Board Meeting


Meeting Info

Date:Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Start Time:1:00 PM
Location:Committee Room #2 (2nd Floor), City Hall – 100 Queen Street West
Meeting No:1843
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes

Declaration Of Interest - Municipal Conflict Of Interest Act

Nil

Minutes Of The Previous Meetings

Business Arising Out Of Minutes

Nil

Committee Of The Whole Resolution

Nil

Deputations

  • 2:00 p.m.

Commissioners’ Correspondence

Nil

Items Deferred From Last Meeting To Permit Debate/Public Presentations

    Presentations

  1. National Transportation Week Awards
  2. Budget Matters

  3. Chief General Manager's Report - Period 4 April 4 to May 1, 2004
  4. Procurement Matters

  5. Procurement Authorization – Facilities Design Services Multiple Locations Contract G85-187
  6. Procurement Authorization - Consultant Design Services for Facility Modifications Contract G85-183
  7. Procurement Authorization – Purchase Order Amendment for Credit Card Services for the Supply of Fuel for Non-Revenue Vehicles
  8. Procurement Authorization - Supply of Doors and Miscellaneous Door Hardware
  9. Procurement Authorization – TTC Portion of Bridge Rehabilitation on Dundas Bridge Over DVP
  10. Procurement Authorization – Replacement of Subway Station Breakers Tender No. T31PJ04757
  11. Purchase Authorization – Repair and Replacement of Various Electric Motors and Repair/Rewind of Track Switch Solenoids
  12. Purchase of Webasto Parts
  13. Purchase of Recaro Seat Parts
  14. Purchase of Vapor Bus Parts
  15. Purchase of Luminator Parts
  16. Supply of Lumber
  17. Supply of Kone Escalator Parts
  18. Project Financing Approval – Queen/Dufferin Street Intersection Improvements
  19. Services for Medical Consultant
  20. Confirmation of Approval – Renewal of Catastrophe Liability Property Insurance Renewal – June 1, 2004
  21. Summary of Authorized Expenditures for the Period March 1, 2004 to April 3, 2004
  22. Other Business

  23. York Region TTC Student Card Pilot
  24. Spadina Subway Extension Environmental Assessment – Terms of Reference for Environmental Assessment (Presentation Available)
  25. TTC Pension Fund Society Annual Report and Financial Statement for the Fiscal Period Ended December 31, 2003
  26. Outstanding Items List
  27. Kipling/Islington Bus Operations Study Final Report – Overview and Recommendation Concept
  28. Entrance Connection Agreement – Dundas Station (Toronto Parking Authority)
  29. Request for Travel – Subway Operations Structure Maintenance
  30. “Transit First” Investments in Toronto’s Waterfront
  31. Service Improvements for 2004 – Results of Consultation
  32. GM 18-Year Bus Rebuild Work Scope Addition – Rear Bulkheads
  33. Staff Response to Commission Inquiry
    • April 14, 2004 Meeting (York Region Transit Plan – Downsview and Don Mills)
  34. Correspondence – See Attached
  35. New Business

A meeting of the Toronto Transit Commission was held in Committee Room 2, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 commencing at 1:15 p.m.

Present - Committee of the Whole

H. Moscoe (Chair), J. Mihevc (Vice-Chair), A. Giambrone, B. Ashton, Mayor D. Miller, P. Li Preti, D. Shiner, S. Bussin and B. Balkissoon (Commissioners), R. Ducharme (Chief General Manager), G. Webster (General Manager – Operations), J. Sepulis (General Manager - Engineering & Construction), L. Hilborn (Deputy General Manager - Corporate), B. Leck (General Counsel), A. Chocorlan (Manager - Materials & Procurement), M. Roche (Chief Financial Officer), R. Hughes (Chief Marketing Officer), S. Blakey (Manager - Human Resources), T. Andrews (Chief Special Constable), W. Dawson (Superintendent – Route & System Planning), W. Buffett (Assistant General Secretary) and F. Stanois (Co-ordinator - Secretariat Services) were present.

