Item - 2018.EX30.13

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on January 31, 2018 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on January 24, 2018 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on January 31, 2018.

EX30.13 - Use Agreement for The Bentway

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
19 - Trinity-Spadina, 20 - Trinity-Spadina

City Council Decision

City Council on January 31 and February 1, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council approve the Major Terms of a Use Agreement for The Bentway set out in the report (January 9, 2018) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, which will establish the governing terms and conditions for The Bentway Conservancy's use of City Lands; such agreement to include a Relationship Framework between the City of Toronto and The Bentway Conservancy setting out the roles and responsibilities of the Parties in programming, operating and maintaining the City Lands.

 

2.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services to negotiate and enter into any and all other agreements necessary to implement the Use Agreement, on terms acceptable to the said Deputy City Managers, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Background Information (Committee)

(January 9, 2018) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Deputy City Manager Cluster A, the Deputy City Manager Cluster B, the Deputy City Manager Internal Corporate Services on Use Agreement for The Bentway
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-110758.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jan-31-2018 10:02 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX30.13 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 33 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, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Neethan Shan, 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: 12 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

EX30.13 - Use Agreement for The Bentway

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
19 - Trinity-Spadina, 20 - Trinity-Spadina

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the Major Terms of a Use Agreement for The Bentway set out in the report (January 9, 2018) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, which will establish the governing terms and conditions for The Bentway Conservancy's use of City Lands; such agreement to include a Relationship Framework between the City of Toronto and The Bentway Conservancy setting out the roles and responsibilities of the Parties in programming, operating and maintaining the City Lands.

 

2.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services to negotiate and enter into any and all other agreements necessary to implement the Use Agreement, on terms acceptable to the said Deputy City Managers, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin

(January 9, 2018) Report from the Deputy City Manager Cluster A, the Deputy City Manager Cluster B, the Deputy City Manager Internal Corporate Services

Summary

 

This report seeks Council endorsement of the major terms of a Use Agreement for The Bentway, which The Bentway Conservancy will program, operate and maintain in partnership with the City of Toronto. The Bentway Conservancy was established as a not-for-profit corporation on September 14, 2016.

 

This report responds to Council's request for details regarding particular aspects of programming, operations and maintenance, including the need to protect public access to the new open space, the need to foster collaboration between Fort York National Historic Site and the Conservancy, the need to manage sponsor and donor recognition, as well as the need to manage event frequency and intensity in a manner that recognizes adjacent uses.

 

The exact terms and nature of the partnership between The Bentway Conservancy and the City of Toronto will be defined in a Use Agreement. The Conservancy will have a close working relationship with Fort York National Historic Site, as this first phase of The Bentway is entirely on lands that are part of the National Historic Site. The Use Agreement will therefore include a detailed Relationship Framework between The Conservancy and Fort York National Historic Site. Areas of cooperation include site maintenance, joint programming, event management, fundraising and sponsorship, as well as the need to maintain public access across the National Historic Site.

 

Announced in December 2015, The Bentway will transform a linear area from approximately Strachan Avenue to Spadina Avenue beneath the elevated Gardiner Expressway into a major civic and cultural asset that will provide much needed public open space and amenities in a rapidly growing area of Toronto. The entire first phase of The Bentway passes through the federally designated Fort York National Historic Site, which is managed through the Museums and Heritage Services section of the Economic Development and Culture Division, with the considerable involvement of The Friends of Fort York and Garrison Common, as well as the Fort York Foundation. Future phases of The Bentway will extend the project to the east.

 

The Terms of the Use Agreement for The Bentway represent a comprehensive framework that provides the City of Toronto and The Bentway Conservancy with tools for successful collaboration and communication, while also providing The Bentway with the independence needed to leverage additional funding and implement high quality programming, operations and maintenance.

Background Information

(January 9, 2018) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Deputy City Manager Cluster A, the Deputy City Manager Cluster B, the Deputy City Manager Internal Corporate Services on Use Agreement for The Bentway
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-110758.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council