Item - 2014.PG34.4

Tracking Status

PG34.4 - Official Plan Policies for Implementing a Development Permit System - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.         City Council amend the Draft Official Plan Amendment in Attachment 1 to the report (May 28, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, by:

 

a.         adding the following to the end of Policy 3: "However, development permit by-laws will only be prepared for those areas within the City identified by Council, following at least one community meeting in the affected area, in addition to any requirements under the Planning Act." so that the revised Policy 3 reads:

 

"The entire City of Toronto is identified by this policy as a development permit area. However, development permit by-laws will only be prepared for those areas within the City identified by Council, following at least one community meeting in the affected area, in addition to any requirements under the Planning Act,";

 

b.         adding the following to the end of Policy 13: "in a manner that in the opinion of City Council is at least as effective to that available for zoning and minor variance applications in areas where a development permit by-law does not exist." so that Policy 13 reads:

 

"Development permit by-laws will establish the extent and the method of public notification and the means by which Council will confer with the public on applications for a development permit, in a manner that in the opinion of City Council is at least as effective to that available for zoning and minor variance applications in areas where a development permit by-law does not exist,";

 

c.         adding the following to the end of Policy 14: "However, despite the delegation, the Ward Councillor may require that the development permit application be submitted to the appropriate Community Council and to Council for a decision." so that Policy 14 reads:

"Where a development permit by-law has been enacted, Council may delegate its decision making authority respecting development permit applications and its authority to execute, amend and release development permit agreements to a Committee or body appointed by Council or an employee of the City of Toronto. However, despite the delegation, the Ward Councillor may require that the development permit application be submitted to the appropriate Community Council and to Council for a decision."

2.         City Council amend the Official Plan by introducing policies that allow for the implementation of a development permit system substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment in Attachment 1 to the report (May 28, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as amended by Part 1 above.

 

3.         City Council direct that development permit by-laws be drafted by local planning staff and brought to the local Community Council for consideration at a statutory public meeting.

 

4.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any technical or stylistic changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment as may be required.

 

5.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, during her review of the potential for the application of a development permit by-law in specific areas, to delete the North Yonge Secondary Plan on the west side of Yonge Street from that review.

 

6.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with residents in:

 

a.         Bloor West Village to assess interest in moving forward with a study to prepare a development permit by-law for the area between Keele Street and the Humber River fronting Bloor Street West;

 

b.         in Cedarvale and Forest Hill to assess interest in moving forward with a study to prepare a development permit by-law for Eglinton Avenue West between Marlee and Spadina Avenue; and

 

c.         the Weston and Mount Dennis areas to assess interest in moving forward with a study to prepare a Development Permit System by-law.

 

7.         City Council request that residents, including all local residents' associations, be consulted by the City Councillors for Wards 22, 25 and 16 and the appropriate City Planning staff, prior to Community Council consideration of a Development Permit System By-law Area for the Yonge and Eglinton Urban Growth Centre.

 

8.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to work with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to improve and broaden the consultation process for the Development Permit System and to report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee with a more detailed analysis addressing outstanding issues from resident associations, property owners and planning/legal professionals.

 

9.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to Planning and Growth Management Committee on the possibility of including affordable housing in all Development Permit System areas.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Committee)

