Item - 2013.PE22.5

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 8, 2013 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by Parks and Environment Committee on September 16, 2013 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on October 8, 2013.

PE22.5 - Parks Plan 2013-2017 - Report on Various Requests

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to implement the procedure for pumpkin parades in parks, and waive fees for non-profit groups that commit to obtaining a permit and cleaning the park afterwards.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager for Parks, Forestry and Recreation and General Manager for Solid Waste Management to report to the Parks and Environment Committee on:

 

a.         determining the locations of the 10,000 toter bins by park designation and outline the process for deciding placement;

 

b.         suitability of large toter bins for all park designations;

 

c.         possible options for solid waste pick up in parks and parkettes under 1 acre;

 

d.         enlarging the group looking at the aesthetics of toters in Toronto Parks by adding City landscape architects, Park People and representatives from Friends of groups; include bin placement criteria; and

 

e.         the feasibility of implementing the green bin program in designated dog off-leash areas.

Background Information (Committee)

(August 30, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on the Parks Plan 2013-2017 - Report on Various Requests
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-61303.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(September 12, 2013) E-mail from L. Pascoe (PE.New.PE22.5.1)
(September 12, 2013) E-mail from Raja Jain (PE.New.PE22.5.2)
(September 13, 2013) E-mail from Julie King (PE.New.PE22.5.3)
(September 16, 2013) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Toronto-Danforth, Ward 30 (PE.New.PE22.5.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-39844.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Oct-09-2013 9:42 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PE22.5 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, John Filion, Doug Ford, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, John Parker, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

PE22.5 - Parks Plan 2013-2017 - Report on Various Requests

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Parks and Environment Commttee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to implement the procedure for pumpkin parades in parks, and waive fees for non-profit groups that commit to obtaining a permit and cleaning the park afterwards.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager for Parks, Forestry and Recreation and General Manager for Solid Waste Management to report to the Parks and Environment Committee on:

 

a.         determining the locations of the 10,000 toter bins by park designation and outline the process for deciding placement;

 

b.         suitability of large toter bins for all park designations;

 

c.         possible options for solid waste pick up in parks and parkettes under 1 acre;

 

d.         enlarging the group looking at the aesthetics of toters in Toronto Parks by adding City landscape architects, Park People and representatives from Friends of groups; include bin placement criteria; and

 

e.         the feasibility of implementing the green bin program in designated dog off-leash areas.

Origin

(August 30, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

This report responds to six Committee and Council requests following the 2013-2017 Parks Plan's adoption. It contains updates on discussions with CUPE Local 416 around enabling volunteers in parks, updates on bake ovens and fire pits, and various issues regarding solid waste collection in parks. Finally, it recommends a new procedure for responding to pumpkin parade requests.

Background Information

(August 30, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on the Parks Plan 2013-2017 - Report on Various Requests
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-61303.pdf

Communications

(September 12, 2013) E-mail from L. Pascoe (PE.New.PE22.5.1)
(September 12, 2013) E-mail from Raja Jain (PE.New.PE22.5.2)
(September 13, 2013) E-mail from Julie King (PE.New.PE22.5.3)
(September 16, 2013) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Toronto-Danforth, Ward 30 (PE.New.PE22.5.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-39844.pdf

Speakers

Dave Harvey, Toronto Park People

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Sarah Doucette (Carried)

That the Parks and Environment Committee:

 

1.         Request the General Manager for Parks, Forestry and Recreation and General Manager for Solid Waste Management report to the Parks and Environment Committee on:

 

a.         determining the locations of the 10,000 toter bins by park designation and outline the process for deciding placement;

 

b.         suitability of large toter bins for all park designations;

 

c.         possible options for solid waste pick up in parks and parkettes under 1 acre;

 

d.         enlarging the group looking at the aesthetics of toters in Toronto Parks by adding City landscape architects, Park People and representatives from Friends of groups; include bin placement criteria; and

 

e.         the feasibility of implementing the green bin program in designated dog off-leash areas.


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