Agenda

Consolidated



City Council


Meeting No. 3   Contact Marilyn Toft, Manager
Meeting Date Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
  Phone 416-392-7032
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail clerk@toronto.ca
Location Council Chamber, City Hall
     


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February 5, 2015


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Routine Matters - Meeting 3
RM3.1

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 Nahom Tsehaie Berhane
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76196.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Jim Biros
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76197.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Sid Dolgay
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76198.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Mitchell Forbes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76199.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Mary Avis Harker
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76220.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Alan Heisey Sr.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76221.pdf)

Condolence Motion for John Carney Holden
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76222.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Clara Wing-See Ho
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76223.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Janet Riley Howard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76224.pdf)

Condolence Motion for C. Elmer "Slim" Kramer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76225.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Joseph "Doc" Madracki
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76226.pdf)

Condolence Motion for John Mihevc
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76227.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Mario Vázquez Rańa
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76228.pdf)

Condolence Motion for A.H. "Alf" Savage
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76229.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Frank Schwartz
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76230.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Alan Seymour
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76231.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Erica Stark
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76232.pdf)


RM3.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Confirmation of Minutes
Summary

City Council will confirm the minutes from the regular meeting held on  December 11, 2014.


RM3.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Introduction of Committee Reports and New Business from City Officials
Summary

Report of the Executive Committee from Meeting 2 on January 22, 2015

Submitted by Mayor John Tory, Chair

 

Report of the 2014 Board of Health from Meeting 34 on November 17, 2014

Submitted by Councillor Joe Mihevc, Chair

 

Report of the Civic Appointments Committee from Meeting 2 on January 30, 2015

Submitted by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Chair

 

Report of the Community Development and Recreation Committee from Meeting 1 on January 15, 2015

Submitted by Councillor James Pasternak, Chair

 

Report of the Economic Development Committee from Meeting 1 on January 14, 2015

Submitted by Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair

 

Report of the Government Management Committee from Meeting 1 on January 5, 2015

Submitted by Councillor Paul Ainslie, Chair

 

Report of the Licensing and Standards Committee from Meeting 1 on January 21, 2015

Submitted by Councillor Cesar Palacio, Chair

 

Report of the Planning and Growth Management Committee from Meeting 1 on January 8, 2015

Submitted by Councillor David Shiner, Chair

 

Report of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee from Meeting 1 on January 6, 2015

Submitted by Councillor Jaye Robinson, Chair

 

Report of the Striking Committee from Meeting 2 on January 19, 2015

Submitted by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Chair

 

Report of the Etobicoke York Community Council from Meeting 3 on January 13, 2015

Submitted by Councillor Mark Grimes, Chair

 

Report of the North York Community Council from Meeting 3 on January 13, 2015

Submitted by Councillor Maria Augimeri, Chair

 

Report of the Scarborough Community Council from Meeting 3 on January 13, 2015

Submitted by Councillor Chin Lee, Chair

 

Report of the Toronto and East York Community Council from Meeting 3 on January 13, 2015

Submitted by Councillor Mike Layton, Chair

 

New Business submitted by City Officials


RM3.4

Information 

 

 

Ward: All 

Petitions
Summary

Members of Council may file petitions.


RM3.5

Presentation 

 

 

Ward: All 

Presentations, Introductions and Announcements
Summary

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


RM3.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Review of the Order Paper
Summary

City Council will review the Order Paper.

Background Information
(February 10, 2015) Order Paper February 10, 2015
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76240.pdf)


Administrative Inquiries - Meeting 3
IA3.1

Information 

 

 

Ward: All 

Metrolinx Sunk Costs Associated with the Scarborough LRT
The City Manager has submitted a combined Answer to the Administrative Inquiries (IA3.1a to IA3.5a)

Communications IA3.1.1 to IA3.1.3 have been submitted on this Item.

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 obtain clarification and information regarding CC39.5 Scarborough Rapid Transit Options: Reporting on Council Terms and Conditions presented to the October 2013 session of City Council.

 

Recommendation A5 from CC39.5 reads:

 

5.          Direct the City Manager to further negotiate the following with the Province and Metrolinx, and to report back to City Council with the results of such negotiations:

 

a.         an agreement for the payment by the City to Metrolinx of such actual sunk costs as are independently verified as accurate by a third party auditor that were incurred by Metrolinx prior to or as a result of Council’s July decision for work undertaken by Metrolinx on the Scarborough LRT project under the Master Agreement, including any potential costs associated with the LRT vehicle supply contract.

 

This recommendation directs the City Manager to report back to Council regarding the sunk costs associated with the Scarborough LRT project. However, an article by Jennifer Pagliaro in the January 23, 2015 edition of the Toronto Star quotes the City Manager stating that the funds to pay Metrolinx are in the10-year capital plan for this year's City budget but 'you'd not be able to see it'.

 

While there was no date associated with the recommendation, it is reasonable for Council to expect Staff to report back on items prior to them being allocated for in a budget.

 

Questions:

 

1.         Has the City Manager executed the agreement with Metrolinx to pay for sunk costs associated with the Scarborough LRT project on behalf of the City of Toronto?

 

2.          What is the total allocation in the 10-year Capital Plan of the 2015 City of Toronto Budget to pay Metrolinx for sunk costs associated with the Scarborough LRT project?"

Background Information
(January 29, 2015) Administrative Inquiry from Councillor Josh Matlow on Metrolinx Sunk Costs Associated with the Scarborough LRT (IA3.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-75630.pdf)

(February 9, 2015) Combined Answer from the City Manager to Administrative Inquiries IA3.1 to IA3.5. (IA3.1a to IA3.5a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-76214.pdf)

Communications
(February 6, 2015) E-mail from Andrew Bourgeois (IA.Supp.IA3.1.1)
(February 7, 2015) E-mail from Jack Brannigan (IA.Supp.IA3.1.2)
(February 10, 2015) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22 St. Paul's (IA.New.IA3.1.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/comm/communicationfile-51107.pdf)


IA3.2

Information 

 

 

Ward: All 

Operating and Capital Maintenance Costs for the Scarborough Subway Extension
The City Manager has submitted a combined Answer to the Administrative Inquiries (IA3.1a to IA3.5a)

Communication IA3.2.1 has been submitted on this Item.

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 obtain clarification and further information on the Operating and Capital Maintenance Costs for the Scarborough Subway Extension.

 

1.          Page 8 of Staff report for action on Scarborough Rapid Transit Options: Council Terms and Conditions as part of CC39.5 presented to Council in October of 2013 states:

 

'Given that the City will be the owner/operator of the new asset (Scarborough Subway Extension), the City is responsible for incremental operating and capital maintenance costs. The capital maintenance costs are estimated to be in the order of $30 to $40 million per year. Through the Master Agreement discussions, the City will seek compensation for the future operating and capital maintenance costs that Metrolinx would now avoid by not proceeding with the LRT.'

 

It is unclear from this passage whether the $30-40 million per year figure includes estimated operating costs, or just the capital maintenance costs.

 

Questions:

 

           If the figure is just for the capital maintenance costs, what are the estimated operating costs?

           Relative to 2015 rates, how much of a property tax increase would equal the total annual capital maintenance and operating costs for the Scarborough Subway Extension?"

 

2. Recommendation 5 from CC 39.5, presented to Council in October of 2013 states:

 

5.         Direct the City Manager to further negotiate the following with the Province and Metrolinx, and to report back to City Council with the results of such negotiations:

b.         an agreement that defines the roles of the City and Metrolinx in the funding of operating and maintenance costs of new rapid transit projects, including the Bloor-Danforth extension and the Metrolinx Program covered by the existing Master Agreement, inclusive of compensation by Metrolinx to the City for any costs which would have been borne by Metrolinx under the Master Agreement in respect of the Scarborough LRT related to operations, capital maintenance and such other costs as may be negotiated between the parties.

 

Questions:

 

           What is the status of the negotiations between the City Manager and Metrolinx regarding capital maintenance costs and operating costs?

           When will the results of the negotiations be reported to Council?"

Background Information
(January 29, 2015) Administrative Inquiry from Councillor Josh Matlow on Operating and Capital Maintenance Costs for the Scarborough Subway Extension (IA3.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-75631.pdf)

(February 9, 2015) Combined Answer from the City Manager to Administrative Inquiries IA3.1 to IA3.5. (IA3.1a to IA3.5a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-76215.pdf)

Communications
(February 10, 2015) E-mail from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22 St. Paul's (IA.New.IA3.2.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/comm/communicationfile-51108.pdf)


IA3.3

Information 

 

 

Ward: All 

Scarborough Subway Extension Study Area
The City Manager has submitted a combined Answer to the Administrative Inquiries (IA3.1a to IA3.5a)

Communication IA3.3.1 has been submitted on this Item.

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 study area for the Line 2 Subway extension in Scarborough as depicted on the website www.scarboroughsubwayextension.ca – established by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission.

 

The Aginicourt GO Station will soon offer Scarborough residents regional express rail as part of SmartTrack's 15 minute electric train service. This service would appear to duplicate the objectives of the subway extension, though providing an even faster commute downtown.

 

Page 21 of the Staff report for action on Scarborough Rapid Transit Options, part of CC37.17 Scarborough Rapid Transit Options, presented to Council in July of 2013, states:

'The LRT line focuses more on local travel needs, and provides opportunities for placemaking– creating complete communities within the city- whereas the subway offers a more express service that increases its appeal to regional riders.'

 

Despite two 'regional' transit lines proposed in close proximity, the study area chosen by City Planning and TTC staff does not include the Agincourt GO Station. As shown in Figure 1, the Station is only 2.1 km from McCowan Road and Sheppard Avenue – the initial proposed site of the last stop for the subway extension.

 

1.         Why isn't the Agincourt GO Station included in the Scarborough subway extension study area?

2.         Will the introduction of SmartTrack be considered when calculating the ridership projections for the Scarborough Subway Extension?

3.         If the Scarborough Subway Extension were moved further east from McCowan Road, as suggested in a July 29, 2015 article 'Scarborough Subway Plans Complicated by SmartTrack Proximity', wouldn't residents in the western part of the study area be even more likely to take SmartTrack instead of the Subway extension?"

Background Information
(January 29, 2015) Administrative Inquiry from Councillor Josh Matlow on Scarborough Subway Extension Study Area (IA3.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-75632.pdf)

Figure 1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-75681.pdf)

(February 9, 2015) Combined Answer from the City Manager to Administrative Inquiries IA3.1 to IA3.5. (IA3.1a to IA3.5a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-76216.pdf)

Communications
(February 10, 2015) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22 St. Paul's (IA.New.IA3.3.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/comm/communicationfile-51109.pdf)


IA3.4

Information 

 

 

Ward: All 

Scarborough Rapid Transit Options
The City Manager has submitted a combined Answer to the Administrative Inquiries (IA3.1a to IA3.5a)

Communication IA3.4.1 has been submitted on this Item.

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 obtain clarification and information regarding CC37.17 - Scarborough Rapid Transit Options presented to the July 2013 session of City Council.

 

Attachment 3: 'SRT Conversion to Subway, High Level Estimate' sets the price of the new trains for the Scarborough subway at $125 Million which would allow the City to purchase about six new subway cars. The Globe and Mail suggested in a July 5, 2014 article that this number of trains would be insufficient for full service stating that 'TTC budgeting for the project assumed only enough new vehicles to run half [as opposed to regular service on the Bloor-Danforth line] the trains to the final station'.

 

However, the ridership estimates contained in Scarborough Rapid Transit Options assume 120 second headways which would require approximately 10 trains. The evidence suggests that the report has either underestimated the total cost of the Bloor-Danforth extension or has overestimated the ridership.

 

Considering the significant cost of this decision to Toronto residents, including a 30 year tax increase, I am asking for clarification of this information."

Background Information
(January 30, 2015) Administrative Inquiry from Councillor Josh Matlow on Scarborough Rapid Transit Options (IA3.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-75633.pdf)

(February 9, 2015) Combined Answer from the City Manager to Administrative Inquiries IA3.1 to IA3.5. (IA3.1a to IA3.5a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-76217.pdf)

Communications
(February 10, 2015) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22 St. Paul's (IA.New.IA3.4.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/comm/communicationfile-51110.pdf)


IA3.5

Information 

 

 

Ward: All 

Ridership projections for the Bloor-Danforth Subway Extension in Item CC37.17 - Scarborough Rapid Transit Options
The City Manager has submitted a combined Answer to the Administrative Inquiries (IA3.1a to IA3.5a)

Communication IA3.5.1 has been submitted on this Item.

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 obtain information on CC37.17 - Scarborough Rapid Transit Options presented Council in July 2013.

 

The Scarborough LRT is still part of the Master Agreement with Metrolinx. Council will soon be faced with a very important decision. It can either reaffirm its support for the fully-funded, planned and ready-to-go, traffic-separated, 7-stop rapid transit LRT line for Scarborough or spend more than $1 Billion on a shorter subway extension- serving fewer residents for more money.

 

Before this choice is made it is vital that Councillors are provided with further information underpinning the increased ridership projections contained in CC37.17 - Scarborough Rapid Transit Options.

 

A January 21, 2013 report to the TTC Commission, 'Response to Commission Enquiry: Service/Technology Choices for Sheppard East and Scarborough RT Corridor' states that ridership on Bloor/Danforth Extension into Scarborough would be 'upwards' of 9,500 passengers per hour per direction (pphpd) during peak hour. This figure is well below the 15,000 riders needed during the busiest period to begin to justify a subway.

 

Just six months later, however, staff reported in CC37.17 that 'recent work' produced a range of 9,500 – 14,000 pphpd during peak periods. The upper end of this range pushes the project to a point just on the cusp of justifying a subway. The report cites the implementation of the Relief Line as the primary justification for the rapid increase in the projection without any further explanation.

 

There is no certainty that the Relief will be constructed any time soon nor do I accept, without explanation, that its implementation would result in a 50 percent increase in ridership.

 

Staff qualified the ridership projection in CC37.17 by stating that it is the result of a 'preliminary assessment' and that the '…lack of time to consider all of the necessary assumptions in further detail is reflected in the high degree of variability in the ridership projections for a subway. Further work is required to accurately report on forecast subway ridership….'

 

The work to date is not sufficient for Councillors to make a final decision that will have significant cost and transit planning implications far into the future. Also, ridership on the Scarborough subway extension will almost certainly be reduced by the implementation of SmartTrack. Low ridership could saddle the city with high subsidies for decades to come, as we have seen with the Sheppard subway.

 

Indeed, there are echoes of the ridership projections for the Sheppard subway in the optimistic projections for Scarborough. Toronto Transit: Back on Track (better known as the Chong Report) stated that the 1992 Environmental Assessment for the Sheppard subway concluded that:

 

'… a Sheppard LRT option was deemed not capable of meeting projected demand. The base ridership estimate for the Sheppard Subway was estimated at 14,000 passengers in the Peak Hour per Direction, with conservative estimates of 23,000 passengers by 2031, a passenger volume that LRT could not accommodate.'

 

The actual ridership for the Sheppard subway today is 5,000 pphpd during the peak period – lower than many bus routes.

 

Questions:

 

           Will more detailed ridership forecasts be presented to Council before the City of Toronto moves any further with the subway extension project?

           What modelling system was used to project the increased numbers? Was the modelling system consistent with that used for the previous projections?

           Will ridership projections be factoring in the implementation of SmartTrack?

           Have the erroneous projections for the Sheppard subway been considered?"

Background Information
(January 30, 2015) Administrative Inquiry from Councillor Josh Matlow on Ridership projections for the Bloor-Danforth Subway Extension in CC 37.17 - Scarborough Rapid Transit Options (IA3.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-75634.pdf)

(February 9, 2015) Combined Answer from the City Manager to Administrative Inquiries IA3.1 to IA3.5. (IA3.1a to IA3.5a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-76218.pdf)

Communications
(February 10, 2015) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22 St. Paul's (IA.New.IA3.5.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ia/comm/communicationfile-51094.pdf)


Executive Committee - Meeting 2
EX2.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Council Advisory Bodies for the 2014 to 2018 Term of City Council
The City Manager has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (EX2.1a for information)

The Disability Issues Committee has submitted a transmittal on this Item (EX2.1b with recommendations)

Communication EX2.1.9 has been submitted on this Item
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council establish the following Council Advisory Bodies for the term ending November 30, 2018 or until their mandate is completed within the 2014 to 2018 term:

 

a.         Aboriginal Affairs Committee;

b.         City-School Boards Advisory Committee;

c.         Film, Television and Commercial Production Industry Committee (Film Board);

d.         Toronto French Language Advisory Committee; and

e.         Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council.

 

2.         City Council approve the Terms of Reference attached in Appendix B, C, D, E, F and G to the report (January 8, 2015) from the City Manager for the Council Advisory Bodies in Recommendation 1 above and for the Disability Issues Committee.

 

3.         City Council establish a Tenant Issues Committee with Terms of Reference as attached in Appendix A to the letter (January 21, 2015) from Councillor Josh Matlow.

 

4.         City Council request the City Clerk to invite the participation of Toronto-area School Boards on the City-School Boards Advisory Committee as described in the proposed terms of reference in Appendix C to the report (January 8, 2015) from the City Manager.

 

5.         City Council direct that the establishment of Council Advisory Bodies be coordinated through the City Manager's Office including the development of Terms of Reference for City Council's approval to ensure compliance with applicable legislation and City by-laws and policies.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee:

 

1.         Requested the Disability Issues Committee to review its proposed Terms of Reference and membership composition and report directly to Council with any recommendations.

 

2.         Directed the City Manager report directly to Council with a summary of the divisional advisory committees and working groups and their terms of reference.

 

3.         Requested the Chief Corporate Officer and the City Clerk to provide the Disability Issues Committee meetings with technical meeting support and broadcast capabilities, similar to Standing Committees.

 

4.         Directed the City Manager to report to Executive Committee in 2015 on establishing an Equity Advisory Committee with a mandate to advise Council on race relations, gender equity, LGBTTQ issues, immigration issues and refugee issues.

Origin
(January 8, 2015) Report from the City Manager
Summary

This report recommends the establishment of Council Advisory Bodies for the 2014 to 2018 Council term and the approval of their Terms of Reference. The Council Advisory Bodies recommended for establishment for the 2014 to 2018 term are:

-        Aboriginal Affairs Committee;

-        City-School Boards Advisory Committee;

-        Film, Television and Commercial Production Industry Committee (Film Board);

-        Toronto French Language Advisory Committee; and

-        Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council.

 

The Disability Issues Committee is required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and is automatically established for each term of City Council. Similarly, the Heritage Preservation Board is established under Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 103, Heritage, and is established automatically for the 2014-2018 Council term.

 

City Council must approve the Terms of Reference for Council Advisory Bodies in accordance with Chapter 27, Section 130(B) of the Toronto Municipal Code.  The City Manager's Office has reviewed and updated the Terms of Reference for Council Advisory Bodies recommended for establishment for this term of Council to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, City by-laws and policies. 

Background Information (Committee)
(January 8, 2015) Report from the City Manager on Council Advisory Bodies for the 2014 to 2018 Term of City Council
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74714.pdf)

Appendix A - Council Advisory Bodies for the 2010 to 2014 Term
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74716.pdf)

Appendix B - Terms of Reference for the Aboriginal Affairs Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74717.pdf)

Appendix C - Terms of Reference for the City-School Boards Advisory Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74718.pdf)

Appendix D - Terms of Reference for the Film, Television and Commercial Production Industry Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74719.pdf)

Appendix E - Terms of Reference for the Toronto French Language Advisory Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74720.pdf)

Appendix F - Terms of Reference for the Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74721.pdf)

Appendix G - Terms of Reference for the Disability Issues Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74722.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 3, 2015) Supplementary report from the City Manager on Council Advisory Bodies for the 2014 to 2018 Term of City Council - Additional Information (EX2.1a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76164.pdf)

Appendix A: City of Toronto Program Advisory Bodies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76165.pdf)

Transmittal from the Disability Issues Committee on Review of the Disability Issues Committee Terms of Reference and Name of the Committee (EX2.1b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76148.pdf)

Appendix B: Approved Terms of Reference for the Aboriginal Affairs Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76697.pdf)

Appendix C: Approved Terms of Reference for the City-School Boards Advisory Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76698.pdf)

Appendix D: Approved Terms of Reference for the Film, Television and Commercial Production Industry Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76699.pdf)

Appendix E: Approved Terms of Reference for the Toronto French Language Advisory Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76720.pdf)

Appendix F: Approved Terms of Reference for the Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76707.pdf)

Appendix G: Approved Term of Reference for the Disability Issues Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76708.pdf)

Appendix A to the letter from Councillor Josh Matlow: Approved Terms of Reference for the Tenant Issues Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76721.pdf)

Speakers

Mark Dukes
Hamish Wilson (Submission Filed)
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Pam McConnell
Councillor Josh Matlow
Councillor Paula Fletcher

Communications (Committee)
(January 19, 2015) E-mail from Ceta Ramkhalawansingh (EX.Supp.EX2.1.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-50751.pdf)

(January 20, 2015) E-mail from Dr. Kara Santokie, Director, Toronto Women's City Alliance (EX.Supp.EX2.1.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-50752.pdf)

(January 20, 2015) Letter from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX2.1.3)
(January 21, 2015) E-mail from Gary Pieters, President, Urban Alliance on Race Relations (EX.Supp.EX2.1.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-50757.pdf)

(January 22, 2015) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow (EX.Supp.EX2.1.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-50759.pdf)

(January 21, 2015) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (EX.Supp.EX2.1.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-50760.pdf)

(January 22, 2015) E-mail from Miguel Avila (EX.Supp.EX2.1.7)
(January 22, 2015) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (EX.New.EX2.1.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-50764.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(February 2, 2015) Letter from Dr. Kara Santokie, Toronto Women's City Alliance (CC.Main.EX2.1.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-50913.pdf)


EX2.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

SmartTrack Work Plan (2015 - 2016)
Mayor's Key Matter and first Item of business on Tuesday

Communications EX2.2.5 to EX2.2.7 have been submitted on this Item
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Manager, in partnership with the Province, to carry out the accelerated SmartTrack work plan as described in the report (January 16, 2015) from the City Manager.

 

2.         City Council request the Province and Metrolinx to include the following additional SmartTrack elements in the design and review of Regional Express Rail (RER) on the Stouffville/Lakeshore East GO corridor from Unionville to Union Station, and on the Kitchener GO corridor from Mount Dennis to Union Station:

 

a.         A service frequency of better than 15 minutes;

 

b.         All-stop service in both directions;

 

c.         Accelerated electrification of the entire SmartTrack line;

 

d.         Transit service integration;

 

e.         Integrated fares between GO Transit and the Toronto Transit Commission;

 

f.          Seven additional stations on the Stouffville GO/Lakeshore East GO corridor (totaling 14 with Union Station); and

 

g.          Four additional stations including one south of Bloor Street between Queen Street and Dundas Street West, plus the already planned new station at Mount Dennis on the Kitchener GO corridor.

 

3.         City Council direct the City Manager, in partnership with Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission, to undertake a feasibility study of SmartTrack options on the Eglinton Avenue West corridor, from Mount Dennis station to the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre, including:

 

a.         At least 3 stations;

 

b.         Integration with the Kitchener GO corridor/ Regional Express Rail plan;

 

c.         Public consultation to inform the study; and

 

d.         Preparing the feasibility study as a background study for the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP), subject to further Council direction.

 

4.         City Council request the City Manager in collaboration with provincial officials and other funding partners to prepare:

 

a.         A strategy for the sharing of the capital costs of implementing the SmartTrack enhancements to Regional Express Rail as referenced in Recommendations 2 and 3 above; and

 

b.         A strategy for the financing of the City's share of the capital costs as identified above.

 

5.         City Council amend the 2015 Interim Estimates in Item EX1.6 to include additional funding of up to $850,000 in the 2015 interim capital estimates, of the Transit Expansion Initiatives capital project and to include additional funding of up to $900,000 in the 2016 capital budget estimates, to conduct the studies, and analyses, as outlined in Recommendation 2 and 3 above.

 

6.         City Council request the Province and Metrolinx to work in partnership with the City and other affected municipalities on the Regional Express Rail public outreach and engagement strategy, and include SmartTrack as a component of the strategy.

 

7.         City Council direct the City Manager, in partnership with the Province, Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission, to prepare a report for Executive Committee consideration for Fall 2015 on the following:

 

a.         Kitchener GO and Stouffville/Lakeshore East GO Regional Express Rail /SmartTrack service concept, infrastructure plan, and business case analysis;

 

b.          Eglinton West Corridor feasibility study findings described in Recommendation 3 above, including options for rapid transit on the Eglinton West Corridor;

 

c.         High level cost estimates and planning analysis for all three corridors;

 

d.         Capital cost sharing and City financing strategy;

 

e.         Plan for undertaking additional Environmental Assessments (EAs) that may be required on all corridors; and

 

f.          Update on public consultation activities.

 

8.         City Council request the City Manager to include an additional initial element of the feasibility study outlined in Recommendation 3 above, to assess whether or not a further option should be screened into the review of SmartTrack (i.e. continuing SmartTrack north from the Mount Dennis station to the airport area, including the existing Weston GO station, and two additional stations at Islington and Woodbine and then connect to the Airport Corporate Centre by way of a new heavy rail link) and to report on the results of the screening at the first public consultation.

 

9.         City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission to report to Executive Committee in Fall 2015 on a service integration plan that highlights dedicated express bus routes for efficient connections to proposed SmartTrack stations, where applicable.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The City Manager, the Deputy City Manager - Cluster B, the President and CEO of Metrolinx, and the CEO of Toronto Transit Commission gave a presentation on Getting Toronto Moving.

Origin
(January 16, 2015) Report from the City Manager
Summary

On July 24, 2014, the Ontario Legislature passed the Building Opportunity and Securing Our Future Act (2014 Budget Measures), which included a $15 billion commitment to funding transit expansion in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). The Province made a commitment to deliver Regional Express Rail (RER) which envisions expanding GO Transit rail service across all corridors. RER will provide two-way, all-day, GO service as frequent as every 15 minutes through electrification of provincially owned GO rail corridors. The RER program will be delivered over the next ten years by the Province's regional transportation agency, Metrolinx.

 

The SmartTrack plan builds upon the provincial RER initiative, and proposes a 53 kilometre, all-day two-way frequent service operating within two GO Rail corridors (Kitchener and Stouffville/Lakeshore East) and a new heavy rail corridor along Eglinton Avenue West to the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre. With connections to Mississauga and Markham, the regional line proposes 22 station stops, of which 13 are new. The proposal indicates the project is to be delivered within 7 years. The SmartTrack plan requires approval from both City Council and the Province, as the line would be delivered and operated on provincially owned GO Transit rail corridors.

 

On December 11, 2014, City Council directed the City Manager to work with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and the Provincial Government and its agencies to provide an accelerated work plan for a review of the SmartTrack and RER plans. A joint review of the infrastructure requirements, planning, social, economic development considerations, and incremental costs of implementing the SmartTrack plan will be undertaken through several phases of work outlined in this report.

 

Metrolinx has a work plan for RER which includes developing the service concept (i.e. frequency, type of service), identifying infrastructure needs, and developing a phasing strategy to determine the optimal sequencing of delivering RER to all GO rail corridors. Metrolinx is also undertaking a business case analysis to prioritize RER with other Next Wave projects identified in The Big Move regional transportation plan. Metrolinx will be submitting its business case analysis for RER, and other Next Wave projects to the Province in Q2 2015. A response from the Province is anticipated by Q3 2015.

 

The City has established a joint committee with the Ministry of Transportation, Metrolinx, and the TTC to integrate the SmartTrack plan with RER. The committee has prepared an accelerated work plan which compresses the schedule typically required to review a complex intergovernmental project like SmartTrack. Given the aggressive timelines committed to by the Province on the delivery of RER, the additional work to assess SmartTrack enhancements has been factored into the work plan.

 

The City and TTC will work with Metrolinx to incorporate SmartTrack in the business cases for Kitchener GO and Stoufville/Lakeshore East GO corridors for provincial consideration. The results of these business cases as approved by the Province will be presented to Council in the fall. The technical feasibility of rapid transit options on a new rail corridor along Eglinton West to Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre will also be reviewed. The City's preliminary business case for SmartTrack on the Eglinton West Corridor will be presented to the Province and City Council in fall 2015.

 

The work plan proposes, if required, a second report to City Council early in 2016 to provide the final business case, funding strategy and implementation plan for the Eglinton West Corridor, subject to further Council direction.

 

Ongoing negotiations regarding project governance, financing and project delivery are underway among City and funding partners. Staff recognize the work plan envisioned may require adjustment reflective of intergovernmental discussions and further direction from City Council.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 16, 2015) Report from the City Manager on SmartTrack Work Plan (2015 - 2016)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74826.pdf)

(January 8, 2015) Report from the City Manager on SmartTrack Work Plan - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74728.pdf)

(January 22, 2015) Presentation from the City Manager, President & CEO, Metrolinx and the CEO, Toronto Transit Commission
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74960.pdf)

Speakers

Hamish Wilson (Submission Filed)
Judith  Hayes, Mount Dennis Community Association
Rick  Ciccarelli, Clean Train Coalition
Peter Vukosavljev
Councillor Gord Perks
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Mary Fragedakis
Councillor Stephen Holyday
Councillor Pam McConnell

Communications (Committee)
(December 15, 2014) E-mail from Keshav Chandra (EX.Main.EX2.2.1)
(January 20, 2015) E-mail from Peter Vukosavljev (EX.Supp.EX2.2.2)
(January 21, 2015) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Supp.EX2.2.3)
(January 21, 2015) Letter from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX2.2.4)
Communications (City Council)
(February 4, 2015) Letter from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.EX2.2.5)
(February 6, 2015) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.Supp.EX2.2.6)
(February 6, 2015) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.Supp.EX2.2.7)

EX2.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

2015 Pan American / Parapan American Games - Capital and Showcase Program Updates
Communications EX2.3.9 to EX2.3.12 have been submitted on this Item
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Manager to execute an amendment to the existing Facility Agreement between the City of Toronto and TO2015 for the Cycling Road Race (Resurfacing) capital project to include improvements to 51 Commissioners Street and 185 Cherry Street in order to support Games transportation requirements for a bus and fleet depot.

