Minutes

Confirmed on
October 30, 2013



Executive Committee


Meeting No. 34   Contact Kelly McCarthy, Committee Administrator
Meeting Date Tuesday, September 24, 2013
  Phone 416-392-4666
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail exc@toronto.ca
Location Committee Room 1, City Hall
  Chair   Mayor Rob Ford  

EX34.1

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Development Charges By-law Review
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Development Charges Act, SO 1997

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council enact the development charges by-law attached as Appendix 1 to the report (September 13, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

2.         City Council, for the purposes of complying with the Development Charges Act, 1997, adopt the Development Charges Background Study, dated June 17, 2013, as amended by the Addendum dated September 13, 2013, including the development charges capital program contained within.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

6.         City Council request the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to establish a Staff-Rental Apartment Industry Working Group to recommend a mechanism to defer payment of Development Charges for Purpose Built Rental Housing and to report back to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2014.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee requested the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report directly to the October 8, 2013 meeting of City Council on:

 

1.         the formula mandated by the legislation used to calculate the subsidized housing share of development charges.

 

2.         the full amount available to the City under the formula.

 

 

The Executive Committee held a statutory public meeting on July 3, 2013, and notice was given in accordance with the Development Charges Act, 1997.

Origin
(June 18, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

The City of Toronto collects development charges from new construction to pay for a portion of net municipal growth-related capital costs.  The City’s current development charges by-law expires on April 30, 2014.  A new Development Charges Background Study has been prepared pursuant to the Development Charges Act, 1997.  The purpose of this report is to present the 2013 Development Charges Background Study and the proposed development charges by-law for consideration at a statutory public meeting. 

 

Development charges rates, as set out in the background study, are calculated on a cost recovery basis and represent the maximum charges that can be imposed.  These represent notable increases over current levels and are primarily the result of revised growth forecasts, updated capital programs, and discounts in the current charges.

 

If the recommended charges are adopted by Council, at the end of the proposed phase-in period, residential development charges would increase by about 90% and non-residential development charges (i.e. primarily retail charges) would increase by approximately 30% over current levels.

 

The proposed by-law continues many of the current policies, including exemptions for affordable rental housing, industrial development and employment uses qualifying under the Imagination, Manufacturing, Innovation and Technology Financial Incentives Program.  The non-residential charge would continue to apply to the ground floor only of non-exempt, non-residential development (primarily retail).  In addition, the Tier 2 Toronto Green Standard development charges incentive program is proposed to be continued at the levels approved in the 2009 by-law.  These and other definitional changes in the proposed by-law are unaffected by the transition provisions, which apply only to the level of the charges, and shall be effective from the date that the by-law comes into force.

 

Proposed transition provisions implement the changes in the rates over a period of time in order to mitigate the impact of the new rates on development applications that are well along in the development approval process and to allow for an orderly implementation of the new by-law.  The change in the rates would be phased-in over a nine month period with full implementation by July 1, 2014. 

 

After the statutory public meeting, it is proposed that staff report to the October 8, 2013 meeting of City Council on the results of the public meeting and any recommended changes to the by-law.

Background Information
(June 18, 2013) Report with Appendix 2, from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Development Charges By-law Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60162.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Proposed Development Charges By-Law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60164.pdf)

Appendix 3 - Development Charges Background Study
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60161.pdf)

(June 12, 2013) Development Charges Public Notice
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60163.pdf)

Communications
(June 19, 2013) E-mail from Michael Tucci, Director, Acquisitions and Development, Rockport (EX.Main.EX34.1.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39042.pdf)

(June 26, 2013) E-mail from Jennifer Meader, Townsend and Associates (EX.Main.EX34.1.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39043.pdf)

(June 27, 2013) E-mail from Patrick Berne (EX.Main.EX34.1.3)
(June 27, 2013) E-mail from David Page, General Manager, Aragon Properties Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39045.pdf)

(June 27, 2013) Letter from Daniel Guizzetti, President and CEO, Empire Communities (EX.Main.EX34.1.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39038.pdf)

(June 27, 2013) E-mail from Peter Clarke (EX.Main.EX34.1.6)
(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Alan Vihant, Senior Vice-President, High Rise, Great Gulf Group of Companies (EX.Main.EX34.1.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-38999.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Ben Rogowski, Executive Vice-President, Canderel (EX.Main.EX34.1.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39040.pdf)

(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Andrew Judge, President, The Toronto Industry Network (EX.Main.EX34.1.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39000.pdf)

(June 30, 2013) E-mail from Paul Chomik (EX.Main.EX34.1.10)
(July 1, 2013) E-mail from Martin Gerwin and Judith A. Rutledge, Co-Chairs, Mimico Lakeshore Network Steering Committee (EX.Main.EX34.1.11)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39022.pdf)

(July 1, 2013) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Main.EX34.1.12)
(July 1, 2013) E-mail from Corey Brown, Director, ICON Homes Inc. (EX.Main.EX34.1.13)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39024.pdf)

(July 1, 2013) E-mail from Barbara Falby (EX.Main.EX34.1.14)
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Allan N. Windrem, President, Chadwin and Company Limited, on behalf of Kingston Road Development Corporation (EX.Main.EX34.1.15)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39026.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Allan N. Windrem, President, Chadwin and Company Limited, on behalf of Lill Developments and Mainbram Scarborough II Developments Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.16)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39027.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Daryl Chong, President & CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (EX.Main.EX34.1.17)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39028.pdf)

(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Richard Hahn, Vice-President, Lindvest Properties Limited (EX.Main.EX34.1.18)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39029.pdf)

(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Frank Palombi, Vice-President, Lindvest Properties (Westshep) Limited (EX.Main.EX34.1.19)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39030.pdf)

(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Peter DeBiasio, Vice-President, Construction, H & R Developments (EX.Main.EX34.1.20)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39031.pdf)

(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Peter DeBiasio, Vice-President, Construction, Tanana Investments Limited (EX.Main.EX34.1.21)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39032.pdf)

(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Evan Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Houndsmoor Investments Limited (EX.Main.EX34.1.22)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39033.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Maurizio Rogato, Solmar Inc. (Admiral), on behalf of Solmar Development Corp. ("Solmar") (EX.Main.EX34.1.23)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39034.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Jeffrey L. Davies, Davies Howe Partners LLP (EX.Main.EX34.1.24)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39035.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Joe Cimer, Owner, The Grand Circus (EX.Main.EX34.1.25)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39053.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Anthony DeCarli, Director, Development, High-Rise Division, Monarch Corporation (EX.Main.EX34.1.26)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39036.pdf)

(July 1, 2013) E-mail from Robert D. Howe, Goodmans LLP (EX.Main.EX34.1.27)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39037.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) Letter from Jane Pepino, Aird & Berlis LLP, on behalf of Cresford Developments (EX.Main.EX34.1.28)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39041.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Douglas Quick, Dentons Canada LLP, on behalf of 863880 Ontario Limited (EX.Main.EX34.1.29)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39046.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from David Godley (EX.Main.EX34.1.30)
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Andrew Gray, Vice-President, Eastern Region, Concert Properties Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.31)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39054.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Cathie Macdonald (EX.Main.EX34.1.32)
(July 3, 2013) E-mail from Lino Pellicano, Vice-President, Greenpark Group of Companies (EX.Main.EX34.1.33)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39049.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Craig Smith, Chair, NAOIP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Greater Toronto Chapter (EX.Main.EX34.1.34)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39055.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Bob Blazevski, Executive Vice-President, DiamondCorp (EX.Main.EX34.1.35)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39050.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from H. Reis-Smart, Secretary, on behalf of the Board of Teddington Park Residents Association Inc. (EX.Main.EX34.1.36)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39056.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Mark Karam, Vice-President & General Counsel, Menkes Development Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.37)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39057.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Eileen Denny, Vice-Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (CORRA) (EX.Main.EX34.1.38)
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Brian Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, Mattamy Homes (EX.Main.EX34.1.39)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39051.pdf)

(July 3, 2013) E-mail from John M. Alati, Davies Howe Partners LLP, on behalf of Gerrard-Clonmore Developments Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.40)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39059.pdf)

(July 3, 2013) E-mail from John M. Alati, Davies Howe Partners LLP, on behalf of the Conservatory Group of Companies (EX.Main.EX34.1.41)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39052.pdf)

(July 3, 2013) E-mail from Rashmi M. Nathwani, Namara Developments Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.42)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39060.pdf)

(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Cynthia A. MacDougall, McCarthy Tetrault, on behalf of Minto Urban Communities Inc. (EX.Main.EX34.1.43)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39061.pdf)

(September 20, 2013) Letter from Lynda Townsend, Townsend and Associates (EX.Supp.EX34.1.44)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39919.pdf)

(September 23, 2013) Letter from Daryl Chong, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association  (EX.Supp.EX34.1.45)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39984.pdf)

(September 23, 2013) E-mail from Mary and Michael Korda (EX.New.EX34.1.46)
Speakers

(July 3, 2013) Patrick Berne, The Muzzo Group of Companies
(July 3, 2013) Cynthia MacDougall, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
(July 3, 2013) Stephen Deveaux, First Vice Chair, The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD)
(July 3, 2013) Lyn Townsend, South of Eastern/Port Lands Landowner Group
(July 3, 2013) Michel (Mike) Labbe, President and CEO, Options for Homes
(July 3, 2013) Douglas Quick, 863880 Ontario Limited (Submission Filed)
(July 3, 2013) Judith A. Rutledge and Martin E. Gerwin, Mimico Lakeshore Network
(July 3, 2013) Daryl Chong, President & CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association
(July 3, 2013) Eileen Denny, CORRA, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto
(July 3, 2013) Councillor Ana Bailão
(July 3, 2013) Councillor Shelley Carroll
(July 3, 2013) Councillor Janet Davis
(July 3, 2013) Councillor Frances Nunziata
(July 3, 2013) Councillor Adam Vaughan
(July 3, 2013) Councillor Gord Perks
(September 24, 2013) Derek Lobo, Rock Apartment Advisors Inc.
(September 24, 2013) Steve Deveaux, Vice Chair, Building Industry and Land Development Association
(September 24, 2013) Daryl Chong, President & CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (Submission Filed)
(September 24, 2013) Eileen  Denny, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto
(September 24, 2013) Councillor Adam Vaughan
(September 24, 2013) Councillor Josh Matlow
(September 24, 2013) Councillor Frances Nunziata

Motions
1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Peter Milczyn (Carried)

That the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer establish a Staff-Rental Apartment Industry Working Group to recommend a mechanism to defer payment of Development Charges for Purpose Built Rental Housing and to report back to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2014.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Sep-24-2013

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.1 - Motion 1 by Councillor Milczyn
Yes: 12 Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson 
No: 0  
Absent: 0  

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Lost)

That the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer report back to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2014 to provide mechanisms for development charge discounts along main avenues in our Strong Neighbourhoods, and adjacent neighbourhoods.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Sep-24-2013

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX34.1 - Motion 2 by Councillor Ainslie
Yes: 5 Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Peter Milczyn, Cesar Palacio, Michael Thompson 
No: 7 Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner 
Absent: 0  

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

That the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer report directly to the October 8, 2013 meeting of City Council on:

 

1.         the formula mandated by the legislation used to calculate the subsidized housing share of development charges.

