Board Meeting


Meeting Info

Date:Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Start Time:1:00 PM
Location:Committee Room #2 (2nd Floor), City Hall – 100 Queen Street West
Meeting No:1851
  • 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

Deputations

  • 2:00 p.m.

Commissioners’ Correspondence

Nil

Items Deferred From Last Meeting To Permit Debate/Public Presentations

    Presentations

  1. Award of Merit – Customers Jim Corston and Mary Bird
  2. Expansion of Bus and Streetcar Rapid Transit
  3. Budget Matters

  4. Chief General Manager's Report – Period 11 October 31 to November 27, 2004
  5. Procurement Matters

  6. Procurement Authorization Design Consultant Services - Fire Ventilation Second Exit Program Contract G85-197
  7. Procurement Authorization Replacement of Turbine Generators Glenayr, Church & Birchmount Emergency Service Buildings (ESBs) and Casa Loma Substation Contract G35-27
  8. Procurement Authorization Easier Access Phase II Key Station Accessibility Design of Main, St. Clair & Dundas West Stations Contract G85-125 Contract Amendment #13
  9. Procurement Authorization Key Station Accessibility – York Mills Station Contract Y45-1
  10. Procurement Authorization – Supply of Escalator Stainless Steel Parts
  11. Procurement Authorization - Supply of Static Inverters for H6 Subway Cars
  12. Procurement Authorization – Additional Information - Supply of Cab-Over Front Axle Tractors
  13. Procurement Authorization – Additional Information Supply of Crew Cab Pick-up Truck
  14. Procurement Authorization – Purchase Order Amendment #3 C35PW02893 – Inspection Services for New Buses in 2005
  15. Procurement Authorization – Toronto Parking Authority – Contract Change for 2004 Operating Expenses
  16. Procurement Authorization – Computer Application Software Development Services
  17. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #2 – Drive Train Engineering Services Contract C31PV02750
  18. Purchase Order - Restoration of Sidewalk/Curb/Boulevard and Road Cut Repairs – City of Toronto
  19. Purchase Order Amendment Authorization – Systems Approach Strategies Development and Delivery of Work Protection Code Training
  20. Purchase Order Amendment Authority – Technical Assistance for Information Technology Services
  21. Spadina Subway Extension Environmental Assessment Communications Plan
  22. Purchase of Alstom Signal Parts
  23. Purchase of Union Switch and Signal Parts
  24. Purchase of Various Bus Parts
  25. Sale of Decommissioned Buses
  26. Increase to Upset Limits for Wheel-Trans Sedan Taxi-Based Service Provider
  27. Summary of Authorized Expenditures for the Period October 31, 2004 to November 27, 2004
  28. Other Business

  29. Electronic Conveyance of Title of Property
  30. Greenwood Yard – Status of Surplus Property
  31. Review of Overnight Services
  32.  
  33. UITP World Congress and Mobility and City Transport Exhibition – Rome, Italy June 5 – 9, 2005
  34. Correspondence
  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, January 12, 2005 commencing at 1:15 p.m.

Present - Committee of the Whole

H. Moscoe (Chair), J. Mihevc (Vice-Chair), B. Ashton, B. Balkissoon, Mayor D. Miller, P. Li Preti, D. Shiner, A. Giambrone and S. Bussin (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), S. Blakey (Executive Director – Human Resources), B. Leck (General Counsel), A. Chocorlan (Manager - Materials & Procurement), M. Roche (Chief Financial Officer), A. Smith (Acting Chief Marketing Officer), T. Andrews (Chief Special Constable), M. Stambler (Manager – Service Planning), W. Buffett (Assistant General Secretary) and F. Stanois (Co-ordinator - Secretariat Services) were present.

Mazin Aribi, Vice-Chair and Sam Savona, TTC Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation were also present.

