Item - 2012.EX17.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on March 5, 2012 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on February 17, 2012 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on March 5, 2012.

EX17.1 - Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-Residential Portfolio: Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
1 - Etobicoke North, 5 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore, 6 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore, 7 - York West, 9 - York Centre, 10 - York Centre, 11 - York South-Weston, 13 - Parkdale-High Park, 14 - Parkdale-High Park, 15 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 16 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 17 - Davenport, 18 - Davenport, 19 - Trinity-Spadina, 20 - Trinity-Spadina, 21 - St. Paul's, 25 - Don Valley West, 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 29 - Toronto-Danforth, 30 - Toronto-Danforth, 31 - Beaches-East York, 32 - Beaches-East York, 34 - Don Valley East, 35 - Scarborough Southwest, 36 - Scarborough Southwest, 37 - Scarborough Centre, 38 - Scarborough Centre, 42 - Scarborough-Rouge River, 43 - Scarborough East

City Council Decision

City Council on March 5, 6 and 7, 2012, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council, in its capacity as Shareholder, approve pursuant to section 6.3.1(b) of the Shareholder Direction, the sale by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) of the 56 unoccupied and vacant properties containing 64 units, listed in Confidential Attachment 1 of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, on condition that:

 

a.         prior to the sale of any properties, Toronto Community Housing Corporation provide a plan, satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for the administration and use of the proceeds of any sales of stand-alone units, net of reasonable transaction costs, in the state of good repair of existing social housing units, consistent with its Real Estate Investment Strategy – "Housing Works;

 

b.         prior to the sale of any properties, Toronto Community Housing Corporation provide a plan, satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, for maintaining Toronto Community Housing Corporation's mandated service level standards, which includes the replacement  of 61 rent-geared-to-income (RGI) units and rent supplement units within the existing Toronto Community Housing Corporation portfolio with units that will accommodate similar sized households;

 

c.         the reallocation of the RGI and rent supplement units set out in Part 1.b. above be funded from within Toronto Community Housing Corporation's existing operating subsidy;

 

and subject to:

 

d.         Toronto Community Housing Corporation and/or the prospective purchasers obtaining the various necessary planning approvals and legislative, municipal and corporate consents (including consent of mortgagors, if necessary); and

 

e.         approval from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and/or Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation if necessary.       

 

2.           City Council not consider the sale of the 18 Toronto Community Housing Corporation houses listed in Appendix C of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, that are under legal agreements with supportive housing agencies and refer consideration of the possible sale of these properties back to Toronto Community Housing Corporation for further analysis and consultation with the agencies and their clients.

 

3.           City Council not consider the sale of the 168 properties listed in Appendix D of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and refer consideration of the possible sale of these properties back to Toronto Community Housing Corporation for further analysis to determine the feasibility or benefit of selling these properties.

 

4.           City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to amend the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Operating Agreement as necessary as a result of the sale of properties pursuant to the adoption of recommendations in the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and to execute such other agreements, notices, consents and ancillary documentation deemed appropriate in connection with the sale of the properties on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

5.           City Council direct Toronto Community Housing Corporation to report annually, through TCHC's Annual Report to Council, on the status of the sale of the properties and on any tenant and community impacts resulting from the sales.

 

6.           City Council require that as a condition of the agreement of purchase and sale for the property at 201 Crawford Street (Ward 19) and for the properties designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA), the Purchasers shall be required to enter into Heritage Easement agreements with the City under Section 37 of the OHA to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

7.           Consistent with Council's 10-year affordable housing plan, Housing Opportunities Toronto, City Council reiterate, in the strongest terms possible, its urgent request to the Federal and Provincial governments to provide ongoing and sustainable funding to ensure the social housing stock achieves and maintains a state of good repair. 

 

8.           City Council request the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to report back to Council in October 2012, through Executive Committee, on the potential sale of the remaining 619 properties containing 676 units listed in Appendix A of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

9.           City Council request the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to expedite the process for approving the sale of the 55 unoccupied and vacant properties that require Ministerial Consent under the Housing Services Act, 2011.

 

10.       City Council request the Board of Directors of Toronto Community Housing Corporation to:

 

a.         initiate a process to solicit interest for the purchase of the stand-alone properties listed in Appendix A of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, at market value from social housing providers, charitable, non-profit and community agencies that deliver housing to low-income and vulnerable populations within Toronto; and

 

b.         directly inform the above housing providers, charitable, non-profit and community agencies of the location and market value of each stand-alone property when listed for sale.

 

11.       City Council request the Federal and Provincial governments to jointly provide annual capital repair funding averaging $150 million from 2013 to 2017 and $90 million a year from 2018 thereafter so that the Toronto Community Housing Corporation portfolio can achieve and maintain a good state of repair.

 

12.       City Council request the Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee to establish a Special Working Group, as described below, to submit a final report to Executive Committee at its September 10, 2012 meeting: 

 

a.          Membership - The Special Working Group shall be chaired by Councillor Ana Bailão, (Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee) and up to four (4) additional members, to be selected jointly by the Chair and the Mayor.  

 

b.          Mandate - The Special Working Group shall investigate, make findings and report on:

 

i.          a detailed property by property review of the current tenants in the homes proposed for sale and implications of households being displaced from sales;

 

ii.          a review of the interest and capacity of existing tenants to purchase the home they reside in, at market value, on a right of first refusal basis;

 

iii.         a review of the interest and capacity of charitable and non-profit organizations to purchase any of the properties, at market value, to be operated as affordable housing;

 

iv.         where Parts 12.b.ii. and 12.b.iii. above indicate there is interest, but not capacity, to identify the size of the subsidy required to bridge the gap between market value and affordable cost and to recommend a source of funds to pay for the subsidy;

 

v.         the social and financial implications of limiting the sale of single occupancy homes to any of those that become vacant on turn-over by the existing tenants;

 

vi.        requirements for a new Intergovernmental Strategy to assist in engaging the federal and provincial governments in securing long-term sustainable funding in providing safe, secure and affordable housing in Toronto;

 

vii                 innovative financing models to address the social housing repair backlog, including a model for determining when properties should be sold rather than repaired;

 

viii.       a review of any home that has been specifically equipped for accessibility for people with disabilities and seek to work with organizations that deal with persons with disabilities; and

 

ix.         identify any residents escaping domestic violence, with notification to the Police, and work with, and seek advice from, organizations that deal with domestic violence.

 

c.          Process - The Special Working Group:

 

i.          shall consult with stakeholders as required to make its findings;

 

ii.          shall submit a progress update, in the form of an information report, to the Affordable Housing Committee at its meeting of May 28, 2012; and

 

iii.         shall consult with Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) to understand its Facility Condition Index (FCI)-based decision making process.

  

d.          Staffing – The Special Working Group:

 

i.          will be supported by staff from the City Manager's Office, or other staff the City Manager deems appropriate; and

 

ii.         may, with the support of the City Manager, retain the services of an external consultant, if required, to provide analysis, research and report-writing.

