Meeting No. 1859 

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

A meeting of the Toronto Transit Commission was held in Committee Room 2, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 commencing at 1:10 p.m.

H. Moscoe (Chair), O. Chow (Vice-Chair), J. Mihevc, B. Ashton, P. Li Preti, B. Saundercook, A. Giambrone and S. Bussin (Commissioners), R. Ducharme (Chief General Manager), V. Rodo (General Manager – Executive & General Secretary), G. Webster (General Manager – Operations), T. Middlebrook (Chief Engineer), L. Hilborn (Deputy General Manager - Corporate), B. Leck (General Counsel), A. Chocorlan (Manager - Materials & Procurement), M. Roche (Chief Financial Officer), T. Andrews (Chief Special Constable), A. Smith (Acting Chief Marketing Officer), M. Stambler (Manager – Service Planning), W. Buffett (Assistant General Secretary) and F. Stanois (Co-ordinator - Secretariat Services) were present.

H. Moscoe was in the Chair.

M. Anders, Marketing Research Director was present for Item No. 2.

Declaration Of Interest – Municipal Conflict Of Interest Act

Chair Moscoe declared an interest with respect to Item No. 14 entitled, “Purchase Order Amendment Authority – Technical Assistance for Information Technology Services”, as his brother owns one of the companies listed in the report.  Chair Moscoe took no part in the discussion or decision made by the Commission concerning this matter.

Minutes Of Previous Meeting

Vice-Chair Chow Moved That The Commission Approve The Minutes From Meeting No. 1858, And That The Chair And General Secretary Be Authorized To Sign The Same.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Chow Carried.

Business Arising Out Of The Minutes - Nil

Committee Of The Whole Resolution

Vice-Chair Chow Moved That The Commission Meet As The Committee Of The Whole On Wednesday, September 21, 2005 AT 9:30 A.M., Or Later, To Deal With Litigation Or Potential Litigation Matters, Labour Relations Or Employee Negotiations And To Receive Advice Which Is Subject To Solicitor-Client Privilege.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Chow Carried.

Deputations

a) Accessible Transit Service

Councillor Suzan Hall
City of Toronto
Submitted communication)

The Commission Received The Deputation.

Chair Moscoe Moved That Councillor Hall’s Request Be Referred To Staff For Review With A Report Back To The Commission.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

b) Correspondence C-1 – Councillor Fletcher  Request to Waive TTC Fees – DragonFest

Councillor Paula Fletcher
City of Toronto
(Submitted communication)

The Commission Received The Deputation.

Commissioner Bussin Moved That Staff Be Requested To Waive Fees Relating To Dragonfest On September 17, 2005, And That This Be Done On A One Time Only Basis.

The Motion By Commissioner Bussin Carried.

(Also See Correspondence C-1)

c) Accessible Buses

Mrs. Rhodes
(Submitted communication)

The commission received the deputation.

Chair moscoe moved:

1. That The Communication From Mrs. Rhodes Be Referred To Staff For Review And Discussion At A Meeting Of The TTC’S Advisory Committee On Accessible Transportation, With A Report Back To The Commission At A Future Meeting.

2. That The TTC’S Advisory Committee On Accessible Transportation Be Requested To Review Signage Relating To Elevator Breakdowns In An Effort To Make It More Customer Responsive.

The Motions By Chair Moscoe Carried.

d) Kendal Avenue Entrance – Spadina Subway Station

James Lemon
(Submitted communication)

The Commission Received The Deputation.

Vice-Chair Chow Moved:

1. That The Signage At This Location Be Changed; 

2. That The TTC Ride Guide Be Amended To Reflect The Change; And

3. That Staff Be Requested To Report Back In Six Months Time On The Results Of The Changes Implemented.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Chow Carried.

e) Streetcar Noise – Russell Carhouse

Tony Pena

The Commission Received The Deputation.

f) Requesting Detour of  39D and 130A Bus Routes to Scottfield Drive

Florence Wong
Chief Executive Officer
Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
(Submitted communication)

The commission received the deputation.

