Minutes

Confirmed on
October 21, 2020



Executive Committee


Meeting No. 16   Contact Cathrine Regan, Committee Administrator
Meeting Date Wednesday, September 23, 2020
  Phone 416-392-4666
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail exc@toronto.ca
Location Video Conference
  Chair   Mayor John Tory  


This meeting of the  Executive Committee was conducted by electronic means. 

 

These measures were necessary to comply with physical distancing requirements and as civic buildings were closed to the public.

 

The proceedings of the Executive Committee were conducted publicly and the video of this meeting can be viewed at www.toronto.ca/council.

EX16.1

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Changes to Policing in Toronto - Update

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council establish a Confronting Anti-Black Racism Council Advisory Body, in accordance with the Terms of Reference in Attachment 3 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager, for the term ending November 14, 2022 or until their mandate is completed within the 2018 to 2022 term.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager
Summary

Systemic discrimination in our city deeply impacts the life chances and opportunities of Indigenous, Black, and racialized communities, and leads to disparities in health, social, economic and political outcomes. 

 

For many decades, Indigenous, Black and racialized communities have spoken out about their deep mistrust of public institutions – including our police services. Various reports have underscored this mistrust with evidence of systemic discrimination; disproportionate use of force including deadly force, invasive searches, and greater surveillance and street checks.

 

Changes are needed to restore community trust, police accountability and equitable effectiveness to policing and the justice system.

 

At its June 2020 meeting, City Council adopted 36 decisions (CC22.2) related to policing reforms. These decisions covered areas touching on policing, public safety and crisis response. At its meeting on August 18, 2020, the Toronto Police Services Board also adopted 81 decisions on policing reforms, including reforms requested by City Council.

 

Since the adoption of City Council's decisions in CC22.2, there have been actions by the Toronto Police Services Board and the City to advance policing reforms and engage the public. The following are a few of those actions: 

 

- The Toronto Police Services Board held four full-day town hall meetings on July 9, 10, 15 and 16, 2020. These forums were created in response to the thousands of messages that the Board received in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd and the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, and related protests in Toronto and around the world. The public was invited to give deputations and over 250 spoke or submitted written or recorded submissions to the Board.


- The Mayor, on behalf of City Council, requested the province to immediately implement the reforms recommended by Justice Tulloch, to allow City Council to have direct oversight over the Police Services Budget, and to make police conduct and accountability changes.


- The City Manager, as directed by City Council, requested the Province to amend legislation to expand the City of Toronto's Auditor General's jurisdiction to include auditing the Toronto Police Service.

 

- Toronto Police Service posted on its website, its use of force policy, a line-by-line breakdown of the Toronto Police Service's 2020 Budget as well as 5 years of budget summaries.


- To advance City Council decisions on engaging community to support the creation of alternative community response models, staff have established an alternative community safety response accountability table with a first meeting scheduled for early October.


- As per Council's request, staff have drafted Terms of Reference for the implementation of a Confronting Anti-Black Racism Council Advisory Body to assist in further advancing City Council‘s commitment to addressing anti-Black racism in Toronto.


- A dedicated team of City staff, with engagement from community experts, are developing alternative community response models, recommendations for community investments in critical community and social services that better address the root causes of safety and security, and advancing the tracking and reporting of actions taken on City Council's decisions in CC22.2. 
 

This report provides:

 

-An update on the status of City Council's directions on policing reforms from its June 2020 meeting;

 

- Proposed Terms of Reference for establishing a Confronting Anti-Black Racism Council Advisory Body; and


- Next steps including community engagement plans.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager on Changes to Policing in Toronto - Update
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156438.pdf)

Attachment 1: Changes to Policing Decisions - Status Update
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156439.pdf)

Attachment 2: Adopted Recommendations of Toronto Police Services Board
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156440.pdf)

Attachment 3: Confronting Anti-Black Racism Council Advisory Body Terms of Reference
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156441.pdf)

Communications
(September 21, 2020) E-mail from Albert Venczel (EX.Supp.EX16.1.1)
(September 21, 2020) E-mail from Anastasia Keita (EX.Supp.EX16.1.2)
(September 22, 2020) E-mail from Adrienne Law (EX.Supp.EX16.1.3)
(September 22, 2020) E-mail from Albert Venczel (EX.Supp.EX16.1.4)
(September 22, 2020) E-mail from Amanda VanDewall (EX.New.EX16.1.5)
(September 22, 2020) E-mail from Elizabeth Kelly (EX.New.EX16.1.6)
(September 23, 2020) E-mail from Stephen G. Foote (EX.New.EX16.1.7)
Speakers

Albert Venczel (Submission Filed)
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

EX16.2

ACTION 

Received 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Police Service - 2019 Annual Hate Crime Statistical Report

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee received the letter (July 23, 2020) from the Toronto Police Services Board for information.

Origin
(July 23, 2020) Letter from the Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

At its virtual meeting held on June 19, 2020, the Toronto Police Services Board was in receipt of a report dated May 26, 2020, from Chief of Police Mark Saunders, regarding the 2019 Annual Hate Crime Statistical Report. 

 

The Board received Chief’s Saunders’ report and agreed that a copy of this report be forwarded to the City of Toronto Executive Committee for information. 

 

A copy of the Board Minute P107/2020 regarding this matter is attached.

Background Information
(July 23, 2020) Letter from the Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - 2019 Annual Hate Crime Statistical Report
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-154714.pdf)

Minute Extract from the June 19, 2020 Toronto Police Services Board Meeting and report (May 26, 2020) from the Chief of Police, Toronto Police Service on Toronto Police Service - 2019 Annual Hate Crime Statistical Report
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-154734.pdf)

Motions
1 - Motion to Receive Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That the item be received for information.


EX16.3

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Responding to the Dundas Street Renaming Petition

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City Manager to undertake Round 1 of the Dundas Street consultation and communications plan as described in Attachment 1 to the report (September 8, 2020) from the City Manager.
 

2. City Council direct the City Manager to report back to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2021 on the consultation findings and recommendations relating to:
 

a. a preferred option for responding to the petition to rename Dundas Street and, by extension, addressing other civic assets with the Dundas name;
 

b. a work plan with estimated costs to implement Recommendation 2.a. above;
 

c. revisions to the City's commemorative policies and programs, including the Property Naming Policy, the Street Naming Policy, and the Public Art and Monuments Donation Policy, and programs relating to civic honours, awards, and tributes; and
 

d. an overall commemorative framework for the City, including guiding principles for naming/renaming and other forms of recognition, developed in consultation with City divisions, agencies, and corporations.
 

3. Subject to the adoption of Recommendation 2.c. above, City Council direct that no new applications to name or rename streets or other civic properties (including parks) or requests to remove City monuments received on or after October 1, 2020 be considered until the review of policies and programs has been completed; this direction to apply to those agencies which are City boards under the City of Toronto Act, while the Board of Health, Police Services Board and Public Library Board are requested to comply with this direction.

Origin
(September 8, 2020) Report from the City Manager
Summary

The City of Toronto is committed to addressing how systematic racism and discrimination are embedded in City assets, commemorative programs, and naming policies.

 

In response to a June 2020 petition calling for Dundas Street to be renamed, Mayor John Tory asked City Manager Chris Murray to form a working group including the City’s Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit and Indigenous Affairs Office to recommend potential next steps.

 

A decision to rename a major arterial road like Dundas requires careful consideration and an equitable and inclusive public process that considers Black and Indigenous perspectives as well as those of the broader community.

 

The City Manager committed to bringing forward this report to provide a background on the community petition calling for the renaming of Dundas Street, the street's namesake (Scottish MP Henry Dundas), and the street's development since the 1790s.

 

Staff reviewed historical sources, recent media and webinars, materials provided by historical societies, written submissions and letters to the City, and started discussions with over a dozen scholars and subject matter experts. Staff also reviewed 256 recent case studies relating to street and place renamings and monument removals generated world-wide. This information along will additional research will form the basis of the communication and engagement strategies.

 

The question is how the City of Toronto should respond to these findings.

 

This report outlines a process to assess four options:

 

- do nothing
- retain the legal street names with additional interpretation and recognitions
- retain the legal street names but rename those civic assets with Dundas in their name, except TTC facilities
- rename the streets and all other civic assets now carrying the Dundas name.
 

For the renaming option, the report estimates the costs to City divisions and agencies, and potential impacts to businesses, organizations, property owners, and residents with a street address on Dundas as well as any service or directory that maps or shows addresses on Dundas.

 

For the renaming option, the report outlines a community engagement strategy and integrated change management process to address all civic assets with the Dundas name by the end of 2021.

 

The report also outlines a framework to more broadly understand and respond to how systemic racism and discrimination may be embedded in City assets, commemorative programs, and naming policies.

Background Information
(September 8, 2020) Report from the City Manager on Responding to the Dundas Street Renaming Petition and Attachment 1
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156448.pdf)

Communications
(July 24, 2020) E-mail from Michael Holloway (EX.Supp.EX16.3.1)
(September 18, 2020) E-mail from Anthony Nolan (EX.Supp.EX16.3.2)
(September 18, 2020) E-mail from John De Marco (EX.Supp.EX16.3.3)
(September 19, 2020) Letter from Geoff Kettel, North York Community Preservation Panel (EX.Supp.EX16.3.4)
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/comm/communicationfile-118500.pdf)

(September 19, 2020) E-mail from Lisa Bifolchi (EX.Supp.EX16.3.5)
(September 21, 2020) E-mail from Kate Einarson  (EX.Supp.EX16.3.6)
(September 22, 2020) E-mail from Andrew Lochhead (EX.Supp.EX16.3.7)
(September 22, 2020) E-mail from Robert Dundas (EX.New.EX16.3.8)
Speakers

Anthony Nolan
Bobby Melville, 10th Viscount Melville
Jennifer L. Dundas
Richard Dundas
Andrew Lochhead, Creator Dundas Street Petition

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

EX16.4

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Metrolinx-City of Toronto Master Agreement for the GO Expansion Program

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City Manager or designate to finalize negotiations, enter into and execute a Master Agreement with Metrolinx for the Metrolinx GO Expansion Program based on the principles identified in the report (September 9, 2020) from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services, and to enter into any such ancillary or related agreements, amendments, and renewals as may be necessary, all on such other terms and conditions as are satisfactory to the City Manager, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and any other relevant official, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 
2. City Council delegate authority to the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services or designate to oversee the management and implementation of the GO Expansion Master Agreement including, without limitation, providing all necessary consents, approving assignments, and enforcement of warranties, but excluding property rights that have been delegated pursuant to Section 213 of the Municipal Code.