 

2.         City Council include in the 2015 Pan Am Capital Budget and the 2015 Capital Budget Interim Estimates a new capital sub-project Bus and Fleet Depot, with a project cost of $0.450 million funded by redirecting $0.198 million in City debt funding from the Cycling Road Race (Resurfacing) capital sub-project, representing 44 percent of the total project cost, conditional on TO2015 providing the remaining 56 percent of the total project cost of $0.252 million.

 

3.         City Council revise the originally proposed phasing of the Prince Edward Viaduct Illumination capital project, in the Economic Development and Culture Capital Budget, such that the above-deck phase (i.e. "Luminous Veil") proceeds first along with the installation of controls required for both phases.

 

4.         City Council delegate to the City Manager authority to accept on the City's behalf any donation or contribution related to the Prince Edward Viaduct Illumination project; enter into any related agreements provided that such agreements are in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor and compliant with applicable City policies; and act to apply and spend any such funds received to offset the City's approved and budgeted net contribution to the project.

 

5.         City Council include in the 2015 Operating Budget Interim Estimates reallocations from under-spending on various Host City Showcase Program initiatives as summarized in Table 2 in the report (January 8, 2015) from the City Manager totalling $0.340 million, with funding from the Major Special Events Reserve Fund, and any required changes to approved divisional operating budgets to give effect thereto, for investment as follows:

 

a.         $0.400 million gross, $0.200 million net from the Major Special Events Reserve Fund for enhanced parks maintenance services to be delivered by Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to proceed conditional on Ontario/TO2015 providing matching funding;

 

b.         $0.100 million gross and net from the Major Special Events Reserve Fund for enhanced Torch Relay Community Celebrations; and

 

c.         $0.040 million gross and net from the Major Special Events Reserve Fund for a "Host City Permit Fee Relief" initiative.

 

6.         City Council adopt the temporary "Host City Permit Fee Relief" policy detailed in Appendix A to the report (January 8, 2015) from the City Manager, and direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to administer it with funding from the Major Special Event Reserve Fund in the amount of $40,000 as provided in Recommendation 5.c above.

 

7.         City Council authorize an exemption to the ban on the distribution of bottled water at the Etobicoke Olympium, Birchmount Stadium and community recreation centres, civic centres and City parks to be used as Pan Am / Parapan Am Games venues and celebration sites from June 15 to August 20, 2015, as approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

8.         City Council authorize and direct the Acting Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to (i) receive complimentary tickets for Pan Am / Parapan Am Games events from TO2015 or other partner organizations on the City's behalf, and (ii) ensure they are used to provide opportunities for children and youth to attend Games events at no cost, whether through City-run summer camps or distribution to community agencies.

 

9.         City Council direct staff to report to the Executive Committee after the Games on how to invest any actual and anticipated Pan Am capital program savings to meet other pressing City budget priorities.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The General Manager, Economic Development and Culture gave a presentation on the 2015 Pan American / Parapan American Games - Capital and Showcase Program Updates.

Origin
(January 8, 2015) Report from the City Manager
Summary

To ensure the success of the TORONTO 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games and their ability to provide a legacy of new and improved recreation infrastructure assets and other benefits for city residents and businesses, City Council has approved expenditures of up to $96.5 million in a Pan Am Games Capital Program which includes 10 projects in neighbourhoods across Toronto, and up to $20 million for a Host City Showcase Program to advance City goals related to economic, social, cultural and sport development.

This report provides updates on the Capital and Showcase Programs as well as other Games related matters.

The report recommends that up to $1.198 million of the City's share of savings on the Cycling Road Resurfacing capital project be allocated as follows:

-           up to $0.198 million for minor capital improvements to properties managed and owned by the Toronto Port Lands Company ("TPLC") that will be used by the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee ("TO2015") as a bus and fleet depot during the Games;

-           up to $1.000 million to the Prince Edward Viaduct Illumination (i.e. "Luminous Veil") project.

Second, this report recommends that savings of $0.340 million from various Showcase Program initiatives be allocated to fund:

-           enhanced parks maintenance during the Games, to be matched dollar for dollar by Ontario and TO2015 ($0.200 million);

-           enhanced Torch Relay Community Celebrations ($0.100 million); and

-           a new "Host City Permit Fee Relief" initiative in the amount of $0.040 million to support Games related community events.

Based on the results of a recently concluded competitive tendering process - and in anticipation of a significant private donation – this report recommends revised phasing, scope and budget for the Prince Edward Viaduct Illumination project to ensure maximum public value and its completion in advance of the Games.

This report also provides information and, where appropriate, makes recommendations concerning:

-           the selection of City-designated Pan Am / Parapan Am Games torch-bearers;

-           the receipt and distribution of complimentary tickets to provide children and youth with an opportunity to attend Games competitions; and

-           a request by TO2015 for a temporary exemption from the City's ban on bottled water in certain City facilities to be used as Games venues and celebration sites.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 8, 2015) Report and Appendix A from the City Manager on 2015 Pan American / Parapan American Games - Capital and Showcase Program Updates
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74638.pdf)

Speakers

Hamish Wilson (Submission Filed)
Jennifer Jones, Danforth BIA
Councillor Mary Fragedakis
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Pam McConnell

Communications (Committee)
(January 19, 2015) E-mail from Michael Black (EX.Supp.EX2.3.1)
(January 19, 2015) E-mail from John Taranu (EX.Supp.EX2.3.2)
(January 19, 2015) E-mail from Michael Holloway (EX.Supp.EX2.3.3)
(January 21, 2015) E-mail from Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (EX.Supp.EX2.3.4)
(January 20, 2015) E-mail from Dereck Revington (EX.Supp.EX2.3.5)
(January 20, 2015) E-mail from Ken Brown (EX.Supp.EX2.3.6)
(January 21, 2015) Letter from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX2.3.7)
(January 21, 2015) E-mail from Greg Burrell (EX.Supp.EX2.3.8)
Communications (City Council)
(January 27, 2015) E-mail from Peter Hiscocks (CC.Main.EX2.3.9)
(January 27, 2015) E-mail from Abteen Sanaee (CC.Main.EX2.3.10)
(January 27, 2015) E-mail from Chris Vaughan (CC.Main.EX2.3.11)
(January 28, 2015) E-mail from Tom Adlhoch (CC.Main.EX2.3.12)

EX2.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Water 2014 Capital Budget and 2015-2023 Capital Plan Reallocations and Accelerations/Deferrals
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the reallocation of funds in Toronto Water's approved 2014 Water Capital Budget and 2015 - 2023 Capital Plan in the amount of $42.455 million, from projects that have been completed or awarded under-budget to those requiring additional funding in the same amount, and for project accelerations and deferrals as presented in Schedule A in Appendix A to the report (December 15, 2014) from the General Manager, Toronto Water, with a zero Budget impact.

Origin
(December 15, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water
Summary

This report requests City Council's authority to amend Toronto Water's Approved 2014 Capital Budget and 2015-2023 Capital Plan by adjusting project cash flows contained within the Budget and Plan, respectively, to better meet program requirements. The adjustment of project cash flows will have a zero dollar impact on the  gross overall Capital Budget and will better align 2014 cash flows within Toronto Water's capital project delivery schedule and program requirements.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 15, 2014) Report and Appendix A from the General Manager, Toronto Water on Toronto Water 2014 Capital Budget and 2015-2023 Capital Plan Reallocations and Accelerations/Deferrals
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74639.pdf)


EX2.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Budget Adjustments to the Toronto Public Health 2014 Approved Operating Budget
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council increase the Toronto Public Health 2014 Approved Operating Budget by $956.8 thousand gross and $0.0 net to reflect confirmed 100 percent funding from provincial ministries and federal agency.

Origin
(November 17, 2014) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

This report provides an update on budget adjustments made to the Toronto Public Health (TPH) 2014 Approved Operating Budget due to confirmation of external funding.

Background Information (Committee)
(November 17, 2014) Letter from the Board of Health on Budget Adjustments to the Toronto Public Health 2014 Approved Operating Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74632.pdf)

(October 31, 2014) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Budget Adjustments to the Toronto Public Health 2014 Approved Operating Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74633.pdf)


EX2.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Soft-Drink Sponsorship Agreement - Exhibition Place
Communication EX2.8.1 has 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 authorize the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place to enter into an agreement with Pepsico Beverages Canada Ltd. for a period of five years, commencing on the date of approval of City Council, to be the official and exclusive soft drink provider to Exhibition Place, including Direct Energy Centre, on the terms and conditions set out in the report and Confidential Attachment 1(December 5, 2014) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place and such other terms and conditions as may be satisfactory to the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place and the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council direct that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (December 5, 2014) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place not be released publicly as it involves the security of the property belonging to the City or one of its agencies, boards and commissions.

Origin
(December 5, 2014) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place
Summary

This report recommends a five-year agreement between the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place and Pepsico Beverages Canada Ltd. (Pepsico) to be the official and exclusive soft drink provider to Exhibition Place (including the Direct Energy Centre).

Background Information (Committee)
(December 5, 2014) Report and Appendix A from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on Soft-Drink Sponsorship Agreement
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74458.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Speakers

Miroslav Glavic

Communications (City Council)
(February 27, 2015) E-mail from Adam Tracey (CC.Main.EX2.8.1)

EX2.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Name-in-Title Sponsorship of Direct Energy Centre
Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place to execute the Memorandum of Understanding with EnerCare attached as Appendix A and in the Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (December 5, 2014) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, and to negotiate an agreement with EnerCare for a name-in-title sponsorship for the Direct Energy Centre substantially on the terms and conditions set out in the Memorandum of Understanding  and such other terms and conditions as may be satisfactory to the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council direct that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (December 5, 2014) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place not be released publicly as it involves the security of the property belonging to the City or one of its agencies, boards and commissions.

Origin
(December 5, 2014) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place
Summary

This report recommends that City Council authorize the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with EnerCare Inc. (EnerCare) for the negotiation of an agreement for the name-in-title sponsorship of Direct Energy Centre commencing at the expiry of the existing agreement (Direct Energy Sponsorship Agreement) dated December 31, 2005 between Direct Energy Marketing Limited (Direct Energy) and the Board.  Accordingly, the Enercare Agreement will commence June 1, 2016 and continue for 10 years. The proposed terms and conditions are as set out in Appendix A and the confidential terms related to the financial return paid for the specific rights received are set out in the Confidential Attachment.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 5, 2014) Report and Appendix A from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on Name-in-Title Sponsorship of Direct Energy Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74460.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1

EX2.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Police Service - Response to the City of Toronto - Feasibility of and Financial Implications Arising from Outsourcing Court Security and Parking Enforcement
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to:

 

a.         ask KPMG to consider the following areas as part of the comprehensive organizational review it is conducting on the Toronto Police Service:

 

i.          the feasibility and implications of outsourcing parking enforcement and court security services within existing collective agreement obligations, including a review of how the Province of Ontario outsourced certain provincial functions (e.g. driver training / testing program) within its collective agreement restrictions; and

 

ii.         innovative models for the provision of parking enforcement and / or court security services across Canada and North America that protect the overall integrity of the service while improving effectiveness and efficiency; and

 

b.         report to the Executive Committee on the outcome of this report in 2015.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Budget Committee asked questions of the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board.

Origin
(October 21, 2014) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to respond to the City of Toronto request for information on the feasibility of and financial implications arising from the transfer of court security duties to City of Toronto Corporate Security or privatizing it entirely, and the feasibility of and financial implications arising from outsourcing parking enforcement.

Background Information (Committee)
(October 21, 2014) Report and Appendices A and B from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - Response to the City of Toronto - Feasibility of and Financial Implications Arising from Outsourcing Court Security and Parking Enforcement
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74411.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(January 22, 2015) E-mail from Miguel Avila (EX.Supp.EX2.10.1)

10a Feasibility of Outsourcing Court Security and Parking Enforcement Services
Origin
(January 8, 2015) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This supplementary staff report is in response to two reports from the Chief of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) forwarded by the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) to Executive Committee for consideration at its meeting on January 22, 2015. One report explores the feasibility of outsourcing court security functions and transferring the function to City of Toronto Corporate Security.  The other explores the feasibility of outsourcing parking enforcement functions. The reports are in response to requests by City Council made during its consideration of the 2014 Budget.

 

Court security and parking enforcement functions are currently provided by civilian members of the TPS. Both reports describe these members as providing a range of duties and responsibilities that are embedded in the service delivery model of the TPS and supportive of the work of front-line police officers. Further, they highlight significant, negative business and financial implications of transitioning to alternative service delivery models, including predicted impacts on police operations, ongoing employment-related obligations to over 1,100 TPS members and potential impacts on revenue to the City. Both reports suggest further study is needed to assess the current service delivery model against the potential costs and benefits of an alternative model and the impact on the TPS.

 

The TPSB received the reports from the Chief and forwarded them to the City, but will not be reviewing and considering them until it receives a report on the comprehensive organizational review of the TPS currently underway by consultants KPMG.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has considered the Chief's reports and does not recommend further investigation of outsourcing court security or parking enforcement functions unless new information or analysis is brought forward from the TPSB or the TPS, or changes are made to the relevant terms in the Toronto police collective agreements.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 8, 2015) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Feasibility of Outsourcing Court Security and Parking Enforcement Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-74650.pdf)


2014 Board of Health Items from Meeting 34 - Other Matters - Meeting 3
OM3.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Suicide Prevention in Toronto (2014.HL34.2)
Communication OM3.1.1 has been submitted on this Item.
Recommendations

The Board of Health recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct and provide funding to the Toronto Transit Commission to implement the following actions, to improve passenger safety including suicide prevention:

 

a. All future extensions or new lines include Platform Edge Doors or other means for restricting unauthorized access to the subway tracks by members of the public in the design of stations; and

 

b. Retrofit existing stations with Platform Edge Doors or other means for restricting unauthorized access to the subway tracks by members of the public to realize significant benefits from the completion of the automatic train control upgrade to the signal system.

 

2.  City Council direct the Chief of Toronto Police Services, Chief/General Manager of Fire Services, and Chief of Toronto Paramedic Services, in consultation with the Medical Officer of Health, to implement and enhance services and supports to prevent suicide among first responders, including but not limited to building awareness and reducing stigma of mental illness and help-seeking for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Manager, in collaboration with the Medical Officer of Health, to develop a multi-component Suicide Prevention Plan for Municipal Services.

 

 

Board Decision Advice and Other Information

 

The Board of Health:

 

1.  Requested the Medical Officer of Health, in collaboration with a major Toronto media outlet, to hold a forum for journalists on best practices in media reporting on suicide.

 

2.  Requested the Medical Officer of Health to develop and implement a public awareness campaign that focuses on reducing stigma related to risk factors of suicide and increasing knowledge about resources available for support and intervention. The campaign should include collaboration with health care experts, community agencies and other stakeholders.

 

3.  Requested the five Toronto Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) responsible for Toronto, in collaboration with health care regulatory and professional associations, to fund and mandate evidence-based and culturally competent gatekeeper training for health providers who work with at-risk and high risk individuals for suicide in Toronto.

 

4.  Requested the Chief Coroner for Ontario to implement the following actions:

 

a. Provide more timely and accessible information regarding suicide deaths in Toronto, including systematic collection of a broader range of socio-demographic indicators (e.g. income, race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, occupation) to identify populations at risk for suicide; and

 

b. Explore a multidisciplinary approach to suicide death investigations in Toronto, in collaboration with public health professionals, to identify further opportunities for suicide prevention.

 

5.  Requested Health Canada and the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities to restrict the availability of over-the-counter drugs commonly used in overdose, such as requiring blister packaging and placing specific drugs behind the pharmacy counter.

 

6.  Requested Accreditation Canada to enhance suicide prevention standards and practice guidelines for healthcare institutions providing mental health services to include the following:

 

a. Ensure design and operating policies reduce or eliminate access to lethal means and ensure appropriate staffing levels and training to prevent suicide attempts; and

 

b. Ensure that suicide prevention resources and services are provided, particularly in the post-discharge period, for specific populations known to be at very high risk for suicide, including people diagnosed with mental disorders.

 

7.  Requested the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Knowledge Translation Branch to fund research to address gaps in knowledge related to suicide, including, means restriction and other effective preventative interventions for suicide by hanging, the role and impact of the Internet on suicide-related behaviour, and effective interventions.

 

8.  Forwarded the report (October 30, 2014) from the Medical Officer of Health to the four Toronto School Boards and Toronto's universities and colleges to encourage them to build on existing efforts to prevent and reduce risk for suicide and promote mental health among children, youth and young adults.

 

9.  Forwarded the report (October 30, 2014) from the Medical Officer of Health to the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario, Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, College of Nurses of Ontario, Ontario Medical Association and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.

 

The Medical Officer of Health gave a presentation to the Board of Health.

Summary

Last term's Board of Health held its final meeting on November 17, 2014. This Item transmits the Board's recommendations on Item 2014.HL34.2.

 

Report Summary (October 30, 2014) from the Medical Officer of Health

 

Suicide resulted in 243 deaths in Toronto in 2009, which is more than four times the number of people who died from homicide, and three times the number who died from motor vehicle crashes.  Suicide is the tip of the iceberg in a continuum of suicide-related behaviours, including self-harm, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts, which contribute to the burden of suicide. Suicide not only results in loss of life but also impacts survivors, family, friends and observers. Yet, despite agreement that suicide is a problem in society, it has received comparably low levels of attention as a public health issue. Suicide remains one of the most important and least talked about population health issues.

 

This report reviews available evidence on suicide in Toronto, including a review of published evidence, analysis of administrative and Coroner's data on deaths by suicide in Toronto, a jurisdictional review of suicide prevention strategies from across Canada and worldwide, a scan of federal and Ontario suicide prevention policies, and identified gaps and opportunities for suicide prevention initiatives in Toronto. A panel of external advisors, including researchers, clinicians and community experts, provided strategic and directional advice and helped to identify areas for action, key recommendations and gaps in knowledge.

 

Based on this review this report provides recommendations for suicide prevention in Toronto. There is strong evidence that restricting access to the most common means of suicide death, such as subway tracks and certain medications, is effective in preventing suicides.  Other effective suicide prevention interventions include media reporting guidelines, public awareness and education, gatekeeper training, and community and school-based prevention programs. Many efforts need to be part of the solution; no one intervention will be effective on its own to reduce the overall burden of suicide in Toronto.

 

Help is Available

 

If you or someone you know may be experiencing signs of suicide risk, seek help as soon as possible. There is always help available. You are not alone. 

 

Crisis Lines (24/7)

Toronto Distress Centre: 416-408-HELP (4357)

Gerstein Centre: 416-929-5200

If you are in crisis and require emergency assistance, please go to the nearest hospital or

call 911.

Background Information
(November 17, 2014) Board of Health Item 2014.HL34.2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/om/bgrd/backgroundfile-75677.htm)

Communications
(February 6, 2015) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (OM.Supp.OM3.1.1)

OM3.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment of Associate Medical Officer of Health (2014.HL34.8)
Bill 268 has been submitted on this Item.
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
Origin
(November 17, 2014) Report from the Board of Health
Recommendations

The Board of Health recommends that:

 

1.  City Council appoint the physician named in section 1 of the Confidential Attachment 1 of the report (October 27, 2014) from the Medical Officer of Health as Associate Medical Officer of Health for the City of Toronto Health Unit;

 

2.  City Council repeal the by-laws and/or parts thereof appointing former Associate Medical Officers of Health named in section 2 of the Confidential Attachment of the report (October 27, 2014) from the Medical Officer of Health;

 

3.  City Council forward the report (October 27, 2014) from the Medical Officer of Health and the Confidential Attachment 1 to the provincial Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for approval of  the appointment in Recommendation 1, and for information regarding the rescinding of individual Associate Medical Officer of Health appointments in Recommendation 2;

 

4.  Authority be granted to introduce the necessary Bill in Council to appoint the physician named in section 1 of the Confidential Attachment 1 of the report (October 27, 2014) from the Medical Officer of Health as Associate Medical Officer of Health, subject to the approval of the provincial Minister of Health and Long-Term Care; and

 

5.  Authority be granted to introduce the necessary Bill in Council to rescind the appointments of the individuals named in section 2 of the Confidential Attachment 1 of the report (October 27, 2014) from the Medical Officer of Health.

 

6.  City Council authorize the release of Confidential Attachment 1 of the report (October 27, 2014) from the Medical Officer of Health once adopted.

Summary

Last term's Board of Health held its final meeting on November 17, 2014. This Item transmits the Board's recommendations on Item 2014.HL34.8.

 

Report Summary (October 27, 2014) from the Medical Officer of Health

 

This report recommends the appointment of a public health physician as Associate Medical Officer of Health (AMOH) for the City of Toronto Health Unit and updates the status of AMOH appointment by-laws.

Background Information
(November 17, 2014) Board of Health Item 2014.HL34.8
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/om/bgrd/backgroundfile-75678.htm)

Confidential Attachment 1 to OM3.2 (2014 - HL34.8) - made public on February 19, 2015
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/om/bgrd/backgroundfile-76709.pdf)


Civic Appointments Committee - Meeting 2
CA2.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment of Members to the Toronto Public Library Board
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered for the Toronto Public Library Board
Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council appoint the following candidates to the Toronto Public Library Board, at pleasure of Council, for a term of office ending on November 30, 2018 and until successors are appointed:

 

-  Ron Carinci

 

-  Lindsay Colley

 

-  Sue Graham-Nutter

 

-  Dianne LeBreton

 

-  Strahan McCarten

 

-  Ross Parry

 

-  Archana Shah

 

-  Eva Svec

 

2.  City Council direct that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (January 8, 2015) remain confidential in their entirety as they relate to personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered for appointment to the Toronto Public Library Board.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

Candidates' biographies:

 

Ron Carinci

 

Ron Carinci is Chief Operating Officer of the Urbacon Group of Companies which constructs and develops major commercial, industrial, infrastructure, and public sector projects, data centres and critical facilities. He has a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and previously practiced corporate and commercial law for 15 years.

 

Lindsay Colley

 

Lindsay Colley is a Director at the Canadian Public Accountability Board. She received her CPA designation in 2007 and her Certificate in Environmental Management in 2010.  Lindsay has previously worked in the sustainability advisory and assurance fields at Tim Hortons and Ernst & Young LLP. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Environmental Law Association and the Salvation Army's Social Issues Committee.

 

Sue Graham-Nutter

 

Sue Graham-Nutter has 25 years of professional experience in the private and public sectors, particularly in marketing, sponsorship, and public affairs. She has an Honours BA in Public Administration from the University of Toronto and a diploma in fundraising from Humber College. Sue has extensive board experience and currently serves as the Chair of the Campus Affairs Committee at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC). Sue's interest in joining the Toronto Public Library Board stems from her advocacy as a student in helping to establish the Bladen Library at the UTSC.

 

Dianne LeBreton

 

Dianne LeBreton is a facilitator and communications advisor who guides organizational leaders and their stakeholders from challenges to productive changes. Since founding her own business in 1997, she has worked with a range of private, non-profit, and public sector clients. Dianne volunteers with two youth organizations, a sporting club's governance committee, and a women's organization. Born, raised, and now living in the east end, Dianne is a proud Toronto Public Library user.

 

Strahan McCarten

 

Strahan McCarten has over 15 years of experience in IT and strategy consulting. He is currently the Vice President of Product Development and Marketing at Scalar Decisions, a national IT integrator, and previously worked at Bell Canada and Mercer Consulting, a global strategy consulting firm. Strahan is a recognized cloud and cyber security expert who frequently writes and speaks on trends in the industry. He has a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

 

Ross Parry

 

Ross Parry has served one term on the Toronto Public Library Board and has worked to improve access to libraries through additional operating hours and branch expansions. He is Principal of Enterprise Canada and has held senior roles in the Ontario government and the Toronto District School Board. Ross previously worked as an Editor of Education Today magazine. He is a graduate of the American School in London, England and the University of Guelph, where he was the university's alumni president.

 

Archana Shah

 

Archana Shah is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and a Senior Planning and Budget Officer at the University of Toronto. She has extensive experience with clients in the not-for-profit and publishing industries. Archana is passionate about the importance of literacy and reading. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with The Children's Book Bank and the United Way of Greater Toronto. Archana completed a BBA (Hons) from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

 

Eva Svec

 

Eva Svec currently works as a publishing consultant specializing in permissions editorial and photo research. She worked in the book publishing industry for over 15 years at Key Porter Books and Kids Can Press. Eva has an Honours degree in English from Western University and completed Centennial College's book and magazine publishing program. She has served as a member of the Association of Canadian Publishers' Export Committee, as Treasurer of International Book on Books for Young People Canada, and as Co-Chair of the Pat Schulz Child Care Centre's Board of Directors.

Summary

The Interview Subcommittee for Toronto Public Library Board conducted interviews on January 23, 2015 and forwards its recommended candidates to the Civic Appointments Committee.

Background Information (Committee)
Decision Letter from Interview Subcommittee for Toronto Public Library Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ca/bgrd/backgroundfile-75031.htm)

Confidential Attachment 1 - List of candidates and qualifications summary, and applications for Appointment to the Toronto Public Library Board (previously distributed with Item CA1.3)
Confidential Attachment 2 - Confidential Voluntary Diversity Information summary (previously distributed with Item CA1.3)

Community Development and Recreation Committee - Meeting 1
CD1.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Application to Ministry of Transportation's Community Transportation Pilot Grant Program
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the City of Toronto application to the provincial Transportation Pilot Program and delegate authority to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to receive and allocate the funding to two community based agency partners, SPRINT (Toronto RIDE) and Circle of Care.

Origin
(December 19, 2014) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

On November 25, 2014, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) launched a pilot grant program to improve community transportation services for seniors, persons living with disabilities, youth, and other members of the community who need transportation. Municipalities are invited to apply in partnership with community agencies.

 

The Toronto Senior's Strategy recommends that the City of Toronto increase affordable transportation options for older Torontonians and improve the accessibility of the public transportation network.  If approved, funding from MTO will support the City to work toward implementing these two recommendations.

 

Because of the timing of the provincial deadline (January 31, 2015) staff will submit an application conditional on Council approval at its February meeting.  The purpose of this report is to recommend that Council approve the application to the Ministry of Transportation's Community Transportation Pilot Grant Program in partnership with two community based organizations.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 19, 2014) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Application to Ministry of Transportation's Community Transportation Pilot Grant Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-74503.pdf)


CD1.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Homelessness and Cold Weather
The General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (CD1.6a for information)

Communications CD1.6.3 to CD1.6.5 have been submitted on this Item
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the staff driven emergency strategy to purchase blocks of hotel/motel rooms from approved vendors so that homeless persons in City of Toronto shelters can be moved to such room that space and capacity is generated in the shelter system.

 

2.         City Council request the Medical Officer of Health, in consultation with the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to report to the Board of Health on the discretion built into the current City's Cold Weather Protocols and if there is any need to amend the policy titled "Comprehensive Cold Weather Protocols and Cold Weather Health Impacts in Toronto" (Item HL32.3), which Council adopted on July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014, in order to respond effectively to the City's homeless population.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee requested the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in consultation with appropriate officials, to report directly to City Council on the adequacy of beds and drop-in services available to homeless persons during this winter season and strategies that have been implemented immediately to reduce the occupancy levels of shelters to 90 percent in each sector.

Origin
(January 13, 2015) Letter from Councillor Joe Mihevc
Summary

The recent deaths of homeless persons have alerted Torontonians to the issue of the inadequacy of shelter and drop-in services for homeless and socially isolated persons. It is becoming clear that their needs are not being met especially during the winter season. The two key issues that require immediate attention are:

 

1.         The lack of shelter beds in a number of categories.

 

2.         The delay in the execution of the Council-approved directive to open two drop-in centres for women until the early Spring. Homeless women need an immediate temporary solution for this winter.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 13, 2015) Letter from Councillor Joe Mihevc on Homelessness and Cold Weather
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-74692.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 3, 2015) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Interim Strategies to Address Shelter Occupancy Levels (CD1.6a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-75665.pdf)

Speakers

Reverend Andrea Budgey, Chair, Poverty Reduction Committee, Church of St. Stephen-in-the-Fields
Reverend Maggie Helwig, Church of St. Stephen-in-the-Fields
Archbishop Terry Finlay, (Retired), Anglican Church of Toronto
Greg Cook, Outreach Sanctuary
Bradley Harris, Executive Director, Salvation Army, Toronto Housing and Homeless Supports
Jessica Hales, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
Jessica Slotnick, Community Mental Health Worker, Street Health
Susan Gapta
Iola Fortino
Mercy Okalowe
Brian DuBourdieu
Gerald Graeber
Councillor Pam McConnell

Communications (Committee)
(January 13, 2015) Letter from Beth Wilson, Senior Researcher, Social Planning Toronto (CD.New.CD1.6.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cd/comm/communicationfile-50667.pdf)

(January 15, 2015) Letter from Anne Egger, NP, on behalf of Health Providers Against Poverty (CD.New.CD1.6.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cd/comm/communicationfile-50689.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(January 15, 2015) Letter from Bobbi Jo Quigley on behalf of Street Nurses Network (CC.Main.CD1.6.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-50941.pdf)

(January 15, 2015) Letter from Tim Maguire, President, Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 79 (CC.Main.CD1.6.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-50942.pdf)

(January 15, 2015) Letter from Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 10 York Centre (CC.New.CD1.6.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-51127.pdf)


CD1.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Filling the Position of Youth Equity Champion
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint Councillor Joe Cressy as Youth Equity Champion for a term of office ending November 30, 2018.

