Board Meeting


Meeting Info

Date:Tuesday, April 10, 2001
Start Time:1:00 P.M.
Location:Committee Room #2 (2nd Floor), City Hall – 100 Queen Street West
Meeting No:1797
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes

Declaration Of Interest

Nil

Minutes Of The Previous Meetings

Business Arising Out Of Minutes

Nil

Deputations

  • 2:00 p.m.

Commissioners’ Correspondence

CC-1 - Commissioner Howard Moscoe Re: Enforcement of HOV Lanes on King Street

Items Deferred From Last Meeting To Permit Debate/Public Presentations

    Presentations

  1. Proclamation of Transit Thursday
  2. World Youth Days - VERBAL
  3. Budget Matters

  4. 2001/2002 Budget Response to Budget Advisory Committee Recommendations - PRESENTATION
  5. Chief General Manager's Report - Periods 1 & 2 January 2 to March 3, 2001 
  6. Procurement Matters

  7. Procurement Authorization - Provision of Professional Recruitment Services
  8. Procurement Authorization Contract AW-18-J2 New Maintenance Facility T1 Cars Wilson Yard Carhouse Modifications Contract Change AW-18-J2-69
  9. Procurement Authorization for 2001 Signal Priority Program
  10. Procurement Authorization of Steam Boilers and Ancillary Equipment 
  11. Procurement Authorization - Supply of Window Cleaning Services
  12. Procurement Authorization - Elevator Maintenance Service Contract  
  13. Purchase Order Amendment Authority - Supply of Digital Voice Recorders
  14. Purchase of Knorr Vehicle Brake Parts
  15. Purchase of Wabco Vehicle Parts
  16. Purchase of Streetcar Steel Wheels
  17. Purchase of Detroit Diesel and Allison Vehicle Parts
  18. Union Station Second Platform - Continuation of Conceptual Design
  19. Summary of Authorized Expenditures for the Period February 4, 2001 to March 3, 2001 
  20. Other Business

  21. Dedicated Streetcar Lanes on the 504 King Route 
  22. 504 King Streetcar Route: Results of Police Enforcement Blitz and Next Steps 
  23. Construction of Bus Loop and Avenue Road and Bombay Avenue
  24. Plan for Removal of Bus Bays
  25. Bicycle Lockers at Subway Stations
  26. Post-Implementation Review 168B Symington - Peak Period Service to West Park Hospital
  27. Corporate Security Department Year End 2000 Statistical Report
  28. Appointment of Secretary - Toronto Transit Commission Sick Benefit Association
  29. Licence Agreement - Stream Intelligent Networks Corp. Conduit Installation at Queen Street
  30. Ground Sign Agreement - A&P Properties Limited (Church Street Emergency Service Building)
  31. Lease Renewal - Dentonia Park Golf Course Pro Shop - Victoria Park Station
  32. Request for Travel Approval - 2001 CUTA Annual Meeting - June 2-6, 2001 - Halifax, Nova Scotia
  33. Staff Attendance at MIT "Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning" Course - Cambridge, Massachusetts
  34. Staff Response to Commission Inquiry
  35. Correspondence - See Attached
  36. New Business

A meeting of the Toronto Transit Commission was held in the 7th Floor Boardroom, 1900 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 commencing at 1:10 p.m.

Present - Committee of the Whole

B. Ashton (Chair), M. Silva (Vice-Chair), D. Miller, J. Mihevc, H. Moscoe, B. Disero, N. Kelly, S. Shaw and G. Altobello (Commissioners), R. Ducharme (Chief General Manager), V. Rodo (General Manager - Executive & General Secretary), G. Webster (General Manager – Operations), J. Sepulis (General Manager - Engineering & Construction), L. Hilborn (Deputy General Manager - Corporate), B. Leck (General Counsel), M. Walker (Chief Security Officer), J. Cannon (Chief Storekeeper - Materials & Procurement), M. Roche (Chief Financial Officer), S. Blakey (Manager - Human Resources), R. Hughes (Chief Marketing Officer), M. Stambler (Manager - Service Planning), W. Buffett (Assistant General Secretary), and F. Stanois (Coordinator - Secretariat Services) were present.

