Decisions

 



Executive Committee


Meeting No. 3   Contact Julie Amoroso, Committee Administrator
Meeting Date Thursday, March 21, 2019
  Phone 416-392-4666
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail exc@toronto.ca
Location Committee Room 1, City Hall
  Chair   Mayor John Tory  

EX3.1 

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Engagement with the Province on Toronto's Transit System - First Quarter 2019 Status Report
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council allocate $2,000,000 from the Capital Financing Reserve Fund XQ0011 to provide funding for additional staff and third-party advice and services required to support engagement with the Province, including one "Solicitor 3" Full Time Equivalent staff position ($134,395.81) on a one-year contract basis.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Manager to seek full cost-recovery from the Province for third-party services, City/Toronto Transit Commission staff-time, and any other resources employed arising from the City's participation in this engagement with the Province.

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Manager to, at the City Manager's discretion, release to the Province confidential information deemed within the scope of this Review and contained in confidential reports and attachments previously before Council and its Committees, subject to the Province entering into a confidentiality agreement for the release of the information and/or data.

 

4.  City Council forward the report (March 7, 2019) from the City Manager to the Toronto Transit Commission Board for its information.

 

5.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to release for public consideration the report to Ontario Cabinet from the Province's Special Advisor to Cabinet – Transit Upload.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee considered Items EX3.1 and EX3.12 together.

 

The Executive Committee requested the City Manager to report directly to City Council at its meeting on March 27 and 28, 2019 on the following:

 

a. the date of the first consultation meeting and timetable for future consultations;


b. a plan to advertise the consultations to the public to ensure maximum attendance and awareness;

 

c. the feasibility of providing updates through social media or emails to keep residents up to date on the issue; and

 

d. the feasibility of including a meeting with stakeholders in the consultation plan.

Origin
(March 7, 2019) Report from the City Manager
Summary

The Province of Ontario has proposed to "upload" the City's subway infrastructure. In December 2018, City Council considered item CC1.6 - Engagement with the Province on Toronto’s Transit System, and authorized the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), to negotiate a joint Terms of Reference (ToR) to guide a discussion and information exchange process between the City and Province, subject to inclusion of the following:

 

- jointly agreed upon objectives which give consideration to the City's Guiding Principles (CC1.6 - Attachment 2);


- an evaluation of potential models and other policy options, including a comprehensive assessment of the potential risks, liabilities and implications; and


- the inclusion of a public consultation process which results in a meaningful exchange of concerns and/or opportunities raised in a transparent manner.

 

On February 12, 2019, a joint Terms of Reference between Toronto and Ontario was finalized that satisfies the conditions of Council identified in CC1.6 (see Attachment 1). In particular, the Terms of Reference outlines a process to evaluate a range of options. This includes options that do not contemplate a transfer of assets, but explore a realignment of responsibilities. In line with existing Council direction, City staff have begun engaging with the Province in accordance with the process described in the Terms of Reference.

 

This report responds to City Council's request for a report back in the first quarter of 2019, and includes details of the process (i.e. the Review), the range of options/models included in this Review, public consultation process, and identifies the required resources to complete the work.

 

This report was prepared in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission.

Background Information
(March 7, 2019) Report from the City Manager on Engagement with the Province on Toronto's Transit System - First Quarter 2019 Status Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130593.pdf)

Attachment 1 and Appendices A and B - Province of Ontario-City of Toronto Realignment of Transit Responsibilities Review - Terms of Reference
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130761.pdf)

Communications
(March 21, 2019) Multiple Communications from 4,165 individuals, with the subject line: "Stand strong against Ford's subway takeover [EX3.1 and 3.12]" (EX.Supp.EX3.1.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-92252.pdf)

(March 19, 2019) E-mail from George Turner (EX.Supp.EX3.1.2)
(March 19, 2019) E-mail from Mark Cretu (EX.Supp.EX3.1.3)
(March 19, 2019) E-mail from Ian Collins (EX.Supp.EX3.1.4)
(March 21, 2019) Multiple Communications from 374 individuals, with the subject line: "Please Vote to Save Our Subway [EX3.1 and 3.12]" (EX.Supp.EX3.1.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-92530.pdf)

(March 20, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX3.1.6)
(March 21, 2019) Submission from Helen Lee (EX.Supp.EX3.1.7)
(March 20, 2019) Letter from John Sewell, DefendToronto.org (EX.Supp.EX3.1.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-92534.pdf)

(March 20, 2019) Letter from Brenda Thompson, Scarborough Transit Action (EX.Supp.EX3.1.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-92537.pdf)

