Agenda

Consolidated



City Council


Meeting No. 1   (Special)   Contact Marilyn Toft, Manager
Meeting Date Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
  Phone 416-392-7032
Start Time 2:00 PM
  E-mail councilmeeting@toronto.ca
Location Council Chamber, City Hall
     


The December 4th session of City Council is a public meeting.  Seating in the Council Chamber is reserved for invited guests however the public are invited to watch the meeting from the public seating area on the main floor Rotunda and  in committee rooms in Toronto City Hall. The meeting will also be streamed live on YouTube at youtube.com/TorontoCityCouncilLive.

 

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Notice to People Writing to Council: The City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the City of Toronto Municipal Code authorize the City of Toronto to collect any personal information in your communication or presentation to City Council or its committees.

 

The City collects this information to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s). If you are submitting letters, faxes, e-mails, presentations or other communications to the City, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the City will become part of the public record and will appear on the City’s website. The City will also make your communication and any personal information in it – such as your postal address, telephone number or e-mail address – available to the public, unless you expressly request the City to remove it.

 

The City video records Council, committee and community council meetings. If you make a presentation to a committee or community council, the City will be video recording you and City staff may make the video record available to the public.

 

If you want to learn more about why and how the City collects your information, write to the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto ON M5H 2N2 or call 416-392-7032.

 

Closed Meeting Requirements:  If Council wants to meet in closed session (privately), a member of Council must make a motion to do so and give the reason why Council has to meet privately (City of Toronto Act, 2006).

 

November 28, 2018.

 

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Routine Matters - Meeting 1
RM1.1

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

O Canada
Summary

The National Anthem will be performed.


RM1.2

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Moment of Silence
Summary

City Council will observe a moment of silence and personal reflection.

Background Information
Condolence Motion for Alex Ling
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122881.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Margaret (Peggy) Isabel Cote
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122891.pdf)


RM1.3

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Indigenous Acknowledgement
Summary

City Council will recognize Indigenous lands, treaties and peoples.


RM1.4

ACTION 

 

 

 

Introduction of Striking Committee Report and New Business from the Mayor and City Officials
Summary

Report of the Striking Committee from Meeting 1 on December 12, 2018.

 

New Business submitted by City Officials.


RM1.5

Information 

 

 

 

Presentations, Introductions and Announcements
Summary

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


RM1.6

ACTION 

 

 

 

Review of the Order Paper
Summary

City Council will review the Order Paper.

Background Information
Order Paper December 13, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122703.pdf)


First Meeting - Organization of the Council - Meeting 1
FM1.1

Information 

 

 

Ward: All 

Confirmation of Election Results
Summary

The City Clerk will confirm that she has declared the 2018 Municipal Election Results of the persons elected and entitled to be Members of the Council of the City of Toronto.


FM1.2

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Declaration of Office by the Mayor and Presentation of the Chain of Office
Summary

The City Clerk will administer the Declaration of Office by Mayor John Tory.


FM1.3

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Declarations of Office by the Members of Toronto City Council
Summary

The Members of Toronto City Council will recite the Declaration of Office.


FM1.4

Information 

 

 

Ward: All 

Confirmation of the Declarations of Office
Summary

The City Clerk will confirm that she has in her possession the Declarations of Office made by all Members of Council.


FM1.5

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Introduction of the Members of Council and Presentation of the Declarations of Office by Mayor John Tory
Summary

The Members of Toronto City Council for the 2018-2022 Term will be introduced.


FM1.6

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

First Meeting Address by Mayor John Tory
Summary

Mayor John Tory will give his First Meeting Address to Toronto City Council.

Background Information
(December 4, 2018) First Meeting Address by His Worship John Tory, Mayor of Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/fm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122223.pdf)


FM1.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker
Origin
(November 26, 2018) Letter from Mayor John Tory
Summary

Mayor John Tory has advised Toronto City Council that in accordance with Chapter 27, Council Procedures, of the Toronto Municipal Code, he consents to the election of a Speaker and Deputy Speaker by City Council.

 

City Council will elect the Speaker and Deputy Speaker by public ballot.

Background Information
(November 26, 2018) Letter from Mayor John Tory advising that he consents to the election of a Speaker and Deputy Speaker by City Council (FM1.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/fm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122063.pdf)


FM1.8

Information 

 

 

Ward: All 

City Council Recess
Summary

City Council will recess until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.  A reception follows.


Striking Committee - Meeting 1
ST1.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Council Member Appointments to Committees, Boards and External Bodies
Mayor's Key Matter and first item of business on December 13th

Bill 62 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that City Council adopt the following:

  

A.  Executive Committee:

      (one member)

 

City Council appoint the following Member to the Executive Committee for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed:

 

Councillor Frances Nunziata

 

The following Members are already appointed to the Executive Committee by virtue of position or having been appointed by Mayor John Tory as a Committee Chair:

 

Mayor John Tory, Chair

Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Vice-Chair

Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair, Economic and Community Development Committee

Councillor Paul Ainslie, Chair, General Government and Licensing Committee

Councillor James Pasternak, Chair, Infrastructure and Environment Committee

Councillor Ana Bailão, Chair, Planning and Housing Committee

Councillor Gary Crawford, Chair, Budget Committee

 

B.  Standing Committees:

 

City Council appoint the following Members to the Standing Committees for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until successors are appointed:

 

1.  Economic and Community Development Committee

(five members)

 

Councillor Michael Ford

Councillor Cynthia Lai

Councillor Mark Grimes

Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Joe Cressy

 

Mayor John Tory has appointed Councillor Michael Thompson as Chair.

 

2.  General Government and Licensing Committee

(five members)

 

Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Frances Nunziata

Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor John Filion

 

Mayor John Tory has appointed Councillor Paul Ainslie as Chair.

 

3.  Infrastructure and Environment Committee

(five members)

 

Councillor Mike Colle

Councillor Jennifer McKelvie

Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong

Councillor Anthony Perruzza

Councillor Mike Layton

 

Mayor John Tory has appointed Councillor James Pasternak as Chair.

 

4.  Planning and Housing Committee

(five members)

 

Councillor Jaye Robinson

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Councillor Brad Bradford

Councillor Paula Fletcher

Councillor Gord Perks

 

Mayor John Tory has appointed Councillor Ana Bailão as Chair.

 

C.  Special Committees:

 

City Council appoint the following Members to the Special Committees for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until successors are appointed unless noted otherwise:

 

1.  Audit Committee

(five members)

 

Councillor John Filion

Councillor Michael Ford

Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Frances Nunziata

 

The Audit Committee elects its Chair from its Members.

 

2.  Budget Committee

(five members plus a Chair appointed by the Mayor)

 

Councillor Brad Bradford

Councillor Jennifer McKelvie

Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Mike Layton

Councillor Frances Nunziata

 

Mayor Tory has appointed Councillor Gary Crawford as Chair.

 

3.  Civic Appointments Committee

(five members including the Mayor or the Mayor’s designate as Chair, appointed by the Mayor)

 

Councillor Cynthia Lai

Councillor Frances Nunziata

Councillor Mike Layton

Councillor Gary Crawford

 

Mayor Tory has appointed Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong as the Mayor's designate as Chair.

 

4.  Special Committee on Governance

(five members including the Mayor or Mayor's designate as Chair, appointed by the Mayor)

 

Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Ana Bailão

Councillor Gary Crawford

 

for a term of office ending when the Committee makes its final recommendations to City Council.

 

Mayor Tory has appointed Councillor Stephen Holyday as the Mayor's designate as Chair.

 

D.  Corporations

 

City Council appoint the following members to corporations:

 

1. Toronto Community Housing Corporation

(two members plus the Mayor or designate appointed by Council)

 

Councillor Ana Bailão

Councillor Paula Fletcher

Councillor Michael Ford as the Mayor's designate

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until successors are appointed.

 

2.  Toronto Hydro Corporation

(two members plus the Mayor or designate appointed by Council)

 

Councillor Paul Ainslie

Councillor Stephen Holyday as the Mayor's designate

Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until successors are appointed.

 

3.  Waterfront Revitalization Corporation (Waterfront Toronto)

(Mayor or designate appointed by Council)

 

Councillor Joe Cressy as the Mayor's designate

 

for a term of office until December 12, 2021.

  

E.  City Boards

 

City Council appoint the following members to City boards:

 

1.  Board of Health

(six members)

 

Councillor Cynthia Lai

Councillor Mike Layton

Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Councillor Joe Cressy

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until successors are appointed;

 

and that City Council identify one additional member for appointment.

 

2.  Civic Theatres Toronto Board of Directors

(two members plus the Mayor or designate appointed by the Mayor - the Ward Councillors for the area in which the theatres are located (Wards 13 and 18) have first right of appointment)

 

Councillor Paula Fletcher

 

Councillor John Filion (Ward 18) has elected to take a seat on the Civic Theatres Toronto Board of Directors.

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until successors are appointed.

 

Mayor John Tory has appointed Councillor Gary Crawford as his designate.

 

3.  CreateTO Board of Directors

(one member plus the Mayor or designate appointed by the Mayor)

 

Councillor Ana Bailão

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

 

Mayor John Tory has appointed Councillor Paula Fletcher as his designate.

 

4.  Exhibition Place Board of Governors

(four members plus the Mayor or designate appointed by Council)

 

Councillor Joe Cressy

Councillor Mark Grimes, Chair and is also the Mayor's designate

Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Councillor Anthony Perruzza

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until successors are appointed.

 

5.  Toronto Atmospheric Fund Board of Directors

(two members plus the Mayor or designate appointed by the Mayor)

 

Councillor Shelley Carroll

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed;

 

and that City Council identify one additional member for appointment.

 

Mayor John Tory has appointed Councillor Mike Layton as his designate.

 

6.  Toronto Police Services Board

(two members plus the Mayor)

 

Councillor Michael Ford

Councillor Frances Nunziata

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until successors are appointed.  

 

Mayor John Tory continues to sit on the Toronto Police Services Board and will serve for the term of Council unless he chooses to vacate his seat.

 

7.   Toronto Public Library

(one member plus the Mayor or designate appointed by the Mayor)

 

Councillor Gord Perks

 

for a term of office until November 14, 2022 and until a successor is appointed.

 

Mayor John Tory has appointed Councillor Paul Ainslie as his designate.

 

8.  Toronto Transit Commission

(five members, including the Chair)

 

Councillor Jaye Robinson, Chair

Councillor Brad Bradford

Councillor Jennifer McKelvie

Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong 

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until successors are appointed.

 

9.  Toronto Zoo Board of Management

(two members plus the Mayor or designate appointed by the Mayor)

 

Councillor Paul Ainslie

Councillor Jennifer McKelvie 

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until successors are appointed.

 

Mayor John Tory has appointed Councillor Cynthia Lai as his designate.

 

F.  Heritage Boards

 

City Council appoint the following members to City heritage boards: 

 

1.  Heritage Toronto Board of Directors

(one member plus the Mayor or designate appointed by the Mayor)

 

That City Council identify one member for appointment for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

 

Mayor John Tory has appointed Councillor Mike Colle as his designate.

 

2.  Toronto Preservation Board

(one member)

 

Councillor Mike Layton

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

 

G.  Other City Bodies

 

City Council appoint the following members to other City Bodies:

 

1.  Committee of Revision

(five members composed of the Deputy Mayor and the four Community Council Chairs – appointed by virtue of position)

 

Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong

Councillor Mark Grimes, Chair, Etobicoke York Community Council

Councillor James Pasternak, Chair, North York Community Council

Councillor Jim Karygiannis, Chair, Scarborough Community Council

Councillor Gord Perks, Chair, Toronto and East York Community Council

 

for a term of office coincident with holding these positions.

 

2.  Debenture Committee

(four members composed of the Mayor, the Budget Committee Chair, the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer)

 

Mayor John Tory, as Chair

Chair, Budget Committee as Vice-Chair

City Manager

Chief Financial Officer

 

for a term of office coincident with holding these positions.

 

3.  Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee

(one member as Chair appointed by Council)

 

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, as Chair

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

 

H.  External Boards and Committees

 

City Council appoint the following members to external boards and committees:

 

1.  Art Gallery of Ontario Board of Trustees

(two members of Council, one of whom is the Councillor for the Ward in which the main gallery building is located)

 

Councillor Jaye Robinson

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

 

Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina - Fort York, is appointed to the Art Gallery of Ontario Board of Trustees for a term of office ending November 14, 2022 and until a successor is appointed.

 

2.  Artscape Toronto

(one member)

 

Councillor Joe Cressy

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

 

3.  Campbell House Board of Management

(one member)

 

Councillor Joe Cressy

 

for a term of office until November 14, 2022 and until a successor is appointed.

 

4.  Canadian Film Centre Board of Directors

(one member)

 

Councillor Shelley Carroll

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

 

5.  Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section

(five members plus the Mayor who is a Member by right of office)

 

Councillor Paul Ainslie

Councillor Joe Cressy

Councillor Michael Ford

Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Mike Layton

 

for a term of office until November 30, 2019 and until successors are appointed.

 

Mayor John Tory is a member by right of office.

 

6.  Canadian National Exhibition Association, Board of Directors

(five members plus the Mayor who is a Member by right of office)

 

Councillor Paul Ainslie

Councillor Joe Cressy

Councillor Michael Ford

Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Mike Layton

 

for a term of office until November 30, 2019 and until successors are appointed.

 

Mayor John Tory is a member by right of office.

 

7.  Canadian Stage Company Board of Directors

(one member)

 

Councillor Paula Fletcher

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

 

8.  Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Board of Directors

(two members)

 

Councillor Ana Bailão

Councillor Mike Colle

 

for a term of office to the Annual meeting in May 2019, and from the Annual Spring meeting in May 2019 to the Annual Meeting in May 2020.

 

9.  Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Consultative Committee

(two nominees for appointment)

 

Councillor Jim Karygiannis

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

 

and that City Council identify one additional member as a nominee for appointment.

 

10.  Greater Toronto Area Agricultural Action Committee (GTA AAC)

(one member)

 

That City Council identify one member for appointment for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

 

11.  Guild Renaissance Group Board of Directors

(one member)

 

Councillor Paul Ainslie

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

 

12.  Harbourfront Centre Board of Directors

(one member)

 

Councillor Joe Cressy

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

 

13.  Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors

(three nominees for appointment)

 

Councillor Mark Grimes

Councillor Anthony Perruzza

Councillor Stephen Holyday

 

nominated for appointment at the Annual Meeting in Spring 2019 to the Annual Meeting in Spring 2020.

 

14.  Housing Services Corporation

(one nominee for appointment)

 

Councillor Gord Perks

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

 

15.  Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Partners in Project Green: Executive Steering Committee

(one member)

 

Councillor Jim Karygiannis

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

 

16.  Toronto Arts Council

(two members)

 

Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Gary Crawford

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until successors are appointed. 

 

17.  Toronto Symphony Board of Directors

(one member)

 

Councillor Jaye Robinson

 

for a term of office until December 31, 2020 and until a successor is appointed.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

Mayor John Tory has advised the City Clerk in writing of the following appointments regarding Deputy Mayors made in accordance with the Council Procedures:

 

Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong as the first Deputy Mayor who shall: 

  • perform the roles and functions assigned to the deputy mayor elsewhere in the Council Procedures and the Municipal Code; and
  • act as Mayor when the Mayor is absent or the office is vacant. 

Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong will also be the deputy mayor for the north area of the City.

  

Councillor Michael Thompson as deputy mayor for the east area of the City.

Councillor Ana Bailão as deputy mayor for the south area of the City.

Councillor Stephen Holyday as deputy mayor for the west area of the City.

 

Mayor John Tory has also assigned Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong to Chair the Striking Committee under the Mayor's authority in the Council Procedures.

