Item - 2018.EX30.8

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on January 31, 2018 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on January 24, 2018 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on January 31, 2018.

EX30.8 - Old City Hall - Future Uses and Tenant Options

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services to further develop a design and plans for Old City Hall that include a Museum of Toronto, a Toronto Public Library branch and wedding chamber with complementary uses such as a museum café and shop, public event space, and institutional uses, consistent with Option 3 as set out in the report (January 9, 2018) from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, and the Chief Purchasing Officer.

 

2.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services to commence necessary work with Avison Young to develop and undertake an Request For Proposal process to seek and secure a Head Lessee for a long-term lease of Old City Hall, to commence once the current lease with the Tenant has expired and report back to Council in second quarter of 2019 with final recommendations for a Head Lessee and strategy for new tenants at Old City Hall.

 

3.  City Council release the exclusive reservation placed on the courtyard area of Old City Hall for the future use of the Museum of Toronto and to investigate publicly accessible event space within the courtyard and lobby areas as part of a new tenant mix.

 

4.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services to address the needs of the Ministry of the Attorney General as it relates to any impacts of the building revitalization to their existing lease at Old City Hall.

 

5.  City Council authorize an amendment to contract (Purchase Order 6040924) issued to Avison Young Commercial Real Estate Ontario Inc., in accordance with Section 71 - 11.1C of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 71 (Financial Control By-law), satisfactory to the City Solicitor, in the additional amount of up to $319,500 (net of all applicable taxes), revising the current contract value from $783,883 to $1,103,383 (net of all applicable taxes), to provide continuing professional services to establish the process to select a Head Lessee and to report back to Council on the results of that selection process and to provide a business case for the next phase of work.

 

6.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, to negotiate and enter into a contract with CS and P Architects, in the amount of up to $420,000 (net of all applicable taxes) on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, for the development of designs and plans for Old City Hall, consistent with Option 3 as set out in the report (January 9, 2018) from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, and the Chief Purchasing Officer.

 

7.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services to consult with:

 

a.   the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of History, to identify best practices to make optimal use of all of the available space for a new City of Toronto museum within Old City Hall; and

 

b.  Toronto Transit Commission staff and principals working on a Toronto Transit Commission museum to explore possible joint opportunities and synergies.

 

8.  City Council request the City Clerk to report on the whereabouts of artifacts of municipal historical significance including the chains of office from the former municipalities, the original Toronto flag, corporate seals and documents, and on the suitability of such artifacts for inclusion of a display.

Background Information (Committee)

(January 9, 2018) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Old City Hall: Future Uses and Tenant Options
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-110694.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(January 23, 2018) E-mail from Brian Graff (EX.Supp.EX30.8.1)
(January 23, 2018) E-mail from Peter Roe, Assistant Director, The Searcher Group (EX.Supp.EX30.8.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-78195.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council:

 

1.  Request the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services to consult with the TTC staff and principals working on a TTC museum to explore possible joint opportunities and synergies.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-01-2018 11:17 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX30.8 - Mihevc - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 34 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, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Michelle Holland, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson

2a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That City Council request the City Clerk to report on the whereabouts of artifacts of municipal historical significance including the chains of office from the former municipalities, the original Toronto flag, corporate seals and documents; and on the suitability of such artifacts for inclusion of a display.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-01-2018 11:18 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX30.8 - Holyday - motion 2a
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, John Tory, Lucy Troisi
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Jim Hart, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Michelle Holland, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson

2b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Lost)

That City Council request the City Manager to consult with Toronto's colleges and universities and to determine interest in their development of Old City Hall for educational purposes before commencing with Executive Committee Recommendation 2.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-01-2018 11:19 AM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX30.8 - Holyday - motion 2b
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are John Campbell, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Cesar Palacio
Total members that voted No: 29 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Michelle Holland, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson

2c - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Lost)

That City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, to consult with the City's Chief Librarian on opportunities to implement museum displays in local library branches as opportunities become available through reconfiguration and to develop an artifact collection and rotation program, and a loan program for accredited individuals including educators.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-01-2018 11:20 AM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX30.8 - Holyday - motion 2c
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Cesar Palacio, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 29 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Michelle Holland, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson

2d - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Lost)

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 1 by deleting the words "a Museum of Toronto" and add "conference or meeting space" so that the recommendation now reads as follows:

 

1.  Council direct the Deputy City Manager Internal Corporate Services to further develop a design and plans for Old City Hall that include a Toronto Public Library branch and wedding chamber with complementary uses such as a museum café and shop, public event, conference, meeting space, and institutional uses, consistent with Option 3 as set out in the report (January 9, 2018) from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, and the Chief Purchasing Officer.