(March 20, 2019) Letter from Hana Syed, Scarborough Campus Students' Union, University of Toronto Scarborough (EX.New.EX3.1.10)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-92567.pdf)

(March 20, 2019) E-mail from Yvonne Pigott (EX.New.EX3.1.11)
(March 20, 2019) E-mail from Elizabeth Littlejohn (EX.New.EX3.1.12)
(March 21, 2019) Submission from John Cartwright, Toronto and York Region Labour Council (EX.New.EX3.1.13)
Speakers

Patricia Burke Wood, CodeRedTO
John Cartwright, Toronto and York Region Labour Council
Carlos Santos, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113
John Sewell, Defend Toronto
Mosheh Herdsman
Hamish Wilson
Miguel Avila-Velarde
Mathura Karunanithy
Alan Kasperski
Adina Lebo, CARP Toronto
Patience Evbaghaur
Helen Lee
Councillor Gord Perks
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Jim Karygiannis


EX3.2 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Results of Paramedics Interest Arbitration with the Toronto Civic Employees' Union, Local 416
Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Received the report (March 5, 2019) from the City Manager for information.

Origin
(March 5, 2019) Report from the City Manager
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the results of the City's Paramedic Interest Arbitration Award with the Toronto Civic Employees' Union, Local 416, as a result of the Final Award issued by Arbitrator Stout on July 30, 2018.

 

At its meeting on July 23, 2018 City Council adopted item EX36.4 Delegation of Authority for the Remainder of the 2014-2018 Council Term that provided delegated authority to the Chief Financial Officer to make the applicable budget adjustments for salary and benefit cost increases from the 2018 Approved Non-Program Expenditure Budget to the 2018 Approved Operating Budget for Toronto Paramedic Services, retroactive to January 1, 2016, should the Final Interest Arbitration Award for Local 416 Paramedics be concluded prior to December 31, 2018.

 

This report also fulfills the requirement to report back to the appropriate standing committee on this expenditure made under the delegated authority.

Background Information
(March 5, 2019) Report from the City Manager on Results of Paramedics Interest Arbitration with the Toronto Civic Employees' Union, Local 416
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130589.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Final Interest Arbitration Award between the City of Toronto and the Toronto Civic Employees' Union, Local 416, dated July 30, 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130591.pdf)


EX3.3 

ACTION 

Referred 

 

Ward: All 

Administrative Inquiry on Hate Sponsored Rallies
Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Referred the item to the City Manager and requested the City Manager to:

 

a.  consult with the Toronto Police Services Board on the process for the timely referral to the Office of the Attorney General of allegations of hate activity on City property;

 

b.  report back to the May 1, 2019 meeting of Executive Committee with the process identified in Recommendation 1. a. above; the consultation and survey results identified in the report (March 7, 2019) from the Executive Director, People, Equity and Human Rights; and the feasibility of the City addressing non-permitted protests featuring hate speech, including possible recovery of costs; and

 

c.  follow-up for a response to the City of Toronto letters to the Toronto Police Services Board and the Ministry of the Attorney General dated October 15, 2018.

Origin
(March 7, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, People, Equity and Human Rights
Summary

This report provides responses to EX29.42 - Hate Sponsored Rallies such as Al-Quds Day, which was referred to the City Manager by the Executive Committee on November 28, 2017 for follow up and consultation. It also responds to EX35.6 - Status Update - Administrative Inquiry on Hate Sponsored Rallies, which was referred to the City Manager on June 19, 2018. The report provides confirmation that the requests that the Executive Committee made in EX35.6 were undertaken by staff and outlines the results of the consultation with the broad range of stakeholders as directed in EX29.42.

Background Information
(March 7, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, People, Equity and Human Rights on Administrative Inquiry on Hate Sponsored Rallies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130610.pdf)

Addendum 1 - City of Toronto Hate Activity Policy Survey Questions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130611.pdf)

Addendum 2 - City of Toronto Secretariat Letter to Toronto Police Services Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130612.pdf)

Addendum 3 - City of Toronto Secretariat Letter to Ministry of the Attorney General
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130613.pdf)

Communications
(March 18, 2019) E-mail from Ted Schmidt (EX.Supp.EX3.3.1)
(March 18, 2019) E-mail from Ubaldo Jimenez (EX.Supp.EX3.3.2)
(March 19, 2019) Letter from Reverend Karen Rodman, Just Peace Advocates (EX.Supp.EX3.3.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-92525.pdf)

