kathy OConnor (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Ann Pascucci (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Lorna Moore (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Janet May on behalf of the Cliffcrest Scarborough Village SW Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141924.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Judy Gibson, Vice Chair, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association Chair, Tree Canopy Preservation and Enhancement Committee (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142070.pdf
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Gwen McIntosh and Peter Moore (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Steven Vella (IE.Supp)

IE26.7 - Tree Maintenance Contracts (July 2023) - Increasing Competition and Performance Measurement

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Origin

(November 16, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management and the City Manager

Recommendations

The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management and the City Manager recommend that: 

 

1. City Council receive this report for information

Summary

The purpose of this report is to respond to Councils direction numbers 1, 8 and 29 of item AU8.6 "Getting to the Root of the Issues: A Follow-Up to the 2019 Tree Maintenance Service Audit", adopted with amendments at the April 7 and 8, 2021 City Council meeting.

 

Part A of this report addresses Council direction number 1 and 29 requesting an update on a cross-divisional and agency review of the delivery of insourced and outsourced environmental services, including forestry, horticulture, parks, and other outdoor maintenance. The objective of the review is to improve service, program design, organization, oversight, value, efficiency, procurement, and contract and resource management and the feasibility of City of Toronto staff providing tree maintenance services.

 

Part B of this report addresses Council direction number 8, to provide an update on the structure of the next Arboricultural Services Request for Proposal with a view to increasing competition and performance measurement.

Financial Impact

There are no financial impacts arising from this report.

 

Any incremental costs and/or cost savings as a result of implementing recommendations associated with the Tree Maintenance Services Audit have been included in the 2022 and future budget submission for Parks, Forestry and Recreation through the annual budget process.

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer have reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information

(November 16, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management and the City Manager on Tree Maintenance Contracts (July 2023) - Increasing Competition and Performance Measurement
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173437.pdf

IE26.8 - Construction Staging Area - 100-120 Broadway Avenue

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
12 - Toronto - St. Paul's, 15 - Don Valley West

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Recommendations

The General Manager, Transportation Services recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the closure of the north sidewalk and a 2.7 metre-wide portion of the westbound north-side curb lane on Broadway Avenue, between Redpath Avenue and a point 102 metres east, for a period of 13 months from December 16, 2021 to December 31, 2022.

 

2. City Council authorize the closure of the east sidewalk and a 1.6 metre-wide portion of the northbound lane on Redpath Avenue, between Broadway Avenue and a point 74 metres north, for a period of 33 months from December 16, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

 

3. City Council rescind the existing no parking prohibition in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday on the north side of Broadway Avenue between a point 72.5 metres east of Redpath Avenue and a point 29.5 metres further east.

 

4. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the north side of Broadway Avenue between a point 72.5 metres east of Redpath Avenue and a point 29.5 metres further east.

 

5. City Council rescind the existing maximum one-hour parking regulation, in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, on the east side of Redpath Avenue, between Broadway Avenue and a point 74 metres north.

 

6. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the east side of Redpath Avenue between Broadway Avenue and a point 74 metres north.

 

7. City Council direct the applicant to pressure wash the construction site and adjacent sidewalks and roadways daily, or more frequently as needed, to keep clear of any construction debris and make them safe.

 

8. City Council direct the applicant to ensure that the existing sidewalks or the proposed pedestrian walkways have proper enhanced lighting to ensure safety and visibility at all times of the day and night.

 

9. City Council direct the applicant to clearly consult and communicate all construction, parking and road occupancy impacts with local business improvement areas and resident associations in advance of any physical road modifications.

 

10. City Council direct the applicant to install appropriate signage and converging mirrors to ensure that pedestrians, cyclists and motorists safety is considered at all times.

 

11. City Council direct the applicant to provide a sufficient number of traffic control persons as determined by the Work Zone Traffic Coordinator and Toronto Police Construction Liaison Officer, on a daily basis to control construction vehicle access and egress to and from the site and maintain a safe environment for the public.

 

12. City Council direct the applicant to provide a sufficient number of pay-duty Police Officers as determined by the Work Zone Traffic Coordinator and Toronto Police Construction Liaison Officer, during large scale concrete pours and large scale material deliveries to control vehicle access and egress to and from the site and maintain a safe environment for the public.

 

13. City Council direct the applicant to install cane detection within the covered and protected walkway to guide pedestrians who are visually impaired.

 

14. City Council direct the applicant to post a 24-hour monitored construction hotline number on the hoarding board, which must be prominently placed and legible from 20 metres and on all elevations from the construction site.

 

15. City Council direct the applicant to provide and install public art, including mural artwork, onto every elevation of the hoarding board with adequate spotlighting for night-time illumination, at their sole cost, to the satisfaction of the Ward Councillor.

 

16. City Council direct the applicant to monitor and provide results of noise and vibration monitoring to the Work Zone Construction Coordination Unit, for the City to monitor and comment on.

 

17. City Council direct the applicant to provide monthly community meetings, to discuss any concerns raised by the community.

 

18. City Council direct that Broadway Avenue be returned to its pre-construction traffic and parking regulations when the project is complete.

Summary

This report is submitted to Infrastructure and Environment Committee as Broadway Avenue forms a shared boundary between the Toronto and East York Community Council and the North York Community Council.

 

Reserve Properties Limited is constructing 33 and 21 level condominium towers with a 9 level podium and a 36 level rental tower located on the north side of Broadway Avenue, between Redpath Avenue and Mount Pleasant Road.

 

The developer's anticipated timeline for a construction staging area requires a closure of the north sidewalk and a 2.7 metre-wide portion of the westbound north-side curb lane on Broadway Avenue, between Redpath Avenue and a point 102 metres east, for a period of 13 months (i.e., December 16, 2021 to December 31, 2022). The developer will also require a closure of the east sidewalk and a 1.6 metre-wide portion of the northbound lane on Redpath Avenue, between Broadway Avenue and a point 74 metres north, for a period of 33 months (i.e., December 16, 2021 to August 31, 2024).

 

Transportation Services is recommending the provision of an initial construction staging permit for 13 months (i.e., December 16, 2021 to December 31, 2022) and monitoring the need for construction staging and an extension as it is deemed necessary.

 

Pedestrian operations on the north side of Broadway Avenue will be maintained in a 2.1 metre-wide covered and protected walkway within the closed portion of the existing westbound lane. The construction staging area on Broadway Avenue will result in the partial occupation of the westbound traffic lane, resulting in a 7.0 metre-wide lane for traffic.

 

Pedestrian operations on the east side of Redpath Avenue will be maintained in a 1.7 metre-wide covered and protected walkway within the closed portion of the existing northbound lane. The construction staging area on Broadway Avenue will result in the partial occupation of the northbound traffic lane, resulting in a 3.5 metre-wide lane for northbound traffic and a 3.5 metre-wide lane for southbound traffic.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact to the City. Reserve Properties Limited is responsible for all costs, including payment of fees to the City for the occupancy of the right-of-way.  Based on the area enclosed and projected duration of the proposed closures on Broadway Avenue and Redpath Avenue, these fees will be approximately $270,000.00.

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information

(November 18, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Construction Staging Area - 100-120 Broadway Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173595.pdf

IE26.9 - 2021 Cycling Network Plan Update

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Recommendations

The General Manger, Transportation Services recommends that:

 

1. City Council endorse, in principle, the new bikeway projects contained in the Near-Term Implementation Program (2022 – 2024) as outlined in Attachment 2 as the focus of Transportation Services' cycling budget and capital implementation program, including the initiation of feasibility analyses, public consultation, and detailed design.   

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to initiate the near-term studies of the Major City-Wide Cycling Routes as outlined in Attachment 3, and to bring forward the findings of these studies and recommendations regarding future implementation at the appropriate time.

 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to work with the City Clerk and the City Solicitor on streamlining the process for submission of by-law changes and bills associated with Council-approved bikeways, in order to accommodate minor changes to the projects as may be necessary to address operational and safety issues as they may arise through the detailed design and implementation of approved bikeway process.

 

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, as part of the design, installation, and monitoring of new bikeway projects, to continue to work in consultation with the local Councillors, stakeholders, and residents to identify and implement changes to the bikeway projects contained in the Near-Term Implementation Program, before and after installation.

 

5. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to request, as part of the annual budget process, the capital funding required to implement the Near-Term Cycling Implementation Program (2022 - 2024),  as well as the operating budget required to fund the maintenance costs of newly constructed bikeways.

Summary

The Cycling Network Plan adopted by City Council in July 2019 seeks to build on the existing network of cycling routes to Connect gaps in the current network, Grow the network into new parts of the city, and Renew existing parts of the network to improve safety - with corresponding objectives and indicators for measuring and evaluating success.

 

The Cycling Network Plan consists of three components: a Long-Term Cycling Network Vision, the Major City-Wide Cycling Routes, and a three year rolling Near-Term Implementation Program. The plan components, objectives and indicators are aligned with a multitude of City policies including the Official Plan, TransformTO and the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan.

 

This report is a two year review of the Cycling Network Plan, as requested by City Council. It includes a status update of the 2019 - 2021 Near-Term Implementation Program, recommendations of new Major City-Wide Cycling Routes studies, and it seeks City Council endorsement of the 2022 – 2024 Near-Term Implementation Program. This report also includes additional recommendations to aid in the delivery of bikeways, and responds to a number of previous cycling-related motions.

 

The 2019 – 2021 Near-Term Implementation Program proposed 65 centreline kilometres of new bikeways and over 35 centreline kilometres of routes to be studied.

 

From 2019 to 2021, 65 centreline kilometres of new bikeways were installed:

 

- 35 centreline kilometres of cycle tracks;


- 11 centreline kilometres of bike lanes;


- 6 centreline kilometres of multi-use trails;


- 13 centreline km of neighbourhood routes (6 kilometres contra-flow bike lanes and 7 kilometres sharrows, along with traffic calming). 
 

There were also approximately 47 centreline kilometres of upgrades and enhancements to existing cycling routes installed.

 

Meeting the 2019 – 2021 Near-Term Implementation Program delivery goals was made possible by the ActiveTO Cycling Network Expansion Program in 2020 and 2021, which accelerated 27 centreline kilometres of bikeway projects. Without the ActiveTO program, Transportation Services would have fallen short of the Council directed Near-Term Implementation Program delivery goals.

 

While Transportation Services achieved the proposed targets, some of the ActiveTO routes displaced other projects originally identified for 2019 to 2021, so not every Near-Term Program project has been implemented.

 

The bikeway implementation over the past three years is unprecedented in Toronto's history and has resulted in faster progress towards the Cycling Network Plan's goal of having cycling accessible within close proximity (250 metres and 500 metres) of the City's population and jobs — 67.1 percent  in 2021 up from 62.8 percent in 2018. This percentage increase translates to approximately 180,000 more people living and working with close access to a cycling route than did in 2018.   

 

The demand for new bikeways in Toronto is high. City Council has directed Transportation Services through adopted policies contained in the TransformTO Climate Action Strategy, Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, the Toronto Office of Recovery and Rebuild’s COVID-19: Impacts and Opportunities report, as well as a number of project-specific motions to continue to accelerate the delivery of an unprecedented amount of new bikeways.

 

Since the adoption of the Cycling Network Plan in 2019, Toronto has faced new and deepening challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has highlighted racial and socio-economic disparities in the City's health care, economic, and transportation systems. The inequitable outcomes of the current systems and past practices demonstrate the need to transform many of the City's systems including how transportation projects are planned and implemented, including bikeway projects delivered by the City.  

 

The prioritization framework used to identify bikeway projects for the Near-Term Implementation Program is informed by new and emerging equity analyses, such as crowded transit routes, locations of essential services, and areas of parkland need.

 

The 2022 – 2024 Near-Term Implementation Program forecasts the delivery of approximately 100 centreline kilometres of new bikeways, which is an increase over the 65 centreline kilometres delivered in 2019 - 2021.

 

To achieve these targets and continue improving upon previous implementation rates of high-quality bikeways, the following is recommended:

 

- Working towards a streamlined reporting process, where new projects would be approved by Council for implementation following community consultation with an appropriate level of detail in order to accommodate minor changes to the projects as they may arise through detailed design and implementation with submission of the Bills for the associated By-law changes to reflect the constructed project to follow when appropriate;


- Enhancements to public consultation plans and events, supported by greater resources and staffing levels;


- An annual capital budget of approximately $20 million, increasing annually as needed, in amounts to be confirmed in the annual capital budget process;


- Additional staff to support design, consultation, delivery/construction, and monitoring for the delivery of bikeway projects.

 

The 2022 – 2024 Near-Term Implementation Program includes an ambitious number of kilometres compared to previous years' delivery rates, and includes a greater proportion of cycle tracks on arterial roadways.

