Agenda

Consolidated



City Council


Meeting No. 34   Contact Marilyn Toft, Manager
Meeting Date Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
  Phone 416-392-7032
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail clerk@toronto.ca
Location Council Chamber, City Hall
     


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November 2, 2017


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Routine Matters - Meeting 34
RM34.1

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Call to Order
Council voted to consider the following items first on Thursday, November 9:
  1. EX28.2 - Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan - 2019 - 2038
  2. ST14.7 - Council Member Appointments to the Toronto Realty Agency Board
  3. CC34.2 - Toronto Realty Agency Board - Appointment of Public Members
  4. MM34.3 - Park Lawn GO - by Councillor Mark Grimes, seconded by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano
  5. EX28.21 - Results of Interest Arbitration with the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 3888, International Association of Fire Fighters (I.A.F.F.)

Council considered the following items at specific times earlier in the meeting:

The Mayor's key items were considered as the first and second items of business:
  • EX28.6 - Advancing Fare Integration; and
  • PW24.9 - Bloor Street West Bike Lane Pilot Project Evaluation

First items on Wednesday, November 7:
  • AU10.2 - A Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part One: Licence Issuance, Inspection and Complaint Investigation Functions
  • AU10.3 - A Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Two: Licensed Holistic Centres
  • AU10.4 - A Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Three: Eating Establishments and Nightclubs
  • AU10.11 - Auditor General's Office - Review of Complaint Regarding the June 29, 2016 Toronto Transit Commission Briefing Note
  • LS22.1 - Results of Consultation on Chapter 510, Holiday Shopping
Summary

- O Canada
- Moment of Silence
- Declarations of Interest under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Background Information
Condolence Motion for Pundit Manuelpillai Selvarajah Alexander
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-108791.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Gordon Downie
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-108855.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Mary Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Fevreau
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-108792.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Roy Halladay
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-108856.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Robert "Bob" Williams
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-108793.pdf)


RM34.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Confirmation of Minutes
Summary

City Council will confirm the Minutes from the regular meeting on October 2, 3 and 4, 2017, and the special meeting held on November 2, 2017.


RM34.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Introduction of Committee Reports and New Business from City Officials
Summary

Deferred Items:

Administrative Inquiry Item IA32.1

Planning and Growth Management Committee Item PG21.6

Etobicoke York Community Council Item EY23.73

 

Report of the Executive Committee from Meeting 28 on October 24, 2017

Submitted by Mayor John Tory, Chair

 

Report of the Audit Committee from Meeting 10 on October 27, 2017

Submitted by Councillor Stephen Holyday, Chair

 

Report of the Board of Health from Meeting 22 on October 30, 2017

Submitted by Councillor Joe Mihevc, Chair

 

Report of the Community Development and Recreation Committee from Meeting 23 on October 23, 2017

Submitted by Councillor James Pasternak, Chair

 

Report of the Economic Development Committee from Meeting 24 on October 11, 2017

Submitted by Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair

 

Report of the Licensing and Standards Committee from Meeting 22 on October 20, 2017

Submitted by Councillor Cesar Palacio, Chair

 

Report of the Parks and Environment Committee from Meeting 22 on October 16, 2017

Submitted by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, Chair

 

Report of the Planning and Growth Management Committee from Meeting 23 on October 12, 2017

Submitted by Councillor David Shiner, Chair

 

Report of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee from Meeting 24 on October 18, 2017

Submitted by Councillor Jaye Robinson, Chair

 

Report of the Striking Committee from Meeting 14 on October 30, 2017

Submitted by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Chair

 

Report of the Etobicoke York Community Council from Meeting 25 on October 17, 2017

Submitted by Councillor Mark Grimes, Chair

 

Report of the North York Community Council from Meeting 25 on October 17, 2017

Submitted by Councillor Maria Augimeri, Chair

 

Report of the Scarborough Community Council from Meeting 25 on October 17, 2017

Submitted by Councillor Michelle Holland, Chair

 

Report of the Toronto and East York Community Council from Meeting 27 on October 17, 2017

Submitted by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Chair

 

New Business submitted by City Officials


RM34.4

Information 

 

 

Ward: All 

Petitions
Summary

Members of Council may file petitions.


RM34.5

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Presentations, Introductions and Announcements
Summary

Various presentations and announcements will be made at the City Council meeting.


RM34.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review of the Order Paper
Summary

City Council will review the Order Paper.

Background Information
Order Paper November 7, 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-108870.pdf)

Order Paper November 8, 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-108871.pdf)

Order Paper November 9, 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-108872.pdf)


Administrative Inquiry - Meeting 34
(Deferred from October 2, 3 and 4, 2017 - 2017.IA32.1)
IA34.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Hate-Sponsored Rallies such as Al Quds Day
The Deputy City Manager, Cluster A has submitted an answer to this Inquiry (IA34.1b).

Under Council's Procedures, City Council can receive or refer an Administrative Inquiry, without debate.

The response was corrected on November 7, 2017.
Summary

Councillor James Pasternak has submitted the following Administrative Inquiry:

 

"I am submitting this Administrative Inquiry under Municipal Code S27-61 to seek clarification of any potential options available to the City of Toronto to prevent hate-sponsored rallies from taking place on City or provincial property in Toronto. 

 

There has been a growing trend of hate-infested rallies being held in public spaces such as the anti-Semitic Al Quds Day rally in Toronto and there have been threats to host white supremacist and neo-Nazi rallies in Toronto similar to those in the United States.

 

For the past several years there has been an Al Quds Day rally held in Toronto outside Queen's Park featuring speakers making anti-Semitic and anti-Christian remarks, spreading hatred, inciting violence and supporting of terrorist organizations such as Hamas. Al Quds Day was originally created to call for the destruction of the state of Israel. The rally in 2017 did not receive a permit to hold the event at Queen's Park or from the City of Toronto, however the event proceeded.

 

I am asking that the following information be provided:

 

1.  Do the Toronto Police Service or City of Toronto have ability and what resources could they utilize to prohibit a rally that is inciting hatred and violence, such as Al Quds Day, white supremacist or neo-Nazi rallies, from taking place on City or provincial property in Toronto?"

Background Information
(September 19, 2017) Administrative Inquiry from Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 10, York Centre on Hate-Sponsored Rallies such as Al Quds Day (IA34.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-107965.pdf)

(September 29, 2017) Preliminary Response from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, filed at the October 2, 3 and 4, 2017 meeting (IA34.1a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-107964.pdf)

(November 2, 2017) Answer from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A (IA34.1b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-108758.pdf)


Deferred Items - Meeting 34
(Deferred by City Council from October 2, 2017 - 2017.PG21.6) (Deferred by City Council from July 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2017 - 2017.PG21.6)
PG21.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 9 

Dufferin-Wilson Regeneration Area Study - City Initiated Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
The Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has been submitted on this Item (PG21.6b with recommendations)
Communication PG21.6.4 has been submitted on this Item.

Bill 1271 has been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Section 4.d) of the Official Plan Amendment 362, found in Attachment 1 to the report (May 24, 2017) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to read:

 
"4. PUBLIC REALM

 

Streetscape, Greenway and Landscaping

 

New development proposing residential and/or sensitive land uses within the Dufferin-Wilson Area, that shares a boundary with existing and/or permitted commercial or other employment uses, will provide enhanced landscaping, screening, lighting and noise attenuation/mitigation, where appropriate, to provide for safer movement along these edges and reduce conflicts with service areas."

 
2.  City Council amend Section 5.k) of the Official Plan Amendment 362, found in Attachment 1 to the report (May 24, 2017) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to read:
           

"5. MOVEMENT

 

Pedestrians, Cyclists and Transit

 

 k)  The public street, parks and open space network will be designed to provide pedestrians and  cyclists with direct, accessible, safe, and convenient connections to the transit system and other key destinations."

 

3.  City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands shown on Schedule 1 to Attachment 1, and adopt the Official Plan Amendment No. 362, attached as Attachment 1 to the report (May 9, 2017) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as amended by recommendations 1 and 2 above.  

           

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 362 as may be required.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee held a statutory public meeting on May 31, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

 

The Planning and Growth Management Committee requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the local Councillor, to continue discussions with the representative for Dymon Lands and report directly to City Council if there is an acceptable agreement, which includes a revision to the Site Plan Application to be consistent with the vision of the Dufferin-Wilson Regeneration Area Study, as a complete, transit supportive new community, and in particular to address the land-use mix and public road network.

Origin
(May 9, 2017) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report seeks City Council approval of the recommended Dufferin-Wilson Regeneration Area planning framework to guide the revitalization of the Study Area.

 

The Dufferin-Wilson Regeneration Area study makes recommendations on a planning framework for the study area to support future growth as set out in Section 4.7 of the Official Plan for Regeneration Areas, and matters set out in Council's adopted Site and Area Specific Policy (SASP) 388 of OPA 231. The Study included a consultation process involving stakeholder and community engagement on issues related to land use, urban design, movement and community services in the area.

 

This report outlines the key findings from public feedback from affected landowners and summarizes the revisions to the Site and Area Specific policies that have been incorporated since Planning and Growth Management Committee's consideration of the proposed OPA at its meeting on April 5, 2017.

 

This report also recommends that Council adopt the revised City-initiated Official Plan Amendment (OPA) attached to this report as Attachment 1. OPA 362 sets out a draft policy framework that unlocks underutilized lands for transit supportive development, introduces new connections, and supports the creation of a complete community.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 9, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-3 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Dufferin-Wilson Regeneration Area Study - City Initiated Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-103904.pdf)

(May 11, 2017) Notice of Public Meeting to be held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee (under the Planning Act)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-103812.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(November 7, 2017) Supplementary report from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Dufferin-Wilson Regeneration Area Study - City Initiated Official Plan Amendment (PG21.6b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-108895.pdf)

Speakers

John Dawson, Mccarthy Tetrault

Communications (Committee)
(May 16, 2017) Letter from Johanna Shapira, Wood Bull LLP, on behalf of, First Long Weekend Developments Inc. (PG.Main.PG21.6.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-69432.pdf)

(May 18, 2017) Letter from Kim Kovar, Aird & Berlis LLP, representing Dufferin (Billy Bishop Way) Portfolio Inc. (PG.Main.PG21.6.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-69433.pdf)

(May 30, 2017) Letter from David McKay, Vice President & Partner and Eldon Theodore, Partner MHBC representing Grazia Maria Antinori and D & L Group Limited (PG.New.PG21.6.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-69799.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 8, 2017) Letter from Brendan Smith, McCarthy Tetrault LLP (CC.New.PG21.6.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73688.pdf)


(Deferred by City Council from October 2, 3 and 4, 2017 - 2017.PG21.6a) (Deferred by City Council from July 4, 5, 6, and 7, 2017 - 2017.PG21.6a)
6a Dufferin-Wilson Regeneration Area Study - City Initiated Official Plan Amendment - Supplementary Report
Origin
(May 24, 2017) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

At its meeting of April 5th, 2017 a final report was tabled at the Planning and Growth Management Committee and recommended that the draft planning framework be circulated for the public’s consideration and comment. In April 2017, Planning staff circulated notice to affected landowners to provide their input on the recommended planning framework (Official Plan Amendment 362) for the Dufferin-Wilson Regeneration Area Study no later than May 8th, 2017.

 

After considering and evaluating the additional comments raised by affected landowners, two amendments are proposed to the draft Official Plan Amendment (OPA) 362, found in Attachment 1 in the Planning Staff report dated May 9th, 2017. These amendments are intended to add further clarity to two proposed policies dealing with Section 4: Public Realm and Section 5: Movement.

 

Planning Staff are recommending that the draft OPA 362 be adopted by City Council, subject to two amendments proposed in this report.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 24, 2017) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Dufferin-Wilson Regeneration Area Study - City Initiated Official Plan Amendment - Supplementary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-104286.pdf)

(April 25, 2017) Attachment 1: April 25, 2017 letter from McCarthy Tetrault LLP
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-104290.pdf)

(May 8, 2017) Attachment 2: May 8, 2017 letter from Wood Bull LLP
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-104291.pdf)


(Deferred by City Council from October 2, 3 and 4, 2017 - 2017.EY23.73) (Deferred by City Council from July 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2017 - 2017.EY23.73)
EY23.73

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 12 

Draft Approval of Condominium - 2522-2542 Keele Street - Integrity, Transparency, Accountability and Fairness in the Planning Process
Communication EY23.73.4 has been submitted on this Item.

To be considered with Item EY25.40.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council submits this Item to City Council without recommendation.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council:

 

1.  Requested the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, to determine whether the March 9, 2017 decision of the Ontario Municipal Board implements a zoning amendment that includes Section 37 public benefits in violation of the Board Order of August 27, 2013, and report directly to City Council for its July 4, 2017 meeting.

 

2.  Requested the Chief Building Official to review and give consideration to revoking the unconditional building permit issued on March 17, 2017, on the basis of error, and that a report on the review be submitted to the September 6, 2017 meeting of the Etobicoke York Community Council.

Origin
(June 12, 2017) Letter from Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, Ward 12, York South-Weston
Summary

I am writing to convey my discontent on behalf of my community and myself as the local councillor on the bizarre planning process followed to evaluate the development proposal at the subject site.  Briefly stated, the outcome of the planning process at the subject site is unfair, unreasonable, irrational and unjust.

 

While there are safeguards in place under the Planning Act and The City of Toronto Act to protect against violation of due process, it appears that the safeguards are surmountable using sophisticated planning.  Sophisticated planning is vulnerable to procedural defects, errors, omissions and greed.  Against this general backdrop and specific circumstances, I have bumped up the final site plan approval to Community Council meeting of June 13, 2017 consistent with the referral of the original application to Community Council meeting of September 10, 2013.

 

Adherence to procedural rules is a matter of law and the procedural rules must be followed before the merits of the proposal can be heard.  Accordingly, I am concerned that the approval of the condominium registration will nullify the attached outstanding community appeals related to the subject site and deem them redundant and reflective of the disrespect for the involvement of my community under due process.

 

Additionally, the development proposal at the subject site fails to satisfy two rules or tests.  Essentially, the proposal fails the test of full disclosure under the Planning Act that requires clear communication that is transparent and ensures the appropriate and reliable involvement of impacted members of the public in accordance with the Official Plan.  As well, the proposal fails the test of NO Sec.37 public benefits consistent with the original decision of the OMB issued on Aug. 27, 2013, based on what constitutes a community benefit under the Official Plan.

 

It is noteworthy that all Provincial Acts applicable to the planning process including the Building Code Act and the Condominium Act must work together to achieve the transparency, accountability and integrity of the planning process.  In that context, I am requesting that Council scrutinize the subject application on draft approval of condominium registration and adopt my recommendations to achieve reasonable and equitable results.

Background Information (Community Council)
(June 12, 2017) Letter from Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, Ward 12, York South-Weston - Draft Approval of Condominium at 2522-2542 Keele Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-105001.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(June 22, 2017) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 2522 - 2542 Keele Street (EY23.73a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-107963.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(June 8, 2017) Letter from Fred Domenelli (EY.New.EY23.73.1)
(June 8, 2017) Letter from Earnest Lustig (EY.New.EY23.73.2)
Communications (City Council)
(June 29, 2017) Letter from Ernie Lustig and Fred Dominelli (CC.New.EY23.73.3)
(November 6, 2017) Letter from Susan Rosenthal, Davies Howe LLP, on behalf of Mizen Holdings Corporation (CC.Supp.EY23.73.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73408.pdf)


Executive Committee - Meeting 28
EX28.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan - 2019 - 2038
Communications EX28.2.25 to EX28.2.59 have been submitted on this Item.

First Item of business on Thursday, November 9
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council adopt the "Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038" as set out in Appendix A of the report (October 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer, to develop a Facilities Master Plan implementation strategy, in light of the City's broader Capital Plan, and report back to Executive Committee in second quarter 2018 for consideration in the 2019-2028 Capital Budget process.

 

3.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report back to City Council on the progress of the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan every five years.

 

4.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to consult with local councillors on opportunities, to combine and/or co-locate, facilities as recommended in Appendix B of the report (October 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, in order to achieve the objectives of the Plan, and report back on these opportunities as part of the Implementation Strategy and/or as they arise.

Origin
(October 10, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

The Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 ('Facilities Master Plan') reinforces the City's commitment to providing high quality parks and recreation facilities for all residents.

 

The Facilities Master Plan is informed by Toronto's growing and changing population and the ongoing high demand for parks and recreation programs and services. It is expected that over the next 20 years the City's population will grow by 450,000 people.  The biggest challenges of this growth will be land availability and cost.

 

Demand for Parks, Forestry and Recreation's (PFR) programs and facilities remains high. Our waitlists have grown from 90,528 in 2007 to 198,228 in 2016 even with new community recreation centres opening every few years. At this rate, waitlists could double to 400,000 by 2025.

 

The Plan commits to building new facilities and renewing our current assets to meet demand, and making the most of our current facilities while finding new and creative ways of providing services including partnerships with other divisions, institutions and developers.

 

The Plan aims to ensure provision is maintained and is consistent across the city. The current provision rate for community recreation centres is 1:34,000. See pages 21-22 of the Facilities Master Plan for current and recommended provision rates for all facility types. Recommendations will improve the distribution of facilities across the city and prioritize investment over the next 20 years. These have been informed by an evidence-based needs assessment that considered a wide range of inputs such as the location, age, condition and use of City facilities, demographic and recreation trends, current and anticipated development, and benchmarking against comparable municipalities.

 

Analysis has confirmed what is well known, our parks and recreation infrastructure is at risk of failing and we need to invest in new and better ways to protect our public assets. New and enhanced facilities are also needed to address existing gaps and respond to growth. In order to meet current and future facility needs, the Plan identifies the need to increase and improve how Parks, Forestry and Recreation invests in the state of good repair; revitalizes and replaces existing facilities; and develops new and enhanced facilities.

 

The Plan recommends:

 

- Reconfirming 14 community recreation centres proposed or in progress through the 2004 Recreation Facilities Report, 2017-2026 capital budget and plan, or through secondary or precinct plans. Ten of these projects have committed funding in the 10-year capital plan.


- Three new community recreation centres to fill gaps and respond to growth.


- Enhancing and replacing 11 existing community recreation centres.  Three are in existing plans, one is in negotiation and seven are proposed for replacement or enhancement.

 

Additional recommendations are provided for other facility types to also address gaps, growth and demand for services. A series of policy and process recommendations for modernizing the City's approach to facility investment, development and management are included as key considerations and recommendations.

 

A summary of the Plan's recommendations is provided in Appendix B.

 

Finally, the Plan includes a suggested implementation strategy focused on investing in the right facilities, at the right time and in the right places. Implementation considers a systematic, City-wide approach to provide access to services and opportunities for all residents.

 

A detailed implementation strategy will be presented to Council for approval in 2018. The implementation strategy will be informed by Council's adoption of the Facilities Master Plan, and will include the financial requirements to realize the Plan as well as timelines and specifics for all recommendations.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 10, 2017) Report from the the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan - 2019 - 2038
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107663.pdf)

Appendix A - Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107775.pdf)

Appendix B - Summary of Recommendations - Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107776.pdf)

(October 20, 2017) Appendix C - Active Places (high level overview of the goals, recommendations and anticipated outcomes of the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-108110.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor John Campbell
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Communications (Committee)
(October 22, 2017) E-mail from Karen King (EX.Supp.EX28.2.1)
(October 22, 2017) E-mail from Hanna Uehre (EX.Supp.EX28.2.2)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Doug Campbell (EX.Supp.EX28.2.3)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Laywah Ang (EX.Supp.EX28.2.4)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Susan Bates (EX.Supp.EX28.2.5)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Liz Crawford (EX.Supp.EX28.2.6)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Sarah Gould (EX.Supp.EX28.2.7)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Allie Caldwell (EX.Supp.EX28.2.8)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Laura Higgins (EX.Supp.EX28.2.9)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Eric Code (EX.Supp.EX28.2.10)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Tracy Cook (EX.Supp.EX28.2.11)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Robert Fox (EX.Supp.EX28.2.12)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Clare Hudson (EX.Supp.EX28.2.13)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Bethany Good (EX.Supp.EX28.2.14)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Erin Britton (EX.Supp.EX28.2.15)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Katie Reid (EX.Supp.EX28.2.16)
(October 24, 2017) E-mail from Eric Code (EX.Supp.EX28.2.17)
(October 24, 2017) E-mail from Eric Code (EX.Supp.EX28.2.18)
(October 24, 2017) Letter from Barbara Payne, President, Electromagnetic Pollution Illnesses Canada Foundation (EPIC) (EX.Supp.EX28.2.19)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-73173.pdf)

(October 24, 2017) E-mail from Raj Dosanjh (EX.Supp.EX28.2.20)
(October 24, 2017) E-mail from Sasha Boersma (EX.Supp.EX28.2.21)
(October 24, 2017) Submission from Katrina Miller, CUPE Local 79 (EX.Supp.EX28.2.22)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-73176.pdf)

(October 24, 2017) E-mail from Karen and Bob Hutton (EX.New.EX28.2.23)
(October 24, 2017) E-mail from Miriam Johns (EX.New.EX28.2.24)
Communications (City Council)
(October 24, 2017) E-mail from Tracy Parks (CC.Main.EX28.2.25)
(October 24, 2017) E-mail from Joan Citulski (CC.Main.EX28.2.26)
(November 2, 2017) Submission from Alison Pope and John Corso (CC.Supp.EX28.2.27)
(November 4, 2017) E-mail from Melodie Barnett (CC.Supp.EX28.2.28)
(November 4, 2017) E-mail from Sol Chrom (CC.Supp.EX28.2.29)
(November 5, 2017) E-mail from Stephanie Campbell (CC.Supp.EX28.2.30)
(November 5, 2017) E-mail from Susan Bates (CC.Supp.EX28.2.31)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Maggi Burtt (CC.Supp.EX28.2.32)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Maggi Burtt (CC.Supp.EX28.2.33)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Benny Bing (CC.Supp.EX28.2.34)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Gregory Didycz (CC.New.EX28.2.35)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Lisa Reilly (CC.New.EX28.2.36)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Robert Fox (CC.New.EX28.2.37)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Tara Burke (CC.New.EX28.2.38)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Jody Todd (CC.New.EX28.2.39)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Geoff King (CC.New.EX28.2.40)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Karen King (CC.New.EX28.2.41)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Nancy Pike (CC.New.EX28.2.42)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Margaret Smith, Acting Chair, Joseph J. Piccininni Community Centre Advisory Council (CC.New.EX28.2.43)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73451.pdf)

(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Eric Code (CC.New.EX28.2.44)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Nicole VanKampen (CC.New.EX28.2.45)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Lorie Slater (CC.New.EX28.2.46)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Danielle Gilmour (CC.New.EX28.2.47)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Caitlin O'Donnell (CC.New.EX28.2.48)
(November 7, 2017) E-mail from Elizabeth Colquhoun (CC.New.EX28.2.49)
(November 7, 2017) E-mail from Beverley McKee (CC.New.EX28.2.50)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73455.pdf)

(November 7, 2017) E-mail from Vivian Wong (CC.New.EX28.2.51)
(November 7, 2017) E-mail from Rob Colquhoun (CC.New.EX28.2.52)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73457.pdf)

(November 7, 2017) E-mail from Susan Lamb (CC.New.EX28.2.53)
(November 7, 2017) E-mail from Matt Park, The Davenport Village Community Association (CC.New.EX28.2.54)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73459.pdf)

(November 7, 2017) E-mail from Danielle Wintrip (CC.New.EX28.2.55)
(November 7, 2017) E-mail from Emma Bongers (CC.New.EX28.2.56)
(November 7, 2017) E-mail from Emma Bongers (CC.New.EX28.2.57)
(November 8, 2017) E-mail from Barbara Payne, President, Electromagnetic Pollution Illnesses Canada Foundation (EPIC) (CC.New.EX28.2.58)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73505.pdf)

(November 8, 2017) E-mail from Ellen Warwick, Co-Chair, Friends of Earlscourt Park (CC.New.EX28.2.59)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73524.pdf)


EX28.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Public Transit Infrastructure Fund Phase 1 Update
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council reiterate its request that the Federal and Provincial Governments enhance the flexibility of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund Phase 1 program by amongst other measures, extending the completion deadline for implementation of Public Transit Infrastructure Fund Phase 1 to March 31, 2020, and further to increase the cash flow flexibility in the final year of the program from 40 percent to 70 percent post March 31, 2018.

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Manager, in consultation with the Acting Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and pending Toronto Transit Commission Board approval; to further amend the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund Phase 1 Priority List of projects to increase the number of bus purchases from unallocated Public Transit Infrastructure Fund funding pending completion of negotiations with vendors on the number of buses that can be purchased within Public Transit Infrastructure Fund guidelines.

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Manager, in consultation with the Acting Chief Financial Officer, to make amendments to the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund Phase 1 Project List as approved by City Council on December 13, 14 and 15, 2016, (Item EX20.4 Federal Infrastructure Funding – Phase 1 and 2), as may be required from time to time by adding, deleting or changing project scope, subject to appropriate budget approvals, and the following conditions:

 

a. the project has been approved by City Council within the 10-year Capital Budget and Plan, and has a capital financing strategy which assumed future Provincial/Federal funding; or City Council gave direction to seek intergovernmental funding for unfunded (below-the-line) projects within the 10-Year Capital Budget and Plan;

 

b. the project meets the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund Phase 1 program criteria, including meeting the overall annual program cash flow and completion deadlines;

 

c. consideration has been given to best practices in capital planning and budgeting, including the prioritizing of projects that maintain assets in a state of good repair; and prioritizing larger projects that facilitate more efficient administration of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund program; and

 

d. Toronto Transit Commission Board authority has been obtained to proceed with Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) projects.

 

4.  City Council authorize the following budget adjustments:

 

a. the transfer of $2 million in Public Transit Infrastructure Fund funding from the Transportation Services 2017 Capital Budget to the Toronto Parking Authority and to increase the Toronto Parking Authority 2017 Capital Budget by $4 million (gross), including $2 million in funding from the Toronto Parking Authority Capital Expenditure Reserve Fund (XR6002) for the purchase of 750 bicycles, 71 bicycle stations and 1,000 docks.  Future reallocations of Public Transit Infrastructure Fund funding related to the Bike Share program will be considered as part of the 2018 Capital Budget process;

 

b. the transfer of $55.5 million (gross) including $27.8 million in Public Transit Infrastructure Fund funding and $27.7 million in debt for Relief Line planning, design and engineering from the 2017 Corporate Initiatives Capital Budget Account (CCI108-01) to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), along with the addition of 1.0 temporary position required until project completion to support the program, fully funded from the capital project; and

 

c. the transfer of $3.6 million (gross) which includes $1.8 million in Public Transit Infrastructure Fund funding and $1.8 million in debt for Waterfront Transit planning, design and engineering from the 2017 Corporate Initiatives Capital Budget Account (CCI110-01) to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

Origin
(October 23, 2017) Report from the City Manager and the Acting Chief Financial Officer
Summary

Federal financial commitment to municipal infrastructure investments are critical to the growth and economic vitality of Canada's big cities. The City of Toronto relies on intergovernmental partnerships to support necessary investments in state of good repair (SOGR) of Canada's largest transit system, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), investments in advancing future expansion of the transit network, and building an active transportation network that provides choice in mobility options.

 

The federal government launched the $3.4 billion Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) Phase 1 in April 2016. The Public Transit Infrastructure Fund Phase 1 program provides 50-50 (federal-municipal) contributions for investment in public transit and active transportation projects. The City of Toronto was allocated $856 million in federal funding in August 2016 based on the City's share of transit ridership. Per federal funding guidelines, all projects are required to be complete by either March 31, 2018 or March 31, 2019, with a maximum of 40 percent of the program spent in the final year. In the event that projects are not completed by the end of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund program, the City would be responsible for 100 percent of project costs resulting in additional capital expenses.

 

In December 2016, City Council approved 87 eligible Public Transit Infrastructure Fund projects (2016.EX.20.4), that leveraged the $856.2 million in federal funding and approved matching funding in the 2017 Budget process, establishing total project spending authority of $1.770 billion for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund program. This included $22.9 million in federal funding remaining unallocated with eligible projects to be determined. At the time of reporting, staff also identified the potential risks with the delivery of the program given its requirements.

 

A recent review of Public Transit Infrastructure Fund project expenditures approved in December 2016 has identified approximately $301.2 million gross and $121.5 million in Public Transit Infrastructure Fund funds currently at risk that cannot be spent within current Public Transit Infrastructure Fund program guidelines. Further, of the $1.469 billion gross and $734.7 million in Public Transit Infrastructure Fund funding that can be spent within program guidelines, 37 percent is currently projected to be spent in the final year of the program (April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019). As a result, there is limited contingency for slippage in project delivery beyond March 21, 2018. The annual cash flow requirements, also present limitations in the opportunity to find new projects to reallocate the $301.1 million gross and $121.5 million in Public Transit Infrastructure Fund funding currently at risk.

 

This report recommends City Council renew the December 2016 request to the federal government to extend program timelines. In particular, this report recommends the federal government increase the percentage of the program that can be spent in the final year from 40 percent to 70 percent, and extend the program completion deadline to March 31, 2020. In the absence of additional program flexibility, the City will need to revise the City's Public Transit Infrastructure Fund project list to phase projects so they can be completed within the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund program deadlines (i.e. reduce scope), or remove projects from the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund program that have limited to no spending to date, which would revert back to requiring full City funding to complete these projects.

 

The Public Transit Infrastructure Fund program is at a critical juncture, and timely decisions will need to be made regarding the scope of the City's Public Transit Infrastructure Fund project list pending the outcome of discussions with the federal government on program flexibility. The Public Transit Infrastructure Fund project list will likely require amendments and resubmission to the provincial and federal government.

 

The Toronto Transit Commission is currently investigating options to add additional buses to the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund program that can be delivered by March 31, 2019. Pending negotiations with vendors, there is the potential to reduce the risk to federal funding being left unallocated from $121.5 million to $84.8 million while still maintaining the overall program spend guidelines of 40 percent in the final year of the program. The purchase of additional buses is subject to Toronto Transit Commission Board approval. An increase in the cash flow available to be spent in the final year of the program, and/or extension in program timelines, may also provide opportunity for utilizing the funds for an increased number of additional buses. The City is interested in identifying large projects that can benefit from Public Transit Infrastructure Fund federal funding in the interest of more efficient administration of the overall program.

 

This report recommends that delegated authority be provided to the City Manager and the Acting Chief Financial Officer to amend the project list, within specific parameters in order to maximize the availability of federal funding and mitigate against future risks as they become known. The report also recommends reallocating project budgets to align with the programs delivering the work in order to streamline administration of the funds.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 23, 2017) Report from the City Manager and the Acting Chief Financial Officer on Public Transit Infrastructure Phase 1 Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-108160.pdf)

(October 10, 2017) Report from the City Manager on Federal Public Transit Infrastructure Phase 1 Update - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107767.pdf)

Speakers

Hamish Wilson
Councillor Janet Davis

Communications (Committee)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX28.3.1)

EX28.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Police Transformational Task Force Report and Impacts on City Divisions
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

Toronto Police Services Board

 

1.  City Council deem its consideration of this report to be Council's input on the Toronto Police Service's 2017-2019 business plan, to fulfill Ontario Regulation 3/99 made under the Police Services Act.

 

2.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board report to Executive Committee with a progress update on implementation of the Transformational Task Force recommendations in the second quarter of 2018.

 

Transfer of Beach Lifeguard Program

 

3.  City Council direct that:

 

a.  The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation deliver the beach lifeguard program starting November 10, 2017.

 

b.  The 2017 City Council Approved Operating Budget for the beach lifeguard program totalling $1.470 million gross and $1.415 million net be transferred from the Toronto Police Service to Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

c.  The Toronto Police Service budget for Beach Lifeguards be adjusted on a one-time basis for 2017 to facilitate the reimbursement from the City for their delivery of the program from January 1 to November 10, 2017, by increasing the 2017 Operating budget by $1.415 million gross with full cost recovery from Parks, Forestry and Recreation, resulting in a net zero financial impact to the Toronto Police Services Budget.

 

4.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to direct the Chief of Police to continue providing communication (radio system) support, as well as maintenance, storage and fueling of equipment used by the beach lifeguard program until September 30, 2019 to assist with the program transition, and that the Toronto Police Service be reimbursed on a cost-recovery basis.

 

5.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to explore and enter into the required agreements with the Toronto Police Service on a cost-recovery basis and/or other service providers, to help support the successful delivery of the beach lifeguard program by Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

         

6.  City Council direct that the 2017 Parks, Forestry and Recreation Operating Budget be increased on a one-time basis by $0.026 million in 2017 and $0.077 million in 2018 to fund one temporary position for a duration of eight months to be fully recovered from the Toronto Police Modernization Reserve to support the one-time transition of the beach lifeguard program.

 

Transfer of School Crossing Guard Program

 

7. City Council direct that:

 

a.  The General Manager, Transportation Services contract with a third-party service provider to deliver the school crossing guard program starting August 1, 2019, with the Toronto Police Service continuing to provide the school crossing guard program until July 31, 2019.

 

b.  The 2017 City Council Approved Operating Budget for the school crossing guard program totalling $7.525 million (gross and net) be transferred from the Toronto Police Service to Transportation Services to provide oversight and fund program delivery by a third-party service provider.

 

c.  The Toronto Police Service budget for the delivery of the school crossing guard program be adjusted on a one-time basis for 2017 to facilitate the reimbursement from the City for their delivery of the program for 2017, by increasing the 2017 Operating budget by $7.525 million gross with full cost recovery from Transportation Services, resulting in a net zero financial impact to the Toronto Police Service Budget.

           

8.  City Council authorize that the 2017 Transportation Services Operating Budget be increased by one temporary position funded on a one-time basis by $0.038 million funded from the Toronto Police Modernization Reserve to support one-time program development and procurement activities for the school crossing guard program.

 

9.  City Council direct the General Manager of Transportation Services to develop an implementation plan for the school crossing guards program, such plan to include warrants developed by or in consultation with the Toronto Police Service in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act, and a process for locations to be added and/or removed from the program as necessary, and report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in the second quarter of 2018.

 

City Reporting

 

10.  City Council request the City Manager to report to Executive Committee to provide an update in the second quarter of 2018, as required, on the impacts of implementation of other Transformational Task Force recommendations on City divisions.

Origin
(October 19, 2017) Report from the City Manager
Summary

The Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) formed the Transformational Task Force (TTF) with a mandate to review and study all of the reports over the last five years dealing with organizational change and potential efficiency measures, to determine how best to modernize the structure and service delivery of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) and deliver policing services more efficiently and effectively. The Transformational Task Force's final report contains 32 recommendations to modernize the policing model for the City of Toronto in a manner that is innovative, sustainable and affordable. While there will be up-front costs associated with building capacity and changing practice, these measures will help the TPS rationalize its resources, introduce delivery models with lower cost structures, and strategically drive internal efficiencies while maintaining public safety.

 

The Transformational Task Force report supports City Council's goal of a city where individuals and communities feel safe and secure. The recommendations support several City strategies including the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020, the City of Toronto Congestion Management Plan 2016-2020, the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (2017-2021) and align with the City's commitment to continuous improvement.

 

The Transformational Task Force final report includes 32 recommendations with the majority largely focused on the internal operations of the Toronto Police Service and will either have little or no direct impact on City divisions, or the impact is undetermined at this point due to the phased roll-out of the implementation. To date, the City's review has identified three Transformational Task Force recommendations that will have an impact on certain City divisions that include the proposed transfer of the beach lifeguard and school crossing guard programs to appropriate City divisions (recommendations 12 and 13), and Toronto Police Service's risk assessment approach to non-emergency calls (recommendation 4).

 

This report supports the recommendation of the Transformational Task Force that, going forward, the beach lifeguard program be delivered by the City's Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division (PFR) beginning November 10, 2017, and the school crossing guard program be delivered by a third-party service provider under contract with the City's Transportation Services Division beginning August 1, 2019. While the Toronto Police Service will continue to deliver the school crossing guard program until July 31, 2019, the City and the Toronto Police Service are developing alternative options for September 2018 to address school crossing guard vacancies currently backfilled by police officers. The primary goal is to have these positions filled by a civilian workforce, thus freeing up police officers to fulfill core policing duties.

 

This report also recommends that the Toronto Police Service budgets for the beach lifeguard and school crossing guard programs be transferred to Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Transportation Services, respectively. The current budgets to deliver these services are recommended to be transferred in 2017 to enable City program development work to proceed. The budget transfers will not be considered budget reductions for the Toronto Police Service or increases for these City divisions as costs will ultimately remain within the overall City Operating Budget.

 

The Transformational Task Force final report also recommends that the Toronto Police Service develop a risk assessment tool to identify non-emergency calls that can be addressed through alternative approaches, including redirection to the appropriate City division or agency. The risk assessment tool is still under development; however, it is expected that City divisions responsible for the intake and response to calls for by-law enforcement and traffic related services will likely experience increased referrals from the Toronto Police Service. Staff from these City divisions and the Toronto Police Service continue to work collaboratively to discuss the impact and implementation of this recommendation. Financial impacts are not anticipated for the 2018 budget.

 

City staff are supportive of these recommended program delivery changes as they advance City objectives and allow the Toronto Police Service to focus on core policing to be better positioned to control its overall costs, which will benefit the City as a whole. The City and the Toronto Police Service are working collaboratively to assess the impacts and feasibility of the balance of the Transformational Task Force recommendations and timelines.

 

On May 16, 2017, Executive Committee received from the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) the Transformational Task Force Report as its 2017-2019 business plan and requested City Council comment on the plan. In accordance with that request, this report recommends that Council's consideration of this report be the input on the Toronto Police Service's 2017- 2019 business plan, to fulfill a regulatory requirement for the Toronto Police Services Board to consult with City Council on their business plan.

 

Finally, the report recommends that the City Manager and the Toronto Police Services Board be requested to report back in 2018 on the implementation of the Transformational Task Force recommendations as the impacts and feasibility of the other recommendations become more apparent.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 19, 2017) Report from the City Manager on Toronto Police Transformational Task Force Report and Impacts on City Divisions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-108126.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Transformational Task Force Final Report - Action Plan: The Way Forward
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-108127.pdf)

(October 10, 2017) Report from the City Manager on Toronto Police Transformational Task Force Report and Impacts on City Divisions - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107765.pdf)


EX28.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Advancing Fare Integration
Communication EX28.6.6 has been submitted on this Item.

Mayor's Key Matter and first Item of business on Tuesday, November 7th
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the GO/Union Pearson Express-Toronto Transit Commission Discounted Fare Initiative Term Sheet as in Attachment 1 to the report (October 16, 2017) from the City Manager, and authorize the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, and the City Solicitor, to enter into an agreement with Metrolinx based on the terms outlined in Attachment 1 to the report (October 16, 2017) from the City Manager.

Origin
(October 16, 2017) Report from the City Manager
Summary

In July 2016, City Council considered a current state assessment of GO Transit fare policy and implications to ridership in Toronto (2016.EX16.1). The review outlined two proposals for Metrolinx's consideration in the development of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) Fare Integration Strategy in order to remove disincentives to short and medium distance trips on GO transit and support integration between transit services. First, reduce the base component and increase the distance component of GO fares; and second, extend the co-fare program (i.e. discount on double fares (GO-Toronto Transit Commission)) - currently offered to 905 transit agencies by Metrolinx - to Toronto Transit Commission services. In July 2016, City Council also directed the City Manager to negotiate a discounted fare program with Metrolinx.

 

In September 2017, Metrolinx updated its board on the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Fare Integration Strategy. Metrolinx's board endorsed a step-by-step strategy to advance the goal of fare integration across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with four potential elements:

 

- Discounts on double fares (GO-Toronto Transit Commission)
- Discounts on double fares (905-Toronto Transit Commission)
- Adjustments to GO's fare structure
- Fare Policy Harmonization
 

This report provides an update on Metrolinx's Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Fare Integration Strategy and provides the details of a proposed discount on double fares initiative between GO/Union Pearson Express (UP Express) and the Toronto Transit Commission. A Term Sheet (Attachment 1) outlines the terms for an agreement between the City of Toronto, Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx. The report recommends City Council adopt the Term Sheet (Attachment 1) and authorize the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission and the City Solicitor, to enter into an agreement with Metrolinx based on the terms outlined in Attachment 1. The report also provides an update on Metrolinx's Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Fare Integration Strategy and next steps.

 

This report was prepared in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 16, 2017) Report from the City Manager on Advancing Fare Integration
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107766.pdf)

Attachment 1 - GO/Union Pearson Express-Toronto Transit Commission Discounted Fare Initiative Term Sheet
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107923.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Metrolinx Update on Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Fare Integration
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107924.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Mike Layton

Communications (Committee)
(October 20, 2017) E-mail from Will McCarty (EX.Supp.EX28.6.1)
(October 21, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Stewart (EX.Supp.EX28.6.2)
(October 21, 2017) E-mail from Adria Budd Johnson (EX.Supp.EX28.6.3)
(October 20, 2017) E-mail from Theresa Bielawski (EX.Supp.EX28.6.4)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Teri Morrison (EX.Supp.EX28.6.5)
Communications (City Council)
(October 24, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.Main.EX28.6.6)

EX28.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Atmospheric Fund Board Recommendation to Amend Open Meeting Requirements of the Toronto Atmospheric Act, 2005
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that City Council: 

 

1.  Advise the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) Board of Directors that City Council does not support the exemption of Toronto Atmospheric Fund Committees from the open meeting requirements of the Municipal Act.

Origin
(October 12, 2017) Report from the City Manager
Summary

At its June 29, 2017 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) requested City Council, through the City Manager, to ask the Province of Ontario to amend Subsection 7(1) of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Act, 2005 (TAF Act) to remove the open meeting requirements for its committees.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 12, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the City Manager on Toronto Atmospheric Fund Board Recommendation to Amend Open Meeting Requirements of the Toronto Atmospheric Act, 2005
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107764.pdf)


EX28.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Community Space Tenancy Policy
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the Community Space Tenancy Policy as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 6, 2017) from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to come into effect on January 1, 2018.

 

2.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, in consultation with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and/or the Division Head responsible for the tenants' programs, to administer and manage all lease agreements approved by City Council under the Community Space Tenancy Policy, including the provision of any consents, approvals, notices and notices of termination provided that the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services may, at any time, refer consideration of such matters (including their content) to City Council for its determination and direction.

 

3.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, in consultation with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and/or the Division Head responsible for the tenants' programs, to approve new leases with tenants occupying space pursuant to the Community Space Tenancy Policy when a prior lease entered into pursuant to the policy has expired, provided that such tenant remains in good standing, continues to meet all criteria of the policy, and the new lease is on substantially the same terms and conditions as the lease for such tenant previously approved by City Council.

 

4.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, in consultation with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and/or the Division Head responsible for the tenants' programs, to approve lease arrangements for vacant space located within a City facility occupied by three or more tenants operating with intentional program and service integration pursuant to the Community Space Tenancy Policy, where such vacancy arises from the termination of a prior tenancy by the City, the replacement tenant meets all criteria of the Community Space Tenancy Policy and the new lease is on substantially the same terms and conditions as the terminated lease previously approved by City Council.

 

5.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, in consultation with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and/or the Division Head responsible for the tenants' programs, to consent to the subleasing of space occupied by a tenant pursuant to the Community Space Tenancy Policy to no more than two subtenants, provided any such subtenant meets all criteria of the Community Space Tenancy Policy and enters into a Sublease Acknowledgement Agreement with the City.

 

6.  City Council authorize severally each of the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Director, Real Estate Services to execute such leases, and any related documents on behalf of the City.

 

7.  City Council request that the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, in consultation with the City Solicitor, coordinate with the City Manager regarding the manner in which the delegations identified above can be incorporated in the new Delegation Framework approved by City Council as part of the City-wide real estate model.

 

8.  City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the Chief Financial Officer to include $75,000 to support the incremental operating expenses of Incubator Tenants using community space under the Community Space Tenancy Policy, for consideration in the 2018 Budget process with other City priorities.

 

9.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services to include a summary of Community Space tenancies authorized by Council or by delegated authority in the annual report to the Government Management Committee on all real estate transactions.

Origin
(October 6, 2017) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

The City of Toronto's Policy for City-Owned Space Provided at Below-Market Rent (BMR) provides Council and staff with a process for leasing City-owned or managed space (Community Space) at below market rent to non-profit organizations that deliver community and cultural services to residents and further the City's strategic objectives. The policy has supported collaboration to build strong neighbourhoods, investments in community and cultural groups, and programs that respond to local needs.

 

Staff, in consultation with existing Below-Market Rent tenants, have conducted a review of the Below-Market Rent policy.  This report proposes to replace the Below-Market Rent policy with a new Community Space Tenancy (CST) policy. The Community Space Tenancy policy retains the main components of the Below-Market Rent policy while adding necessary elements to meet the needs of the City and the non-profit sector.  New elements include requirements for formal leases, clearer eligibility criteria and four types of tenancies: Legacy, Community Partner, Incubator and Community Hub.

 

The Community Space Tenancy policy ensures that the City continues to meet its policy objectives to provide a consistent, fair, accountable and transparent approach to leasing Community Space to service sector and cultural organizations at less than market rates, while fostering partnerships that support these organizations to meet resident needs. The Policy includes a regular review process to ensure that it continues to adapt as needed to meet these objectives.

