Click here to view a PDF version of this page PDF file

Meeting No. 2001
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
1:00 PM

Toronto City Hall, Committee Room #1, 100 Queen Street West

Meeting No.:  2001

Meeting Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A meeting of the TTC Board was held in Committee Room 1, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 commencing at 10:05 a.m.

Present at Committee of the Whole

J. Colle (Chair), A. Heisey, Q.C. (Vice-Chair), R. Byers, J. Campbell, S. Carroll, V. Crisanti, G. De Baeremaeker, R. Lalonde, J. Mihevc and D. Minnan-Wong (Members).  A. Byford, V. Rodo, C. Upfold, R. Leary, S. Reed Tanaka, B. Ross, J. Taylor, G. Buchberger, B. Leck, T. Bal, M. Atlas, P. Kraft, M. Stevenson, K. Lee, D. McDonald and M. Balanco.

K. Sibley and C. Bergquist (TYSSE) were present for Item No. 8.

Councillor J. Davis - Ward 31, Councillor M. M. McMahon - Ward 32, J. Colman and N. Pillai - Cushman & Wakefield were present for Item No.

9.
Councillor J. Davis and Councillor M. M. McMahon were present for Item No. 10.
K. Lillyman (Chair’s Office) and D. Magisano (Mayor’s Office) were also present. 

J. Colle was in the Chair.

Present at Public Session

J. Colle (Chair), A. Heisey, Q.C. (Vice-Chair), R. Byers, J. Campbell, S. Carroll, V. Crisanti, G. De Baeremaeker, R. Lalonde, J. Mihevc and D. Minnan-Wong (Commissioners). A. Byford, (Chief Executive Officer), V. Rodo (Chief Financial & Administration Officer), C. Upfold (Deputy CEO & Chief Customer Officer), R. Leary (Chief Service Officer), S. Reed Tanaka (Chief Capital Officer), B. Ross (Executive Director of Corporate Communications), J. Taylor (Chief of Staff), G. Buchberger (Acting Chief Operating Officer), P. Kraft (Head of Property, Planning & Development), J. Fraser (Head of Capital Programming), E. Wiggins (Head of Wheel-Trans), C. Greenwood (Head of Stations), J. Murray (Chief Project Manager - Construction), S. Lam (Head of Streetcars), A. Borkwood (Head of Customer Development), J. Darwood (Acting Head of Strategy & Service Planning), K. Lee (Head of Commission Services) D. McDonald (Co-ordinator – Secretariat Services) and M. Balanco (Administrator – Secretariat Services) were present.

Declaration of Interest - Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Nil

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Commissioner Crisanti moved that the Board approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, July 11, 2016.
The motion by Commissioner Crisanti carried.

Business Arising Out of the Minutes

Nil

Public Presentations

Item No. 4. Wheel-Trans 10-Year Strategy – September 2016 Update


• Alan Yule

• Luke Mellor

• Emily Jane Daigle (submitted brief)

The Board received the deputations for information. (See Item No. 4 for minute)
Item No. 6. Stations Transformation
Chair Colle moved that the Board waive Section 13(a) of the Procedures Bylaw relating to notice provisions for public presentations to permit a deputation on this item.

The motion by Chair Colle carried on a two thirds vote of the members present.
• Bob Kinnear, President – Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113

The Board received the deputation for information.  (See Item No. 6 for minute).

Item No. 11. Implications of Microtransit for TTC

Chair Colle moved that the Board waive Section 13(a) of the Procedures Bylaw relating to notice provisions for public presentations to permit deputations on this item from Kristine Hubbard and Sam Moini.

The motion by Chair Colle carried on a two thirds vote of the members present.


• Luke Mellor

• Kristine Hubbard - Beck Taxi

• Sam Moini - Toronto Taxi Alliance

The Board received the deputations for information. (See Item No. 11 for minute) Presentations/Reports/Other Business

1. Chief Executive Officer’s Report – September 2016 Update

The Board received the Chief Executive Officer’s Report – September 2016 Update for information.

2. Approved Minutes of the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) General Monthly Meetings for May 26, June 30 and July 28, 2016

Chair Mazin Aribi, Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) introduced this item.

Following the ACAT Chair’s comments the Board received for information the approved minutes from the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) General Monthly Meetings of May 26, June 30 and July 28, 2016.