(March 20, 2019) E-mail from Murray Lumley (EX.Supp.EX3.3.4)
(March 21, 2019) E-mail from Bill Heffernan (EX.New.EX3.3.5)
(March 21, 2019) Submission from Karin Brothers (EX.New.EX3.3.6)
(March 21, 2019) Submission from Reverend Karen Rodman, Just Peace Advocates (EX.New.EX3.3.7)
(March 21, 2019) Submission from Reverend Karen Rodman, Just Peace Advocates (EX.New.EX3.3.8)
(March 21, 2019) Submission from Dimitri Lascaris (EX.New.EX3.3.9)
Speakers

Dimitri Lascaris
Stephen Ellis
Karin Brothers
Reverend Karen Rodman, Just Peace Advocates
Michael Mostyn, B'nai Brith Canada
Michael Keefer
Sophie Helpard, Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs


3a Supplementary Report on Administrative Inquiry on Hate Sponsored Rallies
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City of Toronto and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege
Origin
(March 14, 2019) Report from the City Solicitor
Summary

This report provides responses to EX29.42 - Hate Sponsored Rallies, which was referred to the City Manager by the Executive Committee on November 28, 2017 for follow up and consultation. It also responds to EX35.6 - Status Update - Administrative Inquiry on Hate Sponsored Rallies, which was referred to the City Manager on June 19, 2018. This report was prepared after reviewing relevant legislation, case law, and input from stakeholders with expertise or particular interest in the matter.

 

This report and the Confidential Attachment 1 provide further information about this matter.

Background Information
(March 14, 2019) Report from the City Solicitor on Supplementary Report on Administrative Inquiry on Hate Sponsored Rallies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130726.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - Supplementary Report on Legal Issues Relating to Hate Sponsored Rallies

EX3.4 

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Recommended Toronto City Council Advisory Bodies
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council establish the following Council Advisory Bodies for the term ending November 30, 2022 or until their mandate is completed within the 2018 to 2022 term:

 

a.  Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee;

b.  Film, Television and Digital Media Advisory Committee;

c.  Toronto Francophone Affairs Advisory Committee; and

d.  Toronto Music Advisory Committee.

 

2.  City Council approve the Terms of Reference attached in Attachments 1, 2, 3, and 4 to the report (March 7, 2019) from the City Manager for the Council Advisory Bodies in Recommendation 1 above, as amended by Recommendation 3 below.

 

3. City Council amend the composition of the Toronto Music Advisory Committee in Attachment 4 to the report (March 7, 2019) from the City Manager so that one of the City Council Member positions is the Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee.

 

4.  City Council approve the amended Terms of Reference for the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee in Attachment 5 to the report (March 7, 2019) from the City Manager.

 

5.  City Council approve and direct that all meetings of Council Advisory Bodies be held in accordance with the Simplified Rules of Procedure for Advisory Bodies in Attachment 6 to the report (March 7, 2019) from the City Manager.

Origin
(March 7, 2019) Report from the City Manager
Summary

City Council may establish Council Advisory Bodies at any time during the Council term to provide advice and assist its decision-making. City Council must approve the Terms of Reference for Council Advisory Bodies. This report recommends the establishment of the following Council Advisory Bodies and approval of their Terms of Reference:

 

- Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee;
- Film, Television and Digital Media Advisory Committee;
- Toronto Francophone Affairs Advisory Committee; and
- Toronto Music Advisory Committee;

 
The Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee is automatically established for each term of City Council as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

 

Similarly, the Toronto Preservation Board is established under Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 103, Heritage, and is established automatically for the 2018-2022 Council term.

 

This report also recommends that City Council direct that Council Advisory Bodies follow the Simplified Rules of Procedure for Advisory Bodies contained in Attachment 6. The attached Simplified Rules of Procedure reflect the principles and procedures contained in Chapter 27, Council Procedures.

Background Information
(March 7, 2019) Report from the City Manager on Recommended Toronto City Council Advisory Bodies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130645.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee Terms of Reference
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130646.pdf)

(March 20, 2019) Revised Attachment 2 - Film, Television and Digital Media Advisory Committee Terms of Reference
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130647.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Toronto Francophone Affairs Advisory Committee Terms of Reference
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130648.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Toronto Music Advisory Committee Terms of Reference
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130649.pdf)

Attachment 5 - Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee Terms of Reference
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130650.pdf)

Attachment 6 - Simplified Rules of Procedure for Advisory Bodies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130651.pdf)

Communications
(March 20, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX3.4.1)
Speakers

