Board Meeting


Meeting Info

Date:Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Start Time:1:00 P.M.
Location:Committee Room #2 (2nd Floor), City Hall – 100 Queen Street West
Meeting No:1842
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes

Declaration Of Interest - Municipal Conflict Of Interest Act

Nil

Minutes Of The Previous Meetings

Business Arising Out Of Minutes

  • Motion – Chair Moscoe re: 2004 Operating Budget

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. Award of Merit – Leslie Kagawa and Robert Byrnes
  2. Budget Matters

  3. Chief General Manager's Report - Period 3 – February 29 to April 3, 2004
  4. Procurement Matters

  5. Procurement Authorization – Life Cycle Replacement of MMS Purchasing Module (Presentation Available)
  6. Procurement Authorization – High Park Station Structural Paving Rehabilitation Contract W1-5
  7. Procurement Authorization – The Direct Supply of Tires for Non-Revenue Vehicles
  8. Procurement Authorization – Supply of Precast Concrete Track Beams
  9. Procurement Authorization – Replacement of TTC Traction Power Equipment in Toronto Hydro Owned Substations
  10. Procurement Authorization - Environmental Legal Services
  11. Procurement Authorization – Purchase Order Amendment for Supply of Stationery and Office Supplies
  12. Purchase Order Amendment Authority – Technical Assistance for Information Technology Services
  13. Procurement Authorization – Transit Control Centre Project Supply & Installation of Additional Mimic Display Screens
  14. Purchase of Track Switch Parts
  15. Purchase of Otaco Seat Parts
  16. Purchase of Westinghouse Brake Parts
  17. Purchase of ZF Parts
  18. Purchase of Autojobber Parts
  19. Purchase of Streetcar Windshields
  20. Purchase of 1000 MCM Cable
  21. Contract Extension – Electrical Power Purchase Agreement
  22. Authorization of Amendment to Contract for Repair/Rebuild of Critical Subway Drainage and Sewage Ejector Pumps
  23. Union Subway Station Second Platform Project – Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation – Federal Funding – Status Update
  24. Summary of Authorized Expenditures for the Period March 1, 2004 to April 3, 2004
  25. Other Business

  26. Consolidated Financial Statements of Toronto Transit Commission for Year Ended December 31, 2003
  27. 2003 Management Letter – Management Responses
  28. Sales Tax Issues
  29. 1998 & 2001 APTA Rail Safety Audits – Updates
  30. Eglinton West Commuter Parking Lot – Pricing Change
  31. Warden and Victoria Park Stations – Redevelopment Strategy Status Report
  32. Dundas Square Stair Agreement (Dundas Station)
  33. Post-Implementation Review – Sheppard Subway Route Changes
  34. Staff Response to Commission Inquiries
    • Fire Safety and Second Exits at Subway Stations
    • Final Contract Extension for the Provision of Wheel-Trans Sedan Meter Based Taxi Service
  35. Correspondence – See Attached
  36. 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, May 12, 2004 commencing at 1:10 p.m.

Present - Committee of the Whole

H. Moscoe (Chair), J. Mihevc (Vice-Chair), A. Giambrone, S. Bussin and B. Balkissoon (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), 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), M. Stambler (Manager – Service Planning), W. Buffett (Assistant General Secretary) and F. Stanois (Co-ordinator - Secretariat Services) were present.

R. Roberts, Chair, TTC Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation and M. Aribi, Vice-Chair, TTC Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation were also present.

H. Moscoe was in the Chair.

Declaration of Interest - Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Chair Moscoe declared an interest with respect to Item #10 entitled, “Purchase Order Amendment Authority – Technical Assistance for Information Technology Services”, as his brother owns one of the companies listed in the report.  Chair Moscoe took no part in the discussions or decisions made by the Commission concerning this matter.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved That The Commission Approve The Minutes From Meeting No. 1841, And That The Chair And General Secretary Be Authorized To Sign The Same.

