Agenda

Consolidated



City Council


Meeting No. 41   Contact Marilyn Toft, Manager
Meeting Date Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
  Phone 416-392-7032
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail clerk@toronto.ca
Location Council Chamber, City Hall
     


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The City video records Council, committee and community council meetings. If you make a presentation to a committee or community council, the City will be video recording you and City staff may make the video recordings available to the public. If you want to learn more about why and how the City collects your information, write to the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto ON M5H 2N2 or call 416-392-7032.

 

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

 

November 7, 2013


toronto.ca/council

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Routine Matters - Meeting 41
RM41.1

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 the Philippines
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-63766.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Weldon Homer Clark
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-63786.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Bruce Melanson
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-63788.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Mohammad Salman Qaadri
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-63789.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Paul Reichmann
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-63791.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Alnoor Sayani
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-63787.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Norman Sue-Kam-Ling
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-63790.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Carla Warrilow
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-63725.pdf)


RM41.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Confirmation of Minutes
Summary

City Council will confirm the Minutes from the regular meeting held on October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013, and the special meeting held on October 10, 2013.


RM41.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Introduction of Committee Reports and New Business from City Officials
Summary

Deferred Committee Items:

                          Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Item PW25.6

                          Toronto and East York Community Council Item TE26.23

 

Report of the Executive Committee from Meeting 35 on October 30, 2013

                         Submitted by Mayor Rob Ford, Chair

 

Report of the Audit Committee from Meeting 13 on October 31, 2013

Submitted by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, Chair

 

Report of the Board of Health from Meeting 24 on September 30, 2013

Submitted by Councillor Joe Mihevc, Chair

 

Report of the Civic Appointments Committee from Meeting 24 on October 28, 2013

Submitted by Councillor Frances Nunziata, Chair

 

Report of the Community Development and Recreation Committee from Meeting 24 on October 28, 2013

Submitted by Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Chair

 

Report of the Economic Development Committee from Meeting 26 on October 29, 2013

Submitted by Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair

 

Report of the Government Management Committee from Meeting 25 on October 15, 2013

Submitted by Councillor David Shiner, Chair

 

Report of the Licensing and Standards Committee from Meeting 24 on October 29, 2013

                            Submitted by Councillor Cesar Palacio, Chair

 

Report of the Parks and Environment Committee from Meeting 23 on October 23, 2013

Submitted by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Chair

 

Report of the Planning and Growth Management Committee from Meeting 27 on October 22, 2013

Submitted by Councillor Peter Milczyn, Chair

 

Report of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee from Meeting 26 on October 21, 2013

Submitted by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Chair

 

Report of the Striking Committee from Meeting 12 on November 5, 2013

Submitted by Deputy Mayor Norman Kelly, Chair

 

Report of the Etobicoke York Community Council from Meeting 28 on October 17, 2013

Submitted by Councillor Vincent Crisanti, Chair

 

Report of the North York Community Council from Meeting 27 on October 17, 2013

Submitted by Councillor Maria Augimeri, Chair

 

Report of the Scarborough Community Council from Meeting 27 on October 17, 2013

Submitted by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti, Chair

 

Report of the Toronto and East York Council from Meeting 27 on October 17, 2013

Submitted by Councillor Paula Fletcher, Chair

 

New Business submitted by City Officials

 

 

 


RM41.4

Information 

 

 

Ward:All 

Petitions
Summary

Members of Council may file petitions.

Background Information
Petition addressed to Mayor Rob Ford, submitted by Councillor Jaye Robinson, Ward 25 - Don Valley West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-63752.pdf)


RM41.5

Presentation 

 

 

Ward:All 

Presentations, Introductions and Announcements
Summary

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


RM41.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Review of the Order Paper
Summary

City Council will review the Order Paper.

Background Information
November 13, 2013 Order Paper
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-63758.pdf)

November 14, 2013 Order Paper
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-63793.pdf)

November 15, 2013 Order Paper
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-63770.pdf)

November 18, 2013 Order Paper
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-63828.pdf)


Administrative Inquiry - Meeting 41
IA41.1

Information 

 

 

Ward:All 

Administrative Inquiry regarding the City of Toronto News Release Boilerplate
The City Manager has submitted an Answer to this Inquiry (IA41.1a)

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

Councillor Josh Matlow has submitted the following Administrative Inquiry:

 

“I am submitting this administrative inquiry under Municipal Code S27-61 to seek information regarding the status of the boilerplate that is included with each City of Toronto news release.

 

In November of last year, I wrote to the City Manager requesting that this boilerplate be revised to remove the inappropriately ideological, partisan, and politically aspirational (rather than factual) content which purports to speak for City Council without the authority to do so. Rather than serving as a political weathervane, the official boilerplate describing our city ought to reflect the fundamental characteristics and qualities of Toronto that we can all agree on.

 

A spokesperson from Strategic Communications announced in January that they were working to revise the paragraph to make it more factual and to reflect, for example, that Toronto will be hosting the Pan Am Games in 2015. And yet, several months later, there has been no apparent progress. There was also a suggestion by Strategic Communications at the time that this progress was being held up by a member of the mayor’s office even though there is no authority given to the mayor’s office to prescribe the City of Toronto’s news release boilerplate.

 

I am requesting answers to the following questions:

 

1.         Why does each news release from the City of Toronto continue to include the inappropriate boilerplate despite staff’s stated intention to revise it?

 

2.         What is the course of action that City Council can take to support the intention of Strategic Communications to revise the City of Toronto’s news release boilerplate to ensure it is factual and asserts what we all value about our city rather than being ideological, partisan or politically aspirational?”

Background Information
(October 28, 2013) Administrative Inquiry from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22, St. Paul's, regarding the City of Toronto News Release Boilerplate
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-63456.pdf)

(November 8, 2013) Answer to Administrative Inquiry from the City Manager (IA41.1a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-63666.pdf)


Deferred Items - Meeting 41
(Deferred by City Council from October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013 to be considered as the first Item after the Mayor's Key Item(s) - 2013.PW25.6)
PW25.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Biosolids Management Update
First Item after the Mayor's Key Matter

Communications PW25.6.14 to PW25.6.27 have been submitted on this Item.
Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege and is about potential litigation that affects the City
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the preparation of a Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) that will examine all reasonable and feasible biosolids management alternatives for the Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

 

2.         City Council direct Toronto Water to issue and award a Request for Proposal for the preparation of the Class EA that includes the Scope of Work set out in Attachment 2 to the report (September 11, 2013) from the General Manager, Toronto Water, jointly prepared with the input of Toronto Public Health and Environment and Energy Office.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, to ensure that all regular public meetings of the Highland Creek Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liaison Committee are held in a suitable public venue readily accessible to area residents including by public transportation, and that they are advertised, prior to them being held, in a timely manner on the City of Toronto's website.

 

4.         City Council direct the General Manager, Toronto Water, to post the Terms of Reference for the Highland Creek Neighbourhood Liaison Committee on the Toronto Water portion of the City of Toronto website.

 

5.         City Council direct that the public notices for any community consultation regardless of their format and distribution clearly state all options being examined for disposal of biosolids at the Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

 

6.         City Council request that the General Manager, Toronto Water, regularly review the Terms of Reference of each of the Neighbourhood Liaison Committees under the purview of Toronto Water and report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee with any recommendations for change.

 

7.         City Council receive the report (September 11, 2013) from the City Solicitor for information.

 

8.         City Council direct that the confidential information in Attachment 1 to the report (September 11, 2013) from the City Solicitor remain confidential as it is subject to solicitor-client privilege and concerns potential litigation which affects the City.

Origin
(September 11, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water
Summary

This is to provide an update on actions taken since the May 2011 direction from Council to implement Beneficial Use as the primary biosolids management strategy and Landfill Disposal as a contingency option for the Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (HCTP).

 

In March 2012, staff released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to retain Consulting services to prepare a conceptual design for the infrastructure necessary to implement the Council directed biosolids management program for HCTP.  A Conceptual Design Report is now complete and provides details on the requirements and costs associated with constructing a truck loading facility including the necessary odour controls as well as additional digesters to ensure biosolids meet regulatory standards for agricultural land application in Ontario.  

 

The November 2012 Staff Report to PWIC advised of the need to undertake a Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) in order to pursue Council's direction.   The Staff Report advised that this course of action was chosen after consultation with the Ontario Ministry of Environment (MOE) and addresses the risk of Part II Orders if the December 2009 Biosolids Master Plan is used as the approval document to implement Council direction.  The Environmental Assessment Act allows any interested parties to make a request to the MOE for a higher level of assessment for a Class EA project if they feel there are significant outstanding issues that have not been adequately addressed and could be addressed through an individual environmental assessment process. This is known as a Part II Order Request.  

 

The RFP for the Schedule B Class EA was developed with the input of Toronto Public Health (TPH) and the Toronto Energy and Environment Office (EEO).   TPH wrote the terms of reference and will oversee the development of the Health Impact Assessments for the alternatives under study.  The Toronto Energy and Environment Office wrote the requirements for Cumulative Impact Assessment regarding air emissions incorporating the City's in-house developed air model.   

 

A RFP to retain consulting services for the Schedule B Class EA was released April 19, 2013 but was subsequently withdrawn pending Council approval of this Staff Report.  It is anticipated that the EA will take approximately 12 months to complete from the execution date of a consulting services agreement and will cost approximately $500,000.  Costs could rise depending on the degree of stakeholder input and consultation as well as Part II Orders.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 11, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water, on Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Biosolids Management Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-61360.pdf)

(September 11, 2013) Attachment 1 - Executive Summary of HCTP Biosolids Truck Loading Facility Conceptual Design Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-61483.pdf)

(September 11, 2013) Attachment 2 - Scope of Work for Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Biosolids Management Schedule B Environmental Assessment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-61494.pdf)

Speakers

Dr. Tharsini  Manivannan
Allen Elias, Member, Highland Creek Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liasion Committee
Heather Marshall, DeTOx Toronto Campaigner, Toronto Environmental Alliance
Barbara McElgunn, Highland Creek Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liasion Committee
Frank Moir, Highland Creek Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liaison Committee
Karen  Buck
Councillor Paul Ainslie
Councillor Ron  Moeser

Communications (Committee)
(September 16, 2013) E-mail from Ron Wootton, Chairman, Coronation Community Association (PW.New.PW25.6.1)
(September 17, 2013) E-mail from Per-Inge and Victoria Schei (PW.New.PW25.6.2)
(September 19, 2013) E-mail from Brian Steen (PW.New.PW25.6.3)
(September 19, 2013) E-mail from Frank Moir  (PW.New.PW25.6.4)
(September 19, 2013) E-mail from Alan Park (PW.New.PW25.6.5)
(September 19, 2013) E-mail from Jim Wakefield (PW.New.PW25.6.6)
(September 19, 2013) E-mail from Barbara McElgunn (PW.New.PW25.6.7)
(September 19, 2013) E-mail from Desmond Vandenberg (PW.New.PW25.6.8)
(September 20, 2013) Submission from Karen Buck (PW.New.PW25.6.9)
(September 19, 2013) E-mail from Kimberley Milliard (PW.New.PW25.6.10)
(September 20, 2013) E-mail from Nadia Heyd (PW.New.PW25.6.11)
(September 20, 2013) E-mail from Penelope Corrin (PW.New.PW25.6.12)
(September 20, 2013) Submission from Allen Elias (PW.New.PW25.6.13)
Communications (City Council)
(October 3, 2013) Letter from Bruce and Betty Smith (CC.Supp.PW25.6.14)
(October 4, 2013) E-mail from Barbara McElgunn, Member, Highland Creek Neighbourhood Liaision Committee (CC.Supp.PW25.6.15)
(October 6, 2013) E-mail from Frank Moir (CC.Supp.PW25.6.16)
(October 6, 2013) E-mail from Jim Wakefield, Member, Highland Creek Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liaison Committee (CC.Supp.PW25.6.17)
(October 6, 2013) E-mail from Austin Jeffries (CC.Supp.PW25.6.18)
(October 5, 2013) E-mail from Paul Lewkowicz (CC.Supp.PW25.6.19)
(October 6, 2013) E-mail from Allen Elias (CC.Supp.PW25.6.20)
(October 5, 2013) E-mail from Ronald J. Wootton, President, Coronation Community Association (CC.Supp.PW25.6.21)
(October 7, 2013) E-mail from Per-Inge and Victoria Schei (CC.Supp.PW25.6.22)
(October 8, 2013) E-mail from Peter Breeden (CC.New.PW25.6.23)
(October 8, 2013) Petition from Councillor Ron Moeser, Ward 44 - Scarborough East, headed "Highland Creek Treatment Plant", containing the names of approximately 1,876 persons - filed during the routine matters portion of the October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013 meeting (CC.New)
(November 10, 2013) E-mail from Nancy Wistow and John (Jack) Wistow (CC.Supp.PW25.6.24)
(November 12, 2013) E-mail from Allen Elias, Barbara McElgunn, Jim Wakefield, Victoria and Per Schei, Ron Wootton, President, Coronation Community Association; Highland Creek Neighbourhood Liaison Committee; Jeff Forsyth, Centennial Community and Recreation Association (CC.Supp.PW25.6.25)
(November 12, 2013) E-mail from Karen Heisz (CC.New.PW25.6.26)
(November 13, 2013) Letter from Frank Moir, Resident (CC.New.PW25.6.27)

(Deferred by City Council from October 8, 2013 - 2013.PW25.6a)
6a Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Biosolids Management Update
Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege and is about potential litigation that affects the City
Origin
(September 11, 2013) Report from the City Solicitor
Summary

This report should be read in conjunction with the report from the General Manager, Toronto Water which provides an update on developments since the May 2011 direction from Council to implement Beneficial Use as the primary biosolids management strategy and Landfill Disposal as a contingency for the Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant ("HCTP").  This report has been prepared to ensure that Committee and Council have the related legal advice for consideration along with the General Manager's report.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 11, 2013) Report from the City Solicitor on Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Biosolids Management Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-61324.pdf)

(September 11, 2013) Confidential Attachment 1 - Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Biosolids Management Update

(Deferred by City Council from October 8, 9, 10, and 11, 2013 - 2013.TE26.23)
TE26.23

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:28 

Supplementary Report - 5-7 The Esplanade (Now 1 The Esplanade) - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications
The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a revised supplementary report on this Item (TE26.23a with recommendations)
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council submits this item to Council without recommendation.

Origin
(August 20, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

The approved application is for a 32-storey residential tower on top of a 4-storey mixed-use base building at 5-7 The Esplanade (now known as 1 The Esplanade).  The approved building will have a height of 112 metres (118 metres to mechanical penthouse) and 271 dwelling units.

 

Staff are finalizing a report to the September 10, 2013 Toronto and East York Community Council or directly to the October 8 and 9, 2013 City Council meeting recommending that Toronto and East York Community Council remove the requirement from the City Council approved final report for OPA 389 to be in force prior to the introduction of the Bills implementing the approved proposal.  The report will also recommend the removal of the "H" from the approved draft Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(August 20, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 5-7 The Esplanade (Now 1 The Esplanade) - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Supplementary Report - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-60824.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(November 8, 2013) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 5-7 The Esplanade (now 1 The Esplanade) - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications (TE26.23a - revised)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63695.pdf)


Executive Committee - Meeting 35
EX35.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Follow-up on the July 8, 2013 Storm Event
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the Toronto Hydro Board to assign appropriate staff to represent Toronto Hydro at the City's Emergency Management Working Group and the City's Toronto Emergency Management Program Committee as well as represent Toronto Hydro during emergency events in the City's Emergency Operations Centre, in keeping with Toronto Hydro's Shareholder Direction, Clause 2.2.1.

 

2.         City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Government Management Committee, no later than February, 2014, on a more coordinated approach between 311 Toronto, Toronto Hydro, Hydro One and Toronto Water, which would assist 311 Toronto in responding to Toronto residents during emergency events within the City.

 

3.         City Council request the City Manager to report to the December 5, 2013 meeting of the Executive Committee on the proposed reallocation of existing capital and/or future budget requests in the Capital Plans for City Divisions and agencies arising from the July 8, 2013 storm.

 

4.         City Council request the City Manager to consult with:

 

a.         the President of the Media Gallery on ways of improving the City's emergency response strategy; and

 

b.         the Chief Information Officer and the Director, Strategic Communications to co-ordinate a rapid and effective response during an emergency event using the City's website.

 

5.         City Council request Hydro One to:

 

a.         advance the prioritization of enhancements to the Manby Station to ensure the future reliability of the hydro system in western Toronto.

 

b.         report back to the City, through the City Manager, in the Spring of 2014, with the business and capital plans to expedite the Manby Station upgrade.

Origin
(October 16, 2013) Report from the City Manager
Summary

At its meeting on October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013, Council approved the report, Impacts from the July 8, 2013 Storm Event on the City of Toronto.  The report responded to a number of Council resolutions from the July 2013 meeting and identified how staff would respond to the balance of the storm related resolutions adopted by Council.

 

As identified in the October report, the purpose of this follow-up report is to provide further updates on:

 

-           revised storm cost estimates for City divisions, Agencies and Corporations, and the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA);

-           requests to the provincial and federal governments for financial assistance related to the July 8th storm event;

-           improvements to communications with the public during extend power outages; and

-           enhanced communications between the City and Toronto Hydro during emergencies.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 16, 2013) Report with Attachment 1, from the City Manager on Follow-up on the July 8, 2013 Storm Event
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62645.pdf)

Attachments 2, 3 and 4
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62746.pdf)

Speakers

Paul  Tremblay, Hydro One Inc.
Daffyd Roderick, Director, Corporate Affairs, Hydro One Inc.
Anthony Haines, Toronto Hydro
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby
Councillor Gord Perks


EX35.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Casa Loma Request for Proposals - Operator for Main House and Grounds
Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council enter into a twenty year agreement with the a newly formed company controlled by Liberty Entertainment Group (the "Recommended Proponent") to improve, and operate the Main House and Grounds of Casa Loma substantially as set out in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 16, 2013) from the City Manager with other such terms to be incorporated to the satisfaction of the City Manager, the Chief Corporate Officer, and the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council direct the City Clerk not to publicly release the lease and operating agreement information in the confidential attachments to the report (October 16, 2013) from the City Manager, until such time that the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture confirms that a binding lease and any other agreements between the Recommended Proponent and the City respecting operation of the Main House and Grounds Casa Loma have been executed.

 

3.         City Council direct that the net proceeds from the lease with the Liberty Group for the Main House and Grounds be placed with the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy City Manager Officer in the Casa Loma Capital Maintenance Reserve Fund (Account XR1501) for the restoration and state of good repair at the Casa Loma complex, including the north complex, to be allocated in future years through the City's capital budgeting process.

 

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

 

a.         Enter into a Municipal Capital Facility Agreement with the Recommended Proponent in respect of the portions of the Casa Loma that will be used as an eligible municipal capital facility for cultural, recreational and tourist purposes, and for parking ancillary to such facilities, when such use can be determined; and

 

b.         Exempt the portions of Casa Loma to which the municipal capital facility agreement will apply from property taxation for municipal and school purposes, which tax exemption is to be effective from the latter of the following dates: the date the municipal capital facility agreement is signed, the date the tax exemption by-law is enacted, or the commencement date of the Lease with the Recommended Proponent.

 

5.         City Council authorize the City Clerk to give written notice of the By-law when enacted pursuant to the requirements of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

 

6.         City Council request that the Casa Loma Corporation review options for the north portion of the Casa Loma complex, including consideration of issuance of an Request for Expressions of Interest, and in doing so:

           

a.         Identify a vision and uses for the north portion of the Casa Loma complex;

 

b.         Ensure the vision and uses proposed are complimentary to the heritage, tourism and event uses at the Main House and Grounds;

 

c.         Preclude the sale of City owned lands; and

 

d.         Provide that the review process includes significant community and key stakeholder consultation.

 

7.         City Council, as the sole shareholder of the Casa Loma Corporation, direct the Corporation to manage the transition to the new operator for the Main House and Grounds, and undertake the review for the north complex.

 

8.         City Council direct that Casa Loma Corporation, through the City Manager, report to Council on the review process for the north portion of Casa Loma; and that the City Manager report back on the appropriate future governance structure for the Casa Loma complex no later than the spring of 2015.

Origin
(October 16, 2013) Report from the City Manager
Summary

In October 2012, City Council authorized Casa Loma Corporation to undertake a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a suitable operator to manage the main facility at Casa Loma, known as the Main House, and to undertake an Request for Proposal for the north portion of the site.

 

This report transmits the results of the Request for Proposal issued by Casa Loma Corporation to operate and manage the Main House and grounds, and recommends an operator on specific terms over a twenty year term. The report also seeks related authorities required to implement the proposal.

 

Furthermore, the report recommends that Casa Loma Corporation complete its mandate through a review of options for re-use of the northern portion of the Casa Loma complex, including the issuance of a Request for Expressions of Interest.

 

The report adopted by the Board of the Casa Loma Corporation is contained in attachments to this report with the details of the proposed lease and financial terms set out in a separate confidential attachment. 

Background Information (Committee)
(October 16, 2013) Report from the City Manager on Casa Loma Request for Proposals - Operator for Main House and Grounds
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62750.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Report from the Board of the Casa Loma Corporation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62752.pdf)

Confidential Attachments 1, 2 and 3
Speakers

Trelawny Howell, CasaLomaTrust (Submission Filed)
John Boddy
Councillor Josh Matlow
Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby

Communications (Committee)
(October 23, 2013) E-mail from Richard Cassel (EX.New.EX35.2.1)
(October 24, 2013) E-mail from Shirley Hughes (EX.New.EX35.2.2)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from John Boddy (EX.New.EX35.2.3)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from Michael Lancefield (EX.New.EX35.2.4)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from John Boddy (EX.New.EX35.2.5)
(October 24, 2013) E-mail from Trelawny Howell (EX.New.EX35.2.6)

EX35.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Putting People First - Moving Forward
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council endorse the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' efforts to work with the Government of Canada to ensure federally-funded social housing programs are maintained and expiring funding from existing agreements is reinvested into social housing.

 

2.         City Council urge the federal/provincial/territorial governments to expedite the work of the "Working Group on Expiring Social Housing Agreements" with the aim of providing solutions to support the repair and ongoing vitality of social housing.

 

3.         City Council request the City Manager, as part of the 2014 report on the 10-Year Capital Financing Plan, to report on the progress of the Toronto Community Housing/City "Planning and Development Steering Committee" on the redevelopment and revitalization of Toronto Community Housing sites.

 

4.         City Council request Toronto Community Housing to report annually to the shareholder beginning in 2014, on the results of the organizational review and the creation of a specialized unit with responsibility for single-family homes.

 

5.         City Council request Toronto Community Housing to report annually to the shareholder beginning in 2014, on efforts to partner with other organizations to further provide affordable ownership opportunities to Toronto Community Housing residents and qualifying families.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The City Manager made a presentation to the Executive Committee on the Toronto Community Housing Reports:

 

-           EX35.3 - Putting People First – Moving Forward

-           EX35.4 - A Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan for Toronto Community Housing

-           EX35.5 - Amended and Restated Shareholder Direction to Toronto Community Housing Corporation

Origin
(October 16, 2013) Report from the City Manager
Summary

One year ago Toronto City Council considered the report Putting People First, Transforming Toronto Community Housing which had been prepared by the Special Housing Working Group chaired by Councillor Ana Bailão.

 

At the time, Council approved a series of actions and requested the City Manager to further report to Council on some specific initiatives, including the development of a longer-term financing plan for Toronto Community Housing (TCH).

 

This report provides a one-year status update on some of the major recommendations of the Putting People First report.  This report is a companion to the report "A Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan for TCH". During the past year there has been important progress toward putting TCH on a sounder financial footing so it can better tackle its growing capital repair needs. 

 

In the short term, working together the City and TCH have arranged to successfully unlock $93.5 million in capital repair funding through mortgage refinancing and will achieve $65 million through the approved sale of assets.  In short, some $158.5 million has been identified for capital repairs just 12 months after Putting People First was adopted by Council.

 

This is just the beginning.  Moving forward there is significant work yet to be accomplished.  As the companion report "A Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan for TCH" makes clear, there are significant challenges ahead in securing the necessary funding required to meet the growing capital repair needs of TCH.

 

This report specifically reviews work underway in follow-up to the Putting People First report and makes recommendations concerning:

 

-           re-engaging the federal and provincial governments in paying their fair share for capital repairs;

-           achieving results from TCH's revitalization efforts;

-           investigation of investment opportunities such as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs); and

-           management of TCH single family homes, including diversification to ownership.

 

In addition, the report addresses motions by councillors which were referred to the City Manager for consideration. These are attached as Appendix A – Update on City Council Member Motions.

 

Most important, the city with TCH and its partners must continue to press the federal and provincial governments to pay their fair share of sustainable funding for TCH's capital repairs.  The decision some 15 years ago to download social housing was short-sighted and unsustainable. 

 

As the City and TCH take significant steps forward through the two and 10-year financing plans it is essential that the federal and provincial governments join our effort.  The residents of TCH and the people of Toronto deserve nothing less. 

Background Information (Committee)
(October 16, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the City Manager on Putting People First - Moving Forward
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62810.pdf)

(October 30, 2013) Presentation by the City Manager on Toronto Community Housing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63091.pdf)

(October 16, 2013) Report from the City Manager on Putting People First - Moving Forward - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62870.pdf)

Speakers

Wallace Simpson (Submission Filed)
Susan Gapka
Councillor Ana Bail„o
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Pam McConnell
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Gord Perks
Councillor Adam Vaughan

Communications (Committee)
(October 28, 2013) E-mail from Peter Clarke (EX.New.EX35.3.1)
(October 30, 2013) E-mail from Wallace Simpson (EX.New.EX35.3.2)

EX35.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

A Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan for Toronto Community Housing
The City Manager has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (EX35.4a for information)
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council, in its capacity as Shareholder of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCH):

 

a.         approve the Toronto Community Housing Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan (2013-22) as outlined in Appendix A to the report (October 16, 2013) from the City Manager; and

 

i.          direct Toronto Community Housing to increase its annual allocation from its existing operating budget for capital backlog repairs to $50 million for 2013 and to adjust this amount by the annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) for each year thereafter subject to annual Council budget approval;

 

ii.         direct Toronto Community Housing to initiate negotiations with potential lenders for the refinancing of Toronto Community Housing mortgages maturing in 2014 and 2015, with the potential to leverage equity, withdrawals of $22 million and $36 million respectively, to address the capital repair backlog and seek approval from Council for any proposed mortgage refinancing terms negotiated;

 

iii.        direct Toronto Community Housing to increase its annual capital repair backlog expenditures from $50 million in 2013 to in excess of $300 million annually by 2018 subject to annual Council budget approval and receipt of necessary federal and provincial funding;

 

iv.        direct Toronto Community Housing to allocate any unspent annual capital repair funding into a State of Good Repair Reserve Fund which is restricted to fund future capital repair backlog expenditures;

 

b.         direct Toronto Community Housing to report annually, through the Toronto Community Housing Annual Report to Council, with an updated Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan as of December 31st of the prior year that includes:

 

i.          total amount of capital backlog repair expenditures from the prior year;

 

ii.         outstanding capital repair needs carried forward from the prior year;

 

iii.        reductions to the capital repair backlog due to the sale of assets and/or revitalization;

 

iv.        balance of the capital repair backlog reserve fund;

 

v.         changes in estimates for current and future capital repair requirements;

 

vi.        changes in estimates for current and future capital repair funding.

 

2.         City Council request the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada to continue to fund the City Toronto for social housing at current levels and to provide additional funding in the amount of $864 million each, representing an equal one-third share of the $2.6 billion in new ten-year Toronto Community Housing capital requirements (2016 through 2022) as detailed in Appendix A to the report (October 16, 2013) from the City Manager.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Manager to allocate $10 million in total, $5 million in each of 2013 and 2014, to Toronto Community Housing from the City of Toronto's Development Charge Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing to replace equity that Toronto Community Housing has previously used in new construction that supported growth through an increase in affordable housing units and require Toronto Community Housing to direct funds received to address the capital repair backlog.

 

4.         City Council request the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, in consultation with the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, to report to the Executive Committee on how insurance companies operate in terms of coverage of repair issues, including mould, in the view of reducing Capital repair backlog pressures.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee requested the City Manager, in consultation with the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), to provide a report directly to the November 13 and 14, 2013 meeting of City Council with a list of current TCHC mortgages, their terms, interest rates and annual cost to TCHC and the City.

 

 

The City Manager made a presentation to the Executive Committee on the Toronto Community Housing Reports:

 

-           EX35.3 - Putting People First – Moving Forward

-           EX35.4 - A Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan for Toronto Community Housing

-           EX35.5 - Amended and Restated Shareholder Direction to Toronto Community Housing Corporation

Origin
(October 16, 2013) Report from the City Manager
Summary

At its meeting in October 2012, City Council approved Putting People First – Transforming Toronto Community Housing, the report of the Special Housing Working Group, chaired by Councillor Ana Bailão, which made a number of recommendations to address the significant capital repair backlog and set a new course for Toronto Community Housing (TCH).  This report responds to the request for the development of a capital financing plan. A companion report Putting People First: Moving Forward responds to a number of other recommendations arising from the Special Working Group's report.

 

Toronto Community Housing December 31, 2012 Capital Backlog - $862 million

 

The Putting People First report identified that the Toronto Community Housing capital repair backlog needed to be addressed and as a result the City and Toronto Community Housing have secured new sources of financing.  Funding is being generated from approved mortgage refinancing in 2013 and through the ongoing sale of Toronto Community Housing properties as approved by Council.  At the same time, the Special Housing Working Group recognized that the capital repair backlog was going to grow significantly over time unless further funding measures were identified.

 

Based on a recent building condition study commissioned by Toronto Community Housing on their social housing portfolio, the consulting group Ameresco has estimated the current TCH capital backlog to be $862 million.  For an aging housing stock with an asset replacement value of some $9 billion this is considered on average a fair and acceptable Facility Condition Index (FCI) – ratio of backlog to asset value.

 

The average age of the 58,500 units within the TCH portfolio is over 40 years.  With an asset value of $9 billion, maintaining and modernizing TCH's housing stock is a significant challenge. 