 

If adopted, the Community Space Tenancy policy would take effect for Legacy Tenants, Community Partner and Community Hub tenancies on January 1, 2018. Incubator tenancies will be implemented if the required resources are approved through the 2018 budget process.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2017) Report, Appendix A and Appendices 1 and 2 from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Community Space Tenancy Policy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107615.pdf)


EX28.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Home for Good Program Implementation Plan
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize an increase to the Approved City Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration of $2,140,188 gross, $0 net for 2017, with a future year impact of $20,496,974 gross, $0 net for 2018; $24,475,715 gross, $0 net for 2019; and $6,118,929 gross, $0 net for 2020, to be funded from the City's allocation of the Ontario Ministry of Housing Home for Good Program, with future year requests subject to Council approval through the annual budget process.

 

2.  City Council authorize an increase to the Approved City Operating Budget for the Affordable Housing Office of $22,500 gross, $0 net for 2017, with a future year impact of $1,732,500 gross, $0 net for 2018; with monthly affordability payments for completed capital projects commencing in 2019 over 20 years from a total capital allocation to the City of $35,100,000, $0 net; to be funded from the City's allocation of the Ontario Ministry of Housing Home for Good Program, to be transferred upon receipt to the Capital Revolving Fund for Affordable Housing (XR1058), with future year staffing requests subject to Council approval through the annual budget process.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to utilize the allowable administrative component of the City's operating allocation to hire a project team of eight full-time temporary staff, for the amount of $108,947 for 2017; $944,204 for 2018; $967,809 for 2019; and $248,001 for 2020 to administer and deliver the operating component of the program, with future year requests subject to Council approval through Budget Committee or the annual budget process.

 

4.  City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to utilize the allowable administrative component of the City's capital allocation to hire and support two full-time temporary staff, for the amount of $22,500 for 2017; $274,097 for 2018; $279,791 for 2019; and $283,599 in 2020 to administer and deliver the capital component of the program and other related programs, with future year requests subject to Council approval through Budget Committee or the annual budget process.

Origin
(October 11, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Director, Affordable Housing Office
Summary

The Home for Good (HFG) Program is an important step toward the provincial goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2025. The Province confirmed Toronto's funding allocation in a letter to the Mayor on September 11, 2017, allocating $90,086,805 million from October 2017 to March 2020. It is expected that this program will create up to 2,000 much needed new units with supports for people who are homeless in Toronto.

 

On October 2, 2017, City Council adopted the report "Confirming Toronto's Participation in Ontario's Home for Good Program." This report directed staff to report back to the October Executive Committee on the capital and operating components and the resources required to administer the Home for Good program. This report responds to that request.

 

This investment in housing with supports represents a significant opportunity to achieve the goals set out in Housing Opportunities Toronto, the City's housing action plan 2010 - 2020 and Shelter, Support and Housing Administration's (SSHA's) Housing Stability Service Plan.

 

The purpose of this report is to provide details on the Home for Good implementation plan and to seek City Council authority to adjust the 2017 Approved Operating budgets of Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Affordable Housing Office (AHO) in order to receive the funding allocated by the Province.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 11, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Director, Affordable Housing Office on Home for Good Implementation Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107721.pdf)


EX28.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 17 

Update and Next Steps on the Potential Relocation of the Etobicoke Civic Centre
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council accept the decision of the Etobicoke Civic Centre Building Design Competition jury's selection of Adamson Associates Architects, Henning Larsen Architects and PMA Landscape Architects as the winning submission of the Etobicoke Civic Centre Design Competition.

 

2.  City Council request that Toronto Realty Agency, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, undertake the necessary due diligence required to proceed with Phase Two of the Major Capital Project Approval Process – Site Investigations, Schematic Design and Design Development.

 

3.  City Council request that Toronto Realty Agency enter into agreements with consultants, including Adamson Associates Architects, Henning Larsen Architects and PMA Landscape Architects, winners of the Etobicoke Civic Centre Design Competition, on terms satisfactory to the Transition Lead for Toronto Realty Agency and the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, to:

 

a.  complete a detailed building program review to be conducted in consultation with City stakeholders;

 

b.  complete a of site investigation, schematic design and design development for a new Etobicoke Civic Centre at the Westwood Theatre Lands;

 

c.  initiate the Site Plan Approval pre-application process;

 

d.  complete a Class C cost estimate and project budget schedule; and

 

e.  identify a project procurement and delivery methodology.

 

4.  City Council refer the request of $3.5 million ($3.0 million in 2018, $0.5 million in 2019) to provide funding to Toronto Realty Agency through Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy's 2018 – 2027 Capital Budget and Plan for the work required to the Budget Committee for consideration in the 2018 Budget process.

 

5.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in collaboration with Toronto Realty Agency, to report to City Council in the first quarter of 2019 respecting the results of Phase Two of the Major Capital Project Approval Process for the potential relocation of the Etobicoke Civic Centre.

 

6.  City Council request the Toronto Realty Agency and Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, in consultation with the Acting Chief Planner and the Director of the Affordable Housing Office, to ensure that the detailed building program provides for a mixed income ownership and rental community, maximizing the development of a range of housing options, with a goal of achieving up to 20 percent affordable rental housing and report to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2019

 

7.  City Council direct the Acting Chief Financial Officer to include eligible components of the Etobicoke Civic Centre and Community Hub project costs in the City's development charges bylaw review currently underway.

Origin
(October 16, 2017) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

In 2016, City Council supported the City-owned Westwood Theatre Lands ("WTL") (Kipling/Bloor) as the preferred location for the relocated Etobicoke Civic Centre ("ECC") and directed staff to report back with a business case. The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with the results of the design competition, present recommendations from the business case and to seek approval to undertake Phase Two in the Major Capital Project Approval Process - Site Investigation, Schematic Design and Design Development ("Phase Two").

 

The relocation of the Etobicoke Civic Centre to the Westwood Theatre Lands is an integral component to set the future direction of City-owned lands in the West District. The new development will integrate municipal offices, an outdoor civic square, a community recreation centre, a childcare centre, an opportunity for a Toronto Public Library district branch, and underground parking in order to create a civic heart in the centre of Etobicoke. The project aims to maximize value, support planning policies, improve long term office accommodation, as well as support the following strategic actions for the City:

 

- Strategic Action #1-3: City Building – Direct employment and residential growth to the WTL, identified as part of "Etobicoke Centre" in the Official Plan.

 

- Strategic Action #4 and 5: Economic Vitality – Provide a catalyst for revitalization and economic activity in the West District.

 

- Strategic Action #6 Environmental Sustainability – Plan the Etobicoke Civic Centre Precinct ("ECC Precinct") as a Net-Zero community.

 

- Strategic Action #8 Support Affordable Housing – Provide residents access to a range of housing opportunities, allocating approximately 20 percent of residential units as affordable housing.

 

- Strategic Action #19 Improve Customer Service - Improve resident access to City services and new programming.

 

- Strategic Action #23-26- Fiscal Sustainability – Unlock financial value at three (3) City owned assets and reallocate capital backlog to the construction of a new facility.

 

Build Toronto, Real Estate Services and City Planning, pursuant to the City's Major Capital Project Approval Process, have completed the following tasks as part of Phase One - Feasibility and Concept Design:

 

- development of a preliminary building program;

 

- development of a design concept as established by the New Etobicoke Civic Centre Design Competition process with the selection of the winning submission by Adamson | Henning Larsen | PMA Landscape Architects;

 

- a Class D Cost Estimate and Project Schedule; and

 

- project feasibility: a preliminary assessment established through the business case analysis

 

For the complete business case and additional information on the design competition for the Etobicoke Civic Centre please visit www.buildtoronto.ca/project/westwood_theatre.

 

Upon City Council's adoption of this report, the next phase in the evaluation of a new Etobicoke Civic Centre will be to proceed with site investigation, schematic design and design development. Toronto Realty Agency ("TRA"), inclusive of Build Toronto and in consultation with City staff, will proceed with Phase Two, and report back to City Council in the First Quarter, 2019 with the results.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 16, 2017) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Update and Next Steps on the Potential Relocation of the Etobicoke Civic Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107650.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Westwood Theatre Lands - Precinct Plan; Attachment 2 - Adamson | Henning Larson | PMA Landscape Architects Winning Proposal; and Attachment 3 - Options and Project Assumptions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107945.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano

Communications (Committee)
(October 24, 2017) Presentation from Gabriella Sicheri, Director, Development, Build Toronto (EX.New.EX28.12.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-73180.pdf)


EX28.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto's Emergency Management Program and Revisions to the Toronto Municipal Code
Bill 1232 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the following amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 59, Emergency Management:

 

a.  the Toronto Emergency Management Program Committee will report to the Executive Committee on recommended changes to the Toronto Emergency Plan within a twelve month period;

 

b.  add the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary Treasurer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the Executive Vice President, Toronto Hydro and the Chief Resilience Officer to the membership of the Toronto Emergency Management Program Committee;

 

c.  update the membership of the Toronto Emergency Management Program Committee to reflect the current organizational structure;

 

d.  make all members of the Toronto Emergency Management Program Committee members of the Toronto Emergency Management Program Committee Control Group;

 

e.  remove all references to the Joint Operations Team;

 

f.  assign the task of determining the membership of the Emergency Management Working Group to the Toronto Emergency Management Program Committee; and

 

g.  change the minimum number of Emergency Management Working Group meetings to four per year.

 

2.  City Council request the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services to:

 

a. develop a policy of meeting or exceeding international best practices with regards to nuclear safety, wherever feasible;

 

b. take into account Switzerland's recent decision to upgrade its nuclear emergency response plans to address a level 7 accident on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES), the government ensure its revised Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan (PNERP) address more severe nuclear accidents;

 

c. revise the Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan include requirements to expand the pre-distribution of potassium iodide (KI) pills beyond the current 10 km Primary Zone to take into account science, international best practices and the existence of two nuclear stations in Greater Toronto Area;

 

d. include new requirements for transparency and consultation in a revised Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan (PNERP), including regular updates to designated and impacted municipalities for sharing with Council members on future proposals to revise to the Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan (PNERP);

 

e. deliver on its 2013 commitment to commission a study on the potential impacts of a major nuclear accident on the Great Lakes and drinking water and necessary contingency planning;

 

f. ensure awareness campaigns are in place to inform Torontonians on how to prepare for a nuclear accident at the Pickering or Darlington nuclear stations; and

 

g. ensure sustainable funding is made available to designated municipalities for additional planning costs that will be required to operationally comply with the revised Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan (PNERP), including revised emergency planning zones, expanded potassium iodide (KI) delivery and awareness campaigns.

Origin
(October 6, 2017) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B
Summary

This report recommends changes to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 59, Emergency Management. These changes reflect the evolution of the Emergency Management Program, from the time when Municipal Code Chapter 59 was last substantively revised in 2009.

 

The report also provides an overview of changes to the City's Emergency Management Program in 2016.

 

Staff are also commenting on the provincial consultation on the Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan and the financial implications arising from the 20 kilometre Contingency Planning Zone.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2017) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B on Toronto's Emergency Management Program and Revisions to the Toronto Municipal Code
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107622.pdf)

Speakers

Shawn-Patrick  Stensil, Senior Energy Analyst/Conseiller principal en Énergie, Greenpeace
Kerrie Blaise, Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Cathy Vakil, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Kim Jarvi, Senior Economist, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Andrei Neacsu

Communications (Committee)
(October 18, 2017) Letter from Shawn-Patrick Stensil Senior Energy Analyst, Greenpeace (EX.Supp.EX28.13.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-72985.pdf)

(October 18, 2017) E-mail from David Hartman (EX.Supp.EX28.13.2)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Ana Inglis (EX.Supp.EX28.13.3)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Jason Atterbury (EX.Supp.EX28.13.4)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Tosha Lord (EX.Supp.EX28.13.5)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Hans Sanders (EX.Supp.EX28.13.6)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Amy Janzwood (EX.Supp.EX28.13.7)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Ted Roberts (EX.Supp.EX28.13.8)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Lara Joannou  (EX.Supp.EX28.13.9)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Sue Craig (EX.Supp.EX28.13.10)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Dominique Bruce (EX.Supp.EX28.13.11)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from David Grant (EX.Supp.EX28.13.12)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Jordan Richards (EX.Supp.EX28.13.13)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Meaghan Orlinski (EX.Supp.EX28.13.14)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Matias Rozenberg (EX.Supp.EX28.13.15)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Kurt Stafford (EX.Supp.EX28.13.16)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Kathy Gulkin (EX.Supp.EX28.13.17)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Sam Kumar (EX.Supp.EX28.13.18)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Jean Rajotte (EX.Supp.EX28.13.19)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Jill Lennox (EX.Supp.EX28.13.20)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Linda Farron (EX.Supp.EX28.13.21)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Robert E. Young (EX.Supp.EX28.13.22)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Susan Schellenberg (EX.Supp.EX28.13.23)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Jennifer Carter (EX.Supp.EX28.13.24)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Farsan Farahani (EX.Supp.EX28.13.25)
(October 18, 2017) Letter from Theresa McClenaghan, Canadian Environmental Law Association (EX.Supp.EX28.13.26)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-72979.pdf)

(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Karen Lawrence (EX.Supp.EX28.13.27)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Melissa Crook (EX.Supp.EX28.13.28)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from John Liss (EX.Supp.EX28.13.29)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Susan Crofts (EX.Supp.EX28.13.30)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Bev White (EX.Supp.EX28.13.31)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Bob and Anne Farquharson (EX.Supp.EX28.13.32)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Joan McTeigue (EX.Supp.EX28.13.33)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Debi Rudolph (EX.Supp.EX28.13.34)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Cassie Barker (EX.Supp.EX28.13.35)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Patricia Diaz (EX.Supp.EX28.13.36)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Catherine Collins (EX.Supp.EX28.13.37)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Barbara Rathlou (EX.Supp.EX28.13.38)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Jay Russell (EX.Supp.EX28.13.39)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Isaac Knourek (EX.Supp.EX28.13.40)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Isaac Knourek (EX.Supp.EX28.13.41)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Isabella Colalillo Kates (EX.Supp.EX28.13.42)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Isaac Knourek (EX.Supp.EX28.13.43)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Eileen Chong (EX.Supp.EX28.13.44)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Ana Inglis (EX.Supp.EX28.13.45)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Louis Chinnery (EX.Supp.EX28.13.46)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Marianne Calder (EX.Supp.EX28.13.47)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Wil Douglas (EX.Supp.EX28.13.48)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Lina Iasparro (EX.Supp.EX28.13.49)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Mary Reid (EX.Supp.EX28.13.50)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Joshua Santos (EX.Supp.EX28.13.51)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Victoria Gershon (EX.Supp.EX27.13.52)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Trish McMaster (EX.Supp.EX27.13.53)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Vincent Liu (EX.Supp.EX27.13.54)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Jim Purvis (EX.Supp.EX27.13.55)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Jill Glessing (EX.Supp.EX27.13.56)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Judd Carriere (EX.Supp.EX27.13.57)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Kate Wright (EX.Supp.EX27.13.58)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Charles Woo (EX.Supp.EX27.13.59)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Bryan Pett (EX.Supp.EX27.13.60)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Emma Dix (EX.Supp.EX27.13.61)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Steve and Rosemary Digby (EX.Supp.EX27.13.62)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Lyn Ellis (EX.Supp.EX27.13.63)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from June Wilson (EX.Supp.EX27.13.64)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Jen Timko (EX.Supp.EX27.13.65)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Patricia Jackson (EX.Supp.EX27.13.66)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Mark Daye (EX.Supp.EX27.13.67)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Millie Shale (EX.Supp.EX28.13.68)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Hill Peppard (EX.Supp.EX28.13.69)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Jeanie Calleja (EX.Supp.Ex28.13.70)
(October 19, 2017) Letter from Regional Councillor Colleen Jordan, Town of Ajax (EX.Supp.EX28.13.71)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-73075.pdf)

(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Amber Pulleyblank (EX.Supp.EX28.13.72)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Janet McNeill (EX.Supp.EX28.13.73)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Melanie Isbister (EX.Supp.EX28.13.74)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Joanna Rainbow (EX.Supp.EX28.13.75)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Donna and Verne Denault (EX.Supp.EX28.13.76)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Patrick DeRochie (EX.Supp.EX28.13.77)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Maximilian Pirozhkova (EX.Supp.EX28.13.78)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Natasha Vaney (EX.Supp.EX28.13.79)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Susan Wellisch (EX.Supp.EX28.13.80)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Marilyn McKim (EX.Supp.EX28.13.81)
(October 20, 2017) E-mail from Ariel Orozco (EX.Supp.EX28.13.82)
(October 20, 2017) E-mail from Jean Warren (EX.Supp.EX28.13.83)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Lidia Badinszky (EX.Supp.EX28.13.84)
(October 19, 2017) E-mail from Kathleen Jolly (EX.Supp.EX28.13.85)
(October 20, 2017) E-mail from 17 individuals "in relation to item EX28.13 - Toronto's Emergency Management Program and Revisions to the Toronto Municipal Code" (EX.Supp.EX28.13.86)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-73047.pdf)

(October 20, 2017) E-mail from Ariel Lang (EX.Supp.EX28.13.87)
(October 20, 2017) E-mail from Donna Young (EX.Supp.EX28.13.88)
(October 20, 2017) E-mail from Janet McNeill (EX.Supp.EX28.13.89)
(October 20, 2017) E-mail from Iouri Tchirkov (EX.Supp.EX28.13.90)
(October 20, 2017) E-mail from William Richards (EX.Supp.EX28.13.91)
(October 21, 2017) E-mail from Julia Michail (EX.Supp.EX28.13.92)
(October 21, 2017) E-mail from Andrei Neacsu (EX.Supp.EX28.13.93)
(October 21, 2017) E-mail from Norman Shulman (EX.Supp.EX28.13.94)
(October 21, 2017) E-mail from Julia Gagliano (EX.Supp.EX28.13.95)
(October 21, 2017) E-mail from James Scarrow (EX.Supp.EX28.13.96)
(October 22, 2017) E-mail from Marie-Monique Giroux (EX.Supp.EX28.13.97)
(October 22, 2017) E-mail from Clay Loizou (EX.Supp.EX28.13.98)
(October 22, 2017) E-mail from Jennifer Crouchman (EX.Supp.EX28.13.99)
(October 22, 2017) E-mail from Melissa Lobo (EX.Supp.EX28.13.100)
(October 22, 2017) E-mail from Sunil Nijhawan (EX.Supp.EX28.13.101)
(October 22, 2017) E-mail from Diana Howarth (EX.Supp.EX28.13.102)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Rommel Bellosillo (EX.Supp.EX28.13.103)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Paula Jimenez Argumosa (EX.Supp.EX28.13.104)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Doris Grinspun, Chief Executive Officer, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) (EX.Supp.EX28.13.105)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-73118.pdf)

(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Cathy Vakil, Assisstant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (EX.Supp.EX28.13.106)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-73145.pdf)

(October 24, 2017) E-mail from Cathy Tafler (EX.Supp.EX28.13.107)
(October 24, 2017) E-mail from Gerry Withey (EX.New.EX28.13.108)
(October 24, 2017) E-mail from John Connor (EX.New.EX28.13.109)
(October 24, 2017) E-mail from Kirsten Dahl (EX.New.EX28.13.110)

EX28.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 16 

Development Charge Complaint - 77 Glen Rush Boulevard
Statutory - Development Charges Act, SO 1997
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the Acting Chief Financial Officer, in consultation with the City Solicitor and Chief Building Official, to execute an agreement to provide a demolition reduction to the applicant in an amount of up to $328,578.45 upon the removal of the portables at 77 Glen Rush Boulevard so long as and to the extent that the demolition occurs in connection with the opening of the permanent school structure at 77 Glen Rush Boulevard.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee held a statutory public meeting on October 24, 2017 and notice was given in accordance with the Development Charges Act.  No one addressed the Committee on October 24, 2017.

Origin
(October 10, 2017) Report from the Acting Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report responds to a complaint filed pursuant to Section 20 of the Development Charges Act, 1997 relating to a development project located at 77 Glen Rush Boulevard. A decision of Council to dismiss the complaint may be appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.

 

The development consists of a private school, interim structures (portables) and the demolition of a previous school building.  Under the City's Development Charges By-law, the original school demolition resulted in an offset against other development on-site. The concurrent permits for building both interim structures and the final school building, currently under construction, were assessed development charges.  Under the City's By-law, no demolition reduction would be applied when the portables are ultimately removed.

 

The applicant contends that the result is double payment of Development Charges, and that the Development Charges should not have been applied to the interim portables, or failing that a demolition reduction should apply upon their removal.  

 

City staff has reviewed the issue thoroughly and concluded that i) it constitutes a complaint under the Act; and, ii) development charges payable were properly calculated at the time of building permit issuance and that there was no error in the application of the City's Development Charges By-law.  

 

Nevertheless, staff recommend that Council authorize relief to the applicant through the application of a demolition reduction when and to the extent that the portables are removed. In addition, staff will undertake to improve the next Development Charge by-law so that it allows a more appropriate treatment for similar circumstances.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 10, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Chief Financial Officer on Development Charge Complaint - 77 Glen Rush Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107734.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Complaint letter from Caribou Torah Education Foundation, 77 Glen Rush Boulevard dated September 30, 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107735.pdf)


EX28.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 40 

Lease Agreements with the Scarborough Rouge Hospital and the YMCA of Greater Toronto for the Development of the Bridletowne Community Hub
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize severally the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Director of Real Estate Services, to execute on behalf of the City a forty (40) year ground lease with the Scarborough Rouge Hospital substantially on the terms outlined in Attachment 2 to the report (October 12, 2017) from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, and on such other terms and conditions as may be acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Director, Real Estate Services, in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council authorize severally the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Director of Real Estate Services, to negotiate and to execute on behalf of the City a four (4) year lease with the YMCA of Greater Toronto substantially on the terms and conditions set out in Attachment 3 to the report (October 12, 2017) from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, and on such other terms and conditions as may be acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Director, Real Estate Services, in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(October 12, 2017) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain authority to proceed with a revised project proposal for the development of the Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre (the "Community Hub"), to be situated on the northerly portion of 1251 Bridletowne Circle (the "Property"). The terms of the original project proposal adopted by City Council at its meeting of September 21 and 22, 2011 have lapsed and the circumstances of the stakeholders have subsequently changed, and as such a new project proposal has been devised.

 

This report recommends that the City enter into a forty (40) year nominal ground lease with the Scarborough Rouge Hospital ("SRH") for a portion of the Property as identified as area A in Attachment 1 of this report for the construction and operation of a health services facility (the "Health Services Space"), and that the City enter into a four (4) year lease with the YMCA of Greater Toronto (the "YMCA") for a portion of the Property as identified as area B in Attachment 1 of this report for the purposes of the construction of community-based services space (the "Community-Based Services Space"). The YMCA leased portion of the Property is intended to eventually be transferred to the YMCA upon meeting specific milestones pertaining to the development of the Community-Based Services Space.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 12, 2017) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services on Lease Agreements with the Scarborough Rouge Hospital and the YMCA of Greater Toronto for the Bridletowne Community Hub
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107716.pdf)


EX28.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Legacy Restoration Project Update - Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Chief Corporate Officer to support implementation of Call to Action 82 (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action) by working with Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre in determining the feasibility of developing a legacy structure to honour Indian Residential School Survivors on the vacant area south of the Peace Garden and report back to City Council in the first quarter of 2018, the feasibility study to include the following:

 

a.  technical specifications of the proposed structure and site with detailed drawings, including an engineering assessment. A detailed budget that clearly delineates the cost of the legacy structure's design, fabrication and installation; the costs of an education and outreach program associated with the structure; the cost of a landscape design for the surrounding site; and any additional costs foreseen by the proponent as integral to the project. This budget will also include a detailed explanation of the revenues available to support the project; and

 

b.  a proposed plan for engagement with City divisions, adjacent property owners, and planned users of Nathan Phillips Square.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Chief Corporate Officer to work with Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre and Nathan Phillips Square Community Advisory Committee to ensure the design for the proposed legacy structure and site is consistent with the overall design considerations for Nathan Phillips Square.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee referred the following Recommendation 3 from the Aboriginal Affairs Committee to the Budget Committee for consideration in the 2018 Budget process:

 

"3. City Council approve the commitment of $0.500 million towards the costs related with maintenance, security, and insurance subject to the feasibility of the project."

Origin
(September 25, 2017) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Committee
Summary

At its meeting of September 25, 2017, the Aboriginal Affairs Committee considered a presentation to the Aboriginal Affairs Committee on Making Toronto a Place Where Business and Culture Thrive from the Director, Arts and Culture Services, Economic Development and Culture and a video presentation to the Aboriginal Affairs Committee on Legacy Restoration Project from Toronto Council Fire.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 25, 2017) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Committee on Legacy Restoration Project Update - Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107620.pdf)

Presentation from the Director, Arts and Culture Services, Economic Development and Culture, on Making Toronto a Place Where Business and Culture Thrive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107621.pdf)

Speakers

Andrea Chrisjohn, Board Designate, Toronto Council Fire
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Communications (Committee)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Jennifer Abbott (EX.Supp.EX28.16.1)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Amandeep Bolina (EX.Supp.EX28.16.2)
(October 24, 2017) E-mail from Tasunke Sugar (EX.New.EX28.16.3)
(October 24, 2017) E-mail from Chantal McGregor (EX.New.EX28.16.4)
(October 24, 2017) Submission from Andrea Chrisjohn, Toronto Council Fire (EX.New.EX28.16.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-73155.pdf)


EX28.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Implementation of New Before-and-After School Programs Guidelines and Policies - Update
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Chair of the City-School Boards Advisory Committee to ask Toronto District School Board staff in Children's Services to report to the next meeting of the City-School Boards Advisory Committee on the capital request/expansion plans for child care and before-and-after school programs in Toronto Schools.

 

2.  City Council request the Chair of the City-School Boards Advisory Committee to request the Ministry of Education to send a representative to City-School Boards Advisory Committee meetings.

 

3.  City Council request the General Manager, Children's Services to forward to the Chairs of four School Boards the City's 2017 Child Care Growth Strategy for distribution to Trustees for information.

 

4. City Council request the Chair of the City-School Boards Advisory Committee to ask Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board staff in Children's Services to report to the next meeting of the City-School Board Advisory Committee on the following:

 

a. the process of seeking child care interest from parents, especially in areas where two schools from different boards are co-located or adjacent to one another;

 

b. the process in which third party child care providers are notified by school boards of the RFP process to deliver child care programs in schools where there is sufficient demand; and


c. the plans for current Authorized Recreation Programs to continue delivering before and after school care.

Origin
(September 27, 2017) Letter from the City-School Boards Advisory Committee
Summary

At its meeting of September 27, 2017, the City-School Boards Advisory Committee considered a presentation from the Executive Superintendent, Toronto District School Board, the Superintendent of Education, Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Director, Service System Planning and Policy Development, Children's Services on Before-and-After School Programs, Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 27, 2017) Letter from the City-School Boards Advisory Committee on Implementation of New Before-and-After School Programs Guidelines and Policies - Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107607.pdf)

(September 27, 2017) Presentation from the Executive Superintendent, Toronto District School Board, the Superintendent of Education, the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Director, Children's Services on Before-and-After School Programs, Kindergarten to Grade 6
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107608.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Janet Davis


EX28.18

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Occupational Health and Safety Report - Quarterly and End of Year 2016
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the Quarterly and End of Year 2016 Occupational Health and Safety Report for information.

Origin
(October 6, 2017) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee
Summary

At its meeting of October 6, 2017, the Employee and Labour Relations Committee considered the report(September 7, 2017) from the City Manager and the Executive Director, Human Resources on Occupational Health and Safety Report - Quarterly and End of Year 2016.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2017) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee on on Occupational Health and Safety Report - Quarterly and End of Year 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107673.pdf)

(September 7, 2017) Report from the City Manager and the Executive Director, Human Resources on Occupational Health and Safety Report - Quarterly and End of Year 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107667.pdf)

Appendix A - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Incidents (January - December) by Division
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107668.pdf)

Appendix B - Lost Time Injuries (LTI) Frequency by Division
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107669.pdf)

Appendix C - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Costs for all Firm Numbers
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107670.pdf)

Appendix D (i) - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Invoiced Costs to Year End (<$50,000)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107671.pdf)

Appendix D (ii) - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Invoiced Costs to Year End (>$50,000)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107672.pdf)


EX28.19

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Occupational Health and Safety Report - First and Second Quarters 2017
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the First and Second Quarters 2017 Occupational Health and Safety Report for information.

Origin
(October 6, 2017) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee
Summary

At its meeting of October 6, 2017, the Employee and Labour Relations Committee considered the report (September 7, 2017) from the City Manager and the Executive Director, Human Resources on Occupational Health and Safety Report - First and Second Quarters 2017.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2017) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee on on Occupational Health and Safety Report - First and Second Quarters 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107682.pdf)

(September 7, 2017) Report from the City Manager and the Executive Director, Human Resources on Occupational Health and Safety Report - First and Second Quarters 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107674.pdf)

Appendix A - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Incidents (January to June) by Division
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107675.pdf)

Appendix B - Lost Time Injury Frequency (January to June) by Division
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107676.pdf)

Appendix C - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Costs (January to June) for all Firm Numbers
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107677.pdf)

Appendix D (i) - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Invoiced Costs <$50,000 (January to June)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107678.pdf)

Appendix D (ii) - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Invoiced Costs >$50,000 (January to June)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107679.pdf)


EX28.20

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Non-Union Cost-of-Living Adjustment
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council implement the general annual salary range increases, representing cost-of-living adjustments, for Management/Non-union employees and Accountability Officers employed in the Toronto Public Service as per Table 1 below:

 

Table 1 

 

Effective Date

General Increase

January 1, 2018

1.25 percent

January 1, 2019

1.25 percent

Origin
(October 6, 2017) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee
Summary

At its meeting of October 6, 2017, the Employee and Labour Relations Committee considered the report (September 8, 2017) from the City Manager on Non-Union Cost-of-Living Adjustment.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2017) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee on on Non-Union Cost-of-Living Adjustment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107681.pdf)

(September 8, 2017) Report from the City Manager on Non-Union Cost-of-Living Adjustment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107680.pdf)


EX28.21

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Results of Interest Arbitration with the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 3888, International Association of Fire Fighters (I.A.F.F.)
Confidential Attachment - Labour relations or employee negotiations, and the receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the Acting Chief Financial Officer to make the necessary adjustments to the 2017 Non-Program Expenditure Budget and Operating Budget of the Toronto Fire Services to reflect provisions of the Interest Arbitration Award.

 

2.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (September 15, 2017) from the City Manager, the Director, Employee and Labour Relations and the City Solicitor remain confidential in its entirety as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Origin
(October 6, 2017) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee
Summary

At its meeting of October 6, 2017, the Employee and Labour Relations Committee considered the report (September 15, 2017) from the City Manager, the Director, Employee and Labour Relations and the City Solicitor on Results of Interest Arbitration with the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 3888, International Association of Fire Fighters (I.A.F.F.).

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2017) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee on on Results of Interest Arbitration with the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 3888, International Association of Fire Fighters (I.A.F.F.)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107687.pdf)

(September 15, 2017) Report from the City Manager, the Director, Employee and Labour Relations and the City Solicitor on Results of Interest Arbitration with the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 3888, International Association of Fire Fighters (I.A.F.F.)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107683.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - Results of Interest Arbitration with the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 3888, International Association of Fire Fighters (I.A.F.F.)
(May 25, 2016) Attachment 1 and Appendix A - Interim Consent Interest Arbitration Award between the City of Toronto and the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters, Local 3888, I.A.F.F.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107685.pdf)

(August 17, 2017) Attachment 2 - Final Interest Arbitration Award between the City of Toronto and the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters, Local 3888, I.A.F.F.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107686.pdf)


EX28.23

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Private Ramps on Public Right-of-Way
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the City Manager to investigate the feasibility of the creation of a grant program for business owners to retrofit their entrances on private property to improve accessibility, report on the results to the appropriate Committee by the end of June 2018 and provide an update to the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee.

 

2.  City Council request the City Manager to explore potential funding sources for the proposed grant program from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, or other relevant ministries within the Province of Ontario.

 

3.  City Council advocate to the Province of Ontario to support small businesses to retrofit their buildings to improve accessibility.

 

4.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to investigate the feasibility of establishing guidelines to permit private ramps on the public right-of-way, conduct stakeholder consultations, report on the results to the appropriate Committee in the second quarter of 2018 and provide an update to the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee.

Origin
(September 27, 2017) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee
Summary

At its meeting of September 27, 2017, the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee considered a presentation from the Project Manager, Public Realm, Transportation Services on Private Entrance Ramps on Sidewalks.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 27, 2017) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee on Private Ramps on Public Right-of-Way
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107309.pdf)

(September 27, 2017) Presentation from the Project Manager, Public Realm, Transportation Services on Private Entrance Ramps on Sidewalks
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107310.pdf)


EX28.28

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Reforming Joint and Several Liability for Ontario Municipalities
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager to write to the Ontario Attorney General supporting the Ontario Good Roads Association request to have a working group convened – comprised of municipal, provincial and representatives in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada (e.g. Ontario Trial Lawyers Association) – to examine options for reforming joint and several liability as it applies to Ontario municipalities and to report back to the Attorney General in due course.

Origin
(October 6, 2017) Member Motion from Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Mark Grimes
Summary

City Council on October 2, 3 and 4, 2017, referred Motion MM32.5 to the Executive Committee.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2017) Member Motion from Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Mark Grimes on Reforming Joint and Several Liability for Ontario Municipalities
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107710.pdf)


EX28.29

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Support for Reform of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council support the Ontario Good Roads Association advocacy work by directing the City Manager to write to the Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change asking to have the Application For Review of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process accelerated, and that the recommendations of the Municipal Engineers Association and the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance be incorporated into the revised Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.

Origin
(October 6, 2017) Member Motion from Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Mark Grimes
Summary

City Council on October 2, 3 and 4, 2017, referred Motion MM32.6 to the Executive Committee.

 

The Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process is adding considerable time and cost to municipal infrastructure projects. Municipalities are waiting on the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to act on an Application For Review of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. 

 

The Ontario Good Roads Association of which the City of Toronto has two appointees on its Board of Directors held their annual Advocacy Day at Queen's Park on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

 

One of the issues they met Members of Provincial Parliament with regards to is the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.

 

Municipal Class Environmental Assessments apply to the construction, improvement, replacement, operation, maintenance, and repairs to a broad range of municipal works such as bridges, roads, water and wastewater systems, flood control works, and recreational paths. Impact studies, along with public meetings, often take two years or more to complete before construction can commence.

 

When a member of the public objects to a project through a Part II Order, delays are guaranteed to follow. The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change is obligated to personally decide whether a broader environmental review and a hearing are warranted.

 

In 2005, an Environmental Assessment Advisory Panel recommended the Government of Ontario pursue reform of the system. Since then there have been numerous requests for reform, but little progress has been made.

 

Successive studies by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario have demonstrated the adverse impact that the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process is having on public works.

 

In its first study in 2011, the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario found that the lengthy time frames and higher costs to comply with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process were not providing additional environmental or other benefits. Although improvements were made to the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process, in the period between the two studies, the time to complete an Environmental Assessment rose from 19 months to 26.7 months and costs went from an average of $113,300 to $386,500.

 

A coalition of the Municipal Engineers Association and the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario have successfully applied to have a review of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process conducted under Part IV (Section 61) of the Environmental Bill of Rights Act, 1993 (EBR Act).

 

The Federal and Provincial governments are investing billions of infrastructure dollars in Ontario. But if local projects do not have the necessary approvals these funds could be delayed significantly.  In 2009, many Ontario municipalities advanced “shovel ready” projects rather than “shovel worthy” projects in part because the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process would have taken too long.

 

Despite written commitments made by the Ministry of the Environment between 2013-2015 to exempt low-risk projects from the Part II Order request as was the case prior to 2011, or to consider delegating authority for dealing with these requests to Minister of the Environment and Climate Change staff, no action has been taken.

 

Recently the Auditor General of Ontario tabled recommendations for modernizing the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.

 

The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change has agreed that a comprehensive review of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process will be underway in the coming months with expected completion in December 2018.

 

Given the scale and import of the infrastructure investments being made by all three levels of government, it is difficult to overstate the need for meaningful reform of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process in Ontario. Such action will allow Ontario to build the infrastructure that it needs to be competitive in the globalized economies of the twenty-first century.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2017) Member Motion from Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Mark Grimes on Support for Reform of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107711.pdf)

Speakers

Hamish Wilson

Communications (Committee)
(October 23, 2017) Letter from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX28.29.1)

EX28.30

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Supporting the Creation of a Dedicated Fund to Enhance Municipal Asset Management Planning
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager to write to the Ontario Minister of Finance in support of the Ontario Good Roads Association request to the Government of Ontario to create a dedicated entitlement based fund, such a fund to:

 

a.  provide municipalities with the capital they need to enhance their asset management plans; and

 

b.  ensure that Ontario's municipalities are creating plans that promote asset management planning while also creating the knowledge and insights the Government of Ontario needs to ensure its investments are optimized.

 

2.  City Council request the Government of Ontario to engage a working group of stakeholders to assist in the design and testing of such a program.

Origin
(October 6, 2017) Member Motion from Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Mark Grimes
Summary

City Council on October 2, 3 and 4, 2017, referred Motion MM32.7 to the Executive Committee.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2017) Member Motion from Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Mark Grimes on Supporting the Creation of a Dedicated Fund to Enhance Municipal Asset Management Planning
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-107712.pdf)


Audit Committee - Meeting 10
AU10.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

A Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part One: Licence Issuance, Inspection and Complaint Investigation Functions
First Item of business on Wednesday, November 8
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards Division, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to review the by-law provisions related enforcement framework, and the Division's Standard Operating Procedures pertaining to unlicensed businesses, with a view to strengthening the City's efforts to ensure compliance with licensing requirements.

 

2. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards Division, to review and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the existing proactive inspection process. Steps to be considered should include:

 

a. Develop and implement proactive inspection frequency by the type of business licences based on risks and enforcement history.

 

b. Ensure adequate supporting documentation on proactive inspections is retained to ensure the inspections are conducted in a consistent and equitable manner to all licensees and for quality assurance monitoring purposes.

 

3. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards Division, to review and enhance the timeliness and efficiency of the complaint investigation process. Steps to be considered should include but not be limited to:

 

a. Capture the necessary milestone dates in the licensing database to enable monitoring of performance measures.

 

b. Establish performance measures to track and monitor the efficiency of complaints handling and investigation processes.

 

c. Develop internal processes to periodically review staff time spent by type of investigation to ensure efficient use of staff resources.

 

4. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards Division, to review the number of business licence investigations and charges among the three District Offices and among officers to identify ways to improve efficiency.

 

5. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards Division, in developing system requirements for a new case management system for business licences, to consider and incorporate the need for providing efficient and user-friendly mobile devices to officers to improve the efficiency of recording inspection and investigation results while on site.

 

6. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards Division, to expedite the licence fee review process to ensure compliance with the City's User Fee Policy.

 

7. City Council request the Chief Transformation Officer to consider including in his 2018 work plan a comprehensive review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's business license program, as part of an overall review of the City's inspections and enforcement activities.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Audit Committee considered the following Items together:

 

- AU10.2, headed "A Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part One: Licence Issuance, Inspection and Complaint Investigation Functions"

 

- AU10.3, headed "A Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Two: Licensed Holistic Centres"

 

- AU10.4, headed "A Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Three: Eating Establishments and Nightclubs".

 

Beverly Romeo-Beehler, Auditor General, and Jane Ying, Assistant Auditor General, gave a presentation to the Audit Committee on this Item.

Origin
(October 24, 2017) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The City of Toronto, through the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division (MLS), is responsible for regulating a myriad of businesses operating within its jurisdiction. The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of business licensing and By-law enforcement operations.

 

This audit covered the period from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2016.

 

Our audit results are provided in three audit reports:

 

Part One – the subject of this report, provides an overview of MLS's licensing and enforcement functions.

 

Part Two – focuses on MLS's licensing and enforcement activities regarding holistic centres.

 

Part Three – focuses on licensed eating establishments potentially operating as unlicensed nightclubs.

 

In this audit report, we have made seven recommendations pertaining to the key licensing functions – licence issuance, inspections of licensed businesses, complaint investigations, and licence fees. The implementation of these recommendations will help the Division to more effectively and efficiently manage business licences and ensure compliance with the By-law requirements.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 24, 2017) Report from the Auditor General - A Review of the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part One: Licence Issuance, Inspection and Complaint Investigation Functions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108168.pdf)

Audit at a Glance - A Review of the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part One: Licence Issuance, Inspection and Complaint Investigation Functions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108169.pdf)

Attachment 1: A Review of the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part One: Licence Issuance, Inspection and Complaint Investigation Functions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108170.pdf)

(October 13, 2017) Placeholder Report from the Auditor General regarding a Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part One: Licence Issuance, Inspection and Complaint Investigation Functions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108033.pdf)

(October 27, 2017) Presentation material submitted by the Auditor General
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108293.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Jim Karygiannis
Councillor Cesar Palacio
Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker
Councillor Frances Nunziata


AU10.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

A Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Two: Licensed Holistic Centres
Second Item of business on Wednesday, November 8
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to re-assess the merits and practicality of relying upon Professional Holistic Associations as governing and accreditation bodies for holistic licensees and practitioners.

 

2. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to conduct a detailed and thorough review of the existing By-laws and legislative framework governing the licensing of body rub parlours and holistic centres, with a view to ensuring the City can exercise effective oversight and enforcement actions to stop licensed holistic centres from offering services outside of the parameters and conditions of the licensing category.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Audit Committee considered the following Items together:

 

- AU10.2, headed "A Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part One: Licence Issuance, Inspection and Complaint Investigation Functions"

 

- AU10.3, headed "A Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Two: Licensed Holistic Centres"

 

- AU10.4, headed "A Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Three: Eating Establishments and Nightclubs".

 

Beverly Romeo-Beehler, Auditor General, and Jane Ying, Assistant Auditor General, gave a presentation to the Audit Committee on this Item.

Origin
(October 24, 2017) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The City of Toronto, through the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division (MLS), is responsible for regulating a myriad of businesses operating within its jurisdiction. The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of business licensing and By-law enforcement operations.

 

Our audit results are contained in three separate reports. This report, Part 2, focuses on MLS’s licensing and enforcement activities regarding holistic centres.

 

As of December 2016, there were 410 licensed holistic centres in the City. We identified 107 licensed holistic centres that had the appearance of offering unauthorized services. Aside from potentially being a violation to the City's licensing and zoning bylaws, holistic centres offering unauthorized services could potentially pose an array of health, safety and community issues, including the risk of human trafficking.

 

There is also a problem with many City-approved Professional Health Associations (PHAs). The City relies on the accredited PHAs to govern their members (licensed holistic practitioners) to ensure integrity and honesty of their services. We reviewed the top 10 PHAs, by membership, and found a number of them appear to operate on paper only. There is no By-law provision enabling MLS to revoke the approval of a PHA or to de-recognize PHA members even when MLS determines a PHA is not fulfilling the By-law requirements.

 

We recognize this is a complex, challenging issue to address. Much of the issue stems from the gaps in the existing By-law provisions. To address this, City staff need to undertake a comprehensive review of the existing legal framework and regulatory requirements, and re-assess the merits of relying on approved PHAs to govern licensed holistic practitioners.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 24, 2017) Report from the Auditor General - A Review of the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Two: Holistic Centres
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108171.pdf)

Audit at a Glance - A Review of the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Two: Holistic Centres
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108172.pdf)

Attachment 1: A Review of the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Two: Holistic Centres
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108173.pdf)

(October 13, 2017) Placeholder Report from the Auditor General regarding a Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Two: Licensed Holistic Centres
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108034.pdf)

(October 27, 2017) Presentation material submitted by the Auditor General
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108294.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Jim Karygiannis
Councillor Cesar Palacio
Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker
Councillor Frances Nunziata


AU10.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

A Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Three: Eating Establishments and Nightclubs
Third Item of business on Wednesday, November 8
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards Division, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to review the existing definition of "entertainment establishments/nightclubs" in By-law 545 to identify the necessary changes that will strengthen the Division's inspection and enforcement efforts relating to licensed eating establishments operating as unlicensed nightclubs.

 

2. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards Division, to review and amend the existing licence application form for eating establishments and nightclubs to ensure relevant information including the number of seats is obtained to facilitate the correct determination of the type of licence to be issued.

 

3. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards Division, to develop and implement a risk-based follow-up inspection process after licence issuance that will require officers to visit selected eating establishments to confirm they are not offering nightclub services and settings in violation of their approved eating establishment licence.

 

4. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards Division, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to review By-law 545 provisions and classifications relating to eating establishments and entertainment establishments/nightclubs to identify needs for By-law amendments.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Audit Committee considered the following Items together:

 

- AU10.2, headed "A Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part One: Licence Issuance, Inspection and Complaint Investigation Functions"

 

- AU10.3, headed "A Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Two: Licensed Holistic Centres"

 

- AU10.4, headed "A Review of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Three: Eating Establishments and Nightclubs".

