Agenda

Consolidated



City Council


Meeting No. 19   Contact Marilyn Toft, Manager
Meeting Date Monday, March 5, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
  Phone 416-392-7032
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail clerk@toronto.ca
Location Council Chamber, City Hall
     


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

 

Members of Council and Staff:  Please keep this agenda and the accompanying material until the City Council meeting dealing with these matters has ended.  The City Clerk’s Office will not provide additional copies.

 

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

 

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February 29, 2012


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City Council - Routine Matters - Meeting 19
RM19.1

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Call to Order
Summary

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

Background Information
(March 5, 2012) Condolence Motion for Trent Frayne
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45676.pdf)

(March 5, 2012) Condolence Motion for Patrick Truong
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45677.pdf)

(March 6, 2012) Condolence Motion for James A. Adam
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45678.pdf)


RM19.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Confirmation of Minutes
Summary

City Council will confirm the Minutes from the regular meeting held on February 6 and 7, 2012, and the special meetings held on February 8, 2012 and February 15, 2012.


RM19.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Introduction of Committee Reports and New Business from City Officials
Summary

Report of the Executive Committee from Meeting 16 on February 13, 2012

                         Submitted by Mayor Rob Ford, Chair

 

 Report of the Executive Committee from Meeting 17 on February 17, 2012

                         Submitted by Mayor Rob Ford, Chair

 

Report of the Board of Health from Meeting 11 on February 27, 2012

Submitted by Councillor John Filion, Chair

 

 Report of the Civic Appointments Committee from Meeting 15 on February 24, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Frances Nunziata, Chair

 

Report of the Community Development and Recreation Committee from Meeting 10 on February 22, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Chair

 

Report of the Economic Development Committee from Meeting 11 on February 21, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair

 

Report of the Government Management Committee from Meeting 11 on February 23, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Paul Ainslie, Chair

 

Report of the Planning and Growth Management Committee from Meeting 11 on February 16, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Peter Milczyn, Chair

 

Report of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee from Meeting 12 on February 16, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Chair

 

Report of the Etobicoke York Community Council from Meeting 13 on February 14, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Mark Grimes, Chair

 

Report of the North York Community Council from Meeting 13 on February 14, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Maria Augimeri, Chair

 

Report of the Scarborough Community Council from Meeting 13 on February 14, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Paul Ainslie, Chair

 

Report of the Toronto and East York Council from Meeting 13 on February 14, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Gord Perks, Chair

 

New Business submitted by City Officials


RM19.4

Information 

 

 

Ward: All 

Petitions
Summary

Members of Council may file petitions.


RM19.5

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Presentations, Introductions and Announcements
Summary

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


RM19.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review of the Order Paper
Summary

City Council will review the Order Paper.

Background Information
March 5, 2012 Order Paper
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45614.pdf)


City Council - Administrative Inquiry and Answer - Meeting 19
IA19.1

Information 

 

 

Ward: All 

"Toronto Transit: Back on Track" - Reports and Studies commissioned by Toronto Transit Infrastructure Limited (TTIL)
The City Manager has submitted an Answer to this Inquiry (IA19.1a).

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

Councillor Adam Vaughan has submitted the following Administrative Inquiry:

 

“I am submitting this Administrative Inquiry (under Municipal Code s27-61) to obtain information on a number of consultants reports and studies commissioned by Toronto Transit Infrastructure Limited (TTIL) and referenced as Appendices to the report titled “Toronto Transit: Back on Track”.  It is my understanding that TTIL President and CEO, Dr. Gordon Chong sent the report to Mayor Ford on January 20, 2012.

 

In response to Administrative Inquiry IA1.8, received by City Council on May 17, 2011, City Manager Joseph Pennachetti stated that “City staff are working with TTIL in the procurement and oversight of consultants to be contracted for the preparation of a preliminary capital financing assessment of the proposed subway initiative”.

 

The specific reports and studies I requested be released to City Council in their entire form are those commissioned from KPMG and N. Barry Lyons.

 

These studies are referenced in the “Toronto Transit: Back on Track” appendices as:

 

              10.8      Tax Increment financing Further Detail (from KPMG)

              10.9      Summary of Delivery Models considered by KPMG

              10.10    Property Values Near Higher Order Transit (from N. Barry Lyons)

 

Giver the importance and complexity of this matter, I would appreciate the reports and studies be distributed to City Council in their entire form.”

Background Information
(February 6, 2012) Administrative Inquiry from Councillor Adam Vaughan, Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina, regarding "Toronto Transit: Back on Track" - Reports and Studies commissioned by Toronto Transit Infrastructure Limited (TTIL)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-45405.pdf)

(February 23, 2012) Answer from the City Manager (IA19.1a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-45594.pdf)


Executive Committee - Meeting 16
EX16.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 32 

Development Charges Complaint - 1675 and 1681 Lake Shore Boulevard East
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Development Charges Act, SO 1997
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council determine that the Development Charges and the Education Development Charges By-laws have been properly applied to the land development project located at 1675 and 1681 Lake Shore Boulevard East.

 

2.         City Council dismiss the complaint filed pursuant to Section 20 of the Development Charges Act and Section 257.85 of the Education Act.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee  held a statutory public meeting on February 13, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the Development Charges Act and the Education Act.

Origin
(January 30, 2012) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report responds to a complaint filed under Section 20 of the Development Charges Act, 1997 ("DC Act") and Section 257.85 of the Education Act, 1990 ("Education Act") relating to a proposed renovation and building addition to an existing restaurant located at 1675 and 1681 Lake Shore Boulevard East.

 

The lands are owned by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority ("TRCA") and maintained by the City through a long term agreement with the TRCA.  The City has also entered into a lease agreement with Tuggs Incorporated ("Tuggs"), whereby Tuggs operates a restaurant on the premises known as the Boardwalk Restaurant.  Tuggs was required to pay development charges and education development charges, in the amounts of $52,312.61 and $3,548.49 respectively, for a proposed addition to the existing restaurant building.  The complainant argues that the building is owned by and used for the purpose of the municipality and should be exempted from the charges.

 

After reviewing the complaint, staff conclude that the restaurant addition is not used for the purposes of the City and is therefore not exempted from the charges under the provisions of both the Development Charges and Education Development Charges By-laws.  This report recommends that the complaint be dismissed.

 

Background Information (Committee)
(January 30, 2012) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-44976.pdf)

(October 13, 2011) Attachment 1: Complaint letter from WeirFoulds, LLP dated October 13, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-44985.pdf)

Speakers

Barnet H. Kussner, Weir Foulds LLP, on behalf of the complainant
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
Councillor Frances Nunziata

Declared Interests (Committee)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Mayor Rob Ford - Involved in ongoing litigation with the complainant.


EX16.2

ACTION 

 

 

 

Request to protect City of Toronto interests and existing powers in any trade agreement signed between the Government of Canada and the European Union - Motion MM14.14 referred by City Council on November 29, 2011
Communications EX16.2.14 and EX16.2.15 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council endorse the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) seven principles for the Federal Government to apply to the Canada-European Union EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and future trade deals

 

2.         CityCouncil encourage the Federal Government of Canada and the Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway to continue consultation with FCM in order to address municipal concerns in relation to trade deals

 

3.         City Council request the Province of Ontario to accelerate direct dialogue with City of Toronto officials to ensure that the City of Toronto's municipal rights are protected, with particular attention to

 

a.         The low procurement thresholds of $340,600 for goods and services and $8.5 million for construction

b.         Local procurement needs

c.         Dispute resolution mechanism

 

4.         City Council communicate its position to the Federal Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Origin
(December 6, 2011) Member Motion from Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
Summary

The Government of Canada and the European Union are negotiating a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with participation from the Province of Ontario, other provinces and territories.

 

This agreement has far reaching implications for City procurement policies and could negatively affect City initiatives such as: supporting Woodbine Live, promoting local jobs, creating financial incentives for the film industry or development industry to invest in Toronto, or to use public spending as a tool for economic development, environmental protection or to support small businesses.

 

Trade negotiators are proposing, under the CETA, a dispute resolution mechanism that could utilize a private tribunal, which could have the authority to impose fines with no right of appeal as opposed to the open and transparent provincial court system currently in use.

 

In the CETA, Canada has exchanged an initial procurement offer with the EU (listing sub-federal entities that will be bound by the rules of the procurement chapter) that may include the City of Toronto and that would explicitly tie the City, for the first time, to the terms and conditions of an international trade agreement.

 

The EU is insisting on full access to procurement by municipalities, school boards, universities, hospitals, utilities and other provincial agencies, which may include the City of Toronto.

 

The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (representing 150 municipalities) along with over 20 other municipalities across the country have asked their provincial and federal governments to ensure their existing rights are protected under any new trade agreement and that they be excluded from the CETA.

 

(Submitted to City Council on November 29. 30 and December 1, 2011 as MM14.14)

Background Information (Committee)
(December 6, 2011) Member Motion from City Council on Request to protect City of Toronto interests and existing powers in any trade agreement signed between the Government of Canada and the European Union (EX16.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-44732.pdf)

Speakers

Stuart Trew, Council of Canada
Kyra  Bell-Pasht, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Erin Weir, United Steelworkers
Angelo  Di Caro
Sasha  McNicoll, Master's Candidate, Environmental Studies, York University
Michael  Brothers
James  Nugent, Good Jobs for All Coalition
Fiona  Nelson
Fred  Stevens
Alice  Evonic, Concerned Citizen of Toronto
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Pam McConnell
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Communications (Committee)
(January 9, 2012) Letter from John Bolognone, City Clerk, The Corporation of the City of Kingston (EX.Main.EX16.2.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28306.pdf)

(December 19, 2011) E-mail from Brian McHattie, Councillor Ward 1, Chedoke-Cootes, City of Hamilton forwarding approved City of Hamilton Council Motion regarding "Canada - European Community Free Trade Agreement - Impact on City of Hamilton  (EX.Main.EX16.2.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28307.pdf)

(January 23, 2012) E-mail from James Nugent (EX.Main.EX16.2.3)
(January 24, 2012) E-mail from Krya Bell-Pasht, Canadian Environmental Law Association (EX.Main.EX16.2.4)
(January 24, 2012) Submission from Councillor Pam McConnell forwarding Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) Backgrounder titled, "Protecting Municipal Interest in International Trade Agreements", and attaching a communication dated August 23, 2011, from The Honourable Ed Fast, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway addressed to the President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (EX.Main.EX16.2.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28309.pdf)

(May 26, 2010) Letter from Steven Shrybman, Sack Goldblatt, Mitchell LLP addressed to the Executive Director, Columbia Institute Centre for Civic Governance (CETA) (EX.Main.EX16.2.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28311.pdf)

(January 27, 2012) E-mail from Jason Langrish, Executive Director, Canada Europe Roundtable for Business (EX.Main.EX16.2.7)
(February 6, 2012) E-mail from Rosemary Williamson (EX.New.EX16.2.8)
(February 13, 2012) Letter from Sasha McNicoll (EX.New.EX16.2.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28674.pdf)

(February 13, 2012) Letter from Harriet Friedmann, Professor of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto (EX.New.EX16.2.10)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from Fiona Nelson, Executive Member, Greater Toronto Area, Agricultural Action Committee (EX.New.EX16.2.11)
(February 13, 2012) Letter from Fred Stevens (EX.New.EX16.2.12)
(February 13, 2012) Letter from Stuart Trew (EX.New.EX16.2.13)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28951.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(March 5, 2012) Submission from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam - articles about CETA from iPolitics and the Toronto Star (CC.New.EX16.2.14)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/comm/communicationfile-29056.pdf)

(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Robert E. Rutkowski (CC.Main.EX16.2.15)

2a Canada/European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement - Status of Negotiations and Implications for Toronto
Origin
(February 2, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Summary

The Government of Canada and the European Union are negotiating a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the participation of all provinces and territories. After multiple rounds of negotiation, both sides have indicated that a deal will be signed soon. While details are confidential, framework documents indicate that the EU is determined to access public sector procurement at all orders of government including municipalities and associated ABCCDs. The purpose of this report is to update the Executive Committee on the status of negotiations and, based on available information, assess some of the possible implications for Toronto.

 

The European Union is the largest trading block in the world and expanded access would provide very significant new markets for Canadian businesses. However, the ultimate implications of CETA are difficult to predict. This is particularly true given that offers have not been made public and there has been very little analysis shared by federal negotiators about the specific Canadian industries or labour force members that would benefit. In the absence of detailed consultation and communication, opposition to the agreement has been mounting.

Background Information (Committee)
(February 2, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Canada/European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement - Status of Negotiations and Implications for Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45054.pdf)

(February 2, 2012) Attachment No. 1 - Federation of Canadian Municipalities Backgrounder - FCM principles to be applied to any future trade deal
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45084.pdf)

(August 23, 2011) Attachment No. 2 - Letter from Federal Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast, to President of FCM, Barry Vrbanovic, dated August 23, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45085.pdf)


EX16.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 11 

Establishment of a Community Development Reserve Fund to Support Community Development Joint Ventures
Bill 347 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to establish an obligatory reserve fund called the “Community Development Reserve Fund” for receiving cash contributions for community development projects supporting local capacity building, resident engagement, revitalization and redevelopment as per the criteria noted in the comments section of this report.

 

2.         City Council direct that Municipal Code, Chapter 227 [Reserves and Reserve Funds] be amended by adding the “Community Development Reserve Fund” to Schedule No. 15 - Third Party Agreements Obligatory Reserve Funds.

 

3.         City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to execute agreements, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, to accept contributions into the Community Development Reserve Fund.

 

4.         City Council direct that all contributions received by the City for the Community Development Reserve Fund be held and accounted for within a separate account in the Community Development Reserve Fund designated for the particular purpose of the contribution.

 

5.         The City accept the contribution from Metrolinks of $1.1 million to support the redevelopment of the Toronto Parking Authority's (TPA) surface parking lot at 16 John Street as a Cultural/Creative Hub, including the Weston Village Farmer's Market, replacement TAP parking and a residential component.

 

6.         The City accept contributions of up to $500,000 from Toronto Community Foundation to support the Recipe for Community Change project in the Weston-Mount Dennis neighbourhood area.  The project will support resident-identified initiatives in the areas of neighbourhood greening and beautification, community gathering, food and nutrition, and youth engagement.

 

7.         City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to execute, administer and negotiate agreements, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, with community agencies for the provision of funding from the Community Development Reserve Fund for community development projects, on the following conditions:

 

             a.        Any community agency receiving funding hereunder shall:

                         i.         be an incorporated not-for-profit community-based organization;

                         ii.        be located in the city of Toronto;

                        iii.        serve Toronto residents;

                        iv.        be responsive to community need;

 v.        not have any unmet contract or agreement deliverables with the City of Toronto; and

 

b.         All community development projects authorized hereunder shall deliver programs and services that are aligned with a City mandate, as determined by the Executive Director.

 

8.        City Council grant leave for the introduction of any necessary bills in Council to give effect thereto.

Origin
(January 31, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

 

The purpose of this report is to obtain authority to establish a reserve fund to receive contributions for Community Development joint ventures and to receive the first two contributions, $1.1 million from Metrolinx and up to $500,000 from Toronto Community Foundation for community development work in the Weston-Mount Dennis neighbourhood area.

 

The new Community Development Reserve Fund will be established for the purpose of receiving and holding external funding to be utilized for community development project expenses for joint initiatives in future years.  Funds will be withdrawn as part of the normal capital and operating budget process.

 

This report also seeks authority to enable City divisions that are managing community development joint ventures to contact with, and disperse funds from the reserve to, non-profit community organizations in the delivery of community development projects.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 31, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Establishment of a Community Development Reserve Fund to Support Community Development Joint Ventures
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-44978.pdf)


EX16.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Indemnification of City Council Members Serving on External Boards without City Approval
Committee Recommendations

The Execuive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council members, in considering whether to accept a membership on the board of an external body for which the City does not approve the appointment, or in continuing to participate as a board member with such bodies, follow the protocol in Attachment A of the report (January 30, 2012) from the City Manager.

 

2.         City Council request the City Clerk to canvass City Council members to declare which external boards they sit on as  representative of their constituents where they were not appointed by City Council and report the results of the declaration to the Executive Committee, and update the declaration annually.

 

3.         Based on the declaration, City Council request the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy City Manager to inform the City's insurer of the appointments to the external not-for-profit boards listed in the declaration so that the City’s liability insurance in the amount of a maximum of $5 million dollars per occurrence may be extended to the affected City Council members.

 

4.         Should a City Council member desire compensation for legal expenses or damages incurred as a result of their membership on the board of an external body where the City has not appointed them, and the external body’s or the City's insurance has denied their claim in full or in part, the Council member may seek reimbursement pursuant to Section (2) of the City's Indemnification Policy for City Council members.

Origin
(January 30, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Summary

This report recommends a protocol regarding indemnification of City Council members who sit on the boards of external bodies where there has been no appointment approved by the City.  The protocol requires Council members to conduct due diligence before serving on an external board as part of their role as a Council member, including determining whether the external body has its own Director's Liability Insurance in place.  In addition, any claims arising through Council members serving in a board member capacity must first be pursued through the insurance coverage of the external body.

 

This report has been prepared in consultation with the City Solicitor, the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy City Manager, and the City Clerk.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 30, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Indemnification of City Council Members Serving on External Boards without City Approval
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-44979.pdf)


EX16.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Executive Compensation Disclosure for 2010 by Build Toronto, Invest Toronto and the Toronto Port Lands Company
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the report (January 30, 2012) from the City Manager for information.

 

2.         City Council direct that the contents of Confidential Attachment 2 to the report (January 30, 2012) from the City Manager be kept in their entirety confidential after the consideration of the report by Council.

 

3.         City Council request the City Manager to conduct a review and report to the Executive Committee on May 14, 2012 on all executive compensation and benefits at the City's Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Corporations

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

 

The Executive Committee requested the City Manager, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to report back to the Committee on possible amendments to the Shareholder Directions for all of the City's wholly-owned corporations that would direct the disclosure of executive compensation as part of annual reporting where permitted at law, for example where disclosure is mandated as a condition of executive employment.

Origin
(January 30, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Summary

 

This report transmits documents from Build Toronto Inc., Invest Toronto Inc. and the Toronto Port Lands Company to City Council disclosing the compensation of executive officers employed by the corporation in 2010.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 30, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Executive Compensation Disclosure for 2010 by Build Toronto, Invest Toronto and the Toronto Port Lands Company
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-44995.pdf)

(December 22, 2011) Attachment 1: Build Toronto - 2010 Salary Disclosure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-44996.pdf)

(January 5, 2012) Attachment 3 - Invest Toronto - 2010 Salary Disclosure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-44999.pdf)

(January 5, 2012) Attachment 4: Toronto Port Lands Company - 2010 Salary Disclosure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45001.pdf)

Confidential Attachment
Speakers

Blake  Hutcheson, Build Toronto Inc.
Councillor Doug  Ford, Build Toronto Inc.
Ucal  Powell, Build Toronto Inc.
David  Fiume, Build Toronto Inc.


EX16.7

ACTION 

 

 

 

Separation of the Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) from the Exhibition Place Board of Governors
Bill 381 has been submitted on this Item.
Confidential Attachment - Labour relations or employee negotiations; the security of the property of the municipality or local board; and personal matters about identifiable individuals, including municipal or local board employees
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         Clause 23c of the Term Sheet attached to Attachment 1 of the report (January 31, 2012) from the City Manager be deleted and replaced as follows:

 

"23c.

(i       The terms and conditions for future tenants of Exhibition Place shall include the requirement that they shall work cooperatively with the CNEA to ensure that tenant operations during this period do not impose a financial hardship on the CNEA or interfere with the CNEA's ability to operate the CNE Event successfully; and

 

(ii)        The Board will work cooperatively with the CNEA in providing notification of any future tenant requirements affecting the CNEA Event and in reasonably resolving any issues affecdting the CNE Event, in accordance with the tenant obligations."

 

2.         City Council approve the following recommendations of the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place (Board of Governors) submitted in its report dated January 31, 2012 from the Exhibition Place CEO, which forms Attachment 1 to the report (January 31, 2012) from the City Manager:

 

a.         City Council approve a Master Agreement between the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place and the Canadian National Exhibition Association, which will have a Transition Term (pre-independence) commencing April 1, 2012; and an Initial Term (post-independence) commencing April 1, 2013 and expiring March 31, 2017, substantially on terms and conditions set out in the Term Sheet attached to the Board of Governors report in Attachment 1, as amended by Recommendation 1 above, of the report (January 31, 2012) from the City Manager, including two (2) three-year Renewal Terms and such other terms and conditions as may be satisfactory to the City Manager, the City Solicitor and the CEO of Exhibition Place;

 

b.         City Council authorize the Exhibition Place Board of Governors to negotiate as schedules to the Master Agreement, terms and conditions of the following specific agreements which terms and conditions must be satisfactory to the City Manager, City Solicitor and the CEO of Exhibition Place:

 

i.          Licence Agreement for use of the Exhibition Place grounds for the annual CNE Event including an addendum for use of the Food Building;

 

ii.         Lease Agreement for the use of the Press Building as the year-round administrative offices for the CNEA for nominal rent;

 

iii.        Storage Agreement for year-round use of certain storage areas on the grounds for a nominal fee;

 

iv.        Administration Services Agreement for the provision of particular administrative services by Exhibition Place staff as requested by the CNEA, and on terms and conditions negotiated by the parties;

 

v.         Event Services Agreement for the provision of direct event services by the Board of Governors and the Exhibition Place staff during the CNE Event on a cost recovery basis.

 

3.         City Council authorize the placement of any surplus in excess of the Council approved budget for the CNEA Program, which is contained within the Exhibition Place Operating Budget, for 2011 and 2012 into the “Exhibition Place Stabilization Reserve” (an existing Reserve presently held by the City) for the sole purposes of assisting the CNEA to become independent from the Board and the City in 2013, and authorize, for this purpose, a temporary exemption to the City's Surplus Management Policy for the Exhibition Place budget.

 

4.         City Council authorize the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place to provide a deemed grant to the CNEA for the 4-year term of the Master Agreement in the form of a reduction to the published rental rates of the Board of Governors as set out in the Financial Implications and Impact Statement in the report (January 31, 2012) from the City Manager, which is consistent with current arrangements.

 

5.         City Council authorize the Board of Governors to take action as recommended in Confidential Attachment 1 to the Term Sheet in the Board of Governors report which forms Attachment 1 to the report (January 31, 2012) from the City Manager, and that this information not be released publicly and remain confidential in its entirety in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it pertains to personal matters about identifiable individuals, including employees of the Board of Governors.

 

6.                  City Council direct that the confidential information contained in the Confidential Attachment to the City Solicitor's report (Appendix "F" to the Board of Governor's report) dated January 19, 2012, with respect to  Legal Advice on the Proposed Separation and Independence of the CNEA from the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place: Employment-Related Implications not be released publicly and remain confidential in its entirety in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 as it pertains to personal matters about identifiable individuals, including employees of the Board of Governors.

 

7.         City Council approve a change in the composition of the Exhibition Place Board of Governors to remove all four CNEA seats, so that the structure of the Exhibition Place Board of Governors is reduced from 13 members to 9 members appointed by Council as follows: the Mayor or a Council member whom the Mayor recommends as his designate and is appointed by Council, 4 members of Council, and 4 citizen members.

 

8.         City Council rescind the appointment of the 4 current CNEA incumbents on the Exhibition Place Board of Governors, effective upon the date Council approves this recommendation, in order to achieve independence in governance consistent with operational independence, and to avoid any perception of a conflict of interest during further negotiations and transition.

 

9.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to amend Chapter 63, Exhibition Place Governance, of the Municipal Code, to reflect Council's decision regarding the composition of the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place.

 

10.       City Council authorize the City Manager to make the necessary amendments to any governance policies or instruments consistent with the decisions of Council in the report (January 31, 2012) from the City Manager, including the “Relationship Framework of the City with the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place”, approved by Council on March 31 and April 1, 2010 in Item EX41.1 of the Executive Committee of March 1, 2010.

Origin
(January 31, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Summary

The purpose of this report is to:

 

1.         Seek City Council's approval of  the terms and conditions upon which the City would implement the independence of the Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA), including confidential attachments regarding employee information associated with this agreement; and

 

2.         Make recommendations to City Council regarding the composition of the Exhibition Place Board of Governors to remove the four CNEA representatives on the Exhibition Place Board of Governors in order to transition the CNEA to independent governance.

 

Council approval of the Term Sheet and governance adjustments will enable the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place to execute a Master Agreement with the CNEA and implement a transition for CNEA independence in 2013. The Exhibition Place Report dated January 31, 2012 from the Chief Executive Officer in Attachment 1 to this report should be referred to for more detailed and technical information.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 31, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Separation of the Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) from the Exhibition Place Board of Governors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-44991.pdf)

(January 31, 2012) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on Independence of the Canadian National Exhibition Association
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45104.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Attachment 2

EX16.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Transit Commission Governance
Communications EX16.8.1 to EX16.8.3 have been submitted on this Item.
Council adopted a motion to consider this item as the first item of business.
Bill 385 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.          Notwithstanding Recommendation 12 in report EX4.7 adopted by Council at its meeting on April 12 and 13, 2011, City Council approve a new governance structure for the Toronto Transit Commission as follows:

 

a.         9-member board comprised of 5 citizen members and 4 Council members;

 

b.         a Council member appointed by Council as Chair upon the recommendation of the Striking Committee, and a citizen member appointed by the Toronto Transit Commission as Vice-Chair;

 

c.         a 4-year term of office for Toronto Transit Commission citizen members, generally coinciding with the term of Council, or until successors are appointed; except in the initial term of office for citizen members, where the term will be for the balance of this term of Council, or until successors are appointed;

 

d.         maximum service for a citizen member on the Toronto Transit Commission of 2 consecutive 4-year terms to a limit of 8 years, or until successors are appointed; except for maximum service for initial citizen members of one and a half consecutive terms of Council to a limit of 6 years, or until successors are appointed;

 

e.         a 2-year term for Council members on the Toronto Transit Commission, or until successors are appointed, unless the Council members are re-appointed by Council upon recommendation of the Striking Committee; and

 

f.          all members of the Toronto Transit Commission serve at the pleasure of City Council.

 

2.         City Council approve a rate of remuneration for citizen members of the Toronto Transit Commission of $10,000 per year, and $15,000 per year for the citizen Vice-Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission.

 

3.         City Council approve the effective date of the governance changes and citizen member appointments to coincide with the Council member appointments to the Toronto Transit Commission taking effect at the mid-term of this term of Council.

 

4.         City Council authorize the City Manager to commence recruitment of the 5 citizen members through an advertised recruitment process (Type 1 recruitment process as set out in the Public Appointments Policy); and the Civic Appointments Committee shortlist and interview candidates and then recommend the appointment of citizen members for approval by City Council.

 

5.         In addition to the general eligibility requirements of the Public Appointments Policy, City Council approve qualifications for the citizen board members who shall have directorship and executive-level experience and collectively represent a range of skills, knowledge and experience with one or more large organizations in the following areas:

 

-           Strategic business management, including transformative change management;

-           Financial management, accounting, law, engineering;

-           Customer service or marketing management;

-           Management or planning with a rail or public transit organization;

-           Formulation and/or management of public-private partnerships;

-           Capital project/construction management or capital procurement/supply chain management;

-           Operations and information technology; and

-           Labour relations/industrial safety management.

 

6.         City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission to amend its Procedural By-law to be consistent with the governance changes recommended in the report (January 31, 2012) from the City Manager and forward it to the City Manager for onward transmittal to City Council for approval in accordance with recommendation 2(a) (ii) in report EX4.6 adopted by City Council at its meeting on April 12 and 13, 2011.

 

7.         City Council request the City Manager to amend the Public Appointments Policy and the Remuneration Policy to reflect the governance changes recommended in the report (January 31, 2012) from the City Manager.

 

8.         City Council request the City Manager to develop the role and responsibilities:

 

a        for the position of Chair; and

 

b.          for the position of Vice-Chair, to be considered by the Civic Appointments Committee in its consideration of candidates.

 

Origin
(January 31, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Summary

 This report recommends a new governance structure for the Toronto Transit Commission that will transition the Commission to a hybrid, skills-based board of citizens and City Council members collectively representing a broader range of qualifications required to meet the significant management challenges facing the TTC in the foreseeable future.  The primary change recommended is the inclusion of five citizen member positions on the board, recruited through an advertised process, and four City Council member positions, one of whom serves as Chair in recognition of the significant service delivery and financial impacts on the City related to the TTC. These recommended changes will take effect at the mid-term of this term of Council.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 31, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Toronto Transit Commission Governance
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-44980.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(March 5, 2012) Results of the Ballot for Appointments to the Toronto Transit Commission
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45648.pdf)

(March 5, 2012) Results of the Ballot for Election of Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45649.pdf)

Speakers

Miroslav  Glavic
Alan  Yule

Communications (City Council)
(February 29, 2012) Fax from Ross Vaughan (CC.Supp.EX16.8.1)
(March 2, 2012) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.EX16.8.2)
(March 5, 2012) Submission from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam - article from The National Post headed "Kristyn Wong-Tam: Transit equity is about customer service" (CC.New.EX16.8.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/comm/communicationfile-29058.pdf)


EX16.10

ACTION 

 

 

 

Ontario Association of Police Services Boards - White Paper: Provincial Offences Act - Unpaid Fines a Billion Dollar Problem
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that City Council advise the Government of Ontario and ask it to consider the issues identified in the White Paper on Provincial Offences Act (POA) Unpaid Fines, attached to the letter (January 13, 2012) from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board.

Origin
(January 13, 2012) Letter from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

 The purpose of this report is to provide the Executive Committee with the Ontario Association of Police Services Board’s (OAPSB) White Paper entitled “Provincial Offences Act – Unpaid Fines A Billion Dollar Problem.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 13, 2012) Letter from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Ontario Association of Police Services Boards - White Paper: Provincial Offences Act - Unpaid Fines a Billion Dollar Problem
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-44981.pdf)


EX16.11

ACTION 

 

 

 

Toronto Police Service: 2012 Service Priorities and Business Plan
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that City Council receive the item for information.

Origin
(January 17, 2012) Letter from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide Toronto City Council, via the Executive Committee, with the Toronto Police Service’s 2012 Service Priorities and Business Plan.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 17, 2012) Letter from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service: 2012 Service Priorities and Business Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-44987.pdf)

Speakers

Miguel  Avila, Latin American Tenant Association
Alan  Yule

Communications (Committee)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from Miguel Avila  (EX.New.EX16.11.1)

Executive Committee - Meeting 17
EX17.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 42, 43 

Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-Residential Portfolio: Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units
The City Manager has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (EX17.1c for information)

Communications EX17.1.108 and EX17.1.109 have been submitted on this Item.

This Item will be considered on March 6, 2012 after Member Motions.
Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes; Security of the property of the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council, in its capacity as Shareholder, approve pursuant to section 6.3.1(b) of the Shareholder Direction, the sale by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCH) of the 56 unoccupied and vacant properties containing 64 units, listed in Confidential Attachment 1 of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, on condition that:

 

a.         prior to the sale of any properties, TCH provide a plan, satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for the administration and use of the proceeds of any sales of stand-alone units, net of reasonable transaction costs, in the state of good repair of existing social housing units, consistent with its Real Estate Investment Strategy – "Housing Works;

 

b.         prior to the sale of any properties, TCH provide a plan, satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, for maintaining TCH's mandated service level standards, which includes the replacement  of 61 rent-geared-to-income (RGI) units and rent supplement units within the existing TCH portfolio with units that will accommodate similar sized households;

 

c.         the reallocation of the RGI and rent supplement units set out in Recommendation 1.b. be funded from within TCH's existing operating subsidy;

 

and subject to:

 

d.         TCH and/or the prospective purchasers obtaining the various necessary planning approvals and legislative, municipal and corporate consents (including consent of mortgagors, if necessary);

 

e.         approval from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and/or Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation if necessary.       

 

2.         City Council not consider the sale of the 18 TCH houses listed in Appendix C of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, that are under legal agreements with supportive housing agencies and refer consideration of the possible sale of these properties back to TCH for further analysis and consultation with the agencies and their clients.

 

3.         City Council not consider the sale of the 168 properties listed in Appendix D of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and refer consideration of the possible sale of these properties back to TCH for further analysis to determine the feasibility or benefit of selling these properties.

 

4.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to amend the TCH Operating Agreement as necessary as a result of the sale of properties pursuant to the adoption of recommendations in the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and to execute such other agreements, notices, consents and ancillary documentation deemed appropriate in connection with the sale of the properties on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

5.         City Council direct TCH to report annually, through TCH's Annual Report to Council, on the status of the sale of the properties and on any tenant and community impacts resulting from the sales.

