Item - 2018.CD29.8

Tracking Status

CD29.8 - 2019 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and System Update Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council approve the 2019 Shelter Infrastructure Plan in Attachment 2 to the report (May 30, 2018) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into new or amend existing agreements, as required, to open and operate shelters outlined in the 2019 Shelter Infrastructure Plan in Attachment 2 to the report (May 30, 2018) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into new or amend existing agreements, as required, to maintain or add required respite spaces as set out in the report (May 30, 2018) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

4.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into new or amend existing agreements, as required, to respond to an urgent or unanticipated need to relocate shelters or respite sites. 

 

5. City Council amend the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration's 2018 - 2027 Capital Budget and Plan by creating a new capital Project, "Temporary Structures for Respite Services" at a total project cost of $10.2 million, with cash flow funding in 2018, fully funded through a permanent reallocation from the existing capital project, "New Emergency Shelters" (CHS 044) to fund the design and construction of four (4) temporary structures to accommodate approximately 400 people receiving services at the City's Respite Services.

 

6. City Council reiterate its desire to welcome all newcomers choosing to make Toronto their home, with the appropriate support and leadership of both Ontario and Canada.

 

7. City Council immediately advise the governments of Canada and Ontario that:

 

a. the municipal shelter system in Toronto is operating at capacity and the City is providing even further shelter support to refugee/asylum claimants, in excess of the City's capacity, through the provision of additional 2,000 hotel rooms;

 

b. the City of Toronto has exhausted all facilities, personnel, and financial resources available to meet the immediate housing needs of the current population of refugee/asylum claimants in the shelter system;

 

c. neither Ontario nor Canada have provided any direct funding to assist the City of Toronto with the additional costs of providing housing supports to refugee/asylum claimants, although the City is awaiting its share of recently announced federal funds to be flowed through the Province; and

 

d. neither Ontario nor Canada have provided any facilities, or identified any facilities, that will be available to house refugee/asylum claimants beyond August 9, 2018.

 

8. City Council advise the governments of Canada and Ontario that the City of Toronto does not have the facilities, personnel, or financial resources necessary to provide on its own, housing supports to any additional refugee/asylum claimants who arrive in Toronto seeking services.

 

9. City Council advise the governments of Canada and Ontario that emergency contingency spaces provided at Centennial College and Humber College are available only until August 9, when they must accommodate the return of students, and that the City of Toronto does not have the facilities, personnel, or financial resources to relocate the refugee/asylum claimants that are currently receiving shelter supports at these colleges.  

 

10. City Council reiterate its request to the governments of Canada and Ontario for an urgent regional response, including: the introduction of federal and provincial-level coordination to place new arrivals to locations outside of the City of Toronto's shelter system, where there is capacity; additional resources, including non-municipal facilities and human resources to operate those facilities; and reimbursement of direct costs (to date) associated with the City's response to the increased flow of refugee claimants/ asylum seekers ($64.5 Million).

 

11. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development Finance and Administration to enter into agreements with refugee-serving, non-governmental organizations to organize and facilitate information and referral services for refugee/asylum claimants, within the approved 2018 operating budget.

 

12. City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration to assess and report through the 2019 budget process on the reallocation of base funding for hotel programs to transitional housing programs, when and if a federal response allows a reduction in demand, as experienced in 2001 and 2007. 

 

13. City Council request the City Manager to request the Federal Government to provide the following information:

 

a.  number of shelter users who are established refugees who have had hearings accepted and have Permanent Residence;

 

b.  number of shelter users who have had asylum claims accepted and are waiting for a final ruling;

 

c.  number of shelter users who are asylum seekers, people who have entered Canada, claimed for asylum and are waiting to find out if their claim will be tested at a hearing;

 

d.  number of shelter users landed by the government from overseas at Pearson International Airport and settled within the City;

 

e.  number of shelter users who are in Canada but have made no claim whatsoever; and

 

f.   number of children broken down by same class;

 

 and to report the results directly to the July 23, 24 and 25, 2018 City Council meeting.

