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Community Development and Recreation Committee


Meeting No. 28   Contact Candy Davidovits, Committee Administrator
Meeting Date Friday, November 6, 2009
  Phone 416-392-8032
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail cdrc@toronto.ca
Location Committee Room 1, City Hall
  Chair   Councillor Janet Davis  


The Decision Document is for preliminary reference purposes only.  Please refer to the Committee's Report to Council or to the Minutes for the official record.

 

CD28.1 

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 27 

Request for Authority to Negotiate a Public Interest Partnership for Redevelopment of the Seaton House Shelter and Revitalization of the George Street Neighbourhood
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to negotiate with Spike Capital Corporation, Kearns Mancini Architects and others with interests in the adjacent privately owned properties to the south (collectively, "Spike/KMAI”) to develop a non-binding proposal for a public interest partnership for the redevelopment of the Seaton House shelter property and the adjacent properties to the south, which Spike/KMAI has indicated they own or have under contract, into a purpose built facility(s) that may include affordable housing units, supportive housing units, emergency shelter and long-term care beds for the homeless as well as private market uses appropriate for the area.

 

2.         City Council exempt Spike/KMAI’s proposal from the Unsolicited Proposal Policy and the procurement sections of the Public Interest Partnership Framework, on the basis of Spike/KMAI’s interest in the adjacent residential properties to the south of Seaton House, which places Spike/KMAI in a unique position to assist the City with this redevelopment proposal.

 

3.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to consult with Build Toronto regarding its participation and potential role in the proposed redevelopment, if any, and to involve Build Toronto in the proposal development, if appropriate.

 

4.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to consult with Toronto Community Housing Corporation regarding the potential to include the social housing building to the south at 291 George Street in the proposed redevelopment.

 

5.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to consult with Seaton House staff, Seaton House residents, other appropriate City staff, CUPE Local 79 representatives, and the local community in developing affordable housing, supportive housing, emergency shelter and long-term care beds for the homeless and related support services in the context of a new purpose built facility.

 

6.         City Council direct that the results of the negotiations with Spike/KMAI, and the redevelopment proposal, including program details, private market components, projected costs, a transition plan, sources of funding and timelines, be brought back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee and City Council for approval.

Origin
(October 23, 2009) Report from General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

This report recommends that Council authorize staff to negotiate with Spike Capital Corporation, Kearns Mancini Architects and others with interests in the adjacent privately owned properties to the south (collectively, “Spike/KMAI”) to develop a non-binding proposal for redevelopment of the City-owned property at 339 George St, currently the site of the Seaton House shelter, together with the adjacent privately-owned properties to the south, and report back to Committee and Council for approval.

 

The redevelopment of this portion of George Street would provide more appropriate on-site facilities for the provision of shelter, housing and support services for single, adult men who are homeless. The redevelopment would also provide additional affordable and market housing and contribute to the revitalization and development of a healthier neighbourhood along this section of George Street.  

 

Redeveloping selected emergency shelter sites into a combination of innovative long-term care, health care, supportive and affordable housing and emergency shelter programs is an action identified for implementation by the City in the Housing Opportunities Toronto Action Plan for Affordable Housing, which was adopted by Council in August 2009.

Background Information
CD28.1 - Request for Authority to Negotiate a Public Interest Partnership for Redevelopment of the Seaton House Shelter and Revitalization of the George Street Neighbourhood - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24905.pdf)

CD28.1 - Appendix A: Redevelopment of Seaton House - Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24906.pdf)

CD28.1 - Appendix B: Redevelopment of Seaton House - Current Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24907.pdf)


CD28.2 

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 

Update on the Social Housing Renovation and Retrofit Program
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that::

 

1.         City Council direct that following completion of analysis and review of submissions for Year Two funding, the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, submit a report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee recommending approval of proposed projects for Year Two funding under the Social Housing Renovation and Retrofit Program.

