Item - 2017.PG23.9

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 5, 2017 with amendments.
  • City Council considered this item on November 7, 2017 and postponed its consideration to a later date. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the deferral.
  • This item was considered by Planning and Growth Management Committee on October 12, 2017 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on November 7, 2017.

PG23.9 - Toronto Green Standard Review and Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council amend the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 to:

 

a.  require all non-residential building types to provide diversion space; and

 

b.  require developers to file a construction and demolition waste recycling plan with the City on the same basis as is required by the Province.

 

2.  City Council adopt the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 performance measures, to be applied to new development applications under the Planning Act commencing May 1, 2018, as shown in Attachment 2:  Mid to High-Rise Residential and All Non-Residential to the report (September 28, 2017) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as amended by Part 1 above, and subject to the following performance measures being adopted on an interim basis only:

 

1. Bird Collision Deterrence EC4.1 (Tier 1) and EC4.4 (Tier 2) Bird Friendly Glazing Performance Measures:


a. commencing January 1, 2020: the application of performance measures to all exterior glazing within the first 16 metres of the building above grade; and, where visual markers are utilized the maximum spacing will be 50 mm X 50 mm for all building types.


b. commencing January 1, 2022: where visual markers are utilized, all building types apply visual markers to the first surface of glass.

 

2.  Energy Efficiency GHG1.1 (Tier 1) Buildings Energy Performance:


a. commencing January 1, 2020: design the buildings to meet or exceed the Tier 1 TEUI, TEDI and GHGI targets by building type as provided in Table 1.

  

3.  City Council adopt the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 performance measures as shown in Attachment 3, Low-Rise Residential, to the report (September 28, 2017) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to be applied to new development applications under the Planning Act commencing May 1, 2018. 

 

4.  City Council adopt the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 performance measures as shown in Attachment 4 City Agency, Corporation and Division-Owned Facilities (Non-Residential Uses), to the report (September 28, 2017) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as amended by Part 1 above, to be applied to new development applications under the Planning Act commencing May 1, 2018. 

 

5.  City Council direct Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to undertake consultation and to report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee in the second quarter of 2018 on proposals which may strengthen the Bird Collision Deterrence, Bird Friendly Glazing and Energy Efficiency Building Energy performance measures referenced in Part 2 above.

 

6.  City Council direct the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to explore additional financial and non-financial incentives to encourage developers to meet Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 and to report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee before the end of the second quarter of 2018.

 

7.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review and report on the cost and technical implications of requiring and implementing additional Electric Vehicle infrastructure performance measures for Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 and to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee in the second quarter of 2018.

 

8.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with relevant City Divisions, to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee in the second quarter of 2018 on options to encourage green infrastructure and implement green development standards for residential properties with less than 5 units through the planning application and other processes.

 

9.  City Council request Build Toronto and the Toronto Realty Agency to consider the application of, at minimum, Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 standards as part of their development agreements with future owners of land.

Background Information (Committee)

(September 28, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Toronto Green Standard Review and Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107359.pdf
Attachment 2: Toronto Green Standard v3- Sustainability Requirements for New Development in Toronto: Mid to High-Rise Residential and All Non-Residential
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107487.pdf
Attachment 3: Toronto Green Standard v3- Sustainability Requirements for New Development in Toronto: Low-Rise Residential
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107488.pdf
Attachment 4: Toronto Green Standard v3- Sustainability Requirements for New Development in Toronto: City Agency, Corporation and Division-Owned Facilities (Non-Residential Uses)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107489.pdf
Presentation on Pathway to a Low Carbon Future
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107789.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(October 6, 2017) Letter from Andy Schonberger, Chair, Leadership Board, The Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (PG.New.PG23.9.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72581.pdf
(October 10, 2017) Letter from Janet Rosenberg, Janet Rosenberg & Studio (PG.New.PG23.9.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72633.pdf
(October 10, 2017) Letter from Andrew Bowerbank, Global Director, Sustainable Building Services, EllisDon (PG.New.PG23.9.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72634.pdf
(October 10, 2017) Letter from John Stephenson, Architect, President, Ontario Association of Architects (PG.New.PG23.9.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72635.pdf
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Mike Williams, Principal, Sustainability RWDI (PG.New.PW23.9.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72636.pdf
(October 10, 2017) Letter from Andrew Peel, President, OntarioPH (PG.New.PG23.9.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72637.pdf
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Danielle Chin, Senior Manager, Policy & Government Relations, Building Industry and Land Development Association (PG.New.PG23.9.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72638.pdf
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Marianne Touchie, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto (PG.New.PG23.9.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72614.pdf
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Agnieszka Wloch, Vice President, Development, Minto Communities -Canada (PG.New.PG23.9.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72615.pdf
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PG.New.PG23.9.10)
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Bryan Purcell, Director of Policy and Programs, Toronto Atmospheric Fund (PG.New.PG23.9.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72646.pdf
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Keith Brooks, Programs Director, Environmental Defence (PG.New.PG23.9.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72647.pdf
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from David Lewis (PG.New.PG23.9.13)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Brigit Siber (PG.New.PG23.9.14)
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Michael Black, Walk Toronto Steering Committee (PG.New.PG23.9.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72682.pdf
(October 10, 2017) Letter from Michael Singleton, Executive Director, Sustainable Building Canada (PG.New.PG23.9.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72683.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(November 1, 2017) Letter from Mike Williams (CC.Supp.PG23.9.17)
(October 10, 2017) Letter from John Stephenson, Architect, Ontario Association of Architects (CC.Supp.PG23.9.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-74004.pdf
(October 31, 2017) Letter from Doris Chee, President, Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (CC.Supp.PG23.9.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-74005.pdf
(November 3, 2017) E-mail from Michael Mesure, Executive Director, Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada (CC.Supp.PG23.9.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-74003.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

