Item - 2016.LS15.3

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 13, 2016 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Licensing and Standards Committee on November 30, 2016 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on December 13, 2016.

LS15.3 - Rental Apartment Buildings: Results of Public Consultation and Proposed Regulatory Regime

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 approve a new regulatory by-law for rental apartment buildings that requires property owners to:

 

a. register the building with the City of Toronto and submit required information;

b. have a process for receiving, tracking and responding to tenant repair requests;

c. notify tenants of service disruptions, property standards appeals, work orders and cleaning plan;

d. install notification board in central location;

e. have a comprehensive pest management plan that includes the use of licensed pest management professionals;

f. have a waste management plan;

g. have a cleaning plan;

h. use contractors with certification from Ontario College of Trades to conduct maintenance of HVAC and plumbing systems;

i. have a state of good repair capital plan; and

j. pay all applicable fees;

 

and direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report to the March 6, 2017 meeting of Licensing and Standards Committee with the new regulatory by-law.

 

2.  City Council direct that the program be funded as follows:

 

Program budget of $5,181,500, funded:

- 53 percent recovered from a $10.60 registration fee ($2,767,142)

- 12 percent recovered through revenues from enforcement action ($637,200)

- 35 percent recovered from the tax base ($1,777,161)

 

and direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report to the Budget Committee, during the 2017 Operating Budget process, on the program budget and the twelve additional Full-Time Equivalent staff required to implement the program proposed. 

 

3.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report in October, 2017 to the Licensing and Standards Committee, through the Tenant Issues Committee, on:

 

a. the proposed Administrative Penalty By-law, and increased set fines which would apply to violations under the Rental Apartment Building By-law; and

 

b. the proposed policies and operating procedures, organizational changes and financing requirements to enhance the capacity of Municipal Licensing and Standards to undertake remedial action.

 

4.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to:

 

a.  introduce regulations that would exempt the registration fee from eligibility for an Above Guideline Increase; and

 

b.  amend the Building Code Act or other necessary legislation to authorize the City of Toronto to establish a system of Administrative Monetary Penalties for property standards violations.

 

5.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to establish guidelines for when the Property Standards Committee can grant time extensions on work orders and to limit those criteria to situations that are only extraordinary circumstances.

 

6.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to include in the new regulatory by-law for rental apartment buildings an offence for renting out vacant units if the property owner is in breach of City by-laws, including a confirmed property standards order.

 

7.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to develop standard operating procedure service standards for 2018, subject to annual review, for Municipal Standards Officers which provide targeted timelines by violation category to bring landlords into compliance with City by-laws from the date an order is issued, and make the standards available to the public on the City website in the fourth quarter of, 2017.

 

8.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to explore the feasibility of a rating system similar to the City's "Dinesafe" program that requires landlords to post a colour-coded sign that displays the City's rating in a prominent, publicly identifiable location, along with posting the same information on the City's website and to report to the Licensing and Standards Committee in the fourth quarter of  2017.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 16, 2016) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Rental Apartment Buildings: Results of Public Consultation and Proposed Regulatory Regime
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98654.pdf
Attachment 1 - Jurisdictional Scan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98655.pdf
Attachment 2 - Results from 2015 Ipsos Reid Survey on Apartments and Condominiums
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98656.pdf
Attachment 3 - Consultation Findings from Online Survey, 2016
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98657.pdf
Attachment 4 - Proposed Building Information Requirements at Registration
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98658.pdf
Attachment 5 - Impact of Proposed Program Fees on Rent
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98659.pdf
Attachment 6 - MRAB Activities and Service Standards
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98660.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 29, 2016) Letter from Marva Burnett, President, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), John Plumadore, Brentwood Towers Tenant Associations, Helen Lee, Tenant Action Committee, Kenn Hale, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO), Melissa Goldstein, Housing Action Now, and Geordie Dent, Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) (LS.New.LS15.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/comm/communicationfile-64320.pdf
(November 29, 2016) E-mail from Theresa Lyle (LS.New.LS15.3.2)
(November 30, 2016) Letter from Brooks Barnett, Manager, Government Relations and Policy, REALPAC (LS.New.LS15.3.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/comm/communicationfile-64328.pdf
(November 30, 2016) Submission from Jonathan Ho, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario - ACTO (LS.New.LS15.3.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/comm/communicationfile-64340.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(November 30, 2016) Submission from Margie Carlson, Deputy Executive Director, Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (CC.Main.LS15.3.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-64489.pdf
(December 9, 2016) Letter from Daryl Chong, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (CC.Supp.LS15.3.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-64530.pdf
(December 13, 2016) Submission from Kenneth Hale, Director of Advocacy and Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (CC.New.LS15.3.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/comm/communicationfile-64511.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to explore the feasibility of a rating system similar to the City's "Dinesafe" program that requires landlords to post a colour-coded sign that displays the City's rating in a prominent, publicly identifiable location, along with posting the same information on the City's website and report to Licensing and Standards Committee in the fourth quarter of  2017.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-14-2016 6:58 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS15.3 - Matlow - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, 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, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That City Council delete Licensing and Standards Committee Recommendation 2:

 

2. City Council direct that the program be funded as follows:

 

Program budget of $4,442,904, funded:

- 45 percent recovered from a $8.00 registration fee per unit per year ($2,028,542)

- 15 percent recovered through revenues from enforcement action ($637,200)

- 40 percent recovered from the tax-base ($1,777,161)

 

and direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report to Budget Committee, during the 2017 Operating Budget process, on the program budget and the six additional Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) staff required to implement the program proposed.

 

and replace with the following recommendation:

 

2. City Council direct that the program be funded as follows:

 

Program budget of $5,181,500, funded:

53 percent recovered from a $10.60 registration fee ($2,767,142)

12 percent recovered through revenues from enforcement action ($637,200)

- 35 percent recovered from the tax base ($1,777,161)

 

and direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report to Budget Committee, during the 2017 Operating Budget process, on the program budget and the twelve additional Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) staff required to implement the program proposed. 

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-14-2016 6:55 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS15.3 - De Baeremaeker - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 20 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 19 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, 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, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak

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

That City Council delete Licensing and Standards Committee Recommendation 4.a.:

 

Recommendation to be deleted

 

4. City Council request the Province of Ontario to:

 

a. Introduce regulations that would exempt the registration fee from eligibility for an Above Guideline Increase (AGI); and

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-14-2016 6:57 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - LS15.3 - Holyday - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 30 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-14-2016 6:59 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS15.3 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are 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, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak

3a - Proposed Framework for a Multi-Residential Rental Property Licence - Results of Public Consultation and Proposed Regulations

Background Information (Committee)
(November 2, 2016) Letter from the Tenant Issues Committee on Proposed Framework for a Multi-Residential Rental Property Licence - Results of Public Consultation and Proposed Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98236.pdf
Presentation from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Framework for a Multi-Residential Rental Property Licence
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98237.pdf

LS15.3 - Rental Apartment Buildings: Results of Public Consultation and Proposed Regulatory Regime

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve a new regulatory by-law for rental apartment buildings that requires property owners to:

 

a. register the building with the City of Toronto and submit required information;

b. have a process for receiving, tracking and responding to tenant repair requests;

c. notify tenants of service disruptions, property standards appeals, work orders and cleaning plan;

d. install notification board in central location;

e. have a comprehensive pest management plan that includes the use of licensed pest management professionals;

f. have a waste management plan;

g. have a cleaning plan;

h. use contractors with certification from Ontario College of Trades to conduct maintenance of HVAC and plumbing systems;

i. have a state of good repair capital plan; and

j. pay all applicable fees.

 

and direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report to the March 6, 2017 meeting of Licensing and Standards Committee with the new regulatory by-law.

 

2.  City Council direct that the program be funded as follows:

 

Program budget of $4,442,904, funded:

-45% recovered from a $8.00 registration fee per unit per year ($2,028,542)

-15% recovered through revenues from enforcement action ($637,200)

-40% recovered from the tax-base ($1,777,161)

 

and direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report to Budget Committee, during the 2017 Operating Budget process, on the program budget and the six additional Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) staff required to implement the program proposed.

 

3.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report in October, 2017 to Licensing and Standards Committee through the Tenant Issues Committee, on:

 

a. the proposed Administrative Penalty by-law, and increased set fines which would apply to violations under the Rental Apartment Building By-law; and

 

b. the proposed policies and operating procedures, organizational changes and financing requirements to enhance the capacity of Municipal Licensing and Standards to undertake remedial action.

 

4.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to:

 

a. Introduce regulations that would exempt the registration fee from eligibility for an Above Guideline Increase (AGI); and

 

b. Amend the Building Code Act or other necessary legislation to authorize the City of Toronto to establish a system of Administrative Monetary Penalties for property standards violations

 

5.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to establish guidelines for when the Property Standards Committee can grant time extensions on work orders and to limit those criteria to situations that are only extraordinary circumstances.

 

6.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to include in the new regulatory by-law for rental apartment buildings an offence for renting out vacant units if the property owner is in breach of City by-laws, including a confirmed property standards order.

