Agenda

Consolidated



Executive Committee


Meeting No. 40   (Special)   Contact Kelly McCarthy, Committee Administrator
Meeting Date Tuesday, March 25, 2014
  Phone 416-392-4666
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail exc@toronto.ca
Location Council Chamber, City Hall
  Chair   Deputy Mayor Norman Kelly  


Executive Committee

Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly (Chair)

Councillor David Shiner (Vice-Chair)

Councillor Gary Crawford

Councillor Vince Crisanti

Councillor Frank Di Giorgio

Mayor Rob Ford

Councillor Peter Leon

Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Peter Milczyn

Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong Councillor Cesar Palacio

Councillor Anthony Perruzza

Councillor Michael Thompson

 

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Speakers/Presentations - A complete list will be distributed at the meeting.

 

Communications/Reports 

(Deferred from February 4, 2014 - 2014.EX38.1)
EX40.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Request to Amend the Tripartite Agreement for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Origin
(March 19, 2014) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B
Recommendations

 

Note to Reader:

 

These are the recommendations from the original report dated November 21, 2013.  A supplementary report dated March 19, 2014 has been submitted and contains recommendations that, if adopted, would delete the original recommendations and substitute new ones.  Scroll down to item 1b in this item to view the new recommendations.

 

 

The Deputy City Manager, Cluster B recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, to advise Porter Airlines, the Toronto Port Authority and Transport Canada that approval of this request is premature for the following reasons:

 

a.         Transport Canada has not been able to comment on the feasibility and potential impacts of the proposed runway extension yet to be submitted by the Toronto Port Authority, and updated Noise Exposure Forecast  modelling incorporating the revised runway configuration, growth projections and aircraft fleet mix have not been completed;

 

b.         the preliminary test flight data is insufficient to confirm that the CS-100 aircraft will comply with the terms of the Tripartite Agreement;

 

c.         the Toronto Port Authority, Transport Canada, Porter Airlines and other stakeholders should review and respond to the issues raised through this review, including the consultant reports, so any identified or potential adverse impacts can be addressed and properly mitigated;

 

d.         there is not a clear direction or plan for airport expansion, what airside and groundside infrastructure requirements are necessary, and how they will be funded; and

 

e.         the Toronto Port Authority recently requested an extension to the Tripartite Agreement beyond 2033 which was not part of the original request from Porter Airlines.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, to enter into discussions with the Toronto Port Authority and the Federal Government (Transport Canada) to determine the future role, scale, and function for the BBTCA. Such discussions shall proceed on the willingness of the parties to commit to:

 

a.         adopting measures to improve the existing conditions around the airport related to aircraft noise, airport and ferry operations, traffic congestion, conflicts with the Waterfront and City Schools and the Harbourfront Community Centre, construction management,  taxi management, and public realm improvements;

 

b.         preparation of an airport master plan which includes a business and finance plan outlining, among other things, a vision for the airport, assessment of the benefits of implementing advanced flight guidance systems, proposed passenger growth and flight volumes, aircraft slot coordination and allocation, groundside improvements, and an environmental sustainability program;

 

c.         a robust public and stakeholder consultation program for the master plan and environmental assessments consistent with standards for public consultation in the waterfront;

 

d.         confirming that all regulatory approvals are in place including for the aircraft, runway extensions and configuration, and all other required environmental assessments; and

 

e.         implementing a capital works program for airside and groundside facilities and infrastructure such as transportation, transit, pedestrian and public realm improvements.

 

3.         City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, to undertake further studies and consultations that may be necessary arising from this review.

 

4.         City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B to prepare a report in conjunction with the City Solicitor for March 2015, providing an update to City Council on:

 

a.         the status of discussions between the City of Toronto, the Toronto Port Authority and Transport Canada;

 

b.         a summary of public and stakeholder consultations held by the Toronto Port Authority on airport expansion and related issues;

 

c.         the airport master plan and capital works program prepared by the Toronto Port Authority and any related amendments to the Tripartite Agreement; and

 

d.         a recommendation for any related amendments to the Official Plan to align the airport master plan with City policies and objectives.

Summary

 

Summary from report (March 19, 2014) from Deputy City Manager, Cluster B

 

This report provides a further update on the review of Porter Airlines' request for an exemption to the commercial jet-powered aircraft ban at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) and two 200 metre extensions to the main east/west Runway 08/26. The request would require amending the 1983 Tripartite Agreement between the City of Toronto, Toronto Port Authority (TPA) and Government of Canada (represented by Transport Canada) that governs the operation of the airport.

 

Considerable effort has been made by staff and stakeholders to evaluate this proposal (studies, meetings, etc.).  Several key requirements are necessary to permit consideration of amendments to the Tripartite Agreement.  They include, but are not limited to, the following: an environmental assessment of the runway extensions; a detailed design for the runway with taxiway configurations; a method of construction for these facilities; and Transport Canada confirmation that the design and operating procedures of the airport will not materially alter the Marine Exclusion Zone (MEZ) and will fall within the Noise Exposure Forecast (NEF) 25 Contour.  In addition, the City must update and re-frame its Official Plan policies to guide the future form, scale and scope of the airport, as well as its relationship to other uses in the Central Waterfront.

 

In order to frame negotiations with the TPA and Transport Canada going forward, staff are recommending a specific list of requirements tied to a phasing framework with airport passenger volume and flight slot caps, that will be necessary for consideration of any amendments to the Tripartite Agreement. The contents of this report are meant to frame the discussion for Council to give clear direction in bringing this matter to a conclusion.  Accordingly, staff are seeking a mandate from Council on these specific requirements to avoid any ambiguity on what will be required in order to have Council decide on amendments to the Tripartite Agreement.

 

Staff are proposing a framework that will place limits (caps) on airport passenger volumes and the number of daily and hourly flight slots in order to address issues raised in the November 21, 2013 staff report. The caps are designed to link the airport's growth and passenger volumes to the capacity of groundside transportation and community infrastructure, and to ensure that the airport's operations are conducted in a way that best recognizes and respects its location in the Central Waterfront.

 

If passenger and flight caps are not implemented at BBTCA, under current restrictions and without the introduction of jets, passenger volumes could continue to increase from the current 2.3 million passengers per year (2 million local, referred to as origin/destination or "O/D", and 300,000 transfer) to approximately 3.8 million, without adequate measures to mitigate effects.  Slots could also be increased from the current voluntary cap of 202 per day to an unknown number, provided the increase complies with the NEF 25 Contour as required by the Tripartite Agreement.

 

If there is no commitment between the Tripartite Agreement signatories to pursue caps at the airport, there will be little sense in further consideration of airport expansion beyond the current terms of the Tripartite Agreement.

 

Staff have undertaken this review without regard for which airline(s) operate(s) at BBTCA. The decision on the future of the airport must be airline agnostic and should be based on the best interests of the airport and the City over the long term.

 

The proposed caps are based on forecasted passenger volumes and local road capacity. Increases to the cap levels are tied to improvements and investments in groundside infrastructure, and improved performance of other modes of transportation to BBTCA such as transit and shuttle bus.

 

The City requires confidence that the other signatories to the Tripartite Agreement will deliver on a commitment to co-develop a growth management framework for BBTCA with the City. In addition to caps at the airport, the City will require commitments from the TPA and Transport Canada to address issues such as noise management, traffic, flight paths, chemical/fuel management, community improvements, ongoing consultation, curfew hours, and other matters that have been identified as measures to improve conditions for the adjacent neighbourhood and waterfront community. These issues must be addressed prior to Council's consideration of any amendments to permit jet-powered aircraft and runway extensions at the airport.

 

The recommendations contained within this report outline a stepped process for entering into negotiations with the signatories to amend the Tripartite Agreement. The first step would be for Council to authorize staff to enter into negotiations. Once this is complete, the City would secure letters from the TPA and Transport Canada that confirm their willingness to negotiate the required Tripartite Agreement amendments. In the case of the TPA, the agency would also commit to satisfy the conditions precedent associated with Phase One of the framework.

 

The TPA, working collaboratively with the City and Transport Canada, would then deliver on the conditions precedent associated with Phase Two of the framework. This Phase includes a significant amount of work to be undertaken by the TPA in conjunction with Transport Canada. The TPA would complete a new Airport Master Plan, undertake an environmental assessment, prepare a detailed runway design that confirms the position of the MEZ and continued compliance with the NEF 25 Contour.

 

Together then, the City, TPA and Transport Canada would negotiate proposed changes to the Tripartite Agreement.  Staff would report back to Council on the results of the negotiations in a comprehensive report on the final framework for phasing with caps (and conditions precedent).  This framework would replace the current jet and runway extension bans.