Origin
(January 14, 2015) Letter from the Chair, Community Development and Recreation Committee
Summary

One of the transformative recommendations of the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy report states that "The City of Toronto will coordinate policy and program planning between its youth serving areas." A sub recommendation is for Toronto City Council to appoint a City Councillor as a Youth Equity Champion. The report states that "The Youth Equity Champion will support and promote the work of the Strategy with fellow councillors, other orders of government, and residents across Toronto."

Background Information (Committee)
(January 14, 2015) Letter from the Chair, Community Development and Recreation Committee on Filling the Position of Youth Equity Champion
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-74757.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Joe Cressy


Economic Development Committee - Meeting 1
ED1.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 25 

Business Improvement Area Boards of Management 2015-2018 Appointments
Bill 211 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint the following nominees, listed in Attachment 1 of the report (December 3, 2014) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, to the Boards of Management for six (6) Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) for a term expiring at the end of the term of Council or as soon thereafter as successors are appointed:

 

Bloor By The Park:

Arcadi, James

Boughton, Ahnan

Dhir, Paul

Guca, Edward

Strods, John

 

Eglinton Way (The):

Accardi, Peter

Beben, Ronald

Dimitrijevic, Dragan

Izeti, Kozeta

Kotris, Lisa

Marinuzzi, Vito

Pickard, Nancy

Sirois, Maureen

Tork-Hiis, Viive

 

Fairbank Village:

Auccello, Vito

Cancelli, Luisa

Capotorto, Domenico

Hackett, Alex

Kremizes, Anastasios

Makris, Manolis

Mazzone, Damiano

Salmini, Frank

Tasci, Fatih

Torrone, Enzo

 

Junction Gardens:        

Brown, Jean

Fisher, Jason

Lee, Jyhling

Phillips, Heather

Roche, James

Sears, Christopher

Singh, Anant

Solnik, Manny

 

Oakwood Village:         

Bartolini, Carlo

Cribe, Guerline

Ferrari, Silverio

Maciel, Manuel

Richards, Gary

Salturo, Leslie

 

Uptown Yonge:             

Crauiw-Saba, Christel

De Jong, Hank

Exton, Jordan

Hughes, Scott

Kiratzin, Karen

Kombry, George

Kuerble, Linda

Lewocz, Robert

Mainolfi, Tony

Mazzaferro, Marco

Moretti, Angelo

Nappo, Filomena

Roher, Kevin

Skelcher, Jonathan

Starr, Michael

Tasevski, Norm

Villablanca, Jose

 

2.         City Council confirm that under Council's Public Appointments Policy, these Board members are appointed at the pleasure of Council, and Council retains the right to replace any appointed member at any time and for any reason; and

 

3.         City Council direct that Schedule A of the Municipal Code Chapter 19, Business Improvement Areas, be amended to reflect the changes in the number of members, number of Councillors, and the number of members required for quorum of each of the BIA Boards of Management, as listed in Attachment 1 of the report (December 3, 2014) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture.

Origin
(December 3, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend City Council appoint members to the Boards of Management for the new term of Council for six (6) Business Improvement Areas that fall within more than one Community Council boundary.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 3, 2014) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Business Improvement Area Boards of Management 2015-2018 Appointments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-74438.pdf)


ED1.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22 

Proposed Midtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (BIA) Poll Results
Bill 210 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council designate, based on the poll results respecting the intention to designate Midtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (BIA), the area described by Attachment 1 of the report (December 5, 2014) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, as the Midtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (BIA), under Chapter 19 of the Toronto Municipal Code;

 

2.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to submit a by-law to designate the area described in Attachment 1 of the report (December 5, 2014) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, as the Midtown Yonge Business Improvement Area; and

 

3.         City Council approve those amendments necessary to Schedule "A" of Municipal Code Chapter 19, Business Improvement Areas, to include the Midtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (BIA).

Origin
(December 5, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend that the area shown on Attachment 1 be designated as the Midtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (BIA).

 

In accordance with Chapter 19 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code ("Chapter 19"), the City Clerk conducted a poll to determine if there is sufficient support to designate Yonge street, between the Beltline Trail and Soudan/Berwick Avenues, as a BIA.

 

The City received a sufficient number of ballots to validate the poll and the majority of accepted ballots were in favour of establishing a BIA.  Accordingly, it is recommended that City Council pass a by-law to designate the area described by the map in Attachment No. 1 as the Midtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (BIA).  Subject to Council's approval, this will be the City's seventy-ninth BIA.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 5, 2014) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on the Proposed Midtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (BIA) Poll Results
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-74439.pdf)


ED1.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 1, 5, 6, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 37 

Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) - 2015 Operating Budgets - Report No. 1
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adopt and certify the 2015 recommended expenditures and levy requirements of the following Business Improvement Areas:

 

Business Improvement Area

2015 Expenditure
Estimates
($)

2015 Levy
Funds Required
($)

Albion Islington

239,533

197,684

Baby Point Gates

48,156

45,000

Bloor Annex

214,694

199,979

Bloor By The Park

85,319

80,513

Bloorcourt Village

209,732

175,015

Bloordale Village

109,801

89,436

Bloor Street

2,816,170

1,650,000

Bloor West Village

414,399

377,547

Bloor-Yorkville

3,115,887

3,046,641

Chinatown

525,535

419,734

Church-Wellesley Village

311,633

243,165

College West

26,502

19,880

Crossroads of the Danforth

188,900

164,752

Danforth Mosaic

349,799

327,170

Danforth Village

612,407

502,533

Dovercourt Village

22,062

6,851

Dupont by the Castle

62,230

37,889

Fairbank Village

213,578

212,996

Financial District

1,621,423

1,543,714

Greektown on the Danforth

1,138,576

426,157

Harbord Street

35,797

28,494

Hillcrest Village

99,182

90,483

Junction Gardens

377,161

268,336

Kensington Market

120,645

101,954

Korea Town

252,480

103,224

Liberty Village

1,518,386

267,552

Long Branch

88,277

60,109

Mimico by the Lake

53,841

53,841

Mirvish Village

28,109

0

Mount Pleasant

236,818

156,389

Oakwood Village

17,327

0

Ossington Avenue

59,012

54,012

Pape Village

92,420

80,774

Parkdale Village

311,144

237,194

Regal Heights Village

140,351

72,352

Riverside District

264,828

176,417

Roncesvalles Village

495,751

184,148

St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood

1,075,616

956,439

The Beach

394,475

231,525

The Danforth

398,047

318,907

The Eglinton Way

380,408

310,271

The Waterfront

920,276

687,276

Toronto Entertainment District

3,550,416

2,017,923

Upper Village

144,098

97,024

Uptown Yonge

230,574

205,406

Village of Islington

137,152

95,096

West Queen West

302,320

283,143

Wexford Heights

374,645

188,951

Yonge-Lawrence Village

227,818

191,493

York-Eglinton

272,013

215,447

 

Origin
(December 17, 2014) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report brings forward Business Improvement Area (BIA) annual operating budgets for approval by City Council as required by the City of Toronto Act, 2006.  City Council approval is required to permit the City to collect funds through the tax levy on behalf of the BIAs.

 

Complete budgets and supporting documentation received by November 28, 2014 have been reviewed and are reported here. BIA Operating Budgets received after this date will be brought forward in later reports.  Of the 78 established BIAs, 50 BIA budgets are submitted for approval in this report.

 

The recommendations in this report reflect 2015 Operating Budgets approved by the respective BIAs’ Boards of Management and have been reviewed by City staff to ensure BIA budgets reflect Council’s approved policies and practices.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 17, 2014) Report and Appendices A and B from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on the Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) - 2015 Operating Budgets - Report No. 1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-74466.pdf)


ED1.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Towards a Regional Development Agency (Foreign Direct Investment Agency)
Committee Recommendations

Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the City Manager to report as soon as possible on the options for the City of Toronto with regard to its participation in a large foreign direct investment (FDI) agency for the Greater Toronto Area, including impacts on Invest Toronto and the City's Economic Development and Culture Division;

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Manager to undertake and report back on discussions with federal, provincial, regional and municipal officials, as required, regarding proposals for a large regional foreign direct investment (FDI) agency, including:

 

             a.        possible mandate, structure, governance and budget;

 

             b.        alternative organizational approaches;

 

             c.        implementation issues and the best ways to overcome these issues; and

 

             d.        key success factors from the City of Toronto's perspective.

Origin
(January 5, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

Two foreign direct investment (FDI) agencies operate in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA): Invest Toronto, founded in 2009 and wholly-owned by the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA), a non-profit agency founded in 1997 by the regions and municipalities within the GTA (Durham, York, Toronto, Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga and Halton). Other than some limited project funding, neither agency receives financial support from the federal or provincial governments (unlike for many other such regional agencies elsewhere in Canada). In addition, various municipalities and regions have devoted some of their own resources to pursue FDI themselves.

 

Through the efforts of a working group established by the GTMA, co-chaired by now Mayor John Tory and Mayor David Ryan of Pickering, formal requests were made to the Federal and Provincial governments in 2014 for new funding. It can be expected that the City of Toronto will also soon receive a formal request to increase funding. This Report asks for the City Manager to prepare a report for Council that discusses options for the City of Toronto, implementation issues and a discussion of implications for Invest Toronto and the City's Economic Development and Culture Division.

 

Background Information (Committee)
(January 5, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture Towards a Regional Development Agency (Foreign Direct Investment Agency)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-74611.pdf)

(December 17, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on the Creation of a Regional Development Agency (Foreign Direct Investment) - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-74469.pdf)


ED1.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Support for an Ontario Installation and Presence at Expo 2015 (Milan, Italy)
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to partner and work with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Ontario (ICCO) to explore and develop a project plan for the City of Toronto's participation at "Expo in Città (Expo in the City) 2015".

Origin
(December 16, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

As requested by the Economic Development Committee at its meeting on August 19, 2014, this report provides an update and recommendations for participation in the upcoming Milan Expo 2015 as part of the Partner City Agreement between Toronto and Milan signed in 2003.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 16, 2014) Report and Attachment from the General Manager, Economic Development, Culture and Tourism on the Support for an Ontario Installation and Presence at Expo 2015 (Milan, Italy)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-74471.pdf)


ED1.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

Proposed Dufferin-Wingold Business Improvement Area (BIA) - Poll Results
Bill 243 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council designate, based on the poll results respecting the intention to designate Dufferin-Wingold Business Improvement Area (BIA), the area described by Attachment 1 of the report (December 30, 2014) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, as the Dufferin-Wingold Business Improvement Area (BIA), under Chapter 19 of the Toronto Municipal Code;

 

2.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to submit a by-law to designate the area described in Attachment 1 of the report (December 30, 2014) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, as the Dufferin-Wingold Business Improvement Area; and

 

3.         City Council approve those amendments necessary to Schedule "A" of Municipal Code Chapter 19, Business Improvement Areas, to include the Dufferin-Wingold Business Improvement Area (BIA).

Origin
(December 30, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend that the area shown on Attachment 1 be designated as the Dufferin-Wingold Business Improvement Area (BIA).

 

In accordance with Chapter 19 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code ("Chapter 19"), the City Clerk conducted a poll to determine if there is sufficient support to designate Dufferin Street, between Wingold/Staynor Avenues and Lawrence Avenue West, as a BIA.

 

The City received a sufficient number of ballots to validate the poll and the majority of accepted ballots were in favour of establishing a BIA.  Accordingly, it is recommended that City Council pass a by-law to designate the area described by the map in Attachment 1 as the Dufferin-Wingold Business Improvement Area (BIA).  Subject to Council's approval, this will be the City's eightieth BIA.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 30, 2014) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on the Proposed Dufferin-Wingold Business Improvement Area (BIA) - Poll Results
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-74667.pdf)


ED1.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22, 26 

Proposed Business Improvement Area (BIA) on Bayview Avenue - Poll Results
Bill 242 has been submitted on this Item.
Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council designate, based on the poll results respecting the intention to designate a Business Improvement Area (BIA), the area described by Attachment No. 1 of the report (December 30, 2014) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, as a Business Improvement Area (BIA) under Chapter 19 of the Toronto Municipal Code;

 

2.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to submit a by-law to designate the area described in Attachment No. 1 of the report (December 30, 2014) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, as a Business Improvement Area; and

 

3.         City Council approve those amendments necessary to Schedule "A" of Municipal Code Chapter 19, Business Improvement Areas, to include the Business Improvement Area (BIA) on Bayview Avenue between Soudan Avenue and Davisville Avenue.

Origin
(December 30, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend that the area shown on Attachment No. 1 be designated as a Business Improvement Area (BIA).

 

In accordance with Chapter 19 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code ("Chapter 19"), the City Clerk conducted a poll to determine if there is sufficient support to designate Bayview Avenue between Soudan Avenue and Davisville Avenue, as a BIA.

 

The City received a sufficient number of ballots to validate the poll and the majority of accepted ballots were in favour of establishing a BIA.  Accordingly, it is recommended that City Council pass a by-law to designate the area described by the map in Attachment No. 1 as a Business Improvement Area (BIA).  Subject to Council's approval, this will be the City's eighty-first BIA.  The name of the BIA will be determined by the membership at a later date.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 30, 2014) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on the Proposed Business Improvement Area (BIA) on Bayview Avenue - Poll Results
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-74665.pdf)


Government Management Committee - Meeting 1
GM1.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization - Project Update
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer, with the assistance of the Fairness Monitor, to invite offers from qualified potential lessees to customize the design and to build, finance and operate a restaurant on Nathan Phillips Square substantially in accordance with the Restaurant Operator/ Developer Selection Process section of the report (July 24, 2014) from the Chief Corporate Officer; and, to evaluate those offers and report back to Council with a recommended lessee, together with a recommended lease on commercially reasonable terms acceptable to the Chief Corporate Officer and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Government Management Committee requested the Chief Corporate Officer or other staff as required, to consult with the Sheraton Hotel on the intended use and the maintenance plan of Sheraton Bridge and report back to the Government Management Committee by the end of June 2015.

 

The Chief Corporate Officer made a presentation to the Government Management Committee on the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Project.

Origin
(December 12, 2014) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide an update on any areas or items of the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Project (NPSR) that will not be completed but were in the original project scope and clarification on the availability of any other funding sources for this project.

 

At its meeting on August 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2014, City Council referred Item GM32.11 back to the Chief Corporate Officer for a report to the Government Management Committee in the first quarter of 2015 at such time as the following updates requested by the Government Management Committee are before the Committee:

 

a.         an update to be provided on any areas or items of this project that were not completed, but that were in the original project scope; and

 

b.         clarifications to be provided as to whether there are any other funding sources available for this project.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 12, 2014) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer on Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization - Project Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-74155.pdf)

(December 12, 2014) Appendix A - Site Plan - Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization - Project Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-74156.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
Proposed Tenant Selection Process - Appendix 1 to the report (February 9, 2015) from the Chief Corporate Officer [GM1.4a]
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76722.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Paula Fletcher


GM1.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Café on the Square, 100 Queen Street West - Update
The Chief Corporate Officer has submitted supplementary reports on this Item (GM1.4a for information) and (GM1.4b with recommendations)
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer and/or the City Solicitor or their respective designates to demand rectification of the outstanding breaches under the (the "Lease") between the City and 1158093 Ontario Limited o/a Café on the Square ("Café on the Square") in respect of the leased premises at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, and if the breaches are not rectified by the deadline specified, to terminate the Lease, evict the Tenant and exercise all other remedies available to the City pursuant to the Lease or otherwise at law, including holding Café on the Square liable for all rent arrears under the Lease and all future damages as a result of the City losing the benefit of the Lease over its unexpired term, as well as all charges and expenses incurred by or on behalf of the City with respect to Café on the Square's default under the Lease.

 

2.         If the Lease is terminated, City Council authorize and direct the Chief Corporate Officer to undertake a new selection process to find a new food service operator(s) for City Hall; and prior to undertaking the new selection process, to consult with the Ontario Restaurant Association and training organizations such as the YMCA, UNITE HERE Local 75, George Brown College and other social enterprise food services.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Government Management Committee requested the Chief Corporate Officer to report directly to City Council on the proposed new selection process set out in Recommendation 2 from the Committee.

 

The Government Management Committee recessed its public session to meet in closed session to consider Item GM1.4 titled "Café on the Square, 100 Queen Street West" as it relates to the receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the City or local board and the security of the City's or a local board's property.

Origin
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise of the results of staff's efforts to negotiate a mutually agreeable resolution with Café on the Square to ensure that the terms of the lease for the cafeteria at City Hall are complied with and to obtain authority to exercise all remedies available to the City under the lease given the continuing default of Café on the Square under the lease.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer on Café on the Square, 100 Queen Street West - Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-74442.pdf)

(December 15, 2014) Appendix A - Letters from Café on the Square
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-74443.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 9, 2015) Supplementary report from the Chief Corporate Officer on Cafe on the Square, 100 Queen Street West - Proposed New Selection Process (GM1.4a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76243.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Proposed Tenant Selection Process
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76244.pdf)

(February 9, 2015) Supplementary report from the Chief Corporate Officer on Café on the Square, 100 Queen Street West - proposed resolution of outstanding Lease issues (GM1.4b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76295.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Proposed Terms of Lease Amending Agreement
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76296.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Letter from Solicitor for Cafe on the Square, dated February 5, 2015
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76297.pdf)

Speakers

Tony Palermo, 1158093 Ontario Limited o/a Café on the Square
Councillor Paula Fletcher


GM1.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Police Service - Increasing Parking Enforcement on Arterial Roads During the Rush Hours and On All Bike Lanes
Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Manager to write a letter to the Ministry of the Attorney General indicating support of the recommendation of the Toronto Police Services Board to amend the Provincial Offences Act to provide for an additional form of service, preferably by first class mail, of Parking Infraction Notices under Part II of the Act.

 

2.         City Council forward the report (October 21, 2014) from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee for further consideration.

Origin
(October 21, 2014) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to respond to a City Council request for information on how the Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement Unit will increase the enforcement of regulations on arterial roads during the rush hours and on all roads with bike lanes. 

Background Information (Committee)
(October 21, 2014) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board, on Toronto Police Service - Increasing Parking Enforcement on Arterial Roads During the Rush Hours and On All Bike Lanes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-74017.pdf)

Speakers

David Turnbull, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Courier and Logistics Association
Josh Matlow
Mike Layton

Communications (Committee)
(January 5, 2015) Letter from David Turnbull, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Courier and Logistics Association (GM.New.GM1.5.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/gm/comm/communicationfile-50558.pdf)

(January 5, 2015) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton and Councillor Josh Matlow (GM.New.GM1.5.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/gm/comm/communicationfile-50560.pdf)

Declared Interests (Committee)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Mark Grimes - as he is the owner of a logistics transportation company.


Licensing and Standards Committee - Meeting 1
LS1.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Municipal Interests in Liquor Licensing
The Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and the City Solicitor have submitted a supplementary report on this Item (LS1.3a for information)

The Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (LS1.3b with recommendations).
Committee Recommendations

The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint Councillor Mike Layton, Councillor Jim Karygiannis, Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Councillor Gord Perks, and Councillor Frances Nunziata to the Liquor Licensing Steering Committee.

 

2.         City Council extend an invitation to local Members of Provincial Parliament to attend meetings of the Liquor Licensing Steering Committee with designated seating and name tags assigned for them and local communities be so advised of these meetings.

 

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Licensing and Standards Committee requested the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and City Solicitor to make a presentation and submit a report to City Council, at its meeting on February 10, 2015, on recent actions taken by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission regarding conditions on new liquor licenses.

Origin
(January 7, 2015) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards
Summary

As directed by City Council, this report outlines work completed to date to address the City's interests in liquor licensing, including the development of a work plan, Steering Committee, Regulatory Working Group and Hospitality Industry Working Group. Recommendations that will improve the enforcement of municipal by-laws with respect to licensed establishments, restaurants, bars and entertainment establishments will be reported to City Council through Licensing and Standards Committee.

 

ML&S continues to build on and expand its partnerships with community and industry stakeholders including those represented by the Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association, Business Improvement Areas, residents' associations, as well as its enforcement partners, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and the Toronto Police Service. These stakeholders will participate in the newly formed Working Groups and public and stakeholder consultation sessions, conducted from February to April 2015.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 7, 2015) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Municipal Interests in Liquor Licensing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-74609.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 5, 2015) Supplementary report from the City Solicitor and the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Municipal Interests in Liquor Licensing - Recent Actions Regarding Conditions Placed on New Licences (LS1.3a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76138.pdf)

Attachment 1: Letter from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76160.pdf)

(February 6, 2015) Supplementary report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Establishment of a Task Force on Liquor Licensing Issues and approved Terms of Reference (LS1.3b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76161.pdf)

Speakers

Tony Elenis, President, CEO, Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association (ORHMA)
Councillor Gord Perks
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Mike Layton

Communications (Committee)
(January 20, 2015) E-mail from Tony Elenis, President, CEO, Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association (ORHMA) (LS.New.LS1.3.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/comm/communicationfile-50743.pdf)

(January 21, 2015) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton (LS.New.LS1.3.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/comm/communicationfile-50744.pdf)


Planning and Growth Management Committee - Meeting 1
PG1.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Enforcement Strategy for Chapter 694, Signs, General of the Municipal Code
Bill 247 has been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 694, Signs, General, substantially in accordance with the draft amendments attached as Appendix 1 of the report (December 8, 2014) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building; 

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary Bills for introduction in Council to implement the above recommendations, subject to such stylistic and technical changes to the draft bills as may be required.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee:

 

1.  Requested the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee in the Spring of 2017 with an update on ongoing Chapter 694 Enforcement efforts.

 

2.  Referred the following Recommendation 2 of the report (December 8, 2014) from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building back for further consideration and consultation with stakeholders and members of the public:

 

"2.  City Council request that the Province of Ontario amend the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to remove the limitation contained in Subsection 110(1) that a City by-law respecting advertising devices, including signs, does not apply to an advertising device that was lawfully erected or displayed on the day the by-law comes into force unless the advertising device is not substantially altered".

 

3. Requested the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building to report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on April 13, 2015 with respect to:

 

a. Requesting that the Province of Ontario amend the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to remove the limitation contained in Subsection 110(1).

 

b. Recommendations on how the city should address existing non-conforming signs should Subsection 110(1) of the City of Toronto Act be repealed, or otherwise amended.

 

4.  Requested Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building to use all available measures to enforce the City Sign by-law in the "North York Study Area" and report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee meeting on April 13, 2015.

 

5.  Requested the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building to report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on February 24, 2015 on whether adequate resources have been budgeted in 2015 to enforce the City's sign by-laws.

Origin
(December 8, 2014) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building
Summary

This report responds to direction for staff to report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on a strategy to improve the enforcement of Chapter 694 of the Municipal Code, Signs, General ("Chapter 694").

 

The direction related to a perceived increase in the number of illegal signs in some areas of the city, the majority of which are used to identify and advertise a business at the premise where the sign is located.  These signs are defined by Chapter 694 as first party signs. Investigations indicate that a significant proportion are being displayed or modified without a sign permit.

 

Staff have found that many business owners in the city are not aware of Chapter 694 and the need for sign permits.  Based on experience in enforcing the regulations, most business owners seem willing to comply with Chapter 694 and either obtain the necessary sign permits or remove the sign once they are aware of the requirements.  As a result, this report recommends a combination of measures to enhance communications with business owners and to provide a more effective enforcement response to illegal signs.

 

This report also recommends that City Council request the Province to amend the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to remove the limitation in Subsection 110(1) preventing the application of Chapter 694 to signs lawfully displayed on the day the bylaw comes into force.  This amendment would result in much more consistency with the current regulations, for all signs in the city.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 8, 2014) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building on Enforcement Strategy for Chapter 694 of the Municipal Code
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-74366.pdf)

(December 8, 2014) Appendix A - Proposed Amendments to Chapter 694, Signs, General
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-74367.pdf)

Public Notice
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-74457.pdf)

Speakers

Patrick Harrington, Aird & Berlis, LLP
Stephen McGregor, Outfront Media Canada
Rosanne Caron, President, Out-of-Home Marketing Association of Canada
Karin Eaton, Director, Government Relations, Sign Association of Canada

Communications (Committee)
(January 7, 2015) E-mail from Karin Sildam Eaton, Director, Government Relations, Sign Association of Canada (PG.New.PG1.2.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-50575.pdf)

(January 8, 2015) Letter from Michael Binetti, Affleck Green McMurtry, LLP, on behalf of Clear Channel Outdoor Company Canada (PG.New.PG1.2.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/comm/communicationfile-50577.pdf)


PG1.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Recommended Candidates for the Toronto Preservation Board
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint the following individuals to the Toronto Preservation Board effective January 1, 2015 for a term coincident with Council or until their successors are appointed:

 

Robert Allsopp

Adriana Balen

Mary-Catherine Garden

Barbara McPhail

Rosa Milito

Bernard Rasch

Jennifer Reiger

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee requested that the background information related to the recommended individuals for appointment, contained in Confidential Attachment 1 of the report (December 9, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning be made public after the Committee's consideration of the item.

Origin
(December 9, 2014) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report summarizes the process followed to recruit and evaluate candidates for the members-at-large sitting on the Toronto Preservation Board, and recommends that Council appoint the individuals listed in confidential Attachment 1 to the Board. The role of the Toronto Preservation Board is to advise Toronto City Council on matters pertaining to the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

City Planning staff received fifty-two applications from individuals volunteering to serve on the Board. Applications were pre-screened and those that met the eligibility requirements were considered for an interview. A selection committee, comprised of representatives from Heritage Toronto, the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario and a past Toronto Preservation Board member, interviewed the most qualified applicants and candidates were assessed on their ability to answer predetermined questions.

 

Based on the interviews, the committee compiled a final list of candidates and recommends that Council appoint these individuals to serve on the Board.  Two current Board members who are both eligible to reapply and in good standing are also being recommended for appointment to a second term.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 8, 2014) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on the Recommended Candidates for the Toronto Preservation Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-74400.pdf)

(December 8, 2014) Confidential Attachment 1 - Recommended Candidates for the Toronto Preservation Board
Confidential Attachment 1 - Biographic Information Related to Recommended Candidates for the Toronto Preservation Board - made public on January 8, 2015
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-74727.pdf)


PG1.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 19 

99 Atlantic Avenue and 38-40 Hanna Avenue and 2-24A Liberty Street and 1 Snooker Street - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning Amendment, and Site Plan Applications - Request for Direction Report
The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PG1.4a with recommendations)
Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee submits this item to City Council without recommendation.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report directly to City Council with a Request for Directions report.

Origin
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This application proposes to amend the Official Plan and the former City of Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86 to permit the development of an 8-storey office building with retail and service commercial uses at grade and a 2-storey building with retail and service commercial uses.  The existing office building and boiler house are proposed to be renovated for office uses with retail and service commercial uses at the lower levels.  Included in the proposal are 212 below grade parking spaces.

 

On August 12, 2014, the applicant appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board for Council's failure to approve the Zoning By-law and Site Plan applications.  On September 10th 2014 the applicant appealed Council's failure to approve the Official Plan Amendment application to the Ontario Municipal Board.

 

The applicant has also appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board on the Official Plan Amendment 231, as Area 3 Policy is applicable for the subject lands.

 

Staff have been in discussion with the applicant, require additional time with the applicant prior to putting forward a Request for Directions Report for consideration.

 

Staff will provide a Request for Directions report to either the Planning and Growth Management Committee on January 8, 2015 or directly to Council on February 10, 2015.

 

The report will seek instructions from Council on an upcoming Ontario Municipal Board pre-hearing scheduled for February 10th, 2015.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 99 Atlantic Avenue and 38-40 Hanna Avenue and 2-24A Liberty Street and 1 Snooker Street - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning Amendment, and Site Plan Applications - Request for Direction Report - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-74420.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 9, 2015) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 99 Atlantic Ave and 38-40 Hanna Avenue and 2-24A Liberty Street and 1 Snooker Street - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning Amendment, and Site Plan Applications - Request for Direction Report (PG1.4a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76308.pdf)


Public Works and Infrastructure Committee - Meeting 1
PW1.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Managing Traffic Disruption on City-Led Construction Projects
Communication PW1.3.5 has been submitted on this Item
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, to use an extended construction work hours schedule for City-led construction projects, where appropriate, and after consultation with the local councillor/s, by road type as follows:

 

a.         24 hour - 7 days per week for:           

 

i.          expressways;

 

ii.         major roads where the work is not in close proximity to residential neighbourhoods; and

 

iii.        major roads where the project would be significantly disruptive to TTC streetcar service;

 

b.         overnight work for:

 

i.          major roads where the work is not in close proximity to residential neighbourhoods, the project allows the road to remain open and free of work during the day, where overnight work will start at 7:00 p.m. and end at 6:00 a.m. six days per week;

 

c.         extended daily work hours for:

 

i.          major roads between 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday; and

 

ii.         local roads between 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services to report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in the first quarter of 2016, on the outcome of various measures to mitigate traffic disruption implemented for 2015 construction projects, including:

 

a.         a summary of the net reduction in the duration of construction;

 

b.         capital cost impacts;

 

c.         operational issues which may have surfaced;

 

d.         traffic impact analysis; and

 

e.         recommendations of schedule options for future construction projects.

