Item - 2013.TE24.83

Tracking Status

TE24.83 - Intention to Designate the University of Toronto Back Campus, Between University College and Hoskin Avenue, as a Cultural Heritage Landscape, Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
20 - Trinity-Spadina

City Council Decision

City Council on June 11, 12 and 13, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council affirm its support for the Pan Am Field Hockey Centre / Back Campus Fields Project at the University of Toronto, including the use of artificial turf at this location.

 

2.         City Council direct the City Manager to write to the University of Toronto and request that it:

 

i.          establish appropriate mechanisms to monitor potential impacts of the Back Campus Fields Project across a range of indicators (i.e. environmental, health, social, access, heritage, urban planning and design, economic, etc.) on an on-going basis;

 

 ii.        conduct a formal independent, evidenced-based assessment of the project after 10 years to determine whether it has had any significant detrimental impacts (drawing on data gathered through on-going monitoring of the project) and to recommend, as appropriate, measures to mitigate or correct any such impacts and not in violation of the Facility Agreement between Infrastructure Ontario, the University of Toronto and TO2015 with respect to the length of time that the field must remain in place; and

 

 iii.       create a project liaison and impact monitoring committee composed of University of Toronto students, faculty, officials and alumni; local residents, representatives from local residents associations and/or the local City Councillor; and representatives from the Parks, Forestry and Recreation and City Planning divisions with a mandate, among other matters, to set the terms of reference for and select an independent consultant(s) to undertake the comprehensive project impact assessment after 5 years.

 

3.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report on the potential heritage designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act of University College, the Front Campus and the Back Campus, noting the relevant distinction between the historic uses of the Front and Back Campuses and the significance of the Back Campus as an open playing field, upon completion of the Pan Am Field Hockey Centre / Back Campus Fields Project.

Background Information (Community Council)

