Item - 2014.PG34.5

Tracking Status

PG34.5 - Proposed Amendments to Agreements between Ryerson University and the City of Toronto - Sam the Record Man Signage

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

City Council Decision

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

 

1.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer to enter into of a License Agreement between the City and Ryerson University permitting Ryerson to display the restored Sam the Record Man signage, referred to in the report (June 10, 2014) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B on the roof of the City-owned building at 277 Victoria Street, such Licensing Agreement to be on the terms and conditions contained in Schedule "1" to the report June 10, 2014) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and satisfactory to the Chief Corporate Officer in consultation with the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council approve an amendment to Chapter 694 of the Municipal Code, Signs, General to permit the display of a roof sign and a projecting sign as described in Attachment 3 to the report (June 10, 2014) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B at the premises municipally known as 277 Victoria Street.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to release the Easement Agreement registered as Instrument Numbers AT1868230, AT1868231 and AT1868232 from title to Ryerson's new Student Learning Centre and its Gould Street Library once Ryerson has:

 

a.         executed the Licensing Agreement for 277 Victoria Street to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor;

 

b.         installed the restored Sam Signage on the roof of 277 Victoria Street to the satisfaction of the Chief Corporate Officer and the Chief Building Official; and

 

c.         entered into an Amending Site Plan Agreement, which is registered on title to Ryerson's new Student Learning Centre at 341, 347 and 349 Yonge Street, such Agreement to provide for  the installation and maintenance by Ryerson of a plaque directing interested persons to the location of the Sam Signage at 277 Victoria Street, the Agreement and plaque to be to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the City Solicitor and the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

4.         City Council direct the appropriate City staff to examine funding sources for a "Toronto Music City" sign that would anchor the Sam Signage to the building and provide a visual link to a possible music related facility at 38 Dundas Street East.

 

5.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to prepare any necessary Bills for introduction in Council to implement Council's decision, subject to such stylistic and technical changes as may be required.

 

6.         City Council direct Real Estate Services and Economic Development and Culture Division staff to explore the temporary use of 38 Dundas Street East (formerly occupied by Hakim Optical), in conjunction with The Downtown Yonge BIA or other related organizations including Music Advisory Council, the Canadian Independent Music Association, or Ryerson University, as a possible "Toronto Music City" or other related facility for music development, promotion, tourism and export development and report back to the appropriate committee in 2015.

 

7.         In the event that 277 Victoria Street is sold in the future for re-development, City Council direct the Director, Real Estate Services to include in any Request for Proposal, reference to the cultural heritage significance of the Sam Sign, the need to preserve and maintain the sign on any new development on the site and further, in any response to the Request for Proposal, to include details of the method by which the sign is to be re-installed and how the maintenance of the sign is to be secured in perpetuity.

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(June 10, 2014) Report and Attached Schedule "1" and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, on the Proposed Amendments to Agreements between Ryerson University and the City of Toronto - Sam the Record Man Signage
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70198.pdf
Attachment No. 3 - Description of Proposed Signs at 277 Victoria Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70550.pdf
(June 19, 2014) Presentation on Proposed Amendments to Agreements between Ryerson University and the City of Toronto - Sam the Record Man Signage
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70794.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 19, 2014) E-mail from Mark Garner, Executive Director and CSO, Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (PG.New.PG34.5.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48299.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(June 30, 2014) E-mail from Bobby and Jason Sniderman (CC.Main.PG34.5.2)

Motions (City Council)

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

That:

 

1.         In the event that 277 Victoria Street is sold in the future for re-development, City Council direct the Director, Real Estate Services, to include in any Request for Proposal (RFP), reference to the cultural heritage significance of the Sam Sign, the need to preserve and maintain the sign on any new development on the site and further, in any response to the RFP, to include details of the method by which the sign is to be re-installed and how the maintenance of the sign is to be secured in perpetuity. 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-10-2014 9:52 AM

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

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-10-2014 9:52 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.5 - Adopt the item as amended
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, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, 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 Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz

PG34.5 - Proposed Amendments to Agreements between Ryerson University and the City of Toronto - Sam the Record Man Signage

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer to enter into of a License Agreement between the City and Ryerson University permitting Ryerson to display the restored Sam the Record Man signage, referred to in the report (June 10, 2014) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B on the roof of the City-owned building at 277 Victoria Street, such Licensing Agreement to be on the terms and conditions contained in Schedule "1" to the report June 10, 2014) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and satisfactory to the Chief Corporate Officer in consultation with the City Solicitor;

