Board Meeting - May 25, 2021 (Special)

Meeting Info

Date:Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Start Time:12:30 PM
Location:Virtual Meeting
Meeting No:2054
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes

Board Members

  • Chair - Councillor Jaye Robinson
  • Vice-Chair - Joanne De Laurentiis (Citizen)
  • Councillor Brad Bradford
  • Councillor Shelley Carroll
  • Fenton Jagdeo (Citizen)
  • Councillor Cynthia Lai
  • Ron Lalonde (Citizen)
  • Councillor Jennifer McKelvie
  • Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong
  • Julie Osborne (Citizen)

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Land Acknowledgement

Understanding Land Acknowledgements

Declarations of Interest – Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

TTC Commissioners will declare interests under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.

Public Presentations

Public Presentations - May 25, 2021

Presentations/Reports/Other Business

Item 1: TTC Streetcar Program – Procurement of 60 Streetcars (For Action)

An administrative correction has been made to replace Appendix 2 of the staff report.


Toronto Transit Commission Board

Meeting No.: 2054
Meeting Date:  Tuesday, May 25, 2021

A Special meeting of the TTC Board was held by video conference on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 commencing at 12:30 p.m.

Present at Public Session

J. Robinson (Chair), J. De Laurentiis (Vice-Chair), B. Bradford, S. Carroll, F. Jagdeo, C. Lai, R. Lalonde, J. McKelvie, D. Minnan-Wong, J. Osborne (Commissioners), R. Leary (Chief Executive Officer), M. Atlas (General Counsel – Acting), G. Downie (Chief Capital Officer), J. La Vita (Interim Chief Financial Officer), K. Llewellyn-Thomas (Chief Strategy and Customer Officer), F. Monaco (Chief of Infrastructure and Engineering), J. Taylor (Chief of Staff), K. Watson (Deputy Chief Executive Officer), R. Wong (Chief Vehicles Officer), B. Case (Head – Vehicle Programs), K. Thorburn (Head – Corporate Initiatives), C. Finnerty (Director – Commission Services), A. Farnsworth (Co-ordinator – Secretariat Services) and J. Ishak (Administrator – Secretariat Services).

L. Tsilivis (Mayor’s Office), R. Van Fraassen (Chair Robinson’s Office) and K. Goodarznezhad (Resolve Collaboration) were present.

J. Robinson was in the Chair.

Land Acknowledgement

Chair Robinson requested C. Finnerty to acknowledge that the TTC Board was meeting on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. C. Finnerty also acknowledged that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

Declaration of Interest - Municipal Conflict of Interest Act


Public Presentations

  • Item No. 1. TTC Streetcar Program – Procurement of 60 Streetcars
    Emily Daigle
    Alan Yule

The Board received the deputations for information (see Item 1 for minute).

Presentations/Reports/Other Business

1. TTC Streetcar Program – Procurement of 60 Streetcars

Chair Robinson moved adoption of the staff recommendations as follows:

It is recommended that the TTC Board:

  1. Approve the following expenditure adjustments to the TTC’s 2021-2030 Capital Budget and Plan for the TTC Streetcar Program by:
    • Increasing the 2021-2030 Approved Capital Budget and Plan by $425.785 million to a total of $568.0 million for the TTC Streetcar Program to reflect the procurement of an additional 47 streetcars at an incremental cost of $328.248 million, and the modifications to the Hillcrest Facility to accommodate the additional fleet at an additional cost of $97.537 million; and,
    • Amending the 2021 Capital Budget and 2022-2027 cash flow funding estimates to align with the estimated project delivery schedule to the following:


    2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 Total
    60 Streetcars 103,042 14,925 64,495 194,289 87,006 4,243 468,000
    Hillcrest Facility 200 2,800 8,000 14,000 40,000 30,000 5,000 100,000
    Total 103,242 17,725 72,495 208,289 127,006 34,243 5,000 568,000


  3. Approve the following funding adjustments to offset the incremental expenditure increase of $425.785 million for the TTC Streetcar Program by:
      • Adding provincial and federal funding to include a $180.0 million contribution from each order of government for a total of $360.0 million;
      • Withdrawing $65.785 million from the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Working Capital Reserve Fund (XR3027) with cash flows of $55.629 million in 2021 and $10.156 million in 2022 to fund planned Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension capital works in 2021 and 2022 and replace the current debt funding allocated to this project; and,
      • Reallocate the now released debt funding to the TTC Streetcar Program as the City’s share to fund the balance of the incremental $425.785 million increase to the Program.
  4. Request City Council to approve the 2021-2030 TTC Capital Budget and Plan amendments for the TTC Streetcar Program identified in Recommendation 1 and Recommendation 2.
  5. Delegate authority to the TTC Chief Executive Officer to execute any agreements or documents required to exercise the contractual option for the supply of 47 additional streetcars under the current contract with Alstom, subject to City Council approval of the amended TTC Capital Budget and Plan per Recommendation 3.

The motion by Chair Robinson carried.


The meeting adjourned at 1:08 p.m.

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