 

3.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director of Purchasing and Material Management and the City Solicitor to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in the second quarter of 2015 on the construction contract terms and conditions which may provide contractors working within the municipal rights-of-way with incentives to complete projects early and/or additional financial penalties for causing delays in the completion of construction projects.

 

4.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Director, Strategic Communications, to develop and implement an integrated public awareness and education program to inform the public about ways in which they can learn about the location and timing of construction and options they can take to minimize the effects of that disruption; that the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services be requested to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on a detailed communication strategy by the third quarter of 2015, including an update on the new comprehensive policy/guideline for ensuring the protection of cyclists in construction areas.

 

5.         City Council direct staff to:

 

a.         issue a general complaint to the Province of Ontario – Ministry of Consumer Services regarding the non-compliance under the Underground Infrastructure Notification Systems Act by utility companies and the associated protracted delays in securing utility locates for City-led construction projects;

 

b.         request the Province to provide information on when/how compliance will be met to assist City staff in mitigating construction-related traffic disruption; and

 

c.         communicate to the Province of Ontario a request to mandate that utility companies operating with the City of Toronto form a Locate Alliance Consortia (LAC) wherein a single service provider would be engaged to provide utility locates on behalf of all member utility companies.

 

6.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in the second quarter of 2015 on the use of:

 

a.         Traffic Management Plans;

 

b.         Street Occupancy Approvals; and,

 

c.         Portable Traffic Cameras.

Origin
(December 16, 2014) Report from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services
Summary

The construction of sewers, watermains and roads is disruptive to traffic operations because it typically occupies road lanes. When this work is undertaken on major roads with high volumes of vehicular traffic, cyclists, pedestrians and commercial operations the disruption can be significant.

 

A series of proposed measures are outlined below and in greater detail in this report with the sole purpose of reducing traffic disruption on City-led construction projects within the municipal right-of-way.

 

The proposed measures include: 

  • extending construction working hours to shorten project duration;
  • improving public awareness and education about City-led construction projects;
  • exploring the use of incentive-based contracts in construction contracts;
  • improving work zone management; and
  • working to improve the utility locate process with utility companies and the Province of Ontario – Ministry of Consumer Services.
Background Information (Committee)
(December 16, 2014) Report from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services on Managing Traffic Disruption on City-Led Construction Projects
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-74394.pdf)

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic
Andy Manahan, Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario
Jared Kolb, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto
Kevin Currie, Chairman, Waterfront BIA
Councillor Janet Davis

Communications (Committee)
(January 4, 2015) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.1.3.1)
(January 4, 2015) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.1.3.2)
(January 5, 2015) E-mail from Grant Humes, Executive Director, Toronto Financial District BIA (PW.New.1.3.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-50564.pdf)

(January 5, 2015) E-mail from Maureen Sirois, Chair, The Eglinton Way BIA (PW.New.1.3.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-50565.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(January 26, 2015) Submission from Andy Manahan, Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario - article from the Daily Commercial News (CC.Main.PW1.3.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-50823.pdf)


PW1.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Policy for Accepting Potentially Contaminated Lands to be Conveyed to the City under the Planning Act
Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adopt the "Policy for Accepting Potentially Contaminated Lands to be Conveyed to the City under the Planning Act, January 2015" as set out in Attachment 1 to the report from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

Origin
(December 16, 2014) Report from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek Council approval of a City policy titled "Policy for Accepting Potentially Contaminated Lands to be Conveyed to the City under the Planning Act".

 

This policy updates and consolidates the City of Toronto's procedures and criteria for the acceptance of potentially contaminated lands conveyed to the City as a condition of a Planning Act application approval. The policy formalizes processes that have been in place and incorporates recently updated requirements for contaminated lands by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (Ministry). The policy also responds to issues raised at recent consultations with representatives from the Ministry and the development industry.

 

Adoption of the policy will:

 

1.         provide more certainty and clarity to City staff and the development industry about the City’s expectations and requirements for accepting potentially contaminated lands;

 

2.         minimize the City’s liabilities related to accepting conveyed lands; and

 

3.         safeguard public health and the environment.

Background Information (Committee)
(December 16, 2014) Report and attachments 1 and 2, from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services on a Policy for Accepting Potentially Contaminated Lands to be Conveyed to the City under the Planning Act
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-74422.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(January 5, 2015) E-mail from Danielle Chin, Senior Planner, Policy and Government Relations, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) (PW.New.1.6.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-50567.pdf)


Striking Committee - Meeting 2
ST2.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment to fill a Council Member Vacancy on the Toronto Hydro Corporation Board of Directors
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint Councillor Paul Ainslie to the Toronto Hydro Corporation Board of Directors for a term of office until December 31, 2016 and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(January 12, 2015) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a Council Member vacancy on the Toronto Hydro Corporation Board of Directors resulting from Councillor Vincent Crisanti's resignation from the Board.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 12, 2015) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment to fill a Council Member Vacancy on the Toronto Hydro Corporation Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-74679.pdf)

Revised Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to Toronto Hydro Corporation Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-74786.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to Toronto Hydro Corporation Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-74606.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Resignation letter from Councillor Vincent Crisanti
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-74678.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(January 14, 2015) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 43, Scarborough East, regarding appointment to the Toronto Hydro Corporation Board of Directors (ST.Supp.ST2.1.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/st/comm/communicationfile-50695.pdf)


ST2.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Council Appointments to the Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section and Board of Directors
Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint Councillor Maria Augimeri to the Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section for a term of office until November 30, 2015 and until a successor is appointed.

  

2.         City Council appoint the following Members of Council to the Canadian National Exhibition Association, Board of Directors for a term of office until November 30, 2015 and until successors are appointed:

 

Councillor Maria Augimeri

Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb.

Origin
(January 12, 2015) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to fill a Council Member vacancy on the Canadian National Exhibition Association Board of Directors resulting from Councillor Vincent Crisanti's resignation from the Board.  As membership on the Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section is a requirement for appointment to the Board of Directors, this report also deals with appointments to the Municipal Section.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 12, 2015) Report from the City Clerk on Council Appointments to the Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section and Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-74683.pdf)

Revised Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Canadian National Exhibition, Association Municipal Section and the Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-74801.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Canadian National Exhibition, Association Municipal Section and the Board of Directors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-74607.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Resignation letter from Councillor Vincent Crisanti
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-74684.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(January 14, 2015) Letter from Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano, Ward 5, Etobicoke -Lakeshore advising that he has resigned from the Canadian National Exhibition Association, Board of Directors (ST.Supp.ST2.2.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/st/comm/communicationfile-50696.pdf)

(January 14, 2015) Letter from Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano, Ward 5, Etobicoke -Lakeshore advising that he has resigned from the Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section (ST.New.ST2.2.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/st/comm/communicationfile-50712.pdf)


Etobicoke York Community Council - Meeting 3
EY3.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Final Report - 3879 Bloor Street West - Draft Plan of Common Elements Condominium and Part Lot Control Exemption Applications
Bill 241 has been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         In accordance with the delegated approval under By-law 229-2000, as amended, City Council be advised that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning intends to approve the Draft Plan of Common Elements Condominium for the lands at 3879 Bloor Street West, as generally illustrated on Attachment 1 to the report (December 15, 2014) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, subject to:

 

            a.         the conditions as generally listed in Attachment 2 to the report (December 15, 2014) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, which except as otherwise noted, must be fulfilled prior to the release of the Plan of Condominium for registration; and

 

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

 

2.         City Council enact a Part Lot Control Exemption By-law with respect to the subject lands at 3879 Bloor Street West as generally illustrated on Attachment 3 to the report (December 15, 2014) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, to be prepared to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and to expire two years following enactment by City Council.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on January 13, 2015, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This application proposes a common elements condominium for a shared driveway at 3879 Bloor Street West in order to provide legal access to 15 townhouse units and to ensure shared ownership and maintenance of the common elements by the condominium corporation.

 

The requested exemption for the Part Lot Control provisions of the Planning Act is required to permit the creation of conveyable lots for the 15 residential dwellings.

 

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

 

The proposed development complies with the Official Plan and Zoning By-law. Lifting of the Part Lot Control is appropriate for the orderly development of the lands.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, regarding 3879 Bloor Street West - Draft Plan of Common Elements - Condominium and Part Lot Control Exemption Applications - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74203.pdf)


EY3.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Final Report - 1144 Islington Avenue - Draft Plan of Common Elements Condominium Application
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         In accordance with the delegated approval under By-law 229-2000, City Council be advised that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning intends to approve the Draft Plan of Common Elements Condominium, as generally illustrated on Attachment 1 to the report (December 15, 2014) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, subject to:

 

a.         the conditions as generally listed in Attachment 2 to the report (December 15, 2014) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, which except as otherwise noted, must be fulfilled prior to the release of the Plan of Condominium for registration; and

 

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

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on January 13, 2015, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This application proposes to create a common elements condominium consisting of a driveway to provide servicing and access to eleven townhouse units on lands known municipally as 1144 Islington Avenue.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the Draft Plan of Common Elements Condominium subject to conditions.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding 1144 Islington Avenue - Draft Plan of Common Elements Condominium Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74312.pdf)


EY3.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 12 

Final Report - 3-29 and 37-55 Ypres Road, 1-11 George Brownlee Court and 306B and 308A Kane Street (Formerly 55 Ypres Road) (Lots 2-11, 13-23, 25-38, 41 and 42 Plan 66M-2517) - Part Lot Control Exemption Application
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council enact a Part Lot Control Exemption By-law with respect to the subject lands at 3-29 and 37-55 Ypres Road, 1-11 George Brownlee Court and 306B and 308A Kane Street (Lots 2-11, 13-23, 25-38, 41 and 42 Plan 66M-2517) as generally illustrated on Attachment 1 to the report (December 15, 2014) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, to be prepared to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and to expire two years following enactment by City Council.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Origin
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

This application requests exemption from the Part Lot Control provisions of the Planning Act to permit the creation of reciprocal easements for 37 freehold residential lots consisting of 6 detached dwelling lots and 31 semi-detached dwelling lots in a Plan of Subdivision recently registered as Plan 66M-2517.  The subdivision consists of a total of 43 freehold residential lots and approximately 641 square metres of land for a public park fronting Scott Road and adjoining the playfield of Silverthorn Community School. 

 

The proposal complies with the Official Plan and Zoning By-law.  The lifting of Part Lot Control for a period of two years is considered appropriate for the orderly development of these lands.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of Part Lot Control Exemption.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, regarding 3-29 and 37-55 Ypres Road, 1-11 George Brownlee Court and 306B and 308A Kane Street (Formerly 55 Ypres Road) (Lots 2-11, 13-23, 25-38, 41 and 42 Plan 66M-2517) - Part Lot Control Exemption Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74221.pdf)


EY3.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 4 

Request for Direction Report - 4780 Eglinton Avenue West - Zoning By-law Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision and Site Plan Control Applications
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and other appropriate staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing for the lands at 4780 Eglinton Avenue West as necessary in support of the settlement of the appeals as outlined in the report (January 9, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, and to take the appropriate actions to implement the settlement.

 

2.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to seek instruction from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning pursuant to Chapter 415-18.1 of the Municipal Code, as amended, for the purpose of attendance at the Ontario Municipal Board with respect to related modifications to the proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision and appropriate conditions of subdivision approval, including conditions relating to site servicing.

 

3.         In the event the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) allows the appeals, in whole or in part, City Council direct the City Solicitor to request the OMB to withhold its Order on the Zoning By-law Amendment pending:           

 

a.         Receipt of confirmation from the City Solicitor that the final form of the Site Specific Zoning By-law amending the former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code is to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor. 

 

b.         The submission of a Vehicle Trip Generation Summary to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

c.         The submission of a Functional Servicing Report to the satisfaction of the Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services.

 

d.         The Owner making satisfactory arrangements with Engineering and Construction Services for the construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that upgrades are required to the infrastructure to support this development, according to the Functional Servicing Report to be accepted by the Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services.           

 

e.         The Owner entering into a Section 37 Agreement with the City for the purpose of securing community benefits as determined by the Owner, City Planning staff and the Ward Councillor.

 

4.         In the event the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) allows the appeals, in whole or in part, City Council direct the City Solicitor to request that the OMB withhold its Order on the Site Plan Control application pending the following matters being addressed:

 

a.         The Conditions of Site Plan Approval being finalized to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

b.         The applicant entering into and registering a Site Plan Agreement pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 with such Agreement to include the Conditions of Site Plan Approval.

 

5.         In the event the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) allows the appeals, in whole or in part, City Council direct the City Solicitor to request that the OMB include standard Draft Plan of Subdivision Conditions in any approval of the Draft Plan of Subdivision application to address the technical requirements of the development including among other matters, the construction of streets and services, tree protection and planting, and grading as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

6.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and any other City staff to take such actions as necessary to give effect to the Recommendations of the report (January 9, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council requested the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District to:

 

1.         Schedule, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, a community consultation meeting for the lands at 4780 Eglinton Avenue West, with notice given to landowners and residents within 240 metres of the site, to be paid for by the Applicant.

 

2.         Convene and attend a meeting with the Ward Councillor and the Applicant to discuss ongoing issues related to this development.

Origin
(January 9, 2015) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Summary

These applications propose the development of the vacant lands at 4780 Eglinton Avenue West with a fourteen block, 3 storey townhouse development containing 89 freehold units.  The proposal includes a new cul de sac public road with vehicular access from Widdicombe Hill Boulevard.

 

The original application submitted on April 8, 2014 proposed a fourteen block, 3 storey development containing 87 freehold townhouse units.  A semi-detached dwelling (2 units) was also proposed.

 

On September 12, 2014, the owner appealed the Zoning By-law Amendment and associated Draft Plan of Subdivision and Site Plan Control applications to the Ontario Municipal Board citing City Council's failure to render a decision within the time frame prescribed by the Planning Act.  A hearing date has been scheduled for March 23, 2015.

 

On December 8, 2014 the applicant submitted a revised proposal.  The new proposal contains 89 freehold 3 storey townhouse units and a public road.  The semi-detached dwelling has been removed. 

 

The purpose of this report is to obtain City Council's direction for staff to attend the upcoming Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing on the revised development proposal.  Staff are recommending that City Council support the settlement of the appeals at the OMB as outlined in this report and direct staff to attend the hearing accordingly.
Background Information (Community Council)
(January 9, 2015) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, regarding a Request for Direction Report - 4780 Eglinton Avenue West - Zoning By-law Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision and Site Plan Control Applications
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74669.pdf)

(December 15, 2014) Placeholder Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding 4780 Eglinton Avenue West - Zoning By-law Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision and Site Plan Control Applications
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74281.pdf)

Speakers

Bruce Ketcheson, Ritchie Ketcheson Hart & Biggart LLP

Communications (Community Council)
(January 12, 2015) Letter from Bruce C. Ketcheson, Ritchie Ketcheson Hart & Biggart (EY.New.EY3.5.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/comm/communicationfile-50633.pdf)


EY3.22

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 6 

Two-Way Left-Turn Only Lane - Evans Avenue between Gair Drive and a point west of Brown's Line
Bill 214 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the enactment of a two-way left-turn only lane regulation on Evans Avenue between Gair Drive and a point 96 metres west of Brown's Line.

Origin
(November 25, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain approval to designate a two-way left-turn only lane on Evans Avenue between Gair Drive and a point 96 metres west of Brown's Line.

 

As part of conditions of site plan approval for 636 Evans Avenue, a proposed townhouse development, a two-way centre left-turn lane is to be installed along Evans Avenue, east of Gair Drive.

 

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

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 25, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District, regarding Two-Way Left-Turn Only Lane - Evans Avenue between Gair Drive and a point west of Brown's Line
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-73990.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Area Map; Attachment 2 - Proposed Pavement Marking and Signage Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74008.pdf)


EY3.23

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 5 

Left Turn Prohibition - Park Lawn Road at 150 Park Lawn Road
Bill 213 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the enactment of a “No Left Turn, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday” restriction for northbound traffic on Park Lawn Road at the driveway access to 150 Park Lawn Road, approximately 145 metres south of The Queensway. 

Origin
(December 8, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the introduction of a “No Left Turn, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday” restriction for northbound traffic on Park Lawn Road at the driveway access to 150 Park Lawn Road.

 

The proposed turn prohibition is development related and all cost will be funded by the developer as part of conditions of site plan approval. Since the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Park Lawn Road, City Council approval of this report is required. TTC staff has been consulted on the matter and has not objected to the proposal.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 8, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District regarding a Left Turn Prohibition - Park Lawn Road at 150 Park Lawn Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74361.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74362.pdf)


EY3.40

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 11 

Parking Amendments - Weston Road between Sunnybrae Crescent and Bartonville Avenue West
Bill 215 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve rescinding the “One Hour Parking from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday” regulation on the west side of Weston Road between Sunnybrae Crescent and Bartonville Avenue West.

Origin
(December 9, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain approval to change the existing "One Hour Parking" regulation to "Three Hour Maximum Parking" regulation on the west side of Weston Road between Sunnybrae Crescent and Bartonville Avenue West.

 

Since the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) provides service on Weston Road, City Council approval of this report is required.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 9, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Etobicoke York District regarding Parking Amendments - Weston Road between Sunnybrae Crescent and Bartonville Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74384.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74385.pdf)


EY3.41

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 17 

Accessible Parking Spaces - Etobicoke York District - January 2015 (Non-Delegated)
Bill 212 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the installation/removal of on-street accessible parking spaces at the locations identified in Appendix A attached to the report dated December 12, 2014, from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District.

Origin
(December 12, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain approval for the installation/removal of on-street accessible parking spaces for persons with disabilities.

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on the subject streets, City Council approval of this report is required.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 12, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District, regarding Accessible Parking Spaces - Etobicoke York District - January 2015 (Non-Delegated)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74430.pdf)


EY3.43

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 17 

Appointment of Members of Council to the Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that: 

 

1.         City Council appoint Councillor Sarah Doucette to the Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel for a term of office until December 31, 2016, and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(December 12, 2014) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend Council Member appointments to the Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 12, 2014) Report from the City Clerk regarding the Appointment of Members of Council to the Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74176.pdf)


EY3.44

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 17 

Appointment of Members of Council to Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Humber and Etobicoke-Mimico Watersheds Committees
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that: 

 

1.         City Council appoint:

 

            a.         Councillor Sarah Doucette to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Humber Watershed Alliance for a term of office until December 31, 2016, and until a successor is appointed; and

 

            b.         Councillor Justin Di Ciano to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Etobicoke-Mimico Watersheds Coalition for a term of office until December 31, 2016, and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(December 12, 2014) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend Council Member appointments to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Humber Watershed Alliance and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Etobicoke-Mimico Watersheds Coalition.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 12, 2014) Report from the City Clerk regarding the Appointment of Members of Council to Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Humber and Etobicoke-Mimico Watersheds Committees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74179.pdf)


EY3.53

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 4 

Phase 1 Status Report- City Initiated Humbertown Secondary Plan Study
Communications EY3.53.1 to EY3.53.3 have been submitted on this Item
Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council determine that Phase 1 of the work is sufficient to meet its October 2013 direction to undertake a comprehensive review of the potential Humbertown Secondary Plan Area, and City Planning staff be directed to:

 

a.         Prepare a Site and Area Specific Policy for the Apartment Neighbourhoods designated land within the Study Area as described in this report and bring forward a City initiated Official Plan Amendment to implement the Site and Area Specific Policy for a Public Meeting under the Planning Act.

 

b.         Report back to Etobicoke York Community Council on the results of the work done by City staff by the first quarter of 2015.

 

c.         Prior to the preparation and introduction of the Site and Area Specific Policy, undertake a public consultation program comprised of local residents, landowners, community associations and the Ward Councillor.

Origin
(January 12, 2015) Letter from Councillor John Campbell, Ward 4, Etobicoke Centre
Summary

At its August 25th, 2014 meeting, City Council considered a report titled "Phase 1 Status Report-City Initiated Humbertown Secondary Plan Study."

 

The Planning staff report presented for the consideration of Etobicoke York Community Council provided two recommendations. Recommendation A and B. Planning staff recommended that Etobicoke York Community Council adopt Recommendation A.

 

Recommendation A directed Planning staff to prepare a Site and Area Specific Policy, which would have resulted in City Planning staff completing this study.

 

Recommendation B directed Planning staff to prepare and issue a Request for Proposals to select an external consultant to undertake the second phase of the review and to prepare a Site and Area Specific Policy.

 

By adopting Recommendation B, City Council did not support the staff recommendation. This motion recommends that Council revert back to the Site and Area Specific Policy Review (SASP) for the area.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 12, 2015) Letter from Councillor John Campbell, Ward 4, Etobicoke Centre regarding the Phase 1 Status Report- City Initiated Humbertown Secondary Plan Study
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74703.pdf)

(July 24, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding the City Initiated Humbertown Secondary Plan Study - Phase 1 Status Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74704.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(February 1, 2015) E-mail from Jeremy Skinner (CC.Main.EY3.53.1)
(February 5, 2015) E-mail from Ivana Hrabak, President, Royal York Gardens Tenants' Association (CC.Supp.EY3.53.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-51003.pdf)

(February 9, 2015) E-mail from David Cox (CC.New.EY3.53.3)

North York Community Council - Meeting 3
NY3.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 26 

Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property and Authority to Enter Into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 262 Bessborough Drive
Bill 233 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the proposed alterations, substantially in accordance with the Conservation Management Plan prepared by ERA Architects Inc. dated December 16, 2014, subject to the following conditions:

 

a.         That prior to the issuance of any heritage permit the owner shall:

 

i.          Provide full building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the Conservation Management Plan dated December 16, 2014, to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

ii.         Provide a Letter of Credit, indexed annually, in a form and amount satisfactory to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services to secure all work included in the December 16, 2014, Conservation Management Plan; and

 

b.         That prior to the issuance of a heritage permit for the alterations as set out in the report (January 5, 2015) from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division, the owner shall have an executed and registered on title a Heritage Easement Agreement with the City for the property at 262 Bessborough Drive prior to severance; and

 

c.         That prior to the release of the Letter of Credit, the owner shall provide a letter of substantial completion prepared and signed by a qualified heritage consultant confirming that the conservation work has been completed in accordance with the December 16, 2014, Conservation Management Plan and has maintained an appropriate standard of conservation, to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

2.         City Council grant authority for the execution of a Heritage Easement Agreement under Section 37 of the Ontario Heritage Act with the owner of the property at 262 Bessborough Drive.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bill in Council authorizing the entering into of a Heritage Easement Agreement for the property at 262 Bessborough Drive.

Origin
(January 5, 2015) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division
Summary

The property at 262 Bessborough Drive contains a building historically known as the Thomas G. Elgie House and is located in the Leaside community of North York.  On November 29, 2013, City Council stated its Intention to Designate 262 Bessborough Drive under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and By-law 282-2014 was enacted and passed on April 3, 2014.

 

A proposal for consent and severance refused by the Committee of Adjustment in January, 2014 was appealed by the owner to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), along with an appeal of a demolition application under the Ontario Heritage Act. An OMB hearing was held in the summer of 2014 and a mediated settlement was reached.  The settlement includes the proposed alterations that are the subject of this report.

 

This report recommends that City Council approve the proposed alterations to a heritage property and authorize entering into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the owner. As per the OMB Memorandum of Understanding, Council is required to issue a decision on these alterations by February 27, 2015, or the applicant may pursue its heritage demolition appeals at the OMB.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 5, 2015) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division on Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property and Authority to Enter Into a Heritage Easement Agreement for 262 Bessborough Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74621.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Location Map and Photo - 262 Bessborough Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74622.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Site Plan and Grading Plan - 262 Bessborough Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74601.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Streetscape Elevation and Site Section North South from (Lot 1 to Lot 3) - 262 Bessborough Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74602.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Landscape Plan - 262 Bessborough Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74603.pdf)

(December 9, 2014) Notice of Pending Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division on Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property and Authority to Enter Into a Heritage Easement Agreement for 262 Bessborough Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74604.pdf)


7a Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property and Authority to Enter Into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 262 Bessborough Drive
Origin
(January 9, 2015) Letter from Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on January 9, 2015, considered the following:

 

1.         (January 5, 2015) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division, regarding Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property and Authority to Enter Into a Heritage Easement Agreement – 262 Bessborough Drive.

 

2.         (January 9, 2015) Submission from Andrew Pruss, ERA Architects Inc. (PB.New.PB1.1.1)

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 9, 2015) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property and Authority to Enter Into a Heritage Easement Agreement -262 Bessborough Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74701.pdf)

Attachment - Submission from Andrew Pruss, ERA Architects Inc.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74702.pdf)


NY3.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

Exercise of Delegated Authority by the Chief Planner under the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 103, Heritage - Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property - 172 Finch Avenue West
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the report (December 23, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, as a Notice of Refusal was issued on November 17, 2014.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate City Staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing in support of the Chief Planner and Executive Director's refusal of the application for demolition under Section 34 of the Ontario Heritage Act for the property at 172 Finch Avenue West.

Origin
(December 11, 2014) Report from the Chief Planner & Executive Director, City Planning Division
Summary

This report is submitted to City Council to satisfy Chapter 103, Heritage, Article IX of the Municipal Act relating to delegation of authority wherein the Chief Planner and Executive Director shall report to City Council following any period of delegation with a list of applications and notices received and decisions made during the period of delegation.

 

Only one application under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act was received and the Chief Planner and Executive Director refused this application to demolish a designated heritage building at 172 Finch Avenue West under the existing delegated authority.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 23, 2014) Report from the Chief Planner & Executive Director, City Planning Division on Exercise of Delegated Authority by the Chief Planner under the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 103, Heritage - Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property - 172 Finch Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74345.pdf)


8a Exercise of Delegated Authority by the Chief Planner under the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 103, Heritage - Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property - 172 Finch Avenue West
Origin
(January 9, 2015) Letter from Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on January 9, 2015, considered a report (December 23, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, regarding Exercise of Delegated Authority by the Chief Planner under the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 103, Heritage - Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property - 172 Finch Avenue West.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 9, 2015) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on Exercise of Delegated Authority by the Chief Planner under the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 103, Heritage - Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property - 172 Finch Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74700.pdf)


NY3.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8 

Installation of Traffic Control Signals - Steeles Avenue West, approximately 350 metres west of Keele Street
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals on Steeles Avenue West, approximately 350 metres west of Keele Street.

Origin
(December 11, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, North York
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Steeles Avenue West, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to install traffic control signals on Steeles Avenue West, approximately 350 metres west of Keele Street.

 

The installation of traffic control signals on Steeles Avenue West, approximately 350 metres west of Keele Street, will address the requirements of the City of Vaughan OPA 620 and the City of Toronto, York University Secondary Plan for the development of a new north/south roadway intersecting with Steeles Avenue West and provide a safe environment for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 11, 2014) Report form the Director, Transportation Services, North York District on the Installation of Traffic Control Signals at Steeles Avenue West, approximately 350 metres west of Keele Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74340.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - 2300 Steeles Avenue West - Traffic Control Signals
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74341.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Map - 2300 Steeles Avenue West - Intersection Layout
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74342.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(January 9, 2015) Letter from Matias de Dovitiis, Dufferin Finch Business Improvement Area (Dufferin Finch BIA) (NY.New.NY3.11.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/comm/communicationfile-50641.pdf)


NY3.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8 

Traffic Control Signal - Jane Street and Hullmar Drive
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Jane Street and Hullmar Drive.

 

Origin
(December 2, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, North York District
Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Jane Street, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to install traffic control signals at the intersection of Jane Street and Hullmar Drive.

 

The installation of a traffic control signal will satisfy the request from the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) on behalf of the Black Creek Community Farm/Everdale Farm to provide a protected pedestrian crossing for the users of the farm.

 

The signalization of the intersection will not only provide pedestrian crossing protection but will also control right of way movements from the new private driveway that will be constructed on the east side of Jane Street opposite Hullmar Drive.  The proposed traffic control signal will provide a safe environment for both the existing and future vehicle and pedestrian traffic which will be generated by development in the area.

Background Information (Community Council)
Report from the Director, Transportation Services, North York District on a Traffic Control Signal on Jane Street and Hullmar Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74375.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Traffic Control Signal - Jane Street and Hullmar Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74376.pdf)


NY3.32

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 24, 25 

Designation of Fire Routes and amendment to Chapter 880 - Fire Routes - 2130 Bayview Avenue, 121 McMahon Drive, 120 Harrison Garden Boulevard, 1133 Leslie Street, 1135 Leslie Street, 1155 Leslie Street
Bill 216 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

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

 

a.         2130 Bayview Avenue

b.         121 McMahon Drive

c.         120 Harrison Garden Boulevard

d.         1133 Leslie Street

e.         1135 Leslie Street

f.          1155 Leslie Street

 

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

Origin
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services
Summary

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

 

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

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services on Designation of Fire Routes and amendment to Chapter 880 - Fire Routes - 2130 Bayview Avenue, 121 McMahon Drive, 120 Harrison Garden Boulevard, 1133 Leslie Street, 1135 Leslie Street, 1155 Leslie Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74343.pdf)

Attachment - Amendment of Chapter 880 Fire Routes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74344.pdf)


NY3.34

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34 

Recommended Candidates to the North York Community Preservation Panel
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint the candidates listed in Confidential Attachment No. 1 to the reports (December 9, 2014) and (December 18, 2014) from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division, to the North York Community Preservation Panel, effective January 2015, for a term that extends to the end of the 2014-2018 Council session, or until their successors are appointed.