 
Toronto is well on its way to becoming a safer and more equitable cycling city. The recommendations in this report reflect achievable advancements within the City's current implementation framework. The 2022 – 2024 Near-Term Implementation Program projects will be meaningful additions to Toronto's transportation system, connecting thousands of Toronto residents to a safe bikeway network, and transforming over 100 centreline km of streets into safer, more resilient places.

Financial Impact

Capital Plan:

 

The estimated cost to implement the Near-Term Program is approximately $20 million per year over the 2022 – 2024 period, an increase from the previously required $16 million per year scenario as noted in the Ten Year Cycling Network Plan adopted in 2016. The capital funding required to implement the cycling initiatives will be included in the Transportation Services budget submission as part of the 2022 to 2031 Capital Budget, subject to Council approval.

 

In order to effectively deliver the proposed capital budget for bikeways, Transportation Services will require increased capacity in the areas of project design and management (4 Full Time Equivalents), traffic systems (2 Full Time Equivalents), and data and analytics (1.5 Full Time Equivalents). New staff resources would be focused on the design, consultation, delivery/construction, and monitoring of the capital projects identified in the Cycling Network Plan and the positions are proposed to be fully funded from the Capital Budget. Transportation Services will seek Council approval to fund these positions as part of the 2022-2031 Capital Budget and Plan submission.

 

Operating Impact:

 

The bikeways proposed in the Cycling Network Plan will require ongoing maintenance once installed. This maintenance service will include winter snow clearing and street sweeping at a level similar to the adjacent roadway (including enhanced winter maintenance on some routes). Additional operating costs for the maintenance of new bikeways will be identified as part of the reporting on specific bikeways proposed for installation. The operating budget impact of these capital investments will be considered as part of the 2022 Operating Budget submission for Transportation Services and future operating budget submissions.

Background Information

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on 2021 Cycling Network Plan Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173663.pdf
Attachment 1 - Map and Table of Completed Bikeways 2019 - 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173664.pdf
Attachment 2 - Part 1 - Map of Near-Term Implementation Program 2022 - 2024
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173665.pdf
Attachment 2 - Part 2 - Table of Near-Term Implementation Program 2022 - 2024
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173666.pdf
Attachment 3 - Map and Table of Major City-Wide Cycling Routes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173667.pdf
Attachment 4 - Cycling Network Near-Term Program Prioritization Framework
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173668.pdf
Attachment 5 - Maps of New and Updated Prioritization Considerations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173669.pdf
Attachment 6 - Transportation Equity Lens Tool
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173670.pdf
Attachment 7 - Project-specific Council Request Responses
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173671.pdf

Communications

(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Chris P (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Keith Hlady (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Arnaud Seigne (IE.Supp)
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https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141688.pdf
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(December 1, 2021) Letter from Mary Ann Neary, Albert Koehl and Janet Joy Wilson, Toronto Community Bikeways Coalition (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141699.pdf
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(November 28, 2021) E-mail from John Taranu (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andreas Wille (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Kathleen Mackey, Francis Jeanson, Mary Ann Neary, on behalf of 32 Spokes (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141783.pdf
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from James Barker (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Clark Whitney (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Douglas Ferguson (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Lidia Labate (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Claire Smith (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Vince Hughes (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Marc Boudreau (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from James O'Malley (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Robbins (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ethan Chiddicks (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Robert Zaichkowski (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Sheila Jacobs (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Sarah Martin (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Resident of Silverthorn (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from CW (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Valérie Bolduc (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jack Derricourt (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Jaime-Leigh Fairbrother (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Maria Millar (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Shawn Wyckoff (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Whitney Kemble (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Tracy Parks (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Sara Blumenstein (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Laurie Gilbert (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from John Leeson (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Jackson, Don (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Marc Fowler (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Amy Smith (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Heather Schramm (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Allie Caldwell (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Di Camillo (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from David Ley (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Kathy Laird (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Saba Ahmad (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jeff Craig (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from David Lussier (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Brian McLachlan (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Najia Zewari (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Michael Polanyi (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Wang (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Ashley Culver (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Clara Halpern (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Donna Patterson (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Councillor Shelley Carroll (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141922.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Shanley Brooks (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Mary Alton (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Mohammad Jaberi (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Lee Scott (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Dave Ley (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Derek Eaton (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Chris Gusz (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Gabrielle Herman (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Gyula Kovacs (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Steven Fistell (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Spencer Roth (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Chris, Sharon, and Jim Gusz (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Aaron Binder (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Charlie Farrell (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel, Richard Nelson, Holly Reid, Najia Zewari, Executive Committee, Cycle Don Valley Midtown (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142001.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Avi D. (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Deborah Nixon (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Janet Senyshyn (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Michelle Reddick (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Ria Prakash (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Michael Black (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Patrick McCluskey (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Darnel Harris, Executive Director and Sam S. Starr, President, Our Greenway Conservancy (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142053.pdf
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Joshua Armstrong (IE.Supp)
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(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jane Church (IE.Supp)
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(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Quentin Thwaites (IE.New)
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IE26.10 - Cycling Network Plan - 2021 Cycling Infrastructure Installation - Fourth Quarter Update and the Future of the 2020 ActiveTO Cycling Network Projects

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore, 4 - Parkdale - High Park, 5 - York South - Weston, 6 - York Centre, 9 - Davenport, 10 - Spadina - Fort York, 11 - University - Rosedale, 13 - Toronto Centre, 14 - Toronto - Danforth, 19 - Beaches - East York, 22 - Scarborough - Agincourt, 25 - Scarborough - Rouge Park

Public Notice Given

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Recommendations

The General Manager, Transportation Services recommends that:  

 

1. City Council approve the ActiveTO Cycling Network Expansion projects installed in 2020 currently in place as permanent bikeways, and in doing so, authorize the necessary by-law amendments to retain the following locations as permanent installations:

 

a. Bloor Street (cycle track from Avenue Road to Castle Frank Road);

 

b. Dundas Street East (cycle track from Sackville Street to Broadview Avenue);

 

c. University Avenue/Queens Park (cycle track from Adelaide Street West to Bloor Street West);

 

d. Huntingwood Drive (cycle track from Victoria Park Avenue to Brimley Road);

 

e. Danforth Avenue (cycle track from Broadview Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue);

 

f. Bayview Avenue (multi-use trail from Rosedale Valley Road to River Street);

 

g. Wilmington Avenue (designated bicycle lanes from Finch Avenue West to Sheppard Avenue West).

 

2. City Council authorize the installation of bicycle lanes, or bicycle lane by-law amendments, on the following sections of roadway, as generally described in Attachment 2 - Designated Bicycle Lanes:

 

a. Brown's Line (from a point 200 metres south of Dover Drive to Lake Shore Boulevard West);

 

b. Palmerston Square (eastern segment from Palmerston Avenue (south leg) to Palmerston Avenue (north leg);

 

c. Finch Avenue West (from a point 150 metres west of Chesswood Drive to Alexdon Road);

 

d. Winona Drive (from a point 8 metres south of Barrie Avenue and St. Clair Avenue West);

 

e. Tecumseth Street (from King Street West to Tecumseth Place (north leg).

 

3. City Council authorize the installation of cycle tracks, or adjustments to cycle track by-laws on the following sections of roadway, as generally described in Attachment 3 - Designated Cycle Tracks:

 

a. Runnymede Road (from St. Clair Avenue West to Liverpool Street);

 

b. Ordnance Street (from Strachan Avenue to a point 100 metres east);

 

c. Palmerston Boulevard (from Bloor Street West to College Street);

 

d. Port Union Road (from Lawrence Avenue East to Island Road);

 

e. Tecumseth Street (from Queen Street West to Adelaide Street West);

 

f. Tecumseth Street (from Wellington Street West to Niagara Street);

 

g. Baby Point Road (from Jane Street to 15 metres to the west).

 

4. City Council authorize the installation or adjustments of contra-flow bicycle lanes, or bicycle lane by-law amendments, on the following sections of roadway, as generally described in Attachment 4 – Contra-flow Bicycle Lanes:

 

a. Cambridge Avenue (from Danforth Avenue to a point 35 metres north);

 

b. Florence Crescent (from Pritchard Avenue to Eileen Avenue);

 

c. Palmerston Avenue (from Barton Avenue to Palmerston Square);

 

d. Palmerston Avenue (from London Street to Bloor Street West);

 

e. Palmerston Avenue (from Lane 1 S College E Euclid to 42 metres north of Dundas Street);

 

f. Palmerston Avenue (Dundas Street to Queen Street West);

 

g. Tecumseth Street (Tecumseth Place (north leg) to Tecumseth Place (south leg).

 

5. City Council authorize the installation of a traffic control signal at the intersection of Palmerston Avenue and Dundas Street West.

 

6. Subject to approval of and in conjunction with the installation of traffic control signals at Palmerston Avenue and Dundas Street West identified in Recommendation 5, City Council authorize removal of the pedestrian crossover at Palmerston Avenue and Dundas Street West.

 

7. City Council authorize the reduction of the speed limit from 60 kilometres per hour to 50 kilometres per hour on Port Union Road between Island Road and Lawrence Avenue East.

 

8. City Council authorize the reduction of the speed limit from 50 kilometres per hour to 40 kilometres per hour on University Avenue/Queens Park Circle between Bloor Street West and Gerrard Street West.

 

9. City Council authorize the installation a sidewalk on the western segment of Palmerston Square using temporary materials until a permanent sidewalk is constructed in future years.

 

10. City Council authorize the amendments to traffic and parking regulations associated with Recommendations 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, as generally described in Attachment 5 - Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations.

 

11. City Council amend traffic and parking regulations required in Chapter 910 and Chapter 950, as generally described in Attachment 7, to ensure that the by-law amendments for the Davenport Road cycle tracks and The Esplanade-Mill Street cycle tracks previously approved by City Council are enacted in phases aligned with the timing of implementation of the appropriate segments of the respective projects over 2021 - 2023.

Summary

The Cycling Network Plan and the associated Near Term Implementation Plan (2019-
2021), adopted by City Council in July 2019 seeks to build on the existing network of cycling routes to Connect gaps in the current network, Grow the network into new parts of the city, and Renew existing parts of the network to improve safety.

 

The 2021 Cycling Network Plan Update report, seeking Council endorsement of the 2022 – 2024 Near-Term Implementation Program, is presented for consideration at this Infrastructure and Environment Committee.

To accompany the 2021 Cycling Network Plan Update and 2022-2024 Near-Team Implementation Program, this report contains a summary of the initial group of bikeway projects that are proposed to be installed in 2022 and 2023 for which design and consultation have been completed. This report also includes recommendations on the future of the temporary 2020 ActiveTO Cycling Network Expansion projects.

 

Transportation Services is seeking authority for the following proposed new bikeway implementation projects to be installed in 2022. The projects are included in the Cycling Network Plan.

 

This report seeks Council authority to install 3.8 centreline kilometres of new bikeways on the following streets:

 

- Palmerston Avenue/Boulevard/Square: Dupont Street to Queen Street West (contra-flow bike lanes and cycle tracks, Ward 10 and 11)


- Tecumseth Street: Queen Street to Niagara Street (contra-flow bike lane and cycle tracks, Ward 10)


- Florence Crescent: Eileen Avenue to Pritchard Avenue (contra-flow bike lane, Ward 5)


- Runnymede Road: Liverpool Street to St. Clair Avenue West (cycle track, Ward 5)


- Ordnance Street: Strachan Avenue to 100 m to the east (cycle track, Ward 10)


- Baby Point Road: Jane Street to 15 metres to the west (cycle track, Ward 4)
 

This report also seeks Council authority to amend the necessary designated by-laws to install the 1.9 centreline kilometres of new bikeways in 2022-2023, which were approved through an Environmental Assessment in 2014 on the following street:

 

- Port Union Road: Island Road to Lawrence Avenue East (cycle track and speed limit reduction, Ward 25)
 

The ActiveTO Cycling Network Expansion program dedicated road space on a temporary basis to facilitate cycling for essential trips and physical activity in order to support the city during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was highlighted in the City of Toronto's Office of Recovery and Rebuild's COVID-19: Impacts and Opportunities Report, which indicated that transportation infrastructure and programs will be critical for Toronto's recovery to build back better.

 

Among the seven temporary ActiveTO Cycling Network Expansion projects installed in 2020 and currently in place, there has been an increase in cycling volumes and an increase in safety with minimal travel time impacts for people driving. Each of these projects were identified as part of the 2019 Cycling Network Plan adopted by Council, and support the City's efforts to deliver on the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan and the TransformTO Climate Action Strategy.

