Item - 2017.TE25.108

Tracking Status

TE25.108 - Bringing Laneway Suites to the Toronto and East York District

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
18 - Davenport, 32 - Beaches-East York

City Council Decision

City Council on July 4, 5, 6  and 7, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with appropriate staff from Engineering and Construction Services, Transportation Services, Solid Waste, Toronto Fire, Toronto Water and any other relevant City staff to review the Laneway Suites report from Lanescape and Evergreen, to develop and undertake an enhanced consultation plan, including specific outreach and consultation with local Residents' Associations and other stakeholders, in consultation with the local Councillors within the Toronto and East York District, and to report back in the first quarter of 2018 with respect to any recommended changes required to implement a laneway suite initiative within the Toronto and East York District.

 

2.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with appropriate staff from Engineering and Construction Services, Transportation Services, Solid Waste Management Services, Toronto Fire, Toronto Water and any other relevant City staff, to consider any recommended changes to areas within the Toronto and East York District that are geographically appropriate for laneway suites, as well as a potential monitoring period, and to include this in the first quarter of 2018 report.

 

3.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with appropriate civic officials to consider a possible implementation strategy for laneway suites in the Toronto and East York District which may include, but is not limited to, cost, incentives, and application review processes and timelines, comparable actions from other municipalities that have implemented laneway suites, and to include this in the first quarter of 2018 report.

 

4.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to include in the first quarter of 2018 report, potential staffing resources required to implement laneway housing in the Toronto and East York District, and also, to provide comparable data on staff resources in other municipalities that have implemented laneway suites.

 

5. City Council request the Director, Community Planning, in consultation with appropriate City staff, to include in the first quarter of  2018 report, consideration of how the implementation of laneway suites could align with laneway animation objectives across the Toronto and East York Community Council District.

 

6.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with the Executive Director, Affordable Housing, to include in the first quarter of 2018 report, policies to ensure the provision of affordable housing as part of the laneway suites initiative.

 

7. City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, in consultation with the City Solicitor and relevant Divisions to include in the first quarter of 2018 report, an analysis of the incremental costs and associated mitigation measures required to responsibly upgrade and maintain laneway public spaces in the event laneway suites are approved. Such analysis may include, but is not limited to new lighting, plowing, salting, street sweeping, pavement and storm water infrastructure, sight line and property standards enforcement, emergency services operations and infrastructure, traffic calming, safety and signage, and analysis on potential additional liability claims given additional pedestrian traffic and expectations of the public. 

 

8.  City Council refer the Harbord Village Resident's Association laneway report (Communication TE25.108.21) to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, for information.

Background Information (Community Council)