 

2.         City Council remove the panel members listed in Confidential Attachment No. 2 to the report (December 9, 2014) from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division, from the North York Community Preservation Panel.

 

3.         City Council authorize the release of Confidential Attachment No. 1 to the reports (December 9, 2014) and (December 18, 2014) from the Director, Urban Design, City Planing Division, and Confidential Attachment No. 2 to the report (December 9, 2014) from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division, once it has dealt with the recommendations above.

 

Origin
(December 9, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that the North York Community Council nominate the individuals listed in confidential Attachment No. 1 to the North York Community Preservation Panel (NYCPP) for appointment by City Council and remove existing panel members listed in confidential Attachment No. 2.

 

Community preservation panels are established for each area represented by a community council.  These panels act as heritage advocates in their communities.  The community preservation panels report to the Toronto Preservation Board on local heritage matters and on issues relating to the Ontario Heritage Act.  Each panel chair occupies a seat on the Toronto Preservation Board.

 

Thirty applications to serve on the community preservation panels were received.   Six applicants volunteered to serve on the NYCPP.  All were reviewed and a list of qualified candidates was assembled.  In addition, each panel chair was asked to forward names of existing panel member who are no longer active.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 9, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division on Recommended Candidates to the North York Community Preservation Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74348.pdf)


34a Additional Recommended Candidate for the North York Community Preservation Panel
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
Origin
(December 18, 2014) Report from Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that the North York Community Council nominate the individual listed in Confidential Attachment No. 1 to the North York Community Preservation Panel (NYCPP) for appointment by City Council.

 

Due to an oversight this candidate was not listed on the Confidential Attachment to the original report entitled, Recommended Candidates for the North York Community Preservation Panel, from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division, dated December 9, 2014 and to be considered by the North York Community Council on January 13, 2015.

 

The candidate successfully completed the application process.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 18, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division on Additional Recommended Candidate for the North York Community Preservation Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74579.pdf)


NY3.35

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34 

Appointment of Members of Council to the North York Community Preservation Panel
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint Councillor Maria Augimeri and Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb to the North York Community Preservation Panel for a term of office until December 31, 2016, and/or until their successors are appointed.

 

Origin
(December 12, 2014) Report from The City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend Council Member appointments to the North York Community Preservation Panel.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 12, 2014) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment of Members of Council to the North York Community Preservation Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74294.pdf)


NY3.36

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34 

Appointment of Members of Council to Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Humber and Don Watersheds Committees
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint Councillor Maria Augimeri to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Humber Watershed Alliance for a term of office until December 31, 2016, and until a successor is appointed. 

 

2.         City Council appoint Councillor Jon Burnside to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Don Watershed Regeneration Council for a term of office until December 31, 2016, and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(December 12, 2014) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend Council Member appointments to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Humber Watershed Alliance and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Don Watershed Regeneration Council.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 12, 2014) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment of Members of Council to Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Humber and Don Watersheds Committees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74284.pdf)


NY3.46

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 15 

Final Report - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - 293 Viewmount Avenue
Bill 266 has been submitted on this Item.
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend former City of North York Zoning By-law No. 7625, for the lands at  293 Viewmount Avenue substantially in accordance with the Draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 5 to report (July 18, 2014) 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.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on January 13, 2015 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(July 18, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

This application proposes to amend the former City of North York Zoning By-law No. 7625 for a four-storey apartment building with 7 units and one level of below grade parking at 293 Viewmount Avenue.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)
(July 18, 2014) Final Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 293 Viewmount Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74454.pdf)

Speakers

Nick Saccone

Communications (Community Council)
(August 1, 2014) E-mail from Odilia Rodrigues (NY.Main.NY3.46.1)
(August 8, 2014) E-mail from Carlos Lameiro (NY.Main.NY3.46.2)
(August 11, 2014) E-mail from Joseph Figliomeni submitted by Ruth Rendon (NY.Main.NY3.46.3)
(August 11, 2014) E-mail from J. Nobrega, Wenderly Park Community Association  (NY.Main.NY3.46.4)
(August 11, 2014) E-mail from J. Nobrega, Wenderly Park Community Association (NY.Main.NY3.46.5)
(August 18, 2014) Letter from Tony Coiro (NY.Main.NY3.46.6)
(December 29, 2014) E-mail from Joseph Figliomeni submitted by Ruth Rendon (NY.New.NY3.46.7)
(January 12, 2015) E-mail from Francesco Loschiavo (NY.New.NY3.46.8)

NY3.47

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 25 

Request for Direction Report - Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications - 2655-2659 Bayview Avenue and 15 Old Colony Road
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff and other appropriate staff, to attend the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing to oppose the zoning by-law amendment and Site Plan Control applications in their current form.

 

2.         Should the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) approve the applications, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request that the OMB withholds its Order(s) approving the applications until such time as:

 

a.         The Board has been advised by the City Solicitor that the proposed zoning by-law amendment is in a form satisfactory to the City; and

 

b.         All pre-approval conditions have been met for the Site Plan Control application.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to continue discussions with the applicant to address the issues outlined in the report (December 12, 2014) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, and pursue a settlement which does not include the lands at 15 Old Colony Road.

Origin
(December 12, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
Summary

The applicant has appealed the Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control applications to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) due to Council's failure to make a decision on the applications within the time prescribed by the Planning Act. The hearing is scheduled to begin March 30, 2015.

 

This application proposes to amend former City of North York Zoning By-law 7625 and City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 to permit ten townhouse units fronting onto Bayview Avenue and two detached dwellings fronting onto Old Colony Road. The existing single-detached dwellings would be demolished.

 

This report recommends that the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff, attend the OMB hearing in opposition to the current proposal. It also recommends that staff continue to work with the applicant in an attempt to resolve the outstanding issues.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 12, 2014) Request for Direction Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications for 2655-2659 Bayview Avenue and 15 Old Colony Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74417.pdf)

Speakers

Michael Goldberg, Goldberg Group


NY3.50

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 26 

Ontario Municipal Board Hearing - Committee of Adjustment Application - 11-25 Industrial Street
The Manager and Deputy Secretary-Treasurer, Committee of Adjustment, North York District has submitted a memorandum on this Item (NY3.50a)
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to appeal the decision of the Committee of Adjustment for 11-25 Industrial Street, File No. A915/14NY.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board in support of the appeal.

 

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

North York Community Council:

 

1.         Requested the Director, Community Planning, North York District, to provide the City Clerk with the Committee of Adjustment voting records on the matter to be appended to this item for City Council's information.

Origin
(January 12, 2015) Memo from Councillor Burnside
Summary

FCHT Holdings (Ontario) Corp, the applicant for 11-25 Industrial Street, submitted an application to the North York District Committee of Adjustment for minor variances to permit a two-storey fitness centre.

 

A minor variance application is required as the proposed recreational use is not permitted by either former Town of Leaside By-law 1916 nor City of Toronto By-law 569-2013.

 

Community Planning Staff submitted a Staff Report to the Committee of Adjustment recommending refusal of the of the minor variance application. Planning believes that this should be a re-zoning application. OPA 231, as approved and modified by The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, includes policy 9 within section 2.2.4 Employment Area: Supporting Business and Employment Growth and states that:

 

"The redesignation of land from an Employment Area designation to any other designation, by way of an Official Plan Amendment, or the introduction of a use that is otherwise not permitted in an Employment Area is a conversion of land within an Employment Area and is also a removal of land from an Employment Area, and may only be permitted by way of a Municipal Comprehensive Review.  The introduction of a use that may be permitted in a General Employment Area into a Core Employment Area or the redesignation of a Core Employment Area to a General Employment Area designation is a conversion and may only be permitted by way of a Municipal Comprehensive Review."

 

The Committee of Adjustment for the City of Toronto (North District) approved the application.

 

The Councillor is requesting that the City Solicitor appeal the decision of the Committee and that City Solicitor and appropriate City staff appear at the Ontario Municipal Board hearing in support of the appeal.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 13, 2015) Memo from Councillor Burnside on Ontario Municipal Board Hearing - Committee of Adjustment Application - 11-25 Industrial Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74710.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District to the Committee of Adjustment, North York Panel on Committee of Adjustment Applications for 11-25 Industrial Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74711.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(January 13, 2015) Memorandum from the Manager and Deputy Secretary-Treasurer, Committee of Adjustment, North York District on Committee of Adjustment File A915/14NY - 11-25 Industrial Street (NY3.50a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-75666.pdf)


NY3.51

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 16 

Request for Representation at the Ontario Municipal Board - 5 Forest Wood
Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         In the event that an adjournment is granted, City Council direct the City Solicitor and the Director, Community Planning, North York District, to attend the rescheduled Ontario Municipal Board hearing for File No. A492/14 for the property at 5 Forest Wood to defend the staff's position in opposition of the requested variances to the Zoning By-law.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

North York Community Council authorized the City Solicitor and the Director, Community Planning, North York District, to attend the Ontario Municipal Board on January 26, 2015, to request an adjournment for hearing File No. A492/14 for the property at 5 Forest Wood.

Origin
(January 13, 2015) Memo from from Councillor Carmichael Greb
Summary

The applicant has constructed a three-storey accessory building (treehouse) which sits 0.78m from the south property line and the east (rear) side of the structure sits 0.87m from the rear property line.

 

The variance application went before the Committee of Adjustments on July 23, 2014, which   unanimously refused to permit the structure to remain as built.  Staff recommended that the Committee refuse the application citing the location of the existing accessory structure’s potential to create privacy issues, that it was not appropriate given that the structure is three-storeys in height and contributes to an overall lot coverage of 46.19%. On August 12, 2014 the applicant appealed the Committee’s refusal decision to the Ontario Municipal Board.  The hearing is currently scheduled for January 26, 2015.

 

This matter is very time sensitive and urgent as City Council next meets on February 10 and 11, 2015, after the January 26 hearing date. Obtaining an adjournment from the Ontario Municipal Board would allow City Council to take a position on whether to authorize the City Solicitor to attend a hearing at a later date to uphold the Committee of Adjustment’s refusal to permit as constructed, a three-storey accessory building (treehouse) located at the rear, south east portion of the subject property.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 13, 2015) Memo from Councillor Carmicheal Greb on a Request for Representation at an Ontario Municipal Board Hearing - File #: A492/14 - Property Address: 5 Forest Wood
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-74689.pdf)


Scarborough Community Council - Meeting 3
SC3.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 37 

24 Rosemount Drive - Application to Remove a Private Tree
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council deny the request for a permit to remove the privately owned Norway spruce tree at the front of 24 Rosemount Drive.

Origin
(July 17, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

This report recommends that City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) privately owned tree located in the front yard of 24 Rosemount Drive.  The applicant is requesting tree removal due to its proximity to the house and a neighbouring driveway.

 

The subject tree is a Norway spruce (Picea abies), measuring 51 cm in diameter.  This tree is healthy and in fair condition.  Urban Forestry does not support removal of this tree.

Background Information (Community Council)
(July 17, 2014) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation - 24 Rosemount Drive - Application to Remove a Private Tree
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-74202.pdf)

Speakers

Turiyan Edwin-Joseph
Parasram Mangaru


SC3.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 

Indoor and Outdoor Ice Provision and Programming, 2013-2014
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that City Council:

 

a.         Request Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff to assist in the creation of volunteer run outdoor rinks as an interim measure at the following locations:

 

-           Thomson Park;

-           MacGregor Park.

 

b.         Request the Toronto School Boards to create skating rinks at a minimum of one school per ward.

 

c.         Request Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff to meet with volunteers in the Churchill Heights community to assist in the creation of a natural ice pad using volunteer labour.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Scarborough Community Council referred the written submissions and the following recommendations to Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff for consideration in the preparation of the 20 Year Facilities Master Plan:

 

1.         That the Community Development and Recreation Committee develop a 10-year outdoor artificial ice rink strategy that would see approximately one or two artificial ice rinks built per year in Scarborough and North York with a goal of creating one additional ice rink per ward in North York and Scarborough.

 

2.         That Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff report on the economic benefit of building one or two new four-pad hockey arenas with associated library, basketball, pool, and other community amenities in Scarborough and North York.

 

3.         That Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff review the approaches that Newmarket, Markham, Mississauga, and Oshawa have taken in developing community facilities which include hockey arenas, library, basketball, pool and other community amenities.

 

Rick Powers, Director, Policy and Strategic Planning, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, gave a presentation on Indoor and Outdoor Ice Provision and Programming, 2013-2014.

Origin
(July 22, 2014) Report from the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

The purpose of this report is to respond to a Scarborough Community Council request for information on the City of Toronto indoor and outdoor ice surfaces in each of the former municipalities and the amount of free City of Toronto Drop-In skating and Drop-In shinny hockey programs by location. The report also outlines steps that will increase additional free shinny hockey in Scarborough and advises on the helmet policy at municipal ice rinks.

Background Information (Community Council)
(July 22, 2014) Report and Attachments 1-7 from the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-74224.pdf)

Presentation Information on Indoor and Outdoor Ice Provision and Programming, 2013-2014
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-74696.pdf)

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic
Scott Harrison (Submission Filed)
Asheena Rycman
Howard Ryan, President, West Hill Minor Hockey Association

Communications (Community Council)
(January 9, 2015) E-mail from Janet Humphries (SC.New.SC3.2.1)
(January 13, 2015) E-mail from Jeff Forsyth, President, Centennial Community and Recreation Association (CCRA) (SC.New.SC3.2.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/sc/comm/communicationfile-50632.pdf)

(January 13, 2015) Letter from Ron Wootton, President, Coronation Community Association of West Hill (SC.New.SC3.2.3)
(January 13, 2015) Letter from Bob Johnson (SC.New.SC3.2.4)
(January 13, 2015) Submission from Scott Harrison (SC.New.SC3.2.5)

SC3.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 

Recommended Candidates to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint the candidates listed in the confidential Attachment No. 1 of the report (December 9, 2014) from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division, to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel, effective January 2015, for a term that extends to the end of the 2014-2018 Council session, or until their successors are appointed.

 

2.         City Council authorize the release of confidential Attachment No. 1 once it has dealt with the recommendations within this staff report.

Origin
(December 9, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that the Scarborough Community Council nominate the individuals listed in confidential Attachment No. 1 of the report (December 9, 2014) from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division, to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel (SCPP) for appointment by City Council.

 

Community preservation panels are established for each area represented by a community council.  These panels act as heritage advocates in their communities.  The community preservation panels report to the Toronto Preservation Board on local heritage matters and on issues relating to the Ontario Heritage Act.  Each panel chair occupies a seat on the Toronto Preservation Board.

 

Thirty applications to serve on the community preservation panels were received.  Two applicants volunteered to serve on the SCPP.  All were reviewed and a list of qualified candidates was assembled.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 9, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Department - Recommended Candidates to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-74115.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Information on Recommended Candidates to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel

SC3.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 

Appointment of Members of Council to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint Councillor Jim Karygiannis to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel for a term of office until December 31, 2016, and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(December 12, 2014) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend Council Member appointments to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 12, 2014) Report and Attachment 1 from the City Clerk - Appointment of Members of Council to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-74198.pdf)


SC3.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 

Appointment of a Member of Council to Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Don Watershed Regeneration Council
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint Councillor Paul Ainslie to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Don Watershed Regeneration Council for a term until December 31, 2016, and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(December 12, 2014) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend Council Member appointments to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Don Watershed Regeneration Council.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 12, 2014) Report and Attachment 1 from the City Clerk - Appointment of a Member of Council to Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Don Watershed Regeneration Council
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-74199.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(January 5, 2015) E-mail from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 43 - Scarborough East (SC.New.SC3.5.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/sc/comm/communicationfile-50540.pdf)


SC3.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 41 

Remove Traffic Prohibitions - Sheppard Avenue East and Lamont Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council rescind the northbound Prohibited Turn and Compulsory Turn regulations in effect at all times at the intersection of Sheppard Avenue East and Lamont Avenue in conjunction with the activation of traffic control signals at this intersection.

Origin
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek authorization to remove the northbound left-turn and through prohibition on Lamont Avenue at Sheppard Avenue East upon activation of the new traffic control signals.  With the installation of such signals, the current sight line concerns for northbound and through vehicular movements will be mitigated.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - Remove Traffic Prohibitions - Sheppard Avenue East and Lamont Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-74222.pdf)

Location Plan - Sheppard Avenue East and Lamont Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-74223.pdf)


SC3.13

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 42 

U-Turn Prohibition - Oasis Boulevard
Bill 218 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve a north-eastbound U-turn prohibition along Oasis Boulevard from Morningside Avenue to Raponi Circle.

Origin
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Summary

The purposed of this report is to obtain approval for the installation of a U-Turn prohibition and associated signage on Oasis Boulevard between Morningside Avenue and Raponi Circle.

 

The results of a recently conducted U-Turn study indicate that the prohibition is warranted.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - U-Turn Prohibition - Oasis Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-74173.pdf)

Location Plan - Oasis Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-74174.pdf)


Toronto and East York Community Council - Meeting 3
TE3.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

Final Report - Queen-River Secondary Plan
The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has advised that a report on this Item is not required

Communication TE3.1.10 has been submitted on this Item
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adopt the Official Plan Amendment for the Queen-River Area, attached as Attachment 1 to the report (December 15, 2014) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.         City Council direct staff to use the Queen-River Secondary Plan in the evaluation of all current and new development proposals falling within its boundaries.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment as may be required.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report directly to City Council, if necessary, for its meeting on February 10, 2015, on the issues raised in the letter (January 12, 2015) from Kara Isert, President, Corktown Residents & Business Association (TE3.1.6).

 

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on January 13, 2015, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin
(December 15, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

The Queen-River Secondary Plan Area is generally bounded by Dundas Street East to the north, Queen Street East to the South, River Street to the west and Bayview Avenue to the east.

 

The majority of the Queen-River area is designated as a “Regeneration Area” in the City of Toronto’s Official Plan.  The Official Plan states that “for each Regeneration Area, a framework for development will be set out in a Secondary Plan. Development should not proceed prior to approval of a Secondary Plan”.  A Secondary Plan is needed to ensure that new development proceeds in a desirable manner and to achieve a complete community.

 

The purpose of this report is to recommend approval of the proposed Queen-River Secondary Plan and to seek authority from Council to add the Queen-River Secondary Plan to the Official Plan.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 15, 2014) Revised Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Queen-River Secondary Plan - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74409.pdf)

Speakers

Scott Barker, Architect

Communications (Community Council)
(January 6, 2015) E-mail from Scott Barker (TE.Supp.TE3.1.1)
(January 9, 2015) E-mail from Bruce Parlette (TE.Supp.TE3.1.2)
(January 12, 2015) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP, on behalf of 7LA TAS LP, owner of the property known municipally as 7 Labatt Avenue and 77 River Street (TE.Supp.TE3.1.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-50629.pdf)

(January 12, 2015) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP, on behalf of Project Don Valley Plan Inc., owner of the property known municipally as 1-25 Defries Street (TE.Supp.TE3.1.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-50630.pdf)

(January 12, 2015) E-mail from Colin Biggin (TE.Supp.TE3.1.5)
(January 12, 2015) Letter from Kara Isert, President, Corktown Residents & Business Association (TE.Supp.TE3.1.6)
(January 12, 2015) E-mail from Daniel Picheca and John Nightingale (TE.Supp.TE3.1.7)
(January 12, 2015) E-mail from Ewa Noganska (TE.Supp.TE3.1.8)
(January 12, 2015) Letter from Mark A. Piel, Dentons Canada LLP, on behalf of The Salvation Army in Canada, the owner of lands municipally known as 77 River Street. (TE.Supp.TE3.1.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-50638.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(January 23, 2015) Letter from Francesco Scolozzi (CC.Main.TE3.1.10)

TE3.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Supplementary Report - 592 Sherbourne Street and 15 Selby Street - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications
Bills 269 and 270 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

A.        City Council revise its decision of July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014, respecting TE33.10 by substituting the following in its place:

 

1.         City Council amend the Official Plan to establish a Site and Area Specific Policy for the lands at 592 Sherbourne Street (the "Sherbourne Lands") and 15 Selby Street (the "Selby Lands") substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment 4 to the report (January 5, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.         City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86, as amended, of the former City of Toronto for the lands at 592 Sherbourne Street and 15 Selby Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 5 to the report (January 5, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

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

 

4.         Before introducing the Bills for the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment to City Council for enactment, City Council shall require:

 

i.          the owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement for the property at 592 Sherbourne Street in accordance with the approved plans and drawings subject to and in accordance with the herein required Conservation Plan, all to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and the City Solicitor;

 

ii.         the owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall provide such Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant, that is consistent with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Statement for the properties located at 592 Sherbourne Street and 15 Selby Street, dated June 13, 2012 and revised March 21, 2014, and finally revised December 19, 2014, and all to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

iii.         the owner of the Selby Lands shall enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the City for the property at 15 Selby Street to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and the City Solicitor;

 

iv.        the owners of the Sherbourne Lands and the Selby Lands shall enter into one or more agreements with the City pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services to secure the matters set forth in Part 5 below and Appendix 1 of the draft Zoning By-law Amendment, attached as Attachment 5 to the report (January 5, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District;

 

v.         the owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall submit to the City a certified cheque in the amount of $4,666.51 based on the Functional Servicing Report, prepared by Odan/Detech Group dated May 21, 2014 as Cash-in-Lieu for sanitary sewer upgrades, to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

5.         City Council require that the community benefits to be provided by and at the owners' expense and secured through the Zoning By-law Amendment and the required Section 37 Agreement are as follows:

 

i.          Subject to the City having the right to elect to take the cash payment and receiving such payment as provided for in Part 5.ii. below in place of the conveyance as described:

 

a.         prior to the issuance of any foundation permit for all or any part of the Sherbourne Lands, the owner of the Selby Lands, at their expense, shall enter into an agreement of purchase and sale with the City for the conveyance to the City of the Selby Lands as is, for use as 5 affordable rental housing dwelling units with provision for maintaining tenancies of the current tenants as at the date of this Council decision, such agreement to be in a form and with content satisfactory to the City Solicitor in consultation with the Director, Affordable Housing Office and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on the following terms and conditions:

 

I.          nominal consideration;

 

II.         all closing costs, including but not limited to land transfer tax and registration fees, payable by the owner exclusive of the usual adjustments made on closing;

 

III.       assignable by the City;

 

IV.       the City assuming all existing tenancies with provision for the City to maintain tenancies for as long as such tenants remain in the existing rental units and with provision for appropriate tenant relocation and assistance, if required by the City;

 

V.        the owner providing an up-to-date survey of the property, satisfactory to the City;

 

VI.        the City obtaining a building condition assessment and a Phase 1 environmental study, both satisfactory to the City, the cost of which to be paid for by the owner (to a maximum of $10,000);

 

VII.      the property being legally zoned for multi-residential use at the time of closing;

 

VIII.     receipt by the City of the rent roll for the building, satisfactory to the City;

 

IX.        receipt by the City of estoppel certificates from all current tenants (at the time of closing) of the property, satisfactory to the City;

 

X.        the property being free and clear of encumbrances, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor; and

 

XI.       closing to be the later of 30 months from the date of the issuance of the first foundation permit for all or any part of the Sherbourne Lands and 6 months after the completion of the foundation, as determined to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, and in any event, no later than prior to the date of registration of any plan of condominium for all or any part of the Sherbourne Lands (the "Closing  Date"); and

 

b.         the owner of the Selby Lands shall complete the conveyance to the City of the property known municipally in the year 2014 as 15 Selby Street in accordance with the requirements set forth in Part 5.i.a.I. to XI. above;

 

ii.         In the event that the City, in its sole discretion, determines not to accept the conveyance of the property at 15 Selby Street provided for in Part 5.i. above, the owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall pay to the City, prior to the Closing Date the sum of $1,600,000.00 to be directed to the City’s Capital Revolving Fund for Affordable Housing, with the proviso that the funds be spent on affordable housing in Ward 27.

 

iii.        Prior to the issuance of any above-grade permit for all or any part of the Sherbourne Lands:

 

a.         the owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall make a cash contribution to the City in the total amount of $300,000.00 to be allocated as follows:

 

I.          $100,000.00 is to be allocated at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning, in consultation with the local Ward Councillor, for streetscape improvements in the vicinity of the Sherbourne Lands; and

 

II.        $200,000.00 is to be allocated to the Affordable Housing Revolving Fund, with the provision that such funds are to be used to improve the A.H. Rundle House located on the Selby Lands, if the Selby Lands are conveyed to the City as provided in Part 5.i.b.; and

 

b.         the owner shall pay for the building condition assessment  and the Phase 1 environmental study referred to in Part 5.i.a.VI. above.

 

iv.        The payment amounts in Part 5. herein to be increased by upwards indexing in accordance with the Non-Residential Construction Price Index for the Toronto CMA, reported by Statistics Canada or its successor, calculated from the date of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of each such payment to the City.

 

v.         In the event the above noted payment in Part 5.iii.a.I. has not been used for the  intended purpose set out herein within three (3) years of the date of the amending  Zoning By-law coming into full force and effect, such cash contribution may be redirected for other capital improvement purposes at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning, in consultation with the local Councillor, provided such purpose(s) are identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the Sherbourne Lands.

 

vi.        A minimum of 10% of the dwelling units in the new development at 592 Sherbourne Street shall be 2 or 3-bedroom dwelling units, with each such dwelling unit having a minimum unit size of 79 square metres.

 

vii.       Prior to Final Site Plan approval for the property at 592 Sherbourne Street:

 

a.         the owner shall provide Final Site Plan drawings, including drawings related to the approved Conservation Plan, all to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

b.         the related site specific Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments giving rise to the proposed heritage alterations shall be in full force and effect in a form and with content acceptable to City Council, as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and

 

c.         the owner shall have obtained City Council approval for the alterations pursuant to the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

viii.      Prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the property at 592 Sherbourne Street, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage building as are acceptable to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services:

 

a.         the related Zoning By-law and Official Plan amendments giving rise to the proposed alterations (the Alterations) to the property at 592 Sherbourne Street shall be in full force and effect in a form and with content acceptable to City Council, as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and including  permission for limited office uses at 15 Selby Street (in the event the City elects to take the payment  provided for in Part 5.ii. above in place of the conveyance);

 

b.         the owners shall register the agreements required in Part 4.i., iii., and iv. above being the Amending Heritage Easement Agreement on the Sherbourne Lands, the Heritage Easement agreement on the Selby Lands and the Section 37 Agreement on both the Sherbourne Lands and the Selby Lands, all to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor;

 

c.             the owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall obtain Final Site Plan Approval for the Alterations permitted by the City Council for such property, issued by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and with content acceptable to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

d.         the owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall provide full building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan, including a description of materials and finishes, to be prepared by the project architect and a qualified heritage consultant, all to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

e.         the owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall provide a Lighting Plan that describes how the C. H. Gooderham House will be sensitively illuminated to enhance its heritage character, to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of such Manager;

 

f.          the owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall provide an Interpretation Plan for 592 Sherbourne Street, to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of such Manager; and

 

g.         the  owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall provide a Letter of Credit, including provision for upwards indexing, in a form and amount and from a bank satisfactory to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan, the approved Lighting Plan and the approved Interpretation Plan.

 

ix.        Prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Part 5.viii.g. above the owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall:

 

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

 

b.         provide replacement Heritage Easement Agreement photographs for the property at 592 Sherbourne Street to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

x.         Notwithstanding the requirements of Part 5.viii.c. and d. above and in addition to the requirements of Part 5.viii.a., b., and e. to g. above, prior to the issuance of any permit for:

 

a.         the removal of the 3 and a half storey 1912 hotel addition and/or the alteration of the 3-storey rear wing, both being identified in a Heritage Impact Assessment and not identified as heritage attributes:

 

I.          a Notice of Approval Conditions for site plan approval for the alterations permitted in TE33.11 as adopted by City Council at its meeting of July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014, as revised at its meeting of February 10 and 11, 2015, shall have been issued by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

II.        the owner shall provide an acknowledgement in writing satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, acknowledging the owner's acceptance and agreement with the terms of such Notice of Approval Conditions, subject to such amendments as are satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director; and

 

III.       the owner shall provide full building permit drawings for such 3 and a half storey removal, and 3-storey rear wing alteration, including notes and specifications for the protective measures keyed to the approved conservation plan, satisfactory to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and

 

b.         shoring, excavation and/or foundation for the property at 592 Sherbourne Street (together the “Foundation Works”), including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance of the existing heritage building at 592 Sherbourne Street and other usual and minor works acceptable to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the owner shall:

 

I.          have entered into and registered the related site plan agreement for the Alterations to allow for the construction of a maximum 50-storey, and up to the specified height in metres, residential development with retail at grade within the heritage building on the lands known municipally in 2014 as 592 Sherbourne Street, including that the existing building on the 15 Selby Lands (A.H. Rundle House) be retained in situ and conserved, all to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and

 

II.         have provided full building permit drawings for the Foundation Works, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan, including a description of materials and finishes, to be prepared by the project architect and a qualified heritage consultant, all to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

xi.        Prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the Sherbourne Lands, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance of the existing heritage building at 592 Sherbourne Street and other usual and minor works acceptable to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the owner shall submit a Construction Management Plan to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the General Manager, Transportation Services, and the Chief Building Official, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, and thereafter in support of the development shall implement the plan during the course of construction. The Construction Management Plan will include, but not be limited to, details regarding size and location of construction staging areas, dates of significant concrete pouring activities, measures to ensure safety lighting does not negatively impact adjacent residences, construction vehicle parking locations, refuse storage, site security, site supervisor contact information, and any other matters deemed necessary.

