Item - 2017.CD24.7

Tracking Status

CD24.7 - 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and Progress Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on December 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council approve the 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan as set out in Attachment 3 to the report (November 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, as amended by Part 10 below.
 

2.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager Cluster A, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration, the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the Director, Real Estate Services to approve specific sites for emergency shelters as per Attachment 2 to the report (November 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, provided that:

 

a.  the funding for these sites is within the capital and operating budgets approved by City Council;

 

b.  the shelter project has been approved by Council through the annual shelter infrastructure plan; and

 

c.  the location meets the requirements of the Municipal Shelter Bylaw 138-2003 and applicable zoning by-laws.
 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into agreements, as required, to implement shelters outlined in the 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan, set out in Attachment 3 to the report (November 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, as amended by Part 10 below.
 

4.  City Council replace the remaining elements of its existing Due Diligence Process for assessing new shelter sites with the new Emergency Shelter Development Process as set out in Attachment 1 to the report (November 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.
 

5.  City Council direct the General Manager of Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, on an urgent basis, to make available additional motel beds.
 

6.  City Council direct the General Manager of Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to audit all existing shelters to identify and open any and all available space that could accommodate additional beds, within Shelter Standards, as soon as possible.
 

7.  City Council direct the Director, Real Estate Services and the Transition Lead of the Toronto Realty Agency to work with the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration, supported by the full cooperation of all Division Heads and Agency Heads, in an immediate review of available buildings, including city/agency-owned sites, to open additional low-barrier winter respite sites as soon as possible, and among these sites, to include dedicated women-only spaces.

 
8.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration, on an urgent basis and as required, to amend existing contracts and/or enter into new purchase orders and operator agreements, to implement Parts 5, 6 and 7 above.
 

9.  City Council authorize the Interim Chief Financial Officer to transfer $10.6 million from the Tax Stabilization Fund to the Social Housing Reserve for the provision of the services identified in Parts 5, 6 and 7 above with a target of providing 400 beds/spaces as soon as is practically possible.
 

10.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to add the opening of three shelters, to be available for general shelter use in 2018, ensuring that across the shelter system new spaces are made available for diverse categories, with a view to achieving 90 percent occupancy; and, furthermore City Council request the Interim Chief Financial Officer to report to the Budget Committee on the financial implications to Shelter Support and Housing Administration's 2018 Preliminary operating budget and 10-year capital plan.

 

11.  City Council request the General Manager of Shelter Support and Housing Administration to identify a site for a 24-hour drop-in and referral centre and report to Community Development and Recreation in the second quarter of 2018.

 

12.  City Council request the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration to provide an update on the implementation of the above measures and planning for winter service delivery in 2018/19 by the end of the second quarter of 2018.

 

13.  City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to review opportunities for adding temporary shelter space after-programming hours in City-owned community and recreation centres to help alleviate the overcrowding in the Out of the Cold programs, shelters, respite and warming centres.

 

14. City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to identify a site for a new family-specific year-round 24-hour drop-in and referral centre, and report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in the first quarter of 2018.

 

15.  City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to work with operators to review resources available to 24-hour women's drop-in programs to address overcrowding, including using resources from the Central Toronto Local Health Integrated Network, and report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in the first quarter of 2018.

 

16.  City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to work with the Local Health Integration Networks, to include consistent medically-focused case management across the spectrum of drop-ins and shelters as a performance measure.

 

17.  City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on existing policy and strategies for client referral from "at capacity" shelters to one or more shelter with capacity on any given night.

 

18.  City Council support Shelter Support and Housing Administration in developing its rapid housing strategy, involving interdisciplinary teams, including the Local Health Integration Networks and community agencies, with housing allowances and other supports to move homeless individuals from shelters to supportive housing.

 

19.  City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to carry out this work with an intersectional gender lens to ensure that women and gender non-binary people have equitable access to these services.

 

20.  City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to explore funding program and strategic partnership opportunities with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and their recommendations set out in Changing Directions, Changing Lives, the Mental Health Strategy for Canada.

 

21.  City Council direct the City Manager to prepare a list of all provincially and federally-owned buildings and properties and to report back to the January 17, 2018 Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting.

