Item - 2015.PW1.6

Tracking Status

PW1.6 - Policy for Accepting Potentially Contaminated Lands to be Conveyed to the City under the Planning Act

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.         City Council adopt the "Policy for Accepting Potentially Contaminated Lands to be Conveyed to the City under the Planning Act, January 2015" as set out in Attachment 1 to the report (December 16, 2014) from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

Background Information (Committee)

(December 16, 2014) Report and attachments 1 and 2, from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services on a Policy for Accepting Potentially Contaminated Lands to be Conveyed to the City under the Planning Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-74422.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(January 5, 2015) E-mail from Danielle Chin, Senior Planner, Policy and Government Relations, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) (PW.New.1.6.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-50567.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Feb-11-2015 2:13 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW1.6 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, 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, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, John Tory

PW1.6 - Policy for Accepting Potentially Contaminated Lands to be Conveyed to the City under the Planning Act

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adopt the "Policy for Accepting Potentially Contaminated Lands to be Conveyed to the City under the Planning Act, January 2015" as set out in Attachment 1 to the report from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

Origin

(December 16, 2014) Report from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek Council approval of a City policy titled "Policy for Accepting Potentially Contaminated Lands to be Conveyed to the City under the Planning Act".

 

This policy updates and consolidates the City of Toronto's procedures and criteria for the acceptance of potentially contaminated lands conveyed to the City as a condition of a Planning Act application approval. The policy formalizes processes that have been in place and incorporates recently updated requirements for contaminated lands by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (Ministry). The policy also responds to issues raised at recent consultations with representatives from the Ministry and the development industry.

 

Adoption of the policy will:

 

1.         provide more certainty and clarity to City staff and the development industry about the City’s expectations and requirements for accepting potentially contaminated lands;

 

2.         minimize the City’s liabilities related to accepting conveyed lands; and

 

3.         safeguard public health and the environment.

Background Information

(December 16, 2014) Report and attachments 1 and 2, from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services on a Policy for Accepting Potentially Contaminated Lands to be Conveyed to the City under the Planning Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-74422.pdf

Communications

(January 5, 2015) E-mail from Danielle Chin, Senior Planner, Policy and Government Relations, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) (PW.New.1.6.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/comm/communicationfile-50567.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ron Moeser (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council