 

Ward Councillors are appointed to the following by right of office:

  

Arena Boards of Management 

  • George Bell Arena Board of Management – Councillor Frances Nunziata, Ward 5, York South-Weston
  • Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Arena Board of Management - Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence
  • Leaside Memorial Community Gardens Arena Board of Management - Councillor Jaye Robinson, Ward 15, Don Valley West
  • McCormick Playground Arena Board of Management - Councillor Ana Bailão, Ward 9, Davenport
  • Moss Park Arena Board of Management - Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, Toronto Centre
  • North Toronto Memorial Arena Board of Management - Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence
  • Ted Reeve Community Arena Board of Management - Councillor Brad Bradford, Ward 19, Beaches-East York
  • William H. Bolton Arena Board of Management, Councillor Mike Layton - Ward 11, University - Rosedale 

Association of Community Centres (AOCCs) Committees or Boards of Management

  • Applegrove Community Complex Board of Management - Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth
  • 58 Cecil Street Community Centre Board of Management - Councillor Mike Layton - Ward 11, University – Rosedale
  • Central Eglinton Community Centre Board of Management - Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's
  • 519 Church Street Community Centre Board of Management - Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, Toronto Centre
  • Community Centre 55 Board of Management - Councillor Brad Bradford, Ward 19, Beaches-East York
  • Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre Committee Management - Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth
  • Ralph Thornton Community Centre Board - Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth
  • Scadding Court Community Centre Committee - Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York
  • Swansea Town Hall Community Board of Management - Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 4, Parkdale-High Park
  • Waterfront Neighbourhood Community Centre Board - Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York

Bathurst Quay Community Land Co-operative Inc. – Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York

 

Business Improvement Areas 

  • Albion Islington Square BIA - Councillor Michael Ford, Ward 1, Etobicoke North
  • Baby Point Gates BIA - Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 4, Parkdale-High Park
  • Bayview Leaside BIA – Councillor Jaye Robinson, Ward 15, Don Valley West
  • Bloor-Annex BIA - Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11, University-Rosedale
  • Bloor by the Park BIA - Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 4, Parkdale-High Park
  • Bloorcourt Village BIA - Councillor Ana Bailão, Ward 9, Davenport and Councillor Mike Layton Ward 11, University-Rosedale
  • Bloordale Village BIA - Councillor Ana Bailão, Ward 9, Davenport
  • Bloor Street BIA - Councillor Mike Layton Ward 11, University-Rosedale
  • Bloor West Village BIA - Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 4, Parkdale-High Park
  • Bloor Yorkville BIA - Councillor Mike Layton Ward 11, University-Rosedale and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, Toronto Centre
  • Cabbagetown BIA - Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, Toronto Centre
  • Chinatown BIA - Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York and Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11, University-Rosedale
  • Church Wellesley Village BIA - Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, Toronto Centre
  • CityPlace and Fort York - Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York
  • College Promenade BIA - Councillor Ana Bailão, Ward 9, Davenport and Councillor Mike Layton Ward 11, University-Rosedale
  • College West BIA - Councillor Ana Bailão, Ward 9, Davenport
  • Corso Italia BIA - Councillor Ana Bailão, Ward 9, Davenport
  • Crossroads of the Danforth BIA – Councillor Gary Crawford, Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest
  • Danforth Mosaic BIA - Paula Fletcher, Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth and Brad Bradford, Ward 19, Beaches-East York
  • Danforth Village BIA - Brad Bradford, Ward 19, Beaches-East York
  • Dovercourt Village BIA - Councillor Ana Bailão, Ward 9, Davenport and Councillor Mike Layton Ward 11, University-Rosedale
  • Downtown Yonge BIA - Councillor Mike Layton Ward 11, University-Rosedale and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, Toronto Centre
  • DuKe Heights BIA - James Pasternak, Ward 6, York Centre and Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Ward 7, Humber River-Black Creek
  • Dundas-West BIA - Councillor Ana Bailão, Ward 9, Davenport
  • Dupont by the Castle BIA - Councillor Mike Layton Ward 11, University-Rosedale and Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's
  • Eglinton Hill BIA - Councillor Frances Nunziata, Ward 5, York South-Weston
  • Emery Village BIA – Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Ward 7, Humber River-Black Creek
  • Fairbank Village BIA – Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence and Councillor Ana Bailão, Ward 9, Davenport
  • Financial District BIA – Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, Toronto Centre
  • Forest Hill Village BIA - Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's
  • Gerrard India Bazaar BIA – Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth
  • Greektown on the Danforth BIA – Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth
  • Harbord Street BIA - Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11, University-Rosedale
  • Hillcrest Village BIA - Councillor Ana Bailão, Ward 9, Davenport and Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's
  • Junction Gardens BIA - Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 4, Parkdale-High Park
  • Kennedy Road BIA - Councillor Michael Thompson, Ward 21, Scarborough Centre and Councillor Jim Karygiannis, Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt
  • Kensington Market BIA - Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11, University-Rosedale
  • Korea Town BIA - Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11, University-Rosedale
  • Lakeshore Village BIA - Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 3, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
  • Leslieville BIA - Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth
  • Liberty Village BIA - Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York
  • Little Italy BIA - Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11, University-Rosedale
  • Little Portugal BIA - Councillor Ana Bailão, Ward 9, Davenport, Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York and Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11, University-Rosedale
  • Long Branch BIA, Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 3, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
  • Marketo District BIA - Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence
  • Midtown-Yonge BIA - Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's
  • Mimico by the Lake BIA - Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 3, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
  • Mimico Village BIA - Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 3, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
  • Mirvish Village BIA - Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11, University-Rosedale
  • Mount Dennis BIA - Councillor Frances Nunziata, Ward 5, York South-Weston
  • Mount Pleasant BIA - Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's and Councillor Jaye Robinson, Ward 15, Don Valley West
  • Oakwood Village BIA - Councillor Ana Bailão, Ward 9, Davenport and Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's
  • Ossington Avenue BIA - Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York
  • Pape Village BIA - Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth
  • Parkdale Village BIA - Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 4, Parkdale-High Park and Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York
  • Queen Street West BIA - Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York
  • Regal Heights Village BIA - Councillor Ana Bailão, Ward 9, Davenport
  • Riverside District BIA - Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam Ward 13, Toronto Centre and Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth
  • Roncesvalles Village BIA - Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 4, Parkdale-High Park
  • Rosedale Main Street BIA - Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11, University-Rosedale and Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's
  • St. Clair Gardens BIA - Councillor Ana Bailão, Ward 9, Davenport
  • St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA - Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, Toronto Centre
  • Sheppard East Village BIA, Councillor Cynthia Lai, Ward 23, Scarborough North
  • shopthequeensway.com BIA - Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 3, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
  • The Beach BIA - Councillor Brad Bradford, Ward 19, Beaches-East York
  • The Danforth BIA - Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth
  • The Eglinton Way BIA - Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence and Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's
  • The Kingsway BIA - Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 3, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
  • The Waterfront BIA - Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York
  • Toronto Entertainment District BIA - Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York
  • Trinity Bellwoods BIA - Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York and Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11, University-Rosedale
  • Upper Village BIA - Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence and Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's
  • Uptown Yonge BIA - Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence, Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's and Councillor Jaye Robinson, Ward 15, Don Valley West
  • Village of Islington BIA - Councillor Stephen Holyday, Ward 2, Etobicoke Centre and Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 3, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
  • Weston Village BIA - Councillor Frances Nunziata, Ward 5, York South-Weston
  • West Queen West BIA - Councillor Ana Bailão, Ward 9, Davenport and Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York
  • Wexford Heights BIA - Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ward 16, Don Valley East and Councillor Michael Thompson, Ward 21, Scarborough Centre
  • Wilson Village BIA - Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 6, York Centre
  • Wychwood Heights BIA - Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's
  • Yonge Lawrence Village BIA - Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence and Councillor Jaye Robinson, Ward 15, Don Valley West
  • Yonge and St. Clair BIA - Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11, University-Rosedale and Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's
  • York Eglinton BIA - Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence and Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's

Yonge-Dundas Square Board of Management - Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, Toronto Centre

Origin
(December 10, 2018) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend to City Council the appointment of Council Members to committees, boards and external bodies.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 10, 2018) Report from the City Clerk on Council Member Appointments to Committees, Boards and External Bodies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-122503.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to committees, boards and external bodies - Revised
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-122504.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Ward Councillor appointments by right-of-office
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-122505.pdf)

(December 11, 2018) Letter from the City Clerk on the election of Community Council Chairs and Vice Chairs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-122564.pdf)

Attachment to motion 1 by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-122603.pdf)

Speakers

Miroslav  Glavic
Councillor John Filion
Councillor Mike Layton

Communications (Committee)
(December 10, 2018) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Association (ST.Main.ST1.1.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88197.pdf)

(December 10, 2018) Letter from 26 Organizations listed in the letter - revised (ST.Main.ST1.1.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88198.pdf)

(December 11, 2018) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood, regarding appointment to the Canadian National Exhibition Association Board of Directors (ST.Supp.ST1.1.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88241.pdf)

(December 11, 2018) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood, regarding appointment to the Canadian National Exhibition Association Municipal Section (ST.Supp.ST1.1.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88242.pdf)

(December 11, 2018) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood, regarding appointment to the Economic and Community Development Committee (ST.Supp.ST1.1.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88243.pdf)

(December 11, 2018) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood, regarding appointment to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors (ST.Supp.ST1.1.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88244.pdf)

(December 11, 2018) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood, regarding appointment to the General Government and Licensing Committee (ST.Supp.ST1.1.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88245.pdf)

(December 11, 2018) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood, regarding appointment to the Guild Renaissance Group Board of Directors (ST.Supp.ST1.1.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88246.pdf)

(December 11, 2018) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood, regarding appointment to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee (ST.Supp.ST1.1.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88247.pdf)

(December 11, 2018) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood, regarding appointment to the Special Committee on Governance (ST.Supp.ST1.1.10)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88248.pdf)

(December 12, 2018) Letter from Mayor John Tory with respect to the Assignment of the Deputy Mayor as Chair of the Striking Committee (ST.New.ST1.1.11)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88277.pdf)

(December 12, 2018) Letter from Mayor John Tory with respect to the Appointment of Deputy Mayor, Standing Committee Chairs and Budget Committee Chair (ST.New.ST1.1.12)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88278.pdf)

(December 12, 2018) Letter from Mayor John Tory with respect to the Mayor's Designates on Certain Boards (ST.New.ST1.1.13)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88279.pdf)

(December 12, 2018) Letter from Mayor John Tory with respect to Toronto Police Services Board (ST.New.ST1.1.14)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88280.pdf)

(December 12, 2018) Letter from Mayor John Tory with respect to Toronto Transit Commission Composition (ST.New.ST1.1.15)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88281.pdf)

(December 12, 2018) Letter from Mayor John Tory with respect to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Non-Board Member Appointments (ST.New.ST1.1.16)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88282.pdf)

(December 12, 2018) Letter from Mayor John Tory with respect to the Appointment of Additional Deputy Mayors (ST.New.ST1.1.17)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88318.pdf)

(December 11, 2018) Multiple Communications from 84 individuals sent to Members of Council (ST.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-88258.pdf)


ST1.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2019 Schedule of Meetings
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council approve the 2019 meeting schedule dates in Attachment 1 to the report (December 10, 2018) from the City Clerk and that the published schedule serve as notice for these meetings.

 

2.  City Council request the City Clerk to distribute the approved scheduled to the City's agencies and special purpose bodies with a request that they:

 

a. avoid scheduling meetings, whenever possible, that conflict with the approved schedule; and

 

b. avoid scheduling public meetings, forums, public consultations and large scale meetings on days of cultural or religious significance as noted in the approved schedule.

Origin
(December 10, 2018) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to establish the 2019 meeting schedule for City Council and its committees.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 10, 2018) Report from the City Clerk on 2019 Schedule of Meetings
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-122523.pdf)

Attachment 1 - 2019 Proposed Meeting Schedule - on file in the City Clerk's Office
Attachment 2 - Days of cultural or religious significance
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-122525.pdf)


2a 2019 Budget Process and Schedule
Origin
(December 10, 2018) Report from the Chief Financial Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide to City Council an overview of the 2019 Budget process and schedule to review and approve the Tax and Rate Supported 2019 Operating Budget and 2019 – 2028 Capital Budget and Plan for the City of Toronto.

 

In compliance with the City of Toronto Act (CoTA) 2006, subsection 228(1), the 2019 Budget process and schedule fulfill the City's requirement to "prepare and adopt a budget including estimates of all sums required during the year for the purpose of operating the business of the City", and subsection 228(2) "a budget for a year immediately following a year in which a regular election is held may only be adopted in the year to which the budget applies". 

 

To account for the 2018 municipal election, the 2019 Budget process has been modified to enable both the Tax and Rate Supported 2019 Operating and 2019 - 2028 Capital Budget and Plan to be approved by March 7, 2019.   Every effort has been made to ensure sufficient time is dedicated to facilitate a transparent and accessible budget process that will provide the opportunities and relevant information necessary for the public to provide its input and for members of the Budget Committee, Executive Committee and City Council, to review, recommend and approve the allocation of resources to City services and capital investments that most cost-effectively meet the needs of the public and advance Council priorities and outcomes.

 

The 2019 Budget will be launched on January 28, 2019, with the month of February primarily dedicated to Budget Committee’s review and deliberations of the 2019 Budget. Two days are set aside for Budget Committee Program and Agency briefings, questions and any subsequent requests for information; two days and four locations are scheduled across the City for public input; two days are provided for Budget Committee deliberations: the first to review Budget Briefing Notes, reports and matters referred to the budget process and the latter to consider motions and its final recommendations to Executive Committee. Executive Committee’s consideration of the Budget Committee Recommended 2019 Budget will take place on March 4, 2019 followed by Council’s consideration and approval on March 7, 2019.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 10, 2018) Supplementary report from the Chief Financial Officer on 2019 Budget Process and Schedule and Appendix 1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-122526.pdf)


December 5, 2018 - New Business - Meeting 1
CC1.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Recalibrating City Council's Governance System for 26 Members
Communications CC1.1.1 to CC1.1.30 have been submitted on this Item.

Bill 3 has been submitted on this Item.

Bill 16 has been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Origin
(November 26, 2018) Report from the City Manager and the City Clerk
Recommendations

The City Manager and the City Clerk recommend that:

 

Special Committee on Governance

 

1. City Council establish a Special Committee on Governance with the following terms of reference:

 

a. The Special Committee will consider the impacts on the City's governance structure and processes arising from the reduction in the size of Council and make recommendations to City Council on any further changes to its governance structure.

 

b. The Special Committee will establish a work plan and engagement process for the governance review.

 

c. The Special Committee is composed of the Mayor or Council Member-designate appointed by the Mayor as Chair and four Council Members appointed by City Council on the recommendation of the Striking Committee.

 

d. The Special Committee reports directly to City Council.

 

e. Meetings of the Special Committee will be held at the call of the Chair.

 

f. The Special Committee will conduct its proceedings in accordance with Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures. The Committee's meetings will be open to the public and will comply with the Open Meeting Requirements of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

 

g. The City Manager and the City Clerk will provide policy, research and engagement support to the Special Committee.

 

h. The City Clerk will provide meeting management support to the Special Committee.

 

i. The Special Committee's mandate will end when it makes its final recommendations to City Council.

 

Interim committee structure

 

2. City Council adopt the following interim committee structure and mandates and amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures, accordingly:

 

a. Four Standing Committees composed of six members and the Mayor by right-of-office:

 

1. Community and Economic Development Committee - The Community and Economic Development Committee's primary focus is on social cohesion and the economy, with a mandate to monitor and make recommendations on strengthening communities, neighbourhoods and the economy.

 

2. General Government and Licensing Committee - The General Government and Licensing Committee's primary focus is on City government assets and resources and business licensing, with a mandate to monitor and make recommendations on the administrative operations of the City and the licensing of businesses.

 

3. Infrastructure and Environment Committee - The Infrastructure and Environment Committee's primary focus is on infrastructure and the natural environment, with a mandate to monitor and make recommendations on Toronto's infrastructure needs and services, parks and forestry and the sustainable use of Toronto's environment.

 

4. Planning and Housing Committee - The Planning and Housing Committee's primary focus is on urban form and housing development, with a mandate to monitor and make recommendations on planning, property standards, growth and housing development.

 

b. Executive Committee is composed of eight members as follows:

 

1. the Mayor
2. the Deputy Mayor
3. the four Standing Committee Chairs

4. the Budget Committee Chair to be appointed by the Mayor

5. one Member at-large who is a Member of Council appointed by Council

 

If the Mayor appoints the First Deputy Mayor as a Standing Committee Chair, City Council will appoint another Member of Council as an at-large member.

 

c. Executive Committee's mandate is amended by removing human resources policy (as this is now part of the General Government and Licensing Committee's mandate) and by adding the following:

 

1. Providing strategic policy direction and receiving routine updates on collective bargaining relating to the City.

 

2. Providing strategic direction to staff in negotiating City collective agreements and considering updates on the progress of collective bargaining.

 

3. The Executive Committee or any sub-committee struck for these purposes is not an alternative to established employee and union dispute-resolution mechanisms.

 

d. Employee and Labour Relations Committee is deleted from the list of special committees.

 

e. Striking Committee is reduced from seven Council Members to five Council Members including the Mayor as Chair, or the Deputy Mayor as Chair if so assigned by the Mayor and the restriction that prohibits Striking Committee members from being appointed to more than one of the Civic Theatres Toronto Board or the Toronto Police Services Board is deleted.

f. Civic Appointments Committee is reduced from nine Council Members to five Council Members including the Mayor or Mayor's designate as Chair appointed by the Mayor.

 

g. Budget Committee is reduced from six Council Members to five Council Members and the restriction that prohibits Budget Committee members from being members of the Audit Committee is deleted.

 

h. Audit Committee is reduced from six Council Members to five Council Members and the restrictions that prohibit Audit Committee members from being a Committee Chair or a member of the Budget Committee are deleted.

 

3. City Council amend Section 27-126C of the Council Procedures, headed "Delegated Duties of Standing Committees", to reflect that under the interim committee structure, the Planning and Housing Committee and the General Government and Licensing Committee will exercise the authority previously delegated to the Planning and Growth Management Committee and the Government Management Committee in this Section, as applicable.

 

Community Council boundaries

 

4. City Council amend the now redundant provisions of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures by adopting the following new community council boundaries:

 

a. Etobicoke York Community Council:

 

- Ward 1 - Etobicoke North

- Ward 2 - Etobicoke Centre

- Ward 3 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore

- Ward 5 - York South-Weston

- Ward 7 - Humber River-Black Creek

 

b. North York Community Council:

 

- Ward 6 - York Centre

- Ward 8 - Eglinton-Lawrence

- Ward 15 - Don Valley West

- Ward 16 - Don Valley East

- Ward 17 - Don Valley North

- Ward 18 - Willowdale

 

c. Scarborough Community Council:

 

- Ward 20 - Scarborough Southwest

- Ward 21 - Scarborough Centre

- Ward 22 - Scarborough-Agincourt

- Ward 23 - Scarborough North

- Ward 24 - Scarborough-Guildwood

- Ward 25 - Scarborough-Rouge Park

 

d. Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

- Ward 4 - Parkdale-High Park

- Ward 9 - Davenport

- Ward 10 - Spadina-Fort York

- Ward 11 - University-Rosedale

- Ward 12 - Toronto-St. Paul's

- Ward 13 - Toronto Centre

- Ward 14 - Toronto-Danforth

- Ward 19 - Beaches-East York

 

Council member appointments

 

5. City Council reduce the appointments of Council Members to the boards, committees and external bodies outlined below and City Council amend the relevant City By-laws including chapters of the Toronto Municipal Code, Relationship Frameworks and Shareholder Directions accordingly:

 

a. Artscape Toronto Board of Directors – reduce by one Council Member;

 

b. Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section – reduce appointments by 11 Council Members and City Council request the City Manager and the City Clerk to review the composition of the Municipal Section;

 

c. Civic Theatres Toronto Board of Directors – reduce by two Council Members by deleting the two ward-specific appointments and also delete the requirement that one Member be a member of a specific committee;

 

d. CreateTO Board of Directors – reduce by one Council Member and City Council also delete the requirement that Members be from different Community Councils;

 

e. Debenture Committee – remove the Deputy Mayor;

 

f. Heritage Toronto Board of Directors – reduce by one Council Member;

 

g. Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee – reduce by two Council Members;

 

h. Toronto Atmospheric Fund Board of Directors – reduce by two Council Members;

 

i. Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board of Directors – reduce by one Council Member;

 

j. Toronto Preservation Board - reduce by two Council Members;

 

k. Toronto Public Library Board – reduce by two Council Members;

 

l. Toronto Transit Commission Board of Directors – reduce by two Council Members; and

 

m. Toronto Zoo Board of Management – reduce by one Council Member.