 

Beverly Romeo-Beehler, Auditor General, and Jane Ying, Assistant Auditor General, gave a presentation to the Audit Committee on this Item.

Origin
(October 24, 2017) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The City of Toronto, through the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division (MLS), is responsible for regulating a myriad of businesses operating within its jurisdiction. The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of business licensing and By-law enforcement operations. This audit covered the period from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2016.

 

Our audit results are contained in three separate reports. This report, Part 3, focuses on licensed eating establishments potentially operating as unlicensed nightclubs.

 

Improperly licensed nightclubs could pose a health and safety risk, and often lead to more noise complaints.

 

Our audit identified a number of eating establishments potentially operating as unlicensed nightclubs. Much of the problem stems from how the By-law defines a nightclub. Because of the problematic definition, MLS officers have difficulties in enforcing the laws. The By-law definition should be amended to better delineate the difference between an eating establishment and a nightclub.

 

The licence application process does not require applicants to provide certain crucial information, such as the number of seats. Including this information would help MLS staff ensure businesses are being properly licensed.

 

We provide four recommendations in this report to help the City to better address this issue.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 24, 2017) Report from the Auditor General - A Review of the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Three: Eating Establishments and Nightclubs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108174.pdf)

Audit at a Glance - A Review of the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Three: Eating Establishments and Nightclubs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108175.pdf)

Attachment 1: A Review of the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Three: Eating Establishments and Nightclubs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108176.pdf)

(October 13, 2017) Placeholder Report from the Auditor General regarding a Review of Municipal Licencing and Standards Division's Management of Business Licences - Part Three: Eating Establishments and Nightclubs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108035.pdf)

(October 27, 2017) Presentation material submitted by the Auditor General
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108295.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Jim Karygiannis
Councillor Cesar Palacio
Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker
Councillor Frances Nunziata


AU10.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Building Division: Conditional Permits
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division to review and finalize draft conditional permit issuance criteria/guidelines.

 

2. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division, to strengthen controls to ensure that all requirements, including Zoning By-Law, Building Code Act, and Toronto Building conditional permit issuance criteria, are met prior to the issuance of a conditional permit.

 

3. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division, to implement a quality assurance and compliance process to ensure conditional building permits  issued meet regulatory and divisional requirements.

 

4. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division, to amend the Conditional Permit Policy to require that all conditions relating to a conditional permit be included in the formal agreement supporting the conditional permit and ensure that staff adhere to this requirement.

 

5. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division, to ensure that the impact of any development related demolition permits are considered prior to issuing a conditional permit.

 

6. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division, to amend the Conditional Permits Policy to:

 

a. include requirements for the retention of appropriate documentation in support of decisions related to the issuance of Conditional Permits;

 

b. ensure management scrutiny and approval of significant deviations from policy and standard practice are documented; and

 

c. include guidelines to assist staff in making assessments of claims of unreasonable delays in construction.

 

7. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division, to document the steps taken to obtain reasonable assurance that Conditional Permit applicants' assertions of unreasonable delays in construction are valid before approving the conditional permit application.

 

8. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division, to examine alternatives to mitigate the risks caused by the volume of conditional permit applications submitted immediately prior to a development charge increase.

 

9. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division to periodically report to Council providing information as to timing of conditional permits relative to changes in development charges, extent, and impact of conditional permits issued.

 

10. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division, to ensure building permit applicants are treated fairly and consistently by either:

 

a. instructing staff to stop inviting conditional permit applications; or

 

b. providing all applicants with building permit applications in process that will be subject to development charges with information regarding applying for a conditional permit prior to a development charge increase.

 

11. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division, to ensure performance planning objectives for individual employees contribute to the overall efficiency and regulatory compliance of the City.

 

12. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division, to ensure staff are aware and trained in appropriate divisional objectives that should guide their day-to-day activities and decisions.

 

13. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division, to review permit monitoring and enforcement practices and undertake any changes necessary to adequately monitor Conditional Permits.

 

14. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division, to explore opportunities to enhance the use of technology in the inspection process in an effort to gain both efficiency and effectiveness.

 

15. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division, to implement measures to enforce conditional permit agreements in a consistent manner.

 

16. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division to review, in consultation with the City Solicitor, the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division, and other appropriate City Divisions, the provisions of the Municipal Code related to the collection of Parkland Levies and propose any changes necessary.

 

17. City Council request the Chief Building Official & Executive Director, Toronto Building Division, to implement appropriate controls to ensure IBMS data cannot be overridden without appropriate authorization.

 

18.  City Council direct that a copy of the Auditor General's report headed "Toronto Building Division: Conditional Permits” be forwarded to the Chief Transformation Officer with a request that he consider the report as part of the End to End Review of the Development Review Process (PG22.11).

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The following persons gave a presentation to the Audit Committee:

 

- Ina Chan, Assistant Auditor General

- Jerry Shaubel, Senior Advisor to the Auditor General's Office.

Origin
(October 20, 2017) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

This report provides results of the Auditor General's review of conditional permits issued by Toronto Building Division. The review was initiated as a result of a complaint to the City's Fraud and Waste Hotline.

 

While conditional permits are a tool used in the development review process to balance the significant number of large complex development applications being received by the City, conditional permits can only be issued if the circumstances prescribed in section 8(3) of the Building Code Act are met.

 

The complainant alleged that there was a financial incentive for conditional permit applicants to obtain above-grade conditional permits in advance of scheduled development charge increases. It was also alleged that some above-grade conditional permits were not issued in full compliance with section 8(3) of the Building Code Act. The alleged impact was reduced development charge revenues received by the City.

 

In our opinion, the complaint that some above-grade conditional permits issued are not in full compliance with section 8(3) of the Building Code Act is substantiated. Under the law, conditional permits should not have been issued for 2 of the 15 sites we reviewed, resulting in $867,700 in lost development charges revenue.

 

Further, the complaint that there is a financial incentive for conditional permit applicants to obtain an above-grade conditional permit in advance of the scheduled date of a development charges increase is also substantiated. This conclusion is based on measuring conditional permits issued against criteria that Toronto Building developed in mid-2016 but which are still in draft form. The development charges were collected based on the conditional permit policy in effect at that time which did not contain objective criteria for issuing above-grade conditional permits.

 

On a go-forward basis to ensure fairness and to ensure the City receives the development charges revenue it is entitled to, without slowing down the construction process, we are recommending that the draft conditional permit issuance criteria be reviewed and finalized.

Finalizing these criteria will provide a standardized approach and some objective measures to support the Chief Building Official in forming her opinion regarding conditional permit issuance. We understand that the Chief Building Official will continue to exercise her discretion when making conditional permit decisions.

 

Development charges represent a significant source of revenue for the City. Over $702 million in development charges have been collected over the past four years. The 15 files that we reviewed had a total of $29.9 million in development charges. These revenues would have been $8.0 million higher had the conditional permits been issued using the criteria that are still in draft form.

 

We have not projected the potential revenue lost across the entire population because some cases were reported to us and other sample items were selected based on judgement. However, what we can say is that the nature and frequency of the issues, as well as, the number of managers focused on encouraging and expediting conditional permit applications to reduce development charges as a customer service, means that the City's interests may not have not been balanced. The totality of what we have observed in this review indicates this is a systemic issue and that potential development charges revenues lost are much greater.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 20, 2017) Report from the Auditor General - Toronto Building Division: Conditional Permits
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108177.pdf)

Review at Glance - Toronto Building Division: Conditional Permits
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108180.pdf)

Attachment 1: Toronto Building Division - Conditional Permits
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108178.pdf)

(October 13, 2017) Placeholder Report from the Auditor General regarding Toronto Building Division: Conditional Permits
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108037.pdf)

(October 27, 2017) Presentation material submitted by the Auditor General
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108306.pdf)


AU10.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2018 Audit Work Plan
Requires 30 votes to amend the Auditor General's workplan.
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the Auditor General’s 2018 Audit Work Plan, attached to the report (October 12, 2017) from the Auditor General.

Origin
(October 12, 2017) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with an overview of the work the Auditor General plans to conduct in 2018.

 

The Auditor General’s annual Audit Work Plan is based on projects identified from the latest risk assessment, as well as consultations with City Councillors and City management.

 

In response to the Council approved increase of $1.0 million to the Auditor General's 2017 Operating Budget, five new audits were added to the 2017 Audit Work Plan. Additional audits have been planned for 2018 in anticipation of a further funding increase of $1.5 million in 2018. These audits are described in Attachment 1. Planning activities for some of the audits on the 2018 Audit Work Plan will start as early as November 2017.

 

With the additional funding, the Auditor General can now address the high priority projects on a timelier basis by including more projects in her annual Audit Work Plan. This will result in a gradual decline of backlogged projects that have been constrained by prior years’ operating budgets.

 

The Auditor General’s Forensic Unit will also be undertaking more major investigations with the additional resources. Further, the Auditor General intends to continue with her focus on critical information technology risks across the City and its agencies and corporations. The Office will expand the use of data analytics in applicable audits and transition high-risk areas identified to its Continuous Controls Monitoring Program to provide ongoing reporting to management and City Council.

 

The additional funding will enable the Auditor General to acquire services of specialists on audits and investigations where subject matter expertise is required.

 

According to Chapter 3 of the Municipal Code, City Council may add to the annual audit plan by a two-thirds vote of all Council members. The Auditor General may amend the Audit Work Plan if new priorities arise.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 12, 2017) Report from the Auditor General - 2018 Audit Work Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107812.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Auditor General's Office - 2018 Audit Work Plan; Attachment 2 - Audit and Investigation Reports Issued from 2013 to 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107813.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker


AU10.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Obtaining the Best Value Through the Use of Vendor Rosters
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management Division, to:

 

a. Provide clear guidance on roster design. Unless there is an overriding consideration otherwise, vendor selection methods that prioritize cost should be used.

 

b. Update the Buyer review process for rotational rosters, such as including verification of how a vendor was selected, and that prices charged match the original submissions made to the REOI.

 

2. City Council request the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management Division, to provide guidance in its Roster Procedure on the use of different evaluation criteria during the roster qualification process.

 

3. City Council request the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management Division, to ensure Buyers provide adequate oversight of the roster qualification process, including a review of the evaluation outcome and documenting the decision process and rationale for deviations from the terms in the call document.

 

4. City Council request the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management Division, to review current roster processes and make adjustments where necessary to ensure that controls developed in PMMD's Unbalanced Bidding procedure are also implemented in all applicable areas of roster activity.

 

5. City Council request the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management Division, to develop clear guidelines regarding contractor/subcontractor relationships within a roster, including the need for disclosure, responsibility for monitoring and analysis, and the resolution process when potential conflicts of interest are identified.

 

6. City Council request the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management Division, to review controls relating to rosters with unique circumstances such as the ones held by the Environment and Energy Division, and ensure that there is sufficient oversight over its purchasing activity, in particular the bid receipt and evaluation process.

 

7. City Council request the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management Division, to ensure that the required control processes as specified in its Roster Procedure are consistently implemented and that staff are appropriately following up on any issues identified. Where it is determined that a control is not practical or not working as intended, the Procedure should be reviewed and amended where needed.

 

8. City Council request the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management Division, to review the roster management objectives and information requirements to identify opportunities for improving efficiencies and maximizing the use of rosters by divisional staff, including a consideration of:

 

a. Developing a reporting process on the roster program's overall activities.

 

b. Publishing and maintaining an accurate list of active rosters available to City staff.

 

c. Simplifying input requirements for the roster Master List.

 

d. Revising the quarterly reporting process.

Origin
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The City of Toronto purchases approximately $1.8 billion in goods and services per year. Of this amount, about $88 million (5 per cent) is made through its vendor rosters. This audit reviewed the management and oversight of the vendor rosters program, as well as whether this procurement alternative is delivering the best value to the City.

 

During the audit we observed that many aspects of the program were performed appropriately and consistently, including:

 

- Roles and responsibilities were clearly defined and documented.


- PMMD was working with operating divisions and providing guidance where needed.


- Purchasing activity was generally compliant in terms of scope, vendor selection, and staying within the $500,000 per purchase limit.
 

This report includes eight recommendations to help provide better value by improving the roster design, strengthening oversight, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the program. Under the right circumstances vendor rosters is one of the City's more efficient procurement means available, and establishing a strong operating foundation will pave the way for more operating units to benefit from this program.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Auditor General - Obtaining the Best Value Through the Use of Vendor Rosters
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107817.pdf)

Audit at a Glance - Obtaining the Best Value Through the Use of Vendor Rosters
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107818.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Obtaining the Best Value Through the Use of Vendor Rosters
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107819.pdf)


AU10.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Improving the Effectiveness of the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program
Communication AU10.9.1 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, to periodically review:

 

a. The Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program's objectives, intended outcomes and the value of the Program.

 

b. How long the Subsidy Program should continue to be made available to the public and whether the funds and administrative resources should be repurposed to fund other areas of high priority for Toronto Water.

 

c. Whether potential changes to the subsidy amount and the eligibility conditions are required.

 

2. City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, to establish Program milestones and performance measures based on the level of subsidy awareness achieved or expected timelines for phasing out the Subsidy Program as stages of infrastructure projects are completed.

 

3.  City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, to periodically track and analyze data on reported basement flooding incidents against data related to the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program to:

 

a. Identify whether homeowners directly impacted by basement flooding are participating in the Subsidy Program.

 

b. Assess if the Subsidy Program has played a worthwhile and effective role in preventing basement flooding in the City.

 

c. Determine recurring trends, emerging issues and training needs.

 

4. City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, to establish an ongoing quality control process to identify and correct errors and omissions including system-based controls to validate data entry and protect key fields in the Residential Database.

 

5. City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, to evaluate the costs and benefits of implementing an online application process for the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program and maintaining electronic copies of subsidy application documentation in the Database.

 

6.  City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, to review and clarify certain eligibility conditions of the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program and assessment processes and ensure staff are appropriately trained on any revisions.

 

7.  City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, to establish a reasonable timeframe for applicants to submit outstanding information and deny Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program applications not meeting this requirement.

 

8. City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, to:

 

a. Implement a risk-based approach to selecting sump pump installations for internal verification by Toronto Water staff.

 

b. Evaluate the benefits of requesting all homeowners to submit photographs with their Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program applications.

Origin
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

This report provides results of the Auditor General's review of the administration and oversight of the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program managed by the Toronto Water Division. More specifically, we assessed the design and objectives of the program, compliance with program eligibility requirements, and controls over payment processing.

 

Through the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program, the City is assisting homeowners to take action to reduce the risk of basement flooding on their private property by offering eligible homeowners a financial subsidy of up to $3,400 per property to install flood protection devices. The Subsidy Program has been available to homeowners for over ten years. As of December 2016, over $36.5 million in subsidies have been paid to approximately seven per cent of eligible homeowners across the City.

 

We found that Toronto Water is effectively administering the Program. This audit report contains eight recommendations to help the City continue to improve controls, administration and performance monitoring of the Subsidy Program. Implementation of these recommendations will also lay the foundation for the Program to achieve its objectives in the short and long term.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Auditor General - Improving the Effectiveness of the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107814.pdf)

Audit at a Glance - Improving the Effectiveness of the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107816.pdf)

Attachment 1: Improving the Effectiveness of the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107815.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.New.AU10.9.1)

AU10.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Auditor General's Observations on the Quantity of Product Realized from the City's Single Stream Recyclable Material (Blue Bin) Program
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to provide sufficient information in offers to purchase the City's processed recyclable products to ensure neither the incumbent purchaser nor the operator of the Material Recovery Facility have an advantage over other potential purchasers.

 

2. City Council request the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to rotate City staff assigned to the Material Recovery Facility to the extent feasible.

 

3. City Council request the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to reinforce with City staff assigned to the Material Recovery Facility that they are to bring any issues or concerns about the Material Recovery Facility or the contracted operator/owner of the Facility to their managers.

 

4. City Council request the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, enhance oversight at the Material Recovery Facility by:

 

a. Reviewing month-end inventories of recycled product.

 

b. Periodically reconciling, by weight, the City material sorted at the facility and shipped to City purchasers.

 

5. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1, attached to the report (October 12, 2017) from the Auditor General, remain confidential in its entirety as it deals with information about litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations.

Origin
(October 12, 2017) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The Auditor General was contacted and requested to review a potential shortfall in material recovered through its Single Stream Recyclable Material (Blue Bin) Program to assess the circumstances under which any shortfall of materials took place.

 

The Auditor General has now completed her review of this issue. The Auditor General's report is included as Confidential Attachment 1 to this report. No evidence of fraudulent activity was identified.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 12, 2017) Report from the Auditor General - Auditor General’s Observations on the Quantity of Product Realized from the City's Single Stream Recyclable Material (Blue Bin) Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107808.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1

AU10.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Auditor General's Office - Review of Complaint Regarding the June 29, 2016 Toronto Transit Commission Briefing Note
Communications AU10.11.2 and AU10.11.3 have been submitted on this Item.

Fourth Item of business on Wednesday, November 8
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

  

1. City Council request the City Clerk to implement protocols defining when it is appropriate to share briefing notes, as well as an online public repository to house briefing notes, bulletins, announcements and similar communications issued by City divisions and agencies, similar to the one maintained by the City of Vancouver, and direct the City Manager to ensure that City divisions and agencies submit copies of any such correspondence to the City Clerk for the register.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

Beverly Romeo-Beehler, Auditor General, gave a presentation to the Audit Committee on this Item.

Origin
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

This report provides the Auditor General’s findings primarily in relation to whether there was any political interference involved in the crafting and dissemination of a particular briefing note about large transit project options for the City of Toronto. The title of this particular briefing note is “Issues Relating to Re-introduction of LRT Replacement for Line 3 (SRT)”

 

We found:

 

i. no evidence of any lack of integrity on the part of CEO Byford or other TTC personnel in its preparation.

 

ii. no evidence of a systemic problem of political interference or staff being pressured by elected officials, including the Mayor and his office, in relation to the development of the ridership numbers and the preparation and distribution of the note.

 

iii. in our view, the briefing note estimate was within an acceptable range given the stage of the project, the nature of a briefing note and the caveats contained therein. The briefing note highlights that the figures are "estimates only," intended for a "high level cost comparison".  After evaluating the reasonableness of the figures, it is our view that even if construction on the SLRT could have begun several years earlier, the potential difference between the briefing note figures and our calculated escalated cost is within an acceptable range for estimates at that stage of completion.

 

We made recommendations to prevent similar situations from arising in the future. This report contains 3 recommendations along with management's response to each. Management accepts all recommendations.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Auditor General - Auditor General's Office - Review of Complaint Regarding the June 29, 2016 Toronto Transit Commission Briefing Note
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107810.pdf)

Attachment 1: Auditor General's Report - Review of Complaint Regarding the June 29, 2016 Toronto Transit Commission Briefing Note
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107811.pdf)

Speakers

Brenda Thompson
Rosemary Frei
Derek Moran
Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker

Communications (Committee)
(October 25, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman, CEO Platform Technology Consultancy (AU.New.AU10.11.1)
Communications (City Council)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.AU10.11.2)
(November 8, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.New.AU10.11.3)

11a Toronto Transit Commission transmittal regarding the Auditor General's Office - Review of Complaint Regarding the June 29, 2016 Toronto Transit Commission Briefing Note
Origin
(October 17, 2017) Letter from the Head of Commission Services, Toronto Transit Commission
Summary

At its meeting on October 16, 2017 the Toronto Transit Commission Board considered a report entitled, “Auditor General’s Report – Review of Complaint Regarding the June 29, 2016 Toronto Transit Commission Briefing Note”.

 

The Toronto Transit Commission Board adopted Recommendations 1 and 3 in the Auditor General’s report, as follows:

 

1.  The Board request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to provide more clarity in relation to the assumptions being relied on when the information is used in briefing notes.

 

3.  The Board request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to ensure its briefing note distribution protocols align with and integrate seamlessly with the City distribution protocols.

 

The foregoing is submitted to Toronto City Council through the City’s Audit Committee, for information.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2017) Transmittal Letter from the Toronto Transit Commission regarding the Auditor General's Office - Review of Complaint Regarding the June 29, 2016 Toronto Transit Commission Briefing Note
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108073.pdf)


AU10.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Auditor General’s 2017 Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations - City Divisions in Cluster C
Confidential Attachment - Security of property belonging to the City or one of its agencies or corporations. Labour relations or employee negotiations. Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations.
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council receive the report (October 13, 2017) from the Auditor General, for information.

 

2. City Council not authorize the public release of the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1, attached to the report (October 13, 2017) from the Auditor General, as it contains information related to the security of property belonging to the City or one of its agencies or corporations;  labour relations or employee negotiations; and litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations.

Origin
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

Every year, the Auditor General reviews the implementation status of outstanding audit recommendations and reports the results to City Council through the Audit Committee.

 

This report provides information regarding the implementation status of audit recommendations issued to City divisions in Cluster C. The divisions in Cluster C are:

 

Accounting Services
Chief Corporate Officer
Corporate Finance
Corporate Security
Environment and Energy
Facilities Management
Finance and Administration
Financial Planning
Fleet Services
Information and Technology
Pension, Payroll and Employee Benefits
Purchasing and Materials Management
Real Estate Services
Revenue Services
Treasurer
311 Toronto
 

This report also provides information on the potential cost savings from outstanding audit recommendations relating to City divisions in Cluster C in response to a motion adopted by the Audit Committee at its July 4, 2016 meeting.

 

As of December 31, 2015, there were a total of 27 Cluster C audit reports with 133 outstanding recommendations. Among the 133 recommendations included in the 2017 follow-up review, we verified that 54 recommendations (41 per cent) have been fully implemented, 69 recommendations (52 per cent) were either reported by management or determined by our review as being not fully implemented, and 10 recommendations (7 per cent) are no longer applicable.

 

Staff implemented the audit recommendations in four audit reports and will help the City realize significant cost savings. A total of approximately $4.3 million in one-time savings and $5.8 million in annual recurring savings were estimated by staff as a result of implementing recommendations in the four audit reports. Details of the audit recommendations and savings are provided in the Section "Noteworthy 2017 Follow-Up Results".

 

Continued efforts to implement outstanding recommendations will provide additional benefits to the City such as cost savings, improved controls, and enhanced service delivery.

 

Many of the City divisions in Cluster C have undertaken a significant amount of work to implement the recommendations. While a number of the recommendations have not been fully implemented, we recognize that some of the recommended changes require significant system or process changes, hence necessitating a longer time frame for full implementation.

 

Among the audit reports with outstanding recommendations, the 2008 audit report on disaster recovery planning for City computer facilities continues to have four recommendations not fully implemented to date. Management indicated that they have made significant progress towards the implementation of these recommendations. Further details are provided on page 10 of this report, and page 16 in Attachment 2.

 

We express our appreciation for the co-operation and assistance we received from management and staff of City divisions in Cluster C during this year's follow-up review process.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Auditor General - 2017 Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations - City Divisions in Cluster C
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107942.pdf)

Attachment 1: City Divisions in Cluster C - Public Recommendations - Fully Implemented; Attachment 2: City Divisions in Cluster C - Public Recommendations - Not Fully Implemented; and Attachment 3: City Divisions in Cluster C - Public Recommendations - No Longer Applicable
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107943.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 (includes Confidential Audit Recommendations - Fully Implemented and Not Fully Implemented)

AU10.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Auditor General's Office - Forensic Unit Status Report on Outstanding Recommendations
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council receive the report (October 13, 2017) from the Auditor General for information.

Origin
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

This report provides information regarding the implementation status of publicly reported recommendations made by the Forensic Unit of the Auditor General’s Office. These recommendations were made in the context of the annual reports on the Fraud and Waste Hotline and other special reviews conducted.

 

Confidential recommendations may also be made to management in the context of investigations. The implementation status of confidential recommendations is communicated directly to the City Manager.

 

Following up on outstanding recommendations from previous reports is important and ensures that management has taken appropriate action to implement recommendations.

 

From January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2015, a total of 30 recommendations made by the Forensic Unit were reported publicly. Twenty-five of them were implemented before 2016.

 

A total of five outstanding recommendations were included in the 2017 follow-up review. The results of our verification indicate that management has fully implemented four recommendations, leaving only one outstanding recommendation.

 

Continued efforts to implement outstanding recommendations will provide additional benefits to the City through cost savings, additional revenue, control improvements and enhanced service delivery.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Auditor General - Auditor General's Office - Forensic Unit Status Report on Outstanding Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107900.pdf)

Attachment 1: Forensic Unit - Recommendations Fully Implemented
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107901.pdf)

Attachment 2: Forensic Unit - Recommendations Not Fully Implemented
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107902.pdf)


AU10.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Auditor General's 2017 Consolidated Status Report on Follow-up of Outstanding Audit Recommendations
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council receive the report (October 13, 2017) from the Auditor General for information.

Origin
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

In 2017, in accordance with the new follow-up reporting process, the Auditor General reported to the Audit Committee on the recommendation follow-up results as follows:

 

March 24, 2017

-  City divisions in Cluster A and the City Manager's Office
 

June 27, 2017

-  City divisions in Cluster B
-  Agencies and Corporations
 

October 27, 2017   

- City divisions in Cluster C
-  Recommendations issued by the Auditor General's Forensic Unit
-  Consolidated year-end report
 

This consolidated year-end report summarizes the 2017 recommendation follow-up results of all City divisions, the City Manager's Office, Agencies and Corporations, and recommendations issued by the Auditor General's Forensic Unit.

 

Since 1999, the City has made excellent progress implementing the recommendations.

 

A total of 294 outstanding recommendations were included in the 2017 follow-up review.

 

Among the 294 recommendations, our review verified that 93 recommendations (31 per cent) have been fully implemented, and 13 recommendations (5 per cent) are no longer applicable. There are 188 recommendations (64 per cent) that remain not fully implemented.

 

Continued efforts to implement outstanding recommendations will provide additional financial and non-financial benefits to the City and its Agencies and Corporations. These benefits include cost savings, additional revenue, enhanced service delivery, and improved controls.

 

We express our appreciation for the co-operation and assistance we received from the management and staff of City divisions, the City Manager's Office and the Agencies and Corporations.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Auditor General - 2017 Consolidated Status Report on Follow-up of Outstanding Audit Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107921.pdf)


AU10.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2016 Audited Financial Statements of Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) - Report No. 2
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommend that: 

 

1.  City Council approve the 2016 audited financial statements and management letters of twenty-seven (27) Business Improvement Areas attached as Appendices A to AB to the report (October 13, 2017) from the Treasurer and the Director, Business Growth Services, Economic Development and Culture.

Origin
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Treasurer and the Director, Business Growth Services, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to present the 2016 audited financial statements and management letters for the final twenty-seven (27) Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) to Audit Committee and City Council for approval.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Treasurer and the Director, Business Growth Services, Economic Development and Culture - 2016 Audited Financial Statements of Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) - Report No. 2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107852.pdf)

Appendix A: Albion Islington Square Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107854.pdf)

Appendix B: Bloor Annex Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107855.pdf)

Appendix C: Bloordale Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107856.pdf)

Appendix D: Corso Italia Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107857.pdf)

Appendix E: Danforth Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107858.pdf)

Appendix F: Dovercourt Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107859.pdf)

Appendix F1: Dovercourt Village Management Letter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107860.pdf)

Appendix G: Emery Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107861.pdf)

Appendix H: Gerrard India Bazaar Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107862.pdf)

Appendix I: Greektown on the Danforth Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107863.pdf)

Appendix J: Hillcrest Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107864.pdf)

Appendix J1: Hillcrest Village Management Letter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107865.pdf)

Appendix K: Kennedy Road Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107866.pdf)

Appendix L: Kensington Market Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107867.pdf)

Appendix L-1: Kensington Market Management Letter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107868.pdf)

Appendix M: Korea Town Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107869.pdf)

Appendix N: Lakeshore Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107870.pdf)

Appendix N1: Lakeshore Village Management Letter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107871.pdf)

Appendix O: Leslieville Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107872.pdf)

Appendix P: Long Branch Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107873.pdf)

Appendix Q: Marketo District Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107874.pdf)

Appendix R: Mimico By The Lake Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107875.pdf)

Appendix S: Mirvish Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107876.pdf)

Appendix T: Oakwood Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107878.pdf)

Appendix U: Ossington Avenue Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107879.pdf)

Appendix U1: Ossington Avenue Management Letter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107880.pdf)

Appendix V: Queen Street West Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107881.pdf)

Appendix V1: Queen Street West Management Letter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107882.pdf)

Appendix W: St.Clair Gardens Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107883.pdf)

Appendix X: The Beach Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107884.pdf)

Appendix Y: The Danforth Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107885.pdf)

Appendix Z: Trinity Bellwoods Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107886.pdf)

Appendix Z1: Trinity Bellwoods Management Letter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107887.pdf)

Appendix AA: Upper Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107888.pdf)

Appendix AA1: Upper Village Management Letter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107889.pdf)

Appendix AB: A letter from the auditor, Rafiq Dosani dated September 20, 2017 stating that there were no significant management letter issues identified for nineteen (19) of the BIAs audited by him and appended.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-107890.pdf)


AU10.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2016 - Agencies and Corporations (Part 2)
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council receive for information, the 2016 Financial Statements and related documents for the Toronto Atmospheric Fund.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Audit Committee received for information, the 2016 Financial Statements and related documents for the following agencies and corporations, having regard that the Statements have previously been considered by City Council:

 

- Build Toronto

- Casa Loma Corporation

- Invest Toronto

- Lakeshore Arena Corporation

- Toronto Community Housing Corporation

- Toronto Hydro Corporation

- Toronto Port Lands Company

Summary

The following agencies and corporations have submitted 2016 Financial Statements and related documents to the Audit Committee for consideration:

 

- Toronto Atmospheric Fund

 

In addition, City Council received and forwarded the 2016 Financial Statements of the following agencies and corporations to the Audit Committee for information:

 

- Build Toronto

- Casa Loma Corporation

- Invest Toronto

- Lakeshore Arena Corporation

- Toronto Community Housing Corporation

- Toronto Hydro Corporation

- Toronto Port Lands Company


17a Toronto Atmospheric Fund - 2016 Financial Statements
Summary

Consolidated Financial Statements for the Toronto Atmospheric Fund for the year ending December 31, 2016.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2017) Letter from the Director of Finance, Toronto Atmospheric Fund, forwarding 2016 Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108071.pdf)

2016 Financial Statements - Toronto Atmospheric Fund
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108072.pdf)


AU10.19

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review of Toronto Transit Commission Accounts Payable Functions: Improving Invoice Verification and Vendor Account Management
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive for information, the following:

 

a.  The transmittal letter (October 16, 2017) from the Head of Commission Services, Toronto Transit Commission.

 

b.  The report (September 15, 2017) from the Auditor General, headed "Review of Toronto Transit Commission Accounts Payable Functions:  Improving Invoice Verification and Vendor Account Management".

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Letter from the Head of Commission Services, Toronto Transit Commission
Summary

At its meeting on October 16, 2017 the Toronto Transit Commission Board considered a report (September 15, 2017) from the Auditor General, entitled “Review of Toronto Transit Commission Accounts Payable Functions:  Improving Invoice Verification and Vendor Account Management”.

 

The Toronto Transit Commission Board adopted the recommendations in the Auditor General’s report, as follows:

 

The Auditor General recommends that:

 

1.  The Board request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to review the results of the sampled invoices and potential overpayments identified by the Auditor General in this report, assess whether additional overpayments exist in other related invoices from the same vendors, and recover the overpayments from the vendors where appropriate.

 

2.  The Board request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to enhance the existing invoice verification processes to provide reasonable assurance that invoices are paid according to the contract terms and prices. Consideration should be given to:

 

a. Provide guidelines and training to user department approvers on the importance of invoice verification and the specific information that should be reviewed prior to invoice approval.

 

b.  Incorporate monitoring measures to verify, at least on a sample basis, that the approved invoices by user departments have been adequately reviewed to be consistent with contract terms and prices.

 

3.  The Board request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to maintain a reasonably accurate and complete Vendor Master File to minimize the risk of duplicate or incorrect payments to vendors. Steps to be undertaken should include, but not be limited to:

 

a.  Conduct a one-time comprehensive review of vendor accounts to purge the large number of duplicate and inactive accounts.

 

b.  Implement adequate system functionalities to enable staff to update vendor account records in the system.

 

c.  Periodically review the vendor account records to ensure the required information is obtained and accurately entered into the system.

 

d.  Ensure staff responsible for creating vendor accounts or maintaining the Vendor Master File are provided with an updated and comprehensive procedure manual outlining the key information requirements and processes.

 

4. The Board request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to ensure conflicts of interest are properly managed. Such steps should include, but not be limited to:

 

a.  Ensure employee vendor match is conducted on an annual basis.

 

b.  Provide training and reminders to the appropriate staff to reinforce the importance of disclosing actual and perceived conflicts of interest.

 

c.  Hold employees who fail to disclose potential conflicts of interest accountable.

 

5.  The Board request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to review the current payment process and identify opportunities to further reduce the number of late payments and to take advantage of early payment discounts.

 

6.  The Board request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to review and enhance current cheque request policies to ensure adequate use of cheque requests by staff. Steps should be taken, but not be limited, to:

 

a.  Clearly define the items that can be procured using cheque requests.

 

b.  Regularly review and identify repeated cheque request purchases that should have been procured using Purchase Orders or Blanket Contracts.

 

c.  Clarify the monitoring measures and responsible departments in the policy.

 

7.  The Board request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to review and update Supplier Information Management System (SIMS) and Industrial Financial System (IFS) user access rights and privileges periodically to ensure adequate segregation of duties and access controls.

 

8.  The Board request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to continue its effort to increase the use of Electronic Fund Transfer for vendor payments, in particular for vendors who receive multiple payments from the agency per month.

 

9.  The Board request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to identify opportunities to further improve the efficiency of the duplicate payment   identification and verification process.

 

10.  The Board forward this report to City Council for information through the City's Audit Committee.

 

The foregoing is submitted to Toronto City Council through the City’s Audit Committee, for information.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2017) Transmittal Letter from the Head of Commission Services, Toronto Transit Commission, forwarding the Auditor General's report - Review of Toronto Transit Commission Accounts Payable Functions: Improving Invoice Verification and Vendor Account Management
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108074.pdf)

(September 15, 2017) Report from the Auditor General - Review of Toronto Transit Commission Accounts Payable Functions: Improving Invoice Verification and Vendor Account Management
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108075.pdf)

Audit at a Glance
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108076.pdf)

Attachment 1: Auditor General's Report - Review of Toronto Transit Commission Accounts Payable Functions: Improving Invoice Verification and Vendor Account Management
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-108077.pdf)


Board of Health - Meeting 22
HL22.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Minister's Expert Panel Report on Public Health in an Integrated Health System
Board Recommendations

The Board of Health recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to carefully consider the implications of the Expert Panel recommendations on public health as presented in its June 9, 2017 report, Public Health Within an Integrated Health System.

 

2.  City Council request the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to consider evidence-based alternative approaches to achieving the stated goals of the Expert Panel that will:

 

a.  Ensure there is only one public health entity for the City of Toronto based on municipal geographic boundaries;

 

b.  Mandate a formal relationship between Local Health Integration Networks, public health entities, and municipalities;

 

c.  Allow for the continued existence of autonomous, semi-autonomous and regional/single tier boards of health governance models in Ontario; and

 

d.  Support Board of Health roles, responsibility and membership competency by providing education and training to new members.

 

3.  City Council request the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to undertake an inclusive and comprehensive consultation process on the Expert Panel report, including consulting specifically with the City of Toronto.

 

4.  City Council forward its decision to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

 

5.  City Council forward its decision to the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, the Association of Local Public Health Agencies, the Council of Medical Officers of Health (Ontario), Ontario Public Health Association, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire Viamonde, and Mon Avenir Conseil Scolaire Catholique, the City Manager, Deputy City Managers (Cluster A, B, and C), the City Solicitor and the City Clerk.

Board Decision Advice and Other Information

The Board of Health also:

 

1.  Requested the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to carefully consider the implications of the Expert Panel recommendations on public health as presented in its June 9, 2017 report, Public Health Within an Integrated Health System.

 

2.  Requested the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to consider evidence-based alternative approaches to achieving the stated goals of the Expert Panel that will:

 

a.  Ensure there is only one public health entity for the City of Toronto based on municipal geographic boundaries;

 

b.  Mandate a formal relationship between Local Health Integration Networks, public health entities, and municipalities;

 

c.  Allow for the continued existence of autonomous, semi-autonomous and regional/single tier boards of health governance models in Ontario; and

 

d.  Support Board of Health roles, responsibility and membership competency by providing education and training to new members.

 

3.  Requested the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to undertake an inclusive and comprehensive consultation process on the Expert Panel report, including consulting specifically with the City of Toronto.

 

4.  Directed that a copy of the report (October 13, 2017) from the Medical Officer of Health and the Board of Health's decision be submitted to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care by October 31, 2017 to meet the provincial consultation deadline for public health.

 

5.  Directed that a copy of the report (October 13, 2017) from the Medical Officer of Health and the Board of Health's decision be forwarded to the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, the Association of Local Public Health Agencies, the Council of Medical Officers of Health (Ontario), Ontario Public Health Association, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire Viamonde, and Mon Avenir Conseil Scolaire Catholique, the City Manager, Deputy City Managers (Cluster A, B, and C), the City Solicitor and the City Clerk.

Origin
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Medical Officer of Health
Summary

As part of the Government of Ontario's Health System Transformation agenda, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (the Minister) established an Expert Panel on Public Health (Expert Panel) in January 2017 and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (the Ministry) released a report from the Expert Panel on July 20, 2017. The Expert Panel's mandate was to provide the Minister with advice on structural, organizational, and governance changes to Ontario's public health sector with the stated goal of integrating public health into the health system. 

 

The report includes recommendations that describe how public health will operate within an integrated health care system. The specific recommendations that impact Toronto Public Health (TPH) and the City of Toronto include:

 

-  Dividing the City into three (3) separate public health units referred to as regional public health entities (RPHEs); with three (3) Chief Executive Officers and three (3) Medical Officers of Health for the City of Toronto;


-  Aligning these RPHEs with three Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) - Central, Toronto Central and Central East; and


-  Establishing freestanding, autonomous boards of health removed from the municipal structure, and granting the provincial government the power to appoint members as well as appoint persons to the positions of Chair, Vice Chair and Finance.
 

The proposed recommendations would result in the most significant change to the public health system in decades, and there are serious concerns with the recommendations as presented.  Building linkages, fostering collaboration and health system connection is important to meeting the health needs of all Ontarians, but organizational integration is not the solution to achieving this overarching goal. 

 

This Board of Health (BOH) report provides an overview of the Expert Panel's recommendations, the impacts on public health in Toronto, and proposed alternatives to support enhanced capacity, collaboration and connectedness with the health system, without compromising public health's core mandate to improve population health.

Background Information (Board)
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Minister's Expert Panel Report on Public Health in an Integrated Health System
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-107927.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Proposed Public Health Boundaries Mapped Against City of Toronto Ward Boundaries
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-108047.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Proposed Structure and Leadership Model of Public Health in an Integrated Health System
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-108048.pdf)

Speakers

Gil (Guillermo) Penalosa, Founder and Chair, 8 80 Cities
Monika Turner, Director of Policy, Association of Municipalities of Ontario

Communications (Board)
(October 12, 2017) Submission from Monika Turner, Director of Policy, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (HL.New.22.2.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/hl/comm/communicationfile-73196.pdf)

(October 27, 2017) Submission from Chris Glover, Trustee, Ward 2 - Etobicoke Centre, Toronto District School Board (HL.New.HL22.2.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/hl/comm/communicationfile-73256.pdf)


Community Development and Recreation Committee - Meeting 23
CD23.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 32 

S.H. Armstrong Pool Working Group - Final Report
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to continue programming at S.H. Armstrong Community Centre Pool from January to March 2018 and that this interim extension be funded through savings to be achieved from the planned closure of two other Toronto District School Board pools for capital projects in 2018.

Origin
(October 4, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

SH Armstrong Pool, located in the Duke of Connaught Public School in Ward 32, is one of the 27 school pool locations currently used by the City of Toronto for the provision of aquatic program delivery, including swimming lessons and drop-in swimming.

 

As part of the 2017 Budget process, City Council approved the relocation of programming from SH Armstrong pool to other nearby locations with capacity to accommodate these programs effective July, 2017.

 

With the availability of temporary funding, Council approved the reinstatement of services at the pool from September to December, 2017.

 

Council also directed the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to establish a pool working group to develop and review a plan that increased the utilization of the pool's capacity and report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on the Pool's performance by the fourth quarter of 2017.

 

The purpose of this report is to report back on the success of the working group's efforts in increasing the pool's utilization in Fall of 2017 and to request that Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to continue programming at SH Armstrong pool for the first quarter of 2018 until Council makes a decision on the full reinstatement of programs, as part of the 2018 Budget Cycle.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 4, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on S.H. Armstrong Pool Working Group - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107701.pdf)

Speakers

Sara Ehrhardt, S.H. Armstrong Pool Working Group

Communications (Committee)
(October 20, 2017) E-mail from The Community Members of S.H. Armstrong Pool Working Group (CD.New.CD23.3.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/comm/communicationfile-73101.pdf)


CD23.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Child Care Growth Strategy - Phase One Implementation (2017 - 2019)
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council request that the Province develop policy guidelines to support a provincial salary and fee framework, including consideration of a geared to income sliding fee scale capped at $10 a day, that would advance the goals of the Child Care Growth Strategy; and provide greater flexibility to municipalities in the use of provincial funding to expedite the reduction of child care fees.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Children's Services to enter into and execute agreements with non-profit and public sector partners to fund capital projects associated with the retrofit, expansion or development of child care spaces outside of schools to be funded from the Child Care Capital Reserve Fund (XR1103) using funds previously approved by Council as part of the Canada-Ontario Early Learning and Child Care Agreement, with such agreements to be in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Children's Services to advance up to 90 per cent of the cost of federally funded Capital Projects prior to December 31, 2018 with the remainder to be paid upon satisfactory completion of the projects to ensure that federal funds are committed prior to the December 31, 2018 deadline for expenditures, with such arrangements to be in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor and Chief Financial Officer.

 

4.  City Council request the General Manager, Children's Services, to undertake consultation with parents, child care agencies and other stakeholders on affordability options for licensed child care; the capital funding strategy and expansion plan; subsidy policy and funding changes to encourage increased access to child care services for workers with part-time or non-standard work hours.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The General Manager, Children's Services gave a presentation to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on Growing Toronto's Licensed Child Care System.

Origin
(October 6, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services
Summary

This report provides details related to Phase One of implementing the Council-approved Toronto Licensed Child Care Growth Strategy (for children from birth to 4 years) and reflects the impacts of recent funding commitments from the federal and provincial governments. It highlights targets and system transformations required to achieve the long-term goals of the Strategy including setting targets for growth, affordability and a thriving workforce and identifies policy issues that must be addressed.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2017) Report and Appendix A from the General Manager, Children's Services on Child Care Growth Strategy - Phase One Implementation (2017 - 2019)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107586.pdf)

(October 23, 2017) Presentation from the General Manager, Children Services on Growing Toronto's Licensed Child Care System
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-108140.pdf)

Speakers

June Hall, Director, Main Square Day Care and Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care Board Member
Jane Mercer, Executive Coordinator, Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care
Laurel Rothman, Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care
Alejandra Ruiz Vargas, Toronto ACORN
Pooria Just, Toronto ACORN
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Communications (Committee)
(October 20, 2017) Submission from Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE Local 79 (CD.New.CD23.5.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/comm/communicationfile-73132.pdf)


CD23.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Early Learning and Child Care Services (TELCCS) Projected Centre Closures 2018
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Children's Services to work with the Ward Councillor, Toronto District School Board, and the parent community to locate an interim facility for the child care spaces currently at the Davisville Early Learning and Child Care Centre until the replacement child care facility in the new Davisville Public School is built.

 

2.  City Council request the General Manager, Children's Services, to continue operating Lawrence East Early Learning and Child Care Centre until such time as a before-and-after school kindergarten and school-age program is opened in the local school.

 

3.  City Council request the Toronto District School Board to open a before-and-after school program for kindergarten and school age children at Willow Park Junior Public School.

Origin
(October 5, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services
Summary

During the 2017 budget process Council directed the General Manager, Children's Services to report to Community Development and Recreation Committee (CDRC) any proposed program or centre closures of directly operated child care programs prior to the 2018 and future budget processes.  This report provides CDRC with information on proposed closures of Toronto Early Learning and Child Care Services (TELCCS) programs/sites in 2018.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 5, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services on Toronto Early Learning and Child Care Services (TELCCS) Projected Centre Closures 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107700.pdf)

Speakers

Tim Maguire, President, Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 79
Councillor Janet Davis

Communications (Committee)
(October 20, 2017) Submission from Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE Local 79 (CD.New.CD23.6.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/comm/communicationfile-73133.pdf)


CD23.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Tenant Defence Fund Review
The General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (CD23.7b with recommendations)

Communication CD23.7.1 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to increase the value of the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations Tenant Hotline program contract by $25,000, from $180,800 to $205,800, to support the agency's ability to respond to increased call volume for the term January 1 to December 31, 2018.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to increase funding for the Tenant Support Grant Program by $50,000, from $50,000 to $100,000 annually beginning January 1, 2018, to support additional applications to the Landlord Tenant Board, including for maintenance and repairs affecting private market rental buildings.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to broaden the scope of the Outreach and Organizing program to better support tenant groups to develop internal capacity and improve resiliency.