 

Phase Three negotiations would be more complex and, consequently, would take some time to resolve. The parties would have to integrate future plans for BBTCA with those for the Canada Malting site and Western Waterfront LRT. Phase Three negotiations would benefit from the monitoring of Phase Two operations and will be informed by the experience of the jets in practice. The City would be looking to see demonstrated improvement to airport operations as it affects the community and the traffic and pedestrian circulation in the area. Phase Three would involve a further staff report to Council on proposed amendments to the Tripartite Agreement, including securing the necessary funding for groundside transportation and community infrastructure, and consideration of revising the 2033 timeframe to a date necessary to recover such costs.

 

There are significant studies that the TPA must complete such as the environmental assessment, detailed runway design and updated airport master plan before staff could recommend any amendments to the Tripartite Agreement. This work will take the rest of 2014 to complete. A report to Council would target 2015. Further, certification of the Bombardier CS-100 aircraft is not expected until 2015.

 

Table 1: Summary of Proposed Phased Framework for Managing Growth

 

April 2014 Council Authorization to Negotiate

Upon Receipt of Letters from TPA and Transport Canada Confirming Engagement

  • caps BBTCA to 2.4 million O/D passengers and 202 daily flight slots under existing runway and aircraft permissions, with hourly flight and slot caps;

Phase One

Address Current Operational Impacts

  • commencement of an updated Airport Master Plan, environmental assessment for runway extensions, area planning study and detailed runway design;
  • requirement for a series of immediate operational impact mitigation strategies to improve traffic, environmental impacts and noise management; and
  • requirement for an improved community engagement and accountability strategy for the airport.

Phase Two

Provide Details of Runway Extension and Jet Proposal

 

Negotiate Tripartite Agreement Amendments

  • complete an updated Airport Master Plan, area planning study and any required Official Plan Amendments;
  • complete environmental assessment of runway extensions, runway design accepted by Transport Canada;
  • confirmation of no material impact to Marine Exclusion Zones;
  • confirmation of groundside infrastructure and community benefit funding; and
  • certification of CS-100 aircraft for use at BBTCA.

Staff Report Back to Council to Authorize Tripartite Agreement Amendments to Permit Jets and Runway Extensions, with Conditions

If approved by Council, satisfaction of all Phase 2 conditions would result in permissions for runway extensions and jet aircraft operation at BBTCA provided:

  • annual passengers are capped at 2.7 million O/D passengers and daily flight slots to 202, with hourly passenger and slot caps; and
  • Council approves the implementing Tripartite Agreement amendments.

Phase Three

Long-term Growth Management

  • advancement of long-term transit improvements, including Western Waterfront LRT plans;
  • confirmation of Canada Malting Site plans;
  • funding for additional groundside traffic and community improvements; and
  • review of Tripartite Agreement extension beyond 2033.

Staff Report Back to Council to Authorize Tripartite Agreement Amendments to Permit Increases to Caps

  • new caps: annual and peak hour passenger, and daily and peak hour slot (to be determined through Airport Master Planning process); and
  • Tripartite Agreement amendments would require Council approval.

 

Staff have discussed the phasing framework with the TPA and Porter Airlines but there is no agreement yet on the terms and conditions. As well, Transport Canada, the public and airport stakeholders have not had the opportunity to review the proposed phasing framework and conditions. Any advancement of this framework would require not only the agreement of the Tripartite Agreement signatories but also comprehensive public and stakeholder input. Robust public and stakeholder consultation consistent with the standard in the waterfront is essential.

In response to the November 2013 staff report, the TPA and Porter Airlines have, since December, engaged staff in a series of positive discussions related to transportation issues, operations and passenger volumes caps. These discussions resulted in the TPA's submissions to the City on January 24, 2014 (attached to the January 30, 2014 staff report) and February 27, 2014 (attached at Appendix 1). The TPA's investment into the temporary taxi staging facility on the Canada Malting site has resulted in improved traffic conditions on Eireann Quay. In addition, the TPA has directly engaged with the Toronto District School Board to address traffic and safety concerns, and has resolved the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILTs) issue for the BBTCA with the City.

 

Summary from previous report (November 21, 2013) from the

Deputy City Manager, Cluster B

 

The purpose of this report is to respond to City Council's direction to review a request from Porter Airlines to permit jet-powered aircraft, and to add extensions at both ends of the main runway at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA). This report provides a summary of findings from staff and consultant reviews, and recommends a process for moving forward.

 

BBTCA has experienced significant growth following the launch of Porter Airlines in 2006, with annual passenger volumes rising from 26,000 in 2006 to 2.3 million in 2012.  BBTCA is now the ninth busiest airport in Canada, with a reputation for positive passenger experiences.  It provides connections to key regional business and leisure destinations such as Montreal, Ottawa, New York, Chicago, Boston and Washington. The close proximity of BBTCA to the downtown financial district is a significant asset to businesses operating in downtown Toronto, and the recent success and convenience of BBTCA has been an economic benefit to the City.

 

As part of the review, City staff retained specialized consultants in the following areas: aviation, coastal processes and water quality, economic impacts, health impacts including air quality and noise, land use and planning, polling and public consultation, and transportation impacts. Reports with status updates on the consultant findings were provided to Executive Committee on July 3 and September 24, 2013.

 

The consultant team was asked for additional information and review as a result of input from the public consultations, direction from Executive Committee, and in response to a revised request from Porter Airlines to extend the runways from 168 to 200 metres at each end.  As a result, a number of the final consultant studies have not been available until the release of this report, and so Porter Airlines, the Toronto Port Authority (TPA), and other interested stakeholders and members of the public have not had an opportunity to respond with their view of issues raised as well as how these issues can be mitigated.

 

The current review is premised on an expectation that:

 

1.         the proposed runway extensions would likely meet Transport Canada regulatory requirements, proceed through appropriate Environmental Assessment(s), and meet Council's stipulations respecting preservation of the Marine Exclusion Zone;

2.         the proposed jets, the Bombardier CS-100, would meet the noise restrictions contained in the Tripartite Agreement, and that this would be demonstrated by flight test data; and

3.         the proposal would provide a net improvement to the City, and be without adverse impacts as defined by the relevant Official Plan policy.

 

Despite the breadth of consultant studies, there remain outstanding questions. First, Transport Canada has not provided the City with confirmation of the feasibility and impacts of a runway extension.  Second, the available flight test data, as provided by Bombardier to the City's aviation consultants on November 4 and on November 26, 2013, is insufficient to confirm whether the proposed jet aircraft will meet the noise guidelines set out in the Tripartite Agreement.  Third, the TPA recently advised the City that an extension of the Tripartite Agreement would be necessary if Porter Airlines' request is approved. At present, the Tripartite Agreement expires in 2033 with no provision for renewal or extension, and additional information is needed to understand the implications for the City of its extension.  These outstanding questions undermine the agreed-upon premises for this review, and substantiate that approval of the expansion request is premature.

 

This review has also highlighted conflicts which exist between the nearby schools, community centre, parks and residential community and BBTCA. Mitigation measures to address traffic congestion, emissions, noise from aircraft and maintenance operations and groundside conflicts are necessary in order to provide better conditions in the neighbourhood surrounding the airport.

 

BBTCA is one of the few downtown area airports in the world, and its waterfront location presents a unique condition.  Review of the current request has led to a broader discussion of tools the City needs to more effectively assess current and future airport operations in the context of the central waterfront's revitalization.

 

Advances in jet technology have significantly improved the noise and emissions performance of such aircraft.  Staff suggest that, in assessing changes proposed at BBTCA, the key question is not the type of aircraft technology proposed, but the number of passengers, flights and required infrastructure which may arise as a result of new aircraft technology.  Neither the TPA nor the City has a framework to evaluate or manage these key growth factors at BBTCA.

 

While BBTCA is not required to have a master plan legislatively, master plans are a standard operating requirement that provide information to regulators, funding partners and the community on airport growth and business planning.  All other Canadian airports operate in accordance with an airport master plan.  The TPA should have one prepared for BBTCA in accordance with industry best practices, and in consultation with the City, Transport Canada, relevant stakeholders and members of the public.  Referencing the airport master plan, the City should follow with the necessary planning studies to assess how an expanded airport could fit within the context of a revitalized waterfront.  Staff should report back to Council on both of these processes and, if appropriate, make recommendations for updates to the Official Plan.