Hamish Wilson
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam


EX3.5 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Administrative Amendments to Reserve Fund Accounts
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the establishment of an obligatory reserve fund called the "Cross-Boundary Water and Sewage Servicing Reserve Fund" in Appendix C, Schedule 15, Third Party Obligatory Reserve Funds, of Municipal Code Chapter 227, Reserves and Reserve Funds, the purpose of which is to receive contributions from property owners to pay for development site water and sewage servicing by Toronto Water external to the City's boundaries, and in accordance with agreements negotiated between the owners of the respective properties, the regional municipalities outside of the Toronto and the City of Toronto, with criteria as set out in Appendix 1 to the report (March 6, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

2.  City Council approve the establishment of a discretionary reserve fund account called the "Toronto 360 Wayfinding Reserve Fund" in Appendix B, Schedule 7, Corporate Discretionary Reserve Funds, of Municipal Code Chapter 227, Reserves and Reserve Funds, the purpose of which will be to hold and distribute funds for wayfinding planning, design, and implementation projects, and for wayfinding asset maintenance and replacement, with criteria as set out in Appendix 2 to the report (March 6, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

3.  City Council approve the establishment of a discretionary reserve fund account called the "Ontario Cannabis Legalization Reserve Fund" in Appendix C, Schedule 15, Third Party Obligatory Reserve Funds, of Municipal Code Chapter 227,  Reserves and Reserve Funds, the purpose of which will be to hold and distribute funds received from Provincial government for the implementation costs of recreational cannabis legalization, with criteria as set out in Appendix 3 to the report (March 6, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

4.  City Council amend the Criteria Sheets for the following Reserve Funds:

 

a.  Commodity Price Reserve Fund account, as provided in Appendix 4 to the report (March 6, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, reflecting a revised withdrawal policy;

 

b.  Green Lane Reserve Fund account, as provided in Appendix 5 to the report (March 6, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, reflecting a revised contribution policy;

 

c.  Green Lane Perpetual Care Reserve Fund account, as provided in Appendix 6 to the report (March 6, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, reflecting a revised contribution policy;

 

d.  Waste Management Reserve Fund account, as provided in Appendix 7 to the report (March 6, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, reflecting a revised purpose and withdrawal policy; and

 

e. Transform TO Initiatives Reserve Fund, as provided in Appendix 8 to the report (March 6, 2019) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, reflecting a revised purpose.

 

5.  City Council authorize the necessary amendments to Municipal Chapter 227, Reserves and Reserve Funds, in accordance with Recommendations 1 to 4 above and direct the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary bills to give effect to City Council's decision.

Origin
(March 6, 2019) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report, prepared annually by Corporate Finance Division, seeks Council approval to implement a number of amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 227, Reserves and Reserve Funds ("Chapter 227"). These amendments include the establishment of new Reserve Funds as well as making any changes to the purpose and/or contribution and withdrawal policies of existing reserve funds, as required by various Programs.

Background Information
(March 6, 2019) Report and Appendices 1 to 8 from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Administrative Amendments to Reserve Fund Accounts
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130588.pdf)


EX3.6 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: 9 

Creating New Affordable Rental Homes and Long-Term Care for Seniors at 640 Lansdowne Avenue
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council authorize the City to accept the Letter of Intent from Magellan Community Charities and to enter into a lease (the "Lease") for the portion of 640 Lansdowne Avenue (being Parts 1, 2 and 4 in Appendix A to the report (March 12, 2019) from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services and the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services) substantially on the terms and conditions outlined in Appendix B to the report (March 12, 2019) from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services and the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and on such other or amended terms and conditions acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, or designate, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 
2.  Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services to approve the lease, transfer or other form of property transaction with respect to the balance of the 640 Lansdowne Avenue site (being Part 3 on Appendix A to the report (March 12, 2019) from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services and the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services), on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, in consultation with the local Councillor, and to engage in discussions with Magellan to identify opportunities for it to participate in the development of the remainder of the site, provided that Magellan Community Charities presents a proposal that is complementary to the affordable housing and long-term care uses on the designated Mixed Use portion of the site, and meets the development objectives articulated by the community.

 
3.  City Council authorize the City to enter into such ancillary agreements with Magellan Community Charities, for nominal consideration, as may be necessary to enable construction on Parts 1, 2 and 4 (see Appendix A to the report (March 12, 2019) from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services and the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services) (such as a tie-back or crane swing agreement) on such terms as may be acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, or designate and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 
4.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, or designate, to administer and manage the Lease, including the provision of any amendments, assignments, consents, approvals, waivers, notices and notices of termination, provided that the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services may, at any time, refer consideration of such matters (including their content) to City Council for its determination and direction.

