Staff Report #2 – 2022 Shelter Program

Staff Report #2

April 27, 2022

To All Commissioners

Re: 2022 Shelter Program


That the Commission APPROVE the following list of warranted locations for installation of non-advertising shelters in 2022:

  1. Western south of Phillip Aziz northbound
  2. Hamilton at Highbury eastbound
  3. Cherryhill at Platts Lane westbound
  4. Dundas at Clarke eastbound
  5. Huron at Sanford eastbound
  6. Riverside at Wilson westbound
  7. Gore at Firestone eastbound
  8. Hamilton at Clarke westbound
  9. Hamilton at Crimson westbound
  10. Hamilton at Crimson eastbound
  11. Oxford west of 3M westbound
  12. Commissioners at Meadowlilly eastbound
  13. Commissioners at Meadowlilly westbound
  14. Commissioners at Highbury eastbound
  15. Pond Mills south of Bradley southbound
  16. Adelaide south east Osgoode nearside northbound
  17. Clarke at Charterhouse southbound
  18. Southdale east of Wharncliffe westbound
  19. Lighthouse at White Sands northbound
  20. Marie Currie School
  21. Capulet at Oxford southbound
  22. Wonderland at Village Green southbound
  23. Nixon at Southdale southbound
  24. Richmond at Windermere southbound
  25. 160 Cherryhill Place
  26. Fanshawe College Blvd at Fleming southbound
  27. Cherryhill at Cherryhill Blvd
  28. Sanford south of Huron southbound
  29. Proudfoot at Forest Hills westbound
  30. Wellington at Bradley southbound


On March 14, 2018, the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario signed an Integrated Bilateral Agreement (the Agreement) to deliver up to $7.47 billion to Ontario for public transit infrastructure by March 31, 2028. The funds are distributed across Ontario based on transit ridership. London’s municipal transit ridership is the fifth largest in the province resulting in an allocation of $204.88 million. The Agreement identifies a provincial target of increasing the modal share of public transit and active transportation by at least 25%. To be eligible, individual projects must meet at least one of the following outcomes as stated in the Agreement:

  • improved capacity of public transit infrastructure
  • improved quality and/or safety of transit systems
  • improved access to a public transit system

The Agreement also states that public transit projects and active transportation projects that connect citizens to a public transit system need to be consistent with a land-use or transportation plan or strategy.

At its meeting of March 25, 2019, the Strategic Priorities and Policy of Committee of Council determined the projects that would be submitted to the Provincial and Federal governments for consideration under the Investing in Canada – Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS). The outcomes were confirmed by Municipal Council at the March 26, 2019 meeting. The list of projects recommended by civic administration for consideration included $1.1 million for bus stop amenity improvements, including the installation of 60 additional shelters across the transit network.

The 2020 work plan was to have seen 30 of the additional shelters installed by fall of 2020 with the remaining 30 shelters installed in 2021. With the declaration of a global pandemic and resulting shutdowns, the program was deferred to 2021.

In 2021, 26 shelter locations were installed as part of the PTIS program, noting additional locations were to have been installed in 2021 however there were some constructability issues that have been carried over to be addressed as part of the 2022 program. The 2022 program will see the installation of the final 30 locations as set out in Table I. Shelter pad installation is anticipated to be completed by September 2022 with the shelter installations occurring between October and November.

Table I below, sets out the warranted shelters for the 2022 installation. All shelter locations have already been approved for installation by the City of London and should not require any private encroachment agreements.

Table I- 2022 Shelter Installation Locations

Stop ID Stop Name Routes Served
2290 Western south of Phillip Aziz northbound 2,9,33,102
860 Hamilton at Highbury eastbound 3,5
382 Cherryhill at Platts Lane westbound 20,33
550 Dundas at Clarke eastbound 2
1015 Huron at Sanford eastbound 15,25,27
1603 Riverside at Wilson westbound 2,9,12,19,20,102
2647 Gore at Firestone eastbound 5
2657 Hamilton at Clarke westbound 3
2654 Hamilton at Crimson westbound 3
2655 Hamilton at Crimson eastbound 3
1277 Oxford west of 3M westbound 36
2215 Commissioners at Meadowlilly eastbound 24
2216 Commissioners at Meadowlilly westbound 24
2453 Commissioners at Highbury eastbound 10,24
1402 Pond Mills south of Bradley southbound 30
64 Adelaide SE Osgoode Near Side northbound 10
396 Clarke at Charterhouse southbound 3,5
1706 Southdale east of Wharncliffe westbound 10
2478 Lighthouse at White Sands northbound 24
1340 Marie Curie School 17
2390 Capulet at Oxford southbound 20,27,91
2136 Wonderland at Village Green southbound 7,10,15,24
1236 Nixon at Southdale southbound 4
1521 Richmond at Windermere southbound 90
375 160 Cherryhill Place 20,33
2231 Fanshawe College Blvd at Fleming southbound 25,27
371 Cherryhill at Cherryhill Blvd 20,33
2273 Sanford south of Huron southbound 15,25,27
2342 Proudfoot at Forest Hills westbound 20,33
1927 Wellington at Bradley southbound 10,13

Next Steps

To maintain consistency of shelters across the system, Avanti shelters manufactured by Daytech Ltd. will continue to be installed at all locations. The cost for 30 shelters, including installation is $218,250 and is consistent with the budget allocations in the PTIS project approval.

Each shelter location will also require the installation of a concrete pad. Subject to Commission approval, a Request for Quotation will be issued for installation of concrete pads at all 30 locations. A recommendation for award of the contract relating to the request for quotation will be presented at the Commission’s May 25, 2022 meeting.

Recommended by:

Katie Burns, Director of Planning

Concurred in by:

Kelly S. Paleczny, General Manager