Item - 2017.PG22.8

Tracking Status

PG22.8 - Approval of 2017 Toronto Heritage Grant Awards

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council approve the grant awards for the 2017 Toronto Heritage Grant Program for the nine designated places of worship in the City of Toronto, as set out below, to assist property owners in funding the scope of conservation work set out in the Letter of Understanding between the City and the grant recipient, and generally described in Attachment 1 to the report (August 9, 2017) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

Active places of worship (non-house form buildings up to 50 percent with no limit)

 

Church of the Epiphany and St. Mark

201 Cowan Avenue

$30,000

Downsview United Church

2822 Keele Street

$80,000

Metropolitan United Church

56 Queen Street East

$40,000

Rosedale Presbyterian Church

129 Mount Pleasant Road

$23,000

St. George the Martyr Anglican Church

197 John Street

$55,000

St. Margaret-in-the-Pines Anglican Church

4130 Lawrence Av. East

$46,500

St. Matthew's Anglican Church

135 First Avenue

$  7,950

St. Thomas's Church

383 Huron Street

$72,000

Trinity-St. Paul's United Church

427 Bloor Street West

$14,000

 

2.  City Council direct that the use of the grant awards outlined in Part 1 above be limited to only the conservation work approved by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and that the issuing of the grant award be subject to the grant recipient satisfying all conditions as set out in the Letter of Understanding between the City and the grant recipient.

 

3.  City Council authorize the withdrawal of $51,450 from the Community Heritage Reserve Fund (Acct. # XR1044) and increase the approved 2017 Operating Budget for Heritage Grants account UR0033 in the amount of $51,450 gross, $0 net, on a one-time basis, for the support of the 2017 Toronto Heritage Grant Program leaving $3,564 in the Community Heritage Reserve Fund.

 

4.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to explore ways to increase funding of the Toronto Heritage Grant Program in order to target and support the conservation of places of worship and report back in 2018 to the Planning and Growth Management Committee.

Background Information (Committee)

(August 9, 2017) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Approval of 2017 Toronto Heritage Grant Awards
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-106152.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Oct-02-2017 6:56 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG22.8 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 39 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, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Michael Ford, 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, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Giorgio Mammoliti, John Tory

8a - Approval of 2017 Toronto Heritage Grant Awards

Background Information (Committee)
(August 24, 2017) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on Approval of 2017 Toronto Heritage Grant Awards
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-106442.pdf

PG22.8 - Approval of 2017 Toronto Heritage Grant Awards

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the grant awards for the 2017 Toronto Heritage Grant Program for the 9 designated places of worship in the City of Toronto, as set out below, to assist property owners in funding the scope of conservation work set out in the Letter of Understanding between the City and the grant recipient, and generally described in Attachment 1 to the report (August 9, 2017) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

Active places of worship (non-house form buildings up to 50 percent with no limit)

 

Church of the Epiphany and St. Mark

201 Cowan Avenue

$30,000

Downsview United Church

2822 Keele Street

$80,000

Metropolitan United Church

56 Queen Street East

$40,000

Rosedale Presbyterian Church

129 Mount Pleasant Road

$23,000

St. George the Martyr Anglican Church

197 John Street

$55,000

St. Margaret-in-the-Pines Anglican Church

4130 Lawrence Av. East

$46,500

St. Matthew's Anglican Church

135 First Avenue

$  7,950

St. Thomas's Church

383 Huron Street

$72,000

Trinity-St. Paul's United Church

427 Bloor Street West

$14,000

 

2.  City Council direct that the use of the grant awards outlined in recommendation 1 above be limited to only the conservation work approved by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and that the issuing of the grant award be subject to the grant recipient satisfying all conditions as set out in the Letter of Understanding between the City and the grant recipient.

 

3.  City Council authorize the withdrawal of $51,450 from the Community Heritage Reserve Fund (Acct. # XR1044) and increase the approved 2017 Operating Budget for Heritage Grants account UR0033 in the amount of $51,450 gross, $0 net, on a one-time basis, for the support of the 2017 Toronto Heritage Grant Program leaving $3,564 in the Community Heritage Reserve Fund.

 

4.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division to explore ways to increase funding of the Toronto Heritage Grant Program in order to target and support the conservation of places of worship and report back in 2018 to the Planning and Growth Management Committee.

Origin

(August 9, 2017) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve nine recommended grant awards totalling $368,450 under the 2017 Toronto Heritage Grant Program as set out in this report. 

 

The Toronto Heritage Grant Program provides matching grant funds for eligible heritage conservation work to owners of residential properties or tax exempt properties in the City of Toronto designated under Part IV or V of the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA). Property owners may receive a grant once every five years for up to 50 percent of the cost of eligible conservation work. Owners of house form buildings may receive up to $10,000, or if replacing an entire slate roof assembly, up to $20,000. There is no maximum grant amount for owners of non-house form buildings.

 

The 2017 Heritage Grant program is targeted to assist owners of active places of worship designated under Part IV or V of the Ontario Heritage Act.  

 

The Toronto Heritage Grant Program is administered by Heritage Preservation Services (HPS), City Planning Division.  An independent Toronto Heritage Grant Selection Committee consisting of volunteer heritage professionals evaluates applications and recommends grant awards.

Background Information

(August 9, 2017) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Approval of 2017 Toronto Heritage Grant Awards
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-106152.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

8a - Approval of 2017 Toronto Heritage Grant Awards

Origin
(August 24, 2017) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on August 24, 2017, considered a report (August 9, 2017) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division regarding the Approval of 2017 Toronto Heritage Grant Awards.

Background Information
(August 24, 2017) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on Approval of 2017 Toronto Heritage Grant Awards
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-106442.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council