R. Roberts, Chair, TTC Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation was also present.

H. Moscoe was in the Chair.

T. Middlebrook, Chief Engineer – Engineering was present for Item #21.

C. Wheeler, Manager – Property Development was present for Item #24.

Declaration of Interest - Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Chair Moscoe declared an interest with respect to Item #21 entitled, “Spadina Subway Extension Environmental Assessment – Terms of Reference for Environmental Assessment”, only as it pertains to a possible subway station at Keele and Finch Avenues, as it could be in the vicinity of his principle residence.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Mayor miller moved that the commission approve the minutes from meeting no. 1842, and that the chair and general secretary be authorized to sign the same.

The Motion By Mayor Miller Carried.

Business Arising Out of the Minutes

a) Item No. 24 – 2003 Management Letter – Management Responses

Commissioner Li Preti Moved That The Commission Approve Forwarding A Copy Of The 2003 Management Letter From The Auditors, With Management Responses To The Audit Committee Of The City Of Toronto For Information.

The Motion By Commissioner Li Preti Carried.

Committee of the whole resolution

Nil

Deputations

a) Report No. 28 – Service  Improvements for 2004: Results of Consultation

Councillor Michael Del Grande
City of Toronto

Man Lok Chow

Richard Quek

Zia Ahmed

Brenda Collinge

Dennis Soulodre

Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong
City of Toronto

The Commission Received The Deputations.
(See Report No. 28 For Minute)

b) Bus Service to Variety Village

Myra Rodrigues
(Submitted communication)

David Allen
Executive Director, Variety Village
(Submitted brief)

Katherine Owen
Principal, Birchmount Park Collegiate

The Commission Received The Deputations.

Chair Moscoe Moved That This Matter Be Referred To Staff For Report At The Next Meeting On The Options Available To Provide Service To Variety Village And Birchmount Park Collegiate, With Such Report To Also Include The Percentage Of Patrons Who Use Wheel-Trans To Access Variety Village And The Anticipated School Population That Would Use This Service.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

c) Krinos Taste of the Danforth – Waiver of TTC Fees

Chris Trahiotis
Volunteer Chair, GreekTown Business Association
(Submitted communication)

Sue Graham-Nutter
(Affinity Marketing)

Commissioner Bussin Moved That Staff Be Directed To Waive The Costs Pertaining To The Rerouting Of The Pape Bus Service For This Year.

The Motion By Commissioner Bussin Lost.

Commissioner Bussin Moved That Staff Be Directed To Develop A Policy For Signature Events That Considers Ridership When Looking At Such Fees.

The Motion By Commissioner Bussin Lost.

Chair Moscoe Moved That The Deputations Be Received.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

d) Cell Phone Use – TTC Drivers

Susan Stern

The Commission Received The Deputation.

Chair Moscoe Moved That The Staff Be Directed To Produce An Advertising Poster That States “Drivers Are Not Permitted To Use Cell Phones” Along With A Telephone Number For Complaint Purposes.

Commissioner Bussin Moved That Chair Moscoe’s Motion Be Deferred To Allow For Dialogue Between Management And The Union, With A Report Back At The February 2005 Meeting On The Results Of These Deliberations, Including Statistical Data On The Number Of Complaints And Disciplinary Action Taken.

Vice-Chair Mihevc Called For A Vote On Commissioner Bussin’s Motion.

The Motion By Commissioner Bussin Carried.

e) TTC Watch Proposal

Robin Devine

The Commission Received The Deputation.

Commissioner Bussin Moved The Following:

1. That Staff Be Directed To Meet With Robin Devine Of Time Is Ticking To Determine If There Is Potential To Establish A Similar Structure As The TTC Has With Legacy Sportswear, Which Stipulates No Involvement By TTC Staff As It Relates To Administrative, Distribution And Money Collection Matters; And

2. That Staff Be Directed To Report Back On The Outcome Of Their Deliberations With Robin Devine.

The Motion By Commissioner Bussin Carried.

f) Report No. 24 – Kipling/Islington Bus Operations Study – Final Report – Overview and Recommendation Concept

Dave Fisher

The Commission Received The Deputation.

