Item - 2015.EX1.10

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 11, 2014 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on December 5, 2014 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on December 11, 2014.

EX1.10 - Strategy to Support the Ongoing Operation of the Island Yacht Club

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

City Council Decision

City Council on December 11, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Island Yacht Club to enter into a management agreement with a company to be incorporated by the principals of the Toronto Island Marina (which is expected to be named "Manage Co."), on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

 2.        City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to amend the current lease agreement between the City of Toronto and the Island Yacht Club to allow the Club to enter into the management agreement with Manage Co, and to enter into any other agreements that may be required to facilitate the management agreement, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3.         City Council authorize the extension of the term of the City's lease with the Island Yacht Club for an additional five years to expire on July 31, 2030, on the same terms and conditions as the existing lease as amended by Parts 1 and 2 above, conditional upon compliance with the City's disposal regime.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 20, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Strategy to Support the Ongoing Operation of the Island Yacht Club
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-73818.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Pam McConnell (Carried)

That City Council delete Executive Committee Recommendation 3:

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to extend the term of the City's lease with the Island Yacht Club by five years to expire on July 31, 2030 from the current expiration date of July 31, 2025, on the same terms and conditions as the existing lease, together with any further amendments recommended in the report titled "Strategy to Support the Ongoing Operation of the Island Yacht Club."

 

And replace it with the following new Recommendation 3:

 

3. City Council authorize the extension of the term of the City's lease with the Island Yacht Club for an additional five years to expire on July 31, 2030, on the same terms and conditions as the existing lease as amended by Recommendations 1 and 2 above, conditional upon compliance with the City's disposal regime.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-11-2014 10:04 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX1.10 - McConnell - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 40 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-11-2014 10:05 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX1.10 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Rob Ford
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza

EX1.10 - Strategy to Support the Ongoing Operation of the Island Yacht Club

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

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the Island Yacht Club to enter into a management agreement with a company to be incorporated by the principals of the Toronto Island Marina (which is expected to be named "Manage Co."), on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

 2.        City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to amend the current lease agreement between the City of Toronto and the Island Yacht Club to allow the Club to enter into the management agreement with Manage Co, and to enter into any other agreements that may be required to facilitate the management agreement, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3.         City Council authorize the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to extend the term of the City's lease with the Island Yacht Club by five years to expire on July 31, 2030 from the current expiration date of July 31, 2025, on the same terms and conditions as the existing lease, together with any further amendments recommended in the report titled "Strategy to Support the Ongoing Operation of the Island Yacht Club."

Origin

(November 20, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

This report seeks Council authority to allow the Island Yacht Club ("IYC") to enter into a management agreement with a company to be incorporated by the principals of the company that currently operates the Toronto Island Marina (referred to herein as "Manage Co").  It also seeks authority for the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to amend the current lease agreement between the City of Toronto and the Island Yacht Club to allow the Island Yacht Club to enter into the Management Agreement with Manage Co.

 

This arrangement is to ensure the Island Yacht Club is able to meet its ongoing financial obligations to the City while providing an opportunity to increase its membership numbers. In 2004 the Island Yacht Club's clubhouse was destroyed by fire which caused a significant number of the club's members to relocate their boats to other clubs / marinas.  Since then, the Island Yacht Club has struggled to retain its current membership and entice new members, and has fallen into financial hardship. Currently, the Island Yacht Club has fewer than 50 paying members, and operates at a significant deficit.  The current scenario is unsustainable.  The Club’s operating deficit is expected to continue into the 2015 boating season.

Background Information

(November 20, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Strategy to Support the Ongoing Operation of the Island Yacht Club
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-73818.pdf

Speakers

William Kassel, Commodore, Island Yacht Club
Bill Duron
Councillor Pam McConnell

Motions

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

That City Council authorize the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to extend the term of the City's lease with the Island Yacht Club by five years to expire on July 31, 2030 from the current expiration date of July 31, 2025, on the same terms and conditions as the existing lease, together with any further amendments recommended in the report titled "Strategy to Support the Ongoing Operation of the Island Yacht Club."


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