 

13.       City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration remain confidential until such time as the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration advises the Clerk that confirmation from the Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Community Housing Corporation has been received that it is no longer necessary to maintain the confidentiality of the information to preserve the integrity of the properties listed.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration remains confidential in its entirety at this time in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it relates to a proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes and the security of the property of the municipality or local board.  The Confidential Attachment will remain confidential until such time as the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration advises the Clerk that confirmation from the Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Community Housing Corporation has been received that it is no longer necessary to maintain the confidentiality of the information to preserve the integrity of the properties listed.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council recessed its public session and met as Committee of the Whole in closed session on March 6, 2012, and considered confidential information on this Item as it relates to a proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes and the security of the property of the municipality or local board.

Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes; Security of the property of the municipality or local board

Background Information (Committee)

(January 10, 2012) Report from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-Residential Portfolio: Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45173.pdf
(January 10, 2012) Appendix A - Property Profile: 675 Toronto Community Housing Properties Proposed for Sale
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45174.pdf
(January 10, 2012) Appendix B - Unit Profile: 740 Toronto Community Housing Units Proposed for Sale
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45175.pdf
(January 10, 2012) Appendix C - List of 18 TCH Properties Under Agency Agreements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45176.pdf
(January 10, 2012) Appendix D - List of 168 Toronto Community Housing Properties Requiring Further Analysis by Toronto Community Housing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45177.pdf
(January 10, 2012) Appendix E - Stand Alone Units by Ward: Single Houses, Property Houses and SHOP Houses
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45178.pdf
(January 10, 2012) Appendix F - List of TCH Properties Subject to Rental Housing and Heritage Policies
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45179.pdf
(February 17, 2012) EX17.1 - Presentation from the City Manager re: Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-residential Portfolion
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45314.pdf
(February 17, 2012) EX17.1 - Presentation from the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Re: Toronto Community Housing State of Good Repair Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45315.pdf
(February 17, 2012) EX17.1 - Presentation from the General Manager, Shelter, Support & Housing Administration Re: Toronto Community Housing Requirements for Approvals and Plans for Repairs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45316.pdf
(February 16, 2012) Confidential Attachment 1 - Unoccupied and Vacant Toronto Community Housing Stand-alone Properties

Background Information (City Council)

(March 2, 2012) Supplementary report from the City Manager on Additional Information Regarding the Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units (EX17.1c)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-45593.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 made public on February 14, 2014
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-67000.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(January 11, 2012) E-mail from Sheila Malloch (EX.Main.EX17.1.1)
(January 12, 2012) Letter from Betty Hubbard, Toronto Christian Resource Centre Advocacy Committee (EX.Main.EX17.1.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28560.pdf
(January 16, 2012) Letter from Fran Perkins, Chair, Homes First Society Board of Directors (EX.Main.EX17.1.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28561.pdf
(January 16, 2012) E-mail from Elizabeth Eames (EX.Main.Ex17.1.4)
(January 12, 2012) Letter from Betty Hubbard, Toronto Christian Resource Centre Advocacy Committee (EX.Main.Ex17.1.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28564.pdf
(January 18, 2012) Letter from Mariana Touray (EX.Main.Ex17.1.6)
(January 16, 2012) Letter from Sharon Caride (EX.Main.Ex17.1.7)
(January 18, 2012) Letter from Thuy Nguyen (EX.Main.Ex17.1.8)
(January 15, 2012) Letter from Kathy Kunsmann (EX.Main.Ex17.1.9)
(January 17, 2012) E-mail from Joan Christensen (EX.Main.Ex17.1.10)
(January 17, 2012) E-mail from A. J. Diamond, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects (EX.Main.Ex17.1.11)
(January 13, 2012) Letter from Waseem Syed and Sumia Syed (EX.Main.Ex17.1.12)
(January 13, 2012) Letter from Ann Ray (EX.Main.Ex17.1.13)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Brenda Thompson (EX.Main.Ex17.1.14)
(January 19, 2012) Letter from Janet Davidson (EX.Main.Ex17.1.15)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Karen Buck (EX.Main.Ex17.1.16)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Karen Buck (EX.Main.Ex17.1.17)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Alan Demb (EX.Main.Ex17.1.18)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Honorary Chair, Grange Residents Association (EX.Main.Ex17.1.19)
(January 20, 2012) E-mail from Anne Woolger, Founder and Executive Director, Matthew House Refugee Reception Services (EX.Main.Ex17.1.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28579.pdf
(January 20, 2012) E-mail from Sandra Ryan-Cuyugan (EX.Main.Ex17.1.21)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28580.pdf
(January 20, 2012) E-mail from Stacey Reilly (EX.Main.EX17.1.22)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Estelle Amaron (EX.Main.EX17.1.23)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from David Hulchanski (EX.Main.EX17.1.24)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Lynn Spink (EX.Main.EX17.1.25)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Kevin Barrett (EX.Main.EX17.1.26)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Colin Ellis (EX.Main.EX17.1.27)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Amy Buitenhuis (EX.Main.EX17.1.28)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Caitlin Henry (EX.Main.EX17.1.29)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Joy Connelly (EX.Main.EX17.1.30)
(January 23, 2012) Letter from Liloutie Somra (EX.Main.EX17.1.31)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from William Stringer (EX.Main.EX17.1.32)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Susan Crean (EX.Main.EX17.1.33)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Amy Steele (EX.Main.EX17.1.34)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Peter Rose (EX.Main.EX17.1.35)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from John Deacon (EX.Main.EX17.1.36)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from John Cartwright, President, Toronto and Region Labour Council (EX.Main.EX17.1.37)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28595.pdf
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Daryl Chong, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (EX.Main.EX17.1.38)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28596.pdf
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Maria Rocha (EX.Main.EX17.1.39)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Kim Li (EX.Main.EX17.1.40)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Peter Rose (EX.Main.EX17.1.41)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Lillian Carrigan (EX.Main.EX17.1.42)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Brian Dwyer, Coordinator, Social Justice Committee, St. Brigid's Parish (EX.Main.EX17.1.43)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Smadar Carmon (EX.Main.EX17.1.44)
(January 24, 2012) E-mail from Jessica Bell (EX.Main.EX17.1.45)
(January 27, 2012) E-mail from Jeremy Kerr (EX.Main.EX17.1.46)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Sandy Spencer (EX.Main.EX17.1.47)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Martine August (EX.Main.EX17.1.48)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Frances Sanderson, Executive Director, Nishnawbe Homes Inc. (EX.Main.EX17.1.49)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Alejandra Bravo (EX.Main.EX17.1.50)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Karl and Carol Eichler (EX.Main.EX17.1.51)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Maqsood Said (EX.Main.EX17.1.52)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Renn Scott (EX.Main.EX17.1.53)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Tenants for Social Housing (EX.Main.EX17.1.54)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Farshid Kaboli (EX.Main.EX17.1.55)
(January 24, 2012) E-mail from Trish O'Reilly (EX.Main.EX17.1.56)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from David Walsh, Seeds of Hope Foundation (EX.Main.EX17.1.57)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28603.pdf
(January 26, 2012) E-mail from Kim Riddle (EX.Main.EX17.1.58)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Kenneth Hale, Director of Advocacy and Legal Services (ACTO) (EX.Main.EX17.1.59)
(February 4, 2012) E-mail from Pastor Kesavan Balasingham (EX.Supp.EX17.1.60)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28621.pdf
(February 8, 2012) E-mail from Safiulliah Feroze (EX.Supp.EX17.1.61)
(February 8, 2012) E-mail from Estelle Amaron (EX.Supp.EX17.1.62)
(February 1, 2012) Fax from Richard Drayton (EX.Supp.EX17.1.63)
(February 9, 2012) E-mail from Margaret Watson, Co-chair and Sylvia Hall, Co-chair, Canadian Pensioners Concerned, Inc. (EX.Supp.EX17.1.64)
(February 9, 2012) E-mail from Nian Ghareeb (EX.New.EX17.1.65)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Cathy Crowe, Voluntary Executive Director, Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (EX.New.EX17.1.66)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Jon Alexander (EX.New.EX17.1.67)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Katie McGovern, Recording and Corresponding Secretary, CUPE 4400 - Toronto Education Workers (EX.Supp.EX17.1.68)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28698.pdf
(February 10, 2012) Letter from Thomas Balfour, Director of Programs and Services, Adopt-A-Family Campaign, TRUE LOVE MEIDA GROUP (EX.Supp.EX17.1.69)
(February 10, 2012) Letter from Tim Maguire, President, CUPE Local 79 (EX.Supp.EX17.1.70)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28700.pdf
(February 14, 2012) Fax from Diane Shears (EX.Supp.EX17.1.71)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Jon Riddell (EX.Supp.EX17.1.72)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Andy Gibbons, Torys LLP (EX.Supp.EX17.1.73)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Anthony Smith (EX.Supp.EX17.1.74)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Stacey Reilly (EX.Supp.EX17.1.75)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Adrienne Ellis (EX.Supp.EX17.1.76)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Mary Giambrone, Chair of the Board of Directors, St. Michaels Homes (EX.Supp.EX17.1.77)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28787.pdf
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Jon Scheffer (EX.Supp.EX17.1.78)
(February 11, 2012) E-mail from Jack Panozzo, Social Justice and Advocacy, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto (EX.Supp.EX17.1.79)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Gary Hohs (EX.Supp.EX17.1.80)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Michael Shapcott, Director, Housing, The Wellesley Institute (EX.Supp.EX17.1.81)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28867.pdf
(February 14, 2012) Letter from Susan Eapen (EX.Supp.EX17.1.82)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Peter Rose (EX.Supp.EX17.1.83)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Toshiko Bianco Pena (EX.Supp.EX17.1.84)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Kenneth Nebone (EX.Supp.EX17.1.85)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Maxine Lewis (EX.Supp.EX17.1.86)
(February 16, 2012) Letter from Fatima Bhyat (EX.Supp.EX17.1.87)
(February 16, 2012) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton (EX.Supp.EX17.1.88)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28920.pdf
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Sandra McCallum (EX.New.EX17.1.89)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Pat McKendry (EX.New.EX17.1.90)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Rokhsareh Poordeh (EX.New.EX17.1.91)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Kenneth Nebone (EX.New.EX17.1.92)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Silvina Hollingsworth (EX.New.EX17.1.93)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Uwe Sehraum President, Toronto Beach East Residents' Association (EX.New.EX17.1.94)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Dermott Harris (EX.New.EX17.1.95)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Councillor Cesar Palacio, Davenport Waarfd 17 (EX.New.EX17.1.96)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28948.pdf
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Harry Pasternak (EX.New.EX17.1.97)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Jennifer Arango, Toronto Women's Alliance (EX.New.EX17.1.98)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28950.pdf
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Madelina Palma (EX.New.EX17.1.99)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Ann Fraser (EX.New.EX17.1.100)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Jordan Dymny (EX.New.EX17.1.101)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Miguel Avila (EX.New.EX17.1.102)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Nancy Singer, Executive Director, Kehilla Residential Programme (EX.New.EX17.7.103)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Eva Tavares (EX.New.EX17.1.104)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Paul Codd (EX.New.EX17.1.105)
(February 17, 2012) Letter from Charlie Diamond (EX.New.EX17.1.106)
(February 17, 2012) Presentation from Rowan Casiter (EX.Main.EX17.1.107)