B. Ashton was in the Chair.

Prior to commencing with the agenda, G. Webster, General Manager - Operations introduced Dave Carmichael, John Adams and Brian Selwood from the TTC's Honour Guard.

Dave Carmichael outlined the role of the Honour Guard and then John Adams and Brian Selwood presented Chair Ashton with a picture of the current members.

On behalf of the Commission, Chair Ashton thanked Messrs. Adams and Selwood for the picture and extended his thanks to each member of the Honour Guard for their valued contributions.

Meeting Minutess

Declaration of Interest - Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Nil

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

On Motion Of Vice-Chair Silva, The Commission Approved The Minutes From Meeting No. 1796 And Authorized The Chair And General Secretary To Sign The Same.

Business Arising Out of the Minutes

Nil

Deputations

a) Bus Service on Spadina Road to Dupont Station

Evelyn McKee

(Submitted communication)

The Commission Received The Deputation.

Commissioner Mihevc Moved That Staff Be Requested To Investigate And Report Back On The Possibility Of Extending The Spadina Road Bus To Reach Spadina Road South Of St. Clair During The Daytime Hours.

The Commission Approved Commissioner Mihevc's Motion.

b) Suggested Increase to Cash Fare

Roger Roberts

Chair - TTC Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation

The Commission Received The Deputation.

Commissioner Moscoe Moved That Staff Be Requested To Report Back, In Consultation, With The TTC'S Advisory Committee On Accessible Transportation On How The TTC Can Make Fare Media More Easily Available To Wheel-Trans Customers, Including Alternative Purchase Options To Address The Issue Of Affordability.

The Commission Approved Commissioner Moscoe's Motion.

c) Report No. 18 - Dedicated

Streetcar Lanes on the 504 King Route

Martin Abela

(Submitted brief)

Rhona Swarbrick

Chair, Toronto Pedestrian Committee

(Submitted brief)

The Commission Received The Deputations.

(See Report No. 18 For Minute)

d) Report No. 23 - Post-Implementation Review

168B Symington - Peak-Period Service to West Park Hospital

Sandra Fawcett

Manager - Public Relations

West Park Health Care Centre

(Submitted communication from Mr. B. Monaghan, President & CEO, West Park Health Care Centre)

The Commission Received The Deputation.

(See Report No. 23 For Minute)

e) Report No. 16 - Union Station Second

Platform - Continuation of Conceptual Design

Gord Perks

The Commission Received The Deputation.

(See Report No. 16 For Minute)

Commissioners Correspondence

CC-1 Commissioner Moscoe Re: Enforcement of HOV Lanes on King Street

Commissioner Moscoe submitted his communication dated March 19, 2001 entitled, "Enforcement of HOV Lanes on King Street."

The Commission Deferred Consideration Of This Matter Until The Next Meeting.

CC-2 Commissioner Miller Re: Report #18

Dedicated Streetcar Lanes on King Street

Commissioner Miller submitted his communication dated April 10, 2001 requesting that Report No. 18 entitled, "Dedicated Streetcar Lanes on the 504 King Route" be referred to the relevant local Councillors for consultation.

The Commission Received The Communication.

(See Report No. 18 For Minute)

Presentations

1. Proclamation of Transit Thursday

Chair Ashton read the following proclamation from Mayor Mel Lastman:

Whereas Earth Weeks will be held from April 14 to April 29, 2001, and it is our responsibility to do everything we can to reduce the harmful effects that the use of automobiles have on the environment; and

Whereas on April 19, everyone who normally travels to work each day by automobile can contribute towards reducing the hazardous effect on the environment by using public transit; and

Whereas the Toronto Transit Commission provides one of the best and most efficient transportation systems in the world, offering passengers an environmentally sound, economical, safe and efficient mode of transport.