Business Arising Out of the Minutes

a) Motion – Chair Moscoe re: 2004 Operating Budget

The Commission had before it the following motion tabled by Chair Moscoe at the last meeting:

“Adjust Ridership Projection From 410 Million Rides In 2004 To 410.3 Million Rides, Assign The Additional $500,000 To The Ridership Growth Strategy.  Implement 1st Ridership Growth Strategy Service Improvement No Later Than January 1, 2005.”

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried On A Unanimous Vote.

Committee of the whole resolution

Nil

Deputations

a) Subway Art Project

Daniel Sherrett
Executive Producer
SubwayART
(Submitted communication and presentation)

Calder Spence
Co-Executive Producer & Architectural Consultant
SubwayART

The commission recieved the deputations.

Chair Moscoe moveed the following motions

1. That The Commission Endorse The Concept Of The Subway Art Project On A Pilot Basis;

2. That Staff Be Directed To Meet With The Proponents And Staff From The City Cultural Affairs Department To Develop Terms Of Reference For The Project;

3. That The Terms Of Reference Be Brought Forward To The Commission And The Beautiful City Roundtable For Consideration In Two Months Time; And

4. That Staff Work Cooperatively With The Proponent To Make The Project Work.

The Motions By Chair Moscoe Carried.

Commissioner Balkissoon Moved That Staff Explore The Feasibility Of Creating An Artwork Foundation That Would Be Responsible For Taking Care Of The Artwork.

The Motion By Commissioner Balkissoon Carried.

b) Request for Temporary Service

Extension - 92A Woodbine South Service

Robert Thompson
Director
Shakespeare Works
(Submitted communications)

Philip Knox
Volunteer/Member
Woodbine Park Residents Association

The Commission Received The Deputations.
Commissioner Bussin Moved That Staff Be Directed To Implement The Service Requested By Shakespeare Works On A Pilot Basis, And That A Report Be Brought Forward In The Fall On The Success Of This Service Extension.

The Motion By Commissioner Bussin Carried.

Chair Moscoe Moved That Staff Be Requested To Explore With Shakespeare Works The Feasibility Of Building The Cost Of Two TTC Tickets Into The Cost Of A Theatre Ticket; And That This Be Considered For Possible Implementation Next Year.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

c) Report No. 28 - Warden & Victoria Park  Stations Redevelopment Strategy Status Report

Councillor Janet Davis
City of Toronto
(Submitted communication)

The Commission Received The Deputation.

(See Report No. 28 For Minute)

d) Motion Re: 2004 Operating Budget

Gord Perks

The Commission Received The Deputation.

(See Business Arising Out Of Minutes For Minute)

Commissioners Correspondence

Nil

Presentations

1. Award of Merit – Leslie Kagawa and Robert Byrnes

Chair Moscoe advised that on March 31, 2004, at 6:35 p.m., customer Leslie Kagawa was standing on the southbound platform at Queen Station, when she observed a fellow customer sitting on the platform edge with her legs hanging over as a train was approaching.  Leslie immediately went to the woman and her that she should move away from the platform edge.  The woman indicated that she intended to jump to the tracks.  Customer Robert Byrnes observed what was happening.  He and Leslie co-ordinated their efforts and pulled the woman away from the platform edge.  The woman resisted their efforts but was pulled to safety.  Transit Special Constables later attended and escorted the woman to hospital.

On behalf of the Commission, Chair Moscoe thanked Leslie Kawaga and Robert Byrnes for their courageous action and presented them with an Award of Merit.

Budget Matters

2. Chief General Manager's Report Period 3 – February 29 to April 3, 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 February 29 to April 3, 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 – Life Cycle Replacement of MMS Purchasing Module

It is recommended that the Commission authorize:

a) The award of a contract to IFS North America Inc. (IFS) in the upset limit of $2,079,429.52 (including taxes) for the supply of a new purchasing system including approximately five years of maintenance; and,

b) An increase to the estimated final cost of Project #6057, Purchasing Module Replacement of $1,000,000 to $3,300,000.