Communications (City Council)

(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Lee A. McKenna, submitted by Councillor Janet Davis - Ward 31, Beaches-East York (CC.Supp.EX17.1.108)
(March 1, 2012) Petition from Tenants for Social Housing, containing the signatures of five persons (CC.Supp.EX17.1.109)

Motions (City Council)

Report of Committee of the Whole

March 6, 2012 - 12:24 p.m. - Speaker Nunziata advised that City Council had completed its closed session consideration of Item EX17.1 on securing funding to repair Toronto Community Housing's multi-residential portifolio and the sale of Toronto Community Housing's stand alone units.  No motions were moved in the closed session.  Council would now have the public debate on this Item.


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

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 1.a by replacing the word "in" with the words "with 50 percent to be allocated towards" and by adding the words "and with 50 percent to be allocated towards community renewal initiatives", so that Recommendation 1.a now reads as follows:

 

1.a.      prior to the sale of any properties, TCH provide a plan, satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for the administration and use of the proceeds of any sales of stand-alone units, net of reasonable transaction costs with 50 percent to be allocated towards the state of good repair of existing social housing units, consistent with its Real Estate Investment Strategy – "Housing Works; and with 50 percent to be allocated towards community renewal initiatives.

Vote (Amend Item) Mar-06-2012 5:21 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX17.1 - Vaughan - motion 1a
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 23 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are John Filion, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser

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

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendations 10.a. and 12.b.iii. by adding the words "at fair or" so that the recommendations now read:

 

10.a.                initiate a process to solicit interest for the purchase of the stand-alone properties listed in Appendix A of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, at fair or at market value from social housing providers, charitable, non-profit and community agencies that deliver housing to low-income and vulnerable populations within Toronto;

 

12.b.iii.             a review of the interest and capacity of charitable and non-profit organizations to purchase any of the properties, at fair or at market value, to be operated as affordable housing.

Vote (Amend Item) Mar-06-2012 5:22 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX17.1 - Vaughan - motion 1b
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, 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, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are John Filion, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Ron Moeser

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Lost)

That:

 

1.         City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 10.a. by adding the following words "or at values deemed to maximize the use of TCHC assets to meet Toronto's social and housing needs, as determined by City Council," so that the Recommendation now reads:

 

10.       City Council request the Board of Directors of Toronto Community Housing Corporation to:

 

a.         initiate a process to solicit interest for the purchase of the stand-alone properties listed in Appendix A of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, at market value or at values deemed to maximize the use of TCHC assets to meet Toronto's social and housing needs, as determined by City Council, from social housing providers, charitable, non-profit and community agencies that deliver housing to low-income and vulnerable populations within Toronto;

 

2.         City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 12.b. by adding the following new sections:

 

x.         alternate tenure and management approaches for TCHC's stand-alone houses, drawing on practices in other jurisdictions.

