Item - 2016.EX20.2

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 13, 2016 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on December 1, 2016 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on December 13, 2016.

EX20.2 - The City of Toronto's Immediate and Longer-term Revenue Strategy Direction

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council refer the following revenue options to the Budget Committee for consideration as part of the 2017 Budget Process:

 

a.  introducing a dedicated property tax levy of 0.5 percent directed to the City Building Fund;

 

b.  allowing the commercial property tax rates to rise at the maximum allowed 50 percent of the residential property tax rate increase;

 

c.  harmonizing the Municipal Land Transfer Tax rates with the Ontario Land Transfer Tax rates, including the new graduated rate;

 

d.  harmonizing or increasing the Municipal Land Transfer Tax first-time homebuyer rebates with the Ontario Land Transfer Tax first-time homebuyer rebates, including the new Canadian citizenship and permanent residency test;

 

e.  changing the Municipal Land Transfer Tax first-time homebuyer rebate eligibility criteria to include a maximum value of consideration; and

 

f. introducing an above inflationary increase to the Third Party Sign Tax. 

 

2. City Council refer to the City Manager for inclusion in the consultations on the City’s Long-Term Financial Plan:

 

a. Income tax;

 

b. Commercial parking levy;

 

c. Sales tax; and

 

d. Alcohol tax.

 

3.  City Council endorse changes and request the Province to move ahead with:

 

a.  Legislative and/or regulatory reforms to enable in 2017:

 

i.  hotel and short-term accommodation rental tax;

 

ii.  clear authority to require the collection of taxes by intermediaries, such as for hotel and short-term rental accommodation taxes; and

 

iii.  tolling of roads under the jurisdictional ownership of the City.

 

4. City Council endorse, upon legislative changes from the Province, implementation of a hotel tax at a rate of 4 percent.

 

5. City Council endorse, upon legislative changes from the Province, implementation of a tax on lodging applied to short-term rentals and request the City Manager to report back on a recommended tax rate no higher than 10 percent.

 

6.  City Council request the Province to continue to support regional tourism in Toronto by maintaining or enhancing the annual funding, with the base being the current funding level of $9.9 million, provided to Tourism Toronto as a Regional Tourism Organization.

 

7.  City Council request the Province to move ahead with legislative reforms and/or agreements for sharing of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) with the City of Toronto and other municipalities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for future budgets.

 

8.  If a share of the HST is not granted, City Council request the City Manager to engage the Province and the Canada Revenue Agency to explore the feasibility of a collection agreement that would facilitate the remittance of a sales tax to the City of Toronto, coordinate with other municipalities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to move forward with the same, and report to the Executive Committee in the fourth quarter of 2017.

 

9.  City Council request the Province to exempt any Toronto road tolls from HST and in the event that this is not possible, that the HST be applied to transit expansion in the City of Toronto.

 

10.  Should the City receive authority to implement the tolling of roads, City Council direct the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report on:

 

a. capping the amount of toll that a Toronto resident would pay per year; and

 

b. issuing a Request for Expression of Interest on the methods in which tolls would be administered, including the use of dynamic pricing that would reduce tolls during off-peak travel periods.

 

11.  Should City Council receive authority to implement the tolling of roads, City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report on the traffic impacts of diversion onto local roads anticipated from implementing tolling, including an analysis of the impacts on road safety for all users (cyclists, pedestrians, motorists, etc) and the environment.

 

12.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to include in the report back to Executive Committee in 2017 on tolling and pricing of the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, potential traffic impacts on parallel roads and neighbourhood streets in areas adjacent to the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway.

 

13.  City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the General Manager, Transportation Services, and any other appropriate City staff, to thoroughly investigate, study and report on the short and long-term impacts of the implementation of road tolls on:

 

a. the travel patterns of 905-area residents and other out-of-area commuters into the City on local roads in Ward 6, including Brown's Line, Evans Avenue, Kipling Avenue, Islington Avenue, Park Lawn Road, Royal York Road, and the future Legion Road extension;

 

b. traffic patterns into and out of Ward 5 Etobicoke-Lakeshore, with particular focus on traffic flow along The Queensway;

 

c. the current Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan work and delivery timelines, and current Waterfront Transit Reset work and delivery timelines, including identifying any infrastructure improvements that will be required; 

 

d. current traffic initiatives in Ward 6, including but not limited to the Palace Pier Court and Lake Shore Boulevard ("highway 2") pinch point; closing the gap on a dedicated right-of-way from St. Joseph Hospital to Exhibition Place and connecting options; possible relocation of the Humber Loop to Park Lawn Road and Lake Shore Boulevard West; and a dedicated rush-hour, transit-only lane on Lake Shore Boulevard West east of Park Lawn Road; and 

 

e. the current and expected redevelopment of the 6 Points Area and Bloor/Dundas corridor.

 

14.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider, as part of the forthcoming report to the Executive Committee on tolling options for the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway:

 

a. approaches to implement distance and time based pricing and the implications; and

 

b. approaches to provide discounts to tolling for Toronto residents and other discount options such as discounts for residents with low-income or seniors.

 

15.  City Council request the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee, as part of the long-term financial plan, on all legal, policy and regulatory tools to ensure that all revenue collected from road tolls on the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway are dedicated exclusively to transit and transportation initiatives and to further advise on possible independent oversight and audit with a view to maintaining the integrity of these funds and their intended purpose and maintaining public confidence.