 

6.         City Council require that as a condition of the agreement of purchase and sale for the property at 201 Crawford Street (Ward 19) and for the properties designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA), the Purchasers shall be required to enter into Heritage Easement agreements with the City under Section 37 of the OHA to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

7.         consistent with Council's 10 year affordable housing plan, Housing Opportunities Toronto, City Council reiterate, in the strongest terms possible, its urgent request to the federal and provincial governments to provide ongoing and sustainable funding to ensure the social housing stock achieves and maintains a state of good repair. 

 

8.         City Council request the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to report back to Council in October 2012, through Executive Committee, on the potential sale of the remaining 619 properties containing 676 units listed in Appendix A of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

9.         City Council request the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to expedite the process for approving the sale of the 55 unoccupied and vacant properties that require Ministerial Consent under the Housing Services Act, 2011.

 

10.       City Council request the Board of Directors of TCH to:

 

a.         initiate a process to solicit interest for the purchase of the stand-alone properties listed in Appendix A of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, at market value from social housing providers, charitable, non-profit and community agencies that deliver housing to low-income and vulnerable populations within Toronto;

 

b.         directly inform the above housing providers, charitable, non-profit and community agencies of the location and market value of each stand-alone property when listed for sale.

 

 11.      City Council request the federal and provincial governments to jointly provide annual capital repair funding averaging $150 million from 2013 to 2017 and $90 million a year from 2018 thereafter so that the Toronto Community Housing portfolio can achieve and maintain a good state of repair.

 

12.       City Council request the Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee to establish a Special Working Group, as described below, to submit a final report to Executive Committee at its September 10, 2012 meeting: 

 

a.         Membership - The Special Working Group shall be chaired by Councillor Ana Bailão, (Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee) and up to four (4) additional members, to be selected jointly by the Chair and the Mayor.  

 

b.         Mandate - The Special Working Group shall investigate, make findings and report on:

 

i.             a detailed property by property review of the current tenants in the homes proposed for sale and implications of households being displaced from sales.

 

ii.            a review of the interest and capacity of existing tenants to purchase the home they reside in, at market value, on a right of first refusal basis.

 

iii.           a review of the interest and capacity of charitable and non-profit organizations to purchase any of the properties, at market value, to be operated as affordable housing.

 

iv.           where Recommendations 12b.ii and 12b.iii above indicate there is interest, but not capacity, to identify the size of the subsidy required to bridge the gap between market value and affordable cost and to recommend a source of funds to pay for the subsidy.

 

v.            the social and financial implications of limiting the sale of single occupancy homes to any of those that become vacant on turn-over by the existing tenants.

 

vi.            requirements for a new Intergovernmental Strategy to assist in engaging the federal and provincial governments in securing long-term sustainable funding in providing safe, secure and affordable housing in Toronto.

 

vii.              innovative financing models to address the social housing repair backlog, including a model for determining when properties should be sold rather than repaired.

 

viii.      a review of any home that has been specifically equipped for accessibility for people with disabilities and seek to work with organizations that deal with persons with disabilities.

 

ix.        identify any residents escaping domestic violence, with notification to the Police, and work with, and seek advice from, organizations that deal with domestic violence.

 

 c.        Process - The Special Working Group:

 

i.             shall consult with stakeholders as required to make its findings.

 

ii.            shall submit a progress update, in the form of an information report, to the Affordable Housing Committee at its meeting of May 28, 2012.

 

iii.           shall consult with Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) to understand its Facility Condition Index (FCI)-based decision making process.

  

d.          Staffing – The Special Working Group:

 

i.          will be supported by staff from the City Manager's Office, or other staff the City Manager deems appropriate;

 

ii.         may, with the support of the City Manager, retain the services of an external consultant, if required, to provide analysis, research and report-writing.

 

13.       Confidential Attachment 1 of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration remain confidential until such time as the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration advises the Clerk that confirmation from the Chief Executive Officer of TCH has been received that it is no longer necessary to maintain the confidentiality of the information to preserve the integrity of the properties listed.

 

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee requested the City Manager, in consultation with appropriate staff, to report directly to Council on:

 

1.         the breakdown of the backlog based on the legacy breakdown, splitting out former Ontario Housing Corporation, CityHome, and Seniors Housing portfolios.

 

2.         a property by property basis, on the Official Plan Amendments required to sell properties

Origin
(January 10, 2012) Report from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

Over the past several years, Council has been made aware of the significant and growing repair needs in the City's social housing portfolio and, in particular, the backlog of needed repairs in the Toronto Community Housing (TCH) stock of social housing.  In response, Council has requested on numerous occasions that the provincial government upload the full costs of social housing and that the federal and provincial governments provide ongoing, sustainable funding for social housing repairs.  The costs of social housing have not been uploaded and at the present time, there is no ongoing, sustainable program for repairs.  As a result, the funding challenge in Toronto’s social housing continues to deepen. This report, therefore, recommends the sale of stand-alone dwellings to generate revenue to help fund repairs of the multi-unit buildings in TCH's portfolio.

 

TCH's proposal to sell stand-alone properties is part of its strategy to address state of good repair needs in its entire portfolio. The TCH Board has resolved that, as a condition of approval of sale, proceeds from the sales will be dedicated to a "State of Good Repair" fund for capital repairs to TCH's multi-residential stock.

 

In reviewing TCH's proposal and the impact on tenants, communities and TCH's financial situation, consideration has been given to the City's roles and responsibilities as sole shareholder of TCH and consolidated service manager under the Housing Services Act, 2011 (HSA), as well as Council positions on affordable housing including the Housing Opportunities Toronto ten year plan, Official Plan housing policy and rental housing protection and heritage preservation requirements.

 

To date Council has approved TCH's requests for consent to the sale of 47 stand alone properties – 20 at below market value to another social housing provider and 27 on the open market. TCH is now seeking approval to sell another 872 stand-alone properties. These properties contain 1,534 housing units.

 

Included in the 872 stand-alone properties TCH is requesting approval to sell are 168 properties that have yet to be approved by the TCH Board.  Staff are recommending that Council not consider their sale and refer consideration of the possible sale of these properties back to TCH for further analysis.

 

The 704 properties approved for sale by TCH's Board of Directors include 11 properties which have previously been approved for sale by both TCH and Council. These properties do not need to be considered by Council again.

 

Also included in the 704 properties approved for sale by TCH's Board of Directors are 18 supportive housing properties.  Through referral and head lease agreement with TCH, supportive housing agencies are able to provide special needs clients support and affordable housing in a communal setting.  Staff recommend that these properties (with 81 units in total) not be approved for sale at this time and that TCH proceed with further analysis and consultation with these supportive housing agencies and their clients.

 

Therefore, this report recommends that Council approve the sale of 675 TCH houses containing 740 units, as listed in Appendix A, subject to a set of conditions aimed at supporting tenants and satisfying statutory and regulatory requirements.  The following chart summarizes the disposition of the properties: 

 

Total Stand-Alone Properties TCH Requested Council Approval to Sell

872

Properties Not Approved for Sale by TCH Board at this Time:

Part of larger developments (82)

Purpose-Built (65)

Rooming Houses (21)

168

Remaining Properties for Consideration (Approved for sale by TCH Board)

704

Properties already approved for sale by Council in previous reports

11

Remaining Properties for Consideration

693

Properties under legal agreements with supportive housing agencies not recommended by staff for sale

18

Total Properties Recommended for Sale in This Report

675

 

Based on TCH estimates, these 675 properties have a combined market value of at least $222 million that can be put towards the approximately $650 million needed for capital repairs. It is understood that TCH intends to take a phased approach over a number of years to the sale of these 675 properties and develop a business case for the sale of each property.  TCH will not evict tenants or withdraw rent-geared-to-income (RGI) subsidy to qualified residents as a result of Council's approval of the sales and will make reasonable efforts to relocate households to suitable alternative accommodation.

 

Should Council approve the sale of the 675 TCH properties, 644 of them will still need the consent of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and/or Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

 

Consideration by Council of the sale of any other TCH stand-alone properties may be given at a later date after TCH has concluded its analysis of the feasibility and benefits of such sales.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 10, 2012) Report from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-Residential Portfolio: Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45173.pdf)

(January 10, 2012) Appendix A - Property Profile: 675 Toronto Community Housing Properties Proposed for Sale
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45174.pdf)

(January 10, 2012) Appendix B - Unit Profile: 740 Toronto Community Housing Units Proposed for Sale
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45175.pdf)

(January 10, 2012) Appendix C - List of 18 TCH Properties Under Agency Agreements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45176.pdf)

(January 10, 2012) Appendix D - List of 168 Toronto Community Housing Properties Requiring Further Analysis by Toronto Community Housing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45177.pdf)

(January 10, 2012) Appendix E - Stand Alone Units by Ward: Single Houses, Property Houses and SHOP Houses
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45178.pdf)

(January 10, 2012) Appendix F - List of TCH Properties Subject to Rental Housing and Heritage Policies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45179.pdf)

(February 17, 2012) EX17.1 - Presentation from the City Manager re: Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-residential Portfolion
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45314.pdf)

(February 17, 2012) EX17.1 - Presentation from the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Re: Toronto Community Housing State of Good Repair Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45315.pdf)

(February 17, 2012) EX17.1 - Presentation from the General Manager, Shelter, Support & Housing Administration Re: Toronto Community Housing Requirements for Approvals and Plans for Repairs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45316.pdf)

(February 16, 2012) Confidential Attachment 1 - Unoccupied and Vacant Toronto Community Housing Stand-alone Properties
Background Information (City Council)
(March 2, 2012) Supplementary report from the City Manager on Additional Information Regarding the Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units (EX17.1c)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45593.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 made public on February 14, 2014
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-67000.pdf)

Speakers

Miguel Avila
Linda  Griffith
Doug B. Cowan
Joy Connelly
Fran Perkins, Homes First Society
Wallace Simpson
Ann Fraser
John Deacon, Volunteer, Mathew House
Susan Gapka
Michael Shapcott, Housing and Innovation, Wellesley Institute
Martine August
Janet Davidson
Jordan  Dymny
Doris  Power
Sandra  Marcok
Dermott Harris
Rosemary Da Silva
Brenna Williams
Sherri Williams
Joseph Taylor, Executive Director, Evangel Hall Mission
Said  Dirie, Housing Action Now
Diane  Dyson, WoodGreen Community Services
Silvina  Hollingsworth
Amy  Casipullai, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
Steve  Peteherych
Tom  Smarda
Dawn  Roach Bowen
Magdalena Palma
Rowan  Caister
Max  Artemenko, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Peter  Wasag, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Sarah  Hough, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
John  Erb
Jeff  Wong
Heather  O'Neil
Effie  Vlachoyannacos
Councillor Adam Vaughan
Councillor Raymond Cho
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Mary Fragedakis
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
Councillor Pam McConnell
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Communications (Committee)
(January 11, 2012) E-mail from Sheila Malloch (EX.Main.EX17.1.1)
(January 12, 2012) Letter from Betty Hubbard, Toronto Christian Resource Centre Advocacy Committee (EX.Main.EX17.1.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28560.pdf)

(January 16, 2012) Letter from Fran Perkins, Chair, Homes First Society Board of Directors (EX.Main.EX17.1.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28561.pdf)

(January 16, 2012) E-mail from Elizabeth Eames (EX.Main.Ex17.1.4)
(January 12, 2012) Letter from Betty Hubbard, Toronto Christian Resource Centre Advocacy Committee (EX.Main.Ex17.1.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28564.pdf)

(January 18, 2012) Letter from Mariana Touray (EX.Main.Ex17.1.6)
(January 16, 2012) Letter from Sharon Caride (EX.Main.Ex17.1.7)
(January 18, 2012) Letter from Thuy Nguyen (EX.Main.Ex17.1.8)
(January 15, 2012) Letter from Kathy Kunsmann (EX.Main.Ex17.1.9)
(January 17, 2012) E-mail from Joan Christensen (EX.Main.Ex17.1.10)
(January 17, 2012) E-mail from A. J. Diamond, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects (EX.Main.Ex17.1.11)
(January 13, 2012) Letter from Waseem Syed and Sumia Syed (EX.Main.Ex17.1.12)
(January 13, 2012) Letter from Ann Ray (EX.Main.Ex17.1.13)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Brenda Thompson (EX.Main.Ex17.1.14)
(January 19, 2012) Letter from Janet Davidson (EX.Main.Ex17.1.15)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Karen Buck (EX.Main.Ex17.1.16)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Karen Buck (EX.Main.Ex17.1.17)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Alan Demb (EX.Main.Ex17.1.18)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Honorary Chair, Grange Residents Association (EX.Main.Ex17.1.19)
(January 20, 2012) E-mail from Anne Woolger, Founder and Executive Director, Matthew House Refugee Reception Services (EX.Main.Ex17.1.20)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28579.pdf)

(January 20, 2012) E-mail from Sandra Ryan-Cuyugan (EX.Main.Ex17.1.21)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28580.pdf)

(January 20, 2012) E-mail from Stacey Reilly (EX.Main.EX17.1.22)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Estelle Amaron (EX.Main.EX17.1.23)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from David Hulchanski (EX.Main.EX17.1.24)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Lynn Spink (EX.Main.EX17.1.25)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Kevin Barrett (EX.Main.EX17.1.26)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Colin Ellis (EX.Main.EX17.1.27)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Amy Buitenhuis (EX.Main.EX17.1.28)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Caitlin Henry (EX.Main.EX17.1.29)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Joy Connelly (EX.Main.EX17.1.30)
(January 23, 2012) Letter from Liloutie Somra (EX.Main.EX17.1.31)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from William Stringer (EX.Main.EX17.1.32)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Susan Crean (EX.Main.EX17.1.33)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Amy Steele (EX.Main.EX17.1.34)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Peter Rose (EX.Main.EX17.1.35)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from John Deacon (EX.Main.EX17.1.36)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from John Cartwright, President, Toronto and Region Labour Council (EX.Main.EX17.1.37)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28595.pdf)

(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Daryl Chong, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (EX.Main.EX17.1.38)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28596.pdf)

(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Maria Rocha (EX.Main.EX17.1.39)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Kim Li (EX.Main.EX17.1.40)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Peter Rose (EX.Main.EX17.1.41)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Lillian Carrigan (EX.Main.EX17.1.42)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Brian Dwyer, Coordinator, Social Justice Committee, St. Brigid's Parish (EX.Main.EX17.1.43)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Smadar Carmon (EX.Main.EX17.1.44)
(January 24, 2012) E-mail from Jessica Bell (EX.Main.EX17.1.45)
(January 27, 2012) E-mail from Jeremy Kerr (EX.Main.EX17.1.46)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Sandy Spencer (EX.Main.EX17.1.47)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Martine August (EX.Main.EX17.1.48)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Frances Sanderson, Executive Director, Nishnawbe Homes Inc. (EX.Main.EX17.1.49)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Alejandra Bravo (EX.Main.EX17.1.50)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Karl and Carol Eichler (EX.Main.EX17.1.51)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Maqsood Said (EX.Main.EX17.1.52)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Renn Scott (EX.Main.EX17.1.53)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Tenants for Social Housing (EX.Main.EX17.1.54)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Farshid Kaboli (EX.Main.EX17.1.55)
(January 24, 2012) E-mail from Trish O'Reilly (EX.Main.EX17.1.56)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from David Walsh, Seeds of Hope Foundation (EX.Main.EX17.1.57)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28603.pdf)

(January 26, 2012) E-mail from Kim Riddle (EX.Main.EX17.1.58)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Kenneth Hale, Director of Advocacy and Legal Services (ACTO)  (EX.Main.EX17.1.59)
(February 4, 2012) E-mail from Pastor Kesavan Balasingham (EX.Supp.EX17.1.60)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28621.pdf)

(February 8, 2012) E-mail from Safiulliah Feroze (EX.Supp.EX17.1.61)
(February 8, 2012) E-mail from Estelle Amaron (EX.Supp.EX17.1.62)
(February 1, 2012) Fax from Richard Drayton (EX.Supp.EX17.1.63)
(February 9, 2012) E-mail from Margaret Watson, Co-chair and Sylvia Hall, Co-chair, Canadian Pensioners Concerned, Inc. (EX.Supp.EX17.1.64)
(February 9, 2012) E-mail from Nian Ghareeb (EX.New.EX17.1.65)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Cathy Crowe, Voluntary Executive Director, Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (EX.New.EX17.1.66)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Jon Alexander (EX.New.EX17.1.67)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Katie McGovern, Recording and Corresponding Secretary, CUPE 4400 - Toronto Education Workers (EX.Supp.EX17.1.68)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28698.pdf)

(February 10, 2012) Letter from Thomas Balfour, Director of Programs and Services, Adopt-A-Family Campaign, TRUE LOVE MEIDA GROUP (EX.Supp.EX17.1.69)
(February 10, 2012) Letter from Tim Maguire, President, CUPE Local 79 (EX.Supp.EX17.1.70)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28700.pdf)

(February 14, 2012) Fax from Diane Shears (EX.Supp.EX17.1.71)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Jon Riddell (EX.Supp.EX17.1.72)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Andy Gibbons, Torys LLP (EX.Supp.EX17.1.73)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Anthony Smith (EX.Supp.EX17.1.74)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Stacey Reilly (EX.Supp.EX17.1.75)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Adrienne Ellis (EX.Supp.EX17.1.76)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Mary Giambrone, Chair of the Board of Directors, St. Michaels Homes (EX.Supp.EX17.1.77)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28787.pdf)

(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Jon Scheffer (EX.Supp.EX17.1.78)
(February 11, 2012) E-mail from Jack Panozzo, Social Justice and Advocacy, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto (EX.Supp.EX17.1.79)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Gary Hohs (EX.Supp.EX17.1.80)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Michael Shapcott, Director, Housing, The Wellesley Institute (EX.Supp.EX17.1.81)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28867.pdf)

(February 14, 2012) Letter from Susan Eapen (EX.Supp.EX17.1.82)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Peter Rose (EX.Supp.EX17.1.83)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Toshiko Bianco Pena (EX.Supp.EX17.1.84)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Kenneth Nebone (EX.Supp.EX17.1.85)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Maxine Lewis (EX.Supp.EX17.1.86)
(February 16, 2012) Letter from Fatima Bhyat (EX.Supp.EX17.1.87)
(February 16, 2012) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton (EX.Supp.EX17.1.88)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28920.pdf)

(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Sandra McCallum (EX.New.EX17.1.89)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Pat McKendry (EX.New.EX17.1.90)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Rokhsareh Poordeh (EX.New.EX17.1.91)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Kenneth Nebone (EX.New.EX17.1.92)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Silvina Hollingsworth (EX.New.EX17.1.93)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Uwe Sehraum President, Toronto Beach East Residents' Association (EX.New.EX17.1.94)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Dermott Harris (EX.New.EX17.1.95)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Councillor Cesar Palacio, Davenport Waarfd 17 (EX.New.EX17.1.96)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28948.pdf)

(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Harry Pasternak (EX.New.EX17.1.97)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Jennifer Arango, Toronto Women's Alliance (EX.New.EX17.1.98)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28950.pdf)

(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Madelina Palma (EX.New.EX17.1.99)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Ann Fraser (EX.New.EX17.1.100)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Jordan Dymny (EX.New.EX17.1.101)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Miguel Avila (EX.New.EX17.1.102)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Nancy Singer, Executive Director, Kehilla Residential Programme (EX.New.EX17.7.103)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Eva Tavares (EX.New.EX17.1.104)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Paul Codd (EX.New.EX17.1.105)
(February 17, 2012) Letter from Charlie Diamond (EX.New.EX17.1.106)
(February 17, 2012) Presentation from Rowan Casiter (EX.Main.EX17.1.107)
Communications (City Council)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Lee A. McKenna, submitted by Councillor Janet Davis - Ward 31, Beaches-East York (CC.Supp.EX17.1.108)
(March 1, 2012) Petition from Tenants for Social Housing, containing the signatures of five persons (CC.Supp.EX17.1.109)

1a Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units
Origin
(December 5, 2011) Letter from the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Summary

Letter (December 5, 2011) from the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, forwarding the decision of the Board of Directors for the sale of Toronto Community Housing's stand-alone units which was approved at the Board meeting on October 21, 2011.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 5, 2011) Letter from the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation on Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45180.pdf)


1b Report to the City Manager on Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan
Origin
(February 9, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Summary

At its meeting of January 24, 2012, Executive Committee deferred report EX15.1 from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration entitled Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-Residential Portfolio: Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units to the February 13th meeting.  In response to questions raised by Councillors on the proposed sale of its stand-alone properties, the Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Community Housing (TCH) has prepared the attached report.

 

The report describes the background to TCH's state of good repair funding shortfall, how TCH manages capital repairs and how the proposed sale of stand-alone units would assist TCH. The report further explains how TCH will support affected tenants, maintain the same level of rent geared to income units and how the sale of units will be phased in order to best accommodate tenants.

 

Capital Repair Deficit $1.7 billion by 2020

 

Over the next several years, $45 million annually has been allocated by TCH for capital repairs. The property tax exemption will save an additional $9 million per year leaving an unfunded gap of just over $90 million per year. Without the additional investment the capital deficit of $751 million in 2012 will grow to approximately $1.7 billion by 2020 and the average state of repair for these buildings will move to "Poor" in 2015 and "Critical" by 2018.

 

With the investment of $222 million over five years from the sale of the stand-alone units, the primary focus would be repairs to the building envelope, the building structure and the main services in the building such as electrical, mechanical, elevators and life safety systems. Under the plan approximately 86% of TCH's portfolio would have some work done assisting approximately 55,246 or 94% of the households in Toronto Community Housing.  The relocation of 2,200 tenants will repair buildings that house over 55,000 tenant households. This key investment of $222 million will maintain the condition in a "Fair" state of repair to 2015 rather than the projected "Poor" condition.

 

In order to bring the TCH portfolio to a "Good" state of repair by 2017 and to maintain the "Good" state of repair beyond that, additional annual funding from the federal and provincial governments of $150 million from 2013 to 2017 and $90 million a year from 2018 thereafter is required. This, combined with the investment by TCH, will reduce the annual capital deficit to $362 million by 2017.

 

I am forwarding the report from the Chief Executive Officer of TCH to the Executive Committee for consideration with the City staff report deferred from January 24, 2012.

Background Information (Committee)
(February 9, 2012) Report from the City Manager forwarding Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45181.pdf)

(February 9, 2012) Letter from the Chief Executive Officer (Interim) forwarding Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45182.pdf)

(February 9, 2012) Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45183.pdf)


Board of Health - Meeting 11
HL11.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Budget Adjustment to the Toronto Public Health 2012 Approved Operating Budget - Infant Hearing Program
Board Recommendations

The Board of Health recommends that:

 

1.         City Council increase the Toronto Public Health 2012 Approved Operating Budget by $400,000 gross and $0 net to reflect one time funding provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to purchase screening equipment for the Infant Hearing Program.

Origin
(February 24, 2012) Report from the Medical Officer of Health
Summary

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) is providing a one-time grant of $400,000 to Toronto Public Health (TPH) for the purchase of new infant hearing screening equipment. Funding must be spent by March 31, 2012. TPH delivers the Infant Hearing Program (IHP) through 100% funding from the MCYS. Equipment currently used to conduct hearing screening on all Toronto newborns is aging and in need of replacement.

 

The Ministry has selected the required supplier through an open Request for Proposals process, such that all IHPs in the Province will purchase the same screening equipment. This will ensure consistency throughout the province provides the cost advantage of bulk purchasing. The purchase of this equipment for the Toronto IHP is essential in order to continue to ensure the reliability of screening results and the capacity to maintain high quality screening throughout the City.

Background Information (Board)
(February 24, 2012) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Budget Adjustments to the Toronto Public Health 2012 Approved Operating Budget - Infant Hearing Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-45378.pdf)


Civic Appointments Committee - Meeting 15
CA15.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Board of Health Education Representative - Appointment
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual being considered for appointment to the Board of Health as Education Representative
Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint the individual listed in Confidential Attachment 1 to the Board of Health as Education Representative, at the pleasure of Council, for a term of office ending on November 30, 2014 and until a successor is appointed.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Clerk to make the appointee's name public once appointed by Council and the appointee has been notified.

Summary

The Civic Appointments Committee Panel 2 submits its recommendation on the appointment of an Education Representative to the Board of Health.

 

(Confidential Attachments will be forwarded under separate Confidential cover to Members of the Civic Appointments Committee only.)


CA15.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Property Standards Committee/Fence Viewers - Identification of Alternates
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered as alternates for the Property Standards Committee/Fence Viewers
Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council identify the candidates listed in Confidential Attachment 1 as alternates for the Civic Appointments Committee to consider for appointment, in the order listed, should a vacancy occur during the term on the Property Standards Committee/Fence Viewers.

 

2.         City Council direct the names of the candidates identified as alternates remain confidential until appointed as members, as required under the Public Appointments Policy.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Civic Appointments Committee recessed its public session and met in closed session to consider confidential information on this Item related to personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered as alternates for the Property Standards Committee/Fence Viewers.

Summary

The Civic Appointments Committee will identify alternates for the Property Standards Committee/Fence Viewers.

 

(Copies of the confidential applications and documentation for Item CA15.2 are distributed under confidential cover to Members of the Civic Appointments Committee only.  Members of Council are able to view copies of the applications and documentation in the City Clerk's Office, Toronto City Hall.)

Communications (Committee)
(February 21, 2012) E-mail from Diana Fancher, Chair, Etobicoke York Panel, Property Standards Committee (CA.Supp.CA15.2.1)

Community Development and Recreation Committee - Meeting 10
CD10.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

The Social Impact of Lower Wage Jobs
This Item will be considered on March 6, 2012 following Item CC19.2
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to summarize and examine the issues raised in deputations on this item and forward this and other related information to the Government Management Committee for consideration at its meeting on March 28, 2012.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.         Requested the City Manager, in consultation with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to research and report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on the state of undocumented workers in Toronto and Federal policies and programs related to undocumented workers without a criminal record, including the possibility of offering amnesty to those workers and their families.

Origin
(December 23, 2011) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

The report responds to the Community Development and Recreation Committee's request for a study of the social impacts of lower-wage jobs on the city and on priority neighbourhood areas.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 23, 2011) Report and Appendix A from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, on the Social Impact of Lower Wage Jobs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-44922.pdf)

Speakers

John Stapleton (Submission Filed)
Winnie Ng, CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice & Democracy, Ryerson University
John Doherty
Peter H. Sawchuk, Associate Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (Submission Filed)
Robert Dryden
Fred Shilson, Cleaner, City of Toronto
Valerie Hyman, Congregation Darchei Noam
Dr. Tania Das Gupta, Dr., Department of Equity Studies, Cross Appointed to Department of Sociology, York University (Submission Filed)
Rachael Rocca
Ritch Whyman, Organizer, Services Employees International Union, Local 2 (Submission Filed)
Councillor Pam McConnell
Councillor Ana Bail„o

Communications (Committee)
(January 31, 2012) Letter from The Martin Prosperity Institute (CD.Main.CD10.2.1)
(February 22, 2012) Submission from John Stapleton, Metcalf Foundation (CD.New.CD10.2.2)
(February 22, 2012) Petition from Dr. Peter H. Sawchuk, Associate Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto with approximately 100 signatures (CD.New.CD10.2.3)
(February 22, 2012) Submission from Dr. Peter H. Sawchuk, Associate Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (CD.New.CD10.2.4)
(February 22, 2012) Submission from Dr. Tania Das Gupta Department of Equity Studies, Cross Appointed to Department of Sociology, York University (CD.New.CD10.2.5)
(February 22, 2012) Submission from Ritch Whyman, Organizer, Services Employees International Union, Local 2 (CD.New.CD10.2.6)
(February 22, 2012) Submission from John Stapleton, Metcalf Foundation (CD.New.CD10.2.7)

2a Metcalf Foundation: Working Poor
Origin
(February 22, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

The Metcalf Foundation's report "The Working Poor in the Toronto Region:  Who they are, where they live, and how trends are changing" outlines the increasing number of people in Toronto who are working and living in poverty.

Background Information (Committee)
(February 22, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration - Metcalf Foundation: Working Poor
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-45343.pdf)

(February 22, 2012) Report from the Metcalf Foundation on the "Working Poor" in the Toronto Region: Who They Are, Where They Live and How Trends are Changing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-45344.pdf)


CD10.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adopt the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020, comprised of the following eight key elements:

 

a.         Goals and Objectives:  The goal of the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 is to advance equitable outcomes for all neighbourhoods.  The Strategy has two objectives:

 

i.          to ensure every Toronto neighbourhood has the public, private and community infrastructure required for equitable resident opportunities; and

 

ii.         to ensure broader municipal, regional, provincial and national policies, programs and funding priorities are informed by a neighbourhoods perspective.

 

b.         Neighbourhood Improvement Areas:  Neighbourhoods requiring targeted investment will be designated using the City's 140 social planning neighbourhoods and identified as "Neighbourhood Improvement Areas" (NIA).  The current 13 priority investment neighbourhoods will be designated as the first Neighbourhood Improvement Areas;

 

c.         Targeted Investments:  Investments will be targeted at NIAs to create the equitable opportunities for residents required to advance equitable outcomes for neighbourhoods;

 

d.         Continuous Service Improvement:  City services to Toronto residents will be continuously improved in NIAs with inter-divisional collaboration on service planning and delivery;

 

e.         Networks and Service Partnerships:  The City will support the development of neighbourhood-based networks and service partnerships in NIAs;

 

f.          Engagement:  Local residents, businesses and community-based organizations and groups will be engaged in planning the social and economic development of NIAs;

 

g.         Monitoring and Evaluation:  The City will:

 

i.          work in collaboration with United Way Toronto and a broad range of stakeholders to: develop an equity-based framework that identifies the outcomes the City will work to advance for all neighbourhoods;  develop an evaluation process that considers progress made in advancing equitable neighbourhood outcomes and equitable resident opportunities using both quantitative and qualitative research methods; and establish new NIA designation criteria based on the outcome framework, the evaluation process, and other analytical tools, including Wellbeing Toronto and the most recent demographic information;

 

ii.         monitor the wellbeing of all 140 social planning neighbourhoods on an ongoing basis using the outcome framework, evaluation results, NIA designation criteria, and drawing on Wellbeing Toronto and other available sources of data; and

 

iii.        report regularly on the progress made against the Strategy's goal and objectives; and

 

h.         Neighbourhood-Informed Policy and Program Development:  Learnings from targeted efforts in NIAs will be used to inform both municipal and broader regional, provincial and national policies, programs and funding priorities.

 

2.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report back on the outcome framework, evaluation process, designation criteria, monitoring process and reporting cycle for NIAs in 2012 and to seek authority to establish the next group of Neighbourhood Improvement Areas at that time.

 

3.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration:

 

a.         collaborate with United Way Toronto to develop and implement a plan for engaging a wide array of private, public and community funders in the development of NIAs, and for ensuring that the federal, provincial, and regional policies, programs and funding priorities that have an impact on the advancement of equitable neighbourhood outcomes and the provision of equitable resident opportunities are informed by a neighbourhoods perspective; and

 

b.         report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in 2012 on this plan.

 

4.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the Project Director, Tower Renewal to work jointly to:

 

a.         adapt and document the Communities in Flight (CIF) model for the improvement of living conditions and quality of life in low-income high-rise apartment buildings;

 

b.         identify a pilot site and test the adapted CIF model there;

 

c.         if the pilot is successful, use a public procurement process to establish a roster of property management companies and community service organizations with the expertise to implement the adapted model; and

 

d.         share learnings from the pilot project with United Way Toronto's Tower Neighbourhood Renewal Committee.

 

e.         report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee with any further recommendations for action arising out of this pilot.

 

5.         City Council forward the report "Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020" to the Toronto Library Board, the Toronto Police Service Board, the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board, the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board for consideration.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.         Requested that the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration consult on the name "Neighbourhood Improvement Areas" through the Neighbourhood Action Partnership tables and report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee.

 

2.         Requested that the Executive Director, Social Development Finance and Administration review and report back to Community Development and Recreation Committee on an investigation of City interests in the potential uses of St. Gerard Majella Catholic School and other surplus schools in the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board in anticipation of their availability, in collaboration with the Toronto Catholic District School Board, the General Managers of Children's Services, Parks Forestry and Recreation, and the City Manager.

 

The following made a presentation to the Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

- Chris Brillinger, Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration

- Susan McIsaac, President and CEO of United Way Toronto

Origin
(February 8, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

This report requests Council approval for the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 (TSNS 2020), which has been designed to guide the City's neighbourhood-focused work over the current and next term of Council.

 

The Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 builds on learnings from the wide range of place-based initiatives that the City has undertaken since 2004, the 2005 Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy, and feedback from participants in the City's place-based work.  TSNS 2020 introduces a number of new elements to the City's place-based work:  clarified goals and objectives; new designation terminology to ensure neighbourhoods targeted for place-based work are not stigmatized; a monitoring and evaluation process that includes an equity-based outcome framework, new designation criteria, and regular reporting; and the development of a new plan to ensure broader regional, provincial and national policies, programs and funding priorities are informed by a neighbourhoods perspective.