Now

Therefore: I, Mayor Mel Lastman, on behalf of Toronto City Council, the Toronto Transit Commission and the 2.5 million people of our great City, do hereby proclaim April 19, 2001 as "Transit Thursday" in the City of Toronto and urge everyone to "Ride the Rocket."

2. World Youth Days

The Commission Deferred Consideration Of This Matter Until The Next Meeting.

Budget Matters

3. 2001/2002 Budget Response to

Budget Advisory Committee Recommendations

R. Hughes, Chief Marketing Officer gave an overhead slide presentation entitled, "Toronto Transit Commission - 2001 & 2002 Operating Budgets."

The Commission Received The Presentation.

Commissioner Miller Moved That The Metropass Fare Be Excluded From The Potential Fare Increase.

Commissioner Miller, Commissioner Moscoe And Vice-Chair Silva Voted In Favour. Chair Ashton, Commissioner Kelly, Commissioner Mihevc, Commissioner Disero, Commissioner Shaw And Commissioner Altobello Were Opposed. The Motion Therefore Lost On A 6 - 3 Vote.

Commissioner Miller Moved That Student And Senior Fares Be Excluded From The Potential Fare Increase.

Commissioner Miller, Commissioner Moscoe And Vice-Chair Silva Voted In Favour. Chair Ashton, Commissioner Kelly, Commissioner Mihevc, Commissioner Disero, Commissioner Shaw And Commissioner Altobello Were Opposed. The Motion Therefore Lost On A 6 - 3 Vote.

Chair Ashton Moved The Recommendation Embodied In The Staff Presentation, As Follows:

"Whereas The TTC Has Requested A Subsidy Of $163m (2001) And Whereas The Budget Advisory Committee Has Recommended A Subsidy Of $147m (2001), Therefore It Is Recommended That In Order To Balance The Budget The TTC Increase Fares And Undertake Consultations On Possible 2002 Service Cuts As Follows:

A) Effective June 2001 Adult Cash Be Increased To $2.25 And A 10¢ Increase Pro Rata On All Fares (Child Fares Excluded);

B) Service Cut Consultations Begin, With 2002 Cuts Being Implemented Subject To Subsidy Shortfall In 2002."

Chair Ashton, Commissioner Kelly, Commissioner Mihevc, Commissioner Disero, Commissioner Shaw And Commissioner Altobello Voted In Favour. Commissioner Miller, Commissioner Moscoe And Vice-Chair Silva Were Opposed. The Motion Therefore Carried On A 6 - 3 Vote.

Commissioner Miller Moved That Staff Be Requested To Report At The Earliest Possible Date On The Feasibility Of Raising The Age Of Child Fares From Two To Six.

The Commission Approved Commissioner Miller's Motion.

Commissioner Moscoe Moved That Prior To Implementing The Fare Increase, Staff Be Requested To Review The Possibility Of A Metropass Plus Concept For Commuter Parking Lots.

The Commission Approved Commissioner Moscoe's Motion.

4. Chief General Manager's Report

Periods 1 & 2 - January 1 to March 3, 2001

It is recommended that the Commission:

1) Receive for information the attached Executive Summary of the Chief General Manager's (CGM's) report covering the period January 1 to March 3, 2001;

2) Forward a copy of this cover report and the Executive Summary to each City Councillor for information (noting that the detailed CGM's report is available on request from the Office of the General Secretary of the Commission).

Adopted

Procurement Matters

5. Procurement Authorization - Provision

of Professional Recruitment Services

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of purchase orders to The Keith Bagg Group, The Design Group Staffing Services Inc., CNC Global, Ian Martin Ltd., and Brunel Multec Canada Ltd. in the total upset limit amount of $75,000.00 each for a total of $375,000.00 for professional recruitment services for a three year period from April 16, 2001 to April 15, 2004.