 

16.  City Council direct the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to consult impacted businesses on the revenue options identified in Recommendations 2 and 3 in the report (November 17, 2016) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, as part of the Long-Term Financial Plan consultation process.

 

17.  City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, as part of the 2017 Budget Process, to report on options for City Council to establish a cash payment-in-lieu of parking policy for new residential developments which do not meet the City's parking standards, with the funds to be held in a reserve account dedicated to funding transit and cycling capital improvements.

 

18. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Executive Committee in the third quarter of 2017 on a mechanism to bring unauthorized parking pad locations into compliance to be included as a revenue source in the 2018 Budget process.

 

19.  City Council direct the City Manager in consultation with the province to examine the potential impacts and the possibility of the City of Toronto levying an additional land transfer tax on purchase and/or sale of homes to non-Canadian residents (this comprises of foreign nationals that are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada) of up to 5 percent of the value of the sale of the house.

 

20. City Council request the City Manager to report to the Budget Committee as part of the 2017 budget process to consider increasing the City's investment in Arts and Culture funding from a portion of the revenue generated from a Hotel Tax.

 

21. City Council request the Province work collaboratively with the City to address current and future revenue shortfalls, better reflecting the unique needs of the City of Toronto.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered Items EX20.1 and EX20.2 together.

 

The City Manager gave a presentation to City Council on Items EX20.1, EX20.2 and EX20.3.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 17, 2016) Report and Appendices B, C and E from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on The City of Toronto's Immediate and Longer-term Revenue Strategy Direction
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-98518.pdf
Appendix A - Report from KPMG on Additional Economic Assessment of Revenue Options
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-98725.pdf
Appendix D - Letters from the Mayor to the Province requesting legislative/regulatory changes, and the response from the Minister of Municipal Affairs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-98726.pdf
(December 1, 2016) Presentation from the City Manager on EX20.1, EX20.2, and EX20.3 - Long-Term Financial Direction Update, Revenue Strategy, and Asset Optimization Reports
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-98847.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(December 13, 2016) City Manager's Presentation on EX20.1, EX20.2, and EX20.3: Long-Term Financial Direction Update, Revenue Strategy, and Asset Optimization Reports
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-99136.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 24, 2016) E-mail from Rick Durst (EX.Supp.EX20.2.1)
(November 29, 2016) Letter from Bryan Tuckey, President, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) (EX.Supp.EX20.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64365.pdf
(November 30, 2016) Letter from Grant Humes, Executive Director, Toronto Financial District Business Improvement Area (EX.Supp.EX20.2.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64295.pdf
(November 29, 2016) Letter from Rosanne Caron, President, Out-of-Home Marketing Association of Canada (EX.Supp.EX20.2.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64296.pdf
(November 29, 2016) E-mail from Jannie Mills (EX.Supp.EX20.2.5)
(November 29, 2016) E-mail from Patricia Duck (EX.New.EX20.2.6)
(November 27, 2016) E-mail from Linda Makarchuk (EX.Supp.EX20.2.7)
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Murray and Linda Lumley (EX.Supp.EX20.2.8)
(November 30, 2016) Letter from Terry Mundell, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Hotel Association (EX.Supp.EX20.2.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64367.pdf
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Brooks Barnett, Coordinator, Reasl Estate Industry Coalition (EX.Supp.EX20.2.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64373.pdf
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Myer Siemiatycki (EX.Supp.EX20.2.11)
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Lindsay Wiginton (EX.Supp.EX20.2.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64386.pdf
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Dave Meslin (EX.New.EX20.2.13)
(December 1, 2016) Letter from Larry Cerqua, President, Toronto Real Estate Board (EX.New.EX20.2.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64402.pdf
(November 30, 2016) Letter from Teresa Di Felice, Director, Government and Community Relations, CAA South Central Ontario (EX.New.EX20.2.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64437.pdf
(December 1, 2016) Letter from Andrew Judge, President, The Toronto Industry Network (EX.New.EX20.2.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64438.pdf
(December 1, 2016) E-mail from Graham Haines and Cherise Burda (EX.New.EX20.2.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64439.pdf
(December 1, 2016) E-mail from Tekla Hendrickson (EX.New.EX20.2.18)
(December 1, 2016) Submission from Paul R. Codd (EX.New.EX20.2.19)

Communications (City Council)

(December 2, 2016) E-mail from Silva Redigonda (CC.Main.EX20.2.20)
(December 1, 2016) E-mail from Margaret Cantwell (CC.Main.EX20.2.21)
(December 2, 2016) E-mail from Stella Magic (CC.Main.EX20.2.22)
(December 7, 2016) E-mail from Robin Riko (CC.Supp.EX20.2.23)
(December 7, 2016) Letter from Kathy Pandell, Geoffrey L. Moore and Associates (CC.Supp.EX20.2.24)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-64476.pdf
(December 8, 2016) Letter from Tony Elenis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (CC.Supp.EX20.2.25)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-64521.pdf
(December 12, 2016) Letter from Grant Humes, Executive Director, Toronto Financial District Business Improvement Area (CC.Supp.EX20.2.26)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-64524.pdf
(December 12, 2016) Letter from Brooks Barnett, Coordinator, Real Estate Industry Coalition (CC.Supp.EX20.2.27)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-64505.pdf
(December 12, 2016) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (CC.Supp.EX20.2.28)
(December 12, 2016) Letter from Janice Solomon, Executive Director, Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area (CC.New.EX20.2.29)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-64508.pdf
(December 12, 2016) Letter from Franz Hartmann, Executive Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance, Gideon Forman, Climate Change and Transportation Policy Analyst, David Suzuki Foundation, Dianne Zimmerman, Policy Director, Transportation and Urban Solutions, The Pembina Institute, Doris Grinspun, Chief Executive Officer, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, Executive Director, City Building Institute, Ryerson University and Geoff Cape, Chief Executive Officer, Evergreen (CC.New.EX20.2.30)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-64531.pdf
(December 12, 2016) E-mail from Kenneth Mitchell (CC.New.EX20.2.31)
(December 13, 2016) E-mail from Toby Wright (CC.New.EX20.2.32)
(December 1, 2016) E-mail from Sylvia and Arthur Serley (CC.New.EX20.2.33)

