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City Council


Meeting No. 37   Contact Marilyn Toft, Manager
Meeting Date Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Friday, November 12, 2021
  Phone 416-392-7032
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail councilmeeting@toronto.ca
Location Video Conference
     


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These measures are necessary to comply with public health guidelines and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

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November 4, 2021.

 

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Routine Matters - Meeting 37
RM37.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Call to Order
City Council will consider the following items at specific times:

On Tuesday, November 9:

Summary

- O Canada

- Moment of Silence

Background Information
Condolence Motion for Valdemar and Fatima Avila
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-173342.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Jason Doyle
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-173343.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Robyn Israel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-173344.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Edward Leman
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-173345.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Christine Ralphs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-173346.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Jean Elizabeth Rider
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-173347.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Faye Schulman
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-173348.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Peter Soumalias
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-173349.pdf)


RM37.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Confirmation of Minutes
Summary

City Council will confirm the Minutes from the regular meeting held on October 1 and 4, 2021.


RM37.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Introduction of Committee Reports and New Business from City Officials
Summary

Deferred Items:

 

Item NY26.2

Item TE23.10

Item TE23.21 

 

Other Deferred Matter:

 

Item DM37.1

 

Report of the Executive Committee from Meeting 27 on October 27, 2021

Submitted by Mayor John Tory, Chair

 

Report of the Audit Committee from Meeting 10 on November 2, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Stephen Holyday, Chair

 

Report of the Board of Health from Meeting 31 on October 25, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Joe Cressy, Chair

 

Report of the Civic Appointments Committee from Meeting 24 on November 1, 2021

Submitted by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Chair

 

Report of the Economic and Community Development Committee from Meeting 25 on October 21, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair

 

Report of the General Government and Licensing Committee from Meeting 26 on October 20, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Paul Ainslie, Chair

 

Report of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee from Meeting 25 on October 26, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie, Chair

 

Report of the Planning and Housing Committee from Meeting 27 on October 18, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Ana Bailão, Chair

 

Report of the Planning and Housing Committee from Meeting 28 on October 28, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Ana Bailão, Chair

 

Report of the Striking Committee from Meeting 9 on October 29, 2021

Submitted by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Chair

 

Report of the Etobicoke York Community Council from Meeting 27 on October 12, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Mark Grimes, Chair

 

Report of the North York Community Council from Meeting 27 on October 13, 2021

Submitted by Councillor James Pasternak, Chair

 

Report of the Scarborough Community Council from Meeting 27 on October 15, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie, Chair

  

Report of the Toronto and East York Community Council from Meeting 28 on October 14, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Gord Perks, Chair

 

New Business submitted by City Officials 


RM37.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Declarations of Interest
Summary

Members of Council will declare interests under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.


RM37.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Petitions
Summary

Members of Council may file petitions.


RM37.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Presentations, Introductions and Announcements
Summary

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


RM37.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review of the Order Paper
Summary

City Council will review the Order Paper.


Deferred Items - Meeting 37
(Deferred by City Council from October 1, 2021 - 2021.NY26.2)
NY26.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 16 

Final Report - City-Initiated Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application - 966 Don Mills Road
*The City Solicitor has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (NY26.2a with recommendations).
*Communications have been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board, litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan, Central Don Mills Secondary Plan, for the lands at 966 Don Mills Road, substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment at Attachment 5 of this report.

 

2. City Council amend North York Zoning By-law No. 7625, as amended, for the lands at 939 Lawrence Avenue East, 966, 1030 and 1090 Don Mills Road, and 49 and 75 The Donway West, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment at Attachment 6 of this report.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment and/or draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

 

4. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, require the owner to revise the existing Section 37 agreement for Don Mills Centre or enter into a new agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor as follows:

 

a. the indexed $17 million provided for in the Don Mills Centre Section 37 Agreement shall be utilized for the construction and outfitting of the Celestica community recreation centre. The money shall be paid to the City prior to the earlier of:

 

i. condominium registration for building B2 or D at the Shops of Don Mills;

 

ii. the issuance of any building permit for 169 the Donway West;

 

iii. the issuance of any building permit for Buildings E or G at the Shops at Don Mills; or

 

iv. the "Land Exchange" as described below;

 

b. the owner will be entitled to convey the lands at 966 Don Mills to the City in exchange for the Civitan Arena lands (the "Land Exchange"). In the event the owner triggers the Land Exchange, the lands at 966 Don Mills shall be cleaned by the owner at its sole expense in accordance with the City's Policy for Accepting Potentially Contaminated Lands, prior to conveyance of the Civitan Arena lands to the owner;

 

c. the Land Exchange may be triggered by the owner at its sole discretion provided that the owner provides the City with 12 months' notice. In any event, the Land Exchange shall occur no more than 12 years after the registration of the revised section 37 agreement for the Don Mills Centre development unless otherwise agreed to between the parties. In the event that the owner triggers the Land Exchange prior to the end of the 2022 to 2023 winter hockey season, the owner will continue to permit the City to operate the Civitan Arena for ice hockey purposes following the Land Exchange, until May 15, 2023, in order to accommodate the completion of the 2022 to 2023 winter hockey season;

 

d. at any time prior to the Land Exchange and after May 15, 2023 the City may give the Owner 12 months' notice and the owner will be required to demolish the Civitan Arena, remove all the demolition debris, restore the site to a safe condition to the City's satisfaction and enclose the site with fencing, all at no cost to the City. If the City requires the demolition prior to the Land Exchange, then following demolition, the owner may be entitled to use the site for parking and/or construction staging upon execution of any lease or licence required by the City which will require, among other things, market value fees to be paid;

 

e. until the completion of the Land Exchange, the Civitan Arena will be utilized by the City at its discretion, for the purposes of a hockey arena, or other community oriented uses, such as arts, crafts, social, charitable and educational activities, as well as recreational purposes and recreational programming, seniors services, and other community uses as agreed to by the Parties; and

 

f. the owner shall have a right of first refusal to purchase the 966 Don Mills Road lands in the event the City elects to dispose of the lands within 20 years of acquiring them (the "ROFR"). The ROFR will not apply to any transfer or leasing of the 966 Don Mills Road lands to any federal, provincial or municipal governmental or quasi-governmental agency, board, commission or other body or the transfer of small amounts of the 966 Don Mills Road lands for road widenings, easements, or similar transactions.

 

5. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the supplementary report (September 1, 2021)from the City Solicitor remain confidential in its entirety as it contains advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege and pertains to litigation or potential litigation.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on September 13, 2021 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(August 23, 2021) Report from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

At its meeting of July 16, 17 and 18, 2019, City Council approved a community recreation centre accommodating a twin-pad arena/multi-sport indoor courts, gymnasium with walking track, an aquatic centre, and community and program space, co-located with a large community park at 844 Don Mills Road (the former Celestica lands) to serve the communities along Don Mills Road, from York Mills Road to Flemingdon Park.

 

In order to implement this approval, City Council directed staff to initiate an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment to modify zoning permissions for 966 Don Mills Road, located one kilometre north of 844 Don Mills Road, which had been previously approved to accommodate a community recreation centre.

 

City Council further directed that staff undertake a review of other public and community uses that may be accommodated at 966 Don Mills Road through the execution of a Public and Community Needs Scan of the Broader Don Mills Catchment Area (the "Scan") to determine if any service gaps will exist following the completion of the recommended community recreation centre at 844 Don Mills Road. The purpose of the Scan was to assist in determining future public/community use(s) for the lands at 966 Don Mill Road.

 

This amendment implements City Council's direction by recommending the removal of provisions related to the construction of a community recreation centre previously approved at 966 Don Mills Road included in current site specific official plan policies, zoning by-law provisions and a Section 37 agreement for the Shops at Don Mills. This report also details the results of the Scan.

 

The subject site, 966 Don Mills Road (the "Site"), is to be conveyed to the City of Toronto, as secured in the existing Section 37 Agreement, dated February 22, 2011. Terms of this agreement are proposed to be revised through this amendment process to implement City Council's direction. However, the conveyance of the Site to the City of Toronto, including applicable environmental remediation requirements, will still take place.

 

The proposed revisions to the site-specific Official Plan, Zoning By-law, and Section 37 agreement for the Site would allow for Section 37 funds to be redirected to the larger, integrated community recreation centre at 844 Don Mills Road that would continue to serve the Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue East community as well as the significantly growing population along the Don Mills corridor. In particular, the community recreation centre at 844 Don Mills Road would serve the Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East area, which is in proximity to high-order rapid transit and equity-deserving neighbourhoods. This facility will reflect current design excellence for community recreation facilities and offer  greater programmatic opportunities to serve the area. Further, the revisions are consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020), conform with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020), meets the intent of the North York Official Plan, and conforms to the Toronto Official Plan.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the City-initiated Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, and recommends staff be directed to revise the Section 37 agreement applying to the Site.

Background Information (Community Council)
(August 23, 2021) Report and Attachments 1 to 9 from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North York District on a City-Initiated Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 966 Don Mills Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-170157.pdf)

(August 13, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-170158.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(November 7, 2021) Supplementary report from the City Solicitor on 966 Don Mills Road - City-Initiated Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application (NY26.2b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-173036.pdf)

Public Appendix A - Letter from Aird Berlis dated September 20, 2021
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-172989.pdf)

Public Appendix B - Letter from Aird Berlis dated September 22, 2021
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-173037.pdf)

Public Appendix C - Letter from Rayman Beitchman LLP dated October 31, 2021
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-173038.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Speakers

Stephen Ksiazek

Communications (Community Council)
(August 25, 2021) E-mail from Dana Dvorak (NY.Supp)
(September 9, 2021) Letter from Conner Harris, Rayman Beitchman LLP (NY.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ny/comm/communicationfile-136170.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(September 20, 2021) Letter from Kim M. Kovar, Aird & Berlis LLP (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138366.pdf)

(September 22, 2021) Letter from Kim M. Kovar, Aird & Berlis LLP (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138365.pdf)

(September 29, 2021) Letter from Conner Harris, Rayman Beitchman LLP  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138367.pdf)


(Deferred by City Council from October 1, 2021 - 2021.TE23.10) (Deferred by City Council from July 14, 15 and 16, 2021 - 2021.TE23.10) (Deferred by City Council from June 8 and 9, 2021 - 2021.TE23.10) (Deferred by City Council from May 5 and 6, 2021 - 2021.TE23.10) (Deferred by City Council from April 7 and 8, 2021 - 2021.TE23.10) (Deferred by City Council from March 10, 2021 - 2021.TE23.10)
TE23.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

126, 132 and 142 John Street, 259, 261, 263 and 267 Richmond Street West and 41 to 59 Widmer Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
*The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (TE23.10a with recommendations).
*Communications have been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 126, 132 and 142 John Street, 259, 261, 263 and 267 Richmond Street West and 41 to 59 Widmer Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 9 to the report (February 5, 2021), from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council amend Former City of Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 126, 132 and 142 John Street, 259, 261, 263 and 267 Richmond Street West and 41 to 59 Widmer Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 10 to the report (February 5, 2021), from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3. City Council authorizes 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 bills contemplated in Recommendations 1 and 2 above to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner(s) to:

 

a. enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, and any other necessary agreements, satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor securing the matters identified in Recommendations 5 and 6 below at the owner's expense, with such Agreement to be registered on title to the lands at 126, 132 and 142 John Street, 259, 261, 263 and 267 Richmond Street West and 41 to 59 Widmer Street in a manner satisfactory to the City Solicitor;

 

b. amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Ontario Heritage Act for the property at 126 John Street, including execution and registration of such amending agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor; and

 

c. the owner has withdrawn their appeal(s) of:

 

i. the King-Spadina Secondary Plan (OPA 486), and if not an appellant, but rather a party to such appeals, the owner shall withdraw as a party and not seek any party or participant status on the appeals; and

 

ii. Official Plan Amendment 352 and the associated zoning by-law amendments, and if not an appellant, but rather a party to such appeals, the owner shall withdraw as a party and not seek any party or participant status on the appeals as such appeals relate to the site.

 

5. City Council direct that the owner be required to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to secure the following community benefits at the owner's expense, as follows:

 

a. a cash contribution of six million, two hundred thousand ($6,200,000.00) dollars to be allocated towards the provision of new affordable housing and/or the Toronto Community Housing Corporation revolving capital fund for repairs to Toronto Community Housing Corporation housing in the local Ward, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor, whereby:

 

i. two million and one-hundred thousand ($2,100,000.00) dollars shall be paid to the City by the owner within thirty (30) days after the last day the Zoning by-law Amendments are in full force and effect and the statutory appeal period has lapsed; and

 

ii. four million and one-hundred thousand ($4,100,000.00) dollars shall be paid to the City by the owner prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit for any building on any part of the lands;

 

b.  the cash contributions referred to in Recommendations 4.a.i. and 4.a.ii. above shall be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Residential or Non-Residential, as the case may be, Building Construction Price Index for the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area, reported quarterly by Statistics Canada in Building Construction Price Indexes Table 18-10-0135-01, or its successor, calculated from the date of the Agreement to the date of payment;

 

c.  in the event the cash contributions referred to in Recommendations 4.a.i. and 4.a.ii. above have not been used for the determined purpose within three years of the amending Zoning By-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, provided the purpose is identified in the Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands;

 

d.  the provision of a non-profit licensed Child Care Centre to be located in the base building of the development on the lands, comprising of a minimum of 780 square metres of interior space and a minimum of 390 square metres of exterior space adjacent to the interior space, including outdoor storage, and the provision for a child pick-up and drop-off area, with the precise location, capacity and related matters to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the General Manager, Children Services and such Child Care Centre shall generally be in accordance with the following:

 

i. shall be constructed, finished, furnished and equipped by the owner, including a minimum of five (5) parking spaces will be reserved for the exclusive use of the child care facility for pick-up/drop-off operations, between the hours of 6:30am and 6:30pm from Monday to Friday. These spaces to be assigned accordingly, and be located in close proximity to the elevators providing the shortest route between the underground parking garage and the child care facility, which shall be barrier-free. A parking pass will be provided for officials conducting inspections of the child care facility;

 

ii. prior to the issuance of any above grade building permit for any portion of the lands, a letter of credit in the amount sufficient to guarantee 120 percent of the estimated cost of the design, construction and handover of the Child Care Centre complying with the specifications and requirements of the Section 37 Agreement, shall be provided to the City to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Children's Services and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer,

 

iii. the Child Care Centre, subject to Recommendation 5.e. below shall be conveyed, or such lease arrangements entered into to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Corporate and Real Estate Management and the City Solicitor, prior to any residential occupancy on the lands; and

 

iv. the details of the other matters as described in these Recommendations, such as timing, location, obligations and any such matters to implement the Child Care Centre, in respect of the non-profit licensed Child Care Centre community benefit will be finalized between the owner and the City and will be substantially in accordance with the City of Toronto's Child Care Development Guidelines (2016) and to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Corporate and Real Estate Management, the General Manager, Children's Services, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the City Solicitor;

 

e. at the discretion of the Executive Director, Corporate and Real Estate Management, in consultation with the General Manager, Children's Services, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Child Care Centre may either be:

 

i. conveyed to the City, at no cost to the City, in fee simple, in an acceptable environmental condition; or

 

ii. an interest acquired by the City through the entering into a lease agreement with the City for 99 years or conveyance for the child care facility; and such facility shall be free of all rent, the cost of all utilities and municipal services supplied to the facility, caretaking costs (of the building common areas), repair and maintenance costs (excluding wear and tear), property damage, and local improvement charges;

 

f. where there is a conveyance of the Child Care Centre to the City in accordance with Recommendation 5.e.i above., require that on, or prior to, the conveyance of the Child Care Centre, 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 Child Care Centre, and the development to be constructed within base building of the development;  and

 

g. prior to the conveyance of the Child Care Centre or takeover of the Child Care Centre in accordance with the terms of any such lease, the owner shall pay to the City the sum of $500,000.00 to provide one-time cash contributions in support of the child care facility, including:

 

i. a one-time cash contribution in the amount of $90,000.00 to the Child Care Facility Replacement Reserve Fund to replace appliances and large equipment due to wear and tear, to be paid prior to the child care facility being made available to the City;

 

ii. a one-time cash contribution in the amount of $150,000.00 towards Start-Up Operating Costs for the defrayment of operational deficits during the first year of operation, to be paid prior to the child care facility being made available to the City;

 

iii. a one-time cash contribution in the amount of $180,000.00 towards toys, furnishing and equipment in accordance with provincial and municipal standards based on a mutually agreeable inventory list provided by the Child Care Centre Operator and/or the General Manager , Children's Services, which will be finalized and approved by the General Manager, Children's Services; and

 

iv.  the cash contributions referred to in Recommendations 5.g.i., 5.g.ii. and 5.g.iii. shall be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Residential or Non-Residential, as the case may be, Building Construction Price Index for the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area, reported quarterly by Statistics Canada in Building Construction Price Indexes Table 18-10-0135-01, or its successor, calculated from the date of the Agreement to the date of payment.

 

6. City Council direct that the following matters are also required to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as matters required to support the development of the site, including:

 

a. the construction, provision and maintenance of privately owned publicly accessible open space (POPS) on the lands, with a minimum size of 700 square metres along the Richmond Street West and John Street frontages of the site to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.  The owner shall convey to the City, for nominal consideration, easement(s) along the surface of the lands, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, which shall constitute the POPS and any required public access easements to connect the POPS to adjacent POPS and/or public rights-of-way, where necessary.  The owner shall own, operate, maintain and repair the POPS and install and maintain a sign, at its own expense, stating that members of the public shall be entitled to use the POPS at all times of the day and night, 365 days of the year; and the specific location, configuration, design and timing of conveyance of the POPS shall be determined in the context of a site plan approval pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, and secured in a Site Plan Agreement with the City;

 

b. the provision of public pedestrian easements as necessary to provide an appropriate pedestrian clearway along Widmer Street, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Transportation Services;

 

c. the provision of a public pedestrian easement to provide a grade-level mid-block pedestrian route through the site connecting John Street and Widmer Street, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, with the exact location, design and timing of delivery of the pedestrian easement to be determined in the context of a Site Plan Approval. The owner shall own, operate, maintain and repair the public pedestrian easement and install and maintain a sign, at its own expense, stating that members of the public shall be entitled to use the public pedestrian easement at certain times of the day and night, generally aligned with the operating hours of the commercial uses within the development, and the owner shall not restrict other uses of this space, so long as they do not unreasonably obstruct pedestrian movement, with the specific location, configuration, design and timing of conveyance of the easement shall be determined in the context of a site plan approval pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, and secured in a Site Plan Agreement with the City;

 

d. as part of a site plan application for the lands, the owner has, at the owner's sole expense:

 

i. submitted a revised Functional Servicing Report including confirmation of water and fire flow, sanitary and storm water capacity, Stormwater Management Report and Hydrogeological Review, including Foundation Drainage Report (the "Engineering Reports") to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, in consultation with the General Manager, Toronto Water;

 

ii. secured 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, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services should it be determined that improvements or upgrades and/or new infrastructure are required to support the development satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, and the City Solicitor; and

 

iii. made satisfactory arrangements with Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services for the construction of new infrastructure or any improvements to the municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that new infrastructure and/or upgrades/ improvements are required to the existing infrastructure to support this development, and that the applicant has entered into a financially secured agreement to pay for and construct any necessary municipal infrastructure;

 

e. as part of a site plan application for the lands, the Owner shall submit an updated wind study and implement any wind mitigation measures required as identified, satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

f. prior to final Site Plan Approval for any part of the site, the Owner shall submit a construction management plan for the development to address such matters as may be identified in the Section 37 Agreement and required through the Site Plan Approval process, satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Ward Councillor;

 

g. provisions related to the displacement, retention and return of the Theatre/Cinema Tenant and/or comparable cultural spaces be included in the Section 37 Agreement with terms and conditions satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor;

 

h. the owner will construct and maintain the development of the site in accordance with Tier 1, Toronto Green Standard, and the owner will be encouraged to achieve Tier 2, Toronto Green Standard, or higher, where appropriate, consistent with the performance standards of Toronto Green Standards applicable at the time of the site plan application for each building on the site.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council directed Planning staff to continue to work with the owner prior to City Council to resolve outstanding concerns with the community benefits set out in Recommendations 5 and 6, including but not limited to, Recommendation 5. d., e. and f. regarding the child care centre, Recommendation 6.c. regarding securing of the grade-level mid-block pedestrian route, and Recommendation 6.g. regarding provisions for retention of the Theatre/Cinema tenant or comparable cultural spaces. 

 

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on February 24, 2021 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(February 5, 2021) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application proposes a mixed-use development with retail, office, open space and institutional uses in a 3 to 8 storey base building, and residential uses in two towers with heights of 37 and 42 storeys (131 metres and 145.2 metres, respectively, including mechanical penthouses), on the properties known as 126, 132 and 142 John Street, 259, 261, 263 and 267 Richmond Street West and 41-59 Widmer Street.

 

The proposal would permit a total gross floor area of 86,000 square metres, including 693 dwelling units, comprising 403 studio and one-bedroom units,220 two-bedroom units and 70 three-bedroom units, and a minimum of 23,700 square metres of non-residential space, as well as a two-level underground garage with 231 vehicle and 829 bicycle parking spaces. The proposal incorporates two designated heritage building façades, a mid-block pedestrian connection between John Street and Widmer Street, a 62 space child-care centre and a 700 square metre Privately-Owned Publicly Accessible Space at the southwest corner of John Street and Richmond Street West.

 

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 (2020) and conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020). The proposed mixed use development is in keeping with the intent of the Toronto Official Plan, the Downtown Plan and the King-Spadina Secondary Plan, particularly as they relate to public realm, built form, intensification and mix of uses in the Downtown, and with the King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plan and Queen Street West HCD Plan. Staff worked with the applicant and the community to arrive at a built form and massing that includes appropriate setbacks and heights, a harmonious public realm within the John Street Cultural Corridor project, and heritage conservation. The provision of an on-site child care centre and affordable housing through a Section 37 contribution, provision of new office space and other non-residential floor space, and creation of a range of dwelling unit types will help address housing and community issues. Staff recommend that Council support approval of the application.

Background Information (Community Council)
(February 5, 2021) Report and Attachments 1-10 from Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 126, 132 and 142 John Street, 259, 261, 263 and 267 Richmond Street West and 41 to 59 Widmer Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-164091.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(November 8, 2021) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 126, 132 and 142 John Street, 259, 261, 263 and 267 Richmond Street West and 41 to 59 Widmer Street - Zoning Amendment Application (TE23.10a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-173083.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment to By-law 569-2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-173084.pdf)

Speakers

Allen Zimmerman
Calvin Lantz, Strikeman Elliott LLP
Matthew Ortved, RioCan
Michael Conway, Hariri Pontarini Architects

Communications (Community Council)
(February 8, 2021) Letter from Josie Lee, Bell Real Estate Services (TE.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/te/comm/communicationfile-127731.pdf)

(February 23, 2021) Letter from Allen Zimmerman (TE.Supp)
(February 23, 2021) E-mail from Sara Gregory, Stikeman Elliott LLP (TE.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/te/comm/communicationfile-128035.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(March 9, 2021) Letter from Allen Zimmerman (CC.Supp)
(April 4, 2021) E-mail from Allen Zimmerman - Part 1 (CC.Supp)
(April 4, 2021) E-mail from Allen Zimmerman - Part 2 (CC.Supp)
(May 4, 2021) E-mail from Allen Zimmerman (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New)

(Deferred by City Council from October 1, 2021 - 2021.TE23.21) (Deferred by City Council from July 14, 15 and 16, 2021 - 2021.TE23.21) (Deferred by City Council from June 8 and 9, 2021 - 2021.TE23.21) (Deferred by City Council from May 5 and 6, 2021 - 2021.TE23.21) (Deferred by City Council from April 7 and 8, 2021 - 2021.TE23.21) (Deferred by City Council from March 10,2021 - 2021.TE23.21)
TE23.21

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property and Amendment of an Existing Heritage Easement Agreement - 126 John Street
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:  

 

1. City Council approve the alterations to the heritage property at 126 John 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 Hariri Pontarini Architects and submitted in conjunction with the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), dated February 12, 2020, prepared by GBCA Architects, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, all subject to and in accordance with a Conservation Plan satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, 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 Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

b. That prior to the introduction of the bills for such Zoning By-law Amendment by City Council, the owner shall:

 

1. Amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement for the property at 126 John Street in accordance with the plans and drawings prepared by Hariri Pontarini Architects and submitted in conjunction with the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), dated February 12, 2020, prepared by GBCA Architects and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, and subject to and in accordance with the Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.b.2 below, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage PlaSenior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, including registration of such amending agreement 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 126 John Street, prepared by GBCA Architects, dated February 12, 2020, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

c. That prior to final Site Plan approval, for the development contemplated for 126 John Street and 259 - 267 Richmond Street West, the owner shall:

 

1. 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 Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. Have obtained final approval for the necessary Zoning By-law Amendments required for the subject property, such Amendments to have come into full force and effect.

 

3. 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 Planning and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

4. Submit a Signage Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

5. Provide an Interpretation Plan for the subject property, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

d. That prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the properties at 126 John Street and 259 - 267 Richmond Street West, 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(s) as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, the owner shall:

 

1. Have obtained final approval for the necessary Zoning By-law Amendments required for the subject property, such Amendment 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 Planning, 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 Planning, 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 property at 126 John 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 original drawings as may be available, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

e. That prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Recommendation 1.d.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 Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. Provide replacement Heritage Easement Agreement photographs to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement, registered on the title for the heritage property at 126 John Street, Instrument No. CA444325, dated December 17, 1996, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, 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 any necessary bill in Council to amend the Heritage Easement Agreement for the property at 126 John Street.

Origin
(January 25, 2021) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council endorse the conservation strategy generally described for the heritage property at 126 John Street and give authority to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement (HEA) with the property owner. The property at 126 John Street includes two abutting heritage facades at the west side of John Street which are designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act and are subject to an existing Heritage Easement Agreement.

 

The applicant is proposing to remove the built structures at the development site (RioCan Hall) which are not associated with the heritage facades at 126 John Street and replace them with a new mixed use multi-storey development. The development will continue to integrate the building facades associated with the Turnbull Elevator Manufacturing Company at 126 John Street. The project will rehabilitate the facades so that the perceptual authenticity of the facades are improved as viewed from the public realm. City Council's approval of the proposed alterations to the heritage property and authority to amend the existing H

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 25, 2021) Report and Attachments 1 to 4 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning on Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property and Amendment of an Existing Heritage Easement Agreement - 126 John Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-163387.pdf)


(Deferred by City Council from October 1, 2021 - 2021.TE23.21a) (Deferred by City Council from July 14, 15 and 16, 2021 - 2021.TE23.21a) (Deferred by City Council from June 8 and 9, 2021 - 2021.TE23.21a) (Deferred by City Council from May 5 and 6, 2021 - 2021.TE23.21a) (Deferred by City Council from April 7 and 8, 2021 - 2021.TE23.21a) (Deferred by City Council from March 10, 2021 - 2021.TE23.21a)
21a Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property and Amendment of an Existing Heritage Easement Agreement - 126 John Street
Origin
(February 17, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

This report recommends that City Council endorse the conservation strategy generally described for the heritage property at 126 John Street and give authority to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement (HEA) with the property owner. The property at 126 John Street includes two abutting heritage facades at the west side of John Street which are designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act and are subject to an existing Heritage Easement Agreement.

 

The applicant is proposing to remove the built structures at the development site (RioCan Hall) which are not associated with the heritage facades at 126 John Street and replace them with a new mixed use multi-storey development. The development will continue to integrate the building facades associated with the Turnbull Elevator Manufacturing Company at 126 John Street. The project will rehabilitate the facades so that the perceptual authenticity of the facades are improved as viewed from the public realm. City Council's approval of the proposed alterations to the heritage property and authority to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement are required under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Background Information (Community Council)
(February 17, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property and Amendment of an Existing Heritage Easement Agreement - 126 John Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-164382.pdf)


Other Deferred Matter - Meeting 37
(Deferred from October 1, 2021 - 2021.DM36.1) (Deferred from July 14, 15 and 16, 2021 - 2021.CC35.2)
DM37.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Report Regarding the Conduct of Former Councillor Jim Karygiannis
Origin
(July 7, 2021) Report from the Integrity Commissioner
Recommendations

The Integrity Commissioner recommends that:

 

1.  Council adopt a finding that former Councillor Jim Karygiannis contravened Article XIV (Discreditable Conduct) and Article XV (Failure to Adhere to Council Policies and Procedures).

Summary

In February 2020, the Office of the Integrity Commissioner received three complaints about the conduct of then Councillor Jim Karygiannis arising from articles in the Toronto Star dated February 8 and 11, 2020. The articles reported that he had: (1) shielded his political supporters from bylaw enforcement measures or wrongfully reported political opponents to City officials as political payback; and, (2) improperly entered constituents’ homes for purposes of determining whether they were illegal rooming houses.

 

As the allegations in the complaints were based on the same information, they were investigated jointly and are reported in a single report.

 

The complaints alleged Mr. Karygiannis contravened Article VIII (Improper Use of Influence) and Article XIV (Discreditable Conduct) of the Code of Conduct for Members of Council. In the course of the investigation, the evidence showed Mr. Karygiannis had not followed the requirements of the Human Resources Management and Ethical Framework for Members’ Staff (the “Ethical Framework”).

 

After an investigation, the Integrity Commissioner found that there was insufficient evidence to conclude that Mr. Karygiannis had wrongfully used his office to shield his political supporters or report political opponents to the City (contrary to Article VIII), or had entered homes under false pretenses (contrary to Article XIV).

 

However, it was found that he entered two residential properties without permission and, in two other cases, inappropriately took pictures of people in their homes, which is discreditable conduct for purposes of Article XIV (Discreditable Conduct). The Integrity Commissioner also found that the failure follow the Ethical Framework was contrary to Article XV (Failure to Adhere to Council Policies and Procedures).

 

Mr. Karygiannis is no longer a member of City Council. Therefore, the Integrity Commissioner makes no recommendation as to penalty or remedial action.

Background Information
(July 7, 2021) Cover report from the Integrity Commissioner Regarding the Conduct of Former Councillor Jim Karygiannis (DM37.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/dm/bgrd/backgroundfile-172581.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Integrity Commissioner Report Regarding the Conduct of Former Councillor Jim Karygiannis
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/dm/bgrd/backgroundfile-172582.pdf)


Executive Committee - Meeting 27
EX27.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

City Manager's October 2021 COVID-19 Recovery and Rebuild Update
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City Manager and/or any other relevant City Official, in  consultation with the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to apply for and receive funding, and negotiate, enter into and execute any agreements required in respect of receiving such funding, including any amendments and extensions thereto, with the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, their respective agencies/partners, or other funding partners until the first scheduled City Council meeting after January 31, 2022 in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Manager to negotiate, execute, renew and extend any agreements which may be required with third parties including without limitation with Greater Toronto Hamilton Area municipalities, to support the work of the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area-Regional Prosperity Alliance, including to accept reimbursement from other municipalities for the purposes of cost sharing.

Origin
(October 13, 2021) Report from the City Manager
Summary

This report is the tenth COVID-19 Recovery Update from the City Manager since April 2020. The City’s priorities continue to be on supporting residents, businesses and communities through safe reopening and maximizing vaccination rates. The City Manager’s July 2021 update introduced RecoveryTO (www.toronto.ca/RecoveryTO) as the City’s new resource for information on initiatives related to COVID-19 recovery.

 

The City Manager's Recovery update reports focus only on significant, cross-cutting or whole-of government recovery-related information and recommendations, such as updates on intergovernmental activities, reopening of City services and COVID-19 related financial impacts.

 

All other City recovery-related reports now routinely route through the appropriate Standing Committee, Community Council or directly to City Council.  A summary of recent and relevant reports, media releases and announcements are highlighted in this report and linked through RecoveryTO (www.toronto.ca/RecoveryTO).

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2021) Report from the City Manager on City Manager's October 2021 COVID-19 Recovery and Rebuild Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-172003.pdf)

Speakers

Derek Moran
Councillor Joe Cressy

Communications (Committee)
(October 27, 2021) Submission from Derek Moran (EX.New)

EX27.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Accountability Officer Roles and the City of Toronto's Procurement Process
This item will be considered with GL26.6 Review of Open Contracting Global Principles
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council receive the report (October 13, 2021) from the City Manager for information.

Origin
(October 13, 2021) Report from the City Manager
Summary

This report responds to City Council direction for a review of the role of Toronto's Accountability Officers in relation to the procurement process and identification of any gaps.

 

The City Manager's Office has consulted with Toronto's Accountability Officers to understand their perspectives related to the City's procurement process and reviewed models of oversight of procurement processes in other jurisdictions.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2021) Report form the City Manager on Accountability Officer Roles and the City of Toronto's Procurement Process
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171954.pdf)


EX27.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Core Infrastructure Asset Management Plan
A communication has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the Core Infrastructure Asset Management Plans as set out in Attachment 1 to the report (September 23, 2021) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and City Council authorize the General Manager, Toronto Water and the General Manager, Transportation Services to make any required non-material amendments to the plans prior to the July 1, 2022 regulatory deadline.


2.  City Council direct the City Manager to make available the final approved Core Infrastructure Asset Management Plans as amended to the public via the City website and to distribute printed copies as requested.

Origin
(September 23, 2021) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report presents the City of Toronto’s Core Infrastructure Asset Management Plan for City Council's approval, in accordance with Ontario Regulation 588/17: Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure (the "Regulation"). The regulations were subsequently amended in March of 2021 under Ontario Regulation 193/21 to change the timing of reporting requirements under the Act. The report will address the infrastructure elements as outlined in the regulation and include water, wastewater, stormwater, roads, bridges and culvert asset groups.

 

The Core Infrastructure Asset Management Plan is aligned with Corporate Asset Management Policy approved by Council in 2019 and incorporates key principles and strategic directions that enhance asset management practices and ensure that asset management activities are continuously improved and integrated across the organization. The asset management plans in this report are based on the work used to develop the annual Capital Budget and Plan for the core infrastructure asset groups managed by Toronto Water and Transportation Services Divisions.

 

Asset management integrates planning, finance, engineering and operations to realize value from assets, reduce risks and provide expected levels of service to the community in a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable manner. Effective asset management requires an overarching framework to establish and guide its practice so that asset management becomes central to strategic, financial and operational decision-making at all levels of the organization.

 

The Core Infrastructure Asset Management Plans in Appendix 1 and 2 of the attached report, provides the foundation that will support an integrated approach at the City as it develops and matures its asset management practice and ensure the sustainability of assets and related services; optimize infrastructure investment decisions; and support reliable service delivery. The Asset Management Plans provide an inventory by asset category, asset conditions, service levels and asset life cycle activities and costs required to maintain current service levels. The Plan also identifies the impacts of growth including costs to accommodate demand and the operating costs required to maintain current service levels in accordance with the first-phase requirements of Ontario Regulation 588/17.

 

Staff are recommending that, given the scale of assets being presented in the attached plans, the General Managers of Toronto Water and the Transportation Services Divisions be provided the authority to make non-material amendments to the plans as required, such as minor changes to asset inventory or condition, prior to the July 1, 2022 regulatory deadline for Core Infrastructure Asset Plans.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 23, 2021) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Core Infrastructure Asset Management Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171964.pdf)

Attachment 1 - City of Toronto Core Infrastructure Asset Management Report 2021
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171927.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(October 26, 2021) Letter from Craig McLuckie, President, Toronto Industry Network (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-137938.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 10, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New)

EX27.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

City-wide Real Estate - Next Phase of Implementation
The Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (EX27.4a with recommendations)

Bills 860, 893 and 894 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

Real Estate Authorities and Centralization

 

1. City Council direct that all City Divisions, and the City Agencies and Corporations identified in Attachment 1 to the report (October 13, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services operate in accordance with the City’s centralized Real Estate Service Delivery Model as approved by City Council on May 24, 25, and 26, 2017 in Item 2017.EX25.9 and the report (October 13, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services.

 

 2. City Council direct that any City Agencies or Corporations that are created in the future be required to operate in accordance with the City’s centralized Real Estate Service Delivery Model, unless expressly exempted from doing so by City Council.

 

3. City Council amend Municipal Code Chapter 279, Toronto Transit Commission substantially in the form as set out in Attachment 2 to the report (October 13, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, effective upon approval, subject to such stylistic or technical amendments as may be required by the City Solicitor.

 

Strategic Investment and Property Acquisitions / Transfers

 

4. City Council adopt the following Principles to guide strategic real estate investment:

 

a. the City's real estate assets are to be optimized for City-wide benefit as part of the City-wide Real Estate Model and capital investment in real estate, including state-of-good-repair investments, will be prioritized with a City-wide lens;


b. existing real estate assets that are unlocked through portfolio optimization will be repurposed to meet program needs and City building opportunities as a first priority;


c. in the event that City Council determines that a sale of a real estate asset is the best way to maximize its value to the City, net proceeds will be reinvested into real estate assets to support the current and future ability to deliver City programs, either to fund the purchase of new real estate assets and expanded capacity, or to invest in state-of-good-repair as part of life-cycle asset management; and


d. the City may, from time to time, proactively acquire real estate assets where lands become available through unforeseen circumstances and/or without identified and/or immediate program requirements; such strategic real estate acquisitions will be consistent with the City-Wide Real Estate mandate to enable city building and support the City's corporate priorities.   

 

5. City Council adopt the Strategic Acquisition Policy set out in Attachment 3 to the report (October 13, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and rescind the framework for Strategic Property Acquisitions approved by City Council on August 25, 26, 27, and 28, 2014 in Item 2014.EX44.22 and City Council amend General Condition (D) of Appendix B of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 213, Real Property, to reflect this change.

 

6. City Council direct that a minimum of 20 percent of the land value that is unlocked or generated from portfolio optimization initiatives, as determined by the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on a recommendation from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, be deposited in the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund.

 

7. City Council exempt the sites identified by City Council as part of the Housing Now Program from the direction in Recommendation 6 above.

 

8. City Council amend the "Policy Governing Land Transactions Among City Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Departments and Proceeds from Sale of Surplus City-Owned Real Property" (Clause 1 of Report No. 9 of the Policy and Finance Committee, as adopted by City Council on June 18, 19 and 20, June 2002) as follows:


- delete clause (7) so that all proceeds from future sales of any real estate assets are directed to the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund to fund future City-wide future real estate capital requirements, and


- delete clause (9) so that if there is a jurisdictional transfer or sale of land under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Parking Authority which was purchased by the City with parking revenues, the land will no longer be valued at fair market value with all net proceeds going to the Parking Reserve Fund, and the Toronto Parking Authority will no longer be required to pay fair market value if it is receiving a jurisdictional transfer of land.

 

9. City Council amend the purpose for the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund in the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 227, Reserves and Reserve Fund to read: “Provides funding for various capital projects involving acquisitions of real estate assets and/or significant capital improvements to existing real estate assets to support City Programs and the City's city building objectives.” 

 

Financial Matters

 

10. City Council direct the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in collaboration with the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services to identify and implement a new funding model, both operating and capital, for CreateTO as part of the 2022 Budget process.

 

11. City Council direct the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, in collaboration with the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to identify net new revenues sources to support CreateTO's operating budget.

 

12. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, in consultation with the City's Divisions, Agencies and Corporations to establish a City-wide view of real estate capital needs, and governance for prioritization of real estate capital expenditures on a City-wide basis for consideration by the Budget Committee and City Council, starting with land acquisitions and new construction as part of the 2023 Budget process and continuing on to state-of-good-repair investment needs in subsequent budgets.

 

General

 

13. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to report back to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2022, as part of the next phase of implementation of the real estate model, with a process and selection criteria for identification of future sites for the Housing Now Program.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee:

 

1. Requested the City Manager to report directly to the November 9 and 10, 2021 meeting of City Council on the status of the City's plan to consolidate works yards in order to optimize available space for City-wide benefit and potential community activation.

Origin
(October 13, 2021) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the next phase of implementation of the City-wide Real Estate ("C.W.R.E.") Transformation. The report will provide a summary of accomplishments achieved during the first three-year period of implementation and value delivered to date. It also sets the stage for the continued advancement of the centralization of strategic real estate activities and service functions, in support of City Divisions, Agencies and Corporations (D.A.C.), City-building opportunities, and City Council priorities. In particular, the report addresses three key matters.    

 

1.  The report reaffirms the purpose and intent of the City-wide Real Estate ("C.W.R.E.") Transformation and the new Real Estate Service Delivery model (“the Model”), approved by Council in 2017 (EX25.9) through four key principles for strategic investment in real estate.  It also makes recommendations to update existing policies to align and enable the new real estate operating Model.   
 

2.  The report also provides Council with an update of the City's journey toward centralization of real estate activities and functions across all Divisions, Agencies, and Corporations. In 2017, City Council consolidated real estate authorities related to asset-use and transactions. The next phases will see the establishment of expanded centralized oversight, through capital planning governance and prioritization city-wide, and city-wide real estate asset management practice. Additionally, property management and facility operations functions and accountability will be brought into the Corporate Real Estate Management Division. 
 

3.  Finally, the report includes recommendations to ensure the future financial sustainability of CreateTO. The funding method used during its first three years was meant as a temporary funding mechanism and a new approach is required to ensure the agency is sustainably funded.   