 

6. City Council convert Council Member appointments to public or staff appointments as outlined below:

 

a. Design Exchange Board of Directors – convert the two Council Member appointments to two public members;

 

b. FoodShare Board of Directors – convert the Council Member appointment to a staff appointment and authorize the City Manager to appoint a staff member representative to the Board;

 

c. George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art Board of Trustees – convert the one Council Member appointment to a public member;

 

d. Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance – convert the one Council Member appointment plus alternate to a staff appointment and authorize the City Manager to appoint a staff member representative and alternate to the Alliance;

 

e. Harbourfront Centre Board of Directors – convert the three Council Member appointments to one Council Member and two public members;

 

f. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Board – convert four Council Member appointments to public members so that Council will appoint five Council Members and nine public members;

 

g. Toronto Arts Council – convert the five Council Member appointments to two Council Members and three public members;

 

h. Toronto Financial Services Alliance – convert the appointment of the Mayor or designate and the Chair of the Economic Development Committee to two public members; and

 

i. York Employees’ Pension and Benefit Fund Committee, and for consistency with the other Pension Plan Boards, City Council appoint the City Manager or designate and the Chief Financial Officer or designate as voting members by-right-of-position (two positions).

 

7. City Council discontinue the appointment of Members of Council to the following City bodies and in lieu of board membership direct that the Councillor for the ward where the facility or organization is located be entitled to notice, agendas and minutes for all meetings and be entitled to attend all meetings of the Board, including closed sessions and City Council amend the relevant chapters of the Toronto Municipal Code accordingly:

 

a. 70 Berkeley Street Community Centre (University Alumnae Dramatic Club) (one position);

 

b. 192 Carlton Street (Second Mile Club) (one position);

 

c. Balmy Beach Park Board of Management (one position);

 

d. Community Preservation Panels (nine positions);

 

e. Haven Toronto Board of Directors (one position); and

 

f. University Settlement Community Centre Committee (one position).

 

8. City Council discontinue the appointment of Members of Council to the following City bodies and external bodies:

 

a. 12 Alexander Street Theatre Project Board of Directors (one position);

 

b. Canadian Film Centre Board of Directors (one position);

 

c. Canadian Stage Company Board of Directors (two positions);

 

d. Crescent Town Recreation Club Inc. Board of Directors (one position);

 

e. Dora Mavor Moore Awards Board of Directors (one position);

 

f. East York Foundation Nominating Committee (one position);

 

g. Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (one position);

 

h. Guild Renaissance Group Board of Directors (one position);

 

i. Homes First Society (one position);

 

j. L’Association francaise des municipalites de l’Ontario/Association of Francophone Municipalities of Ontario (one position);

 

k. Occupational Health and Safety Coordinating Committee (one position);

 

l. Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors effective February 26, 2020 when the current Council Member appointee's term ends (one position);

 

m. Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Board of Governors (one position);

 

n. Ryerson Centre Board of Directors (one position);

 

o. Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre Board of Trustees (one position);

 

p. Scarborough Arts Council (one position);

 

q. Thistletown Multi-Service Centre Board of Management (one position);

 

r. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Regional Watershed Alliance – optional Municipal Representative (one position);

 

s. Toronto Business Development Centre Board of Directors (one position);

 

t. Toronto Foundation for Student Success (one position);

 

u. Toronto Symphony Board of Directors (one position);

 

v. Town of York Historical Society (one position);

 

w. UrbanArts Community Arts Council (two positions);

 

x. York Community Information (one position);

 

y. Young Ambassadors Selection Committee for Learnx Foundation (one position); and

 

z. Young People’s Theatre Board of Directors (two positions).

 

9. City Council amend the composition of the Arena and Community Centre Boards of Management in Chapter 25 of the former Toronto Municipal Code, and former Leaside By-law 1374, as amended to provide that:

 

a. the Councillor for the Ward in which an Arena or Community Centre is located shall be a member of the board by-right-of-office;

 

b. Ward Councillor positions shall be excluded from the calculation to determine quorum of the board, consistent with the relationship frameworks for arenas and community centres; and

 

c. despite Part 9.b above, a ward councillor attending a meeting of a board may be counted in order to achieve quorum,

 

and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to submit a Bill to Council to re-enact Chapter 25 of the former Toronto Municipal Code and the applicable provisions in former Leaside By-law 1374, as a new chapter of the current Municipal Code.

 

10. City Council amend the composition of its Business Improvement Area Boards of Management to provide that Councillors for the ward(s) in which a Business Improvement Area is located shall be members of the board by-right-of-office and that Chapter 19 of the Toronto Municipal Code be amended accordingly.

 

Public member appointments

 

11. City Council adopt the following new process for the screening, interviewing and recommending of public appointees to agencies, corporations and tribunals, and the Public Appointments Policy be amended accordingly:

 

a. the Civic Appointments Committee will screen, interview and recommend to City Council public appointments to the following agency boards:

 

1. Board of Health;

2. Exhibition Place Board of Governors;

3. Ports Toronto;

4. Toronto Investment Board;

5. Toronto Parking Authority;

6. Toronto Police Services Board;

7. Toronto Public Library;

8. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority;

9. Toronto Transit Commission; and

10. Toronto Zoo;

 

b. the Mayor's Corporations Nominating Panel will screen, interview and recommend to City Council public appointments to the following boards:

 

1. CreateTO;

2. Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre;

3. Toronto Community Housing Corporation;

4. Toronto Hydro; and

5. Waterfront Toronto;

 

c. City Council establish a Tribunals Nominating Panel with the following Terms of Reference:

 

1. The Tribunals Nominating Panel is a roster composed of up to nine public members; members from the roster will convene in panels as determined by the City Clerk;

 

2. The Tribunals Nominating Panel will screen, interview and recommend to City Council public appointments to the following Quasi-Judicial Bodies and Tribunals:

 

a. Administrative Penalty Tribunal;

b. Committee of Adjustment;

c. Compliance Audit Committee;

d. Dangerous Dog Tribunal;

e. Property Standards Committee;

f. Rooming House Commissioner;

g. Sign Variance Committee;

h. Toronto Licensing Tribunal; and

i. Toronto Local Appeal Body;

 

3. The City Clerk will recruit the Tribunals Nominating Panel members in accordance with the provisions of the Public Appointments Policy and will recommend the appointment of members to City Council; City Council appoints the Chair;

 

4. The Tribunals Nominating Panel will conduct proceedings in accordance with Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures; Panel meetings will begin and end in public and will comply with the Open Meeting Requirements of the City of Toronto Act, 2006;

 

5. The City Clerk provides policy support to the Tribunals Nominating Panel;

 

6. The City Clerk provides meeting management support to the Tribunals Nominating Panel; and

 

7. The Tribunals Nominating Panel submit recommendations to City Council through the City Clerk.

 

d. City Council authorize the City Clerk to screen, interview and recommend the balance of the public appointments to City Council through the Civic Appointments Committee, or to Community Council where public appointments have been delegated.

 

12. City Council approve a per diem for Tribunals Nominating Panel Members of $250 per half-day to a maximum of $5,000 per calendar year pro-rated on an annual basis from the time of appointment and direct the Chief Financial Officer to include a budget of $45,000 for this purpose in the 2019 budget.

 

Transition provisions

 

13. City Council direct that as a transition provision, bills previously authorized by a Community Council decision made under delegated authority shall be submitted to and enacted by the Community Council having geographic jurisdiction for the matter effective December 1, 2018.

 

14. City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 169, City Officials to authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the City Clerk, to submit bills to City Council to update the Municipal Code to reflect organizational or governance changes, to refresh chapters for readability, accessible and clear language and to reflect current code style.

 

15. City Council authorize the City Manager to execute and deliver to their respective chief executive officers amendments to the Shareholder Directions of the various corporations that reflect City Council's decision, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Summary

The Province of Ontario's Better Local Government Act, 2018, reduced the number of Toronto's municipal wards and Councillors to 25 from 47 previously approved by City Council for the 2018 to 2022 term and 44 in the previous term. This will place increased demands on Council Members' time to carry out both their legislative and constituency duties. City Councillors now serve wards of significantly larger geographic size and up to double the number of constituents.

 

City Council's governance structure is currently calibrated for 45 Members (the Mayor and 44 Councillors) and would be challenged to remain effective and sustainable with 26 Members.

 

Without changes to the governance structure, Council Members would: 

  • Hold 97 seats on 14 Council committees (Standing Committees, Executive Committee and special committees);
  • Hold 388 seats on 170 City and external boards;
  • Interview more than 900 public members for 450 appointees to City boards and committees;
  • Experience difficulty attending all required meetings, potentially causing quorum issues and impairing the ability of committees and boards to function effectively; and
  • Establish an Executive Committee of 13 members representing half of the new City Council and potentially impacting the role of City Council as the final decision-making body.

Also, the new ward boundaries make the existing boundaries of Community Councils redundant. No meetings of Community Councils can be held, including statutory hearings under the Planning Act, until City Council adopts new boundaries.

 

To address these challenges, the City Manager and the City Clerk recommend City Council: 

  • Adopt an interim committee structure closely modelled on the existing structure but recalibrated for 26 Council Members;
  • Establish a Special Committee on Governance composed of five Council Members to review City Council's governance structure, including how the interim structure is functioning, and make any necessary recommendations to City Council;
  • Adopt new Community Council boundaries reflecting City Council's June 2018 decision;
  • Reduce the number of Council Member appointments to City boards and committees and external bodies to better manage demands on Council Members' time for meetings; and
  • Amend the public appointments process to boards, committees and tribunals to reduce demands on Council Members' time for interview panels and to ensure public member vacancies and expired terms can be filled in a timely fashion.
Background Information
(November 26, 2018) Report from the City Manager and the City Clerk on Recalibrating City Council's Governance System for 26 Members (CC1.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122083.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Summary of Proposed Council Member Appointments based on Recommended Approach
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122084.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Mixed Approach to Screen and Interview Public Appointment Candidates
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122085.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Summary of Market Rents by Ward
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122086.pdf)

(November 28, 2018) Public Notice on Changes to the Governance Structure and Community Council Boundaries - Amendments to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 27, Council Procedures
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122103.pdf)

Communications
(November 23, 2018) E-mail from Teresa Hannigan (CC.Main.CC1.1.1)
(November 15, 2018) E-mail from Ric Amis, Secretary, Parkdale Residents Association (CC.Main.CC1.1.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-87961.pdf)

(November 23, 2018) E-mail from Judy Love (CC.Main.CC1.1.3)
(November 24, 2018) E-mail from John Klassen (CC.Main.CC1.1.4)
(November 24, 2018) E-mail from Arthur H. Watson (CC.Main.CC1.1.5)
(November 24, 2018) E-mail from Marco Bertucci (CC.Main.CC1.1.6)
(November 20, 2018) Letter from David Harrison, Chair and Henry Wiercinski, Annex Residents' Association and Gail Misra, Chair and Sue Dexter, Harbord Village Residents' Association on behalf of 55 Residents' Associations (CC.Main.CC1.1.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-87966.pdf)

(November 24, 2018) E-mail from Chris Townsend (CC.Main.CC1.1.8)
(November 24, 2018) E-mail from Zoe Donoahue (CC.Main.CC1.1.9)
(November 24, 2018) E-mail from Philip Webb (CC.Main.CC1.1.10)
(November 25, 2018) E-mail from Therese Beaupre (CC.Main.CC1.1.11)
(November 25, 2018) E-mail from Susan Weatherseed (CC.Main.CC1.1.12)
(November 25, 2018) E-mail from Ken Girotti (CC.Main.CC1.1.13)
(November 25, 2018) E-mail from Jeff D. Derksen (CC.Main.CC1.1.14)
(November 25, 2018) E-mail from Robin Budd (CC.Main.CC1.1.15)
(November 25, 2018) E-mail from Susan Berry (CC.Main.CC1.1.16)
(November 26, 2018) E-mail from Pam Hyde (CC.Main.CC1.1.17)
(November 26, 2018) E-mail from Mary Louise Squissato (CC.Main.CC1.1.18)
(November 26, 2018) E-mail from Jun Nogami (CC.Main.CC1.1.19)
(November 27, 2018) E-mail from Mark Field (CC.Main.CC1.1.20)
(November 27, 2018) E-mail from Sara Cowan (CC.Main.CC1.1.21)
(October 25, 2018) E-mail from Don Pratt (CC.Main.CC1.1.22)
(November 28, 2018) E-mail from Tina Leslie (CC.Supp.CC1.1.23)
(November 28, 2018) Letter from David Forgione, President, TSCC 2139, One Bedford at Bloor and Ron Schmidt, President, TSCC 2598, Exhibit (200 Bloor West), East Annex Condominium Association (CC.Supp.CC1.1.24)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-88037.pdf)

(November 29, 2018) E-mail from Susan McMurray, Chair and Lori Zucchiatti O'Neill, Pocket Community Association (CC.Supp.CC1.1.25)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-88038.pdf)

(November 29, 2018) Letter from Board of Management of the Toronto Zoo (CC.Supp.CC1.1.26)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-88057.pdf)

(November 30, 2018) Letter from David Harrison, Chair and Henry Wiercinski, Annex Residents' Association and Gail Misra, Chair and Sue Dexter, Harbord Village Residents' Association on behalf of 65 Residents' Associations (CC.Supp.CC1.1.27)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-88077.pdf)

(November 29, 2018) Letter from Martin E. Gerwin and Judith A. Rutledge, Mimico Lakeshore Community Network (CC.Supp.CC1.1.28)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-88097.pdf)

(December 3, 2018) Letter from Carolyn Johnson on behalf of Residents' Associations and Neighbourhood Associations in Ward 10 (CC.Supp.CC1.1.29)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-88099.pdf)

(December 5, 2018) E-mail from Roula Panagiotopoulos, Chair, Danforth Resident's Association  (CC.New.CC1.1.30)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-88117.pdf)


CC1.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment of the Striking Committee
Summary

In accordance with Chapter 27, Council Procedures, of the Toronto Municipal Code, Mayor John Tory will submit to City Council his recommendation on the membership of the Striking Committee.

 

The Striking Committee will meet on  December 12, 2018 to consider Member appointments and a Schedule of Meetings for 2019.

 

City Council will consider the Striking Committee's Report when Council reconvenes on December 13, 2018. 

Background Information
(December 5, 2018) Letter from Mayor John Tory on the recommended membership of the Striking Committee (CC1.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122227.pdf)


CC1.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Housing Now
Mayor's Key Matter and second item of business on December 13th
Origin
(December 6, 2018) Report from the Mayor
Recommendations

Mayor Tory recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the activation of the 11 sites identified in Appendix 1 for the development of affordable housing as part of creating mixed-income, mixed-use and transit oriented communities.
 

2.  City Council request the City Manager on an urgent basis to report to the Executive Committee in January 2019 on "Housing Now" with an action plan to roll-out this initiative and identify the resources required to expedite the implementation process.
 

3.  City Council request that City agencies and corporations accelerate the declaration of underutilized City-owned lands surplus property, to expedite the use of lands in support of “Housing Now”.
 

4.  City Council direct CreateTO to support “Housing Now” and to ensure that reviews and approvals of their projects and developments give consideration to including a mix of affordable housing ownership and rental units where permissible. 
 

5.  City Council request the City Manager on an urgent basis to report to the January 2019 Executive Committee meeting on the City building impacts of “Housing Now”, including the application of the City’s Open Door Program to support the affordable rental homes to be constructed.
 

6.  City Council request the City Manager on an urgent basis to undertake discussions with  federal and provincial government officials as well as private and not-for-profit housing organizations  on how best to leverage funding and financing resources through the National Housing Strategy and other applicable programs to support “Housing Now”.

Summary

Toronto is a successful and prosperous city, and yet the lack of available and affordable housing is having a negative effect on many of our residents and the economic vitality of our city. The unaffordable housing market is jeopardizing Toronto's reputation as a city of opportunity for all, where everyone has access to safe, stable and affordable housing.

 

As we begin a new term of Council, it is time for the City to re-commit to creating inclusive mixed-income and complete communities where everyone can thrive and achieve their housing aspirations.  

 

Going forward the province anticipates that Toronto will add nearly half a million people by 2041. We also know that by 2041 there will be increasing pressure to provide new affordable and supportive housing options for seniors, low-income singles and families, persons with disabilities, and other groups that will struggle to find and maintain stable, affordable housing.

 

As City staff work on the development of a new 10-year housing plan for the next decade, I believe we must take immediate steps to urgently scale up our efforts to increase the supply of new affordable housing. To kick-start our resolve I am requesting your support in endorsing and approving the 11 City-owned surplus sites identified by staff for the development of affordable housing within mixed-income, mixed-use and transit oriented communities.

 

I also ask your support in directing the City Manager to report to the January meeting of Executive Committee with an action plan to roll-out this initiative and identify resources required to get shovels in the ground fast.

 

To expedite this work, I would ask that all City divisions, agencies and corporations accelerate the declaration of underutilized City-owned surplus lands.

 

Leveraging surplus public land to develop affordable housing and mixed income complete communities is a well-recognized strategy to achieve positive public outcomes, while contributing to city building.  Over the past two decades Council has supported the development of new affordable rental homes on close to 50 surplus properties. 

 

Cities such as London, New York, Vancouver and Montreal all activate surplus public properties to drive new affordable housing development, including the creation of new mixed income communities at locations with easy access to transit, strong community services, employment, shopping and other amenities.

