Item - 2013.MM45.2

Tracking Status

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

MM45.2 - 2014 as the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I, and the 75th Anniversary of the Commencement of World War II - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Michael Thompson

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.         City Council recognize the importance of 2014 as the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I, and the 75th anniversary of the commencement of World War II, and remember with respect and appreciation those citizens who gave their lives in the defence of Canada, originally from the City of Toronto between 1914 - 1918, as well as 1939 - 1945, together with all Canadians who have participated in defending the freedom of Australia and Canada in both wars.

 

2.         City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to delegate to staff under his direction, the responsibility of organizing appropriate events, in desirable locations, in conjunction with appropriate military and private sector partners to commemorate both of these historic events which Torontonians actively participated in.

 

3.         City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to apply for funding assistance to the Department of Canadian Heritage and Veterans Affairs Canada which has announced it can fund a diverse array of World War related projects, including commemorative events and ceremonies, learning materials, exhibits, interpretive programming, plaques and monuments, educational websites. The Department can also fund a wide range of Canadian funding applicants, including non-profit organizations, educational institutions, Aboriginal organizations, municipal, provincial and territorial governments and private sector companies (for projects that are not for profit in nature).

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM45.2 be referred to the Economic Development Committee.  A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Dec-17-2013 2:39 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM45.2 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Dec-18-2013 2:11 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM45.2 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, 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, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council