 

2.         the full amount available to the City under the formula.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Sep-24-2013

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.1 - Motion 3 by Councillor Ainslie
Yes: 11 Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford (Chair), Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson 
No: 1 Norman Kelly 
Absent: 0  

4 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor Rob Ford (Carried)

That the Committee adopt the recommendations in the supplementary report (September 13, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, as amended.


Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Sep-24-2013

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.1 - Motion 4 by Mayor Ford
Yes: 12 Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson 
No: 0  
Absent: 0  

1a Development Charges By-law Review - Results of Additional Consultation
Origin
(September 13, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

At the statutory public meeting held on July 3, 2013, Executive Committee deferred consideration of a report titled "Development Charges By-law Review" to its September 24, 2013 meeting, and requested that staff review the submissions and deputations made at the public meeting, conduct additional stakeholder consultations, and report on certain other matters.  

 

This report presents the results of additional consultation, which includes adjustments to the calculated development charges rates and refinements to development charges policies compared to the rates and policies previously presented at the public meeting. 

 

Technical revisions to the background study calculations, arising primarily through further discussions with consultants retained on behalf of the Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) in conjunction with a review by the City's own consultants, have resulted in a reduction (8% for residential and 6% for non-residential uses) to the calculated development charges rates.  These rates do not incorporate an arbitrary reduction or subsidy.  In addition, a number of policy changes are discussed in this report in regard to the transitional strategies, treatment of stacked and back-to-back townhomes, redevelopment credits and revision permits.  

 

On behalf of the land development industry, BILD has indicated that with the amendments to the rate calculation and the recommended transition provisions, discussed in the report, it is satisfied that the new by-law is reasonable.  Accordingly BILD will not appeal the by-law nor support actions of its independent members to appeal.

Background Information
(September 13, 2013) Report with Appendix 2, from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Development Charges By-law Review - Results of Additional Consultation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61617.pdf)

(September 13, 2013) Appendix 1- Development Charges By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61618.pdf)

(September 13, 2013) Appendix 3 - Development Charges Background Study Addendum
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61619.pdf)

(September 10, 2013) Appendix 4 - Letter from BILD
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61620.pdf)


EX34.2

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Election of Chair for 2013-2014 - Employee and Labour Relations Committee

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1.         Elected Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly as Chair of the Employee and Labour Relations Committee for a term of office starting September 24, 2013 and ending November 30, 2014 and until a successor is appointed.

Decision Advice and Other Information

There was one nomination. The Chair declared Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly the Chair of the Employee and Labour Relations Committee.

Summary

The Chair of the Employee and Labour Relations Committee is elected by the Executive Committee from among its members.

 

The election of Councillor Holyday to the Ontario Legislature has created a vacancy in this position.  In accordance with Appendix B(II) Section 6(B) of Chapter 27, Council Procedures By-law, an election is required to fill this position for the remainder of the term, until November 30, 2014.

 

All Members of the Executive Committee are eligible for election.

Motions
Nomination of a Member by Mayor Rob Ford

That Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly be nominated as Chair of the Employee and Labour Relations Committee.


Vote (Nomination of a Member)

Sep-24-2013

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.2 - Motion by Mayor Ford
Yes: 11 Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner, Michael Thompson 
No: 0  
Absent: 1 Anthony Perruzza 

EX34.3

Presentation 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

2014 Service Level Review

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1.         Requested the City Manager to provide a detailed report to the Executive Committee on enforcement activities across all City Divisions, particularly as it relates to:

 

a.         variances in staffing complements, gapping, service level changes and adjustments; and

 

b.         productivity based on violations and charges laid;

 

the report also to include:

 

a.         an analysis of evening, weekend and holiday staffing complements; and

 

b.         an analysis of whether staffing complements are effective to fulfill the objectives of the Divisions.

 

2.         Received the presentations for information.

Summary

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, in adopting Item EX33.29, approved the review of divisional service levels and activities for City Programs at appropriate Standing Committees in September 2013 (http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.EX33.29).

 

Staff will make presentations to the Executive Committee on the following:

 

-           City Manager's Office 

-           Office of the Deputy City Manager/Chief Financial Officer

-           City Clerk's Office

-           Legal Services

Background Information
(September 24, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Overview Service Level Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61648.pdf)

Presentation from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Office of the DCM/CFO
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61309.pdf)

Presentation from the City Manager on City Manager's Office Service Level Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61649.pdf)

Presentation from the City Clerk on City Clerk's Office Service Level Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61650.pdf)

Presentation from Legal Services on Legal Services Service Level Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61651.pdf)

Communications
(September 24, 2013) Submission from Tim Maguire, President, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79 (EX.New.EX34.3.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39994.pdf)

Speakers

Tim Maguire, President, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79 (Submission Filed)
Councillor Shelley  Carroll

Motions
1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That the City Manager provide a detailed report to the Executive Committee on enforcement activities across all City Divisions, particularly as it relates to:

 

a.         variances in staffing complements, gapping, service level changes and adjustments; and

 

b.         productivity based on violations and charges laid;

 

the report also to include:

 

a.         an analysis of evening, weekend and holiday staffing complements; and

 

b.         an analysis of whether staffing complements are effective to fulfill the objectives of the Divisions.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor Rob Ford (Carried)

EX34.4

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Impacts from the July 8, 2013 Storm Event on the City of Toronto

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council reiterate its request to the provincial and federal governments for financial assistance to address the damage to property caused by the severe storm event on July 8, 2013.

 

2.         City Council request that the provincial and federal governments develop new programs for future disaster mitigation, including urban flooding (particularly in older cities), that reflect the reality of climate change and include investments for municipal water and sewer infrastructure that can mitigate the risks from future storm events that are anticipated to increase both in frequency and severity.

 

3.         City Council request that the provincial government reinstate the historical municipal/provincial capital cost shared funding arrangement for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) most urgently required for erosion control and flood management and the related impacts on municipal infrastructure.

 

4.         City Council convey the above recommendations to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, the Regional Public Works Commissioners of Ontario, the Regional Planning Commissioners of Ontario, and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

 

5.         City Council direct the General Manager of Toronto Water to consult with the Ministry of the Environment on options available to the City of Toronto to reduce or eliminate the delay caused by adherence to the provisions of the Environmental Assessment Act for municipal or conservation authority projects needed to reduce the risk of residential flooding from severe rain storms.

Origin
(September 10, 2013) Report from the City Manager
Summary

The City of Toronto experienced an extreme storm during the early evening on July 8, 2013.  The storm produced record level rainfall in Toronto resulting in power outages and major disruptions to transportation, sewer and water systems.

 

The storm event caused significant flooding that resulted in damage to both public and private property, including erosion damage to ravines, parks and roadways, which resulted in disruption and costs for the City, its residents and businesses.  Other non-city owned infrastructure such as railways and electrical systems were damaged.  The storm event highlighted the need for accelerated investment in infrastructure improvements required to prevent and/or mitigate risks from future storm events.

 

At its meeting of July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, City Council passed a number of resolutions related to the storm event.  Council directed staff to complete a full assessment of damage caused by the storm, seek financial assistance from the provincial and federal governments for damage to property and to report back on options for increased investment in infrastructure for Toronto Water, Toronto Hydro and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) amongst other recommendations.

 

The purpose of this report is to:

 

-           provide an initial update on private and public costs related to the storm;

-           detail the expedited process for responding to insurance claims;

-           update Council on steps taken to request assistance from the provincial and federal governments; and

-           detail the schedule of staff activities that will address the balance of the storm related resolutions adopted by Council at its July meeting.

 

A report responding to Council's request for details on the condition of the sewer systems and storm water storage capabilities within the City and in particular in the west end will be considered at the September 20, 2013 meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.

Background Information
(September 10, 2013) Report with Attachment 1 from the City Manager on Impacts from the July 8, 2013 Storm Event on the City of Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61502.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Letter from the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to City Manager, City of Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61503.pdf)

Communications
(September 23, 2013) Letter from Councillor Frances Nunziata, Ward 11, York South-Weston (EX.New.EX34.4.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-40018.pdf)

Motions
1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frank Di Giorgio (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager of Toronto Water to consult with the Ministry of the Environment on options available to the City of Toronto to reduce or eliminate the delay caused by adherence to the provisions of the Environmental Assessment Act for municipal or conservation authority projects needed to reduce the risk of residential flooding from severe rain storms.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Frank Di Giorgio (Carried)

EX34.5

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Advancing Council's Strategic Plan - Strategic Actions for 2013-2018

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council affirm the City Manager's 26 Strategic Actions in Appendix C to the report (September 10, 2013) from the City Manager, to guide the Toronto Public Service from 2014 and beyond in the City's service planning, multi-year budgeting and performance planning process.

 

2.         City Council request the City Manager to bring forward a process that includes a broad engagement strategy to update Council's Strategic Plan and its vision, mission and goals for Council's consideration in 2015.

 

3.         City Council request the City Manager to include the following considerations in the Strategic Actions or other components of the Strategic Plan as appropriate when he reports back in early 2015 on the Strategic Planning process:

 

a.         Advancement of intra and inter-City transportation as part of the long term transportation plan;

 

b.         Development and operation of public utilities and facilities within the City's role and jurisdiction as part of ensuring state of good repair for infrastructure;

 

c          Promotion of early literacy programs to prepare young children for academic success as part of enhancing the city's quality of life;

 

d.         Commitment to educational excellence for all Toronto residents through sponsored facilities as part of enhancing the city's quality of life;

 

e.         Expansion of the City's revenue base as part of the long term fiscal plan;

 

f.          The development of a strategic action related to technology that supports seamless customer service, constant innovation, a web enabled city, and enhances information security and privacy.

Origin
(September 10, 2013) Report from the City Manager
Summary

Council's Strategic Plan

 

City Council adopted a Strategic Plan (Appendix A) in 2002 that set out a vision and mission for the City, 20 goals for City quality of life across five broad themes and established 19 directions to guide City programs, services and initiatives.  Fiscal principles were approved in 2005 with the adoption of the Long Term Fiscal Plan to guide service planning, budgeting and to respond to the City’s ongoing financial pressures.

 

The City of Toronto has made major strides achieving most of the 19 directions from 2002, setting a foundation for the new city.  Council's key achievements (Appendix B) include the adoption of the amalgamated City's first Official Plan in 2006, the implementation of economic growth and culture plans, targeted neighbourhood investment and revitalization, new programs and policies that support environmental sustainability, an updated Council decision-making structure to reflect the new powers from the City of Toronto Act (2006), the establishment of four Accountability Officers and an enhanced fiscal position for the City with a focus on capital and long term planning.

