Item - 2015.MM3.6

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on February 10, 2015 without amendments.

MM3.6 - Catching Up with the Past: Improving the City's Heritage Preservation Framework - by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on the feasibility of amending Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act to include a new, pre-listed classification to the City of Toronto’s Inventory of Heritage Properties which, without prior City Council approval, would include all properties identified as having potential heritage value and qualify those properties for a 60-day demolition permit delay in order that Historic Preservation Services staff can further evaluate the property and explore options, as appropriate, to preserve the building, including but not limited to designation.

 

2.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the City Solicitor and the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building to explore the option of full-cost recovery for a demolition permit against any property included in this new inventory classification, to cover resources required for prioritized evaluation of the property, and to be paid by the applicant, in addition to standard application fees.

 

3.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on the feasibility of conducting a comprehensive, City-wide study to identify all significant historic resources throughout our City, much like the SurveyLA program currently being undertaken in Los Angeles.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(February 5, 2015) E-mail from Daniel Rende (MM.Supp.MM3.6.1)
(February 5, 2015) Letter from Sandra Shaul, Chair, Heritage Committee, Annex Residents Association (MM.Supp.MM3.6.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/comm/communicationfile-51008.pdf
(February 6, 2015) E-mail from Richard Longley (MM.Supp.MM3.6.3)
(February 6, 2015) E-mail from Jeremy and Patricia Gawen (MM.Supp.MM3.6.4)
(February 6, 2015) E-mail from Stacey Rodas, Director of Marketing, Heritage Toronto (MM.Supp.MM3.6.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/comm/communicationfile-51069.pdf
(February 6, 2015) E-mail from Linda Reid (MM.Supp.MM3.6.6)
(February 8, 2015) E-mail from Gee Chung, President, The Greater Yorkville Residents' Association (MM.Supp.MM3.6.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/comm/communicationfile-51071.pdf
(February 8, 2015) E-mail from Susan Stock, Chair, Summerhill Heritage Committee (MM.Supp.MM3.6.8)
(February 8, 2015) E-mail from Ila Bossons (MM.Supp.MM3.6.9)
(February 9, 2015) E-mail from Geoff Kettel, Chair, North York Community Preservation Panel (MM.New.MM3.6.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/comm/communicationfile-51077.pdf
(January 9, 2015) Letter from Catherine Nasmith, President, Architectural Conservancy Ontario (ACO) Toronto (MM.New.MM3.6.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/comm/communicationfile-51078.pdf
(February 9, 2015) E-mail from Dean Maher, Chair, Toronto-East York Community Preservation Panel (MM.New.MM3.6.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/comm/communicationfile-51079.pdf
(February 9, 2015) E-mail from Lorraine Tinsley (MM.New.MM3.6.13)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM3.6 be referred to the Planning and Growth Management Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Feb-11-2015 2:37 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM3.6 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, 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, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 14 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Rob Ford, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Feb-11-2015 4:57 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM3.6 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council