Agenda

Consolidated



City Council


Meeting No. 25   Contact Marilyn Toft, Manager
Meeting Date Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Friday, July 13, 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.

 

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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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July 6, 2012


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City Council - Routine Matters - Meeting 25
RM25.1

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Call to Order
Summary

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

Background Information
Condolence Motion for William Buss
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-49116.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Glenn Cochrane
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-49113.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Lyman George Henderson
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-49115.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Edna Somme Houston
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-49112.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Robert Michael Laidlaw
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-49110.pdf)

Condolence Motion for David (Dave) Henry McKay
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-49111.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Kyle Scanlon
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-49114.pdf)

Condolence Motion - Residents of Elliot Lake
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-49109.pdf)


RM25.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Confirmation of Minutes
Summary

City Council will confirm the Minutes from the regular meeting held on June 6, 7 and 8, 2012.


RM25.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Introduction of Committee Reports and New Business from City Officials
Summary

Deferred Committee Item:

                        Toronto and East York Community Council Item TE16.7

 

Report of the Executive Committee from Meeting 21 on June 12, 2012

                        Submitted by Mayor Rob Ford, Chair

 

Report of the Audit Committee from Meeting 7 on July 3, 2012

                        Submitted by Deputy Mayor Holyday

 

Report of the Audit Committee from Meeting 8 on July 4, 2012

                        Submitted by Deputy Mayor Holyday

 

Report of the Board of Health from Meeting 15 on June 25, 2012

Submitted by Councillor John Filion, Chair

 

Report of the Civic Appointments Committee from Meeting 17 on June 25, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Frances Nunziata, Chair

 

Report of the Community Development and Recreation Committee from Meeting 14 on June 26, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Chair

 

Report of the Economic Development Committee from Meeting 15 on June 20, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair

 

Report of the Government Management Committee from Meeting 15 on June 27, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Paul Ainslie, Chair

 

Report of the Licensing and Standards Committee from Meeting 14 on June 28, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Cesar Palacio, Chair

 

Report of the Planning and Growth Management Committee from Meeting 15 on June 11, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Peter Milczyn, Chair

 

Report of the Planning and Growth Management Committee from Meeting 16 on June 18, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Peter Milczyn, Chair

 

Report of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee from Meeting 16 on June 14, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Chair

 

Report of the Etobicoke York Community Council from Meeting 17 on June 13, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Mark Grimes, Chair

 

Report of the North York Community Council from Meeting 17 on June 13, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Maria Augimeri, Chair

 

Report of the Scarborough Community Council from Meeting 17 on June 13, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Paul Ainslie, Chair

 

Report of the Toronto and East York Council from Meeting 17 on June 13, 2012

Submitted by Councillor Gord Perks, Chair

 

New Business submitted by the Mayor and City Officials


RM25.4

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Petitions
Summary

Members of Council may file petitions.


RM25.5

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Presentations, Introductions and Announcements
Summary

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


RM25.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review of Order Paper
Summary

City Council will review the Order Paper.

Background Information
July 11, 2012 Order Paper
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-49052.pdf)

July 12, 2012 Order Paper
July 13, 2012 Order Paper
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-49086.pdf)


City Council - Administrative Inquiry and Answer - Meeting 25
IA25.1

Information 

 

 

Ward: All 

City's Purchase of Ads in Print Media
The City Manager has submitted an Answer on this Item (IA25.1a)

Under Council's Procedures, City Council can receive or refer Administrative Inquiries and Answers, without debate.
Summary

Councillor Joe Mihevc, Ward 21, St. Paul's, has submitted the following Administrative Inquiry:

 

I am submitting this Administrative Inquiry (under Municipal Code S27-61) to obtain information related to the City's purchasing of advertising space in print media. I am concerned about the fairness with which the City's various departments purchase ad space with print media.

 

Given the importance of these issues, I request a report looking at the policies that guide the purchasing of advertising and/or how these decisions are made during the current term of council. I request that the report be broken down by department and by media.

Background Information
(May 29, 2012) Administrative Inquiry from Councillor Joe Mihevc, Ward 21, St. Paul's, regarding the City's purchase of ads in print media (IA25.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-48903.pdf)

(July 9, 2012) Answer from the City Manager (IA25.1a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-49031.pdf)

Ad purchases shown by Cluster/Division 2010 to 2012
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-49037.pdf)


City Council - Deferred Item - Meeting 25
(City Council on June 6, 7 and 8, 2012, deferred consideration of Item TE16.7 to the next regular City Council meeting on July 11 and 12, 2012)
TE16.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 18 

Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter Into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 1115 Queen Street West
The Toronto Preservation Board has submitted a Transmittal on this Item (TE16.7a 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 1115 Queen Street West (Queen and Lisgar Library) 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 bill 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.

 

5.         City Council grant authority for the execution of a Heritage Easement Agreement under Section 37 of the Ontario Heritage Act with the lease holders of the property at 1115 Queen Street West for the property at 1115 Queen Street West.

 

6.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bill in Council authorizing the entering into of a Heritage Easement Agreement.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council requested the Toronto Preservation Board to provide its comments directly to City Council for its meeting on June 6 and 7, 2012, with respect to the report (May 10, 2012) from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division, headed "Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 1115 Queen Street West."

Origin
(May 10, 2012) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 1115 Queen Street West (Queen and Lisgar Library) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value and grant authority for a heritage easement agreement.  Located on the southeast corner of Queen Street West and Lisgar Street, the property was listed on the inaugural City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties in June 1973.  Since the closure of the library branch in 1964, the City of Toronto has used the building as a district public health office.

 

The City of Toronto is entering into an agreement with The Theatre Centre, a performing arts group established in 1979, to lease the former Queen and Lisgar Library as its new performance venue and administrative offices.  The plans to adaptively reuse the site involve the preservation of the original library building and the construction of two additions to accommodate theatre uses.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 10, 2012) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority for a Heritage Easement Agreement - 1115 Queen Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-47129.pdf)

(April 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter Into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 1115 Queen Street West - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-46735.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(June 14, 2012) Transmittal from the Toronto Preservation Board on Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority for a Heritage Easement Agreement - 1115 Queen Street West (TE16.7a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-48913.pdf)


Executive Committee - Meeting 21
EX21.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Invest Toronto - Annual General Meeting and Audited Annual Financial Statements 2011
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council treat the Council meeting at which the report (May 29, 2012) from the City Manager, is considered as the 2011 Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Invest Toronto Inc. by:

 

a.         receiving the Annual Report of Invest Toronto Inc., Attachment 1 to the report (May 29, 2012) from the City Manager;

 

b.         appointing Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, Chartered Accountants, as the Auditor of Invest Toronto Inc. for fiscal year 2012, and authorizing the Board of Directors of Invest Toronto to fix the remuneration of such Auditor; and

 

c.         receiving the report of the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, dated May  29th, 2012 titled, "Invest Toronto Inc. 2011 Audited Financial Statements", Attachment 2 to the report (May 29, 2012) from the City Manager, and receiving Invest Toronto's 2011 Annual Audited Financial Statements, Appendix A to the report (May 29, 2012) from the City Manager.

 

2.         City Council direct that a copy of Invest Toronto's 2011 Audited Annual Financial Statements, Appendix A to Attachment 2 to the report (May 29, 2012) from the City Manager, be forwarded to the Audit and Budget Committees for information.

 

3.         City Council receive the information of Attachment 3 in the report (May 29, 2012) from the City Manager, concerning executive compensation disclosure in the report for information.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Summary

This report recommends the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) for holding the 2011 Annual General Meeting of the shareholder of Invest Toronto Inc. including receipt of Audited Financial Statements and appointment of the auditor.  This report also transmits documents from Invest Toronto Inc. to City Council disclosing the compensation of executive officers employed by the corporation in 2011.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Invest Toronto - Annual General Meeting and Audited Annual Financial Statements 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48055.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Attachment 1: Invest Toronto 2011 Annual Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48061.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Attachment 2: Report of Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer dated May 29th, 2012 "Invest Toronto Inc. 2011 Audited Financial Statements" and Appendix A: 2011 Audited Annual Financial Statements of Invest Toronto dated May 8th, 2012
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48062.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Attachment 3: Invest Toronto - 2011 Executive Compensation Disclosure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48063.pdf)


EX21.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Hydro Corporation - Annual General Meeting and Audited Annual Financial Statements 2011
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council consider the Council meeting to be the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Toronto Hydro Corporation by:

 

a.         adopting the recommendations of the Toronto Hydro Corporation report dated May 14, 2012 in Attachment 1 to the report (May 29, 2012) from the City Manager, in order to re-appoint KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants, as the auditor for Toronto Hydro Corporation and to authorize the Corporation’s Board of Directors to fix the auditor's remuneration;

 

b.         receiving the information report of the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer entitled “2011 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements of Toronto Hydro Corporation and Unaudited Financial Statements for the Quarter ended March 31, 2012” forming Attachment 2 to the report (May 29, 2012) from the City Manager and receiving the financial statements forming Appendix A to the report (May 29, 2012) from the City Manager.

 

2.         City Council receive the report of the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer entitled “2011 Annual Information Form of Toronto Hydro Corporation” forming Attachment 3 to the report (May 29, 2012) from the City Manager.

 

3.         City Council refer Toronto Hydro Corporation’s 2011 Audited Consolidated Annual Financial Statements to the Audit and Budget Committees for information.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Summary

This report recommends the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (“OBCA”) for holding an annual general meeting of the shareholder of Toronto Hydro Corporation (“THC”) including receipt of the audited annual financial statements and appointment of the auditor.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Toronto Hydro Corporation - Annual General Meeting and Audited Annual Financial Statements 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48064.pdf)

(May 14, 2012) Attachment 1: Toronto Hydro Corporation Report May 14, 2012 and Appendix A: Resolution of the City of Toronto (“Sole Shareholder”) To Re-appoint the Auditor of Toronto Hydro Corporation (the “Corporation”) and to Authorize the Directors to Fix the Remuneration of the Auditor
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48065.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Attachment 2: Report of Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer entitled “2011 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements of Toronto Hydro Corporation and Unaudited Financial Statements for the Quarter ended March 31, 2012”
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48301.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Appendix A to Attachment 2 - 2011 Audited Consolidated annual Financial Statements of Toronto Hydro Corporation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48066.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Appendix B to Attachment 2 - Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements for the First Quarter of 2012 of Toronto Hydro Corporation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48412.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Attachment 3: Report of Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer entitled “2011 Annual Information Form of Toronto Hydro Corporation”
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48067.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Attachment 4: Toronto Hydro Corporation 2011 Annual Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48068.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Attachment 5: Toronto Hydro Corporation 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48069.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Attachment 6: Toronto Hydro Corporation 2011 Annual Information Form
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48070.pdf)


EX21.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

Riverdale Farm Business Plan
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to accept donations from the Parks and Trees Foundation of funds raised by the Riverdale Farm Coalition through activities outlined in the attached business plan in the report (May 25, 2012) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, for the purposes of first offsetting the operating costs of Riverdale Farm before any funds are allocated for program expansion or capital improvements.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to work with the Riverdale Farm Coalition to develop a terms of reference for the Riverdale Farm Stewardship Group, including defining roles and responsibilities for the City, organizations, and residents.

 

3.         City Council support and encourage the Riverdale Farm Coalition's efforts to raise funds in support of the ongoing operation of the Farm, such as permitting the use of the Farm for fundraising events.

 

4.         City Council direct Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff to include in the 2013 budget process any expected net operating budget impacts as a result of the fundraising activities.

Origin
(May 25, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

This report highlights the work completed by the Riverdale Farm Coalition towards the development of alternative sources of funding and revenue for operation of the Farm, as requested by Council on September 26, 2011. Since that time, the Coalition has conducted extensive research and community consultations, including a community survey, town hall meeting and partner roundtable discussion, towards putting forward a business plan that outlines an alternative vision and funding model for the Farm. 

 

The Riverdale Farm Coalition reported back to the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division with a business plan summarizing numerous opportunities for revenue generation, including fundraising, sponsorships, and on-site revenue opportunities (Attachment 1).  In the context of the business plan, the Coalition also envisions the Farm as a centre of excellence in food and urban agriculture, a "rural embassy" in the City, a catalyst for social enterprise operations and venue for diverse programming. 

 

In order to move forward with raising funds to offset the operating costs of Riverdale Farm as per the ideas presented in the Riverdale Farm Business Plan report, the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division is recommending that City Council authorize the acceptance of donations from the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, request staff to develop a terms of reference for the new Riverdale Farm Stewardship Group, and support the community's fundraising efforts.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 25, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Riverdale Farm Business Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47815.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Riverdale Farm Business Plan, submitted by the Riverdale Farm Coalition
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47816.pdf)

Speakers

Anne Pastuszak, Riverdale Farm Coalition
Dan Eldridge, Riverdale Farm Coalition
Bill Holy, Riverdale Farm Coalition
Councillor Sarah Doucette
Councillor Pam McConnell

Communications (Committee)
(June 11, 2012) E-mail from Miguel Avila-Velarde (EX.New.EX21.3.1)
(June 12, 2012) Submission from Riverdale Farm Coalition titled "Riverdale Farm Business Plan" (EX.New.EX21.3.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30856.pdf)


EX21.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Authorization to Amend the Agreement with the Federal Government for the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund (CSIF)
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Mayor, the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the City Clerk to amend the Canada-Toronto-TTC Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund Agreement between the City of Toronto, the TTC and Her Majesty in Right of Canada in accordance with the terms described in the report (May 24, 2012) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

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

Origin
(May 24, 2012) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report seeks Council approval to amend the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund (CSIF) agreement between the City, TTC and the Federal Government. The amendment to the agreement will extend the project completion date from March 31, 2012 to March 31, 2015 as well as the agreement termination date from March 31, 2013 to March 31, 2016. The amendment also reduces the maximum eligible claim amount from $350 million to $303.5 million due to the change in proponency of the PRESTO project from the TTC to Metrolinx.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 24, 2012) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Authorization to Amend the Agreement with the Federal Government for the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund (CSIF)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47673.pdf)


EX21.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2012 Heads and Beds Levy on Institutions
Bill 1066 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the levy and collection of amounts for the 2012 taxation year on hospitals, colleges and universities and correctional facilities as authorized by Section 285 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

 

2.         City Council direct that the maximum prescribed amount of $75 be applied per provincially rated hospital bed, full time student, or resident place as prescribed by Ontario Regulation 121/07.

 

3.         City Council grant authority for the introduction of the necessary bill in Council to levy amounts for the 2012 taxation year on hospitals, colleges and universities and correctional facilities.

Origin
(May 18, 2012) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

This report requests authority to adopt a by-law to levy amounts for the 2012 taxation year for public hospitals, universities and colleges, and correctional facilities (the “institutions”), totalling approximately $15.9 million (annual “Heads and Beds” levy).

Background Information (Committee)
(May 18, 2012) Report from the Treasurer on 2012 Heads and Beds Levy on Institutions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47365.pdf)


EX21.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2012 Levy on Railway Roadways and Rights of Way and on Power Utility Transmission and Distribution Corridors
Bill 1067 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the levy and collection of taxes for the 2012 taxation year on railway roadways and rights of way and on land used as transmission or distribution corridors owned by power utilities, in accordance with subsection 280(1) of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and subsection 257.7 (1) the Education Act.

 

2.         City Council grant authority for the introduction of the necessary bill to give effect thereto.

Origin
(May 23, 2012) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

This report seeks Council authority for the introduction of the by-law necessary to levy and collect taxes for the 2012 taxation year on railway roadways and rights of way and on land used as transmission or distribution corridors owned by power utilities, totalling approximately $7.5 million in taxation revenue, of which the municipal share is $6.7 million and the provincial education share is $0.8 million. 

Background Information (Committee)
(May 23, 2012) Report from the Treasurer on 2012 Levy on Railway Roadways and Rights of Way and on Power Utility Transmission and Distribution Corridors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47368.pdf)


EX21.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Outdoor Sports Field Provision, Maintenance Standards and Fee Structure
Communications EX21.8.3 and EX21.8.4 have been submitted on this Item.

This Item will be considered after Notices of Motion on July 12, 2012
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the introduction of sports field permit fees for children and youth organizations in 2013 at the following rates (including HST):

 

a.         $6/hour for A fields;

b.         $4/hour for B fields;

c.         $2/hour for C fields; and

d.         $2/hour for dry pads.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to undertake the steps outlined in the report (May 29, 2012) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to strengthen the City's partnership with sports organizations and to improve the quality of sports fields and report back to Council after the 2013 season. 

 

3.         City Council direct that the permit fees for 2014 be set through the User Fee Review process, and that any increases to the 2013 fees beyond the annual inflationary increases be phased in over time, with appropriate consultation and in a manner that allows the sports groups to adjust their fees accordingly. 

 

4.         City Council request the General Manager of Parks, Forestry, and Recreation to explore the option of creating a new fee for lit fields and facilities to recover a portion of the electricity costs for each lit field and report back through the User Fee Review process.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

This report responds to Council's direction regarding establishing a fee structure for children and youth organizations permitting outdoor sports facilities. Additionally, this report provides a summary of the consultations held with sports organizations and the results of a comparison of Toronto's sports fields, fees, and policies with those in other municipalities.

 

Among other things, this report recommends the introduction of new, lower fees for the 2013 season. These new fees have been recommended at a lower rate than those introduced as part of the 2012 budget to respond to the concerns raised by many organizations about keeping children and youth sports affordable. These lower rates also acknowledge that there is work to be done to improve the quality of sports fields.

 

Charging a nominal fee complies with the Council-adopted User Fee Policy, which recommends a portion of the cost of a service be recovered by fees where the benefits accrue to an identifiable group and where it is possible to prevent someone from accessing the service. There has historically been a 100% subsidy for sports field permit fees for children and youth groups. This report recommends bringing that subsidy down from 100% to a level more in-line with the level of subsidy provided to children and youth groups who permit other facilities.

 

Charging fees has other benefits for the maintenance and utilization of sports fields as well. For example, it encourages permit holders to use these facilities efficiently, freeing up some time for other groups looking to use fields. The revenue generated from permit fees will help support the improved quality of the fields, which is a major benefit to the permit holders. Further, the City will benefit from the improved utilization data that will result when permits more accurately reflect the activity on the field.

 

This report also outlines several steps that will improve and strengthen the partnership between Parks, Forestry and Recreation and sports organizations who provide a valuable opportunity for children and youth to stay active and receive the benefit of sport, along with volunteering their time and resources to maintain City facilities. Parks, Forestry and Recreation will improve communication with these groups, and work with them as partners to develop a new field classification system, a new policy for dealing inclement weather, and to improve the quality of sports fields.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Outdoor Sports Field Provision, Maintenance Standards and Fee Structure with Attachment 1 - Summary of Participant Feedback - Consultation Meeting May 17, 2012
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47867.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Toronto Sports Council Field Permit Meeting - Meeting Summary
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47868.pdf)

Speakers

Karen Pitre, Chair, Toronto Sports Council
John Primeau
David Black, President, Toronto Baseball Association
Jutta Mason, Centre for Local Research into Public Space (CELOS)
Richard Helfrich, Annette Baseball Association and Toronto Playgrounds Rep Baseball
Andrew Pace, President, East York Baseball Association
Patrick McConnell, President, Bloordale Baseball Association
Karen Somerville, East York Soccer Club
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Paula Fletcher

Communications (Committee)
(June 9, 2012) E-mail from Ryan Ricci (EX.New.EX21.8.1)
(June 11, 2012) E-mail from Jutta Mason (EX.New.EX21.8.2)
Communications (City Council)
(July 8, 2012) Letter from Various Sports Organizations (CC.New.EX21.8.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/comm/communicationfile-31112.pdf)

(July 12, 2012) Letter from Karen Pitre, Chair, Toronto Sports Council (CC.New.EX21.8.4)

EX21.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Policy Changes to Facilitate Councillor Office Operations
Bill 1077 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         Councillor donations to community groups be an ineligible expense and Section 5 (Allowable Expenses) of the Councillor Expense Policy dated May, 2012 (Attachment 6 of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Deputy Mayor and the City Clerk), be amended by deleting Community Expense-Donations to Community Groups as an expense category.

 

2.         Councillors who are not Board or Committee Members of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) fund the attendance of the Annual Conference from their Office Expense Budget and that Section 5, Appendix 1 (Allowable Expenses - Resources Available/Allocated to Councillors) of the Councillor Expense Policy dated May, 2012 (Attachment 6 of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Deputy Mayor and the City Clerk), be amended so that the last bullet, which reads:

 

"Councillors who are not Board or Committee members of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and incur travel costs associated with attending the Annual Conference of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities may be reimbursed for these costs from the Council Business Travel Budget"

 

is deleted and replaced with:

 

"Councillors who are not Board or Committee Members of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and attend the Annual Conference will fund the cost for the conference from their Office Expense Budget."

 

 3.        City Council amend Section 4.7(b) Councillor Expenses during an Election Year, Specific Limitations of the Councillor Expense Policy dated May, 2012 (Attachment 6 of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Deputy Mayor and the City Clerk), by deleting "August 1" and replacing with "Labour Day".

 

4.         City Council approve the Furniture, Configuration and Equipment Standard for Councillor Offices set out in Attachment 1 of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Deputy Mayor and the City Clerk.

 

5.         City Council approve the renaming of the Government Relations Reserve (XQ0009) to the Council Furniture and Equipment Reserve and change the purpose to receive, hold and be drawn on to provide for the state of good repair and replacement of furniture and offices of Members of Council at City Hall, or constituency offices at civic centres or other properties, as set out in Attachment 2 of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Deputy Mayor and the City Clerk.

 

6.         City Council approve the renaming of the Councillors' Severance Reserve (XQ0010) to the Council Transition Reserve and change the purpose to receive, hold and be drawn on to provide for the expenses required during Council transition, including but not limited to the payment of severance for Members of Council and their staff, the set-up of transition offices and payment of transition staff, and other transition-related expenses, as set out in Attachment 3 of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Deputy Mayor and the City Clerk.

 

7.         City Council amend Municipal Code Chapter 227 (Reserve and Reserve Funds) as per Recommendations 5 and 6 above.

 

8.         City Council approve the provision of BlackBerry smart phones and mobile tablets and associated voice and data plans to Councillors as standard equipment funded from the Council General Expense Budget.

 

9.         City Council approve the Policy for Councillor Use of Civic Space set out in Attachment 4 of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Deputy Mayor and the City Clerk, and direct the City Manager to implement the policy effective September 1, 2012, and amend divisional permit policies, procedures and rates accordingly.

 

10.       City Council request City agencies, including but not limited to the Toronto Public Library, the Toronto Parking Authority and the Toronto Transit Commission, to review the City's Policy on Councillor Use of Civic Space and adopt similar policies for facilities under their control.

 

11.       City Council approve the Policy on Use of City Resources during an Election set out in Attachment 5 of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Deputy Mayor and the City Clerk, and direct the City Manager and the Accountability Officers to implement the policy effective immediately.

 

12.       City Council request the City Manager to report on the application of the Policy on Use of City Resources during an Election to City agencies and corporations, for implementation for the 2014 Municipal Election.

 

13.       City Council approve the changes and clarifications to the Councillor Expense Policy that incorporates the above recommendations set out in  Attachment 6 of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Deputy Mayor and the City Clerk.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Report from the Deputy Mayor and the City Clerk
Summary

This report outlines changes in City policies that have been identified by Councillors as necessary for the effective and efficient operation of their offices during consultations on the Councillor Expense Policy. An annotated Councillor Expense Policy incorporating these proposed policy changes and clarifying some expenses is included for reference. The report also includes a recommended separate Policy on Use of City Resources during an Election, so that policies guiding staff action are segregated from the provisions guiding Councillors in the Councillor Expense Policy. 

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Report from the Deputy Mayor and the City Clerk on Policy Changes to Facilitate Councillor Office Operations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48022.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Furniture, Configuration and Equipment Standard for Councillor Offices
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48023.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Council Furniture and Equipment Reserve
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48024.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Council Transition Reserve
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48025.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Policy on Councillor Use of Civic Space
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48026.pdf)

Attachment 5 - Policy on Use of City Resources during an Election
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48027.pdf)

Attachment 6 - Annotated revised Councillor Expense Policy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48028.pdf)


EX21.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2011 Progress Report on Equity, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) Achievements
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the reports (March 27, 2012) and (May 29, 2102) from the City Manager  for information. 

Origin
(March 27, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Summary

The City Manager reports regularly to Council on divisional delivery of programs and services to Toronto's diverse population. It is the priority of the City to provide accessible and equitable programs and services to residents and employers. Addressing equity, diversity and human rights and embedding these principles and practices in program and service delivery helps the City reach its goal of being a welcoming, inclusive and prosperous city.  Furthermore, it helps the City achieve Customer Service Excellence and meet legislative and policy obligations.

 

The 2011 Progress Report on Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Achievements takes a new approach to tracking the programs and services that are delivered to Toronto's residents and the Toronto Public Service.  In the first year of this new approach, we have collected baseline data from the program and service delivery.  The baseline data will serve as reference points for assessing the results and effectiveness of the programs and services over a period of time. 

 

The baseline data in this report focus on two of the City's priority areas: 1) City as an employer and 2) City as a provider of customer service.  The report also includes divisions’ leading examples and good practices in equity, diversity and human rights that have had a positive impact on diverse residents and clients.  

 

In addition, this report informs Council on the future implementation of equity, diversity and human rights initiatives in the City.  The Office of Equity, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) will: 1) develop an integrated Corporate Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Framework to assist divisions in planning and delivering equity, diversity and human rights services to employees and residents;  2) implement Employment Equity programs to make the Toronto Public Service a diversity champion.

 

The Office of EDHR is a resource to the Toronto Public Service.  It performs this role by:

  1. building trusting and collaborative relationships with City divisions
  2. supporting the City in meeting its legislative and policy obligations in access, equity and human rights
  3. supporting all employees in demonstrating their commitment to equity, diversity and human rights
  4. driving and shaping innovative organizational change at the Toronto Public Service
  5. promoting a culture of sharing, learning and responsiveness
  6. creating the tools to embed equity, diversity and human rights into all functions of the Toronto Public Service.

 

The objectives of a Corporate Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Framework are twofold: to enable divisions to embed equity, diversity and human rights principles and practices and to strengthen their capacity to assess the outcomes of their equity, diversity and human rights initiatives.   This framework will include an Equity and Inclusion Lens, an improved and expanded version of the Equity Lens, and Equity Outcome Assessment tools. 

 

The Office of EDHR will also continue to build on the successes of the Employment Equity programs by: working with unions to build support for the workforce survey among members; continuing successful programs and activities that support the goals of the City’s equity and diversity goals; launching new initiatives based on needs identified by the Workforce Survey, employee feedback and input from divisions; and starting in 2012, holding an annual workforce survey with a specific emphasis on low response divisions.

Background Information (Committee)
(March 27, 2012) Report from the City Manager on 2011 Progress Report on Equity, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) Achievements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-46460.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Corporate Indicator - City as Employer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-46461.pdf)

Appendix 2: Corporate Indicator - City as Provider of Customer Service
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-46462.pdf)

Appendix 3: Division-Specific Indicators
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-46463.pdf)

Appendix 4: Qualitative Indicators - Good Practices in Equity, Diversity and Human Rights
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-46464.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(April 16, 2012) Submission from Avvy Yao-Yao Go, Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (EX.Main.EX21.12.1)

12a Supplementary Report - 2011 Progress Report on Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Achievements
Origin
(May 29, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Summary

This report provides the information requested by the Executive Committee for its consideration of the deferred 2011 Progress Report on Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Achievements. 

 

The report clarifies how the Employment Equity workforce survey data analysis is done and the roles of the City Manager and City divisions in establishing benchmarks and goals for the planning and reporting of equity, diversity and human rights initiatives.  It provides the social and economic context, current status and future directions of the City's youth employment strategies. It also outlines the impact of federal and provincial immigration policies on the City, including the recent federal government's initiative to reduce health care for refugees.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Supplementary Report - 2011 Progress Report on Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Achievements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48053.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Appendix 1 - A Plan to Provide Internships, Co-op and Job Experience Programs for Youth
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48052.pdf)


EX21.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Aboriginal Representation on Agencies and Corporations
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the City Manager to develop a strategy respecting aboriginal representation on Agencies and Corporations that includes but is not limited to the following actions:

 

a.         Meet with the Aboriginal Affairs Committee to determine the barriers preventing applications from the Aboriginal community and strategies to improve Aboriginal applications and representation, including identifying Agencies and Corporations where an Aboriginal perspective would be beneficial or of interest to the Aboriginal community.

 

b.         Host two community focus groups with the Aboriginal community to identify the barriers preventing applications to the Agencies and Corporations.

 

c.         Host an information session on the City's Agencies and Corporations for the Aboriginal community.

 

d.         Make relevant changes that improve communications, provide for a targeted outreach to increase the Aboriginal applicant pool to Agencies and Corporations, based on the results of discussions with the Aboriginal Affairs Committee, the Aboriginal community, and the Agencies and Corporations.

 

e.         Aboriginal representation on the City of Toronto's Agencies and Corporations be reviewed and highlighted in the City Manager's Office's annual Equity, Diversity and Human Rights report.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Summary

This report is to outline an approach to identify the barriers to civic participation for Aboriginal Peoples and to find ways to increase the representation of Aboriginal Peoples on the City of Toronto's Agencies and Corporations.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Aboriginal Representation on Agencies and Corporations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48033.pdf)


EX21.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Public Service (TPS) Education Strategy on Aboriginal History and Culture
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the report (May 24, 2012) from the Executive Director, Human Resources, for information.

Origin
(May 24, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Human Resources
Summary

This report is an update on the process undertaken by Organization Development and Learning (OD&L) in consultation with the Office of Equity, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) to create a strategy to provide education opportunities for the Toronto Public Service regarding the culture and history of Aboriginal peoples living in Toronto, and the impact of their historical experience on their lives today. 

 

The strategy will guide the plan needed to procure, develop and implement education opportunities aligned with the City's Statement of Commitment as well as the context of each division.  The strategy includes consultations with Aboriginal Elders, Aboriginal partners, and the Toronto Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 24, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Human Resources on Toronto Public Service (TPS) Education Strategy on Aboriginal History and Culture
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47359.pdf)


EX21.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Recipients - 2012 Access Equity and Human Rights Awards
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council extend congratulations to the following who have been selected as recipients of the 2012 City of Toronto Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards:

 

            -           Aboriginal Affairs Award:  Native Women's Resource Centre; 

            -           Access Award:  Archie Allison;

            -           Pride Award:  Martine Stonehouse; and

-           William P. Hubbard Award:  Teferi Adem.

 

2.         City Council confirm the unanimous selections made by the Constance E. Hamilton Award Selection Committee comprised of the Women Members of Council that Carolyn Egan and Ceta Ramkhalawansingh are the recipients of the 2012 Constance E. Hamilton Award.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Summary

This report advises Council of the result of the nomination process for the City of Toronto Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards. These Awards are the Aboriginal Affairs Award, the Access Award on Disability Issues, the Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women, the Pride Award for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual and Two Spirited Issues and the William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award. 

