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Meeting No. 31   Contact Marilyn Toft, Manager
Meeting Date Monday, February 23, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
  Phone 416-392-7032
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail clerk@toronto.ca
Location Council Chamber, City Hall
     


CALL TO ORDER - 9:42 a.m.

 

Speaker Bussin took the Chair and called the Members to order.

 

The meeting opened with O Canada.

City Council - Routine Matters - Meeting 31
RM31.1

Information

Received 

 

 

Moment of Silence
City Council Decision

February 23, 2009

 

Members of Council observed a moment of silence and remembered the following persons who passed away:

 

Gladys Ovenell

Michael Schofield

 

February 24, 2009

 

Members of Council observed a moment of silence and remembered the following persons who passed away:

 

David M. Nowlan

Cliff Jenkins Sr.

Thomas Leon

Background Information (City Council)
Condolence Motion for Gladys Ovenell
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19308.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Michael Schofield
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19309.pdf)

Condolence Motion for David M. Nowlan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19323.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Cliff Jenkins Sr.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19324.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Thomas Leon
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19347.pdf)


RM31.2

ACTION

Adopted 

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes
City Council Decision

City Council confirmed the Minutes from the regular meeting held on January 27 and 28, 2009.

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Minutes moved by Councillor Chin Lee (Carried)

That the Minutes of Council from the regular meeting held on January 27 and 28, 2009, be confirmed in the form supplied to the Members.


RM31.3

ACTION

Adopted 

 

 

Introduction of Reports by Committee Chairs and Introduction of New Business Items
City Council Decision

Committee Reports and New Business Items were presented to City Council for consideration.

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Introduce Report moved by Mayor David Miller (Carried)

That the Report from Meeting 29 of the Executive Committee listed on the Agenda of Council be presented for consideration.


Motion to Introduce Report moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That the Report from Meeting 22 of the Community Development and Recreation Committee listed on the Agenda of Council be presented for consideration.


Motion to Introduce Report moved by Councillor Kyle Rae (Carried)

That the Report from Meeting 19 of the Economic Development Committee listed on the Agenda of Council be presented for consideration.


Motion to Introduce Report moved by Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby (Carried)

That the Report from Meeting 21 of the Government Management Committee listed on the Agenda of Council be presented for consideration.


Motion to Introduce Report moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Carried)

That the Report from Meeting 19 of the Licensing and Standards Committee listed on the Agenda of Council be presented for consideration.


Motion to Introduce Report moved by Councillor Norman Kelly (Carried)

That the Report from Meeting 23 of the Planning and Growth Management Committee listed on the Agenda of Council be presented for consideration.


Motion to Introduce Report moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That the Report from Meeting 22 of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee listed on the Agenda of Council be presented for consideration.


Motion to Introduce Report moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That the Report from Meeting 24 of the Etobicoke York Community Council listed on the Agenda of Council be presented for consideration.


Motion to Introduce Report moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That the Report from Meeting 23 of the North York Community Council listed on the Agenda of Council be presented for consideration.


Motion to Introduce Report moved by Councillor Mike Del Grande (Carried)

That the Report from Meeting 23 of the Scarborough Community Council listed on the Agenda of Council be presented for consideration.


Motion to Introduce Report moved by Councillor Pam McConnell (Carried)

That the Report from Meeting 23 of the Toronto and East York Community Council listed on the Agenda of Council be presented for consideration.


Motion to Introduce Report moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That the New Business from City officials listed on the Agenda of Council be presented for consideration.


RM31.4

Information

Received 

 

 

Petitions
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, received the following petitions for information:

 

1.         (undated) submitted by Councillor Hall, Ward 1, Etobicoke North, signed by 741 individuals in opposition to the proposed Community Hub at the former Father Henry Carr School site.

 

2.         (undated) submitted by Councillor Hall, Ward 1, Etobicoke North, signed by 802 individuals in support of the proposed Community Hub at the former Father Henry Carr School site.

 

3.         (undated) submitted by Councillor Ford, Ward 2, Etobicoke North, signed by 840 individuals in opposition to the  proposed Community Hub at the former Father Henry Carr School site.

 

4.         (undated) submitted by Councillor Ford, Ward 2, Etobicoke North, signed by 18 individuals respecting the activities at the City of Toronto's yard on the south east side of Eglinton Avenue East in Ward 2.

Motions (City Council)
Petition Filed (Carried)

That Council receive the petitions submitted by Councillors Hall and Ford for information.


RM31.5

Presentation

Received 

 

 

Presentations, Introductions and Announcements
City Council Decision

Various presentations, introductions and announcements were made to City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009. Refer to the Minutes of the Meeting for details.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

February 23, 2009

 

Councillor Davis, during the evening session of the meeting, with the permission of Council, introduced students from Toronto's schools who will be participating in a debating event on March 6, 2009, as part of the City of Toronto's 175th Anniversary celebration.

 

February 24, 2009

 

Deputy Mayor Pantalone, during the morning session of the meeting, introduced Don Richmond, former Metropolitan Toronto Commissioner of Community Services, present at the meeting.

 

Deputy Mayor Pantalone, during the afternoon session of the meeting, announced various events which will be held as part of the City of Toronto's 175th Anniversary on March 6, 2009.  He encouraged Members of Council to participate in the celebration, and to share the information with their constituents.

 

Speaker Bussin, during the evening session of the meeting, congratulated Councillor Mihevc, on behalf of Council, on the occasion of his birthday.


RM31.6

ACTION

Amended 

 

 

Review of Order Paper - February 23, 2009
City Council Decision

City Council adopted the February 23, 2009 Order Paper, and all other Items not held on consent.

Motions (City Council)
Review Order Paper 

February 23, 2009, at 10:09 a.m. - Speaker Bussin advised Council of the following:

 

            The Mayor has the following Key Matters:

 

            The first is Executive Committee Item EX29.8 on the Proposed Development Charges By‑law.  This will be our first Item of business today.

 

            The Mayor’s second Key Matter is Executive Committee Item EX29.10 on the Toronto 2015 Pan American/ParaPan American Games Bid.  This will be our second Item of business.

 

Council will consider the other Items in agenda order.

 

Council is scheduled to meet in closed session at 6:00 p.m. tonight, if required.  Notices of Motion will be dealt with at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow, if the Mayor’s Key Matters are completed.


Review Order Paper 

February 23, 2009 at 10:14 a.m. - Mayor Miller advised that he would be reversing the order of his Key Matters, with Item EX29.10, headed “Toronto 2015 Pan American/ParaPan American Games Bid” considered as the first Item of business.  Item EX29.8, headed “Development Charges - Discussion of Comments Received and Revisions to Proposed By‑law”, the second Key Matter would be considered at 9:30 a.m. on February 24, 2009, in order to allow Councillor Jenkins to be present for the debate.


Motion to Amend the Order Paper moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

February 23, 2009 at 10:42 a.m. - That Council deem Item CD22.7, headed "Review of the Marcus Garvey Centre for Leadership and Education", to be an urgent matter, and consider it on February 24, 2009, once Council has completed the Mayor's Key Matters and the Notices of Motions.


Motion to Adopt Order Paper as Amended (Carried)

February 23, 2009 at 10:52 a.m. - That Council adopt the February 23, 2009 Order Paper, as amended, and all other Items not held on consent.


Motion to Amend the Order Paper moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

February 23, 2009, at 2:25 p.m. - That Council consider Item GM21.5, headed "3100 Weston Road - Lease Renewal with The Order of St. Basil The Great Holding Corporation for Operation of the Carmine Stefano Community Centre", on February 24, 2009, after Council has completed the Mayor's Key Matter, the Notices of Motions, and Item CD22.7.  (This procedural motion requires a two-thirds vote to carry.)


Motion to Amend the Order Paper moved by Mayor David Miller (Carried)

February 23, 2009, at 3:43 p.m. - That Council vary the Order Paper to now consider Member Motion MM31.5, headed "Appointment of Citizens to the Boards of Directors of Build Toronto and Invest Toronto - Mayor Miller, seconded by Councillor Rae".  (This procedural motion requires a two-thirds vote to carry.)


RM31.7

ACTION

Adopted 

 

 

Review of Order Paper - February 24, 2009
City Council Decision

City Council adopted the February 24, 2009 Order Paper.

Motions (City Council)
Review Order Paper 

February 24, 2009, at 9:43 a.m. - Speaker Bussin advised Council of the following:

 

            Our first item of business today is the Mayor’s Key Matter, Executive Committee Item EX29.8 on Development Charges.

 

            Council will consider Notices of Motions at 2:00 p.m. today if the Mayor’s Key Matter is completed.

 

            Yesterday, Council decided to consider CD22.7 on the Marcus Garvey Centre and GM21.5 on the lease for 3100 Weston Road as the first items of business after the Mayor’s Key Matter and Notices of Motions are completed.


Motion to Adopt Order Paper (Carried)

February 24, 2009, at 9:45 a.m. - That Council adopt the February 24, 2009 Order Paper, without amendment.


Motion to Amend the Order Paper moved by Councillor Suzan Hall (Carried)

February 24, 2009, at 2:52 p.m. - That Council amend the Order Paper and consider Item CD22.8, headed "Update on the Development of a Community Service Hub in the Jamestown/Rexdale Priority Neighbourhood and Negotiations with the Toronto Catholic District School Board for the Reuse of a Surplus School", immediately following Council's completion of the Notices of Motions.

 

(This procedural motion requires a two-thirds vote to carry.)


Vote (Amend the Order Paper)

Feb-24-2009 2:53 PM

Result: Carried Amend Order Paper to consider CD22.8 after Notices of Motions
Yes: 35 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Jenkins, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 3 Ford, Holyday, Perruzza 
Absent: 7 Ashton, Feldman, Filion, Fletcher, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Ootes 

Motion to Extend the Meeting moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Carried)

February 24, 2009, at 6:37 p.m. - That Council vary the Order Paper to allow the release of held Items, and to remain in session until 11:00 p.m. in order to complete the Agenda. 

 

(This procedural motion requires a two-thirds vote to carry.)


Vote (Extend the Meeting)

Feb-24-2009 6:38 PM

Result: Carried Amend Order Paper to Release Holds and Extend to 11 p.m.
Yes: 32 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Miller, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan 
No: 5 Ford, Kelly, Minnan-Wong, Perruzza, Walker 
Absent: 8 Ashton, Feldman, Filion, Fletcher, Jenkins, Mihevc, Ootes, Parker 

Motion to Amend the Order Paper moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

February 24, 2009, at 9:45 p.m. - That Council amend the Order Paper to allow for the release of held Items.  (This procedural motion requires a two-thirds vote to carry.)


Motion to Amend the Order Paper moved by Councillor Mike Del Grande (Carried)

February 24, 2009, at 10:35 p.m. - That Council amend the Order Paper to now consider Item PG23.2, headed "3101 Kennedy Road - Zoning Application - Refusal Report".

 

(This procedural motion requires a two-thirds vote to carry.)


Vote (Amend the Order Paper)

Feb-24-2009 10:40 PM

Result: Carried Amend the Order Paper to now consider Item PG23.2
Yes: 30 Ainslie, Bussin, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Ford, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 1 Davis 
Absent: 14 Ashton, Augimeri, Carroll, Cho, Filion, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Moeser, Ootes, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae 

Motion to Amend the Order Paper moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Carried)

February 24, 2009, at 10:50 p.m. - That Council vary the Order Paper to remain in session past 11:00 p.m. in order to complete the Agenda.

 

(This procedural motion requires a two-thirds vote to carry.)


Vote (Amend the Order Paper)

Feb-24-2009 10:51 PM

Result: Carried Extend meeting to complete the Agenda
Yes: 22 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Lee, Mammoliti, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Perks, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Walker 
No: 10 Di Giorgio, Fletcher, Ford, Giambrone, Grimes, Kelly, Lindsay Luby, McConnell, Pantalone, Vaughan 
Absent: 13 Ashton, Augimeri, Cho, Davis, Feldman, Filion, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza, Rae 

Administrative Inquiries - Meeting 31
IA31.1

Information

Referred 

 

 

New City Corporation - Build Toronto
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, referred Administrative Inquiry IA31.1 from Councillor Michael Walker, Ward 22, St. Paul's, and the Answer from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to the Planning and Growth Management Committee.

Background Information (City Council)
Administrative Inquiry (February 12, 2009) from Councillor Walker and Answer (February 19, 2009) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-19307.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Michael Walker (Carried)

Motion 1 - That Administrative Inquiry IA31.1 from Councillor Michael Walker, and the Answer from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, be referred to the Planning and Growth Management Committee.


Vote (Refer Item)

Feb-23-2009 9:48 AM

Result: Carried AI31.1 - Walker - Refer to PGM Committee
Yes: 21 Ashton, Bussin, Del Grande, Feldman, Ford, Grimes, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Mihevc, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Nunziata, Ootes, Palacio, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 19 Ainslie, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Fletcher, Giambrone, Hall, Heaps, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Miller, Moeser, Moscoe, Pantalone, Perks, Rae 
Absent: 5 Augimeri, Filion, Jenkins, Parker, Perruzza 

Executive Committee - Meeting 29
EX29.1

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Implementation: New Model to Enhance Toronto’s Economic Competitiveness
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

Board Remuneration

 

1.         The recommended rates of remuneration for citizen appointees to the Boards of Directors of Build Toronto and Invest Toronto include attendance at board and committee meetings and service on any subsidiary or associated board.

 

2.         With respect to Build Toronto, the following annual remuneration be set:

 

a.         citizen board members:  an annual retainer of $5,000 plus a per meeting fee of $500 with a cap on total annual remuneration of $15,000;

 

b.         citizen Vice-Chair (while Mayor is Chair):  an annual retainer of $30,000 (with no meeting fee) in recognition that this Vice-Chair will be required to take on additional duties to support the Mayor in his role as Chair;

 

c.         once a citizen assumes the Chair:  the remuneration for a citizen Vice-Chair (if a citizen is Chair) will be set at the same rate as a citizen board member; and

 

d.         citizen Chair:  an annual retainer of $40,000 (with no meeting fee) in recognition of the time demands for client and stakeholder contacts beyond formal board meetings.

 

3.         With respect to Invest Toronto, the following annual remuneration be set:

 

a.         citizen Vice-Chair (Mayor is Chair):  an annual retainer of $15,000 (with no meeting fee) in recognition of the additional duties that would be required to support the Mayor in his role as Chair; and

 

b.         citizen board members:  no remuneration be paid, taking into account the large public service component for serving on this type of board and in keeping with other similar agencies that focus on engaging the private sector in marketing and promotion activities to increase business investment and create desirable jobs.

 

Policy With Respect to the Transfer of Assets to Corporations

 

4.         Council adopt, as the City’s policy with respect to the transfer of assets by the City to corporations, as required by Section 7 of Ontario Regulation 609/06, the proposed By-law attached as Appendix “A”.

 

5.         Authority be granted for the introduction in Council of any bills necessary to implement the foregoing.

 

Toronto Business Development Centre

 

6.         The General Manager of Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, and the City Solicitor be authorized to take any action that he or she determines is necessary and appropriate to remove any provisions or statements that provide, state or suggest that Toronto Business Development Centre, a non-share corporation, is an agent or a representative of the City.

 

Corporate Operating By-laws

 

7.         Council approves By-law No. 1 of City of Toronto Economic Development Corporation and new by-laws for each of Build Toronto Inc. and Invest Toronto Inc. as attached in Appendices B, C and D, with the Build Toronto By-law amended to provide that Build Toronto Inc. meet in public and provide public notice of its agendas and public reports, subject to the provisions of s.190 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, which provides that certain matters may be considered in a closed meeting.

 

General

 

8.         The City Manager be requested to:

 

a.         report to the April 7, 2009 meeting of the Executive Committee on the merits of Invest Toronto Inc. having meetings which are open to the public; and

 

b.         report to the September 8, 2009 meeting of the Executive Committee on how the Strategic Plan from Invest Toronto Inc. aligns with the Toronto Region Research Alliance and the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance.

 

9.         The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer be requested to report annually on the amount and purpose of draws by Build Toronto and Invest Toronto from the $10 million start-up allocation approved by City Council.

Background Information (Committee)
Implementation: New Model to Enhance Toronto's Economic Competitiveness
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18571.pdf)

Amended Appendix B By-law 1 of Build Toronto Inc.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18821.pdf)

Amended Appendix C By-law 1 of Build Toronto Inc.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18822.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 4, 2009) supplementary report from the City Manager (EX29.1a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19071.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Carried)

Motion 1 - That Council adopt the following recommendation contained in the report (February 4, 2009) from the City Manager [EX29.1a]:

 

            That Council amend Recommendation 3 of the Executive Committee by adding the following:

 

b.         citizen board members:  no remuneration be paid, taking into account the large public service component for serving on this type of board and in keeping with other similar agencies that focus on engaging the private sector in marketing and promotion activities to increase business investment and create desirable jobs.


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

Motion 2a - That:

 

1.         Recommendation 7 of the Executive Committee be amended to provide that Build Toronto Inc. meet in public and provide public notice of its agendas and public reports, subject to the provisions of s.190 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, which provides that certain matters may be considered in a closed meeting; and

 

2.         the City Manager be requested to report to the April 7, 2009 meeting of Executive Committee on the merits of Invest Toronto Inc. having meetings which are open to the public.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-23-2009 3:40 PM

Result: Carried EX29.1 - Minnan-Wong - Motion 2A
Yes: 37 Ainslie, Ashton, Bussin, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Ford, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Lee, Lindsay Luby, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Ootes, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 2 Kelly, Thompson 
Absent: 6 Augimeri, Carroll, Filion, Fletcher, Jenkins, Mammoliti 

Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-23-2009 3:41 PM

Result: Carried EX29.1 - Minnan-Wong - Motion 2A - REVOTE
Yes: 39 Ainslie, Ashton, Bussin, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Ford, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Lee, Lindsay Luby, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Ootes, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 1 Kelly 
Absent: 5 Augimeri, Carroll, Filion, Jenkins, Mammoliti 

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, Council reconsider the vote on motion 2a by Councillor Minnan-Wong.

 

Council re-voted on motion 2a by Councillor Minnan-Wong as noted above.


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

Motion 2b -  The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer be requested to report annually on the amount and purpose of draws by Build Toronto and Invest Toronto from the $10 million start-up allocation approved by City Council.


Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Rob Ford (Lost)

Motion 3 - That:

 

1.         Recommendations 1, 2 and 3 of the Executive Committee be deleted; and

 

2.         the necessary by-laws be amended accordingly.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-23-2009 3:38 PM

Result: Lost EX29.1 - Ford - Motion 3
Yes: 2 Del Grande, Ford 
No: 37 Ainslie, Ashton, Bussin, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Ootes, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
Absent: 6 Augimeri, Carroll, Filion, Fletcher, Jenkins, Mammoliti 

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Karen Stintz (Carried)

Motion 4 - The City Manager be requested to report to the September 8, 2009 meeting of the Executive Committee on how the Strategic Plan from Invest Toronto Inc. aligns with the Toronto Region Research Alliance and the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Feb-23-2009 3:43 PM

Result: Carried EX29.1 - Adopt the Item, as amended
Yes: 39 Ainslie, Ashton, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Ootes, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan 
No: 2 Ford, Walker 
Absent: 4 Augimeri, Filion, Jenkins, Mammoliti 

EX29.2

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: 6, 13, 14, 28, 30, 32, 36, 44 

Toronto Beaches Plan
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         Council approve the action plan outlined in Attachment 1 to improve Toronto’s swimming beaches in 2009-10.

 

2.         A three-year pilot project be undertaken at Sunnyside Beach to enclose a portion of the swimming area and provide water that meets Ontario’s recreational water quality standard at a cost not to exceed $1,000,000.00 (net of GST) in 2009.

 

3.         The General Manager of Toronto Water be given authority to sole source the design and/or construction and/or operation of the facility if necessary, in order to have the enclosed swimming area at Sunnyside Beach in operation for the 2009 swimming season.

 

4.         Opportunities to include Blue Flag quality swimming beaches in the development of the Arsenal Lands/Marie Curtis Park West, Colonel Samuel Smith Park and Port Union Waterfront Park Phase 2 be investigated in consultation with adjacent communities and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

 

5.         The General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the General Manager, Toronto Water, and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, be requested to undertake a Request for Proposals (RFP) process requesting qualified designers to submit proposals for the design, construction and installation of a functional and attractive lifeguard stand prototype for potential use on all of Toronto beaches in the future, and that they be requested to submit an Action Report to City Council, through the Parks and Environment Committee, on the costs of the lifeguard stands, once the results of the RFP are known.

 

6.         The Chief of Police be requested to extend lifeguard hours during Extreme Heat Alerts at selected Blue Flag beaches that are not posted against swimming.

 

7.         As planning work is completed, the General Managers of Toronto Water and Parks, Forestry and Recreation report back to the appropriate Standing Committee to identify the Capital budget requirements and operating impact on Parks, Forestry and Recreation services and programs to implement the Toronto Beaches Plan.

 

8.         The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, in consultation with appropriate City officials, be requested to submit a report to the Parks and Environment Committee on opportunities to improve the littoral zone, including the lake bottom within 20 metres of the shore algae impact and landfill debris below the water that undermines the swimming experience at Cherry Beach for 2010.

 

9.         City Council recognize the efforts and partnership of Environmental Defence Canada in the ongoing implementation of the Blue Flag Program.

 

10.       The General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation, be requested to consult with Environmental Defence Canada and report to the Parks and Environment Committee on the impacts of ‘Blue Flag’ status on dogs on and off leash on Blue Flag designated beaches, and specifically on how the Blue Flag status will impact dogs on Kew-Balmy Beach when it is designated as a Blue Flag beach.

 

11.       The Toronto Water Division strive to ensure discharges from Toronto's sewer system meet Provincial water quality standards, specifically Section 53 of the Ontario Water Resources Act, which requires municipalities with combined sewer systems to prevent sewage from entering our waterway, so that water quality at the City’s beaches can be safeguarded.

 

12.       City Council request Prime Minister Harper to commence negotiations with the US Federal Government to amend, in partnership with the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, the 1972 Great Lakes Water Quality Control Agreement, in order to improve the water quality at the City’s beaches.

 

13.       The appropriate City officials be authorized and directed to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

Background Information (Committee)
Toronto Beaches Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18572.pdf)

Toronto Beaches Plan - Attachment 2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18573.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 20, 2009) supplementary report from the General Manager, Toronto Water (EX29.2a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19303.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(February 2, 2009) presentation from the General Manager, Toronto Water, and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, respecting the Toronto Beaches Plan (EX.New.EX29.2.1)
Communications (City Council)
(February 20, 2009) petition from Danielle Cox, Timolin Daniel, Diane McConnell, Dean Will and Chris Yacatto signed by 1303 residents about access to public spaces for people with dogs  (CC.Supp.EX29.2.2)
(February 24, 2009) e-mail from Eileen (CC.New.EX29.2.3)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item moved by Mayor David Miller (Amended)

Motion 1 - That Recommendation 5 of the Executive Committee be deleted, and that Council adopt the following instead:

 

5.         The General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the General Manager, Toronto Water and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, be requested to undertake a Request for Proposals (RFP) process requesting qualified designers to submit proposals for the design, construction and installation of a functional and attractive lifeguard stand prototype for potential use on all of Toronto beaches in the future.

 

(Amended by motion 4)


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-24-2009 9:42 PM

Result: Carried EX29.2 - Miller - Motion 1, as amended
Yes: 29 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Miller, Moeser, Moscoe, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Vaughan 
No: 7 Del Grande, Ford, Holyday, Minnan-Wong, Nunziata, Thompson, Walker 
Absent: 9 Ashton, Augimeri, Filion, Jenkins, Mihevc, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza, Stintz 

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Sandra Bussin (Carried)

Motion 2 - The General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation, be requested to consult with Environmental Defence Canada and report to the Parks and Environment Committee on the impacts of ‘Blue Flag’ status on dogs on and off leash on Blue Flag designated beaches, and specifically on how the Blue Flag status will impact dogs on Kew-Balmy Beach when it is designated as a Blue Flag beach.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-24-2009 9:43 PM

Result: Carried EX29.2 - Bussin - Motion 2
Yes: 36 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Ford, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 0  
Absent: 9 Ashton, Augimeri, Filion, Jenkins, Mihevc, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza, Stintz 

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

Motion 3a - City Council request Prime Minister Harper to commence negotiations with the US Federal Government to amend, in partnership with the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, the 1972 Great Lakes Water Quality Control Agreement, in order to improve the water quality at the City’s beaches.


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

Motion 3b - The Toronto Water Division strive to ensure discharges from Toronto's sewer system meet Provincial water quality standards, specifically Section 53 of the Ontario Water Resources Act, which requires municipalities with combined sewer systems to prevent sewage from entering our waterway, so that water quality at the City’s beaches can be safeguarded.


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

Motion 4 - That motion 1 by Mayor Miller be amended by adding the words "and that they be requested to submit an Action Report to City Council, through the Parks and Environment Committee, on the costs of the lifeguard stands, once the results of the RFP are known", so that the motion now reads as follows:

 

5.         The General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the General Manager, Toronto Water, and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, be requested to undertake a Request for Proposals (RFP) process requesting qualified designers to submit proposals for the design, construction and installation of a functional and attractive lifeguard stand prototype for potential use on all of Toronto beaches in the future, and that they be requested to submit an Action Report to City Council, through the Parks and Environment Committee, on the costs of the lifeguard stands, once the results of the RFP are known.


Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Doug Holyday (Lost)

Motion 5 - That Recommendations 2 and 3 of the Executive Committee be deleted.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-24-2009 9:37 PM

Result: Lost EX29.2 - Holyday - Motion 5
Yes: 9 Del Grande, Feldman, Ford, Holyday, Minnan-Wong, Nunziata, Shiner, Stintz, Vaughan 
No: 28 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Miller, Moeser, Moscoe, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Thompson, Walker 
Absent: 8 Ashton, Augimeri, Filion, Jenkins, Mihevc, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza 

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Karen Stintz (Lost)

Motion 6 - That:

 

1.         Recommendation 3 of the Executive Committee be amended to include a provision that the results of the RFP come to Council for final consideration.

 

2.         City Council request the Toronto Waterfront Corporation to consider funding the $1 million cost of the pilot project.

 

3.         The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, be requested to report further to Council with respect to Parts 1 and 2 above, at such time as Council considers the issue of the 39 school pools that currently do not receive City funding.

 

(Part 3 was ruled out of order)


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-24-2009 9:39 PM

Result: Lost EX29.2 - Stintz - Motion 6, Parts 1 and 2
Yes: 14 Del Grande, Feldman, Ford, Grimes, Holyday, Lee, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Nunziata, Palacio, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Walker 
No: 23 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Fletcher, Giambrone, Hall, Heaps, Kelly, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Miller, Moeser, Moscoe, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Vaughan 
Absent: 8 Ashton, Augimeri, Filion, Jenkins, Mihevc, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza 

Ruling by Speaker Sandra Bussin
Speaker Bussin ruled Part 3 of motion 6 by Councillor Stintz out of order as it attempts to defer a decision related to this Item until Council considers a separate matter.