H. Moscoe was in the Chair.

R. McPhail, Director, Transportation Planning, City of Toronto was present for Item No. 2

T. Middlebrook, Chief Engineer, Engineering Department was present for Item No. 19.

Declaration of Interest - Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

H. Moscoe (Chair), J. Mihevc (Vice-Chair), B. Ashton, B. Balkissoon, Mayor D. Miller, P. Li Preti, D. Shiner, A. Giambrone and S. Bussin (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), S. Blakey (Executive Director – Human Resources), B. Leck (General Counsel), A. Chocorlan (Manager - Materials & Procurement), M. Roche (Chief Financial Officer), A. Smith (Acting Chief Marketing Officer), T. Andrews (Chief Special Constable), M. Stambler (Manager – Service Planning), W. Buffett (Assistant General Secretary) and F. Stanois (Co-ordinator - Secretariat Services) were present.

Mazin Aribi, Vice-Chair and Sam Savona, TTC Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation were also present.

H. Moscoe was in the Chair.

R. McPhail, Director, Transportation Planning, City of Toronto was present for Item No. 2

T. Middlebrook, Chief Engineer, Engineering Department was present for Item No. 19.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Commissioner Li Preti Moved That The Commission Approve The Minutes From Meeting No. 1850, AND THAT THE CHAIR AND GENERAL SECRETARY BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE SAME.

The Motion By Commissioner Li Preti Carried.

Business Arising Out of the Minutes

Nil

Committee of the whole resolution

Commissioner Giambrone Moved That The Commission Meet As The Committee Of The Whole At 9:30 A.M., Or Later, On Wednesday, February 9, 2005, 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 Motion By Commissioner Giambrone Carried.

Deputations

a) Report No. 2 - Expansion of Bus and Streetcar Rapid Transit

Steve Munro
(Submitted brief)

Gord Perks

The Commission Received The Deputations.

(See Item No. 2 For Minute)

b) Report No. 27 – Greenwood Yard – Status of Surplus Property

Susan Feduk

Eli Robinsky

Jim Slotek
Ken MacDonald

Susan McMurray

Councillor Paula Fletcher
City of Toronto
(Submitted communication)

The Commission Received The Deputations.

(See Report No. 27 For Minute)

c) Report No. 28 – Review of Overnight Services

Councillor Janet Davis
City of Toronto

Steve Munro

Peter Lambert

Mike Foderick
EA for Councillor Palacio
(Submitted communication from Councillor Palacio)

Adam Chaleff-Freudenthaler
Toronto Youth Cabinet

Councillor Pam McConnell
City of Toronto

The Commission Received The Deputations.

(See Report No. 28 For Minute)

d) Etobicoke Community Bus Service for Seniors

Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby
City of Toronto

The Commission Received The Deputation.

Chair Moscoe Moved That Staff Be Requested To Include An Estimated Amount Of $34,000 In The 2005 Wheel-Trans Budget As A Place Holder; And Further That Staff Report Back On The Feasibility Of Providing The Service Requested By Councillor Lindsay Luby.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

Commissioner Ashton Moved That Staff Be Requested To Report On The Current Status Of The Community Bus Program Including Future Options For Expansion Thereof And The Necessary Resources Required.

The Motion By Commissioner Ashton Carried.

Commissioners Correspondence

Nil

Presentations

1. Award of Merit Presentation

On August 20, 2004, at 6:45 p.m., customer Jim Corston and his wife Mary Bird were standing on the subway platform at Lawrence Station when they observed a fellow customer fall to the southbound tracks.  Jim and Mary both ran to the area where the woman had fallen and saw that the woman was conscious and trying to get up.  Mary went to the Emergency Alarm Station to report the incident, while Jim and another unidentified customer assisted the woman back to the platform.  A southbound train came into the station shortly after the woman was on the platform.  Emergency response personnel attended and transported the woman to hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

On behalf of the Commission, Chair Moscoe thanked Jim Corston and Mary Bird for their actions and presented an Award of Merit to both individuals.

2. Expansion of Bus and Streetcar Rapid Transit

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated January 12, 2005 from R. Ducharme, Chief General Manager entitled, “Presentation – Expansion of Bus and Streetcar Rapid Transit.”