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2021) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services on City-wide Real Estate - Next Phase of Implementation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171950.pdf)

Attachment 1 - City-Wide Real Estate Service Delivery Model Scope
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171951.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Amendment to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 279, Toronto Transit Commission
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171952.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Strategic Acquisition
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171953.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(November 8, 2021) Supplementary report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services on City-Wide Industrial Portfolio (EX27.4a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-173026.pdf)


EX27.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Unlocking Real Estate Capital - Exploring the Strategic Disposal of 249 Queens Quay West
Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the City of Toronto (the "City")
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the City Solicitor to negotiate with the Silver Hotel Group for the sale of the Subject Property based on the appraised value of Subject Property A as outlined in Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (October 13, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and City Council authorize severally each of the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Director, Transaction Services, Corporate Real Estate Management to accept, on behalf of the City, an Offer to Purchase from the Silver Hotel Group that meets the requirements set out in Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (October 13, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and is otherwise in a form and substance acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council declare a portion of the City-owned property at 249 Queens Quay West surplus, with the intended manner of disposal to be by way of a stratified interest to Silver Hotel Group and City Council direct staff to take all steps necessary to comply with the City of Toronto's real estate disposal process in Article 1 of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 213, Real Property.

 

3. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management to engage a third party property surveyor to determine the stratified interest of Subject Property A to be conveyed as a result of any purchase.

 

4. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management to use a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of Subject Property A for due diligence work, including surveying work for both Subject Property A and B, and to ensure that the Silver Hotel Group's account in respect of its lease of Subject Property A is reconciled and that the lease is in good standing prior to the closing of any proposed transaction.

 

5. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, to work with the Harbourfront Centre and the Federal Government on a mutually agreeable arrangement in relation to the Implementation Agreement with respect to the allocation of the sale proceeds from the Subject Property as set out in Confidential Attachment 2 to the report (October 13, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services.

 

6. City Council direct the Controller to transfer a portion of the proceeds, identified in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 13, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, from the disposal of Subject Property A to the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund (XR1012) and designate that these proceeds are to be used for the Multi-Unit Residential Acquisitions Program managed by the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat with support from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management.

 

7. City Council authorize the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, in consultation with CreateTO, to develop a strategy with Harbourfront Centre to identify new revenue generation opportunities by leveraging the real estate assets on their site.

 

8. City Council authorize the public release of Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (October 13, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services following the closing of the transaction.

Origin
(October 13, 2021) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services
Summary

CreateTO and Corporate Real Estate Management, in partnership with Economic Development and Culture, the Housing Secretariat, and with support from the Harbourfront Centre, have been pursuing an opportunity to explore the disposal of a stratified interest in the City owned property located at 249 Queens Quay West, shown on the site profile attached hereto as Appendix 1 ("Subject Property A"). Subject Property A was identified by the City of Toronto as an under-leveraged asset that could be better utilized to support other city building opportunities. Subject Property A is owned by the City of Toronto and is tenanted by 1548383 Ontario Limited, o/a Silver Hotel Group (the "Silver Hotel Group"). The Silver Hotel Group operates the Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto Harbourfront on Subject Property A.

 

CreateTO and Corporate Real Estate Management, working with the Housing Secretariat, identified the opportunity to dispose Subject Property A to support the 2020 direction from Council to establish an ongoing Municipal Small Sites Rental Housing Acquisition Program. After completing a successful pilot project to protect rooming houses for long-term affordability, the Housing Secretariat is bringing forward a report, the New Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition (MURA) Program to Protect Existing Affordable Rental Homes that establishes and outlines the implementation of an acquisition program to Planning and Housing Committee in October 2021. The MURA program will grant funds to non-profit housing organizations or community land trusts to facilitate the purchase and conversion of at-risk private market affordable rental housing into permanently affordable housing. The net proceeds resulting from the disposal of Subject Property A would be designated as a funding source for MURA.

 

The City acquired Subject Property A through an implementation agreement (the "Implementation Agreement") dated October 6, 1992 between Harbourfront Corporation (now Harbourfront Corporation (1990)) and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Public Works (now the Minister of Public Services and Works) (the "Federal Government").  As part of the Implementation Agreement, the City is to deposit the net income or net proceeds realized by the City from the use of Subject Property A to the Harbourfront Foundation. However, Staff and the Harbourfront Centre have reached agreement on a proposal that would allow the City to satisfy its obligations under the Implementation Agreement and provide significant support to this important cultural institution while at the same time, retain a portion of the net proceeds of the sale to support funding for the Multi-Unit Residential Acquisitions Program.

 

An initial property to be assessed for acquisition under MURA is the Parkview Arms Hotel, a rooming house offering 58 furnished rooms at 935 Queen Street West (“Subject Property B”) as shown on the site profile attached hereto as Appendix 3, also owned by the Silver Hotel Group.

 

The strategic disposal of Subject Property A and potential acquisition of Subject Property B would support Council's goals set out in the HousingTO 2020-203 Action Plan and direction set in 2020 to establish a program to acquire small sites for affordable housing purposes. These transactions follow the principles set out in the City-Wide Real Estate Model, namely that the City should consider selling a real estate asset if it maximizes its value to the City, and net proceeds are to be invested into real estate assets to support City programs.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2021) Report and Appendices 1 to 3 from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services on Unlocking Real Estate Capital - Exploring the Strategic Disposal of 249 Queens Quay West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-172027.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Attachment 2
Background Information (City Council)
Confidential Attachment to motion 1 by Councillor Joe Cressy

EX27.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Next Phase of Waterfront Revitalization
A communication has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2022 with the results of the public consultation and stakeholder engagement process on a next phase of waterfront revitalization and a renewed waterfront vision that sets a path forward for what Toronto will achieve along its 43 kilometre waterfront, from Etobicoke to Scarborough, including anticipated economic development, Reconciliation, social, equity and environmental outcomes.

 

2.  City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to report to the Executive Committee in the second quarter of 2022 with an update and recommendations related to business and implementation planning for the Villiers Island Precinct and the Port Lands.

 

3.  City Council approve the amendment of the Consent to raise revenue pursuant to subsection 4(7) of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation Act, substantially on the terms and conditions contained in the draft Amendment to Consent in Attachment 1 to the report (October 13, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services and, provided that the Provincial Government and Federal Government also agree to such amendment, City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to execute such Consent with such modifications as the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services shall deem necessary or desirable or shall agree to and in a form approved by the City Solicitor, and to deliver such Consent to Waterfront Toronto.

 

4.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Waterfront Toronto on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Director, Strategic Partnerships, City Manager's Office, that address the City's involvement in Waterfront Toronto's donations and sponsorships program, based on the major terms outlined in Attachment 2 to the report (October 13, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

5.  City Council direct that the Memorandum of Understanding include terms and conditions to ensure that Waterfront Toronto's donations and sponsorships program aligns with the City's Donations to the City of Toronto for Community Benefits Policy, Sponsorship Policy and Individual and Corporate Naming Rights Policy, with respect to donations and sponsorships Waterfront Toronto solicits, receives and spends that are to be incorporated into City infrastructure or assets including:

 

a. conferring on Waterfront Toronto the authority and responsibilities given to the Division Heads under all three policies; and

 

b. adding to the Donations to the City of Toronto Community Benefits Policy that Waterfront Toronto, instead of Council, has authority to accept and spend donations equalling or exceeding $50,000.

 

6.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to execute, on behalf of the City, agreements between the City and Waterfront Toronto for the implementation and delivery of projects to be funded and delivered pursuant to Waterfront Toronto's donations and sponsorships program, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services, in consultation with relevant City divisions and the Director, Strategic Partnerships, City Manager’s Office, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

7.  City Council amend the Authority to Borrow Money and Encumber Assets for Projects in the Designated Waterfront Area and for Bridge Financing pursuant to Subsections 4(5) and 4(6) of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Act, substantially on the terms and conditions contained in the draft Amendment to Consent in Attachment 3 to the report (October 13, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services and, provided that the Provincial Government and Federal Government also agree to such amendment, City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to execute such Consent with such modifications as Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services shall deem necessary or desirable or shall agree to and in a form approved by the City Solicitor, and to deliver such Consent to Waterfront Toronto.

Origin
(October 13, 2021) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services
Summary

This report provides a general update on Waterfront Revitalization, an outlook on the next phase and requests Council direction on certain transactional matters related to ongoing revitalization including:

 

-A public consultation and stakeholder engagement process that will result in a renewed vision for Toronto's waterfront, setting the stage for a further phase that will build on 20+ years of tri-government-led waterfront revitalization success;
-A summary of the findings of the 2020 Waterfront Strategic Review Update, a follow-up to a review undertaken in 2015;
-Two Consent requests that have been made by Waterfront Toronto;
-An update with next steps with respect to implementation and planning work that is in progress for the Villiers Island Precinct and the Port Lands; and
-City Council direction for staff to review the real estate development responsibilities of Waterfront Toronto and CreateTO to ensure that there is alignment, including the ability to leverage the skills of both organizations to enable effective and efficient project delivery in the Port Lands.
 

This report recommends that staff report back to the Executive Committee twice in 2022:

 

-Once in Q1 2022, with the results of public consultation and stakeholder engagement on a next phase of waterfront revitalization, including a renewed waterfront vision; and
-Once in Q2 2022, with an update on business and implementation planning work for the Villiers Island Precinct and the Port Lands.
 

Waterfront revitalization, launched in October 2000, has been an overwhelming success. Working together, the three orders of government, through Waterfront Toronto, have delivered solid social, economic, public realm and environmental benefits. To-date, $2.75 billion in tri-government investments in the waterfront are estimated to have created 20,785 years of construction employment, 5,000 permanent jobs, added $2.7 billion of economic activity into the Canadian economy, and generated almost $1.1 billion in tax revenues (largely Provincial and Federal income taxes). This has also triggered over $13.2 billion of private sector investment in the waterfront. These benefits have resulted primarily through the transformation of the West Don Lands and East Bayfront precincts through flood protection, remediation, land servicing, public realm investments, and private sector development investments. The current focus of revitalization is the ongoing Port Lands transformation, beginning with Port Lands Flood Protection.

 

Waterfront revitalization outcomes are local, provincial and national in significance, and have been driven by a unique tri-government partnership and governance structure focussed on outcomes. Through upfront investment, government partners are reconnecting the city with its waterfront, building complete communities and streets, raising design standards through an environmental lens, providing new homes and affordable housing, jobs, and open spaces adjacent to downtown Toronto. Toronto's waterfront is an important asset in attracting and retaining talented workers in critical "innovation" industries.

 

A Further Phase of Waterfront Revitalization

 

The task of revitalizing the city's waterfront is far from complete. City staff have started preliminary discussions with their counterparts at the Provincial and Federal governments, Waterfront Toronto and other organizations that touch the waterfront about a further phase of waterfront revitalization and the required investments to support this work. Discussions have just commenced and will continue into 2022. Working with waterfront stakeholders, staff have developed a list of shared waterfront outcomes and priorities, as depicted in Figure 1. The inner circle identifies potential waterfront outcomes while the outer circle identifies categories of potential waterfront priorities/projects.

 

Figure 1: Shared Waterfront Outcomes and Priorities

(Note:  To view Figure 1: Shared Waterfront Outcomes and Priorities, please refer to the Summary section of the report located under Background Information.) 

 

Our Toronto Waterfront: Gateway to the New Canada, the original overarching vision for Toronto's waterfront, was published by the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Task Force, led by Robert Fung, in 2000. This vision set in motion major planning approvals, including the Central Waterfront Secondary Plan and numerous precinct plans, as well as an extensive pipeline of development and infrastructure projects. Although, the Task Force vision is still relevant two decades later, the opportunity has emerged to renew it to reflect current priorities, including pressing factors such as the need to advance Reconciliation, recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, address the climate crisis, provide affordable housing and make progress on social equity issues.

 

Led by the City Manager and the City's Senior Leadership Team, City staff will be working with the City's waterfront partners, including Waterfront Toronto, CreateTO and the Provincial and Federal governments, to undertake a public consultation and stakeholder engagement process from November 2021 to January 2022 that will articulate a renewed unifying and multi-generational vision for the waterfront. The creation of the vision, which staff have called "Audacity," will be informed by a panel of expert volunteers, described below. This panel will meet three to four times in the coming months and will assist staff with framing the questions to be considered by members of the public and stakeholders through the consultation and engagement process. It is anticipated that the resulting renewed vision will be future-focused and will highlight the importance of the waterfront in driving the local, regional and national economy – in attracting talent and driving inclusion – and will be a key input for City, Provincial and Federal decision-makers in addressing shared public policy outcomes. As described above, staff will report to the Executive Committee in Q1 2022 with the results of the engagement process which will inform a renewed vision for the waterfront.

 

The public consultation and stakeholder engagement process described above will consider the full 43 km of Toronto's wider waterfront, from Etobicoke in the west to Scarborough in the east. This would be a change from the first phase of waterfront revitalization which has been focused in the 10 km central waterfront -- defined as the Designated Waterfront Area by the three governments; two parkland development projects were undertaken in Port Union and Mimico in the early years of the waterfront revitalization initiative, however, these were an exception. City staff are keen to engage the public and stakeholders to develop an expanded vision for waterfront revitalization in the western and eastern waterfronts, with a focus on opportunities to advance parks, natural heritage, shoreline resilience and active transportation projects. Staff will report further on this in Q1 2022; including the potential for tri-government participation and on roles and responsibilities in implementation.

 

2020 Waterfront Strategic Review Update

 

As part of the 2020 Waterfront Strategic Review Update, the City, with the assistance of its Provincial and Federal partners, engaged KPMG LLP to undertake a Background Study on the Waterfront Revitalization Initiative. This background study is appended to this report as Attachment 8. Among other conclusions, KPMG found that Toronto’s waterfront revitalization effort continues to be a nationally significant initiative that requires a tri-government approach and governance. In addition, KPMG found that Waterfront Toronto is achieving the three governments’ priorities, with significant progress made over the 2015 to 2020 scope of this review.

 

KPMG identified two important issues related to Waterfront Toronto's future. First, Waterfront Toronto is approaching fiscal uncertainty; the corporation currently receives funding from the three orders of government under the Port Lands Flood Protection Project contribution agreement which is expected to be fully drawn by the end of 2024. While Waterfront Toronto has land sale revenues to pursue the Quayside Project, additional tri-government investments will be required to advance other revitalization work. Second, the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation Act, 2002 includes provisions for the wind up of the corporation in 2028. If Waterfront Toronto is to continue beyond 2028, the government partners will need to work together to establish a plan to address Waterfront Toronto's future funding situation and legislative horizon.

 

These are important issues that the government partners are discussing; the issues will have to be addressed in the near term as the governments consider a further tri-government phase of waterfront revitalization; staff will report further on these issues as part of the report expected in Q1 2022.

 

Waterfront Toronto Consent Requests

 

Waterfront Toronto, through its Board of Directors, has requested that the government partners update its Revenue Consent so that it is consistent with the Qualified Donee status granted to the Corporation by Canada Revenue Agency under section 149(1) of the Income Tax Act. Qualified Donee status allows Waterfront Toronto to accept and issue tax receipts for charitable donations. Draft revised Revenue Consent language is appended to this report as Attachment 1.  Both the Province of Ontario and Government of Canada have secured Treasury Board approvals for this Revenue Consent amendment and language.

 

Consistent with Waterfront Toronto’s Fundraising Action Plan, as outlined in its Board-approved Rolling Five Year Strategic Plan (2020/21 – 2024/25), major terms for a Memorandum of Understanding that will govern City involvement and decision-making in relation to Waterfront Toronto's fundraising efforts have been drafted; these major terms are appended as Attachment 2. City staff will be involved in the process from project inception to implementation, with representation in the initiative through a City/Waterfront Toronto Fundraising Liaison Committee.

 

In addition, Waterfront Toronto has also requested that the City, Provincial and Federal governments approve an increase to the organization's borrowing limit and an extension to the term of the Authority to Borrow Money and Encumber Assets for Projects in the Designated Waterfront Area and for Bridge Financing ("Borrowing Consent"), originally approved by the three government partners in 2015. Waterfront Toronto has requested a revised limit of $90 million, extended to May 2028, as long as the organization continues to have sufficient collateral to support its required borrowing. Draft revised Consent language is appended to this report as Attachment 3. A higher credit facility would help bridge the gap between the time that expenditures are required to prepare lands for development and the time when revenues are realised through land sales and related sources. This issue is most relevant with respect to the five properties that are owned by Waterfront Toronto in Quayside. A term extension to the term of the Borrowing Consent would create alignment with the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation Act (which includes a provision for Waterfront Toronto to operate until May 15, 2028) and with Waterfront Toronto's post-construction obligations (e.g. monitoring and warranties) for the Port Lands Flood Protection project and Quayside. Waterfront Toronto's borrowing is, and will continue to be, closely monitored through regular reporting to the three orders of government.

 

Port Lands and Villiers Island Precinct Revitalization

 

This is the first report seeking Council direction on the development of the Port Lands since adoption of the Port Lands Planning Framework, Port Lands Official Plan Modification and Villiers Island Precinct Plan in December 2017.

 

The Port Lands, located to the southeast of Downtown Toronto, is the largest undeveloped area remaining in Toronto. It represents an area of roughly 325 hectares (800 acres), with approximately 200 hectares (500 acres) in CreateTO ownership. The Port Lands are currently being transformed by the massive Port Lands Flood Protection project. The centrepiece of this project is the rerouting of the mouth of the Don River to a newly formed and naturalized waterway, located to the south of the Keating Channel. The $1.25 billion project, being implemented by Waterfront Toronto and supported equally by the three orders of government, has been underway since 2017 and is currently on budget and on time for completion in 2024. Once completed, the flood protected areas in the Port Lands will be converted to naturalized lands, park and recreation areas, intensified employment and port districts, and mixed use development, allowing for new neighbourhoods to grow in parts of this area for the first time.

 

This report describes the areas of focus and the approvals process for the next stage of work in the Port Lands. As we look forward to the anticipated completion of the flood protection project in 2024 and with the Council adoption of the Port Lands Planning Framework in 2017, the table is now set for the next stage of revitalization. The work plan starts this year and will carry through completion of Flood Protection. It focuses on advancing necessary planning studies and approvals, resolving all remaining Ontario Land Tribunal appeals, advancing parks and infrastructure plans and creating development plans for publicly-owned lands.

 

The first precinct-level opportunity for mixed used development in the Port Lands is Villiers Island, a roughly 20 hectare (50 acre) area that will be become available for planned development following completion of the flood protection project. Development will be guided by the Council-adopted Villiers Island Precinct Plan, which identifies a range of permissible residential, commercial, catalytic and community uses. Given the precinct's unique profile, strong market attributes and high proportion of public ownership, the development program for Villiers Island will set an ambitious standard for complete community building through significant affordable housing, new transit, climate positive design and high-quality public realm. CreateTO is the majority landowner in Villiers Island, with additional properties owned by PortsToronto, Waterfront Toronto and private owners. It is anticipated that mixed use construction could begin in Villiers Island as early as 2025/26, with first residential occupancy targeted for 2027/28.

 

Beyond Villiers Island, other projects are planned or currently underway throughout the Port Lands. These include the continued build-out of Media City as one of Canada’s largest film production hubs, a new film studio in Turning Basin District, new employment uses in the South Port district, and various park and public realm projects. Over the long-term, additional mixed use development will extend into precincts adjacent to Villiers Island, including Keating Channel to the north, Polson Quay and South River to the south and McCleary District to the east. Early stage planning is currently underway for future growth in these areas. These initiatives are described in further detail in the report.

 

This report describes an approvals process for City Council to guide implementation of the work plan for Villiers Island and the Port Lands. For Villiers Island, a comprehensive Business and Implementation Plan will be prepared that describes the overall development concept and phasing plan, program requirements such as affordable housing and climate positive design, funding and financing, infrastructure costs and various asset management considerations (e.g., future ownership of public lands). In addition, the zoning by-law will be updated to align with the Villiers Island Precinct Plan in order to facilitate the accelerated development of the precinct. Pending Council adoption of the recommendations in this report, staff anticipate reporting further on this by mid-2022.

 

Finally, this report describes the roles and responsibilities of Waterfront Toronto, CreateTO and the City for the immediate next steps on Villiers Island. The need for greater clarity on roles and responsibilities was flagged in the 2015 Waterfront Strategic Review, the Provincial Auditor General 2018 value-for-money audit of Waterfront Toronto and again in the 2020 Waterfront Strategic Review Update. City staff are of the view that the best approach for the Port Lands, starting with Villiers Island, will be a partnership approach that involves both Waterfront Toronto and CreateTO, working in close collaboration with City Divisions. A staff governance structure has been established that will leverage the strengths of each partner, prevent duplication of effort and expedite the delivery of work plans. Staff will comment in further detail on this in the report that is anticipated for Q2 2022.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2021) Report and Attachments 1 to 7 from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services on Next Phase of Waterfront Revitalization
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-172179.pdf)

Attachment 8 - Waterfront Strategic Review Update, Background Study (KPMG LLP)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-172180.pdf)

Speakers

Tim Kocur, Waterfront Business Improvement Area
Mark Richardson, HousingNowTO.com

Communications (Committee)
(October 26, 2021) Letter from Craig McLuckie, President, Toronto Industry Network (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-137982.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from John Wilson and Cynthia Wilkey, Co-Chairs, West Don Lands Committee (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-138003.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from Mark J. Richardson, Technical Lead, HousingNowTO.com (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-138129.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 10, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New)

EX27.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Implementing a Small Business Property Tax Subclass
Mayor's second Key Matter and second Item of business on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

A communication has been submitted on this Item.

Bill 861 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council adopt the small business property tax subclass for the commercial property tax class (the "Subclass"), approve the Subclass eligibility criteria, the process to approve the inclusion of properties in the Subclass, and the process to address requests for reconsideration, appeals and other provisions related to the implementation and administration of the Subclass, and amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 767, Taxation, Property Tax, to add the Subclass, all in accordance with Attachment 1 to the report (October 13, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

2.  City Council direct the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to include, as part of 2022 recommended Operating Budget and the 2022 recommended tax policies, rates and ratios, effective for the 2022 taxation year, that:

 

a.  the residual commercial property tax class and the graduated tax rates for that property tax class be discontinued; and

 

b.  a single tax rate be adopted for the commercial property tax class.

 

3.  City Council adopt a tax rate reduction for the Subclass of 15 percent of the commercial property class tax rate, and City Council direct the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to ensure that the recommended tax rate for the commercial property tax class be set so as to fully fund the costs of the tax rate reduction provided to the Subclass.

 

4.  City Council appoint the Director, Revenue Services, to the role of Program Administrator as defined in Ontario Regulation 282/98, (the "Regulation") and delegate to the Director, Revenue Services the authority to exercise the powers of the Program Administrator under the Regulation including the authority to assess and annually designate those properties that meet the eligibility criteria for inclusion in the Subclass, to amend the eligible properties from time to time as properties become ineligible for inclusion in the Subclass due to changes in assessment value, usage, or other changes affecting eligibility, and to hear requests for reconsideration of inclusion or exclusion of properties from the Subclass, all in accordance with the Regulation.

 

5.  City Council appoint the Controller to the role of Appellate Authority as defined in the Regulation, and delegate to the Controller the authority to exercise the powers of the Appellate Authority under the Regulation including the authority to hear appeals of inclusion or exclusion of properties in the Subclass in accordance with the Regulation.

 

6.  City Council direct the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to report back to the Executive Committee after the initial year of the Small Business Property Tax Subclass (the “Subclass”), and provide any recommendations for changes to the design of the Subclass, taking into consideration:

 

a. the experience and relevant empirical data gathered from the first year of operation of the Subclass;

 

b. the objective of the having the Subclass provide a benefit to as many small businesses as reasonably and feasibly possible; and

 

c. the objective of ensuring that other commercial properties are not unduly burdened by an expansion of the Subclass, and that such changes also do not impede the much-needed recovery of Toronto’s office and business districts.

 

7.  City Council direct the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to report no later than the first quarter of 2022 on:  

 

a. the feasibility of developing a mechanism for ensuring that Subclass property owners with tenants in gross leases pass down the benefits of reduced property taxes to those tenants; and

 

b. if such a mechanism as described in Part 7.a. above is not feasible on the part of the City, whether there are any changes to Provincial law which could achieve that objective.

 
8.  City Council direct the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to report before the 2023 taxation year on the feasibility of:

 

a. adding Business Improvement Areas to the geographic areas covered under the Subclass, under section 3(a)(B)(i) of Attachment 1 to the report (October 12, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer;

 

b. developing additional criteria and/or an application-based system that would allow for strip malls, which have small businesses as tenants, to be included within the Subclass; and

 

c. developing an application-based system that would allow for additional small commercial properties, which fall outside of the current eligibility criteria of the Subclass, to be included within the Subclass.

 

9.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to submit the Bills necessary to amend Municipal Code Chapter 767, Taxation, Property Tax, to give effect to City Council's decision.

Origin
(October 12, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

At its February 2, 3 and 5, 2021 meeting, in its consideration of Item EX20.5: Property Tax Policies for 2021 along with a supplementary report entitled Supplementary Report: Considerations for Implementing a Small Business Subclass, Council adopted a series of tax policy recommendations for 2022 and future years.

 

In its consideration of these items, Council directed the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to conduct the analysis, program design and stakeholder consultations for a small business property tax subclass. The recommendations also included that the small business property subclass tax rate be set at a percentage reduction from the commercial general tax rate as soon as possible and no later than 2022.

 

In response to this direction, a number of City divisions worked collaboratively to design, prepare and deliver a series of online stakeholder consultation sessions, as well as an online survey, that were conducted over the course of June to August 2021. The feedback and information received from the various consultation sessions and online survey inform the conclusions and recommendations in this report.

 

This report seeks Council approval for the eligibility criteria, program parameters and administrative structure and the proposed financial requirements, including any required by-laws or by-law amendments, to implement the small business property tax subclass for the 2022 taxation year.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 12, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Implementing a Small Business Property Tax Subclass
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171982.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Summary of Program Requirements and Eligibility Criteria
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171983.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Summary of Stakeholder Consultations and Online Survey
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171984.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Public Consultations Slido™ Results
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171985.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Online Survey Results
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171986.pdf)

Speakers

John Kiru, Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas
Lionel Miskin, Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas
Adam Smith
Councillor Brad Bradford
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Communications (Committee)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Roselle Martino, Vice President, Public Policy Toronto, Region Board of Trade (EX.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-137828.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from Tony Elenis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-138002.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(October 28, 2021) E-mail from Jeff Mount (CC.Main)

EX27.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 13 

The First Parliament Site and Expropriation of City-owned Lands by Metrolinx for Transit Purposes
A communication has been submitted on this Item.
Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending expropriation of City-owned land by Metrolinx
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City to accept the advance payments of compensation offered by Metrolinx, without prejudice to the City's right to make a claim for further compensation, pursuant to Section 25 of the Expropriations Act for the expropriated properties at 271 Front Street East, 25 Berkeley Street and part of 44 Parliament Street, in the amounts set out in Confidential Attachment 1 and direct it to the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund (XR1012), to be held in trust until the development and site plans for the First Parliament lands are finalized.

 

2. City Council authorize the public release of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 13, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning following the full and final determination of the compensation payable to the City for the expropriation of the properties at 271 Front Street East, 25 Berkeley Street and part of 44 Parliament Street, by arbitration or appeal or, if settled, at the discretion of the City Solicitor.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Manager, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with the City-led First Parliament Working Group and the local Councillor on how the funds from the expropriation can be best used to achieve implementation and principles outlined in the First Parliament Master Plan.


4.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, in consultation with Toronto Public Library, to ensure that all interim relocation costs incurred by Toronto Public Library are accounted for in the final settlement offer from Metrolinx for the expropriation of 271 Front Street East, 25 Berkeley Street and 44 Parliament Street.


5. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Executive Director, Transit Expansion, to prioritize in the ongoing negotiations with Infrastructure Ontario with respect to the First Parliament Transit-Oriented Communities development the civic objectives outlined in the Master Plan and other local capital improvements, and to report back to the Executive Committee when the final Transit-Oriented Community development plan for First Parliament is presented, including but not limited to:

 

a. parkland and/or park improvements;


b. public realm improvements; and


c. affordable housing.


6.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Executive Director, Transit Expansion, to present alternative massing studies to Infrastructure Ontario on the Transit Oriented Communities proposals at 271 Front Street East, 25 Berkeley Street and 44 Parliament Street, and to report back to the Executive Committee on how City ideas and comments have been addressed when the final Transit-Oriented Communities development plan for First Parliament is presented.


7.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Executive Director, Transit Expansion and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to negotiate the provision of affordable housing, consistent with the City's policies for Inclusionary Zoning and the Housing Now initiative, in addition to Provincial requirements for affordable housing in the Transit-Oriented Communities proposal at First Parliament/Corktown, and to report back to the Executive Committee on such affordable housing options, including the approach to funding it, when the final Transit-Oriented Communities development plan for First Parliament is presented.


8.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Executive Director, Transit Expansion, to report back to the Executive Committee in a standalone report on the final Transit-Oriented Communities development plan for First Parliament.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee considered Items EX27.8 and EX27.9 together.

 

The Senior Development Planner, CreateTO gave a presentation on First Parliament Master Plan.

Origin
(October 13, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report responds to the following motions and recommendations as directed by City Council related to the following properties: 271 Front Street East, 25 Berkeley Street and the north portion of 44 Parliament Street (managed by Toronto Parking Authority) (collectively known as the "First Parliament Properties"), and the expropriation of the First Parliament Properties and the subsurface portion of Parliament Square Park partly located on the south side of 44 Parliament Street by Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario:

 

- MM31.35 Assessing Provincial Interest in the First Parliament Site - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Joe Cressy


- EX23.3 Provincial Transit-Oriented Communities Program


- MM35.30 Checking the Ticket - Understanding The Province’s Extraordinary Powers to Expropriate for Transit - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Joe Cressy


- MM35.31 Ensuring Retention of Community Benefits Through Provincial Expropriation of Municipally-owned Land - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Joe Cressy


- MM36.23 Local Planning and the First Parliament Master Plan - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Joe Cressy

 

This report also seeks City Council authority for the City to accept Metrolinx's advance payment of compensation, pursuant to Section 25 of the Expropriations Act, for the expropriation of First Parliament Properties and part of Parliament Square Park in the amounts set out in Confidential Attachment 1.   

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2021) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, the Executive Director, Transit Expansion Office, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on the First Parliament Site and Expropriation of City-owned Lands by Metrolinx for Transit Purposes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171988.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - Details of Advance Payments of Compensation from Metrolinx
Presentation from the Senior Development Planner, CreateTO on First Parliament Master Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-172479.pdf)

Speakers

Cynthia Wilkey, West Don Lands Committee
Diana Belshaw, Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association
Lance  Alexander
Adam Roy Cohoon
Stewart Linton, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Communications (Committee)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Laura S. Garzon (EX.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from David S. Crawford (EX.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Keith Bricknell (EX.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-137776.pdf)

(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Julie Beddoes (EX.Supp)
(October 24, 2021) Letter from Stewart Linton, President, on behalf of the Board of Directors, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (EX.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-137795.pdf)

(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Toby Tenenbaum (EX.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Isobel Collins (EX.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Adam Cohoon (EX.Supp)
(October 26, 2021) Letter from Rick Green, Chair, Federation of South Toronto Residents’ Associations (EX.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-137976.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) E-mail from Alan Barthel, President, Longboat Area Residents' Association (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-137939.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from Ian Morrison, Vice President and Secretary, The Spire Condominium (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-137940.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from Kristan Burley, President, Board of Directors, Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 782 (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-137984.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from Diana Belshaw, Vice-President and Chair, Development Committee, Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-138018.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) E-mail from Suzanne Kavanagh, Chair, Development Committee, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-138048.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from Andre Bermon, President, Corktown Toronto on behalf of the Board of Directors, Corktown Residents and Business Association  (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-138124.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from David Chan, President, East Waterfront Community Association (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-138144.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from Lester Brown (EX.New)
(October 26, 2021) E-mail from Arthur Klimowicz and Donna Patterson (EX.New)
(October 26, 2021) Letter from Cynthia Wilkey, Co-Chair and John Wilson, Co-Chair, West Don Lands Committee (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-138146.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) Letter from Mary Todorow (EX.New)
Communications (City Council)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Ian Morrison, Vice President and Secretary, TSCC-1864 (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138712.pdf)


EX27.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 13 

First Parliament Master Plan
A communication has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council endorse the First Parliament Master Plan in Attachment 1 to the report (October 13, 2021)from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning as a guiding document for development of the First Parliament Site.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee considered Items EX27.8 and EX27.9 together.

 

The Senior Development Planner, CreateTO gave a presentation on First Parliament Master Plan.

Origin
(October 13, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report seeks City Council endorsement of the First Parliament Master Plan.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on First Parliament Master Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-172097.pdf)

Attachment 1 - First Parliament Master Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-172182.pdf)

Presentation from the Senior Development Planner, CreateTO on First Parliament Master Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-172478.pdf)

Speakers

Cynthia Wilkey, West Don Lands Committee
Diana Belshaw, Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association
Lance Alexander
Adam Roy Cohoon

Communications (Committee)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Kathy Mills (EX.Supp)
(October 24, 2021) Letter from Diana Dell Wolfson (EX.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Laura S. Garzon (EX.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Julie Beddoes (EX.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Adam Cohoon (EX.Supp)
(October 26, 2021) Letter from Rick Green, Chair, Federation of South Toronto Residents’ Associations (EX.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-137977.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from Cynthia Wilkey and John Wilson, Co-Chairs, West Don Lands Committee (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-137999.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) E-mail from Joseph Mancuso (EX.New)
(October 26, 2021) Letter from Diana Belshaw, Vice-President and Chair, Development Committee, Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-138019.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from Suzanne Kavanagh, Chair, Development Committee, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-138023.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) Letter from Mary Todorow (EX.New)
Communications (City Council)
(November 2, 2021) E-mail from Bill Hountalas (CC.Supp)
(November 4, 2021) E-mail from Amy Wah (CC.Supp)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Laura Ierullo (CC.New)

EX27.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

CaféTO 2022 and Beyond
Communications have been submitted on this Item.

Bill 863 has been submitted on this Item.

First Item of business on Wednesday, November 10th
Public Notice Given
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to report back to the Executive Committee by the first quarter of 2023 to establish criteria for a permanent program of CaféTO curb lane/parklet cafés, which takes into consideration the following:

 

a. the impact of curb lane/parklet cafés on vehicle congestion and transit, including Wheel-Trans;

 

b. the impact of curb lane/parklet cafés on on-street parking, pay and display parking, residential permit parking and designated accessible parking;

 

c. the impact of curb lane/parklet cafés on freight and goods movement and delivery and commercial loading zones;

 

d. the impact of curb lane/parklet cafés on road user safety and requirements for emergency services;

 

e. the impact of curb lane/parklet cafés on road maintenance and capital work and coordination;

 

f. requirements to ensure that curb lane/parklet café spaces are accessible;

 

g. a review of the fee structure for all café types; and

 

h. any necessary modifications to Chapter 742, Sidewalk Cafés, Parklets and Marketing Displays required to implement the program.

 

2.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, as part of their examination of the transition to a permanent program, to include consideration of the possibility of:

 

a. more permanent structures and locations as part of CafeTO;

 

b. the installations of permanent services for suitable CafeTO locations; and 

 

c. a longer term approval of CafeTO locations to provide more investment certainty.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to establish a program for the review, approval and installation of curb lane/parklet cafés or public parklets without applicants having to comply with certain requirements of Municipal Code Chapter 742, Sidewalk Cafés, Parklets and Marketing Displays, from May 1, 2022 until November 7, 2022.

 

4.  In establishing a program under Part 3 above, City Council direct that the General Manager, Transportation Services and/or the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, shall consider:

 

a. which requirements from Municipal Code Chapter 742, Sidewalk Cafés, Parklets and Marketing Displays should apply to curb lane/parklet cafés or public parklets under the program;

 

b. appropriate guidelines for the General Manager, Transportation Services and/or the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to review and approve the curb lane/parklet cafés or public parklets under the program;

 

c. appropriate indemnification and insurance requirements to protect the City provided that the insurance requirement for the program requires at least $2,000,000 in commercial general liability coverage;

 

d. advice from the Medical Officer of Health to ensure the health and safety of all persons using the curb lane/parklet cafés or public parklets under the program; and

 

e. requirements for the location, materials, usage, maintenance and removal of the curb lane/parklet cafés or public parklets under the program to ensure the health and safety of all users of City highways, including:

 

i. that a café or parklet on a local road be closed and cleared of customers by 11:00 p.m. unless hours of operation have been imposed previously by a Community Council for an existing café or parklet area, in which case both the existing and the extended café or parklet area be operated in accordance with the Community Council-imposed hours;

 

ii. where conditions other than hours of operation have been imposed previously by Community Council for an existing café or parklet area, that both the existing and the extended café or parklet area must be operated in accordance with the Community Council-imposed conditions; and

 

iii. where conditions have been imposed by Community Council on sidewalk cafés, curb lane/parklet cafés or public parklets in similar circumstances, that those Community Council-imposed conditions should apply.

 

5.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop and implement an operational policy that ensures curb lane café operators make noticeable and sustained use of their assigned space, or be faced with the potential removal of their café area, at the discretion of the General Manager, Transportation Services or the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, with the policy to be developed in consideration of maintaining the aesthetic value of local streetscapes and restoring a balance of curbside uses.

 

6.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services and/or Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to approve applications to install and maintain curb lane/parklet cafés or public parklets where the application complies with the program adopted by the General Manager, Transportation Services, under Part 3 above, and where the approval conflicts with Municipal Code Chapter 742, Sidewalk Cafés, Parklets and Marketing Displays, the approval of the General Manager, Transportation Services and/or Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards shall prevail to the extent of the conflict.

  

7.  City Council waive application, transfer and permit fees required under Municipal Code Chapter 742, Sidewalk Cafés, Parklets and Marketing Displays, and Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, for any application, transfer or permit for a sidewalk café, curb lane/parklet café or public parklet received in the 2022 calendar year.

 

8.  City Council amend section 937-3.13 of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways, to:

 

a. delete the phrase "180 consecutive days" and insert the phrase "214 consecutive days";

 

b. delete the phrase "issued a permit under Chapter 742, Sidewalk Cafés, Parklets and Marketing Displays, or for a period up to and including 187 consecutive days where a 2020/22 café has been approved by the General Manager of Transportation Services from no earlier than May 8, 2021 to no later than November 10, 2021, inclusive, under Chapter 742, Sidewalk Cafés, Parklets and Marketing Displays"; and

 

c. insert the phrase "either issued a permit or granted an approval for that purpose by the General Manager, Transportation Services or Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, under Chapter 742, Sidewalk Cafés Parklets and Marketing Displays" after the phrase "where an applicant has been".

 

9.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services and/or Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards when approving a curb lane/parklet café under the CaféTO program, to confirm that the City of Toronto does not object to the temporary physical extension of liquor sales under Section 97 of Regulation 719 under the Liquor Licence Act for that approved area and to withdraw this confirmation if the operator of a sidewalk café, curb lane/parklet café or public parklet, in the opinion of the General Manager, Transportation Services or the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, subsequently fails to comply with the CaféTO program, applicable City By-laws or policies, or municipal or provincial orders.

  

10.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Planning and Housing Committee in the first quarter of 2022 on whether to extend the City-wide Temporary Use Zoning By-laws that ease restrictions on outdoor patios on private property.

 

11.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary Bills to give effect to City Council's decision and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or By-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor to give effect to the reasonable operation of the sidewalk cafés, curb lane/parklet cafés or public parklets under the program as described in the report (October 13, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture.

 

12.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, in consultation with the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to extend the CaféTO program (including the authority with respect to liquor sales, and the waiving of any applicable fees under Municipal Code Chapter 608, Parks) to allow for the review, approval, installation and maintenance of food and beverage patios operated by established restaurants and cafés immediately adjacent to, or located in, park spaces with hard surfacing from April 15, 2022 to April 14, 2023, inclusive, where the application complies with the program adopted by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and where the approval conflicts with any provision of Municipal Code Chapter 608, Parks, the approval of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation shall prevail to the extent of the conflict.

 

13.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 742, Sidewalk Cafés, Parklets and Marketing Displays, as follows:

 

a. delete sections 742-2.3,742-3.2 A. (2) and 742-4.3 B. (2) to remove the process for notice and the authority for the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to refuse an application for a sidewalk café if the City receives multiple objections to the application from members of the public during the 21-day period of public notice;

 

b. delete section 742-2.2 A. (2) to remove the requirement that an applicant must submit a letter signed by the owner of the adjoining property of the proposed sidewalk café, public parklet or marketing display indicating that the owner does not object to the application if the applicant is not the owner of the adjoining property;

 

c. amend sections 742.9.4 A. and B. to add the words "or occupant" after the words "property owner" so that where a permit holder or applicant wishes to extend their permit area in front of an adjacent property, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards will accept a letter from either the property owner or occupant of the adjacent property - and not just the property owner as currently worded - to consent to or revoke the consent for the use of the area in front of that adjacent property;

 

d. add the following new subsections D and E to section 742-9.4:

 

D. Despite Subsection A, where an applicant or permit holder has sought to contact the adjacent property owner through reasonable methods and has not received a response, the Executive Director may allow a permit area for a marketing display or sidewalk café to extend across the front of that adjacent property, or across the curbside area or parking area of that adjacent property in the case of a parklet café, where an applicant or permit holder has provided the Executive Director with proof in a form satisfactory to the Executive Director of their efforts to contact the adjacent property owner.

 

E. Should the Executive Director receive a letter from the adjacent property owner or occupant objecting to a permit area extension granted under Subsection D, the Executive Director will amend the permit area to remove the portion of the permit area which extends across the front of that adjacent property, and the reduction in permit area will be effective as of 30 days after notice is provided to the permit holder.