 

Toronto Community Housing 2013-22 Capital Requirements - $2.6 Billion

 

Given the age of the portfolio and years of deferred capital repairs, Toronto Community Housing is facing a projected $2.6 billion "spike" in capital requirements from 2013 to 2022.  The need for solutions to address the upcoming ten-year capital repair needs is now urgent as the forecasted growth in capital repairs will threaten the ratio of capital backlog to asset value. 

 

Historically, Toronto Community Housing has operated year to year with capital repair funding from its annual operating budget and has not undertaken a longer term capital and financing plan to solve this significant issue.  Over the past year, City and Toronto Community Housing staff have worked collaboratively to develop a long-term plan that sets out the financial resources Toronto Community Housing will require to properly maintain its housing stock in an acceptable state of repair. 

 

The Toronto Community Housing Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan, detailed in Appendix A, is designed to finance the 2013-22 capital requirements and create greater certainty for the Board to govern and maintain housing in a safe and good state of repair and provide security to the people who call these buildings home.

 

Federal, Provincial and Toronto Partnership Funding

 

The Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan is built upon the principle of a federal, provincial and Toronto partnership, where each order of government will contribute one-third or $864 million each of the funding required by TCH over the next ten years to address the $2.6 billion in new capital repairs.

 

The federal and provincial governments created the legacy of social housing and it is their duty and social responsibility to renew their partnership.  At a time when more support is required, social housing funding from the other the orders of government is being withdrawn through the cancellation of the provincial Toronto Pooling Compensation grant and the on-going withdrawal of federal funding for social housing.  Yet, given the diversity and depth of their revenue sources, the federal and provincial governments are much better positioned to fund social housing than the City of Toronto.

 

The Financing Plan provides that the City and Toronto Community Housing will commit to its $864 million share of funding over the next ten years.  Cognizant of current federal and provincial deficit pressures, the Plan defers the matching one-third federal and provincial contributions to 2016 to 2022.  Through intergovernmental advocacy, the City and Toronto Community Housing will continue to work with local, provincial and national housing partners to secure commitments from the federal and provincial governments.  Without on-going commitments from all orders of government, the Toronto Community Housing capital backlog is expected to grow with the portfolio reaching a critical state of repair (i.e. FCI > 30%) by 2020.

 

Future Toronto Community Housing Sustainability

 

The adoption of the Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan is intended to provide Toronto Community Housing with a greater level of funding certainty to address the ten-year "spike" in capital repair requirements.  After ten years, from 2023 onward, the Financing Plan assumes TCH will be able to address its capital needs from City and Toronto Community Housing funding sources.

 

This report recommends that Toronto Community Housing report annually on the status of the capital backlog, the results from prior year expenditures and updates related to estimates for capital need and funding requirements.  The Financing Plan will create sustainability and will ensure accountability through annual reporting to Council while providing opportunities for necessary adjustments and reporting on the outcomes of intergovernmental efforts. 

 

Overall the Toronto Community Housing Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan demonstrates to the federal and provincial government and other partners that the City is being both aggressive and proactive in maintaining its social housing assets but that the $2.6 billion in capital needs required over the next ten years cannot solely be financed on the City's property tax base.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 16, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the City Manager on A Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan for Toronto Community Housing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62782.pdf)

(October 30, 2013) Presentation by the City Manager on Toronto Community Housing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63114.pdf)

(October 16, 2013) Report from the City Manager on A Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan for Toronto Community Housing - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62871.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(November 12, 2013) Supplementary report from the City Manager on Toronto Community Housing Social Housing Mortgages (EX35.4a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63707.pdf)


EX35.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Amended and Restated Shareholder Direction to Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the Amended and Restated Shareholder Direction to Toronto Community Housing Corporation set out in Attachment 1 to the report (October 17, 2013) from the City Manager.

 

2.         City Council request that the Board of Directors of Toronto Community Housing Corporation amend its By-law No. 2 to bring it into conformity with the Amended and Restated Shareholder Direction to Toronto Community Housing Corporation and submit the amended By-law to City Council for approval.

 

3.         City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to update the City’s Operating Agreement with Toronto Community Housing Corporation to bring it into conformity with the Amended and Restated Shareholder Direction.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The City Manager made a presentation to the Executive Committee on the Toronto Community Housing Reports:

 

-           EX35.3 - Putting People First – Moving Forward

-           EX35.4 - A Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan for Toronto Community Housing

-           EX35.5 - Amended and Restated Shareholder Direction to Toronto Community Housing Corporation

Origin
(October 16, 2013) Report from the City Manager
Summary

This report recommends adoption of an Amended and Restated Shareholder Direction for Toronto Community Housing Corporation ("TCH") to remove outdated references, update reporting procedures, increase transparency and improve accountability of Toronto Community Housing.

 

This report recommends that City Council adopt the attached restated Shareholder Direction.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 16, 2013) Report from the City Manager on Amended and Restated Shareholder Direction to Toronto Community Housing Corporation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62785.pdf)

(June 13, 2013) Attachment 1 - Recommended Amended and Restated Shareholder Direction to Toronto Community Housing Corporation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62826.pdf)

(October 16, 2013) Attachment 2 - Summary Description of Amendments to the Current Shareholder Direction to Toronto Community Housing Corporation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62827.pdf)

(June 13, 2013) Attachment 3 - Black-line Comparison Between Approved and Recommended Shareholder Directions to Toronto Community Housing Corporation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62828.pdf)

(October 30, 2013) Presentation by the City Manager on Toronto Community Housing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63077.pdf)

(October 16, 2013) Report from the City Manager on Amended and Restated Shareholder Direction to Toronto Community Housing Corporation - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62872.pdf)


EX35.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Municipal Contribution Agreement for Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) Gaming Site at Woodbine Racetrack
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to enter into a Municipal Contribution Agreement with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) to require payment to the City of a share of the gaming revenue generated at the OLG gaming site located at Woodbine Racetrack (the "Woodbine Site") retroactive to April 1, 2013, in accordance with the terms and conditions outlined in the report (October 28, 2013) from the City Manager and otherwise to the satisfaction of the City Manager and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(October 16, 2013) Report from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report recommends that Council authorize execution of the Municipal Contribution Agreement (MCA) between the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and the City of Toronto for the purpose of allowing the City to continue to receive from the OLG a share of the gaming revenue for the gaming site located at Woodbine Racetrack, retroactive to April 1, 2013.  The MCA supersedes the previous agreement dated November 3, 2000.

 

By way of a letter to the City Manager dated October 17, 2013, OLG acknowledged that it would ensure that private sector service providers, currently being selected in a competitive procurement process to run the day-to-day operations of the gaming sites, would be required to follow Council's resolution of May 21, 2013, and not be permitted to add live table games to OLG Slots at Woodbine. If Toronto City Council chooses to enter into the new MCA, that decision will not alter Council's position on expansion of the Woodbine site, nor, as confirmed in the letter, affect OLG's instructions to service providers that live table games are not permitted at Woodbine.

 

City Council approval of the new MCA is required in order to preserve and continue the existing slots revenue sharing. 

Background Information (Committee)
(October 28, 2013) Revised report with Appendix 2 from the City Manager and Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Municipal Contribution Agreement for Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) Gaming Site at Woodbine Racetrack
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62991.pdf)

(October 28, 2013) Memo from the City Manager and Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Amendment to EX35.6 - Municipal Contribution Agreement for Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) Gaming Site at Woodbine Racetrack
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62978.pdf)

(October 16, 2013) Report with Appendix 2, from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Municipal Contribution Agreement for OLG Gaming Site at Woodbine Racetrack (replaced by report dated October 28, 2013)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62728.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Ontario Lottery and Gaming Final Amended and Restated Municipal Contribution Agreement
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62729.pdf)

(October 17, 2013) Appendix 3 - Letter from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming's President and CEO to the City Manager
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62730.pdf)


EX35.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Strategy for Continuing Toronto's Bike Share Program
The General Manager, Transportation Services has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (EX35.8a with recommendations)

Bills 1580 and 1581 have been submitted on this Item.
Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council consider the recommendations in the report (October 15, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2.         City Council authorize the public release of the recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment once adopted by Council, and that the balance of the Confidential Attachment to the report (October 15, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, remain confidential as it contains information which pertains to the security of the property of the City and its local boards.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee requested the General Manager, Transportation Services, in conjunction with outside legal counsel, to continue discussions with BIXI Toronto, and submit a report directly to the November 13 and 14, 2013 meeting of City Council on any recommended changes to the arrangement as contained in the confidential attachment to the report (October 15, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

 

The Executive Committee recessed its public session to meet in closed session to consider this item as it relates to the security of the property of the municipality or local board.

Origin
(October 15, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

City staff have been working closely with BIXI Toronto Inc. and its parent company, Public Bicycle System Company (PBSC), for several months to develop and evaluate options for strengthening the financial viability of Toronto’s bike share program.

The Confidential Attachment to this report recommends a strategy for consideration of Executive Committee and City Council for putting Toronto’s bike share program on a solid financial footing and protecting the City’s financial interest.  The Confidential Attachment will be distributed in advance of the October 30, 2013 meeting of Executive Committee.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 15, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Strategy for Continuing Torontoís Bike Share Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62592.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Background Information (City Council)
(November 11, 2013) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on the City's Bike Share Program Strategy - Final Term Agreements (EX335.8a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63698.pdf)

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic
Jared Kolb, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto
Kevin McLaughlin, President, Autoshare (Submission Filed)
Benjamin Nolan, Associate Partner, Energy@workInc.

Communications (Committee)
(October 24, 2013) E-mail from Thoms Douglas (EX.New.EX35.8.1)
(October 24, 2013) E-mail from Jamie Thiers (EX.New.EX35.8.2)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Michael Wilson (EX.New.EX35.8.3)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Sonja Greckol (EX.New.EX35.8.4)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Marcos Sanches (EX.New.EX35.8.5)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Serge Cherevko (EX.New.EX35.8.6)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Ray Johannson (EX.New.EX35.8.7)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Erhard Kraus (EX.New.EX35.8.8)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Larry Webb (EX.New.EX35.8.9)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Todd Sloan (EX.New.EX35.8.10)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Patrick Bednarek (EX.New.EX35.8.11)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Graham Lavender (EX.New.EX35.8.12)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Peter Gurney (EX.New.EX35.8.13)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Ira Rabinovitch and Melanie Robitaille (EX.New.EX35.8.14)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Michael Gravelle (EX.New.EX35.8.15)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Darren Karjama (EX.New.EX35.8.16)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Clare Walker (EX.New.EX35.8.17)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Lyle Jones (EX.New.EX35.8.18)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Ben Pakuts (EX.New.EX35.8.19)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Nicholas Sammond (EX.New.EX35.8.20)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Robert Hrehoruk (EX.New.EX35.8.21)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Daniel Amin (EX.New.EX35.8.22)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Angela Bischoff (EX.New.EX35.8.23)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Kevin Coleman (EX.New.EX35.8.24)
(October 25, 2013) E-mail from Allen McDonald (EX.New.EX35.8.25)
(October 26, 2013) E-mail from Martin Roy (EX.New.EX35.8.26)
(October 26, 2013) E-mail from Len Spear (EX.New.EX35.8.27)
(October 26, 2013) E-mail from Burns Wattie (EX.New.EX35.8.28)
(October 27, 2013) E-mail from Andrea Calver (EX.New.EX35.8.29)
(October 27, 2013) E-mail from Blair O'Connor (EX.New.EX35.8.30)
(October 27, 2013) E-mail from Donna Keystone (EX.New.EX35.8.31)
(October 27, 2013) E-mail from Sam Bootsma (EX.New.EX35.8.32)
(October 27, 2013) E-mail from Robert Zaichkowski (EX.New.EX35.8.33)
(October 27, 2013) E-mail from Graham Jones (EX.New.EX35.8.34)
(October 28, 2013) E-mail from Stewart C. Russell (EX.New.EX35.8.35)
(October 28, 2013) E-mail from Kaye Coholan (EX.New.EX35.8.36)
(October 28, 2013) E-mail from Evan Herbert (EX.New.EX35.8.37)
(October 28, 2013) E-mail from Kevin Cooper (EX.New.EX35.8.38)
(October 28, 2013) E-mail from Diane Shears (EX.New.EX35.8.39)
(October 28, 2013) E-mail from Michele Gates (EX.New.EX35.8.40)
(October 28, 2013) E-mail from Michael Holloway (EX.New.EX35.8.41)
(October 28, 2013) E-mail from Jared Kolb, submitting petition with 1913 names (EX.New.EX35.8.42)
(October 28, 2013) E-mail from Vivien Leong (EX.New.EX35.8.43)
(October 28, 2013) E-mail from Iain Campbell (EX.New.EX35.8.44)
(October 28, 2013) E-mail from Katrusia Balan (EX.New.EX35.8.45)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from Kyla Winchester (EX.New.EX35.8.46)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from Christopher May (EX.New.EX35.8.47)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from Matt Worona (EX.New.EX35.8.48)
(October 26, 2013) E-mail from Steve De Qunital (EX.New.EX35.8.49)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from Geoffrey Singer (EX.New.EX35.8.50)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from Rachel Spence (EX.New.EX35.8.51)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from Robert Sysak (EX.New.EX35.8.52)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from Jeff Muizelaar (EX.New.EX35.8.53)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from Ian Kamm (EX.New.EX35.8.54)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from Herb van den Dool (EX.New.EX35.8.55)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from Liz Sutherland (EX.New.EX35.8.56)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from Tina Madden (EX.New.EX35.8.57)
(October 30, 2013) E-mail from Blair Francey (EX.New.EX35.8.58)
(October 30, 2013) E-mail from Kevin McLaughlin (EX.New.EX35.8.59)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-40808.pdf)


8a Board Enquiry About BIXI at Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the municipality or local board
Origin
(July 29, 2013) Letter from the Toronto Transit Commission
Summary

At its meeting on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 the TTC Board considered the attached report entitled “Board Enquiry about BIXI at TTC”. 

 

In consideration of this item, the Board adopted the following motion:

 

“That the Board endorse the staff report and communicate to the City of Toronto Executive Committee that the TTC would be prepared to reconsider this item if the City is unable to find another satisfactory resolution to the BIXI issue”.

 

The foregoing decision is forwarded for the consideration of the Executive Committee in reference to Item EX31.13 – Restructuring the Relationship with BIXI Toronto Inc.

Background Information (Committee)
(July 29, 2013) Letter from the Toronto Transit Commission on Board Enquiry about BIXI at Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62561.pdf)

(July 24, 2013) Attachment - Toronto Transit Commission Report No. 1(b) on Board Enquiry About BIXI at Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62562.pdf)

Confidential Attachment - Toronto Transit Commission - Board Enquiry about BIXI at Toronto Transit Commission

EX35.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

2014 Interim Estimates
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2014 Interim Operating Estimates totalling $2.780 billion as detailed by City Program and Agency in Appendix 1 to the report (October 16, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to make net disbursement of $2.385 billion to tax and rate supported programs during the period January 1 to March 31, 2014, including cash transfer of $422.595 million to Agencies as detailed in Appendix 1 to the report (October 16, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

3.         City Council approve the 2014 Interim Capital Estimates totalling $333.692 million in gross expenditures and debt financing of $132.528 million as detailed by City Program and Agency in Appendix 2 to the report (October 16, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

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

Origin
(October 16, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

The 2014 Operating and Capital Budgets are scheduled to be approved by City Council in January 2014. The purpose of this report is to request Council's approval for the 2014 Interim Operating and Capital Estimates in order to enable City Programs and Agencies to carry out their ongoing (base) operations and to continue work on previously approved urgent capital projects during the period January 1 to March 31, 2014.

 

In accordance with the Financial Control By-Law, Interim Operating Estimates must be approved prior to January 1, 2014 to ensure that appropriate Council approval is granted to fund the continuance of the City's business during the period January 1 to March 31, 2014. The 2014 Interim Operating Estimates are $2.780 billion gross; and requires cash outflow funding of $2.385 billion. The 2014 Interim Capital Estimates total $333.692 million gross and requires debenture financing of $135.528 million.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 16, 2013) Report with Appendices 1 and 2, from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on 2014 Interim Estimates
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62573.pdf)


EX35.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Property Taxes - 2014 Interim Levy By-Law
Bill 1557 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct that the 2014 interim levy for all property classes be based on 50 per cent of the total 2013 taxes billed for each property, adjusted, as necessary, to reflect any additional taxes added to the previous year's taxes as a result of assessment added to the tax roll.

 

2.         City Council direct that the 2014 interim levy by-law provide that the interim levy will apply to assessments added to the tax roll for 2013 that were not on the assessment roll when the by-law was passed.

 

3.         City Council direct that the Interim Bill payment due dates for property tax accounts paid on the eleven (11) instalment pre-authorized tax payment plan be: February 18, March 17, April 15, May 15, and June 16, 2014.

 

4.         City Council direct that the Interim Bill payment due date for the two (2) instalment pre-authorized tax payment plan be March 3, 2014.

 

5.         City Council direct that the Interim Bill payment due dates for all other property tax accounts on the regular instalment option or on the six (6) instalment pre-authorized tax payment plan be: March 3, April 1, and May 1, 2014.

 

6.         City Council provide authority for:

 

a.         the collection of interim taxes;

 

b.         imposing a penalty charge for non-payment of interim taxes at a rate of 1.25 per cent of taxes due and unpaid and the addition of such charges on the first day of default; and

 

c.         imposing an interest charge on all outstanding taxes accruing from the first day of default at a rate of 1.25 per cent per month.

 

7.         City Council grant authority for the introduction of the necessary bill in Council on November 13 and 14, 2013, providing for the levying and collection of the 2014 interim taxes prior to the adoption of the estimates for 2014, which by-law, when enacted, will be effective as of January 1, 2014.

Origin
(October 15, 2013) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

This report requests Council authority to adopt the necessary by-law to levy interim property taxes for all property classes for 2014 and to prescribe applicable interim bill payment due dates.  The 2014 interim levy will raise approximately $1.84 billion for city purposes, and will provide for the cash requirements of the City until such time as the 2014 Operating Budget and 2014 final property tax levy are approved by Council. 

Background Information (Committee)
(October 15, 2013) Report from the Treasurer on Property Taxes - 2014 Interim Levy By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62577.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.New.EX35.10.1)

EX35.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Future Options and Public Attitudes for Paying for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure and Services
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to identify the most appropriate way to generate additional revenue for Toronto Water to fund its substantial infrastructure requirements through the use of one or more of the following options, and to conduct further detailed studies including stakeholder input on such options:

 

a.         Water rate increases greater than the rate of inflation once the '9% for 9 years' increases end in 2014; and/or,

 

b.         A separate stormwater management charge on the water bill; and/or,

 

c.         Debenture financing for large scale, long service period projects, with all debt service costs to be paid from water rate revenue; and/or,

 

d.         Local improvement charges for all or a portion of the Basement Flooding Protection Program.

 

2.         City Council request the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, and the General Manager, Toronto Water, to report back to the Executive Committee, as part of Toronto Water’s 2015 Capital Budget submission, with a recommended financing strategy to support Toronto Water’s long term Capital Plan along with a detailed implementation plan.

Origin
(October 16, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise City Council about options to increase future capital funding for Toronto Water to continue with the renewal of drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure and to accelerate the implementation of priority projects for managing the impact of severe storm events.

 

Over the last eight years, Toronto Water has implemented a sustainable infrastructure renewal program ensuring the continued safe delivery of services.  Originally, after reaching an adequate funding level to ensure that Toronto Water assets are in a state of good repair, the capital plan was designed to increase funding for projects to address pollution caused by the overflow from both storm and combined sewers into the environment.  In 1987, the International Joint Commission identified Toronto Harbour as an Area of Concern largely due to poor water quality in the Don River and Inner Harbour.  The City's Wet Weather Flow Master Plan is designed as the cornerstone to delist Toronto Harbour as an Area of Concern in the Great Lakes Basin.

 

However, changing customer priorities and declining water consumption has impacted Toronto Water's long term capital plans.  An increase in extreme weather events leading to extensive basement flooding, damage to city infrastructure and stream erosion has resulted in a demand for greater investment and a refocusing of stormwater management priorities.  In addition, the consumption of water is being reduced through a greater awareness of the environment and the trend to more efficient fixtures and appliances.  Less water consumption results in less future revenue to fund capital projects.

 

This report recommends that City Council (i) agree in principle to increased investments for Toronto Water; (ii) approve a study to determine and consult on the best way to pay for the higher level of investment particularly for flood protection and stormwater management; and (iii) consider the preferred funding strategy as part of the 2015 Toronto Water Capital Budget submission.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 16, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Future Options and Public Attitudes for Paying for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure and Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62753.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Communications (Committee)
(October 30, 2013) E-mail from Paul Scrivener, Director, External Relations, Toronto Industry Network (EX.New.EX35.11.1)
(October 29, 2013) E-mail from Ian W. Craig (EX.New.EX35.11.2)

EX35.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:28 

Implementation of Affordable Housing Pilot Project in East Bayfront
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize staff to pursue further discussions with Hines and Tridel with the goal of determining the feasibility of proceeding with the pilot project and working with all parties to finalize a definitive proposal for Council's consideration, in accordance with the terms of the Land Development Agreement between the City and Hines Canada Management Company II ULC dated June 28, 2012.

 

2.         City Council approve in principle capital funding of $15 million for the construction of approximately 71 affordable rental homes with total costs estimated at $22.5 million in the Bayside Development which includes $7.5 million in equity and mortgage financing from a non-profit owner operator.

 

3.         City Council request the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to report to Council in 2014 prior to the deadline established in the Land Development Agreement between the City and Hines, dated June 28, 2012, as amended,  recommending a course(s) of action with respect to the definitive proposal submitted by Hines/Tridel, including recommendations with respect to:

 

a.         proceeding with the pilot project (based on negotiations with Hines and/or Tridel and an independent financial review to verify the reasonableness of proposed costs, to review the design to identify possible cost reductions and to engage in other due diligence activities and actions as the Director deems necessary);

 

b.         confirming the availability of funding from the federal/provincial Investment in Affordable Housing program 2014-2019 and/or any funds required from the Capital Revolving Reserve Fund for Affordable Housing (XR 1058) and the Development Charges Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR 2116);

 

c.         obtaining approval to negotiate and enter into an agreement of purchase and sale with Hines/Tridel or such other agreement(s) deemed necessary for the completion of the pilot project;

 

d.         retaining the services of professionals such as architects, project managers, and/or quantity surveyors, as required to oversee the completion of the project;

 

e.         confirming the selection of a non-profit owner and/or operator; and

 

f.          such other actions that are deemed necessary to complete the transaction as contemplated by the report.

Origin
(October 9, 2013) Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office and the Director, Strategic Initiatives, Policy and Analysis, City Planning
Summary

Bayside is one of the first new neighbourhoods to be developed in the East Bayfront.  It is comprised of public lands in which Waterfront Toronto has the lead in revitalizing.   The Central Waterfront Secondary Plan, the East Bayfront Precinct Plan and the East Bayfront zoning by-law require that 20% of all residential units be affordable rental housing or that land sufficient to construct such housing be provided at the same time as the development of the market housing.

 

In 2010, Council approved entering into agreements with Hines Canada Management Company ULC (Hines) for the development of the Bayside lands. The Land Development Agreement sets out the terms and conditions under which the City and Hines/Tridel are to work together to develop an affordable housing pilot project as one portion of the larger affordable housing requirements, on two sites located at the eastern end of Bayside, which may not be ready for development for possibly as long as 10-15 years. At the time, Council requested that options be pursued to expedite the building of a portion of the affordable housing by having it located in the earlier Phase 1 development located at  the west end of Bayside.

 

In accordance with the terms of that Agreement, the City has received a preliminary proposal for an estimated 71 affordable rental apartments in a market condominium on the R3R4 site, a building which would also include a commercial component.  This proposal has the benefit of allowing for the construction of a portion of the affordable rental housing at the same time as, and integrated with, the market housing.   This pilot project would represent the first step to fulfilling Council's policy of providing 20% affordable housing in Bayside.

 

While the preliminary proposal, presented by Hines and its residential development partner, Tridel Corporation (Tridel), is only an outline with an estimated number of units and cost, the Land Development Agreement directs the City to approve an allocation of funds for the preliminary proposal in 2013.  By approving this report, Council will provide an in principle approval for capital funding required by Hines and Tridel to negotiate a definitive proposal with the City, which will be the subject of a report to Council in May 2014.  At that time the final number of units, within a range of 70 – 75 will be specified; as well, the complete capital costs and details of the transaction will be outlined.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 9, 2013) Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office and the Director, Strategic Initiatives, Policy and Analysis on Implementation of Affordable Housing Pilot Project in East Bayfront
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62488.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Pam McConnell
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Adam Vaughan
Councillor Ana Bail„o

Communications (Committee)
(October 23, 2013) E-mail from Meg Davis, Vice President, Development, WaterfronToronto (EX.New.EX35.12.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-40705.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(October 30, 2013) E-mail from Linda Makarchuk (CC.Main.EX35.12.2)
(November 1, 2013) E-mail from Linda Makarchuk (CC.Main.EX35.12.3)
(October 31, 2013) E-mail from Bruna Nota (CC.Main.EX35.12.4)

12a Implementation of Affordable Housing Pilot Project in East Bayfront
Origin
(October 29, 2013) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee
Summary

Bayside is one of the first new neighbourhoods to be developed in the East Bayfront.  It is comprised of public lands in which Waterfront Toronto has the lead in revitalizing.   The Central Waterfront Secondary Plan, the East Bayfront Precinct Plan and the East Bayfront zoning by-law require that 20 percent of all residential units be affordable rental housing or that land sufficient to construct such housing be provided at the same time as the development of the market housing.

 

In 2010, Council approved entering into agreements with Hines Canada Management Company ULC (Hines) for the development of the Bayside lands. The Land Development Agreement sets out the terms and conditions under which the City and Hines/Tridel are to work together to develop an affordable housing pilot project as one portion of the larger affordable housing requirements, on two sites located at the eastern end of Bayside, which may not be ready for development for possibly as long as 10-15 years. At the time, Council requested that options be pursued to expedite the building of a portion of the affordable housing by having it located in the earlier Phase 1 development located at  the west end of Bayside.

 

In accordance with the terms of that Agreement, the City has received a preliminary proposal for an estimated 71 affordable rental apartments in a market condominium on the R3R4 site, a building which would also include a commercial component.  This proposal has the benefit of allowing for the construction of a portion of the affordable rental housing at the same time as, and integrated with, the market housing.   This pilot project would represent the first step to fulfilling Council's policy of providing 20 percent affordable housing in Bayside.

 

While the preliminary proposal, presented by Hines and its residential development partner, Tridel Corporation (Tridel), is only an outline with an estimated number of units and cost, the Land Development Agreement directs the City to approve an allocation of funds for the preliminary proposal in 2013.  By approving this report, Council will provide an in principle approval for capital funding required by Hines and Tridel to negotiate a definitive proposal with the City, which will be the subject of a report to Council in May 2014.  At that time the final number of units, within a range of 70 – 75 will be specified; as well, the complete capital costs and details of the transaction will be outlined.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 29, 2013) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee on Implementation of Affordable Housing Pilot Project in East Bayfront
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63070.htm)

(October 9, 2013) Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office, and the Director, Strategic Initiatives, Policy and Analysis, City Planning, on Implementation of Affordable Housing Pilot Project in East Bayfront
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63069.pdf)

(October 29, 2013) Presentation from the Director, Affordable Housing Office, on the Affordable Housing Pilot Project in East Bayfront
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63068.pdf)


EX35.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:14 

Acquisition of 248-250 Dufferin Street for Parkland
Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the 2013 Capital Budget of Parks, Forestry and Recreation by the addition of a project "248-250 Dufferin Street Parkland Acquisition" for the amount and funding source contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (August 21, 2013) from the Chief Corporate Officer and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

2.         City Council direct that the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director of Real Estate Services, be severally authorized to execute the Offer to Sell on behalf of the City.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the transaction contemplated in the Offer to Sell on behalf of the City, including paying any necessary expenses, amending the closing, due diligence and other dates, and amending and waiving terms and conditions, on such terms as she considers reasonable.

 

4.         City Council authorize the public release of the confidential information and recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (August 21, 2013) from the Chief Corporate Officer and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, once the transaction contemplated herein has closed.

 

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

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee recessed its public session to meet in closed session to consider this item as it relates to a proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes.

Origin
(October 2, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain authority to acquire the property known as 248-250 Dufferin Street, consisting of approximately 2,233 square meters or 0.552 acres, (the "Property") from the Salvation Army for the purpose of expanding Dufferin King Park.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 2, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee on Acquisition of 248-250 Dufferin Street for Parkland
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62281.htm)

(September 9, 2013) Letter from the Government Management Committee on Acquisition of 248-250 Dufferin Street for Parkland
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62275.htm)

(August 21, 2013) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on Acquisition of 248-250 Dufferin Street for Parkland
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62274.pdf)

(August 21, 2013) Confidential Attachment 1, with Appendices A, B, and C - Acquisition of 248 - 250 Dufferin Street for Parkland

EX35.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Toronto Police Services Board - 2013 Operating Budget Variance Report for the Period Ending May 31, 2013
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to submit quarterly variance reports for the Toronto Police Services Board directly to the Budget Committee and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, and to submit monthly variance reports only to the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for information and appropriate action.

Origin
(October 2, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the 2013 operating budget variance report for the Toronto Police Services Board (Board) for the period ending May 31, 2013. 

Background Information (Committee)
(October 2, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee on Toronto Police Services Board - 2013 Operating Budget Variance Report for the Period Ending May 31, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62256.htm)

(August 30, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Services Board - 2013 Operating Budget Variance Report for the Period Ending May 31, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62278.pdf)


EX35.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Toronto Police Service - 2013 Operating Budget Variance Report for the Period Ending May 31, 2013
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to submit quarterly variance reports for the Toronto Police Service directly to the Budget Committee and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, and to submit monthly variance reports only to the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for information and appropriate action.

Origin
(October 2, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the 2013 operating budget variance report for the Toronto Police Service (TPS) for the period ending May 31, 2013.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 2, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee on Toronto Police Service - 2013 Operating Budget Variance Report for the Period Ending May 31, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62282.htm)

(August 30, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - 2013 Operating Budget Variance Report for the Period Ending May 31, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62258.pdf)


EX35.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement Unit - 2013 Operating Budget Variance Report for the Period Ending May 31, 2013
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to submit quarterly variance reports for the Toronto Police Service, Parking Enforcement Unit, directly to the Budget Committee and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, and to submit monthly variance reports only to the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for information and appropriate action.