(See Report No. 24 For Minute)

g) Report No. 27 – “Transit First”  Investments in Toronto’s Waterfront

Dave Fisher

The Commission Received The Deputation.

(See Report No. 27 And Correspondence C-3 For Minute)

h) Report No. 21 – Spadina Subway Extension Environmental Assessment – Terms of Reference

Paul Cooper
President, York Federation of Students

Dr. Ted Spence
Senior Policy Advisory, York University
(Submitted information package)

Gord Perks

The Commission Received The Deputations.

(See Report No. 21 For Minute)

i) “People in Motion” Show

Roger Roberts
Chair, TTC Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation

The Commission Received The Deputation.

Commissioners Correspondence

Nil

Presentations

1. National Transportation Week – Ontario Awards 2004

Each year, Canadians observe National Transportation Week in recognition of the men and women who keep Canada moving safely, efficiently and reliably.  During National Transportation Week, representatives from TTC, GO, Transport Canada, Ontario Motor Coach Association, Ontario School Bus Association and the Ontario Trucking Association hold an awards breakfast to recognize people from the industry for their outstanding contributions. 

This year, National Transportation Week was celebrated on June 3 to 12.  The following TTC programs and employees were recognized:

Award of Excellence

Encapsulation of Special Trackwork Castings Program – Jason MacDonald, Senior Track Inspection Engineer

Award of Recognition

Rideline Service (Automated Trip Booking) Program – Robert Thacker, General Superintendent – Wheel-Trans Operations

Dane DeGale and Frederick Surcon, Bloor-Danforth/SRT Subway Operators and Susan Bartley, Station Collector for the handling of an emergency fire/smoke plan

On behalf of the Commission, Chair Moscoe thanked the above individuals for their contributions and presented them with plaques in recognition of their efforts. (Mr. Surcon was not present).

Budget Matters

2. Chief General Manager's Report Period 4 – April 4 to May 1, 2004

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 April 4 to May 1, 2004; and

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).

Approved

Procurement Matters

3. Procurement Authorization – Facilities Design Services Multiple Locations Contract G85-187

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of contracts to the following firms in the upset limit amounts listed below for Facilities Design Services – Multiple Locations for a three-year period, from notification of awards:

1) URS Canada Inc. (URS) for $350,000;

2) Giffels Associates Limited (Giffels) for $350,000;

3) Totten Sims Hubicki Associates (1997) Limited (TSH) $150,000; and

4) Earth Tech Canada Inc. (Earth Tech) for $150,000

for a total upset limit of $1,000,000.

Approved

4. Procurement Authorization Consultant Design  Services for Facility Modifications Contract G85-183

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of Contract G85-183 to Totten Sims Hubicki Associates (TSH) for Consultant Design Services in the upset limit amount of $250,000.

Approved

5. Procurement Authorization – Purchase Order Amendment for Credit Card Services for the Supply of Fuel for Non-Revenue Vehicles

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of a Purchase Order Amendment in the amount of $190,000 to Imperial Oil Ltd., increasing the total contract upset limit value to $2,690,000 for the supply of fuel for non-revenue vehicles until July 31, 2004.                           

Approved

6. Procurement Authorization – Supply ofDoors and Miscellaneous Door Hardware

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a contract to Citywide Door and Hardware Inc., in the total upset limit of $450,000, for the supply of doors and door hardware at various Commission facilities for a period of three years from July 3, 2004 to July 2, 2007.

Approved

Chair Moscoe Moved That The Commission Strike A Sub-Committee Comprising Of Commissioner Balkissoon And Commissioner Shiner To Meet With Staff To Review The Basket Concept Of Tendering, With A Report Back To The Committee Of The Whole On The Results Of These Deliberations.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

7. Procurement Authorization – TTC Portion of Bridge Rehabilitation on Dundas Bridge Over DVP

It is recommended that the Commission approve issuing a purchase order in the upset limit amount of $567,741.27 to the City of Toronto – Department of Works and Emergency Services, for the Commission’s portion of the cost for the substructure rehabilitation work on the Dundas Street East Bridge over the Don Valley Parkway and the Queen Street Viaduct.

