Item - 2017.ED21.5

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 24, 2017 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Economic Development Committee on May 8, 2017 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on May 24, 2017.

ED21.5 - 2017 Major Cultural Organizations Allocations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on May 24, 25 and 26, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council approve the allocations of Major Cultural Organizations program funding of $7,914,695 in 2017 to the following organizations:

 

Organization

Amount

Art Gallery of Ontario

   $684,000

Canada's National Ballet School

   $200,000

Canadian Opera Company

$1,600,000

Festival Management Committee

(Toronto Caribbean Carnival)

   $625,000

National Ballet of Canada

$1,320,000

Pride Toronto

   $260,000

Toronto Artscape Inc.                                  

   $415,000

Toronto Festival of Arts, Culture and

Creativity (Luminato)                                    

   $400,000

Toronto International Film Festival Group    

$1,140,695

Toronto Symphony Orchestra                      

$1,270,000

TOTAL  

$7,914,695

 

2.  City Council approve that the balance of the 2017 instalment payments to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canadian Opera Company, Festival Management Committee, National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Artscape Inc., Toronto International Film Festival Group, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra be made as one payment following the adoption of the recommended allocations by City Council, and that monthly instalments to these organizations resume in January 2018.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Manager to develop a consistent policy which will enhance transparency and fairness and guide the waiving of permit and in-kind service fees for festivals and events by Agencies and Divisions, and to report back to Council through the Economic Development Committee on the policy.

 

4.  City Council direct the City Manager to report back to the Economic Development Committee on the status of waived permit and City Division/Agency services details for the 2017 Major Cultural Organizations and details on what was charged back to the Major Cultural Organizations, and the status of payment/receipt.

 

5.  City Council direct that the details of in-kind or billed services by City Divisions and Agencies be included in future reports to Council concerning the approval of grants to Major Cultural Organizations.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 24, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on 2017 Major Cultural Organizations Allocations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-103183.pdf
Attachment 1: Summary of 2017 Major Cultural Organizations Recipient Organizations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-103184.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(May 2, 2017) Letter from David Morris, Board Chair, The 519 (ED.New.ED21.5.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/comm/communicationfile-69229.pdf
(May 5, 2017) Letter from Hazelle Palmer, Chief Executive Officer, Sherbourne Health Centre (ED.New.ED21.5.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/comm/communicationfile-69252.pdf
(May 8, 2017) E-mail from Robert Booth (ED.New.ED21.5.3)
(May 8, 2017) Letter from Bryn Hendricks (ED.New.ED21.5.4)

Communications (City Council)

(May 8, 2017) Submission from Sarah Hobbs Blyth, Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Toronto (CC.Main.ED21.5.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-69392.pdf
(April 21, 2017) E-mail from Bill Swain (CC.Main.ED21.5.6)
(May 24, 2017) E-mail from Jordan (CC.New.ED21.5.7)
(May 26, 2017) E-mail from Frank Ramagnano, President, Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 3888 I.A.F.F. (CC.New.ED21.5.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-69777.pdf
(May 24, 2017) Petition from Councillor John Campbell, Ward 4, Etobicoke Centre, headed "Allow Police Services to March and Be Present in Uniform at Toronto Pride", containing the signatures of approximately 9,962 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)

Motions (City Council)

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

That:

 

1. City Council direct that the payment of $260,000 in City of Toronto funding for Pride Toronto be conditional upon Pride Toronto reaffirming its core value of inclusivity by welcoming uniformed officers from Toronto Police to participate as they wish in the parade celebrations, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture; and

 

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to conduct a review of the Major Cultural Organizations program guidelines to ensure that they support the grant program’s objective of inclusivity as reflected in the City of Toronto Community Grants Policy's core value of diversity and equity.

Vote (Amend Item) May-26-2017 4:30 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - ED21.5 - Campbell - motion 1 Part 1
Total members that voted Yes: 17 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 27 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Vote (Amend Item) May-26-2017 4:31 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - ED21.5 - Campbell - motion 1 Part 2
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
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, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

2a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Out of Order)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture Division to change the name of the Major Cultural Organizations (MCO) program to the Political Correctness Funding program.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 2a by Councillor Mammoliti out of order as it is not politically correct.


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

That City Council direct that, as a condition of Pride Toronto receiving a grant, Pride Toronto and Parade participants must be respectful to the City, City By-laws, City Staff, the Police and any other emergency service providers, and, if they should be disrespectful in any way, their funding will be reviewed by the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and may be withdrawn.

Vote (Amend Item) May-26-2017 4:32 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - ED21.5 - Mammoliti - motion 2b
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Vincent Crisanti, Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 34 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

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

That:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to develop a consistent policy which will enhance transparency and fairness and guide the waiving of permit and in-kind service fees for festivals and events by Agencies and Divisions, and to report back to Council through the Economic Development Committee on the policy.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to report back to the Economic Development Committee on the status of waived permit and City Division/Agency services details for the 2017 Major Cultural Organizations and details on what was charged back to the Major Cultural Organizations, and the status of payment/receipt.

 

3.  City Council direct that the details of in-kind or billed services by City Divisions and Agencies be included in future reports to Council concerning the approval of grants to Major Cultural Organizations.

 

Amended by motion 4 by Councillor Thompson.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-26-2017 4:33 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - ED21.5 - Holyday - motion 3 as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 15 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

4 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That City Council amend motion 3 by Councillor Holyday by deleting the words "General Manager, Economic Development and Culture" in recommendations 1 and 2 and inserting the words "City Manager" so that recommendations 1 and 2 now read as follows:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager to develop a consistent policy which will enhance transparency and fairness and guide the waiving of permit and in-kind service fees for festivals and events by Agencies and Divisions, and to report back to Council through the Economic Development Committee on the policy.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Manager to report back to the Economic Development Committee on the status of waived permit and City Division/Agency services details for the 2017 Major Cultural Organizations and details on what was charged back to the Major Cultural Organizations, and the status of payment/receipt.