(May 26, 2017) Letter from Councillor Ana Bail„o and Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon - Bringing Laneway Suites to the Toronto and East York District
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-104570.pdf
Laneway Suites - A New Housing Typology for Toronto by Lanescape Evergreen
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-104581.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(June 1, 2017) E-mail from Brandon Donnelly (TE.Supp.TE25.108.1)
(June 2, 2017) E-mail from Cindy Kurz (TE.Supp.TE25.108.2)
(June 2, 2017) E-mail from Marc Serpa (TE.Supp.TE25.108.3)
(June 2, 2017) E-mail from Patrick Dinnen (TE.Supp.TE25.108.4)
(June 6, 2017) E-mail from Bob Krawczyk (TE.Supp.TE25.108.5)
(June 7, 2017) E-mail from Jennifer Cruickshank (TE.Supp.TE25.108.6)
(June 7, 2017) E-mail from Bill Wong (TE.Supp.TE25.108.7)
(June 7, 2017) E-mail from Paul Dowsett (TE.Supp.TE25.108.8)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Corey Tkachuk (TE.Supp.TE25.108.9)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Dieter Janssen (TE.Supp.TE25.108.10)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Suzanne Manvell (TE.Supp.TE25.108.11)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Philip Shea (TE.Supp.TE25.108.12)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Mark Whelan (TE.Supp.TE25.108.13)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Amir Mousavi (TE.Supp.TE25.108.14)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Ric Randmaa (TE.Supp.TE25.108.15)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Rico Natale (TE.Supp.TE25.108.16)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Kyle Rostad (TE.Supp.TE25.108.17)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Ken Greenberg (TE.Supp.TE25.108.18)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Manny Alvarez (TE.Supp.TE25.108.19)
(June 10, 2017) E-mail from Nancy Freeman and Andrew Morrison (TE.Supp.TE25.108.20)
(June 7, 2017) Letter from Sue Dexter for Carolee Orme and Rory Gus Sinclair, Harbord Village Planning and Development Committee (TE.Supp.TE25.108.21)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-70461.pdf
(June 11, 2017) Letter from Paul J. Bedford, Former Toronto Chief Planner (TE.Supp.TE25.108.22)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Kathleen Gallagher Ross (TE.Supp.TE25.108.23)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Malcolm Cross (TE.Supp.TE25.108.24)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Theo Chan (TE.Supp.TE25.108.25)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Sam Law (TE.Supp.TE25.108.26)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Is Doe (TE.Supp.TE25.108.27)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Anne Renshaw (TE.Supp.TE25.108.28)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Diane Hanson (TE.Supp.TE25.108.29)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from John and Anne Sinclair (TE.Supp.TE25.108.30)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Jeff Wilkinson, Wilkinson Construction (TE.Supp.TE25.108.31)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Pat Murray (TE.Supp.TE25.108.32)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Lyne Wagner and Gilles Tissier (TE.Supp.TE25.108.33)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Stokes (TE.Supp.TE25.108.34)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Kurt Krumme (TE.Supp.TE25.108.35)
(June 11, 2017) Letter from Jutta Mason (TE.Supp.TE25.108.36)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Beverley Couse (TE.Supp.TE25.108.37)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Simon McNabb (TE.Supp.TE25.108.38)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Scott Mabury (TE.New.TE25.108.39)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Nicola Hives (TE.Supp.TE25.108.40)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Ann Hollingworth (TE.Supp.TE25.108.41)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Katja Brittain (TE.Supp.TE25.108.42)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Kate Prevedello (TE.Supp.TE25.108.43)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Ed Jackson (TE.Supp.TE25.108.44)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Ian Fox (TE.Supp.TE25.108.45)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Lock Hughes (TE.Supp.TE25.108.46)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Ryan Fernandes (TE.Supp.TE25.108.47)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Alex Vizvary (TE.Supp.TE25.108.48)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Hayley Cormick (TE.Supp.TE25.108.49)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from John Caliendo and Ian Carmichael (TE.Supp.TE25.108.50)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Alexandre Leo Kaliazine (TE.Supp.TE25.108.51)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Robert Fyfe (TE.Supp.TE25.108.52)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from David J Clark (TE.Supp.TE25.108.53)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Erica Kim and Jacques Salazar (TE.Supp.TE25.108.54)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Margie Zeidler, Urban Space (TE.Supp.TE25.108.55)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Deborah Robinson (TE.Supp.TE25.108.56)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Peter MacNab (TE.Supp.TE25.108.57)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Meg Sinclair and Craig Morantz (TE.Supp.TE25.108.58)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Brad Marcoux (TE.Supp.TE25.108.59)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Tamara Sabarini and KEvin Macnab (TE.Supp.TE25.108.60)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Luke Canning (TE.Supp.TE25.108.61)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Michael Mushet (TE.Supp.TE25.108.62)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jessica Reid (TE.Supp.TE25.108.63)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Haig Baronikian (TE.Supp.TE25.108.64)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jan Bost (TE.Supp.TE25.108.65)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jill Murray (TE.Supp.TE25.108.66)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Mike Mazurkiewicz (TE.Supp.TE25.108.67)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Geoff Bowie and Petra Valier (TE.Supp.TE25.108.68)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Laird White (TE.Supp.TE25.108.69)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Bette Minott (TE.Supp.TE25.108.70)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Richard van Steenburgh (TE.Supp.TE25.108.71)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Gina Buonaguro (TE.Supp.TE25.108.72)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Paula Virany (TE.Supp.TE25.108.73)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Greg Matthew Crossley (TE.Supp.TE25.108.74)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Danielle Chin (TE.Supp.TE25.108.75)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Suzannah Bennett (TE.Supp.TE25.108.76)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Erica Parker (TE.Supp.TE25.108.77)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Lia Maston, FIRMA (TE.Supp.TE25.108.78)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Douglas Henderson (TE.Supp.TE25.108.79)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Poonam Therese Dhir (TE.Supp.TE25.108.80)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Martin Gladstone (TE.Supp.TE25.108.81)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Graeme Young (TE.Supp.TE25.108.82)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Brian Corcoran (TE.Supp.TE25.108.83)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Leigh Jeneroux (TE.Supp.TE25.108.84)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Kelsey Carriere (TE.Supp.TE25.108.85)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Susan Pidgeon (TE.Supp.TE25.108.86)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Nicole Trasick (TE.Supp.TE25.108.87)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jim Lockington (TE.Supp.TE25.108.88)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Larissa Fan (TE.Supp.TE25.108.89)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Chad Stefanovic (TE.Supp.TE25.108.90)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Peter Vinet (TE.Supp.TE25.108.91)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Reece (TE.Supp.TE25.108.92)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Caroline Newton (TE.Supp.TE25.108.93)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Mariana Paula Costa (TE.Supp.TE25.108.94)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Elizabeth Vandertuin (TE.Supp.TE25.108.95)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Anne (TE.Supp.TE25.108.96)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Giuseppe Furfaro (TE.Supp.TE25.108.97)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Emily Thring (TE.Supp.TE25.108.98)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Hentry Wiercinski, Vice Chair, The Annex Residents' Association (TE.Supp.TE25.108.99)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jan MacDonald (TE.Supp.TE25.108.100)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Neasa Martin (TE.Supp.TE25.108.101)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Bryan Kaplan, General Manager, Greening Homes Ltd. (TE.Supp.TE25.108.102)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Catherine Krug, Development Planner, Diamond Corp. (TE.Supp.TE25.108.103)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jessica Davenport and Ethan Ardelli (TE.Supp.TE25.108.104)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Chris Wallace (TE.Supp.TE25.108.105)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Parambir S. Keila (TE.Supp.TE25.108.106)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Joy Connelly (TE.Supp.TE25.108.107)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Barney Savage (TE.Supp.TE25.108.108)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jennifer Cruickshank (TE.Supp.TE25.108.109)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Susan Weiss (TE.Supp.TE25.108.110)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Lindsay Watson (TE.Supp.TE25.108.111)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Deborah Mellors (TE.Supp.TE25.108.112)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jim Pokorchak (TE.Supp.TE25.108.113)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Shanen Carter (TE.Supp.TE25.108.114)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Murray Cruchley (TE.Supp.TE25.108.115)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Rodney Litigio (TE.Supp.TE25.108.116)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Tracy Premdas (TE.Supp.TE25.108.117)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Victoria Bell (TE.Supp.TE25.108.118)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Astrid Willemsen (TE.Supp.TE25.108.119)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Catherine McRae (TE.Supp.TE25.108.120)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Clement Kent (TE.Supp.TE25.108.121)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Adrian Barek (TE.Supp.TE25.108.122)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Zane Magnus (TE.Supp.TE25.108.123)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jay Cullimore (TE.Supp.TE25.108.124)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from John and Diane Moody (TE.Supp.TE25.108.125)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Christina Ott (TE.Supp.TE25.108.126)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Annette Godziek (TE.Supp.TE25.108.127)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Michelle Van Eyk (TE.Supp.TE25.108.128)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Matt McCausland (TE.Supp.TE25.108.129)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Carol Reynolds (TE.Supp.TE25.108.130)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Karen McCallum (TE.Supp.TE25.108.131)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Bob Whalen (TE.Supp.TE25.108.132)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Lawrence Gordon (TE.Supp.TE25.108.133)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Tim Moxam (TE.Supp.TE25.108.134)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Corey McBurney (TE.Supp.TE25.108.135)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Michelle Walker (TE.Supp.TE25.108.136)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Gary Bryck (TE.Supp.TE25.108.137)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Brad Marcoux (TE.Supp.TE25.108.138)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Adam Totino (TE.Supp.TE25.108.139)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Leslie Hughes (TE.Supp.TE25.108.140)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Debra Hayes (TE.Supp.TE25.108.141)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jeremy Bowes (TE.Supp.TE25.108.142)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Tommy Ong (TE.Supp.TE25.108.143)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Sara Ehrhardt (TE.Supp.TE25.108.144)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Lillian Ling (TE.Supp.TE25.108.145)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Sam Goldberg (TE.Supp.TE25.108.146)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Shelley Lee (TE.Supp.TE25.108.147)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Jeffrey Richard Lin (TE.Supp.TE25.108.148)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Irene Spadafora (TE.Supp.TE25.108.149)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Robert Mazar (TE.Supp.TE25.108.150)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Nancy-Lee Ledgley and Kelvin Hui (TE.Supp.TE25.108.151)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Margaret Harvey (TE.Supp.TE25.108.152)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Iordanka Iordanova and George Georgieff (TE.Supp.TE25.108.153)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Carole Beaulieu (TE.Supp.TE25.108.154)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Piero Manzini (TE.Supp.TE25.108.155)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Dan Jooker (TE.Supp.TE25.108.156)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from David Butler (TE.Supp.TE25.108.157)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Marie Lalonde (TE.Supp.TE25.108.158)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Bria Aird (TE.Supp.TE25.108.159)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Connor Malloy (TE.Supp.TE25.108.160)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Peter Fallico (TE.Supp.TE25.108.161)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Elizabeth Moon (TE.Supp.TE25.108.162)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Bruce Boudreau (TE.Supp.TE25.108.163)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Naomi Bendavid (TE.Supp.TE25.108.164)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Ho (TE.Supp.TE25.108.165)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Vicki Bales (TE.Supp.TE25.108.166)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Mary Harmer (TE.Supp.TE25.108.167)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Jane A. Clark (TE.Supp.TE25.108.168)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Trevor Bond (TE.Supp.TE25.108.169)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Avryll McNair (TE.Supp.TE25.108.170)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Sandra Leigh Lester (TE.Supp.TE25.108.171)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Dimitra Psomopoulos (TE.Supp.TE25.108.172)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Joel Gilbert Anderson (TE.Supp.TE25.108.173)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Sarah Fleming (TE.Supp.TE25.108.174)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Michael Haffner (TE.Supp.TE25.108.175)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Justin Sharp (TE.Supp.TE25.108.176)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Claire Tallarico (TE.Supp.TE25.108.177)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Jounghwa No (TE.Supp.TE25.108.178)
(June 13, 2017) Presentation from Craig Race and Michelle German, Lanescape (TE.Supp.TE25.108.179)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-70839.pdf
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Jeff Harti (TE.Supp.TE25.108.180)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Ginger Sorbara (TE.Supp.TE25.108.181)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Jay Wall (TE.Supp.TE25.108.182)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Belissa Paulo (TE.Supp.TE25.108.183)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Belisa Paulo (TE.Supp.TE25.108.184)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Michael Shelley (TE.Supp.TE25.108.185)

