Agenda

Consolidated



City Council


Meeting No. 13   Contact Marilyn Toft, Manager
Meeting Date Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
  Phone 416-392-7032
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail councilmeeting@toronto.ca
Location Council Chamber, City Hall
     


The Agenda and related materials for this meeting are enclosed.  The details of the meeting are noted at the top of the Agenda.

 

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.

 

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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).

 

December 12, 2019.

 

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Routine Matters - Meeting 13
RM13.1

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Call to Order
Summary

- O Canada

- Moment of Silence

- Declarations of Interest under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Background Information
Condolence Motion for John Kam
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-141289.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Mary C. Gioberti Thornton
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-141290.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Ronald "Jimmy" Ashford Wisdom
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-141250.pdf)


RM13.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Confirmation of Minutes
Summary

City Council will confirm the Minutes from the regular meeting held on November 26 and 27, 2019.


RM13.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Introduction of Committee Reports and New Business from City Officials
Summary

Report of the Executive Committee from Meeting 11 on December 11, 2019

Submitted by Mayor John Tory, Chair

 

Report of the Civic Appointments Committee from Meeting 11 on December 10, 2019

Submitted by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Chair

 

Report of the Economic and Community Development Committee from Meeting 10 on December 4, 2019

Submitted by Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair

 

Report of the General Government and Licensing Committee from Meeting 10 on December 2, 2019

Submitted by Councillor Paul Ainslie, Chair

 

Report of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee from Meeting 10 on December 5, 2019

Submitted by Councillor James Pasternak, Chair

 

Report of the Planning and Housing Committee from Meeting 11 on December 10, 2019

Submitted by Councillor Ana Bailão, Chair

 

Report of the Striking Committee from Meeting 4 on December 4, 2019

Submitted by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Chair

 

Report of the Etobicoke York Community Council from Meeting 11 on December 3, 2019

Submitted by Councillor Mark Grimes, Chair

 

Report of the North York Community Council from Meeting 11 on December 3, 2019

Submitted by Councillor James Pasternak, Chair

 

Report of the Scarborough Community Council from Meeting 11 on December 3, 2019

Submitted by Councillor Jim Karygiannis, Chair

 

Report of the Toronto and East York Community Council from Meeting 11 on December 3, 2019

Submitted by Councillor Gord Perks, Chair

 

New Business submitted by the City Officials

 


RM13.4

Information 

 

 

Ward: All 

Petitions
Summary

Members of Council may file petitions.


RM13.5

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Presentations, Introductions and Announcements
Summary

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


RM13.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review of the Order Paper
Summary

City Council will review the Order Paper.

Background Information
December 17, 2019 Order Paper
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-141249.pdf)

December 18, 2019 Order Paper
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-141292.pdf)


Executive Committee - Meeting 11
EX11.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Value-Based Outcomes Review: Findings
Mayor's first Key Matter and first Item of business on Tuesday, December 17th.

Communication EX11.1.7 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council receive this report for information

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer gave a presentation on State of the City and Value-Based Outcomes Review.

 

The Executive Committee considered Items EX11.1 and EX11.26 together.

Origin
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report transmits the findings of the recently completed Value-Based Outcomes Review, conducted on behalf of the City of Toronto. The Value-Based Outcomes Review analysis and findings will inform the City's strategy for modernizing our financial decision-making to achieve Council's priorities and long-term financial sustainability.

 

Toronto plays a pivotal role in the region, province and country. The City is a magnet for immigration and economic growth. It delivers key services that provide enormous regional and national economic and social benefit. Toronto is the fastest growing city in North America and part of the second fastest growing region -- the City grew by 77,000 residents in the last year, and nearly 400,000 over the past 10 years. The Toronto Census Metropolitan Area's Gross Domestic Product is comparable to each of the provinces of Alberta and Quebec and represents 18.5 percent of national Gross Domestic Product. Within Ontario, Toronto and the surrounding area have been responsible for substantially all job growth dating back to 2003.

 

Over successive terms, the City's finances have been heavily relied upon to meet this growth and accompanying regional demand for services such as public housing, transit and transportation, and social services. As the Value-Based Outcomes Review highlights, the City does so without contributions towards operating expenses from a regional tax or rate base. This creates a significant pressure on the City to manage. The solutions to the City's unique pressures will require partnerships with other governments, including approaches to fairly fund city services and infrastructure which provide regional benefits.

 

The Value-Based Outcomes Review analysed actual spending by City divisions and major agencies from 2015 to 2018 with the goal of finding service delivery efficiencies, improving the value of services, and addressing long-standing challenges that have hindered previous transformation efforts. Funding for the Value-Based Outcomes Review was supported by the Province's Audit and Accountability Fund. Consistent with the Fund's requirements, the Value-Based Outcomes Review was used to explore efficiencies while preserving service levels.

 

In addition to new analysis, the review also validates a number of structural financial risks identified by previous City Managers and Chief Financial Officers. The City has developed a roadmap to address many of these risks through its financial management and operations modernization strategy, while planning for additional, intentional management to achieve progress over the next several years.

 

Key risks identified in the Value-Based Outcomes Review:

 

- Assessment of financial information has been made assuming service levels are maintained.

 

- The current capital plan is based on a set of assumptions which need to be reviewed. These assumptions include the estimates and timing of capital expenditures in addition to the funding requirements.

 

- The City must address financial challenges surrounding its 10-year capital plan

 

- Based on the current state of the capital plan the City faces immediate financial challenges.

 

- The City's capital plan must address its achievability and affordability. This is driven by assumptions about the amount of capital work the City is able to deliver in a given year and the forecasted cash flow required to fund the capital plan.

 

- The municipal costs associated with the growth of 170,000 residents from 2015 to 2018 have been managed largely through efficiencies.

 

- The Value-Based Outcomes Review identifies transformation opportunities that will contribute to funding growth in the future.
 

Opportunities identified in the Value-Based Outcomes Review related to moving the City towards financial sustainability include:

 

- Budgets and systems which create a true multi-year financial view focused on outcomes,

 

- Amended accountability for the fiscal plan including ownership of corporate savings and the capital plan,

 

- Clarity in the roles and responsibilities of City Council, the City's leadership, divisions and agencies,

 

- Changes which allow the City's leadership to adjust headcount to achieve outcomes within budget,

 

- Allocating savings to be used for transformation projects,

 

- Reengineering business processes to maximize the value of investments, and

 

- Mandated corporate programs across all divisions and agencies to better realize efficiencies and savings.

 

- In addition, there are opportunities to achieve efficiencies and improve value of services. These opportunities have been categorized by the consultant as: collection and enforcement; productivity; workforce optimization; alternative business models; and, infrastructure and asset management.
 

Undertaking the Value-Based Outcomes Review provided the City with additional insights and data. The findings of the review will support the Senior Leadership's commitment to achieve City Council's priorities and directions over the next several years, informed by sound, transparent and accountable financial management.

 

Actions currently underway to address the City's financial sustainability have been confirmed by the Value-Based Outcomes Review recommendations, such as modernizing the budget process, transforming financial systems, improving capital asset management, improving capital planning, exploring alternative service delivery, and improving procurement.

 

The Senior Leadership will bring forward opportunities identified in the Value-Based Outcomes Review that require Council authority in the 2020 budget process or later in the Council term as appropriate.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Value-Based Outcomes Review: Findings
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140710.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Value-Based Outcomes Review: A Fiscal Modernization Agenda for the City of Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140893.pdf)

(December 11, 2019) Presentation from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on State of the City and Value-Based Outcomes Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-141001.pdf)

Speakers

Michael Rosenberg
Jane Mercer, Toronto Coalition for Better Childcare
Dave Mitchell, CUPE Local 79
Simon Collins, CUPE Local 79
Miguel Avila-Velarde
Janet Davis
Councillor Gord Perks
Councillor Stephen Holyday

Communications (Committee)
(December 9, 2019) Letter from Dave Wilkes, Building Industry and Land Development Association (EX.Supp.EX11.1.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-99655.pdf)

(December 9, 2019) Submission from Andrew Krystal, Carpenters of Ontario (EX.Supp.EX11.1.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-99657.pdf)

(December 10, 2019) Letter from Hillary Marshall, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (EX.Supp.EX11.1.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-99686.pdf)

(December 10, 2019) Letter from James St. John, Central Ontario Building Trades (EX.Supp.EX11.1.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-99687.pdf)

(December 11, 2019) Letter from Alana Powell, Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (EX.New.EX11.1.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-99672.pdf)

(December 11, 2019) Submission from Dave Mitchell, Canadian Union of Public Employees (EX.New.EX11.1.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-99674.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(December 17, 2019) E-mail from Craig McLuckie, President, Toronto Industry Network (CC.New.EX11.1.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99894.pdf)


EX11.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2020 Rate Supported Budgets - 2020 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees
Bill 1752 has been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

Rates and Fees

 

1.  City Council adopt:

 

a.  effective January 1, 2020, the combined water and wastewater consumption rates charged to metered consumers as shown below and in Appendix C to the report (November 8, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water titled "2020 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees";

 


Annual Consumption

Paid on or before the due date, $/m3

Paid after the due date, $/m3

Block 1 - All consumers of water, including the first 5,000 cubic metres per year consumed by Industrial users ("Block 1 rate")

 

4.0735

4.2878

Block 2 - Industrial process – use water consumption over 5,000 cubic metres per year, representing a 30 percent reduction from the Block 1 Rate ("Block 2 rate')

 

2.8514

3.0014

 

b.  effective January 1, 2020, an increase of 3.0 percent to the water and wastewater consumption rates (paid on or before the due date) charged to flat rate consumers, as set out in Appendix C attached to the report (November 8, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water titled "2020 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees"; and

 
c.  effective January 1, 2020, the water and wastewater service fees, as set out in Appendix C to the report (November 8, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water titled "2020 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees". 

 

2.  With respect to assistance for low-income seniors and low-income disabled persons, City Council:

 

a.  effective January 1, 2020, set the water rebate for eligible low-income seniors and low-income disabled persons at a rate of $1.2221 /m3, representing a 30 percent reduction from the Block 1 rate (paid on or before the due date).

 

3.  City Council authorize the necessary amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 849 – Water and Sewage Services and Utility Bill to add the following eligibility criteria for utility billing adjustments to water accounts for uncontrollable and unexplainable consumption increases as set out in §849 -31 F and §849 -31 G and defined in §849 -26:

 
a.  the customer requesting the adjustment must be the owner of the property, which is the subject of the water account and corresponding utility bill, ("Property") and reside at the Property for a minimum of one year immediately preceding the consumption event and request for an adjustment; and

 
b.  the Property must not be tenanted.

 

4.  City Council authorize that the necessary amendments be made to Municipal Code Chapter 441 - Fees and Charges, Municipal Code, Chapter 849 - Water and Sewage Services and Utility Bill, Municipal Code Chapter 851 - Water Supply, and Municipal Code Chapter 681- Sewers, and any other necessary Municipal Code Chapters as may be required, to give effect to Council's decision.

 

5.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary Bills required to give effect to Council's decision and authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, including stylistic, format and organization, minor modifications, technical amendments or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water.

 

Operating Budget

 

6.  City Council approve the 2020 Staff Recommended Operating Budget for Toronto Water of $469.217 million gross, $1.390 billion revenue, and $921.210 million net capital-from-current contribution for the following services:

 

 

 

Service:

Gross

Revenue

Capital-from-current Contribution

             ($000s)

($000s)

($000s)

Water Treatment & Supply

203,086.79

614,536.56

411,449.77

Wastewater Collection & Treatment

233,866.05

770,138.43

536,252.38

Stormwater Management

32,244.18

5,752.09

-26,492.09

Total Program Budget

469,217.02

1,390,427.08

921,210.06

 

7.  City Council approve the 2020 staff complement of 1,820.3 positions, comprising of 95 capital positions and 1,725.3 operating positions.

 

Capital Budget

 

8.  City Council approve the 2020 Staff Recommended Capital Budget for Toronto Water with cash flows and future year commitments totaling $7.611 billion as detailed by project in Appendix 5a to the 2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Water.

 

9.  City Council approve the 2021-2029 Staff Recommended Capital Plan for Toronto Water totalling $6.877 billion in project estimates as detailed by project in Appendix 5b to the 2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Water.

 

10.  City Council request that all sub-projects with third party financing be approved conditionally, subject to the receipt of such financing in 2020 and if such funding is not forthcoming, their priority and funding be reassessed by City Council relative to other City-financed priorities and needs.

 

Service Levels

 

11.  City Council approve the 2020 service levels for Toronto Water as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report (November 12, 2019) from the General Manager, Toronto Water titled "Recommended 2020 Service Levels – Toronto Water".

 

 Stakeholder Consultations

 

12.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Toronto Water, in consultation with the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, to undertake stakeholder consultation with water users to determine what, if any, water fees and charges, programs or other measures designed to support business retention, economic growth, investment and employment, Toronto Water might recommend to City Council in furtherance of the objectives of the City's economic competitiveness strategy and the City's resilience strategy. Such consultation to include, but not be limited to, consideration of the following:

 

a.  current support programs offered by Toronto Water for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional customers;

 

b.  related municipal best practices in other jurisdictions;

 

c.  current policies and practices under Municipal Code Chapter 681, Sewers, with a view to identifying any potential opportunities for the implementation of further administrative efficiencies;

 

d.  possible dedicated stormwater management charge for owners of commercial and retail parking lots to recover the serviceable costs of the collection, transmittal and treatment of stormwater run-off generated by those parking lots;

 

e. the possible decoupling of Industrial and Commercial customers’ water use rate from costs associated with storm water management, in an effort to promote more transparent and equitable water rates, reduce the cost of water consumption to large consumers, while recovering the full serviceable costs of the collection, transmittal and treatment of storm water run-off generated by different properties; and

 

f. possible incentives for industrial and commercial water customers to undertake sustainable storm water and flood management solutions, including, but not limited to, storm water management charge financial credit programs and green infrastructure funding.

  

13.  City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, in consultation with the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the outcome of the stakeholder consultation once completed and recommendations, if any, for changes to water fees and charges, programs or other measures in advance of the 2021 Budget process.

 

Other

 

14.  City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, in consultation with relevant City Divisions, to report to the Budget Committee in 2020 through Capital Variance Reports, on the potential to assist with funding the Ravine Strategy implementation through an in-year adjustment to the Toronto Water Capital budget.

Origin
(November 25, 2019) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

This report presents the recommended 2020 water and wastewater consumption rates and service fees arising from the concurrent adoption by City Council of the recommended 2020 Toronto Water Operating and Capital Budgets. This report also recommends the adoption by City Council of additional eligibility criteria related to utility billing adjustments to water accounts for uncontrollable and unexplainable consumption increases under Municipal Code Chapter 849.  

 

In accordance with the City Council 10 year capital plan approved in 2015, this report recommends a 3.0 percent water and wastewater consumption rate increase, effective January 1, 2020.  In addition, this report recommends inflationary fee increases for certain existing water and wastewater service fees, reflecting cost recovery for these services.  

 

The recommended 2020 water and wastewater consumption rates and service fees will allow the Toronto Water Program to remain fully self-funded and financially stable, with both operating and capital needs being met without excessive year-over-year fluctuations in pricing over the long term.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 25, 2019) Letter from the Budget Committee on 2020 Rate Supported Budgets - 2020 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140585.pdf)

(November 8, 2019) Report and Appendix A from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water on 2020 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140579.pdf)

Appendix B - 2019 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140570.pdf)

Appendix C - 2019 Water and Wastewater Service Fees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140571.pdf)

(November 8, 2019) 2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Water
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140580.pdf)

Attachment 1 to 2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Water - 10 Year Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140582.pdf)

Attachment 2 to 2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Water - 10 Year Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140578.pdf)

(November 12, 2019) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Toronto Water on Recommended 2020 Service Levels - Toronto Water
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140581.pdf)

(November 15, 2019) Notice of Public Meeting - 2020 Rate Supported Budgets - 2020 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Certain Water and Wastewater Service Fees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140572.pdf)

Notice of Public Meeting - 2020 Rate Supported Budgets - Appendix A - 2020 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Certain Water and Wastewater Service Fees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140574.pdf)

Notice of Public Meeting - 2020 Rate Supported Budgets - Appendix B - 2020 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Certain Water and Wastewater Service Fees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140575.pdf)

(November 15, 2019) Briefing Note 1 - 2020 Capital Budget Basement Flooding Protection Program - Program Status Update and Project List - 2020 to 2024
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140576.pdf)

(November 15, 2019) Attachment A to Briefing Note 1 - 2020 Capital Budget Basement Flooding Protection Program - Program Status Update and Project List - 2020 to 2024
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140573.pdf)

(November 15, 2019) Revised Attachment B to Briefing Note 1 - 2020 Capital Budget Basement Flooding Protection Program - Program Status Update and Project List - 2020 to 2024
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140577.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(December 10, 2019) Letter from Heather Marshall, Toronto Environmental Alliance (EX.New.EX11.2.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-99691.pdf)


2a Proposed Stakeholder Consultation with Water Users in Furtherance of the City's Economic Competitiveness Strategy
Origin
(November 12, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water, and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

This report is in response to an earlier City Council direction to report to the Budget Committee as part of the 2020 Budget Process.  The report seeks City Council authority to undertake consultation with various stakeholders and the public to determine what, if any, water fees and charges, programs or other measure designed to support business retention, economic growth, investment and employment, Toronto Water might recommend to City Council in furtherance of the objectives of the City's economic competitiveness strategy.  It is further recommended that the General Manager, Toronto Water, in consultation with the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the outcome of the stakeholder consultation once completed.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 12, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water, and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Proposed Stakeholder Consultation with Water Users in Furtherance of the City's Economic Competitiveness Strategy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140583.pdf)


EX11.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2020 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2020 Solid Waste Rates and Fees
The General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services has submitted a supplementary report on this Item. (EX11.3 for information)

Bill 1748 has been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

Rates and Fees

 

1.  City Council adopt the 2020 Solid Waste Management Services Rates and Fees as set out in Appendix A to the report (November 12, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services titled "2020 Rate Supported Budgets – Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2020 Solid Waste Rates and Fees", all effective as of January 1, 2020.

 

2.  City Council authorize that the necessary amendments be made to Municipal Code Chapter 441 – Fees and Charges, and any other necessary Municipal Code Chapters as may be required to give effect to Council's decision.

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary Bills required to give effect to Council's decision and authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary refinements, including stylistic, format and organization, as may be identified by the City Solicitor, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services.

 

4.  City Council request the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and/or designate to continue consulting and negotiating with provincial officials to ensure inclusion of the City's priorities in any new anticipated waste diversion regulations or policy statements that implement the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, and the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016.

 

5.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and/or designate until the end of 2025, to negotiate and enter into any new agreements, amendments of existing agreements, or acknowledgements - including on the basis of a non-competitive procurement under Municipal Code, Chapter 195, Purchasing necessary in connection with the efforts indicated in Recommendation 4 above -  including advocacy, business transformation, financial analysis, or receipt of funding on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and each in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

6.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and/or designate, to negotiate and enter into a contract extension agreement with CRA Landfill Operations Limited to provide landfill operations, management and construction services for a term not to exceed 10 years, with the specific requirements that landfill compaction ratio be increased, a lower annual guaranteed minimum tonnage be implemented and efficiencies be developed to reduce site costs on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

7.   City Council authorize the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and/or designate, to negotiate and enter into any new agreements, amendments of existing agreements, or acknowledgements - including on the basis of a non-competitive procurement under Municipal Code Chapter 195, Purchasing - necessary in connection with the efforts to produce, manage, market, distribute, use and sell Renewable Natural Gas and other environmental attributes associated with Renewable Natural Gas production on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and each in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management.

 

8.  City Council direct that all the rates, fees and charges set out in Appendix A to the report (November 12, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services titled "2020 Rate Supported Budgets – Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2020 Solid Waste Rates and Fees", adopted by Council in Recommendation 1 above, continue in full force and effect until such time as they are amended or repealed by City Council.

 

Operating Budget

 

9.   City Council approve the 2020 Staff Recommended Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services of $360.1 million gross, $18.8 million net for the following services:

 

Service:

 

Gross

 

Revenue

 

Capital from-current Contribution

 

($000s)

($000s)

($000s)

City Beautification

38,123.1

1,564.9

-36,558.2

Residual Management

39,562.3

8,843.3

-30,719.0

Solid Waste Collection & Transfer

126,904.9

322,156.9

195,252.0

Solid Waste Education & Enforcement

5,655.2

3.5

-5,651.7

Solid Waste Processing & Transport

149,858.1

46,335.3

-103,522.8

Total Program Budget

360,103.6

     378,903.9

   18,800.2

 

10.  City Council approve the 2020 staff complement for Solid Waste Management Services of 1,128.3 positions, comprising 50.4 capital positions and 1,077.9 operating positions.

 

11.  City Council approve the 2020 new user fees, technical adjustments to user fees, market rate user fee changes, rationalized user fees, and other fee changes above the inflationary adjusted rate for Solid Waste Management Services identified in Appendix 8 to the 2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Solid Waste Management Services, for inclusion in the Municipal Code Chapter 441 “Fees and Charges”.

 

Capital Budget

 

12.  City Council approve 2020 Staff Recommended Capital Budget for Solid Waste Management Services with cash flows and future year commitments totaling $584.980 million as detailed by project in Appendix 5a to the 2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Solid Waste Management Services.

 

13.  City Council approve the 2021-2029 Staff Recommended Capital Plan for Solid Waste Management Services totalling $183.131 million in project estimates as detailed by project in Appendix 5b to the 2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Solid Waste Management Services.

 

Service Levels

 

14.  City Council approve the 2020 service levels for Solid Waste Management Services as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report (November 15, 2019) from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services titled "Recommended 2020 Service Levels – Solid Waste Management Services".

Origin
(November 25, 2019) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

This report outlines the recommended 2020 Solid Waste Management Services Rates and Fees arising from the adoption of the recommended 2020 Solid Waste Management Services Operating and Capital Budgets. The recommended rate and fee increases will vary based on customer group and are highlighted in Table 1. 

 

Table 1 - 2020 Recommended Rates and Fees Increases (Effective Jan. 1, 2020)

Customer Group

Percent Rate Increase

Comments

Multi-Residential

1.50 percent

Below Rate of Inflation

Single Family and Residential Units Above Commercial

2.50 percent

Rate of Inflation

Bag Tags, Bin Purchase

6.00 percent

Same as Commercial

Commercial, Divisions, Agencies and Corporations, Schools

6.00 percent

Equivalent increase to 2019

Blended Rate

2.45 percent

Rate of Inflation

 

The 2020 Recommended Operating Budget is $360.104 million, an increase of $10.169 million or 2.9 percent over 2019 plus $18.800 million contribution to the Waste Management Reserve Fund all of which are offset by total revenues of $378.904 million.  The increase in operating expenditures is attributable to the increase in organic collection and processing costs due to volume and contractual inflation adjustments, start-up of the Dufferin Renewable Natural Gas and Ingram Compressed Natural Gas facilities, increase in debt principal and interest payments to fund the 10-Year Capital Budget and Plan.

 

The 2020 Recommended Capital Budget is $81.335 million which is comprised of $59.404 million in new 2020 funding and $21.931 million in funding carried forward from 2019 into 2020.  Key capital objectives and priorities for Solid Waste Management Services in the 2020 Capital Program are:

 

To safely and efficiently collect materials from 875,000 homes, business and public spaces by implementing Council's direction on health and safety by installing telematics solutions on vehicles in support of Vision Zero 2.0; In addition, a cornerstone of the Program is to manage 900,000 plus tonnes of material in an environmentally and fiscally sustainable manner by accelerating the development of the 3rd Anaerobic Digester; and

 
To continue to develop and invest in Renewable Natural Gas facilities and the purchase of Natural Gas Vehicles.  
 

The proposed 2.45 percent blended rate increase in Solid Waste Management Services Rates and Fees is in line with inflation and will generate $7.124 million in additional revenues necessary to maintain Council Approved service levels as well as improved and enhanced services in many areas, and fund the 2020 Recommended Capital Budget and 10-Year Capital Plan.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 25, 2019) Letter from the Budget Committee on 2020 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2020 Solid Waste Rates and Fees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140594.pdf)

(November 12, 2019) Revised Report and Appendix A and B from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services on 2020 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2020 Solid Waste Rates and Fees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140589.pdf)

2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Solid Waste Management Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140588.pdf)

Attachment 1 to 2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Solid Waste Management Services - 10 Year Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140590.pdf)

Attachment 2 to 2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Solid Waste Management Services - 10 Year Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140592.pdf)

(November 15, 2019) Report and Appendix A from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services on Recommended 2020 Service Levels - Solid Waste Management Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140591.pdf)

(November 15, 2019) Notice of Public Meeting - 2020 Rate Supported Budgets - 2020 Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2020 Solid Waste Rates and Fees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140586.pdf)

Notice of Public Meeting - 2020 Rate Supported Budgets - Appendix A -2020 Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2020 Solid Waste Rates and Fees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140587.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(December 12, 2019) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services on Incentives to Increase Diversion (EX11.3a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-141154.pdf)


EX11.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2020 Rate Supported Budgets - Toronto Parking Authority
Public Notice Given
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees, and labour relations or employee negotiations
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

Operating Budget

 

1.  City Council approve the 2020 Operating Budget for Toronto Parking Authority of $101.8 million gross, ($70.1 million) net for the following services:

 

Service:

             Gross              ($000s)

             Revenue

($000s)

             Net

($000s)

On-Street Parking

11,662.4

63,864.0

(52,201.6)

Off-Street Parking

83,689.6

101,587.9

(17,898.3)

Bike Share Program

6,420.0

6,420.0

-

Total Program Budget

101,772.0

171,871.9

   (70,099.9)

 

2.  City Council approve the 2020 staff complement for Toronto Parking Authority of 326.5 operating positions.

 

Capital Budget

 

3.  City Council approve the 2020 Staff Recommended Capital Budget and Plan for Toronto Parking Authority with cash flows and future year commitments totalling $203.666 million as detailed by project and by year in Appendix 5a to the 2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Parking Authority.

 

4.  City Council approve the new 2021-2029 Staff Recommended Capital Plan for Toronto Parking Authority totaling $151.6 million in project estimates as detailed by project in Appendix 5b to the 2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes: Toronto Parking Authority.

 

Service Levels

 

5.  City Council approve the 2020 service levels for Toronto Parking Authority as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report (November 15, 2019) from the Acting President, Toronto Parking Authority titled "Recommended 2020 Service Levels – Toronto Parking Authority".

 

Other

 

6. City Council direct the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, in consultation with the President, Toronto Parking Authority to report to the Budget Committee on an updated Income Sharing Renewal Agreement no later than December 31, 2020.

 

7. City Council extend the existing Income Sharing Agreement with the Toronto Parking Authority, which expires on December 31, 2019, until such time as City Council considers an updated Income Sharing Agreement.

 

8. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (September 19, 2019) from the Acting President, Toronto Parking Authority remain confidential in its entirety, as it pertains to personal matters about identifiable individuals, including municipal or local board employees, and labour relations or employee negotiations.

Origin
(November 25, 2019) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer have submitted recommendations for the 2020 Recommended Operating Budget and 2021 - 2029 Recommended Capital Budget and Plan for Toronto Parking Authority.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 25, 2019) Letter from the Budget Committee on 2020 Rate Supported Budgets - Toronto Parking Authority
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140607.pdf)

2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Parking Authority
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140543.pdf)

Attachment 1 to 2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Parking Authority - 10 Year Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140605.pdf)

Attachment 2 to 2020 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Parking Authority - 10 Year Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140606.pdf)

(November 15, 2019) Revised Report and Appendix 1 from the Acting President, Toronto Parking Authority on Recommended 2020 Service Levels - Toronto Parking Authority
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140604.pdf)

(November 15, 2019) Public Notice - Toronto Parking Authority - 2020 Recommended Operating Budget, 2020 Recommended Capital Budget and 2021 - 2029 Recommended Capital Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140542.pdf)


4a Parking Market Analysis for 2020 Toronto Parking Authority Budget Submission
Origin
(September 20, 2019) Letter from the Board of Directors of the Toronto Parking Authority
Summary

At its meeting of  September, 20, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Toronto Parking Authority:

 

1.  Referred the report (September 18, 2019) from the Acting President, Toronto Parking Authority, to the Budget Committee for consideration during the 2020 budget process

 

This report responds to the request from Toronto City Council to the President of Toronto Parking Authority to include a parking market analysis, annually, as part of its budget submission.

 

The parking market served by Toronto Parking Authority consists of two main service streams: the on-street program and off-street program. The on-street parking stream includes all of the approximately 19,000 paid on-street parking spaces, which accept payment by way of parking machines or through the Green P App, and a few legacy single-space parking meters. The comprehensive parking market analysis of this on-street program is undertaken for all locations once every three years when the rates and rules of operation are reviewed and aligned with utilization levels and to ensure equitable treatment of all areas of the city. The last comprehensive review was undertaken in October 2017. Implementation was completed in late 2018. The next comprehensive review is scheduled for the middle of 2020.

 

 In addition to the comprehensive review, in-year adjustments are undertaken as circumstances warrant. On-street parking is competitively priced with Toronto Parking Authority off-street pricing, where applicable, and to below prices set by private parking operators. On-street parking is almost always the first choice of short-stay (under three hours) parkers.

 

Toronto Parking Authority also operates an extensive inventory of approximately 300 off-street parking facilities containing over 40,000 spaces, however, over one-third of these spaces are managed and operated by Toronto Parking Authority on behalf of other City departments or agencies, including City Real Estate Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Toronto Transit Commission, Exhibition Place, and the Toronto Community Housing Corporation. While consultation usually occurs, in most of these facilities, the parking fees are set by the department or agency and reflect their policy objectives. In addition, there are 26 locations where garages or surface locations are leased from public or private landowners. The facilities where rates are set by the Toronto Parking Authority Board of Directors are subject to a comprehensive annual rate review. The next comprehensive review is scheduled for November 2019 for implementation in January 2020. Each year, the comprehensive review includes surveys of rates being charged by private parking competitors located in the vicinity of Toronto Parking Authority parking facilities. All of the Toronto Parking Authority's large garages had competitors identified as part of the 2019 rate review.

 

The primary objective of Toronto Parking Authority's rate setting process is to achieve high usage levels in its facilities. Toronto Parking Authority would not normally change rates where usage levels are low or declining. Toronto Parking Authority's service mandate is to serve short-stay, high turnover parkers. These are the customers to the City's businesses. The Toronto Parking Authority only accommodates longer stay parkers where all short-stay parkers have been served and additional space is available in the facility. Toronto Parking Authority's rate setting practices reflect this service mandate by having short-stay rates lower than most competitor rates. There are many other factors which influence parking behaviour and choice of parking location. These include selecting other travel modes, road congestion, and general traffic issues in the vicinity of a given facility and general economic conditions, either local to an area or on a more widespread basis.

 

There was an extensive series of rate adjustments implemented in early 2019 which impacted 93 of  Toronto Parking Authority's approximately 230 off-street locations. This report analyzes the effect that these price changes had in terms of usage levels and parking revenues as well as calculating the price elasticity associated with the changes. In general, with the exception of eight Toronto Parking Authority garages in the core commercial areas, the price adjustments resulted in no change in overall parking transactions in the 93 locations where they were implemented and generated 5.52 percent in additional revenue at these locations. Additional rate change recommendations will be considered by Toronto Parking Authority Board of Directors at their November 25, 2019 meeting. Toronto Parking Authority is projecting a total increase in 2019 revenues across all revenue streams of 2.4 percent for 2019 over 2018. This represents the results of the revenue increases at the car parks referenced in this report as well as car parks where rates were not increased and performance of the on-street metered parking program. There is also a brief description of the 2019 competitor rate analysis which is currently underway. Overall, private sector competitors were identified for the car parks in the core commercial areas, including the downtown, the midtown centers, and North York Centre. Results indicate that, as per Toronto Parking Authority policy, half-hour rates at Toronto Parking Authority locations are in most cases lower than the private sector while daily rates tend to be at, or near, the level of competitors.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 20, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Parking Authority on Parking Market Analysis for 2020 Toronto Parking Authority Budget Submission
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140608.pdf)

(September 18, 2019) Report and Attachments A and B from the Acting President, Toronto Parking Authority on Parking Market Analysis for 2020 Toronto Parking Authority Budget Submission
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140609.pdf)


4b Feasibility and Financial Impact of Extending Bike Share Toronto Travel Times and Ridership Impact from the Implementation of the Richmond-Adelaide and Bloor Street West Bike Lanes
Origin
(September 20, 2019) Letter from the Board of Directors of the Toronto Parking Authority
Summary

At its meeting of  September, 20, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Toronto Parking Authority:

 

1.  Referred the report (September 6, 2019) from the Acting President, Toronto Parking Authority, to the Budget Committee for consideration during the 2020 budget process.

 

This report responds to City Council's request to the Toronto Parking Authority Board to request the President, Toronto Parking Authority, to report to the Budget Committee on the following for consideration prior to the 2020 budget process:

 

a.  ridership changes at Bike Share stations directly adjacent to the Richmond/Adelaide and Bloor Street West bike lanes, from before implementation to implementation; and

 

b.  the feasibility and financial impact of extending Bike Share travel times from 30 minutes to 45 minutes for annual members.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 20, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Parking Authority on Feasibility and Financial Impact of Extending Bike Share Toronto Travel Times and Ridership Impact from the Implementation of the Richmond-Adelaide and Bloor Street West Bike Lanes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140611.pdf)

(September 6, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-6 from the Acting President, Toronto Parking Authority on Feasibility and Financial Impact of Extending Bike Share Toronto Travel Times and Ridership Impact from the Implementation of the Richmond-Adelaide and Bloor Street West Bike Lanes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140612.pdf)


4c Toronto Parking Authority - 2020 Operating Budget and 2020-2029 Capital Budget
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees, and labour relations or employee negotiations
Origin
(September 20, 2019) Letter from the Board of Directors of the Toronto Parking Authority
Summary

At its meeting of  September, 20, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Toronto Parking Authority:

 

1.  Approved the 2020 Operating Budget and 2020-2029 Capital Budget for Toronto Parking Authority, as outlined in the report (September 10, 2019) from the Acting President, Toronto Parking Authority.

 

2.  Forwarded the 2020 Operating Budget and 2020-2029 Capital Budget for Toronto Parking Authority, as outlined in the report (September 10, 2019) from the Acting President, Toronto Parking Authority, to City Council for consideration during the 2020 budget process.

 

3.  Directed that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (September 19, 2019) from the Acting President, Toronto Parking Authority, remain confidential in its entirety, as it pertains to personal matters about identifiable individuals, including municipal or local board employees, and labour relations or employee negotiations.

 

This report presents the 2020 Operating Budget and 2020-2029 Capital Budget to the Board of Directors of Toronto Parking Authority for approval, as referenced in Attachment 1 to the report dated September 10, 2019 (budgetTO 2020 Administrative Review - Toronto Parking Authority 2020 Operating Budget and 2020-2029 Capital Budget and Plan Submission).

Background Information (Committee)
(September 20, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Parking Authority on Toronto Parking Authority - 2020 Operating Budget and 2020-2029 Capital Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140615.pdf)

(September 10, 2019) Report from the Acting President, Toronto Parking Authority on Toronto Parking Authority - 2020 Operating Budget and 2020-2029 Capital Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140616.pdf)

Attachment 1 - budgetTO 2020 Administrative Review - Toronto Parking Authority 2020 Operating Budget and 2020-2029 Capital Budget and Plan Submission
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140617.pdf)

(September 19, 2019) Report from the Acting President, Toronto Parking Authority on Additional Information on Toronto Parking Authority - 2020 Operating Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140618.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - Additional Information Regarding Administration and Payroll Expenses

EX11.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Public Art Strategy (2020-2030)
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council adopt the Toronto Public Art Strategy (2020-2030), in Attachment 1 to the report (November 26, 2019) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Transportation Services. 

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with other impacted City Divisions, to report to the Executive Committee in the third quarter of 2020 with a detailed implementation plan for the Toronto Public Art Strategy (2020-2030).

 

3.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report to the Economic and Community Development Committee in the third quarter of 2020 with a programming and engagement plan for the Year of Public Art.

 

4.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the General Manager, Transportation Services, to submit costs related to the Year of Public Art for consideration as part of the 2020, 2021 and 2022 budget processes.

 

5.  City Council approve a one-year moratorium on accepting proposals for new donations of permanent works through the City's Public Art and Monuments Donations Policy, effective as of the approval of this recommendation by City Council.

Origin
(November 26, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

The Toronto Public Art Strategy (2020-2030) sets out a ten-year plan to enhance the City's commitment to public art. The strategy includes 21 actions to advance public art across the city, and heighten the impact of the City's public art programs for the benefit of all residents and visitors.

 

Following decades of commitment and leadership by the City, private developers, and community partners, Toronto is enriched by more than 1,500 works of public art that engage residents and visitors with the history, diversity, creativity and aspirations of our city. Public art has been leveraged as a tool for community development, civic engagement, and urban design, and has created significant opportunities for artists to advance their professional practice through high-profile public commissions.

 

The growth of public art in Toronto has been driven by the policies of the City of Toronto's Official Plan (section 3.1.4), and the strategic objectives of Council-endorsed plans such as the Graffiti Management Plan and the Culture Plan for the Creative City. To achieve the goals of these policies and plans, the City delivers three core public art programs – the City of Toronto Public Art and Monuments Collection, the Percent for Public Art Program, and StreetARToronto.

 

Together, these programs have had a major impact on the city's urban fabric, assembling a collection of public art that, in the number of works alone, is of international significance. At the same time, there is more to be done to ensure that the benefits of public art are felt city-wide, and to harness the potential of public art to advance broader city-building priorities, such as equity and inclusion, environmental resiliency, reconciliation with Indigenous communities, and place-making, among others. With a deliberate, ambitious vision, facilitated by greater and ongoing interdivisional collaboration, Toronto can be a global leader in public art.

 

Looking ahead, the City can build on its strong foundations to enhance the impact of public art for the benefit of all of Toronto. The Toronto Public Art Strategy seizes this opportunity by putting forward a vision to empower creativity and community, everywhere. This is a vision for a city committed to public art, accessible to all, that reinforces neighbourhood character, embraces excellence in design, and advances the careers of local artists.

 

The strategy is underpinned by a commitment to embed truth and reconciliation with Indigenous communities as foundational principles for public art. Not only is this commitment fundamental to addressing the deficit of Indigenous cultural representation in the public realm, but it also positions Toronto to build a collection of public art unlike any other in the world – one that is deeply connected to the cultural expression of Indigenous communities, and reflective of an aesthetic that is unique to our city.

 

The City will turn vision into action beginning with the Year of Public Art in 2021, a year-long celebration of art and community, and the first Toronto-wide programming initiative related to the new strategy. Planned highlights include a major expansion of Nuit Blanche to North York and Etobicoke, building on the success of the recent expansion to Scarborough; new funding for artists and community arts organizations to produce public art works city-wide in 2021, to be delivered by the Toronto Arts Council; and special programming partnerships with leading cultural institutions. The Year of Public Art will leave an enduring legacy through significant new commissions, increased support to artists working in the public realm, and by greatly diversifying the opportunities for meaningful engagement and interaction between artists, art and the public.

