Item - 2017.EX26.2

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 4, 2017 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on June 19, 2017 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on July 4, 2017.

EX26.2 - Tenants First- Phase 1 Implementation Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 4, 5, 6  and 7, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council approve the strategic integration of City programs and services for seniors and responsibility for management of the 83 seniors-designated buildings within the Toronto Community Housing Corporation portfolio under a new Seniors Housing and Services entity that is separate from Toronto Community Housing and more directly accountable to City Council.

 

2.  City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report on the current 83 seniors buildings and their previous corporations and on any distinct operating features associated with these buildings.

 

3.  City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to report back on including the following two additional buildings in the list of seniors buildings that have become mixed buildings:

 

Downsview Acres, located at 2195 Jane Street; and

 

Northwood Apartments located at 3680 Keele Street.

 

4.  City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to report to Committee and Council on a recommended governance structure for the new Seniors Housing and Services entity by the end of 2017, such governance review to include ways that Toronto Community Housing Board and Corporation hold Annual General Meetings.

 

5.  City Council direct the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, in consultation with Toronto Community Housing Corporation, to review the governance structure of Toronto Community Housing Corporation pursuant to Part 1 above and prepare an amended Shareholder Direction and other program and accountability instruments as required, that includes:

 

a.  a revised tenant-focused service delivery model providing housing to families, individuals, youth and vulnerable tenants including seniors;

 

b.  improved integration and accountability with the City of Toronto as Service Manager and Shareholder; and

 

c.  a strengthened system of tenant engagement, including tenant representation on the Board of Directors of Toronto Community Housing Corporation.

 

6.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to:

 

a.  report on an interim operating and capital funding model for Toronto Community Housing Corporation to address the current and short-term Toronto Community Housing Corporation operating and capital funding shortfalls projected for 2018 and 2019, as part of the 2018 budget process;

 

b.  report to Council in 2019 on a permanent funding formula, including operating and capital, for the New Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the new Seniors Housing and Services entity, to launch in 2020; and

 

c.  request Toronto Community Housing Corporation to continue to present its annual Business Plan to Budget Committee during the annual budget process.

 

7.  City Council direct the Toronto Community Housing Corporation to ensure that no additional housing units are permanently closed in 2018 and 2019.

 

8.  City Council direct the continued implementation of strategies and directions adopted in 2012.EX23.4 "Putting People First, Transforming Toronto Community Housing - Special Housing Working Group's Report", and authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to issue a Request for Expressions of Interest to the non-profit, co-op and land trust sectors seeking interest, service models and business cases for the operation of the 684 scattered social housing properties, including Agency Houses and Rooming Houses and to report with a recommended strategy by the end of 2017, such Request for Expressions of Interest to include any properties currently undergoing or requiring an Official Plan Amendment.

 

9.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to report to Committee and Council with an update on the following initiatives by December 2017:

 

a.  a local service model pilot program at Toronto Community Housing Corporation to focus on decentralizing property/housing management services and innovative approaches to community development, including local action plans;

 

b.  rooming house revitalization projects; and

 

c.  an analysis of:

 

i. the Government of Sweden's non-governmental delivery of social housing; and

 

ii. the success of the voucher approach in other jurisdictions in delivering social housing.

 

10.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to develop and report to Committee and Council by December 2017 on a public consultation process to provide for continued engagement of tenants and other stakeholders in the implementation of Council's decision.

 

11.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, to work with the Toronto Community Housing Corporation to ensure that, as part of the next phase and ongoing implementation of Tenants First, effective and direct tenant decision making structures are included in the new Seniors Housing and Services Entity, scattered housing portfolio under possible non-profit management, and the New Toronto Community Housing Corporation.

 

12.  City Council request the Government of Ontario to amend the Housing Services Act to support Rent-Geared-to-Income Reform, including reducing barriers to Rent-Geared-to-Income tenants who participate in employment programs, and simplifying Rent-Geared-to-Income calculations, and City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to engage the Ministry of Housing to propose legislative changes including:

 

a.  allow social housing service managers discretion with respect to exempting income from service manager endorsed or approved employment and skills training, and employment programs, from the Rent-Geared-to-Income rent calculation; and

 

b.  simplify Rent-Geared-to-Income rules and calculations.

 

13.  City Council request the Federal and Provincial Governments to confirm shared funding commitments proposed in their 2017 Budgets and other announcements that will directly support the social housing capital and operational priorities of the City, and City Council request the emerging National Housing Strategy to provide a clear commitment to maintain existing social housing, and to build new social and affordable housing units.