Communications (City Council)

(June 20, 2017) E-mail from Paul Husson (CC.Main.TE25.108.186)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, in consultation with the City Solicitor and relevant Divisions to include in the first quarter of 2018 report, an analysis of the incremental costs and associated mitigation measures required to responsibly upgrade and maintain laneway public spaces in the event laneway suites are approved. Such analysis may include, but is not limited to new lighting, plowing, salting, street sweeping, pavement and storm water infrastructure, sight line and property standards enforcement, emergency services operations and infrastructure, traffic calming, safety and signage, and analysis on potential additional liability claims given additional pedestrian traffic and expectations of the public.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-06-2017 6:42 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE25.108 - Holyday - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, 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, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-06-2017 6:44 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE25.108 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, 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, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam

TE25.108 - Bringing Laneway Suites to the Toronto and East York District

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
18 - Davenport, 32 - Beaches-East York

Community Council Recommendations

 The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with appropriate staff from Engineering and Construction Services, Transportation Services, Solid Waste, Toronto Fire, Toronto Water and any other relevant City staff to review the Laneway Suites report from Lanescape and Evergreen, to develop and undertake an enhanced consultation plan, including specific outreach and consultation with local Residents' Associations and other stakeholders, in consultation with the local Councillors within the Toronto and East York District, and to report back in the first quarter of 2018 with respect to any recommended changes required to implement a laneway suite initiative within the Toronto and East York District.

 

2.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with appropriate staff from Engineering and Construction Services, Transportation Services, Solid Waste Management Services, Toronto Fire, Toronto Water and any other relevant City staff, to consider any recommended changes to areas within the Toronto and East York District that are geographically appropriate for laneway suites, as well as a potential monitoring period, and to include this in the first quarter of 2018 report.

 

3.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with appropriate civic officials to consider a possible implementation strategy for laneway suites in the Toronto and East York District which may include, but is not limited to, cost, incentives, and application review processes and timelines, comparable actions from other municipalities that have implemented laneway suites, and to include this in the first quarter of 2018 report.

 

4.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to include in the first quarter of 2018 report, potential staffing resources required to implement laneway housing in the Toronto and East York District, and also, to provide comparable data on staff resources in other municipalities that have implemented laneway suites.

 

5. City Council request the Director, Community Planning, in consultation with appropriate City staff, to include in the first quarter of  2018 report, consideration of how the implementation of laneway suites could align with laneway animation objectives across the Toronto and East York Community Council District.

 

6.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with the Executive Director, Affordable Housing Office, to include in the first quarter of 2018 report, policies to ensure the provision of affordable housing as part of the laneway suites initiative.

