Agenda

Consolidated



City Council


Meeting No. 43   Contact Marilyn Toft, Manager
Meeting Date Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
  Phone 416-392-7032
Start Time 2:00 PM
  E-mail clerk@toronto.ca
Location Council Chamber, City Hall
     


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June 21, 2018


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Routine Matters - Meeting 43
RM43.1

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Call to Order
Council will consider the Mayor's 1st Key Matter, CD29.8 - 2019 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and System Update Report as the first item of business on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Council will consider the Mayor's 2nd Key Matter, CC43.2 - Appointment of a City Manager as the first item of business on June 27.

The following items will be considered together:

The following items will be considered together:

City Council voted to consider item EX35.14 - Toronto Hydro Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2017 Audited Financial Statements after Member Motions on June 27, 2018.

City Council voted to consider item EX35.1 - Creation of a Standing Committee on Housing after Item EX35.14

City Council voted to consider item EX35.26 - Operating Variance Report for the Year Ended December 31, 2017 after Item EX35.1

City Council voted to consider items CC43.5, CC43.6, and CC43.7, as the first items on Thursday, June 28, 2018

City Council voted to consider item HL27.1- Toronto Overdose Action Plan: Status Report 2018 after Items CC43.5, CC43.6 and CC43.7

City Council voted to consider item PG30.3 - Zoning By-law Amendments to Implement Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Finch West LRT after Item HL27.1

City Council voted to consider item LS26.2 - Extension for Stationary Food Trucks (R55 Curb Lane Vending Permits) following item EX34.14

Summary

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

Background Information
Condolence Motion for A. Tom Gribilas
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117780.pdf)


RM43.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Confirmation of Minutes
Summary

City Council will confirm the Minutes from the special meeting held on May 22, 2018, and the regular meeting held on May 22, 23 and 24, 2018.


RM43.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Introduction of Committee Reports and New Business from City Officials
Summary

Report of the Executive Committee from Meeting 35 on June 19, 2018

Submitted by Mayor John Tory, Chair

 

Report of the Board of Health from Meeting 27 on June 18, 2018

Submitted by Councillor Joe Mihevc

 

Report of the Community Development and Recreation Committee from Meeting 29 on June 13, 2018

Submitted by Councillor James Pasternak, Chair

 

Report of the Economic Development Committee from Meeting 30 on June 11, 2018

Submitted by Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair

 

Report of the Government Management Committee from Meeting 28 on June 5, 2018

Submitted by Councillor Paul Ainslie, Chair

 

Report of the Licensing and Standards Committee from Meeting 26 on June 14, 2018

Submitted by Councillor Cesar Palacio, Chair

 

Report of the Planning and Growth Management Committee from Meeting 30 on June 7, 2018

Submitted by Councillor David Shiner, Chair

 

Report of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee from Meeting 30 on June 12, 2018

Submitted by Councillor Jaye Robinson, Chair

 

Report of the Striking Committee from Meeting 16 on June 4, 2018

Submitted by Deputy Mayor Stephen Holyday

 

Report of the Etobicoke York Community Council from Meeting 31 on June 6, 2018

Submitted by Councillor Mark Grimes, Chair

 

Report of the North York Community Council from Meeting 31 on June 6, 2018

Submitted by Councillor Maria Augimeri, Chair

 

Report of the Scarborough Community Council from Meeting 31 on June 6, 2018

Submitted by Councillor Michelle Holland, Chair

 

Report of the Toronto and East York Community Council from Meeting 33 on June 6, 2018

Submitted by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Chair

 

New Business submitted by City Officials


RM43.4

Information 

 

 

Ward: All 

Petitions
Summary

Members of Council may file petitions.


RM43.5

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Presentations, Introductions and Announcements
Summary

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


RM43.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review of the Order Paper
Summary

City Council will review the Order Paper.

Background Information
Order Paper June 26, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117662.pdf)

Order Paper June 27, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117722.pdf)

Order Paper June 28, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117920.pdf)


Executive Committee - Meeting 35
EX35.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Creation of a Standing Committee on Housing
To be considered after Item EX35.14

Communications EX35.1.4 and EX35.1.5 have been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend the Standing Committee Mandates contained in City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures by:

 

a.  establishing a Housing Committee as a standing committee with the following mandate:

 

"The Housing Committee's primary focus is the housing and accommodation of Torontonians, with a mandate to monitor and make recommendation on housing and shelter in the City.";

 

b.  deleting the Affordable Housing Committee as a special committee of Council;

 

c.  increase the membership of the Executive Committee to accommodate the Chair of the Housing Committee.

Origin
(June 5, 2018) Letter from Mayor John Tory
Summary

I am writing to recommend that City Council make adjustments to the mandates and composition of the standing committees for the next term of Council starting December 1, 2018.

 

The business of the City is currently divided across seven policy standing committees and the Executive Committee.  These committees meet on a monthly basis.

 

Under our Council Procedures, each Member of Council is required to serve on one of these seven committees or as one of the four at-large members of the Executive Committee.

 

This report recommends changing the number of standing committees to eight which will require some members in the next term of council to sit on two standing committees, and will see the Executive Committee's composition increased by one.

 

Housing and accommodation is a key priority to the success of our City as a whole in a time where the ability for Toronto residents to affordably live and work in our city is increasingly threatened. This committee will serve to coordinate housing and shelter services under one committee and will reflect the priorities of this Council in its governance structure.

 

If adopted, my recommendations would accomplish the following:

 

- Converting the Affordable Housing Committee from a special committee to a standing committee responsible for all housing, shelter and accommodation matters including those currently considered by the Community Development and Recreation Committee and the Tenant Issues Advisory Committee.

 
- Amending the mandate of the Community Development and Recreation Committee as follows:

 

- Transfer of shelter, accommodation and housing matters to the proposed Housing Committee.
 

The revised committee mandates as contained in the Council Procedures are attached as appendix 1.

 

Rationale:

 

1.  Converting the Affordable Housing Committee from a special committee to a standing committee.

 

Housing is a priority for the City of Toronto. The importance of this issue cannot be understated as affordability is threatened for residents of Toronto. Therefore a standing Housing committee will give this issue the attention and cross-divisional planning it requires.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 5, 2018) Letter and Appendix 1 from Mayor John Tory on Creation of a Standing Committee on Housing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116069.pdf)

(June 12, 2018) Public Notice
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116327.pdf)

Speakers

Pedro Barata, United Way Greater Toronto
Neil Hetherington
Daryl Chong, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Toronto Apartment Association
Kira Heineck, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH)

Communications (Committee)
(June 19, 2018) Letter from Daryl Chong, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Toronto Apartment Association  (EX.Supp.EX35.1.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-84952.pdf)

(June 19, 2018) Submission from Kira Heineck, Executive Lead, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (EX.New.EX35.1.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-85003.pdf)

(June 19, 2018) E-mail from Eileen Denny (EX.New.EX35.1.3)
Communications (City Council)
(June 25, 2018) E-mail from Paul Dowling, HomeComing Community Choice Coalition (CC.New.EX35.1.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85165.pdf)

(June 25, 2018) Letter from Tim Syrianos, President, Toronto Real Estate Board (CC.New.EX35.1.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85380.pdf)


EX35.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Community Council Boundaries and Implementation of Ward Boundary By-laws including Naming Wards
Communications EX35.2.33 to EX35.2.36 have been submitted on this Item.

Bill 810 has been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures by adopting, effective December 1, 2018, the Community Council boundaries and names as follows:

 

a.  Etobicoke York Community Council  - Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 16, 17;

 

b.  North York Community Council - Wards 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33;

 

c.  Scarborough Community Council - Wards 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47;

 

d.  Toronto and East York Community Council - Wards 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 34, 35, 36, 37.

 

2.  City Council direct that unless and until Council decides otherwise, a reference to a ward in a by-law enacted before December 1, 2018 is a reference to the geographical boundaries of the ward as it existed immediately before December 1, 2018 and as described in Ontario Regulation 191/00.

Origin
(June 6, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager
Summary

This report presents the findings of the City's recent consultation on Community Council boundaries. Based on input from Members of Council and the public, and information from prior reviews and Council decisions on ward and Community Council boundaries, the Interim City Manager recommends City Council adopt minimal changes to the current Community Council boundaries.

 

The Interim City Manager recommends maintaining four Community Councils with minor adjustments to align to the City's new 47 ward boundaries. This model will result in minimal or no change to the geographic areas assigned to each Community Council, the administration of Community Councils, the names of the Community Councils and costs. The recommended model assigns each City ward to a specific Community Council. Amendments to the recommended model which assign a ward or wards to a different Community Council, or increase the number of Community Councils, may have financial or administrative implications.

 

This report also responds to Council direction to bring forward a process for naming the City's wards. The Interim City Manager will establish an advisory panel to assist the City in bringing forward new ward names for Council's consideration in the next term of Council.

 

The report also recommends that current City by-laws passed prior to December 1, 2018, which reference one or more of the previous 44 wards, will continue as is until the City brings forward any required amendments.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 6, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager on Community Council Boundaries and Implementation of Ward Boundary By-laws including Naming Wards
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116191.pdf)

Attachments 1 and 2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116255.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Toronto Community Council Boundaries Options Paper
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116256.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Community Council Boundaries Consultation - Summary of Input
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116257.pdf)

(June 12, 2018) Public Notice
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116328.pdf)

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic
Geoff Kettel, Co-President, Leaside Property Owners' Association, Inc.
Councillor Sarah Doucette

Communications (Committee)
(June 13, 2018) Letter from Judy Land, Chair, Bloordale Community Improvement Association (BCIA)  (EX.Supp.EX35.2.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-83737.pdf)

(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Emily Shepard (EX.Supp.EX35.2.2)
(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Kristen den Hartog (EX.Supp.EX35.2.3)
(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Yonni Friedlander (EX.Supp.EX35.2.4)
(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Kendell Duthie (EX.Supp.EX35.2.5)
(June 13, 2018) Letter from Carol Burtin Fripp, Co-President, Leaside Property Owners' Association, Inc. (EX.Supp.EX35.2.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-84861.pdf)

(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Juliana Pivato (EX.Supp.EX35.2.7)
(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Linda McCarthy, Vice-President, Lytton Park Residents' Organization Inc. (EX.Supp.EX35.2.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-84887.pdf)

(June 13, 2018) Letter from Thomas Cohen, Chair, Eglinton Park Residents' Association (EX.Supp.EX35.2.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-84888.pdf)

(June 14, 2018) E-mail from Diane Cooper (EX.Supp.EX35.2.10)
(June 14, 2018) E-mail from Gillian Concannon (EX.Supp.EX35.2.11)
(June 14, 2018) E-mail from Annabel Reinis (EX.Supp.EX35.2.12)
(June 15, 2018) Letter from Matt Park, The Davenport Village Community Association (EX.Supp.EX35.2.13)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-84957.pdf)

(June 15, 2018) E-mail from Greg McElligott (EX.Supp.EX35.2.14)
(June 15, 2018) E-mail from Barent (Peter) Landstreet and Marijke Oudegeest  (EX.Supp.EX35.2.15)
(June 18, 2018) E-mail from Clare Gilderdale (EX.Supp.EX35.2.16)
(June 16, 2018) E-mail from Andrea Heywood (EX.Supp.EX35.2.17)
(June 17, 2018) E-mail from Jill Marzetti (EX.Supp.EX35.2.18)
(June 17, 2018) E-mail from Susan Berry (EX.Supp.EX35.2.19)
(June 18, 2018) E-mail from Ben Daube, President, The Sherwood Park Residents' Association (EX.Supp.EX35.2.20)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-84966.pdf)

(June 18, 2018) Letter from Andy Gort, President, South Eglinton Ratepayers' and Residents' Association (SERRA) and Al Kivi, Chair, Neighbourhoods Working Group (EX.Supp.EX35.2.21)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-84949.pdf)

(June 18, 2018) E-mail from John and Pat Bonsall (EX.Supp.EX35.2.22)
(June 18, 2018) E-mail from James Isbister, Chair, Bloor West Village Residents Association (EX.Supp.EX35.2.23)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-84950.pdf)

(June 18, 2018) E-mail from Sarah Bonsall (EX.Supp.EX35.2.24)
(June 18, 2018) E-mail from Susan and Anthony McGrath (EX.Supp.EX35.2.25)
(June 18, 2018) E-mail from Scott Dobson, Friends of West Toronto Railpath (EX.New.EX35.2.26)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-84979.pdf)

(June 18, 2018) E-mail from Ciara Quigley (EX.New.EX35.2.27)
(June 18, 2018) E-mail from John Plumadore, President, Deer Park Residents Group (EX.New.EX35.2.28)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-84981.pdf)

(June 18, 2018) E-mail from Sandra Hughes (EX.New.EX35.2.29)
(June 19, 2018) E-mail from Andrea Petch (EX.New.EX35.2.30)
(June 19, 2018) E-mail from Eileen Denny (EX.New.EX35.2.31)
(June 19, 2018) E-mail from Alice Pellar (EX.New.EX35.2.32)
Communications (City Council)
(June 25, 2018) Letter from Marilyn Tait-McClellan, President, Bay Cloverhill Community Association (CC.Supp.EX35.2.33)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85202.pdf)

(June 20, 2018) E-mail from David Kinahan (CC.Supp.EX35.2.34)
(June 25, 2018) Letter from Linda Brett, President, Bloor East Neighbourhood Association (CC.Supp.EX35.2.35)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85219.pdf)

(June 25, 2018) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, The Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (CC.New.EX35.2.36)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85282.pdf)


EX35.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Enhanced Security Measures at Toronto City Hall
Communications EX35.3.1 to EX35.3.3 have been submitted on this Item
Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the use of patron baggage security screening, through physical checks of baggage, on the East and West sides of the main floor in the Rotunda, and at the Hagerman entrance of Toronto City Hall.

 

2.  City Council approve the use of patron screening, using walk-through metal detectors, for the Council Chamber at Toronto City Hall.

 

3.  City Council approve the installation of a physical measure to provide a delineation of public and reserved space at Toronto City Hall in Committee Rooms 1 and 2.

 

4.  City Council approve the installation of a physical security measure to replace the ropes in the Council Chamber.

 

5.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 12, 2018) from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services remains confidential in its entirety, as it contains information that pertains to the the security of the property of the municipality or local board.

 

6.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, to report back to City Council, through the applicable Standing Committee, on any recommended changes or enhancements to Recommendations 1 and 2 above prior to the end of 2019.

Origin
(June 12, 2018) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services
Summary

This report recommends changes to the current "Enhanced" level of security at Toronto City Hall for approval by City Council. These recommendations are based upon assessments from the Toronto Police Service and Public Safety Canada, best practices, benchmarking, and feedback from community conversations. The primary goals of these recommendations are to maintain an accessible, safe, and secure Toronto City Hall while providing a reasonable level of protection from foreseeable threats.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 12, 2018) Revised Report from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services on Enhanced Security Measures at Toronto City Hall
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-117051.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - Recommended Enhanced Security Measures at Toronto City Hall
Attachment 2 - Summary of Survey Results
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116663.pdf)

Attachment 3 - The Strategic Counsel Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116683.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Community and Subject Matter Experts Engagements Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116664.pdf)

Attachment 5 - Indigenous Peoples Community Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116684.pdf)

(June 5, 2018) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services on Enhanced Security Measures at Toronto City Hall - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116047.pdf)

(June 12, 2018) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services on Enhanced Security Measures at Toronto City Hall
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116682.pdf)

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic
Walied Khogali
Derek Moran
Miguel Avila-Velarde
Sureya Ibrahim
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Frances Nunziata

Communications (City Council)
(June 26, 2018) E-mail from Miguel Avila Velarde (CC.New.EX35.3.1)
(June 25, 2018) E-mail from Kris Langenfeld (CC.New.EX35.3.2)
(June 28, 2018) E-mail from D!ONNE Renée (CC.New.EX35.3.3)

EX35.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

City of Toronto Corporate Accessibility Policy
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the City of Toronto Corporate Accessibility Policy as contained in Appendix A to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager.

 

2.  City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services to report to the Executive Committee in the second quarter of 2019 on the following:

 

a.  options to further enhance accessibility through an accessibility certification program; and

 

b.  the feasibility of conducting a pilot of an accessibility certification program on a City facility.

Origin
(June 5, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager
Summary

This report recommends City Council adopt the City of Toronto Corporate Accessibility Policy, as recommended by the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee.

 

The City of Toronto is required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) to have accessibility policies governing how the organization achieves accessibility and meets legislated requirements. The City of Toronto Corporate Accessibility Policy unifies policies that address Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requirements and City accessibility commitments into one umbrella policy. It will simplify and improve awareness and understanding of requirements and help embed accessibility into all City operations. The Corporate Accessibility Policy provides a strong framework for the City's Multi-Year Accessibility Plan and related Accessibility Guidelines.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 5, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager on City of Toronto Corporate Accessibility Policy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116079.pdf)

Appendix A - City of Toronto Corporate Accessibility Policy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116080.pdf)


4a City of Toronto Corporate Accessibility Policy - Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee
Origin
(April 19, 2018) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee
Summary

At its meeting on April 19, 2018, the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee considered a report (April 5, 2018) from the Director, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights on City of Toronto Corporate Accessibility Policy.

Background Information (Committee)
(April 19, 2018) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee on City of Toronto Corporate Accessibility Policy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116144.pdf)

(April 5, 2018) Report from the Director, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights on City of Toronto Corporate Accessibility Policy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116145.pdf)

Appendix A - Draft Corporate Accessibility Policy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116146.pdf)


EX35.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Municipal Greenhouse Gas Challenge Fund - Capital Project Authorities
Bill 765 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize receipt of Municipal Greenhouse Gas Challenge funds totalling $51.805 million for 10 major greenhouse gas emission reduction projects.

 

2.  City Council approve the establishment of an obligatory reserve fund account named 'TransformTO Initiatives Reserve Account' in Schedule 15 of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 227, Reserves and Reserve Funds (Chapter 227), the purpose of which is to administer funding and investment, such as the Municipal Greenhouse Gas Challenge funds, to be used for the greenhouse gas emission reduction initiatives to be undertaken by City Divisions, Agencies and Corporations pursuant to the TransformTO Climate Action Strategy.

 

3.  City Council amend 2018 - 2027 Council Approved Capital Budget and Plan for Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy for the following Municipal Greenhouse Gas Challenge‑funded projects:

             

a.  funding sources for St. Lawrence Market North Building project with total project cost of $89.142 million be adjusted by reducing Recoverable Debt by $0.713 million in 2018 and $0.079 million in 2021 offset by an increase of $0.713 in 2018 and $0.079 million in 2021 to be fully funded from the TransformTO Initiatives Reserve Account;

 

b.  funding sources for the EMS Headquarters project with total project cost of $41.394 million be adjusted by reducing Recoverable Debt by $0.142 million in 2018, $0.643 million in 2019 and $0.087 million in 2021 offset by an increase of $0.142 million in 2018, $0.643 million in 2019 and $0.087 million in 2021 to be fully funded from the TransformTO Initiatives Reserve Account.

           

4.  City Council amend the 2018 - 2027 Council Approved Capital Budget and Plan for Children's Services to reflect an increase in the Mt. Dennis Net Zero Early Learning and Child Care total project cost by $0.500 million from $9.005 million to $9.505 million, with incremental cash flow funding of $0.500 million in 2019 and to be fully funded from the TransformTO Initiatives Reserve Account.

 

5.  City Council increase the 2018 - 2027 Council Approved Capital Budget and Plan for Fleet Services to include the creation of the following new Municipal Greenhouse Gas funded projects:

 

a.  Green Fleet Acceleration Project for the retrofit of Paramedics services vehicles with total project cost of $0.733 million, cash flow funding of $0.501 million in 2018 and $0.231 million in 2019, and to be fully funded from the TransformTO Initiatives Reserve Account;

 

b.  Green Fleet Acceleration Project for the retrofit of Fire Services vehicles with total project cost of $1.804 million and cash flow funding of $0.004 million in 2018, $0.900 million in 2019, and $0.900 million in 2020 to be funded $1.267 million from TransformTO Initiatives Reserve Account and $0.537 million from the Vehicle Reserve Fund - Fire (XQ1017);

 

c.  Green Fleet Acceleration Project for the electric vehicles/electric charging station with total project cost of $3.841 million, cash flow funding of $0.166 million in 2019, $0.557 million in 2020, $0.545 million in 2021, $0.545 million in 2022, $0.570 million in 2023, $0.729 million in 2024, and $0.729 million in 2025, and to be fully funded from the TransformTO Initiatives Reserve Account.

Origin
(June 8, 2018) Report from the Deputy City Manager Internal Corporate Services and the Interim Chief Financial Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the outcome of applications made by City Divisions to Ontario's Municipal Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Challenge Fund, authorize the necessary amendments to the 2018-2027 Capital Budget and Plan for impacted City Divisions and Agencies to account for this funding, and establish the necessary capital project authorities.

 

Ontario's Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has awarded the City with $52 million for 10 major greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction projects. These innovative, next-generation projects will expand high-performance buildings, build low‑carbon thermal energy networks, deploy electric vehicles and utilize biogas as energy from waste. Undertaking these projects will advance the Council-approved Greenhouse Gas emissions reduction targets established by TransformTO, Toronto's climate action strategy.

 

This report also seeks authorization to establish a reserve fund account to act as a repository for Municipal Greenhouse Gas Challenge Fund proceeds as well as future funding and investment anticipated to be secured by the City in association with its climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 8, 2018) Report from the Deputy City Manager Internal Corporate Services and the Interim Chief Financial Officer on Municipal Greenhouse Gas Challenge Funding - Capital Project Authorities
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116053.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Municipal Greenhouse Gas Challenge Fund - Capital Project Authorities
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116315.pdf)

Appendix A - TransformTO Initiatives Reserve Account
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116316.pdf)


EX35.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Build Toronto - Annual General Meeting and 2017 Audited Financial Statements
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council treat that portion of the City Council meeting at which the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer is considered as the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Build Toronto by:

 

a.  receiving the "Build Toronto 2017 Annual Report", forming Attachment 1 to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer;

 

b.  appointing PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants, as the Auditor of Build Toronto for fiscal year 2018, and authorizing the Board of Directors of Build Toronto to fix the remuneration of the Auditor; and

 

c.  receiving the "Build Toronto Executive Compensation Disclosure 2017", forming Attachment 2 to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Clerk to forward a copy of the "Build Toronto 2017 Audited Annual Financial Statements", forming Attachment 3 to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer, to the Audit Committee for information.

Origin
(June 5, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report contains recommendations for the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act, Ontario (OBCA) for holding the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of Build Toronto, including receipt of its Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements for 2017 and appointment of the auditor for 2018.

 

This report also contains recommendations for receipt at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of information disclosing the individual compensation of executive officers employed by Build Toronto in 2017.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 5, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer on Build Toronto - Annual General Meeting and 2017 Audited Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116159.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Build Toronto 2017 Annual Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116246.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Build Toronto Executive Compensation Disclosure 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116247.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Build Toronto 2017 Audited Annual Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116248.pdf)


EX35.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Casa Loma Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2017 Audited Financial Statements
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council treat that portion of the City Council meeting at which the report (June 4, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer is considered as the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Casa Loma Corporation by:

 

a.  appointing Welch LLP Chartered Accountants, as the Auditor of Casa Loma Corporation for the fiscal year 2018, and authorizing the Board of Directors of Casa Loma Corporation to fix the remuneration of the Auditor;

 

b.  receiving the Casa Loma Corporation 2017 Annual Report forming Attachment 1 to the report (June 4, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer; and

 

c.  receiving the 2017 Audited Financial Statements for Casa Loma Corporation, forming Attachment 2 to the report (June 4, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Clerk to forward a copy of the Casa Loma Corporation 2017 Audited Financial Statements, forming Attachment 2 to the report (June 4, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer, to the Audit Committee for information.

Origin
(June 4, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report contains recommendations for the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) for holding the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of Casa Loma Corporation including receipt of its Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements for 2017 and appointment of the auditor for 2018.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 4, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer on Casa Loma Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2017 Audited Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116181.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Casa Loma Corporation 2017 Annual Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116244.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Casa Loma Corporation 2017 Audited Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116245.pdf)


EX35.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Invest Toronto - Annual General Meeting and 2017 Audited Financial Statements
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council treat the portion of the City Council meeting at which the report (June 6, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer is considered as the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Invest Toronto Incorporated by:

 

a.  receiving the Invest Toronto 2017 Annual Report forming Attachment 1 to the report (June 6, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer, and the Invest Toronto Inc. Audited Financial Statements December 31, 2017, forming Attachment 2 to the report (June 6, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer;

 

b.  receiving the Invest Toronto 2017 Executive Compensation Disclosure, forming Attachment 3 to the report (June 6, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer; and

 

c.  consenting to the exemption from the requirements of the Ontario Business Corporations Act regarding the appointment and duties of an auditor in respect of the ensuing year.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Clerk to forward a copy of Invest Toronto Inc. Audited Financial Statements December 31, 2017 forming Attachment 2 to the report (June 6, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer, to the Audit Committee for information.

 

3.  City Council request the Interim City Manager and the City Solicitor to ensure all intellectual property of Invest Toronto Inc., including their logo, slogan and domain name, become City of Toronto property, and take all appropriate measures to protect the Invest Toronto name from use by other parties.

Origin
(June 6, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report contains recommendations for the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Ontario Business Corporations Act (OBCA) for holding the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of Invest Toronto Inc. (Invest Toronto) including receipt of its 2017 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements. This report also recommends that the Shareholder exempt Invest Toronto from the requirements regarding the appointment and duties of an auditor in respect of the ensuing year.

 

As Invest Toronto is currently being wound up, consideration of this report is the final annual general meeting for Invest Toronto. Wind-up activities are near completion, and the City Manager as liquidator is preparing a technical report on the wind-up for the Shareholder, as required under the Ontario Business Corporations Act, for Executive Committee's consideration at the next possible opportunity.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 6, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer on Invest Toronto - Annual General Meeting and 2017 Audited Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116183.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Invest Toronto Inc. 2017 Annual Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116311.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Invest Toronto Inc. Audited Financial Statements December 31, 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116312.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Invest Toronto Inc. 2017 Executive Compensation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116313.pdf)


EX35.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Lakeshore Arena Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2017 Audited Financial Statements
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council treat the portion of the City Council meeting at which the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer is considered as the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Lakeshore Arena Corporation by:

 

a.  appointing Welch LLP Chartered Accountants as the Auditor for Lakeshore Arena Corporation for the fiscal year 2018, and authorizing the Board of Directors of Lakeshore Arena Corporation to fix the remuneration of the Auditor;

 

b.  receiving the Lakeshore Arena Corporation 2017 Annual Report forming Attachment 1 to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer;

 

c.  receiving the Lakeshore Arena Corporation 2017 Audited Financial Statements, forming Attachment 2 to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer; and

 

d.  receiving the Lakeshore Arena Corporation - 2017 Executive Compensation Disclosure, forming Attachment 3 to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Clerk to forward a copy of the Lakeshore Arena Corporation 2017 Audited Financial Statements, forming Attachment 2 to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer, to the Audit Committee for information.

Origin
(June 5, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report recommends the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) for the holding of the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of the Lakeshore Arena Corporation, including receipt of its Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements for 2017, and appointment of the Auditor for 2018.

 

This report also contains recommendations for receipt at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of information disclosing the individual compensation of executive officers employed by Lakeshore Arena Corporation in 2017.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 5, 2018) Report from Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer on Lakeshore Arena Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2017 Audited Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116190.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Lakeshore Arena Corporation 2017 Annual Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116237.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Lakeshore Arena Corporation 2017 Audited Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116238.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Executive Compensation Disclosure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116243.pdf)


EX35.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Community Housing Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2017 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council treat the portion of the City Council meeting at which the report (June 4, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer is considered as the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Toronto Community Housing Corporation by:

 

a.  receiving the Letter to the Shareholder from the Toronto Community Housing Corporation's Chair of the Board of Directors and President and Chief Executive Officer dated April 30, 2018 transmitting the Toronto Community Housing Corporation 2017 Annual Report and additional information, forming Attachment 1 and Confidential Attachment 5 to the report (June 4, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer;

 

b.  receiving Toronto Community Housing Corporation's 2017 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the period ending December 31, 2017, including the auditor's report dated May 4, 2018, forming Attachment 2 to the report (June 4, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer; and

 

c.  appointing PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants, as the auditor for Toronto Community Housing Corporation for fiscal year 2018 at the fee provided in the City's agreement with that firm.

 

2.  City Council, as Shareholder, approve amendments to Toronto Community Housing Corporation's financial control By-law (By-law 3), forming Attachment 3 to the report (June 4, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer.

 

3.  City Council, as Shareholder, request the Toronto Community Housing Corporation to align its financial control By-law (By-law 3) with the City's financial management and control By-law once revisions are approved by Council.

 

4.  City Council, as Shareholder, approve the dissolution of Toronto Community Housing Corporation subsidiaries Don Mount Court Development Corporation and Access Housing Connections Incorporated.

 

5.  City Council direct that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 5 to the report (June 4, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer remain confidential in its entirety, as it deals with personal matters about an identifiable person.

 

6.  City Council direct the City Clerk to forward a copy of Toronto Community Housing Corporation's 2017 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements December 31, 2017, forming Attachment 2 to the report (June 4, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer, to the Audit Committee for information.

Origin
(June 4, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report recommends the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Ontario Business Corporations Act (OBCA) for holding an Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), including receipt of Toronto Community Housing Corporation's 2017 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and appointment of the auditor for Toronto Community Housing Corporation for 2018.

 

This report also recommends that Council approve the dissolution of two non-active Toronto Community Housing Corporation subsidiaries, and amendments to Toronto Community Housing Corporation's financial control By-law, as required under the Ontario Business Corporation's Act and the Shareholder Direction to Toronto Community Housing Corporation.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 4, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer on Toronto Community Housing Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2017 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116155.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Toronto Community Housing Corporation's 2017 Annual Report and Additional Information
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116262.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Toronto Community Housing Corporation 2017 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the period ending December 31, 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116263.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Request to Revise Toronto Community Housing Corporation's Financial Control By-law (By-law 3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116264.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Don Mount Court Development Corporation (DMCDC), Access Housing Connections Incorporated (AHCI), and Toronto Community Housing Corporation Special Board Resolutions to Dissolve Corporations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116265.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 5 - Toronto Community Housing Corporation Executive Compensation Information

EX35.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Hydro Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2017 Audited Financial Statements
To be considered at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28th

The Interim City Manager has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (EX35.14a for information)

Communication EX35.14.1 has been submitted on this Item
Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the municipality or local board and personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council treat that portion of the City Council meeting at which the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer is being considered as the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Toronto Hydro Corporation, and in accordance with the proposed recommendations in the "Toronto Hydro Corporation Report on the 2017 Annual Shareholder Meeting" dated May 18, 2018 contained in Attachment 1 to report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer:

 

a.  approve the "Resolution of the Sole Shareholder Re-appointing Auditor" in Attachment 1 Appendix A to report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer in order to re-appoint KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants, as the auditor for Toronto Hydro Corporation for 2018 until the close of the next annual meeting of the Shareholder, or until a successor is appointed, at such remuneration as may be fixed by the Corporation's Board;

 
b.  receive the "Toronto Hydro Corporation 2017 Annual Report - Energizing Growth and Innovation," the "Toronto Hydro Corporation 2017 Financial Report dated December 31, 2017 including Toronto Hydro Corporation's Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and the Auditors' Report," the "Toronto Hydro Corporation Annual Information Form for the Year Ended December 31, 2017," the "Toronto Hydro Corporation 2017 Environmental Performance Report," the "Toronto Hydro Corporation Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Certification of Annual Filings," the "Toronto Hydro Corporation First Quarter Financial Report dated March 31, 2018," and the "Toronto Hydro Corporation Statement of Remuneration and Expenses for Council Appointees for the Year Ended December 31, 2017," forming Attachments 2, 3, 4, 5, 6a, 6b, 12, and 13 respectively to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer;

 
c.  receive the "Toronto Hydro Corporation Report to the Shareholder for the Year Ended December 31, 2017," the "Toronto Hydro Corporation Non-Consolidated Financial Statements dated December 31, 2017," the "Financial Statements of Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited dated December 31, 2017" and the Auditors' Report thereon, and the "Financial Statements of Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. dated December 31, 2017" and the Auditors' Report thereon, forming Confidential Attachments 7, 8, 9 and 10 respectively to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer; and

 
d.  receive the two-part report "Executive Compensation Disclosure Toronto Hydro Corporation 2017", forming Attachment 11a and Confidential Attachment 11b to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer.
 

2.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachments 7, 8, 9 and 10 to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer remain confidential in their entirety due to the security of the property of the City and securities requirements arising from Toronto Hydro Corporation's status as an offering corporation under the Business Corporations Act, (Ontario) R.S.O. 1990, c.B.16, Toronto Hydro Corporation's status as a reporting issuer under the Securities Act, (Ontario) R.S.O. 1990, c.S.5, and the application by the Ontario Securities Commission of National Instrument 51-102.

 
3.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 11b to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer remain confidential in its entirety as it deals with personal information about identifiable individuals.

 
4.  City Council direct the City Clerk to forward a copy of the "Toronto Hydro Corporation Consolidated Financial Statements December 31, 2017 and 2016", included as part of Attachment 3 to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer, to the Audit Committee for information.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee directed the City Manager to conduct a gap analysis comparing executive salaries and compensation provided by Toronto Hydro Corporation with similar publicly-owned municipal utilities, including details of those comparators and the methodology used, and include responses to prior Executive Committee requests on a review of executive compensations as per Items EX30.10 and EX30.35, and report to the Executive Committee by the end of the first quarter of 2019.

Origin
(June 5, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report contains recommendations for actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act, (Ontario) R.S.O. 1990, c.B.16 (OBCA) for holding the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of Toronto Hydro Corporation (THC) including receipt of Toronto Hydro Corporation's audited annual consolidated financial statements for 2017 and appointment of the auditor for Toronto Hydro Corporation for 2018.

 

This report also contains recommendations for receipt at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of Toronto Hydro Corporation of other reports provided by Toronto Hydro Corporation as required by the Amended and Restated Shareholder Direction Relating to Toronto Hydro Corporation (Shareholder Direction) which, in addition to the Ontario Business Corporations Act requirements, include:

 

- Toronto Hydro Corporation's annual report, environmental performance report and annual information form;


- Toronto Hydro Corporation's report to the Shareholder, consolidated and non-consolidated financial statements and financial statements for its subsidiary companies. Note that Toronto Hydro Corporation has advised the City that Attachments 7, 8, 9 and 10 are confidential due to: the security of the property of the City, and securities requirements arising from Toronto Hydro Corporation's status as an offering corporation under the Ontario Business Corporations Act, Toronto Hydro Corporation's status as a reporting issuer under the Securities Act (Ontario), R.S.O. 1990, c.S.5, and the application by the Ontario Securities Commission of National Instrument 51-102; and


- Toronto Hydro Corporation's disclosure of executive compensation in two parts, with the part in Attachment 11b being confidential as it includes personal information about identifiable individuals.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 5, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer on Toronto Hydro Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2017 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116180.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Toronto Hydro Corporation Report on the 2017 Annual Shareholder Meeting
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116220.pdf)

Attachment 1 Appendix A - Resolution of the Sole Shareholder Re-appointing Auditor
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116221.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Toronto Hydro Corporation 2017 Annual Report, Energizing Growth and Innovation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116222.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Toronto Hydro Corporation Financial Report dated December 31, 2017 including Toronto Hydro Corporation's Consolidated Financial Statements and the Auditor's Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116223.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Toronto Hydro Corporation Annual Information Form for the Year Ended December 31, 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116224.pdf)

Attachment 5 - Toronto Hydro Corporation 2017 Environmental Performance Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116225.pdf)

Attachment 6a - Toronto Hydro Corporation Chief Executive Officer Certification of Annual Filings
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116226.pdf)

Attachment 6b - Toronto Hydro Corporation Chief Financial Officer Certification of Annual Filings
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116227.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 7 - Toronto Hydro Corporation Report to the Shareholder for the Year Ended December 31, 2017
Confidential Attachment 8 - Toronto Hydro Corporation Non-Consolidated Financial Statements dated December 31, 2017
Confidential Attachment 9 - Financial Statements of Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited dated December 31, 2017
Confidential Attachment 10 - Financial Statements of Toronto Hydro Energy Services Incorporated dated December 31, 2017
Attachment 11a - Executive Compensation Disclosure Toronto Hydro Corporation 2017 (Part 1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116232.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 11b - Executive Compensation Disclosure Toronto Hydro Corporation 2017 (Part 2)
Attachment 12 - Toronto Hydro Corporation First Quarter Financial Report dated March 31, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116234.pdf)

Attachment 13 - Toronto Hydro Corporation Statement of Remuneration and Expenses for Council Appointees for the Year Ended December 31, 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116235.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(June 25, 2018) Supplementary report from the Interim City Manager on Toronto Hydro Corporation Board of Directors consideration of Cost of Preventing Information Being Released at Toronto Hydro (EX35.14a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117580.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Letter from the Toronto Hydro Corporation Board Chair regarding EX30.33, Cost of Preventing Information Being Released at Toronto Hydro
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117581.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(June 27, 2018) Submission from William Begley, Supervisor, Municipal Relations, Office of the President, Toronto Hydro (CC.New.EX35.14.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85349.pdf)


EX35.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Port Lands Company - Annual General Meeting and 2017 Audited Financial Statements
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council treat that portion of the City Council meeting at which the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer is considered as the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Toronto Port Lands Company by:

 

a.  receiving the "Toronto Port Lands Company 2017 Annual Report", forming Attachment 1 to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer;

 

b.  appointing PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants, as the Auditor of Toronto Port Lands Company for fiscal year 2018, and authorizing the Board of Directors of Toronto Port Lands Company to fix the remuneration of the Auditor; and

 

c.  receiving the "Toronto Port Lands Company Executive Compensation Disclosure 2017", forming Attachment 2 to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Clerk to forward a copy of the "Toronto Port Lands Company 2017 Audited Annual Financial Statements", forming Attachment 3 to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer, to the Audit Committee for information.

Origin
(June 5, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report contains recommendations for the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act, Ontario (OBCA) for holding the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of Toronto Port Lands Company, including receipt of its Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements for 2017 and appointment of the auditor for 2018.

 

This report also contains recommendations for receipt at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of information disclosing the individual compensation of executive officers employed by Toronto Port Lands Company in 2017.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 5, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager and the Interim Chief Financial Officer on Toronto Port Lands Company - Annual General Meeting and 2017 Audited Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116182.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Toronto Port Lands Company Annual Report 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116250.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Toronto Port Lands Company Executive Compensation Disclosure 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116251.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Toronto Port Lands Company 2017 Audited Annual Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116254.pdf)


EX35.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

City of Toronto Investment Report for 2017 and the First Quarter of 2018 and Policy Update
Bill 843 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council approve the following amendments to the City Council-approved Investment Policy (Policy) and adopt the amended Policy as set out in Attachment 2 to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim Chief Financial Officer:
 

a.  the Asset Mix for Equities for Long Term Fund and Sinking Fund be adjusted by combining all four equity categories into one category called "Global Equity" with a Targeted Asset Mix of 20-percent with a range from a Minimum of 0-percent to a Maximum of 30-percent;

 

b.  the MSCI All-Country World Index (MSCI ACWI) be included as a benchmark to measure the performance of the equity portfolio in its entirety for the Long Term Fund and Sinking Fund;

 

c.  the benchmark for the Fixed Income component of the Sinking Fund be changed to "Customized" based on the "Liability Driven Investments" approach;   

 

d.  the average credit rating of the fixed income portfolio for the Long Term Fund and Sinking Fund be lowered from "A" to "A-" (or equivalent) to be equal to the fixed income benchmark (Financial Times Securities Exchange (FTSE) TMX Universe Canada Bond Index);

 

e.  the Asset Mix for the Trust Fund be adjusted by increasing the Maximum weight of Schedule 1 Bank from 50 percent to 100 percent which aligns with the current limit in the Investment Policy for the City's Short Term Fund;

 

f.  the minimum credit rating requirements of the Schedule 1 Banks for the Trust Funds be lowered from "AA-" to "A" (or equivalent) to be the same as the requirements for the City's Short Term Fund.

 

2.  City Council approve the establishment of a corporate reserve account named the Investment Stabilization Reserve in Schedule 3 - Stabilization Reserves of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 227, Reserves and Reserve Funds ("Chapter 227"), the purpose of which is to stabilize investment income contributions to the operating budget by minimizing in-year variances through receiving funds in years when investment income is in excess of the amount expected in the operating budget and withdrawing funds in years when investment income is below budget, with criteria as set out in Attachment 5 to the report (June 5, 2018) from the Interim Chief Financial Officer.

Origin
(June 5, 2018) Report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report was written to comply with the Council-approved Investment Policy and provides the following information:

 

1.  Performance of the Funds – for the year of 2017 and for the first quarter of 2018

2.  General Market Update and Benchmark Performance

3.  Recommendations for Investment Policy Changes

 

During 2017, the City's investment portfolio that holds the City's working capital and the amounts designated for the City's reserves and reserve funds earned $130.9 million in 2017 and $36.5 million in the first quarter of 2018 (2.6 percent and 3.2 percent annualized respectively). 

 

The City's sinking funds portfolio that holds funds for future debt repayments earned $59.7 million in 2017 and $13.5 million in the first quarter of 2018 (3.8 percent and 3.2 percent annualized respectively).  

 

Effective January 1, 2018, the City's investments are now managed under a new City Council adopted Investment Policy which is based on the prudent investor standard. Minor changes to the Investment Policy are recommended in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Toronto Investment Board's (the Board) Investment Plan. 

 

This report also responds to City Council direction to report on the selected investment manager's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) polices, and other developments related to Environmental Social and Governance factors. Environmental Social and Governance policies are an important part of the investment manager selection process currently underway. The City will recommend only those prospective fund managers who are United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing signatories, or equivalent, and use these principles in their investment decision process.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 5, 2018) Report and Attachments 1, 3, 4, 5 from the Interim Chief Financial Officer on City of Toronto Investment Report for 2017 and the First Quarter of 2018 and Policy Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116241.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Statement of Investment Policy and Procedures
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116242.pdf)


EX35.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2018 Heads and Beds Levy on Institutions
The Treasurer has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (EX35.17a for information).