 

The recipient of the Constance E. Hamilton Award is selected by the Women Members of Council and will be reported separately to City Council, as a supplementary report.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Recipients - 2012 Access Equity and Human Rights Awards
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48034.pdf)


16a 2012 Recipients - Constance E. Hamilton Award
Origin
(June 1, 2012) Letter from the Constance E. Hamilton Award Selection Committee
Summary

The Constance E. Hamilton Award was established in 1979 and is named after the first woman elected in 1920 to municipal council in Toronto.  The award recognizes person(s) who have made a significant contribution to improving the social, economic, cultural and political status of women in Toronto. 

 

The Selection Committee has reviewed the nominations submitted by the public and selected the following recipients for their contributions toward improving the status of women in Toronto:

 

Carolyn Egan – For over forty years, Carolyn Egan has made a tremendous contribution to improving the quality of life for women in Toronto. As an ardent trade unionist, feminist, human rights activist and political activist, the scope and depth of her leadership in community engagement and social movement building has been extensive and extraordinary. She is president of the community board of the Immigrant Women’s Health Centre in Toronto, past president of Women in Transition, a women’s shelter, and past vice-president of the YWCA of Metropolitan Toronto. She has been central to organizing Toronto’s annual International Women’s Day march since the first march was organized in 1978. Her vision and leadership has sustained an annual vibrant IWD March with diverse community and labour contingents.

Ceta Ramkhalawansingh - Though Ceta may be known for her professional contributions to access, equity and human rights at Toronto City Hall where she worked from 1981 to retirement in 2010, her volunteer advocacy and community service contributions over the past forty years are unparalleled in their range and effectiveness. Currently, she is the National Chair, The Word On The Street Canada; President, LEARNXS Foundation and board member Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care. At the University of Toronto, she is a Principal’s Appointee, Innis College Council and represents New College Alumni on the College of Electors. She is a member of the Advisory Committee, Community Worker Program at George Brown College, a member of Advisory Panel for the Investing in Diversity Scholarships program at Scadding Court, and a member of the jury for the community heritage award of Heritage Toronto. Ceta is also the honorary chair of the Grange Community Association for her work on revitalizing the Grange Park.

 

The Constance E. Hamilton Award will be presented during the City’s Annual Human Rights Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, December 5th when the following awards will also be presented:  Aboriginal Affairs Award, the Access Award on Disability Issues, the Pride Award for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual and Two Spirited Issues and the William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 1, 2012) Report from the Constance E. Hamilton Award Selection Committee on 2012 Constance E. Hamilton Award
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48045.pdf)


EX21.17

ACTION 

 

 

 

Non-union Employees, Accountability Officers and Elected Officials Benefits Plan
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee submits the item to Council without recommendation.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide recommendations regarding proposed changes to the benefits plan for non-union employees, accountability officers and elected officials.  The proposed changes outlined in this report arise from staff's review of the benefits plan following the recently concluded collective bargaining with TCEU, Local 416 and CUPE, Local 79 and will result in an estimated savings of -5% in the non-union benefit plan.

 

The City continues to be committed to providing a fair and comprehensive benefits plan to its employees which is responsible to the taxpayers of Toronto.  The recommended changes in this report assists the City in controlling the rising costs associated with these plans.  The changes focus on the introduction of cost-effective ways of delivering benefits which includes provisions to encourage employees to make smarter healthcare consumerism choices. 

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Report with Appendix A, from the City Manager on Non-Union Employees, Accountability Officers and Elected Officials Benefits Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47937.pdf)

Declared Interests (Committee)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Peter Milczyn - as his wife is a non-union employee.


17a Non-union Employees, Accountability Officers and Elected Officials Benefits Plan
Origin
(June 5, 2012) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee
Summary

Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee forwarding its recommendations of June 5, 2012, to the Executive Committee regarding Non-union Employees, Accountability Officers and Elected Officials Benefits Plan.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 5, 2012) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee on Non-union Employees, Accountability Officers and Elected Officials Benefits Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48180.pdf)

(June 5, 2012) Letter from Richard Majkot, Executive Director, COTAPSA
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48175.pdf)


EX21.18

ACTION 

 

 

 

Non-union Employee Compensation
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee submits the item to Council without recommendation.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Report from the City Manager and the Executive Director of Human Resources
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide recommendations regarding organizational best practices to ensure a modern, affordable and competitive compensation policy and program is in place for all non-union employees.  High performing organizations must have comprehensive best practices compensation policies and performance reward programs to optimize performance outcomes and effectively retain and attract high-performing non-union and senior management employees.   The report addresses human resources best practices deficiencies in the current compensation policy and performance review program and provides recommendations for revised new performance review levels, performance financial rewards and the implementation of performance review target allocations that will help drive performance and lead a cultural performance management change at the City of Toronto.

 

City Council's approved pay policy sets salaries to be at the 75th percentile of the GTA public sector market; however, the City has not maintained its non-union and senior management salaries at this policy level.  In the past five years the City's compensation decisions for non-union employees have negatively impacted the City's position in its comparator market.   Reviews undertaken by Mercer in 2008 and by the Hay Group in 2012 have clearly demonstrated that managers' salaries and most pronouncedly senior managers' salaries are significantly below the approved 75th percentile of the comparative market, and in fact are more closely aligned with the 50th percentile of this market.  As outlined in the Table that follows, it is important to note that  employers in the GTA market comparator group have provided annual salary adjustments for non-union employees that are more in line with union settlements.

 

Further, the report identifies that the non-union/management employees salary increases have not been comparable to unionized employees over the past 5-year period (2007-2011).  The City's non-union employees  received -3.89% lower cumulative total general salary increases  and Senior Management group received a -7.06% lower cumulative total general salary increases over the previous 5-year period versus unionized employees.

 

City of Toronto (Toronto Public Service) and GTA Comparator Group:

2007-2011 5-year Annual Salary Increases, Cumulative Total by Employee Group

(Union, GTA Comparator group, Non-union, Senior Management)

 

Employee Group/

GTA Municipal & Regional Employers

 

2007-2011

5-year Annual

Salary Increases "Cumulative" Total

Non-union/Senior Mgmt.

vs. Union

5-year Salary Increases "Cumulative" Total Differential

 

Non-union/Senior Mgmt vs. GTA Comparator Group 5-year Salary Increases "Cumulative" Total Differential

 

CUPE

Local 79

 

13.98%

 

 

 

 

TCEU

Local 416

 

13.98%

 

 

 

 

GTA Municipal and Regional Employers

 

13.60%

(avg. of comparator group, non-union)

 

 

 

 

Non-union Employees

 

10.09%

 

- 3.89%

[10.09% - 13.98%]

 

 

 

-3.51%

[10.09%-13.60%]

 

Senior Management

Division Heads & Above

 

6.92%

 

- 7.06%

[6.92% - 13.98%]

        

 

 

-6.54%

[7.06%-13.60%]

 

 

Therefore, given the significant differential, as per the above, recommendations contained in this report provide a four-year schedule of general salary increases for non-union employees and senior management to address this differential.  The proposed increases will help to minimize any further gaps going forward, but do not address the impact of the differential over the previous 5 -year period.

 

As outlined and recommended in this report, a best practices high performing organization has a comprehensive compensation and performance reward program for its non-union and senior management employees that includes:

 

-           Performance-based Merit Pay

-           Variable Pay Program

-           Competitive Salary Grades and Annual Salary Increases

 

The report's recommendations, supported by the Hay Group's review and advice, provide for the amendment of the current non-union employee and senior management compensation policy and reward program, to ensure a modern, affordable and competitive compensation policy is in place.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Report with Appendices A to C, from the City Manager and the Executive Director of Human Resources on Non-Union Employee Compensation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47938.pdf)

Declared Interests (Committee)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Peter Milczyn - as his wife is a non-union employee.


18a Non-union Employee Compensation
Origin
(June 5, 2012) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee
Summary

Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee forwarding its recommendations from June 5, 2012 regarding Non-union Employee Compensation.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 5, 2012) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee on Non-union Employee Compensation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48176.pdf)

(June 5, 2012) Presentation from the Hay Group Limited, titled "Report Overview for Employment and Labour Relations Committee - Pay-for-Performance: Good for the City its Employees and its Residents"
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48173.pdf)

(June 5, 2012) Presentation by the City Manager and the Executive Director, Human Resources titled "City of Toronto: Toronto Public Service" on Non-Union Employee Compensation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48174.pdf)

(June 5, 2012) Letter from Richard Majkot, Executive Director, COTAPSA
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48177.pdf)


EX21.19

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Executive Compensation 2011 for City Agencies and Corporations
Bill 986 has been submitted on this Item.
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable individuals, including municipal or local board employees and receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council require that the Shareholder Directions for all wholly-owned City corporations be amended to require public disclosure to the extent permitted by law of individual executive compensation as part of the annual reporting to the Shareholder and where required obtain consent from the executives for such disclosure, and authorize the City Manager to execute the revised Shareholder Directions in a form approved by the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council require all City agencies and corporations, other than the Police Services Board and the Public Library Board to:

 

            a.         report their individual executive compensation and salary ranges to the City Manager in a form and at a time satisfactory to the City Manager as permitted by law; and

 

            b.         take action to ensure that future employment contracts for executives contain a provision providing employee consent to the disclosure of their individual compensation to the City Manager and in a confidential report to City Council in a form and at a time satisfactory to the City Manager.

 

3.         City Council request the Police Services Board and the Public Library Board to:

 

            a.        report their individual executive compensation and salary ranges to the City Manager in a form and at a time satisfactory to the City Manager as permitted by law; and

 

            b.        take action to ensure that future employment contracts for executives contain a provision providing employee consent to the disclosure of their individual compensation to the City Manager and in a confidential report to City Council in a form and at a time satisfactory to the City Manager.

 

4.         City Council request the City Manager to report to City Council on executive compensation of City agencies and corporations once per term of Council commencing in 2015, such report to include:

 

            a.         individual salary ranges and aggregate compensation for executives by agency type in a public report; and

 

            b.         individual executive compensation, including base salary, bonuses, expenses and the value of benefits, in a confidential attachment.

 

5.         City Council enact by-laws for City Boards to require the disclosure of individual executive compensation in a confidential report to City Council through the City Manager as permitted by law, and authorize the City Solicitor to submit the appropriate bills.

 

6.         City Council authorize the City Manager to include a provision in Relationship Frameworks for City Boards, and to make amendments to existing Relationship Frameworks for City Boards, to require the disclosure of individual executive compensation in a confidential report to City Council through the City Manager as permitted by law.

 

7.         City Council authorize the City Manager to make the necessary changes to the Relationship Framework Agreement for the Toronto Atmospheric Fund to require the disclosure of individual executive compensation in a confidential report to City Council through the City Manager as permitted by law.

 

8.        City Council direct that the contents of Confidential Attachments 2, 3 and 4 to the report (May 29, 2012) from the City Manager and City Solicitor be kept confidential in their entirety after the consideration of the report by Council for reasons of personal information about identified individuals and solicitor-client privilege.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Report from the City Manager and the City Solicitor
Summary

City Council requested information on the executive compensation for City agencies and corporations.  In total, 35 agencies and corporations were canvassed and executive compensation data for over 120 executives was submitted to the City Manager.

 

This report presents a summary analysis of the data collected, recommends Council enact by-laws for City Boards, amend Relationship Frameworks for agencies and amend Shareholders Directions for wholly-owned City Corporations to require the disclosure of individual executive compensation in a confidential report to City Council through the City Manager, and makes recommendations for the future collection and reporting on executive compensation. 

 

The data in this report has been aggregated to protect the privacy of individual executives whose organizations participated by submitting their compensation data. The protection of individual privacy is required by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

The Confidential Attachments to this report are required to protect personal information of identifiable individuals and for purposes of solicitor-client privilege.

 

A further report in response to previous Council requests will follow once research has been completed regarding:

 

a.         executive compensation schemes, and private sector comparators where available relating to agency and corporation executive compensation; and

b.         human resources policies and practices of boards and alignment with City objectives.

 

The City Solicitor provided the solicitor-client advice contained in Attachment 4 and has been consulted in the preparation of the report.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Report from the City Manager with Attachment 1 on Executive Compensation 2011 for City Agencies and Corporations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48076.pdf)

Confidential Attachments - Attachment 1- Participating City Agencies and Corporations, Attachment 2 - City Manager Report on Individual 2011 Executive Compensation, Attachment 3 - Executive Compensation - Top 25 Earners, Attachment 4 - City Solicitor Report on Individual 2011 Executive Compensation

EX21.20

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Ontario Power Authority Funding for Apartment Building Improvements - Energy Efficiency Impact Program (Item BU26.1)
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Manager to receive and expend funds from the Ontario Power Authority's Energy Efficiency Service Providers Initiative (the EESP Initiative) in the amount of approximately $500,000.00 to implement an energy efficiency improvement program targeting the City's older high-rise apartment buildings.

 

2.         City Council increase the 2012 Approved Operating Budget for the City Manager's Office by $221,000.00 gross, and $0 net to reflect the Ontario Power Authority’s 2012 project funding contribution.

 

3.         City Council increase the Operating Budget of the Tower Renewal Office by 1.0 temporary position (1.0 management/non-union position) for the duration of the Ontario Power Authority funded project. 

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek approval from City Council to amend the 2012 Approved Operating Budget for the City Manager's Office, Executive Management Division, and to accept project funding from the Ontario Power Authority's Energy Efficiency Service Providers Initiative for the Tower Renewal Office.

 

The Tower Renewal Office has developed and is implementing a system for apartment building and community improvements across the City. Tower Renewal has been selected by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to receive funding for an energy efficiency improvement program targeted to apartment buildings. OPA funding will be in the amount of approximately $500,000.00 for the duration of the program which is scheduled to operate from 2012 to the end of 2014.

 

Funds will be applied to provide education, outreach and technical expertise to support apartment buildings in undertaking improvement actions.  In particular, the program will leverage private sector investments to expedite the implementation of energy efficiency projects in apartment buildings. This program will compliment the implementation of the Tower Renewal program to improve the state of the City's apartment buildings and their communities.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Letter from the Budget Committee on Ontario Power Authority Funding for Apartment Building Improvements - Energy Efficiency Impact Program (Item BU26.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47944.pdf)

(May 11, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Funding for Apartment Building Improvements - Energy Efficiency Impact Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47945.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(June 11, 2012) E-mail from Daryl Chong, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (EX.New.EX21.20.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30775.pdf)


EX21.21

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Transportation Services - 2012 Budget Adjustment Work for Others (Zero Net Impact on Debt) (Item BU26.2)
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the 2012 Approved Transportation Services’ Capital Budget by increasing the Various Construction Projects budget by $1,400,000 (fully recoverable by CP Railway) resulting in a zero net debt impact on the 2012 Approved Capital Budget for Transportation Services.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

This report recommends an increase in the Transportation Services 2012 Capital Budget of $1,400,000 gross, $0 net fully recoverable from the third party funding  ( in order to  award the contract associated with completing  the construction of an underpass on Howland Avenue where the CP Railway organization has a vested interest. The project costs increase of $1,400,000 is fully recoverable by CP Railway and work can be coordinated with works already planned by Transportation Services for 2012.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Letter from the Budget Committee on Transportation Services - 2012 Budget Adjustment Work for Others (Zero Net Impact on Debt) (Item BU26.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47975.pdf)

(May 11, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Technical Services on Transportation Services - 2012 Budget Adjustment Work for Others (Zero Net Impact on Debt)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47961.pdf)


EX21.24

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2012 Ontario Budget Impact on Child Care and Status Updates (Item CD12.2) - (Item BU26.6)
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the 2012 Approved Operating Budget for Children's Services to replace the $2.983 million in budgeted contribution from the Child Care Expansion Reserve Fund (CCERF) with $2.983 million of provincial funding for phase 3 of Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK).

 

2.         City Council request the Province to work with the City to develop a long-term strategy for Child Care funding.

 

3.         City Council again request the Premier of Ontario to ensure that the City of Toronto is able to sustain its current service level of 24,000 child care subsidized spaces by addressing the $74.4 million in capital, operating, stabilization and transitional funding which is required due to the implementation of Full Day Kindergarten.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

This report provides information on the implications of the 2012 provincial budget on Toronto's child care system.  This report also provides updates on information requested by City Council on the third phase of Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) implementation, nutritional requirements in FDK, the Support Child Care campaign, and Toronto school board plans for implementing FDK.

 

In addition, this report advises the Community Development and Recreation Committee of the need to amend the 2012 Approved Operating Budget for Children's Services to reflect an additional $2.983 million in subsidy from the Ministry of Education for transitional funding for phase 3 of FDK.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Letter from the Budget Committee on 2012 Ontario Budget Impact on Child Care and Status Updates (Item CD12.2) - (Item BU26.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47959.pdf)

(May 24, 2012) Letter from the Community Development and Recreation Committee on 2012 Ontario Budget Impact on Child Care and Status Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47956.htm)

(April 11, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services on 2012 Ontario Budget Impact on Child Care and Status Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47957.pdf)


EX21.25

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Budget Adjustments to the Toronto Public Health 2012 Approved Operating Budget (Item HL13.5) - (Item BU26.7)
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adjust the Toronto Public Health 2012 Approved Operating Budget as follows:

 

             a.        A reduction of $1,129.0 thousand gross and $0.0 net to reflect confirmed funding from various Provincial ministries and external sources.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

This report seeks approval for budget adjustments to the Toronto Public Health (TPH) 2012 Approved Operating Budget due to confirmations of funding based upon latest communications from various Provincial ministries and external sources received after the submission of the 2012 Operating Budget request in January 2012.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Letter from the Budget Committee on Budget Adjustments to the Toronto Public Health 2012 Approved Operating Budget (Item BU26.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47987.pdf)

(April 30, 2012) Decision Letter from Board of Health on Budget Adjustments to the Toronto Public Health 2012 Approved Operating Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47970.htm)

(April 16, 2012) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Budget Adjustments to the Toronto Public Health 2012 Approved Operating Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47971.pdf)


EX21.26

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Police Service - 2011 Operating Budget Variance Report for the Period Ending December 31, 2011 (Item BU26.8)
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve a budget transfer of $916,300.00 to the Toronto Police Service’s (Service) 2011 operating budget from the City’s Non-Program operating budget, with no incremental cost to the City, to fund the cost of the 2011 portion of the negotiated collective agreement with the Toronto Police Senior Officers’ Organization.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the 2011 operating budget variance report for the Toronto Police Service for the period ending December 31, 2011.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Letter from the Budget Committee on Toronto Police Service - 2011 Operating Budget Variance Report for the Period Ending December 31, 2011 (Item BU26.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47988.pdf)

(May 11, 2012) Letter and Appendix A from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - 2011 Operating Budget Variance Report for the Period Ending December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47972.pdf)

Declared Interests (Committee)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Norman Kelly - as his wife is a civilian member of the Toronto Police Service.


EX21.27

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Police Services Board - 2011 Operating Budget Variance Report - Period Ending December 31, 2011 (Item BU26.9)
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve a budget transfer of $22,300.00 to the Board’s 2011 operating budget from the City’s Non-Program operating budget, with no incremental cost to the City, to fund the cost of the 2011 portion of the 2011-2012 salary award for Excluded members.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the Toronto Police Services Board’s 2011 operating budget variance report for the period ending December 31, 2011.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Letter from the Budget Committee on Toronto Police Services Board - 2011 Operating Budget Variance Report - Period Ending December 31, 2011 (Item BU26.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47990.pdf)

(May 11, 2012) Letter and Appendix A from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Services Board - 2011 Operating Budget Variance Report - Period Ending December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47973.pdf)


EX21.28

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 1 

Donation from United Way Toronto to Renovate Gymnasium at the New Rexdale Community Hub (Item BU26.10)
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council accept the donation from United Way Toronto in the amount of up to $250,000.00 gross, $0 net, to renovate the gymnasium in the new Rexdale Community Hub at 21 Panorama Court to enhance sporting activities for local children and youth.

 

2.         City Council amend the 2012 Approved Capital Budget for Facilities Management and Real Estate to increase the Rexdale Community Hub project for $250,000.00 gross, with funding provided from a third party contributor, for a $0 net impact, to renovate the gymnasium.

 

3.         City Council delegate authority to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to negotiate and execute an agreement with United Way Toronto to receive this donation, all in a form and content satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

This report seeks authority for the Social Development, Finance and Administration to accept a donation from United Way Toronto in the amount of $250,000.00 and to spend these funds to renovate the gymnasium in the new Rexdale Community Hub at 21 Panorama Court to enhance sporting activities for local children and youth. The gymnasium renovations will be completed in 2012.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Letter from the Budget Committee on Donation from United Way Toronto to Renovate Gymnasium at the New Rexdale Community Hub (Item BU26.10)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47991.pdf)

(May 25, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Donation from United Way Toronto to Renovate Gymnasium at the New Rexdale Community Hub
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47974.pdf)


EX21.29

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Affordable Homeownership Client Survey: Next Steps (Item AH4.2)
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the Director, Affordable Housing Office to process the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) applications which were filed by eligible homeowners prior to March 31, 2012 using Council-approved federal/provincial funding from the Investment in Affordable Housing Program and in accordance with RRAP funding guidelines and loan amounts.

 

2.         City Council request the Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee to forward the "Making Homeownership Happen – Success through Partnerships" survey report to the Provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Federal Minister Responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

 

3.         City Council request City Planning staff responsible for the Official Plan Review to consider the findings of the "Making Homeownership Happen" survey to inform their review and recommendations concerning future affordable home ownership policies.

 

4.         City Council request the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to consider the findings of  "Making Homeownership Happen" survey in the future update of "Housing Opportunities Toronto Affordable Housing Action Plan 2010-2020", as required under the Provincial Housing Services Act, 2011.

 

5.         City Council formally thank the organizations involved in the delivery of new affordable ownership housing whose efforts have given Toronto residents the chance to own their own home.

Origin
(May 28, 2012) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee
Summary

Government initiatives that enable low- and moderate-income people to become home owners are successful and should continue, according to a client satisfaction survey of Torontonians who received down payment assistance to help buy their home.

 

The first-of-its-kind survey was conducted by the City's Affordable Housing Office in the fall of 2011. Some 236 new homeowners from 15 Toronto wards completed the 31-question survey both online or by phone – a 40 per cent completion rate. The resulting report, "Making Homeownership Happen – Success through Partnerships", was released March 12, 2012 by Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18 Davenport), Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee, and provides valuable information to help the City and its non-profit partners better deliver home ownership assistance. The study and related news release are attached to this report.

 

Through funding programs and agreements with the federal and provincial governments the City works in partnership with local non-profit groups to support their affordable home ownership developments. Support for new affordable ownership housing is a priority of the "Housing Opportunities Toronto Affordable Housing Action Plan 2010-2020". The results of the survey will inform future updates of the Action Plan, as required under the Provincial Housing Services Act, 2011. The survey results will also inform the City's Official Plan review, currently under way.

 

The survey was distributed to people who purchased homes developed by the following six non-profit organizations: Habitat for Humanity Toronto, Home Ownership Alternatives Non Profit Corporation, Toronto Artscape, the Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Development Corporation, the Women's Religious Project, and Toronto Community Housing.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2012) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee with Attachments, on Affordable Homeownership Client Survey: Next Steps (Item AH4.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47787.pdf)

(May 11, 2012) Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office submitted to the Affordable Housing Committee on Affordable Homeownership Client Survey: Next Steps
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47800.pdf)

(May 28, 2012) Presentation by Adam Popper, Policy Officer, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to the Affordable Housing Committee at its meeting on May 28, 2012
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47811.pdf)

Report - "Making Homeownership Happen - Success Through Partnerships, An Affordable Homeownership Client Survey" submitted to the Affordable Housing Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47795.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(May 31, 2012) Letter from Councillor Ana Bailăo (EX.Main.EX21.29.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30604.pdf)


EX21.30

ACTION 

 

 

 

Housing Makes Economic Sense - Report from the Private Sector Housing Roundtable (Item AH4.4)
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council endorse in principle the Private Sector Housing Roundtable report, titled, "Housing Makes Economic Sense" and the strategic directions for action on opportunity to create new affordable homeownership, which will help to meet affordable rental housing demand, and reinvest in private rental housing communities.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to continue to work with City Divisions on further review and implementation of the Private Sector Housing Roundtable report, titled, "Housing Makes Economic Sense" and report back on progress achieved to the Affordable Housing Committee by September 2013.

Origin
(May 28, 2012) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee
Summary

The Affordable Housing Committee at its meeting on May 28, 2012 considered the report "Housing Makes Economic Sense".  The Affordable Housing Committee:

 

1.         Thanked the members of the Private Sector Housing Roundtable for their initiative and work in producing the report "Housing Makes Economic Sense".

 

2,         Endorsed, in principle, the Roundtable report and the strategic directions for action on opportunity and value of new affordable homeownership, helping to meet affordable rental housing demand, and reinvesting in private rental housing communities.

 

3.         Requested the Director of the Affordable Housing Office to report on City Division’s review and early implementation opportunities of the Roundtable report at Executive Committee on June 12, 2012.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2012) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee on Housing Makes Economic Sense - Report from the Private Sector Housing Roundtable
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48044.pdf)

(May 11, 2012) Letter from Councillor Ana Bailăo submitted to the Affordable Housing Committee forwarding the report titled, "Housing Makes Economic Sense" from the Private Sector Housing Roundtable
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48042.pdf)

(May 18, 2012) Report from the Private Sector Housing Roundtable submitted to the Affordable Housing Committee titled, "Housing Makes Economic Sense"
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48041.pdf)

(May 28, 2012) Presentation from Councillor Ana Bailăo, Chair, Private Sector Housing Roundtable to the Affordable Housing Committee on Housing Makes Economic Sense
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48043.pdf)

(May 28, 2012) Communication from Nicholas Volk, Special Advisor to the Chair, Habitat for Humanity Toronto submitted to the Affordable Housing Committee (AH.New.AH4.4.1)

30a Private-Sector Housing Roundtable Report: Housing Makes Economic Sense
Origin
(June 6, 2012) Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office
Summary

This report provides an update on City Divisions' review and early implementation opportunities of the Private Sector Housing Roundtable report, Housing Makes Economic Sense. This staff report to Executive Committee was requested by the Affordable Housing Committee at its meeting on May 28, 2012.

 

The report recommends that the Director, Affordable Housing Office, continue to work with City Divisions on the review and implementation of the report, Housing Makes Economic Sense and report back to the Affordable Housing Committee on progress achieved by September 2013.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 6, 2012) Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office on Private-Sector Housing Roundtable Report: Housing Makes Economic Sense
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48185.pdf)


EX21.31

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Private Sector/Non-Profit Affordable Housing Opportunity at 430 King Street West (Item AH4.7)
Consider with Item TE17.9
Bills 1047, 1048 and 1049 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council enact a site specific by-law amending the criteria for a  "housing project" in  the Municipal Housing Facility By-law No. 282-2002, in the form of the draft by-law attached as Attachment No. 1 to the report (May 11, 2012) from the Director, Affordable Housing Office to exempt the four (4) affordable rental housing units at 430 King Street West from the restriction that such  units not be registered condominiums and to delete the provision that  a housing project consist of a minimum of seven (7) units if the required Official Plan Amendment, is adopted by City Council.

 

2.         City Council enact a by-law, pursuant to section 252 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, and Municipal Capital Facility By-Law (No. 282-2002) authorizing an exemption from taxation for municipal and school purposes for a period of twenty-five (25) years for the four (4) affordable rental housing units at 430 King Street West to be operated by Kehilla Residential Programme, if the required Official Plan Amendment is adopted by City Council.

 

3.         City Council enact a by-law, pursuant to section 252 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, and  Municipal Capital Facility By-Law No. 282-2002  authorizing the entering into of a municipal capital facility agreement with Kehilla Residential Programme, or such other corporation controlled by it, for the four (4) rental housing units at 430 King Street West, if the required Official Plan Amendment is adopted by City Council. 

 

4.         City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to negotiate and enter into the municipal housing project facility agreement set out in Recommendation 3 with Kehilla Residential Programme, on such terms and conditions as the Director considers appropriate and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, if the required Official Plan Amendment is adopted by City Council.

 

5.         City Council request the Director of the Affordable Housing Office to report back to the Affordable Housing Committee and the Executive Committee in June 2013 on the results of the private sector/non-profit affordable housing pilot project at 430 King Street West. 

 

6.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the by-law referred to in Recommendation 1, 2 and 3 above, as may be required. 

Origin
(May 28, 2012) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee
Summary

As a result of an innovative private/non-profit partnership between the developer Great Gulf Homes and the non-profit Kehilla Residential Programme, four units of affordable rental housing are being created in a new condominium under construction at 430 King Street West.

 

At its meeting on March 20, 2012, Toronto and East York Community Council directed staff to commence a City-initiated Official Plan Amendment (OPA) to allow four (4) homes at 430 King Street West to be owned by the Kehilla Residential Programme (Kehilla) and rented to tenants as affordable housing. Following a Preliminary Report on the OPA at April 17, 2012 Community Council, staff held a community consultation meeting on the evening of May 1, 2012. The final OPA report is anticipated to be before Community Council on June 13, 2012, and City Council at the July 11 and 12, 2012 meeting, the same meeting at which this Report is proposed to be considered.

 

Consistent with the OPA process, this report recommends Council take several actions, including enacting a site specific by-law to exempt the four (4) units at 430 King Street West from the existing provisions of the Municipal Housing Facility by-law and a by-law to provide an exemption for the four (4) units from property taxation for municipal and school purposes with the intent of providing affordable housing.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2012) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee with Attachments, on Private Sector/Non-Profit Affordable Housing Opportunity at 430 King Street West (Item AH4.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47806.pdf)

(May 11, 2012) Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office submitted to the Affordable Housing Committee on Private Sector/Non-Profit Affordable Housing Opportunity at 430 King Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47807.pdf)

(May 28, 2012) Communication submitted by Nancy Singer to the Affordable Housing Committee at its meeting on May 28, 2012 (Item AH4.7.1)

EX21.32

ACTION 

 

 

 

Upgrade of Strachan Outdoor Billboard Sign - Clarity Outdoor Media Inc.
Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place to amend the Agreement to permit Clarity Outdoor Media Inc. to upgrade its sign in a manner more particularly set out in this report, subject to Clarity complying with all requirements of the City, and obtaining all of the necessary approvals, including City Council approval of any amendment to the City's Municipal Code Chapter 694 – Signs - General.

 

2.         City Council direct that the Confidential Information in Attachment 1 of the letter (May 28, 2102) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, not be released publicly in order to protect the competitive position and the future economic interests of Exhibition Place.

Origin
(May 28, 2012) Letter from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place
Summary

This report recommends City Council authorize the amendment of the agreement (the "Agreement") between the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place (“the Board”) and Clarity Outdoor Media Inc. ("Clarity") to permit Clarity to upgrade portions of the existing east and west side of the Gardiner/Strachan Outdoor Billboard Sign from static vinyl to tri-vision displays as described more fully in this report and shown on Appendix “A” and “B”. Replacing the existing static vinyl to trivision results in more displays with more advertisers and therefore has the potential for significant additional income stream to the Board.  In addition, with conversion to a trivision display Exhibition Place will continue to have the benefit of 10 second spots at no cost. The amendment to the agreement would be subject to Clarity obtaining the necessary approvals and permits under the City's Municipal Code Chapter 694-Sings-General.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2012) Letter from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, with Attachments A to C, on Upgrade of Strachan Outdoor Billboard Sign - Clarity Outdoor Media Inc.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47890.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - Upgrade of Strachan Outdoor Billboard Sign - Clarity Outdoor Media Inc.