Vote (Amend Item) Feb-01-2018 11:21 AM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX30.8 - Holyday - motion 2d
Total members that voted Yes: 17 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, Lucy Troisi
Total members that voted No: 21 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Jim Hart, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Michelle Holland, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Feb-01-2018 11:22 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX30.8 - 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, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Michelle Holland, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson

Point of Privilege by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Carroll, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that she wished to apologize to Councillor Holyday for interrupting him while he spoke.

 

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and thanked Councillor Carroll for her apology.

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor James Pasternak - as his wife, although on leave, is technically still an employee of the Toronto Public Library.

EX30.8 - Old City Hall - Future Uses and Tenant Options

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  Council direct the Deputy City Manager Internal Corporate Services to further develop a design and plans for Old City Hall that include a Museum of Toronto, a Toronto Public Library branch and wedding chamber with complementary uses such as a museum café and shop, public event space, and institutional uses, consistent with Option 3 as set out in the report (January 9, 2018) from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, and the Chief Purchasing Officer.

 

2.  Council direct the Deputy City Manager Internal Corporate Services to commence necessary work with Avison Young to develop and undertake an Request For Proposal process to seek and secure a Head Lessee for a long-term lease of Old City Hall, to commence once the current lease with the Tenant has expired and report back to Council in second quarter of 2019 with final recommendations for a Head Lessee and strategy for new tenants at Old City Hall.

 

3.  City Council release the exclusive reservation placed on the courtyard area of Old City Hall for the future use of the Museum of Toronto and to investigate publicly accessible event space within the courtyard and lobby areas as part of a new tenant mix.

 

4.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager Internal Corporate Services to address the needs of the Ministry of the Attorney General as it relates to any impacts of the building revitalization to their existing lease at Old City Hall.

 

5.  City Council grant authority to amend contract (Purchase Order #6040924) issued to Avison Young Commercial Real Estate Ontario Inc., in accordance with Section 71‑11.1C of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 71 (Financial Control By-law), satisfactory to the City Solicitor, in the additional amount of up to $319,500 (net of all applicable taxes), revising the current contract value from $783,883 to $1,103,383 (net of all applicable taxes), to provide continuing professional services to establish the process to select a Head Lessee and report back to Council on the results of that selection process and to provide a business case for the next phase of work.

 

6.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, to negotiate and enter into a contract with CS and P Architects, in the amount of up to $420,000 (net of all applicable taxes) on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, for the development of designs and plans for Old City Hall, consistent with Option 3 as set out in the report (January 9, 2018) from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, and the Chief Purchasing Officer.

 

7.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services to consult with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Museum of History, to identify best practices to make optimal use of all of the available space for a new City of Toronto museum within Old City Hall.

Origin

(January 9, 2018) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, and the Chief Purchasing Officer

Summary

This report responds to City Council direction of November 3 and 4, 2015, for the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services to report back to City Council on the results of a feasibility study for a museum at Old City Hall, public consultations and the design process for the future uses within two years. This report makes recommendations for a strategy for new tenants at Old City Hall, once the provincial and municipal courts vacate the building by December 31, 2021. Any new use or continued long term use of the building will require significant investment in base building upgrades and heritage restoration work.

 

This report provides recommendations and analysis to support locating the Museum of Toronto, Toronto Public Library branch and wedding chamber, as well as other complementary uses and themes for tenanting the property. Real Estate Services retained CS and P Architects, and Avison Young Commercial Real Estate Ontario Inc. ("Avison Young"), to analyze the market for potential leasing options and to adaptively reuse the property, which has resulted in recommendations for a long-term Head Lessee for tenanting the building.

Background Information

(January 9, 2018) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Old City Hall: Future Uses and Tenant Options
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-110694.pdf

Communications

(January 23, 2018) E-mail from Brian Graff (EX.Supp.EX30.8.1)
(January 23, 2018) E-mail from Peter Roe, Assistant Director, The Searcher Group (EX.Supp.EX30.8.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/comm/communicationfile-78195.pdf

Speakers

Chris Drew
George Rust D'eye, Civic Museum Task Force
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Motions

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services to consult with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Museum of History, to identify best practices to make optimal use of all of the available space for a new City of Toronto museum within Old City Hall.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

Declared Interests

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor James Pasternak - as his wife, while on leave, remains an employee of the Toronto Public Library.
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council