 

e. delete section 742-10.1 A. (1) to remove the condition that a permit area for a sidewalk café must require a minimum separation distance of 30 metres from the closest part of the permit area to the nearest lot in a Residential Zone Category or Residential Apartment Zone Category;

 

f. delete section 742-10.1 A. (3) to remove the condition that a permit area for a sidewalk café must require a minimum separation of six metres from the closest part of the permit area to the extended boundary of a lot in a Residential Zone or Residential Apartment Zone Category on the opposite side of the street across from the proposed permit area;

 

g. amend Section 742-10.7 by defining fencing to include delineating materials; and

 

h. amend Section 742-10.9 to require that propane heaters are installed and operated in conformity with the necessary specifications and regulations but remove the requirement that documentation be submitted to the City prior to their use so that the section now reads as follows:

 

§ 742-10.9. Portable propane heaters.

 

A. No permit holder shall install or operate a portable propane heater on a permit area unless:

 

(1) the permit area is for a frontage café, parklet café or public parklet; and

 

(2) the portable propane heater is:

 

(a) installed and operated in conformity with the manufacturer’s instructions and specifications, including clearance from combustibles and secured to the permit area utilizing the manufacturer’s listed parts;

 

(b) in compliance with the requirements as set out in Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 Ontario Regulation 211/01 Propane Storage and Handling or any successor regulation; and

 

(c) operated by persons who have completed a training course in the use of propane.

 

14.  City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to report to the December 7, 2021 meeting of the Executive Committee on:


a. the promotional programs that will be available to restaurants in 2022;


b. the plan for supporting restaurants in Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke and other inner suburban areas of Toronto; 


c. the grants available to restaurants with CaféTO on private property, and the plan to advertise this opportunity; and


d. the plan for plazaPOPS activations and the number of individual restaurants that stand to benefit from the plazaPOPS activations.

 

15.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to explore corporate partnerships for financial or in-kind support to assist the City with CaféTO operation and/or to provide the participating restaurants with necessary equipment for their patios.

 

16.  City Council direct City Staff to include funding request for the resources required to support CaféTO as part of the 2022 Budget process for City Council consideration.

 

17.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to report in the first quarter of 2022 on progress to date and future opportunities related to:

 

a. engaging [Scarborough] strip plaza restaurant operators through in person canvassing, consultations, business association intermediaries and other methods;

 

b. informing strip plaza owners about the benefits of Business Associations, CafeTO, and other City programs available to them; and 


c. allowing for multi-season patios under a formal, multi-year program.

Origin
(October 13, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The CaféTO program was launched in June 2020 to support restaurants and bars facing indoor dining capacity restrictions by providing expanSded outdoor dining space on the street and sidewalk. CaféTO was extended into 2021 and saw a 51% higher uptake compared to 2020, with over 1,200 restaurants participating. City Council also approved a temporary use zoning by-law which granted permission to restaurants to expand an outdoor dining space on private property without a requirement for an application with the City.

 

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on business owners and employees in the hospitality industry and it is expected that several years will be required before a full economic recovery from the pandemic is realized. This, coupled with the widespread support received for the program, indicates that there is a demand to make CaféTO permanent, which is the proposed direction for this program.

 

Making the program permanent requires a phased approach, beginning with simplifying the process to obtain a permanent sidewalk café permit. Curb lane/parklet cafés will be permitted city-wide through the CaféTO program in 2022 and staff will monitor the impact of curb lane closures to recommend location and design criteria for a permanent curb lane café permit program in 2023. This work is essential to ensure CaféTO aligns with other critical Council-approved policy objectives like surface transit prioritization, freight, goods and curbside management, cycling infrastructure, complete streets and overall streetscape and congestion management.

 

CaféTO is an important program to the hospitality industry which continues to recover from the effects of COVID-19. It also represents a transformational change in the way that we use and view our streets and sidewalks and has enhanced the vibrancy of our main streets and public realm - making the program permanent will capture the clear enthusiasm for a people-centric public realm in Toronto.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 13, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on CaféTO 2022 and Beyond
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171963.pdf)

Attachment 1 - CaféTO 2021 Public Survey Summary
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171922.pdf)

Attachment 2 - CaféTO 2021 Participation by Ward
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171923.pdf)

Public Notice - Proposed Amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-172223.pdf)

Speakers

John Kiru, Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas
Tony Grossi, Eataly Toronto
Councillor Brad Bradford
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Communications (Committee)
(October 20, 2021) E-mail from George Bell (EX.Supp)
(October 21, 2021) E-mail from Ian Flett (EX.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Emily Hogg (EX.Supp)
(October 24, 2021) Letter from Nico Dagnino, Managing Director, Eataly Canada (EX.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-137771.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Submission from John Kiru, Executive Director, Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas  (EX.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-137975.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 4, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp)

EX27.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Summary of COVID-19 Property Tax Payment Deferral Program
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council receive the report (October 8, 2021) from the Controller for information.

Origin
(October 8, 2021) Report from the Controller
Summary

This report responds to Item MM35.9: Supporting Small Businesses during the Pandemic by Eliminating Unfair Interest Payments, adopted at the July 14, 15 and 16, 2021 City Council meeting. This report presents a summary of the tax relief that was provided to eligible properties through the Property Tax Payment Deferral Program that was implemented by Council in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 impacts in May of 2020.  This report also provides an update on the number of properties that applied for a tax deferral but that subsequently failed to repay the full amount of deferred taxes by the November 30, 2020 deadline as required, and therefore incurred interest charges.

 

The objective of the Property Tax Deferral Program was to relieve some of the severe financial hardships experienced specifically due to COVID-19, which included residential and small business properties. In addition to this, the City provided further support for impacts arising from COVID-19 through a 60-day extension to property tax instalment and utility bill due dates, and a 60-day grace period, wherein late penalties and interest charges were not applied to property tax accounts with outstanding balances during the period March 16 to May 15, 2020.

 

Staff are not recommending a further property tax deferral program for 2021, nor an extension or continuation of the original program, nor any retroactive change to the eligibility or repayment requirements of the 2020 deferral program.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 8, 2021) Report from the Controller on Summary of COVID-19 Property Tax Payment Deferral Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171944.pdf)


EX27.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Basin Street Media Hub
Confidential Attachment - A pending disposition of land by the Board of Directors of Toronto Port Lands Company and a position, plan or instruction to be applied to negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of the Board of Directors of Toronto Port Lands Company
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the term sheet in substantially the form attached as Confidential Attachment 2 to the report (September 30, 2021) from the Executive Vice President, Strategic Development, CreateTO to the Toronto Port Lands Company Board of Directors.

 

2.  City Council authorize Toronto Port Lands Company to execute the term sheet in substantially the form attached as Confidential Attachment 2 to the report (September 30, 2021) from the Executive Vice President, Strategic Development, CreateTO to the Toronto Port Lands Company Board of Directors, and any lease resulting therefrom, provided that such lease is approved by or conditional upon approval by the CreateTO Board of Directors.

 

3.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (September 30, 2021) from the Executive Vice President, Strategic Development, CreateTO remain confidential in their entirety as they are about a pending disposition of land by the Board of Directors of Toronto Port Lands Company and about a position, plan or instruction to be applied to negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of the Board of Directors of Toronto Port Lands Company.

Origin
(October 12, 2021) Letter from the Board of Directors of CreateTO
Summary

At its meeting on October 12, 2021, CreateTO considered a Transmittal Letter from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO providing the Decision of the Toronto Port Lands Company (TPLC) Board of Directors concerning the item “Basin Media Hub - Term Sheet Update” as part of Item RA25.3 and made recommendations to City Council.

 

The Basin Media Hub is a development proposal being advanced by CreateTO on behalf of Toronto Port Lands Company (TPLC), for a purpose-built and state-of-the-art film, television, and digital media complex in the Film Studio District of the Port Lands. This development will significantly contribute to ongoing growth of Toronto’s screen-based industries and represent a major step forward in the revitalization of the Port Lands.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 12, 2021) Letter from the Board of Directors of CreateTO on Basin Street Media Hub
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171997.pdf)

(October 12, 2021) Transmittal Letter from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO - Decision of the Toronto Port Lands Company (TPLC) Board of Directors concerning the item “Basin Media Hub - Term Sheet Update”
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171998.pdf)

(September 30, 2021) Report from the Executive Vice President, Strategic Development, CreateTO to the TPLC Board on October 12, 2021 (“Basin Media Hub - Term Sheet Update”)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171999.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Summary of Selection Process, Successful Proposal and Key Term Sheet Conditions
Confidential Attachment 2 - Term Sheet

EX27.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Award of Negotiated Request for Proposal Ariba Document Number 2604476104 to Election Systems and Software Canada ULC for the Provision of Vote Counting Equipment for the City Clerk's Office
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council, in accordance with Section 195-8.5B of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 195 (Purchasing By-Law), authorize the City Clerk to enter into and execute an agreement, and any ancillary documents required to give effect to the agreement, with Election Systems and Software Canada ULC, being the top-ranked proponent meeting the requirements set out in the Negotiated Request for Proposals, for the purchase of vote counting equipment and related services, for a period of 10 years, with options in favour of the City to extend for up to five additional one year terms, in the amount of up to $14,714,569, net of all taxes and charges ($14,973,545 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries); the agreement will be in accordance with the terms and conditions as set out in the Negotiated Request for Proposals and any other terms and conditions satisfactory to the City Clerk, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(October 12, 2021) Report from the City Clerk and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management
Summary

The City of Toronto's current vote counting equipment has reached the end of its life, meaning that it cannot be adequately maintained and supported for further business functionality. A competitive procurement process was undertaken to acquire new equipment for use in the 2022 municipal general election and future years.

 

The purpose of this report is to advise on the results of Negotiated Request for Proposals (nRFP) Document Number 2604476104 for the provision of vote counting equipment, including digital scan tabulators, ballot marking devices, central count technology for mail-in ballot services and the required software and services. Authority is requested for the City Clerk to enter into and execute an agreement with the recommended Supplier, Election Systems and Software Canada ULC ("ES&S"), to purchase the equipment and services for the amount of $14,714,569, net of all taxes and charges ($14,973,545 net of HST recoveries).

Background Information (Committee)
(October 12, 2021) Report from the City Clerk and Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Award of Negotiated Request for Proposal Ariba Document Number 2604476104 to Election Systems and Software Canada ULC for the Provision of Vote Counting Equipment for the City Clerk's Office
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171940.pdf)

Appendix A - Selection Committee Team Members and Roles
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171941.pdf)

Appendix B - Fairness Monitor Attestation Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171942.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(October 21, 2021) Letter from Amanda MacKenzie, National Director, Public Affairs, March of Dimes Canada (EX.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-137707.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from Michael Urban, Co-chairperson, Ranked Ballot Initiative of Toronto (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-137993.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) Letter from Tom Burt, President and Chief Executive Officer, Election Systems and Software (EX.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-138135.pdf)


EX27.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Funding Cuts to AIDS Committee of Toronto and Other Health Service Providers
Communications have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council express its disappointment and concern with the Federal Government’s decision to significantly reduce funding the HIV/AIDS health service providers in Toronto and across Canada.

 

2. City Council support the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health’s recommendation and urge the Federal Government to increase the federal HIV/AIDS strategy funding to $100 million annually beginning in 2022.

Origin
(September 27, 2021) Letter from the Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Advisory Committee
Summary

At its meeting on September 27, 2021, the Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Advisory Committee considered Item QS3.8 and made recommendations to City Council.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 27, 2021) Letter from the Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Advisory Committee on Funding Cuts to AIDS Committee of Toronto and Other Health Service Providers
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171919.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Chair, Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Advisory Committee on Funding Cuts to AIDS Committee of Toronto and Other Health Service Providers
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171920.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Cate McKim (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Pippa Stevenson (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from G. Rallis (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Andrew James Paterson (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Richard Pond (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Ashley Langstein (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Steve Poisson (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Kelly Cade (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Darrell Jensen (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Jackie Price (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Fuat Tuac (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Frank Velikonja (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Craig White (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Joe Fidilio (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Trevor Hart (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Larry Moore (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Serge Mounin (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Julia Creglia (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Sarah Lindsay (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Michèle Breton (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Matthew Sime (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Drew Mineault (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Ed Janiszewski (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from David Kurdyla (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Stephen Taylor (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Zhan (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Beth Carlson (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Doug Arcand and Alnoor Karmali (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from George Pyron (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Bob Dann (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Dwayne Dinn (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Joshua Terry (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Chris Di Nova (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Roberto Iacovissi (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Celedonio Gloria (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Lisa MacKay (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from M-P Joanis (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Roger Warren (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Greg Parsons (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Michon Trapman (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Norman Britting (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Gary (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) Letter from Ronald Haynes (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from James Ip (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Karim Karsan (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Larry Ko (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Liam McElheron (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Aya Oryem (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Kevin Wagman (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Dorothy Winton (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Anna Yeung (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Jane Nugent (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Brodie Macleod (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Dennis Hawkins (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Doug Watkins (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Duncan MacLachlan (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Helen Knight (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Joe Hamilton (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Will Webb (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Jerry Hogan (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Heinz Gebers (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Leah Beck (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from David Moffat (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Robert Sauer (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Glenn Bonnetta (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Eaton (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Douglas Ferguson (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Lizzy Racz (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Lisa Stirling (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Kevin Kelly (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Karen Lavut (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Peter Shepherd (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Paul Devereaux (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from John Tinkler (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from David Matarasso (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Mark Klajman (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Mary Ellen Aitchison (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Cameron North (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Catherine A. Burchell (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Peter Kerrivan (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Frances McCallum (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Loxmaxi (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Paul Lewis (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Marc Lalonde (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Mark McGovern (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Peter Smith and Michael Trudel (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Mathieu Marcil (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Julia Leep (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Keith W. Piggott (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Nicholas Sammond (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Aaron Bangay (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Roy Hunt (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Larry Bent (CC.New)
(November 10, 2021) E-mail from Jose Zuluaga (CC.New)
(November 10, 2021) E-mail from Peter Morris  (CC.New)
(November 10, 2021) E-mail from Steven Yeung (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Laurent Goulet (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Dane Griffiths (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Peter Morris (CC.New)
(November 10, 2021) E-mail from Cameron North (CC.New)
(November 11, 2021) E-mail from Owen Milburn (CC.New)
(November 11, 2021) E-mail from Phillip Ing (CC.New)
(November 11, 2021) E-mail from Siobhan NiLoughlin (CC.New)
(November 12, 2021) E-mail from Dan Ham (CC.New)

EX27.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19 

Association of Community Centres Settlement of Operating Results for Year Ended 2019
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the 2019 operating surpluses of eight of the centres (Applegrove Community Complex, Community Centre 55, Cecil Street Community Centre, Central Eglinton Community Centre, Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre, Ralph Thornton Community Centre, Swansea Town Hall Community Centre and Waterfront Community Centre) totalling $101,540 be paid to the City of Toronto and the City of Toronto provide one centre (Scadding Court Community Centre) with a supplementary subsidy to fund the operating deficit of $18,758, resulting in a net operating surplus of $82,782 to be received by the City, as illustrated in Appendix A to the report (September 27, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Origin
(October 8, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

This report recommends settlement with the Association of Community Centres for 2019 based on audited financial results.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 8, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee on Association of Community Centres Settlement of Operating Results for Year Ended 2019
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171956.pdf)


EX27.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5, 8, 9, 13, 15, 18, 19 

Arena Boards of Management 2019 Operating Surpluses / Deficits Settlement
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct that the 2019 operating surpluses totalling $30,309 from three Arenas (McCormick, North Toronto Memorial and Ted Reeve) be paid to the City of Toronto and be used, in part, to fund the cumulative operating deficit of $205,582 for four Arenas (George Bell, William H. Bolton, Forest Hill Memorial, and Moss Park), resulting in a net operating deficit of $175,273 to be funded by the City, as illustrated in Appendix A, column (g), to the report (September 24, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 
2. City Council direct that the funding provision from the 2019 Final Year-End Operating Budget Variance report of $100,143 be applied to the 2019 net deficit and a funding provision of $75,130 be made through the 2021 Year-End Operating Variance Report, as shown in the attached Appendix A, titled "2019 Program Summary", to the report (September 24, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Origin
(October 8, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

On an annual basis, the City of Toronto receives the audited financial statements from various Arena Boards of Management. The financial statements allow the City to determine whether additional operating subsidy payments need to be provided to or clawed back from the Arenas to settle their operating deficits or surpluses.

 

This report recommends the settlement of seven of the Arenas' operating surpluses and deficits for 2019, based on audited financial results. At the time of preparation of this report, the audited financial statements for Leaside Memorial Community Gardens Arena was still in progress and therefore will be presented in a future report for consideration and approval purposes.

 

While normally the prior year end settlement reports for both Arena Boards and Association of Community Centres are submitted together to Council in the following year, the 2019 settlement reports were delayed due to delays in completing the Arena Board 2019 audits, and further delayed by the impact of COVID-19 on the City's 2020 priorities.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 8, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee on Arena Boards of Management 2019 Operating Surpluses / Deficits Settlement
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-171957.pdf)


Audit Committee - Meeting 10
AU10.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Auditor General's 2021 Consolidated Status Report on Outstanding Recommendations
Confidential Attachment - The security of property of the City or local boards, personal matters about identifiable individuals, including City employees, litigation or potential litigation affecting the City or a local board and criteria to be applied to negotiations that will be carried on by or on behalf of the City of Toronto, including information regarding the criteria that should be applied when negotiating and preparing contracts.
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 20, 2021) from the Auditor General remain confidential in its entirety, as it pertains to the security of property belonging to the City of Toronto or local boards, personal matters about identifiable individuals, including City of Toronto employees, litigation or potential litigation affecting the City of Toronto or a local board and describes criteria to be applied to negotiations that will be carried on by, or on behalf of, the City of Toronto, including information regarding the criteria that should be applied when negotiating and preparing contracts.

Origin
(October 20, 2021) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

This consolidated status report summarizes the 2021 recommendation follow-up results for all City divisions, the City Manager's Office, agencies and corporations, and recommendations issued by the Auditor General's Forensic Unit.

 

During 2021, we verified 177 recommendations. Since inception, the Auditor General has verified 81 per cent of recommendations as fully implemented or no longer relevant.

 

We performed a significant amount of follow-up work on verifying high priority recommendations implemented by City Divisions in our last follow-up cycle. The results of our review were reported to Audit Committee at its meeting on July 7, 2021 and later to Council on July 14-16, 2021. The July 2021 status report on outstanding recommendations is available at:

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.AU9.6

 

Separate Follow-Up Report on Cybersecurity Recommendations

 

Given the critical nature of recommendations from the report entitled: "Cyber Safety - Critical Infrastructure Systems: Toronto Water SCADA System" we also dedicated resources to verify implementation of the recommendations in that report. The results of that follow-up are being separately reported to the November 2, 2021 Audit Committee and are not included in the results of this report due to the timing of the work performed.

 

November 2021 Consolidated Status Report on Outstanding Recommendations

 

This report provides an update on our follow-up results since our last report to Audit Committee. Specifically we are reporting on:

 

- Results of recommendations verified at major agencies and corporations (Toronto Transit Commission and Toronto Community Housing Corporation);

 

- Management's actions to implement our recommendations, as of October 1, 2021; and

 

- High priority recommendations that management still needs to implement, as of October 1, 2021.

 

Results of recommendations verified at major agencies and corporations

 

In this round of follow-up, we focused on verifying the status of high priority recommendations management reported as fully implemented at the City's major agencies and corporations. Specifically, at Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC).

 

Table 1 - Consolidated Results of the Auditor General's 2021 Recommendation Follow-Up at Major Agencies and Corporations

 

 

Status of Recommendations Verified by the Auditor General**

Status of Open Recommendations as Reported by Management as of October 1, 2021

Agencies and Corporations

FI*

N/A*

NFI*

Total

FI (not verified

by AGO)

N/A

NFI

Total

Toronto Transit Commission

39

2

5

46

35

1

80

116

TCHC

11

1

2

14

3

0

8

11

Total

50

3

7

60

38

1

88

127

*FI = Fully implemented, N/A = No longer relevant, NFI = Not fully implemented

**Status of recommendations verified for TTC as of March 2021; status of recommendations verified for TCHC as of June 2021

 

Management's actions to implement our recommendations (as at October 1, 2021, not yet verified)

 

As at October 1, 2021, there were 209 recommendations (including 86 high priority) reported by management as fully implemented or no longer relevant. These recommendations (for City divisions, agencies and corporations, and recommendations from fraud and waste investigations) still need to be verified by the Auditor General. This highlights that management is taking action to address our recommendations, according to their assessment.

 

High priority recommendations that management needs to implement, as of October 1, 2021

 

Of the 451 not fully implemented recommendations issued to City divisions and agencies and corporations, 202 are considered high priority. Management's actions to implement these high priority recommendations are included in Attachment 2, Attachment 5 or Confidential Attachment 1.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 20, 2021) Report from the Auditor General on Auditor General's 2021 Consolidated Status Report on Outstanding Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172256.pdf)

Attachment 1 - City Divisions Public Recommendations - Fully Implemented (Verified by the Auditor General)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172258.pdf)

Attachment 2 - City Divisions Public High Priority Recommendations - Not Fully Implemented (Status Not Verified by the Auditor General)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172259.pdf)

Attachment 3 - City Divisions, Agencies and Corporations - Fully Implemented or No Longer Relevant Recommendations (Status Not Verified by the Auditor General)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172260.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Fraud and Waste Investigation Recommendations Status as Reported by Management (Fully Implemented or No Longer Relevant Not Verified by the Auditor General and Not Fully Implemented High Priority)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172261.pdf)

(August 31, 2021) Attachment 5 - Toronto Transit Commission - Results of 2021 Follow-Up of Previous Audit Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172262.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - City Divisions - Fully Implemented, Not Fully Implemented Recommendations (Not Verified by the Auditor General)

AU10.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Auditor General's Office 2022 Work Plan
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the Auditor General's 2022 Work Plan, as outlined in the report (October 19, 2021) from the Auditor General, for information.

 

2.  City Council request the Auditor General to consider adding an assessment of Toronto Hydro cybersecurity or any other operating technology in any City division, agency or corporation to the Auditor General's 2022 Work Plan.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Audit Committee considered Items AU10.2 and AU10.3 together.

 

The Auditor General gave a presentation on Auditor General's 2022 Operating Budget and 2022 Work Plan.

Origin
(November 1, 2021) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with an overview of the work the Auditor General plans to conduct in 2022. Audit projects included in the Annual Work Plan are identified through a risk assessment process conducted periodically, a review of emerging issues, and an analysis of trends in allegations made to the Fraud and Waste Hotline. The Auditor General also considers the views and experience of City Councillors and City management. The Auditor General may amend the Annual Work Plan if new priorities arise.

 

The Auditor General's 2022 Budget Request is being presented to the Audit Committee at the same meeting as this 2022 Work Plan. The Auditor General is asking for Council's continued support by restoring her office budget to pre-pandemic levels to help address critical emerging issues and an expanded mandate.

 

The Auditor General's budget request reflects funding needed to help address the following:

 

1.  Responding to an expanded mandate and inflow of requests for audits;

 

2.  Providing valuable independent oversight of critical systems to ensure the City is well-positioned to detect, mitigate, and respond to IT and cybersecurity risks;

 

3.  Conducting investigations on serious, time-sensitive issues; and

 

4.  Undertaking the City-wide COVID-19 Continuous Improvement Audit.

 

In light of audit requests from the Toronto Police Services and Toronto Public Library Boards, both of which are restricted boards, an influx of City Council requests for specific audits, and the need to address emerging risks including cyber security, the Auditor General must prioritize the projects she can carry out now (Table 1), versus those that need to be delayed into future years. Projects that can only be considered if additional budget funding is received are included in Table 2. The Auditor General has explained the implications of these additional demands through her 2022 Operating Budget, which is also being tabled at the same Audit Committee. Both reports should be considered together.

 

Where Council requests an audit, the Auditor General considers potential risks to the City before deciding whether it can be prioritized over another project on her Work Plan. However, completing requests in a timely manner is not always feasible with her limited staff resources, so work is prioritized. The Auditor General was able to incorporate some important City Council requests into her 2022 Work Plan, including: cybersecurity critical system reviews, Toronto Police audits and an audit of affordable rental replacement units.

 

The Work Plan includes projects that have been identified through the risk and opportunities assessment. The projects are organized as follows:

 

- projects currently in progress or soon to be initiated (Table 1);

 

- projects that can be added to our 2022 Work Plan if Council approves our budget request to restore to 2020 budget level (Table 2);

 

- projects on the horizon for 2022-2023 (Table 3); and

 

- backlog list of projects that we would like to complete over the longer term (Attachment 3).

Background Information (Committee)
(November 1, 2021) Revised report from the Auditor General on Auditor General's Office 2022 Work Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172597.pdf)

(October 19, 2021) Report from the Auditor General on Auditor General's Office 2022 Work Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172206.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Reports Issued from 2016 to 2021
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172207.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Risk Factors Criteria Used in City-Wide Risk Assessment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172208.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Backlog of Audit Projects
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172209.pdf)

(October 26, 2020) Attachment 4 - Toronto Public Library Board Approval of Auditor General's Proposed Audit Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172210.pdf)

(November 10, 2020) Attachment 5 - Auditor General's Proposed Audit Plan Approved by the Toronto Police Services Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172211.pdf)

(November 2, 2021) Presentation from the Auditor General on Auditor General's 2022 Operating Budget and 2022 Work Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172619.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Paul Ainslie


AU10.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Auditor General's Cybersecurity Review: Toronto Fire Services Critical Systems Review
Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the City of Toronto or one of its agencies and corporations.
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the confidential instructions to staff in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 25, 2021) from the Auditor General.

 

2.  City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager - Emergency Management, Toronto Fire Services to report to the Audit Committee by the end of the first quarter of 2022 with an update on the implementation status of the Auditor General's recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 25, 2021) from the Auditor General.

 

3.  City Council request the City Manager to report to the next meeting of the Audit Committee on the ongoing governance structure that will be in place to effectively identify, plan for and mitigate cybersecurity risks across the City of Toronto, including all City divisions, agencies and corporations, and the governance framework to ensure that City divisions, agencies and corporations are effectively managing their cybersecurity risks and responding as new risks arise.

 

4.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 25, 2021) from the Auditor General be released publicly at the discretion of the Auditor General, after discussions with the appropriate City Officials.

 

5.  City Council direct that the confidential presentation (November 2, 2021) from the Auditor General be released publicly at the discretion of the Auditor General, after discussions with the appropriate City Officials.

 

6.  City Council direct that the confidential presentation (November 2, 2021) from the Fire Chief and General Manager - Emergency Services, Toronto Fire Services remain confidential in its entirely, as it pertains to the security of the property of the City of Toronto or one of its agencies and corporations.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Audit Committee recessed its public session to meet in closed session to consider this item, as it pertains to the security of the property of the City of Toronto or one of its agencies and corporations.

Origin
(October 25, 2021) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

Cyberattacks are widely considered to be one of the most critical operational risks facing organizations.

 

This Phase 1 report includes the results of a review of critical systems in Toronto Fire Services (TFS).

 

This report contains two administrative recommendations. The confidential findings and recommendations from our review are contained in Confidential Attachment 1.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 25, 2021) Report from the Auditor General on Auditor General's Cybersecurity Review: Toronto Fire Services Critical Systems Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172402.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - Auditor General's Cybersecurity Review: Toronto Fire Services Critical Systems Review
(November 2, 2021) Confidential presentation from the Auditor General on Auditor General's Cybersecurity Review: Toronto Fire Services Critical Systems Review
(November 2, 2021) Confidential presentation from the Fire Chief and General Manager - Emergency Services, Toronto Fire Services on Cyber Security Review: Toronto Fire Services Progress To Date
Background Information (City Council)
Confidential Attachment to motion 1 by Councillor Stephen Holyday

AU10.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Water Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System Security - Results of 2021 Follow-Up of Previous Audit Recommendations
Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the City of Toronto or one of its agencies and corporations.
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct that the confidential presentation (November 2, 2021) from the Auditor General be released publicly at the discretion of the Auditor General, after discussions with the appropriate City Officials.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Audit Committee recessed its public session to meet in closed session to consider this item, as it pertains to the security of the property of the City of Toronto or one of its agencies and corporations.

Origin
(October 20, 2021) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

In 2019, the Auditor General became aware of attacks on critical water systems in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. In addition, there were a number of alerts issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, and other agencies.

 

These alerts included attacks and ransomware campaigns by foreign states, including an alert in March 2018 from the DHS and the FBI about a multi-stage intrusion campaign by Russian government cyber actors who targeted small commercial facilities' networks. The attackers staged malware, conducted spear phishing, and gained remote access into energy sector networks. After obtaining access, the cyber actors conducted network reconnaissance, moved laterally, and collected information pertaining to Industrial Control Systems (ICS).

 

The Auditor General became particularly concerned when she learned of a threat published by the U.S. Attorney General Cyber Digital Task Force describing that:

 

"Iranian hackers… gained access to the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition ("SCADA") system of a dam in New York, allowing him to obtain information regarding the dam's status and operation. Had the system not been under maintenance at the time, the hacker would have been able to control the dam's sluice gate."

 

The Auditor General's concern was that if hackers could gain access and remotely move the doors on a dam, they could possibly also do other damage like manipulating chemicals in a water system.

 

After considering the increased risks, the increased number of alerts and the importance of cybersecurity at our own critical systems, the Auditor General fast-tracked an audit of the Toronto Water SCADA network in November 2019. The Auditor General had just completed a cybersecurity assessment of the City's overall IT infrastructure.

 

The audit of Toronto Water's SCADA system was the Office's first audit of the City's critical infrastructure Operational Technology (OT) systems. The objectives of the audit were to assess the adequacy of controls in place to address potential threats to the SCADA network, systems and applications. The results were tabled at the February 10, 2020 Audit Committee through a confidential report.

 

Following the initial audit, there were increased attacks on water facilities and other critical infrastructure systems. Those attacks are becoming more sophisticated and focused.

 

Recent Cybersecurity Incidents on Water Facilities/SCADA Systems:

 

1.  Compromise of U.S. Water Treatment Facility
 

An alert from the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warned water system operators that there was a remote attack where the attacker tried to change the chemicals in the water supply. According to the Agency:

 

"On February 5, 2021, unidentified cyber actors obtained unauthorized access to the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system at a U.S. drinking water treatment facility.

 

The unidentified actors used the SCADA system's software to increase the amount of sodium hydroxide, also known as lye, a caustic chemical, as part of the water treatment process.

 

Water treatment plant personnel immediately noticed the change in dosing amounts and corrected the issue before the SCADA system's software detected the manipulation and alarmed due to the unauthorized change… The cyber actors likely accessed the system by exploiting cybersecurity weaknesses, including poor password security, and an outdated operating system. Early information indicates it is possible that a desktop sharing software, such as TeamViewer, may have been used to gain unauthorized access to the system, although this cannot be confirmed…"

 

2.  Ransomware Attack on SCADA Systems at Three Water Facilities in U.S.
 

The October 14, 2021, alert from the above-referenced U.S. government agencies describes recent ransomware attacks that impacted industrial control systems (ICS) at water facilities:

 

- In the first incident, cybercriminals used unknown ransomware to target a water facility in Nevada in March 2021. The malware affected SCADA and backup systems.


- In the second incident, hackers deployed the ZuCaNo ransomware, which made its way onto a wastewater SCADA computer in Maine in July 2021. The treatment system was run manually until the SCADA computer was restored using local control and more frequent operator rounds.


- In the third incident, threat actors deployed a piece of ransomware named Ghost on the systems of a water plant in California in August 2021. The ransomware was discovered roughly a month after the initial breach, after the organization noticed three SCADA servers displaying a ransomware message.

 

Following up on Toronto Water's progress

 

The Auditor General regularly reviews the implementation status of recommendations and reports the results to City Council through the Audit Committee. This follow-up review assessed Toronto Water's progress towards addressing issues and recommendations raised in the February 2020 report so that the SCADA network, systems and applications remain protected.

 

To verify the implementation of audit recommendations, we undertook significant work to re-test the physical security at selected water facilities, network security and user access management of the SCADA network, systems and applications to identify any remaining gaps.

 

Testing Results – Progress made by Toronto Water

 

The initial audit was timely, and based on our testing, we found that Toronto Water has implemented many recommendations and made substantial progress in many areas. The following are some key areas where the Auditor General found significant progress:

 

- Physical security at water facilities and IT equipment;


- Implementation of technical fixes related to cybersecurity;


- Discontinuation of outdated systems and devices; and


- Staff training and awareness.

 
The results of the testing will be provided to City Council through the Audit Committee in a separate confidential report.

 

Of note, we noticed a culture shift at Toronto Water in the level of awareness and importance of staying vigilant for cybersecurity risks. Going forward, however, cybersecurity risks will continue to evolve and change. Toronto Water needs to finish implementing the recommendations and directly monitor for and address any new security risks.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 20, 2021) Report from the Auditor General on Toronto Water Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System Security - Results of 2021 Follow-Up of Previous Audit Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172299.pdf)

(November 2, 2021) Confidential presentation from the Auditor General on Toronto Water Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System Security - Results of 2021 Follow-Up of Previous Audit Recommendations

AU10.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Status of Audit Recommendations for the Technology Services Division
Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the City of Toronto.
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the City Manager to report to the Audit Committee in the second quarter of 2022 with information from each City of Toronto division, agency and corporation on their IT Disaster Recovery Plan should the City's systems, technology, communications or backups be made unavailable.

 

2.  City Council request the Chief Technology Officer to report to the Audit Committee in the second quarter of 2022 on the status of the City of Toronto's Corporate Technology Services Disaster Recovery Plan, including implementation, testing and a full project plan for any outstanding work.

 

3.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (October 19, 2021) from the Chief Technology Officer remain confidential in their entirety, as they pertain to the security of the property of the City of Toronto.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Audit Committee recessed its public session to meet in closed session to consider this item, as it pertains to the security of the property of the City of Toronto.

Origin
(October 19, 2021) Report from the Chief Technology Officer
Summary

This report is pursuant to an Audit Committee motion on Item AU9.6, "Auditor General's Status Report on Outstanding Recommendations", at its meeting on July 7, 2021. At this meeting, the Audit Committee directed the Chief Technology Officer to report to the November 2, 2021 meeting of the Audit Committee with an update on the status of completed and uncompleted recommendations and explanations for why recommendations have not been completed.

 

In 2020, the Auditor General's Office (AGO) introduced an online audit management system, which allows Divisional management to view the audit recommendations assigned to their Divisions. Audit Management System includes all recommendations that are not fully implemented by the Division. Audit recommendations, closed as fully implemented prior to introduction of Audit Management System, are not part of Audit Management System.

 

Technology Services Division (TSD) has been assigned 87 recommendations in Audit Management System. These audit recommendations include recommendations directly assigned to TSD as well as those that are assigned to other Divisions with TSD in a supporting role. Table 1 below provides a summary of all the audit recommendations assigned to TSD in Audit Management System.

 

Table 1 - Number of Audit Recommendations Based on the Assigned Division as of October 1, 2021

 

Audit Recommendations assigned to TSD (as part of TSD Audit Reports)

73

Audit Recommendations supported by TSD (as part of Other Divisions'* Audit Reports)

14

Total Audit Recommendations for TSD in Audit Management System

87

*Other Divisions include PMMD, People and Equity, Toronto Water, Financial Planning Division, Toronto Court Services, SSHA, and Toronto Transit Commission.

 

This report focuses on a status update and analysis of 73 audit recommendations assigned to TSD as part of TSD Audit Reports. Details of the 14 audit recommendations where TSD is in a supporting role are provided in Confidential Attachment 2. Audit recommendations assigned solely to Office of Chief Information Security Officer are not included in this report, as they are not assigned to TSD in Audit Management System.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 19, 2021) Report from the Chief Technology Officer on Status of Audit Recommendations for the Technology Services Division
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172401.pdf)

(October 1, 2021) Attachment 1 - Technology Services Division - Fully Implemented Audit Recommendations (Verified by the Auditor General)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172200.pdf)

(October 1, 2021) Attachment 2 - Technology Services Division - Fully Implemented Audit Recommendations (Not Verified by the Auditor General)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172201.pdf)

(October 1, 2021) Attachment 3 - Technology Services Division - Not Fully Implemented Audit Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172400.pdf)

(October 1, 2021) Confidential Attachment 1 - Technology Services Division - Fully Implemented and Not Fully Implemented Confidential Audit Recommendations
(October 1, 2021) Confidential Attachment 2 - Other Divisions Audit Recommendations - Supported by Technology Services Division

AU10.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 9 

Arenas - 2020 Audited Financial Statements for McCormick Playground Arena and Status of 2020 Audited Financial Statements
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the City of Toronto's Arena Boards of Management to submit their outstanding Audited Annual Financial Statements to the City of Toronto, through the Auditor General, no later than December 15, 2021, or where this is not possible, to send a letter to the Audit Committee by December 15, 2021 on the status of their Audited Annual Financial Statements, the reason(s) for the delay and the date they will be submitted.

 

2.  City Council request the City Manager to report back to City Council, through the Audit Committee, in the first quarter of 2022 on any instances of non-compliance with Recommendation 1 above and remedies and recommendations to be considered by City Council.

 

3.  City Council direct that, effective in 2022, the City of Toronto's Arena Boards of Management submit their Audited Annual Financial Statements and related documents directly to the Audit Committee through the City Clerk.

 

4.  City Council receive the 2020 Audited Financial Statements for McCormick Playground Arena in Attachment 1 to the report (October 18, 2021) from the Auditor General for information.

Origin
(October 18, 2021) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Audit Committee and City Council with the 2020 audited financial statements of McCormick Playground Arena and the status of 2020 audited financial statements for Arenas.

 

The 2020 audited financial statements for the eight City Arenas are presented to the Audit Committee after approval by their respective Boards or Committees of Management.

 

At the time of preparation of this report, the 2020 audit for one Arena had been completed. Of the remaining seven Arenas, the audits of four are in progress, two have not yet started and one is completed but pending approval. Depending on when the remaining audits are completed, the Independent Auditor's Reports, accompanying financial statements and management control letters (if applicable) will be presented at a subsequent meeting of the Audit Committee.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 18, 2021) Report from the Auditor General on Arenas - 2020 Audited Financial Statements for McCormick Playground Arena and Status of 2020 Audited Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172218.pdf)

(June 30, 2021) Attachment 1 - Financial Statements - McCormick Playground Arena
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172219.pdf)


AU10.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 4 

Community Centres - 2020 Audited Financial Statements for Swansea Town Hall Community Centre and Status of 2020 Audited Financial Statements
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the 2020 Audited Financial Statements and Management Letter for Swansea Town Hall Community Centre in Attachment 1 to the report (October 18, 2021) from the Auditor General for information.

Origin
(October 18, 2021) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Audit Committee and City Council with the 2020 audited financial statements of Swansea Town Hall Community Centre and the status of 2020 audited financial statements for Community Centres.

 

The 2020 audited financial statements for the 10 Community Centres are presented to Audit Committee after approval by their respective Boards of Management. Of the 10 City Community Centres, the audited financial statements for eight Community Centres were previously presented at the July 2021 Audit Committee.

 

This report presents the Independent Auditor's Report, accompanying financial statements and management letter for one additional Community Centre. Depending on when the last remaining audit is completed, the Independent Auditor's Reports, accompanying financial statements and management control letters (if applicable) of that Community Centre will be presented at a subsequent meeting of the Audit Committee.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 18, 2021) Report from the Auditor General on Community Centres - 2020 Audited Financial Statements for Swansea Town Hall Community Centre and Status of 2020 Audited Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172220.pdf)

(July 22, 2021) Attachment 1 - Financial Statements and Management Letter - Swansea Town Hall Community Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172221.pdf)


AU10.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Consolidated Entities - 2020 Audited Financial Statements
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the 2020 Audited Financial Statements and Management Letters for the 59 Business Improvement Areas in Appendices A to BH to the report (October 19, 2021) from the Controller and the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture.

Origin
(October 19, 2021) Report from the Controller and the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to present the City of Toronto's (City) Business Improvement Areas' (BIAs) audited financial statements and management letters for approval.

 

For the 2020 fiscal period, there were a total of 82 active BIAs. This report contains the 2020 audited financial statements and management letters for 59 entities. In July 2021, the Audit Committee approved the 2020 audited financial statements and management letters of 2 entities. The 2020 audited financial statements and management letters for 21 other BIAs are in the process of being prepared, audited, or awaiting approval of the respective Boards.