Motions (City Council)

1a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Amended)

That:

 

a.  City Council request the Province to move ahead with legislative reforms and/or agreements for sharing of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) with the City of Toronto and other municipalities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for future budgets;

 

b.  if a share of the HST is not granted, City Council request the City Manager to engage the Province and the Canada Revenue Agency to explore the feasibility of a collection agreement that would facilitate the remittance of a sales tax to the City of Toronto, coordinate with other municipalities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to move forward with the same, and report to the Executive Committee in the fourth quarter of 2017;

 

c. City Council direct the additional funds from a sales tax to the City Building Fund;

 

d. if sufficient Revenue tools are not approved to cover the costs of projects such as transit, housing and child care, that previously approved unfunded projects be reconsidered.

 

Parts c and d of motion 1a, lost.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:24 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Matlow - motion 1a Part a
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:26 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Matlow - motion 1a Part b
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:27 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Matlow - motion 1a Part c
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 32 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:28 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Matlow - motion 1a - Part d
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 30 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Lost)

That City Council request the City Manager to determine the priority and scope of Toronto's infrastructure projects, to be funded in whole or in part with any new revenue tool(s), based on ridership/user projections, land-use patterns, most urgent need, density, future development potential, and other methods of assessment consistent with recognized urban planning principles, and report to the Executive Committee in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:29 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Matlow - motion 1b
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 23 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Lost)

That City Council re-introduce the personal vehicle tax at a rate of up to $120 annually per four-wheeled vehicle and direct the proceeds to addressing TTC capital improvements and service gaps and accelerating the implementation of the Road Safety Plan, and direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report back to Executive Committee in January 2017 on tax design and implementation and forward this matter to Budget Committee for consideration as part of the 2017 budget process.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:31 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Wong-Tam - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 31 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

3a - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Lost)

That City Council refer the Item back to staff for further consideration and request staff to report to the Executive Committee once the Province of Ontario has formally committed to allowing the City of Toronto to toll the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway and to tax alcohol.

Vote (Refer Item) Dec-13-2016 3:53 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Mammoliti - motion 3a - Refer the item
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that voted No: 29 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Chin Lee, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner

3b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Lost)

That City Council delete the Executive Committee Recommendations and request the City Manager to report directly to the February 15 and 16, 2017 meeting of City Council considering the following options as alternative to revenue tools:

 

a. amalgamate all City of Toronto affordable housing related offices and direct that all affordable housing services be operated under the Toronto Community Housing Corporation for a savings of $100 million or more.

 

b. transition out of the Child Care Services as soon as possible and request the Province of Ontario to assume responsibility of all child care services in the City of Toronto for a savings of $ 76 million;

 

c. transition out of the public transportation services and request Metrolinx to assume responsibility of the Toronto Transit Commission for a savings of $600 million or more;

 

d. request the Province of Ontario to eliminate the Finch LRT Line for a savings of $1.1 billion;

 

e.  find further savings by implementing a plan to amalgamate Fire Services with Toronto Paramedic Services;

 

f.  eliminate the $100 million for the Poverty Reduction Strategy;

 

g.  abandon plans for the Rail Deck Park; and

 

h.  request the Province assume the responsibility and cost of Homes for the Aged.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-13-2016 8:10 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Mammoliti - motion 3b Part a
Total members that voted Yes: 7 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 35 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, 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, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-13-2016 8:11 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Mammoliti - motion 3b Part b
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, 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, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-13-2016 8:12 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Mammoliti - motion 3b Part c
Total members that voted Yes: 16 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 26 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-13-2016 8:13 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Mammoliti - motion 3b Part d
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that voted No: 40 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, 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, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-13-2016 8:14 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Mammoliti - motion 3b Part e
Total members that voted Yes: 17 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 24 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-13-2016 8:15 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Mammoliti - motion 3b Part f
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that voted No: 39 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, 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, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-13-2016 8:16 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Mammoliti - motion 3b Part h
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 22 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Ron Moeser
Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled part g of motion 3b out of order as it requires a re-opening.


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Cressy (Amended)

1.  City Council endorse, upon legislative changes from the Province, implementation of a hotel tax at a rate of 4 percent.

 

2.  City Council endorse, upon legislative changes from the province, implementation of a tax on lodging applied to short-term rentals and request the City Manager to report back on a recommended tax rate no higher than 10 percent.

 

3.  City Council refer to the City Manager for inclusion in the consultations on the City’s Long-Term Financial Plan:

a. Graduated residential property tax rates

b. Income tax

c. Commercial parking levy

d. Sales tax

e.  Alcohol tax

 

4.  City Council request the Province work collaboratively with the City to address current and future revenue shortfalls, better reflecting the unique needs of the City of Toronto.