Vice-chair chow moved:

1. That, In Consultation With The Yee Hong Centre, Staff Be Directed To Respond To The Request To Detour The 39d And 130a Bus Routes On To Scottfield Drive Along With The Creation Of Two New Bus Stops; And

2. That Staff Report Back On This Matter At The Next Commission Meeting On September 21, 2005.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Chow Carried.

Chair Moscoe Moved That Staff Also Review In Their Report Any Potential Wheel-Trans Service Options That May Be Available In Addressing Or Supporting This Request From The Yee Hong Centre.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

(Also See Correspondence C-2)

g) Parkdale Community Bus Extension – Pelham Park Gardens & Symington Place

Councillor Palacio
City of Toronto

Janet Erickson

Eva Hubbard

Ron Taylor

The Commission Received The Deputations.

Chair Moscoe Moved That The Request From The Deputants To Extend The Parkdale Community Bus Be Referred To Staff For Report.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

Commissioners Correspondence

CC-1 Commissioner Mihevc – Traffic Light Synchronization

The Commission had before it a communication from Commissioner Mihevc dated July 25, 2005 requesting that the TTC develop a solid position on traffic light synchronization that favours public transit.

Commissioner Mihevc Moved That Staff Report On This Matter And In So Doing Explain Exactly What “Transit Priority” Means In Toronto Compared With How It Is Defined More Favourably In Other Major World Cities, And In Particular What Trade Offs Have Been Made With City Transportation Services In Arriving At The Toronto Version Of Transit Priority.

The Motion By Commissioner Mihevc Carried.

Presentations

1. Award of Merit – Osman Hersi

Chair Moscoe advised that on June 8, 2005 at 8:25 a.m., customer Osman Hersi was standing on the subway platform at Sheppard Station, when he observed a fellow customer fall to the eastbound tracks. Osman ran to the area where the man had fallen; he could see that the man was conscious and trying to get up.  Osman immediately jumped to track level and assisted the man back to the platform.  After seeing that the man was being attended to by others, Osman boarded the next available train so he would not be late for a planned school trip.  Emergency response personnel attended and transported the man to hospital.

On behalf of the Commission, Chair Moscoe presented Osman Hersi with an Award of Merit for his courageous and caring actions.

2. Strategic Overview on Post Secondary Discounts

M. Anders, Market Research Director gave an overhead slide presentation with respect to this matter.

The Commission Received The Presentation For Information.

Commissioner Mihevc Moved That The Commission Reiterate Its Support For Further Exploration Of Post-Secondary Discounts.

The Motion By Commissioner Mihevc Carried.

Commissioner Giambrone Moved That Staff Take The Necessary Action To Put Into Effect The Commission’s Direction At The Earliest Possible Time.

The Motion By Commissioner Giambrone Carried.

Budget Matters

3. Chief General Manager’s Report  Period 6 May 29 to July 2, 2005

It is recommended that the Commission:

(1) receive for information the attached Executive Summary of the Chief General Manager’s (CGM’s) report covering the period May 29 to July 2, 2005; and

(2) forward a copy of this cover report and the Executive Summary to each City Councillor for information (noting that the detailed CGM’s report is available on request from the Office of the General Secretary of the Commission).

Approved

Commissioner Giambrone Moved That Staff Submit A Report On Available Options To Pursue Future Diesel Fuel Purchases.

The Motion By Commissioner Giambrone Carried.

Chair Moscoe Moved That Staff Be Requested To Explore With The Federal Government The Possibility Of Using A Portion Of Additional GST Revenues Generated From Increased Gas Prices To Avert The Possible Implementation Of A Fuel Surcharge To Transit Riders.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.
 

Procurement Matters

4. Procurement Authorization Mount Dennis Bus Garage Building Demolition and Site Remediation
Contract X1-2 Contract Changes X1-2-23, X1-2-27 and X1-2-36

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the following to Aim Waste Management Inc.:

1. An increase in the amount of $88,006.16 to finalize Contract Change X1-2-23, bringing the total amount authorized to $133,006.16, to remove PCB contaminated debris from Buildings 1 and 3.

2. An increase in the amount of $9,659.83 to finalize Contract Change X1-2-27, bringing the total amount authorized to $104,659.83, for the removal, handling and disposal of PCB contaminated water.

3. Contract Change X1-2-36 in the credit amount of ($607,160.51), to reduce the estimated tendered quantities of various PCB Unit Rate Items.