Approved

4. Procurement Authorization – High Park Station Structural Paving Rehabilitation Contract W1-5

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the acceptance of the tender submitted by Anscon Contracting Inc. in the amount of $692,375.00 for Contract W1-5  High Park Station – Structural Paving Rehabilitation.

Approved

5. Procurement Authorization – The Direct Supply of Tires for Non-Revenue Vehicles

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of a purchase order to Mississauga Tire Centre Inc. in the total upset limit amount of $350,000.00 for the direct supply of tires for non-revenue vehicles for the period July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2007.                
Approved

6. Procurement Authorization – Supply of Precast Concrete Track Beams

It is recommended that the Commission authorize a contract to Pre-Con Inc., in the total estimated amount of $208,610.00, for the supply of 20 precast concrete track beams for the Prince Edward Viaduct, for the years 2004 and 2005.

Approved

7. Procurement Authorization – Replacement of TTC Traction Power Equipment in Toronto Hydro Owned Substations

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of a purchase order in the total upset limit of $1,893,000 to Toronto Hydro Electric Systems (THES) on the basis of a single source for the replacement of TTC traction power equipment in the THES owned traction power substations.

Approved

8. Procurement Authorization Environmental Legal Services

It is recommended that the Commission authorize:

1. Contract Amendment No. 9 to Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers (“Willms”) in the amount of $200,000.00 bringing the total authorize contract amount to $520,894.02; and

2. An extension to the contract to April 30, 2005.

Approved

9. Procurement Authorization – Purchase Order Amendment for the Supply of Stationery and Office Supplies
 
It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of a Purchase Order Amendment in the upset limit amount of $250,000 to Grand and Toy, increasing the total contract value to $4,450,000 for the supply of stationery and office supplies until July 31, 2004.

Approved

10. Purchase Order Amendment Authority –  Technical Assistance for Information Technology Services

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the following amendments to reflect TTC capital work approved by City Council on April 21, 2004:

1. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #10 to Purchase Order PC34673 to increase the upset limit by $833,559 to a revised total upset limit of $2,418,659 for Ajilon Canada;

2. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #12 to Purchase Order PC34692 to increase the upset limit by $70,737 to a revised total upset limit of $503,037 for GE Capital I.T. Solutions;

3. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #11 to Purchase Order PC34671 to increase the upset limit by $1,637,503 to a revised total upset limit of $6,969,203 for Ian Martin Information Technology Inc.;

4. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #12 to Purchase Order PC34672 to increase the upset limit by $1,546,428 to a revised total upset limit of $4,860,728 for IT/Net Consultants;

5. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #9 to Purchase Order PC34742 to increase the upset limit by $258,400 to a revised total upset limit of $690,700 for Dean Technical (formerly Pinstripe Consulting);

6. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #9 to Purchase Order PC34744 to increase the upset limit by $176,845 to a revised total upset limit of $609,145 for Project Management Recruiting;

7. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #9 to Purchase Order PC34693 to increase the upset limit by $364,833 to a revised total upset limit of $1,805,833 for Qlogitek; and

8. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #9 to Purchase Order PC34674 to increase the upset limit by $511,695 to a revised total upset limit of $1,952,695 for The Employment Solution (T.E.S).

Approved

11. Procurement Authorization – Transit Control Centre  Project Supply & Installation of Additional Mimic Display Screens

It is recommended that the Commission authorize acceptance of the proposal submitted by AVW – TELAV Inc., in the amount of $286,426.01 for the Supply and Installation of Additional Mimic Display Screens for the Transit Control Centre Project.

Approved

12. Purchase of Track Switch Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a three-year inventory supply contract for the supply of track switch parts for the period May 2004 to May 2007 to Irwin Transportation Products for an upset limit of $1,250,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

13. Purchase of Otaco Seat Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a three-year inventory supply contract for the supply of Otaco seat parts for the period May 2004 to May 2007 to Otaco Seating for an upset limit of $550,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

14. Purchase of Westinghouse Brake Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a two-year inventory supply contract for the supply of Westinghouse brake parts for the period May 2004 to May 2006 to Knorr Brake Limited for an upset limit of $3,600,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

15. Purchase of ZF Parts

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

- Orion Bus Industries for $2,045,000 including applicable taxes.