 

Strategic Actions for 2013 to 2018

 

It is time to update the original 19 directions to meet the growth of the City and build on this foundation.  In 2012, the City Manager initiated a planning process to develop strategic actions to replace the original 19 direction that continue to advance Council’s vision, mission and goals.  Through the City Manager's process, 26 Strategic Actions (Appendix C) were developed that complement City initiatives and programs and advance Council's goals over the next 5 years.  During the development process, it was recognized that goals relating to the themes of city building, economic vitality, environmental sustainability, social development, good governance and fiscal sustainability are interconnected and interdependent and that collaboration is essential to achieving Council's vision and mission.  Each Strategic Action therefore addresses multiple themes and goals and requires the effort of the whole organization or multiple City Divisions to achieve. 

 

Many Strategic Actions include policies or plans that have already been approved by City Council and are currently being implemented while others are anticipated to come forward for Council approval in 2014 and future years. This report recommends that City Council affirm the 26 Strategic Actions for 2013 to 2018 for use in the City's service planning, multi-year budgeting and performance planning processes.

 

The City Manager, Deputy City Managers, City Clerk and City Solicitor will oversee the implementation of the Strategic Actions.  Leads will be assigned to ensure clear accountability. 

The assigned senior City official will be responsible to lead the implementation of the strategic action including facilitating cross-corporate coordination and collaboration with other divisions as required.  They will also be responsible for ensuring indicators are established and targets set, and for providing regular data collection and reporting.  A progress report will be published twice per Council term and will provide an overall summary for the implementation of the Strategic Actions measured against the indicators. 

 

Updating Council's Strategic Plan

 

While the Strategic Actions for 2013 to 2018 continue to address the goals set out in Council's Strategic Plan, the City has grown and changed significantly over the last decade.  The City Manager is of the view that it is appropriate and timely for a broader review of Council's Strategic Plan to be initiated early in the next Council term.   Strategic plans typically have a ten to fifteen year time horizon and that time horizon is coming to an end.   Strategic Actions should also be reviewed and updated every term of City Council to ensure they remain relevant to advance Council's vision, mission and goals. 

 

Reviewing and updating the Strategic Plan, including the vision, mission and goals, requires broad consultation with the public and key stakeholders.  This report recommends that the City Manager bring forward a process to review and update Council's Strategic Plan in 2015 for Council's consideration that will enable the City to develop Strategic Actions beyond 2018 that reflect an updated vision, mission and goals for Toronto. 

Background Information
(September 10, 2013) Report from the City Manager on Advancing Council's Strategic Plan - Strategic Actions for 2013 - 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61590.pdf)

Appendix A - Council's Strategic Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61592.pdf)

Appendix B - Key Council Achievements 2002 to 2012
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61591.pdf)

Appendix C - Strategic Actions for 2013 to 2018
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61594.pdf)

Appendix D - Preliminary Progress Indicators
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61593.pdf)

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

Request the City Manager to include the following considerations in the Strategic Actions or other components of the Strategic Plan as appropriate when he reports back in early 2015 on the Strategic Planning process:

 

1.         Advancement of intra and inter-City transportation as part of the long term transportation plan;

2.         Development and operation of public utilities and facilities within the City's role and jurisdiction as part of ensuring state of good repair for infrastructure;

3.         Promotion of early literacy programs to prepare young children for academic success as part of enhancing the city's quality of life;

4.         Commitment to educational excellence for all Toronto residents through sponsored facilities as part of enhancing the city's quality of life;

5.         Expansion of the City's revenue base as part of the long term fiscal plan;

6.         The development of a strategic action related to technology that supports seamless customer service, constant innovation, a web enabled city, and enhances information security and privacy.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

EX34.6

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Governance and Policy Framework for Toronto's Public Squares
Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the Governance and Policy Framework for Public Squares as described in sections 1 to 5 of the report (September 10, 2013) from the City Manager to improve the accountability, management and operation of the City’s Public Squares.

 

2.         City Council request the Board of Yonge-Dundas Square and the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture to undertake a collaborative events and program planning process, in order to coordinate and optimize events on Yonge-Dundas Square and other Public Squares.

 

3.         City Council establish a Public Square Official responsible for the management, programming and permitting of Public Squares, with the exception of Yonge-Dundas Square, and designate the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture as the Public Square Official with the duties and authorities outlined in section 1 and summarized in Attachment 1 of the report (September 10, 2013) from the City Manager.

 

4.         City Council continue Yonge-Dundas Square Board of Management with responsibility to manage, operate and control Yonge-Dundas Square as currently established in Chapter 636, Public Squares.

 

5.         City Council amend the necessary by-laws to delegate the authority to Community Councils to make final decisions regarding appeals of a denial of a permit request under Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 636 for all Public Squares, except Nathan Phillips Square, and including amending Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures.

 

6.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to prepare and introduce in Council any bills required to enact the Governance and Policy Framework for Public Squares, generally in accordance with the report recommendations and provisions described in sections 1 to 5 and summarized in Attachment 1 of the report (September 10, 2013) from the City Manager, including amending Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 636, Public Squares, and direct that the by-law changes come into force on January 1, 2014.

 

7.         City Council request the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture to bring forward a proposal through the 2014 budget process to harmonize fees and charges pertaining to Public Squares, other than Yonge-Dundas Square, including for commercial, private and gated activities approved for use on Public Squares by City Council, for inclusion in Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges and criteria to waive fees and charges under certain conditions.

 

8.         City Council repeal the following by-laws and authorities of the former municipalities related to Public Squares:

 

a.         Former City of North York By-law No. 30809, being a by-law “to regulate the conduct of persons using Mel Lastman Square”, as amended;

 

b.         Former City of Scarborough By-law No. Number 24415, being a by-law “to regulate vending in and the conduct of persons using the Albert Campbell Square”, as amended;

 

c.         Former City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 237, Nathan Phillips Square, as amended; and

 

d.         Portions of Clause No. 3, Metro Hall – Use of Public Spaces, of Report No. 45 of the Management Committee, adopted as amended by the Former Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto on December 8, 1993; necessary to bring about recommendations 1 to 6 of the report (September 10, 2013) from the City Manager.

Origin
(September 10, 2013) Report from the City Manager
Summary

This report recommends a Governance and Policy framework for Public Squares to improve their management and operation including harmonizing the rules and regulations pertaining to their use.  This strengthened approach will improve the use of Public Squares overall and streamline permitting and operational processes, of particular significance to a revitalized Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto’s seat of government, where new program features will be operational in 2014.

 

The Governance and Policy Framework for Public Squares includes the following key components:

 

-           Establish a Public Square Official as a single point of accountability responsible for the overall management, permitting and programming of Toronto Public Squares except Yonge-Dundas Square.  The Public Square Official will be supported in discharging their official duties through a Public Square Program Advisory Body composed of industry stakeholders and external experts; service level agreements with relevant City divisions to more clearly define responsibilities and services provided to Public Squares; and, an internal cross corporate steering group to facilitate enterprise-wide stewardship of Public Squares.  The City Manager recommends that the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture be designated as the Public Square Official.

 

-           Continue Yonge-Dundas Square Board of Management responsible for the management and control of Yonge-Dundas Square with strengthened collaboration between the Board and the Public Square Official.

 

-           Harmonize provisions pertaining to the use of Public Squares particularly related to prohibited and permitted activities and apply these provisions across all Public Squares including Yonge-Dundas Square.

 

-           Establish a provision to set fees under Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees for permit applications and to recover costs of City services required for some events on Public Squares. 

 

-           Harmonize and update the City’s fines for contravening provisions related to Public Squares.  

 

This report recommends that City Council amend Chapter 636, Public Squares to include the provisions set out in sections 1 to 5 of this report and summarized in Attachment 1 and authorize the City Solicitor to bring forward a bill directly to City Council to effect these changes. 

 

Input and feedback from the public and stakeholders provided to the City over the last number of years related to special events and public squares has been considered and integrated in the development of the Governance and Policy Framework for Public Squares.  The proposed framework is also consistent with the recommendations from the Nathan Phillips Square Advisory Committee related to the governance and management of Nathan Phillips Square.

 

A separate report is being submitted by the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture recommending measures to clarify and streamline special event services and permitting processes for all City events including events on Public Squares, focusing on strategies and standards for efficient, transparent, customer-driven service to the public. The report recommends creating consistent language and definitions for special events, establishing policies to hold and reserve dates at major City event locations and developing a Special Event User Fee Waiver Policy for Council’s approval.  These measures will assist in streamlining and improving permitting processes related to events across the City, including on Public Squares.  

 

The City Manager will evaluate the effectiveness of the Governance and Policy Framework including the effectiveness and strengthened collaboration between Yonge-Dundas Square and the Public Square Official and report back to City Council with any recommended changes in the 2014 to 2018 term of City Council.

Background Information
(September 10, 2013) Report with Attachment 1, from the City Manager on Governance and Policy Framework for Toronto's Public Squares
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61486.pdf)

(September 17, 2013) Public Notice on Governance and Policy Framework for Toronto's Public Squares
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61624.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Vincent Crisanti (Carried)

EX34.7

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Response to Zoo Board Governance Report

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council retain the Toronto Zoo and the Zoo Board of Management as a City Board and agency pursuant to the City of Toronto Act.

 

2.         City Council request that the Toronto Zoo Board of Management's forthcoming 2014 Strategic Plan include the following:

 

a.         A Facility Master Plan;

 

b.         Sources of capital and operating program funding including: fundraising, sponsorships and partnerships, with an emphasis on the promotion of wildlife and habitat conservation, environmental sustainability, and public education;

 

c.         Strategies to improve on site visitor spending, and possible addition of new compatible activities or other measures which boost attendance and net revenues;

 

d.         Possible joint programs and capital projects in partnership with Parks Canada within the implementation of the Rouge National Urban Park; and

 

e.         Service efficiencies that reduce the need for government operating funding.

 

3.         City Council request that the Province of Ontario take a strong role in the future of the Toronto Zoo given its function as a major regional attraction and its importance to the regional economy as a major tourism, recreation, wildlife conservation and education venue, and that the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Zoo, initiate discussions with the Province on these principles and to establish a funding partnership for Toronto Zoo programming and shared capital infrastructure.

 

4.         City Council request Parks Canada to enter into an agreement with the Toronto Zoo, the City of Toronto, and the Toronto Region Conservation Authority for ongoing collaboration, joint programming and shared facility management related to the Rouge National Urban Park; and request the Government of Canada to provide funding for any new or shared joint capital infrastructure.

 

5.         City Council request the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Zoo, in consultation with the City Manager, to engage stakeholders such as the University of Toronto, the University of Guelph, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and other Greater Toronto Area municipalities on their financial and program participation in the future of the Toronto Zoo.

 

6.         City Council direct the City Manager, with appropriate City Officials and the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Zoo, to finalize the terms and report back to City Council on a revised Tripartite Agreement for the use of the zoo lands between the City, the Toronto Zoo Board and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

 

7.         City Council request the Toronto Zoo Board of Management, in consultation with the City Manager, to create a separate and independent charitable foundation for fundraising, sponsorship, donation and partnership purposes in alignment with its 2014 Strategic Plan.

 

8.         City Council affirm that the Toronto Zoo Board of Management is solely responsible for any future decisions regarding the acquisition, disposition and overall management of the Zoo's animal and plant collection.

