Decisions

 



Executive Committee


Meeting No. 5   Contact Jennifer Forkes, Committee Administrator
Meeting Date Wednesday, April 22, 2015
  Phone 416-392-4666
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail exc@toronto.ca
Location Committee Room 1, City Hall
  Chair   Mayor John Tory  

EX5.1 

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Development Charges By-law Amendment - Scarborough Subway Extension
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Development Charges Act, SO 1997
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council enact the development charges by-law amendment attached as Appendix 1 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

2.  City Council, for the purposes of complying with the Development Charges Act, 1997, adopt the 2015 Development Charges Amendment Background Study: Transit Service - Scarborough Subway Extension, dated April 7, 2015, including the development charges capital program contained therein.

 

3.  City Council determine that, pursuant to section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, no further public meeting is required.

 

4.  City Council express its intent that the development-related cost of post-2022 capacity identified in the Background Study be carried forward into future development charges by-law reviews for potential cost recovery from future development charges or other similar charges.

 

5.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, to make such housekeeping, technical and minor amendments to the by-law as necessary to give effect to the recommendations contained herein.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee held a statutory public meeting on April 22, 2015, and notice was given in accordance with the Development Charges Act.

 

The Executive Committee directed that:

 

1.  The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer report directly to City Council with options, including an option which results in no loss of the anticipated $165 million revenue, and a recommended option, to phase-in the Development Charges By-law Amendment - Scarborough Subway Extension taking into account concerns heard at the April 22, 2015 Executive Committee.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer gave a presentation on City of Toronto 2015 Scarborough Subway Development Charges By-law Amendment.

Origin
(April 8, 2015) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

At its meeting on October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013, Council directed staff to update the City's development charges by-law to include the Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project costs.  This report, together with the requisite Background Study and proposed by-law amendment, are presented in response to that Council direction.

 

The only change resulting from the proposed by-law amendment is to add development charges relating to the Scarborough Subway Extension to the schedule of development charges rates currently in effect.  The calculated Scarborough Subway Extension development charges rates represent a 10 percent and 11 percent increase to the 2013 adopted residential and non-residential development charges rates, respectively. 

 

The amended rates are proposed to come into effect on August 1, 2015 and be phased-in in accordance with the 2013 development charges by-law (85 percent and 100 percent of the adopted increase effective August 1, 2015 and February 1, 2016, respectively).  No other changes are proposed to the existing development charges by-law provisions or policies. 

 

Even with the increase, Toronto's development charges rates are competitive and remain well below the average charges imposed in the surrounding region.

Background Information
(April 8, 2015) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Development Charges By-law Amendment - Scarborough Subway Extension
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78962.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Proposed Development Charges By-law Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78945.pdf)

Appendix 2 - 2015 Development Charges Amendment Background Study: Transit Service - Scarborough Subway Extension
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78946.pdf)

(April 1, 2015) Notice of Public Meeting Regarding Development Charges By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78820.pdf)

(April 22, 2015) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on City of Toronto 2015 Scarborough Subway Development Charges Bylaw Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-79236.pdf)

Communications
(April 20, 2015) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Supp.EX5.1.1)
(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Hugh Grant (EX.Supp.EX5.1.2)
(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Carolyn Johnson (EX.Supp.EX5.1.3)
(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Craig Smith, President, NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association (EX.Supp.EX5.1.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-52422.pdf)

(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Steve Deveaux, Chairman, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) (EX.Supp.EX5.1.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-52423.pdf)

(April 22, 2015) E-mail from Hugh Grant (EX.New.EX5.1.6)
(April 22, 2015) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.New.EX5.1.7)
Speakers

Hamish Wilson
Gary Switzer, Chair, BILD Toronto Chapter, and Audrey Jacob, IBI Group, Building Industry and Land Development Association
Heather Tremain, Options for Homes
Steve Deveaux
Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Justin DiCiano


EX5.2 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Remuneration and Expenses of Members of Council and of Council Appointees to Agencies, Corporations and Other Bodies for the Year Ended December 31, 2014
Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Received the report (March 31, 2015) from the Treasurer and the City Clerk for information.

Origin
(March 31, 2015) Report from the Treasurer and the City Clerk
Summary

This report is submitted for information purposes as required under Section 223 (1) of the City of Toronto Act 2006. It provides an itemized statement on remuneration and expenses of Members of Council and of Council appointees to agencies, corporations and other bodies for the year ended December 31, 2014.

Background Information
(March 31, 2015) Report from the Treasurer and the City Clerk on Remuneration and Expenses of Members of Council and of Council Appointees to Agencies, Corporations and Other Bodies for the year ended December 31, 2014
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78735.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Summary of Remuneration and Expenses for Members of Council
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78750.pdf)

Communications
(April 19, 2015) E-mail from Peter Clarke (EX.Supp.EX5.2.1)
(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Peter Clarke (EX.Supp.EX5.2.2)

EX5.3 

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Amendment to Former Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto By-law 25-85 "Respecting the Management of Exhibition Place"
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the transfer of management responsibility of the lands identified within this report from the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place to the City's Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division by:

 

a.  amending By-law No. 25-85 "Respecting the Management of Exhibition Place" enclosed as Appendix A to the report (March 11, 2015) from the City Manager and By-law No. 45-84 "Respecting the Regulation of Traffic in Exhibition Place" of the former Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, to remove a strip of land located south of Lake Shore Boulevard from the Lands shown under the management of the Board as highlighted on the map enclosed as Appendix B to the report (March 11, 2015) from the City Manager;

 

b.  transferring the lands to the management responsibility of the City's Parks, Forestry, and Recreation Division and subject to Municipal Code Chapter 608, Parks, and update the configuration of the roadways at Exhibition Place to reflect the current status; and

 

c.  authorizing the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to amend the former Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto By-laws No. 25-85 and No. 45-84, and Chapter 63, Exhibition Place Governance.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to continue to allow the Canadian National Exhibition Association to use the strip of land south of Lake Shore Boulevard shown in Appendix B to the report (March 11, 2015) from the City Manager, as required for the purpose of staging events for the annual Canadian National Exhibition, at an annual rental fee of one dollar, and on the same terms and conditions of use as set out in the Master Agreement between the Canadian National Exhibition Association, the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place and the City save and except for any terms and conditions relating to the provision by the Board of any unionized or non-unionized Exhibition Place personnel or services.