 

xi.         options for raising revenues or finding savings to bridge TCHC's annual capital shortfall.

Vote (Amend Item) Mar-06-2012 5:23 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX17.1 - Wong-Tam - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 16 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 26 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, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are John Filion, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Ron Moeser

3 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Lost)

That motion 1b by Councillor Vaughan be amended by adding the following words to Executive Committee Recommendation 10.a. and 12.b.iii:

 

"and City Council direct the General Manager of Shelter, Support and Housing to prepare a report for consideration by the Affordable Housing Committee on a policy that defines the benchmark criteria for fair value."

Vote (Amend Motion) Mar-06-2012 5:20 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX17.1 - Carroll - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 22 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are John Filion, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of Executive Committee Recommendations 1, 9 and 10.

Vote (Adopt Item) Mar-06-2012 5:24 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX17.1 - Part 1, 9 and 10 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, 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, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Adam Vaughan
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are John Filion, Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of the balance of the Item.

Vote (Adopt Item) Mar-06-2012 5:26 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX17.1 - Balance of item - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Holyday, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are John Filion, Ron Moeser

Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Councillor Vaughan's speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Mar-06-2012 3:36 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX17.1 - Extend Councillor Vaughan's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes
Total members that were Absent: 21 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Doug Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson

Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

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

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Mar-06-2012 3:44 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX17.1 - Extend Councillor Fletcher's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes
Total members that were Absent: 20 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson

Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Parker proposed that Councillor Mammoliti's speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Mar-06-2012 3:53 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX17.1 - Extend Councillor Mammoliti's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Janet Davis, Mark Grimes
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, John Filion, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan

Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Parker proposed that Councillor Palacio's speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Mar-06-2012 4:00 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX17.1 - Extend Councillor Palacio's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner

Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Parker proposed that Councillor Wong-Tam's speaking time be extended so that she could complete her remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Mar-06-2012 4:10 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX17.1 - Extend Councillor Wong-Tam's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes 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, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata, John Parker (Chair), Gord Perks, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are John Filion, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan

Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

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

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Mar-06-2012 4:22 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX17.1 - Extend Councillor Nunziata's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 20 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan

Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Parker proposed that Councillor Layton's speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Mar-06-2012 4:30 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX17.1 - Extend Councillor Layton's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

Report of Committee of the Whole

March 6, 2012 – 12:24 p.m. - Speaker Nunziata advised that City Council had completed its closed session consideration of Item EX17.1 on the secure funding to repair Toronto Community Housing's multi-residential portfolio:  Sale of Toronto Community Housing stand-alone units.  No motions were moved in the closed session.  Council would now have the public debate on this item.

1a - Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units

Background Information (Committee)
(December 5, 2011) Letter from the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation on Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45180.pdf

1b - Report to the City Manager on Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan

Background Information (Committee)
(February 9, 2012) Report from the City Manager forwarding Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45181.pdf
(February 9, 2012) Letter from the Chief Executive Officer (Interim) forwarding Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45182.pdf
(February 9, 2012) Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45183.pdf

EX17.1 - Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-Residential Portfolio: Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
1 - Etobicoke North, 5 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore, 6 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore, 7 - York West, 9 - York Centre, 10 - York Centre, 11 - York South-Weston, 13 - Parkdale-High Park, 14 - Parkdale-High Park, 15 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 16 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 17 - Davenport, 18 - Davenport, 19 - Trinity-Spadina, 20 - Trinity-Spadina, 21 - St. Paul's, 25 - Don Valley West, 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 29 - Toronto-Danforth, 30 - Toronto-Danforth, 31 - Beaches-East York, 32 - Beaches-East York, 34 - Don Valley East, 35 - Scarborough Southwest, 36 - Scarborough Southwest, 37 - Scarborough Centre, 38 - Scarborough Centre, 42 - Scarborough-Rouge River, 43 - Scarborough East

Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes; Security of the property of the municipality or local board

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council, in its capacity as Shareholder, approve pursuant to section 6.3.1(b) of the Shareholder Direction, the sale by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCH) of the 56 unoccupied and vacant properties containing 64 units, listed in Confidential Attachment 1 of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, on condition that:

 

a.         prior to the sale of any properties, TCH provide a plan, satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for the administration and use of the proceeds of any sales of stand-alone units, net of reasonable transaction costs, in the state of good repair of existing social housing units, consistent with its Real Estate Investment Strategy – "Housing Works;

 

b.         prior to the sale of any properties, TCH provide a plan, satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, for maintaining TCH's mandated service level standards, which includes the replacement  of 61 rent-geared-to-income (RGI) units and rent supplement units within the existing TCH portfolio with units that will accommodate similar sized households;

 

c.         the reallocation of the RGI and rent supplement units set out in Recommendation 1.b. be funded from within TCH's existing operating subsidy;

 

and subject to:

 

d.         TCH and/or the prospective purchasers obtaining the various necessary planning approvals and legislative, municipal and corporate consents (including consent of mortgagors, if necessary);

 

e.         approval from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and/or Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation if necessary.       

 

2.         City Council not consider the sale of the 18 TCH houses listed in Appendix C of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, that are under legal agreements with supportive housing agencies and refer consideration of the possible sale of these properties back to TCH for further analysis and consultation with the agencies and their clients.

 

3.         City Council not consider the sale of the 168 properties listed in Appendix D of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and refer consideration of the possible sale of these properties back to TCH for further analysis to determine the feasibility or benefit of selling these properties.

 

4.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to amend the TCH Operating Agreement as necessary as a result of the sale of properties pursuant to the adoption of recommendations in the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and to execute such other agreements, notices, consents and ancillary documentation deemed appropriate in connection with the sale of the properties on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

5.         City Council direct TCH to report annually, through TCH's Annual Report to Council, on the status of the sale of the properties and on any tenant and community impacts resulting from the sales.

 

6.         City Council require that as a condition of the agreement of purchase and sale for the property at 201 Crawford Street (Ward 19) and for the properties designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA), the Purchasers shall be required to enter into Heritage Easement agreements with the City under Section 37 of the OHA to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

7.         consistent with Council's 10 year affordable housing plan, Housing Opportunities Toronto, City Council reiterate, in the strongest terms possible, its urgent request to the federal and provincial governments to provide ongoing and sustainable funding to ensure the social housing stock achieves and maintains a state of good repair. 

 

8.         City Council request the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to report back to Council in October 2012, through Executive Committee, on the potential sale of the remaining 619 properties containing 676 units listed in Appendix A of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

9.         City Council request the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to expedite the process for approving the sale of the 55 unoccupied and vacant properties that require Ministerial Consent under the Housing Services Act, 2011.