 

9.         City Council request that the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Zoo and Zoo Board of Management, review the board governance and develop a Relationship Framework between the City and the Toronto Zoo for Council approval, incorporating the outcomes of Recommendations 1 to 8 within the report (September 10, 2013) from the City Manager.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee requested the City Manager to consult with representatives of the Toronto Zoo and report directly to the October 8, 2013 meeting of City Council with any amendments that may be necessary.

Origin
(September 10, 2013) Report from the City Manager
Summary

In October 2012, City Council requested the City Manager to cancel a Request for Expressions of Interest for Toronto Zoo operations, maintaining the Toronto Zoo as a City Board and agency. City Council also requested the City Manager to review an unsolicited proposal from the Zoo Board of Management, titled "the Future of Zoo Governance" taking into account the City's financial position and the Core Service Review. The following report is the City staff response to the Zoo Board proposal.

 

City Board and agency or separate non-profit corporation

 

The Zoo Board's proposal (the Proposal) (Attachment 1) recommends the Toronto Zoo separate from the City by reorganizing into a private non-profit corporation to operate and manage the Toronto Zoo through a management agreement with the City.

 

The Proposal identifies potential benefits of a privately managed Zoo. A Best Case financial model projects that a City operating subsidy would be not be required by 2018, and a Base Case model projects a reduction in the City's operating subsidy to $170 thousand by 2022. It must be noted that these projections rely on an assumption that the Zoo can generate significant additional revenues. City staff note that if these additional revenues are not realized it would present a considerable risk to the projected financial model. Under the Proposal, the City would retain ownership of all facilities and contribute $6 million annually on an ongoing basis while ownership of the animals would be transferred to the Zoo.

 

The Proposal also recommends the creation of a new board structure of up to thirty members to engage in governance activities, with expanded emphasis on fundraising, sponsorship, partnerships and public outreach. The new board would include a minimum of three members of City Council and one City staff ex-officio position.

 

City staff have reviewed the Proposal and have identified a number of potential risks to the City. Although the City's subsidy may be reduced, staff note that there is no assurance of financial sustainability for the Zoo within a ten year timeframe. Zoo and City staff analysis indicates that zoos restructured to become more independent of government control still require municipal and other government funding. Other potential risks include the Zoo's ability to maintain City assets, the ability to secure commercial financing, and the protection of City interests in investment policies and activities. In addition, the City would remain the owner of the Zoo's assets and provide an ongoing capital subsidy. In staff's view, the potential risks of a privately managed zoo, with considerable ongoing financial liability to the City, outweigh the potential financial benefits.

 

Further, staff advise that the proposed governance structure does not adequately reflect the degree of participation and access for members of City Council necessary to oversee the significant public funds provided to the Toronto Zoo by the City of Toronto.

 

As a result, this report recommends that the Toronto Zoo be retained as a City Board and agency as it is unlikely the Toronto Zoo will become financially independent of the City. Moreover, given that the City will be providing an ongoing and significant operating and capital subsidy to the Zoo, the proposed separation from the City without adequate City Council representation on a new board cannot be supported.

 

Partnership with other governments

 

This report discusses the Toronto Zoo within a regional context and recommends the Province of Ontario take a strong role in the future of the Zoo, and to consult with other GTA municipalities and learning and research institutions to inform the future vision of the Toronto Zoo. The importance of the Rouge National Urban Park is emphasized as a major opportunity and catalyst to increasing the Toronto Zoo's focus on wildlife and habitat conservation, environmental sustainability and outdoor recreation. This report requests that Parks Canada collaborate and enter into an agreement with the City of Toronto, the Toronto Zoo and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) on potential shared programming and regional attraction planning within the future vision of the Rouge National Urban Park, and the Government of Canada to contribute funding towards shared capital infrastructure.

 

This report also recommends that the Tripartite Agreement with the TRCA, which is the licence for use of Zoo lands, be revised to support the ongoing and future needs of the Zoo.

 

2014 Zoo Strategic Plan, Facility Master Plan and new charitable foundation

 

The Proposal outlines many positive and innovative approaches including plans for increased revenue and attendance, improved stakeholder and community involvement, fundraising opportunities, and furthering conservation and environmental objectives. Staff advise that these initiatives can be advanced under the current City agency structure. This report recommends that the Toronto Zoo Board's Strategic Plan, which is scheduled for completion in 2014, build on these approaches and detail future programs and capital requirements, including a Facility Master Plan. This report also recommends that the Zoo Board establish a separate and independent charitable foundation for fundraising, sponsorship, donation and partnership purposes in alignment with its Strategic Plan.

 

Zoo management and operations, and City-Zoo relationship framework

 

It is important to note that this report recommends that Council affirm that future decisions regarding the acquisition, disposition and overall management of the Zoo's animal and plant collection is the responsibility of the Toronto Zoo Board of Management.

 

Finally, the Proposal identifies a desire to broaden Zoo Board composition to include stakeholder groups and high profile citizens to improve community and stakeholder engagement. This report recommends that the City Manager review the existing City agency governance structure and prepare a Relationship Framework, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Zoo, for Council approval, incorporating the outcomes of discussions with the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, consultations with key stakeholders, and the 2014 Zoo Strategic Plan.

Background Information
(September 10, 2013) Report with Attachments 3, 4 and 5, from the City Manager on Response to Zoo Board Governance Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61628.pdf)

(August 26, 2013) Attachment 1 - Future of the Zoo Report and Schutlz & Williams Reports dated March 18, 2013 and August 21, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61652.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Public Consultation Summary
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61653.pdf)

Communications
(September 24, 2013) Submission from Miguel Avila, Citizens Advisory Committee (EX.New.EX34.7.1)
Speakers

Miguel Avila, Citizens Advisory Committee (Submission Filed)
Matthew Berridge, CUPE 1600
Joe Torzsok, Chair, Board of Management, Toronto Zoo and, Jason Ducharme, MNP Consultant
Councillor Shelley  Carroll
Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby

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

That the City Manager consult with representatives of the Toronto Zoo and report directly to the October 8, 2013 meeting of City Council with any amendments that may be necessary.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

EX34.8

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre - Governance Structure

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the establishment of a corporation under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario), Section 148 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, and Ontario Regulation 609/06 made under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 as amended, to be called Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. (“TPASC Inc.”) to be jointly owned by the City of Toronto and the Governing Council of the University of Toronto for the purpose of operating the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a Co-Ownership Agreement between the City of Toronto and the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, and a Unanimous Shareholders’ Agreement between the City of Toronto and the Governing Council of the University of Toronto to which Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. will be a party and to which the corporation will be bound, substantially on terms and conditions as set out in the Term Sheet in Attachment 1 to the report (September 10, 2013) from the City Manager and such other terms and conditions as may be satisfactory to the City Manager and City Solicitor.

 

3.         City Council approve a 10-member Board of Directors for Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc., initially composed of staff of the City and University, 5 of whom shall be appointed by each of the City of Toronto and the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, with a review of the Board structure to occur in 2017 following the initial 3 year transition period.

 

4.         City Council appoint the following as Directors of the Board of Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc., at the pleasure of City Council for a 2 year term, effective on the date of incorporation or the date of the execution of both the Co-Ownership Agreement and the Unanimous Shareholders’ Agreement, whichever date occurs later, or until successors are appointed:

 

a.         the Director of Community Recreation in Parks, Forestry and Recreation;

b.         the Director of Management Services in Parks, Forestry and Recreation;

c.         the Director of Accounting Services in the Office of the Treasurer;

d.         the Director of Facilities Operations in Facilities Management; and

e.         the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture or his/her designate.

 

5.         City Council exempt the board members, staff and officers of Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc., when acting in their official capacity, from Municipal Code Chapter 140, Lobbying, by authorizing an amendment to Chapter 140 to add “Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc.” to the list of exempt corporations and bodies in Schedule A.

 

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

 

a.         enter into a municipal capital facility agreement with the Governing Council of the University of Toronto and Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc., in respect of the portions of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre to be located on the premises co-owned by the University and the City at 875 Morningside Avenue as identified in Attachment 2 to the report (September 10, 2013) from the City Manager, that will be used as an eligible municipal capital facility when such use can be determined; and

 

b.         if required, exempt the portions of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre to which the municipal capital facility agreement will apply from property taxation for municipal and school purposes, which tax exemption is to be effective from the latter of the following dates: (i) the date the municipal capital facility agreement is signed; and (ii) the date the tax exemption by-law is enacted.

 

7.         City Council direct the City Clerk to give written notice of the by-law, when enacted at a future date, to the Minister of Education, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, the Conseil Scolaire de District du Centre-Sud-Ouest, and the Conseil Scolaire de District du Catholique Centre-Sud.

 

8.         City Council pass a resolution that the above municipal capital facility is for the purposes of the City and is for public use.

 

9.         City Council authorize the City to provide a line of credit guarantee jointly and severally together with the University of Toronto on behalf of Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. to their lender (the "Lender") in an amount not to exceed $1.0 million (inclusive of all interest, costs and charges payable by Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc.), for a period ending December 31, 2018 (the “Guarantee”) to secure a line of credit required by Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. to provide for operating working capital as may be needed from time to time.

 

10.       City Council authorize the City Manager to enter into any agreements or documents between the City, the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. and the Lender as may be required, desirable or necessary in relation to providing the Guarantee, all on such terms and conditions satisfactory to the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer in consultation with the General Manager of Parks Forestry and Recreation and the University of Toronto, in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

11.       City Council deem the Guarantee to be in the interest of the City.

 

12.       City Council request the City Manager to consult with the University of Toronto on implementing a process to appoint two members of the community to serve as City representatives on the Board of Directors of Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. and report to the Executive Committee on this matter no later than the Executive Committee meeting on February 4, 2014.

 

13.       City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City Officials to introduce the necessary bills and to take the necessary actions to give effect thereto.

Origin
(September 10, 2013) Report from the City Manager
Summary

In 2009, the City entered into a Multi-Party Agreement (the “MPA”) with key parties, including the Federal and Provincial governments, and committed to delivering certain capital projects in relation to hosting the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games (the “2015 Games”).  This included a commitment to build an aquatic centre and field house for use during the 2015 Games.  In November 2012, City Council endorsed the establishment of a joint not-for-profit corporation with the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, for the purposes of operating the new facility, and authorized staff to enter into related negotiations with the University of Toronto.

 

As the next step in the process, this report recommends:

-           the establishment of a corporation to manage and operate the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (“TPASC”) to be jointly owned by the City of Toronto and the University of Toronto (“the University”);

-           the terms and conditions for co-ownership and shareholder agreements between the City and the University, including the governance structure for the corporation;

-           the City’s appointments to the Board of Directors of the corporation;

-           the inclusion of an exemption for the new corporation in the Lobbying by-law;

-           the designation of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre as a municipal capital facility; and

-           the provision of a loan guarantee to the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.