(May 28, 2014) Report and Attachment 1 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Official Plan Policies for Implementing a Development Permit System - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70294.pdf
(May 29, 2014) Notice of Public Meeting to be Held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee (Under the Planning Act)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70299.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(July 7, 2014) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Official Plan Policies for Implementing a Development Permit System [PG34.4a]
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-71316.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 9, 2014) Letter from Jordan Erasmus, Planner, Infrastructure Ontario (PG.Main.PG34.4.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47931.pdf
(June 12, 2014) E-mail from Cathie Macdonald (PG.Supp.PG34.4.2)
(June 12, 2014) E-mail from Anna King, Chair, Community Liaison Committee, Stanley Knowles Housing Co operative (PG.Supp.PG34.4.3)
(June 13, 2014) E-mail from Tom Cohen, Chair, Eglinton Park Residents' Association (PG.Supp.PG34.4.4)
(June 16, 2014) Fax from Alan Redway (PG.Supp.PG34.4.5)
(June 18, 2014) Letter from John Campey, Executive Director, Social Planning Toronto Centre and Kevin Lee, Executive Director, Scadding Court (PG.New.PG34.4.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48236.pdf
(June 18, 2014) E-mail from Jessica Wilson, Vice Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayers Associations of Toronto (PG.New.PG34.4.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48261.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from William Roberts, Chair, Confederation of Resident & Ratepayers Associations in Toronto (PG.New.PG34.4.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48262.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from David Fleming, Executive Secretary, Swansea Area Ratepayers' Association (PG.New.PG34.4.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48263.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Signe Leisk, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, representing Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited (PG.New.PG34.4.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48264.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Martin Gerwin & Judith Rutledge, Co-chairs, Mimico Lakeshore Network Steering Committee (PG.New.PG34.4.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48265.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Krista Wylie, Bloor West Village Residentsí Association (PG.New.PG34.4.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48267.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Ralph Daley, President, Grange Community Association (PG.New.PG34.4.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48268.pdf
(June 18, 2014) E-mail from T J D West (PG.New.PG34.4.14)
(June 18, 2014) Letter from David Harrison, Chair Annex Residents' Association (PG.New.PG34.4.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48272.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Patrick Smyth, Avenue Road Eglinton Community Association (PG.New.PG34.4.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48257.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Danielle Chin, Senior Planner, Building Industry and Land Development Association (PG.New.PG34.4.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48292.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from George Belza, Partner, Analogica (PG.New.PG34.4.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48275.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Calvin Lantz, Stikeman Elliot, representing CAPREIT Limited Partnership (PG.New.PG34.4.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48293.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Terry Mills, Arris Strategy Studio (PG.New.PG34.4.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48294.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Peggy Moulder, Etobicoke-Lakeshore Community Planning Group (PG.New.PG34.4.21)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48295.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Brian Maguire, Acting Chair, Forest Hill Homeowners' Association (PG.New.PG34.4.22)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48277.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Calvin Lantz, Stikeman Elliot, representing RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (PG.New.PG34.4.23)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48278.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Denise Baker, WeirFoulds LLP, various food services companies (PG.New.PG34.4.24)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48279.pdf
(June 18, 2014) E-mail from Robert Gulllins (PG.New.PG34.4.25)
(June 18, 2014) E-mail from Steve Nazar (PG.New.PG34.4.26)
(June 18, 2014) Letter from William Roberts, Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (PG.New.PG34.4.27)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48321.pdf
(June 19, 2014) Letter from Mary Todorow, Research/Policy Analyst, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (PG.New.PG34.4.28)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48342.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(July 4, 2014) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Carol Fripp, Co-Presidents, Leaside Property Owners Association (CC.Supp.PG34.4.29)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48475.pdf
(July 4, 2014) Letter from CORRA Executive, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (CC.Supp.PG34.4.30)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48517.pdf
