Item - 2014.ED32.7

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 8, 2014 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Economic Development Committee on June 24, 2014 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 8, 2014.

ED32.7 - Loan of Durham Cathedral's Magna Carta and Forest Charter to Fort York National Historic Site

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

City Council Decision

City Council on July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve entering into a loan agreement with Durham Cathedral to bring its copies of the Magna Carta and the Forest Charter to Toronto to be exhibited at Fort York National Historic Site in Fall 2015.

 

2.         City Council delegate signing authority to the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture for all matters relating to this loan.

 

3.         City Council approve Economic Development and Culture staff undertaking initial planning work in 2014 for the Magna Carta exhibition.

 

4.         City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to include a funding strategy for the 2015 components of the Magna Carta exhibition, with a net zero impact on the tax base, as part of the 2015 operating budget submission for the Economic Development and Culture Division.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 13, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Loan of Durham Cathedral's Magna Carta and Forest Charter to Fort York National Historic Site
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-70122.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-10-2014 2:36 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - ED32.7 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Rob Ford
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser

ED32.7 - Loan of Durham Cathedral's Magna Carta and Forest Charter to Fort York National Historic Site

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

Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve entering into a loan agreement with Durham Cathedral to bring its copies of the Magna Carta and the Forest Charter to Toronto to be exhibited at Fort York National Historic Site in fall 2015.

 

2.         City Council delegate signing authority to the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture for all matters relating to this loan.

 

3.         City Council approve Economic Development and Culture staff undertaking initial planning work in 2014 for the Magna Carta exhibition.

 

4.         City Council direct the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture to include a funding strategy for the 2015 components of the Magna Carta exhibition, with a net zero impact on the tax base, as part of the 2015 operating budget submission for the Economic Development and Culture Division.

Origin

(June 13, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture

Summary

The Magna Carta and the Forest Charter are foundational documents for rights, justice and governance in the Western world. To mark the 800th anniversary of the first signing of these documents, Magna Carta Canada has organized a travelling exhibition to bring Durham Cathedral's copies of the Magna Carta and the Forest Charter (dating from 1225) to Canada.

 

In Toronto, it is proposed that the exhibition be mounted in the new Visitor Centre at Fort York National Historic Site. The display of such significant documents - never seen before in this city - will highlight Fort York's new facility and its capability for hosting major exhibitions. It will also build new audiences there and throughout the City's museum system.

 

This report recommends that City Council approve entering into a loan agreement with Durham Cathedral to exhibit its copies of the Magna Carta and the Forest Charter at Fort York National Historic Site in 2015.

 

Council's approval of this loan is required because the insured value of the documents (about $36.5 million) exceeds the authority delegated to the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture for approving cultural matters ($100,000).

Background Information

(June 13, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Loan of Durham Cathedral's Magna Carta and Forest Charter to Fort York National Historic Site
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-70122.pdf

Motions

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