 

4.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 797, Tenant Support Grant Program to implement the changes set out in Attachment C to the report (September 27, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, subject to such technical and stylistic amendments as required by the City Solicitor and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

5.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 797, Tenant Support Grant Program to reflect the recommendations and changes set out in Attachment C to the report (September 27, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and authorize the City Solicitor and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to re-structure, consolidate and simplify all existing requirements to improve the readability of the By-law.

 

6.  City Council reiterate its previous positions on tenant issues, as set out in Attachment B to the report (September 27, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to the Province of Ontario's Ministry of Housing and Ministry of the Attorney General.

 

7.  City Council request the Government of Ontario to amend Section 126 of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, to:

 

a. provide public notice upon the completion of the term of a rent increase associated with an Above Guideline Rent Increase (AGI);

 

b. require landlords to provide a commensurate rent reduction upon the completion of the term of a rent increase associated with an Above Guideline Rent Increase (AGI);

 

c. eliminate a Landlord's ability to levy an Above the Guideline Rent Increase for costs prescribed in Subsection (1)1 of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, relating to municipal taxes;

 

d. eliminate eligibility of capital expenditures for the purpose of an Above the Guideline Rent Increase under the categories prescribed in Subsection (7) a, b, and c of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, that constitute repair and maintenance of the property;

 

e. require Landlords to save 10 percent of rental income for a maintenance account to be accessed for capital expenditures related to the categories prescribed in Subsection (7) a, b, and c of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006; and

 

f. provide that no rent increases be permitted related to the enactment of the provisions contained in Recommendations 7.c, 7.d, and 7.e above.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.  Directed the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to report directly to City Council on November 7, 2017, with a formal submission containing the criteria set out in Recommendation 7 above, to be submitted to the Government of Ontario's current Above Guideline Rent Increases (AGI) review.

Origin
(September 27, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

The Tenant Defence Fund (TDF) was created in 2000 in response to the creation of the Provincial Tenant Protection Act, 1997. The TDF provides grants and outreach for tenants to access legal representation to fight above guideline rent increases. The TDF is complemented by a Tenant Hotline that provides telephone information services for private market tenants in Toronto.

 

Shelter, Support and Housing Administration initiated a review of the TDF given there have been few changes to the TDF since 2000, new tenant legislation, and a changing rental market.

 

The review of the TDF found that the program is administratively challenging and its limited scope hinders it from addressing the broad range of issues that tenants face. As well, new changes to Provincial legislation and the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) hearing process are anticipated to change tenants' need to acquire legal representation to dispute landlord applications and make tenant applications at the LTB.

 

This report summarizes key findings from the review of the TDF and recommends program enhancements, including:

 

-  A modest funding increase for the Tenant Hotline to respond to increased call volume;
 

-  Amending Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 797 Tenant Support Grant Program to:

-  Expand the scope of the program to include tenant applications to address building-wide maintenance issues, and

-  Reduce the signature requirement required by applicants to qualify for a grant; and

 

-  Increasing funding for the Tenant Support Grant Program to meet increased service levels resulting from a broader scope.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 27, 2017) Report and Attachments A and B from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Tenant Defence Fund Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107353.pdf)

Attachment C - Proposed Amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 797, Tenant Support Grant Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107355.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(October 31, 2017) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on City Position on Amendments to O. Reg. 516/06 under the Residential Tenancies Act (CD23.7b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-108596.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 6, 2017) Letter from Susan Wankiewicz, Clinic Director, Landlord's Self-Help Centre (CC.New.CD23.7.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73390.pdf)


7a Tenant Defence Fund Review
Origin
(October 13, 2017) Letter from the Tenant Issues Committee
Summary

At its meeting on October 12, 2017, the Tenant Issues Committee considered Item TD6.2 - Tenant Defence Fund Review. 

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2017) Letter from the Tenant Issues Committee on Tenant Defence Fund Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-108032.pdf)


CD23.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 33 

Leslie Nymark Service Manager Consent
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council acting as Service Manager under the Housing Services Act, 2011, consent pursuant to subsection 161 (2) of the Housing Services Act, 2011, to the transfer by Toronto Community Housing Corporation of Block 3 (the "Market Lands") in the draft Plan of Subdivision prepared by J.D.Barnes July 5, 2016 as Attachment 2 to the report (October 5, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to Scala Residences Inc. subject to the following conditions:

 

i.  registration of the Plan of Subdivision;

 

ii.  Toronto Community Housing Corporation shall reimburse the Service Manager for all provincial housing costs attributable to the Market Lands that the Service Manager shall be responsible for pursuant to the Housing Services Act, 2011;

 

iii.  Toronto Community Housing Corporation shall have advised the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration of the proposed closing date and undertakes to advise the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration of any extension of the closing date or dates for such sale;

 

iv.  Toronto Community Housing Corporation shall provide the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration with details of the transfer to Scala and of the Partnership within ten (10) days of closing, including copies of all registered transfers, declarations of trust, trust agreements and the relevant parcel registers, so that the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration may apply to the Province to advise Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation of the sale and removal of the Market Lands from the social housing portfolio;

 

v.  Toronto Community Housing Corporation shall use the net financial proceeds to fund a portion of the cost of construction for the replacement social housing in Leslie Nymark; and

 

vi.  such other conditions that the General Manger, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration considers reasonable and necessary to carry the recommendations adopted by Council.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to:

 

i.  advise the Minister of Housing pursuant to section 163 of the Housing Services Act, 2011 of the consent provided on behalf of Council as Service Manager to the transfer of the Market Lands to Scala and to request that these lands be removed from the social housing portfolio;

 

ii.  provide as required Service Manager consent pursuant to subsection 161 (2) of the Housing Services Act, 2011 on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, to any construction financing proposed by or on behalf of Scala; and

 

iii.  provide as required Service Manager consent pursuant to subsection 161(2) of the Housing Services Act, 2011 on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, to future transfers of the Market Lands by or on behalf of Scala.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to provide, on behalf of the City, acting as Service Manager under the Housing Services Act, 2011, consents pursuant to subsection 161 (2) of the Housing Services Act, 2011 to transfers by Toronto Community Housing Corporation in the future as part of the redevelopment of Leslie Nymark, consistent with the prior redevelopment decisions by City Council, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(October 5, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) has embarked on a revitalization of its Leslie Nymark community. The project will replace 121 existing Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) units, 115 in the revitalized Leslie Nymark community and 6 offsite at Allenbury Gardens, and develop 498 market units.

 

As part of the revitalization, on August 7, 2017, TCHC submitted a request to Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) for consent to transfer lands in connection with the redevelopment. TCHC is proposing that lands identified as Block 3 be transferred to Scala Residences Inc. ("Scala") to be developed as a 17-storey condominium building. Scala will hold the title in trust for a partnership consisting of TCHC and developer subsidiaries. TCHC will use the proceeds from the sale of market-priced units in revitalization to help cover the cost of replacement social housing units. The request has no financial implications to the City.

 

This report recommends that City Council as Service Manager grant consent for the transfer of selected TCHC properties to Scala Residences Inc. as part of the Council-approved Leslie Nymark Revitalization and authorize the General Manager, SSHA, as Service Manager to provide the necessary consents for future transfers associated with the Leslie Nymark Revitalization.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 5, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Leslie Nymark Service Manager Consent
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107636.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Leslie Nymark Site Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107637.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Draft Plan of Subdivision
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107638.pdf)


CD23.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 1 

Strengthening Rexdale Community Hub Board Governance
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to negotiate and execute on behalf of the City an agreement with the Rexdale Community Hub Board for a 10 year term with respect to the administration and management of the Rexdale Community Hub, which agreement shall have terms and conditions acceptable the Deputy City Manager, Internal Services and be in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(October 6, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the review of the Rexdale Community Hub (RCH) with the intent of identifying an appropriate governance model and required resources.

 

The Rexdale Community Hub is a 77,000 square foot multi-service facility located at 21 Panorama Court in Ward 1 in North Etobicoke.  In 2009, the City acquired the property from the TCDSB to create a community hub and entered into lease agreements with eleven community service tenants to implement the hub initiative.

 

Since its opening in 2012, the tenants formed the RCH Board to administer and manage the hub. However there is no formal agreement between the City and RCH Board that recognizes the Board’s role in managing the facility.  This report recommends that the City enter into an agreement with the RCH Board that outlines the roles and responsibilities of both parties in operating the RCH.

 

To support the management of the RCH, this report identifies the required resources to support the sustainability of the Board.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Strengthening Rexdale Community Hub Board Governance
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107722.pdf)

Speakers

Alex Dow, Director, Neighbourhood Initiatives, United Way Toronto and York Region


CD23.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review and Identification of Resources for Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to enter into a development and construction agreement with the Thorncliffe Park Neighbourhood Office for the construction of community space in the Thorncliffe Park Hub at the East York Town Centre Mall, which agreement shall have terms and conditions acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Internal Services and be in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to develop Neighbourhood Action Plans for all wards and neighbourhoods:

 

a.  noting that the clear priority will be the Neighbourhood Action Plans developed by staff; and

 

b.  searching for and identifying opportunities to strengthen capacity and resilience, and to manage growth.

 

3.  City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report to the Budget Committee on the resources necessary to undertake this work in 2018.

Origin
(October 6, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

At its meeting of March 28 and 29, 2017, City Council approved the staff report: Activating People, Resources and Policies: Progress on Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy (TSNS) 2020 and requested the Executive Director of Social Development, Finance and Administration (SDFA) to report on recommendations for the resourcing of the TSNS 2020 prior to the 2018 budget process.

 

This report outlines the additional resources required to fully implement the TSNS 2020 strategy, summarizes the City resources that have been allocated to Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs), identifies neighbourhood planning tables that have economic opportunities as a priority and provides an update on reinvigorating the Emerging Neighbourhoods strategy, including funding opportunities.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Review and Identification of Resources for Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107703.pdf)

Revised Appendix 1 - Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020: Neighbourhood Action Plans
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-108051.pdf)

Speakers

Alex Dow, Director, Neighbourhood Initiatives, United Way Toronto and York Region
Councillor Janet Davis

Communications (Committee)
(October 20, 2017) Submission from Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE Local 79 (CD.New.CD23.10.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/comm/communicationfile-73134.pdf)


CD23.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2017 Allocations Recommendations: Community Investment Fund - Projects and Events, Capacity Building
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council approve allocations for the following Investment Funding program, as recommended in Appendices A, B and C to the report (October 6, 2017) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, from the 2017 Approved Operating Budget for Social Development, Finance and Administration:

 

-  Total funding of $435,420 to seventeen community organizations for the Community Projects grant stream;

 

-  Total funding of $168,386 to nineteen community organizations for the Community Events grant stream; and

 

-  A combined total of up to $100,000 be held for Appeals for Community Projects and Events grant streams.
 

2.  City Council approve the reallocation of an additional $60,000 from Community Investment Funding to the Crisis Response Fund and authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to approve, issue and enter into agreements for Crisis Response Fund allocations.

 

3.  City Council allocate $16,670 to the Local Champions Pilot to continue the program to the end of the year and to realign the funding term to the calendar year.

 

4.  City Council allocate $155,000 to operate the Rexdale Community Hub Board of Management for one year.

 

5.  City Council allocate $50,000 to the Toronto Aboriginal Social Services Council to build the capacity of their member organizations as they play a key role in guiding and enabling the City's work with the Indigenous Community.

 

6.  City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to reallocate 2017 Community Investment Fund to eligible community organizations during the funding period.

 

7.  City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on any reallocation of 2017 Community Investment Fund as part of the 2018 grants allocation recommendations report.

Origin
(October 6, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

A comprehensive review of five Investment Fund grant programs, in consultation with the not-for-profit sector, was conducted over 2016/17. City Council approved the resulting three new grant programs in March, 2017: Community Projects and Events grants, Neighbourhood Micro Grants (rebranded to Neighbourhood Grants), and Capacity Building grants and several process improvements to grant administration. 

 

The new framework merges the previous five grant programs into three that will better support new and emerging groups, enhance sector resilience, encourage resident engagement and leadership development, and advance Council-approved social development strategies. Activities supported by former grant programs are still eligible for funding. The existing Community Crisis Response Fund was incorporated into the new grant framework as a component of the Neighbourhood Grant program.

 

The streamlined grant process significantly improved response time: Applicants are informed of the outcome of their application within one-month compared to the previous average of four months. The process increased the percentage of grassroots groups (groups with less than $249,000 in annual operating funding) short-listed. The new process also doubled the approval rate of organizations that submitted full proposals, now averaging 57 percent.

 

This report recommends the following 2017 allocations from Community Investment Fund under the new grant framework:

 

-  Community Projects and Events: Of the two hundred and two (202) eligible Letters of Intent submitted by community groups to the new Community Projects & Events grant program, sixty three (63) were shortlisted by City staff to proceed to the full application stage of the grant process. Thirty-six (36) proposals are recommended for funding by a grant review panel for a funding total of $703,806.


-  Neighbourhood Grant: A reallocation of an additional $60,000 to the Crisis Response Fund, created last year as a response to the heightened incidences of violence, for a total funding commitment from the City in 2017 of $110,000 to meet current community demand.

 

-  Capacity Building: $16,670 to the Local Champions Pilot, a certificate/college credit training program for residents from Neighbourhood Improvement Areas and Emerging Neighbourhoods to advance the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 and the Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy. A report on the future funding of this pilot will be submitted for Council approval in November, 2017.

-  Capacity Building: $155,000 allocation to operate the Rexdale Community Hub.

 

-  Capacity Building: $50,000 allocation to Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council to build the capacity of Indigenous organizations to take part in meaningful engagement and service planning with the City in support of the City's Statements of Commitment.
 

Grants help the City of Toronto achieve its social, economic and cultural goals for its residents. The City's goals are better achieved by supporting the work of organizations that are closer to the communities they serve.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2017) Revised Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on 2017 Allocations Recommendations: Community Investment Fund - Projects and Events, Capacity Building
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-108062.pdf)

Appendix A - 2017 Allocation Recommendations - Projects and Events
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107706.pdf)

Appendix B - 2017 Projects and Events - Summary of Shortlisted Applications Recommended for Funding and List of Applications Recommended for Appeals
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107707.pdf)

Appendix C - 2017 List of Shortlisted Applications Declined for Projects and Events Funding
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107708.pdf)

Appendix D - 2017 List of Reallocations and Grant Recipients Approved with Delegated Authority
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107709.pdf)


CD23.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Managing Refugee Flows
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that: 

 

1.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development Finance and Administration to develop a refugee capacity plan, in consultation with appropriate City staff, Provincial and Federal representatives and report back in the second quarter of 2018 with an implementation plan that includes consultation and  partnerships with the refugee shelters and houses in Toronto.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, or his designate, to take the following actions:

 

a.  increase and extend the existing purchase order with Quality Hotel and Suites (Purchase Order 6044837) by $9,700,000 from November 1, 2017 until December 31, 2018 for the provision of hotel and food service;

 

b.  increase and extend the existing contract with Alternative Living Solutions Inc.- Toronto Plaza Hotel (Contract 47020406) by $1,400,000 from November 1, 2017 until  December 31, 2018 for the provision of hotel service;

 

c.  increase and extend the existing contract with Alternative Living Solutions Inc. - Toronto Plaza Hotel (Contract 47020322) by $2,300,000 from November 1, 2017 until December 31, 2018 for the provision of food service;

 

d.  increase and extend the existing contract with Radisson Hotel (Contract 6045121) by $3,100,000 from November 1, 2017 until  December 31, 2018 for the provision of hotel service;

 

e.  increase and extend the existing contract with Radisson Hotel (Contract 6045120) by $3,100,000 from November 1, 2017 until  December 31, 2018 for the provision of food service; and

 

f.  enter into an agreement with COSTI Immigrant Services to increase and extend by $1,200,000 to staff and manage the shelter programs being run out of the Quality Hotel and Suites and Radisson Hotel for the period until December 31, 2018.

 

3.  City Council request the Federal Government increase its capacity to process refugee claims so that it can meet the legislated timelines.

 

4.  City Council request the Provincial Government re-introduce funding mechanisms to offset the cost of sudden and prolonged increases in demand for emergency shelter space in Toronto.

 

5. City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development Finance and Administration, in consultation with the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to report to the November 20, 2017 Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting on the feasibility to establish an interim 24/7 assessment and referral centre for homeless families, so that a safe space is provided where families can receive immediate support and secure emergency shelter space.

 

6. City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development Finance and Administration, in consultation with the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to report to the April 12, 2018 Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting on the strategy for addressing refugee capacity when extended contracts expire at the end of 2018, such strategy to include engagement with organizations and agencies currently working with refugees.

 

7. City Council commit to expediting this refugee capacity plan through its development and implementation to ensure that the necessary resources are available to successfully execute the plan.

Origin
(October 11, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management
Summary

Over the past two decades, there have been significant fluctuations in the number of refugee claimants coming to Toronto. From a considerable decline some five years ago, there has been a marked increase in arrivals that started in late 2015, and intensified in 2017. These surges and their unpredictability create significant pressures on the shelter system, often stretching the system's capacity beyond its limits. More recently, these surges have also exposed the need for the City to create capacity to deal with them in a more systemic way.

 

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with an update on the City's response to the significant increase in the number of people arriving to Toronto to make a refugee claim and the particular impact on the emergency shelter system. The report also seeks City Council authority to amend five (5) existing non-competitive documents - 3 purchase orders (#'s 6044837 and 6045120, 6045121) and two (2) blanket contracts (#47020322 and 47020406) - to allow the City to continue the response needed to support refugees claimants for the period November 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018 for   $19,600,000 net of HST ($19,944,960 net of HST recoveries). In addition, it seeks Council authority for SSHA to amend its existing agreement with COSTI Immigrant Services (a community agency) to oversee the operations at two hotel sites.

 

This report also includes information about purchase order amendments, currently being reviewed for approval amending the above noted aforementioned purchasing documents in the total amount of $4,300,000 net of HST ($4,375,680 net of HST recoveries).

 

City Council approval is required for the estimated value of $19,600,000 net of HST ($19,944,960 net of HST recoveries). City Council approval is required in accordance with Municipal Code Chapter 195-Purchasing, where the current request exceeds the Chief Purchasing Official's authority of the cumulative five year commitment limit for each vendor under Article 7, Section 195-7.3 (D) of the Purchasing By-Law or exceeds the threshold of $500,000 net of HST allowed under staff authority as per the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 71-Financial Control, Section 71-11A.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 11, 2017) Report and Appendix A from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management on Managing Refugee Flows
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107647.pdf)

Speakers

Steve Meagher, Shelter Manager, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre
Macdonald Scott, Immigration Consultant, No One is Illegal Toronto
Dan Rutembesa, Director of Shelter and Housing, Sojourn House
Loly Rico, FCJ Refugee Centre
Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Communications (Committee)
(October 20, 2017) Submission from Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE Local 79 (CD.New.CD23.12.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/comm/communicationfile-73135.pdf)


Economic Development Committee - Meeting 24
ED24.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

The Economic and Social Impacts of an Accessible, High Quality Child Care System in Toronto
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the report (September 25, 2017) from the General Manager, Children's Services and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture for information.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The General Manager, Children's Services and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture gave a presentation on the Economic and Social Impacts of an Accessible, High Quality Child Care System in Toronto.

Origin
(September 25, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

This report responds to a directive from Council to assess the economic and social impacts of more affordable childcare on Toronto's economy.  Extensive and compelling literature exists on the positive short-term and long-term socio-economic impacts of investing in a high quality, accessible early learning and child care system.  This report summarizes the literature and, where possible and appropriate, applies a Toronto lens to the documented impacts. 

 

Toronto City Council recently adopted Toronto’s 10 year Licensed Child Care Growth Strategy, which lays out a roadmap for building the more accessible child care system that Toronto families need.  To achieve its vision, the plan requires significant, sustained investments from all three orders of government.  This report clearly lays out why these investments make sense not only for Toronto’s children and families, but for its economy at large.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 25, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on The Economic and Social Impacts of an Accessible, High Quality Child Care System in Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-107205.pdf)

Presentation on the 'Economic and Social Impacts of an Accessible, High Quality Child Care System in Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-107760.pdf)

Speakers

Alejandra Ruiz-Vargas
Pooria Just
Jane Mercer, Toronto Coalition for Better Childcare
Councillor Janet Davis


ED24.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Grants to Specialized Collections Museums
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council approve the establishment of the Grants to Specialized Collections Museums program substantially in accordance with the guidelines outlined in Appendix A to the report (September 28, 2017) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, with implementation commencing in 2018.

Origin
(September 28, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the establishment of the Grants to Specialized Collections Museums program to increase the accountability and transparency of City funding to professional museums. The City of Toronto currently provides annual, direct operating funding to the Design Exchange (DX), Gardiner Museum, and Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA Toronto) as line items in the EDC operating budget. These institutions provide residents with opportunities to engage with our shared heritage through their unique collections and programming. To date, City support for these institutions has been based upon the museums' ability to foster public participation and community development, and engage audiences through accessible programs, outreach, and educational activities. Establishing a formal grant program for these museums will ensure that City funding complies with the Community Grants Policy, and that the recipients are assessed against a set of criteria which will ensure public benefit.

 

As of 2018, pending City Council approval, the Grants to Specialized Collections Museums program will provide operating funding for Toronto's museums that demonstrate a level of professional museum standards, sound financial and collections management, and public benefit. Stakeholders were consulted throughout the development of the program. The program guidelines are attached as Appendix A.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 28, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Grants to Specialized Collections Museums
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-107201.pdf)

Appendix A - Grants to Specialized Collections Museums: Program Guidelines and Assessment Criteria
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-107736.pdf)

Appendix B - Stakeholder Consultation List
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-107737.pdf)


ED24.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Economic Bulletin
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the report (September 26, 2017) from General Manager, Economic Development and Culture for information.

Origin
(September 26, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The attached Toronto Economic Bulletin summarizes the most recent data available for key economic indicators benchmarking the city's economic performance.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 26, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Toronto Economic Bulletin
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-107203.pdf)

Attachment - Toronto Economic Bulletin
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-107204.pdf)


Licensing and Standards Committee - Meeting 22
LS22.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Results of Consultation on Chapter 510, Holiday Shopping
To be considered after Item AU10.11
Committee Recommendations

The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Chapter 510, Holiday Shopping, by deleting subsection 510-4I(1), which reads "prepared meals," and adding as a new subsection the following: "The portion of a premises selling goods or services in the form of, or in connection with, prepared meals but no other portion of the premises."

Origin
(October 6, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

On April 26, 2017, City Council adopted a report on the Holiday Shopping By-law review and directed staff to undertake further public consultations on the impact of expanding the application of the prepared meals exemptions in the Holiday Shopping By-law to beyond restaurants to explicitly permit other retailers who serve prepared meals to operate on public holidays.

 

Chapter 510, Holiday Shopping, requires that retail stores that do not meet the exemption criteria are required to be closed on the following nine public holidays: New Year's Day,  Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

 

Currently, exemptions for retail businesses to open on public holidays are based on the type of store and/or services offered, restrictions on the size of the store and the number of employees, and includes retail establishments selling "goods or services in the form of, or in connection with, prepared meals".

 

The City has historically interpreted that only restaurants were permitted to open in accordance with the Holiday Shopping By-law through the "prepared meals" exemption as per the provisions of the City of Toronto Act (COTA). Section 97 in COTA, prevents the City from regulating operating hours, including closing times, of business establishments involved in "the selling or provision of goods or services in the form of, or in connection with, prepared meals".

 

The changing nature of business practices in retail over time is now challenging the previously accepted convention of types of businesses that meet the prepared meals exemption. This is seen in cases such as the expansion of multi-purpose grocery stores that offer for sale extensive prepared meals alongside other more traditional grocery store items, or pharmacies expanding into the retailing of groceries and meals.

 

On September 2015, the City Solicitor submitted a report to City Council on a court ruling dealing with the City's Holiday Shopping By-law. The City was unsuccessful in prosecuting Longo's under Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 510, Holiday Shopping for operating two locations on a public holiday. The City appealed that decision, however, the court once again found in Longo's favour. In both instances, Longo's successfully argued to the court that they met the exemption provided in the By-law for premises "selling goods or services in the form of, or in connection with, prepared meals". The City had historically taken the position that this exemption applied solely to restaurants.

 

This report outlines the feedback regarding the potential impacts of expanding the application of the prepared meals exemption in the Holiday Shopping By-law. Feedback was received through public consultation and stakeholder meetings with various groups. Stakeholders included business, industry and trade representatives from the Retail Council of Canada, Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, Ontario Convenience Stores Association, and Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA). Staff consulted with labour and union representatives including Unifor, Toronto and York Region Labour Council, United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, and the Worker's Action Centre. Staff also consulted with the Ontario and Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care.

 

Various viewpoints were heard from stakeholders. However, those in attendance at the public consultation were largely against any changes to the By-law. Grocery store workers identified that if required to work on public holidays they may not be able to find adequate childcare or reliable public transit because childcare centres are closed and there is reduced public holiday transit service.

 

Conversely, staff heard that business models continue to change, while the City's Holiday Shopping By-law has not changed to meet new business realities. Grocery store industry representatives supported changing the By-law to permit them to determine their operating hours to best cater to their respective communities.

 

As directed by City Council, this report summarizes consultation feedback from the public and stakeholders on the impact of expanding the application of the prepared meals exemptions in the Holiday Shopping By-law. Expanding the prepared meals exemption would permit retailers beyond restaurants who serve prepared meals to operate on public holidays.

 

Legal Services was consulted in the preparation of this report.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, on Results of Consultation on Chapter 510, Holiday Shopping
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-107619.pdf)

Speakers

Mark Hennessy, United Food and Commercial Workers
Tim Deelstra, Engagement and Media Relations Strategist, United Food and Commercial Workers Locals 175 and 633
Paul Docherty, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1006A
Gary Rygus, Retail Council of Canada
Gord Currie, President, Unifor Local 414
Tony Falcone, Vice President, Unifor Local 414
Tammy Laporte, Unifor Local 414
Kim Mullin, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP (on behalf of Iqbal Foods)
Deb Henry, Unifor Local 414
Christine Connor, Unifor National
Adriana Georgakopoulos
Susan McMurray, Toronto and York Region Labour Council
Mohammed Hashim, Toronto and York Region Labour Council
Anna Hodgson
Mary Leonard, Unifor Local 414
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Neethan Shan
Councillor Paul Ainslie

Communications (City Council)
(November 7, 2017) Petition from Councillor Mary Fragedakis, Ward 29, Toronto-Danforth, regarding support for the recommendations of the Licensing and Standards Committee on holiday shopping, containing the signatures of approximately 200 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)
(November 7, 2017) Petition from Councillor Jim Karygiannis, Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, regarding support for the recommendations of the Licensing and Standards Committee on holiday shopping, containing the signatures of approximately 225 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)

Parks and Environment Committee - Meeting 22
PE22.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 43 

Official Recognition of Friends of Guildwood Village Park
Committee Recommendations

The Parks and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council support the official recognition of Friends of Guildwood Village Park.

Origin
(September 28, 2017) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 43, Scarborough East
Summary

Friends of Guildwood Village Park will encourage the local community to dedicate their time and energy to advance community interaction and usage of Guildwood Village Park.  The 2.3 hectare linear park is located at 219 Livingston Road near Kingston Road and Eglinton Avenue East that features a children's playground and a walking path that connects to the streets in the Guildwood Village neighbourhood.

 

Friends of Guildwood Village Park will focus to engage the community, address park amenities, and form a volunteer working group to introduce community driven projects maintained by the community.

 

As the City of Toronto recognizes volunteers by "Promoting volunteerism and connecting people to volunteer opportunities." The City of Toronto's website states that "volunteers play an important role and assistant in the delivery of services to the community."

 

Recognition of the Friends of Guildwood Village Park will promote volunteer engagement within the local community.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 28, 2017) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie on Official Recognition of Friends of Guildwood Village Park
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-107397.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Paul Ainslie


Planning and Growth Management Committee - Meeting 23
PG23.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Area-Specific Amendment to the City's Sign By-law - 150 Sherway Drive - Follow up
Public Notice Given
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the application to amend the Sign By-law to add an area-specific amendment to Schedule 'B' of Chapter 694, Signage Master Plans and Area Specific Amendments, to allow for, in addition to the signage otherwise permitted by the Sign By-law, an electronic third party ground sign at 150 Sherway Drive, as described in Attachment 1 to the report (September 21, 2017) from the Acting Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building.

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary Bills for introduction in Council to implement the above recommendation, subject to such stylistic and technical changes to the draft by-law as may be required.

Origin
(September 21, 2017) Report from the Acting Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building
Summary

This is a supplementary report by the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building (the "CBO"), at the request of the Planning and Growth Management Committee, to review and comment on a revised application by Outfront Media to amend the Sign By-law to allow for one double-sided electronic third party ground sign at 150 Sherway Drive.

 

The applicant has modified the proposal since the CBO originally reviewed the application in May 2017. The current proposal includes re-locating the proposed electronic ground sign further north on the property, and removing three existing third party ground signs on the property, which would otherwise remain in place indefinitely.

 

The removal of the three existing signs on the property and addition of one electronic ground sign would result in a reduction of the total sign face area at this property from 111.5 square metres to 65 square metres.

                                                                                           

While the Sign By-law does not permit electronic third party signs on this property, the proposed sign would be approximately 50 metres from a Utility (U) Sign District, which permits electronic third party signs. The proposed sign will also now be approximately 325 metres from the residential building to the south-east, and more than 115 metres from the hospital located to the south of the subject property.

 

The CBO recommends that City Council approve the requested By-law amendment, as the re-location of the proposed electronic ground sign will minimize the impact on the institutional and residential uses to the south, and the significant reduction in the overall sign face area on the property helps to achieve the goals and objectives of the Sign By-law.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 21, 2017) Report from the Acting Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building on Area-Specific Amendment to the City's Sign By-law - 150 Sherway Drive - Follow-up
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107348.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Draft of Proposed Area-Specific Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107349.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Tables Showing Details of Existing Conditions, Original Proposal and Revised Proposal
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107350.pdf)

(May 23, 2017) Public Notice
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107573.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(March 31, 2017) Letter from Wanda Page, Director, Director, Corporate Services, Trillium Health Partners (PG.New.PG23.4.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72693.pdf)


PG23.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 14 

Area-Specific Amendment to the Sign By-law for 153 Dufferin Street - Follow up
Public Notice Given
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the Sign By-law by adding an area-specific amendment to Schedule 'B' of Chapter 694, Signage Master Plans and Area Specific Amendments, to allow for, in addition to the signage otherwise permitted by the Sign By-law, an electronic third party ground sign at 153 Dufferin Street, as described in Attachment 1 to the report (September 21, 2017) from the Acting Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary Bills for introduction in Council to implement the above recommendation, subject to such stylistic and technical changes to the draft by-law as may be required.

Origin
(September 21, 2017) Report from the Acting Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building
Summary

This is a follow-up report by the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building (the "CBO") to review and comment on a revised application by Outfront Media to amend the Sign By-law to allow for one single-sided electronic third party ground sign at 153 Dufferin Street, following a request from the Planning and Growth Management Committee ("PGM") to report back following its meeting on May 31, 2017.

 

In the CBO's May 16, 2017 report, the CBO recommended refusal of the amendment application as the sign proposed at that time was too large and was likely to negatively impact adjacent properties ("Original Proposal"). In addition, the Original Proposal requested an extension of the five-year sign permit expiry date to 15 years.

 

The applicant has now modified their proposed amendment since PGM originally considered the application in May ("Current Proposal"). Since that time, the applicant has reduced the proposed sign face area by approximately 43 percent, and has reduced the height of the sign by 3.65 metres. The applicant has also added shielding to the sign face in order to restrict light spill from the sign and limit the sign's impact on nearby properties in Liberty Village. The applicant has withdrawn their request for an extended sign permit term of 15 years. The proposed sign is subject to a five-year term, consistent with the Sign By-law.

 

The amendment application also includes the removal of the existing double-sided roof sign on the property, along with the large metal sign structure and associated up-lighting. The existing roof sign is visible from nearby residential buildings.

 

The CBO now recommends to PGM that City Council approve the revised application for a Sign By-law amendment at 153 Dufferin Street. The current proposal results in a considerable reduction in the total sign face area and height of the sign and is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Sign By-law for the Gardiner Gateway Special Sign District ("GG-SSD").

Background Information (Committee)
(September 21, 2017) Report from the Acting Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building on Area-Specific Amendment to the Sign By-law for 153 Dufferin Street - Follow up
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107240.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Draft of Proposed Area-Specific Amendment - 153 Dufferin Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107352.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Tables showing details of Signs Permitted in the GG-SSD, Original Proposal and Current Proposal
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107354.pdf)

(May 23, 2017) Public Notice
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107574.pdf)


PG23.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Bill 139 - Proposed Amendments to the Planning Act and Province’s Land Use Planning Appeal System
Communication PG23.7.3 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that: 

 

1. City Council commend the Province on its initiative to significantly improve and modernize the Ontario Municipal Board (the "OMB") and the Province's land use appeal process.

 

2. City Council advise the Province that:

 

a. it would support the elimination of "de novo" hearings that adjudicate planning appeals without deference to previous Council decisions, in the context of Bill 139's proposed two-step appeal process for Official Plans/Amendments and Zoning By-law appeals;

 

b. it seeks further clarification with regard to whether the intent of Bill 139 is to eliminate "de novo" hearings for each of the steps that comprise the proposed two-step appeal process;

  

c. it expresses its support for the direction taken by Bill 139 to place restrictions on holding oral hearings for Official Plans/Amendments and Zoning By-law matters; to establish time lines for making oral submissions; and to restrict parties or persons to orally offer new evidence or call or cross-examine witnesses;

 

d. it encourages the Province to set a prescribed timeline for reviewing the effectiveness of the two-stage hearing appeal process further to Bill 139 coming into force and effect;

  

e. it supports proposed Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act measures to case manage complex appeals through a "case management conference process"; and

 

f. regulations should be established prescribing key steps to be followed in the mandatory case management conference process to ensure the process fits seamlessly and effectively with the Tribunal's hearing process.

 

3. City Council support the establishment of an independent provincially funded Local Planning Appeal Support Centre through the introduction of the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre Act, 2017, on the assumption that the Centre will facilitate meaningful and more affordable public participation in Ontario's planning appeal process.

 

4. City Council support the increased planning application timeframe proposed in Bill 139, for Council to make a decision for Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments and Holding Provisions By-laws.

 

5. City Council request the Province to increase the length of time Council has to make a new decision when the new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal sends a planning matter back to Council for re-consideration from 90 days to 120 days.

 

6. City Council support Bill 139's proposal to shelter all statutory updates to Official Plans and municipal conformity exercises to Provincial Plans requiring the Minister's approval, (as per Section 26 of the Planning Act), from appeal.

 

7. City Council request the Province to place a moratorium on all privately initiated requests for official plan amendments to newly approved Official Plan policies that required the Minister's approval, (as per Section 26 of the Planning Act), unless Council declares otherwise by resolution.

 

8. City Council support the Bill 139 provision to remove interim control by-laws, when first passed, from appeal.

 

9. City Council support the introduction of a moratorium on privately initiated requests for secondary plan amendments in Bill 139 and request the Province to further amend Bill 139 to extend the moratorium to privately initiated implementing zoning by-laws passed concurrently with the secondary plan.

 

10. City Council support the introduction, in Bill 139, of a moratorium on privately initiated requests for Official Plan Amendments to "major transit station area" policies.

 

11. City Council request the Province to extend moratoriums to include privately initiated official plan amendments within those "Urban Growth Centres" that are planned to achieve by 2041, or have already achieved, a density target that exceeds the minimum density targets set out in the Growth Plan (2017).

 

12. City Council request the Province to extend all proposed moratorium periods from two to five years, unless Council declares otherwise by resolution.

 

13. City Council request the Province to release all regulations and transition policies associated with the proposed Planning Act amendments in draft form prior to Bill 139 coming into force.

 

14. City Council support the proposed requirement for municipalities to incorporate climate change policies into their Official Plans.

 

15. City Council support the proposal making it mandatory to send back new evidence on subdivision appeals to Council for re-evaluation.

 

16. City Council commend the Province for the extensive consultation process undertaken to inform the provincial strategy outlined in "Conserving Our Future: A Modernized Conservation Authorities Act".

 

17.  City Council recommend to the Province that the date of enactment of Bill 139 respecting appeals be retroactive to the day of the first reading of the Bill.

 

18. City Council forward the report (September 29, 2017) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to the Minister of Municipal Affairs for his information.

 

19. City Council direct appropriate staff to participate in further opportunities with the Province to provide feedback, including presentations and submissions, to the Province's Standing Committee on Social Policy examining Bill 139, with respect to the issues raised in the report (September 29, 2017) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

20. City Council request the City Solicitor to report to Planning and Growth Management Committee, in the event that Bill 139 is given Royal Assent, with recommendations for any potential changes in the City's processes and procedures that may be required to implement the legislation.

Origin
(September 29, 2017) Report from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

In December of 2016, City Council adopted a series of recommendations in response to the Province's request for stakeholder feedback with regard to the scope and effectiveness of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).  On May 30, 2017, the Province introduced Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017.  The Bill passed Second Reading September 27, 2017 and has been referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy. 

 

If passed, Bill 139 will replace or amend a number of existing Acts, such as the Planning Act, the City of Toronto Act, the Ontario Municipal Board Act and the Conservation Authorities Act and change the provincial land use planning appeals system by:

 

- establishing a new two-step appeal process for Official Plans/Amendments and Zoning By-laws;
requiring mandatory case management for certain planning application appeals;

 

- creating a new Appeal Tribunal and new statutory rules regarding the conduct of hearings for land use planning appeals, through the enactment of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act;


- sheltering municipally initiated Official Plan Amendments that require the Minister's approval, from appeal;


- placing a two-year moratorium on amendments to newly approved Secondary Plans;
sheltering Interim Control By-laws from appeal;


- establishing longer timelines for municipal processing of planning applications; and


- establishing a "Local Planning Appeal Support Centre" to assist eligible Ontarians with navigating the land use planning appeal process.
 

This report summarizes and comments on key changes that would be brought about by the enactment of Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017.  The report also provides recommendations for Council's consideration with respect to the proposed changes.  Legal Services has been consulted in the preparation of this report.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 29, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-2 from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Bill 139 - Proposed Amendments to the Planning Act and Province’s Land Use Planning Appeal System
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107629.pdf)

(September 27, 2017) Report from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Bill 139 - Proposed Amendments to the Planning Act and Province’s Land Use Planning Appeal System - Notice of Pending Report.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107319.pdf)

Speakers

John Bossons, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Association
Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chair, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations
Geoff Kettel, Co-Chair, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations

Communications (Committee)
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Association (PG.New.PG23.7.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72641.pdf)

(October 11, 2017) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow (PG.New.PG23.7.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72618.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Michael Landry, Downtown Toronto Residents Associations' Alliance (CC.New.PG23.7.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73460.pdf)


PG23.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Green Standard Review and Update
Communications PG23.9.17 to PG23.9.20 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 to:

 

a.  require all non-residential building types to provide diversion space

b.  require developers to file a construction and demolition waste recycling plan with the city on the same basis as is required by the Province.

 

2.  City Council adopt the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 performance measures as shown in Attachment 2:  Mid to High-Rise Residential and All Non-Residential to the report (September 28, 2017) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as amended by Recommendation 1 above, to be applied to new development applications under the Planning Act commencing May 1, 2018. 

 

3.  City Council adopt the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 performance measures as shown in Attachment 3: Low-Rise Residential to the report (September 28, 2017) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to be applied to new development applications under the Planning Act commencing May 1, 2018. 

 

4.  City Council adopt the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 performance measures as shown in Attachment 4: City Agency, Corporation and Division-Owned Facilities (Non-Residential Uses) to the report (September 28, 2017) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as amended by Recommendation 1 above, to be applied to new development applications under the Planning Act commencing May 1, 2018. 

 

5.  City Council direct the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to explore additional financial and non-financial incentives to encourage developers to meet Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 and report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee before the end of the second quarter of 2018.

 

6.  City Council request Build Toronto and the Toronto Realty Agency to consider the application of, at minimum, Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 standards as part of their development agreements with future owners of land.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee considered Items PG23.9 and PG23.10 together.

 

The Acting Project Manager, Environmental Planning, Strategic Initiatives, Policy and Analysis, City Planning and the Deputy Chief Building Official and Director, North York District, Toronto Building gave a presentation on Pathway to a Low Carbon Future.

Origin
(September 28, 2017) Report from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report presents the updated Toronto Green Standard Version 3 which proposes a four-tiered framework for development to achieve near-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in support of Council's adoption of TransformTO and goal to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent of 1990 levels by 2050.

 

The Toronto Green Standard is a set of environmental performance measures that facilitate sustainable new development in Toronto and is a key component of the City's commitment to the achievement of a healthy and prosperous City. The Toronto Green Standard plays a critical role in transforming and influencing the market and provincial regulation by consistently raising the bar for performance. It has been responsible for developing capacity amongst developers and demonstrating that the industry can and will build higher performance buildings.

 

The Toronto Green Standard Version 3 is proposed to come into effect on May 1, 2018. Key changes include:

 

- new requirements for Tier 1 including an option to use absolute performance targets for energy;

- new core measures for Tier 2 including using absolute performance targets for energy, solar readiness, connection to district energy, stormwater retention and a resilience checklist;

- new Tier 3 performance measures;

- new Tier 4 absolute performance targets for energy; and

- a separate standard for City agency, corporation and division-owned non-residential developments.
 

The recommended revised and updated Toronto Green Standard reflects consultation with a number of stakeholders. An Advisory Committee and a workshop with energy modellers provided advice with respect to the development of the Zero Emissions Buildings Framework. Industry stakeholders, including the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), provided valuable input into the preparation of the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 through workshops and meetings. The Toronto

 

Green Standard Version 3 reflects the updated environmental policies of the Official Plan, incorporates improvements resulting from direct experiences in applying the Toronto Green Standard and reflects new and updated City guidelines, policies and regulations.

 

This report was prepared in consultation with Toronto Building, Environment and Energy, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Toronto Water, Transportation Services, Solid Waste, Legal Services and Corporate Finance Divisions as well as the Chief Resilience Officer..

Background Information (Committee)
(September 28, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Toronto Green Standard Review and Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107359.pdf)

Attachment 2: Toronto Green Standard v3- Sustainability Requirements for New Development in Toronto: Mid to High-Rise Residential and All Non-Residential
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107487.pdf)

Attachment 3: Toronto Green Standard v3- Sustainability Requirements for New Development in Toronto: Low-Rise Residential
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107488.pdf)

Attachment 4: Toronto Green Standard v3- Sustainability Requirements for New Development in Toronto: City Agency, Corporation and Division-Owned Facilities (Non-Residential Uses)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107489.pdf)

Presentation on Pathway to a Low Carbon Future
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107789.pdf)

Speakers

Bryan Purcell, The Atmospheric Fund
Gabriella Kalapos, Clean Air Partnership and Chair of the Clean Air Council
Emily J. Alfred, Waste Campaigner, Toronto Environmental Alliance
Sheena Sharpe, Councillor, Ontario Association of Architects

Communications (Committee)
(October 6, 2017) Letter from Andy Schonberger, Chair, Leadership Board, The Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (PG.New.PG23.9.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72581.pdf)

(October 10, 2017) Letter from Janet Rosenberg, Janet Rosenberg & Studio (PG.New.PG23.9.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72633.pdf)

(October 10, 2017) Letter from Andrew Bowerbank, Global Director, Sustainable Building Services, EllisDon  (PG.New.PG23.9.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72634.pdf)

(October 10, 2017) Letter from John Stephenson, Architect, President, Ontario Association of Architects (PG.New.PG23.9.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72635.pdf)

(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Mike Williams, Principal, Sustainability RWDI (PG.New.PW23.9.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72636.pdf)

(October 10, 2017) Letter from Andrew Peel, President, OntarioPH  (PG.New.PG23.9.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72637.pdf)

(October 11, 2017) Letter from Danielle Chin, Senior Manager, Policy & Government Relations, Building Industry and Land Development Association (PG.New.PG23.9.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72638.pdf)

(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Marianne Touchie, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto (PG.New.PG23.9.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72614.pdf)

(October 11, 2017) Letter from Agnieszka Wloch, Vice President, Development, Minto Communities -Canada (PG.New.PG23.9.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72615.pdf)

(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PG.New.PG23.9.10)
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Bryan Purcell, Director of Policy and Programs, Toronto Atmospheric Fund (PG.New.PG23.9.11)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72646.pdf)

(October 11, 2017) Letter from Keith Brooks, Programs Director, Environmental Defence (PG.New.PG23.9.12)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72647.pdf)

(October 11, 2017) E-mail from David Lewis (PG.New.PG23.9.13)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Brigit Siber (PG.New.PG23.9.14)
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Michael Black, Walk Toronto Steering Committee (PG.New.PG23.9.15)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72682.pdf)

(October 10, 2017) Letter from Michael Singleton, Executive Director, Sustainable Building Canada (PG.New.PG23.9.16)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72683.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 1, 2017) Letter from Mike Williams (CC.Supp.PG23.9.17)
(October 10, 2017) Letter from John Stephenson, Architect, Ontario Association of Architects (CC.Supp.PG23.9.18)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73381.pdf)

(October 31, 2017) Letter from Doris Chee, President, Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (CC.Supp.PG23.9.19)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73385.pdf)

(November 3, 2017) E-mail from Michael Mesure, Executive Director, Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada (CC.Supp.PG23.9.20)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73425.pdf)


PG23.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Building Sector: Response to the Fall 2017 Ontario Building Code Consultation
Communication PG23.10.2 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that: 

 

1.  City Council request that the Government of Ontario continue to expand the list of items in the Ontario Building Code's list of "green standards" to include incremental energy efficiency provisions for all buildings, to further expedite the City's objective of new net zero buildings by 2030.

