Item - 2013.EX34.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 8, 2013 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on September 24, 2013 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on October 8, 2013.
  • See also By-law 1347-2013

EX34.1 - Development Charges By-law Review

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council enact the Development Charges by-law attached as Appendix 1 to the report (September 13, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, with section 415-6C of the by-law amended to reinstate an exemption from development charges for dwelling units constructed pursuant to the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program, or any successor program of similar purpose.

 

2.         City Council, for the purposes of complying with the Development Charges Act, 1997, adopt the Development Charges Background Study, dated June 17, 2013, as amended by the Addendum dated September 13, 2013, including the development charges capital program contained within.

 

3.         City Council determine that, pursuant to Section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, no further public meeting is required.

 

4.         City Council express its intent that the development-related cost of post-2022 capacity identified in the Background Study, as amended, be carried forward into future development charges by-law reviews for potential cost recovery from future development charges or other similar charges.

 

5.         City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend the Development Charges Act to:

 

a.         remove or amend the historical service level restrictions on development charge rate calculations;

 

b.         eliminate the statutory 10 percent reduction to eligible costs; and

 

c.         eliminate exclusions of ineligible municipal services.

 

6.         City Council request the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to establish a Staff-Rental Apartment Industry Working Group to recommend a mechanism to defer payment of Development Charges for Purpose Built Rental Housing and to report back to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2014.

 

7.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, in consultation with the Director of Corporate Finance to identify opportunities to better align policy objectives in the Official Plan with development charges at the time of the next full review of the Development Charges by-law or any earlier opportunity.

 

8.         City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2014 to review mechanisms for relief of development charges including the use of Community Improvement Plans in Priority Neighbourhoods.

 

9.         City Council request the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to work with the General Manager, Children's Services to ensure that the upcoming 5-year service plan for childcare includes appropriate growth targets and maximizes access to development charges for this purpose.

  

10.       City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Executive Committee on how to increase the Affordable Housing Development Charge to reflect any increases in the affordable housing service levels once the Housing Opportunities Toronto Plan is revised in 2014/15.

 

11.       City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Executive Committee meeting following the review of the Housing Opportunities Toronto Plan and the adoption of new targets.

 

12.       City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, to make such housekeeping, technical and minor amendments to the by-law as necessary to give effect to Council's decision.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Development Charges Act, SO 1997

Background Information (Committee)

