Item - 2018.EX32.13

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on March 26, 2018 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on March 19, 2018 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on March 26, 2018.
  • See also AH9.4
  • See also By-law 495-2018

EX32.13 - Property Tax Relief to Support New Transitional Housing at 9 Huntley Street

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

City Council Decision

City Council on March 26 and 27, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council exempt the twenty new affordable housing units at 9 Huntley Street from taxation for municipal and school purposes for the term of 20 years from the commencement date of the lease with Fife House Foundation Inc.

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to execute, postpone, confirm the status of and discharge any City security documents registered as required by normal business practices.

 

3.  City Council authorize City staff to cancel or refund any taxes paid from the by-law exempting the property from taxation.

Background Information (Committee)

(March 2, 2018) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee on Property Tax Relief to Support New Transitional Housing at 9 Huntley Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-112952.pdf
(February 15, 2018) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Affordable Housing Office on Property Tax Relief to Support New Transitional Housing at 9 Huntley Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-112983.pdf

EX32.13 - Property Tax Relief to Support New Transitional Housing at 9 Huntley Street

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

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council exempt the twenty new affordable housing units at 9 Huntley Street from taxation for municipal and school purposes for the term of 20 years from the commencement date of the lease with Fife House Foundation Inc.

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to execute, postpone, confirm the status of and discharge any City security documents registered as required by normal business practices.

 

3.  City Council authorize City staff to cancel or refund any taxes paid from the by-law exempting the property from taxation.

Origin

(March 2, 2018) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee

Summary

Consistent with City policy, this report recommends that City Council exempt 20 new transitional housing units at 9 Huntley Street in Ward 27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, being purchased by the City of Toronto and leased to Fife House Foundation Inc. (Fife House) for 20 years.

 

In December, 2017, City Council approved Open Door incentives and Federal-Provincial and City capital funding to acquire and renovate 9 Huntley Street and enter into necessary agreements to lease the property to Fife House for the purpose of creating 20 new transitional housing units with comprehensive support services.

 

The net present value of the requested property tax exemption for the 20 year lease term is estimated at $195,959 and will assist in increasing affordability and contributing to the Fife House transitional housing program for high support people living with HIV/AIDS and complex health conditions.

Background Information

(March 2, 2018) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee on Property Tax Relief to Support New Transitional Housing at 9 Huntley Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-112952.pdf
(February 15, 2018) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Affordable Housing Office on Property Tax Relief to Support New Transitional Housing at 9 Huntley Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-112983.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council