ACAT Meeting - January 28, 2010

Meeting Info

Date:Thursday, January 28, 2010
Location:1900 Yonge Street, 7th Floor Boardroom
Meeting No:224
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes

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  • Mazin Aribi
  • Adam Cohoon
  • Susan Davidson
  • Heather Green
  • Angela Marley
  • Garnett Martin
  • Scott McArthur
  • Marian McDonell
  • Carol Anne Monet
  • Robert Muzzy
  • Craig Nicol
  • Anna Noviss
  • Angela Rebeiro
  • Sam Savona

Pool Members

  • Anita Dressler
  • Jessica Geboers
  • Igor Samardzic


  • William Castor

TTC Representatives

  • Bill Frost
  • Tom McPherson
  • Glenn Johnston
  • Evelyn Gartner
  • Theresa Legge
  • Freda Stanois
  • Trisha Neilson (Item #5)
  • Dagmar Wertheim (Item #5)
  • Brian O’Neill (Item #5)
  • Daniel Gaito (Item #5)
  • Scott Thorburn (Item #5)
  • George Rozanski (Item #5)


  • Gary Webster
  • Vince Rodo
  • John Sepulis
  • Rick Cornacchia
  • Al Chocorlan
  • TTC Commissioners

1. Call to Order 

Susan Davidson called the meeting to order at approximately 1:05 p.m. Roll call was taken.

2. Declaration of Conflict of Interest - Nil

3. Approval of Agenda

On motion of Angela Marley, ACAT approved the agenda along with the following additional “New Business” items:  Customer Service Panel; Public Forum; and 512 St. Clair Streetcar.

4. Review and Approval of Minutes

November 26, 2009

On motion of Angela Marley, ACAT approved the minutes of the meeting held on November 26, 2009 subject to the following: “Item #9 Subcommittee Reports” it should be noted that in reference to the Wheel Trans Operations Subcommittee, the word ‘Riders Rights and Responsibilities’ should be added after ‘Bill of Rights’.
Sam Savona also suggested that, in future, the minutes reflect the comments of each Subcommittee specifically, and appropriately identified, rather than general comments all grouped together.

December 17, 2009

On motion of Sam Savona, ACAT approved the minutes of the meeting held on December 17, 2009.

5. Presentations

Pape Station Modernization

Trisha Neilson, Dagmar Wertheim, Brian O’Neil, and Daniel Gaito were present to give an overhead presentation on this matter. (Copies distributed to ACAT members.)

Sheppard LRT (Transit City)
Scott Thorburn and George Rozanski gave an overhead presentation on this matter.

6. Business Arising Out of Minutes/Outstanding Items

Minutes of November 26, 2009 - Item No. 9 ‘Subcommittee Reports” Garnett Martin advised that he did not recall receiving the list of distances between stops on the entire LRT line as mentioned in the minutes.  It was confirmed however that the list, in fact, had been distributed. Staff will send copies to the members.

Minutes of December 17, 2009 - It was suggested that perhaps staff could send a reminder to the Chair with respect to his previous comment of possibly featuring ACAT on his program “On the Rocket”.

Outstanding Items – Craig Nicol suggested that the issues, Trip Planner and Information Panels in Shelters, be added to the outstanding items list as both these matters have not been dealt with as they relate to accessibility.

After some discussion, on motion of Sam Savona, ACAT agreed that the Chair of ACAT send a letter to the Chair of TTC expressing the Committee’s concerns that both these issues would become public without input from ACAT.

7. Deputation - Nil

8. ACAT Elections - Nominations

Evelyn Gartner advised that nominations for the positions of Chair and 2 Vice Chairs would be tabled at today’s meeting and that the election would take place at the February 25, 2010 meeting.

Angela Marley nominated Susan Davidson for the position of Chair. As there were no other nominations put forward, Susan Davidson was declared Chair by acclamation.

Nominations were then called for the 2 Vice Chair positions.

Anna Noviss nominated Marian McDonell.
Robert Muzzy nominated Heather Green.
Scott McArthur nominated Carol Anne Monet.

Mazin Aribi moved that nominations be closed.

At this point, each of the nominees for the position of Vice Chair read out their autobiographies.  (Copies will be emailed to all ACAT members.)

As previously stated, the election will take place at the February meeting of ACAT.

9. Subcommittee Reports

Communications Subcommittee

Heather Green gave an update on the recent activities undertaken by the Communications Subcommittee, which included, but not limited to: Customer Complaints form, Wheel-Trans calendar, elevator signage, complaint email address, protocol for inactive accessible bus stops, platform gap, Trip Planning information, destination signs and associated protocols.

10. Alternative Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 ACAT Meeting 

Deferred to next meeting.

11. Other/News Business

Customer Service Panel
Public Forum
512 St. Clair Streetcar
Motion re: Subcommittee minutes

Due to time constraints, discussion on the foregoing matters was deferred to the next meeting.

12. Next Meeting 

The next meeting of ACAT will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2010 in the 7th Floor Boardroom, 1900 Yonge Street.

13. Adjournment 

The meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m.

Freda Stanois

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