Transportation Committee


Meeting #:
Champlain Room, 110 Laurier Avenue West, and by electronic participation
  • Chair: Councillor Tim Tierney, 
  • Vice-Chair: Councillor Catherine Kitts, 
  • Councillor Jessica Bradley, 
  • Councillor George Darouze, 
  • Councillor Steve Desroches, 
  • Councillor Sean Devine, 
  • Councillor Laura Dudas, 
  • Councillor Glen Gower, 
  • Councillor Laine Johnson, 
  • Councillor Wilson Lo, 
  • Councillor Matt Luloff, 
  • and Councillor Ariel Troster 

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Except where otherwise indicated, reports requiring Council consideration will be presented to Council on May 29, 2024 in Transportation Committee Report 11.

The deadline to register by phone to speak, or submit written comments or visual presentations is 4 pm on May 22, 2024, and the deadline to register to speak by email is 8:30 am on May 23, 2024.

File No. ACS2024-PRE-RHU-0023 – City-wide

  • Report Recommendation(s)

    That Transportation Committee recommend Council: 

    1. Approve the proposed amendments to improve administration as well as clarify and harmonize existing regulation for the following By-laws as described in the Report and detailed in Document 1:
      1. Private Approach By-law (By-law No. 2003-447)
      2. Road Activity By-law (By-law No. 2003-445)
      3. Use and Care of Roads By-law (By-law No. 2003-498)
    2. Delegate authority to the City Solicitor to prepare and finalize the required amending by-laws for enactment by Council.

File No. ACS2024-PDB-TP-0002 – City-wide

  • Report Recommendation(s)

    1. That Transportation Committee recommend that Council authorize the General Manager of Planning, Development and Building Services to enter into an agreement (including any amendments, extensions, or renewals) with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to build new cycling facilities on the Maitland Avenue bridge over Highway 417; and
    2. That Transportation Committee recommend that Council authorize the financial allocation of the City’s Major Active Transportation Structures Program budget to be used to reimburse the Province of Ontario up to a maximum amount of $5,403,185.84 (includes sunk HST) for the construction of these cycling facilities, as described in the report.

File No. ACS2024-OCC-CCS-0040 – City-wide

  • Report Recommendation(s)

    That the Transportation Committee receive this report for information.

File No. ACS2024-OCC-CCS-0039 – Kitchissippi (Ward 15) 

  • WHEREAS a portion of the Wellington Street West right of way between Garland Street and Hilda Street fronts on the existing Somerset Square Park; and

    WHEREAS the Site Plan Control approval for the properties located at 961-979 Wellington Street West and 26-40 Armstrong Street indicate in a landscape plan that the Wellington Street West right of way between Hilda and Garland is to be regraded and repaved at the developer’s own cost, along with other improvements per an approved landscape plan for the site; and

    WHEREAS the owners of the properties are subject to the fees outlined in Encroachment By-law 2003-446, in order to stage construction equipment in the Wellington Street ROW for the duration of construction; and

    WHEREAS the subject fees are estimated to result in up to $550,000 of operational revenue; and

    WHEREAS the Wellington Street West Community Design Plan design vision, objectives, and policies underscore the protection and uniqueness of Somerset Square Park as a public space in the community; and

    WHEREAS the developer is providing $250,000 in funds towards the improvement of Somerset Square through a Section 37 agreement; and

    WHEREAS subsequent to the approval of the planning application it has been determined that the interaction of the streetscaping in front of the development and Somerset Square should be reviewed more holistically to determine in consultation with the community and the Business Improvement Association if there is a greater place- making opportunity; and

    WHEREAS this additional design work and any potential project implementation costs is an unfunded proposition; and

    WHEREAS the estimated $550,000 of operational revenue may be considered for reallocation to fund improvements to the right-of-way subject to Council approval;

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that all temporary construction encroachment fees collected in association with the development, estimated to be approximately $550,000, be directed to a deferred revenue account along with the Section 37 funds, to fund the design and implementation of enhanced public realm improvements in and around Somerset Square; and

    THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that once sufficient revenue from temporary construction encroachment fees and Section 37 funds has been received to commence the project, a new internal account will be set up for the design and implementation of enhanced public realm improvements in and around Somerset Square with funding from the temporary construction encroachment fees to be limited to expenditures on lands within the right-of-way; and

    THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that at the conclusion of these works any residual temporary construction encroachment revenue in the internal order be returned to Planning, Real Estate and Economic Development Department general revenues.

Next Meeting: June 27, 2024.