 

The public consultation undertaken as part of the current review has received significant interest and participation.  The airport master planning process and City planning studies will both include opportunities for continued public engagement respecting BBTCA.  If this report is adopted, additional next steps include review by the public and interested stakeholders of the consultants' studies prepared through the current review, completion of necessary environmental assessment(s) for any future proposed runway extensions, and completion of the local transportation study and implementation of Eireann Quay improvements.   Confirmation from Transport Canada of certification of the proposed jet aircraft as well as runway extension feasibility will be required, and further discussions respecting existing and future improvements to airport facilities both airside and groundside will continue.

 

This review has concluded that the expansion of an airport in a downtown area and on an active waterfront must consider, firstly, the fit of that airport within its surroundings.  Staff believe it is essential to understand the airport's existing and planned size, volume of passengers, number of flights, and its role within the Southern Ontario regional system of airports, in order to complete this evaluation.

Financial Impact

The cost to complete this review is $1,121,090 which includes all consultants, public engagement costs (advertising, meeting room bookings) and polling but excludes the cost of staff time that was allocated to complete the review. The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) has provided all funds necessary for consultant and other expenses as directed by City Council.

 

This review required technical expertise that was not available within the Toronto Public Service such as aviation, marine navigation and coastal habitats, noise and environmental impacts, urban design modelling, traffic modelling, and analysis and economic impact review. In addition, third party consultants were required to assist with the public consultation process and to conduct independent City-wide polling on the issue. The City also retained the services of a fairness monitor to provide oversight of the procurement process and monitor any conflicts of interest between City staff, retained consultants and airport-related stakeholders. The information that has been obtained through these consultant reports can form the basis for the development of an airport master plan, a proposed planning framework for the airport and its surrounding area, and ensure that a final report on these matters can be completed in a timely fashion.

 

At its meeting on May 7-10, 2013, City Council adopted an incremental operating budget increase of $275,000 for the City Planning operating budget. In order to complete this review, the following 2013 incremental operating budget change is required in addition to the previous budget adjustment:

 

 

BBTCA/Porter Airlines Review

City Division

2013 Gross

2013 Revenue

2013 Net

City Planning

 

 

 

      Waterfront Renewal

$846,090

$846,090

            -

Total

$846,090

$846,090

            -

 

 

 

 

 

The 2013 revenue budget increase represents funding from the Toronto Port Authority, which has been provided to the City to cover costs related to this review.

 

City Planning staff will identify funding for consideration in the 2015 City Planning capital budget to facilitate completion of studies that may be necessary, following upon the successful resolution of those items identified within Recommendation #2. 

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer have reviewed this report and agree with the financial impact information.

Background Information
(November 21, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B on Request to Amend the Tripartite Agreement for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66835.pdf)

(April 22, 2013) Appendix 1 - Letter from Porter Airlines to Mayor Rob Ford
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66836.pdf)

(September 3, 2013) Appendix 1a - Letter from Porter Airlines to Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, John Livey
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66846.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) Appendix 2a (Part 1) - Consultants' Report - Urban Strategies Inc.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66837.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) Appendix 2a (Part 2) - Consultants' Report - Urban Strategies Inc.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66833.pdf)

(November 27, 2013) Appendix 2b - Consultants' Report - AirBiz Aviation Strategies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66847.pdf)

(November 27, 2013) Appendix 2c (Part 1) - Consultants' Report - BA Group Transportation Consultants
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66848.pdf)

(November 27, 2013) Appendix 2c (Part 2) - Consultants' Report - BA Group Transportation Consultants
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66834.pdf)

Appendix 2d - Consultants' Report - CH2MHill
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66849.pdf)

Appendix 2e - Consultants' Report - DPRA Consulting
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66850.pdf)

Appendix 2f - Consultants' Report - Environics Research Group
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66844.pdf)

Appendix 2g - Consultants' Report - HLT Advisory and N. Barry Lyon
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66845.pdf)

Appendix 3 - Correspondence between the City and the Toronto Port Authority
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66838.pdf)

(November 8, 2013) Appendix 4 - Letter from Transport Canada to Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, John Livey
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66839.pdf)

Appendix 5 - Circulation responses from Toronto Police Services and the Office of Emergency Management
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66840.pdf)

Appendix 6 - Letter from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66841.pdf)

Appendix 7 - Planning Policy Summary
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66842.pdf)

Appendix 8 - Airport Master Plan Examples
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66843.pdf)

(March 25, 2014) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager on Request to Amend the Tripartitie Agreement for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-67932.pdf)

Communications
(September 24, 2013) E-mail from Lisa Arsenault (EX.Main.EX40.1.1)
(October 30, 2013) E-mail from Miranda Bisnauth (EX.Main.EX40.1.2)
(October 1, 2013) E-mail from Helen Toliver (EX.Main.EX40.1.3)
(October 2, 2013) E-mail from Paulette Pelletier-Kelly (EX.Main.EX40.1.4)
(October 2, 2013) E-mail from John Alexopoulos (EX.Main.EX40.1.5)
(October 3, 2013) E-mail from Stephanie Tjelios (EX.Main.EX40.1.6)
(October 4, 2013) E-mail from Dorothy Cirka (EX.Main.EX40.1.7)
(October 7, 2013) E-mail from Alastair Dickson (EX.Main.EX40.1.8)
(October 10, 2013) E-mail from Barbara Klunder (EX.Main.EX40.1.9)
(October 10, 2013) E-mail from Jacob Stoller (EX.Main.EX40.1.10)
(October 10, 2013) E-mail from Anne Barber (EX.Main.EX40.1.11)
(October 10, 2013) E-mail from Gwen Fogel (EX.Main.EX40.1.12)
(October 10, 2013) E-mail from Sari Bercovitch (EX.Main.EX40.1.13)
(October 10, 2013) E-mail from Catherine Olsen (EX.Main.EX40.1.14)
(October 14, 2013) E-mail from Rosemary Waterston (EX.Main.EX40.1.15)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Mary Partridge (EX.Main.EX40.1.16)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Jasmine Lovric (EX.Main.EX40.1.17)
(October 20, 2013) E-mail from Lisbie Rae (EX.Main.EX40.1.18)
(October 20, 2013) E-mail from Ann Vanderhoof (EX.Main.EX40.1.19)
(October 21, 2013) E-mail from Glenys Squires (EX.Main.EX40.1.20)
(October 21, 2013) E-mail from Peter Ashby (EX.Main.EX40.1.21)
(October 21, 2013) E-mail from Moya Ashby (EX.Main.EX40.1.22)
(October 21, 2013) E-mail from Susan Grant (EX.Main.EX40.1.23)
(October 23, 2013) E-mail from John McLeod (EX.Main.EX40.1.24)
(October 23, 2013) E-mail from Dale and Inna Whittington (EX.Main.EX40.1.25)
(October 23, 2013) E-mail from Mike Darnbro (EX.Main.EX40.1.26)
(October 23, 2013) E-mail from Nancy Kent (EX.Main.EX40.1.27)
(October 23, 2013) E-mail from Rod Duncan (EX.Main.EX40.1.28)
(October 23, 2013) E-mail from John Heath (EX.Main.EX40.1.29)
(October 23, 2013) E-mail from Anne Kotyk (EX.Main.EX40.1.30)
(October 23, 2013) E-mail from Merle Kisby (EX.Main.EX40.1.31)
(October 23, 2013) E-mail from Kristin Basmadjian (EX.Main.EX40.1.32)
(October 24, 2013) E-mail from Janine Clark (EX.Main.EX40.1.33)
(October 24, 2013) E-mail from Victor Granic (EX.Main.EX40.1.34)
(October 24, 2013) E-mail from Patrick and Diana Walton (EX.Main.EX40.1.35)
(October 24, 2013) E-mail from Mark MacRae (EX.Main.EX40.1.36)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Chris Sumpton (EX.Main.EX40.1.37)
(October 28, 2013) E-mail from John McLeod (EX.Main.EX40.1.38)
(November 2, 2013) E-mail from Nancy Snelgrove (EX.Main.EX40.1.39)
(November 8, 2013) E-mail from Peter Ashby (EX.Main.EX40.1.40)
(November 26, 2013) E-mail from Ross Hornby, Vice-President, Government Affairs and Policy, General Electric - Canada and Letter dated November 6, 2013 (EX.Main.EX40.1.41)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-45268.pdf)