M. Stambler, Manager, Service Planning and R. McPhail, Director, Transportation Planning, City of Toronto also gave a PowerPoint presentation entitled, “Building a Transit City” dated January 2005.

The Commission Received The Memorandum And Presentation.

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved The Following Motions:

1. That The Commission Approve, In Principle, The Proposed Plan And Timetable Embodied In The Staff Presentation Entitled, “ Building A Transit City” Dated January 2005.

2. That A Commission Sub-Committee Be Established, And That The Chair Canvass Members Of The Commission To Determine Their Interest In Sitting On The Sub-Committee; And

3. That The Following Motions Be Referred To The Sub-Committee For Consideration:

I) Each Route Be Closely Examined To Determine Feasibility Of LRT As Well As BRT.

II) Request Staff To Examine The Following Routes:

• West Waterfront Connecting Queen’s Quay West, The Exhibition And Queensway/Lakeshore.

• Front Street To Bremner Boulevard; And

• Hydro Corridors – Finch Or Steeles.

III) That A Further Report Be Submitted On The Scenarios Identified With Such Report To Examine BRT/SRT Options, Including Comparisons With Subway Construction Costs.

IV) Mayor And TTC Chair Be Requested To Facilitate A Similar Presentation To Toronto Area MP’S And MPP’S To Get Their Buy-In.

V) Forward Presentation To Council For Endorsement Through The City Planning And Transportation Committee.

VI) Request Staff To Look At The Infrastructure Requirements.

VII) That Staff Submit A Written Report On This Matter.

VIII) That TTC And City Staff Submit A Joint Report On Any Of The Rush Hour Right-Of-Ways That Are There By By-Law And That Could In Part Be Converted To Exclusive Right-Of-Ways.

IX) That Staff Be Directed To Report This Year On A Staging Plan That Assumes All Corridors Are Streetcar/LRT And Investigates The Resulting Carhouse, Overhead, Vehicle And Technology Issues.

X) That Staff Report On The Level Of Signal Priority Utilized Within The City Of Toronto Compared To That Used In Several Randomly Selected Cities With Signal Priority With Over 500,000 Residents Both In Canada And The United States.

XI) That Staff Report On The Impact Of Enhancing Signal Priority At Graduated Levels To Make It Comparable To Signal Priority In Other Cities, Including Potential Savings And Improvements In Rapid Transit.

XII) That Staff Report On Signal Priority Technology Used In Toronto Compared To That Used By Other Systems, Including Potential Savings In Capital Costs And Efficiencies Through Changes In Technology.

The Motions By Vice-Chair Mihevc Carried.

Budget Matters

3. Chief General Manager's Report Period 11 – October 31 to November 27, 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 October 31 to November 27, 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

4. Procurement Authorization Design  Consultant Services - Fire Ventilation Contract G85-197

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of contracts to the following two companies to provide Design Consultant Services for the Fire Ventilation Second Exit Program, Contract G85-197, in the total upset limit amount of $5,000,000, split as follows:

1. Hatch Mott MacDonald Ltd. (HMM) /$2,500,000 (upset limit)

2. Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited (MMM) / $2,500,000 (upset limit)

Approved

Commissioner Shiner noted his opposition to the foregoing.

5. Procurement Authorization Replacement of Turbine  Generators Glenayr, Church & Birchmount Emergency Service Buildings (ESBs) and Casa Loma Substations Contract G35-27

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the acceptance of the tender submitted by The State Group Inc. (State) in the amount of $868,100.00, including Specified Options 1, 2, and 3, for Contract G35-27, Replacement of Turbine Generators – Glenayr, Church & Birchmount Emergency Service Buildings (ESBs) and Casa Loma Substation.