Approved

8. Procurement Authorization – Environmental Replacement of Subway Station Breakers Tender No. T31PJ04757

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the acceptance of the tender submitted by Eaton Electrical Canada, Division of Eaton Yale Ltd. (Eaton) and award of contract in the amount of $651,254.40 for the supply and installation of twelve new main power breakers combined with six new complete automatic transfer schemes and twelve new secondary breakers for the years 2004 and 2005.

Approved

9. Purchase Authorization – Repair and Replacement of Various Electric Motors and Repair/Rewind of Track Switch Solenoids
 
It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of a purchase order to Renown Electric Motors and Repairs Inc. in the upset limit amount of $358,000 for the repair and replacement of various electric motors and repair/rewinding of track switch solenoids for a three-year term from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2007.

Approved

10. Purchase of Webasto Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of three-year inventory supply contracts for the supply of various Webasto parts to the following companies for the period from July 2004 to July 2007:

- Orion Bus Industries Limited for $525,000 including applicable taxes.

- Neopart for $11,000 including applicable taxes.

- New Flyer Industries Limited for $9,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

11. Purchase of Recaro Seat Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of one-year inventory supply contracts for the supply of various Recaro seat parts to the following companies for the period from June 2004 to June 2005:

- MCI Service Parts Incorporated for $465,000 including applicable taxes.

- Prevost Car Incorporated (Prevost Parts) for $400 including applicable taxes.

Approved

12. Purchase of Vapor Bus Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a three-year inventory supply contract for the supply of Vapor bus parts for the period August 2004 to July 2007 to Vapor Bus International for an upset limit of $1,180,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

13. Purchase of Luminator Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a one-year inventory supply contract for the supply of various Luminator parts for the period June 2004 to June 2005 to Luminator Holding, LP for an upset limit of $484,000 CDN including applicable taxes.

Approved

14. Supply of Lumber

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of a purchase order to Weston Forest Corporation in the total upset limit amount of $330,000 for the supply of lumber over a one-year period from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005.

Approved

15. Supply of Kone Escalator Parts

It is recommended that the Commission approve the award of a contract to Montgomery Kone Inc. in the upset limit amount of $1,300,000 for the supply of miscellaneous Kone escalator parts for a three-year term from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2007.

Approved

16. Project Financing Approval - Queen/Dufferin Street Intersection Improvements

It is recommended that the Commission approve the noted change in the special trackwork at the Queen/Dufferin intersection and authorize staff to proceed with unbudgeted work in 2004 for the design and procurement of special trackwork castings in the estimated amount of $350,000; noting that the additional total cost of this work will be $500,000 and will be included in the 2005-2009 Capital Program budget request.

Approved

Commissioner Giambrone Moved That Staff Be Requested To Verify With The City Of Toronto That There Are No Potential Impacts Between TTC Trackwork Reconstruction At Queen And Dufferin And The City Dufferin Jog Elimination Project.

The Motion By Commissioner Giambrone Carried.

17. Services for Medical Consultant

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the awarding of a sole source contract to Dr. Theodore J. Gregor for a period of up to 4 years from September 6, 2004 to September 5, 2008, in the upset limit amount of $785,000 for the provision of Medical Consulting Services.

Approved

18. Confirmation of Approval – Catastrophe Liability and Property Insurance Renewal – June 1, 2004

It is recommended that the Commission confirm the approval of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Chief General Manager and General Secretary for the placement of its Catastrophe Liability and Property insurance policies through Marsh Canada (the Commission’s insurance broker), for one year from June 1, 2004, with the following provisions:

(1) Catastrophe Liability Insurance

• A liability limit of $100,000,000 ($95,000,000 in excess of a $5,000,000 retained limit.

• An annual premium of $1,502,901 (incl. 8% Provincial Sales Tax).

Property Insurance

• A per loss limit of $200,000,000.