 

Lastly, this report recommends a one-year moratorium on accepting new donation proposals for permanent installations through the City's Public Art and Monuments Donations Policy, effective as of Council's approval of said recommendation. Staff are currently working with community partners to facilitate a wide range of public art and monuments donations. This includes identifying appropriate public land for donated works, and providing support throughout the competition, design and construction process. A temporary pause on accepting new proposals is needed in order to complete a backlog of current donation projects ahead of the Year of Public Art.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 26, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Transportation Services on Toronto Public Art Strategy (2020-2030)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140705.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Toronto Public Art Strategy (2020-2030)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140706.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Supplemental Jurisdictional Scan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140707.pdf)

Attachment 3 - "What We Heard" - Report on Community and Stakeholder Consultations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140703.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(December 10, 2019) Submission from Tim Kocur and Katherine Hebb, The Waterfront Business Improvement Area (EX.New.EX11.5.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-99671.pdf)


EX11.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 4 

Parkdale Hub Project - Feasibility Study
Communications EX11.6.3 and EX11.6.4 have been submitted on this Item.
Confidential Attachment - The report deals with a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the City of Toronto
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council direct CreateTO to lead and collaborate with City Real Estate Management, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Toronto Public Library, Housing Secretariat, and Toronto Parking Authority in Phase 2 of the Parkdale Hub feasibility study, which will include the development of the following:

 

- Schematic design;
- Heritage impact assessment;
- Construction phasing study;
- Operations and collaboration framework;
- Community engagement strategy;
- Programming model;
- Affordable housing model;
- Environmental studies; and
- Capital budget and financing model.
 

2.  City Council direct CreateTO to work with an architectural team to advance the schematic design for the Parkdale Hub site, with consideration to be given to the Conceptual Design and Massing Study shown in Attachment 4 to the report (December 5, 2019) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, with a view to initiating a rezoning process for the site.

 

3.  City Council direct CreateTO to consult with community stakeholders, including Toronto Artscape Inc., in the development of Phase 2 of the Parkdale Hub feasibility study.  

 

4. City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services to proceed with Phase 2 of the Parkdale Hub feasibility study, within the overall budget of $0.461 million, from the following sources:

 

a.  $0.144 million from the Development Charges Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR2116), with a related increase to the 2020 Staff Recommended Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, cost centre FH5417 in coordination with the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat for Council consideration through the 2020 Budget process; and

 

b.  $0.318 million from the 2019-2028 Council Approved Capital Budget and Plan for Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy under the Strategic Projects – Feasibility capital project account (CCA266-01).

 

5.  City Council, subject to the adoption of Recommendation 6 below, authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, as part of the 2020 Budget process, to provide additional funding for Phase 2 of the Parkdale Hub feasibility study, within an overall additional budget of $0.247 million, from the following sources:

 

a. up to $0.162 million from the Development Charges Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR2116), with a related increase to the 2020 Staff Recommended Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, cost centre FH5417 in coordination with the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat for Council consideration through the 2020 Budget process; and

 

b. up to $0.085 million from the 2019-2028 Council Approved Capital Budget and Plan for Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy under the Strategic Projects – Feasibility capital project account (CCA266-01).

 

6.  City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and CreateTO to initiate negotiations to acquire the property specified in Confidential Attachment 1 (the "Additional Property") to the report (December 5, 2019) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services for affordable housing purposes as part of the Parkdale Hub project, on the basis that any resulting transaction will be subject to approval by Council with a report that identifies budgeted funds being available for such purposes.

 

7.  City Council direct CreateTO to examine opportunities to fund the acquisition of the Additional Property and to report back through the CreateTO Board on the feasibility of a strategic acquisition for the Parkdale Hub project no later than the second quarter of 2020, on the basis that any resulting transaction will be subject to approval by Council with a report that identifies budgeted funds being available for such purposes.

 

8.  City Council request CreateTO, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to explore opportunities for increasing the density of affordable housing on the City-owned lands that comprise the Parkdale Hub site as well as on the Additional Property.

 

9.  City Council authorize the public release of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (December 5, 2019) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services following the completion of CreateTO's analysis on the Additional Property and the closing of any associated transaction(s).

 

10.  City Council request the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with CreateTO, and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, to include 1303 Queen Street West in the next group of Housing Now properties to be considered by City Council in 2020.

 

11.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to follow the guiding principles of the Housing Now Initiative, adopted by City Council at its December 4, 5 and 13 meeting in consideration of CC1.3 "Housing Now", in the implementation of the Parkdale Hub project.

 

12.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to provide key planning principles and guidelines for the Parkdale Hub project in keeping with the objectives and guiding principles of the Housing Now Initiative.

 

13.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services to convene a working group to develop an Operations and Collaboration Framework as part of Phase 2 of the Parkdale Hub feasibility study, to ensure the successful collocation of municipal and community programs with the Parkdale Hub site. Such Working Group to be comprised of senior management from the following City Divisions and Agencies:

 

- Parks, Forestry and Recreation;
- Toronto Public Library;
- Social Development, Finance and Administration;
- Housing Secretariat;
- Economic Development and Culture;
- City Manager's Office;
- Legal Services;
- CreateTO; and
- Corporate Real Estate Management.
 

14.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, in consultation with CreateTO, to report back to Executive Committee in the fourth quarter of 2020 with an update on Phase 2 of the Parkdale Hub feasibility study, including additional details on capital budget requirements and funding sources.

Origin
(December 5, 2019) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services
Summary

This report responds to City Council's request in 2017 for the three Deputy City Managers to convene an interdivisional agency table to determine the feasibility of a coordinated plan for City-owned properties located at 1313, 1303 Queen Street West and 220 Cowan Avenue. An interdivisional team of staff coordinated through the City-wide Real Estate Model has now completed the first phase of a feasibility study, which included due diligence investigations, vision development with stakeholder groups, community engagement and a high-level design study to identify possible approaches to redeveloping these properties, together with the Toronto Parking Authority surface parking lot at 1325 Queen Street West (collectively, the "Parkdale Hub site"), in a coordinated manner. This report provides an overview of the preliminary findings of the feasibility study and makes recommendations for next steps in advancing the Parkdale Hub project as a transformational City-building opportunity that maximizes social benefit and affordable housing.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 5, 2019) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services on Parkdale Hub Project - Feasibility Study
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140937.pdf)

Attachments 1 to 3
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140939.pdf)

Attachment 4
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140940.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services on Parkdale Hub Project - Feasibility Study - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140684.pdf)

Speakers

Karla Villanueva Danan, Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre
LoriAnn Girvan, Artscape
Michael Rosenberg
Jared Epp
Mercedes Sharpe Zayas
Councillor Gord Perks

Communications (Committee)
(December 10, 2019) E-mail from Ric Amis, Parkdale Residents Association (EX.Supp.EX11.6.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-99670.pdf)

(December 11, 2019) Submission from Karla Villanueva Danan, Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (EX.New.EX11.6.2)
Communications (City Council)
(December 16, 2019) Letter from Mark J. Richardson, Technical Lead, HousingNowTO.com (CC.New.EX11.6.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99893.pdf)

(December 17, 2019) Letter from Heather Marshall, Campaigns Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance  (CC.New.EX11.6.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99838.pdf)


EX11.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Metrolinx's Union Station Enhancement Project - Package 1
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager to report back to the Executive Committee with details of the proposed expropriation of City-owned land for the Union Station Enhancement Project, Package 1, after formal notice of the proposed expropriation is received from Metrolinx.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Manager to continue negotiations with Metrolinx on the revised terms of the Design and Construction Agreement for the implementation of the Union Station Enhancement Project, Package 1 and report back to the Executive Committee on the recommended terms of the Agreement following the conclusion of negotiations.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Manager to waive the City's right to request a Hearing of Necessity for the proposed expropriation of City-owned land for the Union Station Enhancement Project, Package 1.

Origin
(December 3, 2019) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services
Summary

This report provides an update on the negotiations with Metrolinx on the necessary agreements for the design and construction of Metrolinx's Union Station Enhancement Project, Package 1, for a new south concourse.

 

Over the past year, the City of Toronto (the "City") and Metrolinx have been actively pursuing negotiations on a framework agreement to ensure Metrolinx is able to access City-owned property that it requires to deliver the Union Station Enhancement Project, Package 1. In the interest of ensuring expedient progress on this project, Metrolinx has recently advised City staff that it intends to expropriate the City-owned land to the south of Union Station, airspace above both York Street and Bay Street at track level, along with certain portions of the Station that are required for the construction of the new south concourse. Metrolinx has committed to continuing negotiations with the City while the expropriation process unfolds in the aim of reaching a friendly agreement to acquire City property it needs to advance work on the Union Station Enhancement Project.

 

To avoid delaying the Union Station Enhancement Project, Package 1, this report requests authorization to waive the City's right to request a Hearing of Necessity for the proposed expropriation of City property. A Hearing of Necessity can be requested to establish whether the expropriation is "fair, sound and reasonably necessary," however the outcome is not binding upon the expropriating authority. Accordingly, this request would only serve to delay the expropriation process and would not impact the outcome.

 

In addition, Metrolinx has indicated that it is committed to continue negotiations on the Design and Construction Agreement with the City to allow Metrolinx to integrate new infrastructure into the City's existing base building services.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 3, 2019) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services on Update on Metrolinx's Union Station Enhancement Project - Package 1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140661.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Union Station Enhancement Project Package 1 - Layouts and Renderings
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140842.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Union Station Enhancement Project Package 1 - Metrolinx's City Property Requirements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140864.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Union Station Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140892.pdf)

Speakers

Hamish Wilson


EX11.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2020 Tax Supported Interim Operating and Capital Budget Estimates
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the 2020 Tax Supported Interim Operating Budget Estimates totalling $5.742 billion as detailed by City Program and Agency in Appendix 1 to the report (November 27, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Origin
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

The 2020 Tax Supported Operating and Capital Budgets are scheduled for Council approval in mid- February of 2020. The purpose of this report is to establish the 2020 Tax Supported Interim Operating and Capital Estimates in order to enable Tax Supported 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 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets are approved by City Council. 

 

The 2020 Tax Supported Interim Operating Estimates are $5.742 billion gross and require cash outflow funding of $4.808 billion. The 2020 Tax Supported Interim Capital Estimates total $3.391 billion and require debenture financing of $1.491 billion.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 27, 2019) Report and Appendix 1 and 2 from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on 2020 Tax Supported Interim Operating and Capital Budget Estimates
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140681.pdf)


EX11.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 13 

Development Charge and Education Development Charge Complaint - 55-63 Charles Street East
Statutory - Development Charges Act, SO 1997
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council authorize the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, in consultation with the City Solicitor and the Chief Building Official, to reimburse MOD Developments (Charles) LP, an amount up to $2,463,060.00 of City's Development Charges and $179,300.00 of Toronto District Catholic School Board's Education Development Charges for the 100 rental-replacement units at 55-63 Charles Street East.  Such funds to be withdrawn from the associated development charge reserve accounts.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee held a statutory public meeting on December 11, 2019 and notice was given in accordance with the Development Charges Act and the Education Act.

Origin
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report responds to a complaint filed pursuant to Section 20 of the Development Charge Act, 1997 and Education Development Charges Act relating to a construction project for an apartment building containing 541 condominium apartments and 100 rental-replacement units located at 55-63 Charles Street East.

 

On July 16, 2019 the City Council approved redevelopment of the Subject Lands but place a number of conditions on the issuance of a demolition permit. 

 

The applicant, MOD Developments (Charles) LP, asserts that they should have received a demolition reduction against the City's Development Charges and Toronto District Catholic School Board's Education Development Charges for the existing 100 rental units that will be demolished.  

 

In the case of redevelopment, the development charges payable may be reduced by an amount calculated by multiplying applicable per unit charge by the number of dwelling units that will be demolished or converted to another type of residential or non-residential use. The reduction was not applied because under the bylaw a demolition permit needs to be obtained prior to application for a full building permit.

 

The above grade structural part permit was applied for on September 25, 2019 and issued on October 31, 2019.  Development Charges were assessed for all new units and paid for on October 31, 2019.  Application for demolition permit was made on November 12, 2019.

 

City Staff has reviewed the complaint and is of the opinion that the Development Charges by-law was applied properly and no error was made in the calculation of the charges.

 

Nevertheless, staff believe it is not the intention of the Development Charge by-law or Educational Development Charge by-law to deny demolition reduction when construction proceeds promptly after demolition as in this case. Therefore, staff recommend that Council reimburse applicant for the amount in dispute.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Development Charge and Education Development Charge Complaint - 55-63 Charles Street East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140688.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Complaint letter from Goodmans Barristers & Solicitors dated November 4, 2019
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140689.pdf)

Speakers

Andrew Baker, Counsel to the Toronto Catholic District School Board
David Bronskill, Counsel to the Applicant

Communications (Committee)
(December 11, 2019) Submission from Andrew Baker, Counsel to the Toronto Catholic District School Board  (EX.New.EX11.9.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-99682.pdf)


EX11.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2018 Office of Emergency Management Update
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the report (November 25, 2019) from the Director, Office of Emergency Management for information.

Origin
(November 25, 2019) Report from the Director, Office of Emergency Management
Summary

This report provides an overview of the Toronto Office of Emergency Management's activities in 2018. This report also advises City Council of the Toronto Office of Emergency Management's non-competitive procurement of services from the Canadian Red Cross to support the response to the evacuation of 650 Parliament Street on August 21, 2018. As per Section 7.4 of the Purchasing By-law, Chapter 195, the Toronto Office of Emergency Management must report to City Council for their information on all non-competitive procurements exceeding $500,000 that are required as a result of an emergency.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 25, 2019) Revised Report from the Director, Office of Emergency Management on 2018 Office of Emergency Management Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140881.pdf)

(November 25, 2019) Report from the Director, Office of Emergency Management on 2018 Office of Emergency Management Update

EX11.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) Council Advisory Body
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council establish a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) Council Advisory Body, in accordance with the Terms of Reference in Attachment 1 to the report (November 27, 2019) from the Chief People Officer, People and Equity, for the term ending November 14, 2022 or until their mandate is completed within the 2018 to 2022 term.

Origin
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Chief People Officer, People and Equity
Summary

This report responds to 2017 EX28.9 Developing Terms of Reference for a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) Council Advisory Body. It seeks approval of the proposed terms of reference and appointment process outlined in this report.

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) communities experience higher levels of harassment, discrimination and violence. Research and consultations with the community has also identified that members of the community experience barriers in accessing City services. These trends support the creation of a mechanism for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) Torontonians to inform Council and the City’s decision-making processes. 

 

After engaging Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) stakeholders, City staff are recommending the creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) Council Advisory Body.  This advisory body will advise on identified priority issues to support the elimination of barriers and inequities experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) communities in accessing City of Toronto programs and services.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 27, 2019) Revised Report from the Chief People Officer on Creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit Council Advisory Body
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140876.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Terms of Reference for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit Council Advisory Body
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140712.pdf)

(November 27, 2019) Report from the Chief People Officer on Creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit Council Advisory Body

EX11.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Improving Communications for Toronto Hydro Projects
Bill 1738 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.   City Council amend the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 743, Streets and Sidewalks Use of, Section 743-6 Part D to read as follows:

 

The applicant shall, prior to and during the performance of the work, provide the following methods of notification and information to the public in such manner as directed by the General Manager in the permit:

 

(1) The applicant shall issue a printed public notice to the occupants of property impacted by the work which shall provide information on the type of work to be undertaken, details on the type of road repairs, the expected duration of the work, the expected timing for permanent repair of the street, and an orthophoto clearly identifying the subject property, location of work and property line.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to revise the Municipal Consent Requirements for the Installation of Plant Within City of Toronto Streets to address large scale pole replacement projects and to amend Chapter 5 - Above Ground Plant: Notifications to read as follows:

 

 The Applicant shall provide written notification and/or concurrence to all adjacent properties, and all properties that will face or will have a line of sight to the proposed plant.  Such notification shall outline the nature of the work, describe the size and appearance of the proposed plant, and include an orthophoto clearly identifying the subject property, location of the proposed plant and property line.  The notice shall include the phone number of the contact person at the Applicant's office.

Origin
(November 27, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

In March of 2019, the City Ombudsman reported to City Council with the results from an enquiry related to Toronto Hydro's "Project Carlaw" pole replacement project in former Ward 30.  This enquiry stemmed from six complaints from Toronto residents.  Among other concerns, all six residents complained that Toronto Hydro was installing new hydro poles in front of their homes without notice and some reported poor customer service, including delayed, incomplete or rude responses to their questions or complaints.  The Ombudsman's report made several recommendations to improve the fairness of Toronto Hydro's service to residents.

 

City Council adopted the Ombudsman's report and in doing so requested a report back to Executive Committee to determine whether Toronto Hydro's new constituent communications plan meets the current City of Toronto standard for neighbourhood communications and requested a review of the Enquiry Report (February 13, 2019) on Project Carlaw from the Ombudsman and the Municipal Consent Requirements to determine how overall compliance with current policies can be strengthened.

 

This report responds to City Council's request by commenting on Toronto Hydro's constituent communications plan, it identifies enhancements to the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 743, Use of Streets and Sidewalks, Municipal Consent Requirements for the Installation of Plant Within City of Toronto Streets, and existing procedures to strengthen current policies and enforce compliance of Toronto Hydro pole replacements.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 27, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Improving Communications for Toronto Hydro Projects
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140708.pdf)


EX11.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 24 

Request to Establish a Community Police Office at 200 Poplar Road
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board, as part of the newly announced neighbourhood officers' program, to establish a Community Police Office at 200 Poplar Road, in the Community of Scarborough-Guildwood.

Origin
(November 27, 2019) Member Motion from Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Shelley Carroll
Summary

City Council on November 26 and 27, 2019, referred Motion MM12.4 to the Executive Committee.

 

The purpose of this Motion is to request City of Toronto Council's support in requesting the Toronto Police Services Board, through the newly announced neighbourhood officers' program, to establish a Community Police Office in Scarborough-Guildwood at 200 Poplar Road, the former site of Sir Robert Borden Collegiate Institute, as this new neighbourhood officers' program has been created to better serve and enhance community policing.

 

Establishing a Police Office at 200 Poplar Road located on a residential street would serve the Scarborough-Guildwood Community well.

 

Given that the City of Toronto is finalizing the purchase of the former school located at this site, it is an opportunity to enhance the police work in the community.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 27, 2019) Member Motion from Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Shelley Carroll on Request to establish a Community Police Office at 200 Poplar Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140726.pdf)


EX11.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

City of Toronto Investment Report for the Year 2018 and the Six Month Period Ending June 30, 2019
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council receive the report (November 27, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for information.

Origin
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the following information:

 

1.  Performance of the Funds for 2018, and the first half of 2019

2.  General Market Update and Benchmark Performance

 

The City's General Group of Funds (General Fund) that holds the City's working capital and the amounts designated for the City's reserves and reserve funds earned:

 

- $156.5 million in 2018 (2.7 percent rate of return);
- $39.4 million in the first quarter of 2019 (3.0 percent annualized rate of return);
- $122.5 million in the second quarter of 2019 (8.5 percent annualized rate of return);
- $161.9 million earned year-to-date as at June 30, 2019 (5.8 percent annualized rate of return).
 

The City's Sinking Fund portfolio that holds funds for future debt repayments earned:

 

- $54.1 million in 2018 (3.2 percent rate of return);
- $12.3 million in the first quarter of 2019 (3.1 percent annualized rate of return);
- $39.9 million in the second quarter of 2019 (9.4 percent annualized rate of return);
- $52.2 million earned year-to-date as at June 30, 2019 (6.3 percent annualized rate of return).
 

Since January 1, 2018, the City's long-term investments have been managed by the Toronto Investment Board under a new Council adopted Investment Policy which is based on the prudent investor standard. As of May 1, 2019, seventy percent of the Sinking Fund and the Long Term Fund have been managed by four external fixed income managers selected by the Toronto Investment Board. As at June 30, 2019, agreements with the global equity fund managers were being negotiated, and the process of selecting real asset fund managers was on-going.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 27, 2019) Report and Attachments 1 - 3 from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on City of Toronto Investment Report for the Year 2018 and the Six Month Period Ending June 30, 2019
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140704.pdf)


EX11.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Capital Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve in-year budget adjustments to the 2019-2028 Approved Capital Budget and Plan as detailed in Appendix 4 to the report (November 29, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer that result in no incremental impact on debt financing.

Origin
(November 29, 2019) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
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, 2019, as well as projected expenditures to December 31, 2019. Furthermore, this report seeks Council's approval for in-year budget adjustments to the 2019 Approved Capital Budget that have no impact on 2019 approved debt.

 

As illustrated in Table 1 below, City's 2019 capital expenditure was $2.237 billion or 39.3 percent of the 2019 capital budget of $5.689 billion for the period ended September 30, 2019 and is projecting to expend $3.945 billion or 69.3 percent by December 31, 2019.

 

Table 1 - Capital Variance Summary

 

2019 Approved Budget*

Actual Expenditures -

January to September

Projected Expenditures - January to December

 

$M

$M

Percent

$M

Percent

City Operations

1,968

679

34.5 percent

1,269

64.5 percent

Agencies

2,592

1,002

38.7 percent

1,699

65.6 percent

Subtotal - Tax Supported

4,560

1,682

36.9 percent

2,968

65.1

percent

Rate Supported

1,129

555

49.2 percent

977

86.5 percent

TOTAL

5,689

2,237

39.3 percent

3,945

69.3 percent

*Note: Includes 2018 carry forward funding and 2019 in-year adjustments

 

The Capital spending pattern for the first nine month typically ranges between 32 percent and 37 percent of the total Council Approved Capital Budget. Total City projected spend of 69.3 percent by year-end is comprised of a Tax Supported Programs spending rate of 65.1 percent and a Rate Supported Programs spending rate of 86.5 percent. 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 details the 6 completed capital projects that have a combined budget of $8.3 million that are ready to be closed. They have been completed under budget, realizing underspending of $1.6 million.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 29, 2019) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Capital Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140671.pdf)

Appendix 1 - 2019 Capital Variance and Projection Summary for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140894.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Capital Projects for Closure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140895.pdf)

Appendix 3 - Major Capital Projects
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140896.pdf)

Revised Appendix 4 - In-Year Adjustments for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140897.pdf)

Appendix 5 - Capital Variance Dashboard by Program and Agency
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140898.pdf)


16a Capital Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
Origin
(December 6, 2019) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with the City of Toronto capital spending for the nine month period ended September 30, 2019, as well as projected expenditures to December 31, 2019. Furthermore, this report seeks Council's approval for in-year budget adjustments to the 2019 Approved Capital Budget that have no impact on 2019 approved debt.

 

As illustrated in Table 1 below, City's 2019 capital expenditure was $2.237 billion or 39.3 percent of the 2019 capital budget of $5.689 billion for the period ended September 30, 2019 and is projecting to expend $3.945 billion or 69.3 percent by December 31, 2019.

 

Table 1 - Capital Variance Summary

 

 

2019 Approved Budget*

Actual Expenditures -

January to September

Projected Expenditures - January to December

 

$M

$M

Percent

$M

Percent

City Operations

1,968

679

34.5 percent

1,269

64.5 percent

Agencies

2,592

1,002

38.7 percent

1,699

65.6 percent

Subtotal - Tax Supported

4,560

1,682

36.9 percent

2,968

65.1 percent

Rate Supported

1,129

555

49.2 percent

977

86.5 percent

TOTAL

5,689

2,237

39.3 percent

3,945

69.3 percent

 

*Note: Includes 2018 carry forward funding and 2019 in-year adjustments

 

The Capital spending pattern for the first nine month typically ranges between 32 percent and 37 percent of the total Council Approved Capital Budget. Total City projected spend of 69.3 percent by year-end is comprised of a Tax Supported Programs spending rate of 65.1 percent and a Rate Supported Programs spending rate of 86.5 percent. 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 details the 6 completed capital projects that have a combined budget of $8.3 million that are ready to be closed. They have been completed under budget, realizing underspending of $1.6 million.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 6, 2019) Letter from the Budget Committee on Capital Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140948.pdf)


EX11.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Operating Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the budget adjustments and any associated complement changes detailed in Appendix D to the report (November 20, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to amend the 2019 Approved Operating Budget, such adjustments to have no impact on the 2019 Approved Net Operating Budget of the City.

Origin
(November 20, 2019) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with the Operating Variance for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 as well as projections to year-end. This report also requests City Council's approval for amendments to the 2019 Approved Operating Budget that have no impact on the City's 2019 Approved Net Operating Budget.

 

The following table summarizes the financial position of the City's Tax Supported Operations as of September 30, 2019 and the projection at year-end:

 

Table 1 - Tax Supported Operating Variance Summary

  

Variance ($M)

Favourable / (Unfavourable)

2019 Q3 YTD

2019 Year-End Projection

 

Budget

Actual

Var

Budget

Actual

Var

City Operations

1,659.6

1,605.9

53.8

2,289.0

2,243.2

45.8

Agencies

1,555.0

1,545.3

9.7

2,142.1

2,138.2

3.8

Corporate Accounts

(4.8)

(193.1)

188.2

(75.2)

(240.1)

165.0

Total Variance

3,209.8

2,958.1

251.7

4,355.9

4,141.3

214.6

Less: Toronto Building*

(9.0)

(29.8)

20.8

(16.9)

(49.7)

32.9

Adjusted Variance

3,218.8

2,987.9

230.9

4,372.8

4,191.0

181.7

Percent of Gross Budget

 

 

2.4 percent

 

 

1.3 percent

* 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, 2019 Tax Supported Operations experienced a favourable net variance of $251.7 million or 7.8 percent of planned expenditures. The key factors contributing to the favourable year-to-date variance are:

 

- Year-to-date net under expenditure in City Operations is primarily due to lower than planned salary and benefits while sustaining current service levels, as well as higher than planned revenue in Fire Services, Municipal Licensing & Standards, and Toronto Building. Favourable year-to-date variance was partially offset by over spending in Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.
 

- Favourable net expenditures in agencies driven by under expenditures in TO Live and Toronto Transit Commission, as well as higher cost recoveries and miscellaneous revenue for the Toronto Police Service.
 

- Favourable revenue from Interest/Investment Earnings and Municipal Land Transfer Tax, as well as lower than planned Debt Charges.

 
For year-end, the City is projecting a net favourable variance of $181.7 million or 1.9 percent of the 2019 Gross Operating Budget of $13,471 million, adjusted for Toronto Building. The favourable variance is partially offset by Shelter, Support and Housing Administration due to continued high demand for Hostel Services.

 

Excluding the one-time capital gain realized during the transition of investment portfolios in the Corporate Accounts (Interest/Investment Earnings) as well under expenditures for internal loans, the City is projecting a net favourable adjusted variance of $71.6 million or 0.5 percent of the 2019 Gross Operating Budget. 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 E.

 

Rate Supported Programs:

 

Rate Supported Programs reported a favourable year-to-date variance of $64.9 million. The favourable variance is attributed to gross under expenditures in salary and benefits while maintaining service levels, earlier than planned receipt of revenue as well as higher consumption volumes, and one-time capital gain from the sale of property. At year-end, a favourable projected variance is anticipated to be $96.3 million that is primarily driven by gross under spending in Toronto Water and higher revenues from Solid Waste Management.

 

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 capital repairs and maintenance.

 

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

  

Variance ($M)

Favourable / (Unfavourable)

2019 Q3 YTD

2019 Year-End Projection

 

Budget

Actual

Var

Budget

Actual

Var

Solid Waste Management Services

(5.6)

(23.0)

17.4

0.0

(51.6)

51.6

Toronto Parking Authority

(49.6)

(58.5)

8.9

(66.5)

(73.3)

6.8

Toronto Water

(1.1)

(39.7)

38.6

0.0

(37.9)

37.9

Total Variance

(56.4)

(121.3)

64.9

(66.5)

(162.8)

96.3

 

Background Information (Committee)
(November 20, 2019) Report and Appendices A to E from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Operating Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140672.pdf)


17a Operating Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
Origin
(December 6, 2019) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with the Operating Variance for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 as well as projections to year-end. This report also requests City Council's approval for amendments to the 2019 Approved Operating Budget that have no impact on the City's 2019 Approved Net Operating Budget.

 

The following table summarizes the financial position of the City's Tax Supported Operations as of September 30, 2019 and the projection at year-end:

 

Table 1 - Tax Supported Operating Variance Summary

 

Variance ($M)

Favourable /

(Unfavourable)

2019 Q3 YTD

2019 Year-End Projection

 

Budget

Actual

Var

Budget

Actual

Var

City Operations

1,659.6

1,605.9

53.8

2,289.0

2,243.2

45.8

Agencies

1,555.0

1,545.3

9.7

2,142.1

2,138.2

3.8

Corporate Accounts

(4.8)

(193.1)

188.2

(75.2)

(240.1)

165.0

Total Variance

3,209.8

2,958.1

251.7

4,355.9

4,141.3

214.6

Less: Toronto Building*

(9.0)

(29.8)

20.8

(16.9)

(49.7)

32.9

Adjusted Variance

3,218.8

2,987.9

230.9

4,372.8

4,191.0

181.7

% of Gross Budget

 

 

2.4 percent

 

 

1.3 percent

Background Information (Committee)
(December 6, 2019) Letter from the Budget Committee on Operating Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140922.pdf)


EX11.19

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Information and Technology 2019-2028 Capital Plan Adjustments and Accelerations/Deferrals
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the deferral and acceleration of funds in Information and Technology's 2019 Council Approved Capital Budget and 2020-2028 Capital Plan in the amount of $3.463M as detailed in Schedule Attachment 1, "Appendix 1 – IT Capital Budget Accelerations/Deferrals" to the report (November 21, 2019) from the Chief Technology Officer, Information and Technology, with a zero gross and net debt impact.

Origin
(November 21, 2019) Report from the Chief Technology Officer, Information and Technology
Summary

The purpose of this report is to amend Information and Technology's 2019 Council Approved Capital Budget and 2020-2028 Capital Plan. The amendments will have a zero gross and net debt impact. It will better align 2019 and future cash flows with Information and Technology's capital project delivery schedule and program requirements supporting modernization and outcomes to improve the City's service delivery.  These changes do not affect individual project deliverables, schedules and/or scope.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 21, 2019) Report from the Chief Technology Officer, Information and Technology on Information and Technology 2019-2028 Capital Plan Adjustments and Accelerations/Deferrals
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140494.pdf)

Appendix A - Accelerations and Deferrals between 2019, 2020 and 2021
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140495.pdf)


19a Information and Technology 2019-2028 Capital Plan Adjustments and Accelerations/Deferrals
Origin
(December 6, 2019) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to amend Information and Technology's 2019 Council Approved Capital Budget and 2020-2028 Capital Plan. The amendments will have a zero gross and net debt impact. It will better align 2019 and future cash flows with Information and Technology's capital project delivery schedule and program requirements supporting modernization and outcomes to improve the City's service delivery.  These changes do not affect individual project deliverables, schedules and/or scope.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 6, 2019) Letter from the Chair of the Budget Committee on Information and Technology 2019-2028 Capital Plan Adjustments and Accelerations/Deferrals
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140949.pdf)


EX11.20

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee - Frequency of Meetings and Quorum
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee Terms of Reference as follows:

 

a.  amend Section C.4. so that it now reads as follows:

 

"4.  The Advisory Committee will hold up to four six meetings per year at the call of the Chair or Co-Chairs."

 

b.  add a provision that sets the quorum necessary for a Committee meeting at 30 percent of members.

Origin
(November 27, 2019) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee
Summary

At its meeting on November 22, 2019, the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee considered Item AA2.6 and recommended to Executive Committee that City Council amend the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee Terms of Reference.

 

From letter (November 6, 2019) from Angus D. Palmer, Member, Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee:

 

I do not believe that four meetings per year is a sufficient number to permit the Committee to provide timely input to the range of issues which the Committee can reasonably be expected to deal with. At the same time, I am concerned that a requirement to have a minimum of 50 percent of the Committee in attendance at all times in order for business to be conducted runs the risk of having already infrequent meetings even less frequent in the event that, for some reason, quorum cannot be obtained.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 27, 2019) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee on Frequency of Meetings and Quorum
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140668.pdf)

(November 6, 2019) Letter from Angus D. Palmer, Member, Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee on Frequency of Meetings and Quorum
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140669.pdf)


EX11.21

ACTION 

 

 

 

City of Toronto Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2020-2025
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

                                                   

1.  City Council adopt the City of Toronto Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2020-2025 in Appendix A to the report (October 21, 2019) from the Chief People Officer, People and Equity.

Origin
(November 1, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee
Summary

At its meeting of November 1, 2019, the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee considered Item DI6.4 and recommended to Executive Committee that City Council adopt the City of Toronto Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2020-2025 found in Appendix A to the report (October 21, 2019) from the Chief People Officer, People and Equity. 

 

This report responds to the requirement under both the City' of Toronto's Corporate Accessibility Policy (adopted by Council on June 28, 2018) and the legislative requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 for a City of Toronto Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.

 

The 2020-2025 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan outlines outcomes and initiatives that reaffirm the City's commitment to an accessible City and building an equitable and inclusive society that values the contributions of people with disabilities. The Multi-Year Accessibility Plan provides a roadmap for the identification, removal and prevention of accessibility barriers, will improve awareness and understanding of requirements, and help embed accessibility into all City operations.

 

The City's Multi-Year Accessibility Plan is a key component of the City's accessibility framework which outlines how the City will provide an accessible environment in which people with disabilities can access the City's goods, services and facilities, including all buildings, public spaces, information and communications, and employment opportunities in a way that meets their individual needs. The City is equally committed to supporting City employees through advice, policies, tools, resources and governance structures that promote an inclusive workplace and support employees in providing accessible goods, services and facilities.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 1, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee on City of Toronto Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2020-2025
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140421.pdf)

(October 21, 2019) Report from the Chief People Officer, People and Equity on City of Toronto Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2020-2025
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140422.pdf)

Revised Appendix A - City of Toronto Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2020-2025
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140423.pdf)


EX11.23

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Transit Commission Wheel-Trans Update on Appeal Process and Service Enhancements
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to request Wheel-Trans staff to meet with parents, grandparents and caregivers of infants and children as soon as possible to streamline the process of bringing strollers onto Wheel-Trans vehicles to ensure accessible and consistent services across the system, and to provide an update to the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee in the first quarter of 2020.

Origin
(November 1, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee
Summary

At its meeting of November 1, 2019, the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee considered Item DI6.5 and among other things, recommended to the Executive Committee that City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to request Wheel-Trans staff to meet with parents, grandparents and caregivers of infants and children as soon as possible to streamline the process of bringing strollers onto Wheel-Trans vehicles to ensure accessible and consistent services across the system, and to provide an update to the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee in the first quarter of 2020.

 

Dwayne Geddes, Head of Toronto Transit Commission Wheel-Trans; Cameron Penman, Manager, Customer Service; Dean Milton, Manager, Strategic Initiatives; and Lodon Hassan, Assistant Manager, Customer Service will provide an overview on the Toronto Transit Commission Wheel-Trans appeal process and service enhancements.  The presentation will include information on the appeal process, re-registration, family of services and door to door service.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 1, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee on TTC Wheel-Trans Update on Appeal Process and Service Enhancements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140424.pdf)

Presentation from the Head of Wheel-Trans on TTC Wheel-Trans Update on Service Enhancements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140425.pdf)

Letter from the Toronto Transit Commission Board on City Council Transmittal - Wheel-Trans Appeal Process
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140426.pdf)


EX11.24

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Relocation of the Etobicoke Civic Centre
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize CreateTO to proceed with Phase Three of the Major Capital Project Approval Process, including Detail Design, Contract Documents and Tender, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services.

 

2.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and CreateTO to review opportunities to address the projected capital funding gap through future year budget processes, including the following options:

 

a.  exchange the use of unplanned office space in the new Etobicoke Civic Centre to the Toronto District School Board in return for the Toronto District School Board lands adjacent to the existing Etobicoke Civic Centre;

 

b.  identify third-party tenants to occupy unplanned office space in new Etobicoke Civic Centre and the potential to use such revenue sources to secure recoverable debt;

 

c.  identify other sources of capital including grants and financing programs available from the Provincial and Federal Governments; and

 

d.  maximize density opportunities within the appropriate City Planning context on City-owned property at Bloor/Islington, Westwood Theatre Lands, and current Etobicoke Civic Centre.

 

3. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, in collaboration with CreateTO, to apply ModernTO standards in planning office space requirements at the new Etobicoke Civic Centre.

 

4. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and CreateTO to consult with relevant stakeholders regarding the Etobicoke Civic Centre relocation initiative, including members of the Etobicoke York Community Council and impacted City Divisions, Agencies and Corporations.

 

5. City Council direct CreateTO, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, to report back to the Board of Directors of CreateTO and City Council in the fourth quarter of 2021 on the results of the Phase Three work, including tendered cost estimates, proposed funding model, and final business case including complete financials for the overall project with the recommended contract award.

Origin
(November 25, 2019) Letter from the Board of Directors of CreateTO
Summary

At its meeting on November 25, 2019, the Board of Directors of CreateTO considered Item RA9.4 - Relocation of the Etobicoke Civic Centre - Update and Next Steps and made recommendations to City Council.

 

The purpose of the report (November 15, 2019) from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO is to inform the Board of Directors of CreateTO (the "Board") and City Council regarding the results of the work completed for Phase Two of the Major Capital Project Approval Process and to request City Council approval to proceed with Phase Three at a cost of $26.13 million, including Detail Design, Contract Documents and Tender. Upon receipt of a positive recommendation by the Board, this report will be transmitted to City Council for approval.

 

This report seeks to reinforce the Board and City Council's commitment to relocate the existing, outdated Etobicoke Civic Centre to the Westwood Theatre Lands as an integral City Building initiative. The establishment of this new civic centre will provide much needed services for a growing West District and act as a catalyst for revitalization of the Etobicoke City Centre. Additional social, economic, and financial benefits include:

 

- New civic and community infrastructure, including a recreation centre, library, childcare, and public square;

 

- Replacement of the existing old, functionally obsolete and costly Etobicoke Civic Centre facility;

 

- Positioning of municipal services at a transit hub, improving access for residents, staff and visitors;

 

- Improved public realm through internationally renowned, state of the art design;

 

- Support for TransformTO by building a Net-Zero community and incorporation of district energy systems;

 

- Support for ModernTO with efficient municipal office spaces and redistribution of jobs to Etobicoke;

 

- Prudent financial plan with significant funding contributed from unlocking underutilized City-owned land in the West District.

 

In November 2017, City Council accepted the selection of the winning design for the new Etobicoke Civic Centre and directed staff to proceed with Phase Two of the Major Capital Project Approval Process ("Phase Two"). Completed Phase Two activities include stakeholder consultations, detailed building program, site investigation, schematic design, class C cost estimates and updated project budget schedule. Details respecting these activities are provided in this report.

 

If approved by Council, CreateTO, in consultation with City staff, will proceed to Phase Three of the Major Capital Project Approval Process ("Phase Three"), which includes Detail Design, Contract Documents and Tender. Staff will report back to the Board and City Council in the fourth quarter of 2021 with the results of the Phase Three work, including tendered cost estimates, proposed funding model, and final business case for the overall project with the recommended contract award.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 25, 2019) Letter from the Board of Directors of CreateTO on Relocation of the Etobicoke Civic Centre - Update and Next Steps
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140635.pdf)

(November 15, 2019) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO on the Relocation of the Etobicoke Civic Centre - Update and Next Steps
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140636.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Schematic Design/Built Form Rendering
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140637.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Westwood Theatre Lands Block Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140638.pdf)


EX11.25

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

St. Lawrence Centre Redevelopment
December 17, 2019:

The Speaker ruled that Confidential Attachment 1 to this Item was public. The Attachment has been posted on the item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council support the redevelopment concept for the St. Lawrence Centre, described as Option 2 in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 7, 2019) from the President and Chief Executive Officer, TO Live.

 

2. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 7, 2019) from the President and Chief Executive Officer, TO Live remains confidential in its entirety as it pertains to a plan to be applied to any negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of the Board of Directors of TO Live.

Origin
(November 19, 2019) Letter from the Board of Directors of TO Live
Summary

At its meeting of November 19, 2019, the Board of Directors of TO Live considered Item CT7.6 and among other things, recommended that City Council support the redevelopment concept for the St. Lawrence Centre, described as Option 2 in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 7, 2019) from the President and Chief Executive Officer, TO Live.