Background Information (Committee)

(May 30, 2018) Report and Attachments 1 to 7 from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on 2019 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and System Update Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-115726.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(June 22, 2018) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, the General Manager, Facilities Management and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Update on Temporary Structures to be Used for the Delivery of 24-Hour Respite Services (CD29.8a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117593.pdf
Attachment 1 - Site Assessment Criteria: Temporary Structures for 24-Hour Respite Sites
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117594.pdf
(June 25, 2018) Supplementary report from the Interim City Manager on Refugee/Asylum Claimant Arrivals to Toronto - Current Situation Update (CD29.8b)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-117643.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Kira Heineck, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (CD.New.CD29.8.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cd/comm/communicationfile-83725.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That City Council adopt the following recommendation contained in the supplementary report (June 22, 2018) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, the General Manager, Facilities Management and the Chief Purchasing Officer [CD29.8a]:

 

1. City Council amend the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration's 2018 - 2027 Capital Budget and Plan by creating a new capital Project, "Temporary Structures for Respite Services" at a total project cost of $10.2 million, with cash flow funding in 2018, fully funded through a permanent reallocation from the existing capital project, "New Emergency Shelters" (CHS 044) to fund the design and construction of four (4) temporary structures to accommodate approximately 400 people receiving services at the City's Respite Services.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-26-2018 5:07 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD29.8 - Tory - motion 1a
Total members that voted Yes: 34 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, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Jim Hart, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner

1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That City Council adopt the following recommendations contained in the supplementary report (June 25, 2018) from the Interim City Manager [CD29.8b]:  

 

1. City Council reiterate its desire to welcome all newcomers choosing to make Toronto their home, with the appropriate support and leadership of both Ontario and Canada.

 

2. City Council immediately advise the governments of Canada and Ontario that:

 

a. the municipal shelter system in Toronto is operating at capacity and the City is providing even further shelter support to refugee/asylum claimants, in excess of the City's capacity, through the provision of additional 2,000 hotel rooms;

 

b. the City of Toronto has exhausted all facilities, personnel, and financial resources available to meet the immediate housing needs of the current population of refugee/asylum claimants in the shelter system;

 

c. neither Ontario nor Canada have provided any direct funding to assist the City of Toronto with the additional costs of providing housing supports to refugee/asylum claimants, although the City is awaiting its share of recently announced federal funds to be flowed through the Province; and

 

d. neither Ontario nor Canada have provided any facilities, or identified any facilities, that will be available to house refugee/asylum claimants beyond August 9, 2018.

 

3. City Council advise the governments of Canada and Ontario that the City of Toronto does not have the facilities, personnel, or financial resources necessary to provide on its own, housing supports to any additional refugee/asylum claimants who arrive in Toronto seeking services.

 

4. City Council advise the governments of Canada and Ontario that emergency contingency spaces provided at Centennial College and Humber College are available only until August 9, when they must accommodate the return of students, and that the City of Toronto does not have the facilities, personnel, or financial resources to relocate the refugee/asylum claimants that are currently receiving shelter supports at these colleges.  

 

5. City Council reiterate its request to the governments of Canada and Ontario for an urgent regional response, including: the introduction of federal and provincial-level coordination to place new arrivals to locations outside of the City of Toronto's shelter system, where there is capacity; additional resources, including non-municipal facilities and human resources to operate those facilities; and reimbursement of direct costs (to date) associated with the City's response to the increased flow of refugee claimants/ asylum seekers ($64.5 Million).

 

6. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development Finance and Administration to enter into agreements with refugee-serving, non-governmental organizations to organize and facilitate information and referral services for refugee/asylum claimants, within the approved 2018 operating budget.

