Toronto Transit Commission meets,
March 23

The Toronto Transit Commission meets Wednesday, March 23 at 1 p.m. in Committee Room #1, Second Floor, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

The commission is the TTC’s board of directors. It oversees matters of policy and planning, building, maintaining and operating the TTC system and expanding its services and facilities.

Commissioners include City of Toronto councillors and members of the public.

During the meeting, the City of Toronto’s chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat will make a presentation on “emerging transit plans”. (You can view the presentation here. (.pdf))

The commissioners will also discuss, among other items, staff reports recommending that the commissioners approve:

  • improving service in central and eastern downtown by:
  • operating streetcars along the new 514 Cherry route. (You can read the staff report here. (.pdf))
  • operating buses along the new 121 Fort York - Esplanade route and revising service along the 72 Pape route. (You can read the staff report here. (.pdf))
  • joining with partners Metrolinx and MiWay to start building an regional bus terminal at Kipling Station. (You can read the staff report here. (.pdf))
  • leasing land on the north side of Steeles Avenue East in York Region for a commuter parking lot near Pioneer Village Station. (You can read the staff report here. (.pdf))
  • overhauling 30 Canadian Light Rail Vehicle (CLRV) streetcars (and maintaining others in a state of good repair) until the TTC has a sufficient number of new Toronto Flexity cars. (You can read the staff report here. (.pdf))

They’ll also consider:

  • the Chief Executive Officer’s report for March, 2016. (You can read the report here. (.pdf))
  • an update about TTC ridership numbers until the end of February 2016 (and revealing that numbers are lower than what staff predicted). (You can read the report here. (.pdf))
  • an update about TTC staff activities for 2016 on the Scarborough Subway project and on the new work plan since the future line will have fewer stations. (You can read the staff report here. (.pdf))

You can view the agenda for the meeting here.

Toronto Transit Commission meetings are public meetings — anyone may attend. If you wish to speak to the commission about an item on its agenda during this meeting, e-mail the Co-ordinator — Secretariat Services at: before noon, Tuesday, March 22.

You can learn more about making a deputation — or presentation — to the commission here.