Background Information (Committee)
(February 8, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-45143.pdf)

(February 8, 2012) Appendix A: Consultation Report - Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-45144.pdf)

(February 8, 2012) Appendix B: Strong Neighbourhoods: Responding to a Call to Action
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-45145.pdf)

(September 30, 2011) Appendix C: Community Service System in Toronto Neighbourhoods: What Should the City Pay Attention To?
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-45146.pdf)


Economic Development Committee - Meeting 11
ED11.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Intention to Designate The Queensway Business Improvement Area (BIA)
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council state its intention to designate the area described by Attachment No.1 to the report (February 2, 2012) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, as The Queensway Business Improvement Area under Chapter 19 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code.

 

2.         City Council authorize and direct the City Clerk to send out a notice of City Council’s intention to pass a by-law designating the area described by Attachment No. 1 to the report (February 2, 2012) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture,as a Business Improvement Area (BIA), in accordance with Chapter 19 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code.

 

3.         City Council request the Executive Director of Technical Services to prepare designation by-law maps of the area as described by Attachment No. 1 to the report (February 2, 2012) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and submit them to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(February 2, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend that the City Clerk conduct a poll to determine if there is sufficient support to designate The Queensway, between Royal York Road to Kipling Avenue, as The Queensway Business Improvement Area (BIA).

 

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

 

Background Information (Committee)
(February 2, 2012) Report and Attachment No. 1 from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, on Intention to Designate The Queensway Business Improvement Area (BIA)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-45045.pdf)


ED11.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Working as One: A Workforce Development Strategy for Toronto
Mayor's Key Matter and second Item of business on Monday, March 5th
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council endorse the vision, principles, and objectives contained in "Working as One: A Workforce Development Strategy for Toronto,” with the inclusion, where appropriate, of strategies for the under-employed.

 

2.         City Council endorse the recommendations contained in "Working as One: A Workforce Development Strategy for Toronto", with the following amendments to Sections 1 and 2 of Attachment 2 to the report (February 3, 2012) from the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services:

 

            a.         Recommendations 1 and 5 in Section 1 to read as follows:

 

                        “1.        The City request that, where appropriate, employment plans be developed as part of large public and commercial projects that are either directly funded by the City, or where the City provides significant non-monetary contributions, including the possibility of Project Labour Agreements.

 

5.         The City pursue the development of effective gateways to simplify access to the City's workforce development services by working with business, community organizations, government, organized labour, and other key stakeholders.”

 

            b.         Adding a new Recommendation 9 to Section 2:

 

“9.       The City work with the Provincial and Federal Government to increase the availability of child care and fee subsidies to assist job seekers access the labour market as part of Toronto's Workforce Development Strategy."

 

3.         City Council forward "Working as One" to the Premier of Ontario, and to appropriate provincial and federal ministries and departments.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Economic Development Committee:

 

a.         Referred the report (February 2012) from the Metcalf Foundation to the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, for examination of how the city can protect the economic stability, creativity and engagement of its workforce and what further steps can be taken in light of this alarming trend identified in the report.

 

b.         Requested the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services, and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to report to the Economic Development Committee on the progress of the inter-divisional staff team's work to use the City's procurement processes to increase access to local employment and training initiatives that advance its workforce development objectives.

 

c.         Requested the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services, to report to the Economic Development Committee on the impact of the Canadian European Trade Agreement (CETA) on the City's employment strategy's ability to secure local employment within municipal contracts.

 

d.         Requested the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services, to report to the Economic Development Committee by December 2012 on progress in implementing the Workforce Development Strategy.

 

e.         Requested the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, to forward a copy of the report (February 2012) from the Metcalf Foundation on "The Working Poor in the Toronto Region" to the Community Development and Recreation Committee for consideration with Item CD10.2.

 

The General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services, gave a presentation to the Economic Development Committee, on the Working as One: A Workforce Development Strategy for Toronto.

Origin
(February 3, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services
Summary

"Working as One" sets out a framework and vision for workforce development in Toronto, to more effectively plan, manage and deliver services to employers and jobseekers, and specifi­cally to develop an integrated and forward-looking employment service system. Building on the strong foundations that have already been established, "Working as One" proposes a number of recommendations to City Council to strengthen workforce development in Toronto and to continue and accelerate this progress.

 

"Working as One" results from ongoing discussions between City staff and a wide range of stakeholders. Through its day to day business, City staff engage employers, jobseekers, service providers and community organizations and other governments. For this reason, "Working as One" is necessarily a living document that can and must change and evolve through shared experience. As such, the City’s approach to workforce develop­ment, and to the planning, management and delivery of employment services, will and must evolve based on what is learned by doing, what is successful and where the City can do better.

Background Information (Committee)
(February 3, 2012) Report and Attachment 2 from the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services, on Working as One: A Workforce Development Strategy for Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-45050.pdf)

(February 3, 2012) Attachment 1 - "Working as One: A Workforce Development Strategy for Toronto Report".
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-45082.pdf)

(February 21, 2012) Presentation from the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services, on Working As One: A Workforce Development Strategy for Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-45320.pdf)

Speakers

James St. John, Business Manager, Central Ontario Building Trades, and Director, Hammer Heads Program (Submission Filed)
Patrick Owusu, Graduate, Hammer Heads Program
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Ana Bail„o

Communications (Committee)
(February 15, 2012) Submission from the Metcalf Foundation (ED.Supp.ED11.5.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ed/comm/communicationfile-28769.pdf)

(February 21, 2012) Presentation from the Metcalf Foundation on Working Poverty in the Toronto Region (ED.New.ED11.5.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ed/comm/communicationfile-28964.pdf)

(February 21, 2012) Submission from James St. John, Business Manager, Central Ontario Building Trades, and Director, Hammer Heads Program (ED.New.ED11.5.3)

Government Management Committee - Meeting 11
GM11.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Cancellation, Reduction or Refund of Property Taxes - February 23, 2012 Hearing - Statutory: City of Toronto Act, 2006
Statutory - City of Toronto Act, 2006
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the individual tax appeal applications made pursuant to section 323 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 as identified in Appendix A of the report (February 2, 2012) from the Treasurer, excluding the following applications:

 

2871 Eglinton Avenue East

61 Thatcher Avenue

 

2.         City Council approve the individual tax appeal applications made pursuant to section 325 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 resulting in tax reductions (excluding phase-in/capping adjustments) totalling $647,273.30 including reductions in Business Improvement Area charges, as identified in Appendix B of the report (February 2, 2012) from the Treasurer.

 

3.         City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City Officials to take the necessary actions to give effect thereto.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Government Management Committee held a statutory public meeting on February 23, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the City of Toronto Act, 2006.  No one addressed the Committee.

Origin
(February 2, 2012) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

This report deals with tax appeal applications made to the Treasurer pursuant to sections 323 and 325 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 (COTA).  Section 323 permits Council to cancel, reduce or refund taxes in cases when, during the year, a property undergoes changes such as when it is destroyed by fire or demolished, becomes exempt from taxation, or is reclassified due to a change in use.  Under section 325 of the COTA, taxpayers can request a cancellation, reduction or refund of taxes when an error in the assessment roll is identified which results in an overcharge.

 

The legislation requires Council to hold a public meeting where applicants may make a submission in defence of their position.  Council has delegated authority to hold such public meetings to the Government Management Committee.

 

Staff have mailed Notices of Hearing to affected taxpayers advising of the upcoming hearing before the Government Management Committee.

Background Information (Committee)
(February 2, 2012) Report from the Treasurer on the Cancellation, Reduction or Refund of Property Taxes - February 23, 2012 Hearing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45004.pdf)

(February 3, 2012) Appendix A to GM11.1 - Council Detail Hearing Report - Section 323 of COTA, Hearing 2012H1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45040.pdf)

(February 3, 2012) Appendix B to GM11.1 - Council Detail Hearing Report - Section 325 of COTA, Hearing 2012H1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45041.pdf)


GM11.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Apportionment of Property Taxes - February 23, 2012 Hearing
Statutory - City of Toronto Act, 2006
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the apportionment of property taxes in the amounts identified in Appendix A and Appendix B of the report (February 2, 2012) from the Treasurer, under the columns entitled "Apportioned Tax" and "Apportioned Phase In/Capping", excluding the followimg applications:

 

Appendix A:

108 Poplar Plains Road

110 Poplar Plains Road

 

Appendix B:

17 Noble Street

1290 Queen Street West

1292 Queen Street West

1294 Queen Street West.

 

2.         City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City Officials to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Government Management Committee held a statutory public meeting on February 23, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the City of Toronto Act, 2006.  No one addressed the Committee.

Origin
(February 2, 2012) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

The process of redistributing outstanding property taxes from one parcel of land to many newly created properties following a severance or re-development of land is referred to as “the apportionment of taxes”.

 

This report deals with 34 tax apportionment applications made by the Treasurer or to the Treasurer by an owner of land pursuant to section 322 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, for the properties listed in Appendices A and B (attached). of the report (February 2, 2012) from the Treasurer.

 

The legislation requires Council to hold a public meeting at which the applicants and/or property owners may express any concerns.  Council has delegated authority to hold such public meetings to the Government Management Committee.

 

Staff have mailed Notices of Hearing to affected taxpayers advising of the upcoming hearing before the Government Management Committee.

Background Information (Committee)
(February 2, 2012) Report from Treasurer on the Apportionment of Property Taxes - February 23, 2012 Hearing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45038.pdf)

(February 2, 2012) Appendix A to GM11.2 - Apportionment Report - Taxpayer Initiated Tax Apportionments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45043.pdf)

(February 2, 2012) Appendix B to GM11.2 - Apportionment Report - Treasurer Initiated Tax Apportionments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45044.pdf)


GM11.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto City Hall - Accreditation Process for Members of the City Hall Press Gallery
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the City Hall Press Gallery Accreditation Policy and Procedure set out in Appendix A of this report (February 6, 2012) from the City Manager, subject to any minor modifications or stylistic changes.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Manager, or his designate(s), to take the necessary measures to implement the above recommendation.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Manager, or his designate(s), be authorized to make any necessary modifications to procedures from time to time, and be authorized to make any final determination on an individual's eligibility for a City Media Badge or the revocation of a City Media Badge, on such terms and conditions as he deems appropriate.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Government Management Committee requested City Manager's staff, in consultation with the President of the Toronto City Hall Press Gallery, to report to the Government Management Committee as soon as possible, on a process for dealing with social media outlets (bloggers, etc).

Origin
(February 6, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Summary

This report responds to direction to staff to review with the President of the City Hall Press Gallery the implementation of a formal Code of Conduct for members of the City Hall Press Gallery including appropriate security badges to be worn by members of the media on a regular basis, security badge access to the secure Councillors' office area on the second floor of City Hall (accessed via reception areas A, B and C), and any anomalies in terms of the access badges, and report back on findings to the Government Management Committee.

 

This report provides an update on this matter and outlines a number of recommendations for Council’s consideration.  The report is intended to clarify and formalize access and security procedures for members of the Press Gallery, through the issuance of City Media Badges subject to approval through an accreditation process.

 

The City of Toronto is an open and accountable organization.  As such, the  recommendations presented in this report aim to balance security needs and concerns with the important role the media plays in communicating, informing and engaging the public on civic issues and initiatives.  It also recognizes the collegial and respectful relationships established between many members of the media, in particular the Press Gallery, City staff and Members of Council.

Background Information (Committee)
(February 6, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Toronto City Hall - Accredition Process for Members of the City Hall Press Gallery
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45109.pdf)

(February 6, 2012) Appendix A to Item GM11.3 - Press Gallery Accredition Policy and Procedure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45110.pdf)

(February 6, 2012) Appendix B to Item GM11.3 - Current Media Leases - Press Gallery - Tenants' List
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45111.pdf)

(February 6, 2012) Appendix C to Item GM11.3 - Research - Accreditation Process for Members of the City Hall Press Gallery
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45112.pdf)

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic
Dave Nickle, President, City Hall Press Gallery


GM11.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

Union Station Revitalization - Amendment of Contracts
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the amendment of the following contracts, retainers and agreements (excluding HST), in accordance with the details as specified below:

 

a.         Carillion Construction Inc. in the additional amount of up to $23.5 million, to undertake additional approved capital funded work, including vertical access work, tower crane installation components, additional stairs/elevators/escalators, exterior lighting, enhancements to the Metrolinx and retail areas and miscellaneous other work and, subject to an additional $1.5 million, if approved in a separate report as set in this report;

 

b.         NORR  Limited, architects and engineers, in the additional amount of up to $3.6 million to provide additional design and construction services required to undertake the components of additional, approved capital funded work, exterior lighting work, NE Path and miscellaneous additional services;

 

c.         Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP  in the additional amount of  up to $0.3 million,  to continue to provide construction law services and expertise through the construction;

 

d.         Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP  in the additional amount of up to $0.6 million to provide real estate legal advice and expertise for the on-going agreement updates associated with the revitalization project; and

 

e.         Ventin Associates, in the additional amount of up to $0.2 million to continue to provide architectural support services for the 5th façade (roof) restoration of Union Station.

 

2.         City Council approve the assignment of the contract from Deloitte & Touche LLP to Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP including the remaining agreement authority of $0.528 million for on-going real estate assistance associated with the revitalization project.

Origin
(February 3, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Facilities Management and the Acting Director, Purchasing and Materials Management Division
Summary

This report is to request approval to amend five contracts for a total amount of $29.7M.  New funding in the amount of $25 million will come from Metrolinx (Mx) to implement Mx construction work and design/professional services and $1.5 million will be provided through a development agreement for heritage architectural lighting (the subject of a separate report).  The remaining $3.2 million is uncommitted funding within the overall 2012-2021 Approved Capital Plan for Union Station.  This report also seeks approval to assign one contract from Deloitte & Touche LLP to Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP (PWC).

Background Information (Committee)
(February 3, 2012) Union Station Revitalization - Amendment of Contracts
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45081.pdf)


GM11.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

Walks and Gardens Trust - Repeal of Legislation
Communication GM11.6.2 has been submitted on this item.
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Provincial Government to repeal the legislation which established the Walks and Gardens Trust (the “Trust”), dissolve the Trust, relieve City Council of any past and ongoing obligations in respect of the Trust and clear the Trust and any other conditions or restrictions contained in the original Crown Patent from title to the lands affected by the Trust.

Origin
(February 7, 2012) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer and the City Solicitor
Summary

This report recommends that City Council request that the Provincial Government repeal the legislation establishing the Walks and Gardens Trust, dissolve the Trust, relieve the City of any past and ongoing obligations in respect of the Trust, and clear the Trust and any other conditions or restrictions contained in the original Crown Patent from the title to the lands affected by the Trust, including the Union Station Lands.

Background Information (Committee)
(February 7, 2012) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer and City Solicitor on Walks and Gardens Trust - Repeal of Legislation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45101.pdf)

(February 7, 2012) Attachment to Item GM11.6 - Report on the Walks and Gardens Trust
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45102.pdf)

Speakers

Rollo Myers
Michael Comstock, President, Toronto Association of BIAs (TABIA)
Edward Nixon, President, Old Town Toronto Network

Communications (Committee)
(February 22, 2012) E-mail from Cynthia Wilkey (GM.New.GM11.6.1)
Communications (City Council)
(March 6, 2012) Letter from William H. Roberts, Barrister and Solicitor, submitted by Councillor Pam McConnell, Ward 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale (CC.New.GM11.6.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/comm/communicationfile-29089.pdf)


GM11.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 37 

Toronto Employment and Social Services Office Lease Renewal - 1225 Kennedy Road
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer to enter into a Renewal Agreement with the Landlord for use of the Premises, substantively on the terms and conditions set out in Appendix "A" of the report (January 31, 2012) from the Chief Corporate Officer, and on such other terms and conditions as approved by the Chief Corporate Officer, or his or her designate, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer or his designate to administer and manage the Renewal Agreement including the provision of any consents, approvals, waivers, notices of termination, provided that the Chief Corporate Officer may, at any time refer consideration of such matter to City Council for its determination and direction.

 

3.         City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City Officials to take whatever action necessary to give effect thereto.

Origin
(January 31, 2012) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain City Council authority to enter into a Lease Renewal Agreement ("Renewal Agreement") with 1225 Kennedy Holdings Inc. (the "Landlord") for use of approximately 28,931 square feet of area within the building known municipally as 1225 Kennedy Road (the "Premises") for a term of six (6) years ("Renewal Term").

 

Toronto Employment & Social Services plans to continue to occupy the Premises where it provides employment services, financial benefits and social supports to the community.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 31, 2012) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer on the Toronto Employment & Social Services Office Lease Renewal - 1225 Kennedy Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45125.pdf)

(January 31, 2012) Appendix A to GM11.7 - Major Terms and Conditions, 1225 Kennedy Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45126.pdf)

(January 31, 2012) Appendix B to GM11.7- Location Maps, 1225 Kennedy Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45127.pdf)


GM11.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 26 

Applications for Approval to Expropriate - Eglinton Scarborough Crosstown Transit Project
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommended that:

 

1.         City Council grant authority to the Director of Real Estate Services to initiate expropriation proceedings, if necessary where negotiations are unsuccessful, for the property requirements set out in the attached Appendix "A" of the report (February 7, 2012) from the Chief Corporate Officer, for the purpose of constructing the tunnelled portion of the Eglinton Scarborough Crosstown transit project.

 

2.         City Council grant authority to the Director of Real Estate Services to serve and publish Notices of Application for Approval to Expropriate the property requirements set out in the attached Appendix "A" of the report (February 7, 2012) from the Chief Corporate Officer, to forward to the Chief Inquiry Officer any requests for hearing that are received, to attend the hearings to present the City’s position and to report the Inquiry Officer’s recommendations to City Council for its consideration.

 

3.         City Council also grant authority to the Director of Real Estate Services to serve and publish Notices of Application for Approval to Expropriate the remaining property interests required to implement the tunnelled portion of the Eglinton Scarborough Crosstown  transit project to forward to the Chief Inquiry Officer any requests for hearing that are received, to attend the hearings to present the City's position and to report the Inquiry Officer's recommendations to City Council for its consideration.

Origin
(February 7, 2012) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer
Summary

In November, 2009, City Council approved the recommendations contained in the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Transit Project Assessment Study and authorized staff to submit the Environmental Project Report to the Ministry of the Environment.  The Report recommended a 25 km light rail transit line along Eglinton Avenue, including a 10.5 km underground tunnelled section between Black Creek Drive and Brentcliffe Road.  In May, 2010 the Minister issued a Notice to Proceed.  The Toronto Transit Commission is proceeding with the design of the underground section as approved through the Environmental Assessment.

 

An initial set of property requirements to construct the tunnels have been identified by TTC. This report seeks Council authority for staff to initiate expropriation proceedings if necessary where negotiations to purchase the property interests are unsuccessful for these initial identified properties and also for the remaining properties necessary to proceed with the tunnelled section of the Eglinton Scarborugh Crosstown transit project. 

Background Information (Committee)
(February 7, 2012) Report from Chief Corporate Officer on the Application for Approval to Expropriate - Egilnton Scarborough Crosstown Transit Project
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45118.pdf)

(February 7, 2012) Appendix A to GM11.8 - Private Property Requirements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45119.pdf)

(February 7, 2012) Appendix B to GM11.8 - Site Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45120.pdf)

(February 7, 2012) Appendix C to GM11.8 - Sketch - 2322-2400 Eglinton Avenue East Property Requirements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45121.pdf)


GM11.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Below-Market Rent Agreement at 52 Hillcrest Avenue
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City to enter into a Below-Market Rent lease agreement with Toronto Arts Foundation for a five (5) year term, substantially based on the terms and conditions set out in the attached Appendix "A" of the report (February 6, 2012) from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and any other terms and conditions acceptable to the Chief Corporate Officer, or his or her designate, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council grant an exemption to the Below-Market Rent Policy to allow Toronto Arts Foundation to become a tenant at 52 Hillcrest Avenue without the need to solicit a request for proposals as required by the Below Market Rent Policy.

 

3.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer to administer and manage the lease agreement including the provision of any consents, approvals, notices and notices of termination, provided that the Chief Corporate Officer 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 Solicitor to complete the lease, deliver any notices, pay expenses and amend the commencement and other dates to such earlier or later dates, on such terms and conditions as she may, from time to time, determine.

Origin
(February 6, 2012) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Develoment and Culture, and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain City Council authority to enter into a new Below Market Rent (BMR) lease agreement with Toronto Arts Foundation for the building located at 52 Hillcrest Avenue in Ward 23. The proposed tenancy is for the standard term of five years. This BMR lease with the Toronto Arts Foundation will facilitate the accommodation and development of Arts North York, a not-for-profit local arts service organization that will support the arts and culture community in North York. There is an identified absence of these services in North York. This is consistent with Action 2.3 of the Creative Capital Gains report, endorsed by Council in May 2011, which recommends the establishment of Local Arts Service Organizations in North York and East York.

Background Information (Committee)
(February 6, 2012) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Develoment and Culture, and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Below-Market Rent Agreement at 52 Hillcrest Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45132.pdf)

(February 8, 2012) Appendix A to GM11.9 - Property Photos - Major Terms and Conditions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45141.pdf)

(February 6, 2012) Appendix B to GM11.9 - Location Map - 52 Hillcrest Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45142.pdf)


GM11.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Award - Request for Proposal (RFP) 0613-11-0107 Operation of a Food Service Facility at City Hall
Confidential Attachment - 1 - A proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council grant authority to negotiate and enter into a lease agreement with 1158093 Ontario Limited , being the highest scoring proponent meeting the requirements of RFP 0613-11-0107, for the Operation of a Food Service Facility at City Hall,  for a ten (10) year term, on the terms and conditions set out in RFP 0613-11-0107, Confidential Attachment 1 and Appendix "A" of the report (February 8, 2012) from the Chief Corporate Officer and the Acting Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, and on such other terms and conditions as may be acceptable to the Chief Corporate Officer, or his or her designate, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer to administer and manage the lease agreement, including the provision of any consents, approvals, notices and notices of termination provided that the Chief Corporate Officer may, at any time, refer consideration of such matters (including their content) to City Council for its determination and direction.

 

3.         City Council authorize the public release of the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 of this report following execution of the new lease agreement with Café on the Square.

Origin
(February 8, 2012) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer; and the Acting Director, Purchasing and Materials Management
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide information on the results of Request for Proposal (RFP) No. 0613-11-0107 for the Operation of a Food Service Facility at City Hall and to request authority to enter into a lease agreement with the recommended proponent, 1158093 Ontario Limited (referred to in this report as "Café on the Square").

Background Information (Committee)
(February 8, 2012) Report and Appendices A and B from Chief Corporate Officer and the Acting Director, Purchasing and Materials Management on the Award - Request for Proposal (RFP) 0613-11-0107 Operation of a Good Service Facility at City Hall
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45133.pdf)

(February 8, 2012) Confidential Attachment 1 to GM11.11
Background Information (City Council)
Confidential Attachment 1 - made public on July 10, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-118563.pdf)

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic
Councillor Paula Fletcher


GM11.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

Amendment to Agreement with William Beasley Enterprises Limited
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council grant authority to amend the existing Agreement to reduce the area leased to William Beasley Enterprises Limited from 5.609 hectares to 0.631 hectares, with the remaining lands to be the subject of a non-exclusive licence of occupation retroactive to May 15, 2002, the date of the agreement, generally in accordance with the proposed terms and conditions set out in the report (February 8, 2012) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and on such other terms and conditions as may be satisfactory to the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and in a form and content acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City Official to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

Origin
(February 8, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

The purpose of this report is to clarify the areas of Centreville that are leased and those that are the subject of a non-exclusive licence of occupation. This report seeks authority from Council to amend the existing agreement to better reflect the original intention of Council by delineating areas of exclusive and non-exclusive occupation in the agreement with William Beasley Enterprises Limited.  The amendment will delineate part of the area under a lease to William Beasley Enterprises Limited (the "Tenant") for the operation of a Children's Amusement Area, including rides, food, and merchandise concession outlets known as "Centreville" located at Centre Island, in order to accurately reflect the areas over which the Tenant has exclusive possession. The balance of the lands under the agreement is delineated as a non-exclusive licence of occupation used in conjunction with the leased portion.

 

If Council approves the recommendation put forward in this report, it is anticipated that the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) will reassess the property for the years 2009 onward, for which assessment appeals are pending, which will result in reduced taxes.  Resolving the property tax issues will also clarify the on-going tax liability associated with the property and will facilitate the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit an operator commencing in 2013.

Background Information (Committee)
(February 8, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on the Amendments to Agreement with William Beasley Enterprises Limited
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45124.pdf)


GM11.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Sale of Stratified Portion of 50 Cumberland Street / 37 Yorkville Avenue Municipal Carpark No. 15
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve a transaction between the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) and MUC Properties Inc. involving a sale to MUC Properties Inc. of a stratified interest in the City-owned lands declared surplus and located at 50 Cumberland Street / 37 Yorkville Avenue for a total consideration of approximately $76.0 million and detailed as follows;

 

a.          Purchase Price of $44.0 million (cash proceeds); plus

 

b.         An 800-space public parking garage built by the Purchaser at its sole cost in accordance with TPA’s parking specification and the approved plans with an estimated value of $32.0 million ($40,000 per space); and

 

c.         Purchase Price Bonus (if applicable) of $60.00 per square foot of gross floor area of the Project in excess of 550,000 square feet of Gross Floor Area, established when the Project is zoned in final form.

 

2.         City Council authorize entering into all documents necessary to complete the transaction, including but not limited to an Interim Parking Lease Agreement, a Collateral Charge, Construction Procedures Agreement and Reciprocal Cost Sharing and Easement Agreement along with all necessary transfers and undertakings; and

 

3.         City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City Officials to take the necessary actions to give effect thereto.

Origin
(February 8, 2012) Report from the President, Toronto Parking Authority
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain City Council authority for the sale of the development rights at Municipal Carpark No. 15 (50 Cumberland Street / 37 Yorkville Avenue) (the “Property”) to MUC Properties Inc. (“MUC”, “Minto” or the “Purchaser”) for the purpose of constructing a mixed-use development complete with a public parking garage containing approximately 800 spaces to be built to TPA specifications on the terms and conditions as outlined in the body of this report and detailed in Appendix “B”.

Background Information (Committee)
(February 8, 2012) Report from the President, Toronto Parking Authority on the Sale of Strateified Port of 50 Cumberland Street / 37 Yorkville Avenue - Municipal Carpark No. 15
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45140.pdf)


Planning and Growth Management Committee - Meeting 11
PG11.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Short-Term Delegation of Authority to Deal with Applications under Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act During 2012
The Toronto Preservation Board has submitted a transmittal on this Item (PG11.4a with recommendations)
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that: 

 

1.         Approval of  the report (January 26, 2012) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning by the Toronto Preservation Board shall be deemed to be consultation with the Toronto Preservation Board for all purposes under the Act, including subsections 29(2), 32(2), 33(4), 33(15), 34(2) and 42 (4.1).

 

2.         Except for permits that must be or are deemed to be issued under Article IV of the Municipal Code, Chapter 103, Heritage, Council request the Chief Planner to refuse applications made under Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act that have not been considered by Council at or prior to its last regularly scheduled meeting before any period of recess or cancellation of any regularly scheduled meetings for which the ninety-day period in which Council must respond may expire, unless the owner agrees to extend this period to allow Council to consider the application after that date.

 

3.         Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning to express Council’s intention to designate listed properties after the last City Council meeting before a scheduled recess or unscheduled cancellation where notice of intention to demolish a listed property has been given.

 

4.         Council request the Chief Planner to report back to City Council through the Toronto Preservation Board and respective Community Councils with a list of the applications and notices received and the decisions made during the delegation period(s).

 

5.         Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary bills in Council to give effect to this delegation.

Origin
(January 26, 2012) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council delegate authority to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, to make decisions in relation to applications to repeal designating By-laws and applications to erect, alter or demolish buildings or structures on properties designated under Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act, (the “Act”) and to give notice of intention to designate listed properties during any period in 2012 where regularly scheduled City Council meetings and meetings of the Toronto Preservation Board have been cancelled or during any period of scheduled recess.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 26, 2012) Short-Term Delegation of Authority to Deal with Applications under Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act During 2012
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-44971.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 21, 2012) Transmittal from the Toronto Preservation Board on Short-Term Delegation of Authority to Deal with Applications under Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act During 2012 (PG11.4a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45398.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from Gayle Murphy (PG.New.PG11.4.1)

PG11.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto: Procedures, Policies and Terms of Reference
The Chief Planner has submitted a report on this Item (PG11.5c).

Communications PG11.5.6 to PG11.5.9 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adopt the document titled, "Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto: Procedures, Policies and Terms of Reference" (January 2012), Attachment 1 of the report dated January 25, 2012, from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division for the nomination, studying and planning of heritage conservation districts in Toronto.

 

2.         City Council direct staff to develop a prioritization system to determine which potential heritage conservation districts should be undertaken first.

 

3.         City Council direct staff to develop protocols for the review of public works within Heritage Conservation Districts, including alterations within city rights-of-way and the mitigation of damage to archaeological resources, in consultation with relevant City departments, agencies, and utilities.

 

4.         City Council exempt the revised Fort York Heritage Conservation District Study and Plan, currently in development from requirements of Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto: Procedures, Policies and Terms of Reference, as determined by staff in consultation with Fort York and its heritage consultant, due to its advanced state of completion, while ensuring that it meets all the requirements of a Heritage Conservation District Study and Plan as required by the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

 

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

 

The Planning and Growth Management Committee:

 

1.         Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning to report to Council on March 5, 2012, on how to use Section 37 funds secured for HCDs to create greater capacity in Heritage Preservation Services to process and approve HCDs.

 

2.         Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning to report back to the Toronto East York Community Council on the Authorization to Study the Entertainment District, Harbord Village Phase 3, and King Street West as potential Heritage Conservation Districts under section 40(1) of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

3.         Referred the e-mails (February 15, 2012) from Patricia Smith of the Cabbagetown South Residents' Association and (February 12, 2012) from Gayle Murphy to Planning staff for report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee before the end of the second quarter of 2012, responding to the issues raised.

Origin
(November 18, 2011) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report recommends that City Council adopt the document Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto: Procedures, Policies and Terms of Reference (HCDs in Toronto) for setting out the procedures, policies and guidelines of the City of Toronto for studying, planning and designating heritage conservation districts (HCDs) under the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

HCDs in Toronto creates a fair and transparent process for creating HCDs that results in district plans and designations that are consistent in their conservation expectations and responsive to the unique heritage significance and character of each district. It has been developed in response to significant changes to the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA) and the Provincial Policy Statement in 2005, as well as the City Council adopted Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada. It incorporates comments received during consultations with the public, heritage professionals and city staff.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 18, 2011) Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto: Procedures, Policies and Terms of Reference
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-44973.pdf)

Attachment 1 Heritage Conservation District
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-44992.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(March 5, 2012) Supplementary Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, on Funding of Staff Project Management Costs of Heritage Conservation District Studies from Section 37 and 45 Community Benefits (PG11.5c)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45646.pdf)

Speakers

Suzanne Kavanagh, President, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association
Geoff Kettel, Chair, North York Community Preservation Panel
Paul Farrelly, VP, Church Wellesley Neighbourhood Association
Robert Shapiro
Councillor Pam McConnell

Communications (Committee)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Bruce Gavin Ward (PG.New)
(February 12, 2012) E-mail from Gayle Murphy (PG.New.PG11.5.2)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Patricia Smith, President, Cabbagetown South Residents' Association (PG.New.PG11.5.3)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Geoff Kettel, Chair, North York Community Preservation Panel (PG.New.PG11.5.4)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Ian MacDonald, Chair, Wychwood Park Heritage Advisory Committee (PG.New.PG11.5.5)
Communications (City Council)
(February 19, 2012) Letter from Robert Shapiro (CC.Main.PG11.5.6)
(February 28, 2012) E-mail from Eleanor Duthie (CC.Supp.PG11.5.7)
(March 3, 2012) E-mail from Geoff Kettel (CC.New.PG11.5.8)
(March 4, 2012) Letter from Suzanne Kavanagh, President and Debra Corey, Chair Development Committee, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association  (CC.New.PG11.5.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/comm/communicationfile-29064.pdf)


5a Supplemental Report: Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto: Procedures, Policies and Terms of Reference
Origin
(January 25, 2012) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board (TPB) endorsed the document Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto: Procedures, Policies and Terms of Reference ('HCDs in Toronto') and requested that staff further consult with stakeholders and report directly to Planning and Growth Management Committee with revisions to the document, if required. This report is a summary of those consultations and resulting changes to the document and is supplementary to the information provided in the original staff report dated November 18, 2011. The recommendations of this report have been revised to reflect the changes negotiated with stakeholders and they replace the recommendations of the November 18, 2011 report.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 25, 2012) Supplemental Report: Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto: Procedures, Policies and Terms of Reference
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-44977.pdf)


5b Toronto Preservation Board's decision re Heritage Conservation District in Toronto: Procedures, Policies and Terms of Reference
Origin
(November 24, 2011) Letter from Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on November 24, 2011, considered the following:

 

1.         report (November 18, 2011) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, respecting Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto: Procedures, Policies and Terms of Reference;

 

2.         report (November 16, 2011) from the Acting Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, City Planning, respecting Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto: Procedures, Policies and Terms of Reference – Notice of Pending Report;

 

3.         e-mail (November 18, 2011) from David S. Crawford;

 

4.         e-mail (November 18, 2011) from Joan Campbell;

 

5.         letter (November 23, 2011) from Ian MacDonald, Chair, Wychwood Park Heritage Advisory Committee and Pamela Blais, Member, Wychwood Park Heritage Advisory Committee;

 

6.         letter (November 24, 2011) from Michael McClelland, E.R.A. Architects Inc.;

 

7.         letter (November 24, 2011) from Catherine Nasmith, Architect; and

 

8.         submission (November 24, 2011) from Richard Longley, Editor, Harbord Village.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 24, 2011) Decision Letter from Toronto Preservation Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-44975.pdf)


PG11.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

621 King Street West - Appeal to Divisional Court of Ontario - Municipal Board Decision Approving Minor Variances
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the report (January 24, 2012) from the City Solicitor for information.