 

22 .  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the May 1, 2018 Planning and Growth Management Committee meeting with zoning by-law amendment options that increase the as-of-right permissions for shelters.

 

23.  City Council request the Mayor to convene a meeting of community leaders owning/managing properties in Toronto to help secure sites, permanent and temporary, to locate shelters and low barrier winter respite sites.

 

24.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to:

 

a.   immediately increase health service supports administered through the Local Health Integration Networks, to the City of Toronto's shelter system; and


b.   reintroduce funding mechanisms to offset the cost of sudden and prolonged increases in demand for emergency shelter space in Toronto.

 

25.  City Council urge the Federal Government to expedite the implementation of the National Housing Strategy, including maintaining Toronto's baseline Social Housing funding at 2017 levels.

 

26.  City Council request the Federal Government to pay for all necessary resources, including affordable housing and shelter costs, for any refugees that have moved to Toronto over the last three years.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 10, 2017) Report and Attachments 1 to 4 from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and Progress Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-108928.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 17, 2017) Letter from Steve Meagher, Shelter Manager, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre (CD.New.CD24.7.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/comm/communicationfile-73970.pdf
(November 17, 2017) Submission from Tim Maguire, President, Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE Local 79 (CD.New.CD24.7.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/comm/communicationfile-73957.pdf
(November 17, 2017) Submission from Katrina Miller, Strategic Communications and Campaigns, Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE Local 79 (CD.New.CD24.7.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/comm/communicationfile-73959.pdf
(November 20, 2017) Letter from Kira Heineck, Executive Lead, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (CD.New.CD24.7.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/comm/communicationfile-73981.pdf
(November 20, 2017) Submission from Rafi Aaron, Spokesperson, The Interfaith Coalition to Fight Homelessness (CD.New.CD24.7.5)
(November 20, 2017) Submission from Toby Nichol (CD.New.CD24.7.6)

Communications (City Council)

(November 21, 2017) E-mail from Brad Jones (CC.Main.CD24.7.7)
(December 1, 2017) E-mail from Smadar Carmon (CC.Supp.CD24.7.8)
(December 4, 2017) Submission from Roxie Danielson on behalf of the Street Nurses Network (CC.New.CD24.7.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-74363.pdf
(December 5, 2017) E-mail from Steve Gillis (CC.New.CD24.7.10)
(December 5, 2017) Letter from Doris Grinspun, Chief Executive Officer, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (CC.New.CD24.7.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-74392.pdf
(November 1, 2017) Submission from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 Toronto Centre - Rosedale (CC.New.CD24.7.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-74390.pdf
(December 5, 2017) Petition from Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina, headed "Open the armouries for shelter", containing the names of approximately 3,000 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)
(December 5, 2017) Petition from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale, headed "Open the armouries for shelter", containing the names of approximately 3,000 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)
(December 5, 2017) Petition from Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park, headed "Open the armouries for shelter", containing the names of approximately 3,000 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)
(December 5, 2017) Petition from Councillor Janet Davis, Ward 31, Beaches-East York, headed "Open the armouries for shelter", containing the names of approximately 3,000 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)
(December 5, 2017) Petition from Councillor Neethan Shan, Ward 42, Scarborough-Rouge River, headed "Open the armouries for shelter", containing the names of approximately 2,000 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)
(December 5, 2017) Petition from Councillor Sarah Doucette, Ward 13, Parkdale-High Park, headed "Open the armouries for shelter", containing the names of approximately 4,000 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)
(December 5, 2017) Petition from Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina, headed "Open the armouries for shelter", containing the names of approximately 3,000 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That City Council delete the Community Development and Recreation Committee Recommendations and adopt instead the following new recommendations:

 

1.  City Council approve the 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan as set out in Attachment 3 to the report (November 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, as amended by Part 10 below.
 

2.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager Cluster A, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration, the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the Director, Real Estate Services to approve specific sites for emergency shelters as per Attachment 2 to the report (November 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, provided that:

 

a.  the funding for these sites is within the capital and operating budgets approved by City Council;

b.  the shelter project has been approved by Council through the annual shelter infrastructure plan; and

c.  the location meets the requirements of the Municipal Shelter Bylaw 138-2003 and applicable zoning by-laws.
 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into agreements, as required, to implement shelters outlined in the 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan, set out in Attachment 3 to the report (November 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, as amended by Part 10 below.
 