 

The “Housing Now” initiative will guide sustainable and equitable growth near public transit and create mixed-income communities where residents can afford quality housing near transit.

 

Addressing and solving many of Toronto’s housing challenges is going to take everyone’s commitment, energy and strong partnerships with the private and not-for-profit sectors.  The new National Housing Strategy also provides a key platform for federal and provincial governments to deliver additional funding and financing necessary to support the City’s “Housing Now” initiative. 

 

I am also requesting that City staff work with both federal and provincial officials to develop a portfolio approach to accessing funding and financing for the 11-site initiative.  This approach will be essential in developing viable business plans and provide the opportunity to complement the City’s contribution of land and Open Door Program incentives. 

 

To move forward with scaling and speeding up the construction of affordable rental housing and new mixed income communities, I am recommending City Council approve the following:

Background Information
(December 6, 2018) Report from the Mayor on Housing Now (CC1.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122383.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Proposed sites identified through Housing Now
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122384.pdf)


CC1.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Provincially-Licensed Cannabis Retail Stores in Toronto
Communication CC1.4.1 has been submitted on this item.
Origin
(December 6, 2018) Report from the City Manager
Recommendations

The City Manager recommends that:

 

1. City Council not opt-out of provincially-licensed cannabis retail stores in Toronto.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer, to negotiate and enter into any required agreements to receive intergovernmental funding for implementation of cannabis legalization, with terms and conditions satisfactory to the Chief Financial Officer and the City Solicitor.

Summary

Provincially-licensed private cannabis retail stores are expected to open in Ontario by April 1, 2019. The Province of Ontario will be responsible for licensing and regulating these stores through the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). Under the provincial Cannabis Licence Act, 2018, municipalities have until January 22, 2019 to pass resolutions to opt-out of having licensed cannabis retail stores located within their municipal boundaries.

 

This report recommends that Toronto City Council not opt-out of Ontario's retail cannabis regime, thereby allowing provincially-licensed cannabis retail stores to operate in Toronto. Provincial licensing is intended to ensure that operators conduct their business in a responsible and accountable manner, and would support the goals of preventing youth from accessing cannabis and eliminating the illegal cannabis market.

 

A provincially-licensed regime would provide a government-regulated alternative to the illegal market and implement regulatory controls that are designed to minimize social harms and address safety issues. Provincially-licensed retail stores would be required to have strict controls in place to prevent access and sales to minors and ensure that cannabis products are sourced from federally-inspected, Licensed Producers that adhere to federal health and safety standards. This is an important step towards achieving the objectives of protecting youth and combatting the illegal market.

 

Prohibiting cannabis retail stores in Toronto would limit Toronto residents' access to legal and government-regulated recreational cannabis; the only other ways to legally purchase recreational cannabis would be online (through the Ontario Cannabis Store) or in other municipalities where there are legal cannabis retailers. It is anticipated that prohibiting legal cannabis retail stores would have the unintended consequence of encouraging the illegal market to continue to operate, either through storefronts selling illegal products or by driving illegal cannabis sales underground. This would undermine efforts by all levels of government to prevent youth access to cannabis and would require increased municipal and police enforcement to address illegal operations.

 

This report was prepared in consultation with the City's interdivisional working group on cannabis legalization. Twenty-three City divisions and agencies are participants in this working group, including Municipal Licensing and Standards, Toronto Public Health, Legal Services, City Planning, and the Toronto Police Service.

Background Information
(December 6, 2018) Report from the City Manager on Provincially-Licensed Cannabis Retail Stores in Toronto (CC1.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122366.pdf)

Communications
(December 13, 2018) E-mail from John Mutton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Municipal Solutions - Energy and Infrastructure on behalf of Cannapiece Corporation (CC.New.CC1.4.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-88377.pdf)


CC1.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10, 13 

Extending the King Street Transit Pilot
Bill 61 has been submitted on this Item.
Origin
(December 6, 2018) Report from the City Manager
Recommendations

The City Manager recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the continuation of the King Street Transit Pilot between Bathurst Street and Jarvis Street to July 31, 2019, inclusive, in order to provide sufficient time for Council to consider the findings of the evaluation in the first quarter of 2019 and reach a decision on whether or not to make the pilot permanent prior to the start of Council's summer recess period.

 

2. City Council amend the various delegated authorities of the General Manager, Transportation Services, as well as the delegated authorities of the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, respectively, as adopted by City Council on July 4, 5, 6, and 7 2017 in EX 26.1 Proposed King Street Transit Pilot - Bathurst Street to Jarvis Street and as adopted by City Council on March 26 and 27, 2018 in TE30.50 King Street Transit Pilot - Outdoor Cafes & Public Installations in the Curb lane Public Spaces including any permit term and regulation changes as well as the delegated temporary road closure authority and closure end date under section 937-3.6 of Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways, which are currently in effect until December 31, 2018 to take effect until July 31, 2019, inclusive.

 

3. City Council authorize the continuation until July 31, 2019, inclusive, of outdoor cafes and public installations and the temporary closure, to vehicular traffic, of the required sections of the curb lanes, including any by-law amendments required to do so, as adopted by City Council on March 26 and 27, 2018 in TE30.50 King Street Transit Pilot – Outdoor Cafes and Public Installations in the Curb Lane Public Spaces.

Summary

In July 2017, City Council authorized the implementation of the proposed King Street Transit Pilot between Bathurst Street and Jarvis Street with a goal of improving transit reliability, speed, and capacity on the busiest surface transit route in the city. City Council delegated authority to the General Manager, Transportation Services, until December 31, 2018, to implement the initial design of the pilot and to make subsequent changes to its design arising from operational and safety issues during the pilot duration. Subsequently in March 2018, Council authorized the implementation of outdoor cafes and public installations along King Street.

 

The King Street Transit Pilot was launched on November 12, 2017 and includes a robust monitoring and evaluation program. A wide range of data was collected both before and during the pilot to assess the impacts and benefits and inform the final evaluation for Council's consideration. A dashboard of key metrics has been published on a public-facing website regularly throughout the pilot (see Attachment 1).

 

In order to meet Council's direction, a comprehensive evaluation report on the pilot will be brought forward to the Executive Committee and TTC Board in the first quarter of 2019, inclusive of data collected on the pilot through to December 31, 2018.

 

This report seeks Council's approval to continue the King Street Transit Pilot in order to allow the comprehensive report to be considered and for Council to reach a decision on whether or not to make the pilot permanent. An update to the timelines of the various delegated authorities to the General Manager, Transportation Services as well as the delegated authorities to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards associated with the King Street Pilot is required to ensure that the traffic and parking by-laws approved by Council for the King Street Pilot remain in effect and enforceable until Council makes a decision on whether or not to make the pilot permanent. The safe operations of King Street and other streets within the pilot area depend on enforceable traffic and parking by-laws.

Background Information
(December 6, 2018) Report from the City Manager on Extending the King Street Transit Pilot (CC1.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122367.pdf)

Attachment 1 - September to October 2018 Data Dashboard Summary
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122368.pdf)


CC1.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Engagement with the Province on Toronto's Transit System
December 10, 2018 - The report has been revised to correct a grammatical error on page 9 and to provide clarification to a sentence on page 10.
Communications CC1.6.1 to CC1.6.4 have been submitted on this Item.

To be considered at 2pm on December 13, 2018
Confidential Attachment - Advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege
Origin
(December 7, 2018) Report from the City Manager and the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Manager and the City Solicitor recommend that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to negotiate a joint Terms of Reference to guide a discussion and information exchange process between the Province and the City on the alignment of transit responsibilities between the parties (the "Discussion") having regard to:

 

a. a jointly agreed upon set of objectives which give consideration to the City's principles set out in Attachment 2;

 
b. an evaluation of potential models and other policy options, including a comprehensive assessment of the potential risks, liabilities and implications, to achieve both the Province and City objectives; and
 

c. the inclusion of a public consultation process.

                                                                    

2. Conditional upon a joint Terms of Reference having been developed in accordance with  Recommendation 1 to the City Manager's satisfaction, City Council authorize the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer Toronto Transit Commission, to engage, as requested by the Province, in the Discussion, based upon the joint Terms of Reference.

 

3. City Council request the City Manager to report to City Council in the first quarter of 2019 with an update on the process, and to seek such further authority to engage in the process as may be required.

 

4. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to this report remain confidential in its entirety as it contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

 

5. City Council forward a copy of this report to the TTC Board for its information.

Summary

The TTC provides a critical service—connecting the diverse communities of Toronto to economic and social opportunities through an integrated network of subway, bus, streetcar and Wheel-Trans services. This integrated network serves approximately 530-million riders annually; approximately 85 percent of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region’s transit riders. The TTC network complements a regional commuter rail network, GO Transit, as well as intersects with other local transit service providers, such as York Region Transit and MiWay, to serve cross-municipal boundary trips.

 

The Province's proposed 'upload' of the City's subway infrastructure is a matter of significant public interest. As two orders of government, the City and Province need to establish a clear and transparent process for evaluating what is in the best interest of transit riders and how best to provide mobility options to the communities both parties have a responsibility to serve. There are elements of the Province's proposal to date that require further clarification and development, an assessment of risks and opportunities, and sharing of key information to allow for informed decision-making.

 

In August, the Province appointed a Special Advisor to Cabinet for a one year term to lead their review. The Minister of Transportation has requested the Mayor to advise on the City's willingness to engage in an information sharing exercise with the province on the proposed upload, and to provide a response by December 13, 2018. City Council earlier this year took a position in opposition to the proposed subway upload (MM41.36). This report responds to the November 30, 2018 letter from the Mayor to the City Manager requesting a report on the subject, including an assessment of risks and potential next steps. 

 

The report recommends City Council authorize the City Manager, under key conditions and with consideration for the principles outlined in Attachment 2, to engage with the Province on their proposal to 'upload' the subway infrastructure. The purpose of this engagement will be to establish a joint Terms of Reference that will guide an ongoing discussion and information exchange process between the Province and the City on this matter. An update report to City Council in Q1 2019 will outline the parameters of the joint process and seek any additional authorities that may be required at that time.

 

This report was prepared in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

Background Information
(December 7, 2018) Report from the City Manager and the City Solicitor on Engagement with the Province on Toronto's Transit System (CC1.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122379.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Public Attachment 2 - Guiding Principles
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122443.pdf)

Public Attachment 3 - Correspondence between the City of Toronto and Province of Ontario
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122444.pdf)

Public Attachment 4 - "Special Advisor to Cabinet - Transit Upload and Transit Upload Advisory Panel" Terms of Reference
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122445.pdf)

Communications
(December 9, 2018) Letter from Carolyn Johnson and Angelo Bertolas Co-chairs, York Quay Neighbourhood Association  (CC.Supp.CC1.6.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-88157.pdf)

(December 11, 2018) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.CC1.6.2)
(December 11, 2018) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.CC1.6.3)
(December 12, 2018) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.CC1.6.4)

CC1.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Operating Variance Report for the Nine-Month Period Ended September 30, 2018
Origin
(December 6, 2018) Report from Chief Financial Officer
Recommendations

The Chief Financial Officer recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the budget adjustments and any associated complement changes detailed in Appendix F to amend the 2018 Approved Operating Budget, such adjustments to have no impact on the 2018 Approved Net Operating Budget of the City.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with the Operating Variance for the nine months ended September 30, 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.

 

At its meeting on July 23, 2018 City Council provided delegated authority to the Chief Financial Officer to approve operating budget adjustments in the amount of not more than $1 million, and directed City Manager or designate to report back to the appropriate standing committee on the exercise of any delegated authority adjustments. A list of in-year budget adjustments approved as part of the Chief Financial Officer's delegated authority can be found in Appendix F2 of this report.

 

As of September 30, 2018 the City experienced a favourable variance of net revenues and expenses of $99.549 million. The City is projecting for December 31, 2018 a favourable variance of net revenues and expenditures of $14.668 million.

 

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

 

 Table 1: Year-To-Date Tax Supported Operating Variance Summary

 

Variance ($M) Favourable/ (Unfavourable)

 2018 Q3 YTD

 2018 Year-End

 Budget

Actual Var Budget Actual Var

City Operations

1,639.7 1,531.0 108.7 2,254.2 2,193.1 61.1

Agencies

1,495.5

1,433.9

61.6

1,997.0

1,973.4

23.6

Corporate Accounts

(27.4)

20.3

(47.8)

(75.0)

(30.7)

(44.2)

Total Variance

3,107.8

2,985.2

122.6

4,176.2

4,135.7

40.4

Less: Toronto Building*

(7.6)

(30.6)

23.0

(10.7)

(36.5)

25.8

Adjusted Variance

3,115.4

3,015.9

99.5

4,186.9

4,172.2

14.7

% of Gross Budget

 

 

1.2%

 

 

0.1%

 

* In accordance with the Building Code Act, any surplus from Toronto Building must be contributed to the Building Code Act Service Improvement Reserve Fund.

 

Year-to-Date and Year-End Spending Results:

 

As noted in Table 1 above, for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 Tax Supported Operations experienced a favourable net variance of $122.555 million or 3.9% of planned expenditures. The key factors contributing to the favourable year-to-date variance are lower than planned salary and benefits from vacant positions in City Operations, utility costs, non-labour costs, and accident claims experienced by Toronto Transit Commission. For year-end, the City is projecting a net favourable variance of $40.438 million or 1.0% of the 2018 Approved Operating Budget.

 

There has been overspending of $18.610 million in Hostel Services as a result of the demand for shelter beds. The ongoing expenditure pressure for emergency shelter beds in Shelter, Support & Housing Administration is expected to continue to year-end. The federal-provincial assistance funding of $16.000 million received in the 2nd quarter of 2018 has partially offset this demand, as well as the overall under spending in Social Housing. Continued pressure is expected to the end of the year.

 

The year-to-date revenue is under achieved by $115.362 million which is mainly attributed to the decline in Municipal Land Transfer Tax revenue receipts. It is primarily driven by lower residential market activity. Based on the current trend, Municipal Land Transfer Tax revenue is expected to continue to decline by year-end, resulting in an unfavourable variance of $99.241 million net.

 

An overview of the key variance drivers can be found in the "Comments" section of this report as well as in a detailed summary provided in Appendix G.

 

At its meeting of July 23, 2018 City Council adopted item EX36.17 "Operating Variance Report for the Five Months Ended May 31, 2018" with a recommendation directing that Heads of City Divisions and Agencies projecting year-end unfavorable variances must continue to monitor the year-end projections and implement mitigation strategies.

 

Rate Supported Programs:

 

Rate Supported Programs reported a favourable year-to-date variance of $32.829 million. The favourable variance is attributed to over achieved revenue in Toronto Water that more than fully offsets revenue pressures in Solid Waste Management Services and Toronto Parking Authority. Consistent with year-to-date results, the favourable year-end projected variance of $34.543 million is primarily driven by Toronto Water.

 

Table 2: Year-To-Date Rate Supported Operating Variance Summary

 

Variance ($M)

Favourable / (Unfavourable)

2018 Q3 YTD 

2018 Year-End
Budget Actual Var

Budget

Actual Var

Solid Waste    Management Services

(15.2)

4.7

(19.8)

0.0

10.6

(10.6)

Toronto Parking Authority

(49.1)

(47.6)

(1.5)

(66.5)

(62.3)

(4.2)

Toronto Water

(3.7)

(57.8)

54.1

0.0

(49.3)

49.3

Total Variance

(67.9)

(100.8)

32.8

(66.5)

(101.1)

34.5

 

Solid Waste Management Services is experiencing a decline in revenue from the sale of recyclable materials due to global market changes, resulting in a $5.478 million year-to-date shortfall. Solid Waste Management Services is forecasting a continued revenue decline for recyclable materials of $8.208 million due to changing global markets causing a decline in the demand and prices of recyclables. The remaining year-to-date revenue shortfall is attributed to the delay in the receipt of collection fees and Stewardship Ontario funding, which will be reflected in the year-end projection.

 

Rate Supported Programs are funded entirely by the user fees that are used to pay for the services provided and the infrastructure to deliver them. Solid Waste Management Services and Toronto Water's respective year-end surpluses, if any, must be transferred to the Wastewater and Water Stabilization Reserves and Waste Management Reserve Fund, respectively, to finance capital investments and ongoing operations.

Background Information
(December 6, 2018) Report and Appendices A to G from the Chief Financial Officer on Operating Variance Report for the Nine-Month Period Ended September 30, 2018 (CC1.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122411.pdf)


CC1.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Capital Variance Report for the Nine-Month Period Ended September 30, 2018
Table 5 on Page 6 of the report (December 3, 2018) from the Chief Financial Officer was replaced on December 11, 2018
Origin
(December 3, 2018) Report from the Chief Financial Officer
Recommendations

The Chief Financial Officer recommends that:

 

1.  Council approve in-year budget adjustments to the 2018-2027 Approved Capital Budget and Plan as detailed in Appendix 4 that result in no incremental impact on debt financing.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with the City of Toronto capital spending for the nine month period ended September 30, 2018, as well as projected actual expenditures to December 31, 2018. Furthermore, this report seeks Council's approval for in-year budget adjustments to the 2018 Approved Capital Budget.

 

At its meeting on July 23, 2018 City Council adopted item EX36.4 "Delegation of Authority for the Remainder of the 2014-2018 Council Term" that provided delegated authority to the Chief Financial Officer to approve capital budgets adjustments in the amount of not more than $3 million. A list of in-year budget adjustments approved as part of the Chief Financial Officer's delegated authority can be found in Appendix 4a of this report.

 

As at September 30, 2018 the City's capital expenditure was $2,101 or 35.6% of the 2018 capital budget of $5,904 and is projecting to expend $4,007 or 67.9% by December 31, 2018.