 

The purpose of the report (November 7, 2019) from the President and Chief Executive Officer, TO Live is to provide the Board of Directors of TO Live with an update on the options considered for the redevelopment of the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts and recommend a full redevelopment and seek instructions on the process and next steps.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 19, 2019) Letter from the Board of Directors of TO Live on St. Lawrence Centre Redevelopment - Options Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140416.pdf)

(November 7, 2019) Report from the President and Chief Executive Officer, TO Live on St. Lawrence Centre Redevelopment - Options Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140417.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - St. Lawrence Centre Redevelopment Options Review
Background Information (City Council)
(December 17, 2019) Confidential Attachment 1 made public at City Council on December 17, 2019
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-141255.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(December 9, 2019) Letter from Clyde Wagner, TO Live (EX.Supp.EX11.25.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-99667.pdf)


EX11.26

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

City Building Fund
Communications EX11.26.2 to EX11.26.136 have been submitted on this item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to develop the 2020 to 2029 tax-supported capital plan incorporating the additional revenue generated by an increase to the City Building Levy for priority transit and housing capital projects.  The increase to the City Building Levy would start by adding 1 percent in 2020 and 2021 to the existing 0.5 percent increment, and an additional 1.5 percent annually from 2022-2025, inclusively.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee considered Items EX11.1 and EX11.26 together.

Origin
(December 11, 2019) Letter from Mayor John Tory
Summary

I write to you today ahead of what I expect to be another tough budget year for our city.

 

Toronto is booming – we are the fastest growing city in North America. But over the last year, it has become clear as we have examined our long-term transit and affordable housing needs and finalized our plans to build up Toronto, that we need to invest in our future to accommodate that growth and to protect our city's success.

 

Just a few months ago, for the first time, Toronto Transit Commission staff determined that the Toronto Transit Commission State of Good Repair needs and capital requirements necessary to support ridership growth to be $33 billion over the next 15 years – over $20 billion of which is just to upgrade and maintain our existing subway system.

 

We also know that over the next 10 years, through our HousingTO Action Plan, the City, the province and the federal government will all be asked to contribute $8 billion each to ensure we are building more affordable housing – homes for young professionals, families, and seniors who want to live here in our city, as well as supportive housing for those who need it.

 

Each and every year that I have been Mayor, we have worked to find efficiencies to keep the cost of the City government low so we can invest in key services like transit, recreation and community safety, while keeping the annual property tax increase for the operating budget at or below the rate of inflation, particularly out of deference to issues of affordability for lower income residents and seniors.

 

Three years ago we introduced a separate City Building Levy to help invest directly and only in major transit and housing capital initiatives, while limiting property tax increases for the day-to-day operating budget at inflation.

 

This dedicated levy ensured we have the funding to partner with the other governments to build SmartTrack stations within the city and transform Yonge-Bloor station for increased passenger capacity – something we need to do as we expand our transit system and make up for years of inattention.

 

But we know the work to make sure our house is kept in good order is never done.

 

The Ernst & Young study before Executive Committee today identifies millions in efficiencies that we will be implementing in the 2020 Budget, and that will lead to tens of millions in repeated and expanded savings in the following years for our operating budget. These include measures such as contract compliance and changes to procurement.

 

But what the EY report also shows and what we are hearing from our professional City staff is that despite our continuing efforts to run an efficient, well-managed and responsible government, we need to do more to make sure we are actually building up our city.

 

We are saving millions a year – over the last five years we have saved $891 million - but we still need billions to build for the future and to invest in maintaining what we have built so far.

 

Building up the city will take investments from the federal and provincial governments. I have successfully secured billions from both those governments and I am committed to continuing to work to secure billions more over time from those governments to move our city forward - but it will also take us doing what we can at the municipal level to make these necessary additional investments.

 

The City of Toronto simply cannot wait for road tolls nor can we wait for a return of additional gas tax funding, both of which were denied us by successive provincial governments.

 

We cannot lament the current political climate as a reason for inaction in our city.

 

That is why I am proposing to extend the City Building Levy further into the future to raise approximately $6.6 billion to invest directly in our transit system – including new subway cars, new streetcars, station improvements, and signal upgrades – and in building more affordable housing across our city.

 

This is the right thing to do to build up our city and protect its prosperity.

 

By approving an extension of this levy – which would translate to a 1.5 per cent City Building Levy per year for the next six years - we can raise needed funds that will be

dedicated to improving our existing transit system and building more affordable housing across our city.

 

Ensuring this is dedicated funding, unlike our general property tax revenue, will protect it through this term and beyond so that it is collected and spent for one purpose and one purpose only - building up and investing in our transit and housing infrastructure.

 

You know I have not made this recommendation lightly but you also know that this funding is absolutely needed. It is the only way given the limited current tools available to us and the current political climate, that we can raise the billions of dollars we need to invest in the future of this city.

 

This funding will help raise the approximately $5 billion we need to invest in new subways, new subway signal systems, new streetcars, and station upgrades as our share of the almost $30 billion transit agreement with the province.

 

It will help fund affordable housing projects so that we hit our target of approving 40,000 housing units within the next 10 years.

 

I believe City Council is ready to move forward to build up our transit and our affordable housing.

 

I am confident that this is the best way forward to protect Toronto’s economic success which - given our economic power and the need for that prosperity to continue - is good for our city, our province and our country.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 11, 2019) Letter from Mayor John Tory on City Building Fund
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140989.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Stephen Holyday
Councillor Gord Perks

Communications (Committee)
(December 11, 2019) E-mail from Elin Goulden (EX.New.EX11.26.1)
Communications (City Council)
(December 14, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.EX11.26.2)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Jasmine Pickel, Interim Ontario Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CC.Supp.EX11.26.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99709.pdf)

(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Paul C. Lewis (CC.Supp.EX11.26.4)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Richard Elder (CC.Supp.EX11.26.5)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Paul Willis (CC.Supp.EX11.26.6)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Jason Board (CC.Supp.EX11.26.7)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Roxanne Chamberlain (CC.Supp.EX11.26.8)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Gabriella Bodis (CC.Supp.EX11.26.9)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Eric T. Gresham (CC.Supp.EX11.26.10)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Patricia Sinclair (CC.Supp.EX11.26.11)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Shaz T (CC.Supp.EX11.26.12)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Cece Bella Cohen (CC.Supp.EX11.26.13)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Ed Rolanty (CC.Supp.EX11.26.14)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Jim Barron (CC.Supp.EX11.26.15)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Geoff McLaughlin & Family (CC.Supp.EX11.26.16)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from T. Hoogakker (CC.Supp.EX11.26.17)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from James Riley (CC.Supp.EX11.26.18)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Nick Patel (CC.Supp.EX11.26.19)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Linda Brethour (CC.Supp.EX11.26.20)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Nelson Taylor Sol (CC.Supp.EX11.26.21)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Gail Ouellette (CC.Supp.EX11.26.22)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from David Underwood (CC.Supp.EX11.26.23)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Porfirio Sumibcay (CC.Supp.EX11.26.24)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Lillian Marini (CC.Supp.EX11.26.25)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Douglas Boucher (CC.Supp.EX11.26.26)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Glen Ollers (CC.Supp.EX11.26.27)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Anthony McGran (CC.Supp.EX11.26.28)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Nancy Leppik (CC.Supp.EX11.26.29)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from N. Smith (CC.Supp.EX11.26.30)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Edward Truant (CC.Supp.EX11.26.31)
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Civic Appointments Committee - Meeting 11
CA11.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment of a Public Member to the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Board
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual who is being considered for appointment to the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Board
Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council appoint Andrew Dooner to the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Board, at pleasure of Council, for a term office ending December 17, 2023, and until a successor is appointed.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

Candidate's biography:

 

Andrew Dooner

 

Andrew Dooner is a Partner at Strategy& - PwC's global strategy consulting practice.   He has over 15 years of experience working with public and private sector organizations to address their most pressing strategic challenges, including those posed by climate change and resource strain. He has served as a senior executive in a large Canadian climate / carbon investment fund, and for the past 3 years has served on the grants and programs committee of The Atmospheric Fund.

Origin
(November 28, 2019) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

At its meeting held June 18 and 19, 2019, City Council amended the composition of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Board to add one additional public member, and to allow one of its public members to be a non-Toronto resident that resides in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. The Civic Appointments Committee will recommend one public member to City Council for appointment to fill this position.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 28, 2019) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment of a Public Member to the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ca/bgrd/backgroundfile-140727.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - List of Recommended Candidate and Biography for the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Board

CA11.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment of a Public Member to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual who is being considered for appointment to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council appoint Xiao Han to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, at pleasure of Council, for a term of office ending July 16, 2023, and until a successor is appointed.

 

2. City Council direct that Confidential Attachments 1 to 4 to the report (November 28, 2019) 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 and Region Conservation Authority.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

Candidate's biography:

 

Xiao Han

 

With 10+ years of academic research and higher education teaching experience in resource economics and policy, and 6 years of project management experience in various organizations, Xiao Han is skilled at analysis, communication, management, and implementation. She has proficient knowledge in cutting-edge quantitative analysis, excellent communication skills, and strong team-oriented capabilities.

Origin
(November 28, 2019) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

A public member of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Board has recently resigned. The Civic Appointments Committee will conduct interviews and recommend one public member to City Council for appointment to the TRCA to fill the vacancy.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 28, 2019) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment of a Public Member to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ca/bgrd/backgroundfile-140728.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - List of candidates, qualifications, confidential diversity information summary, and applications for appointment to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (previously distributed with Item CA10.2)
Confidential Attachment 2 - Voluntary Diversity Information for Current Appointees to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (previously distributed with Item CA10.2)
Confidential Attachment 3 - Interview schedule for December 10, 2019
Confidential Attachment 4 - Interview questions for December 10, 2019 (to be circulated under separate cover

Economic and Community Development Committee - Meeting 10
EC10.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Allocation of Capacity Building and Youth Identify and Impact Grants
Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve total funding of $139,494 allocated from the 2019 Identify 'N Impact investment program to fifteen (15) youth-led projects, as set out in Appendix A, to the report (November 14, 2019) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, from the 2019 Approved Operating Budget for Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

2. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to re-allocate, or approve and disburse one-time Community Investment grants in 2020, with funding allocation to be subject to the annual budget process.

 

3. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to re-allocate, or approve and disburse one-time grants totalling $125,000 in support of the 2019 implementation of the TO Wards Peace program.

 

4. City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report back annually to the Economic and Community Development Committee on the grants approved through authority provided in recommendations 2 and 3.

Origin
(November 14, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

This report recommends approval of the 2019 Identify 'N Impact youth-led grants to be made from Community Investment Funding, a project-based funding stream. A total of fifteen (15) projects are recommended for funding by a selection panel of six (6) youth community leaders for a total 2019 investment of $139,494.00.

 

This report also includes information about a project that will work with African, Caribbean and Black Queer and Trans Youth to increase social service system capacity to address their unique needs, in support of the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism. 

 

This report speaks to two other actions related to city priorities: the disbursement of grants in 2020 to fund actions developed through Social Development and Action Plans in four (4) community revitalization neighbourhoods, and the disbursement of 2019 funds related to the TO Wards Peace program.

 

Providing community grants is one way the city is working towards a future where all Torontonians live in vibrant, equitable, inclusive, safe neighbourhoods and communities where the needs of vulnerable people and communities are met.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 14, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Allocation of Capacity Building and Youth Identify and Impact Grants
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140171.pdf)

Appendix A - 2019 Identify and Impact Allocation Recommendations Summary
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140184.pdf)

Appendix B - 2019 Identify and Impact Shortlisted and Declined Applicants
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140185.pdf)


EC10.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Extending Purchase Order Number 6041569 for the Longitudinal Study on the Impacts of Child Care Fee Subsidies
The General Manager, Children's Services has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (EC10.4a for information)
Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Children's Services to extend purchase order number 6041569 with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto for an additional two-year term, ending December 31, 2021, to enhance and quantify the evidence base supporting the impacts on child care fee subsidies on children, families, financial partners and the greater economy.

Origin
(November 19, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services
Summary

This report seeks approval to extend a partnership to conduct longitudinal research that will contribute to the body of knowledge surrounding the impact of affordable child care on child and family outcomes. The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education has partnered with Toronto Children's Services to conduct research that will demonstrate how child care fee subsidy impacts child cognitive, language and school readiness outcomes as well as parental behaviours and responsivity. The research project requires an extension of the original five-year partnership, which started in 2014, for successful completion.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 19, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services on Extending Purchase Order Number 6041569 for the Longitudinal Study on the Impacts of Child Care Fee Subsidies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140322.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(December 16, 2019) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Children's Services on Extending Purchase Order #6041569 for the Longitudinal Study on the Impacts of Child Care Fee Subsidies - Additional Information (EC10.4a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-141203.pdf)


EC10.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Expansion of the Toronto Fire Services Data Portal
Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the proposed amendments to Chapter 79, Fire Services, as outlined in Attachment 1 to the report (November 19, 2019) from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services, to establish the responsibility for the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services to maintain a record available to the general public concerning Ontario Fire Code inspection and enforcement activities of Toronto Fire Services in multi-unit residential and institutional occupancies in a manner and form as approved by the Fire Chief and General Manager in accordance with the proper administration and efficient operation of Toronto Fire Services.

Origin
(November 19, 2019) Report from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services
Summary

Since December 2017, Toronto Fire Services (TFS) has maintained a searchable online database, available to the public, for TFS inspection activities related to fire safety at high-rise residential buildings. This online portal, known as the "High-rise Residential Fire Inspection Results" contains data on all completed inspections conducted at high-rise buildings within the City of Toronto. This report responds to a March 2018 request from the Executive Committee for Toronto Fire Services to consider expanding the information available via the portal on Fire Inspections.

 

The Fire Chief and General Manager, TFS proposes enhancing the information being provided on the portal to include information on both active and completed inspection matters for multi-unit residential occupancy types including high-rise, low-rise, small multi-unit buildings, rooming houses/group homes, hotels, motels, detention centres, and all vulnerable occupancy buildings. This expanded online portal will be renamed as the Fire Inspection Portal. The information posted on this expanded portal will continue to be available on the City's Open Data portal as well.

 

Once the High-rise Residential Fire Inspection Results portal was established, TFS was contacted by Ombudsman Toronto, asking TFS to consider an expanded portal which would include additional public information on inspection matters. TFS consulted with Legal Services, IT Services as well as the City Clerk's Office to ensure this increased transparency is balanced with meeting all relevant privacy requirements. It is expected that the expanded Fire Inspection Portal will be fully operational by the end of 2020.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 19, 2019) Report and Attachment 1 from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services on Expansion of the Toronto Fire Services Data Portal
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140321.pdf)


EC10.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Implementation Plan and Update
Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council increase the direct care staffing levels from 3.5 to 4 hours of care per resident per day to address the rising acuity and complex care needs of long-term care home residents, including training, technical and physical environment enhancements, with funding allocation to be subject to annual review and consideration through the budget process.

 

2.  City Council, authorize the General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care to implement and fully evaluate an emotion-centred approach to care pilot at Lakeshore Lodge, with funding to be considered as part of the 2020 budget process.

 

3.  City Council request the provincial government to invest additional funding, 80 per cent cost-shared, to increase the level of care hours from 3.5 to 4 hours per resident per day to adequately care for vulnerable individuals living in the City of Toronto's long-term care homes.

 

4.  City Council request the provincial government to fully fund the construction costs of building new long-term care beds, approved by City Council, in response to the recent provincial commitment to expand the number of long-term care beds across Ontario.

  

5.  City Council direct CreateTO to work with Seniors Services and Long-Term Care to assess the feasibility and financial impacts of including long-term care beds as part of the redevelopment goals of the Six Points development of Etobicoke as a mixed use transit-oriented community, and request the General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care to report to Economic and Community Development Committee on the outcome of this work.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Interim General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-term Care gave a presentation on Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Implementation Plan and Update.

Origin
(November 20, 2019) Report from the Interim General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care
Summary

This report provides a consolidated response to a number of Council directives including a proposed new emotion-centred approach to care in the City's 10 long-term care (LTC) homes.

In addition, this report provides detailed information and updates on key initiatives related to priorities and strategic integration of City services for seniors including technological advancement, modernization and re-designing physical environments for Seniors Services and Long-Term Care (SSLTC) as well as progress to date on the Toronto Seniors Strategy Version 2.0.

 

To improve care and service delivery for residents living in the City of Toronto's LTC homes, SSLTC is implementing a comprehensive approach to advance the following:

 

-  Improve outcomes for residents and their families


-  Increase staffing levels to provide more direct care and meet the increasingly complex care needs of residents


-  Foster a collaborative team and learning environment


-  Redesign the physical space to be less institutional, more home-like and comfortable.
 

This report responds to Council direction to develop an emotion-centred approach to care while maintaining clinical excellence. This approach puts emphasis on the emotional needs of residents and supports positive relationships between them, staff, volunteers, family and other care partners in the home. In order to build and sustain quality relationships, the skills of awareness and recognition of our emotions in ourselves and in others are required. These skills lead to the ability to meet the emotional needs of others, through expressing empathy, support and connection. When we feel connected, our emotional needs are met; when our emotional needs are met, we can face life and enjoy it. This is the essence of emotion-centred care.

 

Long-term care homes are not exclusively medical and nursing care institutions, they are social organizations where people who need care can continue to live their lives to the fullest. For the resident to experience long-term care as their home, meeting only care and medical needs is not enough. Residents also have social, emotional and psychological needs that staff support.

 

Feeling "at home" also requires a sense of community, which is created from the collective involvement of everyone in the long-term care home – residents and families, staff, volunteers and community members, who all contribute to the community of care. 

 

This is the plan to achieve it.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 20, 2019) Report from the Interim General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care on Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Implementation Plan and Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140384.pdf)

Appendix A - Resident Acuity Levels and Case Mix Index (CMI)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140385.pdf)

Appendix B - Models for Long-Term Residential Care
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140386.pdf)

Appendix C - Care Values
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140387.pdf)

Appendix D - Professional Standards Unit
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140388.pdf)

Appendix E - Long-Term Care Service Planning Data Analysis (Capacity Assessment)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140389.pdf)

Appendix F - City Long-Term Care Home Waitlists
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140390.pdf)

Appendix G - LTC Redevelopment Locations and Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140391.pdf)

Appendix H - Toronto Seniors Strategy 2.0 Progress Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140392.pdf)

(December 4, 2019) Presentation from the Interim General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-term Care on Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Implementation Plan and Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140908.pdf)

Speakers

Tom Warner, Senior Pride Network

Communications (Committee)
(November 14, 2019) Letter from Gina Antonacci, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (EC.New.EC10.8.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/comm/communicationfile-99370.pdf)

(November 29, 2019) E-mail from Patrick Dinnen (EC.New.EC10.8.2)
(November 27, 2019) Letter from Margaret Smuk, Kipling Acres Volunteers and Toronto Inter-Home Volunteers (EC.New.EC10.8.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/comm/communicationfile-99419.pdf)

(November 29, 2019) Letter from Deborah Vigoda (EC.New.EC10.8.4)
(November 20, 2019) Letter from Jan Nowakowski, Inter-Home Advisory Committee (EC.New.EC10.8.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/comm/communicationfile-99459.pdf)

(November 29, 2019) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow (EC.New.EC10.8.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/comm/communicationfile-99563.pdf)


EC10.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Economic Bulletin
December 12, 2019 at 4:19 P.M:

Item EC10.12 was inadvertently omitted and is now included on the City Council agenda.
Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the report (November 14, 2019) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture for information.

Origin
(November 14, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The attached Toronto Economic Bulletin summarizes the most recent data available for key economic indicators benchmarking the city's economic performance.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 14, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Toronto Economic Bulletin
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140407.pdf)

Attachment - Toronto Economic Bulletin
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140408.pdf)


EC10.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5, 9 

Appointments to Rogers Road Business Improvement Area Board of Management
Bill 1723 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council establish a Board of Management for the Rogers Road BIA consisting of nine (9) directors, including two (2) Councillors (Ward 5 York South-Weston and Ward 9 Davenport) and make the necessary amendments to Schedule A of Municipal Code Chapter 19.

 

2.  In accordance with the City's Public Appointments Policy, City Council appoint the following nominees to the Rogers Road Business Improvement Area (BIA) Board of Management at the pleasure of Council, and for a term expiring at the end of the term of Council or as soon thereafter as successors are appointed:

 

            Borges, Emmanuel

            Brandao, Patricia

            Casullo, Renzo

            Coito, Brian

            Moir, Paul

            Oliveira, Clara

            Pinto, Ricardo

Origin
(November 13, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend that City Council establish a Board of Management for the new Rogers Road Business Improvement Area (BIA) and appoint directors to that board. The Rogers Road BIA falls within two Community Council boundaries.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 13, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Appointments to Rogers Road Business Improvement Area Board of Management
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140409.pdf)


EC10.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Intention to Designate the Lawrence Ingram Keele Business Improvement Area
Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council state its intention to designate the area described by Attachment 1 to the report (November 14, 2019) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, as the Lawrence Ingram Keele Business Improvement Area (BIA) under Chapter 19 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Clerk to send out a notice of City Council’s intention to pass a By-law designating the area described by Attachment 1 to the report (November 14, 2019) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, as a Business Improvement Area (BIA), in accordance with Chapter 19 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code.

 

3.  City Council direct the Chief Information Officer to prepare designation By-law maps of the area as described by Attachment 1 to the report (November 14, 2019) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and submit them to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(November 14, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

This report recommends that the City Clerk conduct a poll to determine if there is sufficient support to designate the area generally bounded by Lawrence Avenue to the north, Keele Street to the west, Strathain Avenue/Woodborough Avenue to the south and the rail track to the east, as the Lawrence Ingram Keele Business Improvement Area (BIA).

 

Upon completion of the poll, the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture will report on the results to City Council through the Economic and Community Development Committee. Subject to a positive poll result, staff shall prepare the necessary by-laws and bills to give effect thereto.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 14, 2019) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Intention to Designate the Lawrence Ingram Keele Business Improvement Area
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140410.pdf)


EC10.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19 

Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) - 2020 Operating Budgets - Report 1
Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council adopt and certify the 2020 recommended Operating Budgets and Levy requirements of the following Business Improvement Areas:

 

Business Improvement Area

2020 Operating Budget ($)

2020 Levy Funds Required ($)

Bloor by the Park

110,985

107,085

Bloor West Village

435,793

412,293

Broadview Danforth

418,415

315,562

Chinatown

656,197

459,162

Church-Wellesley Village

405,249

258,391

College West

32,472

22,384

Dupont by the Castle

179,456

137,842

Fairbank Village

386,228

299,786

Financial District

1,884,163

1,611,795

Forest Hill Village

445,552

196,931

Greektown on the Danforth

1,429,501

424,900

Kensington Market

211,127

168,338

Liberty Village

658,300

387,023

Little Italy

630,249

383,787

Mount Pleasant Village

257,980

227,438

Oakwood Village

60,842

29,058

Pape Village

121,703

99,933

Parkdale Village

281,234

250,536

Riverside District

319,104

200,239

Rogers Road

77,495

39,995

Roncesvalles Village

645,049

323,910

Rosedale Main Street

288,553

267,225

shoptheQueensway.com

408,917

159,501

The Beach

383,043

312,847

The Kingsway

540,091

345,740

West Queen West

379,292

353,848

Total

11,646,990

7,795,548

 

Origin
(November 22, 2019) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report brings forward Business Improvement Area (BIA) annual Operating Budgets for approval by City Council as required by the City of Toronto Act, 2006.  City Council approval is required to permit the City to collect funds through a special tax levy on the commercial and industrial properties within the respective BIA boundaries.

 

There are currently 83 established BIAs in the City of Toronto, of which 26 BIA 2020 Operating Budgets are submitted for City Council approval through this report.

 

The recommendation in this report reflects the board-adopted 2020 Operating Budgets by the respective BIAs’ Boards of Management and General Membership. Complete budgets and supporting documentation have been reviewed by City staff to ensure that the 2020 Operating Budgets for BIAs reflect Council’s approved policies and practices.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 22, 2019) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) - 2020 Operating Budgets - Report 1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140511.pdf)

Appendix A - Summary of 2020 Operating Budget by BIA
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140512.pdf)

Appendix B - Status of BIA 2020 Operating Budget Approvals
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140513.pdf)


EC10.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Response to Partnerships That Produce: Best Practices for International Metropolitan Agreements
Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to undertake a formal review of the International Alliance Program and report to City Council in 2020 with recommended changes to the program, with such a review to include:  

 

a.  Develop a definition and criteria for Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) relationships and review the current definitions of Partnership and Friendship Cities.

b.  Review and update the current city selection criteria for the International Alliance Program and develop similar criteria for Memorandums of Understanding.

c.  Review current signing authorities and practices related to signing agreements under the International Alliance Program, in consultation with Legal Services.

d.  Analyze current Partnerships, Friendship Cities and Memorandums of Understanding agreements to ensure they align with the City's objectives, and make recommendations to continue, modify or conclude agreements, as necessary.

e.  Undertake an analysis of the annual resources required to ensure the maintenance of successful city-to-city relationships.

f.  Consider strategies to better inform City divisions on international activities and commitments.

 

2. City Council impose a moratorium on signing new city-to-city agreements until the review of the International Alliance Program has been completed and its results considered as part of a report to City Council in 2020.

Origin
(November 20, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

At its meeting on April 3, 2019, the Economic and Community Development Committee referred the item Partnerships That Produce: Best Practices for International Metropolitan Agreements from the World Trade Centre – Toronto and the Toronto Region Board of Trade to the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, for review and report back.

 

The purpose of this staff report is to comment on the presentation and report "Partnerships That Produce". The staff report also provides an overview of the City of Toronto's International Alliance Program (IAP), requests direction from City Council to undertake a review of the program and to report back to City Council with recommendations to enhance and modernize it.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 20, 2019) Report and Attachment A from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Response to Partnerships that Produce: Best Practices for International Metropolitan Agreements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140411.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(December 3, 2019) E-mail from Leigh Smout, World Trade Centre Toronto, Toronto Region Board of Trade (EC.New.EC10.17.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/comm/communicationfile-99565.pdf)


General Government and Licensing Committee - Meeting 10
GL10.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

5 Eireann Quay - Designation of a Portion of the Property Used by Ireland Park Foundation as a Municipal Capital Facility
Bill 1721 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council pass a By-law pursuant to Section 252 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, providing authority to:

 

a.  enter into a Municipal Capital Facility Agreement with Ireland Park Foundation, with whom the City of Toronto has a lease for the property known as 5 Eireann Quay, for approximately 7,420 square feet of space (the "Leased Premises") owned by the City of Toronto, with respect to a facility used for cultural purposes; and

 

b.  exempt the Leased Premises from taxation for municipal and school purposes, with the tax exemption being effective from the latest of:

 

1.  the commencement date of the lease;

 

2.  the date the Municipal Capital Facility Agreement is entered into; and

 

3.  the date the Tax Exemption By-law is enacted.

 

2.  City Council pass a resolution that the Municipal Capital Facility referenced in Recommendation 1 is for the purposes of the City of Toronto and is for public use.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Clerk to give written notice of the By-law to the Minister of Finance, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, le Conseil scolaire Viamonde, and le Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir.

Origin
(November 22, 2019) Report from the Controller
Summary

This report seeks City Council's authority for the adoption of the necessary By-law to designate a portion of the property owned by the City of Toronto and leased to Ireland Park Foundation as a Municipal Capital Facility and to provide an exemption for municipal taxes and education taxes. The Municipal Capital Facility Agreement authorized by the By-law will provide an exemption for approximately 7,420 square feet at 5 Eireann Quay which is leased to Ireland Park Foundation.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 22, 2019) Report from the Controller on 5 Eireann Quay - Designation of a Portion of the Property Used by Ireland Park Foundation as a Municipal Capital Facility
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-140216.pdf)


GL10.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Request to Write-Off an Intercompany Receivable from TO Live
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council write off the $3.695 million balance receivable from TO Live in the 2019 fiscal year.

Origin
(November 22, 2019) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Controller
Summary

This report outlines the history of a $3.695 million payable from TO Live to the City of Toronto (City), along with support for a recommendation to Toronto City Council (Council) to write off this balance in 2019.

 

The receivable and corresponding payable has been in the general ledger for the City of Toronto and the Toronto Centre for the Arts (TCA), formally the North York Performing Arts Centre Corporation (NYPACC), since 2007. The $3.695 million balance consists of expenditures made on TCA's behalf between the years 2000 and 2004, which include operating and capital expenditures, and 2005 and 2006 theatre operating surpluses. The payable to the City was audited and reported in the TCA annual financial statements since that date and was confirmed and eliminated upon consolidation of the TCA financial results in the City's audited, consolidated, financial statements. During the 2018 amalgamation of the City's three theatre organizations into TO Live, information about the outstanding balance was sought by TO Live's new management and Board, who requested that the City review possible accounting options.

 

Given the age of the receivable/payable and the lack of supporting documents, City Council is being requested to write off this balance in 2019.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 22, 2019) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Controller on Request to Write Off an Intercompany Receivable from TO Live
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-140646.pdf)

(November 15, 2019) Report from the Controller and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Request to Write Off an Intercompany Receivable - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-140211.pdf)


GL10.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Licence Extension and Amending Agreement for Air Monitoring Station at Metro Hall, 55 John Street
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council grant authority to enter into a Licence Extension and Amending Agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Government and Consumer Services, substantially on the terms and conditions in Appendix A to the report (November 18, 2019) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, with such revisions thereto and such other terms acceptable to the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or their designate from time to time, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or their designate, to administer and manage the Licence Extension and Amending Agreement referenced in Recommendation 1, including the provision of any consents, amendments, approvals, waivers, notices, and notices of termination, provided that the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, may, at any time, refer consideration of such matters to City Council for its determination and direction.

 

3.  City Council individually authorize each of the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the Director, Real Estate Services, to execute the Licence Extension and Amending Agreement referenced in Recommendation 1 and any related documents on behalf of the City of Toronto.

Origin
(November 18, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain authority from City Council to enter into a Licence Extension and Amending Agreement for nominal consideration with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Government and Consumer Services, for the continued operation of an air monitoring station located on 2 metres by 2.5 metres of land at Metro Hall (55 John Street). The Licence Extension and Amending Agreement is necessary for the air monitoring station to continue to measure air quality contaminants that are major components of traffic-related air pollution, identified by the City of Toronto as a priority for air quality improvement initiatives.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 18, 2019) Report and Appendices A and B from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Licence Extension and Amending Agreement for Air Monitoring Station at Metro Hall, 55 John Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-140231.pdf)


GL10.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

City Hall Council Chamber Modernization Options
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the City Clerk to undertake a feasibility study for the modernization of the City Hall Council Chamber.

 

2.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the City Clerk, in consultation with the Chief Technology Officer, to report to the Budget Committee during the 2021 Budget process on the capital funding required in 2021 and future years for a detailed design and construction of the City Hall Council Chamber modernization to address accessibility, security, technology, and current needs of the Members of Council.

Origin
(November 1, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide information about modernization options for the City Hall Council Chamber requested by the General Government and Licensing Committee at its October meeting. There is a unique opportunity to address a number of issues with the Council Chamber, including achieving compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act prior to the January 1, 2025 deadline, enhance security and life safety requirements, update of Chamber technologies, and meeting the needs of the Members of Council.

 

A Council Chamber project can be rolled out in phases to minimize disturbance to activities in the Chamber. During the construction phase, City Council would need to meet in an alternate location, as the Chamber would be closed. A contingency plan for off-site meetings is maintained by the City Clerk.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 1, 2019) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the City Clerk on City Hall Council Chamber Modernization Options
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-140195.pdf)

Speakers

Miguel Avila-Velarde

Communications (Committee)
(November 18, 2019) E-mail from Miroslav Glavic (GL.Main.GL10.6.1)
(December 2, 2019) E-mail from Miguel Avila-Velarde (GL.New.GL10.6.2)

6a Additional Information on City Hall Council Chamber Modernization Options
Origin
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the City Clerk
Summary

In response to a request from the General Government and Licensing Committee, this report provides further information about 1) the accessibility and security issues related to the modernization of the City Hall Council Chamber, and 2) the scope of work that would be included in the proposed feasibility study.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the City Clerk on Additional Information on City Hall Council Chamber Modernization Options
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-140659.pdf)


GL10.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Community Space Tenancy Lease Agreement and Municipal Capital Facility Designation with For Youth Initiative in Toronto - 1652 Keele Street
Bill 1722 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the City of Toronto to enter into a Community Space Tenancy Lease (the "Lease") with For Youth Initiative in Toronto, pursuant to the Community Space Tenancy Policy, at the 1652 Keele Street Community Hub, located at 1652 Keele Street, for a five-year term, with an option to renew for another five years, substantially on the terms and conditions in Appendix A to the report (November 14, 2019) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, hereto and on such other terms and conditions acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council individually authorize each of the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or their designate, to execute the Lease referenced in Recommendation 1 and any related documents on behalf of the City of Toronto, as required. 

 

3.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, or their designate, to administer and manage the Lease referenced in Recommendation 1, including the provision of any amendments, consents, approvals, waivers, notices, and notices of termination, provided that the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, may, at any time, refer consideration of such matters (including their content) to City Council for its determination and direction.

 

4.  City Council pass a By-law pursuant to Section 252 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, providing authority to:

 

a.  enter into a Municipal Capital Facility Agreement with For Youth Initiative in Toronto for the property known as 1652 Keele Street, with respect to approximately 3,632 square feet of community space (the "Leased Premises"), for the purposes of providing a Municipal Capital Facility related to the provision of social and health services; and

 

b.  exempt the Leased Premises from taxation for municipal and school purposes, with the tax exemption being effective from the latest of:

 

1.  the commencement date of the Lease;

 

2.  the date the Municipal Capital Facility Agreement is entered into; and

 

3.  the date the Tax Exemption By-law is enacted.

 

5.  City Council direct the City Clerk to give written notice of the By-law to the Minister of Finance, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, le Conseil scolaire Viamonde, and le Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir.

Origin
(November 14, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain City Council authority to enter into a Community Space Tenancy lease with For Youth Initiative in Toronto for approximately 3,632 square feet of City of Toronto-owned space located at 1652 Keele Street and to have the premises designated as a Municipal Capital Facility.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 14, 2019) Report and Appendices A and B from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Community Space Tenancy Lease Agreement and Municipal Capital Facility Designation with For Youth Initiative in Toronto - 1652 Keele Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-140193.pdf)


GL10.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Authority for Toronto Water Capital Construction Projects Pertaining to Real Property Interests
Confidential Attachment - An approach to be applied to negotiations to be carried on by, or on behalf of, the City of Toronto
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Toronto Water, and/or the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, in consultation with the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, to approve the payment of compensation for the purpose of securing property rights to implement a project funded by Toronto Water, provided that:

 

a.  such compensation is paid pursuant to an agreement otherwise authorized and executed in accordance with Item EX27.12, City-Wide Real Estate - Delegated Authorities Framework and Transition Plan, as amended or codified; and

 

b.  such authority is exercised in accordance with the confidential instructions contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 29, 2019) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the General Manager, Toronto Water.

 

2.  City Council amend the existing delegated approval and signing authorities adopted by City Council on October 2, 3, and 4, 2017 in Item EX27.12, City-Wide Real Estate - Delegated Authorities Framework and Transition Plan, as follows:

 

a.  repeal and replace the existing General Conditions (E) and (F) with the following General Conditions:

 

(E)  Property interests are to be based on appraised market value and no interest shall be granted for an amount less than the appraised market value, nor additional compensation paid, unless specifically authorized by City Council.

 

(F)  Authority to approve any transaction is subject to statutory anti-bonusing provisions.

 

3.  City Council direct that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 29, 2019) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the General Manager, Toronto Water, remain confidential in its entirety, as it pertains to an approach to be applied to negotiations to be carried on by, or on behalf of, the City of Toronto.

 

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the City Clerk, to introduce the necessary Bill in Council to amend the City of Toronto Municipal Code to include the delegated authorities of staff in Real Estate Matters, as approved by City Council, and as amended from time to time.

Origin
(November 29, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the General Manager, Toronto Water
Summary

Toronto Water has over 16,600 kilometers of linear underground infrastructure, the majority of which is old and requires replacement and rehabilitation. Toronto Water has allocated over $5.5 billion in their 10 Year Capital Plan to replace, rehabilitate, and add linear underground infrastructure located across the City.

 

To facilitate timely construction of critical Toronto Water capital projects, including the State of Good Repair projects, staff recommend that City Council authorize Toronto Water and Engineering and Construction Services, working with Corporate Real Estate Management, to approve the confidential instructions set out in Confidential Attachment 1. Staff further recommend that City Council amend the current delegated authority for real estate transactions to permit transactions involving this approach to proceed, where applicable.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 29, 2019) Revised Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the General Manager, Toronto Water on Authority for Toronto Water Capital Construction Projects Pertaining to Real Property Interests
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-140765.pdf)

(November 29, 2019) Revised Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Instructions to Staff
(November 18, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the General Manager, Toronto Water on Authority for Toronto Water Capital Construction Projects Pertaining to Real Property Interests
Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Instructions to Staff

8a Amending the Toronto Municipal Code to Reflect Real Estate Authorities
Origin
(November 29, 2019) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to authorize staff to submit a Bill to Council to codify the existing delegated real estate authorities of City Officials. No change to existing or recommended real estate delegation is proposed in this report.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 29, 2019) Report from the City Clerk on Amending the Toronto Municipal Code to Reflect Real Estate Authorities
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-140767.pdf)


GL10.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Amendment to Extend Non-Competitive Purchase Order Number 6047456 with Microsoft Canada Inc. for Microsoft Cloud Licenses and Windows Server 2008 Security Updates
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the Chief Technology Officer to negotiate and enter into an amending agreement with Microsoft Canada Inc. on the following terms:
 

a.  extend the term of the agreement for a two-year period from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021;

 
b.  increase the scope of work to purchase an Extended Security Update for the City's Windows 2008 servers; and

 
c.  increase the total amount of the agreement by $920,488 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($936,689 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), revising the existing contract value from $338,291 net of Harmonized Sales Tax to $1,258,779 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($1,280,934 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

Origin
(November 18, 2019) Report from the Chief Technology Officer and the Chief Purchasing Officer
Summary

The City of Toronto technology strategy enables continuous evolution of secure digital technology tools. A key aspect entails ensuring staff are provided with modernized Microsoft Office tools for email, word processing, spreadsheet, and PowerPoint functionality to improve business operations, collaboration, and productivity.

 

As the City of Toronto conducts necessary due diligence as part of the technology roadmap to cloud technologies. The City of Toronto leverages the Province of Ontario's contractual agreement with Microsoft thereby achieving the best available pricing from Microsoft. There is a need to extend the Microsoft Purchase Order and a corresponding increase in the dollar amount to maintain the City of Toronto investment and continue receiving the best available pricing from Microsoft.

 

In December 2016, City Council granted staff the authority to utilize the Province of Ontario Agreement for three years ending in December 2019. The agreement supports the implementation of two projects (Microsoft Office 365 Pilot Assessment and Segregation of the Accountability Officers using Microsoft cloud technology).

 

The purpose of this report is to seek authority to amend Purchase Order Number 6047456 with Microsoft Canada to extend the term for a period of two years from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021. Authority is also sought for an additional $920,488 net of Harmonized Sales Tax. This increases the total contract value from $338,291 to $1,258,779 net of Harmonized Sales Tax. These funds are needed for the supply of Microsoft cloud technology tools for the City's cloud digital pilot projects. It is also needed to acquire Microsoft Windows on premise security technology under the Province's Microsoft Enterprise Agreement.

 

Leveraging the Province of Ontario's Microsoft Master Business Agreement (#U8364444) provides the City with the best possible pricing for Microsoft Licenses. Pricing and the terms and conditions of the Province of Ontario's Enterprise Agreement are more favourable than the standard agreements.