 
5.  City Council consider the Lease to be in the interests of the City.

 
6.  City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to offer the Open Door incentives for the affordable rental housing component of the development for up to 65 homes to be developed at 640 Lansdowne Avenue.

 
7.  City Council authorize an exemption from taxation for municipal and school purposes for up to 65 affordable rental housing units to be developed at 640 Lansdowne Avenue for the term of the municipal capital facility agreement, being 99 years.

 
8.  City Council authorize that the affordable rental housing component of the development be exempt from the payment of development charges and that all planning, building permit and parkland dedication fees be waived.

 
9.  City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to negotiate and execute, on behalf of the City, a municipal housing facility agreement (the City's "Contribution Agreement") with Magellan Community Housing, or such other corporation related to Magellan Community Housing, formed to operate the affordable rental housing, to secure the financial assistance, being provided and to set out the terms of the development and operation of the up to 65 new affordable rental homes on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Director, Affordable Housing Office and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 
10.  City Council authorize severally each of the Director, Affordable Housing Office and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to execute, on behalf of the City, any security or financing documents required by Magellan Community Housing or its related not for profit corporation operating the affordable housing units to secure construction and conventional financing and subsequent refinancing, including any postponement, tripartite, confirmation of status, discharge or consent documents where and when required during the term of the municipal housing facility agreement, as required by normal business practices, and provided that such documents do not give rise to financial obligations on the part of the City that have not been previously approved by Council.

 
11.  City Council authorize severally each of the Director, Affordable Housing Office and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to provide any consent necessary, pursuant to the Contribution Agreement to assign the Contribution Agreement and to negotiate and enter into any agreements or other documents required to effect such assignment on terms and conditions satisfactory to them and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor. 

 
12.  City Council request the Director, Affordable Housing Office to support Magellan Community Housing or a related corporation's request for funding, from the National Housing Co-Investment Fund, including confirming availability of City incentives, as well as liaising with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to facilitate the approval of funding for the new affordable housing project proposed at the site.

 
13.  City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office to designate the affordable rental component of the property as alternative housing for the purpose of allowing all or part of the property relief from normal parking standards.

 
14.  City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office and any other member of staff of whom it is requested, to enter into a non-disclosure or similar agreement with the Province of Ontario or federal government to allow  information with respect to the project at 640 Lansdowne Avenue to be provided to City staff.

Origin
(March 12, 2019) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services and the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services
Summary

The number of people in Toronto aged 65 and over is expected to almost double by 2041. This growing population of seniors will spur a demand for more affordable housing as well as long-term care homes to be developed specifically to address the evolving needs of seniors in our city.

 

In recognition of the growing urgency to provide both affordable rental and long-term care homes for seniors, at its meeting on May 22, 23 and 24, 2018, City Council requested the Director, Affordable Housing Office, in consultation with CreateTO, to include the opportunity for development of long-term care beds within the affordable housing development planned for a portion of the Toronto Transit Commission property at 640 Lansdowne Avenue.

 

On August 2, 2018, CreateTO, on behalf of the Affordable Housing Office, issued a Request for Proposals ("RFP") for Developing and Operating Affordable Housing Services at 640 Lansdowne Avenue. The Request for Proposals offered the one-third, Mixed Use designated portion of the site under a lease arrangement for 99 years at nominal rent to stimulate development of the site and ensure long-term affordability for seniors. The Request for Proposals closed on September 6, 2018 and four submissions were received. 

 

Since September 2018, CreateTO and City staff have been in discussions with Magellan Community Charities, the proposed proponent, and this report recommends that the City enter into a Letter of Intent ("LOI"), outlining the terms and conditions of the lease and the City's Open Door incentives being provided for the up to 65 affordable rental homes being proposed.

 

The balance of the 640 Lansdowne Avenue site is zoned as Employment Lands and the development of the whole site will make the most of public investment in transit infrastructure in line with City Council direction in report EX33.1 Implementation of the SmartTrack Stations Program and the Metrolinx Regional Express Rail Program adopted by City Council on April 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2018.

Background Information
(March 12, 2019) Report and Appendices A and B from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services and Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services on Creating New Affordable Rental Homes and Long-Term Care For Seniors at 640 Lansdowne Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130787.pdf)

Appendix C - Report (February 27, 2019) and Appendices 1 and 2 from the Chief Capital Officer, Toronto Transit Commission on 640 Lansdowne Avenue Lease (Affordable Housing) and Licence (Metrolinx)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130788.pdf)

(March 4, 2019) Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office on Creating New Affordable Rental Homes and Long-Term Care for Seniors at 640 Lansdowne Avenue - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130494.pdf)

Communications
(March 20, 2019) Letter from John P. Ferreira, Magellan Community Charities  (EX.Supp.EX3.6.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-92515.pdf)


EX3.7 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Delegation of Authority for Temporary Liquor Licences
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that: 

 

1.  City Council delegate authority to the City Clerk to designate an event of municipal significance and/or issue a letter of non-objection to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario for requests for Special Occasion Permits and Temporary Extension of Liquor Licences that meet the criteria set out in Appendix 1 to the report (March 7, 2019) from the City Clerk, including consultation with the Ward Councillor, effective immediately.