 

7.  City Council refer the Harbord Village Resident's Association laneway report (Communication TE25.108.21) to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, for information.

Origin

(May 26, 2017) Letter from Councillor Ana Bail„o and Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon

Summary

We have been working with Lanescape and Evergreen since early 2016 to advance the dialogue around 'laneway suites' in order to put forward a set of responsible performance standards that address the aspirations, sensitivities and needs of residents in our communities.

 

As part of the work undertaken by the team, we engaged with over 3,000 residents though an extensive consultation process that included an online survey, written feedback, in-person consultations in Wards 18, 32 and a public consultation at the Evergreen Brick Works. The feedback received has been overwhelming positive and the team has taken steps to address the key issues raised by residents as part of the recommended performance standards.

 

Throughout this process, the team met with relevant City Divisions to seek feedback on how best to address the technical requirements for laneway suites and we have also sought to include your feedback into the performance standards that have been developed. We are also grateful to the City Planning and other Divisional staff who have provided their advice and feedback as the team worked to prepare this independent report and set of performance standards.

 

Toronto has more than 2,400 publically owned laneways, covering more than 250 linear kilometers of public space, which have the potential to become much more active, useful spaces in our urban fabric. Laneway suites can transform underutilized spaces such as rear garages and parking pads, into sensitively scaled housing, utilizing existing infrastructure and respecting the form and character of the dense, walkable neighbourhoods in the Toronto and East York District.

 

Laneway suites represent an important step forward in addressing the need for more "missing middle" housing and have the potential to add much needed rental units into the market. They can reshape our thinking about secondary suites, looking beyond the traditional basement apartment as a way to provide extra income or as a place for adult children, empty nesters and care-takers to live close to their family support networks.

 

We want to eliminate the excessive red tape and unnecessary costs associated with building a laneway suite in the current context by proposing thoughtful and sensitive policy changes for Toronto to join the other municipalities in Canada who have already allowed for laneway suites to be built.

 

We believe that the time has now come for Toronto to allow for laneway suites and therefore recommend the following:

Background Information

(May 26, 2017) Letter from Councillor Ana Bail„o and Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon - Bringing Laneway Suites to the Toronto and East York District
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-104570.pdf
Laneway Suites - A New Housing Typology for Toronto by Lanescape Evergreen
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-104581.pdf