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, Council end the debate on this Item and take the vote immediately. 

 

(This procedural motion requires a two-thirds vote to carry.)


Vote (End Debate)

Feb-24-2009 9:35 PM

Result: Carried EX29.2 - End Debate
Yes: 32 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Ford, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan 
No: 4 Holyday, Kelly, Minnan-Wong, Walker 
Absent: 9 Ashton, Augimeri, Filion, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza 

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Feb-24-2009 9:44 PM

Result: Carried EX29.2 - Adopt the Item, as amended
Yes: 33 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 3 Ford, Holyday, Nunziata 
Absent: 9 Ashton, Augimeri, Filion, Jenkins, Mihevc, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza, Stintz 

EX29.3

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Cost Savings Analysis of the Enhanced Streets to Homes Program
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in consultation with the Acting Deputy Manager and Chief Financial Officer, report in mid-2010 to the Executive Committee on quantifiable savings and costs based on surveys and analysis of changes in service use patterns for individuals who received service through the enhanced Street to Homes Program.

 

2.         The City Manager request the Federal and Provincial Governments to cost share the enhanced Streets to Homes Program.

 

3.         The General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, be requested to work with the Medical Officer of Health to consider ways to address the immediate health needs of clients of the Streets to Homes program.

Background Information (Committee)
Cost Savings Analysis of the Enhanced Streets to Homes Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18574.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

EX29.5

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto Just for Laughs Comedy Festival - Extension of Tourism Event Development Loan
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize the extension of the repayment term of the Tourism Event Development Loan to the Toronto Just For Laughs Comedy Festival for $500,000 to December 31, 2010, in form satisfactory to the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the City Solicitor.

 

2.         The General Manager of Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, be directed to assist the organizers of the Toronto Just For Laughs Comedy Festival with any technical assistance and operational support and services necessary from other City of Toronto divisions and agencies who will be providing services to the organizers and to explore opportunities to provide additional financial assistance via new and existing City of Toronto programs.

Background Information (Committee)
Toronto Just For Laughs Comedy Festival ύ Extension of Tourism Event Development Loan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18576.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item)

Feb-24-2009 7:38 PM

Result: Carried EX29.5 - Adopt the Item
Yes: 29 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Kelly, Lee, Mammoliti, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 2 Ford, Holyday 
Absent: 14 Ashton, Augimeri, De Baeremaeker, Filion, Fletcher, Giambrone, Jenkins, Lindsay Luby, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza 

EX29.6

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

City of Toronto Investment Policy
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The City’s Investment Policy, as attached to this report in Appendix A, be approved effective February 28, 2009.

Background Information (Committee)
City of Toronto Investment Policy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18577.pdf)


EX29.7

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

Purchasing Decisions Under the Policy on Donations to the City for Community Benefits
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The Policy on Donations to the City for Community Benefits be amended to include the following language at the end of section 1.7:

 

Any bidder or proponent found to be in violation of this policy may be subject to disqualification from the procurement process or future procurement processes at the discretion of City Council.

 

2.         The Director of Purchasing and Materials Management be directed to make potential bidders and proponents aware of the Policy on Donations to the City for Community Benefits, as amended, by ensuring that the Policy is included in the City’s Policies and Legislation set out on the City of Toronto website and referenced in all call documents issued by the City.

 

3.         The Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer be requested to report back to the Executive Committee in 18 months time on any necessary revisions to the Policy.

Background Information (Committee)
Purchasing Decisions Under the Policy on Donations to the City for Community Benefits
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18578.pdf)


EX29.8

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Development Charges – Discussion of Comments Received and Revisions to Proposed By-law
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         Council adopt the Development Charge By-law, attached as Appendix 1 to the report (January 19, 2009) from the City Manager and the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, with the following amendments:

 

a.         the development charge rates being frozen at the existing levels, except for annual indexing as provided for in the proposed by-law, until January 31, 2011;

 

b.         the phasing of the increases in development charges as outlined in the by-law commencing from February 1, 2011;

 

c.         substituting the definition of Industrial Uses with the following:

 

“INDUSTRIAL USES — Lands, buildings or structures used or designed or intended for use for or in connection with manufacturing, producing or processing of goods, warehousing or bulk storage of goods, self storage facility, distribution centre, truck terminal, research and development in connection with manufacturing, producing or processing of goods, and:

 

A.        Includes office uses and the sale of commodities to the general public where such uses are accessory to and subordinate to an industrial use.

 

B.         Does not include:

 

(1)        a building used exclusively for office or administrative purposes unless it is attached to an industrial building or structure as defined above; or

 

(2)        warehouse clubs and retail warehouses, including commercial establishments which have as their principal use the sale of goods and merchandise in a warehouse format.”; and

 

d.         adding the following clause to Section 415-8 of the by-law:

 

“The amount of the development charge payable upon the issuance of a building permit shall be reduced by an amount equal to the applicable percentage of charge by service, as set out in Schedules A and B at the end of this chapter, for each service for which payment has previously been made under the terms of a subdivision agreement entered into with the City pursuant to Section 51 of the Planning Act.”

 

2.         Council determine that no further public meeting is necessary in order to deal with the modifications made to the development charge by-law as noted above following the date of the public meeting, pursuant to section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997.

 

3.         The City Solicitor, in consultation with the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, be authorized to make such stylistic and technical amendments to the by-law as necessary to give effect to the these recommendations.

 

4.         For the purpose of complying with the Development Charges Act, 1997, Council adopt the City of Toronto 2008 Development Charge Background Study dated October 23, 2008, as revised by the Addendum dated January 13, 2009.

 

5.         For the purpose of complying with the Development Charges Act, 1997, Council adopt the growth forecast and the development-related capital forecast and program contained in the Background Study as evidence that Council intends to ensure that the increase in need for service attributable to anticipated development will be met.

 

6.         City Council receive the report dated October 27, 2008, from the City Manager and the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, entitled “Development Charges - Background Study and Proposed By-law”.

 

7.         The Mayor be requested to include an economist from a Toronto area university on the Development Industry Working Group.

 

8.         The City Manager be requested to report to Council, through the Executive Committee, no later than June 2009, on the possibility of seeking the removal of the following development charge exclusions:

 

a.         the statutory deduction under ss.5(1)8 of the Development Charges Act for all additional transit expansion to match the deduction accorded to the Spadina subway extension presently underway; and

 

b.         the exclusion under §5(3)4(ii) of the Development Charges Act as it pertains to computers for libraries, schools, community centres and any other facilities that provide computers to which the public has access.

 

9.         The City Manager be requested to report to the Executive Committee, no later than June 2009, on a mechanism to ensure that, in contemplation of the expansion of any future servicing capacity, the provisions of §5(1)5 of the Development Charges Act are taken into account.

 

10.       The City Solicitor be requested to report to the Executive Committee, no later than June 2009, on the enactment of a by-law under the City of Toronto Act to establish consumer protection measures requiring full disclosure to all purchasers of all Development Charges payable at the time of entering into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale, and whether the City can require that development and other municipal charges be included in the advertised sale price of a dwelling unit and not charged separately at time of closing.

Background Information (Committee)
Development Charges - Discussion of Comments Received and Revisions to Proposed By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18579.pdf)

Addendum to City of Toronto 2008 Development Charge Background Study dated October 23, 2008
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18580.pdf)

City of Toronto - Proposed Development Charge By-law - Presentation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18825.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 16, 2009) supplementary report from the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer (EX29.8b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19095.pdf)

(February 19, 2009) supplementary report from the City Solicitor (EX29.8c)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19312.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(January 26, 2009) e-mail from Terry Bryk (EX.Main.EX29.8.1)
(January 26, 2009) e-mail from George Currie (EX.Main.EX29.8.2)
(January 26, 2009) e-mail from William deBacker, President, Edithvale-Yonge Community Association (EX.Main.EX29.8.3)
(January 27, 2009) e-mail from Barbara Wilkes (EX.Main.EX29.8.4)
(January 27, 2009) e-mail from Bob McClellan (EX.Main.EX29.8.5)
(January 27, 2009) e-mail from Shelagh Wilkinson (EX.Main.EX29.8.6)
(January 27, 2009) e-mail from David Bawden (EX.Main.EX29.8.7)
(January 30, 2009) e-mail from Patrick Berne (EX.Main.EX29.8.8)
(January 30, 2009) e-mail from George Milbrandt, Co-Chair, FoNTRA and Peter Baker, Co-Chair, FoNTRA (EX.Main.EX29.8.9)
(January 30, 2009) e-mail from Cindy Weiner, President, St. Andrew's Ratepayers Association (EX.Main.EX29.8.10)
(February 1, 2009) e-mail from Hilde Reis-Smart, Teddington Park Residents Association (EX.Main.EX29.8.11)
(January 29, 2009) e-mail from Helmut Hock, President, Lawrence Park Ratepayers Association (EX.Main.EX29.8.12)
(January 28, 2009) e-mail from Maggie Olah (EX.Main.EX29.8.13)
(January 29, 2009) e-mail from Helmut Hock (EX.Main.EX29.8.14)
(January 28, 2009) e-mail from George Fletcher (EX.Main.EX29.9.15)
(January 29, 2009) e-mail from Fred Theysmeyer (EX.Main.EX29.8.16)
(January 30, 2009) e-mail from Barbara Falby (EX.Main.EX29.8.17)
(January 30, 2009) e-mail from Gary Sills (EX.Main.EX29.8.18)
(January 30, 2009) e-mail from Dianne Ratcliffe (EX.Main.EX29.8.19)
(February 2, 2009) e-mail from John Cockerill (EX.Main.EX29.8.20)
(February 1, 2009) e-mail from Bob Horne (EX.Main.EX29.8.21)
(February 1, 2009) e-mail from Terry West, President, Don Mills Residents Inc. (EX.Main.EX29.8.22)
(February 1, 2009) e-mail from Cindy Cohanim (EX.Main.EX29.8.23)
(February 1, 2009) e-mail from Michael Hanson (EX.Main.EX29.8.24)
(February 1, 2009) e-mail from Leanna Mamatis (EX.Main.EX29.8.25)
(January 31, 2009) e-mail from Robina and George McNeil-Smith (EX.Main.EX29.8.26)
(January 31, 2009) e-mail from Cameron Ferguson (EX.Main.EX29.8.27)
(January 30, 2009) e-mail from Paul Chamberlain (EX.Main.EX29.8.28)
(January 30, 2009) e-mail from Cameron Ferguson (EX.Main.EX29.8.29)
(January 30, 2009) e-mail from Dana Dvorak (EX.Main.EX29.8.30)
(February 2, 2009) e-mail from Rashmi Nathwani (EX.Main.EX29.8.31)
(February 2, 2009) presentation from the City Manager and the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer - Proposed Development Charge By-law (EX.Main.EX29.8.32)
(February 2, 2009) submission from Mr. Stephen Dupuis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Building Industry and Land Development Association (EX.Main.EX29.8.33)
Communications (City Council)
(February 4, 2009) e-mail from Mavis McDonald  (CC.Main.EX29.8.34)
(February 3, 2009) e-mail from Marion Hall  (CC.Main.EX29.8.35)
(February 3, 2009) e-mail from John T. McCord  (CC.Main.EX29.8.36)
(February 5, 2009) e-mail from John Crean  (CC.Main.EX29.8.37)
(February 16, 2009) e-mail from Lynda Brearley  (CC.Main.EX29.8.38)
(February 5, 2009) letter from Jonathan P. Wheler, President, Talus Capital Corp.  (CC.Supp.EX29.9.39)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Cliff Jenkins (Lost)

Motion 1a - That:

 

1.         Recommendation 1 of the Executive Committee be deleted.

 

2.         City Council adopt a revised Development Charge by-law which does not contain any provisions for the phasing-in of development charges, so that the full charges will come into effect on May 1, 2009.

 

3.         The City Solicitor be directed to submit the necessary bill to Council for enactment.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-24-2009 6:28 PM

Result: Lost EX29.8 - Jenkins - Motion 1a
Yes: 3 Jenkins, Parker, Walker 
No: 38 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Ford, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan 
Absent: 4 Ashton, Filion, Fletcher, Ootes 

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cliff Jenkins (Lost)

Motion 1b - That, if the Mayor agrees to establish a Development Industry Working Group as requested by the Executive Committee to consider the recommendations of the "Building a Sustainable Toronto" organization, the composition of that group be broadened by the inclusion of one representative of a ratepayer organization and one City Councillor from each of the Community Council areas.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-24-2009 6:31 PM

Result: Lost EX29.8 - Jenkins - Motion 1b
Yes: 15 Del Grande, Ford, Grimes, Jenkins, Lee, Mihevc, Milczyn, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Parker, Shiner, Stintz, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 26 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Giambrone, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Pantalone, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Thompson 
Absent: 4 Ashton, Filion, Fletcher, Ootes 

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Norman Kelly (Carried)

Motion 2a - That Council adopt the following recommendation contained in the report (February 16, 2009) from the Acting City Manager and Chief Financial Officer [EX29.8b]:

 

1.         Council amend the proposed Development Charges By-law by substituting the definition of Industrial Uses with the following:

 

INDUSTRIAL USES — Lands, buildings or structures used or designed or intended for use for or in connection with manufacturing, producing or processing of goods, warehousing or bulk storage of goods, self storage facility, distribution centre, truck terminal, research and development in connection with manufacturing, producing or processing of goods, and:

 

A.        Includes office uses and the sale of commodities to the general public where such uses are accessory to and subordinate to an industrial use.

 

            B.         Does not include:

           

            (1)        a building used exclusively for office or administrative purposes unless it is attached to an industrial building or structure as defined above; or

 

            (2)        warehouse clubs and retail warehouses, including commercial establishments which have as their principal use the sale of goods and merchandise in a warehouse format.

 

2.         Council authorize and direct the appropriate City staff to take necessary action to give effect thereto.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-24-2009 6:30 PM

Result: Carried EX29.8 - Kelly - Motion 2a
Yes: 41 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Ford, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Jenkins, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 0  
Absent: 4 Ashton, Filion, Fletcher, Ootes 

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Norman Kelly (Carried)

Motion 2b - That Council adopt the following recommendation contained in the report (February 19, 2009) from the City Solicitor [EX29.8c]:

 

That the City Solicitor be authorized to amend the proposed Development Charge By-law, attached to the report (January 19, 2009) from the City Manager and the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, by adding the following clause to Section 415-8 of the by-law:

 

“The amount of the development charge payable upon the issuance of a building permit shall be reduced by an amount equal to the applicable percentage of charge by service, as set out in Schedules A and B at the end of this chapter, for each service for which payment has previously been made under the terms of a subdivision agreement entered into with the City pursuant to Section 51 of the Planning Act.”

 

And that Council determine that no further public meeting is necessary in order to deal with this modification made to the Development Charge By-law, pursuant to section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997.


Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Carried)

Motion 3a -  The City Solicitor be requested to report to the Executive Committee, no later than June 2009, on the enactment of a by-law under the City of Toronto Act to establish consumer protection measures requiring full disclosure to all purchasers of all Development Charges payable at the time of entering into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale, and whether the City can require that development and other municipal charges be included in the advertised sale price of a dwelling unit and not charged separately at time of closing.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-24-2009 6:34 PM

Result: Carried EX29.8 - Moscoe - Motion 3a
Yes: 27 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Ford, Giambrone, Hall, Heaps, Jenkins, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Perruzza, Saundercook, Thompson 
No: 14 Augimeri, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Grimes, Holyday, Kelly, McConnell, Minnan-Wong, Parker, Rae, Shiner, Stintz, Vaughan, Walker 
Absent: 4 Ashton, Filion, Fletcher, Ootes 

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Carried)

Motion 3b - The City Manager be requested to report to Council, through the Executive Committee, no later than June 2009, on the possibility of seeking the removal of the following development charge exclusions:

 

1.         the statutory deduction under ss.5(1)8 of the Development Charges Act for all additional transit expansion to match the deduction accorded to the Spadina subway extension presently underway; and

 

2.         the exclusion under §5(3)4(ii) of the Development Charges Act as it pertains to computers for libraries, schools, community centres and any other facilities that provide computers to which the public has access.


Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Carried)

Motion 3c - The City Manager be requested to report to the Executive Committee, no later than June 2009, on a mechanism to ensure that, in contemplation of the expansion of any future servicing capacity, the provisions of §5(1)5 of the Development Charges Act are taken into account.


Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Karen Stintz (Carried)

Motion 4 - The Mayor be requested to include an economist from a Toronto area university on the Development Industry Working Group.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-24-2009 6:33 PM

Result: Carried EX29.8 - Stintz - Motion 4
Yes: 23 Ainslie, Augimeri, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Ford, Grimes, Holyday, Jenkins, Lee, Mihevc, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 18 Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Giambrone, Hall, Heaps, Kelly, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Miller, Moeser, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook 
Absent: 4 Ashton, Filion, Fletcher, Ootes 

Motion to Amend the Order Paper (Carried)

Speaker Bussin proposed that Council hold down the vote on this Item until Mayor Miller returns to the Chamber.  Council concurred.  (This procedural motion requires a two-thirds vote to carry.)


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Feb-24-2009 6:36 PM

Result: Carried EX29.8 - Adopt the Item, as amended
Yes: 39 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Ford, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan 
No: 2 Jenkins, Walker 
Absent: 4 Ashton, Filion, Fletcher, Ootes 

8a Development Charges - Background Study and Proposed By-law
Background Information (Committee)
Development Charges - Background Study and Proposed By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18584.pdf)

City of Toronto Development Charge - Background Study
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18585.pdf)

City of Toronto 2008 Development Charge By-law Review - Presentation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18586.pdf)


EX29.9

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 41 

Development Charge Credit Agreement - 3700 Midland Avenue
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve the Development Charge Credit Agreement between Kreadar Enterprises Limited and the City as attached as Appendix 1.

 

2.         City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City staff to take necessary action to give effect thereto.

Background Information (Committee)
Development Charge Credit Agreement - 3700 Midland Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18593.pdf)

Appendix 1: Development Charge Credit Agreement
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18594.pdf)


EX29.10

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Toronto 2015 Pan American/ParaPan American Games Bid
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve funding a share of the Capital cost of upgrading certain City-owned facilities and roads, as identified in Table 1 contained in the report (January 22, 2009) from the City Manager, to bring them up to standard for use as competition and training venues for the 2015 Pan Am Games, up to a maximum City investment of $12 million.

 

2.         City Council support the development, at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, of a competitive aquatic centre and a multi-sport field house, in partnership with the University of Toronto, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the Canadian Centre for Sport Ontario and the Canadian Olympic Committee, according to the following principles:

 

a.         the City and the University of Toronto will share equally in funding 44 percent of the Capital costs required to build the facilities up to a maximum cap on the City’s contribution of $37.5 million;

 

b.         the Federal and Provincial Governments will fund the remainder of the Capital costs (56 percent) and the Provincial Government will provide a guarantee to fund any Capital cost overruns;

 

c.         the Organizing Committee for the 2015 Pan Am Games will be responsible for project management, construction and delivery of the facilities;

 

d.         land for development of the facilities will be provided by the City and the University in an “as is” condition for nominal consideration;

 

e.         ownership of the facilities, including beneficial rights associated with ownership, will vest with the City or the City and the University jointly;

 

f.          the Canadian Sports Institute Ontario will be a tenant in the facility and will support the operating cost of the facility through rental payments that reflect its proportionate share of facility activities;

 

g.         general use agreements will be developed as required to provide access to the general community and to the student community; and

 

h.         sufficient funding will be provided from the legacy endowment included in the 2015 Pan Am Games operating budget to offset potential operating deficits during post-Games use of the facilities.

 

3.         City Council request the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report on the details of the 49.5 million ($2008) in expenditures, including timing and funding source, as part of the 2010 Capital Budget process.

 

4.         City Council authorize the City Manager to negotiate, approve and execute, on behalf of the City of Toronto, to the satisfaction of the City Manager and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor:

 

a.         a Multi-Party Agreement with the Federal Government, Provincial Government, Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), Bid Corporation, other Ontario municipalities, universities and other funding partners, that describes how the parties intend to deliver the Pan American/ParaPan American Games if the Bid is successful, specifies and formalizes the distribution of venues and associated Capital works, and sets out and legally binds all of the financial contributors and partners in regard to their Capital contributions and benefits; and that such agreement allow for adjustments to the contribution amounts to recognize Capital cost inflation;

 

b.         a Host City Agreement with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the Pan American Sports Association (PASO) that provides the formal commitment to accept the award of the Games, and to host and deliver them in line with PASO statutes and regulations; and

 

c.         such supplementary agreements consistent with the obligations of the parties under the Multi-party Agreement and Host City Agreement and with the principles contained in Part 2.

 

5.         City Council require that, as a pre-condition to the entering into of the Host City Agreement, the Provincial and Federal Governments will have entered into legally binding commitments for their respective funding contributions and guarantees and that the City Solicitor be instructed to ensure that those commitments are legally binding on them and enforceable by the City without qualification, including their status as Crown.

Background Information (Committee)
Toronto 2015 Pan American/ParaPan American Games Bid
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18591.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 5, 2009) supplementary report from the City Manager (EX29.10a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19072.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(February 2, 2009) letter from David Naylor, President, University of Toronto (EX.New.EX29.10.1)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item)

Feb-23-2009 12:01 PM

Result: Carried EX29.10 - Adopt the Item
Yes: 37 Ainslie, Ashton, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Ford, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Ootes, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan 
No: 1 Walker 
Absent: 7 Augimeri, Bussin, Filion, Fletcher, Giambrone, Jenkins, Shiner 

EX29.12

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

2008-2009 Recipients of City of Toronto Scholarships at the University of Toronto
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.        City Council receive, for information, the report (January 12, 2009) from the City Manager, entitled "2008-2009 Recipients of City of Toronto Scholarships at the University of Toronto".

Background Information (Committee)
2008-2009 Recipients of City of Toronto Scholarships at the University of Toronto
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18587.pdf)


EX29.13

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Extension of the Indemnity Policy to Directors of Agencies, Boards and Commissions
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council extend the City’s indemnification policy, as amended by City Council in July 2008, to directors of those agencies, boards, commissions, corporations and special purpose bodies included in the City’s Errors and Omissions insurance policy as outlined in Attachment A.

 

2.         All future amendments to the indemnification policy, including any future indemnity for Municipal Conflict of Interest apply to those agencies, boards, commissions, corporations and special purpose bodies included in the City’s Errors and Omissions insurance policy.

 

3.         The City Solicitor prepare a consolidated version of the City indemnification policy for distribution to the affected agencies, boards, commissions and special purpose bodies.

Background Information (Committee)
Extension of the Indemnity Policy to Directors of Agencies, Boards and Commissions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18588.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 11, 2009) supplementary report from the City Manager (EX29.13a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19084.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

EX29.14

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

Late Applications under the Property Tax Rebate Program for Registered Charities
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         For property tax rebate applications related to the 2007 taxation year and onward, and provided that the Province of Ontario agrees to cover the cost of the education component of the grant, Council approve a grant program to provide one-time grants to registered charities equivalent to the property tax rebate of 40 percent of eligible taxes for municipal and school purposes that would have been payable if the rebate application had been received prior to the legislated deadline, under the following circumstances:

 

a.         the registered charity has submitted an application to the City for a property tax rebate under the City’s Property Tax Rebate Program for Registered Charities (the “Rebate Program”) after the deadline of the last day of February of the year following the year in respect of which the application is made but prior to the end of that same calendar year (December 31st);

 

b.         but for the lateness of the application, the registered charity is otherwise eligible for a tax rebate under the Rebate Program;

 

c.         the applicant has received a rebate in any prior year under the City’s Rebate Program for Registered Charities;

 

d.         a registered charity is eligible for a grant under this grant program on a one-time and a one-taxation-year only basis, so that any registered charity who received such a grant in respect of a taxation year is no longer eligible to receive additional grants under this grant program in subsequent taxation years;

 

e.         all such grants be deemed to be in the interests of the City;

 

f.          authority be delegated to the Director of Revenue Services to administer this grant program in accordance with the recommendations herein, and to issue grants to eligible charities; and

 

g.         grants provided under this program be funded from the non-program tax deficiency account, with Business Improvement Area (BIA) amounts to be recovered from affected BIAs.

 

2.         The Province of Ontario be requested to:

 

a.         share in the cost of the grants recommended by Recommendation 1 on the same basis as it shares in property tax rebates under the Rebate Program;

 

b.         amend the City of Toronto Act, 2006 (the “Act”) so as to permit the City to set its own application deadlines for tax rebate programs it administers; and

 

c.         amend Ontario Regulation 121/07 (the “Regulation”) to allow grants recommended by Recommendation 1 to be deemed to be rebates made under section 329 of the Act for the purposes of sections 8 and 9 of the Regulation.

 

3.         In the event the Province of Ontario does not agree to share in the cost of grants provided on that same basis at it shares in property tax rebates provided under the Rebate Program, Council approve a grant program to provide one‑time grants to registered charities equivalent to the municipal portion only (including BIA amounts) of the property tax rebate that would have been payable under the Rebate Program had the rebate application been received prior to the legislated deadline, under the same circumstances identified in Part 1, above.

Background Information (Committee)
Late Applications under the Property Tax Rebate Program for Registered Charities
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18595.pdf)

Notice of Motion titled - "The Aphasia Institute, 75 Scarsdale Road - Grant Request" dated October 10, 2008 (EX26.40)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18596.pdf)


EX29.16

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

Housing Opportunities Toronto Update - Setting Toronto’s Affordable Housing Agenda for 2009
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The affordable housing priorities for 2009 include the finalization of Toronto’s ten-year affordable housing action plan, securing the renewal of federal/provincial affordable housing programs, contributing to the development of Ontario’s long-term affordable housing strategy and working with our partners to achieve new federal investments and a national housing strategy.

Background Information (Committee)
Housing Opportunities Toronto Update - Setting Toronto's Affordable Housing Agenda for 2009
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18603.pdf)


EX29.17

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 11, 14, 17, 18, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 35 

Completing Affordable Homes with Investments from the Canada-Ontario-Toronto Affordable Housing Program Presentation Item
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The Director, Affordable Housing Office, work with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to complete AHP investments in Toronto prior to the expiry of the Program on March 31, 2010.

 

2.         Authority be granted to the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to re-allocate any residual AHP Rental and Supportive Component funding to previously approved Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) developments at 60 Richmond Street East, West Don Lands McCord site, 501 Adelaide Street East and 88‑90 Carlton Street, subject to Provincial approval and on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Director, Affordable Housing Office.