• A deductible of $1,000,000 per occurrence

• An annual premium of $3,245,757 (incl. 8% Provincial Sales Tax).

(2) Submitting a Confirmation of Approval report to the June 16, 2004 Commission meeting for information.

Approved

19. Summary of Authorized Expenditures for the Period April 4, 2004 to May 1, 2004

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report for information.  It lists expenditures ($100,000 up to $200,000) for the period April 4, 2004 to May 1, 2004, which were approved by Senior Management.

Received

Other Business

20. York Region TTC Student Card Pilot

It is recommended that the Commission approve the expansion of the TTC Student Discount Card Program to include York, Peel, Halton and Durham Regions with the commencement of the upcoming school year, effective September 2004.

Approved

Chair Moscoe Moved The Following Motions:

1. That The TTC Formally Advise All Municipalities And Transit Systems Within York, Peel, Halton And Durham Of The Program.

2. That The TTC Offer The Regions And Municipalities The Opportunity To Establish, At No Cost To The TTC, Clinics So That Students In These Regions Can Have Convenient Application Sites For Enrollment.

3. That Staff Report Back On The Feasibility Of Establishing A Universal Student Card As The Next Step Of The Program.

The Motions By Chair Moscoe Carried.

21. Spadina Subway Extension - Terms of Reference for Environmental Assessment

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report for information and authorize the submission of the Spadina Subway Extension Environmental Assessment Terms of Reference to the Minister of the Environment for approval

Approved

Commissioner Li Preti Moved The Following Motions:

1. That The TTC Request The Minister Of The Environment To Expedite Approval Of The Terms Of Reference.

2. That Staff Be Requested To Take Whatever Action Is Necessary To Shorten The Length Of The Environmental Assessment From One Year To 10 Months.

3. That The Comments By Gord Perks Be Referred To Staff For Consideration.

The Motions By Commissioner Li Preti Carried.

Chair Moscoe Moved That All Open Houses, With The Exception Of Virtual Open Houses, Include A Public Meeting Component.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

22. TTC Pension Fund Society Annual Report and Financial Statements for the Fiscal Period Ended December 31, 2003

It is recommended that the Commission receive the Pension Fund Society’s Annual Report for information.  Also appended for information, is the annual report of the TTC Sick Benefit Association.

Received

Outstanding Commission Items

It is recommended that the Commission receive for information the attached list of outstanding Commission items for the period up to and including the meeting of April 14, 2004.

Received

24. Kipling/Islington Bus Operation Study – Final Report – Overview and Recommended Concept

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Approve, in principle, the concept for the relocation of Mississauga Transit (MT) from Islington to Kipling Station including the reconfiguration of TTC commuter parking and passenger pick up and drop off (PPUDO) facilities at Kipling Station to facilitate the move.  Conditional on the acceptance of the technical feasibility of the Kipling terminal concept by Mississauga Transit, GO Transit and the City of Mississauga and the development of a cost sharing formula for the cost to implement the new regional terminal at Kipling Station that is acceptable to all parties;

2. Request TTC staff, in consultation with the City of Toronto, City of Mississauga and MT, to continue to develop concepts for the redevelopment of the Islington Bus Terminal lands including the reconfiguration of the TTC bus terminal, commuter parking and PPUDO facilities at Islington Station;

3. Approve the initiation of public meetings in September, 2004 to obtain public input concerning the implications of the Kipling/Islington Bus Operations Study;

4. Request staff to report back to the Commission on the results of the public meetings, finalization of a development concept for the Bloor-Islington lands and a possible cost sharing/funding strategy for the implementation of the Kipling/Islington Bus Operations Study by December, 2004;

5. Forward a copy of the Kipling/Islington Bus Operations Study – Final Report to the City of Toronto, GO Transit, City of Mississauga, and Mississauga Transit requesting comments on the technical feasibility of the concepts and the completion of any additional operational analysis by MT by September 30, 2004;

6. Continue to participate in the Six Points Interchange Study and West District Design Initiative being led by City of Toronto staff; and

7. Reiterate its interest in the Westwood Theatre property for commuter parking as outlined in this report.

Approved

Chair Moscoe Moved The Following Motions:

1. That Staff Be Requested To Review And Report Back On Options For The Possible Replacement Of All Lost Commuter Parking Spaces Including Limited Decking Where Feasible.