(July 6, 2014) E-mail from Jessica Wilson, President, Ossington Community Association (CC.Supp.PG34.4.31)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48578.pdf
(July 5, 2014) E-mail from Krista Wylie on behalf of Bloor West Village Residents' Association (CC.Supp.PG34.4.32)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48579.pdf
(July 6, 2014) E-mail from William H. Roberts, CORRA Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (CC.Supp.PG34.4.33)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48580.pdf
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Steve Nazar (CC.Supp.PG34.4.34)
(July 5, 2014) E-mail from Chris Sellors, President, Oriole Park Association (CC.Supp.PG34.4.35)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48582.pdf
(July 4, 2014) Letter from Timothy Dobson, OALA, Chairman, Lakeshore Planning Council Corp. (CC.Supp.PG34.4.36)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48583.pdf
(July 5, 2014) E-mail from Barbi Lazarus (CC.Supp.PG34.4.37)
(July 4, 2014) Letter from Geoff Kettel and George Milbrandt, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Association (FoNTRA) (CC.Supp.PG34.4.38)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48585.pdf
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Alan Redway (CC.Supp.PG34.4.39)
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Ben Daube, President, The Sherwood Park Residents' Association (CC.Supp.PG34.4.40)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48597.pdf
(July 7, 2014) Letter from Brian Maguire, Acting Chair, Forest Hill Homeowners' Association (CC.New.PG34.4.41)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48631.pdf
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from George S. Belza, Partner, Analogica (CC.New.PG34.4.42)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48632.pdf
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Vanessa Minkowski on behalf of the Old Mill Community Association Board (CC.New.PG34.4.43)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48633.pdf
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Jeremy Skinner (CC.New.PG34.4.44)
(July 7, 2014) Letter from Calvin Lantz, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, representing Deltera Inc. (CC.New.PG34.4.45)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48635.pdf
(July 7, 2014) Letter from Calvin Lantz, Stikeman Elliot LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, representing Greey Realty Holdings Limited (CC.New.PG34.4.46)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48636.pdf
(July 7, 2014) Letter from Calvin Lantz, Stikeman Elliot LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, representing Lindvest Properties Limited (CC.New.PG34.4.47)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48637.pdf
(July 7, 2014) Letter from Calvin Lantz, Stikeman Elliot LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, representing 2142792 Ontario Ltd., 2157341 Ontario Ltd., King Edward Investments Inc., Emma Nicola Potemkin Ltd., 1028651 Ontario Ltd., 1452736 Ontario Ltd., 619595 Ontario Inc., 1115790 Ontario Inc., 736963 Ontario Ltd., 847702 Ontario Ltd. and 2054138 Ontario Ltd. (CC.New.PG34.4.48)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48638.pdf
(July 7, 2014) Letter from Calvin Lantz, Stikeman Elliot LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, representing Bailey & Company (CC.New.PG34.4.49)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48639.pdf
(July 7, 2014) Letter from Calvin Lantz, Stikeman Elliot LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, representing S-K Sportswear Limited, Szmul Koplowicz and Abraham Koplowicz (CC.New.PG34.4.50)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48640.pdf
(July 7, 2014) Letter from Calvin Lantz, Stikeman Elliot LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, representing Terracap Management Inc. (CC.New.PG34.4.51)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48641.pdf
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Rasa Mazeika (CC.New.PG34.4.52)
(July 7, 2014) Letter from Ken Greenberg, Principal, Greenberg Consultants Inc. (CC.New.PG34.4.53)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48658.pdf
(July 8, 2014) E-mail from Frank Peters (CC.New.PG34.4.54)
(July 8, 2014) E-mail from E.L. Cramp, Secretary, High Park Residents' Association (CC.New.PG34.4.55)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48660.pdf
(July 8, 2014) Letter from Eileen Denny, President, Teddington Park Residents Association Inc. (CC.New.PG34.4.56)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48661.pdf
(July 4, 2014) Letter from Robert Truman, Planning and Development Consultant (CC.New.PG34.4.57)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48662.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That City Council request that residents, including all local residents' associations, be consulted by the City Councillors for Wards 22, 25 and 16 and the appropriate City Planning staff, prior to Community Council consideration of a Development Permit System By-law Area for the Yonge and Eglinton Urban Growth Centre.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-11-2014 5:31 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.4 - Matlow - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Sarah Doucette (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with residents in Bloor West Village to assess interest in moving forward with a study to prepare development permit by-law for the area between Keele Street and the Humber River fronting Bloor Street West.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-11-2014 5:32 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.4 - Doucette - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz

3a - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor John Filion (Lost)

That the item be referred to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning obtain written confirmation from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing that the City of Toronto has the ability to enact a development permit by-law which does not allow site specific appeals and to report back to Council once confirmation has been received.

 

Lost as amended by motion 4a by Councillor Wong-Tam.

Vote (Refer Item) Jul-11-2014 4:40 PM

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required - PG34.4 - Filion - motion 3a - Refer the item as amended by motion 4a by Wong-Tam
Total members that voted Yes: 15 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 15 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Norman Kelly, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, John Parker, Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz

3b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor John Filion (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, during her review of the potential for the application of a development permit by-law in specific areas, to delete the North Yonge Secondary Plan on the west side of Yonge Street from that review.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-11-2014 5:33 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.4 - Filion - motion 3b
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, John Parker, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz

4a - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

That the motion by Councillor Filion be amended by adding the words "and to conduct further consultation and report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee with a more detailed analysis addressing outstanding issues from resident associations, property owners and planning/legal professionals" so that the motion now reads:

 

That the item be referred to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to obtain written confirmation from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing that the City of Toronto has the ability to enact a development permit by-law which does not allow site specific appeals and to report back to Council once confirmation has been received and to conduct further consultation and report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee with a more detailed analysis addressing outstanding issues from resident associations, property owners and planning/legal professionals.

 

Motion 3a by Councillor Filion subsequently lost as amended.

Vote (Amend Motion) Jul-11-2014 4:38 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.4 - Wong-Tam - motion 4a
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Norman Kelly, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, John Parker, Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz

4b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

That City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to work with the Executive Director, Social Development and Finance Administration to improve and broaden the consultation process for the Development Permit System and to report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee with a more detailed analysis addressing outstanding issues from resident associations, property owners and planning/legal professionals.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-11-2014 5:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.4 - Wong-Tam - motion 4b
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are John Parker
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz

5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to Planning and Growth Management Committee on the possibility of including affordable housing in all Development Permit System areas.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-11-2014 5:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.4 - Bailao - motion 5
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are John Parker
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz

6a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with residents in Cedarvale and Forest Hill to assess interest in moving forward with a study to prepare a development permit by-law for Eglinton Avenue West between Marlee and Spadina Avenue.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-11-2014 5:35 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.4 - Mihevc - motion 6a
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz

6b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult residents in Weston and Mount Dennis areas to assess interest in moving forward with a study to prepare a Development Permit System by-law.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-11-2014 5:36 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.4 - Mihevc - motion 6b
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-11-2014 5:37 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.4 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz

PG34.4 - Official Plan Policies for Implementing a Development Permit System - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         The Draft Official Plan Amendment appended to the report (May 28, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as Attachment 1 be amended by:

 

a.         Adding the following to the end of Policy 3: "However, development permit by-laws will only be prepared for those areas within the City identified by Council, following at least one community meeting in the affected area, in addition to any requirements under the Planning Act." so that the revised Policy 3 reads:

"The entire City of Toronto is identified by this policy as a development permit area. However, development permit by-laws will only be prepared for those areas within the City identified by Council, following at least one community meeting in the affected area, in addition to any requirements under the Planning Act."

 

b.         Adding the following to the end of Policy 13: "in a manner that in the opinion of City Council is at least as effective to that available for zoning and minor variance applications in areas where a development permit by-law does not exist." so that Policy 13 reads:

 

"Development permit by-laws will establish the extent and the method of public notification and the means by which Council will confer with the public on applications for a development permit, in a manner that in the opinion of City Council is at least as effective to that available for zoning and minor variance applications in areas where a development permit by-law does not exist."

 

c.         Adding the following to the end of Policy 14: "However, despite the delegation, the Ward Councillor may require that the development permit application be submitted to the appropriate Community Council and to Council for a decision." so that Policy 14 reads:

"Where a development permit by-law has been enacted, Council may delegate its decision making authority respecting development permit applications and its authority to execute, amend and release development permit agreements to a Committee or body appointed by Council or an employee of the City of Toronto. However, despite the delegation, the Ward Councillor may require that the development permit application be submitted to the appropriate Community Council and to Council for a decision."