Approved

6. Procurement Authorization - Contract AW-18-J2

New Maintenance Facility, T1 Cars, Wilson Yard

Carhouse Modifications Contract Change AW-18-J2-69

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the issuance of Contract Change AW-18-J2-69 to Dineen Construction Corporation in the amount of $175,000 for settlement of outstanding contract claims and impact costs associated with a 177 day extension to the Substantial Performance date for contract AW-18-J2.

Approved

7. Procurement Authorization for 2001 Signal Priority Program

It is recommended that the Commission:

1) Approve the issuance of a Purchase Order to the City of Toronto Transportation Services Division, with an upset limit of $1,000,000, for the purchase of wayside equipment, the installation of detector loops and cables, and the modification of controllers, associated with the 2001 Signal Priority Program;

2) Forward this report to the City of Toronto Transportation Services Division.

Approved

Chair Ashton Moved That Staff Be Requested To Report Back To The TTC'S Budget Sub-Committee On The Status And Future Plans For Signal Priority.

The Commission Approved Chair Ashton's Motion.

8. Procurement Authorization - Supply

of Steam Boilers and Ancillary Equipment

It is recommended that the Commission approve the acceptance of the tender and the award for the supply of steam boilers and associated ancillary equipment for Greenwood Yard to Thermogenics Inc. in the amount of $611,110.00.

Approved

9. Procurement Authorization - Supply of Window Cleaning Services

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of a Purchase Order in the total upset limit amount of $310,000.00 to H. Breiter Window Cleaning Ltd., for the supply of window cleaning services at all Commission properties (surface and subway, including TCTI and Wheel-Trans). The contract period is May 1, 2001 to April 30, 2003.

Approved

10. Purchase Authorization - Elevator Maintenance Service Contract

It is recommended that the Commission approve the award for an elevator maintenance service contract to Schindler Elevator Corporation in the upset limit amount of $450,000.00. The duration of this contract is for a two-year period with an option for an additional three-year contract extension to be reviewed by staff prior to the contract expiration and subject to Commission approval.

Approved

11. Procurement Authorization - Purchase Order Amendment

#1 to PC0032914 for the Supply of Digital Voice Recorders

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of a Purchase Order Amendment in the amount of $170,589.44 to Total Office Systems for the supply of eight, twelve channel digital voice recorders, for a revised total amount of $344,989.61.

Approved

12. Purchase of Knorr Vehicle Brake Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize an additional amount of $700,000.00 to the existing purchase order for the supply of vehicle brake parts from Knorr Brakes Limited to December 31, 2001 resulting in a revised upset limit of $7,100,000.00, including applicable taxes.

Approved

13. Purchase of Wabco Vehicle Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a three year inventory supply contract for Wabco vehicle parts for the period from mid April 2001 to mid April 2004 to Wabco Company Limited for an upset limit of $4,300,000.00 including applicable taxes.

Approved

14. Purchase of Streetcar Steel Wheels

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the purchase for inventory of 500 wheels from Noram Rail Inc. in the amount of $699,629.81 including applicable taxes.

Approved

15. Purchase of Detroit Diesel and Allison Vehicle Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the awarding of a three year inventory supply contract for Detroit Diesel and Allison Vehicle Parts to Harper Detroit Diesel Limited for the period from mid April 2001 to mid April 2004 for an upset limit of $16,720,000.00 including applicable taxes.

Approved

16. Union Station Second Platform

Continuation of Conceptual Design

After Hearing The Deputation, The Commission Approved The Recommendation Contained In The Report, As Listed Below:

"It Is Recommended That The Commission:

1) Authorize Additional Funds In The Amount Of $2,200,000 For The Continuation Of Conceptual Design And The Completion Of An Environmental Assessment (Ea) Bringing The Total Authorized Amount To $2,800,000 For The Union Station Second Platform Project; And

2) Forward This Report To City Council With The Request That The City Authorize Additional Funds Until The Interim Waterfront Agency Is Established. It Is Understood That Work Would Not Commence Until The Additional Funds Are Authorized By The City Or Interim Waterfront Agency."