 

City Council approval is required in accordance with Municipal Code Chapter 195, Purchasing, where the current request exceeds the Chief Purchasing Officer's authority of the cumulative five-year commitment limit for each vendor under Article 7, Section 195-7.3(D) of the Purchasing By-law or exceeds the threshold of $500,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax allowed under staff authority as per the Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 71, Financial Control, Section 71-11A.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 18, 2019) Report from the Chief Technology Officer and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Amendment to Extend Non-Competitive Purchase Order Number 6047456 with Microsoft Canada Inc. for Microsoft Cloud Licenses and Windows Server 2008 Security Updates
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-140224.pdf)


GL10.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Amendment to Blanket Contract Number 47020547 with Softchoice LP to Extend Term for the Procurement of Microsoft Select Plus Licenses
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council, in accordance with Section 71-11.1C of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 71 (Financial Control By-law), grant authority to:

 

a.  extend the term of existing Blanket Contract Number 47020547 with Softchoice LP for the supply of Microsoft Select Plus licenses, as required on a pay-as-you-go basis, for a period of nine months from December 31, 2019 to September 30, 2020, to align with the term of the Province of Ontario's Microsoft Select Plus Agreement which expires on September 30, 2020; and

 

b.  increase the contract amount by $2,922,234 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($2,973,666 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), revising the total contract amount from $5,277,746 ($5,370,634 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $8,199,980 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($8,344,300 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

Origin
(November 18, 2019) Report from the Chief Technology Officer and the Chief Purchasing Officer
Summary

The City of Toronto technology strategy enables continuous availability of technology tools. A key aspect entails ensuring staff are provided with Microsoft Office tools for email, word processing, spreadsheet, and PowerPoint functionality utilized for business operations, collaboration, and productivity.

 

The City of Toronto leverages the Province of Ontario's contractual agreement with Microsoft through a Vendor of Record reseller organization (Softchoice). To maintain the business investment and continuity of the best available pricing from Microsoft, staff are requesting authority to amend Blanket Contract Number 47020547 with Softchoice. The amendment extends the term for a period of nine months from December 31, 2019 to September 30, 2020. It also increases the contract amount by $2,922,234 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($2,973,666 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), increasing the total contract value from $5,277,746 to $8,199,980 net of Harmonized Sales Tax.

 

In December 2016, City Council granted staff the authority to leverage the Provincial Agreement with Microsoft, resulting in a City Blanket Contract with Softchoice. This authority will expire in December 2019 but the Provincial Agreement expires in September 2020. To continue receiving the Provincial maximum Microsoft maximum discount pricing, the City needs to extend the Blanket Contract to expire at the same period as the Provincial Agreement. 

 

City Council approval is required in accordance with the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 195, Purchasing By-law. The Code outlines where the current non-competitive procurement request exceeds the Chief Purchasing Officer's authority of the cumulative five-year commitment limit under Article 7, Section 195-7.3D of the Purchasing By-law. The Code also outlines where procurement request exceeds the threshold of $500,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax allowed under staff authority. This is as per the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 71, Financial Control By-law, Section 71-11A.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 18, 2019) Report from the Chief Technology Officer and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Amendment to Blanket Contract Number 47020547 with Softchoice LP to Extend Term for the Procurement of Microsoft Select Plus Licenses
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-140200.pdf)


GL10.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Amendments to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 553, Lottery Licensing
Bill 1720 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 553, Lottery Licensing, by deleting all references to City Clerk and replacing with Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards.

Origin
(November 14, 2019) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 553, Lottery Licensing ("Chapter 553"), currently authorizes the City Clerk to issue, renew, suspend, and cancel lottery licenses.

 

The Gaming Services Unit, responsible for lottery licensing, is currently organizationally located in Toronto Election Services in the City Clerk's Office. To improve service alignment, Gaming Services is being transferred to Municipal Licensing and Standards at the end of 2019. As a result of this organizational change, City Council must amend Chapter 553 to transfer authority to issue, renew, suspend, and cancel lottery licenses to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 14, 2019) Report from the City Clerk on Amendments to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 553, Lottery Licensing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-139988.pdf)


GL10.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Update on Cross-Jurisdictional Action Plan for Bars, Restaurants, and Nightclubs
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to review the legislation to enable the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to revoke the liquor licences of problematic establishments serving alcohol in the City of Toronto, including operators and owners with a history of repeated criminal activity in connection to the premises.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The General Government and Licensing Committee:

 

1.  Directed the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to:

 

a.  continue to engage with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the Toronto Police Service, and relevant City divisions in developing a cross-jurisdictional action plan for bars, restaurants, and nightclubs; and

 

b.  report to the General Government and Licensing Committee on the progress of the cross-jurisdictional action plan as part of the bars, restaurants, and nightclubs review in the second quarter of 2020.

 

2.  Directed the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to review the process for revoking the business licences of establishments and/or operators and owners with a history of repeated criminal activity in connection to the premises and to incorporate these findings into the scheduled review of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs in 2020.

Origin
(November 18, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards
Summary

On July 16, 2019, City Council directed staff to report back on an inspection and enforcement action plan for problematic establishments serving alcohol. Staff in Municipal Licensing and Standards (MLS), Toronto Building, and Toronto Fire Services were asked to develop this cross-jurisdictional action plan, in consultation with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and the Toronto Police Service (TPS), to respond to, manage, and resolve negative community impacts created by problematic establishments serving alcohol.

 

A cross-jurisdictional approach for addressing problematic establishments serving alcohol aligns with the priorities of the broader Council-approved Toronto Nightlife Action Plan, which seeks to strengthen Toronto's nightlife over the next three years. This requires being able to support existing and new late-night businesses, as well as the ability to effectively address businesses that pose a risk to public safety and/or result in nuisances to the community. This is currently being done through education, awareness, and enforcement; however, there are opportunities to improve the City's approach to addressing problematic businesses, including by developing a plan for coordinated cross-jurisdictional action.

 

This report outlines the approach that City staff are undertaking to develop a cross-jurisdictional inspection and enforcement action plan with the AGCO and TPS. An effective plan for cross-jurisdictional action first requires an improved information-sharing process between the City and these partner organizations. Improving the information-sharing process will better inform the City and partner organizations as to which operators may require additional education and support, how to best allocate staff resources, and what enforcement actions have been taken by partner organizations. This information could then be used to develop an evidence-based cross-jurisdictional action plan.

 

The report also identifies additional work that will be addressed through the broader review of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, with a full report expected at the General Government and Licensing Committee in 2020.

 

This report has been developed in consultation with staff in the City Planning, Economic Development and Culture, Toronto Building, and Toronto Fire Services Divisions, as well as the AGCO and TPS.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 18, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Update on Cross-Jurisdictional Action Plan for Bars, Restaurants, and Nightclubs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-140233.pdf)


Infrastructure and Environment Committee - Meeting 10
IE10.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Temporary Suspension of Toronto Zenith Contracting Ltd.
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council declare Toronto Zenith Contracting Ltd., and any affiliated persons, as defined in Chapter 195, ineligible to bid on or be awarded any City of Toronto contracts as a supplier of goods and/or services or as a subcontractor to such a supplier, including any options, renewals or extensions of existing contracts, for a total period of one year commencing upon the date City Council approves this recommendation.

Origin
(November 20, 2019) Report from the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Chief Purchasing Officer
Summary

This report recommends that City Council declare Toronto Zenith Contracting Ltd., (TZ) ineligible to bid on or be awarded contracts on any City of Toronto tenders for a period of one year, pursuant to Chapter 195, Purchasing, Section 195-13.13, Suspension of suppliers from future solicitations.

 

This recommendation is based on demonstrated poor performance by TZ on two Engineering and Construction Services contracts and is made in accordance with the City’s Contractor Performance Evaluation Tool. TZ's actions on these contracts demonstrated inadequate contract management, numerous health and safety violations lack of effort to adhere to the project schedule resulting in extended disruptions to the public or City operations, and risk to public safety with respect to the state of the construction site.

 

City Council approval is required in order to suspend a contractor from bidding on or be awarded contracts for poor performance.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 20, 2019) Report from the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Temporary Suspension of Toronto Zenith Contracting Ltd.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-140503.pdf)

Attachments 1-10
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-140504.pdf)

Attachment 11: Correspondence from Toronto Zenith dated March 21, 2019
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-140506.pdf)

Attachment 12: Memo from Engineering and Construction Services to Purchasing and Materials Management Division in response to Toronto Zenith's March 21, 2019 letter, dated June 10, 2019
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-140507.pdf)

Attachment 13: Correspondence from Toronto Zenith, dated July 31, 2019
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-140509.pdf)

Speakers

Aldo Paganelli, President and CEO, Toronto Zenith Contracting Ltd.
Councillor Frances Nunziata

Communications (Committee)
(December 2, 2019) Letter from Aldo Paganelli, President, Toronto Zenith (IE.New.IE10.2.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-99571.pdf)


IE10.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Non-Competitive Contract with Code for Canada for the Development of a Data Platform for Traffic Collision and Volume Data
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate and execute a non-competitive agreement with Code for Canada to hire a product team via Code for Canada to complete the development of MOVE, in the amount of $832,107.00 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($846,752.08 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) including provisional items, contingency and all applicable charges, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

 

1.  Requested the General Manager, Transportation Services to report twice a year to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on traffic collision and volume data, in a manner that is easy to understand.

Origin
(November 18, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Purchasing Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to request authority to enter into a non-competitive contract with Code for Canada to hire a product team via Code for Canada to complete the development of MOVE, a new data platform to be used for the storage, visualization, and analysis of traffic volume and collision data, and bring it into production.  In 2018, Transportation Services retained a team of three digital product professionals via the Code for Canada fellowship program to fundamentally rethink and redesign its processes and systems around traffic volume and collision data. The program produced an early prototype of MOVE and a detailed product roadmap built on a foundation of in-depth user research.

 

MOVE is being built to replace CRASH and FLOW, legacy software systems first deployed in the early 1990s:

 

-CRASH is used to store and analyze all recorded collisions involving a motorized vehicle that take place within the City of Toronto from 1985 to present.

 

-FLOW is used to store and analyze traffic counts conducted or commissioned by City staff from 1984 to present.
 

These systems are still relied upon today but have outlived their useful shelf lives and urgently need replacing. CRASH and FLOW are highly susceptible to data quality issues, are error prone, and use technologies and operate on systems that are no longer supported by the Information & Technology (I&T) Division. They also lack the features needed to support the planning and delivery functions of a modern and multimodal road safety program such as Vision Zero 2.0.

 

Collisions and traffic volumes are primary data sources used for engineering evaluations in support of traffic safety projects. These datasets are also critical to numerous transportation planning and operations functions across the City. This contract would cover the delivery of product development services from a team of three associates over a period of up to 18 months. This work would also facilitate the publication of complete and timely traffic count and collision data to the City’s Open Data Portal.

 

This is being executed as a non-competitive contract as Code for Canada is uniquely qualified to offer both product development services at a below market rate, help build internal digital capacity within the Transportation Services Division, and preserve institutional and project knowledge gained through past procurements with the organization.

 

City Council approval is required in accordance with Municipal Code Chapter 195, Purchasing, where the current request exceeds the Chief Purchasing Officer's authority of the cumulative five year commitment limit for each vendor under Article 7, Section 195-7.3(D) of the Purchasing By-law or exceeds the threshold of $500,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax allowed under staff authority as per the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 71, Financial Control, Section 71-11a.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 18, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Non-Competitive Contract with Code for Canada for the Development of a Data Platform for Traffic Collision and Volume Data
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-140493.pdf)


IE10.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Executing Purchases of Goods and Service Contracts, including Construction, by the General Manager, Transportation Services Division
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to prepare and approve "as to form" all standard form contracts for the purchase of goods and services, including construction, by Transportation Services, that have been awarded by tender, request for proposal, request for quotation, sole source or any other City procurement process, prior to the execution of such agreements by appropriate City officials, utilizing such standard processes and standard form documents as approved by the Chief Purchasing Officer and the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to delegate these functions and authority to Transportation Services staff as necessary.

Origin
(November 21, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the City Solicitor
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend changes and streamline the process for the preparation and approval "as to form" for standard form contracts for the purchase of goods and services, including construction, by the General Manager, Transportation Services, that have been awarded by tender, request for proposal, request for quotation, sole source or any other City procurement process. This delegation to the General Manager of Transportation Services will facilitate the streamlining of the procurement process, reduce delays in contract execution and expedite the delivery of projects.

 

Since Transportation Services Division has restructured to become more functionally organized, the following efficiencies can be achieved by centralizing the execution of contract purchasing:

 

- Reduced physical circulation of documentation and review time in the process;


- Ability for Transportation Services staff to establish relative priorities amongst the contracts in need of execution;


- Transportation Services staff are in a better position to answer questions concerning the nature of contracts should they arise in the course of circulation; and


- Staff who are accountable for administering the Capital Program will be more responsible for all the steps needed to fulfill the program.
 

Engineering and Construction Services and Legal Services support Transportation Services in its efforts to centralize the administration of contract executions.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 21, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the City Solicitor on Executing Purchases of Goods and Service Contracts, including Construction, by the General Manager, Transportation Services Division
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-140500.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Execution of Works and Emergency Services Construction and Supply Contracts
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-140544.pdf)


IE10.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10, 14 

Enwave Deep Lake Water Cooling - Expansion Proposal Amendment to the Energy Transfer Agreement
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Toronto Water, to finalize negotiations with Enwave Energy Corporation ("Enwave") and enter into and execute an amending agreement to the Energy Transfer Agreement between the City and Enwave dated January 18, 2002, as amended by the amending agreement dated August 20, 2007, the second amending agreement dated September 1, 2010, and the heat exchanger amendment authorized by City Council by its adoption of Item IE8.4 at its meeting on October 29 and 30, 2019 (collectively, the "Energy Transfer Agreement"), to permit the expansion of the Deep Lake Water Cooling system capacity, predicated on increasing the flow of cool water from the City's Island Water Treatment Plant to a new raw water diversion system terminating at the John Street Pumping Station, substantially consistent with the commercial principles outlined in the Term Sheet set out in Attachment A to the report ( November 21, 2019) from the General Manager, Toronto Water, and otherwise on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Toronto Water, (the "Deep Lake Water Cooling Expansion"), and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Toronto Water, on behalf of the City, to undertake any necessary related environmental assessment(s), including either as a sole proponent or a co-proponent with Enwave, as may be required for the Deep Lake Water Cooling Expansion at Enwave's sole expense.

 

3.  City Council authorize, subject to the adoption of Recommendation 1, above, the General Manager, Toronto Water to negotiate, enter into and execute any other related agreement(s) as may be necessary to give effect to Recommendation 1 on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Toronto Water, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(November 21, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water
Summary

This report seeks City Council authority for the General Manager, Toronto Water, to finalize negotiations with Enwave Energy Corporation ("Enwave"), and to enter into and execute an amending agreement to the Energy Transfer Agreement between Enwave and the City dated January 18, 2002, as subsequently amended (the "ETA") substantially consistent with the commercial principles outlined in the Term Sheet set out in Attachment A to this report (the "Term Sheet") to permit the expansion of the Deep Lake Water Cooling ("DLWC") system  based on Enwave's 2019 DLWC expansion proposal (the “DLWC Expansion Project”). This report also seeks City Council authority for the City, as represented by the General Manager, Toronto Water, to undertake, on behalf of the City, any necessary related environmental assessment(s) as may be required for the DLWC Expansion Project, at Enwave's sole expense.

 

Back in 2013, City Council authorized the General Manager, Toronto Water, to enter into without prejudice negotiations with Enwave regarding Enwave's then proposed expansion of the DLWC system based on a raw water diversion system originating at the Island Water Treatment Plant ("IFP") and terminating at the John Street Pumping Station (“JSPS”), and to report back on the outcome of the negotiations once concluded.

 

Since 2013, the City has negotiated with Enwave on various technical solutions and business terms, culminating in the Term Sheet which, City staff is recommending in this report and, reflects the negotiated commercial principles intended to serve as a framework for the final negotiations between the parties and an amendment to the ETA to give effect to the DLWC Expansion Project, if approved. The purpose of the DLWC Expansion Project is to increase the capacity of the DLWC system to meet the growing demand for cooling in the downtown City core. The key technical difference in Enwave's 2013 and 2019 DLWC expansion proposals is the proposed addition of a fourth intake at the IFP before the proposed expanded DLWC system branches-off to a new raw water diversion system separate and independent from the City's municipal drinking water infrastructure and supply.

 

Similar to its 2013 DLWC expansion proposal, Enwave's 2019 DLWC Expansion Project provides many benefits to the City including increased revenues, operational cost savings, new infrastructure at no cost to the City (including the repurposing of currently unused infrastructure), and environmental benefits such as significant carbon emission reductions and improved air quality in Toronto's environment.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 21, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water on Enwave Deep Lake Water Cooling - Expansion Proposal Amendment to the Energy Transfer Agreement
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-140486.pdf)

(November 21, 2019) Attachment A: Deep Lake Water Cooling Expansion
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-140648.pdf)


IE10.12

ACTION 

 

 

 

Eglinton Connects Streetscape Improvements
Communications IE10.12.1 and IE10.12.2 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the first quarter of 2020 on a strategy to accelerate design work on the Eglinton Connects Streetscape Improvements to align with the opening of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT), including a plan to coordinate with Metrolinx any construction between stations along Eglinton Avenue.

Origin
(December 5, 2019) Letter from Councillor Mike Colle
Summary

No summary provided.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 5, 2019) Letter from Councillor Mike Colle on Eglinton Connects Streetscape Improvements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-140941.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Louis Fliss, Geoff Kettel, and Holly Reid, Co-Chairs, Cycle Don Valley Midtown (CC.New.IE10.12.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99857.pdf)

(December 16, 2019) Letter from Andy Gort, President, South Eglinton Ratepayers' & Residents' Association (SERRA) (CC.New.IE10.12.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99889.pdf)


Planning and Housing Committee - Meeting 11
PH11.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Technical Amendments to Zoning By-law 569-2013
Bill 1734 has been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council enact the Zoning By-law amendments substantially in accordance with Attachment 1 to the report (November 19, 2019) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the zoning by-law amendments as may be required.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee held a statutory public meeting on December 10, 2019, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(November 19, 2019) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report proposes technical amendments to Zoning By-law 569-2013 to correct typographical errors; add, remove or replace words; revise regulations in order to clarify or correct interpretations and update cross-references; make adjustments to zoning and overlay map boundaries; and remove lands from the by-law.

 

Technical changes are also proposed for site-specific zoning amendments to Zoning By-law 569-2013 to make minor corrections.

 

All proposed revisions are in keeping with Council's intentions when first approved by Council, and do not affect the substance of the respective by-laws.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 19, 2019) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Technical Amendments to Zoning By-law 569-2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140549.pdf)

Attachment 1: 2019 Technical Amendment By-law to Zoning By-law 569-2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140550.pdf)

(November 15, 2019) Notice of Public Meeting
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140551.pdf)


PH11.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Housing Now - 140 Merton Street - Zoning Amendment - Final Report
Bill 1739 has been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, for the lands at 140 Merton Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 4 to the report (November 22, 2019) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee held a statutory public meeting on December 10, 2019, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(November 22, 2019) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends approval of a City-initiated amendment to Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, for the City-owned property at 140 Merton Street, as part of the Housing Now Initiative.

 

The recommended Zoning By-law Amendment (Attachment 4) will facilitate the development of approximately 180 new rental units on the site, with a minimum of 50 percent affordable rental units and an overall target of 100 percent affordable rental units

 

The recommended amendment would permit an 18-storey building including a five-storey base building with approximately 2,150 square metres of community space on the ground and second floors. The existing designated heritage structure is identified for retention in situ and, through alteration, will be incorporated into the proposed development.

 

The recommended Zoning By-law Amendment would enable redevelopment of the site consistent with the development concept prepared by CreateTO and refined through public consultation and the City's review process. The development's residential and community space is proposed to focus on seniors' needs.

 

The development of 140 Merton Street in accordance with this report's recommendations will ensure this City-owned property is optimized for the development of affordable rental housing and supports the achievement of a complete, inclusive, livable community. The recommended Zoning By-law Amendment takes advantage of its transit-oriented location, is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014), conforms with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2019), the City of Toronto Official Plan and the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan. The proposed base building respects the established pedestrian scale along Merton Street. The tower portion of the development fits within the existing and planned building height context, providing appropriate separation distances from neighbouring properties and preserving skyview and access to sunlight from the public realm, neighbouring properties and new residential units.

 

The recommended Zoning By-law Amendment ensures that on site future development will not encroach on the visual integrity of the designated heritage building through front yard setbacks and building stepbacks and by locating the tower element of the development well behind the conserved portion of the heritage building. The amendment also protects for a mid-block connection and outdoor social spaces. These features serve to contribute to a safe, varied and dynamic public realm on Merton Street.

 

City Council's decision regarding the recommended Zoning By-law Amendment will set the stage for the next phase of the Housing Now Initiative for this site including the procurement by the City of a non-profit partner to construct and operate a mixed-use, mixed-income development at 140 Merton Street. The development partner will be responsible for submitting a Site Plan Control application in 2020 to finalize development plans. The City will secure the terms of construction and housing operation through a 99-year lease with the selected partner.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 22, 2019) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 and Attachment 5 from Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Housing Now - 140 Merton Street - Zoning Amendment - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140601.pdf)

Attachment 4: Draft Zoning By-law Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140602.pdf)

(November 18, 2019) Notice of Public Meeting
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140603.pdf)

Speakers

John Hiddema, South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association
Mark Richardson, HousingNowTO.com

Communications (Committee)
(December 9, 2019) Letter from Andy Gort, President, South Eglinton Ratepayers' and Residents' Association (PH.New.PH11.2.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99615.pdf)

(December 10, 2019) Submission from Mark Richardson, Technical Lead, HousingNowTO.com (PH.New.PH11.2.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99690.pdf)


PH11.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 12 

Alterations to Designated Heritage Property at 140 Merton Street
Bill 1739 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the alterations to the heritage property at 140 Merton Street in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, to allow for alterations, with such alterations substantially in accordance with plans and drawings prepared by Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc., dated September 3, 2019, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), dated July 4, 2019, prepared by ERA Architects Inc., and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, all subject to and in accordance with a Conservation Plan satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and subject to the following additional conditions:

 

a. That the related site-specific Zoning By-law Amendment permitting the proposed alterations has been enacted by City Council and has come into full force and effect in a form and with content acceptable to City Council, as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

b. That prior to final Site Plan approval for the development contemplated for 140 Merton Street, the leaseholder of the City-owned property shall:

 

1. Execute and register on title the Heritage Easement Agreement with the City, pursuant to City of Toronto By-law 1021-2017 for the heritage property at 140 Merton Street, substantially in accordance with plans and drawings prepared by Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc., dated September 3, 2019, submitted with the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by ERA Architects Inc., dated July 4, 2019, subject to and in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.b.2, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and registered on title to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor;

 

2. Provide a detailed Conservation Plan prepared by a qualified heritage consultant that is substantially in accordance with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for 140 Merton Street, prepared by ERA Architects Inc., dated July 4, 2019, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

3. Provide final site plan drawings substantially in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.b.2 to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

4. Provide a Heritage Lighting Plan that describes how the exterior of the heritage property will be sensitively illuminated to enhance its heritage character to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

5. Provide an Interpretation Plan for the subject property to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

6. Provide a detailed Landscape Plan for the subject property satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

c. That prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the property at 140 Merton Street, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage building as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the leaseholder of the City-owned property shall:

 

1. Provide building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.b.2, including a description of materials and finishes, to be prepared by the project architect and a qualified heritage consultant to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

2. Provide a Letter of Credit, including provision for upwards indexing, in a form and amount and from a bank satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan, and approved Interpretation Plan; and

 

3. Provide full documentation of the existing heritage property at 140 Merton Street, including two (2) printed sets of archival quality 8” x 10” colour photographs with borders in a glossy or semi-gloss finish and one (1) digital set on a CD in tiff format and 600 dpi resolution keyed to a location map, elevations and measured drawings, and copies of all existing interior floor plans and original drawings as may be available, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

d. That prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Recommendation 1.c 2. above, the leaseholder of the City-owned property shall:

 

1. Provide a letter of substantial completion prepared and signed by a qualified heritage consultant confirming that the required conservation work and the required interpretive work has been completed in accordance with the Conservation Plan and Interpretation Plan and that an appropriate standard of conservation has been maintained, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and

 

2. Provide replacement Heritage Easement Agreement photographs to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

Origin
(October 24, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve the proposed alterations for the designated heritage property at 140 Merton Street, in connection with a City-initiated Zoning By-law Amendment and the proposed redevelopment of the site as part of the City's Housing Now Initiative.

 

As authority to enter a Heritage Easement Agreement ("HEA") has been provided per City of Toronto By-law 1021-2017, the report provides a recommendation that such HEA be executed and registered on title prior to final Site Plan Approval at 140 Merton Street which is designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

A City-initiated zoning by-law amendment will be presented to City Council in December 2019 with the goal of creating new affordable housing units on City-owned lands. The Housing Now Initiative for the 140 Merton Street property proposes to develop the site as a seniors' rental building with community space on the ground and second floor levels. Specifically, the project consists of an 18-storey mixed-use building consisting of 180 residential units, with a target of delivering 100 percent of the units as affordable seniors housing. The project will include over 2,000 square metres of community service space. The proposed development also includes a total of 45 parking spaces located in a one level underground parking garage.

 

The heritage property will be completely retained in situ for 12 metres of depth from the  street facing façade. The project will not significantly impact the three dimensional form of the building as viewed from the public realm. Should the alterations to the subject property be approved, staff recommends that the leaseholder of the City-owned property be required to enter into a HEA and register it on title for the lands municipally known as 140 Merton Street in order to ensure the long-term protection of the heritage property. 

Background Information (Committee)
(October 24, 2019) Report and Attachments 1 to 4 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning on Alterations to Designated Heritage Property at 140 Merton Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140535.pdf)

Speakers

Sharon Mourer


3a Alterations to Designated Heritage Property at 140 Merton Street
Origin
(November 12, 2019) Letter from Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on November 12, 2019 considered a report (October 24, 2019) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning on Alterations to Designated Heritage Property at 140 Merton Street.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 12, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on Alterations to Designated Heritage Property at 140 Merton Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140665.pdf)


PH11.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Official Plan Review: Final Recommendation Report - Amendments to the Built Form and Public Realm Policies of the Official Plan
Communications PH11.4.9 to PH11.4.12 have been submitted on this Item
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan substantially in accordance with the recommended Official Plan Amendments appended as Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (November 7, 2019) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. City Council adopt the Terms of Reference for the Block Context Plan complete application requirement appended as Attachment 5 to the report (November 7, 2019) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the recommended Official Plan Amendments and Terms of Reference as may be required.

 

4. City Council declare by resolution to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing that these Official Plan Amendments conform with Provincial Plans or do not conflict with them; have regard to the matters of Provincial Interest in Section 2 of the Planning Act; and are consistent with policy statements issued under subsection 3(1) of the Planning Act.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee held a Statutory Special Public Meeting on December 10, 2019, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(November 7, 2019) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report presents the recommended amendments to Section 3.1.1, Public Realm, Section 3.1.2, Built Form and Section 3.1.3, Built Form - Tall Buildings, of the Official Plan. The recommended changes are the result of extensive public and stakeholder consultations conducted as part of the Five Year Review of the Official Plan.

 

The recommended Official Plan amendments appended to this report as Attachments 1 and 2 are intended to strengthen the existing policies and provide greater clarity through new policies that describe the public realm, built form and built form types. The policies reflect the continuous evolution of the application of urban design principles to achieve critical city-building objectives, defining the roles and relationships of the public realm and new development to ensure that buildings and their surrounding public spaces work together to achieve a high standard of design and help create a high quality of life for people of all ages and abilities.

 

Attachments 3 and 4 to this report demonstrate how the proposed amendments will be incorporated into Sections 3.1.1, 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 of the Official Plan. A proposed terms of reference for a Block Context Plan complete application requirement is appended as Attachment 5 to this report.

 

Pursuant to Section 26 of the Planning Act and in accordance with Planning and Housing Committee's direction, a statutory public open house was held on October 16, 2019 to discuss the revised policies tabled at the July 3, 2019 Planning and Housing Committee meeting. The recommended policies attached to this report have been refined to respond to additional stakeholder, public and provincial feedback received since July 2019. 

 

The proposed policies are also intended to address the recently released A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2019), which includes new and revised policies and definitions for Complete Communities, Complete Streets, the Public Realm and Compact Built Form that emphasize a high-quality, vibrant public realm, the efficient use of land, the integration of green infrastructure, social equity and quality of life, and a well-connected network of walkable neighbourhoods and destinations that encourage active transportation.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 7, 2019) Report from Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Amendments to the Built Form and Public Realm Policies of the Official Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140596.pdf)

Attachment 1: Recommended Public Realm Official Plan Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140597.pdf)

Attachment 2: Recommended Built Form Official Plan Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140598.pdf)

Attachment 3: Incorporated Public Realm Policy Revisions with the In-Force Official Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140599.pdf)

Attachment 4: Incorporated Built Form Policy Revisions with the In-Force Official Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140610.pdf)

Attachment 5: Terms of Reference for the Block Context Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140613.pdf)

Attachment 6: Letter from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140614.pdf)

Attachment 7: Letter from the Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140620.pdf)

Attachment 8: Letter from the Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140621.pdf)

Attachment 9: Letter from Loblaw Companies Limited and Choice Properties Ontario Properties Limited
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140622.pdf)

(October 31, 2019) Notice of Public Meeting
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140600.pdf)

Speakers

Michael Rosenberg

Communications (Committee)
(November 6, 2019) Letter from Corinna Prior, Aird Berlis, on behalf of Kingsett Capital Inc. (PH.Main.PH11.4.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99447.pdf)

(December 6, 2019) E-mail from David Godley (PH.New.PH11.4.2)
(December 6, 2019) Letter from Carmina Tupe, Planner, Policy and Government Relations, Building Industry Land Development Association (PH.New.PH11.4.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99617.pdf)

(November 6, 2019) Letter from William Roberts, Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (PH.New.PH11.4.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99651.pdf)

(December 6, 2019) Letter from Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (PH.New.PH11.4.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99618.pdf)

(December 9, 2019) Letter from Jonathan Rodger, Senior Associate, Zelinka Priamo Ltd, (PH.New.PH11.4.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99653.pdf)

(December 10, 2019) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (PH.New.PH11.4.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99665.pdf)

(December 10, 2019) Letter from Christine Trinh, Development Manager, SmartCentres (PH.New.PH11.4.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99668.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(December 16, 2019) Letter from Marisa Keating, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (CC.Supp.PH11.4.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99711.pdf)

(December 16, 2019) Letter from Daniel B. Artenosi, Overland LLP (CC.New.PH11.4.10)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99875.pdf)

(December 16, 2019) E-mail from David Godley (CC.New.PH11.4.11)
(December 17, 2019) E-mail from Eileen Denny (CC.New.PH11.4.12)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99842.pdf)


PH11.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan
The Executive Director, Housing Secretariat has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PH11.5b for information)

Communications PH11.5.14 to PH11.5.17 have been submitted on this Item

Mayor's second Key Matter and second Item of business on Tuesday, December 17th
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council adopt the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan, included as Attachment 1 to the report (November 26, 2019) from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, and its recommended actions as the framework to guide the City's efforts over the next 10 years to strategically and effectively addressing housing and homelessness needs.

 

2.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Executive Director, Financial Planning, to establish a consolidated list of actions identifying funding needs for a 10-year period, informed by the federal and provincial funding commitments and third party partnerships, reviewed annually for consideration as part of the City’s annual budget process.

 

3.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services to include a request for $250,000 in the 2020 Housing Secretariat operating budget submission to be used to establish a housing fund and identify options to access private capital to support the development of affordable rental housing, and report to Council on the results by the third quarter of 2020.

 

4.  City Council approve, in principle, the new 10-Year Investment Plans for the Housing Now Initiative and Open Door Affordable Rental Housing Program outlined in the Financial Impact section of the report to activate the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan and support the creation of 20,000 new affordable rental and supportive homes.

 

5.  City Council direct the City Manager to establish the role or function of Housing Commissioner in 2020 and request the City Manager to report to Council by the third quarter of 2020 with options for the function to independently assess implementation of the revised Toronto Housing Charter and the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan and ensure that the City, within its legislative authorities, and through implementation of various programs and policies, is taking concrete actions to combat systematic housing discrimination and address systemic hurdles in the housing system.

 

6.  City Council request the City Manager, in examining the establishment of a Housing Commissioner role, to consult with human rights experts and other groups and individuals with an interest in the establishment of the position.

 

7.  City Council direct the City Manager to forward the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan to the Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, including a full list of recommended actions in Attachment 2 to the report (November 26, 2019) from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, and estimated costs to:

 

a.  inform current and future housing policies, programs and initiatives; and

 

b.  request continuation of existing programs to 2030 as well as new and enhanced investments in Toronto in the amount of $6.9 billion in provincial investment in from 2020-2030 to address the health, socio-economic and environmental well-being of residents in the city and the region.

 

8.  City Council request the City Manager to forward the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan to the Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, including a list of recommended actions in Attachment 3 to the report (November 26, 2019) from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services and estimated costs to:

 

a.  inform current and future housing policies, programs and initiatives; and

 

b.  request continuation of existing programs to 2030 as well as new and enhanced investments in Toronto in the amount of $6.4 billion in federal investments from 2020-2030 to address the housing crisis impacting the health, socio- economic and environmental well-being of residents in the city, the region and the country as a whole.

  

9.  City Council recognize that homelessness in Toronto is a critical issue requiring expedited action by all levels of government.

 

10.  City Council request the Federal and Provincial Governments, as part of their 2020 Budgets, to commit to capital and operating funding to support the creation of 1,800 new units of supportive housing annually, in order to reduce homelessness in Toronto.

 

11.  City Council request the City Manager to engage other levels of government in order to establish an intergovernmental table with a mandate to secure increased investment and support from the other levels of government to expedite the City's initiatives to address housing challenges and homelessness in Toronto.

 

12.  City Council request Provincial and Federal representatives to meet with City staff and appropriate stakeholders before January 15, 2020 to develop an expedited action plan and strategy framework that expedites the City’s initiatives to address housing challenges and homelessness in Toronto including:

 

a.  Identifying the unaddressed low-income housing support gaps, including those of mental health and addictions, economic insecurity, long-term health issues and any challenge that may contribute to homelessness in Toronto;

 

b.  Identifying and recommending programs, supports, and services that can be provided on an expedited basis by the appropriate levels of government respective to their jurisdictions but in collaboration with each other to prevent homelessness upstream and provide the current population with accessible options for dignified, stable, secure and supportive housing; and

 

c.  Reporting on rapid re-housing and other coordinated approaches to quickly move people out of shelters and into permanent housing whenever possible and track performance indicators to demonstrate the effectiveness of this response and incorporate what is learned into next steps.

 

13.  City Council request the City Manager to report to the Planning and Housing Committee on February 12, 2020 with an update on the progress of discussions with the Provincial and Federal governments on this issue.

 

14.  City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to report by June 2020 to the Planning and Housing Committee with a detailed implementation plan for the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan.

 

15.  City Council  request the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services to report by June 2020 on any additional City staffing resources necessary to support implementation of the HousingTO 2020-2030 Plan, and to be considered as part of the 2021 City budget process.

 

16.  City Council endorse an Indigenous set-aside for new affordable housing units, including more deeply affordable housing units.

 

17.  City Council request the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to report to the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee with recommendations on an Indigenous set-aside for new affordable housing units, including more deeply affordable housing units, no later than May 2020.

 

18.  City Council request City staff to consider the presentation from Randy J. Pitt, Reaching Home Manager, Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle, as part of the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan.

  

19.  City Council adopt the principle that the affordability period for any affordable rental housing built on City land or receiving City funding, subsidy, or incentives shall be permanent, wherever possible.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee:

 

1.  Directed the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to report directly to City Council on December 17, 2019 with an annual housing target that can be achieved regardless of the participation of other governments.

 

The Executive Director Housing Secretariat, Community and Social Services gave a presentation on Housing TO - 2020 - 2030 Action Plan.

Origin
(November 26, 2019) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services
Summary

This report requests Toronto City Council to adopt a set of recommendations to activate the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan.  The HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan provides a blueprint to assist some 341,000 households achieve “housing success” in Toronto’s challenging housing market.

 

Toronto's housing market has experienced unprecedented growth over the past decade. While this has benefited the local, regional and national economies, it has left many low-and-moderate-income households in the city struggling to make ends meet. In particular, high rental and ownership costs have left over 194,000 households (or 17.5% of all private households) paying more that 50% of their income on housing. And although the City of Toronto has expanded emergency shelter capacity during the past three years, much of the shelter facilities were occupied immediately and most shelters continue to operate at capacity with over 7,500 users on any given night.

 

While all orders of government have taken action to address the city's housing challenges over the past decade, there is a need to expand existing efforts and take new measures during the next 10 years. With Toronto's population estimated to grow by up to one million new residents by 2030 and the rental housing vacancy rate currently at 1%, all orders of government need to prioritize and increase investments in affordable and supportive housing. All orders of government must work together to strategically align resources to tackle the housing and homelessness crisis effectively. This strategic alignment includes focusing on permanent affordable housing solutions to improve housing stability, health and economic outcomes for residents.

 

The HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan builds upon the City's last 10-year housing plan, Housing Opportunities Toronto: Affordable Housing Action Plan 2010-2020. It proposes a number of actions to address critical needs across the housing spectrum including emergency shelters and transitional housing, social and supportive housing, market and affordable rental housing and homeownership. Maintaining a ten-year housing plan also fulfills the City's legislative requirement to develop and maintain a housing plan pursuant to the provincial Housing Services Act, 2011.

 

In 2009, City Council approved the "Toronto Housing Charter: Opportunity for All". This was an important step in recognizing the City’s commitment to supporting housing equality and non-discrimination in housing regardless of whether an individual or family was without a home, was a tenant or a homeowner. The HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan recommends updating the "Toronto Housing Charter: Opportunity for All" in line with new federal legislation and to guide the City in taking action, within its jurisdiction, to advance the progressive realization of the right to adequate housing. 

 

The HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan sets out 13 key strategic directions and 76 actions to assist over 341,000 households and guide housing investments by all three orders of government of approximately $23.4 billion from 2020 to 2030. The City’s commitment through current and future investments is proposed to be $8.5 billion over 10 years (including operating, capital investment and other financial tools).

 

The targets in the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan reflect a range of actions already being taken by government, as well as ramping up a full range of measures. Achieving these targets would produce major positive outcomes for Toronto residents. In particular, emergency shelter clients would have greater access to supportive housing; tenants paying more than 50% of their income on housing would get rent relief; residents of Toronto Community Housing would live in better maintained and safer homes; and residents would have access to new affordable, supportive and ownership housing opportunities.

 

The HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan seeks to leverage existing government investments, while proposing substantial new funding and financing commitments from the City, the province and the federal government.  In particular, the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan calls on the federal government to enhance and extend efforts under the National Housing Strategy and the provincial government to commit to increasing income supports and supportive housing options to vulnerable people. In prioritizing government action across the entire housing spectrum, the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan seeks to provide a diverse range of opportunities for Toronto residents thereby creating greater housing choice and opportunity, while addressing the public’s concern with being “stuck” and “priced” out of Toronto’s housing market.

 

In recognition of the importance of working with our federal and provincial partners, it is proposed that the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan be forwarded to the Federal and Provincial governments to: 1) inform current and future housing policies, programs and initiatives; and 2) request additional investments to address the housing crisis impacting the health, socio-economic and environmental well-being of residents, the city, the region and the country.

 

This report and the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan was prepared with the invaluable insight and input from some 6,000 Toronto residents and an External Advisory Group who participated in public consultations held throughout 2019. 

