Item - 2013.CC37.2

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 16, 2013 with amendments.

CC37.2 - Petition to Redivide Ward Boundaries

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council not adopt the requests set out in the petition.

 

2.         If City Council's decision is legally challenged by the petitioning electors or any other person, Council authorize the City Solicitor to defend any such legal challenge.

 

3.         If City Council faces a legal challenge by the petitioning electors, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request the Ontario Municipal Board or court, as the case may be, adjourn the proceeding until completion of the ward boundary review, which Council approved at its June 11, 12, and 13, 2013 meeting.

Background Information (City Council)

(July 12, 2013) Report from the City Clerk and the City Solicitor on Petition to Redivide Ward Boundaries (CC37.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-60165.pdf
(June 27, 2013) Appendix 1 - Copy of Petition received on June 27,2013
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-60246.pdf
Appendix 2 - By-law to redivide the City of Toronto into Wards
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-60247.pdf
Appendix 3 - Ward Boundary Provisions, Cityof Toronto Act, 2006 s. 128 and 129
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-60248.pdf
Appendix 4 - Map of Proposed Federal Electoral Boundaries within the City of Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-60249.pdf
(July 3, 2013) Report from the City Clerk on petition received under Section 129 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 - Request for Ward Boundary Changes - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-60118.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(July 15, 2013) E-mail from Kara Isert, President, Corktown Residents & Business Association (CC.Supp.CC37.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-39092.pdf
(July 15, 2013) E-mail from Steve Lowden, President, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (CC.New.CC37.2.2)
(July 17, 2013) E-mail from Benjamin Sharma (CC.New.CC37.2.3)
(July 18, 2013) E-mail from Matthew McGuire, President, Toronto Taxpayers Coalition (CC.New.CC37.2.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-39151.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council adopt recommendations 1B, 2 and 3 contained in the report (July 12, 2013) from the City Clerk:

 

1B.      Not adopt the requests set out in the petition.

 

2.         If Council's decision is legally challenged by the petitioning electors or any other person, Council authorize the City Solicitor to defend any such legal challenge.

 

3.         If Council faces a legal challenge by the petitioning electors, Council authorize the City Solicitor to request the Ontario Municipal Board or court, as the case may be, adjourn the proceeding until completion of the ward boundary review, which Council approved at its June 11, 12, and 13, 2013 meeting.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-18-2013 6:23 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC37.2 - Ainslie - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Mayor Rob Ford (Redundant)

That City Council adopt recommendations 1A and 2 contained in the report (July 12, 2013) from the City Clerk:

 

1A.      Adopt the requests set out in the petition and pass a by-law substantially in the form of the draft bill attached as Appendix 2.

 

2.         If Council's decision is legally challenged by the petitioning electors or any other person, Council authorize the City Solicitor to defend any such legal challenge.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 2 by Mayor Rob Ford redundant due to Council's adoption of motion 1 by Councillor Ainslie.


Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Lost)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council end the debate on Item CC37.2 and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) Jul-18-2013 5:13 PM

Result: Lost Two-Thirds Required - CC37.2 - End debate
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, John Parker, Jaye Robinson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council