Item - 2014.CD27.5

Tracking Status

CD27.5 - Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 - Recommended Neighbourhood Improvement Areas

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 1, 2 and 3, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council adopt the method for calculating the Neighbourhood Equity Score and Neighbourhood Equity Benchmark provided in Appendix A to the report (March 4, 2014) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

2.         City Council rename the Crescent Town Social Planning Neighbourhood to Taylor-Massey Social Planning Neighbourhood, to reflect the name that was selected by the community and used by the Neighbourhood Action Partnership (NAP) and Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC) during the implementation of the first phase of the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy.

 

3.         City Council rename the "West Hill" neighbourhood to "Kingston Road/Galloway Road/Orton Park Road" to reflect the name that was selected by the community and used by the Neighbourhood Action Partnership (NAP) and Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC) during the implementation of the first phase of the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy.

 

4.         City Council rename the "Morningside" neighbourhood to "Mornelle Court".

 

5.         City Council rename the "Ionview" neighbourhood to "Birchmount-Eglinton East (BEE)".

           

6.         City Council designate the following 31 neighbourhoods with Neighbourhood Equity Scores below the Neighbourhood Equity Benchmark as Neighbourhood Improvement Areas:

 

Black Creek

Glenfield-Jane Heights

Mount Dennis

Beechborough-Greenbrook

Oakridge

Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown

Elms-Old Rexdale

Regent Park

Thorncliffe Park

South Parkdale

Taylor-Massey (previously named Crescent Town and renamed in accordance with Part 2 above)

Rockcliffe-Smythe

Scarborough Village

Humber Summit

Rustic

Birchmount-Eglinton East (BEE) (previously named Ionview and renamed in accordance with Part 5 above)

Flemingdon Park

Weston

Humbermede

Eglinton East

Mornelle Court (previously named Morningside and renamed in accordance with Part 4 above)

Downsview-Roding-CFB

Kingston Road/Galloway Road/Orton Park Road (previously named West Hill and renamed in accordance with Part 3 above)

York University Heights

Woburn

Thistletown-Beaumond Heights

Keelesdale-Eglinton West

Victoria Village

Weston-Pellam Park

Kingsview Village-The Westway

Kennedy Park

 

7.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to:

 

a.         identify Lawrence Heights and other Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) neighbourhoods undergoing revitalization as "Revitalization Communities" with the relevant and necessary supports; and

 

b.         include the communities of Lotherton Pathway and Neptune under the Lawrence Heights Revitalization area, but recognize these communities for their distinct and unique needs.

 

8.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to establish and build an Emerging Neighbourhoods Strategy for the eight (8) neighbourhoods being transitioned from the list of Toronto's Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy.

 

9.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to expand the Urban HEART @ Toronto measurement tool, to include in the future:

 

a.         underemployment as one of the indicators for the Economic Opportunities domain;

 

b.         housing Measurements (including housing conditions, affordability and safety) as one of the indicators for the Social Development domain;

 

c.         community Safety Measurements;

 

d.         mobility Measurements (including public transit, cycling and walking); and

 

e.         the Early Development Index (EDI) and Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) scores for reading in Grades 3 and 6 and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test in Grade 10.

 

10.       City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to:

 

a.         implement a gender equity lens, to collect gender-disaggregated data and to add additional indicators such as, but not be limited to, Housing, Systemic Discrimination, Community Safety, Child Care, Transit, Unemployment and an expanded Mental Health indicator that includes addictions, when utilizing the Urban HEART @ Toronto Indicators in future calculations of the Neighbourhood Equity Score and Neighbourhood Equity Benchmark; and

 

b.         report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee by the end of the first quarter of 2015 on the updated outcomes.

  

11.       City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report through the 2015 budget process on additional resources required to implement a multi-year Strong Neighbourhood Strategy, in conjunction with Non-Governmental Organization partners.

 

12.       City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to report to the May 22, 2014 meeting of the Community Development and Recreation Committee with a breakdown of past Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy investments, by neighbourhood.

 

13.       City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to work with partners in the implementation of the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020, including residents, community agencies, funders, Toronto Community Housing, Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Toronto Police Service and City Agencies, Corporations and Divisions, to identify implementation priorities for 2014 and beyond.

 

14.       City Council forward a copy of the report (March 4, 2014) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to the Toronto Transit Commission with the request that it consider the report at its next meeting.