(November 26, 2013) E-mail from Carole Zaza (EX.Main.EX40.1.42)
(November 27, 2013) E-mail from Denys Jones (EX.Main.EX40.1.43)
(November 27, 2013) E-mail from Ross Irvine, President, Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 949, Number One York Quay (EX.Main.EX40.1.44)
(November 21, 2013) E-mail from Denys Jones, Commodore the National Yacht Club (EX.Main.EX40.1.45)
(November 27, 2013) E-mail from Mark Steele, President, Toronto Passenger Vessel Association (EX.Main.EX40.1.46)
(November 27, 2013) E-mail from Braz Menezes (EX.Main.EX40.1.47)
(November 27, 2013) E-mail from Shirley Bush (EX.Main.EX40.1.48)
(November 28, 2013) E-mail from Pat Fletcher, Windward Co-op (EX.Main.EX40.1.49)
(November 29, 2013) E-mail from Teresa Ascencao, Acting Coordinator, Citizens for a Healthy Toronto Waterfront (EX.Main.EX40.1.50)
(November 29, 2013) E-mail from Michael Colgrass (EX.Main.EX40.1.51)
(November 29, 2013) E-mail from Adrienne Pollak (EX.Main.EX40.1.52)
(November 30, 2013) E-mail from Gerald Hunt (EX.Main.EX40.1.53)
(December 1, 2013) E-mail from Kevin Allis (EX.Main.EX40.1.54)
(December 1, 2013) E-mail from Kevin Allis (EX.Main.EX40.1.55)
(December 1, 2013) E-mail from Leah Lambert (EX.Main.EX40.1.56)
(December 1, 2013) E-mail from Anita Grunau (EX.Main.EX40.1.57)
(December 1, 2013) E-mail from Julie Beddoes (EX.Main.EX40.1.58)
(December 1, 2013) E-mail from Dennis Findlay (EX.Main.EX40.1.59)
(November 29, 2013) E-mail from Peter Ashby (EX.Main.EX40.1.60)
(November 30, 2013) E-mail from Glen Newbury (EX.Main.EX40.1.61)
(November 30, 2013) E-mail from Shawn Dinn (EX.Main.EX40.1.62)
(November 30, 2013) E-mail from Talia Erlich (EX.Main.EX40.1.63)
(November 30, 2013) E-mail from Brian Brown and Laurel Rowbotham (EX.Main.EX40.1.64)
(November 30, 2013) E-mail from Alastair Dickson (EX.Main.EX40.1.65)
(November 30, 2013) E-mail from Angela Jackson (EX.Main.EX40.1.66)
(November 30, 2013) E-mail from Peter Newman and Susan Warner Keene (EX.Main.EX40.1.67)
(November 30, 2013) E-mail from Corrie Galloway (EX.Main.EX40.1.68)
(November 30, 2013) E-mail from Angela Jackson (EX.Main.EX40.1.69)
(December 1, 2013) E-mail from Anne O'Callaghan (EX.Main.EX40.1.70)
(December 1, 2013) E-mail from April Hickox (EX.Main.EX40.1.71)
(December 1, 2013) E-mail from Dave Fernandes, Founder and CEO, MintLeaf Software Inc. (EX.Main.EX40.1.72)
(December 1, 2013) E-mail from Dawn Brennan (EX.Main.EX40.1.73)
(December 1, 2013) E-mail from Rachel Doran (EX.Main.EX40.1.74)
(December 1, 2013) E-mail from Masha Ostrovsky (EX.Main.EX40.1.75)
(December 1, 2013) E-mail from Janet Cornfield (EX.Main.EX40.1.76)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from Elizabeth Griffin (EX.Main.EX40.1.77)
(December 1, 2013) E-mail from Bill Freeman (EX.Main.EX40.1.78)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from Kathy De Bruyne (EX.Main.EX40.1.79)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from Chris Thompson (EX.Main.EX40.1.80)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from Rev. James Holzbauer (EX.Main.EX40.1.81)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from Mary Brock (EX.Main.EX40.1.82)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from Sarah Ives (EX.Main.EX40.1.83)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from Udo Kaul (EX.Main.EX40.1.84)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from William Roberts (EX.Main.EX40.1.85)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from Phylis Coles, President, Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association (EX.Main.EX40.1.86)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from Kevin Allis (EX.Main.EX40.1.87)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from Nicholas Singh, President, Swansea Area Ratepayers Association (EX.Main.EX40.1.88)
(December 3, 2013) E-mail from Andrew Silcock (EX.Main.EX40.1.89)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from Land Over Landings (EX.Main.EX40.1.90)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from Dennis Bryant (EX.Main.EX40.1.91)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from Lorna Milne (EX.Main.EX40.1.92)
(December 3, 2013) E-mail from E. L. Cramp, Secretary, High Park Residents' Association (EX.Main.EX40.1.93)
(December 3, 2013) E-mail from Regina Virgo (EX.Main.EX40.1.94)
(December 3, 2013) E-mail from Wendy Hardy (EX.Main.EX40.1.95)
(December 3, 2013) E-mail from Michael Harrison (EX.Main.EX40.1.96)
(November 21, 2013) Letter from Denys Jones, Commodore the National Yacht Club (EX.Main.EX40.1.97)
(December 3, 2013) Letter from George Hume, West Don Lands Committee (EX.Main.EX40.1.98)
(December 4, 2013) Letter from Eliza Moore (EX.Main.EX40.1.99)
(December 3, 2013) E-mail from Patti Hughes (EX.Main.EX40.1.100)
(December 3, 2013) Letter from Tom Litto, Chair, Harbourfront Community Centre (EX.Main.EX40.1.101)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Bruna Nota (EX.Main.EX40.1.102)
(December 3, 2013) Letter from Lesley Monette (EX.Main.EX40.1.103)
(December 3, 2013) E-mail from Lili Enarson (EX.Main.EX40.1.104)
(December 3, 2013) E-mail from Ellen Larsen (EX.Main.EX40.1.105)
(December 3, 2013) E-mail from Peter Ashby (EX.Main.EX40.1.106)
(December 3, 2013) E-mail from Tito Faria (EX.Main.EX40.1.107)
(December 3, 2013) E-mail from Mary Anderson (EX.Main.EX40.1.108)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Eric Malcolmson (EX.Main.EX40.1.109)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Peter Robertson (EX.Main.EX40.1.110)
(December 4, 2013) Letter from Paul Scrivener, Director of External Affairs, The Toronto Industry Network (EX.Main.EX40.1.111)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Sean Gallagher (EX.Main.EX40.1.112)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Daniel Wilson (EX.Main.EX40.1.113)
(December 4, 2013) Letter from Dianne Usher, President, Toronto Real Estate Board (EX.Main.EX40.1.114)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Carole A. Zaza (EX.Main.EX40.1.115)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Sean Gallagher (EX.Main.EX40.1.116)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Andrea Stark (EX.Main.EX40.1.117)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Lily S. May (EX.Main.EX40.1.118)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Timothy Egan (EX.Main.EX40.1.119)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Dan Bordun (EX.Main.EX40.1.120)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Gene Desfor (EX.Main.EX40.1.121)
(December 2, 2013) Letter from Janet Ecker, President and CEO, Toronto Financial Services Alliance (EX.Main.EX40.1.122)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Pippa Feinstein (EX.Main.EX40.1.123)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from Grant Humes, Executive Director, Toronto Financial District (EX.Main.EX40.1.124)
(December 2, 2013) E-mail from Mark Wilson, Chair and John Campbell, President and CEO, WaterfrontToronto (EX.Main.EX40.1.125)
(December 3, 2013) E-mail from Tony Elenis (EX.Main.EX40.1.126)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Dennis Bartels (EX.Main.EX40.1.127)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Susan Wolfraim (EX.Main.EX40.1.128)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Katherine Wright (EX.Main.EX40.1.129)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Jacquie Bateman (EX.Main.EX40.1.130)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Code Blue TO Coalition (EX.Main.EX40.1.131)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Tarek Wassef (EX.Main.EX40.1.132)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Terry O'Connor (EX.Main.EX40.1.133)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Kim Wright, fowarding 23 communications from various organizations (EX.Main.EX40.1.134)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Gaye Jackson (EX.Main.EX40.1.135)
(December 14, 2013) E-mail from Barbara Landau (EX.Main.EX40.1.136)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Max Fleming (EX.Main.EX40.1.137)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Jason P Chrysomilides (EX.Main.EX40.1.138)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Hannah Silverman (EX.Main.EX40.1.139)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Peter Edelmayer (EX.Main.EX40.1.140)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Charlotte deHeinrich and Roger Abbott (EX.Main.EX40.1.141)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from J Reitsma (EX.Main.EX40.1.142)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Sylvia Argandar (EX.Main.EX40.1.143)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Timothy Egan (EX.Main.EX40.1.144)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Jessica Rudolph (EX.Main.EX40.1.145)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Shelley Wine (EX.Main.EX40.1.146)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Greg Chapman (EX.Main.EX40.1.147)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Stephanie Tjelios (EX.Main.EX40.1.148)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Peter Epstein (EX.Main.EX40.1.149)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Michael Pott (EX.Main.EX40.1.150)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Lindsay Stead (EX.Main.EX40.1.151)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Jim Breen (EX.Main.EX40.1.152)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Carolanne MacLean (EX.Main.EX40.1.153)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Wendy Wildfong (EX.Main.EX40.1.154)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Sonja Chamberlain and Doug Chamberlain (EX.Main.EX40.1.155)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Corinne Moore (EX.Main.EX40.1.156)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Michael Colgrass (EX.Main.EX40.1.157)
(December 22, 2013) E-mail from Helen Daniel (EX.Main.EX40.1.158)
(January 25, 2014) E-mail from Carole Zaza (EX.Main.EX40.1.159)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Sue Payne (EX.Main.EX40.1.160)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Stanley Owen Roth, Vice President, International Government Relations, Boeing International (EX.Main.EX40.1.161)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Schuster Gindin (EX.Main.EX40.1.162)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Robert Dirstein (EX.Main.EX40.1.163)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Peter S. Robertson (EX.Main.EX40.1.164)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Linda Graham (EX.Main.EX40.1.165)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from M B (Bluebell) Planck (EX.Main.EX40.1.166)
(January 18, 2014) E-mail from Judith Nagata (EX.Main.EX40.1.167)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Nicholas Elson (EX.Main.EX40.1.168)
(December 6, 2013) E-mail from Michael Chaves (EX.Main.EX40.1.169)
(December 6, 2013) E-mail from Gregory John Wall (EX.Main.EX40.1.170)
(December 21, 2013) E-mail from David Gilbert (EX.Main.EX40.1.171)
(December 7, 2013) E-mail from Lisa Arsenault (EX.Main.EX40.1.172)
(December 11, 2013) E-mail from Jay Bennett (EX.Main.EX40.1.173)
(December 24, 2013) E-mail from Don Hood (EX.Main.EX40.1.174)
(January 31, 2014) E-mail from Norm Kelly, Deputy Mayor (EX.Main.EX40.1.175)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-45304.pdf)