Origin
(October 2, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the 2013 operating budget variance report for the Toronto Police Service – Parking Enforcement Unit for the period ending May 31, 2013. 

Background Information (Committee)
(October 2, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee on Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement Unit - 2013 Operating Budget Variance Report for the Period Ending May 31, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62263.htm)

(September 3, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the Acting Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement Unit - 2013 Operating Budget Variance Report for the Period Ending May 31, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62277.pdf)


EX35.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Toronto Public Library - Capital Budget Adjustments
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve a 2013 in-year capital budget transfer of $750,000.00 gross and debt from the Virtual Branch project to the Toronto Reference Library project.

Origin
(October 2, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek approval for capital budget adjustments for a 2013 in-year capital budget transfer of $750,000 gross and debt from the Virtual Branch project to the Toronto Reference Library project.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 2, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee on Toronto Public Library - Capital Budget Adjustments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62289.htm)

(July 4, 2013) Report from the City Librarian on Toronto Public Library - Capital Budget Adjustments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62279.pdf)


EX35.18

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:9 

Adjustments to the 2013 Emergency Medical Services' Capital Budget
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the creation of one sub-project and increase funding in Emergency Medical Services' 2013 Approved Capital Budget in the amount of $3.950 million, with funding provided by the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund (XR1012), for the purchase of land at 1300 Wilson Avenue.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to report to the Executive Committee no later than February 2014 on their progress and operational impacts of the relocation from the Oriole Yard as per the Yard Property Utilization Initiative adopted by Council on November 27, 2012.

Origin
(October 2, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek City Council authority to amend the 2013 Emergency Medical Services Approved Capital Budget to create a new capital sub‑project for land purchase in the amount of $3.950 million. This adjustment will utilize funds from the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund (LARF) and will result in zero impact on City debt funding levels.

 

The land purchase sub-project will be utilized for the construction of a multi-function station capital project that was approved by City Council in 2013 at the 170 Plewes Road site, this site is no longer available due to other portfolio efficiency initiatives.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 2, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee on Adjustments to the 2013 Emergency Medical Services' Capital Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62280.htm)

(September 18, 2013) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer and Chief, Emergency Medical Services on Adjustments to the 2013 Emergency Medical Services' Capital Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62272.pdf)


EX35.19

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Non-Union Employee Compensation
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve, effective January 1, 2014, the continuation of the performance review levels, target allocations and revised performance financial rewards for the non-union compensation policy and performance management program as recommended within the report (October 4, 2013) from the City Manager and the Executive Director, Human Resources, as amended, and summarized in Table 1 below:

 

Table 1: Performance Review Levels, Target Allocations and Financial Rewards

 

Performance

Review Levels

Performance

Target Allocations

Performance

Financial Rewards

Unsatisfactory

Up to 3% of

staff complement

0%

Meets Most but Not All Expectations and/or Developmental

Up to 10%

of staff complement

1%

Meets Expectations

70% of

staff complement

2%

Exceeds Expectations

Up to 20%

of staff complement

3%

 

2.         City Council approve, effective January 1, 2014, implementation of adjustments to the salary ranges, for grades 1 to 11, by reducing the width of the salary ranges below the salary range maximums from 24% to 17.5%; and for grades 12 to 16, by reducing the width of the salary ranges below the salary range maximums from 15% to 12.5%, as recommended within this report.

 

3.         City Council approve, effective January 2014, the continuation of the merit performance-based re-earnable lump sum component of the non-union compensation policy and performance management program for employees who are at the top of their salary range.

 

4.         City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect to the foregoing recommendations.

Origin
(October 4, 2013) Report from the City Manager and the Executive Director, Human Resources
Summary

City Council on July 11, 12 and 13, 2012, adopted Item EX21.18 regarding Non-Union Employee Compensation that required a review and reporting back, prior to the end of 2013, with further recommendations to the Employee and Labour Relations Committee.  This report provides recommendations to approve:

 

1.         continuing the non-union compensation system and performance management program including the performance review levels,  target allocations and revised performance financial rewards recommended in this report, in order to ensure an ongoing progressive performance culture that effectively rewards employees meeting or exceeding performance expectations;

 

2.         reducing the width (min to max span) of the salary ranges: for grades 1 to 11, by reducing the width of the salary ranges below the salary range maximums from 24% to 17.5%; and for grades 12 to 16, by reducing the width of the salary ranges below the salary range maximums from 15% to 12.5%, as recommended within this report i.e. the minimums would be adjusted and the maximums would remain unchanged; and

 

3.         continuing of the merit performance-based re-earnable lump sum component of the compensation plan for employees who are at the top of their salary range.

 

The City's current compensation plan for non-union and management employees is lagging and change is required to address recruitment and retention competitiveness challenges.  The City goal is to be a best practices high performing organization that provides optimal programs and services to the residents and businesses of the City of Toronto.  Retaining and attracting high performing employees is critical to achieving this objective and is dependent upon ensuring that the City of Toronto has in place a comprehensive compensation and performance reward program for its non-union and management employees.  The HayGroup's 2011-2012 review supports this Report's recommendations and are aligned with prevailing compensation best practices intended to ensure a modern, affordable and competitive compensation policy is in place.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 4, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the City Manager and the Executive Director, Human Resources on Non-Union Employee Compensation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62834.pdf)

Declared Interests (Committee)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

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


19a Non-Union Employee Compensation Letter
Origin
(October 18, 2013) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee
Summary

City Council on July 11, 12 and 13, 2012, adopted Item EX21.18 regarding Non-Union Employee Compensation that required a review and reporting back, prior to the end of 2013, with further recommendations to the Employee and Labour Relations Committee.  This report provides recommendations to approve:

 

1.         continuing the non-union compensation system and performance management program including the performance review levels,  target allocations and revised performance financial rewards recommended in this report, in order to ensure an ongoing progressive performance culture that effectively rewards employees meeting or exceeding performance expectations;

 

2.         reducing the width (min to max span) of the salary ranges: for grades 1 to 11, by reducing the width of the salary ranges below the salary range maximums from 24% to 17.5%; and for grades 12 to 16, by reducing the width of the salary ranges below the salary range maximums from 15% to 12.5%, as recommended within this report i.e. the minimums would be adjusted and the maximums would remain unchanged; and

 

3.         continuing of the merit performance-based re-earnable lump sum component of the compensation plan for employees who are at the top of their salary range.

 

The City's current compensation plan for non-union and management employees is lagging and change is required to address recruitment and retention competitiveness challenges.  The City goal is to be a best practices high performing organization that provides optimal programs and services to the residents and businesses of the City of Toronto.  Retaining and attracting high performing employees is critical to achieving this objective and is dependent upon ensuring that the City of Toronto has in place a comprehensive compensation and performance reward program for its non-union and management employees.  The HayGroup's 2011-2012 review supports this Report's recommendations and are aligned with prevailing compensation best practices intended to ensure a modern, affordable and competitive compensation policy is in place.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 18, 2013) Letter from the Employee and Labour Relations Committee on Non-Union Employee Compensation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62847.htm)


EX35.20

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:19 

Exhibition Place - Naming Sponsorship - Allstream Centre
Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the amendments to the Agreement with Allstream detailed in the report (October 15, 2013) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, and Confidential Attachment 1, and such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the Exhibition Place Chief Executive Officer and City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 15, 2013) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, remain confidential in its entirety and not be released publicly in order to protect the competitive position, future economic and legal interests of the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place (“the Board”).

 

3.         City Council request the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, consistent with the terms of the Agreement, to explore new naming sponsorship opportunities for the Automotive Building, and report back to the Executive Committee on their progress no later than October 2015.

Origin
(October 15, 2013) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place
Summary

This report outlines the background with respect to the naming agreement for the Automotive Building (the “Agreement”) between Allstream Inc. (formerly MTS Allstream Inc.) ("Allstream") and the Board and recommends amendments to the Agreement as detailed in the report and the Confidential Attachment I.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 15, 2013) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on Naming Sponsorship - Allstream Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62723.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 with Appendix A

Audit Committee - Meeting 13
AU13.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

2014 Audit Work Plan
A vote of 30 Members is required to amend the Auditor General's Work Plan.
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the Auditor General’s 2014 Audit Work Plan, for information.

Origin
(September 18, 2013) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with details of the Auditor General’s 2014 Audit Work Plan.  The 2014 Audit Work Plan is attached as Appendix 1 to this report.  Appendix 2 includes a summary of future potential audits.  Appendix 3 includes audits completed during the period 2009 to 2013. 

 

The 2014 Audit Work Plan as presented in this report provides City Council with an overview of how resources allocated to the Auditor General’s Office will be used during 2014.

 

The 2014 Audit Work Plan is a combination of audits in progress, new audit projects, annual recurring projects and investigative work carried out as a result of complaints received through the Fraud and Waste Hotline.  The Audit Work Plan also includes a formal follow-up review to ensure recommendations contained in previously issued audit and investigative reports have been implemented.  In addition, the Auditor General will be conducting a risk assessment of City operations and those major Agencies and Corporations within his mandate.  A risk assessment is conducted every five years to evaluate all areas of the City from an audit risk perspective and to prioritize potential audit projects.  The results of this process will be shared with the City Manager in order to ensure that the Internal Audit Division is aware of the specific audit risks identified by the Auditor General.

 

The 2014 Audit Work Plan provides a balance of audit work that will result in improving overall City operations by identifying potential risks, strengthening management controls, improving accountability and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of City services.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 18, 2013) Report from the Auditor General - 2014 Audit Work Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62630.pdf)


AU13.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Amendments to the 2013 Audit Work Plan
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive for information, the Auditor General’s Amendments to the 2013 Audit Work Plan.

Origin
(September 17, 2013) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise Audit Committee of amendments to the Auditor General’s 2013 Audit Work Plan.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 17, 2013) Report from the Auditor General - Amendments to the 2013 Audit Work Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62704.pdf)


AU13.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Toronto Community Housing Corporation - Update on Audit Recommendations
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the report (October 15, 2013) from the Auditor General for information.

Origin
(October 15, 2013) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

Over the past number of weeks, significant concerns have been raised in connection with the activities of one of the former subsidiary companies of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC).  The Auditor General has had discussions with both the Chair of the Board and the President and Chief Executive Officer, in connection with this matter.  The results of the investigation into the subsidiary company are currently under review by the Toronto Police Service and consequently, it is not appropriate to comment specifically on this matter further.

 

Any investigations conducted by TCHC are not conducted in isolation from the City.  The Auditor General is apprised of all such investigations and meets on a regular basis with senior management at the TCHC as well as the Chief Internal Auditor.  Investigative reports are shared with the Auditor General.

 

In addition, the Auditor General conducts a follow-up review on the status of all outstanding recommendations relating to audit reports issued by his office.  In 2011 and 2012, the Auditor General issued five reports to the TCHC containing 80 recommendations.  Each one of these recommendations has either been implemented or is in the course of being implemented.  The implementation of these recommendations is receiving significant and ongoing attention and is being dealt with appropriately.

 

The Auditor General will report out on the status of all recommendations in June 2014.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 15, 2013) Report from the Auditor General - Toronto Community Housing Corporation - Update on Audit Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62708.pdf)


AU13.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Recommendations Made as a Result of Investigations Have Relevance throughout the City
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the City Manager develop a process to communicate to Division heads and management of Agencies and Corporations, recommendations made by the Auditor General which are specific to individual Divisions, Agencies and Corporations but which generally have applicability to other entities throughout the City. 

 

2.         City Council request the City Manager communicate recommendations outlined in Appendix 1 to the report (September 10, 2013) from the Auditor General, to those Division heads and management of Agencies and Corporations to which the recommendations generally have applicability.

Origin
(September 10, 2013) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

Recommendations made as a result of investigations are generally specific to each individual case and are reported directly to Divisional management and the City Manager. On occasion recommendations made in relation to one Division have relevance to other City Divisions as well as City Agencies and Corporations.  These recommendations in prior years have been summarized in our annual report on the activities of the Fraud and Waste Hotline program.  All recommendations including those made to specific Divisions as well as those made in the annual report are subject to the Auditor General’s annual follow up process in order to ensure that recommendations have been implemented.

 

In view of the significance, the relevance of recommendations to other Divisions and the number of recommendations made in connection with one particular investigation it was determined that it would be more appropriate to report to Audit Committee separately and on a more timely basis rather than wait for the preparation of the Annual Report.  In any event, these recommendations along with specific information pertaining to the circumstances which led to the recommendations have already been communicated to Divisional Management and to the City Manager.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 10, 2013) Report from the Auditor General - Recommendations Made as a Result of Investigations Have Relevance throughout the City
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62709.pdf)


AU13.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Auditor Generalís Hotline Investigation Report: Fleet Services Division - Review of Various Equipment Maintenance Practices
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Chief Corporate Officer, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services, to review the City’s street sweeping performance measurement processes and where applicable develop appropriate measures.  Such a process be developed in order to measure the ongoing effectiveness of the City’s street sweeping services, as well as identify areas which require attention.  Areas which should be addressed would include, but not limited to, air quality, tonnage of debris collected and equipment downtime.  Such an evaluation be reported to City Council as required in 2006.

 

2.         City Council request the Chief Corporate Officer to review and evaluate the current management information system to ensure it is meeting the needs of all staff but in particular senior management.

 

3.         City Council request the Chief Corporate Officer to review the use of aftermarket parts in the maintenance and repair of all equipment, particularly street sweepers.  Such a review include an analysis of original savings, frequency of parts replacement, quality, comparisons of maintenance costs, and warranty considerations.

 

4.         City Council request the Chief Corporate Officer to review the current scheduling process for the preventative maintenance of all equipment particularly the street sweepers.  Wherever possible all maintenance be conducted in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

 

5.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to ensure that all daily maintenance required to be completed by each operator is completed.  Evidence of such maintenance be required.  If necessary an appropriate level of training be provided.

 

6.         City Council request the Chief Corporate Officer to review the process and criteria for selection of vendors contracted to ensure repairs are completed by vendors with the necessary expertise.  

 

7.         City Council request the Chief Corporate Officer, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services, to review the current processes for the redeployment of underutilized vehicles.  Such a process ensure the allocation of underutilized equipment to higher volume locations throughout the City.

 

8.         City Council request the Chief Corporate Officer to review the training program at Fleet Services Division to ensure adequate training is provided to mechanics.

 

9.         City Council request the Chief Corporate Officer to review all fleet related reports issued by the Auditor General’s Office in order to ensure that recommendations continue to be effectively implemented.

Origin
(August 31, 2013) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The Auditor General initiated this review as a result of a number of complaints received by the City’s Fraud and Waste Hotline.  Generally, investigations relating to complaints to the Fraud and Waste Hotline are summarized in our annual report on the activities of the Hotline program and as a result are not reported separately.  In this case, in view of the issues identified, we determined that it would be more appropriate to report separately to Audit Committee.

 

This review was generally concerned with the maintenance of the City’s street sweepers by Fleet Services Division.  However, during the review of these specific complaints we identified a number of other issues including issues concerning the Transportation Services Division.  This Division is responsible for the operation of the City’s street sweeping services.

 

This report contains nine recommendations along with a management response to each of the recommendations.  The implementation of these recommendations will improve the overall effectiveness of the City’s maintenance practices over equipment and could result in cost savings.

Background Information (Committee)
(August 31, 2013) Report from the Auditor General - Hotline Investigation Report: Fleet Services Division - Review of Various Equipment Maintenance Practices
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62707.pdf)


AU13.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Local Road Resurfacing - Improvements to Inspection Process Required to Minimize Incorrect Payments to Contractors
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to ensure that inspectors are provided guidelines and training on appropriate measuring practices.

2.            City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to ensure that cost sheets completed by inspectors include all measurements and appropriate notations to allow for an accurate determination of work done.      

3.            City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to give consideration to recovering overpayments made to various contractors.

4.            City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to assess whether the measuring wheels currently in use meet the standard for quality, accuracy and dependability required by the division and take corrective action as required.

5.            City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to ensure that inspectors maintain comprehensive and accurate measurements and records in their field books for all work done.

6.            City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to ensure that inspectors check that work order numbers have been coded correctly on cost sheets and that supervisors randomly spot check work order numbers when approving cost sheets.  Evidence of any review should be documented.

Origin
(September 25, 2013) Report from Auditor General
Summary

The Auditor General’s Office recently completed a review of Transportation Services local road resurfacing contracts.  The report entitled “Local Road Resurfacing – Contract Management Issues” is available at: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-58415.pdf.  The report identified issues in the areas of progress payments, quality assurance and project documentation.  It was determined that supplementary audit work on road measurement practices was warranted. 

 

This report includes six recommendations and includes management’s response to each one of the recommendations.  The implementation of the recommendations contained in this report will minimize incorrect payments to contractors that can arise from poor road measuring techniques, inadequate equipment or incomplete records.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 25, 2013) Report from the Auditor General - Local Road Resurfacing - Improvements to Inspection Process Required to Minimize Incorrect Payments to Contractors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62628.pdf)


AU13.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Toronto Fire Services - Improving the Administration and Effectiveness of Firefighter Training and Recruitment
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to update and finalize the multi-year Fire Master Plan in a timely manner, ensuring the plan addresses firefighter training and recruitment issues.  The plan be flexible to accommodate Toronto Fire Services’ service priorities and changing workforce.

 

2.         City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to ensure that all of the issues identified in the report (September 16, 2013) from the Auditor General are incorporated into the updated Fire Master Plan where applicable.

 

3.         City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to take the necessary steps to evaluate the goals and activities of the Professional Development and Training Division.  Such steps should include but not be limited to:

 

a.         Developing and using relevant and consistent key performance indicators that are aligned with the strategic goals of the Fire Master Plan;

 

            b.         Determining the reporting requirements of training goals and activities, such as content, frequency, and recipients; and

 

c.         Ensuring necessary tools and information for measuring, monitoring and reporting activities consistently are available.

 

4.         City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to ensure that diversity efforts are aligned with service priorities, and specific goals and action plans be incorporated into the Fire Master Plan.

 

5.         City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to evaluate Toronto Fire Services’ diversity initiatives to determine whether these programs are successful in meeting Toronto Fire Services’ diversity goals and are cost-effective.  Additionally, the Centennial College partnership agreement be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure compliance with all terms and conditions of the agreement, including insurance policy requirements.

 

6.         City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to review the recruit training program for operational efficiencies that can yield opportunity cost savings, while, at the same time, meet  Divisional diversity goals.  The review should include, but not be limited to:

 

a.         Ensuring recruits are placed in the training program reflecting their qualifications; and

 

b.         Evaluating the feasibility of eliminating the general stream by adding the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program Certificate as a minimum recruitment requirement.

 

7.         City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to ensure mandatory training courses are conducted for the full amount of time as prescribed in the Collective Agreement.  Such time requirements and expectations be communicated to all staff, including all training staff and firefighters.

 

8.         City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to review all mandatory training course lesson plans and daily agendas to ensure training-related activities and time requirements are accurately reflected and updated accordingly.

 

9.         City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, together with Professional Development and Training and Operations Division Chiefs, to conduct a review into the underlying reasons for the lack of instructor availability, and evaluate ways to address those reasons.

 

10.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to ensure that corrective action be taken, and documented, for cancelled in-service training when determined to be required.  Additionally, the commitment to minimizing in-service training cancellations be communicated to all staff.

 

11.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to ensure that trainer-facilitators are certified by the Ontario Fire College, proper records are maintained, and documentation is submitted to the Ontario Fire College when required.

 

12.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to ensure that all shift training instructors are qualified and trained for the delivery of programs in accordance with internal standard operating guidelines and the Collective Agreement.  Further, management take further steps to identify and formalize specialty training requirements.  In addition, all qualification records be standardized and adequately maintained.

 

13.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to ensure that:

 

a.         Lesson plans align with the course syllabus;

 

b.         Lesson plans exist for every course in the program; and

 

c.         Lesson plans are updated on a regular basis.

 

14.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to reassess the overall necessity of Ontario Fire Marshall exams.  If exams are determined to be required, to take the necessary steps to ensure exam eligibility requirements are met.  Such steps should include, but not be limited to:

 

a.         Ensuring each recruit is evaluated on final performance tests by a certified trainer-facilitator;

 

b.         Ensuring required supporting documentation is completed, signed off, and maintained on file; and

 

c.         Giving consideration to obtaining and reviewing exam results to identify opportunities for training program improvement.

 

15.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to ensure mandatory online training is completed on a timely basis.  When firefighters fail to complete mandatory online training requirements, appropriate corrective action be taken.  Any such corrective actions be incorporated into the standard operating guideline, and reiterated in staff communications.

 

16.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, in consultation with appropriate Professional Development and Training Division and Operations Division staff, to review the progress reporting process, and determine the appropriate types, frequency and content of reports needed to ensure mandatory online training requirements are met.  Further, the standard operating guideline be updated accordingly.

 

17.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to ensure regular progress reports coincide with training due dates and be provided to appropriate staff on a timely basis.  Progress reports be stored and accessible to appropriate staff.

 

18.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to ensure requirements for the Toronto Fire Services’ Annual Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Certification Program are complied with on a timely basis, and corrective action be taken where instances of non-compliance are identified.

 

19.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to formalize and retain all individual firefighter annual Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus certification records to ensure that successful completion of the annual certification program is verifiable.

 

20.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to review the Toronto Fire Services’ Annual Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Certification Program to ensure all standards and requirements are incorporated.  Any changes to the program be communicated to and understood by all staff.  The program as outlined in the standard operating guideline be updated accordingly.

 

21.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to develop and implement a process to ensure opportunities for course feedback are made available to course participants, and the feedback reviewed by management.  The Division Chief, Professional Development and Training, or designate, to review all feedback and to ensure suggestions are considered and where appropriate incorporated into future training courses.

 

22.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to undertake a detailed review of National Fire Protection Agency’s standard on Recommended Practices for Fire Service Training Reports and Records to ensure Toronto Fire Services’ standard operating guidelines are aligned with recommended practices, where appropriate, and standard operating guidelines are updated accordingly.

 

23.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to consult the City’s Human Resources Division, the Ontario Fire Marshal, and other municipal fire services and consider whether Toronto Fire Services can benefit from evaluation methodologies being used elsewhere.

 

24.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, in consultation with appropriate Professional Development and Training staff, to review and update all standard operating guidelines that relate to training processes and procedures, and ensure that current practices and requirements are accurately and appropriately documented.  Any updated guidelines be communicated to all staff in a timely manner.

 

25.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to develop and implement a records management policy.  The policy should include, but not be limited to:

 

a.         Ensuring standard operating guidelines dealing with records management practices and procedures are consistent and align with City policies; and

 

b.         Ensuring standard operating guidelines are complied with, such as obtaining and maintaining all required documentation on file.

 

26.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to develop and implement a quality assurance process to verify the completeness, accuracy, and consistency of training records and ensure internal guidelines are followed.

 

27.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to ensure automatic external defibrillator certification documents are maintained appropriately, and filed in an orderly and timely manner, and the electronic record be updated at the same time.

 

28.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to ensure that external training requests are approved before enrolment.

 

29.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to ensure that shift training instructors submit payment requests on a timely basis.  Further steps be taken to ensure that payments are accurately processed and supporting documentation is properly maintained.

 

30.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to define the information and reporting needs of the Professional Development and Training Division and, in consultation with Information and Technology Division, assess the merits and feasibility of implementing system enhancements to improve functionality in order to meet those needs.

 

31.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to ensure controls are implemented that provide for timely, complete, and accurate data entry.  Further, controls should include a data entry verification process.

 

32.       City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services Division, to consider the use of integrated technology devices, such as barcode scanners, to improve the timeliness, completeness, and accuracy of training attendance records.

Origin
(September 16, 2013) Report from Auditor General
Summary

The Auditor General’s Work Plan included an operational review of Toronto Fire Services.  Specifically, the objective of this audit was to review training activities at Toronto Fire Services in order to identify opportunities for improving the management, administration and effectiveness of firefighter training and recruitment programs.

The review identified a number of issues that highlight the need for a multi-year strategic plan to help guide Toronto Fire Services in managing training and recruitment resources more effectively and efficiently, while meeting its financial, operational, and legal obligations.  Opportunities for improvement include the following:

-         Developing a multi-year strategic plan for training.

-         Evaluating performance through the development of key performance indicators.

-         Enhancing operational efficiencies in training programs to reduce opportunity costs.

-         Improving compliance with training requirements, policies and procedures.

-         Improving training records management and functionality of the electronic learning management system.

This report contains 32 recommendations along with a management response to each of the recommendations.  The implementation of these recommendations has the potential to improve the overall administration and effectiveness of firefighter training and recruitment processes at Toronto Fire Services.

Although recommendations in this report focus on improving administration and effectiveness over firefighter training and recruitment, certain recommendations included in this report may be relevant to the City’s Agencies and Corporations and should be reviewed, evaluated and implemented as deemed appropriate.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 16, 2013) Report from the Auditor General - Toronto Fire Services, Improving the Administration and Effectiveness of Firefighter Training and Recruitment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62656.pdf)


AU13.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Toronto Employment and Social Services - Review of Employment Services Contracts
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the General Manager of Employment and Social Services to review the performance outcome criteria specified in contracts with providers of employment services, with a view to ensuring they are realistic, measurable and achievable.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager of Employment and Social Services to conduct thorough reviews of agencies not meeting performance outcomes in order to develop adequate Action Plans to improve future outcomes.  For agencies consistently unable to meet performance outcomes, consideration be given to seeking alternate methods or providers for the service.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager of Employment and Social Services to conduct an independent evaluation of the Division’s employment assistance programs and report back on their effectiveness in assisting participants to sustain long term employment.

 

4.         City Council request the General Manager of Employment and Social Services to review the referral process in order to improve the acceptance rate of participants into employment assistance activities.  At a minimum, pre-screening tools provided by agencies should be used by Employment and Social Services caseworkers.

 

5.         City Council request the General Manager of Employment and Social Services to ensure client service plans are updated on a timely basis for employment assistance activities and status changes.

 

6.         City Council request the General Manager of Employment and Social Services to explore the opportunity to automate updates on employment assistance activities within the new provincial information system to be implemented for the Ontario Works program.

 

7.         City Council request the General Manager of Employment and Social Services to explore how Toronto Employment and Social Services can efficiently analyze annual financial statements submitted by agencies.

 

8.         City Council request the General Manager of Employment and Social Services to revise administrative controls to ensure payments for funeral services are properly authorized and in compliance with legislation and corporate policies.

Origin
(September 30, 2013) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

A review of contracts with various providers of services to the Toronto Employment and Social Services Division (TESS) was included in the Auditor General’s Audit Work Plan. 

 

TESS maintains contracts with a number of third-party organizations to prepare Ontario Works recipients for employment opportunities.  This audit reviewed agreements between TESS and various service providers.  Specific objectives of the audit included ensuring compliance with legislative requirements and corporate policies and procedures, review of payments to providers for compliance with terms in service agreements and assessing the effectiveness in achieving contract objectives established by TESS.

 

The implementation of the eight recommendations contained in this report will improve financial controls over purchasing, contract management and payment processing.  These improvements will contribute to Ontario Works recipients receiving the appropriate support to help them become and stay employed.  

Background Information (Committee)
(September 30, 2013) Report from the Auditor General - Toronto Employment and Social Services - Review of Employment Services Contracts
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62705.pdf)


AU13.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

IT Service Desk Unit - Opportunities for Improving Service and Cost-Effectiveness
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Information Officer, to undertake an assessment of divisional level service desk functions.  Such an assessment consider the transfer of divisional service desks to the IT Service Desk Unit.  Further the review consider operational need, resource requirements and service levels.

 

2.         City Council request the Chief Information Officer to review the IT Service Desk Unit’s first level resolution rate to determine if efficiencies can be gained by bringing the rate more in line with the industry average.

 

3.         City Council request the Chief Information Officer to enhance IT Service Desk Unit’s operations through the development and use of additional industry best practice performance metrics.

 

4.         City Council request the Chief Information Officer to implement proactive problem management for the IT Service Desk Unit to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness in providing information technology support.

 

5.         City Council request the Chief Information Officer to ensure that staff comply with City procedures and administrative practices governing IT Service Desk Unit activity.

 

6.         City Council request the Chief Information Officer to ensure management reports designed to track and monitor service requests are distributed to appropriate individuals for review and corrective action where required.  Evidence of such review and action taken should be documented and reported to the Chief Information Officer.

 

7.         City Council request the Chief Information Officer to make it mandatory within the project management framework to include the IT Service Desk Unit as a project member should there be an expectation that the IT Service Desk Unit will be providing support to new IT initiatives.

 

8.         City Council request the Chief Information Officer to explore the option of allowing users to check on the status of their service request directly through access to the IT Service Desk Unit’s incident tracking system.

 

9.         City Council request the Chief Information Officer to review staff scheduling to ensure that the number of staff available is appropriately matched to service demand levels.

 

10.       City Council request the Chief Information Officer to review internal IT Division work tasks being referred to the IT Service Desk Unit to ensure that is an appropriate and efficient use of IT Service Desk Unit resources.

 

11.       City Council request the Chief Information Officer to put in place a process for the timely collection and analysis of user feedback in relation to the IT Service Desk Unit. 

Origin
(September 18, 2013) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

The Auditor General’s 2013 Audit Work Plan included a review of the IT Service Desk Unit in the Information Technology Division.  The objective of this review was to assess adequacy of management controls to ensure the effective operation of the IT Service Desk and timely resolution of end-user requests, incidents and problems.

 

This report contains 11 recommendations with a management response to each of the recommendations.  The implementation of these recommendations will enhance management control and improve cost-effectiveness and efficiency. 

Background Information (Committee)
(September 18, 2013) Report from the Auditor General - IT Service Desk Unit - Opportunities for Improving Service and Cost-Effectiveness
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62706.pdf)


AU13.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Emergency Medical Services - Payroll and Scheduling Processes Require Strengthening
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Chief and General Manager, Emergency Medical Services, to develop a process for timely review and adjustment of outstanding payroll variances.  The process should be documented and communicated to respective staff.  Further, documentation should be updated to include staff responsibilities and time lines to ensure required pay variance adjustments are performed on a timely basis.