EX21.33

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

"Gone fishin' " - Motion MM22.11 referred City Council on April 10 and 11, 2012
Communication EX21.33.3 has been submitted on this Item
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation, with assistance from the Waterfront Secretariat and Waterfront Toronto, to arrange a "Fishing Summit" on shoreline fishing within the central waterfront, with representation from local anglers, the TRCA, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Harbourfront Centre, Ontario Place, the Toronto Port Authority, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, and other relevant stakeholders, to:

 

a.         Celebrate and encourage shoreline fishing on the central waterfront.

 

b.         Determine if there are any locations which are not suitable for shoreline fishing and take appropriate action.

 

c.         Report these results to the Parks and Environment Committee.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation remove the no-fishing signs recently installed along the Toronto's Waterfront.

Origin
(April 16, 2012) Member Motion from Councillor Paula Fletcher, seconded by Councillor Adam Vaughan
Summary

Recently, restrictions on public fishing have been enacted along portions of Toronto's waterfront, with fishing restricted to areas designated by posted signage.  This is counter to existing policy permitting urban fishing in the City of Toronto provided there is no signage prohibiting fishing.

 

Fishing is an activity enjoyed by thousands of Torontonians every year. The right to fish can be reasonably restricted for purposes of safety at particular locations, but a patchwork of new enforcement, apparently unrelated to public safety, poses the risk that the lakeshore will be effectively taken from the public realm, enjoyed by all, to a private preserve. As a lakefront City Toronto needs to protect the right of residents to fish in Lake Ontario from public property.

 

(Submitted to City Council on April 10 and 11, 2012 as MM22.11)

Background Information (Committee)
(April 16, 2012) Member Motion from City Council on "Gone fishin'" (MM22.11)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47316.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(June 12, 2012) Letter from Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, submitted by Councillor Paula Fletcher (EX.New.EX21.33.1)
(June 12, 2012) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30 - Toronto-Danforth (EX.New.EX21.33.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30804.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(June 14, 2012) E-mail from Barbi Lazarus (CC.Main.EX21.33.3)

EX21.35

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Moving Forward: Improving Public Transit and Relieving Traffic Congestion through a Regional Funding Strategy - Motion MM23.4 referred by City Council on May 8 and 9, 2012
Communications EX21.35.33 to EX21.35.36 have been submitted on this Item
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the City Manager to engage and participate with Metrolinx in establishing a working group of appropriate officials representing the City of Toronto, Greater Golden Horseshoe municipalities, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, the Ontario Ministry of Finance, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and any other relevant bodies to provide input into the preparation of a funding strategy for the Metrolinx regional transit plan.

Origin
(May 14, 2012) Member Motion from Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Karen Stintz
Summary

To fund public transportation and relieve traffic congestion for Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH), it is imperative to move forward with a regional funding strategy.

 

Our transit needs are too urgent to continue relying on one-time provincial funding. Gridlock has become so severe that the status quo, traffic congestion that costs the GGH $6 billion a year and which has an adverse impact on our residents' quality of life, is unacceptable.

 

Metrolinx is currently preparing a funding strategy for their regional transit plan, The Big Move. There are a variety of funding mechanisms that may be considered including the feasibility of implementing road tolls or a regional sales tax dedicated to transit priorities.

 

This motion requests the City Manager to work with Metrolinx to explore a variety of regional funding mechanisms with officials from across the GGH to achieve these aims. Any funding initiative should be done on a regional basis to mitigate unintended consequences including job loss and consumer avoidance.

 

Toronto and GGH residents want a faster, reliable and more accessible public transportation system.

 

(Submitted to City Council on May 8 and 9, 2012 as MM23.4)

Background Information (Committee)
(May 14, 2012) Member Motion from City Council on Moving Forward: Improving Public Transit and Relieving Traffic Congestion through a Regional Funding Strategy (MM23.4)
Speakers

Paul Bedford
Sharon Yetman, Transit Flow Technologist, Platform Technology Consultancy
Joe Murray, President, JMA Consulting
Richard Joy, Vice President and CEO, Toronto Board of Trade
Franz Hartmann, Executive Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance
Steven Diamond
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Joe Mihevc

Communications (Committee)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Multiple individuals, 90 Identical Communications submitted to the Executive Committee (EX.Main.EX21.35.1)
(May 10, 2012) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Main.EX21.35.2)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Cameron MacLeod (EX.Main.EX21.35.3)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Elizabeth Kaegi (EX.Main.EX21.35.4)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Alan Belaiche (EX.Main.EX21.35.5)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Alexandra Egli (EX.Main.EX21.35.6)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Ian Tripp (EX.Main.EX21.35.7)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Kate Chung (EX.Main.EX21.35.8)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Geills Turner (EX.Main.EX21.35.9)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Margaret Learn (EX.Main.EX21.35.10)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Stephen Yeates (EX.Main.EX21.35.11)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Elliot Fine (EX.Main.EX21.35.12)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Robin Whyte (EX.Main.EX21.35.13)
(May 24, 2012) E-mail from Tyler Greenleaf (EX.Main.EX21.35.14)
(May 25, 2012) E-mail from Kristina Turner (EX.Main.EX21.35.15)
(May 26, 2012) E-mail from Lisa Kelly (EX.Main.EX21.35.16)
(May 28, 2012) E-mail from Carolyn and Joe Johnson (EX.Main.EX21.35.17)
(May 25, 2012) Letter from Kathleen Pattinson (EX.Main.EX21.35.18)
(May 29, 2012) E-mail from Barbara Morris (EX.Main.EX21.35.19)
(May 29, 2012) E-mail from Shawnte Clow (EX.Main.EX21.35.20)
(June 4, 2012) E-mail from Ken Peel (EX.Supp.EX21.35.21)
(June 4, 2012) E-mail from Ken Peel (EX.Supp.EX21.35.22)
(June 5, 2012) E-mail from Laura Zizzo (EX.Supp.Ex21.35.23)
(June 2, 2012) E-mail from Jane and Michael Moore (EX.New.EX21.35.24)
(June 10, 2012) E-mail from Sharon Yetman. PowerPoint Submission (EX.New.EX21.35.25)
(June 10, 2012) E-mail from Paul Bedford FCIP, RPP (EX.New.EX21.35.26)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30780.pdf)

(June 11, 2012) E-mail from Anthony Bider-Hall (EX.New.EX21.35.27)
(June 11, 2012) E-mail from John and Brenda Newell (EX.New.EX21.35.28)
(June 8, 2012) E-mail from Cherise Burda Ontario Policy Director, and Graham Haines, The Pembina Institute (EX.New.EX21.35.29)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30783.pdf)

(June 11, 2012) E-mail from Mitzie Hunter (EX.New.EX21.35.30)
(June 12, 2012) E-mail from Jim Nicholson (EX.New.EX21.35.31)
(June 12, 2012) Submission from Toronto Board of Trade titled "Reaching Top Speed - Infrastructure - Unleashing Ontario's Ability to Grow" (EX.New.EX21.35.32)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30796.pdf)

(June 12, 2012) Submission from Toronto Board of Trade titled "Reaching Top Speed - Infrastructure - Unleashing Ontario's Ability to Grow" (EX.New.EX21.35.32)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30797.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(June 14, 2012) E-mail from Kenneth R. Peel (CC.Main.EX21.35.33)
(June 14, 2012) E-mail from Frank Griggs (CC.Main.EX21.35.34)
(July 9, 2012) E-mail from Jack Brannigan (CC.Supp.EX21.35.35)
(July 10, 2012) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.New.EX21.35.36)

EX21.41

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Donation Tax Credits
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the City Manager to correspond with the Ontario Ministry of Finance to request that the Province review their donation tax credit rates for the purpose of raising the provincial tax credit to 15% for all donations including those under $200.00.

 

2.         City Council request the City Manager to further request that the Ontario Ministry of Finance review the provincial tax credits given by other Canadian provinces to ensure that the Ontario is offering equal incentives to Ontario residents.

 

Origin
(May 14, 2012) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie - Ward 43-Scarborough East
Summary

The current economy has shown a drop in charitable donations made to social organizations.  This decrease is putting a strain on governments as they are being called on to increase their grant base.  Increasing the envelope for grants at the municipal level is not feasible as cities across Canada Toronto included are working through their financial difficulties in order to support their current city services.

 

Requesting a review of the provincial donation tax credit to encourage individuals to donate what they can would better serve the issue of declining donations.

 

Currently the provincial tax credit for donations under $200.00 is 5.05%, over $200.00 qualifies for an 11.16% tax credit.  A donation of $400.00 would have a combined federal and provincial tax credit of $120.42:

 

The federal charitable tax credit rate is 15% on the first $200.00 and 29% on the remaining $200.00. The federal tax credit (15% × $200) + (29% × 200) = $88.00. The provincial tax credit rate is $5.05 percent on the first $200.00 and 11.16 percent on the remaining $200.00, the provincial tax credit is therefore (5.05%x $200) + (11.6% x $200) = $32.42, providing for a $120.42 tax credit.

 

Raising the provincial tax credit to 15% for all donations would increase the provincial tax credit to $60.00 on a $400.00 donation for a combined tax credit of $148.00, giving contributors who donate under $200.00 an incentive to contribute more frequently.

 

It would also be beneficial if the provincial tax credit was more in line with the tax credits given by other Canadian Provinces. 

 

Tax rates can be viewed at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/dnrs/svngs/clmng1b2-eng.html

Background Information (Committee)
(May 14, 2012) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie on Donation Tax Credits
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47633.pdf)


EX21.43

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Formal Briefing for Executive Committee on the Toronto Transit Commission's Current Contractual and Financial Obligations as Related to the Contract to Purchase Street Cars from a Third Party Supplier
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission to attend a full briefing, in closed session if necessary, for the Executive Committee on the City of Toronto's current obligations under an agreement to purchase streetcars under a third party contact. The briefing should include but not be restricted to:

 

a.         Understanding fully the Province of Ontario's obligations under this contract and the state of the provincial account.

 

b.         Understanding the City of Toronto's obligations under this agreement, including the schedule of payments, penalties and interest charges and the state of the current account.

 

c.         The delivery date of the first and last vehicles and other important obligations of the vendor.

 

d.         The TTC should advising City Council on its efforts to dispose of non-performing real estate assets such that it can more responsibility manage its own debt.

Origin
(May 29, 2012) Letter from Councillor James Pasternak - Ward 10-York Centre
Summary

In recent months the of the City of Toronto's financial department has been requesting that City Council direct up to 75% of surplus funds to the payment of streetcars previously ordered by the Toronto Transit Commission.  It is prudent that the Executive Committee understand the cost of this agreement and the consequences of our payment schedule.  Moreover, the Province of Ontario has agreed to make a sizeable contribution to the cost of this order, the status of which is unclear.  It is also important for Councillors to understand if this is the most expensive debt the city is carrying and whether penalties and interest charges are imminent.  Finally, the TTC should be advising City Council on its efforts to dispose of non-performing real estate assets such that it can more responsibly manage its own debt.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 29, 2012) Letter from Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 10-York Centre on Formal Briefing for Executive Committee on the Toronto Transit Commission's Current Contractual and Financial Obligations as Related to the Contract to Purchase Street Cars from a Third Party Supplier
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47862.pdf)


EX21.44

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Build Toronto - Annual General Meeting and Audited Annual Financial Statements 2011
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable individuals, including municipal or local board employees
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council treat the Council meeting at which this report is considered as the 2011 Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Build Toronto Inc. by:

 

a.         receiving the Annual Report of  Build Toronto Inc., Attachment 1 of the report (June 6, 2012) from the City Manager;

 

b.         appointing Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, Chartered Accountants, as the Auditor of Build Toronto Inc. for fiscal year 2012, and authorizing the Board of Directors of Build Toronto to fix the remuneration of such Auditor; and

 

c.         receiving the report of the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, dated June 6, 2012 "Build Toronto Inc. 2011 Audited Financial Statements", Attachment 2 of the report (June 6, 2012) from the City Manager, and receiving Build Toronto's 2011 Annual Audited Financial Statements, Appendix A to Attachment 2 of the report (June 6, 2012) from the City Manager.

 

2.         City Council direct that a copy of Build Toronto's 2011 Audited Annual Financial Statements, Appendix A to Attachment 2 to the report (June 6, 2012) from the City Manager, be forwarded to the Audit and Budget Committees for information.

 

3.         City Council receive the information of Attachment 3 of the report (June 6, 2012) from the City Manager concerning executive compensation disclosure in the report for information.

 

4.         City Council request the Board of Directors of Build Toronto to consider the financial situation of the City of Toronto, including the award of compensation to the City's union and non-union employees, in the award of future salaries and bonuses.

 

 5.        City Council direct the contents of Confidential Attachment 4 to the report (June 6, 2012) from the City Manager, from Build Toronto Inc., be kept confidential in their entirety after the consideration of this report by Council for reasons of personal information about identified individuals.

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

This report recommends the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) for holding the 2011 Annual General Meeting of the shareholder of Build Toronto Inc. including receipt of Audited Financial Statements and appointment of the auditor.  This report also transmits documents from Build Toronto Inc. to City Council disclosing the compensation of executive officers employed by the corporation in 2011. 

Background Information (Committee)
(June 12, 2012) Revised Report from the City Manager on Build Toronto - Annual General Meeting and Audited Annual Financial Statements 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48385.pdf)

(June 6, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Build Toronto - Annual General Meeting and Audited Annual Financial Statements 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48219.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Build Toronto 2011 Annual Report and Audited Annual Financial Statements of Build Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48221.pdf)

(June 6, 2012) Attachment 2 - Report of Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer dated June 6, 2012 "Build Toronto Inc. 2011 Audited Financial Statements"
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48220.pdf)

Appendix A to Attachment 2 titled "2011 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements of Build Toronto Inc.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48222.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Build Toronto - 2011 Compensation Disclosure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48226.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 4 - Build Toronto Compensation Disclosure for Former Employee 2011
(June 12, 2012) Submission from Build Toronto - Annual Report 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48382.pdf)

(June 12, 2012) Net Income Statement submitted by Build Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-48383.pdf)

Speakers

John Macintyre, Senior Vice President, Build Toronto Inc.
Lorne Braithwaite, President and CEO, Build Toronto Inc.
Blake Hutcheson
Councillor Adam Vaughan


Audit Committee - Meeting 7
AU7.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Annual Independent Compliance Audit - Auditor General’s Office
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive for information, the report (June 15, 2012) from the Auditor General.

Origin
(June 15, 2012) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

In 2009 City Council approved a report entitled “A Policy Framework for Toronto’s Accountability Officers”.  The Policy Framework supports the appropriate balance of independence in the Officers’ decision making processes and accountability to Council for the management of their offices, and their performance in fulfilling their mandates.

 

The Policy Framework requires that “Consistent with the current audit requirement for the Auditor General, the accountability officers will undergo an annual compliance audit by an external auditor, appointed by and reporting to City Council.  The annual compliance audit will provide Council assurance the officers are carrying out their operations within delegated authorities and in compliance with applicable City by-laws and policies.”

 

The independent annual compliance audit of the Auditor General’s Office by the external auditor Hilborn Ellis Grant LLP is anticipated to be submitted to the July 3, 2012 meeting of the Audit Committee.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 15, 2012) Report from the Auditor General on the Annual Independent Compliance Audit - Auditor General’s Office
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48532.pdf)


1a Auditor General's Office - Report on the Results of Applying Specified Auditing Procedures to Financial Information other than Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2011
Origin
(April 25, 2012) Letter from Hilborn Ellis Grant, LLP, Chartered Accountants
Summary

Hilborn Ellis Grant, LLP, Chartered Accountants, reporting on the Results of Applying Specified Auditing Procedures to Financial Information other than Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2011, for the Auditor General's Office, in compliance with Section 3-8B of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Accountability Officers.

Background Information (Committee)
(April 25, 2012) Letter from Hilborn Ellis Grant, LLP, Chartered Accountants regarding the Auditor General's Office - Report on the Results of Applying Specified Auditing Procedures to Financial Information other than Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48452.pdf)


AU7.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Auditor General’s Office External Peer Review - 2012
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive for information, the report (June 12, 2012) from the Auditor General.

Origin
(June 12, 2012) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

Government Auditing Standards state that “Audit organizations performing audits and attestation engagements in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) must have an external peer review performed by reviewers independent of the audit organization being reviewed at least once every 3 years.”  The purpose of this report is to provide the Audit Committee with information regarding the Auditor General’s proposed external peer review.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 12, 2012) Report from the Auditor General on the Auditor General’s Office External Peer Review - 2012
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48541.pdf)


AU7.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

City of Toronto - 2011 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2011 Consolidated Financial Statements as attached in Appendix A to the report (June 18, 2012) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the Treasurer.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The following individuals made presentations to the Audit Committee on the City of Toronto 2011 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements:

 

-           Giuliana Carbone, Treasurer, and Mike St. Amant, Director, Accounting Services, City of Toronto

 

-           Cathy Russell, Engagement Leader, and Michael Hawtin, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Chartered Accountants.

Origin
(June 18, 2012) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the Treasurer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to present the City of Toronto's Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2011 to Council for approval and provide highlights of the City’s 2011 financial performance and financial condition as of December 31, 2011.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 18, 2012) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the Treasurer on the 2011 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48512.pdf)

Appendix A - 2011 Consolidated Financial Statements - for the year ended December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48513.pdf)

Appendix B - Key Issues/Risks Facing the City of Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48514.pdf)

Appendix C - Glossary
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48515.pdf)

(June 18, 2012) Submission from PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Chartered Accountants, headed "City of Toronto - 2011 Year-end Report to the Audit Committee"
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48627.pdf)

Presentation material submitted by the Treasurer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48908.pdf)

Presentation material submitted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48909.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Mike Del Grande


AU7.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2011 - Agencies and Corporations (Part 1)
Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive for information, the 2011 Financial Statements and related documents for the following agencies and corporations:

 

-           Exhibition Place

-           Toronto Public Library

-           Toronto Transit Commission

-           Toronto Zoo.

 

2.         City Council direct Exhibition Place to reverse the unsupported liabilities of $429,564.00 in its accounting records and return the amount to the City; and alternatively the 2013 Budget of Exhibition Place be reduced by $429,564.00.

 

3.         City Council direct that the Confidential Attachment to the Toronto Transit Commission's Audit Results remain confidential in its entirety as it relates to the security of the property of the municipality or local board.

Summary

The following agencies and corporations have submitted 2011 Financial Statements and related documents to the Audit Committee for consideration:

 

- Exhibition Place

- Toronto Public Library

- Toronto Transit Commission

- Toronto Zoo.

Speakers

Councillor Mike Del Grande


4a Exhibition Place - 2011 Financial Statements
Summary
Consolidated Financial Statements for Exhibition Place for the year ended December 31, 2011.
Background Information (Committee)
(May 31, 2012) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, forwarding 2011 Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48133.pdf)

Consolidated Financial Statements - Exhibition Place - as at December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48134.pdf)

(May 31, 2012) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, forwarding 2011 Audit Results
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48135.pdf)

Audit Results - Exhibition Place - for the year ended December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48136.pdf)


4b Toronto Public Library - 2011 Financial Statements
Summary

Financial Statements for the Toronto Public Library for the year ended December 31, 2012.

Background Information (Committee)
(July 3, 2012) Decision Letter from the Toronto Public Library Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48881.pdf)

Financial Statements - Toronto Public Library - December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48882.pdf)

Audit Results - Toronto Public Library - December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48883.pdf)


4c Toronto Transit Commission - 2011 Financial Statements
Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the municipality or local board
Summary

Consolidated Financial Statements for the Toronto Transit Commission for the year ended

December 31, 2011.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 6, 2012) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, TTC, forwarding Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48189.pdf)

Financial Statements - Toronto Transit Commission - December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48190.pdf)

(June 6, 2012) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, TTC, forwarding the Audit Results Report - Toronto Transit Commission
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48191.pdf)

Audit Results - Toronto Transit Commission - for the year ended December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48192.pdf)

Confidential Attachment to the Audit Results Report - Toronto Transit Commission

4d Toronto Zoo - 2011 Financial Statements
Summary

Financial Statements for the Toronto Zoo for the year ended December 31, 2011.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 31, 2012) Decision Letter from the Board of Management of the Toronto Zoo
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48247.pdf)

Financial Statements - Toronto Zoo - December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48245.pdf)

Audit Results - Toronto Zoo - December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48246.pdf)


AU7.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Auditor General’s Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Divisions
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive for information, the report (June 7, 2012) from the Auditor General.

Origin
(June 7, 2012) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

This report provides information regarding the implementation status of audit recommendations contained in various reports issued by the Auditor General to City divisions.  On an annual basis the Auditor General reviews the implementation status of outstanding audit recommendations and reports the results of the review to Council through Audit Committee.

 

Management has made progress on implementing outstanding audit recommendations.  Further, we noted that management continues to make progress on many recommendations not yet fully implemented.

 

Since July 1, 2006 the Auditor General has issued various reports containing a total of 466 recommendations.  Since that time eight of these recommendations have been identified by the Auditor General as no longer relevant.  These recommendations are no longer relevant as reorganizations and changes in business practices and service levels have rendered them no longer applicable.  Consequently, 458 of the 466 recommendations continue to have relevance.

 

The results of our review indicate management has fully implemented 339 or 74 per cent of the recommendations made by the Auditor General during the five year period from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2011. 

 

From a historical perspective, the Auditor General has issued 1,188 recommendations since January 1, 1999.  Management has fully implemented 89 per cent or 1,059 of the 1,188 recommendations included in all audit reports issued since January 1, 1999.  Continued efforts to implement outstanding recommendations will provide additional benefit to the City through cost savings, additional revenue and enhanced service delivery.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 7, 2012) Report from the Auditor General - Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Divisions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48554.pdf)

Appendix 1 - City Divisions, Public Recommendations - Implemented; Not Fully Implemented; and No Longer Relevant
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48555.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Mike Del Grande


AU7.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Auditor General’s Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Agencies and Corporations
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive for information, the report (June 12, 2012) from the Auditor General.

 

2.         City Council request the City Manager to report to the October 25, 2012 meeting of the Audit Committee, on the status of the outstanding request to the Police Services Board to examine the Vancouver Traffic Authority Program as an alternative to Toronto's current paid duty system;  and further, that consideration be given to including the best practices found in other major North American cities, and to working with the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, to specifically address, as part of initial contract tender documents, justification that paid duty police is required on-site, with a view to phasing out paid duty policing at construction and other work sites.

Origin
(June 12, 2012) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

This report provides information regarding the implementation status of audit recommendations contained in various reports issued by the Auditor General to the City’s agencies, boards, commissions and corporations.  On an annual basis the Auditor General reviews the implementation status of outstanding audit recommendations and reports the results of the review to Council through Audit Committee.

 

Since July 1, 2006 the Auditor General has issued various reports containing a total of 190 recommendations.  Since that time four of these recommendations have been identified by the Auditor General as no longer relevant.  These recommendations are no longer relevant as reorganizations and changes in business practices and service levels have rendered them no longer applicable.  Consequently, 186 of the 190 recommendations continue to have relevance.

 

The results of our review indicate that on a combined basis, City agencies, boards, commissions and corporations have implemented 73 per cent or 136 of the 186 recommendations made by the Auditor General from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2011.

 

Continued efforts to implement outstanding recommendations will provide additional benefit to the City through cost savings, additional revenue and enhanced service delivery.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 12, 2012) Report from the Auditor General - Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Agencies and Corporations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48550.pdf)

(March 7, 2012) Appendix 1 - Toronto Parking Authority, Results of Follow-up of Previous Audit Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48551.pdf)

(May 23, 2012) Appendix 2 - Toronto Police Services Board, Results of Follow-up of Previous Audit Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48552.pdf)

(April 16, 2012) Appendix 3 - Toronto Community Housing Corporation, Results of Follow-up of Previous Audit Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48553.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Mike Del Grande


AU7.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Auditor General's Office - Forensic Unit Status Report on Outstanding Recommendations
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive for information, the report (June 12, 2012) from the Auditor General.

Origin
(June 12, 2012) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

This report provides information regarding the implementation status of recommendations made by the Auditor General’s Forensic Unit in the context of special reviews, which were publicly reported through Audit Committee, as well as those made in the annual Fraud and Waste Hotline reports.

 

On an annual basis, the Auditor General reviews information provided by management to determine the accuracy of management assertions related to each recommendation.  The results of this review are communicated to Council through the Audit Committee.

 

Since January 2007, the Auditor General has issued various reports related to its operation of the City’s Fraud and Waste Hotline Program. Since that time a total of twelve recommendations were reported publicly.

 

The results of our review indicate management has not fully implemented four recommendations made in reports by the Auditor General from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2011.

 

Continued efforts to implement outstanding recommendations will provide additional benefit to the City through cost savings, additional revenue and enhanced service delivery.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 12, 2012) Report from the Auditor General - Forensic Unit Status Report on Outstanding Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48545.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Mike Del Grande


AU7.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review of the Management of the City’s Divisional Accounts Receivable
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the City Manager to review the current management of all City-wide receivables.  Such a process should be a part of the ongoing shared service review.  The review should include an evaluation of centralizing the collection efforts of all outstanding receivables.

 

2.         City Council direct the Treasurer to review and update accounts receivable policies and procedures where appropriate.  A directive should also be issued to all staff responsible for the collection of receivables that all such policies and procedures should be complied with.

 

3.         City Council request the Treasurer to review current SAP management reports pertaining to the management of receivables.  The reports should contain relevant and current information and include performance management information.

 

4.         City Council request the Treasurer to implement an accounts receivable process that provides for timely management review of collection activity and disposition of accounts receivable.  Such process to include appropriate documentation and approval requirements.

 

5.         City Council request the Treasurer to periodically review inactive customer accounts with small balances where collection efforts have been exhausted and such accounts be written off in accordance with City bylaws.

 

6.         City Council request the Treasurer to clarify and document the roles and responsibilities of supervisory staff and accounts receivable staff to ensure due diligence in collection activities.  Staff roles and responsibilities should include collection activity, supervisory review and documentation requirements. 

 

7.         City Council request the Treasurer to assess the feasibility of using the City SAP Financial System to the fullest extent in tracking actions taken on customer accounts sent to Legal Services and collection agencies.

 

8.         City Council request the Treasurer take steps to ensure the proper separation of duties by limiting access to users of the SAP accounts receivable functions.  In addition, user access should be reviewed periodically to ensure only those with a current and regular need are authorized to use the system.

Origin
(April 12, 2012) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The Auditor General’s 2011 Work Plan included a review of the management and administration of City divisional accounts receivable.  The objective of this review was to assess divisional practices for billing and collecting service related revenue owed the City for services provided to customers.  Examples of divisional service related accounts receivable include recreational program registration fees, park facility rentals, rent for property administered by Facilities Management and street and road allowance fees collected by Transportation Services.  The audit did not include the management of property tax and water billing receivables.

 

The audit results are presented in the attached report entitled “Review of The Management of the City’s Divisional Accounts Receivable.”

 

This report contains eight recommendations along with a management response to each of the recommendations.  The implementation of these recommendations will improve accounts receivable collection efforts, operational efficiencies and internal controls.

Background Information (Committee)
(April 12, 2012) Report from the Auditor General on the Review of the Management of the City’s Divisional Accounts Receivable
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48573.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Review of The Management of the City’s Divisional Accounts Receivable
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48574.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Management’s Response
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48575.pdf)


AU7.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review of the Energy Retrofit Program at Community Centres and Arenas
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Director, Energy and Strategic Initiatives to address the deficiencies relating to the energy management system with the objective of:

 

a.         Ensuring that energy savings are appropriately quantified;

b.         Ensuring that Phase IV performance guarantees have been met and appropriate adjustments, if any, are made in payment to the Contractor.

 

2.         City Council request the Director, Energy and Strategic Initiatives to report to Council on the financial results of the program.

 

3.         City Council request the Director, Energy and Strategic Initiatives, to provide appropriate operations staff with detailed facility by facility reporting of energy savings achieved as a result of the Energy Retrofit Program.  Where such savings have not met objectives, appropriate remedial action, where feasible, be taken to maximize energy savings.

 

4.         City Council request  the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, in consultation with the Director, Energy and Strategic Initiatives and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report to Council on remedial steps that can be taken to alleviate unintended negative financial impacts of the Energy Retrofit Program on individual recreational facilities.

 

5.         City Council request the Director, Energy and Strategic Initiatives, in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to review alternatives and implement effective support and maintenance of building automation systems.  The alternatives should include:

 

a.         Centralized monitoring of building automation systems;

b.         Establishing in house building automation system expertise;

c.         Additional and ongoing training for staff responsible for monitoring and maintaining building automation systems; and

d.         Reviewing equipment not currently connected to each building automation system to determine if it would be advantageous to control the equipment through the building automation system.

 

6.         City Council request the Director, Energy and Strategic Initiatives, in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to track costs specifically attributable to support and maintenance of building automation systems, where feasible, and include this information in any analysis of the net benefits achieved.

 

7.         City Council request the Director, Energy and Strategic Initiatives, in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to consult with front line staff on best practices as they relate to Energy Savings Initiatives.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Audit Committee requested the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the October 25, 2012, meeting of the Audit Committee on:

 

1.         Specific action plans, with timelines, in regard to:

 

            a.         a training program to ensure that staff are equipped to operate the building automation system;

 

            b.         updated information on the number of arenas which continue to have issues with the building automation system including those arenas where the system is still disconnected; and

 

            c.         a timeline whereby all arenas are fully operational in using the building automation system.

 

2.         The status of identifying cost savings from this program.  The calculation of net cost savings at the outset include training time, and support and equipment maintenance costs.

Origin
(March 26, 2012) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The Auditor General’s 2011 Work Plan included a review of the City’s Energy Retrofit Program.  The Energy Retrofit Program is one step in the City’s Environmental Plan.

 

The objective of this review was to evaluate the management of the energy retrofit program and processes with respect to the monitoring and measuring of energy savings with a view to confirming that anticipated savings were achieved and the related loans will be repaid as planned.

Background Information (Committee)
(March 26, 2012) Report from the Auditor General on the Review of the Energy Retrofit Program at Community Centres and Arenas
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48567.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Review of the Energy Retrofit Program at Community Centres and Arenas
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48568.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Management’s Response (Revised on June 28, 2012)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48569.pdf)

Speakers

Henrik Bechmann, The Centre for Local Research into Public Space (CELOS) (Submission Filed)

Communications (Committee)
(July 3, 2012) Submission from Henrik Bechmann, The Centre for Local Research into Public Space (CELOS) (AU.New.AU7.9.1)

AU7.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Improving Reporting and Monitoring of Employee Benefits
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Director, Pension, Payroll and Employee Benefits, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to formally request the City’s benefit administrator to provide statistical data and reports related to suspected and actual incidents of benefit fraud by employees and/or their dependants that have been investigated by the benefit administrator.

 

2.         City Council request the Director, Pension, Payroll and Employee Benefits, give consideration to the formal documentation of an annual evaluation of the benefit administrator performance as it relates to prevention, detection and investigation of benefit fraud including fraud related to the receipt of Long Term Disability benefits.