 

2.         City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 remain confidential as it contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege and potential litigation.

Origin
(January 24, 2012) Report from the City Solicitor
Summary

At its meeting of March 8 and 9, 2011 City Council directed that the City Solicitor seek leave to appeal an Ontario Municipal Board decision released on February 16, 2011. The Board decision approved nine minor variances, thereby permitting one 11 storey building and one 12 storey building on the former Travelodge Motel site at 621 King Street West in the King-Spadina area of the City.

 

The City opposed the development application at the two day Ontario Municipal Board hearing and the City Solicitor recommended that the City seek leave to appeal the Board's decision to the Divisional Court due to a number of potential errors of law in the Board's decision. The City Solicitor was successful in obtaining leave of the Divisional Court to appeal the Board's decision to a full three judge panel of the Court. The appeal was heard on October 27, 2011.

 

On December 7, 2011, the Divisional Court released its decision dismissing the City's appeal. The Court found that substantial deference was owed to the Ontario Municipal Board and that since the Board was exercising its judgement within its own specialized area of expertise, the decision approving the minor variances should be allowed to stand.

 

The purpose of this report is to provide comments and advice respecting the Divisional Court's decision.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 24, 2012) 621 King Street OMB Decision Approving Minor Variances
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-44693.pdf)


Public Works and Infrastructure Committee - Meeting 12
PW12.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

John Street Corridor Improvements Environmental Assessment Study
Communications PW12.3.99 to PW12.3.106 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager of Transportation Services to issue a Notice of Completion and to file the Environmental Study Report for the John Street Corridor Improvements Class Environmental Assessment Study in the public record for a minimum 30 days in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.

Origin
(January 25, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

The John Street corridor, from north of Queen Street West to south of Front Street West, is recognized as a route of civic and cultural importance in the City, encompassing major facilities and institutions including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario College of Art and Design, the National Film Board of Ontario, the CBC Broadcast Centre, the Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra Theatres, the TIFF Bell Lightbox, to name just a few.  City Council, in considering plans and studies of this area at various times over the last few years, has designated or identified John Street as a "Cultural Corridor", an "Avenue of the Arts", and a "Pedestrian Priority Route".  Recognizing and in keeping with these designations, City Council directed the General Manager, Transportation Services, to undertake an Environmental Assessment for the John Street Cultural Corridor with the primary objective of developing a unique and high quality streetscape design that provides a vibrant environment for pedestrians.

 

A Class Environmental Assessment Study was undertaken in association with the Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area (TEDBIA) to evaluate potential improvements to the public realm along the John Street Corridor between Stephanie Street and Front Street West. The potential improvements were developed under the guidance of the Toronto Entertainment District Master Plan. The evaluation of a reasonable range of alternative solutions, which included consultation with the public, stakeholders, and review agencies, has resulted in the following Recommended Design for John Street:

 

1.         The narrowing of the road pavement in order to provide significantly wider sidewalks and boulevard areas as follows:

 

a.         From four to three lanes between Front Street and Wellington Street;

b.         From four to two lanes between Wellington Street and Adelaide Street;

c.         From three lanes to two lanes between Adelaide Street and Queen Street; and

d.         Exclusive right turning lanes northbound at Adelaide Street West and at Wellington Street West and a southbound left turn lane at Wellington Street West in order to maintain an adequate level of traffic service;

 

2.         A continuous "mountable" curb on both sides of the street to enable a seamless transition into a pedestrian-only space for events, for vehicles to mount the flexible boulevard for deliveries or drop-offs, and to accommodate additional vehicular and cycling manoeuvring on either side of the road in emergencies.

 

3.         The widening of the east side boulevard between Front Street West and Stephanie Street to provide a 2.5 metre wide flexible space (defined by bollards) to accommodate deliveries and, when not used for vehicular loading/unloading, for pedestrians.

 

4.         The provision of urban design elements which consist of a double row of trees where feasible, removable bollards, infrastructure to support special events and distinctive paving materials and patterns.

 

A Notice of Study Completion must now be issued and the Environmental Study Report (ESR) filed in the public record for a 30-day review period in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.

 

Funding for this project, which could range from $20 million to $39 million depending on the type and quality of materials used and enhancement features included, would be provided entirely from Section 37 funds, contributions by the BIA members, other sources such as Federal/Provincial programs or grants, etc.  No funds have been included in, or are required from, the Transportation Services Capital Budget or 10-year Capital Plan.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 25, 2012) Report and Figures 1 to 3 from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on John Street Corridor Improvements Environmental Assessment Study
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-44944.pdf)

Speakers

Janice Solomon, Executive Director, Toronto Entertainment District B.I.A.
Harry Glicksman, Member, Board of Directors, Toronto Entertainment District B.I.A.
Stephen Adams, General Manager, Oxford Properties Group
Jim Aldridge, General Manager, Ticketking and Mirvish Productions, Ed Mirvish Enterprises
Ian Flett
Hamish Wilson (Submission Filed)
Anthony M. Humphreys
Councillor Adam Vaughan

Communications (Committee)
(February 8, 2012) E-mail from Sarah von Delius (PW.New.PW12.3.1)
(February 8, 2012) Submission from Christian Chan (PW.New.PW12.3.2)
(February 9, 2012) E-mail from Susan Howson and David Weatherston (PW.New.PW12.3.3)
(February 12, 2012) E-mail from Dylan Reid (PW.New.PW12.3.4)
(February 16, 2012) Letter from Jack Robinson, Chair, Toronto Entertainment District BIA and Chief Operating Officer, CN Tower (PW.New.PW12.3.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pw/comm/communicationfile-28712.pdf)

(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Deborah Buehler (PW.New.PW12.3.6)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Ben Bull (PW.New.PW12.3.7)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Patrick Dinnen (PW.New.PW12.3.8)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Tim Kraan (PW.New.PW12.3.9)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Jessica Phyland (PW.New.PW12.3.10)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Manoj Ravindran, Director, Turner & Townsend cm2r Inc. (PW.New.PW12.3.11)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Bonnie Anderson (PW.New.PW12.3.12)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Richard Underhill (PW.New.PW12.3.13)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Jeff Buttle (PW.New.PW12.3.14)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Simon Strauss (PW.New.PW12.3.15)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Frederic Fellouse (PW.New.PW12.3.16)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Grethe Jensen (PW.New.PW12.3.17)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Michael Cosby (PW.New.PW12.3.18)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Murray Cooke (PW.New.PW12.3.19)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Chris Zhang (PW.New.PW12.3.20)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Kevin McLellan (PW.New.PW12.3.21)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Heather Trim (PW.New.PW12.3.22)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Ellen Rengers (PW.New.PW12.3.23)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Dan Camposano (PW.New.PW12.3.24)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Terri Tucker (PW.New.PW12.3.25)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Geoff Rytell (PW.New.PW12.3.26)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Tim Eddis (PW.New.PW12.3.27)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Nadia Szilvassy (PW.New.PW12.3.28)
(February 14, 2012) Letter from Andrea Garcia, Director of Advocacy and Operations, Toronto Cyclists Union (PW.New.PW12.3.29)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Kris Langille (PW.New.PW12.3.30)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Doug Pritchard (PW.New.PW12.3.31)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Daisy McCabe-Lokos (PW.New.PW12.3.32)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Donna Tozzi (PW.New.PW12.3.33)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Jessica Stronghill (PW.New.PW12.3.34)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Hannah Verra (PW.New.PW12.3.35)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Nicola Kuchta (PW.New.PW12.3.36)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Ryan Fobel (PW.New.PW12.3.37)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Edward Matthews (PW.New.PW12.3.38)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Charles-Antoine Rouyer (PW.New.PW12.3.39)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Michael Holloway (PW.New.PW12.3.40)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Cayla Hache (PW.New.PW12.3.41)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Avrum Jacobson (PW.New.PW12.3.42)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Dr. Angela Golas (PW.New.PW12.3.43)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Gord Henning (PW.New.PW12.3.44)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Tom Warrall (PW.New.PW12.3.45)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Joe Leone (PW.New.PW12.3.46)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Mark Gordon (PW.New.PW12.3.47)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Cristine Boyd (PW.New.PW12.3.48)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Nishit Shah (PW.New.PW12.3.49)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Angel Chen (PW.New.PW12.3.50)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Eugene Spanier (PW.New.PW12.3.51)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Toti Potent (PW.New.PW12.3.52)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Anthony Rapoport (PW.New.PW12.3.53)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Joan Barrett (PW.New.PW12.3.54)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Martha Arbuthnot (PW.New.PW12.3.55)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Alvaro Crespo (PW.New.PW12.3.56)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Albert Koke, Carol Knibbe, Robin Koke and Chenoa Koke (PW.New.PW12.3.57)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from David Shafir (PW.New.PW12.3.58)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Dr. Sharon Zikman (PW.New.PW12.3.59)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Alon Nashman (PW.New.PW12.3.60)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Jacob Larsen (PW.New.PW12.3.61)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Mark Hoel (PW.New.PW12.3.62)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Jane Story (PW.New.PW12.3.63)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Rod Hunt (PW.New.PW12.3.64)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Matthew Salathiel (PW.New.PW12.3.65)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Frank Pimiskern (PW.New.PW12.3.66)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Norman Liu (PW.New.PW12.3.67)
(February 15, 2012) Letter from Raj Bharati and Don Wesley (PW.New.PW12.3.68)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Ward 28 Bike Union (PW.New.PW12.3.69)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Lynda Young (PW.New.PW12.3.70)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Chaitanya Kalevar (PW.New.PW12.3.71)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.PW12.3.72)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from John MacMillan (PW.New.PW12.3.73)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Ross Krekoski (PW.New.PW12.3.74)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Michael Lottamoza (PW.New.PW12.3.75)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Josh Harrower (PW.New.PW12.3.76)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Ilya Kourzakov (PW.New.PW12.3.77)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Z. Anaya (PW.New.PW12.3.78)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Alyssa Ginsburg (PW.New.PW12.3.79)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Nicole Visschedyk (PW.New.PW12.3.80)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Sheila Miller (PW.New.PW12.3.81)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from David Stearn (PW.New.PW12.3.82)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Beth Baskin (PW.New.PW12.3.83)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Murray D. Lumley (PW.New.PW12.3.84)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Brian Story (PW.New.PW12.3.85)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Reba Plummer, Co-Exective Director, Urbane Cyclist Co-operative Inc. (PW.New.PW12.3.86)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Christine Gebel (PW.New.PW12.3.87)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Nikolai Efimov (PW.New.PW12.3.88)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Lisa Quirke (PW.New.PW12.3.89)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Mark Franklin (PW.New.PW12.3.90)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Gareth Davies (PW.Main.PW12.3.91)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from David Simmons (PW.New.PW12.3.92)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Nikolas MacLean (PW.New.PW12.3.93)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Daniel G. Ross (PW.New.PW12.3.94)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Councillor Adam Vaughan, addressed to Jack Harrower (PW.New.PW12.3.95)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Ken Clarke, Toronto Cyclists Union (PW.New.PW12.3.96)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Robert J. Brodey (PW.New.PW12.3.97)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Heather Gibson (PW.New.PW12.3.98)
Communications (City Council)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from David Phillips (CC.Main.PW12.3.99)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Genessa Radke (CC.Main.PW12.3.100)
(February 21, 2012) E-mail from Linda (CC.Main.PW12.3.101)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Allan Tong (CC.Main.PW12.3.102)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Emily Van Halem (CC.Main.PW12.3.103)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Neil Brandt (CC.Main.PW12.3.104)
(February 21, 2012) E-mail from Eugene Carew (CC.Main.PW12.3.105)
(March 2, 2012) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.PW12.3.106)

PW12.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Enhancing Pedestrian Safety - Stopping Prohibition within 15 metres of Pedestrian Crossovers (PXOs) on Collector and Local Streets
Bill 372 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council make stopping prohibitions uniform at all pedestrian crossovers within the City of Toronto by amending the general stopping prohibitions on the approach side to pedestrian crossovers on all local and collector roadways such that the prohibition will be in effect within 15 metres on the approach side, without the requirement for signage.

 

2.         City Council make any appropriate and necessary corresponding amendments to the Table to subsection 950-1201A in City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, to reflect a fixed fine amount of $60.00 associated with the revised offence created by Recommendation 1 in the report (January 26, 2012) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the General Manager of Transportation Services, to prepare and submit the appropriate bill(s) to Council to give effect to Recommendations 1 and 2 in the report (January 26, 2012) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

Origin
(January 26, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

This report seeks approval from City Council to amend the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking and the applicable traffic by-laws of the former area municipalities, in order to extend the current "No Stopping Anytime" regulation to apply on all collector and local roads within 15 metres on the approach side to a Pedestrian Crossover (PXO).  This provision is already applicable on all arterial streets and on certain local and collector roads (comprising about three quarters of the PXO network).  This report also seeks authority to eliminate the current requirement to sign the stopping prohibition within 15 metres on the approach side to PXOs on local and collector roads.

 

Extending the compulsory "No Stopping Anytime" regulation to a distance of 15 metres and eliminating the requirement for signage on the approach side of all PXOS will improve sight lines between motorists approaching the PXOs and pedestrians wishing to cross the street and enhance operational safety, and will resolve enforcement issues arising from differing standard by-law and signage provisions based on road classification.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 26, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Enhancing Pedestrian Safety - Stopping Prohibition within 15 metres of Pedestrian Crossovers (PXOs) on Collector and Local Streets
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-44946.pdf)

Speakers

Anthony M. Humphreys


PW12.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20, 28 

Front Street West Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment Study
The Acting General Manager, Transportation Services has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PW12.5a for information).

Communications PW12.5.72 to PW12.5.77 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager of Transportation Services to issue a Notice of Completion and to file the Environmental Study Report for the Front Street Reconfiguration Class Environmental Assessment Study in the public record for a minimum 30 days in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee requested the Downtown Design Review Panel to meet with the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, and the Chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee to review the report on the Front Street West Reconfiguration - Environmental Assessment Study and provide comments to be forwarded to the March 5, 2012, meeting of City Council.

 

The Director, Transportation Infrastructure Management, Transportation Services, gave a presentation to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the Front Street West Reconfiguration.

Origin
(January 26, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

Union Station, the City's most important transportation hub and one of the busiest in Canada, is undergoing a major revitalization.  In addition, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is currently constructing a second platform at Union Station which requires the reconstruction of Front Street West, between Bay and York Streets.  These two concurrent initiatives provide a tremendous opportunity to cost-effectively reconfigure this section of Front Street in order to improve the public realm, enhance the pedestrian environment and safety, complement the heritage features of this important city building, and create an exciting, attractive and functional "front door" to Union Station not only for daily commuters but also for special cultural events.

 

On an average weekday, over 165,000 GO Train passengers use Union Station, most of whom have destinations to the north.  With projected increases in population in the Greater Toronto Area and employment in the City's downtown, and proposed expansion of GO Train service to meet the increasing demands, the passenger volumes at Union Station are forecast to double within fifteen years.  It is necessary, therefore, to implement measures to effectively accommodate these increased pedestrian volumes and to ensure, to the greatest extent possible, their safety.  Accordingly, a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) was undertaken to evaluate alternatives for the reconfiguration of Front Street West between York Street and Bay Street.  Although this section of Front Street is used by automobiles, cyclists, taxis, trucks, vendors, etc., the primary purpose of this EA study was to identify a new plan for Front Street that meets the City's objective of improving this area for pedestrians.

 

Fourteen alternative configurations were developed and evaluated, with input from numerous City Divisions (City Planning, Heritage, Economic Development and Culture, Technical Services) and consultation with the public, stakeholders, and external review agencies.   Based on the evaluation and consultation, a recommended plan has been developed that includes the following main features:

 

1.         A reduction in the number of traffic lanes from two lanes to one lane (widened to 4.75m to better accommodate cyclists) in each direction with a centre median and left turn lanes at appropriate locations.

 

2.         A mid-block pedestrian crossing area, with a slightly raised elevation (flush with the adjacent sidewalks) and specialized surface treatment.

 

3.         Widened sidewalks and boulevard areas on both the north and south sides of Front Street which will allow tree planting on the north side and the expansion of the public realm and civic plaza on the south side.

 

4.         Enlarged pedestrian areas and widened crosswalks at both the Front/Bay and Front/York/University intersections to accommodate increased pedestrian volumes.

 

5.         Provision of designated lay-by areas to accommodate taxi and private automobile pick-up and drop-off activity.

 

The detailed design of this reconfiguration will also include other elements that will enhance the public realm and address the needs of various users including special surface treatments, pedestrian-scale and special event lighting, bench seating, wayfinding and information booths, bicycle parking, enhanced vendor locations, etc.

 

The funds for this project are not included in the Transportation Services 2012 Capital Budget and 10-Year Capital Plan and, therefore, the source of funds for this project, estimated to be approximately $5 million, still need to be identified.  However, the work currently being done by the TTC, in addition to work related to the construction of the northwest PATH system and watermain replacement along Front Street,  provide a unique, cost-effective and, perhaps, one-time opportunity to incorporate the above recommendations.  Otherwise, deferral of consideration of this proposal will require the TTC to reinstate Front Street, following completion of their works, to the previous configuration and any future reconfiguration will come at considerably higher cost and additional disruption.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 26, 2012) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Front Street West Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment Study
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-44945.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 29, 2012) Supplementary report from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services on the Front Street West Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment Study (PW12.5a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45612.pdf)

Speakers

Marianne Moroney, Executive Director, Street Food Vendors Association
Ian Flett
Hamish Wilson (Submission Filed)
Anthony M. Humphreys
Stephen Hozack
John Duffy, Publisher, Taxi News
Councillor Pam McConnell
Councillor Adam Vaughan

Communications (Committee)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from James Allan (PW.New.PW12.5.1)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Bruce Gavin Ward (PW.New.PW12.5.2)
(February 12, 2012) E-mail from Dylan Reid (PW.New.PW12.5.3)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Patrick Dinnen (PW.New.PW12.5.4)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Craig Nicol (PW.New.PW12.5.5)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Jessica Phyland (PW.New.PW12.5.6)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Manoj Ravindran, Director, Turner & Townsend cm2r Inc. (PW.New.PW12.5.7)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Bonnie Anderson (PW.New.PW12.5.8)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Richard Underhill (PW.New.PW12.5.9)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Victoria Goodfellow Nicholls (PW.New.PW12.5.10)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Simon Strauss (PW.New.PW12.5.11)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Frederic Fellouse (PW.New.PW12.5.12)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Charles Braive (PW.New.PW12.5.13)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Grethe Jensen (PW.New.PW12.5.14)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Michael Cosby, Member of the Toronto Cyclists Union (PW.New.PW12.5.15)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from George Bell (PW.New.PW12.5.16)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Ellen Rengers (PW.New.PW12.5.17)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Bev Leroux (PW.New.PW12.5.18)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Chris Zhang (PW.New.PW12.5.19)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Geoff Rytell (PW.New.PW12.5.20)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Jacob Larsen (PW.Main.PW12.5.21)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Nadia Szilvassy (PW.New.PW12.5.22)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Doug Pritchard (PW.New.PW12.5.23)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Janet Mowat (PW.New.PW12.5.24)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Daisy McCabe-Lokos (PW.New.PW12.5.25)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Nicola Kuchta (PW.New.PW12.5.26)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Avrum Jacobson (PW.New.PW12.5.27)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Raj Bharati (PW.New.PW12.5.28)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Cayla Hache (PW.New.PW12.5.29)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Gord Henning (PW.New.PW12.5.30)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Christine Boyd (PW.New.PW12.5.31)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Nishit Shah (PW.New.PW12.5.32)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Joan Barrett (PW.New.PW12.5.33)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Albert Koke, Carol Knibbe, Robin Koke and Chenoa Koke (PW.New.PW12.5.34)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from David Shafir (PW.New.PW12.5.35)
(February 14, 2012) Letter from Herb van den Dool (PW.New.PW12.5.36)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Nuala Doherty (PW.New.PW12.5.37)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Mark Hoel (PW.New.PW12.5.38)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Alon Nashman (PW.New.PW12.5.39)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Frank Pimiskern (PW.New.PW12.5.40)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Matthew Salathiel (PW.New.PW12.5.41)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Matthew Hill (PW.New.PW12.5.42)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Norman Liu (PW.New.PW12.5.43)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Eugene Spanier (PW.New.PW12.5.44)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Chaitanya Kalevar (PW.New.PW12.5.45)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Michael Lottamoza (PW.New.PW12.5.46)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Josh Harrower (PW.New.PW12.5.47)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Jane Story (PW.New.PW12.5.48)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Peter Ledwon (PW.New.PW12.5.49)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Jessica Warner (PW.New.PW12.5.50)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.PW12.5.51)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Z. Anaya (PW.New.PW12.5.52)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Lynda Young (PW.New.PW12.5.53)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Alyssa Ginsburg (PW.New.PW12.5.54)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Chuck Castillo (PW.New.PW12.5.55)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Sheila Miller (PW.New.PW12.5.56)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Heather Wray (PW.New.PW12.5.57)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from John MacMillan (PW.New.PW12.5.58)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Beth Baskin (PW.New.PW12.5.59)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Murray D. Lumley (PW.New.PW12.5.60)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Brian Story (PW.New.PW12.5.61)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Nicolai Efimov (PW.Main.PW12.5.62)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Gary Moloney (PW.New.PW12.5.63)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Lisa Quirke (PW.New.PW12.5.64)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Gareth Davies (PW.New.PW12.5.65)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Vivien Leong (PW.New.PW12.5.66)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from David Simmons (PW.New.PW12.5.67)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Nikolas MacLean (PW.New.PW12.5.68)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Daniel G. Ross (PW.New.PW12.5.69)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Ken Clarke, Toronto Cyclists Union (PW.New.PW12.5.70)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Robert J. Brodey (PW.New.PW12.5.71)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Heather Gibson (PW.New.PW12.5.72)
Communications (City Council)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from David Phillips (CC.Main.PW12.5.72)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Lyle Jones (CC.Main.PW12.5.73)
(February 21, 2012) E-mail from Linda (CC.Main.PW12.5.74)
(February 21, 2012) E-mail from Eugene Carew (CC.Main.PW12.5.75)
(March 2, 2012) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.PW12.5.76)
(February 29, 2012) Letter from Leslie Woo, Vice President, Policy, Planning and Innovation, Metrolinx (CC.New.PW12.5.77)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/comm/communicationfile-29055.pdf)


Etobicoke York Community Council - Meeting 13
EY13.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 6 

Final Report - South Etobicoke Employment Lands Review Area Industrial Zoning Study Zoning Amendment
Bill 350 has been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code for the lands in the South Etobicoke Employment Lands Review Area substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached to the motion by Councillor Mammoliti dated February 14, 2012. 

 

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

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on February 14, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(January 24, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

The South Etobicoke Employment Review Area (SEELRA) is a long-standing industrial area in the south part of the former Etobicoke, all of which is zoned I.C2 in the former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code.  This zone permits a wide range of employment uses, including some “heavy” industrial uses.  The area is undergoing revitalization, including the emergence of a food processing cluster.

 

No portion of the SEELRA is more than 350 metres from residential areas.  Existing and potential industrial and residential uses could be negatively affected by the establishment of certain industrial uses that are permitted by the current I.C2 zoning and two site-specific by-laws that apply in the SEELRA area. 

 

This City initiative proposes to remove permission for some potentially incompatible industrial uses currently permitted.   This report reviews and recommends approval of amendments to the Zoning By-law to this effect.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 24, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding the South Etobicoke Employment Lands Review Area Industrial Zoning Study Zoning Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-44672.pdf)

(February 14, 2012) Attachment to motion by Councillor Mammoliti - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-45256.pdf)

Speakers

Jem Cain, Chair, New Toronto Good Neighbours (Submission Filed)

Communications (Community Council)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Geoff Kee (EY.Main.EY13.1.1)
(January 25, 2012) Letter from Jo Anne McKeown (EY.Main.EY13.1.2)
(January 31, 2012) E-mail from Chris Goddard (EY.New.EY13.1.3)
(February 1, 2012) E-mail from Patricia Larson (EY.New.EY13.1.4)
(February 2, 2012) E-mail from Gord Kowalishen (EY.New.EY13.1.5)
(February 2, 2012) E-mail from Graham Bowles (EY.New.EY13.1.6)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Malcolm Archer (EY.New.EY13.1.7)
(February 10, 2012) Letter from Michael J. McQuaid, Q.C. (EY.New.EY13.1.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/comm/communicationfile-28540.pdf)

(February 11, 2012) E-mail from Elaine Gurney (EY.New.EY13.1.9)
(February 7, 2012) Letter from Paul Chomik (EY.New.EY13.1.10)
(February 14, 2012) Submission from Jem Cain, Chair, New Toronto Good Neighbours (EY.New.EY13.1.11)
Declared Interests (Community Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Mark Grimes - as his family owns property in the area.


EY13.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Final Report - 8 Fieldway Road - Zoning Amendment Application
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend Zoning By-law 963-2006 for the lands known municipally as 8 Fieldway Road, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 6 to the report (January 25, 2012) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.

 

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

 

3.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the Owner:

 

a.         to revise the Functional Servicing Report and re-submit to the Executive Director of Technical Services for review and acceptance;

 

b.         to enter into a financially secured development agreement for the construction of any improvements to municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that upgrades are required, according to the Functional Servicing Report accepted by the Executive Director of Technical Services; and

 

c.         to provide, as agreed upon, Section 37 benefits in the amount of $20,000, payable to the City of Toronto, prior to the issuance of above-grade building permits.  Allocation of the funds to be applied to local improvements in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on February 14, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(January 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This application proposes the construction of a 6-storey, 110 unit condominium building at 8 Fieldway Road.  This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding a rezoning amendment application at 8 Fieldway Road.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-44733.pdf)

Speakers

Sal Vitiello, E.I. Richmond Architects Ltd.

Communications (Community Council)
(January 25, 2012) E-mail from Linda and Blair Gilmour (EY.Main.EY13.2.1)

EY13.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 11 

Request for Direction Report - Weston 2021 Revitalization Strategy
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council endorse the revitalization approach identified and outlined in the report (February 1, 2012) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District and the Director, Community Resources, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

2.         City Council direct that further community consultation be undertaken in order to present and prioritize initiatives, next steps and engage residents, wherever possible in the implementation.  This community consultation may include workshops, a charette and stakeholder meetings regarding the opportunities represented by the proposed Eglinton Crosstown LRT in the Mount Dennis and Black Creek Drive area, with officials from City Planning, the Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx invited to participate.

 

3.         City Council confirm that Social Development, Finance and Administration (SDFA) be the division lead to oversee and coordinate an inter-divisional Project Management Team (PMT) to coordinate City programs and project/initiatives that will contribute to the revitalization of the Weston community.

 

4.         City Council request that the heritage conservation initiatives currently underway in the Weston area be supported where possible, through the revitalization initiatives and approach outlined in the report (February 1, 2012) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, and the Director, Community Resources, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

Origin
(February 1, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District and the Director, Community Resources, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

The Weston community has become a focus of interest for examining opportunities to attract private investment and redevelopment due to Metrolinx's mandate to increase regional GO Train service, redevelop the existing GO Transit station in the area, and implement infrastructure for the Union Pearson Air Rail Link (ARL).  These infrastructure investments present a unique opportunity for revitalization of the community.

 

In an effort to revitalize the neighbourhood, City staff have identified the need to coordinate all of the City initiatives in the area.  The Weston 2021 Revitalization Strategy is a long-term neighbourhood approach aimed at guiding reinvestment, redevelopment and capital improvements.  This approach will build on existing community services and infrastructure development actions of City divisions and community partners.  This strategy focuses on the area bounded by Humber River to the west, Church Street to the north, Victoria Avenue to the south and Rosemount Avenue / Sam Frustaglio Drive to the east, in the Weston neighbourhood.

 

This report provides a summary and update on City and agency initiatives in the Weston community.  Further, it recommends that Council endorse the revitalization approach and the establishment of an inter-divisional implementation team to coordinate the revitalization initiatives in the community of Weston. 

 

This report has been written in consultation with the City Manager's Office and those City divisions that will be participating in the Weston 2021 Revitalization Strategy.

Background Information (Community Council)
(February 1, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District and the Director, Community Resources, Social Development, Finance and Administration
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-44958.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Weston 2021 Design Charette Report Summary (May 2011) - Part 1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-45006.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Weston 2021 Design Charette Report Summary (May 2011) - Part 2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-45007.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Weston 2021 Design Charette Report Summary (May 2011) - Part 3
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-45008.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Weston 2021 Design Charette Report Summary (May 2011) - Part 4
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-45009.pdf)

Attachment 4: Weston 2021 ULI / TAPS Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-45013.pdf)

Attachment 5 - Feasibility Study for a Cultural/Creative Hub in Weston Mount Dennis (March 22, 2011)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-45014.pdf)

(January 27, 2012) Notice of pending report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding the Weston 2021 Revitalization Strategy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-45015.pdf)

Speakers

Doug King
Cherri  Hurst

Communications (Community Council)
(February 6, 2012) E-mail from Diana Stapleton (EY.New.EY13.3.1)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from Michael J. McDonald (EY.New.EY13.3.2)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from Masum Hossain, Chairman, Weston Village BIA (EY.New.EY13.3.3)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from David McBride, Chair, Weston Village Residents Association (EY.New.EY13.3.4)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Michael J. McDonald (EY.New.EY13.3.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/comm/communicationfile-28702.pdf)


EY13.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 6 

Lifting of the Holding (H) Symbol - 68 Marine Parade Drive - Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications
Bill 383 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council further amend By-laws  1994-149 and 1994-197 by deleting the Holding (H) designation for the lands at 68 Marine Parade Drive by enacting a by-law substantially in accordance with the draft by-law attached as Attachment 4 to the report dated January 26, 2012, from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft by-law to lift the Holding (H) symbol, as may be required.

 

3.         City Council delete Recommendation 4 from the Final Report that was adopted by City Council on July 19, 20, 21 and 26, 2005, entitled "Final Report – Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning Application, 2115-2139 Lake Shore Boulevard West", as follows:

 

Approve the application to lift the Holding "H" provisions to permit the next phase of development (Phase 4) on the lands shown on Attachment No. 1, subject to final Site Plan approval and the signing of other agreements, as required.

 

4.         Before introducing the necessary Bill to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to provide a Letter of Undertaking to the satisfaction of the Executive Director of Technical Services and the Director of Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, in consultation with the City solicitor, to:

 

i         require the owner to enter into the Core Infrastructure Agreement associated with the Landowner's Precinct Plan for the Humber Bay Shores Area; and

 

ii.         require the owner to pay their proportionate share of the costs of the municipal roads, road improvements, services and any upgrade required to support the developments within the Humber Bay Shores Area.  The municipal works are based on the Precinct Plan of the Humber Bay Shores Area accepted by Technical Services and Transportation Services. 

Origin
(January 26, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to allow for the Holding (H) symbol to be lifted from 68 Marine Parade Drive.  This report provides background on the provisions of the Holding (H) symbol and reasons for lifting the Holding (H) symbol prior to final Site Plan Approval.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 26, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding zoning by-law amendment and site plan control applications - Lifting of the Holding (H) Symbol at 68 Marine Parade Drive.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-44774.pdf)


EY13.22

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 1 

Traffic Control Signals - Steeles Avenue West and Gihon Spring Drive/Leisure World Driveway
Communication EY13.22.3 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Steeles Avenue West and Gihon Spring Drive/Leisure World driveway.

 

2.         City Council advise the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, that any development of the lands adjoining the east limit of the Leisureworld Long Term Care Facility be subject to a condition that the owner of these lands pays all costs associated with signalizing the Steeles Avenue West/Gihon Spring Drive intersection, and the City Clerk notify the City of Vaughan and the Region of York of this decision.