 

14.  City Council request the Mayor and the City Manager to advance discussions with the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada on funding that will benefit Toronto Community Housing Corporation and to negotiate funding agreements and to report back to City Council on the outcome of these discussions.

 

15.  City Council thank the members of the Tenants First Tenant Advisory Panel for the hard work, commitment and invaluable contribution they have made toward the creation of this Implementation Report.

 

16.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to review Appendix 5 - List of Seniors High Rise Apartment Buildings to the report (June 7, 2017) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, and to report on the seniors buildings that have become mixed buildings (for example, 61 Pelham Park Gardens, 1901 Weston Road), and a strategy to determine which buildings should be included in the new Seniors Housing and Services entity.

 

17.  City Council, while recognizing the value of ensuring the continuity of staff, direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, and the Executive Director, Human Resources to engage in discussions with labour representatives regarding employment issues, including impacts on pensions, collective agreements, any considerations pursuant to the Employment Standards Act, and other relevant labour and employment statutes, and to report on these discussions in the forthcoming "Tenants First - Phase 2 Implementation Plan" report to the Executive Committee in Fall of 2017.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 7, 2017) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Tenants First- Phase 1 Implementation Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104622.pdf
Appendix 1 - Tenant Advisory Panel Report June 2017
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104854.pdf
Appendix 2 - Summary of Tenant Information Sessions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104855.pdf
Appendix 3 - Summary of Stakeholder Consultation Forums
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104856.pdf
Appendix 4 - PricewaterhouseCoopers Summary Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104857.pdf
Appendix 5 - List of Seniors Buildings
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104858.pdf
Appendix 6 - Decentralization Pilot Overview
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104859.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(June 23, 2017) Supplementary report from the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation on Update on Toronto Community Housing Corporation Capital Repair Plan Allocations (EX26.2a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-105401.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 12, 2017) Letter from Bud Purves, Chair, Toronto Community Housing Board of Directors and Kevin Marshman, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing (EX.Supp.EX26.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70773.pdf
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Anita Dressler (EX.Supp.EX26.2.2)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Michael Sankey (EX.Supp.EX26.2.3)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Cyril Janes (EX.Supp.EX26.2.4)
(June 15, 2017) Letter from Elizabeth McIsaac, President, Maytree (EX.Supp.EX26.2.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70759.pdf
(June 15, 2017) E-mail from Robert Frederickson (EX.Supp.EX26.2.6)
(June 15, 2017) E-mail from Robert Parsons (EX.Supp.EX26.2.7)
(June 16, 2017) E-mail from Paul Tucker (EX.Supp.EX26.2.8)
(June 16, 2017) Submission from Christina Robinson (EX.Supp.EX26.2.9)
(June 16, 2017) Submission from Alan Duddin (EX.Supp.EX26.2.10)
(June 16, 2017) Letter from Joanne Patterson, Administrative Coordinator, Innstead Co-operative Inc. (EX.Supp.EX26.2.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70874.pdf
(June 19, 2017) E-mail from Brian Davis (EX.New.EX26.2.12)
(June 19, 2017) Submission from Katrina Miller, CUPE Local 79 (EX.New.EX26.2.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70904.pdf
(June 19, 2017) Letter from Saquib Ahsan (EX.New.EX26.2.14)
(June 18, 2017) Letter from Marcel Pereira, Founder, Save Improved Toronto Community Housing Corporation (SIT) (EX.New.EX26.2.15)
(June 16, 2017) E-mail from Adene Kuchera, Manager, Riverdale Co-operative Houses (EX.New.EX26.2.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70907.pdf
(June 19, 2017) Letter from Brian Davis, Houselink Community Homes (EX.New.EX26.2.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70908.pdf
(June 19, 2017) Letter from Kenneth Hale, Director of Advocacy and Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) (EX.New.EX26.2.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70909.pdf
(June 19, 2017) Letter from Kira Heineck, Executive Lead, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (EX.New.EX26.2.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70910.pdf
(June 19, 2017) Submission from Jania Zapotoski (EX.New.EX26.2.20)

Communications (City Council)

(June 23, 2017) E-mail from Cheryl Duggan (CC.Main.EX26.2.21)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71056.pdf
(June 22, 2017) Letter from Gordon Blackwell (CC.Main.EX26.2.22)
(June 27, 2017) Letter from Clive E. Williams (CC.Supp.EX26.2.23)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71114.pdf
(June 29, 2017) Letter from Kenneth Hale, Director, Advocacy and Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (CC.Supp.EX26.2.24)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71123.pdf
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.EX26.2.25)

Motions (City Council)

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

That:

 

1. City Council direct the Toronto Community Housing Corporation to ensure that no additional housing units are permanently closed in 2018 and 2019.