 
3. City Council with respect to any Metrolinx transit project under the GO Expansion Program:
 

a. authorize the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services or designate to identify and approve the inclusion of enhancements to City infrastructure in or near work being done for or near the transit project, as well as investigative, planning and design studies considered necessary for City infrastructure and services in the vicinity of the transit projects ("Additional Infrastructure") which Metrolinx's contractor will be asked to construct as part of GO Expansion project procurements, subject to the following conditions:
 

i. the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services or designate, in consultation with the applicable Division Head is of the view that the price provided by Metrolinx, as may be reviewed by an independent reviewer, for the Additional Infrastructure is fair and reasonable; and
 

ii. the funding for the cost of the Additional Infrastructure is or will be available in the year required, within an approved capital budget;
 

b. authorize the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services or designate, in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to obtain and pay for estimates and pre-estimates for Additional Infrastructure from Metrolinx and/or Metrolinx's contractor;
 

c. authorize the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services or designate, in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to negotiate, enter into and execute Municipal Infrastructure Agreements with Metrolinx for Additional Infrastructure, including any amendments; and
 

d. notwithstanding City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 71, Financial Control, authorize the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to approve budget adjustments, provided that sufficient funds are available, and:
 

i. reallocate funds between capital projects or sub-projects in an amount not more than $3 million; and
 

ii. report any exercise of this delegated authority to the Budget Committee at the first opportunity.

 
4. City Council delegate authority to the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services or designate to negotiate, enter into and execute agreements with Metrolinx and any other party, including amendments and renewals for new utility crossing, level crossings and grade separations, including terms related to cost-sharing for both construction and on-going maintenance.

 

5. City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services or designate to request Metrolinx to provide an update and timelines on the closure of Poplar Road at the rail crossing on the Lakeshore East Line and that the Poplar Road rail crossing be added to the grade separation list for the Lakeshore East Line. 

 
6. City Council consent to the binding dispute resolution process in the Master Agreement described in Attachment 2 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to deal with disputes involving the allocation of costs between the parties in respect of City infrastructure.
 

7. City Council delegate to City Officials approval authority pertaining to expropriations for transit related purposes where the City is the property owner or has an interest in the property being expropriated, as outlined in Attachment 3 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services and that Appendix A of the Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 213, Real Property be amended to reflect this delegation.

 
8. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to submit the necessary Bill(s) to amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 213, Real Property, to give effect to City Council's decision.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services
Summary

Metrolinx's GO Expansion Program (formerly known as Regional Express Rail, or RER) is a major transportation infrastructure program that will expand the GO rail transportation network to meet the needs of a growing region. The GO Expansion Program will provide faster and more efficient trains, two-way, all-day service, an expanded Union Station, and 15-minute or better service on core portions of the GO rail network.

 

All seven GO corridors run through the City of Toronto. The corridors currently serve 19 stations within Toronto and converge at Union Station, providing access between various parts of the City and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to the downtown core. As such, a significant portion of the infrastructure improvements to facilitate the Program will be made within the City of Toronto, causing impacts during and after construction to residents and businesses within the vicinity of the GO rail corridors. These impacts include work in and around Union Station, the construction of new grade separations (places where the rail network is separated from the road network or other rail lines), modifications or rehabilitation of bridges, relocation and/or replacement of portions of the City's underground infrastructure, and acquisition of City real estate assets. Attachment 1, prepared by Metrolinx, provides more information on the GO Expansion Program, including a full list of current projects in the City of Toronto.

 

A clear understanding and agreement between the City and Metrolinx on authorities, cost-sharing, ownership, and approvals are crucial to the implementation of the Program and to help avoid the potential for disputes and delays. Accordingly, City and Metrolinx staff have been working closely to establish principles on a range of issues in order to develop a GO Expansion Master Agreement. If approved, the GO Expansion Master Agreement between the City of Toronto and Metrolinx will define the roles and responsibilities of each party to guide the implementation of the Program while protecting City infrastructure, assets, and services. This report seeks Council authority to execute the Master Agreement with Metrolinx based on the key principles identified in this report.

 

This report also recommends the delegation of authority pertaining to expropriations for transit-related purposes where the City is the property owner or has an interest in the lands being expropriated. This delegated authority will enable staff to respond to the expropriation proceedings in a timely manner to protect the City's interests.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services on Metrolinx-City of Toronto Master Agreement for the GO Expansion Program
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156541.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Metrolinx update on the GO Expansion Program
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156542.pdf)

Attachment 2 - GO Expansion Master Agreement Dispute Resolution Terms
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156543.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Delegation of Authority for Expropriation Matters
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156544.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Shelley Carroll

Motions
1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services or designate to request Metrolinx to provide an update and timelines on the closure of Poplar Road at the rail crossing on the Lakeshore East Line and that the Poplar Road rail crossing be added to the grade separation list for the Lakeshore East Line. 


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

EX16.5

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Provincial Priority Transit Expansion Projects - Subway Program Status Update Third Quarter 2020

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve temporary staff positions required to support the Subway Program, wholly funded by Metrolinx at a net-zero cost to the City in 2020 and 2021 for the following City Divisions:

 

a. Corporate Real Estate Management: $1,112,103 gross and $0 net and 5 positions (5 positions 2020);

 
b. Engineering and Construction Services: $1,838,944 gross and $0 net and 9 positions (4 positions 2020, 5 positions 2021);

 
c. Legal Services: $1,518,090 gross and $0 net and 5 positions (5 positions 2020);

 
d. Parks, Forestry and Recreation: $930,259 gross and $0 net and 5 positions (4 positions 2020, 1 position 2021);

 
e. Toronto Building: $1,953,580 gross and $0 net and 10 positions (10 positions 2020);

 
f. Toronto Paramedic Services: $229,139 gross and $0 net and 1 position (1 position 2020);

 
g. Toronto Water: $3,837,926 gross and $0 net and 21 positions (5 positions 2020,16 positions 2021); and

 
h. Transportation Services: $2,898,384 gross and $0 net and 14 positions (12 positions 2020, 2 positions 2021).

 
2. City Council authorize the City Manager or designate to execute a Subway Program Resource Agreement between the City and Metrolinx to have Metrolinx fund temporary staff positions in support of the Subway Program for the period from 2020 to 2025 and renewable in subsequent years through agreements with Metrolinx, subject to the following terms:

 

a. funds for 2020 and 2021 will align with those described in Recommendation 1 above; and

 
b. funds for subsequent years will be determined based on annual reviews of resource requirements for the Subway Program.

 
3.  City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services, in consultation with Metrolinx, to report back to the Executive Committee on the public consultation plan and process going forward for the Ontario line, including on matters of noise mitigation.

 

4.  City Council forward the Item to the Toronto Transit Commission Board for its information.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services
Summary

The City and the Province entered into the Ontario-Toronto Transit Partnership in October 2019, as described in EX9.1 Toronto-Ontario Transit Update. The subsequent Ontario-Toronto Transit Partnership Preliminary Agreement, signed in February 2020, established the roles and responsibilities of the Province and the City in implementing major transit initiatives in Toronto.

 

To support the delivery of the Province's Subway Program, Metrolinx requires the City to expedite its reviews and other associated work. To that end and per the Preliminary Agreement, the Province has indicated its intention to reimburse the City for costs incurred in support of advancing its priority transit projects. This report therefore includes recommendations for City Council to approve temporary resources, fully funded by Metrolinx, to support the delivery of the Subway Program.

 

The purpose of this report is to provide a status update on the Province's priority transit projects in Toronto (i.e., Ontario Line, Scarborough Subway Extension, Yonge North Subway Extension, and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, collectively the "Subway Program").

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services on Provincial Priority Transit Expansion Projects - Subway Program Status Update Third Quarter 2020
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156521.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Metrolinx update on Subway Program
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156522.pdf)

Attachment 2 - City submission to Standing Committee on Social Policy re: Bill 171
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156523.pdf)

Communications
(September 23, 2020) Letter from Shelley Kline, Lakeshore East Community Advisory Committee (EX.New.EX16.5.1)
Speakers

Shelley Kline

Motions
1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services, in consultation with Metrolinx, to report back to the Executive Committee on the public consultation plan and process going forward for the Ontario line, including on matters of noise mitigation.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

EX16.6

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: 10 

Union Station Enhancement Project, Package 1 - Update on Metrolinx Expropriation and Design and Construction Agreement

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City Manager or designate to execute the Design and Construction Agreement between the City and Metrolinx, based on the major terms outlined in Attachment 2 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and such other terms and conditions as may be satisfactory to the City Manager, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Manager or designate to execute amendments to the Funding Agreement for Union Station Enhancement, Package 1 to permit the addition of funding for two (2) full-time City staff to perform the scope of services outlined in Attachment 2 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, conditional upon full funding being provided by Metrolinx, and such other terms and conditions as may be satisfactory to the City Manager, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3. City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services to approve and execute any necessary easements, operating agreements and/or amendments to the existing reciprocal rights agreement between the City and Metrolinx that are required as a result of Metrolinx's expropriation of property at Union Station and construction of Union Station Enhancement Project Package 1, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

4. City Council authorize an amendment to the existing retainer agreement with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP (Purchase Order number 6025203) for property matters at Union Station in connection with the Union Station Revitalization Project, to include the provision of legal advice and expertise for any necessary easements, operating agreements and/or amendments to the existing reciprocal rights agreement between the City and Metrolinx related to Union Station Enhancement Project Package 1.

 

5. City Council authorize an amendment to the existing retainer agreement with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP (Purchase Order number 6048193) for property matters in connection with Union Station Enhancement Project Package 1, in the additional amount of up to $35,000 (net of all applicable taxes) to provide legal advice and expertise to complete the proposed sale to Metrolinx of the elevator shafts connecting to Union Station Platform 20/21, and to provide legal services on property matters related to the finalization of the Design and Construction Agreement, increasing the current contract value form $580,000 (net of all applicable taxes) to $615,000 (net of all applicable taxes).

 

6. City Council authorize an amendment to the existing retainer agreement with Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (Purchase Order number 6049837) for construction matters in connection with Union Station Enhancement Project Package 1, in the additional amount of up to $90,000 (net of all applicable taxes) to provide legal advice and expertise to complete the execution of the Design and Construction Agreement, increasing the current contract value from $530,000 (net of all applicable taxes) to $620,000 (net of all applicable taxes).

 

7. City Council amend the 2020 - 2029 Council Approved Capital Budget and Plan for Corporate Real Estate Management to increase total project cost and cash flow funding by $0.329 million in 2020, $0.514 million in 2021, $0.368 million in 2022, $0.372 million in 2023, and $0.526 million in 2024 for "Union Station Enhancement Project" (CCA913-01), from $1.250 million to $3.359 million, for additional resources for Union Station Enhancement Project Package 1, conditional upon full funding being provided by Metrolinx, with the exception of $0.125 million in 2020, to be funded within the existing Corporate Real Estate Management Council Approved 2020 Capital Budget to cover external legal costs to complete the proposed sale to Metrolinx of the elevator shafts connecting to Platform 20/21 and finalize the Design and Construction Agreement following the expropriation of City-owned lands.