 

As such, Transportation Services recommends making permanent the following seven ActiveTO Cycling Network Expansion projects installed in 2020, improved in 2021, and currently in place:

 

- Bloor Street: Avenue Road to Sherbourne Street (cycle track, Ward 11 and 13);


- Dundas Street East: Sackville Street to Broadview Avenue (cycle track, Ward 13 and 14);


- University Avenue/Queens Park: Adelaide Street West to Bloor Street West (cycle track and speed limit reduction, Ward 10 and 11);


- Huntingwood Drive: Victoria Park Avenue to Brimley Road (cycle track, Ward 22 and 23);


- Danforth Avenue: Broadview Avenue to Dawes Road, along with a 700 metre extension to - Victoria Park Avenue requested by Council in April 2021 (cycle track, Ward 14 and 19);


- Bayview Avenue: Rosedale Valley Road to River Street (multi-use trail, Ward 13);


- Wilmington Avenue: Finch Avenue West to Sheppard Avenue West (bike lanes, Ward 6).
 

By making the above ActiveTO Cycling Network Expansion projects permanent, Transportation Services will have opportunities to improve the temporary infrastructure currently in place by enhancing the public realm, and adding accessibility and road safety features.

 

ActiveTO 2021 Cycling Network Expansion projects including Yonge Street between Bloor Street and Davisville Avenue, and Bayview Avenue between River Street and Front Street will continue to be monitored and evaluated and a report with recommendations on these projects will be brought forward in early 2022.

 

A map of the cycling projects proposed in this report is included as Attachment 1. The changes proposed would improve safety and mobility options by providing improved cycling connections to transit, parks, local schools, businesses, and residences.  Pedestrian improvements such as curb extensions and new sidewalk installations have also been included in the projects, wherever feasible.

 

While there are varying impacts to traffic operations for motor vehicles, these impacts have been reviewed, analyzed and have been determined by Transportation Services to be acceptable in order to improve safety and comfort of all road users.

 

Finally, this report seeks to make minor housekeeping amendments to existing bikeways and their associated traffic and parking by-laws on the following streets:

 

- Brown's Line (bike lane by-laws, Ward 3);


- Cambridge Avenue (contra-flow bike lane by-laws, Ward 14);


- Finch Avenue West (bike lane by-laws, Ward 6);


- Davenport Road (traffic and parking, Ward 11);


- The Esplanade (traffic and parking, Ward 13);


- University Avenue (traffic and parking, Ward 10 and 11);


- Winona Drive (bike lane by-laws and traffic and parking, Ward 9 and 12).

Financial Impact

The estimated cost to implement the cycling infrastructure recommended in this report is $310,000, excluding Port Union Road which is funded separately in the City's Capital Plan. Funding is available in the approved 2021-2030 Capital Budget and Plan for Transportation Services.

 

The removal of approximately 11 Pay and Display on-street parking spaces proposed in this report would reduce annual revenues generated by Toronto Parking Authority's on behalf of the City of Toronto by approximately $16,500, based on 2019 revenues. Transportation Services continues to work with the Toronto Parking Authority to identify additional paid parking spaces that could be added in the areas impacted.

 

Costs to implement on-street paid parking changes, including new on-street signage and the removal of machines and relocation of Pay and Display machines as well as the programming of new rates and hours of operation are estimated at $3,000. All implementation costs will be borne by Transportation Services.

 

The funding required to maintain the new cycling infrastructure in 2022 is expected to be approximately $18,000 for sweeping and winter maintenance. Funding for this maintenance can be accommodated within the proposed 2022 Operating Budget for Transportation Services. Funding required for ongoing maintenance costs would be considered as part of future operating budget submissions for Transportation Services.

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Cycling Network Plan - 2021 Cycling Infrastructure Installation - Fourth Quarter Update and the Future of the 2020 ActiveTO Cycling Network Projects
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173655.pdf
Attachment 1 - Proposed Cycling Network Installation Location Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173696.pdf
Attachment 2 - Designated Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173677.pdf
Attachment 3 - Designated Cycle Tracks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173697.pdf
Attachment 4 - Designated Contra-flow Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173678.pdf
Attachment 5 - Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173679.pdf
Attachment 6 - ActiveTO Detailed Corridor Summaries
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173680.pdf
Attachment 7 - Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173681.pdf
Public Notice - Removal of Permit Parking spaces on Florence Crescent, between Eileen Avenue and Pritchard Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173699.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Attachment 1 to the Motion from Councillor Pasternak
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173984.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Attachment 2 to the Motion from Councillor Pasternak
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173985.pdf

Communications

(November 25, 2021) E-mail from Ashley Winberg, Elia Associates PC (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-140469.pdf
(November 25, 2021) E-mail from Jim Smith (IE.Main)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Keith Hlady (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Arnaud Seigne (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Dana Molckovsky (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Patrick Meredith-Karam (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Marjorie Nichol (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Janice Fraser (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Wilson (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Gray Taylor (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Anita Wong (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Jill Glessing (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Nikhil Gupte (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Caitlin Ella Wind (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Sarah Midanik (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Chris Hobson (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Cory Freedman (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Gilles Marchildon (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Danielle Millar (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jack Alvo (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Leslie Beedell (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Angela Bischoff (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jorge Chaves (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Patrick DeRochie (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Warren Haas (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Naomi Hazlett (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Avrum Jacobson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Lisa Mesbur (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from John Moore (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Murphy (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jonathan Robinson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Steve Thoms (IE.Supp)
(November 19, 2021) E-mail from Michael Warren (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Judith Wiechula (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Federle (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from James Barker (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Clark Whitney (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Mike Lawler (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Juanita De Barros (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Kris Langille (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andreas Wille (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Soroush Arghavan (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Liz Miller (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jeff Sauer (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Erica Buchanan (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Marie Clermont (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Penina Coopersmith (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Luke Franceschini (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Tim Grant (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jessie Gunn (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Albert Koke (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Derek Laurendeau (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Lumley Murray (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Lori Newton (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Meg O'Mahony (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Lucy Perri (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Kirk Philipps (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Tina Faibish (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Maren Woweries-Diallo (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Martin Gagne (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from John Taranu (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Zoraida Anaya (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Tamara Bernstein (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Kendrick Paterson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Edik Zwarenstein (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Claus Lensbøl (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Eliza Brandy (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Mark Fernando (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Gord Doctorow (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Lauren Blumas (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Debbie Green (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Daniel O'Donnell (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Jagvir Brar (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Holly Reid (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Hagit Fry (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Muroff (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Patrick N. (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Ingrid Buday (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Mourtaza Alsammak (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Suzanne Aplin (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Riccardo Caimano (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Matthew Dicker (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Rory Hiles (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Marie Jagu (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Malcom Kennedy (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Ann Kerwin (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jason Milligan (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Heather Pierce (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jarek Piorkowski (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Christiane Schmidt (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Pavlo Sirous (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Stokes (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Gray Taylor (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Oliver (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Delfina Ortega-Paredes (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Louloua Habli (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Kevin Carmona-Murphy (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Niall Ryan (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Susan Vandendam (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Christopher Bozek (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Julia Armstrong (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Laura Bast (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Randall Boyd (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Taras Gula (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Kelly Ng (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from John Troth (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Sean Ryan Rivera (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Ruth Allen (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Mark Altmeyer (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Ling Chiu (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Carmen Jones (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Janet Lin (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Elaine Luu (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Liz Rykert (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Senal Serasinghe (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Jenny Sin (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Meg Southee (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Cathleen Sullivan (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Henriette Terness (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Ketan Vegda (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Georgina Wilcock (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Robert Yu (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Rosemary Boissonneau (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Jamie Liscombe (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Cesar Shiao Mo (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Janet Brooks (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Rob Dunder (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Vanessa Gentile (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Anne James (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Lewis (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Pat Martin (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Ivan Sherry (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Michael Szego (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Nadia Whitney (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Timothy Lee (IE.Supp)
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IE26.11 - Cargo E-Bike Pilot

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Recommendations

The General Manager, Transportation Services recommends that:  

 

1. City Council opt-in to pilot large cargo power-assisted bicycles under O.Reg 141/21 Pilot Project – Cargo Power-Assisted Bicycles as outlined in this report dated November 18, 2021 titled "Cargo E-bike Pilot ".

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 886, Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks, as follows:

 

a. by inserting a new definition of "large cargo power-assisted bicycle" in Section 886-1B in alphabetical order, to read as follows:

 

"LARGE CARGO POWER-ASSISTED BICYCLE - Includes a cargo power-assisted bicycle or tricycle with (i) a continuous rated output power not exceeding 500 watts; and (ii) a width that is greater than 0.9 metres and weighing more than 120 kilograms unladen, but does not include any vehicle or bicycle capable of being propelled or driven solely by any power other than muscular power.";

 

b. by inserting in Section 886-10A the phrase ", a large cargo power-assisted bicycle," after the phrase "other than a bicycle";

 

c. by inserting in Section 886-10C the phrase ", including a large cargo power-assisted bicycle," after the phrase "stop a vehicle";

 

d. by inserting in Section 886-14 the phrase "or a large cargo power-assisted bicycle" after the phrase "in charge of a bicycle" and after the phrase "on a bicycle";

 

e. by inserting in Section 886-15A the phrase "or a large cargo power-assisted bicycle" after the phrase "bicycle".

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make application to the Province of Ontario, Ministry of the Attorney General, and/or Regional Senior Justice to revise any established set fines/set fine short form wording or establish any new set fines under the Provincial Offences Act, as necessary, as may be identified by the City Solicitor or the General Manager, Transportation Services, in order to give effect to Parts 1 and 2 above, and that the City Solicitor in consultation with the appropriate City staff, determine the amount of the set fine to be requested.

 

4. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, as follows:

 

a. by deleting in Section 950-101B the word "motor" from the definition of "delivery vehicle";

 

b. by deleting from the definition of "vehicle" in Section 950-101B the phrase "with a continuous rated output power not exceeding 500 watts and weighing not more than 120 kilograms unladen" after the phrase "cargo power-assisted bicycle";

 

c. by deleting the word "motor" in Sections 950-200D (1) and (2);

 

d. by (i) deleting the word "or" between "bicycle" and "cargo power-assisted bicycle"; (ii) inserting a comma after the phrase "leave a bicycle";  (iii) deleting the phrase "with a continuous rated output power not exceeding 500 watts and weighing not more than 120 kilograms unladen"; and (iv) inserting the phrase "or other similar vehicle" after the phrase "cargo power-assisted bicycle" in Section 950-201B;

 

e. by deleting from Section 950-201C(1) the phrase "and weighing not more than 120 kilograms unladen" after the phrase "not exceeding 500 watts";

 

f. by deleting from Section 950-201E the phrase "with a continuous rated output power not exceeding 500 watts and weighing not more than 120 kilograms unladen" and inserting the phrase "or other similar vehicle, "after the phrase "cargo power-assisted bicycle";

 

g. by inserting a new Section B.1 in Section 950-1200 as follows:

 

"B.1     Unless at the time of the contravention the bicycle, cargo power-assisted bicycle, or other similar vehicle was in the possession of another person without the bicycle, cargo power-assisted bicycle, or other similar vehicle owner's consent, if a bicycle, cargo power-assisted bicycle, or other similar vehicle has been left in contravention of Section 950-201B, the bicycle, cargo power-assisted bicycle, or other similar vehicle owner shall, upon issuance of a penalty notice, be liable to an administrative penalty."

 

5. City Council establish the new offences as set out in Part 4d above and set an associated penalty amount of $150.00 for offences in 950-201B; and amend Schedule A, Table 10: Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, in City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610, Penalties, Administration of, in numerical order, generally as follows:

 

Addition to Schedule A, Table 10 - Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking:

 

Column 1

Designated Part of Chapter

Column 2

Short Form Wording

Column 3

Penalty Amount

Section 950-201B

Leave (bicycle/cargo power-assisted bicycle/similar vehicle) on highway

$150.00

 

6. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make application to the Province of Ontario, Ministry of the Attorney General, and/or Regional Senior Justice to revise any established set fines/set fine short form wording or establish any new set fines under the Provincial Offences Act, as necessary, as may be identified by the City Solicitor or the General Manager, Transportation Services, in order to give effect to Parts 1, 4 and 5, above, and that the City Solicitor in consultation with the appropriate City staff, determine the amount of the set fine to be requested.

 

7. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate, enter into, and execute a letter of agreement, where possible, with potential participants of the O.Reg 141/21 Pilot Project - Cargo Power-Assisted Bicycles that weigh more than 120 kilograms unladen to secure their respective commitments and obligations to deliver the pilot project generally in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the report dated November 18, 2021 from the General Manager, Transportation Services, and upon such additional terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

8. 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 Parts 1 to 7, inclusive, above.

Summary

Demand for e-commerce deliveries has sharply risen - leading to more emissions and traffic congestion. Cyclelogistics is the use of bicycles to deliver goods which has the potential to reduce operational costs, emissions and congestion, as well as contribute to road safety by replacing vans and trucks. In June 2021, City Council adopted by-laws to partially opt-in to the Province's pilot project by allowing cargo e-bikes, weighing not more than 120 kilograms unladen, on streets, bike lanes and cycle tracks. A report on a pilot project for larger cargo e-bikes weighing over 120 kilograms unladen was requested for the fourth quarter of 2021.

