Item - 2016.EX11.13

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on February 3, 2016 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on January 28, 2016 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on February 3, 2016.

EX11.13 - Official Plan Amendment for Exhibition Place

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
19 - Trinity-Spadina

City Council Decision

City Council on February 3 and 4, 2016, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to determine the appropriate actions and conditions necessary to amend the Official Plan for the buildings within the lands designated Parks/Open Space on the Exhibition Place grounds to permit leases in excess of twenty-one years.

 

2.  City Council, consistent with the August 25, 2014 City Council decision respecting "A Coordinated Planning Approach for Ontario Place and Exhibition Place [EX44.4]":

 

a. request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, and local Councillors, to report to the appropriate committee by the end of the second quarter of 2016 on the development of an appropriate Official Plan Amendment for the Exhibition Place / Ontario Place precinct with the objective of protecting and preserving heritage properties, public space, event accommodation and public enjoyment of this site, among other considerations, and to include details of a public consultation strategy in the report; and

 

b. request the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to continue the joint planning process currently underway, including public consultation, with the Province of Ontario for Exhibition Place and Ontario Place.

Background Information (Committee)

(September 4, 2015) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on Official Plan Amendment for Exhibition Place
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-87168.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(September 17, 2015) E-mail from Virginia Ludy, General Manager, Canadian National Exhibition (EX.Main.EX11.13.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-57928.pdf
(September 18, 2015) E-mail from Officials from Shows and Events, Canadian National Exhibition, submitting a jointly signed letter (EX.Main.EX11.13.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-57925.pdf
(September 20, 2015) E-mail from Ric Amis (EX.Main.EX11.13.3)
(September 21, 2015) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton and Councillor Gord Perks (EX.Main.EX11.13.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-57924.pdf
(September 1, 2015) E-mail from Nick Di Donato, President and CEO, Liberty Entertainment Group (EX.Main.EX11.13.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-57926.pdf
(January 12, 2016) E-mail from Lorna Tomassoni (EX.Supp.EX11.13.6)
(January 13, 2016) E-mail from Lorna Tomassoni (EX.Supp.EX11.13.7)
(January 25, 2016) E-mail from Ralph Daley (EX.Supp.EX11.13.8)
(January 25, 2016) E-mail from Kathy Sutton (EX.Supp.EX11.13.9)
(January 26, 2016) E-mail from Ric Amis (EX.Supp.EX11.13.10)
(January 28, 2016) Letter from Councillor Mark Grimes (EX.New.EX11.13.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-58623.pdf
(January 28, 2016) Submission from Ric Amis (EX.New.EX11.13.12)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Carried)

That City Council delete Executive Committee Recommendation 2.b.:

 

Recommendation to be deleted

 

b. Request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with the Ontario Government to develop joint planning process and public consultation that incorporates Ontario Place into the planning exercise.

 

and adopt instead the following new recommendation 2.b.:

 

b.  Request the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to continue the joint planning process currently underway, including public consultation, with the Province of Ontario for Exhibition Place and Ontario Place.

Vote (Amend Item) Feb-04-2016 12:21 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX11.13 - Grimes - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, 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: 1 Members that voted No are Pam McConnell
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, John Tory

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

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 2.a. by deleting the words "Planning and Growth Management Committee" and inserting the words "appropriate committee", and adding the words "and to include details of a public consultation strategy in the report" so that the recommendation now reads as follows:

 

2.  City Council, consistent with the August 25, 2014 City Council decision respecting "A Coordinated Planning Approach for Ontario Place and Exhibition Place [EX44.4]":

 

a.  Request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, and local Councillors, to report to the appropriate committee by the end of the second quarter of 2016 on the development of an appropriate Official Plan Amendment for the Exhibition Place / Ontario Place precinct with the objective of protecting and preserving heritage properties, public space, event accommodation and public enjoyment of this site, among other considerations, and to include details of a public consultation strategy in the report.

Vote (Amend Item) Feb-04-2016 12:22 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX11.13 - Layton - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, John Tory

3 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Lost)

That City Council delete Executive Committee Recommendation 1.

 

Recommendation to be deleted

 

1. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to determine the appropriate actions and conditions necessary to amend the Official Plan for the buildings within the lands designated Parks/Open Space on the Exhibition Place grounds to permit leases in excess of twenty-one years.