 

Table 1: Capital Variance Summary

 

 

2018 Approved Budget

Actual Expenditures - Q3 YTD

2018 Approved Budget

Projected Expenditures - January to December

 

$M

$M

%

$M

$M

%

City Operations

       2,271

642

28.3%

2,271

1,357

59.8%

Agencies

       2,455

1,037

42.3%

2,455

1,824

74.3%

Subtotal - Tax Supported

4,725

1,679

35.5%

4,725

3,181

67.3%

Rate Supported

1,178

422

35.8%

1,178

826

70.1%

TOTAL

5,904

2,101

35.6%

5,904

4,007

67.9%

 

Tax Supported Programs project a spending rate of 67.3% while Rate Supported Programs project a spending rate of 70.1% 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.

 

The report also reports 9 completed capital projects with a combined budget of $54.537 million that are ready to be closed. They have been completed under budget, realizing permanent underspending of $10.100 million with associated reserves/reserve funding which will be returned to the originating reserve/reserve fund accounts.

Background Information
(December 3, 2018) Report from the Chief Financial Officer on Capital Variance Report for the Nine-Month Period Ended September 30, 2018 - Revised (CC1.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122389.pdf)

Appendix 1 - 2018 Capital Variance and Projection Summary for the nine months ended September 30, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122406.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Capital Projects for Closure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122390.pdf)

Appendix 3 - Major Capital Projects
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122391.pdf)

Appendix 4 - In-Year Adjustments for the nine months ended September 30, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122407.pdf)

Appendix 4a - In-Year Adjustments approved during Council Election Recess
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122393.pdf)

Appendix 5 - Capital Variance Dashboard by Program and Agency
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122408.pdf)


CC1.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Reserve and Reserve Fund Balances - September 30, 2018
Origin
(December 5, 2018) Report from the Chief Financial Officer
Recommendations

The Chief Financial Officer recommends that: 

 

1.  City Council receive this report for information.

Summary

This report provides information on reserve and reserve fund balances as at September 30, 2018, based on budgeted and unbudgeted contributions and draws made during the first nine months of 2018.  The vast majority of these funds have been committed to fund capital projects and known future liabilities, leaving minimal amounts for discretionary spending.

Background Information
(December 5, 2018) Report from the Chief Financial Officer on Reserve and Reserve Fund Balances Report - September 30, 2018 (CC1.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122331.pdf)

Appendices A1 through C2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122343.pdf)


CC1.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2019 Interim Operating and Capital Estimates
Origin
(December 3, 2018) Report from the Chief Financial Officer
Recommendations

The Chief Financial Officer recommends that:

 

1. Council approve the 2019 Interim Operating Estimates totalling $3.670 billion as detailed by City Program and Agency in Appendix 1 attached.

 

2. Council approve the 2019 Interim Capital Estimates totalling $1.634 billion in gross expenditures and $511.9 million in debt funding as detailed by City Program and Agency in Appendix 2 attached, with the balance financed by Provincial and Federal funding of $332.2 million; Reserve funding of $468.9 million; Development Charges funding of $127.9 million and Third Party and Other funding of $192.9 million.

Summary

The 2019 Operating and Capital Budgets are scheduled for Council approval in mid- March of 2019. The purpose of this report is to establish the 2019 Interim Operating and Capital Estimates in order to enable City Programs and Agencies to have the necessary spending authority to deliver current services, meet existing contractual commitments and to continue work on previously approved capital projects until the 2019 Operating and Capital Budgets are approved by City Council. 

 

The 2019 Interim Operating Estimates are $3.660 billion gross and require cash outflow funding of $3.670 billion. The 2019 Interim Capital Estimates total $1.634 billion and require debenture financing of $511.9 million.

Background Information
(December 3, 2018) Report from the Chief Financial Officer on the 2019 Interim Operating and Capital Estimates and Appendices 1 and 2 (CC1.10)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122226.pdf)


CC1.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

The Corporation of the City of York Employee Pension Plan - Proposed Merger with the OMERS Plan - Implementation of OMERS Indexing
Bill 6 has been submitted on this Item.
Origin
(December 3, 2018) Report from the Chief Financial Officer
Recommendations

The Chief Financial Officer recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve an amendment to By-law No. 1428-2017 governing The Corporation of the City of York Employee Pension Plan (the Plan) to:

 

a. strike out the existing formula for conditional annual Post Retirement Adjustments for pensioner benefits in section 10.04 of the Plan and replace it with the OMERS provision for annual CPI-linked inflation adjustments, allowing for the fact that the section 10.04 increases are effective on July 1 of each year; and

 

b. make such other amendments as may be required to facilitate the merger and transfer of assets.

Summary

Further to the Treasurer's Report to Council dated June 18, 2018, this report seeks authority to amend the by-law governing The Corporation of the City of York Employee Pension Plan (York Plan) to implement the OMERS provision for annual CPI-linked inflation adjustments, immediately prior to the merger of the York Plan with the OMERS Plan under the Pension Transfer Agreement (PTA) between OMERS and the City.  The Superintendent of Financial Services has made his consent to the transfer of assets from the Plan to the OMERS Plan conditional upon the amendment.

Background Information
(December 3, 2018) Report from the Chief Financial Officer on The Corporation of the City of York Employee Pension Plan - Proposed Merger with the OMERS Plan - Implementation of OMERS Indexing (CC1.11)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122225.pdf)


CC1.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment of Controller
Bill 55 has been submitted on this Item.
Origin
(November 28, 2018) Report from the Chief Financial Officer
Recommendations

The Chief Financial Officer recommends that:

 

1.  Sandra Califaretti be appointed to the position of Interim Controller (formerly titled "Treasurer"), and to the statutory office of Deputy Treasurer of the City of Toronto for the purposes of section 138 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, with such appointment to be effective immediately.

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to give effect to the recommendation in this report.

Summary

The Treasurer has resigned from the City, effective November 20, 2018.  This report recommends that Council approve the appointment of Sandra Califaretti as the Interim Controller (position formerly titled "Treasurer"), until such time as the recruitment process for the permanent replacement has been completed.

Background Information
(November 28, 2018) Report from the Chief Financial Officer on Appointment of Controller (CC1.12)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122224.pdf)


CC1.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment of Public Members to the Toronto Local Appeal Body
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable individuals who are being considered for appointment to the Toronto Local Appeal Body
Origin
(November 23, 2018) Letter from the Local Appeal Body Nominating Panel, transmitted by the City Clerk
Recommendations

The City Clerk transmits the Decision Letter from the Local Appeal Body Nominating Panel. 

 

The Local Appeal Body Nominating Panel recommends that:

 

1.  City Council appoint the following candidates to the Toronto Local Appeal Body for a term ending on December 13, 2022, and until successors are appointed:

 

-  Sean Karmali

-  Justin Leung

-  Shaheynor Talukder

-  John Tassiopoulos

 

2.  City Council direct that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachments 1, 2 and 3 to the report (November 15, 2018) from the City Clerk remain confidential in their entirety as they relate to personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered for appointment to the Toronto Local Appeal Body.

Summary

The Local Appeal Body Nominating Panel interviewed candidates at its meeting on November 23, 2018 and has recommended four public members to City Council for appointment to the Toronto Local Appeal Body.

 

This Item is urgent as there are vacancies on the Toronto Local Appeal Body and filling these positions as soon as possible will address the Toronto Local Appeal Body's current case volumes.

Background Information
(November 23, 2018) Decision letter from the Local Appeal Body Nominating Panel (CC1.13)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122123.pdf)

(November 15, 2018) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment of Public Members to the Toronto Local Appeal Body
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122124.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - List of candidates, qualifications, confidential diversity information summary, and applications for appointment to the Toronto Local Appeal Body (previously distributed with Item XV9.1)
Confidential Attachment 2 - Interview questions for November 23, 2018
Confidential Attachment 3 - Interview schedule for November 23, 2018

CC1.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 18 

50-52 Finch Avenue East - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, and Site Plan Applications - Request for Direction Regarding Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Hearing
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations, and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege.
Origin
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to this report.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1, Confidential Attachment 2, Confidential Attachment 3, to this report, if adopted by City Council.

 

3.  City Council direct that all other information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 is to remain confidential at the discretion of the City Solicitor, as it contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Summary

Global Vision Inc. (the "Applicant") is the owner of the properties municipally known as 50-52 Finch Avenue East (the "Subject Property").  The Applicant applied for official plan and zoning by-law amendments in order to facilitate a proposed redevelopment of the Subject Property.  The Applicant has also applied for related site plan approval.  The application proposes the redevelopment of the site for a 9 storey mixed use residential and commercial building with 64 residential units, 182 square metres (m²) of ground floor commercial uses, and a total FSI of 5.37 under Zoning By-law No. 7625 (the "Applications").  A total of 42 parking spaces are proposed to be provided on two below grade parking levels. A total of 50 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed to be located below grade.

 

The Applicant appealed the Applications to the Ontario Municipal Board (the "OMB") (now known as the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal) (the "LPAT") due to City Council's failure to make a decision.  The appeal is known as LPAT File Nos. PL171419, PL171420, and MM170085.  A four day hearing of this appeal is scheduled to be heard by the LPAT on June 11 to 14, 2019.  A prehearing for this matter is schedule on January 19, 2019. 

 

As a result, the City solicitor is bring this report for the purpose of requesting instructions for the upcoming LPAT prehearing and hearing.  Accordingly, this matter is urgent.

 

City Planning has been involved in the preparation of this report.

Background Information
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on 50-52 Finch Avenue East - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, and Site Plan Applications - Request for Direction Regarding Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Hearing (CC1.14)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122306.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Attachment 2
Confidential Attachment 3

CC1.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

485-489 Wellington Street West - Zoning Amendment Application - Request for Further Direction Regarding Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Hearing
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations, and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege
Origin
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to this report.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1, Confidential Attachment 2, and Confidential Attachment 3 to this report if adopted by City Council.

 

3.  City Council direct that all other information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 is to remain confidential at the discretion of the City Solicitor, as it contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Summary

Lifetime Wellington Street West Inc. (the "Applicant") is the owner of the property municipally known as 485-489 Wellington Street West (the "Subject Property").  The Applicant applied for a zoning by-law amendment in order to facilitate a proposed redevelopment of the Subject Property.  The application proposes a 16-storey building with 431 square metres of commercial space on the first floor and 136 residential units above (the "Application").  The Application is proposed to include 34 parking spaces in two levels of underground parking.

 

The Applicant appealed the Application to the Ontario Municipal Board (the "OMB") (now known as the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal) (the "LPAT") due to City Council's failure to make a decision.  The appeal is known as LPAT Case No. PL170348.  On September 6 and 8, 2018, the parties to that appeal attended two days of Tribunal-led mediation.  A five day hearing is scheduled to be heard by the LPAT on January 21 to 25, 2019, and as a result this matter is urgent.

 

The purpose of this report is to request further instructions for the upcoming LPAT hearing.

City Planning has been involved in the preparation of this report.

Background Information
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on 485-489 Wellington Street West - Zoning Amendment Application - Request for Further Direction Regarding Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Hearing (CC1.15)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122308.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Attachment 2 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122310.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 3 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122311.pdf)


CC1.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

740 and 750 York Mills Road and 17 Farmstead Road - Request for Directions
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations.
Origin
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  Council adopt the recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to this report; and

 

2.  The recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 and Confidential Appendix "A" to this report be made public at such time as Council adopts the recommendations.  All other information contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 is to remain confidential.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek instruction for a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal appeal on the above-noted municipal addresses.

Background Information
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on 740 and 750 York Mills Road and 17 Farmstead Road - Request for Directions (CC1.16)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122275.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Appendix A - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122277.pdf)


CC1.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 9 

386-394 Symington Avenue, 405 Perth Avenue and 17 Kingsley Avenue - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - Request for Further Direction
Confidential Attachment - Advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege.
Origin
(November 9, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the recommendation contained in Confidential Attachment 1; and

 

2.  If the confidential recommendation contained in Confidential Attachment 1 is adopted, that City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendation contained in Confidential Attachment 1, but that the balance of Confidential Attachment 1 remain confidential.

Summary

At its meeting of May 22-24, 2018 City Council adopted Item CC 41.9, thereby accepting a settlement offer from the appellant, Symington Holdings Ltd.  The settlement offer included revised plans showing, most significantly, decreased building heights including a 16-storey tower in the middle of the subject property, a 7 storey mid-rise building fronting onto Symington Avenue, and stacked townhouses on the Perth Avenue and Kingsley Avenue frontages.  The settlement, among other matters, also provided for section 37 cash contributions including a $500,000 contribution to the Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (the "Conseil") for improvements to its school yard located immediately to the west of the subject property, contingent on a community use agreement, and a further $250,000 contribution to the City for the purpose of parks improvements in the vicinity of the subject property.

 

Following Council's decision, further discussions occurred between the owner and the Perth Symington Kingsley Residents Association (the "Association"), being a party to the proceeding.  The Association took issue with the allocation of the section 37 funds.  A further mediation session was held by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (the "LPAT") including the City, the appellant and the Association. 

 

The appellant and the Association reached a tentative agreement respecting the section 37 contribution including:

 

1. a reallocation of the City's component of the section 37 contribution towards local improvements rather than strictly park improvements; and

 

2. revised wording to allow the Association to provide input in terms of the design and the public's use of the Conseil's school yard. 

 

The City was unable to commit to either of the above noted changes to the settlement in the absence of further Council direction and committed to reporting to seek instructions from Council at the earliest opportunity.  Accordingly, the City Solicitor requires further direction on an urgent basis.

Background Information
(November 9, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on 386-394 Symington Avenue 405 Perth Avenue and 17 Kingsley Avenue - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications -Request for Further Direction (CC1.17)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122269.pdf)

Public Attachment 1 - Proposed Revised Section 37 Wording
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122270.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1

CC1.18

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8 

2795-2799 and 2801 Bathurst Street- Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Zoning Amendment Application and Official Plan Amendment Application - Request for Directions
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations.
Origin
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  Council adopt the recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to this report; and

 

2.  The recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to this report and the information contained in Appendix "A" and Appendix "B" to the Confidential Attachment 1 be made public at such time as Council adopts the recommendations.  All other information (Appendices "C", "D", "E", "F", and "G") contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 is to remain confidential.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek instruction for Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) appeals on the above-noted municipal addresses.

Background Information
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on 2795-2799 and 2801 Bathurst Street- Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Zoning Amendment Application and Official Plan Amendment Application - Request for Directions (CC1.18)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122283.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Appendix A - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122285.pdf)

Confidential Appendix B
Revised Confidential Appendix B1 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122764.pdf)

Revised Confidential Appendix B2 - Part 1 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122765.pdf)

Revised Confidential Appendix B2 - Part 2 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-123003.pdf)

Revised Confidential Appendix B2 - Part 3 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-123004.pdf)

Revised Confidential Appendix B2 - Part 4 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-123005.pdf)

Revised Confidential Appendix B2 - Part 5 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-123006.pdf)

Revised Confidential Appendix B2 - Part 6 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122986.pdf)

Confidential Appendix C - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122287.pdf)

Confidential Appendix D
Confidential Appendix E
Confidential Appendix F
Confidential Appendix G

CC1.19

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

413-435 Roehampton Avenue - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning Amendment, and Rental Housing Demolition Applications - Request for Further Direction Regarding Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Hearing
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege.
Origin
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to this report.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1, Confidential Attachment 2 and Confidential Attachment 3 to this report, if adopted by City Council.

 

3.  City Council direct that all other information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 is to remain confidential, as it contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Summary

Mt. Pleasant Roehampton Developments Limited (the "Applicant") is the owner of the properties municipally known as 413-431 Roehampton Avenue (the "Subject Property").  The Applicant applied for official plan and zoning by-law amendments in order to facilitate a proposed redevelopment of the Subject Property.  The application proposes a 4-storey (including rooftop walkouts) apartment building containing 26 stacked back-to-back townhouse style units along Roehampton Avenue and a block of nine 2-storey townhouse units to the rear of the apartment building (the "Application").  Two semi-detached dwelling units will be retained to the east and west of the new apartment building.  The Application proposes 45 parking spaces in a below grade garage.  The Application requires the demolition of six semi-detached dwelling units, of which one is a rental dwelling unit, to facilitate the development.  An application for Rental Housing Demolition under Chapter 667 of the Municipal Code has been filed to permit the demolition of the rental dwelling unit.


 

The Applicant appealed the Application to the Ontario Municipal Board (the "OMB") (now known as the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal) (the "LPAT") due to City Council's failure to make a decision.  The appeal is known as Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Case No. PL170596.  A five day hearing of this appeal was scheduled to be heard by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal from November 26 to 30, 2018.  The hearing was adjourned on consent of the parties to permit the City to bring this report and seek further direction from City Council regarding the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing.

 

As a result, this matter is urgent and the City Solicitor is bring this report for the purpose of requesting further instructions for the rescheduled Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing.

 

City Planning has been involved in the preparation of this report.

Background Information
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on 413-435 Roehampton Avenue - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning Amendment, and Rental Housing Demolition Applications - Request for Further Direction Regarding Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Hearing (CC1.19)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122296.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Attachment 2 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122298.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 3 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122299.pdf)


CC1.20

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 12 

75 Broadway Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications - Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Appeal - Request for Direction
Confidential Attachment - Advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege.
Origin
(November 29, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the confidential recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1.

 

2.  If the City Solicitor's confidential recommendations are adopted by Council, then City Council authorize the public release of:

 

a.  The recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1 (with the remainder of Confidential Attachment 1 to remain confidential as it contains information that is subject to solicitor-client privilege); and

 

b.  All of Confidential Attachment 2, including Confidential Appendix 1.

Summary

On April 27, 2017, an application was submitted to amend the Zoning By-law for the lands at 75 Broadway Avenue to permit the construction of a 40-storey residential building (126.65 metres to the top of the mechanical penthouse) attached to an existing 10-storey residential building at 75 Broadway Avenue.  A portion of the existing building containing 20 rental dwelling units would be demolished.  The new 40-storey tower would contain 402 apartment units (including 20 rental replacement units).  A total of 184 rental dwelling units would remain in the existing 10-storey building.  An application for Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion under Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act (Chapter 667 of the Municipal Code) has been filed to permit the demolition of the 20 existing rental dwelling units.