 

The HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan was developed as a corporate initiative with input, support and encouragement from the following City divisions: Housing Secretariat; Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; Social Development, Finance and Administration; Corporate Real Estate Management, CreateTO, Municipal Licensing and Standards; City Planning; Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Homes; Indigenous Affairs Office; Toronto Employment and Social Services; Financial Planning; City Legal; Revenue Services; Economic Development and Culture; Toronto Community Housing Corporation; Toronto Public Health; the offices of City Manager and Deputy City Manager; Community and Social Services; Infrastructure and Development Services; Corporate Services; and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 26, 2019) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services on HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140650.pdf)

Attachment 1 - HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140651.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Consolidated List of Recommended Actions for the Provincial Government
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140630.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Consolidated List of Recommended Actions for the Federal Government
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140631.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Housing Opportunities Toronto: Affordable Housing Action Plan 2010-2020 - Status Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140632.pdf)

Attachment 5 - Toronto Housing Market Analysis: From Insight to Action
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140633.pdf)

Attachment 6 - HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan Consultation Summary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140634.pdf)

(December 10, 2019) Presentation from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, Community and Social Services on Housing TO 2020-2030 Action Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140988.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(December 16, 2019) Supplementary report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan on New Affordable Rental Housing Targets (PH11.5b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-141224.pdf)

Appendices 1 and 2 to motion 3d by Councillor Bailão
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-141291.pdf)

Speakers

Elizabeth McIsaac, Maytree
Alyssa Brierley, Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation
Brian Davis, TAEH Housing Development Working Group/Houselink Community Homes
Michael Rosenberg
Kira Heineck, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH)
Emily Paradis, Right to Housing in Toronto
Kenn Hale, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario
Denese Gascho, Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto
Daniela Mergarten
Ingrid Milford
Doris Power, Living In Place campaign of Older Women’s Network (OWN) and Ontario Disability Coalition and Ontario Autism Coalition
Tristan Laing
Sean Meagher
Melissa Goldstein, Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust
Pablo Escobar, Dixon Hall
Tim Ellis, Etobicoke Lakeshore Community Network
Alejandra Ruiz Vargas, ACORN
Josie Weir, ACORN
Alejandro Gonzalez-Rendon, ACORN
Miguel Avila-Velarde
Helen Chilas, 1501-Woodbine Tenants Group
Bee Lee Soh
Patricia O'Connell

Communications (Committee)
(December 2, 2019) Letter from Councillor Ana Bailão (PH.Main.PH11.5.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99461.pdf)

(December 5, 2019) Letter from Allen MacInnis, President, Board of Directors, Church-Isabella Residents' Cooperative (PH.New.PH11.5.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99608.pdf)

(December 5, 2019) Letter from Tom Clement, Executive Director, Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto (PH.New.PH11.5.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99609.pdf)

(December 5, 2019) E-mail from Kate Chung (PH.New.PH11.5.4)
(December 9, 2019) Letter from Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Chief Executive Officer, Wellesley Institute (PH.New.PH11.5.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99619.pdf)

(December 9, 2019) Letter from Brian F. Kelcey (PH.New.PH11.5.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99652.pdf)

(December 10, 2019) Letter from Kenneth Hale, Director of Advocacy and Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (PH.New.PH11.5.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99661.pdf)

(December 10, 2019) Letter from Kira Heineck, Executive Lead, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (PH.New.PH11.5.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99662.pdf)

(December 9, 2019) E-mail from Brian Davis, Executive Director, Houselink Community Homes  (PH.New.PH11.5.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99663.pdf)

(December 9, 2019) Letter from Marva Burnett, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN Canada) (PH.New.PH11.5.10)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99664.pdf)

(December 10, 2019) E-mail from Emily Paradis (PH.New.PH11.5.11)
(December 10, 2019) Letter from Alyssa Brierley, Executive Director and General Counsel, Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (PH.New.PH11.5.12)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99623.pdf)

(December 10, 2019) Submission from Doris Power (PH.New.PH11.5.13)
Communications (City Council)
(December 11, 2019) Letter from Roger Sauve, President, Board of Directors, and George Beattie, Treasurer, Board of Directors, Beech Hall Housing Co-operative Incorporated (CC.Supp.PH11.5.14)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99717.pdf)

(December 10, 2019) Submission from Denese Gascho, Board Director, Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto (CC.Supp.PH11.5.15)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99765.pdf)

(December 16, 2019) Letter from Andrew Thomson, Chief of Government Relations, University of Toronto (CC.New.PH11.5.16)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99835.pdf)

(December 17, 2019) E-mail from Heather Tremain, CEO, Options for Homes (CC.New.PH11.5.17)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99840.pdf)


5a Indigenous Set-Aside of Affordable Housing Units
Origin
(November 22, 2019) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee
Summary

The Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee on November 22, 2019, considered a presentation from Randy J. Pitt, Reaching Home Manager, Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle on Indigenous Set-Aside of Affordable Housing Units.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 22, 2019) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee on Indigenous Set-Aside of Affordable Housing Units
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140654.pdf)

Presentation from Randy J. Pitt, Reaching Home Manager, Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle, as part of the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140664.pdf)


PH11.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Community Housing Partnership Renewal Program
Bill 1716 has been submitted on this item.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council adopt the Community Housing Partnership Renewal Program Goal, Guiding Principles and Implementation, as set out in Attachment A to the report (November 26, 2019) from General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration. 

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, or designate, to develop an implementation plan for the Community Housing Partnership Renewal program in line with the overall direction and guiding principles outlined in Attachment A to the report (November 26, 2019) from General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration. 

 

3. City Council adopt the updated Municipal Housing Facility By-law attached as Attachment C to the report (November 26, 2019) from General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and repeal Municipal Housing Facility By-law 124-2016.

Origin
(November 26, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) developed a number of housing programs for the federal government between 1946 and 1986. Over the past 35 years, non-profit housing providers have served as valuable partners to the City through their commitment to operating these affordable rental housing programs across Toronto.

 

Under federal housing programs, non-profit housing providers entered into operating agreements with CMHC, outlining how the subsidy would be calculated and the housing provider’s obligations. The City assumed responsibility for the administration of these operating agreements in 2002 following the transfer of federal social housing programs from CMHC to the Province and download to municipal governments. Operating agreements have expired for over half of the non-profit housing developments built, with the remainder set to expire by 2032. In the absence of new agreements, this will result in over 8,500 rental units no longer secured by terms that protect their rental affordability.

 

Recognizing the many challenges in maintaining and creating affordable rental housing in Toronto, this report seeks Council approval of the overall direction of the Community Housing Partnership Renewal (CHPR) program. This program provides an opportunity for housing providers to enter into new agreements with the City that will maintain or improve levels of affordability; secure and potentially expand access to the supply of affordable rental housing; and strengthen the capacity of non-profit housing providers in the community.

 

To achieve these objectives, it is recommended that the City offer eligible housing providers a property tax exemption for the affordable units that they secure. This will require updating the Municipal Housing Facility By-law 124-2016, which grants City Council the authority to provide property tax exemptions to rental housing that meets the definition of "Affordable Housing", as set out in the by-law. This report recommends adopting a new updated by-law that adds to the definition of "Affordable Housing" to allow for the inclusion of rental units that were developed under federal social housing programs and which are no longer subject to an operating agreement.

 

The majority of federal housing providers are concerned about their future as their buildings are aging and they may lack the resources in the future to undertake capital repairs and/or maintain their housing as affordable. A property tax exemption will encourage participation in CHPR by relieving existing and emerging operating and capital costs.

 

Another key component of the program will be a requirement for housing providers to provide a portion of their affordable units to tenants in receipt of a housing benefit. This will deepen affordability for low-income households and promote mixed-income housing. CHPR will also include a range of supports to assist housing providers in achieving their long-term objectives, while aligning with and supporting the City's housing priorities.

 

Preserving existing affordable rental units is a viable and cost-effective approach to maintaining the supply of affordable rental housing in Toronto, while the City also works to increase the supply of new affordable rental housing. New agreements will allow the City to maintain access to rental housing stock, presenting opportunities to maintain or deepen levels of affordability; promote the preservation and/or expansion of good quality mixed-income housing; and ensure that the multi-million dollar investment made through decades of public sector funding continues to provide affordable housing.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 26, 2019) Report and Attachments A and B from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Community Housing Partnership Renewal Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140657.pdf)

Attachment C: Updated Municipal Housing Facility By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140642.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(December 9, 2019) Letter from Margie Carlson, Executive Director, Inter Faith Homes Group (PH.New.PH11.7.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99659.pdf)


PH11.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 4, 11, 13, 14 

Increasing Non Profit Housing Opportunities: Results of the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative Request for Proposal
Bills 1717, 1718 and 1719 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to exempt the developments described in Chart A in the Financial Impact section of the report (November 26, 2019) from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, from the payment of development charges, building, planning and parkland dedication fees.

 

2.  City Council authorize an exemption from taxation for municipal and school purposes for the developments and for the periods of time described in Chart B in the Financial Impact section of the report(November 26, 2019) from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat.

 

3.  City Council authorize City staff to cancel or refund any taxes paid after the effective date of the municipal housing facility agreement (the City's Contribution Agreement).

 

5.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in consultation with the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to make the necessary budget adjustments to the Approved 2019 City Operating Budget, and recommended 2020 City Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to utilize and spend $17,922,056.00 (net $0) affordable housing funding from the capital allocation from the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative Program, with future year requests subject to Council approval through the annual budget process.

 

6.  City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to negotiate and enter into, on behalf of the City, a pre-development agreement with Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services for an amount not to exceed  $50,000.00 for the purpose of conducting pre-development activities from the City's Development Charges Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR2116), on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in a form approved by the City Solicitor.

 

7.  City Council approve an increase to the 2020 Recommended Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in coordination with the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, cost centre FH5417, of $50,000 gross, $0 net for affordable housing at 502-508 Parliament Street, funded  from the Development Charges Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR2116).

 

8.  City Council authorize severally each of the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to execute, on behalf of the City, any security or financing documents or any other agreements or documents required to secure the financial assistance proposed or facilitate the funding process, for the developments described in Charts A, C and D in the Financial Impact section of the report of the report (November 26, 2019) from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, or related corporations for construction, renovations, and to secure conventional financing, where required, including any postponement, ,confirmation of status, discharge or consent documents where and when required during the term of the agreements with the City, as required by normal business practices, and provided that such documents do not give rise to financial obligations on the part of the City that have not been previously approved by Council.

Origin
(November 26, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat
Summary

This report provides a summary of the results of a recent Request for Proposals (RFP) process for allocation of federal/provincial funding under the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI). The report recommends City Council approval of incentives through the Open Door Affordable Housing Program to support the delivery and operation of the new affordable rental homes.

 

Through the City's 2019 OPHI funding allocation, a total of $17.9 million in capital funding will be allocated to non-profit organizations to support the development, acquisition, or renovation of 292 non-profit apartment units and rooming house dwelling rooms in 20 buildings.

 

The OPHI RFP process was conducted by the City's Housing Secretariat between September and October 2019. The RFP offered funding to the non-profit housing sector to support affordable rental housing development and rooming house renovations. The acquisition of existing rooming houses was also eligible under the rental housing development component. The rooming house renovation component is being delivered under the Toronto Renovates Program.

 

A total of 14 submissions were received and evaluated by staff from the Housing Secretariat and Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) Divisions with support from Legal Services and City Planning. Under delegated approval authorities provided by City Council in July 2019, five proponents and projects representing 110 homes have been approved by staff under the rental housing development/acquisition component, and four proponents with 15 rooming house projects including 182 rooms will be funded under the Toronto Renovates component.

 

In addition to these nine approved non-profit submissions, this report recommends pre-development funding for Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services who was unsuccessful through the RFP process. The pre-development funding will assist Dixon Hall in advancing work so that it can pursue funding through other programs, including future City proposal calls, to repair and modernize 42 rooming house dwelling units located at 502-508 Parliament Street. These properties are currently owned by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and are intended to be transferred to Dixon Hall in the future as part of the City's Tenants First initiative.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 26, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on Increasing Non Profit Housing Opportunities: Results of the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative Request for Proposal
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140653.pdf)


PH11.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 14 

Affordable Rental Housing Opportunity at 838 Broadview Avenue
The Executive Director, Housing Secretariat has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PH11.9b for information)

Communication PH11.9.3 has been submitted on this Item
Confidential Attachment - This report deals with a proposed acquisition of an interest in land by the City of Toronto
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, in consultation with the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to enter into Agreements of Purchase and Sale (the "Agreements") with the Owner of 840, 842 and 844 Broadview Avenue to acquire up to 16 condominium dwelling units (the "Affordable Housing") to be developed at 838, 840, 842 and 844 Broadview Avenue (the "Property") for the purchase price outlined in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 26, 2019) from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and substantially on the terms and conditions outlined in Appendix C to the report, and on such other or amended terms and conditions as may be acceptable to the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, in consultation with the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor. 

 

2. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, to execute the Agreements, and any ancillary agreements and documents under the Agreements, on behalf of the City of Toronto.

 

3. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, to administer and manage the transaction, including the provision of any consents, approvals, waivers and notices, provided that they may, at any time, refer consideration of any such matters (including their content) to City Council for consideration and direction.

 

4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the transaction on behalf of the City of Toronto, including paying 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.

 

5. City Council authorize the public release of the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 26, 2019) from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management once the transaction contemplated in this report has been completed.

 

6. City Council declare the Affordable Housing surplus to the City's requirements, effective as of the date the City acquires ownership, with the intended manner of disposal to be by way of a long-term lease to a not for profit affordable rental housing provider, to be chosen through a competitive process, for the purposes of operating permanently affordable rental housing.

 

7. City Council authorize all steps necessary to comply with the City’s real estate disposal process, as set out in Chapter 213 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, be taken in relation to the Affordable Housing.

 

8. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, to allocate funds in the amount indicated in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 26, 2019) from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, from the proceeds of the sale of 838 Broadview Avenue to the purchase of the Affordable Housing.

 

9. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to provide funds up to the amount indicated in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 26, 2019) from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management in capital funding from the Development Charges Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR2116) to 2572344 Ontario Inc. and 2572345 Ontario Inc., or a related corporation, to secure up to 16 affordable rental housing dwellings units to be developed on the Property.

 

10. City Council approve an increase to the Staff Recommended 2020 Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in coordination with the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to make any necessary adjustments to accommodate the funds approved in this report from the Development Charges Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR2116), cost centre FH5417.

 

11. City Council authorize the up to 16 affordable rental housing units to be developed on the Property to be exempt from the payment of development charges, building, planning and parkland dedication fees.

 

12. City Council exempt the up to 16 affordable rental homes to be developed on the Property from taxation for municipal and school purposes for the term of 50 years, from the date of first occupancy.

 

13. City Council authorize City staff to cancel or refund any taxes paid after the effective date of the by-law exempting the property from taxation.

 

14. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to negotiate and enter into, on behalf of the City, a municipal housing facility agreement (the City's "Contribution Agreement") and any other agreements necessary to secure the financial assistance and to set out the terms of the development and operation of the Affordable Housing, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in a form approved by the City Solicitor.

 

15. City Council authorize severally each of the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to execute, on behalf of the City, any security or financing documents required by 2572344 Ontario Inc. and 2572345 Ontario Inc. or its related corporation, or the successful non-profit proponent under the competitive process for an operator, any security or financing documents to secure construction and conventional financing and subsequent refinancing, including any postponement, tripartite agreement, confirmation of status, discharge or consent documents where and when required during the term of the Contribution Agreements, or any other documents required to facilitate the funding process, as required by normal business practices, and provided that such documents do not give rise to financial obligations on the part of the City that have not been previously approved by City Council.

 

16. City Council authorize and direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to undertake a competitive process for the selection of a not for profit affordable rental housing provider to operate affordable rental housing for up to 16 affordable rental homes at the Property for a minimum period of at least 50 years, under a long term lease with the City, in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

 

17. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to provide any consent necessary, pursuant to the Contribution Agreements to assign the Contribution Agreements and to negotiate and enter into any agreements or other documents required to effect such assignment on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

18.  City Council request the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and CreateTO to maximize the number of affordable housing units at 838 Broadview Avenue.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee:

 

1.  Directed the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, to report directly to City Council at its meeting on December 17 and 18, 2019 on how to maximize the number of affordable housing units at 838 Broadview Avenue.

Origin
(November 26, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management
Summary

This report seeks City Council authority to enter into an agreement of purchase and sale for the City's acquisition of up to 16 new affordable rental homes, as well as provide Open Door Program funding and incentives for the homes.

 

The new affordable housing is being made available through the sale and redevelopment of a City-owned property at 838 Broadview Avenue, alongside the mixed-use redevelopment of the adjoining privately-owned properties at 840, 842 and 844 Broadview Avenue. The City lands at 838 Broadview Avenue are currently under the operational management of the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) and include a retail building and parking lot.

 

CreateTO, the TPA, the Housing Secretariat, and Corporate Real Estate Management have been working with the owner of the adjoining properties (the "Owner") on the redevelopment plan. The Owner proposes to acquire the City site and redevelop the combined properties as an eight-storey condominium building with commercial uses at grade. The sale of 838 Broadview Avenue enables the City to leverage the value of the property to deliver the 16 new affordable homes. The affordable homes will be constructed by the Owner as part of the larger building and the City will acquire the homes on completion.

 

The proposed transaction includes the following City contributions to support the development of the affordable housing: proceeds from the sale of the land as outlined in Confidential Attachment 1; funds as outlined in Confidential Attachment 1 from the Development Charges Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR2116); and Open Door Program incentives in the form of planning fees, development charges and tax relief.

 

The Housing Secretariat will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a non-profit housing provider to operate the new affordable homes under a long-term lease with the City. The Housing Secretariat and Corporate Real Estate Management will report to City Council on the results of the RFP process and seek authority to enter into the long-term lease with the successful non-profit group.

 
In addition to affordable rental housing, the development will include the construction of approximately 33 below grade parking spaces, which will be bought back, owned and operated by the TPA. The TPA Board of Directors approved a complementary report at its meeting of November 25, 2019 to support the transaction being recommended to City Council through this report.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 26, 2019) Report and Appendices A to C from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Affordable Rental Housing Opportunity at 838 Broadview Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140662.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Background Information (City Council)
(December 16, 2019) Supplementary report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on Affordable Rental Housing Opportunity at 838 Broadview Avenue (PH11.9a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-141225.pdf)

Speakers

Mark J. Richardson, HousingNowTO.com
Anjala Kulasegaram, The Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto

Communications (Committee)
(December 5, 2019) Letter from Tom Clement, Executive Director, Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto (PH.New.PH11.9.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99610.pdf)

(December 6, 2019) Letter from Mark J. Richardson, Technical Lead, HousingNowTO.com (PH.New.PH11.9.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99611.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(December 10, 2019) Letter from Anjala Kulasegaram, Co-op Advisor and Land Trusts Co-ordinator, Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto (CC.Supp.PH11.9.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99786.pdf)


9a Property Transaction/Parking Development at Municipal Car Park 282, 838 Broadview Avenue
Origin
(November 25, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Parking Authority
Summary

The Toronto Parking Authority on November 25, 2019 considered a report from the Acting President, Toronto Parking Authority on Property Transaction/Parking Development at Municipal Car Park 282, 838 Broadview Avenue.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 25, 2019) Letter from Toronto Parking Authority on Property Transaction/Parking Development at Municipal Car Park 282, 838 Broadview Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140667.pdf)


PH11.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 13 

Activating a Revitalization Plan for the Dundas-Sherbourne Neighbourhood
Communications PH11.10.7 and PH11.10.8 have been submitted on this Item.
Confidential Attachment - A proposed acquisition of land by the City of Toronto
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, report to the Planning and Housing Committee on April 16, 2020 with a proposed neighbourhood revitalization plan including a full community engagement process for the Dundas East and Sherbourne Street area.

 

2. City Council direct the City Manager, and as sole shareholder, direct the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to provide a business case for the modernization of the Dan Harrison Community Complex to be incorporated in the neighbourhood revitalization plan for the Dundas East and Sherbourne Street community referred to in Recommendation 1, above.

 

3.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, to review publicly owned real estate within the geographic area of the City's Downtown East Action Plan to be incorporated in the neighbourhood revitalization plan for the Dundas East and Sherbourne Street community referred to in Recommendation 1, above.

 

4.  City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and CreateTO to initiate negotiations to acquire the properties at 214, 218, 220, 222, 224, 226 and 230 Sherbourne Street and the properties specified in the confidential transmittal from the Planning and Housing Committee (the "Properties") for city building, including affordable and supportive housing purposes, on the basis that any resulting transaction will be subject to approval by Council with a report that identifies the business and city-building case and budgeted funds being available for such purposes.

 

5.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in consultation with the Executive Director, Corporate Finance and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, to identify funding sources for the acquisition to provide for new affordable and supportive housing as part of the strategy referred to in Recommendation 4, above.

 

6.  City Council direct CreateTO to examine opportunities to fund the acquisition of the Properties and the properties at 214, 218, 220, 222, 224, 226 and 230 Sherbourne Street and to report to the CreateTO Board on the feasibility of a strategic acquisition no later than the second quarter of 2020, on the basis that any resulting transaction will be subject to approval by Council with a report that identifies budgeted funds being available for such purposes.

 

7. City Council direct the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management to work with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO to identify City owned properties which could be leveraged to contribute to funding the acquisition of the Properties and the properties at 214, 218, 220, 222, 224, 226 and 230 Sherbourne Street and to include those opportunities in the report in 2020.

 

8.  City Council request CreateTO, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to explore opportunities for increasing the density of the potential affordable housing on the Properties and the properties at 214, 218, 220, 222, 224, 226 and 230 Sherbourne Street.

 

9.  City Council direct that the confidential transmittal from the Planning and Housing Committee remain confidential at this time as it pertains to a proposed acquisition of land by the City of Toronto and authorize the public release of the confidential attachment to this motion following the completion of CreateTO's analysis on the Properties and the closing of any associated transaction(s).

Origin
(November 25, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management
Summary

This report recommends that staff develop and present a revitalization plan for the Dundas East and Sherbourne Street neighbourhood to the April 16, 2020 meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee. The area along Sherbourne Street between Gerrard and Queen Streets is identified as a high-need focus area, referred to as the Sherbourne corridor, in the City's Downtown East 2023 Five-Year Action Plan, adopted by City Council in July 2019.

 

This report also recommends that the Dundas-Sherbourne corridor neighbourhood revitalization plan incorporate the renewed comprehensive strategy requested by City Council in April 2019, for the Toronto Community Housing Corporation ("TCHC") Dan Harrison Community Complex. The Dan Harrison Community Complex is located north-east of Dundas Street East and Sherbourne Street. Dan Harrison provides affordable housing for some 430 residents, with 376 units in 17 rooming houses and two low-rise apartment buildings. City staff and TCHC are currently developing the renewed strategy for the Complex, including a full costing and implementation timeline, to address critical service gaps and security issues for residents.

 

This report further recommends that the City advance and include the acquisition of the properties at 214, 218, 220, 222, 224, 226 and 230 Sherbourne Street ("214-230 Sherbourne Street") in the Dundas-Sherbourne neighbourhood revitalization plan. The properties at 214-230 Sherbourne Street are privately-owned and roughly 100 metres south west of the Dan Harrison Community Complex. They consist of six vacant lots and one vacant, two and a half storey, designated heritage property.

 

The 214-230 Sherbourne Street site provides a strategic opportunity to acquire property for the development of much-needed affordable and supportive housing. The development of the site also presents the unique opportunity to unlock the new housing and community revitalization solutions that are needed to address the social, economic and physical challenges facing the Dan Harrison Complex and the local neighbourhood.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 25, 2019) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Activating a Revitalization Plan for the Dundas-Sherbourne Neighbourhood
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140655.pdf)

Confidential Attachment to the Motion by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
Background Information (City Council)
Confidential Attachment - Transmittal from the Planning and Housing Committee
Speakers

Bob Rose, OCAP
Gregory Cook, Sanctuary Ministry Toronto
Kesla Forsythe, Regent Park Community Health Centre
Adrian Blackwell
Yogi Acharya
Maurice Adongo
Miguel Avila-Velarde
Deanna Lentini
Ryan Hayes

Communications (Committee)
(December 9, 2019) Letter from Kesla Forsythe, Regent Park Community Health Centre and other organizations (PH.New.PH11.10.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99620.pdf)

(December 9, 2019) Letter from Yogi Acharya, Organizer, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (PH.New.PH11.10.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99654.pdf)

(December 9, 2019) E-mail from Adrian Blackwell (PH.New.PH11.10.3)
(December 10, 2019) E-mail from Greg Cook, Outreach Worker, Sanctuary Ministries Toronto (PH.New.PH11.10.4)
(December 10, 2019) E-mail from Don Weitz (PH.New.PH11.10.5)
(December 10, 2019) E-mail from Bob Rose (PH.New.PH11.10.6)
Communications (City Council)
(December 6, 2019) Letter from Heather McDonald, LOFT Community Services (CC.Supp.PH11.10.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99785.pdf)

(December 9, 2019) E-mail from Don Weitz (CC.Supp.PH11.10.8)

PH11.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Preliminary Review: Tree Protection and Laneway Suites
Communication PH11.12.2 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council receive the report (November 22, 2019) from the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation for information.

Origin
(November 22, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide a response to the motion adopted by City Council at its June 26, 2018 meeting, requesting that General Manager Parks, Forestry, and Recreation, in consultation with relevant City Divisions, to report on the appropriateness of amending Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 813 regarding the criteria for private tree protection, particularly with respect to laneway housing applications. 

           

In June 2018, City Council directed the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation to refuse permits to injure or remove healthy trees associated with laneway suites. This direction provides Urban Forestry the authority to protect trees without requiring an amendment to the tree protection by-law.

 

As directed by City Council, and in consultation with City Planning, Urban Forestry will continue to advise applicants to meet with City Planning and Urban Forestry staff to consider how laneway suite designs can be amended to protect trees. Urban Forestry will work with City Planning to monitor laneway suite applications over the next two years or 100 applications, and review and recommend any necessary revisions to the policy, zoning and guidelines, and/or other changes to improve implementation.

 

The General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation recommends that no changes to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 813 be made at this time.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 22, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Preliminary Review: Tree Protection and Laneway Suites
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140538.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(December 9, 2019) Petition from 50 persons regarding Ask the City of Toronto to Protect Woodlots (PH.New.PH11.12.1)
Communications (City Council)
(December 13, 2019) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.Supp.PH11.12.2)

PH11.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Committee of Adjustment Applications Analyses and Service Improvements
Communications PH11.14.4 to PH11.14.9 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to:
  

a. Continue to be in regular communication and consultation with interested stakeholders to evaluate the degree of success of the potential improvements outlined in the report (November 21, 2019) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;
 

b.  Consult with and inform stakeholders with respect to the continuing review of the options to better balance application volumes across the City’s districts in order to provide more consistent processing timelines for applications;

 
c.  Consult with and inform stakeholders as staff continue a review with respect to the consideration of establishing different application streams that would allow less complex applications to be processed more efficiently; and

 
d.  Report back to the Planning and Housing Committee on December 8, 2020 with detailed progress and performance updates related to the improvement initiatives and streaming options as noted in the (November 21, 2019) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

Origin
(November 21, 2019) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

In 2018 and 2019, the Planning and Housing Committee, the Special Committee on Governance and City Council directed staff to investigate and report back on a variety of matters related to the Committee of Adjustment (CoA). These directions can be broadly grouped into two categories: various analyses of CoA applications and decisions, and requests for process and service improvements.

 

As requested, staff conducted an analysis of CoA and Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) decisions on variances to legalize structures that are already built, with the intent of determining whether they were treated similarly to cases where there has been no illegal construction. The analysis revealed that after-the-fact variance applications, which represent approximately 3% of all minor variance applications, are not treated in a markedly different manner by the CoA or TLAB than all other applications, though the CoA appears slightly more likely to refuse this type of application. By law, both adjudicative bodies are to consider the applications as if the construction does not exist and make a determination on the merits of the application under the criteria under section 45(1) of the Planning Act.

 

Staff were also asked to provide a breakdown of applications according to building type, size, complexity and the nature of the variances. This breakdown, which is included in the body of this report, will be used to formulate possible streaming options for minor variance applications and could be used for evaluating amendments to Zoning By-law 569-2013.

 

This report also summarizes recent enhancements to the CoA review and approvals process and evaluates other possible improvements.  In formulating these, staff considered the End-To-End Review of the Development Review Process Final Report ("End-to-End Review"), the Toronto Local Appeal Body Chair's 2018 Annual Report and input from a variety of stakeholders. City Planning may also partner with a post-secondary institution to undertake further research on the organizational structure of the CoA to better engage and empower residents in the process.

 

Recently implemented service enhancements include more formally encouraging dialogue with neighbours earlier in the review process; redesigning the public notice sign and improving other communication tools for residents; the adoption of new public facing policies such as an application fee refund policy; and the harmonization of various hearing practices like agenda vetting. Other recent improvements include the increase in number of panel members from 30 to 35, the assignment of members to districts rather than specific panels to allow for greater flexibility in scheduling, and increased remuneration rates for CoA panel members. These changes should improve the ability of City Planning to meet service standards and adjust to changing development activity across the city.

 

Processing timelines have in fact improved significantly since 2017 and staff are working toward further improvements by considering various changes to how applications are processed and hearings are organized.

 

Further, as requested by Council, staff considered the feasibility of CoA hearings commencing at 1:00 p.m. to run into the evening. Staff have considered this request and are not recommending this change.

 

Finally, also as requested by Council, staff evaluated the feasibility of hosting regular information sessions on CoA and TLAB practices and procedures, and have concluded that hosting public drop-in information sessions between one and two times annually is feasible and will work toward holding the first public information session by mid-2020.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 21, 2019) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Committee of Adjustment Applications Analyses and Service Improvements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140647.pdf)

Speakers

Ron Jamieson, Long Branch Neighbourhood Asssociaton
Geoff Kettel, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (FoNTRA)

Communications (Committee)
(December 9, 2019) Letter from Paula J. Tenuta, Senior Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, Building Industry and Land Development Association (PH.New.PH11.14.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99650.pdf)

(December 10, 2019) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (PH.New.PH11.14.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99658.pdf)

(December 10, 2019) Submission from Ron Jamieson, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association (PH.New.PH11.14.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/comm/communicationfile-99622.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(December 12, 2019) E-mail from Harold B. Smith (CC.Supp.PH11.14.4)
(December 13, 2019) E-mail from Karen Gorsline (CC.Supp.PH11.14.5)
(December 15, 2019) Letter from Carol Burtin Fripp, Co-President, Leaside Residents Association Incorporated (formerly Leaside Property Owners Association) (CC.Supp.PH11.14.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99733.pdf)

(December 15, 2019) Letter from Maureen Kapral, Vice-President, Lytton Park Residents’ Organization (CC.Supp.PH11.14.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99712.pdf)

(December 16, 2019) Letter from Maureen Kapral, Vice-Prresident, Lytton Park Residents’ Organization (CC.Supp.PH11.14.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99787.pdf)

(December 16, 2019) E-mail from Lorraine Tinsley (CC.New.PH11.14.9)

PH11.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 11 

Toronto Heritage Grant Award
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the grant award for the 2019 Toronto Heritage Grant Program for the Kiever Synagogue located at 28 Denison Square, to assist the property owner in funding the scope of conservation work generally described in the report (November 27, 2019) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. City Council direct that the use of the grant award outlined in Recommendation 1 of the report (November 27, 2019) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, be limited to only the conservation work approved by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and that the issuing of the grant award be subject to the grant recipient satisfying all conditions as set out in the Letter of Understanding between the City and the grant recipient.

Origin
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends the approval of a grant totalling $102,000.00 for the conservation of the Kiever Synagogue located at 28 Denison Square under the Toronto Heritage Grant Program as set out in this report. The eligible conservation work includes restoration of the original historic cupolas, as well as extensive window and stained glass conservation.

 

The Toronto Heritage Grant Program provides matching grant funds for eligible heritage conservation work to owners of tax exempt or residential properties in the City of Toronto designated under Part IV or V of the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA). Property owners may receive a grant once every five years for up to 50 percent of the cost of eligible conservation work. There is no maximum grant amount for owners of non-house form buildings such as places of worship.

 

In April 2019, Council approved 17 grant awards allocating $214,600.00 of the approved $317,000 in the City Planning 2019 Operating Budget and amended the grant eligibility requirements as set out in the Terms and Conditions so that any tax-exempt designated heritage properties including a house-form building may be eligible for a grant equivalent to 50 percent of the cost of eligible conservation work, with no limit.

 

The City Planning 2019 Operating Budget has a remaining balance of $102,000.00 to be allocated before the end of the fiscal year.  As such, City Planning (Heritage Preservation Services) initiated a second, special grant run in the third quarter of 2019 for tax-exempt designated heritage properties including house-form buildings in conjunction with Toronto's inaugural Not-for-Profit Recognition Day on October 2, 2019, to celebrate the important contribution that non-profit community organizations make to our city and communities.

 

The application from the First Russian Congregation of Rodfesolium Ansekiev and Ontario Jewish Archives, owners of the Kiever Synagogue located in the Kensington Market is recommended for a grant award.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Toronto Heritage Grant Award
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140627.pdf)


15a 2019 Toronto Heritage Grant Award
Origin
(December 2, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on December 2, 2019 considered the report (November 27, 2019) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 2019 Toronto Heritage Grant Award.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 2, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on 2019 Toronto Heritage Grant Award
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-140886.pdf)


Striking Committee - Meeting 4
ST4.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Council Member Appointments to the Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) Municipal Section and Board of Directors
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council the appoint the following Members to the Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section and Board of Directors for a term of office ending November 30, 2020 and until successors are appointed:

 

Councillor Paul Ainslie

Councillor Joe Cressy

Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Cynthia Lai

Councillor Mike Layton

Origin
(November 13, 2019) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the appointment of Members of Council to the Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) Municipal Section and Board of Directors.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 13, 2019) Report from the City Clerk on Council Member Appointments to the Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) Municipal Section and Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-139980.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section and the Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-139981.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(November 27, 2019) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood regarding appointment to the Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) (ST.Supp.ST4.1.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-99374.pdf)


ST4.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Council Member Nominations to the Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:  

 

1.   City Council nominate the following Members for appointment to the Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors for a term of office beginning at the Annual Meeting in Spring 2020 to the Annual Meeting in Spring 2021:

 

Councillor Mark Grimes

Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Anthony Perruzza

Origin
(November 13, 2019) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to nominate Council Members for appointment to the Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 13, 2019) Report from the City Clerk on Council Member Nominations to the Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-139982.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for nomination for appointment to the Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-139983.pdf)


ST4.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Council Member Nomination to the Ontario Good Roads Association
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council nominate Councillor Paul Ainslie for appointment to the Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors for a term of office starting February 26, 2020 and ending February 26, 2022.

Origin
(November 13, 2019) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the nomination of one Member of Council for appointment to the Ontario Good Roads Association.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 13, 2019) Report from the City Clerk on Council Member Nomination to the Ontario Good Roads Association
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-140004.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-140005.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(November 27, 2019) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood regarding nomination to the Ontario Good Roads Association (ST.Supp.ST4.3.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/st/comm/communicationfile-99375.pdf)


Etobicoke York Community Council - Meeting 11
EY11.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 3 

Final Report - 225 Birmingham Street - Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision Applications
Bills 1760 and 1761 have been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code for the lands at 225 Birmingham Street substantially in accordance with the Draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 6 to the report (November 28, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District. 

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 for the lands at 225 Birmingham Street substantially in accordance with the Draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 7 to the report (November 28, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the Draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

4. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, require the owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act as follows:

 

a. Prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit, the owner shall provide a cash contribution of $3,000,000.00 towards the relocation of the cenotaph currently located at 150 Eighth Street; improvements to the Franklin Horner Community Centre; and park improvements within Ward 3 in the vicinity of the site, such amount to be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto for the period from the date of the execution of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of the payment;

 

b. In the event the cash contribution referred to in 4(a) above has not been used for the intended purposes within three (3) years of the By-laws coming into force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, provided that the purpose is identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in Ward 3; and

 

c. The following matters are recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

i. prior to the issuance of Notice of Approval Conditions for the concurrent Site Plan Control application, the owner shall complete a peer review of the submitted Noise Feasibility Study by a third party peer reviewer retained by the City of Toronto, but paid by the owner, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and provide certification from the applicant's noise consultant that all recommended mitigation measures have been incorporated into the drawings submitted for Site Plan Approval;

 

ii. prior to the issuance of Notice of Approval Conditions for the concurrent Site Plan Control application, the owner shall complete a peer review of the submitted Air Quality Study by a third party peer reviewer retained by the City of Toronto, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and provide certification from the applicant's air quality consultant that all recommended mitigation measures have been incorporated into the drawings submitted for Site Plan Approval; and

 

iii. The owner shall construct and maintain the development in accordance with Tier 1 performance measures of the Toronto Green Standard, as adopted by Toronto City Council at its meeting held on October 26 and 27, 2009 through the adoption of item PG32.3 of the Planning and Growth Committee, as further amended by City Council from time to time.

 

iv. The owner shall construct the retail, office and service commercial building in 'Block A' identified on both Schedule B and Diagram 4 of the attached Draft Zoning By-law Amendments prior to or in conjunction with the construction of the residential uses in Area 'B' identified on Schedule B and Diagram 4 of the attached Draft Zoning By-law Amendments.

 

5.  City Council approve a development charge credit against the Parks and Recreation component of the Development Charges for the design and construction by the owner of the Above Base Park Improvements to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation. The development charge credit shall be in an amount that is the lesser of the cost to the owner of designing and constructing the Above Base Park Improvements, as approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Parks and Recreation component of development charges payable for the development in accordance with the City's Development Charges By-law, as may be amended from time to time.

 

6. Prior to introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to:

 

a. Submit a revised Functional Servicing Report to the satisfaction of the Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services.

 

b. Enter into a financially secured agreement for the construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that upgrades  are required to support the development, according to the Functional Servicing Report accepted by the Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services.

 

c. Provide space within the development for installation of maintenance access holes and sampling ports on the private side, as close to the property line as possible, for both the storm and sanitary service connections, in accordance with the Sewers By-law Chapter 681-10.

 

7. City Council require that within the lands municipally known as 225 Birmingham Street in the year 2019, no person shall obtain an above-grade building permit unless the following provisions are complied with:

 

a. All new public roads have been constructed to a minimum base curb and base asphalt and are connected to an existing public highway; and

 

b. All water mains and sanitary sewers and appropriate appurtenances, have been installed and are operational.

 

8. In accordance with the delegated approval under By-law 229-2000, as amended, City Council be advised that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning intends to approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision as generally illustrated on Attachment No.10 to the report (November 28, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, subject to:

 

a. The conditions as generally listed in Attachment No. 8 to the report (November 28, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, which except as otherwise noted, must be fulfilled prior final approval and the release of the Plan of Subdivision for registration; and

 

b. Any such revisions to the proposed subdivision plan or any such additional modified conditions as the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning may deem appropriate to address matters arising from the on-going technical review of this development.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on December 3, 2019, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(November 28, 2019) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

The Zoning By-law Amendment application proposes to amend both the former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code and City-wide Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 to permit a 200 unit stacked townhouse development and a 2-storey non-residential building containing 557 m2 of non-residential gross floor area. The application proposes a 2,729 m2 public park along the east property line that would front onto a new Twelfth Street extension. The proposal would facilitate the construction of the Twelfth Street extension between its current northerly terminus to Birmingham Street, which would improve connectivity within the surrounding area. An application for Draft Plan of Subdivision approval is required to create the new public street, the public park block and the development block for the townhouses.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and conforms with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2019). The proposal is consistent with the policies of the Mixed Use Areas and Apartment Neighbourhoods designations applying to the site, as well as other relevant policies pertaining to built form, public realm and transportation. The proposal respects and reinforces the existing built form context of the surrounding area.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law and also advises that the Chief Planner may approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 28, 2019) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding 225 Birmingham Street - Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision Applications - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-140733.pdf)

(November 13, 2019) Placeholder Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding 225 Birmingham Street - Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision Applications - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-140031.pdf)


EY11.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Traffic Control Signals - Trethewey Drive and Brookhaven Drive
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Trethewey Drive at Brookhaven Drive.

