Item - 2012.PG19.4

Tracking Status

PG19.4 - Employment Land Conversions and the Municipal Comprehensive Review

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on November 27, 28 and 29, 2012, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council adopt the confidential recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 17, 2012) from the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council authorize public release of the confidential recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 17, 2012) from the City Solicitor with the remainder of Confidential Attachment 1 to stay confidential.

 

3.          City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on the Ontario Municipal Board rulings which overturn City Council's decisions not allowing residential conversions in employment zoning.

 

The following confidential recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 17, 2012) from the City Solicitor were adopted by City Council and are now public:

 

1.          City Council not consider any official plan amendment that would change the official plan designation of, and/or add additional residential uses to, any lands that are currently designated Employment Area until the Municipal Comprehensive Review has been completed.

 

2.         City Council not consider any amendment to a by-law that would change the zoning of any lands to permit non-employment uses until the Municipal Comprehensive Review has been completed.

 

The balance of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 17, 2012) from the City Solicitor, remains confidential in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege

Background Information (Committee)

(October 17, 2012) Report from the City Solicitor on Employment Land Conversions and the Municipal Comprehensive Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-51489.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 7, 2012) Letter from Mark Flowers, Davies Howe Partners LLP (PG.New.PG19.4.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/comm/communicationfile-33143.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on the Ontario Municipal Board rulings which overturn City Council's decisions not allowing residential conversions in employment zoning.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-29-2012 5:05 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG19.4 - Fletcher - motion 1
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, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, John Parker, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Nov-29-2012 5:06 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG19.4 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 33 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, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, John Parker, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

PG19.4 - Employment Land Conversions and the Municipal Comprehensive Review

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adopt the confidential recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 17, 2012) from the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council authorize public release of the confidential recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 17, 2012) from the City Solicitor if adopted by Council, with the remainder of Confidential Attachment 1 to stay confidential.

Origin

(October 17, 2012) Report from the City Solicitor

Summary

All land use planning decisions made by City Council must be consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (the "PPS") and conform to, or not conflict with, the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (the "Growth Plan").  Both the PPS and the Growth Plan state that conversion of land within a designated employment area to non-employment uses may only be done through a municipal comprehensive review that demonstrates, among other matters, that the land is not required for employment purposes over the long term and that there is a need for the conversion.

 

The City's statutory review is now underway as directed by the Planning and Growth Management Committee at its meeting on May 30, 2011.  The review has not yet been completed.

Background Information

(October 17, 2012) Report from the City Solicitor on Employment Land Conversions and the Municipal Comprehensive Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-51489.pdf

Communications

(November 7, 2012) Letter from Mark Flowers, Davies Howe Partners LLP (PG.New.PG19.4.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/comm/communicationfile-33143.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Karen Stintz (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council