 

2. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, to work with the Toronto Community Housing Corporation to ensure that, as part of the next phase and ongoing implementation of Tenants First effective and direct tenant decision making structures are included in the new Seniors Housing and Services Entity, scattered housing portfolio under possible non-profit management, and the New Toronto Community Housing Corporation.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-04-2017 3:21 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX26.2 - Cressy - motion 1 Part 1
Total members that voted Yes: 36 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, Vincent Crisanti, 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, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Jim Hart, Pam McConnell, David Shiner

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-04-2017 3:23 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX26.2 - Cressy - motion 1 Part 2
Total members that voted Yes: 41 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, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, 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, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Jim Hart, Pam McConnell, David Shiner

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

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 5 by adding the words: "such Request for Expressions of Interest to include any properties currently undergoing or requiring an Official Plan Amendment", so that Recommendation 5 now reads as follows:

 

5. City Council direct the continued implementation of strategies and directions adopted in 2012.EX23.4 "Putting People First, Transforming Toronto Community Housing - Special Housing Working Group's Report", and authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to issue a Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) to the non-profit, co-op and land trust sectors seeking interest, service models and business cases for the operation of the 684 scattered social housing properties, including Agency Houses and Rooming Houses and report with a recommended strategy by the end of 2017, such Request for Expressions of Interest to include any properties currently undergoing or requiring an Official Plan Amendment.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-04-2017 3:16 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX26.2 - Fletcher - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 41 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, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, 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, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Jim Hart, Pam McConnell, David Shiner

3a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Maria Augimeri (Carried)

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 2 by adding the words: "such, governance review to include ways that Toronto Community Housing Board and Corporation hold Annual General Meetings" so that Recommendation 2 now reads as follows:

 

2.  City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to report to Committee and Council on a recommended governance structure for the new Seniors Housing and Services entity by the end of 2017, such governance review to include ways that Toronto Community Housing Board and Corporation hold Annual General Meetings.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-04-2017 3:17 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX26.2 - Augimeri - 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, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, 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, Michael Thompson, John Tory, 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 Jim Hart, Pam McConnell, David Shiner

3b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Maria Augimeri (Carried)

That City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report on the current 83 seniors buildings and their previous corporations and on any distinct operating features associated with these buildings.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-04-2017 3:23 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX26.2 - Augimeri - motion 3b
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, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, 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, Michael Thompson, John Tory, 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 Jim Hart, Pam McConnell, David Shiner

3c - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Maria Augimeri (Amended)

That City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to include the following two additional buildings in the list of seniors buildings that have become mixed buildings:

 

Downsview Acres, located at 2195 Jane Street; and

 

Northwood Apartments located at 3680 Keele Street.

 

Amended by motion 5 by Councillor Bailão

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-04-2017 3:19 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX26.2 - Augimeri - motion 3c as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 40 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, 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, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, 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, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Jim Hart, Pam McConnell, David Shiner

4 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Norman Kelly (Carried)

That City Council amend the Executive Committee Recommendation 6 by adding the following new part c:

 

c. an analysis of 1. the Government of Sweden's non-governmental delivery of social housing, and 2. the success of the voucher approach in other jurisdictions in delivering social housing.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-04-2017 3:20 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX26.2 - Kelly - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Jim Hart, Pam McConnell, David Shiner

5 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That Motion 3c by Councillor Augimeri be amended by adding the words "to report back on including" so that it now reads as follows:

 

 

That City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to report back on including the following two additional buildings in the list of seniors buildings that have become mixed buildings:

 

Downsview Acres, located at 2195 Jane Street; and

 

Northwood Apartments located at 3680 Keele Street.

Vote (Amend Motion) Jul-04-2017 3:18 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX26.2 - Bailao - motion 5
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, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, 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, Michael Thompson, John Tory, 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 Jim Hart, Pam McConnell, David Shiner

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-04-2017 3:24 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX26.2 - Adopt the item as amended
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, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, 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, Michael Thompson, John Tory, 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 Jim Hart, Pam McConnell, David Shiner

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Perruzza's request to take a revote on motion 4 by Councillor Kelly could not be accommodated as it would change the outcome.