 

Part 3a of motion 4, lost.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Cressy - motion 4 Part 1
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Cressy - motion 4 Part 2
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, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:35 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Cressy - motion 4 Part 3a
Total members that voted Yes: 20 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 22 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:37 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Cressy - motion 4 Part 3b
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:38 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Cressy - motion 4 Part 3c
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:39 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Cressy - motion 4 Part 3d
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, 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, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 19 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:41 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Cressy - motion 4 Part 3e
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, 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, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 14 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:42 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Cressy - motion 4 Part 4
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, 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, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

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

Amendment on Item EX20.1

 

That City Council request that the City Manager report to the Budget Committee, as part of the 2017 Budget Process, details on the city services, enhancements and cost which were voluntarily adopted by Council, however could be the responsbility of the Federal or Provincial Government.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:07 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.1 - Holyday - motion 5
Total members that voted Yes: 16 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 26 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

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

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 6 by adding the following:

 

c. establishing toll-free time periods on off-peak weekday hours, evenings and weekends;

 

d. establishing a rebate program to recover tolls paid by Toronto Taxpayers on their property tax bills;

 

e. establishing a mechanism to exempt from tolls vehicles registered to Toronto businesses;

 

f. establishing a mechanism to exempt from tolls vehicles with mulitple occupants who are car-pooling.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-13-2016 8:17 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Holyday - motion 6
Total members that voted Yes: 13 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Vincent Crisanti, Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 29 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

7 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Amended)

That City Council amend the Executive Committee Recommendations by:

 

a.   amending Recommendation 1 by adding a new part f:

 

f.  introducing an above inflationary increase to the Third Party Sign Tax;

 

b.   deleting Recommendation 2:

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

2.  City Council direct that consideration of any increase in the Third Party Sign Tax be deferred until the Planning and Growth Management Committee has considered the staff report on the review of the Tax expected in April, 2017, as referenced in the report (November 17, 2016) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer;

 

c.  amending Recommendation 4a. by adding a new part iv:

 

iv.  the imposition and collection of alcohol tax at LCBO stores; and

 

d.  amending Recommendation 4. by adding a new part b:

 

b. Legislative reforms and/or agreements for application in future budgets (2018 and beyond)

 

i.  graduated residential property tax rates;

ii.  parking sales tax;

iii.  municipal income tax; and

iv.  sharing of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) with municipalities.

 

Parts c and d of motion 7, lost.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-13-2016 8:18 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Davis - motion 7 Parts a and b
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-13-2016 8:20 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Davis - balance of motion 7
Total members that voted Yes: 14 Members that voted Yes are Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 27 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

8a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Lost)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider including the Allen Road Expressway as part of the forthcoming report to the Executive Committee on tolling options for the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:43 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Fragedakis - motion 8a
Total members that voted Yes: 13 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 29 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

8b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Carried)

Should City Council receive authority to implement the tolling of roads, City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report on the traffic impacts of diversion onto local roads anticipated from implementing tolling, including an analysis of the impacts on road safety for all users (cyclists, pedestrians, motorists, etc) and the environment.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:44 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Fragedakis - motion 8b
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Jim Karygiannis, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

8c - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider, as part of the forthcoming report to the Executive Committee on tolling options for the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway:

 

a. approaches to implement distance and time based pricing and the implications; and

 

b. approaches to provide discounts to tolling for Toronto residents and other discount options such as discounts for residents with low-income or seniors.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:45 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Fragedakis - motion 8c Part a
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:46 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Fragedakis - motion 8c Part b
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

8d - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Lost)

Should City Council receive authority to implement the tolling of roads, City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report on:

 

a. approaches for dedicating a portion of net revenue from tolling, such as:

 

i. public transit infrastructure projects and a portion of that to be directed to Toronto Transit Commission annual operations; and

 

ii. the public transit infrastructure projects supported be in the same transportation corridor as the tolled roads.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:47 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Fragedakis - motion 8d
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 30 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

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

That City Council direct the City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report back to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2017 on:

 

1. Recommendations and ideas for the sale and lease back of large office towers in strategic locations currently owned by the City of Toronto; and

 

2. Recommendations for fairness in the application of the Land Transfer Tax by having both the buyer and the seller pay a percentage of the sale price as a tax.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:48 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Pasternak - motion 9
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 33 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Ron Moeser

10 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That City Council direct the City Manager in consultation with the province to examine the potential impacts and the possibility of the City of Toronto levying an additional land transfer tax on purchase and/or sale of homes to non-Canadian residents (this comprises of foreign nationals that are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada) of up to 5 percent of the value of the sale of the house.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:49 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Karygiannis - motion 10
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 19 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Ron Moeser

11 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Lost)

That City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to consider a long-term phased approach to adjusting Toronto's Property Tax rates to the Greater Toronto Area average, across all classes and include public consultation of Council's consideration, the phased approach to align all class adjustments with Council's social and economic development policies.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:51 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Carroll - motion 11
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 33 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

12 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Executive Committee in the third quarter of 2017 on a mechanism to bring unauthorized parking pad locations into compliance to be included as a revenue source in the 2018 Budget process.

 

2.  City Council request the City Manager to report to the Budget Committee as part of the 2017 budget process to consider increasing the City's investment in Arts and Culture funding from a portion of the revenue generated from a Hotel Tax.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:52 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - McMahon - motion 12 Part 1
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Christin Carmichael Greb, Joe Cressy, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:53 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - McMahon - motion 12 Part 2
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 17 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

13 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Lost)

That motion 2 by Councillor Wong-Tam be amended by adding the words "including the maintenance and improvement of local roads" after the word "Plan" so that it now reads as follows:

 

That City Council re-introduce the personal vehicle tax at a rate of up to $120 annually per four-wheeled vehicle and direct the proceeds to addressing TTC capital improvements and service gaps and accelerating the implementation of the Road Safety Plan, including the maintenance and improvement of local roads and direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report back to Executive Committee in January 2017 on tax design and implementation and forward this matter to Budget Committee for consideration as part of the 2017 budget process.