 

3.         Authority be granted to the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to re-allocate any further residual AHP funding to either the rental and supportive component and/or the housing allowance component, subject to Provincial approval and on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Director, Affordable Housing Office.

 

4.         Authority be granted to exempt from municipal and school taxes all units of affordable housing located at TCHC projects at 60 Richmond Street East, 88‑90 Carlton Street and 501 Adelaide Street East for a period of 25 years from the date of the first occupancy of the buildings.

 

5.         Authority be granted to exempt from municipal and education taxes the affordable housing units in the Regent Park Phase One Revitalization Plan Area, being the units located at 1 Oak Street, 30 Regent Street, and 246‑252 Sackville Avenue for a period of 25 years from the date of first occupancy of the buildings.

 

6.         Authority be granted to the Director, Affordable Housing Office to work with TCHC to reallocate previously approved TCHC Federal Housing Trust Funds – Delivering Opportunities for Ontario Renters Initiative (DOOR) funds to other TCHC initiatives to maximize available affordable housing opportunities for local residents.

 

7.         The Director, Affordable Housing Office, report to the Affordable Housing Committee on details of any funding reallocations of previously approved projects.

 

8.         The Director, Affordable Housing Office, be authorized and directed to enter into and execute, on behalf of the City, any municipal capital facility agreements, amending agreements or any other documents required, as a result of approval of any of the above recommendations by Council, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

9.         City Council approve Affordable Housing Program Rental and Supportive unit allocations to Toronto Community Housing Corporation in the amount of 26 units at 60 Richmond Street East and 91 units at West Don Lands McCord site as confirmed by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on December 29, 2008.

 

10.       Toronto Community Housing Corporation be allocated seventy-six home ownership loans through the Affordable Housing Program and matching funds from the Affordable Housing Program Housing Allowance conversion to be made available to eligible households purchasing new homes as part of the revitalization of Regent Park.

Background Information (Committee)
Completing Affordable Homes with Investments from the Canada-Ontario-Toronto Affordable Housing Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18604.pdf)

Presentation - Completing AHP Initiatives 2009
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18824.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(February 2, 2009) presentation from the Affordable Housing Office - Completing AHP Initiatives 2009 (EX.New.EX29.17.1)

EX29.18

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: 11 

Facilitating Twenty New Habitat for Humanity Homes through City Fees and Charges Relief at 1500 Weston Road
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         In recognition of the development of 20 units of affordable ownership family housing at 1500 Weston Road by Habitat for Humanity Toronto, authority be granted to the Director of the Affordable Housing Office to provide a grant from the Capital Revolving Fund for Affordable Housing (CRF) to Habitat for Humanity Toronto, in the amount of $338,266.00, to assist in the payment of the City’s Development Charges and Planning and Building Permit Fees and the Parkland Dedication Requirements.

 

2.         Authority be granted to the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to enter into and execute any agreements deemed necessary, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Director, Affordable Housing Office and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3.         The Director of the Affordable Housing Office be requested to report to the next meeting of the Affordable Housing Committee with an analysis of the contributions made to Habitat for Humanity for their projects contained in Executive Committee Items EX29.18, EX29.19, EX29.20 and EX29.21, as it relates to the total contributions made to Habitat for Humanity over the past two (2) years.

Background Information (Committee)
Facilitating Twenty New Habitat for Humanity Homes through City Fees and Charges Relief at 1500 Weston Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18606.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

Motion 1 - The Director of the Affordable Housing Office be requested to report to the next meeting of the Affordable Housing Committee with an analysis of the contributions made to Habitat for Humanity for their projects contained in Executive Committee Items EX29.18, EX29.19, EX29.20 and EX29.21, as it relates to the total contributions made to Habitat for Humanity over the past two (2) years.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

EX29.19

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: 9 

Sale of a Portion of the Closed Magellan Drive to Habitat for Humanity Toronto Inc.
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The Offer to Purchase from Habitat for Humanity Toronto Inc. (“Habitat”) to purchase a portion of closed Magellan Drive shown on Plan 3621, also designated as Parts 1 and 4 on Plan 64R‑10559, and shown as Parts 1 - 4 on Sketch No. PS-2007-283 (the “Sketch”), subject to an existing easement over Parts 2 and 4 on the Sketch in favour of Bell Canada (the “Property”), in the amount of $380,000.00 less a forgivable Vendor Take Back Mortgage in the amount of $360,000.00, be accepted substantially on the terms and conditions outlined in Appendix “A” to this report.

 

2.         Each of the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director of Real Estate Services be authorized severally to accept the Offer to Purchase on behalf of the City.

 

3.         The City Solicitor be authorized to complete the transaction on behalf of the City, including paying any necessary expenses, amending the closing, due diligence and other dates, and amending and waiving terms and conditions, on such terms as she considers reasonable.

 

4.         Authority be granted for the City to make or provide its consent as owner to any regulatory applications by Habitat and to grant licences for a term of up to six months, renewable for up to three months, for the purposes of entering onto the Property to carry out pre-development activities and that the Director of Real Estate Services, or his designate be authorized to execute the applications, consents and licences; and

 

5.         Appendix “A” of this report be amended by replacing (10) affordable housing units to 2 affordable housing units.

 

6.         The Director of the Affordable Housing Office be requested to report to the next meeting of the Affordable Housing Committee with an analysis of the contributions made to Habitat for Humanity for their projects contained in Executive Committee Items EX29.18, EX29.19, EX29.20 and EX29.21, as it relates to the total contributions made to Habitat for Humanity over the past two (2) years.

Background Information (Committee)
Sale of a Portion of the Closed Magellan Drive to Habitat for Humanity Toronto Inc
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18607.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

Motion 1 - The Director of the Affordable Housing Office be requested to report to the next meeting of the Affordable Housing Committee with an analysis of the contributions made to Habitat for Humanity for their projects contained in Executive Committee Items EX29.18, EX29.19, EX29.20 and EX29.21, as it relates to the total contributions made to Habitat for Humanity over the past two (2) years.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Feb-24-2009 6:44 PM

Result: Carried EX29.19 - Adopt the Item, as amended
Yes: 30 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Feldman, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Vaughan 
No: 2 Ford, Holyday 
Absent: 13 Ashton, Carroll, Di Giorgio, Filion, Fletcher, Jenkins, Kelly, Mihevc, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza, Thompson, Walker 

EX29.20

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: 12 

Sale of Land Adjoining 47 Touchstone Drive to Habitat for Humanity Toronto Inc.
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The Offer to Purchase from Habitat for Humanity Toronto Inc. (“Habitat”) to purchase a parcel of land adjoining 47 Touchstone Drive being part of Block 268 on Plan 66M-2340 and shown as Part 1 on Sketch No. PS-2008-161 (the “Sketch”), subject to existing easements over a portion of Part 1 on the Sketch in favour of Toronto Hydro and Enbridge Consumers Gas (the “Property”), in the amount of $230,000.00 less a forgivable Vendor Take Back Mortgage in the amount of $210,000.00, be accepted substantially on the terms and conditions outlined in Appendix “A” to this report.

 

2.         Authority be granted to rescind the surplus land declaration of a strip of land shown as Part 2 on the Sketch (“Part 2”) as it is required for municipal purposes.

 

3.         Authority be granted to jurisdictionally transfer Part 2 to the Toronto Transit Commission for inclusion as part of the walkway, shown as Part 3 on the Sketch.

 

4.         Each of the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director of Real Estate Services be authorized severally to accept the Offer to Purchase on behalf of the City.

 

5.         The City Solicitor be authorized to complete the transaction on behalf of the City, including paying any necessary expenses, amending the closing, due diligence and other dates, and amending and waiving terms and conditions, on such terms as she considers reasonable.

 

6.         Authority be granted for the City to make or provide its consent as owner to any regulatory applications by Habitat and to grant licences for a term of up to six months, renewable for up to three months, for the purposes of entering onto the Property to carry out pre-development activities and that the Director of Real Estate Services, or his designate be authorized to execute the applications, consents and licences.

 

7.         The Director of the Affordable Housing Office be requested to report to the next meeting of the Affordable Housing Committee with an analysis of the contributions made to Habitat for Humanity for their projects contained in Executive Committee Items EX29.18, EX29.19, EX29.20 and EX29.21, as it relates to the total contributions made to Habitat for Humanity over the past two (2) years.

Background Information (Committee)
Sale of Land Adjoining 47 Touchstone Drive to Habitat for Humanity Toronto Inc.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18608.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

Motion 1 - The Director of the Affordable Housing Office be requested to report to the next meeting of the Affordable Housing Committee with an analysis of the contributions made to Habitat for Humanity for their projects contained in Executive Committee Items EX29.18, EX29.19, EX29.20 and EX29.21, as it relates to the total contributions made to Habitat for Humanity over the past two (2) years.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Feb-24-2009 6:45 PM

Result: Carried EX29.20 Adopt the Item, as amended
Yes: 29 Ainslie, Bussin, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Feldman, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Vaughan 
No: 2 Ford, Holyday 
Absent: 14 Ashton, Augimeri, Carroll, Di Giorgio, Filion, Fletcher, Jenkins, Kelly, Mihevc, Ootes, Perks, Perruzza, Thompson, Walker 

EX29.21

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: 36 

Sale of Land at the Northeast Corner of Birchmount Road and Highview Avenue to Habitat for Humanity Toronto Inc.
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The Offer to Purchase from Habitat for Humanity Toronto Inc. (“Habitat”) to purchase the City-owned land located at the northeast corner of Birchmount Road and Highview Avenue, being Lots 451 to 454 inclusive on Plan 1964, Part Block A on Plan 2194 and Part Lot 30 on Concession B, also shown as Parts 1, 2, 5 and 6 on Sketch No. PS‑2008-052, subject to the retention of an easement over Parts 2 and 6 on the sketch for watermain purposes (the “Property”), in the amount of $1,073,000.00 less a forgivable Vendor Take Back Mortgage in the amount of $973,000.00, be accepted substantially on the terms and conditions outlined in Appendix “A” to this report.

 

2.         Each of the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director of Real Estate Services be authorized severally to accept the Offer to Purchase on behalf of the City.

 

3.         The City Solicitor be authorized to complete the transaction on behalf of the City, including paying any necessary expenses, amending the closing, due diligence and other dates, and amending and waiving terms and conditions, on such terms as she considers reasonable.

 

4.         Authority be granted for the City to make or provide its consent as owner to any regulatory applications by Habitat and to grant licences for a term of up to six months, renewable for up to three months, for the purposes of entering onto the Property to carry out pre-development activities and that the Director of Real Estate Services, or his designate be authorized to execute the applications, consents and licences.

 

5.         The Director of the Affordable Housing Office be requested to report to the next meeting of the Affordable Housing Committee with an analysis of the contributions made to Habitat for Humanity for their projects contained in Executive Committee Items EX29.18, EX29.19, EX29.20 and EX29.21, as it relates to the total contributions made to Habitat for Humanity over the past two (2) years.

Background Information (Committee)
Sale of Land at the Northeast Corner of Birchmount Road and Highview Avenue to Habitat for Humanity Toronto Inc.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18609.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

Motion 1 - The Director of the Affordable Housing Office be requested to report to the next meeting of the Affordable Housing Committee with an analysis of the contributions made to Habitat for Humanity for their projects contained in Executive Committee Items EX29.18, EX29.19, EX29.20 and EX29.21, as it relates to the total contributions made to Habitat for Humanity over the past two (2) years.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Feb-24-2009 6:47 PM

Result: Carried EX29.21 - Adopt the Item, as amended
Yes: 33 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Feldman, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 2 Ford, Holyday 
Absent: 10 Ashton, Di Giorgio, Filion, Fletcher, Jenkins, Kelly, Mihevc, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza 

EX29.23

ACTION

Adopted 

 

 

Toronto Police Service– 2008 Operating Budget Variance Report – Period Ending September 30, 2008 - (Budget Transfer from the City's Non-Program Operating Budget).
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve a budget transfer of $20,267,000 to the Toronto Police Service’s 2008 net operating budget from the City’s Non-Program operating budget where a provision has been made, to fund the cost of a 3% interim salary award, which results in a revised 2008 net operating budget of $818,966,200 for the Service with no incremental impact to the City.

Background Information (Committee)
Toronto Police Service - 2008 Operating Budget Variance Report - Period Ending September 30, 2008
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18599.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Norman Kelly - as his spouse is an employee of the Toronto Police Service.


EX29.24

ACTION

Adopted 

 

 

Toronto Police Services Board – 2008 Operating Budget Variance Report – Period Ending September 30, 2008 - (Technical Adjustment from the City's Non-Program Budget)
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve a technical adjustment of $23,300 from the City’s non-program expenditure budget to the Toronto Police Services Board’s 2008 net operating budget, to fund the cost of a 3% interim salary award; which results in a revised 2008 net operating budget of $2,257,200.

Background Information (Committee)
Toronto Police Service - 2008 Operating Budget Variance Report Period Ending September 30, 2008
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18600.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Norman Kelly - as his spouse is an employee of the Toronto Police Service.


EX29.25

ACTION

Adopted 

 

 

Toronto Police Service – Parking Enforcement Unit - 2008 Operating Budget Variance Report – Period Ending September 30, 2008
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve a budget transfer of $796,800 to the Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement’s 2008 net operating budget from the City’s Non-Program operating budget where a provision has been made, to fund the cost of a 3% interim salary award, which results in a revised 2008 net operating budget of $34,707,900 for Parking Enforcement with no incremental impact to the City.

Background Information (Committee)
Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement Unit - 2008 Operating Budget Variance Report - Period Ending September 30, 2008
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-18601.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Norman Kelly - as his spouse is an employee of the Toronto Police Service.


Community Development and Recreation Committee - Meeting 22
CD22.3

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

Update on Service Canada Funding for the Youth Employment Toronto (YET) and Toronto Youth Job Corps (TYJC) Programs
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The Acting Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, be authorized to sign renewal agreements for the Youth Employment Toronto (YET) program for up to $413,726 in revenue and $147,693 in net costs and for the Toronto Youth Job Corps (TYJC) program for up to $1,586,274 in revenue and $225,453 in net costs with annual budget commitments dependant on City and federal budget approval processes.

 

2.         The appropriate City officials be authorized and directed to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

Background Information (Committee)
cd22.3 - Update on Service Canada Funding for the Youth Employment Toronto (YET) and Toronto Youth Job Corps (TYJC) Programs - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-18640.pdf)


CD22.4

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Agreement between the City of Toronto and Toronto Star Newspapers Limited
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, be delegated authority to enter into an agreement with Toronto Star Newspapers Limited for a one (1) year term, commencing February 26, 2009, to distribute Toronto Star Newspapers in Parks, Forestry and Recreation community centres and arenas, and to coordinate free promotional space in the Toronto Star, all in a form and content satisfactory to the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor.

Background Information (Committee)
cd22.4 - Agreement between the City of Toronto and Toronto Star Newspapers Limited - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-18641.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Rob Ford (Lost)

Motion 1 - The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, be authorized to enter into similar agreements with the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Sun, and the National Post.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-24-2009 9:50 PM

Result: Lost CD22.4 - Ford - Motion 1
Yes: 17 Del Grande, Feldman, Ford, Grimes, Holyday, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Nunziata, Palacio, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Walker 
No: 19 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Fletcher, Giambrone, Hall, Heaps, Kelly, McConnell, Moscoe, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Vaughan 
Absent: 9 Ashton, Augimeri, Filion, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza 

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

CD22.6

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Early Opening of Outdoor Artificial Ice Rinks – Supplementary Report
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The following City‑owned outdoor ice rinks open at the same time as Nathan Phillips Square in 2009:

 

Rennie Park Rink (Ward 13)

Sir Adam Beck Rink (Ward 6)

Sunnydale Rink (Ward 2)

Dufferin Grove (Ward 18)

Hodgson Rink (Ward 22)

Kew Gardens Rink (Ward 32)

Regent Park South Rink (Ward 28)

Mel Lastman Square (Ward 23)

Broadlands Community Centre (Ward 34)

Glen Long Community Centre (Ward 15)

Irving Chapley Community Centre (Ward 10)

Albert Campbell Square (Ward 38)

West Mall Rink (Ward 3).

Background Information (Committee)
cd22.6 - Early Opening of Outdoor Artificial Ice Rinks - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-18643.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(February 6, 2009) submission from Jutta Mason entitled "Dufferin Grove Park Newsletter - February 2009" (CD.New.CD22.6.1)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

Motion 1 - That the Recommendation of the Community Development and Recreation Committee be deleted, and that Council adopt the following instead:

 

The following City‑owned outdoor ice rinks open at the same time as Nathan Phillips Square in 2009:

 

Rennie Park Rink (Ward 13)

Sir Adam Beck Rink (Ward 6)

Sunnydale Rink (Ward 2)

Dufferin Grove (Ward 18)

Hodgson Rink (Ward 22)

Kew Gardens Rink (Ward 32)

Regent Park South Rink (Ward 28)

Mel Lastman Square (Ward 23)

Broadlands Community Centre (Ward 34)

Glen Long Community Centre (Ward 15)

Irving Chapley Community Centre (Ward 10)

Albert Campbell Square (Ward 38)

West Mall Rink (Ward 3).


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-24-2009 10:36 PM

Result: Carried CD22.6 - Minnan-Wong - Motion 1
Yes: 17 Ainslie, Del Grande, Feldman, Ford, Lee, Mammoliti, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 15 Bussin, Carroll, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Fletcher, Giambrone, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lindsay Luby, McConnell, Pantalone, Perks 
Absent: 13 Ashton, Augimeri, Cho, Filion, Grimes, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Moeser, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza, Rae 

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Bill Saundercook (Withdrawn)

Motion 2 - That the Recommendations of the Community Development and Recreation Committee be deleted, and that Council adopt the following instead:

 

            That all artificial outdoor rinks be opened in 2010, subject to budget approval.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Bill Saundercook (Carried)

With the permission of Council, Councillor Saundercook withdrew his motion 2.


Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Karen Stintz (Withdrawn)

Motion 3 -That motion 1 by Councillor Minnan-Wong be amended by adding the following:

 

            “and that the Budget Committee be directed to identify a source of funding”.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Karen Stintz (Carried)

With the permission of Council, Councillor Stintz withdrew her motion 3.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Feb-24-2009 10:37 PM

Result: Carried CD22.6 - Adopt Item, as amended
Yes: 22 Ainslie, Carroll, Del Grande, Feldman, Fletcher, Ford, Giambrone, Hall, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Walker 
No: 10 Bussin, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Heaps, Holyday, McConnell, Pantalone, Perks, Vaughan 
Absent: 13 Ashton, Augimeri, Cho, Filion, Grimes, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Moeser, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza, Rae 
Rulings (City Council)
Ruling by Deputy Speaker Gloria Lindsay Luby (Upheld)
Deputy Speaker Lindsay Luby advised that she had already announced the closing of the Speakers List and as a result, she ruled that Councillor Holyday was not permitted to place his motion.
Challenged by Councillor Doug Holyday

Vote

Feb-24-2009 10:35 PM

Result: Carried CD22.6 - Uphold the Ruling of the Deputy Speaker
Yes: 18 Bussin, Carroll, Davis, Di Giorgio, Fletcher, Giambrone, Hall, Heaps, Kelly, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Saundercook, Vaughan 
No: 14 Ainslie, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Feldman, Ford, Holyday, Lee, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moscoe, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Walker 
Absent: 13 Ashton, Augimeri, Cho, Filion, Grimes, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Moeser, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza, Rae 

CD22.7

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: 7 

Review of the Marcus Garvey Centre for Leadership and Education
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The current lease between the City of Toronto and the Marcus Garvey Centre for Leadership and Education (MGCLE) for the building at 160 Rivalda Road be terminated.

 

2.         The City of Toronto enter into a one-year lease agreement with MGCLE for rental of a portion of the space in the building commensurate with the Centre’s current needs, as determined by the Executive Director of Social Development, Finance and Administration (SDFA) and the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PFR) and upon terms and conditions satisfactory to them and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor, at a nominal basic rent of $1.00.

 

3.         Parks, Forestry and Recreation pay the facility utility costs of MGCLE for the one-year term.

 

4.         Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff identify one or more new tenants who would pay rents at market value to lease the remaining portion of the building not occupied by MGCLE.

 

5.         The current outstanding receivable balance for utility costs in the amount of $63,409.25 be forgiven.

 

6.         Staff from the Social Development, Finance and Administration Division work with the Board of Directors of MGCLE to enhance the organization’s governance procedures and to assist it to develop a viable service model and a sustainable financial structure.

 

7.         The Executive Director of Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation, report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in February 2010 on the financial viability of MGCLE and recommend whether the lease with the organization should be renewed.

 

8.         The City advise the Marcus Garvey Centre for Leadership and Education that:

 

a.         this is its final opportunity to maintain their lease in good standing; and

 

b.         the City will make its best efforts to seek out other opportunities for space in the west quadrant of the City for this organization to accommodate their needs.

 

9.         The Marcus Garvey Board of Directors be requested to report to City Council, through the Community Development and Recreation Committee, before the end of its one-year lease, on the number of students, programs and success rates from the activities undertaken.

 

10.       The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, be requested to provide an update report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee six months after entering into the one-year lease agreement with Marcus Garvey Centre for Leadership and Education.

Background Information (Committee)
cd22.7 - Review of the Marcus Garvey Centre for Leadership and Education - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-18644.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(February 5, 2009) letter from Spider Jones (CD.New.CD22.7.1)
(January 22, 2009) submission from Valarie Steele, Marcus Garvey Centre for Leadership and Education, on behalf of K. Gilliam Consulting Services (CD.New.CD22.7.2)
(February 6, 2009) submission from Marjorie Bowen, Bowen Academy of Higher Learning (CD.New.CD22.7.3)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

Motion 1 - The City advise the Marcus Garvey Centre for Leadership and Education that:

 

1.         this is its final opportunity to maintain their lease in good standing; and

 

2.         the City will make its best efforts to seek out other opportunities for space in the west quadrant of the City for this organization to accommodate their needs.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-24-2009 6:19 PM

Result: Carried CD22.7 - Mammoliti - Motion 1
Yes: 34 Ainslie, Ashton, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Jenkins, Kelly, Lee, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Ootes, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 8 Cho, Feldman, Ford, Heaps, Holyday, Mihevc, Nunziata, Perks 
Absent: 3 Filion, Fletcher, Lindsay Luby 

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Rob Ford (Lost)

Motion 2 - That the Recommendation of the Community Development and Recreation Committee be deleted, and that Council adopt the following instead:

 

            The Chief Corporate Officer be requested to sell the building at 160 Rivalda Road.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-24-2009 6:15 PM

Result: Lost CD22.7 - Ford - Motion 2
Yes: 6 Del Grande, Ford, Holyday, Minnan-Wong, Nunziata, Ootes 
No: 36 Ainslie, Ashton, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Jenkins, Kelly, Lee, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Moeser, Moscoe, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
Absent: 3 Filion, Fletcher, Lindsay Luby 

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Del Grande (Carried)

Motion 3 - The Marcus Garvey Board of Directors be requested to report to City Council, through the Community Development and Recreation Committee, before the end of its one-year lease, on the number of students, programs and success rates from the activities undertaken.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-24-2009 6:20 PM

Result: Carried CD22.7 - Del Grande - Motion 3
Yes: 37 Ainslie, Ashton, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Feldman, Ford, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Jenkins, Kelly, Lee, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Ootes, Palacio, Parker, Perks, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 5 Augimeri, Di Giorgio, Pantalone, Perruzza, Rae 
Absent: 3 Filion, Fletcher, Lindsay Luby 

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor A.A. Heaps (Carried)

Motion 4 - The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, be requested to provide an update report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee six months after entering into the one-year lease agreement with Marcus Garvey Centre for Leadership and Education.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-24-2009 6:21 PM

Result: Carried CD22.7 - Heaps - Motion 4
Yes: 41 Ainslie, Ashton, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Ford, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Jenkins, Kelly, Lee, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Ootes, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 1 Saundercook 
Absent: 3 Filion, Fletcher, Lindsay Luby 

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Norman Kelly (Lost)

Motion 5 - That Recommendations 2 to 7 of the Community Development and Recreation Committee be deleted, and that Council adopt the following Recommendation 1 only:

 

            The current lease between the City of Toronto and the Marcus Garvey Centre for Leadership and Education for the building at 160 Rivalda Road be terminated.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-24-2009 6:16 PM

Result: Lost CD22.7 - Kelly - Motion 5
Yes: 7 Del Grande, Ford, Holyday, Kelly, Minnan-Wong, Nunziata, Ootes 
No: 35 Ainslie, Ashton, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Jenkins, Lee, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Moeser, Moscoe, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
Absent: 3 Filion, Fletcher, Lindsay Luby 

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Adam Vaughan (Lost)

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, Council end the debate on this Item and take the vote immediately.  (This procedural motion requires a two-thirds vote to carry.)


Vote (End Debate)

Feb-24-2009 5:51 PM

Result: Lost CD22.7 - End debate
Yes: 21 Carroll, Davis, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Vaughan 
No: 19 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Cho, De Baeremaeker, Feldman, Ford, Holyday, Jenkins, Kelly, Lee, Minnan-Wong, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Walker 
Absent: 5 Ashton, Filion, Milczyn, Miller, Moeser 

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Lost)

Motion 6 - That:

 

1.         Recommendation 4 of the Community Development and Recreation Committee be deleted.

 

2.         Recommendations 2 and 3 of the Community Development and Recreation Committee be amended by deleting the words “one-year” and replacing them with the words “six-month”.

 

3.         The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration be requested to:

 

a.         work, during that six month period, to find alternative space to accommodate the needs of this organization, including the possibility of rental support, should appropriate accommodation be found in a non-City owned building; and

 

b.         report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee within six months with respect to Part 3a above, on the financial viability of MGCLE and whether the lease with the organization should be renewed, as set out in Recommendation 7 of the Community Development and Recreation Committee.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-24-2009 6:17 PM

Result: Lost CD22.7 - Shiner - Motion 6
Yes: 16 Cho, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Hall, Holyday, Jenkins, Lee, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Ootes, Palacio, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Walker 
No: 26 Ainslie, Ashton, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Ford, Giambrone, Grimes, Heaps, Kelly, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Miller, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Vaughan 
Absent: 3 Filion, Fletcher, Lindsay Luby 

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Feb-24-2009 6:21 PM

Result: Carried CD22.7 - Adopt the Item, as amended
Yes: 37 Ainslie, Ashton, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Jenkins, Kelly, Lee, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 5 Del Grande, Ford, Holyday, Nunziata, Ootes 
Absent: 3 Filion, Fletcher, Lindsay Luby 

CD22.8

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 1 

Update on the Development of a Community Service Hub in the Jamestown/Rexdale Priority Neighbourhood and Negotiations with the Toronto Catholic District School Board for the Reuse of a Surplus School
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         Staff be authorized to enter into negotiations with the Toronto Catholic District School Board regarding terms for a long‑term lease of the former Father Henry Carr Catholic School site and report back to Council with respect to the results of those negotiations.