3.  City Council authorize the City Manager and the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place to make the necessary amendments to any governance policies or instruments consistent with the decisions of City Council in this report, including the Relationship Framework of the City with the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place.

Origin
(March 11, 2015) Report from the City Manager
Summary

On February 6, 2015, the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place (the Board) approved amendments to the former Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto By-law No. 25-85 "Respecting the Management of Exhibition Place" (Metro By-law 25-85), attached in Appendix A, to remove a small strip of land south of Lake Shore Boulevard from the lands shown under its management, subject to City Council approval.

 

This report recommends that City Council amend Metro By-law 25-85 as requested by the Board, and further recommends that City Council place these lands within the jurisdiction of the City's Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division (PFR) and subject to Municipal Code Chapter 608, Parks, to allow PFR to licence/permit the strip of land to the Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) for the purpose of staging the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE).

 

This strip of land being removed from the management of the Board is highlighted in Appendix B to this report, and more specifically shown in the drawing attached to Metro By-law 25-85. The changes recommended in this report would allow PFR to manage and permit the land, as has been the recent practice, and to implement activities being prepared on the land for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.

Background Information
(March 11, 2015) Report and Appendices A and B from the City Manager on Amendment to former Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto By-law 25-85 "Respecting the Management of Exhibition Place"
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78661.pdf)


EX5.4 

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Terms of Public Appointments to City Corporations
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend the Public Appointments Policy and any affected Shareholder Directions and Declarations to require that a full recruitment process for public members on boards of City corporations is conducted every two years.

 

2.  City Council request Boards of City corporations to amend procedure bylaws to align with Recommendation 1 above, as required.

 

3.  City Council extend the term of office for the current citizen directors of Toronto Hydro to end on October 31, 2015 or until their successors are appointed, instead of April 14, 2015.

 

4.  City Council direct staff to commence a recruitment process for citizen directors of the Boards of Build Toronto and Invest Toronto as follows:

 

a.  Build Toronto - for members whose term will commence at the end of the two-year term expiring on June 23, 2015; and

 

b.  Invest Toronto - for members whose term will commence at the end of the two-year term expiring on March 16, 2016;

 

with current and new appointments to continue until their successors are appointed.

 

5.  City Council request that, when considering appointments to the City's corporations, the applicable panels give consideration to the staggering of appointments so that the boards have a mix of new and returning directors.

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

The purpose of this report is to adjust the term of appointment for public members serving on boards of City corporations to require a public recruitment process every two years in order to be consistent with best practices and the Business Corporations Act of Ontario (OBCA). This would discontinue the City practice of reappointing incumbents for a renewal period of an additional two years without a recruitment process. As a result of this policy change, the Clerk will conduct a recruitment process where public appointments were made for two-year terms expiring in 2015 and 2016. The City Clerk would initiate recruitments to City corporations as required.

Background Information
(April 8, 2015) Report and Appendix 1 from the City Manager on Terms of Public Appointments to City Corporations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-79093.pdf)


EX5.5 

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Consolidated City-Wide Real Estate Framework
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager to develop a business case and identify implementation options for coordinating and/or consolidating real estate operations and/or portfolios across relevant City agencies, corporations and divisions, and to report to Executive Committee on the results of the findings in early fourth quarter of 2015.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Manager to establish an expert advisory panel to:

 

a.  participate in the procurement process to recommend a third party consultant to assist in the review of real estate operations conducted by City agencies, corporations and divisions, evaluate recommendations made by KPMG LLP and the Auditor General and recommend options, including implementation, for coordination and/or consolidation; and

 

b.  review the options provided by the third party consultant and make recommendations to the City Manager.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Manager to hire the third party consultant selected as part of the procurement process in Recommendation 2.a above.

 

4.  City Council direct the City Manager to incorporate the expert advisory panel's input in the report to Executive Committee in the fourth quarter of 2015.

 

5.  City Council authorize the City Manager to include the relevant agencies and corporations in the real estate review and instruct them to participate in the review process and to provide information as required.

 

6. City Council direct that the Affordable Housing Office be included as a Division to be consulted as a part of the City-wide Real Estate review.

 

7.  City Council authorize an one-time increase of $200,000 gross and $0 net to the 2015 Approved Operating Budget for Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy with funding provided from the Innovation Reserve Fund (XR1713) for the hiring of a third party consultant.

Origin
(April 10, 2015) Report from the City Manager
Summary

Recent studies commissioned under the City's Service Review Program, including efficiency studies by KPMG LLP, and the Auditor General's review of Build Toronto suggest a number of opportunities exist to improve real estate coordination across City agencies, corporations and divisions. Various real estate activities are currently conducted by Real Estate Services and other City divisions, and by agencies and corporations such as Build Toronto, Toronto Port Lands Company, Toronto Parking Authority, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto Community Housing Corporation and other agencies. Currently, these entities manage their real estate portfolios separately, which limits the City's ability to develop a City-wide real estate strategy, explore co-location opportunities, maximize the value of assets, and find efficiencies in operations. As a result, a comprehensive plan to centralize or coordinate all City-owned real estate operations is required.

 

Retaining a third party consultant, combined with an independent advisory panel, will provide the City with an objective, in-depth review of all City-owned real estate operations. The consultant and advisory panel will provide an immediate implementation plan based on their assessment of best practices in real estate management and review of recommendations made by the Auditor General and KPMG LLP. The recommendations and action plan will be included in a report to City Council from the City Manager in early Q4 2015. It is expected that the results of this study will lead to long-term efficiencies and savings for the City of Toronto in 2016 and beyond.

Background Information
(April 10, 2015) Report and Appendix A, from the City Manager on Consolidated City-Wide Real Estate Framework
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78823.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Janet Davis


EX5.6 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: 35, 37, 38, 41, 42 

Scarborough Subway Extension - Project Delivery Options
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report back to City Council by the first quarter of 2016 with their recommendation on whether to proceed with a Design-Bid-Build or Design-Build-Finance option for project procurement and that such report also include recommendations with respect to project management, delivery and governance.

 

2.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to retain the services of Infrastructure Ontario, and such other advisors that are required to complete the Procurement Options Analysis, at a total cost not to exceed $500,000.