Bill 762 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

1.  City Council authorize the levy and collection of amounts for the 2018 taxation year on colleges and universities, public hospitals, and correctional facilities as authorized by Section 285 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and City Council direct that the maximum prescribed amount of $75 be applied per provincially rated hospital bed, full time student, or resident place as prescribed by Ontario Regulation 121/07.

That:

 

2.  City Council forward the Item to the Premier of Ontario and the Ontario Minister of Finance and request the Province to increase the $75.00 levy annually by the rate of inflation.

 

3.  City Council forward the Item to the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO).

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Requested that the Treasurer to report directly to City Council at its meeting of June 26, 2018 on the final 2018 Heads and Beds levy amount should the final 2018 capacity figures for colleges be received from the Province prior to this City Council meeting.

Origin
(June 4, 2018) Report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report requests Council authority to adopt a by-law to levy amounts for the 2018 taxation year for colleges and universities, public hospitals, and correctional facilities (the "institutions"), estimated at approximately $18.2 million (annual "Heads and Beds" levy).

Background Information (Committee)
(June 4, 2018) Report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer on the 2018 Heads and Beds Levy on Institutions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116167.pdf)

Attachments 1 and 2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116236.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(June 26, 2018) Supplementary report from the Treasurer on 2018 Heads and Beds Levy on Institutions (EX35.17a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117696.pdf)


EX35.18

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2018 Levy on Railway Roadways and Rights-of-Way and on Power Utility Transmission and Distribution Corridors
Bill 763 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:


1.  City Council authorize the levy and collection of taxes for the 2018 taxation year on railway roadways and rights-of-way and on land used as transmission or distribution corridors owned by power utilities, in accordance with subsection 280 (1) of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and subsection 257.7 (1) the Education Act.

 

2.  City Council request the Interim Chief Financial Officer to include information in future annual reports on the potential additional income the City of Toronto could receive if the levy was based on a rate per tonnage as opposed to a rate per acreage.

Origin
(June 4, 2018) Report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report seeks Council authority for the introduction of the by-law necessary to levy and collect taxes for the 2018 taxation year on railway roadways and rights-of-way and on land used as transmission or distribution corridors owned by power utilities, totalling approximately $7.1 million in taxation revenue, of which the municipal share is $6.6 million and the provincial education share is $0.5 million.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 4, 2018) Report and Attachment 1 from the Interim Chief Financial Officer on 2018 Levy on Railway Roadways and Rights-of-Way and on Power Utility Transmission and Distribution Corridors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116168.pdf)


EX35.19

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Capital Grant and Loan from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to the Toronto Atmospheric Fund
Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the Toronto Atmospheric Fund to borrow up to $5 million from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for the purpose of financing eligible capital costs associated with the construction of the next phase of the Tower-wise project building retrofits identified in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 4, 2018) from the Interim Chief Financial Officer and for a term that extends beyond the current Term of Council. 

 

2.  City Council authorize the Toronto Atmospheric Fund to enter into a secured loan agreement with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities by way of the pledge of a portion of the City and Provincial endowments of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, subject to the following conditions:

 

a.  Toronto Atmospheric Fund be permitted to pledge a portion of the City endowment, not to exceed $4 million, as security for the loan from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund and for no other purpose;

 

b.  Toronto Atmospheric Fund be permitted to pledge a portion of the Provincial endowment, not to exceed $1.9 million, as security for the loan from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund and for no other purpose;

 

c.  the terms and conditions of the City pledge consent not to be inconsistent with the existing Provincial pledge consent dated May 8, 2018 (Attachment 2 to the report (June 4, 2018) from the Interim Chief Financial Officer) and be on such other terms as deemed appropriate by the Interim Chief Financial Officer in consultation with the City Solicitor;

 

d.  the default provisions of the secured loan agreement between Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities provide that in the event of default by the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, any resort to the City pledge and the Provincial pledge be equitable and allocated on a pro rata basis based on the proportionality ratio of the Funds in effect at the time of the loan disbursement;

 

e.  the provisions of the secured loan agreement between Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities not permit any recourse to the City in the event of a default by the Toronto Atmospheric Fund;

 

f.  the Toronto Atmospheric Fund not allow any other third party pledges against its marketable securities for the purpose of the Project without the approval of City Council;  

 

g.  the current TD Canada Trust fixed assets pledge (City Endowment) be reduced to an amount not to exceed $3.1 million for the existing $2.4 million Line of Credit to be negotiated by the Toronto Atmospheric Fund on terms that are satisfactory to the Interim Chief Financial Officer; and

 

h.  the current TD Canada Trust fixed assets pledge (Provincial Endowment) be reduced to an amount not to exceed $2.1 million for the existing $1.6 million Line of Credit to be negotiated by the Toronto Atmospheric Fund.

 

3.  City Council authorize the Toronto Atmospheric Fund to accept a grant of up to $750,000 from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for eligible project costs as determined in the agreement with Federation of Canadian Municipalties.

 

4.  City Council direct the Toronto Atmospheric Fund to provide the status of the loan annually to the City's Chief Financial Officer to include, but not be limited to, updates on the drawdown and repayment of the loan.

 

5.  City Council authorize the public release of the agreement between Toronto Atmospheric Fund and Federation of Canadian Municipalities (Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 4, 2018) from the Interim Chief Financial Officer) once the loan agreement is signed between Toronto Atmospheric Fund and Federation of Canadian Municipalities and financing agreements are signed with the participating building owners.

Origin
(June 4, 2018) Report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer
Summary

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has approved Toronto Atmospheric Fund's (TAF) application for a loan of up to $5 million and a complementary grant of up to $750,000 for the next phase of Toronto Atmospheric Fund's TowerWise program (the Project).  The proceeds from the loan will be used for the multi-measure retrofits of four multi-residential buildings. The project aligns with TransformTO's goal of achieving an 80 percent greenhouse gas reduction target by 2050 which requires average greenhouse gas reduction of 40 percent across all existing Toronto homes and buildings. 

 

This report recommends that City Council give its approval for Toronto Atmospheric Fund to enter into the loan agreement with Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and for Toronto Atmospheric Fund to pledge up to $4 million of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Fund to Federation of Canadian Municipalities as security for the loan.  Toronto Atmospheric Fund has also sought and received the Province's consent to pledge up to $1.9 million of the Provincial Endowment as security for the loan.

 

In addition this report updates previously provided authority to pledge assets as security.

 

All recommendations were developed in consultation with and are fully supported by staff at the Toronto Atmospheric Fund.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 4, 2018) Report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer on Capital Grant and Loan from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to the Toronto Atmospheric Fund
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116156.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - Project Summary and Summary of Loan Terms and Conditions
Attachment 2 - Letter of Consent (May 8, 2018) from the Province
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116158.pdf)


EX35.20

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Council Member Administrative Matters, Policies and Procedures
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the Pregnancy and Parental Leave Policy for Members of Council, as outlined in Attachment 1 to the report (May 30, 2018) from the City Clerk.

 

2.  City Council amend the Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy related to office budgets in a year when ward boundary changes take effect, as outlined in Attachment 2 to the report (May 30, 2018) from the City Clerk.

 

3.  City Council adopt commemorative activities to be offered upon the passing of a current or former Council Member, included as Attachment 3 to the report (May 30, 2018) from the City Clerk.

 

4.  City Council authorize the following officials to provide administrative management of a vacant Council Member office, including, but not limited to, purchasing and staffing matters:

 

a.  the Deputy Mayor, in the case of a vacancy in the Office of Mayor; and

 

b.  the City Clerk, in the case of a vacancy in the Office of City Councillor.

Origin
(May 30, 2018) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

This report recommends some new and updated Council Member policies and procedures in response to legislative requirements, and to address gaps in existing policies related to the death of a Council Member and Council Member vacancies. It seeks to:

 

- Implement a Pregnancy and Parental Leave Policy for Members of Council as required by recent amendments to the City of Toronto Act;


- Implement an administrative amendment to the Constituency Services and Office Budget policy to address the budget formula and carry-over provision for the transition between Council terms as a result of ward boundary changes;


- Formalize the commemorative activities offered by the City of Toronto upon the death of a Council Member; and


- Formalize the practices related to the operation of a Member's Office during a transition period following the death, resignation or ineligibility of a Member.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 30, 2018) Report from the City Clerk on Council Member Administrative Matters, Policies and Procedures
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116196.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Pregnancy and Parental Leave for Members of Council
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115981.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Amendment to Section 4.7 of Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115982.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Commemorative Activities upon the Passing of a City of Toronto Council Member
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115983.pdf)


EX35.22

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 30 

Extension to Re-Convey 444 Logan Avenue to the City
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council authorize an extension of the date by which WoodGreen Community Housing Incorporated, or its successor, is obligated to re-convey 444 Logan Avenue to the City to July 1, 2019, to allow time for the City to negotiate the terms of the continued operation of this social housing project and to report back to City Council on the results of those negotiations and a recommended course of action.

Origin
(June 5, 2018) Report from Director, Affordable Housing Office
Summary

WoodGreen Community Services has provided community, employment and housing services to residents of Toronto's east end for more than 75 years. WoodGreen Community Services is an umbrella organization that includes WoodGreen Community Housing Incorporated (WoodGreen).

 

This report recommends a one year extension for WoodGreen to re-convey the social housing building at 444 Logan Avenue to the City. The extension will allow WoodGreen and the City more time to negotiate the terms and conditions for WoodGreen's continued use and occupation of the property.

 

WoodGreen Community Centre Towers Incorporated (now WoodGreen Community Housing Incorporated) and Metropolitan Toronto entered into an agreement in October 1965 for the development and operation of 160 social housing units for low-income seniors at 444 Logan Avenue, on land conveyed to it by the City. Under this agreement, WoodGreen was to re-convey the property to the City on July 1, 2017. On March 28 and 29, 2017, City Council extended the reconveyance to July 1, 2018.

 

A Local Agency Housing Agreement between the City and WoodGreen was signed on May 15, 2018, which provides a framework to coordinate and support three WoodGreen housing initiatives: the residential redevelopment of 1117-1119 Gerrard Street East; the social housing at 835-841 Queen Street East; and the social housing for seniors at 444 Logan Avenue. Specifically, the Local Agency Housing Agreement allows the City and Woodgreen to renegotiate the terms of the reconveyance of 444 Logan Avenue to ensure the property's continued operation as affordable housing, and to ensure no loss of affordable rental housing in the City.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 5, 2018) Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Committee on Extension to Re-Convey 444 Logan Avenue to the City
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116106.pdf)


EX35.23

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

Status Report Update on St. Hilda's Towers Seniors Housing
Bill 809 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to provide capital funding from the Development Charges Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR2116) to St. Hilda's Towers Inc., or a related corporation in an amount not to exceed $750,000, to fund pre-development expenses including but not limited to architectural and project management costs related to the modernization of the St. Hilda's Vaughan and Dufferin Towers.  

 

2.  City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office to enter into a pre-development agreement with St. Hilda's or a related corporation, to provide the pre-development funding set out in Recommendation 1 above and to set out the terms of engagement of the City, the implementation steps to be taken and the timelines to be followed, in the modernization of St. Hilda's Dufferin and Vaughan Towers, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Director, Affordable Housing Office and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

3.  City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to support St. Hilda's or a related corporation, on an application to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to secure capital funding and financing, for the modernization project, under the recently announced National Housing Strategy Co-Investment Fund.

 

4.  City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office, in consultation with the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Toronto Central Local Integration Network to support St. Hilda's or a related corporation, in issuing a competitive proposal call to secure non-profit supportive housing provider(s) and to select the most qualified non-profits(s) to assume and operate the affordable housing buildings on the St. Hilda's site.

 

5.  City Council authorize that the proposed modernization project at St. Hilda's be exempt from the payment of development charges, planning and parkland dedication fees and building permits under existing City policy, where applicable.

 

6.  City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to assign City representatives in an advisory role to the St. Hilda's modernization committee to participate in overseeing the implementation of the modernization of St. Hilda's.  

 

7.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to provide funding from the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 allocation of the Social Housing Apartment Improvement Program in an amount up to and not to exceed $8,000,000 to St. Hilda's Towers or a related corporation.

 

8.  City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office to negotiate, enter into, and execute on behalf of the City, a municipal housing facility agreement known as the City's "Contribution Agreement", with St. Hilda's or a related corporation, to secure the financial assistance being provided and to set out the terms of the modernization and operation of St. Hilda's, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Director, Affordable Housing Office and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and in a form approved by the City Solicitor.

 

9.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to provide on behalf of the City all necessary social housing service manager consents under the Housing Services Act to transfer or mortgage any of the housing projects or the land where they are located on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor and to provide all necessary notices to the Minister of Housing.

 

10.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor, to execute, on behalf of the City, any security or financing documents or any other documents required to facilitate the funding process, including any documents required by St. Hilda's or a related corporation, or its mortgagee(s) to complete construction and conventional financing and subsequent refinancing, where and when required during the term of the municipal housing facility agreement.

 

11.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to execute, on behalf of the City, any postponement, confirmation of status, discharge or consent documents relating to the security given to secure the Contribution Agreement entered into with St. Hilda's or a related corporation, for the construction or operation of affordable rental housing on the St. Hilda's site as required by normal business practices.

 

12.  City Council request the Director, Affordable Housing Office and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to report to the Executive Committee in early 2019 to provide a project status update, results of the National Co-Investment Fund application and to make any further recommendations to ensure the physical and financial viability of the St. Hilda's properties.

Origin
(June 5, 2018) Report from Director Affordable Housing Office and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

St. Hilda's Towers Inc. and the affiliated corporation, St. Hilda's Towers Lewis Garnsworthy Residence (collectively 'St. Hilda's'), owns and operates three residential social housing buildings located at the corner of Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West, containing a total of 461 units designated for seniors.  

 

St. Hilda's is in financial difficulty due to high vacancy rates of over 60 percent resulting from capital repair issues in two of their three buildings (Dufferin and Vaughan Towers), and an unsustainable operating model. Due to these issues, St. Hilda's is seeking the City's urgent support on a modernization and future operating plan to maintain much-needed social housing units for seniors in the City.

 

As directed by City Council, the City's Affordable Housing Office and Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Division have been working with St. Hilda's, the Toronto Central Local Integration Network (TC-LHIN), the Ministry of Housing, and ERA Architects to develop a modernization strategy to rehabilitate the Dufferin and Vaughan Towers on the St. Hilda's site.

 

The purpose of this report is to update City Council on the results of the due diligence work completed to-date, and to recommend a funding model and modernization strategy to ensure the long-term sustainability of affordable seniors housing in Ward 15 Eglinton-Lawrence.

 

This report is recommending a full modernization program with an estimated cost of $38.2 million, funded and financed by a variety of available government funding streams, in order to preserve the affordable homes in the St. Hilda's buildings.

 

This report also supports and amplifies the need for strategic action regarding the preservation and rehabilitation of affordable units designated for seniors in Toronto. Building on the Toronto Seniors Strategy Version 2.0, the St. Hilda's modernization initiative promotes a systems level approach to meeting the needs of seniors in the City.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 5, 2018) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director Affordable Housing Office and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Status Report Update on St. Hilda's Towers Seniors Housing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116087.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(June 14, 2018) Letter from The Very Reverand Douglas A. Stoute, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, St. Hilda’s Towers Inc. (EX.Supp.EX35.23.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-84917.pdf)


EX35.24

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Dufferin Renewable Natural Gas Facility Grant Funding and Related Lease Agreement with Enbridge at 35 Vanley Crescent
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to accept into its capital budget the previously authorized Municipal Greenhouse Gas Challenge Fund grant, totalling $10 million, and deposit such funds in account CSW017-02-25.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to administer the funds available in CSW017-02-25 to pay for the capital costs of the Renewable Natural Gas Project at the Dufferin Solid Waste Management Services Facility, located at 35 Vanley Crescent, beginning in 2018 and following the terms and schedules of the Ontario Transfer Payment Agreement.

 

3.  City Council amend the 2018 Capital Budget and 2019 to 2027 Capital Plan for Solid Waste Management Services by increasing the total project cost in 2018 to $16.317 million for the Biogas Utilization project at the Dufferin Solid Waste Management Services Facility (CSW017-02) with annual cash flows of $9.900 million in 2018; $0.211 million in 2019; $0.521 million in 2020 and $0.421 million in each year from 2021 to 2032. Funding includes the $10 million in grant funding from the Municipal Greenhouse Gas Challenge Fund and $6.317 million from the Waste Management Reserve Fund to be offset by future revenues from the project.

 

4.  City Council authorize the Lease with Enbridge for nominal consideration for a term of fifteen (15) years, substantially based on the terms and conditions set out in Attachment A to the report (June 5, 2018) from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Director, Real Estate Services and on any other or amended terms and conditions as may be determined as appropriate by the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

5.  City Council authorize the Easement with Enbridge for nominal consideration, substantially based on the terms and conditions set out in Attachment A to the report (June 5, 2018) from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Director, Real Estate Services and on any other or amended terms and conditions as may be determined as appropriate by the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

6.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services or designate to administer and manage the Lease and the Easement, including the provision of any consents, approvals, waivers, notices, and notices of termination, provided that the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services may, at any time, refer consideration of such matters to City Council for its determination and direction.

Origin
(June 5, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Director, Real Estate Services
Summary

Throughout 2017 and 2018, Solid Waste Management Services has been working to develop Renewable Natural Gas opportunities to harness biogas/landfill gas produced at City waste facilities and turn it into Renewable Natural Gas. Further to City Council's authorization, City staff successfully negotiated an agreement with Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. ("Enbridge") to construct and operate the City's first Renewable Natural Gas Facility at the Dufferin Organics Processing Facility at 35 Vanley Crescent. Once complete, this facility will help to reduce the City's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, produce fuel for our solid waste fleet, and generate additional non-tax/non-rate based revenues through the sale of Renewable Natural Gas.

 

To support the funding for this initiative, the City applied to the Municipal Greenhouse Gas ("Greenhouse Gas") Challenge Fund, a program issued by the Province of Ontario as part of its Climate Change Action Plan to support municipal initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to transition to a low-carbon economy.  Through the Municipal Greenhouse Gas Challenge Fund, City staff secured a total of $52 million towards various greenhouse gas mitigation projects. Of that, $10 million was granted towards the capital cost of the Dufferin Renewable Natural Gas project.

 

This report seeks authority to apply the grant funding from the Municipal Greenhouse Gas Challenge Fund to the Solid Waste Management Services capital budget and to make all the necessary adjustments in the 2018-2027 Capital Budget. This funding will be used to pay down the capital costs of the proposed Renewable Natural Gas facility.

 

In addition, as part of the Biogas Services Agreement with Enbridge, Enbridge has requested a lease agreement (the "Lease") for an area of approximately 2,930 square metres (the "Leased Area") in order to construct, operate and maintain the Facility for the duration of the agreement.

 

Enbridge has also requested a permanent easement (the "Easement") for a subsurface area of approximately 700 square metres (the "Easement Area") in order to establish the necessary pipe infrastructure to transport the renewable natural gas from the Facility to the distribution network operated by Enbridge.

 

Both the lease area and easement area are within property limits of the Solid Waste Management Services waste site.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 5, 2018) Revised Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Director, Real Estate Services on Dufferin Renewable Natural Gas Facility Grant Funding and Related Lease Agreement with Enbridge at 35 Vanley Crescent
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116686.pdf)

Attachment A - Major Terms and Conditions - Lease Agreement and Easement Agreement
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116161.pdf)

Attachment B - Location of the Leased Area and Easement Area
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116162.pdf)

Attachment C - Sketch of the Leased Area and Easement Area
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116163.pdf)

(June 5, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Director, Real Estate Services on Dufferin Renewable Natural Gas Facility Grant Funding and Related Lease Agreement with Enbridge at 35 Vanley Crescent
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116160.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(June 19, 2018) Letter from Bryan Purcell, Director of Policy and Programs, The Atmospheric Fund (EX.Supp.EX35.24.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-84953.pdf)


EX35.25

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Capital Variance Report for the Year Ended December 31, 2017
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the report (June 13, 2018) from the Interim Chief Financial Officer for information.

Origin
(June 13, 2018) Report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with the City of Toronto capital performance for the year ended December 31, 2017. Actual capital expenditures for 2017 totalled $3.173 billion or 59.3 percent of 2017 approved Capital Budget of $5.347 billion (see Table 1).

 

For the year-ended December 31, 2017, Tax Supported Programs and Agencies reported capital expenditures of $2.365 billion representing 56.2 percent of their collective 2017 approved Capital Budget of $4.210 billion. Rate Supported Programs reported capital expenditures of $808.1 million, representing 71.0 percent of their collective 2017 approved Capital Budget of $1.138 billion.

 

Table 1: Summary of Capital Spending

 

 

2017 Approved Budget

2017 Actual Expenditure

 

($M)

($M)

%

Tax Supported Programs

4,209.7

2,365.0

56.2%

Rate Supported Programs

1,137.8

808.1

71.0%

TOTAL

5,347.4

3,173.1

59.3%

 

The report also provides details on the 87 completed capital projects that have a combined budget of $272.628 million that were completed in the fourth quarter, 2017 and are ready to be closed. They have been completed with a total realized underspending of $38.095 million. The permanent underspending which has associated funding of $3.541 million in Provincial Grants, $6.398 million in Capital from Current, $18.500 million in debt, $2.163 million in Development Charges, $2.269 million in reserves/reserve funds, $0.952 million in Recoverable Debt and $4.272 million in other internal/external funds will be returned to their original Council approved funding sources.

 

For 2017, a total of 413 capital projects were completed with a combined capital budget of $919.234 million and an actual combined expenditure of $836.285 million, resulting in a total saving of $82.949 million or 9.0 percent.

 

A total of $4.008 billion or 75 percent of the 2017 approved Capital Budget is allocated to 9 Programs and Agencies, to which $1.745 billion or 80 percent of the underspending is also attributed, as illustrated in the Table 2 below.

 

Table 2: Key Drivers of underspending for 2017

 

($Million)

2017 Approved Budget $

2017 Actual Expenditure

Unspent $

Spending Rate %

         

Toronto Transit Commission

2,303.3

1,438.2

865.1

62.4%

Transportation Services

508.2

272.4

235.8

53.6%

Facilities Management, Real Estate and Environment

291.6

161.4

130.2

55.4%

Parks, Forestry and Recreation

237.4

144.0

93.4

60.7%

Corporate Initiatives

175.0

4.8

170.2

2.8%

Toronto Parking Authority

164.3

55.9

108.4

34.0%

Solid Waste Management Services

129.9

84.9

45.0

65.3%

Waterfront Revitalization Initiative

109.6

49.9

59.7

45.6%

Information & Technology

88.8

51.7

37.1

58.2%

Sub Total

4,008.1

2,263.3

1,744.9

56.5%

         

Other Programs

1,339.3

909.9

429.4

67.9%

Grand Total

5,347.4

3,173.1

2,174.3

59.3%

 

Programs and Agencies reported that the rate of spending in 2017 was largely driven by expropriation process delays for the acquisition of various sites, unanticipated site conditions, longer than planned timelines to obtain necessary approvals or required permits and design issues. Further details on the progress of all approved capital projects for each City Program and Agency can be found in Appendix 4 of this report.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 13, 2018) Report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer on Capital Variance Report for the Year Ended December 31, 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116708.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Capital Variance Summary for the year ended December 31, 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116721.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Capital Projects for Closure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116709.pdf)

Appendix 3 - Major Capital Projects
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116722.pdf)

Appendix 4 - Capital Dashboard for Programs/Agencies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116710.pdf)

(June 5, 2018) Report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer on Capital Variance Report for the Year Ended December 31, 2017 - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116052.pdf)


EX35.26

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Operating Variance Report for the Year Ended December 31, 2017
To be considered after Item EX35.1

Communications EX35.26.1 to EX35.26.8 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize up to $13 million in additional 2018 funding to improve and accelerate the implementation of road safety measures identified in the City's Vision Zero Strategy, over and above the $21.3 million already budgeted for these initiatives in the approved 2018 Budget. Effective immediately, the funding for the implementation of these measures will be provided from surplus that is allocated to the Capital Financing Reserve.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to focus the road safety measures noted in Recommendation 1 above on increased and accelerated traffic calming measures, safety improvements, and street design interventions.

Origin
(June 14, 2018) Report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide Council with the City of Toronto's Operating Variance results for the year ended December 31, 2017 and the disposition of the 2017 year-end operating surplus.

 

As noted in Table 1, the final 2017 year-end expenditures for Tax Supported Operations resulted in a net favourable variance of $260.452 million available for distribution after Council directions and legislative requirements are met. This surplus represents 2.4 percent of the Tax Supported Gross Expenditure Budget and is consistent with historical year-end results.

 

Table 1: Tax Supported Operating Variance Summary ($ Millions)

 

Variance

2017 Year-End Results Over / (Under)

Gross

Revenue

Net $

Net %

Total City Operations

(229.3)

(168.6)

(60.7)

-1.1%

Total Agencies

(128.2)

(30.0)

(98.3)

-2.6%

Total Corporate Accounts

(33.2)

104.6

(137.8)

-8.9%

Final Year-End Operating Results

(390.7)

(94.0)

(296.7)

-2.8%

Council / Legislative Requirements

 

 

(36.3)

 

Year-End Surplus Available for Distribution

 

 

(260.5)

-2.4%

 

In accordance with Council and legislative requirements, a portion of the surplus ($36.262 million) will be allocated to reserves for the following Programs and Agency: Toronto Building ($27.588 million), City Planning ($6.558 million) and Exhibition Place ($2.116 million).

 

The 2017 year-end net surplus of $260.452 million is driven largely by the following key factors:

 

- Over-achieved Municipal Land Transfer Tax revenue of $95.684 due to higher than anticipated real estate market activity.
 

- Under-expenditure by the Toronto Transit Commission of $88.695 million net primarily as a result of lower departmental material expenditures, labour costs, employee benefits and utility costs of $71.668 million net within Conventional Service, and fewer than budgeted customer journeys than planned within Wheel Trans of $17.027 million net.

 
- Favourable year-end variance in Supplementary Taxes of $15.230 million net due to the anticipated number of properties and assessment values received from Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) being higher than budget.
 

- Higher than budgeted Interest / Investment Earnings of $15.747 million as a result of new investment tools for short term funds in 2017.
 

- Favourable year-end variance in Debt Charges of $12.122 million due to timing of debt issuance and lower interest rates.
 

- A remaining favourable variance of $32.974 million or 0.3 percent of the Gross Expenditure Budget for the balance of City Programs and Agencies primarily due to a combination of under spending in salary and benefits from vacant positions and volume driven under spending in non-salary expenditure categories.

 

Consistent with the Council approved Surplus Management Policy, at least 75 percent or $196.539 million will be allocated to the Capital Financing Reserve and the remaining $63.913 million will be allocated to underfunded liabilities and/or reserve funds.

 

Rate Supported Programs:

 

Rate Supported Programs reported a cumulative year-end net favourable variance of $29.356 million. Table 2 below summarizes the 2017 year end results for each Rate Supported Program:

 

Table 2: Rate Supported Net Variance Summary ($ Millions)

 

Rate Supported Programs

2017 Year-End Results Over/(Under)

Gross

Revenue

Net $

Net %

Solid Waste Management Services

(8.8)

(4.8)

(4.0)

-1.0%

Toronto Parking Authority

(2.0)

(3.8)

1.9

1.9%

Toronto Water

(32.7)

(5.5)

(27.2)

-2.2%

Total Variance

(43.5)

(14.1)

(29.4)

-1.7%

 

The key year-end net under spending was driven by:

 

- A year-end favourable variance of $4.028 million net in Solid Waste Management Services as a result of under expenditure in salaries and benefits in Collections and Litter Operations section, lower spending on contracted services due to lower tonnage of recyclable material processed, higher than budgeted revenues from tipping fees and sale of recyclables and scrap.
 

- A revenue shortfall in Toronto Parking Authority of $1.858 million net primarily due to off-street carpark closures and a delay in securing sponsorship for the Bike Share Program.
 

- A favourable variance in Toronto Water of $27.186 million net primarily due to lower than budgeted costs from fewer weather related emergencies and project delays, underspending in salaries and benefits from vacant positions, lower than anticipated demand for chemicals and lower than budgeted utility costs.

 

Complement:

 

Table 3: 2017 Year-End Vacancy Analysis

 

Program/Agency

2017 Year-End

Operating Vacancy %

Capital Vacancy %

Budgeted Gapping %

Operating* Vacancy Rate (After Gapping)

City Operations

3.6%

22.7%

2.4%

1.2%

Agencies

5.0%

16.9%

3.4%

1.6%

Corporate Accounts**

10.0%

0.0%

0.0%

10.0%

Total Levy Operations

4.4%

18.8%

2.9%

1.5%

Rate Supported Programs

5.5%

16.5%

3.0%

2.6%

Grand Total

4.5%

18.8%

2.9%

1.6%

 

*Vacancy after Gapping % is based on operating positions only.

**Corporate Accounts are largely driven by Parking Enforcement Unit vacancies.

 

As of December 31, 2017, the City recorded an operating (service delivery) vacancy rate of 1.6 percent, after gapping, for an approved complement of 51,378 operating positions. The approved complement for capital (service delivery) positions at year-end is 3,471 positions with a recorded capital vacancy rate of 18.8 percent.

 

A detailed overview of the year-end complement is provided in the Approved Complement Section of this report.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 14, 2018) Report and Appendices A to E from the Interim Chief Financial Officer on Operating Variance Report for the Year Ended December 31, 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116880.pdf)

(June 5, 2018) Report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer on Operating Variance Report for the Year Ended December 31, 2017 - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116051.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(June 23, 2018) E-mail from Carolee Orme (CC.Supp.EX35.26.1)
(June 24, 2018) Letter from Sue Dexter and Carolee Orme, Harbord Village Residents’ Association (CC.Supp.EX35.26.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85212.pdf)

(June 25, 2018) E-mail from Andrea Poptsis (CC.Supp.EX35.26.3)
(June 25, 2018) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.EX35.26.4)
(June 25, 2018) E-mail from Mary Helen Spence on behalf of the ABC Residents Association Board (CC.Supp.EX35.26.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85218.pdf)

(June 24, 2018) Letter from Ralph Daley, President, Grange Community Association (CC.Supp.EX35.26.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85220.pdf)

(June 25, 2018) E-mail from David Harrison, Chair, The Annex Residents' Association (CC.New.EX35.26.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85228.pdf)

(June 26, 2018) E-mail from Joan MacCallum, Vice Chair, Seaton Village Residents Association (CC.New.EX35.26.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85283.pdf)


EX35.28

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Children's Services Amendment to the 2018 Approved Operating Budget to Reflect Increases in Provincial Contributions
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:    

 

1.  City Council amend the Children's Services 2018 approved Operating Budget to reflect an increase of $41.329 million gross, $0 net and the associated Service Levels, with the following allocations:

 

a.  an increase of $13.744 million gross, $0 net in General Operating Funding to improve affordability be made to eligible licensed child care programs, in accordance with City guidelines, fully funded by the Province;

 

b.  an increase of $8.305 million gross, $0 net for the Fee Stabilization Support program, fully funded by the Province;

 

c.  an increase of $0.358 million gross, $0 net for the Journey Together Program to increase the number of culturally relevant licensed child care spaces and child and family programs, fully funded by the Province;

 

d.  new funding of $4.792 million gross, $0 net for Licensed Home Child Care, to provide stable funding to benefit home child care providers in the form of increased compensation and benefit parents in the form of reduced fees, fully funded by the Province;

 

e.  an additional $0.845 million gross, $0 net for Specials Needs Resourcing, fully funded by the Province;

 

f.  an additional $1.240 million gross, $0 net to administer expansion and growth, that includes an additional 5 permanent positions and 3 temporary positions to support planning and implementation of system growth and expansion, fully funded by the Province; and

 

g.  new funding of $12.045 million for the Community-Based Early Years and Child Care Capital Program (CBCP), fully funded by the Province.

 

2.  Authorize the Acting General Manager, Children's Services to receive the funding from the Province of Ontario for the new Community-Based Early Years and Child Care Capital Program, and enter into Service Agreements that are to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, with provider agencies in order to flow provincial funds to these agencies.

Origin
(June 4, 2018) Report from Acting General Manager, Children's Services
Summary

This report seeks approval to amend the 2018 Approved Operating Budget for Children's Services to reflect an increase of $41.329 million in Year 2 Provincial contributions.

 

This report recommends amendments to the 2018 Approved Operating Budget for Children's Services that supports the City Council-approved Child Care Service Plan 2015 - 2019, the City Council approved Toronto's Licensed Child Care Growth Strategy for Children under 4, 2017-2026 and the Child Care Growth Strategy - Phase One Implementation (2017-2019).

Background Information (Committee)
(June 4, 2018) Report from the Acting General Manager, Children's Services on Children's Services Amendment to the 2018 Approved Operating Budget to Reflect Increases in Provincial Contributions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116197.pdf)


EX35.29

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Fleet Services Division 2017 Capital Budget and 2018-2026 Capital Plan Adjustment and Accelerations / Deferrals
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the acceleration and deferral of funds in Fleet Services Division's 2017 Council Approved Capital Budget and 2018-2026 Capital Plan in the amount of $0.242 million, as illustrated in Appendix A to the report (May 30, 2018) from the General Manager, Fleet Services, with zero gross and net debt impact.

Origin
(May 30, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Fleet Services
Summary

The purpose of this report is to amend the Fleet Services Division (FSD) 2017 Council Approved Capital Budget and 2018-2027 Capital Plan. The amendments will have zero gross and net debt impact and will better align 2017 and future cash flows with Fleet Services Division program requirements.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 30, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Fleet Services on Fleet Services Division 2017 Capital Budget and 2018-2026 Capital Plan Adjustment and Accelerations / Deferrals
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116198.pdf)

Appendix A - 2017 Accelerations/Deferrals
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115984.pdf)


EX35.30

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Public Library - Project Cost and Cash Flow Adjustments to the 2018 Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Plan
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the following adjustments to Toronto Public Library's 2018-2027 capital budget and plan with no net impact on annual debt levels:

 

a.  increase the cost of the Wychwood Branch capital project by $5.663 million, from $10.133 million to $15.796 million, funded by $4.509 million from the development charges reserve fund (XR2115), $0.800 million operating savings from branch closure and $0.354 million from debt originally planned for the Multi-Branch State of Good Repair program; and

 

b.  decrease the project cost of the Multi-Branch State of Good Repair program in 2020 by $0.354 million gross and debt from $4.027 million to $3.673 million.

 

2.  City Council approve the following adjustments to Toronto Public Library's 2018-2027 capital budget and plan with no net impact on annual debt levels:

 

a.  increase the cost of the St. Clair/Silverthorn branch project by $0.918 million, from $2.897 million to $3.815 million, funded by $0.328 million from the development charges reserve fund (XR2115) and $0.590 million from debt transferred from the Multi-Branch State of Good Repair program; and

 

b.  in-year capital budget transfer of $0.590 million gross and debt from the Multi-Branch State of Good Repair program to the St. Clair/Silverthorn branch project.

 

3.  City Council approve the 2018 capital budget adjustment to increase the cost of the North York Central Library Phase 1 project by $2.500 million, from $14.974 million to $17.474 million, with 2018 cash flow increasing from $2.781 million to $5.281 million funded by $2.250 million of additional operating savings due to the extended branch closure for construction in 2018 and $0.250 million of development charges, with no impact to City debt.

Origin
(June 1, 2018) Report from the City Librarian
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide Executive Committee with Project Cost and Cash Flow Adjustments to the Toronto Public Library's 2018 Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Plan as approved by the Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 1, 2018) Report from the City Librarian on Toronto Public Library - Project Cost and Cash Flow Adjustments to the 2018 Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116076.pdf)

Appendix A - Toronto Public Library Board Minute No. 18-061
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116380.pdf)

Appendix B - Toronto Public Library Board Minute No. 18-091
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116381.pdf)

Appendix C - Toronto Public Library Board Minute No. 18-092
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116382.pdf)

Declared Interests (Committee)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor James Pasternak - as his spouse, while on leave, remains an employee of the Toronto Public Library.


EX35.31

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Biodiesel Pilot Funding Requirements
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the following adjustments and increases to the Approved 2018 Fleet Services Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Plan:

 

a.  create a new capital project named "Biodiesel Pilot Project" with total project cost of $198,400, and cash flows of $131,700 in 2018 and $66,700 in 2019, with 2019 costs to be funded from the Vehicle and Equipment Reserve (XQ0003);

 

b.  reallocate $131,700 project cost and cash flow from the Fleet Management and Fuel System Integration Project (CFL048-04) to the new capital project, "Biodiesel Pilot Project", through an in-year budget adjustment in 2018, with a net zero budget impact to the 2018 Approved Fleet Capital Budget.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to identify the source and funds required to conduct a biodiesel pilot to evaluate the use of B10 biodiesel (10 percent biofuel, 90 percent diesel) in the four (4) coldest winter months and B20 biodiesel (20 percent biofuel, 80 percent diesel) for the remaining eight (8) months of the year.  The results of the pilot will allow the Fleet Services Division to identify a plan for the City to move forward with a comprehensive biodiesel strategy.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee on Biodiesel Pilot Funding Requirements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115744.pdf)

(May 8, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Fleet Services on Biodiesel Pilot Funding Requirements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115743.pdf)


EX35.32

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Capital Variance Report for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve in-year budget adjustments to the 2018-2027 Approved Capital Budget and Plan as detailed in Appendix 4 to the report (May 18, 2018) from the Interim Chief Financial Officer that result in no incremental impact on debt funding.

 

2.  City Council approve additional 2017 carry forward funding for Sony Centre as detailed in Appendix 6 to the report (May 18, 2018) from the Interim Chief Financial Officer, and increase 2018 Approved Capital Budget by $0.989 million to be funded from Development Charges ($0.289 million) and other developer contribution ($0.700 million).

 

3.  City Council receive for information the list of 30 completed capital projects/sub-projects to be closed as detailed in Appendix 2 to the report (May 18, 2018) from the Interim Chief Financial Officer that results in a total combined project budget underspending of $4.498 million.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with the City of Toronto capital spending for the three month period ended March 31, 2018, as well as projected actual expenditures to December 31, 2018. Furthermore, this report seeks City Council's approval for in-year budget adjustments to the 2018 Approved Capital Budget and additional carry-forward from 2017 that have no impact on approved debt.

 

The report also details the 30 completed capital projects that have a combined budget of $72.114 million that are ready to be closed. They have been completed under budget, realizing underspending of $4.498 million. The permanent underspending which has associated funding of $0.859 million in debt, $3.446 million in reserves/reserve funds, $0.005 million in Provincial Grants, $0.025 million in Development Charges and $0.164 million in other Revenue will be returned to their original funding sources.

 

Table 1: Three months and Year-end Projected Spending Rate

 

 

2018 Approved Capital Budget

Actual Expenditures - January to March

Projected Actual Expenditures at year-end

   

($M)

%

($M)

%

Tax Supported

4,652.4

441.1

9.5%

3,708.2

79.7%

Rate Supported Programs:

1,180.5

69.0

5.8%

965.8

81.8%

TOTAL

5,832.9

510.1

8.7%

4,674.0

80.1%

 

The spending pattern for the first three months is typically within 10 percent of the total City Council Approved Capital Budget. As detailed by City Program and Agency in Appendix 1, total expenditures for the first three months of 2018 is $0.510 billion or 8.7 percent of the 2018 City Council Approved Budget, representing a higher spending rate than prior years, when compared to $285.884 million or 5.4 percent in the first quarter of 2017 and $277.337 million or 5.9 percent in the first quarter of 2016.

 

The projected expenditure to year-end is expected to reach $4.674 billion or 80.1 percent of the total 2018 Approved Capital Budget. 23 of the 31 City Programs and Agencies have projected year-end spending rate in excess of 70 percent: Tax Supported Programs project a spending rate of 79.7 percent while Rate Supported Programs project a spending rate of 81.8 percent by year-end.

 

The projected year-end spending rates presented in this report are based on the submissions from each Program and Agency, and as such, the preparation of this report has been based on this information.

 

Figure 1 below compares the actual year-end spending rate from 2013 to 2018 showing the 5 year average spending rate from 2012 to 2016, the third quarter projected year-end spending for 2017 and the first quarter projected year-end spending rate for 2018.

 

Figure 1: 2013 - 2018 Capital Spending Rate

 

(See Figure 1 titled "2013 - 2018 Capital Spending Rate ",

in the Summary section of the report dated

May 18, 2018 from the Interim Chief Financial Officer)

 

The 2018 Capital Budget of $5.833 billion represents the highest Capital Budget the City has had for its Tax and Rate Supported Programs. This level of funding reflects a City Council Approved Capital Budget of $4.011 billion plus a combined adjustment for 2017 carry forward funding and 2018 in-year budget amendments of $1.822 billion.

 

Both the Approved Capital Budget (including carry forward funding) and actual capital expenditures have been steadily trending upwards over the last 5 years: from $2.386 billion in 2013 to spending of $2.855 billion in 2016 and projected in the third quarter 2017 to reach $3.681 billion by the end of 2017. While overall capital spending has increased annually, the spending rate is relative to the higher approved funding levels. The projected year-end spending rate of 80.1 percent for 2018 is higher compared to historic year-end spending rates. This is the best estimate that City Programs and Agencies can provide at this early stage in the year.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee on Capital Variance Report for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115809.pdf)

(May 18, 2018) Report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer on Capital Variance Report for the Three-Month Period Ended March 31, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115800.pdf)

Appendix 1 - 2018 Capital Variance Summary for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115804.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Capital Projects for Closure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115805.pdf)

Appendix 3 - Major Capital Projects
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115801.pdf)

Appendix 4 - In-Year Adjustments for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115802.pdf)

Appendix 5 - Capital Dashboard for Programs/Agencies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115803.pdf)

Appendix 6 - Additional 2017 Carry Forward
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115806.pdf)


EX35.33

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Operating Variance Report for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct that Heads of City Divisions and Agencies projecting year-end unfavourable variances implement mitigation strategies effective immediately in conjunction with the Interim Chief Financial Officer and that the Interim Chief Financial Officer report back to Executive Committee with the Five Month Operating Variance Report on actions being taken to offset these projected net over-expenditures or unrealized revenues.