 

8. City Council increase the 2020 Approved Operating Budget and Complement for Corporate Real Estate Management by 2.0 temporary positions and $0.104 million gross, $0 net for necessary project management resources, conditional upon full funding being provided by Metrolinx.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management
Summary

This report provides an update on the details of Metrolinx's expropriation of City-owned land at Union Station, outlined in Attachment 1, and presents the results of negotiations between City of Toronto ("City") staff and Metrolinx on the necessary agreements for the design and construction of Metrolinx's Union Station Enhancement Project (USEP), Package 1, for a new south concourse.

 

This report also recommends the allocation of additional resources, including two permanent City staff and third party subject matter experts, to allow for further City involvement in Union Station Enhancement Project, Package 1, conditional upon full funding being provided by Metrolinx, with the exception of legal fees required for the proposed sale of two heritage elevator shafts and certain legal services related to finalization of the Design and Construction Agreement with Metrolinx.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Union Station Enhancement Project, Package 1 - Update on Metrolinx Expropriation and Design and Construction Agreement
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156513.pdf)

Attachment 1 - USEP Package 1 - Summary of Expropriated Property Interests
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156514.pdf)

Attachment 2 - USEP Package 1 - Major Terms of Design and Construction Agreement
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156515.pdf)

Attachment 3 - USEP Package 1 - Details of Heritage Elevator Shafts
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156516.pdf)

Attachment 4 - USEP Package 1 - Layouts and Renderings
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156517.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

EX16.7

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Federation of Canadian Municipalities 2023 Annual Conference and Trade Show

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the hosting of the 2023 Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference and Trade Show and City Council direct the City Manager to negotiate and execute any required agreements with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council authorize the use of the 'Corporate Conference Reserve' for the purposes of hosting the Federation of Canadian Municipalities 2023 Annual Conference and Trade Show.

 

3. City Council direct the City Manager to report back on the costs and the City's required financial contributions for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities 2023 Annual Conference and Trade Show once the format of the conference is known and as part of a future budget process.

 

4. City Council request the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors, in consultation with recent host cities, to review the scope and cost of the annual conference to host cities to identify possible expenditure reductions and significant increases to the revenue generation capacity of the conference including through additional sponsorship sales with the goal of reducing any host city's net contribution, in recognition of the impact of the fiscal pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager
Summary

In 2016 the City of Toronto was selected by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as the host city of the 2020 Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual Conference and Trade Show. The 2020 event was cancelled on March 25, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Federation of Canadian Municipalities has offered the City of Toronto the ability to host the conference in 2023, and now requires a City Council resolution to move forward.

 

This report outlines anticipated 2023 host city obligations and related financial implications and seeks authority to enter into agreements with Federation of Canadian Municipalities to host the 2023 conference. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference is the largest gathering of municipal officials in Canada providing an opportunity to showcase the City of Toronto as Federation of Canadian Municipalities' largest member.

 

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on traditional in-person conference formats at this point in time the format of the 2023 conference is still not confirmed. Federation of Canadian Municipalities is working on identifying format options ranging from full in-person to fully virtual which would impact the role and responsibilities of the host city, and the related financial and logistical implications.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager on Federation of Canadian Municipalities 2023 Annual Conference and Trade Show
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156529.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

EX16.8

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

The Impact of COVID-19 on 2022 Election Preparation Activities

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the City Clerk to cease any further work on Ranked Ballot Elections for the 2022 Municipal Election, as previously directed in Item GV5.1 on November 26 and 27, 2019.

 

2. City Council request the City Clerk to evaluate alternative voting methods used in other jurisdictions that may provide electors with additional options during a pandemic and to report back to City Council by May 1, 2021 as required.

 

3.  City Council request the City Clerk to provide regular updates to the Executive Committee on the procurement process to acquire new equipment for future elections.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The City Clerk gave a presentation on 2022 Election Preparation Activities: The Impact of COVID-19 and The Ward Structure.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to update City Council on the planning and preparation underway in advance of the October 2022 municipal election, particularly as it relates to the unexpected challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on a number of election initiatives.

 

COVID-19 remains an ongoing concern, and health experts believe there may be additional waves of the virus for months or years to come. All aspects of 2022 election planning must shift to accommodate the reality of this global pandemic, which will have significant effects on programs, procedures, and technology. This report focuses on the pandemic's impact on election initiatives that may require Council consideration, including the acquisition of new voting equipment, preparation for Ranked Ballot Elections, and the exploration of alternative methods of voting.

 

The City's current vote counting equipment has reached the end of its life and a competitive procurement process is underway to acquire new equipment for use in the 2022 election. The City Clerk will further report to Council with recommendations resulting from this process. However, the pandemic has introduced new risks that may impact the acquisition of new equipment in time for its use in the 2022 general election and short-term options are therefore also being explored to mitigate these risks, if required.

 

This report also describes how the delays and risks introduced by the pandemic now mean that the pre-conditions required for Council to authorize Ranked Ballot Elections can no longer be fulfilled in accordance with the legislative and regulatory requirements for implementation in the 2022 election. The report therefore recommends that Council request the City Clerk to cease work on fulfilling the pre-conditions required to allow for possible Ranked Ballot Elections in 2022. If Council wishes to implement Ranked Ballots in the 2026 general election, Council can direct the City Clerk to begin fulfilling the legislative pre-conditions immediately following the 2022 election for possible implementation in 2026.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have long-term impacts on the ways in which electors feel comfortable voting, and the report describes how the City Clerk is undertaking research into leading practices on safe voting during a pandemic. This includes rethinking the function and operation of voting places during an election and exploring alternative methods of voting that allow electors to cast ballots without having to attend at a voting place. Should alternative methods of voting be pursued, the City Clerk will report back to Council to ensure that any necessary by-laws are passed in time for their implementation in the 2022 general election.

 

Finally, the report notes that there is still uncertainty about the City's future ward structure. The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear the City's legal challenge to Bill 5, Better Local Government Act, 2018—which reduced the number of Toronto wards from 47 to 25—but a decision is not expected until mid- to late 2021. Election planning for 2022 must therefore account for both 25 and 47 ward scenarios, adding further complexity to COVID-19 contingency planning.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Clerk on The Impact of COVID-19 on 2022 Election Preparation Activities
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156443.pdf)

Presentation from the City Clerk on 2022 Election Preparation Activities: The Impact of COVID-19 and The Ward Structure
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156961.pdf)

Communications
(September 20, 2020) E-mail from Karen Gomez (EX.Supp.EX16.8.1)
(September 23, 2020) Letter from Glen Foote, Senior Managing Director, Canadian Operations, Election Systems and Software Canada (EX.New.EX16.8.2)
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/comm/communicationfile-118531.pdf)

Speakers

Miriam Fine
Jesse Barke
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Motions
1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That City Council request the City Clerk to provide regular updates to the Executive Committee on the procurement process to acquire new equipment for future elections.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Sep-23-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - Adopt the item as amended
Yes: 6 Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Frances Nunziata, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair) 
No: 1 Paul Ainslie 
Absent: 1 Denzil Minnan-Wong 

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Sep-23-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - Adopt the item as amended - REVOTE
Yes: 7 Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair) 
No: 1 Paul Ainslie 
Absent: 0  

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, the Executive Committee reconsider the vote to adopt the item as amended.


EX16.9

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Operating Variance Report for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the budget adjustments and any associated complement changes detailed in Appendix D to the report (September 9, 2020) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to amend the Approved 2020 Operating Budget, such adjustments to have no impact on the Approved 2020 Net Operating Budget of the City.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with the Operating Variance for the six months ended June 30, 2020 as well as projections to year-end. This report also requests City Council's approval for amendments to the 2020 Approved Operating Budget that have no impact on the City's 2020 Approved Net Operating Budget.

 

Since mid-March, the City of Toronto, consistent with other major Canadian and Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) municipalities has been experiencing significant financial impacts, both in the form of added costs and revenue losses as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

COVID-19 related financial impacts are anticipated to total $1.885 billion by year-end for the City of Toronto, prior to offsets achieved through a series of implemented mitigation strategies that focus on spending and workforce restraints, reducing the year-end shortfall to a projected $1.342 billion. 

 

- These items are expected to collectively generate $542.8 million in total offset by year-end, comprised of $508.7 million in savings from workforce restraints, spending constraints and cost avoidance; $34.1 million in added offsets available from budget variance; and included the elimination of inflationary general salary increases for Non-Union staff, Mayor and Council.


- At its peak in late spring, 9,980 staff had been placed on emergency leave within City programs and approximately 2,000 added staffing impacts were estimated within City agencies.
 

The table below details the anticipated 2020 City-wide COVID-19 related financial impacts, projected offset from mitigations strategies and the resulting financial position that is reflected in the year-end variance projections:

  

Table 1: 2020 Projected COVID-19 Financial Impacts

 

Description

($Millions)

Year-End Projections

Comments

Impacts

Savings / Offset*

Net Impacts

City Tax Supported Programs

1,736.7

(542.8)

1,193.8

Reflected in Table 2

Toronto Parking Authority

96.4

 

96.4

Reflected in Table 3

Toronto Community Housing

51.5

 

51.5

Not Reflected in City Variance Reporting

Total Projected 2020 Year-End Shortfall

1,884.5

(542.8)

1,341.7

Prior to Safe Restart Funding

*Year-to-date savings of $11.6M (TPA) and $0.9M (TCHC) are reflected in impacts and factored in Year-End projections

 

Tax Supported Programs:

The following table summarizes the anticipated year-end COVID-19 financial Impacts, projected offset from mitigations strategies and the resulting financial position of the City's Tax Supported Operations as of June 30, 2020 and the projection at year-end:

 

- Toronto Parking Authority and Toronto Community Housing variance information is not reflected in table below, which details Tax Supported Programs only.
  