Commissioner Miller Moved That Staff Be Directed To Ensure The Design Process Does Not Exclude The Potential For Expansion Of The Harbourfront Lrt Interchange At Union Station To Accommodate Future Routings.

The Commission Approved Commissioner Miller's Motion.

(Also See Correspondence C-3)

17. Summary of Authorized Expenditures for

the Period February 4, 2001 to March 3, 2001

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report for information. It lists expenditures ($100,000.00 up to $200,000.00) for the period February 4, 2001 to March 3, 2001 which were approved by Senior Management.

Received

Other Business

18. Dedicated Streetcar Lanes on the 504 King Route

After Hearing The Deputations, Commissioner Mihevc Moved That Recommendation No. 1 Be Amended By Adding The Words "And Endorse The Concept Of Dedicated Streetcar Lanes On The 504 King Route, In Principle," So The Recommendation Reads, As Follows:

"1. Receive This Report For Information, And Endorse The Concept Of Dedicated Streetcar Lanes On The 504 King Route, In Principle, Noting That:

• TTC Staff Are Working With Toronto Transportation Services And City Planning To Identify The Best Way Of Creating Effective, Dedicated Streetcar Lanes On King Street, While Fully Respecting The Needs Of The Adjacent Businesses;

• Two Of The Options Under Consideration At This Time Are: I) Banning All Traffic, Except Streetcars, Taxis, And Commercial Vehicles, From King Street During The Busiest Traffic Hours; And Ii) A Full-Time, Permanent Solution, With Physical Modifications To The Street, Whereby Through Traffic Would Be Banned At All Times, But Vehicles Would Still Be Able To Access Each Block; And"

2. Forward This Report To Toronto Transportation Services And City Planning."

The Commission Approved Commissioner Mihevc's Motion.

The Commission Approved The Report, As Amended.

Commissioner Shaw noted her opposition to the foregoing.

COMMISSIONER MIHEVC MOVED THE FOLLOWING:

1. That Staff Be Requested To Include The City Of Toronto Economic Development Department As Part Of The Planning Process.

2. That External Stakeholders, Including The Rocket Riders And Toronto Pedestrian Committee Be Included As Part Of The Planning Process.

The Commission Approved Commissioner Mihevc's Motions.

Commissioner Moscoe Moved The Following:

1. That Staff Be Requested To Prepare A Format For Discussion With The Public On This Issue.

2. That Staff Be Requested To Prepare Some Specific Designs And That The Project Be Started In A Limited Area With A View To Expanding It To Include Other Parts Of King Street Once It Becomes A Success.

The Commission Approved Commissioner Moscoe's Motions.

Commissioner Miller Moved The Following:

1. That Staff Be Requested To Meet With All Affected Local Councillors For Consultations.

2. That Any Initial Proposals Consider A Focus On The Section From Parliament To Bathurst, Given The Alternatives Available For Drivers On Richmond, Adelaide, Wellington And Front.

3. That The TTC Adopt A Policy That Staff Consult With Area Councillors Regarding Changes Affecting Service In Their Wards Prior To Forwarding Reports To The Commission Agenda.

4. That Staff Be Requested To Forward Reports To The Toronto Pedestrian Committee At The Earliest Possible Time, And Consult With It Where Possible.

The Commission Approved Commissioner Miller's Motions.

Chair Ashton Moved The Following:

1. That The Commission Approve Continuing Discussions With The City Of Toronto Regarding Transit Priority Initiatives, Generally, And Specifically Opportunities On The 504 King Route.

2. That The Commission Recommend To The City Of Toronto The Establishment Of A Steering Committee Comprised Of The Chair Of The Commission, Chair Of The Planning And Transportation Committee, Chair Of The Works Committee And Other Members Of The Commission That Sit On Those Committees To Provide A Forum For These Discussions And Consultations.

The Commission Approved Chair Ashton's Motions.

(Also See Correspondence C-4 And C-5)

19. 504 King Streetcar Route: Results of

Police Enforcement Blitz, and Next Steps

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Request the Toronto Police Services Board develop, in conjunction with Toronto Transit Commission staff, a traffic movement strategy for use on busy transit routes and on roadways with High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes.