4.  City Council replace the remaining elements of its existing Due Diligence Process for assessing new shelter sites with the new Emergency Shelter Development Process as set out in Attachment 1 to the report (November 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.
 

5.  City Council direct the General Manager of Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, on an urgent basis, to make available additional motel beds.
 

6.  City Council direct the General Manager of Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to audit all existing shelters to identify and open any and all available space that could accommodate additional beds, within Shelter Standards, as soon as possible.
 

7.  City Council direct the Director, Real Estate Services and the Transition Lead of the Toronto Realty Agency to work with the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration, supported by the full cooperation of all Division Heads and Agency Heads, in an immediate review of available buildings, including city/agency-owned sites, to open additional low-barrier winter respite sites as soon as possible, and among these sites, to include dedicated women-only spaces.

 
8.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration, on an urgent basis and as required, to amend existing contracts and/or enter into new purchase orders and operator agreements, to implement Parts 5, 6 and 7 above.
 

9.  City Council authorize the Acting Chief Financial Officer to transfer $10.6 million from the Tax Stabilization Fund to the Social Housing Reserve for the provision of the services identified in Parts 5, 6 and 7 above with a target of providing 400 beds/spaces as soon as is practically possible.
 

10.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to add the opening of three shelters, to be available for general shelter use in 2018, ensuring that across the shelter system new spaces are made available for diverse categories, with a view to achieving 90 percent occupancy; and, furthermore City Council request the Interim Chief Financial Officer to report to the Budget Committee on the financial implications to Shelter Support and Housing Administration's 2018 Preliminary operating budget and 10-year capital plan.

 
11.  City Council request the General Manager of Shelter Support and Housing Administration to identify a site for a 24-hour drop-in and referral centre and report to Community Development and Recreation in the second quarter of 2018.

 
12.  City Council request the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration to provide an update on the implementation of the above measures and planning for winter service delivery in 2018/19 by the end of the second quarter of 2018.
 

13.  City Council request the Mayor to convene a meeting of community leaders owning/managing properties in Toronto to help secure sites, permanent and temporary, to locate shelters and low barrier winter respite sites.
 

14.  City Council request the Provincial Government to reintroduce funding mechanisms to offset the cost of sudden and prolonged increases in demand for emergency shelter space in Toronto.
 

15.  City Council urge the Federal Government to expedite the implementation of the National Housing Strategy, including maintaining Toronto's baseline Social Housing funding at 2017 levels.
 

16.  City Council support Shelter Support and Housing Administration in developing its rapid housing strategy, involving interdisciplinary teams, including the Local Health Integration Networks and community agencies, with housing allowances and other supports to move homeless individuals from shelters to supportive housing.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-06-2017 4:07 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD24.7 - Mihevc - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis

2a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Lost)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to make every effort to find existing landlords as partners to replace hotel rooms in the City of Toronto, including Airbnb.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-06-2017 4:08 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - CD24.7 - Mammoliti - motion 2a
Total members that voted Yes: 14 Members that voted Yes are John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 28 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis

2b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

That City Council request the federal government to pay for all necessary resources, including affordable housing and shelter costs, for any refugees that have moved to Toronto over the last three years.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-06-2017 4:09 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD24.7 - Mammoliti - motion 2b
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Gord Perks, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis

2c - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Lost)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to conduct a count of the City's homeless population and report to City Council in two months' time on those homeless persons who have moved from other municipalities and are now using City of Toronto resources.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-06-2017 4:10 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - CD24.7 - Mammoliti - motion 2c
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 23 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis

3a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to explore funding program and strategic partnership opportunities with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and their recommendations set out in Changing Directions, Changing Lives, the Mental Health Strategy for Canada.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-06-2017 4:11 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD24.7 - Pasternak- motion 3a
Total members that voted Yes: 42 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, 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, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis

3b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on existing policy and strategies for client referral from "at capacity" shelters to one or more shelter with capacity on any given night.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-06-2017 4:12 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD24.7 - Pasternak- motion 3b
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, 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, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis

4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council direct the City Manager to prepare a list of all provincially and federally-owned buildings and properties and to report back to the January 17, 2018 Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-06-2017 4:13 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD24.7 - Fletcher - motion 4 revised
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, 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, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis

5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Amended)

That City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to work with operators to review resources available to 24-hour women's drop-in programs to address overcrowding, including using resources from the Central Toronto Local Health Integrated Network, and report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in the second quarter of 2018.