Origin
(January 27, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the results of a Traffic Control Signal Warrant study at the intersection of Steeles Avenue West and Gihon Spring Drive/Leisure World driveway.

 

The installation of traffic control signals is not recommended at this time as the Warrant requirements are only 40% achieved and no cost-sharing agreement between the City and the Region of York or the developer of the adjacent lands could be secured as of the date of this report.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 27, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District regarding traffic control signals at Steeles Avenue West and Gihon Spring Drive/Leisure World Driveway.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-44817.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-44818.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(February 2, 2012) Submission from Justin Hane, Executive Assistant to Councillor Vincent Crisanti (EY.New.EY13.22.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/comm/communicationfile-28394.pdf)

(February 14, 2012) Petition from Councillor Vincent Crisanti, submitted by the Family Council, Leisureworld Caregiving Centre, containing approximately 251 signatures in support of traffic lights at Steeles Avenue West and Gihon Springs Drive  (EY.New.EY13.22.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/comm/communicationfile-28863.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(March 2, 2012) Letter from Councillor Vincent Crisanti, Ward 1 - Etobicoke North (CC.New.EY13.22.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/comm/communicationfile-29063.pdf)


EY13.23

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Traffic Control Signals - The East Mall and Valhalla Inn Road/Park Driveway Access
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of The East Mall and Valhalla Inn Road/ park driveway access.

Origin
(January 16, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain approval for installing traffic control signals at the intersection of The East Mall and Valhalla Inn Road/park driveway access.

 

As part of conditions of site plan approval for the construction of three high-rise condominium buildings, and sixty-eight three storey town-house units for a total of 898 dwelling units at 1 Valhalla Inn Road, traffic control signals are required to be installed at the intersection of The East Mall and Valhalla Inn Road/park driveway access. The warrant criteria for the installation of traffic control signals have been met based on projected vehicular volumes to be generated by the proposed site.

 

Since the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on The East Mall, City Council approval of this report is required. TTC staff has been consulted on the matter and do not object to the proposal.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 16, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District regarding the installation of traffic control signals at The East Mall and Valhalla Inn Road/Park Driveway Access.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-44657.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-44658.pdf)


EY13.36

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 6 

Events of Municipal Significance for Liquor Licensing Purposes
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council advise the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario that it has no objection to the following requests for:

 

            a.         A liquor license extension to permit a beer garden for a Canada Day event at the Long Branch Legion, 3850 Lakeshore Boulevard West, on Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

            b.         A liquor license extension to permit a beer garden for a Diamond Jubilee Festival event at the Long Branch Legion, 3850 Lakeshore Boulevard West, on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Summary

Seeking endorsement of various events for liquor licensing purposes.

Communications (Community Council)
(January 13, 2012) Letter from Ann Elliott, Office and Catering Manager, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 101, regarding the Canada Day event - July 1, 2012. (EY.Main.EY13.36.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/comm/communicationfile-28014.pdf)

(January 13, 2012) Letter from Ann Elliott, Office and Catering Manager, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 101, regarding the Diamond Jubilee Festival - August 19, 2012.  (EY.Main.EY13.36.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/comm/communicationfile-28015.pdf)


EY13.42

ACTION 

 

 

 

Transit Initiatives - Finch West LRT
This Item was ruled out of order by the Speaker on March 7, 2012 and was withdrawn from the agenda.

The City Clerk has submitted a memorandum on this Item (EY13.42a)
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council permit debate on the contents of the letter (February 14, 2012) addressed to Premier McGuinty and signed by 8 Members of the Etobicoke York Community Council.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Chair of the Etobicoke York Community Council announced that a letter, dated February 14, 2012, had been signed by 8 Members of the Community Council and was being sent to Premier McGuinty.

Origin
(February 14, 2012) Letter from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti
Summary

Requesting that the letter (February 14, 2012) addressed to Premier McGuinty and signed by Members of the Etobicoke York Community Council be reported to City Council in order to allow for debate by City Council.

Background Information (Community Council)
(February 14, 2012) Communication from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti regarding a letter to Premier McGuinty from Members of the Etobicoke York Community Council
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-45245.pdf)

(February 14, 2012) Letter addressed to Premier McGuinty, signed by 8 Members of the Etobicoke York Community Council
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-45247.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 27, 2012) Memorandum from the City Clerk regarding Item EY13.42 - Transit Initiatives - Finch West LRT (EY13.42a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45434.pdf)


North York Community Council - Meeting 13
NY13.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Designation of Fire Routes and amendment to Chapter 880 - Fire Routes - 108 Finch Avenue West
Bill 342 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council designate part or those parts of the private road or roads shown on the site plan filed with the Fire Chief in respect of the municipal addresses set out below, as a fire route pursuant to Municipal Code Chapter 880 - Fire Routes - 108 Finch Avenue West.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Fire Chief and City Solicitor to take the appropriate action to make a designated Fire Route.

Origin
(January 26, 2012) Report from Toronto Fire Services
Summary

To obtain Council approval for the amendment of the Fire Route By-law to designate certain locations as fire routes within the meaning of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 880, as amended.

 

Fire Services uses designated fire routes as a key mechanism in regulating fire prevention, including the prevention of spreading of fires and the delivery of fire protection services.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 26, 2012) Report form Toronto Fire Services on Designation of Fire Routes and Amendment to Chapter 880 - Fire Routes - 108 Finch Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-44725.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Draft By-law - City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 880, Fire Routes, as Amended -108 Finch Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-44726.pdf)


NY13.19

ACTION 

 

 

 

Recipient of the 2012 Agnes Macphail Award
See also Item TE13.58
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the individual named in the Confidential Attachment to the letter from the Agnes Macphail Recognition Committee as the recipient of the 2012 Agnes Macphail Award.

 

2.         City Council direct that the Confidential Attachment remain confidential until after the presentation of the 2012 Agnes Macphail Award on March 24, 2012.

Origin
(January 13, 2012) Letter from Jay Thiessen, Administrative Support, Agnes Macphail Recognition Committee
Summary

The Agnes Macphail Award was established by the Borough of East York.  It continues today as an annual event to recognize an outstanding volunteer who lives within the boundaries of the former borough.  The Agnes Macphail Selection Committee will meet, as established in the selection process, on February 8, 2012 to examine the nominations received and to select the recipient of the 2012 Agnes Macphail Award.  The name of their recommended award recipient will be provided in a Confidential Attachment.  The award will be presented on March 24, 2012 which is the anniversary of Agnes Macphail's birth.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 13, 2012) Letter from the Agnes Macphail Recognition Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-44607.pdf)

Confidential Attachment to Letter from Agnes Macphail Recognition Committee

NY13.22

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

Final Report - Common Elements Condominium Application and Part Lot Control Exemption Application - 221A - 227B Glen Park Avenue and 607-609 Marlee Avenue
Communication NY13.22.2 has been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         In accordance with the delegated approval under By-law 229-2000, as amended, City Council be advised that the Chief Planner intends to approve the draft plan of common elements condominium for the lands at 221A – 227B Glen Park Avenue, as generally illustrated on Attachment 1 to the report (January 25, 2012) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, subject to:

 

a.         the conditions as generally listed in Attachment 2 to the report (January 25, 2012) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, which except as otherwise noted must be fulfilled prior to the release of the plan of condominium for registration; and

 

b.         any such revisions to the proposed condominium plan or any such additional or modified conditions as the Chief Planner may deem to be appropriate to address matters arising from the on-going technical review of this development.

 

2.         City Council enact a Part Lot Control Exemption By-law with respect to the lands at 221A – 227B Glen Park Avenue as generally illustrated on Attachment 3 to the report (January 25, 2012) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, to be prepared to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and to expire two years following enactment by City Council.

 

3.         City Council require the owner to provide proof of payment of all current property taxes for the subject lands to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and Revenue Services, prior to the enactment of the Part Lot Control Exemption By-law.

 

4.         Prior to the introduction of the Part Lot Control Exemption Bill, City Council require the owner to register, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, a Section 118 Restriction under the Land Titles Act agreeing not to transfer or charge any part of the lands without the written consent of the Chief Planner or his designate.

 

5.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to take the necessary steps to release the Section 118 Restriction from title at such time as confirmation is received that the Common Elements Condominium has been registered.

 

6.         City Council authorize and direct the City Solicitor to register the Part Lot Control Exemption By-law on title.

 

7.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Part Lot Control Exemption By-law as may be required.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on February 14, 2012 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.  No one addressed the North York Community Council on February 14, 2012.

Origin
(January 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

The common elements condominium application proposes to establish the driveway and visitor parking at 221A – 227B Glen Park Avenue and 607-607 Marlee Avenue as a common element.  The common elements condominium is required to provide legal vehicular access to seven residential townhouse units and a three storey building containing live/work units and to ensure shared ownership and maintenance of the driveway by the condominium corporation.

 

The requested exemption from the Part Lot Control provisions of the Planning Act is required to permit the creation of conveyable lots for the seven residential townhouse units fronting Glen Park Avenue and three live/work units fronting Marlee Avenue.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the Draft Plan of Common Elements Condominium and Part Lot Control Exemption.  In addition, this report recommends that the owner of the lands be required to register a Section 118 Restriction under the Land Titles Act agreeing not to convey or mortgage any part of the lands without prior consent of the Chief Planner or his designate.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 25, 2012) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District - Final Report - Common Elements Condominium Application and Part Lot Control Exemption Application - 221A - 227B Glen Park Avenue and 607-609 Marlee Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-44673.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(February 11, 2012) E-mail from David Bagozzi (NY.New.NY13.22.1)
Communications (City Council)
(February 26, 2012) E-mail from Ken and Lucy Kirouac (CC.Main.NY13.22.2)

NY13.24

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Staff Representation at an Ontario Municipal Board Hearing - 56 Kingsdale Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and City Planning staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing in support of the Committee of Adjustment's refusal of consent and minor variance applications at 56 Kingsdale Avenue.

Origin
(February 14, 2012) Letter from Councillor Filion
Summary

Applications for Consent and Minor Variance were submitted by Tony Evangelista of In Roads Planning Consultants, on behalf of Vida Shahsavar to permit the severance of the subject property into two residential building lots and the construction of a new two-storey dwelling on each of the proposed lots. City Planning staff recommended refusal of the applications for consent and minor variance, on the basis that the lot pattern and frontages did not respect and reinforce the neighbourhood character.  On January 12, 2012, the Committee of Adjustment refused the applications for consent and minor variance.  The applicant has appealed this decision to the Ontario Municipal Board.

Background Information (Community Council)
(February 14, 2012) Letter from Councillor John Filion
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-45217.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Committee of Adjustment Notice of Decisions - Consent and Minor Variance Applications - 56 Kingsdale Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-45221.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District to the Committee of Adjustment - North York District, on Committee of Adjustment Applications - 56 Kingsdale Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-45222.pdf)


Scarborough Community Council - Meeting 13
SC13.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 42 

Proposed Permanent Closure of a Portion of Kirkhams Road
Public Notice Given
Statutory - City of Toronto Act, 2006
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council permanently close a portion of Kirkhams Road, north of Meadowvale Road, shown as Part 1 on Sketch No. PS-2011-007 attached as Appendix 2 (the "Highways") of the report (October 26, 2011) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

2.         City Council enact a by-law substantially in the form of the draft by-law attached as Appendix 1 of the report (October 26, 2011) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Scarborough Community Council held a public meeting on February 14, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the City of Toronto Act, 2006, of the proposed enactment of the draft by-law and was posted on the City's web site.  No one appeared before the Community Council.

Origin
(October 26, 2011) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to request City Council's approval to permanently close a portion of Kirkhams Road, north of Meadowvale Road.  This public highway is surplus to municipal transportation requirements.

 

Notice advising the public of the City's intention to close a portion of Kirkhams Road was given in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 162 of City of Toronto Municipal Code and the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 26, 2011) Staff Report and Appendix 1 - Proposed Permanent Closure of a portion of Kirkhams Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44426.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Location Map - Kirkhams Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44425.pdf)

Public Meeting Notice - Kirkhams Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44832.pdf)


SC13.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 44 

Assumption of Services - 5421 Lawrence Avenue East - Yellow Moon Homes Inc. - Registered Plan of Subdivision 66M-2418
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council assume the services installed for Registered Plan 66M-2418 and that the City formally assume the roads within the Plan of Subdivision.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Legal Services Division to release the portion of the performance guarantee held with respect to this Subdivision Plan 66M-2418.

 

3.         City Council direct that an assumption By-law be prepared to assume the public highway and municipal services in Subdivision Plan 66M-2418.

 

4.         City Council authorize and direct the City Solicitor to register the assumption By-law in the Land Registry Office, at the expense of the Owner.

 

5.         City Council authorize the City Clerk and Treasurer to sign any release or other documentation necessary to give effect thereto.

 

6.         City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to transfer ownership of the street lighting system constructed within Plan of Subdivision No. 66M-2418 to Toronto Hydro.

Origin
(January 18, 2012) Report from the City Solicitor
Summary

This report requests Council’s authority for the City to assume the services with respect to the above development.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 18, 2012) Staff Report and Attachment 1 - Assumption of Services - 5421 Lawrence Avenue East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44662.pdf)


SC13.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 41 

Designation of Fire Routes and Amendment to Chapter 880 - Fire Routes - 190 Silver Star Boulevard
Bill 343 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council designate part or those parts of the private road or roads shown on the site plan filed with the Fire Chief in respect of the municipal address set out below, as a fire route pursuant to Municipal Code Chapter 880- Fire Routes - 190 Silver Star Boulevard.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Fire Chief and City Solicitor to take the appropriate action to make a designated Fire Route.

Origin
(January 19, 2012) Report from the Fire Chief, Toronto Fire Services
Summary

To obtain Council approval for the amendment of the Fire Route By-law to designate certain locations as fire routes within the meaning of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 880, as amended.

 

Fire Services uses designated fire routes as a key mechanism in regulating fire prevention, including the prevention of spreading of fires and the delivery of fire protection services.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 19, 2012) Report from Toronto Fire Services - Fire Routes - 190 Silver Star Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44445.pdf)

Attachment to Report from Toronto Fire Services - Fire Route - 190 Silver Star Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44446.pdf)


SC13.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 38 

Right-Turn Lane Review - McCowan Road at Triton Road
Bills 355 and 356 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council enact the one-way traffic lane regulation, as identified in the Appendix 1 of the report (January 19, 2012) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

2.         City Council pass or amend the appropriate by-law(s) accordingly.

Origin
(January 19, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise on the need to enact a southbound designated right-turn lane by-law at the intersection of McCowan Road and Triton Road. 

 

Staff recommends the implementation of a One-Way Traffic Lane by-law for southbound right-turning traffic (buses excepted) at this location to clearly define traffic lane usage, improve traffic operations, provide a safer environment for motorists, and allow enforcement by the Toronto Police Service.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 19, 2012) Report and Appendix 1 from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - Right-Turn Lane Review - McCowan Road at Triton Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44778.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Location Plan - Right-Turn Lane Review - McCowan Road at Triton Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44779.pdf)


SC13.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 40 

Pedestrian Crossover Review - Huntingwood Drive and Fairglen Avenue
Bill 374 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the relocation of the existing Pedestrian Crossover, from the west side of Huntingwood Drive at Fairglen Avenue to the east side.

 

2.         City Council pass or amend the appropriate by-law(s) accordingly.

Origin
(January 23, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to secure the authority for the relocation of an existing Pedestrian Crossover, (PXO), from the west side of Huntingwood Drive at Fairglen Avenue to the east side of this intersection.

 

A review reveals that a new concrete sidewalk is scheduled for installation on the east side of Fairglen Avenue. In order to provide pedestrian crossing protection in line with the proposed concrete sidewalk, the existing PXO should be relocated to the east side of Fairglen Avenue.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 23, 2012) Report and Appendix 1 from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - Pedestrian Crossover Review - Huntingwood Drive and Fairglen Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44792.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Location Plan - Pedestrian Crossover Review - Huntingwood Drive and Fairglen Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44793.pdf)


SC13.18

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 41, 42 

Through Prohibition Review - Scunthorpe Road at Sheppard Avenue East
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council rescind the prohibited turn regulation, as identified in the Appendix 1 of the report (December 9, 2011) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

2.         City Council adopt Recommendation 1 conditional on the traffic island within the north side access being removed by the abutting property owner(s) to the satisfaction of the City of Toronto.

 

3.         City Council adopt Recommendations 1 and 2 conditional on all costs being borne by the abutting owner(s) on the north side.

 

4.         City Council pass or amend the appropriate by-law(s) accordingly.

Origin
(December 9, 2011) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise on the removal costs of the driveway traffic island on the north side of Scunthorpe Road at Sheppard Avenue East as well as the associated southbound through prohibition from the abutting property served by the driveway.

 

The traffic island separates the left and right turning vehicles from a car dealership and was installed at the time of the through prohibition. The owners of the abutting vehicle dealership have requested the removal of the island and associated bylaw and should bear the associated removal costs.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 9, 2011) Staff Report and Appendix 1 - Through Prohibition Review - Scunthorpe Road at Sheppard Avenue East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44427.pdf)

Location Map - Through Prohibition Review - Scunthorpe Road at Sheppard Avenue East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44428.pdf)


SC13.19

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 41 

Right-Turn Lane Review - Steeles Avenue East and Silver Star Boulevard
Bills 357 and 358 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council enact the one way traffic lane regulation, as identified in Appendix 1 of the report (January 19, 2012)  from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

2.         City Council pass or amend the appropriate by-law(s) accordingly.

Origin
(January 19, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Summary

This report describes the need to install lane designation signage and markings at a signalized intersection in the Milliken Community on Steeles Avenue East at Silver Star Boulevard.

 

Staff recommends that a One Way Traffic Lane (right-turning) by-law for the eastbound curb lane at the intersection of Steeles Avenue East and Silver Star Boulevard be designated to clearly define traffic lane usage.  This traffic control device is being recommended to enhance traffic operations and to mitigate any potential vehicular conflicts for eastbound traffic.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 19, 2012) Report and Appendix 1 from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - Right-Turn Lane Review - Steeles Avenue East and Silver Star Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44772.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Location Plan - Right-Turn Lane Review - Steeles Avenue East and Silver Star Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44773.pdf)


SC13.20

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 43 

Right-Turn Lane Review - Kingston Road and Westlake Road
Bills 359 and 360 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council enact the one way traffic lane regulation, as identified in Appendix 1 of the report (January 19, 2012) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

2.         City Council pass or amend the appropriate by-law(s) accordingly.

Origin
(January 19, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Summary

This report describes the need to enact an eastbound designated right-turn lane by-law at  3969 Kingston Road.

 

Staff recommends the implementation of a One Way Traffic Lane (right-turning) by-law for eastbound right-turning traffic (buses excepted) at this location to clearly define traffic lane usage. This measure is being recommended to normalise traffic operations and mitigate any conflicts between traffic movements.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 19, 2012) Report and Appendix 1 from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - Right-Turn Lane Review - Kingston Road and Westlake Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44767.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Location Plan - right-Turn Lane Review - Kingston Road and Westlake Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44768.pdf)


SC13.21

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 44 

U-Turn Prohibition Study - Kingston Road, West of Sheppard Avenue East / Port Union Road
Bills 361 and 362 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council enact the prohibited turns regulation, as identified in Appendix 1 of the report (January 19, 2012) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

2.         City Council pass or amend the appropriate by-law(s) accordingly.

Origin
(January 19, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain approval for the installation of a U-Turn prohibition for westbound Kingston Road, West of Sheppard Avenue East / Port Union Road. Traffic studies reveal that a U-Turn Prohibition is justified. Prohibiting U-Turns will provide a safer environment for roadway users and allow enforcement by the Toronto Police Service.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 19, 2012) Report and Appendix 1 from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - U-Turn Prohibition Study - Kingston Road, West of Sheppard Avenue East/Port Union Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44780.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Location Plan - U-Turn Prohibition Study - Kingston Road, West of Sheppard Avenue East/Port Union Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44781.pdf)


SC13.26

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 44 

38 Tideswell Boulevard - Common Elements Condominium Application - Final Report
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         In accordance with the delegated approval under By-law 229-2000, City Council be advised that the Chief Planner intends to approve the draft plan of common elements condominium for the lands at 38 Tideswell Boulevard, as generally illustrated on Attachment 1 of the report (January 11, 2012) from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District, subject to:

 

a.         the conditions as generally listed in Attachment 2 of the report (January 11, 2012) from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District, which except as otherwise noted, must be fulfilled prior to the release of the plan of condominium for registration.

 

b.         any such revisions to the proposed condominium plan or any such additional or modified conditions as the Chief Planner may deem to be appropriate to address matters arising from the on-going technical review of this development.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Scarborough Community Council held a statutory public meeting on February 14, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(January 11, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District
Summary

This application proposes to create a common elements condominium consisting of an internal private roadway, parking and landscaped areas for a development consisting of 13 townhouses located at 38 Tideswell Boulevard.  The common elements condominium is required in order to secure shared ownership and maintenance of the internal private roadway, parking and landscape areas to support the residential townhouse development that is under construction.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the draft plan of common elements condominium.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 11, 2012) Report and Attachments 1-3 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44804.pdf)

Notice of Public Meeting - 38 Tideswell Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-44829.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(January 26, 2012) E-mail from Ranjiv Kohli (SC.Main.SC13.26.1)
(February 3, 2012) E-mail from Councillor Ron Moeser (SC.New.SC13.26.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/comm/communicationfile-28526.pdf)


SC13.28

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 37 

Business Community Sign Installation - Crockford Business Area
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to approve the design, the location and permit the installation of business community signs within the public road allowance to identify the Crockford Boulevard Business community.

 

2.         The Neighbourhood Improvement Unit in Transportation Services be responsible for maintenance of the installed signs, including removal of graffiti and keeping the signs in a state of good repair.

Origin
(February 3, 2012) Letter from Councillor Michael Thompson
Summary

The Crockford Boulevard Business community is located on Crockford Boulevard between Lawrence Avenue East and Bertrand Avenue in Ward 37.  The business owners in this community are proud to work in this area and have requested that I put forward this Motion seeking permission for appropriate signage to be installed that will recognize their community and identify it to consumers.

 

A preliminary estimate for the signs to be designed, manufactured and installed is $30,000.00.  Funding will be provided by the Neighbourhood Improvement Unit in Transportation Services as a component of a comprehensive capital project for the area, which also includes a storm water garden, raised planters and landscape features at the intersections of Crockford Boulevard and both Lawrence Avenue East and Bertrand Avenue.

 

By virtue of my submission of this Motion, I advise that I support this request from my constituents and commit to working with them and Transportation Services staff to ensure the design of the sign meets the attached Criteria for the Installation of Neighbourhood and Community Signs within City of Toronto Road Allowance (Appendix A).  This Motion would amend the current requirements for neighbourhood and community signage policies in advance of complete reporting out by Transportation Services on this and the street naming sign policies.

 

Background Information (Community Council)
(February 3, 2012) Letter and Appendix A from Council Michael Thompson - Business Community Sign Installation - Crockford Business Area
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45042.pdf)


SC13.31

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 41 

Amend Section 37 Agreement for 5789-5951 Steeles Avenue East
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to amend the provisions of the current Section 37 Agreement with 5789-5951 Steeles Avenue East to extend the deadline for the final cash payment to January 31, 2013.

Origin
(February 10, 2012) Letter from Councillor Chin Lee
Summary

As per the Section 37 provisions for this development, the owner agreed to make a cash contribution of $1.8 million to fund capital cost of expanding the existing Milliken Park Community Recreation Centre.  To date $180,000 has been contributed.

 

As a result of a downturn in the economy, Scarborough Community Council, at its meeting of June 22, 2011, agreed to extend the deadline for the remainder of Section 37 monies, including 8% interest per annum, to January 31, 2012.  This extension was approved by City Council at its meeting of July 12, 2011.

 

Late last year, this development came under new ownership and, as a result, a request was made to extend the deadline for the final Section 37 cash payment of $1.62 million, plus interest, to allow the new owners to complete the re-design and bring this development to fruition.

Background Information (Community Council)
(February 10, 2012) Letter from Councillor Lee - Section 37 Agreement - 5789-5951 Steeles Avenue East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45194.pdf)


Toronto and East York Community Council - Meeting 13
TE13.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22 

Final Report - 538 and 540 Eglinton Avenue East - Zoning Amendment Application
Bill 344 has been submitted on this Item.
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 538 and 540 Eglinton Avenue East substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment included as Attachment No. 6 to the report dated January 19, 2012 from the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

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

 

3.         Before introducing the necessary bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require that the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning that:

 

i.          The east-west easement held by the owner of 542 Eglinton Avenue East is maintained.

 

ii.         A control arm on the north end of the north-south driveway at the east-west easement and the adjacent 542 Eglinton Avenue East parking area will be installed.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on February 14, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(January 19, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application was made on December 21, 2010 and is subject to the new provisions of the Planning Act and the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

 

This application proposes to demolish an existing house at 538 and 540 Eglinton Avenue East which is currently used as professional offices and to construct seven, 4.5-storey street related townhouse units with integral garages at the rear accessed by a private driveway.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law based on its planning and design attributes which include:

 

a.         the proposed townhouse development is a permitted land use under the Apartment Neighbourhood designation in the Official Plan;

 

b.         the proposed development complies with the intent of the Urban Design Guidelines for Infill Townhouses, including the guidelines which are related to: accessibility to public streets, neighbourhood streetscapes, sunlight and sky views, building façade, grade and landscaping;

 

c.         the proposed townhouses are under the permitted zoned height and the overall development marginally exceeds the permitted 2.0 times density by 0.2 times the lot area; and

 

d.         the proposed development includes 1 parking space per unit as required by the Zoning By-law.  Parking is provided in individual integral garages which are accessed from a common driveway located to the rear of each unit.  The front yard of each unit is reserved for landscaping and the approach to the main entrance.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 19, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 538 and 540 Eglinton Avenue East - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44610.pdf)

Speakers

J. Craig Hunter, Armstrong Hunter and Associates

Communications (Community Council)
(February 14, 2012) Letter from Michael B. Vaughan, QC. Professional Corporation (TE.Supp.TE13.1.1)

TE13.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22 

Final Report - 111 St. Clair Avenue West - Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the Official Plan for the lands at 111 St. Clair Avenue West substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment No. 10 to the report of the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, dated January 25, 2012.

 

2.         City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86, for the lands at 111 St. Clair Avenue West substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 11 to the report of the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, dated January 25, 2012, with the condition that the overall height of the tower is now 82.3 metres with mechanical penthouse, with the massing articulated in a manner similar to the recommended massing, reducing the building from 28 to 26 storeys.

 

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

 

4.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner of the lands at 111 St. Clair Avenue West to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act as follows:

 

a.         The community benefits recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement are as follows:

 

i.          An indexed cash payment of $1,025,000 payable prior to the issuance of the first above grade building permit.  Such payment will be deposited to the Planning Act Reserve Fund.  The funds are to be used for local parkland and streetscape improvements, as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor, with such amount to be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment.

 

ii.         A public art contribution of $675,000 towards the Public Art Program.  The public art is to be located on site adjacent to St. Clair Avenue West, on privately owned and publicly accessible open space.  The location will be identified as part of the Site Plan Control process.

 

iii.        The owner shall provide an easement over the subject lands, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, in order to provide publicly accessible open space, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner, in association with the public art installation.  The easement will be secured, and the open space will be designed, through the Site Plan Control process.

 

5.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require that the applicant shall have been issued a Notice of Approval Conditions as part of the Site Plan Control process under Section 41(16) of the Planning Act and Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act.

 

6.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner of the lands at 111 St. Clair Avenue West to enter into a secured Agreement with the City to ensure the provision of all necessary improvements to the existing municipal infrastructure in connection with the Functional Servicing Report, to the satisfaction of the Executive Director of Technical Services.

 

7.         City Council require that the applicant shall provide the current residents of Foxbar Road with 10 spaces in the commercial parking lot to be located at 111 St. Clair Avenue West for use between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from Friday at 5:00 p.m. through to Monday at 8:00 a.m. These spaces will be granted to the current residents of Foxbar Avenue in perpetuity.

 

8.         City Council require that the applicant shall ensure that no trucks associated with the construction of 111 St. Clair Avenue West park on Foxbar Road.

 

9.         City Council require that the applicant shall endeavour to limit access to the construction site of 111 St. Clair Avenue West south of the driveway of 54 Foxbar Road (Bradgate Arms).

 

10.       City Council require that the applicant shall appoint a Community Liaison to work with the Foxbar Neighbourhood Association, residents of 110, 112, 150 St. Clair Avenue West and 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 Oriole Road to mitigate construction impacts.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on February 14, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(January 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

The applications propose to construct a 28-storey residential building and ten 3-storey townhouses at the rear of the lands municipally known as 111 St. Clair Avenue West.

 

The proposed development has been found to be substantially in compliance with the development criteria for Mixed Used Areas, Avenues, Public Realm, Built Form, and all other relevant Official Plan and Secondary Plan policies and urban design guidelines.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the applications to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 111 St. Clair Avenue West - Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44828.pdf)

Speakers

Adam J. Brown, Sherman Brown Dryer Karol
Paul LeVay, Acting President, Foxbar Neighbourhood Association

Communications (Community Council)
(January 31, 2012) E-mail from Ron Hendrix, Manager, Real Estate Services, Catholic Cemeteries Archdiocese of Toronto (TE.Main.TE13.2.1)
(February 1, 2012) Letter from Todd Hargarten and Sarah Morgenstern (TE.Supp.TE13.2.2)
(February 3, 2012) E-mail from Jennifer Dickie (TE.Supp.TE13.2.3)
(February 5, 2012) E-mail from Shahla Navai and Faramarz Navai (TE.Supp.TE13.2.4)
(February 7, 2012) Letter from David and Caroline Morgenstern (TE.Supp.TE13.2.5)
(February 8, 2012) E-mail from Betty Ann and Donald Crosbie (TE.Supp.TE13.2.6)
(February 13, 2012) Letter from Paul Le Vay, Acting President, Foxbar Neighbourhood Association (TE.Supp.TE13.2.7)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from John and Monique Taylor (TE.Supp.TE13.2.8)

TE13.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22 

Final Report - 129 St. Clair Avenue West and Part of 111 St. Clair Avenue West - Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the Official Plan for the lands at 129 St. Clair Avenue West, and part of 111 St. Clair Avenue West substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment No. 11 to the report of the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, dated January 25, 2012.

 

2.         City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86, for the lands at 129 St. Clair Avenue West and part of 111 St. Clair Avenue West substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 12 to the report of the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, dated January 25, 2012, with the building envelopes shown on Map 2 altered to locate the tower and associated building elements approximately 7 metres toward St. Clair Avenue, as shown in the "Courtyard Proposal" in the plans prepared by Diamond Schmitt Architects dated February 8, 2012, and such other changes as may be appropriate to implement the Courtyard Proposal, while keeping the front and side yard setbacks of the townhouses as identified in the draft zoning by-law.

 

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

 

4.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner of 129 St. Clair Avenue West and part of 111 St. Clair Avenue West to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act as follows:

 

a.         The community benefits recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement are as follows:

 

i.          An indexed cash payment of $1,225,000 payable prior to the issuance of the first above grade building permit.  Such payment will be deposited to the Planning Act Reserve Fund.  The funds are to be used for local parkland and streetscape improvements, as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor, with such amount to be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment.

 

ii.         A public art contribution of $675,000 towards the Public Art Program.  The public art is to be located on site adjacent to St. Clair Avenue West, on privately owned and publicly accessible open space.  The location will be identified as part of the Site Plan Control process.

 

iii.        The owner shall provide an easement over the subject lands, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, in order to provide publicly accessible open space, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner, in association with the public art installation.  The easement will be secured, and the open space will be designed, through the Site Plan Control process.

 

b.         The following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

i.          The owner shall enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement (HEA) for 129 St. Clair Avenue West to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and the City Solicitor, with the agreement to be registered on title to the lands in a manner satisfactory to the City Solicitor.  The HEA will include an appendix of approved alterations to the property, including the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by E.R.A. Architects Inc., dated November 16, 2011, and architectural drawings submitted by Diamond and Schmitt Architects dated February 8, 2012, as well as a detailed description of how the retained portion of the designated property will be shored, stabilized, kept in-situ and protected during construction of this project.

 

ii.         Prior to final site plan approval, the owner shall provide to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services:

 

A.        an as-found record of the existing building including photographs keyed to plans and elevations of all the visible exteriors and interiors;

 

B.        the detailed Conservation Plan for the conservation work described in the November 16, 2011 Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by E.R.A. Architects, to be prepared by a qualified heritage consultant, detailing recommended interventions, exterior restoration, estimated costs and a schedule of short and long term maintenance requirements;

 

C.        an Interpretation Plan;

 

D.        a Heritage Lighting Plan;

 

E.         site plan drawings in accordance with the November 16, 2011 Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by E.R.A. Architects;

 

F.         a final landscape plan that supports the heritage character of the heritage building; and

 

G.        a Letter of Credit, in a form and an amount satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, to secure all restoration and interpretation work included in the detailed Conservation Plan.