Origin
(October 23, 2009) Report from General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

This report provides information on the status of funding approved by the Province under the Social Housing Renovation and Retrofit Program (SHRRP), including a list of all projects recommended to the Province under Year One of the Program.

 

SHRRP provides funding for repairs and energy retrofits to existing social housing units. The program is funded jointly by the federal government, as part of its Economic Action Plan for Canada stimulus initiatives, and the provincial government, as part of its Poverty Reduction Strategy. The Program will provide approximately $220 million for eligible construction ready projects in Toronto that can be completed in fiscal 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.  There is no requirement for the City to cost share in this funding program.

Background Information
CD28.2 - Update on the Social Housing Renovation and Retrofit Program - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24902.pdf)

CD28.2 - Appendix A: Year One SHRRP Projects
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24903.pdf)


CD28.3 

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

2010 Funding Allocations from the Provincial Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council delegate authority to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing, to enter into service agreements and allocate funds to partnership programs in the amounts shown in Appendix A to the report (October 23, 2009) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, for a total allocation of up to $803,452.91 gross and $0 net from the 2010 Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program, subject to approval of the 2010 Operating Budget, and up to $275,398.16 gross and $0 net from the 2009 Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program, already approved in the 2009 Operating Budget; to:

 

a.         establish two new drop-in partnership projects;

 

b.         increase funding for four existing partnership drop-in projects to help ensure basic services are delivered;

 

c.         provide extended hours of service at nine existing partnership drop-in centres; and

 

d.         increase funding for one Supports to Daily Living project to permit an expansion in the provision of support services to individuals at three additional housing projects.

 

2.         City Council delegate authority to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to enter into service agreements and allocate funds to one time investment programs in the amounts shown in Appendix B to the report (October 23, 2009) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, for a total allocation of up to $628,300.00 gross and $0 net from the 2010 Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program, subject to approval of the 2010 Operating Budget; to:

 

a.         provide interim funding to Eva’s Initiatives for Harm Reduction programming at Eva’s Satellite;

 

b.         continue the Nutritious Food to Drop-in Project, in partnership with the Daily Bread Food Bank;

 

c.         support consistent sector-wide training in the drop-in and housing help sectors.

 

3.         City Council delegate authority to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to enter into service agreements to:

 

a.         provide financial resources for the 2010 Health and Safety fund consistent with the terms set out in Appendix D to the report (October 23, 2009) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, for a total allocation up to $100,000 gross and $0 net from the 2010 Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program, subject to approval of the 2010 Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; and

 

b.         invest in Supports to Daily Living, Drop-In Services, and Housing Help Outside of Shelters for a total allocation of up to $210,000 gross and $0 net from the 2010 Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program, subject to approval of the 2010 Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

Origin
(October 23, 2009) Report from General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek approval for 2010 funding allocations to community agencies for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  Funding is also recommended for projects beginning in 2009 and the health and safety fund.

 

This report also provides information on funding for 2010 partnership programs administered by the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) Division including Street Outreach, Housing Help Services Within and Outside of Shelters, the Supports to Daily Living program, and Drop-In Services, approved through Council delegated authority to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Division.  Funds for these services are drawn from the:  City of Toronto Homeless Initiatives Fund (CT-HIF) in the Community Partnership and Investment Program (CPIP) and from the Ministry of Community and Social Services Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program (CHPP).

Background Information
CD28.3 - 2010 Funding Allocations from the Provincial Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24909.pdf)


CD28.4 

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

2010 Per Diem Rates for the Purchase of Service Shelter System and Results of the Review of the Per Diem Funding Model
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the recommended per diem rates, bed capacities and Personal Needs Allowance rates for the shelter system as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 23, 2009) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, subject to the approval of the 2010 Operating Budget.