(May 13, 2013) Letter from Councillor Adam Vaughan - Intention to Designate University of Toronto Back Campus, Between University College and Hoskin Avenue, as a Cultural Heritage Landscape, Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-58353.pdf
Attachment - Intention to Designate University of Toronto Back Campus, Between University College and Hoskin Avenue, as a Cultural Heritage Landscape, Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-58354.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(May 31, 2013) Transmittal from the Toronto Preservation Board on Intention to Designate University of Toronto Back Campus, Between University College and Hoskin Avenue, as a Cultural Heritage Landscape, Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act (TE24.83a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-59150.pdf
(June 11, 2013) Report from the City Manager - Pan Am Field Hockey Centre - University of Toronto Back Campus Fields Project (TE24.83b)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-59477.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(June 4, 2013) E-mail from Beta Siebenmann (CC.Main.TE24.83.1)
(June 4, 2013) Petition from 114 persons submitted through an on line petition, headed "Designate University of Toronto Back Campus a 'Cultural Heritage Landscape' " (CC.Main.TE24.83.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-37865.pdf
(June 5, 2013) E-mail from 46 persons submitted through an online form letter generator, headed "Toronto City Council: It's Time to Keep Back Campus Green!" (CC.Supp.TE24.83.3)
(June 7, 2013) E-mail from the Arts and Science Students' Union Executive, University of Toronto (CC.Supp.TE24.83.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-37931.pdf
(June 9, 2013) E-mail from Geoff Kettel, Chair, North York Community Preservation Panel (CC.Supp.TE24.83.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-37932.pdf
(June 6, 2013) E-mail from Mark Hathaway (CC.Supp.TE24.83.6)
(June 7, 2013) E-mail from Judy Trites (CC.Supp.TE24.83.7)
(June 9, 2013) E-mail from Beth Jean Evans, Department of Political Science and School for the Environment, University of Toronto (CC.New.TE24.83.8)
(June 8, 2013) E-mail from Simon Appolloni (CC.New.TE24.83.9)
(June 8, 2013) Letter from Raivo Uukkivi, Cassels Brock Lawyers (CC.New.TE24.83.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-37910.pdf
(June 8, 2013) E-mail from Tressanne Fernandes (CC.New.TE24.83.11)
(June 8, 2013) E-mail from Dennis F. Black (CC.New.TE24.83.12)
(June 10, 2013) E-mail from David Le Roy (CC.New.TE24.83.13)
(June 10, 2013) E-mail from Suzanne Conklin Akbari, Professor of English and Medieval Studies, Alexander Leggatt, Professor of English, Emeritus, Paul Perron, Professor of French, Emeritus and John Marshall, Professor of Religion, University College, University of Toronto (CC.New.TE24.83.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-37914.pdf
(June 10, 2013) E-mail from Paul L. Aird, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto (CC.New.TE24.83.15)
(June 11, 2013) E-mail from Professor John Danahy, Co-Director, Centre for Landscape Research, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto (CC.New.TE24.83.16)
(June 10, 2013) E-mail from Anthony Belcher B. Arch. (Toronto), O.A.A. (CC.New.TE24.83.17)
(June 10, 2013) E-mail from Carolyn Wainman (CC.New.TE24.83.18)
(June 10, 2013) E-mail from Sean Michael Winslow, Doctoral Candidate, Centre for Midieval Studies, Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture, University of Toronto (CC.New.TE24.83.19)
(June 10, 2013) Letter from Ian Troop, CEO, Toronto 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games, submitted by Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6 Etobicoke Lakeshore (CC.New.TE24.83.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-38087.pdf
(June 6, 2013) Letter from Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee, submitted by Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6, Etobicoke Lakeshore (CC.New.TE24.83.21)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-38088.pdf
(June 7, 2013) Letter from Karen O'Neill, CEO, Canadian Paralympic Committee and Dr. Gaetan Tardif, President, Canadian Paralympic Committee, submitted by Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6, Etobicoke Lakeshore (CC.New.TE24.83.22)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-38085.pdf
(June 11, 2013) Letter from The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson (CC.New.TE24.83.23)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-38096.pdf
(June 11, 2013) E-mail from Peter Prangnell, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Toronto (CC.New.TE24.83.24)
(June 11, 2013) E-mail from Ellen Tulchinsky (CC.New.TE24.83.25)
(June 11, 2013) E-mail from Brad Evoy, forwarding a submission from the Executive Committee of the University of Toronto Graduate Students' Union (CC.New.TE24.83.26)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-38067.pdf
(June 11, 2013) Letter from Professor Elizabeth Littlejoin (CC.New.TE24.83.27)
(June 11, 2013) E-mail from Amy Agulay (CC.New.TE24.83.28)
(June 12, 2013) Letter from David Naylor, President, University of Toronto (CC.New.TE24.83.29)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-38147.pdf
(June 12, 2013) E-mail from Janet Harrison (CC.New.TE24.83.30)
(June 12, 2013) E-mail from Susan Aaron (CC.New.TE24.83.31)
(June 12, 2013) E-mail from Amy Agulay (CC.New.TE24.83.32)
(June 12, 2013) Petition from Councillor Adam Vaughan, Ward 20 - Trinity-Spadina, containing names of approximately 5,200 persons, headed "Designate Back Campus as a Cultural Heritage Landscape" (CC.New.TE24.83.33)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Withdrawn)

That City Council delete the Toronto and East York Community Council recommendations and instead adopt Recommendations 1, 2i and 3 contained in the report (June 11, 2013) from the City Manager (TE24.83b):

 

1.         Affirm its support for the Pan Am Field Hockey Centre / Back Campus Fields Project at the University of Toronto, including the use of artificial turf at this location.

 

2.         Direct the City Manager to write to the University of Toronto and request that it:

 

i.          establish appropriate mechanisms to monitor potential impacts of the Back Campus Fields Project across a range of indicators (i.e. environmental, health, social, access, heritage, urban planning and design, economic, etc.) on an on-going basis.

 

3.         Direct staff to report on the potential heritage designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act of University College, the Front Campus and the Back Campus, noting the relevant distinction between the historic uses of the Front and Back Campuses and the significance of the Back Campus as an open playing field, upon completion of the Pan Am Field Hockey Centre / Back Campus Fields Project.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Carried)

That Councillor Grimes be permitted to withdraw his motion 1.

Vote (Withdraw a Motion) Jun-12-2013 4:31 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE24.83 - Grimes - Withdraw motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 36 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, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are John Filion, Norman Kelly

2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Amended)

That City Council delete the Toronto and East York Community Council recommendations and instead adopt the following recommendations contained in the report (June 11, 2013) from the City Manager (TE24.83b), amended to now read as follows:

 

1.         Affirm its support for the Pan Am Field Hockey Centre / Back Campus Fields Project at the University of Toronto, including the use of artificial turf at this location.