 

5.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require that the applicant shall have been issued a Notice of Approval Conditions as part of the Site Plan Control process under Section 41(16) of the Planning Act and Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act.

 

6.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner of the lands at 129 St. Clair Avenue West to enter into a secured Agreement with the City to ensure the provision of all necessary improvements to the existing municipal infrastructure in connection with the Functional Servicing Report, to the satisfaction of the Executive Director of Technical Services.

 

7.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Toronto and East York Community Council upon the implementation of the proposed alterations to Foxbar Road as set out in the letter dated February 9, 2012 from BA Group Transportation Consultants to the City, entitled "129 St. Clair Avenue West (Deer Park Condominium) Response to Working Group Meetings"; and that, notwithstanding Recommendation 4.a.i. of the Final Report, a maximum of $300,000.00 of the $1,225,000.00 to be secured by the Section 37 Agreement for local parkland and streetscape improvements be allocated for such alterations to Foxbar Road as may be implemented by the City.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on February 14, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(January 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application proposes to alter the existing heritage-designated church, former Deer Park United at 129 St. Clair Avenue West, to adaptively reuse the church for non-residential and residential uses.  A new 27-storey residential building and six townhouse-form grade related units fronting onto Foxbar Road are proposed.  The alteration of the church includes the removal of the Sunday school wing at the south end.

 

The proposed development has been found to be substantially in compliance with the development criteria for Mixed Used Areas, Avenues, Public Realm, Built Form, and all other relevant Official Plan and Secondary Plan policies and urban design guidelines. 

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the applications to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 129 St. Clair Avenue West and Part of 111 St. Clair Avenue West - Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44834.pdf)

Speakers

Stephen H. Diamond, President, Diamond Corp.
Don Schmitt, Diamond and Schmitt Architects Incorporated
Julian Smith, Executive Director, Willowbank
Paul LeVay, President, Foxbar Neighbourhood Association

Communications (Community Council)
(February 1, 2012) Letter from Todd Hargarten and Sarah Morgenstern (TE.Supp.TE13.3.1)
(February 3, 2012) E-mail from Jennifer Dickie (TE.Supp.TE12.3.2)
(February 5, 2012) E-mail from Shahla Navai and Faramarz Navai (TE.Supp.TE13.3.3)
(February 7, 2012) Letter from David and Caroline Morgenstern (TE.Supp.TE13.3.4)
(February 8, 2012) E-mail from Betty Ann and Donald Crosbie (TE.Supp.TE13.3.5)
(February 11, 2012) E-mail from John and Monique Taylor (TE.Supp.TE13.3.6)
(February 11, 2012) Letter from Paul Le Vay, Acting President, Foxbar Neighbourhood Association (TE.Supp.TE13.3.7)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from Roy and Jenn Fantham (TE.Supp.TE13.3.8)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from John L. Burns, Legal Consultant (TE.Supp.TE13.3.9)

TE13.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22 

Alteration to Designated Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 129 St. Clair Avenue West (Deer Park United Church)
The Toronto Preservation Board has submitted a transmittal on this Item (TE13.4b with recommendations)
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council submits this matter to Council without recommendation.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council requested the Manager of Heritage Preservation Services to report to the February 21, 2012, meeting of the Toronto Preservation Board on alterations reflecting the Courtyard Proposal, and further that the recommendations of the Toronto Preservation Board be sent directly to City Council for its meeting on March 5 and 6, 2012, for consideration with Item TE13.4, headed "Alteration to Designated Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 129 St. Clair Avenue West (Deer Park United Church)."

Origin
(January 5, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that City Council consent to the alteration of the designated heritage property included in this development project known as 129 St. Clair Avenue West, Deer Park United Church, subject to conditions and authorize the City to enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the owner.

 

This application proposes to alter the existing heritage-designated church, former Deer Park United at 129 St. Clair Avenue West, to adaptively reuse the church for non-residential and residential uses.  A new 27-storey residential building and six townhomes fronting onto Foxbar Road are proposed.  The alteration of the church includes the removal of the Sunday school wing at the south end.

 

City Council's consent is required for the alteration to the designated heritage property under Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act. This report is being brought forward at the same time as a report on the proposed official plan and zoning by-law amendments from the Director, Community Planning for the subject property.  Currently, no site plan application has been submitted.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 5, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division - Alteration to Designated Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 129 St. Clair Avenue West (Deer Park United Church)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44605.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 21, 2012) Transmittal from the Toronto Preservation Board on Alteration to a Designated Heritage Property (revised application) - 129 St. Clair Avenue West (Deer Park United Church) (TE13.4b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45401.pdf)

(February 16, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division on Alteration to a Designated Heritage Property (revised application) - 129 St. Clair Avenue West (Deer Park United Church)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45403.pdf)

(February 21, 2012) Submission from Ernest D. Boyden, Foxbar Neighbourhood Association, filed at the Toronto Preservation Board
Speakers

Stephen H. Diamond, President, Diamond Corp.
Don Schmitt, Diamond and Schmitt Architects Incorporated
Julian Smith, Executive Director, Willowbank
Paul LeVay, President, Foxbar Neighbourhood Association

Communications (Community Council)
(February 1, 2012) Letter from Todd Hargarten and Sarah Morgenstern (TE.Supp.TE13.4.1)
(February 3, 2012) E-mail from Jennifer Dickie (TE.Supp.TE13.4.2)
(February 5, 2012) E-mail from Shahla Navai and Faramarz Navai (TE.Supp.TE13.4.3)
(February 7, 2012) Letter from David and Caroline Morgenstern (TE.Supp.TE13.4.4)
(February 8, 2012) E-mail from Betty Ann and Donald Crosbie (TE.Supp.TE13.4.5)
(February 11, 2012) E-mail from John and Monique Taylor (TE.Supp.TE13.4.6)
(February 11, 2012) Letter from Paul Le Vay, Acting President, Foxbar Neighbourhood Association (TE.Supp.TE13.4.7)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from Roy and Jenn Fantham (TE.Supp.TE13.4.8)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from John L. Burns, Legal Consultant (TE.Supp.TE13.4.9)

4a Alteration to Designated Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 129 St. Clair Avenue West (Deer Park United Church)
Origin
(January 16, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on January 16, 2012, considered the report (January 5, 2012) from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning, respecting Alteration to Designated Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement – 129 St. Clair Avenue West (Deer Park United Church).

 

The following persons addressed the Toronto Preservation Board.

 

-           Cynthia MacDougall, McCarthy Tetrault

-           Michael McClelland, E.R.A. Architects Inc.

-           Karen Melville, Foxbar Neighbourhood Association

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 16, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Alteration to Designated Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement 129 St. Clair Avenue West (Deer Park United Church)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44612.pdf)


TE13.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Final Report - 94 Cumberland Street - Zoning Amendment
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 94 Cumberland Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 8 to the report of the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, dated January 25, 2012.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required, including necessary amendments to permit stacking bicycle parking racks.

 

3.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner of the land at 94 Cumberland Street to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act as follows:

 

a.         The community benefits recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement are as follows:

 

i.          An indexed contribution of $1,100,000, of which $300,000 is to be paid within thirty (30) days following the Zoning By-law Amendments becoming final and binding with all appeal periods having expired and the remaining $800,000 is to be paid prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit.

 

The first $300,000 payment will be used towards a Heritage Conservation District Study for the Yonge-Yorkville area, as identified in the list of potential Heritage Conservation Districts, authorized for Section 37 funding.  The boundaries of the study will be determined by the Manager of Heritage Preservation Services. The remaining monies will be directed towards improvements to the Village of Yorkville Park, as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor, with such amount to be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment.

 

The following payment of $800,000 will be used for area streetscape and parkland improvements, as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor, with such amount to be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment.

 

ii.         In addition to the cash contribution, the Owner is required to provide upgraded materials, lighting and artwork at the base of the building, to a value of $300,000, at the discretion of the Owner to be secured in the Site Plan Agreement.

 

b.         The following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

As part of the Site Plan Approval process, the owner shall provide a pedestrian easement within the 1.5 metre setback along Bellair Street.

 

4.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require that the applicant shall have been issued a Notice of Approval Conditions as part of the Site Plan Control process under Section 41(16) of the Planning Act and Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on February 14, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(January 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application proposes a 22-storey (75.7 metres plus 5.5m mechanical penthouse), mixed-use building with 127 residential units and 87 parking spaces in 5 levels of underground parking at 94 Cumberland Street.

 

The proposed development has been found to be substantially in compliance with the development criteria for Mixed Used Areas, Downtown, Area Specific Policy 211, Public Realm, Built Form, and all other relevant Official Plan policies and the Bloor - Yorkville/North Midtown Urban Design Guidelines.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 94 Cumberland Street - Zoning Amendment - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44798.pdf)

Speakers

Richard Shekter
Laurence Bernstein (Submission Filed)
Garth Lusby
Christopher Williams, Aird & Berlis LLP
Mary Flynn-Guglietti, McMillan LLP
Adam J. Brown, Sherman Brown Dryer Karol
Sol Wassermuhl, President, Page + Steele IBI Group, Architects

Communications (Community Council)
(February 10, 2012) Letter from Ron Palmer, Chair, PPUD Committee, Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area (TE.Supp.TE13.5.1)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Gee Chung, President, Greater Yorkville Residents' Association (TE.Supp.TE13.5.2)
(February 13, 2012) Letter from Christopher Williams, Aird & Berlis LLP (TE.Supp.TE13.5.3)
(February 13, 2012) Letter from Mary Glynn-Guglietti, McMillan LLP (TE.Supp.TE13.5.4)
(February 14, 2012) Submission from Laurence Bernstein on behalf of the Board of Directors, Condominium Corporation No. 1472 80 Cumberland Street (TE.Supp.TE13.5.5)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Saroj Jain (TE.Supp.TE13.5.6)

TE13.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Final Report - 195 Davenport Road and 131 Hazelton Avenue - Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications
Bills 379 and 380 have been submitted on this Item.
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the Official Plan for the lands at 131 Hazelton Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment No. 9 to the report of the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, dated January 25, 2012.

 

2.         City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 195 Davenport Road and 131 Hazelton Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 10 to the report of the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, dated January 25, 2012.

 

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, City Council require the owner of the lands at 195 Davenport Road and 131 Hazelton Avenue to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act as follows:

 

a.         The community benefits recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement are as follows:

 

i.          An indexed payment of $100,000, payable prior to introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment.  Such payment will be deposited into the Planning Act Reserve Fund.  The funds are to be used for streetscape improvements in the local area, as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor, with such amount to be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment.

  

ii.         An indexed payment of $400,000, prior to the registration of the proposed condominium.  If a draft plan of condominium is not applied for, the payment must be made within 2 years of the first above grade building permit.  Such payment will be deposited into the Planning Act Reserve Fund.  The funds are to be used for streetscape improvements in the local area, as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor, with such amount to be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment.

 

b.         The following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

i.          The owner shall incorporate in the construction of the building, and thereafter maintain, exterior building and landscape materials, including but not limited to Indiana limestone and brick, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division. 

 

ii.         The Owner shall provide a Letter of Substantial Completion signed by the project architect and Heritage Consultant verifying that the development has been built as approved, prior to the issuance of an occupancy permit for the development, to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

5.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require that the applicant shall have been issued a Notice of Approval Conditions as part of the Site Plan Control process under Section 41(16) of the Planning Act and Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on February 14, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(January 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application proposes to construct a 9-storey mixed-use building (32 metres plus a 4-metre mechanical penthouse), with 38 residential units and one retail unit, at 195 Davenport Road and 131 Hazelton Avenue.  A total of 67 vehicular parking spaces are proposed, including 4 visitor spaces, in 4 levels of underground parking accessible from Davenport Road.

 

The proposed development has been found to be substantially in compliance with the development criteria for the Mixed Used Areas and Downtown policies, but will require a site specific amendment to the Official Plan’s Neighbourhoods built form policies.  Cumulatively, the development proposal meets the applicable policies and guidelines.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 195 Davenport Road and 131 Hazelton Avenue - Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44809.pdf)

Speakers

Shirley Morriss, ABC Residents' Association
Joan Boggs
Lawrence  Finn, Lawrence Finn & Associates Ltd.
Adam J. Brown, Sherman Brown Dryer Karol
Sol Wassermuhl, President, Page + Steele IBI Group, Architects

Communications (Community Council)
(February 13, 2012) Letter from Joan M. Boggs, Dejan and Mare Ristic, Rachel Rafelman, Mike Jackson and Michael Killinger,Tim and Arlene Desjardins, Bill Peers and Munaza Chaudhry (TE.Supp.TE13.6.1)
(February 14, 2012) Letter from Ian Carmichael, Co-President, ABC Residents Association (TE.Supp.TE13.6.2)

TE13.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

131 Hazelton Avenue - Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property within the Yorkville-Hazelton Heritage Conservation District and Approval of a Replacement Structure
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the demolition of the building at 131 Hazelton Avenue within the Yorkville-Hazelton Heritage Conservation District and approve the replacement structure in accordance with the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared May 13, 2011 by ERA Architects Inc., the Addendum to the Heritage Impact Assessment memorandum of November 28, 2011 and the plans prepared by Page & Steele Architects received by the City Planning Division November 29,  2011, on file with the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services subject to the following conditions:

 

a.         The owner shall receive approval from City Council for the associated rezoning application submitted for 195 Davenport Road and 131 Hazelton Avenue.

 

b.         Prior to final site plan approval, the owner shall provide the following to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services:

 

i.          detailed plans, drawings, materials and specifications for the development as a whole; and

 

ii.         a final landscape plan that enhances the heritage character of the area and conforms to the District Plan.

  

c.         Prior to occupancy, provide a Letter of Substantial Completion signed by the project architect and heritage consultant verifying that the development has been built as approved, to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, to be secured within the Section 37 Agreement for the rezoning of 195 Davenport Avenue.

 

2.         City Council authorize the issuance of any heritage permit for the property located at 131 Hazelton Avenue, for the demolition, excavation, and/or shoring of the subject property, after the Zoning By-law amendment for the replacement structure in Part 1 above has come into full force and effect.

Origin
(January 4, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve the demolition of the designated heritage property at 131 Hazelton Avenue and approve the replacement component that will be integrated within the larger development at 195 Davenport Road and 131 Hazelton Avenue. The proposed development is subject to rezoning and site plan control applications.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 4, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division - 131 Hazelton Avenue - Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property within the Yorkville-Hazelton Heritage Conservation District and Approval of a Replacement Structure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44604.pdf)

Speakers

Shirley Morriss, ABC Residents' Association
Joan Boggs
Lawrence Finn, Lawrence Finn & Associates Ltd.
Adam J. Brown, Sherman Brown Dryer Karol
Sol Wassermuhl, President, Page + Steele IBI Group Architects


7a 131 Hazelton Avenue - Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property within the Yorkville-Hazelton Heritage Conservation District and Approval of a Replacement Structure
Origin
(January 16, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on January 16, 2012, considered the report (January 4, 2012) from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning, respecting 131 Hazelton Avenue – Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property within the Yorkville-Hazelton Heritage Conservation District and Approval of a Replacement Structure.

 

Adam Brown, Solicitor, Sherman Brown Dryer Karol addressed the Toronto Preservation Board.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 16, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - 131 Hazelton Avenue - Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property within the Yorkville-Hazelton Heritage Conservation District and Approval of a Replacement Structure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44616.pdf)


TE13.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Final Report - 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street - Zoning Amendment Application
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the Zoning By-law for the lands at 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 5 to the report dated January 20, 2012 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning, to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required to give effect to the intent of the recommendations contained in this report.

 

3.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner of the lands at 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street to enter into a secured Agreement with the City to ensure the provision of all necessary improvements to the existing municipal infrastructure in connection with (a) the Functional Servicing Report, to the satisfaction of the Executive Director of Technical Services; and (b) the Transportation Study, to the satisfaction of the General Manager of Transportation Services, should it be determined that improvements to such infrastructure are required to support this development.

 

4.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, require the Owner to enter into one or more agreements pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning and the City Solicitor.  The agreements to be registered on title to the lands in a manner satisfactory to the City Solicitor and to secure the following matters from the owner at its expense:

           

a.         The community benefits recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement are as follows:

 

i.          The owner shall design and construct streetscape improvements, at a minimum cost of $500,000, to the north and south side of Sultan Street, portions of St. Thomas Street and the local area (the “Streetscape Improvements”) to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Technical Services and the Ward Councillor.

 

ii.         Prior to the issuance of the first above grade building permit the owner shall submit to the City a design for the Streetscape Improvements acceptable to the Executive Director, Technical Services, and provide the City with a Letter of Credit to secure the approved design in a form and amount acceptable to the Executive Director, Technical Services.

 

iii.        The owner shall construct the Streetscape Improvements at the same time and in co-ordination with the construction of the site.

 

iv.        The minimum construction cost of $500,000 shall be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto for the period from the date the Section 37 Agreement to the date of the submission of the acceptable Streetscape Improvement design.

 

v.         If it is determined by the Executive Director, Technical Services that the Streetscape Improvements cost less than $500,000, or are no longer required, the remainder of the minimum construction cost of $500,000 shall be used for community benefits as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

 

b.         The following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

i.          Enter into a Site Plan Agreement to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning, under Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.  The site plan shall address such matters as:

 

a.         materiality of the building, in particular the type of glazing to be used on the tower to reduce glare during the day, provide privacy and reduce light pollution at night;

 

b.         type of vegetation proposed in the green roof, particularly on the east side of the building on the podium roof;

 

c.         location of venting for the parking garage; and

 

d.         landscape and streetscape proposed along Sultan Street and St. Thomas Street.

 

ii.         The Owner shall construct and maintain the development in accordance with Tier 1 performance measures of the Toronto Green Standard, as adopted by Toronto City Council at its meeting held on October 26 and 27, 2009 through the adoption of Item PG32.3 of the Planning and Growth Management Committee.

 

5.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the Owner to enter into one or more Heritage Easement Agreements for 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning and to register these agreements on title:

 

i.          City Council consent to the alteration of the six designated heritage properties located at 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street subject to the following conditions:

 

a.         That the retained portions of the designated properties identified in the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by E.R.A. Architects Inc., dated December 15, 2011 and architectural drawings submitted by Harari Pontarini Architects dated December 12, 2011 be braced, shored, stabilized and kept in situ during construction of this project barring the inability of the owner to secure necessary lane closures on Sultan Street.

 

b.         If the owner is unable to secure approval for required lane closures on Sultan Street and are therefore unable to retain portions of the designated property at 1 Sultan Street in situ during construction, the retained portions of 1 Sultan shall be documented, removed, stored and reconstructed subject to site plan approval and to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

c.         Prior to the introduction of the Bills to City Council for the zoning by-law amendment, the owner shall enter into an agreement with the City to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreements for 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street, to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and the City Solicitor, with the amended agreements to be registered on title to the lands in a manner satisfactory to the City Solicitor to reflect the changes as described in this report, including a Conservation Plan, in accordance with the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by E.R.A. Architects Inc., dated December 15, 2011.

 

d.         Prior to final Site Plan Approval, the owner shall:

 

i.          provide site plan drawings to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

ii.         provide a Conservation Plan for the heritage buildings;

 

iii.        provide a Letter of Credit in a form and amount satisfactory to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, for all alteration and restoration work contained in the approved Conservation Plan;

 

iv.        provide a detailed exterior lighting plan that will enhance the building's heritage character;

 

v.         provide a detailed signage plan that allows for identification, but is in keeping with the heritage character of the building.

 

e.         Prior to the issuance of any heritage permit pursuant to the Ontario Heritage Act, including a permit for alteration of any structure on the subject property, and including any permit for shoring or excavation on the subject property, or any portion of such property:

 

i.          the related zoning by-law amendment shall be in full force and effect;

 

ii.         the owner shall have obtained final site plan approval from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning; and

 

iii.        the owner shall submit final plans and drawings to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

f.          Prior to the release of the Letter of Credit, the owner shall provide a Letter of Substantial completion for the restoration work, signed by the project architect and heritage consultant to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

g.         That raised entries for 3 and 9 Sultan Street, and 11 St. Thomas Street will be modified for accessibility only in the event that it is required for tenancies and will be subject to site plan approval. Should arrangement of tenancies and uses, such as a sole ground floor tenant, allow for barrier-free access from the street to be provided at other locations, the remaining entries for 3 and 9 Sultan Street, and 11 St. Thomas Street will instead be retained and restored to modest stoops with stairs subject to site plan approval and to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

ii.         City Council grant authority for the City Solicitor to amend the Heritage Easement Agreements under Section 37 of the Ontario Heritage Act with the owner of the properties.

 

iii.        City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary Bills to City Council to amend the Heritage Easement Agreements.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on February 14, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(January 20, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application proposes to redevelop the site at 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street with a 9-storey office building with 69 parking spaces and three levels of underground parking.  This application further proposes to integrate a portion of the existing four designated heritage buildings into the built form of the proposed office building.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 20, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44810.pdf)

Speakers

Steve Loretta
Harry Elston, Solicitor
June Pierotti
Patrick J. Devine, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP
Jim Blake

Communications (Community Council)
(January 26, 2012) E-mail from Daphne Beauroy (TE.Main.TE13.8.1)
(February 7, 2012) Letter from Stanley I. Griffin, President, Sultan St. Housing Co-operative Inc. (TE.Supp.TE13.8.2)
(February 8, 2012) Letter from Gary Lee, President, MTCC 1255, 8 Sultan Street (TE.Supp.TE13.8.3)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Gee Chung, President, The Greater Yorkville Residents' Association (TE.Supp.TE13.8.4)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from Helen Shea (TE.Supp.TE13.8.5)
(February 14, 2012) Letter from Stanley R. Shenkman and Azim Fancy (TE.Supp.TE13.8.6)

TE13.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Alteration to Designated Heritage Properties and Amendment of Associated Heritage Easement Agreements - 1, 3-5 and 7-9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council consent to the alteration of the six designated heritage properties located at 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street subject to the following conditions:

 

a.          That the retained portions of the designated properties identified in the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by E.R.A. Architects Inc., dated December 15, 2011 and architectural drawings submitted by Harari Pontarini Architects dated December 12, 2011 be braced, shored, stabilized and kept in situ during construction of this project, barring the inability of the owner to secure necessary lane closures on Sultan Street.

 

b.         If the owner is unable to secure approval for required lane closures on Sultan Street and are therefore unable to retain portions of the designated property at 1 Sultan Street in situ during construction, the retained portions of 1 Sultan Street shall be documented, removed, stored and reconstructed subject to site plan approval and to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

c.         That raised entries for 3 and 9 Sultan Street, and 11 St. Thomas Street will be modified for accessibility only in the event that it is required for tenancies and will be subject to site plan approval.  Should arrangement of tenancies and uses, such as a sole ground floor tenant, allow for barrier-free access from the street to be provided at other locations, the remaining entries for 3 and 9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street will instead be retained and restored to modest stoops with stairs subject to site plan approval to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

d.         Prior to the introduction of the Bill in Council for the zoning by-law amendment, the owner shall enter into an agreement with the City to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreements for 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street, to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and the City Solicitor, with the amended agreements to be registered on title to the lands in a manner satisfactory to the City Solicitor to reflect the changes as described in this report, including a Conservation Plan, in accordance with the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by E.R.A. Architects Inc., dated December 15, 2011.

 

e.         Prior to final Site Plan Approval, the owner shall:

 

i.          provide site plan drawings to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and

 

ii.         provide a Letter of Credit in a form and amount satisfactory to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, for all alteration and restoration work contained in the approved Conservation Plan.

 

f.          Prior to the issuance of any heritage permit pursuant to the Ontario Heritage Act, including a permit for alteration of any structure on the subject property, and including any permit for shoring or excavation on the subject property, or any portion of such property:

 

i.          the related zoning by-law amendment shall be in full force and effect;

 

ii.         the owner shall have obtained final site plan approval from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning; and

 

iii.        the owner shall submit final plans and drawings to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

g.         Prior to the release of the Letter of Credit, the owner shall provide a Letter of Substantial completion for the restoration work, signed by the project architect and heritage consultant to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

2.         City Council grant authority for the City Solicitor to amend the Heritage Easement Agreements under Section 37 of the Ontario Heritage Act with the owner of the properties.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary bill in Council to amend the Heritage Easement Agreements

Origin
(December 22, 2011) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that City Council consent to the alteration of the four designated heritage properties included in this development project known as 1, 3-5 and 7-9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street subject to a number of conditions and to authorize amendments to the Heritage Easement Agreements associated with these properties.

 

The applicant proposes to redevelop the site to include a 9-storey (34-metre) office building with 69 parking spaces and three levels of underground parking. This application further proposes to integrate a portion of the four existing designated heritage buildings into the built form of the proposed office building.

 

Council's consent is required for both the alteration to the designated heritage properties under Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act and the amendment to the registered Heritage Easement Agreements that will include necessary changes to the Conservation Strategy and the Letter of Credit together with updating certain HEA provisions. 

 

This report is being brought forward at the same time as a report for a zoning by-law amendment from the Director, Community Planning for the subject property.  At this time, the applicant has not submitted a site plan application.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 22, 2011) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division - Alteration to Designated Heritage Properties and Amendment of Associated Heritage Easement Agreements - 1, 3-5 and 7-9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44603.pdf)

Speakers

Steve Loretta
Harry Elston, Solicitor
June Pierotti
Patrick J. Devine, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP
Jim Blake

Communications (Community Council)
(January 26, 2012) E-mail from Daphne Beauroy (TE.Main.TE13.9.1)
(February 7, 2012) Letter from Stanley I. Griffin, President, Sultan St. Housing Co-operative Inc. (TE.Supp.TE13.9.2)
(February 8, 2012) Letter from Gary Lee, President, MTCC 1255, 8 Sultan Street (TE.Supp.TE13.9.3)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Gee Chung, President, The Greater Yorkville Residents' Association (TE.Supp.TE13.9.4)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from Helen Shea (TE.Supp.TE13.9.5)
(February 14, 2012) Letter from Stanley R. Shenkman and Azim Fancy (TE.Supp.TE13.9.6)

9a Alteration to Designated Heritage Properties and Amendment of Associated Heritage Easement Agreements - 1, 3-5 and 7-9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street
Origin
(January 16, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on January 16, 2012, considered the report (December 22, 2011) from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning, respecting Alteration to Designated Heritage Properties and Amendment of Associated Heritage Easement Agreements - 1, 3-5 and 7-9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 16, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Alteration to Designated Heritage Properties and Amendment of Associated Heritage Easement Agreements - 1, 3-5 and 7-9 Sultan Street and 11 St. Thomas Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44615.pdf)


TE13.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

Final Report - 40 Scott Street and 10 Wellington Street East - Zoning Amendment
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 438-86 for the lands at 40 Scott Street and 10 Wellington Street East substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 5 to report dated January 30, 2012 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

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

 

3.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner of the lands at 40 Scott Street and 10 Wellington Street East to enter into a secured Agreement with the City to ensure the provision of all necessary improvements to the existing municipal infrastructure in connection with (a) the Functional Servicing Report, to the satisfaction of the Executive Director of Technical Services; and (b) the Transportation Study, to the satisfaction of the General Manager of Transportation Services, should it be determined that improvements to such infrastructure are required to support this development.

 

4.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the Owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to secure community benefits as follows:

           

a.         The community benefits recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement are as follows:

 

i.          Prior to the issuance of above grade permits provide a cash contribution of $2,500,000 which is to be used for the following:

 

a.         $1,000,000 to be directed to public art to be located on publicly accessible portions of the site and/or within Berczy Park;

 

b.         $1,300,000 for streetscape improvements on Wellington Street East from Yonge Street to Church Street not abutting the site, streetscaping on Colborne Street from Yonge Street to Scott Street not abutting the site, and streetscaping on Scott Street from Colborne Street to Front Street East not abutting the site; and

 

c.         $200,000 for the North St. Lawrence Market redevelopment.

 

b.         Require that the cash amounts identified in 4.a.i.b. and 4.a.i.c. above shall be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto for the period from the date of the execution of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment.

 

c.         The following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

i.          provide a Letter of Credit in a form and an amount satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, Planning Division, to secure the existing cladding to be reused on the new building;

 

ii.         provide knock-out panels for future PATH pedestrian connection to the north and south on the P1 Parking Level at the westerly edge of the site to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, the General Manager of Economic Development and the General Manager of Transportation Services; and to be detailed in an agreement pursuant to Section 41 of the Planning Act; and

 

iii.        the Heritage Toronto marker at the entrance off Wellington Street East titled "Royal Insurance Company of Canada" is required to be removed, stored during construction and re-installed on site in a location to the satisfaction of Heritage Preservation Services.

 

5.         City Council direct that the local capital improvement portion of the cash-in-lieu of parkland payment (i.e., 25%) made pursuant to Section 42 of the Planning Act with respect to the development be directed to improvements to Berczy Park.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on February 14, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(January 30, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This applicant proposes a 58-storey mixed use building comprised of a 5-storey podium and 53-storey tower.  The proposed building is 204 metres tall including the mechanical penthouse.  The proposal contains approximately 482 residential units, a minimum of 4,500 square metres of commercial office space and a minimum of 800 square metres of ground floor retail space.  The proposal includes 331 car parking spaces in 5 levels of underground parking.  The applicant is proposing to demolish the existing 7-storey structure and preserve and reuse its limestone cladding for the new podium.  The applicant has advised it is their intent to develop this project as a residential condominium.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 30, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 40 Scott Street and 10 Wellington Street East - Zoning Amendment - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44929.pdf)

Speakers

E. K. Bricknell, President, Board of Directors, MTCC 1170
Robert Glover, Planner, Bousfields Inc.

Communications (Community Council)
(February 10, 2012) Letter from E.K. Bricknell, President, Board of Directors, MTCC 1170 (TE.Supp.TE13.10.1)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from Dennis Glasgow and Renate Kozarov (TE.Supp.TE13.10.2)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from Judi and Alex Giffen (TE.Supp.TE13.10.3)

TE13.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 30 

Final Report - 55 Howie Avenue - Zoning Amendment Application
The Chief Planner has submitted a report on this Item (TE13.11a with recommendation).

Communication TE13.11.8 has been submitted on this Item.

Bill 349 has been submitted on this Item.
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 55 Howie Avenue, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 5 to the report dated January 24, 2012 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

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

 

3.         City Council endorse the conveyance to the City of land for parks purposes, with a minimum area of 560m², and the lease of these lands to the adjacent owner, the Toronto District School Board.

 

4.         City Council require that the owner shall pay for and construct any improvements to the municipal infrastructure in connection with the Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management Report, to be submitted for review and acceptance by the Executive Director of Technical Services, should it be determined that improvements to such infrastructure are required to support this development.

 

5.         City Council request that Transportation Services examine and report back to Toronto and East York Community Council on March 20, 2012 regarding the realignment of parking area 7F, and the exclusion of the subject site from the permit parking area.

 

6.         City Council request the Director of Transportation Services to bring forward a report on the potential for switching the daytime and on-street permit on Boulton Street, south of Dundas Street East, from the east side of the street to the west side of the street adjacent to this development.

 

7.         City Council request the General Manager of Transportation Services or Executive Director of Technical Services to investigate and monitor traffic related issues in the immediate neighbourhood surrounding the development at 55 Howie Avenue, including:

 

a.         The feasibility of implementation of a prohibition of truck traffic on Boulton Avenue.

 

b.         A review of the school bus loading zone, parent drop off/pick up zone and daytime and on-street permit parking areas on Boulton Avenue, adjacent to the Dundas Street Public School/First Nations Junior and Senior School of Toronto, to ensure that the schools needs are adequately provided and that any space not required for school purposes be reverted to daytime and on-street permit parking.

 

c.         Consideration for the establishment of a fire access route over the south portion of the school board property, to facilitate the improvement of movement between Howie Avenue and Grant Street/Kintyre Avenue.

 

d.         The installation of traffic lights at Boulton Avenue and Queen Street East should increased traffic generated from the development warrant the installation.

 

e.         The establishment of a Construction Liaison Committee.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, to submit a report directly to City Council for its meeting on March 5, 2012, on the following:

 

a.         Investigate, as part of the Site Plan approval process, the inclusion of traffic control devices, such as control gates, so as to prevent public cut-through traffic, whilst maintaining appropriate access for residents and visitors of the project, together with adequate fire and emergency access.

 

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on February 14, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(January 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application proposes the construction of 42 three-storey row houses at 55 Howie Avenue, with parking accessed off of a private lane located to the rear of the proposed row houses.  The proposal includes a parkland dedication of 560 m2.

