Item - 2014.EX43.13

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 8, 2014 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on July 2, 2014 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on July 8, 2014.

EX43.13 - Next Phase of Waterfront Revitalization

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.         City Council direct the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B to report on the outcome of a waterfront strategic review in the second quarter of 2015.

 

2.         City Council request Waterfront Toronto to adopt a policy similar to the Freedom of Information request under Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for all documents and communications in its possession.

 

3.         City Council request Waterfront Toronto to retain the services of an independent Open Meeting Investigator similar to the Meeting Investigator for the City of Toronto. The Waterfront Toronto Open Meeting Investigator will receive requests for investigation into meetings which the requester believes did not comply with its open meeting rules, such investigative report shall be made public.

 

4.         City Council request Waterfront Toronto to adopt a policy similar to the one found in the Toronto Public Service by-law which provides a mechanism for disclosure of wrongdoing and protection for staff who do so, and include provisions for the Disclosure of Wrongdoing and Reprisal Protections.

 

5.         City Council request the City Manager to report back through the Executive Committee on the details and timing of implementation of these initiatives in the first quarter of 2015.

 

6.         City Council request the City Manager to report in the first quarter of 2015 on terms of reference for the re-establishment of the Toronto Waterfront Reference group.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 17, 2014) Report from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B on Next Phase of Waterfront Revitalization
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-70846.pdf
(December 18, 2013) Attachment 1 - Waterfront Toronto's Strategic Business Plan, Waterfront 2.0
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-70847.pdf
(June 17, 2014) Attachment 2 - Summary Report of Waterfront Toronto Economic Impact Analysis (April 2001 - March 2013)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-70848.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(July 2, 2014) Letter from Avi Tesciuba, Hines (EX.New.EX43.13.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-48454.pdf
(June 30, 2014) E-mail from Alan Vihant, Great Gulf Group of Companies (EX.New.EX43.13.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-48450.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(July 4, 2014) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.EX43.13.3)
(July 7, 2014) Letter from Mark Wilson, Chair, Waterfront Toronto (CC.New.EX43.13.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48599.pdf
(July 7, 2014) Letter from Neil Pattison, Director of Development, The Daniels Corporation (CC.New.EX43.13.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48600.pdf
(July 7, 2014) Letter from Jason Lester, Chief Executive Officer, Dundee Kilmer Developments L.P. (CC.New.EX43.13.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48621.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Lost)

That City Council direct the City Manager to report back to Council in the first quarter of 2015 with governance options related to the Waterfront Corporation inclusive of bringing back responsibility within the City of Toronto.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-08-2014 6:39 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX43.13 - Perruzza - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Rob Ford, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 26 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-08-2014 6:40 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX43.13 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Karen Stintz

EX43.13 - Next Phase of Waterfront Revitalization

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, to report on the outcome of a waterfront strategic review in the second quarter of 2015.

 

2.         City Council request Waterfront Toronto to adopt a policy similar to the Freedom of Information request under Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for all documents and communications in its possession.

 

3.         City Council request Waterfront Toronto to retain the services of an independent Open Meeting Investigator similar to the Meeting Investigator for the City of Toronto. The Waterfront Toronto Open Meeting Investigator will receive requests for investigation into meetings which the requester believes did not comply with its open meeting rules, such investigative report shall be made public.

 

4.         City Council request Waterfront Toronto to adopt a policy similar to the one found in the Toronto Public Service by-law which provides a mechanism for disclosure of wrongdoing and protection for staff who do so, and include provisions for the Disclosure of Wrongdoing and Reprisal Protections.

 

5.         City Council request the City Manager to report back through the Executive Committee on the details and timing of implementation of these initiatives in the first quarter of 2015.

 

6.         City Council request the City Manager to report in the first quarter of 2015 on terms of reference for the re-establishment of the Toronto Waterfront Reference group.

Origin

(June 17, 2014) Report from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B

Summary

The purpose of this report is to propose a strategic review related to the next phase of waterfront revitalization, the outcome of which will be reported to the Executive Committee in the second quarter of 2015.

 

The need for a strategic review is triggered by the submission of Waterfront Toronto's Strategic Business Plan to the City, efforts to determine a funding scheme for East Bayfront transit and emerging Port Lands Acceleration Initiative work.  The recent provincial and upcoming federal elections also provide a timely opportunity for re-engagement of the government partners and the re-assessment of waterfront priorities.

 

Since Waterfront Toronto was established in 2003, almost $1.5 billion of government funding has been invested in waterfront revitalization.  City funding to the project and capital budget expenditures, along with Waterfront Toronto land and development revenues, will largely complete the capital projects that are underway through to 2017.  However, waterfront revitalization is at the half way point and progress could stall without the continued participation of the three orders of government. 

 

While much work has been completed, a number of important city building projects remain as yet unrealized.  These include waterfront transit, notably the extension of transit to East Bayfront and eastern points, as well as flood protection and servicing in the Port Lands. Both of these initiatives are included in the City's recent development charge renewal for partial funding.  In addition, new projects of significance are emerging.  For example, Great Gulf Corporation's proposed employment hub at 21 Don Roadway beside the Don River and discussion of a subway relief line should be considered as the City plans for the next decade of its waterfront delivery.

 

The proposed strategic review will use the experience of waterfront revitalization since 2000, results of discussions with federal and provincial officials, and consultation with key stakeholders including the public, to formulate a platform for the future.  A set of agreed upon principles, as articulated in this report, will guide the review, the outcome of which will be reported to Council early in its next term.

Background Information

(June 17, 2014) Report from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B on Next Phase of Waterfront Revitalization
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-70846.pdf
(December 18, 2013) Attachment 1 - Waterfront Toronto's Strategic Business Plan, Waterfront 2.0
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-70847.pdf
(June 17, 2014) Attachment 2 - Summary Report of Waterfront Toronto Economic Impact Analysis (April 2001 - March 2013)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-70848.pdf

Communications

(July 2, 2014) Letter from Avi Tesciuba, Hines (EX.New.EX43.13.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-48454.pdf
(June 30, 2014) E-mail from Alan Vihant, Great Gulf Group of Companies (EX.New.EX43.13.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/comm/communicationfile-48450.pdf

Speakers

Cynthia Wilkey, West Don Lands Committee
Jane Robinson, Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association
Julie Beddoes
John Wilson
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Pam McConnell
Councillor Doug Ford
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Janet Davis

Motions

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That City Council:

 

1.        Request Waterfront Toronto to adopt a policy similar to the Freedom of Information request under Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for all documents and communications in its possession.

 

2.         Request Waterfront Toronto to retain the services of an independent Open Meeting Investigator similar to the Meeting Investigator for the City of Toronto. The Waterfront Toronto Open Meeting Investigator will receive requests for investigation into meetings which the requester believes did not comply with its open meeting rules, such investigative report shall be made public.

 

3.          Request Waterfront Toronto to adopt a policy similar to the one found in the Toronto Public Service by-law which provides a mechanism for disclosure of wrongdoing and protection for staff who do so, and include provisions for the Disclosure of Wrongdoing and Reprisal Protections.

 

4.         Request the City Manager to report back through the Executive Committee on the details and timing of implementation of these initiatives in the first quarter of 2015.

 

5.         Request the City Manager report in the first quarter of 2015 on terms of reference for the reestablishment of the Toronto Waterfront Reference group.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-02-2014

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) by Councillor Minnan-Wong
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly (Chair), Peter Leon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti, David Shiner

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-02-2014

Result: Carried Majority Required - Adopt Item as Amended
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Norman Kelly (Chair), Peter Leon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Rob Ford
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti, David Shiner
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council