2.         City Council amend the Official Plan by introducing policies that allow for the implementation of a development permit system substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment appended as Attachment 1 to the report (May 28, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as amended by Recommendation 1.

 

3.         City Council direct that development permit by-laws be drafted by local planning staff and brought to the local Community Council for consideration at a statutory public meeting.

 

4.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any technical or stylistic changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment as may be required.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee:

 

1.         Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consider potential technical refinement of the proposed wording (without changing its intent) based on comments presented at the Planning and Growth Management Committee or submitted through members of Council and report to Council prior to consideration of the development permit system Official Plan Amendment.

2.         Directed the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to examine the potential for the application of a development permit by-law in the Etobicoke Centre area, the Scarborough Centre area, the North Yonge Secondary Plan area, the Yonge Eglinton Centre area and the King Spadina Planning District.

Origin

(May 28, 2014) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

Attached to this report is a draft Official Plan Amendment which introduces the policies necessary to implement a development permit system for the City of Toronto. The amendment includes changes to Schedule 3 of the Official Plan to provide for complete application requirements for development permit approvals. A new Schedule 3A is also proposed outlining the requirements for a complete application request to amend a development permit by-law. One additional policy was added stating Council's intent to establish methods by which public notification will be given and means by which Council will confer with the public on applications for a development permit approval.

 

The report recommends four areas for the initial consideration of development permit by-laws – Etobicoke Centre Secondary Plan area, the Scarborough Centre Secondary Plan area, the North Yonge Secondary Plan area, and the Yonge Eglinton Centre area. It is important to start with areas where growth expectations have a foundation of existing detailed policies that will help guide the creation of development permit by-law standards and criteria. Establishing a framework for the process involved in the by-law development, the structure and components of the by-law, and the internal review procedures will help future development permit by-laws.

 

It is anticipated that creating development permit by-laws will be an outcome of the current program of area-based study and review, such as the Avenue studies work program. Consultants will be retained to help prepare the necessary background studies. Funding will also include retention of the consultants as expert witnesses, should an Ontario Municipal Board hearing occur with respect to any development permit by-law.

Background Information

(May 28, 2014) Report and Attachment 1 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Official Plan Policies for Implementing a Development Permit System - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70294.pdf
(May 29, 2014) Notice of Public Meeting to be Held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee (Under the Planning Act)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70299.pdf