 

This report recommends amending by-laws to further opt-in to a provincial pilot that runs until March 1, 2026. The pilot will allow large cargo e-bikes over 120 kilograms unladen to operate on roads, bike lanes and cycle tracks, and to be able to park like other commercial vehicles, including in designated on-street commercial loading zones and delivery vehicle parking zones. It also recommends authorizing the General Manager, Transportation Services, to develop and implement agreements with large cargo e-bike participants to ensure safety and data collection. The proposed approach largely follows New York City's cargo e-bike pilot which was a successful pilot that is now being made permanent.

 

Since June 2021, City staff have consulted with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders on large cargo e-bike regulations. Based on consultations and research, there is overall positive feedback on the potential of large cargo e-bike pilot projects in terms of improving operational efficiencies and achieving environmental objectives. City staff expect that the roll-out at the early stages of the pilot will be small scale (example: 20 to 40 cargo e-bikes), similar to other Canadian cities, and will involve about 4 to 5 companies, with each company starting out with only a few cargo e-bikes to test them. Barriers to the uptake of cargo e-bikes include the high cost of cargo e-bikes, and the lack of locations for storage and distribution to support a fleet of them. The pilot project will be monitored and an evaluation report is proposed to be made public annually.

Financial Impact

There are no immediate financial impacts arising from the adoption of the recommendations.

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information

(November 18, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Cargo E-Bike Pilot
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173616.pdf

Communications

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141690.pdf
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Arturo MP (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ry Shissler, submitting a letter from Keagan Gartz, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141893.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Wang (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Darnel Harris, Executive Director, Our Greenway Conservancy (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142055.pdf

IE26.12 - Automated Micro-Utility Devices - Accessibility Feedback

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Origin

(November 15, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee

Recommendations

The Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council prohibit the use of automated micro-utility devices on sidewalks and cycle tracks; prohibit the parking, storing, or leaving of automated micro-utility devices on highways or sidewalks; and prohibit the stopping of automated micro-utility devices in a cycle track.

Summary

An introduction to automated micro-utility devices will be presented by Ryan Lanyon, Manager, Strategic Policy and Innovation, Transportation Services, including a proposed provincial pilot project to test such devices off-road on sidewalks, paths or trails.

Background Information

(November 15, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee on Automated Micro-Utility Devices - Accessibility Feedback
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173546.pdf
(November 15, 2021) Presentation from the Manager, Strategic Policy and Innovation, Transportation Services Division on Automated Micro-Utility Devices
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173547.pdf

Communications

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141691.pdf

12a - Automated Micro-Utility Device Oversight and Regulations

Origin

(November 15, 2021) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Chair, Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee

Recommendations

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 886, Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks, as follows:


 a. to insert in Section 886-1B in alphabetical order a new definition of micro-utility device as follows:

 

"i.  MICRO-UTILITY DEVICE   - Any device that:


1. operates using any kind of power other than solely muscular power;


2. is automated or remotely controlled;


3. transports itself and/or conducts tasks including transporting goods or cargo, but not passengers.";

 

b. to insert a new Section C in Section 886-15 as follows:


"i. despite anything in this chapter to the contrary, no person shall operate or stop a micro-utility device in a cycle track."

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, as follows:

 

a. to insert in Section 950-101B in alphabetical order a new definition of micro-utility device as follows:


 "i.  MICRO-UTILITY DEVICE   - Any device that:

 

1. operates using any kind of power other than solely muscular power;


2. is automated or remotely controlled;


3. transports itself and/or conducts tasks including transporting goods or cargo, but not passengers.";

 

b. to insert a new Section 950-203 as follows:

 

"i.  Section 950-203.  Regulation for Micro-Utility Device.


ii. No person shall operate a micro-utility device on a sidewalk.


iii.  No person shall park, store or leave a micro-utility device on a highway or sidewalk."

 

3. City Council establish new offences and establish new associated penalties and amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610, Penalties, Administration of, as follows:

 

a. addition to Schedule A, Table 4: Chapter 886, Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks, which is commensurate with the fine amount for Section 886-15B stopping a vehicle other than a bicycle in a cycle track:

 

 

Column 1

Designated Part of Chapter

Column 2

Short Form Wording

Column 3

Penalty Amount

Section 886-15C

Stop Micro-utility Device in Cycle Track

$150.00

 

b. addition to Schedule A, Table 10:  Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, which is commensurate with the fine amount for Section 950-400B(1) stopping a vehicle on/over a sidewalk/footpath:

 

Column 1

Designated Part of Chapter

Column 2

Short Form Wording

Column 3

Penalty Amount

Section 950-203B

Park – Micro-utility Device on (Highway/Sidewalk)

$150.00

Section 950-203B

Store – Micro-utility Device on (Highway/Sidewalk)

$150.00

Section 950-203B

Leave – Micro-utility Device on (Highway/Sidewalk)

$150.00

 

4. 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 Parts 1 to 3, inclusive, above and the reasonable operation of the prohibitions against micro-utility devices.

Summary

On September 29, 2021, the Ministry of Transportation posted a proposal on automated micro-utility devices soliciting feedback by November 15, 2021, on a regulatory framework for a provincial pilot project under the Highway Traffic Act. This pilot would allow remote-controlled micro-utility devices, including automated personal delivery devices, for use primarily off-road in places such as sidewalks in Ontario municipalities. This proposal broadly covers devices that will not be defined as a motor vehicle in Ontario, are task-oriented, and operated to primarily provide services such as the delivery of goods and not passengers, and for operation primarily off-road on sidewalks. In addition, Ministry of Transportation has proposed the following for the device/vehicle:

 

- No height limit, a 125 kilogram maximum weight, and a 74 centimetre maximum width for all micro-utility devices, except automated snow plows which have no proposed weight and dimension restrictions;


- A 10 kilometre per hour maximum speed on sidewalks and a 20 kilometre per hour maximum speed on shoulders of roads or bike lanes;


- A municipal opt-in and collision reporting regime, with authority to set by-laws and limit operations;


- Mandatory operator oversight, capable of creating a safe stop;


- Mandatory audible signals to alert those nearby;


- A requirement for reflectors and lights, with lights to be lit if operated between sunset and sunrise;


- A requirement for micro-utility devices to be equipped with brakes;


- Prohibiting the carrying of controlled substances and dangerous goods that require a federal placard;


- General liability insurance, good working order, and secured loads requirements;
- A requirement to yield to pedestrians (no details on how);


- requirement for an operator name, contact, and unique device number to be displayed on the exterior of the micro-utility devices.

 

Transportation staff are reviewing this issue and have submitted comments to the Province after receiving feedback from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee at its meeting on November 15, 2021. Members of Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee , as well as deputants, shared their lived experiences and pressed that it is our responsibility as a municipality under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act that we work to remove barriers faced by people living with disabilities. This pilot would be yet another dangerous hazard in the public realm for anyone with low mobility, low vision, or using a mobility device as well as children and senior residents.  Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee unanimously adopted a motion recommending that City Council prohibit the use of, and parking, storing or leaving of micro-utility devices on sidewalks and cycle tracks. Such devices are already prohibited on footpaths, pedestrian ways, and bike lanes, and similar clarity is required for sidewalks and cycle tracks.

 

It is critical that the City of Toronto develop the necessary policies and clarity to ensure the prohibition and enforcement of automated micro-utility devices, reinforcing the City’s commitment to accessibility and Vision Zero Road Safety.

Background Information

(November 15, 2021) Letter from Councillor Kristyn-Wong-Tam, Chair, Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee on Automated Micro-Utility Device Oversight and Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173441.pdf

IE26.13 - Accessible Sidewalks and the Supreme Court Decision

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Origin

(November 15, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee

Recommendations

The Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee recommends that:

 

1. The General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the City Solicitor, present to the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee in the first quarter of 2022 a review of the Supreme Court decision and any new service enhancements to ensure safer winter sidewalk and road access for pedestrians especially after a snowfall.

Summary

On October 21, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that British Columbia resident Taryn Joy Marchi was due a new trial after she had sustained serious injury crossing a snow pile made during the municipality’s snow clearing. 

 

Every winter, Toronto residents experience large snowbanks lining the sidewalks that are not cleared, and a number of weather-related accessibility concerns. While the City of Toronto has been thus restricted in its snow clearing response due to limited machinery, staffing, and narrow downtown streets, this ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada could be precedent-setting for municipalities across the country.

 

If Toronto wishes to remain a safe, and accessible place to live all year round, we must evaluate our policy decisions against this new Supreme Court ruling and implement new procedures which reflect these changes.

Background Information

(November 15, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee on Accessible Sidewalks and the Supreme Court Decision
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173521.pdf
(October 21, 2021) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam on Accessible Sidewalks and the Supreme Court Decision
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173522.pdf

Communications

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141692.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.Supp)

IE26.14 - Missing Link Sidewalk Program - Dwight Avenue Sidewalk Installation

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Recommendations

The General Manager, Transportation Services recommends that:  

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to continue with the planned construction of a new sidewalk on the west side of Dwight Avenue from Birmingham Street to Maple Boulevard.

Summary

Provision of safe, comfortable and accessible sidewalks on all public streets is a fundamental objective of the Vision Zero 2.0 Road Safety Plan. Sidewalks support safety, accessibility, affordable transportation, physical activity, safe routes to school, aging in place and sustainable growth. Through the Missing Links Sidewalk Installation Program, Transportation Services reviews opportunities to install sidewalks on all roadway classifications through bundling with other state-of-good-repair work, as well as stand-alone delivery.

 

Dwight Avenue is classified as a collector road. City policy calls for sidewalks on both sides of collector roads. In 2016, Transportation Services received a request from the Toronto District School Board to install a sidewalk on the west side of Dwight Avenue adjacent to Second Street Jr. Middle School.

 

A sidewalk on the west side of Dwight Avenue adjacent to the school was programmed for construction in 2021 based on opportunity for the work to bundled with adjacent state-of-good-repair work on Birmingham Street, Murrie Street, and Herman Street.  While options to minimize impact on trees were considered as part of the design process, a total of 12 trees need to be removed to construct the sidewalk.

 

In October 2021, City Council directed the General Manager, Transportation Services to halt this project and report back to the December 2, 2021 Infrastructure and Environment Committee meeting on the feasibility of narrowing Dwight Avenue to accommodate the proposed new sidewalk and save the existing trees. This report provides information in response to that request.

 

This sidewalk provides an essential missing link in the sidewalk network and is adjacent to a school. Transportation Services recommends proceeding with the sidewalk installation and tree removal based on the current design and enhanced replanting plan that is proposed which includes 17 trees to be replanted in this location to continue growing Toronto’s tree canopy.

Financial Impact

The tendered cost of the contract award for construction of the Dwight Avenue sidewalk identified in this report is $194,897. Funding is available within the approved 2021-2030 Capital Budget and Plan for Transportation Services in account CTP419-01 RSP Missing Link Sidewalks.

 

Funding required for ongoing maintenance costs will be considered as part of future operating budget submissions for Transportation Services.

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Missing Link Sidewalk Program - Dwight Avenue Sidewalk Installation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173527.pdf

Communications

(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Melinda Frank (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Martin Ritchie (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Kasia Kogut (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Robyn Parashyniak (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Holly Boyne (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ann Botelho (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Roberto Botelho, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ryerson University (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141763.pdf
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Jennifer Da Silva (IE.Supp)
(December 26, 2021) E-mail from W.R Thuma (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Arturo MP (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Anne-Marie Klein (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Kristina Boon (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Stasia Hrynyk (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Stephen Ford (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jodi Moran (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) Letter from Meredith Heinrich (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) Letter from Alexander Satel (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) Letter from Jack Gibbons (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Vanessa Keall-Vejar (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rita Di Cesare, Oleksa Slywynsky, and Luuk Slywynsky (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Melodie Barnett (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Caroline Van Haeften (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Vasundhara Sharma (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Kate Morawetz (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Charlotte Sheasby-Coleman (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Woodward (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Chloe Macrae (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jessica Smith (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Natasha Mistry (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Bonnie O'Brien (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Melodie Barnett (IE.Supp)

IE26.15 - Update on Pedestrian Scale Street Lighting

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Recommendations

The General Manager, Transportation Services recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake an assessment of the general condition of existing pedestrian scale lighting assets and to include funding for staff oversight and third party consulting costs of $1.0 Million within the 2022 Operating Budget submission for Transportation Services.

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate the necessary amendments to the existing Street and Expressway Lighting Agreement with Toronto Hydro to include lighting styles, any required lighting asset standards, and any related funding impacts.

 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back on the comprehensive state-of-good-repair plan for existing pedestrian scale lighting and ten year plan for new pedestrian scale lighting as part of the 2023 Budget process.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Infrastructure and Environment Committee with information as requested, pertaining to the City's existing street lighting service agreement with Toronto Hydro Corporation, addressing street lighting standards, accessibility and safety specifically in the context of pedestrian scale lighting.

