Item - 2012.EX21.33

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 11, 2012 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on June 12, 2012 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on July 11, 2012.

EX21.33 - "Gone fishin' " - Motion MM22.11 referred City Council on April 10 and 11, 2012

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 11, 12 and 13, 2012, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, with assistance from the Waterfront Secretariat and Waterfront Toronto, to arrange a "Fishing Summit" on shoreline fishing within the central waterfront, with representation from local anglers, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Harbourfront Centre, Ontario Place, the Toronto Port Authority, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, and other relevant stakeholders, to:

 

a.         Celebrate and encourage shoreline fishing on the central waterfront.

 

b.         Determine if there are any locations which are not suitable for shoreline fishing and take appropriate action.

 

c.         Report these results to the Parks and Environment Committee.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation remove the no-fishing signs recently installed along the Toronto's Waterfront.

 

3.          City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to consult with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Waterfront Toronto and report to the appropriate committee on options for building a fishing pier on the central Waterfront.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 16, 2012) Member Motion from City Council on "Gone fishin'" (MM22.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47316.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 12, 2012) Letter from Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, submitted by Councillor Paula Fletcher (EX.New.EX21.33.1)
(June 12, 2012) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30 - Toronto-Danforth (EX.New.EX21.33.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30804.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(June 14, 2012) E-mail from Barbi Lazarus (CC.Main.EX21.33.3)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to consult with the TRCA and Waterfront Toronto and report to the appropriate committee on options for building a fishing pier on the central Waterfront.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-12-2012 8:12 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX21.33 - Fletcher - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 35 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, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are John Filion, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-12-2012 8:13 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX21.33 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 36 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, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are John Filion, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

EX21.33 - "Gone fishin' " - Motion MM22.11 referred City Council on April 10 and 11, 2012

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation, with assistance from the Waterfront Secretariat and Waterfront Toronto, to arrange a "Fishing Summit" on shoreline fishing within the central waterfront, with representation from local anglers, the TRCA, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Harbourfront Centre, Ontario Place, the Toronto Port Authority, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, and other relevant stakeholders, to:

 

a.         Celebrate and encourage shoreline fishing on the central waterfront.

 

b.         Determine if there are any locations which are not suitable for shoreline fishing and take appropriate action.

 

c.         Report these results to the Parks and Environment Committee.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation remove the no-fishing signs recently installed along the Toronto's Waterfront.

Origin

(April 16, 2012) Member Motion from Councillor Paula Fletcher, seconded by Councillor Adam Vaughan

Summary

Recently, restrictions on public fishing have been enacted along portions of Toronto's waterfront, with fishing restricted to areas designated by posted signage.  This is counter to existing policy permitting urban fishing in the City of Toronto provided there is no signage prohibiting fishing.

 

Fishing is an activity enjoyed by thousands of Torontonians every year. The right to fish can be reasonably restricted for purposes of safety at particular locations, but a patchwork of new enforcement, apparently unrelated to public safety, poses the risk that the lakeshore will be effectively taken from the public realm, enjoyed by all, to a private preserve. As a lakefront City Toronto needs to protect the right of residents to fish in Lake Ontario from public property.

 

(Submitted to City Council on April 10 and 11, 2012 as MM22.11)

Background Information

(April 16, 2012) Member Motion from City Council on "Gone fishin'" (MM22.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-47316.pdf

Communications

(June 12, 2012) Letter from Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, submitted by Councillor Paula Fletcher (EX.New.EX21.33.1)
(June 12, 2012) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30 - Toronto-Danforth (EX.New.EX21.33.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30804.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Amended)

Delete the recommendations set out in the item, and replace with the following:

 

"1.         That City Council request the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation, with assistance from the Waterfront Secretariat and Waterfront Toronto, to arrange a "Fishing Summit" on shoreline fishing within the central waterfront, with representation from local anglers, the TRCA, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Harbourfront Centre, Ontario Place, the Toronto Port Authority, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, and other relevant stakeholders, to:

 

a.         Celebrate and encourage shoreline fishing on the central waterfront.

 

b.         Determine if there are any locations which are not suitable for shoreline fishing and take appropriate action.

 

c.         Report these results to the appropriate Committee.

 

2.         That City Council request the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation remove the no-fishing signs recently installed along the Toronto's Waterfront."


2 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Norman Kelly (Carried)

Amend recommendation 1c in Motion 1 by Councillor Thompson to read:

 

"c.        Report these results to the Parks and Environment Committee."


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