(June 18, 2013) Report with Appendix 2, from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Development Charges By-law Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60162.pdf
Appendix 1 - Proposed Development Charges By-Law
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60164.pdf
Appendix 3 - Development Charges Background Study
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60161.pdf
(June 12, 2013) Development Charges Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60163.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(October 1, 2013) Supplementary report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Development Charges for Subsidized Housing (EX34.1b)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62346.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 19, 2013) E-mail from Michael Tucci, Director, Acquisitions and Development, Rockport (EX.Main.EX34.1.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39042.pdf
(June 26, 2013) E-mail from Jennifer Meader, Townsend and Associates (EX.Main.EX34.1.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39043.pdf
(June 27, 2013) E-mail from Patrick Berne (EX.Main.EX34.1.3)
(June 27, 2013) E-mail from David Page, General Manager, Aragon Properties Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39045.pdf
(June 27, 2013) Letter from Daniel Guizzetti, President and CEO, Empire Communities (EX.Main.EX34.1.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39038.pdf
(June 27, 2013) E-mail from Peter Clarke (EX.Main.EX34.1.6)
(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Alan Vihant, Senior Vice-President, High Rise, Great Gulf Group of Companies (EX.Main.EX34.1.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-38999.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Ben Rogowski, Executive Vice-President, Canderel (EX.Main.EX34.1.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39040.pdf
(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Andrew Judge, President, The Toronto Industry Network (EX.Main.EX34.1.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39000.pdf
(June 30, 2013) E-mail from Paul Chomik (EX.Main.EX34.1.10)
(July 1, 2013) E-mail from Martin Gerwin and Judith A. Rutledge, Co-Chairs, Mimico Lakeshore Network Steering Committee (EX.Main.EX34.1.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39022.pdf
(July 1, 2013) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Main.EX34.1.12)
(July 1, 2013) E-mail from Corey Brown, Director, ICON Homes Inc. (EX.Main.EX34.1.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39024.pdf
(July 1, 2013) E-mail from Barbara Falby (EX.Main.EX34.1.14)
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Allan N. Windrem, President, Chadwin and Company Limited, on behalf of Kingston Road Development Corporation (EX.Main.EX34.1.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39026.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Allan N. Windrem, President, Chadwin and Company Limited, on behalf of Lill Developments and Mainbram Scarborough II Developments Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39027.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Daryl Chong, President & CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (EX.Main.EX34.1.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39028.pdf
(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Richard Hahn, Vice-President, Lindvest Properties Limited (EX.Main.EX34.1.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39029.pdf
(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Frank Palombi, Vice-President, Lindvest Properties (Westshep) Limited (EX.Main.EX34.1.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39030.pdf
(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Peter DeBiasio, Vice-President, Construction, H & R Developments (EX.Main.EX34.1.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39031.pdf
(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Peter DeBiasio, Vice-President, Construction, Tanana Investments Limited (EX.Main.EX34.1.21)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39032.pdf
(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Evan Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Houndsmoor Investments Limited (EX.Main.EX34.1.22)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39033.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Maurizio Rogato, Solmar Inc. (Admiral), on behalf of Solmar Development Corp. ("Solmar") (EX.Main.EX34.1.23)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39034.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Jeffrey L. Davies, Davies Howe Partners LLP (EX.Main.EX34.1.24)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39035.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Joe Cimer, Owner, The Grand Circus (EX.Main.EX34.1.25)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39053.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Anthony DeCarli, Director, Development, High-Rise Division, Monarch Corporation (EX.Main.EX34.1.26)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39036.pdf
(July 1, 2013) E-mail from Robert D. Howe, Goodmans LLP (EX.Main.EX34.1.27)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39037.pdf
(July 2, 2013) Letter from Jane Pepino, Aird & Berlis LLP, on behalf of Cresford Developments (EX.Main.EX34.1.28)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39041.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Douglas Quick, Dentons Canada LLP, on behalf of 863880 Ontario Limited (EX.Main.EX34.1.29)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39046.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from David Godley (EX.Main.EX34.1.30)
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Andrew Gray, Vice-President, Eastern Region, Concert Properties Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.31)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39054.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Cathie Macdonald (EX.Main.EX34.1.32)
(July 3, 2013) E-mail from Lino Pellicano, Vice-President, Greenpark Group of Companies (EX.Main.EX34.1.33)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39049.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Craig Smith, Chair, NAOIP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Greater Toronto Chapter (EX.Main.EX34.1.34)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39055.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Bob Blazevski, Executive Vice-President, DiamondCorp (EX.Main.EX34.1.35)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39050.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from H. Reis-Smart, Secretary, on behalf of the Board of Teddington Park Residents Association Inc. (EX.Main.EX34.1.36)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39056.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Mark Karam, Vice-President & General Counsel, Menkes Development Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.37)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39057.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Eileen Denny, Vice-Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (CORRA) (EX.Main.EX34.1.38)
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Brian Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, Mattamy Homes (EX.Main.EX34.1.39)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39051.pdf
(July 3, 2013) E-mail from John M. Alati, Davies Howe Partners LLP, on behalf of Gerrard-Clonmore Developments Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.40)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39059.pdf
(July 3, 2013) E-mail from John M. Alati, Davies Howe Partners LLP, on behalf of the Conservatory Group of Companies (EX.Main.EX34.1.41)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39052.pdf
(July 3, 2013) E-mail from Rashmi M. Nathwani, Namara Developments Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.42)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39060.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Cynthia A. MacDougall, McCarthy Tetrault, on behalf of Minto Urban Communities Inc. (EX.Main.EX34.1.43)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39061.pdf
(September 20, 2013) Letter from Lynda Townsend, Townsend and Associates (EX.Supp.EX34.1.44)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39919.pdf
(September 23, 2013) Letter from Daryl Chong, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (EX.Supp.EX34.1.45)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39984.pdf
(September 23, 2013) E-mail from Mary and Michael Korda (EX.New.EX34.1.46)

Communications (City Council)

(October 8, 2013) E-mail from Andrew Simon, President, Yonge Corridor Condominium Association (CC.New.EX34.1.47)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-40324.pdf
(October 8, 2013) E-mail from Dennis Rak, Chair, Avondale Community Condominium Association (CC.New.EX34.1.48)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-40326.pdf
(October 8, 2013) Letter from Eileen Denny, Vice Chair and William Roberts, Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (CC.New.EX34.1.49)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-40362.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Amended)

That City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2014 to provide mechanisms for relief of development charges including the use of Community Improvement Plans in Priority Neighbourhoods.