- Tarten Equipment Limited for $306,000 including applicable taxes.
 
- Neopart for $134,000 including applicable taxes.

- Prevost Car Incorporated (Prevost Parts) for $1,300 including applicable taxes.

Approved

16. Purchase of Autojobber Parts

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

- M.C.I. Service Parts Company for $1,125,000 including applicable taxes.
  
- Orion Bus Industries Limited for $815,000 including applicable taxes.

- British Auto Supply for $680,000 including applicable taxes.

- Allmake Select Auto Parts Incorporated for $225,000 including applicable taxes.

- Cadel for $195,000 including applicable taxes.

- Davies Auto Electric Limited for $165,000 including applicable taxes.

- Mohawk Mfg and Supply for $140,000 including applicable taxes.

- NATSCO for $120,000 including applicable taxes.

- Reliable Bearing Company Limited for $115,000 including applicable taxes.

- Vaughan Automotive Supplies for $110,000 including applicable taxes.

- Elreg Distributors Limited for $100,000 including applicable taxes.

- General Auto Parts for $65,000 including applicable taxes.

- S.K. Precision Hydraulics for $50,000 including applicable taxes.

- Wes-Garde Components Group Incorporated for $20,000 including applicable taxes.

- Electro-Sonic Incorporated for $3,500 including applicable taxes.

Approved

17. Purchase of Streetcar Windshields

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a three-year inventory supply contract for the supply of streetcar windshields for the period May 2004 to May 2007 to Bent Glass Design Incorporated for an upset limit of $1,400,000 CAD including applicable taxes.

Approved

18. Purchase of 1000 MCM Cable

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award, for inventory, of a contract to Robertson Electric Wholesale Limited for the supply of 1000 MCM Cable in the amount of $309,426.48 including applicable taxes.

Approved

19. Contract Extension – Electrical Power Purchase Agreement

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

Received

20. Authorization of Amendment to Contract for  Repair/Rebuild of Critical Subway Drainage and Sewage Ejector Pumps 

It is recommended that the Commission approve issuance of an amendment for an additional $150,000 to increase the contract with ITT Flygt to $430,000 for the maintenance, repair and replacement of drainage pumps in the subway system.

Approved

21. Union Subway Station Second Platform Project Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation Project Status Update

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Receive this report for information as an update to the March 24, 2004 and February 25, 2004 Commission Reports regarding funding of the Union Subway Station Second Platform Project noting that only work associated with responding to Provincial and Federal agencies will continue;

2. Forward this report to the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation for its information.

Approved

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved The Following Motions:

1. That The Commission Request The City Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer To Comment On The Contents Of This Report And All Other Waterfront Projects; And

2. That This Report Be Forwarded To The Prime Minister And Opposition Parties For Information.

The Motions By Vice-Chair Mihevc Carried.

22. Summary of Authorized Expenditures for the Period March 1, 2004 to April 3, 2004

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report for information.  It lists expenditures ($100,000 up to $200,000) for the period March 1, 2004 to April 3, 2004, which were approved by Senior Management.

Received

Other Business

23. Consolidated Financial Statements of Toronto  Transit Commission for Year Ended December 31, 2003

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Receive and approve the attached consolidated financial statements of the Toronto Transit Commission for the year ended December 31, 2003; and

2. Forward a copy of the approved consolidated financial statements to the Audit Committee of the City of Toronto, for information.

Approved

24. 2003 Management Letter – Management Responses

It is recommended that the Commission receive for information the attached 2003 management letter from the auditors, with management responses.