Table 2: Tax Supported Operating Variance Summary

 

Variance ($M)

Favourable / (Unfavourable)

2020 6M YTD

2020 Year-End Projection

Budget

Actual

Var

Budget

Actual

Var

Forecast COVID-19 Financial Impacts

4,440.6

6,177.3

(1,736.7)

Implemented Mitigation Strategies reflected in Year-End Projection

N/A

(542.8)

542.8

Tax Supported Operating Variance Summary Including Mitigation Savings

City Operations

1,172.1

1,151.3

20.7

2,450.0

2,621.5

(171.5)

Agencies

1,079.4

1,344.5

(265.0)

2,166.6

2,796.4

(629.8)

Corporate Accounts

(157.6)

(89.9)

(67.7)

(192.1)

178.7

(370.8)

Total Variance

2,093.9

2,405.9

(312.0)

4,424.5

5,596.6

(1,172.1)

Less: Toronto Building*

(6.6)

(6.5)

(0.2)

(16.1)

(37.9)

21.763

Adjusted Variance

2,100.5

2,412.3

(311.8)

4,440.6

5,634.5

(1,193.8)

% of Gross Budget

 

 

-5.7%

 

 

-10.3%

 

Year-to-Date and Year-End Spending Results:

 

As noted in Table 2 above, for the six months ended June 30, 2020 Tax Supported Operations experienced an unfavourable net variance of $311.8 million or 5.7% of planned expenditures. This is mainly driven by COVID-19 related cost and revenue impacts experienced beginning from mid-March onwards. The impact on the year-to-date results are reflected in the following areas:

 

- Toronto Transit Commission - Conventional Service ($272.9 million unfavourable) primarily due to significant loss of ridership revenue from the impact of COVID-19. Ridership losses peaked at 86% below budget in late April and are currently projected to be 55% below budget through the fall. This was partially offset by the implementation of cost containment strategies and matching service capacity to demand.


- Shelter Support and Housing Administration ($11.4 million unfavourable) primarily due to unplanned COVID-19 related expenditures related to new physical distancing measures implemented in the City's shelter system, as well as underachieved revenues in Hostels and the Social Housing Service.


- Court Services ($10.9 million unfavourable) due to underachieved revenues resulting from lower than plan ticket issuance and partial suspension of collection activities due to COVID-19.


For year-end, the City is projecting $1.737 billion in COVID-19 related financial impacts, reduced by $542.8 million from offset generated through $508.7 million in mitigation strategies/cost avoidance and $34.1 million in offsets from budget variance for a net unfavourable variance of $1.194 billion or 10.3% of the 2020 Gross Operating Budget, adjusted for Toronto Building. The unfavourable variance is primarily driven by COVID-19 financial impacts, resulting in increased emergency social support costs such as Shelter, Seniors Services and Long Term Care, as well as lost revenue in City Services such as TTC, Zoo, Exhibition Place, and Corporate revenues such as Municipal Land Transfer Tax and Municipal Accommodation Tax.

 

As noted, the projected year-end pressure resulting from COVID-19 related financial impacts of $1.9 billion has been lessened to $1.194 billion through a series of mitigation strategies and other offsets, these include:

 

- $508.7 million in projected savings generated through mitigation strategies and cost avoidance as detailed below:

 

- Workforce restraints including redeployment of staff to critical and essential service areas; implementing emergency and seasonal / part-time staff layoffs; the implementation of a hiring slowdown; and savings generated from labour negotiations.


- Workforce restraints have resulted in at its peak, 9,980 City staff being placed on emergency leave, some of which have since returned back from leave, along with approximately 2,000 added staffing impacts estimated within City agencies.


- Spending restraints such as matching transit service capacity to demand; reducing discretionary spending; reviewing all services for criticality (prioritize critical, essential and priority services).


- Cost avoidance arising from expenditure management and tracking and forecasting COVID-19 related savings.
 

An additional $34.1 million in offsets are available from budget variance experienced within MLTT revenues from January 1 to March 31 that will be used to reduce COVID-19 related MLTT financial impacts.

 

Based on these initiatives, the City has achieved $293.3 million in offsets within its Tax-Supported programs as of August 30, 2020 and expects to generate a total of $542.8 million in offset by year-end.

 

- It is important to note that the projected savings generated through mitigation strategies and cost avoidance are in part based on the City's experience during the pandemic and may either increase or decrease as the emergency situation betters or worsens, consistent with the rate that recovery and restart initiatives begin across the City.
 

Rate Supported Programs:

Rate Supported Programs reported an unfavourable year-to-date variance of $5.7 million. The unfavourable variance is attributed to lower than budgeted revenue primarily from Toronto Parking Authority. At year-end, an unfavourable projected variance is anticipated to be $88.3 million, again primarily driven by significantly lower revenues from Toronto Parking Authority which is reflected in the City-wide COVID-19 financial impacts that are projected to total $1.342 billion in 2020.

 

Rate Supported Programs are funded entirely by the user fees that are used to pay for the services provided and the infrastructure to deliver them. Solid Waste Management Services and Toronto Water's respective year-end surpluses, if any, must be transferred to the Wastewater and Water Stabilization Reserves and Waste Management Reserve Fund, respectively, to finance capital investments and ongoing capital repairs and maintenance.

 

Table 1: Rate Supported Operating Variance Summary

 

Variance ($M)

Favourable / (Unfavourable)

2020 6M YTD

2020 Year-End Projection

Budget

Actual

Var

Budget

Actual

Var

Solid Waste Management Services

(10.1)

(17.5)

7.4

0.0

0.6

(0.6)

Toronto Parking Authority

(34.4)

(3.1)

(31.3)

(70.1)

26.3

(96.4)

Toronto Water

27.2

8.9

18.2

0.0

(8.6)

8.6

Total Variance

(17.3)

(11.6)

(5.7)

(70.1)

18.2

(88.3)

 

  

Additional COVID-19 Related Impacts:

In addition to COVID-19 impacts to the City's Tax and Rate supported programs that are reflected in City variance report, further impacts have been experienced with the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC).

 

City and TCHC finance staff have been working collaboratively to track and project COVID-19 financial impacts.  The TCHC has experienced $29.7 million in financial impacts as of August 30, 2020 and it is estimated that impacts will total $51.5 million by year-end.

 

In total, it is projected that the City will experience $1.885 billion in COVID-19 financial impacts ($1.737 billion – Tax Supported Programs; $96.4 million – TPA; and $51.5 million – TCHC) prior to savings and offsets that collectively total $542.8 million, reducing the year-end shortfall to a projected $1.342 billion.

  

Safe Restart Agreement:

On July 27, 2020 the Ontario government in partnership with the federal government announced $4 billion in financial support for Ontario's 444 municipalities as part of the Safe Restart Agreement and on August 12, 2020 the City of Toronto was provided with initial phase funding allocations under the agreement totalling $668.6 million as follows:

 

- Municipal Transit Funding Phase 1 - $404.1 million allocated to Toronto proportionately based on ridership.


- Social Services Relief Fund Phase 2 - $118.8 million allocated to Toronto in addition to the $39 million previously received as part of Phase 1 funding.


- Municipal Operating Funding Phase 1 - $145.7 million allocated to Toronto proportionately based on households.
 

$668.6 million in new funding will be applied to projected 2020 year-end funding shortfall of $1.342 billion.

 

- It is estimated that the remaining 2020 funding shortfall for the City following initial Safe Restart funding will be $673.1 million.


- Future phase funding of up to $2.029 billion will be allocated to municipalities by the Province on a needs basis between municipal transit needs ($1.334 billion) and municipal operating needs ($695.0 million).
 

The City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer continue to engage with their Provincial counterparts to obtain funding support as part of future phase allocations under the Safe Restart Program to offset remaining projected deficits resulting from COVID-19 related financial impacts.

 

- The City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer will be reporting to City Council for the meeting of September 30 and October 1, 2020, providing details on experienced and anticipated COVID-19 related financial impacts, results of implemented mitigation strategies and details on the City's $668.6 million Safe Restart funding allocations.


- The City Manager will also be reporting to Council later this year, once the needs based municipal allocations of up to $2.029 billion in future phase Safe Restart funding is confirmed, noting any full or partial offsets to the City's estimated $673.1 million remaining year-end funding shortfall.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on the Operating Variance Report for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and Appendices A to E
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156562.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

EX16.10

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Capital Variance Report for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve in-year budget adjustments to the Approved 2020-2029 Capital Budget and Plan as detailed in Appendix 4 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer that result in no incremental impact on debt financing.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with the City of Toronto capital spending for the six month period ended June 30, 2020, as well as projected expenditures to December 31, 2020. Furthermore, this report seeks Council's approval for in-year budget adjustments to the 2020 Approved Capital Budget and Plan that have no impact on 2020 approved debt.

 

As illustrated in Table 1 below, City's 2020 capital expenditure was $1.340 billion or 28.9% of the 2020 capital budget of $4.637 billion for the period ended June 30, 2020 and is projecting to expend $3.934 billion or 84.8% by December 31, 2020.

 

Table 1: Capital Variance Summary

 

 

2020 Approved Budget*

Actual Expenditures -

January to June

Projected Expenditures - January to December

 

$M

$M

%

$M

%

City Operations

1,925

501

26.0%

1,580

82.1%

Agencies

1,352

462

34.2%

1,188

87.9%

Tax Supported

3,277

963

29.4%

2,768

84.5%

Rate Supported Programs:

1,361

377

27.7%

1,166

85.7%

TOTAL

4,637

1,340

28.9%

3,934

84.8%

*Note: Includes 2019 carry forward funding and 2020 in-year adjustments

The Capital spending pattern for the first six month typically ranges between 15% and 22% of the total Council Approved Capital Budget, with the 2020 experience of 28.9% comparing favourably to past experience. Total City projected spend of 84.8% by year-end is comprised of a Tax Supported Programs spending rate of 84.5% and a Rate Supported Programs spending rate of 85.7%.

 

Projected underspending by year-end totals $703 million or 15.2% of the 2020 Capital Budget.  Approximately half of the projected year-end variance reflects underspending attributed to COVID-19 impacts.

 

- At the onset of COVID-19, due to the uncertainty of the financial impact and the amount of financial assistance from other levels of government, capital projects funded by Capital from Current (CFC) were slowed to enable potential offsets to COVID-19 financial impacts.

 

- Given the continued uncertainty regarding the allocation that Toronto will receive of future phase Safe Restart Agreement funding, CFC funded capital projects will continued to be slowed to the end of the year.  Impacted capital projects will be reassessed as part of the 2021 budget process.
 

The projected year-end spending rates presented in this report are based on the submissions from each Program and Agency, and as such, the preparation of this report has been based on this information.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Capital Variance Report for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156533.pdf)

Appendix 1 - 2020 Capital Variance and Projection Summary for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156534.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Capital Projects for Closure
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156535.pdf)

Appendix 3 - Major Capital Projects
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156576.pdf)

Appendix 4 - In-Year Adjustments for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156577.pdf)

Appendix 5 - Capital Variance Dashboard by Program and Agency
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156578.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

EX16.11

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

2019 Development Charge Reserve Fund Statement

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Received the report (September 8, 2020) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for information.

Origin
(September 8, 2020) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report provides a statement of the Development Charge Reserve Funds for the year ended December 31, 2019, as required by the Development Charges Act, 1997 (DC Act).  

