Item - 2011.GM2.16

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on April 12, 2011 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by Government Management Committee on March 29, 2011 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on April 12, 2011.

GM2.16 - Government Management Committee Item 31.19 - Healthy Vending Criteria - Cold Drink Vending Request for Proposal (Ward: All)

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 12 and 13, 2011, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council request the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a five-year term for the purpose of entering into a license agreement for the operation of beverage services for cold drink vending machines and pouring within Parks and Recreation facility locations.

 

2          City Council direct that the criteria for cold drink vending sales and distributions be limited to 50 percent healthy vending.

 

3.         City Council request the Medical Officer of Health to periodically review and report to the Board of  Health on the content of the 50 percent healthy criteria.

 

4.         City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to ensure there is an abundant supply of drinking water available in all recreation centres and arenas prior to its proposed elimination from vending machines in December 2011.

Background Information (Committee)

Letter - Government Management Committee Item 31.19 - Healthy Vending Criteria - Cold Drink Vending Request for Proposal (Ward: All)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-36755.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(April 11, 2011) Supplementary Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Yogurt Drinks in Vending Machines at Parks, Forestry and Recreation Facilities (GM2.16b)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-37431.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(March 23, 2011) Letter from Craig McInnes, President, Teamsters Local Union 938 (GM.Supp.GM2.16.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/gm/comm/communicationfile-20625.pdf
(March 29, 2011) E-mail from John Challinor II APR, Director of Corporate Affairs, Nestle Waters (GM.New.GM2.16.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/gm/comm/communicationfile-20695.pdf
(March 29, 2011) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30 - Toronto-Danforth (GM.New.GM2.16.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/gm/comm/communicationfile-20696.pdf
(March 29, 2011) Presentation from Justin Sherwood, President, Canadian Beverage Association (GM.New.GM2.16.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/gm/comm/communicationfile-20705.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(April 8, 2011) E-mail from Beth McLellan (CC.Supp.GM2.16.5)
(April 8, 2011) Submission from Councillor Fletcher, Ward 30 - Toronto Danforth - article, entitled "Boston Bans Soda on City Property". (CC.New.GM2.16.6)

Motions (City Council)

1a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby (Lost)

That City Council delete Government Management Committee Recommendation 2 in its entirety and replace it with the following new Recommendation 2:

 

Recommendation 2 to be deleted:

 

2.         City Council direct that the criteria for cold drink vending sales and distributions be limited to 50 percent healthy vending.

 

New Recommendation 2:

 

2.         Based on the choices made by residents as identified in the staff report, City Council direct that the criteria for cold drink vending sales and distributions be as follows:

 

100% Juice 1%

Flavoured water 2%

Fruit drink 6%

Ice Tea 6%

Soft Drink 41%

Sports Drink 30%

Water 12%

Milk 2%

 

And that plain and fruit flavoured yogurt drinks be included as a healthy drink option.

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-13-2011 7:33 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - GM2.16 - Lindsay Luby - motion 1a
Total members that voted Yes: 3 Members that voted Yes are Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Gloria Lindsay Luby
Total members that voted No: 39 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, 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, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Mike Del Grande, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz

1b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby (Lost)

City Council delete Government Management Committee Recommendation 3 in its entirety and replace it with the following new Recommendation 3:

 

Recommendation 3 to be deleted:

 

3.         City Council request the Medical Officer of Health to periodically review and report to the Board of Health on the content of the 50 percent healthy criteria.

 

New Recommendation 3:

 

3.         That staff periodically review and report back on vending machine sales.

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-13-2011 7:34 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - GM2.16 - Lindsay Luby - motion 1b
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 30 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Mike Del Grande, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Lost)

That City Council rescind its previous direction to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to phase out the sale of bottled water at Parks and Recreation facility locations to permit the General Manager to include the sale of bottled water in the Cold Drink Vending Request for Proposal.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-13-2011 7:31 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - GM2.16 - Mammoliti - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 24 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Mike Del Grande, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz

3 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Lost)

That City Council delete the Government Management Committee recommendations and adopt the following instead:

 

1.         City Council adopt the following recommendations contained in the report (April 29, 2011) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, as amended:

 

1.          For a term of five years commencing November 1, 2011 to October 31, 2016;

 

2.         Energy Drinks shall not be sold in Parks, Forestry and Recreation vending machines;

 

3.           During the first two years of the Licence Agreement, from November 1, 2011 to October 31, 2013, cold drink vending sales and distribution be limited to 50% healthy vending:

 

a.         unflavoured water where permissible until December 31, 2012, 2% flavoured and unflavoured milk or fortified soy beverages, and 100% juice or vegetable beverages will be considered as healthy products; and

 

b.         with the exception of unflavoured water where permissible, cold drink products must be delivered in a serving size no greater than 355ml;

 

4.           Commencing in the third year of the Licence Agreement, cold drink vending sales and distribution be increased to 75% healthy vending from November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2015:

 

a.         2% flavoured and unflavoured milk or fortified soy beverages and 100 % juice or vegetable beverages will be considered as healthy products; and

 

b.         cold drink products must be delivered in a serving size no greater than 355ml;

 

5.         Commencing in the fifth year of the Licence Agreement, cold drink vending sales and distribution be increased to 100% healthy cold drink vending from November

 

a.         2% flavoured and unflavoured milk or fortified soy beverages and 100% juice or vegetable beverages will be considered as healthy products; and

 

b.         cold drink products must be delivered in a serving size no greater than 355ml; and

 

6.         The Medical Officer of Health be authorized to determine whether any new beverage(s) can be considered as healthy.

 

2.         That, as outlined in the supplementary report (April 11, 2011) from the Medical Officer of Health that City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to ensure that yogurt drinks are added as a healthy choice.

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-13-2011 7:30 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - GM2.16 - Fletcher - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 24 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are James Pasternak, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Apr-13-2011 7:36 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GM2.16 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Pam McConnell, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are James Pasternak, Karen Stintz

Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Councillor Davis's speaking time be extended so that she could complete her remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Apr-13-2011 7:17 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GM2.16 - Extend Councillor Davis's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Ron Moeser
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson

16a - The Health Rationale for Offering Healthy Choices in Beverages

Background Information (Committee)
Report - The Health Rationale for Offering Healthy Choices in Beverages
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-36766.pdf

GM2.16 - Government Management Committee Item 31.19 - Healthy Vending Criteria - Cold Drink Vending Request for Proposal (Ward: All)

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a five-year term for the purpose of entering into a license agreement for the operation of beverage services for cold drink vending machines and pouring within Parks and Recreation facility locations.

 

2          City Council direct that the criteria for cold drink vending sales and distributions be limited to 50 percent healthy vending.

 

3.         City Council request the Medical Officer of  Health to periodically review and report to the Board of  Health on the content of the 50 percent healthy criteria.

 

4.         City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to ensure there is an abundant supply of drinking water available in all recreation centres and arenas prior to its proposed elimination from vending machines in December 2011.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Government Management Committee requested the Medical Officer of Health to report directly to Council on the possible addition of yogurt drinks as a healthy cold drink choice from a vending machine.

 

Origin

(June 14, 2010) Letter from the City Council

Summary

City Council on June 8 and 9, 2010, referred Item GM31.19 titled "Healthy Vending Criteria - Cold Drink Vending Request for Proposal (Ward: All)", back to the Committee for further consideration.

 

City Council also extended the current licensing contract(s) for cold drink vending for a one-year period from October 31, 2010 to October 31, 2011 to allow for industry representation and budgetary considerations, and requested the Medical Officer of Health to report on the health rationale for offering healthy choices in beverages when this matter is again before the Government Management Committee.