 

3.         City Council direct that a copy of this Item be forwarded to the Employee and Labour Relations Committee.

Origin
(June 12, 2012) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The City of Toronto and its Agencies, Boards and Commissions provide employee health care benefits for its employees and retirees, as well as to their spouses and eligible dependants.  Pension, Payroll and Employee Benefits Division (PPEB) is responsible for administering the employee benefit plans including the City’s Long Term Disability program (LTD), for those individuals employed directly by the City (i.e., Toronto Public Service) employees.

 

The City provides, through its benefit administrator, Manufacturer’s Life Assurance Company (Manulife) extended health care, dental care and long term disability coverage on an Administrative Services Only basis.  The City is self insured which means the City reimburses Manulife for the actual benefit claims paid to employees and pays administrative fees for their processing and adjudication services.

 

Administration of the City’s Benefit Plans by Manulife includes prevention and detection of fraud and investigation services.

 

There is a need to improve Manulife’s reporting to the City with respect to incidents of benefit fraud by employees and their dependants, that Manulife has investigated.  Improved reporting by Manulife should include statistical data and reports to enable the City to consider trends and patterns which may indicate fraud or abuse of benefit claims.  This will also enable the City to assess the performance of the benefit administrator, as it relates to its responsibility to prevent, detect and investigate benefit fraud including fraud related to the receipt of LTD benefits.

 

This report contains two recommendations to improve the reporting and monitoring of benefit fraud, along with a management response to each of the recommendations.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 12, 2012) Report from the Auditor General on Improving Reporting and Monitoring of Employee Benefits
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48565.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Management’s Response
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48566.pdf)


AU7.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review of Reporting on Use of Consultants
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive for information, the report (May 31, 2012) from the Auditor General.

Origin
(May 31, 2012) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The Auditor General’s 2011 Work Plan included a review of the City’s use of consultants. 

 

Our 2001 audit, “Selection and Hiring of Professional and Consulting Services Review”, identified issues related to the procuring, recording and reporting on the City’s use of consultants.  

 

http://www.toronto.ca/audit/2001/selection_prof_consulting_june19_final.pdf 

 

The objective of this review was to determine if certain issues identified during the 2001 audit had been adequately addressed.  

Background Information (Committee)
(May 31, 2012) Report from the Auditor General on Review of Reporting on Use of Consultants
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48562.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Review of Reporting on Use of Consultants
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48563.pdf)


AU7.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Inventory Controls Over Traffic Control Devices in Transportation Services Need to be Improved
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, to implement the corporate model for warehousing and distribution of materials, particularly with respect to the traffic control device inventory.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, ensure inventory control policies and procedures are documented.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, to implement effective controls over the inventory of traffic control devices with consideration being given to using the SAP financial information system module currently being used by other City divisions.

 

4.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the City Treasurer, to ensure the value of traffic control devices inventory is included in the City's financial records.

 

5.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to ensure physical counts of materials held in inventory are performed on a regular basis and that the information is used to ensure inventory data is accurate and controls are effective.

 

6.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, to develop and implement performance indicators and metrics for inventory management.

 

7.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, to consider alternative arrangements for the storage of the inventory of traffic control signal devices.

 

8.         City Council request the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to take appropriate action to identify City operations that maintain a significant level of inventory and review those operations to ensure adequate inventory controls are in place such as those identified in City’s warehouse and stores business model as adopted by Council in the Corporate Warehouse/Stores Rationalization Project.

 

9.         City Council request the City Clerk to forward this report to the City’s major Agencies and Corporations for consideration and appropriate action.

Origin
(April 25, 2012) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The Auditor General’s Audit Work Plan included a review of the controls implemented by Transportation Services to maintain an inventory of traffic control devices.  The objective of this review was to assess if the Traffic Plant Installation and Maintenance (TPIM) unit, in Transportation Services, maintains effective controls to safeguard the inventory of traffic control devices.

 

This report contains nine recommendations along with a management response to each of the recommendations.  The implementation of these recommendations will achieve effective inventory control, cost savings and ensure the safekeeping of the City’s $6.7 million worth of parts required to maintain or install electrical traffic signal devices.

Background Information (Committee)
(April 25, 2012) Report from the Auditor General on Inventory Controls Over Traffic Control Devices in Transportation Services Need to be Improved
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48559.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Inventory Controls Over Traffic Control Devices in Transportation Services Need to Be Improved
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48560.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Management’s Response
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48561.pdf)


AU7.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Procurement of 311 Toronto’s Information Technology System - Lessons for Future Procurement Processes
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management Division, to review and enhance the existing Purchasing and Materials Management review process such that inaccurate or questionable information on purchase request documents is identified and addressed prior to approval of the purchase request documents.

 

2.         City Council request the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management Division, to define in all pertinent purchasing policies and procedures that the purchase amount for contract increases and sole-source approvals refers to the gross cost to the City (excluding taxes), not net costs after deductions, refunds, or credits.

 

3.         City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Director, Purchasing and Material Management Division, to take necessary steps to ensure that, where a contract service is not acquired under a fixed price agreement, the unit pricing, labour rates, and estimated labour hours are established prior to commencing the contract services, and the hours of contract services are tracked and documented.

 

4.         City Council request the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management Division, to take the necessary steps to ensure that divisions comply with the City purchasing policies regarding the timely submission of sole-source purchase requests for approval by the Purchasing and Materials Management Division.

 

5.         City Council request the City Manager to forward the recommendations contained in the audit report entitled “Procurement of 311 Toronto’s Information Technology System – Lessons for Future Procurement Processes” to the City’s major Agencies and Corporations, for consideration in future procurement processes.

 

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

 

7.         City Council authorize the public release of audit recommendations and management responses contained in confidential Attachment 1 at the discretion of the City Solicitor in consultation with the City Manager.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Audit Committee recessed its public session and met in closed session to consider confidential information on this Item related to litigation or potential litigation that affects the municipality or local board.

Origin
(June 13, 2012) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The Auditor General’s 2011 Audit Work Plan included a review of 311 Toronto operations.  An audit report entitled “311 Toronto – Full Potential for Improving Customer Service Has Yet To Be Realized” was presented at the November 23, 2011 Audit Committee meeting.

 

When the 2011 audit was initiated there was no intention of conducting a review of the 311 procurement process.  However, during the course of the 2011 audit, a number of issues pertaining to the initial procurement of an information technology (IT) solution for the 311 Contact Centre were identified.  Rather than including these concerns in the 2011 report which focused on customer service and operational issues, it was determined that a separate report pertaining exclusively to the procurement process would be appropriate.  The issues pertaining to the procurement process are the subject of this report.

 

Certain of our audit findings and recommendations are presented in a confidential attachment to this report.  The report sections pertaining to the award of the initial IT contract contain confidential information.  As a result, the relevant report sections and recommendations are presented in confidential Attachment 1 appended to this report.  Our other audit findings and recommendations are detailed in Appendix 1 to this report. 

 

Our audit findings and recommendations are presented as follows:

 

Appendix 1 – Audit findings and recommendations excluding those related to the award of the initial IT contract

 

Appendix 2 – Management responses to audit recommendations contained in Appendix 1

 

Attachment 1 – Confidential audit findings and recommendations pertaining to the award of the initial IT contract, and management responses to the audit recommendations contained in Attachment 1.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 13, 2012) Report from the Auditor General on the Procurement of 311 Toronto’s Information Technology System - Lessons for Future Procurement Processes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48577.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Procurement of 311 Toronto’s Information Technology System - Lessons for Future Procurement Processes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48582.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Management’s Response
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48583.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 13, 2012) from the Auditor General
Background Information (City Council)
Confidential Information made public on September 14, 2012
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-50044.pdf)


Audit Committee - Meeting 8
AU8.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Status of the Financial Audits of the City’s Agencies and Corporations for the Year Ended December 31, 2011
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive for information, the report (June 15, 2012) from the Auditor General on the status of the financial audits of the City’s Agencies and Corporations for the year ended December 31, 2011.

Origin
(June 15, 2012) Report from the Audit General
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Audit Committee and City Council with the status of financial audits of the City’s Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Corporations for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

The majority of the audits of the City’s Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Corporations have been completed and approved by their respective Boards.  Any financial statements that are outstanding will be available for the next Audit Committee meeting.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 15, 2012) Report from the Auditor General on Status of the Financial Audits of the City’s Agencies and Corporations for the Year Ended December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48653.pdf)


AU8.2

ACTION 

 

 

 

Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2011 - Agencies and Corporations (Part 2)
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive for information, the 2011 Financial Statements and related documents for the following agencies and corporations:

 

         The Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts (operating as "The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts")

         The North York Performing Arts Centre Corporation (operating as the Toronto Centre for the Arts)

-           St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

-           Toronto Atmospheric Fund

-           Toronto Parking Authority

-           Yonge-Dundas Square.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Audit Committee requested PricewaterhouseCoopers, in consultation with the Toronto Parking Authority and the Auditor General, to provide details of the increase in Audit fees related to the Toronto Parking Authority for 2011, and report to the Audit Committee meeting on October 25, 2012.

Summary

The following agencies and corporations have submitted 2011 Financial Statements and related documents to the Audit Committee for consideration:

 

-      The Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts (operating as "The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts")

-      The North York Performing Arts Centre Corporation (operating as the Toronto Centre for the Arts)

-      St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

-      Toronto Atmospheric Fund

-      Toronto Parking Authority

-      Yonge-Dundas Square.

Speakers

Councillor Mike Del Grande


2a The Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts (operating as "The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts") - 2011 Financial Statements
Summary

Audited Financial Statements for The Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts (operating as "The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts") for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

The Board of Directors of the Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts, at its meeting on May 3, 2012, expressed concern about the substantial expense incurred by the Sony Centre resulting from the transition from Canadian generally accepted accounting principles to applying the public sector accounting standards (“PSAS”) that apply only to government not-for-profit organizations, and further questioned why the cost of PSAS compliance was not negotiated by the City to be part of the overall contract with the outside auditor.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 10, 2012) Decision Letter from the Board of Directors of the Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48168.pdf)

Financial Statements - Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts - as at December 31, 2011, December 31, 2010 and January 1, 2010
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48169.pdf)

Audit Results - Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts - for the year ended December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48170.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(July 3, 2012) Memo from the Auditor General, providing further information related to Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS) (AU.New.AU8.2a.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/comm/communicationfile-31007.pdf)


2b The North York Performing Arts Centre Corporation (operating as the Toronto Centre for the Arts) - 2011 Financial Statements
Summary

Financial Statements for The North York Performing Arts Centre Corporation (operating as the Toronto Centre for the Arts) for the year ending December 31, 2011.

Background Information (Committee)
Financial Statements - The North York Performing Arts Centre Corporation (operating as the Toronto Centre for the Arts) - December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48505.pdf)

(May 30, 2012) Letter from Price Waterhouse Coopers regarding the presentation of the Financial Statements of The North York Performing Arts Centre Corporation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48504.pdf)

Audit Results - The North York Performing Arts Centre Corporation - for the year ended December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48506.pdf)


2c St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
Summary

Financial Statements for the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts as at December 31, 2011.

Background Information (Committee)
Financial Statements - St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48576.pdf)

Audit Results Letter - St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (the Centre) - for the year ended December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48681.pdf)


2d Toronto Atmospheric Fund - 2011 Financial Statements
Summary

Consolidated Financial Statements for the Toronto Atmospheric Fund for the year ending December 31, 2011.

Background Information (Committee)
Consolidated Financial Statement - Toronto Atmospheric Fund - December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48564.pdf)

Audit Results Letter - Toronto Atmospheric Fund - for the year ended December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48670.pdf)


2e Toronto Parking Authority - 2011 Financial Statements
Summary

Financial Statements for the Toronto Parking Authority for the year ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010.

Background Information (Committee)
Financial Statements - Toronto Parking Authority - for the year ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48702.pdf)

Audit Results - Toronto Parking Authority - for the year ended December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48703.pdf)


2f Yonge-Dundas Square - 2011 Financial Statements
Summary
Financial Statements for Yonge-Dundas Square for the year ending December 31, 2011.
Background Information (Committee)
Financial Statements - Yonge-Dundas Square - December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48142.pdf)

Audit Results Letter - Yonge-Dundas Square - for the year ended December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48143.pdf)


AU8.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Arenas - 2011 Audited Financial Statements
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive for information, the 2011 audited financial statements of Arenas attached as Appendices to the report (June 15, 2012) from the Auditor General.

Origin
(June 15, 2012) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Audit Committee and City Council with the 2011 audited financial statements of Arenas.

 

Audited 2011 financial statements have been completed for five out of eight City Arenas.  A management letter has been issued which identifies control deficiencies that would generally apply to all of the Arenas.  The external auditors, Grant Thornton, advise that a separate management letter will be issued for the arena where a fair amount of time was spent adjusting its records.

 

The financial statements for the Leaside Memorial Community Gardens Arena, Moss Park Arena and William H. Bolton Arena are expected to be available for the July 4 meeting of Audit Committee.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 15, 2012) Report from the Auditor General - Arenas - 2011 Audited Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48644.pdf)

Appendix 1: Forest Hill Memorial Arena
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48641.pdf)

Appendix 2: George Bell Arena
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48642.pdf)

Appendix 3: McCormick Playground Arena
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48643.pdf)

Appendix 4: North Toronto Memorial Arena
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48645.pdf)

Appendix 5: Ted Reeve Community Arena
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48646.pdf)

Appendix 6: Management Letter for City Arenas
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48647.pdf)

Appendix 7: Leaside Memorial Community Gardens
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48650.pdf)

Appendix 8: Moss Park Arena
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48878.pdf)

Appendix 9: William H. Bolton Arena
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48879.pdf)

Management Letter (April 26, 2012) for William H. Bolton Arena
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48880.pdf)


AU8.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Community Centres - 2011 Audited Financial Statements
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive for information, the 2011 audited financial statements of Community Centres attached as Appendices to the report (June 15, 2012) from the Auditor General.

Origin
(June 15, 2012) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Audit Committee and City Council with the 2011 audited financial statements of Community Centres.

 

The 2011 audited financial statements for the 10 Community Centres are presented to Audit Committee after approval by their respective Boards of Management.  According to the accounting firm of Grant Thornton, individual management letters were not issued for the Community Centres as there are no material control deficiencies to report.  A management letter has been issued which identifies control deficiencies that would generally apply to all of the Community Centres. 

Background Information (Committee)
(June 15, 2012) Report from the Auditor General, providing the 2011 Audited Financial Statements of the Community Centres
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48649.pdf)

Appendix 1: 519 Church Street Community Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48630.pdf)

Appendix 2: Applegrove Community Complex
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48631.pdf)

Appendix 3: Cecil Street Community Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48632.pdf)

Appendix 4: Central Eglinton Community Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48634.pdf)

Appendix 5: Community Centre 55
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48633.pdf)

Appendix 6: Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48635.pdf)

Appendix 7: Harbourfront Community Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48636.pdf)

Appendix 8: Ralph Thornton Community Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48637.pdf)

Appendix 9: Scadding Court Community Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48638.pdf)

Appendix 10: Swansea Town Hall Community Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48639.pdf)

Appendix 11: Management Letter (June 15, 2012) from Grant Thornton, LLP
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48640.pdf)


AU8.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) - 2011 Audited Financial Statements (Report No. 1)
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2011 audited financial statements and management letters of the forty-one (41) Business Improvement Areas, attached as Appendices A to AP of the report (June 18, 2012) from the Treasurer and the Acting Director, Business Services, Economic Development and Culture.

Origin
(June 18, 2012) Report from the Treasurer and the Acting Director, Business Services, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to present the 2011 audited financial statements and management letters of forty-one (41) Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) to Audit Committee and City Council for its approval.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 18, 2012) Report from the Treasurer and the Acting Director, Business Services, Economic Development and Culture, submitting the 2011 Audited Financial Statements of Business Improvement Areas
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48585.pdf)

Appendix A: Baby Point Gates
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48587.pdf)

Appendix B: Bloor Annex
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48588.pdf)

Appendix C: Bloor Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48589.pdf)

Appendix D: Bloor West Village
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48590.pdf)

Appendix E: Bloor Yorkville
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48591.pdf)

Appendix F: Bloorcourt Village
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48592.pdf)

Appendix G: Cabbagetown
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48593.pdf)

Appendix H: Chinatown
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48594.pdf)

Appendix I: Church Wellesley
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48595.pdf)

Appendix J: Corso Italia
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48596.pdf)

Appendix K: Crossroads of the Danforth
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48600.pdf)

Appendix L: Danforth Village
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48601.pdf)

Appendix M: Downtown Yonge
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48602.pdf)

Appendix M-1: Downtown Yonge - Management Letter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48603.pdf)

Appendix N: Eglinton Hill
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48604.pdf)

Appendix O: Fairbank Village
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48605.pdf)

Appendix P: Forest Hill
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48606.pdf)

Appendix Q: Greektown on the Danforth
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48607.pdf)

Appendix R: Harbord Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48608.pdf)

Appendix S: Junction Gardens
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48609.pdf)

Appendix T: Kensington Market
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48610.pdf)

Appendix U: Korea Town
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48611.pdf)

Appendix V: Lakeshore Village
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48612.pdf)

Appendix W: Liberty Village
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48616.pdf)

Appendix X: Mirvish Village
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48617.pdf)

Appendix Y: Mount Dennis
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48618.pdf)

Appendix Z: Pape Village
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48619.pdf)

Appendix AA: Parkdale Village
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48620.pdf)

Appendix AB: Queen Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48621.pdf)

Appendix AC: Riverside
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48622.pdf)

Appendix AD: Rosedale Main Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48623.pdf)

Appendix AE: Sheppard East Village
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48624.pdf)

Appendix AF: St. Clair Gardens
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48625.pdf)

Appendix AG: St. Lawrence Neighbourhood
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48626.pdf)

Appendix AH: The Beach
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48660.pdf)

Appendix AI: The Danforth
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48661.pdf)

Appendix AJ: The Eglinton Way
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48662.pdf)

Appendix AK: Toronto Entertainment District
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48663.pdf)

Appendix AK-1: Toronto Entertainment District - Management Letter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48664.pdf)

Appendix AL: Village of Islington
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48665.pdf)

Appendix AM: Waterfront
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48666.pdf)

Appendix AN: Yonge Lawrence Village
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48667.pdf)

Appendix AO: York Eglinton
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48668.pdf)

Appendix AP: Management Letter (June 10, 2012) from Rafiq Dosani, Auditor
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48669.pdf)


AU8.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2011 Audited Sinking Fund Financial Statements
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2011 Sinking Fund Statements attached as Appendix A to the report (June 18, 2012) from the Treasurer.

Origin
(June 18, 2012) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to present the City of Toronto’s Sinking Fund Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2011 to Council for approval and provide highlights of the Sinking Fund's 2011 financial performance and financial condition as of December 31, 2011.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 18, 2012) Report from the Treasurer on the 2011 Audited Sinking Fund Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48657.pdf)

Appendix A - Financial Statements City of Toronto Sinking Funds December 31, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48658.pdf)


AU8.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2011 Audited Trust Funds Consolidated Financial Statements
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2011 Trust Fund Statements attached as Appendix A to the report (June 18, 2012) from the Treasurer.

Origin
(June 18, 2012) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to present the City of Toronto’s Consolidated Trust Funds Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2011 to Council for approval and provide highlights of the Trust Funds' 2011 financial performance and financial condition as of December 31, 2011.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 18, 2012) Report from the Treasurer on the 2011 Audited Trust Funds Consolidated Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48654.pdf)

Appendix A - 2011 Trust Funds Consolidated Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48655.pdf)

Appendix B - Trust Fund Account Descriptions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48656.pdf)


Board of Health - Meeting 15
HL15.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Nourishing Young Minds - A Review of the Student Nutrition Program in Toronto
Board Recommendations

The Board of Health recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adopt the recommendations outlined in the Student Nutrition Program Review Nourishing Young Minds, in the report (June 8, 2012) from the Medical Officer of Health specifically:

 

           a.           That City Council endorse the vision of Student Nutrition Programs delivered in all Toronto schools so that students who would benefit can achieve the positive health, learning and behavioural outcomes that result from this key nutrition strategy.

 

b.         That City Council request the Medical Officer of Health to optimize the City’s current investment in Student Nutrition Programs by ensuring that municipal funding is prioritized, as opportunities arise over the next 5 years, to breakfast programs in higher need schools.

 

c.         That City Council request the Medical Officer of Health to report to the Board of Health, as part of the 2013 budget process, on a plan to increase the City’s investment in a Student Nutrition Program funding partnership model with a view to fully phase-in the municipal share of the program within a three to five year horizon.

 

d.         That City Council consider as part of the annual operating budget process, an annual increase to the City’s investment in Student Nutrition Programs equal to the annual amount of food inflation reported by the Nutritious Food Basket survey.

 

e.         That City Council urge the Government of Ontario to provide annual adjustments to provincial Student Nutrition Program funding in consideration of the impact of food inflation.

 

f.          That City Council urge the Directors of Education of Toronto school boards to maximize the use of their current resources to support Student Nutrition Programs by:

 

i)          Optimizing the  allocation of space and equipment for local Student Nutrition Programs in schools, including the creative use of multi-purpose areas;

 

ii)         Supporting staff time and involvement in local school-based Student Nutrition Programs in light of the growth of the programs;

 

iii)        Exploring educational opportunities to teach cooking, food skills and nutrition to students; and

 

iv)        Integrating innovative and creative food-related school activities with local Student Nutrition Programs.

 

g.         That City Council request the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to consider Student Nutrition Programs as a key element in the Childhood Obesity Strategy, and furthermore, that this report be forwarded to the Minister’s Healthy Kids Panel as input to its strategy development.

 

h.         That City Council reiterate its request to the federal government to provide core funding for SNPs across Canada, which, internationally, is a best nutrition practice for students to achieve improved health, learning and behavioural outcomes.

 

i.          That City Council request the Medical Officer of Health to engage key private, public and voluntary sector leaders in strategic discussions regarding a sustainable funding and growth plan for Toronto Student Nutrition Programs.

 

j.          That City Council request the Toronto Partners for Student Nutrition to work with experts to maximize efficiencies in food procurement, safe storage, and distribution.

 

2.         City Council request the Mayor of the City of Toronto to write to the Prime Minister of Canada, Minister of Health and Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, with copies to Federal Members of Parliament in Toronto and opposition critics, requesting support for core funding to the Childrens' Nutrition Program, and attach a copy of the executive summary to the report titled "Nourishing Young Minds".

 

Board Decision Advice and Other Information

The Medical Officer of Health gave a presentation.

 

The Board of Health:

 

A.         Endorsed the request for a $247,616 net increase to the 2013 Toronto Public Health Operating Budget to be distributed to existing student nutrition programs to cover the inflationary impact of increased food costs by school communities currently receiving municipal funding.

 

B.         Forwarded the report (June 8, 2012) from the Medical Officer of Health to the Budget Committee for consideration during the 2013 Operating Budget process.

 

C.        Forwarded the report (June 8, 2012) to the Premier of Ontario, the Ministers of Children and Youth Services, Education, Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and Health and Long-Term Care, the Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire Viamonde, Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud, the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, Angel Foundation for Learning,  the Toronto Food Policy Council, the General Managers of the City of Toronto, Children's Services, and Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

D.         Requested the Chair, Vice-Chair, Toronto Board of Health, Medical Officer of Health and Councillor Raymond Cho to meet with the Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister of Education to further action strategies; and further that the Chair and Medical Officer of Health be requested to raise this issue with the Minister of Health and Long Term Care at their upcoming meeting.

 

E.         Requested the Medical Officer of Health and Toronto Public Health staff to organize a public student nutrition summit with relevant stakeholders at Toronto City Hall to review the findings of the report titled "Nourishing Young Minds", and to develop a strategic direction for its future evolution.

Origin
(June 8, 2012) Report from the Medical Officer of Health
Summary

This report highlights key elements of a review of the Student Nutrition Program, Nourishing Young Minds.  Toronto Public Health conducted the collaborative review to examine how the City of Toronto can maximize the benefits derived from its investment in Toronto programs, while also strengthening program sustainability.

 

The recommendations from the review emphasize the best practice elements featured in the program structure in Toronto, as identified through comparison with international models.  It proposes strategies to strengthen the sustainability of student nutrition programs that currently receive municipal grant funding, and recommends that a long-term funding strategy be developed to expand funding over time to schools that would benefit from having a student nutrition program.

Background Information (Board)
(June 8, 2012) Staff Report from the Medical Officer of Health - Nourishing Young Minds - A Review of the Student Nutrition Program in Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-48312.pdf)

(June 8, 2012) Appendix 1 - Student Nutrition Program in Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-48315.pdf)

(June 8, 2012) Appendix 2 - Student Nutrition Program in Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-48313.pdf)

(June 25, 2012) Brochure: "Feeding Our Future: The First and Second Year Evaluation" a copy is on file in the Office of the City Clerk
Speakers

Catherine Parsonage Parsonage, Executive Director & CEO Toronto Foundation for Student Success, and Marisa Celenza, Executive Director, The Angel Foundation for Learning
Paddy Bowen, Executive Director, St. Felix Centre, and Saranna Caldesone and Kareem Deng
Debbie Field, Executive Director, Foodshare
Stephanie Wittick, Co-ordinator, Scarborough Village Public School
Fiona Nelson
Rathika Sitsabaiesan, MP, Scarborough-Rouge River


HL15.15

ACTION 

 

 

 

2012 Global AIDS Initiative Allocation Recommendation
Board Recommendations

The Board of Health recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the allocation of $104,040 to Schools Without Borders as recommended by the 2012 APCIP Review Panel in Appendix B to the report (June 25, 2012) from the Chair, AIDS Prevention Community Investment Program Review Panel.

 

2.         City Council grant authority to the Medical Officer of Health to execute Letters of Understanding on behalf of the City.

Origin
(June 25, 2012) Report from Chair, AIDS Prevention Community Investment Program Review Panel
Summary

This report outlines the history of the Toronto Global AIDS Initiative and the funding allocation recommendation for 2012- 2013.

 

The TPH 2012 approved operating budget for AIDS Prevention Community Investment Programme (APCIP) includes an allocation of $104,040.  This report recommends an allocation of $104,040 to Schools Without Borders for the Toronto Global AIDS Initiative to be used between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

Background Information (Board)
(June 25, 2012) Staff Report from the Chair, AIDS Prevention Community Investment Program Review Panel - 2012 Global AIDS Initiative Allocation Recommendation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-48316.pdf)

(June 25, 2012) 2012 Global AIDS Initiative Allocation Recommendation - Appendix A
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-48317.pdf)

(June 25, 2012) 2012 Global AIDS Initiative Allocation Recommendation - Appendix B
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-48318.pdf)


Civic Appointments Committee - Meeting 17
CA17.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Member Attendance at Property Standards Committee - Etobicoke York Panel Meetings
The City Clerk has submitted a transmittal on this Item (CA17.1a)
Bill 1085 has been submitted on this Item.
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council remove Mr. Frank Ellis as a Member of the Property Standards Committee - Etobicoke York Panel and as a Fence Viewer effectively immediately and declare the position vacant.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Civic Appointments Committee directed the City Clerk to contact the alternate identified for the Property Standards Committee to determine their interest and eligibility and report directly to Council at its July 11 and 12, 2012 meeting.

 

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.

Summary

The Property Standards Committee - Etobicoke York Panel has submitted a letter to the Civic Appointments Committee regarding a Member's attendance.

 

The Property Standards Committee - Etobicoke York Panel:

 

1.         Advised the Civic Appointments Committee for its appropriate action that, in accordance with Section 8.4 of the Public Appointments Policy, Mr. Frank Ellis has been absent from all scheduled hearings of the Property Standards Committee – Etobicoke York Panel held during the previous three consecutive months, without permission.

 

2.         Requested that Mr. Frank Ellis be removed from the Property Standards Committee – Etobicoke York Panel and a new person be appointed in his place.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 31, 2012) Letter from the Property Standards Committee - Etobicoke York Panel on Member Attendance at Panel Meetings
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ca/bgrd/backgroundfile-48326.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(July 26, 2012) Transmittal from the City Clerk on Member Attendance at Property Standards Committee - Etobicoke York Panel Meetings (CA17.1a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-48910.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(June 19, 2012) E-mail from Diana Fancher, Chair, Etobicoke York Panel, Property Standards Committee (CA.Main.CA17.1.1)

Community Development and Recreation Committee - Meeting 14
CD14.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Update on Schoolhouse Shelter - 349 George Street (Ward 27)
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council reinvest in the shelter system in 2012 the $746,790 gross ($135,908 net) currently used to fund the Schoolhouse.

 

2.         City Council direct that, in order to meet the demand for shelter services, the Schoolhouse remain equipped to open as needed at the discretion of the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on how the $746,790 gross ($135,908 net) currently used to fund the Schoolhouse shelter could be re-allocated within the adult shelter system and used to support harm reduction programming at other shelter sites.

 

4.         City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on how the $746,790 gross ($135,908 net) currently used to fund the Schoolhouse shelter could be used to create housing allowances and supports for clients requiring harm reduction assistance consistent with any terms and conditions of the new Provincial funding model.

 

5.         City Council request the General Manager of Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in consultation with the City Manager, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dixon Hall, the ward councillors, community representatives and other key stakeholders to report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on November 14, 2012 with new models of transitional housing by providers, either locally or from abroad, that support Toronto's shelter and housing objectives with specific recommendations on how to improve and integrate the City's harm reduction service delivery with appropriate day programming and sustainable "housing first" strategies in alternative and substitute facilities.

 

6.         City Council direct that the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration continue to offer housing to the remaining residents at Schoolhouse, and that no action be taken to close the shelter prior to the General Manager reporting back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee as outlined in recommendations 3, 4 and 5 above.

Origin
(May 8, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

At its meeting of March 27, 2012 the Community Development and Recreation Committee passed a motion recommending that the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, provide an update to the May meeting on the full history, current status and future plans for the Schoolhouse Shelter, a 55-bed transitional shelter for men.  This report provides that update.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 8, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Providing an Update on Schoolhouse Shelter - 349 George Street (Ward 27)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-47669.pdf)

Speakers

Gerry Leslie
Kate Mason on Behalf of Stephen Hwang, St. Michael's Hospital
Laura Hanson, Health Providers Against Poverty
Maurice Andongo
Frank Coburn
Ric Atcheson
Gaetan Heroux, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Peter Votsch, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3202
Gary Thompson
Walter Cavalieri, Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance
Peter Leslie, Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance
Beth Pelton, Street Nurses Network
Kelly O'Sullivan, President, CUPE 4308
Jim Meeks
John Clarke, OCAP
Lynn Cullaton, Acting Executive Director, Dixon Hall
David Reycraft, Director, Housing Homeless Services, Dixon Hall
Anne Egger, Regent Park CHC
Brian DuBourdier
Wendy Forrest, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and Ontario Nurses Association
Greg Cook, Sanctuary Toronto
Councillor Gord Perks
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Communications (Committee)
(June 20, 2012) Letter from Beric German (CD.New.CD14.1.1)
(June 26, 2012) Petition from Lisa Schofield, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, with approximately 713 signatures (CD.New.CD14.1.2)
(June 26, 2012) Submission from Beth Pelton, Street Health Community Nursing Foundation and Street Nurses Network (CD.New.CD14.1.3)
(June 26, 2012) Letter from Dr. Stephen Hwang, St. Michael's Hospital (CD.New.CD14.1.4)
(June 26, 2012) Letter from Arlene Pitts, St. Stephen's Community House (CD.New.CD14.1.5)
(June 26, 2012) Submission from Walter Cavalieri, Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance (CD.New.CD14.1.6)
(June 26, 2012) Submission from Lynn Cullaton, Interim Executive Director and David Reycraft, Director, Housing and Homeless Services, Dixon Hall (CD.New.CD14.1.7)

1a Loss of Harm Reduction Beds at the Schoolhouse Shelter
Origin
(May 30, 2012) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

On May 28, 2012, the Board of Health referred the letter (May 28, 2012) from Councillor Gord Perks, Chair, Toronto Drug Strategy Implementation Panel to the Community Development and Recreation Committee for consideration at its meeting on June 26, 2012.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 30, 2012) Letter from the Board of Health on Loss of Harm Reduction Beds at the Schoolhouse Shelter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-47935.pdf)

(May 28, 2012) Letter from Councillor Gord Perks on Loss of Harm Reduction Beds at the Schoolhouse Shelter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-47939.pdf)


CD14.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Ongoing Staffing Challenges at Toronto Fire
This Item be considered on July 12, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the City Manager to initiate a fire recruitment class in the summer of 2012 and, depending on the attrition rate, initiate a second class in the fall of 2012.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.         Requested the Deputy City Manager, in conjunction with the Acting Fire Chief, Toronto Fire Service staff and the Toronto Professional Firefighters Association, include in his report to the September 19, 2012 meeting of the Community Development and Recreation Committee, the development of a protocol on the use of overtime for the purpose of calling back front-line operation fire fighters, to ensure the safety and security of both the citizens of Toronto and members of the Toronto Fire Service.