3. TTC Capital Program Review

Peter Notaro, Executive Director – Strategic and Corporate Policy, City Manager’s Office, introduced Gary Webster of KPMG who delivered a presentation on this item.  Following Mr. Webster’s presentation, Andy Byford, TTC Chief Executive Officer, delivered a PowerPoint presentation on the item.

The Board received the presentations for information.

Chair Colle moved the following motion:

i) Request that the City Manager initiate a review of the City of Toronto capital program delivery, including a review of project management of major capital projects for all City departments and other Agencies, Boards, and Corporations; staff reporting mechanisms to City Council and/or boards; and future options for project management and delivery of major capital projects;

ii) Request that the City Manager report back to Executive Committee and the TTC Board on the feasibility of a Major Capital Project Task Force. The Task Force would provide project management and coordination for all major capital projects for City departments, and Agencies, Boards, and Corporations. Resources for this group should be found within existing budgets and would be comprised of senior staff from Engineering and Construction Services, Transportation, the TTC and other departments with project delivery expertise.

iii) Request that the City Manager report on which of the 41 recommendations found in the TTC Capital Program Delivery review have been or will be adopted by the City.

The motion by Chair Colle carried.

Commissioner Minnan-Wong moved the following motion:

i) Request staff to transmit this report and the Board's decision to the Executive Committee of City Council and to advise the Executive Committee that an implementation report will be coming forward to the Board in December and will be forwarded to the Executive Committee at that time.  

The motion by Commissioner Minnan-Wong carried.

Chair Colle moved adoption of the recommendations in the joint report from the City Manager and TTC Chief Executive Officer, as follows:
“The City Manager and Chief Executive Officer, TTC recommends that:

1) The TTC Board request the Chief Executive Officer, TTC to report to the December 2016 meeting of the TTC Board on  an implementation plan, identifying timing and any new capital resources or investment required.

2) The TTC Board request the Chief Executive Officer, TTC to work in partnership with the City Manager to review and develop the implementation plan for recommendations that form part of Group 3, as outlined in Appendix 2 of this report.The TTC Board request the Chief Executive Officer, TTC to provide a semi-annual report to the TTC Board on the status of implementing the recommendations contained in Appendix 1 of this report”.

The motion by Chair Colle carried.
The item was adopted, as amended.

4. Wheel-Trans 10-Year Strategy – September 2016 Update

Eve Wiggins, Head of Wheel-Trans, delivered a PowerPoint presentation on this item.
The Board received the presentation for information and approved the recommendations in the staff report, as follows:

“It is recommended that the Board:

1) Note the eligibility categories as set out in the section entitled “Changes to  Eligibility”, in this report.

2) Request staff to expand the ACAT membership to include persons with mental health and cognitive disabilities.

3) Request staff to commence a Family of Services pilot in 2017, including implementing the first of several improvements to customer policies, and report back outcomes in Q4 2017. 

4) Approve the migration plan for existing customers as outlined in this report”.

5. Presentation:  Q1-Q2 2016 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results

The Board opted to forego receipt of the staff presentation and received the item for information.

6. Stations Transformation 

Collie Greenwood, Head of Stations, delivered a PowerPoint presentation on this item.
The Board received the presentation for information and approved the recommendations in the staff report, as follows:
“It is recommended that the Board:

1) Adopt the Stations Transformation Program as outlined herein noting that this initiative is part of the new Federal Public Transit Infrastructure Funding Program (PTIF); and

2) Endorse for inclusion the Stations Transformation budget as part of the 2017 TTC operating and 2017 – 2026 capital budget submission”.

7. Streetcar Way Modernization Plan

The Board approved the recommendation in the staff report, as follows:
“It is recommended that the Board:
1) Approve the Streetcar Way modernization plan”.

8. Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Claims Settlement Update

The Board:
1) Received a confidential update related to the status of TYSSE claims settlement. 

2) Authorized that the information provided in the confidential update is to remain confidential in its entirety as it contains information or communication that is subject to solicitor – client privilege.  

9. TTC Surplus Land Review

Vice-Chair Heisey moved the following motion:

i) that staff report back with additional information on properties not on the list that were excluded for non-operational reasons, one such example being area restrictions and/or properties declared surplus to be turned over to Build TO in 2009 or earlier.

The motion by Vice-Chair Heisey carried.

Commissioner Mihevc moved the following motion:

ii) that staff report back on the resource requirements to deal with TTC's surplus land in a realty manner including conceptual designs to assess TTC operational requirements as well as other costs and practical timing of possible developments.