Vote (Amend Motion) Dec-13-2016 8:30 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Fletcher - motion 13
Total members that voted Yes: 14 Members that voted Yes are Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 28 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

14 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor John Filion (Lost)

That City Council delete Executive Committee Recommendation 3:

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

3. City Council give consideration to expanding the use of electronic signs as a way of increasing the amount of funds raised by the Third Party Sign Tax.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-13-2016 8:22 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Filion - motion 14
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 23 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

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

City Council request that the City Manager, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the General Manager, Transportation Services, and any other appropriate City staff, thoroughly investigate, study and report on the short and long-term impacts of the implementation of road tolls on:

 

a. the travel patterns of 905-area residents and other out-of-area commuters into the City on local roads in Ward 6, including Brown's Line, Evans Avenue, Kipling Avenue, Islington Avenue, Park Lawn Road, Royal York Road, and the future Legion Road extension;

 

b.  the current Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan work and delivery timelines, and current Waterfront Transit Reset work and delivery timelines, including identifying any infrastructure improvements that will be required; and

 

c. current traffic initiatives in Ward 6, including but not limited to the Palace Pier Court and Lake Shore Boulevard ("highway 2") pinch point; closing the gap on a dedicated right-of-way from St. Joseph Hospital to Exhibition Place and connecting options; possible relocation of the Humber Loop to Park Lawn Road and Lake Shore Boulevard West; and a dedicated rush-hour, transit-only lane on Lake Shore Boulevard West east of Park Lawn Road.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:54 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Grimes - motion 15
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, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Janet Davis, John Filion, Jim Karygiannis, Joe Mihevc, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

16 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor John Campbell (Lost)

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 4a by adding a new part iv:

 

iv.  personal income tax.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-13-2016 8:23 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Campbell - motion 16
Total members that voted Yes: 17 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 25 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

17 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Redundant)

That City Council:

 

1. Delete Executive Committee Recommendation 3; 

 

2. Amend Executive Committee Recommendation 2 by adding the words "such review to include consideration of expanding the use of electronic signs as a way of increasing the amount of funds raised by the Third Party Sign Tax."

 

so that Recommendation 2 now reads:

 

2. City Council direct that consideration of any increase in the Third Party Sign Tax be deferred until the Planning and Growth Management Committee has considered the staff report on the review of the Tax expected in April, 2017, as referenced in the report (November 17, 2016) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, such review to include consideration of expanding the use of electronic signs as a way of increasing the amount of funds raised by the Third Party Sign Tax.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 17 by Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong redundant due to Council adoption of motion 7 by Councillor Davis.


18 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano (Carried)

City Council request that the City Manager, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the General Manager, Transportation Services, and any other appropriate City staff, thoroughly investigate, study and report on the short and long-term impacts of the implementation of road tolls on:

 

a. traffic patterns into and out of Ward 5 Etobicoke-Lakeshore, with particular focus on traffic flow along The Queensway; and

 

b. the current and expected redevelopment of the 6 Points Area and Bloor/Dundas corridor.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:55 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Di Ciano - motion 18
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Janet Davis, John Filion, Jim Karygiannis, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

19 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to include in the report back to Executive Committee in 2017 on tolling and pricing of the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, potential traffic impacts on parallel roads and neighbourhood streets in areas adjacent to the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:56 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Robinson - motion 19
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

20a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Lost)

That City Council direct that all revenues generated by road tolls be applied to reduce Toronto Transit Commission fares from present (2016) levels.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:57 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Perruzza - motion 20a
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Layton, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that voted No: 38 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

20b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Lost)

That City Council request the Province of Ontario to convert its operating subsidies to the City of Toronto to an equivalent share of provincial income tax revenue.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:58 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Perruzza - motion 20b
Total members that voted Yes: 13 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Josh Matlow, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 29 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

21 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee, as part of the long-term financial plan, on all legal, policy and regulatory tools to ensure that all revenue collected from road tolls on the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway are dedicated exclusively to transit and transportation initiatives and to further advise on possible independent oversight and audit with a view to maintaining the integrity of these funds and their intended purpose and maintaining public confidence.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-13-2016 8:59 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Mayor Tory - motion 21
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Jim Karygiannis, Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of Executive Committee Recommendation 1c.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-13-2016 9:00 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Executive Committee Recommendation 1c
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Jim Karygiannis, Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of Executive Committee Recommendation 1d.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-13-2016 9:02 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Executive Committee Recommendation 1d
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Jim Karygiannis, Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of the Item as amended, as it pertains to the Municipal Land Transfer Tax.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-13-2016 9:03 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Item as amended pertaining to the MLTT
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Lost)

Adoption of  Executive Committee Recommendation 3.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-13-2016 9:05 PM

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required - EX20.2 - Executive Committee Recommendation 3
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 21 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adopt the balance of the Item as amended.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-13-2016 9:06 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Adopt the balance of the Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, 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, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 9 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Vincent Crisanti, Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Jim Karygiannis, Ron Moeser

Point of Privilege by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Privilege, asked the Speaker to define in writing how he had been badgering staff.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata, accepted the Point of Privilege and ruled that she would give Councillor Mammoliti a written description.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Carroll, rising on a Point of Privilege on behalf of Speaker Nunziata, stated that rude treatment and combative and argumentative comments to the Speaker besmirch governance rules of the Chamber and stated that she hopes Council supports her in her concerns.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege, and thanked Councillor Carroll for her comments.