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Jim Hart - as his spouse works for Toronto Community Housing Corporation.

EX26.2 - Tenants First- Phase 1 Implementation Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the strategic integration of City programs and services for seniors and responsibility for management of the 83 seniors-designated buildings within the Toronto Community Housing Corporation portfolio under a new Seniors Housing and Services entity that is separate from Toronto Community Housing and more directly accountable to City Council.

 

2.  City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to report to Committee and Council on a recommended governance structure for the new Seniors Housing and Services entity by the end of 2017.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A in consultation with Toronto Community Housing Corporation, to review the governance structure of Toronto Community Housing Corporation pursuant to the adoption of Recommendation 1 and prepare an amended Shareholder Direction and other program and accountability instruments as required, that includes:

 

a.  a revised tenant-focused service delivery model providing housing to families, individuals, youth and vulnerable tenants including seniors;

 

b.  improved integration and accountability with the City of Toronto as Service Manager and Shareholder; and

 

c.  a strengthened system of tenant engagement, including tenant representation on the Board of Directors of Toronto Community Housing Corporation.

 

4.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to:

 

a.  report on an interim operating and capital funding model for Toronto Community Housing Corporation to address the current and short-term Toronto Community Housing Corporation operating and capital funding shortfalls projected for 2018 and 2019, as part of the 2018 budget process;

 

b.  report to Council in 2019 on a permanent funding formula, including operating and capital, for the New Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the new Seniors Housing and Services entity, to launch in 2020; and

 

c.  request Toronto Community Housing Corporation to continue to present its annual Business Plan to Budget Committee during the annual budget process.

 

5.  City Council direct the continued implementation of strategies and directions adopted in 2012.EX23.4 "Putting People First, Transforming Toronto Community Housing - Special Housing Working Group's Report", and authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to issue a Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) to the non-profit, co-op and land trust sectors seeking interest, service models and business cases for the operation of the 684 scattered social housing properties, including Agency Houses and Rooming Houses and report with a recommended strategy by the end of 2017.

 

6.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to report to Committee and Council with an update on the following initiatives by December 2017:

 

a.  a local service model pilot program at Toronto Community Housing Corporation to focus on decentralizing property/housing management services and innovative approaches to community development, including local action plans; and

 

b.  rooming house revitalization projects.

 

7.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to develop and report to Committee and Council by December 2017 on a public consultation process to provide for continued engagement of tenants and other stakeholders in the implementation of the recommendations approved by Council in its consideration of the report (June 7, 2017) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

8.  City Council request the Government of Ontario to amend the Housing Services Act to support Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) Reform, including reducing barriers to Rent-Geared-to-Income tenants who participate in employment programs, and simplifying Rent-Geared-to-Income calculations, and authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A to engage the Ministry of Housing to propose legislative changes including:

 

a.  allow social housing service managers discretion with respect to exempting income from service manager endorsed or approved employment and skills training, and employment programs, from the Rent-Geared-to-Income rent calculation; and

 

b.  simplify Rent-Geared-to-Income rules and calculations.

 

9.  City Council request the Federal and Provincial governments to confirm shared funding commitments proposed in their 2017 Budgets and other announcements that will directly support the social housing capital and operational priorities of the City, and request that the emerging National Housing Strategy provides a clear commitment to maintain existing social housing, and to build new social and affordable housing units.

 

10.  City Council request the Mayor and the City Manager to advance discussions with Ontario and Canada on funding that will benefit Toronto Community Housing Corporation and to negotiate funding agreements and report back to City Council on the outcome of these discussions.

 

11.  City Council thank the members of the Tenants First Tenant Advisory Panel for the hard work, commitment and invaluable contribution they have made toward the creation of this Implementation Report.

 

12.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to review Appendix 5 - List of Seniors High Rise Apartment Buildings to the report (June 7, 2017) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, and report on the seniors buildings that have become mixed buildings (for example, 61 Pelham Park Gardens, 1901 Weston Road), and a strategy to determine which buildings should be included in the new Seniors Housing and Services entity.