 

2.         City Council request the Chief and General Manager, Emergency Medical Services, to develop an action plan with timelines to expedite the implementation of the Internal Audit report recommendation to review and adjust existing accumulated pay variances.  

 

3.         City Council request the Chief and General Manager, Emergency Medical Services, to develop a process to ensure divisional consistency in attendance management procedures.  Attendance records including overtime and time off requests should be adequately supported with documentation reflecting supervisory review and approval, and maintained in accordance with legislated record retention requirements.

 

4.         City Council request the Chief and General Manager, Emergency Medical Services, to develop a process for periodic analysis and reporting of staff overtime and absenteeism. 

 

5.         City Council request the Chief and General Manager, Emergency Medical Services, to review scheduling staff turnover and develop policies and guidelines to retain experienced schedulers.  Where and if appropriate, new schedulers should be selected based on their ability to perform on a long term basis.

 

6.         City Council request the Chief and General Manager, Emergency Medical Services, to develop a process for periodic review and reporting of shift exchanges, particularly staff with a high shift exchange frequency. 

 

7.         City Council request the Chief and General Manager, Emergency Medical Services, to expand monitoring processes to new paramedic schedules in relation to emergency service call volume patterns and make scheduling modifications as needed.

 

8.         City Council request the Chief and General Manager, Emergency Medical Services, to develop a process for periodic review of information technology user access to ensure system access aligns with related job duties.  

 

9.         City Council request the Chief and General Manager, Emergency Medical Services, to evaluate whether transactions entered using shared IDs or by system users not authorized to enter transactions identified during the audit require further analysis to determine if transactions were valid and properly authorized.  Reports should be developed to identify such transactions on an ongoing basis for review and action.

 

10.       City Council request the Chief and General Manager, Emergency Medical Services, to communicate information technology policies and procedures relating to user ID and password confidentiality.  In addition, the practice of using generic or shared IDs should be discontinued.  Valid users should have a unique information technology user ID.

 

11.       City Council request the Chief and General Manager, Emergency Medical Services, to develop a process to log user access changes with respective effective dates.

 

12.       City Council request the Chief and General Manager, Emergency Medical Services, to upgrade the history log in the scheduling module to track deletions and changes by user ID, date and time.

Origin
(October 3, 2013) Report from The Auditor General
Summary

The Auditor General’s 2013 Audit Work Plan included a review of controls over payroll and scheduling processes at the City Emergency Medical Services Division (EMS).  This review was selected due to:

 

·         the significant amount of funds involved

·         the number of complaints received by the Auditor General’s Fraud and Waste Hotline

 

This report identifies a number of opportunities to strengthen payroll processes.  Implementation of the 12 recommendations contained in this report will improve controls over the administration and management of EMS scheduling, payroll and information technology processes.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 3, 2013) Report from the Auditor General - Emergency Medical Services - Payroll and Scheduling Processes Require Strengthening
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62712.pdf)


AU13.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Continuous Controls Monitoring Program - Six-month Review of City Overtime, Standby Pay and Mileage Expenses, 2013
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the report (August 6, 2013) from the Auditor General for information.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Audit Committee requested the Auditor General to include in future monitoring reports the divisional breakdown of the City of Toronto's overtime, standby pay and mileage expenses.

Origin
(August 6, 2013) Report from Auditor General
Summary

The Auditor General’s Work Plan included the development of a system of continuous controls monitoring for selected City expenses.  The objective of the Continuous Controls Monitoring Program is to provide periodic reports to management which assist in proactively monitoring financial transactions, detecting unusual expenses and identifying areas where internal controls could be strengthened.

 

The Auditor General initiated the Continuous Controls Monitoring Program in early 2011.  Initial expenses selected for the application of continuous controls monitoring were employee overtime and mileage reimbursements. 

 

In 2012, the program was expanded to include standby pay.  In January 2013, the Auditor General further expanded the Continuous Controls Monitoring Program to include staff absenteeism.  Staff absenteeism is covered in a separate report. 

 

In 2011 and 2012 City overtime and mileage reimbursement expenses decreased a combined total of $7 million.  This latest report provides overtime and mileage reimbursement information for the six months from January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013. 

 

During the past six months overtime costs increased over the same period in 2012 by approximately $300,000.  Standby pay decreased by $200,000 and staff mileage reimbursements decreased by $100,000.  Management indicates that City divisions are monitoring overtime, standby pay and mileage reimbursements on an ongoing basis as part of ongoing efforts to reduce operating budgets. 

Background Information (Committee)
(August 6, 2013) Report from the Auditor General - Continuous Controls Monitoring Program - Six-month Review of City Overtime, Standby Pay and Mileage Expenses, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62703.pdf)


AU13.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

2012 Investment Policy Compliance
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the report (October 15, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer for information.

Origin
(October 15, 2013) Report from Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

To provide Price Waterhouse Coopers' findings, observations and recommendations contained in their report, "Report on Compliance with the City’s Investment Policy", dated October 9, 2013 and attached to this report.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 15, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer - 2012 Investment Policy Compliance
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62591.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP - 2012 Compliance with the City of Toronto's Investment Policy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62624.pdf)


AU13.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Update on Arenas and Community Centres - 2012 Audited Financial Statements
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the 2012 audited financial statements of the Leaside Memorial Community Gardens, McCormick Playground Arena and Applegrove Community Complex, attached as Appendices to the report (September 19, 2013) from the Auditor General.

Origin
(September 19, 2013) Report from Auditor General
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Audit Committee and City Council with an update on the 2012 audited financial statements of Arenas and Community Centres.

 

The 2012 audited financial statements of the majority of Arenas and Community Centres were provided to Audit Committee at its July 4, 2013 meeting.  The signed financial statements of the Leaside Memorial Community Gardens, McCormick Playground Arena and the Applegrove Community Complex had not been received at that time.

 

This report provides City Council with the remaining 2012 audited financial statements of Arenas and Community Centres.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 19, 2013) Report from the Auditor General - Update on Arenas and Community Centres - 2012 Audited Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62627.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Board of Management for the Leaside Memorial Community Gardens
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62652.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Committee of Management for the McCormick Playground Arena
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62653.pdf)

Appendix 3 - Applegrove Community Complex
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62654.pdf)


AU13.18

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

William Bolton Arena - Update on Management Letter Response
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.       City Council receive the management letter response from William H. Bolton Arena (July 6, 2013) attached as Appendix 1 to the report (July 19, 2013) from the Auditor General.

Origin
(July 19, 2013) Report from Auditor General
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Audit Committee and City Council with an update on management’s response to the internal control deficiencies noted during the audit of the 2012 financial statements of William H. Bolton Arena.

 

Audited 2012 financial statements of William H. Bolton Arena and the external auditor’s management letter were presented at the July 4, 2013 meeting of Audit Committee.  A response from management had not yet been received at that time.  

 

The management letter included two recommendations related to internal control deficiencies identified during the course of the audit.  Subsequent to the Audit Committee meeting, management provided their response to the external auditors.  Management accepted all of the external auditor's internal control recommendations.

Background Information (Committee)
(July 19, 2013) Report from the Auditor General - William Bolton Arena, Update on Management Letter Response
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62646.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Management Letter Response from William H. Bolton Arena - July 6, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62647.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Management Letter for Williams H. Bolton Arena
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62649.pdf)


AU13.20

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) - 2012 Audited Financial Statements - Report No. 2
Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2012 audited financial statements and management letters of the 28 Business Improvement Areas attached as Appendices A to AC of the report (October 16, 2013) from the Treasurer and the Acting Director, Business Services, Economic Development and Culture.

Origin
(October 16, 2013) Report from the Treasurer and the Acting Director, Business Services, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to present the 2012 audited financial statements and management letters of 28 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) to Audit Committee and City Council for approval.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 16, 2013) Report from the Treasurer and Acting Director, Business Services, Economic Development and Culture, submitting the 2012 Audited Financial Statements of Business Improvement Areas.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62669.pdf)

Appendix A: Albion-Islington Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62670.pdf)

Appendix B: Bloor By The Park Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62671.pdf)

Appendix C: Bloordale Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62672.pdf)

Appendix D: College Promenade Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62673.pdf)

Appendix E: Dundas West Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62674.pdf)

Appendix E - 1: Dundas West Management Letter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62675.pdf)

Appendix F: Eglinton Hill Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62676.pdf)

Appendix G: Emery Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62677.pdf)

Appendix H: Gerrard India Bazaar Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62678.pdf)

Appendix I: Hillcrest Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62679.pdf)

Appendix J: Kensington Market Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62680.pdf)

Appendix K: Kingsway Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62681.pdf)

Appendix L: Lakeshore Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62682.pdf)

Appendix M: Little Italy Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62683.pdf)

Appendix N: Little Portugal Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62684.pdf)

Appendix O: Long Branch Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62685.pdf)

Appendix P: Mimico By The Lake Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62686.pdf)

Appendix Q: Mount Pleasant Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62687.pdf)

Appendix R: Oakwood Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62688.pdf)

Appendix S: Queen Street West Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62689.pdf)

Appendix T: Roncesvalles Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62690.pdf)

Appendix U: The Dupont Strip Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62691.pdf)

Appendix V: Trinity Bellwoods Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62692.pdf)

Appendix W: Upper Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62693.pdf)

Appendix X: Village of Islington Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62694.pdf)

Appendix Y: Weston Village Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62695.pdf)

Appendix Z: West Queen West Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62696.pdf)

Appendix Z-1: West Queen West Management Letter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62697.pdf)

Appendix AA: Wychwood Heights Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62698.pdf)

Appendix AB: York Eglinton Financial Statements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62699.pdf)

Appendix AC: A letter from the auditor, Rafiq Dosani dated September 26, 2013 stating that there were no significant management letter issues identified for Twenty-six other BIAs.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-62700.pdf)


Board of Health - Meeting 24
HL24.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Smoke-Free Toronto: Strengthening Protection
To be considered with Item PE23.3 as first item after Mayor's Key Item.

Communications HL24.3.22 to HL24.3.27 have been submitted on this Item
Board Recommendations

The Board of Health recommends that:

 

1.         City Council instruct the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bill in Council to amend Municipal Code Chapter 709, Smoking, regarding smoking within nine metres of public building entrances, in substantially the form of the amendments set out in Appendix A and Appendix B of the report (September 16, 2013) from the Medical Officer of Health, subject to such technical or stylistic amendments as may be required.

 

2.         City Council instruct the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bill in Council to include a prohibition on smoking in public squares through amendments to existing public squares by-laws or by inclusion in a harmonized by-law (Municipal Code Chapter 636) governing public squares.

Board Decision Advice and Other Information

The Board of Health:

 

1.        Supported making the following outdoor spaces smoke-free:

 

a. public building entrances and exits;

b. outdoor sports fields and parks amenities;

c. swimming beaches;

d. public squares;

e. public parklets;

f. bar and restaurant patios; and

g. hospital grounds.

 

2.         Requested the Medical Officer of Health to report to the Board of Health in 2014, with recommendations for municipal regulation to make uncovered bar and restaurant patios in Toronto smoke-free should the Province not take action to prohibit smoking in these areas;  the report to include research on the potential economic impacts of restrictions on patio smoking in Toronto, and the experience of other jurisdictions which have implemented these controls.

 

3.         Requested Toronto Public Health staff to meet with Youth Health Action Network (YHAN) to discuss smoke pipe usage of youth when considering the upcoming report to the Board of Health expected in 2014.

 

4.         Requested the Medical Officer of Health to report back on smoking cessation supports especially for marginalized communities like the LGBTQ community, the homeless, low income residents and students.

5.         Requested the Medical Officer of Health, in consultation with the General Manager of Solid Waste and the Executive Director of Municipal Licensing and Standards,

to report on options for reducing tobacco litter.

 

6.         Requested the Medical Officer of Health to report on options to promote smoke-free housing.

 

7.         Forwarded the report (September 16, 2013) from the Medical Officer of Health to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and requested that the Minister amend the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2006 to:

 

a.         prohibit smoking on all uncovered bar and restaurant patios; and

b.         prohibit smoking on all hospital grounds.

 

8.         Forwarded the report (September 16, 2013) from the Medical Officer of Health to the Board of Management of the Toronto Zoo, for their information.

 

9.         Directed that its recommendations be forwarded to City Council for its November 13, 14, 2013, meeting.

 

The Medical Officer of Health gave a presentation.

 

Origin
(September 16, 2013) Report from the Medical Officer of Health
Summary

In October 2012, Toronto Public Health (TPH) reported to the Board of Health (BOH) on opportunities to strengthen protection from second-hand smoke in outdoor public places. The Board of Health requested the Medical Officer of Health to consult with key stakeholders on additional measures to reduce second-hand smoke exposure in outdoor public places, and to report back in 2013. Toronto Public Health has consulted with bar and restaurant owners, property managers, the hospital sector, sports groups, health and community-based organizations, universities, colleges and students, members of the public and relevant City divisions, on regulatory options to improve protection from second-hand smoke and to decrease the visibility of smoking in public places.

 

Based on the consultation findings, review of actions in other jurisdictions, health evidence on outdoor tobacco smoke exposure, the importance of smoke-free role models for children and youth, and public opinion data, this report recommends the Board of Health support making the following outdoor spaces smoke-free: public building entrances and exits, sports fields, specific amenities in parks, swimming beaches, public squares, bar and restaurant patios and hospital grounds. This report identifies ways to make these areas smoke-free either now or in the near future.

 

Specifically, this report proposes changes to the Municipal Code, Chapter 709 Smoking, to prohibit smoking within nine metres of entrances and exits to public buildings. Toronto Public Health is also recommending that the outdated provisions in the Municipal Code Chapter 709, Smoking be repealed.

 

A joint report with the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation recommending changes to the Municipal Code, Chapter 608, Parks, to make sports fields and specific park amenities smoke-free will be considered by the Parks and Environment committee on October 23, 2013.

 

This report also recommends that the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) amend the Smoke Free Ontario Act (SFOA) to extend the current prohibition on smoking within nine metres of hospital entrances and exits to prohibit smoking on all hospital grounds in Toronto.

 

Opportunities for strengthening protection from second-hand smoke outdoors, including on bar and restaurant patios, are described in the report and will be the subject of future recommendations.

 

This report has been prepared in consultation with the City Solicitor, City Manager's Office, Executive Director of Municipal Licensing and Standards Division and General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division.

Background Information (Board)
(September 16, 2013) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Smoke-Free Toronto: Strengthening Protections
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-61629.pdf)

(September 16, 2013) Appendix A - Proposed Amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 709 - Smoking
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-61630.pdf)

(September 16, 2013) Appendix B - No Smoking Sign Characteristics
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-61631.pdf)

(September 16, 2013) Appendix C - Smoke-Free By-laws Ontario
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-61632.pdf)

(September 16, 2013) Appendix D - Summary of Stakeholder Consultations on Expanding Smoke-Free Public Places
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-61633.pdf)

Speakers

Michael Perley, Director, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco (Submission Filed)
Adam Pyne, Canadian Cancer Society (Submission Filed)
Deborah Harriet Cherry
Meena Bhardwaj, Youth Health Action Network (YHAN) (Submission Filed)
Tony Elenis, President and CEO, Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) Toronto Region
Jeff Carmichael, Toronto Sports Council (Submission Filed)
Pippa Beck, Non-Smokers' Rights Association
Arron Barberian, Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) Toronto Restaurant Region
Alexandra Jackson, The Ontario Lung Association
Pamela Kaufman, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto (Submission Filed)
Leslie Gibson
Lisa Di Prospero
Tysa Harnish Christie (Submission Filed)
Rainbow  Hunt (Submission Filed)
Sheila White, President, Words Media and Communication Inc. (Submission Filed)

Communications (Board)
(September 24, 2013) E-mail from John Furlano (HL.New.HL24.3.1)
(September 24, 2013) E-mail from Sharon Dixon (HL.New.HL24.3.2)
(September 24, 2013) E-mail from Gregory Viner (HL.New.HL24.3.3)
(September 25, 2013) E-mail from Bill Shepherd (HL.New.HL24.3.4)
(September 25, 2013) E-mail from Karri Wong (HL.New.HL24.3.5)
(September 26, 2013) Letter from Robert Devitt, President & CEO, Toronto East General Hospital (HL.New.HL24.3.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/comm/communicationfile-40043.pdf)

(September 27, 2013) Letter from Fiona Nelson, Chair, Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition (HL.New.HL24.3.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/comm/communicationfile-40034.pdf)

(September 27, 2013) E-mail from Peter J. Stogios, Ph.D, Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry (HL.New.HL24.3.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/comm/communicationfile-40050.pdf)

(September 27, 2013) Letter from Dr. Pamela Kaufman, Project Lead, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit  (HL.New.HL24.3.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/comm/communicationfile-40051.pdf)

(September 30, 2013) Letter from Joan Anderson, THN Project Manager, Toronto HIV/AIDS Network (HL.New.HL24.3.10)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/comm/communicationfile-40081.pdf)

(September 30, 2013) Letter from Andrea Eisen, MD, FRCPPC, and Bonnie Bristow, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Odette Cancer Centre's Smoking Cessation Program  (HL.New.HL24.3.11)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/comm/communicationfile-40082.pdf)

(September 30, 2013) Letter from Michael Perley, Director, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco (HL.New.HL24.3.12)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/comm/communicationfile-40083.pdf)

(September 30, 2013) E-mail from Tracey Stanway (HL.New.HL24.3.13)
(September 30, 2013) Letter from Youth Health Action Network (Y.H.A.N.) (HL.New.HL24.3.14)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/comm/communicationfile-40085.pdf)

(September 30, 2013) E-mail from Brent Marissen (HL.New.HL24.3.15)
(September 30, 2013) E-mail from John Vandenberg (HL.New.HL24.3.16)
(September 30, 2013) Submission from Tysa Harnish Christie and Rainbow Hunt (HL.New.HL24.3.17)
(September 30, 2013) Letter from Alexandra Jackson, Volunteer, Canadian Cancer Society (HL.New.HL24.3.18)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/comm/communicationfile-40103.pdf)

(September 30, 2013) Letter from Adam Pyne, Volunteer, Canadian Cancer Society (HL.New.HL24.3.19)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/comm/communicationfile-40104.pdf)

(September 30, 2013) Letter from Jeff Carmichael, Toronto Sports Council (HL.New.HL24.3.20)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/comm/communicationfile-40107.pdf)

(September 30, 2013) Submission from Sheila White, President, Words Media and Communication Inc. (HL.New.HL24.3.21)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/hl/comm/communicationfile-40112.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(September 30, 2013) E-mail from Rocco Siclari (CC.Main.HL24.3.22)
(October 1, 2013) E-mail from Marlowe Sunshine (CC.Main.HL24.3.23)
(September 30, 2013) Submission from Sheila White (CC.Main.HL24.3.24)
(September 30, 2013) Submission from Sheila White (CC.Main.HL24.3.25)
(November 11, 2013) E-mail from Tucker T. Stone (CC.Supp.HL24.3.26)
(November 13, 2013) Letter from Darlene Tomchuk (CC.New.HL24.3.27)

Civic Appointments Committee - Meeting 24
CA24.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts Board of Directors - Applicant Interviews and Appointment
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered for appointment to the Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts Board of Directors
Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint the candidate listed in Confidential Attachment 1 to the Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts Board of Directors, at the pleasure of Council, for a term of office ending on November 30, 2014, and until a successor is appointed.

 

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

 

3.         City Council identify the candidates listed in Confidential Attachment 2 as alternates for the Civic Appointments Committee to consider for appointments, in the order listed, should a vacancy occur during the term.

 

4.         City Council direct that the names of the candidates identified as alternates remain confidential until appointed as a member, as required under the Public Appointments Policy.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Civic Appointments Committee recessed its public session and met in closed session on October 28, 2013, to consider confidential information on this Item related to personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered for appointment to the Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts Board of Directors.

Summary

The Civic Appointments Committee will interview candidates for appointment to the Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts Board of Directors.

 

(The Interview Schedule will be forwarded under separate confidential cover to Members of the Civic Appointments Committee and relevant officials only.  Copies of confidential applications and the confidential qualifications and diversity summary provided by the City Manager were previously distributed under confidential cover to the Members of the Civic Appointments Committee.)

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2013) Confidential Attachment - Interview Schedule for the Sony (Hummingbird) Centre for the Performing Arts Board of Directors

CA24.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Board of Management - Applicant Interviews and Identification of Alternates
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered as alternates for the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Board of Management
Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council identify the candidate listed in Confidential Attachment 1 as an alternate for the Civic Appointments Committee to consider for appointment should a vacancy occur during the term on the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Board of Management.

 

2.         City Council direct the name of the candidate identified as an alternate remain confidential until appointed as a member, as required under the Public Appointments Policy.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Civic Appointments Committee recessed its public session and met in closed session on October 28, 2013, to consider confidential information on this Item related to personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered as alternates for the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Board of Management.

Summary

The Civic Appointments Committee will interview candidates for consideration as alternates for the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Board of Management.

 

(The Interview Schedule will be forwarded under separate confidential cover to Members of the Civic Appointments Committee and relevant officials only.  Copies of confidential applications and the confidential qualifications and diversity summary provided by the City Manager were previously distributed under confidential cover to the Members of the Civic Appointments Committee.)

Background Information (Committee)
(October 17, 2013) Confidential Attachment - Interview Schedule for the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Board of Management

CA24.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Appointment to Fill Vacancy on the Board of Health
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual being considered for appointment to the Board of Health
Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:

 

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

 

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

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Civic Appointments Committee recessed its public session and met in closed session on October 28, 2013, to consider confidential information on this Item related to personal matters about an identifiable individual being considered for appointment to the Board of Health.

Summary

Ms. Kristle Calisto-Tavares has submitted a communication (September 17, 2013) advising that she has resigned from the Board of Health.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 17, 2013) Letter from Kristle Calisto-Tavares
(September 23, 2013) Confidential Attachment regarding an identified alternate for the Board of Health

CA24.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Appointment to Fill Vacancy on the Heritage Toronto Board of Directors
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual being considered for appointment to the Heritage Toronto Board of Directors
Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint the alternate listed in Confidential Attachment 1 to the Heritage Toronto Board of Directors, at the pleasure of Council, for a term of office ending on November 30, 2014, and until a successor is appointed.

 

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

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Civic Appointments Committee recessed its public session and met in closed session on October 28, 2013, to consider confidential information on this Item related to personal matters about an identifiable individual being considered for appointment to the Heritage Toronto Board of Directors.

Summary

The Chair, Heritage Toronto Board of Directors, has submitted a communication (May 28, 2013) advising of the passing of Board Member Daniel Farmer.

Background Information (Committee)
(May 28, 2013) Letter from the Chair, Heritage Toronto Board of Directors
(September 23, 2013) Confidential Attachment regarding an identified alternate for the Heritage Toronto Board of Directors

CA24.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Appointment to Fill Vacancy on the Toronto Licensing Tribunal
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual being considered for appointment to the Toronto Licensing Tribunal
Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint the alternate listed in Confidential Attachment 1 to the Toronto Licensing Tribunal, at the pleasure of Council, for a term of office ending on November 30, 2014, and until a successor is appointed.

 

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

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Civic Appointments Committee recessed its public session and met in closed session on October 28, 2013, to consider confidential information on this Item related to personal matters about an identifiable individual being considered for appointment to the Toronto Licensing Tribunal.

Summary

Ms. Diane Hall has submitted a communication (July 15, 2013) advising that she has resigned from the Toronto Licensing Tribunal.

Background Information (Committee)
(July 15, 2013) Letter from Diane Hall
(September 23, 2013) Confidential Attachment regarding an identified alternate for the Toronto Licensing Tribunal

CA24.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Appointment to Fill Vacancy on the Yonge-Dundas Square Board of Management
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual being considered for appointment to the Yonge-Dundas Square Board of Management
Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint the alternate listed in Confidential Attachment 1 to the Yonge-Dundas Square Board of Management, at the pleasure of Council, for a term of office ending on November 30, 2014, and until a successor is appointed.

 

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

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Civic Appointments Committee recessed its public session and met in closed session on October 28, 2013, to consider confidential information on this Item related to personal matters about an identifiable individual being considered for appointment to the Yonge-Dundas Square Board of Management.

Summary

Mr. Leigh Lampert has submitted a communication (July 19, 2013) advising that he has resigned from the Yonge-Dundas Square Board of Management.

Background Information (Committee)
(July 19, 2013) Letter from Leigh Lampert
(September 23, 2013) Confidential Attachment regarding an identified alternate for the Yonge-Dundas Square Board of Management

Community Development and Recreation Committee - Meeting 24
CD24.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Options for Multi-Year Phased in Expansion of After-School Recreation Care (ARC) Program beyond Priority Neighbourhoods
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 16-site expansion of the After-School Recreation and Care (ARC) Program as referenced in the report (October 11, 2013) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the General Manager, Children's Services, and direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to include the necessary resources in the 2014 recommended operating budget for Parks, Forestry and Recreation as follows:

 

-           $409.1 thousand Gross Expenditures and $375.0 thousand Net Expenditures  in 2014,

 

-           $712.6 thousand Gross Expenditures and $627.7 thousand Net Expenditures in 2015; and

 

-           $365.6 thousand Gross Expenditures and $314.8 thousand Net Expenditures in 2016;

 

subject to the 2014 budget review process.

 

2.         City Council receive the report (October 11, 2013) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the General Manager, Children’s Services, for information.

Origin
(October 11, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the General Manager, Children's Services
Summary

This report responds to Council's direction on July 16, 2013 to Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PFR) and Children's Services to investigate options for a multi-year, phased-in expansion of the After-School Recreation Care (ARC) program outside of Priority Neighbourhoods. The report outlines the implications of further expansion on the existing funding structure, the criteria for proposed locations, projected costs and revenues, and considers service level targets, equity objectives, and subsidy and eligibility issues.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 11, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and General Manager, Children's Services on Options for Multi-Year Phased in Expansion of After-School Recreation Care (ARC) Program beyond Priority Neighbourhoods
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-62526.pdf)

Speakers

Amanada Penrice, Middle Childhood Coalition
Councillor Janet Davis


CD24.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Overview of Fees for Recreation Programs
The Board of Health has submitted a transmittal on this Item (CD24.3a for information)
Communication CD24.3.2 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct that universal access to recreation services be provided in all recreation centres in the City of Toronto, and that the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer include the necessary resources in the 2014 recommended budget subject to the 2014 budget review process.

 

2.         City Council receive the report (October 11, 2103) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, for information.

Origin
(October 11, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

City Council adopted Parks, Forestry and Recreation's 2013-2017 Recreation Service Plan in November 2012.  The Plan will guide the City of Toronto's planning and delivery of recreation programs and services over the next five years.  An Implementation Plan was approved in July 2013.

 

This report responds to several City Council directions to Parks, Forestry and Recreation related to user fees: a review of user fees; the extent to which user fees are a barrier to participation; the health and social benefits of recreation; the financial impact of extending universal access to all recreation programming; and the financial implications of eliminating leisure swimming fees for children and youth in 2014.

 

This report aligns with the 2013-2017 Recreation Service Plan and is consistent with the  Corporate User Fee Policy approved in 2011 that ensures consistency in establishing and administering the City's user fee program.  Parks, Forestry and Recreation will be reporting to City Council in late 2015 with a formal user fee review of all recreation programs and services as required by the policy.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 11, 2013) Report with Appendices A, B, and D from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Overview of Fees for Recreation Programs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-62546.pdf)

(October 11, 2013) Appendix C
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-62547.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(November 5, 2013) Transmittal from the Board of Health on Overview of Fees for Recreation Programs (CD24.3a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63504.pdf)

Speakers

Mark J. Richardson (Submission Filed)

Communications (Committee)
(October 28, 2013) E-mail from Mark J. Richardson (CD.New.CD24.3.1)
Communications (City Council)
(November 13, 2013) E-mail from David Cox (CC.New.CD24.3.2)

CD24.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Welcome Policy Review of Usage and Subsidy Amount
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the Welcome Policy to include indexing of the individual annual credit to align with future increases in recreation user fees.

Origin
(October 11, 2013) Report from General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation
Summary

City Council adopted Parks, Forestry and Recreation's 2013-2017 Recreation Service Plan in November 2012.  The Plan will guide City of Toronto's planning and delivery of recreation programs and services over the next five years.  An Implementation Plan was approved in July 2013.

 

This report responds to the direction to review Welcome Policy usage under the new credit-based system.  The review showed that the Welcome Policy conversion was successful in substantially increasing the number of Welcome Policy recipients and registrations.  Approximately 15,000 additional low-income residents have accessed the Welcome Policy since the conversion in September 2012.  This report recommends that the Welcome Policy individual annual credit for children, youth, adults and seniors be indexed to match inflationary and market-based increases approved for recreation user fees.

 

This report was informed by an extensive engagement process during the fall of 2013 that included input from more than 500 active Welcome Policy users, other recreation users and community providers.  Input was received through an online survey, in-person and phone surveys, and focus groups.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 11, 2013) Report with Appendices A and B from the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation on Welcome Policy Review of Usage and Subsidy Amount
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-62548.pdf)

Speakers

Mark J. Richardson
Councillor Janet Davis

Communications (Committee)
(October 28, 2013) Submission from Mark J. Richardson (CD.New.CD24.4.1)

CD24.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Toronto Rent Bank Program
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to negotiate, execute and amend agreements for the period January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 with Neighbourhood Information Post (the lead community agency coordinating the Rent Bank Program in Toronto) to deliver the Toronto Rent Bank Program, in accordance with the guidelines set out in Appendix A to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, subject to the approval of the 2014 and 2015 Operating Budgets for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

2.         City Council allocate a budget of up to $1,053,000 gross and $0 net from the 2014 Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative Program for the Toronto Rent Bank Program, subject to the approval of the 2014 Operating Budget and up to $370,812 gross and $0 net from the January 1 to March 31, 2015 Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative Program, subject to the approval of the 2015 Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

3.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to make changes to the guidelines, as outlined in Appendix A to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in consultation with the Rent Bank Steering Committee, in order to improve service delivery and ensure effective use of Rent Bank funds.

Origin
(October 10, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

Since 2004, the provincial government has provided funding for a Rent Bank Program in Toronto to provide interest-free loans to low income tenants at risk of eviction. Starting in 2013, the Provincial Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) replaced five existing homeless services funding programs: Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program (CHPP), Emergency Hostels, Emergency Energy Fund, Domiciliary Hostels (none operating in Toronto) and the Rent Bank Program.  CHPI is funded by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH).