 

2.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and/or his designate to:

 

a.         enter into purchase of service agreements with community agencies and motel operators for the provision of shelter services and the issuance of Personal Needs Allowance, up to the maximum contract values as outlined in Appendix A to the report (October 23, 2009) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, subject to the approval of the 2010 Operating Budget;

 

b.         contract with and issue payments of up to $8.676 million(gross)/$1.737 million (net) to Mental Health Program Services of Metropolitan Toronto (Habitat Services) for the provision of housing and supports for psychiatric consumer survivors living in Habitat contracted boarding or rooming houses, subject to the approval of the 2010 Operating Budget;

 

c.          contract with and issue payments to the Toronto Hostels Training Centre for the administration and provision of training for shelter staff up to a maximum amount of $0.198 million (gross)/$0.099 million (net), subject to the approval of the 2010 Operating Budget;

 

d.         purchase up to $42,000 (gross and net) in training for staff of the directly operated shelters from the Toronto Hostel Training Centre in order to meet the training requirements laid out in the Council approved Toronto Shelter Standards, subject to the approval of the 2010 Operating Budget;

 

e.         pilot a system of advance quarterly per diem payments to shelter operators; and

 

f.          pilot multi-year contracts with shelter providers in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor and Director, Internal Audit, that will reduce the administrative burden on agencies while maintaining accountability to the City.

 

3.         City Council approve the recommendations arising from the Per Diem Funding Model Review, including consultations with community agencies, as outlined in Appendix I to the report (October 23, 2009) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and instruct that these recommendations be forwarded to the Minister of Community and Social Services, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for consideration. 

Origin
(October 23, 2009) Report from General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

This report provides recommendations on the 2010 Per Diem rates for the purchase of service shelter system and funding levels for other operating contracts.  It also includes recommendations for changes to the existing per diem funding model, based on the findings from the Hostel Services Funding Model Review.

Background Information
CD28.4 - 2010 Per Diem Rates for the Purchase of Service Shelter System and Results of the Review of the Per Diem Funding Model - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24920.pdf)

CD28.4 - Appendix A: 2010 Recommended Per Diem Rates, Bed Capacities and Personal Needs Allowances
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24921.pdf)

CD28.4 - Appendix B: City of Toronto Shelter Profile Information
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24922.pdf)

CD28.4 - Appendix C: 2008 vs. 2009 Occupancy Information
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24923.pdf)

CD28.4 - Appendix D: Total Number of Unique Individuals Using the Shelter System from 2000-2008
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24924.pdf)

CD28.4 - Appendix E: Summary of Annual Criteria for Per Diem Rate Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24925.pdf)

CD28.4 - Appendix F: 2009 vs. 2010 Purchase of Service Per Diem Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24926.pdf)

CD28.4 - Appendix G: 2009 In-Year Adjustments Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24927.pdf)

CD28.4 - Appendix H: Other Service Contracts
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24928.pdf)

CD28.4 - Appendix I: Recommendations regarding the Funding Model for Emergency Shelters
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24929.pdf)

Communications
(November 5, 2009) E-mail from Bob Duff, Co-Chair, Ontario Association of Hostels (OAH), Toronto Chapter, and Executive Director, St. Simon's Shelter  (CD.New.CD28.4.1)

CD28.5 

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

CPIP 2009 Community Services Funding Recommendations and Program Update
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2009 Food Security Investment Program (FSIP) allocation  recommendations totalling $306,000.00 to 10 organizations as described in Appendices 1 and 2 to the report (October 19, 2009) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

2.         City Council direct that the Food Security Investment Program be administered as part of Community Services Partnership (CSP) program, starting with the 2009 Food Security program update and year end reports; that the CSP annual allocation recommendations include an annual summary of all CSP programs that address food security issues; that the FSIP grant size cap be maintained within the CSP envelope for currently funded FSIP projects.