Background Information
(September 8, 2020) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on 2019 Development Charge Reserve Fund Statement
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156479.pdf)

Schedule A - City-wide Development Charge Reserve Funds and Schedule B - Details of Project Funding
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156480.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

EX16.12

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

2020 Toronto Community Housing Corporation Infrastructure Ontario Mortgage Capex Release

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council consent to the amendment of the terms and conditions to the nine Financing Agreements substantially in the manner described in Attachment 1 to the report (September 9, 2020)  from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer together with such changes thereto or other terms and conditions that are satisfactory to the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

2. City Council direct that funding released from the Secured Properties Capex and the 4 percent Capex Reserve be used to satisfy Toronto Community Housing Corporation's capital repair co-investment obligations under its National Housing Co-investment Program Credit Agreement with Canada Mortgage and Housing and to achieve the goals of its Ten Year (2019 – 2028) Capital Financing Plan as it may be amended from time to time.  

 

3. City Council authorize the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer or designate to execute on behalf of the City as shareholder and guarantor:

 

a. City consent to the amended terms and conditions of the Financing Agreements (Amending Agreements) described in Attachment 1 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and

 

b. confirmation that the City acknowledges, ratifies, confirms and agrees that the Guarantees continue in full force and effect and that the City continues to be bound by all of the provisions of the Guarantees notwithstanding the amending terms and conditions on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer or delegate and in a form approved by the City Solicitor.

 

4. City Council deem the guarantees to be in the interests of the City.

 

5. City Council authorize the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer or designate to execute and deliver such other notices, consents, authorizations, approvals and agreements or amendments to existing agreements on behalf of the City as service manager, shareholder or guarantor in order to facilitate City Council's decision.

 

6 .City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to:

 

a. provide such Service Manager consents under the Housing Services Act, 2011, as are necessary to authorize any required amendments to the mortgage security provided to Infrastructure Ontario to secure all of the foregoing loans;

 

b. request all necessary third party waivers, consents or other authorizations which the Service Manager is required to seek in connection with the transactions as described in Attachment 1 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and

 

c. provide the necessary notice to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing pursuant to Section 163 of the Housing Services Act, 2011.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report recommends that City Council provide its consent to amend existing financing agreements (FA) between Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation (IO) and Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), for which the City is guarantor.  The amendments will provide that the capital expenditure (Capex) reserve funds applicable to the specific properties secured under the FAs can be utilized on TCHC’s general portfolio to satisfy TCHC's capital repair co-investment obligations under its National Housing Co-investment (NHCI) Program Credit Agreement with Canada Mortgage and Housing (CMHC) and achieve the goals of its Ten Year (2019 – 2028) Capital Financing Plan.

 

Between 2013 and 2019 TCHC and IO entered into 9 separate FA's providing over $1.1 billion in loans in total to TCHC for the purposes of general debt refinancing and for capital repairs for over 100 of its properties.  The City as the sole shareholder of TCHC guarantees the repayment of all of these loans. 

 

Pursuant to the FAs, a portion of the advance was required to be deposited in a separate fund administered by IO for capital repairs to the properties mortgaged under each specific FA (the "Secured Properties Capex"). In addition, TCHC was required to provide 4% of the gross income from the mortgaged properties into another reserve held by IO for the purpose of funding capital repairs on those properties (the 4% Capex Reserve, together with the Secured Properties Capex, the Capex Amounts).

 

Accordingly, there are limitations on TCHC's ability to access Capex Amounts as they cannot be used for capital repairs on TCHC's general portfolio.  Existing IO FA’s need to be amended to release the funds for capital work on the overall TCHC portfolio instead of only the IO mortgaged properties.

   

The FAs also included an equity withdrawal component which could be used for capital repairs on all of its buildings. TCHC has expended all of such equity withdrawal amounts.  However, there still remains needed capital work to be completed for 2020 and beyond and a funding source is needed to satisfy the TCHC contributions under the NHCI Credit Agreement with CMHC.

 

IO has agreed to release the Capex Amounts and to permit TCHC to apply such funds to its general portfolio state of good repair fund. The amount of the Capex Accounts held by IO in favour of TCHC currently exceeds $137 million.

 

Once the Capex Amounts are released by IO, these funds will be placed in a TCHC segregated account for Capex expenditures on the general portfolio. The released funds will supplement the City’s 10 year funding and be utilized for capital expenditures on the general portfolio.

 

The City and TCHC intend to use these released funds for repairs consistent with the co-investment under the CMHC National Housing Co-investment credit agreement recently executed at the end of 2019.

 

This report has been prepared in consultation with staff from the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and TCHC.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on 2020 Toronto Community Housing Corporation Infrastructure Ontario Mortgage Capex Release and Attachment 1
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156520.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

EX16.13

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Obligatory Reserve Funds (Deferred Revenues), Reserves and Council-directed Reserve Funds Report - June 30, 2020

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Received the report (September 8, 2020) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for information.

Origin
(September 8, 2020) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report summarizes the changes impacting the City of Toronto (the City)'s obligatory reserve funds (deferred revenues), reserves, and Council-directed reserve funds as at June 30, 2020.

 

The City's deferred revenues (obligatory reserve funds), reserves, and Council-directed reserve funds are subject to annual changes based on funding contributions, transfers, and drawdowns, which are authorized by legislation, third-party agreements, and Council's approvals. The tables and appendices reflect information by major category.

 

As at June 30, 2020, the City recognized $6,837.1 million of deferred revenues (obligatory reserve funds), reserves, and Council-directed reserve funds, which consist of the following balances:

 

- Committed funds for legislated, contractually bound or Council-directed activities ($5,800.1 million);

 

- Committed funds to offset capital costs and pressures on rate-based activities ($722.1 million); and

 

- Uncommitted and available funds for the City to respond to various unanticipated costs and to stabilize various funding sources, including the tax base ($314.9 million).

 

The reported balances include Council approved reserve and reserve fund loans that were granted to various agencies, City programs, and external parties, which must be repaid to the respective deferred revenues (obligatory reserve funds), reserves, and Council-directed reserve funds.

Background Information
(September 8, 2020) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Obligatory Reserve Funds (Deferred Revenues), Reserves and Council-directed Reserve Funds Report - June 30, 2020
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156518.pdf)

Appendices A1, B1, C1, A2, B2 and C2
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156519.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

EX16.14

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Build Toronto - Annual General Meeting and 2019 Audited Financial Statements

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council treat that portion of the City Council meeting at which the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer is considered as the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Build Toronto by:

 

a. receiving the "CreateTO 2019 Annual Report", and the "Build Toronto 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements", forming Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and

 

b. appointing KPMG LLP as the Auditor of Build Toronto for fiscal year 2020, and authorizing the Board of Directors of Build Toronto to fix the remuneration of the Auditor.

 

2. City Council direct the City Clerk to forward a copy of the "Build Toronto 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements", forming Attachment 2 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to the Audit Committee for information.

 

3. City Council, as Shareholder, direct the Board of Build Toronto Corporation, in consultation with the City of Toronto's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to bring forward a report on the impacts of COVID-19 on Corporation Operating and Capitals Budgets and operations, detailing any modifications to their programs and initiatives to address COVID-19, to City Council through Executive Committee, by the first quarter of 2021.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report transmits materials submitted by the Board of Directors of Build Toronto to the City. No independent review or analysis has been performed by City staff.

 

This report contains recommendations for the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act, Ontario (OBCA) for holding the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of Build Toronto, including receipt of its Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements for 2019 and appointment of the auditor for 2020.

 

In light of the state of emergency that was declared in Ontario in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to hold annual meetings of shareholders for OBCA corporations was temporarily extended through the addition of Part XIX to the OBCA. With the Ontario declaration of emergency having come to an end on July 24, 2020, the extended meeting deadlines for OBCA incorporated companies that were required to hold annual meetings on or before July 24, 2020 now have until October 22, 2020 to hold their annual meetings.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Build Toronto - Annual General Meeting and 2019 Audited Financial Statements
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156504.pdf)

Attachment 1 - CreateTO 2019 Annual Report
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156507.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Build Toronto 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156481.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

EX16.15

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Casa Loma Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2019 Audited Financial Statements

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council treat that portion of the City Council meeting at which the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer is considered as the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Casa Loma Corporation by:

 

a. receiving the "Casa Loma Corporation 2019 Annual Report", and the "Casa Loma Corporation 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements", forming Attachment 1 and 2 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and

 

b. appointing Welch LLP Chartered Accountants as the Auditor of Casa Loma Corporation for fiscal year 2020 until close of the next annual general meeting or until a successor is appointed, and authorizing the Board of Directors of Casa Loma Corporation to fix the remuneration of the Auditor.

 

2. City Council direct the City Clerk to forward a copy of the "Casa Loma Corporation 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements", forming Attachment 2 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to the Audit Committee for information.

 

3. City Council, as Shareholder, direct the Board of Casa Loma Corporation, in consultation with the City of Toronto's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to bring forward a report on the impacts of COVID-19 on Corporation Operating and Capital Budgets and operations, detailing any modifications to their programs and initiatives to address COVID-19, to City Council through Executive Committee, by the first quarter of 2021.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report transmits materials submitted by the Board of Directors of Casa Loma Corporation to the City. No independent review or analysis has been performed by City staff.

 

This report contains recommendations for the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act, Ontario (OBCA) for holding the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of Casa Loma Corporation, including receipt of its Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements for 2019 and appointment of the auditor for 2020.

 

In light of the state of emergency that was declared in Ontario in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to hold annual meetings of shareholders for OBCA corporations was temporarily extended through the addition of Part XIX to the OBCA. With the Ontario declaration of emergency having come to an end on July 24, 2020, the extended meeting deadlines for OBCA incorporated companies that were required to hold annual meetings on or before July 24, 2020 now have until October 22, 2020 to hold their annual meetings.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Casa Loma Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2019 Audited Financial Statements
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156444.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Casa Loma Corporation 2019 Annual Report
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156445.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Casa Loma Corporation 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156446.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

EX16.16

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Lakeshore Arena Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2019 Audited Financial Statements

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council treat that portion of the City Council meeting at which the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer is considered as the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Lakeshore Arena Corporation by:

 

a. receiving the "Lakeshore Arena Corporation 2019 Annual Report", and the "Lakeshore Arena Corporation 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements", forming Attachment 1 and 2 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer;

 

b. appointing Welch LLP Chartered Accountants as the Auditor of Lakeshore Arena Corporation for fiscal year 2020, and authorizing the Board of Directors of Lakeshore Arena Corporation to fix the remuneration of the Auditor; and

 

c. receiving the "Lakeshore Arena Corporation Executive Compensation Disclosure 2019", forming Attachment 3 to the report  (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

2. City Council direct the City Clerk to forward a copy of the "Lakeshore Arena Corporation 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements", forming Attachment 2 to the report  (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to the Audit Committee for information.

 

3. City Council, as Shareholder, direct the Board of Lakeshore Arena Corporation, in consultation with the City of Toronto's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to bring forward a report on the impacts of COVID-19 on Corporation Operating and Capital budgets and operations, detailing any modifications to their programs and initiatives to address COVID-19, to City Council through Executive Committee, by the first quarter of 2021.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report transmits materials submitted by the Board of Directors of Lakeshore Arena Corporation to the City. No independent review or analysis has been performed by City staff.