 

2.  City Council approve the budget adjustments and any associated complement changes detailed in Appendix F to the report (May 18, 2018) from the Interim Chief Financial Officer to amend the 2018 Approved Operating Budget that have no impact to the 2018 Approved Net Operating Budget of the City.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with the operating variance for the three months ended March 31, 2018 as well as projections to year-end. This report also requests City Council's approval for amendments to the 2018 Approved Operating Budget that have no impact on the City's 2018 Approved Net Operating Budget.

 

The following table summarizes the financial position of the City's Tax Supported Operations as of the first fiscal quarter and the projection at year-end:

 

Table 1: Tax Supported Operating Net Variance Summary

 

Variance

March 31, 2018

Over/(Under)

Projected Y/E 2018

Over/(Under)

$M

% of Budget

$M

% of Budget

Gross Expenditures

(78.9)

-3.2%

(88.5)

-0.8%

Revenues

(4.1)

-0.3%

(98.6)

-1.4%

Net Expenditures

(74.8)

-7.7%

10.1

0.2%

Less: Toronto Building

(5.1)

105.8%

(9.9)

93.0%

Net Expenditures (Excl. Toronto Building)

(69.6)

-7.1%

20.1

0.5%

 

In accordance with the Building Code Act, the surplus from Toronto Building must be contributed to the Building Code Act Service Improvement Reserve Fund to create and maintain systems and processes which enable service delivery timelines and reporting requirements of the Province's Bill 124, Building Code Statute Law Amendment Act, and 2002 Legislation to be met.

 

Year-to-Date Spending Results:

 

As noted in Table 1 above, Tax Supported Operations reported a favourable net variance of $74.793 million or 7.7 percent of planned expenditures for the three months ended March 31, 2018, and are projecting a year-end shortfall of $10.113 million or 0.2 percent of the 2018 Approved Operating Budget.

 

The year-to-date net underspending was primarily driven by:

 

- Over-achieved Municipal Land Transfer Tax revenue due to higher than anticipated non-residential market activity in the first quarter ($30.074 million net).
 

- Underspending by Transportation Services driven by lower contract costs, lower than planned salary and benefit spending due to vacant positions and higher than planned revenue from permit fees ($8.987 million net).

 
- Lower than planned Debt Charges in the first quarter as a result of the anticipated debt interest payment being posted a month later than planned ($8.612 million net).
 

- Favourable variance in Parks, Forestry and Recreation is primarily driven by underspending in salaries and benefits due to delays in the hiring process of hard-to-fill classifications including the timing of seasonal skilled labour requirements ($6.666 million net).
 

- Underspending by the Toronto Transit Commission of $9.335 million net primarily as a result of lower departmental material expenditures, labour, and utility costs of $6.419 million net within the Conventional Service, and lower net costs of $2.916 million associated with lower than planned ridership within Wheel Trans.
 

- Over-achieved revenue in Toronto Building primarily due to the increasing number of building permit applications ($5.143 million net).

 

Year-End Spending Projections:

 

Contrary to the first quarter trend, the City is projecting a net unfavourable year-end variance of $10.113 million or 0.2 percent of the 2018 Approved Operating Budget. The key drivers for the expected unfavourable year-end net position are largely due to the following:

 

- Over expenditure in Shelter, Support and Housing Administration of $22.351 million net due to increased occupancy pressures and demand for Hostel Services.
 

- Under-achieved revenue in Transportation Services of $9.974 million net as a result of lower than budgeted utility cut repair net revenue and utility cut fixed permit fee revenue due to lower than budgeted volumes.
 

- Over spending in Toronto Police Service of $3.800 million net due to higher than budgeted salary and benefits costs, driven by overtime spending for uniformed officers to meet service demands and an increase in the establishment for Communications Operators in order to meet the standard call centre response times.
 

- The above over-spending will be partially offset by $27.027 million as a result of:

 

- Higher than budgeted revenue in City Planning and Toronto Building from expected continuation of higher development activity;
 

- Higher Dividend Income from Toronto Hydro final 2017 performance based on the receipt of the Corporation's financial statements;
 

- Continued under-spending in Municipal Licensing and Standards on salaries and benefits from vacant positions; and
 

- Sustained under-spending in Toronto Conventional Service - Wheel Trans programs.

 

Consistent with the City's financial management practices and policies, Programs and Agencies projecting an unfavourable year-end variance are required to identify and implement mitigation strategies to offset these projected overspending or unrealized revenues. The actions taken to address any projected shortfalls will be included as part of the Five Month Operating Variance report.

 

Rate Supported Programs:

 

As noted in Table 2 below, Rate Supported Operations reported a favourable net variance of $26.585 million and are projecting a year-end under-expenditure of $11.919 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018.

 

Table 2: Rate Supported Net Variance Summary ($ Millions)

 

Rate Supported Programs

March 31, 2018

Projected Y/E 2018

Over/(Under)

Over/(Under)

Solid Waste Management Services

(2.7)

2.9

Toronto Parking Authority

(0.3)

3.8

Toronto Water

(23.5)

(18.6)

Total Variance

(26.6)

(11.9)

 

The key year-to-date net underspending in Rate Supported Programs was driven by:

 

- Under-spending in Solid Waste Management Services of $2.736 million net or 11.5 percent in salaries and benefits due to vacancies in Collections and Litter Operations. However, due to anticipated decrease in revenue as a result of changing global market conditions for recyclable materials, an unfavourable year-end projection of $2.931 million net is anticipated.
 

- A favourable variance in Toronto Parking Authority of $0.347 million net or 2.6 percent is primarily due to lower than anticipated utility costs, parking equipment repair costs, municipal taxes, which partially offset by higher credit card processing fees and lower on-street and off-street parking revenues. Toronto Parking Authority is anticipating a further decrease in revenue for on and off-street parking as well as a delay in acquiring sponsorship for the Bike Share Program, resulting in an unfavourable year-end projection of $3.750 million net.

 
- Positive revenue in Toronto Water of $23.502 million net reflecting the sale of water being posted in advance of the first quarter plan, as well as an overall volume increase for new sewer service connections, private water agreements and one-time compensation from third party for damages related to a previously completed capital project. A favourable year-end variance of $18.600 million is forecasted on the basis of continued underspending in salary and benefits from vacant positions and the unanticipated one time revenue from a third party.

 

Complement:

 

As of March 31, 2018, the City recorded an operating vacancy rate of 1.7 percent after gapping against an approved complement of 51,875.2 operating or service delivery positions. The year-to-date vacancy rate for capital positions was 26.0 percent of an approved complement of 3,658.2 positions for capital project delivery.

 

Table 3: 2018 Year-To-Date Vacancy Rate

 

Program/Agency

2018 Year-to-Date

Operating Vacancy %

Capital Vacancy %

Budgeted Gapping %

Operating* Vacancy Rate (After Gapping)

City Operations

5.0%

27.2%

2.4%

2.6%

Agencies

5.3%

25.1%

4.9%

0.4%

Corporate Accounts**

9.9%

0.0%

0.0%

9.9%

Total Levy Operations

5.2%

25.8%

3.7%

1.5%

Rate Supported Programs

7.5%

33.0%

3.3%

4.2%

Grand Total

5.3%

26.0%

3.7%

1.7%

 

*Vacancy after Gapping % is based on operating positions only.

**Corporate Accounts are largely driven by Parking Enforcement Unit vacancies

 

The year-end operating vacancy rate, after gapping, is projected to be on budget for an approved complement of 51,753.2 operating positions. The forecasted vacancy rate for capital positions is projected to be 6.4 percent for an approved complement of 3,639.2 positions by year-end.

 

Table 4: 2018 Year-End Projected Vacancy Rate

 

Program/Agency

2018 Year-End Projection

Operating Vacancy %

Capital Vacancy %

Budgeted Gapping %

Operating* Vacancy Rate (After Gapping)

City Operations

2.1%

13.7%

2.4%

0.0%

Agencies

4.1%

2.0%

4.9%

0.0%

Corporate Accounts**

0.7%

0.0%

0.0%

0.7%

Total Levy Operations

3.1%

6.0%

3.7%

0.0%

Rate Supported Programs

6.1%

21.4%

3.3%

2.7%

Grand Total

3.3%

6.4%

3.7%

0.0%

 

*Vacancy after Gapping % is based on operating positions only.

**Corporate Accounts are largely driven by Parking Enforcement Unit vacancies

 

A detailed overview of the first quarter complement is provided in the Approved Complement Section of this report.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee on Operating Variance Report for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115815.pdf)

(May 18, 2018) Report and Appendices A to G from the Interim Chief Financial Officer on Operating Variance Report for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115816.pdf)


EX35.34

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Facilities 2018 Capital Budget and 2019 - 2027 Capital Plan Adjustments and Accelerations / Deferrals (Second Quarter)
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the reallocation of funds in Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy's 2018 Council Approved Capital Budget in the amount of $2.35 million, as illustrated in Schedule A to the report (May 10, 2018) from the General Manager, Facilities Management, with zero gross and net debt impact.

 

2.  City Council amend the 2018-2027 Council Approved Capital Budget and Plan for Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy (FREEE) to add a new capital project called "Various Locations - Fire Services Security Upgrades" with total project cost and cash flow in 2018 of $0.750 million for Fire Services security upgrades fully offset by a decrease in total project cost and cash flow for "Structural/Building Envelope" (CCA218-06) in 2018 of $0.750 million as illustrated in Schedule A to the report (May 10, 2018) from the General Manager, Facilities Management, with zero gross and net debt impact.

 

3.  City Council authorize the deferral and acceleration of funds in Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy's 2018 Council Approved Capital Budget and 2019‑2027 Capital Plan in the amount of $2.00 million, as illustrated in Schedule B to the report (May 10, 2018) from the General Manager, Facilities Management, with zero gross and net debt impact.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to amend the Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy (FREEE) 2018 Council Approved Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Plan.  The amendments will have zero gross and net debt impact and will better align 2018 and future cash flows with Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy program requirements.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee on Facilities 2018 Capital Budget and 2019 - 2027 Capital Plan Adjustments and Accelerations / Deferrals (Second Quarter)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115817.pdf)

(May 10, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Facilities Management on Facilities 2018 Capital Budget and 2019 - 2027 Capital Plan Adjustments and Accelerations / Deferrals (Second Quarter)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115818.pdf)

Schedule A - 2018 Budget Adjustments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115819.pdf)

Schedule B - 2018 Deferrals/Accelerations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115820.pdf)


EX35.35

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Project Cost Adjustments and Deferrals / Accelerations to the Parks, Forestry and Recreation 2018 Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Plan (Second Quarter)
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the reallocation of funds and revision to project costs within the Parks, Forestry and Recreation 2018 Council Approved Capital Budget and future year commitments in the amount of $5.110 million, as included in Appendix 1 to the report (May 18, 2018) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, with no debt impact.

 

2.  City Council authorize the deferral of $17.156 million and acceleration of $30.253 million for projects in Parks, Forestry and Recreation's 2018 Council Approved Capital Budget and future year commitments, as included in Appendix 2 to the report (May 18, 2018) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, with a 2018 gross increase and 2019 gross decrease of $13.097 million with no debt impact.

 

3.  City Council authorize amendments to project costs and cash flows within the Parks, Forestry and Recreation approved 2018 Capital Budget and future year commitments in the amount of $5.527 million, as included in Appendix 3 to the report (May 18, 2018) from the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation, with no debt impact.

 

4.  City Council authorize an amendment to the Parks, Forestry and Recreation approved 2018 Capital Budget to change the project scope for the following projects:


a.  change the location of the Garland Park New Playground sub-project in the Playgrounds/Waterplays project to the Village Green Park Playground;

 

b.  change the Carlaw-Dundas Parkette sub-project in the Park Development project to Carlaw-Dundas and Ward 30 Park Improvements;

 

c.  change the Allan Gardens Artist Gardens Design S42 sub-project in the Park Development project to Allan Gardens Improvements Design S42;

 

d.  change the Allan Gardens Artist Gardens Construction sub-project in the Park Development project to Allan Gardens Improvements Construction.

 

5.  City Council approve an amendment to the Parks, Forestry and Recreation approved 2018 Capital Budget for the Pessoa Park Development sub-project in the Park Development project, by increasing the project cost by $0.800 million from $0.330 million to $1.130 million with the $0.800 million cash flowed in 2019 and funding from the Parkland Acquisition South District Local Land Reserve Fund (XR2208).

 

6.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to negotiate and execute an Agreement with 11 Peel Avenue Inc. operating as Streetcar Developments, for the City to provide funding in the amount of $1.130 million for the increased costs associated with the environmental cleanup of the Pessoa Park lands owned by the City, for a term of one (1) year commencing on or about October 1, 2018 with the City having the option to extend the agreement on a month-to-month basis at the sole discretion of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation for up to one additional year, all in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor. All work at Pessoa Park shall comply with City of Toronto policies for Capital Projects.

 

7.  Subject to entering into an agreement with 11 Peel Avenue Inc., City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to transfer up to $1.130 million from Parks, Forestry and Recreation's approved 2018 Capital Budget from the Pessoa Park Development sub-project in the Park Development project to 11 Peel Avenue Inc. operating as Streetcar Developments to fund the increased costs associated with the Pessoa Park capital project.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to request authority from City Council to amend the 2018 Council Approved Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Plan for Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PF&R) by adjusting project costs and cash flows contained within the Budget and Plan.  These adjustments will align cash flows for capital project delivery schedules and program requirements and as a result, will have no impact to the timing of debt requirements.  Reallocations to cash flows and project costs are also requested where recent project bids exceed the current approved cash flow or alternatively to advance projects into 2018 that are ready to proceed.  The project scope for four projects is also being requested to be changed to incorporate new or additional locations for work to proceed. 

 

In addition, authority from City Council is required to negotiate and execute an Agreement with 11 Peel Avenue Inc. operating as Streetcar Developments, for the City to provide funding in the amount of $1.130 million for the increased costs associated with the Pessoa Park capital project, to be delivered by 11 Peel Avenue Inc. on city-owned lands.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee on Project Cost Adjustments and Deferrals / Accelerations to the Parks, Forestry and Recreation 2018 Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Plan (Second Quarter)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115821.pdf)

(May 18, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Project Cost Adjustments and Deferrals / Accelerations to the Parks, Forestry and Recreation 2018 Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Plan (Second Quarter)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115822.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Reallocation of Funds and Revision to Project Costs ($000s)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115823.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Deferrals/Accelerations ($000s)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115824.pdf)

Appendix 3 - Adjustments to Project Costs and Cash Flows ($000s)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115825.pdf)


EX35.36

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Water 2018 Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Plan Adjustments
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the reallocation of funds within Toronto Water's Approved 2018 Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Plan in the amount of $28.148 million, for acceleration and deferral of projects, as presented in Schedule A (Parts A, B and C) to the report (May 11, 2018) from the General Manager, Toronto Water, with a zero Budget impact.

 

2.  City Council authorize the reallocation of funds in Toronto Water's Approved 2018 Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Plan in the amount of $1.808 million from projects that have been awarded under budget or delayed to those requiring additional funding in the same amount as presented in Schedule A (Part D) to the report (May 11, 2018) from the General Manager, Toronto Water, with a zero Budget impact.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

This report requests City Council's authority to amend Toronto Water's Approved 2018 Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Plan by adjusting project costs and cash flows contained within the Budget and Plan, respectively, to align the 2018 Capital Budget with changes made to the 2017 Capital Budget at year end. Additional reallocations to project cashflows and project costs are requested where recent project bids exceed the current approved cashflow. These reallocations will allow Toronto Water to continue to deliver projects within its capital plan. The adjustments will have a zero dollar impact on the 2018 Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Budget and Plan and will align the budget and plan with Toronto Water's capital project delivery schedule and program requirements.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee on Toronto Water 2018 Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Plan Adjustments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115829.pdf)

(May 11, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water on 2018 Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Plan Adjustments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115830.pdf)

Schedule A (Parts A to D) - Toronto Water 2018-2019 Budget Adjustments Reallocations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115831.pdf)


EX35.37

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Transportation Services 2018 Capital Budget Adjustments
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the reallocation of funds within Transportation Services' Approved 2018 Capital Budget in the amount of $1,400,000, for funding of projects, as presented in Attachment 1 to the report (May 11, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, with a zero budget impact.


2.  City Council amend the 2018-2027 Capital Budget and Plan for Transportation Services by converting future year estimates for the York Street Tunnel capital project and approving total project costs of $1,675,244 and cash flow commitments of $1,675,244 in 2019, fully funded by debt.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

This report requests City Council's authority to amend Transportation Services' Approved 2018 Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Capital Plan by reallocating cash flows within the 2018 Budget and converting future year estimates to cash flow commitments within the 2019 Plan.  These adjustments will align program requirements and project delivery schedules resulting in improved spending rates.

 

The adjustments will have a zero dollar impact on Transportation Services' 2018 Capital Budget and 2019-2027 Plan.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee on Transportation Services 2018 Capital Budget Adjustments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115832.pdf)

(May 11, 2018) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Transportation Services 2018 Capital Budget Adjustments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115877.pdf)


EX35.38

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Composition of Working Group - Independent External Review with Respect to Toronto Police Service Missing Person Investigations
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve funding in an amount not to exceed $25,000 plus tax for Ms. Davies' retainer.

 

2.  City Council increase the City Council Approved 2018 Police Services Board Operating Budget by $0.025 million on a one-time basis, funded from the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve (XQ0703), from $2.809 million gross to $2.834 million gross, to support the Working Group appointed by the Board to provide legal and community perspectives for the Independent External Review with respect to Police Service Missing Persons Investigations.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to request that the Budget Committee approve funding in an amount not to exceed $25,000 plus tax for Ms. Davies' retainer and to advise the Budget Committee that it is anticipated that following its June 21, 2018 meeting the Toronto Police Services Board ('the Board') will forward a further recommendation seeking City funding for an Independent External Review.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee on Composition of Working Group - Independent External Review with Respect to Toronto Police Service Missing Person Investigations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115833.pdf)

(May 2, 2018) Report and Appendix A from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Composition of Working Group - Independent External Review with Respect to Toronto Police Service Missing Person Investigations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115834.pdf)


EX35.39

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Police Service - 2018 Capital Budget Variance Report - Period Ending March 31, 2018
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve a 2018 cash flow transfer of $1.34 million to the Enterprise Business Intelligence (E.B.I.) project to offset the 2016 unspent carry forward of $1.34 million (M) that is required in 2018 to complete the Enterprise Business Intelligence project, from the following 2018 cash flow sources:

 

a.  $750,000 from the Conducted Energy Weapon project;

 

b.  $94,000 from the Radio Replacement project; and

 

c.  $500,000 from the Parking Handheld Administrative Penalty System project.

 

2.  City Council approve the advancement of $3.49 million in 2019 cash flow to 2018 for the Peer to Peer site project, funded by the deferral of the following 2018 cash flows:

 

a.  $2.6 million from Debt and $797,000 from Development Charges from the 54/55 Amalgamation project; and

 

b.  $100,000 from the State of Good Repair project.

 

3.  City Council approve the advancement of 2020 cash flow to 2018 in the amount of $200,000 for 32 Division project (part of facility realignment) funded by the deferral of the 2018 cash flow for the same amount from 54/55 Amalgamation project.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the Toronto Police Service’s 2018 capital budget variance report for the period ending March 31, 2018

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget committee on Toronto Police Service - 2018 Capital Budget Variance Report - Period Ending March 31, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115836.pdf)

(May 17, 2018) Report and Appendix A from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - 2018 Capital Budget Variance Report - Period Ending March 31, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115837.pdf)


EX35.40

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Capacity Improvements on Bus and Subway Services
Communications EX35.40.1 and EX35.40.2 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve increasing the Toronto Transit Commission conventional service 2018 approved complement of 14,423 by 84 positions to support and deliver capacity improvement initiatives, resulting in an amended 2018 approved complement of 14,507.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

At its meeting on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 the Toronto Transit Commission Board considered the attached report titled "Capacity Improvements on Bus and Subway Services". 

 

The Board adopted the recommendations in the staff report, as follows:

 

"It is recommended that the Board:

 

1.  Approve the following four capacity improvements to be implemented in the fall of 2018, starting in September:

 

a.  improve service reliability on Line 1
b.  relieve peak crowding on 20 bus routes
c.  relieve off-peak crowding on 14 bus routes
d.  implement 7 new express services in the peak periods on a trial basis.

 

2.  Direct Toronto Transit Commission staff to include the required costs to annualize this service in the 2019 Toronto Transit Commission Operating Budget, currently estimated at $10.5 million gross with an $8.5 million net impact on subsidy after accounting for $2 million in incremental passenger revenue.

  

3.  Increase the Toronto Transit Commission conventional service 2018 approved complement of 14,423 by 84 positions to support and deliver capacity improvement initiatives, resulting in an amended 2018 approved complement of 14,507.

 

4.  Forward this report to City Budget Committee, City of Toronto's Planning and Transportation Services, Financial Services departments and Metrolinx."

 

The Board also adopted the following Motion:

 

i)  That the Chief Executive Officer be directed to include in the Toronto Transit Commission's 2019 budget submission one additional gap train on Line 1 in both the a.m. and p.m. peak periods.

 

The foregoing recommendation is submitted for City Council approval through the Budget Committee.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Letter from the Budget Committee on Capacity Improvements on Bus and Subway Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115791.pdf)

(May 16, 2018) Letter from the Head of Commission Services, Toronto Transit Commission on Capacity Improvements on Bus and Subway Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115792.pdf)

(May 8, 2018) Report and Appendices A and B from the Chief Customer Officer, Toronto Transit Commission on Capacity Improvements on Bus and Subway Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-115793.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(June 25, 2018) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.EX35.40.1)
(June 26, 2018) E-mail from Carolyn Johnson (CC.New.EX35.40.2)

EX35.41

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 14, 19 

Multi-Year Agreement with Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and Use of Office Space
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council:

 

a.  approve a five-year rental agreement with Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for the 2018-2022 Royal Fair under the terms and conditions of the standard licence agreement for the Enercare Centre and specific terms outlined in Appendix A to the report (May 16, 2018) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place and such other terms and conditions as satisfactory to the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place and the City Solicitor;

 

b.  approve an initial five-year lease agreement term with Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, commencing from January 1, 2018 and ending on December 31, 2022, with an option right to the Royal Fair of a renewal/extension of five (5) years for use of office space in the Coliseum Building provided that the Royal Fair has entered into a licence agreement with the Board to continue operating the Fair during the extended term on the terms and conditions outlined in Appendix D to the report (May 16, 2018) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, and such other terms and conditions as may be satisfactory to the relevant City of Toronto authorities as required and by the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council direct that the City's support for the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, currently $969,110.00, be paid to Exhibition Place, starting in 2019 and for future years, for specific application as a subsidy to the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place towards the market rent costs for the licenced space used for the annual Fair.

Origin
(May 31, 2018) Letter from the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place
Summary

At its meeting of May 31, 2018, the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place considered the report (May 16, 2018) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on Multi-Year Agreement with Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and Use of Office Space.

 

The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place:

 

a.  Approved a five-year rental agreement with Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for the 2018-2022 Royal Fair under the terms and conditions of the standard licence agreement for the Enercare Centre and specific terms outlined in Appendix A to the report (May 16, 2018) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place and such other terms and conditions as satisfactory to the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place and the City Solicitor. 

 

b.  Approved an initial five-year lease agreement term with Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, commencing from January 1, 2018 and ending on December 31, 2022, with an option right to the Royal Fair of a renewal/extension of five (5) years for use of office space in the Coliseum Building provided that the Royal Fair has entered into a licence agreement with the Board to continue operating the Fair during the extended term on the terms and conditions outlined in Appendix D to the report (May 16, 2018) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, and such other terms and conditions as may be satisfactory to the relevant City of Toronto authorities as required and by the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 31, 2018) Letter from the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place on Multi-Year Agreement with Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and Use of Office Space
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116184.pdf)

(May 16, 2018) Report from the Chief Executive Officer on Multi-Year Licence Agreement with Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and Lease of Office Space
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116185.pdf)

Appendix A - Terms of 2018 Licence Agreement
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116186.pdf)

Appendix B - Exclusive Licenced Move-in, Event and Move-out dates & Requested Facility Preparation Days by Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116187.pdf)

Appendix C - Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - Summary of Net Profit (Loss), Investment Funds, City Grant, Board Discounts, Rent and Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116188.pdf)

Appendix D - Terms of Office Lease
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116189.pdf)


EX35.42

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

CreateTO Procedures By-law
Communication EX35.42.1 has been submitted on this Item
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the CreateTO Procedures By-law.

Origin
(May 17, 2018) Letter from the Board of Directors of Create TO
Summary

At its meeting of May 17, 2018, the Board of Directors of Create TO considered the report (May 3,2018) from the Interim City Manager and the City Clerk on CreateTO Procedures By-law.

 

The Board of Directors of CreateTO:

 

1. Adopted the CreateTO Procedures By-law in Attachment 1 to the report (May 3, 2018) from the Interim City Manager and the City Clerk. 

Background Information (Committee)
(May 17, 2018) Letter from the Board of Directors of CreateTO on CreateTO Procedures By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116151.pdf)

(May 3, 2018) Report from the Interim City Manager and the City Clerk on CreateTO Procedures By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116152.pdf)

Attachment 1 - CreateTO Procedures By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116153.pdf)

Speakers

Johnny Dib
Councillor Janet Davis

Communications (City Council)
(June 26, 2018) Submission from Antoinette Tummillo, CreateTO Transition Lead (CC.New.EX35.42.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85344.pdf)


EX35.43

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Investment Board Procedures By-law
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the Toronto Investment Board Procedures By-law.

Origin
(May 31, 2018) Letter from the Toronto Investment Board
Summary

At its meeting of May 31, 2018, the Toronto Investment Board considered the report (May 11, 2018) from the City Clerk and the Interim City Manager on Toronto Investment Board Procedures By-law.

 

The Toronto Investment Board:

 

1.  Adopted the Toronto Investment Board Procedures By-law in Attachment 1 to the report (May 11, 2018) from the City Clerk and the Interim City Manager.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 31, 2018) Letter from the Toronto Investment Board on Toronto Investment Board Procedures By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116169.pdf)

(May 11, 2018) Report from the City Clerk and the Interim City Manager on Toronto Investment Board Procedures By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116170.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Toronto Investment Board Procedures By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116171.pdf)


EX35.44

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Occupational Health and Safety Report - End of Year 2017
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council receive the End of Year 2017 Occupational Health and Safety Report for information.

Origin
(April 27, 2018) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee
Summary

At its meeting of April 27, 2018, the Employee and Labour Relations Committee considered the report (April 3, 2018) from the Executive Director, Human Resources on Occupational Health and Safety Report - End of Year 2017.

Background Information (Committee)
(April 27, 2018) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee on Occupational Health and Safety Report - End of Year 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116116.pdf)

(April 3, 2018) Report from the Executive Director, Human Resources on Occupational Health and Safety Report - End of Year 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116109.pdf)

Appendix A - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Incidents (January - December) by Division
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116110.pdf)

Appendix B - Lost Time Inquiry Frequency by Division
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116111.pdf)

Appendix C - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Costs for all Firm Numbers
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116112.pdf)

Appendix D (i) - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Invoiced Costs to Year End (<$50,000)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116113.pdf)

Appendix D (ii) - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Invoiced Costs to Year End (>$50,000)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116114.pdf)


EX35.46

ACTION 

 

 

 

One-Time Funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for Additional Staffing and Supplies for Supervised Injection Services at 277 Victoria Street
EX35.46 and HL27.1 will be considered together after Items CC43.5, CC43.6 and CC43.7 on Thursday, June 28th
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council increase the Toronto Public Health 2018 Approved Operating Budget by $237.4 thousand gross, $0 net, and four temporary positions, with an annualized impact of $48.3 thousand gross and $0 net in 2019, to reflect 100 percent one-time provincial funding for harm reduction at the supervised injection service at 277 Victoria Street.

Origin
(June 15, 2018) Letter from Councillor Joe Mihevc
Summary

I am writing to recommend that City Council make adjustments to the 2018 budget to permit acceptance of $285,700 in additional one-time 100 percent provincial funding for the 2018-19 funding year for additional staffing and supplies for Toronto Public Health's Supervised Injection Service (SIS) at 277 Victoria Street.

 

Toronto continues to be in the midst of an opioid poisoning emergency. Rates of fatal opioid poisoning and emergency room visits related to opioid poisoning are increasing.

 

In March 2017, the Board of Health endorsed the Toronto Overdose Action Plan, which provides a comprehensive set of actions to prevent and respond to overdoses, targeted to all levels of government. The Medical Officer of Health and Toronto Public Health staff have worked with other City divisions and community and institutional partners to implement the Action Plan recommendations.  

 

While considerable work has been done, the situation remains urgent, and more must be done. Toronto Public Health remains committed to working with our partners to scale up our response to this public health crisis in our community and enable service providers to implement actions, as recommended in the Action Plan. This funding will enable Toronto Public Health to hire four temporary outreach workers to enhance harm reduction outreach services in Toronto with an initial focus around the Supervised Injection Service and the Downtown East.

 

The letter from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term for this one-time 100 percent provincial funding enhancement is attached as Appendix 1.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 15, 2018) Letter from Councillor Joe Mihevc on One-Time Funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for Additional Staffing and Supplies for Supervised Injection Services at 277 Victoria Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-116984.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Funding Letter from Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-117001.pdf)


Board of Health - Meeting 27
HL27.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Overdose Action Plan: Status Report 2018
EX35.46 and HL27.1 will be considered together after Items CC43.5, CC43.6 and CC43.7 on Thursday, June 28th
Board Recommendations

The Board of Health recommends that:

 

1.  City Council reaffirm its support for a comprehensive, evidence-based response to the opioid overdose crisis that includes prevention, harm reduction, and treatment and, in particular, the critical role that harm reduction measures, such as naloxone distribution, peer support, supervised consumption services, and overdose prevention sites, play in saving lives and improving health.

 

2.  City Council call on the Province of Ontario to continue its response to the opioid overdose crisis by supporting and expanding existing provincially-funded prevention, harm reduction, and treatment measures in the City of Toronto. 

 

3.  City Council request the Medical Officer of Health to work with the Toronto Community Housing Corporation to train their staff on the safe disposal of drug use equipment and actively participate in the safe disposal of this equipment.

 

4.  City Council request the Toronto Community Housing Corporation to require their staff to receive overdose training from Toronto Public Health staff.

 

5.  City Council request the Toronto Community Housing Corporation to urgently review their current policies that discriminate against people who use drugs, and implement a moratorium on evicting tenants based on drug use during the opioid poisoning crisis.

Board Decision Advice and Other Information

The Board of Health:

 

1.  Reinforced with provincial and federal governments the urgency of the opioid poisoning emergency, and the critical need to scale up actions in response. 

 

2.  Urged the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to extend approval of the maximum term for overdose prevention sites from the current 6 months to a 12-month period.

 

3.  Urged the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to support urgent implementation of managed opioid programs (i.e., pharmaceutical heroin/diacetylmorphine and/or hydromorphone), including low-barrier options, across Ontario.

 

4.  Reaffirmed its support for a comprehensive, evidence-based response to the opioid overdose crisis that includes prevention, harm reduction, and treatment and, in particular, the critical role that harm reduction measures such as naloxone distribution, peer support, supervised consumption services, and overdose prevention sites, play in saving lives and improving health.


5.  Directed that the Board of Health's decision and the report (June 4, 2018) from the Medical Officer of Health be forwarded to all Boards of Health in Ontario for information.

 

6.  Requested that the Medical Officer of Health review the communications and public presentations received at the Board of Health meeting on June 18, 2018 for consideration as to the next steps in developing the Toronto Drug Strategy.

Origin
(June 4, 2018) Report from the Medical Officer of Health
Summary

Toronto continues to be in the midst of an opioid poisoning emergency. Rates of fatal opioid poisoning and emergency room visits related to opioid poisoning are increasing. Fentanyl is prevalent in illicit opioid markets, and has replaced heroin/morphine as the most commonly present opioid in accidental overdose deaths in Toronto.

 

In March 2017, the Board of Health endorsed the Toronto Overdose Action Plan, which provides a comprehensive set of actions to prevent and respond to overdoses, targeted to all levels of government. Over the last year, the Medical Officer of Health and Toronto Public Health staff have worked with other City divisions and community and institutional partners to implement the Action Plan recommendations. This staff report provides a summary of actions taken over the last year. The report also highlights ongoing efforts, including community dialogues on a public health approach to drug policy in Canada.

 

While considerable work has been done, the situation remains urgent, and more must be done. Toronto Public Health remains committed to working with our partners to scale up our response to this public health crisis in our community and enable service providers to implement actions, as recommended in the Action Plan.

Background Information (Board)
(June 4, 2018) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Overdose Action Plan: Status Report 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-116008.pdf)

Speakers

Katie Mayerson, Unison Health and Community Services
Dan Werb, Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation, St. Michael’s Hospital
Iola Fortino
Peter Leslie
Julia Barnett, South Riverdale Community Health Centre
Zoe Medland, Regent Park Community Health Centre
Jessica Pisarek, Regent Park Community Health Centre
Gary Thompson
Matt Johnson, Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
Alicia-Francesca Gormley
Fiona White, Co-Chair, Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance
Tai Huynh, Creative Director, OpenLab, University Health Network
Dennis Long, Breakaway Addiction Services
Akia-Ngozi Munga, Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance

Communications (Board)
(May 30, 2018) Letter from Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina, and Chair, Toronto Drug Strategy Implementation Panel (HL.Main.HL27.01.01)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/comm/communicationfile-83271.pdf)

(June 12, 2018) Letter from Angela Robertson, Executive Director, Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (HL.New.HL27.01.02)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/comm/communicationfile-83541.pdf)

(June 15, 2018) Letter from Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (HL.New.HL27.01.03)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/comm/communicationfile-84918.pdf)

(June 15, 2018) Letter from Dr. Howard Ovens, Chief Medical Strategy Officer, Sinai Health System, and Medical Advisor, Sinai Health Foundation (HL.New.HL27.01.04)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/comm/communicationfile-84919.pdf)

(June 14, 2018) Letter from Lynne Raskin, Chief Executive Officer, South Riverdale Community Health Centre (HL.New.HL27.01.05)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/comm/communicationfile-84937.pdf)

(June 18, 2018) Submission from Gary Thompson (HL.New.HL27.01.06)
(June 18, 2018) Letter from Tai Huynh, Creative Director, OpenLab, University Health Network, and Sophia Ikura, Executive Director, Population Health Solutions Lab (HL.New.HL27.01.07)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/comm/communicationfile-84945.pdf)

(June 18, 2018) E-mail from Iola Fortino (HL.New.HL27.01.08)

HL27.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2018 Student Nutrition Program Service Subsidies
Board Recommendations

The Board of Health recommends that:

 

1.  City Council grant authority to the Medical Officer of Health to enter into agreements totalling $14,360,117 with the Angel Foundation for Learning ($3,922,199) and the Toronto Foundation for Student Success ($10,437,918) to administer the 2018 approved municipal funding to eligible Student Nutrition Programs across the City of Toronto.

 

2.  City Council grant authority to the Medical Officer of Health to take the necessary action to give effect to Recommendation 1 in the report (June 4, 2018) from the Medical Officer of Health, including the execution of legal agreements with the Angel Foundation for Learning and the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, on behalf of the City of Toronto.

 

3.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to increase its grant funding investment proportionally to match the City of Toronto's increased investment.

 

4.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to provide annual adjustments to provincial Student Nutrition Program funding in consideration of the impact of food inflation.

 

5.  City Council request the federal government to provide core funding for a national Student Nutrition Program.

Board Decision Advice and Other Information

The Board of Health:  

 

1.  Requested the Province of Ontario to increase its grant funding investment proportionally to match the City of Toronto's increased investment.

 

2.  Requested the Province of Ontario to provide annual adjustments to provincial Student Nutrition Program funding in consideration of the impact of food inflation.

 

3.  Requested the federal government to provide core funding for a national Student Nutrition Program.

 

4.  Directed that a copy of the report (June 4, 2018) from the Medical Officer of Health be forwarded to the Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services, the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ontario Minister of Education, the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, le Conseil scolaire Viamonde, le Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir, the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, the Angel Foundation for Learning, and FoodShare Toronto.

Origin
(June 4, 2018) Report from the Medical Officer of Health
Summary

This report outlines recommendations for the 2018 Student Nutrition Program service subsidy allocations. The proposed combined allocations to the Angel Foundation for Learning and the Toronto Foundation for Student Success total $14,360,117, including $100,000 held in reserve for appeals/late applications.

Background Information (Board)
(June 4, 2018) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on 2018 Student Nutrition Program Service Subsidies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-116017.pdf)


HL27.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2018 Toronto Public Health Budget and Provincial Funding Enhancement for Cost-Shared Mandatory Programs and Services
Board Recommendations

The Board of Health recommends that:

 

1.  City Council increase Toronto Public Health's 2018 operating budget by $904.0 thousand gross, $0 net to leverage the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's funding enhancement for 2018 as a means to supplement the City of Toronto's investment in responding to the health needs of homeless individuals and supporting the shelter system.

 

2.  City Council direct the Medical Officer of Health to incorporate the additional 2018 provincial funding of $1,112.5 thousand for cost-shared mandatory programs and services into the 2018 Toronto Public Health operating base budget.

Board Decision Advice and Other Information

The Board of Health:

 

1.  Agreed to forward to Mayor John Tory all confidential materials related to Toronto Public Health's operating and capital budgets.

 

The Medical Officer of Health gave a presentation on 2018 Toronto Public Health Budget and Provincial Funding Enhancement for Cost-Shared Mandatory Programs and Services.

Origin
(June 11, 2018) Report from the Medical Officer of Health
Summary

In April 2018, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care advised the Medical Officer of Health of the provincial government's intention to increase its share of base funding for mandatory programs and services by two percent in 2018.

 

In early May 2018, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ("the Ministry") confirmed a two percent increase for cost-shared mandatory programs and services for Toronto Public Health. Of the two percent increase ($2,530.5 thousand) for cost-shared mandatory programs and services base funding, $1,418.0 thousand was approved in the 2018 Toronto Public Health 2018 operating budget. This leaves an annualized amount of $1,112.5 thousand of the two percent Ministry increase to address emerging public health needs.

 

As requested by the Board of Health at its April 2018 meeting, this report provides an overview of how the base funding increase would be allocated to help address emerging public health issues. Six opportunities are recommended by the Medical Officer of Health to support Toronto Public Health's activities related to the City's shelter system and respite centres and include: enhanced community outreach, enhanced safe disposal of harm reduction supplies, enhanced infection prevention and control in shelters and respite centres, enhanced collection of health data in the homeless and refugee populations, increased access to healthy food in drop-in centres serving homeless and underhoused people, and targeted communications to support much-needed education, awareness, and public engagement on complex housing and health issues.

 

The 2018 cost to deliver the six opportunities is $904.0 thousand gross. In order to secure the $904.0 thousand from the Ministry, the City will contribute its matched funding of $226.2 (twenty-five percent) through funds already allocated to address the strain being experienced in the shelter system.

Background Information (Board)
(June 11, 2018) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on 2018 Toronto Public Health Budget and Provincial Funding Enhancement for Cost-Shared Mandatory Programs and Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-116422.pdf)

(June 8, 2018) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on 2018 Toronto Public Health Budget and Provincial Funding Enhancement for Cost-Shared Mandatory Programs and Services - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-116022.pdf)

(June 18, 2018) Presentation from the Medical Officer of Health on 2018 Toronto Public Health Budget and Provincial Funding Enhancement for Cost-Shared Mandatory Programs and Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-117102.pdf)

Speakers

Rayna Slobodian

Communications (Board)
(June 11, 2018) Submission from Rayna Slobodian (HL.New.HL27.4.01)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/comm/communicationfile-83499.pdf)


4a 2018 Toronto Public Health Budget and Provincial Funding Enhancement for Cost-Shared Mandatory Programs and Services
Origin
(June 18, 2018) Letter from the Board of Health Budget Committee
Summary

At its meeting on June 18, 2018, the Board of Health Budget Committee considered Item HU14.1 - 2018 Toronto Public Health Budget and Provincial Funding Enhancement for Cost-Shared Mandatory Programs and Services.

Background Information (Board)
(June 18, 2018) Letter from the Board of Health Budget Committee on 2018 Toronto Public Health Budget and Provincial Funding Enhancement for Cost-Shared Mandatory Programs and Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-117044.pdf)


Community Development and Recreation Committee - Meeting 29
CD29.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27, 28 

Closing the Service Gap in the Downtown East Revitalization Area
The Interim City Manager and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration have submitted a supplementary report on this Item (CD29.5a with recommendations).

Communications CD29.5.15 to CD29.5.18 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that: 

 

1.  City Council adopt the following short term, 12-month Action Plan for the Downtown East as set out in Attachment 1 to the report (May 31, 2018) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration:

 

"Action Item 1.  Improve fulltime front-line staff awareness and training on how to respond to community mental health issues and access to mental health resources.

 

Action Item 2.  Provide mental health promotion workshops to community service providers in the Downtown East Area including Suicide Prevention & Workplace Mental Health Promotion.

 

Action Item 3.  Deliver mental health promotion and substance misuse prevention programming in local schools including youth leadership initiatives, parenting programs, and school staff support to address mental health literacy, anti-stigma, as well as safe and caring environments in schools. This work will be enhanced in response to recent changes in drug legislation and Downtown East community concerns.

 

Action Item 4.  Explore opportunities to increase harm reduction staffing and wrap around programming for shelters, 24-hour respite sites and drop-ins.

 

Action Item 5.  Target roll out of overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution program within funded shelters and 24-hour respite sites to support overdose prevention, reduce overdoses and meet the unique needs of service users.

 

Action Item 6.  Provide training to all front line parks, facilities and recreation staff on overdose prevention, education and response as well as de-escalation, tact, and diplomacy when dealing with complex situations.

 

Action Item 7.  Community Recreation and Parks staff will promote harm reduction resources and facilities such as supervised injection sites and treatment facilities.

 

Action Item 8.  Work in partnership with City Divisions, community organizations and local businesses to strengthen outreach and harm reduction strategies, including the promotion of SIS and to provide overdose training in the Downtown East Area.

 

Action Item 9.  Develop and share guidelines for indoor and outdoor sharps disposal with City Divisions, ABC’s and community organizations.

 

Action Item 10.  Support the scaling up of harm reduction services in response to the opioid crisis, including: supporting applications for overdose prevention sites and supervised consumption sites, supporting harm reduction policy development, and facilitating partnerships between community organizations and the City.