 

3.         City Council approve Snow Shovelling and Lawn Care Program allocation recommendations of $351,270.00 to 12 organizations and an amount of $32,350.00 for subsidy and transition issues, as described in Appendix 3 to the report (October 19, 2009) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

4.         City Council delegate authority to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to approve the one-time re-allocation of up to $65,000.00 in underutilized 2009 CSP funding that may not be released to organizations due to agency closures or performance reviews; that any re-allocation of funds be made to currently funded CSP organizations; and that any re-allocation be reported to Council in the 2010 CSP allocation recommendation report.

Origin
(October 19, 2009) Report from Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

This report provides allocation recommendations for 2009 allocations to 10 organizations for the Food Security Investment program (FSIP) totalling $306,000.00; to 12 organizations for the Snow Shovelling and Lawn Care program (SNOW) totalling $383,620.00; and provides an update on the Community Service Partnership program related to organizations approved for funding with performance related conditions.

Background Information
CD28.5 - CPIP 2009 Community Services Funding Recommendations and Program Update - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24885.pdf)


CD28.6 

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Identify N Impact (INI) Investment Program 2009 Allocations
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the Identify ‘N Impact allocations totalling $158,300.00 to 19 applicants as recommended in Appendices A and B to the report (October 21, 2009) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and that an amount of $10,000.00 be held for appeals.

 

2.         City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to establish a goal for the year 2010 to approve one application in each priority neighbourhood.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee forwarded the report (October 21, 2009) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to the Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Sub-Committee for the purpose of hearing appeals and reporting directly to City Council on the allocation of the appeals fund.

Origin
(October 21, 2009) Report from Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

This report presents the recommendations for the organizations that applied for municipal support under the 2009 Identify ‘N Impact (INI) Investment program. Of the 43 applicants, 19 are recommended for funding totalling $158,300.00. An amount of $10,000.00 has been held for appeals.

 

The Identify ‘N Impact Investment program enables a wide variety of youth-led groups and community organizations to provide engagement opportunities for youth. The 2009 recommended projects provide opportunities to engage youth across the city, particularly African Canadian youth and youth in priority neighbourhoods.

Background Information
CD28.6 - Identify 'N Impact (INI) Investment Program 2009 Allocations - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24892.pdf)

CD28.6 - Appendix A: Identify 'N Impact Investment Program 2009 Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24893.pdf)

CD28.6 - Appendix B: Cover Page
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24894.pdf)

CD28.6 - Appendix B: Detailed Organization Recommendations - Summary Sheets
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24895.pdf)

CD28.6 - Appendix C: Descriptions of 2009 Funded Projects
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24932.pdf)


CD28.7 

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Sole Source Purchase of Proprietary Shelter Equipment from HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc. for Toronto Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR) Team
Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize staff to award a sole source contract for the procurement of Base X shelter systems for the Toronto Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Team to HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc., in an amount not to exceed $670,978.33 CDN, net of GST ($645,883.74 US).

Origin
(October 21, 2009) Report from General Manager/Fire Chief, Toronto Fire Services, and the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management
Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain Council authority to allow a sole source purchase of a proprietary shelter system from HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc. for the Toronto Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Team (HUSAR).

 

The shelter system being purchased has been determined to be the standard for the five national HUSAR Teams to ensure inter-operability at any national deployment or exercise.  This purchase is part of an approved Joint Emergency Preparedness Program (JEPP) grant, wherein the Federal government reimburses 75% of the total cost of the purchase.

Background Information
CD28.7 - Sole Source Purchase of Proprietary Shelter Equipment from HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc. for Toronto Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR) Team - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-24901.pdf)


Meeting Sessions
Session Date Session Type Start Time End Time Public or Closed Session
2009-11-06 Morning 9:38 AM 10:00 AM Public
Attendance
Members were present for some or all of the time period indicated.
Date and Time Quorum Members
2009-11-06
9:38 AM - 10:00 AM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Ainslie, Davis (Chair), Jenkins, Mihevc, Parker
Not Present: Augimeri
Also present (non-members): Rae