Item - 2014.GM28.10

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on April 1, 2014 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Government Management Committee on February 24, 2014. It is being forwarded to City Council without recommendations. It will be considered by City Council on April 1, 2014.

GM28.10 - Guild Inn - Revitalization and Development of Restaurant and Banquet Centre Facilities

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
43 - Scarborough East

City Council Decision

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

 

1.         City Council authorize the City to enter into a Letter of Intent with Guild Inn Estate Inc. for a sublease transaction for the Guild Inn building and certain surrounding lands shown shaded at Schedule "B" to the report (March 25, 2014) from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to construct and operate the proposed restaurant and event/banquet/conference centre, substantially on the terms and conditions set out in Schedule "A" and Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (March 25, 2014) from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and on such further or amended terms and conditions as deemed appropriate by the Chief Corporate Officer or her designate, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         To implement the Letter of Intent, City Council authorize the City to enter into a Sublease Agreement with Guild Inn Estate Inc. (the "Sublease") and any other project-related agreements required to implement the transaction contemplated by the Letter of Intent and the Sublease (the "Project-Related Agreements") subject to such further or amended terms and conditions as may be deemed appropriate by the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

3.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director, Real Estate Services to severally execute the Letter of Intent, Sublease and Project-Related Agreements on behalf of the City.

 

4.         City Council authorize the public release of the information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (March 25, 2014) from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, following the execution of the Sublease with Guild Inn Estate Inc.

 

5.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer or designate, in consultation with the Acting General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation or designate, to administer and manage the Sublease and Project-Related Agreements including the provision of any consents, approvals, notices and notices of termination provided that the Chief Corporate Officer may, at any time, refer consideration of such matters (including their content) to City Council for its determination and direction.

 

6.         City Council authorize the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation or designate to approve necessary tree removal that may be required in the course of this project, subject to:

 

a.         ensuring that no unnecessary destruction occurs, as per the appropriate City of Toronto Tree Protection Bylaws, and all impacts are mitigated to the fullest extent possible; and

 

b.         receipt of satisfactory tree protection plan, tree replanting plan, and natural environment stewardship plan.

 

7.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the Letter of Intent, the Sublease and Project-Related Agreements, deliver any notices, and amend the commencement and other dates to such earlier or later date(s), as the City Solicitor may, from time to time, determine.

 

8.         City Council pass a by-law pursuant to Section 252 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, authorizing the City to:

 

a.         enter into a Municipal Capital Facility Agreement with Guild Inn Estate Inc. in respect of a portion of 205 Guildwood Parkway that will be used as an eligible municipal capital facility for community centre use, and parking ancillary to such use (the “Eligible Property”), in accordance with Ontario Regulation 598/06;

 

b.         declare that the Eligible Property be used primarily for local community activities, for the purposes of the City, and for a public use; and

 

c.         exempt the Eligible Property from property taxation for municipal and school purposes, which tax exemption is to be effective from the latter of the following dates: the date the municipal capital facility agreement is signed, the date the tax exemption by-law is enacted, and the commencement date of the Sublease.

 

9.         City Council authorize the City Clerk to give written notice of the By-law when enacted pursuant to the requirements of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

 

10.       City Council authorize the City, in its capacity as land owner only (and not in its capacity as a planning/regulatory authority) to consent to the submission by Guild Inn Estate Inc. of applications and documents required in connection with any regulatory approvals in respect of the Project and further, City Council authorize each of the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director, Real Estate Services to severally execute any documents required in this regard.

 

11.       City Council authorize the introduction of any necessary Bills to City Council.

 

12.       City Council authorize the public release of Schedule "A" to Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (February 5, 2014) from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and direct that the balance of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (February 5, 2014) from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation remain confidential as it contains information relating to the security of property belonging to the City.

 

Schedule "A" to Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (February 5, 2014) from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation is now public and can be accessed under Background Information (City Council).

 

The balance of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (February 5, 2014) from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation remains confidential in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it contains information relating to the security of property belonging to the City

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (March 25, 2014) from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation remains confidential in its entirety at this time in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it contains information relating to the security of property belonging to the City. Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (March 25, 2014) from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation will be made public following the execution of the Sublease with Guild Inn Estate Inc.

Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the municipality or local board

Background Information (Committee)

(February 5, 2014) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on Guild Inn - Revitalization and Development of Restaurant and Banquet Centre Facilities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-66860.pdf
(February 5, 2014) Confidential Attachment 1 - Guild Inn - Revitalization and Development of Restaurant and Banquet Centre Facilities

Background Information (City Council)

(March 25, 2014) Supplementary Report from the Chief Corporate Officer, General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Guild Inn - Revitalization and Development of Restaurant and Banquet Centre Facilities (GM28.10a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-68116.pdf
Schedule "A" to Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (February 5, 2014) - site map and drawing made public on April 10, 2014
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-68267.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That:

 

A.        City Council adopt the recommendations contained in the supplementary report (March 25, 2014) from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Acting General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation [GM28.10a]:

 