 

2. City Council authorize the removal of the existing pedestrian crossover (PXO) located on the east leg of Trethewey Drive at Brookhaven Drive in conjunction with the installation of traffic control signals at this intersection.

Origin
(October 22, 2019) Report from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend that the existing pedestrian crossover (PXO) at the intersection of Trethewey Drive and Brookhaven Drive be replaced with traffic control signals.

 

The installation of traffic control signals is justified as the safety audit of the existing PXO on Trethewey Drive at Brookhaven Drive indicated that this location is not environmentally suitable for a PXO, given the number of lanes on Trethewey Drive.  As an alternative, installing traffic control signals at this location would provide a safe and convenient access for pedestrians crossing Trethewey Drive.

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates bus service on Trethewey Drive, City Council approval of this report is required. TTC has been advised on the matter.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 22, 2019) Report from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services regarding Traffic Control Signals - Trethewey Drive and Brookhaven Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-140070.pdf)


EY11.18

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Zoning Review - 70 Glen Scarlett Road
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to review the zoning for the property at 70 Glen Scarlett Road currently occupied by Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. in the context of the Municipal Comprehensive Review to be undertaken in 2020.

Origin
(December 3, 2019) Presentation from Councillor Frances Nunziata, Ward 5, York South-Weston
Summary

Requesting a review of the zoning for the property at 70 Glen Scarlett Road.


North York Community Council - Meeting 11
NY11.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8 

Final Report - Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications - 831, 833, and 837 Glencairn Avenue and 278, 280 and 282 Hillmount Avenue
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 7625, for the lands at 831, 833 and 837 Glencairn Avenue and 278, 280 and 282 Hillmount Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 5 to the report (November 15, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 831, 833 and 837 Glencairn Avenue and 278, 280 and 282 Hillmount Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 6 to the report (November 15, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

4. City Council approve the Rental Housing Demolition application in accordance with Chapter 667 of the Toronto Municipal Code to allow for the demolition of five residential rental dwelling units located at 831 Glencairn Avenue and 278 Hillmount Avenue.

 

5. City Council authorize the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, to issue Preliminary Approval for the Rental Housing Demolition Permit under Chapter 667 of the Toronto Municipal Code  for the demolition of the 5 residential rental dwelling units at 831 Glencairn Avenue and 278 Hillmount Avenue after all of the following have occurred:

 

a. the site specific Zoning By-law Amendments have come into full force and effect;

 

b. the issuance of the Notice of Approval Conditions for site plan approval by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, or their designate, pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006; and

 

c. the issuance of the excavation and shoring permits for the approved development of the site.

 

6. City Council authorize the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, to issue the Rental Housing Demolition permit under Chapter 667 of the Toronto Municipal Code after the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, has given the preliminary approval referred to in Recommendation 5 above.

 

7. City Council authorize the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, to issue a Residential Demolition Permit under Section 33 of the Planning Act for 831, 833, 835 and 837 Glencairn Avenue and 278, 280 and 282 Hillmount Avenue no earlier than the issuance of the first building permit for excavation and shoring of the approved development and after the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, has given preliminary approval referred to in Recommendation 5 above, which permit may be included in the Residential Demolition Permit for Chapter 667 under 363-11.1, of the Toronto Municipal Code, on condition that:

 

a. the owner remove all debris and rubble from the site immediately after demolition;

 

b. the owner erect solid construction hoarding to the satisfaction of the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building;

 

c. the owner erect the mixed use building on the site no later than three (3) years from the day demolition of the existing buildings is commenced; and

 

d. should the owner fail to complete the new building within the time specified in condition c. above, the City Clerk shall be entitled to enter on the collector’s roll, to be collected in a like manner as municipal taxes, the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) for each dwelling unit for which a demolition permit is issued, and that each sum shall, until payment, be a lien or charge upon the land for which the demolition permit is issued.

 

8. City Council approve a development charge credit against the Parks and Recreation component of the Development Charges for the design and construction by the Owner of the Above Base Park Improvements to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the development charge credit shall be in an amount that is the lesser of the cost to the Owner of designing and constructing the Above Base Park Improvements, as approved by the General Manager,Parks Forestry and Recreation, and the Parks and Recreation component of development charges payable for the development in accordance with the City's Development Charges By-law, as may be amended from time to time.

 

9. City Council direct that prior to the issuance of the first above grade building permit the Capital Infrastructure Improvements at Viewmount Park identified as required in the Engineering and Construction Services Memo dated April 26, 2019 as item 2.4 shall be completed to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services.

 

10. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, the Owner shall:

 

a. submit a revised Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management Report and Geotechnical/Hydrogeological Report to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services; 

 

b. make arrangements to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, for the construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that upgrades are required to support the development, based on the revised Reports in 10.a. above accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;

 

c. enter into a financially secured agreement for the construction of any required improvements to the municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that upgrades are required to support the development based on the revised Reports in 10 a. above accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;

 

d. enter into and register on title one or more agreements pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, at no expense to the City, and secure such in the implementing Zoning By-law Amendments all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, the following community benefits:

 

i. prior to issuance of a foundation permit the owner shall pay to the City a cash contribution of $300,000;

 

ii.  prior to issuance of an above grade building permit, other than a building permit for a temporary sales office/pavilion, the owner shall provide a cash contribution in the amount of $700,000;

 

iii. the amounts secured in i. and ii above, will be used towards the following community benefits:

 

a. the expansion and/or improvements to local parks within the Ward to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and in consultation with the local Councillor; and

 

b. streetscaping and public realm improvements nearby the site, within the Ward in accordance with the Streetscape Manual to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and  in consultation with the local Councillor; and/or

 

c. a community facility or improvements to existing local community facilities within the Ward, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and in consultation with the local Councillor; 

 

iv.  the financial contribution referred to in Recommendation 10 d. above shall be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Residential Building or Non-Residential Building Construction Price Index, as the case may be, for the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area, reported by Statistics Canada in the Building Construction Price Indexes Publication 327-0058, or its successor, calculated from the date of the Section 37 Agreement to the date the payment is made;         

 

v. in the event the cash contributions referred to in Recommendation 10 d. above have not been used for the intended purpose within three (3) years of the implementing Zoning By-law Amendment coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the local Councillor, provided that the purposes are identified in Toronto's Official Plan and will benefit the community; and

 

e. the following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

i. prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit, the owner shall make arrangements to convey an off-site parkland dedication to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation;

 

ii. the Owner shall be required to secure the design and construction, and provide financial securities for, at no cost to the City, any upgrades or required improvements to the existing municipal infrastructure identified in the accepted Functional Servicing Report and Stormwater Management Report and Hydrological Review, and related engineering reports ("Engineering Reports"), to support the development, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, should it be determined that improvements or upgrades are required to support the development, according to the accepted Engineering Reports;

 

iii. the provision of one bike repair stand with the location to be determined during the review of the Site Plan Control application;

 

iv. the provision of one car share space that is publically accessible, with the location to be determined during the review of the Site Plan Control application; and

 

v. the owner shall construct and maintain the development in accordance with Tier 1 performance measures of the Toronto Green Standard.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on December 3, 2019 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act, and in accordance with Municipal Code 667, under the City of Toronto Act.

Origin
(November 15, 2019) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

This report reviews and recommends approval of the applications to amend the City's Zoning By-law 569-2013 and Zoning By-law 7625 for the former City of North York for the property at 831, 833 and 837 Glencairn Avenue and 278, 280 and 282 Hillmount Avenue to permit the construction of a 10 storey (30 metre, excluding mechanical penthouse) mixed use residential and commercial building with a total gross floor area (GFA) of 16,876 square metres and a floor space index (FSI) of 4.55 times the area of the lot. 

 

A Rental Housing Demolition application was submitted under Chapter 667 of the Toronto Municipal Code to demolish a total of 11 residential dwelling units, five of which were last used for residential rental purposes, located within six buildings at 831, 833, and 837 Glencairn Avenue and 278, 280 and 282 Hillmount Avenue.

 

The building would have 218 residential units including two live-work units and 367 square metres of retail uses on the ground floor along Marlee Avenue.  A total of 190 vehicle parking spaces are proposed, of which 5 spaces would be on the surface at the rear of the building and the remainder in two underground levels.  Vehicle access to the underground parking garage is proposed on the west side of the building via a north-south laneway with access onto Glencairn Avenue and Hillmount Avenue.  The laneway would be buffered from the adjacent dwellings to the west by a landscape strip a minimum of 1.5 metres in width.  The proposed development includes 436 square metres of indoor amenity space and 436 square metres of outdoor amenity space.  A 3.44 metre road widening along Marlee Avenue will be secured in accordance with the Official Plan.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) as it provides residential intensification on site and a mix of land uses which efficiently uses land and resources in an area identified as appropriate for growth in the City's Official Plan.  The proposal supports the goal of providing a range and mix of housing types and is transit supportive being in close proximity to the Glencairn subway station. 

 

The proposal conforms to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2019) as it provides a compact built form supporting higher order transit in an area identified in the City's Official Plan as appropriate for intensification.  The development would be located and massed to provide a transition to the neighbouring properties through appropriate setbacks and stepping down of height toward the Neighbourhoods to the west to adequately limit impacts on those adjacent lower scale residential areas.   

 

This report recommends approval of Zoning By-law Amendment application and the Rental Housing Demolition application under Chapters 667 and 363 of the Toronto Municipal Code.  Replacement of the rental dwelling units is not required as the property contains fewer than six rental dwelling units.

 

This development can be the impetus for a revitalized Marlee Avenue and help to provide more housing options for the community with additional residents to support existing and planned transit infrastructure and local business. 

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 15, 2019) Report and City of Toronto Data/Drawings (Attachments 1-6) and Applicant Submitted Drawings (Attachments 7-13) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications for 831, 833, and 837 Glencairn Avenue and 278, 280 and 282 Hillmount Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-140215.pdf)

Speakers

Ryan Guetter, Weston Consulting (Submission Filed)
Maria Paolercio
Joe Nobrega, President, Wenderly Park Community Association Inc.
Angelo Delfino

Communications (Community Council)
(November 14, 2019) E-mail from Dennis De Rango, Real Estate Department, Hydro One Networks Inc. (NY.Main.NY11.1.1)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Maria Paolercio (NY.New.NY11.1.2)
(December 2, 2019) E-mail from Jacob Dosman, Weston Consulting, submitting letter from Jordan Steinberg and Mirella & Tony Marcantonio (NY.New.NY11.1.3)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Mark Marcantonio (NY.New.NY11.1.4)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Joseph and Claudia Bresar (NY.New.NY11.1.5)
(December 2, 2019) E-mail from Bruno Picillo, Dufferin Eglinton Community Group Inc. (NY.New.NY11.1.6)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Linda Giancola (NY.New.NY11.1.7)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Francesca Del Duca (NY.New.NY11.1.8)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from A. Calvaruso (NY.New.NY11.1.9)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from M. Calvaruso (NY.New.NY11.1.10)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from D. Russo (NY.New.NY11.1.11)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Giovanna Del Duca (NY.New.NY11.1.12)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Ben Del Duca (NY.New.NY11.1.13)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Joseph Del Duca (NY.New.NY11.1.14)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Francesca Del Duca (NY.New.NY11.1.15)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Francesca Del Duca (NY.New.NY11.1.16)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from R. Calvaruso (NY.New.NY11.1.17)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Angelo Zito (NY.New.NY11.1.18)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Jan Michael Gaenz (NY.New.NY11.1.19)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Doria Astefanoaia (NY.New.NY11.1.20)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Angela Sansone (NY.New.NY11.1.21)
(December 2, 2019) Submission from Ryan Guetter, Weston Consulting (NY.New.NY11.1.22)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/comm/communicationfile-99544.pdf)


NY11.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8 

Final Report - Draft Plan of Common Elements Condominium and Part Lot Control Exemption Applications - 117, 121, 123 and 129 Roselawn Avenue
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. In accordance with the delegated approval under By-law 229-2000, as amended, City Council be advised that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning intends to approve the draft plan of Common Elements Condominium, as generally illustrated on Attachment 2 to the report (November 1, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, subject to:

 

a. the conditions, as generally listed in Attachment 3 to the report (November 1, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, which, except as otherwise noted, must be fulfilled prior to final approval and the release of the Plan of Condominium for registration; and

 

b. any such revisions to the proposed condominium plan or any such additional or modified conditions as the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning may deem to be appropriate to address matters arising from the on-going technical review of this development.

 

2. City Council enact a Part Lot Control Exemption By-law with respect to the subject lands at 117, 121, 123 and 129 Roselawn Avenue as generally illustrated on Attachment 4 to the report (November 1, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, to be prepared to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and to expire two years following enactment by City Council.

 

3. City Council require the owner to provide proof of payment of all current property taxes for the subject lands to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, prior to the enactment of the Part Lot Control Exemption By-law.

 

4. Prior to the introduction of the Part Lot Control Exemption Bill, City Council require the owner to register, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, a Section 118 Restriction under the Land Titles Act agreeing not to transfer or charge any part of the subject lands described in Schedule "A" in attachment 6 to the report (November 1, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, without the written consent of the Chief Planner or his/her designate.

 

5. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to take the necessary steps to release the Section 118 Restriction from title to the Parcels of Tied Land (POTLs) at such time as confirmation is received that the Common Elements Condominium has been registered.

 

6. City Council authorize and direct the City Solicitor to register the Part Lot Control Exemption By-law on title.

 

7. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Part Lot Control Exemption By-law as may be required.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on December 3, 2019 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act. No one addressed the North York Community Council on December 3, 2019.

Origin
(November 1, 2019) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

This application proposes to establish the underground garage and related vehicular and pedestrian accesses and walkways as Common Elements Condominium at 117, 121, 123 and 129 Roselawn Avenue. The Common Elements Condominium is required to provide legal pedestrian and vehicular access to twelve townhouses and to ensure shared ownership and maintenance of the common element underground garage and at grade walkway by the Common Elements Condominium corporation.  

 

The requested exemption from the Part Lot Control provisions of the Planning Act is required to permit the creation of conveyable lots for the twelve residential townhouses currently under construction, which will become the Parcels of Tied Land (POTLs) to the Common Elements Condominium.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and conforms with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2019). The lifting of Part Lot Control and the creation of the Common Elements Condominium is appropriate for the orderly development of these lands.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the Draft Plan of Common Elements Condominium and Part Lot Control Exemption By-law. In addition, this report recommends that the owner of the lands be required to register a Section 118 Restriction under the Land Titles Act against the subject lands, described in Schedule "A" in attachment 6 to this report, whereby the owner agrees not to convey or mortgage any part of the lands without prior consent of the Chief Planner or his designate, which may be provided following registration of the Common Elements Condominium.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 1, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-6 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Draft Plan of Common Elements Condominium and Part Lot Control Exemption Application for 117, 121, 123 and 129 Roselawn Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-140213.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(November 14, 2019) E-mail from Dennis De Rango, Real Estate Department, Hydro One Networks Inc. (NY.Main.NY11.2.1)
(November 19, 2019) E-mail from June Au (NY.New.NY11.2.2)
(December 2, 2019) E-mail from Julie Gibson (NY.New.NY11.2.3)

NY11.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8 

Final Report - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - 3311 Bathurst Street
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend former City of North York Zoning By-law 7625, for the lands at 3311 Bathurst Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 6 to the report (November 15, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 3311 Bathurst Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 7 to the report (November 15, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

4. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the applicant to submit a Foundation Drainage Report for the existing building drainage system, including the maximum discharge flow rate to the sanitary analysis provided, such report to be to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

5. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council authorize the appropriate City officials and require the owner to execute and register on title an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor and that such agreement shall be registered on title to the lands in a manner satisfactory to the City Solicitor in order to secure the following facilities, services and matters as a legal convenience to support development:

 

a. the owner shall continue to provide and maintain the existing 102 rental dwelling units as rental housing in the existing rental building at 3311 Bathurst Street, together with the new and retained associated facilities and amenities of the existing  apartment building, for a period of at least 20 years commencing from the date the Zoning By-law amendments come into force and effect, and with no applications for demolition or conversion from residential rental use during such 20 year period, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor;

 

b. the owner shall provide improvements to the existing rental apartment building, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and the City Solicitor or his designate, including but not limited to the following:

 

1. Prior to the first above-grade building permit:

 

i. convert storage space on the first floor of the existing rental building the conversion of a storage space into a new gym; and

 

ii. undertake upgrades to the laundry room on the first floor of the existing rental apartment building;

  

2. Prior to the occupancy of any new residential units:

 

i. provide an enhanced landscape area for congregation and construct a new gravel dog run area and a new landscaped outdoor amenity area with a communal outdoor kitchen, outdoor seating areas, and passive green space as illustrated in the Landscape Plans issued on October 4, 2019 and that any changes to the proposed dog run area and outdoor amenity area shall be to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division; and

 

ii. provide an easement in favour of the City of Toronto in the form of the  Privately Owned Publically Accessible (POPS) space through the site in the form of a north-south 4 metre wide walkway from Brookdale Avenue in the south to Fairlawn Avenue in the north, as illustrated on the Landscape Plans issued on October 4, 2019 and that any changes to the proposed POPS space shall be to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

c. the costs of the improvements to the existing rental apartment building and associated spaces within and outside the building, as described above, shall not be passed on to the tenants of the building in any form, including by way of an application to the Landlord Tenant Board, or to any successor tribunal with jurisdiction to hear applications made under the Residential Tenancies Act, for the purpose of obtaining an increase in residential rent above the applicable guideline, or in the form of any additional costs and charges;

 

d. prior to Site Plan Control Approval for the development, the owner shall develop a construction mitigation plan and tenant communications strategy to mitigate the impacts of construction on existing tenants, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning; and

 

e. construct and maintain the development in accordance with Tier 1 performance measures of the Toronto Green Standard, Version 3.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on December 3, 2019 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(November 15, 2019) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

This application proposes to develop a 24-unit, 3-storey (11.15 metre high) infill stacked rental townhouse building on an existing surface parking area fronting Brookdale Avenue in the southeast corner of the site at 3311 Bathurst Street.  The existing 9-storey rental apartment building on Bathurst Street would be retained and the existing underground parking garage would be expanded to accommodate additional parking for both the existing apartment building and the proposed stacked townhouse development.

 

The proposed residential infill development is compatible with its surrounding context.  The proposal introduces an appropriate built form to the site with development massed to address Brookdale Avenue.  The site organization and proposed landscaping will provide improved public realm conditions on Brookdale Avenue and an attractive environment for pedestrian movement adjacent to, and within, the site.  A mid-block north-south Privately Owned Publically Accessible (POPS) space is proposed to connect to the existing Woburn Park linear walkway.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and conforms to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2019).  The proposal conforms to the applicable Official Plan policies and complies with the criteria in the City's Townhouse and Low-Rise Apartment Guidelines with a built form that is compatible with the adjacent land uses.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-laws.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 15, 2019) Report and City of Toronto Data/Drawings (Attachments 1-5) and Applicant Submitted Drawings (Attachments 8-10) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on a Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 3311 Bathurst Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-140181.pdf)

Attachment 6 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment - Former City of North York Zoning By- law 7625
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-140331.pdf)

Attachment 7 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment - Zoning By-law 569-2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-140332.pdf)

Speakers

Andrew Palumbo, MHBC Planning Limited

Communications (Community Council)
(November 27, 2019) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (NY.New.NY11.3.1)

NY11.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

Final Report - Zoning By-Law Amendment Application - 2535-2537 Bayview Avenue
Communication NY11.4.18 has been submitted on this Item.

Bills 1758 and 1759 have been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve a modified project for the lands at 2535-2537 Bayview Avenue, to permit seven townhouse dwellings along Bayview Avenue with no detached dwellings at the rear of the site.

 

2. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to address the following matters through the Site Plan Application process, in consultation with the Ward Councillor and area residents:

 

a. enhancements to the landscape buffer on the south and east lot line of 2535-2537 Bayview Avenue;

 

b. drainage and stormwater management issues on site, including ensuring minimal hard paving and the implementation of softscaping;

 

c. privacy screening including, but not limited to, landscaping enhancements, fencing, and the planting of large shade growing trees, evergreen trees, and cedar hedges; and

 

d. appropriate construction mitigation measures to address safety considerations and reduce the impact of construction on existing homes within the interior of the neighbourhood.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on December 3, 2019 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

 

North York Community Council:

 

1. Directed the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to submit revised zoning by-laws to City Council, to allow a modified project to permit seven townhouse dwellings along Bayview Avenue with no detached dwellings at the rear of the site.

Origin
(November 15, 2019) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

This application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to permit seven townhouse units fronting Bayview Avenue and two detached houses to the rear of the site fronting onto a shared private north-south driveway. The townhouses are separated into two blocks of three units on the north side and four units on the south side of the site. The townhouses are proposed to be three storeys and the detached houses would be two storeys in height. Vehicular access to the townhouse rear integral garages and the front integral garages of the detached houses is proposed from a shared private east-west driveway off Bayview Avenue. The proposed floor space index is 0.80 times the area of the lot and the proposed lot coverage is 45%. The existing detached house at 2535 Bayview Avenue and the Armenian Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene at 2537 Bayview Avenue would be demolished.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and conforms to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2019). The proposal provides for two detached dwellings which are compatible with the surrounding neighbourhood and provides for appropriate townhouse infill development along a major street. The proposal conforms to the City of Toronto's Official Plan and meets the intent of the Bayview Townhouse Design Guidelines.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-laws.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 15, 2019) Report and City of Toronto Data/Drawings (Attachments 1-7) and Applicant Submitted Drawings (Attachments 8-9h) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on a Zoning By-Law Amendment Application for 2535-2537 Bayview Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-140140.pdf)

Speakers

Michael Cara, Overland LLP
Mehrdad Zafari
Robert Dragicevic, Senior Principal, Walker Nott Dragicevic Associates Ltd

Communications (Community Council)
(November 20, 2019) E-mail from Katherine Chin, Gary Chin, Doris Chin (NY.New.NY.11.4.1)
(November 25, 2019) E-mail from Rami Younes (NY.New.NY11.4.2)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Crystal Seekins (NY.New.NY11.4.3)
(November 27, 2019) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (NY.New.NY11.4.4)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Dr. Parvaneh Rad (NY.New.NY11.4.5)
(November 27, 2019) E-mail from Dr. Arezu Hanson (NY.New.NY11.4.6)
(November 28, 2019) E-mail from David Leung (NY.New.NY11.4.7)
(November 28, 2019) E-mail from Alison Rudson (NY.New.NY11.4.8)
(November 28, 2019) E-mail from Sang ll Jo (NY.New.NY11.4.9)
(November 28, 2019) E-mail from Ray and Cynthia Goh (NY.New.NY11.4.10)
(November 29, 2019) E-mail from Brad Teichman, Overland LLP, on behalf of Seyedeh Shoberri, Oliver Haaslo and Matt Haaslo (NY.New.NY11.4.11)
(November 29, 2019) E-mail from Linda and Eric Chan (NY.New.NY11.4.12)
(December 1, 2019) E-mail from Raj Chandaria  (NY.New.NY11.4.13)
(December 1, 2019) E-mail from Dr. Zara Haaslo (NY.New.NY11.4.14)
(December 2, 2019) Fax from Edwin Norman Merkur (NY.New.NY11.4.15)
(December 2, 2019) E-mail from Cecilia Lam (NY.New.NY11.4.16)
(December 2, 2019) E-mail from Dr. Parvaneh Rad (NY.New.NY11.4.17)
Communications (City Council)
(December 17, 2019) Letter from Chris Barnett, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (CC.New.NY11.4.18)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99897.pdf)


NY11.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 150 Laird Drive
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:  

 

1. City Council approve the alterations to the heritage property at 150 Laird Drive, in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, to allow for the construction of two mid-rise buildings for older adult living accommodations incorporating the heritage building on the lands known municipally in 2019 as 146-150 Laird Drive, with such alterations substantially in accordance with plans and drawings dated June 18, 2019, prepared by RAW Design, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), prepared by Philip Goldsmith, dated May 7, 2014 and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, all subject to and in accordance with a Conservation Plan satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and subject to the following additional conditions:

 

a. That prior to final Site Plan approval in connection with the Zoning By-law Amendment appeal for the properties at 146-150 Laird Drive, the owner shall:

 

1. Provide final site plan drawings substantially in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.b.2 below to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

2. Provide a Heritage Lighting Plan that describes how the exterior of the heritage property will be sensitively illuminated to enhance its heritage character to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager Heritage Preservation Services.

 

3. Provide a detailed landscape plan for the subject property, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

4. Provide an Interpretation Plan for the subject property, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

b. That prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the property at 150 Laird Drive, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage building as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the owner shall:

 

1. Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the City for the property at 150 Laird Drive in accordance with the plans and drawings dated June 18, 2019, prepared by RAW Design, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by Philip Goldsmith, dated May 7, 2014, and in accordance with the Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.b.2, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, including registration of such agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

 

2. Provide a detailed Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant, that is consistent with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for 150 Laird Drive prepared by Philip Goldsmith, dated May 7, 2014, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

3. Provide building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.b.2, including a description of materials and finishes, to be prepared by the project architect and a qualified heritage consultant to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

4. Provide a Letter of Credit, including provision for upwards indexing, in a form and amount and from a bank satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan and Interpretation Plan.

 

5. That the applicant withdraw its objection to the City of Toronto’s designation of the property at 150 Laird Drive.

 

c. That prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Recommendation 1.b.4, the owner shall:

 

1. Provide a letter of substantial completion prepared and signed by a qualified heritage consultant confirming that the required conservation work and the required interpretive work has been completed in accordance with the Conservation Plan and Interpretation Plan and that an appropriate standard of conservation has been maintained, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

2. Provide replacement Heritage Easement Agreement photographs to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

2. City Council authorize the entering into of a heritage easement agreement under Section 37 of the Ontario Heritage Act with the owner of 150 Laird Drive in a form and content satisfactory to the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bill in Council authorizing the entering into a heritage easement agreement for the property at 150 Laird Drive.

Origin
(October 22, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve the alterations proposed for the heritage property located at 150 Laird Drive in connection with a proposed development of the subject property and that Council grant authority to enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement for the subject property.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 22, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning on Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement for 150 Laird Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-140135.pdf)


5a Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 150 Laird Drive
Origin
(November 12, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve the alterations proposed for the heritage property located at 150 Laird Drive in connection with a proposed development of the subject property and that Council grant authority to enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement for the subject property.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 12, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement for 150 Laird Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-140201.pdf)

Attachment to the Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Letter (November 6, 2019) from Laura Dean, Aird & Berlis LLP
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-140202.pdf)

Attachment to the Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Letter (November 11, 2019) from Carol Burtin Fripp, Co-President, Leaside Property Owners Association Incorporated
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-140203.pdf)


NY11.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 6 

Traffic Control Signals - Bathurst Street and Carpenter Road and Carpenter Road and Fisherville Road
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council deny the installation of traffic control signals at Bathurst Street and Carpenter Road.

 

2. City Council deny the installation of traffic control signals at Carpenter Road and Fisherville Road.

Origin
(November 13, 2019) Report from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Bathurst Street, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is requesting North York Community Council deny the installation of traffic control signals on Bathurst Street at Carpenter Road, and Carpenter Road at Fisherville Road.

 

The existing traffic and roadway conditions do not warrant the installation of traffic control signals at the above noted intersections at this time.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 13, 2019) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services on Traffic Control Signals at Bathurst Street and Carpenter Road, and Carpenter Road and Fisherville Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-140144.pdf)


NY11.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8 

Proposed Traffic Control Signals - Marlee Avenue and Viewmount Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Marlee Avenue and Viewmount Avenue.

 

2. City Council authorize removal of the pedestrian crossover on Marlee Avenue at Viewmount Avenue in conjunction with the installation of traffic control signals at the Intersection.

Origin
(October 28, 2019) Report from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates bus service on Marlee Avenue, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is requesting City Council authorize that the existing pedestrian crossover (PXO) on Marlee Avenue at the intersection with Viewmount Avenue be converted to traffic control signals.

 

The installation of traffic control signals is technically warranted and will enhance road safety for pedestrians and motorists at the intersection of Marlee Avenue and Viewmount Avenue. However, it may increase traffic on Viewmount Avenue since it will be easier to cross Marlee Avenue at the intersection.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 28, 2019) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services on Proposed Traffic Control Signals at Marlee Avenue and Viewmount Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-140150.pdf)


NY11.20

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

Turn Prohibition Amendment - Bayview Avenue and St. Leonard's Avenue
Bill 1730 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the southbound right-turn prohibition in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and St. Leonard's Avenue, to be in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday.

Origin
(November 12, 2019) Report from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates bus service on Bayview Avenue, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is requesting City Council to amend the existing southbound right-turn prohibition at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and St. Leonard's Avenue, in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, to be in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday.

 

The proposed amended times of the southbound right-turn prohibition better reflect the morning peak traffic times and will be consistent with the existing southbound right-turn prohibition at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Dawlish Avenue, one block to the south.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 12, 2019) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services on a Turn Prohibition Amendment at Bayview Avenue and St. Leonard's Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-140149.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Turn Prohibition Amendment - Bayview Avenue and St. Leonard's Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-141245.pdf)


NY11.22

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 18 

Traffic Control Signals - Sheppard Avenue West
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the installation of traffic control signals on Sheppard Avenue West at a point approximately 30 metres east of Pewter Road.

 

2. City Council direct that the Acting Director, Traffic Management, endeavour to install the traffic signal as soon as possible, based on the lack of a safe pedestrian crossing for the 770-metre stretch of Sheppard Avenue West, from Beecroft Avenue to Senlac Road.

Origin
(November 8, 2019) Report from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Sheppard Avenue West, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval from City Council to install pedestrian activated traffic control signals on Sheppard Avenue West, approximately 30 metres east of Pewter Road.

 

The proposed traffic control signals will provide a safe and convenient crossing of Sheppard Avenue West for pedestrians, including TTC passengers but will add delays to Sheppard Avenue West traffic.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 8, 2019) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services on Traffic Control Signals at Sheppard Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-140168.pdf)


NY11.28

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8 

Application to Remove a City Tree - 220 St. Germain Avenue
Communication NY11.28.3 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) City-owned tree located at 220 St. Germain Avenue.

 

2. City Council direct Urban Forestry staff to engage in bi-annual pruning of the tree, according to accepted horticultural practices.

Origin
(October 23, 2019) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks Forestry and Recreation
Summary

This report requests that City Council deny a request for a permit to remove one (1) City-owned tree located on the road allowance in front of the property located at 220 St Germain Avenue. The owner is requesting permission to remove the tree due to damage and nuisance to the driveway and vehicle(s) caused by the tree's fruit.  

 

The subject tree is a Turkish hazel (Corylus colurna) measuring 42 cm in diameter. The Tree By-law does not support removal of this tree as it is healthy and maintainable and growing in an appropriate location.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 23, 2019) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks Forestry and Recreation on an Application to Remove a City Tree at 220 St. Germain Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-140055.pdf)

Speakers

Jeffrey Roberts

Communications (Community Council)
(November 27, 2019) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (NY.New.NY11.28.1)
(December 3, 2019) E-mail from Jeffrey and Rhonda Roberts (NY.New.NY11.28.2)
Communications (City Council)
(December 13, 2019) E-mail from Jeffrey and Rhonda Roberts (CC.Supp.NY11.28.3)

Scarborough Community Council - Meeting 11
SC11.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22 

2993-3011 Sheppard Avenue East and 1800-1814 Pharmacy Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Preliminary Report
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct staff to conduct an area (land use) study and evaluate this application in the context of other submitted development proposals, potential development sites and existing development within the area bounded generally by 10 Chichester Place and 2941 Sheppard Avenue East to the west and the former hydro corridor to the east, as shown in Attachment 6 to the report dated November 15, 2019 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District.

 

2. City Council direct staff to determine, based on the area land use study examining the existing planning framework for the lands shown in Attachment 6 to the report dated November 15, 2019 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District, whether amending the Official Plan and/or zoning by-law with area specific measures is appropriate for all or part of this area.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Scarborough Community Council directed that:

 

1. City Planning staff schedule a community consultation meeting for the application at 2993-3011 Sheppard Avenue East and 1800-1814 Pharmacy Avenue together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2. Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the application site, and to additional residents, institutions and owners to be determined in consultation with the Ward Councillor, with any additional mailing costs to be borne by the applicant.

Origin
(November 15, 2019) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District
Summary

This report provides information and identifies a preliminary set of issues regarding the application located at 2993-3011 Sheppard Avenue East and 1800-1814 Pharmacy Avenue. Staff are currently reviewing the application, which proposes intensification of lands adjacent to lands designated Neighbourhoods. As such, this report also seeks City Council direction on undertaking an area based study of a portion of the Sheppard Avenue East corridor in proximity to the development application and determining whether an area specific zoning by-law or policy framework should be created.

 

The development application has been circulated to all appropriate agencies and City divisions for comment. Staff will proceed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the application with the Ward Councillor.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 15, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-6 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - 2993-3011 Sheppard Avenue East and 1800-1814 Pharmacy Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Preliminary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-140182.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Nicole Corrado  (SC.New.SC11.5.1)

SC11.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22, 23 

Left-Turn Prohibition - 2621 Midland Avenue
Bill 1725 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council prohibit westbound left turns from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, and at all times Saturday at the Agincourt Collegiate Institute driveway at 2621 Midland Avenue, located on the east side of Midland Avenue, 50 metres north of Lockie Avenue.

Origin
(November 8, 2019) Report from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates transit service on Midland Avenue, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

This report recommends that westbound left turns be prohibited from 7:30 a.m. to

9:30 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, and at all times on Saturday at the Agincourt Collegiate Institute driveway at 2621 Midland Avenue, located on the east side of Midland Avenue, 50 metres north of Lockie Avenue.

 

Prohibiting westbound left turns is anticipated to prevent conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, reduce congestion and maintain traffic flow in the vicinity of the driveway during the school's busiest times.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 8, 2019) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services - Left-Turn Prohibition - 2621 Midland Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-140136.pdf)

Speakers

Mira Nam-Wong, Principal, Agincourt Collegiate Institute


SC11.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Left-Turn Prohibition - 2201 McCowan Road
Bill 1726 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council prohibit westbound left turns at all times at McCowan Road and the private access at 2201 McCowan Road, located on the east side of McCowan Road, 100 metres north of Huntingwood Drive/Middlefield Road.

Origin
(November 8, 2019) Report from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates transit service on McCowan Road, City Council approval of this report is required.


This report recommends prohibiting westbound left turns at the north driveway of 2201 McCowan Road in accordance with the conditions of the development agreement.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 8, 2019) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services - Left-Turn Prohibition - 2201 McCowan Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-140139.pdf)


SC11.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 24 

Lane Designations - Bushby Drive and Grangeway Avenue
Bill 1727 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council designate the northerly eastbound lane on Bushby Drive, from Grangeway Avenue to a point 30.5 metres west, for eastbound left turns only.

 

2. City Council designate the southerly eastbound lane on Bushby Drive, from Grangeway Avenue to a point 30.5 metres west, for eastbound left and right turns.

Origin
(November 8, 2019) Report from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates transit service on Bushby Drive and on Grangeway Avenue, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

This report recommends formally designating lanes for eastbound left and right-turning traffic at the intersection of Bushby Drive and Grangeway Avenue.  Designating these lanes will clearly define traffic lane usage, improve traffic operations, facilitate enforcement and provide a safer environment for all road users.

 

The eastbound lane designation pavement markings are in place, but by-law regulations are required.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 8, 2019) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services - Lane Designations - Bushby Drive and Grangeway Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-140151.pdf)


Toronto and East York Community Council - Meeting 11
TE11.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

540-544 King Street West and 1-7 Morrison Street - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Final Report
The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (TE11.2a with recommendations).

Communication TE11.2.58 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council submits the item to City Council without recommendations.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council requested the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to continue working with community stakeholders and the applicant, and to report directly to the December 17 and 18, 2019 meeting of City Council, on addressing:

 

a. Impacts on the school, including shadow on the playground;

 

b. Construction management;

 

c. Impacts on Morrison Street and adjacent buildings;

 

d. Traffic impacts;

 

e. Site Plan matters, including building materials; and

 

f. Matters raised by the Toronto Lands Corporation.     

Origin
(October 18, 2019) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application proposes to redevelop the site with a mixed-use building containing retail and office uses within the portion fronting 540-544 King Street West and residential uses within the portion fronting 1-7 Morrison Street. Due to the difference in floor-to-ceiling height requirements between office and residential uses, the office portion of the proposed building would be 15-storeys tall and the residential portion would be 17-storeys tall. The overall building height for both portions, including mechanical elements, is proposed at 50 metres.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law. The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and conforms with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2019).