 

13.  City Council, while recognizing the value of ensuring the continuity of staff, direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, and the Executive Director, Human Resources, to engage in discussions with labour representatives regarding employment issues, including impacts on pensions, collective agreements, any considerations pursuant to the Employment Standards Act, and other relevant labour and employment statutes, and report on these discussions in the forthcoming "Tenants First - Phase 2 Implementation Plan" report to the Executive Committee in fall 2017.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Requested the Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Community Housing to report directly to Council at its meeting on July 4, 5 and 6, 2017 on Toronto Community Housing's capacity to deliver capital repairs, and specifically on:

 

a.  the amount of capital repairs budgeted and delivered in 2015 and 2016;

 

b.  the projected amount of capital repairs to be delivered in 2017; and

 

c.  the projected amount of capital repairs that can be delivered in 2018.

Origin

(June 7, 2017) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A and Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer

Summary

This report requests City Council to support a set of recommendations designed to improve the lives and homes of current and future tenants of city owned social housing.

 

In July 2016, City Council approved the report, Tenants First, which built on the work of the Mayor's Task Force on Toronto Community Housing Corporation, and proposed a strategic transformation process for Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC).

 

Phase 1 of the Tenants First Implementation Plan is presented here, supported by a financial review of Toronto Community Housing Corporation conducted by City divisions and an analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. (PwC), of Toronto Community Housing Corporation's operating, development and capital expenditure cash flow forecast for the next ten years.  Based on this financial assessment and on consultations and engagement with the Tenants First Advisory Panel and stakeholders, this report recommends two major strategic directions to improve the quality of housing as well as the quality of life for social housing tenants living in Toronto Community Housing Corporation:

 

-  the creation of a new Seniors Housing and Services entity that is more directly accountable to City Council, that strategically aligns City programs and services for seniors, including coordinating the provision of services by community and provincial agencies, and is responsible for management of the 83 seniors-designated buildings currently within the Toronto Community Housing Corporation portfolio; and

 

-  the redefinition and revitalization of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (the New Toronto Community Housing Corporation) as a landlord with a smaller housing portfolio and a more focused mandate. The New Toronto Community Housing Corporation will provide housing to families, youth and vulnerable tenants, including singles and seniors in mixed buildings. With appropriate funding, the New Toronto Community Housing Corporation will be able to focus on its core responsibilities as a social housing landlord: operating and maintaining better buildings, planning for the future and connecting tenants to social and economic opportunities so they can thrive.

 

The report also calls for development of an interim 2018-2019 funding model, to be submitted through the 2018 budget process; and development of a permanent, sustainable funding model for the New Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the new Seniors Housing and Services entity.

 

Finally, the report also summarizes a review of innovations in social housing and recommends reforms to the provincial Housing Services Act, as requested by Council as part of the 2016 Tenants First report.

 

Phase 2 of the Tenants First Implementation Plan will be submitted to City Council by the end of 2017.

 

The recommendations in this report offer an opportunity for Council to set Toronto Community Housing Corporation on the path to providing quality housing to thousands of Torontonians across the Toronto Community Housing Corporation portfolio. Providing Toronto Community Housing Corporation with the tools and resources to be a successful and innovative social housing landlord will be a multi-year process and will require continued commitment of City Council and the attention of other levels of government. Torontonians who are Toronto Community Housing Corporation tenants deserve no less.

Background Information

(June 7, 2017) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Tenants First- Phase 1 Implementation Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104622.pdf
Appendix 1 - Tenant Advisory Panel Report June 2017
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104854.pdf
Appendix 2 - Summary of Tenant Information Sessions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104855.pdf
Appendix 3 - Summary of Stakeholder Consultation Forums
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104856.pdf
Appendix 4 - PricewaterhouseCoopers Summary Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104857.pdf
Appendix 5 - List of Seniors Buildings
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104858.pdf
Appendix 6 - Decentralization Pilot Overview
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104859.pdf