 

2.         The Acting Executive Director of Social Development, Finance and Administration, be directed to report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on the recommended community‑based board of management governance model, in consultation with local residents and tenant agencies.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, received the following petitions for information:

 

1.         (undated) submitted by Councillor Hall, Ward 1, Etobicoke North, signed by 741 individuals in opposition to the proposed Community Hub at the former Father Henry Carr School site.

 

2.         (undated) submitted by Councillor Hall, Ward 1, Etobicoke North, signed by 802 individuals in support of the proposed Community Hub at the former Father Henry Carr School site.

 

3.         (undated) submitted by Councillor Ford, Ward 2, Etobicoke North, signed by 840 individuals in opposition to the proposed Community Hub at the former Father Henry Carr School site.

Background Information (Committee)
cd22.8 - Update on the development of a community service hub in the Jamestown/Rexdale priority neighbourhood and negotiations with the Toronto Catholic District School Board for the reuse of a surplus school - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-18645.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Rob Ford (Lost)

Motion 1 -That the Recommendation of the Community Development and Recreation Committee be deleted and that Council adopt the following instead:

 

Council instruct staff to immediately cease negotiations and take this issue back for further review and consultation with the immediate community impacted and to revisit the viability of incorporating this concept in an already functioning hub at the Thistletown Community Centre.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-24-2009 3:28 PM

Result: Lost CD22.8 - Ford - Motion 1
Yes: 3 Ford, Holyday, Jenkins 
No: 31 Ainslie, Ashton, Augimeri, Bussin, Davis, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Hall, Heaps, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
Absent: 11 Carroll, Cho, De Baeremaeker, Filion, Giambrone, Grimes, Milczyn, Miller, Ootes, Perruzza, Shiner 

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item)

Feb-24-2009 3:29 PM

Result: Carried CD22.8 - Adopt the Item
Yes: 33 Ainslie, Ashton, Augimeri, Bussin, Cho, Davis, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Hall, Heaps, Jenkins, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 2 Ford, Holyday 
Absent: 10 Carroll, De Baeremaeker, Filion, Giambrone, Grimes, Milczyn, Miller, Ootes, Perruzza, Shiner 

CD22.9

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

Eligibility Review of Applicants to the 2009 Community Services Partnerships Program
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The following 7 new applicants determined to be ineligible at this stage of the assessment process be advised that they are not eligible for support under the 2009 Community Service Partnerships (CSP):

 

i.           Africanadian Mediation and Community Services;

ii.          Broad Africa Resource Centre (BARC);

iii.         Future Watch EDEP;

iv.         Hellenic Home for the Ages;

v.          Metro Street Focus Organization;

vi.         Somali Canadian Business Centre; and

vii.        Madbakh – Women’s Initiative Inc.

 

2.         The following 6 new applicants determined to be eligible proceed to the assessment review:

 

i.           Community Living Toronto;

ii.          East Scarborough Storefront;

iii.         First Portuguese Canadian Cultural Centre;

iv.         St. Felix Centre;

v.          Vasantham – A Tamil Seniors’ Wellness Centre; and

vi.         Jane Alliance Neighbourhood Centre.

 

3.         The appropriate City officials be authorized and directed to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

Background Information (Committee)
cd22.9 - Eligibility Review of Applicants to the 2009 Community Services Partnership Program - Letter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-18646.pdf)

cd22.9 - Eligibility Review of Applicants to the 2009 Community Services Partnership Program - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-18647.pdf)


9a Appeal of Eligibility Review 2009 Community Services Partnership Program
Background Information (Committee)
cd22.9a - Appeal of Eligibility Review 2009 Community Service Partnership Program - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-18780.pdf)


CD22.10

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

Appeals of Funding Recommendations for the 2009 City of Toronto Homeless Initiatives Fund and the Provincial Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The appeal for $20,357.00 by Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre be approved to enable the organization to provide extended hours of drop-in service.

 

2.         The General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, be delegated authority to allocate the remainder of the funds in the 2009 Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program (CHPP) to funding of food for homeless drop-in centres in Toronto.

Background Information (Committee)
cd22.10 - Appeals of Funding Recommendations for the 2009 City of Toronto Homeless Initiatives Fund and the Provincial Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program - Letter
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-18648.pdf)

cd22.10 - Appeals of Funding Recommendations for the 2009 City of Toronto Homeless Initiatives Fund and the Provincial Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-18649.pdf)


10a Appeal of 2009 City of Toronto Homelessness Initiatives Fund and the Provincial Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program by Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre
Background Information (Committee)
cd22.10a - Appeal of 2009 City of Toronto Homelessness Initiatives Fund and the Provincial Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program by Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-18801.pdf)


Economic Development Committee - Meeting 19
ED19.2

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 37, 40 

2009 Business Improvement Area Operating Budgets: Report No. 3
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council adopt and certify the 2009 expenditure requests and levy requirements of the following Business Improvement Areas:

 

Business Improvement Area

2009 Expenditure

Estimates

($)

2009 Levy

Funds Required

($)

Fairbank Village

107,492

0

Kennedy Road

338,594

245,507

Little Italy

391,874

292,374

The Eglinton Way

268,620

241,836

York-Eglinton

227,252

147,607

 

Background Information (Committee)
2009 Business Improvement Area Operating Budgets: Report No. 3
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-18664.pdf)


ED19.3

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 15, 17 

Fairbank Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) Board of Management Additions and Deletions
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve additions and deletions to the Fairbank Village BIA Board of Management as set out in Attachment 1 of the report.

 

2.         Schedule A of the Municipal Code Chapter 19, Business Improvement Areas, be amended to reflect changes to the BIA Board of Management.

Background Information (Committee)
Fairbank Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) Board of Management Additions and Deletions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-18663.pdf)


Government Management Committee - Meeting 21
GM21.2

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

Cancellation, Reduction or Refund of Property Taxes – February 2009 Hearing
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The individual appeals pursuant to Section 323 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 as provided in the Detailed Hearing Report marked as Appendix A attached to the report dated January 23, 2009, from the Acting Treasurer, be approved excluding the following applications:

  

Section 323 -Appending A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ward

Number

Appeal

Number

Tax Year

Assessment Roll

Number

Property Location

Reason for

Adjournment

Tax Adjustment

14

200800332

2007

1904 02 2 150 04300

182 Sunnyside Ave

Under staff review

0.00

17

200700269

2007

1904 03 2 140 00200

195 Weston Rd

Under staff review

0.00

18

200800447

2008

1904 04 1 470 00500

1155 Queen St. W

Under staff review

1,608.64

20

200700127

2007

1904 06 2 260 00100

11 Duncan St

Under staff review 

0.00

32

200800617

2008

1904 08 1 260 01900

109 Knox Ave

Under staff review

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          TOTAL

1,608.64

 

2.         The individual tax appeal applications made pursuant to section 325 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 resulting in tax reductions totalling $364,117.51, including reductions in Business Improvement Area charges and excluding phase‑in/capping adjustments, as identified in Appendix B, be approved.

 

3.         The appropriate City officials be authorized and directed to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

Background Information (Committee)
Report - Cancellation, Reduction or Refund of Property Taxes - February 2009 Hearing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18826.pdf)

Appendix A - GM21-2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18827.pdf)

Appendix B - GM21-2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18828.pdf)


GM21.3

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

Apportionment of Property Taxes – February 2009 Hearing
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         Apportionment of property tax in the amounts identified in Appendix A and Appendix B, under the columns entitled "Apportioned Tax" and "Apportioned Phase In/Capping", be approved, excluding the following applications:

 

Page Number

Tax Year

Original Roll

Number

Tax Roll Number for Apportioned Properties

Tax Apportionment

Ward Number

 

             Taxpayers Initiated Applications – Appendix B:

 

8 of 8

2008

1908-12-1-115-01500

1908-12-1-115-01502

 

 

 

 

 

1908-12-1-115-01504

 

 

 

 

 

1908-12-1-115-01506

 

 

 

 

 

Total:

$88,250.43

34

 

2.         The appropriate City officials be authorized and directed to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

Background Information (Committee)
Report - Apportionment of Property Taxes - February 2009 Hearing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18829.pdf)

Appendix A - GM21-3
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18830.pdf)

Appendix B - GM21-3
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18831.pdf)


GM21.4

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 27 

481 University Avenue – Designation of a Portion of Premises as a Municipal Capital Facility
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         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 owner, 481 University Avenue Inc., of the property located at 481 University Avenue in respect of approximately 17,000 square feet of rentable area on the ground floor leased by the City of Toronto, Court Services Division; and

 

b.         exempt the space to be leased from taxation for municipal and school purposes, which tax exemption is to be effective from the later of the following dates: the commencement date of the lease; the date the municipal capital facility agreement is signed; or the date the tax exemption by-law is enacted.

 

2.         The City Clerk be directed to give written notice of the by-law 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.

 

3.                  Authority be granted for the introduction of the necessary bills to give effect thereto.

 

4.                  The appropriate City officials be authorized and directed to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

Background Information (Committee)
Report - 481 University Avenue - Designation of a Portion of Premises as a Municipal Capital Facility
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18832.pdf)


GM21.5

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 7 

3100 Weston Road – Lease Renewal with The Order of St. Basil The Great Holding Corporation for Operation of the Carmine Stefano Community Centre
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council grant authority to enter into a Lease Extension and Amending Agreement with The Order of St. Basil The Great Holding Corporation (the “Landlord”) to use and occupy approximately 13.5 acres of land and 49,833 square feet of rentable area in the building at 3100 Weston Road (the “Premises”) for the operation of a neighbourhood/community centre, commencing on November 30th, 2009 and expiring on November 30th, 2019, substantially on the terms and conditions as set out in Appendix “A” and on such other terms and conditions as approved by the Chief Corporate Officer, or his or her designate, and in a form and content acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the Lease Extension and Amending Agreement, deliver any notices, pay expenses and amend the commencement and other dates to such earlier or later date(s), on such terms and conditions, as she may, from time to time, determine.

 

3.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer to administer and manage the Lease Extension and Amending Agreement including the provision of any consents, approvals, notices and notices of termination provided that the Chief Corporate Officer may, at any time, refer consideration of such matters (including their content) to City Council for its determination and direction.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the communication (September 11, 2008) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, submitted by Councillor Rob Ford, Ward 2, Etobicoke North (GM21.5.7) remains confidential in its entirety, in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it contains information related to the security of the property of the municipality or local board.

Background Information (Committee)
Report - 3100 Weston Road - Lease Renewal with The Order of St. Basil The Great Holding Corporation for Operation of the Carmine Stefano Community Centre
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18833.pdf)

Appendix A - GM21-5
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18834.pdf)

Appendix B - GM21-5
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18835.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(February 23, 2009) fax from Michael Stefano, President, Catholic Soccer League (CC.New.GM21.5.1)
(February 23, 2009) fax from Carmen Gonzalez, Vice-Chair, Humberlea Community Ratepayers Group Inc. (CC.New.GM21.5.2)
(February 23, 2009) fax from Anna Liza La Rosa, President, Emery Creek Ratepayers Association (CC.New.GM21.5.3)
(February 24, 2009) petition from the residents of Ward 7, York West, signed by 97 persons, about the planned lights and lease renewal of the Carmen Stefano Community Centre, filed by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Ward 7, York West (CC.New.GM21.5.4)
(February 24, 2009) submission from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Ward 7, York West - Notice of a Community Meeting and attached sign-in sheet, signed by 73 persons (CC.New.GM21.5.5)
(February 24, 2009) submission from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Ward 7, York West - Notice of a Town Hall Meeting and attached sign-in sheet, signed by 187 persons (CC.New.GM21.5.6)
(March 3, 2008) letter from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation addressed to Ms. Edith George, with a confidential attachment, submitted by Councillor Rob Ford, Ward 2, Etobicoke North (CC.New.GM21.5.7)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Doug Holyday (Lost)

Motion 1 -The Item be referred back to the Government Management Committee to allow for deputations.


Vote (Refer Item)

Feb-23-2009 2:17 PM

Result: Lost GM21.5 - Refer the Item - Holyday - Motion 1
Yes: 8 Fletcher, Ford, Holyday, Lee, Minnan-Wong, Ootes, Shiner, Stintz 
No: 22 Ainslie, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Grimes, Hall, Kelly, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Moeser, Moscoe, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Thompson, Vaughan 
Absent: 15 Ashton, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Feldman, Filion, Giambrone, Heaps, Jenkins, McConnell, Nunziata, Palacio, Parker, Perruzza, Walker 

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Rob Ford (Lost)

Motion 2 - That the lease be amended to provide that lights not be permitted at 3100 Weston Road.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-24-2009 7:20 PM

Result: Lost GM21.5 - Ford - Motion 2
Yes: 3 Ford, Holyday, Lindsay Luby 
No: 27 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Kelly, Lee, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Moeser, Moscoe, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
Absent: 15 Ashton, Augimeri, De Baeremaeker, Feldman, Filion, Fletcher, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Nunziata, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza, Shiner 

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item)

Feb-24-2009 7:21 PM

Result: Carried GM21.5 - Adopt the Item
Yes: 28 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 4 Ford, Holyday, Shiner, Stintz 
Absent: 13 Ashton, Augimeri, De Baeremaeker, Feldman, Filion, Fletcher, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Nunziata, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza 

GM21.6

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 34 

Lease Renewal and Amending Agreement for 15,446 Square Feet of space at 225 Duncan Mill Road for Toronto Public Health
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council grant authority for the proposed Lease Renewal and Amending Agreement for the premises at 225 Duncan Mill Road with Dunbourne Properties C-Ownership (the “Landlord”), consisting of an area of approximately 15,446 square feet, for a five (5) Year Term commencing on September 1, 2006 and ending on August 31, 2011, with one option to renew for a further five (5) year term, based substantially on the terms and conditions set out in the attached Appendix “A” and any such other terms as are acceptable to the Chief Operating Officer and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer to administer and manage the lease agreement including the provision of any consents, approvals, notices and notices of termination provided that the Chief Corporate Officer may, at any time, refer consideration of such matters (including their content) to City Council for its determination and direction.

Background Information (Committee)
Report - Lease Renewal and Amending Agreement for 15,446 Square Feet of space at 225 Duncan Mill Road for Toronto Public Health
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18836.pdf)

Appendix A - GM21-6
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18837.pdf)

Appendix B - GM21-6
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18838.pdf)


GM21.7

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 27 

Lease Agreement at 100 Queen Street West
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City to enter into a new lease agreement at 100 Queen Street West the (“Premises”) with Toronto Municipal Employees’ Credit Union the (“Tenant”) for a five (5) year term with the option of renewal for an additional five (5) year term commencing on January 1, 2009, based on the terms and conditions as set out in the attached Appendix “A” and on such other terms and conditions as may be deemed appropriate by the Chief Corporate Officer, or his or her designate, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the lease, deliver any notices, pay expenses and amend the commencement and other dates to such earlier or later date(s), on such terms and conditions, as she may, from time to time, determine.

 

3.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer to administer and manage the Lease Agreement including the provision of any consents, approvals, notices and notices of termination provided that the Chief Corporate Officer may, at any time, refer consideration of such matters (including their content) to City Council for its determination and direction.

Background Information (Committee)
Report - Lease Agreement at 100 Queen Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18839.pdf)

Appendix A - GM21-7
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18840.pdf)

Appendix B - GM21-7
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18841.pdf)


GM21.8

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 6 

Lease Agreement at 388 Evans Avenue
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council grant authority to enter into a new lease agreement with Sydney R. Stone & Co. Limited as tenant, for the premises located at the property municipally known as 388 Evans Avenue, for a term of five (5) years commencing on November 1st, 2008, with an option to renew for an additional five (5) years, substantially on the terms and conditions as set out in the attached “Appendix A”, and on such other terms and conditions as may be deemed appropriate by the Chief Corporate Officer, or his or her designate, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the lease, deliver any notices, pay expenses and amend the commencement and other dates to such earlier or later date(s), on such terms and conditions, as she may, from time to time, determine.

 

3.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer to administer and manage the Lease Agreement including the provision of any consents, approvals, notices and notices of termination provided that the Chief Corporate Officer may, at any time, refer consideration of such matters (including their content) to City Council for its determination and direction.

Background Information (Committee)
Report - Lease Agreement at 388 Evans Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18842.pdf)

Appendix A - GM21-8
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18843.pdf)

Appendix B - GM21-8
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18844.pdf)


GM21.9

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 4 

Expropriation of Sewer Easement - 27 Valecrest Drive
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council grant authority to initiate the expropriation process for the taking of a permanent easement in 27 Valecrest.

 

2.         City Council grant authority to serve and publish Notices of Application for Approval to Expropriate the permanent easement in 27 Valecrest, to forward to the Chief Inquiry Officer any requests for hearing that are received, to attend the hearing to present the City's position and to report the Inquiry Officer's recommendations to City Council for its consideration.

Background Information (Committee)
Report - Expropriation of Sewer Easement, 27 Valecrest Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18845.pdf)

Attachment 1 - GM21-9
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18846.pdf)

Attachment 2 - GM21-9
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18847.pdf)


GM21.10

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 27 

Amending Report on Sale of the Public Lane at the Rear of 709 and 711 Yonge Street, Extending Northerly from Hayden Street
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         Part 1 of Item GM12.12, adopted by City Council at its meeting on March 3, 4 and 5, 2008, authorizing the sale of a public lane adjoining the easterly limit of 709 and 711 Yonge Street, to the adjoining land owners, 1BSEL, be deleted and replaced with the following new Part 1:

 

1.         City Council accept the Offer to Purchase the public lane at the rear of 709 and 711 Yonge Street, being an unnamed road on Plan 163 and also shown as Part 1 on Sketch No. PS-2007-248 (the “Lane”) from BazisInternational (One Bloor Street East) Inc. (the “Purchaser”), in the amount of $1,170,000.00, substantially on the terms and conditions in the amended Appendix “A” to this report.

Background Information (Committee)
Report - Amending Report on Sale of the Public Lane at the Rear of 709 and 711 Yonge Street, Extending Northerly from Hayden Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18848.pdf)

Appendix A - GM21-10
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18849.pdf)

Appendix B - GM21-10
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18850.pdf)


GM21.15

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Request for a Policy on How the City Provides City-owned Assets at No Cost to Non-Profit Organizations
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council not approve the recommendation from Councillor Del Grande that the Chief Corporate Officer bring forward a policy to the Government Management Committee on how the City provides City-owned assets at no cost to non-profit organizations.

Background Information (Committee)
Member Motion - Request for a Policy on How the City Provides City-owned Assets at No Cost to Non-Profit Organizations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18857.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Lost)

Motion 1 -That the Recommendation of the Government Management Committee be deleted, and Council adopt the following instead:

 

The Chief Corporate Officer be requested to report to the Government Management Committee with a policy on how the City provides City-owned assets at no cost to non-profit organizations.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-24-2009 11:34 PM

Result: Lost GM21.15 - Moscoe - Motion 1
Yes: 15 Ainslie, Carroll, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Ford, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Moeser, Moscoe, Perks, Thompson, Walker 
No: 16 Bussin, Davis, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Grimes, Hall, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Nunziata, Palacio, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Vaughan 
Absent: 14 Ashton, Augimeri, Cho, Filion, Giambrone, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Ootes, Pantalone, Parker, Perruzza, Rae 

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

GM21.16

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

 

Conveyance of a Portion of 8851 Dufferin Street (City of Vaughan)
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council grant authority to the City to convey a portion of 8851 Dufferin Street, described as part of Lot 13, Concession 2, City of Vaughan, shown as Part 1 on Sketch No. PS-2009-019 (the “Property”), to The Regional Municipality of York (“York Region”) for nominal consideration, on terms satisfactory to the Chief Corporate Officer, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council grant authority to enter into a site plan agreement with York Region with respect to the Dufferin Reservoir expansion on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Executive Director, Technical Services and the General Manager, Toronto Water.

 

3.         City Council authorize, as the approving authority under the Expropriations Act, the disposition of such land without giving the owner from whom the land was expropriated the first chance to repurchase the land on the terms of the best offer received by the expropriating authority.

 

4.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the transaction on behalf of the City, including paying any necessary expenses, amending the closing, due diligence and other dates, and amending and waiving terms and conditions as she considers reasonable.

Background Information (Committee)
Report - Conveyance of a Portion of 8851 Dufferin Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18927.pdf)

Appendix A - GM21-16
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-18928.pdf)


Licensing and Standards Committee - Meeting 19
LS19.4

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

Vehicle Branding and Continuous Registration of Vehicles in Ontario for Licensed Limousines
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council receive the report (December 15, 2008) from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, on Vehicle Branding and Continuous Registration of Vehicles in Ontario for Licensed Limousines.

Public Notice
Background Information (Committee)
Staff Report from Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-18309.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(December 26, 2008) letter from Jim Bell, President, Toronto Taxicab Alliance (TTA) (LS.Main.LS19.4.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ls/comm/communicationfile-9862.pdf)

(January 6, 2009) letter from Peter Chapman, President, Taxi Owner Operators' Services Ltd. (TOOS Ltd.)  (LS.Main.LS19.4.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ls/comm/communicationfile-9861.pdf)

(January 8, 2009) letter from Terry Danylevich, Toronto Livery Association (LS.Main.LS19.4.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ls/comm/communicationfile-9863.pdf)

(January 9, 2009) letter from Sajid Mughal, Premier Taxi Services Inc. (LS.Main.LS19.4.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ls/comm/communicationfile-9864.pdf)

(January 9, 2009) letter from Baljit Sikand, President, The Association of Toronto Cab Operators (LS.Main.LS19.4.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ls/comm/communicationfile-9865.pdf)

(January 31, 2009) letter from Peter Mandronis, Peters Taxi Limited (LS.New.LS19.4.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ls/comm/communicationfile-10037.pdf)


LS19.5

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

Administrative Delegation to Establish and Select Members of Licensing Examining Panels
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council delegate to the Executive Director of the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division the authority to establish Examining Panels and select members, as required, in accordance with the relevant qualifications set out in the Toronto Municipal Code, §545-416 and §545-434.

 

2.         City Council amend the Toronto Municipal Code, §545, Licensing, to give effect to the above recommendation and to delete relevant provisions of Article XXXIII relating to the licensing of electrical contractors and master electricians; and amend and delete relevant provisions of Article XXXIV relating to the examining of master plumber examinations, as well as adding certain provisions regarding examinations of drain layers; and

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to submit any necessary bills to give effect to the recommendations in this report.

Public Notice
Background Information (Committee)
Staff Report from Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-18310.pdf)


LS19.7

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Safer Bars Program as Mandatory Municipal Licensing Requirement
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, be requested to:

 

a.         report to the Licensing and Standards Committee, by September 2009, on regulatory and non-regulatory mechanisms within the City of Toronto's jurisdiction to reduce alcohol-related violence and improve community safety;

 

b.         consult with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the Toronto Police Service, local Business Improvement Areas (including the Entertainment District BIA), Toronto Public Health, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and other relevant stakeholders; and

 

c.         review options for violence prevention training and policies (e.g., the Safer Bars Program) appropriate to the range of licensed establishments in Toronto (e.g., restaurants, bars, nightclubs).

Background Information (Committee)
Letter from Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-18312.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(January 8, 2009) presentation from Kathryn Graham and John Purcell, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) (LS.Main.LS19.7.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ls/comm/communicationfile-9866.pdf)

(January 9, 2009) presentation from Barney Savage, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) (LS.Main.LS19.7.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ls/comm/communicationfile-9868.pdf)

(January 9, 2009) submission from Kathryn Graham, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) (LS.Main.LS19.7.3)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

Motion 1 - That the Recommendation of the Licensing and Standards Committee be deleted, and Council adopt the following instead:

 

            The Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, be requested to:

 

1.         report to the Licensing and Standards Committee, by September 2009, on regulatory and non-regulatory mechanisms within the City of Toronto's jurisdiction to reduce alcohol-related violence and improve community safety;

 

2.         consult with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the Toronto Police Service, local Business Improvement Areas (including the Entertainment District BIA), Toronto Public Health, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and other relevant stakeholders; and

 

3.         review options for violence prevention training and policies (e.g., the Safer Bars Program) appropriate to the range of licensed establishments in Toronto (e.g., restaurants, bars, nightclubs).


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-24-2009 9:53 PM

Result: Carried LS19.7 - Perks - Motion 1
Yes: 34 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Giambrone, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 3 Ford, Grimes, Palacio 
Absent: 8 Ashton, Augimeri, Filion, Jenkins, Mihevc, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza 

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

LS19.9

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Review of Fireworks By-law and Incidents in 2008
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The Fireworks By-law be amended by requiring the vendor to purchase and maintain a liability insurance policy or, alternatively, the vendor must be shown as a named insured on the distributor’s liability insurance policy.

 

2.         To assist individuals to purchase family fireworks from Temporary Fireworks Vendors, Temporary Lease Fireworks Vendors and Mobile Fireworks Vendors for Diwali celebrations in the City of Toronto, the sale of family fireworks only on the day of Diwali celebration and the seven-day period before the Diwali celebration be authorized at a cost as set out in the Fireworks By-law.

 

3.         The appropriate City staff be authorized and directed to implement these recommendations.

Background Information (Committee)
Staff Report from Fire Chief, Toronto Fire Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-18530.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(January 22, 2009) memo from Councillor Suzan Hall, Ward 1 - Etobicoke North (LS.New.LS19.9.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ls/comm/communicationfile-9961.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Planning and Growth Management Committee - Meeting 23
PG23.1

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: 16, 22, 25 

City-Initiated Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, Yonge-Eglinton Centre Focused Review - Final Report
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council amend the Official Plan and the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan substantially in accordance with the draft official plan amendment submitted with this report as Attachment 1.

 

2.         City Council amend By‑law 438-86 for the southwest quadrant of the Yonge and Eglinton intersection substantially in accordance with the draft zoning by-law amendment submitted with this report as Attachment 2.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft zoning by‑law amendments as may be required.

 

4.         City Council adopt the Yonge-Eglinton Centre Urban Design Guidelines shown in Attachment 3.

 

5.         City Council adopt a By-law to amend Schedule 1 of the City‑wide Community Improvement Plan for Brownfield Remediation and Development of Prescribed Employment Uses (By‑law 516-2008) by including the Yonge-Eglinton Centre as an area eligible for financial incentives for major office buildings, as shown in Attachment 4.

 

6.         City Council direct the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation, in consultation with TTC, Facilities and Real Estate, City Planning staff and the local Councillors for Wards 22, 16 and 25, to report back to City Council in the third quarter of 2009 with an implementation strategy and possible funding sources for the proposed public park within the southwest quadrant of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection.