Approved

5. Procurement Authorization Contract Amendment No. 6 Contract No. G85-161B Geotechnical
and Geo-Environmental Engineering Services Triennial Contract

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the issuance of Contract Amendment No. 6 to Jacques Whitford and Associates Limited for the Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Engineering Services Triennial Contract to increase the contract total upset limit in the amount of $260,000 from $770,800 to $1,030,800 and to extend the Contract to December 31, 2006.
       
Approved

6. Procurement Authorization McBrien Building Computer Room UPS and Backup Power Generator Contract S5-24

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the acceptance of the tender submitted by Dig-Con International Limited (Dig-Con) in the amount of $754,535.00 for Contract S5-24, McBrien Building – Computer Room UPS and Backup Power Generator.

Approved

7. Procurement Authorization Contract Amendment No. 1 Conceptual Design Services – Various Locations Contract G85-208 and G85-208A

It is recommended that the Commission authorize Contract Amendments to the following contracts listed below, for Conceptual Design Services:

1. Contract G85-208, Contract Amendment No. 1 for $175,000.00 to Richard Stevens Architect Ltd., increasing the total upset limit contract amount to $225,000.00 for Package 1 – Functional Design Redevelopment of Warden and Victoria Park; and

2. Contract G85-208A, Contract Amendment No. 1 for $125,000.00 to URS Canada Inc., increasing the total upset limit contract amount to $175,000.00 for Package 2 – Design Services Kipling/Islington Redevelopment Strategy Study.

Approved

8. Procurement Authorization – Pape Station Structural Pavement Rehabilitation Contract D5-14

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of contract to Structural Contracting Ltd. in the amount of $229,381.00 for Contract D5-14 – Pape Station – Structural Pavement Rehabilitation.
 
Approved

9. Procurement Authorization – Bus Duct Supply and Installation – Wilson and Fairholme Substations

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the acceptance of the alternative proposal submitted by the State Group Inc. (State) for an unbudgeted expenditure in the amount of $215,212.00, for the supply and installation of four new bus duct runs at Wilson and Fairholme substations.

Approved

10. Procurement Authorization – Design & Supply of CLRV Air Conditioning Systems as Part of the CLRV Life Extension Program

It is recommended that the Commission authorize:

1. The award of a contract to Thermo King Europe Manufacturing Ltd. in the amount of $97,715.50 for the design and supply of 2 prototype air conditioning units; and

2. The conditional awarding of an upset limit contract for an additional 100 air conditioning units to Thermo King Manufacturing Ltd. in the upset limit amount of $4,922,790.30, subject to satisfactory performance of the prototypes during in-service testing and confirmation of receiving additional financing approval from the City of Toronto Council, which will be the subject of a separate Commission report.

Approved

11. Procurement Authorization – Reserved  Transit Lanes on St. Clair Avenue West (Phase One)
 
Commissioner Mihevc Moved That Staff Be Directed To Proceed With Option B Contained In The Report, Subject To Amending Recommendation #2 By Inserting The Words “Up To $2.4 MILLION In 2005 With The Remainder”, So Such Recommendation Reads As Follows:

“2. Approve An Increase In Project Approval To 1.2 Surface Track Replacement Of $3,923,867, As Set Out On Pages 83 To 85 In The “Improvement” Category To Cover The Lack Of Budgeted Funds By City Staff In 2005 For Phase One Work For This Project. This Amount Would Have To Be Recovered From The City, Up To $2.4 Million In 2005 With The Remainder In 2006, Where City Transportation Will Be Budgeting Sufficient Funds In Its 2006-2010 Capital Budget Necessary For The Commission To Recover The City’s Phase One Allocation Of The St. Clair right-of-way costs;”

The Motion By Commissioner Mihevc Carried.

The Commission Approved The Recommendations Embodied In Option B, As Amended.
 
12. Request for City Council Funding Approval –CLRV Life Extension Program Contract Commitments

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Endorse the planned purchase of three major vehicle systems required for the rebuild of 100 streetcars; and

2. Forward this report to the City of Toronto, for consideration at their September 2005 Council Meeting, with a request that they approve additional funding in the amount of $25,001,000 for a total City commitment of $35,505,000 on project CTT050 for the purchase of 102 car-sets of three major vehicle systems (Propulsion Control, Air Conditioning, Low Voltage Power Supply) for the CLRV Life-Extension Program.