 

The Zoning By-law amendment application was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (now the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal) on November 28, 2017 for Council's failure to make a decision on the application within the prescribed timelines in the Planning Act. A 3-day hearing has been scheduled starting on January 23, 2019, accordingly this matter is urgent.

 

The City Solicitor seeks direction on this matter no later than the completion of the City Council meeting which starts on December 13, 2018.

Background Information
(November 29, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on 75 Broadway Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications - Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Appeal - Request for Direction (CC1.20)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122278.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Attachment 2 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122280.pdf)

Confidential Appendix 1 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122281.pdf)


CC1.21

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

170 Spadina Avenue and 3, 5 and 7 Cameron Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Request for Directions
Confidential Attachment - Advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege and information regarding potential litigation.
Origin
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the confidential recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1.

 

2.  If the confidential recommendations are adopted by City Council, City Council authorize the public release of:

 

a.  the confidential recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1, but that the remainder of Confidential Attachment 1 remain confidential as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege; and

 

b.  Confidential Attachment 2.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek further instructions for the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing on the appeal of the Zoning By-law Amendment application at 170 Spadina Avenue, and 3, 5 and 7 Cameron Street (the "Subject Site").

 

The appeal of the Zoning By-law Amendment application for the Subject Site was previously heard by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) in February and August of 2016.  In a decision dated February 7, 2017, the Ontario Municipal Board dismissed the appeal but gave the applicant an opportunity to revise their proposal based on certain development principles that were found to be appropriate by the Ontario Municipal Board.

 

This matter is scheduled to resume at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal on January 10, 2019.  The City Solicitor requires further direction.

Background Information
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on 170 Spadina Avenue and 3, 5 and 7 Cameron Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Request for Directions (CC1.21)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122272.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Attachment 2 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122274.pdf)


CC1.22

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 3 

3526 Lake Shore Boulevard West - Zoning By-law Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision, and Site Plan Control Applications - Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Appeals - Request for Directions
Confidential Attachment - Advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege.
Origin
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1.

 

2.  If the confidential recommendation(s) contained in Confidential Attachment 1 are adopted, that City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendation(s) contained in Confidential Attachment 1, Appendix "A" of Confidential Attachment 1, and Appendix "B" to the Confidential Attachment 1, but that the balance of Confidential Attachment 1 remain confidential.

Summary

The applications are for the development lands located at 3526 Lake Shore Boulevard West with a mixed use development comprised of 380 stacked condominium townhouses, 35 freehold standard townhouses (for a total of 415 residential units), and approximately 879 square metres of retail uses.

 

The applicant appealed its Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision applications (Applications 15 170337 WET 06 OZ and 15 170350 06 SB) and referred its Site Plan Control application (Application 16 269688 WET 06 SA) to the former Ontario Municipal Board on May 25, 2017 citing City Council's failure to make a decision on the applications within the timeframes required by the Planning Act.

 

The first prehearing conference was held before the former Ontario Municipal Board on January 3, 2018.  At that time counsel for the City, the appellant, and FCA Canada Inc., a neighbouring landowner with existing industrial uses on its site, advised that there was a settlement of the appeals in principle subject to the parties implementing the principles of that settlement.

 

A second prehearing conference took place before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal on June 4, 2018 for the purpose of providing a status update regarding the implementation of the settlement in principle.  At that time, issues relating to the implementation of the settlement remained between the parties.

 

During the second prehearing conference, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal set hearing dates of January 8-11, 2019 at which time the parties would lead evidence and make arguments in the event there were any outstanding disagreements regarding the implementation of the settlement in principle.

 

Further direction from City Council is required in advance of the January 8-11, 2019 hearing.

 

This report has been prepared in consultation with City Planning.

Background Information
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on 3526 Lake Shore Boulevard West - Zoning By-law Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision, and Site Plan Control Applications - Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Appeals - Request for Directions (CC1.22)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122293.pdf)

Public Attachment 1 - Plans and Drawings (Part 1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122300.pdf)

Public Attachment 1 - Plans and Drawings (Part 2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122314.pdf)

Public Attachment 1 - Plans and Drawings (Part 3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122329.pdf)

Public Attachment 1 - Plans and Drawings (Part 4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122315.pdf)

Public Attachment 1 - Plans and Drawings (Part 5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122330.pdf)

Public Attachment 1 - Plans and Drawings (Part 6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122316.pdf)

Public Attachment 1 - Plans and Drawings (Part 7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122317.pdf)

Public Attachment 2 - Draft Plan of Subdivision
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122301.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Appendix A - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122323.pdf)

Confidential Appendix B - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122324.pdf)


CC1.23

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Follow-up to the Auditor General's Reports Regarding Management of the City's Employee Extended Health and Dental Benefits
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations, and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege
Origin
(December 6, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the confidential recommendations set out in Confidential Attachment 1.

 

2.  City Council direct that the confidential recommendations and information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 remain confidential in its entirety, as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client and other privileges.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain instructions regarding a resolution of certain matters set out in Council Decision AU8.4 and the accompanying Confidential Attachment.

Background Information
(December 6, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on Follow-up to the Auditor General's Reports Regarding Management of the City's Employee Extended Health and Dental Benefits (CC1.23)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122388.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1

CC1.24

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

217 Adelaide Street West - Zoning Amendment Appeal - Request for Direction
The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item. (CC1.24a with recommendations)
Origin
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council provide the City Solicitor and other appropriate staff with direction in respect of the upcoming Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing scheduled to commence April 23, 2019 regarding 217 Adelaide Street West.

Summary

Direction is needed from City Council on an urgent basis for the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing scheduled to commence April 23, 2019, for the zoning by-law amendment appeal regarding the most recent application for zoning by-law amendment for 217 Adelaide Street West.  The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning will be providing a supplementary Planning Report for Council's consideration for this matter.

Background Information
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on 217 Adelaide Street West - Zoning Amendment Appeal - Request for Direction (CC1.24)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122264.pdf)

(December 11, 2018) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 217 Adelaide Street West Zoning Amendment - Request for Direction (CC1.24a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122583.pdf)


CC1.25

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 11 

5, 7 and 9 Dale Avenue - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications and Demolition of Three Heritage Properties in the South Rosedale Heritage Conservation District - Request for Direction Regarding Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Hearing
Communication CC1.25.1 has been submitted on this Item.
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations and contains advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege.
Origin
(December 12, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to this report.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to this report if adopted by City Council.

 

3.  City Council direct that all other information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 and Appendix "A", to Confidential Attachment 1, is to remain confidential at the discretion of the City Solicitor, as it contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Summary

Dale Inc. & Dale II Inc. (the "Applicant") is the owner of the properties municipally known as 5, 7, and 9 Dale Avenue (the "Subject Property").  The Subject Property is located within the South Rosedale Heritage Conservation District (the "SRHCD").  The Applicant applied for official plan and zoning by-law amendments in order to facilitate a proposed redevelopment of the Subject Property.  The application proposes the demolition of the three existing single detached house on the Subject Property.  These houses are identified as Category "C" rated buildings of contextual significance under the SRHCD.  As a result, the Applicant has also applied for permission to demolish the three existing buildings.  The applications propose a redevelopment of the site with a 4 storey residential building containing a total of 26 dwelling units (the "Applications").  The proposal contains a 57 parking spaces, 27 bicycle parking spaces, and a density of 1.8 times the area of the lot.

 

The Applicant appealed the Applications to the Ontario Municipal Board (the "OMB") (now known as the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal) (the "LPAT") due to City Council's failure to make a decision.  The appeal is known as LPAT Case No. PL171267.  A nine day hearing of this appeal is scheduled to be heard by the LPAT on March 11 to 15 and 19 to 22, 2019.  Two prehearings for this matter were previously held before the LPAT on May 30, 2018 and September 6, 2018.  A third prehearing for this matter is schedule on December 18, 2018.

 

At its meeting on July 23, 2018, City Council considered Item TE34.44 and TE34.45 and instructed the City Solicitor and City Planning to undertake consultation with the parties and participants to the LPAT appeal and to report back to the December 13, 2018 meeting of City Council on this matter.  Pursuant to those instructions, the City Solicitor, in consultation with City Planning and Heritage Preservation Services, is bring this report to City Council to provide an update regarding the consultation that has occurred and for the purpose of requesting instructions for the upcoming LPAT prehearing and hearing.  Accordingly, this matter is urgent.

 

City Planning and Heritage Preservation Services have been involved in the preparation of this report.

Background Information
(December 12, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on 5, 7 and 9 Dale Avenue - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications & Demolition of Three Heritage Properties in the South Rosedale Heritage Conservation District - Request for Direction Regarding Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Hearing with Attachments 1 - 5 (CC1.25)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122663.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Appendix A
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on 5, 7 and 9 Dale Avenue - Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Appeal - Notice of Pending Report (CC1.25)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122263.pdf)

Communications
(December 12, 2018) Letter from Calvin Lantz and Peter Howard, Stikeman Elliott on behalf of South Rosedale Residents Association (CC.New.CC1.25.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-88357.pdf)


CC1.26

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Results of Collective Bargaining with the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 3888, International Association of Fire Fighters (I.A.F.F.)
Confidential Attachment - Labour relations or employee negotiations
Origin
(December 10, 2018) Report from the City Manager
Recommendations

The City Manager recommends that:

 

1. City Council ratify and approve the Confidential Attachment 1, Memorandum of Agreement & Schedules A, B and C dated December 5, 2018, between the City of Toronto and the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters, Local 3888 (the "Memorandum of Agreement") to effect a new collective agreement.

 

2. City Council authorize staff to make the necessary amendments to rates of pay, benefits and other issues identified as agreed changes in the Memorandum of Agreement.

 

3. City Council authorize staff to make the necessary adjustments to the 2019 Non-Program Expenditure Budget and Operating Budget Toronto Fire Services to reflect provisions of the Memorandum of Agreement.

 

4. City Council authorize the public release of the confidential information in Confidential Attachment 1, only if the Memorandum of Agreement is ratified and approved by Council, at the conclusion of the Meeting.

 

5. City Council authorize that Confidential Attachment 2 remain confidential.

 

6. City Council authorize the public release of the confidential information in Confidential Attachment 3, only if the Memorandum of Agreement is ratified and approved by Council, at the conclusion of the Meeting.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide Council with the results of collective bargaining with the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters, Local 3888 for a renewal collective agreement for the term beginning January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2023.

Background Information
(December 10, 2018) Report from the City Manager on Results of Collective Bargaining with the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 3888, International Association of Fire Fighters (I.A.F.F.) (CC1.26)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122565.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122545.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 2
Confidential Attachment 3 - made public on December 19, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122547.pdf)

(December 6, 2018) Report from the City Manager on Results of Collective Bargaining with the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 3888, International Association of Fire Fighters (I.A.F.F.) - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122369.pdf)


CC1.27

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment of a Deputy City Manager
Bill 72 has been submitted on this Item.
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable person
Origin
(December 12, 2018) Report from the City Manager
Recommendations

 The City Manager recommends that:

 

1.  The candidate identified in Attachment 1 be appointed to the position of Deputy City Manager for the City of Toronto, with such appointment to be effective January 30,2019, subject to an agreement of employment terms prior to this date, with all the powers and duties imposed upon the Deputy City Manager by Chapter 169, City Officials, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code.

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary by-laws to give effect to the recommendation in this report.

 

3.  City Council authorize the public release of the name and curriculum vitae summary of the candidate named in the Confidential Attachment, once Council has adopted the recommendations in this report.

Summary

 City Council, at its March 26, 2018 meeting, approved the interim appointment of a Deputy City Manager pending the completion of a recruitment process to appoint a permanent Deputy City Manager. This report recommends the appointment of the individual named in the Confidential Attachment, to the position of Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure & Development Services.

Background Information
(December 12, 2018) Report from the City Manager on Appointment of a Deputy City Manager (CC1.27)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122584.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
(December 6, 2018) Report from the City Manager on Appointment of a Deputy City Manager - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122365.pdf)


CC1.28

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 12 

95-131 and 155 Balliol Street - Zoning Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications - Interim Direction
Origin
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct City Staff to continue to work with the applicant to resolve outstanding issues detailed in Schedule "A" attached to this report and report to the appropriate committee in due course.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Solicitor to oppose any appeal of the application, if one is made based on City Council's failure to make a decision within the statutory timeframe set out in the Planning Act, taking a position consistent with the planning analysis set out in Schedule "A" and any further direction from the Chief Planner.

Summary

This report responds to an application for which staff has not been able to bring forward a final planning report requesting directions from Council.  This matter is urgent due to a potential legal deadline.  If a decision is not made at the December Council meeting, then before the next City Council meeting the matter may be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal due to a lack of a decision by City Council in the statutory time frame.

 

The City Solicitor requires direction to respond to any appeal made prior to the next City Council meeting.

Background Information
(December 3, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on 95-131 and 155 Balliol Street - Zoning Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications - Interim Direction (CC1.28)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122267.pdf)

Attachment: Schedule A - City Planning Analysis
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122268.pdf)


CC1.29

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 13 

250 to 260 Front Street East and 383 King Street East - Zoning Amendment Application - Interim Direction
Origin
(November 27, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct City Staff to continue to work with the applicant to resolve outstanding issues detailed in Schedule "A" attached to this report and report to the appropriate committee in due course.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Solicitor to oppose any appeal of the application, if one is made based on City Council's failure to make a decision within the statutory timeframe set out in the Planning Act, taking a position consistent with the planning analysis set out in Schedule "A" and any further direction from the Chief Planner.

Summary

This report responds to an application for which staff has not been able to bring forward a final planning report requesting directions from Council.  This matter is urgent due to a potential legal deadline.  If a decision is not made at the December Council meeting, then before the next City Council meeting the matter may be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal due to a lack of a decision by City Council in the statutory time frame.

 

The City Solicitor requires direction to respond to any appeal made prior to the next City Council meeting.

Background Information
(November 27, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on 250 to 260 Front Street East and 383 King Street East - Zoning Amendment Application - Interim Direction (CC1.29)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122265.pdf)

Attachment: Schedule A - City Planning Analysis
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-122266.pdf)


Member Motions - Meeting 1
Notice of Motion
MM1.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 3 

35 Kingsway Crescent - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of The Ontario Heritage Act - by Councillor Mark Grimes, seconded by Councillor Mike Layton
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Etobicoke York Community Council. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.

The Toronto Preservation Board has submitted a transmittal on this Item (MM1.1a with recommendations)
Recommendations

Councillor Mark Grimes, seconded by Councillor Mike Layton, recommends that:

 

1. City Council include the property at 35 Kingsway Crescent on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register.

 

2. City Council state its intention to designate the property at  35 Kingsway Crescent under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 35 Kingsway Crescent (Reasons for Designation) in Attachment 3 to the report (December 3, 2018) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3. If there are no objections to the designation in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bill in Council.

 

4. If there are objections to the designation in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council direct the City Clerk to refer the designation to the Conservation Review Board.

 

5. If the designation is referred to the Conservation Review Board, City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to attend any hearing held by the Conservation Review Board in support of Council's decision.

Summary

Following research and evaluation it has been determined that the property at 35 Kingsway Crescent meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the criteria prescribed for municipal designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its design, associative and contextual value. 

 

Properties on the Heritage Register will be conserved and maintained in accordance with Official Plan Heritage Policies. Designation enables City Council to review alterations to the site, enforce heritage property standards and maintenance, and refuse demolition.

 

This Motion is urgent as the property is at risk of having its second floor and distinctive roof removed. These are some of its most significant heritage attributes. The heritage value of this property will be considerably undermined unless Council makes a decision immediately.

 

The Toronto Preservation Board will consider the attached report (December 3, 2018) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, its Special Meeting on December 11, 2018 and will submit its decision to City Council.

Background Information
Member Motion MM1.1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122318.pdf)

(December 3, 2018) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 35 Kingsway Crescent
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122319.pdf)

Transmittal from the Toronto Preservation Board on Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 35 Kingsway Crescent (MM1.1a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122544.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM1.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 12 

Funds for the Construction of a New Parks, Forestry and Recreation Community Facility on the Davisville Junior Public School Site (Ward 12) - by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Mike Layton
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

 Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Mike Layton, recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City to enter into an agreement with the Toronto District School Board for the redevelopment of the Davisville Junior Public School that provides for additional grant funding from the City of $1.528 million, resulting in an increase in the City's total commitment from $6.807 million to $8.335 million, to support the design and construction of an additional third floor and underground garage, and that provides for the shared use by the City of the gymnasium and ancillary space, on terms satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor; and City Council direct that the 2020 Non-Program Budget include provisions for the disbursement of the additional $1.528 million of Section 37 funds in 2020. 
 

2.  In the event that Section 37 funds eligible to support this project are not received by the City prior to when the funds are required in 2020, City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry, and Recreation to report back to City Council through the 2020 Budget process with options and a funding strategy to allow for the planned scope of this project to be fully implemented.

 
3.  City Council authorize the City to enter into a Lease, as tenant, with the Toronto District School Board for approximately 0.452 acres of land situated in the south west corner of the Davisville Junior Public School site, for a term of 49 years at a base rent of one dollar ($1.00) per annum, and on such other terms and conditions as may be satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, to facilitate the construction by the City of an aquatic and community recreation facility.

 
4.  City Council authorize the City to convey to the Toronto District School Board, for nominal consideration, the City-owned land at Davisville Junior Public School shown as Part 1 on Sketch No. PS-2017-068 attached as Schedule "A" to this Motion, on such terms and conditions as may be acceptable to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.
 