 

Amended by motion 7a by Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-09-2013 6:05 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.1 - Ainslie - revised motion 1 as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 34 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, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are John Parker, Michael Thompson

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Lost)

That City Council delete Executive Committee Recommendations and adopt instead the following recommendations 1, 2, 4 and 5 contained in the report (June 18, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer:

 

1.         Council adopt the development charges by-law, attached to this report as Appendix 1, in accordance with the transition provisions described in this report;

 

2.         Council adopt the development charges background study, dated June 14, 2013, including the development-related capital program, attached to this report as Appendix 3, for the purposes of complying with the Development Charges Act, 1997;

 

4.         Council determine that no further public meeting is needed; and

 

5.         Council direct that the City Solicitor, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, be authorized to make such housekeeping and minor amendments to the by-law as necessary to give effect to the recommendations contained herein.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-09-2013 6:02 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX34.1 - Matlow - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 32 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, 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, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

3 - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Lost)

That City Council refer the Item to the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report directly to City Council at the November 13, 2013 meeting, such report to include a list of those areas where historical investments do not reflect Council's aspirations for growth  investment and service levels.

Vote (Refer Item) Oct-09-2013 5:27 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX34.1 - Carroll - motion 3 - refer the item
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Mike Del Grande, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 28 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are John Filion, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

4a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend the Development Charges Act to:

 

a.         remove or amend the historical service level restrictions on development charge rate calculations;

 

b.         eliminate the statutory 10 percent reduction to eligible costs; and

 

c.         eliminate exclusions of ineligible municipal services.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-09-2013 6:06 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.1 - Davis - motion 4a
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, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are John Parker, Michael Thompson

4b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council request the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to work with the General Manager, Children's Services to ensure that the upcoming 5 year service plan for childcare includes appropriate growth targets and maximizes access to development charges for this purpose.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-09-2013 6:07 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.1 - Davis - motion 4b
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, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are John Parker, Michael Thompson

5a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That City Council amend section 415-6C of the proposed development charges by-law to reinstate an exemption from development charges for dwelling units constructed pursuant to the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program, or any successor program of similar purpose.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-09-2013 6:03 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.1 - Bailao - motion 5a
Total members that voted Yes: 39 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, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

5b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Withdrawn)

That City Council approve an adjustment to the current Home Ownership Assistance Program to increase eligible funding to match the City's revised development fees and charges, as approved under the Development Charges Act, 1997.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That Councillor Bailão be permitted to withdraw her motion 5b.


5c - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to Executive Committee on how to increase the Affordable Housing Development Charge to reflect any increases in the affordable housing service levels once the Housing Opportunities Toronto Plan is revised in 2014/15.

 

2.         City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Executive Committee meeting following the review of the Housing Opportunities Toronto Plan and the adoption of new targets.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-09-2013 6:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.1 - Bailao - motion 5c
Total members that voted Yes: 41 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, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are John Parker, Michael Thompson

6 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Ron Moeser (Lost)

That City Council direct that the development charges not be phased in but instead be implemented immediately, and should the development industry not agree to this approach, City Council direct that a 100% increase in development charges be implemented without a phase in period.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-09-2013 6:03 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX34.1 - Moeser - motion 6
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 29 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, Michael Thompson

7a - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Deputy Mayor Norman Kelly (Carried)

That motion 1 by Councillor Ainslie be amended by deleted the word "provide" and inserting the word "review" so that it now reads as follows:

 

That City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2014 to review mechanisms for relief of development charges including the use of Community Improvement Plans in Priority Neighbourhoods.

Vote (Amend Motion) Oct-09-2013 6:04 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.1 - Kelly - motion 7a
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Josh Colle, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Ron Moeser, Adam Vaughan
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are John Parker, Michael Thompson

7b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Deputy Mayor Norman Kelly (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, in consultation with the Director of Corporate Finance to identify opportunities to better align policy objectives in the Official Plan with development charges at the time of the next full review of the Development Charges by-law or any earlier opportunity.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-09-2013 6:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.1 - Kelly - motion 7b
Total members that voted Yes: 42 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, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are John Parker, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-09-2013 6:09 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 41 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, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Ron Moeser
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are John Parker, Michael Thompson

1a - Development Charges By-law Review - Results of Additional Consultation

Background Information (Committee)
(September 13, 2013) Report with Appendix 2, from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Development Charges By-law Review - Results of Additional Consultation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61617.pdf
(September 13, 2013) Appendix 1- Development Charges By-law
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61618.pdf
(September 13, 2013) Appendix 3 - Development Charges Background Study Addendum
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61619.pdf
(September 10, 2013) Appendix 4 - Letter from BILD
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61620.pdf

EX34.1 - Development Charges By-law Review

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Development Charges Act, SO 1997

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council enact the development charges by-law attached as Appendix 1 to the report (September 13, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

2.         City Council, for the purposes of complying with the Development Charges Act, 1997, adopt the Development Charges Background Study, dated June 17, 2013, as amended by the Addendum dated September 13, 2013, including the development charges capital program contained within.