 

2. City Council request that the Government of Ontario, in considering potential changes to increasing renovation requirements related to energy efficiency in the Ontario Building Code, take measures to discourage the growth of illegal renovation and develop technical support and training for the building industry, building officials and building owners.

 

3. City Council request that the Province of Ontario continue to review the Ontario Building Code for other potential amendments to mitigate against the effects of extreme weather such as flooding, ice storms and extended periods of heat and extreme winds. Specific areas which should be addressed include passive cooling measures in buildings, and a review to ensure that climatic data in the Ontario Building Code reflects current conditions.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee considered Items PG23.10 and PG23.9 together.

 

The Acting Project Manager, Environmental Planning, Strategic Initiatives, Policy and Analysis, City Planning and the Deputy Chief Building Official and Director, North York District, Toronto Building gave a presentation on Pathway to a Low Carbon Future.

Origin
(September 26, 2017) Report from the Acting Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with background and recommendations on significant areas of proposed changes to the Ontario Building Code, intended to address Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in buildings.  The report focuses on several key policy areas which address the matter of how the Ontario Building Code can support the City's goal of reducing GHG emissions in the building sector, including:

 

-   Energy Efficiency in Houses and Large Buildings
-   Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Existing Buildings through Renovation
-   Municipal Green Standards, Including Green and Reflective Roofs
-   Electric Vehicle Charging in New Multi-Unit Residential Buildings
-   Measures Supporting Adaptation to Climate Change
 

These proposals, if adopted, would support the City's own climate change mitigation strategies, including City Council's recently adopted TransformTO initiative.  The City of Toronto's work in recent years to minimize the environmental impact of new construction has helped expand the Building Code's environmental focus. This work has included: Toronto's Green Roof By-law, the Toronto Green Standard and partnering with the Province to investigate opportunities for increased energy efficiency through renovation.

 

The Chief Building Official, in consultation with a number of City Divisions, submitted comments on the proposed Building Code changes during the consultation (July 14 to September 29, 2017).  Toronto Building staff will continue to participate through the fall on Technical Advisory Committees reviewing the public comments.  A new edition of the Ontario Building Code is anticipated in 2018, with the Building Code changes expected to take effect at the start of 2019.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 26, 2017) Report and Appendix A from the Acting Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Building Sector: Response to the Fall 2017 Ontario Building Code Consultation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107226.pdf)

Presentation on Pathway to a Low Carbon Future
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107791.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PG.New.PW23.10.1)
Communications (City Council)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.New.PG23.10.2)

Public Works and Infrastructure Committee - Meeting 24
PW24.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Utility Locate Services for Business Improvement Areas as Required by the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification Act (ON1Call)
Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct that the City of Toronto assume ownership of BIA underground infrastructure assets and include BIA locate services to be managed and administered by the General Manager, Transportation Services, as of February 1, 2018, or such earlier or later date(s) as the General Manager of Transportation Services considers appropriate in the circumstances, and that the BIAs continue to maintain the infrastructure.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to administer BIA utility locate services on a cost-sharing basis, charging back the BIAs 50 percent of the actual costs attributed to each BIA on an annual basis and setting a provision for the City share as part of the 2018 budget process.

 

3.  City Council direct that, effective as of the date the City assumes ownership of BIA underground infrastructure, Municipal Code Chapter 19, Business Improvement Areas, be amended to include a new section 5.6 to allow the City to impose a special charge on any unpaid amounts owing to the City, and to include a new Article 7 deeming the City to be the owner of the underground infrastructure and requiring the BIAs to maintain the infrastructure, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report (October 16, 2017) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the General Manager, Transportation Services and the City Solicitor, subject to any necessary minor substantive or stylistic refinements as may be identified by the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture or the City Solicitor.

 

4. City Council direct that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 16, 2017) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the General Manager, Transportation Services and the City Solicitor remain confidential in its entirety, as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Origin
(October 16, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the General Manager, Transportation Services and the City Solicitor
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend that the City assume ownership of all underground infrastructure assets owned by the Business Improvement Area (the "BIAs") boards of management and assume responsibility for BIA utility locate services through the City's existing service contract, as of February 1, 2018 or such earlier or later date(s) as may be determined by the General Manager of Transportation Services.  This would facilitate compliance with Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification Act, 2012 (the "Act") and safe and timely responses to utility locate requests.  The City would perform this work on behalf of the BIAs on a cost-sharing basis, charging back the BIAs 50 percent of the actual costs attributed to their BIA.  It is estimated that the total additional costs associated with BIA locate requests could range from $331,000 to $553,000 (gross) annually.

 

Providing utility locate services has proven to be a financial and administrative burden to BIAs resulting in the inconsistent provision of locate services and which may also result in delays to utility infrastructure projects.  ON1Call advises that some BIAs are refusing to provide these services or are not meeting required timelines, and therefore are in breach of the Act.  Failure to meet these requirements may result in enforcement action by ON1Call.

 

While this report recommends the City assume this responsibility on a 50 percent cost-recovery basis, BIAs will be relieved of the costly and time-consuming administration of the service and should benefit from lower locate costs as a result of being part of the larger City contract.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 2, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Utility Locate Services for Business Improvement Areas as Required by the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification Act (ON1Call) - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107585.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) Report and Appendix 1 from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Utility Locate Services for Business Improvement Areas as Required by the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification Act (ON1Call)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107966.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Information and Advice from the City Solicitor

PW24.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Improving Accountability in the Utility Cut Process
The General Manager, Transportation Services has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PW24.4a with recommendations)

Communications PW24.4.6 to PW24.4.9 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:  

 

1.   City Council approve the incorporation of the Universal Equipment Placement Guidelines, set out in Attachment 1 to the report (October 3, 2017) from the General Manager, Transportation Services into the Municipal Consent Requirements adhered to by all Utility companies.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee:

 

1.  Requested the General Manager, Transportation Services to consult with ABC Residents Association and the Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (FoNTRA) and report directly to City Council on November 7, 2017 with this feedback.

Origin
(October 3, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

The City of Toronto is currently experiencing an unprecedented period of growth --with the GTA expected to grow from 6.7 million in 2016 to 9.6 million on 2041. In order to keep pace with this growth, upgrades to below-ground utilities are frequently required, impacting the surface of the Toronto's 5,600 kilometres of roads.

 

Typically, utility companies conduct work and then make temporary pavement repairs so that the area is passable until a permanent restoration can be completed. Although the utility companies fund all permanent restorations, the paving work is conducted by Transportation Services staff or their contractors within two (2) years after the utility cut permit has been issued.  Due to the long lead time between when the temporary and permanent pavement repairs occur, utility cuts have long been a concern to communities who want final restoration to the pavement, curbs, sidewalks, and sod in their neighborhoods as quickly as possible.

 

Transportation Services has revised the process for completing utility cut repairs in order to provider a higher quality of service to communities and a more straightforward final restoration process for the utilities. This report provides an overview of these recent process changes by City staff, defines a plan to eliminate the backlog of utility cut repairs that have developed, and improves the accountability of utility companies to complete their permanent restorations quickly and to a high quality standard.

 

In particular, this report provides an overview of the:

 

-   historic utility cut process;
-   challenges encountered with the current process; and
-   the process improvements developed in response, including:


-   allowing utility companies to carry out permanent repairs;
-   improvements to the manner in which residents are notified of pending work;
-   initiation of a consultant assignment in Q1 2018 to address the repair backlog;
-   modifications to the inspection process;
-   the development of Universal Equipment Placement Guidelines; and
-   implementation of a short-stream utility fee and maintenance fees for pavers.
 

The combination of these process changes will improve the condition of Toronto's roads, ensure proper notification to residents impacted by work, provide greater clarity to industry, and enhance staff's ability to manage the utility cut process.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 3, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Improving Accountability in the Utility Cut Process
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107510.pdf)

Attachment 1: Universal Equipment Placement Guidelines
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107730.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(November 6, 2017) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Improving Accountability in the Utility Cut Process (PW24.4a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-108794.pdf)

Attachment 1: Revised Universal Equipment Placement Guidelines
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-108795.pdf)

Attachment 2: Comments from Lianne Miller, ABC Residents Association
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-108796.pdf)

Attachment 3: Comments from the Federation of North Toronto Residents Association
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-108797.pdf)

Speakers

Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chair, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations
M.H. Spence, ABC Residents Association
Lianne Miller, ABC Residents Association
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Communications (Committee)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from David S. Crawford, Streetscape, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (PW.Supp.PW24.4.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72905.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) Letter from Linda McCarthy, Vice-President, Lytton Park Residents Association (PW.Supp.PW24.4.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72900.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) Letter from Geoff Kettel, Co-Chair, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (FoNTRA) and Cathie Macdonald Co-Chair, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (FoNTRA) (PW.New.PW24.4.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72932.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) Letter from Lianne Miller and Mary Helen Spence on behalf of ABC Residents Association (PW.New.PW24.4.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72945.pdf)

(October 18, 2017) Submission from Mary Helen Spence, ABC Residents Association (PW.New.PW24.4.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72967.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 4, 2017) Letter from Lianne Miller, Director, ABC Residents Association (CC.Supp.PW24.4.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73407.pdf)

(November 6, 2017) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Association (CC.Supp.PW24.4.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73414.pdf)

(November 6, 2017) E-mail from David S. Crawford, Streetscape Coordinator, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (CC.New.PW24.4.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73400.pdf)

(November 7, 2017) E-mail from Ron Palmer, Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area (CC.New.PW24.4.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73497.pdf)


PW24.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 26, 27, 28, 29 

Speed Limit on Bayview Avenue from Pottery Road (Northerly Intersection) to River Street Ramp
Communications PW24.5.7 to PW24.5.9 have been submitted on this Item.

Bill 1219 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council designate a 60 km/h speed limit on Bayview Avenue, from Pottery Road (southerly intersection) to River Street Ramp.

Origin
(October 3, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

In July 2016, City Council unanimously endorsed the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (RSP) 2017-2021, which included the reduction of the regulatory speed limit on various streets including Bayview Avenue, between Pottery Road (northerly intersection) and River Street Ramp, from 60 km/h to 50 km/h. 

 

While this speed limit reduction was made as part of the Road Safety Plan, this section was one of 18 road segments identified where changes were recommended not from a collision history perspective, but to improve consistency with adjacent sections of the same road.

 

Following installation of 50 km/h speed limit signs on June 6, 2017, concerns have been expressed about the disparity between the speed limit and the speeds at which drivers are travelling.

 

Based on a speed study and a review of the design of the roadway, collision history, and the existing road environment, staff have determined that a speed limit of 60 km/h is more appropriate for Bayview Avenue from Pottery Road to River Street Ramp. 

Background Information (Committee)
(October 3, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Speed Limit on Bayview Avenue from Pottery Road (Northerly Intersection) to River Street Ramp
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107509.pdf)

Attachment 1: Map of Speed and Volume Counts on Bayview Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107512.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Edmund Hogan (PW.Supp.PW24.5.1)
(October 16, 2017) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Lois Fliss, Co-Captains, Cycle 26 (PW.Supp.PW24.5.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72907.pdf)

(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Briar Riddell (PW.New.PW24.5.3)
(October 17, 2017) E-mail from Sylvia Slaughter Co-Chair Ward 30 Bikes  (PW.New.PW24.5.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72944.pdf)

(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Lucinda Glenny (PW.New.PW24.5.5)
(October 17, 2017) E-mail from Vivien Leong and Adam Cohoon on behalf of Walk Toronto (Steering Committee) (PW.New.PW24.5.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72963.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Fiona Donoghue-Paylor (CC.Main.PW24.5.7)
(November 2, 2017) Letter from Kathy Chung, Ward 29 Bikes (CC.Supp.PW24.5.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73367.pdf)

(November 6, 2017) Letter from Robin Buxton Potts, Officer, Government and Stakeholder Relations, Evergreen (CC.New.PW24.5.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73391.pdf)


PW24.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Preparing Toronto for Electric Vehicles
Communications PW24.7.3 and PW24.7.4 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the Residential On-street Electric Vehicle (EV) Charge Station pilot to enable Toronto Hydro to utilize electrical and street light poles at two (2) locations in each of Wards 19, 30 and 32, for up to twelve (12) EVs as well as at one location opposite Toronto Hydro’s facilities at 500 Commissioners St. (Ward 30) to serve two (2) EVs for a one-year period with location details seeking appropriate parking amendments, through a follow-up report to the Toronto and East York Community Council.

 

2.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee with an evaluation of the Residential On‑street Electric Vehicle Charge Station pilot at the end of a one-year evaluation period.

  

3.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to charge users of all pilot charging stations during the pilot project.

Origin
(October 3, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Corporate Officer
Summary

Electric vehicles are increasing in popularity and innovation globally because this technology presents a significant opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and emissions harmful to air quality and urban noise. In July 2017, Toronto City Council unanimously adopted TransformTO: Climate Action for a Healthy, Equitable and Prosperous Toronto. Through technical modelling and community engagement, the electrification of transportation, including personal vehicles, is one of the key strategies to meet Toronto's target of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

 

Included in the TransformTO report is the - Prepare for Electric Mobility Campaign - where the City of Toronto and partners will develop a process to support the development of an electric vehicle transition strategy for Toronto. This report is the first step towards developing that strategy and its purpose is to:

 

-   seek Council approval to implement the Residential On-street Electric Vehicle (EV) Charge Station pilot where Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) will install up to fourteen (14) EV charge stations on its electrical and street light poles at up to seven (7) locations thereby providing on-street charging of EVs in residential permit parking areas;

 
-   provide an update on the status of the previously endorsed pilot project deploying five (5)  EV charge stations at three (3) locations downtown;

 
-   provide information on the current status of Federal, Provincial and City policies, programs and incentives supporting adoption of EVs in Toronto;

 
-   provide an overview of international EV best-practices (see Appendix B); and

 
-   discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with increased use of EVs in Toronto. 

Background Information (Committee)
(October 3, 2017) Report and Appendices A to C from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Corporate Officer on Preparing Toronto for Electric Vehicles
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107507.pdf)

Speakers

Hamish Wilson
James A. Scarrow
Councillor Mike Layton
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon

Communications (Committee)
(October 16, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.PW24.7.1)
(October 18, 2017) Submission from James A. Scarrow (PW.New.PW24.7.2)
Communications (City Council)
(October 20, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Main.PW24.7.3)
(November 8, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.New.PW24.7.4)

PW24.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 19, 20 

Bloor Street West Bike Lane Pilot Project Evaluation
Communications PW24.9.852 to PW24.9.861 have been submitted on this Item.

Mayor's Key Matter and second Item of business on Tuesday, November 7th
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council approve maintaining the eastbound and westbound cycle tracks on Bloor Street West, from Shaw Street to Avenue Road, as a permanent installation, including changes to the current design that will improve safety and operations, as part of 2019 Capital Works on Bloor Street West between Bathurst Street and Avenue Road.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to work with all local businesses to understand concerns and identify modifications to improve the safety and operations, including additional designated loading zones or pick-up/drop-off areas in the area of the Bloor Street West cycle tracks to be implemented as soon as possible in 2018, in advance of the 2019 Capital Works, to further mitigate concerns raised by local businesses about commercial loading and customer access.

 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider the following changes to the cycle track design in 2018 to improve traffic flow and safety, in advance of the 2019 Capital Works on Bloor Street West:


a.  traffic signal and minor intersection modifications to better facilitate traffic flow and right turn movements;
b.  changes to setbacks for parking areas to improve sight line safety for all road users;
c.  green area markings in conflict zones and left turn bike boxes to improve safety and operations for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists; and
d.  alter the streetscape to provide curb protection, further separating bike lanes and parking areas.

 

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider the following changes to the cycle track design as part of the design of the 2019 Capital Works on Bloor Street West in order to improve traffic flow and safety:

 

a.  traffic signal and physical intersection modifications to better facilitate traffic flow and right turn movements; and
b.  a greater degree of separation than a painted buffer with bollards used in the pilot project, to improve safety and operations for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.
 

5. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to introduce permanent bike count station technology to collect year round data on cycling volumes along the Bloor Street West cycle tracks in time for the winter 2017/2018 season.

 

6. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to identify modifications to improve the accessibility and safety of pedestrians in eliminating conflicts (near-miss collisions) to further mitigate the bike/pedestrian conflicts that increased during the Bloor Street Bike Lane Pilot Project. 
 

7. City Council direct the City Manager to identify methods of supporting and promoting local businesses along the Bloor Street Bike Lanes and report to the Economic Development Committee in the first quarter of 2018.

Origin
(October 3, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

In May 2016, Council approved the implementation of a pilot project to install and evaluate bike lanes on Bloor Street West between Shaw Street and Avenue Road.  The design objectives of the pilot were to improve safety and reduce risk for all road users and minimize impacts to curbside operations. The pilot was installed in late August 2016.

 

Prior to installing the pilot, Bloor Street was a heavily used travel corridor, carrying approximately 24,000 vehicles per day and 3,300 cyclists. With an average of 22 collisions involving cyclists each year in the section between Shaw Street and Avenue Road, this area represented a documented safety concern.

 

Extensive before and after data was collected to evaluate the performance of the pilot in order to assess the impacts and benefits of the project in the following areas:

 

-   Effect on cycling environment;
-   Effect on motoring environment;
-   Effect on curbside demands and parking;
-   Effect on local business; and
-   Public perception and level of support from residents and businesses
 

Even without cycling facilities in place, Bloor Street was one of the most heavily used cycling corridors in the city due to its location and east-west connectivity. Installation of the pilot has increased cycling use by 49% on Bloor Street (with 25% being new riders) as of June 2017, compared to the baseline from June 2016.  When only including cycling counts from within the pilot area, the increase amounts to 56% with an average of 5,220 weekday cyclists, making Bloor Street the second highest bicycle facility by volume in the city.

 

While currently less than one year of road safety data is available "after" the installation of the bike lanes, preliminary indications show that collision and conflict ("near-miss" collisions) rates have reduced.  Based on public opinion surveys, the introduction of bike lanes have significantly increased levels of comfort and safety for both motorists and cyclists.  In addition, a strong majority of pedestrians feel their experience walking on Bloor Street with bike lanes installed is about the same or better than it was previously. 

 

Motor vehicle travel times along Bloor Street initially increased immediately following the installation of the cycling facilities, prompting Transportation Services to make operational adjustments to signal timing to mitigate delay to motor vehicles.  The increased travel times have since been cut in half.

 

Regarding curbside demand, the impact of cycling facilities on commercial loading and accessibility was mitigated through the introduction of loading zones, accessible loading zones and curb ramps, designated pick-up/drop-off areas and education to encourage the use of laneways for deliveries, where appropriate.

 

As a result of the reduced number of on-street parking spaces, there were times when both on-street and off-street parking was at capacity.  Although there were fewer paid parkers in the area, the total parking revenue generated remained about the same due to the addition of off-street lot parking spaces and higher utilization in the off-street lots. This can likely be attributed to the Toronto Parking Authority's (TPA) annual rate changes that were implemented in August 2016 as well as additional revenue from the off-street lots where the average transaction amount tends to be higher than on-street.

 

As directed by Council in May 2016, the City partnered with the Bloor Annex Business Improvement Area (BIA) and the Korea Town BIA on a study that the BIAs had already commissioned in October 2015 on the local economic impact of bike lanes on Bloor Street. Through a door-to-door merchant survey and a pedestrian intercept survey, this study found that most merchants reported an increase in the number of customers, most visitors reported spending more and visiting more frequently, and that vacancy rates are stable.

 

During the pilot, the City heard from some businesses concerned about impact to their business as a result of the pilot.  In order to provide additional insight into the potential effects on local businesses, the City obtained customer spending analysis from Moneris Solutions Corporation, the company with the largest market share of point-of-sale payment processers in Canada.  The Moneris data demonstrated that while average per-transaction size has marginally decreased in the pilot area, it is on-trend with other parts of the City.  Total customer spending in the Bloor Street pilot area increased more than in the area surrounding the pilot and more than in the Danforth Avenue control area.

 

Feedback from the over 14,000 responses from the post-installation public opinion survey generally showed support for the pilot project by cyclists, drivers who occasionally bike, pedestrians, and local residents. Cyclists felt safer and cycled more often as a result of bicycle facilities on Bloor Street. Motorists reported to feel more comfortable driving next to cyclists with bike lanes, but raised frustration with traffic delays and reduced parking convenience.  Businesses raised concerns about challenges with coordination of deliveries, and reduced parking convenience for customers, while the bike lanes and additional bike parking were appreciated by employees and customers who travel by bicycle.

 

Based on the findings of this evaluation, Transportation Services recommends that the pilot be made permanent.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 3, 2017) Report from the General Manager Transportation Services on Bloor Street West Bike Lane Pilot Project Evaluation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107582.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Performance Evaluation Summary Table
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107738.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Summary of Public Opinion Survey Results
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107739.pdf)

Speakers

Cam Kilgour
Talia Whillans
Malina Fritz-Schwartz
Kevin Lau, Culture Link
Peter Sakuls, Co-Founder, Doctors For Safe Cycling
Dr. Marco Lo, Doctors for Safe Cycling
Jillian Baker, University of Toronto
Kristine Hubbard , Operations Manager, Beck Taxi
Kim Perrotta, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)
Kasia Briegmann-Samson, Friends and Families for Safe Streets
Kyle Ashley
Maggie Robertson
Albert Koehl , Bells on Bloor
Robert Zaichkowski, Cycle Toronto Advocacy Committee
Cameron Miranda-Radbord
Gerry Brown, Ward 30 Bikes
John Leeson
Hamish Wilson
Margaret Harvey
Franz Hartmann
Gideon Formann
Jennifer Klein, Mirvish Village Business Improvement Area
Anne Boucher, Vice-President External, University of Toronto Students' Union
Robert Shenton
Elizabeth Allen Rankin, Annex Residents' Association
Anne Mains, Bells on Bloor
Brian Burchell, Chair, Bloor Annex Business Improvement Area
Alex Lougheed
Paul MacLean, Chair, Palmerston Area Residents Association (PARA)
Jennifer Hunter, Seaton Village Residents' Association
Eric Mills
Ila Bossons
Alan Wayne Scott, Hoof & Cycle
Lois Figg
Barry Alper, Annex Business Bike Alliance
Michel Sauve, Annex Business Bike Alliance
Miranda Black, Annex Business Bike Alliance
David Dundas, Annex Business Bike Alliance
Heather Kelly, Bloor Street Culture Corridor
Sarah Climenhaga
Vanessa Herz, City Manager, Biko
Jared Kolb, Cycle Toronto
Councillor Mike Layton
Councillor Joe Cressy
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
Councillor John Campbell
Councillor Janet Davis

Communications (Committee)
(August 23, 2017) E-mail from Michelle Christian (PW.Main.PW24.9.1)
(August 23, 2017) E-mail from Marten van Kerkwijk (PW.Main.PW24.9.2)
(August 24, 2017) E-mail from Nancy van Keerbergen (PW.Main.PW24.9.3)
(August 25, 2017) E-mail from Rob Michaels (PW.Main.PW24.9.4)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Alan Barthel (PW.Main.PW24.9.5)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Richard Howard (PW.Main.PW24.9.6)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from John Mania (PW.Main.PW24.9.7)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Stokes (PW.Main.PW24.9.8)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Pierre Simpson (PW.Main.PW24.9.9)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Amanda Lee (PW.Main.PW24.9.10)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Joshua McFaul (PW.Main.PW24.9.11)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from John Gibson (PW.Main.PW24.9.12)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Lisa Persaud (PW.Main.PW24.9.13)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Douglas Worts (PW.Main.PW24.9.14)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Adrian Gaffiero (PW.Main.PW24.9.15)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Ella Morton (PW.Main.PW24.9.16)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Doug Pritchard (PW.Main.PW24.9.17)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Kevin Komisaruk (PW.Main.PW24.9.18)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Ed Moon (PW.Main.PW24.9.19)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Anastasia Mandziuk (PW.Main.PW24.9.20)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Luke Gobert (PW.Main.PW24.9.21)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Phil Strong (PW.Main.PW24.9.22)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Janet Walters (PW.Main.PW24.9.23)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Ashley Botting (PW.Main.PW24.9.24)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Sylvia Green (PW.Main.PW24.9.25)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Moira Clark (PW.Main.PW24.9.26)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Jeanette Cabral (PW.Main.PW24.9.27)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Flora Chan (PW.Main.PW24.9.28)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Diane Shears (PW.Main.PW24.9.29)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Paul R. Duffy (PW.Main.PW24.9.30)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Michaela Beder (PW.Main.PW24.9.31)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Smadar Carmon (PW.Main.PW24.9.32)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Jesse Abell (PW.Main.PW24.9.33)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Martha Arbuthnot (PW.Main.PW24.9.34)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Aisha KH (PW.Main.PW24.9.35)
(August 26, 2017) E-mail from Dinsmore Roach (PW.Main.PW24.9.36)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Michael Holloway (PW.Main.PW24.9.37)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Cathleen Sullivan (PW.Main.PW24.9.38)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Alex Cheesman (PW.Main.PW24.9.39)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Lynn McIntyre (PW.Main.PW24.9.40)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from David Robertson (PW.Main.PW24.9.41)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Miranda Bavdaz (PW.Main.PW24.9.42)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Eric Muller (PW.Main.PW24.9.43)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Ryan Doyle (PW.Main.PW24.9.44)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Jessica Lombardi (PW.Main.PW24.9.45)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Ksenija Stupar (PW.Main.PW24.9.46)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Lori Spring (PW.Main.PW24.9.47)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Franceesca Allodi-Ross (PW.Main.PW24.9.48)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Blake Richards (PW.Main.PW24.9.49)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Maria Ricupero (PW.Main.PW24.9.50)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Alexis Ross (PW.Main.PW24.9.51)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Shelagh Adamson (PW.Main.PW24.9.52)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Nicole McVan (PW.Main.PW24.9.53)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Krystyna Roberts (PW.Main.PW24.9.54)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Andrea Budgey (PW.Main.PW24.9.55)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Sabrina Bowman (PW.Main.PW24.9.56)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Ted Mann (PW.Main.PW24.9.57)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Monika Diugopolski (PW.Main.PW24.9.58)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Lisa Abraham (PW.Main.PW24.9.59)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Jessica Smith Joy (PW.Main.PW24.9.60)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Ian Howes (PW.Main.PW24.9.61)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Anthony Ciavarella (PW.Main.PW24.9.62)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Bryanna Reilly (PW.Main.PW24.9.63)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Hortencia Cruz (PW.Main.PW24.9.64)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Elsie Klesmer (PW.Main.PW24.9.65)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Avi Botbol (PW.Main.PW24.9.66)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Lindsay Cochrane (PW.Main.PW24.9.67)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Missy Sturtevant (PW.Main.PW24.9.68)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Xing Brew (PW.Main.PW24.9.69)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Neil Bregman (PW.Main.PW24.9.70)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Shanny Hill (PW.Main.PW24.9.71)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Asa Weisman (PW.Main.PW24.9.72)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Vanessa V. Guillen (PW.Main.PW24.9.73)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Adele Lamphier (PW.Main.PW24.9.74)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Shellie Rosenberg (PW.Main.PW24.9.75)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Susan Toth (PW.Main.PW24.9.76)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Robyn Simon (PW.Main.PW24.9.77)
(August 27, 2017) E-mail from Anita Webb (PW.Main.PW24.9.78)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Ash Mogg (PW.Main.PW24.9.79)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Samantha Green (PW.Main.PW24.9.80)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Patrick DeRochie (PW.Main.PW24.9.81)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Tony O'Donoghue (PW.Main.PW24.9.82)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Lori Hutchinson (PW.Main.PW24.9.83)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Meagan O'Hara (PW.Main.PW24.9.84)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Kataryna Nemethy (PW.Main.PW24.9.85)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Nora Boydell (PW.Main.PW24.9.86)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from (Keith) Yip Wing Wong (PW.Main.PW24.9.87)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Nathalie Auger (PW.Main.PW24.9.88)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Stephanie Di Domenico (PW.Main.PW24.9.89)
(August 28, 2017) E-mail from Alice Chow (PW.Main.PW24.9.90)
(August 29, 2017) E-mail from Vita Mola (PW.Main.PW24.9.91)
(August 29, 2017) E-mail from Eva Smerdon (PW.Main.PW24.9.92)
(August 29, 2017) E-mail from Margaret Gibb-Clark (PW.Main.PW24.9.93)
(August 29, 2017) E-mail from Francisco Vidal (PW.Main.PW24.9.94)
(August 29, 2017) E-mail from Tim Spratt (PW.Main.PW24.9.95)
(August 29, 2017) E-mail from Cameron Tingley (PW.Main.PW24.9.96)
(August 29, 2017) E-mail from Anne Rucchetto (PW.Main.PW24.9.97)
(August 29, 2017) E-mail from Jennifer Klein (PW.Main.PW24.9.98)
(August 29, 2017) E-mail from Alex Greenwood (PW.Main.PW24.9.99)
(August 30, 2017) E-mail from Patrick Dinnen (PW.Main.PW24.9.100)
(August 30, 2017) E-mail from Jessica Smith (PW.Main.PW24.9.101)
(August 30, 2017) E-mail from Ian Dennis Miller (PW.Main.PW24.9.102)
(August 30, 2017) E-mail from Karina Maynard (PW.Main.PW24.9.103)
(August 30, 2017) E-mail from Darlene Hebert (PW.Main.PW24.9.104)
(August 30, 2017) E-mail from Krista Darin (PW.Main.PW24.9.105)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Elizabeth Rees (PW.Main.PW24.9.106)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Bradley Kulay (PW.Main.PW24.9.107)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Alexia Manchon (PW.Main.PW24.9.108)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Graham Lavender (PW.Main.PW24.9.109)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Michael Walsh (PW.Main.PW24.9.110)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Corey Sheldrick (PW.Main.PW24.9.111)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Sheila Miller (PW.Main.PW24.9.112)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Kasia Kmiec (PW.Main.PW24.9.113)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Heather Trim (PW.Main.PW24.9.114)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Kid Icarus (PW.Main.PW24.9.115)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Chris Lee (PW.Main.PW24.9.116)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Jennifer Mackey & Ssozi Mackey SSengo (PW.Main.PW24.9.117)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Leons Petrazickis (PW.Main.PW24.9.118)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Nicola Sharp (PW.Main.PW24.9.119)
(August 31, 2017) E-mail from Brandon Zagorski (PW.Main.PW24.9.120)
(September 6, 2017) E-mail from Rachel Hindon (PW.Main.PW24.9.121)
(September 6, 2017) E-mail from William Croson (PW.Main.PW24.9.122)
(September 6, 2017) E-mail from Alexandra Hergaarden Robertson (PW.Main.PW24.9.123)
(September 6, 2017) E-mail from Nina Mondre Schweppe (PW.Main.PW24.9.124)
(September 6, 2017) E-mail from Blair Underhill (PW.Main.PW24.9.125)
(September 11, 2017) E-mail from Trudy Goldenberg (PW.Main.PW24.9.126)
(September 11, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Rowat (PW.Main.PW24.9.127)
(September 11, 2017) E-mail from Janice Wong (PW.Main.PW24.9.128)
(September 11, 2017) E-mail from Edward Higginbotham (PW.Main.PW24.9.129)
(September 12, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Wyte (PW.Main.PW24.9.130)
(September 13, 2017) E-mail from Jaco Joubert (PW.Main.PW24.9.131)
(September 13, 2017) E-mail from Wenting Li (PW.Main.PW24.9.132)
(September 11, 2017) E-mail from Dean Machine (PW.Main.PW24.9.133)
(September 13, 2017) E-mail from Maggie Roberton (PW.Main.PW24.9.134)
(September 14, 2017) E-mail from Jonah Zalken (PW.Main.PW24.9.135)
(September 15, 2017) E-mail from Marc Johnson (PW.Main.PW24.9.136)
(September 15, 2017) E-mail from Nadha Hassen (PW.Main.PW24.9.137)
(September 15, 2017) E-mail from Tanya Neumeyer (PW.Main.PW24.9.138)
(September 16, 2017) E-mail from Daniel Rotsztain (PW.Main.PW24.9.139)
(September 16, 2017) E-mail from Zoraida Anaya (PW.Main.PW24.9.140)
(September 16, 2017) E-mail from Casandra Alves (PW.Main.PW24.9.141)
(September 16, 2017) E-mail from Dawn Buie (PW.Main.PW24.9.142)
(September 16, 2017) E-mail from Teresa Chan (PW.Main.PW24.9.143)
(September 16, 2017) E-mail from Marguerite Pilger (PW.Main.PW24.9.144)
(September 16, 2017) E-mail from James McGlade (PW.Main.PW24.9.145)
(September 16, 2017) E-mail from Bennett Mills (PW.Main.PW24.9.146)
(September 16, 2017) E-mail from Julie Armstrong (PW.Main.PW24.9.147)
(September 17, 2017) E-mail from Ken Joy (PW.Main.PW24.9.148)
(September 18, 2017) E-mail from Angie Salamanca (PW.Main.PW24.9.149)
(September 18, 2017) E-mail from David Mather (PW.Main.PW24.9.150)
(September 18, 2017) E-mail from Claire Hibbert (PW.Main.PW24.9.151)
(September 18, 2017) E-mail from Ryan Taylor (PW.Main.PW24.9.152)
(September 19, 2017) E-mail from Peter Yu (PW.Main.PW24.9.153)
(September 19, 2017) E-mail from Eduardo Diconca (PW.Main.PW24.9.154)
(September 19, 2017) E-mail from Sweta Waternoken (PW.Main.PW24.9.155)
(September 19, 2017) E-mail from Scott Allan (PW.Main.PW24.9.156)
(September 19, 2017) E-mail from Ian Worling (PW.Main.PW24.9.157)
(September 20, 2017) E-mail from Jason Flimbs (PW.Main.PW24.9.158)
(September 20, 2017) E-mail from Angela Dickens (PW.Main.PW24.9.159)
(September 20, 2017) E-mail from Julia Zingel (PW.Main.PW24.9.160)
(September 20, 2017) E-mail from Zanita Lukezich (PW.Main.PW24.9.161)
(September 20, 2017) E-mail from Lois D. Figg (PW.Main.PW24.9.162)
(September 20, 2017) E-mail from Sylvie Leung (PW.Main.PW24.9.163)
(September 21, 2017) E-mail from Michael Zryd (PW.Main.PW24.9.164)
(May 24, 2017) Letter from Georgia Gallagher, Principal of Ursula Franklin Academy on behalf of Staff and Students (PW.Main.PW24.9.165)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72357.pdf)

(September 21, 2017) E-mail from Marie-Lise Drapeau-Bisson (PW.Main.PW24.9.166)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Abby Cristens (PW.Main.PW24.9.167)
(September 22, 2017) E-mail from Timna Ben-Ari (PW.Main.PW24.9.168)
(September 22, 2017) E-mail from Deborah Pink (PW.Main.PW24.9.169)
(September 23, 2017) E-mail from Bruce MacKenzie (PW.Main.PW24.9.170)
(September 23, 2017) E-mail from Douglas Ferguson (PW.Main.PW24.9.171)
(September 23, 2017) E-mail from Darlene Varaleau (PW.Main.PW24.9.172)
(September 24, 2017) E-mail from Cary Lavine (PW.Main.PW24.9.173)
(September 24, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Kobus (PW.Main.PW24.9.174)
(September 25, 2017) E-mail from Chris McKinnon (PW.Main.PW24.9.175)
(September 25, 2017) E-mail from Stephanie Overholt (PW.Main.PW24.9.176)
(September 26, 2017) E-mail from Terence Go (PW.Main.PW24.9.177)
(September 27, 2017) E-mail from Jose Salvador (PW.Main.PW24.9.178)
(September 27, 2017) E-mail from Meredyth Williams (PW.Main.PW24.9.179)
(September 27, 2017) E-mail from Ken Greenberg (PW.Main.PW24.9.180)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Cliff Mewdell (PW.Main.PW24.9.181)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Joshua Prowse (PW.Main.PW24.9.182)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Nick White (PW.Main.PW24.9.183)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Ehran Cheung (PW.Main.PW24.9.184)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Victoria Bautista-Hodgson (PW.Main.PW24.9.185)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Alison Terpstra (PW.Main.PW24.9.186)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from David Louie (PW.Main.PW24.9.187)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Eli Carmona (PW.Main.PW24.9.188)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Allie McTaggart (PW.Main.PW24.9.189)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Sheldon Froc (PW.Main.PW24.9.190)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Kirill Melamed (PW.Main.PW24.9.191)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Budd (PW.Main.PW24.9.192)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Yonni Friedlander (PW.Main.PW24.9.193)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Kyle Dovigi (PW.Main.PW24.9.194)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Sarah Ferris (PW.Main.PW24.9.195)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Lisa Mattina (PW.Main.PW24.9.196)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Bourke Tilmann (PW.Main.PW24.9.197)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from David Simmons (PW.Main.PW24.9.198)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Matt Brown (PW.Main.PW24.9.199)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Paul Dutton (PW.Main.PW24.9.200)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from John Carberry (PW.Main.PW24.9.201)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Phil Gazaleh (PW.Main.PW24.9.202)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Claire Whitehead (PW.Main.PW24.9.203)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Yuliya Boubikova (PW.Main.PW24.9.204)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Megan Willis (PW.Main.PW24.9.205)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Val Davey (PW.Main.PW24.9.206)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Oliver Berten (PW.Main.PW24.9.207)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Brendan Hendel-McCarthy (PW.Main.PW24.9.208)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Matt Watton (PW.Main.PW24.9.209)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Steven Fistell (PW.Main.PW24.9.210)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Michael Low (PW.Main.PW24.9.211)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Sarah Taylor (PW.Main.PW24.9.212)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Kendrick Paterson (PW.Main.PW24.9.213)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Marcus Bowman (PW.Main.PW24.9.214)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Michael Holloway (PW.Main.PW24.9.215)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Ruth Gould (PW.Main.PW24.9.216)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from David Emanuel (PW.Main.PW24.9.217)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Ted Payne (PW.Main.PW24.9.218)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Amin Krauss (PW.Main.PW24.9.219)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Ravin Shah (PW.Main.PW24.9.220)
(September 29, 2017) E-mail from Dana Swarbuck (PW.Main.PW24.9.221)
(September 27, 2017) Letter from Beth Austerberry, Executive Director, Bikechain (PW.Main.PW24.9.222)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72466.pdf)

(September 30, 2017) E-mail from Joey Isadore Haar (PW.Main.PW24.9.223)
(September 30, 2017) E-mail from Marcos Sanches (PW.Main.PW24.9.224)
(September 30, 2017) E-mail from Kathleen Banville (PW.Main.PW24.9.225)
(October 1, 2017) E-mail from John Gibson (PW.Main.PW24.9.226)
(October 1, 2017) E-mail from Trevor Marshall (PW.Main.PW24.9.227)
(October 2, 2017) E-mail from Rishi Lukka (PW.Main.PW24.9.228)
(October 2, 2017) E-mail from Linda Makarchuk (PW.Main.PW24.9.229)
(October 2, 2017) E-mail from Keegan Bielawski (PW.Main.PW24.9.230)
(October 2, 2017) E-mail from Joel Melamed (PW.Main.PW24.9.231)
(October 2, 2017) E-mail from Marketa Holtebrinck (PW.Main.PW24.9.232)
(October 2, 2017) E-mail from Douglas Yardley (PW.Main.PW24.9.233)
(October 2, 2017) E-mail from Daniel Groot (PW.Main.PW24.9.234)
(October 2, 2017) E-mail from Sonya Harper Nyby (PW.Main.PW24.9.235)
(October 3, 2017) E-mail from Kate Davis (PW.Main.PW24.9.236)
(October 3, 2017) E-mail from Anton Lodder (PW.Main.PW24.9.237)
(October 4, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Alfred-Duggan & Audrey Alfred-Duggan (PW.Main.PW24.9.238)
(October 4, 2017) E-mail from Laine Gabel (PW.Main.PW24.9.239)
(October 4, 2017) E-mail from Meredith Sjogren (PW.Main.PW24.9.240)
(October 4, 2017) E-mail from Rodney Pinto (PW.Main.PW24.9.241)
(October 4, 2017) E-mail from Michael Caldwell (PW.Main.PW24.9.242)
(October 4, 2017) E-mail from Isanna Biglands (PW.Main.PW24.9.243)
(October 5, 2017) E-mail from Peter Graham (PW.Main.PW24.9.244)
(October 5, 2017) E-mail from Kirby Best (PW.Main.PW24.9.245)
(October 5, 2017) E-mail from Paulysha Veronica De Gannes (PW.Main.PW24.9.246)
(October 5, 2017) E-mail from Sarah Wytsma (PW.Main.PW24.9.247)
(October 4, 2017) E-mail from Senwung F. Luk (PW.Main.PW24.9.248)
(October 5, 2017) E-mail from Thomas Chenoweth (PW.Main.PW24.9.249)
(October 5, 2017) E-mail from Natalie Zizzo (PW.Main.PW24.9.250)
(October 5, 2017) E-mail from Laura Sisson (PW.Main.PW24.9.251)
(October 5, 2017) E-mail from Samuel Latham (PW.Main.PW24.9.252)
(October 5, 2017) E-mail from Marie Roy (PW.Main.PW24.9.253)
(October 5, 2017) E-mail from Jennifer Shouldice (PW.Main.Pw24.9.254)
(October 5, 2017) E-mail from Alyssa Caravaggio (PW.Main.PW24.9.255)
(October 5, 2017) E-mail from Mike Brcic (PW.Main.PW24.9.256)
(October 6, 2017) E-mail from Josh Padolsky (PW.Main.PW24.9.257)
(October 5, 2017) E-mail from Jackie Esmonde (PW.Main.PW24.9.258)
(October 6, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Schwab (PW.Main.PW24.9.259)
(October 6, 2017) E-mail from Keith MacDonald (PW.Main.PW24.9.260)
(October 6, 2017) E-mail from Trristan Laing (PW.Main.PW24.9.261)
(October 6, 2017) E-mail from Julie Huys (PW.Main.PW24.9.262)
(October 6, 2017) E-mail from Daniel Varga (PW.Main.PW24.9.263)
(October 6, 2017) E-mail from Akosua Matthews (PW.Main.PW24.9.264)
(October 6, 2017) E-mail from Micah Richardson (PW.Main.PW24.9.265)
(October 6, 2017) E-mail from Kristen Cavoukian (PW.Main.PW24.9.266)
(October 6, 2017) E-mail from Sarah Barmak (PW.Main.PW24.9.267)
(October 6, 2017) E-mail from Sam Filipenko (PW.Main.PW24.9.268)
(October 4, 2017) E-mail from Anne Boucher (PW.Main.PW24.9.269)
(October 6, 2017) E-mail from Xiaolin Wang (PW.Main.PW24.9.270)
(October 6, 2017) E-mail from Nick Boldt (PW.Main.PW24.9.271)
(October 6, 2017) E-mail from Hannah Dos Santos (PW.Main.PW24.9.272)
(October 6, 2017) E-mail from Sam Bootsma (PW.Main.PW24.9.273)
(October 7, 2017) E-mail from Lyba Spring (PW.Main.PW24.9.274)
(October 7, 2017) E-mail from Rubina Khan (PW.Main.PW24.9.275)
(October 7, 2017) E-mail from Lisa Haberman (PW.Main.PW24.9.276)
(October 7, 2017) E-mail from Paul Patton (PW.Main.PW24.9.277)
(October 7, 2017) E-mail from Lucas Winters (PW.Main.PW24.9.278)
(October 7, 2017) E-mail from Veronika Doma (PW.Main.PW24.9.279)
(October 7, 2017) E-mail from Alan Wilcox (PW.Main.PW24.9.280)
(October 7, 2017) E-mail from Kara Webb (PW.Main.PW24.9.281)
(October 8, 2017) E-mail from Diane Roblin (PW.Main.PW24.9.282)
(October 8, 2017) E-mail from Barbara Leiterman (PW.Main.PW24.9.283)
(October 8, 2017) E-mail from Lesley Tarasoff (PW.Main.PW24.9.284)
(October 8, 2017) E-mail from Norah Franklin (PW.Main.PW24.9.285)
(October 8, 2017) E-mail from Anne Baldwin (PW.Main.PW24.9.286)
(October 8, 2017) E-mail from Emily Donaldson (PW.Main.PW24.9.287)
(October 8, 2017) E-mail from Emily Schorn (PW.Main.PW24.9.288)
(October 9, 2017) E-mail from Karen Shouldice (PW.Main.PW24.9.289)
(October 9, 2017) E-mail from Lara Sanders (PW.Main.PW24.9.290)
(October 9, 2017) E-mail from Melissa Chin (PW.Main.PW24.9.291)
(October 9, 2017) E-mail from John Shouldice (PW.Main.PW24.9.292)
(October 9, 2017) E-mail from Myles Wagman (PW.Main.PW24.9.293)
(October 9, 2017) E-mail from Felan Parker (PW.Main.PW24.9.294)
(October 9, 2017) E-mail from Megan Flattery (PW.Main.PW24.9.295)
(October 9, 2017) E-mail from Claire Hutchinson (PW.Main.PW24.9.296)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Melissa Montovani (PW.Main.PW24.9.297)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Maya Goodwill (PW.Main.PW24.9.298)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Bogos Kalemkiar (PW.Main.PW24.9.299)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Charlotte Vincer (PW.Supp.PW24.9.300)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Susannah Hoffmann (PW.Supp.PW24.9.301)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Lois Schklar (PW.Supp.PW24.9.302)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Ryan Kerr (PW.Supp.PW24.9.303)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Leo Gunawardena (PW.Supp.PW24.9.304)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Hilary Best and Andrew Edmonds (PW.Supp.PW24.9.305)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Catherine Siddall (PW.Supp.PW24.9.306)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Michael Urban (PW.Supp.PW24.9.307)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Reggy Sy (PW.Supp.PW24.9.308)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Ben Marans (PW.Supp.PW24.9.309)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Hailey Asquin (PW.Supp.PW24.9.310)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Deborah Doncaster, President, Earth Day Canada (PW.Supp.PW24.9.311)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72719.pdf)