Origin
(March 7, 2019) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to make permanent the temporary delegation of authority to the City Clerk during the recent election recess to write to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to endorse events for temporary liquor licences to fulfill the requirements for Special Occasion Permits and Temporary Extension of Liquor Licences, providing the events meet the criteria outlined.

Background Information
(March 7, 2019) Report and Appendices 1 to 3 from the City Clerk on Delegation of Authority for Temporary Liquor Licences
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130594.pdf)


EX3.8 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Renewing the City's Commitment to Toronto Global
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council approve the City of Toronto's participation in Toronto Global for the period beginning April 1, 2019 and ending March 31, 2024 subject to the execution of a five year funding agreement with Toronto Global (the "Funding Agreement") subject to the following:

 

a.  partner municipalities and regions also enter into the five-year Funding Agreement with Toronto Global;

 

b.  the City's contribution amount in 2019 be $890,412, with annual increases of 2 percent beginning in 2020, but only if the same proportional increases are agreed to by the partner municipalities as part of the Funding Agreement;

 

c.  the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada committing to enter into funding agreements with Toronto Global for five years;

 

d.  the Funding Agreement is to include the requirement for Toronto Global to develop a five-year strategic plan within six months of signing the agreement that is to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture;

 

e.  that the Funding Agreement and/or by-laws of Toronto Global, as appropriate and to the satisfaction of the City Manager and the City Solicitor, require:

 

1.  public meetings of the Board of Directors and its committees;

 

2.  public annual reporting on key performance indicators and the expenditures of directors, officers and other senior staff related to business travel, conferences and training, hospitality and protocol; and

 

3.  a right of access to information in accordance with the principles outlined in section 1 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;

 

f.  City Council approve annual funding as part of the annual budget approval process; and 

 

g.  the Funding Agreement includes an exit clause with reasonable notice to all partners.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to negotiate and execute the Funding Agreement with Toronto Global in accordance with terms outlined in Recommendation 1 above and in a form satisfactory to the City Manager, the City Solicitor and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Origin
(March 1, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

Toronto Global is a pan-regional foreign direct investment attraction organization that represents Halton, Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto, York and Durham (collectively the "Toronto Region"). All regions provide annual funding based proportionally by population along with provincial and federal government support. Toronto Global seeks a new five-year commitment with municipal partners as well as with the provincial and federal governments.

 

Staff recommend renewing the City's commitment to Toronto Global if the provincial and federal governments also commit. In the last three years, Toronto Global has made significant progress. With over 1,700 active opportunities in the sales funnel, it is in the best interest of all partners to continue the momentum of Toronto Global and commit to a multi-year agreement.

Background Information
(March 1, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Renewing the City's Commitment to Toronto Global
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130586.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Toronto Global, Pipeline Report, February 21, 2019
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130587.pdf)

Communications
(March 20, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX3.8.1)
(March 21, 2019) Submission from Hamish Wilson (EX.New.EX3.8.2)
Speakers

Hamish Wilson


EX3.9 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Exhibition Place - Financial By-law 2-18 and Borrowing and Investing of Money By-law 3-18
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the Financial By-law and the Borrowing and Investing of Money By-law in Appendices A and B to the report (February 4, 2019) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place.

Origin
(February 19, 2019) Letter from the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place
Summary

This report recommends the enactment of the Financial By-law 2-18 and Borrowing and Investing of Money By-law 3-18 and that the by-laws be submitted to City Council for approval.

Background Information
(February 19, 2019) Letter from the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place on Financial By-law 2-18 and Borrowing and Investing of Money By-law 3-18
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130486.pdf)

(February 4, 2019) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on Financial By-law 2-18 and Borrowing and Investing of Money By-law 3-18
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130487.pdf)

Appendix A - Financial By-law 2-18
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130488.pdf)

Appendix B - Borrowing and Investing of Money By-law 3-18
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130489.pdf)

Appendix C - By-law to Repeal Financial By-law 2-16 and Borrowing and Investing By-law 3-85
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130490.pdf)


EX3.10 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Police Service - 2017 Annual Statistical Report
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the 2017 Annual Statistical Report of the Toronto Police Service for information.