 

Action Item 11.  Work with relevant partners to engage Indigenous organizations on Downtown East public service needs and recommendations regarding harm reduction, mental health and homelessness.

 

Action Item 12.  Offer planned recreation programs and leagues to individuals living in shelters or are affected by Homelessness (Downtown East End Softball League, and related volleyball, soccer and yoga programs).

 

Action Item 13.  Review Sign-in protocols for recreation programs to ensure no barriers to those without a fixed address and photo identification.

 

Action Item 14.  Provide access to City washroom and shower facilities at three community centres in the area during regular operating hours seven days per week in the DTE boundaries. Expanded service levels for facility access will occur at John Innes Community Centre during the summer months to bring service levels to a seven day a week operation. Seven day access will continue at all three community centres for the start of the fall season. A communications strategy will be developed to support this action.

 

Action Item 15.  Explore opportunities to increase access to healthy foods for vulnerable communities. 

 

Action Item 16.  Undertake deep consultations with Respite Service Providers to support the ongoing development and refinement of the permanent respite standards that take effect in November 2018.  The consultations will focus on opportunities for enhanced safety, community development and integration.  Service Providers from across the City will be asked to participate in these discussions, and the feedback received will help to inform both the respite program model and the permanent standards for respite sites.

 

Action Item 17.  Launch a new role of Community and Client Engagement Coordinator embedded in the Downtown East. The Community and Client Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for brokering social services, recreational and education programming and opportunities for the service users of 24-hour respite sites. The coordinator will establish and maintain effective working relationships with city councillors, local leaders, organizations, residents, and other community stakeholders. In addition, this position will be responsible for proactively addressing local concerns, improving communication, and mitigating negative impacts in the community.

 

Action Item 18.  Development of a communication protocol to mobilize support for information and effective responses to Violent and Traumatic Critical Incidents. Special attention will be paid to the Victoria Street Supervised Consumption Service.

 

Action Item 19.  Mobilize Coordinated Community Responses to violent and traumatic incidents to address victimization and impact of incidents.  Responses could include psycho-social supports, victim supports, witness supports and community impacts.

 

Action Item 20.  Mobilize inter-sectoral responses to situations of Acutely Elevated Risk. 

 

Action Item 21.  Work with community members, inter-departmental staff, BIAs, and the City Councillors Office to facilitate, workshops, events and initiatives such community safety walks and park safety audits.

 

Action Item 22.  Explore Community Benefits Agreement and Social Procurement opportunities that may arise from City procurement or new development in the area to achieve social and economic benefits for local communities.

 

Action Item 23.  Initiate review of enforcement approach and policies related to illegal dumping on private property.

 

Action Item 24.  Request 2 temporary positions to enhance harm reduction supports in the area for a 1 year period.

 

Action Item 25.  Request for additional outreach workers to provide enhanced harm reduction outreach in 2018 with an initial focus in the Downtown East area. Toronto Public Health will monitor and evaluate needs throughout the City and adjust service accordingly. Services will include promoting existing harm reduction services, safer drug use equipment disposal, connecting people to other services including housing, income, food and mental health services and providing counselling and support. This funding would be from a 2018 provincial enhancement to public health and is contingent on the City of Toronto providing the 25 percent cost shared amount.

 

Action Item 26.  Staffing for Dedicated Park Clean-up Detail crews for parks in the area from March to December.

 

Action Item 27.  Staffing for Parks Ambassadors serving the Downtown area including Downtown East."

 

2.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report back in the second quarter of 2019 on a comprehensive five-year Action Plan to coordinate City services and address long term community needs in the Downtown East.

 

3.  City Council approve an increase to the 2018 Approved Operating Budget of Social Development, Finance and Administration of $0.048 million gross, $0 net, to support an increase in the approved complement for 2 temporary positions for a 12-month period, contingent on receiving funding approval from the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), as set out in Action Item 24, in Attachment 1 to the report (May 31, 2018) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

4.  City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services; the Chief, Toronto Paramedic Services; and the Toronto Police Services Board to review the current level of service presence at Yonge-Dundas Square and consider a more proactive strategy to enhance safety and reduce incidences of violence including gun in the Downtown East area.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.  Requested the Interim City Manager to report directly to the June 26, 2018 City Council meeting with recommended service level adjustments to address the immediate needs in the Downtown East area (with a focus on Yonge-Dundas, Sherbourne-Dundas, Sherbourne-Queen, Sherbourne-Gerrard, Yonge-Wellesley, Yonge-College, Dundas-Dalhousie, Asquith Park, Moss Park, Allan Gardens, Barbara Hall Park and the Winchester Square Park) related to harm reduction and related outreach services, parks cleanliness, road and laneway related issues with implementation to commence no later than July 15, 2018.

 

2.  Requested the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, in consultation with other appropriate staff, to report directly to the June 26, 2018 City Council meeting of City Council on the following further immediate enhancements in the Downtown East area:

 

a. Augmenting laneway maintenance and cleaning;

 

b. Additional opportunity for increased dedicated park cleaning including flying squads; 

 

c. Immediate review and repair of street furniture;

 

d. Increased opportunities for youth programing and children's camps; and

 

e. Beautification and public realm improvement.

  

3.  Requested the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report directly to the June 26, 2018 City Council meeting to include the following enhancements and changes to the 12-month Action Plan for the Downtown East attached to the report (May 31, 2018) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration:

 

a.  Engaging immediately with local stakeholders to determine if there are financial opportunities to hire additional supports immediately, as part of Action Items 4 and 24;
  

b.  Establishing the number of staff persons requiring training, the types of training necessary, and measures of success, as part of Action Item 5;
  

c.  Including overdose prevention training and measures of success, as part of Action Item 8;
  

d.  Including violence reduction and increasing the sense of community safety as part of the scaling up of harm reduction services listed in Action Item 10;
  

e.  Including staff training and a review of the potential need for staff to work in pairs as part of the operation of facilities in Action Item 14;
  

f.  Changing Action Item 15 from:

 

“Explore opportunities to increase access to healthy foods for vulnerable communities.”

 

to read:

 

“Explore and secure opportunities to increase access to healthy foods for vulnerable communities.”

 

g.  Expediting the timeline for Action Item 17 to read “Third quarter or sooner”;
  

h.  Including community input in the development of the communication protocols for Action Item 18 and reporting back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on the protocol’s specifics at the earliest opportunity;
  

i.  Defining what constitutes a triggering event and establishing measures of effectiveness for Action Item 19;
  

j.  Setting the frequency of community training and walks to a monthly basis, minimum, and adding the holding of monthly working groups with the listed stakeholders to oversee the 12-month Action Plan roll-out for Action Item 21;
  

k.  Changing Action Item 24 from:


"Request 2 temporary positions to enhance harm reduction supports in the area for a 1 year period."

 

to read:

 

"Hire a minimum of 10 temporary positions to enhance mobile harm reduction supports in the area for 1 year period, including peer-to-peer support workers offsetting costs from Toronto Central LHIN funding, where possible."

 

l.  Extending the scope of work for the flying squads to include laneway and roadway cleaning, the involvement of Transportation Services and Solid Waste Management Services, and immediate implementation of this action item as part of Action Item 26;
  

m.  Reporting to the January 2019 Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting on the outcomes and measures of success, as established for Action Items 5 and 23;
  

n.  Including a strategy for housing, addictions and mental health supports in the 5-year Plan;
  

o.  Expanding the boundaries of the action plan as follows:

 

1. West to Bay Street; and

 

2. Extending the northern boundary to Rosedale Valley Road and Aylmer Avenue between Bloor Street East, Mount Pleasant Road and Yonge Street for the duration of operations of 21 Park Road as a respite centre.
 

p.  Locating new needle collection bins in parks or other open space;
  

q.  Removing abandoned newspaper boxes and corrals by August 2018;
  

r.  Consulting with local stakeholders on the placement of any new street furniture on Yonge Street, between Queen Street and Bloor Street, scheduled for 2018 and 2019;
  

s.  Consulting with first-responders to establish appropriate staffing levels, proportional to the seriousness and volume of service requests, as well as the financial and administrative mechanisms necessary to immediately achieve these targets;
  

t.  Sharing data and activity maps between area stakeholders, first-responders, and city divisions to ensure staff have a complete understanding of unsafe activities, hazardous waste, needle stick injuries, and needle disposal trends; and
  

u.  Evaluating the viability of the Toronto Eaton Centre and Ryerson University as a host for a Toronto Police Service substation.

Origin
(May 31, 2018) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

Toronto's Downtown East area faces a number of complex challenges related to poverty, homelessness, housing affordability, community safety, mental health and substance use, particularly opioid related overdoses. In response to the heightened need for crisis supports in this area, City Council directed staff to establish an expert team with representation from multiple divisions to develop a 12-month and 5 year action plan addressing the community and service coordination needs. This report presents the twelve month action plan (Attachment 1) for consideration.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 31, 2018) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Closing the Service Gap in the Downtown East Revitalization Area
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-115719.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Downtown East 12 Month Action Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-115986.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(June 25, 2018) Supplementary report from the Interim City Manager and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Closing the Service Gap in the Downtown East Revitalization Area (CD29.5a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117644.pdf)

Attachment 1: Downtown East 12-month Action Plan Comparison Chart
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117610.pdf)

Attachment 2: Downtown East - Recommended Enhanced 12-month Action Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117645.pdf)

Attachment 3: Downtown East - Further Immediate Enhancements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117611.pdf)

Speakers

John Di Fruscia
Sylvie  Greeniaus
Carol Mark, Moss Park Neighbourhood Association
Karen Marren, Cabbagetown South Residents Association
Jennifer Ko, Moss Park Overdose Prevention Site
Nelson Bettencourt, Garden District Residents Association
Larry Hall
Carmine Coccimiglio
Councillor Lucy Troisi

Communications (Committee)
(June 11, 2018) E-mail from Roohi Qureshi (CD.New.CD29.5.1)
(June 11, 2018) E-mail from Carol Mark (CD.New.CD29.5.2)
(June 12, 2018) E-mail from the Board, Cabbagetown South Residents Association (CD.New.CD29.5.3)
(June 12, 2018) Letter from Mohamed Lachemi, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ryerson University (CD.New.CD29.5.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cd/comm/communicationfile-83655.pdf)

(June 12, 2018) E-mail from Fred Dilkes and Janice Young (CD.New.CD29.5.5)
(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Kim McKenzie Galvez (CD.New.CD29.5.6)
(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Yousi Sedighi (CD.New.CD29.5.7)
(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Jinny Di Fruscia (CD.New.CD29.5.8)
(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Kristen Murphy (CD.New.CD29.5.9)
(June 12, 2018) Letter from Mark Garner, Chief Operating Officer, Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (CD.New.CD29.5.10)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cd/comm/communicationfile-83724.pdf)

(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Catherine Osborne (CD.New.CD29.5.11)
(June 12, 2018) Submission from Sylvie Greeniaus (CD.New.CD29.5.12)
(June 13, 2018) Submission from Ewa Lubiewa-Michalska (CD.New.CD29.5.13)
(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Carol Mark (CD.New.CD29.5.14)
Communications (City Council)
(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Susan Dineen (CC.Main.CD29.5.15)
(June 14, 2018) E-mail from Peter J. Sullivan (CC.Main.CD29.5.16)
(June 13, 2018) Submission from John Di Fruscia (CC.Supp.CD29.5.17)
(June 26, 2018) E-mail from Miguel Avila-Velarde (CC.New.CD29.5.18)

CD29.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Green Ontario Fund (GreenON) Benefitting Social Housing
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council approve the acceptance of $2,387,100 from the Housing Services Corporation as a one-time funding allocation through the Green Ontario Fund (GreenON) for the renovation and retrofit of eligible social housing buildings with fewer than 100 units.

  

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to approve the acceptance of additional and future program funding allocations from Housing Services Corporation or the Government of Ontario as funding allocations through GreenON for renovation and retrofit of eligible social housing buildings with fewer than 100 units.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to enter into Transfer Payment or similar agreements with Housing Services Corporation for the funding of social housing building retrofit projects on terms and conditions addressing funding, energy audits, monitoring and reporting requirements satisfactory to the General Manager and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

4.  City Council amend the 2018 Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration by $120,000 gross and $0 net, to fund required energy audits for proposed retrofit projects fully funded from the City's allocation under the Green Ontario Program (GreenON).

 

5.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to enter into agreements with social housing providers, and/or private sector organizations to carry out the necessary energy audits and evaluations required by GreenON.

 

6.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to enter into agreements with social housing providers on terms and conditions addressing funding, energy audits and reporting requirements satisfactory to the General Manager and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor to utilize all allocated funding for GreenON.

Origin
(May 29, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

The Province of Ontario, through the Green Ontario Fund (GreenON) has made $25 million available to social housing providers across the province to complete retrofit projects that would reduce greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. This program is funded from the proceeds of Ontario's carbon market is and administered by the Housing Services Corporation (HSC).

 

While past funding from the carbon market has supported large social housing buildings through the Social Housing Apartment Improvement Program (SHAIP), GreenON represents much needed investment in improved efficiency and reduced carbon footprint of smaller social housing buildings with fewer than 100 units.

 

The City's Shelter, Support and Housing Administration division (SSHA) submitted an application for GreenOn funding and was advised of a confirmed funding allocation of $2,387,100 on April 24, 2018.

 

This report recommends that City Council approve the acceptance of $2,387,100 in GreenON funding and authorize City staff to enter into a Transfer Payment Agreement with HSC, funding agreements with select social housing providers, and other related actions necessary to deliver the program.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Green Ontario Fund (GreenON) Benefitting Social Housing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-115728.pdf)


CD29.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2018 Funding Allocations for Shelter and Related Services
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council approve the recommended bed capacities and annual funding allocation as set out in Appendix A to the report (May 30, 2018) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, which are in accordance with the service levels included in the 2018 Approved Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, or his designate to:

 

a.  enter into purchase of service agreements with community agencies for the provision of shelter services up to the annual funding allocation as outlined in Appendix A to the report (May 30, 2018) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration or enter into purchase of service agreements with community agencies for the provision of shelter services up to the total approved in the 2018 Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, as may be required;

 

b.  enter into agreements with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Mental Health Program Services of Metropolitan Toronto (Habitat Services) to issue payments up to $11.970 million gross and $2.427 million net for the provision of housing and supports for psychiatric consumer survivors living in Habitat Services contracted boarding or rooming houses as outlined in Appendix B to the report (May 30, 2018) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration;

 

c.  enter into an agreement with, and issue payments to the Toronto Hostels Training Centre for the administration and provision of training for shelter, drop-in and other agency staff up to a maximum amount of $0.218 million gross and $0.109 million net as outlined in Appendix B to the report (May 30, 2018) from General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; and

 

d.  purchase up to $0.06 million gross and net in training for staff of the directly operated shelters from the Toronto Hostels Training Centre, as outlined in Appendix B to the report (May 30, 2018) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in order to meet the training requirements laid out in the Council approved Toronto Shelter Standards.

Origin
(May 30, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

The City of Toronto's Shelter, Support and Housing Administration division (SSHA) provides funding to 53 shelter sites operated by 31 community not-for-profit agencies through purchase of service contracts.

 

This report provides recommendations on the 2018 funding allocations for the purchase of service shelter system and funding levels for other related operating contracts.

 

All programs must meet the operating requirements set out in both the Toronto Shelter

Standards (TSS) and the purchase of service contracts, and the programs are evaluated using a quality assurance review process.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 30, 2018) Report and Appendices A and B from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on 2018 Funding Allocations for Shelter and Related Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-115727.pdf)


CD29.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2019 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and System Update Report
Mayor's First Key Matter and first Item of business on Tuesday, June 26th

The General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, the General Manager, Facilities Management and the Chief Purchasing Officer have submitted a supplementary report on this Item (CD29.8a with recommendations).

The Interim City Manager has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (CD29.8b with recommendations).
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that: 

 

1.  City Council approve the 2019 Shelter Infrastructure Plan, set out in Attachment 2 to the report (May 30, 2018) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to enter into new or amend existing agreements, as required, to open and operate shelters outlined in the 2019 Shelter Infrastructure Plan.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to enter into new or amend existing agreements, as required, to maintain or add required respite spaces as set out in the report (May 30, 2018) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

4.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to enter into new or amend existing agreements, as required, to respond to an urgent or unanticipated need to relocate shelters or respite sites.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.  Directed the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, to report to the June 26, 2018 City Council meeting on the details and status of the semi-permanent structures to be used for delivery of 24-Hour Respite services as outlined in the report (May 30, 2018) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

Origin
(May 30, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek approval for the 2019 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and 2018/19 Winter Plan. The report also provides information on a number of outstanding Council decisions related to the development and administration of shelters, 24-Hour Respite Sites, and housing with supports.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 30, 2018) Report and Attachments 1 to 7 from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on 2019 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and System Update Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-115726.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(June 22, 2018) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, the General Manager, Facilities Management and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Update on Temporary Structures to be Used for the Delivery of 24-Hour Respite Services (CD29.8a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117593.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Site Assessment Criteria: Temporary Structures for 24-Hour Respite Sites
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117594.pdf)

(June 25, 2018) Supplementary report from the Interim City Manager on Refugee/Asylum Claimant Arrivals to Toronto - Current Situation Update (CD29.8b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117643.pdf)

Speakers

Kira Heineck, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness
Mark Aston, Chief Executive Officer, Fred Victor Centre
Jean Stevenson, Executive Director, Madison Community Services

Communications (Committee)
(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Kira Heineck, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (CD.New.CD29.8.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cd/comm/communicationfile-83725.pdf)


Economic Development Committee - Meeting 30
ED30.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 18, 19 

Intention to Designate the Proposed Little Portugal Toronto Business Improvement Area (BIA)
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council state its intention to designate the area described by Attachment 1 to the report (May 18, 2018) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture as the Little Portugal Toronto Business Improvement Area (BIA) under Chapter 19 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Clerk to send out a notice of City Council’s intention to pass a by-law designating the area described by Attachment 1 to the report (May 18, 2018) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, as a Business Improvement Area (BIA), in accordance with Chapter 19 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code.

 

3.  City Council direct the Chief Information Officer to prepare designation by-law maps of the area as described by Attachment 1 to the report (May 18, 2018) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and submit them to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(May 18, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

This report recommends that the City Clerk conduct a poll to determine if there is sufficient support to designate the area along Dundas Street West, generally between Shaw Street and the Canadian National Railway rail tracks west of Lansdowne Avenue, as a new Little Portugal Toronto Business Improvement Area (BIA).

 

The area is currently represented by the Dundas West BIA and existing Little Portugal BIA whose respective general membership and boards of management have agreed to proceed to the polling stage to create one new BIA.

 

Upon completion of the poll, the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture will report on the results to City Council through the Economic Development Committee.  Subject to a positive poll result, staff shall prepare the necessary by-laws and bills to give effect thereto.  If the poll result is negative, the Dundas West and existing Little Portugal BIAs shall continue to operate as independent BIAs in the usual manner.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 18, 2018) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Intention to Designate the Proposed Little Portugal Toronto Business Improvement Area (BIA)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-115736.pdf)


ED30.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 18 

Bloordale Village Business Improvement Area Boundary Expansion Poll Results
Bills 787 and 788 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council designate, based on the poll results respecting the intention to expand the Bloordale Village Business Improvement Area (BIA), the area described by Attachment 1 to the report (May 18, 2018) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, as the expanded Bloordale Village Business Improvement Area (BIA), under Chapter 19 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code;

 

2.  City Council direct the City Solicitor to submit a by-law to designate the area described in Attachment 1 to the report (May 18, 2018) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, as the expanded Bloordale Village Business Improvement Area (BIA); and

 

3.  City Council approve those amendments necessary to Schedule "A" of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 19, Business Improvement Areas, to include the expanded Bloordale Village Business Improvement Area (BIA).

Origin
(May 18, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the expansion of the Bloordale Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) boundary as described in Attachment No. 1.

 

In accordance with Chapter 19, City of Toronto Municipal Code, the City Clerk conducted a poll to determine if there is sufficient support to expand the Bloordale Village BIA boundary.

 

The City Clerk received a sufficient number of ballots to validate the poll and the majority of accepted ballots were in favour of expanding the BIA.  Accordingly, it is recommended that City Council pass a by-law to designate the area described by the map in Attachment No. 1 as the expanded Bloordale Village BIA.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 18, 2018) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Bloordale Village Business Improvement Area Boundary Expansion Poll Results
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-115745.pdf)


ED30.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Economic Bulletin
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the report (May 28, 2018) for information.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) 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)
(May 28, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Toronto Economic Bulletin
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-115739.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Toronto Economic Bulletin
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-115740.pdf)


ED30.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Supporting 6 Degrees Citizen Space 2018
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council increase the 2018 Economic Development and Culture Operating Budget by $0.100 million gross, $0 net, fully funded from the Major Special Events Reserve Fund, to provide a grant to 6 Degrees for the 2018 event.

Origin
(June 11, 2018) Letter from Mayor John Tory, Councillor Michael Thompson and Councillor Joe Cressy
Summary

Building inclusive communities is a critical priority for our city. As we continue to work together to build welcoming and inclusive spaces for all our residents, we are faced with increasing instability around the world. The importance of broadening our work is now more critical than ever – both to building a welcoming and equitable Toronto, but also for the economic and cultural vibrancy of our city. 

 

The Institute of Canadian Citizenship (ICC) is at the forefront of this critical work. A national charity, the ICC delivers programs and special projects that inspire inclusion, create opportunities to connect, and encourage active citizenship. In 2016, the ICC launched an innovative and dynamic festival in 6 Degrees Citizen Space. 


Supported by the City of Toronto as a Presenting Partner, the inaugural 6 Degrees Citizen Space explored the importance of creating truly inclusive societies through conversation, exchange, and artistic representation. More than 5000 people – politicians, activists, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, and more – and over 130 organizations from across the country and around the world, joined together for 3 days of bold programming and bold conversation. Attendees participated in innovative and diverse exchanges, including the LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture, a free performance from A Tribe Called Red, the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship, keynote addresses, one-on-one exchanges and dialogue, and more. 

 

Over the course of three days, thousands of people gathered and talked – about how to support each other, about their own work and the work of countless citizens across the country, about the problems we need to solve and how to solve them.

 

The inaugural 6 Degrees had a wide-reaching impact on our city's economic development and vibrancy. Hotel and catering services were critical in 2016, given the overall size and attendance at each of the headline events. Additionally, 6 Degrees events contributed more than $800,000 in 2016 to Toronto's economy, through partnerships with local businesses, venue rentals, staffing, and restaurant and hotel use.

 

Over the past year, the ICC has been hard at work on 6 Degrees events for 2017. Principal venues will once again be the Art Gallery of Ontario and Koerner Hall/Telus Centre, with free events likely taking place once again at the University of Toronto. 6 Degrees has also committed to hotel spaces, catering for a lunch and two receptions, as well as other informal arrangements already underway.

 

In 2017, the City of Toronto provided $100,000 in support as a Presenting Partner at 6 Degrees. Given the growing economic and cultural impact, as well as the critical work of 6 Degrees in building conversations about inclusion in our communities,

Background Information (Committee)
(June 11, 2018) Letter from Mayor John Tory, Councillor Michael Thompson and Councillor Joe Cressy on Supporting 6 Degrees Citizen Space 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-116067.pdf)


Government Management Committee - Meeting 28
GM28.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Annual Update on OMERS as it Relates to the City's Employer Contributions
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council advise OMERS that it opposes the proposal to de-index pension payments and benefits to its retiree members.

 

2.  City Council request its appointed representatives of OMERS to urge OMERS to remove consideration of the de-indexing of pension payments and benefits to its retiree members from its plan and benefit review.

 

3.  City Council request the Interim Chief Financial Officer report to the July 3, 2018 Government Management Committee meeting with an update on the OMERS "decision in principle" options on changes to OMERS.

 

4.  City Council request the OMERS Board to extend the period of consultation beyond the municipal elections in October 2018 to allow Toronto and other newly-elected municipalities and school boards to review and respond appropriately.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The following gave a presentation on OMERS Update to the City of Toronto:

 

-  Joe Pennachetti, Director, OMERS Sponsors Corporation;

 

-  David Beatty, Director, OMERS Administration Corporation.

Origin
(May 24, 2018) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the annual summary of the City's employer contributions submitted to OMERS in 2017 and to provide information of the City's total members and contributions relative to the overall OMERS plan members and contributions.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 24, 2018) Report and Attachments 1 to 4 from the Treasurer on Annual Update on OMERS as it Relates to the City's Employer Contributions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115512.pdf)

(June 5, 2018) Presentation by the Director, OMERS Sponsors Corporation and the Director, OMERS Administration Corporation on OMERS Update to the City of Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-116062.pdf)


GM28.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Metropolitan Toronto Pension Plan - Preliminary Funding Valuation Report as at December 31, 2017
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the report (May 22, 2018) from the Treasurer, including the “Funding Valuation Results” Presentation (attached as Attachment 1) and Certification that sufficient funds exist in the Metropolitan Toronto Pension Plan's Indexation Reserve Account to support a 1.60 percent Cost of Living Increase effective January 1, 2018 (attached as Attachment 2).


2.  City Council approve, effective January 1, 2018 a total ad-hoc cost of living increase of 1.60 percent in pension benefits to pensioners of the Metropolitan Toronto Pension Plan.

 

3.  City Council amend By-law 159-2018 to provide for an increase, effective January 1, 2018 of 1.60 percent in current pension benefits under the By-law.

Origin
(May 22, 2018) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

This report submits, for the Committee's information, a Funding Valuation Presentation and Actuarial Certification prepared by Mercer (Canada) Limited as at December 31, 2017 on the Metropolitan Toronto Pension Plan (the Plan), which is financed by The Metropolitan Toronto Pension Fund (the Fund) and provides information on the cost-of-living increase of 1.60 percent in pensioner benefits effective January 1, 2018, called for under By-law 159-2018 governing the Plan and the Fund.  By-law 159-2018 contains a consolidation of former governing By-law 15-92 and all its subsequent amending by-laws, and harmonizes the Plan text with a number of established administrative practices.

 

On May 1, 2018, new provincial funding rules for defined-benefit pension plans came into effect, and Mercer is currently finalizing the Funding Valuation Report based on these new regulations.  The enclosed Funding Valuation Presentation contains the information based on these new regulations, providing the financial position of the Fund for the year ended December 31, 2017 on going-concern and solvency bases, and confirming that the Fund does not require any special payments by the City of Toronto.  Mercer has also enclosed a Certification that sufficient funds exist in the Metropolitan Toronto Pension Plan's Indexation Reserve Account to Support a 1.60 percent Cost of Living Increase effective January 1, 2018.

 

The Charts below summarize the financial position of the Fund as at December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 based on the Actuarial information for those years.

 

Going-Concern Valuation - This type of valuation assumes that the Plan will continue to operate until all pensions are paid out.

 

Table 1 – Going Concern Valuation ($ millions)

 

December 31, 2017

December 31, 2016

Assets

$478.6

$490.4

Liabilities

$386.4

$380.2

Surplus / (Deficit)

$92.2

$110.2

 

Solvency Valuation - This type of valuation assumes that the Plan is wound up on the valuation date (i.e., December 31st, 2017) and the assets used, to the extent necessary, to meet existing liabilities including the purchase of annuities for the pensioners and any unretired members.

 

Table 2 - Solvency Valuation

($ millions)

 

December 31, 2017

December 31, 2016

Assets

$467.4

$475.3

Liabilities

$400.7

$425.1

Surplus / (Deficit)

$ 66.7

$  50.2

 

Valuation is being filed with FSCO

Valuation was filed with FSCO

 

  

Background Information (Committee)
(May 22, 2018) Report from the Treasurer on Metropolitan Toronto Pension Plan - Preliminary Funding Valuation Report as at December 31, 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115583.pdf)

Attachment 1 - The Metropolitan Toronto Pension Plan, December 31, 2017 Funding Valuation Results (April 2018)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115609.pdf)

(May 4, 2018) Attachment 2 - Letter from Mercer (Canada) Limited
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115610.pdf)


GM28.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Metropolitan Toronto Police Benefit Fund - Preliminary Funding Valuation Report as at December 31, 2017
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the report (May 22, 2018) from the Treasurer, including the “Funding Valuation Results” Presentation (attached as Attachment 1) and Certification that sufficient funds exist in the Metropolitan Toronto Police Benefit Fund's Indexation Reserve Account to support a 1.85 percent Cost of Living Increase effective January 1, 2018 (attached as Attachment 2).

 

2.  City Council approve, effective January 1, 2018 a total ad-hoc cost of living increase of 1.85 percent in pension benefits to pensioners of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Benefit Fund.


3.  City Council amend By-law 116-2018 to provide for an increase, effective January 1, 2018 of 1.85 percent in current pension benefits under the By-law.

Origin
(May 22, 2018) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

This report submits, for the Committee's information, a Funding Valuation Presentation and Actuarial Certification prepared by Mercer (Canada) Limited as at December 31, 2017 on the Metropolitan Toronto Police Benefit Fund (the Fund), which is financed by The Metropolitan Toronto Pension Plan (the Plan) and provides information on the cost-of-living increase of 1.85 percent in pensioner benefits effective January 1, 2018, called for under By-law 116-2018 governing the Fund and the Plan.  By-law 116-2018 contains a consolidation of former governing By-law 181-81 and all its subsequent amending by-laws, and harmonizes the Plan text with a number of established administrative practices.

 

On May 1, 2018, new provincial funding rules for defined-benefit pension plans came into effect, and Mercer is currently finalizing the Funding Valuation Report based on these new regulations.   The enclosed Funding Valuation Presentation contains the information based on these new regulations, providing the financial position of the Fund for the year ended December 31, 2017 on going-concern and solvency bases, and confirming that the Fund does not require any special payments by the City of Toronto.   Mercer has also enclosed a Certification that sufficient funds exist in the Metropolitan Toronto Police Benefit Fund's Indexation Reserve Account to Support a 1.85 perecent Cost of Living Increase effective January 1, 2018.

 

The Charts below summarize the financial position of the Fund as at December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 based on the Actuarial information for those years.

 

Going-Concern Valuation - This type of valuation assumes that the Plan will continue to operate until all pensions are paid out.

 

Table 1 – Going Concern Valuation ($ millions)

 

December 31, 2017

December 31, 2016

Assets

$515.4

$525.9

Liabilities

$470.7

$446.2

Surplus / (Deficit)

$44.7

$79.7

 

Solvency Valuation - This type of valuation assumes that the Plan was wound up on the valuation date (i.e., December 31st, 2017) and the assets used, to the extent necessary, to meet existing liabilities including the purchase of annuities for the pensioners and any unretired members.

 

Table 2 - Solvency Valuation

($ millions)

 

December 31, 2017

December 31, 2016

Assets

$502.9

$530.7

Liabilities

$493.0

$504.2

Surplus / (Deficit)

$   9.9

$  26.5

 

Valuation is being

filed with FSCO

Valuation was filed

with FSCO

 

Background Information (Committee)
(May 22, 2018) Report from the Treasurer on Metropolitan Toronto Police Benefit Fund - Preliminary Funding Valuation Report as at December 31, 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115575.pdf)

Attachment 1 - The Metropolitan Toronto Police Benefit Fund, December 31, 2017 Funding Valuation Results (April 2018)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115576.pdf)

(May 4, 2018) Attachment 2 - Letter from Mercer (Canada) Limited
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115578.pdf)


GM28.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 11 

1901 Weston Road - Designation of a Portion of the Property as a Municipal Capital Facility
Bill 769 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council Pass a by-law pursuant to section 252 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, providing authority to:

 

a.  enter into a municipal capital facility agreement with York West Active Living Centre, with whom Toronto Community Housing Corporation has a lease, for the property known as 1901 Weston Road, with respect to approximately 7,667 square feet of rentable area (the "Leased Premises") owned by Toronto Community Housing Corporation, for the purposes of providing a municipal capital facility related to the provision of a community centre.

   

b.  exempt the Leased Premises from taxation for municipal and school purposes, which tax exemption is to be effective from the latest of (i) the commencement date of the Lease, (ii) the date the municipal capital facility agreement is entered into and (iii) the date the tax exemption by-law is enacted.

 

2.  City Council pass a resolution that the above municipal capital facility is for the purposes of the City and is for public use.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Clerk to give written notice of the by-law to the Minister of Finance, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, the Conseil Scolaire de District du Centre-Sud-Ouest, and the Conseil Scolaire de District du Catholique Centre-Sud.

Origin
(May 16, 2018) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

This report seeks Council's authority for the adoption of the necessary by-law to designate a portion of the property owned by the Toronto Community Housing Corporation and occupied by York West Active Living Centre at 1901 Weston Road as a municipal capital facility, and to provide a property tax exemption for municipal and education purposes. The municipal capital facility agreement will provide an exemption for the space currently occupied by York West Active Living Centre of approximately 7,667 square feet of interior space.

 

The York West Active Living Centre is a community based resource centre for persons 55 years of age and older that promotes, encourages and supports healthy, independent living through a wide range of health and wellness programs, educational workshops and social activities.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 16, 2018) Report from the Treasurer on 1901 Weston Road - Designation of a Portion of the Property as a Municipal Capital Facility
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115439.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Frances Nunziata


GM28.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

TTC Occupied Properties - Designation of a Portion of the Properties as Municipal Capital Facilities
Bill 766 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council pass a by-law pursuant to section 252 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, providing authority to:

           

a.  enter into municipal capital facility agreements with the landlords of each of the two properties located at 120 Cartwright Avenue and 345-365 Bloor Street East, with whom the TTC has a lease (the "Leased Premises"), with respect to approximately 24,807 square feet of combined space, for the purposes of providing municipal capital facilities related to the provision of telecommunications, transit and transportation systems.

 

b.  exempt the Leased Premises from taxation for municipal and school purposes, which tax exemption is to be effective from the latest of (i) the commencement date of the Lease, (ii) the date the municipal capital facility agreement is signed and (iii) the date the tax exemption by-law is enacted.

  

2.  City Council direct the City Clerk to give written notice of the by-law to the Minister of Finance, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, the Conseil Scolaire de District du Centre-Sud-Ouest, and the Conseil Scolaire de District du Catholique Centre-Sud.

Origin
(May 16, 2018) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

This report seeks Council's authority for the adoption of necessary by-laws to designate portions of 2 properties leased and occupied by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) as municipal capital facilities, and to provide property tax exemptions for municipal and education purposes. The municipal capital facility agreements will provide an exemption for approximately 24,807 square feet of combined space occupied at both properties.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 16, 2018) Report from the Treasurer on TTC Occupied Properties - Designation of a Portion of the Properties as Municipal Capital Facilities
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115442.pdf)


GM28.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Status of Outstanding Payment in Lieu of Tax Amounts for Federal, Provincial and Municipal Properties
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the report (May 24, 2018) from the Treasurer for information.

Origin
(May 24, 2018) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

This report provides information on the status of payments in lieu of taxes (PILTs) requested from federal, provincial and municipal properties, and identifies PILT payments from all levels of government that remain outstanding as at December 31, 2017. PILTs are voluntary payments made to the City of Toronto by the federal, provincial and municipal governments and agencies to compensate the City for municipal services it delivers to their properties.

 

In most cases, government agencies pay the full amount of PILTs that the City requests.  There may, however, be outstanding PILT amounts requested from federal, provincial or municipal bodies that the Treasurer has concluded, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to be uncollectible.  In these cases, the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 71, Financial Control, provides authority to the Treasurer, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to adjust for accounting purposes any outstanding receivables in respect of payments in lieu of taxes that have been determined unlikely to be paid.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 24, 2018) Report from the Treasurer on Status of Outstanding Payment in Lieu of Tax Amounts for Federal, Provincial and Municipal Properties
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115469.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Summary of Outstanding Payments in Lieu of Tax Amounts by Level of Government
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115696.pdf)


GM28.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 17 

1884 Davenport Road - Designation of a Portion of the Property Used by The Stop Community Food Centre as a Municipal Capital Facility
Bill 768 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council Pass a by-law pursuant to section 252 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, providing authority to:

 

a.  enter into a municipal capital facility agreement with The Stop Community Food Centre, with whom Toronto Community Housing Corporation has a lease, for the property known as 1884 Davenport Road, with respect to approximately 7,457 square feet of exclusive space on the ground floor (the "Leased Premises") owned by Toronto Community Housing Corporation, for the purpose of providing a municipal capital facility as a community centre; and

 

b.  exempt the Leased Premises from taxation for municipal and school purposes, which tax exemption is to be effective from the latest of (i) the commencement date of the Lease, (ii) the date the municipal capital facility agreement is entered into, and (iii) the date the tax exemption by-law is enacted.

 

2.  City Council pass a resolution that the above municipal capital facility is for the purposes of the City and is for public use.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Clerk to give written notice of the by-law to the Minister of Finance, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, the Conseil Scolaire de District du Centre-Sud-Ouest, and the Conseil Scolaire de District du Catholique Centre-Sud.

Origin
(May 16, 2018) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

This report seeks Council's authority for the adoption of the necessary by-law to designate the property occupied by The Stop Community Food Centre at 1884 Davenport Road as a municipal capital facility, and to provide a property tax exemption for municipal and education purposes. The municipal capital facility agreement will provide an exemption for approximately 7,457 square feet of exclusive space on the ground floor.

 

The Stop Community Food Centre offers a broad range of programs that provide access to healthy food, foster social connections, build food skills, and promote civic engagement for individuals suffering from poverty and hunger in Toronto. The Stop Community Food Centre is an Imagine Canada accredited organization.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 16, 2018) Report from the Treasurer on 1884 Davenport Road - Designation of a Portion of the Property Used by The Stop Community Food Centre as a Municipal Capital Facility
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115438.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(June 4, 2018) Letter from Councillor Cesar Palacio, Ward 17 - Davenport (GM.New.GM28.11.01)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/comm/communicationfile-83197.pdf)


GM28.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Non-Competitive Contract with Bloomberg Finance LP for the Provision of Continued Leasing of Proprietary Software and Data Services
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council grant authority to the Interim Chief Financial Officer to negotiate and enter into a non-competitive contract with Bloomberg Finance LP for the continued leasing of proprietary software, data services, and network access/routers at a cost estimated not to exceed $302,575 USD net of HST ($307,900 USD net of HST recoveries) for a four-year period (two consecutive 2-year renewable leasing agreements) from January 8, 2019 to January 7, 2023, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Interim Chief Financial Officer and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(May 22, 2018) Report from the Acting Executive Director, Corporate Finance and the Chief Purchasing Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to request authority to negotiate and enter into a non-competitive contract with Bloomberg Finance LP ("Bloomberg"), for the continued leasing of proprietary software, data services, and network access/routers for a four-year period (two consecutive 2-year renewable leasing agreements) from January 8, 2019 to January 7, 2023. The contract is estimated to cost $302,575 USD net of HST ($307,900 USD 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 Officer's authority of the cumulative five year commitment for each vendor (including previous contracts), under Article 7, Section 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)
(May 22, 2018) Report from the Acting Executive Director, Corporate Finance and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Non-Competitive Contract with Bloomberg Finance LP for the Provision of Continued Leasing of Proprietary Software and Data Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115611.pdf)


GM28.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Non-competitive Contract with Ristech Company Inc., for DRS Microfiche Scanner Replacement, and Annual Maintenance and Support
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council grant authority to the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, and the Chief Information Officer, to negotiate and execute a non-competitive contract with Ristech Company Inc. for the supply, delivery, and installation of a DRS Microfiche Scanner and Software including annual maintenance and support in the amount of $265,485, net of HST ($270,158, net of HST recoveries) for a period of five (5) years with the option to renew for three (3) additional one (1) year terms, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building and the Chief Information Officer, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(May 4, 2018) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Chief Information Officer and the Chief Purchasing Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to request authority to enter into a non-competitive contract with Ristech Company Inc. (Ristech) for the supply, delivery, and installation of a DRS Microfiche Scanner and Software including annual maintenance and support for a period of five (5) years, with the option to renew for three (3) additional one (1) year terms.  The total amount of the contract is $265,485, net of HST ($270,158, net of HST recoveries). Ristech is the sole North American distributor and service maintenance provider for the requested DRS Microfiche Scanner.

 

City Council approval is required in accordance with the Municipal Code By-law Chapter 195-Purchasing, as the requested length of contract is a total of eight years, including options years.  In addition, this is a replacement of like-for-like microfiche scanners that were previously obtained through a competitive process that awarded a 5 year contract to Ristech in 2011.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 4, 2018) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Chief Information Officer, and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Non-competitive Contract with Ristech Company Inc., for DRS Microfiche Scanner Replacement, and Annual Maintenance and Support
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115552.pdf)


GM28.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Non-Competitive Contract with Claireville Ranch for the City of Toronto's Horseback Riding Camp Program at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority's (TRCA) Claireville Conservation Area
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that: 

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to negotiate and sign into a contract with William Dennis Johnson (WDJ) and Gavin W. Johnston (GWJ) operating as and collectively referred to as "Claireville Ranch"  to provide equestrian services for the City's summer Horseback Riding Camp Program at the Claireville Conservation Area from June 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 with the option to renew the contract for up to four additional one-year terms for a total contract value of $238,225 net of HST and $242,418 net of HST recoveries over the entire five years of the contract, at the sole discretion of and on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation and in form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, and subject to budget approval.

Origin
(May 23, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Purchasing Officer
Summary

The report requests that City Council grant authority to enter into a non-competitive contract with William Dennis Johnson (WDJ) and Gavin W. Johnston (GWJ) operating as and collectively referred to as "Claireville Ranch" for the continued provision of equestrian services for Parks, Forestry and Recreation's Horseback Riding Day Camp Program at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority's (TRCA) Claireville Conservation Area, for 5 years beginning June 1st, 2018 and ending December 31st, 2022, in the total amount of $238,225 net of all applicable taxes and charges and $242,418 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 Officer'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)
(May 23, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Non-Competitive Contract with Claireville Ranch for the City of Toronto's Horseback Riding Camp Program at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority's (TRCA) Claireville Conservation Area
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115471.pdf)


GM28.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Community Space Tenancy Lease Agreement with Ontario Historical Society at 34 Parkview Avenue and Municipal Capital Facility Designation for Ontario Historical Society
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the City to enter into a Community Space Tenancy lease (the "Lease") with Ontario Historical Society pursuant to the Community Space Tenancy Policy as a Community Partner Tenant for the lands and premises located at 34 Parkview Avenue and known as John Mackenzie House for a five (5) year term substantially on the terms and conditions set out in Appendix A to the report (May 16, 2018) from the Director, Real Estate Services and the General Manager, Economic, Development and Culture, with such revisions thereto and on such other or amended terms and conditions as may be acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services in consultation with the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council direct the Director, Real Estate Services, in consultation with the City Treasurer, to report back on the designation of the leased premises as a municipal capital facility.