2. Note the following for information:

• violations of traffic regulations on King Street are a significant barrier to the provision of reliable and regular transit service; during the demonstration 10-week police enforcement blitz, 7,191 tickets were issued to motorists for illegal left turns, parking, stopping, and blocking intersections;

• there was no significant reduction in the number of tickets issued per week as the blitz continued, despite a heavy and persistent police presence, indicating that the public's disregard for current traffic regulations is blatant and rampant, and that the motoring public is not deterred by the current fines associated with traffic by-law violations;

• while there were times when traffic flow did improve as a result of the police enforcement, there was still considerable congestion caused by autos in the downtown area and, as result, surveys of the 504 KING route did not show any significant increase in transit speeds through the central area. This confirmed that police enforcement, by itself, is not effective enough to make a marked improvement in the operation of the line; in the longer term, the only way to operate fast, reliable, efficient service is to do something which prohibits private-use vehicles from coming on the streetcar tracks in the first place;

• the frequency of streetcars on the 504 KING route is every 2 minutes during the morning peak hour, and this level of service is beyond the practical limits of streetcars operating in mixed traffic. This combination of extraordinarily-high frequency streetcar service being forced to operate in congested mixed traffic is almost unheard of in the transit industry because it is impossible to provide fast, reliable service under such circumstances. A dedicated right-of-way is needed for streetcars on King Street;

• TTC and Toronto Transportation Services staff are working together to address traffic control and enforcement issues such as the hours of parking restrictions which apply in Toronto, and the standing of taxicabs serving the downtown office towers;

• there are several internal operational measures which the TTC itself must take, in addition to police enforcement and a dedicated right-of-way, to ensure that streetcars on the 504 KING route operate quickly and reliably; these include re-scheduling non-emergency track and switch maintenance into non-peak periods, improving route management and service-disruption response techniques, expanding the proof-of-payment (POP) fare collection system, removing certain seats at the rear of streetcars to improve passenger movement within the streetcars, and selectively using higher-capacity articulated streetcars; and

3. Forward this report to the City of Toronto, the Toronto Police Services Board, and Toronto Transportation Services and Planning and Urban Development.

Approved

Commissioner Moscoe Moved That The Commission Endorse The Internal Operational Measures Detailed In The Report.

The Commission Approved Commissioner Moscoe's Motion.

Chair Ashton Moved That Staff Be Requested To Report Back To The Commission On Future Strategies To Improve Streetcar Car Service On King Street.

The Commission Approved Chair Ashton's Motion.

(Also See Correspondence C-4)

20. Construction of a Bus Loop at Avenue Road and Bombay Avenue

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Request Toronto City Council to direct City Transportation Services staff to work with TTC staff to obtain approvals for, and to construct, in 2001, at TTC expense, a bus loop at the north end of Avenue road at Bombay Avenue to replace the current sub-standard U-turn bus operation within the Avenue Road/Bombay intersection; and

2. Note that staff recently met with the local Councillor for the area and, at his request, are arranging a community meeting to discuss this proposal; and

3. Forward this report to Councillors Feldman and Johnston, and to City Transportation Services.

Approved

21. Plan for Removal of Bus Bays

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Receive this report for information, noting that:

• TTC staff will request City of Toronto staff to modify or eliminate the 28 bus bays, listed in this report, which are of substandard dimensions; and

• prior to the reconstruction of any roadway on which transit service is operated, TTC staff will request City staff to remove those standard bus bays which are not required for transit operations; and

2. Forward this report to the Commissioner of Works and Emergency Services, for information.

Adopted

Chair Ashton Moved That The Report Be Forwarded To The City Planning And Transportation Committee And That The Criteria Used By Staff In Developing The Plan Be Appended To The Report.

The Commission Approved Chair Ashton's Motion.

Commissioner Moscoe Moved That Staff Be Requested To Prepare A Presentation For The City Planning And Transportation Committee With Respect To The Issue Of Bus Bays.