 

All of the in-scope BIAs have received an unqualified audit opinion for their financial statements. Several BIAs received audit recommendations for minor internal control and process improvements that have been accepted by the respective BIA Boards of Management – these audit recommendations can be found in the attached management letters.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 19, 2021) Report from the Controller and the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Consolidated Entities - 2020 Audited Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172066.pdf)

Appendix A - Multiple Business Improvement Areas - Management Letters (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172004.pdf)

(July 28, 2021) Appendix B - Baby Point Gates Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172005.pdf)

(April 19, 2021) Appendix C - Bayview Leaside Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172006.pdf)

(May 21, 2021) Appendix D - Bloor by the Park Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172007.pdf)

(April 28, 2021) Appendix E - Bloor Street Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172008.pdf)

(May 11, 2021) Appendix F - Bloor West Village Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172009.pdf)

(April 28, 2021) Appendix G - Bloor-Yorkville Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172010.pdf)

(May 28, 2021) Appendix H - Bloordale Village Financial Statements and Management Letter (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172011.pdf)

(May 10, 2021) Appendix I - Broadview Danforth Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172012.pdf)

(May 17, 2021) Appendix J - Cabbagetown Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172013.pdf)

(July 21, 2021) Appendix K - Chinatown Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172014.pdf)

(May 31, 2021) Appendix L - Church-Wellesley Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172015.pdf)

(June 17, 2021) Appendix M - College Promenade Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172016.pdf)

(August 31, 2021) Appendix N - College West Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172017.pdf)

(July 12, 2021) Appendix O - Corso Italia Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172018.pdf)

(June 14, 2021) Appendix P - Crossroads of the Danforth Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172019.pdf)

(July 19, 2021) Appendix Q - Danforth Mosaic Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172020.pdf)

(June 16, 2021) Appendix R - Danforth Village Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172021.pdf)

(May 13, 2021) Appendix S - Downtown Yonge Financial Statements and Management Letter (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172022.pdf)

(May 12, 2021) Appendix T - DuKe Heights Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172023.pdf)

(April 29, 2021) Appendix U - Dupont by the Castle Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172024.pdf)

(June 9, 2021) Appendix V - Eglinton Hill Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172025.pdf)

(August 31, 2021) Appendix W - Emery Village Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172026.pdf)

(April 28, 2021) Appendix X - Fairbank Village Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172028.pdf)

(May 27, 2021) Appendix Y - Forest Hill Village Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172029.pdf)

(August 31, 2021) Appendix Z - Gerrard India Bazaar Financial Statements and Management Letter (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172031.pdf)

(May 15, 2021) Appendix AA - GreekTown on the Danforth Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172032.pdf)

(June 4, 2021) Appendix AB - Harbord Street Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172033.pdf)

(June 9, 2021) Appendix AC - Hillcrest Village Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172034.pdf)

(June 11, 2021) Appendix AD - Kensington Market Financial Statements and Management Letter (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172035.pdf)

(April 12, 2021) Appendix AE - Korea Town Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172036.pdf)

(May 11, 2021) Appendix AF - Lakeshore Village Financial Statements and Management Letter (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172037.pdf)

(May 5, 2021) Appendix AG - Leslieville Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172038.pdf)

(May 13, 2021) Appendix AH - Liberty Village Financial Statements and Management Letter (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172039.pdf)

(May 11, 2021) Appendix AI - Little Italy Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172040.pdf)

(April 7, 2021) Appendix AJ - Little Portugal on Dundas Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172041.pdf)

(August 26, 2021) Appendix AK - MarkeTo District Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172042.pdf)

(March 26, 2021) Appendix AL - Midtown Yonge Financial Statements and Management Letter (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172043.pdf)

(May 9, 2021) Appendix AM - Mount Dennis Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172044.pdf)

(May 5, 2021) Appendix AN - Mount Pleasant Village Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172045.pdf)

(June 1, 2021) Appendix AO - Oakwood Village Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172046.pdf)

(May 31, 2021) Appendix AP - Ossington Avenue Financial Statements and Management Letter (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172047.pdf)

(May 12, 2021) Appendix AQ - Pape Village Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172048.pdf)

(June 7, 2021) Appendix AR - Parkdale Village Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172049.pdf)

(September 1, 2021) Appendix AS - Queen Street West Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172050.pdf)

(May 5, 2021) Appendix AT - Riverside District Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172051.pdf)

(April 3, 2021) Appendix AU - Roncesvalles Village Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172052.pdf)

(May 12, 2021) Appendix AV - Rosedale Main Street Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172053.pdf)

(April 20, 2021) Appendix AW - Sheppard East Village Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172054.pdf)

(May 16, 2021) Appendix AX - ShopTheQueensway.com Financial Statements and Management Letter (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172055.pdf)

(April 20, 2021) Appendix AY - St. Clair Gardens Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172056.pdf)

(May 11, 2021) Appendix AZ - St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Financial Statements and Management Letter (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172057.pdf)

(April 12, 2021) Appendix BA - The Eglinton Way Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172058.pdf)

(June 21, 2021) Appendix BB - The Kingsway Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172059.pdf)

(April 29, 2021) Appendix BC - The Waterfront Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172060.pdf)

(June 18, 2021) Appendix BD - Upper Village Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172061.pdf)

(May 12, 2021) Appendix BE - Uptown Yonge Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172062.pdf)

(August 10, 2021) Appendix BF - Wexford Heights Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172063.pdf)

(June 23, 2021) Appendix BG - Yonge Lawrence Village Financial Statements (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172064.pdf)

(June 8, 2021) Appendix BH - York-Eglinton Financial Statements and Management Letter (2020)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-172065.pdf)


Board of Health - Meeting 31
HL31.2

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Black Scientists' Task Force on Vaccine Equity Update
Board Recommendations

The Board of Health recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Government of Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada to apply a global health lens to the global and Canadian vaccine response, including measures and resources to scale up vaccine production and access for regions with low vaccination coverage and to assist provinces and municipalities to develop a global health lens for the local pandemic response.

 

2.  City Council reiterate the request of the Ontario Ministry of Health to take action to mandate and facilitate the collection of socio-demographic data by all vaccination providers, to mandate that the Ontario Health Data Platform support the use of this equity data and to make this data routinely available to local Public Health Units for assessment and planning.

 

3.  City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Medical Officer of Health, to continue to support race-based data collection, regular reporting and community collaboration by the City of Toronto and Toronto Public Health to inform immediate and culturally-competent responses to the mental health burden of COVID-19 and the uptake of COVID-19 vaccination.

 

4.  City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Medical Officer of Health, to work with their counterparts in other levels of governments and mental health care providers to ensure that the COVID-19 mental health response is maintained, scaled up and appropriately adapted for the post-pandemic recovery phase, including reducing stigma and other barriers to access through anti-Black racism capacity building and accountability.

Board Decision Advice and Other Information

The Board of Health:

 

1.  Reiterated the request of the Ontario Ministry of Health to take action to mandate and facilitate the collection of socio-demographic data by all vaccination providers, to mandate that the Ontario Health Data Platform support the use of this equity data and to make this data routinely available to local Public Health Units for assessment and planning. 

 

Dr. Akwatu Khenti, Special Advisor, TO Supports: COVID-19 Equity Action Plan and Chair, Black Scientists' Task Force on Vaccine Equity gave a presentation on Update on the Black Scientists' Task Force on Vaccine Equity - Sharing Evolving Challenges with the Board of Health: COVID-19 Pandemic.

Summary

Dr. Akwatu Khenti, Special Advisor, TO Supports: COVID-19 Equity Action Plan and Chair, Black Scientists' Task Force on Vaccine Equity and the Director, Community Resources, Social Development, Finance and Administration will give a presentation on Black Scientists' Task Force on Vaccine Equity Update.

Background Information (Board)
Presentation from Dr. Akwatu Khenti, Special Advisor, TO Supports: COVID-19 Equity Action Plan and Chair, Black Scientists' Task Force on Vaccine Equity on Update on the Black Scientists' Task Force on Vaccine Equity - Sharing Evolving Challenges with the Board of Health: COVID-19 Pandemic
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-172340.pdf)

Communications (Board)
(June 13, 2021) Submission from Dr. Akwatu Khenti, Black Scientists' Task Force on Vaccine Equity, c/o TAIBU Community Health Centre (HL.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/hl/comm/communicationfile-137469.pdf)


Civic Appointments Committee - Meeting 24
CA24.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment of Public Members to the Toronto Zoo Board
A communication has been submitted on this Item.
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable individuals who are being considered for appointment to the Toronto Zoo Board
Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council appoint the following candidates to the Toronto Zoo Board, at pleasure of Council, for a term of office ending on November 10, 2025, and until successors are appointed:

 

Claudia Brabazon

Cynthia Holmes

Ivan Hon

Joshua Johnson

Matthew Lombardi

 

2. City Council direct that Confidential Attachments 1 to 4 to the report (June 25, 2021) 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 Zoo Board.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

Candidates' biographies:

 

Claudia Brabazon

 

Claudia Brabazon holds a B.Sc. and a J.D. from the University of Toronto. Ms. Brabazon practices law as crown counsel and was an assistant crown attorney. Ms. Brabazon managed Disease Research and Policy at the WSIB. She has served on the Board of Directors of AIDS Vancouver and the BC Persons with AIDS Society. Claudia is passionate about wildlife conservation. She has rehabilitated sick and injured seal pups and is active in dog obedience training.

 

Cynthia Holmes

 

Dr. Cynthia Holmes is Associate Dean, Faculty and Academic, and Associate Professor, Real Estate Management at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. She is an accomplished researcher in real estate finance and housing economics and an experienced teacher for undergraduate and graduate courses. She is the creator of the Youtube video "Otters holding hands" but her favorite animal is the giraffe.

 

Ivan Hon

 

With over 30 years of financial management experience, Ivan possesses expertise in in Finance, Marketing, Investment, Global Risk Management, and Internal Audit. Through his volunteer works at academic and charitable institutions, Ivan has held significant positions to lead and chair task force teams, board committees, fundraising and entertaining events for the community. Ivan is a Professional Statistician, and a holder of an MBA (Financial Services) and B.Sc. (Honors in Statistics).

 

Joshua Johnson

 

Joshua Johnson is a public policy professional and graduate of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto. He is currently working as a Consultant to support a variety of strategic initiatives at Peel Regional Police. Previously, he worked as the Manager of Policy & Regulatory Affairs to the Solicitor General of Ontario and was responsible for the development of the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act and Provincial Animal Welfare Services Inspectorate.

 

Matthew Lombardi

 

Matthew Lombardi is the Managing Director of OneEleven, a post-seed tech accelerator that has helped produced some of Canada's greatest champions, such as Wealthsimple, Borrowell, Maple, Clio, and Koho!

Origin
(October 1, 2021) Letter from City Council
Summary

City Council on October 1 and 4, 2021, referred Item CA21.3 back to the Civic Appointments Committee for further consideration.

 

Summary from the report (June 25, 2021) from the City Clerk on Appointment of Public Members to the Toronto Zoo Board [Item CA21.3]:

 

The Civic Appointments Committee will conduct interviews and recommend five candidates to City Council for appointment to the Toronto Zoo Board of Management.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 1, 2021) Letter from City Council on Appointment of Public Members to the Toronto Zoo Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ca/bgrd/backgroundfile-172316.pdf)

(June 25, 2021) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment of Public Members to the Toronto Zoo Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ca/bgrd/backgroundfile-172317.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - List of Candidates, Qualifications, Confidential Diversity Information Summary, and Applications for Appointment to the Toronto Zoo Board (previously circulated with Item CA20.4)
Confidential Attachment 2 - Confidential Attachment 2 - Diversity Data for Current Public Members on the Toronto Zoo Board (previously circulated with Item CA20.4)
Confidential Attachment 3 - Interview questions - July 8, 2021
Confidential Attachment 4 - Interview schedule - July 8, 2021
Communications (City Council)
(November 4, 2021) Letter from Matthew Cole (CC.Supp)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Joshua Johnson (CC.New)

CA24.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment of Public Members to the Exhibition Place Board
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individuals who are being considered for appointment to the Exhibition Place Board.
Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council appoint the following candidates to the Exhibition Place Board, at pleasure of Council, for a term of office ending on November 10, 2025, and until successors are appointed:

 

Sharleen Ahmed

Howard Lichtman

 

2. City Council direct that Confidential Attachments 1 to 4 to the report (October 21, 2021) from the City Clerk remain confidential in their entirety as they relate to personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered for appointment to the Exhibition Place Board.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

Candidates' biographies:

 

Sharleen Ahmed

 

Sharleen Ahmed, is currently the VP of Strategy, People and Corporate Affairs at Runnymede Healthcare Centre. She is a strategic and results oriented leader committed to operational excellence, patient and staff safety and superior patient care and staff work experience. Sharleen completed a 9 year term on the Flemingdon Health Centre Board (Chair from February 2016 to October 2019). Sharleen holds a Masters degree in Health Administration and Social Work, and ICD.D designation.

 

Howard Lichtman

 

Howard Lichtman is the co-founder of Ethnicity Multicultural Marketing and Advertising (www.ethnicitymatters.com), and President of the Lightning Group (www.lightning-group.com). Prior to this, Howard was Executive VP of Marketing and Communications at Cineplex. Howard received his law degree from Osgood Hall, and his MBA from the Schulich School of Business.

Origin
(October 21, 2021) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The Civic Appointments Committee will conduct interviews and recommend two candidates to City Council for appointment to the Exhibition Place Board.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 21, 2021) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment of Public Members to the Exhibition Place Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ca/bgrd/backgroundfile-172298.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - List of Candidates, Qualifications, Confidential Diversity Information Summary, and Applications for Appointment to the Exhibition Place Board (previously circulated with Item CA23.1)
Confidential Attachment 2 - Diversity Summary of Current Members of the Exhibition Place Board (previously circulated with Item CA23.1)
Confidential Attachment 3 - Interview Schedule for November 1, 2021 (to be circulated under separate cover)
Confidential Attachment 4 - Interview Questions for November 1, 2021 (to be circulated under separate cover)

Economic and Community Development Committee - Meeting 25
EC25.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Cultural Festivals Funding Program
Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the establishment of the Cultural Festivals Funding Program, substantially in accordance with the City of Toronto Cultural Festivals Grant Program Guidelines in Attachment 3 to the report (October 6, 2021) from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, with implementation commencing in 2022.

Origin
(October 6, 2021) Report from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the program objectives, guidelines and impact framework for a new Cultural Festivals Funding Program to support and increase the accountability and transparency of City funding to cultural festivals. The City of Toronto has long provided operating support to major, City-wide cultural festivals, but there is a growing need to also support a newer generation of festival producers from a wider geographic area, and from more recently established communities. These festivals provide residents and visitors with opportunities to engage with our shared cultural and artistic expression of Toronto's diverse community.

 

The proposed program has been developed in consultation with stakeholders and communities seeking City support. The proposed program meets Economic Development and Culture's commitment to grant reform; to increasing access by diverse cultural communities; to increasing support for activities outside the downtown core, and is part of the Division's overall development of a festival and events strategy for cultural, social and economic development.

 

A stakeholder engagement summary report outlining the consultations undertaken to develop the program is attached as Attachment 1. A comparative research report informing program design is included as Attachment 2, and recommended program guidelines are included as Attachment 3.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2021) Report from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Cultural Festivals Funding Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-171735.pdf)

(June 29, 2021) Attachment 1 - City of Toronto Cultural Festival Grants Program Engagement Summary
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-171756.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Comparative Research Report for a Cultural Festivals Grant Program (July 2021)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-171757.pdf)

(September 7, 2021) Attachment 3 - City of Toronto Cultural Festivals Grant Program Guidelines
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-171758.pdf)

Speakers

Berk Hendricks, Waveland Canada
Carol Baker, Birkdale Arts Festival
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Communications (Committee)
(October 20, 2021) E-mail from Carol Baker, Birkdale Arts Festival (EC.New)

EC25.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Developing a Cultural Districts Program
Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to undertake public engagement on the development of a Cultural Districts Program that strengthens local culture and communities, supports small businesses and retail and promotes community-owned spaces and to bring forward a final program design and implementation plan in 2022 that includes the following considerations:

 

a.  eligibility criteria;

 

b.  program components;

 

c.  community role and ongoing engagement; and

 

d.  estimated costs and financial impact.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to work with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to identify planning policies that would support cultural districts and be of benefit to communities and neighbourhoods, in particular Church-Wellesley, Little Jamaica, Downtown Chinatown and Geary Avenue, and at least one community and neighbourhood in the former City of Etobicoke, North York or Scarborough.

 

3.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Director, Indigenous Affairs Office to work with Indigenous communities in Toronto to ensure that a Cultural Districts Program reflects communities' priorities regarding place-making, place-keeping and self-determination and is aligned with the upcoming City of Toronto Reconciliation Action Plan.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Director, Arts and Culture Services, Economic Development and Culture and the Policy Development Officer, Economic Development and Culture gave a presentation on Developing a Cultural Districts Program.

Origin
(October 6, 2021) Report from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

Cultural districts are municipally significant areas that have a historical legacy of clustering cultural resources, businesses, not-for-profits and residents which, combined, uplifts the cultural identity and cultural heritage of the neighbourhood. Cultural districts are also unique and complex in terms of their character and community resources available. They occur in cities whether governments recognize them or not through formal designations or programs.

 

Formal government programs to protect cultural districts are a proven strategic approach to safeguard the living history of diverse communities and advance inclusive economic prosperity through community arts and cultural industries. They provide a combination of tools to support small businesses, and cultural and heritage spaces within areas that are community hubs. They may also support cultural districts as a regional draw for residents, newcomers and tourists to safely gather and feel a sense of belonging while shopping and participating in cultural activities.

 

At this time, Toronto does not have a formal cultural districts program. This report outlines why Toronto needs to develop a cultural districts program, and the potential benefits it may bring for diverse communities, the city's culture sector, and for Toronto as a whole. The report presents findings from a review of current municipal tools, preliminary findings from meetings with local stakeholders in Church-Wellesley, Little Jamaica, Downtown Chinatown and Geary Avenue, and best practices from cultural district programs around the world.

 

The purpose of developing a cultural districts program in Toronto is to offer a clear process for local cultural planning, a combination of supports, and a new methodology for communities to advance their priorities. It does not aim to limit benefits to specific neighbourhoods or communities, rather to create an additional and coordinated program for creative place-keeping and place-making in partnership with communities. The recommended next steps are broader engagement and a detailed proposal for a cultural districts program and implementation plan.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2021) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Developing a Cultural Districts Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-171780.pdf)

Attachment 3 - International Review of Cultural District Programs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-171781.pdf)

(October 21, 2021) Revised Presentation from the Director, Arts and Culture Services, Economic Development and Culture and the Policy Development Officer, Economic Development and Culture on Developing a Cultural Districts Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-172277.pdf)

(October 21, 2021) Presentation from the Director, Arts and Culture Services, Economic Development and Culture and the Policy Development Officer, Economic Development and Culture on Developing a Cultural Districts Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-171921.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam


EC25.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Results of the 2021 Street Needs Assessment and Shelter, Support and Housing Administration's Homelessness Solutions Service Plan
The Executive Director, Housing Secretariat has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (EC25.5a with recommendations).

A communication has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the Homelessness Solutions Service Plan in Attachment 2 to the report (October 6, 2021) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

2.  City Council thank all of the community partners, frontline staff and stakeholders who provided input into the development of the Homelessness Solutions Service Plan, the City of Toronto and community provider staff who led the implementation of the 2021 Street Needs Assessment and the more than 2,500 people experiencing homelessness who participated in the 2021 Street Needs Assessment survey and shared what services they need to find and maintain housing.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to approve and implement all ongoing enhancement and development of the Shelter Management Information System (SMIS) and its alternative iterations required to transform the system into a Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS), including enhanced flow of information across programs with all of the necessary security, privacy and client consent practices in place.

 

4.  City Council reiterate its requests to the Federal and Provincial Governments to:

 

a.  continue to provide funding to deliver the COVID-19 response for people experiencing homelessness until such time as Ontario Ministry of Health guidance related to physical distancing in congregate living settings changes and allow for the implementation of the Homelessness Solutions Service Plan while ensuring stabilization of the homelessness service system through to recovery;

 

b.  provide ongoing and sustainable funding to ensure that appropriate primary health care, harm reduction, overdose prevention and mental health case management services are available to adequately support individuals who are homeless and implement the shelter health services framework to provide a coordinated and consistent approach to health services across the shelter system; and

 

c.  recognize that permanent solutions to ending chronic homelessness are not possible without increased, long-term funding commitments and provide the capital and ongoing operating funding needed to meet the City of Toronto's supportive housing targets of 1,800 new supportive housing units every year for 10 years.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Economic and Community Development Committee considered Items EC25.5 and EC25.6 together.

 

The Acting General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Director, Service Planning and Integrity, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration gave a presentation on Homelessness Service System Update.

 

The Economic and Community Development Committee:

 

1.  Requested the City Manager, in consultation with the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to report directly to the November 9 and 10, 2021 meeting of City Council on the following:

 

a.  an update on capital and operating funding contributions from the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario toward:


1.  the 24-month plan approved by City Council on September 30, October 1 and 2, 2020 to deliver 3,000 affordable rental and supportive homes by the end of 2022; and

 

2.  the targets in the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan to create 18,000 new supportive housing opportunities by 2030 in order to functionally end chronic homelessness in Toronto; and

 

b.  opportunities to accelerate or expand City Council's targets for building affordable housing to functionally end chronic homelessness in Toronto as a result of COVID-19, evictions, housing unaffordability and other upstream contributors to homelessness.

Origin
(October 6, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

This report provides an update on the results of the 2021 Street Needs Assessment (SNA), and seeks Council approval of the attached Homelessness Solutions Service Plan for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA).

 

The SNA, conducted in April 2021 for the fifth time in Toronto, is a needs assessment survey and point-in-time count of people experiencing homelessness in Toronto led by SSHA, in collaboration with community partners in the homelessness sector. The 2021 results provide critical data needed to understand the impact of the pandemic on homelessness, and to understand broader service needs of people experiencing homelessness in Toronto. The SNA also gives people experiencing homelessness a voice in what services would help them get housing and the supports they need to end their homelessness.


Based on the results of the SNA, as well as extensive engagement and feedback with frontline staff, service providers, sector partners and people with lived experience of homelessness, the Homelessness Solutions Service Plan identifies the implementation priorities to guide SSHA and our partners in the homelessness service system in Toronto over the next three years. The plan supports our ongoing efforts to build and strengthen a responsive homelessness service delivery system which uses an integrated and person-centred approach to address homelessness.

 

These priorities will advance the outcomes of ensuring people experiencing homelessness in Toronto have access to safe, high quality emergency shelter, and are provided housing-focused supports that ensure homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

 

Homelessness is a complex issue that cannot be solved by any one organization or sector. While the Service Plan identifies the actions related to the homelessness service system, it also highlights the importance of working together. Effective delivery of the housing and homelessness system will require continued close collaboration between SSHA and the Housing Secretariat, other interdivisional partners, as well as ongoing engagement and partnership with community providers, other service sectors, other orders of government and people with lived experience of homelessness, towards our shared goal of ending chronic homelessness in Toronto.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Results of the 2021 Street Needs Assessment and Shelter, Support and Housing Administration's Homelessness Solutions Service Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-171728.pdf)

Attachment 1 - 2021 Street Needs Assessment Results Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-171729.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Homelessness Solutions Service Plan (October 2021)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-171730.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Service Plan Engagement Summary Report: What We Heard (June 2021)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-171731.pdf)

(October 21, 2021) Presentation from the Acting General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Director, Service Planning and Integrity, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Homelessness Service System Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-172278.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(November 8, 2021) Supplementary report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on Federal and Provincial Investments in Affordable and Supportive Housing (EC25.5a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-173046.pdf)

Speakers

Kira Heineck, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness
Harmy Mendoza, WomanACT
Dr. A.J. Withers, Adjunct Faculty, Critical Disability Studies, York University
Doug Johnson Hatlem, Sanctuary Toronto
Greg Cook, Shelter Housing and Justice Network
Jean Stevenson
Councillor Paul Ainslie

Communications (Committee)
(October 21, 2021) Submission from Kira Heineck, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (EC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/comm/communicationfile-137653.pdf)

(October 20, 2021) Submission from Dr. A.J. Withers, Adjunct Faculty, Critical Disability Studies, York University (EC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/comm/communicationfile-137686.pdf)

(October 21, 2021) Submission from Harmy Mendoza, Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (EC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/comm/communicationfile-137694.pdf)

(October 21, 2021) Submission from Doug Johnson Hatlem, Sanctuary Toronto (EC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/comm/communicationfile-137708.pdf)

(October 21, 2021) Submission from Greg Cook (EC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/comm/communicationfile-137744.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 9, 2021) Letter from Ruth Crammond, Vice President, Community Investment and Development, United Way Greater Toronto (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138547.pdf)

(November 10, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Jelena Trajkovic (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New)

EC25.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2022 Shelter Infrastructure Plan, Community Engagement Review and Amendments to Contracts and Purchase Orders to Support Shelter Services
Communications have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council reiterate its requests to the Federal and Provincial Governments to:


a.  work with the City of Toronto to develop a coordinated approach to new refugee claimant arrivals;


b.  continue to provide temporary accommodations for refugee claimant arrivals at the border or place of entry until they have a permanent housing plan in place; and


c.  develop a regional response to place new refugee claimant arrivals in interim housing where there is capacity.

 

2.  City Council approve the 2022 Shelter Infrastructure Plan in Attachment 1 to the report (October 6, 2021) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Chief Procurement Officer and City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into new or amend existing agreements, other than leases or other property transaction documents for which delegated authority has been granted to Corporate Real Estate Management, as required, to open and operate shelters outlined in the 2022 Shelter Infrastructure Plan on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into new or amend existing agreements, other than leases or other property transaction documents for which delegated authority has been granted to Corporate Real Estate Management, to maintain or add required respite spaces and shelter beds and respond to urgent or unanticipated need to relocate shelters or 24-hour respite sites and 24-hour drop-ins on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

4.  City Council authorize that, in the context of the acquisition or lease of a property for the purpose of a shelter site, the local Councillor shall be briefed in accordance with the process approved by City Council in Item CD24.7, headed "2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and Progress Report", and such engagement shall also be considered to have satisfied the requirement for consultation in Appendix B, Section (A) in City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 213, Real Property, where the transaction is being implemented through the real estate authority delegated to staff under City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 213, Real Property.

 

5.  City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to prepare and publicly publish a 2022 Work Plan in the first quarter of 2022 that clearly explains where net shelter spaces and housing units will be provided to fully make up for the capacity of any leases for temporary emergency programs when they end.
 

6.  City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to take appropriate measures to provide adequate shelter capacity in response to unanticipated demands on the system, above and beyond the 2022 Shelter Infrastructure Strategy, including but not limited to, making the Federal and Provincial Governments aware of additional requirements for resources and other supports.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Economic and Community Development Committee considered Items EC25.5 and EC25.6 together.

 

The Acting General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Director, Service Planning and Integrity, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration gave a presentation on Homelessness Service System Update.

 

The Economic and Community Development Committee:

 

1.  In accordance with Section 71-11.1C of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 71, Financial Control, authorized the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into the necessary amending agreements on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor to increase the value (and term, as outlined in Parts 1.d., 1.i., 1.j. and 1.k. below) of the following contracts:

 

a.  Purchase Order Number 6052100 with Practice Health Check Corp. for the provision of consulting services to support community agencies with infection prevention and control management (as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response) within the shelter system by the amount of $1,500,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($1,526,400 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), increasing the contract value from $900,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($915,840 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $2,400,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($2,238,720 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries);

 

b.  Blanket Contract Number 47022916 with Stronco Group of Companies for the provision of a monthly rental of modular offices by the amount of $500,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($508,800 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), increasing the contract value from $700,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($712,320 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $1,200,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($1,221,120 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries);

 

c.  Blanket Contract Number 47023129 with Chantler's Environmental Services for the provision of a monthly rental of shower trailers by the amount of $200,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($203,520 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), increasing the contract value from $1,000,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($1,017,600 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $1,200,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($1,221,120 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries);

 

d.  Blanket Contract Number 47022956 with HVAC Rentals Ontario Inc. for the provision of HVAC equipment rental by the amount of $900,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($915,840 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), increasing the contract value from $1,600,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($1,628,160 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $2,500,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($2,544,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) and extending the term to December 31, 2021;

 

e.  Purchase Order Number 6052050 with Kazbo Consulting & Contracting for the provision of 3 Stage HEPA Air Scrubbers by the amount of $600,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($610,560 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), increasing the contract value from $982,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($999,283 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $1,582,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($1,609,843 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries);

 

f.  Purchase Order Number 6052503 with Monstera Maintenance and Construction Inc. for the provision of a maintenance contract for the 3-stage HEPA air scrubbers by the amount of $900,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($915,840 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), increasing the contract value from $500,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($508,800 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $1,400,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($1,424,640 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries);

 

g.  Purchase Order Number 6052130 with Rostam Infrastructure Inc. for the provision of trailer-mounted HVAC units, including a maintenance plan, by the amount of $700,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($712,320 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), increasing the contract value from $887,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($902,611 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $1,587,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($1,714,931 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries);

 

h.  Purchase Order Number 6052128 with Total Power Limited for the provision of additional generator units, including a maintenance plan, by the amount of $300,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($305,280 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), increasing the contract value from $719,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($731,654 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $1,019,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($1,036,934 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries);

 

i.  Blanket Contract Number 47022484 with Gardena Investments Limited, operating as Alexandra Hotel, for the provision of hotel/motel accommodations for use as a temporary municipal shelter by the amount of $1,900,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($1,933,440 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), increasing the contract value from $4,300,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($4,375,880 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $6,200,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($6,309,120 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) and extending the term to June 30, 2022;

 

j.  Blanket Contract Number 47022485 with 2554046 Ontario Inc., operating as Staybridge Suites Toronto Vaughan South, for the provision of hotel/motel accommodations for use as a temporary municipal shelter by the amount of $1,200,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($1,221,120 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), increasing the contract value from $3,800,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($3,866,880 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $5,000,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($5,088,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) and extending the term to June 30, 2022; and

 

k.  Purchase Order Number 6048213 with 2445212 Ontario Inc., operating as Comfort Hotel Airport North, for the provision of hotel/motel accommodations for use as a temporary municipal shelter by the amount of $5,000,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($5,088,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), increasing the contract value from $12,654,019 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($12,876,730 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $17,654,019 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($17,964,730 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) and extending the term to June 30, 2022.

Origin
(October 6, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Chief Procurement Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide information and updates on infrastructure, procurement and community engagement related to shelter projects in the City of Toronto. This includes Shelter, Support and Housing Administration's (SSHA) 2022 Shelter Infrastructure Plan as required by the Emergency Shelter Development Process approved by City Council in the 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan. The plan includes an update on new permanent shelter beds, relocation of shelter beds as part of the George Street Revitalization Project, and identifying replacement properties for existing shelters that need to relocate.

 

The report also provides updates on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all ongoing projects, as well as an overview of the COVID-19 Transition and Relocation plan.

 

As a response to COVID-19, the City opened 48 temporary physical distancing sites to meet Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines for physical distancing in congregate living settings since the start of the pandemic. The COVID-19 Transition and Relocation plan will include a relocation plan for shelter residents, and the restoration and decommissioning of COVID-19 response sites used for physical distancing. Timelines to decommission any of the COVID-19 response programs will depend on the availability of new affordable and supportive housing developments, ongoing demand for shelter services and future changes to physical distancing public health guidance for congregate living settings.

 

In 2020, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration began a comprehensive Community Engagement Review to evaluate the first three years of implementing the new shelter engagement process for shelters. This report describes the results of the review and key actions being implemented to improve the community engagement process for the siting of new shelters and homelessness services in Toronto. This includes an updated process that better aligns local Councillor engagement for shelter siting with engagement related to a specific real estate transaction for shelter purposes.

 

This report also requests authority to amend eleven (11) existing non-competitive blanket contracts/purchase orders established for emergency services for the ongoing shelter operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to support community agencies with Infection Prevention and Control Management within the shelter system.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2021) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Chief Procurement Officer on 2022 Shelter Infrastructure Plan, Community Engagement Review and Amendments to Contracts and Purchase Orders to Support Shelter Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-171726.pdf)

(May 12, 2021) Attachment 3 - Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) Community Engagement Review Final Report (BGM Strategy Group)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-171727.pdf)

(October 21, 2021) Presentation from the Acting General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Director, Service Planning and Integrity, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Homelessness Service System Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-172296.pdf)

Speakers

Kira Heineck, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness
Dr. A.J. Withers, Adjunct Faculty, Critical Disability Studies, York University
Sonja Nerad, Toronto Shelter Network
Albert Ferranti
Councillor Paul Ainslie

Communications (Committee)
(October 20, 2021) Submission from Albert Ferranti (EC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/comm/communicationfile-137652.pdf)

(October 20, 2021) Submission from Dr. A.J. Withers, Adjunct Faculty, Critical Disability Studies, York University (EC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/comm/communicationfile-137704.pdf)

(October 21, 2021) Submission from Sonja Nerad, Toronto Shelter Network (EC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/comm/communicationfile-137684.pdf)

(October 21, 2021) Submission from Kira Heineck, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (EC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/comm/communicationfile-137706.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Brenda MacDougall (CC.Supp)
(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Brenda MacDougall (CC.Supp)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Madiha Farooq (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Timothy Yew (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Theodora Lam (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Stephen Chang (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Brianna Renee (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Dan Lim (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Paras Barot (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Roman Pshenychnyi (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Nicholas Seferian (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Charlotte Li (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Mary Throop (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Maria Panagiotakopoulos (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Amanda Lee (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Melissa Yee (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Sandra Long (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Jonathan Lo (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Scott Eicher (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Svetlana Grabare (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Albert Ferranti (CC.Supp)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Magdalene Yee (CC.New)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Anna Matanovic (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Valerio DiTizio (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Zeina Esmail (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Xufang Zheng  (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Walter Cuoto (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Ariel Mosones (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Tracy Lee (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Marlene Frost (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Glenn Kilayko (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Jean-Paul Morresi (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Kay and Donald Takashima (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Kenneth Smith (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Francis Cheung (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Ursula MacDonald (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Annette Robertson (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Danny Tijerino (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Julie Grajales (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Stephen Ho (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Mary Anne Cheung (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Michael Throop (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Paul Keenan (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Annette Birch (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Marlene Frost (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Jillian Hopkins (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from George Jia (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Lily Mak (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Layla Mammo (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Suhas Servesh (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Cynthia Smith (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Kai Y. Wan (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Ying Zhang (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Kin Mak (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Corey Clarke  (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Brian G. Waters (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Lima Yankee, on behalf of Genevieve Mak (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Parker Murchison (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Harry Dancey (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Chia-Cheng Yuan (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Peter Weldon (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Michael Mahdavian (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Peter Heron (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Adresse Dahnous  (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Thomas Atkins (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Xinbei Wan (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Robert Hauer (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Wendy Xi (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Paula Greenwood (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Fatme Hassou (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from David R. Windeyer (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Angela Dahnous (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Caroline Pye-De Niese (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Michael Lempp (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Olivier Bianchi (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Louise Cook (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Miriam Diamond (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Robert Ellsworth (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Hemy Kasimov (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Wanjin Li (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Mary McDonald Eisner (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Zubeda Poonja (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Joshua Share (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Maria Solus (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Harriet Sonne de Torrens (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Elizabeth Flavelle (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Gian Piero Bignozzi (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Olivier Bianchi (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Lisa McCullough (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Michael Jamieson (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Evan Diamond (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from M.J. Malkus (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Lizanne Augustin (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Diego Bordegari (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Carmen Boutot (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Sonia Brar (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Lee Chambers (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Stephen Di Pede (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Melissa Goldstein (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Sara Guo (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Alexis Heatherington (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Refie Kerimi (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Shiva Khayami (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Geoff and Susan Klempner (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Tanya Saour (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Phyllis Shapiro (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Marios Zacharia (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Tristan Simpson (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Talia Shapiro (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Rami Baghdan (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Jeff Cooper (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Augusto Acosta (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Celia Clauser (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Harbinder Atwal (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from John Altorio (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Paula Thomas (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Charbel Al Maalouf  (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Emily McHale (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Tara Slobodsky (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Yimei Cai (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Donghyug Lim (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Ian MacDougall (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from N. Kee (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Abbas Teja (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Rajan Kalsi (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Laura Cairns (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Justin Lim (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Maggie M Ting (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Yizhou (Winston) Tang (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Peter Panagio (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Bianca Crignano (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Heather De Dominicus (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Mary Mitar (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Yilun Zhu (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Stephen Lam (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Dan Ju (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Cory Mcgillis (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Joanna Protasowski (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Mahan Alavi (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Brock Tucci (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Ash (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Maria Brooks (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Kenji Northrup (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Laura Campbell (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Helene Chu (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Michael Gurman  (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Yvonne Tang (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Olivia Cheng (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Chris Ardelan (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Anisah Julien (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Dylan Hachey (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from John Lewis (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Chisato Watanabe  (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Jenna Wieser (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Simon Overington (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Michael (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Gary Chung (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Breanne Kaduk (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Evan Merritt (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Alyssa Cheung (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Kris Fisher  (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Wafa Hamdani (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Rose Jung (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Ingrid Lu (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Paul De Carolis (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Vanessa Dash (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Joseph Mancuso (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Yi Xhan (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Michael Laudij (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Glenna Kuchling (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Ayesha Arza and Evan Popoff (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Nisha Barot (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Elina Chadda (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Maria Crignano (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Firoz Dattu (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Jason, Doria (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Jeff Fournier (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Golnaz Haghiri (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Zachary Landau (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Stephanie Li (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Yifei Li (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from N M (resident) (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Arynn Marchant (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Marc Poirier (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Piero Ponzo (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Kristina Restagno (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Christina Zubac (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Jerry Hammack and Aimee Park (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Hoda Nasseri (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from James Sonsogno (CC.New)
(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Pouria Ghatrenabi (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Julian Tsui (CC.New)
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General Government and Licensing Committee - Meeting 26
GL26.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Non-Competitive Contract with Esri Canada Limited for Proprietary Geographic Information System Software Licenses
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the Chief Technology Officer to negotiate and enter into a non-competitive contract with Esri Canada Limited to purchase proprietary geographic information system software licenses, for a one (1) year period commencing from the date of award, with the option to renew for two (2) additional separate one (1) year periods, at the sole discretion of the Chief Technology Officer and subject to budget approval(s), for the total amount of up to $619,749 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($630,657 net of Harmonized Sales Tax Recoveries) on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(October 5, 2021) Report from the Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek City Council authority for the Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services Division to negotiate and enter into a non-competitive contract with Esri Canada Limited for the provision of proprietary geographic information system software licenses for the City. The contract will commence from the date of award for a one (1) year period, with the option to renew for two (2) additional separate one (1) year periods, at the sole discretion of the City, and subject to budget approval(s) for the total amount of $619,749 net of all taxes and applicable charges ($630,657 net of Harmonized Sales Tax Recoveries).

 

Geographic information system is a critical enabler for the city, from map production to advanced business analysis. The city uses geographic information system in delivering its infrastructure and planning services. As an example, Toronto Water uses geographic information system data, maps and location analytics to track and manage 2,250,000 infrastructure assets.  These include water treatment plants, pumping stations, water mains, hydrants, maintenance holes, catch basins, sewers, valves, outfalls and reservoirs.

 

Another critical application of geographic information system tools is in the use by the Infrastructure Coordination Unit (ICU) to guide the multi-year coordination process for planned construction projects to be completed by City Divisions, utilities and third party groups. The Infrastructure Coordination Unit mandate is to reduce the impact and disruption of construction activities experienced by the public.  Geographic information system tools assist in consolidating and analyzing the planned projects for the different groups, identifying conflicts in projects locations, assets and timelines. This helps identify and manage potential impacts to the citizens and businesses in Toronto.

 

Geographic information system tools are also utilized in emergency management and response including the following:

 

- Tracking the location and supply levels of support and rescue teams following an emergency event.


- Creating computer-generated maps of infrastructure including pipes, sewers, power lines, neighborhoods and other aspects of an area so the map can be referenced in preparedness, emergency and recovery efforts.


- Designing databases for populations, businesses, structures, schools and more, which can be consulted in the case of an emergency.


- Assigning where emergency headquarters (i.e. police, fire, ambulance) should be located to be able to provide the quickest response time to the highest number of people.


- Identifying potentially vulnerable residents in case of a disaster, in terms of age, income and other insights.
 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, geographic information system technology emerged as an essential solution in tracking and visualizing disease movement and activity by enabling the ability to quickly develop and analyze maps portraying pandemic related data. Geographic information system tools were used by the City of Toronto to create Quick Maps and data analytics to support Public Health and other divisions in their various initiatives and in support of public facing service delivery.  Additional examples include:

 

- COVID-19 Response Maps and Vaccine Clinic Locations map


- Quick Maps in support of ActiveTO, CafeTO and CurbTO programs


- Emergency Operations Center Maps and ongoing geospatial support


- Police, Fire, Ambulance, 911 emergency dispatch


- Parks, Forestry and Recreation maps for online reservations for Skating, Fitness Programs and Pools which assisted in maintaining physical distancing


- Enabled the VaxTO campaign with a postal code locator which will text client, their three nearest Vaccine Clinics
 

In 2003, Esri Canada Limited was the sole respondent and successful proponent for Request for Proposal 9144-03-7067 for software solutions to facilitate access to the City's enterprise geographic information platform. A contract was awarded to Esri and since then, access and use of geographic information by City Divisions, contained within the enterprise geographic information platform, has been enabled primarily via Esri software.

 

In 2004 the City executed a Master License Agreement to provide for the terms governing the software, licensed by ESRI and purchased from Esri Canada Limited. In 2016, the City entered into a non-competitive contract with Esri Canada Limited, through authority by the City Council under GM12.5, to purchase proprietary geographic information system software licenses. The term of this contract expired in 2021.

 

ESRI is a global industry leader in GIS technology development. Esri Canada Limited is the sole distributor of Esri software licenses in Canada. Esri software is used extensively across the City for business support and service delivery.  Other vendors in the market do not have the same software service offerings that meet the scale and complexity of the City's use.  It is critical for those services to be able to continue to use the Esri software to avoid impacts to operations, additional costs, and to meet existing service growth needs.

 

Esri provides geospatial products and services to most municipal governments across the Greater Toronto Area such as Peel (including Brampton and Mississauga), York, Halton, Durham, and other municipalities like Ottawa, Waterloo and Niagara

 

Locally, in addition to the City of Toronto, Esri is the primary provider of Geospatial Services to the Provincial and Federal Government. Examples include the frequently-accessed Ontario Map Portal hosted by the Federal Land Information Ontario Map Program, called Land Information Ontario1.  Additionally, with Esri's current roster of government clients, it also is the primary geospatial solution that operates the Community Map of Canada2. This is a base map of Canada built from authoritative data, collected and updated daily.

 

Lastly, two of the local school boards in Toronto, in conjunction with the universities providing geospatial support, are all using ESRI products as their main tool to support their mapping programs operations.

 

Esri is used by our government partners, agencies, boards and commissions and it is beneficial for the City to continue using Esri for compatibility and business continuity purposes.

