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Meeting No. 2034
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
1:00 PM

Committee Room 2,
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

Toronto Transit Commission Board

Meeting No.: 2034
Meeting Date:  Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A meeting of the TTC Board was held in Committee Room 2, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 commencing at 10:10 a.m. The meeting recessed at 10:11 a.m. to meet as the Committee of the Whole.  The Board re-convened the public session at 1:11 p.m.  

Present at Committee of the Whole

J. Robinson (Chair), S. Carroll, J. De Laurentiis, J. Karygiannis, R. Lalonde, D. Minnan-Wong and J. Osborne (Members), R. Leary, G. Downie, J. La Vita, B. Leck, K. Llewellyn-Thomas, M. MacRae, F. Monaco, S. Reed Tanaka, J. Ross, S. Sperling, K. Watson, R. Wong, S. Ambrozy, M. Atlas, V. Fichtenbaum, S. Milloy, C. Finnerty and M. Balanco were present.

P. Ivanoff (Osler LLP) was present for Item 3.

A. Yoannis (TTC) was present for Item 4.

D. Magisano (Mayor's Office) and R. Van Fraassen (Chair's Office) were also present.

J. Robinson was in the Chair.

Present at Public Session

J. Robinson (Chair), A. Heisey, Q.C. (Vice-Chair), B. Bradford, S. Carroll, J. De Laurentiis, J. Karygiannis, R. Lalonde, J. McKelvie, D. Minnan-Wong and J. Osborne (Members), R. Leary (Chief Executive Officer), G. Downie (Chief Expansion Officer), O. Kobylansky (Executive Director – Operations), J. La Vita (Chief Financial Officer – acting), B. Leck (Head of Legal & General Counsel), K. Llewellyn-Thomas (Chief Customer Officer – acting), M. MacRae (Executive Director – Human Resources), F. Monaco (Chief of Infrastructure and Engineering), J. O'Grady (Chief Safety Officer), S. Reed Tanaka (Chief Capital Officer), J. Ross (Chief Operating Officer), S. Sperling (Executive Director – Corporate Communications – acting), K. Watson (Deputy CEO - Operations), R. Wong (Chief of Vehicles – acting), M. Atlas (Associate General Counsel), A. Cakebread (Head – Transit Enforcement), S. Conforti (Head of Finance and Treasurer), S. Green (Senior Communications Specialist – Media & Issues Management), S. Fortin (Manager – Occupational Hygiene & Environment), S. Milloy (Director – Employee Relations), D. Sinagoga (Senior Community Liaison Manager), C. Finnerty (Co-ordinator – Secretariat Services) and M. Balanco (Administrator – Secretariat Services) were present.

J. Robinson was in the Chair. 

Declaration of Interest - Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Nil

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Commissioner Minnan-Wong moved that the Board approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

The motion by Commissioner Minnan-Wong carried.

Business Arising Out of the Minutes

Nil

Public Presentations

Item No. 11 Motion without Notice – 640 Lansdowne Avenue – Lease and Licence
Councillor Ana Bailão
The Board received the deputation for information.
(See Item No. 11 for minute)

Presentations/Reports/Other Business

1. Chief Executive Officer’s Report – July 2019 Update

The Board received the Chief Executive Officer’s Report – July 2019 Update for information. 

Correspondence submitted by: Joe Clark

2. Approved Minutes of the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) General Monthly Meeting for May 30, 2019

ACAT Chair Mazin Aribi 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 30, 2019.

3. Collective Bargaining Mandate – Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 Customer Service Centre

It is recommended that the TTC Board:

  1. Approve the recommendations contained in the confidential attachment.
  2. Authorize that the information contained in the confidential attachment remain confidential in its entirety as it contains information pertaining to labour relations and employee negotiations.

Approved

4. Large Litigation Matters

It is recommended that the Board:

  1. Approve the confidential recommendations as set out in the Confidential Attachment 1; and
  2. Authorize that the information and recommendation provided in the Confidential Attachment 1 is to remain confidential in its entirety as it contains advice which is subject to client-solicitor privilege.

Approved

5. Davisville Carhouse Pendent Power Supply System Retrofit and Facilities Upgrade

It is recommended that:

  1. The Board authorize the award of Contract S5-82 – Davisville Carhouse DC Pendent Power Supply System Retrofit and Facility Upgrades to The State Group Inc. in the amount of $6,729,268.65 inclusive of all taxes, on the basis of lowest total bid price.

Approved

6. Russell Carhouse – LFLRV Sand Silo and Delivery System

It is recommended that the Board authorize the:

  • Award of Contract D6-23, Russell Carhouse – LFLRV Sand Silo and Delivery System to Duron Ontario Ltd. in the amount of $5,825,150, inclusive of all taxes, on the basis of the lowest total bid price.

Approved

7. Subway Air Quality – Final Report

Chair Robinson moved the following motion:

  1. The TTC Board direct the Chief Executive Officer to communicate the results of the Subway Air Quality Study to all TTC employees through internal communication channels. 

The motion by Chair Robinson carried and the staff recommendations were adopted, as follows:

It is recommended that the TTC Board:

  1. Receive this report, Subway Air Quality – Final Report for information.
  2. Forward this report, Subway Air Quality – Final Report to the Toronto Board of Health
  3. Require staff to report back when the Health Assessment Report from Toronto Public Health is completed.

Approved

8. Support to Toronto Police Service Vehicle Mitigation Program

It is recommended that:

  1. The Board authorize the TTC to continue providing these buses in support of the TPS and the ongoing partnership in public safety.

Approved

9. Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth) Wheel Flats Update

Commissioner Bradford moved that the staff recommendations be amended by replacement of recommendation 1 and the inclusion of recommendation 2 c. below.

It is recommended that the TTC Board:

  1. Direct staff to host at least one information session and public consultation on the actions taken to date and proposed next steps.
  2. Direct staff to report back in Q1 2020 on:
    1. The status of the number of wheel flats on Line 2 and the overall trend; and,
    2. Results, conclusions and lessons learned from the investigation.
    3. The findings and feedback of the information session/public consultation to inform members of the public, specifically residents living in close proximity to Line 2, on the conclusions, lessons and next steps, as a result of the investigation.

The motion by Commissioner Bradford carried.

10. Fare Payments on Wheel-Trans Contracted Sedan Taxis

It is recommended that the TTC Board:

  1. Receive this report for information.
  2. Endorse the current plan to make the PRESTO MFPA available to customers in Q4 2019.

Approved

11. Motion without Notice – 640 Lansdowne Avenue – Lease and Licence

This item was withdrawn by Chair Robinson.

The meeting adjourned at 2:46 p.m.