Item - 2016.EX18.2

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on November 8, 2016 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on October 26, 2016 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on November 8, 2016.
  • See also By-laws 267-2017, 464-2017, 598-2018

EX18.2 - Follow-up Report on the Toronto Ward Boundary Review

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on November 8 and 9, 2016, adopted the following:  

 

1.  City Council adopt Option 1 - Recommended Wards with Refinements (47 Wards) as described in Attachment 5 to the report (October 18, 2016) from the City Manager.

 

2.  City Council direct that the composition of City Council be one Councillor per ward pursuant to the ward boundary structure approved and instruct the City Solicitor to submit a bill to implement any change to the composition of City Council after either the appeal period has expired without any appeals, or the appeal process for the ward boundary by-law has concluded.

 

3.  City Council request the City Solicitor to represent the City's interests in any legal proceedings including appeals relating to City Council's decision.

 

4.  City Council direct the City Solicitor to request that, in scheduling any appeals of City Council's ward boundary decision, the Ontario Municipal Board take into consideration Council's wish to implement the new boundaries for the 2018 election.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Ward Boundary Review consultants gave a presentation to City Council.

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(October 12, 2016) Report from the City Manager on Follow-up Report on the Toronto Ward Boundary Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97280.pdf
Public Notice - Toronto Ward Boundary Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97398.pdf
Attachment 1 - Final Report - New Wards for Toronto - Toronto Ward Boundary Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97416.pdf
Attachment 2 - Final Report Appendices A to E
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97417.pdf
Attachment 3 - Supplementary Report: Toronto Ward Boundary Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97418.pdf
Attachment 4 - Revised Ward Boundary Implementation Timeline
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97419.pdf
Attachment 5 - Input on Options for Ward Boundary Changes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97480.pdf
(October 26, 2016) Presentation from the Consultants on New Wards for Toronto - Toronto Ward Boundary Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97618.pdf
Maps - Toronto Ward Boundary Review - Part 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97791.pdf
Maps - Toronto Ward Boundary Review - Part 2
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97792.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

Ward Boundaries adopted by Toronto City Council on November 8 and 9, 2016
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-98221.pdf
(November 1, 2016) Supplementary report from the City Clerk and the City Solicitor on Petition for Ward Boundary Changes (EX18.2a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-97991.pdf
Appendix A - Petition received under Section 129 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-97992.pdf
Appendix B - Ward Boundary Provisions - City of Toronto Act, 2006
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-97993.pdf
Consolidation of Map Options prepared by the City Clerk for City Council consideration on November 8 and 9, 2016 (EX18.2b)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-98017.pdf
(November 4, 2016) Supplementary report from the City Manager and the City Clerk on the Toronto Ward Boundary Review (EX18.2c)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-98115.pdf
(November 9, 2016) Presentation to City Council - New Wards for Toronto - Toronto Ward Boundary Review (EX18.2d)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-98214.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(October 21, 2016) Memo from the City Clerk, City of Toronto (EX.Supp.EX18.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63757.pdf
(October 22, 2016) E-mail from Peggy Paterson (EX.Supp.EX18.2.2)
(October 23, 2016) E-mail from Sheila Dunlop, Secretary, South Armour Heights Residents' Association (EX.Supp.EX18.2.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63759.pdf
(October 24, 2016) E-mail from Rick Whitten-Stovall, President, Bay Cloverhill Community Association, Linda Brett, President, Bloor Street East Neighbourhood Association and Andrew Horberry President, Church Wellesley Neighbourhood Association (EX.Supp.EX18.2.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63760.pdf
(October 23, 2016) E-mail from Linda Brockington McCarthy (EX.Supp.EX18.2.5)
(October 23, 2016) E-mail from Gerard C. Ronan (EX.Supp.EX18.2.6)
(October 24, 2016) Submission from Brian Graff (EX.Supp.EX18.2.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63820.pdf
(October 24, 2016) Submission from Brian Graff (EX.Supp.EX18.2.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63841.pdf
(October 24, 2016) E-mail from Clare Forshaw (EX.Supp.EX18.2.9)
(October 24, 2016) E-mail from Mary J. McMahon (EX.Supp.EX18.2.10)
(October 25, 2016) E-mail from Carol Burtin Fripp, Co-President, Leaside Property Owners' Association Incorporated (EX.Supp.EX18.2.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63838.pdf
(October 25, 2016) E-mail from Ilana Kotin (EX.Supp.EX18.2.12)
(October 25, 2016) Letter from Timothy Dobson, Chairman, Lakeshore Planning Council Corp. (EX.Supp.EX18.2.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63852.pdf
(October 25, 2016) Submission from Simon Chamberlain, Secretary, Mount Dennis Community Association (EX.New.EX18.2.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63865.pdf
(October 25, 2016) E-mail from Michael Holloway (EX.New.EX18.2.15)