 

2.         City Council approve an amendment to Chapter 694 of the Municipal Code, Signs, General to permit the display of a roof sign and a projecting sign as described in Attachment 3 to the report (June 10, 2014) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B at the premises municipally known as 277 Victoria Street; and

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to release the Easement Agreement registered as Instrument Numbers AT1868230, AT1868231 and AT1868232 from title to Ryerson's new Student Learning Centre and its Gould Street Library once Ryerson has:

 

a.         Executed the Licensing Agreement for 277 Victoria Street to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor;

 

b.         Installed the restored Sam Signage on the roof of 277 Victoria Street to the satisfaction of the Chief Corporate Officer and the Chief Building Official; and

 

c.         Entered into an Amending Site Plan Agreement, which is registered on title to Ryerson's new Student Learning Centre at 341, 347 and 349 Yonge Street, such Agreement to provide for  the installation and maintenance by Ryerson of a plaque directing interested persons to the location of the Sam Signage at 277 Victoria Street, the Agreement and plaque to be to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning in consultation with the City Solicitor and the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

4.         City Council direct the appropriate City staff to examine funding sources for a "Toronto Music City" sign that would anchor the Sam Signage to the building and provide a visual link to a possible music related facility at 38 Dundas Street East.

 

5.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to prepare any necessary Bills for introduction in Council to implement the above recommendations, subject to such stylistic and technical changes as may be required.

 

6.         City Council direct Real Estate Services and Economic Development and Culture Division staff to explore the temporary use of 38 Dundas Street East (formerly occupied by Hakim Optical), in conjunction with The Downtown Yonge BIA or other related organizations including Music Advisory Council, the Canadian Independent Music Association, or Ryerson University, as a possible "Toronto Music City" or other related facility for music development, promotion, tourism and export development and report back to the appropriate committee in 2015.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Urban Design Manager, City Planning gave a presentation to the Planning and Growth Management Committee.

Origin

(June 10, 2014) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B

Summary

This report recommends that the City offer to enter into a license agreement with Ryerson University ("Ryerson") to permit Ryerson to display the restored Sam the Record Man signage, referred to in this report (the "Sam Signage"), on the roof of the City-owned building at 277 Victoria Street, adjacent to Dundas Square.  Any determination by Ryerson to enter into such a licensing agreement is subject to the physical and financial feasibility of doing so and the approval of Ryerson's Board of Governors, if required.

 

The City's existing agreement with Ryerson securing the restoration and reinstallation of the signage would be released from title to Ryerson's Student Learning Centre and the Ryerson Library once the license agreement with respect to 277 Victoria Street is entered into and the restored signage has been installed on the roof of 277 Victoria Street. 

 

This report also recommends approval of a site-specific amendment to Chapter 694, Signs, General ("Chapter 694") to permit the Sam Signage to be located on the roof of the building at 277 Victoria Street, as well as to permit the display of a large projecting sign which will integrate the Sam Signage into this building.  This property is located within the Downtown Yonge Street Special Sign District and is specifically contemplated in the Signage Vision for the Downtown Yonge Street Strip (adopted by Council in 2009) as a location for 'Landmark Signage', such as the Sam Signage.

 

The City has been working in close collaboration with Ryerson University and other important stakeholders, including the Sniderman Family and representatives of the Music Industry to find a culturally appropriate and relevant location for the Sam Signage as per Councils direction.

 

Under the current agreement, Ryerson may install the Sign on either the Student Learning Centre or Gould Street Library frontage, however based on public feedback and extensive consultation with stakeholders and taking into consideration the present context, City Staff believe the rooftop of 277 Victoria Street is the most appropriate location. 

 

Ryerson has gone through considerable lengths and expense to assist city staff with this effort.

Background Information

(June 10, 2014) Report and Attached Schedule "1" and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, on the Proposed Amendments to Agreements between Ryerson University and the City of Toronto - Sam the Record Man Signage
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70198.pdf
Attachment No. 3 - Description of Proposed Signs at 277 Victoria Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70550.pdf
(June 19, 2014) Presentation on Proposed Amendments to Agreements between Ryerson University and the City of Toronto - Sam the Record Man Signage
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70794.pdf

Communications

(June 19, 2014) E-mail from Mark Garner, Executive Director and CSO, Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (PG.New.PG34.5.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48299.pdf

Speakers

Sean Boulton
Amy Terrill
Sam and Jack Markle, The Brothers Markle Inc.

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Peter Milczyn (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council