(January 29, 2014) E-mail from Peter S. Robertson (EX.Main.EX40.1.176)
(January 30, 2014) E-mail from Rosalind Ross (EX.Main.EX40.1.177)
(January 30, 2014) E-mail from John McLeod (EX.Main.EX40.1.178)
(January 28, 2014) E-mail from Brian Kim (EX.Main.EX40.1.179)
(January 30, 2014) E-mail from Garry Baker (EX.Main.EX40.1.180)
(January 30, 2014) E-mail from Derek Slorach (EX.Main.EX40.1.181)
(February 3, 2014) E-mail from Max Fleming (EX.Main.EX40.1.182)
(February 3, 2014) E-mail from Mary and Kenneth Lund (EX.Main.EX40.1.183)
(February 8, 2014) E-mail from Sarah Miller (EX.Main.EX40.1.184)
(February 8, 2014) E-mail from Judith Nagata (EX.Main.EX40.1.185)
(February 15, 2014) E-mail from Michael Mushet (EX.Main.EX40.1.186)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Carol Wilding, Toronto Region Board of Trade  (EX.New.EX40.1.187)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-45750.pdf)

(March 14, 2014) E-mail from Andy Spear (EX.Main.EX40.1.188)
(February 26, 2014) E-mail from David Bounsall (EX.Main.EX40.1.189)
(January 27, 2014) E-mail from Sarah Miller (EX.Main.EX40.1.190)
(March 1, 2014) E-mail from Rolande Kendal (EX.Main.EX40.1.191)
(March 4, 2014) E-mail from Gwen Lannaman, Board President and Reverend Wayne Walder, Minister, Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, submitted by Sarah Miller (EX.Main.EX40.1.192)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-45757.pdf)

(March 4, 2014) E-mail from Rachael Factor, Communications Co-ordinator, Porter Airlines Inc., forwarding various letters (EX.Main.EX40.1.193)
(March 5, 2014) E-mail from Lee Adamson (EX.Main.EX40.1.194)
(March 7, 2014) E-mail from Nancy Kitagawa (EX.Main.EX40.1.195)
(March 8, 2014) E-mail from Linda Poirier (EX.Main.EX40.1.196)
(March 9, 2014) E-mail from Tara Wilkins (EX.Main.EX40.1.197)
(March 9, 2014) E-mail from David Chan (EX.Main.EX40.1.198)
(March 9, 2014) E-mail from Michael Szego (EX.Main.EX40.1.199)
(March 9, 2014) E-mail from Ned Yuzefowich (EX.Main.EX40.1.200)
(March 9, 2014) E-mail from Mike and Misha Perozak (EX.Main.EX40.1.201)
(March 10, 2014) E-mail from Will O'Hara (EX.Main.EX40.1.202)
(March 5, 2014) E-mail from Andre Milne (EX.Main.EX40.1.203)
(March 10, 2014) E-mail from Mark McQueen, Chairman (EX.Main.EX40.1.204)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-45829.pdf)

(March 10, 2014) E-mail from Uwais Patel (EX.Main.EX40.1.205)
(March 11, 2014) E-mail from Veljko Veljovic (EX.Main.EX40.1.206)
(March 12, 2014) E-mail from Winfried Fruehauf (EX.Main.EX40.1.207)
(March 12, 2014) E-mail from Vera Kozel (EX.Main.EX40.1.208)
(March 12, 2014) E-mail from Gail Willoughby (EX.Main.EX40.1.209)
(March 12, 2014) E-mail from Jeff Holloway (EX.Main.EX40.1.210)
(March 12, 2014) E-mail from John Wilkinson (EX.Main.EX40.1.211)
(March 12, 2014) E-mail from Martin E. Gerwin and Judith A. Rutledge, Co-Chairs, Mimico Lakeshore Network (MLN) Steering Committee (EX.Main.EX40.1.212)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-45870.pdf)

(March 13, 2014) E-mail from Marc Koplowitz (EX.Main.EX40.1.213)
(March 17, 2014) E-mail from Timothy Donaghey (EX.Supp.EX40.1.214)
(March 18, 2014) E-mail from Hoan Nguyen-Quang (EX.Supp.EX40.1.215)
(March 18, 2014) E-mail from Jimmy M. Tsaparis (EX.Supp.EX40.1.216)
(March 18, 2014) E-mail from Jean MacPhail (EX.Supp.EX40.1.217)
(March 17, 2014) E-mail from Stig Harvor (EX.Supp.EX40.1.218)
(March 17, 2014) E-mail from Garry Baker (EX.Supp.EX40.1.219)
(March 18, 2014) E-mail from Aideen O'Brien (EX.Supp.EX40.1.220)
(March 18, 2014) E-mail from Cathy White (EX.Supp.EX40.1.221)
(March 18, 2014) E-mail from Carolyn Howard  (EX.Supp.EX40.1.222)
(March 18, 2014) E-mail from Simon Lawrence  (EX.Supp.EX40.1.223)
(March 18, 2014) E-mail from Madeleine Cole (EX.Supp.EX40.1.224)
(March 19, 2014) E-mail from Bob Riddell  (EX.Supp.EX40.1.225)
(March 19, 2014) E-mail from Helen Stratigos (EX.Supp.EX40.1.226)
(March 19, 2014) E-mail from Richard Reinert (EX.Supp.EX40.1.227)
(March 19, 2014) E-mail from Mary and Joel Rochon (EX.Supp.EX40.1.228)
(March 19, 2014) E-mail from Shahvir Irani (EX.Supp.EX40.1.229)
(March 19, 2014) E-mail from Linda McKnight (EX.Supp.EX40.1.230)
(March 19, 2014) E-mail from Bruna Nota (EX.Supp.EX40.1.231)
(March 15, 2014) E-mail from Pino Ruggiero (EX.Supp.EX40.1.232)
(March 17, 2014) E-mail from Stan Shibinsky (EX.Supp.EX40.1.233)
(March 19, 2014) E-mail from Peter Keyser (EX.Supp.EX40.1.234)
(March 19, 2014) E-mail from Kevin Psutka (EX.Supp.EX40.1.235)
(March 19, 2014) E-mail from Sarah Peebles (EX.Supp.EX40.1.236)
(March 19, 2014) E-mail from J Harding (EX.Supp.EX40.1.237)
(March 20, 2014) E-mail from Helen Armstrong (EX.Supp.EX40.1.238)
(March 20, 2014) E-mail from Akif Unal (EX.New.EX40.1.239)
(March 20, 2014) E-mail from Henry Piersig  (EX.New.EX40.1.240)
(March 20, 2014) E-mail from Emily Martinez (EX.New.EX40.1.241)
(March 20, 2014) E-mail from John Dickson (EX.New.EX40.1.242)
(March 21, 2014) E-mail from Patricia Halpin  (EX.New.EX40.1.243)
(March 21, 2014) E-mail from Bruna Nota  (EX.New.EX40.1.244)
(March 21, 2014) E-mail from Jeff Hedrich  (EX.New.EX40.1.245)
(March 21, 2014) E-mail from Francine Ruggles  (EX.New.EX40.1.246)
(March 21, 2014) E-mail from Grant Humes, Toronto Financial District (EX.New.EX40.1.247)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-45984.pdf)