Approved

6. Procurement Authorization – Easier Access Phase II Key Station Accessibility Design of Main, St. Clair & Dundas West Stations Contract G85-125 Contract Amendment #13

It is recommended that the Commission approve an increase in authorization to Bregman & Hamann Architects (B&H) on Contract G85-125 in the amount of $150,000 for Contract Amendment #13, for a total contract authorization of $1,308,847.33 for the redesign of elevators and associated Easier Access improvements at St. Clair Station.       
Approved

7. Procurement Authorization – Key Station Accessibility York Mills Station Contract Y45-1
 
It is recommended that the Commission authorize acceptance of the tender submitted by Struct-Con Construction Ltd. (Struct-Con) in the amount of $3,354,400 for Contract Y45-1, Key Station Accessibility – York Mills Station.

Approved

8. Procurement Authorization – Supply of Escalator Stainless Steel Parts

It is recommended that the Commission approve the award of an escalator stainless steel parts supply contract to Canadian Rogers Eastern Limited in the upset limit amount of $800,000.00.  The duration of the contract will be for three years from February 1, 2005 to January 31, 2008.

Approved

9. Procurement Authorization – Supply of Static Converter Units (SCU) for H-6 Subway Cars

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a contract, on a Sole Source basis to Intelligent Power Systems Ltd. (I-Power), for the supply of 128 Static Converter Units (SCUs) for the H-6 subway cars in the amount of $6,065,816.30.  In addition to this amount, the TTC will be directly responsible for paying the GST and PST in the amount of $909,872.45, as I-Power is not licensed to collect these taxes, for a total authorized amount of $6,975,688.75, noting that the TTC is entitled, to a full rebate of GST.

Approved

10. Procurement Authorization – Additional Information - Supply of Cab-Over-Front-Axle Tractors

Chair Moscoe Moved Adoption Of The Recommendation Contained In The Report, As Listed Below, Subject To Staff Deleting The Option For Foam Tires:
 
“It Is Recommended That The Commission:

1. Receive Information Below In Response To The Commission’s Request For Additional Information Regarding Procurement Authorization – Supply Of Cab-Over-Front-Axle Tractors Report No. 9 As Initially Reviewed At The Commission On December 15, 2004.

2. Approve The Attached Report No. 9 Entitled, Procurement Authorization – Supply Of Cab-Over-Front-Axle Tractors Dated December 15, 2004, Attached As Appendix “A”.”

11. Procurement Authorization – Additional Information Supply of Crew Cab Pickup Trucks

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Receive information below in response to the Commission’s request for additional information regarding Procurement Authorization – Supply of Crew Cab Pickup Trucks Report No. 8 as initially reviewed at the Commission Meeting on December 15, 2004.

2. Approve Report No. 8 entitled, Procurement Authorization – Supply of Crew Cab Pickup Trucks dated December 15, 2004, attached as Appendix “C”.

Approved

12. Procurement Authorization – Purchase Order Amendment #3 – C35PW02893 – Inspection Services for New Buses in 2005

It is recommended that the Commission authorize amendment #3 to Purchase Order C35PW02893 issued to First Transit on January 8, 2003 by the amount of $125,000 in US funds ($156,250 CDN) to accommodate the requirement for on-going inspection during the manufacture of 250 of TTC’s buses to be delivered in 2005.

Approved

13. Procurement Authorization – Toronto Parking Authority - Contract Change for 2004 Operating Expenses

It is recommended that the Commission authorize a Contract Change in the amount of $201,799.70.  This will bring the total authorized amount to $1,147,323.70 to the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) for the 2004 operation and maintenance of the Commission’s commuter parking lots. 

Approved

14. Procurement Authorization – Computer Application Software Development Services

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

15. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #2 – Drive Train Engineering Services Contract C31PV02750

It is recommended that the Commission authorize purchase order amendment #2 to Motogear Canada (Motogear) on Contract C31PV02750 in the amount of $150,000, bringing the total authorized amount to $340,000 for continued engineering assistance on revenue and non-revenue subway vehicle drive train related issues.

