Item - 2014.EX42.4

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 10, 2014 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on May 27, 2014 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on June 10, 2014.

EX42.4 - Draw the Line - Toronto Ward Boundary Review Project Work Plan, Civic Engagement and Public Consultation Strategy

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve Draw the Line: Toronto Ward Boundary Review Project Work Plan, Civic Engagement and Public Consultation Strategy attached as Appendix A to the report (May 12, 2014) from the City Manager.

 

2.         City Council authorize the use of funds in the amount of $800,050 from the Innovation Reserve Fund, Account XR1713 for 2014 to 2016 to cover the costs for the Toronto Ward Boundary Review.

 

3.         City Council increase the 2014 approved Operating Budget for the City Manager's Office by $0.368 million gross and $0 net to provide for the third party consultant to undertake 2014 research, civic engagement and public consultation activities for the Toronto Ward Boundary Review. 

Background Information (Committee)

(May 12, 2014) Report from the City Manager on Draw the Line - Toronto Ward Boundary Review Project Work Plan, Civic Engagement and Public Consultation Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-69433.pdf
(April 28, 2014) Appendix A - Draw the Line - Toronto Ward Boundary Review Project Work Plan, Civic Engagement and Public Consultation Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-69434.pdf
(May 27, 2014) Presentation from the Canadian Urban Institute on Project Work Plan, Civic Engagement and Public Consultation Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-69622.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(June 4, 2014) Supplementary report from the City Manager on Draw the Line: Toronto Ward Boundary Review Project Work Plan, Civic Engagement and Public Consultation Strategy - Information on Project Budget Breakdown (EX42.4a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-70335.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Lost)
That consideration of the item be deferred until the first quarter of 2015 and City Council request the City Manager to inquire as to when the Province will be reporting on its review of the Provincial riding boundaries and report his findings to Council by March 2015.

Vote (Defer Item) Jun-10-2014 5:59 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX42.4 - Shiner - motion 1 - Defer the item
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Chin Lee, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Raymond Cho, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-10-2014 6:06 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX42.4 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Raymond Cho, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council end the debate on Item EX42.4 and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) Jun-10-2014 6:05 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - EX42.4 - End debate
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Josh Matlow, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Raymond Cho, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

EX42.4 - Draw the Line - Toronto Ward Boundary Review Project Work Plan, Civic Engagement and Public Consultation Strategy

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve Draw the Line: Toronto Ward Boundary Review Project Work Plan, Civic Engagement and Public Consultation Strategy attached as Appendix A to the report (May 12, 2014) from the City Manager.

 

2.         City Council authorize the use of funds in the amount of $800,050 from the Innovation Reserve Fund, Account XR1713 for 2014 to 2016 to cover the costs for the Toronto Ward Boundary Review.

 

3.         City Council increase the 2014 approved Operating Budget for the City Manager's Office by $0.368 million gross and $0 net to provide for the third party consultant to undertake 2014 research, civic engagement and public consultation activities for the Toronto Ward Boundary Review. 

Origin

(May 12, 2014) Report from the City Manager

Summary

At its meeting on June 11, 2013, City Council authorized the City Manager to retain a third party consultant to undertake a Ward Boundary Review for Toronto consistent with the Terms of Reference adopted by City Council.

 

Following a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process, at its meeting on March 5, 2014, the Bid Committee authorized the award to conduct an independent, objective analysis and review of the City of Toronto's ward boundaries to the Canadian Urban Institute.

 

The purpose of this report is to transmit the consultant's work plan, Draw the Line: Toronto Ward Boundary Review Project Work Plan, Civic Engagement and Public Consultation Strategy, for City Council's consideration.  The work plan is consistent with the Terms of Reference adopted by City Council and applies judicially recognized principles, considers leading electoral and public policy research and advice and implements a two-step broad engagement and consultation strategy with the Toronto public, communities, key stakeholders, the Mayor and City Councillors. 

 

Toronto’s ward boundary review must follow an independent and unbiased process that includes substantial public consultation and complies with principles set out by the courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).  

Background Information

(May 12, 2014) Report from the City Manager on Draw the Line - Toronto Ward Boundary Review Project Work Plan, Civic Engagement and Public Consultation Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-69433.pdf
(April 28, 2014) Appendix A - Draw the Line - Toronto Ward Boundary Review Project Work Plan, Civic Engagement and Public Consultation Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-69434.pdf
(May 27, 2014) Presentation from the Canadian Urban Institute on Project Work Plan, Civic Engagement and Public Consultation Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-69622.pdf

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Paula Fletcher

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Deputy Mayor Norman Kelly (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) May-27-2014

Result: Carried Majority Required - Kelly - Adopt item
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Frank Di Giorgio, Norman Kelly (Chair), Peter Leon, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Vincent Crisanti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Gary Crawford, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council