Item - 2013.PE23.3

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on November 13, 2013 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by Parks and Environment Committee on October 23, 2013 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on November 13, 2013.
  • See also By-law 1643-2013

PE23.3 - Expanding Smoke-Free Areas in City of Toronto Parks

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on November 13, 14, 15 and 18, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council prohibit smoking tobacco within nine metres of the boundaries of and on a sports field that is being used under a program run by Parks, Forestry and Recreation, or by any other person or group under a permit issued by the City of Toronto, including a soccer field, football field, baseball diamond, basketball court, tennis court, volleyball court, outdoor artificial ice rink, cricket pitch, lawn bowling area or bocce court.

 

2.         City Council prohibit smoking tobacco within nine metres of the following park amenities: a skateboard or BMX park, ski hill, outdoor swimming pool or deck, covered picnic shelter or gazebo or theatre space that is operated by Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

3.         City Council prohibit smoking tobacco on the City’s eleven swimming beaches.

 

4.         City Council prohibit smoking tobacco in a waiting area or service line for persons purchasing tickets for or boarding a Toronto Island Ferry operated by the City of Toronto.

 

5.         City Council instruct the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bill to amend Municipal Code Chapter 608, Parks to reflect the by-law design features as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health, subject to any minor stylistic or substantive changes as deemed necessary by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation or the City Solicitor.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered Items HL24.3 and PE23.3 together.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 10, 2013) Report and Appendix A from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health on Expanding Smoke-Free Areas in City of Toronto Parks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-62347.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(October 22, 2013) Letter from Jeff Carmichael, Toronto Sports Council (PE.New.PE23.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-40618.pdf
(October 22, 2013) Letter from Michael Perley, Director, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco (PE.New.PE23.3.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-40619.pdf
(October 23, 2013) Letter from Ceilidh Mendelson-Grasse (PE.New.PE23.3.3)
(October 23, 2013) Letter from Alexandra Jackson, Ontario Lung Association Volunteer (PE.New.PE23.3.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-40646.pdf
(October 23, 2013) Letter from Tysa Harnish-Christie and Rainbow Hunt (PE.New.PE23.3.5)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Nov-13-2013 4:20 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PE23.3 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are 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, Peter Leon, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan

PE23.3 - Expanding Smoke-Free Areas in City of Toronto Parks

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Parks and Environment Committee recommends that: 

 

1.         City Council prohibit smoking tobacco within nine metres of the boundaries of and on a sports field that is being used under a program run by Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division, or by any other person or group under a permit issued by the City of Toronto, including a soccer field, football field, baseball diamond, basketball court, tennis court, volleyball court, outdoor artificial ice rink, cricket pitch, lawn bowling area or bocce court.

 

2.         City Council prohibit smoking tobacco within nine metres of the following park amenities: a skateboard or BMX park, ski hill, outdoor swimming pool or deck, covered picnic shelter or gazebo or theatre space that is operated by Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division.

 

3.         City Council prohibit smoking tobacco on the City’s eleven swimming beaches.

 

4.         City Council prohibit smoking tobacco in a waiting area or service line for persons purchasing tickets for or boarding a Toronto Island Ferry operated by the City of Toronto; and

 

5.         City Council instruct the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bill to amend Municipal Code Chapter 608, Parks to reflect the by-law design features as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health, subject to any minor stylistic or substantive changes as deemed necessary by the General Manager or the City Solicitor.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Parks and Environment Committee requested the Medical Officer of Health to report to the Parks and Environment Committee and Board of Health on the potential impact of "electronic cigarettes" in the public domain, along with a suggested regulatory framework.

Origin

(October 10, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health

Summary

This report by the Medical Officer of Health and the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PFR), specifies proposed amendments to Municipal Code, Chapter 608 – Parks, to prohibit smoking at City of Toronto sports fields, certain park amenities, including outdoor swimming pools, picnic shelters, gazebos and outdoor theatre spaces, City swimming beaches and waiting areas and service lines serving the Toronto Island Ferry Service.

 

This report has been prepared in consultation with the City Solicitor and Municipal Licensing and Standards Division.

Background Information

(October 10, 2013) Report and Appendix A from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health on Expanding Smoke-Free Areas in City of Toronto Parks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-62347.pdf

Communications

(October 22, 2013) Letter from Jeff Carmichael, Toronto Sports Council (PE.New.PE23.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-40618.pdf
(October 22, 2013) Letter from Michael Perley, Director, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco (PE.New.PE23.3.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-40619.pdf
(October 23, 2013) Letter from Ceilidh Mendelson-Grasse (PE.New.PE23.3.3)
(October 23, 2013) Letter from Alexandra Jackson, Ontario Lung Association Volunteer (PE.New.PE23.3.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/comm/communicationfile-40646.pdf
(October 23, 2013) Letter from Tysa Harnish-Christie and Rainbow Hunt (PE.New.PE23.3.5)

Speakers

Alexandra Jackson, The Ontario Lung Association (Submission Filed)
Michael Perley, Director, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco (Submission Filed)
Pamela Kaufman, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit
Jeff Carmichael, Toronto Sports Council (Submission Filed)
Ceilidh Mendelson-Grasse, Volunteer, Canadian Cancer Society (Submission Filed)

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That the Medical Officer of Health be requested to report to the Parks and Environment Committee and Board of Health on the potential impact of "electronic cigarettes" in the public domain, along with a suggested regulatory framework.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-23-2013

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Sarah Doucette, Giorgio Mammoliti (Chair), Mary-Margaret McMahon, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council