Vote (Amend Motion) May-26-2017 4:33 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - ED21.5 - Thompson - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, 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, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) May-26-2017 4:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - ED21.5 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, Vincent Crisanti, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Frances Nunziata (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Point of Privilege by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that he wished to receive information from staff on all the groups that Council has denied a grant to before the vote at 2:00 p.m.

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


Point of Order by Councillor Pam McConnell

Councillor McConnell, rising on a Point of Order, stated that the item before Council only pertains to the Major Cultural Organizations which have all been funded, and not to all grant requests received by the City, and that Councillor Mammoliti does not require the requested information to decide on this item.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that another Member cannot tell him what information he needs to vote on a matter.


Point of Order by Councillor Janet Davis

Councillor Davis, rising on a Point of Order, stated that there were no other applicants for funding, so the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture would not be able to provide further information to Councillor Mammoliti.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Points of Order and Privilege and ruled that the item was about major cultural grants only and Councillor Mammoliti's question was not on the item before Council.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Maria Augimeri

Councillor Augimeri, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that she wished to know which group Councillor Pasternak was referring to when he used the term "hate group".

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and permitted Councillor Pasternak to respond. Councillor Pasternak advised that the group he was referring to was Queers against Israeli Apartheid.


Point of Order by Councillor Maria Augimeri

Councillor Augimeri, rising on a Point of Order, stated that she wished the Speaker to rule on whether this was an appropriate comment.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Councillor Pasternak should withdraw the term "hate group". Councillor Pasternak withdrew his remark.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Councillor Fletcher's comments were insulting to Catholic people who attend the Santa Claus parade.

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


Point of Order by Councillor Neethan Shan

Councillor Shan, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Councillor Mammoliti had addressed the public gallery directly instead of speaking to the Chair.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Councillor Mammoliti should address his remarks to the Chair.


Point of Order by Councillor Neethan Shan

Councillor Shan, rising on a Point of Order, stated that members of the public cannot respond or defend themselves when Members address them directly, and that Members should address their remarks to the Chair.


Point of Order by Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Perks, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he wished to know the Speaker's ruling on Councillor Shan's Points of Order.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and advised that she had already ruled that Councillor Mammoliti should address his remarks to the Chair.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon

Councillor McMahon, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Councillor Karygiannis had used unparliamentary language to refer to his constituents.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and ruled that Councillor Karygiannis should withdraw his remark. Councillor Karygiannis withdrew his remark.

ED21.5 - 2017 Major Cultural Organizations Allocations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the allocations of Major Cultural Organizations program funding of $7,914,695 in 2017 to the following organizations:

 

Organization

Amount

Art Gallery of Ontario

   $684,000

Canada's National Ballet School

   $200,000

Canadian Opera Company

$1,600,000

Festival Management Committee

(Toronto Caribbean Carnival)

   $625,000

National Ballet of Canada

$1,320,000

Pride Toronto

   $260,000

Toronto Artscape Inc.                                  

   $415,000

Toronto Festival of Arts, Culture and

Creativity (Luminato)                                    

   $400,000

Toronto International Film Festival Group    

$1,140,695

Toronto Symphony Orchestra                      

$1,270,000

TOTAL  

$7,914,695

 

2.  City Council approve the balance of the 2017 instalment payments to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canadian Opera Company, Festival Management Committee, National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Artscape Inc., Toronto International Film Festival Group, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra be made as one payment following the adoption of the recommended allocations by City Council, and that monthly instalments to these organizations resume in January 2018.

Origin

(April 24, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture

Summary

This report recommends allocations to ten not-for-profit organizations that have applied for funding through the 2017 Major Cultural Organizations (MCO) program administered by the Economic Development and Culture Division (EDC). Recipient organizations deliver unique artistic programming that strengthens the richness and diversity of Toronto's cultural sector including significant contributions to its future through arts education programs. These organizations have significant social and economic impact: they attract visitors, drive tourism, lead community initiatives and are critical elements of Toronto's position as an international cultural tourism destination.

 

The total program funding available for these allocations is $7,914,695 as approved by City Council on February 15-16, 2017, as part of the 2017 Operating Budget. Allocation recommendations presented in this report are based on the review by Economic Development and Culture Division's Arts and Culture Services staff and an external peer advisory panel. All recipients are subject to the City of Toronto's Community Grants Policy. The recommended grant amounts for each organization are the same in 2017 as were granted in 2016.

Background Information

(April 24, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on 2017 Major Cultural Organizations Allocations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-103183.pdf
Attachment 1: Summary of 2017 Major Cultural Organizations Recipient Organizations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-103184.pdf

Communications

(May 2, 2017) Letter from David Morris, Board Chair, The 519 (ED.New.ED21.5.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/comm/communicationfile-69229.pdf
(May 5, 2017) Letter from Hazelle Palmer, Chief Executive Officer, Sherbourne Health Centre (ED.New.ED21.5.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/comm/communicationfile-69252.pdf
(May 8, 2017) E-mail from Robert Booth (ED.New.ED21.5.3)
(May 8, 2017) Letter from Bryn Hendricks (ED.New.ED21.5.4)

Speakers

Bryn Hendricks
Adrian Cornelissen
Olivia Nuamah, Pride Toronto
David Morris, Board Chair, The 519
Miroslav Glavic
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council