 

7.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, in consultation with the General Managers of Transportation Services and Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, Urban Forestry and TTC staff to prepare a Streetscape Plan focused on the Yonge-Eglinton intersection, in consultation with the local Councillors for Wards 22, 16 and 25, and report back to City Council with a strategy to implement the Streetscape Plan together with estimated costs and possible funding sources, including partnerships with the private sector.

 

8.         City Council direct Transportation Services, the Co-ordinated Street Furniture Program to consider Yonge-Eglinton as a priority area for the placement of street furniture in Wards 22, 16, and 25, in co‑ordination with Part 7.

 

9.         City Council direct Planning staff to undertake consultations with the local community, in consultation with Councillors for Wards 22, 16, and 25, with regard to the Yonge-Eglinton Urban Growth Centre (UGC) in the Provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006, and report back on the results of the consultations and any amendments necessary to bring the Official Plan in conformity to the provincial Growth Plan.

 

10.       City Council approve that the City-owned land in this proposed rezoning shall include the construction of affordable housing on site consistent with the target set out in the Official Plan as part of any redevelopment, and that if the land were sold to a third party, this obligation be registered on title.

 

11.       The Toronto Transit Commission be requested to consider establishing a Yonge/Eglinton Station Working Group including local residents, area employees, and transit riders to participate from the early stages in the design of the Eglinton Station, bus terminal and other transit public spaces, with a view to making them user friendly.

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Background Information (Committee)
Final Report Yonge-Eglinton Centre Focused Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-18454.pdf)

Attachment 3 Urban Design Guidelines
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-18455.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 24, 2009) supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor (PG23.1a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19325.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(January 23, 2009) e-mail from Andrew Vernon-Betts (PG.New.PG23.1.1)
(February 2, 2009) e-mail from Bruce H. Engell, WeirFoulds LLP (PG.New.PG23.1.2)
(February 3, 2009) e-mail from Blaine Fedson, Deacon, Spears, Fedson + Montizambert Barristers & Solicitors (PG.New.PG23.1.3)
(February 3, 2009) e-mail from Mark Noskiewicz, Goodmans LLP (PG.New.PG23.1.4)
(February 3, 2009) e-mail from George Milbrandt and Peter Baker, Co-Chairs, FoNTRA (PG.New.PG23.1.5)
Communications (City Council)
(February 16, 2009) e-mail from George Milbrandt and Peter Baker, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (FoNTRA) (CC.Main.PG23.1.6)
(February 18, 2009) letter from Terry Mills  (CC.Supp.PG23.1.7)
(February 18, 2009) letter from Steven Sims, Director, Oriole Park Association  (CC.Supp.PG23.1.8)
(February 18, 2009) fax from Margaret Walker (CC.Supp.PG23.1.9)
(February 20, 2009) letter from Ben Daube, President, Sherwood Park Residents' Association (CC.New.PG23.1.10)
(February 20, 2009) letter from Philip Mohtadi (CC.New.PG23.1.11)
(February 20, 2009) letter from Ben Daube, President, Sherwood Park Residents' Association, submitted by Councillor Walker (CC.New.PG23.1.12)
(February 20, 2009) e-mail from Philip Mohtadi, submitted by Councillor Walker (CC.New.PG23.1.13)
(February 23, 2009) e-mail from Bruce H. Engell, WeirFoulds LLP, Barristers and Solicitors (CC.New.PG23.1.14)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Michael Walker (Lost)

Motion 1 - That:

 

1.         Recommendation 1 of the Planning and Growth Management Committee be amended to provide that Section 1.4.6(b) of the Draft Official Plan Amendment be amended by deleting the word “may” and replacing it with the word “shall”, so that it now reads as follows:

 

1.4.6.(b)           strata plans to limit height shall be utilized on city-owned lands to implement the objectives of this Plan.

 

2.         the following new recommendations be added:

 

a.         City Council require that any Request for Proposals or other process for the redevelopment of the public lands in the southwest quadrant of the Yonge-Eglinton Centre, to be undertaken by the City/Toronto Transit Commission/Build Toronto include as the principle development control mechanism in the Request for Proposals (apart from the Planning and Urban Design Guidelines for the quadrant) a stratified upper limit of the lands available for sale and/or lease and the Request for Proposals be consistent with the Official Plan, Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan. 

 

b.         Any Request for Proposals involving public lands in the southwest quadrant of the Yong-Eglinton Centre provide for the appointment of a citizen “Fairness Monitor” acceptable to the City and the Toronto Transit Commission.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-25-2009 12:39 AM

Result: Lost PG23.1 - Walker - Motion 1
Yes: 15 Del Grande, Feldman, Ford, Grimes, Heaps, Lee, Mammoliti, Minnan-Wong, Nunziata, Palacio, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Walker 
No: 16 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Fletcher, Hall, Holyday, Kelly, Lindsay Luby, McConnell, Milczyn, Moeser, Moscoe, Perks, Vaughan 
Absent: 14 Ashton, Augimeri, Cho, Di Giorgio, Filion, Giambrone, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Ootes, Pantalone, Parker, Perruzza, Rae 

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Carried)

Motion 2 -  The Toronto Transit Commission be requested to consider establishing a Yonge/Eglinton Station Working Group including local residents, area employees, and transit riders to participate from the early stages in the design of the Eglinton Station, bus terminal and other transit public spaces, with a view to making them user friendly.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-25-2009 12:40 AM

Result: Carried PG23.1 - Moscoe - Motion 2
Yes: 29 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Feldman, Fletcher, Ford, Grimes, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Perks, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 2 Hall, Moeser 
Absent: 14 Ashton, Augimeri, Cho, Di Giorgio, Filion, Giambrone, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Ootes, Pantalone, Parker, Perruzza, Rae 

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Lost)

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, Council end the debate on this Item and take the vote immediately. 

 

(This procedural motion requires a two-thirds vote to carry.)


Vote (End Debate)

Feb-25-2009 12:15 AM

Result: Lost PG23.1 - End debate
Yes: 20 Ainslie, Bussin, Del Grande, Feldman, Ford, Grimes, Lee, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Walker 
No: 11 Carroll, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Fletcher, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lindsay Luby, Perks, Vaughan 
Absent: 14 Ashton, Augimeri, Cho, Di Giorgio, Filion, Giambrone, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Ootes, Pantalone, Parker, Perruzza, Rae 

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Feb-25-2009 12:41 AM

Result: Carried PG23.1 - adopt Item, as amended
Yes: 21 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Fletcher, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Palacio, Perks, Vaughan 
No: 10 Del Grande, Feldman, Ford, Lee, Nunziata, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Walker 
Absent: 14 Ashton, Augimeri, Cho, Di Giorgio, Filion, Giambrone, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Ootes, Pantalone, Parker, Perruzza, Rae 

PG23.2

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 39 

3101 Kennedy Road – Zoning Application – Refusal Report
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council refuse the application in its current form as the proposal does not conform to the Official Plan, conflicts and does not conform with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and is inconsistent with the Provincial Policy Statement.

 

2.         Should the applicant wish to reconsider the retail and service use components of their proposal, City staff and the applicant work together on a rezoning proposal which would conform and be consistent with the Official Plan and the Growth Plan and be consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement.

Background Information (Committee)
3101 Kennedy Road Zoning Application Refusal
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-18452.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mike Del Grande (Lost)

Motion 1 -That the Recommendation of the Planning and Growth Management Committee be deleted, and that Council adopt the following instead:

 

            The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning be requested to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee with an implementing by-law which would approve the zoning application at 3101 Kennedy Road, and that a Statutory Public meeting be held in this regard.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-24-2009 11:24 PM

Result: Lost PG23.2 - Del Grande - Motion 1
Yes: 14 De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Ford, Grimes, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Palacio, Stintz, Thompson, Walker 
No: 17 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Davis, Fletcher, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, McConnell, Milczyn, Moscoe, Nunziata, Perks, Saundercook, Vaughan 
Absent: 14 Ashton, Augimeri, Cho, Filion, Giambrone, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Ootes, Pantalone, Parker, Perruzza, Rae, Shiner 

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Bill Saundercook (Carried)

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, Council end the debate on this Item and take the vote immediately. 

 

(This procedural motion requires a two-thirds vote to carry.)


Vote (End Debate)

Feb-24-2009 11:22 PM

Result: Carried PG23.2 - End debate
Yes: 25 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Davis, Feldman, Fletcher, Ford, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Lee, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Perks, Saundercook, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 6 De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Holyday, Kelly, Lindsay Luby 
Absent: 14 Ashton, Augimeri, Cho, Filion, Giambrone, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Ootes, Pantalone, Parker, Perruzza, Rae, Shiner 

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

2a Comments from Councillor Del Grande
Background Information (Committee)
Comments from Councillor Del Grande
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-18823.pdf)


PG23.4

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

The Toronto Public Art Commission – New Members
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve the recommended new members for the Toronto Public Art Commission outlined in Attachment 1 of the report.

 

2.         City Council approve the public release of the confidential information in Attachment 1.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (January 9, 2009) from Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, is now public in its entirety and contains the names of the following citizens nominated for membership for the Toronto Public Art Commission:

 

The Toronto Public Art Commission – Recommended New Members

 

The following citizens are nominated for membership for the Toronto Public Art Commission

 

New Members

 

Ronni Rosenberg, Associate Dean, Sheridan College School of Animation, Arts and Design; Architect, Artist and Graphic Designer

 

Lorrie Ann Smith, Manager, Course Instructor, Planning Programs for Public Education at the University of Western Ontario; Manager, Education at Harbourfront Centre; Masters of Fine Art, Visual Arts at York University

 

Christopher Pommer, Partner, PLANT Architect Inc.; B.E.S., and B.Arch, University of Waterloo

 

Yvonne Yeung, Urban designer, Urban Strategies Inc., Bachelor of Landscape Architecture University of Toronto; Editor of Ground Magazine; member, Ontario Association of Landscape Architects and Canadian Association of Landscape Architects

 

Andrea Carsen, Artist, architecture and design writer and critic; part-time instructor visual studies and critical writing part time at Brock University; publisher, the View on Canadian Art

 

Reserve Members

 

Robert Vanderberg, Associate Producer, Visual Arts and Public Installations Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity; B.A. Calvin College; M.A. in Art History and Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies in Visual Culture, York University

 

Son Van Huynh, Intern Architect/Designer with ARK Inc.; Master of Architecture, University of Toronto, Hon. Bachelor of Science University of Toronto

 

Tracey Capes, Principal Tracey Fine Art; Executive Director of the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, 1990 to 1998; graduate Art and Art History Program of the University of Toronto

 

Peter Hamilton, Principal Peter Hamilton Architects; B.Arch. University of Toronto; M.Arch. Harvard University; Member of Ontario Association of Architects, Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

 

JoAnn Purcell, Academic faculty member, Seneca College; professional artist; previous member, Board of Directors, Scarborough Arts Council

 

Paul Aloisi, Artist, B.Des. Honours in Environmental Design; Academic faculty instructor in design/drawing, Ontario College of Art and Design; public art/inter disciplinary collaborations and community arts organizer

Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable individuals, including municipal or local board employees
Background Information (Committee)
Report-Toronto Public Art Commission New Members
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-18426.pdf)


Public Works and Infrastructure Committee - Meeting 22
PW22.1

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

Amendments to the Municipal Code Chapter 441 - Fees and Charges, Chapter 849 - Water and Sewage Services and Utility Bill and Chapter 681 - Sewers
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         Municipal Code Chapter 849 - Water and Sewage Services and Utility Bill, ARTICLE I – Rebates, and Article II – Rates, be amended in accordance with the draft amending By-law attached as Appendix “A” to this report.

 

2.         Municipal Code Chapter 441 – Fees and Charges, Appendix A, Waste Collection and Disposal Fees and Water and Sewer Usage Rates, Schedule 4, Wastewater, be amended in accordance with the draft amending By-law attached as Appendix “B” to this report.

 

3.         Municipal Code Chapter 681 – Sewers, be amended in accordance with the draft amending By-law attached as Appendix “C” to this report.

 

4.         Authority be granted to the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary Bills required to implement these recommendations, subject to any necessary refinements, including stylistic, format and organization, as may be identified by the City Solicitor and General Manager, Toronto Water.

 

5.         The appropriate City officials be authorized and directed to take the necessary actions to give effect thereto.

Background Information (Committee)
pw22.1-Amendments to the Municipal Code Chapter 441-Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-18619.pdf)

pw22.1-Appendix A - List of Proposed Chapter 849 Changes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-18620.pdf)

pw22.1-Appendix B - List of Proposed Chapter 441 Changes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-18621.pdf)

pw22.1-Appendix C - Proposed Chapter 681 Changes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-18622.pdf)


PW22.2

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

Changes to the Administration of the Industrial Water Rate (Block 2) and Amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 849
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         Municipal Code Chapter 849 - Water and Sewage Services and Utility Bill, be amended in accordance with the draft amending By-law attached as Appendix “A” to this report.

 

2.         Authority be granted to the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary Bills required to implement Part 1, above, subject to any necessary refinements, including stylistic, format and organization, as may be identified by the City Solicitor and the General Manager, Toronto Water.

 

3.         The appropriate City officials be authorized and directed to take the necessary actions to give effect thereto.

Background Information (Committee)
pw22.2-Changes to the Administration of the Industrial Water Rate-Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-18623.pdf)

pw22.2-Attachment A - Amending By-law for Municipal Code Chapter 849
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-18624.pdf)


PW22.3

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

Delegation of Authority to Procure Beneficial Use and Disposal Services for Biosolids
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The General Manager, Toronto Water, be authorized to procure additional beneficial use and landfill disposal services for biosolids from the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant on a sole source basis and on such terms and conditions as he considers appropriate until such time as Council has considered and approved a Biosolids Management Master Plan.

 

2.         The General Manager, Toronto Water, be authorized to execute one or more contracts and/or agreements on terms and conditions satisfactory to him and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3.         In the event that the General Manager, Toronto Water, identifies disposal services in the United States and wishes to contract with a United States disposal site operator for such services, he be authorized to proceed to arrange the necessary due diligence reviews, including physical/geologic setting, compliance history, facility design, spill/release/incident history, operational concerns, financial status, and waste acceptance procedures, and if the results are acceptable to the General Manager, Toronto Water, and the Deputy City Manager, enter into and execute such agreements on terms and conditions satisfactory to them and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

4.         Staff report back to Council on the outcome of steps taken pursuant to these recommendations.

 

5.         Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (January 20, 2009) from the City Solicitor be received, for information, and that it remain confidential in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it contains information that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (January 20, 2009) from the City Solicitor remains confidential in its entirety, in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege
Background Information (Committee)
pw22.3-Delegation of Authority to Procure Beneficial Use and Disposal Services for Biosolids-Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-18625.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(February 3, 2009) e-mail from Maureen Reilly, Sludge Watch (PW.New.PW22.3.1)

3a Delegation of Authority to Procure Beneficial Use and Disposal Services for Biosolids
Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege
Background Information (Committee)
pw22.3a-Delegation of Authority to Procure Beneficial Use and Disposal Services for Biosolids-Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-18626.pdf)


Etobicoke York Community Council - Meeting 24
EY24.1

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: 3 

2, 4 and 6 Eva Road – Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Final Report
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council amend the Zoning By‑law for the property at 2, 4 and 6 Eva Road substantially in accordance with the Zoning By‑law Amendment described in this report.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By‑law Amendment as may be required.

 

3.         Before introducing the necessary Bill to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to enter into a Section 37 Agreement containing the provisions described in this report.

 

4.         Before introducing the necessary Bill to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to obtain a letter of clearance from the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), satisfactory to the Director of Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.

 

5.         Before introducing the necessary Bill to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to submit a revised Functional Servicing Report and Servicing Plan satisfactory to the Executive Director, Technical Services Division.

 

6.         Before introducing the necessary Bill to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to either obtain a letter of clearance from the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), satisfactory to the Executive Director, Technical Services Division, advising the City that MTO has no objections to the proposed driveway, the extension of the sanitary sewer on Eva Road and the water, storm sewer and sanitary sewer service connections to serve the development under lands owned by MTO and the 14‑metre setback from MTO property or make alternate arrangements for water, storm sewer and sanitary sewer connections that are acceptable to the Executive Director, Technical Services Division.

 

7.         City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division, to designate $575,000 from the Alternative Parkland Dedication payment to be received from the development at 2, 4 and 6 Eva Road for improvements to West Mall Park.

 

8.         City Council direct the General Manager, Children's Services Division, to redirect any surplus Section 37 public benefits from the proposed development at 2 , 4 and 6 Eva Road for daycare facilities at Eatonville School to daycare facility improvement at the Etobicoke Civic Centre.

 

9.         In the event that the proposed road does not move ahead, City Council reserve its right to further negotiate Section 37 money, if applicable.

 

10.       City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report to the April 14, 2009 meeting of the Planning and Growth Management Committee with a recommendation to add to Schedule 2 of the Official Plan the proposed north-south road between Civic Centre Court and Eva Road.

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Background Information (Committee)
January 22, 2009 report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18537.pdf)

By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18893.pdf)

notice
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18539.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(February 11, 2009) letter from Patrick J. Devine, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (CC.Main.EY24.1.1)
(February 23, 2009) e-mail from Salvatore Galati, 2080499 Ontario Limited (CC.New.EY24.1.2)
(February 20, 2009) e-mail from Bruce C. Ketcheson, Ritchie Ketcheson Hart and Biggart, Barristers and Solicitors (CC.New.EY24.1.3)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Peter Milczyn (Carried)

Motion 1 - City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report to the April 14, 2009 meeting of the Planning and Growth Management Committee with a recommendation to add to Schedule 2 of the Official Plan the proposed north-south road between Civic Centre Court and Eva Road.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of the Item, as amended, with the exception of Recommendation 8 of the Etobicoke York Community Council.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of the Item, as amended, only as it relates to Recommendation 8 of the Etobicoke York Community Council.

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Paul Ainslie - as his friend is a partner in the law firm Ritchie Ketcheson Hart and Biggart, Barristers and Solicitors, which is acting for the applicant.
Councillor Doug Holyday - only as it relates to Recommendation 8 of the Etobicoke York Community Council, as his grand-daughter attends the daycare located at the Etobicoke Civic Centre.


EY24.2

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 6 

630 Browns Line – Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Final Report
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council amend Etobicoke Zoning Code substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By‑law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 5.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By‑law Amendment as may be required.

 

3.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to:

 

i.          submit a Site Plan Control application for this property and obtain a Notice of Approval Conditions from the Director of Community Planning, Etobicoke York District; and

 

ii.          provide a Noise Attenuation Acoustic fence along the west property line to the rear of the building which shall be secured in a Site Plan Control Agreement.

 

4.         City Council direct the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, to look at opportunities to increase landscaping treatment along the western (rear) property line and the southern, eastern and northern (side) property lines, to further mitigate noise and light pollution on the adjacent residential property to the rear and surrounding the site, at the site plan review stage of this application.

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Background Information (Committee)
January 22, 2009 report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18520.pdf)

Notice
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18538.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(January 21, 2009) e-mail from Resident (Personal information withheld on request) (EY.Main)
(January 5, 2009) petition from Residents of Browns Line (EY.Main)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

EY24.7

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 11 

Sign Variance Report - 2387 Weston Road
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve the request for a variance from the former City of York Sign By-law No. 3369-79, to permit a third-party illuminated LED fascia wall sign with animated and flashing light capabilities at 2387 Weston Road.

Background Information (Committee)
January 19, 2009 report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18417.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Lost)

Motion 1 - That:

 

1.         The Recommendation of the Etobicoke York Community Council be deleted.

 

2.         Council adopt the following recommendation contained in the report (January 19, 2009) from the Director and Deputy Chief Building Official:

 

It is recommended that the request for variances be refused for the reasons outlined in this report. 

 

3.         Staff take whatever action is required to have the sign removed.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-25-2009 1:00 AM

Result: Lost EY24.7 - Moscoe - Motion 1
Yes: 10 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Davis, Fletcher, Heaps, McConnell, Moscoe, Perks, Thompson 
No: 20 Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Ford, Grimes, Hall, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Nunziata, Palacio, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Vaughan, Walker 
Absent: 15 Ashton, Augimeri, Cho, De Baeremaeker, Filion, Giambrone, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Moeser, Ootes, Pantalone, Parker, Perruzza, Rae 

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item)

Feb-25-2009 1:01 AM

Result: Carried EY24.7 - Adopt the Item
Yes: 23 Bussin, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Ford, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Nunziata, Palacio, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 7 Ainslie, Carroll, Davis, McConnell, Moscoe, Perks, Thompson 
Absent: 15 Ashton, Augimeri, Cho, De Baeremaeker, Filion, Giambrone, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Moeser, Ootes, Pantalone, Parker, Perruzza, Rae 

EY24.15

ACTION

Deferred 

 

Ward: 13 

3385 Dundas Street West Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Final Report
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, deferred consideration of Item EY24.15 to its next regular meeting on April 29, 2009.

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Background Information (Committee)
January 22, 2009 report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18540.pdf)

Notice
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18541.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 20, 2009) supplementary report from the City Solicitor (EY24.15a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19315.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(February 6, 2009) e-mail from Gabriela Gibbons (EY.Main)
(February 8, 2009) e-mail from Merle J. Hudson, Swansea Area Seniors Association (EY.Main)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)
Motion 1 - That City Council defer consideration of the Item to its next regular meeting on April 29, 2009.

EY24.22

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 11 

191A King Street – Application to Injure Two Privately-Owned Trees
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council refuse the request to injure two (2) privately-owned trees located at 189 King Street, to allow construction of a single family dwelling at 191A King Street.

Background Information (Committee)
January 14, 2009 report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18419.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(February 4, 2009) e-mail from Laura Albanese, M.P.P. (EY.Main)
(December 16, 2008) petition from Maurizio Dodaro, behalf of Community of Weston (EY.Main)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

EY24.25

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 17 

St. Clair Avenue West, between Caledonia Road/Caledonia Park Road and Old Weston Road – Road Alterations for the St. Clair Avenue West Transit Improvement Project
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize the preparation of a by‑law for the alteration of St. Clair Avenue West, between Caledonia Road/Caledonia Park Road and Old Weston Road, to allow construction of the Preferred Design Concept identified through the St. Clair Avenue West Transit Improvements Class Environmental Assessment study process. The modifications, generally as shown on Drawing Nos. 421F‑9540, 421F‑9541, and 421F‑9542 dated January 2009, include:

 

a.         construction of a raised, mountable trackbed in the centre of St. Clair Avenue West, between signalized intersections, with curbs as required, for the exclusive use of public transit vehicles and emergency service vehicles, including Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services;

 

b.         widening portion of the pavement up to 2.8 metres, on the north and south sides of St. Clair Avenue West between Caledonia Road/Caledonia Park Road and Old Weston Road; and, widening the pavement up to 7 metres for the section on the south side of St. Clair Avenue West between Old Weston Road to just east of Ford Street, generally as shown on Drawing Nos. 421F‑9540, 421F‑9541, and 421F‑9542 dated January 2009; and

 

c.         narrowing the pavement up to 2.1 metres, on St. Clair Avenue West at Caledonia Road (northeast corner), Blackthorn Avenue (northeast and northwest corners), Spring Grove Avenue (southeast and southwest corners), Silverthorn Avenue (northwest side), Cloverdale Avenue (northeast and northwest corners) and Ford Street (southeast and southwest corners) as shown on Drawing Nos. 421F‑9540, 421F‑9541, and 421F‑9542 dated January 2009.

 

2.         City Council authorize the removal of the existing streetcar loading platforms on St. Clair Avenue West, between Caledonia Road/Caledonia Park Road and Old Weston Road, listed in the attached Appendix “A”.

 

3.         City Council authorize the installation of the proposed streetcar loading platforms on St. Clair Avenue West, between Caledonia Road/Caledonia Park Road and Old Weston Road, listed in the attached Appendix “B”.

Background Information (Committee)
January 20, 2009 report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18565.pdf)

Attachments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18566.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

EY24.30

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 7 

Torbarrie Road - Parking Regulation Amendments
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council enact a “No Parking Anytime” prohibition on the east side of Torbarrie Road from a point 224 metres north of Jethro Road to a point 46 metres further north.

 

2.         City Council enact a “No Parking Anytime” prohibition on the east side of Torbarrie Road from a point 270 metres north of Jethro Road to a point 32 metres further north.

Background Information (Committee)
January 12, 2009 report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18460.pdf)

Attachment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18461.pdf)


EY24.36

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 17 

Dovercourt Road - Removal of On-Street Parking Space for Persons with Disabilities
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve the removal of the on-street parking space for persons with disabilities located on the west side of Dovercourt Road, between a point 172.3 metres north of Geary Avenue and a point 5.5 metres further north.

Background Information (Committee)
January 14, 2009 report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18450.pdf)


EY24.37

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 5 

Designation of Fire Routes and amendment to Chapter 880 – Fire Routes (245 Dalesford Road)
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council designate part or those parts of the private road or roads shown on the site plan filed with the Fire Chief in respect of the municipal addresses set out below as fire routes pursuant to Municipal Code Chapter 880 – Fire Routes - 245 Dalesford Road.

 

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

Background Information (Committee)
January 15, 2009 report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18531.pdf)

by-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18532.pdf)


EY24.38

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 13 

Designation of Fire Routes and amendment to Chapter 880 – Fire Routes (4100 Dundas Street West)
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council designate part or those parts of the private road or roads shown on the site plan filed with the Fire Chief in respect of the municipal address set out below as a fire route pursuant to Municipal Code Chapter 880 – Fire Routes - 4100 Dundas Street West.

 

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

Background Information (Committee)
January 22, 2009 report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18533.pdf)

by-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-18534.pdf)


EY24.39

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 6 

Request for Extension of Liquor Licence
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council for liquor licensing purposes, advise the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario that the City of Toronto has no objection to the request for:

 

a.         an extension of the liquor licence of the Royal Canadian Legion, 3850 Lake Shore Boulevard West, for a “Beer Garden” on Canada Day, July 1, 2009, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.


North York Community Council - Meeting 23
NY23.15

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 10 

Parking Regulations - Faywood Boulevard
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council amend Schedule X of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York, to delete the 30 minute permitted parking 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday on the east side of Faywood Boulevard from a point 121 metres north of the northerly limit of McAllister Road to a point 60 metres south of the southerly limit of Sheppard Avenue West.

 

2.         City Council amend Schedule X of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York, to delete the 30 minute permitted parking 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday on the east side of Faywood Boulevard from a point 15 metres north of the northerly limit of McAllister Road to a point 46 metres northerly thereof.

 

3.         City Council amend Schedule IX of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York, to delete the No Stopping 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday on the east side of Faywood Boulevard from a point 61 metres north of the northerly limit of McAllister Road to a point 60 metres northerly thereof.

 

4.         City Council amend Schedule VIII of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York, to prohibit parking at anytime on the east side of Faywood Boulevard from a point 60 metres south of Sheppard Avenue West to a point 42 metres southerly thereof.