 

3.         City Council determine that, pursuant to section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, no further public meeting is required.

 

4.         City Council express its intent that the development-related cost of post-2022 capacity identified in the Background Study, as amended, be carried forward into future development charges by-law reviews for potential cost recovery from future development charges or other similar charges.

 

5.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, to make such housekeeping, technical and minor amendments to the by-law as necessary to give effect to the recommendations contained herein.

 

6.         City Council request the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to establish a Staff-Rental Apartment Industry Working Group to recommend a mechanism to defer payment of Development Charges for Purpose Built Rental Housing and to report back to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2014.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee requested the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report directly to the October 8, 2013 meeting of City Council on:

 

1.         the formula mandated by the legislation used to calculate the subsidized housing share of development charges.

 

2.         the full amount available to the City under the formula.

 

 

The Executive Committee held a statutory public meeting on July 3, 2013, and notice was given in accordance with the Development Charges Act, 1997.

Origin

(June 18, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer

Summary

The City of Toronto collects development charges from new construction to pay for a portion of net municipal growth-related capital costs.  The City’s current development charges by-law expires on April 30, 2014.  A new Development Charges Background Study has been prepared pursuant to the Development Charges Act, 1997.  The purpose of this report is to present the 2013 Development Charges Background Study and the proposed development charges by-law for consideration at a statutory public meeting. 

 

Development charges rates, as set out in the background study, are calculated on a cost recovery basis and represent the maximum charges that can be imposed.  These represent notable increases over current levels and are primarily the result of revised growth forecasts, updated capital programs, and discounts in the current charges.

 

If the recommended charges are adopted by Council, at the end of the proposed phase-in period, residential development charges would increase by about 90% and non-residential development charges (i.e. primarily retail charges) would increase by approximately 30% over current levels.

 

The proposed by-law continues many of the current policies, including exemptions for affordable rental housing, industrial development and employment uses qualifying under the Imagination, Manufacturing, Innovation and Technology Financial Incentives Program.  The non-residential charge would continue to apply to the ground floor only of non-exempt, non-residential development (primarily retail).  In addition, the Tier 2 Toronto Green Standard development charges incentive program is proposed to be continued at the levels approved in the 2009 by-law.  These and other definitional changes in the proposed by-law are unaffected by the transition provisions, which apply only to the level of the charges, and shall be effective from the date that the by-law comes into force.

 

Proposed transition provisions implement the changes in the rates over a period of time in order to mitigate the impact of the new rates on development applications that are well along in the development approval process and to allow for an orderly implementation of the new by-law.  The change in the rates would be phased-in over a nine month period with full implementation by July 1, 2014. 

 

After the statutory public meeting, it is proposed that staff report to the October 8, 2013 meeting of City Council on the results of the public meeting and any recommended changes to the by-law.

Background Information

(June 18, 2013) Report with Appendix 2, from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Development Charges By-law Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60162.pdf
Appendix 1 - Proposed Development Charges By-Law
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60164.pdf
Appendix 3 - Development Charges Background Study
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60161.pdf
(June 12, 2013) Development Charges Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60163.pdf