Origin
(February 19, 2019) Letter from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

At a meeting held on November 22, 2018, the Toronto Police Services Board was in receipt of a report dated October 24, 2018 from Chief of Police Mark Saunders containing the 2017 Annual Statistical Report for the Toronto Police Service ("Service").

Background Information
(February 19, 2019) Letter and Appendix A from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - 2017 Annual Statistical Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130090.pdf)

Speakers

Derek Moran


EX3.11 

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

2019 Toronto Zoo Lumina Experience
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve a loan in the sum of $5.0 million to the Toronto Zoo Board, to finance the award of the contract for a Lumina experience produced by Moment Factory Inc., with interest at a fixed rate equal to the City’s cost of borrowing, with principal and interest repayable over a 36 month period, subject to the loan being guaranteed by the Toronto Zoo Foundation, and authorize the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to enter into any necessary loan and ancillary agreements upon such terms acceptable to the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in consultation with the City Solicitor.

Origin
(March 5, 2019) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Zoo
Summary

This report recommends approval of a loan of $5.0 million to the Toronto Zoo to finance the installation of a special exhibit Lumina experience at the Toronto Zoo for an opening in December 2019.

Background Information
(March 5, 2019) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Zoo on 2019 Toronto Zoo Lumina Experience
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130592.pdf)

Communications
(March 21, 2019) E-mail from Miguel Avila (EX.New.EX3.11.1)
Speakers

Miguel Avila-Velarde


EX3.12 

ACTION 

Without Recs 

 

Ward: All 

Save Our Subway - Ensuring Torontonians Know the Facts
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee forwards the item to City Council without recommendations.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee considered Items EX3.1 and EX3.12 together.

Origin
(February 27, 2019) Member Motion from Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Joe Cressy
Summary

City Council on February 26, 2019, referred Motion MM3.10 to the Executive Committee.

 

At its meeting of December 4, 5 and 13, 2018, City Council reaffirmed its position that the Toronto Transit Commission should stay in Toronto's hands. It did not specifically speak to the question of separating the subway from its surface route feeder lines. As outlined in the subway upload Terms of Reference, negotiations with the Province regarding the future of our transit system is being done at a staff-to-staff level, with little opportunity for public involvement. This risks leaving Toronto residents in the dark about its most important asset.

 

While staff-led negotiations continue, Premier Doug Ford's government has already begun efforts to frame the narrative, claiming that they are taking Toronto's subway in order get new transit built. Every day we see public statements from Provincial Cabinet Ministers and Members of Provincial Parliament outlining their rationale for uploading Toronto's subway system. 

 

The City of Toronto must also articulate the risks of a potential upload.

 

Torontonians deserve to know the truth - that nothing is actually stopping the Province from building transit in Toronto right now. Uploading the existing subway does not affect the Ford government's ability to construct and own new lines or extensions. In fact, the Province is currently building, and will own, the Eglinton Crosstown.

 

The public should be aware that because the Province of Ontario contributes less, per transit rider, to the Toronto Transit Commission than any other state/regional government in North America or Europe, they have had to pay a larger share, through the fare box, than in any other comparable system.

 

Torontonians should also know that with Toronto's subway, the Province would gain control of lucrative air rights above stations and adjacent properties, owned and paid for by Torontonians.

 

"The better way" would be for the Toronto Transit Commission to utilize these public assets to invest in fact-based transit plans and work with City planners and communities to build much-needed public amenities for Toronto residents, including affordable housing, childcare, and recreation space; and, to have a partner in Queen's Park that invests in Toronto, rather than one that sells the value of our subway to spend elsewhere.

 

The Toronto Transit Commission is a complex network involving four rapid transit lines, 570 bus routes, 10 streetcar routes, and 570 million annual riders. It is an integrated network and Torontonians deserve to know what the implications would be if one of the components were removed from City ownership and control.

 

It would be preferable for every order of government to work cooperatively to improve transit for residents. In response to a unilateral announcement and messaging campaign by Premier Ford's government about its intention to upload Toronto's subway (along with its land and air rights), it is necessary to provide the public with factual information about the consequences of such a move.