 

Amended by motion 7 by Councillor Perks.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-06-2017 4:15 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD24.7 - Layton - motion 5 as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, 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, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis

6a - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Lost)

That:

 

1. City Council amend Recommendation 1 of motion 1 by Councillor Mihevc by adding the words "such plan to include the opening of 1,000 new shelter beds (rather than drop-in beds) to meet the standard of 90 percent shelter occupancy across all sectors, which includes low-threshold, harm reduction focused shelters" so that it now reads as follows:

 

1. City Council approve the 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan as set out in Attachment 3 to the report (November 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, as amended by Part 10 below, such plan to include the opening of 1,000 new shelter beds (rather than drop-in beds) to meet the standard of 90 percent shelter occupancy across all sectors, which includes low-threshold, harm reduction focused shelters.

 

2. City Council amend Recommendation 7 of motion 1 by Councillor Mihevc by deleting the words "women-only spaces" and adding the words "cots where possible and" and "spaces for women and gender non-binary people" so that it now reads as follows:

 

7.  City Council direct the Director, Real Estate Services and the Transition Lead of the Toronto Realty Agency to work with the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration, supported by the full cooperation of all Division Heads and Agency Heads, in an immediate review of available buildings, including city/agency-owned sites, to open additional low-barrier winter respite sites as soon as possible, and among these sites, to include cots where possible and dedicated spaces for women and gender non-binary people.

 

3. City Council amend Recommendation 9 of motion 1 by Councillor Mihevc by deleting the word "spaces" so it now reads as follows:

 

9.  City Council authorize the Acting Chief Financial Officer to transfer $10.6 million from the Tax Stabilization Fund to the Social Housing Reserve for the provision of the services identified in Parts 5, 6 and 7 above with a target of providing 400 beds/spaces as soon as is practically possible.

Vote (Amend Motion) Dec-06-2017 4:06 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - CD24.7 - Wong-Tam - motion 6a
Total members that voted Yes: 17 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 25 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, 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 were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis

6b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Amended)

That:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to identify a site for a new family-specific year-round 24-hour drop-in and referral centre, and report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in the first quarter of 2018.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to work with the Local Health Integration Networks, to include consistent medically-focused case management across the spectrum of drop-ins and shelters as a performance measure.

 

3.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to immediately increase health service supports administered through the Local Health Integration Networks, to the City of Toronto's shelter system.

 

4.  City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to review opportunities for adding temporary shelter space after-programming hours in city-owned community and recreation centres to help alleviate the overcrowding in the Out of the Cold programs, shelters, respite and warming centres.

 

5.  City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to carry out this work with an intersectional gender lens to ensure that women and gender non-binary people have equitable access to these services.

 

6. City Council direct the City Manager to formally request and submit an operational proposal to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence to open the armouries and other available federal buildings by the end of 2017 for the purpose of providing temporary shelter beds and supports for the homeless, including at least 100 beds allocated for women and gender non-binary people, and to complement any provincial and local efforts with their unique capabilities including military personnel and equipment.

 

Part 6 of motion 6b lost.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-06-2017 4:18 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD24.7 - Wong-Tam - motion 6b Parts 1 to 5 only
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, 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, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-06-2017 4:19 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - CD24.7 - Wong-Tam - motion 6b Part 6 only
Total members that voted Yes: 17 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 25 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, 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 were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis

7 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That City Council amend motion 5 by Councillor Layton by deleting the word "second" and inserting the word "first" so that it now reads as follows:

 

That City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to work with operators to review resources available to 24-hour women's drop-in programs to address overcrowding, including using resources from the Central Toronto Local Health Integrated Network, and report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in the first quarter of 2018.

