Item - 2015.LS3.2

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 5, 2015 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Licensing and Standards Committee on April 21, 2015 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on May 5, 2015.

LS3.2 - Graffiti Management Plan - StreetARToronto (StART) Partnership Programs 2015 Grant Allocation Recommendations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council approve the list of grant applications for the 2015 StART Partnership program as outlined in Appendix A attached to the report (March 24, 2015) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2. City Council direct that local business improvement areas be permitted to act as partners on StART partnership grants.

 

3.  City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the General Manager, Transportation Services to review both the Business Improvement Area (BIA) mural art program and the StART Partnership program, administered by Public Realm Section, Transportation Services for opportunities for greater efficiency and effectiveness.

Background Information (Committee)

(March 24, 2015) Report and Appendices A-C from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Graffiti Management Plan - StreetARToronto (StART) Partnership Programs 2015 Grant Allocation Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-78808.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the General Manager, Transportation Services to review both the Business Improvement Area (BIA) mural art program and the StART Partnership program, administered by Public Realm Section, Transportation Services for opportunities for greater efficiency and effectiveness.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-07-2015 9:48 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS3.2 - Davis - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Vincent Crisanti, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Chin Lee, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

LS3.2 - Graffiti Management Plan - StreetARToronto (StART) Partnership Programs 2015 Grant Allocation Recommendations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the list of grant applications for the 2015 StART Partnership program as outlined in Appendix A, attached to the report (March 24, 2015) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2. City Council direct that local business improvement areas be permitted to act as partners on StART partnership grants.

Origin

(March 24, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

StreetARToronto (StART) is a partnership program launched in 2012 as a central feature of the City's Graffiti Management Plan.  It is a proactive approach to both eliminating graffiti vandalism and supporting street art that adds character and visual interest to city streets.  Initiated as part of the Community Partnership and Investment Program (CPIP), StART is administered by the Transportation Services, Public Realm Section, which is also responsible for coordinating and implementing all non-enforcement related components of the Graffiti Management Plan.

 

StART engages and links residents, community groups, artists and arts organizations with each other as well as with City staff and Councillors.  To expand the geographical reach of street art projects across the city, Public Realm staff conducted a broad outreach program including Information Session in all four districts.  At the Information Sessions and in response to enquiries, StART staff encouraged potential applicants to develop projects for locations in wards where StART murals have not yet been installed.  These priorities were also shown on the City's website.

 

This report recommends funding for 19 mural projects to be delivered by community-based organizations under the 2015 StART Partnership Program including installations in five wards which currently do not have a StART Partnership mural.  Staff are confident that mural installations will be recommended for all 44 wards within the city by 2016.

Background Information

(March 24, 2015) Report and Appendices A-C from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Graffiti Management Plan - StreetARToronto (StART) Partnership Programs 2015 Grant Allocation Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-78808.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

City Council direct that local business improvement areas be permitted to act as partners on StART partnership grants.


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