Item - 2017.ED23.7

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 2, 2017 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Economic Development Committee on September 20, 2017 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on October 2, 2017.

ED23.7 - Study of Film and Screen Industry Studios in the Port Lands and South of Eastern Employment District

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
30 - Toronto-Danforth

City Council Decision

City Council on October 2, 3 and 4, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council forward a copy of the "Study of Film and Screen Industry Studios in the Port Lands and South of Eastern Employment District" to the Toronto Port Lands Company and the Toronto Realty Agency.

 

2. City Council adopt the confidential instructions to staff in Confidential Attachment 1 to the supplementary report (October 3, 2017) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

3. City Council direct the Toronto Port Lands Company to report back to City Council, together with the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for approval of the transaction terms, following completion of the negotiations.

 

4. City Council authorize a loan to the Toronto Port Lands Company for the acquisition of the lands described in the Confidential Attachments to the supplementary report  (October 3, 2017) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, such loan to supplement the Toronto Port Lands Company's equity contribution; the said loan is to be repaid with all net income from said lands, and other Toronto Port Lands Company revenues if required, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

5. City Council authorize the public release of Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the supplementary report (October 3, 2017) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer following the closing of any purchase transaction.

 

Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the supplementary report (October 3, 2017) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer remain confidential in their entirety at this time in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as they pertain to a proposed or pending land acquisition by the City or one of its agencies or corporations.  Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the supplementary report (October 3, 2017) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer will be made public following the closing of any purchase transaction.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council recessed its public session and met as Committee of the Whole in closed session on October 4, 2017 to consider confidential information on this Item as it pertains to a proposed or pending land acquisition or sale of land for municipal of local board purpose.

Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes

Background Information (Committee)

(September 5, 2017) Letter from Councillor Fletcher on Study of Film and Screen Industry Studios in the Port Lands and South of Eastern Employment District
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-106670.pdf
Attachment 1 - Study of Film and Screen Industry Studios in the Port Lands and South of Eastern Employment District
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-106644.pdf
Attachment 2 - Executive Summary from Hemson Consulting, Ltd. on the Study of Film and Screen Industry Studios in the Port Lands and South of Eastern Employment District
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-106645.pdf
Attachment 3 - Presentation from Hemson Consulting, Ltd. on Study of Film and Screen Industry Studios in the Port Lands and South of Eastern Employment District
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-106671.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(October 3, 2017) Supplementary report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Permission to Purchase Land to Support the Film Industry (ED23.7a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-107602.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - made public on September 11, 2018
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-107603.pdf
Confidential Attachment 2 - made public on September 11, 2018
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-107604.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Report of Committee of the Whole

October 4, 2017 at 3:19 p.m. - Speaker Nunziata advised that City Council had completed its closed session consideration of Item ED23.7 headed "Study of Film and Screen Industry Studios in the Port Lands and South of Eastern Employment District". No motions were placed in the closed session. City Council would now proceed with the public debate on the Item.


1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That City Council adopt the following recommendations contained in the supplementary report (October 3, 2017) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer [ED23.7a]:

 

1. City Council adopt the confidential instructions to staff in Confidential Attachment 1.

 

2. City Council direct the Toronto Port Lands Company (TPLC) to report back, together with the Deputy City Manager & Chief Financial Officer, to Council for approval of the transaction terms, following completion of the negotiations.

 

3. City Council authorize a loan to TPLC for the acquisition of the lands described in the confidential attachments to this report, such loan to supplement TPLC's equity contribution. The said loan is to be repaid with all net income from said lands, and other TPLC revenues if required, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Deputy City Manager & Chief Financial Officer, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

4. City Council authorize the public release of Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 following the closing of any purchase transaction.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-04-2017 3:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - ED23.7 - Thompson - motion 1
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, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are John Campbell, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, James Pasternak

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

ED23.7 - Study of Film and Screen Industry Studios in the Port Lands and South of Eastern Employment District

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
30 - Toronto-Danforth

Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council forward a copy of the "Study of Film and Screen Industry Studios in the Port Lands and South of Eastern Employment District" to the Toronto Port Lands Company and the Toronto Realty Agency.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Economic Development Committee:

 

1.  Referred the "Study of Film and Screen Industry Studios in the Port Lands and South of Eastern Employment District" to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, for consideration as part of the final report on the Port Lands Planning Initiatives.

 

2.  Referred the "Study of Film and Screen Industry Studios in the Port Lands and South of Eastern Employment District" to the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture.

Origin

(September 5, 2017) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Chair, Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board

Summary

A study examining and evaluating the impact of development on the film and screen industry studios in the Port Lands and the South of Eastern Employment District was undertaken by Hemson Consulting Inc. and presented and discussed informally by the Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board at the August 25, 2017 meeting.

Background Information

(September 5, 2017) Letter from Councillor Fletcher on Study of Film and Screen Industry Studios in the Port Lands and South of Eastern Employment District
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-106670.pdf
Attachment 1 - Study of Film and Screen Industry Studios in the Port Lands and South of Eastern Employment District
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-106644.pdf
Attachment 2 - Executive Summary from Hemson Consulting, Ltd. on the Study of Film and Screen Industry Studios in the Port Lands and South of Eastern Employment District
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-106645.pdf
Attachment 3 - Presentation from Hemson Consulting, Ltd. on Study of Film and Screen Industry Studios in the Port Lands and South of Eastern Employment District
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-106671.pdf

Speakers

Johnathan Ahee, Co-Chair, Toronto Film, Television, and Digital Media Board
Councillor Paula Fletcher

Motions

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