Vote (Amend Item) Feb-04-2016 12:22 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX11.13 - Perks - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 13 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 24 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, John Tory

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Feb-04-2016 12:23 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX11.13 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, 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, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, John Tory

Point of Order by Councillor John Campbell

Councillor Campbell, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Councillor Moeser's questions were related to Councillor Layton's position and were not related to Councillor Layton's motion.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Councillor Moeser should only ask questions to clarify Councillor Layton's motion.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Mark Grimes

Councillor Grimes, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Councillor Perks was correct in his earlier comments with respect to appointments made to the Exhibition Place Board of Governors.  Councillor Grimes further stated that he had voted against Councillor Perks being appointed at that time and apologized for his earlier remarks.

EX11.13 - Official Plan Amendment for Exhibition Place

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
19 - Trinity-Spadina

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to determine the appropriate actions and conditions necessary to amend the Official Plan for the buildings within the lands designated Parks/Open Space on the Exhibition Place grounds to permit leases in excess of twenty-one years.

 

2.  City Council, consistent with the August 25, 2014 City Council decision respecting "A Coordinated Planning Approach for Ontario Place and Exhibition Place [EX44.4]":

 

a. Request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, and local Councillors, to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee by the end of the second quarter of 2016 on the development of an appropriate Official Plan Amendment for the Exhibition Place / Ontario Place precinct with the objective of protecting and preserving heritage properties, public space, event accommodation and public enjoyment of this site, among other considerations.

 

b. Request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with the Ontario Government to develop joint planning process and public consultation that incorporates Ontario Place into the planning exercise.

Origin

(September 4, 2015) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place

Summary

This report requests City Council to instruct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division to commence the process for an Official Plan Amendment with respect to all leased buildings within that part of the Exhibition Place site designated as Parks/Open Space to permit the granting of leases of those buildings for terms in excess of 21 years.

Background Information

(September 4, 2015) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on Official Plan Amendment for Exhibition Place
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-87168.pdf

Communications

(September 17, 2015) E-mail from Virginia Ludy, General Manager, Canadian National Exhibition (EX.Main.EX11.13.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-57928.pdf
(September 18, 2015) E-mail from Officials from Shows and Events, Canadian National Exhibition, submitting a jointly signed letter (EX.Main.EX11.13.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-57925.pdf
(September 20, 2015) E-mail from Ric Amis (EX.Main.EX11.13.3)
(September 21, 2015) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton and Councillor Gord Perks (EX.Main.EX11.13.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-57924.pdf
(September 1, 2015) E-mail from Nick Di Donato, President and CEO, Liberty Entertainment Group (EX.Main.EX11.13.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-57926.pdf
(January 12, 2016) E-mail from Lorna Tomassoni (EX.Supp.EX11.13.6)
(January 13, 2016) E-mail from Lorna Tomassoni (EX.Supp.EX11.13.7)
(January 25, 2016) E-mail from Ralph Daley (EX.Supp.EX11.13.8)
(January 25, 2016) E-mail from Kathy Sutton (EX.Supp.EX11.13.9)
(January 26, 2016) E-mail from Ric Amis (EX.Supp.EX11.13.10)
(January 28, 2016) Letter from Councillor Mark Grimes (EX.New.EX11.13.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-58623.pdf
(January 28, 2016) Submission from Ric Amis (EX.New.EX11.13.12)

Speakers

Brian Ashton, President, Canadian National Exhibition Association
Connie Dejak, Vice Chair, Exhibition Place Board of Governors
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That City Council consistent with the August 25, 2014 City Council decision respecting "A Coordinated Planning Approach for Ontario Place and Exhibition Place [EX44.4]":

 

1.  Request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, and local Councillors, to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee by the end of the second quarter of 2016 on the development of an appropriate Official Plan Amendment for the Exhibition Place/ Ontario Place precinct with the objective of protecting and preserving heritage properties, public space, event accommodation and public enjoyment of this site, among other considerations.

 

2.  Request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with the Ontario Government to develop joint planning process and public consultation that incorporates Ontario Place into the planning exercise.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jan-28-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Frank Di Giorgio, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Lost)

That Part 1 of motion 1 by Councillor Thompson be referred to the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place with the request to report through the appropriate Committee.

Vote (Amend Item) Jan-28-2016

Result: Lost Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Gary Crawford, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Frank Di Giorgio, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak

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