Background Information

Letter - Government Management Committee Item 31.19 - Healthy Vending Criteria - Cold Drink Vending Request for Proposal (Ward: All)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-36755.pdf

Communications

(March 23, 2011) Letter from Craig McInnes, President, Teamsters Local Union 938 (GM.Supp.GM2.16.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/gm/comm/communicationfile-20625.pdf
(March 29, 2011) E-mail from John Challinor II APR, Director of Corporate Affairs, Nestle Waters (GM.New.GM2.16.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/gm/comm/communicationfile-20695.pdf
(March 29, 2011) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30 - Toronto-Danforth (GM.New.GM2.16.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/gm/comm/communicationfile-20696.pdf
(March 29, 2011) Presentation from Justin Sherwood, President, Canadian Beverage Association (GM.New.GM2.16.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/gm/comm/communicationfile-20705.pdf

Speakers

Justin Sherwood, President, Canadian Beverage Association
Robert Foy, VP, PepsiCo Food Service, Pepsi Beverages Canada
John Challinor II, Nestle Waters Canada
Miroslav Glavic
Chris Markham, Executive Director & CEO, Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA)
Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30 - Toronto-Danforth

Motions

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

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         The General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a five year term for the purpose of entering into a license agreement for the operation of beverage services for cold drink vending machines and pouring within Parks and Recreation facility locations.

 

2.         The criteria for cold drink vending sales and distributions be limited to 50 percent healthy vending.

 

3.         The Medical Officer of  Health periodically review and report to the Board of  Health on the content of the 50 percent healthy criteria.


1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Pam McConnell (Carried)

That the Medical Officer of Health report directly to Council on the possible addition of yogurt drinks as a healthy cold drink choice from a vending machine.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Pam McConnell (Carried)

City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to ensure there is an abundant supply of drinking water available in all recreation centres and arenas prior to its proposed elimination from vending machines in December 2011.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Pam McConnell (Lost)

City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to develop a strategy to replace lost revenues, if necessary, over the five year implementation period.


4 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Pam McConnell (Lost)

That:

 

1.         City Council direct that the Healthy Vending Criteria for the Cold Drink Vending and Pouring Rights RFP be as follows:

 

              a.       for a term of five years commencing November 1, 2011 to October 31, 2016;

 

              b.       Energy Drinks shall not be sold in Parks, Forestry and Recreation vending machines.

 

  c.       during the first two years of the Licence Agreement, from November 1, 2011 to October 31, 2013, cold drink vending sales and distribution be limited to 50% healthy vending:

           

i.           unflavoured water where permissible until December 31, 2011,  2% flavoured and unflavoured milk or fortified soy beverages, and 100% juice or vegetable beverages will be considered as healthy products; and

 

ii.           with the exception of unflavoured water where permissible, cold drink products must be delivered in a serving size no greater than 355ml.

 

2.         City Council direct that commencing in the third year of the Licence Agreement, cold drink vending sales and distribution be increased to 75% healthy vending from November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2015:

 

a.         2% flavoured and unflavoured milk or fortified soy beverages and 100 % juice or vegetable beverages will be considered as healthy products; and

 

b.         cold drink products must be delivered in a serving size no greater than 355ml.

 

3.         City Council direct that commencing in the fifth year of the Licence Agreement, cold drink vending sales and distribution be increased to 100% healthy cold drink vending from November 1, 2015 to October 31, 2016:

 

a.         2% flavoured and unflavoured milk or fortified soy beverages and 100% juice or vegetable beverages will be considered as healthy products; and

 

b.         cold drink products must be delivered in a serving size no greater than 355ml.

 

4.         City Council authorize the Medical Officer of Health to determine whether any new beverage(s) can be considered as healthy.

 

Amended Motion 5 by Councillor Robinson.


5 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

That Motion 4 by Councillor McConnell be amended to include unflavoured water in the Healthy Vending Criteria for Cold Drink Vending and Pouring Rights RFP.

 

Motion 4 by Councillor McConnell subsequently lost as amended.


6 - Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Pam McConnell (Carried)

That the Government Management Committee reconsider the vote on Motion 4 by Councillor McConnell and Motion 5 by Councillor Robinson to permit the vote on Councillor Robinson's motion to be taken first.


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

16a - The Health Rationale for Offering Healthy Choices in Beverages

Origin
(March 21, 2011) Report from the Medical Officer of Health
Summary

The purpose of this report is to update the Government Management Committee on the health rationale for offering healthy choices in beverages at Parks, Forestry and Recreation facilities and the public health impact of the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.

Background Information
Report - The Health Rationale for Offering Healthy Choices in Beverages
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-36766.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council