 

7.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to develop standard operating procedure service standards for 2018, subject to annual review, for Municipal Standards Officers which provide targeted timelines by violation category to bring landlords into compliance with City by-laws from the date an order is issued, and make the standards available to the public on the City website in Q4, 2017.

Origin

(November 16, 2016) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards

Summary

The report responds to City Council directives to consult on a proposed licensing framework for rental apartment buildings and recover the costs of an enhanced MRAB program. The report details the findings of staff research and public consultations that took place from August to October 2016.

 

Staff evaluated the regulatory option of licensing rental apartment buildings based on stakeholder expectations and the goal of improving the City's enforcement capacity. Findings confirm that a regulatory approach through licensing does not present any advantages over other regulatory tools authorized by the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and may actually create additional complexities that would not contribute to the programs goals of bringing rental apartment buildings into compliance.

 

The evaluation confirmed that the enactment of a regulatory bylaw, instead of a licensing bylaw, would provide the City with the necessary authorities to accomplish the City's mandate of consumer protection, safety and wellbeing of its citizens, and fulfill public expectations, while avoiding potential hindrances to obtaining compliance.  

 

The report proposes improvements to existing enforcement activities and regulations that will help:

  • strengthen enforcement of city by-laws
  • enhance tenant engagement and access to information
  • promote preventative maintenance in rental apartment buildings to prevent the deterioration of standards
  • recover program costs  

The improvements include the creation of a regulatory by-law, which would impose legal requirements for rental building owners, improved access to information about the quality of rental apartment buildings and new opportunities for higher fines.

 

The report also identifies additional inspection activities to help benchmark the quality of the housing stock in rental apartment buildings and enhance the proactive enforcement of property standards.  Lastly, the report outlines a process for recovering the costs of existing and proposed inspection and enforcement activities based on a combination of tax revenues, rental apartment building registration fee and user fees for non-compliant building owners.

 

The proposed changes build on the successes of the existing MRAB program and represent the next building block in an evolving municipal approach to improving living conditions for tenants in Toronto.

 

Legal Services, Shelter Support and Housing Administration (SSHA), Toronto Fire Services, Solid Waste Management Services, Toronto Public Health, and Tower Renewal Steps Program were consulted in preparation for this report.

Background Information

(November 16, 2016) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Rental Apartment Buildings: Results of Public Consultation and Proposed Regulatory Regime
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98654.pdf
Attachment 1 - Jurisdictional Scan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98655.pdf
Attachment 2 - Results from 2015 Ipsos Reid Survey on Apartments and Condominiums
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98656.pdf
Attachment 3 - Consultation Findings from Online Survey, 2016
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98657.pdf
Attachment 4 - Proposed Building Information Requirements at Registration
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98658.pdf
Attachment 5 - Impact of Proposed Program Fees on Rent
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98659.pdf
Attachment 6 - MRAB Activities and Service Standards
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98660.pdf

Communications

(November 29, 2016) Letter from Marva Burnett, President, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), John Plumadore, Brentwood Towers Tenant Associations, Helen Lee, Tenant Action Committee, Kenn Hale, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO), Melissa Goldstein, Housing Action Now, and Geordie Dent, Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) (LS.New.LS15.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/comm/communicationfile-64320.pdf
(November 29, 2016) E-mail from Theresa Lyle (LS.New.LS15.3.2)
(November 30, 2016) Letter from Brooks Barnett, Manager, Government Relations and Policy, REALPAC (LS.New.LS15.3.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/comm/communicationfile-64328.pdf
(November 30, 2016) Submission from Jonathan Ho, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario - ACTO (LS.New.LS15.3.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/comm/communicationfile-64340.pdf

Speakers

Laurie Simpson, Chairperson, Weston Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)
Geri Stevens, Co-Chairperson, East York ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now)
Kemba Robinson, Chairperson, Jane Finch York West ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now)
Andrew Marciniak, Lead Organizer, Toronto ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now)
Jonathan Ho, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
Theresa Lyle
Geordie Dent, Executive Director, Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA)
Daryl Chong, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association
Maryanna Lewyckyj, President, Park Vista Tenants' Association
Harold Myshrall
Helen Lee, Board of Directors, Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA)
Helen Chilas, President and Chair, 1501 Woodbine Tenants Association
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Janet Davis

Motions

1 - Motion to Defer Item Indefinitely moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Lost)

That consideration of the item be deferred indefinitely.