Communications (City Council)

(October 27, 2016) E-mail from Josie Erent (CC.Main.EX18.2.16)
(November 1, 2016) E-mail from Kevin Wiener (CC.Supp.EX18.2.17)
(November 7, 2016) E-mail from Jonathan Waterhouse (CC.Supp.EX18.2.18)
(November 7, 2016) E-mail from Brian Graff (CC.New.EX18.2.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-64003.pdf
(November 7, 2016) E-mail from Elizabeth Pelzer (CC.New.EX18.2.20)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Chin Lee (Lost)

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 1 by:

 

a.  amending the boundary of the proposed Ward RW44 in Option 1 - Recommended Wards with Refinements (47 Wards) as described in Attachment 5 to the report (October 18, 2016) from the City Manager as follows:

 

The western boundary as Brimley Road from Steeles Avenue East in the north to Hwy 401 in the south, and the eastern boundary be Markham Road from Steeles Aveue East to McLevin Ave, then east along McLevin Ave, turning south at Neilson Road, all the way to Hwy 401, and the northern and southern boundaries remain as Steeles Ave E and Hwy 401 respectively; and

 

b.  amending the boundary of the proposed Ward RW42 in Option 1 - Recommended Wards with Refinements (47 Wards) as described in Attachment 5 to the report (October 18, 2016) from the City Manager as follows:

 

The northern boundary of Finch Avenue East starting at Brimley Road extended westward to Pharmacy Avenue. The western boundary of Warden Avenue from Finch Avenue to Huntingwood Drive be deleted and replaced by Pharmacy Avenue from Finch Avenue south to Huntingwood Drive; and that the northern boundary of Huntingwood Drive from Warden Avenue to Pharmacy Avenue to be deleted.

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-09-2016 3:39 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX18.2 - Lee - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 30 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Lost)

That City Council delete Executive Committee Recommendation 1:

 

1. City Council adopt Option 1 - Recommended Wards with Refinements (47 Wards) as described in Attachment 5 to the report (October 18, 2016) from the City Manager.

 

and replace it with the following:

 

1. City Council adopt Option 7 - Wards Consistent with Federal Riding Boundaries (26 Wards) as described in Attachment 5 to the report (October 18, 2016) from the City Manager.

 

2. City Council direct the City Manager to report back to City Council in 2017 on:

 

a. establishing a body of 38 Councillors and a Mayor; consisting of 26 local Councillors, 1 per ward,  and three Councillors-at-large per city district, for a total of 12 Councillors-at-large for the 2018 election;

 

b. impacts to governance and structure changes to the authority, duties and function of community councils composed of local Councillors with an approach to expand scope; and the establishment of new committees and a board of control composed of the Councillors-at-large and the Mayor with a focus on city-wide issues; and

 

c. impacts on compensation for elected officials under this new structure including the feasibility of establishing a citizen advisory panel which would advise on compensation under the new structure in time for Council's consideration prior to the 2018 election.

 

3. City Council direct the City Manager to begin discussions with appropriate officials of Federal and Provincial Governments with the objective of refining the common jurisdictional boundaries in central and South Etobicoke in future ward boundary reviews to address issues of voter parity between these areas, as described in the Consultant's report.

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-09-2016 3:34 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX18.2 - Holyday - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 32 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong

3 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Lost)

That City Council delete Executive Committee Recommendation 1:

 

1. City Council adopt Option 1 - Recommended Wards with Refinements (47 Wards) as described in Attachment 5 to the report (October 18, 2016) from the City Manager.

 

and replace it with the following:

 

1. City Council adopt Option 7 - Wards Consistent with Federal Riding Boundaries (26 Wards) as described in Attachment 5 to the report (October 18, 2016) from the City Manager; 

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-09-2016 3:35 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX18.2 - Karygiannis - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 32 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong

4 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Redundant)

That City Council delete Executive Committee Recommendation 1:

 

1. City Council adopt Option 1 - Recommended Wards with Refinements (47 Wards) as described in Attachment 5 to the report (October 18, 2016) from the City Manager.