 

10.       City Council request the Board of Directors of TCH to:

 

a.         initiate a process to solicit interest for the purchase of the stand-alone properties listed in Appendix A of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, at market value from social housing providers, charitable, non-profit and community agencies that deliver housing to low-income and vulnerable populations within Toronto;

 

b.         directly inform the above housing providers, charitable, non-profit and community agencies of the location and market value of each stand-alone property when listed for sale.

 

 11.      City Council request the federal and provincial governments to jointly provide annual capital repair funding averaging $150 million from 2013 to 2017 and $90 million a year from 2018 thereafter so that the Toronto Community Housing portfolio can achieve and maintain a good state of repair.

 

12.       City Council request the Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee to establish a Special Working Group, as described below, to submit a final report to Executive Committee at its September 10, 2012 meeting: 

 

a.         Membership - The Special Working Group shall be chaired by Councillor Ana Bailão, (Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee) and up to four (4) additional members, to be selected jointly by the Chair and the Mayor.  

 

b.         Mandate - The Special Working Group shall investigate, make findings and report on:

 

i.             a detailed property by property review of the current tenants in the homes proposed for sale and implications of households being displaced from sales.

 

ii.            a review of the interest and capacity of existing tenants to purchase the home they reside in, at market value, on a right of first refusal basis.

 

iii.           a review of the interest and capacity of charitable and non-profit organizations to purchase any of the properties, at market value, to be operated as affordable housing.

 

iv.           where Recommendations 12b.ii and 12b.iii above indicate there is interest, but not capacity, to identify the size of the subsidy required to bridge the gap between market value and affordable cost and to recommend a source of funds to pay for the subsidy.

 

v.            the social and financial implications of limiting the sale of single occupancy homes to any of those that become vacant on turn-over by the existing tenants.

 

vi.            requirements for a new Intergovernmental Strategy to assist in engaging the federal and provincial governments in securing long-term sustainable funding in providing safe, secure and affordable housing in Toronto.

 

vii.              innovative financing models to address the social housing repair backlog, including a model for determining when properties should be sold rather than repaired.

 

viii.      a review of any home that has been specifically equipped for accessibility for people with disabilities and seek to work with organizations that deal with persons with disabilities.

 

ix.        identify any residents escaping domestic violence, with notification to the Police, and work with, and seek advice from, organizations that deal with domestic violence.

 

 c.        Process - The Special Working Group:

 

i.             shall consult with stakeholders as required to make its findings.

 

ii.            shall submit a progress update, in the form of an information report, to the Affordable Housing Committee at its meeting of May 28, 2012.

 

iii.           shall consult with Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) to understand its Facility Condition Index (FCI)-based decision making process.

  

d.          Staffing – The Special Working Group:

 

i.          will be supported by staff from the City Manager's Office, or other staff the City Manager deems appropriate;

 

ii.         may, with the support of the City Manager, retain the services of an external consultant, if required, to provide analysis, research and report-writing.

 

13.       Confidential Attachment 1 of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration remain confidential until such time as the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration advises the Clerk that confirmation from the Chief Executive Officer of TCH has been received that it is no longer necessary to maintain the confidentiality of the information to preserve the integrity of the properties listed.

 

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee requested the City Manager, in consultation with appropriate staff, to report directly to Council on:

 

1.         the breakdown of the backlog based on the legacy breakdown, splitting out former Ontario Housing Corporation, CityHome, and Seniors Housing portfolios.

 

2.         a property by property basis, on the Official Plan Amendments required to sell properties

Origin

(January 10, 2012) Report from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

Summary

Over the past several years, Council has been made aware of the significant and growing repair needs in the City's social housing portfolio and, in particular, the backlog of needed repairs in the Toronto Community Housing (TCH) stock of social housing.  In response, Council has requested on numerous occasions that the provincial government upload the full costs of social housing and that the federal and provincial governments provide ongoing, sustainable funding for social housing repairs.  The costs of social housing have not been uploaded and at the present time, there is no ongoing, sustainable program for repairs.  As a result, the funding challenge in Toronto’s social housing continues to deepen. This report, therefore, recommends the sale of stand-alone dwellings to generate revenue to help fund repairs of the multi-unit buildings in TCH's portfolio.

 

TCH's proposal to sell stand-alone properties is part of its strategy to address state of good repair needs in its entire portfolio. The TCH Board has resolved that, as a condition of approval of sale, proceeds from the sales will be dedicated to a "State of Good Repair" fund for capital repairs to TCH's multi-residential stock.

 

In reviewing TCH's proposal and the impact on tenants, communities and TCH's financial situation, consideration has been given to the City's roles and responsibilities as sole shareholder of TCH and consolidated service manager under the Housing Services Act, 2011 (HSA), as well as Council positions on affordable housing including the Housing Opportunities Toronto ten year plan, Official Plan housing policy and rental housing protection and heritage preservation requirements.

 

To date Council has approved TCH's requests for consent to the sale of 47 stand alone properties – 20 at below market value to another social housing provider and 27 on the open market. TCH is now seeking approval to sell another 872 stand-alone properties. These properties contain 1,534 housing units.

 

Included in the 872 stand-alone properties TCH is requesting approval to sell are 168 properties that have yet to be approved by the TCH Board.  Staff are recommending that Council not consider their sale and refer consideration of the possible sale of these properties back to TCH for further analysis.

 

The 704 properties approved for sale by TCH's Board of Directors include 11 properties which have previously been approved for sale by both TCH and Council. These properties do not need to be considered by Council again.

 

Also included in the 704 properties approved for sale by TCH's Board of Directors are 18 supportive housing properties.  Through referral and head lease agreement with TCH, supportive housing agencies are able to provide special needs clients support and affordable housing in a communal setting.  Staff recommend that these properties (with 81 units in total) not be approved for sale at this time and that TCH proceed with further analysis and consultation with these supportive housing agencies and their clients.

 

Therefore, this report recommends that Council approve the sale of 675 TCH houses containing 740 units, as listed in Appendix A, subject to a set of conditions aimed at supporting tenants and satisfying statutory and regulatory requirements.  The following chart summarizes the disposition of the properties: 

 

Total Stand-Alone Properties TCH Requested Council Approval to Sell

872

Properties Not Approved for Sale by TCH Board at this Time:

Part of larger developments (82)

Purpose-Built (65)

Rooming Houses (21)

168

Remaining Properties for Consideration (Approved for sale by TCH Board)

704

Properties already approved for sale by Council in previous reports

11

Remaining Properties for Consideration

693

Properties under legal agreements with supportive housing agencies not recommended by staff for sale

18

Total Properties Recommended for Sale in This Report

675

 

Based on TCH estimates, these 675 properties have a combined market value of at least $222 million that can be put towards the approximately $650 million needed for capital repairs. It is understood that TCH intends to take a phased approach over a number of years to the sale of these 675 properties and develop a business case for the sale of each property.  TCH will not evict tenants or withdraw rent-geared-to-income (RGI) subsidy to qualified residents as a result of Council's approval of the sales and will make reasonable efforts to relocate households to suitable alternative accommodation.