 

5.         City Council amend Schedule X of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York, to install 30 Minute Permit Parking from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday on the east side of Faywood Boulevard from a point 15 metres north of McAllister Road to a point 106 metres north thereof.

Background Information (Committee)
Staff Report - Faywood Blvd
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-18524.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Map - Faywood Blvd
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-18525.pdf)


NY23.25

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 26 

Final Report - Rezoning - 30 Commercial Road
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council amend the Zoning By-law to permit a music recording and production facility substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 6 to the report (January 14, 2009) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Background Information (Committee)
Staff Report & Attachments 1-6 - 30 Commercial Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-18467.pdf)


NY23.26

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 25 

Final Report - Rezoning, Site Plan Applications - 2512-2540 Bayview Avenue & 291-311 York Mills Road
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council amend the Site Specific Zoning By-law No. 29589 substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By‑law Amendment in Attachment 5 to the report (January 12, 2009) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, subject to adding the following Exception Regulation in the Zoning By-law:

 

“(g)      Parking Aisle Width

 

(i)         A parking aisle width of 10.84 m on the east side of the property is permitted.”

 

2.         City Council approve the following additional condition:

 

“That the store washrooms, constructed in accordance with the provisions of the Building Code, be accessible to customers and that signage be provided in accordance with the recommendations of the Executive Director of Municipal Licensing and Standards.”

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

 

4.         City Council approve, in principle, the conditions set out in Attachment 6 to the report (January 12, 2009) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, the proposal for a second storey addition to the Shoppers Drug Mart, located at 2512‑2540 Bayview Avenue and 291‑311 York Mills Road, as indicated on the plans listed in Attachment 1 to the report (January 12, 2009) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

5.         City Council delegate back to the Chief Planner or his designate the authority to issue Site Plan Approval and the final Site Plan Approval not be issued until the amending Zoning By-law is in effect.

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Background Information (Committee)
Staff Report & Attachments 1-6 - 2512-2540 Bayview Ave & 291-311 York Mills Rd
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-18513.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(February 4, 2009) e-mail from Reza Akbari (NY.New.NY23.26.1)
Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Cliff Jenkins - as he and his wife own property within the subject area.


NY23.27

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: 23 

Status Report & Request for Direction Report - Rezoning Application - 2952-2958 Bayview Ave
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council refuse the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment application in its present form for the reasons outlined in the report (February 4, 2009) from the Director, Community Council, North York District.

 

2.         City Council authorize City Staff to appear before the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing in support of Part 1, above, and in accordance with the recommended revisions as outlined in the report (February 4, 2009) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, and the City Solicitor and any other appropriate City Staff be authorized to take such actions as necessary to give effect to the recommendations of the report (February 4, 2009) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

3.         City Council approve the following revisions in addition to those already outlined in the report (February 4, 2009) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District:

 

a.         that the proposed third floor balconies be setback approximately 15 metres from the rear property line, and that the size be reduced so that they are more in keeping with what is permitted in the adjacent R4 neighbourhood; and

 

b.         that all purchasers be advised that garbage must be stored in the unit.

 

4.         Should the Site Plan Control application be appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board, City Council authorize the City Solicitor and City Staff to appear before the Board in support of the position that the Site Plan Application not be approved in its present form.

 

5.         City Council notes that the applicant has failed to make provision for three-stream garbage collection on Bayview Avenue and residents would, therefore, be required to either haul garbage, recycling and green bin material through their units or wheel it around the entire block.

Background Information (Committee)
Staff Report - 2952-2958 Bayview Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-18510.pdf)

Background Information (City Council)
(February 19, 2009) supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning (NY23.27b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19142.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(February 9, 2009) fax from Michael Bowman, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, LLP, with attachments, on behalf of Symmetry Developments Inc. (NY.New.NY23.27.1)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Carried)

Motion 1 - City Council notes that the applicant has failed to make provision for three-stream garbage collection on Bayview Avenue and residents would, therefore, be required to either haul garbage, recycling and green bin material through their units or wheel it around the entire block.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

27a Request for Direction Report - Rezoning Application - 2952-2958 Bayview Avenue
Background Information (Committee)
Staff Report & Attachments 1-4 - 2952-2958 Bayview Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-18865.pdf)


NY23.29

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 24 

Ontario Municipal Board Hearing Representation - Committee of Adjustment Application - 100 Cresthaven Drive
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to retain outside Planning Consultants and attend the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing to uphold the City’s By-law and the Committee of Adjustment‘s decisions.

Background Information (Committee)
Member Motion - 100 Cresthaven Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-18883.pdf)

Staff Report to the Committee of Adjustment - 100 Cresthaven Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-18884.pdf)

Minutes - Committee of Adjustment - 100 Cresthaven Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-18885.pdf)

Notice of Decision - Committee of Adjustment - B0087 - 100 Cresthaven Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-18886.pdf)

Notice of Decision - Committee of Adjustment - A0721 - 100 Cresthaven Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-18887.pdf)

Notice of Decision - Committee of Adjustment - A0722 - 100 Cresthaven Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-18888.pdf)


NY23.32

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

 

York Region - Bayview Avenue Class EA from John Street to Major Mackenzie Drive
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council not support the Regional Municipality of York’s proposal to widen Bayview Avenue from John Street to Major Mackenzie Drive.

Background Information (Committee)
Member Motion - Bayview Ave, from John St to Major Mackenzie Dr
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-18891.pdf)


Scarborough Community Council - Meeting 23
SC23.4

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 40 

All-Way Stop Control Study - Pharmacy Avenue at Pachino Boulevard
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve the installation of an All-Way Stop Control at Pharmacy Avenue and Pachino Boulevard.

 

2.         City Council pass or amend the appropriate by-law(s) accordingly.

Background Information (Committee)
Letter.City Clerk.All-Way Stop Control Pharmacy Avenue at Pachino Blvd.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-18657.pdf)

Report.All-Way Stop Control.Pharmacy Avenue at Pachino Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-18421.pdf)

Location Plan.All-Way Stop Control Study.Pharmacy at Pachino
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-18457.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item)

Feb-24-2009 9:46 PM

Result: Carried SC23.4 - Adopt the Item
Yes: 32 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 3 Ford, Holyday, Thompson 
Absent: 10 Ashton, Augimeri, Filion, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza, Stintz 

SC23.10

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 38 

Scarborough Centre Library Branch – Proposal Update
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct City Facilities and Real Estate staff to work with the Toronto Parking Authority in an attempt to create a parking supply as outlined in Option A (231 spaces) or Option B (332 spaces) of the September 2008 Scarborough Civic Centre Branch Library Conceptual study.

 

2.         City Council request the Toronto Parking Authority to consider constructing a Toronto Parking Authority parking lot as outlined in the September 2008 Scarborough Civic Centre Branch Library Conceptual study.

 

3.         City Council submit the Scarborough Centre Library Branch Proposal to the City Manager as a City of Toronto project for funding under the Federal Infrastructure Program.

Background Information (Committee)
Report.Chief Corporate Officer.Scarborough Centre Library Branch.Proposal Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-18613.pdf)

Report.Chief Corporate Officer.Appendix A.Site Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-18614.pdf)

Report.Chief Corporate Officer.Appendix B.Location Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-18615.pdf)

Report.Attachment 1.Library Report.Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-18616.pdf)

Report.Att. 1.Library Report.Scarborough Centre Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-18617.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(January 26, 2009) letter from Jane Pyper, City Librarian (SC.New.23.10.1)

SC23.12

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: 35 

3520 Danforth Avenue – Zoning and Site Plan Applications - Request for Direction Report
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to oppose the original 12‑storey proposal at the upcoming Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing.

 

2.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to support a settlement at the upcoming OMB hearing, based upon the “without prejudice” submission illustrated in Attachments 1, 2, 3 and 4 with the following features and conditions:

 

a.         maximum of 7 storeys as illustrated on the elevation drawings;

 

b.         stepping of heights at the north side of the building to minimize shadow impacts on the neighbourhood to the north, as illustrated on the massing drawings;

 

c.         elimination of balconies in the stepped section of the north wall to reduce overlook of the neighbourhood to the north, as illustrated on the elevation drawings and on the massing drawing;

 

d.         provision of a common outdoor terrace facing northward from the 6th floor, with appropriate screening to prevent overview of the neighbourhood to the north;

 

e.         balconies to have opaque glass screens to reduce overlook;

 

f.          minimum of 95 parking spaces, with 19 for visitors and commercial customers;

 

g.         restaurant uses limited to a total gross floor area of no more than 150 square metres (1,615 square feet);

 

h.         applicant to agree to a Construction Management Plan in accordance with relevant City regulations, to minimize and mitigate construction impacts on neighbouring properties and City streets; and

 

i.          applicant to enter into the City’s standard site plan control agreement addressing matters such as CN Rail’s noise requirements, waste management plan, stormwater management, servicing, loading areas, road widenings, streetscape and landscaping improvements, improved traffic control measures on Scotia Avenue, traffic signal timing optimization and related costs, and any other matters that arise from the detailed technical review of the site plan submission.

 

3.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to request that the OMB withhold its order with respect to the zoning by‑law amendment until such time as the City and the applicant have executed the necessary site plan control agreement and the City has received the associated financial securities.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Speaker Bussin ruled the following original recommendation of the Scarborough Community Council out of order, as City Council has previously directed that until a policy on transit passes for new condominium units is adopted, Council refrain from making ad hoc requests for transit passes:

 

            "applicant to provide free TTC Metropasses for one year to each purchaser of a "car-free" unit;".

Background Information (Committee)
Report.3520 Danforth Ave. Zoning and Site Plan App. Request for Direction
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-18521.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(February 8, 2009) fax from Mrs. A Milios (SC.New.23.12.1)
(February 6, 2009) letter from Dan Glazier and Joe Murillo, Crossroads of the Danforth BIA (SC.New.23.12.2)
(February 9, 2009) fax from George Killan (SC.New.23.12.3)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Feb-23-2009 10:36 AM

Result: Carried SC23.12 - Adopt the Item, as amended (by the Ruling by Speaker Bussin)
Yes: 38 Ainslie, Ashton, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Filion, Fletcher, Ford, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Ootes, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 4 Bussin, Del Grande, Shiner, Stintz 
Absent: 3 Augimeri, Giambrone, Jenkins 
Rulings (City Council)
Ruling by Speaker Sandra Bussin
Speaker Bussin made the following ruling:

I wish to rule on an Item from Scarborough Community Council. Item SC23.12, headed “3520 Danforth Avenue – Zoning and Site Plan Applications – Request for Director Report” contains a recommendation on the provision of free TTC Metropasses for one year to each purchaser of a “car-free” unit.

City Council at its December 11, 12 and 13, 2007 meeting adopted Item PG11.8 and directed that until a policy on transit passes for new condominium units is adopted, Council refrain from making ad hoc requests for transit passes.

A policy has not yet been adopted by Council. I have ruled similar recommendations out of order in the past. Accordingly, I must rule that Recommendation 2h in Scarborough Community Council Item SC23.12 concerning transit passes is out of order. If a Member wishes to reinstate this recommendation, the Item should be held. I will entertain a motion to exempt this Item from Council's decision to refrain from making such requests when we get to the debate on this Item.

Members of Council, it is not my intention to frustrate the will of the Community Council, but I must be consistent. I would suggest that staff bring forward the required policy as soon as possible to prevent the need for further rulings on this matter.

SC23.13

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: 36 

39 – 91 National Street – Part Lot Control Application – Final Report
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council enact a part lot control exemption by-law with respect to the subject lands as generally illustrated on Attachment 1, to be prepared to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and to expire two years after registration following enactment by City Council.

 

2.         City Council require the owner to provide proof of payment of all current property taxes for the subject lands to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, prior to the enactment of the part lot control exemption by-law.

 

3.         City Council authorize and direct the City Solicitor to register the part lot control exemption by-law on title.

 

4.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft part lot control exemption by-law as may be required.

Background Information (Committee)
Report.39-91 National Street.Part Lot Control Application
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-18493.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Brian Ashton (Carried)

Motion 1 -That the following Recommendation 3 of the Scarborough Community Council be deleted:

 

            Recommendation to be deleted:

 

3.         Prior to the introduction of the part lot control exemption Bill, require the owner to register, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, a Section 118 Restriction under the Land Titles Act agreeing not to transfer or charge any part of the lands without the written consent of the Chief Planner or his designate.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Toronto and East York Community Council - Meeting 23
TE23.1

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: 27 

Final Report - 60-76 Grenville Street and 51 Grosvenor Street - Women's College Hospital and Kenson Apartments - Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning Applications and Rental Housing Demolition Permit Application
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council amend the Official Plan substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment No. 6.

 

2.         City Council amend the Zoning By‑law substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By‑law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 7.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning, to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan and Zoning By‑law Amendments as may be required to give effect to the intent of the recommendations contained in this report.

 

4.         City Council approve the application to demolish the 59 rental housing units located at 51 Grosvenor Street pursuant to Municipal Code Chapters 667 and 363, subject to the following conditions under Chapter 667:

 

a.         the owner of the property make a cash payment to the City in lieu of replacement of the rental housing units in the amount of $300,000 prior to the issuance of the first above grade building permit for a public hospital on Phase 1, to be directed to the Capital Revolving Fund for Affordable Housing;

 

b.         the owner ensure the maintenance of the 59 existing rental dwelling units as rental housing until the earlier of the date such rental building is vacant or January 31, 2010;

 

c.         the owner meet the requirements of the tenant assistance plan as required in Part 8c. below; and

 

d.         the owner enter into an agreement to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, which secures the conditions outlined in Part 4.

 

5.         City Council authorize the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, to issue a preliminary approval to the application under Municipal Code Chapter 667 after the satisfaction of the conditions in Part 4, and after:

 

a.         the Official Plan and Zoning By‑law amendments in Parts 1 and 2 have come into full force and effect;

 

b.         the closure and completion of the sale of the existing east‑west public lane to the owner;

 

c.         the issuance of site plan approval for a public hospital by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, for Phase 1 of the redevelopment pursuant to the Zoning By‑law Amendment; and

 

d.         the issuance of a first foundation building permit for Phase 1 of the redevelopment pursuant to the Zoning By‑law Amendment.

 

6.         City Council authorize the Chief Building Official to issue a section 111 permit under Municipal Code Chapter 667 after the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, has given the preliminary approval in Part 5.

 

7.         City Council authorize the Chief Building Official to issue a permit under Section 33 of the Planning Act, after the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, has given the preliminary approval in Part 5, which permit may be included in the demolition permit for Chapter 667 under 363‑11.1E, of the Municipal Code.

 

8.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council authorize the appropriate City officials and require the owner to execute one or more agreements pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, and Section 667 of the Municipal Code satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and the City Solicitor. The agreements to be registered on title to the lands in a manner satisfactory to the City Solicitor and to secure the following matters from the owner at its expense:

 

a.         $300,000 to be used for the provision of affordable housing to be paid to the City prior to the issuance of the first above grade building permit for a public hospital on Phase 1 provided in the event that such payment is made after December 31, 2010, the payment shall be increased to reflect any increases in the Construction Price Index from January 1, 2011;

 

b.         the owner shall continue to operate the existing residential rental building located on the lot as rental housing until the earlier of the date such building is vacant or January 31, 2010;

 

c.         The Tenant Assistance Plan:

 

Each tenant receiving notice of termination will be given 150 days’ notice, three months' equivalent cash pay out, return of last month's rent, $500 moving expenses and all applicable interest on deposit together with the following:

 

Tenants who are in occupancy of their units for the following lengths of time will be provided with the following additional compensation:

 

One Year and Greater will be given one additional month rent free;

 

Between 5 and 10 years – will be given two additional months rent free; and

 

Greater than 10 years – will be given nine months’ rent free, and shall receive a “top‑up” payment equal to the difference in the current monthly market rent of such unit within the building minus the actual amount of monthly rent paid by the tenant multiplied by 12 months (or by a lesser number of months if the tenant vacates their unit after September 1, 2009, but before January 31, 2010).

 

Tenants who depart prior to notice of termination being given shall not receive the compensation package or the moving allowance.

 

d.         be encouraged to build in conformity with the Green Development Standard Checklist submitted by the owner and date stamped as received by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, on October 1, 2008;

 

e.         an existing east‑west public lane is required to form Part of the lot; prior to Site Plan approval pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, the owner shall obtain City Council’s approval of the closure and sale of the public lane and shall complete such sale of such lane;

 

f.          provide and thereafter maintain public art in a location on a publicly accessible portion of the lot;

 

g.         comply with any other conditions set forth in the agreement required to ensure the orderly development and phasing of the lands as required by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, acting reasonably;

 

h.         enter into a Site Plan Agreement to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, under Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006;

 

i.          provide reasonable commercial efforts to obtain LEED certification of the development; and

 

j.          provide and maintain parking in accordance with the approved Temporary Parking Study prepared by the BA Group dated December 11, 2008, subject to such revisions from time to time as may be requested by the owner and approved by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division.

 

9.         City Council notes that the owner has agreed that it will, in addition to the Tenant Assistance matters set forth in the Zoning By-law Amendment and Agreement, provide the tenants eligible to receive the tenant assistance plan with the services of a rental agent, at no cost to them, to assist in finding alternative accommodations, and provide an undertaking to the City Solicitor's satisfaction to so do, prior to the completion of the sale of the public lane.

 

10        City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to ensure that, as part of the Site Plan process, the arch windows are incorporated into the new development, and that consideration be given to including the columns and portico as well.

 

11.       The owner will submit to the Executive Director of Technical Services for review and acceptance, prior to the issuance of any building permit, a site servicing review to demonstrate how this site will be serviced and whether the existing municipal infrastructure is adequate.

 

12.       The owner will provide for any improvements to the municipal infrastructure in connection with the functional servicing report, as accepted by the Executive Director of Technical Services, should it be determined that upgrades to such infrastructure are required to support this development.

 

13.       City Council authorizes City officials to take all necessary steps, including the execution of agreements and documents, to give effect to the above‑noted recommendations.

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Background Information (Committee)
TE23.1 - Staff Report - 60-76 Grenville St. and 51 Grosvenor St.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18787.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(February 2, 2009) letter from Dr. Myra Nan Rosenfeld-Little (TE.New.TE23.1.1)
(February 6, 2009) fax from Alistair Grieve (TE.New.TE23.1.2)
(February 8, 2009) e-mail from Steve Russell, Toronto Architectural Conservancy (TE.New.TE23.1.3)
(February 9, 2009) submission from Michele Landsberg, Chair, Women's College Hospital Board of Directors (TE.New.TE23.1.4)
(February 9, 2009) submission from Corneil Van der Spek (TE.New.TE23.1.5)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Carried)

Motion 1 - That Recommendation 8c of the Toronto and East York Community Council, regarding the Tenant Assistance Plan, be amended by adding the following:

 

            The tenants shall be provided the services of a rental agent at no cost to them to assist in finding alternative accommodation.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

(Note:  This Item was subsequently reconsidered - see below.)


Motion to Reconsider Item moved by Councillor Kyle Rae (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, Council reconsider this Item.  (This procedural motion requires a two-thirds vote to carry.)


Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Carried)

Motion 2 - That Council adopt the following instead of motion 1 by Councillor Moscoe:

 

            City Council notes that the owner has agreed that it will, in addition to the Tenant Assistance matters set forth in the Zoning By-law Amendment and Agreement, provide the tenants eligible to receive the tenant assistance plan with the services of a rental agent, at no cost to them, to assist in finding alternative accommodations, and provide an undertaking to the City Solicitor's satisfaction to so do, prior to the completion of the sale of the public lane.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-24-2009 3:31 PM

Result: Carried TE23.1 - Adopt Item, as amend by Motion 2 only
Yes: 35 Ainslie, Ashton, Augimeri, Bussin, Cho, Davis, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Ford, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Jenkins, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 0  
Absent: 10 Carroll, De Baeremaeker, Filion, Giambrone, Grimes, Milczyn, Miller, Ootes, Perruzza, Shiner 

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

TE23.2

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 20 

Inclusion on Heritage Inventory - Residential Buildings on Beverley Street and Stephanie Street
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council include the property at 15 Beverley Street (Samuel Caplan House) on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

 

2.         City Council include the property at 27 Beverley Street (James Kelly House) on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

 

3.         City Council include the property at 29 Beverley Street (Robert Brown Row House) on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

 

4.         City Council include the property at 31 Beverley Street (Robert Brown Row House) on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

 

5.         City Council include the property at 33 Beverley Street (Robert Brown Row House) on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

 

6.         City Council include the property at 35 Beverley Street (Robert Brown Row House) on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

 

7.         City Council include the property at 37 Beverley Street (Robert Brown Row House) on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

 

8.         City Council include the property at 39 Beverley Street (Robert Brown Row House) on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

 

9.         City Council include the property at 45 Stephanie Street (Robert Brown House) on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

 

10.       City Council include the property at 47 Stephanie Street (Robert Brown House) on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

Background Information (Committee)
TE23.2 - Staff Report - Beverley St. and Stephanie St.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18781.pdf)

Communications (Committee)
(February 8, 2009) e-mail from Ralph Daley, President, Grange Community Association (TE.New.TE23.2.1)
(February 9, 2009) e-mail from Phyllis Platt, Co-Chair of Residents Work Group regarding the development on Beverley-Phoebe-Soho. (TE.New.TE23.2.2)
(February 9, 2009) submission from Dr. Peter Wyatt (TE.New.TE23.2.3)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

2a Inclusion on Heritage Inventory - Residential Buildings on Beverley Street and Stephanie Street (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina)
Background Information (Committee)
TE23.2a - Letter Beverley Street and Stephanie Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18666.pdf)


TE23.3

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 27 

Sign Variance - 595 Bay Street
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize the appropriate staff to extend the contract between the Yonge‑Dundas Square Board of Management and Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) by two years conditional upon CCO replacing the two existing LED advertising signage units with two technologically upgraded units of the same size; CCO making a one time payment of $15,000; and CCO increasing the minimum annual guaranteed payment during the additional two years of the agreement from 30 to 40 percent of net advertising revenue, or $75,000, whichever is greater.

Background Information (Committee)
TE23.3 - Staff Report - 595 Bay Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18667.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

TE23.31

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 19 

Proposed Permanent Closure and Sale of the Portion of the Public Lane at the Rear of 860-862 Richmond Street West
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council permanently close the portion of the public lane, shown as Part 1 on the attached Sketch No. PS‑2008‑105 (the “Lane”), subject to compliance with the requirements of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 162.

 

2.         City Council direct Transportation Services staff to give notice to the public of a proposed by‑law to close the Lane, in accordance with the requirements of City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 162, with the Toronto and East York Community Council to hear any member of the public who wishes to speak to the matter during consideration of the proposed by‑law.

 

3.         City Council direct Transportation Services staff to advise the public of the proposed closure of the Lane prior to implementation, in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Schedule “A+ activities, by posting notice of the proposed closure on the notices page of the City’s Web site for at least five working days prior to the Toronto and East York Community Council meeting at which the proposed by‑law to close the Lane will be considered.

 

4.         City Council authorize the City to accept the Offer to Purchase from the adjoining owner, King Lofts Toronto I Ltd. (the “Purchaser”), to purchase the Lane, in the amount of $106,000.00, substantially on the terms outlined in Appendix “A” to this report.

 

5.         City Council authorize each of the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director of Real Estate Services severally to accept the Offer to Purchase on behalf of the City.

 

6.         City Council grant authority to direct a portion of the proceeds of the closing to fund the outstanding expenses related to the Lane and the completion of the sale transaction.

 

7.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the transaction on behalf of the City, including paying any necessary expenses, amending the closing, due diligence and other dates, and amending and waiving terms and conditions, on such terms as she considers reasonable.

Background Information (Committee)
TE23.31 - Staff Report - Public Lane at Rear of 860-862 Richmond Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18725.pdf)

TE23.31 - Appendix A - Public Lane at Rear of 860-862 Richmond Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18726.pdf)

TE23.31 - Appendix B - Public Lane at Rear of 860-862 Richmond Street West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18727.pdf)


TE23.35

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 19 

Student Pick-Up/Drop-Off Zone - Ossington Avenue
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council rescind the parking regulations on the west side of Ossington Avenue outlined in Appendix “A”, attached to this report.

 

2.         City Council approve implementation of the parking regulations on the west side of Ossington Avenue outlined in Appendix “B”, as attached to this report to amend the hours of operation and extend the existing student pick up/drop-off zone serving Ossington Old Orchard Junior Public School.

Background Information (Committee)
TE23.35 - Staff Report - Ossington Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18735.pdf)

TE23.35 - Revised Appendix A - Ossington Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18736.pdf)

TE23.35 - Appendix B - Ossington Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18737.pdf)

TE23.35 - Drawing No. 421F-9543 - Ossington Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18738.pdf)


TE23.40

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 31 

Removal of On-Street Parking Spaces for Persons With Disabilities - Main Street
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve the removal of the on-street parking spaces for persons with disabilities located on the east side of Main Street, between a point 131.8 metres south of Lumsden Avenue and a point 137.6 metres south of Lumsden Avenue, in effect at all times during the months of January, March, May, July, September and November, and on the west side of Main Street, between a point 126 metres south of Lumsden Avenue and a point 131.8 metres south of Lumsden Avenue, in effect at all times during the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.

Background Information (Committee)
TE23.40 - Staff Report - Main Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18752.pdf)


TE23.53

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

Use of Nathan Phillips Square for Various Events up to July 5, 2009
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council give exemption to the Fashion Design Council of Canada and the Toronto Downtown Jazz Society to operate a beer garden and to serve wine and hard liquor contingent upon the following conditions:

 

a.         approval of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario;

b.         approval of the Medical Officer of Health;

c.         compliance with the City of Toronto’s Municipal Alcohol Policy; and

d.         receipt of all the necessary permits associated with the production of the event, i.e., building permit, noise by‑law extension permit.

 

2.         City Council grant permission for the Fashion Design Council of Canada and the Toronto Downtown Jazz Society to host “ticketed” performances and to solicit donations in support of their organization.

 

3.         City Council grant permission to Camp Jumoke, Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and Autism Speaks Canada to solicit donations in support of their organizations.

 

4.         The various events compensate the City of Toronto through the Facilities and Real Estate Division for all the City of Toronto costs associated with the event.

 

5.         The appropriate City officials be authorized and directed to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

Background Information (Committee)
TE23.53 - Staff Report - Use of Nathan Phillips Square
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18777.pdf)


TE23.54

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

 

Events of Municipal Significance for Liquor Licensing Purposes
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

City Council, for liquor licence purposes, advise the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) that it has no objection to:

 

1.         The Canadian Music Week taking place at various locations from March 12 to March 14, 2009, which has been designated by Toronto and East York Community Council as an event of municipal significance, and advise the AGCO that it has no objection to:

 

a.         the following establishments being permitted to sell and serve alcohol until 4:00 a.m. for the duration of this event:

 

 Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen Street West;

 El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Avenue;

 The Mod Club, 722 College Street;

 Sneaky Dees, 431 College Street; and

 

b.         the Supermarket Restaurant and Bar at 248 Augusta Avenue being permitted to sell and serve alcohol until 3:00 a.m. on March 13 and 14, 2009.