 

This report provides a strategy to address the concerns raised for adding and replacing pedestrian-scale lighting where the sidewalks are dark at night and require additional lighting and for adding new lighting standards.

 

It is anticipated that any changes proposed may require amendments to the existing Street and Expressway Lighting Agreement with Toronto Hydro.

Financial Impact

Funding of $1.0 Million is required in 2022 for three staff positions and third party consultant costs to undertake an assessment for pedestrian scale lighting street lighting assets which will be included for consideration as part of the 2022 Operating Budget submission for Transportation Services.

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Update on Pedestrian Scale Street Lighting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173621.pdf

Communications

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tony Farebrother (IE.Supp)

IE26.16 - TransformTO - Critical Steps for Net Zero by 2040

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Origin

(November 19, 2021) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services

Recommendations

The Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services recommends that:

 

1. City Council endorse the targets and actions outlined in Attachment B entitled TransformTO Net Zero Strategy (December 2, 2021) from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy.

 

2. City Council approve the following community-wide greenhouse gas reduction targets:

 

a. 45 percent reduction in community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, from 1990 levels;

 

b. net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.

 

3. City Council direct the Interim Director, Environment and Energy to report back:

 

a. in the second quarter of 2025, with a status update on progress in meeting the City of Toronto's 2030 corporate and community-wide greenhouse gas reduction targets, as outlined in recommendation 2 and Attachment B titled TransformTO Net Zero Strategy dated (December 2, 2021) from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy;

 

b. in the second quarter of 2025, with a four year implementation plan for 2026-2030 on any additional actions and authorities required to achieve the City of Toronto's 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target; and

 

c. annually on progress towards achieving community-wide greenhouse gas reduction targets and 2030 goals.

 

4. City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with all appropriate Divisions Heads, including the City Solicitor, or their designates, to develop and implement a plan that outlines how to refer to TransformTO Net Zero Strategy goals and targets as and where appropriate in all relevant:

 

a. submissions that the City of Toronto makes or the City of Toronto staff make in federal and provincial public comment processes;

 

b. filings that the City of Toronto makes in proceedings before federal and provincial regulatory bodies, administrative tribunals and courts.

 

5. City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, or their designate, until December 31, 2030, to negotiate and enter into agreements, as may be required, to support the implementation of the City Council-adopted recommendations presented in the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, dated December 2, 2021 with non-profit, public, and private sector organizations to:

 

a. enter into non-competitive procurements under Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 195, Purchasing; 

 

b. collaborate on projects or initiatives;

 

c. provide in-kind and/or financial support from the approved Environment and Energy Division budget on projects or initiatives; and/or

 

d. receive funding,

 

on terms and conditions acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, in consultation with the Interim Director, Environment and Energy, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

6. City Council authorize the Deputy City Managers to negotiate and enter into non-competitive agreements, including those with a value exceeding $500,000 for which City Council approval would normally be required under City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 195, Purchasing, with companies that have won Climate Champion status through the MaRS Discovery District's Mission from MaRS Climate Impact Challenge, on the following conditions:

 

a. that the provision of goods or services from the company will assist the City to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is aligned with the City's Net Zero Strategy;

 

b. that any agreement is within the budget of the respective Division within the Deputy City Manager's Service Area;

 

c.  that the agreement is on such terms and conditions satisfactory to the Deputy City Manager;

 

d.  that the agreement is in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

7.  City Council direct that the Chief Procurement Officer report, as part of the Annual Controller's Report, on any non-competitive agreement that the Deputy City Managers enter into with companies that have won Climate Champion status through the MaRS Discovery District's Mission from MaRS Climate Impact Challenge.

 

8. City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the City Clerk, to submit a Bill to Council to codify the currently Council-adopted targets, strategies, policies, programs and initiatives pertaining to green energy and climate change, in the first instance from this report, as additional articles in Chapter 669 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, as and where appropriate.

 

9. City Council direct the City Manager and Deputy City Managers, in consultation with the interim Director, Environment and Energy to report back by the first quarter of 2023 on:

 

a. what aspects of existing City programs and/or by-laws aimed at reducing natural gas use in new and existing buildings need to be strengthened or accelerated; and

 

b. what additional programs and/or by-laws aimed at reducing natural gas use in new and existing buildings need to be developed and implemented,

 

in order to achieve the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets as outlined in recommendation 2 and Attachment B entitled TransformTO Net Zero Strategy dated (December 2, 2021) from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy.

 

10. City Council direct the Interim Director, Environment and Energy, in consultation with the Controller, the Director, Accounting Services, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and other appropriate City Divisions, to report in 2023 with options for financial and other incentives that the City could provide to encourage uptake of personal electric vehicles and disincentives to discourage use of fossil-fueled personal vehicles within the City of Toronto boundaries.

 

11. City Council direct the Interim Director, Environment and Energy in consultation with the Controller, the Director, Accounting Services, the Chief Planner, and Executive Director, City Planning, Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Buildings, and other appropriate City Divisions, and with Toronto Hydro, to report back in the first quarter of 2023 on options for additional financial incentives, disincentives and other mechanisms to further encourage deep retrofits of existing buildings.

 

12. City Council direct the Interim Director, Environment and Energy and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to report back in the first quarter of 2023 on design and implementation options for a Toronto Carbon Budget covering corporate and community emissions in Toronto, with a goal of implementation by no later than 2025.

 

13. City Council request the Government of Ontario and provincial agencies and corporations to:

 

a. develop and implement new or amend existing legislation, regulations, policies and/or programs in order to prioritize:

 

1. demand response and conservation as sources of electricity generation in Independent Electricity System Operator generation selection;

 

2. increase the share of renewable electricity generated on the provincial electricity grid;

 

b. implement legislation, regulations, policies/or programs to encourage the transition to electric vehicles, including:

 

1. financial incentives for new and used Electric Vehicles;

 

2. financial incentives for home, workplace and fleet Electric Vehicles charging infrastructure;

 

3. establish a provincial sales mandate for Zero Emission Vehicles ("Zero Emission Vehicles" are battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles) that meets or exceeds any federal sales mandate for Zero Emission Vehicles:

 

4. support and encourage Electric Vehicles-ready new construction;

 

5. funding for publicly-accessibly Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure; and

 

6. maintain existing benefits for Electric Vehicle drivers (e.g. High Occupancy Vehicle lane access on provincial highways);

 

c. require all new and replacement equipment for building heating systems to be greater than 100 per cent efficiency.

 

14. City Council request the Government of Canada and federal agencies and corporations to:

 

a. create and enforce a national clean electricity standard to ensure decarbonization of the electricity grid as soon as possible;

 

b. ensure all new and replacement equipment for building heating systems be greater than 100 per cent efficient as soon as possible;

 

c. implement new and maintain existing financial incentives to encourage the transition to electric vehicles, including:

 

1. maintain purchase incentives for new electric vehicles and providing purchase incentives for used electric vehicles;

 

2. provide financial incentives for home, workplace and fleet electric vehicle charging infrastructure;

 

3. provide funding to provinces and municipalities for public electric vehicle charging infrastructure;

 

d. create and fund a national workforce and skills development strategy to enable a just net zero transition;

 

e. conduct a strategic review of international and national supply chain requirements and issues to ensure that municipalities have sufficient access to all goods and services necessary to enable a transition to the net zero emission economy;

 

f. provide mechanisms and tools to lower the risk to lenders or similar entities involved with financing projects that enable decarbonization at scale.

 

15. City Council direct the Interim Director, Environment and Energy, in coordination with Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management Division, to identify ways that the City can support the reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with food the City of Toronto procures, in alignment with the City's Cool Food Pledge and the C40 Good Food Cities Declaration, and to report back in the second quarter of 2025 on the status of corporate food-related emissions and recommended actions for the TransformTO 2026-2030 short-term action plan.

Summary

The climate crisis grows more urgent every year. The window to make significant and lasting change is disappearing.  Action must happen immediately and it must be at the necessary scale required to respond to this crisis.     

 

In 2017, TransformTO was unanimously approved by City Council demonstrating Toronto’s commitment to a global call for action to limit global temperature rise in line with international goals. Since 2017, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has shown that to limit global temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, cities globally need to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and halve global emissions by 2030.

 

City Council’s 2019 declaration of a global climate emergency shifts Toronto’s focus to align with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's recommended pathway - net zero by 2050 or sooner.

 

This Report recommends that Toronto adopt a new net zero by 2040 goal.  By doing so, Toronto will ensure alignment with the 2030 trajectory to meet the necessary scientific-based commitments to keep the planet's temperature habitable.

 

Technical modelling of Toronto's net zero pathway shows us that in order to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner, Toronto must first be on the correct trajectory for achieving its 2030 City Council adopted goal of 65 per cent emissions reduction from 1990 levels. Without aligning our action and implementation to that steeper trajectory, net zero by 2040 or 2050 will be out of reach.

 

The City is taking action to tackle Toronto's emissions through established programs and major policy achievement such as the Net Zero Existing Building Strategy, Net Zero Carbon Plan for City-owned buildings, an update to the Toronto Green Standard, the Electric Vehicle Strategy, advancing the City's Cycling Plan, and greening City and Toronto Transit Commission fleets. Steady progress has been made to reduce emissions in recent years and community-wide greenhouse gas emissions have decreased since 1990. Toronto is on track to achieve its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target of a 30 per cent reduction from 1990 levels.  Despite population growth, community-wide emissions continue to decline while Toronto's gross domestic product rises. The decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in recent years can be attributed to a less carbon intensive electricity grid and lower transportation emissions from gasoline and diesel fuels. 

 

Toronto's current 2019 greenhouse gas inventory shows that our emissions are currently tracking on the trajectory of an 80 per cent reduction by 2050, from 1990 levels, however, emissions have not decreased fast enough in recent years.  Data shows that acting incrementally will not be enough to put us on the net zero trajectory. Rapid action to scale up existing programs, additional authorities for the City of Toronto (City) to implement nimbly and effectively, significant levels of investment and coordinated action with other levels of government will be needed to match City Council's ambition.

 

TransformTO Net Zero Framework:

 

The TransformTO: Critical Steps for Net Zero by 2040 Report approach is presented in the following parts:

 

- This staff report outlines the rationale, roles and opportunities needed for successful delivery on climate action, and presents an overview of the actions the City will take to reach the 2030 interim targets;


- Attachment A is the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy Short-Term Implementation Plan 2022 to 2025;


- Attachment B is the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, which includes the rationale behind the net zero pathway and opportunities needed to successfully reach the net zero target;


- Attachment C is the TransformTO Net Zero Framework Technical Report, which provides details on the pathway and specific actions that can be taken by the City, other governments, residents, and businesses;


- Attachment D provides highlights of Toronto's programs that are reducing emissions;


- Attachment E provides a summary of public and stakeholder consultations from 2018 to 2021 that have supported the development of this strategy and actions; and


- Attachment F responds to a City Council request on the impact of small engine law and garden equipment.
 

Achieving net zero is not simply a technology solution. The combination of attentive urban design, city planning, active transportation, and transit systems, changes in consumptive behaviour and supportive net zero consumer choices, will all need to work in step to cumulatively increase the efficiencies of corresponding urban systems.

 

No municipal government has the legislative tools or fiscal capacity to achieve ambitious targets on its own. Reaching net zero by 2040 will require additional authority or action from other levels of government, the private sector, and resident action. For example, the City of Toronto does not regulate electric vehicle sales targets, but the City can enable uptake through providing charging infrastructure. Similarly, implementation of the Existing Buildings Strategy to retrofit homes and buildings will require additional legal authority to set performance standards from the provincial government.

 

The Net Zero Strategy presents a set of 2030 interim targets for community-wide emissions as well as City of Toronto corporate targets to demonstrate leadership by example. These targets are designed to reduce emissions by 6.8Mt in the next eight years. This is equivalent to about 2 million cars off the road.  The 2030 targets presented in the Strategy are:

 

1. 100 per cent of new buildings are designed and built to be near zero greenhouse gas emissions;

 

2. 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings, from 2008 levels; this means that approximately 100,000 buildings must be retrofitted in the next 8 years, or approximately 12,500 buildings per year;

 

3. 50 per cent of community-wide energy comes from renewable or low-carbon sources; this will mean that approximately 35 million megawatt hour of energy will need to be sourced from renewable or low carbon sources;


4. 25 per cent of commercial and industrial floor area is connected to low carbon thermal energy sources;


5. 75 per cent of school/work trips under 5kilometres are walked, biked or by transit;


6. 30 per cent of registered vehicles in Toronto will be electric; this means that by 2030, an estimated 332,000 vehicles will need to be electric;

 

7. Identify pathways to more sustainable consumption in City of Toronto operations and in Toronto's economy;


8. 70 per cent residential waste diversion from the City of Toronto’s Integrated Waste Management System; and


9. Reduce corporate emissions by 65 per cent, over 2008 levels, to demonstrate leading by example; this will mean that approximately 330 kiloton of emissions will need to be reduced cross-corporately.