 

City Council approval is required in accordance with Municipal Code Chapter 195-
Purchasing, where the current request exceeds the Chief Purchasing Officer's authority
of the cumulative five year commitment for each supplier, 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.

 

1. Land Information of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/land-information-ontario

2. The Community Map of Canada: https://www.esri.ca/en-ca/products/data/the-community-map-of-canada

Background Information (Committee)
(October 5, 2021) Report from the Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Non-Competitive Contract with Esri Canada Limited for Proprietary Geographic Information System Software Licenses
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-171693.pdf)


GL26.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review of Open Contracting Global Principles
This item will be considered with EX27.2 Accountability Officer Roles and the City of Toronto's Procurement Process
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council receive the report (October 5, 2021) from the Chief Procurement Officer for information.

Origin
(October 5, 2021) Report from the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management
Summary

This report responds to a request from City Council for the City Manager to report to City Council with a review of the possibility of Toronto adopting the Open Contracting Global Principles or any other similar principles.

 

Purchasing and Materials Management Division staff reviewed open contracting principles set out by different organizations such as the Open Contracting Partnership and Open North against the City's current procurement process, which is governed by Municipal Code Chapter 195, Purchasing. Staff have determined that the City's procurement policies and procedures are generally in alignment with open contracting principles. For example:

 

- Suppliers interested in marketing their products or services outside of an active procurement process must register with the Toronto Lobbyist Registrar;


- Suppliers who are involved in developing the technical specifications and other evaluation criteria for a particular solicitation are prohibited from bidding on it;


- All suppliers have equal access and opportunity to submit compliant bids for competitive solicitations;


- Evaluations are conducted in a structured manner based on criteria outlined in the solicitation;


- Post-award, unsuccessful suppliers have the opportunity to request a debriefing to obtain feedback on why their submission was not selected.
 

Through regular continuous improvement, Purchasing and Materials Management Division staff will continue to monitor and identify opportunities to ensure the City's procurement process remains open, fair and transparent and to effectively generate the best value for money.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 5, 2021) Report from the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Review of Open Contracting Global Principles
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-171502.pdf)

Speakers

Bianca Wylie, Tech Reset Canada


GL26.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 24 

Community Space Tenancy Lease Agreement and Municipal Capital Facility Designation for Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association at 705 Progress Avenue, Unit 36-37
Bill 832 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City to enter into a lease (the "Lease") of the property municipally known as 705 Progress Avenue, Unit 36-37, Toronto, Ontario (the "Leased Premises") pursuant to the Community Space Tenancy Policy with Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association (“the Tenant") for a five year term based substantially on the terms and conditions set out Appendix A to the report (October 5, 2021) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, with such revisions thereto and on such other or amended terms and conditions acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, or their designate, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council authorize each of the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management severally to execute the Lease, and any related documents on behalf of the City.

 

3. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or their designate, in consultation with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to administer and manage the Lease including the provision of any amendments, consents, 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 (including their content) to City Council for its determination and direction.

 

4. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, or their designate, to enter into, execute and administer a service agreement in respect of the tenancy at the Leased Premises, including the provision of any amendments, eligibility assessment, and annual reporting with the Tenant.

 

5. 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 Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association for 705 Progress Avenue, Unit 36-37, Toronto, Ontario, comprised of approximately 6,615 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 ancillary parking; and

 

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

 

i. the commencement date of the Lease; 

 

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

 

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

 

6. 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 Mon Avenir.

 

7. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management to enter into a lease (the "Lease") of the property municipally known as 705 Progress Avenue, Toronto, Ontario (the "Leased Premises") with: 

 

a.  5N2 Food For All;

 

b.  Council of Agencies Serving South Asians; and

 

c.  South Asian Autism Awareness Centre;

 

respectively and in sequence (“the Tenants"), on the condition each is determined to be eligible for a community space tenancy under the Community Space Tenancy policy (“the Policy”), for a five year term, as vacant space becomes available, based substantially on the terms and conditions set out in Appendix A to the report (October 5, 2021) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, with such revisions thereto and on such other or amended terms and conditions acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, or their designate, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

8. City Council authorize each of the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management severally to execute the Leases, and any related documents on behalf of the City, pursuant to Part 7 above. 
 

9. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or their designate, in consultation with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to administer and manage the Leases including the provision of any amendments, consents, 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 (including their content) to City Council for its determination and direction, pursuant to Part 7 above. 
 

10. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, or their designate, to enter into, execute and administer service agreements in respect of the tenancies at the Leased Premises, including the provision of any amendments, eligibility assessment, and annual reporting with the Tenants, pursuant to Part 7 above. 
 

11. City Council request the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management to report back to City Council with the specific details necessary to seek authority to pass a By-law pursuant to Section 252 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, providing authority to enter into a Municipal Capital Facility Agreement with the Tenants at 705 Progress Avenue, Toronto, Ontario (the "Leased Premises”), pursuant to Part 7 above. 

 

12. City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to grant an allocation of $450,000 to 5N2 Food for All to undertake renovations and create a proper food preparation area at 705 Progress Avenue should tenancy be secured with funding coming from Reserve Account XR2007, pursuant to Part 7 above.

 

13. City Council direct the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management to request the co-owner of 705 Progress, the Toronto District School Board, to waive their portion of rental fees applied to the charities at 705 Progress Avenue that are part of the City’s below-market-rent program, pursuant to Part 7 above.

 

14. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to request the Toronto District School Board to work together with the City of Toronto to create a master development plan for 705 Progress Avenue, along with any Official Plan and / or Zoning amendments which may be necessary, that would allow a mixed-use development to take place at the site, including a new school, a permanent community hub for local charities, at least two new condominium towers that would include an affordable housing component, and a large park area, and to report back to the Scarborough Community Council in the second quarter of 2022.

 

15. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to build an accessible playground at 705 Progress Avenue, with funding in the amount of $400,000 to come from unallocated funds from Reserve Account XR2007.
 

16. City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, in consultation with the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management to follow-up on the May 24, 2017, City Council request (2017.CD20.8) to report on the feasibility of establishing a community hub at 705 Progress Avenue to the General Government and Licensing in the first quarter of 2022.

Origin
(October 5, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management
Summary

The Community Space Tenancy Policy provides a process for the City of Toronto to lease City-owned or City-managed space at below-market rent to not-for-profit organizations that deliver community and cultural services to residents to further the City's strategic objectives.

 

The purpose of this report is to obtain City Council authority to enter into a Community Space Tenancy lease with the Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association for 6,615 square feet of a City of Toronto and Toronto District School Board co-owned space located at 705 Progress Avenue, Unit 36-37 (the "Leased Premises") in Ward 24 – Scarborough Guildwood.

 

Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association is a not-for-profit organization that delivers a range of health, social, and community support services to vulnerable seniors, older adults, and residents in need. A Community Space Tenancy lease at 705 Progress Avenue, Unit 36-37 will enable Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association to extend its services in Scarborough to target the neighbourhoods of Woburn, Bendale, Eglinton East, Morningside, and Agincourt-South Malvern West. Many services and programs offered by Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association focus on the needs of vulnerable older adults and seniors which align with several City of Toronto strategies, including the Toronto Seniors Strategy, Newcomer Strategy, and Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy.

 

This report also seeks City Council's authority for the adoption of the necessary by-law to designate a portion of the Leased Premises as a Municipal Capital Facility, and to provide an exemption from municipal and education property taxes.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 5, 2021) Report 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 for Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association at 705 Progress Avenue, Unit 36-37
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-171720.pdf)

Appendix A - Major Terms and Conditions, Community Space Tenancy Leases, 705 Progress Avenue Unit 36-37
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-171721.pdf)

Appendix B - Location Map and Site View of Leased Premises
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-171722.pdf)

Speakers

Glenn De Baeremaeker
Neethan Shan
Samya Hasan, Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)
Geetha Moorthy, South Asian Autism Awareness Centre
Denise Indira Steele, 5n2

Communications (Committee)
(October 15, 2021) Letter from Neshanth Shanmugalingam, Director of Programs and Services, South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC) on behalf of 5N2 Food For All, South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC), Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA), and Tamil Canadian Centre for Civic Action (GL.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-137604.pdf)

(October 15, 2021) Letter from Neshanth Shanmugalingam, Director of Programs and Services, South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC) on behalf of Geetha Moorthy, Executive Director, South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC) (GL.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-137624.pdf)

(October 15, 2021) Letter from Glenn De Baeremaeker, Volunteer Chair, South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC) (GL.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-137605.pdf)

(October 19, 2021) Letter from Neethan Shan, Chief Executive Officer, Tamil Canadian Centre for Civic Action (GL.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-137607.pdf)

(October 19, 2021) E-mail from Denise Steele on behalf of Seema David, Executive Director and Founder, 5n2 (GL.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-137644.pdf)

(October 19, 2021) Letter from Samya Hasan, Executive Director, Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)  (GL.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-137664.pdf)


GL26.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 18 

Application for Approval to Expropriate a Portion of 5791-5793 Yonge Street and 5795 Yonge Street for Public Street Purposes - Stage 1
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or their designate, to continue negotiations to acquire the property interests set out in Appendix A and Appendix B (the "Property Requirements") to the report (October 5, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and City Council authorize the initiation of expropriation proceedings for the purposes of constructing a new public street connecting Cummer Avenue to Yonge Street (the "Project").

 

2. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or their designate, to serve and publish the Notices of Application for Approval to Expropriate the Property Requirements, to forward to the Ontario Land Tribunal any requests for inquiries received, to attend the hearing(s) to present the City of Toronto's position, and to report the Inquiry Officer's recommendations to City Council for its consideration.

Origin
(October 5, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management
Summary

This report seeks authority to initiate expropriation proceedings for two property interests: one temporary easement in part of the property known municipally as 5795 Yonge Street and; one fee simple interest in part of the property municipally known as 5791-5793 Yonge Street (the "Property Requirements"). The Property Requirements are needed for Transportation Services' construction of a future public street connecting Cummer Avenue to Yonge Street (the "Project").

 

This is Stage 1 of the expropriation process. Should City Council adopt the recommendations in this report, staff will serve and publish the Notice of Application for Approval to Expropriate on each registered owner. Owners, as defined in the Expropriations Act (the "Act"), will have 30 days to request a hearing into whether the City's proposed taking is fair, sound and reasonably necessary.

 

City staff may report back to City Council with a Stage 2 report, providing details on property values and other costs, and if a hearing is requested, the report of the Ontario Land Tribunal. The proposed expropriation would only be effected, after adoption by City Council, as approving authority, of the Stage 2 report, by registration of an expropriation plan, which would then be followed by the service of notices as required by the Act.

 

Before the City could take possession of the expropriated property, offers of compensation based on appraisal reports must be served on each registered owner.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 5, 2021) Report and Appendices A to C from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Application for Approval to Expropriate a Portion of 5791-5793 Yonge Street and 5795 Yonge Street for Public Street Purposes - Stage 1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-171702.pdf)


GL26.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

The Wellington Destructor, 677 Wellington Street West - Head Lessee and Long Term Lease
Communications have been submitted on this Item.
Confidential Attachment - A position and plan to be applied to negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of CreateTO or the City of Toronto
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council approve the recommended Head Lessee proponent, TAS Tecumseth Niagara LP, and their Project Proposal for the design, construction, leasing and management responsibilities in connection with the reuse of the Wellington Destructor property at 677 Wellington Street West.

 

2. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management to enter into a long-term lease with TAS Tecumseth Niagara LP, conditional upon declaration that the 677 Wellington Street West property is surplus to the City's needs and conditional upon capital funding approval through the 2022 budget process, substantially on the major terms and conditions set out in Revised Confidential Attachment 2 to the CreateTO Board Report (August 30, 2021) from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, and on such other or amended terms and conditions including funding and financial conditions acceptable to the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or their designate, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or their designate, to administer and manage the Lease including the provision of any amendments, consents, 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, including their content, to City Council for its determination and direction.

 

4. City Council authorize the City Manager and / or any other relevant City Official, in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to apply for and receive funding, and negotiate, enter into and execute any agreements required in respect of such funding for the Wellington Destructor project, including any amendments and extensions thereto, with the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and their respective agencies, and / or non-government sources, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

5. City Council authorize the public release of the Confidential Attachment 1 and the Revised Confidential Attachment 2 to the CreateTO Board Report (August 30, 2021) from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, following the execution of the Lease by the Head Lessee and the City.

Origin
(October 5, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek approval from City Council on the project proposal (the "Project Proposal") put forth by the recommended head lessee, TAS Tecumseth Niagara LP ("the Head Lessee", "TAS Tecumseth Niagara LP "), and to authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management to enter into a long term lease (the "Lease") with TAS Tecumseth Niagara LP and to administer and manage the Lease for the Wellington Destructor property at 677 Wellington Street West (“the Property”), based on the terms and conditions recommended by the CreateTO Board, subject to obtaining City Council approval, by adoption of Item RA24.10 at its meeting of September 13, 2021 (“the CreateTO Board Report”), as set out in the CreateTO Board Report’s Revised Confidential Attachment 2. This report also seeks authority to apply for funding from other levels of government and from private sources, and to enter into and execute required agreements.

 

The Property presents an opportunity for the adaptive reuse of an existing City-owned heritage building as a cultural and community hub, with employment and commercial uses to generate new income, as well as to complement and support the existing and proposed employment uses of the surrounding area.

 

At its meeting on April 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2018, City Council authorized the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services (now Corporate Services) to develop and undertake a call process to seek and secure a head lessee for a long-term lease of the Wellington Destructor, and to report back to City Council on the results of the call process with a final recommendation for the selected head lessee. In 2019, Corporate Real Estate Management completed the call process, including the evaluation of proposals. As directed by City Council, CreateTO negotiated a term sheet with the proposed Head Lessee, which outlines the basic terms of the Lease and ongoing management of the Property.  

 

Pending City Council approval of the recommendations in this report, and subject to the approval of the City's capital funding contribution to the Project Proposal to be brought forward in the 2022 Budget process, City and CreateTO staff will complete the negotiations of the Lease and will work with the Head Lessee to develop a community engagement strategy, in consultation with the local Councillor.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 5, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO on The Wellington Destructor, 677 Wellington Street West - Head Lessee and Long Term Lease
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-171688.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Mahyar Modaresi  (CC.Supp)
(November 6, 2021) E-mail from Jenny Lam (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Peter Bowyer and Amy Wilson (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Patrisha Robertson on behalf of NNNow Community/WD Group (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from James Parker (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) Letter from Ric Amis, Spokesperson, West Side Community Council and Secretary/Chair, Parkdale Residents Association (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138688.pdf)

(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Patrisha Robertson (CC.New)

9a Letter from the Board of Directors of CreateTO: Wellington Destructor, 677 Wellington Street West
Confidential Attachment - A position and plan to be applied to negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of CreateTO or the City of Toronto
Origin
(September 13, 2021) Letter from the Board of Directors of CreateTO
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek comments from the Board of CreateTO on the proposed commercial terms of a long term ground lease for the Wellington Destructor property located at 677 Wellington Street West, as outlined in Confidential Attachment 2, to ensure that the terms, beyond those contained in the City's Request for Proposal and the proponent's proposal, are commercially reasonable and reflect the requirements of the Wellington Destructor Head Lessee Request for Proposal, issued by Corporate Real Estate Management.

 

At its meeting on April 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2018, City Council authorized the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services to develop and undertake a call process to seek and secure a Head Lessee for the long-term lease of the Wellington Destructor and to report back on the call process with final recommendations. The report also outlined a process for Real Estate Services (now Corporate Real Estate Management) to engage with CreateTO in the determination of commercial terms related to the proposed head lease agreement and ongoing property management of the building prior to reporting back to Council.

 

Corporate Real Estate Management has completed the two-stage call process and proposals were evaluated by an inter-divisional and inter-agency evaluation team including CreateTO. Confidential Attachment 1 to this report outlines the process undertaken by Corporate Real Estate Management to seek and select a Head Lessee, as well as provides details on the Head Lessee proponent selected. CreateTO has subsequently negotiated the major terms of the head lease agreement to limit risks to the City, as Landlord, and to maximize the obligations of the Head Lessee, as Tenant.

 

The Wellington Destructor is a 3,700 square metre, purpose-built garbage incinerator that was constructed in 1925 and remained in active use until the incineration of solid waste was halted in the mid-1970s. The building was adapted to be used as a transfer station until 1986, at which time it was decommissioned. The building has been vacant since. In 2013, the Wellington Destructor property was transferred to the Real Estate Services Division, at which time, the building was deemed to be unsafe due to extensive structural repairs required and health and safety concerns. Work was undertaken in 2016 to secure and mothball the site to protect the building until such time as permanent and appropriate uses have been determined. 

 

The Destructor site presents an opportunity for the adaptive reuse of an existing City-owned heritage building as a cultural and community hub, with employment and commercial uses that could generate new income, as well as complement and support the existing and proposed employment uses of the surrounding area.

 

The Board of Directors of CreateTO is requested to review and recommend the negotiated term sheet between the City of Toronto and the recommended Head Lessee proponent, in anticipation that City staff will bring forward a report to General Government and Licensing Committee and City Council in October and November 2021 to approve the City the staff administered Wellington Destructor Head Lessee call process and selected proponent.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 13, 2021) Letter from the Board of Directors of CreateTO on The Wellington Destructor - 677 Wellington Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-171683.pdf)

(August 30, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO on The Wellington Destructor - 677 Wellington Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-171684.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Revised Confidential Attachment 2

GL26.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Update on the Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that: 

 

1. City Council adopt the updated Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines in Attachment 3 to the report (October 5, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management.

 

2. City Council direct all City Divisions to use the Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines in Attachment 3 to the report (October 5, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, as the mandatory accessibility resource that guides all City owned renovations and newly constructed buildings and public spaces, and any future Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines updated by the Executive Director of Corporate Real Estate Management.

Origin
(October 5, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines. The Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines is a design reference document available to all sectors to conduct accessibility audits and to plan developments as the City works towards making Toronto a barrier-free community.

 

In July 2021, Corporate Real Estate Management updated the Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines to set City-wide technical requirements for determining accessibility upgrade requirements across City facilities and public spaces. As well, the Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines was updated to align with current legislative requirements and best practices in the area of accessible design to remove barriers within the built environment. Corporate Real Estate Management conducted an extensive consultation process with internal and external stakeholders, including City divisions, members of the public, and individuals representing the disability community, to develop this iteration of the Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines. Feedback from these consultations will continue to shape the Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines as a living document, with a formal review and update of the document to be scheduled at regular intervals.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 5, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Update on the Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-171689.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines Stakeholders
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-171690.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines Governance Structure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-171706.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-171707.pdf)


GL26.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Back-to-School - Vehicle-for-Hire Driver Training
*First Item after closed session on Wednesday, November 10th.
*A communication has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to consider pausing the issuance of new vehicle-for-hire and private transportation company driver's licences until such time as a driver training accreditation program is established, and applicants have demonstrated completion of a driver training course to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards as per By-law 1517-2019.

 

2. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to include the following as part of the scheduled report back to the November 30, 2021 meeting of the General Government and Licensing Committee on the status of an accreditation program and any driver training courses required to licence new vehicle-for-hire and private transportation company drivers, including:

 

a. a report with confidential attachment, if needed, on any legal issues that may exist with respect to the delayed implementation of the driver training program;

 

b. the number of drivers who have been issued a licence since June 1, 2020;

 

c. a plan for implementing the driver training program for current and new licensees; and

 

d. changes to service levels, including number of passenger trips, drivers available, and any relevant information pertaining to licensing, reported by Vehicles-for-Hire and Private Transportation companies due to the pandemic between March 2020 to present.

Origin
(October 5, 2021) Letter from City Council
Summary

City Council on October 1 and 4, 2021, referred Motion MM36.14 to the General Government and Licensing Committee.

Background Information (Committee)
Letter from City Council referring Item MM36.14 to the October 20, 2021 meeting of the General Government and Licensing Committee for further consideration
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-171712.pdf)

Speakers

Kristine Hubbard, Beck Taxi
Janna Erichsen, Centennial College
Sam Moini
Earla Phillips, Rideshare
Gurjeet Dhillon, Toronto 1 Taxi
Kurt Halfyard, Ride-Hail
Albert Koehl, Toronto Community Bikeways Coalition
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Communications (Committee)
(October 1, 2021) Submission from Jake Brockman, Uber (GL.Main)
(October 19, 2021) Letter from Thorben Wieditz on behalf of the RideFair Toronto Coalition (GL.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-137645.pdf)

(October 19, 2021) Letter from Keagan Gartz, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto (GL.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-137665.pdf)

(October 19, 2021) Letter from Dylan Reid, on behalf of Walk Toronto (GL.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-137646.pdf)

(October 19, 2021) E-mail from Kristine Hubbard, Beck Taxi (GL.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-137666.pdf)

(October 20, 2021) E-mail from Kristine Hubbard, Beck Taxi (GL.New)
Communications (City Council)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Jake Brockman, Uber (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-139777.pdf)

Declared Interests (Committee)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Nick Mantas - in that one of his family members has a taxi licence.
Written Declaration: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewDeclaredInterestFile.do?id=10256


GL26.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Tracking through Open Data Section 37 and Section 45 Community Benefits - Open 37
Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that: 

 

1. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, in coordination with the Chief Technology Officer, to release historic, commencing from January 1, 2006, and current Section 37 and Section 45 Agreement information on the City of Toronto's Open Data portal, to be updated on quarterly basis, including:

 
a. individual agreement details by date, location, ward, type, and amount;

 

b. community benefit expenditures and their status; and

 

c. balances and interest earned on all Section 37 and Section 45 reserve funds.

 

2. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, in coordination with the Chief Technology Officer, to report to the November 30, 2021 General Government and Licensing Committee meeting on a plan for providing Section 37 agreement information, including individual agreement details and status, on the City of Toronto's Open Data portal as described in Part 1 above.

Origin
(October 4, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood
Summary

As explained on the City of Toronto Website - Section 37 of the Planning Act authorizes municipalities to grant increases in permitted height and/or density through the zoning by-law in exchange for community benefits.  There is however no tangible mechanism in place for the public to track the delivery or arrangements.  The only information available is a PDF document.  Implementing the information onto the City's Open Data Portal would provide a clear path of information.

 

Providing the public with the tools to soundly track community benefits makes sense.  The Toronto Open Data Portal is the vehicle the city has chosen to utilize to provide information to residents in a tangible format for easy access. Community benefits invest in local parks, affordable housing units, cash in lieu, community projects and Toronto Community Housing upgrades and repairs and more.

 

The Section 37 Implementation Guidelines do not address making the Community Benefits Arrangements accessible to the public in a clear open manner, providing individuals a means to track delivery of the benefit in the form prescribed in the agreement.  Although the July 2021 report on Planning Act (Section 37 and Section 45) Reserve Funds Statement, 2019 provided a financial statement of the Planning Act reserve funds for the 2019 fiscal year, Its intention was not to provide residents with a means to track the details and delivery of a community benefit to their community.

 

An example would be the City of Los Angeles' tracking system: https://affordablehousing.mejiaforcontroller.com.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 4, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie on Tracking through Open Data Section 37 and Section 45 Community Benefits - Open 37
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-171736.pdf)


Infrastructure and Environment Committee - Meeting 25
IE25.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 

Award of Request for Quotation Ariba Document Number 3047717744 to GFL Environmental Incorporated for Curbside Collection Services in Etobicoke Area (District 1)
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council in accordance with Section 195-8.5 of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 195 (Purchasing), authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to award and enter into an agreement with GFL Environmental Incorporated being the lowest bidder meeting specifications for Request for Quotation, Ariba Document Number 3047717744 for curbside collection, transportation and off-loading of materials in the Etobicoke area for a period of five (5) years commencing on July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2028 with an option to extend the initial contract for two (2) additional separate one (1) year periods, for a total contract value of $88,488,344.20 including estimated annual adjustments for consumer price index net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries.

 

2. City Council request the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Chief Procurement Officer to report to the January 2022 meeting of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on specific data comparisons around service between each of Toronto’s Solid Waste Management collection districts regarding:

 

a. costs, including annual increases and how costs are calculated;

 

b. number of complaints (via 311 and direct to contractors);

 

c. penalties to service providers;

 

d. warnings to service providers;

 

e. diversion rates;

 

f. contingency fees of previous contracts; and

 

g. waste contamination rates.

Origin
(October 5, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Chief Procurement Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise on the results of the Request for Quotation, Ariba Document Number 3047717744 for the collection, transportation and off-loading of garbage, recyclable materials, organic materials, bulky items, items for which special collection services are provided and yard waste from single family homes, multi-residential locations, commercial locations, non-residential (Charities, Institutions and Religious Organizations) and Divisions, Agencies and Corporations that receive curbside collection. The area serviced is Etobicoke, an area bounded by the Humber River to the east, Highway 427, Eglinton Avenue West and Etobicoke Creek to the west, Steeles Avenue to the north and Lake Ontario to the south.  This collection contract service award is for a five (5) year period with the option to extend the contract for two (2) additional separate one (1) year periods. This report requests the authority to enter into a legal agreement with GFL Environmental Incorporated being the lowest bidder meeting specifications.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 5, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Chief Procurement Officer on Award of Request for Quotation Ariba Document Number 3047717744 to GFL Environmental Incorporated for Curbside Collection Services in Etobicoke Area (District 1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-171734.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Stephen Holyday


IE25.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Non-Competitive Contract with Evoqua Water Technologies Limited for the Purchase of Proprietary Essential Parts for Maintenance of Process Equipment at Water Treatment Plants
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that: 

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Toronto Water to negotiate and enter into a non-competitive agreement with Evoqua Water Technologies Limited for the supply of proprietary parts required for the maintenance of Wallace and Tiernan chemical feed and analysis equipment, on the following terms and conditions:

 

a. the initial term of the contract will be for one (1) year, with an option to renew for four (4) additional one (1) year periods at the sole discretion of the General Manager, Toronto Water and subject to budget approvals for the total amount of $1,252,154.67 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($1,274,192.59 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries);

 

b.  the contract will be conditional upon Evoqua Water Technologies Limited, continues to be the manufacturer or exclusive supplier of the parts; and

 

c.  conditional upon terms and conditions that are satisfactory to the General Manager, Toronto Water and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(October 8, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management
Summary

The purpose of this report is to request authority for the General Manager to negotiate and enter into a non-competitive contract with Evoqua Water Technologies Limited. This contract will be for the supply of proprietary parts and supplies required for the maintenance of water treatment process equipment.  The initial term of this contract will be from the date the contract is issued to December 31, 2022, with the option to renew for four (4) additional one (1) year periods at the sole discretion of the City and subject to budget approvals for the total amount of $1,252,154.67, net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($1,274,192.59 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

 

City Council approval is required in accordance with Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 195, Purchasing, where the current request exceeds the Chief Procurement Officer's authority of the cumulative five-year commitment 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 Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 71, Financial Control, Section 71-11A.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Chief Procurement Officer on Non-Competitive Contract with Evoqua Water Technologies Limited for the Purchase of Proprietary Essential Parts for Maintenance of Process Equipment at Water Treatment Plants
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-171778.pdf)


IE25.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Non-Competitive Contract with Forests Ontario to Implement the Tree Seed Diversity Program 2022-2031 for Parks, Forestry and Recreation
A communication has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to negotiate and enter into a non-competitive agreement with Forests Ontario, for the supply and delivery of 197,045 source-identified native trees and shrubs over a 10-year period (2022-2031) through the Tree Seed Diversity Program, in the amount of $3,329,892 excluding all taxes and charges ($3,388,498 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(October 6, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management Division
Summary

The purpose of this report is to request City Council approval for the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to negotiate and enter into a non-competitive agreement with Forests Ontario for the supply and delivery of 197,045 native source-identified trees and shrubs over a period of ten years through the Tree Seed Diversity Program. The agreement is in the amount of $3,329,892 excluding all taxes and charges ($3,388,498 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

 

The Tree Seed Diversity Program will secure source-identified native plant material for Urban Forestry's natural area planting programs, including community planting and restoration planting in parks, ravines and Environmentally Significant Areas. Planting source-identified trees and shrubs will improve genetic diversity and support an ecosystem that is more resilient to climate change impacts, an important goal of both the Ravine Strategy and Strategic Forest Management Plan. This 10-year service agreement will include native seed forecasting, seed collection, tracking, monitoring and coordination with an Ontario nursery (or nurseries) to grow this plant material. A minimum contract period of 10 years is required to allow for development of stock forecasting, collection sources and services and to address the variability of species seed production to grow stock from seed to a size suitable for planting, ranging from 3 to 7 years.

 

The services provided by Forests Ontario cannot be obtained through the competitive procurement process due to the specialized knowledge, capacity and resources required to perform this work which is lacking in the market place. Forests Ontario has over 20 years of experience in the business of planning and managing tree seed collection and propagation of plant material in southern Ontario. Forests Ontario has also successfully provided the City with over 15,000 native source-identified trees since 2009.

 

City Council approval is required in accordance with Municipal Code Chapter 195 -Purchasing, where the current request exceeds the Chief Procurement 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 and 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 71-11(A).

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management Division on Non-Competitive Contract with Forests Ontario to Implement the Tree Seed Diversity Program 2022-2031 for Parks, Forestry and Recreation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-171782.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Karen Chisvin (CC.Supp)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New)

IE25.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Non-Competitive Contract with IBI Group Professional Services Canada Incorporated for the Support and Maintenance, Graphic User Interface Enhancements and Control Strategy Component Upgrades of the Transmission Operations Optimizer Proprietary System Software
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Toronto Water to negotiate and enter into a non-competitive agreement with IBI Group Professional Services Canada Incorporated to provide Transmission Operations Optimizer support and maintenance, Graphic User Interface Enhancements and Control Strategy Component Upgrade (Sustainability), in the amount of $730,500, net of all applicable taxes and charges, $743,357 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries, for a period of five (5) years from November 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024, on terms and conditions acceptable to the General Manager and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(October 7, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek authority to enter into a non-competitive contract with IBI Group Professional Services Canada Incorporated (IBI Group) for the continued support and maintenance, Graphic User Interface Enhancements and Control Strategy Component Upgrades of the Transmission Operations Optimizer proprietary system software.

 

Transmission Operations Optimizer is a system which has been developed by the IBI Group and is utilized within Toronto Water. Transmission Operations Optimizer is a highly customized system which contains specialized business logic, algorithms and processing, linked to the Toronto Water and York Region Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition network, weather and the Independent Electricity System Operator for Ontario.

 

Support and maintenance is required as the current partnership and sustainment term with IBI Group is ending on October 31, 2021. This non-competitive procurement is required for 38 months of sustainment at a rate of $12,500 per month for the period November 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024 inclusive, and a contract value of $475,000 net of all applicable taxes and charges.

 

Graphic User Interface Enhancements are also being proposed and will provide additional functionality to support business improvement, improve user experience, allow operators to enter operating parameters and obtain information from the system in a more efficient manner and ensure the software is current and operating at the highest functionality. The cost of the enhancements is valued at $105,500 net of all applicable taxes and charges as a one-time cost for this 3 year contract period.

 

An additional Control Strategy Component Upgrade is required for sustainability and includes improving the algorithms which decide the best transmission, pumping selection, pumping schedule and reservoir storage. This further optimization is needed based on lessons learned, new equipment, water mains being added and demand pattern changes in the City of Toronto and York Region. The Control Strategy Component Upgrade will provide further electrical cost savings. This will be a one-time purchase of $150,000 net of all applicable taxes and charges.

 

The total value of the non-competitive contract identified in this report is not to exceed $730,500 net of all applicable taxes and charges ($743,357 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

 

City Council approval is required in accordance with Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 195, Purchasing, where the current request exceeds the Chief Procurement Officer's authority of the cumulative five-year commitment 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 Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 71, Financial Control, Section 71-11A.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 7, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Non-Competitive Contract with IBI Group Professional Services Canada Incorporated for the Support and Maintenance, Graphic User Interface Enhancements and Control Strategy Component Upgrades of the Transmission Operations Optimizer Proprietary System Software
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-171836.pdf)


IE25.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Non-Competitive Contract Amendment to Demand Response Agreement with Rodan Energy Solutions Incorporated
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Toronto Water, to negotiate, enter into and execute a non-competitive agreement to amend and restate the Demand Response Agreement dated November 2, 2018, as subsequently amended and assigned, between the City of Toronto ("City") and Rodan Energy Solutions Incorporated ("Rodan"), for electricity demand response aggregation services ("Agreement"), extending the term of the Agreement for a period of 5 years commencing on May 1, 2022 and ending on April 30, 2027, on the condition that Rodan agree to pay to the City 96 percent of all Independent Electricity Systems Operator payments, and on such other terms and conditions as may be satisfactory to the General Manager, Toronto Water, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Toronto Water, to negotiate, enter into and execute any other related agreement(s), and / or any amendments of same, including any forms or such other documents as may be necessary to give effect to Part 1 above on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Toronto Water, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(October 8, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management
Summary

The City participates in the Province's Demand Response program administered by the Independent Electricity Systems Operator, which pays electricity end-user participants to reduce consumption or generate their own electricity during periods of peak demand. Participation in the Demand Response Program provides the following benefits to the City: a continued revenue stream, optimization of City assets, and improved energy security and resilience. Currently, Rodan Energy Solutions Incorporated ("Rodan") is the Demand Response aggregator who facilitates the City's participation in Demand Response Program and, among other things, coordinates the City's Demand Response resources with the supply portfolio of the Independent Electricity Systems Operator, pursuant to an agreement with the City, which will expire on April 30, 2022. Pursuant to this agreement, the City receives from Rodan 94 percent of all applicable Independent Electricity Systems Operator incentive payments paid by the Independent Electricity Systems Operator in exchange for the City's participation in the Demand Response Program. Rodan retains the remaining 6 percent in payment for the services it provides to the City.

 

Since 2013, the City has realized more than $2 million in revenue based on Toronto Water's participation on behalf of the City in the Demand Response Program. From about early in 2020, Toronto Water has been the only City participant in the Demand Response Program, generating approximately $200,000 of revenue (net of all taxes and charges) annually by reducing contracted Demand Response load at Toronto Water facilities.  An opportunity has now arisen that would enable Toronto Water to ensure that the City receives an even higher share of Independent Electricity Systems Operator payments and continued, uninterrupted Demand Response revenues over the next five years while supporting the City's commitment to increasing energy efficiency. Rodan is prepared to increase the City's share of the Independent Electricity Systems Operator payments it receives, based on Toronto Water's continued participation in the Demand Response Program alone, from 94 percent to 96 percent for a five year period commencing on May 1, 2022 and ending April 30, 2027 on the condition that, with some minor exception, the terms and conditions of the current agreement otherwise remain the same. For the reasons set out in this report, staff are seeking the necessary authorization from City Council to amend the City's agreement with Rodan in order to secure for the City the increased Independent Electricity Systems Operator payment amount and the corresponding revenue generation through to 2027 which is estimated to be $1.16 million.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 8, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Non-Competitive Contract Amendment to Demand Response Agreement with Rodan Energy Solutions Incorporated
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-171851.pdf)


IE25.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Litigation Arising from North Toronto Wastewater Treatment Plant Combined Sewer Overflow Tank - Implementation of Hydraulic Improvement and High Rate Treatment Project, Request for Proposal 9117-06-7403
Confidential Attachment - The attachment to this report contains advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege and litigation privilege.
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council adopt the confidential instructions to staff in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 5, 2021) from the City Solicitor and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

2. City Council authorize the public release of the confidential instructions to staff in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 5, 2021) from the City Solicitor and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, at the discretion of the City Solicitor, and that City Council direct that the balance of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 5, 2021) from the City Solicitor and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services remain confidential as it contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client and litigation privilege.

Origin
(October 5, 2021) Report from the City Solicitor and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services
Summary

The City hired CH2M Hill Canada Limited to design and oversee the construction of modifications to the North Toronto Wastewater Treatment Plant Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (the "Project").  The Project was to retrofit the existing Combined Sewer Overflow at the North Toronto Treatment Plant to improve treatment and flow conveyance.  The work was intended to increase the volume of water the Combined Sewer Overflow Tank could treat to reduce the frequency and the volume of untreated sewer overflow diverted to the Don River in wet weather.  To date, the Combined Sewer Overflow Tank cannot be operated in accordance with its intended design.

 

Therefore, the City has commenced legal action against CH2M Hill Canada Limited.  The City claims that CH2M Hill Canada Limited was negligent or breached its contract with the City in its: (a) design of the Project; and/or (b) delivery of engineering services during the Project.

 

The City is also currently in the process of assessing precisely what is required in terms of remedial work to improve the functionality of the North Toronto Treatment Plant Combined Sewer Overflow Tank, and the cost/time to complete the work.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 contains legal advice from the City Solicitor regarding the litigation.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 5, 2021) Report from the City Solicitor and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services on Litigation Arising from North Toronto Wastewater Treatment Plant Combined Sewer Overflow Tank - Implementation of Hydraulic Improvement and High Rate Treatment Project, Request for Proposal 9117-06-7403
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-171761.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1

IE25.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 12 

Construction Staging Area - 75 Broadway Avenue
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the closure of the south sidewalk and a 2.7 metre-wide portion of the westbound south-side curb lane on Broadway Avenue, between a point 71.5 metres west of Redpath Avenue and a point 40.5 metres further west, for a period of 12 months from March 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023.

 

2. City Council direct the applicant to pressure-wash the construction site and adjacent sidewalks and roadways weekly, or more frequently as needed to be cleared of any construction debris and made safe.

 

3. City Council direct the applicant to ensure that the existing sidewalks or the proposed pedestrian walkways have proper enhanced lighting to ensure safety and visibility at all times of the day and night.

 

4. City Council direct the applicant to clearly consult and communicate all construction, parking and road occupancy impacts with local business improvement areas and resident associations in advance of any physical road modifications.

 

5. City Council direct the applicant to install appropriate signage and converging mirrors to ensure that pedestrians, cyclists and motorists safety is considered at all times.

 

6. City Council direct the applicant to provide a sufficient number of traffic control persons as determined by the Work Zone Traffic Coordinator and Toronto Police Construction Liaison Officer, on a daily basis to control construction vehicle access and egress to and from the site and maintain a safe environment for the public.

 

7. City Council direct the applicant to provide a sufficient number of pay-duty Police Officers as determined by the Work Zone Traffic Coordinator and Toronto Police Construction Liaison Officer, during large scale concrete pours and large scale material deliveries to control vehicle access and egress to and from the site and maintain a safe environment for the public.

 

8. City Council direct the applicant to install cane-detection within the covered and protected walkway to guide pedestrians who are visually impaired.

 

9. City Council direct the applicant to post 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.

 

10. City Council direct the applicant to provide and install 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.

Origin
(October 12, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

This report is submitted to Infrastructure and Environment Committee as Broadway Avenue forms a shared boundary between the Toronto and East York Community Council and the North York Community Council.

 

Hazelview Investments is demolishing a portion of the existing 10-storey building at 73-75 Broadway Avenue and constructing one 38-storey residential rental tower at 73 Broadway Avenue that will be connected to the remaining portion of 75 Broadway Avenue through the common first-floor and underground parking.  The site is located on the south side of Broadway Avenue, mid-block between Yonge Street and Redpath Avenue.

 

The developer's anticipated timeline to require a closure of the south sidewalk and a 2.7 metre-wide portion of the westbound south-side curb lane on Broadway Avenue, between a point 71.5 metres west of Redpath Avenue and a point 40.5 metres further west, is for a period of 42 months (i.e., March 1, 2022 to August 31, 2025) to accommodate a construction staging area. Transportation Services is recommending that we provide an initial construction staging permit for 12 months (i.e., March 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023). We will monitor the need for construction staging and will arrange to extend the permit duration in the future as we deem necessary.

 

Pedestrian operations on the south side of Broadway Avenue will be maintained in a 2.1 metre-wide covered and protected walkway within the closed portion of the existing lane.

 

The construction staging area on Broadway Avenue will result in the partial occupation of the westbound traffic lane, resulting in a 6.0 metre-wide lane for traffic.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 12, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Construction Staging Area - 75 Broadway Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-171880.pdf)


IE25.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 2 

Centennial Park Master Plan
Communications have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council adopt the Centennial Park Master Plan in Appendix 1 to the report (October 12, 2021) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation as the general direction in which improvements to Centennial Park shall be undertaken over the next 20 years.

 

2. City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to advance the implementation of priorities identified in Appendix 1 to the report (October 12, 2021) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation as part of the 2022-2031 (and beyond) Capital and Operating budget processes.

 

3.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to seek funding from other orders of government in order to advance the implementation of the improvements outlined in the Centennial Park Master Plan, as described in Appendix 1 to the report (October 12, 2021) from the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation.

 

4. City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to coordinate with the General Manager of Transportation Services, General Manager, Toronto Water, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, and other City Divisions as required, to implement various components of the Master Plan outlined in Appendix 1 to the report (October 12, 2021) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

5. City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the General Manager, Transportation Services, working in partnership with the Indigenous communities, and in alignment with the Parks Wayfinding Strategy and TO360, to explore opportunities to celebrate Indigenous cultures, languages and histories through Indigenous place-keeping and place-making as part of the implementation of the Centennial Park Master Plan in Appendix 1 to the report (October 12, 2021) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

Origin
(October 12, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

At 526-acres (213-hectares), Centennial Park is one of Toronto’s largest parks and an integral part of the parks and open space system. The park currently hosts an incredibly diverse range of activities, programs and amenities that serve a wide range of users from across the city and region while functioning as an important component of the area's ecological system. However, changing user expectations, growth pressures, aging facilities, and a greater recognition of the need to protect and enhance the ecology of the park necessitates a holistic reimagining of the park.

