Item - 2011.PG9.1

Tracking Status

PG9.1 - Amendments to the Green Roof Bylaw for Industrial Buildings

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on November 29, 30 and December 1, 2011, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to amend Chapter 492 of the Municipal Code – Green Roofs (known as the Toronto Green Roof Bylaw) to allow for an alternative option to green roofs with respect to industrial buildings that provides a roof surface that:

 

a.         Uses cool roofing materials for 100% of Available Roof Space;  and

 

b.         Complies with the stormwater management performance measures required through the Site Plan Approval process, pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act; or where Site Plan Approval is not required, retains or collects for re-use at least the first 5 mm from each rainfall or 50 % of annual rainfall volume falling on the roof through systems that incorporate roof surfaces.

 

2.         City Council direct the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report on revisions to the Green Roof Bylaw to reflect other changes including updates to the Toronto Green Roof Construction Standard before March 31, 2012.

 

3.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building and other City Divisions as appropriate, to report on the provision of an alternative option for public and separate school board buildings before March 31, 2012.

 

4.         City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on finding a mechanism to fund planting beds in addition to constructed green roofs.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 19, 2011) Staff Report regarding Amendments to the Green Roof Bylaw for Industrial Buildings
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-41968.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 8, 2011) Submission from V. Barton, Toronto Catholic District School Board (PG.New.PG9.1.1)
(November 8, 2011) Submission from Steven Peck, Green Roofs For Healthy Cities (PG.New.PG9.1.2)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Peter Milczyn (Carried)

That City Council amend Recommendation 3 by adding the words "and separate" so that Recommendation 3 now reads as follows:

 

3.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building and other City Divisions as appropriate, to report on the provision of an alternative option for public and separate school board buildings before March 31, 2012.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-01-2011 6:58 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG9.1 - Milczyn - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Ron Moeser
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-01-2011 6:59 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG9.1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow, Ron Moeser
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

PG9.1 - Amendments to the Green Roof Bylaw for Industrial Buildings

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to amend Chapter 492 of the Municipal Code – Green Roofs (known as the Toronto Green Roof Bylaw) to allow for an alternative option to green roofs with respect to industrial buildings that provides a roof surface that:

 

a.         Uses cool roofing materials for 100% of Available Roof Space;  and

b.         Complies with the stormwater management performance measures required through the Site Plan Approval process, pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act; or where Site Plan Approval is not required, retains or collects for re-use at least the first 5 mm from each rainfall or 50 % of annual rainfall volume falling on the roof through systems that incorporate roof surfaces.

 

2.         City Council direct the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report on revisions to the Green Roof Bylaw to reflect other changes including updates to the Toronto Green Roof Construction Standard before March 31, 2012.

 

3.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building and other City Divisions as appropriate, to report on the provision of an alternative option for public school board buildings before March 31, 2012.

 

4.         City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on finding a mechanism to fund planting beds in addition to constructed green roofs.

Origin

(October 19, 2011) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

This report recommends an amendment to the Toronto Green Roof Bylaw to permit new industrial buildings and major additions to provide an alternative roof surface that achieves a similar performance level to a green roof in response to a request from City Council. The alternative approach proposed would require new industrial buildings and building additions to install cool roofing material and adhere to a storm water management performance target. The approach reflects consultation with industry stakeholders and advice received through an external consultant.

 

The Green Roof Bylaw has been in force since January 31, 2010 and through the course of implementation, the need for amendments to the Toronto Green Roof Construction Standard has arisen. It is proposed that the Chief Building Official reconvene the Toronto Green Roof Technical Advisory group to review these changes and propose amendments to the Bylaw.

 

Recently, requests for Exemptions from the requirements of the Green Roof Bylaw by public school boards for new school buildings have given cause to consider that an alternative option also be explored with the public school boards. This report recommends a process similar to that developed for the review of industrial buildings be followed.

 

The General Manager, Economic Development, Culture and Tourism and the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building were consulted in the preparation of this report.

Background Information

(October 19, 2011) Staff Report regarding Amendments to the Green Roof Bylaw for Industrial Buildings
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-41968.pdf

Communications

(November 8, 2011) Submission from V. Barton, Toronto Catholic District School Board (PG.New.PG9.1.1)
(November 8, 2011) Submission from Steven Peck, Green Roofs For Healthy Cities (PG.New.PG9.1.2)

Speakers

Virginia Barton, Senior Coordinator - Capital Services, Toronto Catholic District School Board
Paul Scrivener, Executive Director, Toronto Industry Network
Gil Galang, Deputy Director, Building Technology, Sanofi Pasteur
Steven Peck, Green Roof for Healthy Cities
Councillor Frances Nunziata

Motions

1A - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Adam Vaughan (Carried)

That the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning report on finding a mechanism to fund planting beds in addition to constructed green roofs.

 


1B - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Adam Vaughan (Lost)

That school boards be allowed to apply and receive funding under the city's green roof programme only if it includes solar panels.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Peter Milczyn (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council