 

Council directed that 2013 was a transitional year for the new CHPI Program.  The Toronto Rent Bank Program continued to operate throughout 2013 within the same funding and operating parameters which were outlined in the 2009 Rent Bank Agreement between MMAH and the City of Toronto, and the Local Rules approved by Council on October 26 and 27, 2009.  However, beginning in 2014, these parameters, known as the Provincial and Local Rules, will no longer be in effect.  In their place, new guidelines have been developed to assist low income tenants at risk of eviction.

 

This report recommends that Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into, amend and administer agreements with respect to the Toronto Rent Bank Program.  It also outlines new guidelines for operating the program which are in keeping with the mandate of the program to provide interest-free loans to low income tenants and includes a new pilot program to address the unique needs of tenants at risk of becoming homeless. 

Background Information (Committee)
(October 10, 2013) Report with Appendices A and B from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Toronto Rent Bank Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-62492.pdf)


CD24.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

2014/15 Funding Allocations from the Provincial Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative, the City of Toronto - Homeless Initiatives Fund, and the Federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy
A report on this Item is due, if necessary, from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into agreements and allocate, as community grants, up to $11,921,464 gross and $664,823 net from the 2014 and 2015 Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) Provincial funding envelope and the City of Toronto Homelessness Initiatives Fund (HIF), respectively, subject to approval of the 2014 and 2015 City Operating Budgets, as follows: 

 

a.         to extend the funding, and enter into agreements with currently funded Investment Projects for Drop-in projects, for up to $406,250 gross and $0 net, as follows:

 

i.          from January 1 to December 31, 2014 for up to $325,000 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; and

 

ii.         from January 1 to March 31, 2015 for up to $81,250 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.          

 

b.         to extend the funding, and enter into agreements with currently funded Partnership Projects for Supports to Daily Living and Drop-in projects for up to $8,012,616 gross and $0 net, as follows:

 

i.          from January 1 to December 31, 2014 for up to $6,410,093 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix B to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; and

 

ii.         from January 1 to March 31, 2015 for up to $1,602,523 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix B to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

c.         to extend existing agreements in respect of currently funded Partnership Projects for Housing Help and Street Outreach projects, from January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014, for up to $2,914,418 gross and $664,823 net as set out in Appendix C to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; and

 

d.         to extend current funding and enter into agreements in respect of two Trusteeship projects, a Drop-in project and Housing Help Within Shelters project, for up to $588,180 gross and $0 net, as follows:

 

i.          from January 1 to December 31, 2014 for up to $470,544 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix D to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; and

 

ii.         from January 1 to March 31, 2015 for up to $117,636 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix D to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

2.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into service agreements and allocate funds up to $387,000 gross and $0 net from the 2014 Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative subject to approval of the 2014 City Operating Budget to:

 

a.         enter into new agreements and amend existing agreements to respond to emergency situations impacting the community, for an amount not to exceed $200,000 gross and $0 net;

 

b.         provide funding for the 2014 Health and Safety Fund up to $150,000 gross and $0 net consistent with the terms set out in Appendix E to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration;

 

c.         provide funding up to $37,000 gross and $0 net for 2014 Appeals. This funding is to be used for appeals made to new or changed Partnership Projects and/or to Investment Projects.  In the event that there are no appeals, or that less than $37,000 is required for appeals, the funds would be reallocated to the Health and Safety Fund (Recommendation 2 b); and

 

d.         amend the criteria of the Health and Safety fund, as outlined in Appendix E to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to limit agency applications for this fund to one time per funding year.

 

3.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to allocate community grants and enter into new agreements, with options to fund up to five years, with the successful applicants of a Request for Proposals for projects, starting April 1, 2014, for up to $28,823,095 gross and $2,659,291 net from the 2014 Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI), Homeless Initiatives Fund (HIF) and Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) funding as follows: up to $6,600,561 gross and $0 net of CHPI, up to $1,994,468 gross and net of HIF, and up to $12,972,292 gross and $0 net of HPS subject to approval of the 2014 City Operating Budget; and up to $2,266,854 gross and $0 net of CHPI, up to $664,823 gross and net of HIF, and up to $4,324,097 gross and $0 net of HPS subject to approval of the 2015 City Operating Budget, and subsequent operating budgets.

 

4.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to award community grants consistent with the Toronto Community Grants Policy outlined in Appendix F to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

5.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to develop funding priorities for any renewal of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, or other similar federal funding program, using input from community consultations, dependent on new program terms and conditions once announced by the Government of Canada.

 

6.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to enter into a contribution agreement with Service Canada or related entity for up to $86,481,945 in funding over a five year period under a renewal of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, or any new federal homelessness funding program effective April 1, 2014 and to allocate funding based on developed priorities.

 

7.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, once the contribution agreement with Service Canada or related entity is in place, to enter into agreements to deliver projects in line with the terms and conditions of the Federal Agreement.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee requested that the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration meet with community partners before the November 13, 2013 Council meeting to resolve outstanding issues, and report directly to Council if any amendments are necessary.

Origin
(October 10, 2013) Report from General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

This report requests approval from Council to amend existing Community Homelessness Prevention Initiatives (CHPI) and Homeless Initiatives Fund (HIF) funding agreements and approve grants to community agencies in 2014 to assist people to find and keep housing and increase housing stability.

 

The federal government has approved the extension of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) for five years from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019.  This report seeks authorization for the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) to enter into and administer the new agreement with the federal government. 

 

The Auditor General's 2012 annual Work Plan included a review of the Community Partnership and Investment Program (CPIP) which included the HIF program. On April 3, 2013, City Council approved the Auditor General's recommendations, including opening the HIF application process to all interested community agencies.  Consistent with this recommendation, SSHA has prepared a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2014 for all HIF funding, as well as for a portion of the CHPI and HPS funding.

 

The Street Needs Assessment (SNA) and consultations with service providers, service users, other stakeholders and the general public have helped to inform the requirements of the RFP.

 

Given that the federal and provincial fiscal years are from April 1 to March 31, SSHA will be aligning the funding term for all CHPI and HIF funded projects to coincide with this funding term. This will allow for increased streamlining of service delivery and help improve service integration. In order to align services to an April 1 date, CHPI and HIF projects, currently funded on an annual basis, need to be extended for three months from January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014.

 

This report makes recommendations for $16,442,793 of the 2014 provincial CHPI grant and $2,659,291 of City HIF funds for community grants.   In addition, this report makes recommendations for $4,068,263 for 3 months of 2015 CHPI funds and $664,823 for 3 months of HIF funds.  In total for the 2014 and 2015 budgets, $20,511,056 from CHPI and $3,324,114 from HIF is recommended.

 

This report also provides recommendations on up to $17,296,389 of the federal 2014 and 2015 HPS which includes: up to $12,972,292 in 2014 HPS; and up to $4,324,097 in 2015 HPS, for community grants which requires Council approval to be allocated. 

 

All recommendations for funding in 2014 and 2015 are subject to funds being available through the approved 2014 and 2015 City Operating Budgets.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 10, 2013) Report with Appendices A to F from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on 2014/15 Funding Allocations from the Provincial Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative, the City of Toronto - Homeless Initiatives Fund, and the Federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-62509.pdf)

Speakers

Maritt  Kirst, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital (Submission Filed)
Councillor Janet Davis

Communications (Committee)
(October 27, 2013) E-mail from Rob Howarth (CD.New.CD24.6.1)
(October 28, 2013) Submission from Maritt Kirst, Centre for Research on Inner City Health  (CD.New.CD24.6.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/comm/communicationfile-40685.pdf)


Economic Development Committee - Meeting 26
ED26.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:28 

Approval for the Imagination, Manufacturing, Innovation, Technology (IMIT) Financial Incentive Program - 100 Adelaide Street West
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the Imagination, Manufacturing, Innovation and Technology Program application submitted by Oxford Properties Group Inc. for a new office development at 100 Adelaide Street West.

 

2.         City Council authorize the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture to negotiate and execute a Financial Incentive Agreement in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(October 15, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

This report recommends approval of an application to the Imagination, Manufacturing, Innovation and Technology (IMIT) Financial Incentive Program submitted by Oxford Properties Group Inc for a new office building to be constructed at 100 Adelaide Street West. Council approval is required for IMIT projects with a construction value greater than $150 million. This project has an estimated construction value of $270 million and meets all eligibility criteria of the IMIT program.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 15, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on the Approval for the Imagination, Manufacturing, Innovation, Technology (IMIT) Financial Incentive Program - 100 Adelaide Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-62575.pdf)

Speakers

Michael Vivaldi, TMX Group
Mark Cote, Vice-President, Development, Oxford Properties
David Hearn, Ernst and Young


ED26.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:22 

Loan of "Downton Abbey" Costumes to Spadina Museum
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve entering into a loan agreement with Cosprop Ltd. to bring up to 21 "Downton Abbey" costumes to Toronto to be exhibited at Spadina Museum in spring 2014.

 

2.         City Council delegate signing authority to the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture for all matters relating to this loan.

 

Origin
(September 30, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve entering into a loan agreement with Cosprop Ltd. to exhibit up to 21 period costumes created for the UK television series "Downton Abbey" in Toronto. If approved, the costumes will be exhibited at Spadina Museum in spring 2014 as an extension of that site's programming related to "Downton Abbey."

 

Council approval is required because the insured value of the proposed loan ($140,000.00) is in excess of the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture's delegated approval authority for cultural transactions of up to a value of $100,000.00.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 30, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on the Loan of "Downton Abbey" Costumes to Spadina Museum
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-62572.pdf)


Government Management Committee - Meeting 25
GM25.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:41 

Extension of Lease for Lands at Dynamic Drive
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize a lease extension agreement for 6,000 square feet of land located south of Nashdene Road and east of East Highland Creek with CP Rail for a five (5) year term commencing May 1, 2013 and expiring April 30, 2018, substantially on the terms and conditions set out in Appendix A to the report (September 17, 2013) from the Chief Corporate Officer, and on such other terms and conditions as may be deemed appropriate by the Chief Corporate Officer (CCO), or his or her designate, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the lease extension agreement, deliver any notices, pay expenses and amend the commencement and other dates to such earlier or later date(s), on such terms and conditions, as she may, from time to time determine.

 

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

 

4.         City Council authorize the CCO and Director of Real Estate Services to severally execute the lease extension agreement on behalf of the City.

Origin
(September 17, 2013) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain Council's authority to enter into a lease extension agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway Company ("CP Rail") for approximately 6,000 square feet of land located immediately west of 125 Nashdene Road and abutting East Highland Creek.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 17, 2013) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer on Extension of Lease for Lands at Dynamic Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-61933.pdf)

(September 17, 2013) Appendix A - Major Terms and Conditions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-62059.pdf)

(September 17, 2013) Appendix B - Location Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-62060.pdf)


GM25.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:5 

288-320 Bering Avenue (Bering Yard) - Alternative Use Evaluation
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct staff to retain all of 288-320 Bering Avenue, shown as Part 1 on Appendix A to the report (September 27, 2013) from the Chief Corporate Officer (known as "Bering Yard"), for City purposes and/or third party leasing.

 

2.         City Council direct staff to relocate Transportation Services from 330 Bering Avenue, shown as Part 1 on Appendix B to the report (September 27, 2013) from the Chief Corporate Officer, onto Bering Yard in order to intensify its land use and consolidate Transportation Services operations.

 

3.         City Council direct staff to renovate buildings B, C and D (shown on Appendix A to the report (September 27, 2013) from the Chief Corporate Officer) at Bering Yard to provide appropriate accommodation for Transportation Services and refer consideration of funding requirements to the 2015 Capital Budget Process.

 

4.         City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect hereto.

Origin
(September 27, 2013) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer
Summary

At its meeting on November 27th, 2012, City Council directed Real Estate Services to "report to City Council on the status and completion schedule for the Yards Consolidation Study, including a reconsideration of the Bering Yard".  An update on the completion schedule of the Yards Consolidation Study was provided in a report adopted by Council at its November 27th, 2012 meeting.

 

City staff re-evaluated Bering Yard and the potential for alternative uses.  This report recommends that Bering Yard be retained for City purposes (Transportation Services) and its use be intensified by adding additional City services.  If no City services have a suitable interest, it is recommended that third party leasing be explored as an interim measure. This recommendation is largely based on the limited redevelopment potential of Bering Yard as Employment Lands and the substantial costs to acquire comparable yard space for Transportation Services if the lands are sold.

 

This report also recommends that Transportation Services vacate a City-owned building adjacent to Bering Yard, known as 330 Bering Avenue, and relocate those office functions onto the Bering Yard premises. The building at 330 Bering Avenue should be retained for City uses, or leased for financial returns.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 27, 2013) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer on 288-320 Bering Avenue (Bering Yard) - Alternative Use Evaluation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-61995.pdf)

(September 27, 2013) Appendix A - Site Map and Buildings, 288-320 Bering Avenue (Bering Yard)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-62067.pdf)

(September 27, 2013) Appendix B - Site Map and Buildings, 330 Bering Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-62070.pdf)

(September 27, 2013) Appendix C - Location Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-62071.pdf)

(September 27, 2013) Appendix D - Service Areas
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-62072.pdf)


GM25.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Agreement with the University of Toronto for Voluntary Payments Relating to its Revenue-Producing Properties
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to extend the existing agreement with the University of Toronto negotiated in 2005 with respect to voluntary payments by the University on its revenue-producing properties, on substantially the same terms as the existing agreement, including the following:

 

a.         that the University agree to continue to make voluntary payments to the City on all revenue producing properties for which it collects payments on account of taxes;

 

b.         that the term of the agreement be for 12 years, covering the taxation years 2012 to 2023, inclusive; and

 

c.         such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the City Solicitor and the Treasurer, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council request that the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities review the legislation governing exemptions from taxation and the treatment of tenants occupying university lands that would otherwise be taxable to ensure that the assessment and taxation provisions are consistent, both within Toronto and across Ontario.

Origin
(September 30, 2013) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

This report seeks authority to extend an existing agreement with the University of Toronto (the "University") regarding voluntary payments to be made by the University on its revenue-producing properties, substantially on the same terms as the previous agreement approved by Council in 2005.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 30, 2013) Report from the Treasurer on Agreement with the University of Toronto for Voluntary Payments Relating to its Revenue-Producing Properties
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-62001.pdf)


GM25.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

An Update on the City Services Benefit Card Implementation
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council grant authority to the General Manager, Employment and Social Services, to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Drug Benefit Card, and award a contract contingent on the considerations outlined in this report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, including lowering current City costs.

 

2.         City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, report back to Government Management Committee on options for future applications of this technology to modernize service delivery.

Origin
(September 27, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide a status update on the future enhancements and applications of the City Services Benefit Card (CSBC) both for Employment and Social Services Division (TESS) and potentially for other Divisions within the City, including engaging other municipalities to discuss potential rollout of the payment card initiative to other Ontario Works service providers across Ontario.

 

Further, the report provides details of a TESS initiative to plan, develop and implement a Drug Benefit Card program as a new phase of the CSBC.  TESS seeks to replace the current paper Drug Benefit Eligibility Card which is produced and issued monthly to all Ontario Works (OW) clients under the Provincial OW legislation, with a permanent plastic Drug Benefit Card and an online web portal / interface to support the querying of OW clients' eligibility by drug dispensers / pharmacists. 

 

The development and implementation of this card will enhance the client experience with accessing drug benefits under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program and will also streamline administrative processes at TESS offices, resulting in cost savings for the City/TESS.  This new card could also be used to support eligibility confirmation for the TESS emergency dental and dentures program.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 27, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, on An Update on the City Services Benefit Card Implementation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-62146.pdf)


Licensing and Standards Committee - Meeting 24
LS24.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Street Food Vending Review - Status Update and Elimination of Refreshment Vehicle Assistant Licence
Committee Recommendations

The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the elimination of the Refreshment Vehicle Assistant Licence (T14).

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, gave a presentation to the Licensing and Standards Committee on the Street Food Vending Review - Status Update and Elimination of Refreshment Vehicle Assistant License.

Origin
(October 11, 2013) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide an update on staff’s review of the City of Toronto's street food vending by-laws. At the direction of City Council, staff are conducting this review, in consultation with the Street Food Working Group, to assess the potential for expanded vending opportunities and to harmonize the regulatory framework across the city.

 

In phase one of the review, Council adopted recommendations from the Working Group to amend applicable by-laws and permit vendors to sell an expanded menu. Phase two of the review is proceeding with the development of a harmonized, city-wide, street food vending by-law.

 

Because the City’s street food vending by-laws impact not only the vendors directly regulated by them, but also neighbouring businesses, residents and the general public, there are many competing views on the future of street food vending in Toronto and on how the industry should be regulated going forward. Importantly, as the city continues to grow, there are an increasing number of competing uses for the public right of way, particularly in the downtown core, where opportunities to vend are most attractive.

 

To appropriately manage the right of way, protect the health and safety of the public and balance the views of all stakeholders, the Working Group has identified key issues or considerations that must be addressed in the development of a harmonized by-law.

 

These considerations will form the core of public consultations held in October and November 2013, where members of the industry and the public will have an opportunity to provide staff with input about how the current regulations, and any potential changes to them, may impact their life and work. In concert with the Working Group, staff will analyze the results of the public consultations and draft a harmonized by-law in December 2013.

 

In January 2014, staff will hold a second round of consultations to hear from members of the public and the industry on the proposed regulations. Staff will report to the Licensing and Standards Committee in March 2014 on recommendations for a harmonized street food vending by-law.

 

At this time, staff are recommending the elimination of the Refreshment Vehicle Assistant Licence, based on consultations with the Working Group and Municipal Licensing and Standards enforcement staff. It has been determined that this licence is unnecessary for enforcement purposes and that the fee impacts street food vendors' small business operations.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 11, 2013) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, on the Street Food Vending Review - Status Update and Elimination of Refreshment Vehicle Assistant Licence
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-62516.pdf)

(October 29, 2013) Presentation from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, on Street Food Vending Review Status Update and Elimination of Refreshment Vehicle Assistant Licence
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-62983.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Josh Colle


Parks and Environment Committee - Meeting 23
PE23.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Toronto Agricultural Program
Communication PE23.1.7 has been submitted on this Item
Committee Recommendations

The Parks and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to establish a joint City-Sector Steering Committee on Urban Agriculture using the Terms of Reference provided in Appendix 1 to the report (September 30, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A.

 

2.         City Council adopt the proposed Toronto Agricultural Program consisting of the City-Sector Steering Committee, Working Group and 2013-2014 Workplan provided in Appendix 2 to this report.

 

3.         City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to explore funding opportunities to support the City's Urban Agriculture Program, including the Province of Ontario's Local Food Fund.

 

4.         City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to report back in the next term of Council on the progress made in addressing planning and policy barriers to linking farmers to land and in implementing the Toronto Agricultural Program and Workplan including longer term activities under development as outlined in Appendix 3 to this report and associated costs.

 

5.         City Council direct that a copy of this report be forwarded to the Board of Health for information.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Parks and Environment Committee:

 

 A.       Requested Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to:

 

i.          explore the creation of an "Appellation of Origin" or "Protected Geographical Indication" designations for produce that is grown in the City of Toronto to promote and recognize locally farmed food.

 

ii.          report to the Parks and Environment Committee in 2014 with a best estimate of the amount of locally grown food produced in Toronto with recommendations for increasing that amount.

 

iii.         identify and define communities described in the Toronto Agricultural Program, by local City wards, and that future policies will identify such communities by City wards.

 

iv.        include a provision or mechanism in this policy so that communities, in consultation with their ward councillor, will be included in any consultation and site selection for participation in the Toronto Agricultural Program and that local community groups be given first priority.

 

B.          Requested that a copy of the report (September 30, 2013) from Deputy City Manager, Cluster A be forwarded to the City of Toronto - Toronto School Boards Task Force in order to expand experiential opportunities in the GrowTO: An Urban Agriculture Action Plan.

 

Origin
(September 30, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A
Summary

GrowTO: An Urban Agriculture Action Plan for Toronto was adopted by City Council on November 27, 2012 and is the result of over three years of collaborative work by community and institutional stakeholders with participation from various City Divisions and Agencies.  The GrowTO Action Plan establishes a framework to help the City of Toronto realize the full potential of urban agriculture. 

 

This report updates the current scope of urban agricultural activities undertaken by City Divisions and Agencies and identifies short and long term strategies that would advance urban agriculture in Toronto.

 

To advance urban agriculture in Toronto, it is recommended that the City adopt the Toronto Agricultural Program and Workplan to be led by the  Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, and supported by a joint City-Sector Steering Committee that includes representatives from City Divisions, Agencies and the urban agricultural community.

 

The report also summarizes how the Parks Plan 2013-2017 responds to the GrowTO recommendations and how City Planning will continue to work with the City-Sector Steering Committee on Urban Agriculture to explore planning issues, barriers and opportunities associated with urban agriculture.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 30, 2013) Report from Deputy City Manager, Cluster A on the Toronto Agricultural Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-62375.pdf)

Speakers

James Kuhns, Instructor, The Chang School, Ryerson University
Joe Nasr, The Chang School, Ryerson University
Ran Goel, Founder, Fresh City Farms
Remo Agostino, Vice-President of Development, The Daniels Corporation
Joe Lobko, Partner, DTAH Architects (Submission Filed)
Michelle German-MacIntosh, Toronto Youth Food Policy Council
Debbie Nolan, Backyard Grower
Rhonda Teitel-Payne, Community Development Consultant
Jacob Kearney-Moreland, Toronto Seed Library (Submission Filed)
Wally Seccombe, Chairperson, Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre
Councillor Mary Fragedakis
Councillor Paula Fletcher

Communications (Committee)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Alex Dow, Interim Program Director, Malvern Family Resource Centre (PE.New.PE23.1.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-40532.pdf)

(October 17, 2013) Letter from Steven Peck, Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (PE.New.PE23.1.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-40555.pdf)

(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Rachel Roth, Executive Director, Greenest City (PE.New.PE23.1.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-40556.pdf)

(October 21, 2013) Letter from Helen St. Jacques, Community Co-Chair, Toronto Food Policy Council (PE.New.PE23.1.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-40627.pdf)

(October 23, 2013) E-mail from Jacob Kearey-Moreland, Cultivator, Toronto Seed Library  (PE.New.PE23.1.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-40641.pdf)

(October 23, 2013) Letter from Joe Lobko, Partner, DTAH (PE.New.PE23.1.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-40648.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(October 24, 2013) Submission from James Kuhns, Instructor, The Chang School, Ryerson University (CC.Main.PE23.1.7)

PE23.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Expanding Smoke-Free Areas in City of Toronto Parks
To be considered with Item HL24.3 as first item after Mayor's Key Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Parks and Environment Committee recommends that: 

 

1.         City Council prohibit smoking tobacco within nine metres of the boundaries of and on a sports field that is being used under a program run by Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division, or by any other person or group under a permit issued by the City of Toronto, including a soccer field, football field, baseball diamond, basketball court, tennis court, volleyball court, outdoor artificial ice rink, cricket pitch, lawn bowling area or bocce court.

 

2.         City Council prohibit smoking tobacco within nine metres of the following park amenities: a skateboard or BMX park, ski hill, outdoor swimming pool or deck, covered picnic shelter or gazebo or theatre space that is operated by Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division.

 

3.         City Council prohibit smoking tobacco on the City’s eleven swimming beaches.

 

4.         City Council prohibit smoking tobacco in a waiting area or service line for persons purchasing tickets for or boarding a Toronto Island Ferry operated by the City of Toronto; and

 

5.         City Council instruct the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bill to amend Municipal Code Chapter 608, Parks to reflect the by-law design features as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health, subject to any minor stylistic or substantive changes as deemed necessary by the General Manager or the City Solicitor.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Parks and Environment Committee requested the Medical Officer of Health to report to the Parks and Environment Committee and Board of Health on the potential impact of "electronic cigarettes" in the public domain, along with a suggested regulatory framework.

Origin
(October 10, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health
Summary

This report by the Medical Officer of Health and the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PFR), specifies proposed amendments to Municipal Code, Chapter 608 – Parks, to prohibit smoking at City of Toronto sports fields, certain park amenities, including outdoor swimming pools, picnic shelters, gazebos and outdoor theatre spaces, City swimming beaches and waiting areas and service lines serving the Toronto Island Ferry Service.

 

This report has been prepared in consultation with the City Solicitor and Municipal Licensing and Standards Division.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 10, 2013) Report and Appendix A from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health on Expanding Smoke-Free Areas in City of Toronto Parks
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-62347.pdf)

Speakers

Alexandra Jackson, The Ontario Lung Association (Submission Filed)
Michael Perley, Director, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco (Submission Filed)
Pamela Kaufman, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit
Jeff Carmichael, Toronto Sports Council (Submission Filed)
Ceilidh Mendelson-Grasse, Volunteer, Canadian Cancer Society  (Submission Filed)

Communications (Committee)
(October 22, 2013) Letter from Jeff Carmichael, Toronto Sports Council (PE.New.PE23.3.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-40618.pdf)

(October 22, 2013) Letter from Michael Perley, Director, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco (PE.New.PE23.3.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-40619.pdf)

(October 23, 2013) Letter from Ceilidh Mendelson-Grasse (PE.New.PE23.3.3)
(October 23, 2013) Letter from Alexandra Jackson, Ontario Lung Association Volunteer (PE.New.PE23.3.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-40646.pdf)

(October 23, 2013) Letter from Tysa Harnish-Christie and Rainbow Hunt (PE.New.PE23.3.5)

PE23.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Environment and Energy Division - Five Year Business Plan
Committee Recommendations

The Parks and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the Chief Corporate Officer to ensure that the Toronto Atmospheric Fund is considered as a delivery agent for the element of the Sustainable Energy Plan targeting Community-Based Green Energy Projects.

Origin
(October 8, 2013) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer
Summary

This report presents the five-year business plan for the recently-formed Environment and Energy Division.  The Plan will guide the development and delivery of environmental and sustainable energy initiatives between 2014 and 2018, both for the City's own corporate operations, and across the entire Toronto community.  The Plan presents a Vision and Mission for the new Division, and outlines four key objectives:

 

             Reducing Emissions to the Environment;

             Conserving Energy;

             Ensuring a Clean and Affordable Energy Supply; and,

             Increasing Resilience to Extreme Weather Events.

 

Seven key Implementation Initiatives, designed to meet these objectives, are described.  The results of the Division's existing initiatives are outlined, as are forecast outcomes for 2013, and the outlook for 2014.  The development of the Plan was guided by recommendations arising from the Core Service Review and the City Manager's review of environment and energy processes within the City.  In addition, the Plan supports several of the themes and goals in Council's Strategic Plan 2013-2018.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 8, 2013) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer on the Environment and Energy Division - Five Year Business Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-62456.pdf)

(October 1, 2013) The Environment and Energy Division 5-Year Business Plan (2014-18), Appendix A - Organizational Structure and Summary, and Appendix B - Detailed Description of the Environment and Energy Division's Initiatives
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-62457.pdf)

(October 23, 2013) Environment and Energy Division - Five Year Business Plan - Presentation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-62811.pdf)

Speakers

Franz Hartman, Executive Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance

Communications (Committee)
(October 22, 2013) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (PE.New.PE23.4.1)

Planning and Growth Management Committee - Meeting 27
PG27.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:6 

Supplemental Report - Amendments to Chapter 694, Signs, General, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code with Respect to a Portion of 0 Oakville Sub (S/S of F. G. Gardiner Expressway; E/O Park Lawn Road)
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council 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 to permit the erection and display of a third party ground sign on a portion of the premises referred to as 0 Oakville Sub, conditional on bringing seven other signs operated by Astral Media in compliance with the illumination requirements contained in §694-18E(3) & (4). The sign would contain two sign faces, each displaying electronic static copy and each not exceeding 14.63 metres in width and 4.27 metres in length, such that the sign face area of each sign face shall not exceed 62.50 square metres; the interior angle between the two sign faces shall be 25 degrees; the height of the sign shall not exceed 22.25 metres; the sign shall not be erected within 8.0 metres of the travelled portion of the F.G. Gardiner Expressway; and, the sign shall, with the exception of §§ 694-18C, 694-22A & D, 694-24A and 694-25C, otherwise comply in all respects with the provisions of Chapter 694, as described in the draft by-law provided as Attachment 1 to the report (May 2, 2013) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, amended to include a time-of-day illumination restriction permitting the sign to be illuminated to only between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m.; and

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary Bill for introduction in Council to implement recommendation 1 in the report (May 2, 2013) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, 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 requested the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on the feasibility of registering warning clauses on title of new residential units advising purchasers that a digital billboard has been approved by the city in non-compliance with Municipal By-law provisions requiring the sign to be turned off at night.

Origin
(August 7, 2013) Letter from City Council
Summary

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, considered Planning and Growth Management Committee Item PG24.3 on Supplemental Report - Amendments to Chapter 694, Signs, General, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code with Respect to a Portion of 0 Oakville Sub (S/S of F. G. Gardiner Expressway; E/O Park Lawn Road). City Council referred this Item back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee for further consideration.

Background Information (Committee)
(August 7, 2013) Letter from City Council on Supplemental Report - Amendments to Chapter 694, Signs, General, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code with Respect to a Portion of 0 Oakville Sub (S/S of F. G. Gardiner Expressway; E/O Park Lawn Road)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-61678.pdf)

(May 2, 2013) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, on Supplemental Report - Amendments to Chapter 694 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code with Respect to a Portion of 0 Oakville Sub (S/S of F. G. Gardiner Expressway; E/O Park Lawn Road)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-61679.pdf)

(May 2, 2013) Attachment 1 - Supplementary Application Material Submitted by Astral Media
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-61680.pdf)

(May 2, 2013) Attachment 2 - Draft By-law - To Permit One Ground Sign Displaying Electronic Static Copy Located at 0 Oakville Sub
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-61681.pdf)

Speakers

Ron Hutchinson, Vice-President Real Estate, Astral Media

Communications (Committee)
(September 10, 2013) Letter from Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6 Etobicoke - Lakeshore (PG.Main.PG27.2.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pg/comm/communicationfile-39860.pdf)


PG27.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Mid-Rise Building Performance Standards: Monitoring
Communications PG27.4.1 to PG27.4.11 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council extend the monitoring period to the end of 2014 to allow staff to complete consultations on the effectiveness of the Mid-Rise Building Performance Standards, and direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee at the conclusion of the monitoring period regarding any modifications to the Performance Standards.