 

This report contains recommendations for the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act, Ontario (OBCA) for holding the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of Lakeshore Arena Corporation, including receipt of its Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements for 2019 and appointment of the auditor for 2020.

 

This report also contains recommendations for receipt at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of information disclosing the individual compensation of executive officers employed by Lakeshore Arena Corporation in 2019.

 

In light of the state of emergency that was declared in Ontario in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to hold annual meetings of shareholders for OBCA corporations was temporarily extended through the addition of Part XIX to the OBCA. With the Ontario declaration of emergency having come to an end on July 24, 2020, the extended meeting deadlines for OBCA incorporated companies that were required to hold annual meetings on or before July 24, 2020 now have until October 22, 2020 to hold their annual meetings.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Lakeshore Arena Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2019 Audited Financial Statements
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156496.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Lakeshore Arena Corporation 2019 Annual Report
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156497.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Lakeshore Arena Corporation 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156498.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Lakeshore Arena Corporation Executive Compensation Disclosure 2019
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156499.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

EX16.17

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Community Housing Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2019 Audited Financial Statements

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council treat the portion of the City Council meeting at which the report (September 9, 2020) report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer is considered as the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Toronto Community Housing Corporation, and:

 

a. receive the Letter to the Shareholder from the Toronto Community Housing Corporation's Chair of the Board of Directors and President and Chief Executive Officer dated June 2, 2020 transmitting the Toronto Community Housing Corporation 2019 Annual Report and additional information, forming Attachment 1 to the report (September 9, 2020) report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer;

 

b. receive Toronto Community Housing Corporation's 2019 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the period ending December 31, 2019, including the auditor's report dated April 29, 2020, forming Attachment 2 to the report (September 9, 2020) report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer;

 

c. confirm the appointment of KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants, as the auditor for Toronto Community Housing Corporation for fiscal year 2020  until the close of the next Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder or until a successor is appointed, at the fee provided in the City's agreement with that firm; and

 

d. receive the Toronto Community Housing Corporation's executive compensation disclosure for 2019 included in section 4.1.1 of additional information in Attachment 1 to the report (September 9, 2020) report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

2. City Council direct the City Clerk to forward a copy of Toronto Community Housing Corporation's 2019 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements, forming Attachment 2 to the report (September 9, 2020) report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to the Audit Committee for information.

 

3. City Council, as Shareholder, direct the Board of Toronto Community Housing Corporation, in consultation with the City of Toronto's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to bring forward a report on the impacts of COVID-19 on Corporation Operating and Capital Budgets and operations, detailing any modifications to their programs and initiatives to address COVID-19, to City Council through Executive Committee, by the first quarter of 2021.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report transmits materials submitted by the Board of Directors of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) to the City. No independent review or analysis has been performed by City staff.

 

This report recommends the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act, Ontario (OBCA) to hold an Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), including receipt of TCHC's 2019 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and appointment of the auditor for TCHC for 2020.

 

In light of the state of emergency that was declared in Ontario in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to hold annual meetings of shareholders for OBCA corporations was temporarily extended through the addition of Part XIX to the OBCA. With the Ontario Declaration of Emergency having come to an end on July 24, 2020, the extended meeting deadlines for OBCA incorporated companies that were required to hold annual meetings on or before July 24, 2020 now have until October 22, 2020 to hold their annual meetings.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Toronto Community Housing Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2019 Audited Financial Statements
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156524.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Letter to the Shareholder dated June 2, 2019, Toronto Community Housing Corporation's 2019 Annual Report and Additional Information
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156545.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Toronto Community Housing Corporation, 2019 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements, for the period ending December 31, 2019
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156546.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Toronto Community Housing Corporation, 2019-2022 Strategic Plan and 2020 Budget Detailed Summary
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156547.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

EX16.18

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Hydro Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2019 Audited Financial Statements
Confidential Attachment - The security of property belonging to the City of Toronto or Toronto Hydro Corporation and personal matters about an identifiable person

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council treat the portion of the City Council meeting at which the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer is being considered as the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Toronto Hydro Corporation, and:

 

a. approve the "Resolution of the Sole Shareholder Re-appointing Auditor" in Attachment 1 Appendix A to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in order to re-appoint KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants, as the auditor for Toronto Hydro Corporation for 2020 until the close of the next annual meeting of the Shareholder, or until a successor is appointed, at such remuneration as may be fixed by the Corporation's Board;

 

b. receive the "Toronto Hydro Corporation 2019 Annual Report," "Toronto Hydro Corporation 2019 Annual Financial Report, and Consolidated Financial Statements," "Toronto Hydro Corporation Annual Information Form 2019," "Toronto Hydro Corporation Environmental Performance Report 2019," "Toronto Hydro Corporation CEO and CFO Certifications of Annual Filings 2019," the "Toronto Hydro Corporation First Quarter Financial Report 2020," and the "Toronto Hydro Corporation Statement of Board Remuneration and Expenses 2019," forming Attachments 2a, 2b, 3, 4, 5, 10, and 11 respectively to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer;

 

c. receive the "Toronto Hydro Corporation Shareholder Report 2019, including Non-Consolidated Financial Statements," "Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited Financial Statements 2019 and 2018," and "Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. Financial Statements 2019 and 2018," forming Confidential Attachments 7, 8 and 9 respectively to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and

 

d. receive the two-part report "Toronto Hydro Corporation Executive Compensation Disclosure 2019" forming Attachment 6a and Confidential Attachment 6b to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

2. City Council direct that Confidential Attachments 7, 8 and 9 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer remain confidential in their entirety due to the security of the property of the City and securities requirements arising from Toronto Hydro Corporation's status as an offering corporation under the Business Corporations Act, (Ontario) R.S.O. 1990, c.B.16, Toronto Hydro Corporation's status as a reporting issuer under the Securities Act, (Ontario) R.S.O. 1990, c.S.5, and the application by the Ontario Securities Commission of National Instrument 51-102.

 

3. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 6b to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer remain confidential in its entirety as it deals with personal information about identifiable individuals.

 

4. City Council direct the City Clerk to forward a copy of the "Toronto Hydro Corporation Consolidated Financial Statements December 31, 2019 and 2018", included as part of Attachment 2b to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to the Audit Committee for information.

 

5. City Council, as Shareholder, direct the Board of Toronto Hydro Corporation, in consultation with the City of Toronto's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to bring forward a report on the impacts of COVID-19 on Corporation Operating and Capital Budgets and operations, detailing any modifications to their programs and initiatives to address COVID-19, to City Council through Executive Committee, by the first quarter of 2021.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report transmits materials submitted by the Board of Directors of Toronto Hydro Corporation to the City. No independent review or analysis has been performed by City staff.

 

This report contains recommendations for actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act, (Ontario) R.S.O. 1990, c.B.16 (OBCA) for holding the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of Toronto Hydro Corporation including receipt of Toronto Hydro Corporation's audited annual consolidated financial statements for 2019 and appointment of the auditor for Toronto Hydro Corporation for 2020.

 

In light of the state of emergency that was declared in Ontario in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to hold annual meetings of shareholders for OBCA corporations was temporarily extended through the addition of Part XIX to the OBCA. With the Ontario declaration of emergency having come to an end on July 24, 2020, the extended meeting deadlines for OBCA incorporated companies that were required to hold annual meetings on or before July 24, 2020 now have until October 22, 2020 to hold their annual meetings.

 

 This report also contains recommendations for receipt at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of information disclosing the individual compensation of executive officers employed by Toronto Hydro Corporation in 2019.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Toronto Hydro Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2019 Audited Financial Statements
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156486.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Toronto Hydro Corporation Report on the 2019 Annual Shareholder Meeting
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156487.pdf)

Attachment 1 Appendix A - Resolution of the Shareholder Re-appointing Auditor
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156488.pdf)

Attachment 2a - Toronto Hydro Corporation 2019 Annual Report
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156489.pdf)

Attachment 2b - Toronto Hydro Corporation 2019 Financial Report and Consolidated Financial Statements
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156490.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Toronto Hydro Corporation Annual Information Form 2019
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156491.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Toronto Hydro Corporation Environmental Performance Report 2019
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156492.pdf)

Attachment 5 - Toronto Hydro Corporation Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Certification of Annual Filings 2019
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156493.pdf)

Attachment 6a - Toronto Hydro Corporation Executive Compensation Disclosure 2019 (Part 1, NEOs)
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156494.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 6b - Toronto Hydro Corporation Executive Compensation Disclosure 2019 (Part 2, All Executives)
Confidential Attachment 7 - Toronto Hydro Corporation Shareholder Report 2019, including Non-Consolidated Financial Statements
Confidential Attachment 8 - Toronto Hydro Electric System Limited Financial Statements 2019 and 2018
Confidential Attachment 9 - Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. Financial Statements 2019 and 2018
Attachment 10 - Toronto Hydro Corporation First Quarter Financial Report 2020
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156539.pdf)

Attachment 11 - Toronto Hydro Corporation Statement of Board Remuneration and Expenses 2019
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156540.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

EX16.19

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. - Annual General Meeting and 2019 Audited Financial Statements

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council, in its capacity as one of the Shareholders of Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc.:

 

a. adopt and authorize the City Manager to sign the Resolutions of the Shareholders attached as Attachment 1 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on behalf of the City so that:

 

i. Financial Statements

 

the "Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc.  2019 Annual Report, and the "Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements", including the auditor's report dated March 17, 2020, forming Attachments 2 and 3 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer are received;

 

ii.  Appointment of Auditors

 

Welch LLP are appointed as the Auditor of Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. for fiscal year 2020, and until the close of the next annual meeting of the Shareholders or until their successors are duly appointed, and the Board of Directors of Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. authorized to fix the remuneration of the Auditor; and

 

iii. Confirmation of Proceedings

 

all by-laws, contracts, acts, proceedings, appointments, elections and payments of any director or officer of Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. that were enacted, made, done or taken since the last annual meeting of Shareholders of Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre Inc. are approved, ratified, sanctioned and confirmed; and

 

b. adopt and authorize the City Manager to sign the Resolutions of Shareholders forming Attachment 5 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer:

 

i. ratifying and approving the 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets of Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. attached as Schedule A to Attachment 5 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and

 

ii. authorizing any two directors or officers to carry out the provisions of the resolutions passed by the Shareholders of Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc.   

 

2. City Council direct the City Clerk to forward a copy of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements, forming Attachment 3 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to the Audit Committee for information.

 

3. City Council, as joint Shareholder, request the Board of Pan Am Sports Centre Inc., in consultation with the City of Toronto's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to bring forward a report, as appropriate, on the impacts of COVID-19 on Corporation Operating and Capital Budgets and operations, detailing any modifications to their programs and initiatives to address COVID-19, to City Council through Executive Committee, by the first quarter of 2021.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report transmits materials submitted by the Board of Directors of Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. (TPASC) to the City.  No independent review or analysis has been performed by City staff.