Approved

13. Fire Ventilation Upgrade – Second Exit Program – Four Stations Conceptual Layouts

It is recommended that the Commission receive for information the proposed conceptual layouts for second exits at College, Wellesley, Museum and Castle Frank Subway Stations.

Received

14. Purchase Order Amendment Authority –  Technical Assistance for Information Technology Services

It is recommended that the Commission authorize a total increase of $5,458,560 to the following purchase orders for the period to December 31, 2006, as assigned below:

1. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #15 to Purchase Order PC34673 to decrease the upset limit by $124,429 to a revised total upset limit of $2,604,029.00 for Ajilon Canada;

2. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #16 to Purchase Order PC34692 to increase the upset limit by $462,530.00 to a revised total upset limit of $1,140,317.00 for CCSI formerly GE Capital I.T. Solutions;

3. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #13 to Purchase Order PC 34671 to increase the upset limit by $1,722,570.00 to a revised total upset limit of $9,878,273.00 for Ian Martin Information Technology Inc.;

4. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #14 to Purchase Order PC34672 to increase the upset limit by $1,731,434.00 to a revised total upset limit of $7,422,712.00 for IT/Net Consultants;

5. No Purchase Order Amendment Authority is required for Purchase Order PC34742.  The upset limit remains at $612,400.00 for Dean Technical;

6. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #6 to Purchase Order PC42476 to increase the upset limit by $434,105.00 to a revised total upset limit of $956,626.00 for Inteqna;

7. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #11 to Purchase Order PC34693 to increase the upset limit by $687,166.00 to a revised total upset limit of $2,831,999 for Qlogitek; and

8. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #13 to Purchase Order PC34674 to increase the upset limit by $545,184.00 to a revised total upset limit of $2,756,879.00 for The Employment Solution (T.E.S.).     

Approved

15. Yorkdale Commuter Parking Deck Repairs –Authorization for Unbudgeted Expenditure

It is recommended that the Commission authorize an unbudgeted expenditure of $150,000 for necessary additional deck repairs at the Yorkdale commuter parking lot.

Approved

CHAIR MOSCOE MOVED:

1. That Staff Report On The Assessment Of The Yorkdale Commuter Deck Annual Taxes Paid, And The Feasibility Of An Assessment Appeal.

2. That The General Counsel Report On The Feasibility Of A Partial Declaration Of The Commuter Parking Deck As A Municipal Capital Facility.

The Motions By Chair Moscoe Carried.

16. Supply of Various Bus Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the following for inventory:

1. Additional funds for the existing purchase orders which terminate January 2008 with the companies noted below as follows:

• Orion Bus Ind. Limited for $429,600 resulting in a revised upset limit of $4,629,600.

• NATSCO for $141,200 resulting in a revised upset limit of $823,100.

• Baker Transit Parts for $78,800 resulting in a revised upset limit of $958,400.

• Neopart for $28,200 resulting in a revised upset limit of $886,500.

• Prevost Car Incorporated for $23,600 resulting in a revised upset limit of $1,493,600.

• Harper Detroit Diesel Limited for $10,300 resulting in a revised upset limit of $137,900.

• Mohawk Mfg & Supply Company for $800 resulting in a revised upset limit $164,800.

• Gillig Corporation for $400 resulting in a revised upset limit of $82,400.

2. The award of inventory supply contracts for the supply of various bus parts to the following companies for the period September 2005 to January 2008:

• New Flyer Industries Limited for $151,000 including applicable taxes.

• Frontier Laser for $53,000 including applicable taxes.

• Monarch-Mclaren for $18,300 including applicable taxes.

• J.R. Fibre Limited for $18,000 including applicable taxes.

• Talfourd-Jones Incorporated for $14,800 including applicable taxes.

• G.L. Stebbins Co. (1982) Limited Regulator for $5,800 including applicable taxes.

• BCL Mechanical for $4,400 including applicable taxes.

• Fort Garry Industries for $1,400 including applicable taxes.