That City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review and report on the cost and technical implications of requiring and implementing additional Electric Vehicle infrastructure performance measures for Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 and to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee in the second quarter of 2018.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-07-2017 6:54 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG23.9 - Robinson - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio

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

That:

 

1.   City Council delete Planning and Growth Management Committee Recommendation 2 and adopt instead the following:

 

2.  City Council adopt the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 performance measures, to be applied to new development applications under the Planning Act commencing May 1, 2018, as shown in Attachment 2:  Mid to High-Rise Residential and All Non-Residential to the report (September 28, 2017) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as amended by Recommendation 1 above, and subject to the following performance measures being adopted on an interim basis only:

 

1. Bird Collision Deterrence EC4.1 (Tier 1) and EC4.4 (Tier 2) Bird Friendly Glazing Performance Measures:


a. commencing January 1, 2020: the application of performance measures to all exterior glazing within the first 16 metres of the building above grade; and, where visual markers are utilized the maximum spacing will be 50 mm X 50 mm for all building types.


b. commencing January 1, 2022: where visual markers are utilized, all building types apply visual markers to the first surface of glass.

 

2.  Energy Efficiency GHG1.1 (Tier 1) Buildings Energy Performance:


a. commencing January 1, 2020: design the buildings to meet or exceed the Tier 1 TEUI, TEDI and GHGI targets by building type as provided in Table 1.

 

2.  City Council direct Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to undertake consultation and to report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee in the second quarter of 2018 on proposals which may strengthen the Bird Collision Deterrence, Bird Friendly Glazing and Energy Efficiency Building Energy performance measures referenced in Part 1 above.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with relevant City Divisions, to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee in the second quarter of 2018 on options to encourage green infrastructure and implement green development standards for residential properties with less than 5 units through the planning application and other processes.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-07-2017 6:53 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG23.9 - Davis - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, James Pasternak
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

PG23.9 - Toronto Green Standard Review and Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Deferred
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on November 7, 8 and 9, 2017, deferred Item PG23.9 to the December 6, 7 and 8, 2017 Council meeting or to a special meeting to be called by the Mayor.

Background Information (Committee)

(September 28, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Toronto Green Standard Review and Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107359.pdf
Attachment 2: Toronto Green Standard v3- Sustainability Requirements for New Development in Toronto: Mid to High-Rise Residential and All Non-Residential
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107487.pdf
Attachment 3: Toronto Green Standard v3- Sustainability Requirements for New Development in Toronto: Low-Rise Residential
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107488.pdf
Attachment 4: Toronto Green Standard v3- Sustainability Requirements for New Development in Toronto: City Agency, Corporation and Division-Owned Facilities (Non-Residential Uses)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107489.pdf
Presentation on Pathway to a Low Carbon Future
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107789.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(October 6, 2017) Letter from Andy Schonberger, Chair, Leadership Board, The Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (PG.New.PG23.9.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72581.pdf
(October 10, 2017) Letter from Janet Rosenberg, Janet Rosenberg & Studio (PG.New.PG23.9.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72633.pdf
(October 10, 2017) Letter from Andrew Bowerbank, Global Director, Sustainable Building Services, EllisDon (PG.New.PG23.9.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72634.pdf
(October 10, 2017) Letter from John Stephenson, Architect, President, Ontario Association of Architects (PG.New.PG23.9.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72635.pdf
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Mike Williams, Principal, Sustainability RWDI (PG.New.PW23.9.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72636.pdf
(October 10, 2017) Letter from Andrew Peel, President, OntarioPH (PG.New.PG23.9.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72637.pdf
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Danielle Chin, Senior Manager, Policy & Government Relations, Building Industry and Land Development Association (PG.New.PG23.9.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72638.pdf
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Marianne Touchie, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto (PG.New.PG23.9.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72614.pdf
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Agnieszka Wloch, Vice President, Development, Minto Communities -Canada (PG.New.PG23.9.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72615.pdf
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PG.New.PG23.9.10)
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Bryan Purcell, Director of Policy and Programs, Toronto Atmospheric Fund (PG.New.PG23.9.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72646.pdf
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Keith Brooks, Programs Director, Environmental Defence (PG.New.PG23.9.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72647.pdf
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from David Lewis (PG.New.PG23.9.13)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Brigit Siber (PG.New.PG23.9.14)
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Michael Black, Walk Toronto Steering Committee (PG.New.PG23.9.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72682.pdf
(October 10, 2017) Letter from Michael Singleton, Executive Director, Sustainable Building Canada (PG.New.PG23.9.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72683.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(November 1, 2017) Letter from Mike Williams (CC.Supp.PG23.9.17)
(October 10, 2017) Letter from John Stephenson, Architect, Ontario Association of Architects (CC.Supp.PG23.9.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73381.pdf
(October 31, 2017) Letter from Doris Chee, President, Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (CC.Supp.PG23.9.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73385.pdf
(November 3, 2017) E-mail from Michael Mesure, Executive Director, Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada (CC.Supp.PG23.9.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73425.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council amend Recommendation 2 so that it now reads as follows:

