Council Highlights is an informal summary of a selection of the decisions Toronto City Council made at its recent business meeting. The City Clerk's formal documentation is available at http://www.toronto.ca/council.
May 3, 2017
As part of ongoing efforts to modernize its traffic signals, the City of Toronto has recently issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the provision of a new, adaptive ‘smart traffic signal’ system. Smart traffic signals adjust in real time to traffic volumes on the roadway. Signals can provide "green time" based on traffic conditions to better manage congestion.
The City has operated about 350 smart signals since the early 1990s, but the current system has reached the end of its service life. The City is hopeful that international experts in the area of smart signals will respond to this RFP, giving Toronto a chance to adopt the best available technology.
This RFP calls for a 30-intersection pilot project beginning in late 2017/early 2018, with the option to expand the program to up to 500 signals over the next five years if the pilot is successful.
The RFP can be accessed via the City’s call documents website at:
This news release is also available on the City's website: http://ow.ly/wQqM30bpbpt.
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April 24, 2017
The Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH) and the City of Toronto launched a public awareness campaign this morning to encourage Torontonians to challenge their perceptions of those who are currently experiencing homelessness.
April 25, 2017
As City of Toronto staff prepare an implementation strategy for an 8.5-hectare (21-acre) park in downtown Toronto, Mayor John Tory today welcomed international panellists to an urban planning symposium organized by the Urban Land Institute Toronto (ULI), “Super Park Panel – From High Line to Millennium Park: How Major Parks Transform the Urban Experience.”
April 19, 2017
A series of lane closures will take place in Toronto on Dundas Street East between Yonge Street and Church Street from April to November to allow for watermain construction work, TTC streetcar track work and road resurfacing.