Item - 2013.CD24.3

Tracking Status

  • City Council considered this item on November 13, 2013 and referred this item to an official or another committee or body. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the referral.
  • This item was considered by Community Development and Recreation Committee on October 28, 2013 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on November 13, 2013.

CD24.3 - Overview of Fees for Recreation Programs

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Referred
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on November 13, 14, 15 and 18, 2013, referred Item CD24.3 back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee for further consideration.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 11, 2013) Report with Appendices A, B, and D from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Overview of Fees for Recreation Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-62546.pdf
(October 11, 2013) Appendix C
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-62547.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(November 5, 2013) Transmittal from the Board of Health on Overview of Fees for Recreation Programs (CD24.3a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63504.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(October 28, 2013) E-mail from Mark J. Richardson (CD.New.CD24.3.1)

Communications (City Council)

(November 13, 2013) E-mail from David Cox (CC.New.CD24.3.2)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

That City Council refer Item CD24.3 back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee for further consideration.

Vote (Refer Item) Nov-14-2013 7:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD24.3 - Wong-Tam - motion 1 - Refer the item
Total members that voted Yes: 38 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, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Doug Ford, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson

CD24.3 - Overview of Fees for Recreation Programs

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct that universal access to recreation services be provided in all recreation centres in the City of Toronto, and that the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer include the necessary resources in the 2014 recommended budget subject to the 2014 budget review process.

 

2.         City Council receive the report (October 11, 2103) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, for information.

Origin

(October 11, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

City Council adopted Parks, Forestry and Recreation's 2013-2017 Recreation Service Plan in November 2012.  The Plan will guide the City of Toronto's planning and delivery of recreation programs and services over the next five years.  An Implementation Plan was approved in July 2013.

 

This report responds to several City Council directions to Parks, Forestry and Recreation related to user fees: a review of user fees; the extent to which user fees are a barrier to participation; the health and social benefits of recreation; the financial impact of extending universal access to all recreation programming; and the financial implications of eliminating leisure swimming fees for children and youth in 2014.

 

This report aligns with the 2013-2017 Recreation Service Plan and is consistent with the  Corporate User Fee Policy approved in 2011 that ensures consistency in establishing and administering the City's user fee program.  Parks, Forestry and Recreation will be reporting to City Council in late 2015 with a formal user fee review of all recreation programs and services as required by the policy.

Background Information

(October 11, 2013) Report with Appendices A, B, and D from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Overview of Fees for Recreation Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-62546.pdf
(October 11, 2013) Appendix C
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-62547.pdf

Communications

(October 28, 2013) E-mail from Mark J. Richardson (CD.New.CD24.3.1)

Speakers

Mark J. Richardson (Submission Filed)

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Withdrawn)

That City Council approve the elimination of the $1 fee for children and the $2 fee for adults for indoor leisure swimming, subject to the 2014 budget review process.


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

That:

 

1.         City Council direct that universal access to recreation services be provided in all recreation centres in the City of Toronto, and that the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer include the necessary resources in the 2014 recommended budget subject to the 2014 budget review process.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-28-2013

Result: Carried Majority Required - Wong-Tam - Motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Paula Fletcher, Joe Mihevc, Anthony Perruzza (Chair), Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3 - Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That motion 1 by Councillor Mihevc be withdrawn.


4 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council