Item - 2015.MM5.16

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on March 31, 2015 with amendments.

MM5.16 - Modernizing City By-Laws and Policies to Make Toronto More Accessible - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on March 31, April 1 and 2, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council direct the City Manager to work with City divisions and stakeholders, including the Disability Issues Committee, on updating the Accessibility Design Guidelines, and report back in the third quarter of 2015.

 

2. City Council direct the City Manager to work with City divisions to ensure that City by-laws, policies, and protocols align with standards for the built environment and design of public space under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario Building Code, by the end of 2015, and report to Council, where required, on any changes that are needed.

 

3. City Council direct the City Manager to report back to Council on similar alignments for all other Integrated Accessibility Regulation Standards as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (Customer Service, Employment, Information and Communication, Transportation) in order to support the City's priority of enhancing accessibility.

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 MM5.16 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Apr-01-2015 3:08 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM5.16 - Waive referral
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, 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, 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, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Rob Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are John Tory

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

That City Council delete the recommendations and replace them with the following:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager to work with City divisions and stakeholders, including the Disability Issues Committee, on updating the Accessibility Design Guidelines, and report back in the third quarter of 2015.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Manager to work with City divisions to ensure that City by-laws, policies, and protocols align with standards for the built environment and design of public space under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario Building Code, by the end of 2015, and report to Council, where required, on any changes that are needed.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Manager to report back to Council on similar alignments for all other Integrated Accessibility Regulation Standards as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (Customer Service, Employment, Information and Communication, Transportation) in order to support the City's priority of enhancing accessibility.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council