 

2.  City Council:

 

a. adopt the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 performance measures "on an interim basis" as shown in Attachment 2:  Mid to High-Rise Residential and All Non-Residential to the report (September 28, 2017) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as amended by Recommendation 1 above, to be applied to new development applications under the Planning Act commencing May 1, 2018;

 

b. direct the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to undertake consultation and report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee in the second quarter of 2018 on proposals which may strengthen the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 performance measures, such as:

 

1. Bird Collision Deterrence EC4.1 (Tier 1) and EC4.4 (Tier 2) Bird Friendly Glazing Performance Measures:


a. commencing January 1, 2020: the application of performance measures to all exterior glazing within the first 16 metres of the building above grade; and, where visual markers are utilized the maximum spacing will be 50 mm X 50 mm for all building types.


b. commencing January 1, 2022: where visual markers are utilized, all building types apply visual markers to the first surface of glass.

 

2.  Energy Efficiency GHG1.1 (Tier 1) Buildings Energy Performance:


a. commencing January 1, 2020: design the buildings to meet or exceed the Tier 1 TEUI, TEDI and GHGI targets by building type as provided in Table 1.


2 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That City Council defer consideration of this Item remaining on the agenda to the December 6, 7 and 8, 2017 Council meeting or to a special meeting to be called by the Mayor.

PG23.9 - Toronto Green Standard Review and Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 to:

 

a.  require all non-residential building types to provide diversion space

b.  require developers to file a construction and demolition waste recycling plan with the city on the same basis as is required by the Province.

 

2.  City Council adopt the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 performance measures as shown in Attachment 2:  Mid to High-Rise Residential and All Non-Residential to the report (September 28, 2017) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as amended by Recommendation 1 above, to be applied to new development applications under the Planning Act commencing May 1, 2018. 

 

3.  City Council adopt the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 performance measures as shown in Attachment 3: Low-Rise Residential to the report (September 28, 2017) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to be applied to new development applications under the Planning Act commencing May 1, 2018. 

 

4.  City Council adopt the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 performance measures as shown in Attachment 4: City Agency, Corporation and Division-Owned Facilities (Non-Residential Uses) to the report (September 28, 2017) from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as amended by Recommendation 1 above, to be applied to new development applications under the Planning Act commencing May 1, 2018. 

 

5.  City Council direct the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to explore additional financial and non-financial incentives to encourage developers to meet Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 and report back to the Planning and Growth Management Committee before the end of the second quarter of 2018.

 

6.  City Council request Build Toronto and the Toronto Realty Agency to consider the application of, at minimum, Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 standards as part of their development agreements with future owners of land.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee considered Items PG23.9 and PG23.10 together.

 

The Acting Project Manager, Environmental Planning, Strategic Initiatives, Policy and Analysis, City Planning and the Deputy Chief Building Official and Director, North York District, Toronto Building gave a presentation on Pathway to a Low Carbon Future.

Origin

(September 28, 2017) Report from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

This report presents the updated Toronto Green Standard Version 3 which proposes a four-tiered framework for development to achieve near-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in support of Council's adoption of TransformTO and goal to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent of 1990 levels by 2050.