• Multi Tech Fluid Power Incorporated for $1,400 including applicable taxes.

• D.J. Industrial for $600 including applicable taxes.

Approved

17. Supply of Vehicle Cleaner

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of three-year inventory supply contracts for various vehicle cleaning products to the following companies:

• WC Environmental/Warren Chemicals Incorporated in the upset limit amount of $433,000 including applicable taxes for a three-year period from September 2005 to September 2008.

• Johnson Diversey in the upset limit amount of $183,000 including applicable taxes for a three year period from September 2005 to September 2008.

• D.A. Stuart Incorporated in the upset limit amount of $16,000 including applicable taxes for a one year period from September 2005 to September 2006.

Approved

18. Supply of GM Truck Parts

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of a purchase order to Alex Irvine
Motors Limited, in the total upset limit amount of $325,000.00 for the supply of GMC parts for
non-revenue vehicles for the period September 2, 2005 to September 1, 2008.

Approved

19. Purchase of Transponders

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the issuance of a purchase order to Novax Industries Corporation in the amount of $309,861.75 for transponders that will be used for the Commission’s Signal Priority Program.

Approved

20. Purchase of Vehicle Paint Supplies

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of three-year inventory supply contracts for the supply of various vehicle paint supplies for the period September 2005 to September 2008 to the following companies:

• Gard-X Automotive Refinish Supply for an upset limit of $1,222,000 including applicable taxes.

• Painters Supply & Equipment for an upset limit of $240,000 including applicable taxes.

• ICI Canada Incorporated for an upset limit of $80,000 including applicable taxes.

• Pro Glo Paints Limited for an upset limit of $40,000 including applicable taxes.

• British Auto Supply Company Limited for an upset limit of $15,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

21. Purchase of Rail

It is recommended that the Commission approve for inventory, additional funds in the amount of $225,000 for the purchase order with M.F. Wirth Rail Corporation for the supply of Rail parts resulting in a revised total upset limit of $655,000.

Approved

22. Purchase of Motorola Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the awarding of a three-year inventory supply contract for Motorola parts to Motorola Canada Ltd. for the period from September 2005 to August 2008 for an upset limit of $657,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

23. Purchase Order Authorization – Supply of Propane

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of a Purchase Order to Superior Propane (Superior) for the supply of propane in the upset limit amount of $220,000 for a three year period commencing September 1, 2005 to August 31, 2008.

Approved

24. Summary of Authorized Expenditures between $100,000 to $200,000 for the Period June 1,2005 to June 30, 2005

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report for information. It lists expenditures ($100,000 up to $200,000) for the period June 1, 2005 to June 30, 2005, which were approved by Senior Management.

Received

25. Notice of Award – Contract Amendment – Supply of Natural Gas 

It is recommended that the Commission receive the notice of award of Chair Moscoe, Vice-Chair Chow and the Chief General Manager authorizing the issuance of an amendment to WPS Energy Services of Canada Corp. (WPS) in the amount of $3,520,000 to increase the total contract upset limit amount to $36,909,000 for the supply and transportation of natural gas and to extend the expiry date of the contract from August 31, 2005 to December 31, 2005.

Received

26. Notice of Award of Procurement Authorization Duncan Shop – Electrical Upgrades Contract M1-56
It is recommended that the Commission receive the notice of award of Commissioner Mihevc, Commissioner Li Preti and the Chief General Manager approving the award of a contract to Ontario Electrical Construction Company Limited (Ontario Electrical) in the amount of $306,219.00 for Contract M1-56, Duncan Shop – Electrical Upgrade.

Received

27. Notice of Award of Procurement Authorization Mount Dennis Bus Garage Building Demolition and Site Remediation Contract X1-2, Change Directive X1-2-38

It is recommended that the Commission receive the notice of award of Chair Moscoe, Vice-Chair Chow and the Chief General Manager approving the increase of $100,000.00 for Change Directive X1-2-38 to Aim Waste Management Inc., for the removal of PCB contaminated soil.  This will bring the total authorized amount of Change Directive X1-2-38 to $200,000.00

Received

28. Notice of Award of Procurement Authorization – Fabrication and Delivery of Stainless Steel Waste Receptacles

It is recommended that the Commission receive the notice of award of Commissioner Ashton, Commissioner Giambrone and the Chief General Manager approving:

1. The award of a contract for the fabrication and delivery of 375 stainless steel waste receptacles to Royal Laser MFG. Ltd. in the amount of $277,725.00; and

2. An over expenditure, in the 2005 TTC Operating Budget, in the amount of $177,725.00, in order to cover all costs for the fabrication and delivery of 375 stainless steel waste receptacles.