2. That Public Consultations Include Discussion With Ratepayer Associations Representing The Residents On Burnhamthorpe Road, And That This Be Arranged Through The Local Area Councillor.

The Motions By Chair Moscoe Carried.

25. Entrance Connection Agreement – Dundas Station (Toronto Parking Authority Carpark #34)

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Authorize staff to negotiate and execute an Entrance Connection Agreement with the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) for the connections between Dundas Station and the P2 and P4 levels of TPA Carpark #34; and

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

Approved

26. Request for Travel – Subway Operations Structure Maintenance

It is recommended that the Commission approve the travel request for Mr. Luigi Narduzzo, Supervisor – Leak Remediation, Track & Structure Department, to attend the Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation Projects Conference presented by the Geo-Institute of ASCE, in Los Angeles, California from July 26, to August 1, 2004, at an estimated cost of $3,780.00.

Approved

27. “Transit First” Investments in Toronto’s Waterfront

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Request Toronto City Council to:

i) Confirm its “transit first” approach to new development within the Central Waterfront;

ii) Require that development or zoning by-laws to implement the East Bayfront and West Don Lands precinct plans, be conditional on the provision of a financial plan and implementation schedule to construct the streetcar rights-of-way and facilities required for the “transit first” approach, to the satisfaction of the TTC and the Commissioner of Urban Development Services;

iii) Include funding in the City’s 2005-2009 Capital Budget for the City’s portion of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation’s (TWRC) cost to design and construct transit facilities for the East Bayfront and West Don Lands, (based on the understanding that the costs will be confirmed through further transit studies); and

iv) Request the TWRC to initiate immediately, in co-operation with the TTC and the City of Toronto, Environmental Assessment studies for the transit projects required to serve East Bayfront and West Don Lands, notably:

• expanded streetcar facilities and passenger platform at Union Station

• the Queens Quay East streetcar line from Union Station to Parliament/Cherry through the East Bayfront precinct, and

• extension of the 504 KING streetcar line through the West Don precinct; and

2. Request the TWRC to:

i) Commit to implementing the “transit first” policies in the Central Waterfront Secondary Plan, in consultation with the City of Toronto and the TTC;

ii) Complete the transit-related planning studies required to support the precinct planning for the East Bayfront and West Don Lands; and

iii) Include in its business plans the cost of design and construction of the streetcar rights-of-way and facilities required to serve the East Bayfront and West Don Lands precincts, on a “transit first” basis, over the next five-to-ten years, and to obtain the necessary funding commitments to implement these plans from the government partners.

Approved

28. Service Improvements for 2004 – Results of Consultation

Chair Moscoe Moved That Recommendation No. 2 Be Amended By Adding The Words “And Further That Staff Report Back At The End Of The Trial And That The Deputants Be Invited To Review The Report Prior To A Final Decision Being Made On The Future Of This Service”, So Such Recommendation Reads As Follows:

“2. Approve The Introduction Of The Following Service Change For A Trial Period, Effective September 7, 2004, Noting That Councillor Minnan-Wong Has Arranged A Community Meeting For June 7, 2004, The Results Of Which Will Be Available At The June 16, 2004 Commission Meeting:

• 122 Graydon Hall – Extension To Roywood Park;

And Further That Staff Be Requested To Report Back At The End Of The Trial And That The Deputants Be Invited To Review The Report Prior To A Final Decision Being Made On The Future Of This Service.”