Background Information (Committee)

(March 4, 2014) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 - Recommended Neighbourhood Improvement Areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-67382.pdf
(March 4, 2014) Appendix A - TSNS 2020 Neighbourhood Equity Index - Methodological Documentation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-67350.pdf
(March 4, 2014) Appendix B - Neighbourhood Equity Scores for Toronto Neighbourhoods and Recommended Neighbourhood Improvement Areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-67351.pdf
(March 4, 2014) Appendix C - Public Consultation Results - Summary and Complete Notes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-67352.pdf
(March 17, 2014) Presentation from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 - Recommended Neighbourhood Improvement Areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-67551.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(March 14, 2014) Letter from Wendy Komiotis, Executive Director, Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (CD.New.CD27.5.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/comm/communicationfile-45873.pdf
(March 14, 2014) Letter from Lisa Olds (CD.New.CD27.5.2)
(March 14, 2014) Letter from Shelley Zuckerman, Executive Director, North York Community House (CD.New.CD27.5.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/comm/communicationfile-45892.pdf
(March 17, 2014) Letter from Iyesha Farah (CD.New.CD27.5.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/comm/communicationfile-45923.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(March 18, 2014) E-mail from Marie Heron, Executive Director and Roger McIntosh, Program Specialist, On-Track Career and Employment Services (CC.Main.CD27.5.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-46054.pdf
(March 21, 2014) E-mail from Donna Bernotas (CC.Main.CD27.5.6)
(March 14, 2014) Petition from Abeer Ali, Suganthine Sivakumar and Shua Amari, Dorset Park Neighbourhood Association containing the names of approximately 680 signatures (CC.Supp.CD27.5.7)
(April 1, 2014) Petition from residents of Steeles/L'Amoreaux, submitted by Councillor Mike Del Grande, Ward 39 - Scarborough-Agincourt, during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting and containing the signatures of approximately 361 persons. (CC.New)
(April 1, 2014) Petition from the Dorest Park Neighbourhood Association, submitted by Deputy Mayor Norman Kelly, Ward 40 - Scarborough-Agincourt, during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting and containing the signatures of approximately 948 persons. (CC.New)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council rename the "West Hill" neighbourhood to "Kingston Road/Galloway Road/Orton Park Road" to reflect the name that was selected by the community and used by the Neighbourhood Action Partnership (NAP) and Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC) during the implementation of the first phase of the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy.

 

2.         City Council rename the "Morningside" neighbourhood to "Mornelle Court".

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-03-2014 7:57 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD27.5 - Ainslie - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), 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: 19 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, David Shiner, Karen Stintz

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

That City Council rename the "Ionview" neighbourhood to "Birchmount-Eglinton East (BEE)".

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-03-2014 7:59 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD27.5 - Thompson - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), 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: 19 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, David Shiner, Karen Stintz

3 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council amend Recommendation 6 by adding the following measures as 6.e:

 

 6.e       the Early Development Index (EDI) and Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) scores for reading in Grades 3 and 6 and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test in Grade 10.

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-03-2014 8:00 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD27.5 - Davis - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), 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: 18 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, David Shiner, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-03-2014 8:01 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD27.5 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Raymond Cho, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 18 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, David Shiner, Karen Stintz

CD27.5 - Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 - Recommended Neighbourhood Improvement Areas

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adopt the method for calculating the Neighbourhood Equity Score and Neighbourhood Equity Benchmark provided in Appendix A of the report (March 4, 2014) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

2.         City Council rename the Crescent Town Social Planning Neighbourhood to Taylor-Massey Social Planning Neighbourhood, to reflect the name that was selected by the community and used by the Neighbourhood Action Partnership (NAP) and Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC) during the implementation of the first phase of the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy.

           

3.         City Council designate the following 31 neighbourhoods with Neighbourhood Equity Scores below the Neighbourhood Equity Benchmark as Neighbourhood Improvement Areas:

Black Creek

Glenfield-Jane Heights

Mount Dennis

Beechborough-Greenbrook

Oakridge

Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown

Elms-Old Rexdale

Regent Park

Thorncliffe Park

South Parkdale

Crescent Town (recommended to be renamed Taylor-Massey, in accordance with    Recommendation 2 above)

Rockcliffe-Smythe

Scarborough Village

Humber Summit

Rustic

Ionview

Flemingdon Park

Weston

Humbermede

Eglinton East

Morningside

Downsview-Roding-CFB

West Hill

York University Heights

Woburn

Thistletown-Beaumond Heights

Keelesdale-Eglinton West

Victoria Village

Weston-Pellam Park

Kingsview Village-The Westway

Kennedy Park

 

4.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to:

 

a.         Identify Lawrence Heights and other Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) neighbourhoods undergoing revitalization as "Revitalization Communities" with the relevant and necessary supports.