 

2.         The request for temporary patio extension permits for the following establishments, in conjunction with the Woofstock Festival, which has been designated by the Toronto and East York Community Council as an event of municipal significance to be held on June 13 and 14, 2009:

 

Foundation Room, 65 Front Street, Units 17-19 (located at 19 Church Street)

Jamie Kennedy Restaurant, 9 Church Street

The Keg Restaurant, 12 Church Street

Hot House, 35 Church Street (Patio is on Front Street)

Vagabondo, 32 Wellington Street East

Lucien, 36 Wellington Street East

Trevor Kitchen & Bar, 38 Wellington Street East

Bravi, 40 Wellington Street East

Pravda, 44 Wellington Street East

The Flatiron & Firkin, 49 Wellington Street East

Hernando’s Hideaway, 52 Wellington Street East

Ichiban, 58 Wellington Street East

Biagio, 155 King Street East, patio in Market Lane Park

Shopsy’s, 33 Yonge Street

Biff’s, 4 Front Street East

Sultans Tent, 49 Front Street East

C’est What, 67 Front Street East

Le Papillon Restaurant, 69 Front Street East

The Jersey Giant, 71 Front Street East

Springrolls, 85 Front Street East

Paddingtons, 91 Front Street East

Old Spaghetti Factory, 54 The Esplanade

Scotland Yard, 56 The Esplanade

Bier Markt, 58 The Esplanade

Fionn Maccool’s Irish Pub, 70 The Esplanade.

Communications (Committee)
(January 12, 2009) letter from Natasha Ward, Special Event Coordinator, AIDS Committee of Toronto - respecting the SNAP annual fundraising event to be held on February 26, 2009, at the Edward Day Gallery, 952 Queen Street West.  (TE.Main.TE23.54.1)
(January 12, 2009) letter from Natasha Ward, Special Event Coordinator, AIDS Committee of Toronto - respecting the SNAP annual fundraising event to be held on March 1, 2009, at The National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis Street.  (TE.Main.TE23.54.2)
(January 19, 2009) letter from Vanja Vasic, Executive Director, respecting the Toronto Alternative Arts & Fashion Week to be held April 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2009, in the Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill Street, Building 6. (TE.Main.TE23.54.3)
(January 15, 2009) letter from Councillor Kyle Rae, Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale, forwarding a communication from the Bloor-Yorkville BIA, who will be hosting Luminato on June 13, 2009, and Second Harvest's Toronto Taste on June 14, 2009, in the Village of Yorkville Park and on Cumberland Street from Old York Lane to Bellair Street. (TE.Main.TE23.54.4)
(January 26, 2009) fax from Louis Silva, Santa Cruz Church, respecting the Festival of the Holy Spirit to be held on June 27 and 28, 2009. at Santa Cruz Church, 142 Argyle Street. (TE.Main.TE23.54.5)
(January 26, 2009) fax from Louis Silva, Santa Cruz Church, respecting the Festival Our Lady of the Angels, to be held on August 15 and 16, 2009, at the Santa Cruz Church, 142 Argyle Street. (TE.Main.TE23.54.6)
(January 27, 2009) letter from Sam Grosso, President, Cadillac Lounge, Operated by 1403029 Ontario Limited, respecting Canadian Music Week to be held March 12, 13 and 14, 2009, and requesting approval for a liquor licence extension for the Cadillac Lounge at 1296 Queen Street West to sell liquor and serve until 4:00 a.m. on these specific days. (TE.Main.TE23.54.7)
(February 2, 2009) e-mail from Verle A. Mobbs, General Manager, Canadian Music Week 2009, adding the El Mocambo, The Mod Club and Sneaky Dees to the Official Venue list for Canadian Music Week to be held from March 12-14, 2009, and that these establishments be permitted to sell and serve alcohol until 4:00 a.m. for the duration of this event. (TE.New.TE23.54.8)
(February 1, 2009) letter from Al Smith, Executive Director, St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA, respecting the Woofstock Festival to be held on June 13 and 14, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at various locations, and requesting that this festival be designated an event of municipal significance, and are hoping to extend the patios of participating restaurants.  (TE.New.TE23.54.9)
(February 6, 2009) letter from Councillor Adam Vaughan, Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina, respecting Canadian Music Week and requesting that Council support liquor licence extensions for the Supermarket Restaurant and Bar at 268 Augusta Avenue on March 13 and 14, 2009, to 3:00 a.m. (TE.New.TE23.54.10)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/comm/communicationfile-10070.pdf)


TE23.55

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 18 

40 Dovercourt Road - Zoning Amendment Application - Supplementary Report
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council replace the draft by-law attached to the Final Report of the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, as adopted by City Council at its meeting of December 1-3, 2008, with the revised draft zoning by-law attached to this Supplementary Report as Attachment 1.

 

2.         City Council determine, pursuant to s. 34 (17) of the Planning Act, that no further notice is to be given in respect to the proposed changes to the draft zoning by-law.

Background Information (Committee)
TE23.55 - Staff Report - 40 Dovercourt Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18868.pdf)


TE23.57

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 20 

Ontario Municipal Board Hearing - 544 King Street West and 1-9 Morrison Street
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing to uphold the Committee’s decision to refuse the application for 544 King Street West and 1‑9 Morrison Street (Committee of Adjustment File A0907/08TEY) on December 3, 2008.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to advise the Board if it is inclined to grant the requested variance that it should do so only subject to the following conditions:

 

a.         that the use of the building be secured as commercial only;

 

b.         that the proposed loading space on Morrison Street be evaluated and reduced to the greatest extent possible and retail be introduced in its place; and

 

c.         that a contribution of $150,000 be required as a condition under Section 45(9) of the Planning Act, and that these funds be directed as follows:

 

           $100,000 for streetscape improvements in the vicinity of the project;

           $35,000 for a Heritage Conservation District study for King Street West; and

           $15,000 for capital improvements in social housing in Ward 20.

Background Information (Committee)
TE23.57 - Revised Member Motion - 544 King St.West and 1-9 Morrison St.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18876.pdf)

TE23.57 - Committee of Adjustment Decision-544 King St. West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18877.pdf)

TE23.57- Plan and Drawings - 544 King St.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18878.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

TE23.59

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 20 

Liquor Licence Application - Gumboots and Neckerchiefs (Formerly Escape Nightclub) - 22 Duncan Street
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Clerk to advise the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) that the liquor licence application for Gumboots and Neckerchiefs (former Escape Nightclub), 22 Duncan Street (“Premises”), is not in the public interest having regard to the needs and wishes of the residents, and that the Registrar should issue a Proposal to Review the liquor licence application.

 

2.         City Council request the AGCO to provide the City with an opportunity to participate in any proceedings with respect to the Premises.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to attend all proceedings before the AGCO in this matter and be directed to take all necessary actions so as to give effect to this motion, including adding and deleting conditions to any liquor licence issued for the Premises, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, which address issues including, but not limited to, noise, safety, security personnel, security cameras, crowd control, signage, lighting and litter.

Background Information (Committee)
TE23.59 - Member Motion from Councillor Vaughan - 22 Duncan St.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-18880.pdf)


City Council - New Business - Meeting 31
CC31.1

ACTION

Referred 

 

Ward: 24 

716 Sheppard Avenue East – Recommended Settlement of Superior Court Action
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, referred Item CC31.1 to the City Solicitor.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 24, 2008) from the City Solicitor remains confidential in its entirety, in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it contains information related to litigation that affects the City, contains advice from the City Solicitor that is subject to solicitor-client privilege and seeks instructions with respect to settlement of an action commenced against the Toronto Transit Commission.

Confidential Attachment - Litigation that affects the City, solicitor-client privilege and seeking instructions with respect to settlement of an action commenced against the Toronto Transit Commission
Background Information (City Council)
(November 24, 2008) report from the City Solicitor (CC31.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-18976.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

Motion 1 - That Item CC31.1 be referred to the City Solicitor.


CC31.2

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Report on Violation of Code of Conduct by Councillor Ford
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council adopt the finding that Councillor Rob Ford has violated the Code of Conduct.

 

2.         Councillor Ford be required, on the floor of Council at the start of the next City Council meeting, to:

 

-            withdraw his allegations of any wrong doing;

 

-            apologize to Councillor Vaughan for his untruthful remarks and false accusations;

 

-            apologize to all of his colleagues in general for his conduct in this affair; and

 

-           pledge to re-commit himself to respect the Code of Conduct he has previously sworn to uphold; and

 

further, that Councillor Ford provide Councillor Vaughan with a written and signed apology no later than March 1, 2009, that includes the following:

 

-           a complete and unequivocal retraction of the allegations of any wrong doing;

 

-           an acknowledgement that his conduct and comments violated Council’s Code of Conduct, and the behaviour expected of City Councillors; and

 

-           a pledge to re-commit himself to respect the Code of Conduct he has previously sworn to uphold.

Background Information (City Council)
(February 13, 2009) report from the Interim Integrity Commissioner (CC31.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-18977.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Withdrawn)

Motion 1 - That:

 

1.         The City pay Councillor Vaughan’s legal bill in the matter of defending his reputation against the false accusations made by Councillor Ford, subject to the City Solicitor reviewing its reasonableness.

 

2.         The amount paid be charged against Councillor Ford’s office budget.


Ruling by Speaker Sandra Bussin
Speaker Bussin ruled Part 2 of motion 1 by Councillor Moscoe, out of order, as it is not possible for Council to assign a cost to a Councillor's office budget. The expense needs to be incurred by the Member of Council.

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Adam Vaughan (Carried)

Motion 2 - That Recommendation 2 contained in Item CC31.2 be deleted, and that Council adopt the following instead:

 

Councillor Ford be required, on the floor of Council at the start of the next City Council meeting, to:

 

-           withdraw his allegations of any wrong doing;

 

-           apologize to Councillor Vaughan for his untruthful remarks and false accusations;

 

-           apologize to all of his colleagues in general for his conduct in this affair; and

 

-           pledge to re-commit himself to respect the Code of Conduct he has previously sworn to uphold; and

 

further, that Councillor Ford provide Councillor Vaughan with a written and signed apology no later than March 1, 2009, that includes the following:

 

-           a complete and unequivocal retraction of the allegations of any wrong doing;

 

-           an acknowledgement that his conduct and comments violated Council’s Code of Conduct, and the behaviour expected of City Councillors; and

 

-           a pledge to re-commit himself to respect the Code of Conduct he has previously sworn to uphold.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-25-2009 1:49 AM

Result: Carried CC31.2 - Vaughan - Motion 2
Yes: 22 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Moscoe, Perks, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Vaughan 
No: 6 Ford, Holyday, Kelly, Minnan-Wong, Nunziata, Walker 
Absent: 17 Ashton, Augimeri, Cho, Del Grande, Filion, Giambrone, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Moeser, Ootes, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perruzza, Rae, Thompson 

Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Carried)

That Part 1 of motion 1 by Councillor Moscoe be withdrawn.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Feb-25-2009 1:50 AM

Result: Carried CC31.2 - Adopt the item as amended
Yes: 23 Ainslie, Bussin, Carroll, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Moscoe, Perks, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 5 Ford, Holyday, Kelly, Minnan-Wong, Nunziata 
Absent: 17 Ashton, Augimeri, Cho, Del Grande, Filion, Giambrone, Jenkins, Mihevc, Miller, Moeser, Ootes, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perruzza, Rae, Thompson 

CC31.3

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: All 

Authority to Execute a Letter of Agreement with the Government of Ontario for Ontario Bus Replacement Program Funding
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The Mayor and the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer be authorized to execute the Letter of Agreement under the Ontario Bus Replacement Program (OBRP) between the City of Toronto and Her Majesty the Queen in right of the Province of Ontario, represented by the Minister of Transportation for the Province of Ontario, generally in accordance with the terms set out in Appendix A, and to the satisfaction of the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the City Solicitor.

 

2.         The appropriate officials be authorized and directed to take necessary actions to give effect thereto.

Background Information (City Council)
(February 16, 2009) report from the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer (CC31.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19112.pdf)


CC31.4

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 39 

Development Charge Credits for the Construction of a Portion of the Redlea Avenue Extension and Expropriation of a Portion of 14 Passmore Avenue
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize development charge credits for Splendid China Square Inc. for the construction of eligible road and watermain works within the Redlea Avenue extension from its terminus south of Steeles Avenue East to Passmore Avenue, in an amount not to exceed the respective service components of the development charge payable for the development at 4675 Steeles Avenue East.

 

2.         City Council, the City and Splendid China enter into an agreement under s.38 of the Development Charges Act to implement Part 1.

 

3.         City Council grant authority to initiate the expropriation process for a portion of the lands municipally known as 14 Passmore Avenue, legally described as part of Lot 11, Registrar’s Compiled Plan 9828, designated as Parts 2 to 7, inclusive, on Plan 66R‑20938, City of Toronto (formerly City of Scarborough) (the “Lands”).

 

4.         City Council grant authority to serve and publish Notices of Application for Approval to Expropriate the Lands, to forward to the Chief Inquiry Officer any requests for hearing that are received, to attend the hearing to present the City's position and to report the Inquiry Officer's recommendations to City Council for its consideration.

Background Information (City Council)
(February 13, 2009) report from the City Solicitor (CC31.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19111.pdf)


CC31.5

ACTION

Adopted on Consent

 

Ward: 34 

Review of OMB Decision - 840 – 842 York Mills Road and 16 Lesmill Road, Official Plan and Zoning By-law Appeals - Phase 1 Decision
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council adopt the confidential recommendations in Attachment 1.

 

2.         City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendations in Attachment 1 if adopted by Council.

 

The following recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to report (February 12, 2009) from the City Solicitor are now public. The balance of Confidential Attachment 1 remains confidential, in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it contains information that is subject to solicitor-client privilege:

 

1.         The motion for leave to appeal to the Divisional Court from the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Decision of January 29, 2009, respecting the conversion of 840-842 York Mills Road and 16 Lesmill Road from employment uses to major retail uses be confirmed and the City Solicitor be instructed to proceed with the appeal if leave is granted by the court.

 

2.         If leave is not granted by the Divisional Court or if leave is granted and the City is unsuccessful in the subsequent appeal, the City Solicitor be authorized to pay any legal costs ordered by the Court from the Arbitration and Legal Awards Reserve Fund.

 

3.         The City Solicitor be directed to request the OMB to review its decision of January 29, 2009, pursuant to Section 43 of the Ontario Municipal Board Act.

Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege
Background Information (City Council)
(February 12, 2009) report from the City Solicitor (CC31.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19114.pdf)


CC31.6

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 13 

Appeal of OMB Decision Re: 1844-1854 Bloor Street West, 6-14 Oakmount Road, and 35 and 47 Pacific Avenue Appeals of Demolition Permit Refusals
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council adopt the confidential recommendations in Attachment 1.

 

2.         City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendations in Attachment 1 if they are adopted by City Council.

 

The following recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to report (February 16, 2009) from the City Solicitor are now public. The balance of Confidential Attachment 1 remains confidential, in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it contains information that is subject to solicitor-client privilege:

 

1.         In the event the Ontario Municipal Board (the “OMB” or the “Board”) allows the owners’ appeals:

 

a.         the motion for leave to appeal to the Divisional Court from the OMB Decision of December 30, 2008, respecting the properties known municipally as 1844-1854 Bloor Street West, 6-14 Oakmount Road, and 35 and 37 Pacific Avenue (the “Site”) be confirmed and the City Solicitor be instructed to proceed with the appeal if leave is granted by the Court; and

 

b.         the City Solicitor be instructed to seek leave to appeal the Board’s decision on the merits of the owners’ appeal.

 

2.         If leave is not granted by the Divisional Court or if leave is granted and the City is unsuccessful in the subsequent appeal, the City Solicitor be authorized to pay the legal costs incurred by the owner from the Arbitration and Legal Awards Reserve Fund.

 

3.         The City Solicitor and other City staff be authorized to take the appropriate steps to implement the above recommendations.

Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege
Background Information (City Council)
(February 16, 2009) report from the City Solicitor (CC31.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19113.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Mayor David Miller - as the potential development is in the vicinity of his residence.


CC31.7

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: 20 

Court Applications by Toronto Port Authority and Porter Airlines
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council adopt the confidential recommendations in Attachment 1.

 

2.         The confidential attachment remain confidential, as it contains information subject to solicitor‑client and litigation privilege.

 

3.         The City Solicitor be requested to report directly to City Council if a settlement is not reached.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to report (February 17, 2009) from the City Solicitor remains confidential in its entirety, in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it contains information that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered this Item during its closed session on February 23, 2009.

Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege
Background Information (City Council)
(February 17, 2009) report from the City Solicitor (CC31.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19115.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Report of Committee of the Whole 

Speaker Bussin advised that Committee of the Whole had completed its closed session consideration of this Item.  Council would now proceed with the public debate on this Item.


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

Motion 1 - That the City Solicitor be requested to report directly to City Council if a settlement is not reached.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)
Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor David Shiner - as a relative of his is a Toronto Islands resident.
Councillor Michael Walker - as his daughter is an employee of the Toronto Port Authority.


CC31.8

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Federal PILT Dispute Advisory Panel Decision – Toronto Port Authority Properties
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council adopt the recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1, as amended.

 

2.         The Confidential Attachment remain confidential as it contains information subject to solicitor‑client and litigation privilege.

 

3.         The City Solicitor co-ordinate the legal action being undertaken with that taken in Halifax and Montreal through the FCM PILTS Committee and FCM be so advised.

 

4.         The appropriate City staff be authorized and directed to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to report (February 17, 2009) from the City Solicitor and the Acting Treasurer remains confidential in its entirety, in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it contains information related to litigation or potential litigation that affects the City.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered this Item during its closed session on February 23, 2009.

Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City
Background Information (City Council)
(February 17, 2009) report from the City Solicitor and the Acting Treasurer (CC31.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19116.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Report of Committee of the Whole 

Speaker Bussin advised that Committee of the Whole had completed its closed session consideration of this Item.  A motion giving confidential instructions to staff on this Item was adopted in the closed session.  Council would now proceed with the public debate on this Item.


Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Carried)

Motion 1 - That the City Solicitor co-ordinate the legal action being undertaken with that taken in Halifax and Montreal through the FCM PILTS Committee and FCM be so advised.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)
Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor David Shiner - as a relative of his is a Toronto Islands resident.
Councillor Michael Walker - as his daughter is an employee of the Toronto Port Authority.


CC31.9

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 6 

Outstanding Motel Strip Liabilities
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council adopt the confidential instructions to staff in Attachment 1.

 

2.         The confidential information and recommendations in Attachment 1 remain confidential.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to report (February 17, 2009) from the City Solicitor and the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer remains confidential in its entirety, in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it contains information that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege
Background Information (City Council)
(February 17, 2009) report from the City Solicitor and the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer (CC31.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-19123.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Report of Committee of the Whole 

This Item was not considered during the closed session and was considered by City Council in public session only.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

City Council - Member Motions - Meeting 31
NOTICE OF MOTION
MM31.1

ACTION

Referred 

 

Ward: All 

Request the Federal Government to Maintain Daycare Subsidy Funding in 2009 Federal Budget - Councillor Walker, seconded by Councillor Thompson
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, referred Motion MM31.1 to the Executive Committee.

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19125.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Waive Referral (Lost)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM31.1 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.


Vote (Waive Referral)

Feb-24-2009 2:56 PM

Result: Lost MM31.1 - Waive referral
Yes: 26 Ainslie, Ashton, Augimeri, Carroll, Cho, Del Grande, Fletcher, Ford, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Jenkins, Kelly, Lee, Milczyn, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Parker, Perruzza, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Walker 
No: 14 Bussin, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Heaps, Holyday, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Vaughan 
Absent: 5 Feldman, Filion, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Ootes 

NOTICE OF MOTION
MM31.2

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: 28 

Amendments to the Umbrella Agreement - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts - Councillor Moscoe, seconded by Councillor Saundercook
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve the attached amendments (revised) to the Umbrella Agreement, which adjust the timing for the payments and financial securities to be provided by Castlepoint and which provide for the earlier provision of a deed to Castlepoint for the condominium strata land.

2.         City Council authorize the Chief Executive Officer of the Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts, in consultation with the Chief Corporate Officer and the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, to approve any further amendments to the Umbrella Agreement consistent with the principles established in the attached term sheet (revised).

 

3.         Authority be given to the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to extend the deadline for repayment of the bridge loan to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts to March 31, 2009.

 

4.         Should the development transaction not close by March 31, 2009, the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer report back to Council with options to proceed.

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19126.pdf)

Proposed amendments to the Umbrella Agreement (revised)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19127.pdf)

(February 24, 2009) supplementary report from the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer (MM31.2a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19342.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM31.2 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral. The vote to waive referral carried, two-thirds of the Council Members present having voted in the affirmative.


Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Carried)

Motion 1 - That Council adopt the following recommendations contained in the report (February 24, 2009) from the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer:

 

1.         Authority be given to the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to extend the deadline for repayment of the bridge loan to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts to March 31, 2009.

 

2.         Should the development transaction not close by March 31, 2009, the Acting Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer report back to Council with options to proceed.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Feb-24-2009 2:59 PM

Result: Carried MM31.2 - Adopt the item as amended
Yes: 41 Ainslie, Ashton, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Jenkins, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Ootes, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Walker 
No: 2 Ford, Vaughan 
Absent: 2 Filion, Miller 

NOTICE OF MOTION
MM31.3

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 28 

Sony Centre, 1 Front Street East- Limiting Distance Agreement - Councillor Saundercook, seconded by Councillor Moscoe
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council agrees to enter into a limiting distance agreement (“Agreement”) with Ferncastle (Front Street) Inc. (“Ferncastle”) and the Board of Directors of the Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts with respect to a 57-storey residential condominium tower (“Tower”) at the Sony Centre, 1 Front Street East, pursuant to section 3.2.3.1 of Ontario Regulation 350/06 enacted pursuant to the Building Code Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c. 23.

 

2.         The Agreement will provide that Ferncastle shall have the right to construct the Tower up to the property line between its lands and the Sony Centre site (“Site”) such that the required limiting distance for the exposed building faces on the north and east elevations of the Tower shall be measured to a point or points beyond the property line, which point or points shall be located on the remainder of the Site.

 

3.         The Agreement shall provide that Ferncastle shall not be required to pay compensation to the City pursuant to the limiting distance agreement.

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.3
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19128.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM31.3 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral. The vote to waive referral carried, two-thirds of the Council Members present having voted in the affirmative.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
MM31.4

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment of Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and City Treasurer - Mayor Miller, seconded by Councillor Carroll
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         Conditional upon the written acceptance by the candidate of the terms and conditions of a contract of employment, the candidate identified in Attachment 1 be appointed to the position of Deputy City Manager/Chief Financial Officer for the City of Toronto.

 

2.         The candidate identified in Attachment 1 be appointed to the position of Treasurer for the City of Toronto, with such appointment to be effective following written acceptance by the candidate of the terms and conditions of a contract of employment offered by the City.

 

3.         The City Manager be authorized to negotiate, with the candidate identified in Attachment 1, the terms and conditions of employment and a start date of no sooner than February 25, 2009.

 

4.         The appropriate City officials be authorized and directed to take the necessary action to give effect thereto including the introduction in Council of any bills.

 

5.         City Council authorize the City Clerk make the appointee’s name public once appointed by Council and the appointee has been notified.

 

The name of the following individual appointed by City Council contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (February 20, 2009) from the City Manager is now public. The balance of Confidential Attachment 1 remains confidential, in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it contains personal information about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees:

 

Cameron S. Weldon

Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.4
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19330.pdf)

(February 20, 2009) report from the City Manager
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19302.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Waive Notice (Carried)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that the necessary provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, need to be waived to permit introduction of Motion MM31.4. A two‑thirds of the Council Members present is required to waive notice.


Vote (Waive Notice)

Feb-24-2009 3:02 PM

Result: Carried MM31.4 - Waive notice
Yes: 39 Ainslie, Ashton, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Jenkins, Kelly, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Ootes, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Vaughan 
No: 4 Ford, Lee, Thompson, Walker 
Absent: 2 Filion, Miller 

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM31.4 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.


Vote (Waive Referral)

Feb-24-2009 3:02 PM

Result: Carried MM31.4 - Waive referral
Yes: 39 Ainslie, Ashton, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Jenkins, Kelly, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Ootes, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Vaughan 
No: 4 Ford, Lee, Thompson, Walker 
Absent: 2 Filion, Miller 

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item)

Feb-24-2009 6:51 PM

Result: Carried MM31.4 - Adopt the motion
Yes: 35 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Palacio, Pantalone, Perks, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 1 Ford 
Absent: 9 Ashton, Davis, Filion, Fletcher, Jenkins, Mihevc, Ootes, Parker, Perruzza 

MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
MM31.5

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment of Citizens to the Boards of Directors of Build Toronto and Invest Toronto - Mayor Miller, seconded by Councillor Rae
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council amend the number of Directors on the Build Toronto Board of Directors to be 12 members comprised as follows:

 

a.         the Mayor as Chair for the first 2‑year term;

b.         a citizen as Vice-Chair for the first 2‑year term;

c.         the Chair of the City’s Economic Development Committee;

d.         the City’s General Manager of Economic Development, Culture and Tourism;

e.         the City’s Chief Corporate Officer; and

f.          7 persons who are not elected officials or employees of the City or any of its ABCs or Corporations (ABCCs).

 

2.         City Council waive the provisions of Section 2.1 of the Public Appointments Policy concerning residency with regard to two nominees to the Board of Build Toronto.

 

3.         City Council appoint the seven persons, including the recommended Vice-Chair, named in Confidential Attachment 1 to this report to serve at the pleasure of Council as members of the Board of Directors of Build Toronto effective on a date in April 2009 to be determined by the City Manager, for a term ending March 31, 2011, with a renewal term of two years, or until a successor is appointed.

 

4.         As City Council has re-opened Executive Committee Item 24.1 to amend the size and composition of the Board of Directors of Build Toronto by adding an additional citizen member to that board, the citizen named in Confidential Attachment 2 to this report be appointed to serve at the pleasure of Council as a member of the Board of Directors of Build Toronto effective on a date in April 2009 to be determined by the City Manager, for a term ending March 31, 2011, with a renewal term of two years, or until a successor is appointed.

 

5.         City Council appoint the twelve persons, including the recommended Vice-Chair, named in Confidential Attachment 3 to this report to serve at the pleasure of Council as members of the Board of Directors of Invest Toronto effective on a date in April 2009 to be determined by the City Manager, for a term ending March 31, 2011, with a renewal term of two years, or until a successor is appointed.

