Board Meeting


Meeting Info

Date:Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Start Time:1:00 PM
Location:Committee Room #1 (2nd Floor), City Hall – 100 Queen Street West
Meeting No:1877
  • 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 Presentation – Silver Award of Excellence from the National Quality Institute of Canada
  2. Presentation to Retiring Members of the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation
  3. Budget Matters

  4. Chief General Manager’s Report - Period 9 & 10 (August 27 to October 28)
  5. Procurement Matters

  6. Procurement Authorization Provision of Recruitment Services for Temporary, Engineering, Technical and other Professional Staff
  7. Authorization Amendment  – Contract Amendment No. 7 – Design Services Kipling and Islington Station - Contract G85-208A
  8. Procurement Authorization Installation of Gas Detection Systems Duncan Shop, Greenwood Carhouse and Queensway Garage Contract G60-146
  9. Procurement Authorization McBrien Building Masonry Rehabilitation and Window Replacement Contract S5-42 
  10. Procurement Authorization for the Supply of Uniform Golf Shirts for Three Years
  11. Procurement Authorization – Supply and Installation of Milling Machine
  12. Procurement Authorization – Keele and Sherbourne Stations – High Entrance Turnstiles
  13. Procurement Authorization – Purchase of Replacement Trainstop Layouts for the Bloor-Danforth and University Subway Lines
  14. Procurement Authorization – Supply of Electric Flash Butt Welding for Surface and Subway Track
  15. Procurement Authorization Contract No. G85-214 Surveying, Mapping and Property Services Triennial Contract
  16. Purchase Order Amendment – Supply of GPS Units for the Surface Vehicle Automated Stop Announcement System
  17. Purchase Order Amendment – Supply of Controllers for the Surface Vehicle Automated Stop Announcement System
  18. Purchase of Haldex Parts 
  19. Purchase of Orion VII Bus Preventative Maintenance Kits
  20. Purchase of Air Compressors 
  21. Purchase of Streetcar Wheel Pads 
  22. Purchase Order Amendment - Human Rights and Human Resources Legal Services
  23. Spadina Subway Extension – Cost Avoidance Funding Scenario
  24. Notice of Award - Wilson Station Commuter Parking Expansion - Approval of Pricing Strategy
  25. Notice of Award - Purchase of Wheel-Trans Bus Tires
  26. Notice of Award - Procurement Authorization - Supply of Maintenance Work Clothing 
  27. Notice of Award - Procurement Authorization - Enterprise Storage Upgrade 
  28. Summary of Authorized Expenditures Between $100,000 to $200,000 for the Period September 1, 2006 to October 31, 2006 
  29. Other Business

  30. 2007 Commission Meeting Schedule
  31. Appointments – TTC Committees
  32. Proxy to Vote Toronto Transit Commission Shares in Toronto Coach Terminal Inc.
  33. Proxy to Vote Toronto Transit Commission Shares in Toronto Transit Consultants Limited
  34. Kipling/Islington Redevelopment Strategy – Status of Cost Sharing Discussions (Presentation) 
  35. Revised Weekend Subway Service, February 18 to March 31, 2007
  36. 1998, 2001 & 2004 APTA Rail Safety Audits - Updates 
  37. Appointment of Members to the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation
  38. Victoria Park Bus Terminal Replacement - Approval of Conceptual Design (Presentation Available)
  39. Staff Response to Commission Inquiry
    • Water Distribution Systems Rehabilitation – Report of Findings
    • Response to Chair Moscoe’s Motion Re: Indemnification of Commissioners Action of Judgment Policy
    1. Capital Funding Update – Agreements
  40. Correspondence – See Attached
  41. New Business

A meeting of the Toronto Transit Commission was held in Committee Room 1, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 commencing at 1:15 p.m.