 

3.  City Council request that the Board of the Toronto Transit Commission continue to structure any contracts for design or other preparatory work for the Scarborough Subway Extension so as to preserve the ability to proceed with whichever procurement and delivery model is recommended to Council following completion of the Procurement Options Analysis.

Origin
(April 8, 2015) Report from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report responds to a direction from Council (EX4.17) to examine potential options for the delivery of the Scarborough Subway Extension project (the "SSE").

 

In particular, the report focuses on an assessment of potential project procurement options. This high-level assessment indicates that the most appropriate procurement approach will be either a traditional Design-Bid-Build ("DBB") approach or a Design-Build-Finance ("DBF") form of Alternative Finance and Procurement ("AFP"). The participation of a private partner in the operations of the project has been ruled out as it is impractical in an extension of an existing subway line.

 

The existing Collective Bargaining Agreement with TTC unions also explicitly precludes the contracting out of those maintenance activities that are normally undertaken by TTC employees. However, the consideration of some scenarios for the lifecycle maintenance by the private partner of major structural elements of the project may be incorporated within a P3 (Public Private Partnership) screen required as a condition of the federal funding commitment being provided through the New Build Canada Fund. This report recommends that Infrastructure Ontario be retained to advise on the preparation of a POA.

 

‎In addition to addressing procurement, the report sets out the process that will lead to decisions with respect to the appropriate form of project management and delivery for each stage of the SSE project.

 

Finally, this report also requests that the Board of the Toronto Transit Commission continue to structure any new contracts for design or other preparatory work for the project so as to preserve the ability to proceed with whichever procurement mode is recommended as a result of the POA. This will allow the project to proceed with no delays during the time the POA is being carried out.

Background Information
(April 8, 2015) Report and Appendices 1 and 2, from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Scarborough Subway Extension - Project Delivery Options
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-79228.pdf)

(April 8, 2015) Report from the City Manager on Scarborough Subway Extension - Project Delivery Options - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78853.pdf)

Communications
(April 17, 2015) E-mail from Don Ferguson (EX.Supp.EX5.6.1)
(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Supp.EX5.6.2)
(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Moya Beall (EX.Supp.EX5.6.3)
(April 21, 2015) E-mail from John Liss (EX.Supp.EX5.6.4)
(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.New.EX5.6.5)
Speakers

Brenda Thompson
Herman Rosenfeld
Joell Vanderwagen
Jessica Bell
Hamish Wilson
Bill Reno
Vincent Puhakka, Scarborough Transit Action
Jessie Macaulay
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker
Councillor Josh Colle


EX5.7 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Development Charges Act - Proposed Amendments - Bill 73
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council indicate its support of the principle that "growth should pay for growth" and that this principle continue to be the main objective of the Development Charges Act, 1997.

 

2.  City Council endorse the proposed amendments to the Development Charges Act, 1997 that

 

a.  add transit to the list of services that are not subject to a mandatory 10 percent reduction;

 

b.  allow the use of a planned level of service for prescribed services; and

 

c.  allow development charge recoveries for waste diversion.

 

3.  City Council urge the Province to broaden the application of development charges further by

 

a.  eliminating the mandatory 10 percent reduction to eligible costs;

 

b.  deleting the list of ineligible municipal services; and

 

c.  considering further amendments that enable uniform, region-wide collection of development charges for GO Transit and Metrolinx Capital Expansion projects.

 

4.  City Council request the Province to:

 

a.  delete section 6 of draft Bill 73 that makes development charges payable upon the first applicable building permit being issued;

 

b.  delete section 2 (3) of draft Bill 73 that would allow the Province through regulations to mandate the use of area-specific development charges; and

 

c.  review appeal provisions of the Development Charges Act, 1997 so as to allow the Ontario Municipal Board to increase the amount of a development charge if a development charge by-law is appealed. 

 

5.  City Council forward the report (April 8, 2015) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Municipal Finance Officers' Association of Ontario, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, and Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) municipalities contributing to GO Transit/Metrolinx.

Origin
(April 8, 2015) Report from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

On March 5, 2015, the Province tabled draft Bill 73 to amend the Development Charges Act, 1997 (the "DCA"), and the Planning Act. The purpose of this report is to provide Council with an assessment of the draft legislative and pending regulatory amendments to the Development Charges Act and to recommend an appropriate response. A report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, providing information and recommendations with respect to the proposed Planning Act changes will be considered by Planning and Growth Management Committee at its May meeting.

 

The legislative review is welcome and timely.  It has been 18 years since the current Development Charges Act was implemented.  Staff supports the principle that growth should pay for growth and agrees that this objective should continue to be the main principle underlying the Development Charges Act.  Unfortunately, the Development Charges Act, in its current form, does not uphold this principle due to the exclusion of key services from Development Charges, the 10 percent statutory discount for some services and a historical service level cap, amongst other things. Council has requested the Province to amend the legislation and correct these deficiencies a number of times over the years.

 

Bill 73 goes part way toward addressing some of Council's requests for amendments to the Development Charges Act by:

 

-  permitting the use of forward-looking service levels to determine maximum eligible costs as opposed to average service levels over the past ten years (subject to regulation for each designated service);

 

-  exempting transit from the mandatory 10 percent reduction (but leaving other services subject to the reduction); and

 

-  proposing to remove waste diversion from a list of services for which Development Charges recoveries are prohibited (and moving the list to regulation, where further additions or deletions could be implemented without legislative amendment)

 

Other proposed changes, both legislative and regulatory, would affect the administration of municipal by-laws. Some of these, such as changing the timing of Development Charges collection, or authorizing the government to require consideration of area specific charges, could have negative financial implications for municipalities, and Toronto in particular due to the predominance of condominium infill in Toronto.

 

The Province proposes to establish a working group of key stakeholders to provide advice on complex issues needing further consideration prior to the enactment of the bill and the issuance of regulations, which is likely not to occur before the end of the year.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer recommends that Council indicate its support for proposed changes that expand the scope of development charges, and encourage the Province to go further in accordance with previous Council requests. Staff also recommends that Council indicate its opposition to changes that would have the effect of advancing the timing of Development Charges collection, or dictating the use of area specific development charges, whether now or in the future.  Furthermore, staff recommends that Council support additional changes to facilitate a uniform, region-wide development charge for Metrolinx, and a review of the appeal provisions of the Development Charges Act.

