Item - 2017.EX29.8

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 5, 2017 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on November 28, 2017 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on December 5, 2017.
  • See also By-law 1395-2017

EX29.8 - Finalizing the Consolidation of Civic Theatres Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council direct that the consolidation of the City's three civic theatre boards be finalized effective December 31, 2017, as follows:

 

a.  merge the Boards of Directors of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, the Toronto Centre for the Arts and Civic Theatres Toronto into the Board of Directors of The Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts;

 

b.  amend the objects and mandate of the Board of Directors of The Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts to incorporate the mandate, powers and delegated authorities for Civic Theatres Toronto in its entirety as set out in Item EX7.15, as approved by City Council at its meeting of July 7, 8 and 9, 2015;

 

c.  dissolve the Boards of Directors of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, the Toronto Centre for the Arts and Civic Theatres Toronto and rescind the appointments of the members to those boards; and

 

d.  change the name of the Board of Directors of the Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts to the "Board of Directors of Civic Theatres Toronto".

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to give effect to City Council's decision, including the repeal and/or amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 11, Arts Centres, of the former City of Toronto, By-law 177-81, as amended, of the former Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto and Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 23, Civic Theatres. 

Background Information (Committee)

(November 16, 2017) Report from the City Manager on Finalizing the Consolidation of Civic Theatres Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109124.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Dec-05-2017 5:36 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX29.8 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, 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, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, 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
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Josh Colle
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Michelle Holland, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Kristyn Wong-Tam

EX29.8 - Finalizing the Consolidation of Civic Theatres Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council direct that the consolidation of the City's three civic theatre boards be finalized effective December 31, 2017, as follows:

 

a.  merge the Boards of Directors of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, the Toronto Centre for the Arts and Civic Theatres Toronto into the Board of Directors of The Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts;

 

b.  amend the objects and mandate of the Board of Directors of The Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts to incorporate the mandate, powers and delegated authorities for Civic Theatres Toronto in its entirety as set out in Item EX7.15, as approved by City Council at its meeting of July 7, 8 and 9, 2015;

 

c.  dissolve the Boards of Directors of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, the Toronto Centre for the Arts and Civic Theatres Toronto and rescind the appointments of the members to those boards; and

 

d.  change the name of the Board of Directors of the Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts to the "Board of Directors of Civic Theatres Toronto".

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to give effect to the recommendations in the report (November 16, 2017) from the City Manager, including the repeal and/or amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 11, Arts Centres, of the former City of Toronto, By-law No. 177-81, as amended, of the former Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto and Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 23, Civic Theatres. 

Origin

(November 16, 2017) Report from the City Manager

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek City Council approval to finalize the consolidation of Civic Theatres Toronto (CTT) in accordance with City Council's direction of July 2015, to take effect on December 31, 2017 in the manner recommended by the Board of Directors of Civic Theatres Toronto on October 26, 2017, and to enable Civic Theatres Toronto to use the Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts' (Sony Centre) existing charitable registration.

 

The Civic Theatres Toronto Board's recommendations are based on legal advice received by the Civic Theatres Toronto Board that it use the Sony Centre corporate structure to become Civic Theatres Toronto in order to use its charitable status. 

Background Information

(November 16, 2017) Report from the City Manager on Finalizing the Consolidation of Civic Theatres Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109124.pdf

Motions

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