Origin
(May 23, 2012) Letter from Councillor Maria Augimeri
Summary

Forwarding a letter (May 16, 2012) from the President, Toronto Professional Fire Fighters' Association regarding the ongoing staffing challenges at Toronto Fire for the consideration of the Community Development and Recreation Committee.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 23, 2012) Letter from Councillor Maria Augimeri on Ongoing Staffing Challenges at Toronto Fire
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-47924.pdf)

(May 16, 2012) Letter from the President, Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association on Ongoing Staffing Challenges at Toronto Fire
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-47923.pdf)

Speakers

Tony Araujo
Ed Kennedy, President, Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association
Councillor Mike Layton

Communications (Committee)
(June 25, 2012) Submission from Tony Araujo (CD.New.CD14.3.1)
(June 25, 2012) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina (CD.New.CD14.3.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/comm/communicationfile-30940.pdf)


CD14.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Status of Community Child Care and Municipal Child Care Services Transformation Related to Full Day Kindergarten Implementation
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council endorse the Municipal Child Care Services public fee adjustment as outlined in Appendix C of the report (June 18, 2012) from the General Manager, Children's Services, to be phased in over 3 years.

 

2.         City Council include the proposed 2013 Municipal Child Care Services public fee increase of $0.083 million in the 2013 Operating Budget Submission for Children's Services.

 

3.         City Council delegate authority to the General Manager, Children's Services, to increase Municipal Child Care Services fees charged to families not eligible for fee subsidy in 2014 and 2015 as outlined in Appendix C of the report (June 18, 2012) from the General Manager, Children's Services, to reflect the actual cost of providing service, in accordance with the Provincial "Guidelines for Municipalities: Establishing Child Care Per Diems", with these increases to be adjusted for inflation if necessary and reflected in the Children's Services Division's annual operating budget submissions.

 

4.         City Council delegate authority to the General Manager, Children's Services, in consultation with the other divisions as appropriate, to take actions necessary to change the title of Municipal Child Care Services to Toronto Early Learning and Child Care Services, which better reflects the mandate of this function and the transition of child care to a system of early learning and care, with any transitional costs to be addressed through the existing Municipal Child Care Services budget.

 

5.         City Council request that the General Manager, Children's Services report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on details of new provincial funding when they become available.

Origin
(June 18, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Children’s Services
Summary

This report responds to a number of Community Development and Recreation Committee requests for reports on Phase 3 of Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) implementation, proposed child care transition plans for each ward of the City, Municipal Child Care Services (MCCS) transition plan and the proposed use of any new funds arising out of the Ontario budget. 

 

The third phase of FDK implementation, beginning in September 2012, involves the largest number of children to date moving from licensed child care to FDK school-based programs.  Community child care transition plans have been developed for each City ward. These plans are intended to facilitate expansion in infant and toddler capacities to replace the expected decrease in preschool capacity as 4 and 5 year olds move to FDK, with extended day child care requirements addressed in school-based shared space.  Ward-level and system-wide data is informing how Children's Services invests resources to maintain the sustainability of the child care system.

 

Like community child care operators, MCCS has developed a transition plan for directly-operated child care centres that takes into account the unique role of MCCS and the impact of FDK on its program.  MCCS transition plans include a public fee increase to be phased in over three years.  These plans also include reconfigurations to care for younger children, providing FDK before- and after- school programs and addressing site options where sites may no longer be financially viable.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 18, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Children’s Services on the Status of Community Child Care and MCCS Transformation Related to FDK Implementation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48384.pdf)

(June 18, 2012) Appendix A- Capital Allocations and At Risk Wards
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48542.pdf)

(June 18, 2012) Appendix B - Municipal Child Care Services Transition Plans by District
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48543.pdf)

(June 18, 2012) Appendix C - Proposed MCCS Rate Increase
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48544.pdf)


CD14.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Alexandra Park Revitalization - Corporate Actions and Social Development Plan
Consider with Item TE17.7
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council, in its capacity as Shareholder of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC):

 

a.         Approve in principle, pursuant to Section 6.3.1 (c) of the City's Shareholder Direction to Toronto Community Housing Corporation, the revitalization of Toronto Community Housing Corporation's Alexandra Park including Atkinson Housing Co-operative, as requested in the communication from Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer dated March 28, 2012;

 

b.         Approve, pursuant to Section 6.3.1 (b) of the City's Shareholder Direction to Toronto Community Housing Corporation, the sale or lease of land as set out in the communication from Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer dated March 28, 2012:

 

c.         Approve, pursuant to Section 6.3.1 (c) of the City's Shareholder Direction to Toronto Community Housing Corporation, any temporary reduction in the number of RGI units during the revitalization of Alexandra Park;

 

on condition that:

 

d.         Consistent with the service level standards, a minimum of 806 units of rent-geared-to-income (RGI) housing is to be made available in Alexandra Park upon completion of the revitalization project;

 

e.         The first priority of any net proceeds from the sale or lease of lands in Alexandra Park be applied to the revitalization of Alexandra Park either through the construction of additional housing or the provision of related infrastructure; and

 

f.          Toronto Community Housing Corporation report annually, through Toronto Community Housing Corporation's Annual Report to Council, on the status of the revitalization of Alexandra Park and on any tenant and community impacts resulting from the revitalization:

 

2.         City Council, in its capacity as Service Manager under the Housing Services Act, 2011 authorise the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to grant any necessary Service Manager consents pursuant to the Housing Services Act, 2011 to:

 

a.         The revitalization of Alexandra Park and lands leased to Atkinson Housing Co-operative;

 

b.         All mortgages to be granted by Toronto Community Housing Corporation for the purposes of financing the revitalization of Alexandra Park and the lands leased to Atkinson Housing  Co-operative, including future amendments and extensions thereof,  in a form approved by the Minister, and to cause such consents to be registered by the City Solicitor under the Registry Act or the Land Titles Act; and

 

c.          All  future mortgages  and developments by third parties of all real property disposed of by Toronto Community Housing Corporation for the purposes of financing the revitalization of Alexandra Park and the lands leased to Atkinson Housing  Co-operative and not used for social or public  housing, in a form approved by the Minister, and to cause such consents to be registered by the City Solicitor under the Registry Act or the Land Titles Act;

 

subject to:

 

d.         Toronto Community Housing Corporation and/or the prospective purchasers and lessees of land in Alexandra Park 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 (MMAH) and/or Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation if necessary; and

 

f.          Toronto Community Housing Corporation providing a Tenant Relocation and Assistance Implementation Plan, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, that describes Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s obligations regarding tenant relocation of Alexandra Park tenants including the Atkinson Housing Co-operative members for all phases of the revitalization and to provide updates to the Plan as appropriate, pursuant to the requirements set out in Agreements under Section 37 of the Planning Act and Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act.

 

3.         City Council, in its capacity as Service Manager under the Housing Services Act, 2011 authorise the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to request the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to grant any necessary Ministerial consents  pursuant to the Housing Services Act, 2011 to:

 

a.         all transfers, leases and other dispositions of real property by Toronto Community Housing Corporation for the purposes of the revitalization of Alexandra Park and the lands leased to Atkinson Housing Co-operative;

 

b.         all future transfers, leases and other dispositions by third parties of all real property disposed of by Toronto Community Housing Corporation for the purposes of the revitalization of Alexandra Park and the lands leased to Atkinson Housing Co-operative and not used for social or public housing; and

 

c.         to cause such consents to be registered by the City Solicitor under the Registry Act or the Land Titles Act.

 

4.         City Council request Toronto Community Housing Corporation to develop a Social Development Plan in collaboration with local stakeholders and City Divisions including Social Development Finance and Administration and Toronto Employment and Social Services.

Origin
(June 12, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

The Alexandra Park Revitalization Plan includes the replacement and refurbishing of 806 Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) units. The Plan proposes to demolish and replace 333 rent-geared-to-income (RGI) townhouse and apartment units, refurbish and retain 473 RGI apartment units and add 1,540 market units.  The Plan will also introduce retail uses on the ground floor at appropriate locations, extend the public street network, and add two new public parks.

 

This report recommends the necessary City Council approvals as the sole shareholder of TCHC and as the Social Housing Service Manager. This report also requests TCHC to complete a Social Development Plan with local stakeholders and appropriate City Divisions as part of the Revitalization Plan.

 

A separate report on the Official Plan Amendment is to be considered at the June 13, 2012, Toronto and East York Community Council.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 12, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on the Alexandra Park Revitalization - Corporate Actions and Social Development Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48359.pdf)

(March 28, 2012) Letter from Toronto Community Housing Corporation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48571.pdf)


CD14.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

Shaping our Community Together: A Social Development and Employment Service Plan for Lawrence-Allen
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council endorse in principle the two plans titled: "Shaping our Community Together: Our Social Development and Action Plan for Lawrence Heights", and "Developing Opportunities: An Employment Service Plan for the Revitalization of Lawrence-Allen."

 

2.         City Council direct the Executive Director of Social Development, Finance and Administration to collaborate with Toronto Community Housing, the Lawrence Heights Inter-Organization Network (LHION), community partners and other City Divisions, to identify the appropriate mechanism(s) to implement the vision of "Shaping our Community Together: Our Social Development and Action Plan for Lawrence Heights."

 

3.         City Council direct the General Manager of Toronto Employment and Social Services to continue to oversee and implement "Developing Opportunities: An Employment Service Plan for the Revitalization of Lawrence-Allen."

 

4.         City Council forward "Developing Opportunities: An Employment Service Plan for the Revitalization of Lawrence-Allen" to the Economic Development Committee for information.

Origin
(June 12, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

In July 2010, City Council directed the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to develop a Social Development Plan in collaboration with several stakeholders and City Divisions, including Toronto Employment and Social Services (TESS), and its agency, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCH). Council also directed the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services, as part of the Social Development Plan, to develop an Employment Service Framework to support local employment opportunities for residents as part of the revitalization effort.

 

This report highlights the resident process that created the Social Development Plan (SDP) and Employment Service Plan, and seeks Council's endorsement of the Lawrence-Allen SDP and the Employment Service Plan. The recommendations also direct the Executive Director of Social Development, Finance and Administration to continue supporting the SDP, along with TCH, several City divisions and community partners; for the General Manager of Toronto Employment and Social Services to oversee the planning, management and delivery of the Employment Service Plan; and to forward the Employment Service Plan to the Economic Development Committee for information.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 12, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Shaping our Community Together: A Social Development and Employment Service Plan for Lawrence-Allen
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48378.pdf)

(June 12, 2012) Appendix A: Shaping our Community Together: Our Social Development and Action Plan for Lawrence Heights
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48446.pdf)

(June 12, 2012) Appendix B: Developing Opportunities: An Employment Service Plan for the Revitalization of Lawrence-Allen
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48447.pdf)

Speakers

Matthew Henderson
Paul Letherby
Safiya Kulmiye
Shaniqua Taylor, North York Community House
Teisha Mullings, North York Community House
Andrew Cox
Shaon Saeed
Trudy-Ann Powell
Councillor Shelley Carroll


CD14.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 27, 31, 35, 36, 37, 38, 43 

Service Development Investment Program (SDIP) 2012 Allocation Recommendations
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2012 Service Development Investment Program allocations totalling $407,840.00 to 11 organizations as described in Appendices A and B of the report (June 7, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

Origin
(June 7, 2012) Report from Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

This report recommends that $407,840.00 be allocated to 11 organizations for capacity development activities within neighbourhood improvement areas.

 

The Service Development Investment Program (SDIP) provides multi-year project funding to support coalitions and not-for-profit organizations develop a community’s capacity to understand local issues and build effective responses and partnerships. SDIP is a unique funding program, offering opportunities for non-traditional groups and organizations that may be high risk due to lack of a track record. The particular focus is on developing capacity within neighbourhood improvement areas for initiating local responses, and for projects that support service stabilization for priority neighbourhoods.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 7, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on the Service Development Investment Program (SDIP) 2012 Allocation Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48381.pdf)


CD14.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Community Safety Investment Program - 2012 Allocation Recommendations
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2012 Community Safety Investment Program (Community Safety) allocations totalling $665,600.00 to 17 organizations as recommended in Appendices A and B of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

2.         City Council allocate the Community Safety Investment Program Appeal fund of $31,200.00 to 2 organizations as outlined in Appendices 1(b) and 2(b) of the report (June 21, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

Origin
(June 11, 2012) Letter from the Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee
Summary

This report recommends allocations for funding under the 2012 Community Safety Investment Program. Of the 59 applications received 17 are recommended for funding of $665,600.00. An amount of $31,200.00 has been held for appeals.

 

The mission of the Community Safety Investment program is to create safe communities for people in Toronto. The Community Safety Investment program makes resources available to organizations that are in a unique position to reach vulnerable communities with information, prevention activities and situation-specific responses that help create safer places for everyone.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 11, 2012) Decision Letter from the Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48397.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Report and Appendix A from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on the Community Safety Investment Program - 2012 Allocation Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48522.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Appendix B: Community Safety Investment Program - Detailed Project Summaries
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48518.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Shelley Carroll


12a 2012 Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Recommendations
Origin
(June 21, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

This report recommends allocations of the appeals funds for the following CPIP funding programs:

 

a.         Community Recreation Investment Program

b.         Community Safety Investment Program

c.         Community Festivals and Special Events Program

d.         Access Equity and Human Rights Investment Program

e.         Community Service Partnerships Program

 

Based on the information provided by 44 organizations to the CPIP Appeals Committee meeting of June 11, 2012 through verbal and/or written deputations, and a review of the original information provided during the application process, 14 organizations are recommended for allocations as described in Appendices 1(a) through (d) and 2(a) through (e) of this report.

 

As directed by the Community Partnership and Appeals Committee, this report also identifies the funding required to fund the eligible proposals that appealed their recommendations.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 21, 2012) Report and Appendix 1(a-d) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on 2012 CPIP Appeals Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48725.pdf)

Appendix 2(a) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Recreation Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48726.pdf)

Appendix 2(b) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Safety Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48727.pdf)

Appendix 2(c) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Festivals and Special Event Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48728.pdf)

Appendix 2(d) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Access Equity and Human Rights Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48729.pdf)

Appendix 2(e) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Service Partnerships
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48730.pdf)


CD14.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Community Recreation Investment Program (CR) - 2012 Allocation Recommendations
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2012 Community Recreation Investment Program allocations totalling $471,085.00 to 22 organizations as recommended in Appendices A and B of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

2.         City Council allocate the Community Recreation Program Appeal fund of $28,915.00 to 3 organizations as outlined in Appendices 1(a) and 2 (a) of the report (June 21, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

Origin
(June 11, 2012) Letter from the Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee
Summary

This report recommends allocations for funding under the 2012 Community Recreation Investment Program. Of the 69 applications received 22 are recommended for funding of $471,085.00. An amount of $28,915.00 has been held for appeals.

 

Community Recreation provides short-term funding to projects that contribute in a meaningful way to the City's goal to improve access for all Torontonians to recreation services that support social and physical development. By working through community based organizations, the City is able to improve access for those with the greatest need, including ethno-cultural communities and equity seeking groups, than it would be able to offer on its own.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 13, 2012) Decision Letter from the Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee on the Community Recreation Investment Program (CR) - 2012 Allocation Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48402.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Report and Appendix A from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on the Community Recreation Investment Program (CR) - 2012 Allocation Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48523.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Appendix B: Community Recreation Investment Program - Detailed Project Summaries
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48519.pdf)


13a 2012 Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Recommendations
Origin
(June 21, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

This report recommends allocations of the appeals funds for the following CPIP funding programs:

 

a.         Community Recreation Investment Program

b.         Community Safety Investment Program

c.         Community Festivals and Special Events Program

d.         Access Equity and Human Rights Investment Program

e.         Community Service Partnerships Program

 

Based on the information provided by 44 organizations to the CPIP Appeals Committee meeting of June 11, 2012 through verbal and/or written deputations, and a review of the original information provided during the application process, 14 organizations are recommended for allocations as described in Appendices 1(a) through (d) and 2(a) through (e) of this report.

 

As directed by the Community Partnership and Appeals Committee, this report also identifies the funding required to fund the eligible proposals that appealed their recommendations.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 21, 2012) Report and Appendix 1(a-d) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on 2012 CPIP Appeals Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48737.pdf)

Appendix 2(a) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Recreation Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48738.pdf)

Appendix 2(b) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Safety Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48739.pdf)

Appendix 2(c) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Festivals and Special Event Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48740.pdf)

Appendix 2(d) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Access Equity and Human Rights Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48741.pdf)

Appendix 2(e) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Service Partnerships
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48742.pdf)


CD14.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program (AEHR) - 2012 Allocation Recommendations
The Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (CD14.14c for information)
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2012 Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program (AEHR) allocations totalling $784,300.00 to 23 organizations as recommended in Appendices A and B of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

2.         City Council allocate the Access Equity and Human Rights Program appeal fund of $20,770.00 to 1 organization as outlined in Appendices 1(d) and 2(d) of the report (June 21, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

3.         City Council request that the Director, Community Resources and the Director, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights establish a Working Group on City Funding Support for Toronto's Community-Based Anti-Discrimination Infrastructure using the Terms of Reference provided in Appendix A of the report (June 25, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to review the key issues identified in the appeals to the 2012 Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.         Requested the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report directly to Council with the list of projects that would be recommended for funding if adequate funding was available.

 

2.         Requested the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to include in his Access and Equity report on examination of new models of support for emergency community organizations.

Origin
(June 11, 2012) Letter from the Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee
Summary

This report recommends allocations for funding under the 2012 Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program (AEHR). Of the 86 applications received, 23 are recommended for funding of $783,400.00. An amount of $20,770.00 has been held for appeals.

 

The Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program investment funding program helps the City of Toronto achieve its social, economic and cultural goals by working to achieve a positive race relations and human rights climate in Toronto and promoting community participation by equity-seeking groups. Equity-seeking groups are those facing individual and systemic discrimination and disadvantage because of shared characteristics such as immigration status, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability.

 

The funding provided through the AEHR program supports the capacity of community organizations and residents to act on human rights, accessibility, equity, discrimination and hate crime concerns in their neighbourhoods and communities. By providing funding to community organizations, the City is able to promote access, equity and respect for human rights in more ways than it would be able to accomplish on its own.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 13, 2012) Decision Letter from Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee on Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program (AEHR) - 2012 Allocation Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48408.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Report and Appendix A from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on the Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program (AEHR) - 2012 Allocation Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48524.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Appendix B: Access, Equity and Human Rights - Detailed Project Summaries
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48520.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(July 6, 2012) Supplementary report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on CPIP 2012 Appeals Assessed Need Information (CD14.14c)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-49033.pdf)


14a 2012 Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Recommendations
Origin
(June 21, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

This report recommends allocations of the appeals funds for the following CPIP funding programs:

 

a.         Community Recreation Investment Program

b.         Community Safety Investment Program

c.         Community Festivals and Special Events Program

d.         Access Equity and Human Rights Investment Program

e.         Community Service Partnerships Program

 

Based on the information provided by 44 organizations to the CPIP Appeals Committee meeting of June 11, 2012 through verbal and/or written deputations, and a review of the original information provided during the application process, 14 organizations are recommended for allocations as described in Appendices 1(a) through (d) and 2(a) through (e) of this report.

 

As directed by the Community Partnership and Appeals Committee, this report also identifies the funding required to fund the eligible proposals that appealed their recommendations.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 21, 2012) Report and Appendix 1(a-d) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on 2012 CPIP Appeals Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48719.pdf)

Appendix 2(a) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Recreation Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48720.pdf)

Appendix 2(b) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Safety Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48721.pdf)

Appendix 2(c) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Festivals and Special Event Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48722.pdf)

Appendix 2(d) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Access Equity and Human Rights Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48723.pdf)

Appendix 2(e) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Service Partnerships
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48724.pdf)


14b Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Funding Program Appeals Issues
Origin
(June 25, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

On June 11, 2012, the Community Partnership and Invest Program Appeals Committee met to hear appeals from applicants to six of the City's community funding programs.  In appealing their recommendations under the Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program (AEHR), a number of deputants raised concerns regarding changes they believed had occurred in the program's mandate, organizational eligibility criteria, and funding model; they also reported to the Committee that these changes had not been clearly communicated to them in advance of the application process.

 

In response to these concerns, the Appeals Committee directed the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee's June 26, 2012 meeting on the issues raised by the deputants with respect to changes in the AEHR program.

 

This report responds to the Appeals Committee's direction of June 11, 2012, and provides an analysis of the concerns raised by deputants regarding the 2012 AEHR's mandate, organizational eligibility criteria and funding model.  The report recommends a working group be established to:

 

1.         Review the support provided to Toronto's community-based sector by the City's community funding programs to identify:

 

a.         How the impact of this funding on the community-based anti-discrimination infrastructure can be enhanced;

b.         How the Toronto Grants Policy's Anti-Racism, Access and Equity Policy and Guidelines can be enhanced to strengthen the community-based anti-discrimination infrastructure;

c.         How the impact of the City's community funding and Anti-Racism, Access and Equity Policy and Guidelines on the community-based anti-discrimination infrastructure can be demonstrated and measured; and

 

2.         Review whether an ongoing working group would enhance the City's efforts to build an equity and anti-discrimination approach into all of its activities.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 25, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Funding Program Appeals Issues
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48784.pdf)


CD14.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Community Festivals and Special Events Investment Program - 2012 Allocation Recommendations
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2012 Community Festivals and Special Events Investment Program allocation recommendations totalling $97,800.00 to 11 organizations as described in Appendices A and B of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

2.         City Council allocate the Community Festivals and Special Events Program Appeal fund of $5,500.00 to 2 organizations as outlined in Appendices 1(c) and 2(c) of the report (June 21, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.         Requested the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in the fall before the next cycle of grants go out, on a change in policy to permit groups organizing festivals to apply for funding and not be subject to term limits on their funding.

Origin
(June 11, 2012) Letter from the Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee
Summary

This report recommends allocations for funding under the 2012 Community Festivals and Special Events Investment Program (CFSE). Of the 68 applications received 11 are recommended for funding of $97,800.00. An amount of $5,500.00 has been held for appeals.

 

The CFSE program provides developmental or seed funding to festivals and special events for local residents to participate in the community and connect with other residents. Funded events help build social cohesion and inclusion across communities, as well as contribute to a community's safety and economic vitality.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 11, 2012) Decision Letter from the Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee on Community Festivals and Special Events Investment Program - 2012 Allocation Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48411.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Report and Appendix A from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on the Community Festivals and Special Events Investment Program - 2012 Allocation Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48525.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Appendix B: Community Festivals and Special Events Investment Program - Detailed Project Summaries
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48521.pdf)


15a 2012 Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Recommendations
Origin
(June 21, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

This report recommends allocations of the appeals funds for the following CPIP funding programs:

 

a.         Community Recreation Investment Program

b.         Community Safety Investment Program

c.         Community Festivals and Special Events Program

d.         Access Equity and Human Rights Investment Program

e.         Community Service Partnerships Program

 

Based on the information provided by 44 organizations to the CPIP Appeals Committee meeting of June 11, 2012 through verbal and/or written deputations, and a review of the original information provided during the application process, 14 organizations are recommended for allocations as described in Appendices 1(a) through (d) and 2(a) through (e) of this report.

 

As directed by the Community Partnership and Appeals Committee, this report also identifies the funding required to fund the eligible proposals that appealed their recommendations.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 21, 2012) Report and Appendix 1(a-d) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on 2012 CPIP Appeals Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48713.pdf)

Appendix 2(a) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Recreation Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48714.pdf)

Appendix 2(b) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Safety Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48715.pdf)

Appendix 2(c) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Festivals and Special Event Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48716.pdf)

Appendix 2(d) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Access Equity and Human Rights Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48717.pdf)

Appendix 2(e) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Service Partnerships
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48718.pdf)


CD14.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Community Service Partnerships Program - 2012 Allocation Recommendations
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2012 Community Service Partnerships allocation recommendations totalling $13,462,054.00 for the 214 organizations that requested funding as described in Appendix A of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

2.         City Council allocate the Community Service Partnerships Program Appeal fund of $30,175.00 to 6 organizations as outlined in Appendices 1(d), and 2(e) of the report (June 21, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

3.         City Council direct that an amount of $8,000.00 be held from the CSP 2012 Approved Operating Budget to administer claims by eligible seniors through the snow shovelling program.

 

4.         City Council delegate authority to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to re-allocate 2012 CSP funds that are not used during the funding year by approved organizations to another CSP approved organization.

 

5.         City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report on any re-allocation of 2012 CSP funds to City Council in the 2013 CSP allocation recommendations report.

 

6.         City Council approve the allocation recommendations totalling $124,471.00 for children's summer camp program and family resource program activities to 11 organizations as described in Appendix D of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

7.         City Council grant authority to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to enter into discussions with the General Manager of Children's Services so that funding for summer camp programming for the organizations listed in Appendix D of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, can be transferred from SDFA to Children's Services as a base change in 2013.

 

8.         City Council approve the service agreement with Findhelp Information Services as described in Appendix E of this report (May 29, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, for the three year period 2012-2014.

 

9.         City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to enter into a three year agreement with Findhelp Information Services in accordance with the terms and conditions outlined in Appendix E of the report (May 29, 2012) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and any other terms and conditions and format acceptable to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(June 11, 2012) Letter from the Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee
Summary

This report provides recommendations for Partnership grants administered by Social Development, Finance and Administration: Community Service Partnerships program grants (CSP) and the line item grant for Findhelp Information Services.

 

The CSP provides ongoing support to programs run by community based organizations that advance Council's strategic goals and priorities by working to improve social outcomes for vulnerable, marginalized and high-risk communities.  For 2012, 214 eligible organizations requested a total of $14,696,501.00 to support the operation of community programs. These requests include a total of $1,577,846.00 for new or increased support from 89 organizations for 144 programs.

 

This report recommends the allocation of $13,462,054.00 to 214 organizations that requested support.  Of these recommended funds, $360,749.00 will be used to support new or enhanced programming in 49 programs, and the remainder will be used to maintain existing programs at 2011 operating levels.

 

An additional $124,471.00 is recommended for allocation to children's summer camp programs, and $8,000.00 of the approved funding has been held to administer claims by eligible seniors through the consolidated snow shovelling program. A total of $30,175.00 of the approved funding of the CSP 2012 Operating Budget has been held for appeals of the recommendations for new and increased funding.

 

Findhelp Information Services supports a strong community sector with quality information and referral services through 24/7 information lines and internet based data. This report recommends the terms and conditions for the service agreement governing the grant provided to the organization through the City's annual budget process.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 11, 2012) Decision Letter from the Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee on Community Service Partnerships Program - 2012 Allocation Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48421.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Report and Appendices A to E from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on the Community Service Partnerships Program - 2012 Allocation Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48526.pdf)

(May 29, 2012) Appendix F - 2012 Community Service Partnerships Program - Detailed Summary Sheets
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48527.pdf)


16a 2012 Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Recommendations
Origin
(June 21, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

This report recommends allocations of the appeals funds for the following CPIP funding programs:

 

a.         Community Recreation Investment Program

b.         Community Safety Investment Program

c.         Community Festivals and Special Events Program

d.         Access Equity and Human Rights Investment Program

e.         Community Service Partnerships Program

 

Based on the information provided by 44 organizations to the CPIP Appeals Committee meeting of June 11, 2012 through verbal and/or written deputations, and a review of the original information provided during the application process, 14 organizations are recommended for allocations as described in Appendices 1(a) through (d) and 2(a) through (e) of this report.

 

As directed by the Community Partnership and Appeals Committee, this report also identifies the funding required to fund the eligible proposals that appealed their recommendations.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 21, 2012) Report and Appendix 1(a-d) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on 2012 CPIP Appeals Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48731.pdf)

Appendix 2(a) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Recreation Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48732.pdf)

Appendix 2(b) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Safety Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48733.pdf)

Appendix 2(c) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Festivals and Special Event Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48734.pdf)

Appendix 2(d) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Access Equity and Human Rights Investment Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48735.pdf)

Appendix 2(e) - Appeal Summary Sheets, Community Service Partnerships
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-48736.pdf)


Economic Development Committee - Meeting 15
ED15.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review of the Imagination, Manufacturing, Innovation, Technology (IMIT) Financial Incentive Program
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct staff to report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee in the Fall of 2012 with recommended amendments to the existing Imagination, Manufacturing, Innovation and Technology (IMIT) Community Improvement Plans (CIPs) that address at least the following:

 

a.         renewing the IMIT financial incentive program;

 

b.         removing the expiry date from the CIPs;

 

c.         setting for the next program review to be four years after the CIP amendments come into full force and effect and every four years thereafter, with such review including a recommendation as to whether the IMIT financial incentive program should continue;

 

d.         increasing the incentive level for eligible applicants constructing new buildings or substantially renovating existing buildings in Employment Districts and other designated Employment Areas as shown on Maps 2 and 13 – 23 of the City of Toronto Official Plan and other Areas as may be amended from time to time, by

 

i.          increasing the development grant (TIEG) to 70% of the cumulative municipal tax increment over a ten year period; or

 

ii.          increasing the total amount of assistance to 77% of the municipal tax increment over a maximum 12 year period when development grants are provided in conjunction with Brownfield Remediation Tax Assistance (BRTA);

 

e.         introducing new eligibility criteria requiring the development undertaken by the applicant to increase the amount of gross floor area for eligible uses by a minimum of 500 m2;

 

f.          requiring applications with over $150 million in construction value to receive council approval;

 

g.         prohibiting industrial/commercial condominiums from eligibility;

 

h.         removing the requirement that the property must have been developed previously for an urban use;

 

i.          amending the eligibility for offices as follows:

 

i.          add new eligibility for any office projects with a minimum gross floor area of 5,000 m2 located within 800 metres of a subway or LRT station, except within the Financial District (approximately the area shown on Map 6 of the Official Plan);

 

ii.         remove the eligibility for 'Major Office' in the Centres;

 

iii.        remove the eligibility for Corporate Headquarters within Downtown, except for the Financial District (approximately the area shown on Map 6 of the Official Plan);

 

iv.        adding Financial Services as an eligible sector for Corporate Offices except for the Financial District (approximately the area shown on Map 6 of the Official Plan);

 

j.          extending Film Studio eligibility throughout the City;

 

k.         adding Call Centres as an eligible use within the Information Services and Data Processing sector; and

 

l.          any other amendments, which, in the opinion of staff will make the IMIT financial incentive program more successful.

