Item - 2017.EY24.49

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 2, 2017 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by Etobicoke York Community Council on September 6, 2017 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on October 2, 2017.

EY24.49 - Emery Village - First Nations Park

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
7 - York West

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council support the direction of the Emery Village Business Improvement Area in regard to a First Nations Park, and request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and other relevant City staff, to investigate the feasibility of creating a museum in Emery Village dedicated to the promotion and recounting of the history after contact of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Nation Huronne-Wendat, and Six Nations of the Grand River, in consultation with the First Nations and the Business Improvement Area.

 

2.  City Council express its support for a First Nations Park to be developed in Emery Village.

Background Information (Community Council)

(May 26, 2017) Letter from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Ward 7 - York South, requesting a Status Update - Emery Village First Nations Park
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-105283.pdf
Attachment - Letter (May 17, 2017) from the Emery Village Business Improvement Area
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-105284.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Oct-03-2017 6:46 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EY24.49 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, 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, 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: 3 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Janet Davis, Giorgio Mammoliti

EY24.49 - Emery Village - First Nations Park

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
7 - York West

Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council support the direction of the Emery Village Business Improvement Area in regard to a First Nations Park, and request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and other relevant City staff, to investigate the feasibility of creating a museum in Emery Village dedicated to the promotion and recounting of the history after contact of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Nation Huronne-Wendat, and Six Nations of the Grand River, in consultation with the First Nations and the Business Improvement Area.

 

2.  City Council express its support for a First Nations Park to be developed in Emery Village.

Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council:

 

1.  Requested the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report to the Etobicoke York Community Council on November 14, 2017, with a status update on the negotiations with Hydro One for the use of the indicated hydro right-of-way for a First Nations Park.

Origin

(May 26, 2017) Letter from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Ward 7 - York West

Summary

Emery Village has a rich history, much of which was formed by our Indigenous peoples. There is a parcel of land currently occupied by a hydro right-of-way – located south of Finch Avenue West, on the east side of Weston Road – that has been identified by the BIA as an ideal site to develop a park to honour and celebrate the First Nations. This proposal has been developed in a collaborative effort with the Huron Wendat, Six Nations of the Grand River, and Mississaugas of the New Credit.

 

This First Nations Park will be an attraction unto itself as an interactive green space for the public. The park will also be a part of a bike path that connects the northwest part of the city to downtown via the Humber River system.

 

Given that this year is the 150th birthday of Canada, it is timely that such a proposal has been brought to my attention. In addition, the month of June celebrates Aboriginal History Month. Therefore, I would like to formally request that this park proposal be brought forward as a new item of business for the upcoming Etobicoke York Community Council meeting. I have attached a letter from the Emery Village BIA for further detail.

Background Information

(May 26, 2017) Letter from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Ward 7 - York South, requesting a Status Update - Emery Village First Nations Park
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-105283.pdf
Attachment - Letter (May 17, 2017) from the Emery Village Business Improvement Area
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-105284.pdf

Speakers

Mary Di Mambro, Vice-President of Public Relations, Sutherland Group
Councillor Robert Johnson, District 5 Councillor, Six Nations Council
Grand Chief Konrad Sioui, Nation Huronne-Wendat
Chief Stacey Laforme, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

That Etobicoke York Community Council:

 

1.  Recommend that City Council support the direction of the Emery Village Business Improvement Area in regard to a First Nations Park, and request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and other relevant City staff, to investigate the feasibility of creating a museum in Emery Village dedicated to the promotion and recounting of the history after contact of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Nation Huronne-Wendat, and Six Nations of the Grand River, in consultation with the First Nations and the Business Improvement Area.

 

2.  Recommend that City Council express its support for a First Nations Park to be developed in Emery Village.

 

3.  Request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report to the Etobicoke York Community Council on November 14, 2017, with a status update on the negotiations with Hydro One for the use of the indicated hydro right-of-way for a First Nations Park.

Vote (Amend Item) Sep-06-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required - EY24.49 - Mammoliti - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are John Campbell, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes (Chair), Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)
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