 

and replace it with the following:

 

1. City Council adopt Option 7 - Wards Consistent with Federal Riding Boundaries (26 Wards) as described in Attachment 5 to the report (October 18, 2016) from the City Manager;

 

2. City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the City Clerk, to report to the Executive Committee on the impacts of Option 7 on Councillor office staffing levels and compensation which would be reflected in this governance model; and

 

3. City Council direct the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee on the City governance implications of Option 7.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata, having regard that motion 3 by Councillor Karygiannis was voted on and lost, ruled motion 4 by Councillor Crawford redundant.


5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Filion (Carried)

That City Council direct the City Solicitor to request that in scheduling any appeals of its ward boundary decision, the OMB take into consideration Council's wish to implement the new boundaries for the 2018 election.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-09-2016 3:40 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX18.2 - Filion - motion 5
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 14 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Mary-Margaret McMahon, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong

6a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Lost)

That City Council delete Executive Committee Recommendation 1:

 

1. City Council adopt Option 1 - Recommended Wards with Refinements (47 Wards) as described in Attachment 5 to the report (October 18, 2016) from the City Manager.

 

and replace it with the following:

 

1. City Council adopt Option 4 - 44 Wards (Revised) as described in Attachment 5 to the report (October 18, 2016) from the City Manager.

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-09-2016 3:38 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX18.2 - De Baeremaeker - motion 6a, without amendment
Total members that voted Yes: 13 Members that voted Yes are John Campbell, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 28 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong

6b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Lost)

That City Council request the City Clerk to include one additional full-time equivalent Constituent Assistant for each Ward, as part of the City Council 2018 operating budget request to be considered in the 2018 budget process.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-09-2016 3:41 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX18.2 - De Baeremaeker - motion 6b
Total members that voted Yes: 15 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Christin Carmichael Greb, Joe Cressy, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Michelle Holland, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 26 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong

7 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Norman Kelly (Lost)

That motion 6a by Councillor De Baeremaeker be amended by amending the boundaries of the proposed Ward W241 and W239 as follows:

 

a. The western boundary of proposed Ward W241 as Brimley Road from Steeles Avenue East in the north to Hwy 401 in the south, and the eastern boundary be Markham Road from Steeles Aveue East to McLevin Ave, then east along McLevin Ave, turning south at Neilson Road, all the way to Hwy 401, and the northern and southern boundaries remain as Steeles Ave E and Hwy 401 respectively; and

 

b. northern boundary of proposed W239 of Finch Avenue East starting at Brimley Road extended westward to Pharmacy Avenue. The western boundary of Warden Avenue from Finch Avenue to Huntingwood Drive be deleted and replaced by Pharmacy Avenue from Finch Avenue south to Huntingwood Drive; and that the northern boundary of Huntingwood Drive from Warden Avenue to Pharmacy Avenue to be deleted.

Vote (Amend Motion) Nov-09-2016 3:36 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX18.2 - Kelly - motion 7
Total members that voted Yes: 14 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 27 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong

8 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Lost)

That motion 6a by Councillor DeBaeremaker be amended by amending the boundary of the proposed Ward W243 as follows:

 

a. Extending the eastern boundary from Morningside Avenue and Ellesmere Road, north along Morningside Avenue to Highway 401 and west to meet the currently proposed Ward W243 boundary. 

Vote (Amend Motion) Nov-09-2016 3:37 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX18.2 - Ainslie - motion 8
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 29 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Nov-09-2016 3:42 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX18.2 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Ron Moeser (Lost)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council end the debate on Item EX18.2 and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) Nov-09-2016 2:21 PM

Result: Lost Two-Thirds Required - EX18.2 - Moeser - End debate
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 21 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Michelle Holland, Denzil Minnan-Wong

Point of Privilege by Councillor Michael Ford

Councillor Ford, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that he wished to clarify an earlier statement he made when speaking to this Item, that a Councillor chooses who they represent. His statement was incorrect.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and thanked Councillor Ford for his comments.


Point of Order by Councillor Mary Fragedakis

Councillor Fragedakis, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Council has three motions on Option 7 and she wished to know how they would be voted on.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that she would advise Council when voting gets underway.

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the City's consultants wished to make a presentation on this Item. The Speaker ruled that Council would need to decide if it wished to have a presentation and put the proposal to a vote which carried.