 

This report contains recommendations for the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act, Ontario (OBCA) for holding the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders of TPASC, including receipt of its Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements for 2019, the report of the auditor thereon, and the re-appointment of the auditor for 2020.

 

This report also contains recommendations to approve the 2020 operating and capital budgets of TPASC approved by the TPASC board of directors. Section 5.05(a) of the Unanimous Shareholders’ Agreement of the Corporation as of December 18, 2013 provides that the annual operating and capital budgets shall be considered and approved by the Board and subject to approval by the Shareholders of the Corporation.

 

The City and the Governing Council of The University of Toronto are the two Shareholders of TPASC.  Rather than conducting a Shareholder meeting, the requirements of the OBCA regarding the annual general meeting and the requirements of the Unanimous Shareholders’ Agreement regarding approval of the annual operating and capital budgets are being satisfied by written joint resolutions of the Shareholders, as provided in this report.  

 

The Business Corporations Act, Ontario (OBCA) provides that a resolution in writing signed by all the Shareholders entitled to vote on that resolution at a meeting of the Shareholders is as valid as if it had been passed at a meeting of the Shareholders; and a resolution in writing dealing with all matters required by the OBCA to be dealt with at a meeting of Shareholders, and signed by all the Shareholders entitled to vote at that meeting, satisfies all the requirements of the OBCA relating to that meeting of Shareholders.

 

In light of the state of emergency that was declared in Ontario in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to hold annual meetings of shareholders for OBCA corporations was temporarily extended through the addition of Part XIX to the OBCA. With the Ontario Declaration of Emergency having come to an end on July 24, 2020, the extended meeting deadlines for OBCA incorporated companies that were required to hold annual meetings on or before July 24, 2020 now have until October 22, 2020 to hold their annual meetings.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. - Annual General Meeting and 2019 Audited Financial Statements
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156451.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. Resolutions of Shareholders - Financial Statements, Appointment of Auditors, Confirmation of Proceedings
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156453.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. 2019 Annual Report
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156454.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156455.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. 2019 Operating Highlights
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156500.pdf)

Attachment 5 - Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. Resolutions of Shareholders - Approval of Budgets
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156501.pdf)

Attachment 5 - Schedule A - Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc., 2020 Capital and Operating Budgets
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156503.pdf)

Attachment 5 - Schedule B - Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc., Board Approval of 2020 Capital and Operating Budgets
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156508.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

EX16.20

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Port Lands Company - Annual General Meeting and 2019 Audited Financial Statements

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council treat that portion of the City Council meeting at which the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer is considered as the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder for Toronto Port Lands Company by:

 

a. receiving the "CreateTO 2019 Annual Report", and the "Toronto Port Lands Company 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements", forming Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and

 

b. appointing KPMG LLP as the Auditor of Toronto Port Lands Company for fiscal year 2020 until close of the next annual general meeting, or until a successor is appointed, and authorizing the Board of Directors of Toronto Port Lands Company to fix the remuneration of the Auditor.

 

2. City Council direct the City Clerk to forward a copy of the "Toronto Port Lands Company 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements", forming Attachment 2 to the report (September 9, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to the Audit Committee for information.

 

3. City Council, as Shareholder, direct the Board of Toronto Port Lands Company, in consultation with the City of Toronto's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to bring forward a report on the impacts of COVID-19 on Corporation Operating and Capital  Budgets and operations, detailing any modifications to their programs and initiatives to address COVID-19, to City Council through Executive Committee, by the first quarter of 2021.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report transmits materials submitted by the Board of Directors of Toronto Port Lands Company to the City. No independent review or analysis has been performed by City staff.

 

This report contains recommendations for the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act, Ontario (OBCA) for holding the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder of Toronto Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO), operating as the Toronto Port Lands Company (TPLC) including receipt of its Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements for 2019 and appointment of the auditor for 2020.

 

In light of the state of emergency that was declared in Ontario in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to hold annual meetings of shareholders for OBCA corporations was temporarily extended through the addition of Part XIX to the OBCA. With the Ontario declaration of emergency having come to an end on July 24, 2020, the extended meeting deadlines for OBCA incorporated companies that were required to hold annual meetings on or before July 24, 2020 now have until October 22, 2020 to hold their annual meetings.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Toronto Port Lands Company - Annual General Meeting and 2019 Audited Financial Statements
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156510.pdf)

Attachment 1 - CreateTO 2019 Annual Report
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156511.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Toronto Port Lands Company 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156512.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

EX16.21

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Ratio of Full-time to Part-time Paramedics

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council receive the report (September 8, 2020) from the City Manager and the Chief People Officer for information.

Origin
(September 8, 2020) Report from the City Manager and the Chief People Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to respond to the July 28, 2020, Council request that the City Manager and the Chief People Officer, in consultation with the Medical Officer of Health, report back to City Council on a possible change to the ratio of full-time to part-time Paramedics so that more Paramedics have paid sick days to decrease the likelihood of Paramedics working in other positions that may expose them to greater risk. Toronto Paramedic Services was also consulted for this report.

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic has persisted, the City and Toronto Paramedic Services have continued to implement and maintain initiatives to support the wellness of all Toronto Paramedic Services staff, including part-time Paramedics:

 

Uninterrupted pay for every Toronto Paramedic Services employee on self-isolation due to possible exposure to COVID-19.

 

Part-time Paramedics absent due to COVID-19-related symptoms continue to be compensated for pre-scheduled shifts.

 

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits coverage for all accepted claims regarding illnesses/injuries acquired while working, including COVID-19.

 

Launch of a Staff Support Centre to track COVID-19-related absences and to answer staff enquiries related to the pandemic.

 

Self-screening of all staff for symptoms of illness prior to starting work each shift to increase protection of paramedics and the public.

 

Psychological Health and Wellness Plan for all staff, focused on prevention, reduction of stigma, timely intervention, post-incident support and increasing available resources.

 

In April 2020, the City approved the provision of psychological services for part-time Paramedics provided through the BEACON program offered by the City's benefits provider, Green Shield Canada.
 

It should also be noted that, in Ontario, both full-time and part-time Paramedics are permitted to work for more than one employer. A portion of both full-time and part-time Toronto Paramedic Services Paramedics are known to work for other Paramedic services outside Toronto.

 

In addition, the Ontario government has provided funding for temporary pandemic pay to all active frontline Paramedics, regardless of job classification, in the form of a temporary top-up based on hourly wages as well as monthly lump sum payments. This pay is in recognition of the challenges and heightened risk faced during the COVID-19 outbreak. The goals of this temporary pandemic pay were to provide additional support and relief to frontline workers, encourage staff to continue working and attract prospective employees, and to help maintain safe staffing levels and the operation of critical frontline services.

Background Information
(September 8, 2020) Report from the City Manager and the Chief People Officer on Ratio of Full-time to Part-time Paramedics
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156452.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

EX16.22

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

2020 Heads and Beds Levy on Institutions

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the levy and collection of amounts for the 2020 taxation year on colleges and universities, public hospitals, and correctional facilities as authorized by Section 285 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and City Council direct that the maximum prescribed amount of $75 be applied per provincially rated hospital bed, full time student, or resident place as prescribed by Ontario Regulation 121/07.

 

2.  City Council forward the Item to the Premier of Ontario and the Ontario Minister of Finance and request the Province to increase the $75.00 levy annually by the rate of inflation.

 

3.  City Council forward the Item to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Origin
(September 4, 2020) Report from the Controller
Summary

This report requests Council authority to adopt a by-law to levy amounts for the 2020 taxation year for colleges and universities, public hospitals, and correctional facilities (the "institutions"), estimated at approximately $19.2 million (annual "Heads and Beds" levy).

Background Information
(September 4, 2020) Report from the Controller on 2020 Heads and Beds Levy on Institutions
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156483.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Letter dated June 17, 2020 from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Municipal Programs and Analytics Branch, regarding the capacity of institutions information to be used for the 2020 payments in lieu levy calculations and Attachment 2 - Summary of Heads and Beds Levy on Institutions
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156484.pdf)

Motions
1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council forward the Item to the Premier of Ontario and the Ontario Minister of Finance and request the Province to increase the $75.00 levy annually by the rate of inflation.

 

2.  City Council forward the Item to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

EX16.23

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

2020 Levy on Railway Roadways and Rights-of-Way and on Power Utility Transmission and Distribution Corridors

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the levy and collection of taxes for the 2020 taxation year on railway roadways and rights-of-way and on land used as transmission or distribution corridors owned by power utilities, in accordance with subsection 280 (1) of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and subsection 257.7 (1) of the Education Act.

 

2. City Council receive Attachment 2, Acreage and Tonnage Taxation Systems, to the report (September 4, 2020) from the Controller for information.

 

3. City Council request the Province of Ontario to explore the impact of national railways converting to a tonnage-based levy system, as opposed to the current rate per acreage system in the Province of Ontario, to determine any benefits to municipalities.

 

4. City Council forward the Item to the Ontario Good Roads Association, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for their information.

Origin
(September 4, 2020) Report from the Controller
Summary

This report seeks Council authority for the introduction of the by-law necessary to levy and collect taxes for the 2020 taxation year on railway roadways and rights-of-way and on land used as transmission or distribution corridors owned by power utilities, totalling approximately $7.1 million in taxation revenue, of which the municipal share is $6.6 million and the provincial education share is $0.5 million.

 

The 2020 levy total remains unchanged from the 2019 levy total of $7.1 million (with a $6.6 million municipal share and a provincial education share of $0.5 million). In December 2019, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing advised through the 2020 Property Tax Decisions document to municipalities, that for the 2020 tax year, the property tax rates for railway rights-of-way will remain unchanged from 2019 levels, and the 2020 tax rates will be the same as the 2019 rates communicated to municipalities on May 24, 2019 for the 2019 tax year.

 

Attachment 2 to this report also provides information related to the property taxation of railway rights-of-way using acreage and tonnage systems.

Background Information
(September 4, 2020) Report from the Controller on 2020 Levy on Railway Roadways and Rights-of-Way and on Power Utility Transmission and Distribution Corridors and Attachments 1 and 2
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156485.pdf)

Motions
1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the Province of Ontario to explore the impact of national railways converting to a tonnage-based levy system, as opposed to the current rate per acreage system in the Province of Ontario, to determine any benefits to municipalities.