 

Achieving these 2030 targets requires action now. A summary of thirty (30) near-term actions to be implemented between 2022 and 2025 are listed below. More detailed descriptions of each action including their timeline for report back is included in the TransformTO Short-Term Implementation Plan 2022-2025 (Attachment A) and in the Net Zero Strategy (Attachment B).

 

Meeting Targets:

 

Achieving the targets in the Net Zero Strategy will not just be the work of the City government. The City of Toronto Corporation can control only a small portion of Toronto's community-wide emissions directly -- nearly 5 per cent according to recent greenhouse gas inventories.

 

However, the City plays a clear role in defining the ways we build, travel, and consume and when policies are effectively implemented and programs are easily accessed to realize maximum uptake and engagement, our municipal government can have a greater impact on the community's emissions. 

 

In order to meet the 2030 targets, the City will use its influence to regulate, advocate and facilitate rapid transformation in five critical steps:

 

- Demonstrate carbon accountability locally and globally by establishing a carbon budget – Leading by example, the City will establish a carbon budget to track climate actions against annual emission limits to drive accountability. The City's actions will be measured against these limits each year until net zero is achieved, with any gaps in action identified and solutions proposed so we stay on course.

 
- Accelerate a rapid and significant reduction in natural gas use – Toronto will take further action to limit the use of natural gas.  Natural gas use for water and space heating represents over half of Toronto’s total greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to new buildings eliminating natural gas use through the Toronto Green Standard, the Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy articulates ambitious targets to replace conventional heating systems with more efficient electric heat pumps drawing from a green provincial electricity grid.

 
- Establish performance targets for existing buildings – Toronto will establish mandatory emissions performance reporting, disclosure, and emissions performance targets for buildings so we can better understand and limit emissions from our homes and buildings. These mandatory targets will be preceded by voluntary targets. Catalyzing the electrification of building heating systems, as a preferred alternative to the use of fossil-fuel heating systems, will be key.

 
- Increase access to low carbon transportation options, including walking, biking, public transit and electric vehicles – Toronto will increase the use of active and public transportation reduces greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and congestion while promoting equity and health benefits. The City will also advance options to incentivize electric vehicle adoption and disincentivize the use of carbon-polluting gasoline and diesel vehicles, through supporting the transition to electric vehicles.
 

- Increase local renewable energy to contribute to a resilient, carbon-free grid – Toronto will work in step with Toronto Hydro to successfully support the growth and prosperity of the city through reliable, uninterrupted electric service provision.  By increasing opportunities for local renewable generation to be located within the City's boundary, Toronto will be more resilient and will contribute to a decarbonized provincial electricity grid.

 

Although these five steps will put the community on the correct path to 2030, it is critical that these steps be sustained through to the year 2040 in order to achieve net zero emissions by 2040.  Technical modelling suggests that if every single resident, business, non-commercial institution, industry and the City of Toronto government itself was enabled to choose net zero choices now, 2040 is achievable.

 

Summary of Short Term Implementation Plan Actions (2022-2025)

 

100 per cent of new buildings are designed and built to be near zero greenhouse gas emissions, by 2030

1

Ensure near zero emissions for all new construction

2

Evaluate and limit impacts of embodied carbon in construction

Greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings are cut in half, from 2008 levels, by 2030

3

Advance Implementation of the Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy

50 per cent of community-wide energy comes from renewable or low-carbon sources and 25 per cent of commercial and industrial floor area is connected to low carbon thermal energy sources, by 2030

4

Work with industry experts to explore limiting the expansion of natural gas systems and reversing system growth, where feasible, and limiting installation of natural gas equipment

5

Support adoption and mainstreaming of net zero, resilient energy sources for new and existing developments

6

Address barriers and develop strategies to increase the deployment of renewable energy and storage technologies, including but not limited to solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, waste heat recovery and heat pumps

7

Actively support, advocate to and partner with Toronto Hydro, as well as the Provincial and Federal governments and agencies, to decarbonize the provincial electricity grid, promote energy conservation and enable local renewable energy generation

75 per cent of school/work trips under 5 kilometres are walked, biked, or by transit, by 2030

8

Expand biking and pedestrian infrastructure, including the rollout of cycling routes, bicycle parking and bike share at or near Toronto Transit Commission stations

9

Increase existing bus and streetcar service levels to encourage shifts to low-carbon, sustainable transportation

10

Update and accelerate implementation of city-wide Transportation Demand Management Strategy

11

Develop tools to address emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants on an area or project level

30 per cent of registered vehicles in Toronto are electric, by 2030

12

Align the City’s Electric Vehicle Strategy to the net zero goals and implement the Electric Vehicle Strategy

13

Determine options to incentivize Electric Vehicle adoption and disincentivize use of gas and diesel vehicles

14

Encourage the adoption of electric commercial and freight vehicles, including Electric Vehicles and e-bikes for last mile deliveries

Identify pathways to more sustainable consumption in City of Toronto operations and in Toronto's economy

15

Continue to pursue policy and programmatic interventions that help the City reach its aspirational goals of zero waste and a circular economy, and which identify pathways to more sustainable consumption in both municipal operations and in all sectors of the economy

70 per cent residential waste diversion from the City of Toronto’s Integrated Waste Management System

16

Continue implementation of the City’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy which sets a goal of diverting 70 per cent of waste managed from City customers away from landfill, by focusing on waste reduction, reuse and recycling activities that promote resource conservation and reduce environmental impact

Develop and implement strategies to improve greenspace infrastructure to build climate resilience 

17

Increase canopy cover and biodiversity and enhance greenspaces

Ensure equitable implementation and ongoing improvement of engagement and reporting

18

Support resident-led climate action and engagement

19

 

Work with Indigenous rights holders and urban Indigenous communities to share knowledge and learnings

20

Develop and implement youth engagement strategy

21

Design and launch a climate advisory group for 2022 and beyond to ensure implementation of the Net Zero Strategy is equitable and reflects the priorities and interests of the community

22

Develop equity indicators to be reported out as part of the TransformTO implementation status update

23

Encourage the growth of green industry to provide the products and services needed to enable a net zero city

24

Leverage Live Green Toronto to develop and implement a city-wide climate action awareness campaign

Lead by Example – City of Toronto corporate greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by 65 per cent over 2008 base year

25

Develop and apply a Climate Lens in decision-making

26

Design and implement a Toronto Carbon Budget

27

Ensure net zero City-owned buildings

28

Reduce emissions from City and Agency-owned vehicles

29

Encourage City staff to adopt sustainable and climate positive practices at work and in their commute

30

Lead by example in managing waste and producing renewable energy from biogas at City facilities

 

City staff will begin further analysis and engagement on the thirty (30) short-term actions outlined in Attachment A as the City transitions to implementation.

 

Before 2030, two short-term implementation plans will be presented to Council -- the first one identifies actions to be delivered 2022 to 2025 (Attachment A), and the second one covering the period from 2026 to 2030 will outline additional actions that will ensure that we are on track to reach the 2030 target. Detailed reports outlining recommendations for bylaws, policies, and new programs will be brought back to City Council for consideration starting in 2022 and continuing over the following four years.  Included in this report back will be an assessment of our progress towards the goal of net zero by 2040. 

 

For the most part, the short-term actions do not require Toronto to pursue dramatically new climate actions -- they require Toronto to do them faster and at a larger scale. Existing strategies and plans such as Electric Vehicle Strategy, the Toronto Green Standard, the Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy, Corporate Real Estate Management's Net Zero Carbon Plan for City-owned buildings, and the Toronto Transit Commission Green Bus Program are examples of plans that identify detailed steps and considerations to get to net zero.

 

The 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and short term actions have been developed through extensive consultation across City divisions and agencies, and with stakeholders and the public. Since 2019, the City has engaged over 5,000 residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to understand key priorities, opportunities and challenges. Consultations from recent years, particularly in 2021, have highlighted the issue of responding to the climate crisis with urgency.     

 

Current City Plans and Investments:

 

The City has approved a number of ambitious plans and targets to reduce emissions from its own operations, including the Corporate Real Estate Management's Net Zero Carbon Plan which was adopted earlier this year.  The Net Zero Carbon Plan focuses on City-owned buildings. Beginning with the 2023 Budget, staff will be integrating the Net Zero Carbon Plan for City-owned buildings into the capital planning process synchronously with the application of a Climate Lens and Financial Planning's Asset Management Strategy. The City will continue to make investments every year to achieve City Council-identified emissions reduction targets and net zero emissions status in its buildings. Like the Net Zero Carbon Plan for City-owned buildings, the Sustainable Fleets Plan, the Toronto Transit Commission Green Bus Program, and other key City plans will follow a similar process. Implementation of these plans is underway and will go a long way to reduce emissions from City operations.

 

For the first time in Toronto's history, a Climate Lens was utilized in the 2021 budget process. Initial data reported through the Climate Lens identified that Toronto invested $611.3 million on capital projects that have components related to GHG reduction or climate resilience in 2021. As 2021 reflected the first year of this initiative, data has not yet been collected across all divisions and agencies and these figures excluded climate investments made by key services such as Toronto Water, Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the Toronto Transit Commission. The 2022 Budget Process builds on the 2021 Budget process to evidence progress in cross corporate culture change including projects being flagged by programs that did not do so last year.  City staff are working to capture investments directly related to climate action in the 2022 budget. For example, the recommended 2022 Rate-Supported Budgets for water, solid waste, and parking identify climate related investments. In addition to this investment, the City is making significant capital investments in the Toronto Transit Commission – the 2021-2030 10-year Capital Plan totals $11.907 billion and includes $1.576 billion alone for vehicles such as buses, streetcars and subway cars, including the acquisition of electric buses to enable residents to reduce their transportation related greenhouse gas emissions.  Further, Toronto has also issued $630 million in Green Bonds which have financed a range of key climate projects targeting mitigation and resilience activities such as extending subway lines and expanding the local cycling network, to energy retrofits in social housing and flood protection projects.

 

Collaboration:

 

Many challenges outside of the City's control have also been identified through consultation, including the slow pace of market transformation, labour force training and matching expertise for implementation, consumer education and awareness, education of service providers, strong provincial and federal policy and financial support for decarbonization.

 

This report emphasizes that in order to be successful, bold leadership and collaboration will be required from public and private stakeholders.  Furthermore, innovative partnerships and business models must be supported and evolve and traditional economic priorities must include environmental cost-benefit analyses and climate outcomes.  To summarize, climate action means collective action.

 

Lastly the opportunities to avoid 'lock in' of carbon emissions in city systems are being missed.  Achieving the targets set out in this report, the TransformTO Short-Term Implementation Plan 2022-2025 (Attachment A) and the Net Zero Strategy (Attachment B) will require a different means of delivery and decision-making will need to be re-oriented so that the net zero choice becomes the best choice now and in the future.

Financial Impact

There are no additional financial impacts expected to the 2022 Budget Year arising from the recommendations contained in this report, however, significant future budget impacts are expected from affected divisions as the implementation of existing programs continue or are accelerated and as new actions are initiated. Any financial impacts associated with the short-term implementation actions for 2022-2025 identified in the Short-Term Implementation Plan 2022-2025 (Attachment A) have been included in the 2022 Budget submission and will be included in future year Budget submissions.

 

The full financial impacts of achieving the proposed 2025 greenhouse gas reduction target, the 2030 greenhouse gas target, and the net zero by 2040 target to the City of Toronto is unknown. Technical modelling estimates that the full investment required by the entire community, including the City, businesses, other levels of government, and residents, is $57 billion over the next thirty years. For its part, the City will have to identify appropriate funding models and financial mechanisms to make these needed investments, which will include partnership with community organizations and businesses and other orders of government.    

 

See Table 1 below for planned report back and budget cycle timing for the short-term actions that may require additional resources. The Environment and Energy Division is also exploring funding opportunities provided by other levels of government and associated programs to support the implementation of the Net Zero Strategy.