Communications

(June 1, 2017) E-mail from Brandon Donnelly (TE.Supp.TE25.108.1)
(June 2, 2017) E-mail from Cindy Kurz (TE.Supp.TE25.108.2)
(June 2, 2017) E-mail from Marc Serpa (TE.Supp.TE25.108.3)
(June 2, 2017) E-mail from Patrick Dinnen (TE.Supp.TE25.108.4)
(June 6, 2017) E-mail from Bob Krawczyk (TE.Supp.TE25.108.5)
(June 7, 2017) E-mail from Jennifer Cruickshank (TE.Supp.TE25.108.6)
(June 7, 2017) E-mail from Bill Wong (TE.Supp.TE25.108.7)
(June 7, 2017) E-mail from Paul Dowsett (TE.Supp.TE25.108.8)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Corey Tkachuk (TE.Supp.TE25.108.9)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Dieter Janssen (TE.Supp.TE25.108.10)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Suzanne Manvell (TE.Supp.TE25.108.11)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Philip Shea (TE.Supp.TE25.108.12)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Mark Whelan (TE.Supp.TE25.108.13)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Amir Mousavi (TE.Supp.TE25.108.14)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Ric Randmaa (TE.Supp.TE25.108.15)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Rico Natale (TE.Supp.TE25.108.16)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Kyle Rostad (TE.Supp.TE25.108.17)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Ken Greenberg (TE.Supp.TE25.108.18)
(June 9, 2017) E-mail from Manny Alvarez (TE.Supp.TE25.108.19)
(June 10, 2017) E-mail from Nancy Freeman and Andrew Morrison (TE.Supp.TE25.108.20)
(June 7, 2017) Letter from Sue Dexter for Carolee Orme and Rory Gus Sinclair, Harbord Village Planning and Development Committee (TE.Supp.TE25.108.21)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-70461.pdf
(June 11, 2017) Letter from Paul J. Bedford, Former Toronto Chief Planner (TE.Supp.TE25.108.22)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Kathleen Gallagher Ross (TE.Supp.TE25.108.23)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Malcolm Cross (TE.Supp.TE25.108.24)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Theo Chan (TE.Supp.TE25.108.25)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Sam Law (TE.Supp.TE25.108.26)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Is Doe (TE.Supp.TE25.108.27)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Anne Renshaw (TE.Supp.TE25.108.28)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Diane Hanson (TE.Supp.TE25.108.29)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from John and Anne Sinclair (TE.Supp.TE25.108.30)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Jeff Wilkinson, Wilkinson Construction (TE.Supp.TE25.108.31)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Pat Murray (TE.Supp.TE25.108.32)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Lyne Wagner and Gilles Tissier (TE.Supp.TE25.108.33)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Andrew Stokes (TE.Supp.TE25.108.34)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Kurt Krumme (TE.Supp.TE25.108.35)
(June 11, 2017) Letter from Jutta Mason (TE.Supp.TE25.108.36)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Beverley Couse (TE.Supp.TE25.108.37)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Simon McNabb (TE.Supp.TE25.108.38)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Scott Mabury (TE.New.TE25.108.39)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Nicola Hives (TE.Supp.TE25.108.40)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Ann Hollingworth (TE.Supp.TE25.108.41)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Katja Brittain (TE.Supp.TE25.108.42)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Kate Prevedello (TE.Supp.TE25.108.43)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Ed Jackson (TE.Supp.TE25.108.44)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Ian Fox (TE.Supp.TE25.108.45)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Lock Hughes (TE.Supp.TE25.108.46)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Ryan Fernandes (TE.Supp.TE25.108.47)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Alex Vizvary (TE.Supp.TE25.108.48)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Hayley Cormick (TE.Supp.TE25.108.49)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from John Caliendo and Ian Carmichael (TE.Supp.TE25.108.50)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Alexandre Leo Kaliazine (TE.Supp.TE25.108.51)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Robert Fyfe (TE.Supp.TE25.108.52)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from David J Clark (TE.Supp.TE25.108.53)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Erica Kim and Jacques Salazar (TE.Supp.TE25.108.54)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Margie Zeidler, Urban Space (TE.Supp.TE25.108.55)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Deborah Robinson (TE.Supp.TE25.108.56)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Peter MacNab (TE.Supp.TE25.108.57)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Meg Sinclair and Craig Morantz (TE.Supp.TE25.108.58)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Brad Marcoux (TE.Supp.TE25.108.59)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Tamara Sabarini and KEvin Macnab (TE.Supp.TE25.108.60)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Luke Canning (TE.Supp.TE25.108.61)
(June 11, 2017) E-mail from Michael Mushet (TE.Supp.TE25.108.62)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jessica Reid (TE.Supp.TE25.108.63)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Haig Baronikian (TE.Supp.TE25.108.64)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jan Bost (TE.Supp.TE25.108.65)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jill Murray (TE.Supp.TE25.108.66)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Mike Mazurkiewicz (TE.Supp.TE25.108.67)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Geoff Bowie and Petra Valier (TE.Supp.TE25.108.68)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Laird White (TE.Supp.TE25.108.69)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Bette Minott (TE.Supp.TE25.108.70)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Richard van Steenburgh (TE.Supp.TE25.108.71)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Gina Buonaguro (TE.Supp.TE25.108.72)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Paula Virany (TE.Supp.TE25.108.73)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Greg Matthew Crossley (TE.Supp.TE25.108.74)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Danielle Chin (TE.Supp.TE25.108.75)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Suzannah Bennett (TE.Supp.TE25.108.76)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Erica Parker (TE.Supp.TE25.108.77)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Lia Maston, FIRMA (TE.Supp.TE25.108.78)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Douglas Henderson (TE.Supp.TE25.108.79)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Poonam Therese Dhir (TE.Supp.TE25.108.80)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Martin Gladstone (TE.Supp.TE25.108.81)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Graeme Young (TE.Supp.TE25.108.82)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Brian Corcoran (TE.Supp.TE25.108.83)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Leigh Jeneroux (TE.Supp.TE25.108.84)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Kelsey Carriere (TE.Supp.TE25.108.85)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Susan Pidgeon (TE.Supp.TE25.108.86)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Nicole Trasick (TE.Supp.TE25.108.87)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jim Lockington (TE.Supp.TE25.108.88)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Larissa Fan (TE.Supp.TE25.108.89)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Chad Stefanovic (TE.Supp.TE25.108.90)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Peter Vinet (TE.Supp.TE25.108.91)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Reece (TE.Supp.TE25.108.92)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Caroline Newton (TE.Supp.TE25.108.93)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Mariana Paula Costa (TE.Supp.TE25.108.94)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Elizabeth