(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Stephanie Avery (PW.Supp.PW24.9.312)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Anthony Bruno (PW.Supp.PW24.9.313)
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Sinead Anderson (PW.Supp.PW24.9.314)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Dave Caswell (PW.Supp.PW24.9.315)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Jessica Bell (PW.Supp.PW24.9.316)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Evan Castel (PW.Supp.PW24.9.317)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Kate Mather (PW.Supp.PW24.9.318)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Doctors for Safe Cycling (PW.Supp.PW24.9.319)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Cesar Hincapie (PW.Supp.PW24.9.320)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Lucinda Glenny (PW.Supp.PW24.9.321)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Briar Ridell (PW.Supp.PW24.9.322)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Leila Sarangi (PW.Supp.PW24.9.323)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Susan Armsttrong (PW.Supp.PW24.9.324)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Li Qian (PW.Supp.PW24.9.325)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Brad Hubley (PW.Supp.PW24.9.326)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Robert Zaichkowski, Cycle Toronto Advocacy Committee (PW.Supp.PW24.9.327)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Don Christie (PW.Supp.PW24.9.328)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Emily Paradis (PW.Supp.PW24.9.329)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from PJ Wade (PW.Supp.PW24.9.330)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Wyatt (PW.Supp.PW24.9.331)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Julie Fader (PW.Supp.PW24.9.332)
(October 4, 2017) E-mail from Jeff Hanemaayer (PW.Supp.PW24.9.333)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Jordan Bacchus (PW.Supp.PW24.9.334)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Harold Smith (PW.Supp.PW24.9.335)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Rachel Robbins (PW.Supp.PW24.9.336)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Connie Karasik (PW.Supp.Pw24.9.337)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Paul Raff (PW.Supp.PW24.9.338)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Charlene Chu (PW.Supp.PW24.9.339)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Suzan Poyraz (PW.Supp.PW24.9.340)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Ronald Hart (PW.Supp.PW24.9.341)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Jennifer Klein (PW.Supp.PW24.9.342)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Haley Polinsky (PW.Supp.PW24.9.343)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Amanda McMillan (PW.Supp.PW24.9.344)
(October 12, 2017) E-mail from Sarah Fraser Raff (PW.Supp.PW24.9.345)
(October 12, 2017) E-mail from Chelsea Dab Hilke (PW.Supp.PW24.9.346)
(October 12, 2017) E-mail from Bruce Bennett (PW.Supp.PW24.9.347)
(October 12, 2017) E-mail from Dolly MacGuigan (PW.Supp.PW24.9.348)
(October 12, 2017) E-mail from Emily Kulasa (PW.Supp.PW24.9.349)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Steve Heuchert (PW.Supp.PW24.9.350)
(October 12, 2017) E-mail from Cassandra Emmett (PW.Supp.PW24.9.351)
(October 12, 2017) Letter from J. Scarrow (PW.Supp.PW24.9.352)
(October 12, 2017) E-mail from Alex Bowron (PW.Supp.PW24.9.353)
(October 12, 2017) E-mail from Clare Walker (PW.Supp.PW24.9.354)
(October 12, 2017) E-mail from Nicholas Bowell (PW.Supp.PW24.9.355)
(October 12, 2017) E-mail from Jenny Cheng (PW.Supp.PW24.9.356)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Patricia Cavanagh (PW.Supp.PW24.9.357)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Jenn Lawrence (PW.Supp.PW24.9.358)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Cameron MacLeod (PW.Supp.PW24.9.359)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Laura Smales (PW.Supp.PW24.9.360)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Patrick Lee (PW.Supp.PW24.9.361)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from John Shouldice (PW.Supp.PW24.9.362)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Christopher Bozek (PW.Supp.PW24.9.363)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Deborah Buehler (PW.Supp.PW24.9.364)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Stefan Andrushenko (PW.Supp.PW24.9.365)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Fred Dilkes (PW.Supp.PW24.9.366)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Anna Yarmon (PW.Supp.PW24.9.367)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Jen Knoch (PW.Supp.PW24.9.368)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Chris Peressotti (PW.Supp.PW24.9.369)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Wendy Shaw (PW.Supp.PW24.9.370)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Sondra vanderVaart (PW.Supp.PW24.9.371)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Alex Cheesman (PW.Supp.PW24.9.372)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Jennifer Stacey (PW.Supp.PW24.9.373)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Stephen Reizes (PW.Supp.PW24.9.374)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Kent Crosland (PW.Supp.PW24.9.375)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Brett Mondok (PW.Supp.PW24.9.376)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Edan Thomas (PW.Supp.PW24.9.377)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Carolyn Wong (PW.Supp.PW24.9.378)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Yoel Inbar (PW.Supp.PW24.9.379)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Neal MacInnes (PW.Supp.PW24.9.380)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from John K. Noyes (PW.Supp.PW24.9.381)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Jason McBride (PW.Supp.PW24.9.382)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Daniel Rotsztain (PW.Supp.PW24.9.383)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Trevor Hesselink (PW.Supp.PW24.9.384)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Bradley Marks (PW.Supp.PW24.9.385)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Dr. Karen Ward (PW.Supp.PW24.9.386)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Jeremy Bondy (PW.Supp.PW24.9.387)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Adele Lamphier (PW.Supp.PW24.9.388)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Jaco Joubert (PW.Supp.PW24.9.389)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Steve Cosman (PW.Supp.PW24.9.390)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Justin Bull (PW.Supp.PW24.9.391)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Christen Thomas (PW.Supp.PW24.9.392)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Nuala Doherty (PW.Supp.PW24.9.393)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Adrienne Pacini (PW.Supp.PW24.9.394)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Pleasance K. Crawford and Charles R. Crawford (PW.Supp.PW24.9.395)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Kevan Gentle (PW.Supp.PW24.9.396)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Patricia Lynch (PW.Supp.PW24.9.397)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Luis Francisco Hernandez  (PW.Supp.PW24.9.398)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Warren Haas (PW.Supp.PW24.9.399)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Andrea Cormier (PW.Supp.PW24.9.400)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Lucy Barker (PW.Supp.PW24.9.401)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Laurie Arron (PW.Supp.PW24.9.402)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Joe Mayer and Family (PW.Supp.PW24.9.403)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Long (PW.Supp.PW24.9.404)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Noah Goldstein (PW.Supp.PW24.9.405)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Curt Brown (PW.Supp.PW24.9.406)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Dr. Emily Darling (PW.Supp.PW24.9.407)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Stewart Adams (PW.Supp.PW24.9.408)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Amanda Ferguson (PW.Supp.PW24.9.409)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Marco L. Polo (PW.Supp.PW24.9.410)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from John Moore (PW.Supp.PW24.9.411)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Tara Hargreaves (PW.Supp.PW24.9.412)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Richard Ellen (PW.Supp.PW24.9.413)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Heal (PW.Supp.PW24.9.414)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Jillian Baker (PW.Supp.PW24.9.415)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Amanda McFarlan (PW.Supp.PW24.9.416)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Cory Thorson (PW.Supp.PW24.9.417)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Eric Woolston (PW.Supp.PW24.9.418)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Tim Warman and Natalie Caciagli (PW.Supp.PW24.9.419)
(October 15, 2017) Letter from Geoff Kettel, Co-Chair and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chair, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (PW.Supp.PW24.9.420)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72857.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) Letter from Cynthia Messenger, President, University of Toronto Faculty Association (PW.Supp.PW24.9.421)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72866.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) Letter from Ronald Hart, Chair, Bike North York (PW.Supp.PW24.9.422)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72885.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) Letter from Karen Ng (PW.Supp.PW24.9.423)
(October 16, 2017) Letter from Andrew Thomson, Chief of Government Relations, University of Toronto (PW.Supp.PW24.9.424)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72888.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) Letter from Hamish Wilson (PW.Supp.PW24.9.425)
(October 16, 2017) E-mail from Melissa Richards, Venue Manager, The Royal Cinema (PW.Supp.PW24.9.426)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72895.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) E-mail from Sylvia Slaughter (PW.Supp.PW24.9.427)
(October 17, 2017) Letter from Kim Perrotta, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (PW.New.PW24.9.428)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72922.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) Letter from Henry Wikercinski, Vice Chair, Annex Residents' Association (PW.New.PW24.9.429)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72923.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) E-mail from Anton Lodder (PW.New.PW24.9.430)
(October 17, 2017) Letter from Barry Alper, Annex Business Bike Alliance (PW.New.PW24.9.431)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72940.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) Letter from Robin Pilkey, Toronto District School Board Trustee Ward 7 Parkdale-High Park, Marit Stiles, Toronto District School Board Trustee Ward 9 Davenport and Ausma Malik, Toronto District School Board Trustee Ward 10 Trinity-Spadina (PW.New.PW24.9.432)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72910.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) Letter from Matt Pinder and Laura Dean (Ward 20 Captains) and Felix Whitton and Carolyn Young, (Ward 19 Captains), Cycle Toronto (PW.New.PW24.9.433)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72911.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) Letter from Heather Kelly, Founder/Director Bloor Street Culture Corridor (PW.New.PW24.9.434)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72956.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) Letter from Cherise Burda, Executive Director, Ryerson City Building Institute (PW.New.PW24.9.435)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72960.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) E-mail from Lindsay Wiginton, Analyst, Transportation and Urban Solutions, Pembina Institute (PW.New.PW24.9.436)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72962.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) Letter from Andrew Vice, Vice-President, Huron Sussex Residents' Organization (PW.New.PW24.9.437)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72964.pdf)

(October 18, 2017) Letter from Brian Burchell and Jen Klein, Chair and Vice Chair of the Mirvish Village B.I.A. (PW.New.PW24.9.438)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72981.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) Letter from Raymond Chan, Government Relations Specialist CAA South Central Ontario (CAASCO) (PW.New.PW24.9.439)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72982.pdf)

(October 18, 2017) Letter from Aruna Antonella Handa  (PW.New.PW24.9.440)
(October 18, 2017) Letter from Jeff Pancer (PW.New.PW24.9.441)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Rachel Lissner (PW.New.PW24.9.442)
(October 17, 2017) Multiple Communications from 409 individuals. List of communications PW24.9.443 to PW24.9.851 (PW.Supp.PW24.9.)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72941.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(October 20, 2017) Letter from Hamish Wilson (CC.Main.PW24.9.852)
(October 18, 2017) E-mail from Gael Chaubet (CC.Main.PW24.9.853)
(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Sarah Mason-Case (CC.Main.PW24.9.854)
(October 27, 2017) E-mail from Matthew Snider (CC.Main.PW24.9.855)
(October 31, 2017) Submission from Peter Sakul, Doctors For Safe Cycling (CC.Main.PW24.9.856)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73306.pdf)

(October 12, 2017) Letter from Lela Gary, Air Pollution Coalition (CC.Supp.PW24.9.857)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73403.pdf)

(November 6, 2017) Submission from Barry Alper, spokesperson, Annex Business Bike Alliance (CC.New.PW24.9.858)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73461.pdf)

(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Ryan Crouchman (CC.New.PW24.9.859)
(November 7, 2017) E-mail from R. Pylypiw and D. Juliusson, Etobicoke South Cycling Committee (CC.New.PW24.9.860)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73438.pdf)

(November 7, 2017) E-mail from various persons, submitted by Andrew Cash (CC.New.PW24.9.861)
(November 7, 2017) Petition from Councillor Jon Burnside, Ward 26, Don Valley West, headed "Bloor Street West Bike Lane Pilot Project Evaluation, containing the signatures of approximately 100 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)
(November 7, 2017) Petition from Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina, regarding support for making the Bloor Street Bike Lanes permanent, containing the names of approximately 4,480 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)
(November 7, 2017) Petition from Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina, regarding support for making the Bloor Street Bike Lanes permanent, containing the names of approximately 4,570 signatures, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)

Striking Committee - Meeting 14
ST14.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Affordable Housing Committee
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.   City Council appoint Councillor Paula Fletcher to the Affordable Housing Committee for a term of office ending November 30, 2018 and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a vacancy on the Affordable Housing Committee resulting from the passing of Councillor Pam McConnell.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 18, 2017) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Affordable Housing Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-107973.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Affordable Housing Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-107974.pdf)


ST14.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the City-School Boards Advisory Committee
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee submits the Item to City Council without recommendation.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a vacancy on the City-School Boards Advisory Committee resulting from the passing of Councillor Ron Moeser.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment to fill a vacancy on the City-School Boards Advisory Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-107975.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the City-School Boards Advisory Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-107996.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(October 23, 2017) Letter from Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb, Ward 16, Eglinton-Lawrence (ST.Supp.ST14.2.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/comm/communicationfile-73164.pdf)


ST14.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the City Theatres Nominating Panel
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.   City Council appoint Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb to the City Theatres Nominating Panel for a term of office ending November 30, 2018 and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a vacancy on the City Theatres Nominating Panel resulting from the passing of Councillor Pam McConnell.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment to fill a vacancy on the City Theatres Nominating Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-107997.pdf)

Revised Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the City Theatres Nominating Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108290.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the City Theatres Nominating Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-107976.pdf)


ST14.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Canadian Stage Company Board of Directors
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee submits the Item to City Council without recommendation.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a vacancy on the Canadian Stage Company Board of Directors resulting from the passing of Councillor Pam McConnell.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Canadian Stage Company Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-107998.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Canadian Stage Company Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-107999.pdf)


ST14.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.   City Council appoint Councillor Norman Kelly to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors for a term ending at the Annual Meeting in May 2018.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a vacancy on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors resulting from the passing of Councillor Pam McConnell.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108000.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108001.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(October 26, 2017) Letter from Councillor Neethan Shan, Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River (ST.Supp.ST14.5.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/comm/communicationfile-73199.pdf)


ST14.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment to Fill a Vacancy on the Toronto Arts Council
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.   City Council appoint Councillor Neethan Shan to the Toronto Arts Council for a term of office ending November 30, 2018 and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a vacancy on the Toronto Arts Council resulting from the resignation of Councillor Paula Fletcher.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment to Fill a Vacancy on the Toronto Arts Council
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108002.pdf)

Revised Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Toronto Arts Council
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108291.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Toronto Arts Council
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108003.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Resignation letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108004.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(October 26, 2017) Letter from Councillor Neethan Shan, Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River (ST.Supp.ST14.6.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/comm/communicationfile-73200.pdf)


ST14.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Council Member Appointments to the Toronto Realty Agency Board
Committee Recommendations

That the Striking Committee recommend that:

 

1.   City Council appoint the following Members to the Toronto Realty Agency Board for a term of office starting January 1, 2018 and ending November 30, 2018 and until successors are appointed:

 

- Councillor Ana Bailão

- Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano

 

Mayor John Tory has appointed Councillor David Shiner as his designate on the Toronto Realty Agency Board effective January 1, 2018.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the appointment of Members of Council to the Toronto Realty Agency Board.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk on Council Member Appointments to the Toronto Realty Agency Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108007.pdf)

Second Revised Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Toronto Realty Agency Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108400.pdf)

Revised Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Toronto Realty Agency Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108292.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Toronto Realty Agency Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108008.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(October 26, 2017) Letter from Mayor John Tory (ST.Supp.ST14.7.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/comm/communicationfile-73202.pdf)


ST14.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Council Member Appointments to the Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) Municipal Section and Board of Directors
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.   City Council appoint the following Members to the Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section for a term of office starting December 1, 2017 and ending November 30, 2018 and until successors are appointed:

 

- Councillor Paul Ainslie

- Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb

- Councillor Vincent Crisanti

- Councillor Jim Hart

- Councillor Stephen Holyday

- Councillor Jim Karygiannis

- Councillor Norman Kelly

- Councillor Mike Layton

- Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

- Councillor Neethan Shan

 

2.   City Council appoint the following Members to the Canadian National Exhibition Association, Board of Directors for a term of office starting December 1, 2017 and ending November 30, 2018 and until successors are appointed:

 

- Councillor Paul Ainslie

- Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb

- Councillor Jim Hart

- Councillor Norman Kelly

- Councillor Mike Layton

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the appointment of Members of Council to the Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) Municipal Section and Board of Directors.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk on Council Member Appointments to the Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) Municipal Section and Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108009.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section and the Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108010.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(October 18, 2017) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 43 Scarborough East (ST.Supp.ST14.8.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/comm/communicationfile-72990.pdf)

(October 18, 2017) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 43 Scarborough East (ST.Supp.ST14.8.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/comm/communicationfile-72991.pdf)

(October 26, 2017) Letter from Councillor Neethan Shan, Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River (ST.Supp.ST14.8.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/comm/communicationfile-73201.pdf)


ST14.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Council Member Nomination to the Ontario Good Roads Association
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.   City Council nominate Councillor Paul Ainslie for appointment to the Ontario Good Roads Association for a term beginning February 28, 2018 and ending February 26, 2020.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the nomination of one Member of Council for appointment to the Ontario Good Roads Association.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk on Council Member Nomination to the Ontario Good Roads Association
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108023.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108024.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(October 18, 2017) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 43 Scarborough East (ST.Supp.ST14.9.1)

ST14.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Council Member Appointment to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Board of Governors
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.   City Council appoint Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Board of Governors for a term of office starting December 1, 2017 and ending November 30, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the appointment of a Member of Council to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Board of Governors.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk on Council Member Appointment to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Board of Governors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108011.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Board of Governors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108013.pdf)


ST14.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Council Member Appointment to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Regional Watershed Alliance
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee submits the Item to City Council without recommendation as all motions lost on tie votes.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the appointment of a Member of Council to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Regional Watershed Alliance.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2017) Report form the City Clerk on Council Member Appointment to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Regional Watershed Alliance
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108014.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Regional Watershed Alliance
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108015.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Draft Terms of Reference for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Regional Watershed Alliance
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108016.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Janet Davis

Communications (Committee)
(October 26, 2017) Letter from Councillor Janet Davis, Ward 31 Beaches-East York (ST.New.ST.14.11.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/comm/communicationfile-73221.pdf)


ST14.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Council Member Appointment to the Waterfront Revitalization Corporation (Waterfront Toronto)
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommend that:

 

1.   City Council appoint Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong as the Mayor's deisgnate to the Waterfront Revitalization Corporation for a term ending November 30, 2018.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the appointment of one Member of Council to the Waterfront Revitalization Corporation (Waterfront Toronto).

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2017) Report from the City Clerk on Council Member Appointment to the Waterfront Revitalization Corporation (Waterfront Toronto)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108017.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Waterfront Revitalization Corporation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-108025.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(October 26, 2017) Letter from Mayor John Tory (ST.Supp.ST14.12.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/st/comm/communicationfile-73203.pdf)


Etobicoke York Community Council - Meeting 25
EY25.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 4 

Final Report - 4208, 4210 and 4214 Dundas Street West - Plan of Subdivision Application
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  In accordance with the delegated approval under By-law 229-2000, as amended, City Council be advised that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning intends to approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision as generally illustrated on Attachment 2 to the report (September 26, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, subject to:

 

a.  The conditions as generally listed in Attachment ­­4 to the report (September 26, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, which except as otherwise noted must be fulfilled prior to final approval and the release of the Plan of Subdivision for registration.

 

b.  Any such revisions to the proposed Plan of Subdivision or any such additional modified conditions as the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning may deem to be appropriate to address matters arising from the on-going technical review of this development.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(September 26, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This application proposes to create the blocks and public road network that would facilitate the redevelopment of 4208, 4210 and 4214 Dundas Street West. The Plan of Subdivision would facilitate the development of a 21-storey residential building, stacked townhouses in two blocks and an 8-storey mixed use building to be the subject of future condominium applications. The plan includes a public park to be conveyed to the City, a ravine parcel to be conveyed to the Toronto Region Conservation Authority, a north-south public road and a block to be conveyed to the City for a portion of a proposed future east-west connecting public road.

 

The proposed Plan of Subdivision reflects the recently approved site specific Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments.

 

This report reviews the Plan of Subdivision application and also advises that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning intends to approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision subject to the Conditions generally listed in Attachment 4.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 26, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding a Plan of Subdivision Application - Final Report - 4208, 4210 and 4214 Dundas Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-107252.pdf)

Speakers

Peter Smith, Bousfields

Communications (Community Council)
(October 12, 2017) E-mail from Sylvia Morris (EY.New.EY25.1.1)
(October 12, 2017) E-mail from Paul Dalglish (EY.New.EY25.1.2)

EY25.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 12 

Final Report - 1780 Lawrence Avenue West - Zoning By-law Amendment and Plan of Subdivision Applications
Bills 1273 and 1274 have been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend former City of North York Zoning By-law No. 7625 for the lands at 1780 Lawrence Avenue West substantially in accordance with the Draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 10 to the report (September 27, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, and with the following modifications to reflect the plans filed with City Planning and recommended for approval by staff:

 

a. Amend the Draft By-law to amend former City of North York By-law No. 7625 as follows to provide clarity for future zoning review and to provide consistency between the North York By-law and By-law 569-2013:

 

1.  Add the following clause to 64.16(110) RM1(110):

“(12) A sales office used to sell dwelling units in the development is permitted for a period of 3 years from the date of the passing of By-law. [Legal to insert this by-law number].”

 

2.  Amend the following clause to 64.16(110) RM1(110):

“(5) Maximum Lot Coverage:   The Maximum Lot Coverage shall be 50%, calculated over the lands zoned RM1(110).”

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 for the lands at 1780 Lawrence Avenue West substantially in accordance with the Draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 11 to the report (September 27, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, and with the following modifications to reflect the plans filed with City Planning and recommended for approval by staff:

  

a. Amend the Draft By-law to amend City of Toronto By-law No. 569-2013 to provide consistency between the North York By-law and By-law 569-2013:

 

1.  Add the following clause to Exception RT 57:

“(H) The maximum Lot Coverage shall be calculated over the land zoned RT 157.”

 

2.  If the requirements of by-law Section 9 and Schedule A of By-law [Legal to insert this by-law number] are complied with, none of the provisions of: 5.10.40.70(2); 5.10.40.70(6); 5.10.40.80(1); 10.5.40.50(2); 10.5.50.10(3)(B); 10.5.80.40(3); 10.5.100.1(1)(B) and (C); 10.80.40.20; 10.80.40.70(3)(B) apply to prevent the use or erection or use of a building, structure, addition or enlargement permitted by (B) to (K) below.

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the Draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

4.  As a condition of draft plan of subdivision approval, City Council require the owner to:

           

a.  Make satisfactory arrangements with Engineering and Construction Services staff for the required upgrade of the existing watermain located within the Blackstone Street right of way, as outlined in the applicant's Functional Servicing Report.
 
b.  Provide space within the development for installation of maintenance access holes and sampling ports on the private side, as close to the property line as possible, for both the storm and sanitary service connections, in accordance with the Sewers By-law Chapter 681-10.

 

5.  Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act as follows:           

 
a.  Prior to the issuance of the first-above grade building permit, the owner shall pay to the City the sum of $250,000 to be allocated towards:

 

i.  Capital improvements to Upwood Park to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

 

ii.  Streetscape improvements in the vicinity of the site to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Transportation Services in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

 

b.  The cash amounts identified in Part 5a. above shall be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of execution of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment.

 

c.  In the event the cash contributions identified in Part 5a. above have not been used for the intended purposes within three (3) years of the by-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, provided that the purpose is identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands.

 

d.  The following matter is also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 
i.  The owner shall construct and maintain the development in accordance with Tier 1 performance measures of the Toronto Green Standard, as adopted by Toronto City Council at its meeting of October 26 and 27, 2009.
 

6.  In accordance with the delegated approval under By-law 229-2000, as amended, City Council be advised that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning intends to approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision as generally illustrated on Attachment No. 2 to the report (September 27, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, subject to:

 

a.  The conditions as generally listed in Attachment No. 12 to the report (September 27, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, which except as otherwise noted must be fulfilled prior to final approval and the release of the Plan of Subdivision for registration.

 

b.  Any such revisions to the proposed Plan of Subdivision or any such additional modified conditions as the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning may deem to be appropriate to address matters arising from the on-going technical review of this development.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(September 27, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

These applications propose to amend former City of North York Zoning By-law No. 7625 and City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 and seek Draft Plan of Subdivision approval at 1780 Lawrence Avenue West to facilitate the redevelopment of the former Hardington Public School site.  The redevelopment would be comprised of street-related townhouses, semi-detached dwellings and detached dwellings, containing a total of 88 residential dwelling units, two new public roads, a parkland dedication to the City, and a ravine land dedication to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).  The existing school building would be demolished.

 

The proposal consists of 40 street-related townhouses, 46 semi-detached dwellings and two detached dwellings.  The townhouses would be four storeys (13.4 m) tall and the semi-detached dwellings would be three storeys (12.4 m) tall.  The two detached dwellings have not yet been designed, but they would be required to comply with the provisions of the Draft Zoning By-laws attached to this report.

 

The proposed townhouses would be developed in four blocks at the corner of Blackstone Street and Lawrence Avenue West.  Two of the blocks, with 9 and 12 units, respectively, would front Lawrence Avenue West. The other two blocks, of 9 and 10 units, respectively, would be constructed immediately north of those fronting Lawrence Avenue West and would be separated by a private lane providing vehicular access to all the townhouse units.  The northern two blocks would front new public street 'A'.  The two detached dwellings and 30 of the semi-detached dwellings would front new public street 'A' and 'B' and would back on to the adjacent Black Creek ravine lands.  Eight of the remaining semi-detached dwellings would front new public street 'B' and the final eight semi-detached dwellings would front Blackstone Street.  Each of the proposed dwelling units would have at least two vehicular parking spaces, one contained within an integral garage and one on a driveway leading to a garage.  The detached dwellings are proposed to have three parking spaces – one in an integral garage and two on the driveway.

 

The Draft Plan of Subdivision application proposes to establish two new public roads, residential development blocks and lots, a parkland dedication (181.5 m2) to the City and a ravine lands dedication (approximately 1 ha) to the TRCA.  The new public roads would be the central organizing element and would provide two access points to Blackstone Street.  Both public streets would have widths of 16.5 m.  Street 'A' would run east-west and terminate in a cul-de-sac, while street 'B' would connect street 'A' to Blackstone Street. 

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-laws.

 

This report also advises that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning intends to approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision subject to the conditions generally listed in Attachment No. 12.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 27, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding Zoning By-law Amendment and Plan of Subdivision Applications - Final Report - 1780 Lawrence Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-107261.pdf)


EY25.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 13 

Non-Residential Demolition Application - 3484 Dundas Street West
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the application to demolish the two one-storey small vacant buildings at 3484 Dundas Street West without entering into a beautification agreement with the City, with the following conditions:


a.  A construction fence be erected in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Code, Chapter 363, Article III, if deemed appropriate by the Chief Building Official.


b.  All debris and rubble be removed immediately after demolition.


c.  Any holes on the property are backfilled with clean fill.

Origin
(September 18, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Toronto Building, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This demolition permit application is submitted to City Council for consideration and decision to grant or grant with conditions, approval of the demolition permit application, including the requirement for the owner to enter into a beautification agreement prior to the issuance of the demolition permit.

 

This property is located in the former City of York and in accordance with By-law No. 3102-95 of the former City of York.

 

On August 8th, 2017, Toronto Building received a demolition permit application to demolish two one storey vacant buildings located at 3484 Dundas Street West.

A building permit application for a replacement building has not been received. The building is located within Ward 13 – Parkdale – High Park.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 18, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Toronto Building, Etobicoke York District regarding a Non-Residential Demolition Application - 3484 Dundas Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-107202.pdf)


EY25.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 17 

Permanent Closure of the Untraveled West Branch of Caledonia Park Road extending between 1601 and 1613 St. Clair Avenue West
Bill 1215 has been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - City of Toronto Act, 2006
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that: 

 

1.  City Council authorize the permanent closure of the untraveled west branch of Caledonia Park Road, extending between 1601 and 1613 St. Clair Avenue West, designated as Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 on Reference Plan 66R-29556 (the "Plan"), and approximately shown as Parts 1, 2 and 3 on Sketch No. PS-2016-076 (the "Highway"), attached to the report (September 27, 2017) from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District.

 

2.  City Council enact a by-law substantially in the form of the draft by-law attached as Appendix "A" to the report (September 27, 2017) from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council held a public meeting on October 17, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the City of Toronto Act, 2006.  Notice of the proposed enactment of the draft by-law was posted on the Public Notice Page of the City's website.

Origin
(September 27, 2017) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District
Summary

Transportation Services recommends that the untraveled west branch of Caledonia Park Road, extending between 1601 and 1613 St. Clair Avenue West, be permanently closed.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 27, 2017) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District regarding a Permanent Closure of the Untraveled West Branch of Caledonia Park Road extending between 1601 and 1613 St. Clair Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-107329.pdf)


EY25.29

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 6 

Request for Transportation Study for a Traffic Light on Browns Line
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District, to undertake a traffic study on Browns Line, between Horner Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West, to determine if a traffic light is warranted.

Origin
(September 28, 2017) Letter from Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Summary

Browns Line is the four-lane, main north-south road running through the Alderwood community in ward 6. Currently there are traffic lights at Browns Line and Horner Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West. There are pedestrian crossovers at Woodbury Drive and Jellicoe Avenue, to serve the TTC bus stops. Browns Line intersects with seven residential streets between Horner Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West. The spacing of traffic lights allows cars to build up significant speed on Browns Line, and puts pedestrian using the crosswalks at risk. There have been several serious car accidents on Browns Line recently.

 

I am requesting a traffic study on Browns Line for the area between Horner Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West to determine if a traffic light is warranted for improved safety.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 28, 2017) Letter from Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6, Etobicoke-Lakeshore requesting a Transportation Study for a Traffic Light on Browns Line
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-107381.pdf)


EY25.34

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 6 

Maintenance of Jean Augustine Park Pond
Communications EY25.34.1 to EY25.34.11 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.   City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, in consultation with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), to carry out a technical assessment and feasibility study to assess options for decommissioning the existing natural pond in Jean Augustine Park and replacing it with an ornamental fountain; and report to the Etobicoke York Community Council on the results of the study.     

Origin
(September 26, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation
Summary

The purpose of this report is to respond to the request from Etobicoke York Community Council meeting of June 13, 2017, for the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation, in conjunction with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, to report on converting the Jean Augustine Park Pond to an ornamental fountain, and a long term maintenance plan for the pond and immediately surrounding area.

 

The pond is currently in a naturalized state.  Staff require specialized service equipment and TRCA approvals to maintain the pond, resulting in infrequent maintenance and complaints from residents. The suggested alternative of an ornamental water feature is expensive to construct and operate. Further study is required to assess options for its design, location, service, and maintenance.

 

As such, Parks, Forestry and Recreation is recommending a technical assessment and feasibility study be carried out to assess the options for decommissioning the existing natural pond and replacing it with an ornamental fountain.  The results of this study will be reported back to Etobicoke York Community Council.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 26, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation regarding the Maintenance of Jean Augustine Park Pond
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-107280.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 5, 2017) E-mail from Susan Hamade (CC.Supp.EY25.34.1)
(November 5, 2017) E-mail from Irene Jardine (CC.Supp.EY25.34.2)
(November 5, 2017) E-mail from Daniela Veljkovic (CC.Supp.EY25.34.3)
(November 5, 2017) Submission from Randy Barba (CC.Supp.EY25.34.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73415.pdf)

(November 6, 2017) Letter from Richard Jackson (CC.Supp.EY25.34.5)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Wendy Jacinto (CC.New.EY25.34.6)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Julie Ryan (CC.New.EY25.34.7)
(November 6, 2017) E-mail from Eric Code (CC.New.EY25.34.8)
(November 7, 2017) E-mail from Lora Olsthoorn (CC.New.EY25.34.9)
(November 7, 2017) E-mail from Thelia Shelton (CC.New.EY25.34.10)
(November 8, 2017) E-mail from Alice and Chris Eisan (CC.New.EY25.34.11)

EY25.40

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 12 

Status Report - 2522-2542 Keele Street - Draft Plan of Standard Condominium Application
The City Solicitor has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (EY25.40a for information)

To be considered with Item EY23.73.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the report (October 16, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, for information.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council:

 

1.  Requested the City Solicitor to provide as soon as possible to the Ward Councillor, and to report directly to City Council on November 7, 2017, examples of zoning by-law amendment applications under the Planning Act, other than zoning amendment applications to lift an "H" provision, that proceed to the Ontario Municipal Board on appeal on the basis of delegated authority and without the benefit of a statutory public meeting at Community Council in compliance with the Official Plan, under the Planning Act prior to City Council passing the new Zoning By-law 569-2013.

Origin
(October 16, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This report provides an update on the application for Draft Plan of Condominium approval for 2522-2542 Keele Street in response to the September 6, 2017 direction from Etobicoke York Community Council resulting from its consideration of the staff report (August 10, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, headed "2522 – 2542 Keele Street, Draft Plan of Standard Condominium, Status Update" (EY24.4).

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 16, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District Ward No. 12 - York South Weston regarding a Draft Plan of Standard Condominium Application - Status Report - 2522 - 2542 Keele Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-107953.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(November 3, 2017) Supplementary report from the City Solicitor on 2522 -2542 Keele Street - Draft Plan of Standard Condominium Application (EY25.40a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-108756.pdf)


EY25.41

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 17 

St. Clair Gardens Business Improvement Area - Proactive Enforcement Measures
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the District Manager, Municipal Licensing and Standards, Etobicoke York District, in conjunction with Toronto Fire Service, Toronto Police Services 11 and 12 Division, and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), to patrol, monitor and coordinate inspections regarding the locations at 1708 and 1776 St. Clair Avenue West given the level of complaints, and report to the Etobicoke York Community Council meeting on January 16, 2018, on any incidences, violations or charges.

Origin
(October 16, 2017) Letter from Councillor Cesar Palacio, Ward 17, Davenport
Summary

The St. Clair Gardens Business Improvement Area that represents the catchment area of McRoberts Avenue to Old Weston has worked tirelessly to attract many businesses that serve the diverse needs of the neighbourhood, which includes speciality shops, fine dining establishments, fresh food markets, salons, boutiques and cafes.

 

In order to establish a safer and healthier neighbourhood, it is important that the uses and activities along this commercial strip live in harmony with residents in the surrounding area. Unfortunately, the bar culture on St. Clair Avenue West is a serious concern, as it has evolved to become an ongoing issue that is deflating this area’s sense of community and safety. Alleged illegal activities, public drunkenness, loitering, hosting after hour parties and loud music complaints have all compromised the local residents’ quality of life.

 

On behalf of local residents and the St. Clair Gardens Business Improvement Area, we are respectfully requesting that proactive measures be taken by Municipal Licensing & Standards, in partnership with Toronto Police Services of 11 and 12 Division, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO), and Toronto Fire Services at the following problematic locations at 1708 and 1776 St. Clair Ave West. 

 

We need to take a proactive approach that includes regular police presence in partnerships with the City's enforcement agencies, in order to avert such activities and to establish a safer environment for the local community.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 16, 2017) Letter from Councillor Cesar Palacio, Ward 17, Davenport - St. Clair Gardens Business Improvement Area - Proactive Enforcement Measures
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-107971.pdf)


North York Community Council - Meeting 25
NY25.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 24 

Final Report - Zoning Amendment Application and Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion Application under Municipal Code Chapter 667 - 3390, 3392, 3394, 3396 and 3398 Bayview Avenue
Bills 1243 and 1244 have been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 7625, for the lands at 3390, 3392, 3394, 3396 and 3398 Bayview Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 5 to the report (September 27, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 3390, 3392, 3394, 3396 and 3398 Bayview Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 6 to the report (September 27, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

 

4. City Council approve the application to demolish the six (6) existing residential units at 3390, 3392, 3394, 3396 and 3398 Bayview Avenue, which includes one (1) residential rental unit, pursuant to Municipal Code Chapters 667 and 363, with the following conditions: 

 

a. that the owner obtain a shoring permit and that the existing municipal sanitary sewer within the easement between 3394 and 3396 Bayview Avenue be structurally supported and maintained by the owner to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, until such time as it is decommissioned; and


b. that the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services be provided with two (2) working days notice of any demolition activity at 3394 and 3396 Bayview Avenue so that the measures required to support the existing sewer can be inspected.

 

5. City Council authorize the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division to issue a preliminary approval to the application under Municipal Code Chapter 667 for the existing residential rental unit after all of the following have occurred:

 

a. the Zoning By-law amendments in Recommendations No. 1 and 2 have come into full force and effect; and

 
b. the issuance of the Notice of Approval Conditions for site plan approval for the development by the Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning Division or her designate, pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

 

6. City Council authorize the Chief Building Official to issue a Section 111 permit under Municipal Code Chapter 667 after the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, has issued the preliminary approval in recommendation No. 5 for the existing residential rental unit.

 

7. City Council authorize the Chief Building Official to issue a permit under Section 33 of the Planning Act for the existing residential property at 3392 Bayview Avenue, no earlier than the date that the owner has submitted an application for a building permit for the shoring and excavation for the lands on which the existing residential rental unit is situated, and after the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division has given the preliminary approval in Recommendation No. 5 which may be included in the demolition permit for Chapter 667 under 363-11.1, of the Municipal Code, on condition that:

 
a. the owner erect a residential building on site no later than three (3) years from the day demolition of the buildings is commenced; and

 
b. should the owner fail to complete the new building within the time specified in condition (a), the City Clerk shall be entitled to enter on the collector’s roll, to be collected in a like manner as municipal taxes, the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) for each dwelling unit for which a demolition permit is issued, and that each sum shall, until payment, be a lien or charge upon the land for which the demolition permit is issued.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act. No one addressed the North York Community Council on October 17, 2017.

Origin
(September 27, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

This application proposes 24 four-storey, back-to-back townhouses arranged in 2 blocks with 50 underground parking spaces at 3390, 3392, 3394, 3396 and 3398 Bayview Avenue.  The Zoning Bylaw Amendment proposes to amend former City of North York Zoning By-law 7625 and City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 to permit the residential development and establish appropriate performance standards.

 

The redevelopment proposal is in keeping with the emerging townhouse character of Bayview Avenue while protecting the abutting lower density residential uses and improving the Bayview Avenue streetscape.

 

The Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion Application proposes the demolition of five (5) single-detached properties containing six (6) residential dwelling units, of which one (1) was a residential rental unit at the time of application. An application for Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion under Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act (Chapter 667 of the Municipal Code) has been submitted with the rezoning application to permit the demolition of the one (1) existing residential rental unit located at 3392 Bayview Avenue.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law and the Rental Housing Demolition Application under Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 27, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-6 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Zoning Amendment Application and Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion Application under Municipal Code Chapter 667 at 3390, 3392, 3394, 3396 and 3398 Bayview Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107449.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(September 21, 2017) E-mail from Kirit Kothari (NY.Main.NY25.1.1)
(September 22, 2017) E-mail from Kirit Kothari (NY.Main.NY25.1.2)

1a Supplementary Report - Zoning Amendment Application and Rental Housing Demolition Application under Municipal Code Chapter 667 - 3390, 3392, 3394, 3396 and 3398 Bayview Avenue
Origin
(October 11, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

The Director, Community Planning, North York district has sent a report to Community Council dated September 27, 2017, recommending approval of an application that proposes 24 four-storey, back-to-back townhouses arranged in 2 blocks with 50 underground parking spaces at 3390, 3392, 3394, 3396 and 3398 Bayview Avenue.

 

The Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion Application proposes the demolition of five (5) single-detached properties containing six (6) residential dwelling units, of which one (1) was a residential rental unit at the time of application.  An application for Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion under Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act (Chapter 667 of the Municipal Code) has been submitted with the rezoning application to permit the demolition of the one (1) existing residential rental unit located at 3392 Bayview Avenue.

 

In order to construct the proposed development the existing 3.07 metre wide sanitary sewer easement that currently runs through the middle of the site is proposed to be relocated between the driveway and the northerly lot line and also wrap around the westerly end of the driveway.  It would be 6 metres in width and unencumbered by the development.  The existing sewer is required to be maintained until such time as the work, noted above, above is completed.  City Planning Staff had previously been advised that the best method to secure such improvements was in the Notice of Approval Conditions.

 

Subsequent to the report going forward, City Planning Staff have received further advice from the Chief Building Official and City Solicitor, in consultation with Engineering and Construction Services, on conditions that can be added to the demolition permit to secure the protection of municipal infrastructure on site.  For this reason Staff are recommending minor changes to Recommendation 4 of the report from the Director, Community Planning, North District titled "3390, 3392, 3394, 3396 and 3398 Bayview Avenue – Zoning Amendment Application and Rental Housing Demolition Application under Municipal Code Chapter 667 – Final Report" and dated September 27, 2017.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 11, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Zoning Amendment Application and Rental Housing Demolition Application under Municipal Code Chapter 667 for 3390, 3392, 3394, 3396 and 3398 Bayview Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107763.pdf)


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ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 33 

Final Report - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - 32-50, 52, 55, 56, 59, 60, 62, 65, 66, 70, 72, 76, 80, 85 and 90 Forest Manor Road, 100, 106, 110, 123, 123A, 125 and 130 Parkway Forest Drive, 1751 and 1761 Sheppard Avenue East and 125 George Henry Boulevard
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands at 32-50, 52, 55, 56, 59, 60, 62, 65, 66, 70, 72, 76, 80, 85 and 90 Forest Manor Road, 100, 106, 110, 123, 123A, 125 and 130 Parkway Forest Drive, 1751 and 1761 Sheppard Avenue East and 125 George Henry Boulevard, substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment No. 12 to the report (September 28, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

           

2. City Council amend former North York Zoning By-law 7625, for the lands at 32-50, 52, 55, 56, 59, 60, 62, 65, 66, 70, 72, 76, 80, 85 and 90 Forest Manor Road, 100, 106, 110, 123, 123A, 125 and 130 Parkway Forest Drive, 1751 and 1761 Sheppard Avenue East and 125 George Henry Boulevard, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 13 to the report (September 28, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, with Sections 2(n)(ii) and 2(o)(ii) of the Zoning By-law being amended to include day nurseries and outdoor cafes as permitted uses.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment and draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

 

4. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, the Owner shall:

 

a. make satisfactory arrangements with Toronto Water (Environmental Monitoring & Protection) for any permanent and short-term dewatering system that is required to support the development, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Toronto Water;

 

b. submit a revised Functional Servicing Report, including a Hydrogeological Report, to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the General Manager, Toronto Water; and

 

c. make arrangements to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, for the construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that upgrades are required to support the development, based on the reports accepted by the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

5. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the Owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, to be registered on title, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, to secure the following matters:

           

The community benefits recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement include:

 

a. prior to issuance of an above-grade building permit, the Owner shall make a financial contribution to the City in the amount of $400,000 to be allocated to the construction and implementation of an off-leash dog park at Havenbrook Park, in consultation with the Ward Councillor;

 

b. in the event the cash contribution referred to in a. above has not been used for the intended purpose within three (3) years of the By-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contributions may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in Consultation with the Ward Councillor, provided that the purpose is identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands;

 

c. the above noted cash contribution is to be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Building Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of execution of the Section 37 Agreement to the date the payment is made;

 

d. the provision and conveyance at nominal charge of at least nine residential dwelling units with an approximate total net floor area of 750 m² to Habitat for Humanity or a similar non-profit housing provider for affordable ownership housing on the following terms: 

 

1. at least eight of the Affordable Ownership Housing Units will have three bedrooms and be, on average, 82 m² per unit in size;


2. no more than one of the Affordable Ownership Housing Units will have two bedrooms and be at least 70 m² in size;
 

3. all of the Affordable Ownership Housing Units will be constructed to a fully-finished condition, to a similar standard as the units in the remainder of the Development;

 

4. each unit will be provided with at least one vehicle parking space and locker;

 

5. the units will be generally dispersed throughout the building or buildings within which they are to be provided, and unit occupants will have access to all building facilities and amenities on the same terms and conditions as the all other residents;

 

6. the Owner shall submit, in consultation with the Provider, the proposed layouts and locations of the units as part of the application for Site Plan approval, and the final design and location of the units shall be to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, prior to Site Plan approval;

 

e. the Owner shall enter into Agreements of Purchase and Sale ("the APS") for the Affordable Ownership Housing Units with the Provider and/or the City prior to the issuance of the first building permit for the development phase within which the units are to be provided pursuant to Recommendations 5d., and the APS will be assignable at no additional cost;

 

f. the Owner shall enter into and register a Section 118 restriction under the Land Titles Act prior to first above-grade building permit for the final phase of the development to enable the implementation of the affordable housing provisions of the Section 37 agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor in consultation with Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

6. The following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as legal convenience to support the development:

 

a. the Owner shall construct and maintain the development in accordance with Tier 1 performance measures of the Toronto Green Standard, as adopted by Toronto City Council at its meeting of October 26 and 27, 2009 through the adoption of Item PG32.3 of the Planning and Growth Management Committee; and

 

b. the Owner shall provide the following Transportation Demand Management measures, to the satisfaction of the Director of Community Planning, North District:

 

1. the provision of four car-share spaces that are publicly accessible;

 

2. provision of secure, weather protected resident and visitor bike parking and bike repair stations in a publicly accessible location;

 

3. provision of at least one electric vehicle charging station within the publicly accessible parking area in Block C; and

 

4. six digital display facilities in a publicly accessible or visible location within the six condominiums on Blocks B and C, to provide real-time area transit and transportation service, status, alert, location, distance and access information shown in the display.