EX18.2 - Follow-up Report on the Toronto Ward Boundary Review

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council adopt Option 1 - Recommended Wards with Refinements (47 Wards) as described in Attachment 5 to the report (October 18, 2016) from the City Manager.

 

2.  City Council direct that the composition of City Council be one (1) Councillor per ward pursuant to the ward boundary structure approved and instruct the City Solicitor to submit a bill to implement any change to the composition of City Council after either the appeal period has expired without any appeals, or the appeal process for the ward boundary by-law has concluded.

 

3.  City Council request the City Solicitor to represent the City's interests in any legal proceedings including appeals relating to City Council's decision.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Directed the City Manager, in consultation with the City Clerk, to report directly to City Council on the financial impacts to all Councillor Office budgets of Option 4 - 44 Wards (Revised) (44 Wards) as described in Attachment 5 to the report (October 18, 2016) from the City Manager.

Origin

(October 18, 2016) Report from the City Manager

Summary

Toronto's ward boundaries have not been reviewed since 2000 and there are currently significant population discrepancies in some Toronto wards.  In June 2013, City Council directed that a third-party review Toronto's ward boundaries, per an approved Terms of Reference and work plan.  The City of Toronto Act, 2006 provides authority to City Council to make changes to its ward boundaries by by-law.

 

The Canadian Urban Institute, together with Beate Bowron Etcetera, The Davidson Group and Thomas Ostler (the "Consultant"), were retained to conduct a third-party review of Toronto's ward boundaries.

 

This report transmits the Consultant's reports: Toronto Ward Boundary Review Final Report and Supplementary Report, in response to the May 24, 2016 Executive Committee's direction asking the City Manager to request the Consultants for additional information on four (4) potential additional ward boundary options:

 

i.  46/47 wards – a review of Recommended Option 1 (47 wards) to determine if effective representation could be achieved focusing on changes to the city's current largest wards only;

 

ii.  44 wards – a review of Option 2 (44 wards) to determine if effective representation could be achieved by incorporating suggested refinements from the Toronto Ward Boundary Review process' Round 2 consultations in 2015;

 

iii.  25 wards – a review to determine if effective representation could be achieved if the city's ward boundaries were made to be consistent with federal and provincial riding boundaries (25 wards); and

 

iv.  47 wards – a review of the Recommended Option 1 (47 Ward) incorporating any additional input received from the public and Members of Council during the consultation process supporting the development of the Consultant's Supplementary Report.

   

The Consultants determined that one ward boundary model based on the Executive Committee's direction (the Minimal Change – large wards adjustment, 46/47 ward model) was not viable as it would not meet the established standards of "effective representation" required of the City's ward boundary structure.  The Consultant provides analysis on the remaining three (3) ward boundary structure models identified above.

 

The Consultant continues to recommend a ward structure of 47 wards with an average ward population of approximately 61,000 to ensure effective representation given population growth in Toronto over the last 15 years.  The Consultant's final and supplementary reports recommend a ward boundary structure that applies judicially recognized principles, considers leading electoral and public policy research and advice, and draws upon the input received through both a two-step broad engagement and consultation strategy and an additional follow-up engagement strategy with Members of City Council and the public.  The full list of seven (7) options provided by the Consultant, each of which achieves effective representation (with a variance of either 10 percent or 15 percent), is attached as Appendix 5 to this report.  

 

The City of Toronto Act, 2006 provides a period for appeals of ward boundary decisions to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).  Appeals to Divisional Court are also possible.  Any ward boundary changes will take effect for the next regular election if the by-law to adopt them has been enacted and any appeals to the by-law have been concluded prior to December 31, 2017.  Otherwise, a by-law changing ward boundaries would not apply until the 2022 election.

Background Information

(October 12, 2016) Report from the City Manager on Follow-up Report on the Toronto Ward Boundary Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97280.pdf
Public Notice - Toronto Ward Boundary Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97398.pdf
Attachment 1 - Final Report - New Wards for Toronto - Toronto Ward Boundary Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97416.pdf
Attachment 2 - Final Report Appendices A to E
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97417.pdf
Attachment 3 - Supplementary Report: Toronto Ward Boundary Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97418.pdf
Attachment 4 - Revised Ward Boundary Implementation Timeline
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97419.pdf
Attachment 5 - Input on Options for Ward Boundary Changes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97480.pdf
(October 26, 2016) Presentation from the Consultants on New Wards for Toronto - Toronto Ward Boundary Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97618.pdf
Maps - Toronto Ward Boundary Review - Part 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97791.pdf
Maps - Toronto Ward Boundary Review - Part 2
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97792.pdf

