Item - 2014.MM48.19

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on February 19, 2014 without amendments.

MM48.19 - Protecting Toronto's Tenants: Above the Guideline Rent Increase Reform - by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor John Parker

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on February 19 and 20, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend section 126 of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, to:

 

a.         eliminate a Landlord's ability to levy an Above the Guideline Rent Increase for costs prescribed in subsection (1)1 relating to the municipal taxes and utilities;

 

b.         eliminate eligibility of capital expenditures for the purpose of an Above the Guideline Rent Increase under the categories prescribed in subsection (7) a, b and c that constitute general repair and maintenance of the property;

 

c.         add new subsection requiring Landlords to save 10% of rental income for a maintenance account to be accessed for capital expenditures related to the categories prescribed subsection (7) a, b and c; and

 

d.         provide that no rent increases be permitted related to the enactment of Parts 1.a. and b above.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM48.19 be referred to the Executive Committee.  A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Feb-20-2014 3:16 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM48.19 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, John Parker

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Feb-20-2014 7:22 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM48.19 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Mike Del Grande, Norman Kelly, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, James Pasternak

Vote (Adopt Item) Feb-20-2014 7:26 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM48.19 - Adopt the item - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Mike Del Grande, Norman Kelly
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Paula Fletcher, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, James Pasternak

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote on the adoption of Item MM48.19.

Vote (Reconsider Vote) Feb-20-2014 7:25 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM48.19 - Matlow - Reconsider vote to adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Rob Ford
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Paula Fletcher, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, James Pasternak
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council