 

City staff have been working with University staff on the terms and conditions that would define the relationship between the City and University as shareholders of the corporation and as co-owners of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (referred to in previous reports as the Pan Am Aquatic Centre and Field House, or PAAC).  There is consensus between the University and the City on the approach, the governance structure and the terms and conditions for the required agreements, as set out in this report.  Recognizing the complexities in the first few years with start-up followed by temporary transfer of the operation of the facility for the 2015 Games, there is also consensus on the establishment of a transition board composed of City and University staff for the initial 3 year period.

 

As a 2015 Games legacy facility, the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre will have numerous uses by the City, University and other organizations and clubs including recreational programming and services, fitness training and high performance athlete training.

 

Substantial completion of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre is scheduled for July of 2014.  Consequently, it is expected to be operational for use by the general and university communities in September 2014.  The Toronto Organizing Committee for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games (“Toronto 2015”) will have exclusive use of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre from May 15, 2015 to September 15, 2015 to prepare for and stage the 2015 Games and to return the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre to the City and University at the end of that period.

 

The co-ownership and shareholder agreements between the City and University are to be executed in 2013.  This will permit implementation of the governance structure as well as establishment of a management team and operational plans and procedures.  These elements must be in place on a schedule that aligns with time lines for the 2015 Games.

Background Information
(September 10, 2013) Report with Attachments 1 and 2, from the City Manager on Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre - Governance Structure
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61589.pdf)

Motions
1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager to consult with the University of Toronto on implementing a process to appoint two members of the community to serve as City representatives on the Board of Directors of Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. and report to the Executive Committee on this matter no later than the Executive Committee meeting on February 4, 2014.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

EX34.9

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Transmittal of Information from Toronto Hydro Corporation
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the report (September 10, 2013) and the attachments from the City Manager, for information.

 

2.         City Council refer the report dated September 6, 2013, entitled “Toronto’s Solar PV Generation”, forming part of Attachment 1 to the report (September 10, 2013) from the City Manager, to the Environment and Energy Office for review and comment.

 

3.         City Council direct that the contents of Confidential Attachment 2 to the report (September 10, 2013) from the City Manager be kept confidential in their entirety after consideration of this report by Council as it contains information respecting personal matters about an identifiable person.

Origin
(September 10, 2013) Report from City Manager
Summary

This report transmits materials provided by Toronto Hydro Corporation in response to requests by City Council at its meeting held on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013. The attachments to this report set out Toronto Hydro’s solar photovoltaic strategy for the City, provide information on its contracting for services and adoption of whistle blower protection and other related policies, and respond to confidential Council instructions regarding a personnel matter.

Background Information
(September 10, 2013) Report from the City Manager on Transmittal of Information from Toronto Hydro Corporation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61531.pdf)

(August 23, 2013) Attachment 1 - Letter from the Chair of the Board of Directors, Toronto Hydro Corporation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61485.pdf)

(September 6, 2013) Attachment 1 (A)- “Toronto’s Solar PV Generation”
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61526.pdf)

Attachment 1 (B) - Contracting of Services”
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61527.pdf)

(August 15, 2013) Attachment 1 (C) - “‘Whistle Blower’ Protection Policies”
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61528.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 2 - Transmittal of Information from Toronto Hydro Corporation
(August 23, 2013) Confidential Attachment 2 (A) - Letter from the Chair of the Board of Directors, Toronto Hydro Corporation
Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

EX34.10

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

2011/12 Annual Human Rights Office Report

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the report (September 10, 2013) from the City Manager, for information.

Origin
(September 10, 2013) Report from the City Manager
Summary

This report provides information on harassment and discrimination enquiries and complaints raised by service recipients and City employees to the following complaint resolution avenues: the City's Human Rights Office (HRO); the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO); and the City's grievance/arbitration process in 2011 and 2012.  The report also considers complaint trends and initiatives to promote consistent human rights practices that ensure legislation breaches and/or penalties against the City are minimized.

 

In 2011, the Human Rights Office transitioned to the newly established Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Division (EDHR), located in the City Manager's Office.  As expected, the new alignment raised the profile of the the City's Human Rights Office (HRO) and expanded its complaints compliance/management function to ensure the advancement of equity into all aspects of TPS programs and services. An increase in demand for the City's Human Rights Office (HRO) services, evolving rights and jurisprudence resulting in greater complexity of complaints and an expanding the City's Human Rights Office (HRO) mandate, produced a large complaint backlog and prevented the City's Human Rights Office (HRO) from producing this report in 2011. Therefore, this report captures data and trends from 2011 and 2012.

 

The City's Human Rights Office (HRO) responded to 1053 and 1148 human rights related issues raised by employees and service recipients in 2011 and 2012 respectively - refer to Table 1.

 

Table 1 – Consultations and investigations managed by the HRO 2008 to 2012.

Year

Consultations

Investigations

Total by Year

2008

875

132

1007

2009

1039

183

1222

2010

866

174

1040

2011

854

199

1053

2012

973

175

1148

 

As with previous years' complaint patterns, the most frequently cited grounds of complaint raised to the City's Human Rights Office (HRO) were: workplace harassment, disability, sex and race – refer to Table 2. 

While issues raised to the City's Human Rights Office (HRO) increased, grievances of harassment and discrimination – refer to Table 4, decreased from 109 in 2011 to 97 in 2012. Complaints filed by employees and service recipients to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) also decreased from a total of 33 in 2011 to 13 in 2012 – refer to Table 5. The City's Human Rights Office's process has repeatedly proven to be the most cost efficient option for the City. Re-allocation of resources will address the growing demand for City's Human Rights Office (HRO) services.

Background Information
(September 10, 2013) Report from the City Manager on 2011/12 Annual Human Rights Office Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61500.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Frank Di Giorgio (Carried)

EX34.11

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

2012 Progress Report on Equity, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) Achievements

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the report (September 10, 2013) from the City Manager, for information.

Origin
(September 10, 2013) Report from the City Manager
Summary

The City Manager reports regularly to Council on the delivery of programs and services to Toronto's diverse population. It is the City's priority to provide accessible and equitable programs and services to residents and employees. Addressing equity, diversity and human rights and embedding these principles and practices in program and service delivery helps the City reach its goal of being a welcoming, inclusive and prosperous city.  Furthermore, it helps the City achieve Customer Service Excellence and meet legislative and policy obligations.

 

Since the establishment of the newly aligned Equity, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) Division in 2011, the City has made major progress in providing corporate leadership, support and guidance to both residents and City divisions on access, equity, diversity and human rights issues. The new division, with its consolidated focus on producing equitable outcomes for all City residents and Toronto Public Service (TPS) employees, aligns current and emerging community needs with the City's legislative obligations, policies, programs and services. Similarly, the EDHR Division supports practices that make the City an employer of choice. However, in order to provide the TPS with clear direction and produce consistent outcomes, the EDHR Division is developing a corporate Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Framework for the TPS supported by an expanded Equity Lens Tool (to be completed by the end of 2013).

 

This report highlights promising and exceptional City programs, services, and initiatives from across the corporation that serve the City's dual role: (1) City as employer and (2) City as a provider of customer service. In comparison to the 2011 Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Achievements Report, there has been notable progress in the number of employees and individuals from priority groups receiving mentoring opportunities and in the number of employees completing equity, diversity and human rights training. Similarly, there has been an increase in initiatives/programs/services related to: accessibility; equity based partnerships with community organizations or other levels of government; embedding equity; employment services/training; and programs and services dedicated to vulnerable women, families and children.  Further highlights of divisional achievements are provided in Appendices 1 through 4.

Background Information
(September 10, 2013) Report from the City Manager on 2012 Progress Report on Equity, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) Achievements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61459.pdf)

(September 10, 2013) Appendix 1: Corporate Indicator - City as Employer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61460.pdf)

(September 10, 2013) Appendix 2: Corporate Indicator - City as Provider of Customer Service
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61462.pdf)

(September 10, 2013) Appendix 3: Quantitative Division-Specific Indicators
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61463.pdf)

(September 10, 2013) Appendix 4: Qualitative Indicators - Good Practices
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61464.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

EX34.12

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Utilization Plans for the Maple Leaf Forever Tree

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture (EDC) to work with Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PFR), Heritage Preservation Services, and the City Manager to proceed with the utilization plan for the salvaged wood, using the criteria outlined in item 3a of the Comments section of the report (September 9, 2013) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and to report back on the allocation and use of the salvaged wood.

 

2.         City Council authorize the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture to develop a business case for a Maple Leaf Forever National Art Competition at a cost of $150,000 as outlined in item 3b of the Comments section of the report (September 9, 2013) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, to be included for consideration as part of the 2014 budget process.

 

3.         City Council direct the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to work with Heritage Preservation Services to determine the future of the remaining part of the tree on the designated heritage property at 62 Laing Street.

Origin
(September 9, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

The silver maple tree at 62 Laing Street, believed to be the inspiration for Alexander Muir's Maple Leaf Forever song written in 1867, was felled by a storm on July 19, 2013.

 

The tree is owned by the City of Toronto and was situated on the historic site of the Maple Cottage operated by Parks, Forestry and Recreation in Ward 32 in the Leslieville neighbourhood.  

 

The tree's demise generated significant national media and public attention. The City has received numerous enquiries on the future use of the salvaged wood, including proposals from major Canadian heritage and cultural organizations.

 

Due to the historic and cultural significance of this iconic tree, and the continued national interest on its fate, efforts should be made to utilize the tree remnants for the public good.

Background Information
(September 9, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Utilization Plans for the Maple Leaf Forever Tree
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61439.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

EX34.13

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Improving Special Events Related Services and Permitting Processes

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the Standard Definition (Table 1), Criteria (Table 2) and Categories (Table 3) for Special Events as outlined in the report (September 6, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Manager to impose a blackout on new and existing events when the City is host to a significant event as required from time to time.

 

3.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture Division, to develop and implement, in consultation with appropriate divisions, a policy for holding and reserving dates at major city event locations.

 

4.         City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, to develop a Special Event User Fee Waiver Policy and report back to the Executive Committee prior to the 2015 budget cycle.

 

5.         City Council continue to require all event organizers to indemnify the City and obtain General Liability Insurance sufficient to protect the City from any liability in connection with the holding of a special event in accordance with City special event permitting policies.

Origin
(September 6, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A
Summary

This report recommends continuing improvements to the City's special events related services and permitting practices to support the ever growing Festival and Event industry in Toronto. 

 

Based on four consultations with special event stakeholders, this report proposes the following improvements to the City of Toronto's special events-related services and permitting practices:

 

-           Creating consistent language and standard definitions for special events.

-           Authorizing blackout periods on new and existing events when the City is host to large or high profile events.

-           Developing a policy for holding and reserving dates for special events at major city event venues.

-           Requesting a Special Event User Fee Waiver Policy be developed.

-           Reiterating insurance requirements for special events.

 

These improvements will be completed in a series of stages by 2015 leading to, improved customer service and support to the special events industry as well as to greater staff efficiencies.

 

A separate report is also being submitted by the City Manager recommending a governance framework for Toronto's Public Squares which improves coordination and consistency in the management of these important public spaces.  This strengthened approach will improve the use of all public squares and is of particular significance to a revitalized Nathan Phillips Square – Toronto's seat of government – where new program features will be operational in 2014.