Point of Order by Councillor John Campbell

Councillor Campbell, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Councillor Cressy had placed motions on the floor, and that his understanding was that questions of the mover should only relate to clarification of the motion.

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


Point of Privilege by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that the Speaker was not treating him like other Members in the Chamber and asked that the Speaker add 15 seconds to his time to ask Councillor Davis questions about her motion.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and ruled that Councillor Mammoliti had asked his questions.


Point of Order by Councillor John Campbell

Councillor Campbell, rising on a Point of Order, stated that when a Councillor puts a motion on the floor, it is not an opportunity to debate the motion but to ask and respond to questions to clarify the motion.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Carroll, rising on a Point of Privilege stated that she was answering questions about her motion.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Holyday, rising on a Point of Privilege stated that he was asking questions to clarify Councillor Carroll's motion.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata, accepted the Point of Order and Points of Privilege and ruled that Councillor Holyday should ask questions that clarify Councillor Carroll's motion only, and that Councillor Carrol should respond to the questions being asked of her about her motion.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Privilege, acknowledged that his debate with the Mayor had become heated and rowdy, and apologized to his colleagues.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata, accepted the Point of Privilege and thanked Councillor Mammoliti for his apology.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that he had done some research into the Mayor's comment that Councillor Mammoliti had previously supported road tolls in an interview, and found that he did state in an interview in 2010 that he would support tolling new highways, but not existing highways.

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


Point of Privilege by Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Holyday, rising on a Point of Privilege stated that he had made an error with one of his numbers when questioning the Mayor. He should have stated $1.40 not $1.60 and apologized for the error.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata, accepted the Point of Privilege and thanked Councillor Holyday for his apology.


Point of Order by Councillor John Filion

Councillor Filion, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong's motion 17 was proposed to be voted on before his motion 14, which seems to be procedurally incorrect, as Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong's motion would make some of his motion redundant.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and asked the City Clerk to advise Council on the voting order. The City Clerk advised Council that the votes are ordered so that Members have the opportunity to vote on the maximum number of motions, and that this ordering preserves Council's options.


Point of Order by Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Perks, rising on a Point of Order stated that he wished to clarify that voting on EX20.2 was in no way pre-emptive of the City's budget debate.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and stated that voting on this Item was not pre-emptive on the debate, it will be part of the Budget Process.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Mary Fragedakis

Councillor Fragedakis, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Councillor Karygiannis had previously suggested that Highway 5 was Danforth Avenue when in fact it is Dundas Street.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata, accepted the Point of Privilege and thanked Councillor Fragedakis for her comments.

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Mammoliti should stop badgering staff and allow them to answer questions.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that she was fed up with Councillor Mammoliti's behaviour during his questions of the Mayor, and if he cannot control himself he should leave the Chamber.

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Maria Augimeri - on motion 4, Part 3c and motion 7, Part d ii, as her son is an employee of a parking company.
Councillor Vincent Crisanti - as it relates to the Municipal Land Transfer Tax as he is a member of the Toronto Real Estate Board.

EX20.2 - The City of Toronto's Immediate and Longer-term Revenue Strategy Direction

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council refer the following revenue options to the Budget Committee for consideration as part of the 2017 budget process:

 

a.  introducing a dedicated property tax levy of 0.5 percent directed to the City Building Fund.

 

b.  allowing the commercial property tax rates to rise at the maximum allowed 50 percent of the residential property tax rate increase;

 

c.  harmonizing the Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) rates with the Ontario Land Transfer Tax (LTT) rates, including the new graduated rate;

 

d.  harmonizing or increasing the Municipal Land Transfer Tax first-time homebuyer (FTHB) rebates with the Ontario Land Transfer Tax first-time homebuyer rebates, including the new Canadian citizenship and permanent residency test; and

 

e.  changing the Municipal Land Transfer Tax first-time homebuyer rebate eligibility criteria to include a maximum value of consideration.

 

2.  City Council direct that consideration of any increase in the Third Party Sign Tax be deferred until the Planning and Growth Management Committee has considered the staff report on the review of the Tax expected in April, 2017, as referenced in the report (November 17, 2016) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

3.  City Council give consideration to expanding the use of electronic signs as a way of increasing the amount of funds raised by the Third Party Sign Tax.

  

4.  City Council endorse changes and request the Province to move ahead with:

 

a.  Legislative and/or regulatory reforms to enable in 2017:

 

i.  hotel and short-term accommodation rental tax;

 

ii.  clear authority to require the collection of taxes by intermediaries, such as for hotel and short-term rental accommodation taxes; and

 

iii.  tolling of roads under the jurisdictional ownership of the City.

 

5.  City Council request the Province to exempt any Toronto road tolls from HST and in the event that this is not possible, that the HST be applied to transit expansion in the City of Toronto.

  

6.  Should the City receive authority to implement the tolling of roads, City Council direct the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report on:

 

a. capping the amount of toll that a Toronto resident would pay per year, and

 

b. issuing a Request for Expression of Interest on the methods in which tolls would be administered, including the use of dynamic pricing that would reduce tolls during off-peak travel periods.