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

Chair moscoe moved adoption of recommendation nos. 1 and 3 contained in the report, as listed below:

“1. Approve The Introduction Of The Following Service Changes For A Trial Period, Effective September 5, 2004, Noting That No Comments Were Received In Opposition To These Changes:

• 79 SCARLETT RD – Revised Service On St. Clair Avenue

• 320 YONGE – Extension To Entertainment District

• 61 AVENUE RD NORTH – Evening And Weekend Service To Highway 401

• 20 CLIFFSIDE – Sunday And Holiday Evening Service

• 191 HIGHWAY 27 ROCKET – Sunday And Holiday Service

• 131 NUGGET – Saturday, Sunday, And Holiday Late Evening Service

• 134 PROGRESS – Saturday Service To Centennial College

• 190 SCARBOROUGH CENTRE ROCKET – Evening, Saturday, And Sunday Service

• 123 SHORNCLIFFE – Off-Peak Service Via North Queen Street

• 53 STEELES EAST – Sunday And Holiday Service To Markham Road

• 60 STEELES WEST – Monday To Friday Midday And Saturday Daytime Service To Highway 27

3. Forward This Report To The City Of Toronto And All City Councillors, The City Of Mississauga, The Regional Municipality Of York, And Go Transit.”

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

The Commission Approved The Report, As Amended.

Commissioner Balkissoon Moved That Staff Be Directed To Extend The Cummer 42 Route East Of Kennedy Road On A Six Month Trial Basis Commencing September 2004, With A Report Back On The Results Of This Change At The Conclusion Of The Trial.

The Motion By Commissioner Balkissoon Carried.

29. GM 18-Year Bus Rebuild Work Scope Addition – Rear Bulkheads

It is recommended that the Commission approve the addition of rear bulkhead scope to the 18-year Rebuild Program on the remaining fleet of 1983 GM buses to be rebuilt in 2004 at an incremental cost of $470,000.

Approved

Staff Response to Commission Inquiries

a) April 14, 2004 Meeting (York Region Rapid Transit Plan – Downsview and Don Mills The Commission had before it a memorandum dated June 16, 2004 from R. Ducharme, Chief General Manager entitled, "Staff Response to Commission Inquiry – April 14, 2004 Meeting (York Region Rapid Transit Plan – Downsview and Don Mills).”

The Commission Received The Memorandum For Information.

Correspondence

C-1 Prime Minister Paul Martin dated May 18, 2004 advising that the legislation implementing the full GST rebate for municipalities was passed by the House of Commons on May 5, 2004 and is now before the Senate.

The Commission Received The Communication For Information.

C-2 Marilyn Toft, for City of Toronto Clerk dated May 25, 2004 advising that City Council at its meeting on May 18, 19 and 20, 2004 established a Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Political Reference Group to provide political input on emergency management policy and associated inter-governmental issues and linkages, and the membership include the Mayor, the Chair of the Community Services Committee, Deputy Mayor Pantalone, a Councillor who is a member of the Toronto Police Service Board, the Chair of the Board of Health and the Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission or his designate.

Chair Moscoe Moved That Commissioner Giambrone Be Appointed As The Commission’s Representative On The Public Safety And Emergency Preparedness Political Reference Group.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

C-3 Philip Webb, undated, forwarding his comments regarding Report No. 27 entitled, “’Transit First’ Investments in Toronto’s Waterfront.”

Chair Moscoe Moved That The Communication Be Referred To Staff For Consideration.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

(Also See Report No. 27 And Deputation G) For Minute)

New Business

a) Communication with Commissioners – Use of E-Mail

Commissioner Giambrone Moved The Following Motions:

1. That Commissioners Be Provided With The E-Mail Addresses For All Senior Management.

2. That All Memorandums Or Letters That Are Being Faxed Or Delivered To The Commissioners Through Internal Mail Be Provided By E-Mail As Well.

The Motion By Commissioner Giambrone CarrieD.

b) Escalator Repairs

Chair Moscoe Moved That Staff Be Requested To Meet With Vice-Chair Mihevc Regarding Escalator Repairs.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

c) Committee of the Whole Resolution

The Commission Approved A Resolution By Commissioner Giambrone To Meet As The Committee Of The Whole At 10:00 a.m., Or Later, On Wednesday, July 14, 2004, 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 5:10 p.m.

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