 

7. City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration to assess and report through the 2019 budget process on the reallocation of base funding for hotel programs to transitional housing programs, when and if a federal response allows a reduction in demand, as experienced in 2001 and 2007. 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-26-2018 5:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD29.8 - Tory - motion 1b
Total members that voted Yes: 34 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, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Amended)

That City Council request the City Manager to collect the following information:

 

a.  number of shelter users who are established refugees who have had hearings accepted and have Permanent Residence;

 

b.  number of shelter users who have had asylum claims accepted and are waiting for a final ruling;

 

c.  number of shelter users who are asylum seekers, people who have entered Canada, claimed for asylum and are waiting to find out if their claim will be tested at a hearing;

 

d.  number of shelter users landed by the government from overseas at Pearson International Airport and settled within the City;

 

e.  number of shelter users who are in Canada but have made no claim whatsoever; and

 

f.   number of children broken down by same class;

 

 and to report the results directly to the July 23, 24 and 25, 2018 City Council meeting.

 

Amended by motion 3 by Councillor De Baeremaeker.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-26-2018 5:10 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD29.8 - Wong Tam - motion 2 as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 34 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, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Janet Davis, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner

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

That City Council amend motion 2 by Councillor Wong-Tam by deleting the word "collect" and inserting the words "request the Federal Government to provide" so that it now reads as follows:

 

That City Council request the City Manager to request the Federal Government to provide the following information:

 

a.  number of shelter users who are established refugees who have had hearings accepted and have Permanent Residence;

 

b.  number of shelter users who have had asylum claims accepted and are waiting for a final ruling;

 

c.  number of shelter users who are asylum seekers, people who have entered Canada, claimed for asylum and are waiting to find out if their claim will be tested at a hearing;

 

d.  number of shelter users landed by the government from overseas at Pearson International Airport and settled within the City;

 

e.  number of shelter users who are in Canada but have made no claim whatsoever; and

 

f.   number of children broken down by same class;

 

 and to report the results directly to the July 23, 24 and 25, 2018 City Council meeting.

Vote (Amend Motion) Jun-26-2018 5:10 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD29.8 - De Baeremaeker - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Mike Layton, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-26-2018 5:11 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD29.8 - Adopt the item as amended
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, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner

Point of Privilege by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong

Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Councillor Davis was interrupting him while he is asking questions of staff.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and ruled that Councillor Davis should not to interrupt Members of Council.

Councillor Davis apologized.

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Mammoliti's questions of Councillor De Baeremaeker were not a clarification of the motion.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Wong-Tam's questions of Councillor De Baeremaeker were not a clarification of the motion.

CD29.8 - 2019 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and System Update Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that: 

 

1.  City Council approve the 2019 Shelter Infrastructure Plan, set out in Attachment 2 to the report (May 30, 2018) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to enter into new or amend existing agreements, as required, to open and operate shelters outlined in the 2019 Shelter Infrastructure Plan.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to enter into new or amend existing agreements, as required, to maintain or add required respite spaces as set out in the report (May 30, 2018) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

4.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to enter into new or amend existing agreements, as required, to respond to an urgent or unanticipated need to relocate shelters or respite sites.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.  Directed the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, to report to the June 26, 2018 City Council meeting on the details and status of the semi-permanent structures to be used for delivery of 24-Hour Respite services as outlined in the report (May 30, 2018) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

Origin

(May 30, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek approval for the 2019 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and 2018/19 Winter Plan. The report also provides information on a number of outstanding Council decisions related to the development and administration of shelters, 24-Hour Respite Sites, and housing with supports.

Background Information

(May 30, 2018) Report and Attachments 1 to 7 from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on 2019 Shelter Infrastructure Plan and System Update Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-115726.pdf

Communications

(June 13, 2018) E-mail from Kira Heineck, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (CD.New.CD29.8.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cd/comm/communicationfile-83725.pdf

Speakers

Kira Heineck, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness
Mark Aston, Chief Executive Officer, Fred Victor Centre
Jean Stevenson, Executive Director, Madison Community Services

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That:

 

1.  The General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, report to the June 26, 2018 City Council meeting on the details and status of the semi-permanent structures to be used for delivery of 24-Hour Respite services as outlined in the report (May 30, 2018) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.


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