Communications

(June 19, 2013) E-mail from Michael Tucci, Director, Acquisitions and Development, Rockport (EX.Main.EX34.1.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39042.pdf
(June 26, 2013) E-mail from Jennifer Meader, Townsend and Associates (EX.Main.EX34.1.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39043.pdf
(June 27, 2013) E-mail from Patrick Berne (EX.Main.EX34.1.3)
(June 27, 2013) E-mail from David Page, General Manager, Aragon Properties Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39045.pdf
(June 27, 2013) Letter from Daniel Guizzetti, President and CEO, Empire Communities (EX.Main.EX34.1.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39038.pdf
(June 27, 2013) E-mail from Peter Clarke (EX.Main.EX34.1.6)
(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Alan Vihant, Senior Vice-President, High Rise, Great Gulf Group of Companies (EX.Main.EX34.1.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-38999.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Ben Rogowski, Executive Vice-President, Canderel (EX.Main.EX34.1.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39040.pdf
(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Andrew Judge, President, The Toronto Industry Network (EX.Main.EX34.1.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39000.pdf
(June 30, 2013) E-mail from Paul Chomik (EX.Main.EX34.1.10)
(July 1, 2013) E-mail from Martin Gerwin and Judith A. Rutledge, Co-Chairs, Mimico Lakeshore Network Steering Committee (EX.Main.EX34.1.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39022.pdf
(July 1, 2013) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Main.EX34.1.12)
(July 1, 2013) E-mail from Corey Brown, Director, ICON Homes Inc. (EX.Main.EX34.1.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39024.pdf
(July 1, 2013) E-mail from Barbara Falby (EX.Main.EX34.1.14)
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Allan N. Windrem, President, Chadwin and Company Limited, on behalf of Kingston Road Development Corporation (EX.Main.EX34.1.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39026.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Allan N. Windrem, President, Chadwin and Company Limited, on behalf of Lill Developments and Mainbram Scarborough II Developments Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39027.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Daryl Chong, President & CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (EX.Main.EX34.1.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39028.pdf
(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Richard Hahn, Vice-President, Lindvest Properties Limited (EX.Main.EX34.1.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39029.pdf
(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Frank Palombi, Vice-President, Lindvest Properties (Westshep) Limited (EX.Main.EX34.1.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39030.pdf
(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Peter DeBiasio, Vice-President, Construction, H & R Developments (EX.Main.EX34.1.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39031.pdf
(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Peter DeBiasio, Vice-President, Construction, Tanana Investments Limited (EX.Main.EX34.1.21)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39032.pdf
(June 28, 2013) E-mail from Evan Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Houndsmoor Investments Limited (EX.Main.EX34.1.22)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39033.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Maurizio Rogato, Solmar Inc. (Admiral), on behalf of Solmar Development Corp. ("Solmar") (EX.Main.EX34.1.23)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39034.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Jeffrey L. Davies, Davies Howe Partners LLP (EX.Main.EX34.1.24)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39035.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Joe Cimer, Owner, The Grand Circus (EX.Main.EX34.1.25)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39053.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Anthony DeCarli, Director, Development, High-Rise Division, Monarch Corporation (EX.Main.EX34.1.26)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39036.pdf
(July 1, 2013) E-mail from Robert D. Howe, Goodmans LLP (EX.Main.EX34.1.27)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39037.pdf
(July 2, 2013) Letter from Jane Pepino, Aird & Berlis LLP, on behalf of Cresford Developments (EX.Main.EX34.1.28)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39041.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Douglas Quick, Dentons Canada LLP, on behalf of 863880 Ontario Limited (EX.Main.EX34.1.29)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39046.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from David Godley (EX.Main.EX34.1.30)
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Andrew Gray, Vice-President, Eastern Region, Concert Properties Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.31)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39054.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Cathie Macdonald (EX.Main.EX34.1.32)
(July 3, 2013) E-mail from Lino Pellicano, Vice-President, Greenpark Group of Companies (EX.Main.EX34.1.33)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39049.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Craig Smith, Chair, NAOIP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Greater Toronto Chapter (EX.Main.EX34.1.34)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39055.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Bob Blazevski, Executive Vice-President, DiamondCorp (EX.Main.EX34.1.35)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39050.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from H. Reis-Smart, Secretary, on behalf of the Board of Teddington Park Residents Association Inc. (EX.Main.EX34.1.36)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39056.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Mark Karam, Vice-President & General Counsel, Menkes Development Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.37)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39057.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Eileen Denny, Vice-Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (CORRA) (EX.Main.EX34.1.38)
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Brian Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, Mattamy Homes (EX.Main.EX34.1.39)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39051.pdf
(July 3, 2013) E-mail from John M. Alati, Davies Howe Partners LLP, on behalf of Gerrard-Clonmore Developments Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.40)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39059.pdf
(July 3, 2013) E-mail from John M. Alati, Davies Howe Partners LLP, on behalf of the Conservatory Group of Companies (EX.Main.EX34.1.41)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39052.pdf
(July 3, 2013) E-mail from Rashmi M. Nathwani, Namara Developments Ltd. (EX.Main.EX34.1.42)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39060.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Cynthia A. MacDougall, McCarthy Tetrault, on behalf of Minto Urban Communities Inc. (EX.Main.EX34.1.43)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39061.pdf
(September 20, 2013) Letter from Lynda Townsend, Townsend and Associates (EX.Supp.EX34.1.44)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39919.pdf
(September 23, 2013) Letter from Daryl Chong, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (EX.Supp.EX34.1.45)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-39984.pdf
(September 23, 2013) E-mail from Mary and Michael Korda (EX.New.EX34.1.46)

