Item - 2016.CD10.2

Tracking Status

CD10.2 - City of Toronto Outdoor Tennis Operations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on March 31 and April 1, 2016, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council amend the Policy for Outdoor Community Tennis Club Operations, as outlined in Appendix 2 to the report (February 19, 2016) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to:

 

a. include a stipulation that two of the six public hours be made available on weekends and holidays; and

 

b. require all tennis clubs to develop a membership accessibility policy and program to address both financial and physical accommodations and request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to develop appropriate criteria for its implementation.

 

2. City Council approve the revised Policy for Outdoor Community Tennis Club Operations, as outlined in Appendix 2 to the report (February 19, 2016) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, as amended by Part 1 above.

 

3. City Council approve the proposed Tennis Excellence Framework, as outlined in Appendix 6 to the report (February 19, 2016) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

4. City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to negotiate, approve, and execute agreements with non-profit organizations offering affordable tennis instruction in City parks with a focus on junior development, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor.

 

5. City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to develop:

 

a. protocols to monitor and ensure compliance with public hours requirements; and

 

b. new approaches to communication outreach to encourage more community-use of public hours.

 

6. City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, in consultation with the Chief Information Officer, to review, and if possible implement as a pilot project, the posting of tennis court facility data on the Open Data portal, to determine the proper data sets which could be released for other Parks and Recreation programs, with a report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on September 20, 2016.

Background Information (Committee)

(February 19, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on City of Toronto Outdoor Tennis Operations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-90736.pdf
Appendices 1 - 7 - City of Toronto Outdoor Tennis Operations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-90737.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(March 3, 2016) E-mail from Carolynna Gabriel, Owner, Wilmington Tennis Group (CD.New.CD10.2.1)
(March 4, 2016) Letter from Fiona Miller, Past President, and Lawrence A. Pick, Vice President, City Liaison, Moore Park Tennis Club (CD.New.CD10.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cd/comm/communicationfile-59371.pdf
(March 4, 2016) Submission from Mona Hafez, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OrbitPlay (CD.New.CD10.2.3)
(March 4, 2016) E-mail from Sergio Petrella (CD.New.CD10.2.4)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor John Campbell (Carried)

That City Council amend the Policy for Outdoor Tennis Club Operations, as outlined in Appendix 2 to the report (February 19, 2016) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to include a stipulation that two of the six public hours be made available on weekends and holidays.

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-01-2016 9:58 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD10.2 - Campbell - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Joe Cressy, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Jim Karygiannis - as his daughter works for Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

CD10.2 - City of Toronto Outdoor Tennis Operations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend the Policy for Outdoor Community Tennis Club Operations, as outlined in Appendix 2 to the report (February 19, 2016) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to require all tennis clubs to develop a membership accessibility policy and program to address both financial and physical accommodations and request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to develop appropriate criteria for its implementation.

 

2. City Council approve the revised Policy for Outdoor Community Tennis Club Operations, as outlined in Appendix 2 to the report (February 19, 2016) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, as amended by Recommendation 1 above.

 

3. City Council approve the proposed Tennis Excellence Framework, as outlined in Appendix 6 to the report (February 19, 2016) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

4. City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to negotiate, approve, and execute agreements with non-profit organizations offering affordable tennis instruction in City parks with a focus on junior development, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager and the City Solicitor.

 

5. City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to develop:

 

a. protocols to monitor and ensure compliance with public hours requirements;

 

b. new approaches to communication outreach to encourage more community-use of public hours.

 

6. City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, in consultation with the Chief Information Officer, to review, and if possible implement as a pilot project, the posting of tennis court facility data on the Open Data portal, to determine the proper data sets which could be released for other Parks and Recreation programs, with a report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on September 20, 2016.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.  Referred the following to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation for a report to its September 20, 2016 meeting with a request that the report include the proposed tennis courts considered for inclusion in the pilot project, and the current not-for-profit service providers:

 

a. Recommendation 3 in the report (February 19, 2016) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation:

 

"3.  City Council authorize the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to develop a pilot project for the 2017 season to issue permits for a maximum number of hours per day, as determined by the General Manager, to individuals or organizations at a selection of public tennis courts at locations where there are no community tennis clubs, and that recommended permit fees be included in the 2017 budget process."

 

b. Motion 4 by Councillor Mihevc:

 

"Appendix 4 in the report (February 19, 2016) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation be amended to include:

 

a. Maximum 4 hours daily use;

 

b. Priority be given to not-for-profit requests."