Received

Chair Moscoe Moved That There Be No Reduction In Capacity To Collect Litter At Platform Levels, And That Staff Report Back On How This Can Be Achieved.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

29. Notice of Award – Procurement Authorization - Supply of Steel Poles for Overhead System

Commissioner Ashton Moved Adoption Of The Recommendation Contained In The Report, Subject To Striking Out The Word “Vice-Chair” And Replacing In Lieu Thereof “Commissioner”, So Such Recommendation Reads As Follows:

“It Is Recommended That The Commission Receive The Notice Of Award Of The Chair, Commissioner And The Chief General Manager To Authorize A Contract To Powco Steel Products Limited (Powco) In The Amount Of $1,569,363.50 For The Supply Of Steel Poles For Overhead System.”

The Motion By Commissioner Ashton Carried.

Other Business

30. Russell Hill Subway Train Accident of August 11, 1995 Due Diligence Checklist Update
 
It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Receive for information the updated Due Diligence Checklist relating to the Russell Hill Subway Train Accident of August 11, 1995, which provides a status report on the progress toward closing the Coroner’s Jury Recommendations and the TTC’s Internal Team Recommendations.

2. Forward this report to the Chief Coroner of Ontario, the City of Toronto, and the Province of Ontario for information.

Approved

31. Subway Car Video Screen Test

Commissioner Li Preti Moved That The Recommendation Contained In The Report Be Struck Out And Replaced In Lieu Thereof With The Following:
 
“It Is Recommended That The Commission Approve A Three-Month Trial Of Subway Car Video Screens In Two Subway Cars Of The Commission’s Subway Car Fleet.”

Commissioner Mihevc Moved That During The Trial Period, The Proponent Not Be Allowed To Lobby Any Of The Commissioners In The Form Of Videos And/Or Written Material.

Chair Moscoe Moved That The Video Cameras That Are To Be Tested Onbuses Also Be Tested On The Subway Cars At Viacom’s Expense.

Commissioner Ashton Asked For A Ruling From Vice-Chair Chow As To Whether Chair Moscoe’s Motion Was In Order.

Vice-Chair Chow Ruled That Chair Moscoe’s Motion Was In Order.

Commissioner Ashton Challenged The Chair On Her Ruling.

Vice-Chair Chow Called For A Vote On Her Ruling.

FOR: Vice-Chair Chow, Chair Moscoe, Commissioner Mihevc, Commissioner Giambrone, Commissioner Li Preti

AGAINST: Commissioner Ashton, Commissioner Saundercook

The Ruling By The Vice-Chair Was Upheld On A 5 To 2 Vote.

Commissioner Li Preti Requested Further Clarification From Chair Moscoe On The Content Of His Motion.

After An Explanation From Chair Moscoe, Commissioner Saundercook Requested That Vice-Chair Chow Re-Consider Her Earlier Ruling That Chair Moscoe’s Motion Was In Order.

After Further Deliberation, Vice-Chair Chow Ruled Chair Moscoe’s Motion Out Of Order.

Vice-Chair Chair Chow Called For A Vote On Commissioner Li Preti’s Motion.

For: Commissioner Li Preti, Commissioner Ashton, Commissioner Saundercook

Against: Vice-Chair Chow, Chair Moscoe, Commissioner Giambrone, Commissioner Mihevc

The Motion By Commissioner Li Preti Lost On A 3 To 4 Vote.

(No Vote Was Required With Respect To Commissioner Mihevc’s Motion As The Trial Proposed By Commissioner Li Preti’s Motion Did Not Carry).