The proposal is consistent with the relevant policies of the Official Plan, the King Spadina Secondary Plan, the Downtown Plan and the King-Spadina Urban Design Guidelines. The proposal provides approximately 18,745 square metres of new office space, maintains a minimum of 10 percent three-bedroom units and 20 percent two-bedroom units, and provides a built form that is compatible with the emerging context of the West Precinct of King-Spadina

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 18, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-11 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 540-544 King Street West and 1-7 Morrison Street – Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140045.pdf)

(November 4, 2019) Attachment 5
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140046.pdf)

(November 4, 2019) Attachment 6
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140044.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(December 17, 2019) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 540-544 King Street West and 1-7 Morrison Street - Zoning Amendment Application (TE11.2a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-141288.pdf)

Attachment 1: Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 569-2013)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-141269.pdf)

Attachment 2: Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 438-86)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-141270.pdf)

Speakers

Urszula Wojtyra
Izabela Wojtyra
Jose Johnson-Cami

Communications (Community Council)
(October 27, 2019) E-mail from Justin Cottrell (TE.Main.TE11.2.1)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Karen Fowler (TE.Main.TE11.2.2)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Joan Kivanda (TE.Main.TE11.2.3)
(October 29, 2019) Letter from Nawleen Kaur (TE.Main.TE11.2.4)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Holly Jasiura (TE.Supp.TE11.2.5)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Ayelen Liberona (TE.Main.TE11.2.6)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Jason Cheong-Kee-You (TE.Main.TE11.2.7)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Jennie Lea McLeish (TE.Main.TE11.2.8)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Vik Tenekjian (TE.Main.TE11.2.9)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Jessica Zimmermann (TE.Main.TE11.2.10)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Babette Burrell (TE.Main.TE11.2.11)
(October 29, 2019) Letter from Sarit Adri (TE.Main.TE11.2.12)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Roslyn Soane (TE.Main.TE11.2.13)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Carol Futerman (TE.Main.TE11.2.14)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Sebastian Davila and Alma Mikulinsky (TE.Main.TE11.2.15)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Maggie Anderson (TE.Main.TE11.2.16)
(October 30, 2019) Letter from Rachel Clarke and Markos Ordonez (TE.Main.TE11.2.17)
(October 31, 2019) Letter from Dieter Riedel (TE.Main.TE11.2.18)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Jun Liu (TE.Main.TE11.2.19)
(October 31, 2019) Letter from Board of Director, TSCC No. 1796 (TE.Main.TE11.2.20)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-99159.pdf)

(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Lucas Harris & Geneviève Gilardeau (TE.Main.TE11.2.21)
(October 31, 2019) Letter from Sonja Wasyk (TE.Main.TE11.2.22)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Urszula Wojtyra and Brian Cox (TE.Main.TE11.2.23)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Xingyu(Emily) Liu (TE.Main.TE11.2.24)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Suzana Neves (TE.Main.TE11.2.25)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Shannon Glashan (TE.Main.TE11.2.26)
(November 1, 2019) Letter from Shannon Thompson (TE.Main.TE11.2.27)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Ernesto Filardi (TE.Main.TE11.2.28)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (TE.Main.TE11.2.29)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Ian Mackenzie (TE.Main.TE11.2.30)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Shannon Simpson (TE.Main.TE11.2.31)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Dapeng Cui and Xing Xia (TE.Main.TE11.2.32)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Shannon Cameron (TE.Main.TE11.2.33)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Jennifer and Dan Holliwell (TE.Main.TE11.2.34)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Donna Wilding (TE.Supp.TE11.2.35)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Derek Horn (TE.Main.TE11.2.36)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Rick Wahl (TE.Main.TE11.2.37)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Susana Bejar (TE.Main.TE11.2.38)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Sonya Alllin and Robin Sutherland (TE.Main.TE11.2.39)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Cai Hideo Oyafuso (TE.Main.TE11.2.40)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Nese and Oguz Demir (TE.Main.TE11.2.41)
(November 1, 2019) Letter from Emily Chan (TE.Main.TE11.2.42)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Andrew Jermyn (TE.Main.TE11.2.43)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Gabrielle Stannus, James Hall, and Elska Stannus-Hall (TE.Main.TE11.2.44)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Lorna Johannessen (TE.Main.TE11.2.45)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Jill Mandley  (TE.Main.TE11.2.46)
(November 4, 2019) E-mail from Mike Painter-Main and Rachael Gibson (TE.Main.TE11.2.47)
(November 4, 2019) Letter from TSCC 2376 Board of Directors (TE.Main.TE11.2.48)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-99145.pdf)

(November 4, 2019) E-mail from Marcia Dixon (TE.Main.TE11.2.49)
(November 4, 2019) Letter from Max Allen (TE.Main.TE11.2.50)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-99147.pdf)

(November 4, 2019) E-mail from Davies Howe LLP  (TE.Main.TE11.2.51)
(November 5, 2019) Letter from Daryl Sage, Toronto Lands Corporation (TE.Main.TE11.2.52)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-99148.pdf)

(November 4, 2019) E-mail from Emily Chan  (TE.Main.TE11.2.53)
(November 4, 2019) E-mail from Adam Shipowick  (TE.Supp.TE11.2.54)
(November 5, 2019) E-mail from Emily Chan (TE.Main.TE11.2.55)
(November 4, 2019) Letter from Emily Chan (TE.Main.TE11.2.56)
(November 29, 2019) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (TE.Supp.TE11.2.57)
Communications (City Council)
(December 16, 2019) Petition from JL McLeish, The ALPHA Parent Group, containing the names of approximately 816 persons. (CC.New.TE2.58)

TE11.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 19 

1627 Danforth Avenue - City-Initiated Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - Final Report
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands at 1627 Danforth Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment 2 to the report (November 15, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 1627 Danforth Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 3 to the report (November 15, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 1627 Danforth Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 4 to the report (November 15, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

Origin
(November 15, 2019) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This report reviews and recommends approval of a City-initiated amendment to the Official Plan to designate the lands at 1627 Danforth Avenue to Mixed Use Areas and a City-initiated amendment to the Zoning By-law to zone the subject lands for various uses consistent with the Commercial-Residential (CR) zoning category. The purpose of these City-initiated amendments is to facilitate a planning policy framework required to implement the Danforth Garage Master Plan at the Danforth Garage site, which was the subject of a Master Plan endorsed by City Council on June 18, 2019.  

 

The proposed amendments are consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and conform with A Place to Growth Plan (2019).

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 15, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 1627 Danforth Avenue - City-Initiated Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140242.pdf)


TE11.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 19 

Main Street Planning Study - City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (TE11.4a with recommendations)

Communications TE11.4.11 to TE11.4.13 have been submitted on this Item.

Bill 1749 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment 478 appended as Attachment 7 to the report (November 15, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment as may be required.

 

3. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and Social Development, Finance and Administration, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Children's Services and other related City divisions, to initiate a community engagement process and to undertake the necessary studies in conjunction with the Main Street Planning Study, with the process to include partners at the Toronto District School Board, Secord Public School, other community service providers, resident associations and local Ward Councillors to develop: 

 

a. a Social Development Plan that identifies the necessary service providers and programs for the Main Street and Danforth Avenue area including those that already exist and the need to expand and/or provide new services to serve the planned population (including Ward 14); and

 

b. a Community Service and Facilities Plan that identifies the necessary services and facilities for the Main Street and Danforth Avenue area including those that already exist and the need to expand and/or provide new services to serve the planned population (including Ward 14) in anticipation of increased intensification in this area, and report back to Toronto and East York Community Council no later than the fourth quarter of 2020.

 

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and relevant staff at the Toronto Transit Commission, to review the Main Street and Stephenson Avenue intersection from a safety and functionality perspective, and/or improvements to the intersection, and to report to a future Toronto and East York Community Council meeting with recommended changes, if deemed necessary.

 

5. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services in consultation with City Planning and the Toronto Transit Commission, to study and implement intersection improvements at the intersections of Main Street and Danforth Avenue and Main Street and Gerrard Street East and report to a future Toronto and East York Community Council meeting, if necessary.

 

6. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to submit all development applications in the study areas mapped as "Height Peak" and "Transition Area (Tall)", as shown on Attachment 7, Map 6 to the report (November 15, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to Toronto's Design Review Panel and/or Planning Review Panel in an effort to achieve the highest quality design outcomes for the area's most prominent sites.

 

7. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to consult with the Ward Councillor before entering into negotiations for on-site or off-site parkland dedication within the study area.

 

8. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to circulate all development applications in the study area to the relevant staff at Toronto Parking Authority for consultation on opportunities to incorporate Bike Share Toronto facilities into new developments, and to identify opportunities to replace on-street public parking capacity through future redesign of Danforth Avenue, if required.

 

9. City Council authorize the Director, Environment and Energy Division to engage in consultation with land owners in the study area to implement the "Sustainability and Resilience" policies in Section 4 of the proposed Official Plan Amendment, as shown in Attachment 7 to the report (November 15, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District including providing advice and support for incorporating low-carbon/renewable energy solutions such as district energy, into proposed developments in the study area.


10. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to forward the report (November 15, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to the Chair, Toronto District School Board, the Chair, Toronto Catholic District School Board, and to the Toronto Transit Commission to assist in the planning for future capacity needs.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1. Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report to the December 17 and 18, 2019 meeting of City Council with an amendment to the draft Site and Area Specific Policy  577, as shown as Attachment 7 to the report (November 15, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District and include a policy that specifies the width of the proposed public street and private laneways as identified on Map 2A (Streets and Block Plan) on the draft Site and Area Specific Policy.

 

2.  Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to report to the December 17 and 18, 2019 meeting of City Council with an amendment to Map 4: Parks and Public Realm Plan in the draft Site and Area Specific Policy  577, as shown in Attachment 7 to the report (November 15, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, to identify additional opportunities for park frontage and/or connectivity to Danforth Avenue, including through City parkland provision or Privately Owned Publicly Accessible Spaces.

Origin
(November 15, 2019) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

The Main Street Planning Study (the Study) was initiated after a request from City Council on November 7, 2017 that the City Planning Division undertake a study of the area within proximity of the Main Street subway station and Danforth GO station. This request was associated with a preliminary report on the zoning amendment application for 286-294 Main Street, which had been a proposal for a 30 storey mixed-use building on a heritage potential property.

 

This report summarizes the outcome of the Study, including a heritage survey, and provides an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) in the form of a Site and Area Specific Policy (SASP) to guide development in the study area. The report also requests direction on a future Community Services and Facilities Study that is intended to respond to the growth targeted for this area as well as direction on transportation improvements at existing key intersections.

 

The proposed OPA is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and conforms with A Place to Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2019). The proposed OPA also conforms to Official Plan policies respecting directing growth in the form of complete communities in areas in proximity to higher order public transit.

 

It should be noted that a version of the recommended SASP was provided on November 13, 2019, 20 days prior to the December 3, 2019 Toronto and East York Community Council meeting for this agenda item. The version of the recommended SASP in this report, as Attachment 7, is a revised version that was made available to the public on November 15, 2019. The revisions to the recommended SASP provide additional clarity on the intent of the policies on the parks and open spaces within the Main Street Planning Study, and specifically to the large, central park located in Character Area C, as discussed in this report.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 15, 2019) Report and Attachments 1 - 7 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Main Street Planning Study - City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140296.pdf)

(November 15, 2019) Attachment 8
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140297.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(December 16, 2019) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Main Street Planning Study - City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment (TE11.4a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-141231.pdf)

Speakers

Donna Braniff
Gerry Dunn
Jon Stewart
David Huynh, Planner, Bousfields Inc.

Communications (Community Council)
(November 19, 2019) Letter from Naama Blonder (TE.Main.TE11.4.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-99280.pdf)

(November 25, 2019) E-mail from Gerry Dunn (TE.Supp.TE11.4.2)
(December 2, 2019) Letter from Michael Uttley (TE.Supp.TE11.4.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-99484.pdf)

(December 2, 2019) Letter from J. Craig Hunter (TE.Supp.TE11.4.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-99468.pdf)

(December 2, 2019) Letter from Cynthia A. MacDougall (TE.Supp.TE11.4.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-99481.pdf)

(December 3, 2019) Letter from Councillor Brad Bradford, Ward 19, Beaches - East York (TE.Supp.TE11.4.6)
(December 3, 2019) E-mail from Jon Steward (TE.Supp.TE11.4.7)
(December 3, 2019) E-mail from Michael Foderick (TE.New.TE11.4.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-99502.pdf)

(December 3, 2019) E-mail from Daniel B Artenosi (TE.Supp.TE11.4.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-99552.pdf)

(December 3, 2019) Letter from Donna Braniff (TE.Supp.TE11.4.10)
Communications (City Council)
(December 12, 2019) Letter from Jane McFarlane, Weston Consulting (CC.Supp.TE11.4.11)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99685.pdf)

(December 16, 2019) Letter from Ronald S. Sleightholm, Davis Webb LLP (CC.Supp.TE11.4.12)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99720.pdf)

(December 16, 2019) Letter from Emily Reisman and Inger Squires, Urban Strategies Inc. (CC.New.TE11.4.13)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99847.pdf)


TE11.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 9 

1141 Bloor Street West, 980 Dufferin Street, and 90 Croatia Street - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Application - Request for Directions Report
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize and direct the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in support of the revised proposal prepared by Hariri Pontarini architects, dated November 13, 2019 for the requested Zoning By-law Amendment for the lands municipally known as 1141 Bloor Street West, 980 Dufferin Street, and 90 Croatia Street, as described in the report (November 25, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District and subject to the recommendations below.

 

2. City Council authorize and direct the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in support of the application to amend the Official Plan for 1141 Bloor Street West, 980 Dufferin Street, and 90 Croatia Street, generally as described in Attachment 5: Draft Official Plan Amendment to the report (November 25, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District and subject to technical and stylistic changes by the City Solicitor as required.

 

3. City Council authorize and direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor to prepare the form of Zoning By-law Amendment(s) to both former  City of Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86, as amended, and City-Wide Zoning By-law 569-2013 that reflect and implement the revised proposal and the requirements set out in these recommendations, including the matters to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement with such modification as may be required to implement the revised proposal as described in the report (November 25, 2019), from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

4.  City Council accept an on-site parkland dedication pursuant to Section 42 of the Planning Act having a minimum size of 3,580 square metres, generally as shown on Attachment 6: Site Plan to the report (November 25, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York, with the exact size, location and configuration of the on-site parkland dedication to be to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and such on-site parkland dedication to be transferred to the City shall be in an acceptable environmental condition, free and clear, above and below grade, of all easements, encumbrances, and encroachments, with the exception of the Garrison Trunk Sewer.

 

5. City Council require that the parkland dedication shall be conveyed to the City, at no cost to the City, prior to the earlier of, (1) the issuance of a first above grade building permit for any of Phase 3, 4, or 5 (illustrated on the phases in Draft Phasing Plan in Attachment 12: Draft Phasing Plan, to the report (November 25, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York, and (2) the registration of all or any part of the development under the Condominium Act within Phase 2 of the Draft Phasing Plan to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the City Solicitor.

 

6. City Council approve a development charge credit against the Parks and Recreation component of the Development Charges for the design and construction by the owner of the Above Base Park Improvements to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation. The development charge credit shall be in an amount that is the lesser of the cost to the owner of designing and constructing the Above Base Park Improvements, as approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Parks and Recreation component of development charges payable for the development in accordance with the City's Development Charges By-law, as may be amended from time to time.

 

7. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to provide for in the Section 37 Agreement a permission of up to a maximum of one third of the public park (1,074 square metres) described in Recommendation 4 above to be used for staging purposes after the lands have been conveyed to the City to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and such staging permission will be subject to the Parkland Occupation Permit Process, as detailed in the memorandum from Park, Forestry and Recreation, dated June 20, 2018.

 

8. City Council accept the general location and right-of-way width of the proposed new public street from Bloor Street West connecting south to Croatia Street for the purpose of the Zoning By-law Amendments, as generally shown on Attachment 6: Site Plan to the report (November 25, 2019) from Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York. The conveyance of the proposed new public street to be transferred to the City shall be free and clear, above and below grade, of all easements, encumbrances, and encroachments and the following shall apply:

 

a. the owner shall, at its own cost, design, construct, build, and convey, a new public street from Bloor Street West connecting south to Croatia Street, that together with the right of way widening conveyance described below, will be a minimum of 18.5 metres in width generally as shown on the Draft Phasing Plan. The new public street, excluding the right of way widening, and development blocks are intended to be identified in a Plan of Subdivision, and the new public street and services will secured in the appropriate agreement(s), including any required works external to the plan of subdivision, such as the intersection improvements and signalization or signage, pedestrian/cycling infrastructure and construction of the right of way widening, all in accordance with the City’s applicable policies, standards and guidelines for public streets, including any required environmental assessments, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

b. the owner shall, at its own cost, ensure that all required water mains and sanitary sewers, and appropriate appurtenances, within the new public street in Recommendation 8.a. above have been installed, and are operational and timing is coordinated with the Final Phasing Plan, and secured as part of the Draft Plan of Subdivision and/or Section 37 Agreement, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;

 

c. the owner shall provide to the City financial securities by way of an irrevocable letter of credit in the amount of 120-percent of the value required to secure the design and construction of the public street identified in Recommendation 8.a. above, all on terms and such time as are secured to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the General Manager, Transportation Services; and

 

d. that the construction of the new public street and services may proceed concurrent with below grade construction on the lands rather than be required in advance of any building permit provided that, (1) the owner has entered into a subdivision agreement with the City to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Directory, City Planning, Chief Engineer and Executive Director Engineering and Construction Services, (2) the construction of the public street and services proceed only once release for construction of services is obtained, (3) all other requirements of the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building have been satisfied, including provision of necessary services for construction purposes, and (4) the right of way widening referred to in Recommendation 10 below that will form part of the new public street has either been conveyed to the City to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, or arrangements for its conveyance, including provision for timing and any required environmental remediation that may be required, have been made at the discretion of and to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services. 

 

9. City Council require that the new public street, and associated services, identified in Recommendation 8 above be constructed and fully completed subject to modification to timing deemed appropriate by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in the context of the subdivision review process, prior to the earlier of, (1) the issuance of a first above grade building permit for any of Phase 3, 4, or 5 in the Draft Phasing Plan, and (2) the registration of all or any part of the development under the Condominium Act for Phase 2a (the first of Building A or B) in the Draft Phasing Plan, satisfactory to the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, and General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

10. City Council direct that the owner be required to coordinate the timing of construction and dedication of the new public street, inclusive of the future right-of-way widening that is contemplated to be conveyed to the City to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services in the context of Consent Application 19 217341 STE 09 CO or as part Site Plan Application 18 126273 STE 18 SA relating to the demolition and construction of a new public school on adjacent lands, and such arrangements shall be on terms as set out in the Section 37 and/or the Subdivision Agreement with the City all to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, and the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

11. City Council require that pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, the owner shall construct a residential building, known as Building F, in the northwest area of the property containing a minimum of 56 affordable rental housing units as part of the owner’s Section 37 contribution, and Building F will be conveyed to the City in fee simple on such terms and conditions to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement satisfactory to the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the City Solicitor.

 

12. City Council direct that the Building F property shall be conveyed to the City, free and clear, above and below grade, of all easements, encumbrances, and encroachments, unless otherwise authorized by the City, upon completion of construction of the Building F, which shall be conveyed prior to the earlier of (1) any residential use on any part of the lands, and (2) the first registration under the Condominium Act of all or any part of the development on the lands to satisfaction of the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor.

 

13. City Council require that, prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit for any part of the development site, the Chief Financial Officer of Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (“Habitat”) shall confirm in writing to the City that it has entered into a binding agreement with the owner whereby a not-for-profit and affordable housing trust or entity, with its objective being the management of a set of funds for the creation and support of affordable housing, will created to receive a capital contribution from the owner in the amount of $9,000,000 to be used for the purpose of providing affordable housing in the City of Toronto, where a minimum of 50-percent shall be directed to affordable housing in Ward 9, and as part of the capital contribution, up to a maximum of $2,000,000.00 may be directed to the provision of community space in Ward 9 and such confirmation shall be to satisfaction of the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, and the City Solicitor.

 

14. City Council require that, prior to the issuance of the last above grade building permit for the lands at 1141 Bloor Street West, 980 Dufferin Street, and 90 Croatia Street, the Chief Financial Officer of Habitat will confirm in writing to the City that the $9,000,000 has been contributed to the affordable housing trust and such confirmation shall be to satisfaction of the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, and the City Solicitor.

 

15. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to provide capital funding from the Development Charges Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR2116) in an amount not to exceed $11,000,000 of which:

 

a. $10,800,000 be directed towards the purchase of the 56 affordable rental housing units for Building F on the terms and conditions described in the Section 37 Agreement and the Agreement of Purchase and Sale; and,

 

b. $200,000 be provided to hire an architect and such other professionals deemed advisable to represent the City in design and construction-related matters for Building F on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat.

 

16. City Council approve an increase to the 2020 Recommended Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in coordination with the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, cost centre FH5417, of $11,000,000 gross, $0 net for the construction and purchase of affordable and/or supportive units on the Building F property, funded from the Development Charges Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR2116).

 

17. City Council authorize a minimum of 56 affordable rental housing units to be developed in the Building F to be exempt from the payment of development charges, building, planning, and parkland dedication fees in accordance with the terms of the City's Open Door Program.

 

18. City Council exempt a minimum of 56 affordable rental housing units to be developed in Building F from taxation, arising from By-law 124-2016 contemplated in recommendation 21 below, for municipal and school purposes for a term of 99 years commencing from date of first occupancy of the 56 affordable rental units in Building F.

 

19. City Council authorize City staff to cancel or refund any taxes paid from the by-law exempting the portion of the land on which Building F is proposed from taxation.

 

20. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to negotiate and execute a municipal housing facility agreement (the City's Contribution Agreement) and any other agreements or documents necessary, including an assignment of the Contribution Agreement to the successful non-profit proponent under the competitive process for an operator, and provide any consent necessary under the Contribution Agreement, to secure the financial assistance being provided, and to set out the terms of the development and operation of the new affordable and/or supportive rental homes at the property on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

21. City Council direct the City Solicitor to withhold entering the Bill to City Council for enactment regarding the municipal housing facility as authorized under section 252 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, paragraph 18, section 2 of O.Reg 598/06, subsection 7(1) of O.Reg 598/06 and By-law 124-2016, until such a time as the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment have come into full force and effect.

 

22. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to undertake a competitive process for the selection of a not for profit affordable rental housing provider to operate Building F as permanently affordable rental housing, under a long term lease with the City.

 

23. City Council direct that the Section 37 Agreement set out the processes and timing for negotiating the agreement of purchase and sale for the design, construction, purchase and turn-over of the minimum of 56 affordable rental units in Building F, and any other agreements or documents necessary, with the owner or its successor corporation and in consultation with the successful non-profit proponent under the competitive process for an operator, to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, and that the agreement of purchase and sale be entered into prior to the issuance of the first above grade building permit for any portion of the development site.

 

24. City Council delegate authority to the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to execute, on behalf of the City, any security or financing documents required to secure the City's financial incentives and contributions, including any documents required by the owner of the lands, or a related corporation, or the successful non-profit proponent under the competitive process for an operator of Building F, to secure construction and conventional financing and subsequent refinancing, including any postponement, tripartite agreement, confirmation of status, discharge or consent documents where and when required during the term of the Contribution Agreement, as required by normal business practices, and provided that such documents do not give rise to financial obligations on the part of the City that have not been previously approved by City Council, and such arrangements are satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

25. City Council declare the lands on which Building F is situated surplus, effective as of the date the City acquires ownership, with the intended manner of disposal to be by way of a long-term lease, as contemplated by Recommendation 18 above to a not for profit affordable rental housing provider for the purposes of operating Building F permanently as affordable rental housing.

 

26. City Council delegate authority to the Director, Real Estate Services to take all necessary steps to implement Recommendation 25 above, in accordance with Chapter 213, Sale of Real Property of the City of Toronto Municipal Code.

 

27. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to submit on behalf of the City request(s) to the Federal and/or Provincial Governments for any appropriate affordable housing program funding that may be or become available for Building F.

 

28. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to negotiate and execute, on behalf of the City, any agreements and security required by the Federal and/or Provincial Governments to obtain the Federal/Provincial affordable housing program funding considered above on such terms and conditions deemed reasonable by the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, and in a form approved by the City Solicitor.

 

29. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to approve the acceptance of Federal/Provincial affordable housing program funding, in accordance with the Recommendations 27 and 28 above.

 

30. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in the event that the Federal/Provincial affordable housing program funding contemplated above is allocated to the City for Building F, to decrease the funding for Building F from the City's Development Charges Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR2116) by the same amount as the Federal/Provincial affordable housing program funding allocation to the City for Building F, if deemed reasonable by the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the Chief Financial Officer.

 

31. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to execute all other documents, security, consents, waivers and ancillary agreements with respect to the lease and operation of Building F, on behalf of the City, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor and the Director, Real Estate Services.

 

32. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to execute, on behalf of the City, any funding agreements with the Province/Federal Government, assignments, security or financing documentation required by the City, the Province or lenders associated with Building F, when, and as, required, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor and in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer.

 

33. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to make all decisions, including any necessary elections, waivers, approvals, consents and notices, on behalf of the City, as they relate to Building F, during the pre and post- construction and construction phases of Building F in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the relevant agreement(s).

 

34. City Council direct the City Solicitor to secure the owner's agreement to design, construct, and convey the Community Hub and Child Care Centre to be located at 980 Dufferin Street in the Section 37 Agreement, including a minimum of 4 parking spaces for the Community Hub and Child Care Centre.

 

35. City Council require that prior to or concurrent with the registration of all or any part of the lands under the Condominium Act within Phase 4 (Building D) in the Draft Phasing Plan, and prior to the registration of all or any part of the lands under the Condominium Act within Phase 5 (Building C) in the draft phasing plan, and, in any event prior to any residential use of the building within Phase 4 (Building D) in the Draft Phasing Plan, the owner shall design, construct, and convey to the City, for nominal consideration and at no cost to the City, a minimum 30,000 square foot (approximately 2,787 square metres) Community Hub located in the lower two floors of the existing Kent School building (connected to Building D) in the Draft Phasing Plan, including an 8,000 square foot (approximately 743 square metre) Child Care Centre, in fee simple, and in an acceptable environmental condition, with the final design to be determined in the context of the site plan approval process, all satisfactory to the Director, Real Estate Services, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the City Solicitor and prior to the issuance of a first above grade building permit for any part of the lands within Phase 4 (Building D) in the Draft Phasing Plan, the owner shall provide a letter of credit that is 120 percent of the value of the Community Hub and the Child Care Centre, along with a satisfactory cost estimate, to be constructed on the property and subject to the following terms in release of the credit, 50 percent at shell, 50 percent at substantial completion of the Community Hub and Child Care Centre; 10 percent at the end of the construction lien period; and 10 percent at the end of the warranty period (one year after the conveyance of the space to the City and/or occupancy).

 

36. City Council require that the Community Hub be delivered to the City finished to Base Building Condition, including, but not limited to, a fitted and operational community kitchen, electrical, plumbing, heating, venting and air conditioning service connections, with the terms and specifications to be finalized and secured in the Section 37 Agreement as agreed to between the City and the owner, all satisfactory to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, Director, Real Estate Services, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the City Solicitor.

 

37. City Council require that The Child Care Centre will be designed, constructed, finished, furnished and equipped, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Director, Real Estate Services, the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the Executive Director, Children Services, in accordance with Provincial and City of Toronto Child Care Development Guideline (2016) and secured in the Section 37 Agreement as agreed to between the City and the owner, and will be subject to the following:

 

a. the owner will provide a one-time financial contribution for defrayment of operational deficits incurred during the first year of operation based on the licensed capacity of the program (approximately $180,000), and a one-time financial contribution towards a replacement reserve fund for the Child Care Centre to replace appliances and large equipment (approximately $150,000), with such amounts will be finalized and secured in the Section 37 Agreement;

 

b. will be located on the ground floor in Building D, with a minimum size of 8,000 square feet (743 square metres) of interior space and 3003 square feet (279 square metres) of exterior space;

 

c. will be constructed, finished, furnished and equipped by the owner and be in accordance with the Child Care and Early Years Act 2014; CAN/CSA-Z614-03 Children's Play Spaces and Equipment or equivalent, Annex H; the Toronto Child Care Design and Technical Guideline R1 2016, the Toronto Accessibility Guidelines, the Toronto Green Development Standards – Tier 1 and 2; Children's Services Early Learning and Child Assessment for Quality Improvement, 2014 (AQI);

 

d. will accommodate a minimum number of 49 children, generally in accordance with the Child Care and Early Years Act 2014, and the City of Toronto's Child Care Development Guidelines and such minimum capacity of the Child Care Centre may be reduced at the sole discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the General Manager, Children’s Services;

 

e. the details such as phasing, timing, location, obligations, and any such matters to implement the Child Care Centre will be coordinated with the Community Hub; and

 

f. a not for profit child care centre operator will be chosen through an Expression of Interest process, the child care centre operator must be approved by the General Manager, Children’s Services, and such child care operator meets the City of Toronto's not for profit status, and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the General Manager, Children Services are authorized to carry out such a processes.

 

38. City Council require that on, or prior to, the conveyance of the Community Hub and Child Care Centre as provided above, the City and the owner enter into, and register on title to, the appropriate lands an Easement and Cost Sharing Agreement for nominal consideration and at no cost to the City, that is in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor. The Easement and Cost Sharing Agreement shall address and/or provide for the integrated support, use, operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, and reconstruction of certain shared facilities, and the sharing of costs, in respect thereof, of portions of the subject lands to be owned by the City and the owner as they pertain to the Community Hub and the Child Care Centre, and the development to be constructed within Block D of the development.

 

39. City Council direct that if there are any development charges payable on the gross floor area associated with the Community Hub and/or Child Care Centre, the owner may apply for a refund of such development charges, and City Council authorize a refund of any development charges payable, if any are charged, for the gross floor area associated with the Community Hub and/or Child Care Centre, to the owner, without interest. However, the owner may not apply for a refund of such development charges until the Community Hub and the Child Care Centre have been conveyed to the City in a manner satisfactory to the City Solicitor and Director, Real Estate Services.  


40. City Council direct the City Solicitor to secure the owner's agreement to design, finance and construct a below-grade pedestrian tunnel connection linking the proposed building on Phase 5 (Building C) in the Draft Phasing Plan to the Dufferin Subway Station on the north side of Bloor Street West at no cost to the City or the Toronto Transit Commission, including the supply and installation of payment turnstiles/gates that provide access to Dufferin Subway Station via the Toronto Transit Commission entrance connection (if determined to be required by the Toronto Transit Commission), and such below-grade Toronto Transit Commission entrance connection shall be designed, constructed, repaired and maintained to the City and Toronto Transit Commission standards at the sole cost and expense of the owner. The cost, at the sole expense of the owner, is up to $8,000,000, and such maximum cost will be subject to a satisfactory cost estimate provided to the City confirming the maximum cost or identifying any increased cost required to ensure that the Toronto Transit Commission entrance connection will be completed satisfactory to the City and the Toronto Transit Commission and the owner.

 

41. City Council require that, prior to the earlier of any residential use and the registration of any residential component of the development under the Condominium Act within Phase 5 (Building C) in the Draft Phasing Plan, the owner will complete the Toronto Transit Commission Entrance Connection, at the sole cost and expense of the owner, and at no cost to the City or the Toronto Transit Commission, and a public access easement, or license as applicable, shall be provided to the City concurrently to provide access through the interior of Phase 5 (Building C) in the Draft Phasing Plan to the Toronto Transit Commission entrance connection to the Dufferin Subway Station in a manner and form satisfactory to the Director, Real Estate Services, the Toronto Transit Commission, and the City Solicitor.

 

42. City Council require that, prior to Site Plan Approval for Phase 5 (Building C) and prior to the issuance of any above grade building permit for Phase 5 (Building C) and prior to any works conducted within or below Bloor Street West as it relates to the Toronto Transit Commission Entrance Connection, the owner shall obtain all necessary approvals and enter into a Tunnel Encroachment Agreement and/or an Entrance Connection Easement Agreement with the City and/or the Toronto Transit Commission, at no cost to the City and/or Toronto Transit Commission, regarding the below-grade Toronto Transit Commission Entrance Connection, which shall include the required maintenance, licensing permissions, any required letters of credit prior to the construction for a period of time as specified in the agreement, insurance, indemnity and any necessary provisions, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Real Estate Services, the Toronto Transit Commission, and with such agreement(s) entered into, executed and registered on title satisfactory to the City Solicitor and subject to the following:

 

a. that the owner shall be responsible for all costs relating to the preparation, execution registration of the Tunnel Encroachment Agreement and/or the Entrance Connection Easement Agreement, including without limiting the generality of the foregoing: (i) a Toronto Transit Commission Entrance Connection Fee as determined by the Toronto Transit Commission, (ii) the costs for providing any surveys or reference plans that may be required by the City and/or the Toronto Transit Commission and (iii) all the registration costs relating to the registration of such agreements on title to lands owned by the owner in first priority subject to such permitted encumbrances as may be permitted by the City; and,

 

b. that the owner satisfy any required pre-conditions and post-conditions, including any agreements, easements, maintenance arrangements, and fees of the Toronto Transit Commission and the City in relation to the Toronto Transit Commission Entrance Connection, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Toronto Transit Commission, and the City Solicitor, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning. 

 

43. City Council require that the owner convey to the City, for nominal consideration and at no cost to the City or the Toronto Transit Commission, licences and/or public access easements, as may be required for public use of the proposed below-grade Toronto Transit Commission entrance connection, including any space internal to the building as required to access the below-grade Toronto Transit Commission entrance connection to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

 

44. City Council require that, prior to the earlier of any residential use and the registration of any component of the development under the Condominium Act, within Phase 5 (Building C) in the Draft Phasing Plan, the owner will construct the plaza area, which includes the plaza at the northeast corner of the Project lands and the two pedestrian mews on the north and south sides of the Kent School connecting between Dufferin Street (the “POPS Areas”) and the private street, and subject to the following:

 

a. the owner shall convey a surface easement to the City, including support rights, at no cost to the City, for public access over the POPS Areas and private street, where the owner shall operate, maintain, and repair the POPS Areas and the private street, at its own expense, and the public shall be entitled to use the POPS Areas and private street at all times of the day and night, 365 days of the year, unless otherwise reduced times are authorized by the City;

 

b. the details of terms and conditions relating to the POPS Areas and private street, including indemnity and insurance requirements will be included in the Section 37 Agreement;

 

c. the plaza area POPS shall be a minimum size 150 square metres;

 

d. the north pedestrian mews POPS Areas shall be a minimum width of 9.5 metres and the south pedestrian mews POPS Areas shall be a minimum width of 6.1 metres, and exclusive of any architectural features such as overhangs, canopies, building entry stairs, accessible entrances, landscaping, bicycle parking areas and outdoor play areas which may encroach;

 

e. the private street, connecting Bloor Street West to Croatia Street shall be a minimum width 20.0 metres as shown on the Plans, including the activity zone, landscaping, bicycle parking areas and sidewalks; and,

 

f. the specific configuration and design of the private street and the POPS Areas shall be determined in the context of a Site Plan Approval application pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, and secured in a Site Plan Agreement with the City, including any require signage relating to public access, satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

45. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director to ensure that the following built form parameters are secured in the proposed Zoning By-law, in particular:

 

a. Building A shall be a maximum of 11 storeys and a maximum building height of 43.5 metres, inclusive of a mechanical and amenity penthouse;

 

b. Building B East shall be a maximum of 37 storeys and a maximum building height of 123.9 metres, plus a mechanical penthouse;

 

c. Building B West shall be a maximum of 34 storeys and a maximum building height of 114.9 metres, plus a mechanical penthouse;

 

d. Building C shall be a maximum of 32 storeys and a maximum building height of 108.1 metres, plus a mechanical penthouse;

 

e. Building D shall be a maximum of 19 storeys and a maximum building height of  62.1 metres, plus a mechanical penthouse;

 

f. Building E shall be a maximum of 22 storeys and a maximum building height of  76.2 metres, plus a mechanical penthouse;

 

g. Building F shall be a maximum of 8 storeys and a maximum building height of 27.0 metres, plus a mechanical penthouse; and,

 

h. the requirement to provide a minimum of 20 percent of the total residential units as 2-bedroom units, and a minimum of 11 percent of the total residential units as 3-bedroom units to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning; and,

 

i. the requirement to provide a minimum of 1.3 square metres of outdoor amenity space per unit, and a minimum of 1.5 square metres of indoor amenity space per unit for all market units to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

46. City Council authorize and direct the City Solicitor to request that the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal withhold its Order respecting the approval of the Zoning By-law Amendment until such a time as:

 

a. the proposed Official Plan Amendment has come into force prior to, or will come into force concurrently with, the proposed Zoning by-law Amendment for the property in a form and content satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the City Solicitor;

 

b. the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment for the property are in a content and form satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the City Solicitor;

 

c. the owner has provided a final form of Phasing Plan, in a content and form acceptable to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services, the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, the Toronto Transit Commission, the Director, Children's Services, the Director, Housing Secretariat, Director, Real Estate Services, and the City Solicitor;

 

d. the owner has, at its sole expense:

 

i. submitted a revised Functional Servicing Report, together with supporting documentation, including confirmation of water and fire flow, sanitary and storm water capacity, Stormwater Management Report and Hydrogeological Report to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, in consultation with the General Manager, Toronto Water;

 

ii. confirmed that the implementation of the Engineering Reports that are accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services either do not require changes to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment or any such required changes have been made to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the City Solicitor and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;

 

iii. filed a complete revised Draft Plan of Subdivision application to the City, including updated plans, drawings, reports and studies in support of the same, which reflect the revised proposal for circulation and comment by all applicable divisions, agencies and boards, both internal and external, to the City, the circulation of the Draft Plan of Subdivision shall have been completed and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, shall be satisfied with the Draft Plan of subdivision, and shall have prepared draft plan approval conditions in acceptable form for approval of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, as applicable; and,

 

iv. to secure the design and the provision of financial securities for any upgrades or required improvements to the existing municipal infrastructure and/or new municipal infrastructure identified in the accepted Engineering Reports to support the development, to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, and such upgrades or improvements shall have been secured at the discretion of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services in the Section 37 Agreement and/or in a Subdivision Agreement with the City. 

 

e. arrangements are in place to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, for the construction and City acquisition of that portion of the proposed public street located outside of the property, including, if necessary, use of the Consent Application B0087/19TEY;

 

f. the owner has entered into a Section 37 agreement with the City that has been executed, and registered on title to the property all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor securing the owner's Section 37 contributions identified in Recommendations 11 and 12 above and the matters agreed to and/or required in support of the development of the property as identified in Recommendations 4 to 10, and 13 to 46.a.-e. above, in addition to the following matters below:

 

i. the requirement of the owner to enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the City for the property at 980 Dufferin Street (Kent School) in a form and content, including the requirement for a conservation plan, satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning and registered on title in a manner satisfactory to the City Solicitor;

           

ii. the requirement of the owner to provide, prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit for any portion of the property, a Commemoration Plan for the Bloor Collegiate Institute building that includes, among other matters, retention of portions of the of the façade of the Bloor Collegiate Institute building at 1141 Bloor Street West, and the dismantling, relocation, and reconstruction of other portions of Bloor Collegiate and/or the Timothy Eaton Embroidery Factory building in a content and form satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning;

 

iii. that the owner construct and maintain the development of the property in accordance with Tier 1 performance measures of the Toronto Green Standard, and the owner aim to achieve Toronto Green Standard, Tier 2 or higher;

 

iv. that the owner submit a wind study, including the required wind tunnel test, prior to the issuance of final Site Plan Approval, and implement any mitigation measures identified in the analysis to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning; and,

 

v. mechanisms to ensure coordination of the entirety of the new public street and services contemplated through the Draft Plan of Subdivision in a form satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

47. City Council authorize and delegate the authority of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, and in the context of the Draft Plan of Subdivision, to make final determinations as to any modifications required relating to the timing, phasing, and implementation of municipal infrastructure and municipal services to be provided to the City, including the right of way widening that will form part of the new public street referred to in Recommendation 10 above, and for securing the same pursuant to Section 37 Agreement and/or a Subdivision Agreement, with such determination to include the timing for entering into any Subdivision Agreement as well as timing for registration of the plan of subdivision.

 

48. City Council authorize that in the event that there are any land conveyances related to City to be obtained that are not otherwise captured under the Section 37 Agreement, a Site Plan Agreement, Consent Agreement or a Subdivision Agreement, then the Director, Real Estate Services be authorized to execute any and all documents in relation to such matters, subject to the terms and conditions set out therein, and the City Solicitor be authorized to complete the transaction contemplated by the land conveyances, including amending the closing, due diligence and other dates, and amending and waiving terms and conditions, on such terms as the City Solicitor considers reasonable.

 

49. City Council authorize and direct City Officials to take the necessary steps to implement the recommendations above, including execution of the Section 37 Agreement and any other necessary agreement(s).

Origin
(November 25, 2019) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application proposes a large-scale, mixed-use redevelopment of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) land, located at the southwest corner of Bloor Street West and Dufferin Street, municipally known as 1141 Bloor Street West, 980 Dufferin Street, and 90 Croatia Street. The application proposes:

 

- 6 buildings ranging in height from 8 to 37 storeys;


- a new City-owned affordable rental residential building;
 

- a City-owned Community Hub, inclusive of a City-owned childcare centre;
 

- a new public park;
 

- a below-grade connection to the Dufferin Subway Station;
 

- a new north-south public street and a new north-south private street providing

connections from Bloor Street West south to Croatia Street;
 

- two east-west pedestrian pathways from Dufferin Street into the interior of the site;
 

- a privately-owned publically accessible space (POPS) at the corner of Bloor Street West and Dufferin Street;
 

- the heritage conservation and designation of the Kent School building at 980 Dufferin Street; and, the commemoration of the Bloor Collegiate Institute building generally at 1141 Bloor Street West.


An application to amend the Official Plan and the former City of Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86, along with a Draft Plan of Subdivision application, was submitted to the City for review on September 22, 2017. An associated Site Plan Control application was subsequently submitted on April 26, 2018. City Planning staff were not supportive of the initial proposal, broadly identifying concerns of overdevelopment of the sight resulting from excessive heights, and concern of the proposal's lack of fit within, and transition to, the low-scaled surrounding residential and commercial context.