 

Should Council approve the sale of the 675 TCH properties, 644 of them will still need the consent of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and/or Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

 

Consideration by Council of the sale of any other TCH stand-alone properties may be given at a later date after TCH has concluded its analysis of the feasibility and benefits of such sales.

Background Information

(January 10, 2012) Report from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-Residential Portfolio: Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45173.pdf
(January 10, 2012) Appendix A - Property Profile: 675 Toronto Community Housing Properties Proposed for Sale
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45174.pdf
(January 10, 2012) Appendix B - Unit Profile: 740 Toronto Community Housing Units Proposed for Sale
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45175.pdf
(January 10, 2012) Appendix C - List of 18 TCH Properties Under Agency Agreements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45176.pdf
(January 10, 2012) Appendix D - List of 168 Toronto Community Housing Properties Requiring Further Analysis by Toronto Community Housing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45177.pdf
(January 10, 2012) Appendix E - Stand Alone Units by Ward: Single Houses, Property Houses and SHOP Houses
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45178.pdf
(January 10, 2012) Appendix F - List of TCH Properties Subject to Rental Housing and Heritage Policies
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45179.pdf
(February 17, 2012) EX17.1 - Presentation from the City Manager re: Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-residential Portfolion
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45314.pdf
(February 17, 2012) EX17.1 - Presentation from the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Re: Toronto Community Housing State of Good Repair Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45315.pdf
(February 17, 2012) EX17.1 - Presentation from the General Manager, Shelter, Support & Housing Administration Re: Toronto Community Housing Requirements for Approvals and Plans for Repairs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45316.pdf
(February 16, 2012) Confidential Attachment 1 - Unoccupied and Vacant Toronto Community Housing Stand-alone Properties

Communications

(January 11, 2012) E-mail from Sheila Malloch (EX.Main.EX17.1.1)
(January 12, 2012) Letter from Betty Hubbard, Toronto Christian Resource Centre Advocacy Committee (EX.Main.EX17.1.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28560.pdf
(January 16, 2012) Letter from Fran Perkins, Chair, Homes First Society Board of Directors (EX.Main.EX17.1.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28561.pdf
(January 16, 2012) E-mail from Elizabeth Eames (EX.Main.Ex17.1.4)
(January 12, 2012) Letter from Betty Hubbard, Toronto Christian Resource Centre Advocacy Committee (EX.Main.Ex17.1.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28564.pdf
(January 18, 2012) Letter from Mariana Touray (EX.Main.Ex17.1.6)
(January 16, 2012) Letter from Sharon Caride (EX.Main.Ex17.1.7)
(January 18, 2012) Letter from Thuy Nguyen (EX.Main.Ex17.1.8)
(January 15, 2012) Letter from Kathy Kunsmann (EX.Main.Ex17.1.9)
(January 17, 2012) E-mail from Joan Christensen (EX.Main.Ex17.1.10)
(January 17, 2012) E-mail from A. J. Diamond, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects (EX.Main.Ex17.1.11)
(January 13, 2012) Letter from Waseem Syed and Sumia Syed (EX.Main.Ex17.1.12)
(January 13, 2012) Letter from Ann Ray (EX.Main.Ex17.1.13)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Brenda Thompson (EX.Main.Ex17.1.14)
(January 19, 2012) Letter from Janet Davidson (EX.Main.Ex17.1.15)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Karen Buck (EX.Main.Ex17.1.16)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Karen Buck (EX.Main.Ex17.1.17)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Alan Demb (EX.Main.Ex17.1.18)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Honorary Chair, Grange Residents Association (EX.Main.Ex17.1.19)
(January 20, 2012) E-mail from Anne Woolger, Founder and Executive Director, Matthew House Refugee Reception Services (EX.Main.Ex17.1.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28579.pdf
(January 20, 2012) E-mail from Sandra Ryan-Cuyugan (EX.Main.Ex17.1.21)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28580.pdf
(January 20, 2012) E-mail from Stacey Reilly (EX.Main.EX17.1.22)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Estelle Amaron (EX.Main.EX17.1.23)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from David Hulchanski (EX.Main.EX17.1.24)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Lynn Spink (EX.Main.EX17.1.25)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Kevin Barrett (EX.Main.EX17.1.26)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Colin Ellis (EX.Main.EX17.1.27)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Amy Buitenhuis (EX.Main.EX17.1.28)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Caitlin Henry (EX.Main.EX17.1.29)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Joy Connelly (EX.Main.EX17.1.30)
(January 23, 2012) Letter from Liloutie Somra (EX.Main.EX17.1.31)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from William Stringer (EX.Main.EX17.1.32)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Susan Crean (EX.Main.EX17.1.33)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Amy Steele (EX.Main.EX17.1.34)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Peter Rose (EX.Main.EX17.1.35)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from John Deacon (EX.Main.EX17.1.36)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from John Cartwright, President, Toronto and Region Labour Council (EX.Main.EX17.1.37)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28595.pdf
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Daryl Chong, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (EX.Main.EX17.1.38)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28596.pdf
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Maria Rocha (EX.Main.EX17.1.39)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Kim Li (EX.Main.EX17.1.40)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Peter Rose (EX.Main.EX17.1.41)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Lillian Carrigan (EX.Main.EX17.1.42)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Brian Dwyer, Coordinator, Social Justice Committee, St. Brigid's Parish (EX.Main.EX17.1.43)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Smadar Carmon (EX.Main.EX17.1.44)
(January 24, 2012) E-mail from Jessica Bell (EX.Main.EX17.1.45)
(January 27, 2012) E-mail from Jeremy Kerr (EX.Main.EX17.1.46)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Sandy Spencer (EX.Main.EX17.1.47)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Martine August (EX.Main.EX17.1.48)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Frances Sanderson, Executive Director, Nishnawbe Homes Inc. (EX.Main.EX17.1.49)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Alejandra Bravo (EX.Main.EX17.1.50)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Karl and Carol Eichler (EX.Main.EX17.1.51)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Maqsood Said (EX.Main.EX17.1.52)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Renn Scott (EX.Main.EX17.1.53)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Tenants for Social Housing (EX.Main.EX17.1.54)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Farshid Kaboli (EX.Main.EX17.1.55)
(January 24, 2012) E-mail from Trish O'Reilly (EX.Main.EX17.1.56)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from David Walsh, Seeds of Hope Foundation (EX.Main.EX17.1.57)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28603.pdf
(January 26, 2012) E-mail from Kim Riddle (EX.Main.EX17.1.58)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Kenneth Hale, Director of Advocacy and Legal Services (ACTO) (EX.Main.EX17.1.59)
(February 4, 2012) E-mail from Pastor Kesavan Balasingham (EX.Supp.EX17.1.60)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28621.pdf
(February 8, 2012) E-mail from Safiulliah Feroze (EX.Supp.EX17.1.61)
(February 8, 2012) E-mail from Estelle Amaron (EX.Supp.EX17.1.62)
(February 1, 2012) Fax from Richard Drayton (EX.Supp.EX17.1.63)
(February 9, 2012) E-mail from Margaret Watson, Co-chair and Sylvia Hall, Co-chair, Canadian Pensioners Concerned, Inc. (EX.Supp.EX17.1.64)
(February 9, 2012) E-mail from Nian Ghareeb (EX.New.EX17.1.65)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Cathy Crowe, Voluntary Executive Director, Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (EX.New.EX17.1.66)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Jon Alexander (EX.New.EX17.1.67)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Katie McGovern, Recording and Corresponding Secretary, CUPE 4400 - Toronto Education Workers (EX.Supp.EX17.1.68)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28698.pdf
(February 10, 2012) Letter from Thomas Balfour, Director of Programs and Services, Adopt-A-Family Campaign, TRUE LOVE MEIDA GROUP (EX.Supp.EX17.1.69)
(February 10, 2012) Letter from Tim Maguire, President, CUPE Local 79 (EX.Supp.EX17.1.70)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28700.pdf
(February 14, 2012) Fax from Diane Shears (EX.Supp.EX17.1.71)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Jon Riddell (EX.Supp.EX17.1.72)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Andy Gibbons, Torys LLP (EX.Supp.EX17.1.73)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Anthony Smith (EX.Supp.EX17.1.74)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Stacey Reilly (EX.Supp.EX17.1.75)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Adrienne Ellis (EX.Supp.EX17.1.76)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Mary Giambrone, Chair of the Board of Directors, St. Michaels Homes (EX.Supp.EX17.1.77)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28787.pdf
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Jon Scheffer (EX.Supp.EX17.1.78)
(February 11, 2012) E-mail from Jack Panozzo, Social Justice and Advocacy, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto (EX.Supp.EX17.1.79)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Gary Hohs (EX.Supp.EX17.1.80)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Michael Shapcott, Director, Housing, The Wellesley Institute (EX.Supp.EX17.1.81)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28867.pdf
(February 14, 2012) Letter from Susan Eapen (EX.Supp.EX17.1.82)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Peter Rose (EX.Supp.EX17.1.83)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Toshiko Bianco Pena (EX.Supp.EX17.1.84)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Kenneth Nebone (EX.Supp.EX17.1.85)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Maxine Lewis (EX.Supp.EX17.1.86)
(February 16, 2012) Letter from Fatima Bhyat (EX.Supp.EX17.1.87)
(February 16, 2012) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton (EX.Supp.EX17.1.88)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28920.pdf
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Sandra McCallum (EX.New.EX17.1.89)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Pat McKendry (EX.New.EX17.1.90)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Rokhsareh Poordeh (EX.New.EX17.1.91)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Kenneth Nebone (EX.New.EX17.1.92)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Silvina Hollingsworth (EX.New.EX17.1.93)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Uwe Sehraum President, Toronto Beach East Residents' Association (EX.New.EX17.1.94)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Dermott Harris (EX.New.EX17.1.95)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Councillor Cesar Palacio, Davenport Waarfd 17 (EX.New.EX17.1.96)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28948.pdf
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Harry Pasternak (EX.New.EX17.1.97)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Jennifer Arango, Toronto Women's Alliance (EX.New.EX17.1.98)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28950.pdf
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Madelina Palma (EX.New.EX17.1.99)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Ann Fraser (EX.New.EX17.1.100)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Jordan Dymny (EX.New.EX17.1.101)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Miguel Avila (EX.New.EX17.1.102)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Nancy Singer, Executive Director, Kehilla Residential Programme (EX.New.EX17.7.103)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Eva Tavares (EX.New.EX17.1.104)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Paul Codd (EX.New.EX17.1.105)
(February 17, 2012) Letter from Charlie Diamond (EX.New.EX17.1.106)
(February 17, 2012) Presentation from Rowan Casiter (EX.Main.EX17.1.107)