Approved

16. Purchase Order Restoration of Sidewalk/ Curb/Boulevard and Road Cut Repairs – City of Toronto

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the issuance of a Purchase Order to the City of Toronto (City) to provide permanent road cut repairs at various locations to an upset limit of $500,000.

Approved

17. Purchase Order Amendment Authorization – Systems Approach Strategies Development and Delivery of Work Protection Code Training

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of an amendment for an additional $160,000, to Systems Approach Strategies for a total revised upset limit amount of $453,075.78 for the development and delivery of Work Protection Code training.

Approved

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

It is recommended that the Commission authorize a total increase of $3,390,000 to the following purchase orders for the period to December 31, 2005, as assigned below:

1. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #10 to Purchase Order PC34673 to increase the upset limit by $406,800 to a revised total upset limit of $2,825,459 for Ajilon Canada;

2. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #12 to Purchase Order PC34692 to increase the upset limit by $84,750 to a revised total upset limit of $587,787 for GE Capital I.T. Solutions;

3. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #11 to Purchase Order PC34671 to increase the upset limit by $1,186,500 to a revised total upset limit of $8,155,703 for Ian Martin Information Technology Inc.;

4. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #12 to Purchase Order PC34672 to increase the upset limit by $830,550 to a revised total upset limit of $5,691,278 for IT/Net Consultants;

5. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #10 to Purchase Order PC34742 to increase the upset limit by $101,700 to a revised total upset limit of $702,400 for Dean Technical;

6. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #2 to Purchase Order PC42476 to increase the upset limit by $101,700 to a revised total upset limit of $345,666 for Inteqna;

7. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #10 to Purchase Order PC34693 to increase the upset limit by $339,000 to a revised total upset limit of $2,144,833 for Qlogitek; and

8. Purchase Order Amendment Authority #10 to Purchase Order PC34674 to increase the upset limit by $339,000 to a revised total upset limit of $2,291,695 for The Employment Solution (T.E.S.).

Approved

19. Spadina Subway Extension Environmental Assessment Study – Communications Plan

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Receive this report for information; and

2. Forward this report to the City of Toronto, the Regional Municipality of York and City of Vaughan for information.

Approved

Chair Moscoe Moved That The Environmental Assessment Include:

A) Consideration Of The Route As It Pertains To Use Of The Hydro Corridor To Enhance Local And Feeder Services Particularly To The West.

B) Possible Effects Of The Route On The Development Of The Industrial Lands East Of Keele Street.

C) Changes Resulting From A Decision By York University To Develop The South Of The Campus With Low Density Housing Rather Than The High Rise Development Outlined In The Secondary Plan.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

Commissioner Li Preti Moved That Staff Be Requested To Ensure The Environmental Study Takes Into Consideration The Proposed Stadium At York University i.e. Linkages And Accessibility To Public Transit.

The Motion By Commissioner Li Preti Carried.

Commissioner Li Preti Moved That Staff Be Requested To Ensure The Environmental Assessment Study Takes Into Consideration The Proposed Residential Land Use Between Jane Street And Keele Street In The City Of Vaughan.

The Motion By Commissioner Li Preti Carried.

20. Purchase of Alstom Signal Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a three-year inventory supply contract for the supply of various signal parts for the period from January 2005 to December 2007 to Alstom Canada Incorporated in the upset limit amount of $231,000 (CDN) including applicable taxes.

Approved

21. Purchase of Union Switch and Signal Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a three-year inventory supply contract for the supply of various signal parts for the period from January 2005 to December 2007 to Union Switch & Signal Incorporated in the upset limit amount of $278,000 (CDN) including applicable taxes.

Approved

22. Purchase of Various Bus Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of three-year inventory supply contracts for the supply of various bus parts to the following companies for the period from January 2005 to January 2008:

• Orion Bus Ind Limited for $4,200,000 including applicable taxes.

• Prevost Car Incorporated for $1,470,000 including applicable taxes.

• Baker Transit Parts for $879,600 including applicable taxes.

• Neopart for $858,300 including applicable taxes.

• NATSCO for $681,900 including applicable taxes.