Vandertuin (TE.Supp.TE25.108.95)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Anne (TE.Supp.TE25.108.96)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Giuseppe Furfaro (TE.Supp.TE25.108.97)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Emily Thring (TE.Supp.TE25.108.98)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Hentry Wiercinski, Vice Chair, The Annex Residents' Association (TE.Supp.TE25.108.99)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jan MacDonald (TE.Supp.TE25.108.100)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Neasa Martin (TE.Supp.TE25.108.101)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Bryan Kaplan, General Manager, Greening Homes Ltd. (TE.Supp.TE25.108.102)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Catherine Krug, Development Planner, Diamond Corp. (TE.Supp.TE25.108.103)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jessica Davenport and Ethan Ardelli (TE.Supp.TE25.108.104)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Chris Wallace (TE.Supp.TE25.108.105)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Parambir S. Keila (TE.Supp.TE25.108.106)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Joy Connelly (TE.Supp.TE25.108.107)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Barney Savage (TE.Supp.TE25.108.108)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jennifer Cruickshank (TE.Supp.TE25.108.109)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Susan Weiss (TE.Supp.TE25.108.110)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Lindsay Watson (TE.Supp.TE25.108.111)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Deborah Mellors (TE.Supp.TE25.108.112)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jim Pokorchak (TE.Supp.TE25.108.113)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Shanen Carter (TE.Supp.TE25.108.114)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Murray Cruchley (TE.Supp.TE25.108.115)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Rodney Litigio (TE.Supp.TE25.108.116)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Tracy Premdas (TE.Supp.TE25.108.117)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Victoria Bell (TE.Supp.TE25.108.118)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Astrid Willemsen (TE.Supp.TE25.108.119)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Catherine McRae (TE.Supp.TE25.108.120)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Clement Kent (TE.Supp.TE25.108.121)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Adrian Barek (TE.Supp.TE25.108.122)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Zane Magnus (TE.Supp.TE25.108.123)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jay Cullimore (TE.Supp.TE25.108.124)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from John and Diane Moody (TE.Supp.TE25.108.125)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Christina Ott (TE.Supp.TE25.108.126)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Annette Godziek (TE.Supp.TE25.108.127)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Michelle Van Eyk (TE.Supp.TE25.108.128)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Matt McCausland (TE.Supp.TE25.108.129)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Carol Reynolds (TE.Supp.TE25.108.130)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Karen McCallum (TE.Supp.TE25.108.131)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Bob Whalen (TE.Supp.TE25.108.132)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Lawrence Gordon (TE.Supp.TE25.108.133)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Tim Moxam (TE.Supp.TE25.108.134)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Corey McBurney (TE.Supp.TE25.108.135)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Michelle Walker (TE.Supp.TE25.108.136)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Gary Bryck (TE.Supp.TE25.108.137)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Brad Marcoux (TE.Supp.TE25.108.138)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Adam Totino (TE.Supp.TE25.108.139)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Leslie Hughes (TE.Supp.TE25.108.140)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Debra Hayes (TE.Supp.TE25.108.141)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Jeremy Bowes (TE.Supp.TE25.108.142)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Tommy Ong (TE.Supp.TE25.108.143)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Sara Ehrhardt (TE.Supp.TE25.108.144)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Lillian Ling (TE.Supp.TE25.108.145)
(June 12, 2017) E-mail from Sam Goldberg (TE.Supp.TE25.108.146)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Shelley Lee (TE.Supp.TE25.108.147)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Jeffrey Richard Lin (TE.Supp.TE25.108.148)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Irene Spadafora (TE.Supp.TE25.108.149)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Robert Mazar (TE.Supp.TE25.108.150)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Nancy-Lee Ledgley and Kelvin Hui (TE.Supp.TE25.108.151)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Margaret Harvey (TE.Supp.TE25.108.152)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Iordanka Iordanova and George Georgieff (TE.Supp.TE25.108.153)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Carole Beaulieu (TE.Supp.TE25.108.154)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Piero Manzini (TE.Supp.TE25.108.155)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Dan Jooker (TE.Supp.TE25.108.156)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from David Butler (TE.Supp.TE25.108.157)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Marie Lalonde (TE.Supp.TE25.108.158)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Bria Aird (TE.Supp.TE25.108.159)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Connor Malloy (TE.Supp.TE25.108.160)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Peter Fallico (TE.Supp.TE25.108.161)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Elizabeth Moon (TE.Supp.TE25.108.162)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Bruce Boudreau (TE.Supp.TE25.108.163)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Naomi Bendavid (TE.Supp.TE25.108.164)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Ho (TE.Supp.TE25.108.165)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Vicki Bales (TE.Supp.TE25.108.166)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Mary Harmer (TE.Supp.TE25.108.167)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Jane A. Clark (TE.Supp.TE25.108.168)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Trevor Bond (TE.Supp.TE25.108.169)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Avryll McNair (TE.Supp.TE25.108.170)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Sandra Leigh Lester (TE.Supp.TE25.108.171)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Dimitra Psomopoulos (TE.Supp.TE25.108.172)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Joel Gilbert Anderson (TE.Supp.TE25.108.173)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Sarah Fleming (TE.Supp.TE25.108.174)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Michael Haffner (TE.Supp.TE25.108.175)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Justin Sharp (TE.Supp.TE25.108.176)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Claire Tallarico (TE.Supp.TE25.108.177)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Jounghwa No (TE.Supp.TE25.108.178)
(June 13, 2017) Presentation from Craig Race and Michelle German, Lanescape (TE.Supp.TE25.108.179)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/comm/communicationfile-70839.pdf
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Jeff Harti (TE.Supp.TE25.108.180)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Ginger Sorbara (TE.Supp.TE25.108.181)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Jay Wall (TE.Supp.TE25.108.182)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Belissa Paulo (TE.Supp.TE25.108.183)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Belisa Paulo (TE.Supp.TE25.108.184)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Michael Shelley (TE.Supp.TE25.108.185)

