Item - 2011.EX2.9

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 17, 2011 without amendments.
  • City Council considered this item on April 12, 2011 and postponed its consideration to a later date. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the deferral.
  • City Council considered this item on February 7, 2011 and postponed its consideration to a later date. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the deferral.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on January 17, 2011 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on February 7, 2011.

EX2.9 - Filming at Fraternity Houses in Residential Areas

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted

City Council Decision

City Council on May 17, 18 and 19, 2011, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council not implement a moratorium on film permits for all fraternity houses in residential areas.

 

2.         City Council direct that location film permitting be resumed, for the specified fraternity houses on which a temporary moratorium was placed, in accordance with the provisions of the filming By-law, Chapter 459 of the Toronto Municipal Code (TMC), and the supporting City Council approved Guidelines for Filming.

Background Information (Committee)

(September 30, 2010) Letter from Toronto Film Board - Filming at Fraternity Houses in Residential Areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-34837.pdf
(September 7, 2010) Staff Report - Filming at Fraternity Houses in Residential Areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-34847.pdf
(June 14, 2010) Referral of Member Motion - Moratorium on film permits for fraternity houses in residential areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-34848.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(February 7, 2011) E-mail from Ross Wigle (CC.Main.EX2.9.1)
(April 12, 2011) E-mail from Adam Carson (CC.New.EX2.9.2)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) May-18-2011 12:26 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX2.9 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Karen Stintz

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Sarah Doucette - as she has two family members who work in the film business.

EX2.9 - Filming at Fraternity Houses in Residential Areas

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Deferred

City Council Decision

City Council on April 12 and 13, 2011, deferred consideration of Item EX2.9 to the next regular City Council meeting on May 17 and 18, 2011. 

Background Information (Committee)

(September 30, 2010) Letter from Toronto Film Board - Filming at Fraternity Houses in Residential Areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-34837.pdf
(September 7, 2010) Staff Report - Filming at Fraternity Houses in Residential Areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-34847.pdf
(June 14, 2010) Referral of Member Motion - Moratorium on film permits for fraternity houses in residential areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-34848.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(February 7, 2011) E-mail from Ross Wigle (CC.Main.EX2.9.1)
(April 12, 2011) E-mail from Adam Carson (CC.New.EX2.9.2)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor Adam Vaughan (Carried)
That consideration of the item be deferred until the May 17, 2011 City Council meeting.

Vote (Defer Item) Apr-12-2011 10:58 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - Defer Item EX2.9
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Mike Del Grande, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, John Parker, Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Michael Thompson

EX2.9 - Filming at Fraternity Houses in Residential Areas

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Deferred

City Council Decision

City Council on February 7 and 8, 2011, deferred this Item to the April 12, 2011 Council meeting and continued the moratorium currently in place on identified properties, with an exception for "Being Erica", an independent production currently using 180 St. George Street as a set in an ongoing project.

Background Information (Committee)

(September 30, 2010) Letter from Toronto Film Board - Filming at Fraternity Houses in Residential Areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-34837.pdf
(September 7, 2010) Staff Report - Filming at Fraternity Houses in Residential Areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-34847.pdf
(June 14, 2010) Referral of Member Motion - Moratorium on film permits for fraternity houses in residential areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-34848.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(February 7, 2011) E-mail from Ross Wigle (CC.New.EX2.9.1)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That City Council defer this Item to the April 12, 2011 Council meeting and continue the moratorium currently in place on identified properties, with an exception for "Being Erica", an independent production currently using 180 St. George Street as a set in an on-going project.

Vote (Defer Item) Feb-07-2011 2:52 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX2.9 - Defer the item
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, John Parker, Karen Stintz

EX2.9 - Filming at Fraternity Houses in Residential Areas

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council not implement a moratorium on film permits for all fraternity houses in residential areas.

 

2.         City Council direct that location film permitting be resumed, for the specified fraternity houses on which a temporary moratorium was placed, in accordance with the provisions of the filming By-law, Chapter 459 of the Toronto Municipal Code (TMC), and the supporting City Council approved Guidelines for Filming.

Origin

(September 30, 2010) Letter from the Toronto Film Board

Summary

The Toronto Film Board on September 30, 2010, considered a report (September 7, 2010) from the Film Commissioner, recommending that:

 

1.         A moratorium on film permits for all fraternity houses in residential areas not be implemented since City Council at its meeting of August 25, 26 and 27 met the conditions of Councillor Vaughan's motion;

 

2.         Location film permitting be resumed, for  the specified fraternity houses on which a temporary moratorium was placed, in accordance with the provisions of the Filming By-law, Chapter 459 of the Toronto Municipal Code (TMC), and the supporting City Council approved Guidelines for Filming; and

 

3.         The Toronto Film and Television Office (TFTO) and Municipal Licensing and Standards communicate regularly and closely monitor the situation relating to fraternity and sorority houses.

 

The Film Board also considered a communication (June 14, 2010) from City Council advising that City Council on June 8 and 9, 2010, referred Motion MM50.10 to the Toronto Film Board for consideration at its meeting on September 30, 2010.

Background Information

(September 30, 2010) Letter from Toronto Film Board - Filming at Fraternity Houses in Residential Areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-34837.pdf
(September 7, 2010) Staff Report - Filming at Fraternity Houses in Residential Areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-34847.pdf
(June 14, 2010) Referral of Member Motion - Moratorium on film permits for fraternity houses in residential areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-34848.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council