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Community Development and Recreation Committee


Meeting No. 27   Contact Candy Davidovits, Committee Administrator
Meeting Date Friday, October 9, 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  


 
CD27.1

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

BMX Go Forward Strategy

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council endorse, in principle, the BMX Go Forward Strategy as set out in this report and its Attachment 1, subject to the successful securing of any financial resources required for its implementation.

 

2.         City Council receive, for information, the maintenance practices identified as presently being undertaken at the City’s two existing BMX sites set out in this report and its Attachment 4.

Origin
(September 22, 2009) Report from General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

This report presents a Toronto BMX Go Forward Strategy that, in part, sets out a number of principles and strategic actions that would help make Toronto an improved cycling community for BMX, as well as other types of off-road cyclists.  The strategic actions (see Attachment #1) aim to create an environment that helps to mitigate some of the concerns of the local off-road cycling community.

 

An integrated network of on and off-road recreational cycling facilities and trails would benefit a wide range of users of the City’s parks and trails systems, including local and visiting cyclists, skateboarders and hikers.

 

The City manages the wooden ramps at Wallace-Emerson Park, which are on loan from Toronto BMX, and also manages the dirt jumps at this and the Bayview Arena site.  This report identifies current operations and maintenance that occurs at the City’s two existing BMX sites, as well as sets out additional basic operations and maintenance practices that should be considered for these facilities in the future.

Background Information
CD27.1 - BMX Go Forward Strategy - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-23825.pdf)

Communications
(October 7, 2009) Letter from Dr. Wade Nelson (CD.New.CD27.1.1)
(October 8, 2009) E-mail from Brian Betsworth (CD.New.CD27.1.2)
(October 8, 2009) Letter from Jim Crosscombe, Executive Director, Ontario Cycling Association Inc. (CD.New.CD27.1.3)
(October 7, 2009) E-mail from Craig Fagan, Midweek Cycling Club (CD.New.CD27.1.4)
(October 9, 2009) Submission from Michael Heaton, Toronto BMX Riders' Alliance (CD.New.CD27.1.5)
(October 9, 2009) Letter from Richard Baxter, OCT, submitted by Scott Mills, Toronto Crime Stoppers, Toronto Police Service (CD.Main.CD27.1.6)
Speakers

Michael Heaton, Toronto BMX Riders' Alliance (Submission Filed)
James Thomson
Scott Mills, Toronto Crime Stoppers, Community Youth Officer, Toronto Police Service (Submission Filed)
Justin Soares
Jason Tojeiro (Submission Filed)
Jason Murray, IMBA Ontario Representative, International Mountain Bicycling Association (Canada)
Timothy Charles, President, Toronto Off-Road Bicycling Association (TORBA)
Ian Christison
Tiffany Harris
Craig Fagan, Midweek Cycling Club (Submission Filed)
Carlo Citrigno, Canadian Ramp Company

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

CD27.2

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

New Provincial Rent Bank Agreement for 2009 and Subsequent Years

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council delegate authority to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to execute the 2009 Provincial Rent Bank Agreement, and enter into future amendments or renewal agreements, on behalf of the City of Toronto with the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for continued delivery of the Provincial Rent Bank program.

 

2.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to receive the funding from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for the 2009 provincial allocation, and to receive any future funding which may be forthcoming from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for the Provincial Rent Bank program.

 

3.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to execute the necessary agreements with Neighbourhood Information Post (the lead community agency coordinating the Rent Bank Program in Toronto) to deliver the Provincial Rent Bank Program, and to allocate provincial Rent Bank funding to Neighbourhood Information Post beginning with an allocation of $1,499,211 in 2009.

 

4.         City Council approve the Local Rules which guide the operation of the Rent Bank program in Toronto substantially as set out in Appendix B, and authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to amend the rules as required to be consistent with any future amendments to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and to respond to program implementation needs which may arise from time to time.

 

5.         City Council request the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to allocate all future Provincial Rent Bank funding among Consolidated Municipal Service Managers and District Social Service Administration Boards based on the relative proportions of tenant households paying more than 30% of their income on rent.

Origin
(September 24, 2009) Report from General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Summary

Since 2004, the provincial government has provided funding for a Rent Bank program in Toronto.  After a review, the province made some changes to the program and a new agreement between the Province and the City is required in order to receive continued provincial funding.  The agreement requires that the Rent Bank program, and more specifically the Local Rules, be approved by Council. 

 

This report recommends that the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration receive delegated authority to enter into a new agreement with the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and to enter into future amendments as may be required.  In addition, the report provides information about provincial requirements for the program, and seeks Council approval of the Local Rules for the Toronto Rent Bank program.

Background Information
CD27.2 - New Provincial Rent Bank Agreement for 2009 and Subsequent Years - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-23826.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

CD27.3

ACTION

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Proposed New Member Advisory Committee on Long-Term Care Homes and Services

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recommendation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council appoint Jan Nowakowski to membership on the Advisory Committee on Long‑Term Care Homes and Services, for a period of four years, with the provision for an extension of an additional term, as outlined in the terms of reference.

 

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

Origin
(September 28, 2009) Letter from Advisory Committee on Long-Term Care Homes and Services
Summary

The Advisory Committee on Long-Term Care Homes and Services on September 25, 2009, considered the report (June 5, 2009) from the General Manager, Long-Term Care Homes and Services, entitled "Proposed New Member - Advisory Committee on Long-Term Care Homes and Services", and forwarded its recommendations to the Community Development and Recreation Committee.

Background Information
CD27.3 - Letter from Advisory Committee on Long-Term Care Homes and Services
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-23827.pdf)

CD27.3 - Proposed New Member - Advisory Committee on Long-Term Care Homes and Services - Staff Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-23828.pdf)

Motions
Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item)

Oct-09-2009

Result: Carried Majority Required
Yes: 5 Ainslie, Davis (Chair), Jenkins, Mihevc, Parker 
No: 0  
Absent: 1 Augimeri 

Procedural Motions
Motion to Adopt Minutes moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)
Friday, October 9, 2009
Councillor Janet Davis, Chair, Community Development and Recreation Committee
Meeting Sessions
Session Date Session Type Start Time End Time Public or Closed Session
2009-10-09 Morning 9:38 AM 11:16 AM Public
Attendance
Members were present for some or all of the time period indicated.
Date and Time Quorum Members
2009-10-09
9:38 AM - 11:16 AM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Ainslie, Davis (Chair), Jenkins, Mihevc, Parker
Not Present: Augimeri