Item - 2015.EX5.12

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 5, 2015 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on April 22, 2015 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on May 5, 2015.

EX5.12 - Securing a Future for the Red Door Shelter

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
30 - Toronto-Danforth

City Council Decision

City Council on May 5, 6 and 7, 2015, adopted the following:


1.  City Council approve the Terms and Conditions of the Letter of Intent as set out in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer.

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer to undertake further negotiations with 875 Queen Lofts Inc. and to enter into a binding Agreement of Purchase and Sale for the shelter component to be constructed at 875 Queen Street East.

3. City Council amend Shelter, Support and Housing Administration's 2015 -2024 Capital Budget and Plan to add a new capital project for the purchase and acquisition of the shelter space referred to in Part 2 above with cash flows as identified in Confidential Attachment 2 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer to be fully funded by the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund - XR1012 ("LARF").


4. City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and the Chief Corporate Officer to negotiate, and the City to execute, a long-term below market lease with WoodGreen Red Door Family Shelter for the operation of the shelter within the new complex, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

5.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer remain confidential under the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 as they relate to a proposed or pending land acquisition by the City or one of its agencies, boards, and commissions.

6.  City Council authorize the public release of the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer following the closing of any purchase transaction.

 

Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer remain confidential in their entirety at this time in accordance with the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as they relate to a proposed or pending acquisition of land by the City or one of its agencies or corporations. The confidential information in Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer will be made public following the closing of any purchase transaction.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council recessed its public session and met as Committee of the Whole in closed session on May 5, 2015, to consider confidential information on this Item as it relates to a proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes. City Council subsequently considered this Item in public session only.

Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes

Background Information (Committee)

(April 7, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer on Securing a Future for the Red Door Shelter
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78811.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Letter of Intent - Shelter Construction 875 Queen Street East, Toronto
Confidential Attachment 2 - Capital Cost and Financing Details

Communications (Committee)

(April 22, 2015) E-mail from Ann Elliott, Vice-President, Red Door Family Shelter (EX.New.EX5.12.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-52435.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Report of Committee of the Whole

May 5, 2015 at 7:53 p.m. - Speaker Nunziata advised that City Council had not considered Item EX5.12 in the closed session.


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

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 3 by deleting the words "and further that this funding be treated as recoverable debt and repaid from the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration's Operating Budget to the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund over a 25 year period commencing in the year following completion of the purchase" so that Recommendation 3 now reads:

 

3. City Council authorize an amendment to Shelter, Support and Housing Administration's 2015 -2024 Capital Budget and Plan to add a new capital project for the purchase and acquisition of the shelter space referred to in Recommendation 2 above with cash flows as identified in Confidential Attachment 2 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer to be fully funded by the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund - XR1012 ("LARF").

Vote (Amend Item) May-06-2015 10:14 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX5.12 - Bail„o - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Raymond Cho, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) May-06-2015 10:15 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX5.12 - Adopt item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, 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, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory, 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 Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Raymond Cho, Joe Cressy, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson

EX5.12 - Securing a Future for the Red Door Shelter

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
30 - Toronto-Danforth

Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommend that:

1.  City Council approve the Terms and Conditions of the Letter of Intent as set out in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer.

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer to undertake further negotiations with 875 Queen Lofts Inc. and to enter into a binding Agreement of Purchase and Sale for the shelter component to be constructed at 875 Queen Street East.

3.  City Council authorize an amendment to Shelter, Support and Housing Administration's 2015 -2024 Capital Budget and Plan to add a new capital project for the purchase and acquisition of the shelter space referred to in Recommendation 2 above with cash flows as identified in Confidential Attachment 2 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer to be fully funded by the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund - XR1012 ("LARF"), and further that this funding be treated as recoverable debt and repaid from the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration's Operating Budget to the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund over a 25 year period commencing in the year following completion of the purchase.

4. City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and the Chief Corporate Officer to negotiate, and the City to execute, a long-term below market lease with WoodGreen Red Door Family Shelter for the operation of the shelter within the new complex, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

5.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer remain confidential under the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 as they relate to a proposed or pending land acquisition by the City or one of its agencies, boards, and commissions.

6.  City Council authorize the public release of the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (April 7, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer following the closing of any purchase transaction.

Origin

(April 7, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer

Summary

In June 2014 City Council directed staff to undertake a series of actions to support the WoodGreen Red Door Family Shelter (Red Door) in its efforts to maintain shelter services for families through the redevelopment of the property at 875 Queen Street East. 

 

This report provides City Council with an update on the work undertaken over the past eight months and a concrete plan to secure a future for Red Door at 875 Queen Street East.  This is a significant accomplishment and will preserve much needed services to vulnerable homeless families and their children.

 

The report recommends Council approve the City purchasing in the new complex to be constructed at 875 Queen Street East approximately 20,000 square feet to be operated as a shelter by Red Door.   The details of the proposed purchase are set out in the Confidential Attachments to this report. The report further seeks City Council authority to approve an adjustment to the 2015 – 2024 Capital Budget and Plan for Shelter Support and Housing Administration to add a new capital project for the purchase and acquisition of the shelter space at 875 Queen Street East.

 

It is also recommended that the City approve the capital funding for the purchase of the shelter space, which will be subject to a long-term below market lease to be negotiated with Red Door.

Background Information

(April 7, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer on Securing a Future for the Red Door Shelter
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78811.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Letter of Intent - Shelter Construction 875 Queen Street East, Toronto
Confidential Attachment 2 - Capital Cost and Financing Details

Communications

(April 22, 2015) E-mail from Ann Elliott, Vice-President, Red Door Family Shelter (EX.New.EX5.12.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-52435.pdf

Speakers

Gerry Brown
Ann Elliott
Chris Harhay, President, Harhay Developments
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Pam McConnell
Councillor Janet Davis

Motions

1 - Motion to Set Committee Rule moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That the item be considered at 1:30 p.m.


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That Recommendation 4 be amended by the addition of the words "and the City to execute" and "on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor" so that the recommendation reads as follows:

 

4. City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and the Chief Corporate Officer to negotiate and the City to execute a long-term below market lease with WoodGreen Red Door Family Shelter for the operation of the shelter within the new complex, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Chief Corporate Officer, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.


3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-22-2015

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Michael Thompson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council