 

b.         Include the communities of Lotherton Pathway and Neptune under the Lawrence Heights Revitalization area, but recognize these communities for their distinct and unique needs.

 

5.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to establish and build an Emerging Neighbourhoods Strategy for the eight (8) neighbourhoods being transitioned from the list of Toronto's Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy.

 

6.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to expand the Urban HEART @ Toronto measurement tool, to include in the future:

 

a.         Underemployment as one of the indicators for the Economic Opportunities domain.

b.         Housing Measurements (including housing conditions, affordability and safety) as one of the indicators for the Social Development domain.

c          Community Safety Measurements.

d.         Mobility Measurements (including public transit, cycling and walking).

 

7.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to:

 

a.         Implement a gender equity lens, to collect gender-disaggregated data and to add additional indicators such as, but not be limited to, Housing, Systemic Discrimination, Community Safety, Child Care, Transit, Unemployment and an expanded Mental Health indicator that includes addictions, when utilizing the Urban HEART @ Toronto Indicators in future calculations of the Neighbourhood Equity Score and Neighbourhood Equity Benchmark.

 

b.         Report to Community Development and Recreation Committee by the end of the first quarter of 2015 on the updated outcomes.

  

8.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report through the 2015 budget process on additional resources required to implement a multi-year Strong Neighbourhood Strategy, in conjunction with Non-Governmental Organization partners.

 

9.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on May 22, 2014, with a breakdown of past Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy investments, by neighbourhood.

 

10.       City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to work with partners in the implementation of the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020, including residents, community agencies, funders, Toronto Community Housing, Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Toronto Police Service and City Agencies, Corporations and Divisions, to identify implementation priorities for 2014 and beyond.

 

11.       City Council forward a copy of the report (March 4, 2014) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) with the request that it consider the report at its next meeting.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, gave a presentation to the Community Development and Recreation Committee.

Origin

(March 4, 2014) Report from from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration

Summary

This report recommends that Council adopt a Neighbourhood Equity Score for establishing Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs) under the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 (TSNS 2020).  The recommended Neighbourhood Equity Score is a single number designed to capture the total weight of unnecessary, unfair and unjust differences faced by neighbourhood residents in five key areas:  Economic Opportunities, Social Development, Healthy Lives, Participation in Decision-Making and Physical Surroundings.  The Score and Benchmark have been calculated using Urban HEART@Toronto, an evidence-based standard for measuring the well-being of Toronto's neighbourhoods.

 

The report recommends that Council designate 31 neighbourhoods as Neighbourhood Improvement Areas under the Strategy.  These recommended neighbourhoods have the lowest overall Neighbourhood Equity Scores.  Their Scores fall below the recommended Neighbourhood Equity Benchmark, a measure that signals that the overall burden of inequities faced by a neighbourhood requires action.

 

Under the 2005 Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy, a total of 23 of the City's 140 social planning neighbourhoods were designated and grouped together into 13 Priority Neighbourhood Areas for Investment (PNIs) for implementation purposes.  The 31 neighbourhoods recommended as NIAs under TSNS 2020 include 15 neighbourhoods that were a part of the PNIs and 16 new neighbourhoods.  A total of 8 neighbourhoods included in the 2005-designated PNIs have Neighbourhood Equity Scores above Benchmark and are not recommended as NIAs.  A complete listing of Neighbourhood Equity Scores for Toronto's 140 neighbourhoods, the Neighbourhood Equity Benchmark, and recommended NIAs are provided in Appendix B.

 

Once NIAs have been designated by Council, implementation of the Strategy will begin in five areas:

 

-           Engagement with partners to establish implementation priorities;

-           Targeted action in approved Neighbourhood Improvement Areas;

-           Implementation in neighbourhoods that are not NIAs;

-           Systemic change to improve equity across all neighbourhoods; and

-           Strategy monitoring, evaluation and data development.

Financial Impact

This report will have no financial impact beyond what has already been approved in the 2014 Operating Budget.

 

As a part of the 2014 Operating Budget process, Council approved an additional $300,000.00 in Community Funding to support emerging needs in underserved areas.  These funds will be allocated during 2014 and 2015 to support the 8 neighbourhoods that are transitioning from the Neighbourhood Improvement Area portfolio.

 

As a part of its 2014 Capital Budget process, Council approved a total of $12M in funding for infrastructure investments in Neighbourhood Improvement Areas.  A total of $3M has been approved for each of 4 years beginning in 2015.