 

6.         Confidential Attachments 1, 2 and 3 to this report be made public following City Council’s approval and after the successful candidates have been notified of Council’s decision.

 

Confidential Attachments 1, 2 and 3 to the report (February 20, 2009) from Mayor David Miller are now public in their entirety, and contain the names of the following citizens appointed to the Boards of Directors of Build Toronto and Invest Toronto:

 

Citizen Appointed to the

Build Toronto Board of Directors

 

Blake Hutcheson (Recommended Vice-Chair)

Partner and Head of Global Real Estate Investing, Mount Kellett

Former Chairman and President, CB Richard Ellis Canada and Latin America

Board Member, CB Richard Ellis Canada

Chair, Mayor’s Fiscal Advisory Committee

Former Director, Algoma Central Corporation

 

David Barry

Executive Vice President, Investment Management, and Member, Executive and Pension Committees, Bentall LP

Volunteer Head Coach, Leaside Wildcats Female Hockey

 

Paul Finkbeiner

President, GWL Realty Advisors Inc.

Former Senior Vice-President, Asset Management, Trizec Corporation Limited

Advisory Board Member, Habitat for Humanity, Toronto

Moderator, YPO Toronto West Forum

Former Director, REALpac

 

Jon Love

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, KingSett Capital

Former Chief Executive Officer, Oxford Properties Group

Member, YPO (Alumni)

Member, Canadian Council of Chief Executives

 

Ucal Powell

Chairman, Employee Bargain Agency, Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario

Trustee, Carpenters’ Local 27 Health & Welfare and Pension Fund

Board Member, Humber River Regional Hospital Foundation

Former Member, Provincial Advisory Committee for General Carpentry and the Provincial Advisory Committee of Apprenticeship Training for Resilient Flooring

Founding Member, Bursary Program, 31 Division Community Policy Liaison Committee

 

Brigitte Shim

Partner, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects Inc.

Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto

Winner, Governor General’s Medal for Excellence in Architecture – 2004, 2002, 1999

2008 Visiting Professor of Architectural Design, School of Architecture, Yale University

Jury Member, 2007 10th Cycle Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Jury Chair, Central Waterfront Design Competition, 2006

2002 Visiting Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

 

Ken Silver

Senior Vice-President, Real Estate and Strategy, and President, Canadian Tire Real Estate Ltd.

Past President and Board Member, Eva’s Initiatives

Committee Member, Partnership to Advance Youth Employment

Former volunteer with Toronto Children’s Breakfast Club

 

Additional Citizen Appointed to the

Build Toronto Board of Directors

 

Stuart Lazier

Partner, KingSett Capital

Former President of O & Y Enterprise

Former National Managing Partner, Enterprise Property Group

Former Chair and Board Member, Covenant House

Vice Chair, Upper Canada College

Former Real Estate Chair, United Way

 

Citizens Appointed to the

Invest Toronto Board of Directors

 

Ann Buller (Recommended Vice-Chair)

President and CEO, Centennial College

Director, Toronto Board of Trade

Director, Ontario College Application Services

Director, Association of Canadian Community Colleges

Member, DiverseCity Steering Committee

Committee Member, Helping Youth Pursue Education

Member, Advisory Council, Intelligent Community Initiatives, Waterfront Revitalization Corporation

 

Alan Broadbent

Chairman and CEO, Avana Capital Corporation

Chairman and CEO, The Maytree Foundation

Chairman, Ideas That Matter

Chairman, Diaspora Dialogues Society

Chairman and Co-Founder, Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance

Member, Governors’ Council, Toronto Public Library Foundation

 

Craig Brown

Partner and Chair, Emerging Global Business Group (Private Equity), Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Co-leader, Fasken Martineau’s India team and Ontario Regional Representative on China Team

Board Member, Outward Bound Canada 2002 – 2006

Founding Member, Street Kids International, and Board member 1989 – 1994

 

Alexandra Dagg

Executive Vice-President and Canadian Co-Director on UNITE HERE

Former Member, Advisory Committee, Scadding Court Community Centre Investing in Diversity Award

 

Nick Di Donato

President and CEO, Liberty Entertainment Group

Member, Board of Champions, Toronto Museum Project

Member, Mayor’s Economic Competitiveness Advisory Committee

Director, Children’s Charity Board of Variety Village

Director, Tourism Toronto

Member, Development Council, Hospital for Sick Children Foundation

 

Aleem Kanji

Manager, Public Affairs, Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Former Policy and Public Affairs Lead, Toronto Board of Trade

Former Senior Economist, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade

 

Peggy Nash

Senior Negotiator and Assistant to the President, Canadian Auto Workers Union

Member, Canadian Labour Congress Executive Committee and Council

Former Member, United Way Campaign Cabinet

Founding Board Member, Equal Voice

Former Member of Parliament

International Election Observer, South Africa (1994) and Ukraine (2004 and 2007)

 

C. David Naylor

President, University of Toronto

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

Member, Commission on Education for Global Health Leadership

Member, Mayor’s Economic Advisory Committee

Former Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Former Ex Officio Member, Expert Panel on Infectious Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

 

Corrado Paina

Executive Director, Italian Chamber of Commerce of Toronto

Vice-President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in Toronto

Member, Steering Committee, Toronto Forum for Global Cities

Member, Working Committee, Partnership to Advance Youth Employment

Member, Working Committee, Toronto’s EXPO 2015 Bid

 

Hari Panday

President, Wealth Management, North America, and President and CEO, ICICI Wealth Management Inc.

Former President and CEO, ICICI Bank Canada

Member, Board, Harbourfront Centre

Trustee, Royal Ontario Museum

Governor, Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall

 

Geoff Reeves

Vice Chair, Board Member,  and Managing Director, Fixed Income and Currencies, CIBC World Markets

Member, Investment Banking and Fixed Income and Currency Management Committees, CIBC World Markets

Former Chair and Board Member, Canissue Inc.

Former Head, Debt Capital Markets, CIBC

Fundraising Co-Chair, Greenwood College School

 

Mark Surman

Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation

Former Open Philanthropy Fellow, Shuttleworth Foundation

Former Managing Director, telecentre.org

Former President, The Commons Group

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, re-opened Executive Committee EX24.1 (City Council - October 29 and 30, 2008) only as it relates to the size and composition of the Board of Directors of Build Toronto.

 

City Council considered this Item during its closed session on February 23, 2009.

Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.5
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19331.pdf)

(February 20, 2009) report from Mayor David Miller
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19310.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice (Carried)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that she had granted her consent to Mayor Miller to seek leave of Council to add this Motion to the agenda. The provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require the affirmative vote of at least 30 Members of Council present at the meeting to add Motion MM31.5 to the agenda. The vote to add Motion MM31.5 to the agenda for consideration at this meeting carried unanimously.


Motion to Re-open Item (Carried)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that consideration of Motion MM31.5 requires a re‑opening of Executive Committee Item EX24.1 (City Council - October 29 and 30, 2009) only as it relates to the size and composition of the Board of Directors of Build Toronto. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to re-open Executive Committee Item EX24.1.


Vote (Re-open Item)

Feb-23-2009 3:45 PM

Result: Carried MM31.5 - Reopen EX24.1
Yes: 36 Ainslie, Ashton, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lindsay Luby, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Ootes, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan 
No: 3 Ford, Lee, Walker 
Absent: 6 Augimeri, Del Grande, Filion, Jenkins, Mammoliti, Minnan-Wong 

Report of Committee of the Whole 

Speaker Bussin advised that Committee of the Whole had completed its closed session consideration of this Item.  Council would now proceed with the public debate on this Item.


Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Chin Lee (Lost)

Motion 1 - That Recommendation 1f contained in Motion MM31.5 be amended to read:

 

“1.f.     7 persons who are not elected officials to any political office or employees of the City or any of its ABC’s or Corporations (ABC’s).”


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-23-2009 5:47 PM

Result: Lost MM31.5 - Lee - Motion 1
Yes: 15 Ashton, Davis, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Ford, Holyday, Lee, McConnell, Milczyn, Nunziata, Pantalone, Parker, Rae, Saundercook, Walker 
No: 21 Carroll, Cho, De Baeremaeker, Feldman, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Kelly, Lindsay Luby, Mihevc, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Perks, Perruzza, Shiner, Thompson, Vaughan 
Absent: 9 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Filion, Jenkins, Mammoliti, Ootes, Palacio, Stintz 

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Rob Ford (Lost)

Motion 2 - That the following candidates be deleted from Confidential Attachment 3, headed “Recommended Citizen Appointments to the Invest Toronto Board of Directors”:

 

Candidate J

Candidate K

Candidate L

Candidate M

Candidate O

Candidate S.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-23-2009 5:45 PM

Result: Lost MM31.5 - Ford - Motion 2
Yes: 3 Carroll, Del Grande, Ford 
No: 33 Ashton, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
Absent: 9 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Filion, Jenkins, Mammoliti, Ootes, Palacio, Stintz 

Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-23-2009 5:50 PM

Result: Lost MM31.5 - Ford - Motion - REVOTE
Yes: 1 Ford 
No: 35 Ashton, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
Absent: 9 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Filion, Jenkins, Mammoliti, Ootes, Palacio, Stintz 

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

That, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, Council reconsider the vote on motion 2 by Councillor Ford. (This procedural motion requires a two-thirds vote to carry.)

 

Council re-voted on motion 2 by Councillor Ford, as noted above.


Vote (Reconsider Vote)

Feb-23-2009 5:49 PM

Result: Carried MM31.5 - Re-open to reconsider vote on Ford motion 2
Yes: 35 Ashton, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
No: 1 Ford 
Absent: 9 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Filion, Jenkins, Mammoliti, Ootes, Palacio, Stintz 

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Howard Moscoe (Lost)

Motion 3 - That Candidates U, V and W, listed in the Confidential Attachment to this motion, be added to Confidential Attachment 3, headed “Recommended Citizen Appointments to the Invest Toronto Board of Directors”, and that Council determine the 12 appointees by ballot:

 

Candidate U

Candidate V

Candidate W


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-23-2009 5:48 PM

Result: Lost MM31.5 - Moscoe - Motion 3
Yes: 0  
No: 36 Ashton, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Ford, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker 
Absent: 9 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Filion, Jenkins, Mammoliti, Ootes, Palacio, Stintz 

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item)

Feb-23-2009 5:51 PM

Result: Carried MM31.5 - Adopt the item
Yes: 34 Ashton, Carroll, Cho, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Heaps, Holyday, Kelly, Lee, Lindsay Luby, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Miller, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Pantalone, Parker, Perks, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Thompson, Vaughan 
No: 2 Ford, Walker 
Absent: 9 Ainslie, Augimeri, Bussin, Filion, Jenkins, Mammoliti, Ootes, Palacio, Stintz 

MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
MM31.6

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 20 

Direction to Appear at the Ontario Municipal Board Regarding 102 Robert Street - Councillor Vaughan, seconded by Councillor Rae
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to appear at the Ontario Municipal Board with appropriate City staff and independent consultant(s), if necessary, to support the decision of the Committee of Adjustment refusing the application for 102 Robert Street.

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.6
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19332.pdf)

(January 21, 2009) Notice of Decision, Minor Variance/Permission from the Manager and Deputy Secretary Treasurer, Toronto and East York Panel, Committee of Adjustment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19321.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Lindsay Luby advised the Council that the Speaker had granted her consent to Councillor Vaughan to seek leave of Council to add this Motion to the agenda. The provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require the affirmative vote of at least 30 Members of Council present at the meeting to add Motion MM31.6 to the agenda. The vote to add Motion MM31.6 to the agenda for consideration at this meeting carried unanimously.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
MM31.7

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 6 

70 Birmingham Street – Amendment to Lease with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as Represented by the Minister of National Defence - Councillor McConnell, seconded by Councillor Carroll
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize amendment to the provisions of the Lease with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of National Defence (“DND”) on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Chief Corporate Officer, in consultation with the Chief of Police and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City staff be authorized and directed to take the necessary steps to give effect thereto.

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.7
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19333.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Lindsay Luby advised the Council that the Speaker had granted her consent to Councillor McConnell to seek leave of Council to add this Motion to the agenda. The provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require the affirmative vote of at least 30 Members of Council present at the meeting to add Motion MM31.7 to the agenda. The vote to add Motion MM31.7 to the agenda for consideration at this meeting carried unanimously.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
MM31.8

ACTION

Adopted 

 

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

City of Toronto Zoning By-law Nos. 98-2009, 99-2009, 100-2009, 101-2009 and 102-2009 – Reverse Slope Driveways in North York Community Council Area – Councillor Stintz, seconded by Councillor Carroll
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         North York Community Council Item NY22.34 be referred back to the North York Community Council for further consideration.

 

2.         The Director of Community Planning, North York District, be requested to report to North York Community Council at the earliest possible date regarding a by-law to repeal the North York Zoning By-laws and, further, report on by-laws to re-establish the prohibitions on Reverse Slope Driveways contained in the repealed by-laws (the “Replacement By-laws”).

 

3.         The Director of Community Planning, North York District, and the City Clerk be directed to schedule a public meeting, pursuant to the Planning Act, before the North York Community Council for consideration of the repealing by-law and the Replacement By-laws.

 

4.         The North York Community Council be requested to consider the report and recommend to City Council the date on which the Replacement By-laws should be enacted.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council on February 23 and 24, 2009, re-opened North York Community Council Item 22.34 (City Council – January 27 and 28, 2009).

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.8
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19334.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Lindsay Luby advised the Council that the Speaker had granted her consent to Councillor Stintz to seek leave of Council to add this Motion to the agenda. The provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require the affirmative vote of at least 30 Members of Council present at the meeting to add Motion MM31.8 to the agenda. The vote to add Motion MM31.8 to the agenda for consideration at this meeting carried unanimously.


Motion to Re-open Item (Carried)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that consideration of Motion MM31.8 requires a re‑opening of North York Community Council Item NY22.34 (Council Meeting - January 27 and 28, 2009). A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to re-open North York Community Council Item NY22.34. The vote to re-open carried, two‑thirds of the Council Members present having voted in the affirmative.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
MM31.9

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 12 

2321 Keele Street - Appeal of Committee of Adjustment Decision for Minor Variance Application A36/09EYK - Councillor Di Giorgio, seconded by Councillor Grimes
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to file a notice of appeal in respect of the decision of the Committee of Adjustment with regard to 2321 Keele Street (File A36/09EYK).

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to retain outside consultants, if necessary, and to attend the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing to oppose the decision of the Committee of Adjustment.

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.9
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19335.pdf)

(February 19, 2009) Notice of Decision, Minor Variance/Permission from the Manager and Deputy Secretary Treasurer, Etobicoke York Panel, Committee of Adjustment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19322.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Lindsay Luby advised the Council that the Speaker had granted her consent to Councillor Di Giorgio to seek leave of Council to add this Motion to the agenda. The provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require the affirmative vote of at least 30 Members of Council present at the meeting to add Motion MM31.9 to the agenda. The vote to add Motion MM31.9 to the agenda for consideration at this meeting carried unanimously.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
MM31.10

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Appointment to the Rouge Park Alliance Organizational Review Committee - Councillor De Baeremaeker, seconded by Councillor Ainslie
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council waive Section §27-136 of the Council Procedures By-law which requires the City Clerk to notify Members of Council of this vacancy and allow them to submit names for consideration.

 

2.         City Council appoint Councillor De Baeremaeker as its representative on the Rouge Park Alliance Steering Committee on Rouge Park Mandate, Organizational Structure and Financial Plan until November 30, 2010, and until a successor is appointed.

 

3.         City Council appoint Councillor Moeser as its alternate representative on the Rouge Park Alliance Steering Committee on Rouge Park Mandate, Organizational Structure and Financial Plan until November 30, 2010, and until a successor is appointed.

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.10
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19336.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice (Carried)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that she had granted her consent to Councillor De Baeremaeker to seek leave of Council to add this Motion to the agenda. The provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require the affirmative vote of at least 30 Members of Council present at the meeting to add Motion MM31.10 to the agenda. The vote to add Motion MM31.10 to the agenda for consideration at this meeting carried unanimously.


Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

Motion 1 - That Motion MM31.10 be amended by adding the following:

 

That City Council appoint Councillor Moeser as its alternate representative on the Rouge Park Alliance Steering Committee on Rouge Park Mandate, Organizational Structure and Financial Plan until November 30, 2010, and until a successor is appointed.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
MM31.11

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 20 

306-322 Richmond Street West - Councillor Vaughan, seconded by Councillor Mihevc
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The decision of City Council on Item TE22.9 be amended by:

 

a.         changing the following phrase in Recommendation 5, “Payment of $150,000.00 prior to the earliest of first occupancy or condominium registration” to “prior to the earliest of Condominium Registration of any part of the residential, but not the hotel, component of the Proposed Building or two years after the first occupancy of any part of the Proposed Building that is not within a Condominium”;

 

b.         changing the following phrase in Recommendation 5, “pay for a peer review” to “pay for a peer review, to a maximum of $10,000.00”; and

 

c.         changing the following phrase in Recommendation 5, “use reasonable commercial efforts to obtain LEED Platinum Certification of the development and provide to the City documentation respecting certification for the Development” to “construct the Proposed Building so as to incorporate and fulfill the responses shown on the Green Development Standard Checklist as submitted to and accepted by the Chief Planner”.

 

2.         The decision of City Council, as so amended, be confirmed and the City Solicitor be authorized to submit the associated bill to Council upon the execution of the required Section 37 Agreement.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council on February 23 and 24, 2009, re-opened Toronto and East York Community Council Item TE22.9, as amended, only as it relates to Recommendation 5 (City Council – January 27 and 28, 2009).

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.11
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19337.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice (Carried)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that she had granted her consent to Councillor Vaughan to seek leave of Council to add this Motion to the agenda. The provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require the affirmative vote of at least 30 Members of Council present at the meeting to add Motion MM31.11 to the agenda. The vote to add Motion MM31.11 to the agenda for consideration at this meeting carried unanimously.


Motion to Re-open Item (Carried)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that consideration of Motion MM31.11 requires a re-opening of Toronto and East York Community Council Item TE22.9 (Council Meeting- January 27 and 28, 2009). A two- thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to re-open Toronto and East York Community Council Item TE22.9.


Vote (Re-open Item)

Feb-24-2009 3:09 PM

Result: Carried MM31.11 - Reopen TE22.9
Yes: 35 Ainslie, Ashton, Augimeri, Bussin, Cho, De Baeremaeker, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Hall, Jenkins, Kelly, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Moscoe, Nunziata, Ootes, Palacio, Pantalone, Parker, Perruzza, Rae, Saundercook, Shiner, Stintz, Thompson, Vaughan 
No: 4 Ford, Heaps, Holyday, Walker 
Absent: 6 Carroll, Davis, Filion, Lee, Miller, Perks 

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
MM31.12

ACTION

Referred 

 

Ward: All 

City of Toronto Support for the Provincial Green Energy Legislation - Councillor Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Stintz
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, referred Motion MM31.12 to the Executive Committee.

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.12
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19338.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Lindsay Luby advised the Council that the Speaker had granted her consent to Councillor Ainslie to seek leave of Council to add this Motion to the agenda. The provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require the affirmative vote of at least 30 Members of Council present at the meeting to add Motion MM31.12 to the agenda. The vote to add Motion MM31.12 to the agenda for consideration at this meeting carried unanimously.


Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That Motion MM31.12 be referred to the Executive Committee.


MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
MM31.13

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 24 

Ontario Municipal Board Hearing - Committee of Adjustment Application - 2885 Bayview Avenue - Councillor Shiner, seconded by Councillor Stintz
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to appeal the decision of the Committee of Adjustment on behalf of the City of Toronto and appear before the Ontario Municipal Board in support of the appeal.

 

2.         City Council also authorize the City Solicitor to retain such outside consultants as the City Solicitor considers appropriate to support the appeal.

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.13
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19339.pdf)

Notice of Decision, Minor Variance/Permission (February 19, 2009) for 2885 Bayview Avenue, from the Manager and Deputy Secretary Treasurer, North York Panel, Committee of Adjustment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19329.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice (Carried)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that she had granted her consent to Councillor Shiner to seek leave of Council to add this Motion to the agenda. The provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require the affirmative vote of at least 30 Members of Council present at the meeting to add Motion MM31.13 to the agenda. The vote to add Motion MM31.13 to the agenda for consideration at this meeting carried unanimously.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
MM31.14

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 32 

Request for a Section 43 Review - Ontario Municipal Board Decision - 14 and 16 Wineva Avenue - Councillor Bussin, seconded by Councillor Rae
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to request a review of the Ontario Municipal Board’s February 20, 2009 decision in relation to 14 and 16 Wineva Avenue, pursuant to Section 43 of the Ontario Municipal Board Act.

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.14
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19348.pdf)

February 20, 2009 Ontario Municipal Board Decision related to 14 and 16 Wineva Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19343.pdf)

Notice of Decision, Consent, File No. B0131/08TEY (October 22, 2008) for 14 and 16 Wineva Avenue, from the Manager and Deputy Secretary Treasurer, Toronto and East York Panel, Committee of Adjustment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19344.pdf)

Notice of Decision, Minor Variance/Permission (October 22, 2008) for 14 and 16 Wineva Avenue, from the Manager and Deputy Secretary Treasurer, Toronto and East York Panel, Committee of Adjustment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19345.pdf)

Notice of Decision, Consent, File No. B0133/08TEY (October 24, 2008) for 18 Wineva Avenue, from the Manager and Deputy Secretary Treasurer, Toronto and East York Panel, Committee of Adjustment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19346.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Lindsay Luby advised the Council that she had granted her consent to Councillor Bussin to seek leave of Council to add this Motion to the agenda. The provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require the affirmative vote of at least 30 Members of Council present at the meeting to add Motion MM31.14 to the agenda. The vote to add Motion MM31.14 to the agenda for consideration at this meeting carried unanimously.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
MM31.15

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 28 

Revised Railway Lands Precinct Agreements District Energy Phase 4 - Mayor Miller, seconded by Councillor McConnell
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         The City of Toronto acknowledges and agrees that upon receipt of satisfactory evidence that Canadian Pacific Properties Inc. ("FHR") and Centre Court General Partners Inc. (now MLSE), have entered into agreement with Enwave with respect to the provision of district energy as contemplated in the Revised Precinct  B and Precinct R Agreements, that FHR and MLSE shall be deemed to have satisfied their respective obligations with respect to the Phase IV East and West TDHC Infrastructure under the terms of Section 4.5 of the Revised Precinct B Precinct Agreement and Section 4.5 of the Revised Precinct R Precinct Agreement.

 

2.         Authority be granted for City officials to execute the necessary amendments to the Precinct R and the Revised Precinct B Agreements, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.15
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19351.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice (Carried)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that she had granted her consent to Mayor Miller to seek leave of Council to add this Motion to the agenda. The provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require the affirmative vote of at least 30 Members of Council present at the meeting to add Motion MM31.15 to the agenda. The vote to add Motion MM31.15 to the agenda for consideration at this meeting carried unanimously.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
MM31.16

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 27 

Sale of Public Lane Between 51 Grosvenor Street and 76 Grenville Street - Councillor McConnell, seconded by Councillor Vaughan
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council rescind the following Part 7 of the Council decision related to Government Management Committee Item 20.5:

 

“7.        The following motion be referred to the Community Development and Recreation Committee for consideration:

 

Moved by Councillor Del Grande:

 

This land be provided to Women’s College Hospital conditional upon the Hospital agreeing not to charge ambulance costs to residents, as they are already paid by the City.”

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council on February 23 and 24, 2009, re-opened Government Management Committee Item 20.5, only as it relates to Part 7 of the City Council decision (City Council - January 27 and 28, 2009).

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.16
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19350.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice (Carried)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that she had granted her consent to Councillor McConnell to seek leave of Council to add this Motion to the agenda. The provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require the affirmative vote of at least 30 Members of Council present at the meeting to add Motion MM31.16 to the agenda. The vote to add Motion MM31.16 to the agenda for consideration at this meeting carried unanimously.


Motion to Re-open Item (Carried)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that consideration of Motion MM31.16 requires a re‑opening of Government Management Committee Item GM20.5 (Council Meeting - January 27 and 28, 2009) only as it relates to Part 7 of the City Council decision. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to re-open Government Management Committee Item GM20.5. The vote to re‑open carried, two thirds of the Council Members present having voted in the affirmative.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
MM31.17

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 24 

Interim Control By-law – Places of Worship in the Parkway-Finch Business Park - Councillor Shiner, seconded by Councillor Feldman
City Council Decision

City Council on February 23, 24 and 25, 2009, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to undertake a study for the lands generally bounded by Highway 404 to the west, Steeles Avenue to the north, Victoria Park Avenue to the east and the hydro corridor to the south, as identified on Attachment 1, to review the existing regulations pertaining to places of worship, determine if new policies and standards are required and, if so, to bring forward new policies and zoning regulations for places of worship for this area.

 

2.         Pursuant to Section 38 of the Planning Act, City Council enact an Interim Control By-law substantially in accordance with the proposed By-law attached as Attachment 2.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the Interim Control By-law as may be required.

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM31.17
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19352.pdf)

(February 23, 2009) report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-19349.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion on Interim Control By-law (Carried)

Speaker Bussin advised the Council that, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, a majority vote is required to introduce Motion MM31.17 relating to an Interim Control By-law. The vote to introduce Motion MM31.17 carried.


Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mike Del Grande (Out of Order)

Motion 1 - That Recommendation 1 contained in the report (February 23, 2009) from the Chief Planner, be amended by deleting the words “Victoria Park Avenue to the east” and replacing them with the words “Pharmacy Avenue to the east”, so that Recommendation 1 now reads:

 

1.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director to undertake a study for the lands generally bounded by Highway 404 to the west, Steeles Avenue to the north, Pharmacy Avenue to the east and the hydro corridor to the south as identified on Attachment 1, to review the existing regulations pertaining to places of worship, determine if new policies and standards are required, and if so, to bring forward new policies and zoning regulations for places of worship for this area.


Ruling by Speaker Sandra Bussin
Speaker Bussin ruled motion 1 by Councillor Del Grande out of order, as Motion MM31.17 is specific to the Parkway-Finch Business Park area.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

City Council - Bills and By-laws - Meeting 31
BL31.1

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Enactment of By-laws
City Council Decision

City Council enacted By-laws 197-2009 to 285-2009.

Background Information (City Council)
Consolidated By-law Index for February 23, 24 and 25, 2009
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/bl/bgrd/backgroundfile-19360.pdf)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Introduce and Pass Confirmatory Bill moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That leave be granted to introduce the following Bill, and that this Bill, prepared for this meeting of Council, be passed and hereby declared as a By-law:

 

Bill No.