 

Another separate report is submitted to Parks and Environment Committee by the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation that addresses some of the same issues in parks as are discussed here for other areas of the public realm.

Background Information
(September 6, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A on Improving Special Events Related Services and Permitting Processes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61421.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Consultation and Fact Finding Summary
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61517.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

EX34.14

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Further Update on Request from Porter Airlines for Exemption to Commercial Jet Ban at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee received the reports (September 10, 2013 and September 23, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, for information.

Origin
(September 10, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B
Summary

This report provides a further update on the review of the request by Porter Airlines for an exemption to the commercial jet-powered aircraft ban at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and related runway expansion options. This request would require amending the 1983 Tripartite Agreement between the City of Toronto, Toronto Port Authority (TPA) and the Government of Canada.

 

On July 3, 2013, City staff provided an update report to the Executive Committee on the work undertaken, including preliminary findings from the consultants, and information concerning the next steps in the process. The Executive Committee received the staff report for information and requested the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B expand the area of the traffic study to incorporate the areas between the Jameson Avenue ramps and York Street ramps to the Gardiner, north to Front Street.

 

This report summarizes additional technical information provided by the consultant teams, comments received through the September 4th and 9th public consultation and an overview of the next steps required for completion of the review. Staff will continue to evaluate the request and incorporate information provided by the consultant reports, public and stakeholder feedback, and input from external agencies in order to develop recommendations for City Council. It is anticipated that an additional public consultation process will be conducted in November in advance of the final report.

 

Staff are targeting the completion of a final report on this issue for the December 5, 2013 Executive Committee and December 16, 2013 City Council meeting.

Background Information
(September 10, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B on Further Update on Request from Porter Airlines for Exemption to Commercial Jet Ban at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61636.pdf)

Communications
(July 25, 2013) E-mail from Louise Lierschaft (EX.Main.EX34.14.1)
(July 16, 2013) E-mail from Gordon Woodmansey, Transport Action Ontario (EX.Main.EX34.14.2)
(September 4, 2013) E-mail from Max Moore (EX.Main.EX34.14.3)
(September 7, 2013) E-mail from Stephanie Tjelios (EX.Main.EX34.14.4)
(September 8, 2013) E-mail from Shirley Bush (EX.Main.EX34.14.5)
(September 18, 2013) E-mail from Jim and Reet MacFarlane (EX.Supp.EX34.14.6)
(September 16, 2013) E-mail from Edward Hore (EX.Supp.EX34.14.7)
(September 18, 2013) E-mail from Robert Deluce (EX.Supp.EX34.14.8)
(September 21, 2013) E-mail from Gwen Fogel  (EX.Supp.EX34.14.9)
(September 22, 2013) E-mail from Nancy Golden  (EX.Supp.EX34.14.10)
(September 22, 2013) E-mail from Jane Robinson (EX.Supp.EX34.14.11)
(September 21, 2013) E-mail from Bert and Joy Van Kleef (EX.Supp.EX34.14.12)
(September 22, 2013) E-mail from Laura Cooper (EX.Supp.EX34.14.13)
(September 22, 2013) E-mail from Barbara Falby (EX.Supp.ex34.14.14)
(September 22, 2013) E-mail from Soo Mathers (EX.Supp.ex34.14.15)
(September 23, 2013) E-mail from Dennis Bryant (EX.Supp.ex34.14.16)
(September 21, 2013) E-mail from Robin Davidson-Arnott, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, University of Guelph  (EX.Supp.ex34.14.17)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-40006.pdf)

(September 23, 2013) E-mail from Beverly Dywan  (EX.Supp.ex34.14.18)
(September 23, 2013) E-mail from Sasha Kovacs and Laird White  (EX.Supp.ex34.14.19)
(September 23, 2013) E-mail from Bob Kotyk (EX.Supp.EX34.14.20)
(September 23, 2013) E-mail from Tom Hatcher (EX.Supp.EX34.14.21)
(September 23, 2013) E-mail from Heather Johnson (EX.Supp.EX34.14.22)
(September 23, 2013) E-mail from Dennis Findlay (EX.Supp.EX34.14.23)
(September 23, 2013) E-mail from Ulla Colgrass (EX.Supp.EX34.14.24)
(September 16, 2013) E-mail from William Molls, Chairperson, Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Association (BQNA) (EX.Supp.EX34.14.25)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-40011.pdf)

(September 23, 2013) E-mail from Rosalind Ross (EX.New.EX34.14.26)
(September 24, 2013) E-mail from Kristine A. Connidis (EX.New.EX34.14.27)
(September 24, 2013) E-mail from Allan Rivers (EX.New.EX34.14.28)
(September 24, 2013) E-mail from Grant Orchard (EX.New.EX34.14.29)
(September 23, 2013) E-mail from Mano Narayanan (EX.New.EX34.14.30)
(September 24, 2013) E-mail from Jeffery Carlton (EX.New.EX34.14.31)
(September 24, 2013) E-mail from Daniel Mitroi Carlton (EX.New.EX34.14.32)
(September 24, 2013) E-mail from Brian Iler (EX.New.EX34.14.33)
Speakers

Julie Beddoes, West Don Lands Committee
Lela Gary, Air Pollution Coalition
Allan Rivers, York Quay Neighbourhood Association
Ulla Colgrass, York Quay Neighbourhood Association (YQNA)
Max Moore, Harbourfront Community Association
Diane Torlone
Gord Fogel
Anshul Kapoor
Ron Jenkins
Deborah Harriet Cherry, No Jets TO
Paul Hellyer
Rick Persich
Paul French
Brian Iler, Chair, Community Airport Impact Review (AIR) (Submission Filed)
Shirley Bush (Submission Filed)
Brandon Leal
Brenda Roman
Jim Breen
Chancellor Crawford, Toronto Island Pilots Association
Councillor Adam Vaughan
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Motions
1 - Motion to Set Committee Rule moved by Councillor Norman Kelly (Carried)

That:

 

1.         Public presentations be limited to 3 minutes per speaker.

 

2.         Questions of speakers, questions of staff, and speaking time be limited to 3 minutes per Councillor.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Peter Milczyn (Lost)

That the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B:

 

1.         Measure the noise impact on "run-ups" and “reverse thrusting" used in stopping airplanes and provide a comparison to Q400 noise profile.

 

2.         Provide data and analysis for the Jet Blast that will be produced by the proposed and other qualifying jets.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Sep-24-2013

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX34.14 - Motion 2 by Councillor Milczyn
Yes: 2 Peter Milczyn, Michael Thompson 
No: 9 Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza 
Absent: 1 David Shiner 

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Peter Milczyn (Lost)

That the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B be requested to study where and how new fuel tanks would be accommodated and provide the regulatory requirements for any new field tank farm.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Sep-24-2013

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX34.14 - Motion 3 by Councillor Milczyn
Yes: 4 Frank Di Giorgio, Peter Milczyn, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson 
No: 7 Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio 
Absent: 1 David Shiner 

4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Peter Milczyn (Lost)

That the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B obtain a copy of the Toronto Port Authority's Master Plan for the airport, for review by City Council.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Sep-24-2013

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX34.14 - Motion 4 by Councillor Milczyn
Yes: 4 Gary Crawford, Peter Milczyn, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson 
No: 7 Paul Ainslie, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio 
Absent: 1 David Shiner 

5 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Norman Kelly (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item)

Sep-24-2013

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.14 - Motion 5 to Adopt Item by Councillor Kelly
Yes: 10 Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Michael Thompson 
No: 1 Anthony Perruzza 
Absent: 1 David Shiner 

14a Further Update on Public Consultation Program on Request from Porter Airlines for Exemption to Commercial Jet Ban at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - Supplemental Report
Origin
(September 23, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B
Summary

This supplementary report provides an update on the public consultation program conducted as part of the review of the request by Porter Airlines for an exemption to the commercial jet-powered aircraft ban at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and related runway expansion options. This request would require amending the 1983 Tripartite Agreement between the City of Toronto, Toronto Port Authority (TPA) and the Government of Canada.

 

This report summarizes comments received from the public consultation meetings as well as a city-wide telephone survey. These results will be incorporated in the staff evaluation and review, in order to develop recommendations for City Council. It is anticipated that an additional public consultation meeting will be conducted in November in advance of the final report.

 

Staff are targeting the completion of a final report on this issue for the December 5, 2013 Executive Committee and December 16, 2013 City Council meeting.

Background Information
(September 23, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B on Further Update on Public Consultation Program on Request from Porter Airlines for Exemption to Commercial Jet Ban at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - Supplemental Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61867.pdf)


EX34.15

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: 11, 12 

Environmental Project Report Addendum for Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (Jane Street to Keelesdale Park)

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request that Metrolinx support and include the revised principles contained in the report (September 19, 2013) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning for the redevelopment of the Mount Dennis Maintenance and Storage Facility and that these principles be included in any Request for Proposals for the design and construction of the Mount Dennis Maintenance and Storage Facility.

 

2.         City Council request that Metrolinx continue to engage with the Council initiated Community Working Group through the design and development phases of the Maintenance Storage Facility in order to ensure participation of the local community's interest in the revitalization of the Black Creek / Eglinton / Weston area.

Origin
(September 10, 2013) Report from Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report responds to City Council's May 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2013 direction for a further report upon the completion of additional public consultation on both the Maintenance Storage Facility (MSF) and the Scotiabank property located at Weston Road and Eglinton Avenue West. 

 

The requested consultation for the MSF was intended to review the need to use the full site for the maintenance facility and related uses.  The separate consultation on the Scotiabank property located at 1151 Weston Road was to discuss the planned redevelopment of the property as part of the Mount Dennis Station Facility.

 

This report recommends that Council request Metrolinx to support the principles described in this report as they relate to both the MSF and Scotiabank property and that these principles be included as part of the pending Request for Proposal for the construction and maintenance of the Eglinton Crosstown.

 

A working group meeting is scheduled for September 17, 2013, where staff intends to present the proposed principles, described below to the community.  As a result of this additional dialogue with the working group, staff will prepare and submit through a Supplementary Report to Executive Committee, any recommended changes to the proposed principles.

Background Information
(September 10, 2013) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Environmental Project Report Addendum for Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (Jane Street to Keelesdale Park)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61477.pdf)

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

That the Committee adopt the recommendations in the supplementary report (September 19, 2013) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.


15a Environmental Project Report Addendum for Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (Jane Street to Keelesdale Park) - Supplementary Report
Origin
(September 19, 2013) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

This report provides additional information to Committee as a result of a further community working group meeting held on September 17, 2013 on Metrolinx's proposed Maintenance Storage Facility (MSF) at 3500 Eglinton Avenue West (former Kodak lands).  At the September 17th Working Group meeting co-chaired by Councillors Nunziata and Di Giorgio, City Planning staff presented the proposed principles described in the report from the Chief Planner (dated September 10, 2013).  Through a consensus-based approach, the Working Group members, Metrolinx representatives, the local Councillors, the local Member of Provincial Parliament and City Planning staff discussed revisions to the proposed principles which are reflected in this report.  Principles 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 are unchanged from the report dated September 10, 2013.  Principle 7 has been replaced with a new principle and Principles 2 and 9 have been revised.