Present - Committee of the Whole

A. Giambrone (Chair), J. Mihevc  (Vice-Chair), B. Saundercook, S. Hall, G. De Baeremaeker, M. Thompson, P. Milczyn and A. Perruzza (Commissioners), G. Webster (Interim Chief General Manager), V. Rodo (General Manager – Executive  & General Secretary), R. Cornacchia (Acting General Manager – Operations), J. Sepulis (General Manager – Engineering & Construction), B. Leck (General Counsel), A. Chocorlan (Manager - Materials & Procurement), M. Roche (Chief Financial Officer), L. Fice (Superintendent – System Security), S. Blakey (Executive Director - Human Resources), A. Smith (Acting Chief Marketing Officer), M. Stambler (Manager – Service Planning), W. Buffett (Assistant General Secretary) and F. Stanois (Co-ordinator - Secretariat Services) were present.

A. Giambrone was in the Chair.

Item #31 - C. Wheeler, Deputy Chief Project Manager – Third Party, Planning & Property, Spadina Subway Extension Department gave a PowerPoint presentation with respect to this matter.

Item #35 - S. Reed Tanaka, Manager – Engineering gave a PowerPoint presentation with respect to this matter.

Declaration of Interest - Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Nil

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Vice-Chair Mihevc moved that the Commission approve the minutes from meeting nos. 1875 and 1876 and that the Chair and General Secretary be authorized to sign the same.

The motion by Vice-Chair Mihevc carried.

Business Arising Out of the Minutes

Nil

Committee of the whole resolution

Vice-Chair Mihevc moved that the Commission meet as the committee of the whole on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., or later, 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 Vice-Chair Mihevc carried.

Deputations

a) Report No. 35 – Victoria Park Bus Terminal Replacement – Approval of Conceptual Design

Councillor Janet Davis
City of Toronto

Narin Gupta

Alfred Terpstra

Nilina Banerjee

Councillor Adrian Heaps
City of Toronto

Nurjahan Fayzel

Sharif Ahmed

The Commission received the deputations.

(see report no. 35 for minute)

b) Sunday Morning Subway Operation

Garnett Martin
Member, Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation
(Submitted brief)

The Commission received the deputation.

Chair Giambrone moved that staff be requested to report back on the ridership counts being conducted on the Blue Night network, with specific reference to the Bloor/Danforth and Yonge routes as it relates to accessibility and loading standards.

The motion by Chair Giambrone carried.

c) Suggestions to Speed up TTC Traffic

Timothy Wright
(Submitted communication)

The Commission received the deputation.

d) Report No. 31 – Kipling/Islington Redevelopment - Status of Cost Sharing Discussions

David Fisher

The Commission received the deputation.

(see report no. 31 for minute)

Commissioners Correspondence

CC-1 Commissioner Milczyn submitted a communication dated December 12, 2006 proposing the establishment of a new TTC Committee called the “Property Re-use & Revitalization Committee.”

The Commission Approved the establishment of the property re-use & revitalization committee.

(Also see report no. 28 for minute)

CC-2 Chair Giambrone submitted a communication dated December 12, 2006 entitled, “A Cleaner TTC.”

The Commission Approved the following:

1. That staff report back on TTC participation in the City of Toronto’s “clean and beautiful city” program in consultation with the city’s clean and beautiful city secretariat and union representatives.

2. That staff prepare and report back with a “cleanliness audit” identifying where the conditions of our stations and vehicles is the worst, and providing recommendations for making improvements.

3. That the Chief General Manager bring forward a report on how to optimize our cleaning, and that TTC employees be consulted in preparation for this report.

4. That staff report on the state of public washrooms in the system, including possible upgrades.

CC-3 Chair Giambrone submitted a communication dated December 12, 2006 entitled, “Energy Efficiency and Cost-Saving Measures.”

The Commission Approved the following:

1. That staff report back no later than the February 2007 Commission meeting, and in consultation with Toronto Hydro, on opportunities for cost savings and energy reduction, both generally and specifically through participation in the conservation and demand management program; and

2. That once these opportunities are identified, staff make their findings available to the Chief Corporate Officer of the City of Toronto for reference, specifically for use in consultation with the city on the “energy plan for Toronto,” as outlined in the city report entitled, “request for funding for an energy plan for Toronto; and status report on the energy plan for Toronto - second update.”

CC-4 Chair Giambrone submitted a communication dated December 12, 2006 entitled, “TTC Website Improvements.”

The Commission referred the communication to the TTC e-system committee for consideration and recommendation at its first meeting in 2007.