The Commission Approved Commissioner Moscoe's Motion.

22. Bicycle Lockers at Subway Stations

Commissioner Mihevc Moved That The Report Be Deferred Until The Next Meeting And That Mr. Dan Egan, Manager, Pedestrian And Cycling Infrastructure, City Of Toronto Be Requested To Comment On The Contents Of The Report.

The Commission Approved Commissioner Mihevc's Motion.

The Commission Also Agreed To Table The Following Motion From Commissioner Moscoe For Discussion At The Next Meeting In Conjunction With This Matter:

"That The Commission Advise The City Of Toronto That The TTC Will Provide Space, At No Cost, Should The City Decide To Make Provision For Bicycle Lockers."

23. Post-Implementation Review 168B

Symington - Peak-Period Service to West Park Hospital

After Hearing The Deputation, Commissioner Moscoe Moved That The Report Be Deferred Until The June Commission Meeting And That, In The Interim, Staff Meet With Representatives Of The West Park Health Care Centre And Come Forward With A Report On A Potential Financial Partnership For The Continued Operation Of This Service.

The Commission Approved Commissioner Moscoe's Motion.

Commissioner Shaw Moved That The Above Report Also Address Issues Surrounding Policy And Precedent For Entering Such An Arrangement.

The Commission Approved Commissioner Shaw's Motion.

R. Ducharme, Chief General Manager also concurred with a request from Commissioner Miller to include the Ontario Ministry of Health in the above discussions.

(Also See Correspondence C-6)

24. Corporate Security Department

Year End 2000 Statistical Report

It is recommended that the Commission receive the attached report for information.

Received

25. Appointment of Secretary - Toronto

Transit Commission - Sick Benefit Association

It is recommended that the Commission approve the appointment of John Iorio, Sick Benefit Association Plan and Benefit Specialist - Human Resources, as Secretary of the TTC Sick Benefit Association. Sick Benefit Association By-Law No. 1, Section 7(3), establishes the position of Secretary. The Secretary shall be appointed by the Sick Benefit Association Board on recommendation of the President with the approval of the Commission and shall be paid by the Commission.

Approved

26. Licence Agreement - Stream Intelligent

Networks Corp. - Conduit Installation at Queen Station

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Approve the execution of a Licence Agreement, in a form satisfactory to the TTC's General Counsel, between Stream Intelligent Networks Corp. (Stream) and the TTC for the installation of two conduits passing through Queen Station (as shown on Schedule "A" attached) under the general terms and conditions set out in this report; and

2. Authorize staff to take the necessary action to give effect to the above.

Approved

27. Ground Sign Licence Agreement - A&P Properties

Limited (Church Street Emergency Service Building)

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Approve the execution of a Ground Sign Licence Agreement between the TTC and A&P Properties Limited (A&P), in a form satisfactory to the TTC's General Counsel, for the placement of a sign (as shown on Appendix "A") on the Church Street Emergency Service Building (ESB) lands under the terms and conditions referenced in this report; and

2. Authorize staff to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

Approved

28. Lease Renewal - Dentonia Park

Golf Course Pro Shop - Victoria Park Station

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Approve the leasing of approximately 10,300 square feet of space within the Victoria Park Subway Station to the City of Toronto for the continued use of a pro shop serving the Dentonia Park Golf Course under the terms and conditions set out in this report; and

2. Authorize staff to take such action as is necessary to give effect thereto.

Approved

29. Request for Travel Approval - 2001 CUTA

Annual Meeting - June 2-6, 2001 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

It is recommended that the Commission approve a travel request for Chair Brian Ashton to attend the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Urban transit Association scheduled for June 2 - 6, 2001 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Approved

30. Staff Attendance at MIT "Public Transportation Service

and Operations Planning" Course - Cambridge, Massachusetts

It is recommended that the Commission approve Mike Ronson's attendance at the "Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning" course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), from August 6 to 10, 2001.