Background Information
(February 27, 2019) Member Motion from Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Joe Cressy on Save Our Subway - Ensuring Torontonians Know the Facts
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-130284.pdf)

Communications
(March 21, 2019) Multiple Communications from 4,165 individuals, with the subject line: "Stand strong against Ford's subway takeover [EX3.1 and 3.12]" (EX.Supp.EX3.12.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-92270.pdf)

(March 14, 2019) Letter from Carolyn Johnson and Angelo Bertolas, York Quay Neighbourhood Association (EX.Supp.EX3.12.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-92347.pdf)

(March 19, 2019) E-mail from Yvonne Buckingham (EX.Supp.EX3.12.3)
(March 19, 2019) Letter from John Sewell and Barbara Hall (EX.Supp.EX3.12.4)
(March 19, 2019) E-mail from Lyn Cummins (EX.Supp.EX3.12.5)
(March 19, 2019) E-mail from Mark Cretu (EX.Supp.EX3.12.6)
(March 19, 2019) E-mail from Ian Collins (EX.Supp.EX3.12.7)
(March 21, 2019) Multiple Communications from 374 individuals, with the subject line: "Please Vote to Save Our Subway [EX3.1 and 3.12]" (EX.Supp.EX3.12.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-92510.pdf)

(March 19, 2019) E-mail from Jini Stolk (EX.Supp.EX3.12.9)
(March 20, 2019) Letter from Brenda Thompson, Scarborough Transit Action (EX.Supp.EX3.12.10)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-92536.pdf)

(March 20, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX3.12.11)
(March 20, 2019) E-mail from Lesley Monette (EX.Supp.EX3.12.12)
(March 20, 2019) Letter from Hana Syed, Scarborough Campus Students' Union, University of Toronto Scarborough (EX.New.EX3.12.13)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-92571.pdf)

(March 20, 2019) E-mail from Yvonne Pigott (EX.New.EX3.12.14)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-92572.pdf)

(March 20, 2019) E-mail from Elizabeth Littlejohn (EX.New.EX3.12.15)
(March 21, 2019) Submission from John Cartwright, Toronto and York Region Labour Council (EX.New.EX3.12.16)
(March 21, 2019) E-mail from Susan Atkins (EX.Supp.EX3.12.17)
Speakers

Patricia Burke Wood, CodeRedTO
John Cartwright, Toronto and York Region Labour Council
Carlos Santos, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113
John Sewell, Defend Toronto
Mosheh Herdsman
Hamish Wilson
Miguel Avila-Velarde
Mathura Karunanithy
Alan Kasperski
Adina Lebo, CARP Toronto
Patience Evbaghaur
Helen Lee
Councillor Gord Perks
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Jim Karygiannis


EX3.13 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Request for Report to Protect and Enhance the Integrity of the Civic Appointments Process
Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Requested the City Clerk to report to the June 6, 2019 Executive Committee meeting on residency enforcement mechanisms in the City of Toronto appointment process.

Origin
(February 14, 2019) Letter from Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong
Summary

I am writing to request that staff report on residency enforcement mechanisms in the City of Toronto appointment process.

 

It is a requirement that Council appointees be resident in the City of Toronto unless Council decides otherwise. Appointees are also required to disclose a change of status to their eligibility qualifications including residency. This is based on the principle that only those living in Toronto should be able to participate in Agencies, Boards and Commissions of the City. A local perspective and understanding is key to better decision making. Torontonians make better decisions for Toronto.

 

However, it has recently come to my attention that this requirement is subject to abuse. If an appointee leaves the City and takes up residence outside the City of Toronto, without reporting this change of status, there is no way for the public service to investigate or verify the change. Staff are only able to send an email or phone the appointee. If the appointee fails to respond, nothing happens, and this person who may be residing outside the City of Toronto will continue to retain their appointment.

 

For example: A Board of Health member could move to Ottawa, without providing notice. That person could still attend meetings of the Board of Health. If someone became aware of the change in residency, they could inform staff of the issue. Staff would try and contact the person. However, if that person failed to respond, ignoring the emails, there is no enforcement mechanism to remove that person from the Board of Health. 

 

I wish to try and find a way to remedy this problem and protect the integrity of the appointment process so residents of the City of Toronto continue to represent us on our Agencies, Boards and Commissions.

Background Information
(February 14, 2019) Letter from Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong on Request for Report to Protect and Enhance the Integrity of the Civic Appointments Process
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-129562.pdf)


Meeting Sessions
Session Date Session Type Start Time End Time Public or Closed Session
2019-03-21 Morning 9:41 AM 12:32 PM Public
2019-03-21 Afternoon 1:43 PM 4:21 PM Public
Attendance
Members were present for some or all of the time period indicated.
Date and Time Quorum Members
2019-03-21
09:41 AM - 12:32 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Also present (non-members): Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Gord Perks
2019-03-21
01:43 PM - 04:21 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Also present (non-members): Joe Cressy, Kristyn Wong-Tam