Item - 2017.CD23.3

Tracking Status

CD23.3 - S.H. Armstrong Pool Working Group - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
32 - Beaches-East York

City Council Decision

City Council on November 7, 8 and 9, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to continue programming at S.H. Armstrong Community Centre Pool from January to March 2018 and City Council direct that this interim extension be funded through savings to be achieved from the planned closure of two other Toronto District School Board pools for capital projects in 2018.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 4, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on S.H. Armstrong Pool Working Group - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107701.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(October 20, 2017) E-mail from The Community Members of S.H. Armstrong Pool Working Group (CD.New.CD23.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/comm/communicationfile-73101.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Nov-07-2017 10:48 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD23.3 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Justin J. Di Ciano, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Michelle Holland, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Michael Thompson

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon - as she has a relative who is working as a life guard

CD23.3 - S.H. Armstrong Pool Working Group - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
32 - Beaches-East York

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to continue programming at S.H. Armstrong Community Centre Pool from January to March 2018 and that this interim extension be funded through savings to be achieved from the planned closure of two other Toronto District School Board pools for capital projects in 2018.

Origin

(October 4, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

SH Armstrong Pool, located in the Duke of Connaught Public School in Ward 32, is one of the 27 school pool locations currently used by the City of Toronto for the provision of aquatic program delivery, including swimming lessons and drop-in swimming.

 

As part of the 2017 Budget process, City Council approved the relocation of programming from SH Armstrong pool to other nearby locations with capacity to accommodate these programs effective July, 2017.

 

With the availability of temporary funding, Council approved the reinstatement of services at the pool from September to December, 2017.

 

Council also directed the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to establish a pool working group to develop and review a plan that increased the utilization of the pool's capacity and report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on the Pool's performance by the fourth quarter of 2017.

 

The purpose of this report is to report back on the success of the working group's efforts in increasing the pool's utilization in Fall of 2017 and to request that Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to continue programming at SH Armstrong pool for the first quarter of 2018 until Council makes a decision on the full reinstatement of programs, as part of the 2018 Budget Cycle.

Background Information

(October 4, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on S.H. Armstrong Pool Working Group - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-107701.pdf

Communications

(October 20, 2017) E-mail from The Community Members of S.H. Armstrong Pool Working Group (CD.New.CD23.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/comm/communicationfile-73101.pdf

Speakers

Sara Ehrhardt, S.H. Armstrong Pool Working Group

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Oct-23-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Joe Mihevc, James Pasternak (Chair), Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council