 

3.  City Council authorize each of the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, and the Director, Real Estate Services severally to execute the Lease and any related documents on behalf of the City, as required.

 

4.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services or his/her designate to administer and manage the Lease, including the provision of any amendments, consents, approvals, waivers, 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.

Origin
(May 16, 2018) Report from the Director, Real Estate Services and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain City Council authority to enter into a Community Space Tenancy lease with the Ontario Historical Society as a community partner for approximately 6,550 square feet of City-owned space located at 34 Parkview Avenue, in the building commonly known as the John Mackenzie House.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 16, 2018) Report and Appendices A and B from the Director, Real Estate Services and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Community Space Tenancy Lease Agreement with Ontario Historical Society at 34 Parkview Avenue and Municipal Capital Facility Designation for Ontario Historical Society
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115612.pdf)


GM28.18

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Community Space Tenancy Lease Agreement with Theatre Passe Muraille at 16 Ryerson Avenue
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the City to enter into a Community Space Tenancy lease (the "Lease") with Theatre Passe Muraille pursuant to the Community Space Tenancy Policy as a Community Tenant for the lands and premises located at 16 Ryerson Avenue and known as the former Nasmith Bakery and Stables for a five (5) year term substantially on the terms and conditions set out in Appendix A to the report (May 18, 2018) from the Director, Real Estate Services and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, with such revisions thereto and on such other or amended terms and conditions acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services in consultation with the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

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

 

3.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services or his/her designate to administer and manage the Lease, including the provision of any amendments, consents, approvals, waivers, 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.

Origin
(May 18, 2018) Report from the Director, Real Estate Services and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain City Council authority to enter into a Community Space Tenancy lease with Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) for approximately 5,365 square feet of City-owned space located at 16 Ryerson Avenue, in the building commonly known as the former Nasmith Bakery and Stables.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 18, 2018) Report and Appendices A and B from the Director, Real Estate Services and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Community Space Tenancy Lease Agreement with Theatre Passe Muraille at 16 Ryerson Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115519.pdf)


GM28.19

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 31 

Community Space Tenancy Lease Agreement with Children's Peace Theatre at 305 Dawes Road and Municipal Capital Facility Designation for Children's Peace Theatre
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the City to enter into a Community Space Tenancy lease (the "Lease") with Children's Peace Theatre ("CPT") pursuant to the Community Space Tenancy Policy ("CST Policy") for the property located at 305 Dawes Road (the "Leased Premises") for a five (5) year term, with an option to extend for a further five (5) year lease period, substantially on the terms and conditions set out in Appendix A to the report (May 18, 2018) from the Director, Real Estate Services and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, with such revisions thereto and on such other or amended terms and conditions acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, in consultation with the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council direct the Director, Real Estate Services, in consultation with the City Treasurer, to report back on the designation of the leased premises as a municipal capital facility.

 

3.  City Council authorize each of the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Director, Real Estate Services severally to execute the Lease and any related documents on behalf of the City, as required.

 

4.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services or his/her designate to administer and manage the Lease including the provision of any amendments, consents, approvals, waivers, 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.

Origin
(May 18, 2018) Report from the Director, Real Estate Services and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain City Council authority to enter into a Community Space Tenancy lease under the Community Space Tenancy Policy with the Hannon Shields Centre for Leadership and Peace operating as the Children's Peace Theatre for approximately 5,000 square feet of City-owned space located at 305 Dawes Road in the property commonly known as the Massey Goulding Estate.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 18, 2018) Report and Appendices A and B from the Director, Real Estate Services and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Community Space Tenancy Lease Agreement with Children's Peace Theatre at 305 Dawes Road and Municipal Capital Facility Designation for Children's Peace Theatre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115495.pdf)


GM28.20

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 6 

Community Space Tenancy Lease with Lakeshore Area Multi-Service Project Inc. (LAMP) at 185 Fifth Street
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the City to enter into a Community Space Tenancy Lease Agreement ( the "Lease ") with Lakeshore Area Multi-Service Project (LAMP) Inc. ("LAMP") pursuant to the Community Space Tenancy Policy ("CST"), for space at 185 Fifth  Street, (the "Leased Premises"), for a five (5) year term, with option to renew for further fifteen (15) years conditional on the substantial completion of LAMP's proposed Capital Project to the satisfaction of the Deputy City Manager ("DCM"), Internal Corporate Services at the end of the original  five (5) year term, and substantially on the terms and conditions set out in Appendix A to the report (May 17, 2018) from the Director, Real Estate Services and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, with such revisions thereto and on such other or amended terms and conditions acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, or his or her designate and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council consent to allow Lakeshore Area Multi-Service Project (LAMP) Inc. to sublease a portion of the Leased Premises to each of Albion Neighbourhood Services ("ANS") and Family Service Toronto ("FST") without the need to solicit an REOI based on terms under the Community Space Tenancy Policy ("CST"). This consent shall be conditional upon LAMP agreeing to comply with all terms of the Community Partner Lease Agreement and on such other terms as deemed appropriate by the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, or his or her designate, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the Community Space Tenancy Lease Agreement and the Sublease Acknowledgment Agreements, and all related documentation as required, and to deliver any notices, and amend the respective commencement, termination and other dates to such earlier or later date(s), on such terms and conditions, as the City Solicitor, or her designate, may from time to time, determine.

 

4.  City Council direct the Director, Real Estate Services, in consultation with the City Treasurer, to report back on the designation of the leased premises as a municipal capital facility.

 

5.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Director, Real Estate Services be severally authorized to execute such documents required to complete the Lease agreement and the Sublease Acknowledgement Agreements .

 

6.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services or his or her designate to administer and manage the Lease Agreement, 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.

Origin
(May 17, 2018) Report from the Director, Real Estate Services and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain City Council authority to enter into a Community Space Tenancy lease under the Community Space Tenancy Policy (CST) relating to the building located at 185 Fifth Street, Toronto, with Lakeshore Area Multi-Service Project (LAMP) Inc. ("LAMP") for a five (5) year term, with an option to extend the lease for a further fifteen (15) years conditional upon the substantial completion, at its sole cost, of LAMP's proposed capital project, being an addition to the building of approximately 12,000 square feet  by the end of the initial five (5) year term. The lease agreement will comply with a standard terms of a Community Space Tenancy policy for a Community Partner Tenant for approximately 35,000 square feet of space, currently existing, (and 47,000 square feet of space if the addition to the building is completed).

 

This report also seeks to obtain City Council authority to allow "LAMP" to enter into a sublease acknowledgement agreement with Albion Neighbourhood Services ("ANS") and Family Service Toronto ("FST").

Background Information (Committee)
(May 17, 2018) Report and Appendices A and B from the Director, Real Estate Services and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Community Space Tenancy Lease with Lakeshore Area Multi-Service Project Inc. (LAMP) at 185 Fifth Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115468.pdf)


GM28.21

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22 

Community Space Tenancy Lease Agreement with Senior Peoples' Resources in North Toronto Incorporated (SPRINT) at 140 Merton Street
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the City to enter into a Community Space Tenancy lease (the "Lease") pursuant to the Community Space Tenancy Policy (the "CST Policy") with Senior Peoples' Resources in North Toronto Incorporated ("SPRINT") for certain premises located at 140 Merton Street for a five (5) year term, with a five (5) year option to renew, substantially on the terms and conditions set out in the attached Appendix A to the report (May 17, 2018) from the Director, Real Estate Services and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and  Administration, with such revisions thereto and on such other or amended terms and conditions acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, or her designate (the "DCM") and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council direct City staff to seek the requisite additional authority to enter into a tenancy agreement with SPRINT and a lease agreement with a third-party property owner, if necessary, in the event that SPRINT is required to be relocated during the term of the Lease as a result of the redevelopment of 140 Merton Street.

  

3.  City Council direct staff to include in any transfer agreement with Build Toronto for 140 Merton Street the obligation to grant to the City no less than 12,000 square feet of rentable space within the redevelopment at 140 Merton Street.

 

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the relevant agreements, and all related documentation as required, and to deliver any notices, and amend the respective commencement, termination and other dates to such earlier or later date(s), on such terms and conditions, as the City Solicitor, or her designate, may from time to time, determine.

 

5.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Director, Real Estate Services to execute such documents required to complete the relevant lease agreements.

 

6.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services to administer and manage the Lease 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.

 

7.  City Council direct the Director, Real Estate Services, in consultation with the City Treasurer, to report back on the designation of the subject leased premises as a municipal capital facility.

Origin
(May 17, 2018) Report from the Director, Real Estate Services and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain City Council authority to enter into a Community Space Tenancy agreement with Senior Peoples' Resources in North Toronto Incorporated ("SPRINT") for five (5) year term for approximately 12,000 square feet of City space on the second floor of the building located at 140 Merton Street. This report also requests staff to seek additional authority for the City to enter into the necessary agreements with SPRINT and a third party, if necessary, to relocate SPRINT's operations during the redevelopment of 140 Merton Street.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 17, 2018) Report and Appendices A and B from the Director, Real Estate Services and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Community Space Tenancy Lease Agreement with Senior Peoples' Resources in North Toronto Incorporated (SPRINT) at 140 Merton Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115458.pdf)


GM28.22

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 6 

Community Space Tenancy Lease with Storefront Humber Incorporated - 2445 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the City to enter into a lease (the "Lease") pursuant to the Community Space Tenancy Policy with Storefront Humber Incorporated for a five (5) year term with an option to renew for another 5 years, substantially on the terms and conditions set out in Appendix A to the report (May 17, 2018) from the Director, Real Estate Services and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and on such other terms and conditions acceptable the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, or her designate, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

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

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the Lease, deliver any notices, pay expenses and amend the commencement and other dates to such earlier or later date(s), on such terms and conditions, as she may from time to time determine.

   

4.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, or her designate, to administer and manage the Lease including the provision of any amendments, consents, approvals, waivers, 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.

 

5. City Council direct the Director, Real Estate Services, in consultation with the City Treasurer, to report back to the Government Management Committee with recommendations related to the designation of the Leased Premises as a Municipal Capital Facility pursuant to section 252 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

Origin
(May 17, 2018) Report from the Director, Real Estate Services and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain City Council authority to enter into a Community Space Tenancy lease (the "Lease") under the Community Space Tenancy Policy with Storefront Humber Incorporated for a five (5) year term with an option to renew for another five years in respect of the lands and premises located at 2445 Lake Shore Boulevard West in Ward 6 Etobicoke Lakeshore (the "Leased Premises").

Background Information (Committee)
(May 17, 2018) Report and Appendices A and B from the Director, Real Estate Services and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Community Space Tenancy Lease with Storefront Humber Incorporated - 2445 Lake Shore Boulevard West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115457.pdf)


GM28.23

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

Conveyance of Bredonhill Court, Bagot Court, Polaris Lane, Part of Varna Drive, Part of Flemington Park and a 1 Foot Reserve at the Rear of 161 and 167 Ranee Avenue to Toronto Community Housing Corporation for Inclusion in the Lawrence-Allen Revitalization Project
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the City to enter into an agreement with Toronto Community Housing Corporation ("TCHC") for the nominal sum conveyance to TCHC of:

 

a.  Bredonhill Court, shown as Part 1 on Appendix A to the report (May 7, 2018) from the Director, Real Estate Services and legally described as Bredonhill Court, Plan 5633 North York, City of Toronto, designated as Part 6 on Plan 66R-28485;

 

b.  Bagot Court, shown as Part 3 on Appendix A to the report (May 7, 2018) from the Director, Real Estate Services and legally described as Bagot Court, Plan 5633 North York, City of Toronto, designated as Part 7 on Plan 66R-28485;

 

c.  Part of Varna Drive, shown as Part 4 on Appendix A to the report (May 7, 2018) from the Director, Real Estate Services and legally described as part of Varna Drive, Plan 5633 North York, City of Toronto, designated as Part 1 on Plan 66R-30021;

 

d.  Polaris Lane, shown as Part 5 on Appendix A to the report (May 7, 2018) from the Director, Real Estate Services and legally described as Lane, Plan 5633 North York, City of Toronto, designated as Part 3 on Plan 66R-28485

 

(collectively referred to as "the Highways") conditional upon City Council approving the permanent closure of the Highways;

 

e.  a 1 foot reserve at the rear of 161 and 167 Ranee Avenue, shown as Part 6 on Appendix A to the report (May 7, 2018) from the Director, Real Estate Services and legally described as 1 Ft Reserve, Plan 5633 North York, City of Toronto, designated as Part 13 on Plan 66R 28485; and

 

f.  Part of Flemington Park, shown as Part 2 on Appendix A to the report (May 7, 2018) from the Director, Real Estate Services and legally described as Part of Block O, Plan 5633 North York, City of Toronto, designated as Part 2 on Plan 66R-30021

 

(collectively referred to as "the Properties");

 

all subject to the reservation by the City of easements for sewer and watermain purposes, and on such other terms as may be satisfactory to the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council authorize the Director, Real Estate Services to execute the Agreement on behalf of the City.

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the transaction on behalf of the City, including paying any necessary expenses, amending the closing, due diligence and other dates, and amending and waiving terms and conditions on such terms as the City Solicitor considers reasonable.

Origin
(May 7, 2018) Report from the Director, Real Estate Services
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek Council authority to enter into an Agreement with Toronto Community Housing Corporation to convey Bredonhill Court, Bagot Court, Polaris Lane, part of Varna Drive, part of Flemington Park and a 1 foot reserve at the rear of 161 and 167 Ranee Avenue, for nominal consideration, conditional upon Council approving the permanent closure of Bredonhill Court, Bagot Court, Polaris Lane and part of Varna Drive, in conjunction with the Lawrence Allen Revitalization Project.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 7, 2018) Report and Appendix A from the Director, Real Estate Services on Conveyance of Bredonhill Court, Bagot Court, Polaris Lane, Part of Varna Drive, Part of Flemington Park and a 1 Foot Reserve at the Rear of 161 and 167 Ranee Avenue to Toronto Community Housing Corporation for Inclusion in the Lawrence-Allen Revitalization Project
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115006.pdf)


GM28.24

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Provision of Comprehensive Elevator Maintenance Services from Kone Inc.
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the issuance of a bridging contract to Kone Inc. in the amount of $977,865 net of all taxes ($995,075 net of HST recoveries) for the period from July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 under the same terms, conditions and pricing of Contract No. 47017557 for the non-exclusive supply, delivery, installation, and warranty of comprehensive maintenance service of elevating devices for various City of Toronto locations.

Origin
(May 17, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Facilities Management and the Chief Purchasing Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to request City Council authority to issue a non-competitive bridging contract to Kone Inc. in the amount of $977,865 net of all taxes, ($995,075 net of HST recoveries) for the non-exclusive supply, delivery, installation, and warranty of comprehensive maintenance of elevating devices for various City of Toronto locations from July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, following the expiry of the City's existing contract with Kone on June 30, 2018. Kone Inc., is honoring the terms, conditions and pricing from the current contract (Contract No. 47017557, originally awarded under Request for Quotation (RFQ) 6718-12-3024).

 

This bridging contract is required to allow enough time for the development of a new and robust Request for Proposal (RFP), including updated specifications and work packages, and ensure that 1) all City divisions participating in the RFP have sufficient time to provide input and feedback and 2) Facilities Management has sufficient time to hire and onboard a new elevating device engineer who will facilitate the transition to the new contract post-award. Furthermore, the bridging contract will ensure that Facilities Management can keep sites operational until the new RFP is awarded. Facilities Management will finalize the new RFP and specifications for the maintenance of elevating devices in Q2 of 2018 and award the new contract in Q4 of 2018.

 

City Council approval is required in accordance with Municipal Code Chapter 195‑Purchasing, where the current request exceeds the Chief Purchasing Officer's authority and 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)
(May 17, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Facilities Management and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Provision of Comprehensive Elevator Maintenance Services from Kone Inc.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115446.pdf)


GM28.25

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Opportunities to Utilize Car Share Technology Solutions on City-Owned Vehicles
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee submits the item to City Council without recommendation as all motions lost.

Origin
(May 14, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Fleet Services
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide Government Management Committee with car‑share solutions available in the marketplace that could be utilized to manage City owned vehicles and other assets and to seek authority to proceed with the undertaking of a pilot project to evaluate such technology.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 14, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Fleet Services on Opportunities to Utilize Car Share Technology Solutions on City-Owned Vehicles
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115036.pdf)


GM28.27

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Non-competitive Contracts with Existing Vendors for the Extension of Proprietary Information Technology Maintenance and Support, License Subscription, and the Provision of Professional Services
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council grant authority to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to negotiate and sign the following non-competitive contracts, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Chief Information Officer and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor:

 

a.  VisionMax Solutions Inc. to extend maintenance and support and to provide professional services for the Ferry Ticket Management Solution (TMS) for two (2) separate one (1) year periods, renewable annually at the City's option, from July 15, 2019 to July 14, 2021 for a total amount of $124,000 net of HST ($126,182 net of HST recoveries).

 

b.  PowerPlan Canada ULC to extend maintenance and support and to provide professional services for PFR Asset Management Solution (PFRAMS) for four (4) separate one (1) year periods, renewable annually at the City's option, from December 14, 2017 to December 13, 2021, for a total amount of  $591,908 net of HST ($602,326 net of HST recoveries); and

 

c.  Fulcrum Mobile Solutions LLC for the annual subscription of 'Professional' licenses for three (3) separate one (1) year periods, renewable annually at the City's option, from 2019 to 2021 for a total amount of $195,120 (USD) net of HST ($198,554 (USD) net of HST recoveries).

Origin
(May 18, 2018) Report from General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Chief Information Officer and the Chief Purchasing Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek City Council authority to negotiate and enter into non-competitive contracts with existing vendors for the extension of proprietary information technology maintenance and support, license subscription, and the provision of professional services for solutions used by the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division (PF&R) to support the following operational areas:

 

The Ferry Ticket Management Solution (TMS) which provides for point of sale and online ferry ticket sales and is supported by a software maintenance agreement with VisionMax Solutions Inc. (VisionMax).

 

The PFR Asset Management Solution (PFRAMS) which provides for the management of capital construction projects which is supported by a software maintenance agreement with PowerPlan Canada ULC (PowerPlan). This solution supports financial planning and project tracking for State of Good Repair (SOGR), land acquisition and new construction of facilities for PF&R.

 

The Mobile Inspection Solution (Inspections) which provides for inspections of parks and park amenities as well as ravines, watercourses and trees which are an integral part of the operations of PF&R. A software solution subscribed from Fulcrum Mobile Solutions LLC (Fulcrum) has provided the ability to manage field inspections.

 

The total amount of the three solutions identified in this report is $966,873 net of HST ($983,890 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 for each vendor, under Article 7, Section 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)
(May 18, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Chief Information Officer and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Non-competitive Contracts with Existing Vendors for the Extension of Proprietary Information Technology Maintenance and Support, License Subscription, and the Provision of Professional Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115472.pdf)


GM28.28

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 18 

Land Exchange with 2470347 Ontario Inc. (Galleria Developments) for City Land Forming Part of Wallace Emerson Park and Community Centre at 1260 Dufferin Street
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the City to enter into a Land Exchange Agreement with 2470347 Ontario Inc. ("Galleria Developments") for part of 1245 Dupont Street, shown as Part 2 on Sketch No. PS-2018-015 ("Galleria Lands") in exchange for part of 1260 Dufferin Street, being Lots 1, 8, 10, 12, 16 to 20, Part of Lots 2, 9, 11 on Plan M567, Parts 2, 3, 4, 6 on 66R-9966, shown as Part 1 on Sketch No. PS-2018-015 ("City Lands") in Appendix B to the report (June 1, 2018) from the Director, Real Estate Services, substantially on the terms and conditions outlined in Appendix A to the report (June 1, 2018) from the Director, Real Estate Services and such other terms as may be approved by the Director, Real Estate Services in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council approve that the transaction meets the requirement for an exchange of land set out in Chapter 4.3 (Parks and Open Space Areas), Policy 8 of the Official Plan.

 

3.  City Council authorize each of the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Director, Real Estate Services severally to accept the term of the Land Exchange Agreement on behalf of the City.

 

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the transactions provided for in the Land Exchange Agreement on behalf of the City, including making payment of any necessary expenses and amending the closing and other dates to such earlier or later date(s) and on such terms and conditions as she may from time to time consider reasonable.

Origin
(June 1, 2018) Report from Director, Real Estate Services
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek authority to enter into an agreement to exchange lands owned by the City of Toronto and lands owned by 2470347 Ontario Inc. (Galleria Developments).

 

The proposed land exchange would facilitate a new street and block configuration associated with the redevelopment of the former Galleria Mall site located at 1245 Dupont Street. In order to facilitate the new street and block configuration, a land exchange is proposed which will exchange a portion of the former Galleria Mall lands for a portion of Wallace Emerson Park, including the existing Wallace Emerson Community Centre. The existing Wallace Emerson Community Centre will be demolished following the construction of a new larger community centre to be situated on the enlarged and reconfigured Wallace Emerson Park.

 

The terms for completing the transaction are considered to be fair, reasonable and reflective of market value.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 1, 2018) Report and Appendices A to C from the Director, Real Estate Services on Land Exchange with 2470347 Ontario Inc. (Galleria Developments) for City Land Forming Part of Wallace Emerson Park and Community Centre at 1260 Dufferin Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115896.pdf)

(May 22, 2018) Report from the Director, Real Estate Services on Land Exchange with 2470347 Ontario Inc. (Galleria Developments) for City Land Forming Part of Wallace Emerson Park and Community Centre at 1260 Dufferin Street - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115544.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(June 4, 2018) Letter from Councillor Cesar Palacio, Ward 17 - Davenport (GM.New.GM28.28.01)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/comm/communicationfile-83177.pdf)


GM28.30

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Establishment of a French-Language University in Toronto - Update
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council affirm its support for the establishment, in Toronto, of the Université de l’Ontario français as established pursuant to the Université de l'Ontario français Act, 2017, SO 2017, c 34, Sch 43, as amended.

 

2.  City Council request CreateTO to engage staff of the Université de l’Ontario français to determine any non-financial assistance, the City of Toronto may be able to provide in its establishment in Toronto.


3.  City Council request the City Manager to include Government of Ontario staff and staff of the Université de l’Ontario français in future post-secondary institution sectoral collaboration and coordination initiatives undertaken by the City of Toronto.

Origin
(May 15, 2018) Letter from the French Language Advisory Committee
Summary

The French Language Advisory Committee at its meeting on May 15, 2018 considered FA6.1 -Establishment of a French-Language University in Toronto - Update

Background Information (Committee)
(May 15, 2018) Letter from the French Language Advisory Committee on Establishment of a French-Language University in Toronto - Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115590.pdf)

(April 3, 2018) Decision from the Government Management Committee (GM26.18) on French Language Advisory Committee - Establishment of a French-Language University in Toronto - Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115714.pdf)


GM28.32

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Selection of Ireland Park Foundation for the Establishment of an Arts and Heritage Destination in the Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood
The Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture have submitted a supplementary report on this Item (GM28.32a with recommendations)
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee submits this item to City Council without recommendation.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Government Management Committee:

 

1.  Requested the Director, Real Estate Services, in consultation with the Director, Waterfront Secretariat to negotiate with Ireland Park Foundation terms for a short-term nominal sum lease of a portion of the Administration Building to be used as an arts and heritage destination, and subject to reaching satisfactory terms, report directly to City Council with recommendations on lease terms.

Origin
(May 16, 2018) Letter from Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina
Summary

The Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Plan (BQNP) was adopted by City Council in July 2017. Since adoption of the plan, I have been pleased to work closely with City staff and community stakeholders on the development of an implementation strategy to begin delivering the 'near-term' (i.e. 1-5 year delivery) community improvement projects contained in the overall plan. These six distinct but overlapping improvement projects include:

 

-  a transformation of the under-utilized Canada Malting Property with brand new public spaces for community-focused and special waterfront events, and improved connections to the water's edge;
the construction of expanded, safe and welcoming pedestrian spaces on Eireann Quay;


-  a rehabilitated channel dockwall to improve access to Ireland Park and the water's edge;
enhancements to the appearance of the Canada Malting silos (while continuing to pursue a viable, long-term remediation strategy for these important structures);


-  improvements in the management of area parking and transportation pressures; and

 

-  the revitalization of the City-owned Administration Building with a new arts, community and culturally-focused destination on the waterfront.    
 

With respect to the latter proposal, it is my pleasure to recommend the non-profit Ireland Park Foundation as a partner for the revitalization of the Administration Building with a new arts and heritage destination in the Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood.

 

The City-owned, three-storey Administration Building at 5 Eireann Quay occupies a remarkable waterfront location adjacent to Ireland Park. The building is presently under-utilized and in a poor state of repair, with recent state-of-good repair estimates ranging from approximately $2.0-million to $3.0 million. Per recommendations contained in the Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Plan, the building is planned for transformation into an arts, community and/or culturally-focused community hub.

 

The Ireland Park Foundation, a non-profit arts, culture and heritage organization, has an established partnership with the City of Toronto and other city-building agencies to program cultural events and improve public open spaces within the City. As part of its mission to "celebrate the story of Irish in Canada", in 2007 the Foundation constructed Ireland Park immediately adjacent to the Administration Building. Recently, the Foundation broke ground on the construction of Grasett Park, a new public space being built in the city's Entertainment District.

 

Related to their ongoing investment and programming at Ireland Park, the Foundation also has a long-standing interest in the Administration Building. Shortly after the construction of Ireland Park, a 2009 City staff report recommended that as part of area redevelopment options then under study, the "…opportunity exists for the City to work with the Ireland Park Foundation to lease and renovate the (Administration Building) as a Cultural Centre that could support interpretation of Ireland Park along with a range of other activities as appropriate." Following a 2011 business decision by City Council to lease the building to Ports Toronto, the opportunity to explore an arts and heritage destination in the Administration Building was put on hiatus.

 

With the pending expiration of the building's current lease arrangement, the Ireland Park Foundation has again expressed interest in exploring their long-standing cultural centre proposal. The Foundation proposes that a portion of the building's interior space house an interpretive centre for Ireland Park; while the balance of the building and surrounding open space could be programmed for a range of arts, cultural and community-focused events and uses. This proposal has received favourable community stakeholder feedback, and has my full support.

 

Ireland Park Foundation has a long-standing partnership with the City of Toronto for the improvement of public open spaces; and a proposed re-use program for the building that is consistent with both the property's "Parks and Open Space" designation in the Official Plan, and the objectives of the Council-adopted Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Plan.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 16, 2018) Letter from Councillor Joe Cressy on the Selection of Ireland Park Foundation for the Establishment of an Arts and Heritage Destination in the Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-115549.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(June 12, 2018) Supplementary report from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Lease Agreement with Ireland Park Foundation at 5 Eireann Quay - Portion of Administration Building and Appendices A and B (GM28.32a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117277.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Joe Cressy


Licensing and Standards Committee - Meeting 26
LS26.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Extension for Stationary Food Trucks (R55 Curb Lane Vending Permits)
Will be considered following item EX34.14

Communications LS26.2.2 to LS26.2.5 have been submitted on this Item.

Bill 820 has been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Committee Recommendations

The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 740, Street Vending, to permit current R55 Curb Lane Vending Permit holders to continue to operate in designated curb lane locations until the extended deadline of December 31, 2032.

 

2.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 740, Street Vending, to require all corporate entities holding any R55 Curb Lane Vending Permit to provide current information on corporate shareholders, directors, and officers and direct that Permits be revoked upon any changes to the controlling shareholders, directors, or officers.

 

3.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to complete additional research on other outstanding issues relating to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 740, Street Vending, and report back by the first half of 2019.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Licensing and Standards Committee:

 

1.  Requested the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to work with stationary food truck industry stakeholders to mitigate and provide solutions for the problems they face while roaming neighbourhood streets and report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee in the second quarter of 2019.

Origin
(May 31, 2018) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards
Summary

As directed by the Licensing and Standards Committee on April 21, 2015, this report recommends a two-year extension for stationary curb lane vendors (R55 Curb Lane Vending Permit holders) to continue to operate in fixed, designated spots until December 31, 2022.

 

A stationary curb lane vendor is a food truck or ice cream truck that can operate from a fixed and designated parking spot on the road (also called a fixed curb lane spot). On April 1, 2014, City Council adopted a new By-law, Chapter 740, Street Vending, which introduced new permit requirements for street food vendors. These changes resulted in phasing out the stationary curb lane vendor permit and introducing the new mobile food vendor permit. Currently, there are 23 stationary curb lane vendors permitted to operate until December 31, 2020.

 

Municipal Licensing and Standards will be reviewing Chapter 740, Street Vending, throughout the remainder of 2018, as directed by City Council, with a report expected in the first half of 2019. As such, and in response to the feasibility of an extension, staff are recommending a two-year extension for the existing stationary curb lane vendors to provide business certainty, pending this report.  

 

Staff consulted the street food vending industry on this issue in May 2018.

 

Legal Services was consulted in the preparation of this report.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 31, 2018) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Two-Year Extension for Stationary Food Trucks (R55 Curb Lane Vending Permits)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-115842.pdf)

(June 7, 2018) Public Notice on Amendments to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 740, Street Vending
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-116035.pdf)

Speakers

Bernard Gasee, Gasee, Cohen and Youngman Barristers and Solicitors
Peter Bougadis
Juan M. Restituto
James Vavaroutsos

Communications (Committee)
(June 11, 2018) Letter from Ada Mok and Cameron Pounder, feasTO Food Truck (LS.New.LS26.2.1)
Communications (City Council)
(June 18, 2018) E-mail from Yan Lin (CC.Main.LS26.2.2)
(June 21, 2018) E-mail from Juan Restituto (CC.Supp.LS26.2.3)
(June 25, 2018) E-mail from Mike Mavrogiannis (CC.New.LS26.2.4)
(June 25, 2018) Submission from Ada Mok and Cameron Pounder, feasTO Food Truck (CC.New.LS26.2.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85318.pdf)


LS26.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Installation of Mural at Wali ul Asr - East Campus Muslim School Through the StreetARToronto Partnership Program
Committee Recommendations

The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, through the Public Realm Section, StreetARToronto Partnership Program, to facilitate and fund the installation of a mural, including community consultation and engagement, on an exterior wall of the Wali ul Asr - East Campus Muslim School, which was recently the target of hateful graffiti vandalism, at a cost not to exceed $5,000, plus the cost of paint.

Origin
(June 14, 2018) Letter from Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, Ward 38, Scarborough Centre
Summary

Please accept this letter as my request to add a new item of business entitled: Installation of mural at Wali ul Asr - East Campus Muslim School through the StreetARToronto Partnership Program.

 

As you may know, a local school in Scarborough Centre has been vandalized by racist graffiti on three occasions. The latest incident - which occurred during the holy month of Ramadan - was particularly hateful and was removed by City of Toronto staff before the 200 children arrived at school the next morning.

 

While the racist graffiti has been removed to the best of our ability, the residual markings/imprint on the building is visual and is a daily reminder to students, teachers, parents, and local community members that some individuals are intent on spreading hate and division in our local community. I am requesting the City of Toronto support covering the defaced walls with a mural that depicts peace, love, and inclusion in our local community and am therefore requesting support for the following motion.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 14, 2018) Letter from Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, Ward 38, Scarborough Centre on Installation of Mural at Wali ul Asr - East Campus Muslim School Through the StreetARToronto Partnership Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-116720.pdf)


Planning and Growth Management Committee - Meeting 30
PG30.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 1, 7, 8, 12, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 26, 35, 37 

Zoning By-law Amendments to Implement Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Finch West LRT
The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PG30.3a with recommendations).

Communication PG30.3.3 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 Zoning By-law 569-2013, the former City of North York By-law 7625, the former City of York By-law 1-83, the former City of Scarborough Employment Districts Zoning By-law 24982, the former City of Scarborough Ionview Community Zoning By-law 9089, the former Town of Leaside By-law 1916, and the City of Toronto By-law 438-86 substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendments attached as Attachments 1-7 to the report (May 23, 2018) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning; and

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee held a statutory public meeting on June 7, 2018, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.
 

Origin
(May 23, 2018) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report proposes zoning by-law amendments to address known zoning issues related to the delivery of the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT projects.  The purpose of these amendments is to provide relief from the need for selective zoning by-law adjustments which are minor in nature and result in time consuming administrative delays in obtaining planning and/or building permit approvals.

 

Zoning by-law amendments were enacted by City Council in 2014 and again in 2016 to address unanticipated zoning issues arising from the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project.  The target of the amendments was very specific to that project, and the amendments did not anticipate or address other transit projects such as the Finch West LRT.  With the recent award of the Finch West LRT project, known zoning issues for that project should now be addressed. 

 

The zoning by-law amendments recommended in this report only affect the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and the Finch West LRT lines, and would ensure that the approved and funded transit projects can proceed in an efficient and cost effective manner in accordance with publicly understood zoning parameters. The amendments are consistent with the City's zoning policies, and none of the changes proposed in the by-law amendment will undermine or reduce zoning permissions on abutting lands.  Nor will the amendments impact other uses permitted on properties directly affected by the amendments. 

 

Without these amendments, the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project may experience delays in receiving Building Permits.  The Finch West LRT project may be subject to delays in project delivery and additional project costs.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 23, 2018) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Zoning By-law Amendments to Implement Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Finch West LRT
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115651.pdf)

Attachment 1: Draft Amendments to City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 - Revised
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115987.pdf)

Attachment 2: Draft Amendments to former City of Toronto By-law 438-86-Revised
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115988.pdf)

Attachment 3: Draft Amendments to former City of North York By-law 7625-Revised
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115989.pdf)

Attachment 4: Draft Amendments to former Town of Leaside By-law 1916-Revised
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-116002.pdf)

Attachment 5: Draft Amendments to former City of York By-law 1-83-Revised
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-116003.pdf)

Attachment 6: Draft Amendments to former City of Scarborough Ionview Community Zoning By-law 9089-Revised
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115990.pdf)

Attachment 7: Draft Amendments to former City of Scarborough Employment Districts Zoning By-law 24982-Revised
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115991.pdf)

Attachment 1: Draft Amendments to City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115652.pdf)

Attachment 2: Draft Amendments to former City of Toronto By-law 438-86
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115653.pdf)

Attachment 3: Draft Amendments to former City of North York By-law 7625
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115654.pdf)

Attachment 4: Draft Amendments to former Town of Leaside By-law 1916
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115655.pdf)

Attachment 5: Draft Amendments to former City of York By-law 1-83
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115677.pdf)

Attachment 6: Draft Amendments to former City of Scarborough Ionview Community Zoning By-law 9089
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115676.pdf)

Attachment 7: Draft Amendments to former City of Scarborough Employment Districts Zoning By-law 24982
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115678.pdf)

(May 15, 2018) Notice of Public Meeting to be held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee (under the Planning Act)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115660.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(June 25, 2018) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Zoning By-law Amendments to Implement Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Finch West LRT (PG30.3a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117636.pdf)

Attachment 1- Draft Amendments to City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117637.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Josh Matlow

Communications (Committee)
(May 16, 2018) E-mail from Eileen Denny (PG.Main.PG30.3.1)
(June 4, 2018) Letter from Letter from Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Ward 8, York West (PG.New.PG30.3.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-83397.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(June 7, 2018) E-mail from Christopher J. Tzekas, WeirFoulds LLP (CC.Main.PG30.3.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-84897.pdf)


PG30.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 30 

Unilever Precinct Planning Study Secondary Plan and Planning Framework, and East Harbour Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - Final Report
The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PG30.5b with recommendations)
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council adopt the Official Plan Amendment for the Unilever Precinct Secondary Plan, attached as Attachment 1 to the report (May 24, 2018) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. City Council endorse the Unilever Precinct Planning Framework, dated May 2018, attached as Attachment 2 to the report (May 24, 2018) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3. City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86, as amended, for the lands at 21 Don Valley Parkway, 30 Booth Avenue, and 375 and 385 Eastern Avenue, substantially in accordance with draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 3 to the report (May 24, 2018) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

4. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 21 Don Valley Parkway, 30 Booth Avenue, and 375 and 385 Eastern Avenue, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment, in Attachment 4 to the report (May 24, 2018) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

5. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment and/or Zoning By-laws as may be required.

 

6. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to obtain the approval of the Ministers of Municipal Affairs and Natural Resources and Forestry on Site and Area Specific Policy 426 (SASP 426) to Official Plan Amendment 231 and the Unilever Precinct Secondary Plan, before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment of Recommendations 1, 3 and 4 above.

 

7. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to request that the Ministers of Municipal Affairs and Natural Resources and Forestry render decisions on Site and Area Specific Policy 426 (SASP 426) to Official Plan Amendment 231 and the Unilever Precinct Secondary Plan concurrently.
 

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 payable for the development in accordance with the City's Development Charges By-law, as may be amended from time to time.

 

9. City Council direct that cost sharing be resolved through a subdivision or other agreement, in keeping with the City's Development Charge policies and local service guidelines, and recognizing the importance of the redevelopment and the significant enabling infrastructure investment by the City.  This resolution will be reported on as part of final reporting on the subdivision, or earlier, if necessary. 

 

10. City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to take such actions as are necessary to implement Council's decision, including execution of the applicable Section 37 and other Agreements.

 

11. City Council approve entering into an agreement between the City and the owner to reimburse the owner to a maximum of $4,494,975 for the eligible cost of construction of the First Gulf/Unilever flood protection landform, as approved by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, and upon acceptance by the City. The reimbursement will be funded through the approved budget for Port Lands Flood Protection and/or a development charge credit against the Storm Water Management component of the Development Charge payable for the development in accordance with the City's Development Charges By-law, as may be amended from time to time.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee:

 

1.  Referred Recommendation 8 of the report (June 5, 2018) to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning for further comment with the Local Councillor with a view to achieving a better off-site affordable housing package and report directly to City Council, including with any required modifications.

 

The Planning and Growth Management Committee held a statutory public meeting on June 7, 2018, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act. 

Origin
(May 24, 2018) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report advises on the outcomes of the Unilever Precinct Planning Study, including recommending adoption of a Secondary Plan.  A key outcome of the Study, and incorporated into the recommended Secondary Plan, are the recommended East Harbour By-laws, responding to First Gulf's private applications.  As well as recommending the approval of the Secondary Plan, endorsement of the Planning Framework, and approval of the East Harbour By-laws, this report provides requested updates on other key linked processes being undertaken by Real Estate Services, Economic Development and Culture, and CreateTO, respecting the City's landholdings in the Precinct and replacement of existing film studio uses.

 

The Unilever Precinct has been a place for jobs since the industrialization of the Port Lands and the Don River Mouth.  Reflecting city-wide trends, the nature of jobs here is changing.  Historic industrial and manufacturing uses having ceased in the precinct, the plan for the precinct's future reflects broader trends in employment growth in the city, focused on knowledge and service workers. 

 

The reinvention of this employment-designated area is in keeping with the Official Plan and supports the city's economic competiveness.  There is no comparable opportunity in the city, or the region, to establish a significant cluster of jobs linked to major transit and supportively integrated with the downtown core.  This opportunity only exists because of the lands' employment designation: where residential permissions exist, the land value escalation drives more residential growth. 

 

This report recommends adoption of a Secondary Plan to support and manage the future of this employment area, and recommends approval (with lands subject to holding (H) provisions) of the East Harbour rezoning application.  This is the largest commercial and retail application in the Greater Toronto Area, proposing 926,000 square meters (approximately 10 million square feet) of employment space and 50,000 workers at this location in future. 

 

The Unilever Precinct Secondary Plan is an outcome of the Unilever Precinct Planning Study, initiated in 2016 and integrally linked to SmartTrack Station Area Planning and review of the East Harbour Applications.  It will guide redevelopment in the precinct, reflective of provincial and city land use policy, for areas where redevelopment is currently proposed through the East Harbour applications, as well as for lands in City and other ownership where redevelopment may take place in future. 

 

The Secondary Plan, its accompanying non-statutory descriptive Planning Framework, and implementing Zoning By-laws related to the East Harbour development applications, comprehensively master plan the next generation of employment growth in this area, integrally linked to provision of transit, flood protection and public realm infrastructure.  The form of development enabled by the Secondary Plan and detailed in the recommended Zoning By-laws is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014), conforms with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017), and implements the Council-endorsed (but not in force) City of Toronto Official Plan Amendment 231 Site and Area Specific Policy 426 ("SASP 426").

 

The Secondary Plan integrates comments from community and stakeholder consultations to date, as well as staff's continued work with other divisions and agencies respecting infrastructure coordination, particularly related to the East Harbour SmartTrack Station.  The land use and built form advanced in the Secondary Plan and detailed in the East Harbour By-laws is compatible with adjacent and nearby land uses, and will be further articulated and designed through forthcoming processes linked to removal of zoning Holding ("H") symbols.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 24, 2018) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Unilever Precinct Planning Study Secondary Plan and Planning Framework, and East Harbour Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115535.pdf)

Attachment 1: Draft Official Plan Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115781.pdf)

Attachment 2: Draft Unilever Precinct Planning Framework
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115782.pdf)

Attachment 3: Draft Zoning By-law Amendment, 438-86
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115783.pdf)

Attachment 4: Draft Zoning By-law Amendment, 569-2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115784.pdf)

Attachments 5 - 8
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115785.pdf)

(May 17, 2018) Notice of Public Meeting to be held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee (under the Planning Act)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115656.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(June 26, 2018) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Unilever Precinct Planning Study Secondary Plan and Planning Framework, and East Harbour Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications (PG30.5b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117702.pdf)

Attachment 1: Draft Official Plan Amendment By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117690.pdf)

Attachment 2: Unilever Precinct Planning Framework
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117703.pdf)

Attachment 3: Draft Zoning By-law Amendment, By-law 438-86
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117691.pdf)

Attachment 4: Draft Zoning By-law Amendment, By-law 569-2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117704.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Paula Fletcher

Communications (Committee)
(June 6, 2018) Letter from John Wilson and Cindy Wilkey, West Don Lands Committee (PG.Supp.PG30.5.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-83324.pdf)

(June 6, 2018) Letter from Carolyn Johnson (PG.Supp.PG30.5.2)

5a Unilever Precinct Planning Study Secondary Plan and Planning Framework, and East Harbour Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - Supplementary Report
Origin
(June 5, 2018) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

The Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, dated May 24, 2018 included a general description of the Section 37 package related to the East Harbour development proposal at 21 Don Valley Parkway, 30 Booth Avenue, and 375 and 385 Eastern Avenue.  It identified that further detail on that package would be provided in a Supplementary Report.  This Report provides these details.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 5, 2018) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Unilever Precinct Planning Study Secondary Plan and Planning Framework, and East Harbour Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - Supplementary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-116383.pdf)


PG30.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 26 

Don Mills Crossing - Proposals Report
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to use the draft Don Mills Crossing Secondary Plan, found in Attachment 1 to the report (May 17, 2018), as the basis for stakeholder and public consultation.