32. Streetcar Right-of-Way on Fleet Street Modification to Environmental Assessment

Chair Moscoe Moved Adoption Of The Recommendations Contained In The Report, Subject To Amending Recommendation #2 By Striking Out The Word “Note” And Replacing In Lieu Thereof The Words “Advise The Ontario Ministry Of The Environment And Toronto Council”, So Such Recommendation Reads As Follows:

“2. Advise The Ontario Ministry Of The Environment And Toronto Council That A Streetcar Right-Of-Way On Fleet Street:

A) Is Preferred Over The Original Approved Alignment For A Streetcar Right-Of-Way In The Middle Of Lake Shore Boulevard;

B) Will Replace The Only Section Of The 509 Harbourfront Streetcar Line That Is Still Operating In Mixed-Traffic And Will Protect Service On That Route, And On The Corresponding Section Of 511 Bathurst Streetcar Route, From Traffic Delays Resulting From Major Events At Exhibition Place And From The Future Developments Planned In This Area;

C) Is Estimated To Cost Roughly $3 Million Over And Above The Cost Of Simply Reconstructing The Existing 800 Metres Of Streetcar Tracks On Fleet Street; And

D) Is Already Included In The Secondary Plan For The Central Waterfront Area And, Therefore, Has Already Been Endorsed In Principle By City Council;”

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

The Commission Adopted The Recommendations Contained In The Report, As Amended.

Vice-chair chow moved that a public meeting with local residents be convened in the fall of 2005.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Chow Carried.
 
33. Feasibility Study – Should the TTC Build Its Own Buses

Commissioner Giambrone Moved That Discussion Of The Report Be Deferred Until The Next Meeting.

The Motion By Commissioner Giambrone Carried.

Chair Moscoe Moved:

1. That Staff Provide An Inventory Of The Existing Bus Rebuild And Repair Staff Presently Employed And The Skill Set Presently Available;

2. That Staff Provide An Assessment Of The Ttc’s Labour Needs In These Areas Over The Next 15 Years, And Potential Adjustments In Labour Force Resulting From Retirements;

3. That Staff Outline A Re-Deployment Plan Resulting From Reduction Of The Need To Rebuild Buses And The Need To Service New Buses Including The Necessary Reductions In Work Force Over The Next 15 Years; And

4. That This Information Be Presented To The Commission No Later Than November 2005.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

34. TTC Corporate Policy Review Policy 10.16.2 Fire Safety Plan

It is recommended that the Commission approve the following TTC Corporate Policy 10.16.2 Fire Safety Plan, which is attached hereto as Appendix ‘A’.
  
Approved

35. Correspondence

C-1 Councillor Paula Fletcher, City of Toronto dated August 8, 2005, requesting that the TTC waive fees associated with the diversion of service relating to the East Chinatown DragonFest.

The Commission Received The Communication.

(See Deputation ‘B’ For Minute)

C-2 Florence Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, dated August 28, 2005 requesting that bus routes 39D and 130A be detoured on to Scottfield Drive, and that two bus stops be added to Scottfield Drive.

The Commission Received The Communication.

(See Deputation ‘F’ For Minute)

C-3 Chair Moscoe submitted a communication from David Farzan, dated May 30, 2005, regarding the expansion of the Harlandale Taxi Stand.

Chair Moscoe Moved That Staff Explore The Feasibility Of Establishing A Temporary Taxi Stand On The Vacant Land Adjacent To The Sheppard Subway Station.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.
 

36. New Business

a) LRT Extension – Queen’s Quay/Exhibition Place Line with the Queensway/ Roncesvalles/ King/Queen Line

Commissioner Mihevc Moved That:

Following On The Fleet Street Project; And Noting The Dufferin Jog Work Being Undertaken.

Be It Resolved That The TTC 5-Year Capital Budget Be Amended To Include The Option Of An LRT Connection Of The Queen’s Quay/Exhibition Place Line With The Queensway/Roncesvalles/King/Queen Line; And Further, That The 2006 Capital Budget Include An Environmental Assessment For This Project; And Further, That Staff Report Through The Environmental Assessment On The Possible Staging Of The Work.

Commissioner Ashton Moved That Commissioner Mihevc’s Motion Be Referred To Staff For Report At The Next Meeting.

Chair Moscoe Called For A Vote On Commissioner Ashton’s Motion.

The Motion By Commissioner Ashton Carried.

The meeting adjourned at 4:35 p.m.