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Commodity:Professional Services, Consulting Services
Description:Finch West Goods Movement Transportation Master Plan
Transportation Services requires professional planning and engineering consultant services to support the completion of a Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Finch Goods Movement study area, which is bounded by Islington Avenue, Dufferin Street, Highway 401 and Highway 407.

The purpose of the study is to undertake a comprehensive review of existing and future truck operations related to goods movement originating to and from the study area, where road and traffic operations will undergo significant change as a result of Metrolinx's implementation of the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) and other projects, including the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Project. The focus will be to assess future transportation network improvements with recommendations on potential short (quick win – 0 - 3 years), medium-term improvements (greater than 5 years) and long-term improvements (greater than 10 years requiring further study).

Metrolinx and City stakeholder consultations with businesses and the trucking industry, located along and in proximity to the Finch Avenue West corridor, revealed significant concerns that the implementation of the Finch West LRT may compromise the economic health and good functioning of nearby Employment Districts.

This study will undertake an analysis of existing conditions in the Finch Avenue West corridor, and will identify issues related to goods movement with a focus on truck operations accessing the arterial road and provincial expressway networks to and from the Emery Village and Duke Heights employment districts. The study will develop recommendations to improve goods movement and truck operations to/from and within the employment districts, along the Finch Avenue West corridor, and address the expected demands on local and provincial transportation infrastructure.

The TMP shall be prepared in accordance with section A.2.7 of the Municipal Class EA. Approach 2 of the Master Planning process (section 4.4., Appendix 4 of the Municipal Class EA) will be followed.

Metrolinx's implementation of the 11 km LRT line along the Finch Avenue West corridor between (Keele Street and Highway 27 / Humber College Boulevard) is scheduled to be completed in 2022 and will have implications to the movement of commercial vehicles along and through this corridor and in the surrounding area. Proposed goods movement strategies, recommendations and policies must fully account for the Finch West LRT.

Ultimately, this study will seek to answer what strategies and infrastructure improvements will improve the efficiency of goods movement to and from the Emery Village and Duke Heights employment districts once the Finch West LRT is operational. Understanding truck movement to and from the provincial highway network and destinations outside of the study area and along the Finch Avenue West corridor will be key to addressing this study objective.

The Study will also recommend quick win improvements and the framework in which future detailed studies and environmental assessments will be conducted to recommend and evaluate future transportation infrastructure investments including supporting policies and programs that consider goods movement needs that are consistent with the City's Official Plan and the Provincial Goods Movement Strategy. The recommended strategies resulting from this study should include but are not limited to: operational improvements and measures, identification of infrastructure improvements, TDM strategies and identification of provincial and municipal policy gaps. These recommendations will lay the groundwork for the City’s integration of goods movement and urban freight into its continuous planning process within the study area.
Call AwardCall number: 9118-18-7000
Successful bidder
and contract amount:
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Date awarded:January 23, 2019
Client division:Transportation Services
Divisional contact:Sara BradyContact phone: 416-397-4825
Issue date:June 26, 2018Closing date:September 14, 2018
at 12:00 Noon
Notes:7 Addenda
9118-18-7000 Viewing Copy.pdf (1740 Kbytes) - Posted on 06/26/2018 12:22:57 PM
Addendum 1 RFP 9118-18-7000.pdf (370 Kbytes) - Posted on 07/17/2018 02:46:50 PM
Addendum 2 RFP 9118-18-7000.pdf (37 Kbytes) - Posted on 07/25/2018 12:05:34 PM
Addendum 3 RFP 9118-18-7000.pdf (383 Kbytes) - Posted on 08/01/2018 09:13:40 AM
Addendum 4 RFP 9118-18-7000.pdf (379 Kbytes) - Posted on 08/13/2018 01:57:02 PM
Addendum 5 RFP 9118-18-7000.pdf (209 Kbytes) - Posted on 08/20/2018 03:01:11 PM
Addendum 6 RFP 9118-18-7000.pdf (156 Kbytes) - Posted on 08/30/2018 01:48:48 PM
Addendum 7 RFP 9118-18-7000.pdf (187 Kbytes) - Posted on 09/05/2018 10:26:09 AM
Buyer:Brady, SaraPhone number:416-397-4825
Email:Sara.Brady@toronto.caLocation:City Hall 19th Floor West Tower
Non-refundable document fee:
$100.00 + 13.00 HST = $113.00

Hide details for Scope of work:Scope of work:

The Vendor will be responsible for preparing a TMP in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Class EA (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015). This study will follow Approach 2 of the Master Planning Process and will meet Phase 1 and 2 requirements.

To clarify the above, the Vendor will be required to complete Phases 1 to 2 of the Municipal Class EA that identifies a preferred solution that addresses improved goods movement both in the short and long-term within the study area.

The Vendor must use skilled professionals in the design process to ensure that the recommended transportation network enhances the quality of the public realm. The streets should be designed to perform a diverse role and balance the spatial needs of existing and future users within the right-of-way. This includes pedestrians, people with mobility aids, transit, bicycles, automobiles, utilities and landscaping.

Engineering costs, property costs, known soil conditions, soil remediation and associated costs must be considered.

As part of this assignment, the Vendor will be required to:

• Undertake data collection and analysis for the Study area;

• Use Bluetooth/GPS truck movement data provided by third-party data providers, in order to support their proposal;

• Develop a multi-modal infrastructure assessment and functional designs (to 10% design – plan, profile and cross-section with a utility analysis and property/access mitigation) with a focus on goods movement that does not negatively impact the overall system and reflects infrastructure requirements for development projects. This will incorporate multiple alternative solutions and must be assessed individually and as a larger package;

• Develop shot-term quick win improvements that can be implemented with little effort or cost;

• Develop medium term improvements that do not require further EA work and can be included as part of the City's State of Good Repair program;

• Develop long term-improvements that require further EA work; and

• Complete all RFP Tasks.

It is estimated that the project should be completed within twenty four (24) months.

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