(March 21, 2014) E-mail from Lacey Shay (EX.New.EX40.1.248)
(March 21, 2014) E-mail from Nicola Joy  (EX.New.EX40.1.249)
(March 20, 2014) E-mail from Joe Orecchio, Business Events Industry Coalition of Canada  (EX.New.EX40.1.250)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-46005.pdf)

(March 24, 2014) Letter from Paul Bedford, David Crombie, Jack Diamond, Anne Golden and Ken Greenberg (EX.New.EX40.1.251)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-46006.pdf)

(March 21, 2014) E-mail from Bruce March  (EX.New.ex40.1.252)
(March 24, 2014) Letter from Hamish Wilson  (EX.New.EX40.1.253)
(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Mike Perozak (EX.New.EX40.1.254)
(March 21, 2014) E-mail from Kevin Allis (EX.New.EX40.1.255)
(March 21, 2014) E-mail from Bruno Aubin  (EX.New.EX40.1.256)
(March 21, 2014) E-mail from Paul O'Connell  (EX.New.EX40.1.257)
(March 22, 2014) E-mail from Vince Patki (EX.New.EX40.1.258)
(March 22, 2014) E-mail from David Smiley (EX.New.EX40.1.259)
(March 22, 2014) E-mail from Nancy Beiman (EX.New.EX40.1.260)
(March 23, 2014) E-mail from Jordan Grant  (EX.New.ex40.1.261)
(March 23, 2014) E-mail from Sian Burgess  (EX.New.EX40.1.262)
(March 23, 2014) E-mail from Margaret Norman (EX.New.EX40.1.263)
(March 23, 2014) E-mail from Manuel Buchwald (EX.New.EX40.1.264)
(March 23, 2014) E-mail from Steven Chyzzy (EX.New.EX40.1.265)
(March 23, 2014) E-mail from Nicholas Lang  (EX.New.EX40.1.266)
(March 23, 2014) E-mail from Elaine Jones (EX.New.EX40.1.267)
(March 23, 2014) E-mail from JOHN C. ROSE  (EX.New.EX40.1.268)
(March 23, 2014) E-mail from Annalee Orr (EX.New.EX40.1.269)
(March 23, 2014) E-mail from Greig Holder (EX.New.EX40.1.270)
(March 23, 2014) E-mail from Stephen Dunn  (EX.New.EX40.1.271)
(March 23, 2014) E-mail from Kristine Connidis  (EX.New.EX40.1.272)
(March 23, 2014) E-mail from Peter Venton  (EX.New.EX40.1.273)
(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Alex Schmidt (EX.New.EX40.1.274)
(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Keith McCallum  (EX.New.EX40.1.275)
(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Franco Gallo  (EX.New.EX40.1.276)
(March 22, 2014) E-mail from Walter Kehm  (EX.New.EX40.1.277)
(March 23, 2014) E-mail from Frances Ford  (EX.New.ex40.1.278)
(March 23, 2014) E-mail from Ashley Steinfeld (EX.New.EX40.1.279)
(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Leslie Gooding (EX.New.EX40.1.280)
(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Scott Lynch  (EX.New.EX40.1.281)
(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Andrew Smith (EX.New.EX40.1.282)
(March 14, 2014) E-mail from Rachael Factor, Communications Co-ordinator, Porter Airlines Inc., forwarding various letters (EX.New.EX40.1.283)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-46052.pdf)

(March 24, 2014) Letter from Paul Bedford, David Crombie, Jack Diamond, Anne Golden and Ken Greenberg (EX.New.EX40.1.284)
(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Walter H. Kehm (EX.New.EX40.1.285)
(March 24, 2014) Letter from Chris Bolton, Chair, Toronto Disctrict School Board and Ward Trustee (EX.New.EX40.1.286)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-46066.pdf)

(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Susan Wolfraim (EX.New.EX40.1.287)
(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Braz Menezes, York Quay Neighbourhood Association (EX.New.EX40.1.288)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-46067.pdf)

(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Michael Shelley (EX.New.EX40.1.289)
(October 7, 2013) Letter from Keith T. Scott, Vice President, Federation of Canadian Naturists (EX.Main.EX40.1.290)
(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Carole Wilson (EX.New.EX40.1.291)
(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Ian Mohammed (EX.New.EX40.1.292)
(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Elaine Jones (EX.Main.EX40.1.293)
(March 17, 2014) Letter from Brian Bailey, President, Citizen Concerned About the Futue of the Etobicoke Waterfront (CCFEW) (EX.New.EX40.1.294)
(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Gerard Paraghamian (EX.New.EX40.1.295)
(March 25, 2014) E-mail from Elizabeth and Steven Rose (EX.New.EX40.1.296)
(March 25, 2014) Submission from Michael Koscec (EX.New.EX40.1.297)
(March 24, 2014) Letter from Jerry Dias, National President, Unifor (EX.New.EX40.1.298)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-46078.pdf)

(March 25, 2014) E-mail from Joan Prowse, Arcadia Housing Co-op BQNA Representative (EX.New.EX40.1.299)
(March 24, 2014) E-mail from Sam Tassone (EX.New.EX40.1.300)
(March 25, 2014) E-mail from Brent Baldock (EX.New.EX40.1.301)
(March 24, 2014) E-mail from John Horvath (EX.New.EX40.1.302)
(March 25, 2014) E-mail from Jonathon F. Stanton (EX.New.EX40.1.303)
(March 25, 2014) Submission from Miriam Garfinkle (EX.Main.EX40.1.304)
(March 25, 2014) Submission from Alex Giannelia (EX.Main.EX40.1.305)
(March 25, 2014) E-mail from John Taranu  (EX.New.EX40.1.306)
(March 25, 2014) E-mail from Tamara L. Olson  (EX.New.EX40.1.307)
(March 25, 2014) E-mail from Gerald Cattouse (EX.New.EX40.1.308)
(March 25, 2014) Submission from Janice Solomon (EX.New.EX40.1.309)
(March 25, 2014) E-mail from Emily Anderson  (EX.New.EX40.1.310)
(March 25, 2014) E-mail from M R Russell (EX.New.EX40.1.311)
(March 25, 2014) E-mail from Bruna Gasparetto and Gordon Brand  (EX.New.EX40.1.312)
(March 25, 2014) Submission from Graham Finlay Mudge (EX.New.EX40.1.313)
(March 25, 2014) Submission from Louis Kestler (EX.New.EX40.1.314)
(March 25, 2014) Submission from David Smiley (EX.New.EX40.1.315 )
(March 25, 2014) E-mail from Don Logie (EX.New.EX40.1.316)
(March 25, 2014) Submission from Tom Driedger (EX.New.EX40.1.317)
(March 25, 2014) Letter from Fitti Lourenco (EX.New.EX40.1.318)
(March 25, 2014) Submission from Hugh Duthie (EX.New.EX40.1.319)
(March 25, 2014) E-mail from Trevor Palaschuk (EX.New.EX40.1.320)
(March 25, 2014) E-mail from Ivano Corriero (EX.New.EX40.1.321)
(March 25, 2014) Petition from Anshul Kapoor, NoJetsTO, submitting 13,000 signatures (EX.New.EX40.1.322)

1a Request to Amend the Tripartite Agreement for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Origin
(January 30, 2014) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B
Recommendations

The Deputy City Manager, Cluster B recommends that:

 

1.         Executive Committee defer the item to a special meeting of Executive Committee in March, at the call of the Chair.

Summary

This report provides a further update on the review of the request by Porter Airlines for an exemption to the commercial jet-powered aircraft ban at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) and related runway extensions. This request would require amending the 1983 Tripartite Agreement between the City of Toronto, Toronto Port Authority (TPA) and Government of Canada.