 

In converting the former Catholic school site to residential use, the project respects and reinforces the general physical patterns found in the surrounding neighbourhood.  The row houses front onto both Howie Avenue and Boulton Street, have parking at the rear accessible from a laneway system and add parkland adjacent to an existing Toronto District School Board yard.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 24, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 55 Howie Avenue - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44830.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(March 5, 2012) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 55 Howie Avenue - Zoning Amendments Application (TE13.11a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45647.pdf)

Speakers

Kim M. Kovar, Aird & Berlis LLP
Robert Hatton
Karen Robson (Submission Filed)

Communications (Community Council)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Amanda Boetto (TE.Main.TE13.11.1)
(February 10, 2012) Letter from Robert Bujold (TE.Supp.TE13.11.2)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from Pam Johnson (TE.Supp.TE13.11.3)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from Jennifer Blue (TE.Supp.TE13.11.4)
(February 13, 2012) E-mail from Susan Canton (TE.Supp.TE13.11.5)
(February 14, 2012) Letter from Paul Young, Public Space Workshop (TE.Supp.TE13.11.6)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Lewis Smith, Stikeman Elliott LLP (TE.Supp.TE13.11.7)
Communications (City Council)
(February 14, 2012) Letter from Rob Hatton and Denise Coombs (CC.Main.TE13.11.8)

TE13.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 24 Mercer Street
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council state its intention to designate the property at 24 Mercer Street (Alexander Johnston House) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

2.         If there are no objections to the designation in accordance with Section 29(6) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the bills in Council designating the property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

3.         If there are objections in accordance with Section 29(7) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council direct the City Clerk to refer the designation to the Conservation Review Board.

 

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

Origin
(December 20, 2011) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 24 Mercer Street (Alexander Johnston House) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value.  Located on the north side of Mercer Street between John Street and Blue Jays Way, the site was listed on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties in 1983.

 

The property is part of a development application, and the designation of the site would enable City Council to control alterations, enforce heritage property standards and maintenance, and refuse demolition. Following research and evaluation, staff have determined that the property meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 20, 2011) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 24 Mercer Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44602.pdf)


12a Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 24 Mercer Street
Origin
(January 16, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on January 16, 2012, considered the report (December 20, 2011) from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning, respecting Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 24 Mercer Street.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 16, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 24 Mercer Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44620.pdf)


TE13.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 57 Bond Street
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council state its intention to designate the property at 57 Bond Street (St. Michael's Cathedral) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, in accordance with the Revised Reasons for Designation: 57 Bond Street (Statement of Significance) attached as Attachment No. 2 to the supplementary report dated February 6, 2012, from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division.

 

2.         If there are no objections to the designation in accordance with Section 29(6) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the bills in Council designating the property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

3.         If there are objections in accordance with Section 29(7) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council direct the City Clerk to refer the designation to the Conservation Review Board.

 

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

Origin
(December 20, 2011) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 57 Bond Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value.  The site contains St. Michael's Cathedral, which is one of the most prominent religious buildings in Toronto that was recognized on the inaugural City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties in June 1973.

 

Since 2002, St. Michael's Cathedral has been undergoing conservation work in planned phases.  As part of this process, staff  have worked with representatives of the Archdiocese of Toronto, resulting in their agreement to the designation of the site under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

Following research and evaluation, staff have determined that the property at 57 Bond Street meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.  The designation of the property would identify the property's heritage values and attributes and enable City Council to control alterations to the site, enforce heritage property standards and maintenance, and refuse demolition.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 20, 2011) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 57 Bond Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44600.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(February 14, 2012) Letter from Michael J. Wren, Miller Thomson LLP (TE.Supp.TE13.13.1)

13a Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 57 Bond Street
Origin
(January 16, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on January 16, 2012, considered the report (December 20, 2011) from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning, respecting Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 57 Bond Street.

 

Terry White, Architect, Ventin Group Architects addressed the Toronto Preservation Board.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 16, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 57 Bond Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44619.pdf)


13b Supplementary Report - 57 Bond Street
Origin
(February 6, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division
Summary

At its meeting of January 16, 2012, the Toronto Preservation Board adopted PB9.2 and recommended to the Toronto and East York Community Council that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 57 Bond Street (St. Michael's Cathedral) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.  The applicant deputed at the Toronto Preservation Board meeting and indicated that representatives of the Archdiocese of Toronto wished to consult with heritage staff on the contents of the Reasons for Designation.

 

Staff have met with representatives of the Archdiocese of Toronto and have revised the Reasons for Designation to clarify that the fixed items that are also considered liturgical objects are excluded from the heritage attributes identified on the interior of St. Michael's Cathedral.   It is understood that the chattels or moveable objects that are considered liturgical objects by the Archdiocese are not eligible for designation and are not identified in the Reasons for Designation.

Background Information (Community Council)
(February 6, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division - Supplementary Report - 57 Bond Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-45159.pdf)


TE13.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - George Street Properties
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council include the property at 297 George Street on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

 

2.         City Council include the property at 303 George Street on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

 

3.         City Council include the property at 309 George Street on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

 

4.         City Council include the property at 311 George Street on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council deferred consideration of the following Recommendations 5 to11 in the report (December 20, 2011) from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning until its meeting to be held on March 20, 2012, with the condition that the owners of 297, 303, 309 and 311 George Street not apply for a demolition permit during the intervening period:

 

“5.       City Council state its intention to designate the property at 297 George Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

6.         City Council state its intention to designate the property at 303 George Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

7.         City Council state its intention to designate the property at 309 George Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

8.         City Council state its intention to designate the property at 311 George Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

9.         If there are no objections in accordance with Section 29(6) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the bills in Council designating the properties in Recommendations Nos. 5-8 under Part IV, Section 2 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

10.       If there are objections in accordance with Section 29(7) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council direct the City Clerk to refer the designations in Recommendations Nos. 5-8 to the Conservation Review Board.

 

11.       If the designations in Recommendations Nos. 5-8 are referred to the Conservation Review Board, City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to attend any hearing held by the Conservation Review Board in support of Council’s decision on the designation of the properties."

Origin
(December 20, 2011) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act the properties on George Street that are listed in Recommendations Nos. 5-8 below.  Located on the east side of George Street, north of Dundas Street East, the sites contain a group of house form buildings dating to the late-19th and early-20th centuries.

 

Heritage Preservation Services staff were in the process of researching and evaluating the properties at 295-311 George Street prior to October 19, 2011 when a fire damaged the front (west) portion of the structure at 295 George.  Following consultation with the Toronto Preservation Board, at its meeting of November 29, 2011, Toronto City Council stated its intention to designate the property at 295 George Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

The designation of 295 George Street and the neighbouring properties at 297, 303, 309 and 311 George Street would enable City Council to control alterations to the buildings, enforce heritage property standards and maintenance, and refuse demolition.  The Thomas Meredith House at 305 George Street, which is part of this group of properties,  was designated under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in 2008 by By-law No. 77-2008.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 20, 2011) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - George Street Properties
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44601.pdf)

Speakers

Jonathan Kearns, President, Spike Capital Corp. and Kearns Mancini Architects Inc. (Submission Filed)

Communications (Community Council)
(February 14, 2012) Submission from Jonathan Kearns, President, Spike Capital Corporation (TE.Supp.TE13.14.1)

14a Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - George Street Properties
Origin
(January 16, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on January 16, 2012, considered the report (December 20, 2011) from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning, respecting Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - George Street Properties.

 

The following persons addressed the Toronto Preservation Board.

 

-           Jonathan Kearns, Principal, Kearns Mancini Architects Inc.

-           Michael McClelland, E.R.A. Architects Inc.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 16, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - George Street Properties
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44621.pdf)


TE13.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 18 

1006 Bloor Street West (Paradise Theatre) - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
The Toronto Preservation Board has submitted a transmittal on this item (TE13.15b with recommendations)
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council state its intention to designate the property at 1006 Bloor Street West (Paradise Theatre) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, in accordance with the Revised Reasons for Designation: 1006 Bloor Street West (Statement of Significance), attached as Attachment No. 2 to the supplementary report dated February 13, 2012, from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division.

 

2.         If there are no objections to the designation in accordance with Section 29(6) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the bills in Council designating the property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

3.         If there are objections in accordance with Section 29(7) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council direct the City Clerk to refer the designation to the Conservation Review Board.

 

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

Origin
(February 7, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division
Summary
This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 1006 Bloor Street West (Paradise Theatre) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.  Located on the northwest corner of Bloor Street West and Westmoreland Avenue, the property was listed on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties on March 6, 2007.
 
On January 20, 2012, representatives of the property owners submitted a notice re: "Intent to Demolish a Listed Building under the Ontario Heritage Act."  City Council must state its intention to designate the property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act by March 25, 2012 in order to prevent the demolition of the Paradise Theatre.
Background Information (Community Council)
(February 7, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 1006 Bloor Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-45160.pdf)

(January 26, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 1006 Bloor Street West (Paradise Theatre) - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44819.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 21, 2012) Supplementary transmittal from Toronto Preservation Board on Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 1006 Bloor Street West (TE13.15b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45427.pdf)

Speakers

Paul DeMelo, Kagan Shastri LLP


15a Supplementary Report - 1006 Bloor Street West
Origin
(February 13, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division
Summary

Following the submission of a notice re: "Intent to Demolish a Listed Building under the Ontario Heritage Act", staff prepared a report (February 7, 2012) for the Toronto Preservation Board and the Toronto and East York Community Council recommending that City Council state its intention to designate the property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

The notice of intention to demolish the Paradise Theatre has been withdrawn.  Staff have met with the property owners, who have agreed to the proposed designation of the property at 1006 Bloor Street West provided that the Reasons for Designation are revised to remove from the list of heritage attributes the references to materials and architectural elements that are not original to the building.

Background Information (Community Council)
(February 13, 2012) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Division - Supplementary Report - 1006 Bloor Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-45220.pdf)


TE13.58

ACTION 

 

 

 

Recipient of the 2012 Agnes Macphail Award
See also Item NY13.19
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the individual named in the Confidential Attachment to the letter from the Agnes Macphail Recognition Committee as the recipient of the 2012 Agnes Macphail Award.

 

2.         City Council direct that the Confidential Attachment remain confidential until after the presentation of the 2012 Agnes Macphail Award on March 24, 2012.

Origin
(January 13, 2012) Letter from Agnes Macphail Recognition Committee
Summary

To approve the recommended recipient of the 2012 Agnes Macphail Award.

 

The Agnes Macphail Award was established by the Borough of East York.  It continues today as an annual event to recognize an outstanding volunteer who lives within the boundaries of the former borough.  The Agnes Macphail Selection Committee will meet, as established in the selection process, on February 8, 2012 to examine the nominations received and to select the recipient of the 2012 Agnes Macphail Award.  The name of their recommended award recipient will be provided in a Confidential Attachment.  The award will be presented on March 24, 2012 which is the anniversary of Agnes Macphail's birth.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 13, 2012) Letter from Agnes Macphail Recognition Committee - Recipient of the 2012 Agnes Macphail Award
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44937.pdf)


TE13.62

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

Construction Staging Area - Wellington Street West
Bills 370 and 371 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the closure of  the north curb lane and north sidewalk on Wellington Street West, between a point 45.5 metres west of Bay Street and a point 136.5 metres west of Bay Street, from March 6, 2012 to April 30, 2012.

 

2.         City Council approve the removal of the existing "No Stopping, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Mon. to Fri." regulation on the north side of Wellington Street West, between a point 45.5 metres west of Bay Street and a point 136.5 metres west of Bay Street, from March 6, 2012 to April 30, 2012.

 

3.         City Council approve the removal of the existing "No Parking Anytime" regulation on the north side of Wellington Street West, between a point 45.5 metres west of Bay Street and a point 136.5 metres west of Bay Street, from March 6, 2012 to April 30, 2012.

 

4.         City Council approve the implementation of "No Stopping Anytime" on the north side of Wellington Street West, between a point 45.5 metres west of Bay Street and a point 136.5 metres west of Bay Street, from March 6, 2012 to April 30, 2012.

 

5.         City Council direct that Wellington Street West be returned to its pre-construction traffic and parking regulations when the project is complete.

Origin
(January 23, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

Limen Group Construction Limited is reconstructing the granite sidewalks at the TD Centre Plaza bounded by King Street West, Bay Street, Wellington Street West, and York Street.  They need to close the curb lane on Wellington Street West to provide a pedestrian walkway around the construction zone in order to complete their work.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 23, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Construction Staging Area - Wellington Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44721.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-0565 - Construction Staging Area - Wellington Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44722.pdf)


TE13.65

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20, 28 

Road Alteration - Queens Quay West
Bill 375 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the alteration of Queens Quay West, between Yo-Yo Ma Lane and Yonge Street, to allow for the construction of the following (going from north to south): a sidewalk on the north side with lay-bys, a single vehicle lane in each direction with turning lanes at intersections, a transit right-of-way, a median, the Martin Goodman Trail, a pedestrian promenade, and an eastbound service road between York Street and Bay Street, as shown in Drawing Nos. 421G-0490 to 421G-0497, dated January 2012 and attached to the report from the Director of Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, dated January 26, 2012.

Origin
(January 26, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to introduce road alteration by-laws on Queens Quay West, between Yo-Yo Ma Lane and Yonge Street, to allow for the construction and implementation of the Queens Quay Revitalization Project.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 26, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Road Alteration - Queens Quay West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44877.pdf)

Attachments - Road Alteration - Queens Quay West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44878.pdf)


TE13.67

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 18 

Parking Amendments - Bloor Street West
Bills 363, 364 and 365 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council rescind the "No Parking Anytime" regulation, on the south side of Bloor Street West, between St. Helen's Avenue and Lansdowne Avenue.

 

2.         City Council approve implementation of a "$1.50/hour, maximum 3 hours, operating between 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday" parking machine regulation on the south side of Bloor Street West, between St. Helen's Avenue and Lansdowne Avenue.

Origin
(January 17, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

Transportation Services is requesting City Council’s approval to implement a "Pay & Display" parking area on the south side of Bloor Street West, between St. Helen's Avenue and Lansdowne Avenue.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 17, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Parking Amendments - Bloor Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44784.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-0545 - Parking Amendments - Bloor Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44785.pdf)


TE13.78

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 30 

Installation of an Accessible Parking Space - Leslie Street
Bills 366 and 367 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the installation of an on-street accessible parking space at the location identified in Appendix A attached to the report dated January 26, 2012, from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York.

Origin
(January 26, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain approval for the installation of an on-street accessible parking space for persons with disabilities.

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on the subject street, City Council approval of this report is required.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 26, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Installation of an Accessible Parking Space - Leslie Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44860.pdf)


TE13.82

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

Traffic Control Signal - Adelaide Street East at Frederick Street
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Adelaide Street East and Frederick Street.

 

2.         City Council rescind, when traffic control signals are installed, the parking regulations outlined in Appendix "A", attached to the report from the Director of Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District dated January 25, 2012.

 

3.         City Council approve, when traffic control signals are installed, the parking regulations outlined in Appendix "B", attached to the report from the Director of Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District dated January 25, 2012.

Origin
(January 27, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

Transportation Services is requesting authority from City Council to install traffic control signals at the intersection of Adelaide Street East and Frederick Street.

 

The installation of traffic control signals at this location will enhance safety for pedestrians and motorists. This installation will result in the loss of approximately 8 parking spaces on Adelaide Street East and Frederick Street.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 27, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Traffic Control Signal - Adelaide Street East at Frederick Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44875.pdf)

Attachments - Traffic Control Signal - Adelaide Street East at Frederick Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44876.pdf)


TE13.83

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 30 

Installation of Traffic Control Signals - Gerrard Street East/St. Matthews Road/Blackburn Street

The Acting General Manager, Transportation Services has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (TE13.83a for information)
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council submits this item to Council without recommendation.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council requested the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto an East York District, to report directly to City Council for its meeting on March 5, 2012, on associated issues from TE8.64, headed "Speed Limit Increase - Gerrard Street East, Between River Street and Broadview Avenue", in regard to the traffic control signals, as well as the gateway aspect of these new signals on the east side of the Gerrard Street bridge; and on the design for the new intersection created by the new signals that maximizes pedestrian and cycling safety.

 

The Toronto and East York Community Council considered the following recommendations in the report (January 19, 2012) from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District:

 

1.         City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Gerrard Street East/St. Matthews Road/Blackburn Street.

 

2.         City Council approve the removal of the existing pedestrian crossover (PXO) at the intersection of Gerrard Street East/St. Matthews Road/Blackburn Street.

 

3.         City Council prohibit southbound through traffic movements from St. Matthews Road to Blackburn Street and northbound through traffic movements from Blackburn Street to St. Matthews Road at Gerrard Street East.

 

4.         City Council prohibit parking on both sides of Blackburn Street from Gerrard Street East to a point 20 metres south.

 

5.         City Council amend the existing one-hour maximum parking limit on both sides of Blackburn Street between Gerrard Street East and Mount Stephen Street to operate between a point 20 metres south of Gerrard Street East and Mount Stephen Street.

Origin
(January 19, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

Transportation Services is seeking authority from City Council to install traffic control signals at the intersection of Gerrard Street East/St. Matthews Road/Blackburn Street to replace the existing pedestrian crossover (PXO).  Transportation Services is also seeking approval to prohibit north and south bound traffic movements through the intersection.

 

The installation of traffic control signals at this location will satisfy conditions of site plan approval for the Bridgepoint Hospital redevelopment while providing a safe environment for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

 

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Gerrard Street East.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 19, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Installation of Traffic Control Signals - Gerrard Street East/St. Matthews Road/Blackburn Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44686.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-0544 - Installation of Traffic Control Signals - Gerrard Street East/St Matthews Road/Blackburn Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44687.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(March 2, 2012) Supplementary report from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services on the installation of traffic control signals at Gerrard Street East/St. Matthews Road/Blackburn Street (TE13.83a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45613.pdf)


TE13.88

ACTION 

 

 

 

Endorsement of Events for Liquor Licensing Purposes
Communications TE13.88.7 and TE13.88.8 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that City Council advise the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario that it has no objection to the following requests for:

 

1.         Liquor licence extensions until 4:00 a.m. from June 14, 2012, until 4:00 a.m. on June 18, 2012, for the following selected venues participating in the North by Northeast Music and Film Festival and Conference:

 

1.         The Bovine, 542 Queen Street West, Toronto

2.         Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen Street West, Toronto

3.         The Cameron Public House, 408 Queen Street West, Toronto

4.         Crawford, 718 College Street, Toronto 

5.         The Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

6.         The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto

7.         El Mocambo, 462 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

8.         Free Times Café, 320 College Street, Toronto

9.         The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West, Toronto

10.       The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto

11.       Hard Luck, 812 Dundas Street, West, Toronto

12.       The Hideout, 484 Queen Street West ,Toronto

13.       The Horseshoe Tavern, 368 Queen Street West, Toronto

14.       Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor Street West, Toronto

15.       Mitzi’s Sister, 1554 Queen Street West, Toronto

16.       The Mod Club, 722 College Street, Toronto

17.       Now Lounge, 189 Church Street, Toronto

18.       The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

19.       The Piston, 937 Bloor Street West, Toronto

20.       Rancho Relaxo, 300 College Street, Toronto

21.       The Rivoli, 334 Queen Street West, Toronto

22.       The Silver Dollar, 486 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

23.       Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College Street, Toronto

24.       Velvet Underground, 508 Queen Street West, Toronto

25.       Wrongbar, 1279 Queen Street West, Toronto.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council, for liquor licensing purposes, declared the following to be events of municipal significance:

 

1.         The Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area's Annual Fireside Cultural Week, to be held from March 12 to 17, 2012, with special occasion permits for the following:

 

Big Guy's Coffee Shop, 1718 Queen Street West for March 14 and  March 17, 2012;

Goodfellas Gallery, 1266 Queen Street West on March 12, 2012; and
Mascot Café, 1267 Queen Street West on March 17, 2012.

 

2.         The Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto event to be held on June 21, 22, and 23, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on June 24, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with activities spanning Toronto's waterfront from Spadina Avenue to Jarvis Street, focusing on HTO Park West, HTO Park and Urban Beach, Harbour Quay Park and Sugar Beach.

 

3.         The Orchard Park Boulevard Street Event to be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Orchard Park Boulevard.

 

4.         The North by Northeast Music and Film Festival and Conference to be held from June 11-17, 2012 at various locations.

 

5.         360 Screenings Event to be held on May 25, 2012, at The Burroughes, 639 Queen Street West.

 

6.         Additional dates for the Toronto Underground Market to be held on May 5, June 9 and  July 7, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at the Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue.

Summary

Seeking endorsement of events for Liquor Licensing Purposes.

Communications (Community Council)
(January 18, 2012) E-mail from Heather Douglas, Executive Director, Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area, requesting that Annual Fireside Cultural Week to be held from March 12 to 17, 2012, be declared an event of municipal significance; and requesting temporary extensions for liquor licences for various restaurants and pubs participating in the Parkdale Village BIA's Fireside Cultural Week event. (TE.Main.TE13.88.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/comm/communicationfile-28139.pdf)

(January 24, 2012) Letter from Shey Clark, Secretary, Water's Edge Festivals & Events, Board of Directors, requesting that the Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto event to be held on June 21, 22 and 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on June 24, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with activities spanning Toronto's waterfront from Spadina Avenue to Jarvis Street, focussing on HTO Park West, HTO Park and Urban Beach, Harbour Quay Park and Sugar Beach, be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Main.TE13.88.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/comm/communicationfile-28322.pdf)

(January 26, 2012) E-mail from Camilla Sutton requesting that the Orchard Park Street Event to be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Orchard Park Boulevard, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Main.TE13.88.3)
(January 26, 2012) Letter from Mike Tanner, NXNE Manager, Communications, requesting that the North by Northeast Music and Film Festival and Conference to be held from June 11-17, 2012, be declared an event of municipal significance; and requesting approval for liquor licence extensions until 4:00 a.m. from June 14 until 4:00 a.m. on June 18, 2012 for the selected venues (list to be provided prior to February 14, 2012) (TE.Supp.TE13.88.4)
(January 30, 2012) E-mail from Ned Loach, Artistic Producer/Co-Founder, 360 Screenings, requesting that the 360 Screenings Event to be held on May 25, 2012, at The Burroughes, 639 Queen Street West, be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Supp.TE3.88.5)
(February 12, 2012) E-mail from Carly Dunster requesting that the following additional dates for the Toronto Underground Market to be held on May 5, June 9 and July 7, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, be declared events of municipal significance. (TE.New.TE13.88.6)
Communications (City Council)
(February 24, 2012) E-mail from Nancy Chen respecting the Canadian Music Week International Convention to be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 and requesting approval of a liquor licence extension until 4:00 a.m. at the Forestview Chinese Restaurant (CC.New.TE13.88.7)
(February 13, 2012) Fax from Robin Wynne, Manager, Fynn's of Temple Bar Pub and Restaurant respecting the St. Patrick's Day publicity event and requesting approval of a temporary patio extension from 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 17 and ending at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 18, 2012. (CC.New.TE13.88.8)

TE13.91

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

Manufacturer's Liquor Sales Licence - 75 Victoria Street
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council advise the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario of its support of the application from Six Pints Specialty Beer Company for a Manufacturer's Limited Sales Licence for sales by the glass.

Origin
(February 13, 2012) Letter from Councillor Pam McConnell, Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale
Summary

I am in receipt of a communication from Six Pints Specialty Beer Company, 75 Victoria Street, advising that in order to obtain a New Manufacturer's Liquor Sales Licence, a resolution from the Council of the Municipality is required in support of the issuance of the licence, which allows "sales by the glass" permit during opening hours.

Background Information (Community Council)
(February 13, 2012) Letter from Councillor Pam McConnell - Manufacturer's Liquor Sales Licence - 75 Victoria Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-45215.pdf)


TE13.93

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 14 

Ontario Municipal Board Hearing - The Inter-Steer Tavern, 357 Roncesvalles Avenue - Existing Establishment, Increase in Capacity - Boulevard Patio
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Solicitor and the appropriate staff to attend at the Ontario Municipal Board hearing to oppose the variances sought for 357 Roncesvalles Avenue and the decision of the Toronto and East York Panel of the Committee of Adjustment granting those variances.

Origin
(February 13, 2012) Letter from Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park
Summary

On November 30, 2011, the Toronto and East York Committee of Adjustment approved the variances required to legalize and maintain the rear yard patio in conjunction with the existing restaurant, Inter-Steer Tavern at 357 Roncesvalles Avenue, and to provide relief from the parking space requirement under the Zoning By-law, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.         The approval of Minor Variance Application A0659/11TEY shall extend for a term of one year expiring on November 30, 2012.

 

2.         No music, artificial or amplified sound shall be played on, or shall be projected into the patio area.

 

3.         The patio’s opening hours shall be restricted to 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

The variances are to permit the rear yard patio located on a lot zoned Mixed Commercial Residential that is located less than 10 m from the adjacent Residential zone, as required under Zoning By-law 438-86. The other variance is to allow zero on-site parking where one space is required under the Zoning By-law.

 

On August 13, 2008 the Committee of Adjustment granted similar variances for the property, with a condition that the approval of the variances would expire on September 2, 2009. Since this date, the operation of the restaurant without a parking space and the operation of the rear patio have contravened the Zoning By-law.

 

The current Committee of Adjustment decision has been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) by residents.

 

City Planning staff submitted a report to the Committee recommending refusal of the requested variances. In their report staff recommended refusal of the proposal as it creates a significant land use conflict with nearby residential uses related to noise and privacy. The intent of the Official Plan would not be maintained by the proposal which conflicts with, and does not preserve, the character of the neighbourhood. The proposed patio encroaches into the 10 m separation distance from a residential property required under By-law 438-86. The proposal is not minor and does not meet the four tests used to assess minor variance applications.

 

The purpose of this motion is to seek Council's direction for the City Solicitor, together with City Planning and other appropriate staff, to oppose the decision of the Toronto and East York panel of the Committee of Adjustment that granted the variances. A one day hearing has been set for March 21, 2012, at the Ontario Municipal Board.

Background Information (Community Council)
(February 13, 2012) Letter from Councillor Gord Perks - Ontario Municipal Board Hearing - The Inter-Steer Tavern, 357 Roncesvalles Avenue - AGCO Liquor Licence Application - Existing Establishment, Increase in Capacity - Boulevard Patio
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-45216.pdf)


City Council - New Business - Meeting 19
CC19.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

Service Manager Consent under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to Mortgage a Parcel of Land in Regent Park - Phase Two Redevelopment
Origin
(February 27, 2012) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Recommendations

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer recommends that:

 

1.         City Council provide the Service Manager consent required under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to Parliament and Gerrard Development Corporation to grant a mortgage to the Royal Bank of Canada securing a parcel of land that is part of Phase Two of the Regent Park Redevelopment project described as Block 7 of plan 66M – 2491 (Block 7).

Summary

This report seeks Council consent as Service Manager required under the Housing Services Act 2011 (HSA) to a mortgage transaction related to a parcel of land in Phase Two of the redevelopment of Regent Park. The transaction is due to close on March 7, 2012.

Financial Impact

The adoption of the recommendation in this report has no financial impact on the City.

Background Information
(February 27, 2012) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Service Manager Consent under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to Mortgage a Parcel of Land in Regent Park - Phase Two Redevelopment (CC19.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45406.pdf)


CC19.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Annual Report of the Lobbyist Registrar - 2011
This Item will be considered as the first Item of business on March 6, 2012
Origin
(February 27, 2012) Report from the Lobbyist Registrar
Recommendations

The Lobbyist Registrar recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the Annual Report of the Lobbyist Registrar for the Year 2011 for information.

Summary

Attached is the annual report of the Lobbyist Registrar on the activities of her office and discharge of her duties in the year 2011.

Financial Impact

This report has no financial impact.

Background Information
(February 27, 2012) Covering report from the Lobbyist Registrar forwarding the Lobbyist Registrar's 2011 Annual Report (CC19.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45414.pdf)

(February 27, 2012) Revised 2011 Annual Report of the Lobbyist Registrar
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45415.pdf)


CC19.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 24 

18-26 Rean Drive - Site Plan Control Request for Direction Report
Origin
(February 27, 2012) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.         City Council instruct the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing scheduled for April 10, 2012 to support the approval of Site Plan Control Application 11 268584 NNY 24 SA subject to the conditions contained in Attachment 2.

 

2.         The Ontario Municipal Board be requested to withhold its Order until the pre-approval conditions contained in Attachment 2 have been satisfied.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and other City staff to take any necessary steps to implement the foregoing.

Summary

The applicant has assembled five residential lots at 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26 Rean Drive and is seeking site plan approval to redevelop the lands with a 6/7-storey, 140-unit residential condominium apartment building with grade related commercial space along Sheppard Avenue.  The application was processed concurrently with an application to amend the Official Plan and former City of North York Zoning By-law No. 7625.  All three applications have been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).  Council has previously approved the Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment applications.  The appeal remains outstanding because the applicant does not agree with the public benefits required in conjunction with Council’s approval.

 

On November 2, 2011, the Ward Councillor referred the site plan control application to City Council for a decision, in accordance with By-law No. 483‑2000.  At the time of Council’s approval of the Official Plan and Zoning Amendment applications the City’s review of the site plan application was not completed, therefore Council did not have before it recommendations on the site plan application.  The delegated authority under By-law 580-2009 to the Chief Planner to instruct the City Solicitor on what position to take at an OMB hearing in respect of a site plan appeal does not apply if the Ward Councillor has referred the site plan control application to City Council for a decision.  This report seeks direction and instructions on site plan control from Council for the City Solicitor at the OMB hearing scheduled for April 10, 2012.

Financial Impact

 There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(February 27, 2012) Report from the City Solicitor regarding 18-26 Rean Drive - Site Plan Control Requests for Direction Report (CC19.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45423.pdf)


City Council - Member Motions - Meeting 19
Notice of Motion
MM19.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Restoring Respect to City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square - by Councillor Vincent Crisanti, seconded by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Government Management Committee. A two thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Vincent Crisanti, seconded by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, recommends that:

 

1.        City Council direct the Chief Corporate Officer to undertake a review of all facilities and maintenance practices for Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square and identify steps to ensure the property is kept in a respectable state of cleanliness and repair.

 

2.        City Council direct the Chief Corporate Officer to incorporate as part of the review:

 

a.         how comparable historic municipal buildings and public squares are maintained in other jurisdictions; and

b.         options for street furniture elements to better match the design of City Hall.

Summary

Toronto City Hall is the seat of Canada's sixth-largest government. The surrounding property, including Nathan Phillips Square, is our City's most significant and prestigious public space. The City Hall building itself is one of Canada's most remarkable pieces of architecture and one of the world's most significant municipal buildings.

 

Unfortunately, the state to which Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square are cared for is well below standard. As a government, we invest millions in municipal licensing enforcement to ensure private citizens keep aesthetically pleasing properties. We employ professional planners and urban designers to ensure properties meet certain standards. Yet in the case of our own headquarters, we are unable to lead by example.

 

The area at the southeast corner of Nathan Phillips Square is a trampled mud field. Old bicycles are chained to our rusty fences. Cigarette butts litter the ground. Riot barriers are stacked either in open view or clumsily tucked in under the walkway that leads to the green roof.

 

The wire mesh garbage and recycling bins do not actually hide the garbage; they display it to anybody walking by. Barriers have been placed in front of the arches over the pool in Nathan Phillips Square as a makeshift deterrent to people climbing up the arches. In short, this does not look like an inviting place to be.

 

Inside City Hall, there are signs and stickers plastered seemingly in every corner warning people not to smoke or take a dog inside, the portable risers are stored in one corner of the rotunda and the building's beautiful teak has been scratched, buffed and chipped in many places.

 

This is inexcusable. Toronto City Hall is a work of art and the property surrounding it is a treasure for all Torontonians. We must begin to treat it that way.

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012, as MM19.1)

Background Information
Member Motion MM19.1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45445.pdf)

Photographs of City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45420.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM19.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 32 

Request to Amend the 2011 and 2012 Parks, Forestry and Recreation Capital Budgets - Ashbridge's Bay Skateboard Park, Phase 2 - by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, seconded by Councillor Josh Colle
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Executive Committee. A two thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, seconded by Councillor Josh Colle, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council grant approval to amend the 2011 Parks, Forestry and Recreation Capital Budget to delete capital projects known as Ashbridges Bay - Sports Field Lighting project in the amount of $0.536 million with cash flow of $0.491 million in 2011 and $0.045 million in 2013 and HST Ashbridges Bay – Sports Field Lighting project with cash flow of $0.009 million in 2011 with funds returning to respective reserve funds (XR2114, XR2028 and XR2005), with no incremental impact on debt.

 

2.         City Council grant approval to amend the 2012 Parks, Forestry and Recreation Capital Budget to create a new project called the Ashbridges Bay Skateboard Park, Phase 2 in the amount of $0.545 million funded from Parkland Acquisition Reserve Fund XR2005 and Parks, Forestry and Recreation Development Charge Reserve Funds XR2114, XR2028.

