Item - 2018.EX30.15

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.

EX30.15 - City of Toronto Interests Regarding Airport Ownership

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council request the Government of Canada to consult with municipal governments and the public before making any ownership changes to Canada's airports, aligned with the request of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

 

2.  City Council forward its decision to the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, the Region of Peel, the City of Mississauga, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Background Information (Committee)

(January 9, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on City of Toronto Interests Regarding Airport Ownership
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-110721.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Feb-01-2018 11:31 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX30.15 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 36 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, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

EX30.15 - City of Toronto Interests Regarding Airport Ownership

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Government of Canada consult with municipal governments and the public before making any ownership changes to Canada's airports, aligned with the request of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

 

2.  City Council forward the report (January 9, 2018) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, the Region of Peel, the City of Mississauga, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Origin

(January 9, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture

Summary

The Government of Canada continues to study potential ownership and governance changes to airports in the National Airports System (NAS), which includes Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport. NAS airports are currently owned by the federal government but are operated by local airport authorities which are governed by appropriate regulations including a long-term ground lease. Potential ownership and governance models vary, and each would require unique regulatory and policy regimes to balance the interests of all parties including governments, airport owners, users (airlines and passengers) and the overall public.

 

To date the Federal Government has not committed to a policy direction related to the ownership and governance of airports in the NAS and any other airport.  It is anticipated that should changes in ownership occur, municipal governments may see impacts in terms of jurisdiction, economic development, infrastructure, community engagement and governance.

 

Given the uncertain federal policy direction and associated potential outcomes it is recommended that City Council request the Government of Canada consult with municipalities and the public before making any ownership changes to Canada's airports.  This position aligns with the position of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) of which the City is a member.

Background Information

(January 9, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on City of Toronto Interests Regarding Airport Ownership
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-110721.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council