 

Given the size and complexity of Centennial Park, a Park Master Plan was developed to guide this reimagining. A Park Master Plan is a long-term planning document that acts as a blueprint to guide decision-making around future infrastructure and capital improvements, programming, and management of a park. The Centennial Park Master Plan, Attachment 1 to this report, will serve as a guide to decision-making over the next 20 years and beyond.

 

Taking its cues from the Toronto Parkland Strategy, The Ravine Strategy and the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan, the Centennial Park Master Plan seeks to find a new balance between the natural environment and the recreational facilities, and addresses the existing fragmentation of the site. It also reveals the unique features that should be cherished and preserved as the foundation for park improvements. Through an in-depth public consultation process, four Principles emerged to guide this work: Activate, Connect, Protect and Enhance, and Collaborate and Evolve.

 

The transformational moves and improvements identified in the Master Plan will increase the prominence of Centennial Park as one of Toronto's largest 'Legacy' parks, ensuring it will continue to play a central role as part of the City's parks and open space system for generations to come. Highlights include a new district playground and water play area, the addition of a new cricket pitch, improved sports fields and other facilities as part of the City's Facilities Master Plan, a re-imagining of the Centennial Park Hill that will follow the eventual winding-down of Ski Centre operations, a destination skate trail, a skateboard park, improvements to the network of trails and pathways, opportunities for Indigenous Place-making and Place-keeping, improvements to park wayfinding, and strategies for the long-term enhancement of the park's water courses and natural areas.

 

Given the size of this park, achieving the final park vision will require time and the prioritization of certain projects considering available budget, importance, level of impact, and the ability to implement as part of other initiatives and as opportunities arise.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 12, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation on Centennial Park Master Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-171879.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Centennial Park Master Plan Update - Part 1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-172157.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Centennial Park Master Plan Update - Part 2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-172158.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Centennial Park Master Plan Update - Part 3
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-172159.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Centennial Park Master Plan Update - Part 4
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-172160.pdf)

Speakers

Michael Longfield, Midweek Cycling Club
Councillor Stephen Holyday

Communications (Committee)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Tatiana Herman (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Denis Walsh (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Bruce Novakowski (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Patrick DeRochie (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Alexa Sylvestre (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from David Ta (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Kerry Landry (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from James Malekzadeh (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Thomas Appleyard (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Karen Jones (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Gary Burrows (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Norwin (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from B. R. Ashley (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Robert Kennedy (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Bailey Chui (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Cesar Shiao (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Alex Korobchevsky (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Richard Carey (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Louise Cochrane (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Melvin Mariampillai (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Janet Lin (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Ted Mann (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Randall Boyd (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from John MacMillan (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Jeremy Lundy (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Heather Carr (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Carole Milon (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Robert Staples (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Ramses Moya (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Carmen Jones (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Shanaaz Sheriff (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Christopher Anderson (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Chantal Cornu (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Lori Bonham (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Benes (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Kosik (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2021) E-mail from Krista Kruja (IE.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Jay Brown (IE.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) Letter from Michael Longfield, President, Midweek Cycling Club (IE.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-137869.pdf)

(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Johnny Woo (IE.Supp)
Communications (City Council)
(November 4, 2021) E-mail from Julian Simpson (CC.Supp)
(November 4, 2021) E-mail from J. Geoff Loughton (CC.Supp)
(November 4, 2021) E-mail from Geoff Morgan (CC.Supp)
(November 4, 2021) E-mail from Andrea Kausel (CC.Supp)
(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Hinkel Yeung (CC.Supp)
(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Visschedyk (CC.Supp)
(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Suzanne Carlsen (CC.Supp)
(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Phil Torres (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Michael Longfield, President, Midweek Cycling Club  (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-139272.pdf)

(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Marc Gurizzan  (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Susie Petro, Foundation Relations Manager, Foundation Relations, The Hospital for Sick Children  (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-139318.pdf)


IE25.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Improving Winter Access to Toronto's Parks for 2021-22
Communications have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to include a submission for consideration by City Council in the 2022 Budget process for budget funding to support expanded winter maintenance and winter washroom access as implemented in 2020-2021, implement the pilot for alternative winter maintenance impacting Environmentally Significant Areas, ravines and bridges, and develop a new winter washroom enhancement program.

 

2. City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to implement the pilot for alternative winter maintenance impacting Environmentally Significant Areas, ravines and bridges for the 2021-2022 winter season, subject to availability of funding through the 2022 Budget process.

Origin
(October 6, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

This report responds to recommendations 21 and 22 in EX21.2 - City Council request that the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee by the third quarter of 2021 on the feasibility of expanding snow clearing on park pathways and trails and making more park washrooms operational for the 2021-2022 winter season.

 

In response to Council direction, Parks, Forestry and Recreation increased public access to Toronto's parks last winter by clearing more trails and opening more washrooms. In 2020-2021, an additional 64 kilometres of park pathways and trails were added to snow clearing operations in addition to the typical 270 kilometres, and 143 park washrooms facilities were provided over the usual 64, including portable toilets at 51 locations. To respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated increased need for access to outdoor space through the winter months, Parks, Forestry and Recreation also opened a number of other park assets typically closed through winter, including golf courses for snow loop trails.

 

In addition to continuing the expanded trail clearing, winter washroom access and additional portable toilets provided for winter 2020-2021, Parks, Forestry and Recreation proposes further winter access improvements for the 2021-2022 season through three initiatives, including:

 

- Alignment of winter maintenance activities with Transportation Services, which will allow Parks, Forestry and Recreation to expand winter maintenance within the current standards, clear pathways and trails in 40 new park locations and provide enhanced winter maintenance in 35 additional parks.


- A pilot for alternative winter maintenance that could be used in Environmentally Significant Areas, in ravines and on bridges.


- Interim enhancements of up to 5 additional washrooms to allow for their operation through the 2021-2022 winter season. 
 

Parks, Forestry and Recreation also proposes developing a washroom enhancement program, with the aim of identifying opportunities and advancing additional retrofits and new builds for 2022-2023 and future years. The washroom enhancement program will follow a similar process to other capital enhancement programs, with construction following required technical assessments, planning and design for the specific project.

 

To continue, incremental costs and resources will be required on an ongoing basis based on preliminary estimates. Parks, Forestry and Recreation will prepare new and enhanced service proposals, including the washroom enhancement program, through its 2022 Budget submission.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Improving Winter Access to Toronto's Parks for 2021-22
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-171779.pdf)

Speakers

Adam Roy Cohoon

Communications (Committee)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Janet Lin (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Tracey Macey (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Timothy Miles (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Thomas Appleyard (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Ted Mann (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Tatiana Herman (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Bruce Novakowski (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Dana Snell (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Denis Walsh (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Patrick DeRochie (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Rhoda Potter (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Alexa Sylvestre (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Juanita De Barros (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Gord Mawdsley (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Jeff Harris (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Tamara Bernstein (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Lorraine Barnaby (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Mitchell Kamiel (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Howard Henderson (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Stephanie Smith (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from David Ta (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Judith Logan (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Emerson Howitt (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Gordon Krofchick (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Robert Bernecky, Snake Island Research Inc. (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Kerry Landry (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from James Malekzadeh (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Cindy Wilson (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Stokes (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Karen Jones (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Marjorie Nichol (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Gary Burrows (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Norwin Anne (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Susan Hammond (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Sara Winnett (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from B. R. Ashley (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Patrick McCluskey (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from John Dubeau (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Bailey Chui (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from John Moore (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Hilary MacKenzie (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Cesar Shiao (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Lyle Resnick (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Alex Korobchevsky (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Ben Singer (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Estelle Berry (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Andre Boudreau  (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Bruce Bennett (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Nick Shaw (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Louise Cochrane (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Melvin Mariampillai (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Randall Boyd (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Richard Wu (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from John MacMillan (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Jorge Chavez (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Jundi Abdul Mawla (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Mauricio Arenas (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Jeremy Lundy (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Michael Barry (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Naomi Hazlett (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Susan Watt (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Carole Milon (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Robert Staples (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Ramses Moya (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Phil Trant (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Suzanne Hersh (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Erin Campos (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Oliver (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Alex Saint (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Krista Maxwell (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Shanaaz Sheriff (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Eric Walberg (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Madison Maguire (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Siusan Moffat (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Paul Lewisca (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Sharon Zikman (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Doug Pritchard (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Christopher Anderson (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Bruce Gavin Ward (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Jill Langford (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Chantal Cornu (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Benes (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2021) E-mail from Rochenda Howard (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Kosik (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2021) E-mail from Annette VanLeeuwen (IE.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Marjorie Murray (IE.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Jacqueline Peeters (IE.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) Letter from Adam Roy Cohoon (IE.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) Letter from Michael Black, on behalf of the Walk Toronto Steering Committee  (IE.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-138111.pdf)

(October 25, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents Associations (FoNTRA) (IE.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-138112.pdf)

(October 25, 2021) Letter from Kevin Rupasinghe, Campaigns Manager, Cycle Toronto on behalf of 8 80 Cities, Cycle Toronto, and The Centre for Active Transportation (IE.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-138113.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) E-mail from Cory Borkhoff (IE.Supp)
(October 26, 2021) E-mail from Beth Baskin (IE.New)
(October 25, 2021) Letter from Holly Reid submitting a letter on behalf of herself, Geoff Kettel, Richard Nelson, Najia Zewari, Co-chairs, Cycle Don Valley Midtown (IE.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) Letter from Dave Harvey, Executive Director, Park People (IE.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-138162.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(October 26, 2021) E-mail from Steffen Kramer (CC.Main)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Anne Fleming (CC.Main)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Don Sinclair (CC.Main)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Avet Khachatryan (CC.Main)

IE25.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Analysis of the Viability of Introducing a Water and Sewer Line Warranty Program for the City of Toronto and its Residents
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council receive the report (October 12, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water for information.

Origin
(October 12, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water
Summary

This report responds to City Council's request to the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water, to report back on the viability of introducing a water and sewer line warranty program for the City of Toronto and its residents.

 

The purpose of such a program would be to provide residential property homeowners with the option of a homeowner service warranty protection repair plan to help address their repair costs to the private portion of water and sewer service line pipes located on their private property in the event of a failure or breakdown. While providers of such plans can, and often do, market them directly to residential property homeowners, in this instance, Service Line Warranties of Canada approached the City, through a presentation to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee, as referenced below, about the prospect of its partnering with the City, through a co-branding marketing agreement, to offer such a plan, giving rise to the request for this report back.

 

For the reasons set out in this report, City staff have determined that the proposed introduction of a service line warranty program is not viable and, therefore, recommend that this report be received for information purposes with no further action.

 

The timing of the submission of this report has been impacted by the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 12, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water on Analysis of the Viability of Introducing a Water and Sewer Line Warranty Program for the City of Toronto and its Residents
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-171967.pdf)


IE25.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 11 

Creating the East Toronto Railpath
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the City Manager to evaluate the potential to purchase the rail path lands and 'Half-Mile Bridge' from Metrolinx along with an adjacent property above Nesbitt Drive to create the East Toronto Railpath and report back to City Council as needed, or before June 2022.

 
2. Should Metrolinx be unwilling to sell the property, City Council request the City Manager to instead attempt to enter into a lease agreement for public access and improvements and report back to City Council as needed, and before June 2022.
 

3. City Council request the City Manager to instruct the appropriate staff to strike a working group once negotiations over the use of the property are concluded to help develop the East Toronto Railpath in consultation with the local Councillors for the areas in discussion.

Origin
(October 12, 2021) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11, University-Rosedale
Summary

Residents in the Governor's Bridge neighbourhood have raised the potential to complete 'The Missing Link' and build the East Toronto Railpath.

 

At the core of this connection is an abandoned railway bridge that has the potential to link the Don Valley's public spaces, while providing relief to the existing crowded trails and provide new connections to adjoining neighbourhoods.

 

The abandoned bridge is most popularly known as the "Half-Mile Bridge" which is a former Canadian Pacific Railway viaduct over the Don River. The bridge is actually just 350 metres long and was built to connect Canadian Pacific Railway's mainline through Midtown Toronto with Downtown and the waterfront, allowing passenger trains to easily access Union Station. The last regular passenger train used the bridge in 1990, with only the occasional freight using it since. Today, it sits completely disused, and owned by Metrolinx.

 

At a recent public meeting, Metrolinx confirmed that they have no plans to use this property in the future.

 

The old route has become an informal walking and cycling trail. The viaduct itself is fenced off on both ends; the lack of railing and gaps between the ties have made the bridge a hazard, though it remains in good condition and easier to pass through should efforts be taken to retrofit the bridge.

 

The ability to build a trail through this land can become an important part of an active transportation network of trails that connects to the Evergreen Brickworks, Waterfront Trail, and the West Toronto Railpath.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 12, 2021) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11, University-Rosedale on Creating the East Toronto Railpath
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-171881.pdf)

Speakers

Hafeez Alavi
Chris Williams
Geoff Kettel, Federation of North Toronto Residents Associations (FoNTRA)

Communications (Committee)
(October 16, 2021) Letter from John Bossons and Tim Ross, Co-Chairs, Midtown Ravines Group (IE.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-137965.pdf)

(October 20, 2021) E-mail from Chris Williams (IE.Supp)
(October 21, 2021) E-mail from Grant Barrett (IE.Supp)
(October 21, 2021) E-mail from Shane Crompton (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Floyd Ruskin (IE.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents Associations (FoNTRA)  (IE.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-137964.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from Holly Reid submitting a letter on behalf of herself, Geoff Kettel, Richard Nelson, Najia Zewari, Co-chairs, Cycle Don Valley Midtown (IE.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-137983.pdf)


IE25.18

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 24 

Adopt a Road Pilot Program
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, the General Manger, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Director, Environment and Energy to explore the implementation of an Adopt-a-Road Pilot Program for the City of Toronto, to include:

 

a. appropriate permit application, approvals and processes;


b. City-provided clean-up supplies (gloves, garbage bags, graffiti clean up tools, etc.);


c. the installation of “Adopt-a-Road” signage on participating right-of-way spaces; 


d. collection of litter when notified by program participants;

 
and to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee within the second quarter of 2022 on these findings and other options to implement.

Origin
(October 12, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood
Summary

The Adopt-a-Road program is a public service program that enables participants to pick up litter along certain City right-of-way spaces.

 

This city-wide program would encourage community involvement in the care and maintenance of public roadways that is a partnership between volunteers and the City. The program would be open to community groups and individuals of all ages wishing to play an active role in enhancing the quality of life in our community.

 

The program would require “Adopt” volunteers to make a commitment to cleaning up a roadway for a set minimum number of events for a period of two to five years.

 

To acknowledge the efforts of the “Adopt” groups, individuals and volunteers, the City would install a “Adopt-a-Road” sign at the end of the designated roadway.

 

Municipalities across Ontario have implemented a form of the Adoption program, road, highway and parks, including, Peel Region., Durham Region Towns of Ajax, Uxbridge and Whitby and the City of Ottawa

 

The Adopt program is a way for environmentally conscious citizens and groups to make a personal contribution to a cleaner environment in the City of Toronto.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 12, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie on Adopt a Road Pilot Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-171961.pdf)


IE25.20

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 

Scarborough Cycling Report
Communications have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back on the near-term plan for Scarborough's pedestrian and cycle network as part of the report "Cycling Network Plan Near-Term – Plan Update" expected at the December 2, 2021 meeting of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee.

 

2. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Toronto Parking Authority to provide a presentation in the first quarter of 2022 to Scarborough Community Council that:

 

a. outlines the long-term plan for a Scarborough Cycling Network and dispositions the report "The Scarborough Opportunity: A Comprehensive Walking and Cycling Network";


b. summarizes the current extent and usage of Bike Share in Scarborough, and the plans for its expansion through to 2030; and

 

c. outlines next steps and opportunities for public consultation on Scarborough's Cycling Network.

Origin
(October 12, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood
Summary

Many residents have voiced their concerns and need for better walking and cycling infrastructure in Scarborough. Most of Scarborough’s major rights-of-way are approximately 36m wide providing ample space to install bike lanes without removing traffic lanes or encroaching on adjacent properties. Scarborough also has access to numerous ravine networks and corridors ideal for off-road trails.

 

Given the robust opportunities in Scarborough, suburbs are still often overlooked for detailed, intricate cycling networks. Between 2016 and 2018, the City created approximately 60 kilometres of cycling infrastructure, however Scarborough did not benefit from this, other than renewal of exiting routes.

 

The Toronto Star article, “Attempts at building a cycling network in Scarborough have been an ‘abject failure,’ harming resident’s health,” outlines “The Scarborough Opportunity” report by UTSC on the dangers of the lack of bike infrastructure in Scarborough and how the City can tap into Scarborough’s potential to become a “cycling superpower”

 

“The Scarborough Opportunity” report highlights the negative impacts on Scarborough residents due to the lack of walking and cycling infrastructure and its continued suffering from an automobile-dependent form.

 

The absence of a proper pedestrian network is resulting in an increases car usage, pollution, congestion and on top of this we are seeing negative impacts on resident health because many are not walking or cycling.

 

I am requesting that the City of Toronto develop a long-term plan for comprehensive pedestrian cycle network plan for Scarborough to increase the number of trips taken by walking, cycling and transit and to include an expansion of Bike Share stations throughout the suburbs by 2030.  

 

The Toronto Star article,  “Attempts at building a cycling network in Scarborough have been an ‘abject failure’ harming residents’ health. A new report shows how that can be fixed.” by Ben Spur can be read here.

 

The Scarborough Opportunity: A Comprehensive Walking and Cycling Network report by UTSC’s Andre Sorensen and team, can be found online here.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 12, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie on Scarborough Cycling Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-171925.pdf)

Speakers

Hafeez Alavi
Andre Sorensen, University of Toronto Scarborough
Kevin Rupasinghe , Cycle Toronto
Councillor Paul Ainslie

Communications (Committee)
(October 20, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Dawang (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Tatiana Herman (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Bruce Novakowski (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Visschedyk (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Janet Lin (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Dana Snell (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Timothy Miles (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Thomas Appleyard (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Denis Walsh (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) Letter from Robert J A Zaichkowski (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Ted Mann (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Stokes (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Patrick DeRochies (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Rhoda Potter (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Alexa Sylvestre (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Michael Gauthier (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Ben Luong (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Karen Jones (IE.Supp)
(October 20, 2021) E-mail from David Ta (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Kerry Landry (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from James Malekzadeh (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Jeff Sauer (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Marjorie Nichol (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Norwin Anne (IE.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) Letter from Dylan Reid on behalf of Walk Toronto (IE.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-137997.pdf)

(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Kevin Le Blanc (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from B. R. Ashley (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Patrick McCluskey (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Bailey Chui (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Ian Razon (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Cesar Shiao Mo (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Scott Greenwood (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Alex Korobchevsky (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Melvin Mariampillai (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Randall Boyd (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from John MacMillan (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Jason C. (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Jorge Chaves (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Jundi Abdul Mawla (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Carole Milon (IE.Supp)
(October 22, 2021) E-mail from Robert Staples (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Ramses Moya (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Santhia Muthusamy (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Shanaaz Sheriff (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Christine Gebel (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Madison Maguire (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Eric Woolston (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Doug Pritchard (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Gerry Brown (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Riccardo Caimano (IE.Supp)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Chantal Cornu (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2021) E-mail from Martin Gagne (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2021) E-mail from Claire de Visme (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2021) E-mail from Francis May (IE.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Luke Franceschini (IE.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Nithursan Elamuhilan (IE.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Keenan Mosdell (IE.Supp)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Douglas Yardley (IE.Supp)
(October 26, 2021) E-mail from Cory Borkhoff (IE.Supp)
Communications (City Council)
(October 26, 2021) E-mail from Shan Duan (CC.Main)
(October 27, 2021) E-mail from Panos Economopoulos (CC.Main)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Jonathan Taimla (CC.Main)
(October 28, 2021) E-mail from Katrina Hall (CC.Main)
(October 27, 2021) E-mail from Avet Khachatryan (CC.Main)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Dawang (CC.Supp)

IE25.22

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8 

Improving Cycling and Pedestrian Safety on the York Beltline Trail and Kay Gardner Beltline Trail
A communication has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the General Manager, Transportation Services to work with all relevant City divisions to address urgent cycling and user-safety improvements to the York Beltline Trail and Kay Gardner Beltline Trail, and report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the first quarter of 2022 on the following:


a. ensuring proper integration between access routes from the York Beltline Trail and Kay Gardner Beltline Trail to Crosstown Light Rail Transit stations;


b. addressing poor drainage and stormwater runoff issues;


c. exploring improvements to address safety problems where the York Beltline Trail and Kay Gardner Beltline Trail cross arterial and collector roads including:


i. sidewalk curb cuts at key locations where the trails intersect with City roads (i.e. Old Park Road, Ronald Avenue, Caledonia Road, and Marlee Avenue);


ii. installation of traffic signals and safety refuge islands, where appropriate; and


iii. changing the configuration of stop bars and pedestrian crosswalks to remove obstructions and make for easier pedestrian and cyclist movement;

 

d. removing trail clutter such as excessive bollards, garbage/recycling bins, and ensure safer storm drain covers;


e. improving signage and trail etiquette guidelines to make both more informative and user friendly to cyclist and hikers;


f. enhancing wayfinding signage on the trails, especially at the Allen Expressway barrier wall;


g. exploring improvements to connections between the different segments of the York Beltline Trail and Kay Gardner Beltline Trail, including on-street routing for cyclists and building walkway connections between the trails and important streets; and


h. immediately dealing with the hazardous condition at Elmridge Drive/Roselawn Avenue access to the York Beltline Trail.

Origin
(October 25, 2021) Letter from Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence
Summary

The York Beltline Trail and Kay Gardner Beltline Trail form a critical east-west trail system running through the middle of Toronto and within Ward 8, running parallel to Eglinton Avenue West from Spadina Road to Caledonia Road.


Over the years, a number of safety improvements to the trails have been recommended by community members, local Councillors, and Cycle Toronto.


Many of these long-standing safety enhancement requests have not been addressed. Due to the dramatic increase in the use of the trails during COVID-19 and increased population in the community, it is crucial that these safety improvements be addressed as soon as possible.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 25, 2021) Letter from Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence on Improving Cycling and Pedestrian Safety on the York Beltline Trail and Kay Gardner Beltline Trail
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-172418.pdf)

Speakers

Tom Worrall, Cycle Toronto Midtown

Communications (City Council)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Michael Black, Piotr Sepski and James Young, Members, Cycle Toronto Midtown (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-139253.pdf)


IE25.23

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 7 

Revisiting Permits for Utility Companies to Rectify Safety Issues at Job Sites
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in April 2022, to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on Item IE14.16, headed "Increasing the Oversight in the Utility Cut Process".

Origin
(October 26, 2021) Letter from Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Ward 7, Humber River-Black Creek
Summary

Utility companies undertake contracts, and in many cases, the process leads to incomplete and substandard restoration work, as is the case in Snowood Drive (pictures attached).

 

Through motions and my communication with City staff, I have asked to review temporary stream utility permits. The City of Toronto has no capacity to fully supervise or fully inspect these job sites, and because these jobs are not finished to a satisfactory level, they are causing the deterioration of the City's capital assets.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 26, 2021) Letter from Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Ward 7, Humber River-Black Creek on Revisiting Permits for Utility Companies to Rectify Safety Issues at Job Sites
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-172336.pdf)

Attachment 1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-172337.pdf)

Attachment 2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-172338.pdf)


IE25.24

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 7 

Revisiting Strategy to Maintain Public Walkways in a State of Good Repair
A communication has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to provide an update to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee no later than January of 2022 on:

 

a. the current level of service for public walkways, including seasonal and regular maintenance; and


b. a framework for a City-wide strategy for the maintenance of public walkways.

Origin
(October 26, 2021) Letter from Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Ward 7, Humber River-Black Creek
Summary

Over the past twenty months of the pandemic we have seen increased use of our public walkways as residents travel through and enjoy their neighbourhoods safety during the pandemic.  Residents have come to find that our public walkways are deteriorating; overgrown with vegetation, and with cracks that present serious safety and accessibility concerns.  Included in the attachment are photos of two walkways in my ward with these issues.

 

Cyclical maintenance of these spaces is lacking, leaving walkways overgrown with vegetation in warmer months, and icy or impassable in winter. 

 

As we continue to make use of our outdoor spaces to a greater degree, the walkways that connect our communities must be properly maintained.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 26, 2021) Letter from Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Ward 7, Humber River-Black Creek on Revisiting Strategy to Maintain Public Walkways in a State of Good Repair
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-172461.pdf)

Attachment 1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-172462.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Michael Black, Walk Toronto (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138752.pdf)


Planning and Housing Committee - Meeting 27
PH27.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

Housing Now - 150 Queens Wharf Road - Zoning Amendment - Final Report
Communications 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 former City of Toronto By-law 1994-0805, Railway Lands - West, as amended, for the lands at 150 Queens Wharf Road substantially in accordance with the recommended Zoning By-law Amendment shown as Attachment 6 to the report (October 1, 2021) 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 recommended Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

 

3. Before introducing the necessary Bills contemplated in Recommendations 1 and 2 above to City Council for enactment, City Council require the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, to submit an updated Functional Servicing Report to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the General Manager, Toronto Water.

 

4. City Council request the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to engage City partners and the housing provider, to advance the detailed design of development requirements identified in Attachment 9 to the report (October 1, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and to secure the delivery of the development requirements in terms, including details and timing, in a Lease Agreement with the housing provider.

 

5. City Council direct that any future planning applications for 150 Queens Wharf Road, including an application for Site Plan Control, be reviewed in the context of the 150 Queens Wharf Design Brief (September 3, 2021), provided as Attachment 10 to the report (October 1, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

6. City Council direct the General Manager, Children's Services to allocate funds that have been previously secured and collected by the City through Section 37 agreements, to the construction of an EarlyON Centre at 150 Queens Wharf Road, and that it be included in 2022-2031 Capital Plan Submission for Children's Services with the Section 37 community benefits that have been obtained from the following developments:

 

a. 100 Fort York Boulevard, Blocks 26E, 26W, 29, secured for a range of benefits include the provision of childcare, in the amount of $1,440,864 (source account number XR3026- 3700184);

 

b. 100 Fort York Boulevard, Railway Lands West, Blocks 33 and 37 (511 Bremner Boulevard) secured for a range of benefits, including community facilities, in the amount of $534,819 (source account number XR3026- 3700553); and

 

c. 100 Fort York Boulevard, Railway Lands West, Blocks 33 and 37 (511 Bremner Boulevard) secured for a range of benefits, including community facilities, in the amount of $253,810 (source account number XR3026- 3700765).

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee held a statutory public meeting on October 18, 2021 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(October 1, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

150 Queens Wharf Road is a City-owned property and one of six sites approved by City Council in May 2020 for inclusion in Phase Two of the Housing Now Initiative. This report recommends approval of a City-initiated Zoning By-law Amendment to permit a 29-storey mixed-use building with 282 rental dwelling units, of which between 33% - 50% of new units will be provided as affordable rental housing, with the remainder provided as market rental units. The site will include a new EarlyON Centre with programmable outdoor space, providing access to programming and activities for children 0-6 years of age and their caregivers, and a pedestrian connection through the site from Queens Wharf Road to the future Lower Garrison Creek Park.

 

The property is the final undeveloped parcel in the Railway Lands and will contribute to the area's evolution as an inclusive, mixed-use community. The site was identified as a location for affordable housing since the initial plan for the Railway Lands was developed in the 1990s. Through the Housing Now Initiative, the site will remain in City ownership and will be leased to a housing provider for a term of 99 years. The housing provider will be responsible for detailed design and submission of a Site Plan Control application based on technical work undertaken by CreateTO and City divisions to support the proposed development concept, in addition to other obligations related to the provision of new affordable housing, the EarlyON Centre and new public realm investments.

 

The recommended Zoning By-law Amendment is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020), conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan (2020), the City's Official Plan including the Downtown Plan and with the Railway Lands West Secondary Plan.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 1, 2021) Report and Attachments 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Housing Now - 150 Queens Wharf Road - Zoning Amendment - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171556.pdf)

Attachment 6: Recommended Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 1994-0805)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171540.pdf)

Attachment 10: Design Brief
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171541.pdf)

(September 27, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171542.pdf)

Speakers

Mark Richardson, HousingNowTO.com

Communications (Committee)
(October 17, 2021) Letter from Mark Richardson, HousingNowTO.com (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137568.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New)

PH27.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas - Phase 1 Final Report and Phase 2 Update
The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PH27.2c for information).

Communications 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 City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 1 to the report (October 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. City Council amend Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86 substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 2  to the report (October 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3. City Council amend North York Zoning By-law 7625, York Zoning By-law 1-83, Leaside Zoning By-law 1916, Scarborough Employment Districts By-law 24982 and the Etobicoke Zoning Code substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendments attached as Attachments 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 to the report (October 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

4. City Council amend East York Zoning By-law 6752, and the Municipal Shelter By-law 138-2003 substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendments attached as Attachments 8 and 9  to the report (October 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

5. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for 60 Starview Lane substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 10 to the report (October 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

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

 

7. City Council resolve and declare that the decision to amend the zoning by-laws in Attachments 1-10  to the report (October 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning described in Recommendations 1 to 5 above conforms to the Growth Plan (2019) as amended, has regard to matters of Provincial interest listed in Section 2 of the Planning Act, and is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020) issued under Section 3 of the Planning Act.

 

8. City Council request that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Acting General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, identify ancillary uses associated with Cultural Industries that may be appropriate to permit in certain Employment Areas on a site and area specific basis as part of the current Municipal Comprehensive Review of the Official Plan (Our Plan Toronto).

 

9.  In reviewing the Official Plan and the City's Employment Areas, City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to look at areas where impactful industries may not be appropriate and to consider the introduction of daycares to support existing workers nearby, including on sites that staff may bring forward for conversions.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee:

 

1. Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Acting General Manager, Economic Development and Culture in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Service and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services to prepare a package of materials for the DUKE Heights, the Emery Village and the LIKE BIA Boards of Directors and all BIA members on OPA 231 that would cover all aspects of the proposed changes and which would also cover the concerns that have been expressed by BIA members' representatives at the October 18, 2021 meeting; and that the initial proactive outreach to concerned members happen as quickly as possible, well before the November 9, 2021 meeting of City Council; and that the relevant city officials report directly to City Council on the results and findings of these meetings.

 

2.  Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Acting General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to meet with representatives of the DUKE Heights Business Improvement Area, to discuss the concerns set out in their correspondence to the Planning and Housing Committee, and which processes may be appropriate to resolve the concerns prior to the November 9, 2021 meeting of Toronto City Council.

 

The Planning and Housing Committee commenced a statutory public meeting on June 28, 2021, that continued on September 21, 2021 and ended on October 18, 2021 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(June 10, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

Toronto's Official Plan includes extensive policies that recognize the importance of Employment Areas to provide for a broad and diverse employment base. On December 10, 2019, the Planning and Housing Committee endorsed a proposed two-phased zoning framework to bring the City's zoning by-laws into conformity with Official Plan Amendment 231 (OPA 231), Employment Areas policies.

 

Phase 1 of the review involves the removal of sensitive land uses as permitted uses in all former general zoning by-laws and the city-wide Zoning By-law for lands designated as Employment Areas in the Official Plan.

 

This report summarizes the Phase 1 review and recommends amendments to all of the in-force zoning by-laws to remove permissions for sensitive land uses or other land uses that are not permitted in General Employment Areas or Core Employment Areas under the policy direction of OPA 231. This report also describes the next steps for Phase 2 of the review.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 10, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas - Phase 1 Final Report and Phase 2 Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171263.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Amendment to Zoning By-law 569-2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171264.pdf)

Attachment 2: Amendment to North York Zoning By-law 7625
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171265.pdf)

Attachment 3: Amendment to York Zoning By-law 1-83
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171266.pdf)

Attachment 4: Amendment to Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171267.pdf)

Attachment 5: Amendment to Leaside Zoning By-law 1916
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171269.pdf)

Attachment 6: Amendment to East York Zoning By-law 6752
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171268.pdf)

Attachment 7: Amendment to Scarborough Employment Districts Zoning By-law 24982
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171270.pdf)

Attachment 8: Amendment to Municipal Shelter By-law 138-2003
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171271.pdf)

Attachment 9: Amendment to Etobicoke Zoning Code
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171272.pdf)

Attachment 10: Site-specific amendment for 60 Starview Lane
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171273.pdf)

Attachment 11: Summary Table of proposed changes to use permissions in Former General Zoning By-laws
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171275.pdf)

Attachment 12: Summary Table of proposed exceptions for legally established ice arenas
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171276.pdf)

(June 7, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171274.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(November 5, 2021) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning on Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas (PH27.2c)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-173042.pdf)

Speakers

Zachery  Fleisher, Davies Howe LLP
John Gaglianno, LIKE - Lawrence Ingram Keele BIA
Toni Varone, Montecassino Hotel
Al Ruggero, Emery Village Business Improvement Area
Adam Layton, Evans Planning Inc.
Chris Barnett, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Signe Leisk, Cassels Brock & Blackwell
Rosanne Masi, Grade Learning
Jonathan Masi
Robert Walter-Joseph, Gladki Planning Associates for Duke Heights BIA
Scott Jacobi
Mike Weber, 918 Bloor West Developments
Jonathan Sasso, Humphries Planning Group Inc.
Sean Hertel
Lew Pliamm
Councillor Anthony Perruzza
Councillor James Pasternak

Communications (Committee)
(June 7, 2021) Letter from Aaron Platt, Davies Howe LLP, on behalf of 2495861 Ontario Inc., the owner of 55 Scarsdale Road (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136648.pdf)

(June 24, 2021) Letter from Rosemarie L Humphries, President, Humphries Planning Group Inc. on behalf of 2130254 Ontario Inc. (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136640.pdf)

(June 25, 2021) Letter from Bruce H. Engell, WeirFoulds LLP on behalf of Ontario Lands Corporation (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136642.pdf)

(June 25, 2021) Letter from Kim Beckman, Davies Howe LLP on behalf of Woodbine Entertainment Group (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136654.pdf)

(June 24, 2021) Letter from Abdul Jogiat, President, Islamic Society of Toronto (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136649.pdf)

(June 25, 2021) E-mail from Alan Heisey on behalf of 2465855 Ontario Limited (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136643.pdf)

(June 25, 2021) Letter from David C. K. Tang, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP on behalf of Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation for The Diocese Of Toronto (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136650.pdf)

(June 25, 2021) Letter from Patrick Duffy, Stikeman Elliott LLP on behalf of 39 Wynford Inc. (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136656.pdf)

(June 25, 2021) Letter from Craig McLuckie, Toronto Industry Network (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136657.pdf)

(June 25, 2021) Letter from Christian Chan, C2 Planning on behalf of Soulmutts Toronto Limited (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136658.pdf)

(June 25, 2021) Letter from Steven O'Melia, Miller Thomson on behalf of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136646.pdf)

(June 25, 2021) E-mail from Peter Shut, Broookfield Properties (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136647.pdf)

(June 28, 2021) Letter from Robert Walter-Joseph, Gladki Planning Associates on behalf of DUKE Heights Business Improvement Area (BIA) (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136655.pdf)

(June 28, 2021) Letter from Robert MacFarlane, Zelinka Priamo Ltd. on behalf of Choice Properties REIT (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136645.pdf)

(June 28, 2021) Letter from Robert MacFarlane, Zelinka Priamo Ltd. on behalf of Loblaw Properties Limited (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136639.pdf)

(June 28, 2021) Letter from Christian Chan, C2 Planning on behalf of Owens Corning Insulating Systems Canada LP (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136641.pdf)

(June 28, 2021) Letter from Robert Blunt and Andrew Jeanrie, Partners, Bennett Jones LLP on behalf of Sunray Group (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136651.pdf)

(June 28, 2021) Letter from Signe Leisk, Cassels, Brock & Blackwell on behalf of Champagne Centre Ltd. (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136652.pdf)

(June 28, 2021) Letter from Christian Chan, C2 Planning on behalf of 2613815 Ontario Inc. (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136644.pdf)

(June 28, 2021) Letter from Christian Chan, C2 Planning on behalf of Heritage Funeral Centre - O'Connor Bros and Ralph Day Chapels (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136653.pdf)

(August 27, 2021) Letter from Peter Harrington, Aird & Berlis, on behalf of STC Investments Inc. c/o North American Development Group (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136629.pdf)

(September 7, 2021) Letter from Adam Layton, Evans Planning, on behalf of CTN Finch Inc. (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136631.pdf)

(September 13, 2021) Letter from Adam Layton, Evans Planning, on behalf of David Hertzman (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136674.pdf)

(September 13, 2021) Letter from Piper Morley, Borden Ladner Gervais, on behalf of New Queensway LP (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136675.pdf)

(September 13, 2021) Letter from Sandra Farina, Executive Director, Emery Village BIA (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136630.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from Dennis Wood, Wood Bull LLP, on behalf of 2129152 Ontario Inc. (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136676.pdf)

(September 13, 2021) Letter from Rob MacFarlane, Zelinka Priamo Ltd., on behalf of Loblaws Properties Limited (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136632.pdf)

(September 10, 2021) Letter from Rob McFarlane, Zelinka Priamo Ltd., on behalf of Choice Properties REIT (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136633.pdf)

(September 15, 2021) Letter from Eileen Costello, Aird Berlis, on behalf of Rimrock Plaza Inc. (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136634.pdf)

(September 17, 2021) E-mail from Linda Hong (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136677.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 3 Elm Grove (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136679.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 5 Elm Grove (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136680.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 15 Milford (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136681.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 17 Milford (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136682.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 18 Ingram (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136683.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 19 Milford (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136684.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 21 Milford (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136659.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 22 Ingram (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136685.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 25 Clayson (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136660.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 28 Ingram (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136661.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 31 Densley (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136662.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 75 Samor (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136686.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 77 Samor (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136663.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 137-139 Peter Street (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136687.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 169 Balmoral (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136688.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 171A Balmoral (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136664.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 171B Balmoral (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136689.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 438 Avenue Road (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136690.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 440 Avenue Road (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136665.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 918 Bloor Street (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136666.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 920 Bloor Street (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136667.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 1268 King Street (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136668.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 2301 Keele Street (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136669.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 5145 Steeles Avenue (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136691.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 6283 Yonge Street (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136692.pdf)

(September 16, 2021) Letter from John Gagliano, Gala Developments, on behalf of the owners of 6285 Yonge Street (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136670.pdf)

(September 17, 2021) Letter from Judy Menceles, President, Charles Sos Investments Ltd.  (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136693.pdf)

(September 17, 2021) Letter from Jane Pepino, Aird Berlis, on behalf of OTT Financial Group - 1123 Leslie Street (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136671.pdf)

(September 2, 2021) Letter from Rosemarie Humphries, Humphries Planning Group Inc., on behalf of 2130254 Ontario Inc., (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136672.pdf)

(September 3, 2021) Letter from Rosemarie Humphries, Humphries Planning Group Inc., on behalf of Village of Duke Heights Landowners Group (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136701.pdf)

(September 17, 2021) Letter from Michael J . St. Pierre, Executive Vice President and General Manager, TRC (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136673.pdf)

(September 17, 2021) Letter from Signe Leisk, Cassels Brock and Blackwell, on behalf of Duke Heights Business Improvement Area (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136700.pdf)

(September 20, 2021) Letter from Kimberly L. Beckman, Davies Howe on behalf of Woodbine Entertainment Group (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136698.pdf)

(September 20, 2021) Letter from Chris Barnett, Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP on behalf of Humbold Commercial Limited and Century Standard Development Corporation  (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136699.pdf)

(September 17, 2021) Letter from Lew Pliamm, Chair, Duke Heights Business Improvement Area (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136694.pdf)

(September 17, 2021) Letter from George Hood, Director of Government Relations, Herzing College System (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136695.pdf)

(September 19, 2021) Submission from Bruce Van-Lane (PH.Main)
(September 20, 2021) Letter from Ralph Grittani, RG Consulting Inc., on behalf of West Four Hundred Inc. (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136697.pdf)

(September 20, 2021) Letter from Dag Enhoming, President, Siltech Corporation (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136678.pdf)

(September 20, 2021) Letter from Ronald M Tam, Barrister & Solicitor, on behalf of Viron Properties Inc.  (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136635.pdf)

(September 20, 2021) Letter from Craig McLuckie, Toronto Industry Network (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136636.pdf)

(September 20, 2021) Letter from Laura Dean, Aird & Berils, LLP, on behalf of Shell Canada Products (3975 Keele Street), Imperial Oil (1150 Finch Avenue West) and Suncor Energy Inc. (1138 Finch Avenue West) (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136637.pdf)

(September 20, 2021) Letter from Geoff Grant, General Manager, Pinewood Toronto Studios (PH.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-136638.pdf)

(October 11, 2021) E-mail from Amanda Llewellyn, Toronto Gyros Gymnastics Inc. (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137445.pdf)

(October 14, 2021) Letter from Sean Hertel, Sean Hertel + Associates Urban Planning (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137470.pdf)

(October 15, 2021) Letter from Stephen Albanese, IBI Group, on behalf of Delta Property Holdings Inc. and Tonlu Holdings Limited (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137532.pdf)

(October 18, 2021) Letter from Councillor James Pasternak, York Centre-Downsview (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137536.pdf)

(October 15, 2021) Letter from Charles Arbez, Hullmark Developments Inc. (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137509.pdf)

(October 15, 2021) Letter from Mary Flynn-Guglietti, McMillan LLP, on behalf of Amexon Properties Inc., 1200 Eglinton Avenue East (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137544.pdf)

(October 15, 2021) Letter from Mary Flynn-Guglietti, McMillan LLP, on behalf of Amexon Real Estate Investment Syndicate Inc., 1177, 1179, 1181 and 1183 Finch Avenue West (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137545.pdf)