 

7. City Council authorize the appropriate City Officials to take the necessary action to implement the foregoing, including execution of the contemplated agreements.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(September 28, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

This application proposes to amend the Official Plan and Sheppard East Subway Corridor Secondary Plan to permit an increase in density on the Mixed Use Areas lands (Blocks A, B, C and D within the Parkway Forest development) from 3.5 times the lot area to 3.99 times the lot area, an increase in residential gross floor area from 377,431m2to 412,157m2. The application also proposes an increase in the number of dwelling units from 4,344 to 4,734 units and an increase in non-residential gross floor area from 4,000m2to 5,470m2. The additional gross floor area and units are proposed to be accommodated on Block C (32-50 Forest Manor Road) only. Nine affordable ownership units are proposed to be provided as part of the Section 37 contribution and would be located on Block C. The proposed gross floor area and dwelling units would be located on the Block C lands fronting Don Mills Road, Helen Lu Road and Forest Manor Road.  No changes are proposed to the approved massing and built form for the project.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 28, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-15 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications at 32-50, 52, 55, 56, 59, 60, 62, 65, 66, 70, 72, 76, 80, 85 and 90 Forest Manor Road, 100, 106, 110, 123, 123A, 125 and 130 Parkway Forest Drive, 1751 and 1761 Sheppard Avenue East and 125 George Henry Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107525.pdf)

Speakers

Anna Wynveen, Bousfields Inc.
Dunja Lackovic, Secretary, Henry Farm Community Interest Association

Communications (Community Council)
(October 6, 2017) Petition from Namby Vithiananthan, President (on behalf of the executive), Henry Farm Community Interest Association (HFCIA) containing 204 signatures and names of area residents  (NY.Supp.NY25.2.1)

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ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 16 

Final Report - Zoning Amendment Application - 1580 Avenue Road
Communication NY25.3.5 has been submitted on this Item.

Bills 1241 and 1242 have been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-laws 569-2013 and 7625, for the lands at 1580 Avenue Road substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendments attached as Attachment Nos. 14 and 15 to the report (October 10, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

 

3. Prior to introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner for 1580 Avenue Road to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to secure the following at the owner's expense:

 

a. a cash payment of $694,000 payable prior to issuance of an above grade building permit (other than a building permit for a temporary sales office/pavilion) for the Site:

 

1. to be used towards park and streetscape improvements in the area, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor; and

  

2. in the event the financial contribution referred to in 1. above has not been used for the intended purpose within 3 years of this By-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose at the sole discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor, provided that the purpose is identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands;

 

b. require that the cash amount identified in 4.a. above shall be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non- Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of Execution of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment; and

 

c. the following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

1. the owner is required to install and maintain at no cost to the City a publicly-accessible parkette located adjacent and to the south of the site on the City's public right-of-way land (unopened public lane) to the satisfaction of the Director of Transportation Services.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(October 10, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

This application proposes to construct a 7-storey mixed-use residential and commercial development at 1580 Avenue Road consisting of 36 residential units in 9,335 square metres of residential use, and 725 square metres of commercial use for a total of 10,060 square metres.  The proposed density is 4.77 times the area of the lot and the propsed height is 29.5 metres including mechanical equipment.  One parking space is proposed on ground level and the balance of 87 spaces would be located below grade for a total of 88 vehicular spaces.  Also proposed are a total of 34 bicycle parking spaces on the ground level and the P1 parking levels.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.  The application proposes a development that responds appropriately to the Avenue Road Avenue Study built form principles and it would be compatible within the area context.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 10, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-15 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Zoning Amendment Application for 1580 Avenue Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107750.pdf)

(September 27, 2017) Notice of Pending Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Zoning Amendment Application for 1580 Avenue Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107483.pdf)

Speakers

Jason Park, Devine Park LLP
France Rochette, Chair, Old Orchard Grove Ratepayers Association

Communications (Community Council)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Pat Caulfield, Bedford Glen, YCC #503 (NY.New.NY25.3.1)
(October 15, 2017) E-mail from Valerie Gauer, submitted by David Pogue (NY.New.NY25.3.2)
(October 16, 2017) E-mail from France Rochette, Chair, Old Orchard Grove Ratepayer Association (OOGRA) (NY.New.NY25.3.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/comm/communicationfile-72926.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) E-mail from Sheila Dunlop, Secretary, South Armour Heights Residents' Association (SAHRA) (NY.New.NY25.3.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/comm/communicationfile-72908.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(October 17, 2017) E-mail from Johnny Nge and Carol Luk (CC.Main.NY25.3.5)

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ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 26 

Request for Direction Report - Zoning Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications - 25 St. Dennis Drive
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff and other appropriate staff, to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing to oppose the zoning by-law amendment (15 261823 NNY 26 OZ) and site plan (15 261828 NNY 26 SA) applications in their current forms.

 

2. In the event that the Ontario Municipal Board approves the applications in whole or in part, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request that the OMB withhold its Order approving the applications until such time as:

 

a. the Board has been advised by the City Solicitor that the proposed zoning by-law amendments are in a form satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and City Solicitor, and that they, amongst other matters, provide for the securing of the rental tenure of the existing rental dwelling units on the site, securing of needed improvements on the site, a construction mitigation plan and tenant assistance,  together with other appropriate matters;

 

b. the City Solicitor confirms the satisfactory execution and registration of a Section 37 Agreement satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division to secure the Section 37 matters;

 
c. the City Solicitor confirms that City Planning has issued the Notice of Approval Conditions for site plan approval, and that all pre-approval conditions for such site plan approval have been met;
 

d. the City Solicitor  confirms that the owner has provided  a Functional Servicing Report,  a Stormwater Management Report, and a Hydrogeological Report, acceptable to the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services;

 
e. the City Solicitor confirms that the owner has designed and provided financial securities for any upgrades or required improvements to the existing municipal infrastructure identified in the accepted  Functional Servicing Report, Stormwater Management Report, and Hydrogeological Report to support the development, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services, should it be determined that improvements or upgrades are required to support the development, according to the Functional Servicing Report, Stormwater Management Report, and Hydrogeological Study, accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services;

 
f. the by-laws and the Section 37 Agreement shall require that prior to the issuance of the earlier of any site plan approval or the issuance of any below grade permit for the site, the owner shall construct, complete and make operational  any upgrades or required improvements to the existing municipal infrastructure identified in the accepted Functional Servicing Report, Stormwater Management Report, and Hydrogeological Report to support the development, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services;

 
g. the City Solicitor confirms that the implementation of the Functional Servicing Report, Stormwater Management Report and Hydrogeological Report accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services either does not require changes to the proposed amending by-laws or any such required changes have been made to the proposed amending by-laws to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the City Solicitor and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services; and

 
h. the City Solicitor confirms that the owner has entered into an Agreement with the City pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, that is satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services and the City Solicitor and that such Agreement has been registered to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, such Agreement  (and zoning by-law amendment) to include amongst other matters at the owners expense, the securing of the existing  rental housing, the financial securing of any necessary improvements and other works.

 
3. Should the Ontario Municipal Board approve the applications, City Council direct the City Solicitor to advise the Board that the zoning by-law should not be approved without the provision of such services, facilities or matters pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, as may be considered appropriate by the Chief Planner in consultation with the applicant and the local Ward Councillor.

 

4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate staff  to continue discussions with the applicant to address the issues outlined in the report (October 13, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, and to report back to City Council on the outcome, including proposed Section 37 contributions relating to any revised proposal, as appropriate.

 

5. City Council determine that in the event that the proposal in some form is approved by the Ontario Municipal Board, that on-site parkland dedication pursuant to Section 42 of the Planning Act  be required to be conveyed to the City as described and set out in the report (October 13, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, in the southeast corner of the site, free and clear of encumbrances above and below grade with frontage on Grenoble Drive and abutting Flemingdon Park Trail and all to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation; and that City Council approve a development charge credit against the Parks and Recreation component of the Development Charges for the design and construction by the owner of the Above Base Park Improvements to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry & Recreation; and that the development charge credit shall be in an amount that is the lesser of the cost to the owner of designing and constructing the Above Base Park Improvements, as approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry & Recreation, and the Parks and Recreation component of development charges payable for the development in accordance with the City's Development Charges By-law, as may be amended from time to time. 

 

6. City Council instruct the City Solicitor to request that the Ontario Municipal Board not hear the rezoning and site plan appeals together at the hearing scheduled to commence on April 30, 2018, for reasons including that a hearing for the site plan appeal is premature at this time given that the fundamental  zoning for the site is at issue and remains to be determined at the OMB hearing scheduled to commence April 30, 2018, and the outcome of that appeal will affect site plan matters; that it is not a cost effective, expeditious or efficient way in which to determine a site plan approval when there is no reason to suggest at this time that the site plan cannot be resolved  without a hearing once the zoning fundamentals are determined by the Board, that it is in the public interest to provide the parties with a reasonable opportunity to resolve the site plan application in an orderly and detailed manner following receipt of a decision of the Board on the zoning of the site such that there is certainty as to the applicable zoning regulation of the site to inform any site plan approval.

Origin
(October 13, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

This application proposes to amend the City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 and the former City of North York Zoning By-law 7625 for the lands at 25 St. Dennis Drive to permit a 44-storey (127.3 metre) residential apartment building on the southern portion of the site and a 10-storey (28.5 metre) residential apartment building on the northern portion of the subject site. The existing 17-storey (46 metre), 297-unit rental apartment building would remain.

 

A total of 724 new dwelling units are proposed, including 592 units in the 44-storey south building and 132 units in the 10-storey north building. The total new gross floor area proposed is 54,469 square metres, including 648 square metres of commercial GFA, and a 656 square metre child care centre in the south building. An overall floor space index of 4.28 times the lot area is proposed.   A total of 667 vehicle parking spaces are proposed with 318 existing and 349 new spaces.

 

Both the zoning amendment application and the site plan approval application have been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board on the basis that the City failed to make a decision within the prescribed time period set out in the Planning Act.  This report recommends that the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff, and other appropriate city staff, attend the OMB hearing in opposition to the current proposal. It also recommends that staff continue to work with the applicant in an attempt to resolve the outstanding issues.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 13, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-11 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Zoning Amendment and Site Plan Applications for 25 St. Dennis Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107898.pdf)

(September 28, 2017) Notice of Pending Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications for 25 St. Dennis Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107478.pdf)

Speakers

Mark Flowers, Davies Howe LLP

Communications (Community Council)
(October 16, 2017) E-mail from Shirley Ho (NY.New.NY25.4.1)
(October 16, 2017) E-mail from Geoff Kettel and Prince Sibanda (NY.New.NY25.4.2)

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ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 9 

Turn Prohibitions - Wilson Avenue
Bill 1216 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council prohibit northbound left turns at all times, from the driveway of No. 793 Wilson Avenue onto Wilson Avenue.

 

2. City Council prohibit eastbound and westbound U-turns on Wilson Avenue, between Maniza Road and Dufferin Street.

Origin
(September 26, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates bus service on Wilson Avenue, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is reporting on a request to prohibit northbound left-turn movements to Wilson Avenue from the driveway at No. 793 Wilson Avenue, at all times. This prohibition would be supported by the prohibition of eastbound and westbound U-turn movements on Wilson Avenue, between Dufferin Street and Maniza Road, at all times.

 

The proposed turn prohibitions are intended to address safety and congestion concerns along Wilson Avenue, between Dufferin Street and Maniza Road, and will formalize the existing posted signage at No. 793 Wilson Avenue.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 26, 2017) Report and Appendix "A" from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District on Turn Prohibitions - Wilson Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107424.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Wilson Avenue, Dufferin Street to Maniza Road - Proposed Turn Restrictions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107425.pdf)


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ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

All-Way Stop Control - Antibes Drive (north/south segment) at Antibes Drive (eastbound one-way segment)
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council deny the installation of an all-way stop control at Antibes Drive (north/south segment) and Antibes Drive (eastbound one-way segment).

Origin
(September 15, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates bus service on Antibes Drive, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services was requested to review the need for all-way stop control at Antibes Drive (north/south segment) and Antibes Drive (eastbound one-way segment).

 

The installation of an all-way stop control is not warranted at this location as the combined vehicle and pedestrian volumes crossing the major street are insufficient to warrant the installation of an all-way stop control. Additionally, there is an all-way stop controlled intersection located on Antibes Drive in close proximity to this intersection.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 15, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District on All-Way Stop Control - Antibes Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107379.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Requested All-Way Stop Control - Antibes Drive (north/south segment) and Antibes Drive (eastbound one-way segment)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107420.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(October 16, 2017) Petition from Shannon Thompson containing 35 signatures of area residents (NY.New.NY25.12.1)

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ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Parking Prohibition - Sheppard Avenue West
Bill 1218 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays, on both sides of Sheppard Avenue West, between Wilson Heights Boulevard and Yeomans Road.

 

2. City Council prohibit parking from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays, on south side of Sheppard Avenue West, between Wilson Heights Boulevard and Yeomans Road.

 

3. City Council prohibit parking from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays, on north side of Sheppard Avenue West, between Wilson Heights Boulevard and a point 90 metres west of Goddard Street, and between a point 75 metres west of Goddard Street and Yeomans Road.

 

4. City Council prohibit parking at all times on the north side of Sheppard Avenue West, between a point 75 metres west of Goddard Street and a point 15 metres further west.

Origin
(September 18, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates bus service on Sheppard Avenue West, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to prohibit parking at all times on the north side of Sheppard Avenue West, in the vicinity of the driveway to 800 Sheppard Avenue West.

 

The proposed parking prohibitions will address sight line issues for motorists exiting the driveway and will result in the loss of about three parking spaces.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 18, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, North York District on Parking Prohibition - Sheppard Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107382.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Sheppard Avenue West Proposed Parking Prohibition
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107383.pdf)


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ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Application to Remove a Private Tree - 121 Almore Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) privately owned tree located at 121 Almore Avenue.

Origin
(September 28, 2017) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

This report requests that City Council deny the application for a permit to remove one (1) privately owned tree located at 121 Almore Avenue. The application indicates the reasons for removal are to address concerns that the tree is too large for the location and may fail causing damage.

 

The subject tree is a Norway spruce (Picea abies) measuring 72 cm in diameter. Urban Forestry does not support removal of this tree as it is healthy and maintainable.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 28, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Application to Remove a Private Tree at 121 Almore Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107438.pdf)

Speakers

Nicholas Weinberg

Communications (Community Council)
(October 16, 2017) E-mail from Nick Weinberg (NY.New.NY25.27.1)
(October 16, 2017) E-mail from Gerry Anklewicz, submitted by Nick Weinberg (NY.New.NY25.27.2)

NY25.32

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Parking Amendments - Wilmington Avenue
Bill 1248 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council prohibit parking, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the east side of Wilmington Avenue, between a point 51.1 metres north of Combe Avenue and a point 43.6 metres further north.

 
2. City Council designate a school bus loading zone on the west side of Wilmington Avenue, between a 32.6 metres south of Overbrook Place and a point 60.2 metres south.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Memo from Councillor James Pasternak
Summary

The proposed parking amendments on Wilmington Avenue, south of Overbrook Place, are intended to enhance sight lines for motorists exiting two driveways. As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates bus service on Wilmington Avenue, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

The proposed parking prohibitions on the east side of Wilmington Avenue will enhance sight lines for motorists exiting the Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue's outbound driveway. These changes will address the safety concerns resulting from motorists parking adjacent to the driveway and impeding the view of approaching northbound traffic. The proposed changes will result in the loss of about five parking spaces during the weekday, daytime periods.

 

The proposed parking amendments on the west side of Wilmington Avenue will enhance sight lines for motorists exiting the Anne & Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT). These changes will address safety concerns resulting from school buses parking adjacent to the driveway and impeding the view of approaching southbound traffic. The proposed changes will not result in the loss of any parking spaces and will formalize the area where school buses currently stop.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 17, 2017) Memo from Councillor James Pasternak on Parking Amendments on Wilmington Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107806.pdf)


NY25.33

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Representation at a Toronto Local Appeal Body hearing for 90 Johnston Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to attempt to negotiate a settlement in the appeal of Application Nos. B0021/17NY, A0292/17NY, A0293/17NY respecting 90 Johnston Avenue and authorize the City Solicitor to settle the matter in her discretion after consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and Ward Councillor.

 

2. In the event a settlement cannot be reached, City Council authorize the City Solicitor, along with appropriate City staff, to attend the Toronto Local Appeal Body and to retain outside consultants, as necessary, to oppose the consent and minor variances requested in Committee of Adjustment Application Nos. B0021/17NY, A0292/17NY, A0293/17NY respecting 90 Johnston Avenue.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Memo from Councillor John Filion
Summary

The applicant has applied to the Committee of Adjustment (Application Nos. B0021/17NY, A0292/17NY, A0293/17NY) to obtain consent to sever the property at 90 Johnston Avenue into two undersized residential lots and for minor variances from Zoning By-laws 7625 and 569-2013 to permit the construction of a new two-storey dwelling on each of the proposed severed lots (the "Applications"). 

 

At its hearing on August 3, 2017, the Committee of Adjustment refused the applications for both the consent and minor variances.  In their report, Planning Staff were of the opinion that the proposal fails to satisfy all of the consent criteria of the Planning Act and the requested minor variance applications do not meet the four tests.  Copies of the Notices of Decision and Staff Report are attached.

 

The applicant has appealed the Committee of Adjustment's decision to the Toronto Local Appeal Body.

 

A hearing date has been set for January 26, 2018.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 17, 2017) Memo from Councillor John Filion on Representation at a Toronto Local Appeal Body hearing for 90 Johnston Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107937.pdf)

(August 3, 2017) Committee of Adjustment Notice of Decision - Minor Variance - Part 1 for 90 Johnston Avenue, A0293/17NY
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107980.pdf)

(August 3, 2017) Committee of Adjustment Notice of Decision - Minor Variance - Part 2 for 90 Johnston Avenue, A0292/17NY
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107939.pdf)

(August 3, 2017) Committee of Adjustment Notice of Decision - Consent Application for 90 Johnston Avenue, B0021/17NY
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107981.pdf)

(July 24, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, to the Committee of Adjustment, North York District on a Committee of Adjustment Application for 90 Johnston Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107938.pdf)


NY25.34

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Representation at a Toronto Local Appeal Body hearing for 169 Goulding Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to attend the Toronto Local Appeal Body hearing and to retain outside consultants as necessary to uphold the Committee of Adjustments decision Application Nos. B0006/17NY, A0047/17NY, A0048/17NY respecting 169 Goulding Avenue.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Memo from Councillor John Filion
Summary

The applicant has applied to the Committee of Adjustment (Application Nos. B0006/17NY, A0047/17NY, A0048/17NY) to obtain consent to sever the property at 169 Goulding Avenue into two undersized residential lots and for minor variances from Zoning By-laws 7625 and 569-2013 to permit the construction of a new two-storey dwelling on each of the proposed severed lots (the "Applications"). 

 

At its hearing on September 15, 2017, the Committee of Adjustment approved the application for the consent and approved the applications for minor variances with changes to the side yard setbacks, lot coverage and main wall height.  In their report, Planning Staff were of the opinion that the applications be approved with modifications to the side yard setbacks, lot coverage and main wall height.  Copies of the Notices of Decision and Staff Report are attached.

 

The applicant has appealed the Committee of Adjustment's decision to the Toronto Local Appeal Body.

 

A hearing date has been set for February 15, 2018.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 17, 2017) Memo from Councilor John Filion on Representation at a Toronto Local Appeal Body hearing for 169 Goulding Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107988.pdf)

(September 15, 2017) Committee of Adjustment Notices of Decision for 169 Goulding Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107989.pdf)

(July 25, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, to the Committee of Adjustment, North York District on a Committee of Adjustment Application for 169 Goulding Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107990.pdf)


NY25.35

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Representation at a Toronto Local Appeal Body hearing for 116 Bogert Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to attempt to negotiate a settlement in the appeal of Application Nos. B0024/17NY, A0299/17NY, A0300/17NY respecting 116 Bogert Avenue and authorize the City Solicitor to settle the matter in her discretion after consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and Ward Councillor.

 

2. In the event a settlement cannot be reached, City Council authorize the City Solicitor, along with appropriate City staff, to attend the Toronto Local Appeal Body and to retain outside consultants, as necessary, to oppose the consent and minor variances requested in Committee of Adjustment Application Nos. B0024/17NY, A0299/17NY, A0300/17NY respecting 116 Bogert Avenue.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Memo from Councillor John Filion
Summary

The applicant has applied to the Committee of Adjustment (Application Nos. B0024/17NY, A0299/17NY, A0300/17NY) to obtain consent to sever the property at 116 Bogert Avenue into two undersized residential lots and for minor variances from Zoning By-laws 7625 and 569-2013 to permit the construction of a new two-storey dwelling on each of the proposed severed lots (the "Applications"). 

 

At its hearing on August 31, 2017, the Committee of Adjustment refused the applications for both the consent and minor variances.  In their report, Planning Staff were of the opinion that the proposal fails to satisfy all of the consent criteria of the Planning Act and the requested minor variance applications do not meet the four tests.  Copies of the Notices of Decision and Staff Report are attached.

 

The applicant has appealed the Committee of Adjustment's decision to the Toronto Local Appeal Body.

 

A hearing date has been set for February 21, 2018.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 17, 2017) Memo from Councillor John Filion on Representation at a Toronto Local Appeal Body hearing for 116 Bogert Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107984.pdf)

(August 31, 2017) Committee of Adjustment Notices of Decision for 116 Bogert Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107986.pdf)

(August 21, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, to the Committee of Adjustment, North York District on a Committee of Adjustment Application for 116 Bogert Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107985.pdf)


NY25.36

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 24 

Request to Qualify as Not-for-Profit Resident Group - Willowdale Group of Artists
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct that the Willowdale Group of Artists qualify as a not-for-profit resident group.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Memo from Councillor David Shiner
Summary

This year the Willowdale Group of Artists celebrates their 70th anniversary. They have for many years run workshops, classes, and have held shows on City property. These shows have been sponsored by myself as well as other Councillors and have been enjoyed by employees and visitors alike.

 

Along with their affiliates in the Edithvale and Banbury Groups, 76% of members are residents of Toronto. The Willowdale Group of Artists have advised that while in the past they have qualified as a not-for-profit resident group, over time some members have joined and they live outside of Toronto's boundaries. This has affected the minimum 90% residency requirement in order to qualify as a not-for-profit resident group. We are asking for your support in this matter.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 17, 2017) Memo from Councillor David Shiner on Request to Qualify as Not-for-Profit Resident Group - Willowdale Group of Artists
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-107958.pdf)


Scarborough Community Council - Meeting 25
SC25.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 40 

Designation of Fire Routes and Amendment to Chapter 880 - Fire Routes - 1251 Bridletowne Circle
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council designate part or those parts of the private road or roads shown on the site plan filed with the Fire Chief in respect of the municipal address set out below, as a fire route pursuant to Municipal Code Chapter 880 - Fire Routes - 1251 Bridletowne Circle.

 

2.  City Council authorize the Fire Chief and City Solicitor to take the appropriate action to make a designated Fire Route.

Origin
(September 13, 2017) Report from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services
Summary

To obtain Council approval for the amendment of the Fire Route By-law to designate certain locations as fire routes within the meaning of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 880, as amended.

 

Fire Services uses designated fire routes as a key mechanism in regulating fire prevention, including the prevention of spreading of fires and the delivery of fire protection services.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 13, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services - Designation of Fire Routes and Amendment to Chapter 880 - Fire Routes - 1251 Bridletowne Circle
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-106931.pdf)


SC25.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 42, 43 

Designation of Fire Routes and Amendment to Chapter 880 - Fire Routes - 1088 Progress Avenue and 191/201 Guildwood Parkway
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:  

 

1.   City Council designate part or those parts of the private road or roads shown on the site plan filed with the Fire Chief in respect of the municipal addresses set out below, as a fire route pursuant to Municipal Code Chapter 880 - Fire Routes - 1088 Progress Avenue and 191/201 Guildwood Parkway.

 

2.   City Council authorize the Fire Chief and City Solicitor to take the appropriate action to make a designated Fire Route.

Origin
(September 6, 2017) Report from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services
Summary

To obtain Council approval for the amendment of the Fire Route By-law to designate certain locations as fire routes within the meaning of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 880, as amended.

 

Fire Services uses designated fire routes as a key mechanism in regulating fire prevention, including the prevention of spreading of fires and the delivery of fire protection services.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 6, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services - Designation of Fire Routes and Amendment to Chapter 880 - Fire Routes - 1088 Progress Avenue and 191/201 Guildwood Parkway
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-106873.pdf)


SC25.20

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 39, 40 

Left Turn Prohibitions - Kennedy Road at Reidmount Avenue, Marilyn Avenue, and Bonis Avenue/Cardwell Avenue
Bill 1233 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.   City Council prohibit southbound left turns from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday at Kennedy Road and Reidmount Avenue.

 

2.   City Council prohibit southbound left turns from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday at Kennedy Road and Marilyn Avenue.

 

3.   City Council prohibit southbound left turns from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday at Kennedy Road and Bonis Avenue/Cardwell Avenue.

 

4.  City Council prohibit southbound left turns from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday at Kennedy Road and Havendale Road.

Origin
(September 14, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Summary

This staff report recommends the installation of a southbound left turn prohibitions between 7:00 to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday at three intersections along Kennedy Road, namely Reidmount Avenue, Marilyn Avenue and Bonis Avenue/Cardwell Avenue.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 14, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - Left Turn Prohibitions - Kennedy Road at Reidmount Avenue, Marilyn Avenue, and Bonis Avenue/Cardwell Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-107371.pdf)

Speakers

Rhoda Potter, Agincourt Village Community Association


SC25.24

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 36 

34 Horfield Avenue - Amendment to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 447, Fences, Section 447-2(B)(1)
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend section 447-2 (B)(1) of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 447, so that if the property located at 34 Horfield Avenue is granted an exemption to the front yard fence requirements in Chapter 447 that it is only permitted to have a fence along Allister Avenue with a maximum height of 1.2 metres, for the portion of the fence that constitutes the flankage.

Origin
(October 17, 2017) Letter from Councillor Crawford
Summary

On September 6, 2017 the application for a Fence Exemption for 34 Horfield Ave (SC24.1) was deferred by Scarborough Community Council until October 17, 2017.

 

The property at 34 Horfield Avenue is a corner lot. The design of the house has the main entrance and driveway on Allister Avenue, and clearly designates the Horfield Avenue side of the house as the rear yard. The Local Councillor would like to recommend that the fence facing Allister Avenue be treated as the front yard and be lowered to 1.2 meters in accordance with the front yard by-law and that the fence which is the subject of the application (which runs along Horfield Avenue) be allowed to remain at the current height which is within the by-law permission for rear yard fencing. The owner has agreed to this and will lower the fence along Allister Avenue to 1.2 meters if the fence exemption request is granted. MLS commented that there are no site-line issues with the current fence.  The fence is entirely situated private property.

 

As Community Council does not have the authority to reduce the height requirement for the fence along Allister Avenue, City Council is being requested to allow that change to the municipal code as it impacts 34 Horfield Avenue.

 

I am also requesting that Scarborough Community Council defer consideration of Item SC 25.1 until such time as City Council makes its decision with respect to the site specific exception request on the front yard fence requirements. Link to the staff report (SC 25.1): http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.SC25.1

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 16, 2017) Letter from Councillor Crawford, Ward 36 - Scarborough Southwest - 34 Horfield Avenue - Amendment to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 447, Section 447-2(B)(1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-108006.pdf)


Toronto and East York Community Council - Meeting 27
TE27.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

102 -118 Peter Street and 350-354 Adelaide Street West Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (TE27.1b with recommendations)
Communications TE27.1.6 and TE27.1.7 have been submitted on this Item.
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council submits the Item to City Council without recommendation. 

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council requested:

 

1.  The Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, to organize an immediate workshop with the applicant, Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff, and relevant neighbouring property owners to further advance plans to create a centralized publicly accessible open space in the interior of the block bounded by Spadina Avenue, Peter Street, Adelaide Street West, and Richmond Street West, and to report directly to the November 7 and 8, 2017 meeting of City Council.

 

2. The Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, to work with Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff to review the suitability of the interior parking lot as potential public parkland, and to report back as part of the report being prepared for the November 7 and 8, 2017 meeting of City Council.

 

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on September 6, 2017 and October 17, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(August 16, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

The application proposes a 47-storey mixed-use building 146.8 metres high (excluding mechanical penthouse) with 696 dwelling units and 4,564 square metres of retail space at 102, 108, 114, and 118 Peter Street and 350, 352 and 354 Adelaide Street West.  The total gross floor area of the proposed development is 50,835 square metres representing a density of approximately14.9 times the area of the site.  The application includes the conservation of the heritage attributes of the existing heritage buildings at 350 and 352 Adelaide Street West and 118 Peter Street.

 

The applicant has made a number of significant revisions to the proposal to address issues identified through the application review.  A single tower is now proposed, heritage resources are proposed to be conserved and incorporated into the new development, and on-site publicly accessible open space of approximately 384 square metres is proposed.

 

The proposal is consistent with the existing and planned built form context in the King-Spadina East Precinct. Heritage resources identified in the King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District Study are proposed to be conserved.  The proposal to provide a publicly accessible open space on site will make a positive contribution to the public realm in the King-Spadina East Precinct and contribute to the open space network on the block.  Additionally, the project will provide Section 37 contributions towards affordable housing, the public realm, and community services.  This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(August 16, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-8 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 102 -118 Peter Street and 350-354 Adelaide Street West Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-106960.pdf)

Attachment 9 - Draft Zoning By-Law Amendment (By-law 438-86)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-106961.pdf)

Attachment 10 - Draft Zoning By-Law Amendment (By-law 569-2013)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-106962.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(November 8, 2017) Supplementary report from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 102 -118 Peter Street and 350-354 Adelaide Street West Zoning Amendment Application (TE27.1b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-108904.pdf)

Speakers

Max Allen
Margaret Zeidler
Neil Smiley, Fasken Martineau behalf of Templar Hotel
Cynthia MacDougall, McCarthy Tétrault

Communications (Community Council)
(September 5, 2017) Letter from Joseph Guzzi, Fasken Martineau (TE.Main.TE27.1.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-71941.pdf)

(September 6, 2017) E-mail from Margie Zeidler (TE.Main.TE27.1.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-71942.pdf)

(October 15, 2017) Letter from Max Allen, Grange Community Association (TE.Supp.TE27.1.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-72883.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) Letter from N. Jane Pepino, Aird and Berlis LLP (TE.Supp.TE27)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-72898.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) E-mail from Eleni and Chris Kotsaboikidis (TE.New.TE27.1.5)
Communications (City Council)
(November 6, 2017) Letter from Daniel B. Artenosi, Overland LLP (CC.New.TE27.1.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73392.pdf)

(November 7, 2017) Letter from John M. Alati, Davies Howe LLP (CC.New.TE27.1.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73499.pdf)


1a 102 -118 Peter Street and 350-354 Adelaide Street West Zoning Amendment Application - Supplementary Report
Origin
(October 16, 2017) Report from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

At its meeting of September 6, 2017, Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) adjourned the public meeting for a final report on the zoning by-law amendment application to permit a 47-storey mixed-use building 146.8 metres high (excluding mechanical penthouse) with 696 dwelling units and 4,564 square metres of retail space at 102, 108, 114, and 118 Peter Street and 350, 352 and 354 Adelaide Street West until October 17, 2017.  TEYCC also requested that City Planning organize a meeting with the applicant and neighbouring property owners to explore and advance plans to create a centralized publicly accessible open space in the block bounded by Spadina Avenue, Peter Street, Adelaide Street West and Richmond Street West and to continue discussions with the applicant on amendments to Recommendation 5.a.v in relation to timing, terms and conditions or other aspects of future access easements proposed to facilitate the centralized open space on the block. 

 

The report provides information on the status of items requested by TEYCC and includes a recommendation to remove the requirements for a right-of-way through the building as a Section 37 requirement.  It also includes information on proposed changes to the zoning by-law to introduce requirements for a landscape buffer and screening and limits on balcony projections in relation to the Templar Hotel adjacent to the site.  The proposal development will continue to achieve the objectives of the public realm strategy for this block within King-Spadina.  A draft zoning by-law that includes the recommended changes to the Section 37 requirements as well as changes to provisions in relation to landscaping, screening and balcony projections are also included.  It is recommended that the Recommendations in this report which include the previous recommendations replace those of the August 16, 2017 report in their entirety.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 16, 2017) Supplementary Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 102 -118 Peter Street and 350-354 Adelaide Street West Zoning Amendment Application - Supplementary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107994.pdf)


TE27.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

666 Spadina Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands at 666 Spadina Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment 9 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 
2. City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 666 Spadina Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 10 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 
3. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 666 Spadina Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 11 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.
 

4. City Council repeal former City of Toronto Zoning By-law 20-69 for the lands at 666 Spadina Avenue.

 
5. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment and draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 
6. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to provide the following:
 

a. a revised Hydrogeology Report to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;
 

b. a revised Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management Report to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;
 

c. satisfactory arrangements for the construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that upgrades are required to the infrastructure to support this development, in accordance with the Functional Servicing Report accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;
 

d. revised studies and/or plans related to loading facilities, including manoeuvring, pedestrian clearways, and the fire route to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services; and
 

e. the applicant agrees to withdraw appeals to OPA 320 respecting the 666 Spadina Avenue site.

 
7. City Council approve a development charge credit against the Parks and Recreation component of the Development Charges for the design and construction by the owner of the Above Base Park Improvements to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation. The development charge credit shall be in an amount that is the lesser of the cost to the owner to design and construct the Above Base Park Improvements, as approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Parks and Recreation component of development charges payable for the development in accordance with the City's Development Charges By-law, as may be amended from time to time.

 

8. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, require the owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act satisfactory to the City Solicitor and in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to secure the following facilities, services and matters:

 

a. Prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit, the owner shall pay a cash contribution of $800,000.00 to the City to be allocated as follows;

 

i.  $475,000 to Wigwamen for new affordable housing on their site at 14 Spadina Road, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the Ward Councillor; and

 

ii. $325,000 towards local streetscape, and/or public realm, and/or neighbourhood greening improvements in the vicinity of the site which may include those identified as part of the Harbord Village Green Plan at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

 
b. the payment amounts identified in Recommendation 8.a. above shall be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of execution of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment; and
 

c. in the event the cash contributions referred to in Recommendation 8.a. above have not been used for the intended purpose within three (3) years of this By-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, provided that the purpose is identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands.

 
9. The following matters are recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development, at the owner's expense, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor:

 

a. The owner shall provide, at its own expense, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, a privately owned publicly accessible open space (POPS) of not less than 725 square metres, generally shown on the draft Zoning By-law Amendments attached as Attachments 10 and 11 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District. Prior to the issuance of Site Plan Approval, the Owner shall convey to the City for nominal consideration an easement along the surface of the lands which shall constitute the POPS.  The Owner shall own, operate, maintain and repair the POPS and install and maintain a sign, at its own expense, stating that members of the public shall be entitled to use the POPS at all times of the day and night, 365 days of the year. The specific location, configuration and design of the POPS shall be determined in the context of a site plan approval pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, and secured in a Site Plan Agreement with the City;

 

b. The owner shall construct, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, an accessible public pedestrian walkway, generally shown on the draft Zoning By-law Amendments attached as Attachments 10 and 11 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, which shall have a minimum width of 2.5 metres.  Prior to final site plan approval, the Owner shall convey to the City, for nominal consideration, an easement along the surface of the lands which shall constitute the pedestrian walkway, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.  The specific location, configuration and design of the pedestrian walkway shall be determined in the context of a site plan approval pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, and secured in a Site Plan Agreement with the City;
 

c. The owner shall provide and maintain the 334 existing rental housing units at 666 Spadina Avenue as rental housing for the period of at least 20 years, from the date of the Zoning By-law coming into full force and effect, with all associated facilities and building amenity improvements to be secured for the rental housing units, at no extra cost to the existing tenants, and with no applications for demolition or conversion from residential rental use, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor;

 
d. The owner shall provide at least 30 percent 2-bedroom units and 10 percent 3-bedroom units within the proposed 11 storey building on the site;
 

e. Prior to the issuance of the first building permit, the owner will submit a Construction Management Plan and Mitigation Strategy, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the General Manager, Transportation Services, and the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, in consultation with the Ward Councillor and thereafter in support of the development, will implement the plan during the course of construction.  The Construction Management Plan will include, but not be limited to, details regarding size and location of construction staging areas, dates and significant concrete pouring activities, mitigation strategies to reduce the impact on adjacent residents including negative effects of safety lighting, construction vehicle parking locations, refuse storage, site security, site supervisor contact information, and any other matters deemed necessary;

 
f. Prior to the issuance of the first building permit, the owner will submit a Tenant Communication Plan to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;
 

g. Any applications required to remove or injure trees (both City and private) to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation;
 

h. Prior to site plan approval, the owner shall submit a revised Wind Study for the proposed development and an undertaking to implement any necessary mitigation measures, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 
I. On-site dog amenities will be provided at the owner's expense with proper disposal facilities for the building residents including dog relief stations, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 
j. The owner shall construct and maintain the development in accordance with Tier 1 performance measures of the Toronto Green Standard;
 

k. The owner shall be financially responsible for all costs associated with the excavation, improvement, removal and/or relocation of any above or below-grade public or private utility resulting from the development of this property to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;
 

l. In support of development, the owner shall pay for and construct any improvements to the existing municipal infrastructure determined to be necessary as set out in a Functional Servicing Report accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director Engineering and Construction Services;
 

m. The owner shall construct and maintain the indoor amenity space to be shared by both buildings;
 

n. The owner will provide and maintain new and renovated indoor amenity space to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in order to provide for at least the following: a common room with at least one boardroom table; a fitness and exercise room; and a party room that will include a kitchenette and direct access to a washroom;

 
o. The owner shall make available all indoor and outdoor amenity spaces generally as illustrated on the Ground Floor Plan for the proposed 11 storey building and existing building to tenants of both buildings without the need to pre-book or pay a fee, unless specifically required as customary practices for private bookings;

 
p. Prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit for the site, no less than 603 square metres of unencumbered parkland shall be satisfactorily conveyed to the City, located on the north-east corner of the site with frontage on both Spadina Avenue and Sussex Avenue, pursuant to section 42 of the Planning Act. These lands shall meet Parks, Forestry and Recreations environmental requirements and base park conditions, as set out in the  Memorandum to Community Planning and City Legal provided by Planning, Design and Development Parks, Forestry and Recreation dated September 27, 2016 as well as have no remaining underground parking garage structure beneath the park, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation; and
 

q. The owner shall be required to enter into Limiting Distance Agreements in relation to the new parkland should they be determined to be necessary by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

10. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the owner, in consultation with any necessary City officials and the Ward 20 Councillor, to consult with the local community as part of the Site Plan process, including the local Residents Association and other stakeholders, on the following prior to the issuance of Final Site Plan Approval pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act:

 

a. construction management plan;

 

b. landscape plans and relationship to public realm; and

 

c. exterior building materials, and site lighting.

 

11. City Council authorize the appropriate City Officials to take such actions as are necessary to implement the recommendations above, including the execution of the Section 37 agreement.

 

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(September 29, 2017) Report from Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application for an Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment at 666 Spadina proposes to retain the existing 25 storey residential rental building and add a new 11 storey mixed use building with a total of 133 rental apartments to the south of the existing structure and dedicate a new park at the north end of the site. A publicly accessible privately owned open space will also be secured along the west side of the site

 

The existing 334 unit apartment building, built in 1972 and listed on the City's Heritage Register, is located within the Neighbourhoods designation and was legally constructed prior to the approval of the Official Plan in 2006.  Infill development on sites with existing apartment buildings in Neighbourhoods is permitted subject to meeting criteria related to infill development in Apartment Neighbourhoods. 

 

The applicant has made significant modifications to the proposal since the initial submission to address comments from City Staff and residents' concerns.  The development is carefully massed providing a transition to Neighbourhoods and a base building along Spadina Avenue. The proposed landscape plan will provide a positive contribution to the neighbourhood through the addition of the new on-site park, POPs, and pedestrian circulation throughout the site.  This report reviews and recommends approval of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments.  Section 37 benefits towards affordable housing and public realm improvements are also proposed to be secured in association with the approval.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 29, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-9 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 666 Spadina Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107572.pdf)

Attachment 10 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 438-86) and Attachment 11 - Draft Zoning By-Law Amendment (By-law 569-2013)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107936.pdf)

Speakers

Sue Dexter


TE27.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22 

Davisville Village Zoning Study - City-Initiated Zoning Amendment - Final Report
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 5 to report (September 25, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.  City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 6 to the report (September 25, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(September 25, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

In August 2014, City Council requested Planning staff to conduct a zoning study of the Davisville Village neighbourhood, which is generally bounded by Eglinton Avenue East, Bayview Avenue, Mount Pleasant Cemetery and Yonge Street.  The study was to address the increasing prevalence in the neighbourhood of tall replacement houses with integral garages, raised front entrances, and raised main living spaces.

 

This report summarizes the process, analysis and findings of the study, and recommends the adoption of a City-initiated zoning by-law amendment for the area that no longer permits as-of-right integral garages in houses and introduces regulations for the size and side yard setbacks of raised rear wall decks higher than 1.2 metres above grade.

 

The proposed zoning provisions for the Davisville Village neighbourhood will help to protect its existing physical character by further regulating features of new houses that have significant impacts on the quality of the streetscape and rear yard privacy.

 

The City-initiated zoning by-law amendment amends the existing zoning by-law provisions within the portion of Davisville Village designated in the Official Plan as Neighbourhoods.  Other areas within Davisville Village designated as Apartment Neighbourhoods, Mixed Use Areas, Parks and Other Open Space Areas in the Official Plan are not included.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 25, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-6 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Davisville Village Zoning Study City-Initiated Zoning Amendment - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107490.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(October 16, 2017) E-mail from Prem Arumugam & Carolyn McBain (TE.Supp.TE27.3.1)
(October 16, 2017) Letter from Andy Gort and Al Kivi, South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association (TE.Supp.TE27.3.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-72896.pdf)


TE27.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22 

1 Eglinton Avenue East - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86, for the lands at 1 Eglinton Avenue East substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 7 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.  City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 1 Eglinton Avenue East substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 8 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3.  City Council require the Zoning By-laws described in Recommendations 1 and 2 above be subject to a holding symbol "H" which will be lifted by City Council upon the Owner entering into an appropriate financially secured agreement to pay for and construct any improvements to the municipal infrastructure deemed necessary to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

 

5.  Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, require the Owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act as follows:

           

a.  The community benefits recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement are as follows, payable by certified cheque to the Treasurer, City of Toronto prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit, unless otherwise specified, and to be allocated at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

 

i.  a cash contribution of $3,222,108.00 to be provided to the City for the following capital improvements;

 
a.  $885,760.00 to the City for upgrades to the Privately Owned Publicly-Accessible Space (POPS), as detailed in accordance with the Landscape Plan and cost estimates prepared by Terraplan Landscape Architects.

 

b.  $418,348.00 to the City for upgrades to Cowbell Lane from Eglinton Avenue to Soudan Avenue.

 

c.  $918,000 for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) connection to the existing pedestrian tunnel under Yonge Street as detailed in the Architectural Plans prepared by Hariri Pontarini Architects (HPA).  The total estimate for the work noted above is $1,918,000 as detailed in the report prepared by Altus Group Limited dated January 22, 2016.  Any additional cost of providing this connection will be absorbed by the Owner.  This does not however include providing barrier free access beyond the property line of the subject lands.