Communications

(June 9, 2014) Letter from Jordan Erasmus, Planner, Infrastructure Ontario (PG.Main.PG34.4.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47931.pdf
(June 12, 2014) E-mail from Cathie Macdonald (PG.Supp.PG34.4.2)
(June 12, 2014) E-mail from Anna King, Chair, Community Liaison Committee, Stanley Knowles Housing Co operative (PG.Supp.PG34.4.3)
(June 13, 2014) E-mail from Tom Cohen, Chair, Eglinton Park Residents' Association (PG.Supp.PG34.4.4)
(June 16, 2014) Fax from Alan Redway (PG.Supp.PG34.4.5)
(June 18, 2014) Letter from John Campey, Executive Director, Social Planning Toronto Centre and Kevin Lee, Executive Director, Scadding Court (PG.New.PG34.4.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48236.pdf
(June 18, 2014) E-mail from Jessica Wilson, Vice Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayers Associations of Toronto (PG.New.PG34.4.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48261.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from William Roberts, Chair, Confederation of Resident & Ratepayers Associations in Toronto (PG.New.PG34.4.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48262.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from David Fleming, Executive Secretary, Swansea Area Ratepayers' Association (PG.New.PG34.4.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48263.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Signe Leisk, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, representing Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited (PG.New.PG34.4.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48264.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Martin Gerwin & Judith Rutledge, Co-chairs, Mimico Lakeshore Network Steering Committee (PG.New.PG34.4.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48265.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Krista Wylie, Bloor West Village Residentsí Association (PG.New.PG34.4.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48267.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Ralph Daley, President, Grange Community Association (PG.New.PG34.4.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48268.pdf
(June 18, 2014) E-mail from T J D West (PG.New.PG34.4.14)
(June 18, 2014) Letter from David Harrison, Chair Annex Residents' Association (PG.New.PG34.4.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48272.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Patrick Smyth, Avenue Road Eglinton Community Association (PG.New.PG34.4.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48257.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Danielle Chin, Senior Planner, Building Industry and Land Development Association (PG.New.PG34.4.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48292.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from George Belza, Partner, Analogica (PG.New.PG34.4.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48275.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Calvin Lantz, Stikeman Elliot, representing CAPREIT Limited Partnership (PG.New.PG34.4.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48293.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Terry Mills, Arris Strategy Studio (PG.New.PG34.4.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48294.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Peggy Moulder, Etobicoke-Lakeshore Community Planning Group (PG.New.PG34.4.21)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48295.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Brian Maguire, Acting Chair, Forest Hill Homeowners' Association (PG.New.PG34.4.22)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48277.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Calvin Lantz, Stikeman Elliot, representing RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (PG.New.PG34.4.23)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48278.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Denise Baker, WeirFoulds LLP, various food services companies (PG.New.PG34.4.24)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48279.pdf
(June 18, 2014) E-mail from Robert Gulllins (PG.New.PG34.4.25)
(June 18, 2014) E-mail from Steve Nazar (PG.New.PG34.4.26)
(June 18, 2014) Letter from William Roberts, Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (PG.New.PG34.4.27)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48321.pdf
(June 19, 2014) Letter from Mary Todorow, Research/Policy Analyst, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (PG.New.PG34.4.28)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48342.pdf

Speakers

Cathie Macdonald
Bob Murphy
Jessica Wilson, Confederation of Residents and Ratepayer Associations (CORRA)
Eileen Denny, Vice-Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto
Danielle Chin, Senior Planner, Policy & Government Relations, Building Industry and Land Development Association
George Belza, Edithvale-Yonge Community Association (Edithvale Yonge Residentsí Assocation)
Terry Mills, Arris
Councillor Jaye Robinson
Councillor Mike Layton

Motions

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Filion (Carried)

That:

 

1.         Policy 3 be amended by adding at the end "However, development permit by-laws will only be prepared for those areas within the City identified by Council, following at least one community meeting in the affected area, in addition to any requirements under the Planning Act." so that the revised Policy 3 reads:

"The entire City of Toronto is identified by this policy as a development permit area. However, development permit by-laws will only be prepared for those areas within the City identified by Council, following at least one community meeting in the affected area, in addition to any requirements under the Planning Act."

 

2.         Policy 13 be amended by adding at the end "in a manner that in the opinion of City Council is at least as effective to that available for zoning and minor variance applications in areas where a development permit by-law does not exist." so that Policy 13 reads:

"Development permit by-laws will establish the extent and the method of public notification and the means by which Council will confer with the public on applications for a development permit, in a manner that in the opinion of City Council is at least as effective to that available for zoning and minor variance applications in areas where a development permit by-law does not exist."

 

3.         Policy 14 be amended by adding at the end "However, despite the delegation, the Ward Councillor may require that the development permit application be submitted to the appropriate Community Council and to Council for a decision." so that the Policy 14 reads:

"Where a development permit by-law has been enacted, Council may delegate its decision making authority respecting development permit applications and its authority to execute, amend and release development permit agreements to a Committee or body appointed by Council or an employee of the City of Toronto. However, despite the delegation, the Ward Councillor may require that the development permit application be submitted to the appropriate Community Council and to Council for a decision."

4.         The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning consider potential technical refinement of the proposed wording (without changing its intent) based on comments presented at the Planning and Growth Management Committee or submitted through members of Council and report to Council prior to consideration of the development permit system Official Plan Amendment.

5.         Development permit by-laws be drafted by local planning staff and brought to the local Community Council for consideration at a statutory public meeting.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor John Filion (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council