Presentations

1. Award Presentation – Silver Award of Excellence from the National Quality Institute of Canada

The National Quality Institute of Canada has a programme to encourage and evaluate ‘Excellence’ in the work place.  The six key elements of their evaluation consider the following categories: leadership; planning; customer focus; employee focus; process management; and supplier focus.

As a result of a review of the IT Services operation, taking into consideration the above six criteria, the National Quality Institute have awarded the IT Services Department a Silver “Award of Excellence”.

Ms. K. Cestnick, Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer for the National Quality Institute of Canada presented the award to the Chief Information Offer, John Cannon along with the Directors of the IT Services Department, Dora Cheng; Allan Foster; Anthony Iannucci; Kevin MacLeod and Oscar Norman.

2. Presentation to Retiring Members of the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated December 13, 2006 from G. Webster, Interim Chief General Manager entitled, “Presentation to Retiring Members of the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation.”

R. Thacker, General Superintendent – Wheel-Trans advised that the following individuals had recently retired from the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation:

Sam Savona
Craig Nicol
Margaret Cheung

Chair Giambrone thanked the above individuals and presented them with a plaque in recognition of their hard work and dedication to the Committee.

Budget Matters

3. Chief General Manager’s Report – Periods 9 & 10 August 27 to October 28, 2006

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 August 27 to October 28, 2006; 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

3. Procurement Matters

4. Procurement Authorization – Provision of Recruitment Services for Temporary Engineering, Technical and Professional Staff

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of purchase orders to Ian Martin Limited, T.E.S. (The Employment Solution) and ATS Reliance Technical Group in the upset limit amounts of $165,000 each (total award $495,000) for the provision of recruitment services for temporary engineering, technical and professional staff for a three-year period from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2009.

Approved

5. Authorization Amendment Contract Amendment No. 7Design Services Kipling and Islington Stations Contract G85-208A

It is recommended that the Commission approve an increase in authorization to URS Canada Inc. on Contract G85-208A in the amount of $850,000.00 for Contract Amendment #7, for a total contract authorization of $1,368,759.35 for the preliminary design services of Kipling and Islington Stations.

Approved

6. Procurement Authorization Installation of Gas Detection SystemsDuncan Shop, Greenwood Carhouse and Queensway Garage Contract G60-146

It is recommended that the Commission approve the award of a contract to Johnson Controls L.P. (Johnson Controls) in the amount of $1,249,900.00 for the Contract G60-146, Installation of Gas Detection Systems – Duncan Shop, Greenwood Carhouse and Queensway Garage.

Approved

7. Procurement Authorization McBrien Building MasonryRehabilitation and Window Replacement Contract S5-42

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a contract to Clifford Restoration Limited in the amount of $1,690,500.00 for Contract S5-42, McBrien Building Masonry Rehabilitation and Window Replacement.
Approved

8. Procurement Authorization for theSupply of Uniform Golf Shirts for 3 Years

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of a purchase order to R. Nicholls Distributors Inc., in the amount of $332,310.00 for the supply of union made golf shirts for the period of January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2009.

Approved

9. Procurement Authorization – Supply and Installation of Milling Machine

It is recommended that the Commission authorize an unbudgeted expenditure for the award of a contract to Forward Precision Tools Limited in the amount of $100,308.60 for the supply and installation of a milling machine.

Approved

10. Procurement Authorization – Keele andSherbourne Stations – High Entrance Turnstiles

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a contract to Martinway Contracting Ltd. (Martinway) in the amount of $381,600.00 for Tender No. T31PJ06857, Keele and Sherbourne Stations – High Entrance Turnstiles.

Approved

11. Procurement Authorization – Purchase of Replacement Train stop Layouts for the Bloor-Danforth and University Subway Lines

It is recommended that the Commission authorize:

1. The award of a contract to Alstom Signaling Inc. (Alstom) in the amount of $3,599,990.00 USD, for the supply of 410 replacement trainstop layouts (including standby parts) for the Bloor-Danforth and University subway lines on the basis of single source;

2. Funds in the estimated amount of $574,558.41 CDN that will be paid directly to the Federal and Provincial Governments for GST and PST; and

3. Funds in the estimated amount of $15,000.00 CDN that will be paid for freight and brokerage, bringing the total authorization for this contract to $4,693,547.01 CDN (note: using exchange rate of $1 USD = $1.14 CDN).