 

2. City Council direct that any Official Plan amendment and rezoning applications in the draft Secondary Plan Area be considered and reviewed in the context of the draft Secondary Plan.


3. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report back with a final report and recommended Official Plan Amendment for the Don Mills Crossing Secondary Plan in the first quarter of 2019.

 

4. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to:

 

a.  undertake a study to consider an area-specific Section 37 policy for the Don Mills Crossing Secondary Plan that includes but is not limited to the use of a quantitative formula that would provide clarity and consistency in calculating Section 37 community benefit contributions related to increases in height and density;

 

b. consult with the Ward Councillor, neighbourhood associations and other stakeholders on any potential policy;

 

c. report back to Planning and Growth Management Committee on a potential policy approach;  and

 

d. incorporate any appropriate policy directions into the final Secondary Plan.

 

5.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to meet with Ontario Science Centre officials to discuss the future plans for their lands.

 

6.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to meet with senior School Board staff to discuss their future plans for schools within the Study Area.

Origin
(May 17, 2018) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report presents the draft Don Mills Crossing Secondary Plan for public consultation. 

 

The draft Secondary Plan is a comprehensive planning framework that capitalizes on the significant public investment in new transit infrastructure by directing development to appropriate locations and securing the public realm amenities and facilities necessary to meet the existing and future needs of residents and workers.  It advances a vision of a distinct and complete community that celebrates the natural heritage of the Don River Valley system and builds on the area's tradition of cultural and technological innovation.  A full range of mobility options are provided for with an emphasis on transit, travel demand management and the integration of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure into the public realm.  New connections will provide opportunities to make it more convenient to access jobs, services and daily activities in the community and beyond. 

 

While providing for intensification within the boundaries of the draft Secondary Plan Area, a key theme of the draft policies is improved connectivity with enhanced public realm treatments beyond the boundary to ensure that future growth does not occur in isolation and is integrated with the surrounding area.  By connecting the natural, cultural, institutional and employment destinations found in the broader area around the Secondary Plan Area to the community at Don Mills and Eglinton, the existing residents and workers can experience the benefit generated by public investment in new transit infrastructure.

 

The draft Secondary Plan is the outcome of the Don Mills Crossing study, launched in 2016 to address City Council's direction originating from the adoption of Eglinton Connects in May 2014 and a settlement of an Ontario Municipal Board appeal of OPA 231 for the Celestica lands.  In both cases, City Council directed that a comprehensive planning framework be prepared for lands in the vicinity of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East.

 

Don Mills Crossing is a three phase study.  In January 2017, Planning and Growth Management Committee adopted the Profile Report completed at the conclusion of Phase 1.  In November 2017, Committee adopted the Don Mills Crossing Public Realm Plan Report which marked the conclusion of Phase 2 and was the framework upon which the draft Secondary Plan was prepared.  Phase 3 has focussed on policy development and further community engagement.  This phase also involved continued coordination with staff in various City divisions and outside agencies to advance both the draft Secondary Plan and the review of development applications submitted for lands within the boundaries of the Study Area.

 

This report recommends that the draft Secondary Plan be used as a basis for staff to undertake additional stakeholder and public consultation.  In addition, it is recommended that the draft Secondary Plan be used to review development applications in the draft Secondary Plan Area.  Following consultation through the summer and fall of 2018, staff propose to bring forward the recommended Official Plan Amendment for the Secondary Plan to a statutory meeting at Planning and Growth Management Committee in the first quarter of 2019.     

Background Information (Committee)
(May 17, 2018) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Don Mills Crossing - Proposals Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115657.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Draft Don Mills Crossing Secondary Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115649.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(June 6, 2018) Letter from Steve Shaw, Executive Officer, Facility Services, Sustainability and Planning, Toronto District School Board (PG.New.PG30.6.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-83398.pdf)

(June 7, 2018) Letter from Carlo Bonani, CreateTO (PG.New.PG30.6.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-83400.pdf)

(June 7, 2018) Letter from Letter from Christopher Tanzola, Overland LLP on behalf of Foresters (PG.New.PG30.6.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-83479.pdf)

(June 7, 2018) Letter from Richard Domes, Gagnon Walker Domes Professional Planners (PG.New.PG30.6.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-83480.pdf)


PG30.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 26 

844 Don Mills Road, 1150 and 1155 Eglinton Avenue East - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Plan of Subdivision Applications - Request for Direction Report
Committee Recommendations

The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning recommends that:

 

1.   City Council direct the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff and any other City staff as appropriate, to attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing in support of the with prejudice settlement offer dated May 28, 2018 (“Settlement Offer”), which is substantially in accordance with the plans identified as Attachments 1 – 15, and conditions identified as Attachments 19, 21 and 22 to the report (May 29, 2018) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2   City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal to withhold its Order on the appeals of the Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-Law Amendment, and Draft Plan of Subdivision Approval until such time as:

 

a.   An Official Plan amendment and Zoning By-law amendment(s) are prepared to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, to provide for the development substantially in accordance with the plans referred to in the Settlement Offer identified in Recommendation 1. above, which includes Attachment 1 (Master Site Plan), Attachment 3 (Draft Plan of Subdivision) and Attachment 16b (Applicant’s Project Statistics) to the report dated May 29, 2018;

 

b.   The Owner has agreed that the approval of the Draft Plan of Subdivision shall be subject to conditions to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor;

 

c.   Any such revisions to the proposed subdivision plan dated March 16, 2018 (Attachment 3), or any such additional or modified conditions as the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning may deem to be appropriate to reflect the recommendations in this report or to address matters arising from the on-going technical review of this development, have been made;

 

d.   The Owner has addressed the comments in the Engineering and Construction Services Memo dated April 18, 2018, as applicable, to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;

 

e.   The Owner has submitted a revised plan of subdivision with adjustments to the boundary of Block 12 and Block 14B to retain the West Courtyard and East Courtyard in private ownership for amenity space, as per the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) memorandum dated April 30, 2018, all to the satisfaction of the TRCA in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning; 

 

f.   The Owner has provided alternative rail safety mitigation measures, as set out in Recommendation 2.h.i, below, for any proposed development on the site, which is set back less than 30 metres from the CP Rail corridor, to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

g.   The Owner has entered into an agreement with the City to secure community benefits pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, including the following, which shall also be secured in the zoning by-laws, all to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor:

 

i.   Prior to issuance of the first above grade building permit for any development on Blocks 6B, 6C,10, 11, 13 (being a portion of phase 2) and Blocks 1B, 4, 5 and 7 (being a portion of phase 3), as shown on Attachment 3 to the report (May 29, 2018) and all subsequent Blocks referring to Attachment 3, the Owner shall provide a financial contribution of twelve million dollars ($12,000,000) to be used for the enhancement/enlargement of the community centre within the development site, which will include the relocated twin pad arena planned on the development site, and may also include additional recreation facilities and community services (the “Enhanced and Enlarged Community Centre”).  In the event that the Owner enters into an agreement with the City to construct the Enhanced and Enlarged Community Centre as set out in Recommendation 20 prior to issuance of the first above grade building permit for any development on Blocks, 6B, 6C, 10, 11, 13 (being a portion of phase 2) and Blocks 1B, 4, 5 and 7 (being a portion of phase 3), the Owner shall, prior to issuance of the first above grade building permit for any development on Blocks  6B, 6C,10, 11, 13 (being a portion of phase 2) and Blocks 1B, 4, 5 and 7 (being a portion of phase 3), provide a letter of credit, including provisions for upward indexing, for twelve million dollars ($12,000,000) in lieu of such financial contribution to secure such construction, in a form and from an institution to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

ii.  Prior to the first above grade building permit for development within Blocks 1A, 8, 9 and 12 (being a portion of phase 1), the Owner shall provide a financial contribution of one million seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($1,750,000) to be used for parks and/or recreational facility improvements in the Flemingdon Park or Thorncliffe Park neighbourhoods;"

  

iii.   Prior to the registration of a plan of subdivision for Blocks 1A, 6A, 8, 9, 12, 14A, 14B, 15 and 16 (“phase 1”), the Owner shall submit a Public Art Plan and prior to the first above grade building permit for residential development in phase 1, the Owner shall provide a financial security of one million two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($1,250,000) to secure the commission of public art in a process in accordance with City Planning’s Public Art Program;

 

iv.   Prior to the issuance of the first above grade building permit for residential development in phase 1, the Owner agrees to prepare the Public Art Plan in consultation with the local Councillor identifying locations for the anticipated public art works within Blocks 1B (with the completion of public art within 12 months of the occupancy of either Blocks 4 or 7), 3A and 6A (with the completion of public art concurrent with the completion of above base park improvements), or other Blocks deemed appropriate (completion with the completion of public art as set out in the public art plan), and a cost projection for each proposed location, with the total amount not to exceed the amount identified in Recommendation 2.g.iii above.  The Public Art Plan is subject to review and recommendation by the Toronto Public Art Commission through the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

v.   The fifteen million dollar ($15,000,000) total cash or value contribution referred to in Recommendations 2.g.i, ii, and iii, above is to be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of execution of the agreement to the date of payment;

 

vi.   The Owner agrees to design, construct, finish, furnish, and equip at its expense, a two-storey (ground floor and second floor) non-profit licensed child care facility within the Block 1A Office Building to accommodate a minimum of 62 children, including infants, toddlers and preschoolers, comprising of a minimum of 985 square metres of interior space and a minimum of 270 square metres of exterior space adjacent to the second floor interior space which may be increased to meet daycare licensing standards, including outdoor storage, and the provision for a child pick-up and drop-off area with safe access to and from the underground garage, to the satisfaction of the Director, Real Estate Services in consultation with the General Manager, Children’s Services;

 

vii.   The Owner shall enter into a lease agreement with the City for 99 years for the child care facility in Recommendation 2.g.vi above, prior to occupancy of Block 1A, to the satisfaction of the Director, Real Estate Services in consultation with the General Manager, Children’s Services and the City Solicitor; and such facility shall be free of all rent, the cost of all utilities and municipal services supplied to the facility, caretaking costs (of the building common areas), repair and maintenance costs (excluding wear and tear), property damage, and local improvement charges; and the Owner shall agree to the registration of such agreement at the Owner’s expense, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor;

 

viii.   The Owner shall provide a letter of credit in the amount of four million three hundred seventy one thousand dollars ($4,371,000), being 120 percent of the value of the day care contribution of $3,643,000 to the City, including provisions for upward indexing, in a form and from a bank satisfactory to the Director, Real Estate Services, in consultation with the General Manager, Children’s Services, prior to the issuance of the first above grade building permit for Block 1A to secure the child care facility pursuant to Recommendation 2.g.vi above, with such child care facility to be made available to the City within 6 months of occupancy of the Block 1A Office Building.  Such letter of credit to be returned once the child care facility is made available to the City, to the satisfaction of the Director, Real Estate Services, in consultation, with the General Manager, Children’s Services;

 

ix.   The Owner shall provide a one-time cash contribution in the amount of one-hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to the Child Care Facility Replacement Reserve Fund to replace appliances and large equipment due to wear and tear, to be paid prior to the child care facility being made available to the City;

 

x.   The Owner shall provide a one-time cash contribution in the amount of one-hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) towards Start-Up Operating Costs for the defrayment of operational deficits during the first year of operation, to be paid prior to the child care facility being made available to the City;

 

xi.   The Owner agrees that one parking space will be provided free-of-charge for the use of the supervisor of the child care facility to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Children’s Services.  A parking pass will be provided for officials conducting inspections of the child care facility.  An appropriate pick-up/drop-off area will be identified through the site plan approval;

 

xii.   The amounts referred to in Recommendations 2.g.ix and x, above are to 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;

 

xiii.   The Owner will construct and operate a minimum 25,000 square metres of affordable rental housing on Block 5A, in accordance with the terms outlined in Attachment 21 to the report (May 29, 2018), from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

xiv.   The Owner shall construct and enter into Agreements of Purchase and Sale (“the APS”) for at least 8 Affordable Ownership Housing Units (the “Affordable Ownership Housing Units”) with a non-profit affordable housing provider at nominal cost to the provider, with such units to be located on Block 9 and / or 12, with such APS to be assignable at no additional cost, in accordance with the terms outlined in Attachment 22, to the report (May 29, 2018) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

xv.   Prior to the first residential use on the subject Block(s) containing the Affordable Ownership Housing Units, the Owner shall make ready and available for occupancy such Affordable Ownership Housing Units, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

xvi.   Prior to issuance of the first above grade building permit on Block 9 and/or Block 12, whichever is earlier, unless such later time is acceptable to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Owner shall register, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, a Section 118 Restriction under the Land Titles Act on the portion of the lands containing Affordable Ownership Housing Units agreeing not to transfer or charge any part of such lands without the written consent of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, all to the Satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

h.   The following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement and / or the zoning by-laws as a legal convenience or otherwise to support development:

 

i.   Prior to the final order of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, the Owner agrees to provide alternative rail safety mitigation measures for any proposed development on the site, which is set back less than 30 metres from the CP Rail corridor, to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, including the following:

 

1.   Proposed rail safety mitigation measures that provide at least the same level of rail safety for nearby residents, workers, visitors and shoppers as the required 30 metre setback and berm;

 

2.   A development viability report bearing the stamp of a fully insured, qualified, professional structural engineer, in addition to the noise, air quality and vibration reports, showing how at least the same level of rail safety is to be achieved, with reliance to be extended to the City, to be subject to peer review by a rail safety expert retained by and reporting to the City, at the expense of the Owner, and to be provided to the Canadian Pacific Railway for review;

 

3.   If the development viability assessment is accepted by the City:

 

a.   construction and on-going maintenance of the alternative mitigation measures will be secured through an agreement between the City and the landowner;

 

b.   warning clauses in all relevant documents should be registered on title to provide notice for future purchasers; and

 

c.   the Owner will enter into an agreement with the City to be registered on title, whereby the Owner assumes responsibility for, and indemnifies the City from, damages to the property resulting from a derailment on the Canadian Pacific North Toronto rail corridor.

 

4.   Any required rail safety, air quality and noise/vibration mitigation structures or other measures such as berms and noise walls must be of a high design quality. Berms should be landscaped and maintained and opportunities for murals and community artwork should be pursued on the south face of noise walls and other structures;

 

ii.   The Owner has submitted a Construction Management Plan and Neighbourhood Communication Strategy for each phase of development, prior to the issuance of the first building permit within such phase of development (including demolition and/or excavation permit), to the satisfaction of the Chief Building Official, and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning, and thereafter shall implement such approved plan(s) to the satisfaction of such City Officials;

 

iii.   No above grade building permit, including for clarity any conditional above grade building permit, on Blocks 1B, 4, 5, 6B, 6C, 7, 10, 11, and 13 (phase 2 and phase 3 lands), from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, shall be issued prior to:

 

1.   issuance of the first above grade building permit for the affordable housing Block 5A; and

 

2.   conveyance of park Blocks 3A and 3B to the City;

 

iv.   No above-grade building permit for any high-rise buildings on Blocks 4 and 5 shall be issued, prior to the affordable rental housing building on Block 5A being ready and available for occupancy to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Building Official;

 

v.   Prior to any residential use on Blocks 8, 9 and 12 at 1150 Eglinton Avenue East, all existing manufacturing and industrial uses located at 844 Don Mills Road will cease operation, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

vi.   The Owner shall apply for and receive a TRCA Permit under O. Reg. 166/06 on behalf of itself and the City of Toronto for a trail connection from Block 15 to E. T. Seton Park, and associated road, underpass and sidewalk works, and construct the works prior to any residential use on Block 12.  The TRCA permit application shall include the preparation of a Natural Heritage Impact Study, a Geotechnical Slope Stability Assessment, and associated Restoration and Planting Plans, and any other necessary studies and plans, to the satisfaction of TRCA.

 

vii.   The Owner agrees that above grade building permits for any buildings in phase 1 on Blocks 8, 9 or 12, shall not be issued until the first above grade permit is issued for Block 1A (office), to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

viii.   Prior to any residential use on Block 12, an occupancy permit shall be issued for Block 1A (office);

 

ix.   Prior to registration of phase 2 of the plan of subdivision (Blocks 3A, 3B, 5A, 6B, 6C, 10, 11, and 13), the Owner shall register, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, a Section 118 Restriction under the Land Titles Act on Block 5A agreeing not to transfer or charge any part of the lands without the written consent of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning or his designate;

 

x.   The Owner agrees to the following heritage preservation matters for the property at 844 Don Mills Road:

 

1.   Carefully document, dismantle and store the reconstructed heritage elements (entrance portals) until such time that they can be re-introduced in tandem with phasing and construction related to development of Blocks 4 and 5A, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

2.   Prior to the issuance of a demolition permit for 844 Don Mills Road, submit a dismantling and reconstruction plan, lighting plan and interpretation plan, for the heritage elements (entrance portals), to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and

 

3.   To design and construct a base building for each of the mixed-use towers on Blocks 4 and 5A that incorporates the entrance portals, including the use of appropriate exterior finishes, the details of which to be secured during site plan approval, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

xi.   Prior to the earlier of final site plan approval or the issuance of any building permit on Block 12, including for clarity any conditional permit or any demolition permit but excluding any building permit otherwise acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the Owner shall:

 

1.   Provide a detailed Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant, for the existing building at 1150 Eglinton Avenue East, substantially in accordance with the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd., dated February 13, 2018 and the listed plans and drawings that form part of such Heritage Impact Assessment, subject to revisions, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

2.   Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the City for the property at 1150 Eglinton Avenue East substantially in accordance with the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd., dated February 13, 2018 and the listed plans and drawings that form part of such Heritage Impact Assessment, subject to revisions, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services subject to and in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 2.h.xi.1 above, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and shall register such agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor; and

 

3.   Provide a Letter of Credit, including provisions for upward indexing, in a form and amount and from a bank satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan;

 

xii.   The Owner agrees to produce urban design guidelines prior to issuance of Notice of Approval Conditions for the first residential development on the lands, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, that will:

 

1.   Achieve a high quality public realm;

 

2.   Allow incremental development with each phase adding to the fully built out development;

 

3.   Provide a context for existing heritage features for both landscape and buildings;

 

4.   Foster design excellence, and an innovative architecture and landscape design;

 

5.   Provide explicit direction for the new portions of the development, particularly those Blocks that are adjacent to 844 Don Mills Road and 1150 Eglinton Avenue East, in order to capitalize on the important thematic qualities of modernist architecture inherent in the design of these landmarks, and to ensure a continued spirit of architectural excellence augments the importance of other noteworthy buildings of the post-war era that contribute to the unique heritage of the Don Mills Community.

 

xiii.   Prior to Notice of Approval Conditions, the Owner agrees to provide architectural control guidelines for Blocks 8, 10 and 13 to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

xiv.   Prior to the issuance of any above grade building permit on Blocks 8, 9, and 12 (being a portion of phase 1), the Owner is required to pay five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000), indexed from the date of execution of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment, for the remainder of the parkland dedication requirement through cash-in-lieu.  Such cash-in-lieu payment and the dedication of Blocks 3A, 3B and 6A satisfies the parkland dedication for the development before City Council.

 

xv.   The Owner agrees that appropriate conditions of approval for the draft plan of subdivision relating to parkland shall be reflected in Schedule A to the Zoning By-laws and the Section 37 Agreement to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

xvi.   The Owner agrees to provide the following transportation-related improvements:

 

1.   Prior to September 15, 2018 and, in any event, no later than execution of the Section 37 Agreement, pay for the cost of a Phase 3 and 4 Municipal Class Environmental Assessment in an amount of three hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($350,000), for the extension of Wynford Drive and an active transportation connection to the Don Mills Trail across the railway tracks to the west of the site (the “Active Rail Crossing”) on such terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2.   Within 30 days of final approval of the Phase 3 and 4 Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, provide a schedule for the submission and review of detailed design submissions (including, at a minimum, submissions at the 30/60/90/100 percent stages)  for the Active Rail Crossing to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

3.   To provide refined cost estimates as part of the 30/60/90/100 detailed design submissions for proposed hard and soft costs, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

4.   Within one year of final approval of the Phase 3 and 4 Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, to design the Active Rail Crossing to 60 percent detailed design to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

5.   Prior to the City securing the land rights set out in Recommendation 13 and required third party approvals, to design the Active Rail Crossing to 100 percent detailed design to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services.
 

6.   Within two years of the City securing the land rights set out in Recommendation 13, the required third party approvals, as well as any City funding if required, to construct and make operational the Active Rail Crossing to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services, unless the City has not secured the land rights and required third party approvals and any required funding within three years of approving a 100 percent detailed design for the Active Rail Crossing.  If such matters have not been secured within the aforesaid three-year period, Recommendation 2.h.xvi.7 below, does not apply.

 

7.   No above grade building permit, but excluding any building permit otherwise acceptable to the General Manager, Transportation Services, will be issued for Block 2 until the Active Rail Crossing has been constructed and made operational to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

8.   Prior to the issuance the first above-grade building permit on Blocks 6B, 6C, 10, 11, and 13 (being a portion of phase 2) and Blocks 1B, 4, 5 and 7 (being a portion of phase 3), whichever is earlier, to submit a letter of credit in a form and amount and from a bank to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services, for:

 

a.   four million dollars ($4,000,000), indexed from the date of execution of the Section 37 Agreement to the date the letter of credit is provided to the City; and

 

b.   the total amount of the Development Charge Credit available to the Owner in accordance with Recommendation 14 below.

 

9.   To adhere to City policies, as applicable, for procurement and construction of the Active Rail Crossing including but not limited to the Fair Wage Policy and Contractual Trades Obligations. 

 

10.   Prior to occupancy of the Block 1A Office Building, to design, construct, and make operational a direct underground connection from the proposed Block 1A Office Building, underneath Don Mills Road and/or Eglinton Avenue East into the LRT underground system for pedestrian access, with a minimum width of five (5) metres or the minimum width required by Metrolinx, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Transportation Services.  In the event the Owner is unable to obtain the necessary rights to construct and complete the direct underground connection, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning may extend the time to construct and make operational the direct underground connection in his sole discretion. 

 

11.   To provide a minimum of twenty five (25) publicly accessible car-share spaces on site, in locations satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Planning.

 

12.   Prior to issuance of the first above-grade building permit, provide one-time funding for five (5) bike-share stations totaling two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) ($50,000 per station), and submit a general plan identifying locations on-site for five (5) bike-share facilities, with detailed information to be secured at site plan approval; all to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning.

 

13.   Prior to registration of the plan of subdivision, submit a plan identifying locations for publicly accessible rideshare drop-off locations on-site, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

14.   To design and construct Blocks 1A, 1B, 4 and 7 with a shared underground parking facility with direct underground access to the below grade LRT connection and consolidate parking and loading access/facilities for these Blocks, the detailed design and location of such facilities to be secured through site plan approval, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning. For clarity, such pedestrian connection may be combined with vehicular access in the underground parking facilities, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning. 

 

15.   To design and construct Blocks 2, 5 and 5A with a shared underground parking facility and consolidate parking and loading access/facilities for these Blocks, the detailed design and location of such facilities to be secured through site plan approval, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.  For clarity, such pedestrian connection may be combined with vehicular access in the underground parking facilities, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

16.   Prior to the issuance of any building permit on Block 2, to design, construct, and make operational a pedestrian connection between underground parking facilities and provide knock-out panels underneath Public Street C between Blocks 1A, 1B, 4, 7 and Blocks 2, 5, 5A, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.  For clarity, such pedestrian connection may be combined with vehicular access in the underground parking facilities.

 

17.   To illustrate the locations of such future connection and knockout panels on the site plans for Blocks 1A, 1B, 4, 7 and Blocks 2, 5, 5A to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

18.   To design, install and provide real-time transportation displays for all mid-rise buildings, tall buildings, and office buildings on the development site (Blocks 1A, 2, 4, 5, 5A, 6B, 6C, 7, 9, 11 and 12), to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

19.   To provide and designate twenty-five (25) carpool spaces within the underground parking of Block 1A (office) and fifteen (15) carpool spaces within the underground parking of Block 2 (office), or as otherwise agreed to by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

20.   To provide a minimum of 20 percent of parking spaces designated for low-emission vehicles and install rough-in connections for publicly accessible plug-in stations for electric vehicle charging facilities as part of all development phases, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

21.   To design, construct and make operational, with specifications and in locations to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the General Manager of Transportation Services, conduits to on-street parking spaces for future electric vehicle charging facilities for public parking and shared vehicles;

 

22.   To provide space and design for at least one bicycle repair stand for each tall and mid-rise building on the site, as part of site plan approval, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

23.   To provide additional bicycle parking as per Tier 2 in the Toronto Green Standard or additional publicly accessible short-term bike parking facilities with shelter and lockers, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

24.   Prior to registration of the plan of subdivision, to submit a one-time payment in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for Smart Commute services to City Planning Division in the form of a bank draft or certified cheque;

 

25.   To design and provide for pick-up-drop-off space for taxi/rideshares and deliveries for each mid-rise and tall building, as part of site plan approval, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

26.   Prior to the registration of the plan of subdivision, to provide a one-time funding contribution to the City of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for a transportation monitoring program, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

xvii.   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 held on October 26 and 27, 2009 through the adoption of item PG32.3 of the Planning and Growth Committee, and as updated by Toronto City Council at its meeting held on December 5, 6 and 7, 2017 through the adoption of item PG23.9 of the Planning and Growth Committee, and as may be further amended by City Council from time to time.

 

xviii.   The Owner shall submit wind studies for all Blocks with buildings over four storeys in height, as part of site plan approval, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

xix.   The Owner agrees not to register phase 2, 3 or 4 of the plan of subdivision until the Don Mills Crossing Secondary Plan is adopted by City Council.

 

xx.   The Owner agrees that appropriate conditions of approval for the draft plan of subdivision shall be reflected in Schedule A to the Zoning By-laws and the Section 37 Agreement to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3.   City Council direct that the Owner shall convey to the City any necessary public easements securing access to the publicly accessible private open spaces (POPS) and or surface easement(s), to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, and Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as generally shown on Attachment 1 (Master Site Plan), including:

 

a.   Over the Block 1B plaza space (POPS);  

 

b.   Private Street B public access having a minimum width of 16.5 metre (surface easement);

 

c.   Over Block 12 between Public Street C and Block 14B connecting in between the central and eastern most towers (POPS);

 

d.   The easements will acknowledge the use of the space as part of a large pedestrian area which will be animated with a variety of activities throughout the year, but a portion of which will remain open and accessible to the public, subject to temporary closures on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and permitted encroachments for commercial activities, buildings and structures where appropriate and permitted by the Zoning By-law.

 

e.   The exact location and design and timing of delivery of the POPS and surface easement(s) to be determined in the context of site plan approval, with the POPS to be generally secured in the Section 37 Agreement, in addition to the matters listed in Recommendation 2.h. above.

 

4.   City Council direct that a Holding (H) symbol be included in the site specific Zoning Bylaw Amendments for Blocks 1B, 6B, 6C, 7, 10, 11, and 13, which shall prohibit the erection or use of the above grade component of a residential or mixed-use building otherwise permitted by the site specific zoning by-laws, except that a foundation, as well as an underground parking garage including the associated structural ramping system including any uses accessory thereto, or any use otherwise permitted at the sole discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as well as temporary sales centre, may be erected and used on such lands, until such time as the first above grade permit is issued for the affordable housing Block 5A, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning. 

 

5.   City Council direct that a Holding (H) symbol be included in the site specific Zoning Bylaw Amendments for Blocks 4 and 5, which shall prohibit the erection or use of the above grade component of a residential or mixed-use building otherwise permitted by the site specific zoning by-laws, except that a foundation, as well as an underground parking garage including the associated structural ramping system including any uses accessory thereto, or any use otherwise permitted at the sole discretion of the Chief Planner, as well as a temporary sales centre, may be erected and used on such lands, until such time as the affordable rental housing building on Block 5A is ready and available for occupancy, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Building Official.

 

6.   City Council direct that a Holding (H) symbol be included in the site specific Zoning Bylaw Amendments for Block 2, requiring the following matters to be provided, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning:

 

a.   The development of lands designated Employment Areas (identified as General Employment Areas in Official Plan Amendment 231 necessary to achieve a minimum of 70,000 square metres of non-residential gross floor area, comprised of non-residential uses permitted in an Employment Areas designation or otherwise permitted for the lands under Site and Area Specific Policy 511 (SASP 511), the majority of which is to be office space, to proceed prior to, or concurrent with, the provision of up to 300 units of residential development on the lands located within Block 2.

 

7.   City Council direct City staff to continue discussions with area land owners and the Toronto District School Board regarding securing a school facility in the Don Mills Crossing Secondary Plan area to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Toronto District School Board.

 

8.   City Council direct that the subdivision agreement shall be subject to the conditions as generally listed in Attachment 19 to the report dated May 29, 2018 which except as otherwise noted must be fulfilled prior to final approval and the release of the plan of subdivision for registration.

 

9.   City Council direct that prior to final approval and the release of the plan of subdivision for registration, the Owner agrees to address the comments in the Engineering and Construction Services Memo dated April 18, 2018, as applicable, to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

10.   City Council authorize the City Solicitor to take the necessary steps to release the Section 118 Restriction from title on Blocks 3A and 3B at such time as confirmation is received that Blocks 3A and 3B have been conveyed to the City, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

11.   City Council authorize the City Solicitor to take the necessary steps to release the Section 118 Restriction from title on Block 5A at such time as confirmation is received that the first above grade permit has been issued for the affordable housing Block 5A, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

12.   City Council authorize the City Solicitor to take the necessary steps to release the Section 118 Restriction from title on the Affordable Ownership Housing Units on Blocks 9 and/or 12 following the 20-year period referred to in the terms outlined in Attachment 22, to the report (May 29, 2018) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

13.   City Council authorize the Director, Real Estate Services, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services, to secure the necessary land rights to extend the existing active transportation trail across the rail corridor to the site, including if necessary, to negotiate with the Owner of the adjacent rail corridor to acquire such land rights, and to seek further authority to acquire such land rights once negotiations have been settled.

 

14.   City Council approve a development charge credit against the Roads and Related component of the Development Charges for the construction by the Owner of the Active Rail Crossing, all to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services; such credit to be a maximum amount that is the lesser of i) the costs to the Owner of constructing the crossing, such costs including but not limited to all the costs of design, consulting, working drawings and specifications, construction labour and materials, general supervision during construction, contract administration, inspection and testing and certification of completions as approved by the General Manager, Transportation Services less the Owner’s four million dollar ($4,000,000 as indexed) contribution, and ii) the Roads and Related component of Development Charges payable for the development, in accordance with the City’s Development Charges By-law, as may be amended.

 

15.   City Council authorize the execution of a development charge credit agreement between the City and the Owner to give effect to the foregoing, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

16.   City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to enter into and execute an agreement with the Owner to fund the City’s completion of Phase 3 and 4 requirements under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment referred to in Recommendation 2.h.xvi.1 above.

 

17.   City Council direct that in the event the cost of constructing the Active Rail Crossing, less the Owner’s four million dollar ($4,000,000, as indexed) contribution, exceeds the value of the Roads and Related component of the Development Charges for the development, the General Manager, Transportation Services report back to City Council through the subsequent Capital Budget process with options and a funding strategy to complete the Active Rail Crossing.

 

18.   City Council include the property at 1150 Eglinton Avenue East on the City of Toronto’s Heritage Register in accordance with the Statement of Significance (Reasons for Inclusion): 1150 Eglinton Avenue East, attached as Attachment 20 to the report (May 29, 2018), from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

19.   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 on Blocks 6A, 3A, and 3B, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation; such credit to be in an amount that is the lesser of (i) the cost to the Owner of designing and constructing the Above Base Park Improvements, as approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, less the Owner's five hundred thousand dollar ($500,000, as indexed) cash-in-lieu contribution to parkland dedication and (ii) 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. 

 

20.   City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to negotiate and enter into an agreement with the Owner for the construction of an Enhanced and Enlarged Community Centre, which includes the relocated twin pad arena planned on the development site, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

21.   City Council, if an agreement to construct the Enhanced and Enlarged Community Centre with the Owner is reached, approve a development charge credit against the Parks and Recreation component of the Development Charges for the construction by the Owner of the Enhanced and Enlarged Community Centre, all to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation; such credit to be in the amount that is the lesser of i) the cost to the Owner of constructing the Enhanced and Enlarged Community Centre as approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, less the Owner’s contributions of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000 as indexed) and twelve million dollars ($12,000,000, as indexed), and ii) the Parks and Recreation component of Development Charges payable for the development, in accordance with the City’s Development Charge By-law, as may be amended.

 

22.   City Council direct that in the event the cost of constructing the Enhanced and Enlarged Community Centre less the Owner’s contributions of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000 as indexed) and twelve million dollars ($12,000,000, as indexed) exceeds the Parks and Recreation component of the Development Charges, the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation report back to City Council through the subsequent Capital Budget process with options and a funding strategy to allow for the planned scope of work to be fully implemented.

 

23.   City Council direct that the total combined Development Charge credit under Recommendations 19 and 21 above shall under no circumstances exceed the Parks and Recreation component of Development Charges payable for the development, in accordance with the City’s Development Charge By-law, as may be amended.

 

24.   City Council allocate the cash-in-lieu payment for the parkland dedication requirement required by Recommendation 2.h.xiv towards Above-Base improvements to the on-site parkland or Enhanced and Enlarged Community Centre construction.

 

25.   City Council direct that should the Owner and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation mutually agree that the Owner may construct the Enhanced and Enlarged Community Centre, the Owner must adhere to City policies for procurement and construction, as applicable, including but not limited to the Fair Wage Policy and Contractual Trades Obligations.  

 

26.   City Council direct that the Owner agrees to withdraw the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal appeal of the fees levied by the City of Toronto for the processing of the applications for Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision within 14 days of an Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment which provides for the development coming into full force and effect and obtaining Draft Plan Approval, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

 

27.   City Council be advised that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning intends to authorize the City Solicitor to support the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal appeal of Draft Plan of Subdivision Application 16 236405 NNY 26 SB as generally illustrated on Attachment 19 to the report dated May 29, 2018 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

28.   City Council direct that the City Solicitor request the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal to delegate the clearance of conditions of subdivision approval back to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

29.  City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to provide Open Door Affordable Housing Program incentives to the Owner, or the not for profit housing provider, to which Block 5A is conveyed, for up to 393 affordable rental housing dwelling units to be developed on the lands currently known as 844 Don Mills Road, 1150 and 1155 Eglinton Avenue East, subject to the approval of  an Open Door Application by the Director, Affordable Housing Office,  proposed by the Owner or the not for profit housing provider to which Block 5A is conveyed with the affordable rental housing to be operated substantially in accordance with the terms set out below:

 

"Affordable Rental Housing Terms and Conditions

 

Conditions of approval for the Open Door Affordable Housing Program:

 

a.  The owner or non-profit housing provider will submit an Open Door Affordable Housing Application for approval by the Director, Affordable Housing Office to be eligible for the City's Open Door incentives package.

 

b.  The City of Toronto's Affordable Rental Housing Design Guidelines will be used to inform the design of the Units.

 

c.  An affordable housing access plan satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, or his designate, addressing the following matters:

 

i.  Project description, including number of units and their bedroom size, number and bedroom size of units that are fully accessible, affordability requirements and funding/benefits provided;

 

ii.  Eligibility, including income thresholds, status in Canada, and occupancy standards;

 

iii.  Equity, diversity and human rights; if any part of the affordable housing is to be operated in accordance with a mandate to serve a targeted group, terms and condition based substantially upon Council's existing policies for social housing mandates adopted by Council at its meetings of November 26-28, 2002 and July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014;

 

iv.  An open, fair and transparent process for the selection of tenants, including up to 20 percent of the Units available to households in receipt of housing benefits and referred from the City's Housing Access System;

 

v.  Review and appeal process regarding tenant eligibility and selection;

 

vi.  Accountability, reporting and compliance; both initial and annual or other periodic reporting and right of audit.

 

d.  Obligations during the 25-Year Affordability Period:

 

i.  Affordable rents must be provided for a minimum of 25 years. Thereafter rents may be charged in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act or successor legislation.

 

ii.  When entering into a tenancy agreement for a unit, household income cannot exceed four times the annual equivalent of the rent for the unit.

 

iii.  The owner will provide to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration a first occupancy report no later than 6 months before first occupancy to report on rents at occupancy.

 

iv.  The owner will provide to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration an annual occupancy report at the end of each calendar year to report on rents during year of reporting and average rents at year end.

 

v.  The owner will provide a management representation report including management declarations to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

vi.  The owner will provide information on the household income and household composition of the units rented to new tenants during the year to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration."

 

30.  City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to negotiate and, should the Owner and the Director, Affordable Housing Office mutually agree, execute a municipal capital facility agreement (a "Contribution Agreement") with the Owner or the not for profit housing provider to which Block 5A is conveyed for the up to 393 affordable rental housing dwelling units to be developed on the lands currently known as 844 Don Mills Road, 1150 and 1155 Eglinton Avenue East to secure rents below 100 percent of average market rents, with a target of 80 percent of average market rents or below, subject to approval of an Open Door Application by the Director, Affordable Housing Office, together with any security, financing or other documents required, as well as any amendments thereto required from time to time, on terms and conditions acceptable to the Director, Affordable Housing Office, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor. 

 

31.  Subject to approval of an Open Door Application by the Director, Affordable Housing Office, City Council exempt the up to 393 new affordable rental housing dwelling units to be developed on the lands currently known as 844 Don Mills Road, 1150 and 1155 Eglinton Avenue East from taxation for municipal and school purposes for the 25-year term of the municipal capital facility agreement.

 

32. Subject to approval of an Open Door Application by the Director, Affordable Housing Office, City Council authorize that the up to 393 new affordable rental housing dwelling units to be developed on the lands currently known as 844 Don Mills Road, 1150 and 1155 Eglinton Avenue East be exempt from the payment of development charges and be exempt from the payment of planning and park dedication fees and building permits under existing City policy.

 

33. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to execute, postpone, confirm the status of and discharge any City security documents registered with respect to the delivery of the affordable rental housing dwelling units as required by normal business practices, subject to the execution of the municipal capital facility agreement and that security is provided as referred to in Recommendation 30. 

 

34. City Council authorize staff to cancel or refund any taxes paid pursuant to the by-law exempting the property from taxation if authority is given for an exemption from taxation as set out in Recommendation 30. 

 

35. City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office to work with the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration, to secure up to 78 housing benefits (for 20 percent of the affordable rental housing), subject to available funding and the execution of the municipal capital facility agreement referred to in Recommendation 30. 

 

36. City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, or his designate, to establish with the Owner, or the not for profit housing provider, the terms and conditions of an affordable housing access plan for the up to 393 affordable rental housing dwelling units, which may include a mandate to operate a part of the affordable rental housing to serve a targeted group, and which shall include terms and conditions described in Terms and Conditions "c" in Recommendation 29 above, satisfactory to the General Manager or his delegate and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

37. City Council direct the Director, Affordable Housing Office to work with the Owner or the not for profit housing provider to secure additional funding and/or beneficial financing arrangements to further reduce rents or extend the affordability period.

Origin
(May 29, 2018) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

These applications propose the redevelopment of the 60 acre (24 hectare) property at the northwest quadrant of Eglinton Avenue East and Don Mills Road into a new mixed-use, transit supportive community called Wynford Green. The proposal includes a total gross floor area of 461,953 square metres consisting of: 376,408 square metres of residential uses; 59,966 square metres of offices uses; 11,119 square metres of commercial and retail uses; 2,231 square metres of community uses including a not for profit child care facility; 25,720 square metres of affordable housing; and 2.57 hectares of parkland including land to accommodate a 12,229 square metre community centre.

 

There are 4,974 residential units proposed within buildings ranging in height from three and four storey townhouses, eight to ten storey midrise buildings and tall buildings with heights between 27 and 48 storeys. The office uses would be located within two buildings of eight and nine storeys situated closest to the Eglinton Avenue East and Don Mills Road intersection. Celestica Inc. is proposing to relocate their corporate headquarters into one of the office buildings adjacent to the intersection. Retail uses would be focused along the Don Mills Road frontage and along a new publicly accessible private retail street interior to the site.

 

The proposal includes a 2.25 hectare public park (5.58 acre) at the northeast end of the site and a 0.31 hectare (0.77 acre) public park at the south end of the site adjacent to Eglinton Avenue East. Wynford Drive is proposed to be extended west and south through the site along with a network of additional public streets (see Attachment 1: Master Site Plan).

 

The property at 844 Don Mills Road contains the former Canadian IBM head office and factory complex (now known as Celestica), completed in 1951 with later additions. The property was included on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register in 2006. The property at 1150 Eglinton Avenue East contains the former IBM Headquarters (Canada) building completed in 1967.  Both properties have been identified and evaluated by staff as significant examples representing the Modern Movement of Architecture. In order to acknowledge the history, place and important role that 844 Don Mills Road had in the evolution of the Don Mills Community, key features of the building will be retained and incorporated into the proposed development. These include the north and south entrance portals.  Staff have negotiated a conservation strategy for 1150 Eglinton Avenue East that incorporates the building's landmark qualities and conserves the prominent public view of the building from the south side along Eglinton Avenue East.

 

The site is proposed to be developed in a number of phases with the first phase consisting of the nine-storey Celestica office building (24,258 square metres), a total of 1,604 residential dwelling units (127,509 square metres) in the form of three residential apartment buildings with heights of 32, 34 and 39 storeys, three midrise buildings of 8 storeys, three to four storey freehold and stacked townhouses and the public park at the south end of the site adjacent to Eglinton Avenue East.

