Item - 2013.MM37.44

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 16, 2013 without amendments.

MM37.44 - Official Plan Amendment Regarding Section 37 Policies Related to Affordable Housing: Authorization for Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to Report Directly to July, 2013 Council Meeting - by Councillor Peter Milczyn, seconded by Pam McConnell

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.         City Council adopt the following alternatives to the maximum 20-unit condition and the minimum 50-year rental tenure condition that were originally recommended by City Planning staff to be included in the wording of proposed Official Plan Section 37 policy 5.1.1.6(j):

 

a.         Delete the 20-unit maximum, add a requirement that the affordable rented residential condominium units be contributed by a share capital corporation, and add further exclusions respecting affordable rental housing units otherwise required to be provided by a Secondary Plan or policy 3.2.1.9 or other policies of the Official Plan;

 

b.         Delete the conditions requiring a minimum 25-year affordability term and a minimum 50-year rental term and replace with a condition requiring that affordability and rented tenure be permanent;

 

such that the revised wording of proposed Official Plan policy 5.1.1.6(j) reads as

follows:

 

"j.         rented residential condominium unit or units, provided the units:

 

i)          are contributed by a share capital corporation;

ii)         are owned and operated, in accordance with City guidelines, by a not-for-profit housing corporation satisfactory to the City;

iii)        comprise permanent rented residential units with permanent affordable rents;

iv)        are not replacing demolished rental housing under policies 3.2.1.6 or 3.2.1.7 of this Plan;

v)         are not otherwise required to be provided by a Secondary Plan, or any other policy of this Plan, including policy 3.2.1.9 of this Plan; and

vi)         are subject to one or more agreements with the City securing (i)(v) to the satisfaction of the City."

 

2.         City Council amend the Official Plan substantially in accordance with the proposed Official Plan Amendment appended as Attachment 1 to the report (July 8, 2013) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the proposed Official Plan Amendment as may be required.

 

4.         City Council declare by resolution to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing that this Official Plan Amendment:

 

a.         conforms with Provincial Plans or does not conflict with them;

b.         has regard to the matters of Provincial Interest listed in Section 2 of the Planning Act; and

c.         is consistent with policy statements issued under subsection 3(1) of the Planning Act.

Background Information (City Council)

Member Motion MM37.44
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-60309.pdf
(July 8, 2013) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on the Official Plan Review - Official Plan Amendment to Adopt New Section 37 Policies Related to Affordable Housing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-60326.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice moved by Councillor Peter Milczyn (Carried)

That Councillor Milczyn be permitted to add to the agenda of today's meeting an urgent Motion without notice concerning:

 

Adoption of the Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning (July 8, 2013) Recommending an Official Plan Amendment regarding Section 37 Policies Related to Affordable Housing

 

Reason for Urgency:

 

This matter is urgent because there are applicants who have advised that they may be willing to contribute condominium-registered affordable rented units as a Section 37 community benefit and the Official Plan Amendment is needed to authorize such a benefit.  The next City Council meeting is not scheduled until October 8, 2013.  These opportunities for affordable housing may otherwise be lost.

Vote (Introduce Motion without Notice) Jul-17-2013 10:05 AM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds full Council Required - Milczyn - Add Urgent Motion
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, 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, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, John Parker, David Shiner, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-17-2013 4:29 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM37.44 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Mike Del Grande, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council