 

d.  $1,000,000 to the City for upgrades to the Davisville Community Centre recreational facilities payable when the zoning by-laws described in Recommendations 1 and 2 above come into force and effect.

 

ii.  The required cash contribution pursuant to Recommendation 5.a.i.A. to D. above are to be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Building Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of execution of the Section 37 Agreement to the day the payment is made;

 

iii.  In the event the cash contributions in Recommendation 5.a.i.A. to D. above have not been used for the intended purpose within three (3) years of the by-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contributions may be redirected for another purpose(s), at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, provided that the purpose(s) is identified in the Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands;

 

b.  The following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

i.  the Owner shall provide, at its own expense, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, a privately owned publicly accessible (POPS) courtyard area of not less than 280 square metres, located generally along the Yonge Street frontage of the site, and shall convey, prior to the registration of the Condominium, an easement along the surface of the lands which shall constitute the POPS, for nominal consideration, to the City.  The specific location, configuration and design of the POPS shall be determined in the context of site plan approval pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and secured in a Site Plan Agreement with the City.  The Owner shall own, operate, maintain and repair the POPS and install and maintain a sign, at its own expense, stating that members of the public shall be entitled to use the POPS at all times of the day and night, 365 days of the year;

 

ii.  The Owner shall construct, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, an accessible public pedestrian walkway on the east portion of the subject property adjacent to Cowbell Lane which shall have a minimum width of 1.5 metres and a minimum height of 4.5 metres and shall provide a direct at-grade connection from Eglinton Avenue East south along the east property line of the subject site.  Prior to the registration of the Condominium, the Owner shall convey to the City, for nominal consideration, an easement along the surface of the lands which shall constitute the pedestrian walkway, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.  The specific location, configuration and design of the pedestrian walkway shall be determined in the context of a site plan approval pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, and secured in a Site Plan Agreement with the City;

 

iii.  The Owner shall construct, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, an accessible public pedestrian walkway on the west portion of the subject property adjacent to Yonge Street which shall be of a width required to achieve a minimum 3.7 metres pedestrian clearway and a minimum height of 4.5 metres on the subject site.  Prior to the registration of the Condominium, the Owner shall convey to the City, for nominal consideration, an easement along the surface of the lands which shall constitute the pedestrian walkway, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.  The specific location, configuration and design to be determined in the context of a site plan approval pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and secured in a Site Plan Agreement with the City;

 

iv.  The Owner shall construct, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, an accessible public pedestrian walkway on the north portion of the subject property adjacent to Eglinton Avenue East which shall be of a width required to achieve a minimum 3.0 metres pedestrian clearway and a minimum height of 4.5 metres on the subject site.  Prior to the registration of the Condominium, the Owner shall convey to the City, for nominal consideration, an easement along the surface of the lands which shall constitute the pedestrian walkway, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.  The specific location, configuration and design to be determined in the context of a site plan approval pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, and secured in a Site Plan Agreement with the City;

 

v.  The Owner shall, at its sole expense, design and construct an entrance connection, which shall be fully integrated into any proposed development on the subject site, linking the development to the Eglinton Subway Station.  The entrance to the connection shall be designed to meet TTC standards and to be open and in operation all hours that the subway is in operation.  The developer shall also enter into any required agreements, with the TTC and/or the City of Toronto, pay any fees, and prepare any documents necessary for this entrance at the Owner's sole cost.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(September 29, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application proposes a 65-storey mixed use building with retail uses on the ground floor, commercial office uses in the rest of the base building and 600 residential units in the tower above.  A total of 247 parking spaces are proposed in an underground garage.

 

Staff have reviewed the proposed zoning by-law amendment and have determined the proposal to be appropriate for the site.  The proposal increases the amount of office space on the site, improves the public realm and, at the corner of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue East, is an appropriate location for the proposed height and density.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 29, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-8 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 1 Eglinton Avenue East - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107496.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) Attachment 7 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 438-86)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107956.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) Attachment 8 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 569-2013)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107930.pdf)

Speakers

Bob Murphy
John Keyser, Keyser Mason Ball LLP on behalf of 2239 Yonge Street
Kelly Oksenberg, Overland LLP
Arif Dharamshi, Jencel Properties Inc.
Sidonia Loiacono, Aird and Berlis LLP
Andy Gort, South Eglinton Ratepayers' and Residents' Association

Communications (Community Council)
(October 12, 2017) E-mail from Andy Gort, President, SERRA (TE.Supp.TE27.4.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-72654.pdf)

(October 13, 2017) Letter from Christopher J. Tanzola, Partner, Overland LLP (TE.Supp.TE27.4.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-72656.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) E-mail from John B. Keyser, Q.C., Keyser Mason Ball LLP (TE.New.TE27.4.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-72968.pdf)


TE27.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

295-349 George Street - Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report
Bills 1250 to 1252 have been submitted on this Item
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands at 295-349 George Street substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment 375 attached as Attachment 6 to the report (September 19, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council direct the City Solicitor to request the Ontario Municipal Board to modify Official Plan Amendment 82 for the lands at 295-349 George Street substantially in accordance with Attachment 7 to the report (September 19, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3. City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 295-349 George Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 8 to the report (September 19, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

4. City Council amend Municipal Shelter By-law 138-2003 Ontario Municipal Board for the lands at 295-349 George Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 9 to the report (September 19, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

5. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 295-349 George Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 10 to the report (September 19, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

6. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment, Official Plan Modification and draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

7. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the applicant to provide a Phase One Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant, that is consistent with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for 349 George Street, 309 and 311 George Street, 305 George Street, 297 George Street, and 295 George Street prepared by Goldsmith Borgal and Company Architects Limited dated December 7, 2016 and revised July 25, 2017 that describes the extent of the exterior alterations and restoration work for each of the heritage buildings, including the interior restoration work to 305 George Street, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

8.  City Council direct the Manager, Cultural Partnerships with Arts and Culture Services to work with Planning, Urban Design, Public Realm, and Heritage Preservation Services, in consultation with George Street Revitalization project staff, to develop a public art plan that recognizes historic Indigenous presence and reflects on the relationship to the site to some of the most vulnerable members of our society. In addition, the site's historic connection to the British Home Children movement will be commemorated as part of the scope of the public art plan.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(September 19, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application proposes to redevelop the site at 295-349 George Street.  The application proposes to demolish the existing Seaton House, a 634 bed men's shelter, and construct a new 9-storey institutional building that will provide 378 long term care beds, 130 transitional assisted living beds, 100 emergency shelter beds, 21 affordable housing units and a 4,000 m2 community service hub.  The proposed building would have a height of 37 metres including the mechanical penthouse.  The proposal also includes 2 levels of underground parking containing 161 parking spaces.  The project is commonly known as the George Street Revitalisation (GSR) project.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the applications to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 19, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-10 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 295-349 George Street - Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107466.pdf)


TE27.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

475 Yonge Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 of the former City of Toronto for the lands at 475 Yonge Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 9 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, with Attachment 9 amended by deleting Part 4.c. which references the maximum permitted non-residential gross floor area:

 

Section to be deleted:

 

"4.c.  The non-residential gross floor area shall not exceed 15,450 square metres;"

 

2.  City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 475 Yonge Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 10 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, with Attachment 10 amended by deleting Part (E)a. which references the maximum non-residential floor area: 

 

Section to be deleted:

 

"a.  The total gross floor area for non-residential uses must not exceed 15, 350 square metres; and"

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

4.  City Council accept a 908 square metre stratified on-site parkland dedication substantially as shown on Attachment 1 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, as "On-Site Parkland Dedication", with the difference between the encumbered conveyance of 908 square metres and the free simple conveyance of 530 square metres to be in paid for in cash-in-lieu prior to the issuance of the first above grade building permit, and all generally as set out in the memorandum from Parks, Forestry and Recreation dated August 9, 2017, all the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

5.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to amend the Official Plan to designate the 908 square metre stratified parkland as "On-Site Parkland Dedication" as "Parks" as shown on Attachment 1 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

6.  City Council approve a development charge credit against the Parks and Recreation component of the Development Charges for the design and construction by the Owner of the Above Base Park Improvements to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation. The development charge credit shall be in an amount that is the lesser of the cost to the Owner of designing and constructing the Above Base Park Improvements, as approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Parks and Recreation component of development charges payable for the development in accordance with the City's Development Charges By-law, as may be amended from time to time.

 

7.  City Council authorize the entering into of a Limiting Distance Agreement for the parkland with the Owner, subject to fair market compensation to be paid to the City, to facilitate the construction of the north tower to be in compliance with the Ontario Building Code, all to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

 

8.  Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, the Owner is required to submit a revised Functional Servicing Report to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

9.  Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, the Owner is required to submit a revised Hydrogeological Report to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Toronto Water.

 

10.  City Council require the Owner to pay for and construct any improvements to the municipal infrastructure in connection with the Functional Servicing Report, as accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, should it be determined that improvements to such infrastructure are required to support this development.

 

11.  Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, require the Owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act as follows, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning and the City Solicitor:

 

a.  The community benefits recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement are as follows:

 

i.  An indexed cash payment of $11,400,000 payable prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit.  The amount to be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Building Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of the Section 37 Agreement to the date the payment is made.  The funds shall be directed as follows:

 

a.  $9,120,000 to be allocated towards local area park or streetscape improvements, in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

 

b.  $1,140,000 to be allocated towards existing community, recreation and/or cultural space improvements in the ward, in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

 

c.  $1,140,000 to be allocated towards new or existing Toronto Community Housing and/or affordable housing.

 

ii.  In the event the cash contributions referred to in Recommendation 11.a.i.a. to c. above have not been used for the intended purpose within three (3) years of this By-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the local Councillor, provided that the purpose is identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands.

 

b.  The following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

i.  The provision of a public park at grade (strata title) with a minimum size of 908 square metres and a depth of not less than 1.5 metres on terms and conditions set out in Attachment 12 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, all to the satisfaction of the General Manager Parks, Forestry and Recreation;

 

ii.  A Privately-Owned Publicly Accessible Space (POPS) with a minimum size of 125 square metres at the northwest corner of the site (Yonge Street and Alexander Street) be provided, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and the City Solicitor in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

 

iii.  The Owner shall provide a minimum of 10 percent family sized units in the development, containing at least three bedrooms; and,

 

iv.  The Owner shall withdraw their appeals as set out in Recommendation 13 below.

 

12.  City Council require the Owner to register the Section 37 Agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor prior to the Zoning By-law Amendments coming into effect.

 

13.  City Council require the Owner to withdraw their site specific appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board of Official Plan Amendment No. 183, the North Downtown Area Specific Policy 382 (for Phases I and II of the appeals) upon the coming into force of the site specific Zoning By-law Amendments for the lands at 475 Yonge Street.

 

14.  City Council request the Owner to review opportunities to add additional hotel units to the proposed development and to consult with Unite Here Local 75, which represents the hotel workers, during this process.

 

15.  City Council request the Owner to meet with representatives of the City Park Cooperative and the Co-op Housing Federation of Toronto to discuss outstanding concerns with the development.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(September 29, 2017) Report from Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application proposes to demolish the existing 9 and 16-storey Courtyard Marriot Hotel at 475 Yonge Street and construct a mixed-use building with a 4 to 9 storey podium with a north tower and south tower of 58-storeys (190 m) and 48-storeys (163 m) respectively (including mechanical).  The project includes a total of 985 residential condominium units, 97 hotel units and retail/commercial uses in the podium along Yonge Street.  The proposal provides a 908 m2 strata-park on the east side of the site and a 125 m2 Privately-Owned Publicly Accessible Space (POPS) at the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Alexander Street.

 

The proposed development complies with the development criteria for Mixed Use Areas and Downtown Official Plan policies, as well as the North Downtown Yonge Site and Area Specific Policies (Official Plan Amendment No. 183).  Staff find that this proposal fits in with the existing and planned context of Yonge Street.

 

The Owner has a site-specific appeal on the property, as it relates to Official Plan Amendment No. 183.  This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law and settle the site-specific appeal for Official Plan Amendment No. 183.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 29, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-12 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 475 Yonge Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107497.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) Attachment 9 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 438-86)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107982.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) Attachment 10 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 569-2013)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107983.pdf)

Speakers

Michael Shelley
Louie Naccarato, UNITE HERE Local 75
Victor Jiminez, UNITE HERE Local 75
Eric Ma, UNITE HERE Local 75
Shawn Allen, Unite here Local 75
Chris Flynn
Adam Brown, Sherman Brown

Communications (Community Council)
(October 12, 2017) Letter from Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto (TE.Supp.TE27.6.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-72684.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) Letter from Kevin Murray (TE.Supp.TE27.6.2)
(October 17, 2017) E-mail from Michael Shelley (TE.New.TE27.6.3)

TE27.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Village of Yorkville - City Initiated Zoning Amendment Front Setbacks - Cumberland Street - 98-164 North Side, 153-159 South Side - Yorkville Avenue - 70-140 North Side, 63-137 South Side - Bellair Street - 25-29 East Side, 18-26 West Side - Final Report
Communication TE27.7.6 has been submitted on this Item.
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86, as amended, for the lands at 98-164 Cumberland Street (north side), 153-159 Cumberland Street (south side), 70-140 Yorkville Avenue (north side), 63-137 Yorkville Avenue (south side), 25-29 Bellair Street (east side), and 18-26 Bellair Street (west side) substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 2 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.  City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 98-164 Cumberland Street (north side), 153-159 Cumberland Street (south side), 70-140 Yorkville Avenue (north side), 63-137 Yorkville Avenue (south side), 25-29 Bellair Street (east side), and 18-26 Bellair Street (west side) substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 3 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

4.  City Council direct the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, to consult with the local community and to report to Toronto and East York Community Council on a possible City-initiated zoning by-law amendment related to street level land uses along Scollard Street as part of the ongoing Bloor-Yorkville Area Official Plan review.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(September 29, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This City-initiated Zoning By-law Amendment would increase the minimum front setback required for buildings in the Village of Yorkville. The minimum front setback would increase from 0.0 metres to the greater of 3.0 metres; or, where an existing building setback is greater than 3.0 metres, the average of 3.0 metres and the building's existing main front wall setback.

 

The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment will protect and enhance the public realm of the Village of Yorkville, a key attribute of its character, by providing sufficient space for informal gathering areas, unobstructed pedestrian clearways, and pedestrian amenities including trees, seating and other street furniture, as incremental development occurs.

 

The Official Plan identifies the Village of Yorkville as an Area of Special Identity in Site and Area Specific Policy (SASP) 211.  The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment would apply to properties within the Village of Yorkville fronting on Cumberland Street, Yorkville Avenue and Bellair Street, between Avenue Road and Bay Street.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 29, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-3 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Village of Yorkville - City Initiated Zoning Amendment Front Setbacks - Cumberland Street - 98-164 North Side, 153-159 South Side - Yorkville Avenue - 70-140 North Side, 63-137 South Side - Bellair Street - 25-29 East Side, 18-26 West Side - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107447.pdf)

Speakers

Alan Baker, Vice-President , the Greater Yorkville Residents’ Association
Patrick Harrington, Aird and Berlis
David Blois, Hayville Holdings Limited
Ulla Djelweh

Communications (Community Council)
(September 26, 2017) E-mail from Mary Jean and Frank Potter (TE.Supp.TE27.7.1)
(October 16, 2017) E-mail from Alan Baker, Vice-President, Greater Yorkville Residents' Association (TE.Supp.TE27.7.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-72860.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) Letter from Leo F. Longo, Aird and Berlis (TE.Supp.TE27.7.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-72877.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) Letter from Andrew L. Jeanrie, Bennett Jones LLP (TE.New.TE27.7.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-72965.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) Letter from Andrew L. Jeanrie, Bennett Jones LLP (TE.New.TE27.7.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-72966.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(October 17, 2017) Letter from Andrew L. Jeanrie, Bennett Jones LLP (CC.Main.TE27.7.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73307.pdf)


TE27.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 29 

14 Dewhurst Boulevard - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands at 14 Dewhurst Boulevard substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment 11 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.  City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 14 Dewhurst Boulevard substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 12 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3.  City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 14 Dewhurst Boulevard substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 13 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment and draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

5.  City Council require the Owner to convey the 137.32 m2 portion of the development site for public parkland purposes.  The land to be conveyed as parkland shall be free and clear, above and below grade, of all physical obstructions and easements, encumbrances and encroachments, including surface and subsurface easements, unless otherwise approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

6.  City Council require the Owner to convey the parkland to the City prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit for the development.

 

7.  City Council require the Owner to pay for the costs of the preparation and registration of all relevant documents.  The Owner shall provide to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor all legal descriptions and applicable reference plans of survey for the new parkland.

 

8.  City Council approve a development charge credit against the Parks and Recreation component of the development charges for the design and construction by the Owner of the Above Base Park Improvements to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.  The development charge credit shall be in an amount that is the lesser of the cost to the Owner of designing and constructing the Above Base Park Improvements, as approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Parks and Recreation component of development charges.

 

9.  Before introducing the Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the applicant and/or Owner to:

 

a.  provide a revised Combined Sewer Analysis Report, Site Servicing and Stormwater Management Report, and Hydrogeology Report to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services; and

 

b.  enter into a financially secured agreement for the design and construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that upgrades are required to support the development, according to the Site Servicing and Stormwater Management Report accepted by the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

10.  City Council request the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to secure, amongst others, the following matters to the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director's satisfaction in a Site Plan Agreement pursuant to Section 41 of the Planning Act and Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act:

 

a.  high-quality, durable materials for enhanced building articulation that are compatible with the existing heritage attributes;

 

b.  a final linear park design which ensures that there is a good mix of hard and soft, green landscaping, that the linear park is appropriately lit so as to create a safe space and to not spill unto neighbouring properties, and that the fencing and paving is of high-quality, durable materials that respects and reinforces the physical character of the existing heritage attributes and that is compatible with the surrounding properties; and

 

c.  the heritage attributes to be secured and protected.

 

11.  Prior to the issuance of the first building permit, and in support of the application, City Council require the owner to submit a Construction Management Plan, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services, the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, and implement the plan during the course of construction. The Construction Management Plan will include, but not be limited to, details regarding size and location of construction staging areas, dates of significant concrete pouring activities, measures to ensure safety lighting does not negatively impact adjacent residences, construction vehicle parking locations, refuse storage, site security, site supervisor contact information, and any other matters deemed necessary.

 

12.  City Council direct that a Construction Liaison Committee be established by the developer and that the developer inform the surrounding community and the Ward Councillor of any meetings of the Construction Liaison Committee.

 

13.  City Council direct the applicant to post the hours of work, as well as a monitored construction hot line number, on the hoarding.

 

14.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to exclude the property located at 14 Dewhurst Boulevard from Permit Parking Area 8A to ensure no future resident of 14 Dewhurst Boulevard may obtain a parking permit in this permit parking area.

 

15.  City Council require the Owner to comply with the attached Parkland Terms of Reference in Attachment 10 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

16.    As a condition of site plan approval, should the Owner agree to design and construct the Above Base Park Improvements for a development charge credit against the Parks and Recreation component of the development charges, City Council require the Owner to complete the construction of Above Base Park Improvements to the park block on or before the earlier of:

 

          a.  any residential use of any buildings or dwelling units erected on the site on or after the date of the Site Specific Zoning By-law(s); and

 

          b.  any condominium registration of any portion of the site.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(September 29, 2017) Report from Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

The applicant proposes to construct a four-storey residential apartment building containing 32 dwelling units and convey 137.32 square metres of land to the City for a public park.  The proposed dwelling would have a gross floor area of 3,195.9 square metres.  The overall height of this building is approximately 13.8 metres (16.10 metres including mechanical penthouse) and the proposed density would be 2.15 times the lot area.  The subject site is a heritage property designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act.  The proposal alters part of the existing church building.

 

This proposal includes appropriate built form, conserves the heritage attributes of the designated property, and provides a midblock connection in the form of parkland dedication.

 

This report reviews the proposal and recommends approval of the Official Plan Amendment and the Zoning By-law Amendment applications.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 29, 2017) Report and Attachments 1 - 11 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 14 Dewhurst Boulevard - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107534.pdf)

Attachment 12 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 569-2013)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107747.pdf)

Attachment 13 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 438-86)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107748.pdf)

Speakers

George Popper
Phil Birkenheier

Communications (Community Council)
(September 30, 2017) E-mail from Phil Birkenheier (TE.Supp.TE27.8.1)
(October 16, 2017) Letter from Yvonne Choi (TE.Supp.TE27.8.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-72897.pdf)


TE27.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 32 

355 and 363 Coxwell Avenue - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
Bills 1226 and 1227 have been submitted on this Item.
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86, for the lands at 355 and 363 Coxwell Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 6 to the report (September 21, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.  City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013, for the lands at 355 and 363 Coxwell Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 7 to the report (September 21, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to secure, amongst others, the following matters to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in a Site Plan Agreement pursuant to Section 41 of the Planning Act and Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act:

 

i.  fenestration on the east elevation that is offset from the windows on the adjacent apartment building at 1636 Gerrard Street East;

 

ii. frosted glazing on the east elevation for floors 2 to 6;

 

iii. landscape screening on the east elevation for the ground floor; and,

 

iv. high quality landscape design around the garbage staging area adjacent to Coxwell Avenue.

 

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(September 21, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application proposes a 6-storey mixed-use building with 33 residential units and 56.3 m2 of at-grade retail space at 355 and 363 Coxwell Avenue.  Innstead Co-operative Inc. is the proponent of the development.

 

The City Planning Division is recommending approval of the proposed development based on planning and design attributes:

 

a. the site is an appropriate location for intensification as it is designated Mixed Use Areas which is a growth designation in the Official Plan;

 

b. the site is an appropriate location for intensification given its location on the corner of major streets Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East.  Gerrard Street East is identified as a Transit Priority Segment.

 

c.  the height and massing  of the proposed development is appropriate within the existing and planned context;

 

d. the proposed co-operative form of housing is consistent the Official Plan's objectives with respect to providing and maintaining a full range of housing in terms of form, tenure and affordability; and

 

e. the proposed development achieves the Official Plan's public realm objectives, including desired sidewalk width on Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 21, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-7 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 355 and 363 Coxwell Avenue - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107481.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) REVISED Attachment 6 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 438-86)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107954.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) REVISED Attachment 7 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 569-2013)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107955.pdf)


TE27.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

263-267 Adelaide Street West - Rental Housing Demolition Application Final Report
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the application for a Rental Housing Demolition permit in accordance with Municipal Code Chapter 667 to allow the demolition of 12 existing rental dwelling units located at 263-267 Adelaide Street West subject to the following conditions:

 

a. The owner shall provide and maintain 12 replacement rental dwelling units, comprised of 4 bachelor, 2 one-bedroom, 2 two-bedroom and 4 three-bedroom units, on the subject site for a period of at least 20 years, without application for condominium registration, conversion or demolition, as generally shown on the plans submitted to the City Planning Division dated July 26, 2017. Any revision to these plans must be to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning. The replacement rental dwelling units shall be ready and available for occupancy no later than the date that 70 percent of the new dwelling units erected on the site, exclusive of the replacement rental dwelling units, are available and ready for occupancy;

 

b. The owner shall provide and maintain at least 2 bachelor and 1 two-bedroom replacement rental dwelling units at affordable rents and 2 bachelor, 2 one-bedroom and 2 three-bedroom replacement rental dwelling units at mid-range rents, all for a period of at least 10 years.

 

The owner shall provide and maintain at least 1 two-bedroom and 2 three-bedroom replacement rental dwelling units which may be offered at unrestricted rents;

 

c. The owner shall provide ensuite laundry in all replacement rental dwelling units;

 

d. The owner shall provide tenants of the replacement rental dwelling units with access to all indoor and outdoor amenities on the site at no extra charge. Access and use of these amenities shall be on the same terms and conditions as the remainder of the building without the need to pre-book or pay a fee, unless specifically required as customary practices for private bookings;

 

e. The owner shall provide vehicle and bicycle spaces on the same proportionate basis as the remainder of the building, for which the maximum monthly parking fee for a returning tenant may not exceed $100, and the maximum monthly parking fee for tenants who are not returning tenants may not exceed $125, with annual increases tied to the Provincial rent increase guidelines, and at least 12 storage lockers to tenants of the replacement rental dwelling units, for which the maximum monthly cost for renting one of the storage lockers may not exceed $15, with annual increases tied to the Provincial rent increase guidelines;

 

f.  The owner shall provide tenant relocation and assistance to all eligible tenants of the existing rental dwelling units, including the right to return to a replacement rental dwelling unit, as well as tenant compensation equal to the higher of compensation based on length of tenure or to be provided in the form of a rent gap payment equal to the difference between the current rent, which is below market rent for the area, and the asking rent in the downtown market for the duration of construction, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

g. The owner shall enter into and register on title to the site one or more Agreement(s) to secure the conditions outlined in Recommendation 1.a. to f. above to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning; and

 

h. The owner shall enter into and register on title to the site, a Section 118 Restriction under the Land Titles Act, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor agreeing not to transfer or charge the lands, without the written consent of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning or designate, to assist with the securing of the Section 111 Agreement against future owners and encumbrances of the lands until such time as the City Solicitor determines that its registration on title is no longer required to secure the provisions of the Section 111 Agreement, all to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. City Council authorize the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to issue the Preliminary Approval for the application under Municipal Code Chapter 667 for the demolition of the 12 existing rental dwelling units, at 263-267 Adelaide Street West after all of the following have occurred:

 

a. Satisfaction or securing of the conditions in Recommendation 1 above;

 

b. The Zoning By-law Amendment, which was the subject of a settlement at the Ontario Municipal Board, has come into full force and effect;

 

c. The issuance of the Notice of Approval Conditions for site plan approval by the Chief Planner or their designate, pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006;

 

d. The issuance of excavation and shoring permits for the approved structure on the subject site; and

 

e. The execution and registration of one or more Agreement(s) pursuant to the Planning Act securing Recommendation 1. a. to f. above, and any other requirements of the Zoning-Bylaw Amendment.

 

3. City Council authorize the Chief Building Official to issue a Rental Housing Demolition permit under Municipal Code Chapter 667 after the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has given preliminary approval, as referred to in Recommendation 2 above.

 

4. City Council authorize the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building to issue a permit under Section 33 of the Planning Act for the demolition of the 12 residential dwelling units at 263-267 Adelaide Street West no earlier than the issuance of the first building permit for excavation and shoring of the development, and after the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has given preliminary approval referred to in Recommendation 2 above, which permit may be included in the demolition permit for Chapter 667 under 363-11.1, of the Municipal Code, on condition that:

 

a. The owner erect a residential building on the site no later than three (3) years from the day demolition of the buildings is commenced; and

 

b. Should the owner fail to complete the new building within the time specified in the condition outlined in Recommendation 4.a. above, the City Clerk shall be entitled to enter on the collector’s roll, to be collected in a like manner as municipal taxes, the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) for each dwelling unit for which a demolition permit is issued, and that each sum shall, until payment, be a lien or charge upon the land for which the demolition permit is issued.

 

5. Council authorize the appropriate City officials to take such actions as are necessary to implement the recommendations above, including execution of the Section 111 Agreement.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(September 26, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

An application for Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion under Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act (Chapter 667 of the Toronto Municipal Code) has been filed for a Residential Rental Property at 263 Adelaide Street West (12 152672 STE 20 RH). This application seeks approval to demolish 12 residential rental dwelling units and replace the existing rental dwelling units within a new residential building on the subject site.

 

The property is also subject to a Zoning By-law Amendment application (12 152660 STE 20 OZ) for the development of a 47-storey mixed-use building. The Zoning By-law Amendment application is the subject of a settlement at the Ontario Municipal Board. The final OMB Order is pending until all outstanding matters, including resolution of the rental housing matters and necessary agreements with the City, are secured. 

 

This report recommends approval of the Rental Housing Demolition permit application under Chapter 667 of the Toronto Municipal Code and the residential demolition permit under Chapter 363 of the Toronto Municipal Code, subject to conditions.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 26, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 263-267 Adelaide Street West - Rental Housing Demolition Application Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107445.pdf)


TE27.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 32 

650 - 652 Kingston Road and 2 Main Street - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, and Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion Applications - Final Report
The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (TE27.11a with recommendations)
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands at 650 - 652 Kingston Road and 2 Main Street substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment 6 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86, for the lands at 650 - 652 Kingston Road and 2 Main Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 7 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013, for the lands at 650 - 652 Kingston Road and 2 Main Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 8 to the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

4. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to secure, amongst others, the following matters in a Site Plan pursuant to Section 41 of the Planning Act and Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act:

 

i.  An articulated north wall adjacent to 6 Main Street (Main Psychological Centre);

 

ii. A green wall on the north elevation adjacent to the rear yard of 8 Main Street;

 

5. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

6. Prior to introduction of Bills, City Council require the owner to submit the following to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services:

 

i.  Pay for and construct the improvements to the existing municipal infrastructure required to service the owner's Lands, as determined by and to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;

 

7. Prior to introduction of Bills, City Council require the owner to submit a revised Functional Servicing Report to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

8. Prior to introduction of Bills, City Council require the owner to provide sufficient parking supply to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

9. Before the introduction of Bills, City Council require the owner to revise the plans to provide loading to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

10. City Council approve the application for a Rental Housing Demolition permit in accordance with Municipal Code Chapter 667 to allow the demolition of the existing 11 rental dwelling units located at 650 - 652 Kingston Road and 2 Main Street subject to the following conditions:

 

i.  The owner shall provide and maintain 11 replacement rental dwelling units and 1new market rental dwelling unit, comprising 3 bachelor and 9 one-bedroom units in the development for a period of at least 20 years as shown on the plans submitted to the City Planning Division dated August 4, 2017;

 

ii. The owner shall provide and maintain at least 1 bachelor and 6 one-bedroom replacement rental dwelling units at affordable rents and, 2 bachelor and 2 one-bedroom replacement rental dwelling units at mid-range rents for a period of at least 10 years, beginning from the date of first occupancy.  The owner shall also provide and maintain at least 1 one-bedroom new market rental dwelling unit at unrestricted rents;

 

iii. The owner shall provide and maintain a common laundry room on the second floor which shall be equipped with at least 2 washer and 2 dryers as generally illustrated in the plans submitted to the City on June 6, 2017;

 

iv. The owner shall provide tenants of the replacement rental dwelling units with access to all indoor and outdoor amenities on the site at no extra charge.  Access and use of these amenities shall be on the same terms and conditions as any other resident of the building without the need to pre-book or pay a fee, unless specifically required as customary practices for private bookings;

 

v. The owner shall provide at least 2 resident parking spaces to tenants of the replacement rental dwelling units;

 

vi. The owner shall provide tenants of the replacement rental dwelling units with access to all bicycle parking and visitor parking on the same terms and conditions as any other resident of the building;

 

vii. The owner shall provide tenant relocation and assistance to all eligible tenants of the existing rental dwelling units, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division;

 

viii. The owner shall enter into and register on title one or more Agreement(s) to secure the conditions outlined in Recommendation 10.i. to vii. above to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning; and

 

iv. The owner shall enter into and register on title, a Section 118 Restriction under the Land Titles Act (to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor) agreeing not to transfer or charge those parts of the lands, comprising the 11 replacement rental dwelling units and 1 new market rental dwelling unit, without the written consent of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning or their designate, to assist with securing the Section 111 Agreement against future owners and encumbrances of the lands until such time as the City Solicitor determines that its registration on title is no longer required to secure the provisions of the Section 111 Agreement.

 

11. City Council authorize the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to issue a preliminary approval for the application under Municipal Code Chapter 667 for the demolition of the 11 rental dwelling units at 650 - 652 Kingston Road and 2 Main Street after all of the following have occurred:

 

i.  Satisfaction or securing of the conditions in Recommendation 10 above;

 

ii. The Official Plan Amendment has come into force and effect;

 

iii. The Zoning By-law Amendments have come into full force and effect;

 

iv. The issuance of the Notice of Approval Conditions for site plan approval by the Chief Planner or their designate, pursuant Plan to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006;

 

v. The issuance of excavation and shoring permits for the approved development of the site; and

 

vi. The execution and registration of a Section 37 Agreement pursuant to the Planning Act securing Recommendation 10 (i) through (vii) and any other requirement of the Zoning By-law Amendment.

 

12. City Council authorize the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building to issue a Rental Housing Demolition permit under Municipal Code Chapter 667 after the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has given the preliminary approval referred to in Recommendation 10 above for the existing residential rental dwelling units.

 

13. City Council authorize the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building to issue a demolition permit under Section 33 of the Planning Act for the existing residential building at 650 - 652 Kingston Road and 2 Main Street no earlier than the issuance of the first building permit for the excavation and shoring of the development and after the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has given the preliminary approval referred to in Recommendation 10 above, which permit may be included in the demolition permit for Chapter 667, under Chapter 363-11. 1 of the Municipal Code, on condition that:

 

i. the owner erect a residential building on site no later than 3 years from the day demolition of the buildings is commenced; and

 

ii. should the owner fail to complete the new building within the time specified in Recommendation 13.i. above, the City Clerk shall be entitled to enter on the collector’s roll, to be collected in a like manner as municipal taxes, the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) for each dwelling unit for which a demolition permit is issued, and that each sum shall, until payment, be a lien or charge upon the land for which the demolition permit is issued.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council requested the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, in consultation with the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, to report directly to the November 7 and 8, 2017 meeting of City Council on options for loading from the adjacent public laneway for the 7-storey mixed-use development at 650-652 Kingston Road and 2 Main Street.

 

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(September 29, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment applications have been submitted for 650 - 652 Kingston Road and 2 Main Street, to permit a 7-storey mixed use building containing 68 residential units.  The site is located at the northwest corner of Kingston Road and Main Street.  The existing apartment building at 650-652 Kingston Road and 2 Main Street contains 11 rental dwelling units and is proposed to be demolished.

 

An application for Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion under Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act (Chapter 667 of the Municipal Code) has been filed to permit the demolition of the 11 existing rental dwelling units at 650-652 Kingston Road and 2 Main Street.  The applicant has proposed to replace all existing rental dwelling units within the proposed building and provide tenant relocation and assistance to all eligible tenants.

 

The City Planning Division is recommending approval of the proposed development based on planning and design attributes:

 

a. the site is appropriate for a Mixed Use Areas designation given the immediate location at the intersection of Kingston Road and Main Street which is already designated Mixed Use Areas at each of the other three corners;

 

b. the proposed non-residential uses will contribute to and support the animation of the intersection and the other active uses located at the other three corners;

 

c. the site is an appropriate location for intensification given its location on the corner of Kingston Road and Main Street.  Kingston Road is identified as a Transit Corridor.

 

d. the height and massing of the proposed development is appropriate within the existing and planned context;

 

e. an Avenue Segment Review indicates that incremental redevelopments of the same general scale within the identified Avenue Segment will not negatively impact the adjacent neighbourhoods;

 

f. the proposed development satisfies the City's objectives with respect to maintaining affordable and mid-range rental housing by providing for 11 replacement rental dwelling units with affordable or mid-range rents; and

 

g. the proposed development achieves the Official Plan's public realm objectives, including desired sidewalk widths on Kingston Road and Main Street.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the applications to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-laws.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 29, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-8 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 650 - 652 Kingston Road and 2 Main Street - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, and Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion Applications - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107511.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) Attachment 7 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 438-86)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107987.pdf)

(October 17, 2017) Attachment 8 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 569-2013)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107991.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(October 31, 2017) Supplementary report from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 650 - 652 Kingston Road and 2 Main Street - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion Applications (TE27.11a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-108873.pdf)

Speakers

Mary Campbell
Craig Hunter, Hunter and Associates

Communications (Community Council)
(October 16, 2017) E-mail from Mary Campbell (TE.Supp.TE27.11.1)

TE27.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

187 King Street East and 65 George Street - Zoning Amendment - Refusal Report
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council refuse the application to amend the Zoning By-law for the lands at 187 King Street East and 65 George Street because the proposal:

 

a. is inconsistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) 2014, specifically Policies 1.7.1 and 2.6.1;

 
b. does not conform to the policies of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017);

 
c. provides insufficient tower separation, insufficient tower setbacks and stepbacks from the property lines;

 
d. does not achieve a compatible relationship with the existing and planned built form context as required by Policies 15.3.2(e) and 15.4.4 of the King-Parliament Secondary Plan;

 
e. does not conserve the onsite and adjacent heritage properties consistent with the Official Plan Policies in Section 3.1.5;

 
f. is inconsistent with the policies and guidelines provided in the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plan.

 
g. does not comply with Official Plan Policy 3.1.2(3) with regard to massing that fits into its existing and planned context and an provides appropriate transition in scale to neighbouring buildings;

 
h. does not sufficiently address Official Plan Policy 3.1.3(2) with regard to demonstrating how the proposed tall building relates its existing and planned context; and

 
i. other planning rationale set out in the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to appear before the Ontario Municipal Board in support of Council's decision on the Zoning By-law Amendment, in the event City Council's decision on this application is appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.

 

3. City Council direct the City Solicitor to request the Ontario Municipal Board, in the event the application is appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board and the Ontario Municipal Board allows the appeal and permits the proposed additional height or density, or some variation, to:

 

a. Secure community benefits with the final allocation and distribution determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the office of the Ward Councillor, and enter into and register an Agreement to secure those benefits, pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act.

 

b. Withhold its Order allowing the appeal in whole or in part allowing the Zoning By-law Amendment until:

 

i. The Owner has entered into an Agreement under Section 37 of the Planning Act to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Chief Planning and Executive Director, and the Section 37 Agreement has been registered on title of the property to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

 

ii. The Ontario Municipal Board has been provided with a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment by the City Solicitor together with confirmation the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is in a form satisfactory to the City.

 

iii. The Owner has provided a satisfactory Functional Servicing Report to the satisfaction of Development Engineering

 
4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and any other City staff to take such actions as necessary to give effect to the recommendations of the report (September 29, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East District.

Origin
(September 29, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application proposes the retention of the existing 4-storey heritage designated building at 187 King Street East and the demolition of a heritage-listed building at 65 George Street to construct a 17-storey residential condominium building.  A total of 16 units and 20 residential parking spaces are proposed.

 

A community consultation meeting was held on June 29, 2017 at George Brown College, where the community had the opportunity to review the application, provide comments and ask questions of City staff and the applicant.

 

This application is not appropriate for the site. The proposed development does not have adequate separation distances to adjoining properties; is too tall and proposes the demolition of a heritage building.  It does not conform to the Official Plan; is inconsistent with Council-approved guidelines and the St. Lawrence Heritage Conservation District policies; and does not fit within the existing and planned context for St. Lawrence Neighbourhood.

 

This report reviews and recommends refusal of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 29, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-7 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 187 King Street East and 65 George Street - Zoning Amendment - Refusal Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107528.pdf)

Speakers

Kelly Oksenberg, Overland LLP

Communications (Community Council)
(October 12, 2017) E-mail from David and Margaret Weinberg (TE.Supp.TE27.12.1)
(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Catherine McMillan (TE.Supp.TE27.12.2)
(October 16, 2017) Letter from Suzanne Kavanagh, President St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (TE.New.TE27.12.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-72948.pdf)

(October 16, 2017) E-mail from Elisabeth Giannelia (TE.New.TE27.12.4)

TE27.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

284 King Street East - Zoning Amendment - Refusal Report
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council refuse the application to amend the Zoning By-law for the lands at 284 King Street East because the proposal:

 

a. does not conform to Policies 2.2.2(4) and 2.2.3(2) of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017) regarding an appropriate type and scale of development and transition of built form to adjacent areas, regarding the support for complete communities considering the lack of replacement office space, and regarding the need for employment growth in an urban growth centre;

 
b. is not consistent with Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) Policy 1.1.3.3 because the proposed development cannot be suitably accommodated due to insufficient tower separation from the existing adjacent residential building to the east;

 
c. does not comply with existing Official Plan policies, including, but not limited to, the following:

 

i. Official Plan Policy 3.1.2(3) with regard to massing that fits into its existing and planned context, providing for adequate light and privacy and adequately limiting shadow impact on neighbouring properties;
 

ii. Official Plan Policy 3.1.3(2) with regard to demonstrating how the proposed tall building relates to its existing and planned context; 

 
iii. King-Parliament Secondary Plan Policy 15.3.2 regarding the provision of adequate light, view and privacy for neighbouring properties and a compatible built form relationship with surrounding buildings through consideration of building height, massing, scale, setbacks, and step-backs;
 

d. does not meet the intent of Official Plan policies approved by City Council and under appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board, including, but not limited to, the following:

 

i. Official Plan Amendment No. 352, Policy B(ii), adopted by City Council on October 5,6, and 7, 2016, and currently under appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board, with regard to providing appropriate access to natural light, a reasonable level of privacy and views for occupants of tall buildings, and consideration for the development potential of other sites within the block; and

 
ii. Official Plan Amendment No. 231, Policy 3.5.1(9), adopted by City Council at its meeting on December 16, 17 and 18, 2013, and currently under appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board, with regard to providing office space to replace the existing office space;

 
e. is inconsistent with the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Heritage Conservation District Plan and the Tall Building Design Guidelines with regard to policies and guidelines that specify a maximum streetwall height of 16 metres and Policy 6.5.2 of the Heritage Conservation District Plan that requires a 45-degree angular plane above the street wall facing King Street East;

 
f. has excessive height, insufficient side yard setbacks, and insufficient tower separation that would result in excessive negative impact on neighbouring properties and future residents of the proposed building in terms of the cumulative impact on shadow, sky view and privacy;
 

g. represents over-development of the subject site; and
 

h. is inappropriate for the subject site for the reasons outlined in the report (September 27, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.
 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to appear before the Ontario Municipal Board in support of Council's decision on the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, in the event City Council adopts the staff recommendation to refuse this application and City Council's decision on this application is appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.

 
3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to continue discussions with the applicant to address the issues outlined in the report (September 27, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District and to report back to City Council on the outcome, including proposed Section 37 contributions related to any revised proposal, as appropriate.

 

4. City Council direct the City Solicitor to request the Ontario Municipal Board, in the event these applications are appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board and the Ontario Municipal Board allows the appeal and permits the proposed additional height or density, or some variation, to:
 

a. require the Owner to provide community benefits with the final allocation and distribution to be determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Office of the Ward Councillor, and further require the Owner to enter into and register an Agreement to secure those benefits, pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act;

 

b. require the Owner to complete an investigation of noise impacts from the applicable existing and planned stationary sources of noise and prepare a noise mitigation strategy, which will be subject to a peer review at the Owner's expense, which would be implemented at the Owner's expense, including implementation on adjacent (source of noise) properties, to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement, that will allow the proposed development to comply with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change regulations;

 

c. require the Owner to provide an air quality study, which will be subject to a peer review at the Owner's expense, to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement, that investigates potential impacts of emissions from the existing diesel generator located on the roof of the existing building at 280 King Street East and recommend mitigation measures if necessary, including mitigation measures on adjacent properties, which would be implemented at the Owner's expense;

 

d. withhold its Order allowing the appeal in whole or in part allowing the Zoning By-law Amendment until:

 

i. the Owner has entered into an Agreement under Section 37 of the Planning Act to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Section 37 Agreement has been registered on title of the property to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor;

 

ii. the Owner has provided a Functional Servicing Report, Stormwater Management Report and Hydrogeological Investigation to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services; and

 

iii. the Ontario Municipal Board has been provided with a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment by the City Solicitor together with confirmation the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is in a form satisfactory to the City.

 

5. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and any other City staff to take such actions as necessary to give effect to the recommendations above.

Origin
(September 27, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application proposes a 30-storey mixed-use building with 205 dwelling units and ground floor retail space at 284 King Street East.

 

The proposed development is inappropriate because the proposed height and tower setbacks would cause excessive negative impact on the adjacent 14-storey residential building to the east and its outdoor amenity space in terms of shadow, sky view, and privacy.  The proposed development is also inappropriate because it would adversely impact the adjacent  property to the west, does not provide new office space to replace the existing office space, does not provide a sufficient amount of indoor residential amenity space and does not provide a sufficient number of three-bedroom units.  The proposal represents over-development of the site.

 

This report reviews and recommends refusal of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 27, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 284 King Street East - Zoning Amendment - Refusal Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107465.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(October 16, 2017) Letter from Suzanne Kavanagh, President St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (TE.New.TE27.13.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-72949.pdf)


TE27.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

33 Gerrard Street West and 22 Elm Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Request for Direction Report
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff and any other appropriate staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing to oppose the appeal of the Zoning By-law Amendment application for 33 Gerrard Street West and 22 Elm Street and to retain such outside experts as the City Solicitor may determine are required to support the position outlined in the report (September 20, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council authorize City staff to continue discussions with the applicant in order to come to an agreement on an appropriate built form and to secure appropriate Section 37 community benefits to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3. City Council direct the City Solicitor to request the Ontario Municipal Board, in the event the Ontario Municipal Board allows the appeal and permits additional height or density, or some variation, to:

 

a.  Secure the following community benefits with the final allocation determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor's office and enter into and register an Agreement to secure those benefits, pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act:

 

A payment to the City in the amount up to $9.5 million (less consideration for proposed day care) based on the current applications height and density (indexed to reflect increases in the Construction Price Statistics between the date of the Ontario Municipal Board Order and the delivery of such payment), for capital improvements in the vicinity of the site for one or more of the following:

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