5.  City Council authorize that the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, or successor or designate, to administer and manage the Lease, including the provision of any consents, certificates, approvals, waivers and notices of termination, provided that the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, may at any time, refer consideration of such matters to City Council for its determination and direction.
 

6.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the transactions on behalf of the City, including payment of any necessary expenses, amending the closing, due diligence and other dates, and amending and waiving terms and conditions, on such terms as they consider reasonable.

Summary

At its meeting on July 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2016, City Council adopted Item EX16.16, headed "Constructing a new Parks, Forestry and Recreation Facility on the Davisville Junior Public School Site", granting authority to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to enter into an agreement with the Toronto District School Board to invest in the redevelopment of the Davisville Junior Public School site through future disbursements of Sections 37 and 45 funds totalling $6.807 million.  The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation was also directed to include in the 2017 Capital Budget Submission a project for the design and construction of the Davisville community and aquatic facility.  The project is divided into two phases: the first phase includes a new 3-storey school with an expanded gymnasium and underground parking garage requiring a City commitment of $6.807 million to be funded from Sections 37; and the second phase includes a City-owned and operated aquatic and community recreation facility on the school's site estimated at $17.135 million, also to be funded from Section 37 funds as well as other development related sources, with construction starting in 2020.  The City's share of Phase 1 of this project is included as part of the Non-Program Budget and Phase 2 is included in the 2018-2027 Council Approved Parks, Forestry and Recreation Capital Budget and Plan.

 

The Toronto District School Board has tendered Phase 1 of the project and due to higher construction costs than originally estimated, requires additional funding of $1.528 million for the City's share.  A Non-Program budget adjustment will be required to disburse an additional $1.528 million in 2020 to supplement the original City grant to the Toronto District School Board .  The $1.528 million is to be funded from identified Section 37 funds which have been secured.  At this point $1.451 million of these funds has not been received.  However, there are numerous development applications in close proximity to the Davisville site expected to generate sufficient Section 37 funds to cover the balance.  The additional funds will be a one-time grant and no further funds will be provided to the Toronto District School Board for any future increases associated with the construction of the school facility.  In the event that the additional $1.451 million in Section 37 funding is not received by the time required by the Toronto District School Board, the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation will report back to City Council through the 2020 Budget process on options and a funding strategy to fully implement the planned scope of work.

 

To facilitate this project, it is proposed that the City convey a parcel of City-owned land within the Davisville Junior Public School site to the Toronto District School Board, in exchange for a ground lease that will permit the City to construct, own and operate the aquatic and community recreation facility.  In exchange for the grant to be made by the City towards the cost of redeveloping the school, the Toronto District School Board will agree to the shared use with the City as part of the newly constructed school, which will be documented within the ground lease.

Background Information
Member Motion MM1.2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122423.pdf)

Schedule A - Sketch of the Subject Site
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122424.pdf)

(December 12, 2018) Fiscal Impact Statement from the Chief Financial Officer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122672.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM1.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 19 

Addressing safety and integrity of Massey Square Bridge, and privately owned publicly accessible spaces into the future - by Councillor Brad Bradford, seconded by Mayor John Tory
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.

Communication MM1.3.1 has been submitted on this item
Recommendations

Councillor Brad Bradford, seconded by Mayor John Tory, recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building and the Executive Director, Municipal Licencing and Standards to report to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2019 on:

 

a. causes of and identification of known facts about responsible parties for the pedestrian bridge collapse at Massey Square on November 17, 2018;

 

b. recommended actions for an Internal Review using Internal Audit resources or an independent inquiry into the City actions with respect to the Crescent Town bridge, including:

 

i. inspection and enforcement activities;

 

ii. interactions with and between other parties, including Pinedale Properties and the Toronto District School Board;

 

iii. City policies and procedures within and between Divisions; and

 

iv. any City regulatory, policy, and procedural changes for the City;

 

c. current work being undertaken by the City and its agencies and divisions to improve monitoring and enforcement of privately-owned, publicly accessible infrastructure; and

 

d. recommendations for future work and actions needed to improve safety standards for privately-owned, publicly accessible bridges including recommendations for legislative or regulatory changes to the Ontario Building Code or City By-laws related to building condition assessments and reporting requirements for private and public property owners.

Summary

On Saturday November 17, 2018 around 6:00 a.m. a portion of the Massey Square pedestrian bridge collapsed. The bridge connects Crescent Town Elementary with the nearby residential apartments and is jointly owned by the Toronto District School Board and owners of the neighbouring apartment buildings. Many of the neighbourhood children have used the bridge every day to reach school and residents have used it for decades to provide convenient access to and from their neighbourhood.

 

This event took place in the early morning on a weekend. At any other time, there would have been a higher likelihood of injury or harm to individuals in the community. The regular maintenance and state-of-good-repair of the bridge was a concern to residents. Over several years, former City Councillor Janet Davis brought together the property owners and City divisions to address these concerns. Various inspections and studies were conducted by the City and the property owners. Repairs were planned or completed by both parties. Despite these efforts, a section of the bridge collapsed.

 

It is critical that the City understand both the physical causes of the collapse as well as the regulatory gaps in property standards and state of good repair requirements for infrastructure that is not City owned. The joint-ownership of the Massey Square bridge makes it a valuable test case.

 

While privately owned, publicly accessible infrastructure is not new, the number of these spaces is growing. These partnerships and shared spaces are positive opportunities to create new community amenity and connections between and within neighbourhoods. As such they should be encouraged. However, the City should have confidence in its mechanisms for ensuring good maintenance and safety for all that use them.

Background Information
Member Motion MM1.3
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122404.pdf)

Communications
(December 13, 2018) Petition from Crescent Town Parents Together containing the names of approximately 55 persons on file in the City Clerk's Office (MM.New.MM1.3.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/comm/communicationfile-88397.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM1.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Protecting the Future of Ontario Place - by Councillor Joe Cressy, seconded by Councillor Mike Layton
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Joe Cressy, seconded by Councillor Mike Layton, recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Province of Ontario to work with and consult the City of Toronto on any potential future redevelopment of Ontario Place, in the spirit of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by both parties regarding collaboration on such matters.

 

2. City Council request the Province of Ontario to conduct a robust and open consultation process regarding any potential future redevelopment of Ontario Place, including but not limited to public consultations and online engagement.

Summary

Ontario Place is a critical part of our City and our Province. These treasured lands represent a crucial public asset that has served the public for decades, and an asset that must be respected. In our rapidly growing City, access to public land for the public good must continue to be a critical priority.

 

Recently, the Provincial Government announced the dissolution of the governing body of Ontario Place and indicated their intention to move forward with a future redevelopment of the Ontario Place lands.

 

Any potential changes to Ontario Place must be made in the public interest and must include a rigorous public consultation process. Ontario place is for all Ontarians and its future must be discussed and decided in public.

 

Given the importance of such a critical public asset, the City of Toronto and local communities must be involved in any discussions related to the future of Ontario place.

Background Information
Member Motion MM1.4
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122376.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM1.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Extending the Duncan Street Parklet Café Pilot - by Councillor Joe Cressy, seconded by Councillor Mike Layton
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Toronto and East York Community Council. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Joe Cressy, seconded by Councillor Mike Layton, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the implementation of outdoor cafés and/or public installations and the temporary closure, to vehicular traffic, of the westerly southbound curb lane of Duncan Street between Richmond Street West and Nelson Street, from December 13, 2018 to December 31, 2019, inclusive.
 

2.  City Council authorize the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to grant or renew temporary permits for the operation of an outdoor café within the portion of Duncan Street temporarily closed to vehicular traffic, between Richmond Street West and Nelson Street, from December 13, 2018 to December 31, 2019, inclusive, subject to the following requirements:
 

a.  permit holder must have a business licence for an eating establishment from the City in good standing;
 

b.  permit holder must pay a one-time application fee and the applicable annual permit fee per square metre according to Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, for outdoor cafés similar to the fee for boulevard cafés;
 

c.  permit holder maintains at all times a policy of Commercial General Liability insurance in an amount and form satisfactory to the City of Toronto;
 

d.  permit holder may be permitted to have an extended café on a curb lane that extends across a designated curb lane space of an adjacent establishment if approved by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards;
 

e.  permit holder must ensure that the outdoor café is closed and cleared of all patrons by no later than 12:00 a.m. midnight on Friday and Saturday nights and 11:00 p.m. on all other nights;
 

f.  permit holder shall not allow amplified sound on the outdoor café;
 

g.  permit holder shall not allow outdoor food preparation in the permit area;
 

h.  permit holder shall not place or permit the placement of barbeques in the permit area;
 

i.  permit holder shall not obstruct, hinder, or interfere with the free access of an employee or agent of the City, or any utility provider, to enter any portion of the permit area for the purpose of the installation, maintenance or repair work or inspection of any part of the permit area;
 

j.  permit holder shall not interfere with curbside garbage collection;
 

k.  permit holder is required at all times and at their own expense, to:
 

i.  maintain all portions of the permit area and the street around the permit area in clean and sanitary condition, including removing all debris and cigarette butts;
 

ii.  keep any objects and furnishing associated with the permit area in good and proper repair and condition;
 

iii.  secure all moveable objects, including café furniture, with cable wire or similar device during non-business hours; and
 

iv.  pay all utility, service, infrastructure or other rates, fees and charges that are incurred due to the operation of the permit area;
 

l.  permit holder shall immediately close and remove the outdoor café on a curb lane at the expense of the permit holder if the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards provides notice to the permit holder to do so;
 

m.  permit holder will not assign, transfer, or sub-let the permission for the use of all or any portion of the permit area to any other person;
 

n.  the applicant shall provide a detailed, scaled site plan(s) to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards showing all relevant dimensions and design details of the outdoor café on a curb lane in any such application to the City;
 

o.  all outdoor cafés on a curb lane shall meet the specified design and installation requirements to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards as outlined in the permit agreement with the City, including terms and conditions for the outdoor café on a curb lane such as:
 

i.  have a secure, stable, and safe vertical barrier along the perimeter of the outdoor café on a curb lane of at least 0.9 metres in height and any opaque portions of any barrier must not be greater than 0.9 metres in height, measured from the surface of the street, to preserve sight lines;
 

ii.  include a wheel stop within the permit area at a distance of 1.2 metres from each end of the outdoor café on a curb lane, unless determined otherwise by the City; and have secure, stable and safe planters in the permit area at each end of the outdoor café on a curb lane to help protect it from moving traffic and loading vehicles;
 

iii.  have retro-reflective marking tape at each end of the outdoor café on a curb lane and all its other materials must minimize glare for drivers and cyclists;
 

iv.  not have jersey barriers;
 

v.  have a surface that is stable, safe, and slip-resistant;
 

vi.  not block stormwater drainage and overland flow;
 

vii.  have all parts of any umbrellas on an outdoor café on a curb lane be set back at least 0.8 metres from its edges adjacent to the travel lanes and loading spaces;
 

viii.  be removed entirely at the end of the term of the permit and the highway restored;
 

xi.  have an unobstructed emergency access route between the travelled portion of the road and adjacent building entrances, in conformance with the Ontario Building Code and Fire Code;
 

x.  not have any enclosures, structures, or visual screens on or over the permit area;
 

xi.  meet any minimum separation distances to utilities or public infrastructure as determined by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards;
 

xii.  not place or permit the placement of any outdoor carpeting, artificial turf or other surface covering on any portion of the sidewalk or street unless otherwise reviewed and approved by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards;
 

xiii.  meet minimum pedestrian clearway requirements as determined by the City;
 

xiv.  have at least one accessible entrance to the permit area that is no less than 1 metre in width and an accessible ramp if applicable;
 

xv.  locate the outdoor café on a curb lane with a minimum 0.3 metres set back from the adjacent travel lane (as measured from the edge of the outdoor café on a curb lane closest to the adjacent travel lane) or a greater dimension as determined by the City; and
 

xvi.  meet the conditions for street work and installation (e.g., day of week and time of day and work zone coordination) as determined by the City to meet safety regulations and mitigate disruption to other operations on Duncan Street;
 

p.  prior to receiving the permit, the business owner must enter into an agreement with the City containing terms and conditions deemed by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to be relevant including any requirements set out in Chapter 313.36E, Boulevard Cafés, deemed by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to be applicable, including any requirements deemed by the General Manager, Transportation Services to be applicable in Transportation Services Division's review and input on applications for outdoor cafés on a curb lane;
 

q.  permit holder shall comply with any conditions required by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario under the Liquor Licence Act, as applicable; and
 

r.  failure to comply with any of the conditions set out in the permit and/or the agreement may result in the revocation of the permit in accordance with the agreement.

Summary

At its meeting of May 22-24, 2018, City Council approved the implementation of a parklet café "pilot" along the westerly curb lane of Duncan Street south of Richmond Street West. A local establishment, with support and encouragement from the Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area , operated the parklet café successfully over the following season.

 

The establishment proposes to continue to operate the parklet café as an all-season installation, which requires further approval because it was not contemplated at the time of City Council's earlier decision. An all-season parklet café on Duncan Street is desireable as it will contribute to the attractiveness and vibrancy of the Entertainment District, which hosts many visitors to Toronto every year and is home to a large and growing residential population.

 

Duncan Street is a wide public street with one lane for travel in each direction. It terminates at Queen Street West in the north and King Street West in the south, so it is not a major route for vehicular travel. The existing parklet café did not require displacement of any lanes used for vehicular travel or paid parking.

 

This Motion is urgent in order to not delay the implementation of modifications to the parklet café for the winter season.  

Background Information
Member Motion MM1.5
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122377.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM1.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10, 13 

Waiver of Encroachment Fees for Shoppers Drug Mart Menstrual Hygiene Pilot Project - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Joe Cressy
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Toronto and East York Community Council. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Communication MM1.6.1 has been submitted on this Item.
Recommendations

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Joe Cressy, recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the temporary installation of free menstrual hygiene product dispensers by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. within the public right of way fronting or adjacent to each of 465 Yonge Street and 524 Queen Street West, until September 2019, subject to Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. entering into an encroachment agreement with the City of Toronto, generally agreeing to but not limited to the following:

 

a. indemnify the City from and against all actions, suits, claims or demands and from all loss, costs, damages, and expenses that may result from such permission granted;

 

b. maintain the product dispensers at their own expense in good repair and a condition satisfactory to the General Manager of Transportation Services and not make any additions or modifications to the encroachment beyond what is allowed under the terms of the Agreement, including any advertising;

 

c. remove the boxes upon receiving 90 days written notice to do so from the City of Toronto and upon such other terms and conditions as the General Manager of Transportation Services may deem necessary in the interest of the City.

 

2. City Council waive any applicable application, agreement and permit fees, including those found as Reference 53, as amended, under Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, Appendix C, Schedule 2, Transportation Services, and Schedule 15, Legal Services as Reference 11.1, under City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 743, Streets and Sidewalks, Use Of, for Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. for the free menstrual hygiene product dispenser at each of 465 Yonge Street and 524 Queen Street West until September 2019.

Summary

Shoppers Drug Mart has piloted a free menstrual hygiene product dispenser at 351 Queen Street East to great effect. For those who are economically marginalized, access to these products can come at great expense or sacrifice. The Shoppers Drug Mart project is just one way that our communities are finding ways to help provide those in need with dignity.

 

In order to expand this program and provide wider access to these products, Shoppers Drug Mart would like to expand the pilot to two store locations at 465 Yonge Street and 524 Queen Street West. The dispensers, largely identical to the dimensions and function of newspaper boxes, would need to be located in the public realm in the same space.

 

Shoppers Drug Mart representatives are prepared to meet with Transportation Services Right of Way staff to survey and identify suitable locations for placement.  Such placement will comply with the City's established standards for newspaper box placements, so as not to unduly obstruct the public right of way.  As per the City's standard practice, Shoppers Drug Mart will sign a liability agreement provided by Transportation Services.  The dispensary boxes will not include any first-party advertising.

 

This program initiative is a charitable gesture, which produces no direct profit to Shoppers Drug Mart.  To operationalize the pilot, they have assumed all expenses to refurbish the boxes, and stock them with supplies.  A waiver of standard encroachment fees will ensure that the project remains viable, as it expands into the public realm.

Background Information
Member Motion MM1.6
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122364.pdf)

(December 12, 2018) Fiscal Impact Statement from the Chief Financial Officer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122673.pdf)

Communications
(December 12, 2018) Letter from Lisa Gibbs, Director, Community Investment, Shoppers Drug Mart  (MM.Supp.MM1.6.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/comm/communicationfile-88339.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM1.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 13 

Heritage Preservation Services Study of 79 and 81 Granby Street - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Shelley Carroll
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Toronto and East York Community Council. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Shelley Carroll, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services to initiate a study of the formally nominated properties, at 79 and 81 Granby Street, with consideration to their potential contribution to a future Heritage Conservation District and City Council direct the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services to report back regarding designation within the first quarter of 2019.

Summary

The McGill-Granby neighbourhood is a unique, low-rise community situated downtown.  It is bordered by College Street to the north, Gerrard Street to the south, Yonge Street to the west, and Mutual Street to the east.  City Planning has identified the McGill-Granby neighbourhood as an Area of Special Identity, under the City of Toronto Official Plan, Area Specific Policy 151.

 

This area is currently facing intense development pressures.  As such, local residents have a priority interest in protecting their neighbourhood character and preserving heritage homes.  In November, 2017, the McGill-Granby Resident's Association made a formal submission to Heritage Preservation Services, requesting study and designation of McGill, Granby, and Mutual Streets under a comprehensive Heritage Conservation District.  The study has not yet been initiated, as City staff have a backlog of Heritage Conservation District studies to complete.

 

While awaiting the Heritage Conservation District study, local residents have taken further action to submit a request for the study of two specific properties, at 79 and 81 Granby Street.  These heritage-value, residential homes have recently been consolidated into a proposed development site.  As such, the community fears that the two homes will be demolished, prior to the commencement of the Heritage Conservation District study.  To ensure that the low-rise residential homes are protected, the McGill-Granby Residents Association have made a formal submission to Heritage Preservation Services nominating 79 and 81 Granby Street for heritage designation.  The residents have asked that I assist them in ensuring that this matter is expedited, with all due haste.