Vote (Defer Item Indefinitely) Nov-30-2016

Result: Lost Majority Required - Motion 1 by Councillor Mammoliti
Total members that voted Yes: 1 Members that voted Yes are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Josh Matlow, Cesar Palacio (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jim Karygiannis

2a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

1.  That City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report in October 2017 through the Tenant Issues Committee, on:

 

a. the proposed Administrative Penalty by-law, and increased set fines which would apply to violations under the Rental Apartment Building By-law;

 

b. the proposed policies and operating procedures, organizational changes and financing requirements to enhance the capacity of Municipal Licensing and Standards to undertake remedial action.

 

2. That Recommendation 1e in the report (November 16, 2016) from the Executive Director, Licensing and Standards Committee, be amended to read as follows:

 

1e) have a comprehensive pest management plan that includes the use of licensed pest management professionals

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-30-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion 2a by Councillor Matlow
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Josh Matlow, Cesar Palacio (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jim Karygiannis

2b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

1.  That City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to explore the feasibility of a rating system similar to the City's "DineSafe" program that requires landlords to post a colour-coded sign that displays the City's rating in a prominent, publicly identifiable location, along with posting the same information on the City's website and report to Licensing and Standards Committee in Q4, 2017.

 

2.  That City Council request the Province of Ontario to:

 

a. introduce regulations that would exempt the registration fee from eligibility for an Above Guideline Increase (AGI); and

 

b. amend the Building Code Act or other necessary legislation to authorize the City of Toronto to establish a system of Administrative Monetary Penalties for property standards violations

 

3.  That City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to establish guidelines for when the Property Standards Committee can grant time extensions on work orders and to limit those criteria to situations that are only extraordinary circumstances.

 

4.  That City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to include in the new regulatory by-law for rental apartment buildings an offence for renting out vacant units if the property owner is in breach of City by-laws, including a confirmed property standards order.

 

5.  That City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to develop standard operating procedure service standards for 2018, subject to annual review, for Municipal Standards Officers which provide targeted timelines by violation category to bring landlords into compliance with City by-laws from the date an order is issued, and make the standards available to the public on the City website in Q4, 2017.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-30-2016

Result: Lost Majority Required - Part 1 of Motion 2b by Councillor Matlow
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Josh Matlow
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jim Karygiannis

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-30-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required - Parts 2-5 of Motion 2b by Councillor Matlow
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Josh Matlow, Cesar Palacio (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jim Karygiannis

3a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That Recommendation 1 in the report (November 16, 2016) from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, be adopted.

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-30-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion 3a by Councillor De Baeremaeker
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Josh Matlow, Cesar Palacio (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jim Karygiannis

3b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Lost)

1.  That City Council direct that the program be funded as follows:

 

Program budget of $5,181,600, funded:

-45% recovered from a $10.60 registration per unit per year ($2,331,720)

-15% recovered through revenues from enforcement action ($777,240)

-40% recovered from the tax-base ($2,072,640)

 

2.  That City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to report to Budget Committee during the 2017 operating budget process on the program budget and the twelve additional Full-time Equivalent (FTE) staff required to implement the program proposed.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-30-2016

Result: Lost Majority Required - Motion 3b by Councillor De Baeremaeker
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Josh Matlow
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jim Karygiannis

4a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That Recommendation 2 Option D in the report (November 16, 2016) from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, be adopted.

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-30-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion 4a by Councillor Palacio
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Josh Matlow, Cesar Palacio (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jim Karygiannis

4b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Lost)

That City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to further enhance the Regulatory Framework By-law by ceasing the use of Information Letters to non-compliant apartment building landlords, as any leniency, or less than full enforcement that does not accomplish the City's mandate of consumer protection, safety and the expectation of the general public.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-30-2016

Result: Lost Majority Required - Motion 4b by Councillor Palacio
Total members that voted Yes: 1 Members that voted Yes are Cesar Palacio (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jim Karygiannis

Rulings

Ruling by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Upheld)
Councillor Palacio ruled that Motion 4b was in order.
Challenged by Councillor Josh Matlow

3a - Proposed Framework for a Multi-Residential Rental Property Licence - Results of Public Consultation and Proposed Regulations

Origin
(November 2, 2016) Letter from the Tenant Issues Committee
Summary

The Tenant Issues Committee, on November 2, 2016, considered Item TD4.1 regarding the Proposed Framework for a Multi-residential Rental Property Licence - Results of Public Consultation and Proposed Regulations.

Background Information
(November 2, 2016) Letter from the Tenant Issues Committee on Proposed Framework for a Multi-Residential Rental Property Licence - Results of Public Consultation and Proposed Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98236.pdf
Presentation from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Framework for a Multi-Residential Rental Property Licence
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-98237.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council