(October 15, 2021) Letter from Mary Flynn-Guglietti, McMillan LLP, on behalf of Amexon Realty Inc., 701 - 703 Evans Avenue (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137564.pdf)

(October 15, 2021) Letter from Mary Flynn-Guglietti, McMillan LLP, on behalf of Amexon Real Estate Investment Syndicate Inc., 1000 Finch Avenue West & 4580 Dufferin Street (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137546.pdf)

(October 17, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Carol Burtin Fripp, Co-Presidents, Leaside Residents Association Incorporated (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137567.pdf)

(October 17, 2021) Letter from Cesar Palacio, o.b.o. the Owners of International United Bethel Place of Worship (PH.New)
(October 17, 2021) Letter from Cesar Palacio, o.b.o. Sam and Pina Costanza (PH.New)
(October 18, 2021) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137585.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(October 15, 2021) Letter from Julie Kaye, Chair, Liberty Village Business Improvement Area (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138409.pdf)

(October 19, 2021) Letter from Michael Foderick, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, on behalf of St. Helen's Meat Packers Limited (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138425.pdf)

(October 31, 2021) E-mail from Aaron Wolkoff, Treasurer, Ostomy Toronto, Ostomy Toronto Corporation (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138430.pdf)

(November 1, 2021) Letter from Mark Osler, Community Engagement Manager, College-Montrose Children’s Place (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138431.pdf)

(November 1, 2021) E-mail from L. Nirwan, Sodhi Furniture (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138433.pdf)

(November 1, 2021) Letter from Jason Chiu, Fidelity Property Management (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138434.pdf)

(November 1, 2021) Letter from Patti Cervini, President, The Etobicoke Jazz Band (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138435.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from Luba Zaraska, Member of the Board - Chief Financial Officer, Ukrainian Canadian School Board - Toronto Branch (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138410.pdf)

(November 1, 2021) E-mail from Zygmunt Jedrzejek (CC.Main)
(November 1, 2021) Letter from Kelly MacKenzie, Executive Director, Silent Voice (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138437.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from Ludmila Kolesnichenko, Executive Director, Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138438.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from Jim Fitzgerald, President, Ostomy Toronto (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138439.pdf)

(November 1, 2021) Letter from Monica Manteiga, President, Sully’s Recreation and Athletic Centre  (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138440.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from Andre Denton, President, National Shevchenko Musical Ensemble  (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138445.pdf)

(November 2, 2021) Letter from Sherrie Johnson, Executive Director, Crow's Theatre (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138446.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from Alec Harmer, General Manager, Theatre Gargantua (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138447.pdf)

(November 2, 2021) Letter from Angie Carboni, Executive Director, St. Bernadette’s Family Resource Centre (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138448.pdf)

(November 2, 2021) E-mail from Jill Maslanka, Cat Foster Coordinator, Volunteer Driver and Bingo Volunteer Coordinator, Etobicoke Humane Society  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138466.pdf)

(November 2, 2021) Letter from Natalie Carpentier, Development and Communications Manager, Elizabeth Fry Toronto (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138485.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from Dave Champagne, Rotary Club of Forest Hill Rotary Club (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138467.pdf)

(November 2, 2021) E-mail from Glen Loucks, Executive Director, The Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138486.pdf)

(November 3, 2021) E-mail from Leela D'Cruz, North York Aquatic Club (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138468.pdf)

(November 3, 2021) Letter from Bruce Pitkin, Executive Director, Art Starts (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138469.pdf)

(November 3, 2021) E-mail from Patty Agrapidis, Hellenic Home for the Aged Inc. (CC.Supp)
(November 3, 2021) E-mail from Kelly Montgomerie, Executive Director, The George S. Syme Seniors’ Centre of York  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138471.pdf)

(November 3, 2021) E-mail from Sam Manougian, Armenian Community Centre of Toronto (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138472.pdf)

(November 3, 2021) E-mail from Peter Gibson, Bingo chairman, Knights of Columbus  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138474.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from Rev. Michael R. Mateyk, Pastor, St. Alphonsus RC church (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138476.pdf)

(November 3, 2021) E-mail from Caroline Hamlet, Director of Administration, John Howard Society of Toronto  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138477.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from John Bailey, Bingo Charity Coordinator, Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138479.pdf)

(November 3, 2021) Letter from Michael Mooy, President, The Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138480.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from Antoine Hirsch, Treasurer and Past President, The Rotary Club of Toronto Bay-Bloor (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138489.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from Ashley Watson, Executive Director, Lakeshore Arts (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138526.pdf)

(November 3, 2021) Letter from Sarah Lockett, Executive Director, Ontario School of Ballet & Related Arts (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138527.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from Gordon Holly, Secretary Treasurer, Optimist Club of Etobicoke Inc.  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138528.pdf)

(November 2, 2021) Letter from Lorraine Levene, Habonim Dror Youth Organization (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138529.pdf)

(November 3, 2021) Letter from Nancy Iliou, Gaming Auditor, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138530.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from Robert Moore, Board member, Deputy Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, Toronto Olympic Club  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138536.pdf)

(November 4, 2021) E-mail from Nadine Sookermany, Executive Director, Fife House Foundation  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138541.pdf)

(November 4, 2021) Letter from Adam Layton, Evans Planning Inc.  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138543.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from Gretchen Evans, President, Toronto Concert Band (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138545.pdf)

(November 4, 2021) E-mail from Cecilia Serafina, Operations Coordinator and Coko Galore, Artistic and Managing Director, Bad Dog Theatre Company  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138584.pdf)

(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Suzanne Teixeira, Executive Director, York West Active Living Centre  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138570.pdf)

(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Igor Toutchinski, President, Russian Language Radio Program Good Cheer  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138595.pdf)

(November 5, 2021) E-mail from John Powell, President, Etobicoke Huskies-Striders Track and Field Club  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138577.pdf)

(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Ewa Deszynski, Executive Director, Turning Point Youth Services  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138579.pdf)

(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Michelle Caluag, Executive Director, Toronto Right to Life  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138581.pdf)

(November 6, 2021) E-mail from Brendan Bergie, Treasurer, Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra  (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138625.pdf)

(November 5, 2021) E-mail from John Powell, President, President, Etobicoke Huskies-Striders Track and Field Club (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138630.pdf)

(November 8, 2021) Letter from Joanne Butler on behalf of Bruce H. Engell, WeirFoulds LLP (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138801.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from Robin Griller, Executive Director, St. Michael's Homes (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138760.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from Patrick G. Duffy, Stikeman Elliott (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138973.pdf)

(November 8, 2021) Letter from Andrew L. Jeanrie, Bennett Jones (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-139030.pdf)

(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Craig McLuckie, President, Toronto Industry Network (TIN) (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-139031.pdf)

(November 8, 2021) Letter from Bruce Engell, Weirfoulds LLP (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-139869.pdf)

(November 8, 2021) Letter from Andrew L. Jeanrie, Bennett Jones (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-139924.pdf)


2a Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas - Supplementary Report
Origin
(September 1, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

At its meeting of June 28, 2021, the Planning and Housing Committee adjourned the statutory public meeting under the Planning Act for the Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas - Phase 1 Final Report and Phase 2 Update until the September 21, 2021 meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee.

 

The Committee requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to provide a supplementary report that addresses: 1) zoning permissions for art gallery, museum and performing arts studio uses in General Employment Areas of the Official Plan (OP); 2) whether zoning by-law amendments are required to maintain land use permissions for the Woodbine Racetrack lands at 555 Rexdale Boulevard, in conformity with the OP; and 3) whether zoning by-law amendments are required to maintain existing zoning permissions for sites owned by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) that are zoned industrial but not designated as either General Employment Areas or Core Employment Areas in the OP.

 

This Supplementary Report responds to the Committee requests, as well as written submissions made to the Committee, and revises some of the draft by-laws contained in the previously submitted final report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, dated June 10, 2021.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 1, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas - Supplementary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171278.pdf)

Attachment 1: Amendment to Zoning By-law 569-2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171279.pdf)

Attachment 2: Amendment to North York Zoning By-law 7625
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171280.pdf)

Attachment 3: Amendment to York Zoning By-law 1-83
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171281.pdf)

Attachment 4: Amendment to Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171282.pdf)

Attachment 5: Amendment to Leaside Zoning By-law 1916
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171283.pdf)

Attachment 7: Amendment to Scarborough Employment Districts Zoning By-law 24982
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171284.pdf)

Attachment 9: Amendment to Etobicoke Zoning Code
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171285.pdf)


2b Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas - Supplementary Report
Origin
(October 15, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

The Planning and Housing Committee, at its meeting of September 21, 2021, adjourned the statutory public meeting under the Planning Act for the Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas - Phase 1 Final Report and Phase 2 Update until the October 18, 2021 meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee. This follows an adjournment at the June 28, 2021 Planning and Housing Committee meeting, where staff were requested to prepare a supplementary report to address permissions for certain cultural uses, some school sites and the Woodbine lands.

 

Since the June 28, 2021 meeting, numerous written submissions have been made on this item. This second Supplementary Report responds to these written submissions, and recommends revising the draft by-law amendment for former City of Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86 to address the Pinewood Studios site in the Port Lands, as detailed in this report.

 

The recommendations in this report replace the recommendations in the reports dated June 10, 2021 and September 1, 2021 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 15, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Zoning Conformity for Official Plan Employment Areas - Supplementary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172130.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Amendment to Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172131.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Amendment to Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172132.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Amendment to North York Zoning By-law 7625
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172133.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Amendment to York Zoning By-law 1-83
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172134.pdf)

Attachment 5 - Amendment to Leaside Zoning By-law 1916
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172135.pdf)

Attachment 6 - Amendment to Scarborough Employment Districts ZBL 24982
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172136.pdf)

Attachment 7 - Amendment to Etobicoke Zoning Code
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172137.pdf)

Attachment 8 - Amendment to East York Zoning By-law 6752
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172138.pdf)

Attachment 9 - Amendment to Municipal Shelter By-law 138-2003
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172139.pdf)

Attachment 10 - Site-specific amendment for 60 Starview Lane
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172140.pdf)


PH27.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Concept 2 Keys Development Application Review Program - Interim Results of the Priority Affordable Housing Application Stream and Third Quarter Program Updates
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the City Manager to transition the City wide affordable housing priority application function from a pilot to a permanent service and report back to City Council in the first quarter of 2022 with a plan to expand the City-wide priority application stream. 

Origin
(September 30, 2021) Report from the Chief Operating Officer, Development and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat
Summary

As directed by City Council at its meeting of September 30, October 1 and October 2, 2020, the purpose of this report is to:

  • Provide an update on the work supporting the Priority Application Stream focused on affordable housing and to present the preliminary results of this stream.
  • Report on the work undertaken by Concept 2 Keys (C2K) over the last three months and highlight upcoming deliverables.

The C2K program is transforming the development review process by improving organizational structures, processes and technology. Given the scope of this transformation, the C2K program is being implemented incrementally. The first two streams of work currently underway are as follows:

  • 1. The Priority Application Stream, which launched on January 1, 2021, is focused on affordable housing development applications city-wide. Since the launch of the program, review teams have received 24 applications for 18 development projects. This includes 15 priority affordable housing developments and 3 private purpose-built rental projects. The 15 affordable housing developments include Open Door and Modular Housing Initiative sites, representing a proposed total of 1,211 new affordable and supportive rental homes. Additional development projects earmarked for priority review are in the current pre-application stage and will be reported when applications have been received. A first set of applications are now approaching key approval milestones and an evaluation of improvements in approval timelines will be conducted. Within the affordable housing review stream, the overall average time for staff to review and comment has been five weeks per round of reviews. This compares to an average duration of eight to nine weeks per review round for all development applications across the City. The City's Modular Housing Initiative applications have been given the greatest urgency and have averaged three weeks per review.
  • 2. The District Application Stream, which launched on July 1, 2021 in the Etobicoke York district, is focused on testing the scalability of development review improvements across a range of application types in a typical planning district. Progress in Etobicoke York to date includes establishing three interdivisional review teams supported by a new application management function and recruiting additional staff to ensure the review teams have the appropriate resources in place to provide a positive customer experience for applicants. The teams have received 27 pre-application consultation requests and 24 new development applications to date.

Alongside these two streams of work, C2K is also working with partner divisions to improve the processes and technology that support an efficient and effective development review process. Initiatives undertaken and accomplishments achieved over the last quarter include:

  • Development review vacancy rates have trended downwards from 19.1% to 13.5% over the last 11 months based on 44 net new positions added to support current resourcing needs and from 19.1% to 11.1% based on original complement levels. This brings the City closer to its commitment of achieving 90% staff complement for development review by the end of 2021, although challenges remain.
  • Soft-launched eight application types for intake through the Application Submission Tool (AST) and a public launch is scheduled in Q4 2021.
  • Initiated development of technology requirements for a file circulation platform to inform a procurement process launching in Q4 2021.
  • Launched a pilot for an online mapping and analysis tool that allows City staff to efficiently evaluate the development potential of any given property in the city.
  • Established an interdivisional Process Improvement Working Group to update the Terms of Reference and preparatory work for mandating pre-application consultations.
  • Revised and updated thirteen existing and one new Terms of Reference, which were posted to the Development Guide in August 2021.
  • Finalizing the analysis of the City's existing development application review fees in order to provide recommendations to City Council in Q1 2022.

As directed by City Council at its September 30, October 1 and October 2, 2020 meeting, C2K will continue to provide updates on a quarterly basis to the Planning and Housing Committee on accomplishments to date and planned future deliverables.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 30, 2021) Report from the Chief Operating Officer, Development and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on Concept 2 Keys Development Application Review Program - Interim Results of the Priority Affordable Housing Application Stream and Third Quarter Program Updates
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171544.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Concept 2 Keys Affordable Housing Application Information
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171545.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(October 15, 2021) Letter from Jason Lester, Dream Unlimited, Wayne Carson, Kilmer Infrastructure Development Inc. and Andrew Joyner, Tricon Residential Inc. (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137537.pdf)

(October 17, 2021) Letter from Paula Tenuta, Senior Vice President, Policy & Advocacy, Building Industry & Land Development Association  (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137566.pdf)


PH27.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

2 Valleyanna Drive - Proposed Designation By-law Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - Consideration of Objections
Bill 873 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council enact a by-law designating the property at 2 Valleyanna Drive under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act substantially in accordance with the Revised Statement of Significance: 2 Valleyanna Drive (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 3 to the report (September 17, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, in consideration of the objections received by the City Clerk.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the Bill in Council designating the property at 2 Valleyanna Drive under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Origin
(September 17, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that Council amend its decision of July 14, 15, and 16, 2021 (Item NY25.20) stating its intention to designate the property at 2 Valleyanna Drive under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act. The property owner has served the City with an objection to Council's Notice of Intention to Designate. The City received an objection to the Notice of Intention to Designate on behalf of the property owner within the statutory timeline. Staff are recommending amendments described in this report in response to this objection in order to clarify the Statement of Significance adopted by Council.

 

The property at 2 Valleyanna Drive is located at the northeast corner of Bayview Avenue and Valleyanna Drive.

 

Staff have reviewed the objections raised by the owner and are of the opinion that despite these objections, the property meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the criteria prescribed for municipal designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act under all three categories of design and physical, historical and associative and contextual values. Staff are recommending that the proposed designation by-law be amended to address specific matters identified by the owner in their objection and as described below in this report.

 

As the property has cultural heritage value or interest and meets the prescribed criteria pursuant to Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, this property should be designated. Designation enables Council to review proposed alterations for the property, enforce heritage property standards and maintenance, and refuse demolition.

 

In June 2019, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (Bill 108) received Royal Assent. Schedule 11 of this Act included amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act

(OHA), which included amendments to the listing and designation processes. The Bill 108 Amendments to the OHA came into force on July 1, 2021.

 

City Council has until December 9, 2021, 90 days from the date of the objection, to make a decision on this objection.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 17, 2021) Report and Attachments 2 to 3 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 2 Valleyanna Drive - Proposed Designation By-law Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - Consideration of Objections
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171678.pdf)

Attachment 1 - - Letter of Objection - 2 Valleyanna Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171679.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(October 14, 2021) Letter from Alex M. Grenzebach, Interim Chair, North York Community Preservation Panel (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137493.pdf)


PH27.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 4 

1354, 1358, and 1360 Queen Street West - Proposed Designation By-law Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - Consideration of Objections
*Bill 874 has been submitted on this Item.
*Communications have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council affirm its decision to state its intention to designate the properties at 1354, 1358, and 1360 Queen Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act as set out in Council Decision TE26.20 on July 14, 15, and 16, 2021.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the Bill in Council designating the properties at 1354, 1358, and 1360 Queen Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Origin
(September 17, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that Council affirm its decision of July 14, 15, and 16, 2021 (Item TE26.20) stating its intention to designate the properties at 1354, 1358, and 1360 Queen Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act. The City has received an objection to the Notice of Intention to Designate on behalf of the property owner within the statutory timeline.

 

The properties at 1354 (including active entrances 2, 4 and 6 brock Avenue and 1356 Queen Street West), 1358, and 1360 Queen Street West are located at the northwest corner of Queen Street West and Brock Avenue.

 

Staff have reviewed the objections raised by the owner and are of the opinion that despite these objections, the properties meet Ontario Regulation 9/06, the criteria prescribed for municipal designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act under all three categories of design and physical, historical and associative and contextual values.

 

As the properties have cultural heritage value or interest and meet the prescribed criteria pursuant to Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, staff are of the opinion that these properties should be designated. Designation enables Council to review proposed alterations for the property, enforce heritage property standards and maintenance, and refuse demolition.

 

In June 2019, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (Bill 108) received Royal Assent. Schedule 11 of this Act included amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act

(OHA), which included amendments to the listing and designation processes. The Bill 108 Amendments to the OHA came into force on July 1, 2021.  

 

City Council has until December 5, 2021, 90 days from the date of the objection, to make a decision on this objection.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 17, 2021) Report and Attachment 2 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 1354, 1358, and 1360 Queen Street West - Proposed Designation By-law Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - Consideration of Objections
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171680.pdf)

Attachment 1 - - Letter of Objection - 1354, 1358, and 1360 Queen Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171681.pdf)

Speakers

Adam Wynne

Communications (Committee)
(October 12, 2021) Letter from Ric Amis, West Side Community Council (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137386.pdf)

(October 15, 2021) Submission from Jack Gibney, Sunnyside Historical Society (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137526.pdf)

(October 15, 2021) E-mail from Adam Wynne (PH.New)
Communications (City Council)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Adam Wynne (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Jack Gibney, Sunnyside Historical Society (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138753.pdf)


PH27.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 14 

1007 Craven Road - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council state its intention to designate the property at 1007 Craven Road under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 1007 Craven Road (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 3 to the report (September 27, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, 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. 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 1007 Craven Road in a form and with content satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor.

 

4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bill in Council authorizing the entering into of a Heritage Easement Agreement for the property at 1007 Craven Road.

Origin
(September 27, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 1007 Craven Road under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and give authority to enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement for the property with the owner. 

 

The property at 1007 Craven Road contains the internationally renowned and award-winning Craven Road House and Studio (1993-6 and 2004-6, respectively). Shim-Sutcliffe Architects Inc. designed the house and studio owned by Robert G. Hill, Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The house received a Governor General's Award in 1997 and the studio was recognized with a Governor General's Medal in 2010. 

 

Robert G. Hill creator of the Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 has received national and international recognition for his contribution to architectural scholarship and history and has received numerous awards.

 

Hill commissioned Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliff to realize the project. Brigitte Shim and A. Howard Sutcliffe are Members of the Order of Canada and RAIC Gold Medalists. The Toronto-based partnership, known as Shim-Sutcliffe Architects Inc. have received fifteen Governor General's Awards and Medals as well as other awards for their work as architects and educators, which has achieved global recognition through publications, exhibitions and a documentary film. Since completion, the house and studio and their landscaped setting have been extensively published in Canada and internationally and are widely acclaimed as proof that architectural excellence through meticulous design standards can be achieved on a tight budget and at a compact scale. 

 

In May of 2021, Robert G. Hill, the owner of the property, contacted the local ward councillor requesting that his property at 1007 Craven Road be designated under the Ontario Heritage Act and further protected through a Heritage Easement Agreement. Robert G. Hill, Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliff, have generously provided access to the project archival records and journals and have shared their insights and recollections of the property with Heritage Planning staff.

 

Following city staff's research and evaluation of the property under Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation, it has been determined that the property at 1007 Craven Road merits designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its design, associative and contextual values. 

Background Information (Committee)
(September 27, 2021) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 1007 Craven Road - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171560.pdf)


10a 1007 Craven Road - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement
Origin
(October 6, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

At its meeting on October 6, the Toronto Preservation Board considered Item PB27.3, a report (September 17, 2021) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning - 1007 Craven Road - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement

 

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 1007 Craven Road under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and give authority to enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement for the property with the owner. 

 

The property at 1007 Craven Road contains the internationally renowned and award-winning Craven Road House and Studio (1993-6 and 2004-6, respectively). Shim-Sutcliffe Architects Inc. designed the house and studio owned by Robert G. Hill, Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The house received a Governor General's Award in 1997 and the studio was recognized with a Governor General's Medal in 2010. 

 

Robert G. Hill creator of the Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 has received national and international recognition for his contribution to architectural scholarship and history and has received numerous awards.

 

Hill commissioned Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliff to realize the project. Brigitte Shim and A. Howard Sutcliffe are Members of the Order of Canada and RAIC Gold Medalists. The Toronto-based partnership, known as Shim-Sutcliffe Architects Inc. have received fifteen Governor General's Awards and Medals as well as other awards for their work as architects and educators, which has achieved global recognition through publications, exhibitions and a documentary film. Since completion, the house and studio and their landscaped setting have been extensively published in Canada and internationally and are widely acclaimed as proof that architectural excellence through meticulous design standards can be achieved on a tight budget and at a compact scale. 

 

In May of 2021, Robert G. Hill, the owner of the property, contacted the local ward councillor requesting that his property at 1007 Craven Road be designated under the Ontario Heritage Act and further protected through a Heritage Easement Agreement. Robert G. Hill, Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliff, have generously provided access to the project archival records and journals and have shared their insights and recollections of the property with Heritage Planning staff.

 

Following city staff's research and evaluation of the property under Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation, it has been determined that the property at 1007 Craven Road merits designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its design, associative and contextual values.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on 1007 Craven Road - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171943.pdf)


PH27.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

164 Bathurst Street - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council state its intention to designate the property at 164 Bathurst Street (including an active entrance at 621 Richmond Street West) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 164 Bathurst Street (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 3 to the report (September 27, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, 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.

Origin
(September 27, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 164 Bathurst Street (including an active entrance at 621 Richmond Street West) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

The property at 164 Bathurst Street comprises a two/two-and-a-half-storey brick building at the southwest corner of Bathurst Street and Richmond Street West, with its primary entry on Bathurst Street. Dating to c.1875, the property reflects the earliest period of development along this portion of Bathurst Street. It is a representative example of a mixed-use commercial building from the late nineteenth century. The building retains original features that suggest the influence of the Italianate style, such as brick quoins and pronounced wood brackets beneath the eaves.

 

Heritage Planning staff have determined that the property at 164 Bathurst 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/physical and contextual values.

 

An Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application has been made for the property, which proposes to retain and incorporate the building at 164 Bathurst Street into a new development.

 

In June 2019, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (Bill 108) received Royal Assent. Schedule 11 of this Act included amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA). The Bill 108 Amendments to the OHA came into force on July 1, 2021, which included a shift in Part IV designations related to certain Planning Act applications. Section 29(1.2) of the OHA now restricts City Council's ability to give notice of its intention to designate a property under the OHA to within 90 days after the City Clerk gives notice of a complete application.

 

The City Clerk issued a complete application notice on August 12, 2021. The property owner provided a waiver to extend the 90-day timeline established under Bill 108 to December 31, 2021.

 

Designation enables City Council to review proposed alterations or demolitions to the property and enforce heritage property standards and maintenance. 

 

A Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) is required for all development applications that affect listed and designated properties and will be considered when determining how a heritage property is to be conserved.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 27, 2021) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 164 Bathurst Street - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171616.pdf)


11a 164 Bathurst Street - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
Origin
(October 6, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

At its meeting on  October 6, the Toronto Preservation Board considered Item PB27.1, a report (September 10, 2021) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning - 164 Bathurst Street - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act

 

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 164 Bathurst Street (including an active entrance at 621 Richmond Street West) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

The property at 164 Bathurst Street comprises a two/two-and-a-half-storey brick building at the southwest corner of Bathurst Street and Richmond Street West, with its primary entry on Bathurst Street. Dating to c.1875, the property reflects the earliest period of development along this portion of Bathurst Street. It is a representative example of a mixed-use commercial building from the late nineteenth century. The building retains original features that suggest the influence of the Italianate style, such as brick quoins and pronounced wood brackets beneath the eaves.

 

Heritage Planning staff have determined that the property at 164 Bathurst 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/physical and contextual values.

 

An Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application has been made for the property, which proposes to retain and incorporate the building at 164 Bathurst Street into a new development.

 

In June 2019, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (Bill 108) received Royal Assent. Schedule 11 of this Act included amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA). The Bill 108 Amendments to the OHA came into force on July 1, 2021, which included a shift in Part IV designations related to certain Planning Act applications. Section 29(1.2) of the OHA now restricts City Council's ability to give notice of its intention to designate a property under the OHA to within 90 days after the City Clerk gives notice of a complete application.

 

The City Clerk issued a complete application notice on August 12, 2021. The property owner provided a waiver to extend the 90-day timeline established under Bill 108 to December 31, 2021.

 

Designation enables City Council to review proposed alterations or demolitions to the property and enforce heritage property standards and maintenance. 

 

A Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) is required for all development applications that affect listed and designated properties and will be considered when determining how a heritage property is to be conserved.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on 164 Bathurst Street - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171946.pdf)


PH27.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 10 

250 University Avenue - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council state its intention to designate the property at 250 University Avenue under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 250 University Avenue (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 3 to the report (September 27, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, 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.

Origin
(September 27, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 250 University Avenue under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value for its design, associative and contextual values.

 

Located on the southwest corner of Queen Street West and University Avenue, the property at 250 University Avenue contains the Bank of Canada Building, also known as the Toronto Agency, constructed in 1958 and designed by the architectural firm of Marani & Morris.

 

Following research and evaluation undertaken according to Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation, it has been determined that the property at 250 University Avenue merits designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its design, associative and contextual values.

 

The property is listed on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register and designated under Part V of the Act as part of the Queen West Heritage Conservation District. Designation under Part IV of the Act will enable the protection of cultural heritage value and heritage attributes, including interior features.

 

An Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendment application was submitted to the City to permit a 44-storey residential mixed-use building. A revised proposal was submitted on August 27, 2021 that involves a 37 storey mixed-use building and retention of 250 University Avenue, including the office lobby, while introducing a TTC Osgoode subway entrance at the northeast corner of the building. 

 

In June 2019, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (Bill 108) received Royal Assent. Schedule 11 of this Act included amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA). The Bill 108 Amendments to the OHA came into force on July 1, 2021, which included a shift in Part IV designations related to certain Planning Act applications. Section 29(1.2) of the OHA now restricts City Council's ability to give notice of its intention to designate a property under the OHA to within 90 days after the City Clerk gives notice of a complete application.

 

The application currently under review was deemed complete prior to the new legislation coming into force.

 

A Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) is required for all development applications that affect listed and designated properties and will be considered when determining how a heritage property is to be conserved. Designation also enables City Council to review proposed alterations or demolitions to the property and enforce heritage property standards and maintenance. 

Background Information (Committee)
(September 27, 2021) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 250 University Avenue - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171596.pdf)


12a 250 University Avenue - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
Origin
(October 6, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

At its meeting on October 6, the Toronto Preservation Board considered Item PB27.2, a report (September 10, 2021) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning - 250 University Avenue - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 250 University Avenue under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value for its design, associative and contextual values.

 

Located on the southwest corner of Queen Street West and University Avenue, the property at 250 University Avenue contains the Bank of Canada Building, also known as the Toronto Agency, constructed in 1958 and designed by the architectural firm of Marani & Morris.

 

Following research and evaluation undertaken according to Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation, it has been determined that the property at 250 University Avenue merits designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its design, associative and contextual values.

 

The property is listed on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register and designated under Part V of the Act as part of the Queen West Heritage Conservation District. Designation under Part IV of the Act will enable the protection of cultural heritage value and heritage attributes, including interior features.

 

An Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendment application was submitted to the City to permit a 44-storey residential mixed-use building. A revised proposal was submitted on August 27, 2021 that involves a 37 storey mixed-use building and retention of 250 University Avenue, including the office lobby, while introducing a TTC Osgoode subway entrance at the northeast corner of the building. 

 

In June 2019, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (Bill 108) received Royal Assent. Schedule 11 of this Act included amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA). The Bill 108 Amendments to the OHA came into force on July 1, 2021, which included a shift in Part IV designations related to certain Planning Act applications. Section 29(1.2) of the OHA now restricts City Council's ability to give notice of its intention to designate a property under the OHA to within 90 days after the City Clerk gives notice of a complete application.

 

The application currently under review was deemed complete prior to the new legislation coming into force.

 

A Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) is required for all development applications that affect listed and designated properties and will be considered when determining how a heritage property is to be conserved. Designation also enables City Council to review proposed alterations or demolitions to the property and enforce heritage property standards and maintenance. 

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on 250 University Avenue - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-171947.pdf)


Planning and Housing Committee - Meeting 28
PH28.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Inclusionary Zoning Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Implementation Guidelines
Mayor's first Key Matter and first Item of business on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PH28.1a with recommendation).

The City Solicitor has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PH28.1b with recommendation).

The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PH28.1c with recommendation).

Communications have been submitted on this Item.

Bills 877 and 878 have been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor client privilege.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council adopt the Official Plan Amendment included as Attachment 1 to the report (October 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. City Council adopt the Zoning By-law Amendment included as Attachment 2 to the report (October 15, 2021) 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 Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment referred to above in Recommendations 1 and 2 above as may be required.

 

4. City Council endorse the Inclusionary Zoning Implementation Guidelines included as Attachment 4 to the report (October 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning for consultation and report back with final recommended Implementation Guidelines in the first half of 2022, including identifying the terms and conditions for a third party administrator of affordable ownership units, and an additional analysis including a human rights approach on how the set-aside numbers based on the three Zoning Market Areas can be improved to create more affordability, how the significantly large range of set-asides numbers have been identified and the specific evaluation criteria to determine which percentage will be selected on a case-by-case basis.

 

5. City Council bring forward a zoning by-law amendment to add the Scarborough Centre Protected Major Transit Station Area delineation to the Inclusionary Zoning Overlay map no earlier than September 18, 2023, to provide additional time for the local land market to adjust.

 

6. City Council deem that a complete Site Plan application submitted under Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 shall meet the requirements of Regulation 232/18 under the Planning Act for the purpose of an exemption based on submission of an application for approval of a Site Plan.

 

7. City Council request that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing amend Section 16(5)(a) of the Planning Act to allow for Official Plan Inclusionary Zoning policies to be applied across the City and not limited to Protected Major Transit Station Areas.

 

8. City Council forward a copy of the report (October 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing along with Attachments 1 through 10.

 

9. City Council forward a copy of the report (October 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation with a request that property assessments for affordable ownership units take into account the requirements for ongoing affordability of these units over a 99 year period.

 

10. City Council request the City Manager work with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation to identify potential options to ensure property assessments reflect the City's household eligibility, resale and price appreciation restrictions for Inclusionary Zoning affordable ownership units.

  

11. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review the market impacts of Inclusionary Zoning one year after the implementation of the Inclusionary Zoning policy has taken effect and to bring forward further amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law policies that may be required as a result of this additional analysis including:

 

a. the need for incentives;

 

b. changes to the Phase-in and/or set aside rate;

 

c. alterations to the minimum development size threshold; and

 

d. any other changes which may be necessary to ensure market stability and production of affordable units.

 

12. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director report in June 2022 after conducting additional market analysis in areas currently undergoing study such as Little Jamaica, the Sheppard Subway Corridor and any other areas where planning studies are currently being undertaken and which were not subject to the original detailed analysis to identify additional opportunities wherein Inclusionary Zoning may apply.

 

13. City Council request that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to undertake additional market analysis in the area around both the Mount Dennis area and the Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West area to determine if there are additional areas that should be added to the Inclusionary Zoning Map of the Official Plan policy and report back no later than June 2022.

 

14. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review the policy one year from implementation and assess the maximum number of affordable rental units and affordable ownership units that could be secured and review the percentage of affordable rental and affordable ownership units secured through the policy to ensure that the proposed set aside rates do not unintentionally secure only affordable ownership units.

 

15. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report annually on an interim basis to the Planning and Housing Committee on:

 

a. the actual number of affordable rentals and ownership units approved and secured, including those that are universally accessible, compared to the anticipated projections tracked through the development pipeline to ensure that they are completed and permanently occupied by qualified tenants and owners;

 

b. the establishment of clear goals to obtain the maximum creation of affordable housing to end the housing crisis in five years and new financial tools to achieve this, if required; and

 

c. the creation of additional planning tools to ensure that affordable rental housing is developed in comparable percentages in both condominium development and purpose-built rental development.

 

16.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to develop a new framework to assess which areas are suitable for Inclusionary Zoning, and the percentage of units therein, based on a human rights approach to housing that considers:

 

a. local need for affordable housing;

 

b. community displacement; and

 

c. different models of housing provision.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

1.  The Planning and Housing Committee referred the following motion to the City Solicitor with the request that the City Solicitor report directly to the November 9, 2021 meeting of City Council on the legal implications of the motion:

 

"1. City Council amend policies 13, 15 and 16 in the proposed Official Plan Amendment included as Attachment 1 to this report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and reflect the same changes in the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment included as Attachment 2 to this report, so that the Official Plan Amendment now reads:


"13.a) ii. if a purpose-built rental development is proposed, a minimum requirement of 6% of the total new residential gross floor area shall be secured as affordable rental housing;

 

13.b) ii. if a purpose-built rental development is proposed, a minimum requirement of 3% of the total new residential gross floor area shall be secured as affordable rental housing;

 

15. The affordable rental housing required in Policy 3.2.1.13 a) i. will increase by 3.5%, b) i. will increase by 1.5%, and c) i. will increase by 0.5% per year beginning January 1, 2023 and until January 1, 2026. Affordable ownership housing requirements will be set at one point four times the affordable rental housing requirements.

 

16. Beginning January 1, 2022, the minimum affordable rental housing required in Policy 3.2.1.13 a) ii. will increase by 1% per year beginning January 1, 2023 until January 1, 2026” 

 

The Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Policy and Analysis, City Planning and the Partner with nblc Consultants gave a presentation on Inclusionary Zoning Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Implementation Guidelines.

 

The Planning and Housing Committee held a statutory public meeting on October 28, 2021 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(October 15, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends the adoption of Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) Official Plan policies, Zoning By-law provisions and tables draft Implementation Guidelines for consultation. The recommended Inclusionary Zoning policy and zoning framework will enable the City to initially require 5-10% affordable housing and a fully phased-in requirement by 2030 of 8-22% of affordable housing units to be provided in new developments alongside the development of market housing. The introduction of mandatory affordable housing requirements will positively contribute to transforming the delivery of housing in the City by ensuring that affordable housing keeps better pace with the delivery of market housing, contributing to social and economic cohesion in the years to come.

 

Inclusionary Zoning is a widely used planning tool used in hundreds of jurisdictions in the United States, Australia and parts of Canada. Inclusionary Zoning works best in cities where there is strong demand for housing and below market rents and prices can be accommodated through absorption in land values, or in areas where revenues are continually increasing. In support of the preparation of Inclusionary Zoning policies, the City undertook a series of financial assessments in 2019, 2020 and 2021 resulting in a robust financial analysis demonstrating where Inclusionary Zoning can be implemented in the city without negatively impacting overall development activity. Peer review of this work has also been undertaken through a third-party consultant retained by the City and through ongoing consultation on the analysis with development industry analysts. An in-depth analysis of demographic and market data has also been completed to understand housing need and demand across the City and by local neighbourhood. This work, coupled with extensive public and stakeholder consultation throughout 2019, 2020 and 2021, has informed the development of an Inclusionary Zoning policy framework that is balanced, forward-looking and equitable.

 

Since the provincial Inclusionary Zoning regulation was first enacted in 2018, the province undertook legislative changes to limit the potential areas that Inclusionary Zoning may be applied. The Province narrowed the implementation of Inclusionary Zoning to those areas within a Protected Major Transit Station Area (PMTSA) or areas where a Development Permit System has been ordered by the Minister. In addition, the Province introduced new community benefits and parkland rate requirements. These changes have been factored into the financial analysis and final recommended policies.

 

The recommended Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law includes a number of directions that reflect the City's specific context and build upon the provincial regulation and legislative framework including:

 

1. Establishing a minimum development size of 100 units to reflect both minimum required densities that would be required on many sites within PMTSAs, while also recognizing the importance of supporting a diverse range of housing types and sizes that could become financially challenged if Inclusionary Zoning were required on smaller developments;

 

2. Establishing three distinct market areas to recognize varying market viability in different areas of the City, to be included in the Official Plan as Map 37, each area with its own requirements for condominium projects delivering affordable ownership, condominium projects delivering affordable rental housing or purpose-built rental buildings delivering affordable rental housing;

 

3. Requiring affordable units to remain affordable for 99 years, ensuring that this stock of housing is not lost over the short term;

 

4. Setting rents and prices that will reflect the needs of low and moderate income households, providing affordable housing for households for whom market rents and prices are out of reach (e.g., registered nurses, early childhood educators, dental assistants earning between $32,000 and $92,000);

 

5. Phasing-in of affordable housing requirements from 5-10% in 2022 to 8-22% in 2030 in order to provide time for land values to adjust and the amount of affordable housing required to incrementally increase;

 

6. Providing for a clear transition period to provide time for developments well advanced to move through the development review process prior to Inclusionary Zoning coming into effect; and

 

7. Ongoing monitoring and assessment of all aspects of the approach starting in 2025, including reviewing the market areas where Inclusionary Zoning applies.

 

Over the past five years, the City has taken a strong leadership role in the delivery of affordable housing to ensure new housing supply reflects the City's current and future housing needs. Bold affordable housing targets set out in the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan will only be realized through this leadership and partnership with developers and housing providers. Achieving a supply of housing that meets the broad spectrum needs within the city requires multiple policy and program actions. This report highlights many of the recent housing policy, service delivery and program initiatives the City has undertaken in recent years, including the Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods work, policy and zoning changes to maintain and provide for the supply of multi-tenant dwellings or rooming houses, the Concept to Keys initiative, and the Housing Now and Open Door programs, which taken together are all critical in delivering on Council's housing targets.

 

Clarity is essential if the policy framework is to be implemented successfully. As a result, this report recommends that Council endorse for consultation the accompanying draft Implementation Guidelines, which build on experience the City has had over the past 15 years securing affordable housing as a community benefit, either on large sites greater than 5 hectares, within the Central Waterfront Secondary Plan, or as part of site specific developments. This existing policy framework is often described as a voluntary Inclusionary Zoning policy as a developer can elect to provide affordable housing within their development as part of a section 37 community benefits contribution. The results of the current voluntary framework have been uneven and highlight the need for a mandatory framework, as depending on the specific context, some developments have secured affordable housing while others have prioritized other community benefits.