Origin
(September 16, 2013) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

In July 2010, Council directed staff to use the Mid-Rise Building Performance Standards  in the evaluation of mid-rise development proposals.  Council also adopted a monitoring period of approximately 2 years in order to measure the effectiveness of the Standards.  City Planning is well underway in this monitoring of the Performance Standards, however further work including inter-Divisional consultation, consultation with stakeholders, and the general public is necessary to complete a comprehensive review.  This report requests Council extend the monitoring period to provide time to conduct this consultation. Staff will report back with results of the monitoring period by the end of 2014.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 16, 2013) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, on Mid-Rise Building Performance Standards: Monitoring
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-62364.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 13, 2013) E-mail from Jessica Wilson (CC.New.PG27.4.1)
(November 13, 2013) Letter from Eileen Denny, Vice Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (CORRA) (CC.New.PG27.4.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-41121.pdf)

(November 13, 2013) E-mail from E.L Cramp, Secretary, High Park Residents' Association (CC.New.PG27.4.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-41122.pdf)

(November 13, 2013) E-mail from Mike Green, Chair, Thompson Orchard Community Association (CC.New.PG27.4.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-41123.pdf)

(November 13, 2013) E-mail from Jan Hykamp, President, Greater Beach Neighbourhood Association (GBNA) (CC.New.PG27.4.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-41124.pdf)

(November 14, 2013) E-mail from Mary Korda (CC.New.PG27.4.6)
(November 13, 2013) E-mail from Hilde-Reis Smart, Teddington Park Residents Association Inc. (CC.New.PG27.4.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-41153.pdf)

(November 14, 2013) E-mail from Kimberley Bethke, Dovercourt Park Community Association (CC.New.PG27.4.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-41154.pdf)

(November 14, 2013) E-mail from Timothy Dobson, Chair, Lakeshore Planning Council Corp. (LPCC) (CC.New.PG27.4.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-41155.pdf)

(November 14, 2013) E-mail from Sheila Dunlop, Secretary, South Armour Heights Residents' Association (CC.New.PG27.4.10)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-41156.pdf)

(November 14, 2013) E-mail from David Harrison, Chair, Annex Residents' Association (CC.New.PG27.4.11)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-41173.pdf)

(November 14, 2013) Letter from Patrick Smyth, Director Planning, Avenue Road Eglinton Community Association (ARECA) (CC.New.PG27.4.12)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-41135.pdf)


PG27.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Appointment of Building Inspectors: Recommendation to Delegate Authority
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council change the method of revising the City's list of appointed Inspectors under the Building Code Act, 1992, from amending By-law 131-2004, to publishing a list on the Toronto Building Division website.

 

2.         City Council delegate authority to appoint Inspectors, under the Building Code Act, 1992 to the Chief Building Official subject to the following conditions:

 

a.         the number of appointed inspectors be within the Toronto Building budget, as approved by City Council;

b.         any person appointed as an inspector have the qualifications set out in the Building Code for the position; and

c.         the Chief Building Official update the list of appointed inspectors as required and ensure that it is current.

 

3.         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 the report (September 30, 2013) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director.

Origin
(September 30, 2013) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend that City Council adopt a more efficient means for appointing building inspectors for the enforcement of the Building Code Act, 1992 (the Act) in the City of Toronto, rather than the current by-law amendment process.

 

In 2004, City Council adopted By-law 131-2004 which harmonized the appointment of building inspectors across the City. The By-law contains the list of inspectors appointed for enforcement of the Act in Toronto. Due to ongoing staffing changes, however, the By-law is required to be routinely updated through City Council adopted revisions in order to maintain a current list of inspectors.  Staff are hired by the City and provincially qualified, yet they must wait until the By-law is amended in order to be appointed. This is a cumbersome process.

 

The City of Toronto Act, 2006 provides City Council with the ability to delegate certain administrative powers to staff, including the administrative function of appointing building inspectors pursuant to the Act.  The City Solicitor has reviewed this report and agrees with the comments respecting the authority of City Council to delegate the administrative function of appointing building inspectors.

 

In order to more effectively and efficiently maintain the roster of appointed inspectors, this report recommends that City Council delegate the administrative function of appointing inspectors (under the Act) to the Chief Building Official, with certain restrictions.  The delegation would be conditional on the Chief Building Official maintaining an up-to-date list of appointed inspectors on the Toronto Building website. 

Background Information (Committee)
(September 30, 2013) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, on Appointment of Building Inspectors: Recommendation to Delegate Authority
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-62299.pdf)


PG27.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Amendments to Municipal Code, Chapter 363, Construction and Demolition, and Chapter 441, Fees and Charges
Public Notice Given
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council remove the fee schedules and indexing provisions contained in Chapter 363, Construction and Demolition, of the Toronto Municipal Code, and amend the chapter to make reference to Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, for all Toronto Building rates, substantially in accordance with Appendix 1 of the report (September 27, 2013) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building.

 

2.         City Council replace the fees and fee descriptions contained in Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, of the Toronto Municipal Code, with the revised fees and fee descriptions substantially in accordance with in Appendix 2 of the report (September 27, 2013) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building.

 

3.         City Council add two new fees to Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, of the Toronto Municipal Code, to recover the costs associated with providing inspections status reports to anyone requesting this service.

 

4.         City Council subject all Toronto Building fees to annual indexing provisions contained in Chapter 441, Fees and Charges.

 

5.         City Council add the provisions for Preliminary Project Review applications to Chapter 363 of the Toronto Municipal Code.

 

6.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bill(s) to make the by-law amendments required to give effect to the recommendations in the report (September 27, 2013) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, and make the amendments come into effect on January 1, 2014.

Origin
(September 27, 2013) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend that City Council adopt proposed amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 363, Construction and Demolition, and Chapter 441, Fees and Charges.

 

The proposed amendments are in response to the Auditor General's recommendation to have City Council request the Chief Building Official to ensure that Toronto Building fees in the Toronto Municipal Code are current, complete and accurate.  Municipal Code, Chapter 363, Construction and Demolition, currently contains requirements for building permit applications including a listing of fees required to obtain a permit.

 

The amendments, if adopted, will eliminate a listing of fees currently contained in Municipal Code, Chapter 363 resulting in a single listing in Chapter 441.  This will remove any confusion caused by this duplication and simplify the annual indexing provision for Toronto Building fees.

 

Appendix 1 of this report contains the proposed amendments to Chapter 363 of the Toronto Municipal Code and Appendix 2 contains the proposed amendments to Chapter 441 of the Toronto Municipal Code.  It is proposed that the amendments become effective January 1, 2014.  The new fee schedule to amend Chapter 441 contained in Appendix 2 of this report, has all fees adjusted to the 2014 annual indexing rate, which is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2014.

 

The proposed amendments also contain revised descriptions of the fees listed in Chapter 441, which will clarify the purpose of the fees and make referencing these fees easier.  It is further proposed that all Toronto Building fees contained in Chapter 441 be subjected to annual indexing.  Currently, most Toronto Building fees are subject to annual indexing, but some services, such as Toronto Building's Preliminary Project Review fee, have not been subjected to an annual increase.  Subjecting annual indexing where work is provided on a fee-for-service basis will more accurately align with costs associated in providing the service.  It will also simplify and provide a more efficient means to ensure the accuracy of building permit rates whenever they are revised and/or adjusted annually.

 

A Preliminary Project Review is a detailed review of a proposal to determine its compliance with the City's zoning by-laws, Municipal Code and other regulations, and to indicate other approvals that are required prior to the issuance of a building permit or sign permit.  The provisions for this review were inadvertently removed from Chapter 441 of the Toronto Municipal Code.  It is proposed the provisions be restored and be included as part of the amendments to Chapter 363 of the Toronto Municipal Code.

 

This report also contains a recommendation to add two new fees for the preparation of inspection status reports requested by the public.  This service has been piloted for a few years using an hourly rate to recover costs, and it has been determined that there is an ongoing demand for these reports.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 27, 2013) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, on Amendments to Municipal Code, Chapter 363, Construction and Demolition, and Chapter 441, Fees and Charges
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-62330.pdf)

(September 27, 2013) Appendix 1: Proposed amendments to Chapter 363 of the Toronto Municipal Code
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-62331.pdf)

(September 27, 2013) Appendix 2: Proposed amendments to Chapter 441 of the Toronto Municipal Code
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-62332.pdf)


Public Works and Infrastructure Committee - Meeting 26
PW26.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:1 

Request to Amend Servicing Agreement with Minglehaze Investors Inc., the Regional Municipality of York and the City of Vaughan for Steeles Avenue West and Gihon Spring Drive Site
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committe recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services to negotiate and enter into an Amending Agreement, as set out in this report, subject to the following conditions:

 

i.          Kipling Square Developments Inc. be required to execute the proposed Amending Agreement;

 

ii.         Receipt of written confirmation from the Regional Municipality of York, the City of Vaughan and Kipling Square Developments Inc. that they are in agreement with the terms and conditions of the Amending Agreement; and

 

iii.        That the terms and conditions of the Amending Agreement are satisfactory to the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin
(October 2, 2013) Report from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services
Summary

The purpose of this report is to request authority to negotiate and enter into an Amending Agreement with Minglehaze Investors Inc., Kipling Square Developments Inc., the Regional Municipality of York, and the City of Vaughan. The original agreement dealt with the provision of water and sewer services to a proposed development at the north west corner of Steeles Avenue West and Gihon Spring Drive. The City of Toronto has now been requested to enter into an Amending Agreement which would replace one clause in the original agreement pertaining to ownership of a private driveway and add one additional clause binding all future property owners to the conditions of the Amending Agreement.

 

Engineering and Construction Services staff, in consultation with Legal Services, have reviewed the proposed amendment and have no objection to entering into an amending agreement subject to conditions.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 2, 2013) Report from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, on Request to Amend Servicing Agreement with Minglehaze Investors Inc., the Regional Municipality of York and the City of Vaughan for Steeles Avenue West and Gihon Spring Drive Site
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-62270.pdf)

(October 2, 2013) Attachment 1: Plan 65R25383
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-62271.pdf)


PW26.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Update on the Water Meter Program
The General Manager, Toronto Water has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PW26.3a for information)

Communications PW26.3.1 to PW26.3.3 have been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, to report through the 2014 budget process on the feasibility and cost of amending the Water Service Replacement Program to include the replacement of the public section of a lead water service as a Priority Replacement in conjunction with the Water Meter Program, so that the public and private sections are replaced at the same time when the private section replacement is required for the installation of a new water meter.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, to consider re-allocating the projected surplus funds budgeted for the Water Meter Program to the Priority Replacements Program to increase the number of lead service replacements to meet the demand.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, to provide advice notices on at least an annual basis reminding customers of their responsibility to maintain plumbing connections satisfactorily to enable new metering devices to be installed from time to time.

 

4.         City Council direct that the fee to shut off and restore water service to a private dwelling be waived in cases where shut-off is required for the purpose of installing a new service connection as a result of replacing the City water meter.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee:

 

1.         Recommended to the Budget Committee, to be considered concurrently with the 2014 Water and Wastewater Rates and Services Fees and Toronto Water's 2014 Operating Budget, that:

 

a.         City Council authorize, effective July 1, 2014, the following amendments to Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, of the Toronto Municipal Code:

 

i.          Appendix D, Schedule 1, Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates, be amended to include a manual water meter reading fee of $80 per visit; and

 

ii.         Appendix D, Schedule 1, Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates, be amended to include a flat rate legacy fee of $1,020 per year for residential flat rate consumers.

 

b.         City Council authorize, effective July 1, 2014, any other amendments to the Municipal Code to implement the above fees to water consumers who refuse or fail to allow access for the purposes of installing new water meters and associated meter reading equipment under the City's Water Meter Program.

 

2.         Referred the following motion by Councillor Davis to the General Manager, Toronto Water, for a report directly to City Council on November 13, 2013, if possible:

 

"City Council request Toronto Public Health and Toronto Water to ensure that the NSF – 053 free water filters are being provided to households replacing the private portion of lead water service when the replacement is required to install a Water Meter."

 

The General Manager, Toronto Water, and the Manager, Water Meter Program, Toronto Water, gave a presentation to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the Update on the Water Meter Program.

Origin
(October 4, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water
Summary

The purpose of this report is to respond to a request from City Council to provide additional status reporting for large capital projects. The water meter program, also known as the Water Meter Replacement and Automated Meter Reading (AMR) System project, is a large capital project that will see the installation of new automated meters in every home and business in the city.  The project implementation period is six years beginning in 2010 and ending in 2015. Currently the project is ahead of schedule and within budget.

 

This report also describes proposed changes to the City’s fees and charges designed to enhance compliance with the mandatory requirement for water consumers to allow access to their properties for the purposes of installing a new water meter under the water meter program.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 4, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water, on Update on the Water Meter Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-62304.pdf)

(October 4, 2013) Appendix A - Water Meter Installation Progress by Ward - Account Status at August 31, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-62305.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(November 12, 2013) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Toronto Water on Lead Water Service Replacement during the Water Meter Replacement Program (PW26.3a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63685.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 12, 2013) E-mail from Barbara Payne (CC.New.PW26.3.1)
(November 13, 2013) E-mail from Dianne Knight (CC.New.PW26.3.2)
(November 13, 2013) E-mail from Dianne Knight (CC.New.PW26.3.3)

PW26.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Contractor Performance Evaluation Procedure
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, and the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, to include in the Contractor Performance Evaluation, guidelines and procedures to evaluate/measure maintaining good community relations, effective communications and responsiveness to complaints.

Origin
(October 3, 2013) Report from the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, and the General Manager, Toronto Water
Summary

This report provides information regarding the implementation of the Contractor Performance Evaluation ("CPE") Procedure on all City construction projects. As part of the CPE Procedure, the CPE Form is designed to summarize a contractor's performance by the City's project manager, to encourage the contractor to improve its performance. The CPE Form also serves as documentation to support the suspension of a contractor from bidding on future projects for a period of time where the City is dissatisfied with the work undertaken by the contractor. The CPE Form will be included in all construction call documents commencing October 1, 2013. The CPE Form may be modified from time to time in consultation with other Divisions, and approved by the Director of Purchasing and Materials Management Division ("PMMD").

 

Purchasing and Materials Management Division will work with City Divisions to create other evaluation forms and procedures for other types of goods and services procured.

 

In addition, this report addresses AU11.9, Toronto Water – Review of Construction Contracts recommendation 12, adopted by Council at its July 2013 Council meeting:

 

            City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, to consider including the frequency of reviews, time of final evaluation, opportunities for feedback and required action as part of his current review of contractor performance management practices.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 3, 2013) Report from the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, and the General Manager, Toronto Water on Contractor Performance Evaluation Procedure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-62265.pdf)

(October 3, 2013) Attachment 1 - Contractor Performance Evaluation Form
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-62326.pdf)

(October 3, 2013) Attachment 2 - Contractor Performance Evaluation Pairwise Matrix
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-62327.pdf)


PW26.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:14, 18, 19, 20, 27, 28 

Bloor-Dupont Bikeway Environmental Assessment Study
Communications PW26.5.83 and PW26.5.84 have been submitted on this Item
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake a combined Bloor Street – Dupont Street  Bikeway Environmental Assessment Study in 2014, and that the funds for this study be included for consideration in the 2014 Capital Budget and 2015-2023 Capital Plan for Transportation Services (within approved capital targets).

Origin
(October 1, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

A consultant team was retained to commence work on the Bloor-Danforth Bikeway Environmental Assessment Study in summer 2010. However, in July 2012 City Council, directed staff to not proceed any further on the E.A. Study and to refocus the available resources towards Council's new cycling priorities.

 

There has been a longstanding interest by many in the cycling community to evaluate the feasibility of a bicycle facility on Bloor Street. A bicycle facility along Bloor Street could be one of the most significant bikeways in the City bikeway network due to the length and location of the corridor. The changes required to implement a bikeway could also have substantial impacts on auto mobility, commercial loading and on-street parking.

 

An environmental assessment (E.A.) is already planned for a parallel corridor along Dupont Street.  From network planning and cost-benefit perspectives, there is an advantage to combining the Bloor Street and Dupont Street corridors together because changes to one of the two parallel streets will affect the other. The Dupont Street E.A. is scheduled to begin in 2014. Staff are therefore recommending that a combined Bloor Street - Dupont Street Bikeway Environmental Assessment Study be undertaken by Transportation Services, commencing in 2014.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 1, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transporation Services, on Bloor-Dupont Bikeway Environmental Assessment Study
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-62328.pdf)

(October 1, 2013) Appendix 1 - Proposed Combined Bloor-Dupont Environmental Assessment Study Area
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-62336.pdf)

Speakers

Hamish Wilson
Linda Brett, President, and John Burt, Past President, Bloor Street East Neighbourhood Association
Jared Kolb, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto
Albert Koehl, Bells on Bloor, Annex Residents Association
Councillor Sarah Doucette
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon

Communications (Committee)
(October 14, 2013) E-mail from Neil McDermott, Captain Ward 21 Advocacy Group, Cycle Toronto (PW.Supp.PW26.5.1)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Dr. Frederic Fellouse (PW.Supp.PW26.5.2)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Chris Metropolis (PW.Supp.PW26.5.3)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Kathryn MacKay (PW.Supp.PW26.5.4)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Alexandra Arraiz (PW.Supp.PW26.5.5)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Dr. Dylan Clark (PW.Supp.PW26.5.6)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Steven Hanson (PW.Supp.PW26.5.7)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Anne Shaddick (PW.Supp.PW26.5.8)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Avrum Jacobson (PW.Supp.PW26.5.9)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Geraldo Gonzalez (PW.Supp.PW26.5.10)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Chris Luginbuhl (PW.Supp.PW26.5.11)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Caroline Lock (PW.Supp.PW26.5.12)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Abigail Pugh (PW.Supp.PW26.5.13)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Marcia L. Crist (PW.Supp.PW26.5.14)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Kris Erickson (PW.Supp.PW26.5.15)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Trish Bongard Godfrey (PW.Supp.PW26.5.16)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Jennifer Hicks (PW.Supp.PW26.5.17)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Manfred Becker (PW.Supp.PW26.5.18)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Anne Collinson (PW.Supp.PW26.5.19)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Sarah Elton (PW.Supp.PW26.5.20)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Julie Chamberlain (PW.Supp.PW26.5.21)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Sarah Elton (PW.Supp.PW26.5.22)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Hazel Sutton (PW.Supp.PW26.5.23)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Andrew Overholt (PW.Supp.PW26.5.24)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Lisa Logan (PW.Supp.PW26.5.25)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from George Gray (PW.Supp.PW26.5.26)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Elaine Kwok (PW.Supp.PW26.5.27)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Andrea Calver (PW.Supp.PW26.5.28)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Ellen Manney (PW.Supp.PW26.5.29)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Davis and Rhonda Costas-Mirza (PW.Supp.PW26.5.30)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Ryan Henson Creighton (PW.Supp.PW26.5.31)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Dave Colangelo (PW.Supp.PW26.5.32)
(October 16, 2013) Letter from Robert Zaichkowski (PW.Supp.PW26.5.33)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Joe Fantauzzi (PW.Supp.PW26.5.34)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from David Simmons (PW.Supp.PW26.5.35)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Alex Dow (PW.Supp.PW26.5.36)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Jeff Myers (PW.Supp.PW26.5.37)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Lynn Francis (PW.Supp.PW26.5.38)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Barbara Leiterman (PW.Supp.PW26.5.39)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Amrita Takhar (PW.Supp.PW26.5.40)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Kirsten McCrea (PW.Supp.PW26.5.41)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Piotr Adas (PW.Supp.PW26.5.42)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Michael Fagan (PW.Supp.PW26.5.43)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Connor Malloy (PW.Supp.PW26.5.44)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Jonna Pedersen (PW.Supp.PW26.5.45)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.Supp.PW26.5.46)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from William Barber (PW.Supp.PW26.5.47)
(October 17, 2013) Submission from BENA: Bloor Street East Neighbourhood Association (PW.Supp.PW26.5.48)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Vivien Leong (PW.Supp.PW26.5.49)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Susan Greer (PW.Supp.PW26.5.50)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Damien Fox (PW.Supp.PW26.5.51)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Thomas P. Kelley (PW.Supp.PW26.5.52)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Theresa Cooke (PW.Supp.PW26.5.53)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Jackie DaSilva (PW.Supp.PW26.5.54)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Indro Bhattacharyya (PW.Supp.PW26.5.55)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Matthew Turner (PW.Supp.PW26.5.56)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Blair O'Connor (PW.Supp.PW26.5.57)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Michael Holloway (PW.Supp.PW26.5.58)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Danielle Robichaud (PW.Supp.PW26.5.59)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Antony Hilliard (PW.Supp.PW26.5.60)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Tim Kraan (PW.Supp.PW26.5.61)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Marcos Sanches (PW.Supp.PW26.5.62)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Patricia Cote (PW.Supp.PW26.5.63)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Jordy Gold (PW.Supp.PW26.5.64)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Steve Leckie (PW.Supp.PW26.5.65)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Jacqui Pegg (PW.Supp.PW26.5.66)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Gillian Kranias (PW.Supp.PW26.5.67)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Jared Kolb (PW.Supp.PW26.5.68)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Cliff or Debra Mewdell (PW.Supp.PW26.5.69)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Kathleen Blanville (PW.Supp.PW26.5.70)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Geoff Kettel (PW.Supp.PW26.5.71)
(October 18, 2013) Submission from Hamish Wilson (PW.Supp.PW26.5.72)
(October 18, 2013) Petition from Siva Vijenthira, Cycle Toronto (PW.Supp.PW.26.5.73)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Liz Sutherland (PW.Supp.PW26.5.74)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Jennifer Yap (PW.Supp.PW26.5.75)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Siva Vijenthira  (PW.Supp.PW26.5.75)
(October 18, 2013) E-mail from Stephen Da Cambra (PW.Supp.PW26.5.77)
(October 19, 2013) Letter from Laura Pin, Cycle Toronto (PW.Supp.PW.26.5.78)
(October 21, 2013) E-mail from Michael Black (PW.Supp.PW26.5.79)
(October 20, 2013) E-mail from Alexandra Kuperman  (PW.Supp.PW.26.5.80)
(October 20, 2013) E-mail from Patricia Weston (PW.Supp.PW26.5.81)
(June 13, 2013) E-mail from David Harrison, Chair, Annex Residents' Association (PW.New.PW26.5.82)
Communications (City Council)
(October 21, 2013) E-mail from Lisa Cox (CC.Main.PW26.5.83)
(November 7, 2013) Letter from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.PW26.5.84)

PW26.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Consolidation of Parking Meter By-laws / Codes
Communication PW26.6.1 has been submitted on this Item
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council consolidate and incorporate the various parking meter-related By-laws/Codes, including their respective schedules, of the former area municipalities into City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 910, Parking Machines.

 

2.         City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 910, Parking Machines,  by changing the name of the Code Chapter to "Parking Machines and Meters", by adding to the text regulations relating to parking meters, and by adding a new Schedule III entitled "Parking Meters" to the Code Chapter.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to submit any Bills required to amend Municipal Code Chapter 910, Parking Machines, generally as described in this report, and generally in the form of the draft Bill contained in Appendix A to the report (September 25, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, subject to any necessary refinements as may be identified by the General Manager, Transportation Services and the City Solicitor.

 

4.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to merge and update the various schedules of the existing parking meter-related By-laws/Codes to create a new Schedule III to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 910 and authorize the City Solicitor to submit to Council directly, without the need for a further report, bills to enact the new Schedule.

 

5.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to amend any City By-laws or Code Chapters or sections therein which may contain reference to any By-law or Code Chapter or section which is to be superseded by the proposed amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 910 to correct and, where appropriate, eliminate such references.

 

6.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to amend the Municipal Code Chapter 910, including the proposed parking meter Schedule, to reflect any changes to the text and/or Schedules of the various former area municipalities' parking meter-related By-law and Code Chapters between the date that the report (September 25, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, is adopted by City Council and the date the proposed amendments to Code Chapter 910 come into effect.

 

7.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services, when they deem appropriate, to repeal the existing provisions relating to parking meters in the sections of the Code Chapters and By-laws of the former area municipalities, as set out in Appendix B to the report (September 25, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, and any others that may be identified that relate to and have been superseded or replaced by the new section of Municipal Code Chapter 910.

 

8.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services, to amend the appropriate By-laws to establish a fixed fine of $30.00 for all new offences created by Recommendation 3 in the report (September 25, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, except for bus parking at parking meter offences, which shall have a fixed fine of $300.

 

9.         City Council authorize and direct the City Solicitor, in consultation with the General Manager, 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 8 in the report (September 25, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

10.       City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect to the foregoing, including the introduction in Council of any Bills that may be required.

Origin
(September 25, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the consolidation of parking meter By-laws/Codes of the seven former area municipalities into one Code chapter - City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 910 and one Schedule under Municipal Code Chapter 910 as part of the continuing process of consolidating and codifying the By-laws and Municipal Codes of the former area municipalities which deal generally with traffic and parking.  Consolidation will result in a streamlined administrative and enforcement process, and will help to clarify the regulatory framework for the public.  As parking machine By-laws were previously consolidated in Municipal Code Chapter 910, this will mean that all parking meter and machine By-laws will be found in the same Municipal Code Chapter, albeit in different schedules.  No changes to the spirit or intent of the by-laws is included in this consolidation.

 

Staff of Legal Services and the Toronto Parking Authority have been consulted in preparation of this report.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 25, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Consolidation of Parking Meter By-laws/Codes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-62329.pdf)

(September 25, 2013) Appendix A - Draft By-law Amending Municipal Code Chapter 910, Parking Machines
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-62334.pdf)

(September 25, 2013) Appendix B - Parking Meter By-laws/Municipal Codes of Former Area Municipalities
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-62335.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(November 4, 2013) E-mail from Sig Suurmann (CC.Main.PW26.6.1)

PW26.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:16, 23, 25 

Yonge Street / Highway 401 Interchange - Transportation Infrastructure Planning Study
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager of Transportation Services to secure a commitment from the Province of Ontario for the cost-sharing of a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study of the Yonge Street/Highway 401 interchange.

Origin
(September 19, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

Several transportation studies undertaken by both the City and the Province have identified the need for improvements to the Yonge Street / Highway 401 interchange to address traffic congestion and improve traffic operations at this location, particularly in light of the growth in development along the Yonge Street corridor to the north. Most recently, in 2010, the "Yonge Street Traffic Management Study" identified four major problems or constraints in the area: operational / capacity restraints, missing pedestrian paths / cycle routes, collision trends, and limited transportation network capability to accommodate projected traffic generated from approved, planned, and proposed developments.This study introduced, among other things, the concept of replacing the left turn from southbound Yonge Street to eastbound Highway 401 with a new direct southbound-to-eastbound "flyover" ramp connection to alleviate the significant delays and queues currently experienced during peak periods.

 

The implementation of such a major high-level ramp connection (estimated to cost in the order of $25 M) would first require an Environmental Assessment (EA) Study.  Before embarking on an EA study, City staff, with the support of the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), has first undertaken a Transportation Infrastructure Planning Study to determine the technical feasibility of various alternative ways (including the flyover ramp) of resolving the problem of getting from Yonge Street to eastbound Highway 401.

 

The purpose of this report is to outline the results of the Transportation Infrastructure Planning Study and to obtain authorization from City Council to proceed with the Municipal Class Environmental (EA) study of several technically feasible alternatives in order to determine a preferred solution for the Yonge Street / Highway 401 interchange that most effectively addresses the current operational problems.  As with the Transportation Infrastructure Planning Study, the City is currently seeking confirmation from the Province of their agreement to contribute to the funding of the EA study. Should it be demonstrated during the EA Study that the preferred alternative improves MTO operations (i.e. Highway 401 ramps), the City will seek further funding for the implementation of the final recommendation.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 19, 2013) Report and Appendices 1 to 3 from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Yonge Street/Highway 401 Interchange - Transportation Infrastructure Planning Study
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-62308.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor John Filion


Striking Committee - Meeting 12
ST12.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

City Council Appointment to the Government Management Committee to Fill a Vacancy
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.          City Council appoint Councillor Peter Leon to the Government Management Committee for a term of office until November 30, 2014 and until a successor is appointed.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Chair called for nominations.

 

Councillor David Shiner nominated Councillor Peter Leon.

 

The Chair called for nominations a second time.

 

The Chair called for nominations a third and final time.

 

There being no further nominations, the Chair closed the nominations.

Summary

The Government Management Committee is composed of 5 Members of Council appointed by City Council plus a Chair appointed by the Mayor.

 

Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti has resigned from the Government Management Committee.

 

Members of Council have been canvassed for their interest in being appointed to the Government Management Committee for a term of office until November 30, 2014 and until a successor is appointed. 

Background Information (Committee)
(October 15, 2013) Letter from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti advising that he is resigning from the Government Management Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-62865.pdf)

Interested Members - Government Management Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-62911.pdf)


ST12.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

City Council Appointment to the Budget Committee to Fill a Vacancy
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint Councillor Ron Moeser to the Budget Committee for a term of office until November 30, 2014 and until a successor is appointed.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Chair called for nominations.

 

Councillor John Parker nominated Councillor Joe Mihevc.

 

Deputy Mayor Kelly nominated Councillor Ron Moeser.

 

The Chair called for nominations a second time.

 

The Chair called for nominations a third and final time.

 

There being no further nominations, the Chair closed the nominations.

 

There being two (2) nominations for one (1) vacancy, the Striking Committee conducted a ballot for the recommended appointment of one (1) Member of Council to the Budget Committee.

 

The Striking Committee Administrator distributed the ballots to the Members of Striking Committee. Once all ballots had been cast and collected, the Administrator tallied and announced the results of the ballot for recommended appointment to the Budget Committee conducted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, as follows:

 

Number of ballots cast: 5

Number of ballots required for recommended appointment: 3

Number of spoiled or illegal ballots: none

 

-           For Councillor Joe Mihevc: 2 votes

-           For Councillor Ron Moeser: 3 votes

 

Councillor Ron Moeser was recommended for appointment, having received a majority of ballots cast.