Speakers

(July 3, 2013) Patrick Berne, The Muzzo Group of Companies
(July 3, 2013) Cynthia MacDougall, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
(July 3, 2013) Stephen Deveaux, First Vice Chair, The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD)
(July 3, 2013) Lyn Townsend, South of Eastern/Port Lands Landowner Group
(July 3, 2013) Michel (Mike) Labbe, President and CEO, Options for Homes
(July 3, 2013) Douglas Quick, 863880 Ontario Limited (Submission Filed)
(July 3, 2013) Judith A. Rutledge and Martin E. Gerwin, Mimico Lakeshore Network
(July 3, 2013) Daryl Chong, President & CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association
(July 3, 2013) Eileen Denny, CORRA, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto
(July 3, 2013) Councillor Ana Bail„o
(July 3, 2013) Councillor Shelley Carroll
(July 3, 2013) Councillor Janet Davis
(July 3, 2013) Councillor Frances Nunziata
(July 3, 2013) Councillor Adam Vaughan
(July 3, 2013) Councillor Gord Perks
(September 24, 2013) Derek Lobo, Rock Apartment Advisors Inc.
(September 24, 2013) Steve Deveaux, Vice Chair, Building Industry and Land Development Association
(September 24, 2013) Daryl Chong, President & CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (Submission Filed)
(September 24, 2013) Eileen Denny, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto
(September 24, 2013) Councillor Adam Vaughan
(September 24, 2013) Councillor Josh Matlow
(September 24, 2013) Councillor Frances Nunziata

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Peter Milczyn (Carried)

That the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer establish a Staff-Rental Apartment Industry Working Group to recommend a mechanism to defer payment of Development Charges for Purpose Built Rental Housing and to report back to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2014.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Sep-24-2013

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.1 - Motion 1 by Councillor Milczyn
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Lost)

That the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer report back to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2014 to provide mechanisms for development charge discounts along main avenues in our Strong Neighbourhoods, and adjacent neighbourhoods.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Sep-24-2013

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX34.1 - Motion 2 by Councillor Ainslie
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Peter Milczyn, Cesar Palacio, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer report directly to the October 8, 2013 meeting of City Council on:

 

1.         the formula mandated by the legislation used to calculate the subsidized housing share of development charges.

 

2.         the full amount available to the City under the formula.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Sep-24-2013

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.1 - Motion 3 by Councillor Ainslie
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford (Chair), Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Norman Kelly
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

4 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor Rob Ford (Carried)

That the Committee adopt the recommendations in the supplementary report (September 13, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, as amended.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Sep-24-2013

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX34.1 - Motion 4 by Mayor Ford
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

1a - Development Charges By-law Review - Results of Additional Consultation

Origin
(September 13, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

At the statutory public meeting held on July 3, 2013, Executive Committee deferred consideration of a report titled "Development Charges By-law Review" to its September 24, 2013 meeting, and requested that staff review the submissions and deputations made at the public meeting, conduct additional stakeholder consultations, and report on certain other matters.  

 

This report presents the results of additional consultation, which includes adjustments to the calculated development charges rates and refinements to development charges policies compared to the rates and policies previously presented at the public meeting. 

 

Technical revisions to the background study calculations, arising primarily through further discussions with consultants retained on behalf of the Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) in conjunction with a review by the City's own consultants, have resulted in a reduction (8% for residential and 6% for non-residential uses) to the calculated development charges rates.  These rates do not incorporate an arbitrary reduction or subsidy.  In addition, a number of policy changes are discussed in this report in regard to the transitional strategies, treatment of stacked and back-to-back townhomes, redevelopment credits and revision permits.  

 

On behalf of the land development industry, BILD has indicated that with the amendments to the rate calculation and the recommended transition provisions, discussed in the report, it is satisfied that the new by-law is reasonable.  Accordingly BILD will not appeal the by-law nor support actions of its independent members to appeal.

Background Information
(September 13, 2013) Report with Appendix 2, from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Development Charges By-law Review - Results of Additional Consultation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61617.pdf
(September 13, 2013) Appendix 1- Development Charges By-law
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61618.pdf
(September 13, 2013) Appendix 3 - Development Charges Background Study Addendum
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61619.pdf
(September 10, 2013) Appendix 4 - Letter from BILD
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-61620.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council