 

Staff provided a final report on this request to the December 5, 2013 Executive Committee meeting.  Executive Committee deferred consideration and public presentations to the February 4, 2014 Executive Committee meeting, or to a special meeting at the call of the Chair.  Staff were unable to schedule a special meeting in January 2014. 

 

Since December, in response to the final staff report, consultant reports and public consultations, the Toronto Port Authority has provided new information.  Staff also held an additional public consultation meeting.   In order to review and assess the new information that has been provided and the additional public input received, staff are recommending that consideration of this matter be deferred to a special meeting of Executive Committee in March, at the call of the Chair.

Financial Impact

The recommendation contained in this report has no financial impact.

Background Information
(January 30, 2014) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, on Request to Amend the Tripartite Agreement for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66851.pdf)

(January 23, 2014) Appendix 1a - Letter from Gene Cabral, Toronto Port Authority Executive Vice President, to Chris Dunn, Project Manager, Waterfront Secretariat
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66852.pdf)

(January 10, 2014) Appendix 1b - Letter from James Lindsey, Director, Aviation, WSP Canada Inc. - 131-16853-00 Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - City of Toronto On-Going Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66854.pdf)

(January 13, 2014) Appendix 1c - Letter from James Lindsey addressed to Mr. Geoffrey Wilson, President and CEO - Revisions to BBTCA Airport Master Plan to Reflect CS100 Operations Toronto Port Authority
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66855.pdf)

(January 16, 2014) Appendix 1d - Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Draft Master Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66856.pdf)

(January 16, 2014) Appendix 1e - Memo from Claudio Covelli - Review of BAs Transportation Assessment of Proposed Jet Activity Summary Report, November 27, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66857.pdf)

(January 16, 2014) Appendix 1f - TPA Proposed BBTCA Transportation Infrastructure Improvements-Draft for Discussion
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66858.pdf)

(January 23, 2014) Appendix 1g - Letter from Gene Cabral, Executive Vice-President, TPA-Summary of Items Raised in City Staff Report and Public Consultation Meetings - Porter Airlines Request on Jet Aircraft and Airport Redevelopment at BBTCA
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66859.pdf)

(January 24, 2014) Appendix 2 - Letter from Geoffrey Wilson, Toronto Port Authority President and Chief Executive Officer, to John Livey, Deputy City Manager, Cluster B
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-66853.pdf)


1b Request to Amend the Tripartite Agreement for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - Supplementary Report
Origin
(March 19, 2014) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B
Recommendations

The Deputy City Manager, Cluster B recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B to negotiate with the Toronto Port Authority and Transport Canada the following phased framework for managing growth at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport:

 

a.         Phase One:

 

i.          annual origin/destination passenger cap of 2.4 million;

ii.         peak hour flight (slot) cap of 16;

iii.        peak hour origin/destination passenger cap of 884; and

iv.        daily flight (slot) cap of 202.

 

b.         Phase Two:

 

i.          annual origin/destination passenger cap of 2.7 million;

ii.         peak hour flight (slot) cap of 20;

iii.        peak hour origin/destination passenger cap of 1,178; and

iv.        daily flight (slot) cap of 202.

 

c.         Phase Three: passenger and flight (slot) caps, based on transportation capacity, community impacts and experience with the Phases One and Two.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, to negotiate with the Toronto Port Authority and Transport Canada the conditions precedent of the phased framework for managing growth at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, that include but are not limited to:

 

a.         Phase One:

 

i.          commencement of an Airport Master Plan, runway extensions environmental assessment and runway extensions detailed design;

ii.         implementation of the following measures:

 

1.         implementation of passenger wayfinding and route planning tools for users of the airport;

2.         taxi operational adjustments to achieve increased passenger efficiency;

3.         enhancement of shuttle service to achieve an increased modal split and regular monitoring and reporting of shuttle usage to the City;

4.         implementation of traffic monitoring for Eireann Quay and reporting to the City;

5.         implementation of an airport noise monitoring system and reporting protocol;

6.         implementation of restrictions on ground-based airport noise;

7.         review of deicing and chemical management programs;

8.         implementation of air quality monitoring and reporting to the City;

9.         construction of aircraft run-up barrier or enclosure and alternate procedures for mitigating run-up noise in the interim;

 

iii.        a robust plan for public and stakeholder input into all planning exercises, including the Airport Master Plan and runway extensions environmental assessment;

iv.        participation in the Official Plan review and Bathurst Quay Precinct Plan study process (to be led by the City); and

v.         Toronto Port Authority and Transport Canada letters to confirm full participation in the above.

 

b.         Phase Two:

 

i.          amendments to the Tripartite Agreement to require annual Noise Exposure Forecast monitoring and reporting by Transport Canada to the City;

ii.         completion of a new Airport Master Plan by the Toronto Port Authority, aligned with the City's new Bathurst Quay Precinct Plan and Official Plan;

iii.        a revised set of Official Plan policies for the airport;

iv.        completion of an environmental assessment for the proposed runway extensions consistent with the letter dated February 27, 2014 from the Toronto Port Authority, with scope and components to be finalized to the City's satisfaction;

v.         a final Code 3 airport runway design, including all modifications to airside facilities, acceptable to Transport Canada, with no changes to the airport's Marine Exclusion Zones as currently configured, that would materially encroach on the Western Shipping Channel;

vi.        certification of the Bombardier CS-100 or similar aircraft for operation at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, and confirmation that such aircraft would meet the noise restrictions contained in the Tripartite Agreement, secured through provision of a remodelled Noise Exposure Forecast 25 Contour;

vii.       funding for groundside traffic and community infrastructure improvements, to the agreement of all parties and in keeping with the findings of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport review, Eireann Quay Strategic Transportation Study and Bathurst Quay Precinct Plan;

viii.      endowment of a community benefit fund for public realm improvements, housing noise reduction retrofits, and any other noise reduction opportunities;

ix.        construction management plans for the proposed runway extensions and related work, designed to mitigate community impact (especially overnight);

x.         mechanisms for airport operations monitoring and dispute resolution;

xi.        enhanced remedies for non-compliance; and

xii.       such other terms and conditions as deemed necessary by the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, in consultation with the City Solicitor.

 

c.         Phase Three:

 

i.          funding for additional groundside traffic and community infrastructure improvements, to the agreement of all parties;

ii.         advancement of, and coordination with, appropriate public transit improvements, including the Western Waterfront Light Rail Transit;

iii.        coordination of transportation infrastructure to improve access and egress of airport passengers with plans for the Canada Malting site redevelopment; and

iv.        such other terms and conditions as deemed necessary by the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, in consultation with the City Solicitor.

 

3.         City Council request the Toronto Port Authority to submit a letter confirming the agency's commitment to managing growth at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport through caps and phasing. The Toronto Port Authority should confirm:

 

a.         its commitment to satisfy the conditions precedent for Phase One; and

 

b.         its willingness to negotiate required Tripartite Agreement amendments and any other agreements for Phase Two and Phase Three approvals.

 

4.         City Council request the Government of Canada (represented by the Minister of Transport) to submit a letter confirming the government's commitment to managing growth at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport through caps and phasing, and their engagement in negotiating required Tripartite Agreement amendments for Phase Two and Phase Three approvals.

 

5.         City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, to report back to the Executive Committee with the outcome of the negotiations including all recommended Tripartite Agreement amendments.

 

6.         City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, to undertake further studies and consultations that may be necessary arising from this review.

 

7.         City Council request the Chief Planner to report back to Planning and Growth Management Committee and Council on alignment of the Airport Master Plan with the City's policies and objectives, the Official Plan and the Bathurst Quay Precinct Plan.

 

8.         That the Executive Committee receive for information all recommendations from the November 21, 2013 staff report on Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

Summary

This report provides a further update on the review of Porter Airlines' request for an exemption to the commercial jet-powered aircraft ban at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) and two 200 metre extensions to the main east/west Runway 08/26. The request would require amending the 1983 Tripartite Agreement between the City of Toronto, Toronto Port Authority (TPA) and Government of Canada (represented by Transport Canada) that governs the operation of the airport.

 

Considerable effort has been made by staff and stakeholders to evaluate this proposal (studies, meetings, etc.).  Several key requirements are necessary to permit consideration of amendments to the Tripartite Agreement.  They include, but are not limited to, the following: an environmental assessment of the runway extensions; a detailed design for the runway with taxiway configurations; a method of construction for these facilities; and Transport Canada confirmation that the design and operating procedures of the airport will not materially alter the Marine Exclusion Zone (MEZ) and will fall within the Noise Exposure Forecast (NEF) 25 Contour.  In addition, the City must update and re-frame its Official Plan policies to guide the future form, scale and scope of the airport, as well as its relationship to other uses in the Central Waterfront.