 

No further ballots were required.

 

The summary of ballots cast is as follows:

 

For Councillor Joe Mihevc:

 

Ana Bailão

John Parker

 

For Councillor Ron Moeser:

 

Norman Kelly

David Shiner

Karen Stintz

Summary

The Budget Committee is composed of 6 Members of Council appointed by City Council plus a Chair elected by the Executive Committee from its own members. Members of the Audit Committee cannot be Members of the Budget Committee.

 

Councillor John Parker has resigned from the Budget Committee.

 

Members of Council have been canvassed for their interest in being appointed to the Budget Committee for a term of office until November 30, 2014 and until a successor is appointed.

Background Information (Committee)
(September 30, 2013) Letter from Councillor John Parker advising that he is resigning from the Budget Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-62886.pdf)

Interested Members - Budget Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-62913.pdf)

Revised - Interested Members - Budget Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-63252.pdf)


ST12.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Council Member Appointment to the Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee submits this Item to City Council without recommendation.

Summary

The Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee is composed of 3 Members from the Community Development and Recreation Committee, and 3 Members from the Economic Development Committee.

 

Councillor Ana Bailão was previously appointed to the Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee as a member from the Community Development and Recreation Committee. As a result of Councillor Bailão's recent resignation from the Community Development and Recreation Committee, Council must appoint a replacement member from the Community Development and Recreation Committee.

 

Members of Council have been canvassed for their interest in being appointed to the Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee for a term of office until November 30, 2014.

Background Information (Committee)
Interested Members - Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-62914.pdf)


ST12.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Council Member Nomination to the Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council nominate Councillor Mark Grimes as the City of Toronto's Councillor nominee to the Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors for a term of office starting February 26, 2014 and ending February 25, 2015.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Chair called for nominations.

 

Councillor John Parker nominated Councillor Mark Grimes.

 

Councillor David Shiner nominated Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong.

 

The Chair called for nominations a second time.

 

The Chair called for nominations a third and final time.

 

There being no further nominations, the Chair closed the nominations.

 

There being two (2) nominations for one (1) vacancy, the Striking Committee conducted a ballot for the recommended nomination of one (1) Member of Council to the Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors.

 

The Striking Committee Administrator distributed the ballots to the Members of Striking Committee. Once all ballots had been cast and collected, the Administrator tallied and announced the results of the ballot for the recommended nomination of one (1) Member of Council to the Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors conducted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, as follows:

 

Number of ballots cast: 5

Number of ballots required for nomination: 3

Number of spoiled or illegal ballots: none

 

-           For Councillor Mark Grimes: 3 votes

-           For Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong: 2 votes

 

Councillor Mark Grimes was recommended for nomination, having received a majority of ballots cast.

 

No further ballots were required.

 

The summary of ballots cast is as follows:

 

For Councillor Mark Grimes:

 

Ana Bailão

Norman Kelly

John Parker

 

For Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong:

 

David Shiner

Karen Stintz

Summary

City Council at its February 20 and 21, 2013 meeting directed that for future terms of the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) Board of Directors, Members of Council would be canvassed for their interest in being on the OGRA Board of Directors, for report to Striking Committee. Striking Committee will recommend one City Councillor to City Council as nominee to the OGRA Board.

 

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.MM30.5

 

The OGRA Board is composed of 15 members, including one Member of Toronto City Council and the General Manager, Transportation Services or his or her designate.

 

The City Clerk has received a letter (October 22, 2013) from the Ontario Good Roads Association requesting the City Councillor nominee for the 2014-2015 term.

 

Members have been canvassed for their interest in being nominated to the OGRA Board of Directors for a term of office starting on February 26, 2014 and ending on February 25, 2015.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 23, 2013) Letter from Ontario Good Roads Association requesting nominee for Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-62910.pdf)

Interested Members - Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-62915.pdf)

Revised - Interested Members - Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-63258.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(October 30, 2013) Letter from Councillor Vincent Crisanti, Ward 1, Etobicoke North (ST.Supp.ST12.4.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/st/comm/communicationfile-40797.pdf)

(October 31, 2013) Letter from J.W. Tiernay, Executive Director, Ontario Good Roads Association (ST.Supp.ST12.4.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/st/comm/communicationfile-40798.pdf)


ST12.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:All 

Council Member Nomination to the Housing Services Corporation Board of Directors
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council nominate Councillor Ana Bailão as the City's nominee to the Housing Services Corporation Board of Directors for a term of office until November 30, 2014 and until a successor is appointed.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Chair called for nominations.

 

Councillor David Shiner nominated Councillor Ana Bailão.

 

The Chair called for nominations a second time.

 

The Chair called for nominations a third and final time.

 

There being no further nominations, the Chair closed the nominations.

Summary

The Housing Services Corporation Board of Directors is composed of 15 members including eight service manager representatives, five housing provider representatives, and two provincial representatives.

 

Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti has resigned from the Housing Services Corporation Board of Directors.

 

Members of Council have been canvassed for their interest in being nominated to serve on the Housing Services Corporation Board of Directors as City Council's representative for a term of office until November 30, 2014 and until a successor is appointed.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 23, 2013) Letter from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti advising that he is resigning from the Housing Services Corporation Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-62887.pdf)

Interested Members - Housing Services Corporation Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-62916.pdf)

Revised - Interested Members - Housing Services Corporation Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-63239.pdf)


Etobicoke York Community Council - Meeting 28
EY28.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:11 

Final Report - 30 Weston Road and Part of 33 Gunns Road - Zoning By-law Amendment Application
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend Site-Specific Zoning By-law 1203-2009 for the lands at 30 Weston Road and Part of 33 Gunns Road substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 1 to the report (September 27, 2013) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.

 

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

 

3.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the Owner to enter into an Amending Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to reallocate the secured Section 37 funds.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2013, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(September 27, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

At its meeting of April 3, 2013, City Council directed the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, to submit a Preliminary Report to Etobicoke York Community Council regarding a City-initiated amendment to Site-Specific Zoning By-law 1203-2009, pertaining to 30 Weston Road and Part of 33 Gunns Road, to reallocate the Section 37 community benefit provisions of this By-law. The total amount of the Section 37 funds collected would not be altered.

 

The subject property also has a Section 37 Agreement registered on title that must be amended to secure the Section 37 community benefit provision consistent with the proposed change to the Section 37 provisions in the Zoning By-law. 

 

As directed by City Council, this report proposes amendments to Site Specific Zoning By-law 1203-2009 to reallocate the Section 37 community benefit provisions of this By-law.

 

As also directed by Etobicoke York Community Council, this report proposes amendments to this By-law to delete the requirement for medical offices or a medical clinic on the subject lands.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 27, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding 30 Weston Road and Part of 33 Gunns Road - Zoning By-law Amendment Application
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-61938.pdf)


EY28.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:6 

Status Report - Humber Bay Shores - Lifting of the Holding "H" Symbol
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Clerk to give Notice pursuant to Section 36(4) of the Planning Act of City Council's intention to the lift the Holding "H" symbol in Zoning By-law 1994-197 as early as its meeting of December 16, 2013.

Origin
(October 2, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

Pursuant to Section 36(4) of the Planning Act, should City Council wish to pass an amending by-law to lift a Holding "H" symbol in an existing Zoning By-law, it must first give notice of its intention to pass such an amending by-law.

 

Planning staff have reviewed the request of the Humber Bay Shores Landowner's Group to lift the Holding "H" symbol in Zoning By-law 1994-197, which applies to the majority of the lands located in Humber Bay Shores.  The registration of a Core Infrastructure Agreement and the acceptance of the results of a revised AECOM Humber Bay Shores Mixed-Use Developments Traffic Impact Study are required to lift the Holding "H" symbol.

 

Planning staff anticipate the Core Infrastructure Agreement will be signed and registered shortly and the revised AECOM Study will also be completed shortly.  Planning staff will then be in a position to advise City Council that the conditions required to lift the Holding "H" symbol in Zoning By-law 1994-197 have been satisfied.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 2, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding Humber Bay Shores - Lifting of the Holding "H" Symbol
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-62185.pdf)


EY28.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:5 

City-Initiated Sherway Area Study
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct staff to undertake a review and update of the planning policy framework for the Sherway area, in particular those lands subject to Official Plan Site and Area Specific Policies 12, 13, 19 and 20.

 

2.         City Council direct that the review include a public consultation program comprised of both broad community-wide forums and smaller working groups, to include area residents and businesses, local community associations, property owners within the study area, the Ward Councillor(s) and representatives of City Divisions and external agencies as appropriate.

 

3.         City Council direct that a final study report, including a recommended update to the planning framework for the Sherway area, be targeted for the third quarter of 2015.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council requested the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, to report to the November 19, 2013 meeting of the Community Council, with preliminary terms of reference for this study.

Origin
(August 23, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This report seeks Council's direction to undertake a review and update of the planning policy framework for the Sherway area, which is bounded by a rail corridor to the north, Highway 427 to the east, the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) to the south and the Etobicoke Creek to the west.

 

The Sherway area is subject to a number of Site and Area Specific Policies (SASP) in the Official Plan that require a comprehensive transportation review to be conducted once permitted development capacity has been reached.  Currently retail and residential development is at or nearing the maximum development levels as set out in these SASP's and there is landowner interest in redeveloping lands north of The Queensway for residential and additional retail uses.  Rather than address these matters separately, it is appropriate to initiate a comprehensive review of the planning framework for the area. 

 

The Sherway Area Study would provide an opportunity to revisit the policy framework enabling the City to update the vision, goals, objectives and priorities for the area and the policies pertaining to land use, transportation, servicing and community infrastructure requirements.

Background Information (Community Council)
(August 23, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding the City-Initiated Sherway Area Study
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-62222.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(September 6, 2013) Letter from David A. McKay and Ryan Moore, MHBC Planning Urban Design & Landscape Architecture (EY.Main.EY28.4.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/comm/communicationfile-40139.pdf)

(September 9, 2013) Letter from Richard Domes, Associate Planner, Gagon & Law Urban Planners Ltd. (EY.Main.EY28.4.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/comm/communicationfile-40140.pdf)

(October 15, 2013) Letter from David A. McKay and Ryan Moore, MHBC Planning Urban Design & Landscape Architecture (EY.New.EY28.4.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/comm/communicationfile-40443.pdf)


EY28.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:6 

Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 2 Station Road
Communications EY28.7.34 to EY28.7.42 have been submitted on this Item
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council states its intention to designate the property at 2 Station Road (Wesley Mimico United Church) 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 delete the following Heritage Attribute from Attachment 3, titled "Statement of Significance - Reasons for Designation", to the report (August 21, 2013) from the Acting Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division:

 

            "On the interior, the sanctuary, with the vaulted and beamed ceiling supported on two pillars above the suspended and laminated wood floors."

 

6.         City Council direct that, prior to the alteration or removal, the interior sanctuary and attributes be documented to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

Origin
(August 21, 2013) Report from the Acting Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 2 Station Road under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.  The site contains Wesley Mimico United Church (1922 and1953), which is listed on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.  The property is the subject of a planning application that proposes to retain part of the church while altering the remainder of the site for seniors' housing.

 

Following research and evaluation, staff have determined that the property at 2 Station Road meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.  The designation of the property would enable City Council to manage alterations to the site, enforce heritage property standards and maintenance, and refuse demolition.

Background Information (Community Council)
(August 21, 2013) Report from the Acting Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division regarding the Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 2 Station Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-61886.pdf)

Speakers

Denise Harris, Heritage Officer, Etobicoke Historical Society
Mary Louise Ashbourne, Chair, Etobicoke York Community Heritage Conservation Panel
Martin E. Gerwin, Mimico Lakeshore Network
Judith A. Rutledge, Mimico Lakeshore Network
Dr. Harry Oussoren
Deirdre Gibson, Development Consultant, Robert Reimers Architect
Ruth Grier
Eric Code
Susanne Marquardt
Peter Shepherd
Eric Holmberg
Robert A. Martindale, Martindale Planning Services
Charlotte Sharkey, Chair, Council of Wesley Mimico United Church
Tom Wicks

Communications (Community Council)
(October 2, 2013) E-mail from Kyle Gojic (EY.Main.EY28.7.1)
(October 5, 2012) Report from McGillivray - Architect (EY.Main.EY28.7.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/comm/communicationfile-40138.pdf)

(October 5, 2013) E-mail from Christine Rowe Quinn (EY.New.EY28.7.3)
(October 5, 2013) E-mail from John Quinn (EY.New.EY28.7.4)
(October 8, 2013) Letter from Martin E. Gerwin and Judith A. Rutledge, Mimico Lakeshore Network (EY.New.EY28.7.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/comm/communicationfile-40317.pdf)

(October 8, 2013) E-mail from Eric Code (EY.New.EY28.7.6)
(October 9, 2013) E-mail from Christine Rowe Quinn and John Quinn (EY.New.EY28.7.7)
(October 10, 2013) E-mail from Michael Colvin (EY.New.EY28.7.8)
(October 10, 2013) E-mail from Michael Colvin (EY.New.EY28.7.9)
(October 11, 2013) E-mail from Wendy Gamble, President, New Toronto Historical Society (EY.New.EY28.7.10)
(October 12, 2013) E-mail from Jennifer McDonald and Steve Couch (EY.New.EY28.7.11)
(October 12, 2013) E-mail from Raymond Sawdy (EY.New.EY28.7.12)
(October 12, 2013) E-mail from A. Feldman (EY.New.EY28.7.13)
(October 12, 2013) E-mail from Patricia Martin (EY.New.EY28.7.14)
(October 12, 2013) E-mail from B. Ross Ashley (EY.New.EY28.7.15)
(October 12, 2013) E-mail from Donald Elrick (EY.New.EY28.7.16)
(October 11, 2013) Letter from Kyra Trainor, President Mimico Residents Association (EY.New.EY28.7.17)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/comm/communicationfile-40427.pdf)

(October 13, 2013) E-mail from Odilio Abreu  (EY.New.EY28.7.18)
(October 13, 2013) E-mail from Erick Bittschwam (EY.New.EY28.7.19)
(October 13, 2013) E-mail from Janice Paquette (EY.New.EY28.7.20)
(October 13, 2013) E-mail from Clement Cheng (EY.New.EY28.7.21)
(October 14, 2013) E-mail from Dave Filchak (EY.New.EY28.7.22)
(October 14, 2013) E-mail from Liana Franciosi (EY.New.EY28.7.23)
(October 14, 2013) E-mail from Candise Arima (EY.New.EY28.7.24)
(October 15, 2013) E-mail from Luke Hutton (EY.New.EY28.7.25)
(October 15, 2013) E-mail from Samantha Gileno (EY.New.EY28.7.26)
(October 15, 2013) Letter from Denise Harris, Heritage Officer, Etobicoke Historical Society (EY.New.EY28.7.27)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/comm/communicationfile-40455.pdf)

(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Angela Barnes (EY.New.EY28.7.28)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Michael Colvin (EY.New.EY28.7.29)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Mary Williamson, on behalf of Rev. Dr. Harry Oussoren (EY.New.EY28.7.30)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Laura Baughman (EY.New.EY28.7.31)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Dana Beatson (EY.New.EY28.7.32)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Luke Hutton (EY.New.EY28.7.33)
Communications (City Council)
(October 17, 2013) E-mail from Pat Sautner (CC.Main.EY28.7.34)
(October 26, 2013) E-mail from Sandi Walker (CC.Main.EY28.7.35)
(November 2, 2013) E-mail from Ewa Dydusiak (CC.Main.EY28.7.36)
(November 4, 2013) E-mail from Raymond Sawdy (CC.Main.EY28.7.37)
(November 8, 2013) E-mail from Pat Sautner (CC.Supp.EY28.7.38)
(November 10, 2013) E-mail from Peter Shepherd (CC.Supp.EY28.7.39)
(November 10, 2013) E-mail from Laura Baughman and Brent Champness (CC.Supp.EY28.7.40)
(November 9, 2013) E-mail from Andrew Vanderwal (CC.Supp.EY28.7.41)
(November 11, 2013) E-mail from Glenys M. Huws (CC.Supp.EY28.7.42)

7a Toronto Preservation Board Recommendations - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 2 Station Road
Origin
(October 7, 2013) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on October 3, 2013, considered the following:

 

1.         Report (August 21, 2013) from the Acting Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division, respecting Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 2 Station Road.

 

2.         Communications:

 

(September 12, 2013) E-mail from Luke Hutton (PB.Main.PB25.2.1)

(September 6, 2013) E-mail from Jaan Pill (PB.Main.PB25.2.2)

(September 17, 2013) E-mail from Samantha Gileno (PB.Main.PB25.2.3)

(September 17, 2013) E-mail from Michelle James (PB.Main.PB25.2.4)

(September 25, 2013) E-mail from Karen Hazzard (PB.Supp.PB25.2.5)

(September 26, 2013) E-mail from Michael Harrison (PB.Supp.PB25.2.6)

(September 27, 2013) E-mail from Mary Bella (PB.Supp.PB25.2.7)

(September 27, 2013) E-mail from Eric Code (PB.Supp.PB25.2.8)

(September 29, 2013) E-mail from Wendy Gamble, Chair, Heritage Etobicoke Foundation (PB.Supp.PB25.2.9)

(September 30, 2013) E-mail from Krista Baxter (PB.Supp.PB25.2.10)

(September 30, 2013) Letter from Mary Williamson on behalf of Harry Oussoren, a representative of 2 Station Road, forwarding 6 letters of support. (PB.Supp.PB25.2.11)

(September 30, 2013) E-mail from Suzanne Burrows and Richard Paliwoda (PB.Supp.PB25.2.12)

(September 30, 2013) E-mail from Debbie McFater (PB.Supp.PB25.2.13)

(October 1, 2013) Letter from Ian Wolfe (PB.Supp.PB25.2.14)

(October 2, 2013) E-mail from Susanne Marquardt (PB.Supp.PB25.2.15)

(October 2, 2013) E-mail from Michael Colvin (PB.Supp.PB25.2.16)

(October 2, 2013) E-mail from a Mimico Resident (PB.Supp.PB25.2.17)

(October 1, 2013) Letter from Timothy Dobson, Chair, Lakeshore Panning Council Corporation (PB.Supp.PB25.2.18)

(October 2, 2013) E-mail from Luke Hutton (PB.Supp.PB25.2.19)

(October 2, 2013) E-mail from Victoria Bourgeois (PB.Supp.PB25.2.20)

(October 2, 2013) E-mail from Lesley Strong (PB.Supp.PB25.2.21)

(October 2, 2013) E-mail from Chris Forget (PB.Supp.PB25.2.22)

(October 3, 2013) E-mail from Michael Colvin (PB.Supp.PB25.2.23)

 

The following persons addressed the Toronto Preservation Board:

 

-           Rev. Dr. Harry Oussoren

-           Robert Reimers, Robert Reimers Architect Ltd.

-           Deirdre Gibson, Gibson & Associates

-           Robert A. Martindale, Martindale Planning Services

-           Denise Harris, Heritage Officer, Etobicoke Historical Society

-           Eric Code

-           Chris Drew

-           Peter Shepherd

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 7, 2013) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board regarding 2 Station Road - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-62407.pdf)


EY28.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:11 

Inclusion on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties - 1151 Weston Road
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council include the property at 1151 Weston Road (The Bank of Nova Scotia) on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

Origin
(September 11, 2013) Report from Acting Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that City Council include the property at 1151 Weston Road on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties for its cultural heritage value.  Located on the northeast corner of Weston Road and Eglinton Avenue, the property contains the building historically known as the Mount Dennis Bank of Nova Scotia (1949, addition 1981-2) now known as Scotiabank, Weston Road and Eglinton Avenue.

 

The nomination for inclusion of this property was made by the Mount Dennis Community Association.  Following research and evaluation, staff have determined that the property at 1151 Weston Road meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation that is also used by the City when assessing properties for the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 11, 2013) Report from the Acting Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division regarding the Inclusion on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties - 1151 Weston Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-61887.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from John Maguire, Senior Designer, Scotiabank Real Estate (EY.New.EY28.8.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/comm/communicationfile-40549.pdf)


8a Toronto Preservation Board Recommendations - Inclusion on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties - 1151 Weston Road
Origin
(October 7, 2013) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on October 3, 2013, considered the following:

 

1.         Report (September 11, 2013) from the Acting Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division, respecting Inclusion on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties - 1151 Weston Road.

 

2.         Communications:

 

(October 2, 2013) E-mail from Geoff Kettel, Chair, North York Community Preservation Panel (PB.Supp.PB25.7.1)

 

The following persons addressed the Toronto Preservation Board:

 

-           Simon Chamberlain, Secretary, Mount Dennis Community Association

-           John Maguire, Senior Designer, Real Estate, Scotiabank

-           Councillor Frances Nunziata

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 7, 2013) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board regarding 1151 Weston Road - Inclusion on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-62427.pdf)


EY28.16

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 mid-block traffic control signals on Burnhamthorpe Road at a point approximately 63 metres west of Laurel Avenue.

 

2.         City Council approve the removal of the pedestrian crossover on Burnhamthorpe Road at Meadowbank Road, in conjunction with installing traffic control signals.

Origin
(September 20, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to respond to a request from Etobicoke York Community Council to poll residents on which location they prefer to place the proposed traffic control signals recommended to replace the existing Pedestrian Crossover (PXO) which currently exists at the intersection of Burnhamthorpe Road and Meadowbank Drive.

 

As a result of the request from Council, the majority of those who responded to the survey prefer the signals at the mid-block location (in front of 400 Burnhamthorpe Road). Both the intersection of Burnhamthorpe Road and Meadowbank Road as well as the mid-block location can safety accommodate the traffic control signals; however, usage of the signals at the intersection is anticipated to be higher.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 20, 2013) 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/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-62092.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map, Attachment 2 - Option 2, Mid-block Signal Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-62093.pdf)


EY28.21

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:11 

Parking Regulation Amendment - Weston Road (between Dora Spencer Road and Jane Street)
Bills 1550 and 1551 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the enactment of a parking prohibition from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the west side of Weston Road, between Dora Spencer Road and Jane Street.

Origin
(September 12, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain approval for the introduction of a "No Parking" prohibition from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the west side of Weston Road, between Dora Spencer Road and Jane Street.

 

Since the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) provides service on Weston Road, City Council approval of this report is required.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 12, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District regarding a Parking Regulation Amendment - Weston Road (between Dora Spencer Road and Jane Street)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-61940.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Location Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-61941.pdf)


EY28.22

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:11 

Parking Regulation Amendment - Weston Road (north of Church Street)
Bills 1565 and 1566 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the enactment of a "No Parking Anytime" prohibition on the east side of Weston Road, between a point 60 metres north of Church Street to a point 75 metres further north

Origin
(September 20, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain approval for the introduction of a "No Parking Anytime" regulation, on the east side of Weston Road, between a point 60 metres north of Church Street to a point 75 metres further north.

 

Since the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) provides service on Weston Road, City Council approval of this report is required.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 20, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District regarding a Parking Regulation Amendment - Weston Road (north of Church Street)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-61942.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Location Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-61943.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(October 15, 2013) E-mail from Francine Thomas (EY.New.EY28.22.1)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Kahisay Adem Negash (EY.New.EY28.22.2)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Nicole Boyd and Bruce Griffin (EY.New.EY28.22.3)

EY28.29

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:6 

Request for Directional Road Signage on Islington Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the installation of a road sign on Islington Avenue, subject to Campbell's Soup entering into an encroachment agreement regarding location and sign maintenance.

Origin
(September 24, 2013) Letter from Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Summary

Campbell's Soup is located at 60 Birmingham Street in Ward 6 directly across the street from Second Street Elementary School.  When a first time truck driver is dispatched to Campbell’s, they often mistakenly drive along Birmingham Street versus New Toronto Street where the shipping and receiving function of Campbell's is located.  This situation poses a challenge for a number of reasons:

 

a.         Trucks are stopping at the front of the building and drivers coming in for directions or some even turn their trucks around out front or continue backup Dwight Avenue onto New Toronto Street.

 

b.         There are significant safety concerns with this existing condition and the proximity to Second Street Elementary School, that a directional sign would help to alleviate.

 

Campbell's would like to propose that a sign be erected on Islington Avenue that helps direct truck traffic to New Toronto Street.


Regarding a request for directional road signage on Islington Avenue indicating "Campbell's Shipping and Receiving on New Toronto Street", Traffic Operations had the following comments.

The current Identification and Directional Road Signage Policy, adopted by City Council in 2003, states, in part, that destination directional signs on road rights-of-way for individual venues be limited to landmarks that meet all of the following criteria:  a) they are unique to the City of Toronto, b) they are government owned or sponsored; c) they form a major attraction and destination for visitors to the City of Toronto; and, d) they have a minimum annual attendance of 40,000 persons.

Given that Campbell's Soup does not meet all the above criteria, Transportation Services does not recommend the installation of these signs.  As this is not allowed under the Directional and Road Signage Policy, this must be approved by City Council, including an encroachment agreement regarding location and sign maintenance that Campbell's would enter into with the City.


Campbell's needs signs to be erected on Islington Avenue, to direct the truck traffic to their shipping/receiving entrance on New Toronto Street. The proposed size would be W 24” x H 30” with reflective material enabling visibility at night.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 24, 2013) Letter from Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore, regarding a request from Campbell's Soup for directional signage on Islington Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-61977.pdf)


EY28.31

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:7 

Liquor Licence Application - 9 Milvan Drive - South-West Domino & Sport Club
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Clerk to advise the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) that the liquor licence application for South-West Domino & Sport Club, 9 Milvan Drive (the “Premises”), is not in the public interest having regard to the needs and wishes of the residents, and that the Registrar should issue a Proposal to Review the liquor licence application.

 

2.         City Council request the Licence Appeal Tribunal (“LAT”) to provide the City with an opportunity to be made a party in any proceedings with respect to the Premises.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to attend all proceedings before the LAT in this matter and be directed to take all necessary actions so as to give effect to this Motion, including adding and deleting conditions to any liquor licence issued for the Premises, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, which address the concerns of the community.

Origin
(October 10, 2013) Letter from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Ward 7 - York West
Summary

South-West Domino & Sport Club has submitted an application for a liquor licence to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) for a premises at 9 Milvan Drive operating under the name South-West Domino & Sport Club (the “Premises”).

 

The establishment is located in a high crime area and so the safety of the community, staff and patrons are a concern.  This application for a liquor licence is not in the public interest unless certain conditions, addressing the concerns of the community are attached to the licence.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 10, 2013) Letter from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Ward 7, York West, regarding a Liquor Licence Application at 9 Milvan Drive - South-West Domino & Sport Club
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-62501.pdf)


EY28.34

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:12 

Integrity of the Planning Process - 2522 Keele Street
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council reconfirm its decision of July 19, 2013 to refer the matter back to Etobicoke York Community Council and not approve a site specific Official Plan Amendment to avoid a statutory public meeting at Community Council.

Origin
(October 17, 2013) Letter from Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, Ward 12, York South-Weston
Summary

The Official Plan for the City of Toronto outlines the process for informing and obtaining the views of the public in respect of a proposed zoning by law amendment.  In the City of Toronto, the real public hearing is always at Community Council prior to a decision by Council.

 

Under Section 24 of the Planning Act, City Council may not pass a by law that does not conform with the Official Plan.  Accordingly, on July 19th 2013 City Council elected to adhere to the Official Plan and referred the planning matter at 2522-2542 Keele Street to Etobicoke York Community Council for further deliberation and a statutory public hearing.

 

The protection of the public interest relies on due process, proper notification of proposed projects and procedural fairness.  Fortunately, Council rules on due process because any deviation from normal practice or circumvention of due process results in the violation of natural justice in the form of undesirable, irrational and unreasonable outcomes.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 17, 2013) Letter from Councillor Frank Di Giorgio regarding 2522 Keele Street - Integrity of the Planning Process
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-62558.pdf)


EY28.35

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:12 

Transparency in the Planning Process - 2522 Keele Street
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council reconfirm its decision of July 19, 2013 to refer the matter to Etobicoke York Community Council to ensure site plan approval was consistent with the applicable zoning by-law.

Origin
(October 17, 2013) Letter from Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, Ward 12, York South-Weston
Summary

Respect for due process is a significant component of the planning process under the Planning Act.  Transparency is a vital component of the planning process under the City of Toronto Act. 

 

The protection of the public interest relies on both due process and transparency.  Access to due process ensures that something that is not available through the normal planning process does not become available through circumvention of the planning process.  Proper and transparent notification ensures that projects that affect the quality of life of residents are decided on merit and not access to legal back doors.  Where due process is not followed, then the notion of mitigating the consequences must prevail.

 

There are numerous legal and other relevant issues identified in the subject development proposal that remain unresolved despite two different OMB decisions issued on August 27, 2013 and September 16, 2013.  The issues that must be reconciled include, but are not limited to, the applicability of Section 37, the applicability of Section 36 and whether an official plan amendment is required to change Council protocol on the use of Section 37.

 

In light of unresolved details, it is appropriate that City Council advise the OMB that on the issue of adherence to due process and the requirement for a statutory public meeting at Community Council, the position of City Council remains unchanged.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 17, 2013) Letter from Councillor Frank Di Giorgio regarding 2522 Keele Street - Transparency in the Planning Process
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-62559.pdf)


EY28.36

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:12 

Retention of Permeable, Rear Yard Basketball Court - 82 Treelawn Parkway
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommend that:

 

1.         City Council request the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to take no action with respect to any intrusions into the ravine, provided that the property owner of 82 Treelawn Parkway applies for and obtains a permit from TRCA for the pool and landscaping that includes certification from an engineer that the existing and any new structures including the house are stable for the long term.

Origin
(October 17, 2013) Letter from Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, Ward 12, York South-Weston
Summary

Over a period of approximately ten years, there have been instances of the property owner intruding into the ravine with fill and retaining walls.  The majority of the filling took place prior to TRCA regulations being applicable to the property.

 

Currently, the City of Toronto is negotiating a tree compensation program with the property owner to enhance other features of the property comprised of patios and retaining walls.  At the rear portion of the property where the grade was unaltered and where no trees were removed, the property owner installed a permeable basketball court.  Furthermore, the property owner wishes to replace the existing house with a larger house, a swimming pool and associated landscaping. 