Speakers

Michelle German, Evergreen
Craig Race, LaneScape
Michelle Senayah, The Laneway Project
Kelsey Carriere, University of Toronto, Department of Planning and Geography
Sa'ad Ahmed, Tiny Toronto
Nikolas Koschany, The Laneway Project
Rohan Walters, Spaces By Rohan Inc., Custom Home Designers in Toronto
Hayley Cormick, Ryerson University
Rory Sinclair, Harbord Village Residents' Association
Sue Dexter, Harbord Village Residents' Association
Ryan Fernandes, Ryerson University
Jill Murray-Dimic, Manager , Major Gifts - Ontario Region
David Fox
Karen Grosline
Lia Maston, Firma Architecture
Donald Booth
Paul Orenstein

Motions

1 - Motion to Set Committee Rule moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That Item TE25.108 be considered immediately following Item TE25.55.


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That:

 

5.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with the Executive Director, Affordable Housing Office, to include in the report back on the laneway suite initiative in the Toronto and East York district, policies to ensure the provision of affordable housing as part of the initiative.


3 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Joe Cressy (Carried)

That:

 

1.  Recommendations 1, 2 and 3 be amended to read as follows:

 

City Council:

 

1.  Request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with appropriate staff from Engineering and Construction Services, Transportation Services, Solid Waste, Toronto Fire, Toronto Water and any other relevant City staff to review the Laneway Suites report from Lanescape and Evergreen, undertake further community consultation and develop and undertake an enhanced consultation plan, including specific outreach and consultation with local Residents' Associations and other stakeholders, in consultation with local Councillors within the District, and report back in the first quarter of 2018 with respect to any recommended changes required to implement a laneway suite initiative within the Toronto and East York District

 

2.  Request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with appropriate staff from Engineering and Construction Services, Transportation Services, Solid Waste, Toronto Fire, Toronto Water and any other relevant City staff, apply to consider any recommended changes to areas within the Toronto and East York District that are geographically appropriate for laneway suites, and be monitored for a period of three years as well as a potential monitoring period, and include this in the Q1 2018 report.

 

3.  Request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with appropriate civic officials to consider a possible provide implementation strategy for laneway suites in the Toronto and East York District which may include, but is not limited to, cost, incentives, and application review processes and timelines, comparable actions from other municipalities that have implemented laneway suites, and include this in the Q1 2018 report.

 

2.  Recommendation 4 be replaced with the following new Recommendation 4:

 

4.  Request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to include in the Q1 2018 report on potential staffing resources required to implement laneway housing in the District, and for the report to provide comparable data on staff resources in other municipalities that have implemented laneway suites

 

3. The following new recommendation be added:

 

5. Request the Director, Community Planning, in consultation with appropriate city staff, to include in the Q1 2018 report consideration of how the implementation of laneway suites could align with laneway animation objectives across the Toronto and East York Community Council district.

 

4.  The following new recommendation be added:

 

6.  Refer the Harbord Village Resident's Association laneway report (Communication TE25.108.21) to City Planning staff for information.


4 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-13-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Kristyn Wong-Tam (Chair)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council