1.         City Council grant authority to enter into a Letter of Intent (the "LOI") with Guild Inn Estate Inc. ("GIE") for a sublease transaction for the Guild Inn building and certain surrounding lands shown shaded at Schedule "B" of this report to construct and operate the proposed restaurant and event/banquet/conference centre, substantially on the terms and conditions set out in Schedule A of this report and Attachment 1 – Confidential Information attached to this report, and on such further or amended terms and conditions as deemed appropriate by the Chief Corporate Officer or her designate, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2.         To implement the LOI, City Council grant authority to enter into a Sublease Agreement with GIE (the "Sublease") and any other project-related agreements required to implement the transaction contemplated by LOI and the Sublease (the "Project-Related Agreements") subject to such further or amended terms and conditions as may be deemed appropriate by the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

3.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director, Real Estate Services to severally execute the LOI, Sublease and Project-Related Agreements on behalf of the City.

 

4.         City Council authorize the public release of the information contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 of this Report, following execution of the Sublease with GIE.

 

5.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer or his/her designate in consultation with General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation or his/her designate, to administer and manage the Sublease and Project-Related Agreements including the provision of any consents, approvals, notices and notices of termination provided that the Chief Corporate Officer may, at any time, refer consideration of such matters (including their content) to City Council for its determination and direction.

 

6.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation or designate to approve necessary tree removal that may be required in the course of this project, subject to:

 

i.          ensuring that no unnecessary destruction occurs, as per the appropriate City of Toronto Tree Protection Bylaws, and all impacts are mitigated to the fullest extent possible; and

 

ii.          receipt of satisfactory tree protection plan, tree replanting plan, and natural environment stewardship plan.

 

7.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the LOI, the Sublease and Project-Related Agreements, deliver any notices, and amend the commencement and other dates to such earlier or later date(s), as she may, from time to time determine.

 

8.         City Council pass a by-law pursuant to Section 252 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, providing authority to:

 

a.         enter into a Municipal Capital Facility Agreement with GIE in respect of a portion of 205 Guildwood Parkway that will be used as an eligible municipal capital facility for community centre use, and parking ancillary to such use (the “Eligible Property”), in accordance with Ontario Regulation 598/06;

 

b.         declare that the Eligible Property be used primarily for local community activities, for the purposes of the City, and for a public use; and

 

c.         exempt the Eligible Property from property taxation for municipal and school purposes, which tax exemption is to be effective from the latter of the following dates: the date the municipal capital facility agreement is signed, the date the tax exemption by-law is enacted, and the commencement date of the Sublease.

 

9.         City Council authorize the City Clerk to give written notice of the By-law when enacted pursuant to the requirements of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

 

10.       City Council grant authority for the City, in its capacity as land owner only (and not in its capacity as a planning/regulatory authority) to consent to the submission by GIE of applications and documents required in connection with any regulatory approvals in respect of the Project and each of the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director, Real Estate Services be authorized severally to execute any documents required in this regard.

 

11.       Authority be granted for the introduction of any necessary Bills to City Council.

 

B.        City Council authorize the public release of Schedule A to Confidential Attachment 1 to report (February 5, 2014) from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and direct that the balance of Confidential Attachment 1 remain confidential as it contains information relating to the security of property belonging to the City.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-02-2014 2:16 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GM28.10 - Ainslie - motion 1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan

GM28.10 - Guild Inn - Revitalization and Development of Restaurant and Banquet Centre Facilities

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Without Recs
Ward:
43 - Scarborough East

Confidential Attachment - The security of the property of the municipality or local board

Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee submits this item to City Council without recommendation.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Government Management Committee requested the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to report directly to City Council on April 1, 2014 on further progress related to negotiations with Dynamic Hospitality and Entertainment Group.

 

The Government Management Committee recessed its public session and met in closed session to consider confidential information on this Item as it relates to the security of the property of the municipality or local board.

Origin

(February 5, 2014) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

On July 16, 2013, City Council approved the selection of Dynamic Hospitality and Entertainment Group ("Dynamic") to design, build, finance and operate a new restaurant and banquet/event centre at the Guild Inn site.  The purpose of this report is to update the Government Management Committee on the status of the project and the principle terms and conditions of proposed long-term sublease agreement and other agreements related to the project.

Background Information

(February 5, 2014) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on Guild Inn - Revitalization and Development of Restaurant and Banquet Centre Facilities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-66860.pdf
(February 5, 2014) Confidential Attachment 1 - Guild Inn - Revitalization and Development of Restaurant and Banquet Centre Facilities

Motions

1 - Motion to Meet in Closed Session moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

2:47 p.m. - That the Government Management Committee meet in closed session to consider this item as it relates to the security of the property of the municipality or local board.


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That:

 

1.         The Government Management Committee submit this item to City Council without recommendation.

 

2.         The Government Management Committee request the Chief Corporate Officer, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to report directly to City Council on April 1, 2014 on further progress related to negotiations with Dynamic Hospitality and Entertainment Group.


3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)
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