Approved

12. Procurement Authorization – Supply of Electric Flash Butt Rail Welding for Surface and Subway Track

It is recommended that the Commission approve the award to Holland L.P. – Crete, Illinois, USA, for the supply of electric flash butt rail welding, for the contract period of January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2009, in the upset limit amount of $1,680,000.00 (Canadian Dollars).

Approved

13. Procurement Authorization Contract No.: G85-214 Surveying, Mapping and Property Services Triennial Contract

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a contract to J.D. Barnes Limited in the upset limit amount of $600,000.00 for surveying, mapping and property services for a three year period commencing from notification of award.

Approved

14. Purchase Order Amendment – Supply of GPS Units for the Surface Vehicle Automated Stop Announcement System

It is recommended that the Commission authorize an amendment to the Purchase Order with Strategic Mapping Inc., to exercise the option for the supply of 324 additional GPS units for the Surface Vehicle Automated Stop Announcement System (SVASAS), increasing the total contract amount by $207,210.96, to $1,086,708.42. This amendment is conditional on successful testing and acceptance of one prototype GPS unit which has already been awarded to Strategic Mapping Inc.

Approved

15. Purchase Order Amendment – Supply of Controllers for the Surface Vehicle Automated Stop Announcement System

It is recommended that the Commission approve an amendment to the Purchase Order with Victory Computer Inc., to exercise the option for the supply of 324 additional Controllers for the Surface Vehicle Automated Stop Announcement System (SVASAS), increasing the total contract amount by $567,172.80 to $3,135,832.20.

Approved

16. Purchase of Haldex Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of three-year inventory supply contracts for the supply of Haldex parts to the following companies for the period from March 2007 to March 2010:

- Daimler Chrysler Commercial Buses North America Limited for $3,600,000 including applicable taxes.

- Baker Transit Parts for $696,000 including applicable taxes.

- New Flyer Industries Limited for $24,000 including applicable taxes.

- Mohawk Mfg. & Supply Company for $1,300 including applicable taxes.

Approved

17. Purchase of Orion VII Bus Preventative Maintenance Kits

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the purchase, for inventory, of the following preventative maintenance kits for the Orion VII buses from Daimler Chrysler Commercial Buses North America Limited:

1. 120 single source kits in the total amount of $241,379.50 including applicable taxes.

2. 120 competitively sourced kits in the total amount of $388,455.91 including applicable taxes.

Approved

18. Purchase of Air Compressors

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the blanket order purchase of 120 air compressors for inventory from Fort Garry Industries in the amount of $205,200 including applicable taxes.

Approved

19. Purchase of Streetcar Wheel Pads

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the issuance of a purchase order to Penn Machine Company in the amount of $368,800.00 including applicable taxes for 8,000 SAB wheel rubber pads used on the Commission’s CLRV and ALRV streetcars.

Approved

20. Purchase Order Amendment – Human Resources and Human Rights Legal Services

It is recommended that the Commission authorize:

1. Unbudgeted expenditures in the amount of $350,000.00 and an amendment in the amount of $650,000.00 to the increased upset limit contract to Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP (Hicks) for human resources legal services for the period from September 1, 2003 to July 30, 2007, bringing the total upset limit amount to $2,150,000.00;

2. Unbudgeted expenditures in the amount of $65,000.00 and an amendment in the amount of $275,000.00 to the increased upset limit contract to Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP (Filion) for human rights legal services for the period from September 1, 2003 ending August 31, 2007, bringing the total upset limit amount to $905,000.00.

Approved

Vice-Chair Mihevc moved that staff be requested to report back on the possibility of increasing the number of in-house legal staff, and that the litigation committee meet in January to discuss this matter.

The motion by Vice-Chair Mihevc carried.

