Item - 2018.EX32.15

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 AH9.6
  • See also By-law 1017-2020

EX32.15 - Property Tax Relief for New Infill Affordable Rental Homes for Seniors at 1117 and 1119 Gerrard Street East

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
30 - Toronto-Danforth

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council exempt the 36 new affordable homes at 1117 and 1119 Gerrard Street East from taxation for municipal and school purposes for the term of 25 years.

 

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 for New Infill Affordable Rental Homes for Seniors at 1117 and 1119 Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-112954.pdf
(February 15, 2018) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Affordable Housing Office on Property Tax Relief for New Infill Affordable Rental Homes for Seniors at 1117 and 1119 Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-112985.pdf

EX32.15 - Property Tax Relief for New Infill Affordable Rental Homes for Seniors at 1117 and 1119 Gerrard Street East

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
30 - Toronto-Danforth

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council exempt the 36 new affordable homes at 1117 and 1119 Gerrard Street East from taxation for municipal and school purposes for the term of 25 years.

 

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

This report will recommend tax exemptions for 36 new affordable rental homes for seniors at 1117 and 1119 Gerrard Street East needed to support the development and operation of the property by WoodGreen Community Housing Inc.

 

City Council at its meeting of March 28 and 29, 2017 requested that the Director, Affordable Housing Office negotiate the terms and conditions of federal/provincial financial assistance and City incentives to WoodGreen Community Housing Inc. for the redevelopment of 1117 and 1119 Gerrard Street East subject to the receipt by the City of a satisfactory business case for the development of the project. This business case was received in parallel with the Open Door program and has been approved for federal/provincial funding.

 

The property tax exemption is estimated to provide the project a net present value of $486,986, a substantial benefit over the 25 year term which will support increased affordability to the seniors demographic in the City.

Background Information

(March 2, 2018) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee on Property Tax Relief for New Infill Affordable Rental Homes for Seniors at 1117 and 1119 Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-112954.pdf
(February 15, 2018) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Affordable Housing Office on Property Tax Relief for New Infill Affordable Rental Homes for Seniors at 1117 and 1119 Gerrard Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-112985.pdf

Motions

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