 

2.         City Council direct staff to provide notice of the statutory public meeting in accordance with the Planning Act and to take all other necessary actions in order to bring these amendments forward.

 

3.         City Council direct staff to report back on the introduction of a fee for IMIT applications.

Origin
(June 12, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

This report presents the results of a review of the Imagination, Manufacturing, Innovation and Technology (IMIT) incentive program, as required by the original Community Improvement Plans(CIPs) approved by City Council in 2008.   The review was conducted by Economic Development and Culture (ED&C) using an external review panel of stakeholders, and an internal working staff group.  As a result, some minor changes to the program are recommended.

 

During the term of the IMIT program, about $800 million in new construction investment, over 3.8 million square feet of new or renovated commercial/industrial space and nearly 13,000 new and retained jobs were realized or will be realized from the applications approved to date.  The City is set to realize substantial returns from the increase in tax revenues, new and retained employment and public benefits as a direct result of the development that has taken place during the period of this program.

 

This report recommends that the IMIT program continue, along with improvements that would simplify the eligibility criteria and make the program more efficient. The most important changes are to provide grants for all office projects over 5,000 square metres within 800 meters of a subway or LRT station, and to increase the incentives to for projects in the City's employment lands. 

Background Information (Committee)
(June 12, 2012) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Review of the Imagination, Manufacturing, Innovation, Technology (IMIT) Financial Incentive Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-48332.pdf)


ED15.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Proposed Energy and Water Efficiency Initiative for the Residential Sector
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Corporate Officer, the Director of the Toronto Environment Office, the Director of the Tower Renewal Office, the City Solicitor, the Chief Building Official, the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture and the Director of Corporate Finance to prepare for the Executive Committee meeting in October, 2012 a report outlining a proposal for a pilot energy and (potentially) water efficiency program for residential property owners to be delivered in at least four distinct residential neighbourhoods (one per Community Council district) that:

 

a.         identifies the energy efficiency retrofit measures that will achieve optimal economic and environmental impact and therefore will be the key energy efficiency retrofit measures that will qualify under this program;

 

b.         uses the features of the Province’s and the City's new Local Improvement Charge regulations (assuming it is adopted by cabinet in substantially the same form as has been publicly posted for comment) to provide self-sustaining, low cost financing that links repayment to the property being improved;

 

c.         establishes a financing repayment approach that is guided by the principle of allowing residents to repay the amount utilizing annual financial savings achieved through the energy and water efficiency retrofits;

 

d.         makes it simple and easy for property owners to participate in this program;

 

e.         generates local employment opportunities and potentially creates job training and development opportunities for select at risk populations;

 

f.          seeks to source, wherever permitted and feasible, locally produced products, goods and services;

 

g.         seeks to pre-qualify energy evaluators and contractors.

 

h.         engages and collaborates with key external parties, in particular Toronto Hydro, Enbridge Gas, and the Ontario Power Authority;

 

i.          provides a business case and full cost assessment of the financial, economic, environmental and social costs and benefits of the proposed program;

 

j.          critically evaluates the efficacy of Local Improvement Charges for Energy retrofits, including their impact on municipal finance and program uptake; and

 

k.         include in the report what programs other cities have found successful in achieving residential retrofits.

Origin
(June 6, 2012) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina
Summary

On May 16, 2012 the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) publicly posted a proposal to amend the Local Improvement Charges regulations under the Municipal Act, 2001 (O.Reg. 586/06) and the City of Toronto Act, 2006 (O.Reg. 596/06) (the proposal can be viewed at:

http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=6982&language=en).

 

These proposed changes have been made in response to requests made by municipal governments, NGOs, unions and business leaders over the past few years. Once these regulatory changes take effect, municipal governments will be able to offer property owners a cost-effective means of financing energy and water efficiency retrofits to their property through a self-sustaining debt program.

 

I believe a well designed initiative that supports residents in implementing energy and water efficiency measures will:

 

-           Create opportunities for additional economic activity within the City by generating new employment opportunities;

 

-           Help Toronto residents save money on their utility bills that can be invested here in Toronto;

 

-           Reduce capital costs for the utility companies as they continue to grow and maintain their infrastructure to meet growing demands associated with an ever-expanding Toronto;

 

-           Reduce local sources of air pollution to improve local air quality and, in turn, help address health issues such as asthma;

 

-           Reduce local greenhouse gas emissions; and

 

-           Help achieve Council's stated emission reduction and energy conservation targets from the Climate Change Action Plan and the Sustainable Energy Strategy.

 

-           Provide a program at, or near, zero net cost to city.

 

I know this, because such results already are occurring in municipalities across Canada, the United States and Europe and have been identified as possible here in Toronto. For example, the City's Home Energy Assistance Toronto program that concluded in April 2011 assisted 21,500 homeowners in making their property more energy efficient and by doing so created an estimated 175 person years of employment and resulted in an estimated reduction of 5,700 tonnes of greenhouse gases. Research prepared as part of the Tower Renewal initiative has documented that retrofitting the targeted 1,000 high rise buildings can generate in the order of 30,000 person years of employment while helping renew communities, reduce energy consumption and emissions.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 6, 2012) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina on Proposed Energy and Water Efficiency Initiative for the Residential Sector
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-48429.pdf)


ED15.9

ACTION 

 

 

 

Polling for the Establishment of The Queensway Business Improvement Area (BIA) in Ward 5, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
The General Manager, Economic Development and Culture has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (ED15.9a with recommendations)
Bill 1028 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee submits this matter to City Council without recommendation.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Economic Development Committee requested the General Manager of Economic Development and the City Clerk to report directly to City Council on July 11, 2012, on the results of the poll for the Queensway Business Improvement Area, and if the poll results are positive, to bring forward the implementing by-law at the same time.

 

Origin
(June 18, 2012) Letter from Councillor Peter Milczyn
Summary

On March 5, 2012 City Council approved the City Clerk to conduct a formal poll of property owners and commercial business owners on The Queensway between Kipling Avenue and Royal York Road for the establishment of The Queensway Business Improvement Area.  The last date to submit ballots to the City Clerk's Department is June 15, 2012.  This leaves insufficient time to report on the results of the Poll through Economic Development Committee prior to the summer Council break.

 

The current Polling is proceeding and there appears to be strong support to form a Business Improvement Area (BIA) at this time.  If the results of the Poll are positive the BIA Steering Committee would like Council to formally pass the By-law at the earliest opportunity so that they may begin to plan for their first Annual General Meeting in the fall, develop a budget and business plan for submission to the City's budget process for 2013, and to hold a celebratory/inaugural community event in September 2012.

 

If the current Council cycle were to be missed this matter would not come to Council until October and the momentum that this group has been developing will be somewhat dissipated over the summer months.

 

Local merchants have been attempting to form a Business Improvement Area (BIA) along The Queensway since the 1980's.  Further attempts were made in 1995, 1999, 2002, and 2007.  None of the previous attempts received enough local support to proceed to formal polling.  In 2011 a group of local businesspeople and property owners began to work towards the goal of implementing a BIA.  The street is undergoing a major revitalization with new residential and commercial developments, and Section 37 community benefits being reinvested in the community.  A dynamic group of local businesspeople wish to capitalize on these opportunities to market, promote, and brand the district to increase business activity.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 18, 2012) Letter from Councillor Peter Milczyn on Polling for the Establishment of The Queensway Business Improvement Area (BIA) in Ward 5, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-48705.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(June 20, 2012) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on the Queensway Business Improvement Area (BIA) Poll Results (ED15.9a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-48911.pdf)


ED15.12

ACTION 

 

 

 

Formation of a Leslieville Business Improvement Area
The General Manager, Economic Development and Culture has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (ED15.12a with recommendations)
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         Subject to favourable vote in support of the creation of the Leslieville Business Improvement Area at the formal consultation meeting on June 25, 2012, City Council direct the City Clerk to conduct the formal notice and polling for the creation of the Business Improvement Area pursuant to Chapter 19-5 of the Municipal Code.

Origin
(June 20, 2012) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher
Summary

Commercial Property owners and tenants in the Leslieville area have been working over the past year on establishing a Business Improvement Area. Several community information sessions have been held and a formal consultation meeting will be held on June 25th.

 

Pending a positive vote in favour a Business Improvement Area on June 25th, Chapter 19-5 of the Municipal Code then requires the Clerk to conduct a formal notice and poll for the creation of a Business Improvement Area.

 

Ideally, the poll should be conducted in August and September so that the BIA could be established in the fall of 2012 allowing the new Business Improvement Area to elect a Board of Management and approve a budget so they are operational in 2012.

 

In order to meet this timeline, Council would need to authorize the City Clerk to conduct the poll at its meeting of July 11 and 12, 2012. Unfortunately, staff will know whether there is sufficient interest in the community to move forward to the polling process after the formal consultation meeting on June 25th.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 20, 2012) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher on Formation of a Leslieville BIA
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-48671.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(June 26, 2012) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Intention to Designate Leslieville Business Improvement Area (BIA) (ED15.12a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-48912.pdf)


ED15.13

ACTION 

 

 

 

Request to Include in the Development of the City's Economic Growth Plan
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         In light of the report "Economic Growth Plan, 2012-2104", and in anticipation of a final report that will be forthcoming, City Council direct the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture to include in the development of the City’s Economic Growth plan;

 

a.         an analysis of the impact of traffic congestion on the City’s economy;

 

b.         a review of the City’s transportation hubs and ports and their importance to Toronto’s economy;

 

c.         the need for a goods movement strategy for the City;

 

d.         the importance of a comprehensive transit plan and transportation funding strategies for the City; and

 

e.         a review of employment hub development and employee mobility issues in the City of Toronto.

Origin
(June 20, 2012) Letter from Councillor Josh Colle
Summary

Any strategic plan to grow the City's economy must include recognition and address of the problem of traffic congestion which costs the City $3.3 billion per year. The GTA has one of the longest commute times in North America which directly impacts our local economy and ability to remain competitive in a global context.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 20, 2012) Letter from Councillor Josh Colle on Request to include in the Development of the City's Economic Growth Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-48675.pdf)


Government Management Committee - Meeting 15
GM15.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Cancellation, Reduction or Refund of Property Taxes - June 27, 2012 Hearing
Council will consider this Item after the Executive Committee Items.
Public Notice Given
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 provided in the Detailed Hearing Report marked as Appendix A attached to the report (June 4, 2012) from the Treasurer, excluding the following applications:

 

             Appeal Number          Ward Number                        Property Address

 

             201100431                 22                               172 Forest Hill Road

           

             201100128                 25                               144 Buckingham 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 $206,592.40 including reductions in Business Improvement Area charges, as identified in Appendix B to the report (June 4, 2012) from the Treasurer.

Origin
(June 4, 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)
(June 4, 2012) Report from the Treasurer on Cancellation, Reduction or Refund of Property Taxes - June 27, 2012 Hearing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48100.pdf)

(June 4, 2012) Appendix A - Council Detail Hearing Report - Section 323 of COTA, Hearing 2012H3
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48101.pdf)

(June 4, 2012) Appendix B - Council Detail Hearing Report - Section 325 of COTA, Hearing 2012H3
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48102.pdf)


GM15.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Apportionment of Property Taxes - June 27, 2012 Hearing
Public Notice Given
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 in the report (June 4, 2012) from the Treasurer, under the columns entitled “Apportioned Tax” and “Apportioned Phase In/Capping”.

Origin
(June 4, 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 48 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).  

 

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)
(June 4, 2012) Report from the Treasurer on Apportionment of Property Taxes - June 27, 2012 Hearing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48103.pdf)

(June 4, 2012) Appendix A - Apportionment Report - Taxpayer Initiated Tax Apportionments (May 10, 2012)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48104.pdf)

(June 4, 2012) Appendix B - Apportionment Report - Treasurer Initiated Tax Apportionments (May 15, 2012)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48105.pdf)


GM15.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Approval to Initiate and Participate in Assessment Appeals
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Treasurer or designate to proceed with the assessment appeals identified in Table 1 of Appendix A to the report (June 7, 2012) from the Treasurer.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Treasurer or designate to file appeals with the federal Dispute Advisory Panel for the properties identified in Table 2 of Appendix A to the report (June 7, 2012) from the Treasuruer.

 

3.         City Council authorize the Treasurer or designate to participate in the assessment appeals initiated by property owners, as identified in Appendix B to the report (June 7, 2012) from the Treasurer, and approve the actions taken to date by Revenue and Legal Services staff in respect to these appeals.

 

4.         City Council authorize the Director of Revenue Services and/or designate, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to take all steps appropriate to deal with all of the appeals identified in this report, including authority to withdraw appeals filed by the City or end its participation or to execute Minutes of Settlement or other settlement agreements.

 

5.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor, based on consultation and instructions from the Director of Revenue Services and/or his designate, to take all steps appropriate to deal with all of the appeals identified in this report including authority to withdraw appeals filed by the City or to end its participation or to execute Minutes of Settlement or other settlement agreements.

Origin
(June 7, 2012) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

This report identifies those properties where, as a result of staff review and analysis, the Director of Revenue Services has initiated assessment appeals at the Assessment Review Board (ARB) and is now seeking authorization to proceed with those appeals.  The appeals are intended to correct property assessments that have been incorrectly classified, under-valued, or wrongly returned on the 2012 assessment roll.  Staff are also requesting authorization to actively participate in appeals initiated by property owners in order to protect the City’s interests.   

 

Additionally, this report seeks authority to file appeals for certain federally owned properties with the Federal Dispute Advisory Panel.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 7, 2012) Report from the Treasurer on Approval to Initiate and Participate in Assessment Appeals
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48249.pdf)

(June 7, 2012) Appendix A - Appeals Initiated by the Treasurer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48250.pdf)

(June 7, 2012) Appendix B - Appeals Initiated by Property Owners in which the City will fully participate
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48251.pdf)


GM15.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review of Parking Ticket Cancellation Guidelines
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the current Parking Ticket Cancellation guidelines to implement a 10 minute grace period for all time-restricted offences, excluding major arterial routes during rush hour periods.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Treasurer or designate, in consultation with the City Solicitor, the General Manager of Transportation Services and the Toronto Police Service, to amend or update the parking ticket cancellation guidelines from time to time as warranted, to reflect and incorporate references to new by-laws or legislative requirements, new offences, amendments to existing by-laws or legislation, or new fines or fine amounts.

Origin
(June 12, 2012) Report from the Treasurer and the City Solicitor
Summary

This report recommends changes to the parking ticket cancellation guidelines used by Revenue Services staff in assessing whether a parking ticket may be cancelled.  Additionally, this report recommends that authority be delegated to the Treasurer to amend or update the parking ticket cancellation guidelines from time to time as required to incorporate technical amendments such as new by-law references or legislative requirements, new offences, new fines.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 12, 2012) Report from the Treasurer and the City Solicitor on Review of Parking Ticket Cancellation Guidelines
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48339.pdf)

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic


GM15.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review of General Contract Conditions for Capital Projects
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adopt the use of the City of Toronto General Conditions of Contract, an amended version of the Ontario Provincial Standards General Conditions of Contract, as set out in Appendix B of this report, as the City's general terms and conditions for use with linear capital work contracts, effective from October 9, 2012.

 

2.         City Council adopt the use of the Canadian Construction Documents Committee's CCDC-2 General Conditions of Stipulated Price Contract along with the City-specific Supplementary Conditions of contract documents pertaining to the CCDC 2 General Conditions of Contract, as set out in Appendix C of this report, as the City's General Conditions for use with vertical capital work projects, effective from October 9, 2012.

 

3.         City Council authorize the Executive Director of Technical Services, from time to time, to make those technical, procedural and substantive amendments, that he determines are appropriate, except for changes that materially impact the potential liability of the City, to both sets of the City's General Conditions, as referred to in Recommendations 1 and 2 of the report (May 30, 2012) from the Executive Director, Technical Services, and the Treasurer, in consultation with the City Solicitor and the Director of Purchasing and Materials Management; and that Division Heads be authorized, in consultation with Legal, to amend the Supplementary Conditions to change the order of priority of documents contained in CCDC-2 clause 1.1.7. 

Origin
(May 30, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Technical Services, and the Treasurer
Summary

This report summarizes the results of a recent review of the City's general contract terms and conditions related to construction contracts.  The new terms and conditions being recommended in this report are expected to attract more competitive bids in an effort to lower the overall cost of capital construction projects.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 30, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Technical Services, and the Treasurer, on Review of General Contract Conditions for Capital Projects
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48088.pdf)

(May 30, 2012) Appendix A - CCDC Survey, 2005 and 2007
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48090.pdf)

(May 30, 2012) Appendix B - Amended General Terms and Conditions for Linear Capital Work Contracts
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48091.pdf)

(May 30, 2012) Appendix C - Supplementary Conditions to the CCDC-2 Document
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48092.pdf)


GM15.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Energy Project at Exhibition Place
Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve a capital  expenditure  in the amount of $4.5 Million from recoverable debt to connect existing energy generation assets at Exhibition Place to supply  heating, cooling and water heating  to the proposed hotel development as well as to existing event facilities including the Ricoh Coliseum, Coliseum Complex, Direct Energy Centre, Allstream Centre.

 

2.         The 2012-2021 Approved Capital Budget and Plan for the Sustainable Energy Program be increased by $4.5 million gross, $0 net, funded from recoverable debt over a maximum of ten years with a nominal interest rate of 5%; with cash flows of $0.100 million in 2012, $2.4 million in 2013 and $2.0 million in 2014.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City and/or Exhibition Place to enter into an energy services agreement with Princes Gates Hotel Limited Partnership for the supply of thermal energy on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Exhibition Place Chief Executive Officer and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and in a form and content satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

4.         City Council direct that the confidential information contained in Attachment 1 to the report (June 13, 2012) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer labelled General Terms remain confidential until the agreement is executed; and the confidential information labelled Financial Terms remain confidential indefinitely as it pertains to the security of property belonging to the City or one of its agencies, boards or commissions.

Origin
(June 13, 2012) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

The Energy Efficiency Office in the Facilities Management Division recently completed a study of energy opportunities at Exhibition Place.  There are existing but separate energy assets on site, and the study concluded that by connecting them, significant financial and operational benefits could be obtained, in part by selling excess energy capacity to a proposed hotel development. 

 

The developer of the proposed hotel at Exhibition Place, Princes Gates Hotel Limited Partnership, is on a timeline to obtain building permits in 2012, start construction in January 2013, and complete construction of the hotel in time for the 2015 Pan Am games.  The hotel developer is prepared to revise the hotel's design to source heating, cooling and water heating from the proposed distributed energy system, but requires assurance that the project will be supported by the City prior to proceeding with such redesign.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 13, 2012) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Energy Project at Exhibition Place
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48406.pdf)

(June 13, 2012) Confidential Attachment 1 on Exhibition Place Energy Project

GM15.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 38 

Proposed Shared Use Sports Field with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) at McCowan Road Park
The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (GM15.13a with recommendation)
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council grant authority to enter into an Agreement with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) for use of a shared use soccer field at McCowan Road Park for a term of 20 years in a form and content acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council allow the TDSB, at its sole expense, to construct a shared use soccer field on city-owned parkland at McCowan Road Park to the satisfaction of the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division.

 

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

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

The purpose of this report is to seek authority from Council to enter into an Agreement with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to allow the TDSB to construct a soccer field on City-owned parkland to the immediate north of John McCrae Public School. (Appendix “A”)

 

If Council approves the recommendation put forward in this report, the TDSB will be responsible for all costs associated with construction of the field and the ongoing maintenance throughout the term of the Agreement.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 8, 2012) Report and Appendix A from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on Proposed Shared Use Sports Field with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) at McCowan Road Park
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48327.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(July 9, 2012) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Proposed Shared Use Sports Field at McCowan Road Park (GM15.13a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-49034.pdf)


GM15.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Amendments to Rules of Debate regarding Speaking Times
Adoption of this Item requires a two-thirds vote of Members present.

Bill 1097 has been withdrawn.
Public Notice Given
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the Rules for Speaking contained in the Council Procedures by eliminating the two-minute extension, leaving a maximum speaking time of five minutes, with the exception that Chairs of Committees and Councillors addressing issues solely within their wards be permitted a two-minute extension without a recorded vote.

Origin
(June 13, 2012) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to propose changes to the rules for speaking during debate at meetings of City Council and its committees. 

 

These changes require amendments to the Council Procedures and must be adopted by a two-thirds vote of City Council.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 13, 2012) Report from the City Clerk on Amendments to Rules of Debate regarding Speaking Times
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48357.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Frances Nunziata


GM15.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 31 

Real Estate Acquisitions - TTC Woodbine Station - Easier Access and Second Exit Program
Bill 1081 has been submitted on this Item.
Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes, and litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council, as approving authority under the Expropriations Act, approve the expropriation of the Properties set out in Appendix "A" to the report (June 13, 2012) from the Chief Corporate Officer, required for the purpose of upgrading the Woodbine Station facility in accordance with the Project.

 

2.         City Council, as expropriating authority under the Expropriations Act, authorize all necessary steps to be taken to comply with the Expropriations Act, including but not limited to the preparation and registration of an Expropriation Plan and the service of Notices of Expropriation, Notices of Election as to a Date for Compensation and Notices of Possession.

 

3.         City Council grant leave to introduce the necessary Bill in Council to give effect thereto.

 

4.         City Council authorize the public release of the confidential information contained in Attachment 1 to the report (June 13, 2012) from the Chief Corporate Officer once there has been a final determination of the compensation payable for the Properties by arbitration, appeal or settlement, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

 

5.         City Council direct that should there be a request by any affected owner for a Hearing of Necessity under the Expropriations Act after the submission of this report, authority be granted to remove that property from the Appendix "A" list to the report (June 13, 2012) from the Chief Corporate Officer, and to bring forward a further report considering that property at a later date.

Origin
(June 13, 2012) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer
Summary

At its meeting held on August 25, 26 and 27, 2010, City Council authorized the initiation of expropriation proceedings for various properties.  Those currently required, are set out in Appendix "A" of this report (the "Properties") and are required to accommodate the design of the Woodbine Station Easier Access and Second Exit Program (the "Project").

 

This report seeks approval to expropriate the Properties for the Project.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 13, 2012) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer on Real Estate Acquisitions - TTC Woodbine Station - Easier Access and Second Exit Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48360.pdf)

(June 13, 2012) Confidential Attachment 1 - TTC Woodbine Station
(June 13, 2012) Appendix A - Private Property Requirements - TTC Woodbine Station
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48368.pdf)

(June 13, 2012) Appendix B - Site Map - TTC Woodbine Station
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48369.pdf)

(June 13, 2012) Appendix C-1 - Draft Plan of Survey - 998 Woodbine Avenue (Part 1) and 1000 Woodbine Avenue (Parts 2 and 3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48370.pdf)

(June 13, 2012) Appendix C-2 - Draft Plan of Survey - 666 Strathmore Boulevard (Part 1) and 668 Strathmore Boulevard (Part 2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48371.pdf)


GM15.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 39 

Expropriation of a Portion of 33 Passmore Avenue and 3223 Kennedy Road for the Construction of a Portion of the Redlea Avenue Extension
Communication GM15.17.1 has been submitted on this Item
Bill 1076 has been submitted on this Item.
Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes, and litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council, as approving authority under the Expropriations Act, approve the expropriation of the Properties set out in Appendix "A" to the report (June 13, 2012) from the Chief Corporate Officer for the purpose of the Redlea Avenue extension project.

 

2.         City Council, as expropriating authority under the Expropriations Act, authorize all necessary steps to be taken to comply with the Expropriations Act, including but not limited to the preparation and registration of an Expropriation Plan and the service of Notices of Expropriation, Notices of Election as to a Date for Compensation and Notices of Possession.

 

3.         City Council grant leave to introduce the necessary Bill in Council to give effect thereto.

 

4.         City Council authorize the public release of the confidential information contained in Attachment 1 to the report (June 13, 2012) from the Chief Corporate Officer once there has been a final determination of the compensation payable for the Properties by arbitration, appeal or settlement, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

Origin
(June 13, 2012) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer
Summary

At its meeting held on February 7 and 8, 2011, City Council authorized the initiation of expropriation proceedings for portions of two privately owned properties (the "Properties") as set out in Appendix "A", for the Redlea Avenue extension (the "Project"). 

 

This report seeks approval to expropriate the Properties for the Project.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 13, 2012) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer on Expropriation of a Portion of 33 Passmore Avenue and 3223 Kennedy Road for the Construction of a Portion of the Redlea Avenue Extension
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48361.pdf)

(June 13, 2012) Confidential Attachment 1 - 33 Passmore Avenue and 3223 Kennedy Road
(June 13, 2012) Appendix A - Private Property Requirements - 33 Passmore Avenue and 3223 Kennedy Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48363.pdf)

(June 13, 2012) Appendix B - Site Map - 33 Passmore Avenue and 3223 Kennedy Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48364.pdf)

(June 13, 2012) Appendix C - Plan of Survey - 33 Passmore Avenue Property Requirements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48365.pdf)

(June 13, 2012) Appendix D - Plan 66R-21781 - 3223 Kennedy Road Property Requirements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48366.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(July 10, 2012) Letter from Mark R. Flowers, Davies Howe Partners LLP (CC.New.GM15.17.1)

GM15.18

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

30 Grand Trunk Crescent - Below-Market Rent Agreement
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City to enter into a Below-Market Rent sublease agreement with the Toronto Arts Council for a five (5) year term, substantially based on the terms and conditions set out in the attached Appendix "A" to the report (June 13, 2012) from the Chief Corporate Officer and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and any other terms and conditions acceptable to the Chief Corporate Officer, or his or her designate, and in form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer to administer and manage the sublease 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 consent) to City Council for its determination and direction.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the sublease, deliver any notices, pay expenses and amend the commencement and other dates to such earlier or late date(s), on such terms and conditions, as she may, from time to time, determine.

 

4.         City Council authorize that the approved 2012 Operating Budget for Economic Development and Culture be increased by $200,000 gross, $0 net, fully funded by funds received from the Precinct Agreement under the address of 185 Bremner Boulevard (source account 220331) to provide a grant for the Toronto Arts Council's capital improvements to the second floor community space at 30 Grand Trunk Crescent.

 

5.         City Council authorize that the funding of up to a maximum amount of $200,000 be forwarded to the Toronto Arts Council in instalments in response to the submission by the Toronto Arts Council detailed plans and cost estimates of the capital improvements and the signing by the Toronto Arts Council of an Undertaking in a form satisfactory to General Manager of Economic Development and Culture and Chief Corporate Officer governing the use of the funds and financial reporting requirements.

 

6.         City Council forward a copy of the report (June 13, 2012) from the Chief Corporate Officer and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to the Budget Committee for information.

Origin
(June 13, 2012) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain City Council authority to enter into a new Below‑Market Rent (BMR) sublease agreement with the Toronto Cultural Advisory Corporation (operates as Toronto Arts Council or TAC) for approximately 5,127 square feet of space located at 30 Grand Trunk Crescent within Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation #1855. The proposed tenancy is for the standard BMR-lease term of five years.

 

Authority is also sought from City Council to provide the Toronto Arts Council with funding of up to a maximum amount of $200,000 previously secured for the selected subtenant for capital costs to fit-up the space through the Revised Precinct B Agreement for the Railway Lands East registered on June 28, 2002.

 

This BMR sublease will allow for affordable and sustainable cultural space for the TAC's offices. This is consistent with the report entitled Creative Capital Gains – An Action Plan for Toronto which was adopted by City Council in May 2011.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 13, 2012) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer, and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, on 30 Grand Trunk Crescent - Below-Market Rent Agreement
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48373.pdf)

(June 13, 2012) Appendix A - Major Terms and Conditions - 30 Grand Trunk Crescent
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48374.pdf)

(June 13, 2012) Appendix B - Location Map - 30 Grand Trunk Crescent
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48375.pdf)

(June 13, 2012) Appendix C - Comparison of Costs for Existing and Proposed TAC Premises - 30 Grand Trunk Crescent
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48376.pdf)


GM15.19

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Changes to the On-Street Parking Machine/Meter Rates
Bills 1012, 1013 and 1096 have been submitted on this Item.

Communication GM15.19.2 has been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the existing on-street machine and metered rates as follows:

 

a.         Machine/metered spaces with a current rate of $3.50 (inclusive of HST) per hour be increased to $4.00 (inclusive of HST) per hour;

 

b.         Machine/metered spaces with a current rate of $2.50 (inclusive of HST) per hour be increased to $3.00 (inclusive of HST) per hour;

 

c.         Machine/metered spaces with a current rate of $2.00 (inclusive of HST) per hour be increased to $2.25 (inclusive of HST) per hour.

 

2.         City Council amend Subsection 179-7D of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 179, Parking Authority, to adjust the Authority’s delegated authority to fix rates from the existing upper limit of $3.50 (inclusive of HST) per hour to $4.00 (inclusive of HST) per hour, with the continuing requirement that the rates have been agreed to by the Ward Councillors for the Ward in which the parking meters or parking machines are located.

 

3.         City Council amend the maximum rate fee in Column V of Appendix G- Schedule 1, ‘Toronto Parking Authority’ of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, from $3.10 to $3.54 (rate does not include HST), and replace the Fee Description of Column II of Appendix G- Schedule 1, ‘Toronto Parking Authority’ of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, which currently states ‘On-Street Parking Zone AA’ with ‘On-Street Parking’.

 

4.         City Council amend Schedule I to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 910, Parking Machines, by deleting the current Schedule I and inserting a revised Schedule I which incorporates the changes set out in Recommendation 1 of the report (June 13, 2012) from the President, Toronto Parking Authority.

 

5.         City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to undertake the actions necessary to implement Recommendations 1 to 4 inclusive, of the report (June 13, 2012) from the President, Toronto Parking Authority, including any amendments that may be required to by-laws, and the City of Toronto Municipal Code.

 

 6.        City Council request the City Manager to report to the Government Management Committee on directing the Toronto Parking Authority to dedicate the estimated $4 million in additional fees stemming from the increase recommended in the report (June 13, 2012) from the President, Toronto Parking Authority, to the Toronto Transit Commission.

 

7.         City Council request the Toronto Parking Authority to report back to the Government Management Committee on initiatives to facilitate the provision of dedicated spaces in Toronto Parking Authority lots for car sharing companies.

 

8.         City Council request the Toronto Parking Authority to report annually to the Government Management Committee on the appropriateness of their on-street machine/metered parking rates and the viability of a rate adjustment every three years.

Origin
(June 13, 2012) Report from the President, Toronto Parking Authority
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain City Council authority to apply consumer price inflation adjustments to the on-street machine/metered spaces in the City of Toronto. If adopted, this report will result in the following:

 

  • On-street machine/metered spaces currently at $3.50 (inclusive of HST) per hour, will be increased to a rate of $4.00 (inclusive of HST) per hour;
  • On-street machine/metered spaces currently at $2.50 (inclusive of HST) per hour, will be increased to a rate of $3.00 (inclusive of HST) per hour; and,
  • On-street machine/metered spaces currently at $2.00 (inclusive of HST) per hour will be increased to a rate of $2.25 (inclusive of HST) per hour.