Speakers

Miguel Avila
Linda Griffith
Doug B. Cowan
Joy Connelly
Fran Perkins, Homes First Society
Wallace Simpson
Ann Fraser
John Deacon, Volunteer, Mathew House
Susan Gapka
Michael Shapcott, Housing and Innovation, Wellesley Institute
Martine August
Janet Davidson
Jordan Dymny
Doris Power
Sandra Marcok
Dermott Harris
Rosemary Da Silva
Brenna Williams
Sherri Williams
Joseph Taylor, Executive Director, Evangel Hall Mission
Said Dirie, Housing Action Now
Diane Dyson, WoodGreen Community Services
Silvina Hollingsworth
Amy Casipullai, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
Steve Peteherych
Tom Smarda
Dawn Roach Bowen
Magdalena Palma
Rowan Caister
Max Artemenko, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Peter Wasag, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Sarah Hough, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
John Erb
Jeff Wong
Heather O'Neil
Effie Vlachoyannacos
Councillor Adam Vaughan
Councillor Raymond Cho
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Mary Fragedakis
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
Councillor Pam McConnell
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Carried)

1.         That Recommendation 1 of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and  the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (Item EX17.1) be deleted and replaced as follows:

 

"1.       City Council, in its capacity as Shareholder, approve pursuant to section 6.3.1(b) of the Shareholder Direction, the sale by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCH) of the 56 unoccupied and vacant properties containing 64 units, listed in Confidential Attachment 1 of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, on condition that:

 

a.         prior to the sale of any properties, TCH provide a plan, satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for the administration and use of the proceeds of any sales of stand-alone units, net of reasonable transaction costs, in the state of good repair of existing social housing units, consistent with its Real Estate Investment Strategy – "Housing Works";

 

b.         prior to the sale of any properties, TCH provide a plan, satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, for maintaining TCH's mandated service level standards, which includes the replacement  of 61 rent-geared-to-income (RGI) units and rent supplement units within the existing TCH portfolio with units that will accommodate similar sized households;

 

c.         the reallocation of the RGI and rent supplement units in Recommendation 1.b. be funded from within TCH's existing operating subsidy;

 

and subject to:

 

d.         TCH and/or the prospective purchasers obtaining the various necessary planning approvals and legislative, municipal and corporate consents (including consent of mortgagors, if necessary); and

 

e.         approval from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and/or Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation if necessary;                                             

 

and the report, as amended be adopted.