 

This report recommends that Council request Metrolinx to support the revised principles described in this report as they relate to both the MSF and Scotiabank property and that these principles be included as part of the pending Request for Proposal for the design and development of the Eglinton Crosstown.  This report also recommends that Metrolinx continue to be engaged with the Council initiated Working Group process through to the design and development phases of the MSF.  The principles as revised are intended to help guide proponents preparing a response to Metrolinx's upcoming Request for Proposal (RFP) for the design and development of the MSF proposed for the former Kodak lands as part of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Project.

Background Information
(September 19, 2013) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Environmental Project Report Addendum for Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (Jane Street to Keelesdale Park) - Supplementary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61831.pdf)


EX34.16

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Tax-Exempt and Build America Bonds

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the City Clerk to forward a copy of the report (September 4, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to the Ontario Ministers of Finance and Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Federal Minister of Finance for their consideration.

 

2.         City Council request that the respective Ministers implement a program similar to the Build America Bonds initiative that operated in the United States by providing a direct subsidy to municipalities to lower their effective cost of borrowing to finance capital projects.

Origin
(September 4, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This report reviews the issuance of tax-exempt municipal bonds and Build America bonds by US municipalities, used to raise funding for infrastructure in the capital markets and whether permitting the issuance of these bonds by the Federal and Provincial governments would assist Canadian municipalities in achieving a lower cost of financing without causing a major disruption of the domestic capital markets. 

 

The report recommends that Council request the Provincial and Federal Governments implement a program similar to the Build America Bonds initiative to provide a direct subsidy to Canadian municipalities to lower their effective cost of borrowing.

Background Information
(September 4, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Tax-Exempt and Build America Bonds
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61420.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Norman Kelly (Carried)

EX34.17

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: 28 

Sony Centre Redevelopment - Public Plaza Funding

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the addition of a project entitled "Sony Centre Public Plaza" to the 2013 Capital Budget for the Sony Centre for $1 million gross, funded by the following sources:

 

a.         $700,000 from the Developer, now known as Ferncastle (Front Street) Inc.; and

 

b.         $300,000 from Development Charge funds designated for civic improvements.

 

2.         City Council direct that should the amount of the Developer's contribution be greater than $700,000, the Development Charge contribution be reduced accordingly.

 

3.         City Council direct that any costs to complete the Plaza in excess of $1 million shall be the responsibility of the Developer.

 

4.         City Council direct the City Solicitor and City officials to take whatever steps are necessary to implement the recommendations set out in this report, including the entering into of agreements.

Origin
(September 10, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

To recommend the addition of a new project to the 2013 Capital Budget for the Sony Centre to deliver the Public Plaza attached to the Centre.

Background Information
(September 10, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Sony Centre Redevelopment - Public Plaza Funding
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61627.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

EX34.18

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Capital Variance Report for the Six Month Period Ended June 30, 2013

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve in-year budget adjustments to the 2013 Approved Capital Budget detailed in Appendix 2 to the report (August 19, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and that the 2013 Approved Capital Budget be adjusted accordingly.

 

2.         City Council receive for information Appendix 3 to the report (August 19, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer which lists capital projects/sub-projects that have been completed and are to be closed.

 

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

Origin
(September 3, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide Council with the 2013 Capital Variance Report for the six month period ended June 30, 2013 as well as projected actual expenditures to December 31, 2013.  Furthermore, the report seeks Council’s approval for 2013 in-year budget adjustments.

 

Capital expenditures for the six months ended June 30, 2013 totalled $713.484 million or 17.4% of the 2013 Approved Capital Budget of $4.107 billion (see Chart 1).  This spending pattern is consistent with prior years as City's capital activities tend to accelerate in the second part of the year. As detailed by City Program and Agency in Appendix 1, actual expenditures to year-end are expected to reach $2.988 billion or 72.7% of the total 2013 Approved Capital Budget; 22 of 32 City Programs and Agencies are projecting spending in excess of 70% of their respective 2013 Approved Capital Budget by December 31, 2013: Tax Supported Programs project a spending rate of 73.1% to year-end; while Rate Supported Programs project year-end spending of 71.2%.

 

(See Chart 1 – 2013 Capital Budget vs. Actual Expenditures for the Period Ending June 30, 2013)

Background Information
(September 3, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee on Capital Variance Report for the Six Month Period Ended June 30, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61300.htm)

(August 19, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Capital Variance Report for the Six Month Period Ended June 30, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61293.pdf)

(August 19, 2013) Appendix 1 - 2013 Consolidated Capital Variance Report for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61290.pdf)

(August 19, 2013) Appendix 2 - In-Year Adjustments for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61294.pdf)

(August 19, 2013) Appendix 3 - Closed Capital Projects
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61291.pdf)

(August 19, 2013) Appendix 4 - Capital Variance Explanation - Programs/Agencies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61292.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Vincent Crisanti (Carried)
Declared Interests

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Frank Di Giorgio - as it pertains to the Toronto Police Service as his daughter works for the Toronto Police Service.


EX34.19

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Operating Variance Report for the Six Month Period Ended June 30, 2013

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee Recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the budget adjustments detailed in Appendix D to the report (August 19, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, to amend the 2013 Approved Operating Budget between Programs with gross expenditures and revenues of $8.191 million, and no impact to the 2013 Approved Net Operating Budget.

 

2.         City Council request all heads of City Programs and chairs of City Agencies projecting year-end over-expenditures in their respective 2013 Operating Budgets to take the necessary actions to meet budget by year-end.

Origin
(September 3, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide Council with the City of Toronto Operating Variance for the six-month period ended June 30, 2013 as well as year-end projections and to request Council's approval for amendments to the 2013 Approved Operating Budget between Programs to ensure accurate reporting and financial accountability with no increase to the 2013 Approved Net Operating Budget.

 

For the six-month period ended June 30, 2013, Tax Supported Operations' expenditures were under-spent by $158.611 million gross or 3.5% ($99.340 million net or 5.6%) of planned expenditures.  Projections indicate that the 2013 year-end under-expenditure is anticipated to be $167.414 million gross or 1.8% ($58.544 million net or 1.6%) of the 2013 Approved Operating Budget.  The year-to-date under-spending was driven largely by under-expenditures in corporate accounts due to timing for Non-Program Expenditures, salary savings from vacant positions that were not filled and higher than planned revenue from the Municipal Land Transfer Tax and Third Party Sign Tax.  The projected year-end favourable variance will result primarily from salary and benefit savings arising from vacant positions and higher than planned revenue from the Municipal Land Transfer Tax.

 

Rate Supported Programs were under-spent by $9.252 million gross or 1.5% ($2.488 million net or 3.2%) compared to planned expenditures for the six-month period ended June 30, 2013.  These net savings were driven by Solid Waste Management Services' under-spending of $2.437 million or 16.1% largely from lower than planned expenditures for salaries and benefits and property taxes for transfer stations.  Rate Supported Programs project year-end under-spending of $14.924 million gross or 1.1% ($10.315 million net or 16.3%) of the 2013 Approved Net Operating Budget.

Background Information
(September 3, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee on Operating Variance Report for the Six-Month Period Ended June 30, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61302.htm)

(August 19, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Operating Variance Report for the Six-Month Period Ended June 30, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61298.pdf)

(September 3, 2013) Presentation from Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on City of Toronto - Second Quarter Tax Supported Budget Variance
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61297.pdf)

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

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Frank Di Giorgio - as it pertains to the Toronto Police Service as his daughter works for the Toronto Police Service.


EX34.20

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

The City of Toronto's Employee Accommodation Policies and Practices

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1.         Requested the Executive Director, Human Resources, to make a presentation and submit a report to the Disability Issues Committee with respect to the City's employee accommodation policies and practices for the City's agencies, boards, commissions and corporations.

 

2.         Invited the Executive Director, Human Resources, to make a presentation to the Disability Issues Committee on how Human Resources will respond to the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, as it pertains to the City’s recruitment and employment strategies.

Origin
(July 29, 2013) Letter from the Chair, Disability Issues Committee
Summary

Recently I have been contacted by several individuals with enquiries about the City of Toronto's Employee Accommodation policies and practices.   The Disability Issues Committee is not a forum for hearing individual or specific employee accommodation matters.  The primary mandate of the Disability Issues Committee is to advise Toronto City Council on the City's annual Accessibility Plan.

Background Information
(July 29, 2013) Letter to the Executive Committee from the Chair, Disability Issues Committee on the City of Toronto's Employee Accommodation Policies and Practices
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61454.pdf)

(June 13, 2013) Letter to the Disability Issues Committee from the Chair, Disability Issues Committee on the City of Toronto's Employee Accommodation Policies and Practices
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61453.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Vincent Crisanti (Carried)
Declared Interests

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Peter Milczyn - as his wife is an employee of the City of Toronto.


EX34.21

ACTION 

Deferred Indefinitely 

 

Ward: All 

Consideration of the StopGap Ramp Initiative in meeting Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Compliance Requirements

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee deferred the item indefinitely.

Origin
(July 29, 2013) Letter from the Chair, Disability Issues Committee
Summary

On October 2, 2012 City Council adopted a motion requesting a report to the Disability Issues Committee on how the StopGap Ramp Initiative can be supported by the City of Toronto and incorporated into its implementation of accessibility standards established under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

 

This report provides background on the StopGap Ramp Initiative in relation to the AODA; summarizes feedback from discussions with staff from a number of City divisions and requests the Disability Issues Committee to endorse staff recommendations.

 

The StopGap Ramp Initiative is a program that provides free, non-permanent ramps, which enable temporary access to buildings with a one-step entrance. The colourful ramps are in use in some of the City's Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), e.g. Kensington Market, Roncesvalles, the Junction. The Ramp Initiative has been advertised in the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) Newsletter which is distributed to all of the City's BIAs.

 

The City of Toronto is committed to meeting its legislated obligations consistent with AODA accessibility standards and the Ontario Building Code in order to provide the best possible service and to promote an accessible, supportive, healthy and safe service environment for the public and its employees.

 

This report finds that the program is not a fit for the City since use of the ramp does not constitute compliance with the AODA, and should not be viewed as such. In addition, possible health and safety risks may be associated with its use. However, there may be a possibility for use of the ramps by non-profit organizations with a Below Market Rent agreement and small businesses as a temporary measure.

Background Information
(July 29, 2013) Letter from the Disability Issues Committee on Consideration of the StopGap Ramp Initiative in meeting Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Compliance Requirements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60640.pdf)

(May 14, 2013) Report from the City Manager on Consideration of the StopGap Ramp Initiative in meeting AODA Compliance Requirements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60627.pdf)

(May 14, 2013) Attachment 1 - The Ramp Project Handbook
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60626.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Defer Item Indefinitely moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

EX34.22

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Disability Issues Committee - Parks Plan 2013 - 2017

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1          City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to develop a rating system for all new park infrastructure and upgrades to facilities, trails and parks.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to submit a report to the Disability Issues Committee on the Vancouver Trail program and the implementation of a similar program in Toronto in time for the 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games.