Received

25. Status Update – Sales Tax Issues

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

Received

Chair Moscoe Moved The Following Motions:

1. That Mayor Miller Be Requested To Write To The Premier Requesting A Meeting To Discuss The Issue Surrounding The Denial By The Ministry Of Finance To Refund The Commission’s Claim Of $1.8 Million For Retail Sales Tax Paid On The Purchase Of Wheel-Trans Buses;

2. That Staff Be Requested To Report On The Additional Wheel-Trans Service That Can Be Provided With The Funds Currently Spent On The Retail Sales Tax For Wheel-Trans Buses; And

3. That The Chair, In Discussions With Staff, Prepare A Strategy To Deal With This Matter, With A Report Back To A Future Committee Of The Whole Meeting.

The Motions By Chair Moscoe Carried.

26. 1998 & 2001 APTA Rail Safety Audits – Updates

It is recommended that the Commission:

i) Receive for information, the sixth update of the TTC management Actions for the 1998 APTA Rail Safety Audit and the fourth update of the TTC management Actions for the 2001 APTA Rail Safety Audit; and

ii) Forward this update to the Minister of Transportation, Province of Ontario and the Clerk of the City of Toronto for information.

Approved

27. Eglinton West Commuter Parking Lot – Pricing Change

It is recommended that the Commission approve an adjustment to the price at the Eglinton West commuter lot (east lot only) from its current daily rate of $5.00, Monday to Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and $2.00, evening rate Monday to Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. to include a $1.50 per hour rate from Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., effective Monday May 31, 2004.

Approved

Chair Moscoe Moved That Staff Be Directed To Monitor Usage At Both The East And West Lots And Report Back To The Commission In Six Months.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

28. Warden and Victoria Park Stations – Redevelopment Strategy Status Report

After Hearing The Deputation, The Commission Approved Recommendation Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 And 9 Contained In The Report, As Listed Below:

WARDEN STATION

1. Endorse, As The TTC’S Preliminary Input To The Warden Station Corridor Planning Study, The Concept Of Re-Locating The Necessary Warden North And Warden South Commuter Parking Spaces To The Hydro Corridor East Of The Subway Right-Of-Way (Noting That The Number Of Available Spaces Will Be Reduced), And Including The Construction Of A New Automatic Entrance On The East Side Of The Subway Station;

2. Endorse The Acquisition, By The City Of Toronto, Of The Former Rail Spur Currently Owned By The Goldman Group, From The South Side Of St. Clair Avenue To The North Limits Of 689 Warden Avenue (Representing Approximately 2.6 acres of land) To Provide Flexibility For The Re-Configuration Of TTC Facilities At Warden Station;

3. Endorse, As The TTC’S Preliminary Input To The Warden Station Corridor Planning Study, The Concept Of Re-Locating The Warden Bus Terminal To The Warden South Commuter Parking Lot And Re-Constructing The Terminal Into An Island Platform That Would Be Fully Accessible To Persons With Disabilities;

4. Continue To Investigate And Define Concepts For The Location And Configuration Of A Passenger Pick Up And Drop Off Facility For Warden Station;

Warden And Victoria Park Bus Terminals

5. Continue To Investigate The Concepts, Preliminary Construction Staging Options And Cost Estimates For The Reconfiguration Of The Warden Bus Terminal Into An Accessible Island Configuration And The Victoria Park Bus Terminal Into An Island Or Perimeter Accessible Configuration As Input To Ongoing Planning Studies;

Victoria Park Station Commuter Parking

6. Await The Results Of The Victoria Park Corridor Planning Study Prior To Examining The Options For Expansion Of The Existing Victoria Park Commuter Parking Lot As Part Of The Commuter Parking Expansion Study;

7. Take No Further Action With Respect To The Construction Of A New Commuter Parking Lot On The West Side Of Victoria Park Avenue For Either Redevelopment Purposes Or Expansion; And

Funding And Business Case

9. Implement The Warden And Victoria Park Concepts Outlined Above Conditional On The Proceeds From The Sale Of Surplus Land Being Utilized To Implement The Concept (Or For Other TTC Purposes) Such That The Implementation Has No Impact On The Funding Of The Ttc’s Base Capital Budget.  A Business Case Outlining A Funding Strategy Will Be Submitted To The Commission For Approval As Part Of The TTC’S Capital Budgeting Process.