 

2. City Council forward the Item to the Ontario Good Roads Association, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for their information.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

EX16.24

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Children's Services Capital Budget Adjustment for Child Care Centres Projects at Mount Dennis, St. Barnabas Catholic School, St. Bartholomew Catholic School, and St. Roch

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend the 2020 Capital Budget and 2021 – 2023 Capital Plan for Children's Services by increasing the project cost for the TELCCS Mount Dennis Child Care Centre (CCS035-01) by $1.830 million, increasing the project cost from $18.000 million to $19.830 million, funded with cash flows of $2.557 million in 2020; $10.580 million in 2021; $3.410 million in 2022; and $0.202 million in 2023 through the Child Care Capital Reserve Fund (XR1103), to support the consolidation of the Trimbee Early Learning Centre; and to support the addition of 26 child care spaces to the planned Mount Dennis location.

 

2.  City Council amend the 2020 Capital Budget and 2021 – 2022 Capital Plan for Children's Services by increasing the project cost for the St. Barnabas Catholic School Child Care Centre (CCS027-01) by $0.400 million, increasing the project cost from $3.100 million to $3.500 million, funded with cash flows of $0.500 million in 2020; $2.323 million in 2021; $0.500 million in 2022 through the Child Care Capital Reserve Fund (XR1103), required to fund the inflationary impacts on the cost of construction; million.

 

3.  City Council amend the 2020 Capital Budget and 2021 – 2022 Capital Plan for Children's Services by increasing the project cost for the St. Bartholomew Catholic School Child Care Centre (CCS029-01) by $0.800 million, increasing the project cost from $3.000 million to $3.800 million, funded with cash flows of $0.250 million in 2020; $2.750 million in 2021; $0.683 million in 2022; through the Child Care Capital Reserve Fund (XR1103), required to fund the inflationary impacts on the cost of construction.

 

4.  City Council amend the 2020 Capital Budget and 2021-2022 Capital Plan for Children's Services by increasing the project cost for the St. Roch Catholic School Child Care Centre (CCS028-01) by $0.800 million, increasing the project cost from $3.200 million to $4.000 million, funded with cash flows of $0.500 million in 2020; $2.871 million in 2021;and $0.500 million in 2022 through the Child Care Capital Reserve Fund (XR1103), required to fund the inflationary impacts on the cost of construction.

Origin
(September 9, 2020) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services
Summary

This report requests City Council's authority to amend the Approved 2020 Capital Budget and 2021-2029 Capital Plan for Children's Services' by increasing total project costs for four projects by $3.830 million, funded from the Child Care Capital Reserve Fund (XR1103).

 

These amendments are required in order to proceed with the awarding of tenders for the construction of three child care centres, as the tender prices for the Toronto Early Learning & Child Care Services' (TELCCS) Mount Dennis Child Care Centre at 1234 Weston Road in Ward 5, St. Barnabas Catholic School Child Care Centre at 30 Washburn Way in Ward 23, and St. Roch Catholic School Child Care Centre at 174 Duncanwood Drive in Ward 7 are higher than previous cost estimates provided due to the unique nature of the Mount Dennis project, unique site conditions and construction cost inflation for all four projects.  The amendment is also required in order to proceed with the re-tender process for the fourth centre for the construction of St. Bartholomew Catholic School Child Care Centre located at 51 Heather Road in Ward 23, as recently cancelled tender indicated a need to increase project budget.

Background Information
(September 9, 2020) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services on Children's Services Capital Budget Adjustment for Child Care Centres Projects at Mount Dennis, St. Barnabas Catholic School, St. Bartholomew Catholic School, and St. Roch
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156482.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

EX16.25

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Youth Jobs Corps 2020-2023 Contract Authority

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to enter into and administer a contract renewal agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada, for the Toronto Youth Jobs Corps program for up to $8,939,959 in Federal subsidy for the period October 5, 2020 to September 29, 2023.
 

2. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to convert one temporary Program Support Analyst position, to a permanent Agency Review Officer, to better meet the program development requirements for the Toronto Youth Job Corps program.

 
3. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to have delegated authority to extend this and future contracts and receive and expend funds as submitted in the application to Employment and Social Development Canada to support the Toronto Youth Job Corps program through the annual budget process.
 

4. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to enter into agreements with other entities, including purchase of service agreements for the delivery of Toronto Youth Job Corp with the successful proponents of the Request for Proposals process, other federal agencies, community organizations, private entities, or individuals, and to spend federal funding in accordance with the federal program requirements and guidelines.

Origin
(September 8, 2020) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

This report seeks authority to enter into and administer a contract renewal agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada (formerly referred to as Service Canada), for the City-administered Toronto Youth Job Corps program for the 2020-2023 contract period.

 

The Toronto Youth Job Corps program provides group-based pre-employment support, structured employment training, work experience through job placements and follow up supports for vulnerable youth furthest from labour market. Toronto Youth Job Corps commenced in 1983 and has been reviewed and updated to meet both the changing needs of youth and funding requirements.

For 37 years, the City of Toronto has administered Toronto Youth Job Corp. It is delivered by community agencies selected through an open Request for Proposal. Five agencies have been selected through the 2020 Request for Proposal. This resulting agreement through the Request for Proposals will be valid for five years. 

 

On July 25, 2019, Social Development, Finance and Administration submitted a contract renewal application with an anticipated start date of April 1, 2020, following the completion date of March 27, 2020 for the 2017-2020 contract period. In mid-February 2020, Employment and Social Development Canada extended the current contract until September 25, 2020.  On March 4, 2020, the City received written confirmation from Employment and Social Development Canada for the City's 2020-2023 application, awaiting negotiation of full details.  Social Development, Finance and Administration has proposed to Employment and Social Development Canada a start date of October 5, 2020.  If accepted, this agreement will run from October 5, 2020 – September 29, 2023.

Background Information
(September 8, 2020) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Toronto Youth Jobs Corps 2020-2023 Contract Authority
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156442.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

EX16.26

ACTION 

Received 

 

Ward: All 

Establish a Community Police Office at 200 Poplar Road

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee received the letter (July 3, 2020) from the Toronto Police Services Board for information.

Origin
(July 3, 2020) Letter from the Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

At its meeting on January 22, 2020, the Toronto Police Services Board was in receipt of a report from, Ryan Teschner, Executive Director, with regard to City of Toronto Council Decision – Request to Establish a Community Police Office at 200 Poplar Road.

 

The Board approved Mr. Teschner’s report and agreed that a copy be forwarded to the City of Toronto Executive Committee.

 

A copy of the Board minute P10/2020 regarding this matter is attached.

Background Information
(July 3, 2020) Letter from the Toronto Police Services Board on Request to Establish a Community Police Office at 200 Poplar Road
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156567.pdf)

Minute Extract from the January 22, 2020 Toronto Police Services Board Meeting and report (January 7, 2020) from the Executive Director, Toronto Police Services Board on Request to Establish a Community Police Office at 200 Poplar Road
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156566.pdf)

Communications
(September 15, 2020) Letter from Executive Director and Chief of Staff, Toronto Police Services Board (EX.Main.EX16.26.1)
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/comm/communicationfile-118248.pdf)

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic

Motions
1 - Motion to Receive Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That the item be received for information.


EX16.27

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

CafeTO, CurbTO and Active TO: Review and planning for the future

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Requested the City Manager to report to City Council through the Executive Committee by January 2021 on lessons learned from this year’s CafeTO, CurbTO and ActiveTO programs, and, in consultation with residents and businesses, to include recommendations for modifications to these programs for 2021.

Origin
(September 14, 2020) Letter from Mayor John Tory
Summary

I wanted to extend my sincere thank you to all the staff who were involved in the creation and successful implementation of various programs - including ActiveTO, CurbTO, and CaféTO - that made maximum use of our roadway this summer as we moved into the restart and recovery stages of our ongoing response from COVID-19.

 

These programs have taken an incredibly difficult situation and created ways to help residents and businesses cope with this unprecedented pandemic. I am proud and thoroughly impressed with the amazing speed that these complex programs were implemented by our City staff.

 

Together and with staff across multiple divisions, we have created more than 9,000 metres of new patio space through CaféTO across the city, helping 760 restaurants across the city, creating 44 public parklets, and helping 58 business improvement areas.

 

The approved plan for cycling lanes has implemented the largest one-year expansion of on-street cycling lanes ever in Toronto for a total of approximately 40 km of on-street cycling lanes for accelerated installation this summer, including approximately 25 km of new temporary ActiveTO bikeways.

 

We have used our major streets like Lake Shore Boulevard and the reduced car traffic patterns to open the streets to people and activities, drawing residents to enjoy the best of Toronto at a safe distance. We have implemented more than 60 km of Quiet Streets across Toronto, encouraging a friendlier environment for shared space amongst modes of travel.

 

And finally, we installed CurbTO to better maximize walking space along sidewalks, resulting in over 200 curb lane pedestrian and temporary parking pick up zones.

 

It is increasingly clear that our fight against COVID-19 will continue into 2021 and the need to continue to encourage physical distancing and accessible outdoor activity as well as and increased space for outdoor dining will likely continue into next spring and summer.

 

Given the success of these programs and undeniable benefit they had in many Toronto neighbourhoods, I wanted to ensure we move quickly to take the lessons learned from our experience this summer and establish best practices and program guidelines for 2021.

 

I believe this will help residents, businesses, and organizations as they plan their 2021 activities.

 

With this in mind, at the upcoming Executive Committee, I will be moving a motion asking City staff to report back by January, 2021 with lessons learned from this year’s programs, and, in consultation with residents and businesses, recommendations for modifications to these programs for 2021.

 

Thank you for your attention to this matter so that we can continue to ensure that Toronto is doing everything possible as a municipal government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and all of its devastating effects.

Background Information
(September 14, 2020) Letter from Mayor John Tory on CafeTO, CurbTO and Active TO: Review and planning for the future
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-156710.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

1 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That the Executive Committee request the City Manager to report to City Council through the Executive Committee by January 2021 on lessons learned from this year’s CafeTO, CurbTO and ActiveTO programs, and, in consultation with residents and businesses, to include recommendations for modifications to these programs for 2021.


Procedural Motions
Motion to Adopt Minutes moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That the minutes of the Executive Committee meeting on July 21, 2020 be confirmed.

Announcements

The Chair gratefully acknowledged that the land the Executive Committee was meeting on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. The Chair also acknowledged that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. 

 

Mayor Tory proclaimed the week of September 21, 2020 as Toronto Public Service Week in the City of Toronto.

 

Where the Members of Executive Committee listed in the attendance for this meeting participated remotely, they were counted for quorum, as permitted by Section 189(4.2) of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and City Council's Procedures.

 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
John Tory, Chair, Executive Committee
Meeting Sessions
Session Date Session Type Start Time End Time Public or Closed Session
2020-09-23 Morning 9:34 AM 12:26 PM Public
2020-09-23 Afternoon 1:33 PM 3:01 PM Public
Attendance
Members were present for some or all of the time period indicated.
Date and Time Quorum Members
2020-09-23
09:34 AM - 12:26 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
2020-09-23
01:33 PM - 03:01 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