Background Information
(April 8, 2015) Report and Appendix 1 from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Development Charges Act - Proposed Amendments (Bill 73)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78948.pdf)


EX5.8 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Timing of Reporting on Executive Compensation Policies at City Agencies and Corporations
Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Received the report (April 8, 2015) from the City Manager for information.

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

In August 2014, City Council directed City agency and corporation Boards to approve a senior executive compensation policy by April 1, 2015 (excluding restricted Boards).  The purpose of this report is to inform Executive Committee that Boards are progressing on this key initiative, however additional time is required for completion and final reporting. City staff are advising Boards that approvals and reporting to the City Manager are required by October 30, 2015.

Background Information
(April 8, 2015) Report from the City Manager on Timing of Reporting on Executive Compensation Policies at City Agencies and Corporations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-79027.pdf)


EX5.9 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: 24 

Establishing the Sheppard East Corridor Parkland Acquisition Reserve Fund
Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council establish an obligatory Reserve Fund titled "Sheppard East Corridor Parkland Acquisition Reserve Fund" (the "Reserve Fund") with criteria set out in Appendix 1 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, to provide funding for the acquisition of lands, and any related expenses, for parks and recreation purposes along the Sheppard East Corridor. 

 

2.  City Council direct that Schedule 10 of Chapter 227 of the Toronto Municipal Code, Reserve and Reserve Funds, be amended to add the Sheppard East Corridor Parkland Acquisition Reserve Fund.

 

3.  City Council authorize that the following be deposited to the Reserve Fund:

 

a.  the above 5% of the portion of the Section 42 cash-in-lieu of parkland payment that is expected to be received for 2-14 Cusack Court and 1200, 1210 and 1220 Sheppard Avenue East; and

 

b.  the entire Section 42 cash-in-lieu of parkland payment expected to be received for 784 Sheppard Avenue East, by replacing reference to the City's  Parkland Acquisition Reserve Fund Account XR2216 in Recommendation 5 of NY29.19 - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - 784 Sheppard Avenue East, adopted by City Council on February 19 and 20, 2014, with the Reserve Fund.

 

4.  City Council authorize that up to $3.0 million be borrowed from Parkland Acquisition - City Wide Land Acquisition Reserve Fund (XR2210) should, at any time, the Reserve Fund not have adequate funds, including as an initial contribution to the Reserve Fund, if necessary.

 

5.  City Council direct that once all the lands shown as the priority lands on Map 1 (the "Priority Lands") attached to Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer have been acquired and any funds borrowed from the Parkland Acquisition City Wide Land Acquisition Reserve Fund has been repaid, any remaining funds in the Reserve Fund be transferred to the Alternative Parkland Dedication Reserve Fund (XR2213) and the Reserve Fund be closed and deleted from Chapter 227.

 

6.  City Council amend the Parks, Forestry and Recreation 2015 Capital Budget by adding a project called "Sheppard East Corridor Parkland Acquisition" for $3.0 million funded from the "Sheppard East Corridor Parkland Acquisition Reserve Fund" to be used to acquire the Priority Lands as set out in the Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer

 

7.  City Council authorize that the Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer remain confidential until all the Priority Lands have been acquired by the City.

 

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

Origin
(April 7, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain authority to establish a new reserve fund called the Sheppard East Corridor Parkland Acquisition Reserve Fund (the "Reserve Fund") whose purpose will be to accumulate funds to purchase lands for parks and recreation purposes along the Sheppard East Corridor. The "Sheppard East Corridor" is defined as the area within Ward 24 between Hawkesbury Drive to the West, Leslie Street to the East, Highway 401 to the South and a line drawn parallel to and approximately 500 metres to the North of Sheppard Avenue East (Appendix 2 – Key Map).  As well, this report seeks to amend the Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PF&R) 2015 Capital Budget and 2016 to 2024 Capital Plan to add a project to acquire parkland in the Sheppard East Corridor, called "Sheppard East Corridor Parkland Acquisition" (the "Capital Project").

 

Funding for this Capital Project will be provided from future Section 42 payments under the Planning Act from development in the Sheppard East Corridor. Since funds from these sources are not currently available, and it will take some time for the development process to accumulate adequate funding, this report is also seeking authority to borrow funds from the Parkland Acquisition City-Wide Land Acquisition Reserve Fund (XR2210) in the meantime.

Background Information
(April 7, 2015) Report and Appendix 1 from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Establishing the Sheppard East Corridor Parkland Acquisition Reserve Fund
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78814.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Key Map - Sheppard East Corridor
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78815.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1

EX5.10 

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: 27, 28 

Change of Proposed Site for The 519 Sport and Recreation Project
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the Acting Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, the Moss Park Arena Board and Councillors for Wards 27 and 28, to undertake a due diligence review in partnership with The 519 project team to determine the viability of redeveloping Moss Park including all current uses of the site and a new 519 Sport and Recreation Centre.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, the Acting Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report to City Council in September 2015 with an overall project plan developed in partnership with The 519 project team that includes the proposed structure of a Development Board, community consultation strategy, governance model and funding model for The 519 Sport and Recreation Centre project and the redevelopment of the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Facilities.

Origin
(April 8, 2015) Report from the Acting Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

This report provides an update on The 519 Sport and Recreation Project and seeks approval to undertake a due diligence review for a new site located in the Moss Park community, including the site occupied by the John Innes Community Centre. The originally proposed project site at Eastern Avenue and St. Lawrence Street has been determined to be unsuitable for the proposed project.

 

The 519, with the support of a major private philanthropic donor, is proposing to build the first ever LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgendered, Queer)-focused Sport and Recreation Centre in Toronto. The City of Toronto is currently working with The 519 and the donor to develop a project proposal and parameters for a Development Board that will oversee the planning and execution of the project.

Background Information
(April 8, 2015) Report from the Acting Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Change of Proposed Site for The 519 Sport and Recreation Project
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78824.pdf)


EX5.11 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Recommendations Regarding the Social Housing Waiting List
Confidential Attachment - Security of the property belonging to the municipality or local board; Labour relations or employee negotiations
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct staff to negotiate the acquisition of the social housing waiting list administration business and rent supplement program administration business (the "Business") of Access Housing Connections Inc. (Housing Connections) substantially on the terms, conditions and principles set forth in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) attached as Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to execute and deliver on behalf of the City of Toronto as purchaser an agreement of purchase and sale of the Business with Toronto Community Housing Corporation and Housing Connections upon terms and conditions that substantially reflect the terms, conditions and principles of negotiation set forth in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) attached as Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, together with such negotiated terms and conditions as are satisfactory to the General Manager and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to execute and deliver on behalf of the City of Toronto such other notices, consents, authorizations and agreements as shareholder, Social Housing Service Manager or purchaser in order to facilitate the acquisition of the Business including, without limitation, amendments to the Operating Agreement between the City and Toronto Community Housing.