Chair Moscoe Moved That Recommendation No. 8 Be Amended By Adding At The End Of The First Sentence The Words “Including Safety And Accessibility From The West Side Of Victoria Park Across The Pedestrian Walkway”, So Such Recommendation Reads As Follows:

“Corridor Planning Studies

8. Continue To Participate In The Warden/Victoria Park Corridor Planning Studies And Undertake The Necessary Conceptual Design Efforts To Respond To The Study Including Addressing Community Issues With Respect To The Conceptual Commuter Parking/Bus Terminal Layouts, Including Safety And Accessibility From The West Side Of Victoria Park Across The Pedestrian Walkway.  Sufficient Funding Has Been Included In The 2004 TTC Operating Budget For These Activities;”

29. Dundas Square Stair – Dundas Station

It is recommended that the Commission approve:

1. The permanent closure of the existing subway station stair located at the south-east corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets.  The existing stairs are to be replaced by the City of Toronto, at no cost to the Commission, with a reconstructed stair on the Dundas Square lands (see Appendix “A”);

2. That the Commission assume ownership of the reconstructed Dundas Square stair including its operation and maintenance; and

3. Negotiation and execution of an agreement with the City of Toronto for the construction, future use and operation, security, maintenance, repair, replacement and liability of the Dundas Square stair.

Approved

30. Post-Implementation Review - Sheppard Subway Bus Route Changes

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Approve the Sheppard Subway-related changes to the 85 SHEPPARD EAST, 190 SCARBOROUGH CENTRE ROCKET, 11 BAYVIEW, 51 LESLIE, 25 DON MILLS, 139 FINCH EAST, 10 VAN HORNE, 169 HUNTINGWOOD, 24A VICTORIA PARK and 167 PHARMACY NORTH routes, as described in this report;

2. Approve the elimination of off-peak service on the 224 VICTORIA PARK NORTH route, and the reinstatement of the former 24D VICTORIA PARK route, as described in this report;

3. Approve the elimination of service on the 268 WARDEN NORTH route, and the re-instatement of the former 68B WARDEN service, as described in this report; and

4. Note that:

• Ridership continues to increase on Sheppard Subway trains, and was approximately 15 per cent higher in early 2004, compared to early 2003.

• More transit trips are now being made along the Sheppard Subway corridor.  Ridership has increased by more than 50 per cent since the subway opened.

5. Forward this report to all City Councillors, to the City of Toronto, to York Region Transit, and to GO Transit.

Approved

Chair Moscoe Moved That Staff Be Requested To Meet With Commissioner Balkissoon To Discuss Available Options That Would Provide Express Service To Northeast Scarborough Along Finch And Sheppard Avenues.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

31. Staff Response to Commission Inquiries
 
a) Fire Safety and Second Exits at Subway Stations

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated May 12, 2004 from R. Ducharme, Chief General Manager entitled, "Staff Response to Commission Inquiry Re: Fire Safety and Second Exits at Subway Stations.”

The Commission Received The Memorandum For Information.

Chair Moscoe Moved That The Program To Build Second Exits At Subway Stations Be Accelerated From Seven To Five Years In Accordance With The Steps Outlined In The Memorandum.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

b) Final Contract Extension for the Provision of Wheel-Trans Sedan Meter Based Taxi Service

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated May 12, 2004 from R. Ducharme, Chief General Manager entitled, "Staff Response to Commission Inquiry – Final Contract Extension for the Provision of Wheel-Trans Sedan Meter Based Taxi Service.”

The Commission Received The Memorandum For Information.

Chair Moscoe Moved That Any Violations Of The Provisions Noted In The Memorandum Be Brought To The Attention Of The Commission By Way Of A Quarterly Report; And That This Information Be Submitted In Camera If It Is Necessary Under Freedom Of Information Legislation.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried. 

