Item - 2014.CD30.11

Tracking Status

  • City Council considered this item on July 8, 2014 and referred this item to an official or another committee or body. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the referral.
  • This item was considered by the Community Development and Recreation Committee on June 25, 2014 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 8, 2014.

CD30.11 - Relocation of Cornerstone Place Shelter

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Referred
Wards:
15 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 17 - Davenport, 21 - St. Paul's

City Council Decision

City Council on July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014, referred Item CD30.11 back to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and requested the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to:

 

1.         undertake community outreach and consultation in accordance with the requirement of the Municipal Shelter By-law 138-2003; and

 

2.         report to the August 14, 2014 meeting of the Community Development and Recreation Committee on the results of the community meeting and on the actions taken to accommodate the shelter needs of the 50 displaced persons.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 20, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on the Relocation of Cornerstone Place Shelter
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-70948.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Josh Colle (Amended)

That:

 

1.         City Council refer the Item back to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to:

 

a.         conduct a community meeting in accordance with the requirement of the Municipal Shelter By-law 138-2003; and

 

b.         report to the August 14, 2014 meeting of the Community Development and Recreation Committee on the results of the community meeting and on an interim strategy for maintaining the 50 beds while respecting the 90 percent occupancy standards.

 

Amended by motion 2 by Councillor Fletcher

Vote (Refer Item) Jul-10-2014 7:45 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD30.11 - Colle - motion 1 as amended - Refer the item
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz

2 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That motion 1 by Councillor Colle be amended by:

 

a.         in Part a. - deleting the words "conduct" and replacing it with "undertake" and deleting the word "meeting" and replacing it with "outreach and consultation"; and

 

b.         in Part b. - deleting the words "an interim strategy for maintaining the 50 beds while respecting the 90 percent occupancy standards" and replacing with "the actions taken to accommodate the shelter needs of the 50 displaced persons"

 

so that the motion now reads:

 

1.         City Council refer the Item back to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to:

 

a.         undertake community outreach and consultation in accordance with the requirement of the Municipal Shelter By-law 138-2003; and

 

b.         report to the August 14, 2014 meeting of the Community Development and Recreation Committee on the results of the community meeting and on the actions taken to accommodate the shelter needs of the 50 displaced persons

Vote (Amend Motion) Jul-10-2014 7:44 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD30.11 - Fletcher - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, 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 Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz

CD30.11 - Relocation of Cornerstone Place Shelter

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
15 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 17 - Davenport, 21 - St. Paul's

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the permanent relocation of Cornerstone Place Shelter at 616 Vaughan Road, subject to:

 

a.         Cornerstone Place providing a business case that demonstrates the viability of the shelter's operations at the new location, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; and

 

b.         a community meeting being conducted in accordance with the requirement of the Municipal Shelter By-law 138-2003.

Origin

(June 20, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

Summary

Cornerstone Place is a 50-bed men's purchase of service shelter located at 833 St. Clair Avenue West in Ward 21. The property has been sold to a developer and the shelter must vacate the facility in the very near future. The developer is working closely with Cornerstone, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA), and the local ward councillor to support the residents staying at the current site for as long as possible. A proposed new location has been identified at 616 Vaughan Road, in Ward 15, which requires Council approval in order to proceed.

 

If Council approves the new location for the shelter, SSHA will work in cooperation with the local ward councillor to conduct a community meeting for area residents to discuss the planned shelter location.

 

In order to ensure service continuity for the men at Cornerstone, Cornerstone Baptist Tabernacle has offered the use of space at 21 Blackthorn Avenue in Ward 17 as a temporary, emergency shelter site until the location at 616 Vaughan Road is ready for occupancy. SSHA staff support this interim solution. If this temporary site cannot be utilized, the residents of Cornerstone would be absorbed into the available beds within the rest of the men's shelter system and the staff at Cornerstone would likely have to be laid off until the new location is ready for occupancy.

Background Information

(June 20, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on the Relocation of Cornerstone Place Shelter
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-70948.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Maria Augimeri (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council