Item - 2016.EX16.16

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 12, 2016 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on June 28, 2016. It is being forwarded to City Council without recommendations. It will be considered by City Council on July 12, 2016.

EX16.16 - Constructing a new Parks, Forestry and Recreation Community Facility on the Davisville Junior Public School site

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
22 - St. Paul's

City Council Decision

City Council on July 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2016, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to enter into an agreement, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, with the Toronto District School Board to invest in the new Davisville Junior Public School to construct a three-storey school to create a smaller footprint and therefore allowing for room on the site for the City to construct a City owned and operated aquatic and community recreation facility.

 

2. City Council direct that future non-program budgets include provisions for the disbursement of Sections 37 and 45 funds of $1.000 million in 2017 and $5.807 million in 2018 as grants to the Toronto District School Board to support the design and construction of an additional third floor and the underground garage as part of the Davisville Junior Public School project.

 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to include in the 2017 Capital budget submission a project for the design and construction of the Davisville community and aquatic facility.

 

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to negotiate with the Toronto District School Board on an shared-use operating agreement that optimizes the City's capital investment in the new Davisville Junior Public School prior to the release of the funds for construction of phase one funding, noting that the aquatic facility will be owned and operated by Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 14, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Constructing a new Parks, Forestry and Recreation Community Facility on the Davisville Junior Public School site
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-94290.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(July 11, 2016) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on constructing a new Parks, Forestry and Recreation Community Facility on the Davisville Junior Public School Site (EX16.16a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-94944.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That City Council adopt the following recommendations contained in the report (June 14, 2016) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to enter into an agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor with the Toronto District School Board to invest in the new Davisville Junior Public School to construct a 3-storey school to create a smaller footprint and therefore allowing for room on the site for the City to construct a City owned and operated aquatic and community recreation facility.

 

2. City Council direct that future non-program budgets include provisions for the disbursement of Sections 37 and 45 funds of $1.000 million in 2017 and $5.807 million in 2018 as grants to the Toronto District School Board to support the design and construction of an additional third floor and the underground garage as part of the Davisville Junior Public School project.

 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to include in the 2017 Capital budget submission a project for the design and construction of the Davisville community and aquatic facility.

 

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to negotiate with the Toronto District School Board on an shared-use operating agreement that optimizes the City's capital investment in the new Davisville Junior Public School prior to the release of the funds for construction of phase one funding, noting that the aquatic facility will be owned and operated by Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-15-2016 10:55 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX16.16 - Matlow - motion 1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 31 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, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, John Tory

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

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

EX16.16 - Constructing a new Parks, Forestry and Recreation Community Facility on the Davisville Junior Public School site

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Without Recs
Ward:
22 - St. Paul's

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee forwards the item to City Council without recommendation.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Requested the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer report directly to Council on July 12, 2016, the report to include:

 

a.  issues in other shared use facilities where there is conflict between the school board and the community centre;

 

b. the number, and examples, of similar cost-sharing agreements with the Toronto District School Board and other school boards in the area;

 

c. a comparison of the number of parking spaces for this project to the number at similar facilities;

 

d. other funding mechanisms which may be required to complete Phase 2 of the project, in the event that Section 37 and Section 45 funds are not sufficient to cover the City's costs;

 

e. the impact on other City priorities, in the event that Section 37 and Section 45 funds are not sufficient to cover the City's costs;

 

f. the impact on Midtown in Focus, should Section 37 and Section 45 funds be allocated to cover the City's costs;

 

g. the cost to the City should it choose to buy the land;

 

h. an assessment of the project relative to those other areas seeking public resources;

 

i. similar opportunities in other parts of the City.

Origin

(June 14, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek City Council approval to work collaboratively with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to create a project to be known as the Davisville Aquatic and Community Recreation Centre currently estimated at approximately $23.942 million. 

 

The project will be delivered in two phases and will be included as part of the 2017 – 2026 Parks, Forestry and Recreation Capital Budget Submission. 

 

Phase 1 will be the commitment to the TDSB of $6.807 million towards the design in 2017 and construction starting in 2018 for the new Davisville Junior Public School in order to facilitate community hub components which include an expanded gymnasium and underground parking in the TDSB portion of the new school.  The new 3-storey school design will result in a much smaller footprint and will allow for room on the school's site for the City to construct a Phase 2 city-owned and operated aquatic and community recreation facility approximately 30,000 square feet to expand on the recreation programming already being delivered in the community at the existing school.     

 

Operating costs based on similar-sized recreation facilities are estimated at $0.534 million in 2016.  Anticipating completion in 2023, projected operating costs for the new community recreation facility are estimated to be $0.626 million assuming an annual inflation rate of 2 percent.

 

This is a time-sensitive opportunity as the Province has already approved the funds necessary for the Davisville Junior Public School redevelopment. The TDSB is imminently planning to commence with a Request for Proposal for design in 2016 and requires the City's commitment of $6.807 million in order to consider the 3rd storey design vs the standard 2-storey design.

Background Information

(June 14, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Constructing a new Parks, Forestry and Recreation Community Facility on the Davisville Junior Public School site
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-94290.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to forward item Without Recommendations moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

That the item be submitted to Council without recommendation and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer report directly to Council on July 12, 2016, the report to include:

 

a.  issues in other shared use facilities where there is conflict between the school board and the community centre;

 

b.  the number, and examples, of similar cost-sharing agreements with the Toronto District School Board and other school boards in the area;

 

c.  a comparison of the number of parking spaces for this project to the number at similar facilities;

 

d.  other funding mechanisms which may be required to complete Phase 2 of the project, in the event that Section 37 and Section 45 funds are not sufficient to cover the City's costs;

 

e.  the impact on other City priorities, in the event that Section 37 and Section 45 funds are not sufficient to cover the City's costs;

 

f. the impact on Midtown in Focus, should Section 37 and Section 45 funds be allocated to cover the City's costs;

 

g.  the cost to the City should it choose to buy the land;

 

h.  an assessment of the project relative to those other areas seeking public resources;

 

i.  similar opportunities in other parts of the City.

Vote (Without Recommendations) Jun-28-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, David Shiner
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council