Communications

(October 21, 2016) Memo from the City Clerk, City of Toronto (EX.Supp.EX18.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63757.pdf
(October 22, 2016) E-mail from Peggy Paterson (EX.Supp.EX18.2.2)
(October 23, 2016) E-mail from Sheila Dunlop, Secretary, South Armour Heights Residents' Association (EX.Supp.EX18.2.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63759.pdf
(October 24, 2016) E-mail from Rick Whitten-Stovall, President, Bay Cloverhill Community Association, Linda Brett, President, Bloor Street East Neighbourhood Association and Andrew Horberry President, Church Wellesley Neighbourhood Association (EX.Supp.EX18.2.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63760.pdf
(October 23, 2016) E-mail from Linda Brockington McCarthy (EX.Supp.EX18.2.5)
(October 23, 2016) E-mail from Gerard C. Ronan (EX.Supp.EX18.2.6)
(October 24, 2016) Submission from Brian Graff (EX.Supp.EX18.2.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63820.pdf
(October 24, 2016) Submission from Brian Graff (EX.Supp.EX18.2.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63841.pdf
(October 24, 2016) E-mail from Clare Forshaw (EX.Supp.EX18.2.9)
(October 24, 2016) E-mail from Mary J. McMahon (EX.Supp.EX18.2.10)
(October 25, 2016) E-mail from Carol Burtin Fripp, Co-President, Leaside Property Owners' Association Incorporated (EX.Supp.EX18.2.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63838.pdf
(October 25, 2016) E-mail from Ilana Kotin (EX.Supp.EX18.2.12)
(October 25, 2016) Letter from Timothy Dobson, Chairman, Lakeshore Planning Council Corp. (EX.Supp.EX18.2.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63852.pdf
(October 25, 2016) Submission from Simon Chamberlain, Secretary, Mount Dennis Community Association (EX.New.EX18.2.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-63865.pdf
(October 25, 2016) E-mail from Michael Holloway (EX.New.EX18.2.15)

Speakers

David Harrison, Chair, Annex Residentsí Association
David Worts, Huron Sussex Residents Association
Sue Dexter, Harbord Village Residents' Association
Miroslav Glavic
Kathryn Holden
Linda Brett, Bloor Street East Neighbourhood Association (BENA)
John Burt, Bloor Street East Neighbourhood Association
Dr. William Rankin, Bloor Street East Neighbourhood Association
Derek Moran
Nicole Dionisio, Toronto Youth Cabinet
Simon Chamberlain, Mount Dennis Community Association
Brian Graff
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Joe Cressy
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Mary Fragedakis
Councillor Stephen Holyday
Councillor John Filion
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Vincent Crisanti

Motions

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

That City Council adopt Option 4 - 44 Wards (Revised) (44 Wards) as described in Attachment 5.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-26-2016

Result: Lost Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Holland, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary-Margaret McMahon, James Pasternak, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Lost)

That:

 

1.   City Council adopt Option 7 - Wards Consistent with Federal Riding Boundaries (26 Wards) as described in Attachment 5.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the City Clerk, to report to the Executive Committee on the impacts of Option 7 on Councillor office staffing levels and compensation which would be reflected in this governance model.

 

3. City Council direct the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee on the City governance implications of Option 7.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-26-2016

Result: Lost Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 3 Members that voted Yes are Gary Crawford, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That the Executive Committee direct the City Manager, in consultation with the City Clerk, to report directly to City Council on the financial impacts to all Councillor Office budgets of Option 4 - 44 Wards (Revised) (44 Wards) as described in Attachment 5.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-26-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 7 Members that voted Yes are Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Mary-Margaret McMahon, James Pasternak, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

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

That City Council adopt Option 1 - Recommended Wards with Refinements (47 Wards) as described in Attachment 5.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-26-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 7 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Mary-Margaret McMahon, James Pasternak, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

5 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

The motion 1 by Councillor Thompson be amended so that the eastern boundary of Ward 243 in Option 4 - 44 Wards (Revised) (44 Wards) as described in Attachment 5 be extended northward along Morningside Avenue from Ellesmere Road to Highway 401.

Vote (Amend Motion) Oct-26-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Michelle Holland, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Frank Di Giorgio, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

6 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council