 

xii.       In addition to any other timing provision in this Part 5. the owners shall have registered the agreements required  in Part 4.i., iii. and iv. above, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor prior to the coming into force of the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment authorized by Parts 1. and 2. above.

 

6.         City Council authorize the City to enter into an agreement of purchase and sale acceptable to the City Solicitor in consultation with the Director, Affordable Housing Office, the Director, Real Estate Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning for the property known in 2014 as 15 Selby Street with the owner in accordance with Part 5. i. a. above for the purpose of acquiring the property at nominal cost at the Owner's expense, to either lease or transfer it to a not-for-profit housing provider selected by the City, to be used for the purpose of providing affordable rental housing.

 

7.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the purchase transaction on behalf of the City, including establishing and amending the closing date, due diligence and any other dates and on such terms and conditions as she may from time to time consider reasonable, paying any necessary expenses, and amending and waiving terms and conditions on such terms as she considers reasonable.

 

8.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director, Real Estate Services, severally, to accept the Offer to Sell on behalf of the City.

 

9.         City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect to Council's decision.

 

10.       City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City officials to undertake a competitive process for the selection of a non-profit rental housing operator for the provision of affordable rental housing within the existing building at 15 Selby Street for a minimum period of at least 25 years, in consultation with the Ward Councillor. Affordable rental housing for these purposes shall have the same meaning as in the Toronto Official Plan.

 

11.       City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to enter into a Agreement(s) with a non-profit rental housing operator to be selected by the City for the intended purpose as set out in the report (May 27, 2014) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, entitled "592 Sherbourne Street and 15 Selby Street - Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report", the associated supplementary report (June 9, 2014), and the associated supplementary report (January 5, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, and Part 10. above.

 

12.       City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City officials to enter into the necessary agreement(s) with the approved non-profit rental housing operator for the provision of affordable rental housing within the existing building at 15 Selby Street, as set out in the Section 37 Agreement and in Part 10. above and including amongst other matters, the following requirements:

 

i.          at least 5 residential rental dwelling units to be provided and maintained for a minimum period of at least 25 years;

 

ii.          the residential rental dwelling units shall provide and maintain affordable rents that are no more than the City's Official Plan definition for affordable rental housing;

 

iii.        provision for maintaining tenancies of the existing tenants for as long as such tenants remain in the existing rental units; and

 

iv.         provision for appropriate tenant relocation and assistance, if required by the City in accordance with the City's policies and/or practice.

 

13.       City Council direct the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to provide for appropriate site plan consultation with the Ward Councillor and interested stakeholders.

 

14.       City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any related revisions to the draft by-laws as the City Solicitor determines are appropriate to give effect to Council's decision.

 

15.       City Council determine pursuant to subsection 34(17) of the Planning Act, that no further public notice is required in respect of such revisions.

 

B.        City Council revise its decision of July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014, respecting TE33.11, by deleting Part 1. of such decision and substituting the following in its place:

 

1.         City Council approve the alterations to the heritage property at 592 Sherbourne Street, in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, to allow for the construction of a maximum 50-storey, and up to the specified heights in metres shown on Map 2 to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 5 to the report (January 5, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, residential development with retail at grade within the heritage building on the lands known municipally in 2014 as 592 Sherbourne Street, provided the existing building on the 15 Selby Lands (A.H. Rundle House) is retained in situ, conserved, such property is designated, and is subject to a Heritage Easement Agreement with the City, with such alterations to the property at 592 Sherbourne Street to be substantially in accordance with plans and drawings dated June 1, 2012, revised March 20, 2014, and finally revised December 19, 2014, prepared by BKL Architecture LLC, date-stamped received by City Planning on December 19, 2014, and on file with the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA),  prepared by ERA Architects Inc., dated June 13, 2012, revised March 21, 2014 and finally revised December 19, 2014, date-stamped received by City Planning on December 19, 2014, and on file with the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, all subject to minor amendments satisfactory to the Manager of Heritage Preservation Services and all subject to and in accordance with a Conservation Plan satisfactory to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services (the "Alterations") and subject to the following additional conditions:

 

a.         that the related site specific Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment giving rise to the proposed Alterations have been enacted by the City Council and have come into full force and effect in a form and with content acceptable to the City Council, as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

b.         that prior to the introduction of the bills for such Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment to  City Council, the respective owners shall have:

 

i.          amended the existing Heritage Easement Agreement for the property at 592 Sherbourne Street in accordance with the above referenced plans and drawings and subject to and in accordance with the herein required Conservation Plan, all to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and the City Solicitor;

 

ii.         provided such Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant, is consistent with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for the properties located at 592 Sherbourne Street and 15 Selby Street, dated June 13, 2012, revised March 21, 2014 and finally revised December 19, 2014, is provided all to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, it being acknowledged that the requirement to provide an acceptable Conservation Plan has been satisfied with the submission of the Conservation Plan prepared by ERA Architects Inc., dated August 6, 2014 and revised August 18, 2014), which may be subject to such minor amendments as are satisfactory to the Manager of Heritage Preservation Services;

 

iii.        entered into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the City for the property at 15 Selby Street to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and the City Solicitor; and

 

iv.         entered into a Section 37 Agreement (pursuant to the Planning Act) to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and  the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with  the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

c.         prior to Final Site Plan approval for the Alterations for the property at 592 Sherbourne Street:

 

i.          the owner shall provide Final Site Plan drawings including drawings related to the approved Conservation Plan, all to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

ii.         the related site specific Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment giving rise to the proposed Alterations shall be in full force and effect in a form and with content acceptable to the City Council, as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

d.         prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the property at 592 Sherbourne Street, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works  for the existing heritage building as are acceptable to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services:

 

i.          the related Zoning By-law and Official Plan amendments giving rise to the proposed alterations (the Alterations) to the property at 592 Sherbourne Street shall be in full force and effect in a form and with content acceptable to City Council, as determined by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services);

 

ii.          the owners shall register the agreements required in b.i., iii., and iv. above being the Amending Heritage Easement Agreement on the Sherbourne Lands, the Heritage Easement agreement on the Selby Lands and the Section 37 Agreement on both the Sherbourne Lands and the Selby Lands, all to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor;

 

iii.        the owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall obtain Final Site Plan Approval for the Alterations permitted by the City Council for such property, issued by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and with content acceptable to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

iv.        the owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall provide full building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan, including a description of materials and finishes, to be prepared by the project architect and a qualified heritage consultant, all to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

v.         the owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall provide a Lighting Plan that describes how the C. H. Gooderham House will be sensitively illuminated to enhance its heritage character, to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of such Manager;

 

vi.        the owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall provide an Interpretation Plan for 592 Sherbourne Street, to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of such Manager; and

 

vii.       the owner of the Sherbourne Lands shall provide a Letter of Credit, including provision for upwards indexing, in a form and amount and from a bank satisfactory to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan, the approved Lighting Plan and the approved Interpretation Plan;

 

e.         notwithstanding the requirements of Part d.iii. and iv. above and in addition to the requirements of Part d.i., ii., and v. to vii. above, prior to the issuance of any permit for:

 

i.          the removal of the 3 and a half storey 1912 hotel addition and the alteration of the 3-storey rear wing, both identified in the HIA and not identified as heritage attributes, including a heritage permit or a building permit:

 

A.        a Notice of Approval Conditions for site plan approval for the Alterations shall have been issued by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

B.        the owner shall have provided an acknowledgement in writing satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, acknowledging the owner's acceptance and agreement with the terms of such Notice of Approval Conditions, subject to such amendments as are satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director; and

 

C.        the owner shall have provided full building permit drawings for such 3 and a half storey removal and 3-storey rear wing alteration, including notes and specifications for the protective measures keyed to the approved conservation plan, satisfactory to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and

 

ii.         shoring, excavation and/or foundation work for the property at 592 Sherbourne Street, (together the “Foundation Works”), including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance of the existing heritage building at 592 Sherbourne Street and other usual and minor works acceptable to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the owner shall:

 

A.        have entered into and registered the related site plan agreement for the Alterations  to allow for the construction of a maximum 50-storey, and up to the specified heights in metres shown on Map 2 to the draft Zoning By-law Amendment, attached as Attachment 5 to the report (January 5, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, residential development with retail at grade, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and

 

B.        have provided full building permit drawings for the Foundation Works, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan to be prepared by the project architect and a qualified heritage consultant, all to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

f.          prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Part d.vii. above, the owner shall:

 

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

 

ii.         provide replacement Heritage Easement Agreement photographs to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council requested the General Manager, Transportation Services to review and report back to the Toronto and East York Community Council in April 2015 on the realignment of Permit Parking Area 6P and the exclusion of the property located at 592 Sherbourne Street.

Origin
(January 5, 2015) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

City Council, at its meeting of July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014, approved with conditions an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment application for lands comprising 592 Sherbourne Street (the Sherbourne Lands) and 15 Selby Street (the Selby Lands).  The amendments were to permit a residential tower with retail at grade on the Sherbourne Street Lands, having a maximum height of not more than 49 storeys and 164.0 metres to the top of the residential floors, including a 3-storey base building with grade-related townhouse units.

 

Council also, among other matters: approved with conditions the alteration of the heritage designated C. H. Gooderham House (located on the Sherbourne Lands) under the Ontario Heritage Act; authorized the amendment of the existing Heritage Easement Agreement for such lands; and authorized the entering into of a Heritage Easement Agreement for the Selby Lands and stated its intention to designate such lands.  As part of the proposal, the C. H. Gooderham House at 592 Sherbourne Street is to be relocated closer to Sherbourne Street and will connect with the proposed residential tower.  The heritage listed AH Rundle House residential building located at 15 Selby Street is to be conserved with offices and multiple residential dwelling units being permitted uses within the existing building which currently comprises 5 rental dwelling units.  The community benefits pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act include, among other matters,  the conveyance of the Selby Lands to the City at nominal cost for the purpose of providing at least 5 affordable residential rental dwelling units on such lands, to be operated by the City or a non-profit housing provider to be selected by the City with provision for the City to elect a cash payment of $1.6 Million dollars in place of the conveyance in the event the City is not satisfied with the condition of the property.

 

Since Council considered the application, City staff have been in discussions with the applicant regarding changes to the Section 37 provisions approved by Council, primarily as it relates to the timing of the conveyance of the property at 15 Selby Street to the City.  There have also been discussions regarding some changes to the timing of certain heritage requirements to allow for the phased issuance of permits for the proposed development at 592 Sherbourne Street.

 

The applicant has also requested that the City consider two modifications to the previously approved official plan amendment and zoning by-law amendments to reduce the overall permitted maximum height in metres of the tower by 5.0 metres, from 164.0 metres to the top of the residential floors (170.6 metres to the top of the mechanical) to 159.0 metres to the top of the residential floors (165.6 metres to the top of the mechanical) and to permit the addition of one residential floor to the tower for a maximum of 50 storeys, together with the addition of the related residential gross floor area for such floor.

 

This report summarizes the changes and provides revised recommendations for City Council's consideration.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 5, 2015) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 592 Sherbourne Street and 15 Selby Street - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Supplementary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74614.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Draft Official Plan Amendment - Supplementary Report - 592 Sherbourne Street and 15 Selby Street - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74654.pdf)

Attachment 5 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment - Supplementary Report - 592 Sherbourne Street and 15 Selby Street - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74655.pdf)

(December 8, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 592 Sherbourne Street and 15 Selby Street - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Status Report - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74096.pdf)

Speakers

Cynthia MacDougall, McCarthy Tetrault


2a Request for Report on Realignment of Permit Parking Area 6P and Exclusion of the Property at 592 Sherbourne Street
Origin
(January 7, 2015) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale
Summary

City Council at its meeting of July 8, 2014, approved with conditions an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment application for a 49-storey residential tower at 592 Sherbourne Street.  Since Council considered the application, City staff have requested that the development be excluded from the 6P permit parking area to protect residents of the adjacent low rise community.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 7, 2015) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam - Request for Report on Realignment of Permit Parking Area 6P and Exclusion of the Property at 592 Sherbourne Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74681.pdf)


TE3.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 30 

777 Dundas Street East - Site Plan Application - Information Report
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive for information the report (January 5, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District regarding the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing and permit requirements regarding the Site Plan Application for the proposed car dealership at 777 Dundas Street East.

 

2.         City Council direct the City Clerk to advise the Ontario Municipal Board and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing of City Council's displeasure and concern with respect to:

 

-           the perceived procedural unfairness of the Board's early scheduling of the Board's Hearing in the Site Plan Appeal on 777 Dundas Street East and the failure of the Board to grant an adjournment of the hearing to afford City Council an opportunity to instruct the City Solicitor on the City's position on the Site Plan Approval;

 

-           an opportunity for the Ward Councillor to consult with her residents, particularly since the appeal was filed and the hearing held during the 2014 Municipal Election period; and

 

-           the time period between the receipt of the Notice of Site Plan Appeal by the City Clerk and the holding of the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing being only approximately three (3) weeks.

 

3.         City Council direct the City Clerk to advise the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change of City Council's February 22 and 23, 2010 decision to support, in principle, the addition of public lands in the Don River Valley and Humber River Valley to Ontario's Greenbelt (PE28.1).

Origin
(January 5, 2015) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This report provides an update on the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing and advises Toronto and East York Community Council on the permit requirements regarding the Site Plan Application for the proposed car dealership at 777 Dundas Street East.

 

The application proposes a 4-storey (17 metre) cantilevered automobile dealership building with retail, office and industrial uses.  The proposed building includes an office mezzanine, with three terraced showrooms on the west side.  The proposed building will have a 2-storey appearance along Dundas Street East and Carroll Street due to the decrease in grade westward, and a 4-storey appearance along the Don Valley Parkway (DVP).

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 5, 2015) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 777 Dundas Street East - Site Plan Application - Information Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74613.pdf)

(December 15, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 777 Dundas Street East - Site Plan Application - Information Report - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74339.pdf)

Speakers

Gerard Devine

Communications (Community Council)
(December 11, 2014) Letter from Adam J. Brown, Sherman Brown Dryer Gold (TE.Main.TE3.3.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-50522.pdf)


TE3.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 31 

Final Report - 2819 St. Clair Avenue East - Part Lot Control Exemption Application
Bill 265 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council enact a Part Lot Control Exemption By-law with respect to the subject lands at 2819 St. Clair Avenue East as generally illustrated on Attachment 1 to the report (December 12, 2014) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, to be prepared to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and to expire two years following enactment by City Council.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Origin
(December 12, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Summary

This application proposes to develop the site at 2819 St. Clair Avenue East with 8 live-work townhouse dwelling units.

 

The requested exemption from the Part Lot Control provisions of the Planning Act is required in order to permit the creation of conveyable lots for the 8 live-work townhouse units.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of Part Lot Control Exemption.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 12, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 2819 St. Clair Avenue East - Part Lot Control Exemption Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74220.pdf)


TE3.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 19 

Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 89-109 Niagara Street
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council state its intention to designate the property at 89-109 Niagara Street (the National Casket Company Factories) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 89-109 Niagara Street, (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment No. 3 to the report (December 31, 2014) from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division.

 

2.         If there are no objections to the designation in accordance with Section 29(6) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the bill in Council designating the properties 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 properties.

 

5.         City Council grant authority for the execution of a Heritage Easement Agreement under Section 37 of the Ontario Heritage Act with the owner of the properties at 89-109 Niagara Street.

 

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

Origin
(December 31, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 89-109 Niagara Street (the National Casket Company Factories) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value and grant authority for the City to enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the owner under Section 37 of the Ontario Heritage Act.  Located at the south-east corner of Niagara and Tecumseth Streets, 89-109 Niagara Street (entrance addresses 89-91, 95-97, 101-107 and 109 Niagara Street) is a three-to-five-storey industrial brick complex constructed between 1883 and 1887.  The property is listed on the City's Inventory of Heritage Properties.

 

Following research and evaluation, staff have determined that the property at 89-109 Niagara Street meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.  The designation of the property and the Heritage Easement Agreement would identify the property's heritage values and attributes and enable City Council to control alterations to the site, enforce heritage property standards and maintenance, and refuse demolition. 

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 31, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter in a Heritage Easement Agreement - 89-109 Niagara Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74558.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter in a Heritage Easement Agreement - 89-109 Niagara Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74559.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter in a Heritage Easement Agreement - 89-109 Niagara Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74580.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter in a Heritage Easement Agreement - 89-109 Niagara Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74581.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter in a Heritage Easement Agreement - 89-109 Niagara Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74582.pdf)

(December 9, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 89-109 Niagara Street - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74257.pdf)


5a Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter Into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 89-109 Niagara Street
Origin
(January 9, 2015) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on January 9, 2015, considered a report (December 31, 2014) from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division, regarding Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter Into a Heritage Easement Agreement – 89-109 Niagara Street.

 

Joel Farber, Fogler Rubinoff LLP, addressed the Toronto Preservation Board.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 9, 2015) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter Into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 89-109 Niagara Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74673.pdf)


TE3.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 29 

Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 14 Dewhurst Boulevard
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council include the property at 14 Dewhurst Boulevard on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

 

2.         City Council state its intention to designate the property at 14 Dewhurst Boulevard, (Temple Baptist Church) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 14 Dewhurst Boulevard (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment No. 3 to the report (December 31, 2014) from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division.

 

3.         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.

 

4.         If there are objections in accordance with Section 29(7) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council direct the City Clerk to refer the designation to the Conservation Review Board.

 

5.         If the designation is referred to the Conservation Review Board, City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to attend any hearing held by the Conservation Review Board in support of Council's decision on the designation of the property.

Origin
(December 31, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division
Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 14 Dewhurst Boulevard, (Temple Baptist Church) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value and include the property on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.  Located on the west side of Dewhurst Boulevard north of Danforth Avenue, Temple Baptist Church (recently known as Westminster Chapel) is a two-and-a-half storey brick building completed in 1913 with a large two-and-a-half storey brick extension completed in 1925.

 

Following research and evaluation, staff have determined that the property at 14 Dewhurst Boulevard meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.  The designation of the property would identify the property's heritage values and attributes and enable City Council to control alterations to the site, enforce heritage property standards and maintenance, and refuse demolition.

Background Information (Community Council)
Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 14 Dewhurst Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74583.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 14 Dewhurst Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74584.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 14 Dewhurst Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74585.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 14 Dewhurst Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74586.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 14 Dewhurst Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74587.pdf)

(December 9, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 14 Dewhurst Boulevard - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74256.pdf)

Communications (Community Council)
(January 7, 2015) Letter from Kimberly L. Beckman, Davies Howe Partners LLP, addressed to the Chair of the Toronto Preservation Board (TE.Supp.TE3.6.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-50601.pdf)

(January 12, 2015) Letter from Kimberly L. Beckman, Davies Howe Partners LLP, counsel to 14 Dewhurst Inc., owner of the property at 14 Dewhurst Boulevard (TE.Supp.TE3.6.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/comm/communicationfile-50634.pdf)


6a Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 14 Dewhurst Boulevard
Origin
(January 9, 2015) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on January 9, 2015, considered the following:

 

1.         (December 31, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Design, City Planning Division, regarding Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act – 14 Dewhurst Boulevard.

 

2.         (January 7, 2015) Letter from Kimberly L. Beckman, Davies Howe Partners LLP (PB.Supp.PB1.2.1)

 

The following persons addressed the Toronto Preservation Board:

 

Andrew Pruss, ERA Architects Inc.

Les Aylker

Councillor Mary Fragedakis

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 9, 2015) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Intention to Designate Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 14 Dewhurst Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74675.pdf)


TE3.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Application to Remove a Private Tree - 220 Rose Park Drive
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council deny the request for a permit to remove a privately owned white oak tree, located at the rear of 220 Rose Park Drive.

Origin
(July 17, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

This report requests that City Council deny the application for a permit to remove one (1) privately owned tree located at the rear of 220 Rose Park Drive. The owner is requesting removal due to its location, indicating that the tree is poorly located resulting in damage to a rear staircase and addition.

 

The subject tree is a white oak (Quercus alba) with a diameter of 89 cm measured at 1.4 metres above ground.  The tree is in good condition, both structurally and botanically. Urban Forestry does not support removal of this tree.

Background Information (Community Council)
(July 17, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation - 220 Rose Park Drive - Application to Remove a Private Tree
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-73989.pdf)

Speakers

Guita Danesh


TE3.17

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 30 

Application to Injure a Private Tree - 150 Hamilton Street
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council deny the request for a permit to injure the one (1) privately owned silver maple tree at 150 Hamilton Street.

 

2.         City Council direct the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to advise the applicant at 154 Hamilton Street, the tree owner at 150 Hamilton Street and the Riverside Area Residents Association of City Council's decision to deny the request for a permit to injure the tree, and further, to advise the owner of 154 Hamilton Street that the issuance of a building permit under the statutory obligations of the Building Code Act for the proposed construction at 154 Hamilton Street does not in any way relieve the owner from fully complying with the City's applicable tree by-law provisions pertaining to the destruction or injuring of the tree at 150 Hamilton Street.

Origin
(December 8, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

This report requests that City Council deny the application for a permit to injure one (1) privately owned tree located at the rear of 150 Hamilton Street.  The property owner of 154 Hamilton Street has submitted an application to injure this tree to accommodate the construction of a new four-storey dwelling at 154 Hamilton Street. 

 

The subject tree is a silver maple (Acer saccharinum) measuring 80 to 90 cm in diameter.  The tree is healthy and in good condition structurally and botanically.  The extensive pruning proposed does not constitute good arboricultural practices and, if approved, it is unlikely the tree will survive well over the long term.  Urban Forestry does not support injury of this tree as the extensive pruning proposed can be avoided by adjusting the location of the proposed four-storey dwelling towards Hamilton Street, in line with existing neighbouring dwellings.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 8, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation - 150 Hamilton Street - Application to Injure a Private Tree
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74012.pdf)

Speakers

Elis Lam
Linda Bourgeois, Riverside Area Residents Association

Communications (Community Council)
(January 12, 2015) Letter from Gordon Kipping, attaching an arborist report prepared by Urban Forest Innovations Inc. (TE.Supp.TE3.17.1)

TE3.18

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 31 

Application to Remove Two Private Trees - 389 Strathmore Boulevard
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council deny the request for a permit to remove the two (2) privately owned American elm trees at 389 Strathmore Boulevard.

Origin
(December 5, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

This report requests that City Council deny the application for a permit to remove two (2) private trees located in the rear 389 Strathmore Boulevard.  The application indicates the reason for removal is that the trees are too close to the foundation of the neighbour's garage and as a result the tree's structural stability is questionable.

 

The subject trees are two (2) American elms (Ulmus americana) measuring 38 cm and 36 cm in diameter.  The trees are healthy and in good condition structurally and botanically.  There is no evidence that the trees are impacting the garage on the adjacent property or that the trees are structurally unstable.  Urban Forestry does not support removal of these trees.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 5, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation - 389 Strathmore Boulevard - Application to Remove Two Private Trees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74010.pdf)

Speakers

Tim Moffat


TE3.19

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 32 

Application to Remove a City-Owned Tree - 26 Bellefair Avenue
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council deny the request for a permit to remove the one (1) City-owned hackberry tree at 26 Bellefair Avenue.

Origin
(December 5, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

This report requests that City Council deny the application for a permit to remove one (1) City-owned tree located at 26 Bellefair Avenue.  The owners are requesting removal to accommodate newly constructed porch stairs and means of egress.

 

The subject tree is a hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) measuring 9 cm in diameter.  This tree is healthy and in good condition structurally and botanically.  The new porch stairs and means of egress have already been constructed without requiring removal of the tree.  Urban Forestry does not support removal of this tree.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 5, 2014) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation - 26 Bellefair Avenue - Application to Remove a City-Owned Tree
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74011.pdf)

Speakers

Glen Hibben


TE3.30

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22 

Designation of Fire Routes and Amendment to Chapter 880 - Fire Routes - 18 Brownlow Avenue
Bill 217 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

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

 

-           18 Brownlow Avenue.

 

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

Origin
(December 5, 2014) Report from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services
Summary

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

 

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

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 5, 2014) Report from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services - Designation of Fire Routes and Amendment to Chapter 880 - Fire Routes - 18 Brownlow Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74020.pdf)

Attachment - Designation of Fire Routes and Amendment to Chapter 880 - Fire Routes - 18 Brownlow Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74021.pdf)


TE3.41

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

Construction Staging Area Time Extension - 251 King Street East
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the continuation of the closure of the sidewalk and curb lane on the south side of King Street East, between Sherbourne Street and a point 24.6 metres east of Sherbourne Street, from October 31, 2014 to March 27, 2015.

 

2.         City Council approve the continuation of the closure of the sidewalk on the east side of Sherbourne Street, between King Street East and a point 45.1 metres south of King Street East, from May 31, 2014 until March 27, 2015.

Origin
(November 24, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

King Plus Development Group Corp. is constructing an 18-storey condominium at No. 251 King Street East, on the southeast corner of King Street East and Sherbourne Street.  They need to continue to close the sidewalk and curb lane on the south side of King Street East and the sidewalk on the east side of Sherbourne Street in order to complete their work.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 24, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Construction Staging Area Time Extension - 251 King Street East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74065.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-1587 - Construction Staging Area Time Extension - 251 King Street East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74066.pdf)


TE3.44

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 32 

Construction Staging Area - 303 Kingston Road
Bill 234 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the closure of the sidewalk and curb lane on the south side of Kingston Road, between Haslett Avenue and a point 39.8 metres west of Haslett Avenue, from February 11, 2015 to July 31, 2015.

 

2.         City Council rescind the existing "No Stopping, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Mon. to Fri., except public holidays" regulation on the south side of Kingston Road, between Haslett Avenue and a point 39.8 metres west of Haslett Avenue.

 

3.         City Council rescind the existing "No Parking, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Mon. to Fri., except public holidays" regulation on the south side of Kingston Road, between Haslett Avenue and a point 39.8 metres west of Haslett Avenue.

 

4.         City Council enact a "No Stopping Anytime" regulation on the south side of Kingston Road, between Haslett Avenue and a point 39.8 metres west of Haslett Avenue.  

 

5.         City Council authorize the General Manager of Transportation Services to request the alteration and/or removal of the proposed staging area, if required, to accommodate the Pan Am festivities during the months of July and August 2015.

 

6.         City Council direct that Kingston Road be returned to its pre-construction traffic and parking regulations when the project is complete.

Origin
(December 4, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

LCL Builds Corporation is constructing a seven-storey condominium at No. 303 Kingston Road, on the southwest corner of Kingston Road and Haslett Avenue.  They need to close the sidewalk and a curb lane on the south side of Kingston Road in order to do their work.

 

LCL Builds Corporation also needs to close the sidewalk and a parking lane on the west side of Haslett Avenue.  This matter is dealt with in a companion report "Construction Staging Area - Haslett Avenue" requiring Toronto and East York Community Council approval.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 4, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Construction Staging Area - 303 Kingston Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74073.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-1603 - Construction Staging Area - 303 Kingston Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74074.pdf)


TE3.46

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 19 

Short-Term Parking - Dovercourt Road
Bill 235 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council rescind the "No Parking, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday" regulation on the east side of Dovercourt Road, from a point 87 metres north of Northumberland Street to a point 13 metres further north.

 

2.         City Council enact a "15-minute maximum time limit parking, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday" regulation on the east side of Dovercourt Road, from a point 87 metres north of Northumberland Street to a point 13 metres further north.

Origin
(November 20, 2014) Presentation from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

Transportation Services is requesting approval from City Council to amend the parking regulations fronting a daycare located at No. 823 Dovercourt Road.  The proposed changes will enhance the short-term parking opportunities for parents bringing children to the daycare and will not result in the loss of any on-street parking spaces.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 20, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Short-Term Parking - Dovercourt Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74069.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-1576 - Short-Term Parking - Dovercourt Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74070.pdf)


TE3.55

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 30, 32 

Installation of On-Street Accessible Parking Spaces - January 2015 (Non-Delegated)
Bill 236 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the installation of on-street accessible parking spaces at the locations identified in Appendix A attached to the report (December 3, 2014) from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District.

Origin
(December 3, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain approval for the installation of on-street accessible parking spaces for persons with disabilities.

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on the subject streets, City Council approval of this report is required.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 3, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York Community Council - Installation of On-Street Accessible Parking Spaces - January 2015
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74151.pdf)


TE3.59

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 30 

Standing Prohibition - Commissioners Street
Bill 237 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

           

1.         City Council prohibit standing on the north side of Commissioners Street between a point 186 metres east of Carlaw Avenue and a point 15 metres further east.

Origin
(December 5, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

Transportation Services is seeking authority from City Council to prohibit standing on the north side of Commissioner Street, between a point 186 metres east of Carlaw Avenue and a point 15 metres further east.  The prohibition will enhance sight lines for drivers exiting the Toronto Hydro parking garage driveway, it will however result in the loss of one parking space.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 5, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Standing Prohibition - Commissioners Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74067.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-1614 - Standing Prohibition - Commissioners Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74068.pdf)


TE3.61

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22 

School Speed Zone - Avenue Road, in the Vicinity of Brown Junior Public School
Bill 238 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council designate a School Speed Zone on Avenue Road, between a point approximately 30 metres south of Balmoral Avenue and a point approximately 30 metres north of Lynwood Avenue.

Origin
(November 28, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain approval for the designation of a School Speed Zone on Avenue Road in the vicinity of Brown Junior Public School, located at No. 454 Avenue Road.  It is proposed that during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, the speed limit on this section of Avenue Road would be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h and motorists would be alerted by flashing beacons on both sides of a sign placed upstream in both directions.

