Staff Report #8 – 2023 Work Program – Fleet & Facilities – Second Quarter Update

Staff Report #8

August 10, 2023

To All Commissioners

Re: 2023 Work Program – Fleet & Facilities – Second Quarter Update


The report be NOTED and FILED.


The following report is provided as an update on major projects as set out in the 2023 Work Program that are ongoing in nature and were scheduled to commence and/or to be completed in the second quarter, with the lead on same being the primary responsibility of Fleet & Facilities.

12.2 Facility Upgrades – Highbury & Wonderland Facilities – The upgrades included in the 2023 capital program relate to both facilities. Projects included in the facility upgrade capital program are intended to ensure the facilities are maintained in a state of good repair as well as to address any issues identified by the Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

Projects that were completed in the second quarter include:

  • Ongoing lighting upgrade/replacement in the maintenance and administration area at Wonderland facility
  • Additional landscape work around the Highbury facility
  • Hydro panel upgrade for the Paint shop at the Higbury facility
  • Concrete sewer grate replacement at the Highbury facility
  • Concrete catch basin replacement at both facilities
  • Parking gate replacement at the Wonderland facility
  • Interior flooring replacement at both facilities

The remainder of the 2023 projects include:

  • Replacement MSA gas panel at the Wonderland facility
  • Interior painting both facilities
  • Exterior painting both facilities
  • Asphalt replacement employee parking area at the Wonderland facility
  • Overhead fan installation at the Wonderland facility
  • Lighting upgrade at the downtown ticket office

12.3 Shop and Garage Equipment – Projects in the Shop/Garage Equipment program which have been completed include:

  • Suppling the mobile mechanics with an electric impact gun for better ergonomics and safety on all three shifts.
  • Replacement of cameras around both facilities that were no longer functional
  • Ongoing replacement of tool and tool boxes for mechanics at both facilities

12.4 Service Fleet Replacement – Bus Expansion/Replacement programs have commenced. The first two buses are scheduled to be delivered in late November; the remainder of the fleet will have a final delivery date in early 2024. All buses are planned to be in service by end of February 2024.

Ministry of Transportation Regulatory Amendments

A standing item on the annual Work Program is the monitoring and compliance with all Ministry of Transportation (MTO) regulations and amendments. The MTO has changed their practice on required MTO inspection audits for all commercial sites. Since the onset of the pandemic all site visits have been suspended. Through talks with the MTO, site visits were scheduled for the month of July. Both facilities had no violations and were placed back into an annual rotation going forward.

Recommended by:

Craig Morneau, Director of Fleet & Facilities

Concurred in by:

Kelly S. Paleczny, General Manager