Item - 2017.PE19.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 24, 2017 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Parks and Environment Committee on May 4, 2017 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on May 24, 2017.

PE19.1 - Strategy to Expand the City's Tree Canopy on Private Lands

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 a 2017 grant allocation of $1.010 million to the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation funded from the 2017 Approved Operating Budget for Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to enter into a delivery agreement with the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation to administer the program funding in 2017, within a process and guidelines developed in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and satisfactory to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, and on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, such terms and conditions to include requirements for the promotion and marketing of the grant programs to be represented as a City initiative.

 

3.  City Council  approve the continuation of the existing grant allocation to Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation of $200,000 and approve the expansion of the existing grant allocation to LEAF from $50,000 to $100,000 with continuation of both grants subject to raising $1 in donations from the private and public sector for every $1 of City grant.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 20, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Strategy to Expand the City's Tree Canopy on Private Lands
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-103094.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(May 3, 2017) E-mail from Greg Knittl (PE.New.PE19.1.1)
(May 4, 2017) Submission from Janet McKay, LEAF (PE.New.PE19.1.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pe/comm/communicationfile-69226.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council amend Parks and Environment Recommendation 1 by deleting the figure $1.060 million and inserting the figure $1.010 million so that the recommendation now reads as follows:

 

1. City Council approve a 2017 grant allocation of $1.010 million to the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, funded from the 2017 Parks, Forestry and Recreation Operating Budget.

 

2.  City Council amend Parks and Environment Recommendation 2 so that the recommendation now reads as follows:

 

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to enter into a delivery agreement with the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation to administer the program funding in 2017, within a process and guidelines developed in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and satisfactory to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, and on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, such terms and conditions to include requirements for the promotion and marketing of the grant programs to be represented as a City initiative.

Vote (Amend Item) May-26-2017 9:49 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PE19.1 - De Baeremaeker - motion 1a
Total members that voted Yes: 35 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, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, 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, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, 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: 8 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, John Filion, Michelle Holland, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson

1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That City Council  approve the continuation of the existing grant allocation to Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation of $200,000 and approve the expansion of the existing grant allocation to LEAF from $50,000 to $100,000 with continuation of both grants subject to raising $1 in donations from private and public sector for every $1 of City grant.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-26-2017 9:50 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PE19.1 - De Baeremaeker - motion 1b
Total members that voted Yes: 32 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, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, 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, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, John Filion, Michelle Holland, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

PE19.1 - Strategy to Expand the City's Tree Canopy on Private Lands

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Parks and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve a 2017 grant allocation of $1.060 million to the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation funded from the 2017 Parks, Forestry and Recreation Operating Budget.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation enter into a delivery agreement with the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation to administer the program funding in 2017, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Parks and Environment Committee:

 

1.  Requested the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report to the October 16, 2017 Parks and Environment Committee meeting on the feasibility of expanding the existing partnership with LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) for private property plantings, tree maintenance and educational outreach.

Origin

(April 20, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

This report seeks Council approval to provide a grant of $1.060 million to the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation as part of a strategy and plan to expand the City's tree canopy on private land. The 2017 Council Approved Operating Budget for Parks, Forestry and Recreation includes $1.060 million for the development of private partnerships for new tree planting and tree care on private lands. The $1.060 million allocation in 2017 will accelerate the launch of key recommended actions in the consultant's report, "Actions to Grow Toronto's Tree Canopy", providing a pilot opportunity to test select programs and services this year.

 

Urban Forestry will work in partnership with Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation to deliver tree planting and tree care partnership programs on private properties. In 2017, program areas will include direct tree planting and tree care support and expansion of the Every Tree Counts marketing and communications campaign.

Background Information

(April 20, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Strategy to Expand the City's Tree Canopy on Private Lands
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-103094.pdf

Communications

(May 3, 2017) E-mail from Greg Knittl (PE.New.PE19.1.1)
(May 4, 2017) Submission from Janet McKay, LEAF (PE.New.PE19.1.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pe/comm/communicationfile-69226.pdf

Speakers

Karen Buck
Janet McKay, LEAF
Steve Hounsell, Forests Ontario
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Paula Fletcher

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)

That:

 

1.  The General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation report to the October 16, 2017 Parks and Environment Committee meeting on the feasibility of expanding the existing partnership with LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) for private property plantings, tree maintenance and educational outreach.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council