 

Summary

Authority is being sought to amend the 2011 Parks, Forestry and Recreation Capital Budget to close capital projects known as Ashbridge's Park Sports Field Lighting project with cash flow of $0.491 million 2011 and $0.045 million in 2013 and HST Ashbridges Bay – Sports Field Lighting project with cash flow of $0.009 million in 2011 with funds returning to respective reserve funds (XR2114, XR2028 and XR2005) and amend the 2012 Parks, Forestry and Recreation Capital Budget to create a new project called the Ashbridge's Park Skate Park, Phase 2 in the amount of $0.545 million.

 

Funds for new Ashbridge's Park sports field lighting was approved in 2011; however the redevelopment of Ashbridge's Park, also known as Pumphouse Park by Toronto Water have been put on hold while Toronto Water addresses other priorities.  The Parks, Forestry and Recreation sports field lighting project therefore is also now on hold until Toronto Water initiates the park redevelopment project.  Parks, Forestry and Recreation will resubmit the sports field lighting project in a future capital budget when timing of the field's construction can be determined.  This project is not expected to be submitted in the near future. 

 

The 2008 tender for Ashbridge's Park Skate Park, originally included this scope of work now identified as Phase 2; however, due to budget limitations, the original scope of work was reduced to accommodate the available funding.  The drawings from the original tender for this portion of the deleted scope of work are ready for retender.  The completion of this component will complete the skateboard park and fulfill the expectations of the advisory committee and community.

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM19.2)

Background Information
Member Motion MM19.2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45446.pdf)

(March 6, 2012) Fiscal Impact Statement from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45708.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM19.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

New Children and Youth Permit Fees for Sports Fields - by Councillor Sarah Doucette, seconded by Councillor Paula Fletcher
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Executive Committee. A two thirds vote is required to waive referral.

Communications MM19.3.1 to MM19.3.25 have been submitted on this Item.
Recommendations

Councillor Sarah Doucette, seconded by Councillor Paula Fletcher, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry, and Recreation to report to the April 10, 2012 City Council meeting with a process for offering relief to those having financial difficulty complying with the new fee structure for sports fields' permits. 

 

2.         City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry, and Recreation to work with individual permit holders to establish flexible payment plans for the 2012 fees to provide them with the opportunity to continue their regular season and to raise the necessary funds to pay their 2012 fees.

 

3.         City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry, and Recreation to develop a protocol for notifying groups in advance of fee changes in the future.

Summary

Without sufficient notice, the 2012 Budget has imposed new hourly fees on many uses of our sports fields across the City including, but not limited to, activities such as baseball, soccer, cricket, and ball hockey.  Where once fees were only charged on games for players 18 years or older, now all children and youth games will be subject to these fees.

 

We understand that there needs to be a fee structure, as there is with the Toronto District School Board for example, however, a standard, across-the-board application of this new policy may hinder many children and teenagers from participating in recreational activities that, until now, have played a large part in their development.  

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM19.3)

Background Information
Member Motion MM19.3
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45447.pdf)

Communications
(March 5, 2012) E-mail from Rosaria Galloro-Hogan (MM.New.MM19.3.1)
(March 5, 2012) E-mail from Paul Chamberlain, Registrar, North York Baseball Association (MM.New.MM19.3.2)
(March 4, 2012) E-mail from Mark Chiasson, Etobicoke Baseball, Special Events Co-ordinator (MM.New.MM19.3.3)
(March 5, 2012) E-mail from Richard Helfrich, Volunteer, Annette Baseball and Toronto Playgrounds Baseball (MM.New.MM19.3.4)
(March 5, 2012) E-mail from Darlene Huntley, Treasurer, York Baseball Association (MM.New.MM19.3.5)
(March 5, 2012) E-mail from Sean MacCormack (MM.New.MM19.3.6)
(March 5, 2012) E-mail from Ben Feist (MM.New.MM19.3.7)
(March 5, 2012) E-mail from Mark Chiasson, Etobicoke Baseball, Special Events Co-ordinator (MM.New.MM19.3.8)
(March 5, 2012) E-mail from Miguel Cea (MM.New.MM19.3.9)
(March 5, 2012) E-mail from Karen Cassie Barker (MM.New.MM19.3.10)
(March 5, 2012) E-mail from Garvan Keeley (MM.New.MM19.3.11)
(March 5, 2012) E-mail from James Siedlecki (MM.New.MM19.3.12)
(March 5, 2012) E-mail from Jane Dimoff (MM.New.MM19.3.13)
(March 5, 2012) E-mail from Richard Sredzinski (MM.New.MM19.3.14)
(March 5, 2012) E-mail from Blair McBratney (MM.New.MM19.3.15)
(March 6, 2012) E-mail from Sylvia Macrae (MM.New.MM19.3.16)
(March 6, 2012) E-mail from Dan Aranha (MM.New.MM19.3.17)
(March 6, 2012) E-mail from Andrew Pace, President, East York Baseball Association (MM.New.MM19.3.18)
(March 6, 2012) E-mail from Karen Pitre, Chair, Toronto Sports Council (MM.New.MM19.3.19)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/comm/communicationfile-29083.pdf)

(March 6, 2012) E-mail from Stephane Demers (MM.New.MM19.3.20)
(March 6, 2012) E-mail from Peter Unwin (MM.New.MM19.3.21)
(March 6, 2012) E-mail from Matt Visentin (MM.New.MM19.3.22)
(March 6, 2012) E-mail from Grace Reeves (MM.New.MM19.3.23)
(March 6, 2012) E-mail from Gordon Belray (MM.New.MM19.3.24)
(March 6, 2012) E-mail from Ron Young (MM.New.MM19.3.25)

Notice of Motion
MM19.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Maintaining 311 Toronto Customer Service Levels - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Mike Layton
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to a re-opening of Item EX14.1 headed "2012 Capital and Operating Budgets" only as it relates to 311. A two-thirds vote is required to re-open that Item.
Recommendations

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Mike Layton, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Director of 311 to delay the elimination of email for 311 Toronto service requests in order to ensure we maintain and continue to improve customer service levels for the City of Toronto and review options for reaching their operating budget reductions.

 

2.         City Council request the Director of 311 to report back to the Government Management Committee at its meeting on March 28, 2012 with options for maintaining customer service standards at 311 Toronto and that this report include options for finding efficiencies for e-mail-based service and information requests made by both Councillors and Toronto residents.

Summary

311 Toronto prides itself on its customer service excellence. It strives to exceed Toronto residents' expectations of municipal service standards. 311 Toronto is the largest end-to-end service integration system in North America.

 

The mission of 311 Toronto is to ensure a single-point-of-access to non-emergency City of Toronto program and service inquiries for all residents, businesses and visitors, in order to provide convenient, prompt, accurate and reliable City government information and requests for service to the public, while making the best use of staff expertise, resources and technology.

 

311 Toronto has impressed many across the City by making itself accessible across multiple mediums from Twitter, to email, to web service and a 24/7 Contact Centre. 311 is facing the great problem of thousands more communicating with them through email correspondence than expected. In 2011, 80,251 emails were sent to 311 Toronto, representing 27 percent of contacts and 8.1 percent of service requests. In fact, Councillors acting on behalf of their constituents emailed 311 Toronto 11,092 times in 2011 alone.

 

In order to meet 2012 budget targets, 311 Toronto staff recommended the complete elimination of email customer service. We can find ways to more efficiently provide service by email to Toronto residents without the complete elimination of such a well-used program. With over 80,000 emails sent in the last year this deserves further investigation since Toronto residents have begun to rely on this service and as emails have clearly become the preferred mode of communication of the 21st century.

 

REQUIRES RE-OPENING:

 

Executive Committee Item EX14.1 - City Council meeting on January 17, 2012 - only as it relates to 311.

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM19.4)

Background Information
Revised Member Motion MM19.4
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45425.pdf)

(March 6, 2012) Fiscal Impact Statement from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45709.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM19.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Protecting Toronto's Moraine-Sourced Groundwater - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Peter Milczyn
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. A two thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Peter Milczyn, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Deputy City Manager and appropriate staff to review existing mechanisms for testing soil leaving Toronto-area development sites.

 

2.         City Council request the Deputy City Manager to report back to Council, through the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in the third quarter of 2012, with recommendations for implementing a process to encourage greater consistency in soil quality testing and transparency for municipal development sites, with special attention to brownfield sites.

Summary

The City of Toronto is the beneficiary of the natural groundwater purification process that takes place on the Oak Ridges Moraine. The Oak Ridges Moraine serves as the headwaters for all of Toronto's major rivers, both above and below ground. Protected under provincial legislation, it is widely recognized that this is a region of hydrological significance to the Greater Toronto Area.

 

The Clean Water Act identifies the need for municipalities in Ontario to review land use planning procedures where they impact on source protection. Ontario's Safe Drinking Water Act identifies source-to-tap as one of the eight components of protection.

 

Recent reports by local residents and by news outlets have indicated that soil from Toronto development sites is being dumped onto Moraine land without being properly remediated to remove chemicals and toxins.

 

The Province of Ontario has not implemented an oversight process to ensure self-regulation is consistent. As such, there is a policy gap that needs to be addressed to ensure the safety of Toronto's watersheds.

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM19.5)

Background Information
Member Motion MM19.5
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45424.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM19.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 6 

61 Long Branch Avenue - Request for Attendance at an Ontario Municipal Board Hearing - Appeal of Committee of Adjustment B22/11EYK, A292/11EYK and A293/11EYK - by Councillor Mark Grimes, seconded by Councillor Vincent Crisanti
*Notice of this Motion has been given.
*This Motion is subject to referral to the Etobicoke York Community Council. A two thirds vote is required to waive referral.
*This Motion relates to an Ontario Municipal Board Hearing and has been deemed urgent.

Communication MM19.6.1 has been submitted on this Item.
Recommendations

Councillor Mark Grimes, seconded by Councillor Vincent Crisanti, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to attend the scheduled Ontario Municipal Board in support of the Committee of Adjustment decisions to refuse the said applications respecting 61 Long Branch Avenue and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to retain outside consultants as necessary.

Summary

The Etobicoke York Panel of the Committee of Adjustment at its meeting of December 8, 2011 refused the requested variances and lot severance by the applicant for the property at 61 Long Branch Avenue B22/11EYK, A292/11EYK and A293/11EYK.

 

The Applicant had sought to sever one lot into two to create two residential building lots for the purpose of constructing two new three-storey semi-detached dwellings with integral garages.

 

The applicant has appealed the Committee of Adjustment's decisions to the Ontario Municipal Board. This Motion is made to City Council to direct the City Solicitor to attend the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing in support of the Committee of Adjustment decisions to refuse the said applications. City Council authorizes the City Solicitor to retain outside consultants as necessary.

 

The requested severance of the lot and related variances are not in keeping with the character of this historical neighbourhood. 

The Long Branch Community has a long history and is one of the cornerstones of the Etobicoke Lakeshore community. The variances and severance would have an adverse impact on the area and the City's waterfront trail. This Motion is to support local residents' valid concerns regarding the negative impact this proposal would have on the character of this historical neighbourhood.

 

As the Ontario Municipal Board hearing is scheduled for March 29, 2012, this is a time sensitive matter.

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM19.6)

Background Information
Member Motion MM19.6
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45426.pdf)

(December 8, 2011) Committee of Adjustment Etobicoke York Panel - Notice of Decision on minor variance application for 61 Long Branch Avenue (Part 1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45439.pdf)

(December 8, 2010) Committee of Adjustment Etobicoke York Panel - Notice of Decision on minor variance application for 61 Long Branch Avenue (Part 2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45440.pdf)

(December 8, 2011) Committee of Adjustment Etobicoke York Panel - Notice of Decision on consent application for 61 Long Branch Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45441.pdf)

(March 6, 2012) Fiscal Impact Statement from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45710.pdf)

Communications
(February 29, 2012) Letter from Madeleine Pengelley, President, Ratepayers' Association of South Long Branch (MM.Supp.MM19.6.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/comm/communicationfile-29048.pdf)


Motion without Notice
MM19.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 41 

Request for City Representation at OMB Hearing for 4186 Finch Avenue East - by Councillor Chin Lee, seconded by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti
* Notice of this Motion has not been given. A two-thirds vote is required to waive notice.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Scarborough Community Council. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
* This Motion relates to an Ontario Municipal Board Hearing and has been deemed urgent.
Recommendations

Councillor Chin Lee, seconded by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Solicitor and any other appropriate staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing of Tuesday, March 20, 2012 to oppose the appeal and defend the Committee of Adjustment decision regarding 4186 Finch Avenue.

Summary

On March 20, 2012, the Ontario Municipal Board has scheduled a hearing regarding the property at 4186 Finch Avenue East in Ward 41.

 

The City was notified of this appeal to the OMB on approximately February 22, 2012 and therefore due to time constraints, this Motion should be considered as an urgent matter of City business.

 

The applicant, Torgan Construction Limited, is appealing a decision of the Committee of Adjustment  (Scarborough Panel) on December 8, 2011 that refused the following variances:

 

1.         To increase the total restaurant gross floor area to 0.962 for every 5 m2 of built form, whereas the by-law restricts restaurants to a maximum of 0.94 m2 for every 5 m2 of built form area.

 

2.         To permit a total of 386 parking spaces, whereas the Zoning By-law requires a minimum of 423 parking spaces.

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM19.7)

Background Information
Member Motion (MM19.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45574.pdf)

(December 8, 2011) Committee of Adjustment, Scarborough Panel - Notice of Decision on request for minor variance respecting 4186 Finch Avenue East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45611.pdf)


Motion without Notice
MM19.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 12 

2321 Keele Street - Renewal of business licence as a motor vehicle autobody repair shop - by Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, seconded by Councillor Mark Grimes
* Notice of this Motion has not been given. A two-thirds vote is required to waive notice.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Licensing and Standards Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
* This Motion has been deemed urgent.
Recommendations

Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, seconded by Councillor Mark Grimes, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, in conjunction with the City Solicitor, to undertake an independent outside review of the events leading to the current business licence on the property from the date of commencement of the current use and building permits, and including the validity of its current legal non-conforming use status and building permits as it relates to due process and take any appropriate action resulting from the review.

Summary

There is a need to review and clarify the existing land uses on the subject property as it relates to due process under the Planning Act.  Normally, building permits and/or business licences are not issued until proper zoning has been verified. Problems arise however, when business licences and/or building permits are issued prior to the resolution of zoning violations.  These problems are compounded if a requirement for a PPR is waived by the applicant.

 

The current business licence for a public garage that is up for renewal at 2321 Keele Street on March 12, 2012, was originally issued on the basis of a legal non-conforming use under the protection of Section 34(9) of the Planning Act prior to the verification of the nature of the legal non-conforming use and the date of establishment.  In the near future, Council will give consideration to the enactment of a site specific zoning amendment under Section 34(10) of the Planning Act, if necessary, to remedy any existing and residual violations of the Zoning By-law by the current use.

 

The business licence offered for renewal is the proper business licence that complies with Section 34(9) of the Planning Act.  In accordance with Section 34(9)(a) of the Planning Act, the issuance of the proposed business licence as a public garage does not prevent the continuation of the lawful use existing on the site on the date of the passing of the zoning bylaw amendment enacted on September 17, 1997.

 

Furthermore, in accordance with Section 34(9)(b) of the Planning Act, the proposed business licence does not prevent the continuation of a use of a building with a building permit issued prior to the day of the passing of the zoning bylaw amendment on September 17, 1997.

 

The offered business licence also recognizes that the existing zoning on the property is subject to a holding provision that limits development on the site beyond the uses in place on the date of the enactment of the holding zone by-law.

 

Therefore, it is both appropriate and reasonable that the applicant at the subject site be issued a business licence that is consistent with all prior and documented business licences issued on the property up to and around March 2007. 

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM19.8)

Background Information
Revised Member Motion (MM19.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45576.pdf)


Motion without Notice
MM19.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Legal representation regarding an Ontario Municipal Board appeal for 56 Florence Avenue - by Councillor John Filion, seconded by Councillor Joe Mihevc
* This Motion has been deemed urgent by the Chair.
* This Motion is not subject to a vote to waive referral.
* This motion has been added to the agenda and is before Council for debate.
Recommendations

Councillor John Filion, seconded by Councillor Joe Mihevc, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to negotiate with the applicant respecting 56 Florence Avenue and attempt to secure minimum interior side yard setbacks of no less than 0.9m.

Summary

Applications for Consent and Minor Variance were submitted by Rubinoff Design Group, on behalf of the applicants, to permit the severance of 56 Florence Avenue  into two residential building lots and the construction of a new two-storey dwelling on each of the proposed lots. On March 24, 2011, the Committee of Adjustment approved the applications, which included a variance requesting 1.2m interior side yard setbacks. 

 

On September 7, 2011, an application was heard by the Committee of Adjustment requesting Consent to Sever and Minor Variances for 58 Florence Avenue. The application included a variance requesting 0.6m interior side yard setbacks. This was approved by the Committee of Adjustment. The City appealed this decision. This case was heard by the Ontario Municipal Board on January 17, 2012. The City Solicitor was able to secure a settlement allowing for interior side yard setbacks of no less than 0.9m.

 

On December 14, 2011, Rubinoff Design Group, on behalf of Ronit and Namita Sharma, submitted a further application for 56 Florence Avenue, requesting a variance allowing for 0.6m interior side yard setbacks. The Committee of Adjustment refused the application. The property owner has appealed this decision to the Ontario Municipal Board. This matter is urgent due to a pending Ontario Municipal Board hearing.


 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM19.9)

Background Information
Member Motion MM19.9
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45650.pdf)

Committee of Adjustment North York Panel - Notice of Decision respecting a minor variance for 56 Florence Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45651.pdf)


Motion without Notice
MM19.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Legal representation at the Ontario Municipal Board hearing for 233 Elmwood Avenue - by Councillor John Filion, seconded by Councillor Joe Mihevc
* This Motion has been deemed urgent by the Chair.
* This Motion is not subject to a vote to waive referral.
* This motion has been added to the agenda and is before Council for debate.
Recommendations

Councillor John Filion, seconded by Councillor Joe Mihevc, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing respecting 233 Elmwood Avenue and advise the Board that a variance of maximum lot coverage is acceptable only if it is no greater than 32.0 percent of lot area.

Summary

On January 19, 2012, the Committee of Adjustment North Panel considered an application for Minor Variances submitted by Sustainable To, on behalf of the applicant, to permit the construction of a new two-storey dwelling at 233 Elmwood Avenue.  The Committee of Adjustment refused variance number 1, requesting 34.20 percent lot coverage. The Committee of Adjustment approved all other variances. The applicant has appealed the refusal of variance number 1 with the Ontario Municipal Board. The applicant has recently indicated that a settlement allowing for 32 percent lot coverage would be agreeable. This matter is urgent due to a pending Ontario Municipal Board hearing.

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM19.10)

Background Information
Member Motion MM19.10
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45652.pdf)

Committee of Adjustment North York Panel - Notice of decision on a minor variance for 233 Elmwood Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45653.pdf)


Motion without Notice
MM19.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Authority for City position at the Ontario Municipal Board - A576/11NY - 229 Holmes Avenue - by Councillor John Filion, seconded by Councillor Joe Mihevc
* This Motion has been deemed urgent by the Chair.
* This Motion is not subject to a vote to waive referral.
* This motion has been added to the agenda and is before Council for debate.
Recommendations

Councillor John Filion, seconded by Councillor Joe Mihevc, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing of the appeal from Committee of Adjustment File A576/11NY; and to not oppose the approval of the proposed minor variances in respect of the property located at 229 Holmes Avenue, provided that they are substantially in accordance with the revised plans and drawings submitted by the applicant dated February 13, 2012, and provided that the building height permitted is no more than 9.1m.

Summary

At its meeting of February 6 and 7, 2012, City Council instructed the City Solicitor to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing in opposition to the decision of the Committee of Adjustment in the matter of A576/11NY – 229 Holmes Avenue.

 

The Committee of Adjustment granted variances of a side yard setback of 1.2m (whereas a minimum of 1.8m is required), and increased building height of 9.45m (whereas a maximum of 8.8m is permitted). The applicant, as a result of discussions with City Planning and Legal Services staff, has made revisions to the plans which result in a reduction of the proposed building height to 9.1m. City Planning staff are satisfied with the proposed changes and do not oppose a height variance of this magnitude.

 

Accordingly, this Motion seeks to instruct staff not to oppose the approval of the minor variances requested at the OMB hearing, provided that they are substantially in accordance with the revised plans and drawings dated February 13, 2012 and reflect a maximum building height of 9.1m.

 

City Legal has recently received notification that an Ontario Municipal Board hearing has been scheduled for April 12, 2012. Given the late notice of this hearing date, it was not possible to submit  this motion before the Council deadline. Preparation for the hearing must be undertaken prior to the next Council meeting, therefore it is urgent to provide instructions now.

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM19.11)

Background Information
Member Motion MM19.11
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45654.pdf)

Committee of Adjustment North York Panel - Notice of decision on a minor variance for 229 Holmes Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45655.pdf)


Motion Without Notice
MM19.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 19 

708 Bathurst Street - Request for City Solicitor to attend at the Ontario Municipal Board - by Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
* This Motion has been deemed urgent by the Chair.
* This Motion is not subject to a vote to waive referral.
* This motion has been added to the agenda and is before Council for debate.
Recommendations

Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Solicitor and the appropriate staff to appear at the Ontario Municipal Board to support the Toronto and East York Committee of Adjustment's refusal of the application for variances for 708 Bathurst Street. 

Summary

At its hearing on January 11, 2012, the Committee of Adjustment refused Application No. A0765/11TEY respecting 708 Bathurst Street request to construct a two-storey rear addition to the existing two-storey detached dwelling. Based on the four requested variances, in the opinion of the Committee the application did not meet the general intent of the Official Plan or the Zoning By-law and the variances were not considered minor. In addition, the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District submitted a Staff report Dated January 3, 2012 recommending refusal of the application.

 

The applicant has appealed the refusal of the Committee of Adjustment to the Ontario Municipal Board.   The hearing date has not yet been scheduled.

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM.19.12)

Background Information
Member Motion MM19.12
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45656.pdf)

Committee of Adjustment Toronto and East York Panel - Notice of decision on a minor variance for 708 Bathurst Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45657.pdf)


Motion Without Notice
MM19.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 19 

710 Bathurst Street - Request for City Solicitor to attend at the Ontario Municipal Board - by Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
* This Motion has been deemed urgent by the Chair.
* This Motion is not subject to a vote to waive referral.
* This motion has been added to the agenda and is before Council for debate.
Recommendations

Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Solicitor and the appropriate staff to appear at the Ontario Municipal Board to support the Toronto and East York Committee of Adjustment's refusal of the application for variances for 710 Bathurst Street. 

Summary

At its hearing on January 11, 2012, the Committee of Adjustment refused Application No. A0766/11TEY respecting 710 Bathurst Street request to construct a two-storey rear addition to the existing two-storey detached dwelling. Based on the four requested variances, in the opinion of the Committee the application did not meet the general intent of the Official Plan or the Zoning By-law and the variances were not considered minor. In addition, the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District submitted a Staff report Dated January 3, 2012 recommending refusal of the application.

 

The applicant has appealed the refusal of the Committee of Adjustment to the Ontario Municipal Board.   The hearing date has not yet been scheduled.

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM19.13)

Background Information
Member Motion MM19.13
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45658.pdf)

Committee of Adjustment Toronto and East York Panel - Notice of decision on a minor variance for 710 Bathurst Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45659.pdf)


Motion without Notice
MM19.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 6 

Request to move forward with the Mimico Creek Trail Construction and Restoration Project - by Councillor Mark Grimes, seconded by Councillor Peter Milczyn
* This Motion has been deemed urgent by the Chair.
* This Motion is not subject to a vote to waive referral.
* This motion has been added to the agenda and is before Council for debate.
Recommendations

Councillor Mark Grimes, seconded by Councillor Peter Milczyn, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request Canadian National Railways to enter into an agreement with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) regarding the Mimico Creek Trail by any form of agreement that the TRCA deems advisable.

 

2.         City Council direct the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation, to grant the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority permission to move forward with the Mimico Creek Trail Construction and Restoration Project in consultation with Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division, and the local Councillor.

 

3.         City Council amend the Council-approved 2012 Capital Budget for TRCA to create a new capital project called Mimico Creek Trail Construction and Restoration in the amount of $655,170.57 funded by $250,881.25 from Section 37 agreements for 2242-2246 Lake Shore Blvd. West (Account Number XR3026-3700408) and $404,289.32 from Section 37 agreement for 2230 Lake Shore Blvd. West (Account Number XR3026-3700312).

Summary

Since 2009 the Mimico Creek Trail Construction and Restoration Project has been in development.  The funding to build the trail has been made available through Section 37 development contributions (2242-2246 Lake Shore Blvd. West and 2230 Lake Shore Blvd. West) and the preliminary trail design is being completed and submitted to the City of Toronto and the TRCA.  This trail provides much needed park land and recreation opportunities for the new communities of Mystic Point and Humber Bay Shores.

 

The 2012 Capital Budget for TRCA will be amended to create a new capital project called Mimico Creek Trail Construction and Restoration in the amount of $655,170.57 funded from Section 37 agreements for 2242-2246 Lake Shore Blvd. West (Account Number XR3026-3700408) and 2230 Lake Shore Blvd. West (Account Number XR3026-3700312).

 

Currently an agreement with Canadian National Railways needs to be executed to allow the trail to pass under the National Railways underpass at Mimico Creek, south of the Gardiner Expressway. 

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM19.14)

Background Information
Revised Member Motion MM19.14
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45660.pdf)

(March 6, 2012) Fiscal Impact Statement from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45711.pdf)


Motion without Notice
MM19.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Request to move forward with the Sherway Trail Construction and Restoration Project - by Councillor Peter Milczyn, seconded by Councillor Mark Grimes
* This Motion has been deemed urgent by the Chair.
* This Motion is not subject to a vote to waive referral.
* This motion has been added to the agenda and is before Council for debate.

Communications MM19.15.1 and MM19.15.2 have been submitted on this Item.
Recommendations

Councillor Peter Milczyn, seconded by Councillor Mark Grimes, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Minister of Transportation to grant the City of Toronto permission to construct the trail on their lands, by way of any form of agreement that the Ministry of Transportation would deem advisable.

 

2.         City Council direct the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation, to grant the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority permission to move forward with the Sherway Trail Construction and Restoration Project once written approval from the Ministry of Transportation is received.

 

3.         City Council amend the Council-approved 2012 Capital Budget for TRCA to create a new capital project called Sherway Trail Construction and Restoration in the amount of $112,184.06 funded by $4,555.43 from Section 37 agreements for 700 Evans Avenue  (Account Number XR3026-3700181), $5,029.38 from Section 45 agreement for 700 Evans Avenue (A104/07EYK) (Account Number XR3028-4500071), $50,293.75 from Section 45 agreement for Evans Avenue (A365/08EYK) (Account Number XR3028-4500068) and $52,305.50 from Section 45 agreement for 205 & 215 Sherway Gardens Road (Account Number XR3028-4500072).

Summary

Since 2009, the Etobicoke-Mimico Watersheds Coalition has been exploring alternative solutions to progress the Sherway Trail Construction and Restoration Project. This grassroots community organization has been working with the City of Toronto and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to support the design and construction of a 600 meter trail, a bridge crossing and signage as a link between the City of Toronto and the City of Mississauga.

 

To date, the funding for the trail link has been made available through a Section 37 and Section 45 development contribution and the preliminary trail design has been completed and submitted to the City of Toronto and the TRCA.

 

The council-approved 2012 Capital Budget for TRCA will be amended to create a new capital project called Sherway Trail Construction and Restoration in the amount of $112,184.06 funded by $4,555.43 from Section 37 agreements for 700 Evans Avenue  (Account Number XR3026-3700181), $5,029.38 from Section 45 agreement for 700 Evans Avenue (A104/07EYK) (Account Number XR3028-4500071), $50,293.75 from Section 45 agreement for Evans Avenue (A365/08EYK) (Account Number XR3028-4500068) and $52,305.50 from Section 45 agreement for 205 & 215 Sherway Gardens Road (Account Number XR3028-4500072).

 

Approximately 160 metres of the trail has already been completed in the southern portion of the Etobicoke Valley Park when the Etobicoke Creek Trail was repaved late last year with federal funds from Canada’s Economic Action Plan. This land is being considered for sale by the Ontario Realty Corporation as it is owned by the Province; a portion owned by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO).

 

The sale of these lands is not expected to occur anytime in the near future, as the studies from Ministry of Transportation are expected to take 3-5 years to complete. And given the extensive work already completed by the TRCA and Parks Forestry and Recreation in designing the preliminary plans, and the strong community support in favour of this project, construction of the trail should proceed so that the Etobicoke residents can enjoy these lands today.

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM19.15)

Background Information
Revised Member Motion MM19.15
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45661.pdf)

(March 6, 2012) Fiscal Impact Statement from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45712.pdf)

Communications
(March 6, 2012) E-mail from Suzanne Barrett, Chair, Etobicoke and Mimico Watersheds Coalition (MM.New.MM19.15.1)
(March 6, 2012) E-mail from Terry Smith, Acting Chair, Friends of Sam Smith Park (MM.New.MM19.15.2)

Motion without Notice
MM19.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Authority to Enter into Contribution Agreements for the Fort York Visitor Centre - by Councillor Michael Thompson, seconded by Councilor Paul Ainslie
* This Motion has been deemed urgent by the Chair.
* This Motion is not subject to a vote to waive referral.
* This motion has been added to the agenda and is before Council for debate.
Recommendations

Councillor Michael Thompson, seconded by Councillor Paul Ainslie, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City to enter into contribution agreements with the Federal and Provincial governments for funding to be provided for Fort York Visitor Centre, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, and authorize the City Manager to execute the contribution agreements on behalf of the City.

Summary

At its meeting held on January 17, 2012, City Council authorized the construction of the Fort York Visitor Centre as part of the 2012 Capital Budget for Economic Development and Culture.  The approved Fort York Visitor Centre capital budget includes contributions of $5 million each from the Federal and Provincial governments.  Both governments have confirmed their contributions and staff require Council authority to enter into the necessary contribution agreements.

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM19.16)

Background Information
Member Motion MM19.16
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45662.pdf)


Motion without Notice
MM19.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Court Decision - Harbourfront Fire Station - Claims by M.J. Dixon Construction and Dean Construction - by Councillor Adam Vaughan, seconded by Councillor Mary Fragedakis
* This Motion has been deemed urgent by the Chair.
* This Motion is not subject to a vote to waive referral.
* This motion has been added to the agenda and is before Council for debate.
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board and the receiving of advice or communication that are subject to solicitor-client privilege
Recommendations

Councillor Adam Vaughan, seconded by Councillor Mary Fragedakis, recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adopt the recommendations contained in the report (March 6, 2012) from the City Solicitor.

Summary

This report concerns a decision of the Court ordering the City to make additional payments to M.J. Dixon Construction and Dean Construction for the construction of the Harbourfront Fire Station.

 

The City Solicitor has prepared a report dated March 6, 2012 requesting further instructions regarding the litigation.

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5 and 6, 2012 as MM19.17)

Background Information
Member Motion MM19.17
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45679.pdf)

(March 6, 2012) Report from the City Solicitor on Court Decision - Harbourfront Fire Station - Claims by M.J. Dixon Construction and Dean Construction
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45675.pdf)

Confidential Attachment

Motion without Notice
MM19.18

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 39 

Ontario Municipal Board Hearing - 75 Coverdale Crescent - by Councillor Mike Del Grande, seconded by Councillor Frances Nunziata
This Motion has been deemed urgent by the Chair.
* This Motion is not subject to a vote to waive referral.
* This motion has been added to the agenda and is before Council for debate.
Recommendations

Councillor Mike Del Grande, seconded by Councillor Frances Nunziata, recommends that:

 

1.        City Council authorize the City Solicitor and relevant staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing in support of the Committee of Adjustment's decision regarding the minor variance application at 75 Coverdale Crescent.

Summary

This motion is to authorize the City Solicitor and other relevant staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing to oppose the appeal and uphold the decision made by the Committee of Adjustment, Scarborough Panel at its meeting on January 24, 2012 (Item #14)  regarding the variance application at 75 Coverdale Crescent (File A270/11SC).

 

(Submitted to City Council on March 5, 6 and 7, 2012 as MM19.18)

Background Information
Member Motion MM19.18
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45685.pdf)

Committee of Adjustment Scarborough Panel - Notice of Decision respecting a minor variance for 75 Coverdale Crescent
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-45686.pdf)


City Council - Bills and By-laws - Meeting 19
BL19.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Introduction and Enactment of General Bills and Confirming Bills
Summary

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

Background Information
(March 9, 2012) Consolidated By-law Index for March 5, 6 and 7, 2012 City Council meeting
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/bl/bgrd/backgroundfile-45588.htm)