 

4.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration remain confidential until the necessary agreements are executed to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

Origin
(April 8, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

Direct control of the rent-geared-to-income (RGI) waiting list function is needed to implement Council-directed business improvements to housing access services. This report outlines the business case and the comprehensive due diligence being exercised by City officials to bring the social housing waiting list function, currently delegated to Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and managed by Housing Connections (a subsidiary of TCHC) and all other delegated functions and roles, into the City's reporting and governance structure.

 

To ensure the system for accessing housing services was operationally efficient and functioning in the best interest of households in need, the City has conducted an extensive review of the centralized waiting list for social housing. The review resulted in recommendations to implement a range of service improvements, which were approved by Council in July 2014, including a choice-based system, an integrated service delivery model and the transformation of the centralized waiting list into a multi-service housing registry.

 

The business, policy and organizational changes needed to implement these recommendations will require the City to govern and operate the waiting list function. This aligns with the delivery of other housing services and the implementation of administrative changes to RGI access. This report includes a business case, rationale and due diligence plan to transfer the waiting list business unit into the City.

Background Information
(April 8, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Recommendations Regarding the Social Housing Waiting List
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78850.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1
Communications
(April 21, 2015) Letter from Senator Art Eggleton, Chair, Mayor's Task Force on Toronto Community Housing, submitted by Mayor John Tory (EX.Supp.EX5.11.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-52380.pdf)


EX5.12 

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: 30 

Securing a Future for the Red Door Shelter
Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommend that:

1.  City Council approve the Terms and Conditions of the Letter of Intent as set out in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer.

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer to undertake further negotiations with 875 Queen Lofts Inc. and to enter into a binding Agreement of Purchase and Sale for the shelter component to be constructed at 875 Queen Street East.

3.  City Council authorize an amendment to Shelter, Support and Housing Administration's 2015 -2024 Capital Budget and Plan to add a new capital project for the purchase and acquisition of the shelter space referred to in Recommendation 2 above with cash flows as identified in Confidential Attachment 2 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer to be fully funded by the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund - XR1012 ("LARF"), and further that this funding be treated as recoverable debt and repaid from the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration's Operating Budget to the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund over a 25 year period commencing in the year following completion of the purchase.

4. City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and the Chief Corporate Officer to negotiate, and the City to execute, a long-term below market lease with WoodGreen Red Door Family Shelter for the operation of the shelter within the new complex, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

5.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer remain confidential under the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 as they relate to a proposed or pending land acquisition by the City or one of its agencies, boards, and commissions.

6.  City Council authorize the public release of the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer following the closing of any purchase transaction.

Origin
(April 7, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer
Summary

In June 2014 City Council directed staff to undertake a series of actions to support the WoodGreen Red Door Family Shelter (Red Door) in its efforts to maintain shelter services for families through the redevelopment of the property at 875 Queen Street East. 

 

This report provides City Council with an update on the work undertaken over the past eight months and a concrete plan to secure a future for Red Door at 875 Queen Street East.  This is a significant accomplishment and will preserve much needed services to vulnerable homeless families and their children.

 

The report recommends Council approve the City purchasing in the new complex to be constructed at 875 Queen Street East approximately 20,000 square feet to be operated as a shelter by Red Door.   The details of the proposed purchase are set out in the Confidential Attachments to this report. The report further seeks City Council authority to approve an adjustment to the 2015 – 2024 Capital Budget and Plan for Shelter Support and Housing Administration to add a new capital project for the purchase and acquisition of the shelter space at 875 Queen Street East.

 

It is also recommended that the City approve the capital funding for the purchase of the shelter space, which will be subject to a long-term below market lease to be negotiated with Red Door.

Background Information
(April 7, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer on Securing a Future for the Red Door Shelter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78811.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - Letter of Intent - Shelter Construction 875 Queen Street East, Toronto
Confidential Attachment 2 - Capital Cost and Financing Details
Communications
(April 22, 2015) E-mail from Ann Elliott, Vice-President, Red Door Family Shelter (EX.New.EX5.12.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-52435.pdf)

Speakers

Gerry Brown
Ann Elliott
Chris Harhay, President, Harhay Developments
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Pam McConnell
Councillor Janet Davis


EX5.13 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

2015 Education Property Tax Levy and Clawback Rate By-Law
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the following 2015 tax rates for school purposes, which will raise an education tax levy for 2015 of $2,018,100,647:

 

 

Column I

Column II

Property Class

2015 Tax Rate for Education  Levy

Residential

0.195000%

Multi-Residential

0.195000%

New Multi-Residential

0.195000%

Commercial

1.227826%

Commercial (New Construction)

1.190000%

Residual Commercial (New Construction)

1.190000%

Industrial

1.294610%

Industrial (New Construction)

1.190000%

Pipelines

1.506573%

Farmlands

0.048750%

Managed Forests

0.048750%

 

2.  City Council enact a by-law for the 2015 taxation year to reduce tax decreases for the 2015 taxation year on properties in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes by the percentage of the tax decrease set out in Column II in order to recover the revenues foregone as a result of capping:

 

 

Column I

Column II

Column III

(Property Class)

(Clawback

Percentage)

(Allowable

Decrease)

Commercial

70.898360%

29.101640%

Industrial

52.474622%

47.525378%

Multi-residential

24.682543%

75.317457%

 

3.  City Council grant authority for the introduction of the necessary bills in Council to give effect hereto.

Origin
(April 14, 2015) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report recommends adoption of the 2015 education tax rates and property tax levy for school purposes for the City of Toronto in accordance with the rates prescribed by regulation by the Minister of Finance.  This report also recommends the 2015 percentage of the tax decreases (the ‘clawback’ rates) required to recover the revenues foregone as a result of the cap limit on properties in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes, as provided for by legislation.