Origin
(July 29, 2013) Letter from the Chair, Disability Issues Committee
Summary

The Disability Issues Committee on June 14, 2013, considered:

 

1.         A letter (May 16, 2013) from the City Clerk on Parks Plan 2013 - 2017; and

 

2.         A presentation by Susanne Burkhardt, Planner, Parks Standards and Innovation, Parks Branch, Parks Forestry and Recreation, on Parks Plan 2013-2017.

Background Information
(July 29, 2013) Letter from the Disability Issues Committee on Parks Plan 2013 - 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60612.pdf)

(May 16, 2013) Letter from the City Clerk on Parks Plan 2013 - 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60628.pdf)

(June 7, 2013) Attachment 1 - Committee Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60629.mht)

(March 27, 2013) Attachment 2 - Staff Report on Parks Plan 2013 - 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60630.pdf)

(June 27, 2013) Attachment 3 - Parks Plan Executive Summary
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60631.pdf)

(June 14, 2013) Presentation on Parks Plan 2013 - 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60632.pdf)

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

EX34.23

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Issues Regarding Mobility Scooters for the Disabled

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1.         Directed that Robert L. Fitzgerald be invited to make a presentation to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on how to proceed with a public service campaign around mobility devices commonly known as scooters, focused on both users and the general public, to educate everyone on expectations and the rights of the people who employ these devices. 

Origin
(July 29, 2013) Letter from the Chair, Disability Issues Committee
Summary

The Disability Issues Committee on June 14, 2013, considered:

 

1.         A letter (May 28, 2013) from Mr. Robert L. Fitzgerald on issues regarding mobility scooters for the disabled; and

 

 2.        A presentation by Mr. Robert L. Fitzgerald on his experiences as a disabled mobility assisted person.

Background Information
(July 29, 2013) Letter addressed to the Executive Committee from the Chair, Disability Issues Committee on Issues Regarding Mobility Scooters for the Disabled
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61452.pdf)

(May 28, 2013) Letter from Robert L. Fitzgerald on issues regarding mobility scooters for the disabled
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61449.pdf)

Motions
1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

Delete "Community Development and Recreation Committee" and replace with "Public Works and Infrastructure Committee".


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

EX34.24

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: 19 

Exhibition Place - Disposal of Contaminated Soil on Hotel Site

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve that Exhibition Place, in consultation with finance staff, reallocate unspent funds from its 2013 Capital Program, Park, Lots, Roads Project (Festival Plaza) that total $1,728,000.00 to the new Parks, Lots, Roads Project (Contaminated Soil Disposal), as detailed in Appendix “A” to the report (September 9, 2013) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place.

 

2.         City Council approve that Exhibition Place, in consultation with finance staff, borrow from the Exhibition Place Conference Centre Reserve Fund (CCRF) an amount up to $2.6 million and arrange to repay the Fund from any operating surpluses commencing from 2014 and future years.

Origin
(September 9, 2013) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place
Summary

This report seeks approval of expenditures for disposal of pre-existing contaminated soil dating from the early 1900s which expenditures are in keeping with the terms of the lease agreement (“Lease”) between the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place (“the Board”) and Princes Gates Hotel LLP (“PGH”).

Background Information
(September 9, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on Disposal of Contaminated Soil on Hotel Site - Exhibition Place
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61392.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item)

Sep-24-2013

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.24 - Motion by Councillor Shiner
Yes: 5 Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Michael Thompson 
No: 3 Rob Ford (Chair), Denzil Minnan-Wong, David Shiner 
Absent: 4 Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza 

EX34.25

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: 19 

Exhibition Place - Toronto Hydro-Electric Systems Limited Easement

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve that the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place enter into a tri-partite Easement Agreement with Toronto Hydro and the City of Toronto with respect to the lands described on Appendix “A” of the report (September 6, 2013) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place.

 

2.         City Council direct that the consideration paid by Toronto Hydro to the City for the easement on the Exhibition Place lands be transferred directly to Exhibition Place.

Origin
(September 6, 2013) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place
Summary

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) required the installation of underground high voltage distribution routing from the Toronto Hydro Strachan Station to the property line of Exhibition Place and then north to Liberty Village. This new service is required for the rerouting of the existing high voltage lines which must be relocated to facilitate the new GO Transit rail lines at Strachan Avenue/Liberty roadway for the Airport GO service. 

Background Information
(September 6, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on Toronto Hydro-Electric Systems Limited Easement
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61393.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Peter Milczyn (Carried)

EX34.26

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: 19 

City of Toronto Lease - Toronto Emergency Medical Service - 265 Manitoba Drive - Exhibition Place

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve of a lease with the City of Toronto Emergency Medical Services for the lands located at 265 Manitoba Drive for a 20-year term based on the terms and conditions outlined in the report (September 6, 2013) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, and any other terms that may be required by the Chief Executive Officer and City Solicitor.

Origin
(September 6, 2013) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place
Summary

This report recommends a land lease with the City of Toronto (City) for Toronto Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to use lands located at 265 Manitoba Drive for a 20-year term commencing January 1, 2014 on the terms and conditions contained in this report.  Toronto Emergency Medical Service constructed the building many years ago and which serves as the station at Exhibition Place on a year- round basis.  There has never been a formalized agreement entered into between City and the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place regarding the station and lands.

Background Information
(September 6, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on City of Toronto Lease - Toronto Emergency Medical Service - 265 Manitoba Drive - Exhibition Place
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61394.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

EX34.27

ACTION 

Referred 

 

Ward: 19 

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

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee referred the item back to the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place.

Origin
(September 6, 2013) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place
Summary

This report outlines the background with respect to the naming agreement for the Automotive Building (the “Agreement”) between Allstream Inc. (formerly MTS Allstream Inc.) ("Allstream") and the Board and recommends amendments to the Agreement as detailed in the report and the Confidential Attachment I which have been negotiated as a result of the sale of Allstream to Accelero Capital Holdings S.a.r.l. Group (“Accelero”).

Background Information
(September 6, 2013) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on Naming Sponsorship - Allstream Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61395.pdf)

Confidential Attachment Appendix A (Attachment 1) - Substantial Terms and Conditions of Agreement with Ovations
Motions
Motion to Refer Item moved by Mayor Rob Ford (Carried)

That the item be referred back to the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place.


EX34.28

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

2012 Annual Human Rights Report - Toronto Transit Commission

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the report (June 28, 2013) from the Toronto Transit Commission, for information.

Origin
(June 28, 2013) Report from the Toronto Transit Commission
Summary

At its meeting on Monday, June 24, 2013 the TTC Board considered the attached report entitled, “2012 Annual Human Rights Report”.

 

The TTC Board took the following action:

 

1.         Received the report for information.

 

2.         Authorized forwarding the report to City Council, through the Executive Committee, for information. 

 

The TTC Board’s recommendation is forwarded to Toronto City Council for information.

Background Information
(June 28, 2013) Letter from the Toronto Transit Commission on 2012 Annual Human Rights Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61416.pdf)

(June 24, 2013) Toronto Transit Commission Report No. 8b on 2012 Annual Human Rights Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61417.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

EX34.29

ACTION 

Deferred Indefinitely 

 

Ward: All 

Further Amendments to the Municipal Elections Act

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee deferred the item indefinitely.

Origin
(July 26, 2013) Letter from City Council
Summary

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, referred Motion MM37.12 to the Executive Committee.

 

The City of Toronto is moving forward with election reform in its adoption of a request that the Province of Ontario grant approval to explore alternative electoral systems such as ranked voting.  This Motion proposes further amendments to the Municipal Elections Act which will provide for greater transparency, fairness and inclusiveness.

 

(Submitted to City Council on July 16 and 17, 2013 as MM37.12)

Background Information
(July 26, 2013) Letter from City Council on Further Amendments to the Municipal Elections Act
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61419.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Defer Item Indefinitely moved by Councillor Norman Kelly (Carried)

EX34.30

ACTION 

Deferred Indefinitely 

 

Ward: All 

Revised Writ Periods for Toronto Municipal Elections - Request to Province to Amend the Ontario Municipal Elections Act

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee deferred the item indefinitely.

Origin
(July 26, 2013) Letter from City Council
Summary

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, referred Motion MM37.21 to the Executive Committee.

 

The Ontario Municipal Elections Act establishes the regulations under which candidates for municipal office must operate during the election campaign.  One major component of the regulatory process governs the period during which municipal candidates may campaign (the "writ period").  Currently, the Ontario Municipal Elections Act designates January 2nd as the commencement date of the writ period for Toronto municipal election candidates subsequent to their registration for the position for which they are seeking election.  The effective result of this regulation is that municipal candidates are conducting their campaigns from January 2nd through to Election Day in late October each election year (October 27th in 2014).  Therefore, incumbent Mayoralty and Council candidates seeking re-election to office are in reality often diverted from ongoing Council business since the writ periods extend for ten months from January to Election Day in late October each election year.  In addition, there is a transition period lasting from the date of the election to December 1st.  Given that December hosts Christian and Jewish holidays, and New Year's festivities, the reality is that the real work of City business does not commence until early January the following year.  This is not beneficial to the City’s business and such an extensive writ period is not necessary nor in the best interests of the City and its residents.

 

(Submitted to City Council on July 16 and 17, 2013 as MM37.21)

Background Information
(July 26, 2013) Letter from City Council on Revised Writ Periods for Toronto Municipal Elections - Request to Province to Amend the Ontario Municipal Elections Act
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61429.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Defer Item Indefinitely moved by Mayor Rob Ford (Carried)

Vote (Defer Item Indefinitely)

Sep-24-2013

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.30 - Motion by Mayor Ford
Yes: 7 Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, David Shiner, Michael Thompson 
No: 1 Denzil Minnan-Wong 
Absent: 4 Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza 

Procedural Motions
1 - Motion to Adopt Minutes moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That the minutes of the Executive Committee meeting of July 3, 2013, be confirmed.


2 - Motion to Set Committee Rule moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That the Committee hear speakers on item EX34.3 and then stand the item down to hear speakers on item EX34.7, and then resume item EX34.3.

Mayor Ford, on behalf of Toronto City Council, proclaimed September 23 - 27, 2013 as "Toronto Public Service Week" in the City of Toronto, and invited the City Manager to make a few remarks about Public Service Week.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Mayor Rob Ford, Chair, Executive Committee
Meeting Sessions
Session Date Session Type Start Time End Time Public or Closed Session
2013-09-24 Morning 9:40 AM 12:25 PM Public
2013-09-24 Afternoon 1:41 PM 5:05 PM Public
Attendance
Members were present for some or all of the time period indicated.
Date and Time Quorum Members
2013-09-24
09:40 AM - 12:25 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Also present (non-members): Shelley Carroll, Gloria Lindsay-Luby, Josh Matlow, Frances Nunziata, Adam Vaughan
2013-09-24
01:41 PM - 05:05 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Also present (non-members): Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Gloria Lindsay-Luby, Mike Layton, Frances Nunziata, Gord Perks, Adam Vaughan