 

2.         Confidential Attachment 1 of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration remain confidential until such time as the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration advises the Clerk that confirmation from the Chief Executive Officer of TCH has been received that it is no longer necessary to maintain the confidentiality of the information to preserve the integrity of the properties listed;

 

3.           the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration report back to Council in October 2012, through Executive Committee, on the potential sale of the remaining 619 properties containing 676 units listed in Appendix A of the report (January 10, 2012) from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (Item EX 17.1);

 

4.           City Council request the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to expedite the process for approving the sale of the 55 unoccupied and vacant properties that require Ministerial Consent under the Housing Services Act, 2011; and

 

5.          the Board of Directors of TCH be requested to:

 

a.         initiate a process to solicit interest for the purchase of the stand-alone properties listed in Appendix A of the report (January 10, 2012) at market value from social housing providers, charitable, non-profit and community agencies that deliver housing to low-income and vulnerable populations within Toronto; and

 

b.         directly inform the above housing providers, charitable, non-profit and community agencies of the location and market value of each stand-alone property when listed for sale.

 

6.       That Council adopt the recommendation in the report (February 9, 2012) from the City Manager (Item EX17.1b)

Vote (Amend Item) Feb-17-2012

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion 1 by Councillor Berardinetti
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Doug Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Mike Del Grande, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Carried)

 

That Council request the Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee to establish a Special Working Group, as described below, to submit a final report to Executive Committee at its September 10, 2012 meeting:

 

 

1.         Membership - The Special Working Group shall be chaired by Councillor Ana Bailão, (Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee) and up to four(4) additional members, to be selected jointly by the Chair and the Mayor.  

 

 

2.            Mandate - The Special Working Group shall investigate, make findings and report on:

 

a.       a detailed property by property review of the current tenants in the homes proposed for sale and implications of households being displaced from sales.

b.       a review of the interest and capacity of existing tenants to purchase the home they reside in, at market value, on a right of first refusal basis.

c.       a review of the interest and capacity of charitable and non-profit organizations to purchase any of the properties, at market value, to be operated as affordable housing.

d.       where Parts 2(b) and (c) above indicate there is interest, but not capacity, to identify the size of the subsidy required to bridge the gap between market value and affordable cost and to recommend a source of funds to pay for the subsidy.

e.       the social and financial implications of limiting the sale of single occupancy homes to any of those that become vacant on turn-over by the existing tenants.

f.         requirements for a new Intergovernmental Strategy to assist in engaging the federal and provincial governments in securing long-term sustainable funding in providing safe, secure and affordable housing in Toronto.

g.       innovative financing models to address the social housing repair backlog, including a model for determining when properties should be sold rather than repaired.

h.   a review of any home that has been specifically equipped for accessibility for people with disabilities and seek to work with organizations that deal with persons with disabilities.

i.    identify any residents escaping domestic violence, with notification to the Police, and work with, and seek advice from, organizations that deal with domestic violence.

 

 

3.            Process - The Special Working Group:

 

a.       shall consult with stakeholders as required to make its findings.

b.       shall submit a progress update, in the form of an information report, to the Affordable Housing Committee at its meeting of May 28, 2012.

c.       shall consult with Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) to understand its Facility Condition Index (FCI)-based decision making process.

 

 

4.         Staffing The Special Working Group:

 

a.   will be supported by staff from the City Manager's Office, or other staff the City Manager deems appropriate;

b.  may, with the support of the City Manager, retain the services of an external consultant, if required, to provide analysis, research and report-writing.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-17-2012

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion 2 by Councillor Berardinetti, except Parts 2h and 2i
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Doug Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Mike Del Grande, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-17-2012

Result: Carried Majority Required - Parts 2h and 2i of Motion 2 by Councillor Berardinetti
Total members that voted Yes: 7 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Rob Ford (Chair), Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Mike Del Grande, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

3 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Doug Holyday (Redundant)

That the recommendations of the report (January 10, 2012) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (Item EX17.1) be adopted.


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That the City Manager, in consultation with appropriate staff, be requested to report directly to City Council on the breakdown of the backlog based on the legacy breakdown, splitting out former Ontario Housing Corporation, CityHome, and Seniors Housing portfolios.

 

 

 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-17-2012

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion 4 by Councillor Thompson
Total members that voted Yes: 7 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Rob Ford (Chair), Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Mike Del Grande, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That the City Manager, in consultation with appropriate staff, report directly to City Council, on a property by property basis, on the Official Plan Amendments required to sell properties.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-17-2012

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion 5 by Councillor Thompson
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Rob Ford (Chair), Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Mike Del Grande, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

6 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Feb-17-2012

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion 6 by Councillor Berardinetti, Adopt Item as Amended
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Doug Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Mike Del Grande, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

1a - Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units

Origin
(December 5, 2011) Letter from the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Summary

Letter (December 5, 2011) from the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, forwarding the decision of the Board of Directors for the sale of Toronto Community Housing's stand-alone units which was approved at the Board meeting on October 21, 2011.

Background Information
(December 5, 2011) Letter from the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation on Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45180.pdf

1b - Report to the City Manager on Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan

Origin
(February 9, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Summary

At its meeting of January 24, 2012, Executive Committee deferred report EX15.1 from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration entitled Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-Residential Portfolio: Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units to the February 13th meeting.  In response to questions raised by Councillors on the proposed sale of its stand-alone properties, the Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Community Housing (TCH) has prepared the attached report.

 

The report describes the background to TCH's state of good repair funding shortfall, how TCH manages capital repairs and how the proposed sale of stand-alone units would assist TCH. The report further explains how TCH will support affected tenants, maintain the same level of rent geared to income units and how the sale of units will be phased in order to best accommodate tenants.

 

Capital Repair Deficit $1.7 billion by 2020

 

Over the next several years, $45 million annually has been allocated by TCH for capital repairs. The property tax exemption will save an additional $9 million per year leaving an unfunded gap of just over $90 million per year. Without the additional investment the capital deficit of $751 million in 2012 will grow to approximately $1.7 billion by 2020 and the average state of repair for these buildings will move to "Poor" in 2015 and "Critical" by 2018.

 

With the investment of $222 million over five years from the sale of the stand-alone units, the primary focus would be repairs to the building envelope, the building structure and the main services in the building such as electrical, mechanical, elevators and life safety systems. Under the plan approximately 86% of TCH's portfolio would have some work done assisting approximately 55,246 or 94% of the households in Toronto Community Housing.  The relocation of 2,200 tenants will repair buildings that house over 55,000 tenant households. This key investment of $222 million will maintain the condition in a "Fair" state of repair to 2015 rather than the projected "Poor" condition.

 

In order to bring the TCH portfolio to a "Good" state of repair by 2017 and to maintain the "Good" state of repair beyond that, additional annual funding from the federal and provincial governments of $150 million from 2013 to 2017 and $90 million a year from 2018 thereafter is required. This, combined with the investment by TCH, will reduce the annual capital deficit to $362 million by 2017.

 

I am forwarding the report from the Chief Executive Officer of TCH to the Executive Committee for consideration with the City staff report deferred from January 24, 2012.

Background Information
(February 9, 2012) Report from the City Manager forwarding Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45181.pdf
(February 9, 2012) Letter from the Chief Executive Officer (Interim) forwarding Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45182.pdf
(February 9, 2012) Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45183.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council