 

On December 1, 2017 the Owner appealed the Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Plan of Subdivision applications to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) citing Council's failure to make a decision within the prescribed time frames set out in the Planning Act. Since the LPAT appeal, the applicant has continued to work collaboratively with staff in order to advance the applications and resolve outstanding issues. The applicant continued to attend community consultation meetings, present revisions and make their resubmitted plans, drawings and materials available online to the public through the City's website. On May 28th, 2018 the applicant submitted a with prejudice public settlement offer to the City for its consideration.

 

The proposal has been reviewed in conjunction with the City's Don Mills Crossing (DMC) Study. The Study, launched in 2016, is a comprehensive review of the anticipated growth around the intersection of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East that builds on the principles advanced through the Eglinton Connects Planning Study. The DMC Study will result in a new planning framework which will include implementation measures to support the co-ordinated development of a complete, sustainable, transit- oriented, mixed-use, mixed-income community predicated on a vibrant public realm, access to existing and proposed parks and open spaces, integration with the future Eglinton Crosstown LRT and new community services and facilities. The proposals report and draft Secondary Plan for the Don Mills Crossing Study will also be considered at the June 7, 2018 Planning and Growth Management Committee meeting together with this report.

 

The proposal by the applicant is appropriate and represents good planning. The master planned Wynford Green community is being proposed along a higher order transit corridor by utilizing an underdeveloped brownfield site that is isolated and disconnected from the surrounding community. The proposal integrates these lands into the larger community and the Eglinton LRT by introducing a network of public streets; providing active pedestrian and cycling connections; providing direct at-grade and underground connections to the future Eglinton LRT; two new public parks with land large enough to accommodate a new community centre; providing for a mix of uses including residential, retail, employment and community uses; retaining and incorporating heritage resources, a variety of building types and range of residential unit sizes; providing both rental and ownership affordable housing totalling approximately 390 dwelling units; and a non-profit child care facility. The proposal conforms to Official Plan policies, to Site and Area Specific Policy (SASP 511) and aligns with the emerging draft policy direction from the Don Mills Crossing Study.

 

The proposal will provide a number of sustainability initiatives including: the dedication of 3.77 hectares of open space to the City; electric vehicle charging stations and auto-share spaces; active transportation connections; ravine stewardship plan; bike sharing facilities; Toronto Green Standards Tier 2 bicycle parking standards; and other Tier 2 incentives that will be assessed during the site plan control process.

 

The purpose of this report is to seek Council's direction for staff representation at the LPAT hearing to support the settlement offer in principle, as outlined in this report and the with prejudice settlement offer letter dated May 28th, 2018 and continue to work with the applicant to resolve details of the proposal through the drafting of the detailed official plan and zoning by-law amendments and subdivision approval conditions. A pre-hearing conference has been set for September 14, 2018. A full hearing date has not yet been set.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2018) Report and Attachments 1 - 22 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 844 Don Mills Road, 1150 and 1155 Eglinton Avenue East - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Plan of Subdivision Applications
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115658.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(June 5, 2018) Letter from Todd Melendy, Celestica (PG.New.PG30.7.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-83278.pdf)

(June 6, 2018) Letter from Stephen Diamond, DiamondCorp (PG.New.PG30.7.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-83353.pdf)

(June 6, 2018) Letter from Steve Shaw, Toronto District School Board (PG.New.PG30.7.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-83417.pdf)

(June 7, 2018) Letter from Alison Tong, Trans-Northern (PG.New.PG30.7.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-83481.pdf)


PG30.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Local Appeal Body - Chair's 2017 Annual Report
Communication PG30.10.3 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council receive the 2017 Annual Report from the Chair of the Toronto Local Appeal Body, contained in Attachment 1 to the report (May 7, 2018) from the Acting Director, Court Services, for information.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee:

 

1.  Requested the Director of Zoning and Committee of Adjustment to conduct an analysis of Committee of Adjustment and Toronto Local Appeal Body decisions regarding requests for variances to legalize structures that are already built, with the intent of determining whether they are treated similarly to cases where there has been no illegal construction.

 

Ian James Lord, Chair, Toronto Local Appeal Body gave a verbal update to the Planning and Growth Management Committee and addressed questions.

Origin
(May 7, 2018) Report from the Acting Director, Court Services
Summary

Enacted on May 3rd, 2017, the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) is an independent quasi-judicial tribunal established through the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 142, City of Toronto Act and other provincial legislation. The Tribunal provides a public forum for the adjudication of land-use disputes related to applications under Sections 45 and 53 of the Planning Act.

 

The TLAB is composed of 7 members including the Chair and 6 Panel Members who are nominated by an impartial citizen-member nominating panel with recommendations for appointments submitted to Toronto City Council. Toronto City Council appoints Members of the TLAB for a four-year term of office.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 7, 2018) Report from the Acting Director, Court Services on Toronto Local Appeal Body - Chair's 2017 Annual Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115645.pdf)

Attachment 1: Toronto Local Appeal Body Chair's 2017 Annual Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115529.pdf)

Speakers

Geoff Kettel, Federation of North Toronto Residents Associations
Al Kivi, South Eglinton Ratepayers' and Residents' Association
Councillor Josh Matlow

Communications (Committee)
(June 6, 2018) E-mail from Carolyn Johnson (PG.Supp.PG30.10.1)
(June 6, 2018) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (PG.New.PG30.10.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-83370.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(June 28, 2018) Letter from Eileen Denny, President, Teddington Park Residents Association Inc. (CC.New.PG30.10.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85417.pdf)


Public Works and Infrastructure Committee - Meeting 30
PW30.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Vision Zero Road Safety Plan: Designation of Community Safety Zones around Elementary Schools
Communications PW30.5.3 to PW30.5.9 have been submitted on this Item.

Bill 848 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council add Avenue Road between St. Clement's Avenue and Castlefield Avenue as a Community Safety Zone.

 

2.  City Council delete Wallasey Avenue between Weston Road and Strathburn Boulevard as a Community Safety Zone

 

3.  City Council add Strathburn Boulevard, between Wallasey Avenue and Lovilla Boulevard (St. Simon Catholic School) as a Community Safety Zone.

 

4.  City Council include in the Community Safety Zones the extended frontages of private elementary schools.

 

5.  City Council designate the locations listed in Attachment 1, as amended by Recommendations 1-4 above, as Community Safety Zones and amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 397, Community Safety Zones, accordingly.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee:

 

1. Requested the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back on:

 

a.  a proposal to accelerate the roll out and implementation of Community Safety Zones; and

 

b.  revisions to Attachment 1 to the report (May 29, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services to include the extended frontages of additional schools in both the Public and Catholic French Language School Boards in Toronto.

Origin
(May 29, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

As a part of the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, City Council recently lifted the moratorium on the creation of new Community Safety Zones. This is a critical step forward in the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, to help reduce aggressive driving and speeding in areas within the City that have higher concentrations of school children.

 

Accordingly, this report seeks the approval from Council to amend the necessary by-laws to designate the extended frontages of the 754 kindergarten to grade 8 (K-8) schools within the City as Community Safety Zones. Doing so will make the Zones eligible for automated speed enforcement under the Province's Bill 65, Safer School Zones Act, 2017, once the applicable sections are proclaimed in force, while providing the immediate benefit of speeding fines being doubled in these key walking and biking routes to schools.

 

In addition, this report details the medium term plans for improving safety in the vicinity of schools.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan: Designation of Community Safety Zones Around Elementary Schools
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115774.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Amendments To Community Safety Zones
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-116006.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
Table of extended frontages of Public and Catholic French Language Schools to be added as Community Safety Zones - attached to motion 2 by Councillor Fragedakis
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-118168.pdf)

Speakers

Hamish Wilson
Councillor Francis Nunziata
Councillor Paula Fletcher

Communications (Committee)
(June 11, 2018) Letter from Kasia Briegman-Samson, Yu Li, Jessica Spieker and David Stark - Friends and Families for Safe Street (PW.New.PW30.5.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/comm/communicationfile-83501.pdf)

(June 12, 2018) E-mail from David S. Crawford - Streetscape, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (PW.New.PW30.5.2)
Communications (City Council)
(June 14, 2018) E-mail from Jonah Arnold (CC.Main.PW30.5.3)
(June 15, 2018) E-mail from Felix Whitton (CC.Main.PW30.5.4)
(June 15, 2018) E-mail from Jane Letton (CC.Main.PW30.5.5)
(June 24, 2018) Letter from Sue Dexter and Carolee Orme, Harbord Village Residents’ Association (CC.Supp.PW30.5.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85211.pdf)

(June 24, 2018) Letter from Ralph Daley, President, Grange Community Association (CC.Supp.PW30.5.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85222.pdf)

(June 25, 2018) E-mail from David Harrison, Chair, The Annex Residents' Association (CC.New.PW30.5.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85160.pdf)

(June 26, 2018) E-mail from Joan Maccallum, Vice Chair, Seaton Village Residents Association (CC.New.PW30.5.9)

PW30.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8, 9, 11, 13, 29, 30 

Cycling Network Plan: York University, Downsview and Other Neighbourhoods
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the installation of bicycle lanes on the following sections of roadway, as described in Attachment 2 – Designated Bicycle Lanes:

 

-  Sentinel Road (from Sharpecroft Boulevard to Fredrick Mowat Lane and from Streamdale Court to Sheppard Avenue West);
-  Chatham Avenue (from Jones Avenue to Byron Avenue); and
-  Dovehouse Avenue (from Sentinel Road to Keele Street)
 

2. City Council authorize the amendments to bicycle lane designations on Runnymede Road as set out in Attachment 2 – Designated Bicycle Lanes, to the report (May 29, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, to reflect what exists today.

 

3. City Council authorize the installation of Cycle Tracks on the following sections of roadway, as described in Attachment 3 – Designated Cycle Tracks, to the report (May 29, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services,:

 

-  Shoreham Drive (from Jane Street to the Pond Road);
-  Evelyn Wiggins Drive (entire length);
-  Sheppard Avenue West (from Sentinel Road to Sunfield Road); and
-  Bloor Street East – Prince Edward Viaduct (between Castle Frank Road and Broadview Avenue)
 

4. City Council authorize the amendments to traffic and parking regulations associated with Recommendations 1, 2 and 3, as described in Attachment 4 – Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations,  to the report (May 29, 201) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

Origin
(May 29, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

The Ten Year Cycling Network Plan, adopted by Council in June 2016 seeks to build on the existing network of cycling routes – to connect gaps in the current network, grow the network into new parts of the city, and renew existing parts of the network to improve safety.

 

The purpose of this report is to seek Council authority to install the following four kilometres of cycling infrastructure proposed in the Ten Year Cycling Network Plan:

 

-  Shoreham Drive (cycle track: Ward 8, 1700 metres)
-  Evelyn Wiggins Drive (cycle track: Ward 8, 760 metres)
-  Dovehouse Avenue (bicycle lane: Ward 9, 550 metres)
-  Sentinel Road (bicycle lane: Ward 9, 450 metres)
-  Sheppard Avenue West at Sentinel Road (cycle track: Ward 9, 120 metres)
-  Chatham Avenue (contra-flow bicycle lane: Ward 30, 400 metres)
 

This report also seeks Council authority to amend regulations to reflect the existing conditions of cycling facilities on the following streets:

 

-  Runnymede Road (bicycle lane: Wards 11 and 13)
-  Bloor Street East – Prince Edward Viaduct (cycle track: Wards 29 and 30)
 

The changes proposed in this report would improve safety and mobility options for residents, including children and youth, by providing cycling connections to university, transit, schools, daycares, libraries, places of worship, businesses, event venues and residences. People riding bicycles are vulnerable road users and can be seriously injured in even minor collisions, so prioritizing their safety by providing cycling facilities is necessary to encourage people to choose to ride. No significant impact to traffic operations, TTC, or emergency services is anticipated.

 

Transportation Services proposes to install the above cycling facilities in 2018 and 2019. York University connections (Shoreham Drive and Evelyn Wiggins Drive) are 50% funded by the Federal Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) program.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on the Cycling Network Plan: York University, Downsview and Other Neighbourhoods
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115776.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Proposed Cycling Network Installation Location Maps
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115777.pdf)

Attachments 2 - Designated Bicycle Lanes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115778.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Designated Cycle Tracks
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115779.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115780.pdf)

Speakers

Hamish Wilson

Communications (Committee)
(June 10, 2018) E-mail from Clay McFayden (PW.New.PW30.6.1)
(June 11, 2018) Letter from Ron Hart, Bike North York (PW.New.PW30.6.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/comm/communicationfile-83500.pdf)

(June 11, 2018) Letter from Liz Sutherland, Cycle Toronto (PW.New.PW30.6.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/comm/communicationfile-83502.pdf)


PW30.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22, 26 

Traffic Control Signals - Bayview Avenue and Davisville Avenue
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Davisville Avenue.

Origin
(May 29, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

Transportation Services is requesting approval to install traffic control signals at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Davisville Avenue to replace the existing stop sign control on Davisville Avenue.  The installation of traffic control signals is technically justified and will enhance safety for vehicles and pedestrians using this intersection.

 

This report is submitted to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee as Bayview Avenue forms a shared boundary between the Toronto and East York Community Council and the North York Community Council.

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Bayview Avenue and Davisville Avenue, City Council approval of this report is required.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2018) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Traffic Control Signals - Bayview Avenue and Davisville Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115775.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(June 11, 2018) Letter from Carol Burtin Fripp, The Leaside Property Owners’ Association, Inc (PW.New.PW30.7.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/comm/communicationfile-83497.pdf)

(June 11, 2018) Letter from Brian Athley (PW.New.PW30.7.2)
(June 12, 2018) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22, St. Paul's (PW.New.PW30.7.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/comm/communicationfile-83540.pdf)


Striking Committee - Meeting 16
ST16.1

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 Neethan Shan to the Affordable Housing Committee for a term ending November 30, 2018 and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a vacancy on the Affordable Housing Committee resulting from the resignation of Councillor Chin Lee.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Affordable Housing Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115754.pdf)

Attachment 1: Members' preferences for appointment to the Affordable Housing Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115755.pdf)


ST16.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Audit Committee
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council appoint Councillor Janet Davis to the Audit Committee for a term ending November 30, 2018 and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a vacancy on the Audit Committee resulting from the resignation of Councillor Chin Lee.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Audit Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115757.pdf)

Attachment 1: Members' preferences for appointment to the Audit Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115758.pdf)


ST16.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Budget Committee
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council appoint Councillor Mike Layton to the Budget Committee for a term ending November 30, 2018 and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a vacancy on the Budget Committee resulting from the resignation of Councillor Shelley Carroll.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Budget Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115759.pdf)

Attachment 1: Members' preferences for appointment to the Budget Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115760.pdf)


ST16.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Civic Appointments Committee
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council appoint Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti to the Civic Appointments Committee for a term ending November 30, 2018 and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a vacancy on the Civic Appointments Committee resulting from the resignation of Councillor Chin Lee.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Civic Appointments Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115764.pdf)

Attachment 1: Members' preferences for appointment to the Civic Appointments Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115765.pdf)


ST16.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Employee and Labour Relations Committee
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee submits the item to City Council without recommendation.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a vacancy on the Employee and Labour Relations Committee resulting from the resignation of Councillor Chin Lee.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Employee and Labour Relations Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115766.pdf)

Attachment 1: Members' preferences for appointment to the Employee and Labour Relations Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115767.pdf)


ST16.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Environmental Nominating Panel
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council appoint Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon to the Environmental Nominating Panel for a term ending November 30, 2018 and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a vacancy on the Environmental Nominating Panel resulting from the resignation of Councillor Chin Lee.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Environmental Nominating Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115768.pdf)

Attachment 1: Members' preferences for appointment to the Environmental Nominating Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115769.pdf)


ST16.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Tribunals Nominating Panel
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee submits the item to City Council without recommendation.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a vacancy on the Tribunals Nominating Panel resulting from the resignation of Councillor Chin Lee.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Tribunals Nominating Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115770.pdf)

Attachment 1: Members' preferences for appointment to the Tribunals Nominating Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115771.pdf)


ST16.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Toronto Police Services Board
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council appoint Councillor Frances Nunziata to the Toronto Police Services Board for a term ending November 30, 2018 and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a vacancy on the Toronto Police Services Board resulting from the resignation of Councillor Chin Lee.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2018) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Toronto Police Services Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115772.pdf)

Attachment 1: Members' preferences for appointment to the Toronto Police Services Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-115773.pdf)


Etobicoke York Community Council - Meeting 31
EY31.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 3 

Final Report - 70 Dixfield Drive - Zoning By-law Amendment Application
Bill 818 has 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 the Etobicoke Zoning Code for the lands at 70 Dixfield Drive substantially in accordance with the Draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 5 to the report (May 17, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.  

 

2.  City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 for the lands at 70 Dixfield Drive substantially in accordance with the Draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 6 to  the report (May 17, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke 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.  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 for the purpose of securing the following matters as a legal convenience to support the development, with no cost pass-through to the residents of the existing rental building, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor:

 

i.  The owner shall provide and maintain the 141 existing residential rental units at 70 Dixfield Drive as rental housing for a period of at least 20 years from the date of the Zoning By-laws coming into full force and effect and with no applications for demolition or conversion from residential rental use made during such 20 year period, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor.

 

ii.  Prior to the occupancy of the new buildings at 70 Dixfield Drive, the owner shall secure the following facilities, amenities and improvements for the existing residential rental building as illustrated in the architectural plans dated December 1, 2017, with no pass-through of the costs to the existing tenants, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor:

 

- Renovate the lobby;
- Convert a minimum of 39 m2 of the lobby to a new lounge;
- Add a moving room with access to the rear of the  building;
- Renovate and/or expand the mailroom, if required, to accommodate the mail for the new units;
- Provide new carpeting and paint halls and common areas, where necessary;
- Provide new amenity room furniture;
- Provide poolside lounge furniture;
- Expand and enclose the garbage facility;
- Add new short-term bicycle racks to the rear of the building and new indoor bicycle racks in the bike parking areas;
- Provide ongoing maintenance to repair heating and electrical outlets as necessary;
- Provide automatic doors to the entry of the laundry room to improve access for residents with mobility limitations; and
- Provide an insulated pool cover for the existing pool.

 

iii.  The owner shall provide residents of the existing residential rental units with access to the new indoor and outdoor amenity spaces in the new buildings at 70 Dixfield Drive at no extra charge to the tenants and with no pass-through cost to tenants of the existing building.  Access and the use of these amenities shall be on the same terms and conditions as any other resident in the building.

 

iv.  Prior to final Site Plan Approval, the owner shall secure the provision of the following facilities, amenities and improvements for the existing residential rental building, with no-pass through of the costs to the existing tenants, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor:

 
- Improvements to the pathways and pedestrian circulation throughout the site
- Provide an outdoor amenity area in the rear of the property that will include picnic furniture;
- Provide outdoor amenity space adjacent to the pool;
- Improvements to the fencing around the property.

 

These facilities, amenities and building improvements shall be completed within one-year of the occupancy of the new buildings at 70 Dixfield Drive.

 

v.  Prior to final Site Plan Approval, the owner shall provide a Construction Mitigation Strategy which includes a communication strategy for adjacent property owners and the neighbourhood association and an interim parking plan for existing tenants and tradespeople during the construction period, and a Tenant Communication Plan all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and thereafter the owner shall implement such strategies and plans.

 

5.  Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to:

 

i.  Submit to the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services for review and acceptance, a Functional Servicing Report to determine the stormwater runoff, sanitary flow and water supply demand resulting from this development and whether there is adequate capacity in the existing municipal infrastructure to accommodate the proposed development.

 

ii.  Make satisfactory arrangements with Engineering and Construction Services staff and enter into the appropriate agreement(s) with the City for the design and construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services and the City Solicitor, should it be determined that upgrades are required to the infrastructure to support this development, according to the Functional Servicing Report accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services.

 

iii.  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 and to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services.

 

6.  City Council amend Municipal Code Chapter 925, Permit Parking, such that the General Manager, Transportation Services, shall not accept applications from residents of, visitors to or tradespersons at 70 Dixfield Drive, for a permit.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council:

 

1.  Requested the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District to report to the Community Council in 2019 on opportunities to address traffic safety, volume, delay and efficiency concerns expressed by residents in the vicinity of Rathburn Road, The West Mall, Wellesworth Drive and Dixfield Drive, and in particular those existing issues that may be further compounded by the 70 Dixfield Drive development.

 

2.  Requested the City Clerk to provide a copy of Toronto's Good Neighbour Guide for Residential Infill Construction to the applicant.

 

Etobicoke York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on June 6, 2018, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(May 17, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This application proposes to amend the former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code and City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 to permit the development of one 6-storey and three 3-storey residential apartment buildings having a total of 88 new rental units at 70 Dixfield Drive.  The proposed development would be in addition to an existing 12-storey, 141 unit rental apartment building.  The 3-storey buildings would be located along the north property line and the 6-storey building would be located facing The West Mall at the southeast end of the property.  The development would provide a total of 264 parking spaces for the 229 units and would have an FSI of 1.39 times the area of the lot.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and conforms with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017).  The proposal also represents an appropriate and orderly development of the site that conforms to the Official Plan.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 17, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding a Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Final Report - 70 Dixfield Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-115316.pdf)

Speakers

Dana Kuszelewski, President, York Condominium Corporation No. 202 (714 and 716 The West Mall)
Janice Robinson, Senior Associate, Goldberg Group
Melanie Knight
Milan Radic

Communications (Community Council)
(May 24, 2018) E-mail from Nellie Mugomba (EY.New.EY31.1.1)
(May 31, 2018) E-mail from Antonia and Romano Gonsalves (EY.New.EY31.1.2)
(June 5, 2018) Letter from Ivan Martek (EY.New.EY31.1.3)
(June 5, 2018) Letter from Dana Kuszelewski, President, York Condominium Corporation No. 202 (EY.New.EY31.1.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83263.pdf)


EY31.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Final Report - 1124, 1128 and 1130 Islington Avenue - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application
Bills 840, 841 and 842 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 the Official Plan for the lands at 1124, 1128 and 1130 Islington Avenue substantially in accordance with the Draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment No. 6 to the report (May 18, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.

 

2.  City Council amend the former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code for the lands at 1124, 1128 and 1130 Islington Avenue substantially in accordance with the Draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 7 to the report (May 18, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.

 

3.  City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 for the lands at 1124, 1128 and 1130 Islington Avenue substantially in accordance with the Draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 8 to the report (May 18, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.

 

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the Draft Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on June 6, 2018, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(May 18, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This application proposes to amend the Official Plan, former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code and City-wide Toronto Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 to permit twelve 4-storey townhouse units in a single block fronting Islington Avenue and a 3-storey semi-detached dwelling fronting Chauncey Avenue at 1124, 1128 and 1130 Islington Avenue.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) (2014) and conforms with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017).

 

The proposal addresses the Official Plan Healthy Neighbourhoods, Built Form, and Neighbourhoods policies, the City of Toronto Urban Design Guidelines for Infill Townhouses and the City of Toronto Townhouse and Low-Rise Apartment Guidelines.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Official Plan and applicable Zoning By-laws as the proposal is appropriate for the site and compatible with the surrounding area.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 18, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District - 1124, 1128 and 1130 Islington Avenue - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-115313.pdf)


EY31.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 11 

Final Report - 1736 Weston Road - Zoning By-law Amendment Application
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend former City of York Zoning By-law No.1-83 for the lands at 1736 Weston Road substantially in accordance with the Draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 4 to the report (May 14, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke 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.  Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to:
 

a.  Maintain lease agreements in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor and to be registered on title, confirming that adequate off-site parking spaces are available for the exclusive use of 1736 Weston Road on Sundays between 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday nights during peak periods. The lease agreements must include:
 

i.  Confirmation that the off-site parking spaces are surplus to the applicable zoning requirements of the donor sites; and

 
ii.  Site plan drawings showing the location, dimensions and layout of the off-site parking spaces.
 

b.  Demonstrate that all parking space dimensions comply with minimum Zoning By-law parking space requirements.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on June 6, 2018, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(May 14, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This application proposes a Zoning By-law Amendment to maintain a place of worship use at 1736 Weston Road. A Zoning By-law Amendment to permit the place of worship use was approved by City Council in 2003, subject to a number of conditions that were never fulfilled. Between 2003 and 2008, the applicant requested through Etobicoke York Community Council and City Council that a condition related to off-site parking be amended to be less onerous. The request was deferred by City Council and Etobicoke York Community Council several times and ultimately considered by City Council in 2008.  In 2008, City Council approved a Temporary Use By-law, with no requirement for off-site parking, for a period of three years. The Temporary Use By-law was enacted by City Council in 2010 and it expired in 2013. The subject application seeks to permit the existing place of worship to remain as a permanent use.

 

The proposal is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and conforms with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017).

 

The proposal addresses the sites location within the Apartment Neighbourhoods designation of the Official Plan.  Apartment Neighbourhoods  are made up of apartment buildings and parks, local institutions, cultural and recreational facilities, and small-scale retail, service and office uses that serve the needs of area residents.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law subject to conditions before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment. Provided the conditions are fulfilled, staff are of the opinion that the existing use as a place of worship is appropriate in this location.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 14, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding a Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Final Report - 1736 Weston Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-115329.pdf)

Speakers

Nader Kadri, Planner, Weston Consulting
Heather Au, Planner, Weston Consulting


EY31.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 13 

Final Report - High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area Character Study
Communications EY31.4.47 to EY31.4.54 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 adopt Official Plan Amendment 419 substantially in accordance with the Draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment 3 to the report (May 22, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to Official Plan Amendment 419 as may be required.

 

3.  City Council direct the Director of Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, to use Official Plan Amendment 419, High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Site and Area Specific Policy 551 in the evaluation of all new and current development proposals located within its boundaries.

 

4.  City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City Staff to attend and support Official Plan Amendment 419 in its current form, should it be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (the "LPAT") within the statutory timeframe of the Planning Act.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council:

 

1.  Requested the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, to further consult with the community and stakeholders on Draft High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area Urban Design Guidelines and report to the next meeting of the Etobicoke York Community Council with finalized Urban Design Guidelines for the High Park Apartment Neighbourhood.

_________ 

 

Etobicoke York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on June 6, 2018, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(May 22, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This report presents the outcome of the City initiated High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area Character Study, and the resulting proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 419 which includes the High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Site and Area Specific Policy No. 551.  This Site and Area Specific Policy provides a localized policy framework to guide change and compatible infill development that respects the existing and planned character of the study area.  These documents augment and implement the policies of the Official Plan, they are consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014),  conform to Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017), and have regard for matters of provincial interest in Section 2 of the Planning Act.  

 

The High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area is an established, stable residential apartment neighbourhood that is in close proximity to High Park to the south and is surrounded to the west, north and east by low rise residential designated Neighbourhoods.  The High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area Character Study was initiated in response to the concern that the two significant intensification applications, made at the same time, and following the approval of another large development application, were at a level of intensification not anticipated for in this neighbourhood.  There was concern that the applications were not in keeping with the character of the area and that this neighbourhood required a more localized policy framework than is currently provided in the City's Official Plan.  The Official Plan has a provision that provides Council the ability to determine, at the earliest point in the process, whether a site and area specific policy needs to be created to deal with significant intensification.

 

The High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area Character Study involved extensive community consultation and provided an evidence based approach and analysis to identifying the neighbourhood characteristics and attributes that define the High Park Apartment Neighbourhood. The findings of the study enabled staff to identify which character defining attributes required localized policies and guidelines to augment the direction of the City's Official Plan and various Guideline documents.

 

The proposed Official Plan Amendment 419 (OPA 419) and Site and Area Specific Policy 551 (SASP 551) for this area is predicated on this study's findings, guiding principles, results from community consultation, and an iterative policy development process which included a Community Working Group and City staff team. Proposed SASP 551 will guide change and compatible infill development within the High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area that is sensitive to the character of the neighbourhood.  Area Specific Urban Design Guidelines will be developed through additional consultation to further implement the policies of SASP 551 and provide greater direction for the area.  

 

SASP 551 includes development criteria for three building typologies that have been determined through the study to be characteristic of this area. Staff testing of the SASP development criteria confirms that the infill criteria of the SASP are sensitive to the character of this area, while still allowing for appropriate infill opportunities in accordance with the policies of the Official Plan. 

 

The proposed Official Plan Amendment 419 (OPA 419), Site and Area Specific Policy 551 (SASP 551) is consistent with the Provincial Planning Policy Statement (2014) and conforms with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017) and has regard for matters of Provincial Interests in the Planning Act.

 

This report recommends adoption of Official Plan Amendment 419 High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Site and Area Specific Policy 551 amending the Official Plan.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 22, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District - High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area Character Study - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-115346.pdf)

High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area Character Study, May 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-116205.pdf)

Speakers

Barbi Lazarus
Margaret vanDijk, Member, High Park Community Alliance
Mary  Korica, Member, High Park Community Alliance
Lenka Holubec
Paul Lowes, SGL Planning & Design Inc.
Elle McLaughlin, President, High Park Community Alliance
Piper Morley, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Viola Varga
Leslie Gooding
Judy Bryant

Communications (Community Council)
(June 3, 2018) E-mail from Toby Fletcher (EY.New.EY31.4.1)
(June 3, 2018) E-mail from Maria Portman (EY.New.EY31.4.2)
(June 3, 2018) Letter from Helen Hawkins (EY.New.EY31.4.3)
(June 3, 2018) E-mail from Judy Malone (EY.New.EY31.4.4)
(June 3, 2018) E-mail from M. McLean (EY.New.EY31.4.5)
(June 3, 2018) E-mail from Susan Berry (EY.New.EY31.4.6)
(June 3, 2018) E-mail from Lorrie McIntyre (EY.New.EY31.4.7)
(June 3, 2018) E-mail from Michael Bury (EY.New.EY31.4.8)
(June 3, 2018) E-mail from Marie Ashworth (EY.New.EY31.4.9)
(June 4, 2018) Letter from Richard Waldie (EY.New.EY31.4.10)
(June 4, 2018) E-mail from Shahrzad Davoudi-Strike (EY.New.EY31.4.11)
(June 4, 2018) E-mail from Ron Hartwell (EY.New.Ey31.4.12)
(June 4, 2018) E-mail from L. Burgess (EY.New.EY31.4.13)
(June 4, 2018) E-mail from Rose Tavelli (EY.New.EY31.4.14)
(June 4, 2018) E-mail from Bojan Bogdanovic  (EY.New.EY31.4.15)
(June 4, 2018) E-mail from Peter Shiels (EY.New.EY31.4.16)
(June 4, 2018) E-mail from Dean Tudor (EY.New.EY31.4.17)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Bob Shantz (EY.New.EY31.4.18)
(June 4, 2018) E-mail from Jill Arthur  (EY.New.EY31.4.19)
(June 4, 2018) Letter from Angela M. M. Knowles  (EY.New.EY31.4.20)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Steven McNally (EY.New.EY31.4.21)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Wayne King (EY.New.EY31.4.22)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Robert Sekely (EY.New.EY31.4.23)
(June 5, 2018) Letter from Joyce Madill (EY.New.EY31.4.24)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Mary Tsamis (EY.New.EY31.4.25)
(June 4, 2018) E-mail from Chris Townsend (EY.New.EY31.4.26)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Elle McLaughlin, President, High Park Community Alliance (EY.New.EY31.4.27)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Susan Berry  (EY.New.EY31.4.28)
(June 5, 2018) Letter from Dorothy Foster (EY.New.EY31.4.29)
(June 5, 2018) Letter from Paul Lowes, SGL Planning & Design Inc. (EY.New.EY31.4.30)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83240.pdf)

(June 5, 2018) Letter from Wendy Nott, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited (EY.New.EY31.4.31)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83243.pdf)

(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Gayle Duchene (EY.New.EY31.4.32)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Brenda Lee, Alannah and Brian O'Farrell (EY.New.EY31.4.33)
(June 5, 2018) Letter from Leslie Gooding, High Park Natural Environment Committee (EY.New.EY31.4.34)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83248.pdf)

(June 5, 2018) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP (EY.New.EY31.4.35)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83249.pdf)

(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Edward Cheung (EY.New.EY31.4.36)
(June 5, 2018) Letter from Jason Park, Devine Park LLP (EY.New.EY31.4.37)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83256.pdf)

(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Diana Jardine (EY.New.EY31.4.38)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Anna Banerji (EY.New.Ey31.4.39)
(June 5, 2018) Submission from Lenka Holubec (EY.New.EY31.4.40)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83276.pdf)

(June 5, 2018) Letter from Steve Shaw, Executive Officer, Facility Services, Sustainability and Planning, Toronto District School Board (EY.New.EY31.4.41)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83289.pdf)

(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Lorraine Cramp, Secretary, High Park Residents' Association and President, Oakview Tenants' Association (EY.New.EY31.4.42)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Donna and Norm Boychuk (EY.New.EY31.4.43)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Jade Armstrong (EY.New.EY31.4.44)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Leslie Gooding (EY.New.EY31.4.45)
(June 6, 2018) Letter from Paula Davies (EY.New.EY31.4.46)
Communications (City Council)
(June 22, 2018) Letter from Dawne Jubb, Senior Legal Council Municipal/Land Use Planning, Toronto District School Board (CC.Supp.EY31.4.47)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85221.pdf)

(June 25, 2018) E-mail from Angie Knowles (CC.Supp.EY31.4.48)
(June 25, 2018) Submission from Lenka Holubec (CC.New.EY31.4.49)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85166.pdf)

(June 25, 2018) Letter from Michael Bissett, Bousfields Inc.  (CC.New.EY31.4.50)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85237.pdf)

(June 25, 2018) E-mail from Anne Purvis, Toronto Field Naturalists, Environment Chair (CC.New.EY31.4.51)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85257.pdf)

(June 25, 2018) Letter from Kim Kovar, Aird and Berlis LLP (CC.New.EY31.4.52)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85324.pdf)

(June 26, 2018) Letter from Michael Bissett, Bousfields Inc. (CC.New.EY31.4.53)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85337.pdf)

(June 26, 2018) Letter from John A.R. Dawson, McCarthy Tetrault LLP (CC.New.EY31.4.54)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85357.pdf)


EY31.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 13 

Status Report - Bloor West Village Avenue Study
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff to review the current High Park Woodland and Savannah Management Plan to identify the scope of work and associated timing of an update to that Plan.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council:

 

1.  Directed City Planning staff to continue the consultation with the Local Advisory Committee on the draft Official Plan Amendment, draft Zoning By-law Amendment and draft Urban Design Guidelines for the lands included in the Bloor West Village Avenue Study, together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2.  Directed City Planning staff to bring forward a draft Official Plan Amendment, draft Zoning By-law Amendments and draft Urban Design Guidelines for the Bloor West Village Avenue Study area in the first quarter of 2019 after giving consideration to and refining the findings and recommendations contained in the Final Report on the Bloor West Village Avenue Study prepared by DTAH and after consulting with the Local Advisory Committee.

 

3.  Directed that Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act for the draft Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments.

Origin
(May 17, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This report provides an overview of the study process to date and the next steps required to finalize the Bloor West Village Avenue Study. The report also provides an overview of the consultant retained to undertake the study, DTAH, findings and recommendations for the Bloor West Village Avenue study area.

 

At its meeting of July 8-11, 2014, City Council adopted Member Motion MM54.16 which directed that a Planning Study be undertaken for the area of Bloor Street West between Keele Street and the Humber River.  The study was initiated in December, 2016.

 

The study area is approximately 2.7 kilometres in length, stretching from Keele Street in the east to the Humber River in the west. There are over 260 properties in the study area, with the great majority being both narrow and shallow, and with direct address to Bloor Street West. The study area includes lands designated Mixed Use Areas, Neighbourhoods and Apartment Neighbourhoods in the Official Plan. Bloor West Village is a long-established main street and is located along the Bloor Street subway line. There are five TTC Stations within or directly adjacent to the study area

 

City Planning retained DTAH to undertake the Bloor West Village Avenue Study. The study was awarded through a competitive Request for Proposal process to a multidisciplinary consulting team led by DTAH that includes sub-consultants R.E. Millward + Associates Ltd., WSP | MMM Group Limited, Swerhun, Taylor Hazell Architects and J.C. Williams Group. DTAH has completed its review and submitted the Final Report on the Bloor West Village Avenue Study to the City for consideration. The consultant's report contains study findings and recommendations for an appropriate policy framework to accommodate and manage future growth in the area.

 

DTAH's report recommends that the City should consider undertaking the following actions to implement the study recommendations:

 

•  Amend the Official Plan to: remove the Avenues overlay from the Humber Gateway Character Area and the south side of the High Park Frontage Character Area; implement the land use policies resulting from the study; include maximum building heights, expressed in number of storeys, for each character area based on the recommendations of the study; and add two Neighbourhoods designated properties to the Mixed Use Areas designation due to their anomalous built form relationships, current use and context within the Village Main Street Character Area.

 

•  Amend the Zoning By-law based on the recommendation of the report to: allow for as-of-right permissions compatible with the built form; include maximum building heights, expressed in metres and number of storeys, for each character area; establish maximum retail sizes for each individual overall unit and unit at grade; amend zoning boundaries to resolve zoning inconsistencies for a number of properties that are currently subject to two or more different zones; and remove density numbers from the zoning for all properties within the Study Area as building envelopes should be controlled by height, setback and angular plane regulations.

 

•  Update and replace applicable sections of the 2010 Mid-Rise Performance Standards and the 2016 Addendum to the Mid-Rise Performance Standards with area-specific design guidelines for the Study Area to reflect the recommendations of the study.

 

•  Continue on-going monitoring of community services and facilities needs as development proceeds within the Study Area.

 

•  Continue to work with the community to address concerns raised throughout the Avenue Study process regarding High Park’s natural heritage and water resources.

 

It is recommended that City staff be directed to bring forward a draft Official Plan Amendment, draft Zoning By-law Amendment and draft Urban Design Guidelines for the Bloor West Village Avenue Study area in the first quarter of 2019, giving consideration to the findings and recommendations contained in the Final Report on the Bloor West Village Avenue Study prepared by DTAH and after consulting with the Local Advisory Committee.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 17, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding the Bloor West Village Avenue Study - Status Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-115360.pdf)

Speakers

Brent Raymond, Partner, DTAH (Submission Filed)
Viola Varga
B. Danya Chuma
Veronica Wynne, Swansea Area Ratepayers Association
Tonu Tosine (Submission Filed)
Lenka Holubec
Stephen Dewdney, Bloor West Village Residents Association
Michael Rosenberg
Leslie Gooding, Co-Chair, High Park Natural Environment Committee

Communications (Community Council)
(June 3, 2018) E-mail from Toby Fletcher (EY.New.EY31.5.1)
(June 4, 2018) E-mail from Chris Townsend (EY.New.EY31.5.2)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Lorrie McIntyre  (EY.New.EY31.5.3)
(June 4, 2018) Letter from Veronica Wynne, Swansea Area Ratepayers' Association/Swansea Area Ratepayers' Group (EY.New.EY31.5.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83194.pdf)

(June 5, 2018) Letter from William H. Roberts (EY.New.EY31.5.5)
(June 5, 2018) Letter from Leigh McGrath, Senior Associate, Urban Strategies Inc.  (EY.New.EY31.5.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83238.pdf)

(May 29, 2018) Letter from Steve Shaw, Executive Officer, Facility Services, Sustainability and Planning, Toronto District School Board (EY.New.EY13.5.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83288.pdf)

(June 6, 2018) Presentation from Brent Raymond, DTAH (EY.New.EY31.5.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83348.pdf)

(June 6, 2018) Submission from Tonu Tosine (EY.New.EY31.5.9)

EY31.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Request for Directions Report - 3429 Bloor Street West - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Application
Communications EY31.7.4 to EY31.7.6 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff and any other appropriate staff, to oppose the applicant's appeal respecting the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application for 3429 Bloor Street West (File No. 17 188915 WET 05 OZ), and attend any Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing in opposition to such appeal, and retain such experts as the City Solicitor may determine are appropriate.

 

2.  In the event that the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal allows the appeal, in whole or in part, City Council direct the City Solicitor to request the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal withhold its final Order on the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments until:

 

a.   Draft Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments are submitted to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the City Solicitor.

 

b.  The owner has entered into an Agreement under Section 37 of the Planning Act with the City for the purpose of securing community benefits valued at $1,370,000, to be used for community facilities, local park improvements and traffic calming measures if the proposed development is approved in its current form, or a prorated quantum if the development is approved with reduced building heights and density.

 

c.  The owner has submitted a revised Transportation Impact Study to the satisfaction to the General Manager of Transportation Services.

           

d.  The owner has submitted a revised Stormwater Management Study to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services.

           

e.  The owner has submitted a Sanitary Sewer Analysis to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services.

           

f.  The owner has submitted a Hydrant Pressure and Volume Test to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services.

 

g.  The owner has entered into a financially secured agreement for the construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that upgrades and road improvements are required to support the development, according to the Transportation  Impact Study accepted by the General Manager of Transportation Services and the Stormwater Management Study, Sanitary Sewer Analysis and Hydrant Pressure and Volume Test accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services.

           

h.  The owner has provided 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 68-10.

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor and other City staff to take any necessary steps to implement the foregoing.

Origin
(May 15, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

The application proposes an 18-storey mixed-use building containing retail uses at-grade, office uses on the 2nd level and a retirement facility above. A total of 176 residential units are proposed, of which 60 would be assisted living units and 116 would be retirement units. A total of 67 parking spaces are proposed in a 2 level below-grade garage and 5 parking spaces are proposed at-grade at the rear of the site.

 

On November 10, 2017 and January 15, 2018, the applicant filed appeals of the Zoning By-law Amendment and Official Plan Amendment applications, respectively, to the Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB"), citing Council's failure to make a decision on the applications within the prescribed timelines of the Planning Act. An OMB pre-hearing conference was held on April 5, 2018 and a second pre-hearing date before the newly established Local Planning Appeal Tribunal ("LPAT") is scheduled for October 26, 2018.

 

Planning staff do not support this application and are of the opinion the current proposal is not appropriate for the site, and does not fit within its existing and planned context. The overall proposed height and massing does not conform to the Official Plan and Etobicoke Centre Secondary Plan policies, is inconsistent with Council-approved guidelines, and represents an overdevelopment of the site.