 

2.         Direct the City Manager to write to the University of Toronto and request that it:

 

i.          establish appropriate mechanisms to monitor potential impacts of the Back Campus Fields Project across a range of indicators (i.e. environmental, health, social, access, heritage, urban planning and design, economic, etc.) on an on-going basis;

 

 ii.        conduct a formal independent, evidenced-based assessment of the project after 5 years to determine whether it has had any significant detrimental impacts (drawing on data gathered through on-going monitoring of the project) and to recommend, as appropriate, measures to mitigate or correct any such impacts and not in violation of the Facility Agreement between Infrastructure Ontario, the University of Toronto and TO2015 with respect to the length of time that the field must remain in place.; and

 

 iii.       create a project liaison and impact monitoring committee comprised of University of Toronto students, faculty, officials and alumni; local residents, representatives from local residents associations and/or the local City Councillor; and representatives from the Parks, Forestry & Recreation and City Planning divisions with a mandate, among other matters, to set the terms of reference for and select an independent consultant(s) to undertake the comprehensive project impact assessment after 5 years.

 

3.         Direct staff to report on the potential heritage designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act of University College, the Front Campus and the Back Campus, noting the relevant distinction between the historic uses of the Front and Back Campuses and the significance of the Back Campus as an open playing field, upon completion of the Pan Am Field Hockey Centre / Back Campus Fields Project.

 

Amended by motion 3 by Councillor Thompson.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-12-2013 4:32 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE24.83 - Carroll - Adopt Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are John Filion, Norman Kelly

3 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That motion 2 by Councillor Carroll be amended by deleting the number "5" in Recommendation 2.ii. and replacing it with the number "10" so that Recommendation 2.ii. now reads:

 

2.         ii.         conduct a formal independent, evidenced-based assessment of the project after 10 years to determine whether it has had any significant detrimental impacts (drawing on data gathered through on-going monitoring of the project) and to recommend, as appropriate, measures to mitigate or correct any such impacts and not in violation of the Facility Agreement between Infrastructure Ontario, the University of Toronto and TO2015 with respect to the length of time that the field must remain in place; and

Vote (Amend Motion) Jun-12-2013 4:32 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE24.83 - Thompson - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are John Filion, Norman Kelly

TE24.83 - Intention to Designate the University of Toronto Back Campus, Between University College and Hoskin Avenue, as a Cultural Heritage Landscape, Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
20 - Trinity-Spadina

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council state an intention to designate the University of Toronto Back Campus, between University College and Hoskin Avenue, as a Cultural Heritage Landscape, under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

2.         If there are no objections to the designation in accordance with Section 29(6) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the bill in Council designating the property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

3.         If there are objections in accordance with Section 29(7) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council direct the City Clerk to refer the designation to the Conservation Review Board.

 

4.         If the designation is referred to the Conservation Review Board, City Council authorizes the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to attend any hearing held by the Conservation Review Board in support of Council's decision on the designation of the property.

 

5.         City Council request the Director, Urban Forestry refuse any requests to remove, damage or otherwise alter any trees or tree roots located within "The Back Campus" at the University of Toronto until this matter is resolved.

Origin

(May 13, 2013) Letter from Councillor Adam Vaughan, Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina

Summary

A recently announced decision to redevelop the University of Toronto Back Campus as two field hockey pitches for the Pan Am games has created a large public expression of interest in preserving the space as a grassed common. A community group formed of University of Toronto faculty and students, as well as members of the surrounding residential areas has submitted a request for designation under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act of the Back Campus as a cultural heritage landscape, for contextual, historical associations and ongoing traditional activities associated with the space. The community group has gathered 5000 signatures on an online petition to protect the Back Campus as a common, community open space, held two demonstrations on campus, as well as one public meeting.

 

Materials and research from outside experts, including University professors which detail a sound basis for designation have been received and are attached.

Background Information

(May 13, 2013) Letter from Councillor Adam Vaughan - Intention to Designate University of Toronto Back Campus, Between University College and Hoskin Avenue, as a Cultural Heritage Landscape, Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-58353.pdf
Attachment - Intention to Designate University of Toronto Back Campus, Between University College and Hoskin Avenue, as a Cultural Heritage Landscape, Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-58354.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Carried)

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