21. Spadina Subway Extension – Cost Avoidance Funding Scenario

Commissioner Perruzza moved that the report be referred back to staff; and further that staff continue discussions with the City of Toronto, Region of York and officials from the provincial and federal governments, with a report back to the January 2007 Commission meeting on the results of these deliberations.

The motion by Commissioner Perruzza carried.

Commissioner Perruzza moved that a copy of the January Commission report be forwarded to the North York community council.

The motion by Commissioner Perruzza carried.

22. Notice of Award – Wilson Station Commuter :Parking Expansion – Approval of Pricing Strategy

It is recommended that the Commission receive the notice of award of Chair Moscoe, Commissioner Mihevc and the Interim Chief General Manager approving a $4.00 daily rate for the new Wilson Station Transit Road commuter parking lot.

Received

23. Notice of Award – Purchase of Wheel-Trans Bus Tires

It is recommended that the Commission receive the notice of award of Chair Moscoe, Commissioner Mihevc and the Interim Chief General Manager authorizing the blanket order purchase of 800 tires for inventory from Kal Tire Ontario #840 in the amount of $243,458.40 including applicable taxes.

Received

24. Notice of Award – Procurement: Authorization - Supply of Maintenance Work Clothing

It is recommended that the Commission receive the notice of award of Chair Moscoe, Commissioner Mihevc and the Interim Chief General Manager approving the following:

1. The issuance of purchase orders for the supply of maintenance work clothing for a two year period commencing January 1, 2007, as follows:

Company / Upset Limit Amount

Mark’s Work Wearhouse / $ 600,000
HBC Custom Solutions / $ 500,000
Mister Safety Shoes Inc. / $ 400,000
Work Authority By ISECO / $ 300,000
Gordon Contract / $ 200,000

Total Recommended Amount / $2,000,000

2. Delegate to the Manager of the Materials and Procurement Department, the authority to authorize amendments to the contracts to re-allocate the above recommended funds between the companies as required based on actual expenditures by employees with each company.

Received

25. Notice of Award – Procurement Authorization – Enterprise Storage Upgrade

It is recommended that the Commission receive the notice of award of Chair Howard Moscoe and Commissioner Joe Mihevc , and the Acting Chief General Manager for the issuance of a purchase order to FlexITy Solutions Inc. in the total amount of $838,613.57 for an Enterprise Storage Upgrade.

Received

26. Summary of Authorized Expenditures Between $100,000 to $200,000 for the Period September 1, 2006 to October 31, 2006

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report for information. It lists expenditures ($100,000 up to $200,000) for the period September 1, 2006 to October 31, 2006, which were Approved by the Chief General Manager.

Received

27. 2007 Commission Meeting Schedule

Chair Giambrone moved that the Commission adopt the January 31, 2007 meeting date, and that staff be requested to review the remaining dates listed in the report for potential conflicts with other ABC or special committee meetings attended by the Commission members.

The motion by Chair Giambrone carried.

Received

28. Appointments TTC Committees

Vice-Chair Mihevc moved the following:

1. That the rider ship growth strategy committee be re-named the ridership growth & service strategy committee.

2. That the purchasing committee be dissolved.

3. That the pizzazz committee be dissolved.

The motions by Vice-Chair Mihevc carried.

Commissioner Hall moved that the mandate for the ridership growth & service strategy committee also include responsibility for development of the light rail rapid transit network under the building a transit city initiative.

The motion by Commissioner Hall carried.

The Commission Approved the following appointments to the TTC committees:

Advertising review committee

Commissioner Hall
Commissioner Perruzza
Commissioner Saundercook

Audit committee

Chair Giambrone
Commissioner Perruzza
Commissioner Saundercook

Budget committee

Chair Giambrone
Vice-Chair Mihevc
Commissioner Milczyn
Commissioner Perruzza
Commissioner Saundercook
Commissioner Thompson

E-system committee

Chair Giambrone
Commissioner Milczyn

Equity & human rights committee

Chair Giambrone

Litigation committee

Chair Giambrone
Commissioner Thompson

Rider ship growth & service strategy committee

Chair Giambrone
Vice-Chair Mihevc
Commissioner Hall
Commissioner Saundercook
Commissioner Thompson

Spadina York subway extension committee

Chair Giambrone
Commissioner De Baeremaeker
Commissioner Perruzza
Commissioner Saundercook

Property re-use & revitalization committee

Chair Giambrone
Commissioner De Baeremaeker
Commissioner Hall
Commissioner Milczyn
Commissioner Perruzza
Commissioner Thompson

Chair Giambrone moved that staff be requested to canvass Commissioner Bussin to determine which committees she wishes to sit on; and further that the Chair and/or Vice-Chair be added to any committees that do not have the minimum three member requirement.