 

Planning staff are also of the opinion the proposed development is not consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and does not conform to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017).

 

This report reviews and recommends refusal of the application to amend the Official Plan and the Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 15, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Directions Report - 3429 Bloor Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-115324.pdf)

Speakers

Renata Vystvil

Communications (Community Council)
(June 3, 2018) E-mail from Amy Tucciarone (EY.New.EY31.7.1)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Carol Turner (EY.New.EY31.7.2)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Christopher So (EY.New.EY31.7.3)
Communications (City Council)
(June 6, 2018) E-mail from Stan Billah (CC.Main.EY31.7.4)
(June 10, 2018) E-mail from Chris Marsico (CC.Main.EY31.7.5)
(June 25, 2018) E-mail from Jennifer Kosiw and Gordon Savage (CC.New.EY31.7.6)

EY31.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 3 

Request for Directions Report - 240 Markland Drive - Zoning By-law Amendment Application
Communication EY31.8.6 has been submitted on this Item.

Bill 819 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council oppose the Zoning By-law Amendment application for 240 Markland Drive in its current form.

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor, together with Planning staff and any other appropriate staff, to attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing in support of a settlement to the appeal of the Zoning By-law Amendment application for 240 Markland Drive, as outlined in the report (May 18, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, with Attachment 1: Site Plan, replaced with the Site Plan (June 5, 2017) attached to motion 1a by Councillor Stephen Holyday; and on the condition that the following revisions are made to the plans:

 

a.  The overall height of the Bloor Building be reduced by 1 storey (3.0 metres).

 

b.  Terracing be added to the south end of the Bloor Building (facing Broadfield Drive) starting with the 7th floor (18.9 metres above grade), and terracing back a minimum horizontal distance of 2.5 metres per floor.

  

3.  In the event that the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) allows the appeal of the Zoning By-law Amendment application in whole or in part, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request the LPAT to withhold its Order(s) approving the application until:

 

a.  The owner enters into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the City Solicitor, such Agreement to be registered on title to the lands at 240 Markland Drive, in a manner satisfactory to the City Solicitor to secure the following community benefits at the owners expense:

 

i.  A cash contribution of $185,000 to be paid to the City prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permits, to be used towards local park improvements;

 

ii.  The above noted cash contribution referred to in Part i above shall be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto for the period from the date of the execution of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment; and

 

iii.  In the event the cash contribution referred to in Part i 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 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.

 

iv.  The following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience prior to the issuance of site plan approval to support development all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the appropriate civic officials and the Ward Councillor:

 

A.  As a condition of site plan approval and prior to the issuance of any permits for this development, the owner shall prepare a Construction Management Plan with the City of Toronto and to the satisfaction of the Director Community Planning, along with the Chief Engineer and Executive Director – Engineering & Construction Services for the City of Toronto.

 

B.  Prior to final Site Plan Approval, the owner shall provide a Construction Mitigation Strategy which includes a communication strategy for adjacent property owners and the neighbourhood association and an interim parking plan for existing tenants and tradespeople during the construction period, and a Tenant Communication Plan to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and thereafter the owner shall implement such strategies and plans.

 
b.  The owner enters into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the City Solicitor, such Agreement to be registered on title to the lands at 240 Markland Drive, in a manner satisfactory to the City Solicitor to secure the following matters, facilities, amenities and building improvements for the existing residential rental units, with no pass-through of costs to the existing tenants all at the owners expense to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor:

 

i.  The owner shall provide and maintain the 113 existing residential rental units at 240 Markland Drive as rental housing for a period of at least 20 years, from the date of the Zoning By-Law coming into full force and effect and with no applications for demolition or conversion from residential rental use made during such 20 year period, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor.

 

ii.  The owner shall provide a dog run for the use of residents of the site as well as the surrounding community, to be located adjacent to the entrance of the existing building fronting Markland Drive, and this space shall be designed and furnished to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, up to a maximum cost of $30,000.

 

iii.  Improvements to the outdoor amenity space for use by the residents of the existing building and the new buildings on an equal basis in the form of:

 

- A children's play area, which shall be designed and furnished to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, up to a maximum cost of $40,000;

 
- At least 15 benches up to a maximum cost of $22,000; and

 
- At least 85 bicycle parking spaces/racks for tenants of the existing building, of which 77 will be long-term bicycle parking spaces located beneath the underpass of the existing building and 8 will be short-term bicycle parking spaces located close to the main entrance of the existing building.

 
iv.  Improvements to the existing laundry room facilities in the form of two new dryers.

 

c.  The City and the owner present to the LPAT a draft Zoning By-law Amendment to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning that among other matters, provides for securing the existing rental housing and improvements to such housing together with appropriate Section 37 benefits as recommended by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

d.  The City Solicitor confirms the execution and registration of a Section 37 Agreement satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to secure community benefits pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act.  Such Section 37 Agreement will include a further agreement to provide for the shared access of and maintenance and easements with respect to the shared driveway, underground parking/bike parking, walkway, loading areas, servicing areas or any other commonly accessed areas as illustrated on any approved drawing between the new development and the existing 10-storey rental apartment building to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor.

 

e.  The owner submits an acceptable Functional Servicing Report and Hydrogeological Report to the satisfaction of Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services and that the owner be required to make satisfactory arrangements with the City for the design and construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure by the owner at no cost to the City should it be determined that the improvements to such infrastructure is required to support the development, to the satisfaction of Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services.

 

4.  City Council amend Municipal Code Chapter 925, Permit Parking, such that the General Manager, Transportation Services, shall not accept applications from residents of, visitors to or tradespersons at 240 Markland Drive, for a permit.

 

5.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor and necessary City staff to take such steps as may be necessary to implement Council's decision. 

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council:

 

1.  Requested the City Clerk to provide a copy of Toronto's Good Neighbour Guide for Residential Infill Construction to the applicant.

Origin
(May 18, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This application proposes to amend the Etobicoke Zoning Code to permit the development of two buildings including: a 9-storey residential apartment building fronting Bloor Street West with an integrated 3-storey residential townhouse block at the northwest corner of Broadfield Drive; and a 3-storey residential building at the northeast corner of Markland Drive and Sunplains Crescent.  Combined, these buildings would contain 164 units.  The existing 10-storey, 113 unit apartment building would be retained.

 

The owner appealed the Zoning By-law Amendment application to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) (now the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT)) citing City Council's failure to make a decision within the prescribed time frame set out in the Planning Act. A Prehearing Conference has yet to be scheduled.

 

The purpose of this report is to seek City Council's direction for the City Solicitor, together with appropriate City staff, to attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing in support of a settlement to the appeal of the above application as outlined in this report, provided the outstanding issues are resolved to the City's satisfaction.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 18, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District - 240 Markland Drive - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Directions Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-115314.pdf)

(June 5, 2017) Updated Attachment 1: Site Plan - 240 Markland Drive (as attached to motion 1a by Councillor Stephen Holyday)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-116249.pdf)

Speakers

Eugene Oleksiuk, Markland Woods Homeowners Association
Patricia and Carson Allen
Bill Winegard
Michael Georgopoulos
Doug Ferries
Georgina Balascas
Katharine McLarty, President, Tyne Terrace
Peter Swinton, PMG Planning Consultants
Richard Boehnke
Nancy Rakowski
Chris Creedon
Anna Schaefer
John Ferracuti
Antonio Natalizio
Saulius Brikis
Peter Derry
Bill Newell
Tara Mesensky

Communications (Community Council)
(May 28, 2018) Submission from Patricia and Carson Allen (EY.New.EY31.8.1)
(June 4, 2018) Letter from G. Balascas, Markland Wood Homeowners Association (EY.New.EY31.8.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83134.pdf)

(June 4, 2018) Submission from Patricia and Carson Allen (EY.New.EY31.8.3)
(June 4, 2018) E-mail from Margherita B. (EY.New.EY31.8.4)
(June 6, 2018) E-mail from Jason Hunter (EY.New.EY31.8.5)
Communications (City Council)
(June 25, 2018) E-mail from Nancy Rakowski (CC.New.EY31.8.6)

EY31.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 17 

Request for Interim Directions Report - 1800 - 1818 St. Clair Avenue West and 383 - 425 Old Weston Road - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct City staff, including the Director of Affordable Housing, to continue to negotiate with the applicant to resolve the outstanding issues detailed in the report (May 16, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, and to streamline the application, in accordance with Open Door policies. 


2.  City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff, to attend and to oppose the application in its current form should the application be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) on the basis of City Council's failure to make a decision on the application within the statutory timeframe of the Planning Act.

 
3.  City Council direct City staff to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 1800 - 1818 St. Clair Avenue West and 383 - 425 Old Weston Road together with the Ward Councillor.

 
4.  City Council direct that Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 
5.  City Council direct that Notice for the statutory public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Origin
(May 16, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This report provides preliminary information and an early opportunity to raise issues for follow-up with regard to the subject application. It seeks City Council's direction on the community consultation process and indicates the expected timing for a Final Report to City Council. The application has been circulated to all appropriate agencies and City divisions for comment and a staff review of the application is underway.

 

This application proposes the remediation and redevelopment of the subject lands with six buildings, comprised of five low-rise blocks of stacked 3.5-storey (9.75 m) townhouses on the Old Weston Road lands and an 11-storey (36.6 m in height, excluding the mechanical penthouse) mixed use building with retail and live-work space at grade on the St. Clair Avenue West lands. A total of 242 residential units are proposed, of which 104 are townhouse units and 138 are units within the proposed mixed use building. The proposed development would have a total gross floor area of 23,228 m2, of which 22,789 m2 is proposed for residential use and 439 m2 is proposed for commercial use. The proposed overall density represents a Floor Space Index of 2.2 times the area of the lands. Vehicular access is proposed from Old Weston Road and Cloverdale Road and a total of 177 below-grade parking spaces are proposed.

 

The applicant requested pre-application consultation meetings for assistance in defining the requirements for application submission. Staff held the meetings with the applicant on January 10, 2018 and February 6, 2018.

 

The application was submitted on March 28, 2018. A notice of complete application with regard to the application was issued on April 26, 2018.

 

A community consultation meeting is anticipated to be held following direction from City Council. A Final Report will be submitted for City Council's consideration following community consultation, the resolution of outstanding issues related to this application and the holding of a statutory Public Meeting under the Planning Act. The target timeline for the Final Report is anticipated to be in the first quarter of 2019.

 

City Planning staff have identified concerns with the proposal described in this report with respect to conformity with the City's Official Plan, built form, the mixed use buildings' height, massing, site layout, shadow impact and proposed vehicular access. These issues and all additional matters that arise through the development review process will need to be addressed prior to submission of the Final Report to City Council.  While staff will continue to work with the applicant to address the issues noted here, since it is an election year, it is recommended that City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City Staff to attend and oppose the application in its current form should the application be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) on the basis of City Council's failure to make a decision on the application within the statutory timeframe of the Planning Act.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 16, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Interim Directions Report - 1800 - 1818 St. Clair Avenue West and 383 - 425 Old Weston Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-115381.pdf)


EY31.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 11 

Request for Interim Directions Report - 2346 and 2352 Weston Road - Zoning By-law Amendment Application
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct City staff to continue to negotiate with the applicant to resolve the outstanding issues detailed in the report (May 16, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.

 
2.  City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff, to attend and to oppose the application in its current form should the application be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) on the basis of City Council's failure to make a decision on the application within the statutory timeframe of the Planning Act.

 
3.  City Council direct City staff to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 2346 and 2352 Weston Road together with the Ward Councillor.

 
4.  City Council direct that Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 240 metres of the site, and expanded in consultation with the Ward Councillor, with the additional cost to be borne by the applicant.

 
5.  City Council direct that Notice for the statutory public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Origin
(May 16, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This report provides preliminary information and an early opportunity to raise issues for follow-up with regard to the application. It seeks City Council's direction on the community consultation process and indicates the expected timing for a Final Report to City Council. The application has been circulated to all appropriate agencies and City divisions for comment and a staff review of the application is underway.

 

This application proposes a 15 storey (44.8 m in height, including mechanical penthouse) affordable rental apartment building with 157 units and below grade parking for 52 vehicles at 2346 and 2352 Weston Road. It is proposed that all apartment units will be affordable rental housing constructed under the City's Open Door Affordable Rental Housing Program.

 

The applicant requested a pre-application consultation meeting for assistance in defining the requirements for application submission. Staff held meetings with the applicant on May 24, 2017, November 13, 2017 and February 7, 2018.  

The application was submitted on February 22, 2018. A notice of complete application was issued on March 22, 2018.
 

A community consultation meeting is anticipated to be held prior to the end of July 2018. A Final Report will be submitted for City Council's consideration following community consultation, the resolution of outstanding issues related to this application, and the holding of a statutory Public Meeting under the Planning Act. The target timeline for the Final Report is anticipated to be in the first quarter of 2019.

 

City Planning staff have identified concerns with the proposal described in this report with respect to built form, density, height, massing, site layout, shadow impact, proximity to the Humber River valley, access, parking and loading. These issues and all additional matters that arise through the development review process will need to be addressed

prior to submission of the Final Report to City Council.  While staff will continue to work with the applicant to address the issues noted here, since it is an election year, it is recommended that City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City Staff to attend and oppose the application in its current form should the application be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) on the basis of City Council's failure to make a decision on the application within the statutory timeframe of the Planning Act.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 16, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding a Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Interim Directions Report - 2346 and 2352 Weston Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-115358.pdf)


EY31.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Request for Interim Directions Report - 17, 25 and 75 Vickers Road - Zoning By-law Amendment and Removal of the "H" (Holding Symbol) Application
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct City staff to continue to negotiate with the applicant to resolve the outstanding issues detailed in the report (May 14, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Solicitor, and appropriate City staff, to attend and to oppose the application in its current form should the application be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) on the basis of City Council's failure  to make a decision on the application within the statutory time frame of the Planning Act.

 

3.  City Council direct City staff to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 17, 25 and 75 Vickers Road together with the Ward Councillor.

 

4.  City Council direct that Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

5.  City Council direct that Notice for the statutory public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Origin
(May 14, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This report provides preliminary information and an early opportunity to raise issues for follow-up with regard to the subject application. It seeks City Council's direction on the community consultation process and indicates the expected timing for a Final Report to City Council. The application has been circulated to all appropriate agencies and City divisions for comment and a staff review of the application is underway.

 

The Zoning By-law Amendment and removal of the “H” Holding Symbol application proposes to amend the former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code and Site Specific By-law No. 1082-2014 (OMB) to replace and expand the existing Metro Inc. distribution centre at 25 Vickers Road with a new warehouse distribution centre at 17, 25 and 75 Vickers Road. The new one storey warehouse distribution centre would include a mezzanine level and have a total height of 25 m. The development would contain 48,053 m² of floor area for a refrigerated storage facility and distribution centre and 1,882 m² of floor area for administrative office uses. The total gross floor area proposed is 49,935 m². The application proposes vehicular access via Vickers Road, 321 total vehicle parking spaces and a 3 storey above grade parking structure located at the southwest corner of the site. Parking for 245 trailers is also proposed around the periphery of the site.

 

Two phases of development are proposed to allow for continuous business operations. The three existing industrial buildings on the site would be progressively demolished through each phase of the construction process. The proposed new facility would accommodate approximately 600 employees once fully operational.

 

The applicant requested a pre-application consultation meeting for assistance in defining the requirements for application submission. Staff held the meeting with the applicant on May 17, 2017.

 

The application was submitted on March 5, 2018. A notice of complete application has not been issued with regard to the application as the applicant has yet to submit the required Stage 1 Archaeological Resource Assessment. This Request for Interim Directions Report has been prepared as all other complete application requirements were submitted with the application and the application has been deemed Gold Star (enhanced service to focus development review and expedite high impact investment/job creation projects within the City).

 

A community consultation meeting is anticipated to be held in the second or third quarter of 2018. A Final Report will be submitted for City Council's consideration following community consultation, the resolution of outstanding issues related to this application and the holding of a statutory Public Meeting under the Planning Act. The target timeline for the Final Report is anticipated to be in the first quarter of 2019.

 

City Planning staff have identified concerns with the proposal described in this report with respect to built form, siting of the proposed building, access and compliance with applicable area specific Policies. These issues and all additional matters that arise through the development review process will need to be addressed prior to submission of the Final Report to City Council. While staff will continue to work with the applicant to address the issues noted above, since it is an election year, it is recommended that City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to attend and oppose the application in its current form should the application be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) on the basis of Council's failure to make a decision on the application within the statutory time frame of the Planning Act.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 14, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding a Zoning By-law Amendment and Removal of the "H" (Holding Symbol) Application - Request for Interim Directions Report - 17, 25 and 75 Vickers Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-115312.pdf)


EY31.19

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 11 

Heavy Truck Prohibition - Lambton Avenue
Bill 783 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council rescind the existing prohibition of heavy trucks from 7:00 p.m. of one day to 7:00 a.m. of the next following day on Lambton Avenue, between Weston Road and Jane Street.

 

2.  City Council prohibit heavy trucks at all times on Lambton Avenue, between Weston Road and Jane Street.

Origin
(May 1, 2018) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission  (TTC) operates a transit service on Lambton Avenue, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to implement a heavy truck prohibition at all times on Lambton Avenue, between Weston Road and Jane Street.  The introduction of this regulation is intended to reduce heavy truck traffic travelling from Lambton Avenue and infiltrating the residential neighbourhood bounded by Lambton Avenue to the north, Jane Street to the West, Alliance Avenue to the south and Weston Road to the east.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 1, 2018) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District regarding a Heavy Truck Prohibition - Lambton Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-114953.pdf)

Declared Interests (Community Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Mark Grimes - as he is the owner of a transportation company.


EY31.20

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 13 

Traffic Control Signals - Annette Street and Quebec Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Annette Street and Quebec Avenue.

Origin
(May 4, 2018) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain approval for the installation of traffic control signals at the intersections of Annette Street and Quebec Avenue.

 

Transportation Services' study results indicate that pedestrian crossing volumes on Annette Street near Quebec Avenue satisfy the minimum criteria to warrant a pedestrian crossover.  The results of the traffic control signal warrant indicate that the cross traffic volumes within the intersection are close to satisfying the minimum criteria. Although the warrants for the installation of traffic control signals are not met, Transportation Services staff feel that recommending traffic control signals rather than a pedestrian crossover will provide the enhanced pedestrian protection needed at the intersection of Annette Street and Quebec Avenue.

 

Since the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Annette Street, City Council approval of this report is required. TTC staff has been consulted on the matter and as of the time this report was written, TTC have not objected to the proposal.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 4, 2018) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District regarding Traffic Control Signals - Annette Street and Quebec Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-115004.pdf)


EY31.21

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 17 

Proposed Traffic Control Signals - Rogers Road and Chambers Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Rogers Road and Chambers Avenue.

Origin
(May 7, 2018) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District
Summary

Transportation Services is seeking approval to install traffic control signals at the intersection of Rogers Road and Chambers Avenue. Although the signals are not technically warranted, their installation is recommended based on a number of other factors staff have considered, namely; the pedestrian and motorist crossing activity in the vicinity of this intersection, the significant pedestrian generators in the area (i.e., schools and parks) and the long spacing to adjacent pedestrian crossing protection. Traffic control signals at this location will enhance safety for pedestrians and motorists, which has been a long standing concern of the residents in the area.

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates bus service on Rogers Road, City Council approval of this report is required.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 7, 2018) Report from Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District regarding Proposed Traffic Control Signals - Rogers Road and Chambers Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-115005.pdf)


EY31.31

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 13 

Accessible Loading Zone - High Park Avenue
Bill 784 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council designate an accessible loading zone to operate from 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the west side of High Park Avenue, between a point 157.0 metres north of Glenlake Avenue and a point 11.0 metres further north.

Origin
(May 2, 2018) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District
Summary

Transportation Services is requesting approval to install an accessible loading zone on the west side of High Park Avenue, between a point 157.0 metres north of Glenlake Avenue and a point 11.0 metres further north. The loading zone will operate between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, to provide curbside access for Wheel-Trans vehicles.

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates bus service on High Park Avenue, City Council approval of this report is required.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 2, 2018) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District regarding an Accessible Loading Zone - High Park Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-114955.pdf)


EY31.33

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 12 

Proposed Amendments to Chapter 918 - Parking on Residential Front Yards and Boulevards for the areas of the former City of York in Ward 12
Bill 822 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Chapter 918, Parking on Residential Front Yards and Boulevards, by inserting  a new § 918-7.10 as follows:
 

"§ 918-7.10 Area of the former City of York in Ward 12

 

 A.  Despite any other provisions in this chapter, § 918-8C(2) and (3) do not apply to an application for a licence to park on any portion of a boulevard where the application is for a residential property located within the area of the former City of York in Ward 12 where:

 

i.  Additional ramping is not required or, if additional ramping is required, there is no loss of an on-street permit parking space; and

 

ii.  The property meets all other requirements of this chapter.

 

B.  Despite any other provisions in this chapter, § 918-9D and E do not apply for a front yard parking pad in the area of the former City of York in Ward 12 where additional ramping is not required."

 

2.  City Council authorize the appropriate staff to introduce any bills that may be necessary to give effect to Council's decision.

Origin
(May 1, 2018) Letter from Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, Ward 12, York South-Weston
Summary

I am responding to complaints regarding the unfairness of the process for front yard parking applications wherein applications are refused solely because of the presence of on-street permit parking, regardless of whether the installation of a parking pad would result in the loss of an on-street parking space. Under these circumstances, an Applicant must incur the non-refundable cost for the initial application in addition to the cost to appeal the decision to Community Council, reaching a combined total of over $1200.

 

At the recommendation of Etobicoke York Community Council, City Council has previously approved amendments to Chapter 918 – Parking on Residential Front Yards and Boulevards to address this issue for properties in Wards 11, 13 and 17 located on streets with on-street permit parking, where the installation of a parking pad will not result in the loss of an on-street parking space.  Similarly, amendments have been made to address this issue in Wards 16 and 21 at the recommendations of North York Community Council and Toronto and East York Community Council respectively. I am requesting that the same consideration be given for applications for a licence to park located within the area of the former City of York in Ward 12.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 1, 2018) Letter from Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, Ward 12, York South-Weston regarding Proposed Amendments to Chapter 918 - Parking on Residential Front Yards and Boulevards for the areas of the former City of York in Ward 12
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-115452.pdf)


EY31.45

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 11 

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario - Manufacturer's Limited Liquor Sales Licence Application - High Park Brewery - 839 Runnymede Road
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council advise the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario of its support of the application from High Park Brewery, located at 839 Runnymede Road, for a Manufacturer's Limited Liquor Sales Licence.

Origin
(May 10, 2018) Letter from Councillor Frances Nunziata, Ward 11, York South-Weston
Summary

High Park Brewery has acquired space at 839 Runnymede Road to operate a brewery. As part of the operations at this new business, the owner intends on serving alcohol and for this reason, an application has been submitted to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for a Manufacturers Limited Liquor Sales Licence.

 

As part of the application process for a Manufacturers Limited Liquor Sales Licence, the AGCO requires a resolution from Council in support of the issuance of this licence.

High Park Brewery has acquired space at 839 Runnymede Road to operate a brewery. As part of the operations at this new business, the owner intends on serving alcohol and for this reason, an application has been submitted to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for a Manufacturers Limited Liquor Sales Licence.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 10, 2018) Letter from Councillor Frances Nunziata, Ward 11, York South-Weston regarding a Manufacturer's Limited Liquor Sales Licence Application - High Park Brewery, 839 Runnymede Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-114971.pdf)


EY31.46

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17 

Endorsement of Events for Liquor Licensing Purposes
Communications EY31.46.8 and EY31.46.9 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that City Council advise the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario that it has no objection, for liquor licensing purposes, to the following requests noting that the applicants are required to comply with other applicable by-laws and to obtain the necessary permits for any patio areas extending into the City's right of way:

 

1.  Temporary liquor license extensions for patios at the following establishments taking part in the Bloor West Street Fest, being held in the Bloor West Village Business Improvement Area, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on July 14, 2018:

 

- Shakey's at 2255 Bloor Street West

- Ka Chi at 2322 Bloor Street West

 

2.  The Annual Taste of the Kingsway Festival:

 

a. to be held on Bloor Street West, from Prince Edward Drive to Montgomery Road, on:

 

- September 7, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

- September 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

- September 9, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

 

b. to operate a Beer Garden at Montgomery Road, Humbervale Boulevard and Prince Edward Drive; and

 

c. for temporary liquor license extensions for patios at various businesses, as listed in the letter (May 15, 2018) from the Chair, Kingsway BIA, during the Taste of the Kingsway Festival.

 

3.  A temporary liquor licence extension for an extended patio at the Churrasqueira Martin's Grill House restaurant, 605 Rogers Road, for the FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council, under its delegated authority, declared for liquor licensing purposes, the following events to be of municipal significance, and directed that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario be advised that the Community Council has no objection to their taking place:

 

1.  The 15th Annual Lakeshore Mardi Gras Festival taking place at Colonel Samuel Smith Park from August 3-6, 2018. 

 

2.  The Franklin Horner Extravaganza to be held at the Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Avenue on September 8, 2018.

 

3.  The Bloor West Street Fest, taking place in the Bloor West Village Business Improvement Area, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on July 14, 2018.

 

4.  The People's Pint Canada Day BBQ to be held at 90 Cawthra Ave, Unit 101, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on July 1, 2018.

 

5.  The Annual Taste of the Kingsway Festival, to be held on Bloor Street West, from Prince Edward Drive to Montgomery Road, on:

 

- September 7, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

- September 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

- September 9, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

 

 6.  The following events taking place at the Casa Das Beiras Cultural Community Centre, 34 Caledonia Road:

 

-  the Saint John Festival, on June 23 and 24, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

-  Cultural Week events, from September 22-29, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Summary

Seeking endorsement of various events for liquor licensing purposes.

Communications (Community Council)
(May 11, 2018) Letter from Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6, Etobicoke - Lakeshore regarding the 15th Annual Lakeshore Mardi Gras Festival - August 3-6, 2018 (EY.Main.EY31.46.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-80736.pdf)

(May 11, 2018) Letter from Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6, Etobicoke - Lakeshore regarding the Franklin Horner Extravaganza XII on September 8, 2018 (EY.Main.EY31.46.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-80747.pdf)

(May 15, 2018) Letter from the Chair, Bloor West Village Business Improvement Area regarding the Bloor West Street Fest on July 14, 2018 (EY.Main.EY31.46.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-82863.pdf)

(May 17, 2018) Letter from the Master Beer Sommelier & Owner, People's Pint Brewing Company regarding People's Pint Canada Day BBQ on July 1, 2018 (EY.Main.EY31.46.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-82869.pdf)

(May 15, 2018) Letter from the Chair, The Kingsway Business Improvement Area, regarding the Annual Taste of the Kingsway Festival - September 7-9, 2018 (EY.New.EY31.46.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83003.pdf)

(May 4, 2018) Letter from the Casa Das Beiras Cultural Community Centre regarding the Saint John Festival on June 23 and 24, 2018, and Cultural Week events September 22-29, 2018 (EY.New.EY31.46.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83024.pdf)

(May 29, 2018) Letter from Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, Ward 12, York South-Weston regarding an extended patio at Churrasqueira Martin's Grill House Restaurant, 605 Rogers Road, for the 2018 FIFA World Cup June 14-July 15, 2018  (EY.New.EY31.46.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-83039.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(June 12, 2018) Letter from William F. Orct, Director, Gaming Hospitality, Woodbine - Ice Cream Summer Fest on July 14, 2018 (CC.Main.EY31.46.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-84879.pdf)

(June 21, 2018) Letter from William F. Orct, Director, Gaming Hospitality, Woodbine - Ice Cream Summer Fest on July 14, 2018 - Revised (CC.Supp.EY31.46.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85117.pdf)


EY31.50

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 6 

Request for Attendance at a Toronto Local Appeal Body Hearing - 38 Thirty First Street
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the City Solicitor to appeal the decision of the Committee of Adjustment for application B0071/17EYK, respecting 38 Thirty First Street, to the Toronto Local Appeal Body.

 

2.  City Council request the City Solicitor to attend the Toronto Local Appeal Body hearing for 38 Thirty First Street, with appropriate City staff, in opposition to the consent requested in Committee of Adjustment application B0071/17EYK, and retain an independent land use planner, if necessary.

Origin
(June 6, 2018) Letter from Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Summary

On May 10, 2018, the Etobicoke District Panel of the Committee of Adjustment (the "Committee") approved consent application B0071/17EYK related to the property municipally known as 38 Thirty First Street to sever the property into two undersized residential lots.  The Committee simultaneously refused to authorize variances requested in applications A0675/17EYK and A0676/17EYK, to permit the undersized lots and to allow for the construction of two new detached dwellings with integral garages on the property.  The Committee's refusal to authorize the requested variances has not been appealed, and the time for appealing has expired.

Background Information (Community Council)
(June 6, 2018) Letter from Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6, Etobicoke-Lakeshore - Requesting Attendance at a Local Appeal Body Hearing - 38 Thirty First Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-116070.pdf)

(May 1, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District - Revised Staff Report - 38 Thirty First Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-116071.pdf)

(May 10, 2018) Committee of Adjustment, Etobicoke York Panel - Notice of Decision - Consent - 38 Thirty First Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-116072.pdf)

(May 10, 2018) Committee of Adjustment, Etobicoke York Panel - Notice of Decision - Minor Variance/Permission - 38 Thirty First Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-116073.pdf)


North York Community Council - Meeting 31
NY31.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 16 

Request for Interim Directions Report - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - 3311 Bathurst Street
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct City Staff to continue to negotiate with the applicant to resolve the outstanding issues detailed in the report (May 28, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

2. City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City Staff to attend and oppose the application in its current form, should the application be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (the "LPAT") on the basis of Council's failure to make a decision on the application within the statutory timeframe of the Planning Act.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

North York Community Council directed that:

 

1. City Planning staff schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 3311 Bathurst Street together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2. City Planning staff give notice for the community consultation meeting to landowners and residents within 240 metres of the site.

 

3. City Clerk's staff give notice for the statutory public meeting under the Planning Act according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Origin
(May 28, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

This Report responds to an application where staff are currently not in a position to provide a Final Report to Council, but which could be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal due to a lack of decision during the break in Council's meeting schedule (July to December 2018).

 

The report sets out outstanding issues related to the application and makes an initial determination as to whether or not the application is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and conforms with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017).

 

This application proposes a Zoning By-law Amendment to permit a 32-unit rental infill stacked townhouse development on the surface parking lot fronting Brookdale Avenue of an existing 9-storey rental apartment building at 3311 Bathurst Street.  The parking area serves the existing nine (9)-storey rental apartment building which would be retained.  The existing underground parking garage would be expanded to accommodate additional parking for both the existing rental apartment building and the proposed stacked townhouse development.

 

While the proposed development is consistent with a number of policies within the Provincial Policy Statement (2014)(PPS) and conforms with a number of policies within the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017)(GGH), in its current form the proposal is not consistent with Policies 1.1.1.c, 1.1.1.d, 1.1.3.2.a.1, 1.1.3.2.a.2, 1.1.3.2.a.5, 1.1.3.4, 1.5.1, and 1.7.1 of the PPS and does not conform to Policy 2.2.1.4 of the GGH as fully described in the Comments section of this report.

 

In addition to issues related to consistency and conformity with provincial policies, a number of other issues also need to be resolved, including:

 

- the appropriateness of the orientation of half the units, including their front doors, to the north facing the back yards of detached dwellings on Fairlawn Avenue;

 

- the transition of the proposed stacked townhouse development to the Neighbourhoods designation to the east and north, including the transition of the height of the building adjacent the detached dwellings to the east;

 

- the presence of rooftop decks on the upper units and the potential for overlook into the backyards of adjacent detached dwellings;


- the transition from the public realm to the private realm along Brookdale Avenue, specifically the proposed grading which results in a requirement for numerous stairs from grade, projecting raised private amenity areas facing Brookdale Avenue, etc;


- the appropriateness of the proposed building setbacks from Brookdale Avenue, in terms of fitting with the adjacent buildings to the east and the west;

 

- the appropriateness of the proposed building setbacks from lot lines other than the street lot line; and

 

- a determination of how parkland dedication will be made to the City.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 28, 2018) Report and City of Toronto Data/Drawings (Attachments 1-5) and Applicant Submitted Drawings (Attachments 6-8d) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 3311 Bathurst Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-115725.pdf)

(May 18, 2018) Notice of Pending Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 3311 Bathurst Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-115430.pdf)

Speakers

Eldon Theodore, MHBC


NY31.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Report - Refusal of the Official Plan Amendment Application and Request for Directions on the Zoning Amendment and Site Plan Applications - 145 Sheppard Avenue East
Communication NY31.2.2 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council refuse the application for an Official Plan Amendment at 145 Sheppard Avenue East for the reasons outlined in the report (May 18, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 
2. Should the Official Plan Amendment application be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, City Council Authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to appear before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in support of Council's refusal of the Official Plan Amendment application.

 
3. City Council direct the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff and any other City staff as appropriate, to attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal to oppose the Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control applications in their current form for the lands located at 145 Sheppard Avenue East.

 
4. City Council authorize City staff to continue discussions with the applicant, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, and authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Ward Councillor, to accept a revised proposal, subject to resolution of the outstanding issues identified in the report (May 18, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

5. In the event that the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal allows the appeal of the Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control applications in whole or in part, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal to withhold its Order(s) approving the application until such time as:

 

a. the Tribunal has been advised by the City Solicitor that the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments are in a form satisfactory to the Chief Planner and City Solicitor, all to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor;

 
b. the owner has submitted revised technical reports and plans including a revised Functional Servicing Report, a revised Stormwater Management Report, a revised Hydrogeological Report, and a revised Transportation Impact Study, all to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services; and

 
c. the owner has entered into and registered a site plan agreement between the City and owner and any preconditions to site plan approval are fulfilled.

 
6. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and necessary City staff to take such necessary steps, as required, to implement the foregoing.

Origin
(May 18, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

This application proposes to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law to permit an 11-storey (35.2 metre) mixed use building with retail on the ground floor and an underground parking garage with 47 vehicular parking spaces at 145 Sheppard Avenue East.  The proposal includes a total of 55 residential units, 6,305 square metres of residential gross floor area and 205 square metres of retail gross floor area with an overall density of 7.0 times the site area.  The proposed development is also using the existing adjacent north-south City public lane for access/egress to the site.  The applicant has also submitted an associated site plan control application.

 

The owner appealed the Zoning By-law Amendment application and referred the associated site plan application to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) citing City Council's failure to make a decision within the prescribed time frames set out in the Planning Act.  A prehearing or hearing has not been scheduled at the time of writing of this report.

 

The purpose of this report is to recommend refusal of the Official Plan Amendment application and to seek City Council's direction for the City Solicitor, together with appropriate City staff, to attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal to oppose the Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control applications, as currently proposed by the applicant.  Reasons for refusal include: site organization, proposed height, density, massing, and transition to the Neighbourhoods to the south.  The current proposed development applications are not consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014), does not conform with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017), does not comply with the policies of the City's Official Plan, is not in keeping with the intent of the Avenues and Mid-rise Guidelines and is not contextually appropriate given the existing and planned context for the area.  This report also recommends that the City Solicitor and appropriate staff be authorized to continue discussions with the applicant, in consultation with the local Councillor, in an effort to address the issues outlined in the report. 

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 18, 2018) Report and City of Toronto Data/Drawings Attachments 1-5 (Figures 1-5) and Applicant Submitted Drawings Attachments 6-7d (Figures 6-7d) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Applications for 145 Sheppard Avenue East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-115461.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(June 6, 2018) E-mail from Daniel B. Artenosi, Overland LLP (NY.New.NY31.2.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ny/comm/communicationfile-83378.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(June 22, 2018) E-mail from Daniel B. Artenosi, Overland LLP (CC.Supp.NY31.2.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85224.pdf)


2a Preliminary Report - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - 145 Sheppard Avenue East
Origin
(March 15, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

This application proposes an Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment to permit an 11-storey (35.2 metre high) mixed use building with retail on the ground floor and an underground parking garage with 47 vehicular parking spaces at 145 Sheppard Avenue East.  The proposal includes a total of 55 residential units and 6,305 square metres of residential gross floor area and 205 square metres of retail gross floor area with an overall density of 7.0 times the site area.

 

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted applications and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the applications and on the community consultation process.

 

A final report and public meeting under the Planning Act will be scheduled following the community consultation process and the resolution of the outstanding issues, and provided the applicant provides all required information in a timely manner.

Background Information (Community Council)
(March 15, 2018) Report and Attachments 1-6 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications for 145 Sheppard Avenue East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-115181.pdf)

(March 14, 2018) Notice of Pending Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications for 145 Sheppard Avenue East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-115182.pdf)


NY31.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Request for Directions Report - Official Plan Amendment & Zoning Amendment Applications - 5294-5304 & 5306 Yonge Street
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 Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing to oppose the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications in their current form.

 

2. Should the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal approve the zoning by-law amendment and/or Official Plan amendment applications, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request that the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal withholds it Order(s) approving the application(s) until such time as:

 

a. the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal has been advised by the City Solicitor that the proposed Official Plan and zoning by-law amendments are in a form satisfactory to the City;

 

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 to secure the Section 37 matters;

 

c. the City Solicitor confirms that the owner has provided a Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management Report and a Geohydrology Report, acceptable to the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;

 

d. 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 and Stormwater Management Report, and Geohydrology Report to support the development, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, should it be determined that improvements or upgrades are required to support the development, according to the Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management Report, and Geohydrology Report, accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services; and

 

e. the City Solicitor confirms that the implementation of the Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management Report and Geohydrology Report accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, 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, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

3. Should the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal approve the application, City Council direct the City Solicitor to advise the Board that the zoning by-laws 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 Ward Councillor.

 

4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to continue discussions with the applicant, in consultation with the Local Councillor, to address the issues outlined in the report (May 30, 2018) 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 Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, City Council require an on-site parkland dedication of 249 square metres fronting onto Yonge Street, pursuant to Section 42 of the Planning Act, to be conveyed to the City as described and set out in the report (May 30, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

Origin
(May 30, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

This application proposes to amend the Official Plan and zoning by-law to permit a thirty-three storey residential building with retail on the ground floor at 5294-5304 and 5306 Yonge Street. The proposed building would have a height of 103.5 metres (excluding the mechanical penthouse) and a gross floor area of 24,375 square metres. The gross floor area would result in a Floor Space Index (FSI) of 9.61 times the area of the lot. A total of 334 vehicular parking spaces are proposed underground.

 

The applicant has appealed the applications for amendments to the Official Plan and zoning by-law to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) due to Council's failure to make a decision on the applications within the time prescribed by the Planning Act.

 

This report recommends that the City Solicitor, together with City Planning and other appropriate staff, attend the LPAT hearing in opposition to the Official Plan and zoning by-law amendment applications. The proposal does not constitute good planning and is not in the public interest.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 30, 2018) Report and City of Toronto Data/Drawings (Attachments 1-5) and Applicant Submitted Drawings (Attachments 6-7) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications for 5294-5304 & 5306 Yonge Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-115786.pdf)

(May 17, 2018) Notice of Pending Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications for 5294-5304 & 5306 Yonge Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-115286.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(June 5, 2018) E-mail from Jason Park, Devine Park LLP (NY.New.NY31.3.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ny/comm/communicationfile-83385.pdf)


NY31.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Refusal Report - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - 5400 Yonge Street and 15 Horsham Avenue
Communication NY31.4.1 has been submitted on this Item
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council refuse the applications for the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment at 5400 Yonge Street and 15 Horsham Avenue for the following reasons:

 

a. the proposal is inconsistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS);

 

b. the proposal fails to conform with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017);

 

c. the proposal does not conform to the Official Plan and North York Centre Secondary Plan with respect to density, height, and office replacement; and

 

d. the proposal does not address Council-approved Tall Buildings Guidelines including the block context analysis.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor, together with City Planning and other appropriate staff, to appear before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) in support of City Council’s decision to refuse the application, in the event that the application is appealed to the LPAT.

 

3. In the event that the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) allows the appeal in whole or in part, City Council direct the City Solicitor to request the LPAT to withhold the issuance of any Orders on the Official Plan Amendment and  Zoning By-law Amendment appeal for the subject lands until such time as:

 

a. the LPAT has been advised by the City Solicitor that the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments are in a form and with content satisfactory to the Director, Community Planning, North York District and the City Solicitor;

 

b. 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, Engineering and Construction Services;

 

c. 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, 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, Engineering and Construction Services;

 

d. 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, 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, Engineering and Construction Services; and

 

e. the City Solicitor confirms the satisfactory execution and registration of a Section 37 Agreement satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to secure the Section 37 matters.

 

4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate staff, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, to continue discussions with the applicant to address the issues outlined in the report (May 29, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District and should a resolution be arrived, 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 Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, City Council require an on-site parkland dedication of 324 square metres, pursuant to Section 42 of the Planning Act, to be conveyed to the City as described and set out in the report (May 29, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, with frontage on Horsham Avenue.

Origin
(May 29, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

This application proposes to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law at 5400 Yonge Street and 15 Horsham Avenue to permit a 32-storey mixed-use building containing 324 residential units, 730 square metres of ground floor retail, and 1,713 square metres of office space. A total of 25,924 square metres of gross floor area is proposed which would result in a density of 8.02 times the lot area. The proposed height of the building to the top of the main roof is 100 metres (106 metres including mechanical). A total of 269 parking spaces are proposed in a 3-level underground parking garage accessed from Canterbury Place.

 

The proposed development is not consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014), does not conform with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017) and does not conform to the policies of the Official Plan and North York Centre Secondary Plan.  This report reviews and recommends refusal of the applications to amend the Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw in its current form.

 

This report also seeks City Council's direction for the City Solicitor, together with appropriate City Staff, to attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing to oppose the applications in the event that the application is appealed to the LPAT.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 29, 2018) Report and City of Toronto Data/Drawings (Attachments 1-5) and Applicant Submitted Drawings (Attachments 6-7d) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications for 5400 Yonge Street and 15 Horsham Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-115789.pdf)

(May 17, 2018) Notice of Pending Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications for 5400 Yonge Street and 15 Horsham Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-115432.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(June 26, 2018) Letter from Michael S. Goldberg, Goldberg Group (CC.New.NY31.4.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85281.pdf)


NY31.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Refusal Report - Official Plan Amendment & Zoning Amendment Applicatio