Staff Response to Commission Inquiries

Nil

Correspondence

C-1 Vincent Rodo, General Secretary, dated April 19, 2004, advising that the TTC Audit Committee, at its meeting on April 14, 2004, approved a motion recommending that the Commission formally request the Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, and other appropriate City staff, to attend a public meeting of the Commission to address concerns and explain the current billing process for hydro costs as identified by the TTC’s External Auditor.

Chair Moscoe Moved That The Commission Formally Request The Chief Financial Officer And Treasurer, And Other Appropriate City Staff, To Attend A Public Meeting Of The Commission To Address Concerns And Explain The Current Billing Process For Hydro Costs As Identified By The TTC’S External Auditor.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

C-2 Nicholas Brooks, dated March 22, 2004 expressing thanks on behalf of the Oakvale Residents Association for the excellent work undertaken by Greenwood Yard staff in cleaning up the area adjacent Greenwood Yard.

The Commission Received The Communication For Information.

C-3 Philip Webb, dated May 10, 2004 conveying his comments concerning Item No. 31a) on the agenda entitled, “Staff Response to Commission Inquiry Re: Fire Safety and Second Exits at Subway Stations.”

The Commission Received The Communication For Information.

(Also See Minute For Item No. 31A)

New Business

a) Posting of Election Signs on TTC Vehicles and Property

The Commission had before it carry-in report entitled, “Posting of Election Signs on TTC Vehicles and Property.”

THE COMMISSION APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATION CONTAINED IN THE REPORT, AS LISTED BELOW:

“It Is Recommended That The Commission Approve The Following Guidelines For The Posting Of Election Signs On TTC Vehicles And Property Noting That These Guidelines Are Based On The Current City Of Toronto Municipal Code And By-Laws And Federal And Provincial Election Acts That Are Referenced In The City By-Laws:

1. For Municipal Elections, The Posting Of Election Signage Will Not Be Allowed Until 25 Days Prior To Voting Day, And Must Be Removed Within 72 Hours After The Completion Of Voting On Voting Day;

2. For Federal And Provincial Elections, The Posting Of Election Signage Will Be Allowed At Any Time Before The Issue Of An Election Writ And After The Issue Of The Writ, But Must Be Removed Within 72 Hours After The Completon Of Voting On Voting Day;

3. All Election Advertising Will Be Subject To The Canadian Code Of Advertising Standards, Both Before And During An Election Period;

4. All Election Advertising Will Be Forwarded To The TTC Prior To Posting, And Any Advertising That May Contravene The Above Guidelines Will Be Forwarded To The Advertising Review Committee For Review; And

5. All Applicants For Advertising To Be Advised To Satisfy Themselves That Any Proposed Advertising Does Not Violate Or Contravene Any Applicable Laws.”

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved That The Report Be Forwarded To The City Election Services Department, City Municipal Licensing And Standards Department, Elections Ontario And Elections Canada For Information And Appropriate Attention.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Mihevc Carried.

b) Hillcrest Employee Parking on Hydro Lands

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated March 17, 2004 from R. Ducharme, Chief General Manager to Vice-Chair Mihevc entitled, “Hillcrest Employee Parking on Hydro Lands.”

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved That The Commission Proceed With Option 1, As Listed Below, And That The Chief General Manager Be Requested To Find The $75,000 Shortfall From Underexpenditures In The Budget:

Option 1

• 132-Space Gravel Lot, Moderate Lighting.

• Space In The Lot Would Not Be Reserved And Would Be On A First Come First Served Basis With A Pay And Display Machine For Payment Of The Daily Fee.

• Capital Cost Of $440,000.

• Assumes A $5.00 Daily Rate.

• $75,000 Up-Front Contribution From A Third Party Makes The Lot Break-Even In Seven Years.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Mihevc Carried.

c) Committee of the Whole Resolution

The Commission Approved A Resolution By Vice-Chair Mihevc To Meet As The Committee Of The Whole At 10:00 A.M., Or Later, On Wednesday, June 16, 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 3:00 p.m.

Supplementary Agenda

Nil

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