• Mohawk Mfg & Supply Company for $164,000 including applicable taxes.

• Harper Diesel Limited for $127,600 including applicable taxes.

• Elreg Distributors Limited for $126,500 including applicable taxes.

• Freightliner Mid Ontario Incorporated for $109,600 including applicable taxes.

• Gillig Corporation for $82,000 including applicable taxes.

• British Auto Supply Company Limited for $17,900 including applicable taxes.

• Cadel for $3,400 including applicable taxes.

Approved

23. Sale of Decommissioned Buses

It is recommended that the Commission approve the declaration for surplus for the purpose of selling or donating 242 surplus buses throughout 2005.  These buses will be removed from service over the next 12 months, decommissioned and sold or donated in the best interest of the Commission.

Approved

Commissioner Giambrone Moved That The Report Be Referred To The Commission’s Surplus Bus Sub-Committee For Information.

The Motion By Commissioner Giambrone Carried.

Chair Moscoe Moved That Staff Be Requested To Inquire Through CUTA Or UITP If Any Of These Buses Can Be Used By Transit Properties For Relief Efforts In The Asian Countries Recently Impacted By The Tsunamis.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

24. Increase to Upset Limits for Wheel-Trans Sedan Taxi-Based Service Providers

It is recommended that the Commission approve:

1. An increase of $1,877,500 to the overall contract upset limit for sedan taxi service from $18,116,700 to $19,994,200; and

2. The allocation of these additional funds to the current sedan taxi contractors for services rendered to June 30, 2005 as follows:

• Arrow Cab Limited / $807,300

• Beck Taxi Limited / $732,200

• East End Taxi / $338,00

Approved

25. Summary of Authorized Expenditures for the Period October 31, 2004 to November 27, 2004

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report for information.  It lists expenditures ($100,000 up to $200,000) for the period October 31, 2004 to November 27, 2004, which were approved by Senior Management.

Received

Other Business

26. Electronic Conveyance of Title of Property

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the Commission’s General Counsel or Manager – Property Development to execute any and all documents which bind the Commission when electronically registering any document in the Ontario Land Registry Office related to a grant, sale, transfer and/or disposition of title to real estate properties, or any parts thereof.

Approved

27. Greenwood Yard – Status of Surplus Property

Chair Moscoe Moved That The Recommendation Contained In The Staff Report Be Struck Out And Replaced In Lieu Thereof With The Following:

“It Is Recommended That The Commission:

1. In Accordance With TTC By-Law #2, Rescind The Declaration Of Those Portions Of The Greenwood Yard Shown As Part 1 In The Report Ps-2003-036 (Property Information Sheet – City Owned Land, March 17, 2003) As Surplus To The TTC’S Needs As Outlined In The Report.

2. Continue To Maintain The Lands Shown As Part 1 - Greenwood Yards In Conjunction With The Local Community.

3A.  Authorize Staff To Negotiate And Execute The Necessary Agreement For The Maintenance Of Part 1 - Greenwood Yards With The Appropriate Community Group To The Satisfaction Of The TTC’S General Counsel, The Local Councillor And, If Necessary, The Commission.

3B. Any Verbl Or Written Agreements Covering Any: Landscaping Plan, Maintenance Plan, Lighting And Safety Plan And Any Correspondence Relating To The Previous Expansion Of The Yard; Any Materials Referring To An Environmental Assessment Are To Be Brought Forward In The Negotiations Of An Agreement Pertaining To Part 1 - Greenwood Yards.

4. Direct Staff To Arrange The Necessary Meetings To Negotiate The Agreement Of Part 1 - Greenwood Yards With The Local Community Group Through The Local Councillor’s Office.
5. Execute The Necessary Agreement On Part 1 - Greenwood Yard With The Local Community No Later Than June 30, 2005 And Put It On The Agenda Of The Toronto Transit Commission Meeting At That Time.