 

2.  Requested the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report to its September 20, 2016 meeting on:

 

a.  the current service standards for City owned tennis courts.

 

b.  the potential portability of the City of Toronto Welcome Policy to promote and increase access to third party tennis lessons.

 

3.  Requested the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report, prior to the 2017 budget, on increasing the availability of City-delivered tennis programming across the City in public tennis courts.

Origin

(February 19, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

Interest in tennis at the community level, particularly for youth, has seen a resurgence in recent years. There is a corresponding increase in the role of the City in the provision of assets, programs and support for community tennis clubs in order to build interest, skill and capacity in the sport at the community level.

 

This report responds to direction from the Community Development and Recreation Committee for staff to review and recommend changes to policy, service delivery and asset management with respect to tennis operations.

 

This report recommends changes to the Interim Policy for Outdoor Community Tennis Club Operations, identifies strategies to expand community programming through the use of public courts and establishes a more robust advisory role for the Tennis Liaison Committee. These strategies are intended to support a sustainable and responsive tennis delivery model in the City of Toronto, one that is accessible, affordable and maximizes the city's assets.

 

The recommended changes and strategies respond to the evolving needs of both communities, and community tennis clubs and were informed by extensive consultation with all stakeholders.

Background Information

(February 19, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on City of Toronto Outdoor Tennis Operations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-90736.pdf
Appendices 1 - 7 - City of Toronto Outdoor Tennis Operations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-90737.pdf

Communications

(March 3, 2016) E-mail from Carolynna Gabriel, Owner, Wilmington Tennis Group (CD.New.CD10.2.1)
(March 4, 2016) Letter from Fiona Miller, Past President, and Lawrence A. Pick, Vice President, City Liaison, Moore Park Tennis Club (CD.New.CD10.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cd/comm/communicationfile-59371.pdf
(March 4, 2016) Submission from Mona Hafez, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OrbitPlay (CD.New.CD10.2.3)
(March 4, 2016) E-mail from Sergio Petrella (CD.New.CD10.2.4)

Speakers

Jeannette Loakman, Sir Winston Churchill Park Tennis Club
Mona Hafez, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, OrbitPlay
John Mowat, President, Lawrence Park Tennis Club, Chair, Tennis Toronto
Mark Crone, North Toronto Tennis Club
Fiona Miller, Past President, Moore Park Tennis Club
Lawrence Pick, Moore Park Tennis Club
Roberto Posadas
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Paul Ainslie

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That:

 

1. The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation report to the September 20, 2016 Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting on the current service standards for City owned tennis courts.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, in consultation with the Chief Information Officer, to review, and if possible implement as a pilot project, the posting of tennis court facility data on the Open Data portal, to determine the proper data sets which could be released for other Parks and Recreation programs, with a report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on September 20, 2016.


3 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council amend the policy for Outdoor Community Tennis Club Operations to require all tennis clubs to develop a membership accessibility policy and program to address both financial and physical accommodations and request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to develop appropriate criteria for its implementation.


4 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Referred)

That:

 

1.  Appendix 4 in the report (February 19, 2016) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation be amended to include:

 

a.  Maximum 4 hours daily use;

 

b.  Priority be given to not for profit requests.


5 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That:

 

1.  Recommendation 3 on the permit pilot project be referred to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, together with Motion 4 by Councillor Mihevc, for a report to the September 20, 2016 Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting, with a request that the report include the proposed tennis courts for inclusion in the pilot project and current not-for-profit service providers.


6 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to develop:

 

a.  protocols to monitor and ensure compliance with public hours requirements;

 

b.  new approaches to communication outreach to encourage more community-use of public hours.


7 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That:

 

1. The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation be requested to report, prior to the 2017 budget, on increasing the availability of City-delivered tennis programming across the City in public tennis courts.


8 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That:

 

1.  The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation report to the September 20, 2016 Community Development and Recreation Committee on the potential portability of the City of Toronto Welcome Policy to promote and increase access to third party tennis lessons.


9 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Lost)

That Recommendation 4 be amended by adding the words "or by way of a similar public-private partnership" so that it reads:

 

4.  City Council authorize the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to negotiate, approve, and execute agreements with non-profit organizations, or by way of a similar public-private partnership, offering affordable tennis instruction in City parks with a focus on junior development, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager and the City Solicitor.

Vote (Amend Item) Mar-07-2016

Result: Lost Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Josh Colle, James Pasternak (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Paula Fletcher, Joe Mihevc
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

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