Vote (Amend Motion) Dec-06-2017 4:14 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD24.7 - Perks - motion 7
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis

8 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Cressy (Carried)

That City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the May 1, 2018 Planning and Growth Management Committee meeting with zoning by-law amendment options that increase the as-of-right permissions for shelters.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-06-2017 4:22 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD24.7 - Cressy - motion 8
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 14 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis

CD24.7 - 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and Progress Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to include in the 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan the opening of 1,000 new shelter beds (rather than drop-in beds) to meet the standard of 90 percent shelter occupancy across all sectors, which includes low-threshold, harm reduction focused shelters.

 

2.  City Council approve the 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan, set out in Attachment 3 to the report (November 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and amended by Recommendation 1 above.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into agreements, as required, to implement shelters outlined in the 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan, set out in Attachment 3 to the report (November 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and amended by Recommendation 1 above.

 

4.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager Cluster A,  in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration, the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the Director, Real Estate Services, to approve specific sites for emergency shelters, as per Attachment 2 to the report (November 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, provided that:

 

a.  the funding for these sites is within the capital and operating budgets approved by City Council;

 

b.  the shelter project has been approved by Council through the annual shelter infrastructure plan; and

 

c.  the location meets the requirements of the Municipal Shelter Bylaw 138-2003 and applicable zoning by-laws.

 

5.  City Council replace the remaining elements of its existing Due Diligence Process for assessing new shelter sites with the new Emergency Shelter Development Process (ESDP) set out in Attachment 1 to the report (November 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

6.  City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to identify a site for a new family-specific year-round 24-hour drop-in and referral centre, and report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in the first quarter of 2018.

 

7.  City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to work with the Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN), to include consistent  medically-focused case management across the spectrum of drop-ins and shelters as a performance measure.

 

8.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to immediately increase health service supports administered through the Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN), to the City of Toronto's shelter system.

 

9.  City Council request the Mayor to use his authority under the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 59, Emergency Management, to declare an emergency exists with respect to the City's shelter system and direct that a response be created that allows for additional temporary shelter space for men and women, including trans-accessible beds, to be opened by the end of 2017 to protect the health, safety and welfare of our most vulnerable residents for the duration of the emergency.

 
10.  City Council request the Mayor to work with the City Manager to find the necessary funding to support the creation of additional temporary shelter space for the duration of the emergency.
 

11.  City Council request the Mayor to contact the Federal Government through the Prime Minister and the Minister of National Defense to open emergency shelters at the Fort York Armoury and the Moss Park Armoury for the duration of the emergency.

 
12.  City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to reconsider the criteria used when assessing potential shelter sites with an objective of creating new temporary shelter spaces and re-examine the 64 properties assessed as part of the 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and Progress Report that did not meet the requirements of Municipal Shelter By-law 138-2003 and/or applicable zoning by-laws under those new criteria for opportunities to add temporary shelter space in those locations for the duration of the emergency.

 
13.  City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to review opportunities for adding temporary shelter space in city-run winter respite centres for the duration of the emergency.

 
14.  City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to review opportunities for adding temporary shelter space after-programming hours in city-owned community and recreation centres for the duration of the emergency.

Origin

(November 10, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

Summary

Emergency shelters are an essential part of the service responses to homelessness available in the city. In April of this year, City Council adopted a new community engagement process with respect to siting of municipal shelter locations outlined in a report (January 2017) tilted "Engaging Communities in First Step Housing and Services".  In its adoption of the new engagement process, Council directed staff to move forward on the implementation of the new process, including developing an implementation strategy for authorizing approval of specific sites for First Step Housing and Services to the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) provided that funding for the sites are within the Council approved operating and capital budgets. 

 

This report:

 

a) provides an update on the recommendations approved by Council in April of this year, including development of a new service model; update on pilot projects; communications and media campaign to build public awareness and understanding of the homelessness service system; and best practice shelter design guidelines;

 

b) outlines the 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan for Council approval and identifies new and replacement beds available between 2016-2018, to ensure that housing and shelter services are available and accessible to all residents in all parts of Toronto;

 

c) recommends a new property development approach to shelter infrastructure planning and approvals. The new approach is based on Council's direction from April, and the comprehensive review of the shelter approval process that identified the requirement for Council to approve specific emergency shelter locations is redundant when the required funds are approved in the division's annual budget, the shelter project has been approved through the annual service planning process, and the location meets the requirements of the municipal shelter by-law and zoning by-laws; and

 

d) provides an overview of the 10 year capital infrastructure growth plan being developed by staff in 2018.