The motion by Chair Giambrone carried.

(also see minute for cc-1)

29. Proxy to Vote Toronto Transit Commission Shares in Toronto Coach Terminal Inc.

It is recommended that the Commission approve the attached proxy to exercise the 10,000 Toronto Transit Commission shares in Toronto Coach Terminal Inc. for any Toronto Coach Terminal Inc. Shareholders Meeting that is held during the year 2007.

Approved

30. Proxy to Vote Toronto Transit Commission Shares in Toronto Transit Consultants Limited

It is recommended that the Commission approve the attached proxy to exercise the 1,000 Toronto Transit Commission shares in Toronto Transit Consultants Limited for any Toronto Transit Consultants Limited Shareholders Meeting that is held during the year 2007.

Approved

31. Kipling/Islington Redevelopment Strategy - Status of Cost Sharing Discussions

C. Wheeler, Deputy Chief Project Manager – Third Party, Planning & Property, Spadina Subway Extension Department gave a PowerPoint presentation with respect to this matter.

The Commission received the presentation, and unanimously Approved the recommendations contained in the report, as listed below:

1. Approve in principle, the cost sharing formula for the City of Toronto contribution to the Kipling and Islington bus terminal projects outlined in this report as the basis of discussions with Mississauga Transit (MT), Go Transit and the Province of Ontario;

2. Forward this report directly to the city executive committee at its meeting of January 2007;

3. Direct TTC staff continue to work cooperatively with city, MT, GO, GTTA and Provincial staff with respect to the funding and implementation of the Kipling and Islington projects and the proposed SNC development at Bloor-Islington;

4. Forward this report to the GTTA for support and consideration of priority funding as an interregional transit initiative; and

5. Authorize the Chair to write to the Federal Government requesting a federal contribution to the Kipling/Islington capital projects.

32. Revised Weekend Subway Service, February 18 to March 31, 2007

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Receive this report for information, noting that a revised subway service, as described below, will be operated on the 2 BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY on Saturdays and Sundays from February 18 to March 31, 2007, in order to permit necessary tunnel repairs; and

2. Forward this report to the City of Toronto and all City Councillors, GO Transit, York Region Transit, Mississauga Transit, Durham Region Transit, and the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority.

Approved

33. 1998, 2001 & 2004 APTA Rail Safety Audits – Updates

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Receive for information, the eleventh update of the TTC management Actions for the 1998 APTA Rail Safety Audit, the ninth update of the TTC management Actions for the 2001 APTA Rail Safety Audit and the third update of the TTC management Actions for the 2004 APTA Rail Safety Audit; and

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

Received

34. Appointment of Members to the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation

It is recommended that the Commission approve:

1. The appointment of three (3) candidates (biographies attached) to the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation commencing January 2007 and ending December 31, 2009.

2. The appointment of three (3) candidates (biographies attached) to re-establish a pool to draw from in the event a member does not accept or complete their term and to automatically be short listed for 2008 new vacancies.

Approved

35. Victoria Park Bus Terminal Replacement – Approval of Conceptual Design

S. Reed Tanaka, Manager – Engineering gave a PowerPoint presentation with respect to this matter.

The Commission received the presentation.

Vice-Chair Mihevc moved that the Commission adopt recommendation nos. 1, 2, 3 and 6 contained in the report, as listed below:

“1. Approve the recommended design, a perimeter bus terminal concept (with bus entrance from Denton avenue and bus exit onto Victoria Park avenue) as the basis for the detailed design of the bus terminal replacement at Victoria Park Station at an estimated project cost of $26 million for the base project;

2. Approve an increase in project funding from $20 million to $26 million as part of the 2007 – 2011 budget submission;

3. Authorize staff to undertake the design of the replacement bus terminal and related station changes at Victoria Park Station in accordance with the Approved concept;

6. Forward this report to the budget advisory committee for consideration in concert with the TTC proposed 2007-2011 capital program.”