 

The applicant appealed the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application and the related Draft Pan of Subdivision and Site Plan Control applications to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal on March 26, 2018, citing the City's failure to issue a decision within the time prescribed by the Planning Act.

 

This report reviews the revised application, and requests that City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate City Staff to attend the LPAT in support of the revised submission, dated November 13, 2019, proposing to amend the Official Plan and the Zoning By-law. The revised application proposes a transit-oriented mixed-use development on the Toronto District School Board lands which currently contains a public high school. The revised application proposes a built form that transitions well to the surrounding context, new connections that will knit this property back into the existing fabric of the surrounding neighbourhood, and along with public city-building components, will create a complete community, and a new focal point in the Bloor and Dufferin neighbourhood. 

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 26, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 1141 Bloor Street West, 980 Dufferin Street, and 90 Croatia Street - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment - Request for Directions Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140541.pdf)

(November 15, 2019) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 1141 Bloor Street West, 980 Dufferin Street, and 90 Croatia Street - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Application - Request for Directions Report - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140159.pdf)

Speakers

Bill Bryck
Erella Ganon
Lynn Cepin
Sean Meagher
Emily Paradis
Kim Kovar
Barry Green

Communications (Community Council)
(December 2, 2019) E-mail from Mary Alton (TE.Supp.TE11.5.1)
(December 2, 2019) Letter from Maureen Fair (TE.Supp.TE11.5.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-99465.pdf)

(December 2, 2019) Letter from Jacqueline Larson (TE.Supp.TE11.5.3)

TE11.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 9 

Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, Inclusion on the Heritage Register, Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 90 Croatia Street - 980 Dufferin Street
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council include the property at 90 Croatia Street (980 Dufferin Street) on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register.

 

2. City Council state its intention to designate the property at 90 Croatia Street (980 Dufferin Street) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 90 Croatia Street (980 Dufferin Street) (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 4 to the report (November 14, 2019) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

3. If there are no objections to the designations in accordance with Section 29(6) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the bills in Council designating the property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

4. If there are objections in accordance with Section 29(7) of 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 on the designation of the property.

 

6. City Council approve the alterations to the heritage property at 90 Croatia Street (980 Dufferin Street), specifically Kent Pubic School, in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act to allow for the construction of a multi-building development complex with alterations to the heritage building in conjunction with an appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal for the requested amendments to the Zoning By-law and Official Plan for the lands municipally known as 90 Croatia Street, 980 Dufferin Street and 1141 Bloor Street (collectively the “Lands”) comprised of the revised plans and drawings prepared by Hariri Pontarini Architects dated November 13, 2019 and the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by ERA Architects Inc. dated November 1, 2019 both on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning, all subject to and in accordance with a Conservation Plan satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning and subject to the following additional conditions:

 

a. Prior to issuance of an Local Planning Appeal Tribunal order for the Zoning By-law Amendment for the Lands, the owner shall:

 

1. Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the City for the property at 90 Croatia Street (980 Dufferin Street) substantially in accordance with plans and drawings prepared by Hariri Pontarini Architects dated November 13, 2019, and the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) prepared by ERA Architects Inc. dated November 1, 2019, subject to and in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 6.a.2. below, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning including execution of such agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor; and

 

2. The owner shall provide a detailed Conservation Plan prepared by a qualified heritage consultant that is substantially in accordance with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for the Lands dated November 1, 2019, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

b. Prior to Final Site Plan approval in connection with the Zoning By-law and Official Plan Amendment for the Lands, or any part of the Lands, the owner shall:

 

1. Provide final site plan drawings including drawings related to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 6.a.2. above to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning;

 

2. Provide an Interpretation Plan for the subject properties to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning;

 

3. Provide a Heritage Lighting Plan that describes how the heritage property will be sensitively illuminated to enhance its heritage character to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning; and

 

4. Provide a detailed Landscape Plan for the subject property satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

c. Prior to the issuance of any permit for all, or any part of the Lands, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage buildings as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the owner shall:

 

1. Obtain final approval for the necessary Zoning By-law and Official Plan amendments required for the alterations to the Lands, where such amendments to have been approved by City Council and by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Order and such amendments  have come into effect in a form and with content acceptable to the City; 

 

2. Provide building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 6.a.2. above including a description of materials and finishes, to be prepared by the project architect and a qualified heritage consultant to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning; and

 

3. Provide a Letter of Credit, including provision for upwards indexing in a form and amount and from a bank satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan, Heritage Lighting Plan, Landscape Plan, and Interpretation Plan.

 

d. That prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Recommendation 6.c.3. above the owner shall:

 

1. Provide a letter of substantial completion prepared and signed by a qualified heritage consultant confirming that the required conservation, lighting, interpretation and landscape work has been completed in accordance with the relevant approved plans and that an appropriate standard of conservation has been maintained, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning;

 

2. Provide replacement Heritage Easement Agreement photographs to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning;

 

7. City Council authorize the entering into of a Heritage Easement Agreement under Section 37 of the Ontario Heritage Act with the owner of the property at 90 Croatia Street (980 Dufferin Street) in a form and with content satisfactory to the City Solicitor and Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

8. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bill in City Council authorizing the entering into of a Heritage Easement Agreement for the property at 90 Croatia Street (980 Dufferin Street).

Origin
(November 14, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate 90 Croatia Street (980 Dufferin Street), formerly known as the Kent School, under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and give authority to enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement for this property. This report also recommends that City Council approve the alterations proposed for the property at 90 Croatia Street (980 Dufferin Street) in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act to allow for the construction of a multi-building development complex on the site as per the revised plans and drawings submitted to the City in conjunction with an appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal ("LPAT") and the subsequent mediation of the application to amend the Zoning By-law and Official Plan.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 14, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, Inclusion on the Heritage Register, Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 90 Croatia Street (980 Dufferin Street)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140629.pdf)

(November 18, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, Inclusion on the Heritage Register, Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 90 Croatia Street - 980 Dufferin Street - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140261.pdf)


6a Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, Inclusion on the Heritage Register, Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 90 Croatia Street - 980 Dufferin Street
Origin
(December 2, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate 90 Croatia Street -

980 Dufferin Street, formerly known as the Kent School, under Part IV, Section 29 of the

Ontario Heritage Act and give authority to enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement for this

property. This report also recommends that City Council approve the alterations proposed for

the property at 90 Croatia Street - 980 Dufferin Street - in accordance with Section 33 of the

Ontario Heritage Act to allow for the construction of a multi-building development complex on the site as per the revised plans and drawings submitted to the City in conjunction with an appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal ("LPAT") and the subsequent mediation of the

application to amend the Zoning By-law and Official Plan.

 

Background Information

(November 14, 2019) Report and attachments 1-5 from the Senior Manager, Heritage

Preservation Services - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, Inclusion on the Heritage Register, Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 90 Croatia Street - 980 Dufferin Street (http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-140265.pdf)

 

Speakers

Douglas De Gannes

Julie Tyndorf

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 2, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, Inclusion on the Heritage Register, Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 90 Croatia Street - 980 Dufferin Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140828.pdf)


TE11.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 445, 447, 449, 451 and 453 Adelaide Street West
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council state its intention to designate the property at 445 Adelaide Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 445Adelaide Street West (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 3 to the report (November 25, 2019) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. City Council state its intention to designate the property at 447 Adelaide Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 447 Adelaide Street West (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 4 to the report (November 25, 2019) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

3. City Council state its intention to designate the property at 449 Adelaide Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 449 Adelaide Street West (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 4 to the report (November 25, 2019) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

4. City Council state its intention to designate the property at 451 Adelaide Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 451 Adelaide Street West (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 4 to the report (November 25, 2019) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

5. City Council state its intention to designate the property at 453 Adelaide Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 453 Adelaide Street West (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 4 to the report (November 25, 2019) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

6. If there are no objections to the designations, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the bills in Council designating the properties under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

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

 

8. If the designations are 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 on the designation of the properties.

Origin
(November 25, 2019) Report from Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the heritage properties at 445, 447, 449, 451 and 453 Adelaide Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.  City Council listed the properties on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register in 2017.  The property at 445 Adelaide Street West contains a detached house form building dating to 1880, while the adjoining group of four-part row houses at 447-453 Adelaide Street West were completed in 1904.

 

The properties at 445, 447, 449, 451 and 453 Adelaide Street West are identified as a contributing heritage properties in the King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District (HCD), which was adopted by City Council in October, 2017 and is currently under appeal.

 

Following research and evaluation, it has been determined that the properties at 445, 447, 449, 451 and 453 Adelaide Street West meet Ontario Regulation 9/06, the criteria prescribed for municipal designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for their design, associative and contextual value.

 

The properties at 445, 447, 449 and 451 Adelaide Street West are the subject of a development application that is under appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).  The proposed redevelopment of the site proposes the demolition of the listed heritage buildings. 

 

The property at 453 Adelaide Street West is not part of the proposed development, but it forms the west end of the four-unit row houses at 447-453 Adelaide Street West that share a continuous parapet with decorative detailing along the principal (north) elevation.

 

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.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 25, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 445, 447, 449, 451 and 453 Adelaide Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140749.pdf)

(November 18, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 445, 447, 449 and 451 Adelaide Street West - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140258.pdf)


7a Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 445, 447, 449 and 451 Adelaide Street West
Origin
(December 2, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the heritage properties at 445, 447, 449, 451 and 453 Adelaide Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act. City Council listed the properties on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register in 2017. The property at 445 Adelaide Street West contains a detached house form building dating to 1880, while the adjoining group of four-part row houses at 447-453 Adelaide StreetWest were completed in 1904.

 

The properties at 445, 447, 449, 451 and 453 Adelaide Street West are identified as a

contributing heritage properties in the King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District (HCD),

which was adopted by City Council in October, 2017 and is currently under appeal.

 

Following research and evaluation, it has been determined that the properties at 445, 447, 449, 451 and 453 Adelaide Street West meet Ontario Regulation 9/06, the criteria prescribed for municipal designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for their design, associative and contextual value.

 

The properties at 445, 447, 449 and 451 Adelaide Street West are the subject of a development application that is under appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). The proposed redevelopment of the site proposes the demolition of the listed heritage buildings.

 

The property at 453 Adelaide Street West is not part of the proposed development, but it forms the west end of the four-unit row houses at 447-453 Adelaide Street West that share a

continuous parapet with decorative detailing along the principal (north) elevation.

 

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.

 

Background Information

(November 25, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Senior Manager, Heritage

Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning - Intention to Designate under Part IV,

Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 445, 447, 449, 451 and 453 Adelaide Street West

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-140752.pdf)

(November 18, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services -

Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 445, 447, 449

and 451 Adelaide Street West - Notice of Pending Report

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-140248.pdf)

 

Communications

(November 29, 2019) Letter from Kim M. Kovar (PB.Supp.PB12.5.1)

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/pb/comm/communicationfile-99426.pdf)

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 2, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 445, 447, 449 and 451 Adelaide Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140812.pdf)


TE11.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 38 Camden Street
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council state its intention to designate the property at 38 Camden Street (with the entrance address of 40 Camden Street) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 38 Camden Street (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 3 to the report (November 7, 2019) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. If there are no objections to the designation, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the bill in Council designating the property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

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

 

4. 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 on the designation of the property.

Origin
(November 7, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the heritage property at 38 Camden Street (with the entrance address of 40 Camden Street) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.  City Council listed the property on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register in 2017.  It contains a two-storey commercial building dating to 1952, which is part of a collection of extant heritage properties developed in the post-World War II era on Camden Street in the King-Spadina neighbourhood.

 

The property at 38 Camden Street is identified as a contributing heritage property in the King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District (HCD), which was adopted by City Council in October 2017 and is currently under appeal.

 

Following research and evaluation, it has been determined that the property at 38 Camden Street 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.

 

The property at 38 Camden Street is the subject of a development application that is under appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).  The proposed redevelopment of the site proposes the demolition of the listed heritage building. 

 

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.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 7, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 38 Camden Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140188.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(December 2, 2019) Letter from Michael McClelland (TE.Supp.TE11.8.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-99469.pdf)


8a Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 38 Camden Street
Origin
(November 12, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the heritage propertyat 38 Camden Street (with the entrance address of 40 Camden Street) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act. City Council listed the property on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register in 2017. It contains a two-storey commercial building dating to 1952, which is part of 2019-11-12 Decisions - Toronto Preservation Board Page 1 of 2 a collection of extant heritage properties developed in the post-World War II era on Camden

Street in the King-Spadina neighbourhood.

 

The property at 38 Camden Street is identified as a contributing heritage property in the King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District (HCD), which was adopted by City Council in October2017 and is currently under appeal.

 

Following research and evaluation, it has been determined that the property at 38 Camden Street 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.

 

The property at 38 Camden Street is the subject of a development application that is under

appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). The proposed redevelopment of the site proposes the demolition of the listed heritage building.

 

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.

 

Background Information

(November 7, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Senior Manager, Heritage

Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning - Intention to Designate under Part IV,

Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 38 Camden Street

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-139821.pdf)

(October 30, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City

Planning - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 38

Camden Street - Notice of Pending Report

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-139594.pdf)

 

Communications

(November 12, 2019) E-mail from Julie Tyndorf (PB.Supp.PB11.9.1)

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 12, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 38 Camden Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140289.pdf)


TE11.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Alterations to Heritage Properties, Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement and Designation Under Part IV, Section 29, of the Ontario Heritage Act - 301 (303), 305 (309, 311), 315 and 319 King Street West
To be considered with Item CC13.8
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council submits the item to City Council without recommendation.

Origin
(October 29, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council approved the proposed alterations to the heritage properties at 301 (303), 305 (309, 311), 315 and 319 King Street West in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act to allow for the construction of a 50-storey tower on the site as per the with-prejudice revised proposal submitted to the City in conjunction with an appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) regarding an application for a Zoning By-law amendment to permit a 50-storey mixed-use building on the subject properties.

 

This report also recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the listed heritage property at 305 (309, 311) King Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and to give authority to enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement for all the subject properties.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 29, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-6 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning - Alterations to Heritage Properties, Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement and Designation Under Part IV, Section 29, of the Ontario Heritage Act - 301 (303), 305 (309, 311), 315 and 319 King Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140177.pdf)

Speakers

Philip Goldsmith
Annik Forristal

Communications (Community Council)
(November 14, 2019) Letter from Sandra Shaul, Chair, Toronto Preservation Board (TE.Main.TE11.9.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-99295.pdf)

(December 2, 2019) Letter from Mary Flynn-Guglietti (TE.Supp.TE11.9.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-99466.pdf)


9a Alterations to Heritage Properties, Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement and Designation Under Part IV, Section 29, of the Ontario Heritage Act - 301 (303), 305 (309, 311), 315 and 319 King Street West
Origin
(November 12, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

This report recommends that City Council approved the proposed alterations to the heritage

properties at 301 (303), 305 (309, 311), 315 and 319 King Street West in accordance with

Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act to allow for the construction of a 50-storey tower on the site as per the with-prejudice revised proposal submitted to the City in conjunction with an appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) regarding an application for a Zoning By-law amendment to permit a 50-storey mixed-use building on the subject properties.

 

This report also recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the listed heritage property at 305 (309, 311) King Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and to give authority to enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement for all the subject properties.

 

Background Information

(October 29, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-6 from the Senior Manager, Heritage

Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning - Alterations to Heritage Properties,

Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement and Designation Under Part IV,

Section 29, of the Ontario Heritage Act - 301 (303), 305 (309, 311), 315 and 319 King Street

West

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-139757.pdf)

(October 29, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban

Design, City Planning - Alterations to Heritage Properties, Authority to Enter into a Heritage

Easement Agreement and Designation Under Part IV, Section 29, of the Ontario Heritage Act - 301 (303), 305 (309, 311), 315 and 319 King Street West - Notice of Pending Report

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-139600.pdf)

 

Speakers

(November 8, 2019) Philip Goldsmith

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 12, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Alterations to Heritage Properties, Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement and Designation Under Part IV, Section 29, of the Ontario Heritage Act - 301 (303), 305 (309, 311), 315 and 319 King Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140292.pdf)


TE11.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Inclusion on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register - 55-73 and 79-87 Niagara Street and Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 61-69 Niagara Street
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:  

 

1. City Council include the following 15 properties on the south side of Niagara Street on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register, in accordance with the Statement of Significance (Reasons for Inclusion): 55-73 and 79-87 Niagara Street attached as Attachment 3 to the report (November 4, 2019) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning:

 

55 Niagara Street

57 Niagara Street

59 Niagara Street

61 Niagara Street

63 Niagara Street

65 Niagara Street

67 Niagara Street

69 Niagara Street

71 Niagara Street

73 Niagara Street

79 Niagara Street

81 Niagara Street

83 Niagara Street

85 Niagara Street

87 Niagara Street

 

2. City Council state its intention to designate the following 5 properties under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance (Reasons for Designation): 61-69 Niagara Street attached as Attachment 4 to the report (November 4, 2019) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning:  

 

61 Niagara Street 

63 Niagara Street

65 Niagara Street

67 Niagara Street

69 Niagara Street

 

3. If there are no objections to the designation, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the bill in Council designating the properties under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

4. If there are objections 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 on the designation of the property.

Origin
(November 4, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council include the properties at 55-73 and 79-87 Niagara Street on the City of Toronto Heritage Register and state its intention to designate the properties at 61-69 Niagara Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for their cultural heritage value. This row of fifteen properties, completed together in 1885-1886, contains two-storey, Victorian-era brick row houses located on the south side of Niagara Street between Tecumseth Street and Bathurst Street in the South Niagara District neighbourhood. 

 

City staff previously identified the fifteen subject properties have already been identified as a collection of buildings having potential cultural heritage value in the South Niagara Planning Strategy adopted by City Council in August 2014.

 

Following further research and evaluation, it has been determined that each of the 15 identified properties at 55-73 and 79-87 Niagara Street meet Ontario Regulation 9/06, the criteria prescribed for municipal designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, which the City of Toronto also applies when evaluating properties for its Heritage Register. 

 

Around the time that the South Niagara Planning Strategy was underway, the owners of 61, 63, 65, 67 and 69 Niagara Street nominated their properties for Part IV Designation under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act. Since then, the owners reiterated their interest in protecting their properties at 61, 63, 65, 67 and 69 Niagara Street and hired a heritage consultant to prepare a Cultural Heritage Evaluation Report recommending the properties have cultural heritage value. Recently, the owner sold his property at 67 Niagara Street, however, the purchaser acknowledged the likelihood of future designation of the property.

 

Properties on the Heritage Register will be conserved and maintained in accordance with the Official Plan Heritage Policies.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 4, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning - Inclusion on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register - 55-73 and 79-87 Niagara Street and Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 61-69 Niagara Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140178.pdf)

Speakers

David Kendall


10a Inclusion on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register - 55-73 and 79-87 Niagara Street and Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 61-69 Niagara Street
Origin
(November 12, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

This report recommends that City Council include the properties at 55-73 and 79-87 Niagara

Street on the City of Toronto Heritage Register and state its intention to designate the

properties at 61-69 Niagara Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for

their cultural heritage value. This row of fifteen properties, completed together in 1885-1886,

contains two-storey, Victorian-era brick row houses located on the south side of Niagara Street

between Tecumseth Street and Bathurst Street in the South Niagara District neighbourhood.

City staff previously identified the fifteen subject properties have already been identified as a

collection of buildings having potential cultural heritage value in the South Niagara Planning

Strategy adopted by City Council in August 2014.

 

Following further research and evaluation, it has been determined that each of the 15 identified

properties at 55-73 and 79-87 Niagara Street meet Ontario Regulation 9/06, the criteria

prescribed for municipal designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act,

which the City of Toronto also applies when evaluating properties for its Heritage Register.

Around the time that the South Niagara Planning Strategy was underway, the owners of 61, 63,

65, 67 and 69 Niagara Street nominated their properties for Part IV Designation under Section

29 of the Ontario Heritage Act. Since then, the owners reiterated their interest in protecting

their properties at 61, 63, 65, 67 and 69 Niagara Street and hired a heritage consultant to

prepare a Cultural Heritage Evaluation Report recommending the properties have cultural

heritage value. Recently, the owner sold his property at 67 Niagara Street, however, the

purchaser acknowledged the likelihood of future designation of the property.

Properties on the Heritage Register will be conserved and maintained in accordance with the

Official Plan Heritage Policies.

 

Background Information

(November 4, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Senior Manager, Heritage

Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning - Inclusion on the City of Toronto's

Heritage Register - 55-73 and 79-87 Niagara Street and Intention to Designate under Part IV,

Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 61-69 Niagara Street

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-139809.pdf)

(October 29, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City

Planning - Inclusion on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register - 55-73 and 79-87 Niagara

Street and Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 61-69 Niagara Street

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-139606.pdf)

 

Communications

(November 8, 2019) E-mail from Patrisha Robertson (PB.Supp.PB.11.6.1)

(November 8, 2019) E-mail from Patrisha Robertson (PB.Supp.PB11.6.2)

 

Speakers

David Kendall

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 12, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Inclusion on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register - 55-73 and 79-87 Niagara Street and Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 61-69 Niagara Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140288.pdf)


TE11.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Alterations to Heritage Properties at 89 - 109 Niagara Street and Authority to Amend the Existing Heritage Easement Agreement at 89- 109 Niagara Street
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the alterations to the heritage properties at 89 - 109 Niagara Street in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, to allow for alterations to the heritage properties on the lands known municipally as 89 - 109 Niagara Street, with such alterations substantially in accordance with plans and drawings prepared by Core Architects Inc., dated July 31, 2019, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning and the Heritage Impact Assessment, dated July 29, 2019, prepared by Philip Goldsmith, Architect, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning all subject to and in accordance with a Conservation Plan satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning and subject to the following additional conditions:

 

a. That the related site specific Zoning By-law Amendment giving rise to the proposed alterations has been enacted by City Council and has come into full force and effect in a form and with content acceptable to City Council, and any required minor variances have been approved by the Committee of Adjustment as the case may be, as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning;

 

b. That prior to final Site Plan approval, for the development contemplated for 89 - 109 Niagara Street, the owner shall:

 

1. Amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement, registered on the title for the heritage property at 89 - 109 Niagara Street, Instrument No. AT3953795 dated July 22, 2015, substantially in accordance with plans and drawings prepared by Core Architects Inc., dated July 31, 2019, submitted with the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by Philip Goldsmith, Architect, dated July 29, 2019, subject to and in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.b.2. above, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. Provide a detailed Conservation Plan prepared by a qualified heritage consultant that is substantially in accordance with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for 89 - 109 Niagara Street, prepared by Philip Goldsmith, dated July 29, 2019, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

3. Enter into and register on the properties at 89 - 109 Niagara Street one or more agreements with the City pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, all to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, with such facilities, services and matters to be set forth in the related site specific Zoning By-law Amendment, and any required minor variances, giving rise to the proposed alterations, including amongst other matters, securing the final project specifications, preparation and thereafter the implementation of a Heritage Lighting Plan, a Signage Plan, an Interpretation Plan and requiring a letter of credit to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan and approved Interpretation Plan, including provision for upwards indexing, all to the satisfaction of  the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

4. Provide final site plan drawings substantially in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.b.2. above to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

5. Provide a Heritage Lighting Plan that describes how the exterior of the heritage properties will be sensitively illuminated to enhance their heritage character to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning;

 

6. Provide an Interpretation Plan for the subject properties, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning;

 

7. Provide a detailed Landscape Plan for the subject property satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

c. That prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the properties at 89 - 109 Niagara Street, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage building as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning, the owner shall:

 

1. Have obtained final approval for the necessary Zoning By-law Amendment or minor variances required for the subject property, such Amendment or minor variances to have come into full force and effect;

 

2. Provide building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.b.2. above, including a description of materials and finishes, to be prepared by the project architect and a qualified heritage consultant to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning;

 

3. Provide a Letter of Credit, including provision for upwards indexing, in a form and amount and from a bank satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan, and approved Interpretation Plan;

 

4. Provide full documentation of the existing heritage properties at 89 - 109 Niagara Street, including two (2) printed sets of archival quality 8” x 10” colour photographs with borders in a glossy or semi-gloss finish and one (1) digital set on a CD in tiff format and 600 dpi resolution keyed to a location map, elevations and measured drawings, and copies of all existing interior floor plans and original drawings as may be available, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

d. That prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Recommendation 1.c.3. above, the owner shall:

 

1. Provide a letter of substantial completion prepared and signed by a qualified heritage consultant confirming that the required conservation work and the required interpretive work has been completed in accordance with the Conservation Plan and Interpretation Plan and that an appropriate standard of conservation has been maintained, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning;

 

2. Provide replacement Heritage Easement Agreement photographs to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

Origin
(October 25, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve the proposed alterations for the heritage properties at 89 - 109 Niagara Street, in connection with the proposed redevelopment of the site per the application for Site Plan Approval.

 

This report also recommends that City Council give authority to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement (HEA) for the properties at 89 - 109 Niagara Street which are designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

A Zoning Amendment Application was submitted in March 2012 which proposed a similar scale project to that which is currently proposed. It involved the conservation of the building massing of the heritage properties and added two new buildings at the south portion of the site of 12 and 14 stories respectively. The application and subsequently executed HEA proposed substantively whole building conservation with minimal changes to the heritage buildings both externally and internally.

Since that time, the Site Plan has been submitted and the Conservation Strategy for the project revised. The major difference between the previous and revised proposal is that the current strategy removes the interior of the heritage properties. All four existing buildings will be conserved with their visible facades entirely retained in situ.  A fourth floor is proposed at 95-97 Niagara Street, as in the previous approved proposal, however the new floor now includes a contemporary design. A fifth floor will be added to the group of three buildings from 95-109 Niagara Street (89-91 Niagara Street is already a 5-storey building having had a late 19th century fifth floor added).

 

The conservation strategy will not significantly impact the three dimensional form of the buildings as viewed from the public realm. Should the alterations to the subject property be approved, staff recommends that the property owner be required to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement at 89-109 Niagara Street in order to ensure the long-term protection of the heritage properties. 

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 25, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning - Alterations to Heritage Properties at 89 - 109 Niagara Street and Authority to Amend the Existing Heritage Easement Agreement at 89- 109 Niagara Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140206.pdf)


11a Alterations to Heritage Properties at 89-109 Niagara Street and Authority to Amend the Existing Heritage Easement Agreement at 89-109 Niagara Street
Origin
(November 12, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve the proposed alterations for the heritage

properties at 89 - 109 Niagara Street, in connection with the proposed redevelopment of the site per the application for Site Plan Approval.

 

This report also recommends that City Council give authority to amend the existing Heritage

Easement Agreement (HEA) for the properties at 89 - 109 Niagara Street which are designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

A Zoning Amendment Application was submitted in March 2012 which proposed a similar

scale project to that which is currently proposed. It involved the conservation of the building

massing of the heritage properties and added two new buildings at the south portion of the site of 12 and 14 stories respectively. The application and subsequently executed HEA proposed substantively whole building conservation with minimal changes to the heritage buildings both externally and internally.

Since that time, the Site Plan has been submitted and the Conservation Strategy for the project revised. The major difference between the previous and revised proposal is that the current strategy removes the interior of the heritage properties. All four existing buildings will be conserved with their visible facades entirely retained in situ. A fourth floor is proposed at 95-97 Niagara Street, as in the previous approved proposal, however the new floor now includes a contemporary design. A fifth floor will be added to the group of three buildings from 95-109 Niagara Street (89-91 Niagara Street is already a 5-storey building having had a late 19th century fifth floor added).

 

The conservation strategy will not significantly impact the three dimensional form of the

buildings as viewed from the public realm. Should the alterations to the subject property be

approved, staff recommends that the property owner be required to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement at 89-109 Niagara Street in order to ensure the long-term protection of the heritage properties.

 

Background Information

(October 25, 2019) Report and Attachments 1 - 4 from the Senior Manager, Heritage

Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning - Alterations to Heritage Properties at 89 - 109 Niagara Street and Authority to Amend the Existing Heritage Easement Agreement at 89 -109 Niagara Street

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-139599.pdf)

 

Speakers

Philip Goldsmith

Victor Closson

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 12, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Alterations to Heritage Properties at 89-109 Niagara Street and Authority to Amend the Existing Heritage Easement Agreement at 89-109 Niagara Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140291.pdf)


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ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 12 

Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property - 276 Forest Hill Road
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:  

 

1. City Council approve the alterations to the heritage building at 276 Forest Hill Road, in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, to allow for the replacement of all windows on lands known municipally as 276 Forest Hill Road, with such alterations substantially in accordance with the plans and drawings prepared by Norwood Windows and Doors, received October 21, and the Condition Assessment document prepared by ERA Architects, dated October 23, 2019 and file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning.

Origin
(October 22, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve the alterations proposed for the heritage property located at 276 Forest Hill Road. The property, known as the Alfred D. Morrow House, contains a two-storey residential building constructed in 1936 by Toronto architects Allward and Gouinlock. The windows in the house are original and are noted as heritage attributes in the designation by-law but are currently in disrepair. The proposal involves the replacement of all of the windows with new double glazed units that include wood frames and sashes that match the dimensions and profiles of the existing. On the front façade true-divided lites would be provided, however on the windows on the sides and rear the new windows would have matching materials, dimensions and profiles but would have simulated divided lites.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 22, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning - Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property - 276 Forest Hill Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140190.pdf)


12a Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property - 276 Forest Hill Road
Origin
(November 12, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve the alterations proposed for the heritage

property located at 276 Forest Hill Road. The property, known as the Alfred D. Morrow House, contains a two-storey residential building constructed in 1936 by Toronto architects Allward and Gouinlock. The windows in the house are original and are noted as heritage attributes in the designation by-law but are currently in disrepair. The proposal involves the replacement of all of the windows with new double glazed units that include wood frames and sashes that match the dimensions and profiles of the existing. On the front façade true-divided lites would be provided, however on the windows on the sides and rear the new windows would have matching materials, dimensions and profiles but would have simulated divided lites.

 

Background Information

(October 22, 2019) Report and Attachments 1 - 5 from the Senior Manager, Heritage

Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning - Alterations to a Designated Heritage

Property - 276 Forest Hill Road

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-139596.pdf)

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 12, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property - 276 Forest Hill Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140293.pdf)


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ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 14 

Amendment of Designating By-law to Correct Legal Description - 440 Unwin Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:  

 

1. City Council state its intention to amend By-law 1144-2019 dated July 26, 2019 designating the property at 440 Unwin Avenue, to correct the legal description.

Origin
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to amend City of Toronto By-law 1144-2019 designating the property at 440 Unwin Avenue under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act to correct the legal description.

 

By-Law 1144-2019 designating the property at 440 Unwin Avenue, which contains the Richard L. Hearn Generating Station, included an incorrect legal description.  The proposed Amendment to the by-law would correct the legal description. This will have no impact on the Statement of Significance (Reasons for Designation) in the original report to City Council recommending the property's designation.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning - Amendment of Designating By-law to Correct Legal Description - 440 Unwin Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140737.pdf)

(November 18, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning - Amendment of Designating By-law - 440 Unwin Avenue - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140260.pdf)


13a Amendment of Designating By-law to Correct Legal Description- 440 Unwin Avenue
Origin
(December 2, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to amend City of Toronto By-law 1144-2019 designating the property at 440 Unwin Avenue under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act to correct the legal description.

 

By-Law 1144-2019 designating the property at 440 Unwin Avenue, which contains the Richard L. Hearn Generating Station, included an incorrect legal description. The proposed

Amendment to the by-law would correct the legal description. This will have no impact on the Statement of Significance (Reasons for Designation) in the original report to City Council

recommending the property's designation.

 

Background Information

(November 27, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning - Amendment of Designating By-law to Correct Legal Description - 440 Unwin Avenue (http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-140736.pdf)

(November 18, 2019) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning - Amendment of Designating By-law - 440 Unwin Avenue - Notice of Pending

Report (http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-140243.pdf)

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 2, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Amendment of Designating By-law to Correct Legal Description- 440 Unwin Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140813.pdf)


TE11.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Application to Remove Five Private Trees - 801 King Street West
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:  

 

1. City Council deny the request for a permit to remove five privately owned trees located at 801 King Street West.

Origin
(November 5, 2019) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

This report requests that City Council deny the request for a permit to remove five privately owned trees located at 801 King Street West. The application indicates the reason for removal is to replant with alternative tree species.

 

The five subject trees are Norway maples measuring 33, 34, 34, 34, and 31 cm in diameter. The Private Tree By-law does not support the removal of these trees as they are healthy and maintainable.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 5, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation - Application to Remove Five Private Trees – 801 King Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140278.pdf)

Speakers

Cristina Martizon

Communications (Community Council)
(November 29, 2019) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (TE.Supp.TE11.14.1)
(December 2, 2019) Multiple Communications from Cristina Martizon (TE.Supp.TE11.14.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/comm/communicationfile-99444.pdf)


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ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 12 

Demolition Application - 535 Vaughan Road
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the application to demolish the existing automotive service station at 535 Vaughan Road pursuant to By-law 3102-95 of the former City of York subject to the owner entering into a beautification agreement with the City containing a beautification plan to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the agreement be registered on title to the lands.

           

2.  City Council authorize City Planning Staff to prepare the agreement in consultation with the Ward Councillor and the owner.

 

3.  City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect to the Recommendations above.

Origin
(November 15, 2019) Report from the Director of Toronto Building
Summary

This property is located in the former City of York and in accordance with By-law No 3102-95 of the former City of York, this demolition permit application is submitted to the Toronto and East York Community Council for consideration and decision to grant or grant with conditions, approval of the demolition permit application, including the requirement for the owner to enter into a beautification agreement prior to the issuance of the demolition permit.

 

Toronto and East York Community Council may impose conditions if any, to be attached to the demolition permit.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 15, 2019) Report and Attachment from the Director of Toronto Building - Demolition Application - 535 Vaughan Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140286.pdf)


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ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 14 

Gerrard-Carlaw Planning Study - Update Report
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council receive the report (November 14, 2019) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District for information.

Origin
(November 14, 2019) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This report provides an update on the Gerrard-Carlaw Planning Study.  It provides information on revised Provincial policies and transit plans, and the impact that these changes in Provincial direction will have on the Study scope, direction and timelines. This report also includes a revised Terms of Reference.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 14, 2019) Report and Attachments 1-3 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Gerrard-Carlaw Planning Study - Update Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140152.pdf)


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ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 13 

363-391 Yonge Street and 3 Gerrard Street East Public Art Plan
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve 363-391 Yonge Street and 3 Gerrard Street East Public Art Plan attached as Attachment 1 to the report (November 12, 2019) from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning.

Origin
(November 12, 2019) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division
Summary

The purpose of this staff report is to seek City Council approval of 363-391 Yonge Street and 3 Gerrard Street East Public Art Plan. The Plan, which is included as Attachment 1 of this report, outlines the method by which the owner will commission public art on a publicly-accessible area of the development site.

 

The Public Art Plan provides a framework and description of the commissioning of public art including: introduction and context; development project description; project team; public art site description; curatorial vision; the art selection process; one-stage invitational competition process; mentorship; the jury; projected budget and preliminary schedule.

 

The attached plan meets the objectives of the City Planning's Percent for Public Art Guidelines and is supported by the Toronto Public Art Commission.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 12, 2019) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division - 363-391 Yonge Street and 3 Gerrard Street East Public Art Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140266.pdf)

(November 12, 2019) Attachment 1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140267.pdf)


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ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 13 

Construction Staging Area Time Extension - 159 Wellesley Street East
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the continuation of the closure of the  south sidewalk and the occupation of a portion of the eastbound curb lane on Wellesley Street East, between Sherbourne Street and a point 49.2 metres west of Sherbourne Street, from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021.

 

2. City Council direct the applicant to continue posting a 24-hour monitored construction hotline number on the hoarding board, which must be prominently placed and legible from 20 metres and on all elevations from the construction site.

 

3. City Council direct the applicant to continue providing and installing public art, including mural artwork, onto every elevation of the hoarding board with adequate spotlighting for night-time illumination, at their sole cost, to the satisfaction of the Ward Councillor.

 

4. City Council direct the applicant to continue sweeping the construction site daily and nightly, or more frequently as needed to be cleared of any construction debris and made safe.

 

5. City Council direct the applicant to continue pressure washing the construction site and adjacent sidewalks and roadways weekly, or more frequently as needed to be cleared of any construction debris and made safe.

 

6. City Council direct the applicant to continue ensuring that the existing sidewalks or the proposed pedestrian walkway have proper lighting to ensure safety and visibility at all times of the day and night.

 

7. City Council direct the applicant to continue consulting and communicating all construction, parking and road occupancy impacts with local business improvement areas and resident associations in advance of any physical road modifications.

 

8. City Council direct the applicant to continue installing appropriate signage and converging mirrors to ensure that pedestrians, cyclists and motorists safety is considered at all times.

 

9. City Council direct that Wellesley Street East be returned to its pre-construction traffic and parking regulations when the project is complete.

Origin
(November 8, 2019) Report from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Wellesley Street East, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Alterra is constructing a 26-storey residential condominium building at 159 Wellesley Street East. The south sidewalk and a portion of the eastbound curb lane on Wellesley Street East are closed to accommodate construction staging operations for the development. City Council previously authorized the subject construction staging area from June 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019.

 

Transportation Services is requesting authorization to extend the duration of the construction staging area on Wellesley Street East for an additional 12 months (i.e. from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021.) in order to complete the construction of the development.

 

The developer has requested an extension of the duration of the construction staging area on Wellesley Street East, as the site has experienced a number of construction delays due to winter weather conditions, discovery of soil contaminants and delayed construction of a cantilevered and elevated platform.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 8, 2019) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services - Construction Staging Area Time Extension - 159 Wellesley Street East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140217.pdf)


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ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 19 

Realignment of Permit Parking Area 9A to Exclude the Development Located at 276-294 Main Street and 144 Stephenson Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:  

 

1. City Council approve the amendment to Schedule B of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 925, Permit Parking, to incorporate a revised map of permit parking area "9A", as attached in Appendix A of the report (November 6, 2019) from the Manager, Permits and Enforcement, Parking, Transportation Services.

Origin
(November 7, 2019) Report from the Manager, Permits and Enforcement, Parking
Summary

Transportation Services is requesting approval from City Council to prohibit the General Manager from accepting applications from residents of, visitors to, and tradespersons at the development property municipally known as 276-294 Main Street and 144 Stephenson Avenue for residential on-street permit parking. 

 

Transportation Services has assessed the realignment of permit parking area 9A and the exclusion of the development property located at 276-294 Main Street and 144 Stephenson Avenue as requested by Toronto and East York Community Council, Item TE3.9, on February 26, 2019. Transportation Services is recommending approval of the exclusion as it will not impact negatively on Main Street and Stephenson Avenue residents.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 7, 2019) Report and Attachment 1 from the Manager, Permits and Enforcement, Parking - Realignment of Permit Parking Area 9A to Exclude the Development Located at 276-294 Main Street and 144 Stephenson Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-140320.pdf)


TE11.35

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19 

Residential On-street Permit Parking - Status Update on the Expansion of On-Street Permit Parking in the Toronto and East York Community Council Area
Communications TE11.35.40 to TE11.35.43 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Schedule B of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 925, Permit Parking, to incorporate the new and revised permit parking areas as illustrated in Attachment A to the report  (November 26, 2019) from the Director, Permits and Enforcement, Transportation Services, as they pertain to Wards 4, 9 and 14.

 

2. City Council exempt the implementation of permit parking on the streets listed in Attachment B to the report (November 26, 2019) from the Director, Permits and Enforcement, Transportation Services, from the requirements of subsection 925-4B of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 925, Permit Parking, including both the petition and polling requirement, until such time as Toronto and East York Community Council considers a request for implementation of permit parking at that location, as they pertain to Wards 4, 9 and 14.

 

3.  City Council exempt the streets listed in Attachment C to the report (November 26, 2019) from the Director, Permits and Enforcement, Transportation