Background Information
(April 14, 2015) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on 2015 Education Property Tax Levy and Clawback Rate By-Law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78806.pdf)


EX5.14 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Annual Report on City's Loan and Loan Guarantee Portfolios
Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the renewal of the line of credit guarantee issued on behalf of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) to its lender in the amount of $3,000,000 (inclusive of all interest payable by TSO), for a three year period commencing on November 1, 2015 and ending October 31, 2018.

 

2.  City Council request the Board of the Lakeshore Arena Corporation, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, to report to Executive Committee in the fall of 2015, on options and a recommendation for permanently financing the approximately $20 million in funds currently provided by the City to it on a short-term interest-only basis.

 

3.  City Council approve the key terms of the settlement of the $500,000 loan to Just for Laughs Festival (JFL) as outlined in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

4.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to enter into an agreement with Just for Laughs Festival, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, in accordance with these terms.

 

5.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer remain confidential until the necessary agreements have been executed.

Origin
(April 8, 2015) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report provides an annual update on the City's loan and loan guarantee portfolios. 

 

The City currently guarantees three operating lines of credit and seven capital loans under Council approved policies for line of credit and loan guarantees for cultural and community-based organizations.  In addition to the guarantees, the City currently provides seven direct loans to City agencies and corporations, and one to an external organization.  All loans and guarantees with one exception are in good standing.

 

Noteworthy changes to the portfolio since last year's report include:

 

1.  An early discharge of the capital loan guarantee ($4.8 million) on behalf of the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), as the lender is satisfied with the improved property as full security for its loan.

 

2.  A direct city loan being made to the Lakeshore Arena Corporation in the amount of $19.9 million on a temporary basis, to replace a loan from an external lender which matured in September 2014.

 

3.  An extension to the term of the capital loan guarantee ($4.8 million) on behalf of the Evergreen Brickworks to 2023 (instead of 2016) due to shortfalls in their capital fundraising for this project.

 

Recommendations concerning the loan that is currently in default are contained in the Confidential Attachment to this report.

Background Information
(April 8, 2015) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Annual Report on City's Loan and Loan Guarantee Portfolios
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78949.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1

EX5.15 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Memorandum of Understanding - City of Toronto and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Inc.
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.   City Council authorize the Mayor to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Toronto and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Inc., with terms substantially as set out in Attachment A to the report (April 1, 2015) from the Chief Corporate Officer.

Origin
(April 1, 2015) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek City Council approval of a new Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Toronto and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

Background Information
(April 1, 2015) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer on Memorandum of Understanding - City of Toronto and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Inc.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78771.pdf)

Attachment A - Proposed Memorandum of Understanding
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78772.pdf)

Communications
(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.New.EX5.15.1)
Speakers

Hamish Wilson


EX5.16 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

2015 Capital Budget Carry Forward Funding Adjustments, 2014 Projects Closure and 2015 Operating Budget Re-allocations
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive for information Appendix 1 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer which lists 111 completed capital projects/sub-projects to be closed resulting in  a total combined project budget savings of $35.896 million.

 

2.  City Council approve additional carry forward funding of $352.028 million from unspent capital projects funding as detailed in Appendix 2 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, in order to continue work on previously approved capital projects, and that the 2015 Approved Capital Budget for respective City programs and Agencies be adjusted accordingly with no incremental net impact on debt.

 

3.  City Council approve the re-allocation of $7 million gross and net from the 2015 Approved Non-Program Expenditure Budget to City Programs and Agencies to fund the 2015 costs for insurance and claims.

 

4.  City Council approve the re-allocation of $1.244 million gross and net from 2015 Fleet Services Approved Operating Budget to other City Divisions to transfer savings realized from lower fuel prices.

 

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

Origin
(April 21, 2015) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek Council's approval for carry-forward funding adjustments to the 2015 Approved Capital Budget of $352.028 million. The recommended carry forward funding adjustments are in compliance with the City's Carryforward Policy and have no impact on the City's debt levels.

 

Report also provides a list of 111 completed capital projects to be closed including the total number and value of projects under and over expenditures. $378.591 million in projects are ready to be closed and have been completed under budget, resulting in savings of $35.896 million that will be returned to their original funding sources, including a savings of $13.827 million in debt funding.

 

In addition, this report recommends that Council authorize the transfer of $7.0 million gross and net from the 2015 Approved Budget for insurance and claims from Non-Program account to City Programs and Agencies pursuant to the Insurance Allocation Algorithm adopted by Council and re-allocation of budget savings resulted from the declining fuel prices from Fleet Services to respective Divisions.

Background Information
(April 21, 2015) Letter from the Budget Committee on 2015 Capital Budget Carry Forward Funding Adjustments, 2014 Projects Closure and 2015 Operating Budget Re-allocations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-79243.pdf)

(April 8, 2015) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on 2015 Capital Budget Carry Forward Funding Adjustments - 2014 Projects Closure and 2015 Operating Budget Re-allocation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-79246.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Capital Projects to be Closed
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-79247.pdf)

Appendix 2 - 2014 Carry Forward Funding Adjustments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-79248.pdf)

Appendix 3 - 2015 Re-allocation of Insurance Funding
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-79249.pdf)

Appendix 4 - 2015 Re-allocation of Fuel Savings
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-79250.pdf)

(April 8, 2015) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on 2015 Capital Budget Carry Forward Funding Adjustments, 2014 Projects Closure and 2015 Operating Budget Re-allocations - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78840.pdf)


EX5.17 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Water 2014 Year End Capital Budget Adjustment and Accelerations/Deferrals
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the reallocation of funds within Toronto Water's approved 2014 Water Capital Budget in the amount of $50.006 million, for acceleration and deferral of projects, as presented in Schedule A (Part A and B) to the report (April 9, 2015) from the General Manager, Toronto Water, with a zero budget impact.

 

2.  City Council authorize the reallocation of funds in Toronto Water's approved Capital Budget in the amount of $11.600 million from projects that have been completed to those requiring additional funding in the same amount as presented in Schedule A (Part C) to the report (April 9, 2015) from the General Manager, Toronto Water, with a zero budget impact.

Origin
(April 21, 2015) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

This report requests City Council’s authority to amend Toronto Water’s Approved 2014 Capital Budget by adjusting project costs and cash flows contained within the Budget and Plan, respectively, to reflect the actual year expenditures and progress completion. The adjustments will have a zero dollar impact on the 2014 Capital Budget and will align 2014 expenditures with Toronto Water's capital project delivery schedule and program requirements.

