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Meeting No. 2006
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
1:00 PM

Council Chamber
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

A meeting of the TTC Board was held in Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 commencing at 10:04 a.m.  The meeting recessed at 10:25 a.m. to meet as the Committee of the Whole.  The Board re-convened the public session at 1:10 p.m.

Present at Committee of the Whole

J. Colle (Chair), A. Heisey, Q.C. (Vice-Chair), J. Campbell, V. Crisanti, G. De Baeremaeker, J. De Laurentiis, M. Fragedakis, R. Lalonde, J. Mihevc and D. Minnan-Wong (Members), A. Byford, C. Upfold, V. Rodo, R. Leary, S. Reed Tanaka, B. Ross, J. Taylor, M. Palmer, B. Leck, K. Watson, J. Ross, K. Lee and C. Finnerty.

C. Bergquist was present for Item No. 4.

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), J. Campbell, V. Crisanti, G. De Baeremaeker, J. De Laurentiis, M. Fragedakis, R. Lalonde, J. Mihevc and D. Minnan-Wong (Members), 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), G. Piemontese (Chief People Officer), J. O’Grady (Chief Safety Officer), M. Palmer (Acting Chief Operating Officer), B. Ross (Executive Director of Corporate Communications), J. Taylor (Chief of Staff), B. Leck (Head of Legal & General Counsel), K. Watson (Deputy Chief Service Officer), J. Ross (Deputy Chief Operating Officer), P. Kraft (Head – Property, Planning & Development), R. Wong (Head – Bus Maintenance), M. Piemontese (Acting Head – Materials & Procurement), M. MacRae (Director – Employee Relations), S. Currie (Human Resources Project Coordinator), K. Lee (Head - Commission Services) and C. Finnerty (Co-ordinator – Secretariat Services) were present.
 

Declaration of Office 

Chair Colle introduced Councillor Mary Fragedakis who was appointed to the Toronto Transit Commission Board by City Council effective January 1, 2017.

Upon completion of the introduction Brian Leck, Head of Legal & General Counsel, administered the Declaration of Office.

Declaration of Interest - Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Nil

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Vice-Chair Heisey moved that the Board approve the minutes of the meeting held on December 20, 2016.
The motion by Vice-Chair Heisey carried.

Business Arising Out of the Minutes

Nil

Public Presentations

Item No. 8.  Correspondence:  Request to TTC to Permit Durham Region Transit Access to the Transit Hub at Scarborough Town Centre
 
Councillor Paul Ainslie
City of Toronto
Miroslav Glavic
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 from the following speaker.
Emily Daigle
The motion by Chair Colle carried on a two thirds vote of the members present.
The Board received the deputations for information.
(See Item No. 8 for minute) 
 
Item No. 9.  Correspondence:  Request to TTC for Bus Service to Continue on Brimley Road to Reach Bluffers Park
 
Councillor Paul Ainslie
City of Toronto
 
Miroslav Glavic
 
The Board received the deputations for information.
(See Item No. 9 for minute)
 

Presentations/Reports/Other Business

1. Award Acknowledgement:  TTC One of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (2017)
Chair Colle announced that the TTC has been recognized as a top employer in the GTA through Canada’s Top 100 program as determined by MediaCorp Canada Inc.  Chair Colle reviewed the evaluation criteria and outlined the reasons why the TTC was selected as one of the GTA’s top employers.
 
Following the announcement Chair Colle presented Andy Byford (Chief Executive Officer), Gemma Piemontese (Chief People Officer) and Sarah Currie (Human Resources Project Coordinator) with the MediaCorp Canada Inc. award.
 
2. Chief Executive Officer’s Report – January 2017 Update
 
The Board received the Chief Executive Officer’s Report – January 2017 Update for information.

3. Approved Minutes of the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) General Monthly Meeting for November 24, 2016
Mazin Aribi, retired ACAT Chair introduced this item and also presented to the TTC Board the newly elected members of the ACAT Executive, as follows:  Debbie Gillespie (Chair), Angela Marley and Raymond Dell’Aera (Co-Vice-Chairs).

The Board received for information the approved minutes from the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) General Monthly Meeting of November 24, 2016 and officially welcomed the new ACAT Executive members.

4. Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Claims Settlement Update
 It is recommended that the Board:

1.  Receive a confidential update related to the status of TYSSE claims settlement.  2.  Authorize 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.  

Approved


5. 2016 TTC Capital Budget In-Year Technical Adjustment

It is recommended that the Board:

1. Approve the technical budget adjustments as outlined in Appendix A to reflect offsetting project deferrals and accelerations of $42.488 million in the approved 2016 TTC Capital Budget to/from future year cash flow commitments (including related funding impacts) noting that there is no impact to project approvals or to City debt; 
 
2. Forward this report to the City of Toronto for Council approval.                          

Approved

6. Property Tax Exemption – Municipal Capital Facilities Designation – Multiple Locations

It is recommended that the Board:

1.  Authorize staff to proceed with an application for MCF designation for property  tax exemption for TTC occupied properties and premises listed in Attachment 1  (identified locations) and future eligible locations; and

2.  Delegate authority to staff to execute all necessary agreements related to the  MCF application and designation process in a form satisfactory to TTC’s Head of  Legal and General Counsel, as necessary, for the identified and future eligible  locations.

Approved

7. Procurement Authorization – Humber Loop Traction Power Substation – Equipment Purchase and Site Preparation – Contract P6-14
 It is recommended that the Board:
 
1.  Authorize award of P6-14 Humber Loop Traction Power Substation –  Equipment Purchase and Site Preparation to Alltrade Industrial Contractors Inc.  in the amount of $6,407,100.00, inclusive of all taxes on the basis of lowest  compliant total bid price.

Approved
 
8. Correspondence:  Request to Permit Durham Region Transit Access to the Transit Hub at Scarborough Town Centre
Commissioner Mihevc moved the following motion:
Refer this item to staff with a further request to report on other cross-border opportunities for service enhancement, including the Toronto Zoo and Scarborough Town Centre.

The motion by Commissioner Mihevc carried.
 
 The item was adopted, as amended.
 
9.   Correspondence:  Request to TTC for Bus Service to Continue on Brimley Road to Reach Bluffers Park
Commissioner Mihevc moved the following motion:
Refer this item to staff for a report back to the TTC Board.
 The motion by Commissioner Mihevc carried. 
 
The item was adopted, as amended.

10. Presentation:  Subway Closures – 2016 Year in Review and 2017 Forecast

James Ross, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, delivered a PowerPoint presentation on this item.

The Board received the presentation and the staff report for information.

11. Correspondence:  Member Appointment to the TTC Human Resources & Labour Relations Committee
Chair Colle moved that the Board add this correspondence item from Commissioner Minnan-Wong to the agenda. 
The motion by Chair Colle carried on a majority vote of the members present.
Commissioner Minnan Wong moved adoption of the recommendation to appoint Commissioner De Laurentiis to the TTC Human Resources & Labour Relations Committee.

The motion by Commissioner Minnan-Wong carried.
The meeting adjourned at 3:10 p.m.