 

7.  City Council direct the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to consult impacted businesses on the revenue options identified in recommendations 2 and 3 in the report (November 17, 2016) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, as part of the Long-Term Financial Plan consultation process.

 

8.  City Council request the Province to continue to support regional tourism in Toronto by maintaining or enhancing the annual funding, with the base being the current funding level of $9.9 million, provided to Tourism Toronto as a Regional Tourism Organization.

 

9.  City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, as part of the 2017 budget process, to report on options for City Council to establish a cash payment-in-lieu of parking policy for new residential developments which do not meet the City's parking standards, with the funds to be held in a reserve account dedicated to funding transit and cycling capital improvements.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer gave a presentation on EX20.1, EX20.2, and EX20.3 - Long-Term Financial Direction Update, Revenue Strategy, and Asset Optimization reports.

Origin

(November 17, 2016) Report from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer

Summary

The City is assessing its overall approach to both revenue and expenses within the context of updating its long-term financial direction.  The City's finances are often complex and seemingly abstract, but they are fundamental to achieving Council's collective vision for a growing, diverse and dynamic community, with unique challenges such as traffic congestion, higher incidence of poverty, and disproportionate social housing burdens from those faced by surrounding municipalities.

 

This report provides a framework for the application of existing and new revenues, principles for the selection of potential revenues, a discussion on social and economic impacts, and implementation considerations.

 

The City funds its activities from a variety of sources that can be categorized as property-related taxes, specialty taxes, and service fees. The City's broad taxation authorities are set out in the City of Toronto Act, 2006 (COTA), and limited by a list of prohibited tax fields such as income, sales, and wealth. The remaining options tend to be rather narrow in application, and correspondingly limited in terms of revenue capacity. The City explored its tax options both within and outside its authority during the June 28, 2016 meeting of Executive Committee (EX16.3).

 

All taxes are generally viewed negatively by the public and directly affected parties. The challenge is to choose those options that produce the least harm, with particular sensitivity to those who are directly impacted.

 

This report provides the results of further analysis regarding those options that appeared to have the most potential to address both immediate revenue requirements of the City's 2017 budget and 2018 budget outlook and the City's long term capital requirements. The potential for a car rental tax is also discussed, as directed by Executive Committee.

 

The analysis includes consideration of the potential short and long term social and economic impacts of each option on the businesses and residents of Toronto, implementation and administration challenges, and the status of the legislative and regulatory restrictions and limitations.

 

When these factors are considered, the City is left with a limited set of practical options for significantly expanding its revenue base in 2017. These significant measures include property tax, land transfer tax, and reinstatement of the vehicle tax. A parking levy is not recommended due to its poor scoring on key criteria. More modest tax revenue options with longer implementation lead times, which require provincial legislative or regulatory changes, include introducing a new alcohol tax and/or hotel tax.

 

A somewhat broader set of options including expressway tolling and a parking sales tax may exist for future consideration, but these will similarly depend on provincial legislative and regulatory reforms. Expressway tolling can be an effective user pay option to generate funds to pay for highway rehabilitation costs and potentially other related mobility projects. Moderate tolls are affordable relative to other existing travel options, and can be an effective traffic management tool.

 

Various other taxation options exist and continue to be options for future consideration, including some that were discussed in the June 2016 KPMG study, such as a tobacco tax and/or an amusement tax.

 

The choice of application of tax proceeds is an important component of gaining public trust. Some taxes may be best suited for addressing unfunded capital requirements, while others may be more appropriate for dealing with ongoing operating expenditures. These attributes are discussed in the report.

 

This report has been prepared by Corporate Finance in consultation with staff from City Manager's Office, Economic Development and Culture, Social Development, Finance and Administration, Revenue Services Division, City Planning, City Legal, Financial Planning, Municipal Licensing and Standards, and Transportation Services.

Background Information

(November 17, 2016) Report and Appendices B, C and E from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on The City of Toronto's Immediate and Longer-term Revenue Strategy Direction
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-98518.pdf
Appendix A - Report from KPMG on Additional Economic Assessment of Revenue Options
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-98725.pdf
Appendix D - Letters from the Mayor to the Province requesting legislative/regulatory changes, and the response from the Minister of Municipal Affairs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-98726.pdf
(December 1, 2016) Presentation from the City Manager on EX20.1, EX20.2, and EX20.3 - Long-Term Financial Direction Update, Revenue Strategy, and Asset Optimization Reports
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-98847.pdf

Communications

(November 24, 2016) E-mail from Rick Durst (EX.Supp.EX20.2.1)
(November 29, 2016) Letter from Bryan Tuckey, President, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) (EX.Supp.EX20.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64365.pdf
(November 30, 2016) Letter from Grant Humes, Executive Director, Toronto Financial District Business Improvement Area (EX.Supp.EX20.2.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64295.pdf
(November 29, 2016) Letter from Rosanne Caron, President, Out-of-Home Marketing Association of Canada (EX.Supp.EX20.2.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64296.pdf
(November 29, 2016) E-mail from Jannie Mills (EX.Supp.EX20.2.5)
(November 29, 2016) E-mail from Patricia Duck (EX.New.EX20.2.6)
(November 27, 2016) E-mail from Linda Makarchuk (EX.Supp.EX20.2.7)
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Murray and Linda Lumley (EX.Supp.EX20.2.8)
(November 30, 2016) Letter from Terry Mundell, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Hotel Association (EX.Supp.EX20.2.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64367.pdf
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Brooks Barnett, Coordinator, Reasl Estate Industry Coalition (EX.Supp.EX20.2.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64373.pdf
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Myer Siemiatycki (EX.Supp.EX20.2.11)
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Lindsay Wiginton (EX.Supp.EX20.2.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64386.pdf
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Dave Meslin (EX.New.EX20.2.13)
(December 1, 2016) Letter from Larry Cerqua, President, Toronto Real Estate Board (EX.New.EX20.2.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64402.pdf
(November 30, 2016) Letter from Teresa Di Felice, Director, Government and Community Relations, CAA South Central Ontario (EX.New.EX20.2.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64437.pdf
(December 1, 2016) Letter from Andrew Judge, President, The Toronto Industry Network (EX.New.EX20.2.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64438.pdf
(December 1, 2016) E-mail from Graham Haines and Cherise Burda (EX.New.EX20.2.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-64439.pdf
(December 1, 2016) E-mail from Tekla Hendrickson (EX.New.EX20.2.18)
(December 1, 2016) Submission from Paul R. Codd (EX.New.EX20.2.19)