Background Information
(April 21, 2015) Letter from the Budget Committee on Toronto Water 2014 Year End Capital Budget Adjustment and Accelerations/Deferrals
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-79244.pdf)

(April 9, 2015) Report and Schedule A from the General Manager, Toronto Water on Toronto Water 2014 Year End Capital Budget Adjustment and Accelerations/Deferrals
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-79251.pdf)

(April 8, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water on Toronto Water 2014 Year End Capital Budget Adjustment and Accelerations/Deferrals - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78924.pdf)


EX5.18 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Recommended Multi Year Service Based Planning and Budgeting Process
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the 2016 Budget Process Schedule which is designed to develop, review and adopt the 2016 Rate Supported Capital and Operating Budgets and Plans by December 9 and 10, 2015 and the Tax Supported Capital and Operating Budgets and Plans by February 17 and 18, 2016 as set out in Appendix 3 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

2.  Each Standing Committee submit its service level recommendations to the Budget Committee for consideration as part of the 2016 Budget process.

 

3.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the City Clerk, to report in Spring 2016, prior to the start of the 2017 multi-year plan and budget process, with detailed recommendations regarding Standing Committee and Budget Committee review of Service Plans, Levels and Performance on an ongoing basis, beginning with the 2017 Multi-Year Service-Based Planning and Budgeting Process.

Origin
(April 21, 2015) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

This report sets out the implementation of the approved multi-year service-based planning and budgeting process for the City over the balance of this term of Council.   A staged approach will be used to establish the service planning and priority-setting process that will include comprehensive public consultation.

 

Implementation will be begin with a service level review by Standing Committees in June, 2015 for the 2016 Budget process which is incorporated into a recommended 2016 Budget Process Schedule (see Appendix 3). Standing Committee recommended service level changes will be forwarded to the Budget Committee. Budget Committee will review these recommended service changes and their financial impacts in the context of the City's financial outlook and circumstances of the City.  These recommended service level changes along with budgetary guidelines will be utilized by City Programs, Agencies, the Budget Committee and Executive Committee in establishing the 2016 Operating and Capital Budgets and Plans.

 

The recommended 2016 Budget Process Schedule also allows for public deputations on the 2016 Capital and Operating Budgets to take place at all Civic Centers over 3 days; provides time to incorporate information sessions on the City’s User Fee Policy Framework and user fee increases, as directed by City Council and is designed to ensure that the Rate Supported Capital and Operating Budgets are approved December 9 and 10, 2015 and Tax Supported Capital Budgets are approved February 17 and 18, 2016.

 

Beginning in 2016 for the 2017 Budget Process, Standing Committee meetings will be dedicated to the Service Planning and Priority-Setting stage of the integrated Multi-Year Planning and Budgeting Process.  Standing Committees will assess service plans to ensure they align with Council's strategic directions. Standing Committees will also have the opportunity to consult with the public during this period to seek input in the setting of service priorities.

 

For the 2017 process, Standing Committees will forward service plans to City Council for consideration of their alignment with strategic directions and for approval in principle. The service plans established by Standing Committees will set multi-year service objectives, targets and associated priority actions and will be approved by Council. Each year thereafter, Standing Committees will review service levels and performance in attaining those service objectives. Results from these service level reviews will then be forwarded to Budget Committee. These recommended service level priorities along with any fiscal guidelines from the Budget Committee will be utilized by the Executive Committee to provide budget directions and guidelines in developing the 2017 and 2018 Operating and Capital Budgets.

 

With the establishment of service plans in 2017, the 2018 Service Planning and Priority -Setting process will focus on the review of service performance to ensure that the service level priorities, as approved with the budget, are being met and to address emergent service issues.

 

Implementation of Council’s approved multi-year service-based planning and budget process will enable the City to set out a multi-year plan to meet the City’s service priorities that make progress on Council’s strategic directions and outcomes while ensuring both service and financial sustainability.

Background Information
(April 21, 2015) Letter from the Budget Committee on Recommended Multi Year Service Based Planning and Budgeting Process
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-79245.pdf)

(April 8, 2015) Report and Appendices 1, 2, and 3 from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Recommended Multi-Year Service-Based Planning and Budgeting Process
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-79252.pdf)

(April 8, 2015) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Recommended Multi Year Service Based Planning and Budgeting Process - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78867.pdf)

Communications
(April 21, 2015) Submission from the New York Times - April 17, 2015, submitted by Councillor Pasternak (EX.Supp.EX5.18.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-52403.pdf)

(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Peter Clarke (EX.New.EX5.18.2)

EX5.19 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Safety in the Air - Governing Drones in Toronto's Outdoor Spaces
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal, Licensing and Standards to report back to City Council by September 2015 with a strategy governing the use of drones in the City of Toronto's outdoor spaces that would include but not be restricted to:

 

a.  any current policies that can be leveraged to ensure the safety of Toronto's airspace;

 

b.  any safety concerns or potential liability issues the City could face due to the use of drones on City of Toronto property;

 

c.  investigating the need for possible restrictions on the use of drones and photography above City of Toronto outdoor recreation and park facilities;

 

d.  the potential to permit the use of drones in designated spaces; and

 

e.  restrictions on the types and/or models of drones that can be operated in the City of Toronto.

Origin
(April 8, 2015) Member Motion from Councillor James Pasternak, seconded by Councillor John Campbell
Summary

City Council on March 31, and April 1 and 2, 2015, referred Motion MM5.11 to the Executive Committee.

 

There is an increasing number of personal unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as a drones, being used by members of the public for recreation and commercial purposes. This has led to several recent high profile incidents of drones being flown in restricted or private airspace including a drone crashing on to the White House Lawn in January 2015. A drone near Pearson International Airport forced a pilot to change a plane's landing path.

 

Transport Canada allows drones less than 35kg to be flown for personal use but recommends that drones be flown during daylight, in good weather and not near airports, in populated areas, near moving vehicles or higher than 90 metres. Using drones for commercial or research purposes requires meeting a number of requirements and in some cases, receiving explicit permission.