 

In order to frame negotiations with the TPA and Transport Canada going forward, staff are recommending a specific list of requirements tied to a phasing framework with airport passenger volume and flight slot caps, that will be necessary for consideration of any amendments to the Tripartite Agreement. The contents of this report are meant to frame the discussion for Council to give clear direction in bringing this matter to a conclusion.  Accordingly, staff are seeking a mandate from Council on these specific requirements to avoid any ambiguity on what will be required in order to have Council decide on amendments to the Tripartite Agreement.

 

Staff are proposing a framework that will place limits (caps) on airport passenger volumes and the number of daily and hourly flight slots in order to address issues raised in the November 21, 2013 staff report. The caps are designed to link the airport's growth and passenger volumes to the capacity of groundside transportation and community infrastructure, and to ensure that the airport's operations are conducted in a way that best recognizes and respects its location in the Central Waterfront.

 

If passenger and flight caps are not implemented at BBTCA, under current restrictions and without the introduction of jets, passenger volumes could continue to increase from the current 2.3 million passengers per year (2 million local, referred to as origin/destination or "O/D", and 300,000 transfer) to approximately 3.8 million, without adequate measures to mitigate effects.  Slots could also be increased from the current voluntary cap of 202 per day to an unknown number, provided the increase complies with the NEF 25 Contour as required by the Tripartite Agreement.

 

If there is no commitment between the Tripartite Agreement signatories to pursue caps at the airport, there will be little sense in further consideration of airport expansion beyond the current terms of the Tripartite Agreement.

 

Staff have undertaken this review without regard for which airline(s) operate(s) at BBTCA. The decision on the future of the airport must be airline agnostic and should be based on the best interests of the airport and the City over the long term.

 

The proposed caps are based on forecasted passenger volumes and local road capacity. Increases to the cap levels are tied to improvements and investments in groundside infrastructure, and improved performance of other modes of transportation to BBTCA such as transit and shuttle bus.

 

The City requires confidence that the other signatories to the Tripartite Agreement will deliver on a commitment to co-develop a growth management framework for BBTCA with the City. In addition to caps at the airport, the City will require commitments from the TPA and Transport Canada to address issues such as noise management, traffic, flight paths, chemical/fuel management, community improvements, ongoing consultation, curfew hours, and other matters that have been identified as measures to improve conditions for the adjacent neighbourhood and waterfront community. These issues must be addressed prior to Council's consideration of any amendments to permit jet-powered aircraft and runway extensions at the airport.

 

The recommendations contained within this report outline a stepped process for entering into negotiations with the signatories to amend the Tripartite Agreement. The first step would be for Council to authorize staff to enter into negotiations. Once this is complete, the City would secure letters from the TPA and Transport Canada that confirm their willingness to negotiate the required Tripartite Agreement amendments. In the case of the TPA, the agency would also commit to satisfy the conditions precedent associated with Phase One of the framework.

 

The TPA, working collaboratively with the City and Transport Canada, would then deliver on the conditions precedent associated with Phase Two of the framework. This Phase includes a significant amount of work to be undertaken by the TPA in conjunction with Transport Canada. The TPA would complete a new Airport Master Plan, undertake an environmental assessment, prepare a detailed runway design that confirms the position of the MEZ and continued compliance with the NEF 25 Contour.

 

Together then, the City, TPA and Transport Canada would negotiate proposed changes to the Tripartite Agreement.  Staff would report back to Council on the results of the negotiations in a comprehensive report on the final framework for phasing with caps (and conditions precedent).  This framework would replace the current jet and runway extension bans.

 

Phase Three negotiations would be more complex and, consequently, would take some time to resolve. The parties would have to integrate future plans for BBTCA with those for the Canada Malting site and Western Waterfront LRT. Phase Three negotiations would benefit from the monitoring of Phase Two operations and will be informed by the experience of the jets in practice. The City would be looking to see demonstrated improvement to airport operations as it affects the community and the traffic and pedestrian circulation in the area. Phase Three would involve a further staff report to Council on proposed amendments to the Tripartite Agreement, including securing the necessary funding for groundside transportation and community infrastructure, and consideration of revising the 2033 timeframe to a date necessary to recover such costs.

 

There are significant studies that the TPA must complete such as the environmental assessment, detailed runway design and updated airport master plan before staff could recommend any amendments to the Tripartite Agreement. This work will take the rest of 2014 to complete. A report to Council would target 2015. Further, certification of the Bombardier CS-100 aircraft is not expected until 2015.

 

Table 1: Summary of Proposed Phased Framework for Managing Growth

 

April 2014 Council Authorization to Negotiate

Upon Receipt of Letters from TPA and Transport Canada Confirming Engagement

  • caps BBTCA to 2.4 million O/D passengers and 202 daily flight slots under existing runway and aircraft permissions, with hourly flight and slot caps;

Phase One

Address Current Operational Impacts

  • commencement of an updated Airport Master Plan, environmental assessment for runway extensions, area planning study and detailed runway design;
  • requirement for a series of immediate operational impact mitigation strategies to improve traffic, environmental impacts and noise management; and
  • requirement for an improved community engagement and accountability strategy for the airport.

Phase Two

Provide Details of Runway Extension and Jet Proposal

 

Negotiate Tripartite Agreement Amendments

  • complete an updated Airport Master Plan, area planning study and any required Official Plan Amendments;
  • complete environmental assessment of runway extensions, runway design accepted by Transport Canada;
  • confirmation of no material impact to Marine Exclusion Zones;
  • confirmation of groundside infrastructure and community benefit funding; and
  • certification of CS-100 aircraft for use at BBTCA.

Staff Report Back to Council to Authorize Tripartite Agreement Amendments to Permit Jets and Runway Extensions, with Conditions

If approved by Council, satisfaction of all Phase 2 conditions would result in permissions for runway extensions and jet aircraft operation at BBTCA provided:

  • annual passengers are capped at 2.7 million O/D passengers and daily flight slots to 202, with hourly passenger and slot caps; and
  • Council approves the implementing Tripartite Agreement amendments.

Phase Three

Long-term Growth Management

  • advancement of long-term transit improvements, including Western Waterfront LRT plans;
  • confirmation of Canada Malting Site plans;
  • funding for additional groundside traffic and community improvements; and
  • review of Tripartite Agreement extension beyond 2033.

Staff Report Back to Council to Authorize Tripartite Agreement Amendments to Permit Increases to Caps

  • new caps: annual and peak hour passenger, and daily and peak hour slot (to be determined through Airport Master Planning process); and
  • Tripartite Agreement amendments would require Council approval.

 

Staff have discussed the phasing framework with the TPA and Porter Airlines but there is no agreement yet on the terms and conditions. As well, Transport Canada, the public and airport stakeholders have not had the opportunity to review the proposed phasing framework and conditions. Any advancement of this framework would require not only the agreement of the Tripartite Agreement signatories but also comprehensive public and stakeholder input. Robust public and stakeholder consultation consistent with the standard in the waterfront is essential.

 

In response to the November 2013 staff report, the TPA and Porter Airlines have, since December, engaged staff in a series of positive discussions related to transportation issues, operations and passenger volumes caps. These discussions resulted in the TPA's submissions to the City on January 24, 2014 (attached to the January 30, 2014 staff report) and February 27, 2014 (attached at Appendix 1). The TPA's investment into the temporary taxi staging facility on the Canada Malting site has resulted in improved traffic conditions on Eireann Quay. In addition, the TPA has directly engaged with the Toronto District School Board to address traffic and safety concerns, and has resolved the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILTs) issue for the BBTCA with the City.

Financial Impact

The recommendations contained in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(March 19, 2014) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B on Request to Amend the Tripartite Agreement for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - Supplementary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-67608.pdf)

(February 27, 2014) Appendix 1 - Toronto Port Authority Operational Commitments Memorandum
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-67609.pdf)

(November 8, 2013) Appendix 2A - Transport Canada Correspondence, November 8, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-67610.pdf)

(March 7, 2014) Appendix 2B - Transport Canada Correspondence, March 7, 2014
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-67611.pdf)

(February 27, 2014) Appendix 3 - Toronto Port Authority Environmental Assessment Memorandum
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-67612.pdf)

(March 19, 2014) Appendix 4 - Airbiz Aviation Summary of Comparable Airports
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-67613.pdf)