Item - 2013.CD25.12

Tracking Status

CD25.12 - The 519 Sport and Recreation Project

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

City Council Decision

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

 

1.         City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to work with the donor, The 519 Community Centre, Waterfront Toronto, Real Estate Services, and City Planning to develop an overall project proposal.

 

2.         City Council authorize staff to enter into negotiations with Infrastructure Ontario to acquire the project site, and report back to Council with respect to the results of those negotiations.

 

3.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to establish a working group consisting of The 519 Community Centre, City Solicitor, Real Estate, and City Planning (Waterfront Secretariat and Community Planning) and the Ward Councillor to develop the parameters for an interim Development Board to manage The 519 Athletic Centre project.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 20, 2013) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and Executive Director, The 519 Community Centre on The 519 Sport and Recreation Project
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-63986.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(December 2, 2013) E-mail from John P Wilson (CD.New.CD25.12.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/comm/communicationfile-42024.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Dec-18-2013 6:06 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD25.12 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Rob Ford, James Pasternak
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

CD25.12 - The 519 Sport and Recreation Project

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that :

 

1.         City Council request the Executive Director of Social Development, Finance and Administration to work with the donor, The 519 Centre, Waterfront Toronto, Real Estate Services, and City Planning to develop an overall project proposal;

 

2.         City Council authorize staff to enter into negotiations with Infrastructure Ontario to acquire the project site, and report back to Council with respect to the results of those negotiations; and

 

3.         City Council direct the Executive Director of Social Development, Finance and Administration to establish a working group with The 519, City Legal, Real Estate Services, and City Planning (Waterfront Secretariat and Community Planning) and Ward Councillor to develop the parameters for an interim Development Board to manage The 519 Athletic Centre project.

Origin

(November 20, 2013) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and Executive Director, The 519 Community Centre

Summary

The 519 Church Street Community Centre (The 519), with the support of a major philanthropic donor, is proposing to build the first ever LGBTQ-focused sports and recreation centre in Toronto. This landmark recreation facility will establish an international best practice for LGBTQ engagement in recreation and offer a range of spaces for community activities and athletic programming. The proposed facility will also meet a service requirement for the West Don Lands community. The facility will be developed and governed by The 519 Community Centre, in keeping with their dual mandate of responding to the needs of the local community and communities of common bond. As with other AOCC (Association of Community Centres) facilities, as part of The 519,  this facility will be managed in accordance with the City of Toronto's Relationship Framework for AOCCs.

 

It is proposed that the centre will be built on the Wheel and Foundry complex site located at Eastern Avenue and St. Lawrence Street, adjacent to Corktown Commons. The site is currently owned by Infrastructure Ontario. The area is under construction as it will host the Athletes Village for the 2015 Pan American / Parapan American Games.

Background Information

(November 20, 2013) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and Executive Director, The 519 Community Centre on The 519 Sport and Recreation Project
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-63986.pdf

Communications

(December 2, 2013) E-mail from John P Wilson (CD.New.CD25.12.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/comm/communicationfile-42024.pdf

Speakers

Susan Gapka
Brian De Matos
Councillor Pam McConnell

Motions

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

That Recommendation 3 be amended by adding "and the ward councillor" before "to develop" so that the recommendation now reads:

 

"3.  Directed the Executive Director of Social Development, Finance and Administration to establish a working group with The 519, City Legal, Real Estate Services, and City Planning (Waterfront Secretariat and Community Planning) and Ward Councillor to develop the parameters for an interim Development Board to manage The 519 Athletic Centre project."

 

 


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