Background Information
Member Motion MM1.7
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122363.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM1.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 12 

859, 861 and 875 Eglinton Avenue West - Minor Amendment - by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Michael Colle
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Toronto and East York Community Council. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Michael Colle, recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend its decision on CC43.19 [2018] by adding a new Part 5.b.iii:

 

5.b.iii. the financing and construction of necessary improvements to off-site municipal infrastructure, which include approximately 53 linear metres of 450mm diameter storm sewer, one maintenance hole, the disconnection and reconnection of two catchbasins with leads including full surface restoration all located on Dewborne Avenue, or other municipal infrastructure improvements necessary to comply with MECP Procedure F-5-5, based on the Functional Servicing Report prepared by WSP Canada Group Limited, dated November 14, 2018, accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

Summary

On June 26, 2018, City Council accepted a Settlement Offer to resolve the appeals by the Owner of 859, 861 and 875 Eglinton Avenue West (the "Site") to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal of Council's failure to enact site specific Zoning By-law Amendments in relation to the Site, along with the Owner's appeals of Official Plan Amendment Number 253 (Eglinton Connects), and the implementing By-law 1030-2014.

 

In accepting the Owner's settlement offer, City Council authorized the City Solicitor to enter into an agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to secure a cash contribution, above-base park improvements for an offsite parkland dedication, and an entrance and connection to the planned future Toronto Transit Commission Bathurst LRT Station.

 

City Council also instructed the City Solicitor to request the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal withhold its order on the Zoning By-law Amendments until such time as the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal has been advised by the City Solicitor that the proposed Zoning By-law amendments are in a form satisfactory to the City; the City has received an executed Section 37 Agreement securing the benefits outlined above, and the Section 37 Agreement has been registered on title to the properties; and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services has confirmed that all engineering matters have been addressed to his satisfaction.

 

On September 26, 2018, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal issued a Decision allowing the Owner's appeal in part, and approving the Zoning By-law Amendment to the former City of York B-law 1-18 in principle.  The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal withheld its Order, pending confirmation of the matters described above, and requested an update as to the satisfaction of the conditions and the final form and content of the Zoning By-law Amendment by October 1, 2018.

 

The Owner submitted a revised Functional Servicing Report on November 16, 2018.  In the course of reviewing the revised report, Engineering and Construction Services staff noted that off-site infrastructure improvements would be required to support the development of the site.

 

This matter is urgent, as the parties have been unable to update the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal on the pre-conditions to the issuance of the order, or to finalize the form and content of the Zoning By-law Amendments and Section 37 Agreement, in accordance with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal - directed deadline of October 1, 2018.  The finalization of these matters is now ten weeks overdue.  This meeting has been the first opportunity available to Council to provide further direction.

Background Information
Member Motion MM1.8
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122403.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM1.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 18 

5220-5254 Yonge Street, 78 Ellerslie Avenue, 32 Churchill Avenue and 55 Horsham Avenue - Technical Amendment to By-law 323-2017 - by Councillor John Filion, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the North York Community Council. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.

Bill 69 has been submitted on this Item.
Recommendations

Councillor John Filion, seconded by Kristyn Wong-Tam, recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend By-law 323-2017 by replacing Schedule 1 attached to the by-law with the revised schedule as shown in Attachment 1 to this Motion.

 
2. City Council direct the City Solicitor to bring forward a bill to the December 13, 2018 meeting of City Council to make the changes noted in Part 1 above to By-law 323-2017, as shown in Attachment 2 to this Motion.

 

3. City Council determine through the adoption of this Item that, pursuant to Section 34(17) of the Planning Act, no further notice is to be given in respect of the minor technical change to By-law 323-2017.

Summary

At its meeting held on March 28 and 29, 2017 City Council adopted, as amended, Item MM27.47 which amended Item NY17.45 to permit a mixed use development of the subject lands which will include office, commercial and residential uses, in exchange for the provision of certain facilities, services and community benefits.  At its meeting on March 29, 2017 City Council enacted By-law 323-2017 to permit the proposed development.

 

It has come to the attention of the City Solicitor that Schedule 1 to By-law 323-2017 contains a minor technical error. Specifically, notwithstanding the clear intention of the staff report and the text of By-law 323-2017, the symbol "C1 TO RM6(247)" was omitted from Schedule 1 through inadvertence. Correction of this minor technical error will avoid any potential hardship to the applicant and is necessary given the fact that the by-law is already in force.

Background Information
Member Motion MM1.9
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122378.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Schedule 1 to Zoning By-law 323-2017 - Corrected
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122380.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Draft By-law to Amend By-law 323-2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122385.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM1.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 18 

4841 to 4881 Yonge Street, 2 and 50 Sheppard Avenue East and 4 and 6 Forest Laneway - Authorization to Amend Section 37 Agreement and Direction to Amend Zoning By-law 527-2015 - by Councillor John Filion, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the North York Community Council. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor John Filion, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize an amendment to the Section 37 Agreement to provide that the Owner shall register the executed leases for the Child Care Facility and the Social Facility, obtain and deliver a title opinion, at the Owner's sole cost and expense in accordance with the requirements of the Section 37 Agreement, prior to the completion of the Child Care Facility and the Social Facility and, in any event, by no later than the date of the delivery of these facilities to the City.

 
2. City Council authorize an amendment to the Section 37 Agreement to provide that the Owner shall complete the Child Care Facility and Social Facility and have them ready for occupancy and available to the City and/or the operator within thirty-five (35) months of issuance of the first Above-Grade Building Permit for the Phase 1 Retail Renovations.

 
3. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to bring forward  By-law amendments to Zoning By-law 527-2015 to the first meeting of North York Community Council in 2019, such amendments to permit a portion of the Monetary Contribution to be directed to furnishing and equipping the Child Care Facility.

 
4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and any other necessary staff to take the necessary steps to implement City Council's decision.

Summary

RK (Sheppard Centre) Inc. (the "Owner") is the owner of lands municipally known as 4841 to 4881 Yonge Street, 2 and 50 Sheppard Avenue East, and 4 and 6 Forest Laneway (the "Sheppard Centre"). On March 31, 2015, City Council approved the Owner's applications for amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law, Site Plan, and Rental Housing Demolition in order to permit the development of the Sheppard Centre site with a 39 storey residential apartment with grade related retail commercial uses (the "Development").  The Development also includes the replacement of 25 existing residential rental units.

 

As a precondition to enacting the Zoning By-law Amendment, Council required the Owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act which secured, among other things, a monetary contribution (the "Monetary Contribution") and required the Owner to construct and complete a social facility (the "Social Facility"), along with a child care facility (the "Child Care Facility").

 

The Section 37 Agreement was executed and registered on title on June 15, 2015.  The amount of the Monetary Contribution paid by the Owner to the City on January 28, 2018 was $3,916,202.40.

 

Amendments to the Section 37 Agreement and Zoning By-law 527-2015 are now required as a result of changed circumstances.

 

First, the Owner has requested that the delivery of the Child Care Facility and the Social Facility be delayed by a further four (4) months.  Second, the Owner has requested that the execution and registration of the leases between the Owner and the City for the Child Care Facility and for the Social Facility be timed to coincide with the delivery of these spaces to the City.  Third, the owner has requested that a portion of the Monetary Contribution be directed toward furnishing and equipping the Child Care Facility.

 

Children's Services Staff are satisfied that the requested delays are acceptable.  The Section 37 agreement must be amended to allow for these extensions of time, and Council must direct that the Zoning By-law be amended.

 

This matter is time sensitive and urgent because without the requested extension of time for the delivery of the Child Care Facility and the Social Facility, the Owner will be in breach of its obligations pursuant to the Section 37 Agreement as of December 31, 2018, before the next meeting of Council.

Background Information
Member Motion MM1.10
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122375.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM1.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Implementation of Additional Road Safety Measures and Accelerating the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan - by Councillor Jaye Robinson, seconded by Councillor Mike Colle
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Jaye Robinson, seconded by Councillor Mike Colle, recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the Budget Committee to consider as part of the 2019 Budget Process the allocation of additional funds to Vision Zero in order to facilitate the accelerated rollout of vital elements of the Vision Zero Project.

 

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to ensure accelerated implementation of all remaining school safety zones by the end of 2019.

 

3. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the first quarter of 2019 with specific recommendations to improve and enhance the school crossing guard program recently transitioned to Transportation Services from the Toronto Police Service. 

 

4. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to explore enhanced partnerships with the University of Toronto's Transportation Research Institute or similar Toronto research centres to collaborate on data collection and management and develop new, evidence-based road safety strategies.

 

5. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the first quarter of 2019 on the feasibility and financial implications of establishing a contract open year-round to expedite the procurement and installation of traffic calming measures.

 

6. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to meet with executives at Waze, a popular GPS navigation software app, to discuss methods to reduce the implications of commuter traffic infiltration on local roads, particularly in areas with high numbers of vulnerable road users.

Summary

This Motion recognizes the work that has been done to reduce road fatalities in Toronto while acknowledging that more must be done. Specifically, the Motion incudes directions and requests on budget allocation, accelerated roll-out, enhanced research partnerships, year-round construction contracting, traffic navigation technology, and school crossing guard improvements.

 

As of December 6, 2018, Toronto Police Service's official traffic fatalities report indicates that 63 traffic fatalities have been recorded this year to date. While lower than the number of road fatalities in 2016, which reached 78 by year end, it is likely that Toronto's end of year traffic fatalities for 2018 will exceed the 63 fatalities recorded in 2017.

 

City Council and staff have worked hard to make our streets safer, particularly for Toronto's most vulnerable road users. In 2016, Council voted unanimously to implement the City's first comprehensive Road Safety Plan – Vision Zero – based on international best practices. Since its introduction, City Council has implemented the plan aggressively, increasing program funding multiple times, and accelerating key elements of the plan on six occasions. By the end of 2018, the City will have installed 74 senior safety zones, 128 school safety zones, and an additional 268 community safety zones.

 

Additional measures taken to reduce traffic fatalities include, but are not limited to, implementation of increased pedestrian walk times at intersections across the city to accommodate safe crossings for older residents and residents with reduced mobility, installation of "watch your speed" driver feedback signs (responsible for having reduced the number of vehicles travelling over the speed limit by up to 34 percent in school zones), and increased enforcement across the City.

 

Without minimizing the significant actions taken on this issue, it is evident that much more must be done to increase road safety. This is particularly true for our most vulnerable road users – cyclists, seniors, children, and residents with limited mobility.

Background Information
Member Motion MM1.11
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122409.pdf)

(December 12, 2018) Fiscal Impact Statement from the Chief Financial Officer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122674.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM1.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Expressing Support for Ontario Bill 62: Protecting Vulnerable Road Users Act (2018) - by Councillor Jaye Robinson, seconded by Councillor Mike Colle
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Jaye Robinson, seconded by Councillor Mike Colle, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council express support to the Province of Ontario with respect to Bill 62, the Protecting Vulnerable Road Users Act (2018).

Summary

On November 21, 2018, the Ontario Legislature passed first reading of Bill 62, the Protecting Vulnerable Road Users Act (2018). This Bill, if passed, will allow for increased consequences for any driver involved in a collision that seriously injures or kills a vulnerable road user.

 

Vision Zero, Toronto's first comprehensive road safety plan, has put in place a number of initiatives to protect vulnerable road users. By putting in place the potential for more serious consequences for drivers, this Bill will help to increase the City's resources available to keep road users safe.

Background Information
Member Motion MM1.12
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122392.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM1.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

Initiating an urgent needs assessment for additional community facilities in the underserved Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood - by Councillor Jaye Robinson, seconded by Councillor Mike Colle
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Economic and Community Development Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Jaye Robinson, seconded by Councillor Mike Colle, recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to initiate a comprehensive needs assessment for the Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood and submit a report on the findings to the Economic and Community Development Committee in the second quarter of 2019.

 

2. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, in consultation with appropriate staff, to identify a site or sites which may be appropriate for acquisition for a new community centre in the Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood and report to the Economic and Community Development Committee on the findings.

Summary

Thorncliffe Park is a dense, apartment neighbourhood located in Ward 15 – Don Valley West. The population is rapidly increasing as a growing number of new immigrants to Canada move into the area. The 2016 census found that 89 percent of the households in Thorncliffe Park are rental units. Approximately 69 percent of the residents of Thorncliffe Park are first-generation Canadians and more than 73 percent do not speak English as a first language.

 

There is a large, underserved youth population in Thorncliffe Park. Almost 30 percent of the population is under the age of 15, while approximately 53 percent of households have an average combined income of less than $50,000 dollars.

 

Community facilities contribute to the economic, health, and social well-being of a neighbourhood. They also play an important role in community-building, placemaking, and inclusion, particularly in communities with below-average household incomes.


The Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 specifically identifies Thorncliffe Park as an area where additional program space requirements may emerge due to high growth and the demonstrated need for additional community amenities. A needs assessment is required to evaluate the current and projected population of Thorncliffe Park, with a specific focus on the large population of youth under the age of 18.

Background Information
Member Motion MM1.13
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122410.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM1.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Funding Cycling Infrastructure - by Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Brad Bradford
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Brad Bradford, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Federal Government to fund the shortfall created by the cancellation of provincial contributions to fund cycling infrastructure over the next three years.

 
2.  City Council request the Federal Government to develop a stable long-term walking and cycling infrastructure investment strategy and funding program to which cities and communities across Canada can apply.

 
3.  City Council direct the City Manager to write to the Prime Minister of Canada on behalf of City Council regarding City Council's decision.

 
4.  City Council direct the City Manager to seek partners within the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and other communities throughout Ontario to collaboratively seek support for federal leadership on cycling infrastructure.

Summary

In December 2017, the Province of Ontario announced a $93 million investment in cycling infrastructure as part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan.

 

Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan identified an intended investment of $150 to $225 million from cap and trade proceeds over 4 years to support the creation of better cycling networks, more cycling facilities in urban areas, and more bike parking at transit stations and provincially owned, publicly accessible facilities.

 

The intention was for funding to be allocated to the City of Toronto annually over 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. To date, the City of Toronto has received only the 2017-2018 funding in the amount of $25,639,263.91, which can be spent until March 31, 2020.

 

120 municipalities in Ontario, including the City of Toronto, applied to the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling funding program. While significant, the funding announced to date is between 37 percent - 62 percent of the total the City of Toronto had hoped to see, meaning a shortfall of between $14,860736.09 and $35,110,736.09 for the cycling infrastructure needed across the city.

 

Furthermore, the current Provincial Government of Ontario did not mention cycling in their policy platform and it is likely that no further funding will be issued under Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program. This leaves a critical gap in funding.

 

At the national level, the Government of Canada needs help from municipalities and provinces to meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets. Canada's long-term infrastructure plan includes more than $180 billion in funding over 12 years. Active transportation projects are currently allowed in the context of public transit spending as part of Infrastructure and Communities Canada’s Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, but not structured so as to encourage municipalities across Ontario and the City of Toronto to apply for it for standalone cycling infrastructure.

 

The Government of Canada has options to directly fund municipalities and could use those to ensure that cycling infrastructure projects throughout Ontario go ahead as planned.

Background Information
Member Motion MM1.14
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122387.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM1.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Increasing Public Safety and Training Requirements of Private Transportation Companies (PTCs) and other vehicles-for-hire - by Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Josh Matlow
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the General Government and Licensing Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Josh Matlow, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to include recommendations in the future report on the review of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 546, Licensing of Vehicles-for-Hire on:

 

a.  consideration of all measures to increase public safety and the training requirements of Private Transportation Companies and other vehicles-for-hire; including restoring and improving the initial recommendations in the 2016 staff report; and

 
b.  a new public reporting process to City Council and the public on the safety records and performance of Private Transportation Companies licence holders and companies.

Summary

On March 21 2018, Nicholas (Nick) Cameron was killed while taking an Uber from his apartment in Parkdale to Pearson Airport. The driver of the Uber had been a registered Uber driver for two days. During sentencing, Justice P. Robertson made clear that the driver had received no training and did not know where an important landmark/destination of the City was - Toronto Pearson International Airport. The result was the death of a sensitive, caring and funny young man who touched the lives of many. Nick was a brother, an uncle and a son. He would have just celebrated his 29th birthday.   

 

In 2016, City Council voted to remove the vehicle-for-hire training requirements for Private Transportation Companies. Cameron's death illustrates the need to increase the public safety and training requirements for Private transportation Companies and other vehicles-for-hire.

 

Evidence from the investigation following the accident showed that the driver of the Uber had just moved to Toronto from Ottawa and did not seem familiar with the City and he did not seem confident driving on the highway.

 

While the vast majority of rideshare drivers are safe and conscientious, the rules as they are allow unsafe and untrained drivers to pick up and drive members of the public. Nick’s story shows the consequences of leaving ride-sharing companies in Toronto under regulated.

 

This summer, the Cameron family started a petition to bring back rideshare safety training in Toronto. To date it has over 20,000 signatures from residents across Toronto. Several media outlets, including the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and the CBC have all published stories in support of the need to change Toronto’s ridesharing safety and training requirement.

 

Across North America, many other cities and provinces have established robust training requirements for drivers, including: Quebec, Alberta, New York and Chicago.

Background Information
Member Motion MM1.15
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-122386.pdf)


Bills and By-laws - Meeting 1
BL1.1

ACTION 

 

 

 

Introduction and Enactment of General Bills and Confirming Bills
Summary

City Council will introduce and enact General Bills and Confirming Bills.

 

Consolidated Bills Index for December 4, 5 and 13, 2018 City Council Meeting

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewBillBylaw.do?meeting=2019.CC1

Background Information
(December 18, 2018) Consolidated By-law Index for December 4, 5 and 13, 2018 City Council meeting
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bl/bgrd/backgroundfile-122926.htm)