Speakers

Michael Brooks, REALpac
Gary Rygus, Retail Council of Canada
John Cartwright, President, Toronto and York Region Labour Council
Maureen O'Reilly, Toronto Public Library Workers
Cynthia Wilkey, West Don Lands Committee
Gideon Forman, Climate Change and Transportation Policy Analyst, David Suzuki Foundation
Franz Hartmann, Executive Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance
Miroslav Glavic
Jan De Silva, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Region Board of Trade
Jason Desjardins, CUPE Local 79
Katrina Miller, CUPE Local 79
Mary Hynes, Older Womens Network
Hamish Wilson
Johanne Bťlanger, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Toronto
Terry Mundell, Greater Toronto Hotel Association
Peter Miasek, Past President, Transport Action Ontario
Rosanne Caron, President, OMAC/Canadian Out of Home Measurement Bureau (COMB)
Barry Wilde, Chief Financial Officer, Pattison Outdoor Advertising
Steve Wolowich, Outfront Media
Luc Beaulieu, Astral Media Outdoor Inc.
Andy Manahan, Executive Director, Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO)
Anthony Fernando, Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO)
Teresa Di Felice, Director of Government and Community Relations, CAA South Central Ontario
Adina Lebo, Member, Canadian Association of Retired People (CARP)
Paul Codd
Graham Haines, Research Manager, Ryerson City Building Institute
Dan Starnino, V.P. Operations, Cieslok Media
Lindsay Wiginton, Pembina Institute
Councillor Joe Cressy
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti
Councillor Mike Layton
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Mary Fragedakis
Councillor Joe Mihevc
Councillor Gord Perks

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That the following recommendations from the report be adopted, with the following amendments:

 

3.  City Council endorse changes and request the Province to move ahead with:

 

a.  Legislative and/or regulatory reforms to enable in 2017:

 

i.  Hotel and short-term accommodation rental tax;

 

ii.  Clear authority to require the collection of taxes by intermediaries, such as for alcohol, tobacco, hotel and short-term rental accommodation taxes;

 

iv. Tolling of roads under the jurisdictional ownership of the City.

 

4.  City Council direct the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to consult impacted businesses on the revenue options identified in recommendations 2 and 3, as part of the Long-Term Financial Plan consultation process.

 

5.  City Council request the Province to continue to support regional tourism in Toronto by maintaining or enhancing the annual funding, with the base being the current funding level of $9.9 million, provided to Tourism Toronto as a Regional Tourism Organization.


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

That Recommendation 1 (a) through (e) be adopted with the following amendments:

 

1.  City Council refer the following revenue options to the Budget Committee for consideration as part of the 2017 budget process:

 

a.  introducing a dedicated property tax levy of 0.5 percent directed to the City Building Fund.

 

b.  allowing the commercial property tax rates to rise at the maximum allowed 50 percent of the residential property tax rate increase;

 

c.  harmonizing the Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) rates with the Ontario Land Transfer Tax (LTT) rates, including the new graduated rate;

 

d.  harmonizing or increasing the Municipal Land Transfer Tax first-time homebuyer (FTHB) rebates with the Ontario Land Transfer Tax first-time homebuyer rebates, including the new Canadian citizenship and permanent residency test;

 

e.  changing the Municipal Land Transfer Tax first-time homebuyer rebate eligibility criteria to include a maximum value of consideration.


3a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That, should the City receive authority to implement the tolling of roads, City Council direct the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report on:

 

a. capping the amount of toll that a Toronto resident would pay per year, and

 

b.  issuing a Request for Expression of Interest on the methods in which tolls would be administered, including the use of dynamic pricing that would reduce tolls during off-peak travel periods.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-01-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, David Shiner, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Michelle Holland, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

3b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

1.  That consideration of any increase in the Third Party Sign Tax be deferred until the Planning and Growth Management Committee has considered the staff report on the review of the Tax expected in April, 2017, as referenced in the report (November 17, 2016) from the City Manager.

 

2.  That consideration be given to expanding the use of electronic signs as a way of increasing the amount of funds raised by the Third Party Sign Tax.


4a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, as part of the 2017 Budget Process, to report on options for City Council to establish a cash payment-in-lieu of parking policy for new residential developments which do not meet the City's parking standards, with the funds to be held in a reserve account dedicated to funding transit and cycling capital improvements.


4b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That City Council request the Province to exempt any Toronto road tolls from HST and in the event that this is not possible, that the HST be applied to transit expansion in the City of Toronto.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council