6. An Agreed Upon Statement Of Facts Covering The Previously Recognised TTC Obligations Regarding Part 1 – Greenwood Yards Be Developed With The Community As Part Of The Negotiations And Placed In The Greenwood Yards File At Both The Ttc And The City.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

28. Review of Overnight Services

Commissioner Giambrone Moved That Recommendation No. 1 Contained In The Report Be Struck Out And Replaced In Lieu Thereof With The Following:

“1. Approve The Implementation Of The Service Additions Identified In The Report, And That No Current Routes Be Eliminated.”

The Motion By Commissioner Giambrone Carried.

The commission approved recommendation no. 2 contained in the report, as listed below:

“2. Forward This Report, And The Attached Report, To All Members Of City Council And To York Region And Go Transit.”
 
The Commission Approved The Report, As Amended.

Chair Moscoe Moved The Following Motions:

1. That Staff Revise The Lawrence West Component Of The Blue Night Network To Provide Service To Weston Road And Lawrence Avenue Without Cutting The Links To The Yonge Street Core Line.

2. That Staff Review The Underlying Assumption Of The Blue Night Network By Way Of Interviewing Users Of The Blue Night Network And Reporting On Such Factors As: Demographics, Origin/Destination, Employment Related Needs, And Transit Dependency.

The Motions By Chair Moscoe Carried.
  
29. Post-Implementation Review – 133 Neilson Service to Morningside Heights

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Approve making the currently-on-trial 133C NEILSON route extension to Morningside Heights part of the regular TTC network during the peak periods and early evening from Monday to Friday because of its satisfactory ridership and financial performance;

2. Approve the trial operation of new periods of service on the 133C NEILSON route to Morningside Heights during the midday from Monday to Friday, and during the daytime and early evening on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, effective March 27, 2005; and

3. Forward this report to City of Toronto Councillors Cho, De Baeremaeker, and Soknacki, and to City of Toronto Works and Emergency Services.

Approved

30. UITP World Congress and Mobility and City Transport Exhibition – Rome, Italy – June 5-9, 2005

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report for information with a request that the Commission provide direction to staff on which Commissioners, in addition to the Chair and Vice-Chair, will be attending the 2005 UITP World Congress scheduled for June 5-9, 2005 in Rome, Italy.

Received

Chair Moscoe Moved The Following Motions:

1. That The Commission Approve The Travel Request Of Commissioner Ashton, Commissioner Balkissoon, Commissioner Bussin, Commissioner Shiner And Commissioner Giambrone To Attend The UITP World Congress In Rome, Italy, June 5-9, 2005 And That The Necessary Funds Be Taken Out Of The TTC Training Budget.

2. That The Commission Amend Its 2005 Meeting Schedule By Deleting The June 8, 2005 Date And Replacing In Lieu Thereof June 22, 2005.

The Motions By Chair Moscoe Carried.

Staff Response to Commission Inquiries

Nil

Correspondence

C-1 Philip Webb, Centre for Urban & Community Studies, University of Toronto dated January 11, 2005 regarding Report No. 28 entitled, “Review of Overnight Services.”

The Commission Received The Communication.

(See Report No. 28 For Minute)

C-2 Councillors Chow, Davis, Fletcher, Bussin, McConnell, Pantalone and Rae, City of Toronto dated January 11, 2005 regarding Report No. 28 entitled, “Review of Overnight Services.”

The Commission Received The Communication.

(See Report No. 28 For Minute)

C-3 Councillor Rae, City of Toronto dated January 10, 2005 regarding Report No. 28 entitled, “Review of Overnight Services.”

The Commission Received The Communication.

(See Report No. 28 For Minute)

C-4 Councillor Ootes, City of Toronto dated January 12, 2005 regarding Report No. 28 entitled, “Review of Overnight Services.”

The Commission Received The Communication.

(See Report No. 28 For Minute)

New Business

a) Suggestions Re: Spadina Station

The Commission Referred The E-Mail Submitted By Chair Moscoe To Staff For Report.

The meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.

Supplementary Agenda

Nil

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