 

Short-term Action

Report Back Date

Proposed Implementation Timeline

Expected Budget Year

(new or enhanced)

Divisions with potential budget/ resource impacts

Buildings

Evaluate and limit impacts of embodied carbon in construction

First Quarter 2023

ongoing

TBD

City Planning

Advance Implementation of the Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy (Refer to the Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy, adopted by City Council in July 2021 for a detailed financial impacts and timing)

2022

ongoing

2022

Environment and Energy, Toronto Buildings, Municipal Licencing and Standards, City Planning, Social Development, Finance and Administration

Energy

Work with industry experts to explore limiting the expansion of natural gas systems and reversing system growth, where feasible, and limiting installation of natural gas equipment

Second Quarter 2022

TBD

2023

Environment and Energy

Address barriers and develop strategies to increase the deployment of renewable energy and storage technologies, including but not limited to solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, waste heat recovery, and heat pumps

Fourth Quarter 2022

TBD

TBD

Environment and Energy

Transportation

Expand biking and pedestrian infrastructure, including the rollout of cycling routes, bicycle parking, and bike share at or near Toronto Transit Commission stations

N/A

ongoing

2023

Transportation Services, Toronto Transit Commission

 

Increase existing bus and streetcar service levels to encourage shifts to low-carbon, sustainable transportation

2022

ongoing

TBD

Transportation Services, City Planning, Toronto Transit Commission

Update and accelerate implementation of city-wide Transportation Demand Management Strategy

2022

2023

2023

Transportation Services, Environment and Energy

Develop tools to address emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants on an area or project level

2023

2024

2024

Transportation Services, City Planning

Align the City’s Electric Vehicle Strategy to the net zero goals and implement the Electric Vehicle Strategy

Fourth Quarter 2022

ongoing

2023

Environment and Energy, Transportation Services, Toronto Parking Authority, Toronto Hydro, City Planning, Fleet Services, Municipal Licencing and Standards, Social Development, Finance and Administration, Corporate Real Estate Management, Economic Development and Culture

Determine options to incentivize Electric Vehicle adoption and disincentivize use of gas and diesel vehicles

Fourth Quarter 2022

2023

2023

Environment and Energy, Transportation Services, Toronto Parking Authority, City Planning

Encourage the adoption of electric commercial and freight vehicles, including e-bikes and Electric Vehicles for last mile deliveries

N/A

ongoing

TBD

Transportation Services, City Planning, Toronto Parking Authority, Toronto Hydro, Environment and Energy, Fleet Services

Waste

Conduct a consumption based emissions inventory and identify targets that would meaningfully reduce consumption based emissions

Second Quarter 2023

2024

2023

Environment and Energy

Engagement

Support resident-led climate action and engagement

N/A

ongoing

2023

Environment and Energy

Develop and implement youth engagement strategy

N/A

2022

2023

Environment and Energy

Design and launch a climate advisory group for 2022 and beyond to ensure implementation of the Net Zero Strategy is equitable and reflects the priorities and interests of the community

N/A

2022

2023

Environment and Energy

Encourage the growth of green industry to provide the products and services needed to enable a net zero city

Third Quarter 2024

ongoing

2023

Economic Development and Culture

Leading by Example

Ensure net zero City-owned buildings

TBD

ongoing

2023

Corporate Real Estate Management

Reduce emissions from City and Agency-owned vehicles

N/A

ongoing

TBC

Fleet Services

Toronto Transit Commission, Corporate Real Estate Management

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information

(November 19, 2021) Report form the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services on TransformTO - Critical Steps for Net Zero by 2040
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173756.pdf
Attachment A - TransformTO Short-Term Implementation Plan 2022-2025
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173757.pdf
Attachment B - TransformTO Net Zero Strategy - A Climate Action Pathway to 2030 and Beyond
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173758.pdf
Attachment C - TransformTO Net Zero Framework Technical Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173759.pdf
Attachment D - Highlights of Toronto's Programs to Date
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173760.pdf
Attachment E - Summary of Public and Stakeholder Consultations (2018-2021)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173761.pdf
Attachment F - Small Engine Lawn and Garden Equipment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173762.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Presentation from the Interim Manager, Policy and Research, Environment and Energy Division on TransformTO - Critical Steps for Net Zero by 2040
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-174004.pdf

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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Pam Koch (IE.Supp)
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(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Manuel Calleja (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Janice Fraser (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Ellen Greenblatt (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Tim Kraan (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Janet Lin (IE.Supp)
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(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Dana Molckovsky (IE.Supp)
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(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Marjorie Nichol (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Mary F Kennedy (IE.Supp)
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(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Julia Ettlinger (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Robert Kaross (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Abdullah (IE.Supp)
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(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Matthieu Schapira (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Susan Vandendam (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Lynn Walker (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Maria Yancheva (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Ingrid Buday (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Patrick N. (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Oliver (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Delfina Ortega-Paredes (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Tierney Smith (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Patrick Mccluskey (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141693.pdf
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Sue Dexter, Board, Harbord Village Residents’ Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141727.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jeff Sun (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ignatius Sridhar (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Olivia Zhao (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Hertzman (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Zaid Rashid (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Zoraida Anaya (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Soroush Arghavan (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Lauren Blumas (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Jagvir Brar (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Juanita Da Barros (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Mark Fernando (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Hagit Fry (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Kris Langille (IE.Supp)
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(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Holly Reid (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from John Taranu (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andreas Wille (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Martin Green (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141781.pdf
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from James Barker (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Clark Whitney (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jim McPhail (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Vince Hughes (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Douglas Ferguson (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Lidia Labate (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Claire Smith (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Marc Boudreau (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from James O'Malley (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Robbins (IE.Supp)
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(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Harold Smith (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Asil Gilani (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Alexander Stagnitta (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Sarah Martin (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Valérie Bolduc (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jack Derricourt (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Javed Nissar (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Givertz-Steel (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Sharon Zeiler (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Marc Fowler (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Heather Schramm (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Di Camillo (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Alan Barthel (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from David Ley (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jeff Craig (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Naomi Miller (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from David Lussier (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Brian McLachlan (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Dundee Staunton, Chris Keating and John Watt (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) Letter from Kathy Laird (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Michael Polanyi (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Sana Amin (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Wang (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ignatius Sridhar (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Amelia Rose Khan, Toronto350 (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141913.pdf
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Ronny Yaron (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from JJ Fueser (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rebecca Weigand (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Donna-Marie Batty, StopPlastics (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141920.pdf
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Margot Whittington, Climate Policy Analyst, The Atmospheric Fund (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141921.pdf
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Karen Chapple, Director, the School of Cities and Professor, University of Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141965.pdf
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Andria Babbington, President, Toronto and York Region Labour Council (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141966.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Kevin Lockhart (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Matthew Freedlander (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Mary Alton (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Mohammad Jaberi (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Liz Addison (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Lee Scott (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Julie Sieg (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Natalie Telfer (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Dave Ley (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Ms. A. Pope, Coordinator, Zero Waste Hub Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141987.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Wendy Quirion (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Derek Eaton (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Chris Gusz (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Gabrielle Herman (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Gyula Kovacs (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Rhonda Teitel-Payne Co-Coordinator, Toronto Urban Growers (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142005.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Theodore Lam (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Sylvia Grady (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Steven Fistell (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Steve Rieck (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Spencer Roth (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Sonja Greckol (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Chris, Sharon, and Jim Gusz (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Sharon Bider (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Sandra Lester (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Avi D. (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Deborah Nixon (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Janet Senyshyn (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Aaron Binder (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel, Richard Nelson, Holly Reid, Najia Zewari, Executive Committee, Cycle Don Valley Midtown (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142034.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Debbie Green (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ryann Fineberg (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rocky Petkov (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Benjamin Ian Vladamir Gernega (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Colleen Lynch (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Alex Ross (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Urbanski (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ellery Williamson (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Dawang, More Neighbours Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142038.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Michelle Reddick (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Ria Prakash (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Patrick McCluskey (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Keagan Gartz, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142064.pdf
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Carlyle Coutinho, Chief Executive Officer, Enwave Energy Corporation (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142066.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Kathy Glazier (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from JP Solmes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trimac Renewable Royalties (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142068.pdf
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Joshua Armstrong (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Darnel Harris, Executive Director, Our Greenway Conservancy (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142056.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rebecca McKenzie (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Kumsa Baker, Campaigns Director and Rosemarie Powell, Executive Director, Toronto Community Benefits Network (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142060.pdf
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Abhishek Chopra (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Jeffrey Wyndowe (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Eric Walberg (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jane Church (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Gabriel Mandelbaum (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Dawang (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Caterina Borracci (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Sheena Sharp, Co-Chair, Pathways Project (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142082.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Irene Alatzakis (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Aliya Hirji (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Gordon (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Jay Scott (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Anne Hogarth (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Peter Rogers (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Omkara Patel (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Patrick McCartney (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from David Langille (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Adria Budd Johnson (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Christine Bear (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Sunday Harrison, Executive Director, Green Thumbs Growing Kids (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142111.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Kathryn Tait, Climate Specialist, Toronto Environmental Alliance (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142112.pdf
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Hilda Swirsky (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Donna-Marie Batty, StopPlastics (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142114.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Kathryn Tait, Climate Specialist, Toronto Environmental Alliance (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142098.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from David Langille, Chair, Pocket Change Committee (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142099.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Lyn Adamson, Co-Chair, ClimateFast (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142115.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Liz Addison, ClimateFast (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142100.pdf
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Cathy Nosaty (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Jean Paul Morgan (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Irene Alatzakis (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Sandra Lester (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Valerie Endicott (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Lee Adamson (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Quentin Thwaites (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Avet Khachatryan (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Florence Foerster (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Agnes Kramer-Hamstra (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Cecilia Farrol (IE.New)

IE26.17 - Extending the Home Energy Loan Program

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy

Recommendations

The Interim Director, Environment and Energy recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the extension of the Home Energy Loan Program component of the Residential Energy Retrofit Programs from its current expiration date of December 31, 2021 and make the Program permanent, using existing resources in the Local Improvement Charge Energy Works Reserve Fund, Local Improvement Charge repayments as well as funding provided by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to support project and programming needs.  

 
2. City Council authorize the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to establish program interest rates for the Home Energy Loan Program based on the City’s projected indicative cost of borrowing, set on a quarterly basis, for the purposes of recovering the City's cost of borrowing.

 
3. City Council authorize the Interim Director, Environment and Energy to enter into any Property Owner Agreement for the City of Toronto Home Energy Loan Program with consenting property owners for any financing to a maximum of $125,000, inclusive of funding amount, interest and administrative fee, in addition to authority granted previously to the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 
4. City Council authorize the Interim Director, Environment and Energy to review and, where necessary, revise the Home Energy Loan Program from time to time, solely for the purpose of integrating the City's program with industry best practices and new or existing Federal, Provincial and utility company energy, climate change and poverty reduction programs.

Summary

Through the Home Energy Loan Program, the City offers low-interest loans to help homeowners make their homes more energy efficient and reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions, in support of the City’s TransformTO climate action strategy and net-zero emissions target.

 

Current authorization for the program will expire as of December 31, 2021, the purpose of this report is to extend authorization of the Home Energy Loan Program in its current form and to enable continuation of the program with planned Federation of Canadian Municipalities funded changes subject to finalizing an agreement with Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

 

Extending and enhancing the Home Energy Loan Program program with Federation of Canadian Municipalities funding will help advance the Council-approved Greenhouse Gas reduction efforts established by TransformTO, Toronto's climate action strategy and the net zero ambitions outlined in the Climate Emergency Declaration and most recently the goals of the Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy adopted by City Council in July 2021.  The Home Energy Loan Program program will also support the City's Net Zero Strategy, being considered by Infrastructure and Environment Committee at its meeting of December 2, 2021.

Financial Impact

No additional financial commitments are required from the City to support the recommendations outlined in this report.

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information

(November 18, 2021) Report from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy on Extending the Home Energy Loan Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173440.pdf

Communications

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141694.pdf

IE26.18 - Wastewater Energy Transfer Program

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Origin

(November 17, 2021) Report from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy

Recommendations

The Interim Director, Environment and Energy recommends that:  

 

1. City Council endorse facilitating the use of the City's wastewater infrastructure, right-of-way, and property where feasible to facilitate renewable thermal energy projects aimed at significantly reducing greenhouse gases emissions and moving the City closer to achieving its net zero emissions goal.

 

2. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services, to establish a working group consisting of the Division Heads or their designates from the Environment and Energy, Toronto Water, Corporate Real Estate Management, Transportation Services, Engineering and Construction Services, Legal Services, Financial Planning and any other necessary Divisions, to  develop an implementation plan for Recommendation Number 1 that includes, without limitation, post-screening application review process and procedures, design and technical standards, template agreements, real estate valuations, and project revenue allocations.

 

3. City Council direct the Interim Director, Environment and Energy, to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the Second Quarter of 2022 with details about the implementation plan for the Wastewater Energy Transfer Program and with recommendations for authority needed to launch the full program.

Summary

This report proposes the launch in First Quarter of 2022 of the first stage of a new, city-wide evaluation framework for initial connection requests for potential Wastewater Energy Transfer projects, as was requested by Council in 2019.

 

Wastewater Energy Transfer projects involve a connection to City wastewater (sewer) infrastructure for the non-contact exchange of renewable thermal energy to displace fossil fuel use in buildings, which is Toronto's largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Enabling Wastewater Energy Transfer projects is therefore a key part of implementing the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy.

 

Toronto's sanitary trunk sewer network is estimated to have the capacity to potentially support well over twenty Wastewater Energy Transfer projects. Once in operation, these projects would reduce approximately 200,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually while unlocking value for the City through the sale of thermal energy. 

 

An evaluation framework is necessary for timely processing of connection requests and to ensure projects do not negatively affect operation/integrity of Toronto Water infrastructure.              