Background Information

(November 10, 2017) Report and Attachments 1 to 4 from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and Progress Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-108928.pdf

Communications

(November 17, 2017) Letter from Steve Meagher, Shelter Manager, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre (CD.New.CD24.7.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/comm/communicationfile-73970.pdf
(November 17, 2017) Submission from Tim Maguire, President, Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE Local 79 (CD.New.CD24.7.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/comm/communicationfile-73957.pdf
(November 17, 2017) Submission from Katrina Miller, Strategic Communications and Campaigns, Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE Local 79 (CD.New.CD24.7.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/comm/communicationfile-73959.pdf
(November 20, 2017) Letter from Kira Heineck, Executive Lead, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (CD.New.CD24.7.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/comm/communicationfile-73981.pdf
(November 20, 2017) Submission from Rafi Aaron, Spokesperson, The Interfaith Coalition to Fight Homelessness (CD.New.CD24.7.5)
(November 20, 2017) Submission from Toby Nichol (CD.New.CD24.7.6)

Speakers

Rafi Aaron, Spokesperson, The Interfaith Coalition to Fight Homelessness
Derek George
Steve Meagher, Shelter Manager, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre
Kira Heineck, Executive Lead, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness
Kapri Rabin, Executive Director, Street Health
Timothy Brown, Sound Times Housing Advocacy Committee
Peter Wlodarek, Sound Times Housing Advocacy Committee
Toby Nicol, Member, Advocacy Committee
Calvin Henschell, Community Outreach Worker, Regent Park Community Health Centre
Patricia O'Connell, Executive Director, Sistering
Paul Dowling, Project Manager, HomeComing Community Choice Coalition
Tim Maguire, President, Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE Local 79
Cathy Crowe, Street Nurse, Visiting Practitioner, Ryerson
Gaetan Heroux, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Councillor Paul Ainslie

Motions

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

That:

 

1.  City Council request the Mayor to use his authority under the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 59, Emergency Management, to declare an emergency exists with respect to the City's shelter system and direct that a response be created that allows for additional temporary shelter space for men and women, including trans-accessible beds, to be opened by the end of 2017 to protect the health, safety and welfare of our most vulnerable residents for the duration of the emergency.

 
2.  City Council request the Mayor to work with the City Manager to find the necessary funding to support the creation of additional temporary shelter space for the duration of the emergency.
 

3.  City Council request the Mayor to contact the Federal Government through the Prime Minister and the Minister of National Defense to open emergency shelters at the Fort York Armoury and the Moss Park Armoury for the duration of the emergency.

 
4.  City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to reconsider the criteria used when assessing potential shelter sites with an objective of creating new temporary shelter spaces and re-examine the 64 properties assessed as part of the 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and Progress Report that did not meet the requirements of Municipal Shelter By-law 138-2003 and/or applicable zoning by-laws under those new criteria for opportunities to add temporary shelter space in those locations for the duration of the emergency.

 
5.  City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to review opportunities for adding temporary shelter space in city-run winter respite centres for the duration of the emergency.

 
6.  City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to review opportunities for adding temporary shelter space after-programming hours in city-owned community and recreation centres for the duration of the emergency.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-20-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion 1 moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Joe Cressy, Joe Mihevc, James Pasternak (Chair), Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Michael Ford
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Paula Fletcher

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Cressy (Carried)

That City Council request the Province of Ontario to immediately increase health service supports administered through the Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN), to the City of Toronto's shelter system.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Cressy (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to identify a site for a new family-specific year-round 24-hour drop-in and referral centre, and report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in the first quarter of 2018.


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to work with the Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN), to include consistent  medically-focused case management across the spectrum of drop-ins and shelters as a performance measure.


5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to include in the 2018 Shelter Infrastructure Plan the opening of 1,000 new shelter beds (rather than drop-in beds) to meet the standard of 90 percent shelter occupancy across all sectors, which includes low-threshold, harm reduction focused shelters.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-20-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion 5 moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Joe Cressy, 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: 1 Members that were absent are Paula Fletcher

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