McNicoll Bus Garage
Project Assessment and Construction
Photo caption: Artists rendering of the proposed McNicoll Bus Garage
Within the next five years, TTC will need a new bus garage to accommodate its growing ridership and expanding bus fleet. The new facility is planned to be constructed at Kennedy Road and McNicoll Avenue in Scarborough, and will store and maintain a combination of articulated and regular buses.
On December 20, 2016, the TTC Board approved the staff recommendation to award the construction contract for the McNicoll Bus Garage. A copy of the report is available here:
Open House - October 20, 2015 - Consultation on Building and Landscape Design
On October 20, 2015 TTC hosted an open house to share the preliminary concepts for the perimeter landscaping and options for the exterior design of the McNicoll Bus Garage. The event took place at Mary Ward Catholic School and included facilitated break-out sessions where participants provided feedback on the following four areas of the design:
- Building Façade
- Noise Barrier Wall
- Green Roof
- Perimeter Landscape
Presentation panels and comment cards were available at the meeting and can be viewed at the following links:
A consultation report summarizing the event is now available.
A 3D animation of the McNicoll Bus Garage showing the green roof and other highlight features of the facility is available at the following link:
Transit Project Assessment Process - Statement of Completion - July 31, 2015
On July 31, 2015, TTC issued a Statement of Completion , representing the end of the Transit Project Assessment Process.
Transit Project Assessment Process - Notice to Proceed
On July 27, 2015, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) issued a Notice to Proceed with construction of the McNicoll Bus Garage. This followed his review of comments submitted during the consultation period.
Transit Project Assessment Process - Notice of Completion - May 21, 2015
On May 21, 2015, TTC issued a Notice of Completion informing the community and stakeholders that the Environmental Project Report is available for comment for a 30 day period ending June 22 2015. Following this stage, all submitted comments will be reviewed by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) as part of their 35-day review.
Copies of the Notice of Completion are also available in Chinese .
Hard copies are also available for review at public locations in the vicinity of the site. Please refer to the Notice of Completion for details and contact information. The complete EPR is available electronically below:
Transit Project Assessment Process - Notice of Commencement January 29, 2015
Please have a look at the Notice of Commencement and Public Open House:
The Open House was held as follows:
Date: February 5, 2015
Location: Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School - Cafeteria, 3200 Kennedy Road
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Open House followed by presentation and an opportunity for questions and answers)
Chinese translation services were provided for this event.
Toronto Public Health Consultation
As part of the project, TTC is consulting with Toronto Public Health through the Transit Project Assessment. Please see:
On November 17, 2014, Toronto Board of Health received deputations from community members who are concerned about the potential impacts of the proposed garage. Details on the meeting and the item (HL 34.15) are available here . TTC staff provided a presentation to the Board as well as distributed Frequently Asked Questions to help address some of the concerns being raised.
On August 28, 2014 City Council approved the McNicoll Bus Garage Draft Environmental Report and authorized submission of the completed Report to the Ministry of the Environment as part of the Transit Project Assessment Process. A copy of the motions associated with this project are available on the City of Toronto website. TTC will now proceed with the TPAP and has deferred issuing a Notice of Commencement from November 2014 to early 2015. The Notice will be distributed to the community and posted on this website.
On July 23, 2014 the TTC Board received a copy of the draft Environmental Project Report. Minutes of the meeting are available here.
TTC hosted two Open Houses and several meetings with adjacent property owners. The following Frequently Asked Questions provide answers to some of the concerns raised during this consultation.
On April 30, 2014, the Board reviewed the McNicoll Bus Garage Status of Planning Activities which provided an update on this project.
Public Open House
On May 14, 2014 community members gathered at Kennedy Public School to learn more about plans for the new bus maintenance and storage facility. McNicoll Bus Garage Display Boards provided information on, schedule, process, traffic impact and air quality.
On November 27, 2013 TTC held an Open House to inform the community about plans for this new bus garage, which will be built to Toronto Green Development Standards. A complete report, including the presentation panels, is available below:
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