Item - 2015.MM3.12

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on February 10, 2015 with amendments.

MM3.12 - Request of the Province to amend its utilization assessments to consider Toronto District School Board schools as community hubs - by Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Gary Crawford

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on February 10 and 11, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council request the Ministry of Education to amend the formula for determining school utilization rates so that the formula takes into consideration the full community use of schools (adult education programs, child care facilities, Parenting and Family Literacy centres and other community uses of schools) and that the Province review its current approach to school closures to take into account demographic and long-term enrolment.

 

2.  City Council request that, until the formula is amended, the Toronto District School Board and the Province of Ontario reserve consideration of selling or closing any school properties that are:

 

a.  used in whole or in part for community uses including child care centres, non-credit adult ESL, Adult Literacy and basic skills, Adult High School Credit programs;

 

b.  located in neighbourhoods with potential for significant population growth; and

 

c.  in neighbourhoods identified as parks deficient by the City of Toronto.

 

3.  City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the General Manager, Children’s Services, the Director, Affordable Housing Office and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to appeal to the Government of Ontario, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport to develop a comprehensive plan to protect publicly accessible green space, open spaces, and sports facilities on Toronto District School Board properties.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered the following Items together:

 

MM3.12          Request of the Province to amend its utilization assessments to consider Toronto District School Board schools as community hubs - by Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Gary Crawford

 

MM3.13          Models of Municipal-School Board Program and Governance - by Councillor Michael Thompson, seconded by Councillor Josh Matlow

 

MM3.14          Child Care At Risk - Child care Centres in Schools on the Closure List - by Councillor Paula Fletcher, seconded by Councillor Janet Davis

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM3.12 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Feb-10-2015 10:44 AM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM3.12 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 45 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, 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, Rob Ford, 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, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That MM3.12 Recommendation 2 be amended by deleting the words "suspend the" and replace them with the word "reserve" so that Recommendation now reads:

  1. City Council request that, until the formula is amended, the Toronto District School Board and the Province of Ontario reserve consideration of selling or closing any school properties that are:
  • used in whole or in part for community uses including child care centres, non-credit adult ESL, Adult Literacy and basic skills, Adult High School Credit programs;
  • located in neighbourhoods with potential for significant population growth; and
  • located in neighbourhoods identified as parks deficient by the City of Toronto.

Vote (Amend Item) Feb-10-2015 5:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM3.12 - Layton - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, 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, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Feb-10-2015 5:35 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM3.12 - Adopt item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, 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, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are John Campbell
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council