 

The Toronto Green Standard is a set of environmental performance measures that facilitate sustainable new development in Toronto and is a key component of the City's commitment to the achievement of a healthy and prosperous City. The Toronto Green Standard plays a critical role in transforming and influencing the market and provincial regulation by consistently raising the bar for performance. It has been responsible for developing capacity amongst developers and demonstrating that the industry can and will build higher performance buildings.

 

The Toronto Green Standard Version 3 is proposed to come into effect on May 1, 2018. Key changes include:

 

- new requirements for Tier 1 including an option to use absolute performance targets for energy;

- new core measures for Tier 2 including using absolute performance targets for energy, solar readiness, connection to district energy, stormwater retention and a resilience checklist;

- new Tier 3 performance measures;

- new Tier 4 absolute performance targets for energy; and

- a separate standard for City agency, corporation and division-owned non-residential developments.
 

The recommended revised and updated Toronto Green Standard reflects consultation with a number of stakeholders. An Advisory Committee and a workshop with energy modellers provided advice with respect to the development of the Zero Emissions Buildings Framework. Industry stakeholders, including the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), provided valuable input into the preparation of the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 through workshops and meetings. The Toronto

 

Green Standard Version 3 reflects the updated environmental policies of the Official Plan, incorporates improvements resulting from direct experiences in applying the Toronto Green Standard and reflects new and updated City guidelines, policies and regulations.

 

This report was prepared in consultation with Toronto Building, Environment and Energy, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Toronto Water, Transportation Services, Solid Waste, Legal Services and Corporate Finance Divisions as well as the Chief Resilience Officer..

Background Information

(September 28, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Toronto Green Standard Review and Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107359.pdf
Attachment 2: Toronto Green Standard v3- Sustainability Requirements for New Development in Toronto: Mid to High-Rise Residential and All Non-Residential
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107487.pdf
Attachment 3: Toronto Green Standard v3- Sustainability Requirements for New Development in Toronto: Low-Rise Residential
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107488.pdf
Attachment 4: Toronto Green Standard v3- Sustainability Requirements for New Development in Toronto: City Agency, Corporation and Division-Owned Facilities (Non-Residential Uses)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107489.pdf
Presentation on Pathway to a Low Carbon Future
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-107789.pdf

Communications

(October 6, 2017) Letter from Andy Schonberger, Chair, Leadership Board, The Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (PG.New.PG23.9.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72581.pdf
(October 10, 2017) Letter from Janet Rosenberg, Janet Rosenberg & Studio (PG.New.PG23.9.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72633.pdf
(October 10, 2017) Letter from Andrew Bowerbank, Global Director, Sustainable Building Services, EllisDon (PG.New.PG23.9.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72634.pdf
(October 10, 2017) Letter from John Stephenson, Architect, President, Ontario Association of Architects (PG.New.PG23.9.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72635.pdf
(October 10, 2017) E-mail from Mike Williams, Principal, Sustainability RWDI (PG.New.PW23.9.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72636.pdf
(October 10, 2017) Letter from Andrew Peel, President, OntarioPH (PG.New.PG23.9.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72637.pdf
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Danielle Chin, Senior Manager, Policy & Government Relations, Building Industry and Land Development Association (PG.New.PG23.9.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72638.pdf
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Marianne Touchie, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto (PG.New.PG23.9.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72614.pdf
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Agnieszka Wloch, Vice President, Development, Minto Communities -Canada (PG.New.PG23.9.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72615.pdf
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PG.New.PG23.9.10)
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Bryan Purcell, Director of Policy and Programs, Toronto Atmospheric Fund (PG.New.PG23.9.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72646.pdf
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Keith Brooks, Programs Director, Environmental Defence (PG.New.PG23.9.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72647.pdf
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from David Lewis (PG.New.PG23.9.13)
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Brigit Siber (PG.New.PG23.9.14)
(October 11, 2017) Letter from Michael Black, Walk Toronto Steering Committee (PG.New.PG23.9.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72682.pdf
(October 10, 2017) Letter from Michael Singleton, Executive Director, Sustainable Building Canada (PG.New.PG23.9.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-72683.pdf

Speakers

Bryan Purcell, The Atmospheric Fund
Gabriella Kalapos, Clean Air Partnership and Chair of the Clean Air Council
Emily J. Alfred, Waste Campaigner, Toronto Environmental Alliance
Sheena Sharpe, Councillor, Ontario Association of Architects

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council direct the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to explore additional financial and non-financial incentives to encourage developers to meet Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 and report back to Planning and Growth Management Committee before the end of the second quarter of 2018.

 

2.  City Council request Build Toronto and the Toronto Realty Agency to consider the application of, at minimum, Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 standards as part of their development agreements with future owners of land.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

1.  Amend the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 to:

 

a.  require all non-residential building types to provide diversion space

b.  require developers to file a construction and demolition waste recycling plan with the city on the same basis as is required by the Province.


3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council