The motion by Commissioner Mihevc carried. Commissioner Carroll moved the following motion:
iii) that staff report back in consultation with the CMO & Build TO, on mandate and business model refinements necessary to facilitate partnership development models to meet a broader range of the TTC's facility, accommodation needs and revenue needs.

The motion by Commissioner Carroll carried.

Chair Colle moved the following motion:

iv) that staff report back to the Board by the second quarter 2017, on the current usage of the Roe Avenue bus loop (1870 Avenue Road) and the feasibility of declaring the property surplus and transferring the property to the Toronto Parking Authority.

The motion by Chair Colle carried.

Chair Colle also moved adoption of the recommendations in the staff report, as follows:

“It is recommended that the Board:

1) Direct staff to report back to the Board in Q2 of 2017 with recommendations regarding the properties as listed in Tables 1, 2, and 3 of Attachment 1 Confidential Information that can be declared surplus to the operational needs of the TTC.

2) Direct staff to review the operational requirements of the properties listed in Table 4 of Attachment 1 – Confidential Information and, in consultation with City Real Estate Services and Build Toronto, report back to the Board with a plan for the redevelopment of these new properties, if feasible.

3) Not authorize the public release of the information contained in Attachment 1 Confidential Information until the properties have been formally declared surplus by the TTC”.

The motion by Chair Colle carried.
The item was adopted, as amended.

Communication:

• Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb, Ward 16

10. Status and Future of Danforth Garage

Commissioner Mihevc moved that Recommendation No. 2 in the staff report be amended to include the following:

“That the confidential information not be released until final direction is received from the Board” so such recommendation now reads as follows:

2) Authorize the public release of the confidential information and recommendation in Attachment 1, if a disposition of 1627 Danforth Avenue is finalized to the satisfaction of the TTC’s Chief Financial & Administration Officer and General Counsel, and when final direction is received from the Board”.

The motion by Commissioner Mihevc carried.

The item was adopted as amended.

11. Implications of Microtransit for TTC

Commissioner Minnan-Wong moved the following motion:

i) If and once a suitable area is determined that the TTC issue a Request for Expression of Interest that allows interested parties, including taxi companies, to participate in the REOI with a report back on the status of the program in ten months’ time; or at the discretion of staff TTC issue an REOI and request participants to identify areas of the city where microtransit may be appropriate.

The motion by Commissioner Minnan-Wong carried.

Chair Colle moved adoption of the recommendations in the staff report, as follows:

“It is recommended that the Board:

1) Approve forwarding this report to the City of Toronto Municipal Licensing and Standards, Planning, and Transportation Services Departments, to Metrolinx, and to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, noting the TTC’s position that all transportation providers in Toronto should be required to use accessible vehicles designed to serve people who have mobility challenges or who use mobility devices and aids; and

2) Direct TTC staff to conduct a study to determine if there are any suitable areas within the city of Toronto for the implementation of a pilot on-demand ride-sharing service concept”.

The motion by Chair Colle carried.
The item was adopted, as amended.

12. 52F Lawrence West Routing Change to Braecrest Avenue

The Board approved the recommendation in the staff report, as follows:
“It is recommended that the Board:
Approve the recommended changes, as detailed in this report, effective February 13, 2017”.
  
13. 66B Prince Edward Routing Change on Marine Parade Drive

The Board approved the recommendation in the staff report, as follows:
“It is recommended that the Board:

1) Approve the routing changes, as described in this report under Recommended Alternative 2, effective February 12, 2017, conditional on the City of Toronto making the necessary changes to automobile parking regulations.

This report will be forwarded to City Transportation Services for implementing the necessary automobile parking regulation changes.  This report will also be forwarded to the Chief Planner – City of Toronto in support of the Waterfront Transit Reset Project proposal for Waterfront Drive”.
Communications:

• D. Pike 

• Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6

14. Notice of Award – Supply and Install LED Customer Facing Information Screens

The Board received this item for information.

15. 2017 Board and Committee Meeting Schedule

The Board approved the recommendation in the staff report, as follows:
“It is recommended that the Board approve:

1) the 2017 meeting schedule dates for the TTC Board and the Audit & Risk Management, Budget, and Human Resources & Labour Relations Committees, as set out below (see Attachment 1 for calendar view); and

2) that the published schedule serve as notice for these meetings”.

TTC Board
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017 (Strategy)
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017

Audit & Risk Management
Thursday, February, 9, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Budget Committee
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Human Resources & Labour Relations
 Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
The meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.