 

The City of Toronto is responsible for an enormous amount of outdoor spaces including road, sidewalks, parks and recreation facilities such as soccer fields, rinks, basketball courts and golf courses. City Council is seeking clarity for the use of drones over City of Toronto outdoor spaces. 

Background Information
(April 8, 2015) Letter from City Council on Safety in the Air - Governing Drones in Toronto's Outdoor Spaces
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78847.pdf)

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic


EX5.20 

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Community Benefits Agreements
Committee Decision

The Executive Committee referred the following Recommendation 1.b in the letter (April 17, 2015) from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam to the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A for consideration as part of the Social Procurement Policy currently being developed:

 

"b.  align a focus on Community Benefits Agreements with the work currently underway to develop a Toronto Social Procurement Policy, and create a Community Benefits Agreements protocol to achieve social, economic and environmental benefits for the local communities impacted by proposed developments and infrastructure projects, and to support the employment objectives of Toronto's Workforce Development Strategy including that of the Youth Employment Action Plan, Youth Equity Strategy and Newcomer Strategy and to report back on progress to the Executive Committee in the fourth quarter of 2015."

Origin
(April 17, 2015) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
Summary

Recently across the United States and in Canada, community advocates, developers and local governments are working together to develop a legacy of Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs).  CBAs are achieved through a series of negotiations and contractual agreements where all invested parties work together to ensure publicly funded capital projects and private developments provide to the community such benefits as assurances of local jobs, living wages, affordable housing, community facilities and environmental enhancements.  Benefits offered and secured through CBAs can vary with each particular development and the communities affected.

 

In California, the $4.2 billion Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District abutting the Staples Centre produced a Community Benefits Agreement involving the participation of the local government, a coalition of community groups and labour unions. Some of the benefits secured included community and park improvements, 70% of the anticipated 5500 permanent jobs be "living wage jobs" and a "first source" hiring program that gives preference to target groups such as low-income individuals living within the development proximity.

 

In 2014, Premier Kathleen Wynne endorsed the concept of CBAs as a mechanism to address youth unemployment, job creation, apprentice training and local economic development.  The construction of the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project is a multi-year $5.3 billion dollar project now subject to a CBA with discussions led by a key stakeholder, the Toronto Community Benefit Network (TCBN) and other key government partners such as the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) with the potential to create thousands of jobs, increase apprenticeship training and opportunities for local companies.

 

It is anticipated that CBAs can become a standard part of all land use regulation, infrastructure and real estate development above a certain size threshold. Development proposals that require government approval can produce social development tangibles for the local communities affected by the development and construction.

Background Information
(April 17, 2015) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam on Community Benefits Agreements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78810.pdf)

Communications
(April 21, 2015) Letter from John Cartwright, President, Labour Toronto and York Region Council (EX.Supp.EX5.20.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-52398.pdf)

(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Karen Buck (EX.Supp.EX5.20.2)
(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Marc Arsenault, Business Representative, Ironworkers Local 721 (EX.Supp.EX5.20.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-52429.pdf)

(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Steve Shallhorn, Chair, Toronto Community Benefits Network (EX.New.EX5.20.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-52432.pdf)

Speakers

Steve Shallhorn, Toronto Community Benefits/Labour Education Centre
Karen Lior, The Toronto Workforce Innovation Group
Jay Peterson, Ontario Sheet Metal Workers’ and Roofers’ Conference (OSMWRC)
Pedro Barata, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
Ameen Binwalee
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
Councillor Paula Fletcher


EX5.21 

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Support for Banning the Use of Microbeads
Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council support banning the use of microbeads in personal care products and request the Board of Health also support this position.

 

2.  City of Toronto request the Provincial and Federal levels of government to establish legislation to prohibit the use of microbeads in personal care products.

Origin
(March 31, 2015) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie
Summary

The use of microbeads in personal care products cause harm to our environment. Microbeads are plastic and most commonly made from polyethylene, the same type of plastic often used to make plastic shopping bags, milk crates and trash bins.  Small enough to bypass sewage treatment plants the microbeads enter our fresh water Lake system to become food for animal and plant species. A failure to recognize the negative effects of microbeads from further entering the food chain can ultimately cause dangerous health effects in humans and other wildlife.

 

In 2013, a concentration of 1.1 million plastic particles per square kilometer were found in Lake Ontario severely contaminating one of our major water sources, large quantities of microbeads have also been found in the St. Lawrence River. The banning of microbeads is spreading in American States such as Illinois and Michigan.  Most recently the Government of Canada has advised that Environment Canada is studying the dangers plastic microbeads have on wildlife and the environment.  As the largest City in Canada and fourth largest in North America, it would be appropriate for the City of Toronto to recognize the harmful impact of plastic microbeads.

 

The State of Illinois is the first to adopt legislation banning the use of plastic microbeads in personal care products by the end of 2017 with the banning of their use in over the counter drugs by the end of 2018.  The City of Thunder Bay has also recognized the negative effects by taking a lead in supporting a ban on plastic microbeads in Canada.  Major Manufactures have taken notice with Proctor & Gamble, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, The Body Shop, and L'Oreal committing to phase out the use of microbeads in their products.

Background Information
(March 31, 2015) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie on Banning of Microbeads
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78716.pdf)

Communications
(April 21, 2015) Letter from Darren Praznik, President and CEO, Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Frangrance Association (EX.Supp.EX5.21.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-52402.pdf)

(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Tyler Doose (EX.Supp.EX5.21.2)
(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Karen Buck (EX.Supp.EX5.21.3)
(April 21, 2015) E-mail from Justine Smith (EX.Supp.EX5.21.4)

Meeting Sessions
Session Date Session Type Start Time End Time Public or Closed Session
2015-04-22 Morning 9:35 AM 12:35 PM Public
2015-04-22 Afternoon 1:39 PM 6:04 PM Public
Attendance
Members were present for some or all of the time period indicated.
Date and Time Quorum Members
2015-04-22
09:35 AM - 12:35 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Paul Ainslie, Ana Bailão, Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Also present (non-members): John Campbell, Janet Davis, Glenn DeBaeremaeker, Justin DiCiano, Paula Fletcher, Pam McConnell, Gord Perks
2015-04-22
01:39 PM - 06:04 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Paul Ainslie, Ana Bailão, Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Also present (non-members): John Campbell, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Paula Fletcher, Pam McConnell, Kristyn Wong-Tam, Mike Layton