Item - 2017.PE19.6

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.

PE19.6 - Waiving Park Permit Fees to Wave the Flag

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 waive fees for park permits for July 1, 2 and 3, 2017 in the following categories:

 

- Fire Pit;

- Outdoor Social Gathering ; and

- BBQ;

 

including for those groups who traditionally host Canada Day celebrations in their local parks as well as for Canada 150 events organized by ratepayer groups, Friends of Parks groups, local arts or sports groups, or small local non-profits who wish to bring the community together in their local park to commemorate this special occasion.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to refund or credit park permit fees already paid for July 1, 2 and 3, 2017 as outlined in Part 1 above, in accordance with the existing process.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 25, 2017) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher on Waiving Fees to Wave the Flag
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-103490.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That City Council amend Parks and Environment Committee Recommendation 1 so that the recommendation now reads as follows:

 

1.  City Council waive fees for park permits for July 1, 2 and 3, 2017 in the following categories:

 

- Fire Pit;

- Outdoor Social Gathering;

- BBQ;

 

including for those groups who traditionally host Canada Day celebrations in their local parks as well as for Canada 150 events organized by ratepayer groups, Friends of Parks groups, local arts or sports groups, or small local non-profits who wish to bring the community together in their local park to commemorate this special occasion.

Vote (Amend Item) May-26-2017 9:42 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PE19.6 - Minnan-Wong - motion 1
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, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, 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: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michelle Holland, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Motion to Reconsider Item moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider Item PE19.6.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of the Item as previously amended.

PE19.6 - Waiving Park Permit Fees to Wave the Flag

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Parks and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council waive fees for park permits for July 1, 2 and 3, 2017 in the following categories:

 

- Fire Pit

- Outdoor Social Gathering 

- BBQ.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to refund or credit park permit fees already paid for July 1, 2 and 3, 2017 as outlined in Recommendation 1, in accordance with the existing process.

Origin

(April 25, 2017) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth

Summary

Traditionally many neighbourhood groups host Canada Day celebrations in their local parks on July 1st. 

 

There are also local organizations and neighbourhood groups who don't normally host a Canada Day celebration who may want to bring the neighbourhood together for the 150.

 

As well there will be many new families in our neighbourhoods who have never had the opportunity to attend a Canada Day before to celebrate our great country.

 

The city can encourage and support local 150 celebrations across Toronto by waiving the park permit fees.

Background Information

(April 25, 2017) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher on Waiving Fees to Wave the Flag
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-103490.pdf

Speakers

Councillor Paula Fletcher

Motions

1 - Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Councillor Sarah Doucette (Carried)

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

That the recommendation in the letter from Councillor Fletcher be replaced with the following:

 

1.  City Council waive fees for park permits for July 1, 2 and 3, 2017 in the following categories:

 

- Fire Pit

- Outdoor Social Gathering 

- BBQ.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to refund or credit park permit fees already paid for July 1, 2 and 3, 2017 as outlined in Recommendation 1, in accordance with the existing process.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council