 

The recommended Inclusionary Zoning policy framework was developed in consultation with input from the Housing Secretariat, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, Corporate Finance, Legal Services, and CreateTO. The background materials and proposed framework meet the provincial requirements for Inclusionary Zoning set out in the Planning Act and Ontario Regulation 232/18.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 15, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Inclusionary Zoning Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Implementation Guidelines
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172118.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Proposed Official Plan Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172119.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172504.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Inclusionary Zoning Market Areas Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172121.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Draft Inclusionary Zoning Implementation Guidelines
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172122.pdf)

Attachment 5 - Housing Need and Demand Analysis, August 2021
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172123.pdf)

Attachment 6 - Evaluation of Potential Impacts of an Inclusionary Zoning Policy, May 2021; Revised October 2021
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172124.pdf)

Attachment 7 - Peer Review of NBLC "Evaluation of Potential Impacts of an Inclusionary Zoning Policy", August 2021
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172125.pdf)

Attachment 8 - Phase 1 Consultation and Communication Summary, 2019
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172126.pdf)

Attachment 9 - Phase 2 Consultation and Communication Summary, 2021
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172127.pdf)

Attachment 10 - Jurisdictional Scan, 2021
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172128.pdf)

(October 7, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172129.pdf)

Presentation from Project Manager, City Planning
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172528.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(November 2, 2021) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Inclusionary Zoning Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Implementation Guidelines (PH28.1a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-172728.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Proposed Official Plan Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-172729.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-172730.pdf)

(November 8, 2021) Supplementary report from the City Solicitor on Inclusionary Zoning Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Implementation Guidelines (PH28.1b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-173034.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
(November 8, 2021) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Inclusionary Zoning Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Implementation Guidelines (PH28.1c)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-173039.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Proposed Official Plan Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-173040.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-173041.pdf)

Speakers

Christena Abbot, East York ACORN
Jasprert Toor, East York ACORN
Elin Goulden, Diocese of Toronto - Anglican Church of Canada
Dave Wilkes, The Building Industry and Lane Development Association (BILD)
David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP, Special Advisor to BILD
Adam Brown, Sherman Brown
Dr. Geoffrey Schoenberg
Neil Hetherington, CEO, Daily Bread Food Bank
Leanne Huneault
Christopher Robertson
Fizza Khalid, Progress Toronto
Saman Tabasinejad, Organizing Director, Progress Toronto
Alejandra Ruiz Vargas, Chair,, East York ACORN
Marcia Stone, Co-Chair, Weston ACORN
Bob Murphy, Weston ACORN
Monique Gordon, Etobicoke ACORN
Gordon Bryant, Weston ACORN
Ryan Murdock, East York ACORN
Heather Sloman
Chiara Padovani
Nina Milova, East York ACORN
Michaela Ferguson
Mary Jo Leddy, Downtown ACORN
Mike Cosh, Progress Toronto & Timebanks.org
Alan Broadbent, Maytree
Kelsey Gilchrist
Jonathan Balazs, Toronto ACORN
Sean Meagher, Change Lab
Calum Houston, East York ACORN
Ruth Madoc-Jones, Downtown ACORN
Claire Mcgee, Weston ACORN
Abdullah Naqvi, Downtown ACORN
Alissa Klingbaum, Woman Abuse Council of Toronto
Harshika Patel, Etobicoke ACORN
Braeden Soltys
Ene Underwood, Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area
Barry Marsh, Etobicoke ACORN
Adina Lebo, Toronto Seniors Forum
Michelle German, Vice President, Policy, Woodgreen Community Services
Miru Yogarajah, Parkdale People’s Economy
Ambalika Roy, Right to Housing in Toronto
Krissan Veerasingam
Beth Wilson, Social Planning Toronto
Dan Bingham
Shanny Hill
Pratyush Tripathi
Ayushman Banerjee
Erella Ganon, Building a Better Bloor Dufferin
Cheryll Case, CP Planning
Butterfly GoPaul, Jane Finch Housing Coalition ~ Housing Organizer
Daryl Chong, Greater Toronto Apartment Association
Will Di Novi, ACORN
Kira Heineck, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH)
Tom Giancos
Earl Leblanc, East York ACORN
Mike Mestyan, Tridel
Mark Richardson, HousingNowTO.com
Christine Mercado, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association
Manjubasini Raveenthran
Jeremy Withers, University of Toronto
Katherine Cirlincione
Councillor Paul Ainslie
Councillor Mike Layton
Councillor John Filion
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Josh Matlow

Communications (Committee)
(October 15, 2021) E-mail from John MacDonald (PH.Main)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Steve Kalaydjian (PH.New)
(October 23, 2021) E-mail from Paul Bedford (PH.New)
(October 24, 2021) E-mail from Kate Chung, Co-chair, Accessible Housing Network  (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137780.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Dawang (PH.New)
(October 25, 2021) Letter from David Strom, Collectdev (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137978.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from Carolyn Egan and Tam Goossen, Good Jobs for All Coalition (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137936.pdf)

(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Luke Bradley (PH.New)
(October 25, 2021) E-mail from Alexia Yates (PH.New)
(October 25, 2021) Letter from Douglas Kwan, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-137941.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Letter from Right to Housing in Toronto (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138032.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from Michael Nguyen, CTN Developments (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138034.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from Joanne Knutson, Habitat Services (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138035.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) Letter from Jane Finch Housing Coalition (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138036.pdf)

(October 26, 2021) E-mail from Alex Volkov (PH.New)
(October 27, 2021) E-mail from Coleen Bailey (PH.New)
(October 27, 2021) E-mail from Shannon Griffiths (PH.New)
(October 27, 2021) Letter from Kate O'Neil, On behalf of LAHAAG - Lakeshore Affordable Housing Advocacy and Action Group (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138139.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) Letter from Adam Brown, Sherman Brown (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138177.pdf)

(October 25, 2021) Letter from Bill Worrell, Oakwood Vaughan Community Organization, Romain Baker, Black Urbanism TO (BUTO), Cheryll Case, CP Planning and Chiara Padovani, York South Weston Tenants Union (YSWTU) (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138188.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) E-mail from Alex Mlynek (PH.New)
(October 27, 2021) E-mail from Madeline Siklos (PH.New)
(October 27, 2021) E-mail from Ryan Hayes (PH.New)
(October 27, 2021) E-mail from Katie German  (PH.New)
(October 28, 2021) Letter from Adina Lebo, Vice-President, Toronto Seniors Forum (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138192.pdf)

(October 25, 2021) Letter from Tom Giancos, Senior Vice President, Kingsett Capital (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138194.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) E-mail from Camille Dziewurski (PH.New)
(October 27, 2021) E-mail from Caitlin Blain (PH.New)
(October 27, 2021) E-mail from Rupert Ong (PH.New)
(October 27, 2021) E-mail from Emily Shepard (PH.New)
(October 27, 2021) Letter from Sara Margani, Cityzen Development (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138251.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) Letter from Stephen Diamond. Diamond Corp (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138252.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) Letter from Richard Diamond, Senior Vice President, Canderel (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138227.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) Submission from Andrew Marciniak, Toronto ACORN (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138254.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) Letter from Daryl Chong, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138255.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) E-mail from Andrea Lothrop (PH.New)
(October 27, 2021) Letter from Andria Babbington, President, Toronto and York Region Labour Council (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138256.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Givertz-Steel (PH.New)
(October 27, 2021) Letter from Christine Mercado, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138231.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) Letter from Andrew Duncan, Chief Investment Office, Development, RioCan (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138232.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) Letter from Josh Zagdanski, Madison Group (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138233.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) Letter from Marva Burnett, President, ACORN Canada (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138234.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Letter from Pedro Lopez, SVP Acquisitions and Land Development, Marlin Spring (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138264.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11 University-Rosedale (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138265.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Submission from Effie Vlachoyannacos, Director, Community Investment and Engagement, Maytree  (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138266.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Letter from Joe Svec, Vice President, Development and Planning, Choice Properties (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138267.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Submission from Jeremy Withers (PH.New)
(October 28, 2021) Letter from Bahar Shadpour, Manager of Policy, Communications and Engagement, Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138270.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Letter from Jeff Hull, President, Hullmark (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138271.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Letter from Kira Heineck, Executive Director, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138272.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) E-mail from Ene Underwood, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138273.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) E-mail from Vicki McGregor (PH.New)
(October 28, 2021) E-mail from Irmina J. Ayuyao (PH.New)
(October 28, 2021) Letter from Brooks Barnett, Director, Government Relations & Policy, Realpac (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138319.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel, Co-Chair, FoNTRA and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chair, FoNTRA (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138320.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) E-mail from Scott Ng (PH.New)
(October 28, 2021) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto - St. Paul's (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138322.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Letter from Katie German on behalf of the Junction Triangle Community Action Network (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138324.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Submission from Andrew Marciniak, Toronto ACORN (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138344.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Letter from Daniel R Bingham (PH.New)
(October 28, 2021) E-mail from Su Rynard (PH.New)
(October 28, 2021) E-mail from Cathy Tafler (PH.New)
(October 28, 2021) Letter from Alan Braodbent, Chairman and CEO of Avana Capital Corporation, Chairman and Founder of Maytree (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138328.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(October 28, 2021) Submission from Kate Chung, Co-Chair, Accessible Housing Network (CC.Main)
(October 30, 2021) E-mail from Roxanne Futia (CC.Main)
(November 1, 2021) Letter from Mike Mestyan, Vice President, Development Planning, Tridel Group of Companies  (CC.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138432.pdf)

(November 3, 2021) E-mail from Lyba Spring (CC.Supp)
(November 4, 2021) E-mail from Mark Pinnock, Kingston 12 Ganja  (CC.Supp)
(November 4, 2021) E-mail from Heather Thomas, Employment Marketing Consultant Progress Career Planning Institute  (CC.Supp)
(November 4, 2021) E-mail from Kai Wong (CC.Supp)
(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Charles and Vanessa Barnes (CC.Supp)
(October 27, 2021) E-mail from Eric Lombardi, More Neighbours Toronto (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138574.pdf)

(November 5, 2021) Letter from Neil Pattison, Senior Vice President, Development, Graywood Developments (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138582.pdf)

(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Dawang (CC.Supp)
(November 5, 2021) E-mail from Simon Tran (CC.Supp)
(November 5, 2021) Letter from Christopher J. Tanzola, Overland LLP (CC.Supp)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138624.pdf)

(November 6, 2021) E-mail from Justin and Clara Speer (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Alan Barthel (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Suzanne Hersh (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Tom Clement, Executive Director, Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto and Tim Ross, Executive Director, Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138793.pdf)

(November 8, 2021) Letter from Daniel B. Artenosi, Overland LLP (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138804.pdf)

(November 8, 2021) Letter from 24 organizations, submitted by Saman Tabasinejad, Organizing Director, Progress Toronto (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-139084.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) Letter from Paul M. Taylor, Executive Director, FoodShare (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-139155.pdf)

(November 8, 2021) Letter from Michal Hay, Executive Director, Progress Toronto (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-139248.pdf)

(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Alexia Yates (CC.New)
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Bill Worrell, Chair, Oakwood Vaughan Community Organization (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-139476.pdf)

(November 10, 2021) E-mail from M. Domovitch, Domus Group (CC.New)

PH28.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Housing Now Initiative - Annual Progress Update and Launch of Phase Three Sites
A communication has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:  

 

Land Considerations

 

1. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management to review, on an expedited basis, the four sites identified in Attachment 1 (the "Phase Three Sites") to the report (October 14, 2021) from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, including any prior terms of transfer that have been approved by City Council, and authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management to determine, in consultation with the City Manager, whether such terms should be amended in order to achieve the objectives of the Housing Now Initiative.

 

2. City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, where it is determined such action is appropriate to achieve the objectives of the Housing Now Initiative, to declare all or portions of each of the Phase Three Sites surplus, and to amend any prior declaration(s) of surplus, subject to the retention of those areas and interests as have been determined critical to the operational requirements of a division or agency.

 

3. City Council amend the existing delegated approvals and signing authorities in Item 2017.EX27.12, City-Wide Real Estate - Delegated Authorities Framework and Transition Plan, adopted by City Council on October 2, 3 and 4, 2017, to authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to approve any lease, transfer and other property transactions involving these Phase Three Sites for the purpose of achieving the City's affordable housing objectives notwithstanding that the related compensation may exceed $5 Million Dollars, and City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to treat the estimated value of the rental savings that will be realized by tenants of the affordable housing units as compensation received by the City when assessing whether a proposed transaction reflects market value, provided that the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the Board of CreateTO or the Board of Directors of the related CreateTO corporate entity concur with the proposed transaction terms.

 

4. City Council waive the restrictions of Section 2.4(a) of the shareholder direction of Build Toronto Inc., controlled by the Board of CreateTO, solely for transactions relating to the Phase Three Sites on terms and conditions satisfactory to the City Manager and in a form approved by the City Solicitor, and allow for donations or similar contributions to any charity or charitable organization, or to a non-profit organization for the purpose of facilitating the provision of affordable housing units at the Phase Three Sites where determined appropriate by the CreateTO Board of Directors, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat.

 

5. City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services to approve the transfer of title to any of the Phase Three Sites, or a portion thereof to corporate entities controlled by the Board of CreateTO at nominal consideration where permitted by law, and where the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO have agreed upon the terms of transfer that will be reflected in a Transfer Agreement between the City and the corporate entity controlled by the CreateTO Board.

 

6. Council direct the Board of Directors of Toronto Community Housing Corporation, when requested by the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, to transfer a portion of lands located at 1080 Eastern Avenue and currently owned by Toronto Community Housing Corporation, to the City of Toronto at nominal cost to be included as part of the Housing Now site at 1631 Queen Street East, which it will thereafter form part of.

 

Planning Process

 

7. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to:

 

a. provide key planning principles and guidelines for each of the Phase Three Sites to be included as part of the public market offering process; and

 

b. expeditiously advance Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments and plans of subdivision required to prepare the properties for marketing and ensure a range of housing opportunities within each of the Phase Three Sites;

 

8. City Council request the Chief Operating Officer, Development, to support the Housing Now Initiative through the Concept 2 Keys (C2K) program by continuing to expedite the review process for Site Plan Control applications submitted by the selected developers of each site.

 

Affordable Housing Program

 

9. City Council approve an overall development target across the Phase Three Sites including a minimum of one-third affordable rental units (with average rents not to exceed 80 percent of annual Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation average market rent, a minimum of one-third market rental housing, and a maximum of one-third ownership homes.

 

10. City Council request the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, to explore opportunities and partnerships with other orders of governments and non-profit organizations to exceed the one-third affordable rental housing target on each of the Phase Three Sites.

 

11. City Council exempt the up to 600 affordable rental homes anticipated to be developed throughout the Phase Three Sites, commencing from first occupancy of each site, from taxation for municipal and school purposes for the term of the municipal housing project facility agreement, with the property tax exemption having an estimated net present value of approximately $19,736,198 over 99 years.

 

12. City Council exempt the 485 additional affordable rental homes (in addition to the 4,520 affordable homes already approved) anticipated to be developed on the Phases One and Two Sites from taxation for municipal and school purposes for the term of the municipal housing project facility agreement, with the property tax exemption having an estimated net present value of approximately $15,953,427 over 99 years.

 

13. City Council authorize the Controller to cancel or refund any taxes paid for the affordable rental homes developed on Phase One, Two and Three Sites, after the effective date of the exemption for taxation for municipal and school purposes set out in the applicable municipal housing project facility agreement.

           

14. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to offer the Open Door incentives for affordable rental housing, for up to 600 affordable rental homes, for the term of affordability, and to exempt the affordable rental housing, including any applicable ancillary and related amenity space on the Phase Three Sites, from the payment of development charges and provide a waiver of all planning and building permit fees and parkland dedication fees.

 

15. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to offer the Open Door incentives for affordable rental housing, for 485 additional affordable rental homes (in addition to the 4,520 affordable homes already approved) anticipated to be developed on the Phases One and Two Sites for the term of affordability, and to exempt the affordable rental housing, including any applicable ancillary and related amenity space, from the payment of development charges and provide a waiver of all planning and building permit fees and parkland dedication fees.

 

16. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to negotiate and enter into, on behalf of the City, municipal housing project facility agreements (the City's Contribution Agreement) with the developers chosen for each of the Phase Three Sites, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and in a form approved by the City Solicitor.

 

17. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat or her designate to execute, on behalf of the City, any security or financing documents required by the developers of the Phase Three Sites to secure construction and conventional financing and subsequent refinancing, including any postponement, confirmation of status, discharge or consent documents where and when required during the term of the municipal housing project facility 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.

 

18. City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, to provide any consent necessary to transfer or encumber the Phase Three Sites or the affordable rental housing portion thereof, and to negotiate and enter into any agreements or other documents required to effect any future transfer or assignment of any of the Phase Three Sites or the affordable rental housing portion thereof, and the associated legal agreements with the City to another legal entity, on terms and conditions satisfactory to them and in a form approved by the City Solicitor.

 

Funding and Budget Considerations

  

19. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to compensate CreateTO for the costs related to the provision by CreateTO of services directly related to implementing the Housing Now Initiative including: preparing the properties for marketing including undertaking necessary environmental studies and remediation; market analyses; planning and other consultant studies; legal costs; overhead and administration costs; relocation costs; costs of on-site City programming requirements; costs of required on- or off-site infrastructure upgrades or improvements; subsidizing projects that many not be financially feasible, etc., with payment to be made on a cost-recovery basis from the Capital Revolving Reserve Fund for Affordable Housing (XR1058).

 

20. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, to include the estimated cost of delivering the Housing Now Initiative as part of the Housing Secretariat's 10-Year Capital Plan for consideration by Council as part of the 2022 budget process.

 

21. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, to request funding to complete due diligence/feasibility work related to the five sites identified as potential future Housing Now Initiative sites in Attachment 2 to the report (October 14, 2021) from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, as part of the Housing Secretariat's 10-Year Capital Plan for consideration by Council as part of the 2022 budget process.

 

Market Offering Process

 

22. City Council direct the utilization of the Phase Three Sites, identified in Attachment 1 to the report (October 14, 2021) from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, for the Housing Now Initiative through a market offering process with a priority of retaining public ownership through long-term land leases.

 

23. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to approve the business case and market offering process for each Phase Three Site provided that the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the CreateTO Board of Directors or the Board of Directors of the relevant CreateTO corporate entity, concur with the proposed business case and market offering process.

 

24. City Council direct the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, in consultation with the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to administer the market offering process for the Phase Three Sites and utilize its existing pre-qualified Broker roster to expedite marketing, where required, and to negotiate the leases, purchase agreements and other contracts with the successful development partners, other than the municipal housing project facility agreements in Recommendation 16 above, and subject to the approvals required in Recommendation 23 above.

 

25. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, to administer the market offering process for sites designated exclusively for non-profit and Indigenous participation, and to negotiate the leases, purchase agreements and other contracts with the successful non-profit and Indigenous development proponents.

 

26. City Council request the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to work with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in overseeing the market offering process related to the Phase Three Sites including the selection of preferred proponents, and the co-ordination of government funding and financing incentives to ensure that the affordable housing projects are financially viable.

 

27. Council request the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO to encourage the involvement and participation of non-profit, co-operative and Indigenous housing organizations in the market offering process for the Phase Three Sites, and to provide greater consideration to submissions that exceed the affordable rental and market rental housing delivery targets and increase supportive housing opportunities.

 

28. City Council request the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, in consultation with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to incorporate, in the market offering process for all Housing Now sites, including the Phase Three Sites, measurable community benefits opportunities, such as social procurement and apprenticeship, training, and/or other hiring opportunities for people from equity-deserving communities.

 

29. City Council request the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, to ensure that all future Housing Now Initiative sites, including the proposed Phase Three sites, achieve the Toronto Green Standard Version 4 Tier 2 energy performance level with the exception of sites that are currently in, or have completed the market offering process including: 50 Wilson Heights Boulevard; 705 Warden Avenue; 777 Victoria Park Avenue; 140 Merton Street; 2444 Eglinton Avenue East; and Bloor-Kipling (Block One).

 

Other Considerations

 

30.  City Council re-iterate its request that the Federal Government and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC):

 

a. approve a portfolio approach to the funding and financing of all sites in the Housing Now Initiative including the new Phase Three Sites;

 

b. develop a streamlined and expedited approach to underwriting Housing Now Initiative sites, including through the Rental Construction Financing Initiative;

 

c. allocate grant funding for eligible Housing Now projects based on the growing need to increase the supply of permanent affordable housing options for residents, and reflective of the high cost of construction in Toronto; and,

 

d. identify and dedicate surplus lands in Toronto for increasing the supply of affordable and supportive housing.

 

31.  City Council re-iterate its request to the Province of Ontario to support the creation of affordable and supportive housing opportunities as part of the Housing Now Initiative by providing operating funding (for both rent supplements to deepen affordability and to provide support services), and to identify and dedicate surplus lands within Toronto for new affordable homes, including supportive housing.

Origin
(October 14, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat
Summary

The Housing Now Initiative was approved by City Council in January 2019 to activate City-owned lands to stimulate the development of affordable rental housing within transit-oriented, mixed-income, mixed-use, complete communities. This signature program is a key component of the City's HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan and is central to enabling the City to meet its target of approving 40,000 new affordable rental homes, including 18,000 supportive homes, by 2030. Of the overall 40,000 new affordable rental homes, the City has committed to delivering 10,000 using its own land and financial incentives.

 

In 2019, as part of phase one of the Housing Now Initiative, 11 properties were approved by City Council to create an estimated 10,000 new homes, including 3,700 affordable rental homes ("Phase One"). In May, 2020, City Council approved six additional sites to be added to the initiative as part of phase two, with the potential to create up to 1,700 additional homes, including up to 620 affordable rental homes ("Phase Two").

 

The total 17 sites across Phases One and Two are currently in various stages of development. Seven sites have progressed through the re-zoning process, three of which have development partners selected with construction estimated to begin by early-to-mid-2022. Additionally, through the planning approval process, the original residential unit targets were exceeded and the program is now on track to create an estimated 13,479 new homes, including 3,037 ownership homes and 10,142 purpose-built rental homes, of which 5,005 will be affordable. The new affordable rental homes to be created under this program will provide much-needed affordable housing options to address a wide range of housing needs and incomes.

 

This report provides Council with an update on the Housing Now Initiative including progress to-date on advancing the 17 sites. It also recommends Council approval to expand the program to add four additional sites as part of the third phase of the program ("Phase Three"). The Phase Three sites (outlined in Attachment 1) are estimated to yield between 1,150 and 1,400 new homes, including between 450 and 600 affordable rental homes. To support delivery of the Phase Three sites plus the additional units achieved in Phases One and Two, this report also recommends Council's approval of an estimated $90.61 million in Open Door Program incentives.

 

In addition to the Phase Three sites, this report recommends Council approval to create a pipeline of five sites which, subject to satisfactory feasibility assessments, can be added to future phases of the Housing Now Initiative. The creation of a pipeline of sites will enable staff to undertake early due diligence work, including identify risks and mitigation strategies, to ensure that sites can more rapidly move through planning approval and development stages. Creating a pipeline of sites will also enable the City to take advantage of any future federal and provincial funding opportunities, should they become available, to support the development of new housing.

 

The Housing Now Initiative is an example of Toronto's leadership approach to city-building and its commitment to increasing the supply of new homes for current and future residents. Across the growing portfolio of City-owned sites, a significant number of affordable rental, market rental and ownership homes will be developed within complete communities. To-date, the City has dedicated over $1.3 billion in land value, financial incentives, and staffing resources to expedite the planning approvals and development processes. These investments have made it possible for the City to achieve over 50% of its ten-year 10,000 affordable homes approval target in less than three years. However, support from the federal and provincial governments through increased investments and new policy tools is critical to delivering the Housing Now Initiative and the City's overall HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan. Participation and investments from the non-profit and private sectors are also essential for success.

 

Increased investments in affordable and supportive housing will support the objectives of all orders of governments to provide a range of housing to address the needs of current and future residents, plus create livable communities where stable, secure and high quality homes provide people with the opportunity to thrive. Investments in housing also support the social, economic and environmental health and resilience of communities, cities and our country as a whole.

 

The Housing Now Initiative is being implemented as a major corporate initiative and this report was developed with input and support from staff in the Housing Secretariat, City Manager's Office, City Planning, CreateTO, Corporate Real Estate Management, Legal Services, Financial Planning, Corporate Finance, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and Concept 2 Keys.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 14, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on Housing Now Initiative - Annual Progress Update and Launch of Phase Three Sites
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172098.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Housing Now Phase Three Sites
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172099.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Housing Now Future Phase Pipeline Sites
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172100.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Housing Now Unit Tracker
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172101.pdf)

Speakers

Joshua Benard, Habitat for Humanity
Mark Richardson
Councillor Paul Ainslie
Councillor John Filion

Communications (Committee)
(October 28, 2021) Letter from Laura Burnham, Executive Director, Willowdale BIA (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138323.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Presentation from Mark Richardson, Technical Lead, Housing Now TO (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138348.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 10, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New)

PH28.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

New Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition (MURA) Program to Protect Existing Affordable Rental Homes
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to issue an open and transparent competitive proposal call under the Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition Program (the "MURA Program" or "Program") on an annual basis to experienced non-profit and Indigenous affordable rental housing providers and to select the best proponents, in her sole discretion, to purchase or establish long-term conventional financing, renovate and operate affordable rental housing to be acquired under the MURA Program.

 

2. City Council increase the 2021 Housing Secretariat Operating Budget by $3.5 million gross and $0 net, fully funded from the City's Development Charges Reserve Fund (XR2116), for the purpose of funding the 2021 proposal call under the Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition Program, with such funding to be payable to the non-profit and Indigenous organizations selected through the process outlined in Recommendation 1 above, for the purpose of acquiring and renovating affordable rental housing under the Program.

 

3. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to negotiate and enter into a municipal capital facility agreement for housing purposes ("Contribution Agreement") providing for the advance of the Program funds to the non-profit and Indigenous groups or a related corporation selected through proposal calls under the Program, whether advanced before or after the entering into of the Contribution Agreement, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

4.  City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to advance a portion of the funding to be provided to the selected non-profit and Indigenous groups, for the purposes of providing funds for deposits and other pre-purchase expenses, prior to the proponent entering into a Contribution Agreement.

 

5. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to allocate 20 percent of annual funding allocations under the Program to support the acquisition of market rental properties by Indigenous housing organizations to create permanent affordable rental homes for Indigenous residents.

 

6. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to support the selected non-profit and Indigenous groups on any applications to the federal or provincial governments to secure funding to support the acquisition and/or renovation of affordable rental housing under the Program, and to execute any agreements or other documents required with respect to same, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

7. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to execute, on behalf of the City, any security or financing documents or any other documents required to facilitate the funding process, including any documents required by a selected not for profit, or its related corporation to complete third party financing and refinancing, when required during the term of the City's agreement with the successful non-profit and Indigenous groups or their successors.

 

8. City Council authorize the affordable rental units secured through the Program be eligible for Open Door Program incentives including waivers of planning application and building permit fees, as outlined in the Financial Impact Section of the report (October 14, 2021) from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat. 

 

9. City Council amend Municipal Housing Facility By-law 1756-2019 to include as a category in the criteria for "Affordable Housing" units acquired pursuant to the Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition Program.

 

10. City Council, conditional on the enacting of the by-law amendment referred to in Recommendation 9 above, authorize an exemption from taxation for municipal and school purposes for up to 100 affordable rental units annually to a maximum of 500 units to be secured through the Program for the 99-year term of the Contribution Agreements.

 

11. City Council authorize the Controller to cancel or refund any taxes paid after the effective date of a Contribution Agreement.

 

12. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to issue a Request for Proposals and to select non-profit and Indigenous housing providers to operate properties acquired by the City under the Program.

 

13. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to negotiate and execute on behalf of the City, municipal housing facility agreements for housing purposes (the City's "Contribution Agreement") for 99 years with the non-profit and Indigenous housing providers selected through the competitive process referred to in Recommendation 12, or a related corporation, to secure the financial assistance being provided and to set out the terms of the operation of the affordable rental housing, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and in a form approved by the City Solicitor.

 

14. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to execute, on behalf of the City, any security or financing documents required by the non-profit and Indigenous housing providers, including any postponement, confirmation of status, discharge or consent documents where and when required during the term of the municipal housing facility 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.

 

15. City Council re-iterate the request that the federal and provincial governments establish acquisition programs that would support the acquisitions and renovations/ conversions for all types of private market residential properties and other properties, to create new permanent affordable and supportive homes.

 

16. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary Bills to give effect to City Council's decision.

 

17. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to incorporate an intersectional gender equity lens to ensure that the Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition (MURA) Program provides equitable housing opportunities and outcomes to all equity-deserving groups including women, non-binary and LGBTQ2S+ communities.

 

18. City Council direct the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in consultation with the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, as part of the report back on the Vacant Home Tax, to consider the feasibility of allocating a portion of revenues to be received by the City from the future Vacant Homes Tax to the Capital Revolving Loan for Affordable Housing (XR1058), to be allocated to the Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition Program.

Origin
(October 14, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat
Summary

In October 2020, through Item PH17.5, City Council adopted the process developed as part of the Rooming House Acquisition Pilot Project to support the acquisition of private market rental housing by non-profit housing organizations, including co-operative housing providers. Council also directed staff to report back on establishing an ongoing rental housing acquisition program that would provide dedicated financial support to non-profit housing organizations or community land trusts, to facilitate the purchase and conversion of at-risk private market affordable housing to permanently affordable rental homes.

 

This report responds to Council's request and recommends a new program, to be called the Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition ("MURA") Program, for approval. The primary objectives of the MURA Program are to remove properties from the speculative housing market and create permanently affordable rental homes; improve housing stability for current and future tenants; improve the physical conditions of buildings; increase capacity in the non-profit and Indigenous housing sectors; and ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the homes.

 

The report recommends a number of actions to begin implementation of the MURA Program in 2021. The proposed Program will provide grant funding and Open Door Program incentives to qualified non-profit and Indigenous housing groups to support their purchase, renovation and operation of market rental properties to create permanently affordable rental homes for Torontonians with low-and-moderate incomes. The Program will also support the City's acquisition of at-risk affordable rental housing that non-profit and Indigenous organizations will operate long term.

 

The MURA Program will be implemented through an open annual proposal call process to establish a list of qualified and experienced non-profit and Indigenous housing providers. Selected proponents will be given pre-approval of available funding which would provide certainty and allow them to move quickly to secure properties available for purchase on the open market. Proponents will have up to one calendar year from the date of approval to submit properties for consideration on a rolling basis.

 

To advance the City's commitments to truth, reconciliation and justice, it is also proposed that 20% of the annual funding allocations under the MURA Program be dedicated to support acquisitions by Indigenous housing organizations for Indigenous Peoples.

 

Subject to City Council approval of this report, the first proposal call will make $10,000,000 in funding available from the Development Charges Reserve Fund (XR2116). Subsequent funding will also be available from the City's Land Acquisition Reserve Fund subject to Council's approval of the strategic disposal of the City asset at 249 Queens Quay West which will be considered by the Executive Committee in October 2021. The strategic disposal of 249 Queens Quay West supports previous Council direction in PH17.5 to establish a small sites acquisition program (now MURA).

 

Under MURA, eligible properties will include small apartment buildings (up to 60 units) and multi-tenant houses (also known as rooming houses) that are either vacant or occupied and at-risk of being lost due to conversion. Based on projects previously supported by the City and advice from the non-profit housing and financial sectors, the MURA Program proposes that apartment building acquisitions and renovations be eligible for up to $200,000 in funding per dwelling unit and multi-tenant houses be eligible for up to $150,000 per dwelling room. Any additional costs will be funded and/or financed by the housing operators. Through the 2021 proposal call, it is anticipated that between 50 and 67 rental apartments and/or dwelling rooms will be converted to permanently affordable rental homes.

 

Recognizing that most residents will have their housing needs met through the city’s existing rental supply over the next decade, it is crucial that these homes be preserved and maintained. While the City is taking a leadership role in launching MURA to protect existing rental housing, it is critical that the federal and provincial governments also support these efforts. An acquisition and renovation/conversion program from other orders of government, focused on protecting existing rental housing, could be combined with the City's MURA Program to increase grant funding and/or provide low-cost financing to support acquisitions. Alternatively, other orders of government could allocate funding to the City, to support the expansion/enhancement of MURA in the future. This would ultimately result in a greater number of properties being converted to non-profit, Indigenous and publicly-owned permanent affordable rental housing. Through the stacking of government programs, deeper levels of affordability can also be achieved for lower-income residents, including vulnerable and marginalized people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.

 

Implementation of the MURA Program will help advance key strategic actions identified in the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan. Specifically, it will help prevent homelessness and improve pathways to housing stability; maintain and increase access to affordable housing; ensure well-maintained and secure homes for renters; and increase the supply of 'For Indigenous, By Indigenous' affordable housing.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 14, 2021) Revised Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on New Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition (MURA) Program to Protect Existing Affordable Rental Homes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172093.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition Program Details
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172094.pdf)

Speakers

Victor Willis
Joshua Brandt, The Neighbourhood Land Trust (NLT) & Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT)
Chiyi Tam

Communications (Committee)
(October 24, 2021) Letter from Joy Connelly (PH.New)
(October 27, 2021) Letter from Victor Willis, Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138253.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Submission from Melissa Goldstein (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138317.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Letter from Dominique Russell and Kevin Barrett, Co-Chairs, Kensington Market Community Land Trust (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138347.pdf)


PH28.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Official Plan Amendment on Updating the Definitions of Affordable Rental and Ownership Housing
The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat have submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PH28.4a with recommendations).

A communication has been submitted on this Item.

Bill 881 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 the Official Plan in accordance with the recommended Official Plan Amendment appended as Attachment 1.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the recommended Official Plan Amendment as may be required.

 

3. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to report back to the Planning and Housing Committee in 2022, following further consultation with affordable housing developers, with: 

 

a. a detailed financial analysis outlining impacts of the recommended definition on City programs such as the Housing Now Initiative and Open Door;

 

b. recommended program changes and/or other actions to mitigate impacts to development projects; and

 

c. a recommended transition plan including timelines for implementation of the new definition.

 

4. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to engage with the Government of Canada, including Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and the Province of Ontario and report back in 2022 on how current or future funding and financing programs from each order of government could support implementation of the proposed new definition and also meet HousingTO 2020-2030 targets.

 

5. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to report back to the Planning and Housing Committee, within 12 months of the Planning and Housing Committee's consideration of the report referenced in recommendation 3 above and after the recommended Official Plan Amendment comes into effect, with recommended changes to the Municipal Housing Facility By-law, including transition provisions.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Senior Planner, Strategic Initiatives, Policy and Analysis, City Planning gave a presentation on Updating the Definitions of Affordable Rental and Ownership Housing.

 

The Planning and Housing Committee held a statutory public meeting on October 28, 2021 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(October 15, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat
Summary

This report recommends an Official Plan Amendment which proposes to revise the following housing definitions in Section 3.2.1 of the Official Plan:

 

(1) affordable rental housing and affordable rents (affordable rental housing);

(2) mid-range rents, including adding two new mid-range rent tiers; and

(3) affordable ownership housing.

 

The recommended definitions are intended to better respond to the needs of low and moderate income households by establishing definitions of affordable housing that are aligned with incomes instead of solely on market rents/prices. The development of the definitions has been informed by extensive public and stakeholder consultation throughout 2020 and 2021 as well as through consultations on Inclusionary Zoning and the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan ("HousingTO Action Plan") in 2019. During those consultations, participants felt that the City's current affordable housing definitions, which are based on average market rents/prices, had left many low-income residents unable to afford housing and that this problem would continue to worsen over time given average market rents have grown faster than incomes over the past decade.

 

This report, which proposes updates to the Official Plan's housing definitions, is the first step in moving towards an income-based approach for affordable housing, as directed by Council through adoption of the HousingTO Action Plan in December 2019. In addition to revising the Official Plan definitions, the HousingTO Action Plan provides direction for the City to adopt a new income-based approach in the administration of affordable rental housing programs. In accordance with this direction, a future report to Council will be brought forward by staff in 2022 recommending changes to City programs and support implementation of the revised definition of affordable housing.

 

The recommended revised definitions will also be used to update the City's Municipal Housing Facility By-law. The Municipal Housing Facility By-law is used to provide fee and property tax exemption for affordable housing units. Updates to the by-law, including specific transition provisions for projects that have received or initiated funding approvals, will be brought forward after the Official Plan Amendment is in effect, and within a year following the 2022 staff report.

 

In addition to Council direction and stakeholder input, the proposed revised definitions have been informed by the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS). The PPS directs that affordable rental housing should be affordable to households with incomes in the lowest 60 percent of the income distribution for renter households for the regional market area. The PPS also directs that affordable ownership housing should be affordable to households with incomes in the lowest 60 percent of the income distribution for the regional market area.

 

Furthermore, the proposed revised definitions align with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) affordability threshold which sets affordability at no more than 30% of a household's before-tax income. This definition is currently being applied to the federal Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) projects which provide affordable housing for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. RHI projects set an affordability requirement whereby tenants pay no more than 30% of their gross income on rent. This level of affordability is being supported by federal investments which fund 100% of capital costs of projects under the program.

 

The recommended changes to the affordable rental housing definition in this report would lead to a reduction in affordable rents for studio units, one-bedroom units, and three-bedroom units compared to affordable rents under the current definition. These reductions in rents are the result of tying affordable rent for each unit type to the lower of average market rent or indicator household incomes. For example, affordable one-bedroom rents are recommended to be set at the lower of average market rent for a one-bedroom unit or what a one-person renter household at the 60th percentile of income can afford. The previous market based definition meant that affordable rents were out of reach for low and moderate income households. For example, under the current definition one-person households earning at or below the 60th percentile of income cannot afford either an affordable studio or one-bedroom unit.

 

Affordable rents for two-bedroom units currently remain unchanged using the recommended definition. This is because what is affordable to incomes for 2-person households in 2021 exceeds the current average market rent for two-bedroom units. However, if average market rents continue to rise faster than incomes, rents for two-bedroom units would be set at what is affordable to the 60th percentile 2-person household, instead of average market rent for two-bedroom units.

 

The recommended mid-range rents definitions in this report have been established to maintain the existing rent thresholds used when implementing rental replacement requirements and in other unique circumstances. Two bands of mid-range rents are recommended. Mid-range rents (affordable) would secure rents higher than affordable rents and up to average market rent. Mid-range rents (moderate) would secure rents up to 1.5 times average market rent. Existing social housing programs that have historically used average market rents could use the mid-range rents (affordable) definition when securing future fee exemptions.

 

As the recommended affordable rental housing definition would lead to lower affordable rents, it would also lead to lower revenues in buildings that provide affordable rental units. Staff will report to Council in 2022 with recommended policy and program changes to help support implementation of the proposed new definition and ensure the delivery of new affordable housing across the city.

 

In terms of affordable homeownership, the recommended definition will lead to changes in affordable ownership prices for all unit types. These proposed changes will tie affordable ownership prices to low and moderate income households in the City of Toronto. The recommended changes also update the total monthly shelter cost used to establish affordable ownership prices. Notably the new definition includes condominium fees as part of the monthly shelter cost. This has the impact of reducing the mortgage payments that can be supported by a given income, leading to a reduction in affordable ownership prices.

 

The affordable housing definitions recommended in this report reflect a human rights-based approach to the development of housing legislation, policy and programs. The recommended definitions which tie affordable rents and affordable ownership prices to incomes rather than market rents/prices, will help ensure that affordable housing secured or developed by the City stays affordable to low and moderate income households. The proposed affordable rental housing definitions also ensure that household sizes used to determine rents for specific unit types align with CMHC's National Occupancy Standard.

 

Increased financial investments from all orders of government and adjustments to policy and programs will be required to support implementation of the new definition as well as to offset any potential impacts to the delivery of new affordable housing. In addition, the proposed changes will help align municipal, provincial and federal housing policies and programs, and support the shared objectives of all governments to increase the supply of affordable housing, promote housing stability for residents and end chronic homelessness.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 15, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on Official Plan Amendment on Updating the Definitions of Affordable Rental and Ownership Housing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172095.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Recommended Official Plan Amendment (Housing Definitions)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172116.pdf)

(October 7, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172117.pdf)

Presentation from Graham Haines, Senior Planner, Strategic Initiatives, Policy and Analysis, City Planning Division
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172507.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(November 8, 2021) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on Official Plan Amendment on Updating the Definitions of Affordable Rental and Ownership Housing (PH28.4a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-172991.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Proposed Official Plan Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-172992.pdf)

Speakers

Alejandra Ruiz Vargas, East York ACORN
Marcia Stone, Weston ACORN
Christena Abbot, East York ACORN
Calum Houston, East York ACORN
Gautam Mukherjee, Houselink and Mainstay Community Housing
Ene Underwood, Habitat for Humanity
Kiri Vadivelu, Scarborough ACORN
Daryl Chong, Greater Toronto Apartment Association

Communications (Committee)
(October 27, 2021) Letter from Gautam Mukherjee, on behalf of Houselink and Mainstay Community Housing, St. Clare’s Multifaith Housing Society, Wigwamen Inc and Community Affordable Housing Solutions. (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138248.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Letter from Daryl Chong, Greater Toronto Apartment Associaion (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138229.pdf)

(October 27, 2021) Letter from Marva Burnett, President, ACORN Canada (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138235.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) E-mail from Ene Underwood, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area  (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138274.pdf)

(October 28, 2021) Letter from Sidonia J. Tomasella, AIRD and BERLIS LLP (PH.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-138275.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 3, 2021) E-mail from Rache Rzepa (CC.Supp)
(November 8, 2021) Letter from Daniel B. Artenosi, Partner, Overland LLP (CC.New)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-138845.pdf)


Striking Committee - Meeting 9
ST9.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Council Member Appointments to a Committee, Boards and a Corporation
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.   City Council appoint Councillor Cynthia Lai to the Budget Committee for a term of office ending November 14, 2022 and until a successor is appointed.

 

2.  City Council appoint Councillor Nick Mantas to the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Board of Directors for a term ending November 14, 2022 and until a successor is appointed.

 

3. City Council appoint Councillor James Pasternak to the Film, Television and Digital Media Advisory Board for a term ending November 14, 2022.

 

4. City Council appoint the following Council Members to the Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section and Board of Directors for a term of office starting at the Annual Meeting in the Spring of 2022 to the Annual Meeting in the Spring of 2023 and until successors are appointed:

 

Councillor Paul Ainslie

Councillor Paula Fletcher

Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Mike Layton

Councillor Nick Mantas

 

5.  City Council nominate the following Council Members for appointment to the Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors for a term of office beginning at the Annual Meeting in Spring 2022 to the Annual Meeting in Spring 2023:

 

Councillor Mark Grimes

Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Anthony Perruzza

 

6.  City Council nominate Councillor Mike Layton for appointment to the National Zero Waste Council Management Board for a term starting on January 1, 2022 and until November 14, 2022, and City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, or designate to serve as alternate on the Board.

 

7.  City Council nominate Councillor Paul Ainslie for appointment to the Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors for a term of office starting February 27, 2022 and ending November 14, 2022 and until a successor is  appointed.

 

8.  City Council appoint Councillor Joe Cressy to the Waterfront Revitalization Corporation, as the Mayor's designate, for a term of office from December 13, 2021 to November 14, 2022.

Origin
(October 22, 2021) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the appointment of Members of Council to the following:

 

- Budget Committee

- Toronto Atmospheric Fund Board of Directors

- Film, Television and Digital Media Advisory Board

- Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section and Board of Directors

- Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors

- National Zero Waste Council Management Board

- Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors

- Waterfront Revitalization Corporation (Waterfront Toronto)

Background Information (Committee)
(October 22, 2021) Report from the City Clerk on Council Member Appointments to a Committee, Boards and a Corporation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-172380.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-172381.pdf)

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic

Communications (Committee)
(October 27, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paul W. Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood, on appointment to the Canadian National Exhibition Association Municipal Section and Board of Directors (ST.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/st/comm/communicationfile-137783.pdf)

(October 25, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paul W. Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood, on appointment to the Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors (ST.Main)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/st/comm/communicationfile-137784.pdf)</