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates bus service on this section of Avenue Road, City Council approval of this report is required.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 28, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - School Speed Zone - Avenue Road, in the Vicinity of Brown Junior Public School
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74160.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-1589 - School Speed Zone - Avenue Road, in the Vicinity of Brown Junior Public School
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74180.pdf)


TE3.62

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22 

Requested Speed Limit Reduction - Oriole Parkway
Bill 239 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the reduction of the speed limit from 50 km/h 40 km/h on Oriole Parkway, between Lonsdale Road and Oxton Avenue in conjunction with the implementation of painted curb lane edge lines and the corresponding reduction of the northbound/southbound lane widths.

 

2.         City Council approve the reduction of the speed limit from 50 km/h 40 km/h on Lonsdale Road, between Avenue Road and Oriole Parkway.

Origin
(December 2, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

Toronto and East York Community Council at its meeting on August 12, 2014, directed Transportation Services to report back to Council with any regulation changes, improvements to road design, or road design options that could be considered on Oriole Parkway as a measure to potentially reduce the speed of traffic and make viable the reduction of the speed limit to 40 km/h.

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates bus service on this section of Oriole Parkway, City Council approval of this report is required.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 2, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Requested Speed Limit Reduction - Oriole Parkway
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74026.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-1577 - Requested Speed Limit Reduction - Oriole Parkway
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74027.pdf)


TE3.64

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 29 

Speed Limit Reduction - Donlands Avenue
Bill 240 has been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council reduce the existing 50 km/h speed limit on Donlands Avenue, between Milverton Boulevard and Mortimer Avenue, to 40 km/h.

 

2.         City Council reduce the existing 50 km/h speed limit on Donlands Avenue, between Plains Road and Millwood Road/Pape Avenue, to 40 km/h.

Origin
(December 11, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

Transportation Services is requesting approval from City Council to reduce the existing speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on Donlands Avenue, between Milverton Boulevard and Mortimer Avenue, and between Plains Road and Millwood Road/Pape Avenue.

 

To address resident concerns, Transportation Services staff reviewed a request for a 40 km/h speed limit on Donlands Avenue.  

 

Our assessment indicates that the more appropriate speed limit on Donlands Avenue would be 40 km/h.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 11, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Speed Limit Reduction - Donlands Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74282.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-1626 - Speed Limit Reduction - Donlands Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74283.pdf)


TE3.70

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 30 

Review of Traffic Control Signals - Broadview Avenue and Bridgepoint Drive
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council defer the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Broadview Avenue and Bridgepoint Drive at this time.

 

2.         City Council direct Transportation Services to monitor the intersection of Broadview Avenue and proposed Bridgepoint Drive at six-month intervals commencing once Bridgepoint Drive and Blue Rodeo Way have been dedicated for public highway purposes and to report back jointly with Engineering and Construction Services to the Toronto and East York Community Council with the findings and recommendations in the context of the subdivision agreement between the City, Bridgepoint Health and Bridgepoint Hospital, following any monitoring cycle which indicates that signals are warranted and, in any case, after four (4) monitoring cycles.

 

3.         City Council authorize and direct appropriate City officials to take such actions as are necessary to implement the foregoing, including proceeding with acceptance and dedication of Bridgepoint Drive and Blue Rodeo Way as appropriate.

Origin
(November 6, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

Transportation Services has reviewed the need for traffic control signals at the intersection of Broadview Avenue and Bridgepoint Drive, as directed by Toronto and East York Community Council at its meeting of August 12, 2014.

 

Based on recent traffic studies completed by the City under current conditions where Bridgepoint Hospital is open and the internal road network partially operational, it has been determined that traffic control signals at the intersection of Broadview Avenue and Bridgepoint Drive are not warranted at this time and deferral of installation is recommended.  The existing stop control for Bridgepoint Drive at the intersection is acceptable at this time.

 

However, staff also recommend that once all the roads within the Bridgepoint lands are open to the public another traffic study be done at the intersection.  If traffic signals are not warranted at that time, studies should be completed every six months until development of the first block within the Bridgepoint Hospital campus commences, at which time, it is recommended that the signals be installed.

Background Information (Community Council)
(November 6, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Review of Traffic Control Signals - Broadview Avenue and Bridgepoint Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74002.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-1557 - Review of Traffic Control Signals - Broadview Avenue and Bridgepoint Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74003.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-1560 - Review of Traffic Control Signals - Broadview Avenue and Bridgepoint Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74004.pdf)


70a Traffic Control Signals - Broadview Avenue and Bridgepoint Drive
Origin
(July 8, 2014) Letter from City Council
Summary

City Council on July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014, referred Item TE33.79 to the August 12, 2014 meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council for further consideration.

 

Transportation Services is seeking authority from City Council to install traffic control signals at the intersection of Broadview Avenue and Bridgepoint Drive and prohibit traffic movements through the intersection to Victor Avenue, which is off-set approximately 15 metres north of Bridgepoint Drive.

 

The installation of traffic control signals at this location will satisfy conditions of site plan approval for the Bridgepoint Hospital redevelopment while providing a safe environment for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

 

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates streetcar service on Broadview Avenue.

Background Information (Community Council)
(July 8, 2014) Letter from City Council - Traffic Control Signals - Broadview Avenue and Bridgepoint Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74005.pdf)

(June 2, 2014) Report from the Director, Transportation Services - Traffic Control Signals - Broadview Avenue and Bridgepoint Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74006.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-1026 - Traffic Control Signals - Broadview Avenue and Bridgepoint Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74007.pdf)


TE3.88

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 

Appointment of Members of Council to the Toronto and East York Community Preservation Panel
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint Councillor Cressy and Councillor Fletcher to the Toronto and East York Community Preservation Panel for a term of office until December 31, 2016, and until their successors are appointed.

Origin
(December 12, 2014) Report from the City Clerk
Summary
The purpose of this report is to recommend Council Member appointments to the Toronto and East York Community Preservation Panel.
Background Information (Community Council)
(December 12, 2014) Report from the City Clerk - Appointment of Members of Council to Toronto and East York Community Preservation Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74170.pdf)


TE3.89

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 

Appointment of Members of Council to Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Humber and Don Watershed Regeneration Committees
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint:

 

a.         Councillor Perks to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Humber Watershed Alliance for a term of office until December 31, 2016, and until a successor is appointed.

 

b.         Councillor Davis to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Don Watershed Regeneration Council for a term of office until December 31, 2016, and until a successor is appointed.

Origin
(December 12, 2014) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend Council Member appointments to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Humber Watershed Alliance and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Don Watershed Regeneration Council.

Background Information (Community Council)
(December 12, 2014) Report from the City Clerk - Appointment of Members of Council to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Humber and Don Watershed Regeneration Committees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74196.pdf)


TE3.90

ACTION 

 

 

 

Endorsement of Events for Liquor Licensing Purposes
Communications TE3.90.13 to TE3.90.17 have been submitted on this Item
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

A.        City Council advise the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario that it has no objection, for liquor licensing purposes, to the following requests, noting that applicants are required to comply with other applicable By-laws and to obtain the necessary permits for any patio areas extending into the City's right of way:

 

1.         Temporary liquor licence/patio extension for the outdoor flat concrete patio area and adjacent portions of the private parking lot during the Ideacity Closing Night Party to be held on Friday, June 19, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., at 64 Jefferson Avenue.

 

2.         Various Honda Indy Toronto events to take place from June 8, 2015 to June 14, 2015, with beer gardens/liquor licence/patio extensions, including, but not limited to, the following events:

 

Monday June 8, 2015 - Honda Indy Toronto Opens the TSX -

8:00 a.m. to noon at the Toronto Stock Exchange

 

Tuesday June 9, 2015 - Honda Indy Toronto IndyFest Promotion -

10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., location to be determined

 

Wednesday June 10, 2015 - Honda Indy Toronto IndyFest Promotion-

10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., location to be determined

 

Thursday June 11, 2015 - Honda Indy Toronto Street Party -

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Entertainment District

 

Thursday,  June 11, 2015 - Honda Indy Toronto Drivers’ VIP Party -

6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Hunter's Landing, 82 Fort York Boulevard.

 

June 12, 13, and 14, 2015 - Honda Indy Toronto -

8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. each day, Exhibition Place 

To include a minimum of six (6) licensed beer gardens and hawking beer sales throughout the grandstands and grounds or an all site licence as approved by the AGCO.

 

3.         Temporary liquor licence/patio extensions for the following establishments participating in The Barilla Taste of Little Italy, and for licensed areas and beverage gardens during the event to be held on College Street between Bathurst Street and Shaw Street (with road closures) on Friday, June 19, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., and Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.:

 

No One Writes to the Colonel, 460 College Street

Bar Negroni, 466 College Street

La Carnita, 501 College Street

Bar Raval, 505 College Street

Mullins, 537 College Street

Perla, 539 College Street

Kalendar, 546 College Street

Magnolia Fine Foods, 548 College Street

The MidTown, 552 College Street

Duffs, 558 College Street

Neck of the Woods, 559 College Street

Weldon Park, 569 College Street

Collison, 573 College Street

College St Bar, 574 College Street

Burrito Boys, 575 College Street

Sidecar, 577 College Street

Bar Italia, 582 College Street

Pown Boy, 583 College Street

Riva, 584 College Street

Johnny Jackson, 587 College Street

Frank’s Kitchen, 588 College Street

Mad Italia Gelato, 589 College Street

Trattoria Taverniti, 591 College Street

Trattoria Giancarlo, 593 College Street

Sotto Voce, 595 College Street

Café Dip, 594 College Street

L’anglo De Pinocchio, 596 College Street

Capitol Café, 597 College Street

Hapa Izakaya, 602 College Street

Playful Grounds, 605 College Street

Wild Indigo, 607 College Street

Sutra Lounge, 612 College Street

La Forchetta, 613 College Street

Bar and Kitchen, 614 College Street

Wilson 96, 615 College Street

Hogtown, 633 College Street

Sashmi Island, 635 College Street

Souz Dal, 636 College Street

Urban Thai, 638 College Street

Marinella, 640 College Street

Grotto,  647 College Street

Eat My Martini, 648 College Street

Magic Sushi, 650 College Street

Darwin Restaurant, 651 College Street

Golden Wheat, 652 College Street

Li’ly Restaurant, 656 College Street

Bella Vista, 660 College Street

Vivoli, 665 College Street

Standard Café, 667 College Street

Touche, 669 College Street

Sushi Bon, 679 College Street

Ryoji, 690-692 College Street

Churrosqueira De Sardinha, 707 College Street

Sicilian Sidewalk, 712 College Street

easy Restaurant, 713 College Street

Crawford, 718 College Street

Il Gatto Nero, 720 College Street

Mod Club, 722 College Street

 

B.        City Council approve the following road closures:

 

1.         College Street from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street during The Barilla Taste of Little Italy to be held from Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21, 2015.

 

2.         Hayter Street (outside between College Park and Aura Condominiums) from February 23-28, 2015 for the Men's Fashion Winter Wonderland event, as part of the Toronto Men's Fashion Week taking place from February 23-March 3, 2015 at College Park, 444 Yonge Street. 

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

A.        Under its delegated authority, declared the following to be events of municipal significance for liquor licensing purposes:

 

1.         Happy Birthday Toronto to be held on March 6, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., at the Steam Whistle Brewery, John Street Roundhouse.

 

2.          Ideacity Closing Night Party to be held on Friday, June 19, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., at 64 Jefferson Avenue.

 

3.         The Artist Project to be held from February 19 to 22, 2015, at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

4.         2015 Toronto Taste, to be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Corus Quay, 25 Dockside Road from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

 

5.         2015 Pride Toronto event to be held from June 19, 2015 to June 28, 2015, with all major events and road closures to take place on the weekend of June 26, 2015 until June 28, 2015.

 

6.         The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies: Bevy 0012 event to be held on January 30, 2015 at Sketch in the Lower Level Studio, 180 Shaw Street, Suite 201, Toronto from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

 

7.         North by Northeast Music and Film Festival and Conference to be held from June 17 to 21, 2015 (through to 4:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015) at various venues in downtown Toronto; and noting that the request for 4:00 a.m. extensions for various venues during the Festival will be submitted at a later date.

 

8.         Various Honda Indy Toronto events to take place from June 8, 2015 to June 14, 2015, including, but not limited to, the following events:

 

Monday June 8, 2015 - Honda Indy Toronto Opens the TSX -

8:00 a.m. to noon at the Toronto Stock Exchange

 

Tuesday June 9, 2015 - Honda Indy Toronto IndyFest Promotion -

10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., location to be determined

 

Wednesday June 10, 2015 - Honda Indy Toronto IndyFest Promotion-

10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., location to be determined

 

Thursday June 11, 2015 - Honda Indy Toronto Street Party -

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Entertainment District

 

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - Honda Indy Toronto Drivers’ VIP Party -

6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Hunter's Landing, 82 Fort York Boulevard.

 

June 12, 13, and 14, 2015 - Honda Indy Toronto -

8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. each day, Exhibition Place 

To include a minimum of six (6) licensed beer gardens and hawking beer sales throughout the grandstands and grounds or an all site licence as approved by the AGCO.

 

9.         The Barilla Taste of Little Italy, on College Street between Bathurst Street and Shaw Street, to be held on:

 

Friday, June 19, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.,

Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., and

Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

 

10.       Wanderlust 108 Toronto event to take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Olympic Islands Park, Toronto.

 

11.       Toronto Men's Fashion Week and a Men's Fashion Winter Wonderland from February 23 to March 3, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to midnight each day, inside College Park, 444 Yonge Street, and an activation on Hayter Street (outside between College Park and Aura Condominiums) to hold the Winter Wonderland initiative from February 23-28, 2015., with necessary road closure.

 

B.        Deferred consideration of the letter (December 10, 2014) from Les Murray respecting The Chef Events Kitchen and George Brown College Chefs' House event to be held on May 28, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and the request for a partial closure of a section of Frederick Street at the south-east corner of King Street East and Frederick Street, until its next meeting to be held on February 18, 2015.

Summary

Seeking endorsement of events for Liquor Licensing Purposes.

Communications (Community Council)
(September 10, 2014) Letter from Micayla Doria, Founder and Director, 181 Toronto, requesting that Happy Birthday Toronto to be held on March 6, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., at the Steam Whistle Brewery, John Street Roundhouse, be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Main.TE3.90.1)
(December 5, 2014) Letter from Richard Robertson, Ideacity (ZoomerMedia), requesting that the Ideacity Closing Night Party to be held on Friday, June 19, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., at 64 Jefferson Avenue, be declared an event of municipal significance; and requesting approval of a temporary liquor licence/patio extension for the outdoor flat concrete patio area and adjacent portions of the private parking lot during the event (TE.Main.TE3.90.2)
(December 9, 2014) Letter from Deborah Fursey, Operations Coordinator, Informa Canada, requesting that The Artist Project to be held from February 19 to 22, 2015, at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Main.TE3.90.3)
(December 9, 2014) Letter from Nancy Mastrocola, Special Events Manager, Second Harvest, requesting that the 2015 Toronto Taste, to be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Corus Quay, 25 Dockside Road from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., be declared an event of municipal significance (TE.Main.TE3.90.4)
(December 12, 2014) Letter from Jaime Martino, Director of Operations, Pride Toronto, requesting that the 2015 Pride Toronto event to be held from June 19, 2015 to June 28, 2015, with all major events and road closures to take place on the weekend of June 26, 2015 until June 28, 2015, be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Main.TE3.90.5)
(December 19, 2014) Letter from Jaime Dobbs requesting that The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies: Bevy 0012 event to be held on January 30, 2015 at Sketch in the Lower Level Studio, 180 Shaw Street, Suite 201, Toronto from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Supp.TE3.90.6)
(December 18, 2014) Letter from Sara Peel, Managing Director, requesting that the North by Northeast Music and Film Festival and Conference to be held from June 17 to 21, 2015 (through to 4:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015), be declared an event of municipal significance; and noting that the request for 4:00 a.m. extensions for various venues during the Festival will be submitted at a later date. (TE.Supp.TE3.90.7)
(December 10, 2014) Letter from Les Murray, on behalf of Jodi Sellers, Chef Events Kitchen, requesting that The Chef Events Kitchen and George Brown College Chefs' House event to be held on May 28, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at 215 King Street East, be declared an event of municipal significance; and requesting a partial closure of a section of Frederick Street, at the corner of King Street East and Frederick Street for the service of food and beer during this event. (TE.Supp.TE3.90.8)
(January 7, 2015) Letter from Charlie Johnstone, President requesting that the various Honda Indy Toronto events to take place from June 8, 2015 to June 14, 2015, at various locations and times, as outlined in the letter from Mr. Johnstone, be declared an event of municipal significance; and requesting approval of beer gardens/liquor licence/patio extensions during the various events. (TE.Supp.TE3.90.9)
(January 7, 2015) E-mail from C.J. Graham-Nutter, requesting that The Barilla Taste of Little Italy, to be held on Friday, June 19, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., and Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., be declared an event of municipal significance; requesting approval of beverage gardens and extensions for the venues listed in the attachment to the letter. (TE.Supp.TE3.90.10)
(January 8, 2015) Letter from Olivia Ootes, The Feldman Agency, requesting that the Wanderlust 108 Toronto event to take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Olympic Islands Park, Toronto, be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Supp.TE3.90.11)
(January 10, 2015) Letter from Jeff Rustia requesting that Toronto Men's Fashion Week and a Men's Fashion Winter Wonderland from, February 23 to March 3, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to midnight each day, inside College Park, 444 Yonge Street, and an activation on Hayter Street to hold the Winter Wonderland initiative from February 23-28, 2015, be declared an event of municipal significance; and requesting approval of the road closure on Hayter Street from February 23-28, 2015 for the Men's Fashion Winter Wonderland event. (TE.Supp.TE3.90.12)
Communications (City Council)
(January 14, 2015) Submission from Cheryl MacIver, Music Programmer, North by Northeast providing a list of venues requesting a liquor licence extension to 4:00 a.m. for the North by Northeast Music and Film Festival and Conference from June 17, 2015 to June 22, 2015.  (CC.Main.TE3.90.13)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-50825.pdf)

(January 15, 2015) E-mail from Jeannie Reid, Director, Music City North, requesting a liqour licence extension until 4:00 a.m. for venues taking part in the Soundtrack of Queen Street festival to be held on March 19, 2015 to March 22, 2015. (CC.Main.TE3.90.14)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-50826.pdf)

(January 22, 2015) Fax from Andy Dunn, Manager, Fynn's of Temple Bar Pub & Restaurant, requesting a temporary liquor licence extension for their annual St. Patrick's Day 2015 event from 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015 to Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 2:00 a.m. on the parking lot property surrounding its establishment at 489 King Street West. (CC.Main.TE3.90.15)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-50827.pdf)

(February 6, 2015) Submission from Cheryl MacIver, Music Programmer, North by Northeast providing a revised list of venues requesting a liquor licence extension to 4:00 a.m. for the North by Northeast Music and Film Festival and Conference from June 17, 2015 to June 22, 2015.  (CC.Supp.TE3.90.16)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-51058.pdf)

(February 11, 2015) Submission from Cheryl MacIver, Music Programmer, North by Northeast providing a further revised list of venues requesting a liquor licence extension to 4:00 a.m. for the North by Northeast Music and Film Festival and Conference from June 17, 2015 to June 22, 2015.  (CC.New.TE3.90.17)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-51128.pdf)


TE3.95

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

Road and Sidewalk Alterations - Front Street East
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the road and sidewalk alteration on the south side of Front Street East, between Yonge Street and Scott Street, generally as shown on Drawing No. 421G-1609 dated December 2014, attached to the January 12, 2015, report, entitled "Road and Sidewalk Alterations - Front Street East", from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District.

Origin
(January 12, 2015) Report from Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Summary

As a result of the proposed revitalization of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts to upgrade and restore the sidewalk and pavers on the exterior of the Sony Centre,   Transportation Services is seeking authority from City Council to alter the road and sidewalk on the south side of Front Street East, between Yonge Street and Scott Street, to improve the pedestrian environment.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 12, 2015) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Road and Sidewalk Alterations - Front Street East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74686.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-1649 - Road and Sidewalk Alterations - Front Street East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74687.pdf)


TE3.96

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 22 

Parking Amendments on the West Side of Yonge Street, Between Woodlawn Avenue West and Birch Avenue
Communication TE3.96.2 has been submitted on this Item.

Bills 244 and 245 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council rescind the existing no stopping at all times on the west side of Yonge Street, between Birch Avenue and Woodlawn Avenue West, in effect 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays.

 

2.         City Council rescind the existing no parking regulation on the west side of Yonge Street, between Woodlawn Avenue West and a point 35.4 metres south of Birch Avenue, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

 

3.         City Council rescind the existing Pay-and-Display parking on the west side of Yonge Street, between Woodlawn Avenue West and a point 35.4 metres south of Birch Avenue, in effect 7:00 p.m. to Midnight, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to Midnight on Saturdays, and from 1:00 p.m. to Midnight on Sundays, for a maximum period of six hours at a rate of $2.50 per hour.

 

4.         City Council prohibit parking at all times on the west side of Yonge Street, between Woodlawn Avenue West and a point 35.4 metres south of Birch Avenue.

 

5.         City Council prohibit stopping on the west side of Yonge Street, between Woodlawn Avenue West and a point 35.4 metres south of Birch Avenue from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Monday to Friday.

 

6.         City Council prohibit standing on the west side of Yonge Street, between Woodlawn Avenue West and a point 35.4 metres south of Birch Avenue from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Origin
(January 12, 2015) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22, St. Paul's
Summary

In July 2013, Council approved TE25.79: Parking Amendments - Yonge Street, between Crescent Road and Woodlawn Avenue, to permit off-peak Pay-and-Display parking on both sides of this section of Yonge Street on weekday evenings and weekends. These parking amendments largely pertain to Ward 27; however, a small section of the affected area on the west side of Yonge Street is located in Ward 22.

 

Immediately following the installation of Pay-and-Display parking signage in November 2014, I received a significant amount of correspondence from my constituents all of whom are opposed to the new parking provisions.  Issues raised by residents include cycling safety hazards such as ‘dooring’, increased traffic congestion, sight line impediments and merchant parking on residential streets adjacent to Yonge in order to avoid Pay-and-Display parking fees.

 

It is very clear to me that many Ward 22 residents do not support this change. As a result, I believe it is important to reflect those residents’ concerns and take action by rescinding the parking amendments, where they directly impact that portion of Yonge Street within Ward 22.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 12, 2015) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow - Parking Amendments on the West Side of Yonge Street, Between Woodlawn Avenue West and Birch Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74705.pdf)

Speakers

Kenneth Brown (Submission Filed)

Communications (Community Council)
(January 13, 2015) Submission from Kenneth Brown (TE.Supp.TE3.96.1)
Communications (City Council)
(February 8, 2015) E-mail from John Taranu, Secretary, on behalf of Martin Myers, President, Deer Park Residents Group (CC.Supp.TE3.96.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-51082.pdf)


TE3.97

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Parking Amendments - Yonge Street Between Crescent Road and Woodlawn Avenue
Communications TE3.97.3 and TE3.97.4 have been submitted on this Item.
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council rescind the existing No Parking Anytime prohibition on the west side of Yonge Street, between Woodlawn Avenue West and Glen Elm Avenue.

 

2.         City Council rescind the existing No Parking Anytime prohibition on the east side of Yonge Street, between Woodlawn Avenue East and Lawton Boulevard.

 

3.         City Council rescind the existing No Stopping 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays prohibition on the west side of Yonge Street, between Woodlawn Avenue West and a point 54 metres south of Chaplin Crescent.

 

4.         City Council rescind the existing No Stopping 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays prohibition on the east side of Yonge Street, between Woodlawn Avenue East and a point 21 metres south of Balliol Street.

 

5.         City Council rescind the existing No Stopping 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays prohibition on the west side of Yonge Street, between Birch Avenue and Woodlawn Avenue West.

 

6.         City Council rescind the existing No Stopping 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays on the east side of Yonge Street, between Shaftesbury Avenue and Woodlawn Avenue East.

 

7.         City Council rescind the existing No Standing 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday to Friday prohibition on the west side of Yonge Street, between Woodlawn Avenue West and Heath Street West.

 

8.         City Council rescind the existing No Standing 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday to Friday prohibition on the east side of Yonge Street, between Woodlawn Avenue East and Heath Street East.

 

9.         City Council rescind the existing No Parking 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday prohibition on the west side of Yonge Street, between Crescent Road and Woodlawn Avenue West.

 

10.       City Council rescind the existing No Parking 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

on the east side of Yonge Street, between Crescent Road and Woodlawn Avenue East.

 

11.       City Council rescind the existing Pay-and-Display parking on the west side of Yonge Street, between Crescent Road and Woodlawn Avenue West, from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight, Monday to Friday, for a maximum period of 5.5 hours at a rate of $2.50 per hour, and from 8:00 a.m. to Midnight on Saturdays, and 1:00 p.m. to Midnight on Sundays, for a maximum period of six hours at a rate of $2.50 per hour.

 

12.       City Council rescind the existing Pay-and-Display parking on the east side of Yonge Street, between Crescent Road and Woodlawn Avenue East, from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight, Monday to Friday, for a maximum period of 5.5 hours at a rate of $2.50 per hour, and from 8:00 a.m. to Midnight on Saturdays, and 1:00 p.m. to Midnight on Sundays, for a maximum period of six hours at a rate of $2.50 per hour.

 

13.       City Council prohibit parking at all times on the west side of Yonge Street, between Scrivener Square and Glen Elm Avenue.

 

14.       City Council prohibit parking at all times on the  east side of Yonge Street, between Scrivener Square and Lawton Boulevard.

 

15.       City Council prohibit stopping from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays on the west side of Yonge Street, between Woodlawn Avenue West and a point 35.4 metres south of Birch Avenue.

 

16.       City Council prohibit stopping from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays on the east side of Yonge Street, between Shaftesbury Avenue and a point 21 metres south of Balliol Street.

 

17.       City Council prohibit standing from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday to Friday on the west side of Yonge Street, between Heath Street West and a point 35.4 metres south of Birch Avenue.

 

18.       City Council prohibit standing from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday to Friday on the east side of Yonge Street, between Heath Street East and a point 35.4 metres south of Birch Avenue.

 

19.       City Council prohibit parking from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday on the west side of Yonge Street, between Crescent Road and Scrivener Square.

 

20.       City Council prohibit parking on the east side of Yonge Street, between Crescent Road and Scrivener Square from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

 

21.       City Council allow Pay-and-Display parking on the west side of Yonge Street, between Crescent Road and Scrivener Square, from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight, Monday to Friday, for a maximum period of 5.5 hours at a rate of $2.50 per hour, and from 8:00 a.m. to Midnight on Saturdays, and 1:00 p.m. to Midnight on Sundays, for a maximum period of six hours at a rate of $2.50 per hour.

 

22.       City Council allow Pay-and-Display parking on the east side of Yonge Street, between Crescent Road and Scrivener Square, from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight, Monday to Friday, for a maximum period of 5.5 hours at a rate of $2.50 per hour, and from 8:00 a.m. to Midnight on Saturdays, and 1:00 p.m. to Midnight on Sundays, for a maximum period of six hours at a rate of $2.50 per hour.

 

23        City Council prohibit stopping from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays on the west side of Yonge Street, between Woodlawn Avenue West and Chaplin Crescent.

 

24.       City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to review and report back to Toronto and East York Community Council in September of 2015 on the impacts of on street parking on Yonge Street between Crescent Road and Scrivener Square to all users of the right of way, including pedestrians, motorists, cyclists, TTC, and deliveries.

Origin
(January 7, 2015) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale
Summary

City Council at its meeting of July 16, 2013, amended the parking regulations on both sides of Yonge Street, between Crescent Road and Woodlawn Avenue to allow parking during the evening off-peak periods and on Saturdays and Sundays.  

 

Since Council considered the amendment, I have been contacted by community members with concerns about the impacts these changes will have, particularly with regards to pedestrian and cyclist safety.  After further consultation with local residents, Cycle Toronto, and the Rosedale Main Street BIA, a number of motions have been created as part of a community crafted solution.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 7, 2015) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam - Parking Amendments - Yonge Street Between Crescent Road and Woodlawn Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74709.pdf)

Speakers

Sean Goertzen
Clorraine Dennie, Executive Director, Rosedale Main Street BIA

Communications (Community Council)
(January 12, 2015) Letter from Clorraine Dennie, Executive Director, Rosedale Main Street BIA (TE.Supp.TE3.97.1)
(January 13, 2015) E-mail from Neda Terzic-Odic, Assistant General Manager, Of Things Past (TE.Supp.TE3.97.2)
Communications (City Council)
(February 8, 2015) E-mail from John Taranu, Secretary, on behalf of Martin Myers, President, Deer Park Residents Group (CC.Supp.TE3.97.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-51089.pdf)

(November 11, 2014) Letter from Dr. Chris Cavacuiti (CC.Supp.TE3.97.4)

TE3.98

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 32 

Request for Attendance at an Ontario Municipal Board Hearing - Appeal of Committee of Adjustment Decision Respecting 1895 Queen Street East
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to attend at the Ontario Municipal Board in support of the application as approved by the Committee of Adjustment for minor variances (A0948/14TEY) for 1895 Queen Street East.

Origin
(January 7, 2015) Letter from Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ward 32, Beaches-East York
Summary

The owners of the land municipally known as 1895 Queen Street East applied to the Committee of Adjustment to obtain a number of minor variances (A0948/14TEY) in order to construct a new five-storey office (medical) building.  Variances with respect to parking supply, building height, front yard setback, and density are required for the development as proposed.