 

These existing hourly rates have been in place since the fall of 2007.

 

The overall impact of the proposed changes will result in the average hourly rate at machine/metered spaces increasing from its current level of $1.92 (inclusive of HST) per hour to an average of $2.13 (inclusive of HST) per hour, which constitutes an increase of 11% which is in line with the 10% increase in the Toronto CPI over the 2007 to 2012 time frame. 

Background Information (Committee)
(June 13, 2012) Report from the President, Toronto Parking Authority, on Changes to the On-Street Parking Machine/Meter Rates
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48392.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(June 26, 2012) Letter from Councillor Josh Marlow, Ward 22 - St. Paul's (GM.New.GM15.19.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/comm/communicationfile-30927.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(July 10, 2012) Letter from Constantine Voidonicolas, Chair, Board of Management, GreekTown on the Danforth Business Improvement Area (CC.New.GM15.19.2)

GM15.20

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 36 

Rate Approval and Delegation of Authority for the Lease Agreement with Bluffer's Park Marina Limited
Committee Recommendations

 The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council delegate the authority to approve the rates Bluffer's Park Marina Limited charges to the public to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

2.         City Council approve Bluffer's Park Marina Limited's 2012 rates as set out in the attached Appendix A to the report (April 5, 2012) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

3.         City Council authorize relevant City staff to administer and manage the Lease including the provision of any consents, approvals, amendments, notices and notices of termination provided that they may, at any time, refer consideration of such matters (including their content) to City Council for its determination and direction.

Origin
(May 8, 2012) Report from City Council
Summary
City Council on May 8 and 9, 2012, referred Item GM13.10 back to the Government Management Committee for further consideration.
Background Information (Committee)
(May 8, 2012) Report from City Council on Rate Approval and Delegation of Authority for the Lease Agreement with Bluffer's Park Marina Limited
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48147.pdf)

(April 5, 2012) Report and Appendix A from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on Rate Approval and Delegation of Authority for the Lease Agreement with Bluffer's Park Marina Limited
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-48128.pdf)


Licensing and Standards Committee - Meeting 14
LS14.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Graffiti Management Plan - StreetARToronto (StART) Partnership Programs - Grant Allocation Recommendations (Second Submission)
Committee Recommendations

The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:  

 

1.         City Council fund the applicants to the StART Partnership Program, as outlined in Appendices A and B, respectively, attached to the report (June 13, 2012) from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services.

Origin
(June 13, 2012) Report from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

StreetARToronto (StART) is a new public/private partnership program that is a central feature of Council's new Graffiti Management Plan. The Plan encompasses a proactive approach to eliminating graffiti vandalism, while supporting street art that adds vibrancy and visual interest to city streets. StART funding is provided through the former Community Partnership and Investment Program (CPIP) and builds on the approach of the Graffiti Transformation Program.

 

Two programs have been developed under the StART umbrella. The StART Partnership Program provides up to $20,000.00 per application in funding for non-profit arts organizations to create street art. The StART Diversion and Education Program provides up to $20,000.00 per application in funding for programs that engage at-risk youth who have been arrested for graffiti vandalism and diverted through the court system. The parameters for these programs were established by Council in the Graffiti Management Plan.

 

The first set of applications was approved by Toronto City Council at its meeting of June 6 and 7, 2012. This report now recommends approval of the second set of 8 applications valued at $99,560.00 in the Partnership category. With the projects recommended in this report, 23 projects in 16 wards would be funded for a total value of $324,917.00. StART is an integral part of the Graffiti Management Plan and staff will report on its status in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 13, 2012) Report and Appendices A, B and C from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, on Graffiti Management Plan - StreetARToronto (StART) Partnership Programs - Grant Allocation Recommendations (Second Submission)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-48431.pdf)

Speakers

Karin Eaton, Executive Artistic Director, Mural Routes

Communications (Committee)
(June 28, 2012) Submission from Karin Eaton, Executive Artistic Director, Mural Routes (LS.New.LS14.1.1)

LS14.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Street Food Vending
Communication LS14.2.12 has been submitted on this Item.
Bills 1062, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074 and 1075 have been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Committee Recommendations

The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adopt amendments to the following by-laws respecting street food vending as they pertain to food vending carts, to allow existing permitted street food vendors to expand their menu choices where possible, pending approval by the Medical Officer of Health:

 

a.         Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 545 Licensing;

 

b.         Chapter 315 Street Vending of the former municipality of Toronto;

 

c.         By-law No. 18-97 of the former municipality of East York;

 

d.         By-law No. 32-95 of the of the former Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, "To establish removal zones and regulate vending on Metro roads";

 

e.         By-law No. 32100 of the former City of North York, respecting vending on sidewalks and untraveled portions of roads of the City of North York; and

 

f.          Chapter 738 Street Food, Healthier of the Toronto Municipal Code.

 

2.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bill(s) to make such by-law amendments as may be required to give effect to the recommendations in this report.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Licensing and Standards Committee referred the submission from Darcy Higgins (Item LS14.2.7) to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, for consideration.

 

Bruce Robertson, Director, Licensing Services, Municipal Licensing and Standards, gave a presentation to the Licensing and Standards Committee on Street Food Vending.

Origin
(June 14, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide a status on the progress of the Street Food Vending Working Group, as formed by direction from Council, tasked to review the licensing, regulatory and inspection framework for street food vending with the objective to permit licensed food vendors to offer a wider range of food items.

 

In this report staff is recommending the required amendments to the various by-laws that currently govern street food vending across the City to immediately enable existing food cart vendors to expand their menus, without modification to the cart, as permitted by the 2007 amendment to the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act and listed herein.

 

The amendments to the existing by-laws, also provides for the diversification of menus for new and existing food cart vendors as permitted by the 2007 amendment to the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act, with the appropriate modifications and equipping of the vending carts, pursuant to the approval of the Medical Officer of Health as well as compliance with existing by-law provisions, including adequate right-of-way permissions. 

 

The next steps of the Street Food Vending Working Group will include further exploring opportunities to expand street food culture, consideration of potential zoning amendments to facilitate expanded opportunities, and the development of a city-wide Street Food Vending By-law.

 

The Street Food Vending Working Group will be brought together, with other stakeholders to continue the discussion and develop recommendations to enhance the vitality of street food in Toronto, and will be reporting back at the November 2012 Licensing and Standards Committee meeting.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 14, 2012) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, on Street Food Vending
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-48434.pdf)

(June 28, 2012) Staff Presentation on Street Food Vending
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-48873.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Josh Colle
Darcy Higgins, Executive Director, Food Forward (Submission Filed)
Marianne Moroney, Executive Director, Street Food Vendors Association
John Kiru, Executive Director, Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas
Miguel Avila (Submission Filed)
Brandy Giannetta, Government Relations Manager, Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association
Steven Mastoras, Managing Director, Whistler's Grille & The McNeil Room
Matthew Basile, President, Fidel Gastro's
Robin Thede
Debra DeMonte, Operator/Owner, The Longest Yard Restaurant

Communications (Committee)
(June 10, 2012) Letter from Arron B. Barberian, Barberian's Steak House (LS.New.LS14.2.1)
(June 26, 2012) Submission from Jessica Reeve, Ward Organizing Coordinator, Food Forward (LS.New.LS14.2.2)
(June 27, 2012) E-mail from Mabel F. Higgins (LS.New.LS14.2.3)
(June 27, 2012) E-mail from Andrew Hwang (LS.New.LS14.2.4)
(June 27, 2012) E-mail from Henry VanderSpek (LS.New.LS14.2.5)
(June 28, 2012) E-mail from Pete Cram (LS.New.LS14.2.6)
(June 28, 2012) E-mail from Darcy Higgins, Executive Director, Food Forward (LS.Main.LS14.2.7)
(June 27, 2012) E-mail from Kevin Alias (LS.New.LS14.2.8)
(June 28, 2012) Submission from Miguel Avila (LS.New.LS14.2.9)
(June 28, 2012) E-mail from Judy A. Land (LS.New.LS14.2.10)
(June 28, 2012) E-mail from Paula Cooper (LS.Main.LS14.2.11)
Communications (City Council)
(July 10, 2012) Letter from Tony Elenis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Assocation (CC.New.LS14.2.12)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/comm/communicationfile-31066.pdf)


Planning and Growth Management Committee - Meeting 15
PG15.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 2 

Amendment to Chapter 694, Signs, General, with respect to a Signage Master Plan at 933 Dixon Road
Bill 1095 has been submitted on this Item.
Statutory - City of Toronto Act, 2006
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend Schedule B, Area Specific Amendments and Signage Master Plans, of Chapter 694, Signs, General, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, to allow for one third party ground sign displaying electronic static copy, at the premises municipally known as 933 Dixon Road, substantially in accordance with the administrative design features as provided for in Attachment 1 to the report (May 17, 2012) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building.

 

2.         City Council amend Subsection 694-24A of Chapter 694, Signs, General, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code to add three additional site specific restrictions concerning the erection and display of third party signs, substantially in accordance with the administrative design features set out in Attachment 1 to the report (May 17, 2012) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary Bills for introduction in Council to implement the above recommendations, subject to such stylistic and technical changes to the draft bills as may be required.

 

4.         City Council direct that no sign permit be issued until the three signs identified in Figures 6 (southwest of the intersection of Martin Grove Road and Bethridge Road), 7 (115 Belfield Road) and 8 (115 Belfield Road) in the report (May 17, 2012) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building are removed.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee held a public meeting on June 11, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the City of Toronto Municipal Code.

Origin
(May 17, 2012) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building
Summary

This report responds to a direction given to the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building by the Planning and Growth Management Committee at its May 17, 2012 meeting, to report back to the Committee on a site-specific amendment to Chapter 694, Signs, General, with respect to a Signage Master Plan at 933 Dixon Road for CBS Outdoor.

 

The request is for the replacement of an existing third party ground sign displaying static copy with a third party ground sign displaying electronic static copy. The applicant also proposes to remove three other third party signs (two ground signs and one roof sign) from two off-site locations.

 

This report recommends the adoption of a Signage Master Plan for 933 Dixon Road to permit the proposed single-sided third party ground sign displaying electronic static copy at 933 Dixon Road on the condition that three third party signs, located at 115 Belfield Road (one ground sign, one roof sign), and south-west of the intersection of Martin Grove Road and Bethridge Road (one ground sign) are removed.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 17, 2012) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building on Amendment to Chapter 694, Signs, General, with respect to a Signage Master Plan at 933 Dixon Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47786.pdf)

(May 17, 2012) Attachment 1 - Administrative Design - Signage Master Plan : 933 Dixon Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47788.pdf)

(May 17, 2012) Attachment 2 - Letter from MTO dated October 4, 2011
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47789.pdf)

(May 17, 2012) Attachment 3 - Letters from GTAA and NAV Canada dated April 5, 2012 and April 4, 2012, respectively
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47790.pdf)

Speakers

Stephen  McGregor, CBS Outdoor Canada
Rami  Tabello


PG15.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 27, 28, 30, 32 

Proposed Signage Master Plans Concerning the Display of Third Party Wall Signs at 20 Locations Within Multiple Wards - Strategic Media
The Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building has submitted two supplementary reports on this Item (PG15.3a and PG15.3b for information)

Statutory - City of Toronto Act, 2006
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board; the receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve amendments to Schedule B, Signage Master Plans and Area Specific Amendments, Chapter 694, Signs, General, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code to add a Signage Master Plan for each of the following premises substantially in accordance with the administrative design features as set out in Appendix A to the report (May 22, 2012) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building:

 

1.         352 Adelaide Street West

2.         450 Bathurst Street

3.         805 Bloor Street West

4.         1678 Bloor Street West

5.         568 Church Street

6.         985 College Street

7.         235 Danforth Avenue

8.         1577 Danforth Avenue

9.         71-73 King Street East

10.       118 Peter Street 

11.       869/871 Queen Street West

12.       940 Queen Street West

13.       323 Richmond Street East

14.       452 Richmond Street West

15.       22 Sheppard Street

16.       101 Spadina Avenue

17.       174 Spadina Avenue (2 third party sign locations)

18.       185 Spadina Avenue

19.       18 Wanless Avenue

20.       1944 Yonge Street.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bills for introduction in Council to implement the above recommendations, subject to such stylistic and technical changes as may be required.

 

3.         City Council receive the report (May 28, 2012) from the City Solicitor, for information.

 

4.         City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 and Appendix "A" to the report (May 28, 2012) from the City Solicitor remain confidential, as it contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege and pertains to litigation or potential litigation.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee:

 

1.         Held a public meeting on June 11, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the City of Toronto Municipal Code.

 

2.         Requested the Chief Building Official and Executive Director of Toronto Building to report directly to Council on a process for removing signs where the 30-metre separation requirement is blocked by a new building.

Origin
(May 22, 2012) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building
Summary

This report reviews and makes recommendations on amendments to Chapter 694, Signs, General, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, to implement a Signage Master Plan for Strategic Media consisting of 21 large format third party wall signs at 20 locations in Wards: 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 27, 28, 30 and 32.

 

As part of the sign regulations contained in Chapter 694, Signs, General, the City has introduced the ability for individuals to obtain amendments to implement a Signage Master Plan to set out specific regulations for the location, arrangement, type and design of signs at a specific location or area.

 

As well as promoting the objectives of Chapter 694, adoption of this Signage Master Plan will resolve outstanding litigation with Strategic Media and allow for improved enforcement of Chapter 694.

Staff recommends approval of the requested amendment to Chapter 694 to introduce a Signage Master Plan for the 21 specific locations described in this report.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 22, 2012) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building on Proposed Signage Master Plans concerning the display of Third Party Wall Signs at 20 locations within multiple Wards - Strategic Media
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47823.pdf)

(May 22, 2012) Appendix A: Administrative Design - Signage Master Plan for Strategic Media
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47824.pdf)

(May 22, 2012) Appendix B: Detailed Review of Strategic Media Sign Locations proposed as part of this Signage Master Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47825.pdf)

(June 11, 2012) Presentation - Strategic Media - Before and After
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-48372.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(July 3, 2012) Supplementary report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building on a correction - Proposed Signage Master Plans concerning the display of Third Party Wall Signs at 20 locations within multiple Wards - Strategic Media (PG15.3a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-48949.pdf)

(June 27, 2012) Supplementary report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building on Additional Consideration: Proposed Signage master Plans Concerning the Display of Third Party Wall Signs at 20 Locations Within Multiple Wards - Enforcement of Separation Distances (PG15.3b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-48950.pdf)

Speakers

Mitchell  Armata, Managing Director, Strategic Media
Rami  Tabello


3a Additional Information - Proposed Signage Master Plans for 20 Locations in Various Wards Concerning 21 Third party Wall Signs Operated by Strategic Media
Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege and pertaining to litigation or potential litigation
Origin
(May 28, 2012) Report from the City Solicitor
Summary

This report is to be reviewed in conjunction with the report of the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, which recommends the adoption of Signage Master Plans comprised of 20 locations within the City of Toronto which would permit the erection and display of 21 third party wall signs by Strategic Media.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2012) Report from the City Solicitor on Additional Information - Proposed Signage Master Plans for 20 Locations in Various Wards Concerning 21 Third party Wall Signs Operated by Strategic Media
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47837.pdf)

(May 28, 2012) Confidential Attachment 1 and Confidential Appendix "A" to the report (May 28, 2012) from the City Solicitor

PG15.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Supplemental Report - Area Specific Amendments to Chapter 694, Concerning Third Party Ground Signs Located on Certain Rail Lands
The Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PG15.4a with recommendations)

This Item will be considered as the first Item on July 12, 2012. Communication PG15.4.20 has been submitted on this Item
Statutory - City of Toronto Act, 2006
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the request to amend Schedule 'B', Signage Master Plans and Area Specific Amendments, of Chapter 694, Signs, General, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, to add a site-specific amendment for the portion of the premises known as the Weston Subdivision which is east of the boundary of Kipling Avenue, and approximately 150 metres north of the boundary of Belfield Road, substantially in accordance with the administrative design features as set out in Attachment 1 to the report (May 22, 2012) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building.

 

2.         City Council approve the request to amend Schedule 'B', Signage Master Plans and Area Specific Amendments, of Chapter 694, Signs, General, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code to add a site-specific amendment for the portion  of the premises known as the Kingston Subdivision which is north of the boundary of Eglinton Avenue East, and approximately 150 metres east of Bellamy Road North, substantially in accordance with the administrative design features as set out in Attachment 2 to the report (May 22, 2012) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building.

 

3.         City Council approve the request to amend Schedule 'B', Signage Master Plans and Area Specific Amendments, of Chapter 694, Signs, General, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, to add a site-specific amendment for the portion of the premises known as the Newmarket Subdivision which is south of the boundary of Steeles Avenue West, and approximately 200 metres west of the boundary of Alness Street, substantially in accordance with the administrative design features as set out in Attachment 4 to the report (May 22, 2012) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building.

 

4.         City Council approve the request to amend Schedule 'B', Signage Master Plans and Area Specific Amendments, of Chapter 694, Signs, General, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, to add a site-specific amendment for the portion of the premises known as the Bala Subdivision which is south of the boundary of York Mills Road, and approximately 350 metres east of the boundary of Leslie Street, substantially in accordance with the administrative design features as set out in Attachment 5 to the report (May 22, 2012) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building.

 

5.         City Council refuse the request to amend Schedule 'B', Signage Master Plans and Area 5pecific Amendments, of Chapter 694, Signs, General, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, to allow for one third party ground sign at a height of 20 metres, containing two sign faces, each facing easterly and westerly, each 14.63 metres wide by 4.27 metres long, and each displaying electronic static copy, at a portion of the premises known as the Oakville Subdivision which is north of the boundary of the F.G. Gardiner Expressway, and approximately 525 metres east of Atlantic Avenue.

 

6.         City Council refuse the request to amend Schedule 'B', Signage Master Plans and Area Specific Amendments, of Chapter 694, Signs, General, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, to allow for one third party ground sign at a height of ten metres, containing one sign face, facing westerly, 10.67 metres wide by 3.10 metres long and displaying electronic static copy, at a portion of the premises known as the Weston Subdivision which is north of the boundary of Lawrence Avenue West, and east of the boundary of Weston Road.

 

         City Council refuse the request to amend Schedule 'B', Signage Master Plans and Area Specific Amendments, of Chapter 694, Signs, General, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, to allow for one third party ground sign at a height of 15 metres, containing two sign faces, each facing northerly and southerly, each 10.67 metres wide by 3.10 metres long, and each displaying electronic static copy, at a portion of the premises known as the Bala Subdivision which is east of the boundary of Leslie Street, and approximately 75 metres south of the Highway 401 exit ramp to Leslie Street.

 

8.         City Council amend 694-24A of Chapter 694, to add 15 additional site-specific restrictions concerning the erection and display of third party signs, substantially in accordance with the administrative design features as set out in Attachment 6 to the report (May 22, 2012) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building.

 

9.       City Council further authorize that Sign By-law Unit staff in conjunction with staff in Transportation Services and with input from staff in City Planning, undertake a further study of the impact of third party signs containing electronic static copy approved as a result of these recommendations and report back to City Council within two years of the erection and display of the approved signs.

 

10.       City Council direct that the applicant undertake, during the permit period, not to amend or alter the signs.

 

11.       City Council direct that no sign permit be issued for new signs until the identified signs to be removed are confirmed by staff as being no longer present on site.

 

12.       City Council authorize the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary Bills for introduction in Council to implement the above recommendations, subject to such stylistic and technical changes to the draft bills as may be required.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee:

 

1.         Held a public meeting on June 11, 2012, and notice was given in accordance with the City of Toronto Municipal Code.

 

2.         Referred the following motions by Councillor Vaughan to the Chief Building Official and Executive Director of Toronto Building and the City Manager for a report directly to Council on how community and emergency messaging would be adjudicated, what is the appropriate amount of time and appropriate agencies, in order to have a comprehensive framework.

 

1.        That provisions related to Community messaging be amended by replacing 1.5% with 5%.

 

2.         That the 5% be split among City of Toronto Corporate Communications, Toronto Arts Council (TAC) funding portion, City of Toronto owned and operated cultural facilities, and members of the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA).

Origin
(May 22, 2012) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building
Summary

At its October 6, 2011 meeting, the Planning and Growth Management Committee deferred item PG8.1 to the January 5, 2012 meeting in order to "allow consultation to take place with the City Planning Division, affected communities and stakeholders, in cooperation with local Councillors."  Item PG 8.1 was subsequently deferred at the January 5, 2012, and March 22, 2012 Planning and Growth Management Committee meetings to permit staff to conduct further consultation and to report on the outcome of the consultation process.

 

During the consultation exercise, Metrolinx, the provincial transportation authority, assumed control of the railway corridors operated by CN Rail and have also assumed control of the large-format advertising signage located within the railway corridors.

 

The recommendations in this report take into consideration the results of the consultation and a revised submission from the applicant requesting approval of eight signs, instead of the ten signs proposed in the original September 21, 2011 report considered by the Committee in October, 2011.  This report provides modified staff recommendations to adopt area-specific amendments which will result in the removal of five existing third party ground signs displaying static copy and replacement with five third party ground signs displaying electronic static copy.  This is on condition that 15 additional third party ground signs displaying static copy are removed, with the establishment of corresponding site-specific restrictions with respect to the erection or display of third party signs within 100 metres of their current location.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 22, 2012) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building on Supplemental Report - Area Specific Amendments to Chapter 694, Concerning Third Party Ground Signs Located on Certain Rail Lands
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47840.pdf)

(May 22, 2012) Attachment 1 - Administrative Design - Area-Specific Amendment Concerning the Portion of the Weston Subdivision East of Kipling Avenue and Approximately 150 Metres North of Belfield Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47841.pdf)

(May 22, 2012) Attachment 2 - Administrative Design - Area-Specific Amendment Concerning the Portion of the Kingston Subdivision North of Eglinton Avenue East and Approximately 150 Metres East of Bellamy Road North
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47844.pdf)

(May 22, 2012) Attachment 3 - Administrative Design - Area-Specific Amendment Concerning the Portion of the Newmarket Subdivision South of Steeles Avenue East and Approximately 200 Metres West of Alness Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47845.pdf)

(May 22, 2012) Attachment 4 - Administrative Design - Area-Specific Amendment Concerning the Portion of the Bala Subdivision South of York Mills Road and Approximately 350 Metres East of Leslie Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47846.pdf)

(May 22, 2012) Attachment 5 - Administrative Design - Area-Specific Amendment Concerning the Portion of the Oakville Subdivision North of the F.G. Gardiner Expressway and Approximately 100 Metres East of Atlantic Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47847.pdf)

(May 22, 2012) Attachment 6 - Additions to the Site-Specific Restrictions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47848.pdf)

(May 22, 2012) Attachment 7 - Metrolinx(CN) Rail Corridors Within the City and Subject to this Application
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47849.pdf)

(May 22, 2012) Attachment 8 - Photo Renderings - Proposed Third Party Ground Signs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47850.pdf)

(May 22, 2012) Attachment 9 - Existing Photographs - Proposed Third Party Sign Removals
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47851.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(June 29, 2012) Supplementary report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building on Additional Consideration: Area Specific Amendments to Chapter 694, Concerning Third Party Ground Signs Located on Certain Rail Lands - Community Messaging Provisions (PG15.4a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-48953.pdf)

Speakers

Blair  Murdoch, All Vision
Cheng  Qian, Researcher, LW Associates
Robert  Wright, Professor, University of Toronto
Jayme Turney, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Public Space Initiative
Rami  Tabello
Dan  Starnino, Out-of-Home Consultant
John  Kiru, Executive Director, Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas

Communications (Committee)
(June 8, 2012) E-mail from Andrew Brown (PG.Supp.PG15.4.1)
(June 8, 2012) Letter from Andrew Brown (PG.Supp.PG15.4.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/comm/communicationfile-30699.pdf)

(June 8, 2012) E-mail from Deanne Taylor (PG.Supp.PG15.4.3)
(June 8, 2012) E-mail from Maureen Ballentine (PG.Supp.PG15.4.4)
(June 8, 2012) E-mail from John & Elaine Fanning (PG.Supp.PG15.4.5)
(June 8, 2012) E-mail from Dennis Bryant (PG.Supp.PG15.4.6)
(June 8, 2012) E-mail from Stewart C. Russell (PG.Supp.PG15.4.7)
(June 8, 2012) Letter from Dave McBride, Chair, Weston Village Residents' Association (PG.Supp.PG15.4.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/comm/communicationfile-30706.pdf)

(June 8, 2012) E-mail from Peter Gorman (PG.Supp.PG15.4.9)
(June 8, 2012) E-mail from Jill Glessing (PG.Supp.PG15.4.10)
(June 9, 2012) E-mail from Margaret Sider (PG.Supp.PG15.4.11)
(June 10, 2012) E-mail from Caroline Chan (PG.Supp.PG15.4.12)
(June 10, 2012) E-mail from Stephanie Forder (PG.Supp.PG15.4.13)
(June 10, 2012) E-mail from Artur Rozumek (PG.Supp.PG15.4.14)
(June 11, 2012) E-mail from Sarah Lamon (PG.Supp.PG15.4.15)
(June 11, 2012) Letter from Faye Lyons, Government Relations, CAA South Central Ontario (PG.Supp.PG15.4.16)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/comm/communicationfile-30723.pdf)

(June 11, 2012) E-mail from Diana Sebera (PG.Supp.PG15.4.17)
(June 11, 2012) E-mail from Ian Howes (PG.New.PG15.4.18)
(June 11, 2012) Submission from Dan Starnino (PG.New.PG15.4.19)
Communications (City Council)
(June 12, 2012) E-mail from H. Novick (CC.Main.PG15.4.20)

Planning and Growth Management Committee - Meeting 16
PG16.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Official Plan Five Year Review - Proposed Heritage Policies
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the proposed Official Plan Heritage Policies.

 

2.         City Council direct staff to consult with the public at large, heritage groups, councillors, City Divisions and BILD to obtain their comments and feedback regarding the proposed policies.

 

3.         City Council direct staff to conduct a public open house on the proposed Official Plan heritage policies in September of 2012.

 

4.         City Council request the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report back with final recommendations and an official plan amendment on heritage policies to a special meeting of the Toronto Preservation Board and the October 12, 2012 meeting of the Planning and Growth Management Committee for the special meeting in fulfillment of Section 26 of the Planning Act.

 

5.         City Council request the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to consult with the General Manager of Transportation Services on the policies that pertain to the termini of rights of way at the Lake Ontario shoreline in Etobicoke and throughout the City, to align official plan policies, heritage policies, and zoning by-laws and report to the Committee.

 

Origin
(May 24, 2012) Report from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division
Summary

This report presents the proposed official plan policies for heritage resources, as part of the Five Year Review of the Official Plan.  The proposed policies provide policy direction to reflect changes to Provincial legislation and policies adopted after the 2002 adoption of the Official Plan by Council.

 

While extensive consultation was undertaken to inform the development of the policies, this report outlines a general public consultation strategy on the proposed policies to commence following Council's adoption of this report.  Upon conclusion of the public consultation on the proposed policies, staff will present an official plan amendment for Council's adoption in the fall of 2012.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 24, 2012) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division on the Official Plan Five Year Review - Proposed Heritage Policies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-48096.pdf)

Speakers

Brian Bailey, Citizens Concerned About the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront (CCFEW) (Submission Filed)
Terry  Smith, Friend of Sam Smith Park & Lakeshore Planning Council (Submission Filed)
Peter  Shepherd

Communications (Committee)
(June 15, 2012) Letter from Lydia Levin, Vice-Chair, Eglinton Park Residents' Association (EPRA)  (PG.New.PG16.10.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/comm/communicationfile-30881.pdf)

(June 18, 2012) Letter from Brian Bailey, President, CCFEW, Citizens Concerned about the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront (PG.New.PG16.10.2)
(June 18, 2012) Letter from Terry Smith, Resident of Fourth Street in South Etobicoke (PG.New.PG16.10.3)

10a Toronto Preservation Board's decision re Official Plan Five Year Review - Proposed Heritage Policies
Origin
(June 14, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on June 14, 2012, considered the report (May 24, 2012) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, respecting Official Plan Five Year Review – Proposed Heritage Policies.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 14, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on the Official Plan Five Year Review - Proposed Heritage Policies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-48494.pdf)


PG16.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Approval of 2012 Toronto Heritage Grant Awards
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve awards for the 2012 Toronto Heritage Grant Program for the 27 heritage properties in the City of Toronto, as set out below, to assist in funding the scope of restoration work generally described in Attachment 1 of the report (May 9, 2012) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Toronto Heritage Grant Program previously approved by City Council:

 

a.         84 Amelia Street, house, $1,950

b.         86 Amelia Street, house, $1,950

c.         87 Amelia Street, house, $5,930

d.         80 Birmingham Street, commercial building, $22,500

e.         19 Castle Frank Crescent, house, $9,460

f.          67-93 Douglas Crescent, multi-residential complex, $22,500

g.         4 Draper Street, house, $8,000

h.         12 Draper Street, house, $5,000

i.          22 Draper Street, house, $5,000

j.          24 Draper Street, house, $3,610

k.         25 Draper Street, house, $8,000

l.          26 Draper Street, house, $5,000

m.        28 Draper Street, house, $5,000

n.         132 First Avenue, house, $3,000

o.         519 Glengrove Avenue West, house, $10,000

p.         35 Hazelton Avenue, theatre/gallery, $40,580

q.         383 Huron Street, place of worship, $5,000

r.          915 King Street West, multi-residential complex, $25,000

s.          10 McKenzie Avenue, house, $4,250

t.          501 Ontario Street, house, $9,770

u.         95 Robert Street, house, $5,000

v.         9 Rose Avenue, house, $5,000

w.        310 Sackville Street, house, $4,000

x.         244 Victoria Street, theatre, $20,000

y.         418 Wellesley Street East, house, $10,000

z.         11 Winchester Street, house, $5,000

aa.        21 Winchester Street, house, $4,500

 

2.         City Council direct that the use of the grant awards outlined in Recommendation 1 of the report (May 9, 2012) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, be limited to only the proposed restoration work approved by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and that issuing of the grant award be subject to the grant recipient satisfying all conditions as set out in the Letter of Understanding between the City and the grant recipient.

Origin
(May 9, 2012) Report from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve the recommended grant awards for the 2012 Toronto Heritage Grant Program as set out in this report.

 

The Toronto Heritage Grant Program provides matching grant funds for eligible heritage restoration work to owners of properties in the City of Toronto designated under Part IV or V of the Ontario Heritage Act.  The Toronto Heritage Grant Program is administered by Heritage Preservation Services, City Planning Division. 

Background Information (Committee)
(May 9, 2012) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division on the Approval of 2012 Toronto Heritage Grant Awards
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-48009.pdf)


11a Toronto Preservation Board's decision re Approval of 2012 Toronto Heritage Grant Awards
Origin
(June 14, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on June 14, 2012, considered the report (May 9, 2012) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, respecting Approval of 2012 Toronto Heritage Grant Awards.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 14, 2012) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on the Approval of 2012 Toronto Heritage Grant Awards
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-48495.pdf)


PG16.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Glass Panels in Balcony Guards - Status Update
The Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PG16.12a with recommendations)
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council encourage the Province to enact a clear, prescriptive emergency interim amendment to the Ontario Building Code, in keeping with the recommendations of the Expert Advisory Panel on Glass Panels in Balcony Guards to minimize the risk to public safety from falling glass as the result of glass balcony failure.