 

There is a concern that these structures will not be located entirely above the top of bank of the ravine.  Therefore, the property owner is collaborating and seeking assistance from the City to ensure that he qualifies for required building permits.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 17, 2013) Letter from Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, regarding the retention of a permeable, year yard basketball court at 82 Treelawn Parkway
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-62554.pdf)


North York Community Council - Meeting 27
NY27.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:26 

Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 262 Bessborough Drive
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Ontario Heritage Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

 North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council state its intention to designate the property at 262 Bessborough Drive (Thomas G. Elgie House) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

2.         If there are no objections to the designation in accordance with Section 29(6) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the 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.

Origin
(August 21, 2013) Report from the Acting Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 262 Bessborough Drive under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.  The site contains the Thomas G. Elgie House, a surviving late 19th century farmhouse that is listed on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.  Located in Leaside, the property is the subject of a development application that proposes to subdivide the lot and retain the main section of the heritage building on one of the parcels.

 

Following research and evaluation, staff have determined that the property at 262 Bessborough Drive meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.  The designation of the property would enable City Council to manage alterations to the site, enforce heritage property standards and maintenance, and refuse demolition.

Background Information (Community Council)
(August 21, 2013) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Acting Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division on Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for 262 Bessborough Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-61888.pdf)

Speakers

Geoff Kettel, First Vice President, Leaside Property Owners' Association
Andrew Pruss, Principal, ERA Architects
Matthew Garnet, VP of Development, Rennaissance Fine Homes
Shannon Hunt

Communications (Community Council)
(October 9, 2013) E-mail from David Dickinson (NY.New.NY27.4.1)
(October 9, 2013) Letter from Geoff Kettel on behalf of Brian Athey, President, Leaside Property Owners' Association, Inc. (NY.New.NY27.4.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/comm/communicationfile-40563.pdf)

(October 10, 2013) E-mail from Rick Price (NY.New.NY27.4.3)
(October 10, 2013) E-mail from John Burns (NY.New.NY27.4.4)
(October 10, 2013) E-mail from Renee Jacoby (NY.New.NY27.4.5)
(October 9, 2013) Letter from Susan Gordon (NY.New.NY27.4.6)
(October 15, 2013) E-mail from Erica and George Cooke (NY.New.NY27.4.7)
(October 15, 2013) E-mail from John Huckle and Heather McNair (NY.New.NY27.4.8)
(October 15, 2013) E-mail from Councillor John Parker, Ward 26 (NY.New.NY27.4.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/comm/communicationfile-40570.pdf)

(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Mark and Caroline Cassin (NY.New.NY27.4.10)

4a Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 262 Bessborough Drive
Origin
(October 7, 2013) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on October 3, 2013, considered the following:

 

1.         Report (August 21, 2013) from the Acting Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division, respecting Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 262 Bessborough Drive.

 

2.         Communications:

(October 1, 2013) Letter from Geoff Kettel, Chair, North York Community Preservation Panel.

(October 1, 2013) Letter from Andrew Pruss, ERA Architects Inc.

(October 3, 2013) Submission from Kae Elgie.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 7, 2013) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 262 Bessborough Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62477.pdf)

Attachment to the Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Revised Statement of Significance - 262 Bessborough Drive (Reasons for Designation)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62478.pdf)

Attachment to the Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Letter (October 1, 2013) from Geoff Kettel, Chair, North York Preservation Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62479.pdf)

Attachment to the Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Letter (October 1, 2013) from Andrew Pruss, E.R.A. Architects, Inc.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62480.pdf)

Attachment to the Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Submission from Kae Elgie
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62482.pdf)


NY27.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:10 

Pedestrian Crossing Protection Study - 623 and 625 Finch Avenue West
Communication NY27.8.2 submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

North York Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals in the vicinity of 623 and 625 Finch Avenue West;

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to:

 

a.         contact the General Manager of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) or his designate to review positioning TTC stops on both the north and south side of Finch Avenue, west of Bathurst Street, with the goal of identifying improved locations of such;

 

b.         immediately install temporary flashing beacons, with pictograph, facing both east and west of the subject area; and

 

c.         affix appropriate signage well east and west of the proposed crosswalk.

Origin
(August 9, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Finch Avenue West, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

The purpose of this report is to deny the request for the installation of traffic control signals or a pedestrian crossover in the vicinity of 623/625 Finch Avenue West.

 

The existing traffic and roadway conditions do not warrant the introduction of traffic control signals or a pedestrian crossover at the above noted intersection.

Background Information (Community Council)
(August 9, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, North York District on Pedestrian Crossing Protection Study for 623 and 625 Finch Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-61780.pdf)

Attachment - Map - Pedestrian Crossings: 623 & 625 Finch Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-61781.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Map - Intersection Lay-out: 623 & 625 Finch Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-61782.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(October 17, 2013) Submission from Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 10 (NY.New.NY27.8.1)
Communications (City Council)
(October 7, 2013) Submission from the Toronto Police Service - news release regarding traffic fatality at Finch Avenue West and Goldfinch Court, submitted by Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 10, York Centre (CC.New.NY27.8.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-41151.pdf)

(October 9, 2013) Petition from Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 10 - York Centre, regarding a request for a pedestrian crosswalk at or near 625 Finch Avenue West, containing the names of approximately 46 persons- filed during the routine matters portion of the meeting  (CC.New)

NY27.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:34 

No Stopping Prohibition - Sloane Avenue
Bills 1527 and 1528 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

 North York Community Council recommends that: 

 

1.         City Council approve the removal of No Stopping, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday on the west side of Sloane Avenue between a point 36.6 metres south of the southerly limit of Wigmore Drive to a point 219.6 metres south of the southerly limit of Wigmore Drive.

 

2.         City Council approve the installation of No Stopping, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday on the east side of Sloane Avenue between Wigmore Drive and Elvaston Drive.

Origin
(September 20, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services Division, North York District
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Sloane Avenue City Council approval of this report is required.

 

To obtain approval to install no stopping, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday on the east side of Sloane Avenue between Wigmore Drive and Elvaston Drive.

 

The installation of the stopping prohibition on Sloane Avenue will address concerns with respects to the safety of students during drop-off and pick-up operations in front of Sloane Public School.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 20, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services Division, North York District on No Stopping Prohibition on Sloane Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62063.pdf)

Attachment - Map - No Stopping Prohibition - Sloane Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62064.pdf)


NY27.18

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:23 

Final Report - Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications - 448 and 456 Kenneth Avenue
Bill 1540 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the Zoning By-law 7625 for the former City of North York substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 5 to the report (May 29, 2013) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

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

 

3.         City Council approve in-principle the draft site plan approval conditions as indicated on the drawings and conditions listed in Attachment 8 to the report (May 29, 2013) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

4.         City Council authorize the Chief Planner or her designate to give final approval to the site plan when the conditions to be satisfied prior to site plan approval as set out in Attachment 8 to the report (May 29, 2013) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District have been fulfilled.

 

5.         City Council require the conveyance of parkland, on or off site, equivalent to the value of 10 per cent of the value of the site or for cash in lieu of payment of equivalent value (10 per cent).

  

6.         City Council receive the report (September 26, 2013) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, for information.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on June 18, 2013 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(May 29, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

The applicant proposes to amend the former City of North York Zoning By-law No. 7625, to permit the redevelopment of the properties at 448 and 456 Kenneth Avenue. The applicant proposes to construct a 3-storey townhouse project containing a total of 29 stacked townhouse units comprising 8 units in the westerly building (Building A) and 21 back-to-back stacked townhouse units in the easterly building (Building B). The applicant also proposes 35 underground parking spaces.

 

The proposal would result in a compact, low-rise residential development located on the edge of the North York Centre Secondary Plan, in close proximity to Finch subway station, making efficient use of land and existing infrastructure, including public services and facilities, parks and open spaces and recreation facilities.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the Zoning By-law Amendment application and approval of the Site Plan Application subject to the conditions outlined in this report.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 29, 2013) Final Report and Attachments 1-9 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications for 448 and 456 Kenneth Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62643.pdf)

Speakers

Benhong  Zhan
Jun Wu
Yun Yuang

Communications (Community Council)
(May 29, 2013) E-mail from David H. Molson (NY.Main.NY27.18.1)
(June 6, 2013) Letter from Siew and Sylvia Bisnath  (NY.Main.NY27.18.2)
(June 16, 2013) E-mail from Eric Mark (NY.Main.NY27.18.3)
(June 18, 2013) E-mail from Dylis Chow (NY.Main.NY27.18.4)
(June 18, 2013) E-mail from Victor Tam (NY.Main.NY27.18.5)
(June 25, 2013) E-mail from Jun Wu (NY.Main.NY27.18.6)
(August 19, 2013) E-mail from Eric Mark (NY.Main.NY27.18.7)
(August 27, 2013) Fax from David H. Molson (NY.Main.NY27.18.8)
(October 8, 2013) E-mail from David H. Molson (NY.New.NY27.18.9)
(October 9, 2013) Letter from Siew Bisnath (NY.New.NY27.18.10)
(October 15, 2013) E-mail from Eric Mark (NY.New.NY27.18.11)
(October 15, 2013) E-mail from Jun Wu (NY.New.NY27.18.12)
(October 16, 2013) Letter from David H. Molson (NY.New.NY27.18.13)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Jun Wu (NY.New.NY27.18.14)
(October 16, 2013) E-mail from Louis Wang on behalf of Yan Wang's Family (NY.New.NY27.18.15)

18a Supplementary Report - Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications - 448 and 456 Kenneth Avenue
Origin
(September 26, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

In a Final Report dated May 29, 2013 on the above-noted application, Planning Staff recommended approval of the Zoning By-law Amendment application and approval of the Site Plan Application, subject to conditions.

 

At its meeting of June 18, 2013, Community Council referred the application back to City Planning Staff to schedule a community consultation meeting so that the revised design and any other changes made by the applicant since the original community consultation meeting can be presented to the community to obtain their comments.

 

The purpose of this report is to report to Community Council on the additional requested information.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 26, 2013) Supplementary Report on Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications for 448 and 456 Kenneth Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62023.pdf)


NY27.28

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:23, 24 

Yonge Street North Planning Study - Final Consultant's Report and Next Steps on Implementing Official Plan Amendments
Community Council Recommendations

 North York Community Council recommends that:

           

1.         City Council receive the report from the consultant for information only.

 

   2.         City Council request City Planning staff to consult with residents on an implementation plan for the Yonge Street North Study area, to create liveable communities in keeping with the vision enunciated by the Chief Planner in her "Feeling Congested" presentations, and that these consultations include, but not be limited to, a discussion of the following:

 

a.         Reducing reliance on automobile use through such policies as: limiting higher densities to areas in close proximity to subway stations; requiring direct pedestrian connections to subway stations; reducing the parking supply in new buildings; requiring suitable locations for car sharing options in proportion to the parking supply reductions;

 

b.         Encouraging cycling through development of a network of cycling paths separated from the street;

 

c.         Providing attractive boulevards and other pedestrian networks;

 

d.         Designating specific areas for the strategic acquisition of parkland;

 

e.         Initiating conversations with representatives of the school boards to ensure that, as the new neighbourhoods develop within the Study Area, that there are opportunities for elementary-aged students to live within walking distance of schools;

 

f.          Taking any other measures to provide that new development does not significantly increase traffic congestion in the general area, particularly near the Yonge/ Sheppard and Bayview/ Sheppard intersections;

 

g.         Providing policies so that higher densities attributable to proximity to subway stations can only be achieved after subway construction is underway;

 

h.         Creating a neighbourhood-friendly physical environment  which achieves desirable densities  through lower built forms;

 

i.          Providing specific policies to designate appropriate levels of commercial development, including specific land use designations that cannot be changed except by Council;

 

 j.         Providing assurances that road capacity for any new development relies on available capacity on major arterial roads only and that, should new roads be required to increase capacity, that the development which relies on this capacity not proceed until such roads are built.

  

3.         City Council, as part of the community consultations, request City Planning staff to provide historical data on the following:

 

a.         congestion (including service levels, queue lengths and duration of peak periods) at key intersections in or near the North York City Centre (Bayview/ Sheppard, Yonge/ Sheppard, Yonge/ Finch, Yonge/ Drewry/ Cummer and Yonge/ Steeles)

 

b.         traffic volumes on the collector roads in the area (Church/ Churchill, Cummer/ Drewry, Empress/ Parkhome etc.) and that these data be used to develop specific policies to reduce congestion and avoid policies which would increase it.

 

4.         City Council request the Director, Community Planning, North York District, to prepare an option or options for consideration by the North York Community Council and the public consultation, of additional built forms in a more human scale and pedestrian friendly manner with minimal or no shadow impact on the neighbouring residential communities.  These built form options shall be low to mid-rise and shall:

 

-           have architectural articulation in the overall massing to create architectural interest;

-           minimize the shadow impact; and

-           respect the approved heights in the existing uptown plan.

 

5.         City Council, concurrent with the aforementioned discussions with residents but prior to finalizing the draft secondary plan, request City Planning staff to bring forward results of the community consultation for consideration by North York Community Council.

Origin
(May 29, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

This report summarizes the findings of the Yonge Street North Planning Study. Following from the Study's findings, the report outlines key issues to be considered and next steps in preparing draft amendments to the Official Plan, for further consultation with the community in the fall of 2013.

 

This report recommends that Council authorize staff to use the consultant's final report in Attachment 2 as a guide to drafting Official Plan policies and other appropriate planning tools, and that they be the subject of a community consultation meeting in the fall of 2013.

Background Information (Community Council)
(May 29, 2013) Report and Attachment 1 (Yonge Street North Planning Study - Preferred Option Map) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Final Consultant's Report and Next Steps on Implementing Official Plan Amendments for Yonge Street North Planning Study
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62102.pdf)

Attachment 2 Part 1 - Yonge Street North Planning Study - Preferred Urban Structure Option Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62099.pdf)

Attachment 2 Part 2 - Yonge Street North Planning Study - Preferred Urban Structure Option Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62100.pdf)

Attachment 2 Part 3 - Yonge Street North Planning Study - Preferred Urban Structure Option Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62101.pdf)

Speakers

David Nelson, Ruth Victor & Associates, Representing Prince Bay Luxury Homes
Aldo Di Felice (Submission Filed)
Anne Brooke, Secretary, Silverview Community Association
Jan Morrissey
Brigita Anness, Representing Astrida Reps at 29 Goulding Avenue
Alasdair Robertson, Past President, Bayview Cummer Neighbourhood Association
Joyce McBride
Toivo Madrus, President, Bayview Cummer Neighbourhood Association Inc.

Communications (Community Council)
(June 13, 2013) Letter from Chris Singh, Permits Officer, Ministry of Transportation (NY.Main.NY27.28.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/comm/communicationfile-40118.pdf)

(June 16, 2013) E-mail from Kevin Beattie (NY.Main.NY27.28.2)
(June 17, 2013) E-mail from John S. H. Carriere, Secretary, Board of Trustees, Newtonbrook United Church (NY.Main.NY27.28.3)
(June 17, 2013) Letter from John A.R. Dawson, McCarthy Tetrault LLP, on behalf of Silvercore Inc. ("Silvercore") (NY.Main.NY27.28.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/comm/communicationfile-40114.pdf)

(June 17, 2013) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (NY.Main.NY27.28.5)
(June 18, 2013) E-mail from John M. Alati, Davies Howe Partners LLP submitted by Alexander Suriano, Student-at-Law, Davies Howe Partners LLP (NY.Main.NY27.28.6)
(June 18, 2013) E-mail from Adolph Ng (NY.Main.NY27.28.7)
(June 18, 2013) Letter from Patrick Giglio (NY.Main.NY27.28.8)
(June 18, 2013) E-mail from Tony Volpentesta, Bousfields Inc., submitted by Kelly Hudson (NY.Main.NY27.28.9)
(June 24, 2013) E-mail from David De Felice (NY.Main.NY27.28.10)
(October 15, 2013) E-mail from Janice Robinson, MCIP, RPP, Senior Associate, Goldberg Group (NY.New.NY27.28.11)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/comm/communicationfile-40581.pdf)

(October 17, 2013) Letter from Aldo Di Felice (NY.New.NY27.28.12)

NY27.32

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:16 

Request for City Solicitor to attend OMB Hearing for 478 Melrose Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and a City Planner to attend the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing to uphold the Committee of Adjustment's decision for 478 Melrose Avenue.

Origin
(October 17, 2013) Memo from Councillor Stintz
Summary

On July 4, 2013 the Committee of Adjustment unanimously refused an application to maintain and legalize the carport at the rear of the property.  A previous Committee of Adjustment Decision File A0372/10NY approved variances for lot area, lot frontage and width, front yard setback, side yard setbacks and lot coverage of 41.5% where the maximum permitted is 30%.

 

Staff recommended that the Committee refuse this application because it does not respect and reinforce the neighbourhood.

 

The additional variances requested - File#A406/132NY on July 4, 2013 were:

 

1.         Section 14-B(6), By-law No. 7625

Proposed lot coverage of 57.89% of the lot area

WHEREAS the maximum permitted lot coverage is 30% of the lot area;

 

2.         Section 6(23)(a)(ii)(B), By-law No. 7625

Proposed carport lot coverage of 16.39% of the lot area

WHEREAS the maximum permitted carport lot coverage is 10%; and

 

3.         Section 6(23)(a)(i)(E)(IV), By-law No. 7625

Proposed west side yard setback of 0.16m

WHEREAS the minimum required west side yard setback is 1.2m.

 

The Committee of Adjustment Refused the Minor Variance Application for the following reasons:

 

-           The general intent and purpose of the Official Plan & Zoning By-law is not maintained;

-           The variance(s) is not considered desirable for the appropriate development of the land;

-           In the opinion of the Committee, the variance(s) is not minor. 

 

On July 22, 2013 the Applicant appealed the Committee’s decision to the Ontario Municipal Board. A hearing has not been scheduled as yet.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 17, 2013) Memo from Councillor Stintz on Request for City Solicitor to attend OMB Hearing for 478 Melrose Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62586.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Committee of Adjustment Notice of Decision - Minor Variance Application - 478 Melrose Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62597.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District to the Committee of Adjustment, North York Panel on Committee of Adjustment Application for 478 Melrose Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62598.pdf)


NY27.33

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:16 

Request for City Solicitor to attend OMB Hearing for 180 Joicey Boulevard
Community Council Recommendations

 North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to retain outside planning consultant(s) and  to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing to uphold the Committee of Adjustment's decision for 180 Joicey Boulevard.

Summary

On July 4, 2013 the Committee of Adjustment considered this proposal to construct a new two-storey detached dwelling with an integral garage. The existing dwelling would be demolished.  Staff did not comment on the application (A273/13NY)

 

It was the unanimous decision of the Committee of Adjustment to refuse the proposed building height and proposed west side yard setback for the following reasons:

 

-           general intent and purpose of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law were not maintained; the variances were not considered desirable for the appropriate development of the land; and they were not minor.

 

It was the unanimous decision of the Committee of Adjustment to modify and approve the proposed building length for the following reasons:

 

-           general intent and purpose of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law was maintained; the variance was considered desirable for the appropriate development of the land; and it was minor.

 

The decision was also subject to the conditions of Urban Forestry.

 

On July 22, 2013 the Applicant appealed the Committee’s decision to the Ontario Municipal Board. A hearing has not been scheduled as yet for OMB #PL130899.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 17, 2013) Memo from Councillor Stintz on Request for City Solicitor to attend OMB Hearing for 180 Joicey Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62587.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Committee of Adjustment Notice of Decision - Minor Variance Application - 180 Joicey Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62599.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Extract from the Minutes of the North York District Committee of Adjustment meeting held on July 4, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62600.pdf)


NY27.34

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:16 

Request for City Solicitor to attend OMB Hearing for 92 Briar Hill Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and a City Planner to work with the applicant and area residents to establish whether a settlement can be negotiated that is satisfactory to all parties and, should a settlement not be successful, authorize the City Solicitor and a City Planner to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing to uphold the Committee of Adjustment's decision for 92 Briar Hill Avenue.

Origin
(October 17, 2013) Memo from Councillor Stintz
Summary

On July 31, 2013 the Committee of Adjustment Refused a proposal (B037/13NY; A449/13NY; A450/13NY) to sever the above property into two (2) residential lots and construct a new two-storey dwelling with an integral, at-grade garage on each of the new lots.  The existing dwelling would be demolished.

 

Staff commented with conditions for the lot severence and noted that the applicant had reduced the lot coverage from .91 to .87 times the area of each lot.

 

On August 20, 2013 the Applicant appealed the Committee’s decision to the Ontario Municipal Board. A hearing has not been scheduled as yet.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 17, 2013) Memo from Councillor Stintz on Request for City Solicitor to attend OMB Hearing for 92 Briar Hill Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62588.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Committee of Adjustment Notice of Decisions - Consent and Minor Variance Applications - 92 Briar Hill Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62601.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District to the Committee of Adjustment, North York Panel on Committee of Adjustment Applications for 92 Briar Hill Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62602.pdf)


NY27.35

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:16 

Request for City Solicitor to attend OMB Hearing for 152 Glencairn Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and a City Planner to attend  the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing to uphold the Committee of Adjustment's decision for 152 Glencairn Avenue.

Origin
(October 17, 2013) Memo from Councillor Stintz
Summary

On July 4, 2013 the Committee of Adjustment unanimously refused an application (A204/13NY) to construct a new two-storey dwelling.  The existing dwelling would be demolished.

 

The application to construct a new two storey dwelling was previously before the Committee of Adjustment on April 24, 2013 and was deferred to July 4, 2013.  As detailed in the staff report, in July 2012 this property was subject to a Committee of Adjustment decision where variances were approved for a GFA of 0.47 times the lot area, a west side yard setback of 2m for the portion of the dwelling beyond 17m and an east side yard setback of 1.5m for the portion of the dwelling beyond 17m.  That decision was appealed by the applicant to the Ontario Municipal Board where a settlement was reached and all three variances were upheld.

 

The current proposal is to permit a new two storey dwelling with a higher GFA and reduced setbacks. Staff continue to support the previous Committee approval for this site  and subsequent OMB decision; that they were appropriate for this site and recommend a reduction in the proposed GFA and increase in the side yard setbacks should the Committee decide to approve the application.

 

The Committee of Adjustment Refused the Minor Variance Application for the following reasons:

 

-           The general intent and purpose of the Official Plan & Zoning By-Law is not maintained;

-           The variance(s) is not considered desirable for the appropriate development of the land;

-           In the opinion of the Committee, the variance(s) is not minor. 

 

On July 23, 2013 the Applicant appealed the Committee’s decision to the Ontario Municipal Board. A hearing has not been scheduled as yet for OMB #PL130898.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 17, 2013) Memo from Councillor Stintz on Request for City Solicitor to attend OMB Hearing for 152 Glencairn Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62589.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Committee of Adjustment Notice of Decision - Minor Variance Application - 152 Glencairn Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62603.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District to the Committee of Adjustment, North York Panel on Committee of Adjustment Application for 152 Glencairn Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62604.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Site Plans for 152 Glencairn Avenue

NY27.36

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:16 

Request for City Solicitor to attend OMB Hearing for 238 Haddington Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

 North York Community recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and a City Planner to appear at the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing to uphold the Committee of Adjustment's decision for 238 Haddington Avenue.

Origin
(October 17, 2013) Memo from Councillor Stintz
Summary

On July 4, 2013 the Committee of Adjustment unanimously refused an application (A397-/13NY) to construct a new three-storey dwelling.  The existing dwelling would be demolished.

 

In discussions with staff, the applicant agreed to reduce the coverage from 36.2% to 35.5% and the proposed building height from 10.32 m to 9.99 m, however, staff continued to feel that greater reductions were required to respect and reinforce the existing physical character of the neighbourhood.

 

Staff recommended that the proposal for a three (3)-storey dwelling be refused and the proposed lot coverage and proposed building height be reduced.

 

The Committee of Adjustment Refused the Minor Variance Application for the following reasons: 

 

-           The general intent and purpose of the Official Plan is not maintained;

-           The general intent and purpose of the Zoning By-law is not maintained;

-           The variance(s) is not considered desirable for the appropriate development of the land;

-           In the opinion of the Committee, the variance(s) is not minor. 

 

On July 22, 2013 the Applicant appealed the Committee’s decision to the Ontario Municipal Board. A hearing has not been scheduled as of yet for OMB File #PL130876.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 17, 2013) Memo from Councillor Stintz on Request for City Solicitor to attend OMB Hearing for 238 Haddington Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62590.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Committee of Adjustment Notice of Decision - Minor Variance Application for 238 Haddington Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62606.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District to the Committee of Adjustment, North York Panel on Committee of Adjustment Application for 238 Haddington Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62607.pdf)


NY27.40

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:10 

Request to poll for Traffic Calming Measures on Kennard Avenue, between Wilmington Avenue and Allen Road
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

 1.        City Council direct the City Clerk to conduct a poll of eligible residents living on Kennard Avenue in accordance with the City of Toronto Traffic Calming Policy.

 

2.         City Council direct the Director of Transportation Services, North York District, to develop and provide a Speed Hump Plan to the City Clerk to be included with the poll.

 

3.         City Council direct the City Clerk to convey the results of the survey to the respondents.

 

4.         Subject to favourable results of the poll, City Council direct the Director of Transportation Services, North York District, to undertake the appropriate action to implement the installation of the traffic calming plan on Kennard Avenue between Wilmington Avenue and Allen Road.

 

5.         City Council authorize the appropriate city officials to take whatever action is necessary to implement the forgoing, including the introduction in Council of any Bills that are required.

Origin
(October 17, 2013) Letter from Councillor Pasternak
Summary

The residents of Kennard Avenue have expressed concern with vehicle volume and speed on the section of roadway between Wilmington Avenue and the Allen Road and have requested that traffic calming (speed humps) and all-way stops be considered.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 17, 2013) Letter from Councillor Pasternak on Request to poll for Traffic Calming Measures on Kennard Avenue, between Wilmington Avenue and Allen Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62650.pdf)


NY27.41

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:10 

Request to poll for Traffic Calming Measures on Wilmington Avenue, between Sheppard Avenue West and Overbrook Place
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Clerk to conduct a poll of eligible residents living on Wilmington Avenue and the side streets between Overbrook Place and Sheppard Avenue West in accordance with the City of Toronto Traffic Calming Policy.

 

2.         City Council direct the Director of Transportation Services, North York District, to develop a plan to the City Clerk to be included with the poll.


3.         City Council direct the City Clerk to convey the results of the survey to the respondents.

 

4.         Subject to favourable results of the poll, City Council direct the Director of Transportation Services, North York District to:
 

a.         undertake the appropriate action to implement the installation of the traffic calming plan on Wilmington Avenue between Sheppard Avenue West and Overbrook Place which is to include a potential cross-walk south of Overbrook Place and north of Sheppard Avenue West; and

 

b.         lower the speed limit.

 

5.         City Council authorize the appropriate City Officials to take whatever action is necessary to implement the forgoing, including the introduction in Council of any Bills that are required.

Origin
(October 17, 2013) Letter from Councillor Pasternak
Summary

The residents in the Bathurst Manor neighbourhood have expressed concern with vehicle volume and speed on the section of roadway along Wilmington Avenue, between Sheppard Avenue West and Overbrook Place and have requested that traffic calming measures be considered.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 17, 2013) Letter from Councillor Pasternak on Request to poll for Traffic Calming Measures on Wilmington Avenue, between Sheppard Avenue West and Overbrook Place
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-62651.pdf)


Scarborough Community Council - Meeting 27
SC27.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:42 

Assumption of Remaining Core Services within the Morningside Heights Community
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council assume the remaining core services installed within the Morningside Heights Community.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Legal Services Division to release the remainder of performance guarantee held with respect core services work.

 

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

 

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

Origin
(October 1, 2013) Report from the City Solicitor
Summary

This report requests Council’s authority for the City to assume the remaining services with respect to core services installed within the Morningside Heights Community.

Background Information (Community Council)
(October 1, 2013) Report and Attachment 1 from the City Solicitor - Assumption of Remaining Core Services within the Morningside Heights Community
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62164.pdf)


SC27.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:39 

Pedestrian Crossing Prohibition - Kennedy Road and Trojan Gate
Bills 1559 and 1560 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council rescind the prohibited pedestrian crossings regulation, as identified in Appendix 1 of the report (September 30, 2013) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

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

Origin
(September 30, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Summary

This report details the prohibited pedestrian crossing regulation change required to rescind a legacy prohibition on the north side of Kennedy Road at Trojan Gate that is no longer required.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 30, 2013) Report and Appendix 1 from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - Pedestrian Crossing Prohibition - Kennedy Road and Trojan Gate
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62113.pdf)

Location Plan - Kennedy Road and Trojan Gate
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62114.pdf)


SC27.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:41 

Traffic Control Signals - Sheppard Avenue East and Lamont Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the installation of Traffic Control Signals at the intersection of Sheppard Avenue East and Lamont Avenue at this time.

 

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

 

3.         City Council request the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District, to consider changing the gore area beside the right curb on Sheppard Avenue East into a right-turn lane onto Lamont Avenue and report back to the Scarborough Community Council.

Origin
(September 30, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Summary

Traffic studies reveal that warrants for pedestrian crossing protection, specifically, Traffic Control Signals or a Pedestrian Crossover are not warranted at this location at this time.

Background Information (Community Council)
(September 30, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough Distict - Traffic Control Signals - Sheppard Avenue East and Lamont Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62045.pdf)

Location Plan - Sheppard Avenue East and Lamont Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62106.pdf)

Speakers

Rev. Dr. John Stephenson, St. Timothy's Anglican Church
Gordon Lowe (Submission Filed)
Allan White
Janet Trim, on behalf of Sheila Martin
Roland Carryl
Sheldon Sampson, on behalf of Bishop Patrick Yu, York-Scarborough area (Submission Filed)
Basil Forgach

Communications (Community Council)
(October 17, 2013) Letter from The Right Reverend Doctor Patrick Yu, Bishop of York Scarborough (SC.New.SC27.13.1)
(October 17, 2013) Memo from Gordon and Marie Lowe (SC.New.SC27.13.2)

SC27.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward:41 

2590 - 2594 Midland Avenue - Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications - Request for Direction Report
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Solicitor and City staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board in opposition to the applicant’s original and revised proposal for the lands located at 2590 and 2594 Midland Avenue.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and any other City staff to take any necessary steps to implement Recommendation 1.

Origin
(September 27, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District