 

Stage 1 - Launch First Quarter of 2022 for project intake to gauge interest, size/types of projects, and specific locations/timelines.

 

- Renewable energy developers/building owners visit a City webpage to undertake self-serve project screening and submit a preliminary application.


- Environment and Energy Division staff review the application for completeness so that Toronto Water staff can provide the applicant with information needed for preliminary design/business case.
 

Prior to launching Stage 2 in Second Quarter/Third Quarter of 2022, which would enable full applications to the program, staff will establish an efficient back-office process for post-screening detailed application review with other key Divisions, including: Toronto Water, Transportation Services, Engineering and Construction Services, Corporate Real Estate Management, and Legal Services.

Financial Impact

There will be no financial cost to the City of Toronto from Wastewater Energy Transfer projects. Costs related to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of Wastewater Energy Transfer projects will be the responsibility of project proponents.

 

Wastewater Energy Transfer projects, once in operation, will generate revenue for the City from the sale of thermal energy to renewable thermal energy project developers. The Second Quarter 2022 staff report will address how program revenues are collected and disbursed to support ongoing program operations and expansion. 

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information

(November 17, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy on Wastewater Energy Transfer Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173428.pdf

Communications

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141722.pdf

IE26.19 - Update - Pocket Plus Neighbourhood Climate Action

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
14 - Toronto - Danforth

Origin

(November 22, 2021) Report from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy

Recommendations

The Interim Director, Environment and Energy recommends that:  

 

1. City Council direct the Interim Director, Environment and Energy and the relevant Division Head and Corporation Officials to continue to advance the next phase of Pocket Change Neighbourhood Climate Action Plan, including the community and institutional round-tables; and include updates in TransformTO progress reports.

Summary

This report responds to a Council request in February 2021 for the Interim Director, Environment and Energy and the relevant Division Heads, City Corporation Officials, and School Boards, to support the next phase of Pocket Change Neighbourhood Climate Action Plan, including the creation of an institutional round-table, and that staff submit a report on the scope and opportunities for the institutional opportunities to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee.

 

The City is supporting the next phase of the Pocket Change Plus project, as a neighbourhood scale implementation of TransformTO, with efforts to leverage institutional assets and expertise to 'green' the neighbourhood and maximize opportunities for environmental transformation.

 

The Environment and Energy led the coordination of institutional stakeholders by organizing regular discussions and supporting partner organizations in the review of capital budgets, the evaluation of asset conditions, and identifying potential sustainability initiatives.

 

Attached is the draft report with scope, opportunities, and quick starts for climate action, including, but not limited to:

 

- Institutional commitments to achieve climate objectives and targets set out by TransformTO net-zero plan (concurrently reporting to committee and Council)


- Efforts to embed climate and resiliency lens within decision making processes.


- Initiated Energy Audits and Feasibility Work streams: solar at Greenwood Yard.


- Exploring Net-Zero pathways for Toronto Community Housing and other City buildings.


- Opportunities for public and/or institutional lands with potential for co-benefits: environmental, social, and net-zero initiatives.


- Potential design competition to synthesize the architectural, communal, and environmental components of sustainable neighborhoods - focus on public realm.

Financial Impact

This report is an implementation initiative of TransformTO.  The resources required to support this initiative will be included in the Operating Budgets of affected Divisions and Agencies as required for 2022 and future years for consideration and reflected in through TransformTO progress reporting.

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information

(November 22, 2021) Report from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy on Update - Pocket Plus Neighbourhood Climate Action
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173741.pdf
Attachment 1 - The Pocket Plus Scope, Opportunities, and Quick Starts - Nov 2021 (Draft)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173742.pdf

Communications

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141723.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Martin Green (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141782.pdf
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Arturo MP (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from David Langille, Chair, Pocket Change Project of the Pocket Community Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142090.pdf

IE26.20 - Status Update on the Western Waterfront Master Plan

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
4 - Parkdale - High Park

Origin

(November 16, 2021) Letter from Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park

Recommendations

Councillor Gord Perks recommends that:

 

1. The Infrastructure and Environment Committee request that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the General Manager, Transportation Services, and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, in consultation with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and other relevant divisions and agencies, report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the Second Quarter 2022 with a status update on the Western Waterfront Master Plan and a proposed work plan for advancing an update to the Master Plan.

Summary

On August 5, 2009, City Council adopted the Western Waterfront Master Plan. Please see EX33.20 from 2009 - Agenda Item History - 2009.EX33.20 (toronto.ca).

 

The Master Plan recognizes the Western Waterfront as an important waterfront park space and transportation corridor, and provides an overall vision for parkland, beaches, break walls, trails, promenades, roads, bridges, servicing and recreational facilities within the Western Waterfront, between the Humber River and Exhibition Place. The objectives of the Plan are to: knit together all the elements of the public ream; enhance public access to and along the water’s edge; provide for a range of compatible land uses; enhance, celebrate and interpret the area’s heritage; and beautify Lake Shore Boulevard.

 

This Master Plan embedded a Class Environmental Assessment Master Plan for municipal infrastructure and completed Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. Phases 3 and 4 of the Class Environmental Assessment process for realigning and reconfiguring Lake Shore Boulevard West between the Humber River and Exhibition Place was not initiated, in part due to uncertainty related to the best alignment of the waterfront transit network through the study area; this alignment issue was resolved through the adoption of the Waterfront Transit Network Plan on January 31, 2018.

 

The implementation strategy was to start with small, incremental changes in the short term.  Capital investments in the western waterfront have been made by Toronto Water, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Transportation Services.  Some capital improvements that have been implemented include:

 

- Signalized pedestrian access at Jameson Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West;


- Signalized pedestrian crossing at the Palais Royale;


- Temporary pedestrian bridge at Dowling Avenue (design work on permanent bridge will begin in the near-term);


- Reconstruction of Lake Shore Boulevard West and Net Drive;


- Placement of armour stones to prevent parking on the grass during large events such as the air show and CNE;


- Parking access was removed from Marilyn Bell Park;


- Signalized bicycle crossing and interim safety geometric improvements at Ellis Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West;


- Interim geometric safety improvements at Colborne Lode Drive and Lake Shore Boulevard West;


- StreetARToronto Mural on the Roncesvalles Avenue pedestrian bridge.

 

As part of Active TO, the City temporarily closed Lake Shore Boulevard West (6km) from Windermere Avenue to Stadium Road (eastbound lanes only) to vehicles on most weekends between May and October 2020, and for selected weekends in 2021, to provide space for thousands of people to walk and cycle. Traffic data from Active TO weekends May 2021 indicated that the counts on the closed portions of Lake Shore Boulevard West ranged from 16,700-34,000 cyclists and 2,800-5,000 pedestrians per day (15 hour closure).

 

Humber Bay for All, a sub-committee of the West End Beaches Stakeholders Association, has been working on concepts for environmental and recreational projects that could be incorporated into the future implementation of the Western Waterfront Master Plan. These ideas include:

 

-Beach improvements with greater accessibility and picnic facilities;

 

- Expanded recreation areas on newly created habitat islands connected to a new breakwater;

 

- New nature trails and improved multi-use recreational trails;

 

- New docks, mooring, launching areas and rentals;


- Reforestation.

 

With increased use of the western waterfront, and the City discussing the potential for a next phase of waterfront revitalization with the Provincial and Federal governments, there is a need for an update to the Western Waterfront Master Plan.

Background Information

(November 16, 2021) Letter from Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 4, Parkdale-High Park on Status Update on the Western Waterfront Master Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173439.pdf

Communications

(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Arturo MP (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Ms. A. Pope, Coordinator (volunteer), Zero Waste Hub Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142076.pdf

IE26.21 - Access to Guild Park and Gardens Washroom Facilities

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
24 - Scarborough - Guildwood

Origin

(November 16, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood

Recommendations

Councillor Paul Ainslie recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to immediately open both washroom facilities at the Guild Park and Gardens to the public.

Summary

Residents are regularly encouraged to get some fresh air and explore the city’s green spaces all year round, especially during the winter months. To accommodate this, Toronto has been providing additional winter maintenance on select pathways across the city and making washrooms in parks and recreation centres open to the public. These efforts provide residents with the opportunity for longer and more convenient walks.

 

I am requesting Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff to immediately open both washroom facilities at the Guild Park and Gardens so they can be accessed by the public all year round.

 

The Guild Park and Gardens is regularly visited by large numbers of local residents and visitors from across Toronto. I want to ensure their visit is enjoyable and accessible for everyone.

Background Information

(November 16, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood on Access to Guild Park and Gardens Washroom Facilities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173438.pdf

IE26.22 - Additional North Bendale Park Identification Signs

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
24 - Scarborough - Guildwood

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood

Recommendations

Councillor Paul Ainslie recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manger, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to install additional Identification Signs in North Bendale Park at the entrances off the following streets:

 

a. Baybrook Crescent;

 

b. Faraday Drive;

 

c. Erinlea Crescent;

 

d. Monmouth Court;

 

e. Parkington Crescent,

 
and review options in order to differentiate and identify each sign location to the park for navigation purposes for emergency vehicles response to crisis, in particular, health and safety. 

Summary

I am requesting that Parks, Forestry and Recreation install additional park identification signs at North Bendale Park at the five street entrances stated above. Additionally, I would like to request respective staff to review options, i.e. numbering each sign, to differentiate each identification sign for emergency vehicles responding to a crisis, in particular, health and safety.

Background Information

(November 18, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood on Additional North Bendale Park Identification Signs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173425.pdf

IE26.23 - Extending the Existing Parking Exemptions (Statutory Holidays) to Include Holidays of Religious Significance

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Letter from Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 6, York Centre-Downsview

Recommendations

Councillor James Pasternak recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with Toronto Police Service, to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the Second Quarter of 2022 on the feasibility of providing parking exemptions on city streets during religious holidays.

Summary

Every year, faith based communities across the City, reconnect with their family, friends and loved ones while celebrating specific religious holidays rooted in their respective faith traditions. Several religious holidays that are observed by Torontonians of various backgrounds, creeds and beliefs should be accommodated for by parking exemptions. Currently, only statutory holidays are exempted. Integrating religious holidays as well may not only allow for people's sincerely held creed, beliefs, and practices to be accommodated for but more importantly lead to more inclusive neighbourhoods that celebrate the diverse mosaic and cultural fabric of Toronto.

Background Information

(November 18, 2021) Letter from Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 6, York Centre-Downsview on Extending the Existing Parking Exemptions (Statutory Holidays) to Include Holidays of Religious Significance
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173590.pdf

IE26.24 - Reviewing a Pedestrian-Cycling Bridge Over Allen Road

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
8 - Eglinton - Lawrence

Origin

(December 2, 2021) Letter from Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence

Recommendations

Councillor Mike Colle recommends that:

 

1. City Council request that the General Manager, Transportation Services undertake a preliminary review to understand the feasibility, constraints/impacts and cost of a pedestrian-cycling bridge over Allen Road to connect the York Beltline Trail and Kay Gardner Beltline Trail.

Summary

During the pandemic, cycling has increased across the City and more spaces encouraging active transportation and supporting the overall wellbeing of residents through cycling, walking, and jogging, have been urgently needed.

 

An opportunity exists to close a critical gap in between two of the City's great multi-use trails: the York Beltline Trail and Kay Gardner Beltline Trail are divided by the Allen Expressway and are widely used by pedestrians and cyclists alike. A pedestrian-cycling bridge spanning across the Allen would ultimately form a continuous, 9 kilometre park within the City, west of the Allen all the way to Mount Pleasant Road closing a significant missing link. This east-west connection would enhance the City's Cycling Network Plan which seeks to connect gaps and grow the current cycling network across the City.

Background Information

(December 2, 2021) Letter from Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence, on Reviewing a Pedestrian-Cycling Bridge Over Allen Road
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173976.pdf

IE26.25 - Opportunity for RapidTO Congestion Modelling during Victoria Park Avenue Construction

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
16 - Don Valley East

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Letter from Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Councillor, Ward 16 - Don Valley East

Recommendations

That the General Manager, Transportation Services be requested to execute a Transportation Study that measures speed and other variables on Victoria Park Avenue between  Biggin Court and Lawrence Avenue East during lane closures associated with watermain replacement construction, and model these delays on the entire section of Victoria Park Avenue subject to RapidTO lanes and staff be requested to report back no later than April 30, 2022 to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee.

Summary

The City is proposing, through RapidTO, to eliminate 50 percent of the road capacity for private vehicles on Victoria Park Avenue.  This will cause significant inconvenience and congestion to motorists and the community, as well as an increase in pollution from idling vehicles.

 

The City is currently undertaking a significant public works project requiring lane closures on Victoria Park Avenue, generally modelling the conditions that will take place with the implementation of RapidTO.

Background Information

(November 18, 2021) Letter from Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Councillor, Ward 16 - Don Valley East on Opportunity for RapidTO Congestion Modelling During Victoria Park Avenue Construction
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173942.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council