  

On December 16, 2014, the Committee approved the minor variances.  City Planning did not object to the variances being granted.  The Committee's decision was subsequently appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board, however, no date has yet been set for a hearing. 

 

The variances should be supported as they comply with the intent and purpose of the planning regime for this portion of Queen Street East, in particular the Queen Street East Urban Design Guidelines, and will bring commercial vibrancy and professional services to the area.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 7, 2015) Letter from Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon - Request for Attendance at an Ontario Municipal Board Hearing - Appeal of Committee of Adjustment Decision Respecting 1895 Queen Street East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74688.pdf)


TE3.99

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 19 

Liquor Licence Application for Increased Capacity, Bassline Music Bar Inc. o/a Bassline Music Bar, 865 Bloor Street West, Toronto - Licence Number 21950
Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East 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 expansion application for Bassline Music Bar, 865 Bloor Street West (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 expansion application.

 

2.         City Council request the AGCO and the Licence Appeal Tribunal (“LAT”) to provide the City of Toronto with an opportunity to participate in any additional proceedings with respect to the Premises.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to attend all proceedings before the AGCO and the LAT in this matter and to take all necessary actions so as to give effect to this Motion, including adding and deleting conditions to the current liquor licence issued for the Premises in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

Origin
(January 12, 2015) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina
Summary

Bassline Music Bar Inc. has applied to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) to increase the indoor area capacity of their liquor licence at Bassline Music Bar, 865 Bloor Street West (the “Premises”). The applicant is seeking an increase from 38 patrons to 119.
 
The City objects to the application for increased capacity. The Premises is located in close proximity to a residential neighbourhood. The City has received complaints from several establishments located on this part of Bloor Street West. This application for an expansion of capacity is not in the public interest given the size of the proposed increase from 38 to 119, unless certain conditions, addressing the concerns of the community, are attached to the licence. Under no circumstance should the expansion application be granted without additional conditions being attached to the licence.

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 12, 2015) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton - Liquor Licence Application for Increased Capacity, Bassline Music Bar Inc. o/a Bassline Music Bar, 865 Bloor Street West, Toronto - Licence Number 21950
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-74713.pdf)


New Business - Meeting 3
CC3.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

693 Bathurst Street - Central Tech Dome - OMB Hearing - Request for Directions Report - Status
The City Solicitor has submitted the report on this Item (CC3.1).
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board and advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege
Origin
(February 2, 2015) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council consider the forthcoming request for directions report regarding the Ontario Municipal Board Appeal in respect of the minor variance application for 693 Bathurst Street.

Summary

The Toronto District School Board has appealed the Committee of Adjustment's refusal of its minor variance application to permit it to partner with a private operator for the construction and operation of an athletic field and seasonal sports dome to the Ontario Municipal Board. An OMB-assisted mediation is ongoing. A pre-hearing is scheduled for February 23, 2015, with a 10-day hearing scheduled to begin on June 15, 2015.  The purpose of this report is to advise that the City Solicitor will be reporting to the February 10 and 11, 2015 meeting of City Council to seek further instructions for the upcoming  OMB Hearing.

Background Information
(February 9, 2015) Report from the City Solicitor on 693 Bathurst Street - Central Tech Dome - OMB Hearing - Request for Directions Report (CC3.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-76241.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 2
(February 2, 2015) 693 Bathurst Street - Central Tech Dome - OMB Hearing - Notice of Pending Report (CC3.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-75714.pdf)

Confidential Attachments 2-A to 2-D - made public on January 19, 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-88480.pdf)


CC3.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 

Appointment of Council Members to Business Improvement Area Boards
Origin
(January 30, 2015) Report from the City Clerk
Recommendations

The City Clerk recommends that:

 

1.  City Council appoint the following Ward Councillors to business improvement area boards for a term of office until November 30, 2018 and until successors are appointed:

 

a.  Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina to the Ossington Business Improvement Area Board;

 

b.  Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22, St. Pauls and Councillor Joe Mihevc, Ward 21, St. Pauls, to The Dupont by the Castle Business Improvement Area Board;

 

c.  Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22, St. Pauls, to the Rosedale Main Street Business Improvement Area Board; and

 

d.  Councillor Pam McConnell, Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale, to the Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area Board.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the appointment of Members of Council to business improvement area boards.

Background Information
(January 30, 2015) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment of Council Members to Business Improvement Area Boards (CC3.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-75674.pdf)


Member Motions - Meeting 3
Notice of Motion
MM3.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Request to Enhance North York’s Snow Removal Standards - by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, seconded by Councillor Vincent Crisanti
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, seconded by Councillor Vincent Crisanti, recommends that:
 
1.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report as part of the 2015 Operating Budget process on past snow removal service standards of the former municipality of North York, such report to include the feasibility of changing snow removal service standards in North York from their current levels to the same snow removal service standards that were in place in the former municipality of North York, so that residents in the northwest corner of the City receive primary and secondary snow removal service in a more timely manner.
Summary

In 2013 the City of Toronto experienced one the worst ice storms in recent history followed by a long and cold winter with many more snow falls. Residents in Ward 7 and Ward 1 placed many phone calls to 311 regarding the amount of time it took for primary and secondary plows to come service their streets.  Often, the secondary plow (which clears the windrows) never came thus blocking the residents in their houses.  To ensure the most effective snow removal response is being taken the City must revisit its current policy of snow removal standards with the goal of enhancing its current service standards to that which rivals service standards of the former municipality of North York.

Background Information
Member Motion MM3.1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-77691.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM3.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Request for Council to Revisit its position on Finch Avenue West Transit Plans and to Reconfirm Support for the Scarborough Subway - by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, seconded by Councillor Jim Karygiannis
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.

Communications MM3.2.1 to MM3.2.3 have been submitted on this Item
Recommendations

Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, seconded by Councillor Jim Karygiannis, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council revisit the debate regarding transit plans on Finch Avenue West in order to provide residents and businesses with a more valuable solution than Light Rapid Transit.
 

2.  City Council reconfirm its decision to support building the Scarborough Subway on Sheppard Avenue.

Summary

Toronto is considered a World Class City and our current transit solutions do not fully reflect that status. In 2013, Council confirmed its support for the Scarborough Subway, thus proving there is a desire in this City for more subway lines. Finch Avenue West is an important corridor in Toronto's industrial pocket and the currently proposed LRT line for that corridor is not wanted by a majority of the residents and businesses in that area. This item is urgent as the debate on transit is ongoing amongst the residents of the City of Toronto and a resolution must be provided as soon as possible.

Background Information
Member Motion MM3.2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-77692.pdf)

Communications
(February 5, 2015) E-mail from Walter Lis (MM.Supp.MM3.2.1)
(February 6, 2015) E-mail from Gary Thomas (MM.Supp.MM3.2.2)
(February 9, 2015) E-mail from Michael Black (MM.New.MM3.2.3)

Notice of Motion
MM3.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Ceremonial Naming of Sherbourne Street bike lanes after Alan Milliken Heisey - by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, seconded by Councillor Pam McConnell
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.

Communication MM3.3.1 has been submitted on this Item
Recommendations

Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, seconded by Councillor Pam McConnell, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council ceremonially dedicate the Sherbourne Street separated bike lanes in honour of Alan  Milliken Heisey.

Summary

In 2011,  the City of Toronto, through the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee approved a Bikeways Network which included plans to build the first separated bike lanes in the downtown.  The first leg of the network was the Sherbourne Street separated bike lane which was completed in June 2013.   Alan Milliken Heisey played a key role in the conception and implementation of the bike network.  His quiet and persistent advocacy was instrumental in garnering the support needed to get the bike lanes built.

 

In addition to being a long-standing citizen cycling advocate, Mr. Heisey has made significant contributions to the City. He was Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board, Chair of the Toronto Parking Authority, and is a Member of the Toronto Transit Commission. It is therefore fitting that Mr. Heisey's dedication and commitment to City building be appropriately recognized.

Background Information
Member Motion MM3.3
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-77693.pdf)

Communications
(January 28, 2015) Letter from Jared Kolb, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto (MM.Supp.MM3.3.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/comm/communicationfile-51006.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM3.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Increasing Speeding Fines on Residential Streets, in School Zones, and Around Playgrounds and Daycare Centres - by Councillor Mark Grimes, seconded by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Mark Grimes, seconded by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano, recommends that:

 

 1.  City Council request the City Solicitor and the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the feasibility and mechanism to double the fine for speeding on residential streets, in school zones, and around playgrounds and daycare centres.

Summary

The incidence of speeding on residential streets and around sensitive use areas has reached a dangerous level. Increased traffic on arterial roads has resulted in more vehicles travelling on residential streets as means to bypass congested routes. The increased number of vehicles, combined with speed they are travelling, makes safety on these routes a serious concern. The current set fines are not a significant enough deterrent to speeding in these areas.

Background Information
Member Motion MM3.4
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-77694.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM3.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Request of the Province of Ontario to Issue a Minister's Zoning Order and amend the Building Code for Temporary Structures at the 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games - by Councillor David Shiner, seconded by Councillor Cesar Palacio
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Planning and Growth Management Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor David Shiner, seconded by Councillor Cesar Palacio, recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to issue a Minister's Zoning Order and the Province of Ontario to amend the Building Code to address areas of non-compliance for the venues which will be used temporarily for the 2015 Toronto Pan American/Parapan American Games.

Summary

The 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games begin in just over 20 weeks.

 

There are zoning by-law compliance issues with a number of sites and there are Building Code compliance issues at a number of locations.

 

As all permit applications have not yet been submitted, an unknown number of additional non-compliance items may be identified as applications are submitted.

 

There are approximately 33 venues at 15 sites across the City that will be used for events, practice or support for the Pan American/Parapan American Games which commence on July 10, 2015. These venues will require permits for temporary facilities such as: tents, bleachers, sanitary facilities, trailers and other temporary structures to accommodate all of the events. There are a significant number of permit applications to be reviewed and issued, and the structures erected and inspected, prior to the opening of the games.

 

As there is insufficient time to finalize amendments or variances to the Zoning By-laws prior to the construction of temporary facilities, the need for a Minister's Zoning Order (MZO), issued by the Minister of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing ("MMAH"), is being considered to address circumstances where municipal staff have identified areas of conflict with Zoning By-laws.  The Deputy Minister of MMAH has advised the City Manager that the Province is seeking a resolution from City Council in order to consider the issuance of a Minister’s Zoning Order.

 

The City of Toronto, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (“MMAH”), and TO2015 staff anticipate the possibility that some temporary structures proposed for the venues will not comply with the requirements of the Building Code and may therefore require either an amendment to the Building Code or the consideration of an alternative solution by the Chief Building Official as authorized under Clause 1.2.1.1.(1)(b) of  Division A of the Building Code.

 

Considerable staff time has already been dedicated to assisting TO2015 in identifying areas of non-compliance that would prevent permit issuance. To date, only 13 permit applications have been submitted for temporary structures. Of those, 7 have been or are ready to be issued. The remainder have zoning or Building Code issues to be addressed. The exact number is not known, however it is expected that there will be approximately 20 permit applications for temporary structures made in coming weeks.

 

Once all permit applications are submitted, and where non-compliance is identified, there will be insufficient time for TO2015 to prepare and apply for an "alternative solution".  An "alternative solution" proposal would then have to be reviewed by staff so that the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building could make a determination as to whether the proposed solution achieves compliance with the Building Code.

 

Following Ontario’s indication of the necessity for a Council resolution on this matter prior to further action being taken, this Motion requests that the Province issue a Minister's Zoning Order to address zoning compliance, and amend the Building Code to implement any regulatory changes needed to facilitate permit issuance and the construction of temporary facilities required by TO2015 to prepare Pan Am and Parapan Am Games sites.

 

TO2015's late timing to deal with these items is regrettable; however the goal is to move this process forward as quickly as possible, asking the Province to use the tools available to it to address any zoning and Building Code issues with the temporary facilities. This action would facilitate the City's ongoing and extraordinary efforts to support the needs of the Pan American/Parapan American Games.

Background Information
Member Motion MM3.5
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-77689.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM3.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Catching Up with the Past: Improving the City's Heritage Preservation Framework - by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Planning and Growth Management Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.

Communications MM3.6.1 to MM3.5.13 have been submitted on this Item
Recommendations

Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on the feasibility of amending Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act to include a new, pre-listed classification to the City of Toronto’s Inventory of Heritage Properties which, without prior City Council approval, would include all properties identified as having potential heritage value and qualify those properties for a 60-day demolition permit delay in order that Historic Preservation Services staff can further evaluate the property and explore options, as appropriate, to preserve the building, including but not limited to designation.

 

2.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the City Solicitor and the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building to explore the option of full-cost recovery for a demolition permit against any property included in this new inventory classification, to cover resources required for prioritized evaluation of the property, and to be paid by the applicant, in addition to standard application fees.

 

3.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on the feasibility of conducting a comprehensive, City-wide study to identify all significant historic resources throughout our City, much like the SurveyLA program currently being undertaken in Los Angeles.

Summary

The recent demolition of Stollery’s at 1 Bloor Street West is only the latest example of the City’s inability to stay ahead of development applications and preserve historic or architecturally significant examples of Toronto’s built landscape: those physical links to our City’s past that also contribute to the unique character and vibrancy of our streetscapes. That's why it's important that municipal preservation efforts are as comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date as possible.

 

Unfortunately, the current scope of the City of Toronto’s Inventory of Heritage Properties falls short of these goals. The Inventory currently includes only those properties that have been officially listed or designated (according to Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act), despite the City being aware of many additional properties already identified by members of the public as having potential heritage value.

 

Moreover, obtaining listed status on the Inventory is a lengthy process requiring a full evaluation and completed Staff research report, followed by consideration by both Community Council and City Council. Only following City Council approval does a property become eligible for protection under Parts IV and V of the OHA, including current demolition control policies/protections under Section 33 of the Ontario Planning Act. This review process can take up to five months to complete for a single property.  For a property to become fully designated, the process can take up to eight months.

 

This Motion requests the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to implement a more inclusive, proactive and expeditious inventory classification that addresses all properties across Toronto that, according to our Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, “have been identified but not yet evaluated for listing or designation,” to ensure that no historic resource already brought to the attention of City staff by concerned residents can be demolished without consideration as to whether it should and can be preserved.  As a longer term goal toward producing a fully comprehensive Inventory of Heritage Properties, this Motion also asks that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to explore the option of implementing a multi-year, City-wide heritage study project, not unlike the recently approved City-wide survey of Environmentally Significant Areas. 

Background Information
Member Motion MM3.6
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-77690.pdf)

Communications
(February 5, 2015) E-mail from Daniel Rende (MM.Supp.MM3.6.1)
(February 5, 2015) Letter from Sandra Shaul, Chair, Heritage Committee, Annex Residents Association (MM.Supp.MM3.6.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/comm/communicationfile-51008.pdf)

(February 6, 2015) E-mail from Richard Longley (MM.Supp.MM3.6.3)
(February 6, 2015) E-mail from Jeremy and Patricia Gawen (MM.Supp.MM3.6.4)
(February 6, 2015) E-mail from Stacey Rodas, Director of Marketing, Heritage Toronto (MM.Supp.MM3.6.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/comm/communicationfile-51069.pdf)

(February 6, 2015) E-mail from Linda Reid (MM.Supp.MM3.6.6)
(February 8, 2015) E-mail from Gee Chung, President, The Greater Yorkville Residents' Association (MM.Supp.MM3.6.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/comm/communicationfile-51071.pdf)

(February 8, 2015) E-mail from Susan Stock, Chair, Summerhill Heritage Committee (MM.Supp.MM3.6.8)
(February 8, 2015) E-mail from Ila Bossons (MM.Supp.MM3.6.9)
(February 9, 2015) E-mail from Geoff Kettel, Chair, North York Community Preservation Panel (MM.New.MM3.6.10)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/comm/communicationfile-51077.pdf)

(January 9, 2015) Letter from Catherine Nasmith, President, Architectural Conservancy Ontario (ACO) Toronto (MM.New.MM3.6.11)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/comm/communicationfile-51078.pdf)

(February 9, 2015) E-mail from Dean Maher, Chair, Toronto-East York Community Preservation Panel (MM.New.MM3.6.12)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/comm/communicationfile-51079.pdf)

(February 9, 2015) E-mail from Lorraine Tinsley (MM.New.MM3.6.13)

Notice of Motion
MM3.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

George Robert Grasett Park - Capital Funding Agreement with Parks, Forestry and Recreation - by Councillor Joe Cressy, seconded by Councillor Norman Kelly
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Joe Cressy, seconded by Councillor Norman Kelly, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council, subject to the approval of the 2015 Parks, Forestry and Recreation Capital Budget, authorize a transfer from the Widmer at Adelaide Park Development project in the amount of $600,000 funded from the Section 42 Alternate Rate Cash-in-lieu of parkland dedication for  224 King Street West (21 Widmer Street), source account XR2213-4200252, to the Ireland Park Foundation, for the construction of a memorial and related park improvements within George Robert Grasett Park, based on a design, budget, and schedule to be approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the local Councillor, and subject to an agreement being signed between the City and the Ireland Park Foundation.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to negotiate and execute an Agreement between the City of Toronto and the Ireland Park Foundation to design and construct a memorial to Dr. George Robert Grasett and related park improvements, including the acceptance of a maintenance endowment fund and in-kind project value worth a combined $150,000 under the Policy on Donations to the City for Community Benefits, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the City Solicitor, and the local Councillor. All work on the project shall comply with City of Toronto policies for Capital Projects to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to accept any further donations from the Ireland Park Foundation towards the development and maintenance of "George Robert Grasett Park" on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the City Solicitor, and the local Councillor.

 

4.  City Council, subject to the outcome of any design competition, authorize the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to approve the installation of any proposed monument or artwork in the Park.

Summary

The City has secured, as part of the redevelopment of 21 Widmer Street, a piece of public property (the "Park") on the southeast corner of Widmer Street and Adelaide Street West, a part of the same block that was occupied by the Emigrant Hospital in 1847.  Subsequent to the adoption of City Council Item MM55.67 on August 25, 2014, the site was renamed "George Robert Grasett Park" in honour of physician George Robert Grasett.  Dr. Grasett was the Chief Medical Officer at the Emigrant Hospital and, along with a staff of orderlies and nurses, cared for thousands of Irish refugees sick and dying from "ships fever" or typhus as we know it today. 

 

The Ireland Park Foundation has requested the opportunity to design and effectuate a memorial to Dr. Grasett and related park improvements. By the adoption of Item MM55.67 on August 25, 2014, City Council endorsed in principle a partnership with the Ireland Park Foundation to create an appropriate memorial to Dr. Grasett and those who died at the Hospital.  The Ireland Park Foundation is presently conducting a Design Ideas Competition for the Park, at its expense, and has offered to contribute to the enhanced maintenance of the memorial through an endowment fund upon completion.  The Ireland Park Foundation has received a contribution from the Government of Ireland in the amount of $150,000, to be used for the project, and intends to continue fundraising. Through another nearby redevelopment, $600,000 in Section 42 Alternate Rate Cash-in-lieu of parkland dedication funding from 224 King Street West (21 Widmer Street) was approved in the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Capital Budget, with $100,000 in 2014 and $500,000 pre-approved in 2015. 

 

Ireland Park, on the harbourfront beside the Canada Malting Silos, is clear evidence of the Ireland Park Foundation's capacity to successfully develop and convey a new public park to the City of Toronto. The Ireland Park Project had a budget of $3.8 million of which more than two-thirds were raised from private sources. An additional $500,000 was secured from the Government of Ireland. The Ireland Park Foundation also executed the design and construction work, completing everything in time for the President of Ireland to ceremonially open the park during her visit to Toronto in 2007.

 

This Motion authorizes the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to negotiate and execute an agreement with the Ireland Park Foundation to design and construct George Robert Grasett Park for the City of Toronto. It also grants authority to transfer $600,000 in Section 42 Alternate Rate Cash-in-lieu of parkland dedication funding in the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Capital Budget to the Ireland Park Foundation for this purpose.

Background Information
Revised Member Motion MM3.7
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-77695.pdf)

Location Map for Grasett Park
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76219.pdf)

(February 11, 2015) Fiscal Impact Statement from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76723.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM3.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 6 

Zoning By-law Amendment for 2 Station Road - Deletion of Proposed Condition - by Councillor Mark Grimes, seconded by Councillor Stephen Holyday
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Etobicoke York Community Council. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Mark Grimes, seconded by Councillor Stephen Holyday, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct that the amendment to the Etobicoke Zoning Code under Item EY34.5 and the redevelopment of the existing Wesley Mimico United Church at 2 Station Road shall not include a condition that the zoning by-law become null and void in the event that the development proposal does not proceed within five years.

 

2.  City Council determine that the revision made to the proposed zoning by-law is minor in nature and, pursuant to subsection 34(17) of the Planning Act, no further public notice is required in respect of the proposed zoning by-law.

Summary

Etobicoke York Community Council Item EY34.5 approved an amendment to the Etobicoke Zoning Code to permit additions to, and the internal conversion of, the existing Wesley Mimico United Church at 2 Station Road to facilitate the redevelopment of this site to a multi-use facility that includes a new worship area, community uses and 30 seniors' apartments.

 

One of the conditions to the approval requires that the proposed zoning by-law amendment shall become null and void if the proposed redevelopment does not proceed within five years after the passage of the by-law. Although the Province of Ontario enacted legislation some years ago to enable conditional zoning, that conditional zoning authority was made subject to regulations -- and the Province has not yet authorized regulations for conditional zoning.

 

As a result, this Motion proposes that reference to such condition not be included in the proposed zoning by-law.

 

This Motion is urgent on the basis that the applicant has significant financial, legal and contractual deadlines to address before the next Council meeting.

Background Information
Member Motion MM3.8
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-77696.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM3.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Investigating Effective Strategies to Promote the Economic Revitalization of Distressed Retail Districts - by Councillor Cesar Palacio, seconded by Councillor Michael Thompson
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Economic Development Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Cesar Palacio, seconded by Councillor Michael Thompson, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to examine policies and programs to promote economic revitalization in significantly distressed retail areas and to report to the Economic Development Committee by the fourth quarter of 2015 on possible strategies to promote economic revitalization in these areas.

Summary

The City's Business Improvement Areas (BIA) program is an effective tool in promoting the economic revitalization of many commercial areas. However, there are many commercial areas in the City where the level of economic distress is such that a BIA is not yet feasible due to the financial commitment and organization capacity required from the local business community.  In these areas, other strategies are needed to promote economic renewal.

 

This Motion will prompt a thorough examination of how best to assist areas that may not yet be ready to become a BIA and requests a report to the Economic Development Committee in the fourth quarter of 2015 on effective strategies and resources required to deliver assistance to areas experiencing significant levels of economic distress.

Background Information
Member Motion MM3.9
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-77697.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM3.10

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 27 

Support for Massey Hall Property Tax Exemption - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Michael Thompson
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Michael Thompson, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council support Massey Hall in its efforts to amend the existing Provincial legislation or obtain new legislation that would provide an exemption from municipal property and education taxes on the new property acquired by Massey Hall.

 

2.  City Council acknowledge Massey Hall for its contribution in making Toronto a music hub and enhancing the City's cultural vitality and economic diversity.

Summary

This Motion seeks City Council’s support for The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall (the Corporation) in its efforts to amend the existing Provincial legislation or obtain new legislation that would extend the existing property tax exemption for Massey Hall's newly acquired property.  Note the newly acquired property would be used for the same purposes of Massey Hall's existing property. 

 

Fiscal Impact:

 

The estimated cost to the City of Toronto for the proposed property tax exemption on the newly acquired parcel would be a loss in municipal taxation revenue estimated to be between $60,000 and $90,000 annually (depending on the assessment value attributable to the exempt portion of land), representing the municipal share of property taxes that would no longer be payable on the newly acquired parcel if the property became exempt. 

 

Massey Hall does not receive funding from either the City of Toronto Operating Budget or the Toronto Arts Council.

 

Background:

 

The Massey Hall Revitalization is a multi-year project with support from all three levels of government that will enable the revitalization of one of Canada’s oldest and leading music halls.  Massey Hall Revitalization received 4,804 square feet of newly acquired land as a Section 37 benefit. The addition of this property enhances the ability of the Massey Hall Revitalization to preserve and refurbish the venue, and to realize its full potential as an engine of cultural vitality in the Yonge-Dundas area and Ontario.

 

The Massey Hall Revitalization is aligned to the Corporation’s strategic plan and directions.  Its overarching goals are to:

 

           Preserve and enhance Massey Hall’s significance as a national cultural landmark and internationally renowned destination for artists and audiences.

           Create an active, supportive and vibrant space that provides the finest experience for both artists and audiences.

           Update the heritage building to contemporary standards of performance, comfort and flow, and technology, improve accessibility, adaptability and functionality and create a sustainable financial model.

 

The Corporation is a registered charity and the owner of both Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall and the land on which they are situated.  Through An Act Respecting the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall,1983 ("the Act") the land specified in the Act is exempt from municipal property and education taxes. 

 

If Council's support is granted, the Corporation will seek an amendment to the Act or new legislation to extend the exemption from municipal property and educational taxes applicable to the existing property, pursuant to the Act, to the newly acquired property under the Massey Hall Revitalization project. The Government of Ontario requests that municipalities, where such legislation is being sought, provide a Council resolution supporting the request for such private legislation.

Background Information
Member Motion MM3.10
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-77721.pdf)

(February 9, 2015) Fiscal Impact Statement from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76724.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM3.11

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Authorization to Release Section 37 Funds from 156-174 Front Street West and 43-51 Simcoe Street for the Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Toronto Book Awards - by Councillor Joe Cressy, seconded by Councillor Gary Crawford
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.
Recommendations

Councillor Joe Cressy, seconded by Gary Crawford, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council include in the 2015 Operating Budget for Transportation Services (cost centre: CTP415-02) $50,000 gross, $0 net, fully funded by Section 37 community benefits secured as part of the development at 156-174 Front Street West and 43-51 Simcoe Street (source account: 220096) for commemorative plaques or pavers within the Harbourfront community to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Toronto Book Awards.

 

2.  City Council request the Director, Public Realm, Transportation Services to work with Protocol Services, Harbourfront Centre, Heritage Toronto, Economic Development and Culture, the City of Toronto Book Awards Committee and the local Councillor on the design, production, and installation on this commemorative project.

Summary

The development at 156-174 Front Street West and 43-51 Simcoe Street secured a variety of community benefits through Section 37 of the Planning Act, including $100,000 for public realm improvements related to the Toronto Book Awards Plaque Program.  To date, a total of $50,000 of these funds related to the Toronto Book Awards Plaque Program has been received by the City in accordance with the Section 37 Agreement between the landowner and the City.

 

The intent of this Motion is to transfer $50,000 of the Section 37 funds for the purposes of the Toronto Book Awards Plaque Program.  City of Toronto staff from Economic Development and Culture, the City Clerk's Office (Protocol) and Transportation Services (Public Realm Section) are working with representatives of Harbourfront Centre, the International Festival of Authors and Waterfront Toronto to create an enhanced public space in front of Queen's Quay Terminal dedicated to these significant and prestigious awards.

Background Information
Member Motion MM3.11
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-77723.pdf)

(February 9, 2015) Fiscal Impact Statement from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-76725.pdf)


Notice of Motion
MM3.12

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Request of the Province to amend its utilization assessments to consider Toronto District School Board schools as community hubs - by Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Gary Crawford
* Notice of this Motion has been given.
* This Motion is subject to referral to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral.

Will be considered together with MM3.13 and MM3.14 after EX2.2
Recommendations

Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Gary Crawford, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Ministry of Education to amend the formula for determining school utilization rates so that the formula takes into consideration the full community use of schools (adult education programs, child care facilities, Parenting and Family Literacy centres and other community uses of schools) and that the Province review its current approach to school closures to take into account demographic and long-term enrolment.

 

2.  City Council request that, until the formula is amended, the Toronto District School Board and the Province of Ontario suspend the consideration of selling or closing any school properties that are:

 

•used in whole or in part for community uses including child care centres, non-credit adult ESL, Adult Literacy and basic skills, Adult High School Credit programs;

•located in neighbourhoods with potential for significant population growth; and

•located in neighbourhoods identified as parks deficient by the City of Toronto.

 

3.  City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the General Manager, Children’s Services, the Director, Affordable Housing Office and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to appeal to the Government of Ontario, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport to develop a comprehensive plan to protect publicly accessible green space, open spaces, and sports facilities on Toronto District School Board properties.

Summary

The Provincial Government has recently given a list of directives to the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), which have an impact on our residents and local communities. TDSB trustees have until February 13, 2015 to respond to the Province.

 

The Ministry of Education has produced a list of over 130 “under-utilized” schools (attached to this Motion) that they recommend the TDSB consider for closure.  This list includes many schools which provide vital community programming, including child care, Adult ESL, special needs programs and after school care. The schools are also located in park deficient areas where the TDSB property is currently providing much needed public space. Many of these schools are in neighbourhoods where the City is growing and new families are moving in.

 

The Province’s recommendations do not value or measure the community use provided by these schools to our residents. City Council and even the Premier have repeatedly called to make our schools community hubs, which in practice many of these schools are fulfilling, but now the Province is recommending that the schools and their lands be sold. The Province needs to take into consideration not only the number of students, but also the significance of the programming for students in need as well as the local community.

 

Ward Name

Total Number of Schools Considered for Closure

Ward Name

Total Number of Schools Considered for Closure

Etobicoke North

8

Willowdale

5

Etobicoke Centre

6

Don Valley West

2

Etobicoke Lakeshore

5

Toronto Centre

3

York West

5

Toronto Danforth

10

York Centre

6

Beaches-East York

3