Communications

(June 12, 2017) Letter from Bud Purves, Chair, Toronto Community Housing Board of Directors and Kevin Marshman, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing (EX.Supp.EX26.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70773.pdf
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Anita Dressler (EX.Supp.EX26.2.2)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Michael Sankey (EX.Supp.EX26.2.3)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Cyril Janes (EX.Supp.EX26.2.4)
(June 15, 2017) Letter from Elizabeth McIsaac, President, Maytree (EX.Supp.EX26.2.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70759.pdf
(June 15, 2017) E-mail from Robert Frederickson (EX.Supp.EX26.2.6)
(June 15, 2017) E-mail from Robert Parsons (EX.Supp.EX26.2.7)
(June 16, 2017) E-mail from Paul Tucker (EX.Supp.EX26.2.8)
(June 16, 2017) Submission from Christina Robinson (EX.Supp.EX26.2.9)
(June 16, 2017) Submission from Alan Duddin (EX.Supp.EX26.2.10)
(June 16, 2017) Letter from Joanne Patterson, Administrative Coordinator, Innstead Co-operative Inc. (EX.Supp.EX26.2.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70874.pdf
(June 19, 2017) E-mail from Brian Davis (EX.New.EX26.2.12)
(June 19, 2017) Submission from Katrina Miller, CUPE Local 79 (EX.New.EX26.2.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70904.pdf
(June 19, 2017) Letter from Saquib Ahsan (EX.New.EX26.2.14)
(June 18, 2017) Letter from Marcel Pereira, Founder, Save Improved Toronto Community Housing Corporation (SIT) (EX.New.EX26.2.15)
(June 16, 2017) E-mail from Adene Kuchera, Manager, Riverdale Co-operative Houses (EX.New.EX26.2.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70907.pdf
(June 19, 2017) Letter from Brian Davis, Houselink Community Homes (EX.New.EX26.2.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70908.pdf
(June 19, 2017) Letter from Kenneth Hale, Director of Advocacy and Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) (EX.New.EX26.2.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70909.pdf
(June 19, 2017) Letter from Kira Heineck, Executive Lead, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (EX.New.EX26.2.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70910.pdf
(June 19, 2017) Submission from Jania Zapotoski (EX.New.EX26.2.20)

Speakers

Marcel Pereira
Alana Smith
Ingrid Palmer, Community Co-Chair, Inner City Advisory Committee, Toronto District School Board
Deqa Nur, Tentants First Advisory Panel
Kisa Hamilton, Tenants First Advisory Panel
Dr. Samir Sinha, Provincial Lead, Co-Chair, City of Toronto's Seniors Strategy Accountability Table
Clive Williams, Tenant Independance From Landlord
Heather Wilberforce, President, Winchester Park Residents' Association
Morgan Harris
Rick Keegan
Steven Tingley
Leona Lowe
Chris Brosky
Robert Frederickson
Anita Dressler
Kira Heineck, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH)
Joy Connelly
Sean Meagher
Bryan Oliver, Sound Times
Tim Brown, Sound Times
Enzo Flocco, Sound Times
Jania Zapotoski
Sherri Williams
Brian Davis, Toronto Mental Health and Addictions Supportive Housing Network
Anne Woolger, Founding Director, Matthew House Refugee Reception Services Toronto
J. McLeod
Tim Maguire, President, CUPE Local 79
Kathreen Pascal, Strategic Communications and Campaigns, CUPE Local 79
Sandra Marcok
Doris Power
Kenn Hale, Director of Advocacy and Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
Susan Gapka
Adina Lebo, CARP Toronto
Mark Shishakly
Carl Andrews, Vice President, Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 529
Councillor Joe Cressy
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Pam McConnell
Councillor Gord Perks

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to review EX26.2 "Tenants First - Phase 1 Implementation Plan", Appendix 5 - List of Seniors High Rise Apartment Buildings, and report on the seniors buildings that have become mixed buildings (for example, 61 Pelham Park Gardens, 1901 Weston Road), and a strategy to determine which buildings should be included in the new Seniors Housing and Services entity.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-19-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Frank Di Giorgio, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Jon Burnside, Gary Crawford, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Michael Thompson

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That City Council, while recognizing the value of ensuring the continuity of staff, direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, and the Executive Director, Human Resources, to engage in discussions with labour representatives regarding employment issues, including impacts on pensions, collective agreements, any considerations pursuant to the Employment Standards Act, and other relevant labour and employment statutes, and report on these discussions in the forthcoming "Tenants First - Phase 2 Implementation Plan" report to the Executive Committee in fall 2017.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-19-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Frank Di Giorgio, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Jon Burnside, Gary Crawford, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Michael Thompson

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That Executive Committee request the Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Community Housing report directly to Council at its meeting on July 4, 5 and 6, 2017 on Toronto Community Housing's capacity to deliver capital repairs, and specifically on:

 

a.  the amount of capital repairs budgeted and delivered in 2015 and 2016;

 

b.  the projected amount of capital repairs to be delivered in 2017; and

 

c.  the projected amount of capital repairs that can be delivered in 2018.


4 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-19-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Frank Di Giorgio, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Jon Burnside, Gary Crawford, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Michael Thompson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council