 

2.         City Council request the Chief  Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, to undertake a communications strategy with existing building owners on possible glass balcony guard failures, by:

 

a.         identifying all buildings constructed within the last five years sharing  characteristics similar to those with failed glass balcony guards, and

 

b.         encouraging the owners of those buildings to engage a professional designer to assess the risks associated with the glass balcony guards with the objective of determining whether further testing or replacement of the glass is appropriate.

Origin
(May 31, 2012) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide Planning and Growth Management Committee with a status update on the matter of glass balcony guard safety, potential Ontario Building Code (building code amendments) and the City's present ability to take action with respect to existing glass balcony guards where no failure has occurred.

 

In response to the failure of a number of glass paneled balconies in the City last summer, Toronto Building conducted a review of the commonalities and possible causes for failure of the glass paneled balconies.  The November 3, 2011 report from the Chief Building Official provided a summary of the evolution of the design of glass balconies, potential causes of failure and the standards which govern glass in building construction. That report resulted in a series of recommendations, including that the Province enact an emergency amendment to the building code to address glass balcony guard safety.

 

In response to the request from the City, and others, for a building code change, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing established the "Expert Advisory Panel on Glass Panels in Balcony Guards". This report provides an overview of the issues considered by the Panel and recommends that Council ask the Province to expeditiously adopt building code amendments in keeping with the recommendations of the Panel.

 

This report also considers the question of how to appropriately address glass balcony guard safety on existing buildings.  Current regulatory authority does not permit the City to implement a proactive inspections and maintenance program.  The report recommends that Council request that the Chief Building Official undertake a communications program to advise certain building owners of actions they may wish to pursue to mitigate the risks from falling broken glass.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 31, 2012) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building on Glass Panels in Balcony Guards - Status Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-48080.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(June 29, 2012) Supplementary report from Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, on Glass Panels in Balcony Guards - Status Update (PG16.12a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-48922.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Report of the Expert Panel on Glass Panels in Balcony Guards
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-48923.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Ontario Regulation 159/12 (copy)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-48924.pdf)

(June 12, 2012) Attachment 3 - Supplementary Standard SB-13, Glass In Guards
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-48925.pdf)


PG16.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Request to Include Transit Priorities in the Official Plan Review
Communications PG16.16.1 and PG16.16.2 have been submitted on this Item

This Item be considered on July 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

Council will consider Items PG16.16, PG16.18 and TE17.112 together.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request that the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning work collaboratively with the Toronto Transit Commission to develop a list of transit priorities, to be approved by City Council, and that these priorities be included in the Official Plan review.

Origin
(June 14, 2012) Letter from Councillor Karen Stintz, Ward 16, Eglinton Lawrence
Summary

Over the past several months there have been many discussions about transit in Toronto and in the Greater Toronto Area.  The Executive Committee passed a motion entitled: Moving Forward: Improving Public Transit and Relieving Traffic Congestion through a Regional Funding Strategy.  The motion directs the City Manager to engage and participate with Metrolinx in establishing a funding strategy for the Metrolinx regional transit plan.

 

It is important that the City also considers its transit needs and develops a transit plan that supports its Official Plan.  As the Official Plan is currently under review, I would request that the City, in conjunction with the Toronto Transit Commission, develop a list of transit priorities that would complete the current transit system.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 14, 2012) Councillor Karen Stintz, Ward 16, Eglinton Lawrence on Request to Include Transit Priorities in the Official Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-48507.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(July 10, 2012) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.New.PG16.16.1)
(July 11, 2012) E-mail from Eileen Denny (CC.New.PG16.16.2)

PG16.17

ACTION 

 

 

 

Request to Establish a Midtown Planning Group
Communications PG16.17.4 to PG16.17.9 have been submitted on this Item

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council establish the Midtown Planning Group to create a proactive, holistic, and comprehensive strategy for planning in the Yonge and Eglinton area of Midtown, which will bring consistency to planning across Community Council Boundaries.  The composition of the Midtown Planning Group would include the three local councillors who represent the centre of Yonge and Eglinton and local resident association members invited to participate by the local councillors.  The purpose of the strategy is to be proactive and to establish the planning framework in advance of planning applications.

Origin
(May 28, 2012) Letter from Councillors Josh Matlow and Karen Stintz
Summary

The Yonge-Eglinton area is considered a Centre within the Official Plan, which means the area is designated for intensification of employment and residential uses.  There is a great deal of development currently underway in, or being proposed for, the Centre and the construction of the light-rapid transit along Eglinton will likely increase development activity.

 

Currently the Yonge-Eglinton area is divided between two planning departments, two Community Councils and three municipal ward boundaries (Wards 22, 16 and 25).  The North York Community Council adjudicates planning applications for the north-west and north-east part of the Centre north of Roehampton and the Toronto and East York Community Council adjudicates planning applications for the southern portion of the Centre.  Although there are urban design guidelines, an area study and work underway for the urban planning to support the light-rapid transit line, a strategy is required to ensure this work is comprehensive and consistent across Community Council boundaries.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2012) Joint Letter from Councillors Josh Matlow and Karen Stintz on Midtown Planning Group
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-48503.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(June 15, 2012) Letter from Terry Mills, ARRIS Strategy Studio (PG.New.PG16.17.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/comm/communicationfile-30879.pdf)

(June 15, 2012) E-mail from Patrick Smyth for and on behalf of Avenue Road Eglinton Community Association (ARECA) (PG.New.PG16.17.2)
(June 15, 2012) E-mail from Ben Daube, President, The Sherwood Park Residents' Association (PG.New.PG16.17.3)
Communications (City Council)
(July 9, 2012) E-mail from S. Corbin, Avenue Road Eglinton Community Association (ARECA) (CC.Supp.PG16.17.4)
(July 9, 2012) Letter from Ann King, Community Liaison Co-ordinator, Stanley Knowles Housing Co-operative (CC.Supp.PG16.17.5)
(July 10, 2012) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Peter Baker, Co-Chairs, FoNTRA (CC.Supp.PG16.17.6)
(July 10, 2012) Letter from Tom Cohen, Chair, Eglinton Park Residents' Association (EPRA) (CC.Supp.PG.16.17.7)
(July 10, 2012) E-mail from Greg Russell, President, South Eglinton Residents' and Ratepayers' Association (SERRA) (CC.New.PG16.17.8)
(July 10, 2012) Letter from William H. Roberts, Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (CC.New.PG16.17.9)

PG16.18

ACTION 

 

 

 

East Bayfront LRT (TE17.112)
Communications PG16.18.1 and PG16.18.2 has been submitted on this Item

Council will consider Items PG16.16, PG16.18 and TE17.112 together.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council support and endorse the East Bayfront LRT line as an added priority for Toronto's transit network.

 

2.         City Council request the City Manager and the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission, in consultation with Waterfront Toronto and Metrolinx, to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee meeting on October 12, 2012, addressing the following:

 

a.         explore funding and financial tools that may be available to complete the waterfront rapid transit plan, and

 

b.         explore connecting East Bayfront with Cherry Street to facilitate transportation for the Pan/Parapan Am Games Athletes' Village and future residents in the West Don Lands and East Bayfront.

Origin
(June 15, 2012) Letter from Councillor Pam McConnell
Summary

I would like to bring to your attention an item that was unanimously endorsed by the Toronto and East York Community Council on Wednesday 13 June 2012, regarding the East Bayfront LRT.

 

Within a few short years, Toronto will host the Pan/Parapan American Games.  A vital part of the 2015 Games infrastructure is the Athletes' Village, which will house over 10,000 participants in the West Don Lands.  This premier sports event will bring an unprecedented level of activity and traffic to Toronto's waterfront, and it will bring the attention of the world.

 

Meanwhile, the East Bayfront is the site of considerable investment by international developers and is set to become the location for hundreds of businesses, tens of thousands of residents, and a destination for both Torontonians and visitors.  Already the home for Corus and the new George Brown College Campus, this area will become a key economic driver for the city.

 

Furthermore, this transit line has been identified as a necessary component to unlock the future opportunities in the Port Lands.

 

However, these efforts to bring economic and social benefit to Toronto are in serious jeopardy because the City has not followed through on its promise and obligation to provide rapid transit to the area.  The Environmental Assessment and designs have all been completed and approved for the East Bayfront LRT, but it is only partially funded.

 

Currently, work is underway on revitalizing the stretch of Queens Quay west of Bay Street.  The work here will include realigning the tracks and improving the flow for transit, traffic, and pedestrians.  This project is only one part of the entire waterfront transit plan, but it is the only portion that is completely funded at this time.  The entire waterfront transit plan needs to be completed to ensure its success and effectiveness.

 

It is imperative that the Planning and Growth Management Committee support and endorse the East Bayfront LRT as an additional priority in Toronto's transit plan and that staff immediately ensure that financial resources are identified to complete the Queens Quay transit strategy.

Background Information (Committee)
(June 15, 2012) Letter from Councillor Pam McConnell on Toronto and East York Community Council Item TE17.112 (East Bayfront LRT)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-48508.pdf)

(June 13, 2012) East Bayfront LRT (TE17.112)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-48510.pdf)

(February 7, 2012) Letter from John C. O'Keefe Jr., Managing Partner, 3c Lakeshore Inc.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-48628.pdf)

Speakers

Alfredo  Romano, President, Castlepoint Studio Partners Limited
Councillor Pam McConnell, Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale

Communications (City Council)
(July 9, 2012) E-mail from Jack Brannigan (CC.Supp.PG16.18.1)
(July 10, 2012) E-mail from Julie Beddoes, Chair, Development Committee, Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association (CC.New.PG16.18.2)

Public Works and Infrastructure Committee - Meeting 16
PW16.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

York/Bay/Yonge Gardiner Interchange Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment Study - Proposed North-South Street East of York Street
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City officials to amend the York/ Bay/Yonge Interchange Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment Study to exclude the proposed north-south street between Queens Quay West and Harbour Street, east of York Street.

Origin
(May 28, 2012) Report from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

City Council, at its meeting of August 25, 26 and 27, 2010, in considering the report titled "Gardiner Expressway York/Bay/Yonge Interchange Reconfiguration - Municipal Class Environmental Assessment" (PW25.12) approved the reconfiguration of the York/Bay/Yonge off-ramps from the eastbound Gardiner Expressway. In approving these modifications, City Council also directed staff to undertake further public consultation with respect to the proposed north-south street between Harbour Street and Queens Quay West, east of York Street, that had been identified in the report, and that the results be presented to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.

 

Staff and the City's consultant developed and assessed several alternative configurations of this proposed street, and consulted with affected agencies, stakeholders, local interest groups, and the public. While such a street could provide some benefit in terms of traffic circulation, site access, and short-term parking opportunities, residents of the immediate area are generally opposed to the use of the subject land for anything other than public park space.

 

In consideration of the public response, it is recommended that the design, approval and implementation of this facility not be pursued further at this time. It is noted that this particular element is ancillary to the ramp reconfiguration in any event and has negligible impact on the overall plan.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2012) Report and Figure 1 from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, on York/Bay/Yonge Gardiner Interchange Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment Study - Proposed North-South Street East of York Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-48098.pdf)

Speakers

Ulla Colgrass, Director, York Quay Neighbourhood Association

Communications (Committee)
(June 13, 2012) E-mail from Ulla Colgrass, York Quay Neighbourhood Association (PW.New.PW16.1.1)

PW16.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Follow-up Report: Amendment to Chapter 743, "Use of Streets and Sidewalks", of the Toronto Municipal Code - Bicycles
Bill 1064 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 743, “Streets and Sidewalks, Use of,” § 743-9 of Article II, Prohibited and Regulated Activities, by adding the following after § 743-9P:

 

“§ 743-9Q. § 743-9P shall not prohibit the chaining, locking or attaching of a bicycle  that, in the General Manager’s opinion, is in good operating condition and is not chained, locked or attached so as to damage or interfere with the use of municipal property or an authorized encroachment.”

 

2.         City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City Official to take the necessary action to give effect to the foregoing, including the introduction in Council of any Bills that may be required.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee requested the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in the fall of 2012 on the availability of bicycle parking on public right-of-ways and streets.

Origin
(May 28, 2012) Report from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

At its meeting of February 6 and 7, 2012, Toronto City Council adopted, as amended, Item PW9.10,  “Amendments to Chapter 743, ‘Use of Streets and Sidewalks,’ of the Toronto Municipal Code – Final Report” (referred to as the “Streets By-law”). City Council enacted these amendments at its meeting of March 5-7, 2012, as By-law No.375-2012.

 

City Council referred a motion to the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services for consideration and report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee to exempt bicycles “. . . in good operating condition” from the prohibition against chaining, locking or attaching any “. . . article or thing” to waste receptacles, streetlights, parking meters, utility poles, transit shelters, fences, trees or any other municipal property or authorized encroachment for a period of not longer than 24 consecutive hours (Article II, § 743-9P).

 

An amendment to § 743-9 of Article II, Prohibited and Regulated Activities, of the new by-law is recommended for adoption. This clause will clarify that bicycles in good operating condition are exempt from the provisions of § 743-9P.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2012) Report from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, on Follow-up Report: Amendment to Chapter 743, "Use of Streets and Sidewalks", of the Toronto Municipal Code - Bicycles
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-48099.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Paula Fletcher

Communications (Committee)
(June 10, 2012) E-mail from Gord Brown (PW.New.PW16.2.1)

PW16.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20, 27 

On-Street Electric Vehicle Charging Stations - Pilot Project
Bills 1092 and 1093 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve a one-year pilot project to provide curb-side charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs), generally as described in the report dated May 24, 2012, from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2.         City Council approve an increase in the 2012 Approved Capital Budget for Transportation Services for the "On-Street Electric Vehicle Charging Station Pilot Project" by $65,000.00 gross, funded from the Toronto Atmospheric Fund grant in the same amount, with no debt impact.

 

3.         City Council authorize the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services to enter into and execute an agreement with the Toronto Atmospheric Fund on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, for grant funding for the EV pilot project in the amount of $65,000.00.

 

4.         City Council authorize the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate the terms and conditions and enter into and execute an agreement with Toronto Hydro on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, including any provision that the City provide an indemnification, to facilitate the connection of the EV charging stations to the Toronto Hydro power grid.

 

5.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, to amend the appropriate by-laws to create the necessary prohibitions related to the use of an EV-designated space by non-EVs and by EVs not actively connected to the charging station.

 

6.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, to amend the appropriate by-laws to establish a fixed fine of $60.00 for any new offences created by Recommendation No. 5 above.

 

7.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the Acting General Manager of Transportation Services, to make application to the Senior Regional Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice to establish set fines and that the amounts requested be equal to the fixed fine amount outlined in Recommendation No. 6 above.

 

8.         City Council request the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services to report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee with an evaluation of the one-year pilot program, that would include a discussion of the following issues associated with the placement and operation of an EV charging station:

 

a.         Charging station procurement and installation;

b.         Parking space selection criteria and considerations;

c.         Operational issues, including electricity usage and space utilization and enforcement;

d.         Revenue generation opportunities;

e.         Regulations and enforcement matters associated with designating a new class of vehicle to park on the road including the required creation of new related parking offences;

f.          Outreach to the owners of electric vehicles and the manufacturers of electric vehicles to advise that these new spaces are available; and

g.         Required signage and pavement markings.

 

9.         City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect to Recommendations 1, 5 and 6 in the report dated May 24, 2012, from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, including the submission of the necessary by-laws.

Origin
(May 24, 2012) Report from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

Transportation Services, working with the Toronto Environment Office (TEO) and the City's "Electric Vehicle Staff Working Group", is recommending the installation of five curb-side electric vehicle (EV) charging stations within the public right-of-way as part of a one-year pilot study.   Funds for the procurement, installation and operation of these charging stations, estimated to cost approximately $65,000.00, will be provided through a grant from the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF).   This report outlines the financial, regulatory and technical issues associated with this pilot project.

 

Increasing fuel costs and more stringent government fuel efficiency regulations are driving growing investment by car manufacturers in the production of EVs.  The Nissan LEAF, Mitsubishi i-MIEV, Chevrolet Volt and Mercedes Smart For Two are four examples of EVs available to the public.  By 2015, it is forecast that over 40 electric vehicle models could be available on the market.  As a result, it is forecast that the EV market share will expand five-fold by 2020.

 

Municipalities across North America and Europe are now grappling with the impact this significant shift in transportation technology could have on the existing infrastructure and services provided to business and residents. The proposed pilot is intended to inform such aspects as the feasibility and rationale of providing on-street EV charging; space selection and operational criteria; revenue opportunities; regulation and enforcement.

 

Should this pilot project be approved by City Council, Transportation Services would submit a further report to the Toronto and East York Community Council recommending the traffic and parking by-law amendments required to implement these curb-side charging stations.   Following installation, staff will monitor and evaluate the pilot project and report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee with its findings.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 24, 2012) Report and Appendices A and B from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, on On-Street Electric Vehicle Charging Stations - Pilot Project
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-48107.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(June 14, 2012) E-mail from Karen Buck (PW.New.PW16.4.1)

PW16.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

On-Street Stopping Prohibitions - Proposed Exemption for Limousines While Engaged in Loading/Unloading Passengers
Bill 1054 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council exempt limousines licensed by the City of Toronto to operate within the City from on-street stopping prohibitions while actively engaged in the loading and unloading of passengers.

 

2.         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 Recommendation 1 above.

 

3.         City Council forward a copy of the report (May 24, 2012) from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, to the Toronto Police Services Board and the Toronto Parking Authority, to make them aware of this exemption and to ensure the enforcement of the other on-street stopping prohibitions.

Origin
(May 24, 2012) Report from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

This report seeks approval from City Council to exempt limousines licensed by the City of Toronto from on-street stopping prohibitions while actively engaged in the loading and unloading of passengers.  This exemption is similar to an exemption currently in place for taxicabs licensed by the City.

 

It is emphasized that this exemption does not permit taxis, or limousines, should it be so extended, to stand at the curb and wait for passengers in a No Stopping Zone.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 24, 2012) Report from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, on On-Street Stopping Prohibitions - Proposed Exemption for Limousines While Engaged in Loading/Unloading Passengers
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-48111.pdf)


PW16.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Contract Award - Request for Proposal 6035-12-3000 - Processing Services for Leaf and Yard Material and Digester Solids
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to negotiate and enter into an agreement with All Treat Farms Ltd. for processing services for up to 40,000 tonnes per year of Leaf and Yard Material and up to 30,000 tonnes per year of Digester Solids for a period of ten (10) years with an option to renew for up to an additional two (2) years at the sole discretion of  the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, based on the terms and conditions set out in the Request for Proposal, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, at a total cost not to exceed $64.559 million net of all taxes and $65.695 million net of HST recoveries.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to negotiate and enter into separate agreements for a period of five (5) years with an option to renew for up to an additional two (2) years at the sole discretion of the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, based on the terms and conditions as set out in the Request for Proposal in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor with the following recommended proponents:

 

(a)        Miller Waste Systems Inc. for processing services for up to 10,000 tonnes per year of Leaf and Yard Material for  a total cost not to exceed $4.141 million net of all taxes and $4.214 million net of HST recoveries; and

 

(b)         Gro-Bark (Ontario) Ltd. for processing services for up to 10,000 tonnes per year of Leaf and Yard Material for a total cost not to exceed $3.244 million net of all taxes and $3.301 million net of HST recoveries.

Origin
(May 30, 2012) Report from the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and the Acting Director, Purchasing and Materials Management
Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise on the results of Request for Proposal 6035-12-3000 for the provision of Processing Services for Leaf and Yard Material and Digester Solids, and to request authority to negotiate and enter into separate agreements with each of the recommended proponents: All Treat Farms Ltd., Miller Waste Systems Inc. and Gro-Bark (Ontario) Ltd.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 30, 2012) Report from the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and the Acting Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, on Contract Award - Request for Proposal 6035-12-3000 Processing Services for Leaf and Yard Material and Digester Solids
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-48118.pdf)


PW16.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Use of the City's Free Advertising Entitlement from Astral Media
Communication PW16.9.1 has been submitted on this Item
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct that the Astral Media advertising entitlement be extended to the City's Agencies and Corporations for national advertising campaigns that support the City's economic development strategy.

 

2.         City Council direct that the Director of Strategic Communications communicate this entitlement to Agencies and Corporations and monitor the level of usage, if the entitlement is extended to these bodies.

 

3.         City Council direct the Director of Strategic Communications to ask Astral Media to consider greater use of the $2 million national advertising entitlement within the Toronto CMA (Census Metropolitan Area).

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

At its meeting on April 10 and 11, 2012, City Council directed the City Manager to

report to the June 14, 2012 meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on a plan to ensure free advertising available through the Astral Media Contract is utilized to the fullest extent.

 

As part of the City's Street Furniture Contract with Astral Media, Astral provides the City with free national television, radio and outdoor advertising space (billboards) up to a total value of $2 million in year one of the contract with increases indexed by the Consumer Price Index annually for a total value of $66 million over the contract term. The entitlement is made available to the City on a "space available" (unsold inventory) basis. The agreement does not provide for carryover of the unused portion of the annual advertising entitlement to subsequent year entitlements. The 20-year agreement commenced in July 2007. 

 

Most City divisions do not advertise nationally as its programs and initiatives are targeted to local Toronto audiences only. The advertising entitlement from Astral is for national media campaigns not single market campaigns, i.e. Toronto only. As a result, the City has experienced difficulty using the entire entitlement annually.

 

The Strategic Communications Division is responsible for the management of the City's free outdoor advertising and the advertising entitlement provided by Astral. Since the program's inception, the City has steadily increased its usage of the entitlement but given the restriction of the entitlement to national advertising, it is unlikely that the City will achieve 100 per cent usage each fiscal year. There may be cost effective opportunities to support the City's economic development strategy by using the available national advertising entitlement to raise Toronto's profile as a great place to visit, live, start a business, etc. Staff are also recommending that the City extend the entitlement to the City's Agencies and Corporations for national advertising campaigns that support the City's economic development strategy.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 30, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Use of the City's Free Advertising Entitlement from Astral Media
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-48119.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(June 14, 2012) E-mail from Steve Hartwell (CC.Main.PW16.9.1)

PW16.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 14, 19 

Western Beaches Tunnel
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies, boards, and commissions; the receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         Council adopt the confidential instructions to staff in Attachment 1 to the report (May 31, 2012) from the City Solicitor.

 

2.         Council authorize the public release of Recommendation 1 in Attachment 1 of the report (May 31, 2012) from the City Solicitor, if adopted by Council, and that the balance of the information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 remain confidential as it relates to litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies, boards, and commissions, and contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recessed its public session to meet in closed session to consider this item as it relates to litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies, boards, and commissions; and the receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Origin
(May 31, 2012) Report from the City Solicitor
Summary

The City has commenced litigation regarding the Western Beaches Tunnel.  The purpose of this report is to provide solicitor-client advice regarding the litigation and address the issue of funding for outside counsel.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 31, 2012) Report from the City Solicitor on Western Beaches Tunnel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-48120.pdf)

(May 31, 2012) Confidential Attachment 1 - Western Beaches Tunnel
Speakers

Councillor Paula Fletcher


Etobicoke York Community Council - Meeting 17
EY17.20

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 13 

Public Art Plan - 1 and 2 Old Mill Drive (formerly 2464-2490 Bloor Street West and 2500 Bloor Street West)
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 1 and 2 Old Mill Drive - Public Art Plan attached to the report dated May 18, 2012, from the Director, Urban Design.

Origin
(May 18, 2012) Report from the Director, Urban Design
Summary

The purpose of this staff report is to seek City Council approval of the 1 and 2 Old Mill Drive - Public Art Plan.  The plan has been prepared by the proponent's consultant in compliance with the development approval provisions.  The plan, which is included as Attachment 1 of this report, outlines the method by which the owner will commission public art on the development sites.

 

The proposed development consists of a 10-storey residential building at 2 Old Mill Drive and a 12-storey mixed-use building at 1 Old Mill Drive.   The sites are located on the north side of Bloor Street West, between the Humber River to the west and Jane Street to the east, an established residential neighbourhood is located to the north.  Traymore Park abuts 1 Old Mill Drive to the north.  The art is proposed to be on private property along the street frontages in highly visible and accessible areas of the sites. 

 

The 1 and 2 Old Mill Drive - Public Art Plan provides a framework for a public art commission including the introduction and background; the site context and public art site; the artist selection method; the documentation, communications and public relations;  the estimated art budget; and schedule.  The attached plan meets the objectives of City Planning’s Percent for Public Art Guidelines and is supported by the Toronto Public Art Commission.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 18, 2012) Report from the Director, Urban Design regarding a Public Art Plan at 1 and 2 Old Mill Drive (formerly 2464-2490 Bloor Street West and 2500 Bloor Street West)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-47665.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Public Art Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-47666.pdf)


EY17.21

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 11 

Removal of Permit Parking Lot - Liverpool Street
Bill 975 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the deletion of the Liverpool Parking Lot, situated at the eastern end of Liverpool Street and Runnymede Road, from Schedule "A" of Chapter 925, Permit Parking.

Origin
(May 24, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District
Summary

Transportation Services is requesting authority from City Council to remove the permit parking lot located at the eastern end of Liverpool Street and Runnymede Road, from the permit parking inventory.

 

The property situated at 828 Runnymede Road, also known as the "Liverpool Parking Lot", has been declared surplus and subsequently sold by the City to Habitat for Humanity.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 24, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District regarding the Removal of a Permit Parking Lot at Liverpool Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-47727.pdf)

Attachment 1 - area map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-47728.pdf)


EY17.24

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 4 

Highway Alteration - Scarlett Road south of Fontenay Court
Bill 1040 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the alterations and modifications on Scarlett Road, south of Fontenay Court as indicated in Appendix “A”, and generally as shown on the attached sketch, Attachment 1, to the report (May 11, 2012) from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District.

Origin
(May 11, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District
Summary

Transportation Services is requesting City Council authority to alter Scarlett Road, south of Fontenay Court, by widening the west side of Scarlett Road in order to accommodate a designated northbound left turn lane.

 

The proposed road alteration is development related and all costs will be funded by the developer as part of conditions of site plan approval. This highway alteration will improve traffic operations.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 11, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District regarding a Highway Alteration at Scarlett Road south of Fontenay Court
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-47548.pdf)

Attachment 1 and 2 - Maps
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-47549.pdf)


EY17.25

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Highway Alteration - Islington Avenue north of Cordova Avenue/Central Park Roadway
Bill 1041 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council submits this Item to City Council without recommendation.

Origin
(May 9, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District
Summary

Transportation Services is requesting City Council authority to alter Islington Avenue, north of Cordova Avenue/Central Park Roadway, by installing a raised centre median from the north stop line to a point 45 metres north of the intersection.

 

The proposed centre median will prevent left turns in and out of the driveway to 1286 1294 Islington Avenue. By preventing these left turns, we will improve traffic flow and reduce the conflicts that can result from motorists accessing this driveway in close proximity to the signalized intersection of Islington Avenue and Cordova Avenue/Central Park Roadway.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 9, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District regarding a Highway Alteration on Islington Avenue north of Cordova Avenue/Central Park Roadway
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-47540.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-47541.pdf)


EY17.26

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 3, 5 

Traffic Control Signals - Burnhamthorpe Road and Meadowbank Road
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Burnhamthorpe Road and Meadowbank Road.

 

2.         City Council approve the removal of the pedestrian crossover on Burnhamthorpe Road at Meadowbank Road, in conjunction with installing traffic control signals.

Origin
(May 17, 2012) Report from the 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 Burnhamthorpe Road and Meadowbank Road.

 

Although the warrants for the installation of traffic control signals are not met, a safety audit of the existing pedestrian crossover on Burnhamthorpe Road at Meadowbank Road showed that this location is no longer environmentally suitable for a pedestrian crossover, given the existing operating speed of vehicle traffic on Burnhamthorpe Road. Based on the results of the pedestrian crossover audit, staff is recommending that the pedestrian crossover be replaced with traffic control signals.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 17, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District regarding Traffic Control Signals at Burnhamthorpe Road and Meadowbank Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-47538.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-47539.pdf)


EY17.32

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 6 

Parking Regulation Amendment - Kipling Avenue
Bills 995 and 996 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve rescinding the “Maximum 60 Minute Parking Anytime” prohibition on the east side of Kipling Avenue between Birmingham Street and New Toronto Street.

 

2.         City Council approve rescinding the “No Parking, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays" prohibition on the east side of Kipling Avenue between a point 61 metres north of Lake Shore Boulevard West and New Toronto Street.

 

3.         City Council approve enacting a “No Standing Anytime” prohibition on the east side Kipling Avenue between New Toronto Street and a point 115 metres south of New Toronto Street.

 

4.         City Council approve enacting a “Maximum 60 Minute Parking Anytime" parking prohibition on the east side of Kipling Avenue between Birmingham Street and a point 115 metres south of New Toronto Street.

 

5.         City Council approve enacting a “No Parking, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays" prohibition on the east side of Kipling Avenue between a point 61 metres north of Lake Shore Boulevard West and point 115 metres south of New Toronto Street.

Origin
(May 8, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to receive approval for the installation of a "No Standing Anytime" regulation on the east side of Kipling Avenue between New Toronto Street and a point 115 metres south of New Toronto Street.

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates transit service on this street, City Council approval of this report is required. TTC staff has been consulted on the matter and has not objected to the proposal.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 8, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District regarding Parking Regulation Amendment on Kipling Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-47428.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-47429.pdf)


EY17.38

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 6 

Construction Staging Area - Lake Shore Boulevard West
Bills 1098 and 1099 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the occupation of the boulevard and parking lay-by area on the south side of Lake Shore Boulevard West between Long Branch Avenue and a point 49 metres further east, from July 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013, as shown on the drawing attached to the report (May 10, 2012) from the Director, Transportation Services.

 

2.         City Council approve the removal of the existing "One Hour, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m." parking regulation on the south side of Lake Shore Boulevard, from a point seven metres east of Long Branch Avenue to a point 42 further east, from July 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013.

 

3.         City Council direct that Lake Shore Boulevard West be returned to its pre-construction traffic and parking regulations when the project is complete.

Origin
(May 10, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services – Etobicoke York District
Summary

Queenscorp (Long Branch) Inc. is constructing a seven storey condominium apartment with retail on the ground floor at 3563-3567 Lake Shore Boulevard West, on the southeast corner of Lake Shore Boulevard West and Long Branch Avenue. The parking lay-by area on the south side of Lake Shore Boulevard West between Long Branch Avenue and a point 49 metres further east will need to be closed for a period of eight months.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 10, 2012) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District regarding a Construction Staging Area on Lake Shore Boulevard West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-47571.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-47572.pdf)


EY17.41

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 17 

School Bus Loading Zone - Dufferin Street
Bills 1002, 1003 and 1004 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve rescinding the existing "No Parking 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays" regulation on the east side of Dufferin Street, from Beaver Avenue to Brandon Avenue.

 

2.         City Council approve rescinding the existing "No Parking Anytime" regulation on the east side of Dufferin Street, from Beaver Avenue to Rosemount Avenue.