Item - 2016.MM18.9

Tracking Status

  • This item was considered by City Council on May 3, 2016 and was not adopted.

MM18.9 - Accessibility and Public Safety around the Yonge and Dundas Intersection - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Pam McConnell

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Not Adopted
Ward:
27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

City Council Decision

Motion MM18.9 was not adopted at City Council on May 3, 4 and 5, 2016.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM18.9 be referred to the Licensing and Standards Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) May-04-2016 2:31 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM18.9 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser

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

That:

 

1. City Council delete Motion MM18.9 Recommendation 1:

 

Recommendation to be deleted

 

1.  City Council suspend all busking permits and related busking activities around the Cadillac Fairview Toronto Eaton Centre’s Yonge and Dundas entrances, and 10 Dundas Street East to ensure physical access and public safety until a longer term policy or strategy can be developed.

 

and replace it with the following new recommendation:

 

1.  City Council amend former City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 313, Streets and Sidewalks, to prohibit at all times activity authorized under a permit as a busker and/or as a sidewalk artist for one year or until a new street performance by-law is in place on the following streets:

 

a.  Dundas Street East, north side, from Yonge Street to Victoria Street;

b.  Yonge Street, east side, from Dundas Street East to a point 15 metres north of Dundas Street East;

c.  Yonge Street, west side, from Dundas Street West to a point 66 metres south of Dundas Street West, opposite Dundas Square Street; and

d.  Dundas Street West, south side, from Yonge Street to a point 55 metres west of Yonge Street.

 

2.  City Council amend Motion MM19.9 Recommendation 2 by adding the words " including consultations with existing busker permit holders and other key stakeholders" after the word "busker" so that it now reads:

 

2.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report to the Licensing and Standards Committee in the first quarter of 2017 after completing a review of the busker by-laws and longer term policy and strategy on buskers, including consultations with existing busker permit holders and other key stakeholders.

Vote (Amend Item) May-05-2016 5:54 PM

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required - MM18.9 - Wong-Tam - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 15 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 15 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Stephen Holyday, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Justin J. Di Ciano, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Ron Moeser, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item (Lost)

Vote (Adopt Item) May-05-2016 5:55 PM

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required - MM18.9 - Adopt the item without amendment
Total members that voted Yes: 15 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 15 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Stephen Holyday, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Justin J. Di Ciano, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Ron Moeser, Michael Thompson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council