 

Any financial impacts arising from implementation priorities for 2015 and beyond that are identified by the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration in conjunction with implementation partners will be considered as a part of the appropriate budget process.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

 

Background Information

(March 4, 2014) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 - Recommended Neighbourhood Improvement Areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-67382.pdf
(March 4, 2014) Appendix A - TSNS 2020 Neighbourhood Equity Index - Methodological Documentation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-67350.pdf
(March 4, 2014) Appendix B - Neighbourhood Equity Scores for Toronto Neighbourhoods and Recommended Neighbourhood Improvement Areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-67351.pdf
(March 4, 2014) Appendix C - Public Consultation Results - Summary and Complete Notes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-67352.pdf
(March 17, 2014) Presentation from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 - Recommended Neighbourhood Improvement Areas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-67551.pdf

Communications

(March 14, 2014) Letter from Wendy Komiotis, Executive Director, Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (CD.New.CD27.5.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/comm/communicationfile-45873.pdf
(March 14, 2014) Letter from Lisa Olds (CD.New.CD27.5.2)
(March 14, 2014) Letter from Shelley Zuckerman, Executive Director, North York Community House (CD.New.CD27.5.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/comm/communicationfile-45892.pdf
(March 17, 2014) Letter from Iyesha Farah (CD.New.CD27.5.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/comm/communicationfile-45923.pdf

Speakers

Pedro Barata, Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs, United Way Toronto
Michael Rosenberg
Laverda Thomas, Institutional Services Team Leader, The John Howard Society of Toronto
Dr. Kara Santokie, Toronto Women's City Alliance c/o North York Women's Centre
Henry-Mathieu Keegan
Abeer Ali
Suganthine Sivakumar
Shua Amarri, Dorset Park Hub
Lee Soda, Executive Director, Agincourt Community Services Association
Farid Partovi Chaharlangi, Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre
Tammy Clarke
Owen Hinds, Co-chair, Lawrence Heights Inter-organisational Network (LHION)
Toby Samson, Community and Legal Aid Services Programme
Errol Young, Jane Finch Action Against Poverty
Suzanne Narain
Sabrina GoPaul, Black Creek Community Health Centre
Mojgan Rasouli
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor James Pasternak
Councillor Josh Colle
Councillor Peter Leon
Councillor Frank Di Giorgio

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

That City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance, and Administration to:

 

1.         Implement a gender equity lens, to collect gender-disaggregated data and to add additional indicators such as, but not be limited to, Housing, Systemic Discrimination, Community Safety, Child Care, Transit, Unemployment and an expanded Mental Health indicator that includes addictions when utilizing the Urban HEART @ Toronto Indicators in future calculations of the Neighbourhood Equity Score and Neighbourhood Equity Benchmark.

 

2.         Report back to Community Development and Recreation Committee by the end of the first quarter of 2015 on the updated outcomes.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Maria Augimeri (Carried)

That City Council forward a copy of the report (March 4, 2014) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) with the request that it consider the report at its next meeting.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Maria Augimeri (Carried)

That Recommendation 3 of the report (March 4, 2014) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration be amended by adding the following after "funders":

 

"Toronto Community Housing, Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Toronto Police Service,"


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Maria Augimeri (Carried)

That City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on May 22, 2014, with a breakdown of  past Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy investments, by neighbourhood.


5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council direct that the "Crescent Town" Social Planning Neighbourhood be renamed "Taylor-Massey", to reflect the name that was selected by the community and used by the Neighbourhood Action Partnership (NAP) and Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC) during the implementation of the first phase of the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy.


6 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to:

 

1.         Identify Lawrence Heights and other Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) neighbourhoods undergoing revitalization as "Revitalization Communities" with the relevant and necessary supports.

 

2.        Include the communities of Lotherton Pathway and Neptune under the Lawrence Heights Revitalization area, but recognize these communities for their distinct and unique needs.


7 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to expand the Urban HEART @ Toronto measurement tool, to include in the future:

 

a)         "underemployment" as one of their indicators for the Economic Opportunities Domain, not just "unemployment".

b)         housing measurements (i.e. housing conditions, affordability, safety) as one of the indicators for the Social Development domain.

c)         "community safety" measurements under the appropriate domain.

d)         mobility (public transit, cycling and walking) measurements and the appropriate domain.


9 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report through the 2015 budget process on additional resources required to implement a multi-year Strong Neighbourhood Strategy in conjunction with Non-Governmental Organization partners.


10 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)
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