The motion by Vice-Chair Mihevc carried.

Vice-Chair Mihevc moved that recommendation no. 4 contained in the report be referred to the TTC budget committee and city budget advisory committee for more work on a cost/benefit analysis; and further that staff be requested to prepare a briefing note on possible funding strategies including contributions from abutting and benefiting property owners.

The motion by Vice-Chair Mihevc carried.

Vice-Chair Mihevc moved that recommendation no. 5 contained in the report be struck out and replaced in lieu thereof with the following wording:

“5. that TTC and city staff be requested to coordinate the design and construction of connecting right-of-way, streetscape and security improvements, including the walkway to crescent town, consistent with the Approved concept design and within the Approved project funding.”

The motion by Vice-Chair Mihevc carried.

Vice-Chair Mihevc moved that a recommendation no. 7 be added to the report to read, as follows:

“7. that this report be forwarded to the General Manager – transportation services, City of Toronto for consideration in the development of their 2007-2010 workplan.

The motion by Vice-Chair Mihevc carried.

The Commission Approved the report, as amended.

Chair Giambrone moved that staff be requested to report back on the feasibility of including Victoria Park Station as part of the station modernization program.

The motion by Chair Giambrone carried.

Commissioner Thompson moved that staff be requested to report back on the feasibility of incorporating a memorial in Victoria Park Station to recognize collector Trajceski who was unfortunately murdered while on duty at the station.

The motion by Commissioner Thompson carried.

36. Staff Response to Commission Inquiry

a) Water Distribution System Rehabilitation – Report of Findings

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated December 13, 2006 from G. Webster, Interim Chief General Manager entitled, “Staff Response to Commission Inquiry – Water Distribution System Rehabilitation – Report of Findings.”

The Commission received the memorandum for information.

b) Response to Chair Moscoe’s Motion Re:Indemnification of Commissioners from Action or Judgment Policy

The Commission had before it a report dated December 13, 2006 from G. Webster, Interim Chief General Manager entitled, “Staff Response to Commission Inquiry – Response to Chair Moscoe’s Motion Re: Indemnification of Commissioners from Action or Judgment Policy.”

The Commission Approved the recommendation contained in the report, as listed below:

“It is recommended that the Commission approve the amended corporate policy 9.6 – indemnification of Commissioners from action or judgment as set out in the attached appendix “a”.”

37. Capital Funding Update – Agreements

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Note that the Contribution Agreement with the City of Toronto, the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada for capital funding commitments under the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund (CSIF) is expected to be executed by staff in December 2006 as authorized by the Commission on December 16, 2005.

2.Authorize TTC staff to execute a Contribution Agreement with the City of Toronto and the Government of Canada for transit related security initiatives commitments under the Transit-Secure (TS) Passenger Rail Safety Program in a form acceptable to the TTC’s Chief General Manager, General Secretary and General Counsel; and

3. Authorize TTC staff to execute a Contribution Agreement with the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario for support of inter-regional transit infrastructure within Ontario under the Transit Technology and Infrastructure Program (TTIP) and formerly known as the Golden Horseshoe Transit Investment Partnerships (GTIP) in a form acceptable to the TTC’s Chief General Manager, General Secretary and General Counsel.

Approved

Procurement Matters

Nil

Other Business

Nil

Staff Response to Commission Inquiries

Nil

Correspondence

C-1 Councillor Howard Moscoe dated November 16, 2006 entitled, “Reorganizing our Subway Network: A Democratic Neighbourhood Model.”

The Commission referred Councillor Moscoe’s communication to staff for report.

C-2 Councillor Cesar Palacio dated November 24, 2006 entitled, “Reforms to Student Identification Requirements on the TTC.”

The Commission referred Councillor Palacio’s communication to staff for discussion at the next committee of the whole meeting on fare enforcement.

New Business

Nil

The meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.

Supplementary Agenda

Nil

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