Approved

Staff Response to Commission Inquiries

a) Parking at TTC Lots

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated April 11, 2001 from R. Ducharme, Chief General Manager entitled, "Staff Response to Commission Inquiry - Parking at TTC Lots."

The Commission Received The Memorandum For Information.

Commissioner Moscoe Moved That Staff Be Directed To Formally Request The Toronto Parking Authority To Submit A Proposal By May 31, 2001 To Manage The TTC'S Commuter Parking Lots, And That The Commission Evaluate This Proposal Prior To Issuing A Public Tender.

The Commission Approved Commissioner Moscoe's Motion.

Commissioner Mihevc Moved That Staff Be Requested To Report Back With A Cost/Benefit Analysis On The Possibility Of Charging A Fee To Metropass Holders For Parking At Commuter Parking Lots That Are At Capacity.

The Commission Approved Commissioner Mihevc's Motion.

b) Feasibility of Introducing

a Three Month Pass for Mother's Day

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated April 11, 2001 from R. Ducharme, Chief General Manager entitled, "Staff Response to Commission Inquiry - Feasibility of Introducing a Three Month Pass for Mother's Day."

The Commission Received The Memorandum For Information.

Correspondence

C-1 C. Archibald, for the City Clerk , City of Toronto dated March 30, 2001 advising of action taken by the City Planning and Transportation Committee with respect to a TTC report entitled, "TTC Staff's Position on Bus Bays."

The Commission Received The Communication For Information.

C-2 C. Archibald, for the City Clerk, City of Toronto dated March 29, 2001 advising of action taken by the City Planning and Transportation Committee with respect to a motion forwarded by the Commission requesting provision for an inter-modal transportation connection for taxis into the reconstruction plans for Union Station.

Commissioner Moscoe Moved The Following:

1. That The Communication Be Referred To Staff.

2. That The Commission Request A Report From Go Transit With Respect To The New Go Terminal At Union Station.

3. That Staff Be Requested To Inventory Each Subway Station And Report On The Availability Of Taxi Stand Spaces In Or Around Each Station.

4. That Staff Be Requested To Report On The Possibility Of Establishing Taxi Stand Spaces Within The Bus Loading Facilities For Each Station.

5. That Staff Report On The Availability Of Taxi Stand Spaces In Or In The Vicinity Of Each Bus Or Streetcar Loop.

The commission approved commissioner moscoe's motions.

Vice-Chair Silva Moved That Staff Be Requested To Report On The Feasibility Of Establishing A Working Arrangement With Autoshare Or Other Similar Companies At Appropriate Subway Stations.

The Commission Approved Vice-Chair Silva's Motion.

C-3 S. Munro, dated April 10, 2001, urging the Commission to direct staff to incorporate capacity improvements to the Union LRT loop and station in the overall Union Station project.

The Commission Received The Communication For Information.

(See Report No. 16 For Minute)

C-4 S. Munro, dated April 10, 2001, urging the Commission to proceed with plans for operational and physical improvements to King Street and its transit service.

The Commission Received The Communication For Information.

(See Report No. 18 & 19 For Minutes)

C-5 G. Switzer, King Spadina Development Corporation, dated April 10, 2001 expressing opposition to the proposed plan for dedicated streetcar lanes on King Street.

The Commission Received The Communciation For Information.

(See Report NO. 18 For Minute)

C-6 Councillor F. Nunziata, City of Toronto, dated April 11, 2001 urging the Commission to defer any decision on Report No. 18 regarding the 168B Symington peak-period service for at least one-year.

The Commission Received The Communication For Information.

(See Report No. 23 For Minute)

New Business

b) Committee of the Whole Resolution

The Commission Approved A Resolution By Chair Ashton To Meet As The Committee Of The Whole On Monday, May 14, 2001 To Deal With Litigation Or Potential Litigation Matters, Labour Relations Or Employee Negotiations And To Receive Advice Which Is Subject To Solicitor-Client Privilege.

The meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.

Supplementary Agenda

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